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Technical Officer (Climate Change and Health)

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Objectives of the program

Provides guidance and technical support to the Ministry of Health and relevant partners to formulate, implement, monitor and evaluate policies, strategies and action plans that are effective in addressing health and environment linkages, with a special focus on climate change and health and water and sanitation, in view of achieving relevant SDG and in the context of the Libreville Declaration on health and environment Africa

Description of duties

The incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities which are performed according to the needs and agenda:

  1. Improve WHO capacity to provide support to MoH on environmental health, including by supporting the development, implementation and monitoring of National Environmental Health Operational plan;
  2. Provide support for the development of tools, guidance and training materials to support country’s awareness and advocacy campaigns to protect health from environmental determinants such as climate change and WASH, and undertake capacity building and training accordingly;
  3. Provide support to improve intra and inter-sectorial coordination mechanisms to manage WASH, climate change and other environmental risk to health;
  4. Coordinate the implementation of activities on climate change and health included in two main projects, namely those approved by DFID and Flanders and ensure timely technical reporting for both;
  5. Support the MoH to participate in relevant national inter-sectorial climate change policy and planning processes (e.g. National Adaptation Plan, Nationally Determined Contribution);
  6. Document and publish best practices and coordinate the conduct of operational research to generate evidence on climate change and health in Mozambique for decision making, strategy and policy formulation;
  7. Support monitoring of drinking water quality, waste management and water borne diseases, including in the context of acute events/emergencies;
  8. Participate in WCO actions in Advocacy, Partnership, Implementation and review of CCS; Resource Mobilization, Policy Development and Technical Cooperation vis a vis the government, partners and AFRO programmes and Administration and Management of the Country Office;
  9. Performs other tasks as required by WHO Representative.

Required qualifications

Education

  • Essential: Advanced University Degree in a health related field with a postgraduate degree (master’s equivalent) in public health; public health policy, environmental sciences, environmental health, water and sanitation or epidemiology;
  • Desirable: Training on climate and health.

Experience

  • Essential: At least 7 years’ experience in developing, managing and providing advisory services in either public health on Environment, environment sciences, environmental health, water and sanitation programmes at the international and national levels, with at least 5 years at the international level inclusive;
  • Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO and/or other UN agencies, non-governmental or humanitarian organizations.

Skills

  • Expertise in developing health program strategies;
  • Knowledge of climate change and health linkages and WASH;
  • High level of expertise and knowledge of at least one of the core priority areas mentioned on the summary of assigned duties;
  • Good knowledge of policy making, planning and financing processes in the health sector and health coordination mechanisms and partnerships;
  • Knowledge on health emergency planning;
  • Sound knowledge of disease and vector surveillance systems and environmental information systems.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork;
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences;
  • Communication;
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources;
  • Producing results.

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Proficiency in Portuquese, Spanish or English;
  • Desirable: Good working knowledge in a second language from above will be an asset.

Remuneration

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 71,332 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2794 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

Additional information

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level;
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted;
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening;
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review;
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual;
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int;
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity;
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco;
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world;
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.

Political/ Economic Officer

August 10, 2018 Uncategorized

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Summary of position:

Under the direction of the Program Manager, the successful candidate will:

  • Carry out independent research (from public sources and through complex fact finding) and proactively prepare reports on key political and economic developments relevant to Canadian interests in Mozambique, Malawi and Eswatini;
  • Establish, maintain and expand a network of contacts with local counterparts, Mozambican government departments and key political actors, media, and civil society, in order to facilitate the work of the High Commission;
  • Manage work related to the funding of initiatives in Mozambique, Malawi and Eswatini through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives;
  • Proactively manage the High Commission’s social media accounts, drafting posts and creating opportunities for social-media tie-in, and consulting appropriately throughout the mission;
  • Be responsible for providing written translation and oral interpretation as required for lengthy correspondence, meetings, and visits;
  • Serve as quality control officer for official correspondence in Portuguese;
  • Performing other duties, as required.

Essential qualifications:

  • Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language;
  • Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.

Education:

  • Master-level degree from a recognized university in a related field e.g. politics, economics, international relations, history.

Language:

  • Advanced oral and written fluency in Portuguese and English.

Experience:

  •  Minimum 3 years’ recent* experience in political analysis and report-writing or in a related area (international relations, legal affairs, economics, etc.);
  • Demonstrable recent: experience in administering public funds;
  • Demonstrable recent: experience in administering corporate social media accounts;
  • Recent is defined as having been acquired within the past 5 years.

Rated Requirements

The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies will also be assessed. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.

Knowledge:

  •  The political and economic environment in Mozambique, Malawi and Eswatini;
  • The global political and economic environment.

Abilities/Competencies:

  • Effective oral and written interactive communication;
  • Effective interpersonal relations;
  • Proactivity;
  • Orientation to results;
  • Adaptability and flexibility;
  • Strong and proven research and analysis abilities.

Asset Qualifications:

Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.

  • Working-level knowledge of French;
  • Relevant and significant (minimum of 1 year) recent* experience working for an international or diplomatic organization;
  • Recent is defined as within the past 5 years.

Operational Requirements:

  • Occasional overtime will be required;
  • Some travel (including internationally) will be required
Condition(s) of Employment:
  • Valid residency / work permit;
  • Able to obtain and retain an enhanced reliability clearance from the Government of Canada.

Area of selection

  • Open to external and internal applicants residing in Mozambique who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date;
  • The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community;
  • Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation, disability or any other irrelevant factor.

Important Notes:

  • Candidates are also required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected;
  • Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to:
    RSCEMA.PERSONNEL@international.gc.ca prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected;
  • Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). Candidates are entitled to participate in the recruitment process in the official language of their choice and to indicate their preferred official language in their application;
  • Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required;
  • Candidates who apply to this vacancy should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder;
  • Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process;
  • The High Commission of Canada in Mozambique does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs;
  • Candidates requiring any special assistance in attending exams or interviews are requested to inform us;
  • The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings at the High Commission of Canada in Mozambique which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process;
  • If you have any questions at any stage of the recruitment process, please send an email to: RSCEMA.PERSONNEL@international.gc.ca

Project Director – Girls’ Education

August 10, 2018 Uncategorized

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Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

Save the Children is recruiting for an experienced Project Director to lead a flagship girls’ education program in Mozambique. The four-year $10m program started in April 2017 and works across 3 provinces, rolling out at scale a variety of interventions Save the Children has piloted both in Mozambique and around the world. Project implementation is accompanied by a strong impact assessment component which aims to demonstrate how these interventions specifically help the most marginalised girls to access education, stay in school and achieve improved learning outcomes.

The Project Director will be responsible for the planning, management, financial oversight, monitoring and evaluation, coordination and successful implementation of this project across the three provinces, which includes a mix of direct implementation and sub-granting to local partners. Strong project sub-granting, management and budget monitoring skills, PBR expertise, as well as technical skills in education, research and monitoring and evaluation, will be a particular focus of this role, since project implementation and payment by the donor is contingent on reaching output and outcome related milestones.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

Essential

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in education, gender or development studies or a related subject;
  • Expertise in education and gender issues relating to girls’ education specifically;
  • Prior experience of delivering results based education programming (preferably in a socio-cultural and political context similar to Mozambique);
  • Good knowledge of children’s rights and specifically girls related issues in education;
  • Experience of project and financial management of multi partner or agency consortia;
  • Proven experience in research, learning focused monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management;
  • Demonstrated experience of developing and managing relationships with donors (DFiD and others);
  • Demonstrated experience in handling budgets in excess of £5m and working with PBR;
  • Skills in navigating complex donor requirements and ensuring donor compliance – understanding of Value for Money (VAF) and Payment by results (PbR);
  • Demonstrated experience of working with national and/or provincial level government structures on policy design, implementation and capacity building;
  • Full fluency in English (essential);
  • Fluency in Portuguese language skills (but also other romance language speakers considered);
  • Experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise;
  • Strong communication, and interpersonal skills with substantial experience in managing multicultural teams;
  • Proven experience of working in changing / volatile contexts;
  • Strong in working under pressure, with tight time schedules;
  • Willingness to spend 50% of their time in the implementation provinces

Desirable

  • Good risk management analysis, monitoring and control to keeps track of the identified risks and to ensures the execution of risk response plans, and evaluates their effectiveness;
  • Sub granting and partnership capacity strengthening skills;
  • Problem solving of complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in;
  • Ability to provide support and performance management remotely and work within a matrix management structure;
  • Dynamic, innovative and creative;
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Job Description

Senior Technical Advisor for Pediatrics and Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission

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The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) supports the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Mozambique in the implementation of programs for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and care and treatment (C&T) for people living with HIV (PLHIV).

EGPAF is currently working with provincial and district health directorates in Nampula and Gaza to implement, integrate, and improve access to and quality of PMTCT and C&T services.

The Senior Technical Advisor for Pediatrics and PMTCT will provide technical assistance and support to the MOH and support the Foundation to improve access to the comprehensive health services package, HIV prevention, and C&T services, particularly for children and pregnant women.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance to the MOH to develop, revise national guidelines for PMTCT, pediatrics, and nutrition; develop technical materials, job aids and tools for PMTCT and pediatric HIV C&T, focusing on TB/HIV, management of pediatric ART, follow-up of HIV exposed children and early diagnosis, and the Nutritional Rehabilitation Program (PRN).
  • Provide follow-up and support to the different provinces in the implementation of decisions, policies, and guidelines adopted at the national level, including:
  • Training of trainers at the provincial level as requested by the MOH;
  • Participate in joint supervision with the MOH and EGPAF
  • Support EGPAF’s PMTCT and C&T programs and ensure access to quality HIV prevention and care services, including:
  • Ensure the implementation of PMTCT, pediatric C&T and TB, and nutritional guidelines and provide updates and guidance for provincial staff;
  • Evaluate and coordinate MOH training needs for PMTCT, pediatric C&T and TB, and child nutrition; provide maternal and child health (MCH)/PMTCT, pediatric C&T and TB, and nutrition training for MOH and EGPAF staff at both the national and provincial level;
  • Ensure the quality of MCH/PMTCT and C&T services in EGPAF-supported provinces through supervision visits, clinical mentoring, and technical guidance to EGPAF and provincial level MOH staff;
  • Collaborate with provincial staff to strengthen linkages between pediatric wards and other entry points to ART programs to ensure the effective referrals and continuity in pediatric care
  • Work with technical advisors to provide guidance and direction to the EGPAF-Mozambique Technical Program;
  • Develop and provide support to MCH/PMTCT mentors in EGPAF-supported provinces.
  • Develop working relationships with the partners in-country (NGOs, CBOs, etc.) to ensure effective coordination and collaboration related to PMTCT, pediatric HIV, TB, and nutrition.
  • Develop and support the implementation of the care in pediatric treatment mentoring program at Xai-Xai Provincial Hospital.
  • Coordinate with the M&E team to ensure the collection of quality data and monitor the performance of the PMTCT, pediatric C&T and TB, and nutrition programs through monthly/quarterly data analysis; provide feedback to the provincial and district-level staff
  • Contribute to operations research (public health assessments) evaluating effectiveness, identify lessons learned, and best practices of the C&T program, with a focus on pediatric C&T.
  • Provide technical personnel with the latest international research findings, and knowledge of PMTCT, pediatric C&T, and TB and the implications for program implementation.
  • Support and coordinate with the MOH and staff on activities for MCH, pediatric TB, and nutrition.

Required Qualifications

  • Pediatrician with at least 5 years of experience working in HIV/AIDS programs and global health.
  • Master’s degree in public health or equivalent degree is an advantage.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Extensive clinical experience and comprehensive knowledge of pediatric C&T, TB, PMTCT, and nutrition.
  • Experience in providing training, clinical supervision, and mentorship.
  • Excellent understanding of current literature and clinical issues of pediatric (and adult) HIV/AIDS treatment, PMTCT, and nutrition.
  • Knowledge and experience in the development and management of programs, including capacity building and systems strengthening.
  • Knowledge and experience evaluating care and quality assurance tools.
  • Knowledge and experience working with the Mozambique Ministry of Health, including policies and management structures at the national and provincial level.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Superb written and oral communication skills and proficiency in both Portuguese and English
  • Energetic, self-motivated, and able to work independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to adapt to multicultural environments.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Business Development Supervisor

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The role is characterized by:

  • Managing the development and the implementation of the Project Local Content strategies and programs to ensure compliance with Project commitments to Government, Community, Lenders and the Local Content legislations with specific focus on the Business Development aspects;
  • Engaging with the project internal stakeholders (project functions) and external stakeholders (Government entities, Mozambican business associations, IOCs, EPC, main contractors, NGO, SMEs etc.) to promote the project Business Development initiatives.

Tasks and responsabilities

Responsibilities of the Position Title shall include the following:

  • Review all commitments to Government, Communities and Lenders with respect to Local Content and identify key strategies to ensure commitments are achieved;
  • Build internal alignment across all business lines re Business Development objectives and initiatives;
  • Provide input to ensure Local Content in general and specifically Business Development requirements are included in contracting strategies, planning and execution plans. Ensure appropriate level of inclusion;
  • Implement the Project Local Content strategy while ensuring compliance with the respective Mozambican laws and regulations;
  • Lead the development, implementation and management of the Project Business Development initiatives including the Enterprise Development Center, the Supplier Registration Portal, Small and Medium Mozambican Suppliers qualification program;
  • Monitor and provide guidance/best practices with regards to Business Development initiatives to support the development of local businesses;
  • Manage and develop with the EPC contractor and Tier 1 contractor, the list of Mozambican business opportunities and the tactics to be adopted to maximize the inclusion and the development of Mozambican businesses;
  • Manage and develop with the EPC contractor and Tier 1 contractor, several spin-off business opportunities that can be allocated to micro/community-based businesses;
  • Efforts to include providing financial and businesses management advise, planning and capacity building support to ensure sustainability of these businesses;
  • Manage and develop with the EPC contractor, engagements with the Mozambican business community and Mozambican authorities to timely share future business and development opportunities;
  • Manage and develop strong relationships with external stakeholders including Government institutions, Co-Ventures, EPC, Project contractors, EDC, business associations, financial institutions to promote the participation and the development of Mozambican Businesses;
  • Schedule timely and appropriate meetings to negotiate with key stakeholders to resolve issues and close any identified gaps;
  • Develop and collect Business Development Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and ensure timely submission through the respective reporting tools.

Qualifications and experince

  • Tertiary qualification followed by a master’s degree in law, Commercial, Business, or related field;
  • Minimum 15 years business, government and financial institution/lending experience;
  • Experience in developing the Mozambican Content with specific focus on Mozambican businesses;
  • Strong understanding of the extractive industry legislations, petroleum industry laws and regulations (e.g. Petroleum law, regulations, public tendering, Local Content legislation etc.);
  • Commercial knowledge with specific financing and capacity building focus;
  • Good appreciation of government systems and contacts;
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills;
  • Experience with interacting with a variety of external entities (e.g., government agencies, NGOs, local communities, EPCs, Lender institution representatives);
  • Ability to assess and act on project resource needs;
  • Team leadership skill in alignment, empowerment and continuously improving team performance;
  • High level of interpersonal skills in a multi-cultural work environment;
  • Excellent multi linguistic (English and Portuguese) verbal and written linguistic communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; persuasive with strong business perspective.

Technical Director

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Jhpiego seeks a Technical Director to provide technical leadership and project oversight to an upcoming USAID-funded maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) project in Mozambique. The project will operate over a five-year period.

The position will oversee and ensure the technical and methodological soundness of all project activities. In collaboration with project team and partners, the position will support the design and implementation of service delivery strategies based on scientific evidence.

This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Mozambican nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and definition of appropriate project activities;
  • Lead the formulation of innovative approaches for improving provision and increasing utilization of high-quality MNCH services;
  • Establish and implement a system to ensure technical quality of project activities;
  • Work with health care providers, local authorities, community members and project team members to identify clinical, community, and health system issues that impede access to care and uptake of services;
  • Identify and implement appropriate facility- and community-based strategies to address MNCH service delivery gaps;
  • Identify training needs for clinical and community healthcare providers and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs;
  • Develop and/or update evidence-based training materials, standards, job aids, curricula, and supervisory and quality improvement systems needed for implementation of the Project to meet the needs of USAID and the Government of Mozambique;
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in MNCH;
  • Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing Jhpiego;
  • Work closely with the Chief of Party on setting project priorities and directions, and responding to requests for support from local counterparts;
  • Work with M&E staff to design, implement a plan to track data/results related to MNCH to inform adjustments in project implementation;
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners, especially the Ministry of Health and other US and international implementing partners, to ensure that all activities conform to the requirements and regulations;
  • Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation as well as reports of project activities and results to the project and donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested;
  • Author/co-author abstracts, presentations, and articles for journals and conferences;
  • Supervise technical staff;
  • Manage technical contributions of subgrantees, including defining scopes of work;
  • Maintain excellent relationships with USAID and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses ;
  • Provide technical leadership to the development the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with the MOH, USAID, and other stakeholders to ensure timely implementation and compliance to the requirements and regulations of the award.

