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    Organization: Plan USA
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 29 Feb 2016

    Your Objective

    The Compliance Operations & Awards Manager provides operational assistance to Plan International USA programs. S/he liaises with the client, home and field offices, subcontractors, and consultants in order to support timely and high-quality work conducted for programs under implementation. S/he adds value by developing and implementing administrative and operational systems which adhere to Plan International USA and U.S. Government Rules and Regulations. The position will serve as main point of contact during the startup operations and will manage many actions and initiatives. S/he will be required to have detailed knowledge of all project requirements so as to properly disseminate that knowledge to others. S/he will also support the recruitment of key personnel and will orient and train appropriate field staff. In addition, the position will lead and facilitate the close down process of projects, paying strict attention to compliance with institutional and donor requirements. The role is intended to lead these main phases while also supporting other team members, as needed, who are assigned to the overall management of the project. The position will also provide support to the project life cycle through award administration. The manager will support the development of business processes, policies, and procedures including maintaining, filing, and updating as necessary.

    The position plays a key role in the Compliance Operations & Award team providing leadership, guidance, and support to the Head of Compliance Operations & Awards. This is a high profile role that offers a unique opportunity to work with multiple practice areas at Plan and interact with various Plan Country Offices around the world.

    Your Role

    • Lead and collaborate with other program staff to document and share the donor requirements and goals for each project. This work may include assigning tasks, setting timetables and establishing key deliverable dates for achieving intermediate and overall goals.
    • Setting review dates to ensure that projects remain on target.
    • Mobilizing a start-up team consisting of NO, CO and RO staff to take ownership of the key project deliverables.
    • Building and nurturing strong relationships with the donors (both technical and contractual).
    • Supporting the rapid recruitment of all key personnel and project team staff.
    • Setting up financial systems, procurement processes, and detailed grant management policies, leading to a smooth transition of the work plan to key personnel for execution.
    • Supporting the operational set up of new offices, both physically and logistically.
    • Support the set up a Monitoring and Evaluation system, and developing a communications plan in compliance with a branding and marking plan (USG requirement).
    • Managing donor communication and face-to-face interactions through the start-up period.
    • Supporting the development of training tools for project staff on startup activities and methodologies.
    • Leading the close down process for field programs, as directed, ensuring all donor requirements are met and resulting in clean and effective audits.
    • Facilitation, coordination, submission, and negotiation of Plan’s cooperative agreements and associate awards, contracts, sub-awards, leases, service agreements, and consulting agreements and modifications thereto
    • Development and maintenance of acquisition and assistance templates/formats and other guidance for use by Plan staff;
    • In concert with department staff, review, improvement and development of policies and procedures for COA including Plan USA business processes
    • In concert with department staff, the development and execution of training on grants and contracts compliance issues for headquarters and field staff;
    • Maintenance of award files within Salesforce (CRM), from set-up to close-out;

    Our Offer to you
    Plan is a child-centered community development organization working with communities in over 50 countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. We invite our staff to embrace Plan’s mission, working in partnership with management, peers, donors, and other supporters in an effort to make lasting change for children and families around the world.

    We aspire to five core values that help us define our culture and to inform our business decisions: Accountability, Passion, Integrity, Respect, and Excellence - AsPIRE. Plan expects all staff to exhibit and embrace these values in every part of their work lives.
    We are committed to adhering to Plan’s Child Protection Standards and protecting the well being of children in any situation that may arise. The protection of children is everyone’s responsibility.

    Plan offers opportunities for growth and development through internal and external training opportunities. We value the ideas and opinions of staff at any level and provide forums in which those can be shared with others.

    Plan is an equal opportunity employer and follows all laws associated with the EEOC.

    Key Competencies
    • Excellent oral communication and writing skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit
    • Ability to work in a team setting with people of different backgrounds.
    • Ability to use initiative and independent judgment, identify and resolve problems, and strong negotiation skills
    • Process focused with the ability to understand and follow set requirements as put forth by a donor
    • Ability to set priorities and work within deadlines.
    • Ability to travel internationally, up to 30%.

    Education and Experience
    • BA/BS degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
    • Knowledge of U.S. Government Rules and Regulations for administration of Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts
    • Minimum of four years of administrative or technical experience on USAID/USG-funded projects.
    • Demonstrable experience with a contractor or international NGO managing a USAID/USG-funded office or program.
    • Demonstrable experience managing the in-country operational and programmatic start-up and/or closedown for USAID/USG-funded programming.
    • Previous experience establishing in-country presence in less secure operating environments is highly preferred.
    • Experience in project development and project management required.
    • Excellent diplomatic, interpersonal, and communication skills.
    • Demonstrated decision making, problem solving, and team building ability.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff/individuals and in a multi-cultural environment.
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Complete fluency in English and mastery of Spanish and/or French preferred

    Physical and Mental Demands
    International travel is required up to 30 percent of the time, sometimes with short notice. The successful candidate must be resilient, and capable of maintaining a calm, professional focus under busy and time sensitive conditions. In turn, Plan strives to create a flexible work environment that includes compensatory time for extensive travel and the privilege to work remotely, at times, in line with our policy.


    How to apply:

    Plan seeks to fill this position as quickly as possible. Interested and qualified applicants based in the US should submit a cover letter and resume via our website: http://www.planusa.org/jobopps


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    Organization: Plan USA
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 29 Feb 2016

    Job Summary
    The Finance Officer, Grants and Contracts will be responsible for the financial management of the U.S. Government projects, as well as grants and contracts from other sources, such as Foundations, Corporations, and Multilateral Organizations. This position is responsible for ensuring accurate project financial tracking, recording and reporting to donors, and compliance with the organizational policies and donor requirements. The Finance Officer works closely with the Program Managers on all budget, finance and compliance matters such as forecasts, budget realignments, pipeline analysis, financial reports review, etc. The Finance Officer will play a key role in establishing necessary financial procedures and reinforcing internal controls. S/he will provide training and ongoing support to Plan International USA staff and Country Offices in understanding donor financial compliance, identifying financial risks, and other best practices related to project financial management.

    Main Responsibilities of the Job

    • Financial Reporting
    • Prepares financial reports for assigned U.S. Government or other donor’s grants and contracts (including but not limited to Standard Form 425) and for projects where Plan USA is a sub-recipient of federal funds.
    • Creates financial reporting templates and trains field office staff in their use.
    • Requests and monitors receipt of monthly financial reports from Country Offices, Regional Offices, Plan USA and Plan’s International Headquarters.
    • Reconciles monthly field reports with the field SAP system and the General Ledger including the reconciliation of unliquidated advances.
    • Prepares any required ad hoc reports for donors—e.g. prime requests for financial information, USAID mission requests for financial information, pipeline analysis, etc.
    • Prepares and maintains internal documents to support donor financial reports.
    • Reviews all project financial documentation for compliance—e.g. costs charged to grants and contracts including travel expense reports, consultant agreements, personnel allocation (time sheets), etc.

    Financial Management

    • Works collaboratively with Program Managers to review and oversee project budgets, forecasts, and financial reports for donors and actively contribute to the project risk reviews.
    • Monitors project “burn rate” against the total award budget and against the work plan budget. Discusses project financial performance with the Program Manager.
    • Assures appropriate explanations for variances on budget versus expenditure reports and notifies the Program Manager/Officer of any financial issues.
    • Keeps track of Plan International USA project covered costs in the donor budget to maximize cost recovery in accordance with the donor rules.
    • Works closely with the field to resolve any financial related issues and follows up on open points to ensure they are resolved.
    • Maintains up-to-date, accurate financial records on all grants in the field which credit Plan International USA for revenue.
    • Ensures the completion of financial closeout process for grants and contracts.
    • Supports the Program Manager and field office staff on the project budget management throughout the life of the projects.
    • Works with the Country Office and the Program Manager on budget realignments and modifications. Ensures timely submission to the donor/prime.
    • Monitors the status of the Obligation balance and works with the Program Manager and the Director of Compliance on requesting additional Obligations timely. Travels to the Country Office to provide support in preparation for audits and any other financial support necessary.
    • Reviews internal and external audit reports and recommends solutions to audit findings.
    • Assit Program Managers with the revenue projections for the organizational budget.
    • Assists the project team in negotiations with the donor.
    • Works with proposal development teams to review proposal budgets and budget narratives.

    Training

    • Actively contributes to the design and delivery of financial management training for the program staff at Plan USA.
    • Supports field finance staff in the areas of fiscal management and financial reporting on assigned U.S. Government grants and contracts and other assigned grants.
    • Participates in start-up workshops for new projects.
    • Liaises with the Program Manager to identify field staff training needs to increase their capacity to manage U.S. Government funds.

    Other

    • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor or other tasks coordinated through Supervisor for other members of Management.

    Qualifications Needed to Be Successful in the Job

    • A demonstrated commitment to the mission of Plan
    • Skills, Knowledge, Abilities
    • Ability to work with minimal direction and to initiate activities and identify organizational needs related to responsibilities.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to maintain effective and satisfactory working relationships with people from diverse cultures across all levels of the organization.
    • Superior analytical skills, attention to detail, and strong work ethics.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of financial and other sensitive information.
    • Capacity to work under pressure, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet inflexible deadlines.
    • Knowledge of U.S. Government rules and regulations, particularly USAID Regulation 2 CFR 700 (formerly 22 CFR 226), the super circular 2 CFR 200 (formerly OMB Circular A-110, A-122, and A-133), 22 CFR 228, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and AIDAR.
    • Knowledge of an experience working on A-133 audits.
    • Proficiency in computer software particularly Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Access, Word and accounting software packages.
    • Thorough knowledge of and experience with financial reporting, especially with regard to U.S. Government.
    • Knowledge of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and financial accounting standards.
    • Working knowledge of Spanish is desirable.
    • Previous experience working with field staff preferred.
    • Positive attitude, desire to be a part of a diverse team, and commitment to Plan International USA’s mission.

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/ Finance or related field. Master’s degree is preferred.
    • 5+ years of strong experience in accounting and financial management of U.S. government funding (e.g., USAID, DOS, DOL) and other donors’ budget and regulatory compliance.
    • Not-for-profit accounting experience. Field experience desirable.
    • Physical and Mental Demands
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
    • Work Environment
    • Typical office environment.
    • Travel will be required up to 40% annually.

    How to apply:

    Plan seeks to fill this position as quickly as possible. Interested and qualified applicants based in the US should submit a cover letter and resume via our website: http://www.planusa.org/jobopps


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    Organization: Plan USA
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 12 Mar 2016

    About Plan International USA
    Plan International USA is part of the Plan International Federation, a global organization that works side by side with communities in over 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities for generations to come and range from clean water and health care programs to education projects and child protection initiatives. For more information visit, www.planusa.org.
    General Description of the Role
    Plan International USA is seeking a candidate who will work closely with the Director and has previous experience with the following functions:
    • Governance programming (such as civil society engagement, fragile state programming, post-conflict programming)
    • Managing U.S. Government donor-funded programs
    • Experience with proposals and fundraising
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Experience in Disaster Risk Management programming is preferred but not required

    The Program Manager also works closely with other Resilience Practice team members, and preferred candidates and must be a strong team player and willing to roll up their sleeves and get the job done. The Program Manager will assist with the development and implementation of Plan’s Resilience strategy, and work with Plan colleagues at Regional and Country Office levels to support the implementation and growth of the organization’s US Government funded Governance and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) programs.
    Responsibilities
    • Participate in developing and backstopping Plan’s institutional Governance portfolio;
    • Participate in backstopping of Plan’s DRM project portfolios;
    • As part of Resilience team, lead pursuit of institutional funding, with a focus on U.S. Government donors (including USAID, U.S. State Department);
    • Support engagement with IH, ROs, and COs on Governance programming, practice, policy development, and initiatives;
    • Collaborate with Plan Marketing teams in the development of Governance and DRM-related individual funding efforts and communications pieces;
    • Represent Plan in USG-focused DRM and Governance events and fora.
    Knowledge, Skills, Ability
    • Significant fundraising experience, including preparation of technical and cost applications for USAID and other USG donors
    • Experience in USG-supported Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) programming
    • Demonstrated experience leading the backstopping of USG-funded projects, including knowledge of USG rules and regulations for grant-funded awards
    • Willingness and ability to learn DRM programming
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to engage collaboratively within diverse groups
    • Superior problem solving skills
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks, tight deadlines, and priorities.
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment, make and communicate good decisions
    • Willingness and ability to liaise with other teams and team members
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
    Education and Experience
    • Master’s Degree in relevant field required (International Development, Public Administration, Public Health, WASH, Agriculture) or Bachelor’s and 3-5 years of experience in a relevant field, such as Relief operations or Logistics
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience managing/backstopping USAID or U.S. State Department projects
    • Significant overseas work experience in relief or development is highly desirable
    • Experience with USG-funded Governance programming highly desirable
    • French and/or Spanish proficiency preferred
    Physical and Mental Demands
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
    • Annual travel up to 40%, primarily international.
    Our Offer to you
    Plan is a child-centered community development organization working with communities in over 50 countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. We invite our staff to embrace Plan’s mission, working in partnership with management, peers, donors, and other supporters in an effort to make lasting change for children and families around the world.
    We aspire to five core values that help us define our culture and to inform our business decisions: Accountability, Passion, Integrity, Respect, and Excellence - AsPIRE. Plan expects all staff to exhibit and embrace these values in every part of their work lives.
    We are committed to adhering to Plan’s Child Protection Standards and protecting the wellbeing of children in any situation that may arise. The protection of children is everyone’s responsibility.
    Plan offers opportunities for growth and development through internal and external training opportunities. We value the ideas and opinions of staff at any level and provide forums in which those can be shared with others.
    • Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
    • You must be legally authorized to work in the US.
    • A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy.
    • As an international child centered community development organization, Plan is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
    • Plan believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
    • Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.


    How to apply:

    Plan seeks to fill this position as quickly as possible. Interested and qualified applicants based in the US should submit a cover letter and resume via our website: http://www.planusa.org/jobopps


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    Organization: Plan USA
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 12 Mar 2016

    Plan International USA is part of a global organization working with communities in over 50 countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Our mission promises a better future for children and their communities by equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to create their own solutions. If you believe that the promise of children far exceeds the poverty they are born into, then don’t just hope for a better future, join our dedicated team to create a better future for all.

    Job Summary
    The Business Development Manager (BDM) is a member of the Business Development Team and is responsible for prospecting, networking, and identifying new opportunities for funding from the U.S. Government and Multilateral Donors to maximize new business and revenue potential for the organization. The BDM will work with senior staff and team members to research opportunities across relevant technical areas and develop the plans to compete for selected bids, executing those plans, including oversight of pre-solicitation and pre-proposal activities. The BDM will participate in all aspects of the proposal process and will be assigned management and ownership for selected proposals through inception to submission. The BDM may also be expected to represent Plan at external events and with Country Office staff and may make presentations to peers, donors and potential donors.

    Principal Responsibilities

    • Identify and track relevant upcoming USAID funding opportunities – through advance intelligence gathering, partner relationships, and other available resources – and inform Country Offices (COs) and relevant Plan technical and other partners.
    • Conduct prospecting visits to Plan’s Country Offices to identify and prepare for upcoming funding opportunities. Gather and analyze intelligence to inform proposal strategy.
    Manage Action Plans for pre-solicitation proposal preparations and bid planning including: partnership building, bid strategy, development of win-themes, oversight of and contribution to technical design, drafting management and other sections of the proposal in advance of the solicitation.
    • Manage the development of key USAID-funded proposals and ensure proper submission of quality, responsive bids. Oversee the development of teaming agreements. Provide oversight of technical design and cost proposal. Prepare PPRs, capacity statements and other relevant documents/sections. Ensure proper internal review/quality control processes. Draft other sections of the proposal where appropriate.
    • Represent Plan International USA’s business development interests at relevant meetings, events, and within resource mobilization or donor-specific peer networks, as it relates to USG funding streams.
    • Contribute to the expansion of Plan International USA’s consultant roster for key technical and bid preparation functions.
    • Assist with the recruitment activities of key staff needed for the bid.

    Skills and Competencies
    • Experience with USAID solicitations is required; substantive relevant experience in proposal development for other multilateral or bilateral donors may be considered within the years of experience sought.
    • Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with and coordinate activities of multiple partners, including field-based staff.
    • Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting, research, negotiation, and verbal communications
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Working knowledge of a second language: French, Spanish preferred;
    • Ability to collaborate with others and work as part of a team.
    • Willingness to travel, often on short notice, for specific assignments in country offices.

    Education and Experience
    Master’s degree in International Development or related field required.
    A minimum of five years’ work experience in a business development setting or related field.
    Field experience a plus.

    Physical and Mental Demands
    Business Development work is often very time sensitive and can be extremely stressful. The successful candidate must therefore be sufficiently resilient, and capable of maintaining a calm, professional focus under such conditions. In turn, Plan strives to create a flexible work environment that includes compensatory time for extensive travel and the privilege to work remotely, at times, in line with our policy.

    Work Environment
    Plan offers a collaborative and engaging work atmosphere with the opportunity to exchange ideas, opinions, and views with a diverse and passionate workforce. International travel is required to any of the 50+ countries where Plan works, including to those countries with difficult or challenging working environments. Travel may be up to 30 percent of time.


    How to apply:

    Plan seeks to fill this position as quickly as possible. Interested and qualified applicants based in the US should submit a cover letter and resume via our website: http://www.planusa.org/jobopps


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    Organization: John Snow
    Country: Nigeria
    Closing date: 29 Feb 2016

    The SPRING Project in Nigeria is looking for a nutrition consultant that specializes in the context of HIV/AIDS guidance and training for orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) ages 0-17 years. We are looking for an international or Nigerian local consultant to complete this work. If an international consultant is selected, work can be done remotely, with some travel to Nigeria. This consultancy will take place between February - May/June, 2016.

    BACKGROUND:

    The SPRING Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by USAID. SPRING’s overarching vision is to reduce undernutrition, prevent stunting, and work with women and children on reducing anemia. By providing state-of-the-art technical support, SPRING aims to strengthen country efforts to scale up high-impact nutrition practices and policies to improve maternal and child nutrition outcomes. SPRING's experienced implementation team consists of experts from JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., Helen Keller International, The International Food Policy Research Institute, Save the Children, and The Manoff Group.