Required Qualifications

  • A Medical Degree (doctor or nursing), and Master of Public Health preferred;
  • At least 8+ years’ experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance to MMCH projects and services;
  • Demonstrated experience training clinical and community-based healthcare workers on MNCH;
  • Demonstrated experience providing capacity building assistance at individual and organizational levels;
  • Demonstrated experience with implementing quality improvement approaches Demonstrated experience with a mix of practical technical skills in MNCH necessary for strengthening service delivery at the regional, national, clinical and community-level;
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the Mozambique healthcare system, particularly the public health system; minimum 5 years living and working in Mozambique;
  • Familiarity with USAID’s administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems;
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering team work;
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector;
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts;
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English and Portuguese;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to travel nationally to project sites.

Team Leader-WASH-FIN

August 9, 2018 Uncategorized

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Tetra Tech International Development Services is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Team Leader candidates for the USAID/WASH-FIN program.

Tetra Tech is implementing the USAID funded Water Sanitation and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN) project in Mozambique aiming to close WASH Sector financing gaps. In Mozambique, the program will focus on improving WASH sector financing and service delivery through support to selected municipalities in leveraging additional financing through private capital and/or blended finance. WASH-FIN will further undertake knowledge management activities in Mozambique and engage stakeholders from the broader region. Towards this end, the project has a vacancy for a Team Leader for Mozambique to be based in either Maputo or a northern province on a fixed term contract. The Mozambique Team Leader will be the main link with all partners, USAID | Mozambique, and the WASH-FIN team. The Mozambique Team Leader will be responsible for the performance of a wide range of program management activities and direct oversight for project administration and financial management, supervising directly full-time administrative support staff, short-term consultants, and subcontractors providing intermittent technical assistance for project execution.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership to the implementation of the WASH-FIN project in Mozambique;
  • Build strong implementation partnerships with USAID | Mozambique mission, Ministry of Water, Municipalities, peer development agencies, thought leaders in the WASH and urban infrastructure sectors, and other key partners;
  • Prepare detailed weekly and quarterly activities reports, and other intermittent reporting as required;
  • Develop budgets and other resources planning for the implementation of project activities;
  • Coordinate all project activities and ensure complementarity with other relevant programs financed by both USAID and other partners;
  • Supervise directly full-time administrative support staff, local and international consultants hired and contracted for the project;
  • Liaise with Open Capital Advisors on implementation of Component 2 of WASH-FIN;
  • Carry out other specific duties and tasks as may be assigned within identified competencies.

Essential Skills:

  • Technically competent, independent and collaborative and excellent in communication and written technical reports;
  • Excellent technical assistance management and working relationship skills with municipalities and government agencies;
  • Training and capacity building skills;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment;
  • Excellent advocacy and communications skills;
  • Highly proficient in English and Portuguese.

Qualifications:

  • Qualifications and skills: Master’s degree in Engineering, Finance, Economics or any other relevant degree. Excellent advocacy and communications skills are required;
  • General professional experience: A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the financing and/or service delivery of urban infrastructure in Mozambique;
  • At least 5 years of experience in urban infrastructure issues (either engineering or financing);
  • Experience in investment planning for private or public organisations;
  • Experience in management of multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Experience in working in a donor-funded environment.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

  • Cover Letter;
  • CV in reverse chronological format (in English);
  • List of at least three professional references (Please provide email and phone numbers).

Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. No phone calls will be accepted. Deadline for applications is August 24, 2018. Applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received.

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Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—17,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) Technical Advisor

August 8, 2018 Uncategorized

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About the Agency

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), alongside its sister Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) agencies, has implemented innovative, community-driven solutions to development challenges for more than 45 years. It focusses on a small number of specific development problems by forming intellectual and financial partnerships with organisations sharing its objectives. With a small staff, a host of cooperating agencies and thousands of volunteers, the Foundation reaches out to vulnerable populations on four continents, irrespective of their race, religion, political persuasion or gender.

The position

Aga Khan Foundation Mozambique (AKF(Moz)) is an agency of AKF and the greater, Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), AKF (Moz) has been active in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province since 2001. AKF (Moz) takes a multi-input area development approach to improve the quality of life for vulnerable households in selected areas of Cabo Delgado, by investing in health, early childhood development, education, agriculture and food security, economic development, and civil society and local governance.

AKF(Moz) is initiating a new five-year project “Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women and Girls in Cabo Delgado” (SPARC), funded by Global Affairs Canada, in six districts of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. SPARC will seek to improve the quality and access to services related to the prevention of maternal and new-born mortality and morbidity, improved comprehensive emergency obstetric care (CEmOC) services, adolescent health services, family planning and counselling services, unsafe abortion prevention, STI prevention and management, and the prevention and management of sexual violence. The project will also focus on improving health provider capacity to deliver services, community awareness, and facility infrastructure improvement.

The Position

AKF(Moz) is seeking an experienced Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) Technical Advisor to join the AKF(Moz) health team to launch and manage a newly awarded five-year Canadian SPARC grant focused on improving sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and adolescents in six districts of Cabo Delgado province (Mueda, Muidumbe, Nangade, Namuno, Balama, and Montepuez).

The SRHR Technical Advisor will be based in Pemba.He/she will have the active support of AKF(Moz)’s senior Health programme managers in carrying out their day-to-day work.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities of the SRHR Technical Advisor will include:

  • Work with strategic partners including DPS, GAC and other global and local partners to oversee and implement a comprehensive SPARC project;
  • Build the capacity of project partners and government partners to strategically and effectively deliver a diverse range of SRHR programmes;
  • Plan, organise, and facilitate the development of training and workshops to improve SRHR-focused programme implementation, including on comprehensive abortion care, contraceptive services, post-abortion care inclusive of post-abortion family planning, the legal framework and values clarification/health care ethic and others identified during programme implementation;
  • Develop and disseminate innovations, tools, and approaches for delivering SRHR services to poor, marginalised and underserved groups, including adolescents;
  • Support, write, and review a range of programmatic and technical reports, and briefs for AKF(Moz), local partners, and GAC as required;
  • Disseminate and promote sharing of SRH information and initiatives through relevant channels;
  • Ensure that SRHR-focused programmes incorporate the latest evidence and understanding of best practices;
  • Contribute to the identification, development and monitoring of strategic SRHR-related priorities and opportunities in consultation with the Senior Health Programme Officer and other key internal stakeholders;
  • Working closely with senior-level project staff, and AKF regional staff, conceptualise, design and implement regional and in-country capacity building plans;
  • Support the development and implementation of annual technical work plans and budgets, for the region, ensuring GAC and project priorities are addressed.

The requirements

The successful candidate is expected to have:

  • A master’s degree in public health, social sciences, medicine or any other relevant subjects or equivalent standard of education;
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in SRHR programme management in developing countries, particularly in Mozambique to include the development/implementation of SRHR policies, programmes and service delivery approaches in an operational context;
  • Experience in designing and implementing reproductive health / family planning programme management in Mozambique;
  • Experience in integrated health, maternal and new-born health, comprehensive reproductive health, community-based health and community level assessment, or some combination of above;
  • Sound technical knowledge/scientific understanding of reproductive health / family planning research, and experience of designing, and managing of evidence-based programmes;
  • Experience engaging the government, civil society organisations, and other key stakeholders to support project implementation;
  • Strong background in adolescent health and specifically SRHR;
  • Understanding of laws and existing practices official and unofficial in communities and health facilities.

Gender Advisor and Communications Specialist, MMEMS

August 7, 2018 Uncategorized

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Project Summary:

The Mozambique Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism and Services (MMEMS) project provides on-the-ground support on performance monitoring, data verification, impact evaluation, output, and environmental compliance of USAID/Mozambique activities. The MMEMS main office will be based in Maputo; field offices will be based in Quelimane and Nampula.

Please note: Only Mozambican citizens are eligible for this position.

Position Summary:

The general responsibility of the Gender Advisor is to provide technical support to the MMEMS project to implement the project’s gender strategy and to ensure that all project activities are gender sensitive.  The Gender Advisor will report to the Chief of Party and will work closely with senior MMEMS staff to ensure the smooth and compliant implementation of the MMEMS program, especially relating to gender issues.

Period of Performance:

The project period of performance will be five years. MSI will issue a yearly contract per each completed year.

Responsibilities:

  • Increase MMEMS staff and partner organization gender (and other marginalized groups) awareness and ability to integrate gender in all of MMEMS work. Within MMEMS this is likely to include;
  • Improving the ability of staff to consider and integrate gender in all the work they do;
  • Instilling a sense of responsibility among staff to apply a gender lens to their work and hold them accountable for doing so;
  • Examining our production processes for analytic and learning work to ensure that gender is integrated in each step;
  • Reviewing draft products to ensure quality;
  • Facilitate development pragmatic gender strategies and program interventions which will lead to positive gender equality outcomes. This includes developing the MMEMS Gender Action Plan (in partnership with sub-contractor IRIS) as required in the MMEMS contract;
  • Collaborate closely with Gender Units of USAID, Gender Units of GOM, and partner organizations in the design, adaptation and delivery of gender training materials based on the cultural context of Mozambique;
  • Advise and support MMEMS partners in planning, managing and implementing joint activities relating to gender;
  • Work with various MMEMS monitoring and evaluation teams to ensure best practice in promoting gender equality;
  • In addition to focusing on gender issues, also assist MMEMS, USAID and implementing partners to effectively consider other marginalized groups, such as LBGTI and youth;
  • Review USAID and IP indicators to ensure adequate attention to gender;
  • Promote, facilitate and support effective integration of gender equality issues across MMEMS and partner activities, using tailor made training, mentoring, and development/application of relevant tools to support this process;
  • Deliver high quality training in incorporating gender and marginalized groups;
  • Provide technical support to the collection and analysis of gender and age disaggregated data throughout all MMEMS activities;
  • In partnership with MMEMS sub-contractor, participate in the annual Gender Assessment, as required by the MMEMS contract;
  • Advise and assist in the development of gender-sensitive training and orientation materials and the adaptation of existing resources;
  • Build strategic alliances with other key actors and advocate for gender sensitive programming in the context of MMEMS;
  • Establish and facilitate a Gender Community of Practice including USAID, implementing partners, local organizations and GOM professionals;
  • Accompany, as necessary, MMEMS STTA teams in meetings with subcontractors, USAID implementing partners, GOM officials, and other groups and provide gender equality technical advice to support the achievement of project outcomes;
  • Encourage male and female staff of partner organizations to participate in gender training workshops and to take part in MMEMS gender activities;
  • Lead MMEMS external communication efforts, consistent with USAID policies;
  • Support a positive working and team environment in the MMEMS community;
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Chief of Party and agreed upon by the technical team.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s (master’s preferred) degree in the field of international relations, economics, political science, public policy, management, and/or other relevant field;
  • At least six (6) years of experience working on donor-funded mechanisms;
  • Experience in the design, implementation Gender Action Plan;
  • Experience facilitating development pragmatic gender strategies and program interventions;
  • Experience in the gender dimensions of monitoring and evaluation;
  • Professional working knowledge of English; fluency in Portuguese;
  • Extensive experience in report writing and strong communication skills;
  • Extensive experience in providing quality report and evaluation presentations;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USG policies related to evaluation and performance management.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

International Agro Meteorology Specialist

August 6, 2018 Uncategorized

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Organizational Setting

FAO Mozambique seeks to engage a part time Agro-Meteorological Expert to play a very active role: guiding and supporting the start-up of agro-meteorological activities under the climate change adaptation project. He/she will work closely with all relevant national agencies and stakeholders and provide direct support to INAM and IIAM to guide the installation of equipment in selected areas of Maputo, Gaza, Manica, Sofala and Tete provinces, establish maintenance and operational plans for equipment with INAM and IIAM and to develop a work plan and budget for agro-meteorological development in collaboration with DINAS-DECAP to be supported by the project. During this initial year, the expert will support the project implementation together with INAM, IIAM , and MASA/DECAP and other related institutions to set the overall national institutional framework in place for the establishment of a basic agro-meteorological information system in the target areas in Mozambique. By the end of the project INAM and IIAM and other relevant staff will be able to operate the national agro-meteorological system independently and will be competent to continue to strengthen the agro-meteorological system in Mozambique following the end of the project.

Reporting Lines

The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the project Chief Technical Adviser and with straight cooperation with Lead Technical Officer.

Technical Focus

  • Organize and conduct 5 to 7 missions to Mozambique in support of project implementation and in close cooperation with national institutions;
  • Support the training of technicians from the National Institute of Meteorology to implement anti-theft housing for the small parts of the weather stations;
  • Support the 3-month training for technicians from IIAM, INAM and MASA/DCAP;
  • Support the hiring of a consultant to create the SmartCampo Mozambique, as well to organize the missions (field visits, meetings with stakeholders, and trainings) and define the format and content of the system;
  • Certificate, according to approved equipment specifications, the provision, installation, inspection, put into operation and maintenance of purchased meteorological and telecommunication equipment, hardware purchased by the project;
  • Support production of regular information to farmers (i.e. seasonal climate outlooks and weather forecasts translated and tailored to local context for practical advice concerning seed selection, planting date selection, fertilizer use, etc.);
  • Support INAM, IIAM, DNSA-DCAP and other related institutions in establishing agro-meteorological Early Warning Systems and other public communication tools to reduce vulnerability of small farmers to meteorological conditions. For example, Boletim Meteorológico Mensal (BMM) and Boletim Climático Anual (BCA), Forum Nacional de Antevisao climáticas and other tools/products;
  • Plan and provide technical guidance on implementation of all agro-meteorological activities including, capacity building, data collection, database development, data analysis, agro-meteorology information products and dissemination tools;
  • Prepared appropriate documents and training materials, organize and deliver training workshops in the framework of the Farmers Field School (FFS) of the project;
  • Prepared appropriate documents and training materials, organize and deliver training workshops to engage extension agents to use climate/weather information to assist growers to modify crop management to adapt to climate variability and change;
  • Preparation of progress reports and other technical reports according to FAO format and guidelines;
  • Detailed end-of-assignment report describing the work undertaken, progress towards achieving assignment objectives together with a detailed work plan concerning the activities to be performed by national staff after completion of assignment.

 Tasks and responsibilities

  • Define a detailed work plan to cover the duration of the assignment. This work plan is to be produced taking into consideration the assessment result during the first mission and in accordance with national institutions and project needs;
  • Refine and implement the capacity building strategy to be supported by the project based in identified gaps in INAM, IIAM, ISPM, MASA/DECAP and other related institutions;
  • Provide technical guidance to the implementation of all activities under output 2.5 and related outputs including the recruitment of national staff, consultants and development related Terms of Reference;
  • Supervise the installation of new weather stations and rain gauges;
  • Elaborate the Annual work plan and budget of output 2.5 of the project;
  • Coordinate the establishment of technical and human capacity of the staff within the Agromet Units of INAM, IIAM and MASA/DECAP;
  • Promote strengthened coordination among INAM (climate information’s producers), IIAM (agronomic research), DNSA-DCAP (early warning system for crop production) and DNEA (agricultural extension);
  • Assist in the selection, installation and exploitation of appropriate software for data collection, archiving, processing and analysis for the three Agromet Units;
  • Plan and coordinating all agro-meteorological activities of the three Agromet Units;
  • Liaise with other related projects, i.e. World Bank Mozambique’s Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR);
  • Transform Hydrological and Meteorological Services Project in all meteorology-related activities;
  • Prepare appropriate documents and organizing the regular workshops in the framework of the Farmers Field School (FFS) of the project;
  • Organize with other stakeholders a process to validate and disseminate the information for the farmers and extension agents;
  • Prepare detailed manuals concerning the procedure for data collection, processing, analysis and dissemination, in collaboration with project staff and consultants;
  • Identify training needs and related curricula for all required staff of the project and the elaboration and delivery of specific training programs with appropriate institutions;
  • Develop and implement procedures and formats for disseminating climate and agro-meteorological information in the framework of Farmers Field School (FFS);
  • Assist in the on-the-job training in order to develop the national capacity to sustain the system beyond the end of the project;
  • Ensure the preparation of annual work plans and budget revisions are timely completed and submitted;
  • Maintain and develop the partnership with other ministries, departments and agencies for relevant inputs and outputs;
  • Provide support to the Project Steering Committee (PSC) to ensure their regular monitoring of the day-to-day implementation of the activities, review the achievements and plans of the project on a regular basis, facilitate the resolution of the problems met and advise the CTA on any matter relevant to project’s activities;
  • Provide information to progress reports and other technical reports according to FAO format and guidelines;
  • Provide a detailed end-of-assignment report describing the work undertaken, progress towards achieving assignment objectives together with a detailed work plan concerning the activities to be performed by national staff during year 2 of the project;
  • Undertake any other duties in support of the project as may be required by the CTA.

 Candidates will be assessed against the following

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in agro-meteorology, meteorology, agronomy, environmental studies or closely related fields. Technical and practical knowledge of the impacts’ assessment of climate variability and climate change on agriculture is critical;
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive and relevant experience in the field of operational agro-meteorology;
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO language (for Consultants). Working knowledge of English (for PSAs).

 FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus;
  • Teamwork;
  • Communication;
  • Building Effective Relationships;
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement.

 Selection Criteria

  • Experience in agro-meteorology activities for agriculture and food security, particularly in developing countries;
  • Experience in the use of specific agro-meteorological software for crop monitoring and yield forecasting;
  • Experience in producing and disseminating agro-climate information for rural farming communities;
  • Experience in the use of remote sensing products and GIS software for environmental monitoring;
  • Excellent understanding of the linkages among agriculture, climate variability, vulnerability and climate change adaptation in rural farming communities;
  • Past working experience in Southern Africa would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset.

Senior Energy Officer

August 3, 2018 Uncategorized

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Objectives

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).  The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. The Bank is seeking to build a management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.

The complex:

The Vice Presidency for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is responsible for operational relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities. This will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries and oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.

The hiring department

Within the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex (RDVP), the Bank has five (5) Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery (RDIBD) Directorates, one in each region of Africa: North, South, East, West, and Central. Each Regional Directorate is headed by a Director General (DG) and is staffed with the relevant sectoral functions and administrative capabilities for rapid delivery of services to client countries. The Regional Directorates provide overall strategic direction to country offices within the regions and are responsible for the Bank’s operations, business development, project management and overall effective delivery of the Bank’s High 5s of ‘Light up and Power Africa,’ ‘Feed Africa,’ ‘Industrialize Africa,’ ‘Integrate Africa,’ ‘Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa.’

The country offices were created to strengthen the strategic dialogue between the Bank, governments and other stakeholders, it also seeks to strengthen the operational functions of the Bank Group, including the energy sector, by supporting project/programme identification, start-up and monitoring with a view to enhancing portfolio quality and to coordinate aid with other development partners in Africa.

The position:

The Senior Energy Officer is responsible for the origination, processing, supervision and general portfolio management of energy sector projects, as well as conducting policy dialogue on key issues in the energy sector.

The incumbent will be in charge of project management and loan administration activities related to energy sector of the Bank Group’s portfolio in Mozambique as defined in the country office functions and responsibilities, including the coordination of related programs with the Government, civil society and local bodies, private sector and development partners.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Regional Sector Manager, Energy Infrastructure, (RDGS1) and the Country Manager, the Senior Energy Officer will perform the following:

Business Development and Pipeline management

  • Provide support to the government and bank’s teams in the origination, preparation, approval, structuring and implementation of projects, both for Sovereign (SO) and Non-Sovereign (NSO) operations;
  • Support and participate in energy sector identification, preparation and appraisal missions, collaborating with the sectoral team by specifically facilitating access to information and supporting the preparation of mission related documentation;
  • Review the various energy sector proposals and communications sent to the Bank by public and private sector partners, including Bank’s clients, and signal to the sectoral team business development opportunities;
  • Collaborate internally with colleagues towards the mobilization of additional Bank’s resources for energy projects in Mozambique, including resources from fiduciary funds and dedicated financing instruments, climate-finance funds and project preparation facilities.
  • Liaise with other development partners and maintain, under the guidance of the country manager, an institutional dialogue conducing to the identification of co-financing opportunities and other partnerships;

Portfolio Management

  • Monitor the Bank’s pipeline of projects within the country’s energy sector, both private and public sector projects, overseeing its execution;
  • Lead project implementation in the energy sector, providing expertise for preparation of terms of reference (TORs), requests for proposals (RFPs), tender documents to procure goods and/or services in line with the Bank’s procurement rules;
  • Undertake the supervision of the Bank’s portfolio of power sector investments, review of relevant monitoring and evaluation reports and field inspections as necessary; and proffer measures for resolving material operational weaknesses;
  • Ensure portfolio quality by tracking appropriate indicators in the corporate dashboard and taking appropriate action to ensure project portfolio quality and address blockages in project execution;
  • Advise and assist energy sector project/programme executing agencies on sector issues, constraints and priorities, technical aspects of projects and Bank rules and procedures, especially with regard to the procurement of goods, works and services as well as disbursement procedures;
  • Ensure timely preparation of project supervision report and project completion reports;
  • Ensure the follow-up of recommendations emanating from supervision, mid-term reviews, portfolio reviews and accounts audit missions on energy projects/programmes, paying the necessary attention to project monitoring and evaluation;

Knowledge Production, Policy Dialogue and Coordination

  • Contribute to the preparation of energy sector assessments and other upstream analytical and diagnostic work;
  • Advise on policy issues relating to energy sector development in Mozambique, including advice on promoting policies conducive to improving electricity as well as other areas of activity (creation of an enabling environment for private sector investments in energy projects, corporate governance);
  • Support policy dialogue on key issues for the sector;
  • Contribute to the preparation of policy statements, papers, briefs and various reports on energy sector issues and other areas relevant to the Energy, Environment & Climate Change Department;
  • Represent the Bank at conferences, seminars and national workshops, participate in events meetings and energy sector groups on issues related to energy sector development and related issues and provide regular reports to the Country Manager and Sector Manager;
  • Contribute to the strengthening of coordination and dialogue with other donors on activities related to energy projects and programmes, and participate in sector thematic groups;
  • Undertake any other tasks as assigned by the Country Manager.

Selection Criteria

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  1. At least a Master’s degree in Economic, Finance, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Electromechanical Engineering or related fields. Additional training in management and / or economics is an asset;
  2. Demonstrate at least 5 years of relevant professional experience and proven track record and analytical skills in the following areas: power sector strategy formulation; financing of energy projects (both public and private); structuring of financial packages for financing of infrastructure projects; management and operation of power generation, transmission and distribution utilities; electrical system planning and design; project management; contract administration; costing of infrastructure projects;
  3. Experience implementing projects with public sector institutions and / or bilateral and multilateral development finance institutions; will give an added advantage for this position;
  4. Proven ability to operate in high level policy dialogue and in politically sensitive context;
  5. Strong networking skills, and an ability to coordinate diverse shareholders and interests;
  6. Strong team spirit and proven ability to operate across a diverse team, often based in different geographical locations;
  7. A self-starter, with an ability to work with relatively little supervision or guidance;
  8. Capacity to initiate and manage innovations and change;
  9. Familiarity with project management and project identification procedures in development institutions, with multilateral development banks and in particular of the African Development Bank, an added advantage;
  10. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and IN Portuguese;
  11. Good working knowledge of French will be an added advantage;
  12. Good command of standard Bank commonly used software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite for word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations);
  13.  Knowledge of SAP is desirable.

THIS POSITION DOES NOT ATTRACT INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. (INCUMBENTS OF THE POSITION WILL BE CONSIDERED AS LOCAL STAFF AND WILL NOT HAVE INTERNATIONAL STATUS).

Team Lead

August 3, 2018 Uncategorized

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Team Leader for Mozambique FAA 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Mozambique is conducting an analysis of the country’s tropical forests and biodiversity to inform USAID/Mozambique’s development of its next country development strategy (the current strategy can be found here). USAID’s approach to development requires that the Agency examine cross-sectoral linkages in support of tropical forest and biodiversity conservation and concurrently mitigates any potential harm. Biodiversity conservation is a critical approach for achieving sustainable development and should be considered in Mission strategic approaches to improve development outcomes in all sectors. The analysis therefore is an opportunity for the Mission to better understand the strategic linkages between the conservation of a country’s biodiversity and development, so that it can structure a sound results framework to support future programming. Notably, the analysis provides the opportunity to integrate biodiversity conservation into priority development sectors identified in the CDCS. For more information about the analysis, consult the USAID Foreign Assistance Act Sections 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis Best Practices Guide.

DAI is seeking a senior level Biodiversity/Natural Resource Management Specialist to serve as Team Leader to lead a team of specialists to undertake a USAID tropical forest and biodiversity analysis for Mozambique. This assignment will be for an estimated 50 – 75 working days during the period of August 15, 2018 – March 1, 2019.

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Post-graduate qualifications (master’s level degree or higher) in biology, ecology, zoology, forestry, ecosystem conservation, or a closely related field;
  • Demonstrated desk research and analytical skills;
  • Experience in the Africa region, preferably in Mozambique or Southern Africa;
  • Experience coordinating analyses and leading teams in the biodiversity conservation/international donor sector;
  • Exceptional organizational, analytical, writing, and presentation skills;
  • Experience using geographical perspectives, spatial data analysis and map-based communication to inform development programming;
  • Fluent in English, preferably a working proficiency in Portuguese.

Qualified and interested candidates should submit their CV/resume for consideration. Only qualified and short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Health Systems Analyst

August 1, 2018 Uncategorized

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Overview

Do you believe that everyone deserves access to affordable, quality healthcare?  Are you driven by creativity, bold ideas, and disruptive innovation? Are you inspired by exceptionally talented, diverse, impact-oriented colleagues? Do you thrive in a dynamic, high-growth fast-paced environment? Then consider a job with ThinkWell.

We are a growing health systems organization, with both global influence and local grounding. Our portfolio currently includes a range of technical assistance in health financing and HRH, policy and planning with MISAU, research and evaluation for health systems. Our donors include USAID, CDC, DFID, WHO and sub-awards for a variety of contracts.

We are looking for an Analyst to support our Last Mile Supply Chain project. S/he will report to the Project Manager and support this person to manage a project team, as well as engage directly with the funder and with key stakeholders when needed. S/he will technically contribute to the implementation and monitoring of the current activities, as well as contribute to the ideation of new workstreams under the project and definition of new areas of work.

The ideal candidate should be a dedicated and high performing professional with relevant work experience who is enthusiastic to shape the growth of a cutting-edge enterprise. Mozambican nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reports to: LMSC Project Manager, Maputo, Mozambique.

Responsibilities

  • Support the Project Manager in the technical leadership of the project;
  • Support the overall management of the project, including representing the project team in meetings with the CMAM, the DPSs and other partners;
  • Provide technical expertise in selected areas of the program portfolio, including: supply chain management, data management, data visualization, knowledge management;
  • Write reports and provide quantitative and qualitative analysis, as needed;
  • Support the project team in the ideation of new project workstreams;
  • Provide technical input and support to other projects of the Mozambique Country Office, as needed;
  • Collaborate effectively with the Mozambique Country Office team to expand the organization’s portfolio in Mozambique.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in health economics, public policy, or public health;
  • Experience in Supply Chain, Laboratory, or Pharmacy strongly preferred;
  • Some experience in project management strongly preferred;
  • Experience collaborating with the Ministry of Health, donors and implementing partners strongly preferred;
  • Willingness to travel to the provinces, including to remote areas;
  • Portuguese speaker with a strong command of English;
  • Proven capacity of analysis and planning;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Strong analytical, research, and synthesizing skills;
  • Knowledge of field research including qualitative and quantitative methods;
  • Strong communication skills including writing and editing skills in Portuguese;
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis packages strongly preferred.

Skills and Competencies

  • Positive leader who models expected behaviors;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with clients and partners in a multicultural environment;
  • Systems thinker with thorough understanding of the complexities of achieving development outcomes in a complex environment;
  • Ability to deliver effectively in high-pressure situations, with multiple sometimes competing deadlines;
  • Drive to challenge conventional wisdom;
  • Open to and empowered by critical feedback;
  • A combination of humility and confidence.

Programme Coordinator (Obstetric Fistula Programme)

August 1, 2018 Uncategorized

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Background Information

Organizational Location:

The Programme Coordinator (Obstetric Fistula Programme) post is under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Country Office Representative, reports directly to the Ministry of Health (MoH) (co-supervision): the UNFPA’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme Team Leader and the MoH’s Deputy National Director for Public Health.

Job Purpose:

The Programme Coordinator (Obstetric Fistula Programme), in close collaboration with the MoH, oversees, coordinates and monitors the implementation of the Programme “Promotion of Women and Girls’ Reproductive Health Rights through Prevention and Treatment of Obstetric Fistula (OF)”, and its components in line with national priorities and according to UNFPA policies and procedures.

Brief description of the of Programme:

UNFPA plays a key role in the area of Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) in Mozambique. The programme’s goal is to improve the well-being of girls and women living with obstetric fistula (OF) in Mozambique. As gender inequalities faced by women and girls living with obstetric fistula is at the center of the proposed programme, it will contribute towards closing the gender gaps through treatment and prevention. The programme has a duration of four years and is funded by the Government of Canada. The scope is nationwide, with specific focus in the provinces of Cabo Delgado, Nampula, Zambezia, Manica, Sofala and Maputo City. The programme is in line with national policies and strategies, in particular with the National Obstetric Fistula Prevention and Treatment Strategy (2012-2015- 2020) and the Mozambique RMNCAH Investment Case in the context of the Global Financing Facility (GFF). It focuses on childbirth complications within the context of sexual and reproductive health and rights – aiming to reduce the incidence and prevalence of obstetric fistula through a holistic and integrated approach. The Ministry of Health (MoH) led the development of the strategy with its four pillars in the areas of advocacy, prevention, treatment and social reintegration; the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Action was specifically involved in the area of social reintegration.

The Programme has the following specific objectives:

  • Increased knowledge of communities and families about sexual and reproductive health and rights, including Obstetric Fistula;
  • Enhanced national capacity for treatment of Obstetric Fistula;
  •  Enhanced health system enabling Obstetric Fistula referral and routine-based treatment; and
  • Enhanced skills and agency of girls and young women treated/cured of Obstetric Fistula.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

Coordination and monitoring of national programmes on Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) and SRH.

  • Promote and support MoH in the coordination and monitoring of key interventions for the reduction of Obstetric Fistula, as for example monitoring work conducted on partograms, emergency cesareans, delivery waiting places, blood transfusions;
  • Provide technical support for planning, monitoring and evaluation of activities related with Obstetric Fistula, particularly ensuring a gender equality approach;
  • To participate actively in meetings and undertake monitoring missions to assess progress of the Obstetric Fistula and maternal health programmes, implementation, including appropriate substantive and administrative follow-up actions;
  • Provide support to the process of technical/annual and financial reports and reviews of the Obstetric Fistula programmes at MoH through the preparation of internal documents to assess progress of implementation;
  • Undertake any other related assignments as may be given by the MoH and UNFPA in the area of MNH and SRH;
  • Strengthen monitoring and evaluation systems regarding MNH and SRH targets;
  • Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation and development of annual work plans for accelerating the reduction of maternal mortality;
  • Contribute to the preparation of the country performance-based and results-driven annual and other reports;
  • Contribute to the creation and sharing of knowledge by summarizing and documenting results, lessons learnt success and best practices, strategies and approaches to control maternal mortality and morbidity;

Policy, advocacy and resource mobilization

  • Enhance political and social environment for Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) including Fistula Programme;
  • Ensure institutionalization of gender equality perspectives into MoH’s policy processes, such as in the elaboration of national plans;
  • Provide technical leadership to MISAU to develop national plans in relation to MNH and SRH;
  • Leverage resources for Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) package implementation from governmental sources in order to gradually increase domestic contributions for MNH and SRH;
  • To facilitate platforms of exchange and participation for civil society, development partners and private sector with national and provincial governments for MNH and SRH;
  • To support MoH in the coordination and implementation of national activities related to obstetric fistula, in particular: a) Obstetric Fistula National Task Force; b) National Strategy for Obstetric Fistula (including planning, monitoring and evaluation / budgeting) and integration into the National Sexual and Reproductive Health Plan; c) National Monitoring System on Obstetric Fistula, and its integration into the National Health Information System (SIS);
  • To advocate for integration of MNH and SHR strategies into Primary Health Care principles

Technical Support and Capacity Building

  • Identify gaps and priority areas of work to reach universal coverage of Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), within the framework of Primary Health Care (PHC);
  • Scale-up quality health services to ensure universal access to SRH, especially for family planning, skilled attendance at delivery and emergency obstetric and newborn care, ensuring linkages with HIV prevention and treatment;
  • Address the urgent need for skilled health workers, particularly midwives;
  • Ensuring a gender equality approach is part of MoH’s strategies to address MNC and SRH;
  • Facilitate to increase the number of treated cases of Obstetric Fistula guarantying treatment of quality, and contributing to gradually upgrade the operating spaces to permanent treatment rather than campaign, in selected hospitals;
  • To contribute on advocacy of implementing PHC principles to avert Obstetric Fistula per (a) reduction of early marriage and pregnancies, (b) encourage education of girls, (c) the importance of delivery within institutions, (d) recognition and early identification of obstetric complications to be channeled to the nearest maternities, particularly if late labor;
  • To support the government in tackling the root causes of maternal mortality and morbidity, including gender inequality, low access to education–especially for girls–child marriage and adolescent pregnancy, obstetric fistula and post-partum depression; and
  • Perform such other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor within the field of his/her skills.