    To date, SPRING has been funded in Nigeria entirely with PEPFAR funding, which focuses on those living with and affected by HIV. SPRING has been working since 2012 on rolling out the nationally adapted infant and young child feeding (IYCF) training package, working with NGOs that work with orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs). The project works through two PEPFAR-funded mechanisms—the Umbrella Grants Mechanism, made up of the Nigerian CSOs SMILE and STEER, and the Local Partners for Orphans and Vulnerable Children, made up of the CSOs ARFH, HIFASS, and WEWE. For the current fiscal year, SPRING has been asked by STEER and WEWE to assist them with additional programming linking nutrition to their OVC target audience.

    CURRENT STATUS OF ACTIVITY:

    World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued a national guideline on infant and young child feeding (IYCF) in the context of HIV/AIDS. The project has begun collecting existing local and international materials and training packages related to nutrition and HIV used by the CSOs to be reviewed by the consultant. Additional data gathering and production of a training package suitable for use by the CSOs for the communities they serve will be needed. The completed training package will be used to train a cadre of approximately 125 master trainers from government and CSO staff across five Nigerian states and the package will remain available for the CSOs to use in the future to train additional master trainers.

    OBJECTIVES OF CONSULTANCY:

    The purpose of this activity is to provide materials and training on nutrition in the context of HIV/AIDS that will cover guidance for working with OVCs aged 0-17 years and relevant information for community volunteers and civil society organizations. The consultant will work closely with SPRING/Home Office technical providers, SPRING/Nigeria staff, and an existing artistic team (a graphic designer and illustrator) to adapt and design a training package that ensures integrity, appropriateness of materials for the Nigerian context and intended audience, and visual consistency with other SPRING/Nigeria products.

    RESPONSIBILITIES OF CONSULTANT:

    The consultant will be tasked with leading the adaptation and development of the training materials and assisting with the design and execution of a master training (28 days LOE).

    • Review materials already collected from the CSOs and international sources for their ability to be adapted for the target audience in Nigeria.
    • Locate additional source material as appropriate.
    • Collaborate with SPRING and the STEER and WEWE CSOs to lead the development of a training package of a course for 3-5 days.
    • Lead pre-testing of the training materials and adapt them as necessary.
    • Train 5 SPRING staff as master trainers.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Doctor or nurse; or Master’s degree or PHD in public health, nutrition, or related field. Technical knowledge and previous work in the field of nutrition and HIV/AIDS required.
    • Experience in developing or adapting training materials/packages.
    • Experience in training of trainers.
    • Familiarity with Anglophone West Africa, particularly Nigeria.
    • Experience working with Ministries of Health and Women’s Affairs highlight desirable.
    • If international consultant, ability to travel is required.

    How to apply:

    All qualified and interested applicants must submit a resume and a brief cover letter explaining your qualifications and experience with this type of work to jobs@spring-nutrition.org. You MUST include the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line or your resume will not be reviewed (Nutrition Consultant for HIV/AIDS and OVCs). Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please do not wait to submit your resume! The full posting can be found at: https://www.spring-nutrition.org/careers/nutrition-consultant-hivaids-and-ovcs-nigeria-or-remote


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    Organization: Plan USA
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 04 Jul 2016

    The Senior Manager for Business Development plays a key role in providing direction and guidance to the institutional business development strategies that support the organization’s strategic mission and new business prospects. The role also manages the costing and budgeting side of proposal development, which includes working with team members and partners to develop budgets and cost submissions under USG, foundations, and multi-laterals.

    The position collaborates with internal stakeholders to align the organization’s business development plans with its strategic priorities related to program growth and impact. With team support, the position will work on the full cycle of proposals from prospecting, capture, and bid preparation to the successful submission of the proposal. The position will have experience working with an institutional donor portfolio including USG, foundations and multi-lateral accounts and provides overall direction and guidance for the continuous improvement of new business systems. S/he works closely with Plan’s technical and program staff to ensure high quality winning project designs that use cutting edge approaches to achieve impact and results.

    Your Role

    Roles and Responsibilities

    · Assists in the coordination of the review of business opportunities, including intelligence gathering, marketing, and effective partnership negotiations.

    · Assists in the determination of bid priorities. Plans for allocation of resources for upcoming bids.

    · Takes the lead on assigned bids and acts in the capacity of management support of others.

    · Facilitates institutional donor identification, targeting relationship cultivation and stewardship in coordination with the Plan international Federation.

    · Leads the cost and pricing process for active bids; ensures budgeting in line with donor requirements.

    · Develops collaborative partnerships with stakeholders involved in the submission of bids; builds and nurtures associated relationships with internal team members, international staff at HQ and country levels.

    · As assigned, supervises full bid management process including the oversight to bid teaming strategies, positioning within bid teams, and proposal quality and responsiveness.

    · Networks with business development professionals in peer organizations to build capacity and to enhance partnering opportunities.

    · Develops and reviews budget and budget note templates/ updates existing templates as needed.

    · Works with proposal partners to complete cost requirements.

    · Responds to periodic requests for assistance from individual Country Offices after winning a bid to assist with budget training for finance and grant management purposes.

    · Travel to Plan Country Offices located in Africa, Asia and Latin America/Caribbean to collaborate with country staff on proposal development, where necessary and appropriate.

    • Other duties and responsibilities as needed/assigned.

    Our Offer to you

    Plan is a child-centered community development organization working with communities in over 50 countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. We invite our staff to embrace Plan’s mission, working in partnership with management, peers, donors, and other supporters in an effort to make lasting change for children and families around the world.

    We aspire to five core values that help us define our culture and to inform our business decisions: Accountability, Passion, Integrity, Respect, and Excellence - AsPIRE.** Plan expects all staff to exhibit and embrace these values in every part of their work lives.

    We are committed to adhering to Plan’s Child Protection Standards and protecting the wellbeing of children in any situation that may arise. The protection of children is everyone’s responsibility.

    Plan offers opportunities for growth and development through internal and external training opportunities. We value the ideas and opinions of staff at any level and provide forums in which those can be shared with others.

    Plan is an equal opportunity employer and follows all laws associated with the EEOC.

    Key Competencies

    • Experience with and knowledge of USAID/USG and other institutions’ grant making initiatives, policies, procedures, grants management processes, and regulations.

    · Experience with multi-lateral and/or foundation prospecting and capture a plus.

    · Proven budgeting skills including developing cost proposals in excess of $10 million.

    • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communications skills.

    · Strong interpersonal skills.

    · In-depth knowledge of use of database, spreadsheet (Excel), word processing (Word), and presentation (PowerPoint) software.

    · Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet hard deadlines.

    · A passion for Plan’s mission and the commitment to doing great work on behalf of our constituents

    Education and Experience

    • BA/BS in Business, International Development, Finance, or related field required. MA or equivalent field experience preferred.

    • 7+ years’ experience of relevant professional experience in new business development.

    • Specific training in USAID regulations, budgeting/pricing, and/or budget management for USAID projects required.

    • Ability to travel 25% annually.

    • Must be eligible to work in the US.


    How to apply:

    Plan seeks to fill this position as quickly as possible. Interested and qualified applicants based in the US should submit a cover letter and resume via our website: https://www.planusa.org/careers


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    Organization: John Snow
    Country: Timor-Leste
    Closing date: 31 Dec 2016

    The Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) is a full-time position and will be based in Dili, Timor-Leste reporting to the Project Director. The FAM will be responsible for the management of all of the project’s financial and administrative operations. S/he will work closely with the Project Director in the oversight of program functions, support, and guidelines. S/he will ensure that the financial systems and internal controls are in place and comply with the standard US Government rules and regulations, and JSI/HQ policy and procedures. S/he will serve as the focal person for all budget and disbursement processes of the JSI field office. S/he will coordinate and liaise with JSI/HQ in Boston, USA on all financial and administrative matters as necessary.

    Responsibilities:

    · Collaborate with the Project Director and other key personnel to ensure coherence between programmatic activities and financial provisions;

    · Supervise all administrative and financial staff;

    · Direct the preparation and negotiation of project budgets and modifications, and coordinate with JSI/Boston as appropriate;

    · Assist Project Director in addressing cooperative agreement-related issues and ensure that the Project’s financial controls and systems comply with US Government practices and meet all required rules and regulations and follow all JSI policies;

    · Supervise all central- and municipality-based financial and administrative staff and serve as the point person for JSI-related financial queries, coordinating all correspondence from the central office regarding wiring of cash, payments, and other financial matters;

    · Manage, monitor, and update project budget and obligated funds; review and analyze variations and share with JSI/Boston;

    · Manage subawards in collaboration with technical team and JSI/Boston;

    · Oversee procurement of equipment and services; and

    · Ensure compliance with US government rules and regulations and JSI policies and procedures in implementation of all program activities.

    Qualifications:

    · Master of Business or Finance degree and CPA or a relevant degree from a recognized University or equivalent preferred;

    · At least 10 years of experience managing finances for large NGO programs with direct experience managing the finances and administration of USAID-funded projects;

    · Experience of USAID business practices and detailed knowledge of policies and procedures;

    · Extensive experience with project financial management, including financial controls, accounting, and audit, as well as financial reporting;

    · Experience managing and supervising program staff;

    · Good interpersonal skills and experience working in a multi-cultural environment;

    · Experience working in Timor-Leste required.