Qualifications and Experience

Education: Master’s degree in public health, social development and/or other related social science field is desirable.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Health professional;
  • At least 10 years of professional experience, including field experience and increasing responsibility in the area of international development including public health, preferably reproductive/maternal health;
  • Recognized expertise in providing technical advisory role;
  • Strong ability to produce demonstrable results;
  • Demonstrated ability to network with partners (governments, academics, civil society) and the development community for evidence-based advocacy, coordination and resource mobilization;
  • Familiarity with the work of the UN system and partners specifically related to maternal health;
  • Proven knowledge of project management, RBM and human rights based approach;

Computer skills: Computer skills (Microsoft Office applications).

Language skills: Fluency in Portuguese and in English, spoken and written.

Core Competencies

  • Achieving results;
  • Being accountable;
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with program staff and partners;
  • Able to work under pressure with a multisectoral and multicultural team;

Managerial Competencies

  • Providing strategic focus;
  • Engaging internal/external and stakeholders;
  • Leading, developing and empowering people/creating a culture of performance;
  • Make decisions and exercising judgment;

Functional Skill Set:

  • Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda;
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships;
  • Delivering results-based programme;
  • Conceptual innovation in the provision of technical expertise;
  • Integration in a multidisciplinary environment and in UN-Delivering as One work environment;
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization.

UNFPA Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.

Senior Technical Advisor

July 30, 2018 Uncategorized

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Job Summary:

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) supports the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Mozambique in the implementation of programs for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and care and treatment (C&T) for people living with HIV (PLHIV).

EGPAF is currently working with provincial and district health directorates in Nampula and Gaza to implement, integrate, and improve access to and quality of PMTCT and C&T services.

The Senior Technical Advisor for Pediatrics and PMTCT will provide technical assistance and support to the MOH and support the Foundation to improve access to the comprehensive health services package, HIV prevention, and C&T services, particularly for children and pregnant women.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance to the MOH to develop, revise national guidelines for PMTCT, pediatrics, and nutrition; develop technical materials, job aids and tools for PMTCT and pediatric HIV C&T, focusing on TB/HIV, management of pediatric ART, follow-up of HIV exposed children and early diagnosis, and the Nutritional Rehabilitation Program (PRN);
  • Provide follow-up and support to the different provinces in the implementation of decisions, policies, and guidelines adopted at the national level, including:
  • Training of trainers at the provincial level as requested by the MOH;
  • Participate in joint supervision with the MOH and EGPAF;
  • Support EGPAF’s PMTCT and C&T programs and ensure access to quality HIV prevention and care services, including:
  • Ensure the implementation of PMTCT, pediatric C&T and TB, and nutritional guidelines and provide updates and guidance for provincial staff;
  • Evaluate and coordinate MOH training needs for PMTCT, pediatric C&T and TB, and child nutrition; provide maternal and child health (MCH)/PMTCT, pediatric C&T and TB, and nutrition training for MOH and EGPAF staff at both the national and provincial level;
  • Ensure the quality of MCH/PMTCT and C&T services in EGPAF-supported provinces through supervision visits, clinical mentoring, and technical guidance to EGPAF and provincial level MOH staff;
  • Collaborate with provincial staff to strengthen linkages between pediatric wards and other entry points to ART programs to ensure the effective referrals and continuity in pediatric care;
  • Work with technical advisors to provide guidance and direction to the EGPAF-Mozambique Technical Program;
  • Develop and provide support to MCH/PMTCT mentors in EGPAF-supported provinces;
  • Develop working relationships with the partners in-country (NGOs, CBOs, etc.) to ensure effective coordination and collaboration related to PMTCT, pediatric HIV, TB, and nutrition;
  • Develop and support the implementation of the care in pediatric treatment mentoring program at Xai-Xai Provincial Hospital;
  • Coordinate with the M&E team to ensure the collection of quality data and monitor the performance of the PMTCT, pediatric C&T and TB, and nutrition programs through monthly/quarterly data analysis; provide feedback to the provincial and district-level staff;
  • Contribute to operations research (public health assessments) evaluating effectiveness, identify lessons learned, and best practices of the C&T program, with a focus on pediatric C&T;
  • Provide technical personnel with the latest international research findings, and knowledge of PMTCT, pediatric C&T, and TB and the implications for program implementation;
  • Support and coordinate with the MOH and staff on activities for MCH, pediatric TB, and nutrition.

Required Qualifications

  • Pediatrician with at least 5 years of experience working in HIV/AIDS programs and global health;
  • Master’s degree in public health or equivalent degree is an advantage.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Extensive clinical experience and comprehensive knowledge of pediatric C&T, TB, PMTCT, and nutrition;
  • Experience in providing training, clinical supervision, and mentorship;
  • Excellent understanding of current literature and clinical issues of pediatric (and adult) HIV/AIDS treatment, PMTCT, and nutrition;
  • Knowledge and experience in the development and management of programs, including capacity building and systems strengthening;
  • Knowledge and experience evaluating care and quality assurance tools;
  • Knowledge and experience working with the Mozambique Ministry of Health, including policies and management structures at the national and provincial level;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Superb written and oral communication skills and proficiency in both Portuguese and English;
  • Energetic, self-motivated, and able to work independently;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to adapt to multicultural environments;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Land Economist – Mozambique Land Evaluation

July 27, 2018 Uncategorized

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Opportunity

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Land Economist for the evaluation of a Land Project in Mozambique. The project was designed to address the issue of land insecurity and access, by improving policies and regulations and by helping beneficiaries better understand how to register their land rights. The Land Economist will report to the Evaluation Team Lead.

Indicative Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provides the evaluation team with subject matter expertise on land investments and utilization in the respective regions in Mozambique, including transfer and renting of land, land values, land taxes;
  • Conducts cost-benefit analysis and provides expertise in methodology and estimation of the benefits and cost streams;
  • Conducts beneficiary analysis and supports the implementation of performance and/or impact evaluation activities;
  • Conducts evaluation tasks in the field (this may include key informant interviews; and focus group discussions);
  • Participates in the development and delivery of client products.

Qualifications

  • Masters in economics, finance or other relevant graduate or post graduate degree;
  • Experience in calculating economic rates of return and conducting beneficiary analysis, especially related to land administration and urbanization;
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting cost benefit analysis (CBA), including expertise in methodology and estimation of the benefit and cost streams related to land projects;
  • Knowledge of rural or urban land development in Mozambique preferred;
  • Familiarity with MCC’s objectives, approaches, and operations, and familiarity with MCC’s Evaluation Policy, preferred;
  • Professional fluency in English, and proficiency in Portuguese preferred;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.

Chief of Party

July 27, 2018 Uncategorized

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Counterpart International is currently seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for its USAID-funded project in Mozambique that aims at strengthening the impact of civic activism to improve accountability, effective democratic governance in the target sectors of biodiversity conservation, climate change, education, extractive industry, health/HIV, and accountable governance and elections. The COP position will represent Counterpart to USAID, local and national partners, and other relevant donor organizations in Mozambique. The COP will provide overall vision and technical leadership, provide financial and administrative oversight, and day-to-day management of the program. The COP will also oversee staff management and development and ensure the highest quality of project monitoring, evaluation, reporting to the donor and communications with key stakeholders. This is a full/part time position based in Maputo, Mozambique . This position will report to the Africa Regional Director, at Headquarters in Crystal City, Viginia.

Mozambican Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide vision, leadership, strategic management and oversight of program implementation;
  • Ensure program design integrates Counterpart’s best practices, models and tools from similar projects;
  • Manage, and provide mentoring and professional development support to project staff, with emphasis on building capacity of national staff;
  • Oversee all administrative, contracting, hiring, recruitment, and logistical aspects of the program;
  • Coordinate activities between the field office and Counterpart headquarters;
  • Ensure the highest quality of project monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and communications;
  • Assume financial accountability and ensure compliance with Counterpart and USAID rules and regulations, particularly with respect to financial and grant management;
  • Provide technical assistance to local CSO and government partners;
  • Serve as primary liaison to USAID, local and national governmental authorities, local nongovernmental organizations, community organizations, and other donor organizations.

Qualifications

Required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as international development, political science, public health or policy;
  • Minimum of fifteen years of civil society or governance field experience, preferably in Mozambique or sub-Saharan Africa:
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible management experience;
  • Demonstrated expertise in two or more of the following areas: civil society/CSO capacity building, civic engagement, government accountability, elections, health/HIV, education, sustainable livelihoods or environment;
  • Commitment to championing social inclusion across programming, such as gender integration and inclusion of women, youth, ethnic and religious minorities, and other marginalized communities;
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, training, and team-building;
  • Strong multicultural, interpersonal, communication and supervision skills;
  • Proven ability to work at the highest levels with government and non-government partners;
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, and previous experience in managing complex USG or bilateral donor-funded projects;
  • Professional level speaking, reading, and writing in English and Portuguese.

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in a related field, such as international development, political science, public health or policy;
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, and previous experience in managing complex USG or bilateral donor-funded projects with sub-grants portfolio strongly preferred;
  • Experience in elections programming.

Finance Analyst

July 24, 2018 Uncategorized

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Background

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the DCD-O, the Finance Analyst is responsible for the effective and transparent utilization of financial resources and integrity of financial services. The Finance Analyst promotes a client- oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations. He/she analyzes and interprets the financial rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex financial issues. The Finance Analyst promotes a collaborative, client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.
The Finance Analyst works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project teams in the Country Office (CO) and with UNDP HQ and RSCA staff and Government officials ensuring successful Country Office (CO) performance in Finance.
Incumbent will approach work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude and display a strong client orientation. As such s/he will display flexibility in performing other emerging tasks assigned by RR/RC, CD or supervisor/manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

  1. Implementation of operational and financial management strategies;
  2. Projects’ budget management;
  3. CO cash management;
  4. Control of CO accounts;
  5. Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

1) Ensure implementation of operational and financial management strategies, and adapts processes and procedures focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Full compliance with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, and policies of financial activities, financial recording/reporting system and follow up on audit recommendations; implementation of effective internal controls, proper functioning of a client-oriented financial resources management system;
  • CO Finance business processes mapping and elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Finance under the supervision of the Finance Specialist;
  • Continuous analysis and monitoring of the financial situation, presentation of forecasts for development and management projects, monitoring of financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions;
  • Analysis and elaboration of proposals on cost saving and reduction strategies.

2) Ensures the management of projects’ budgets and organization and functioning of the optimal cost- recovery system focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Elaboration of proposals for planning of financial resources of the CO, preparation of reports containing analysis of the financial situation;
  • Preparation and monitoring of budgets; regular analysis and reporting on the budget approvals and the delivery situation;
  • Establishment of projects’ budgets preparation/modification monitoring system, control of budgetary status versus authorized spending limits (ASL) and budgets delivery levels;
  • Implementation of the control mechanism for projects through monitoring budgets preparation and modifications, budgetary status versus ASL, follow up with HQs on ASL for projects, maintenance of the General Ledger.

3) Ensures proper control of CO accounts focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Analysis and elaboration of proposals for the internal expenditures’ control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas; payrolls are duly prepared; MPOs, travel claims and other entitlements are duly processed, and receipting of goods and services and establishment of accruals are properly done in compliance with IPSAS and UNDP policies and procedures;
  • Control of accounts closure;
  • Timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers. Timely response to HQ requests to resolve financial data issues;
  • Control of the Accounts Receivables for UNDP projects and maintenance of the General Ledger.

4) Ensures proper CO cash management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Timely review of cash position for local accounts to ensure sufficient funds on hand for disbursements. Timely identification and recording of receipts for income application;
  • Daily review of zero-balance account bank statements in Atlas to monitor imprest level; identification and recording of contributions;
  • Initiation of bank transfers and deals, selecting bank transfers and deals for approval and settlement;
  • Timely preparation of monthly cash flow forecast for use by the supervisor;
  • Acts as cashier for onsite transactions.

5) Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO and guidance to all stakeholders on financial matters focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Organization/conduct of training for the operations/ programme/projects staff on financial management;
  • Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in Finance;
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;

6) Manages the HR team:

  • Provision of effective direction to and empowerment of member(s) of the team;
  • Management of team in compliance with corporate human resources policies and strategies;
  • Management of team and individual performance;
  • Support of supervisee(s) in facilitating their learning and development;
  • Support of supervisees in maintenance of their health and well-being, safety and security.

Competencies

Core:

  • Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work Level. 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully;
  • Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others;
  • People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Level 4: Models independent thinking and action;
  • Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis;
  • Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services.

Technical/Functional:

  • Financial Planning and Budgeting: Ability to create and manage processes to achieve UNDP’s long and short-term financial goals. Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;
  • Building Partnerships: Ability to maintain a network of contacts and conduct basic research and analysis. Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;
  • Knowledge Management: Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge. Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;
  • Job knowledge and Expertise: Know the fundamental of own discipline. Level 4: apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;
  • Client Orientation: Ability to establish effective client relationships Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;
  • Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management: Ability to gather, analyze and disseminate information on best practice in accountability. Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;
  • Accounting: Knowledge of accounting concepts, principles, regulations, and policies and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;
  • Financial Management: Ability to create a process to achieve financial goals. Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;
  • Financial Analysis: Ability to evaluate financial data, derive relevant findings and present them in a meaningful manner. Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;
  • Risk Management: Ability to identify and prioritize risks, and organize action around mitigating them. Level 4: apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced (Master’s) or Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting Business Administration or Public Administration;
  • Candidates with professional accounting qualifications from an internationally recognized institute of accountancy will have a distinct advantage;
  • UNDP Advanced Accountancy and Finance Test (AAFT) required (candidates with a professional accounting qualification from an internationally recognized institute of accountancy may be exempt);

Experience:

  • Master’s Degree with no previous experience or Bachelor’s with 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing financial management services, accounting and operational systems;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel etc.);
  • Advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages;
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems and ERP financials, preferably PeopleSoft (Atlas);
  • Experience of IPSAS and/or IFRS is required for external candidates,

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Portuguese;
  • Knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable but not required.

Communications Analyst

July 24, 2018 Uncategorized

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Background

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Country Director, the Communications Analyst participates in the implementation of the corporate communications strategy, as well as in the design, management, and implementation of the Country Office communications and publication strategies, with a focus on equipping teams to communicate, which are geared toward influencing the development agenda, promoting public and media outreach, and mobilizing political and financial support for UNDP.

The Communications Analyst maintains a working relationship with the Regional Communications Adviser. The Communications Analyst works in close collaboration with the Business Development, Programme and Operations teams, staff of other UN Agencies, and the UNDP Communications Group staff (Regional Communications Adviser and HQ), ensuring the successful UNDP communication strategy implementation.

Incumbent will approach work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude and display a strong client orientation. As such s/he will display flexibility in performing other emerging tasks assigned by RR/RC, CD or supervisor/manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

1) Provides support to the planning and design of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach

  • Conduct of communications needs assessments for CO (projects, country programme and corporate change initiatives, etc.);
  • Analysis of requirements and synthesis of proposals, including service infrastructure and analysis of strategic positioning, analytics, and equipment, for elaboration of the CO communications and outreach strategy based on corporate strategic priorities and the UNDP External Communications Action Plan;
  • Development/production of communication and advocacy instruments and materials for marketing and awareness-raising campaigns, including briefing materials and media materials in coordination with the supervisor;
  • Synthesis of proposals for project formulations to integrate advocacy and communication strategies into all aspects of UNDP’s development programme;
  • Represents and leads UNDP’s contributions to the UN Country Team’s communications strategies.

2) Ensures the implementation of the CO publications strategy and plan

  • Effective implementation of the CO publications strategy and plan;
  • Provision of support to programme teams in publishing;
  • Management of CO publication activities, such as drafting articles, content management, norms for publishing, design, maintenance of regular contact with printers and other suppliers to ensure production and publications dissemination.

3) Provides support to the maintenance of the UNDP website, intranet, CO web-based knowledge management system

  • Management of the office websites based on corporate requirements in cooperation with the ICT staff;
  • Preparation of the content for the websites and social media platforms to ensure consistency of the materials;

4) Supports the business development

  • Promotion and dissemination of corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives and publications, such as the Human Development Report;
  • Promotion and maintenance of public information campaigns on issues including UNDP activities, Sustainable Development Goals, and UN Reform, under the supervision of the Country Director;
  • Provision of support to programme teams in reporting;
  • Preparation/Review and dissemination of newsletter to donors, donor reports, and civic education and community awareness, where appropriate, to support projects.

5) Facilitation of knowledge building and management

  • Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country goals and activities;
  • Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice including corporate communications repositories;
  • Provision of trainings and clinics for UNDP staff on internal and external communications for development, with a focus on photography, video, blogging, managing social media, working with press, etc;
  • Professional growth through active learning.

Competencies.

Core Competencies

Innovation

  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work – Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully.

Leadership

  • Ability to persuade others to follow – Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others.

People Management

  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction – Level 4: Models independent thinking and action

Communication

  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform – Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

Delivery

  • Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement – Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services

Technical/Functional Competencies

Advocacy

Preparing information required for advocacy for the inclusion of UNDP’s focus areas. Devising and communicating strategies. Influencing the public policy agenda – Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

Collaboration and  Partnerships

Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside (Programmes/ projects) or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support.  Sets overall direction for the formation and management of strategic relationships contributing to the overall positioning of UNDP –  Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Client Orientation

Ability to Understand and meet or exceedi client needs.  Anticipating and addressing client needs and concerns.  Developing innovative approaches to meeting client needs. Ensuring overall provision of quality services to clients – Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Knowledge Management

Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge –  Level 4: apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Learning and Developmnt

Knowledge of enterprise learning and development issues, concepts, and principles, and ability to apply them to enhance the fulfillment and performance of employees –  Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Multimedia / Content Development

Ability to Originate and/or editwritten content for media and the general public to be disseminated through press or other online outlets – Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Brand Quality Management

Ability to strengthen UNDP’s identity and distinction through its brand and uphold it to a high level of quality – Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Social Media

Ability to represent and promote the UNDP’s work in virtual communities / networks and promote citizen engagement in UNDP’s work – Level 4: apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s in media relations, journalism, publishing .

Experience:

  • Master’s Degree with 0 years or Bachelor’s with 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems;
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with photography and video will be an asset;
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with blogging and social media will be an asset;
  • Advanced user level with computers and office software packages;
  • Good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English;
  • Fluency in national language of the duty station (Portuguese);
  • Other official language of the UN will be an asset.

Programme Specialist

July 24, 2018 Uncategorized

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Background

The Programme Specialist will backstop the Country Director in the oversight of the Programme Unit within the thematic area of Governance, and Social Cohesion. She/he will provide policy and programmatic guidance to other members of the Programme Unit, especially regarding cross cutting issues on Governance and Social Cohesion, and inclusive growth. In addition, the incumbent will undertake a leadership role in fostering inter-thematic discussions in a cross cutting relationship collaboration with the focal points of the transversal areas (South-South Cooperation, Gender, etc.).

Moreover, in close collaboration with the Policy Advisory Services’ team, the incumbent’s lead role in the Programme Unit is to promote the inclusion of cross cutting programme considerations in the country programme with special focus to the rights of vulnerable groups and constituencies (women, youth, disabled, ageing, indigenous groups, people living with HIV etc.). Thus, she/he must have an excellent capacity to engage a diverse stakeholder base and to effectively network for solid partnership building (public-private, civil society, South-South, etc.).

In close collaboration with the Country Director, the Programme Specialist supervises the performance of the team in strategic planning, implementation, identifies areas for appropriate programme interventions based on solid analysis of political, social and economic trends of relevance, while ensuring consistency with UNDAF/CPD priorities. Additionally, the incumbent will also lead the programme unit’s efforts in the identification of creative and innovative responses to emerging challenges and opportunities, formulation and management of the cluster’s programmes and projects, and monitoring and evaluation of programme activities (in close collaboration with the M&E Officer).

The incumbent will contribute to the promotion and observation of the UNDP Gender Equality Strategy in all programmes and projects under her/his management as well as support the Youth Global Programme for Sustainable Development and Peace – Youth-GPS (2016-2020). The incumbent works in close partnership with the Operations Unit, programme staff, other UN Agencies, UNDP HQ and RSCA staff, Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UNDP programme implementation.

Incumbent will approach work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude and display a strong client orientation. As such s/he will display flexibility in performing other emerging tasks assigned by RR/RC, CD or supervisor/manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  1. Ensuring the implementation, managerial leadership of programme strategies in the UNDP CO in Mozambique in the areas of Governance and Social Cohesion;
  2. Management of the Governance and Social Cohesion and Social Cohesion programme;
  3. Ensuring Policy Development and Fostering Innovation;
  4. Creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy;
  5. Provision of top quality policy advice services to the Governments and facilitation of knowledge building and management;
  6. Represents and leads UNDP’s contribution to relevant UN Country Team Outcome Groups.

1)Ensures the management of the Governance and Social Cohesion Cluster and theimplementation of programme strategies and Policy Advice focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Provision of policy and programmatic guidance to Programme staff to ensure a coherent implementation of the CPD 2017-2021 and to articulate the focus on capacity development across practice areas;
  • Provision of policy advice for the design and implementation of strategies plans and programmes in poverty reduction, SDGs achievement, and support the development of statistical data and qualitative evidence to improve policy outcomes leading the discussions between the programme thematic team leaders and the Policy Unit;
  • Ensure Technical, Advisory, and managerial leadership of the Governance, Inclusive Growth, and Social Cohesion Cluster with a view to provide a coherent and sound advice in the thematic areas under its purview;
  • Identification of areas for support and interventions within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned;
  • Conduct UNDP Mozambique business process mapping and contribute to preparation of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management and Internal Control Framework.

2) Ensures effective development, management and oversight of the CO programme on the Governance and Social Cohesion focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the country programme achieving the following results:

  • Contribution to corporate planning, evaluation and results reporting (UNDAFs, CCA, Sub-Regional Programme Document (SRPD), Regional Programme Document, ROARs, IWPs, donors, etc.);
  • Backstop the Country Director in the oversight and Management of the Programme Unit;
  • Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC), and monitoring achievement of results;
  • Design and formulation of CO programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP’s priorities into local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies. Introduction of performance indicators/ success criteria, cost recovery, targets and milestones;
  • Strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations. The Programme Management Specialist performs the function of Manager Level 2 in Atlas for development projects transactions approval;
  • Effective monitoring, measuring the impact of the CO programme within the area of responsibility and evaluation;
  • Constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment to perform a timely readjustment of the programme if needed;
  • Assess project-specific M&E frameworks and ensure that the monitoring and reporting requirements for all projects are met consistent with UNDP’s POPP, including on planned evaluations in collaboration with the Strategic Unit;
  • Substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and programme issues, development of solutions. Participation in audit of NIM projects;
  • Follow up with clients on audit recommendations and provide support to PSU to address audit gaps;
  • Represent UNDP in UN-initiated activities and associated Technical Working Groups of relevance to assigned area of work;
  • Contributions to HACT and IPSAS compliance and assessments as required;
  • Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies. Introduction of performance indicators / success criteria, cost recovery, targets and milestones.

3) Ensures policy development and fostering innovation on cross-cutting themes for governanceand Social Cohesion portfolio focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Management and conduct of research and knowledge product development on inclusive growth and social policies to support Country Offices’ policy development need and foster innovation in areas such as: o Economic policy, institutional structures and financing tools at the national and sub-national level needed to promote inclusive growth and sustainable development management;
  • Social policies and social sector reform; o Youth employment and policies for youth;
  • Role of social enterprises and/or organizations;
  • Community-based economies;
  • Private sector engagement and public-private partnerships; Local green economy and greening urban development;
  • Review and assessment of existing national and local policies relevant to inclusive growth and prosperity, with the objective to identify gaps and opportunities for development of new policies and to guide overall priorities and workplans and budgets;
  • Initiate and take part in the process of analyzing, improving and adapting national and local policies for different contexts on key emerging agendas to promote inclusive Governance and Social Cohesion approaches for development;
  • Contribution to the development of guidance on inclusive growth, and related tools for the implementation of global policy standards, including coordinating testing and rolling out of tools and methodologies;
  • Support to the quality assurance of policy services and fostering of policy innovation on Governance to strengthen programme delivery;

4) Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy in cooperation with the CO, other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff, and the private sector focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Implementation of the Office partnerships and resources mobilization strategies to achieve programme outcomes within the areas assigned;
  • Development of strong working relationships with Implementing Partners and provide direct oversight and management of national and regional projects;
  • Creation and coordination of partnerships with the relevant civil society organizations, UN Agencies, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, etc. Determine programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UNDP in the thematic area, gender equality priorities in the country and ability to engage development partners;
  • Determine programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donors’ priorities;
  • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing;
  • Follow up on resource on mobilization activities for fund raising for new projects in coordination with the Country Director.

5) As a senior technical expert, ensures proactive provision of top quality advisory services to government and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Preparation of country profiles, briefs, and programme strategies and maintains up-to-date records on socioeconomic data, particularly which related to poverty eradication, socio-economic policies for inclusive growth;
  • Prepares background papers and situation analyses on the economic, social and poverty situation of the territories concerned and their development plans;
  • Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to regional and programme country policy goals;
  • Support to development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners and other UNDP Offices;
  • At the request by the Country Director, provision of support to other country offices’ needs;
  • Liaison with key development partners, implementing partners, and collaborating partners as needed, including Development Partners in cross cutting activities and other emerging poverty reduction and social policies’ needs;
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice in close collaboration with the Communications Team;
  • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme issues. Facilitation of the generation of knowledge products by the Programme team;
  • Establishment of advocacy networks at national level and linked to international networks. Active participation in strategic advisory groups in the country and the region;
  • Close collaboration with the Communication Analyst on communication and publication, geared toward influencing the development agenda, promoting public and media outreach, and mobilizing political and financial support for UNDP.

6) Manages the HR team:

  • Provision of day to day supervision of the assigned unit, effective direction to and empowerment of member(s) of the team;
  • Management of team in compliance with corporate human resources policies and strategies;
  • Management of team and individual performance;
  • Support of supervisee(s) in facilitating their learning and development;
  • Support of supervisees in maintenance of their health and well-being, safety and security.

Competencies

Core Competencies:

Innovation

  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work  – Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them

Leadership

  • Ability to persuade others to follow –  Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers.

People Management

  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction –  Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others.

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform – Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others.

Delivery

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement –  Level 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions.

Technical/Functional Competencies

Management and Coordination

Ability to manage and coordinate campaigns and people with inspiration. Believe in and promote diversity in the workplace and reshaping the workforce to meet need. –  Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.

Results-based management

Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results –  Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.

Collaboration and  Partnerships

Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside (Programmes/ projects) or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support.  Sets overall direction for the formation and management of strategic relationships contributing to the overall positioning of UNDP – Level 5:Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Strategic thinking/Visioning

Ability to analyse the organization’s value proposition and shape visionary/long term plans.  Use insight to identify target audiences and partners and to inform communication objectives, messages and solutions. – Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Resource mobilization

Ability to identify and organize programmes  and projects to implement solutions and generate resources –  Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Infrastructures for Peace

Knowledge of mechanisms, methods to and the ability to contribute through dialogue and consultation in preventing conflict.- Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.

Political Economy Analysis Knowledge of the interaction

Of political and economic processes in a society; including distribution of power and wealth between groups and individuals, and the processes that create, sustain and transform these relationships over time, and how these dynamics both affect, and are affected by UNDP’s development support- Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Post-Crisis Governance

Knowledge of Post-Crisis Governance concepts and principles and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations – Level 5:Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Influencing and Agenda setting

Ability to plan and deliver communication initiatives that make an impact,  persuades intended audiences, shapes perceptions of the UNDP and creates positive demand for UNDP’s value propositions – Level 5:Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s in law, social policy, public policy, politics, economics, development studies or a related area.

Experience:

  • Master’s Degree with 5 years or Bachelor’s with 7 years of progressively responsible work experience in international development with experience in policy design on law, public administration, international relations or related;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • English and Portuguese Proficiency;
  • Other official language of the UN will be desirable.

Formulation of the Project Documents on Economic Governance

July 24, 2018 Uncategorized

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Background

Following a period of external evaluation of its 2012-2016 programme portfolio, the UNDP Mozambique Country Office is now in process of finalizing the formulation of a significant part of the 2017-2020 CPD projects. Economic Governance and Governance of the Extractive Industries are two of the projects in this situation. The CO previous experience with the economic governance areas was through the regional project PALOP/TL. Some of the lessons indicated that more support was needed for some of these areas and the CO is ready to provide it through a CO independent project. For the Extractive project, the previous Project Manager/Technical Advisor left Mozambique in October 2017 and since then the position is vacant. Given that the direct contact between UNDP and the IPs of both projects ceased for several months, it is important that the formulation process is carried out working in close collaboration and coordination with the national authorities at central and decentralized level. This will allow for a better tuned Project which will hopefully can capture major developments which might have occurred in the sector and needing to be reflected for the next programming.

Against this background the CO seeks to urgently recruit a national consultant, who is familiarized with the themes and with the public institutions functioning in Mozambique. The consultant’s main responsibility will be the formulation of Project Document of the Economic Governance project on the one hand, and on the other of the project on Governance of the Extractive Industries. As the Project Document on the Extractives was on an advanced stage of preparation, the consultant will be required to finalize the formulation. Following the formulation of both Project Documents, the consultant will be required to actively engage in resource mobilization for both projects, to allow for its initiation.

In view of the need to ensure resource mobilization to both projects as well as establish working relationship with the IPs on both projects, the consultancy will be for 6 months, starting on 5 February 2018.

Duties and Responsibilities

The overall purpose of the consultancy is the formulation of two Project Documents on the following areas:

  • Economic Governance and;
  • Governance of the Extractive Industries  The consultancy will include desk review of relevant documentation (to be provided by UNDP and national institutions), consultations and working meeting with the national institutions (at central and decentralized levels), organization of validation workshops, followed by resource mobilization and design of concrete roadmap (agreed by partners) on next steps to start implementation, non- later than the second half of 2018.

The desk review, should include a strong understanding of UNDP Strategic Plan (specifically regarding the thematic focus and targeting) and Integrated Result and Resource framework, a deep understanding of UNDP new Project Quality Assurance criteria, as the project will be assessed using these criteria, and a deep understanding of the new monitoring policy and requirements.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UNs values and ethical standards;
  • Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability; and Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies

  • Ability to adapt in new working environment;
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written); and
  • Strong writing skills and use of UNDP logic framework for project formulation;
  • Demonstrates sound knowledge of UN rules, regulations, policies, procedures and best practices in the electoral assistance field.
  • Displays analytical judgment and demonstrated ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work effectively independently;
  • Self-management, ability to respect deadlines.

Technical Competencies:

  • Strong leadership and planning skills;
  • Excellent written and presentation skills;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to network with partners on various levels;
  • The necessary computer skills with competence in MS office package.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Minimum Master’s Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Public Finance or Law, Political Science with equivalent professional experience on the first area.

Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years specialized experience in public finance, budgeting process, or on governance of the extractive industries;
  • Extensive knowledge of budget cycles, the work of Parliamentary Specialized Committees, of supervisory processes and parliamentary scrutiny;
  • Deep knowledge of parliamentary law, the administration of parliaments, support to the legislative services/functions of the Parliament;
  • Proven practical experience in UNDP and other development partners project and programme formulation using results-based management principles. Knowledge of UNDP Strategic Plan and of the new UNDP policies regarding Project quality assurance and monitoring is an asset;
  • Experience in mainstreaming gender in projects/programmes and identifying initiatives in supporting the achievement of the MDGs and SDGS, will be an asset;
  • Knowledge of extractive industries in Mozambique is highly desirable.

Language:

  • Fluency in Portuguese;
  • Working knowledge of English is highly desirable.

Project Management Manager – Site Leadership

July 18, 2018 Uncategorized

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About Us:

Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.

BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.

With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

Follow Baker Hughes, a GE company on Twitter @BHGECo, or visit us at BHGE.com.

GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, and according with all local laws protecting different status.

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Role Summary:

The site manager will oversee operations on a day-to-day basis, and ensure that work is done safely, on time and within budget and to the right quality standards.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Organizes and coordinates activities at site;
  • Monitor progress;
  • Oversee delivery of materials;
  • Carry out safety checks;
  • Sort out any problems which could hold up work as they arise;
  • Manage the site team;
  • Report to the EPC Services Project Manager;
  • Liaise with Client representatives at site;
  • Ensure that works complies with HSE regulations and any other legal requirement.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or equivalent from an accredited university or college or equivalent experience;
  • Proven years of experience in similar role;
  • Significant Construction and/or Field Engineering experience in the Oil & Gas Industry;
  • Technical knowledge of Oil & Gas Subsea product lines and associated systems;
  • Microsoft suite proficiency;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills (English and Portuguese);
  • Sense of urgency in dealing with issues and tasks;
  • Ability to work to deadlines;
  • Proven leadership skills;
  • Ability to anticipate events and develop adaptive strategies/ remedies;
  • Strong skills in customer relationship building;
  • Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in the role’s location.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering or equivalent knowledge or experience;
  • EHS and Quality qualifications;
  • Commercial awareness;
  • Willingness and ability to travel.

Performance Based Financing Consultant

July 18, 2018 Uncategorized

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Position Summary

Working closely with the ICAP in Mozambique Country Director and Strategic Planning & Program Management Director, the consultant will develop a design for a performance based financing (PBF) strategy for Nampula province.

Grant Funded.

Period: 45 working days between July 15 and September 30, 2018
Location: Remote with 10% travel to Nampula province

Major Accoutabilities

Background research on performance-based financing in Mozambique:

  • Conduct a desk review of global best practices for cost-effective and sustainable PBF mechanisms, particularly in sub-Saharan African countries and other low resource settings;
  • Review Mozambique’s past and current PBF strategies to discern what aspects have been successful and what needs to be improved, with regards to healthcare worker (HCW) motivation, HCW retention, quality of care, costing, and perverse effects;
  • Travel to Nampula (and possibly Gaza) province to discuss PBF with provincial health directorates, healthcare administrators, and HCWs, to better understand needs and perceptions of PBF and financial incentives;
  • Meet with Ministry of Health (MISAU) representatives to discuss MISAU’s new human resources for health retention strategy and general national-level strategic planning.

Development of PBF strategy and approach:

  • Develop a design for an efficient and equitable PBF strategy in Nampula province focused on healthcare workers based at rural and hard-to-reach facilities that provide antiretroviral therapy;
  • Proposal should detail payment typology (quality vs. quantity), payment cycles, payment allocation (facilities vs individual HCWs), and payment distribution within health facilities;
  • Develop list of incentivized indicators, measurement rubrics, and data verification mechanisms, to be used for both program implementation and ongoing monitoring and evaluation;
  • Provide recommendations on implementation standards and guidelines, including on how PBF mechanism should be phased-in in Nampula province;
  • Develop detailed cost estimates for proposed PBF strategy.

Education

  • PhD or Master’s Degree in public health, health administration, health financing, international development or a related field or proof of relevant program experience.

Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in public health programming, including 5+ years in the design of PBF programs or related programs in the context of a developing country;
  • At least 5 years of experience living or working in low resource settings, preferably Mozambique;
  • Previous experience working in Mozambique, with thorough understanding of the local health system and HIV prevention, care, and treatment is a plus;
  • Exhibit a high level of diplomacy and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with representatives from other key stakeholders, such as national/regional government, NGOs, CSOs, and the private health sector;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Verbal and written communication skills in Portuguese is a plus.

Technical Proposal Consultant

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Country Director and the Principal Investigator, the technical consultant will support ICAP in the development of a response to the forecasted CDC funding opportunity: Enhanced Peer Mentorship in PMTCT: Helping Mothers End Pediatric HIV in Mozambique under PEPFAR (1903). The consultant will support the Country Director and the proposal team by providing information and expert advice on peer educator models and policy, with an emphasis on HIV positive pregnant and breastfeeding women (PBFW) and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT). The consultant will also advise on peer-based psychological support and case management for PBFWs, HIV exposed infants, and newly diagnosed HIV positive children <5 years of age.

This position is grant funded.

Major Accountabilities

  • Focused needs assessment of the opportunity; compile and analyze relevant reports, evaluations, documents, and background information on PEPFAR activities related to the opportunity to deepen current understanding of PMTCTand peer mentoring activities;
  • Desk review of current context and priority needs related to the funding opportunity;
  • Identify untapped areas and innovations that can be applied in Mozambique;
  • Support the Country Director, Principal Investigator, and proposal team in identifying gaps and opportunities;
  • Map current stakeholder landscape and approaches, and assess strengths and weaknesses; advise on potential essential partners and appropriate scopes of work;
  • Assist with staff planning, staff structure, and identification and recruitment of candidates;
  • Participate in regular proposal calls/meetings;
  • Review and provide feedback on drafts of the technical proposal narrative and appendices, as requested

Education

  • PhD, Medical Degree, or Master’s Degree in public health, health administration, international development or a related field or proof of relevant program experience.

Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in the design and implementation of large, multi-partner, multi-year HIV programs or related public health programs in the context of a developing country, preferably with experience in planning, implementation and monitoring of PMTCT and peer education programs;
  • Basic familiarity with peer mentoring frameworks in low resource settings;
  • At least 5 years of experience living or working in low resource settings, preferably Mozambique;
  • Previous experience working in Mozambique, with thorough understanding of the local health system and HIV prevention, care, and treatment is a plus;
  • Exhibit a high level of diplomacy and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with CDC, local government counterparts, and representatives from other key stakeholders, such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private health sector;
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in strategic support in guiding responses to funding opportunities;
  • Strong familiarity and command of CDC regulations, compliance, and reporting requirements;
  • Proven record of strategic thinking, team support, partnership management, opportunity-identification, and building strong collaborative partnership networks;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Verbal and written communication skills in Portuguese is a plus.

Consultant

July 13, 2018 Uncategorized

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Education

How can you make a difference?

Methodology and Technical Approach:

This consultancy is highly technical requiring very good knowledge of the latest developments in ECD as well as inclusive early childhood development and expertise in developing effective communication materials (audio, video and print – posters, brochures, etc) through involvement of creative media professionals. It will use participatory and collaborative approach both in capacity building of ECD Network members and in the production of ECD advocacy materials as per the principles of ‘Communicating with, for and about children’. Creative professionals, especially youths from the universities will be encouraged to participate in the workshops.

Activities and Tasks:

  • Develop a brief needs/capacity assessment of the ECD Network and its members through a desk review of existing plans, guidelines and advocacy materials and through consultations. The findings from this analysis to be addressed in the subsequent 2 workshops (4 days on site);
  • Planning and preparations for the capacity building and advocacy plan workshops (Time required: 5 days onsite);
  • Facilitate a 3-day capacity building workshop of the ECD network members and key ECD partners in effective communication that would support them in their advocacy and awareness activities/campaigns for advocating and promoting holistic rights of young children to survival, development, protection, participation and early learning (3 days onsite);
  • Develop a comprehensive advocacy plan through involvement of rede members. This could be a part of activity 3 with additional number of days. The plan will need to be reviewed by key ECD network members to finalize (5 days on site);
  • Planning and preparations for the material development workshop (6 days onsite);
  • Through a consultative and participatory approach, facilitate a seven-day workshop to develop a comprehensive advocacy package involving ECD rede members, key ECD partners and youths among creative media/communication professionals. The package must include advocacy materials (e.g. brochures, flyers, posters, books, radio/tv spots, etc.) as per the plan. The advocacy package must be inclusive of children with disabilities and must be based on the principles of ‘Communicating with, for and about children’ (6 days onsite);
  • Review/revise and finalize the Advocacy Plan together with key ECD Rede members after the materials development workshop. The advocacy plan must ensure that materials developed are incorporated for effective utilization in the advocacy plan (3 days onsite);
  • Wrap-up of the workshop and debrief meeting with UNICEF and ECD rede and its members (3 days onsite);
  • Provide technical guidance and inputs to finalize all the associated ECD advocacy materials and provide guidelines for field testing of the materials developed (10 days (off-site);
  • Final report of the consultancy – prepare a short and concise report on processes and work completed with highlighting key challenges and key recommendations (2 days (off-site).

Total number of days: 47 working days

Deliverables and Payments:

Payments will be processed upon acceptance of the corresponding deliverable and against an invoice that will make reference to the contract reference and deliverable number. Payments will be approved by the respective section chief.

Deliverable 1:

  • Delivery timeframe:         17 working days
  • Deliverable/product(s):  Brief situation analysis of the ECD Network and its members’ capacity conducted; capacity building workshop organized and advocacy plan drafted;
  • Payment (%):   30%

Deliverable 2:

  • Delivery timeframe:         18 working days;
  • Deliverable/product(s):  Comprehensive ECD Advocacy package drafted through organizing a six day.  workshop and debrief meetings with ECD rede and UNICEF conducted;
  • Payment (%):                    50%

 Deliverable 3:

  • Delivery timeframe:             12 working days
  • Deliverable/product(s):         Technical inputs provided on all the materials for finalization and consultancy, completion report submitted,
  • Payment (%):                     20%

Management and Supervision:

The consultant will be supervised by Education Specialist for Early Learning and will be managed in consultation with the Public Advocacy and C4D Teams.

The consultant must have following qualifications and experience to be eligible to apply for the assignment:

Qualification

  • A minimum of a Master Degree in Social Sciences and/or Communications

Work Experience

  • International experience in programme communications and early childhood development programmes;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the area of ECD, including knowledge and experience in ECD programme communication with focus on parenting education and strategic advocacy;
  • Experience in working with governments, NGOs and UNICEF (and or UN agencies)
  • Experience in conducting participatory workshops and material development;
  • Very good inter-personal skills as the selected consultant will have to work in collaboration with other experts (graphic designer, videographer, audio, etc.) and IT Skills;
  • Very good facilitation and communication (oral and written) skills in English.

Language

Fluency in English and a good working knowledge of Portuguese (also Spanish) is preferable.

Evaluation Criteria

The selection of the consultant will be based on a “best value for money” principle.  Interested candidates should, in addition to submitting their CV and cover letter, indicate their all-inclusive fees (including travel, subsistence costs, etc.) for the services to be provided.  The office shall select the individual who quoted the lowest fee from the list of individuals who are deemed technically suitable for achieving all tasks in time.

Team Leader – DFID Transparency and Accountability for Inclusive Development

July 13, 2018 Uncategorized

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About us

With more than 30 years of experience, CowaterSogema is Canadian global leader in management consulting services, specializing in international development. We have implemented over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe, and we have been active in Mozambique since 1997. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, financial and environmental impacts. Our successful approaches to programme delivery have led to our award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2017 and 2018.

Summary of position

CowaterSogema is currently recruiting for a Team Leader for an upcoming DFID programme in Mozambique that will utilize a highly adaptive and politically informed approach to strengthening civic engagement and accountability in the delivery of basic services at the local, provincial and national levels (e.g. health; water, sanitation and hygiene/WASH; nutrition; social protection; family planning). The Team Leader will be based full-time in Mozambique for up to six years. Candidates must have proven experience leading successful DFID programmes, ideally in Mozambique or other Portuguese-speaking countries, and with using an adaptive and politically informed approach to delivery. The candidate should also have experience leading programmes that facilitated the work of coalitions of change agents from across society to achieve reforms to specific public services through advocacy and engagement in government planning, budgeting and reform initiatives.

Job requirements

Education:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant social science discipline;

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Proven programme management skills and experience applied to recent, large scale DFID programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Portuguese (spoken and written) and excellent English language skills;
  • More than ten years’ relevant work experience;
  • Proven technical skills in governance and/or public service delivery (transparency and accountability, service delivery, local governance);
  • Strong facilitation, leadership and influencing skills;
  • Ability to oversee the measurement and communication of robust results and to hold their team and implementing partners accountable for good and timely performance, management of fiduciary risk, attention to VFM and continual improvement.
  • Understanding of political economy analysis techniques and applications.

Project Manager, Local Governance & Economic Development

July 13, 2018 Uncategorized

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About us

With more than 30 years of experience, CowaterSogema is Canadian global leader in management consulting services, specializing in international economic development. We have managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, financial and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2017 and 2018.

Summary of position

CowaterSogema is currently recruiting a Project Manager (Local Governance & Economic Development) for an upcoming project in Mozambique managed by our firm’s Local Governance and Economic Development Group. This position will be based in Maputo, and the successful candidate will be responsible for managing a market systems development and technical assistance project relating to off-grid renewable energy.

This is a junior to mid-level position reporting to the project’s Team Leader. Candidates must have DFID project management experience.

Job requirements

Education:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (economics, political science, international development, international relations, etc.) or equivalent experience.

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with progressively more responsibility in project management and direction, administration and financial management in a team environment (experience managing DFID-funded projects is considered an asset);
  • Experience managing and directing new or existing international development projects, including:
    1. supervising and coordinating inputs and efforts from field and HQ team members;
    2. performing quality control on all deliverables;
    3. engaging in recruitment of project staff;
    4. “hands-on” rigorous management of budgets, contracts and schedules; and
    5. maintaining clear communication lines between HQ, the field and clients.
  • Overseas experience in developing countries; and
  • Experience with international donor reporting requirements (GAC, DFID, World Bank, etc.);

Essential Skills:

  • Fluency (speaking and writing) in Portuguese and English is required for the position based in Mozambique;
  • Excellent writing skills (reports, work plans, proposals);
  • Strong financial management skills;
  • Strong managerial and organisational skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • Technical expertise in one or more of the following areas is considered an asset;
    1. economic development;
    2. market systems development;
    3. off-grid renewable energy (solar household systems, green mini-grids, etc);
    4. grant management.

Project Director – Girls’ Education

July 13, 2018 Uncategorized

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Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

Save the Children is recruiting for an experienced Project Director to lead a flagship girls’ education program in Mozambique. The four-year $10m program started in April 2017 and works across 3 provinces, rolling out at scale a variety of interventions Save the Children has piloted both in Mozambique and around the world. Project implementation is accompanied by a strong impact assessment component which aims to demonstrate how these interventions specifically help the most marginalised girls to access education, stay in school and achieve improved learning outcomes.

The Project Director will be responsible for the planning, management, financial oversight, monitoring and evaluation, coordination and successful implementation of this project across the three provinces, which includes a mix of direct implementation and sub-granting to local partners. Strong project sub-granting, management and budget monitoring skills, PBR expertise, as well as technical skills in education, research and monitoring and evaluation, will be a particular focus of this role, since project implementation and payment by the donor is contingent on reaching output and outcome related milestones.

Contract Duration: 2 Years

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

Essential

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in education, gender or development studies or a related subject;
  • Expertise in education and gender issues relating to girls’ education specifically;
  • Prior experience of delivering results based education programming (preferably in a socio-cultural and political context similar to Mozambique);
  • Good knowledge of children’s rights and specifically girls related issues in education;
  • Experience of project and financial management of multi partner or agency consortia;
  • Proven experience in research, learning focused monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management;
  • Demonstrated experience of developing and managing relationships with donors (DFiD and others);
  • Demonstrated experience in handling budgets in excess of £5m and working with PBR;
  • Skills in navigating complex donor requirements and ensuring donor compliance – understanding of Value for Money (VAF) and Payment by results (PbR);
  • Demonstrated experience of working with national and/or provincial level government structures on policy design, implementation and capacity building;
  • Full fluency in English (essential);
  • Fluency in Portuguese language skills (but also other romance language speakers considered);
  • Experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise;
  • Strong communication, and interpersonal skills with substantial experience in managing multicultural teams;
  • Proven experience of working in changing / volatile contexts;
  • Strong in working under pressure, with tight time schedules;
  • Willingness to spend 50% of their time in the implementation provinces

Desirable

  • Good risk management analysis, monitoring and control to keeps track of the identified risks and to ensures the execution of risk response plans, and evaluates their effectiveness;
  • Sub granting and partnership capacity strengthening skills;
  •  Problem solving of complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in;
  • Ability to provide support and performance management remotely and work within a matrix management structure;
  • Dynamic, innovative and creative;
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Head of Programmes

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GAIN’s purpose is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving the consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition. In particular, we aim to improve the consumption of safe and nutritious foods for—at a minimum—1 billion people over the next five years and target major improvements to food systems, resulting in more diverse and healthier diets for vulnerable people in countries where we work.

Our current strategy in Mozambique takes a food systems approach, to increase and improve the availability, accessibility, affordability and use of high-quality nutritious  and safe diets and nutrition services  by identifying weaknesses in the systems, addressing these with innovative, sustainable solutions in partnership with a diverse set of actors in order to reduce nutrients deficiencies and improve nutritional status of vulnerable populations, notably infants, young children, women and adolescent girls.

The GAIN Mozambique country office is now seeking a dynamic Head of Programmes to support the Country Director in fulfilling the vision and strategy of the food and nutrition portfolio, as well as contribute to securing future funding to ensure sustainability.

The Head of Programmes will be responsible for overseeing the design, development, and successful implementation of the GAIN Mozambique Programme Portfolio. S/he is responsible for ensuring that GAIN’s programmes and projects are of excellent technical quality, delivered on time and on budget and coordinated.

As part of the senior management team of the GAIN Mozambique office, the Head of Programmes  assists in ensuring organizational efficiency and effectiveness through participation in decision making, advising on strategic programmatic areas, solving problems, communication and implementation of agreed decisions.

Reporting to the Country Director, s/he will work closely with the Head of Finance, Admin and HR, respective project managers and technical specialists; with the goal of contributing to high programmatic quality through evidence-based work while ensuring organizational compliance.

The ideal candidate will have extensive programme management experience in the development sector, and at least 3-5 years in a senior management position.  S/he will have strong experience of working in collaboration with private sector partnerships, along with practical experience in designing and evaluating donor reporting, impact assessment systems and program management processes. Ideally, s/he will hold a professional university degree in Management/Economics/Business, or have an equivalent combination of education and equivalent work experience.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and as an inclusive employer we are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our employees worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

Job Description

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Project Manager

July 12, 2018 Uncategorized

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Background

The new Sustainable management of Natural resources for Resilient and Equitable Development – Phase II (SUNRED-2) programme in Mozambique will bring together three project components: the UNDP-UN Environment Poverty-Environment Action programme, the Green Human Development (GHD) programme and a Green Climate Fund supported project on National Adaptation. The programme builds on results from SUNRED-1 including those of the GHD, the Poverty-Environment Initiative and the Africa Climate Adaptation and Food Security (ACAFS) project.

The programme addresses the relationship between unsustainable management of the Environment & Natural Resources, climate change and adaptation, poverty reduction, and broader economic growth in Mozambique.

Mozambique’s economy grew significantly from the year 2000 to 2014, demonstrating on average a 7% increase in GDP driven mainly by foreign direct investments in the natural resource and extractive sector.  The agriculture, forestry, fisheries, tourism and mining sector together contribute approximately 30% of the GDP However in 2016 Mozambique’s GDP dropped and foreign direct investment declined following a slowdown in most sectors. Nevertheless, investment flows into natural resources sectors (agriculture, forestry, fisheries, tourism and mining) continue to open opportunities for increased government revenues and economic growth from natural resources. Moreover, a majority of Mozambique’s population that is predominantly rural depend on natural resources for their livelihoods and economic activities, this is particularly the case for rural women.

The Government of Mozambique has taken a number of important steps together with SUNRED-1 and other actors to recognize the importance of environmental sustainability for economic development and poverty reduction. For example, inclusive environmental sustainability has been integrated in many policies, planning and budget processes and instruments. Looking forward it will be important to ensure that the environmental sustainability dimension is not left behind when working towards addressing the social and economic dimensions of Agenda 2030 and in broader national SDG implementation frameworks.

However, natural resource richness also presents challenges in terms of equitable sharing of revenues, poverty eradication, inclusive economic growth and environmental sustainability and safeguards. This, coupled with the recent economic crisis, highlights the importance to ensure that pressure to demonstrate immediate economic gains does not result in decisions and investments that are not environmentally, socially and economically sustainable in the long term.

Therefore, the proposed Outcome of SUNRED II is: “Strengthened integration of poverty-environment-climate objectives into policies, plans, regulations and investments of partner countries to accelerate delivery of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs”

This will be achieved through two main Outputs:

  • Output 1: “Policies, strategies, plans and budgets are more coherent and better integrate environmental sustainability and climate objectives for poverty eradication”;
  • Output 2: “Investments in natural resource management support poverty reduction and environmentally sustainable economic growth.

SUNRED II will be jointly implemented by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development (MITADER) and UNDP with support from the global UNDP-UN Environment Poverty-Environment Action programme.

To support the successful implementation of the Project Framework UNDP Mozambique is recruiting a Project Manager (PM). The post will be based in MITADER and will be under the overall supervision of the Head of Crisis Prevention Recovery Environment and Poverty unit of UNDP Mozambique.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Crisis Prevention Recovery Environment and Poverty unit of UNDP Mozambique, and direct supervision of Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development (MITADER) – Directorate of Planning and Cooperation (DPC), the Project Manager is expected to employ a collaborative approach to ensure that the different components of the SUNRED II programme are well coordinated and integrated with inputs from as wide a cross section as possible to facilitate successful implementation of the programme. He/she will be responsible for the overall programme management and supervision as well as for providing critical technical input into project implementation. He/she will manage and provide overall supervision for the Project Management Unit (PMU) including the Administrative and Finance Assistant.

Specifically, the PM will undertake the activities as outlined below:

  • Liaise with each implementing agency – MITADER and MEF – and coordinate project activities to ensure that the activities in each results area are implemented in accordance with the project agreement;
  • Prepare annual workplans and associated budgets in collaboration with the implementing ministries, and present these to the Project Board for approval;
  • Maintain close relationship with key stakeholders (state and non-state) and ensure adequate information flow. Organize and facilitate stakeholder consultations and project review meetings as required;
  • Plan and coordinate activities with the implementing agencies for project visibility according to the guidelines of UNDP/UN Environment, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and other donors;
  • Monitor project implementation against the established indicators detailed in the project Logical Framework. Conduct field visits as required to verify project activities relative to stated targets;
  • Liaise with implementing entities to ensure the timely submission of project reports and that co-financing contributions are provided as agreed in the project documents;
  • Ensure appropriate monitoring and progress reports (technical and financial) for submission to UNDP/UN Environment according to timelines agreed upon by UN and the GoM (Government of Mozambique).  Prepare narrative and matrix annual reporting in a timely fashion with an emphasis on capturing results at the output and outcome levels;
  • Facilitate troubleshooting options with the relevant entities to remove any bottlenecks that might arise during project implementation;
  • Manage and supervise the day-to-day operations of the Project Management Unit, including administrative and financial procedures, keeping records to facilitate audits of the project;
  • Ensure that the overall programmatic and financial delivery is as per the AWPs and that the expenditure is accurately reflected in UNDP ATLAS system.  This includes expenditure and “advances” to Government are reported in a timely manner;
  • Monitor the procurement of goods and services for the project and ensure execution according to the rules and guidelines established by UN (UNDP and UN Environment) and the GoM;
  • Plan and arrange Project Board meetings and serve as the Technical Secretary for the Committee;
  • Liaise with relevant members of staff of the project and UNDP/UN Environment as necessary to ensure efficient and effective implementation of the project;
  • Support the SUNRED II Technical Adviser, UNDP-UN Environment Poverty-Environment Action team and UNDP CO to ensure the technical quality of annual workplans, technical products, workshops and related project activities;
  • Undertake any other activity that may be necessary for the effective management of the project.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism.

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning:

  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office;
  • Has good knowledge on UNDP programme and operational issues;
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills;
  • Has knowledge of UNDP/UN policies and programme in environment and climate change as it links to poverty reduction and broader economic growth;
  • Has a strategic approach to problem solving.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Has ability to lead and contribute to strategic planning, change processes, results-based management, work planning, and reporting;
  • Demonstrates ability to lead formulation, oversight of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Has ability to apply development theory to the specific country context to identify creative, practical approaches to overcome challenging situations;
  • Has ability to build and sustain effective partnerships with UN Agencies and main constituents, advocate effectively, communicate sensitively across different constituencies.

Management and Leadership:

  • Focuses on impact and results for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a multicultural team environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Builds strong relationships with internal and external clients;
  • Demonstrates capacity to communicate effectively; resource management; capacity to plan and organize programmes effectively;
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness, initiative and mature judgment;
  • Demonstrates skills to operate under complex and stressful situations.

Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in management studies, environmental economics, natural resource management, or social sciences (development studies/public policy/poverty/gender) or a related discipline.

Experience

  • A minimum six (6) years (with PhD degree), or, minimum ten (10) years (with Masters’ degree) in project implementation of similar scope project;
  • Training or certification in project management;
  • Knowledge and understanding of environment and climate change issues as it relates to poverty reduction, gender equality and economic growth;
  • Experience of working with UN systems and/or other development partners, will be an advantage;
  • exposure to UNDP/UN Environment and/or other donors reporting procedures/standards and working experience would be of distinct advantage;
  • Extensive experience of working with governments, bilateral and multilateral development agencies and civil society organizations. Working experience with the Government of Mozambique would be an added advantage;
  • Strong pro-active leadership skills, including strong interpersonal skills with ability to multi-task and maintain effective work relationships in a multi- cultural environment;
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and effectively, orally and in writing;
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software in full Microsoft Office equipment and office technology;
  • Ability to work in a complex environment;
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and negotiation skills;
  • Able to take instructions and follow up tasks in a timely manner.

Language

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Portuguese and English are essential and required.

 

Grant Acquisition Management Director

July 12, 2018 Uncategorized

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Purpose of position:

Government and multilateral grants account for approximately 45% of the total WV Mozambique profile. The office has a large grant portfolio and there is significant potential for further growth. The Grant Acquisition Management (GAM) Director, a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, provides leadership in the development and implementation of the WV Mozambique Resource Development Strategy and in the acquisition of new government, multilateral and foundation grants to enable World Vision Mozambique to increase its contributions to child well-being and NO strategic objectives through increased revenue in the key priority sectors of Health/Nutrition, Education, Economic Development and Child.

Protection. The GAM Director ensures resource diversification, strengthened donor networking and improved resource acquisition capabilities for World Vision Mozambique. Working closely with GAM team members and with technical specialists in each sector, he or she will be responsible for the implementation and coordination of grant acquisition processes, leading in pre-positioning, proposal development and donor liaison and will track grants acquisition performance metrics. He or she will build the capacity of other staff in resource acquisition, and provide backstopping support to projects as needed.

The GAM Director position will also be responsible for supporting a greater level of rigour and attention in WV Mozambique’s grant management, with ensuring that accurate and timely project status information is consistently available, and that WV Mozambique is improving its grant staff capacity in the techniques of project management. He/she will lead the team to ensure WV Mozambique project managers have the tools and resources they need to reach their targets and deliver high standards of quality programming and accountability for maximum impact on Child Well-being.

Communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others. He or she will support in building the capacity of grant staff in management, and ensure the provisions of management and M&E backstopping support to grants as needed.

Key responsabilities:

Grant Acquisition:

  • Increase grant resources to support the implementation of the WV Mozambique National Strategy, advance child wellbeing and maintain a balanced and diversified portfolio for WV Mozambique;
  • Develop/maintain effective relations and ensure high-quality working relationships with partners and external stakeholders including INGOs, local organizations, UN agencies to ensure strong partnering and consortia options, pre-positioning and raise the WVM profile;
  • Manage opportunity pipeline tracking planning ( country level donor mapping, strategic direction and areas of alignment, etc);
  • Track and prioritize grant opportunities that are aligned with NO strategic priorities;
  • Mobilize support needed from RO, SOs, GC and within WV Mozambique to ensure strong proposal development teams to respond to opportunities;
  • Lead and ensure the completion of processes for risk assessment and go/no-go decision for potential opportunities;
  • Lead the process of preparing funding proposals, including Grants, PNS projects and corporate donors;
  • Ensure proposals are prepared to a high quality and in alignment with required donor formats and standards;
  • Working with the WV Mozambique Finance team, ensure budgets are prepared in the correct format including all necessary costs.

Grant Management, Compliance, Tracking and Reporting:

  • Ensure the mobilization and availability of cross- functional support for GAM performance ( finance, operations, P&C, strategy, technical, QA);
  • Ensure prompt and timely resolution of grants implementation issues including grants audit issues;
  • Coordinate with Chiefs of Party to ensure timely submission of key grant documents as per the agreement (semi & annual reports, mid-term and final evaluation reports, quarterly financial report etc.) and a successful close out of large scale grants;
  • In collaboration with CoPs and Finance team ensure compliance in key grant areas (e.g. eligibility, CAL, match, grant decision making powers, etc);
  • Ensure development of tools to monitor the status of projects in order to give monthly status updates, including RACI, work breakdown structure, risk registers, etc. These should be based on the compilation of key project performance metrics that are easily available for tracking e.g. progress in completion of activities, progress in spending, progress in submission of donor reports and so on. Ensure that grant staff understand and use these tools and build capacity in their use;
  • Working closely with grant finance managers, monitor spending in relation to project objectives for all grants, and report to the management regarding any areas requiring corrective action;
  • Receive project performance data from grant managers on a monthly basis. Compile project performance data to prepare concise monthly project performance reports, highlighting areas of specific strength or specific concern;
  • Ensure that contributions from grants are adequately incorporated into the annual WV Mozambique Child Wellbeing Report.

Donor and Support Office Relations:

  • Identify key relationships to strengthen the national office pre-positioning and elevate WVM’s profile with government, multilateral and private sector donors;
  • Maintain and strengthen donor relationships at country level, developing engagement strategies for each donor or a group of donors, using previous success and documented best practices in grant management;
  • Ensure the development of high quality marketing material to showcase and preposition WV Mozambique;
  • Provide programme updates to Support Offices and the SARO and support grant managers to ensure adequate care and quality for the development of success stories for donors, Support Offices and Government that demonstrate results and value for money.

Capacity Building and Staff Development:

  • Lead, organize, motivate and develop GAM team members to high standards of performance and build a high functioning GAM team within WV;
  • Build successors and develop a talent pool. This involves building consensus and conflict resolution, staff recruitment, orientation, on-going management support, quarterly coaching, annual performance planning and appraisal. Support the professional and personal development of staff through on the job coaching, identification of learning and training needs and opportunities;
  • Lead GAM capacity development planning in the NOs (i.e. identification of capacity gaps at NO in GAM, capacity building initiatives for in Grants acquisition, start-up workshops for new grants according to the grants minimum standards, grants management training in various government and multilateral donors’ regulations, training in common areas leading to poor grant implementation, etc);
  • Ensure the provision of timed and targeted capacity building to front-line staff according to WV Mozambique National Capacity building plan.

Representation:

  • Ensure appropriate representation of WV Mozambique at strategic fora that could lead to resource acquisition and enhanced programming collaboration;
  • Represent the National Office in the grants community fora (internal and external to WV);
  • Serve as the primary WV Mozambique focal point for collaboration with the SARO Progamme Development Unit and GAM Hub;
  • Organizational Strengthening and Christian Witness;
  • Lead in building trust and valuing people according to WV Mozambique guiding principles and Leadership Behaviours, contributing to strengthened organizational culture;
  • Model WV Christian ethos and participate in staff devotions and Bible study on a weekly basis. Actively demonstrate and model WV Mozambique guiding principles and leadership behaviours.

General:

  • Communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others;
  • While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the duties involved in this position, World Vision reserves the right to add, remove or alter duties when necessary;
  • Attend and lead weekly devotions.

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Masters degree and/or professional qualification in International Development studies, Community Development or any Social Science related degree;
  • Demonstrated track record of successful grant acquisition from government and multilateral donors including proposal writing, project implementation and a demonstrated ability to prepare and edit high quality reports for major donors;
  • At least 10 years of experience in international development, M&E or a technical sector;
  • At least 5 years of team management experience;
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of grant management or backstopping and experience of grant compliance procedures and regulations for major bilateral and multilateral donors;
  • Experience on influencing policy formulation, implementation, evaluation, mobilization for stakeholders engagement in the decision making process;
  • High level critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent computer skills, including data capture and advanced data analysis. In depth knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Excel, and at least one statistical analysis package, such as SPSS for Windows.
  • Leadership capabilities that includes coaching staff to high level of performance & engaging in effective cross cultural & cross functional working to achieve shared goals and effective indirect line management.
  • Experienced networker with an ability to maintain a good up to date knowledge of the grant opportunities and trends.
  • Ability to engage at a strategic level with bilateral and multilateral donors, international organizations, host government ministries and partner NGOs.
  • Proactive approach, good organisation and time management skills, and ability to prioritise, multi-task and manage heavy workloads and competing priorities.
  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills;
  • Fluency in English and excellent English written and oral communication skills. Portuguese language skills are an additional bonus. Willingness to learn Portuguese is required;
  • A mature Christian, able to model WV Christian ethos as well as WV Mozambique´s guiding principles and leadership behaviours and serve as a leader and example to others of incarnational living and servant leadership. Willing to attend and lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services;
  • Demonstrating an understanding of and commitment to World Vision’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values in the approach to work and relationships;
  • In depth knowledge of the WV Partnership and ability to interface sensitively with people from various departments in the regional office, Global Center and Support Offices;
  • Must be able to negotiate effectively within and outside the World Vision partnership, particularly with donor communities and government representatives.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Based in the National Office with regular travel to the field;
  • Travel: up to 20% Domestic/international travel is required.

Value Chain Manager

July 10, 2018 Uncategorized

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TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

Program desciption

In partnership with DAI, TechnoServe manages the recently awarded Feed the Future INOVA program, a $21 million, five-year USAID project aimed at increasing equitable growth of the Mozambican agricultural sector, by increasing agricultural productivity and expanding agricultural markets and trade in the Nampula, Zambezia, Manica, Cabo Delgado, Niassa and Tete regions of Mozambique. A market systems development approach is core to the implementation of this program.

The Value Chain Manager (VCM) is supporting the Chief of Party (COP) with the technical lead for the implementation of the program. The VCM oversees and supports a team of Portfolio Managers (PMs), each leading a set of partnerships in specific areas of the market system. In agreement with the COP, the VCM supports the PMs with developing the strategic vision for the market system changes that they aim to achieve, and leads them to sign up and execute the Deal Notes that define the partnerships between the project and relevant market actors. The VCM also supervises a number of short-term consultants and Volunteer Consultants as needed for implementation.

As Value Chain Manager you will:

  • Support the Chief of Party to lead the technical direction for project, defining the vision for the market system, and developing and implementing innovative approaches to lead change;
  • Manage a team of 4 value chain specialists in three offices, Maputo, Nampula and Chimoio, by strengthening their capacity to be facilitators of market changes;
  • Identify, design and oversee the implementation of partnerships with project’s partners (private sector, government, NGOs);
  • Lead on the development of intervention concept notes;
  • Lead on defining, drafting and agreeing Deal Notes with intervention partners, including due diligence;
  • Lead on the preparation of field inputs to the quarterly and annual reports as required by the program;
  • Contribute to establishing a team culture grounded on collaboration, openness, and learning;
  • Contribute to the design and adoption of a workflow and information management system that is suitable to adaptive management.

You will have:

  • Master’s degree in an agriculture, economics or a business related field;
  • At least five years of experience as the technical manager for donor-funded value chain, Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) and/or Market Systems Development projects;
  • Demonstrated success using facilitation in at least one of the following: the USAID value chain approach, M4P, or Market Systems Development approach, which led to greater competitiveness and inclusiveness in markets;
  • Demonstrated experience with conducting value chain analysis and developing value chain work plans preferred;
  • Fluency in English required, fluency in Portuguese preferred.

Instructions

We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants. Click “Apply Now” to complete a short application and upload your resume and cover letter. Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. No phone calls, please.

TechnoServe encourages diversity in all levels and across all facets of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

Individual consultancy to evaluate the outcomes of the MMU initiative

July 10, 2018 Uncategorized

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, [Equity]

  1. Purpose and Objective:

The consultancy will produce an evaluation report of the outcomes of the Multimedia Mobile Unit initiative in terms of attitudes and practices change, awareness and knowledge level and participation on nutrition, sanitation, HIV, quality education, birth registration and early marriage in selected priority districts from Zambézia and Nampula.

  1. Methodology and Technical Approach:

The evaluation will combine a desk review of relevant and available documentation, reports and data in relation to the intervention, as well as key informant interviews to assess the appropriateness and timing of the evaluation. In particular, the study will be elaborated based on the recent evaluability assessment conducted in 2017. The evaluation checklist will be provided by UNICEF Office and adapted by the consultant as necessary. The results generated by a scored checklist should be seen as an index of difficulty, which then needs to be responded to by program managers and/or evaluators in the evaluation planning phase.

Adherence to ethical standards: All research and evaluations are undertaken or supported by UNICEF that involve primary data collection from human subjects or the analysis of sensitive secondary data must explicitly consider its ethical implications and ensure that the rights and well-being of research subjects are respected throughout the research process. This entails reflection, planning and management of research and its outcomes to ensure that: the benefits of the research are maximized and risks to participants are mitigated; appropriate mechanisms are in place to ensure the privacy of participants and the security of their data; participants are respected through appropriate and informed consent processes; the need for and nature of any payment or compensation is carefully considered; and that there is full disclosure of any conflict of interest.

The research protocol will clearly identify any potential ethical issues and risks, as well as the processes for ethical review and oversight of the research/evaluation/data collection process in their proposal.

  1. Activities and Tasks:

Under the direct supervision of the Communication for Development Specialist, the consultant will take up and complete the following activities and tasks during the course of the assignment, in line with the above objectives:

The main activities and tasks under this consultancy can be grouped as follows:

  • Review of programme documentation;
  • Complete intervention documentation review, including relevant contracts and progress reports;
  • The documentation will be provided by UNICEF and ICS in hard and soft copies. These include but are not limited to:
    1. ICS Multimedia Mobile Unit Evaluability assessment;
    2. DCT docs, requests, programme docs;
    3. Progress reports;
    4. ICS Strategic Plan and ICS Institutional Assessment.
  • Analysis of the information system defined in the programme (or related to the programme) and determination the information needs;
  • Availability, relevance, and quality of data, (information system, monitoring system);
  • The capacity of systems and staff to deliver what is needed;
  • Examine implementation relative to plans;
  • Interview with the main stakeholders. In order to complement the documentary analysis and clarify stakeholders’ intentions and expectations, the consultant is expected to conduct few key interviews  with different relevant key influencers in Zambezia and Nampula Provinces including:
    1. ICS Provincial Delegates and programme managers;
    2. Health District Directorate staff of the selected districts;
    3. representatives of the assumed beneficiaries at the community level in the selected districts;
    4. community leaders, teachers, nurses, Community Health Workers, member of Health Committees of the villages reached by the multimedia mobile unit in the selected districts;
    5. A representative from service providers engaged during the MMU sessions in HIV testing, birth registration, vaccination and nutrition in the selected districts.
  • Study design.
    1. Pre-post interviews with participants of the Multimedia Mobile Units sessions at the community level will be included to better analyze achieved results in terms of practices, knowledge, and participation.
  • Pre-intervention interviews will be conducted with community members over 18 years old before an MMU session in two districts of Zambezia and two districts of Nampula. In each district, two localities will be selected, which were not reached by the ICS MMU intervention at least 12 months before;
  • Post-intervention interviews will be conducted with the same districts, localities, and individuals 1 week and 4 weeks after the MMU session in  the two provinces (Zambezia and Nampula);
  • The suggested sample will include 20 community members will be interviewed for each, summing up 20×2 =40 members per district, 80 per province, 160 for the two provinces (160 for pre-intervention and 160 for post-intervention), for a total of 320 people interviewed for the whole study.

The research protocol will clearly identify any potential ethical issues and approaches, as well as the processes for ethical review and oversight of the research/evaluation/data collection process in their proposal.

  • Assessing to what extent the intervention is linked to basic services;
  • Which services (like HIV counseling and testing, immunization, vitamin A and deworming and birth registration) are offered during a multimedia mobile unit in collaboration with other institutions/NGOs? How consistent is the offer of the services? What are the constraints? What can be done to overcome the constraints?
  • If the intervention is relevant in the communities where it has been implemented, considering the available channels of communication (mass media, mid-media, and interpersonal communication)?
  • How efficient is the intervention in terms of cost/benefits considering the number of people reached, the frequency of exposure to messages and the costs of the intervention, also comparing the costs of other C4D interventions being implemented by UNICEF, as well as other partners in the same provinces?
  • How effective is the intervention in increasing community awareness on child right particularly on HIV, cholera and malaria prevention, promotion of breastfeeding and girl’s education?
  • Based on analysis conducted in the field, develop conclusions and make recommendations for the UNICEF Country Office and the Insitute of Social Communication (ICS) on:
  • What are the effects on practices in target communities and how they were achieved?
  • Which innovations could be considered to improve the sustainability of the expected results in the long term?
  • Which measures could be considered to enhance the provision and implementation of the Mobile Units to achieve greater demand for public services?
  • Which changes could be introduced in the project’s design and in monitoring and evaluation methods for the Multimedia Mobile Unit intervention
  1. Deliverables and Payments:

Payments will be processed upon acceptance of the corresponding deliverable and against an invoice that will make reference to the contract reference and deliverable number. Payments will be approved by the supervisor.

  • Monthly work programme of consultancy including the travel plan;
  • Monthly monitoring report considering CAP partners implementation’ rates;
  • Quarterly programmatic reports on the status of UNICEF partners’ communication and social mobilization activities, identifying existing synergies and highlighting bottlenecks in the implementation or lack of collaboration among partners if any.

Deliverable 1:      Desk Review and Evaluation Protocol;

Deliverable 2:      Draft Report for Nampula and Zambezia provinces;

Deliverable 3:      Final Report on all provinces.

  1. Management and Supervision:.

The consultant will be hired by UNICEF and will report to Luca Solimeo, UNICEF Communication for Development Specialist.

  1. Qualifications and Specialized Knowledge:

Individual consultants are invited to apply for this consultancy.

Academic qualifications:

At least a Master’s[1] degree in social sciences, is required for this consultancy. Ph.D. would be considered an asset.

Work experience:

At least 5 years of relevant work experience in conducting development evaluations, preferably in UNICEF CP countries and for UN agencies.

Specific knowledge, competencies, and skills required:

  • Extensive experience in conducting project and programme evaluations, particularly on C4D programmes and initiatives;
  • Strong knowledge of RBM, M&E systems, and ToC;
  • Familiarity with the socio-economic situation in Mozambique and especially key challenges for women and children;
  • Knowledge of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and relevant international standards;
  • Previous experience in working with UNICEF;
  • Knowledgeable of UN Evaluation policy;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Language skills: Excellent knowledge of Portuguese and Basic knowledge of English language are required.
  • Possibility to identify and recruit an assistant or translator in each province with knowledge of the respective local languages.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Technical Officer (Climate Change and Health)

July 10, 2018 Uncategorized

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Objectives of the program

Provides guidance and technical support to the Ministry of Health and relevant partners to formulate, implement, monitor and evaluate policies, strategies and action plans that are effective in addressing health and environment linkages, with a special focus on climate change and health and water and sanitation, in view of achieving relevant SDG and in the context of the Libreville Declaration on health and environment Africa.

Description of duties

The incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities which are performed according to the needs and agenda:

  1. Improve WHO capacity to provide support to MoH on environmental health, including by supporting the development, implementation and monitoring of National Environmental Health Operational plan;
  2. Provide support for the development of tools, guidance and training materials to support country’s awareness and advocacy campaigns to protect health from environmental determinants such as climate change and WASH, and undertake capacity building and training accordingly;
  3. Provide support to improve intra and inter-sectorial coordination mechanisms to manage WASH, climate change and other environmental risk to health;
  4. Coordinate the implementation of activities on climate change and health included in two main projects, namely those approved by DFID and Flanders and ensure timely technical reporting for both;
  5. Support the MoH to participate in relevant national inter-sectorial climate change policy and planning processes (e.g. National Adaptation Plan, Nationally Determined Contribution);
  6. Document and publish best practices and coordinate the conduct of operational research to generate evidence on climate change and health in Mozambique for decision making, strategy and policy formulation;
  7. Support monitoring of drinking water quality, waste management and water borne diseases, including in the context of acute events/emergencies;
  8. Participate in WCO actions in Advocacy, Partnership, Implementation and review of CCS; Resource Mobilization, Policy Development and Technical Cooperation vis a vis the government, partners and AFRO programmes and Administration and Management of the Country Office;
  9. Performs other tasks as required by WHO Representative.

Required qualifications

Education

  • Essential: Advanced University Degree in a health related field with a postgraduate degree (master’s equivalent) in public health; public health policy, environmental sciences, environmental health, water and sanitation or epidemiology;
  • Desirable: Training on climate and health.

Experience

  • Essential: At least 7 years’ experience in developing, managing and providing advisory services in either public health on Environment, environment sciences, environmental health, water and sanitation programmes at the international and national levels, with at least 5 years at the international level inclusive;
  • Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO and/or other UN agencies, non-governmental or humanitarian organizations.

Skills

  • Expertise in developing health program strategies;
  • Knowledge of climate change and health linkages and WASH;
  • High level of expertise and knowledge of at least one of the core priority areas mentioned on the summary of assigned duties;
  • Good knowledge of policy making, planning and financing processes in the health sector and health coordination mechanisms and partnerships;
  • Knowledge on health emergency planning;
  • Sound knowledge of disease and vector surveillance systems and environmental information systems.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork;
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences;
  • Communication;
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources;
  • Producing results.

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Intermediate knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of Portuguese/Spanish.

Remuneration

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 71,332 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2770 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

Additional information

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level;
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted;
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening;
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review;
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual;
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int;
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity;
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco;
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world;
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.

Base Service Technician

July 6, 2018 Uncategorized

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About Us:

Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.

BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.

With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

Follow Baker Hughes, a GE company on Twitter @BHGECo, or visit us at BHGE.com.

GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, and according with all local laws protecting different status.

Follow us on Twitter, join our LinkedIn Group or become a fan of our Facebook page. Receive job and event notifications by becoming a member of the GE Talent Community. Stay up to date on what’s happening at GE around the globe by checking out the GE Careers Blog.Role Summary:The Base Service Technician supports the Base Operations Engineer with all the technical and operational aspects of the work carried out at the base (onshore and offshore operations, logistics, installation, work over, maintenance, refurbishment, storage, tracking and certification of equipment, etc.) in order to ensure the delivery of the assigned project as defined by the Customer’s Order or Contract, fulfilling both Customer and Business objectives.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical and operational experience, assistance in the identification of opportunities for operational improvement and effective management of the project from the SRT stage to installation offshore;
  • Prepare and regularly update work plans, detailing goods and services provision, including personnel schedules;
  • Act as technical focal point between third party supplies and BHGE;
  • Report on a daily basis on current status of ongoing operations;
  • Liaise with the Projects, Aftermarket and Engineering Departments in various regions to coordinate equipment storage, maintenance, refurbishment and recertification and ensure such equipment is prepared and fully fit for purpose to meet the customer’s schedule;
  • Actively promote BHGE and Operator Safety Policy and Procedures. Ensure that all appropriate personnel are aware of Operator requirements for Toolbox Talks and Risk Assessments prior to undertaking work;
  • Coordinate and control third party supplied certification ensuring original equipment manufacturer (OEM) performs refurbishment in accordance with requirements;
  • Administration of equipment records, including status, location and certification, making this information available to all interested parties;
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of technical and operational proposals and reports.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited university or college/ or equivalent knowledge or experience;
  • Microsoft suite proficiency;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills (English and Portuguese);
  • Familiarity with Well Drilling and Completion equipment;
  • Technical knowledge of Oil & Gas Subsea product lines and associated systems;
  • Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in the role’s location.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering/ or equivalent knowledge or experience;
  • Proven years of experience in similar role;
  • Working knowledge of the Oil & Gas industry technical and regulatory framework;
  • EHS and Quality qualifications;
  • Sense of urgency in dealing with issues and tasks;
  • Ability to anticipate events and develop adaptive strategies/ remedies;
  • Strong skills in customer relationship building;
  • Commercial awareness;
  • Ability to work to deadlines;
  • Willingness and ability to travel.