    · Timorese candidates are encouraged to apply.

    · This position doesn’t anticipate any expatriate or relocation allowances

    This position is contingent upon project funding approval and open only to candidates already based/living in Timor-Leste.


    How to apply:

    If you are interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter by December 31, 2016 at HR-Timor@jsi.com. Please, state your salary expectations in the cover letter.


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    Organization: Plan USA
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 26 Aug 2016

    Background

    Plan International USA is part of the Plan International Federation, a global organization that works side by side with communities in over 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children, young people, and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities for generations to come and range from clean water and health care programs to education projects and child protection initiatives.

    Summary Scope of Work:

    Plan is seeking applicants for a proposed Senior Awards and Finance Manager for an anticipated new global initiative that will use the power of data to accelerate progress towards the targets for girls and women in the Sustainable Development Goals. This project is anticipated to be funded by multiple donors and will work in close coordination with partner organizations to combine their strengths and global reach to build a trusted, independent annual assessment of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for girls and women over their fifteen year lifespan. The Senior Awards and Finance Manager will be responsible for the financial management of this project. This position will be responsible for ensuring accurate project financial tracking, recording and reporting to donors, and compliance with the organizational policies and donor requirements. S/he will oversee the administration of subawards management, including ensuring sub-granting /contracting, compliance and financial reporting of. This position is contingent upon award of the project.

    Responsibilities

    · Ensure accurate project financial tracking, recording and reporting to donors, and compliance with the organizational policies and donor requirements.

    · Work closely with the SDG Tracker Initiative Director on all budget, finance and compliance matters such as forecasts, budget realignments, pipeline analysis, financial reports review, etc.

    · Establish necessary financial procedures and reinforcing internal controls.

    · Provide training and ongoing support to Plan International staff in understanding donor financial compliance, identifying financial risks, and other best practices related to project financial management.

    · Oversee the administration of subawards management, including ensuring sub-granting /contracting, compliance and financial reporting of all subawards.

    · Request and monitor receipt of monthly financial reports, prepares any required ad hoc reports for donors, prepares and maintains internal documents to support donor financial reports and reviews all project financial documentation for compliance.

    · Monitor project “burn rate” against the total award budget and against the work plan budget.

    · Establish detailed systems and procedures for management of a sub-grant program, including preparation of grant agreement templates and other compliance-related documents related to the solicitation, review and approval of grant requests as well as the monitoring and close-out of grant awards.

    · Implement grants using Plan International approved templates

    · Develop tracking / monitoring plan for all grants issued under the project

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    · Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/ Finance or related field. Master’s degree is preferred.

    · 7+ years of strong experience in accounting and financial management of international donor budgets and regulatory compliance.

    · Not-for-profit accounting experience. Field experience desirable.

    · Knowledge of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and financial accounting standards.

    · Knowledge of an experience working on annual organization audit in accordance with 2 CFR 200 Subpart F audits.

    · Experience overseeing the management of a sub-grant program, including preparation of grant agreement templates and other compliance-related documents related to the solicitations, review and approval of grant requests as well as the monitoring and close-out of grant awards.

    · Ability to work with minimal direction and to initiate activities and identify organizational needs related to responsibilities.

    · Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to maintain effective and satisfactory working relationships with people from diverse cultures across all levels of the organization.

    · Superior analytical skills, attention to detail, and strong work ethics.

    · Ability to maintain confidentiality of financial and other sensitive information.

    · Capacity to work under pressure, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet inflexible deadlines.

    · Proficiency in computer software particularly Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Access, Word and accounting software packages.

    · Self-motivated and able to take initiative to work independently

    · Good listening skills and capacity to work effectively with others

    · Strong leadership skills, including being able to manage external relationships with partners

    · Positive attitude, desire to be a part of a diverse team, and commitment to Plan International’s mission.

    Plan is a child-centered community development organization working with communities in over 50 countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. We invite our staff to embrace Plan’s mission, working in partnership with management, peers, donors, and other supporters in an effort to make lasting change for children and families around the world.

    We aspire to five core values that help us define our culture and to inform our business decisions: Accountability, Passion, Integrity, Respect, and Excellence - AsPIRE. Plan expects all staff to exhibit and embrace these values in every part of their work lives.

    We are committed to adhering to Plan’s Child Protection Standards and protecting the wellbeing of children in any situation that may arise. The protection of children is everyone’s responsibility.

    Plan offers opportunities for growth and development through internal and external training opportunities. We value the ideas and opinions of staff at any level and provide forums in which those can be shared with others.

    Plan is an equal opportunity employer and follows all laws associated with the EEOC.


    How to apply:

    Qualified candidates please apply directly via:Sr Manager Awards and Finance


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    Organization: Plan USA
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 24 Aug 2016

    Plan International USA is part of the Plan International Federation, a global organization that works side by side with communities in over 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children, young people, and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities for generations to come and range from clean water and health care programs to education projects and child protection initiatives. For more information visit, www.planusa.org.

    Scope of Work

    Project Title: Protecting Human Rights (PHR)

    Consultancy/Services Title: Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Specialist, Evaluator

    Consultancy Mode: National International

    Type of contract: Consultant; Institution

    Mode of Selection: Competitive

    Period From: September 20, 2016 To: November 22, 2016

    Duration of contract: 39 days

    Location: Remote and with travel to Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Reporting to: Pamela Young

    Deadline to apply: 24 August 2016

    Background and Context

    The USAID-supported Protecting Human Rights (PHR) Program is a five-year project which is focused on addressing human rights issues including the high rates of child marriage and domestic violence in Bangladesh. PHR is implemented by Plan International in partnership with the Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA) and 11 local partner NGOs in 102 unions and eight upazilas of six districts -- Barguna, Bogra, Chittagong, Dinajpur, Jessore, and Sylhet. The project started in 2011 and will end in March 2017.

    The goal of the Protecting Human Rights (PHR) Program is to reduce the high prevalence of domestic violence and other related human rights abuses in targeted areas of Bangladesh.“Other related human rights violations” are inclusive, but not limited to child marriage, anti-stalking (this term is defined by the Honourable High Court of Bangladesh), dowry, physical humiliation, trafficking, rape and child abduction. The intermediate results of the program include:

    · IR1: Key DV and HR legislation and policies enforced,

    · IR2: Increased use of Formal and Informal Justice Systems by HR Survivors,

    · IR 3: Increased Support Services to HR Abuse Survivors, and

    · IR 4: Public Awareness on HR Issues Improved.

    A key program strategy under IR 4: Public Awareness on HR Issues Improved is a school-based awareness raising program. In Year 2, PHR commenced a pilot GBV education activity in 10 secondary schools. Building on the success of the pilot project through a teacher Train-the-Trainer methodology, PHR expanded its outreach to 70 new schools in its eight upazilas in the first quarter of Year 3. From Year 4, PHR worked with 101 (48 new and 53 old) schools. In Year 5 PHR reached all students (grade IV – IX) of 142 high schools and four (equivalent) madrasas. Trained teachers organized monthly debates, discussion forums and other events at schools designed to raise girls’ and boys’ awareness about their rights, encourage reflection on gender roles, and reduce tolerance levels of all forms of violence. Peer educators were being trained as well to ensure project sustainability.

    Prior to the implementation of school based activities, PHR developed a program strategy, logical framework and carried out formative research in secondary schools to understand the attitudes of students towards gender based violence, norms and stereotypes. The study was conducted in 10 schools in Dinajpur and Chittagong. The results of the study confirmed that patriarchal values had a role to play in instilling gender biases and inequality at a very young age and that these values were reinforced in the daily school lives. Existing school programs in Bangladesh and other locations were found to not be specifically designed to fit the needs of 11-14 school-going age groups in the context of forming their understanding of gender, nor preventing gender based violence in school settings. This formative research recommended that the school programing component be designed with the following goal and outcomes:

    Goal: To promote gender equitable perceptions, attitudes and behavior among girls & boys of ages 11-14 years in schools as well as in their surrounding community.

    Objectives

    1. Reduce gender based violence and risky behavior in the school setting

    2. Enhance the capacity of schools as institutions to manage gender and Violence against Girls (VAG) issues

    3. Create changes in societal perceptions, attitudes and practices that support the reduction of domestic violence and discrimination towards girls and women.

    Purpose and Scope

    The project would like to conduct a performance evaluationof the schools component after more than three years of implementation. Prior to the start of the project component a concept note and logical framework was developed. This framework included short term and intermediate outcomes for this work. It also set forth a monitoring and evaluation strategy. The strategy was designed to measure the effectiveness of the group education and campaign components for male and female students and for teachers and parents involved in the project in raising awareness of and changing attitudes towards gender equity.

    As such, the objectives for the evaluation include:

    · Better understand the effectiveness, relevance, efficiency and challenges of the model in order to learn, document and share practices. This would include assessing the effectiveness of activities such as (but not limited to) forming the committee and setting the sexual harassment prevention box in the school. It is expected that the consultant will use DAC criteria or another appropriate model for program effectiveness evaluation.

    · Measure (to the extent possible) key changes related to the implementation of the schools component. This may include:

    o Assess behavioral changes of the teachers, school management committee members and students of schools on gender issues with a primary focus on child marriage, sexual harassment and domestic violence.

    o Explore the effects of gender equality programming in the PHR schools on school management committees, teachers, peer educators, and students. This study will seek to determine if the program activities focused on increasing knowledge about gender equality and dangers associated with child marriage, sexual harassment and domestic violence have resulted in individual changes in attitudes, behaviors and practices inside and outside of the school environment.

    The evaluation will focus on a sample of the target schools with a particular focus on: students, teachers and school management committees.

    Specific Activities

    In consultation with designated staff of Plan International, the selected consultant(s) will undertake the following activities:

    · Review of schools program materials and documentation

    · Develop the evaluation design (including methodology, sample size, school selection, and evaluation timeline) and data collection tools

    · Oversee the data collection process (including data collector training, data collection supervision and quality control)

    · Conduct data analysis and report writing

    · Dissemination and learning activities with Plan staff and partners

    Methodology

    The methodology for this performance evaluation will be set forth in a proposal from the consultant(s), to be approved by Plan International before work begins. It is anticipated that this evaluation will include both qualitative and quantitative data collection, from both primary and secondary sources:

    • Student and Teacher Surveys

    • Focus Group Discussions

    • Key Informant Interviews

    Deliverables and Timing

    Duration of the assignment will be for a total of 39 working days in the period of September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016. The final timeline will be mutually agreed upon by Plan and the Consultant(s). The following deliverables will be submitted according to the following illustrative timeline:

    Task/Estimated time-due date

    • Document review/3 days
    • Plan's Approval of component design
    • Inception Report including methodology and timeline/5 days
    • Plan's Approval of Inception report
    • Development of data collection tools and protocols; translation of instruments into local language/3 days
    • Plan's Approval of data collection tools
    • Training of data collectors/2 days
    • Data collection/12 days
    • Outline of draft report/September 22, 2016
    • Analysis and Report Writing/10 Days
    • Draft Report integrate comments/2 days
    • Integrate Comments into Draft Report/2 Days

    October 15, 2016:

    1. Final Report Submitted
    2. Cleaned raw data (qualitative and quantitative)
    3. Appropriate informed consent forms
    4. Summary presentation which will be presented upon completion and submitted as a deliverable

    5. Learning events (dissemination workshop, presentation, etc)/TBD

    The final written report shall be approximately 20 to 30 pages in length excluding annexes with the report sections determined in collaboration with Plan. The draft and final reports shall be delivered in English in both hard copy and digital copy. The final report will be fully edited by the consultant.

    Qualifications

    · Master’s degree required (PhD preferred) with a focus on gender-based violence issues or gender and education in South Asia.

    · Experience in Bangladesh strongly preferred.

    · Demonstrated experience in designing evaluations and/or assessments for human rights, gender-based violence, gender, or education.

    · Experience as a project evaluation lead, managing survey teams and overseeing data collection processes.

    · Experience measuring behavior change evaluations and/or assessments (i.e. KAP surveys, other behavior change frameworks).

    · Proven track record in carrying out evaluations and/or assessments using qualitative and quantitative methods.

    · Knowledge of empirical data analysis techniques and software.

    · Excellent writing skills in English.

    · Knowledge of Bangla preferred.

    Management Arrangements

    The consultant will report to Pamela Young, the PHR Project Director at Plan International USA. While in country, the consultant will report to the DCOP.

    A steering committee for the evaluation will include:

    · Director, Education & Protection, USNO: Oversight of the process.

    · Program Associate, Education & Protection, USNO: Administrative/logistical management from USNO

    · M&E Advisor, USNO: Technical management and oversight of deliverables (with technical check-ins with Director and DCOP).

    · DCOP, PHR: Oversight and Technical management in country.

    · PIM and M&E, PHR: Technical counterpart in country; facilitates hiring local data collection team, provides support to process.

    Security

    It is expected that the consultant while in Bangladesh will adhere to the Plan International Bangladesh security advisory and protocols.

    Ownership and Branding

    Plan International will be the sole owner of the written report and any publication produced. The report and publication will follow the project branding requirements under USAID and Plan International.

    Child Protection Policy

    Plan International’s Child Protection Policy will be applicable to the evaluation process and all related work and products of the consultant(s).

    Application

    CV, Application and sample of similar work should be submitted directly via: Performance Evaluation of School Program Protecting Human Rights (PHR) Project

    Plan is a child-centered community development organization working with communities in over 50 countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. We invite our staff to embrace Plan’s mission, working in partnership with management, peers, donors, and other supporters in an effort to make lasting change for children and families around the world.

    We aspire to five core values that help us define our culture and to inform our business decisions: Accountability, Passion, Integrity, Respect, and Excellence - AsPIRE. Plan expects all staff to exhibit and embrace these values in every part of their work lives.

    We are committed to adhering to Plan’s Child Protection Standards and protecting the wellbeing of children in any situation that may arise. The protection of children is everyone’s responsibility.

    Plan offers opportunities for growth and development through internal and external training opportunities. We value the ideas and opinions of staff at any level and provide forums in which those can be shared with others.

    Plan is an equal opportunity employer and follows all laws associated with the EEOC.


    How to apply:

    CV, Application and sample of similar work should be submitted directly via: Performance Evaluation of School Program Protecting Human Rights (PHR) Project


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    Organization: John Snow
    Country: Timor-Leste
    Closing date: 24 Aug 2016

    JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is supporting the Timor-Leste Ministry of Health in the implementation of the USAID’s Reinforce Basic Health Services Project. JSI is currently seeking the services of an individual consultant to develop: (1) the project’s behavior change communication plan, (2) a short course for service marketing to clients, and (3) a short course for strengthening service providers’ behavior.

    Applicants are invited to bid on any individual deliverable or all of the required deliverables.

    Please, ensure rate per day or price per deliverable and estimated number of days required to complete the deliverable is clearly stated in your proposal.

    Scope of work

    Project title: USAID’s Reinforce Basic Health Services (Reinforce) Project

    Consultancy title: behavior change communication (BCC) specialist

    Period From: September 12, 2016 – December 9, 2016

    Duration of contract: 45 days max

    Location: Dili, Timor-Leste

    Reporting to: Chief of Party

    Deadline to apply: 24 August 2016

    Background and justification

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has funded the Timor-Leste Reinforce Basic Health Services (Reinforce) Project, named locally Hakbi’it, beginning on December 23rd, 2015 as part of the United States Government’s package of assistance to the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. Hakbi’it builds upon ten years of successful USAID support to the Ministry of Health (MoH) and National Institute of Health (INS – Instituto Nacional de Saúde–) in the areas of basic health services strengthening focusing on maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) and family planning (FP) programming. The USAID Timor-Leste Mission anticipates that Hakbi’it will be funded for a period of five years.

    The Project’s goal is to “help build stronger health service capacity, both nationally and in one municipality, resulting in increased quality and use of services and improved outcomes in selected areas of FP and MNCH”. The objectives are: 1) to improve the quality of FP and MNCH service delivery, and 2) to increase the adoption of healthy behaviors and community participation.

    Hakbi’it’s approaches and strategies

    Approaches

    Strategies

    Details

    Build service capacity and systems

    1. Strengthen in-service provider training

    Support MoH and INS in the review of training standards; development, revision and/or update of training curricula; and conduct of training and clinical supervision

    1. Develop institutional capabilities

    Provide organizational assistance to INS; support MoH and INS in the set-up of clinical training centers; and support MoH in improving health services in Covalima Municipality

    1. Introduce certification systems

    Support MoH in the introduction of health facility and personnel certifications

    Improve healthy behaviors

    1. Plan behavior change interventions

    Support INS in the conduct of a knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) study, in selecting key behaviors and developing a BCC plan for Hakbi’it

    1. Improve home, community and health-seeking behaviors

    Support MoH in creating demand for FP, promote adolescent health, increase male involvement, promote birth preparedness/complication readiness, increase uptake of child immunization services, and develop service marketing to clients

    1. Strengthen service provider behaviors

    Support MoH in raising standards of customer service at facilities and improving municipal-level marketing skills

    JSI believes that with Timor-Leste’s major topographical and transport challenges, making a real difference in healthy behaviors at the community-level is a key to success. Hakbi’it hopes that by 2020, it will have helped the MoH to have engendered real, measurable behavior change in the home, in communities, and amongst service providers; in particular, the Hakbi’it intends to promote active and appropriate health-seeking behaviors at community facilities like health posts (HPs), community health centers (CHCs) and outreach settings.

    Purpose and objectives of the consultancy

    The purpose of the consultancy is to support Hakbi’it team and the MoH in developing the project’s BCC plan, in support to the MoH overall MNCH and FP strategies. Hakbi’it BCC plan will be implemented during the next 4 years of the project (2017-2020), at the national level by providing technical assistance to the Health Promotion Department and the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Department of MoH, and at municipality level focusing on Covalima.

    Activity plan

    In consultation with designated JSI staff, the selected consultant will undertake the following activities:

    1. Support Hakbi’it in developing its BCC plan for the next 4 years (17 days max)

    During the months of July and August 2016, the Project will be conducting its baseline assessment, including a KAP study. Using its preliminary results and additional available information from various researches in Timor-Leste and other countries, the consultant will:

    · Assess communications technology options and document findings as input to the BCC plan – including analysis of data on internet-based and mobile communication penetration, literature review of innovative communication tools now used in other countries for health-related messaging, analysis of data on the feasibility of conventional communications media in Covalima Municipality.

    · Facilitate the process of selecting priority behaviors for change and document results.

    · Prepare a comprehensive BCC plan – including target behaviors, target audiences (appeals to action by individuals, both clients and service providers, and groups), channels, proposed products, etc. In addition, the BCC plan should: (1) address demand creation for FP, adolescent reproductive health, male involvement interventions, birth preparedness/complication readiness planning, and immunization; (2) include a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plan; and (3) include gender- specific messages.

    1. Develop service marketing to clients (8 days max)

    Considerable effort will be made under Hakbi’it’s first strategic approach to improve the quality of services offered to clients at both outreach and fixed sites. Improved quality can be an enormous magnet in increasing client utilization of municipal services and facilities, and so it is essential that the services be appropriately marketed. The consultant will:

    · Select a health facility as a pilot site to analyze the components of the primary health care package to shortlist those which can be safely marketed to clients without significant risk of disappointment.

    · For the shortlisted interventions, help MoH and Hakbi’it staff to identify who and where the primary target audiences are and what the messages should be.

    · Using these messages, plan health promotion events for each shortlisted intervention.

    · Align these health promotion events with Hakbi’it’s BCC plan.

    1. Strengthen service providers behavior (20 days max)

    Being treated with a respectful and friendly attitude is one aspect of quality from the client’s perspective. There is informal evidence that this is not always practiced by health service providers, whether at the reception/triage or the medical service provision stage of the client experience. The consultant will:

    · Develop and test a draft curriculum for a short orientation course on customer service, tailored to the reception/triage and the actual medical service provision aspects of the providers’ job. The consultant is expected to travel to Covalima and: (1) conduct a series of focus group discussions (FGDs) with existing/past clients to understand better the areas in which attitudes need most improvement and with selected providers to understand better the barriers to better service attitudes, and (2) conduct a customer service workshop with Municipal Health Services and facility staff to agree on those elements of customer service attitude which most need improving.

    · Design and test a draft marketing/market analysis training curriculum for service providers. The essential features of marketing (i.e., understanding who the client is and what she or he needs) have to be clearly defined to help build health providers confidence in using their own data and making their own decisions, especially in a decentralized environment.

    Methodology

    The methodology for this consultancy will be set forth in a proposal from the consultant, to be approved by JSI before work begins. It is anticipated that this consultancy will include:

    · Literature review

    · One-on-one and group meetings with MoH and Hakbi’it

    · FGDs

    · Workshop(s)

    Deliverables and Timing

    The duration of the assignment will be for a total of 45 working days during the period September-November 2016. The final timeline will be mutually agreed upon by JSI and the consultant. The following deliverables will be submitted according to the following illustrative timeline:

    · Report on communications options (September 16)

    · List of priority behaviors (September 23)

    · First draft of BCC plan (October 7)

    · Second draft of BCC plan (October 14)

    · Design of two health promotion events for marketing purpose, specifying the list of interventions to be marketed and the targeted audience and messages (October 28)

    · Short orientation course on customer service (November 11)

    · Short orientation course on marketing/market analysis for service providers (December 2)

    · Trip report (December 9)

    Qualifications

    · Master’s degree required with a focus on public health and/or community development.

    · Experience in Timor-Leste required.

    · Demonstrated experience in designing BCC interventions for MNCH and reproductive health.

    · Demonstrated experience in developing teaching materials and facilitating training.

    · Demonstrated experience in marketing.

    · Experience in using new technologies for promoting behavior change.

    · Excellent writing skills in English.

    · Knowledge of Tetum preferred.

    Application

    Expression of interest (including CV and a maximum 2-page proposal) should be submitted to hr-timor@jsi.com. Deadline: August 24, 2016.

    JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is a non-profit public health management consulting and research organization dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities in the US and around the Globe. For further information, please seewww.jsi.com*.*


    How to apply:

    Application

    Expression of interest (including CV and a maximum 2-page proposal) should be submitted to hr-timor@jsi.com. Deadline: August 24, 2016.


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    Organization: Plan USA
    Closing date: 30 Sep 2016

    Job Description

    Counter Trafficking-in-Persons Experts

    Southeast Asia Region

    Plan International

    Background

    Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects, economic empowerment, child protection initiatives and youth civic engagement. Across program areas, Plan’s activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive.

    Project and Position Description

    Plan International is seeking expressions of interest from motivated and talented senior-level Counter Trafficking-in-Persons (CTIP) Experts for the anticipated Southeast Asia Regional Counter Trafficking-in-Persons Project. Plan is seeking highly qualified candidates with extensive experience working on CTIP development projects funded by USAID/USDOL/Other donor or other bilateral donors.

    Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

    Further, Qualified Southeast Asian nationals, including those living in the diaspora, are additionally highly encouraged to apply.


    How to apply:

    To apply please send a cover letter, USAID 1420 biodata form, and resume in English to Recruitment@planusa.org. Applicants who fail to meet the application criteria may be disqualified. The deadline for applications is September 30th. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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    Organization: Plan USA
    Country: Zambia
    Closing date: 30 Sep 2016

    Job Description

    Agriculture, Nutrition, WASH, Education, and Gender Experts

    Zambia

    Plan International

    Background

    Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects, economic empowerment, child protection initiatives and youth civic engagement. Across program areas, Plan’s activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive.

    Project and Position Description

    Plan International is seeking expressions of interest from motivated, talented, and highly qualified senior-level experts for the anticipated USAID Integrated Agriculture, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project and the USAID Sustainable and Effective Education Delivery Project in Zambia. Candidates will have expertise in following areas for development projects funded by USAID/USDOL/Other donor or other bilateral donors:

    • Agriculture

    • Nutrition

    • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

    • Education

    • Gender

    • Youth

    Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

    Further, Qualified Zambian nationals, including those living in the diaspora, are additionally highly encouraged to apply.


    How to apply:

    To apply please send a cover letter, USAID 1420 biodata form, and resume in English to Recruitment@planusa.org. Applicants who fail to meet the application criteria may be disqualified. The deadline for applications is September 30. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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    Organization: Plan USA
    Country: Honduras
    Closing date: 30 Sep 2016

    Job Description

    Education, Crime and Violence Prevention, Youth, and Gender Experts

    Honduras

    Plan International

    Background

    Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects, economic empowerment, child protection initiatives and youth civic engagement. Across program areas, Plan’s activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive.

    Project and Position Description

    Plan International is seeking expressions of interest from motivated, talented, and highly qualified senior-level experts for the anticipated USAID School-based Violence Prevention and Reading Improvement for Development Project in Honduras. Candidates will have expertise in following areas for development projects funded by USAID/USDOL/Other donor or other bilateral donors:

    • Education

    • Crime and Violence Prevention (CVP)

    • Youth

    • Gender

    Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

    Further, Qualified Honduran nationals, including those living in the diaspora, are additionally highly encouraged to apply.


    How to apply:

    To apply please send a cover letter, USAID 1420 biodata form, and resume in English to Recruitment@planusa.org. Applicants who fail to meet the application criteria may be disqualified. The deadline for applications is September 30th. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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    Organization: Plan USA
    Country: Liberia
    Closing date: 30 Sep 2016

    Job Description

    Gender and Girls Education Experts

    Liberia

    Plan International

    Background

    Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects, economic empowerment, child protection initiatives and youth civic engagement. Across program areas, Plan’s activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive.

    Project and Position Description

    Plan International is seeking expressions of interest from motivated, talented, and highly qualified senior-level Gender and Girls Education Experts for the anticipated USAID Let Girls Learn Project in Liberia.

    Plan is seeking highly qualified candidates with extensive experience working on gender and adolescent girl’s education development projects funded by USAID/USDOL/Other donor or other bilateral donors.

    Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

    Further, Qualified Liberian nationals, including those living in the diaspora, are additionally highly encouraged to apply.


    How to apply:

    To apply please send a cover letter, USAID 1420 biodata form, and resume in English to Recruitment@planusa.org. Applicants who fail to meet the application criteria may be disqualified. The deadline for applications is September 30th. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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    Organization: Plan USA
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 29 Sep 2016

    Plan International USA is part of the Plan International Federation, a global organization that works side by side with communities in over 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children, young people, and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities for generations to come and range from clean water and health care programs to education projects and child protection initiatives. For more information visit, www.planusa.org.

    Job Summary

    The Business Development Associate (BDA) is a member of the Business Development Team and is responsible for prospecting, networking, and identifying new opportunities for funding from the U.S. Government and Multilateral Donors to maximize new business and revenue potential for the organization. Specifically, this position will focus on Cost Applications and Cost Proposals that Plan International submits to different donors, but mostly USAID, Department of State, as well as various foundations and corporations.

    The BDA will work with senior staff and team members to research opportunities across relevant technical areas and participate in all aspects of pre-solicitation and pre-proposal activities. Additionally, the BDA will be assigned various roles on the proposal, but will be always assigned a cost preparation (cost lead) role from inception to submission. The BDA may also be expected to represent Plan at external events and with Country Office staff; and may make presentations to peers, donors and potential donors.

    Principal Responsibilities

    · Conduct technical desk reviews for major bids (upcoming and live), including compiling annotated bibliographies, briefs, design workshop materials, and documentation on existing programming and best practices.

    · Conduct research on competitive and potential partner landscape (using secondary sources).

    · Identify and track relevant upcoming USAID funding opportunities – through intelligence gathering, partner relationships, and other available resources – and inform Country Offices (COs) and relevant Plan technical and other partners.

    · Support the development of USAID-funded proposals and ensure proper submission of quality, responsive bids. Participate in a variety of different proposal roles as assigned with a heavy focus on cost and pricing, ensuring budgeting in line with donor requirements.

    · Various proposal preparation activities such as:

    o Working with Plan Country Offices to prepare budgets

    o Work with partners to complete cost requirements

    o Preparing the complete budgets and budget notes for submission to donors

    o Preparing other documents for cost submission as required by solicitation.

    o Ensure proper internal review/quality control processes

    · Manage Calendars for pre-solicitation proposal preparations and bid planning including: partnership building, bid strategy, development of win-themes, oversight of and contribution to technical design, drafting management and other sections of the proposal in advance of the solicitation

    · Represent Plan International USA’s business development interests at relevant meetings, events, and within resource mobilization or donor-specific peer networks, as it relates to USG funding streams.

    Skills and Competencies

    · Experience with USAID solicitations is preferred (cost proposals); relevant experience in cost proposal development for other multilateral or bilateral donors may be considered within the years of experience sought.

    · Solid Excel skills with attention to detail, as well as good writing skills and ability to apply rules and regulations to prepare budgets

    · Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines.

    · Ability to effectively communicate with and coordinate activities of multiple partners, including field-based staff.

    · Excellent interpersonal skills.

    · Working knowledge of a second language: French, Spanish preferred;

    · Ability to collaborate with others and work as part of a team.

    · Willingness to travel, often on short notice, for specific assignments in country offices.

    Education and Experience

    · Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting but other degrees such as international affairs, international development or similar will be accepted if there is demonstrated knowledge of basic financial/cost budgeting skills through classes taken (such as a minor) or through experience.

    · Master’s degree in International Development or related field preferred.

    · A minimum of 1-2 years’ work experience with budgeting, grants or finance or international development setting. .

    · Field experience a plus.

    Physical and Mental Demands

    Business Development work is often very time sensitive and can be extremely stressful. The successful candidate must therefore be sufficiently resilient, and capable of maintaining a calm, professional focus under such conditions. In turn, Plan strives to create a flexible work environment that includes compensatory time for extensive travel and the privilege to work remotely, at times, in line with our policy.

    Work Environment

    Plan offers a collaborative and engaging work atmosphere with the opportunity to exchange ideas, opinions, and views with a diverse and passionate workforce. International travel is required to any of the 50+ countries where Plan works, including to those countries with difficult or challenging working environments. Travel may be up to 30 percent of time.

    Plan is a child-centered community development organization working with communities in over 50 countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. We invite our staff to embrace Plan’s mission, working in partnership with management, peers, donors, and other supporters in an effort to make lasting change for children and families around the world.

    We aspire to five core values that help us define our culture and to inform our business decisions: Accountability, Passion, Integrity, Respect, and Excellence - AsPIRE. Plan expects all staff to exhibit and embrace these values in every part of their work lives.

    We are committed to adhering to Plan’s Child Protection Standards and protecting the wellbeing of children in any situation that may arise. The protection of children is everyone’s responsibility.

    Plan offers opportunities for growth and development through internal and external training opportunities. We value the ideas and opinions of staff at any level and provide forums in which those can be shared with others.

    Plan is an equal opportunity employer and follows all laws associated with the EEOC.


    How to apply:

    Plan seeks to fill this position as quickly as possible. Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via our website: Business Development Associate


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    Organization: Plan USA
    Country: Philippines
    Closing date: 10 Oct 2016

    Programme Technical Manager for Gender(ID: 14741)

    This role will be responsible for providing timely and on-going support to ensure the technical soundness on gender of the programme cycle across Plan International Philippines. S/he will influence the organization’s decision makers on gender issues; and will closely coordinate with other departments as needed.

    Some of the other key responsibilities are: 1.) directly manage or support the implementation of the country gender programme and individual projects within it; 2.) provide technical inputs from a children’s rights-based perspective throughout the programme areas and project programming; 3.) conduct field visits and provide technical recommendations in close coordination with the relevant managers, and; 4.) build relationships and collaborate with partners at the national and regional levels to ensure knowledge sharing, learning and complementation of resources.


    How to apply:

    To apply, please visit this link: https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?company=PlanInt and key in the job ID above, then click apply. Applications are only received online.


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    Organization: Plan USA
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 19 Jun 2017

    Job Title: Senior Business Development Manager, Recruitment

    Job Location: Washington, DC

    Team Name: Business Development Unit

    Job Reports To: Senior Director, Business Development

    Job Supervises: N/A

    Job Summary

    The Business Development Manager, Recruitment will be responsible for providing recruitment and partnership support as part of the development of competitive bids for institutional donors. This role will lead the efforts for live and upcoming bids for potential project staff – either key personnel or core staff. S/he will also assist in the development of recruitment resources and guidelines specific to USAID and other USG funding sources to streamline USNO recruitment across the Plan Federation. They will also be responsible for identifying and onboarding consultants for proposal development.

    Main Responsibilities

    • Lead recruitment efforts for competitive USG-funded proposals working in close collaboration with team members from the Country Offices and USNO technical units
    • Develop the capacity, train, and mentor staff to become USG proposal recruiters. Provide on-the-job support related to recruitment using best practices.
    • Identify potential positions, develop job descriptions, and facilitate advertising of positions;
    • Coordinate interviewing process including preparing interview questions, scheduling interviews, formatting CVs and collection of relevant USAID paperwork from selected candidates;
    • Assist in developing and regularly updating USG proposal recruitment guidelines for the Plan Federation;
    • Develop and maintain a library of recruitment resources for competitive bidding;
    • Provide general proposal development assistance as needed.

    Qualifications Needed to Be Successful in the Job

    Education and Experience

    • BA in International Development, Human Resources or related field. MA degree preferred.

    · A minimum of 5 years’ experience with USG proposal recruitment process.

    · Field experience a plus

    · Prior knowledge of USAID rules and regulations regarding recruitment and personnel processes.

    • Recruitment experience for international positions – HCNs, TCNs

    · Broad knowledge of US labor laws and basic HR principles in compensation, benefits, staffing, training and development, employee relations.

    · Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines.

    · Excellent communication skills;

    · Excellent interpersonal skills, and sense of humor;

    · Attention to detail.

    · Working knowledge of a second language: French or Spanish is desirable

    · A demonstrated commitment to Plan International’s Mission

    Work Environment Typical office environment

    Key Interactions

    Within Plan USA

    • Senior Director, Business Development (supervisor), Business Development team, Program Staff and HR.

    Within the Global Plan World

    • Country Office Resource Mobilization Managers, Country Technical Advisors, and Country or Regional Heads; IH Recruitment.

    Outside Plan

    · Business development and technical or program staff working for peer organizations; and USG staff at USAID, the State Department, CDC and other institutions as needed.

    Plan is a child-centered community development organization working with communities in over 50 countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. We invite our staff to embrace Plan’s mission, working in partnership with management, peers, donors, and other supporters in an effort to make lasting change for children and families around the world.

    We aspire to five core values that help us define our culture and to inform our business decisions: Accountability, Passion, Integrity, Respect, and Excellence - AsPIRE. Plan expects all staff to exhibit and embrace these values in every part of their work lives.

    We are committed to adhering to Plan’s Child Protection Standards and protecting the wellbeing of children in any situation that may arise. The protection of children is everyone’s responsibility.

    Plan offers opportunities for growth and development through internal and external training opportunities. We value the ideas and opinions of staff at any level and provide forums in which those can be shared with others.

    Plan is an equal opportunity employer and follows all laws associated with the EEOC.


    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via our website: Senior Business Development Manager, Recruitment


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    Organization: John Snow
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 30 Jun 2017

    BACKGROUND:

    The MOH’s National Vaccine and Immunization Program (NVIP) is seeking a Senior Supply Chain Program Manager for the Visibility and Analytics Network for Vaccines (VxVAN) project, funded by Gavi and other partners during this initial phase. This initiative aims to provide end-to-end visibility of supply chain data and improve informed decisions and actions by connecting people, processes and tools to achieve NVIP’s vision and ensure potent vaccines and related supplies are available at Service Delivery Points (SDPs) as needed to serve clients.

    The candidate will be responsible for ensuring the seamless implementation of technical project activities and completion of deliverables for the VxVAN project. S/he will prioritize the coordination of information and activities among key stakeholders involved in the VxVAN. S/he will work closely with the NVIP team, reporting directly to the chair of the VAN core team at NVIP, and be responsible for compilation of reports to Gavi and other donors. S/he will also work closely with DHL and other VxVAN implementing partners in providing oversight on the implementation plan and supporting the governance and coordination of partners to help improve supply chain efficiency.

    The position will involve field travels. This is a seconded position, sitting with the NVIP in Kenya. Recruitment, hiring, and employment duration for this position is contingent upon funding.

    STRATEGIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Manage and oversee the implementation plan; support the governance and coordination of partners to help improve supply chain efficiency.

    2. Provide oversight and support in developing the design and scale up of the VxVAN, including integration of the Transport Support Hub implemented by the 4PL

    3. Manage a complex set of stakeholders and partner organizations at various levels to meet VAN objectives

    4. Assist in aligning VAN objectives with other investments and initiatives by drawing parallels and linkages as required

    5. Proactive management and governance to ensure that implementation by DHL/the 4PL contributes effectively to the overall VxVAN and builds capacity and skills within the MOH VAN team

    TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Understand and track the current immunization supply chain operations and specific functions that can be improved using the VxVAN approach

    2. Understand and articulate NVIP and supply chain partners’ views on how Supply Chain Operations can be improved (and their measurable impact)

    3. Expound on the existing core KPIs as needed to monitor an operational Supply Chain

    4. Analyze the existing Supply Chain capabilities and gaps to understand the landscape, issues, players and objectives

    5. Work with VAN teams to align the VAN design and implementation to the building blocks of NVIP’s overall Strategy

    6. Develop a comprehensive project plan and get necessary approvals

    7. Support alignment and coordination of incoming technical assistance

    8. Ensure program cycle timelines & milestones are met

    DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Provide a single point of contact for NVIP, partners and donors on all VxVAN related issues.

    2. Use SC analytics identified to project & forecast the outcome of various SC improvements.

    3. Maintain a portfolio of improvement projects, assist in their prioritization and ensure project teams are created to drive the scope, schedule and resources.

    4. Formulate the project plans with corresponding needs for technical assistance and anticipated costs.

    5. Establish standards of quality to be followed.

    6. Proactively manage the project progress, evaluate the feasibility of all project initiatives, their costs/benefits/risks and take corrective actions when necessary and generate adequate reports.

    7. Provide leadership and cultivate a culture of consensus and coordination

    COMPETENCIES:

    The candidate should be a strong program manager, an excellent communicator, team oriented but completely self-managing, effective in building and maintaining internal and external relations and solution- and outcome- oriented. The candidate should have a solid foundation in supply chain, a robust background in the use of data and analytics to drive change, experience in change management and ability to communicate effectively and proactively in a sensitive and political working environment in a bid to resolve any challenges. The VxVAN brings together different partnerships including the government, private and non profit organizations. As such, the candidate will work closely with these partners to ensure a successful VxVAN.

    Suitable candidates should have:

    · Worked in a complex Supply Chain transformation program, and/or multi dimensional change programs within a government organization, and/or bring experience with senior stakeholder management in a complex organization

    • A strong understanding of Control Towers or Visibility & Analytics Networks and/or experience in private sector logistics, including 3PL and 4PL, is highly desirable
    • Interest in population, health, and/or development issues.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    · Minimum of bachelor’s degree. A master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred

    · Experience in project and stakeholder management

    · 5 years' experience in providing technical support and/or administrative experience.

    • Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills (both analytical and problem solving).
    • Proficiency in Excel and ability to work comfortably in the MS Office package, specifically MSWord, Access, and PowerPoint.
    • Experience in working with governments, NGOs and donor community is highly desirable.
    • Experience in mining, analyzing, interpretation, presentation and visualization of data is desirable.

    · Experience in documenting, packaging and dissemination of reports targeting multiple audience

    · Experience in managing a health related program in a developing country.


    How to apply:

    Please apply directly on JSI's website at: http://jsi.com/JSIInternet/Careers/jobdescription.cfm?id=105966&intern=0


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    Organization: John Snow
    Country: Sierra Leone
    Closing date: 04 Mar 2018

    The Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project is a USAID-funded project implemented by the JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) and partner FHI 360. Overall, the project seeks to advance and support community programs that improve the overall health of communities and achieve other health-related impacts, especially in relation to family planning. The APC project in Sierra Leone has received funds from the USAID Global Health Ebola Team to implement the “Strengthening Health Services Post-Ebola” (SHSPE) program component until Ju, and18; and the “Sustaining Health Facility Improvements” (SHFI) component until the quarter two of 2019.

    The SHSPE program works with the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) Comprehensive Program for Ebola Survivors (CPES), jointly managed by the MOHS and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA). CPES aims at strengthening services for Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone in order to reduce or eliminate Ebola transmission from survivors to others, strengthen the capacity of health care providers who work with survivors, reduce stigma and other barriers through knowledge and skills, support information systems related to survivors, and assist with the effective delivery of health care and psychosocial services (including stigma reduction) in response to survivor needs. Part of the technical assistance to CPES implementation includes monitoring and evaluation of the program, contributing to the utilization of data for decision making process.

    The SHFI is a new program that aims to guide the MOHS with the development of approaches, tools and skills for maintenance and preventive maintenance (M/PM) of health facilities infrastructure and systems; and to maintain the rehabilitation made in the 110 peripheral health units (PHUs) during the USAID funded Post-Ebola Recovery of Health Services project (ended in September, 2017).

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor will take the lead in developing and implementing Advancing Partners Sierra Leone’s M&E needs, and shall oversee the daily management of the monitoring and evaluation activities. The M&E Advisor is expected to provide decision-makers (APC staff, partners, as well as other stakeholders) with accurate, practical and useful information (both quantitative and qualitative) in a consistent, timely, and cost-effective manner.

    The M&E Advisor supervise 1-2 local positions of M&E Officer/Specialist and reports to the Chief of Party. The M&E Advisor is also expected to strongly collaborate with the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for Programs and the DCOP for Finance, Operations and Communications, as well as the various Technical Advisors and Officers (expatriate or local personnel) for community engagement, clinical health services, infrastructure and other technical and programmatic aspects.

    Specific duties include the following:

    • Support the project’s M&E framework and performance plan, in collaboration with the COP, DCOP, USAID, Advancing Partners technical teams and JSI home office (HO) M&E Advisor(s);
    • Design data collection tools and monitoring systems to ensure good quality data for M&E; and implement these systems, with the assistance of APC staff, HO M&E Advisor(s), and local and international consultants;
    • Routinely monitor M&E indicators and prepare raw data and analysis for the project monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc progress reports for the project management team, USAID or others, as needed;
    • Liaise with Implementing Partners on all M&E related matters to ensure partners report as per APC expectations;
    • Compile and analyse data from the project technical areas and support the project technical team in presenting recommendations to the Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party for improvements in implementation on a monthly basis;
    • Monitor the quality and completeness of APC data for documenting project performance, and solve data problems if and when they arise;
    • Collect and maintain a library of relevant data from the MOHS, MSWGCA, Statistics of Sierra Leone, donors and other governmental and non-governmental sources, analyze the data and keep project staff apprised of new data and their implications;
    • Provide training and technical assistance to counterparts and project staff to build their M&E skills and help them use data for decision-making;
    • Support M&E capacity building to the MOHS’ CPES PIU technical team to ensure relevant data is being captured accurately and is assisting the CPES program;
    • Represent the Project in the area of monitoring, evaluation and research at meeting with stakeholders, including government partners, USAID, and other agencies (including committees and working groups – CPES in particular);
    • Oversee the development and maintenance of APC’s information database(s), ensure timely data entry, and supervise the day-to-day work of M&E staff;
    • Disseminate, and assist APC staff to disseminate data on project progress and results to JSI, USAID, MOHS, and to the international public health community (e.g., through reports, success stories, technical papers, presentations at professional meetings, submission of journal articles, JSI working papers, etc.);
    • Develop Terms of Reference for technical consultants, support their recruitment and ensure proper monitoring of their work in the area of qualitative and quantitative data collection, database design, and other relevant activities;
    • Lead the project endline evaluation plan, process and report;
    • Facilitate and support implementation of other assessments for the two program components, as the need arise;
    • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Master’s degree in public health, statistics, population sciences or related field, and 3-5 years work experience in international public health programs;
    • Ability to tailor data summaries to a variety of local audiences and to convey M&E results to non-technical stakeholders and generate interest in the use of M&E data/results for project improvements;
    • Familiarity with the principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluating health and/or development programs and demonstrated skills in use of data to strengthen health services;
    • Experience in the design, implementation and analysis of research studies (quantitative and qualitative);
    • Ability to work independently and to manage various projects on a daily basis with minimal supervision, as well as to to work in diverse settings with public, private and NGO sectors;
    • Computer literacy with demonstrated use of word processing, database and presentation software (Word, Excel, Power Point);
    • Experience with database development / management in Access a plus;
    • Experience using mapping (e.g., Arc-GIS, Health Mapper, etc.), and statistical analysis software (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, SAS or similar) a plus;
    • Prior managerial experience desired;
    • Excellent organization, interpersonal and teamwork skills, as well as time management skills and attention to detail;
    • Native or fluent English speaker with excellent written and oral communications skills;
    • Previous experience working with EVD programs and/or West Africa experience a plus.

    This position requires full-time presence in Sierra Leone with occasional domestic and regional travel. Term is limited to March 2019 under current conditions.

    Salary commensurate with experience.

    Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 03/04/2018.


    How to apply:

    Please apply on the JSI website: