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Rwanda: Senior ICT Associate GS-7, FT, Kigali, Rwanda #52386 (For Rwandan Nationals Only)

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

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, Opportunity

Senior ICT Associate is accountable for the delivery of effective and efficient technical and operational assistance to the supervisor in system’s administration, network infrastructure monitoring, support and maintenance, documentation of ICT infrastructure and network components. Ensures that effective and efficient network operation and services, including software, hardware and operational support to ensure minimal down time and maximum productivity. Provides an effective incident resolution process and efficient end users support. Identifies risks and emerging faults in order to enhance the different systems capacity, reliability and security.

How can you make a difference?

The ICT function supports UNICEF mission and strategic plan by enabling programme and operational effectiveness and efficiency through innovation, partnerships and providing ICT solutions and services in a timely, secure and safemanner. With regards to the performance of the incumbent, any failures not properly addressed or corrected will have high operational and damaging impact to UNICEF office as a whole. The absence or lack of a sound management of the ICT functions will affect UNICEF’s ability to support local counterparts and implementing partners and potentially affect UNICEF ICT globally and possibly have legal or financial repercussions affecting UNICEF’s brand and reputation.

Main responsibilities include:

1. High standards of network operations and services are maintained through continuous infrastructure improvement, performance monitoring and policy compliance.

• Maintains UNICEF’s Rwanda Country Office Local Area Network Infrastructure: ranging from hardware installation of network components (including routers, switches, firewalls, bridges, etc.) to software upgrades and network management tools.

• Determines causes of computer/software/network malfunctions through testing and evaluation, and resolves by additions, modifications, repair, or external support assistance.

• Advises appropriate staff members of possible causes of the problem, risks and precautions necessary to avoid additional issues.

• Monitors and ensures application/compliances of IT policies and guidelines, established processes and procedures by all end users.

• Monitors/analyses staff performance, examines faulty areas in the IT infrastructure, resolves issues, and defines training needs, for improvement in the network operations and services.

• Monitors and analyses network statistics, vendor reports and other sources of information for network optimization, utilizing existing Enterprise Management tool sets and the specific utilities.

2. Network availability, services and security are enhanced and maintained

• Conducts routine monitoring of the WAN to ensure its continued network services, installs routine updates to the software, performs normal corrections when necessary and alerts the supervisor if special actions must be planned or if threats to the network might exist.

• Enhances network availability and service levels by establishing routine maintenance procedures, heightening security and access rights.

3. Updated network descriptions, processes and procedures are well documented to maintain internal knowledge continuity and competency.

• With the support of the supervisor, documents/reports network processes, procedures, software, tools and issues. Classifies and maintains the network documentation.

• Conducts the training/induction process for new staff on internal processes/procedures, network management tools and the IT Operation/Services environment.

• Compiles Frequently Ask Questions and maintains knowledge databases for eventual distribution available to users in MCO offices.

• Prepares and maintains a physical layout of network, including diagrams and network descriptions.

4. Local Site Administrator and Help desk functions are performed efficiently in providing systems administration and end users support

• Administer the office multi-user network. This involves administering user access to the network, setting up messaging client system, providing access to LAN resources (printer and shared drives and folders), and performing health checks of various hardware. Provide and configuring internet access and corporate email on all mobile devices of end users when required.

• Maintain and troubleshoot minor hardware problems in ICT equipment (computers, monitors, printers, scanner, etc. Liaise with external companies for repair and maintenance of equipment that cannot be handled in-house.

• Work as first line Help Desk staff in providing IT support and attending to end-users’ requests and problems. Configure and install UNICEF standard software on new computers and laptops on arrival. Record all incidents related to End-users service request and support in the service manager system and update it with solution provided.

• Prepare training material and provide training to end users on basic computer operations and new technology whenever introduced. Provide IT support during the training, workshop and other staff events.

• Perform backup functions for server’s data folders.

5. Specific applications and Innovative tools are developed to support the Programme and Operations effectiveness

• Identify and conduct a study for specific and innovative software applications and tools development to support the programme and operation effectiveness like database systems, real time monitoring system, dashboard tools.

6. Assignments of additional duties and responsibilities are effectively performed.

• Performs additional duties as assigned by the supervisor.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Completion of Secondary education supplemented with formal training at university level in Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering or related field with training in networking and telecommunication technology. Additional Networking/ telecommunication related industry certification an asset.
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use standard office software, tools and technologies.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering or related field is an asset.
  • Seven years’ practical work experience in information technology, including systems administration and operations, network computing, systematic methods of trouble shooting and analytical problem solving, providing assistance to users on IT services, and use of applications and diagnostic tools.
  • Practical experience in Global Network Problem Resolution, Infrastructure Operations, Service Operations, and practice in network operations.
  • Strong capacity in software development (Relational database, dynamic web site and real time monitoring tools) will be desirable with broad exposure to substantive Windows systems work reflecting major IT developments in such areas as client/server computing and applications, database administration/engineering.
  • Work experience in emergencies is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and local language is an asset.
  • 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.

    The core competencies required for this post are:

  • Communication ( 2 )
  • Working with People ( 2 )
  • Drive for Results (2 )
  • View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    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.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515518

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    Belgium: Regional HR Manager, Africa Regions

    Organization: Search for Common Ground
    Country: Belgium, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

    Position Summary

    This is a very exciting time to join the HR Team in Search as we are going through an internal transformation since inception in order to support the organization is in the process of implementing a new strategic direction for the next five years.

    Reporting to the Global HR Director with a dotted line to the Regional Directors, the Regional HR Manager role will be ​responsible for ​providing HR services and support to management and staff of Sub Saharan regions. S/he will roll out HR plans in alignment with Search global HR strategic planning and standards and in coordination with HR country teams. We are looking for someone who is passionate about supporting people through organizational change!

    Key Responsibilities

    Roles and responsibilities include:

    • Partners with the Regional Management team to develop and implement the HR regional plan and activities.
    • Provides HR guidance when appropriate to meet HR standards in field offices.
    • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.
    • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with local legal counsels​ as needed/required.
    • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
    • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
    • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation.
    • ​assignments and related HR matters.
    • Provides recruitment support for key roles.
    • Provides guidance and input on country offices workforce planning.
    • Develop training plans, facilitates HR trainings ensuring that training objectives are met.

    Qualifications

    • At least five years of progressive experience as an HR professional​ in an international environment​ with multiple offices
    • Human resource management experience in developing countries
    • Working knowledge of human resources related laws​ and the ability to understand different labor markets requirements​
    • Proficiency using HRIS systems, Microsoft suite and Google Docs
    • Ability to operate at all levels in a complex environment
    • Fluency in English and French languages is required

    Competencies

    • Relationship Management. The ability to manage interactions, to provide service and to support the organization while building an effective internal and external network.
    • Consultation. The ability to provide guidance to organizational stakeholders while applying creative problem-solving to address business needs.
    • Communication. The ability to effectively exchange information with stakeholders, to effectively deliver critical information, to gather information and communicate with others.
    • Global and Cultural Effectiveness. The ability to value and consider the perspectives and backgrounds of all parties and be able to work cross-culturally.
    • Ethical Practice. The ability to integrate Search vision, mission and core values, integrity and accountability throughout all organizational and business practices.
    • Critical Evaluation. The ability to interpret information to make business decisions and recommendations based on keen analysis, best practices and an understanding of preferred outcomes.
    • Flexibility to manage ambiguity, manage communication during different time zones.
    • The ability to juggle different responsibilities while managing competing priorities.
    • This position will require 15% travelling.

    All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Shared Humanity – Empathy – Impartiality – Inclusivity – Courage – Hope – Humility – Audacity. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest and Anti-fraud.

    This position will close on August 31st, 2018. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

    How to apply:

    To apply, interested candidates should send the following items to our employment portal here:

    • current resume
    • cover letter
    • writing sample (optional additional components)

    Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our websitewww.sfcg.org for full details of our work.

    Rwanda: Climate Science Specialist

    Organization: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

    We’re transforming Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries!

    The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS, www.nexteinstein.org) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. Its mission is to enable Africa's brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa's future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The first AIMS centre opened in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003; since 2011, AIMS has opened additional centres in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and Rwanda. The goal of the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is to build a pan-African network of 15 centres of excellence across the continent by 2023.

    Each AIMS centre provides an intensive and broad education to over 50 African students each year and prepares them for leadership careers in academia, governance and industry. The AIMS educational program relies on top international lecturers who teach in a 24-hour learning environment.

    If you bring a collaborative spirit with a passion to effect change, consider this opportunity as the…

    Climate Science Specialist

    Within the framework of the Mathematical Sciences for Climate Change Resilience (MS4CR) program at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS NEI), the Climate Science Specialist will be responsible for providing expert advice on developing a climate science curriculum for the AIMS one-year Master’s program, identifying relevant experts as lecturers or research supervisors, and seeking out relevant partnerships.

    We are in search of a smart, enthusiastic individual to join our academic and research team as the Climate Science Specialist. Inspired by an ambitious mandate, and guided by the AIMS Network’s Director of Research, you will play a leadership role in the review and establishment of the academic curriculum in Rwanda (Climate Science Stream) and across the AIMS Centres (climate course options).

    As an aspiring climate science professional, you will develop a core syllabus for the Climate Science Stream of the AIMS one-year Master’s in Mathematical Sciences; the syllabus should place a strong emphasis on how mathematical sciences (mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, etc.) can contribute to climate change modeling, adaptation, and resilience.

    Additionally, you will assist Academic Directors of AIMS Centres with identifying suitable experts to serve as lecturers, tutors, and research supervisors in the Climate Science Stream; identify and promote the adoption of practices that will enhance climate resilience of AIMS activities at Secretariat, Centre, and Chapter levels; and provide training to AIMS staff and students on such climate-smart practices.

    This is a 1-year contract opportunity based at the AIMS Center in Kigali, Rwanda.

    Do you have what we need?

    · PhD in Climate or Environmental Sciences

    · Expertise in developing university-level climate science curricula

    · Familiarity with the unique course structures and teaching philosophy of AIMS

    · An extensive research record and academic publications in Climate or Environmental Sciences

    · Minimum of 10 years professional experience in curriculum development

    · Ability to develop productive working relationships with the MS4CR team and project stakeholders

    · High degree of comfort in Results Based Management, M&E and reporting.

    · Ability to make decisions and exercises good judgement providing solutions to challenges experienced while implementing programs.

    · Excellent facilitation and communication skills in English and French, both spoken and written.

    · Results-driven and motivated by a commitment to performance excellence.

    · Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Internet applications (Skype, Gmail, Dropbox, etc.).

    · Ability to set and achieve clear objectives and deadlines.

    · Adaptable, curious, and creative.

    · Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.

    · Appreciation of and/or training in gender equality and inclusion.

    · Entrepreneurial self-starter who enjoys a dynamic work environment.

    · Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Internet applications (Skype, Gmail, etc.).

    How to apply:

    Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?

    Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV in English to: careers@nexteinstein.org (i.e. quote “Climate Science Specialist” in the subject line). Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2018.

    Should no feedback be received from AIMS-NEI within four weeks of your submission, kindly accept that your application will not be further pursued. AIMS-NEI reserves the right not to make an appointment at its sole discretion.

    AIMS-NEI is an equal opportunity employer.

    Rwanda: Nutrition Specialist, (NO-3), Fixed Term, Kigali, Rwanda #12688 (For Rwandan Nationals Only)

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 19 Aug 2018

    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

    The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions – her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens – addressing inequity – not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

    How can you make a difference?

    The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the nutrition (or a sector of) program/s and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of progress of the nutrition programs/projects within the country program. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results in maternal, infant and child nutrition programs/projects according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

    Main responsibilities include:

    Under the guidance and supervision of the Chief of Nutrition, the role of the Nutrition Specialist is to provide technical support to the overall coordination and management of the nutrition programme as required.

    With a specific emphasis on multi-sectoral coordination and micronutrient deficiencies, the Nutrition Specialist will be supporting the nutrition section to formulate, design, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate nutrition activities, helping to ensure delivery of results and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives.

    The Nutrition Specialist will also provide technical guidance to nutrition programme colleagues on programme management, ensuring the optimum use of programme resources, and assessing programme performance, accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for maternal and child nutrition.

    The Nutrition Specialist will support nutrition programme colleagues for effective coordination and technical support to government counterparts and other partners, ensuring integration, coherence and harmonisation of programmes.

    The Nutrition Specialist will network to build and sustain effective working partnerships with stakeholders, advocating through effective communication for capacity building and exchange of information, knowledge and expertise to facilitate the achievement of programme goals.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An Advanced University Degree or higher in nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, or other health related science field is required.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in nutrition, public health, related research or planning and management in relevant areas of maternal, infant and child nutrition, at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country is required.
  • Relevant experience in health/nutrition program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset
  • 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.

    The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Leading and supervising (I)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (III)
  • View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    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.

    Please note that UNICEF does not charge any fee at any stage of recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees)

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515103

    Rwanda: Impact and Learning Manager

    Organization: Gardens for Health International
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 24 Aug 2018

    Location: Rwanda
    Start Date: Fall 2018

    Organization Overview:

    For nearly ten years, Gardens for Health International (GHI) has implemented nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs to combat childhood malnutrition in rural Rwanda. Our organization seeks to fundamentally change the clinical treatment of malnutrition by supporting families to establish nutritious kitchen gardens at their homes, while also equipping them with the nutrition and health knowledge they need to keep their children healthy in the long-term. GHI’s core program works in collaboration with district-level health officials and local health centers to identify and support rural families struggling with malnutrition.

    In addition to this core program, GHI is scaling its impact by engaging with a variety of governmental and non-governmental partners to bring our expertise to new settings and new populations, such as primary schools and refugee camps. Current partners include the World Food Programme, the U.S. Department of State, Save the Children, and Rwanda’s Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees. GHI is seeking new partnerships to continue to advance our mission and expand our scope.

    GHI has a dedicated staff of approximately 70 in Rwanda. Our headquarters are located just outside of Kigali, where we operate a 5-acre demonstration and production farm. We also maintain a small fundraising and operations office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We are an impact-driven organization with a deep commitment to ensuring that every program we design meets and responds to the unique needs of the communities we serve. Our team is flexible, innovative, and passionate about sparking lasting change.

    Position Overview:

    The Impact and Learning Manager is responsible for designing and implementing innovative ways to measure GHI’s overall impact on malnutrition and agricultural outcomes across our portfolio of projects. In addition, they are responsible for strengthening GHI’s routine monitoring procedures to ensure program teams are able to efficiently manage programmatic work. The Impact and Learning Manager initiates and prepares reports summarizing GHI’s progress, collaborating with program teams, communications and development staff, and the Board. The Impact and Learning Manager serves as the key contact for research and evaluation partnerships, and will also seek out new partnerships.

    The Impact and Learning Manager reports to the Executive Director and manages the M&E team, which consists of two permanent staff, a Global Health Corps fellow, and seven field agents. In addition, the Impact and Learning Manager will develop an Advisory Board of relevant, technical experts to provide feedback and help identify research and partnership opportunities.

    Job Duties:

    Develop efficient and effective internal M&E systems

    ● Strengthen GHI’s existing M&E systems in order to more effectively collect, analyze, and use data to understand program impact

    ● Identify new indicators and analysis methods that highlight impact and support continuous program improvement

    ● Develop frameworks to evaluate GHI’s impact across different projects, from short-term trainings to longer-term programs running in various locations across Rwanda

    ● Troubleshoot existing M&E tools (e.g. CommCare) and introduce new tools as needed

    ● Develop mechanisms to regularly check the quality and accuracy of data

    Provide learning and research leadership

    ● Support continual learning, reflection, and adaptive program planning and management across GHI leadership and staff

    ● Design exercises to improve evidence-based program planning and implementation

    ● Keep GHI leadership, program teams, and Board members apprised of key developments in relevant research and literature

    ● Build and steward an Advisory Board of technical experts

    ● Identify and manage external evaluation and research opportunities

    Communicate our impact

    ● Strengthen systems for disseminating findings and communicating impact across a variety of audiences, including Board members, donors, and external partners

    ● Manage the production of learning and research reports, thought papers, and blog posts that effectively showcase GHI’s work

    ● Serve as the lead for research and evaluation proposals and generally support proposal development

    ● Represent the organization in a variety of forums, particularly those that focus on the technical aspects of our work

    Qualifications:

    ● Postgraduate degree in a relevant field

    ● At least 3 years of experience developing and implementing M&E systems at the program level, including developing M&E plans, indicator tables, data collection tools, and building capacity of M&E staff

    ● Strong qualitative and quantitative skills required; prior experience with CommCare is a plus

    ● Experience in writing, editing, and preparing technical reports

    ● Demonstrated experience with fostering a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning culture

    ● Up-to-date knowledge of best practices in learning, evaluation, and impact assessment

    ● Experience in one or more of the relevant sectors (nutrition, agriculture, early childhood development etc.) preferred

    ● Demonstrated ability to mentor a multicultural team preferred

    To Apply:

    Send resume and cover letter to applyimpact@gardensforhealth.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    How to apply:

    Send resume and cover letter to applyimpact@gardensforhealth.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Rwanda: Partnerships Specialist, (NO-3),Fixed Term, Kigali, Rwanda, # 83793 (for Rwandan Nationals Only)

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 14 Aug 2018

    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

    The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity – not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

    The Partnerships Specialist will work on designing and successfully implementing long-term volunteer projects across the country. The Partnerships Specialist will also engage with private sector and explore partnership opportunities with corporates, multinational companies and CSOs.The Partnerships Specialist must be a seasoned professional in the field of external relations and partnership development. S/He must follow established procedures and is expected to make recommendations on strategies for engagement with the private sector and on volunteerism. The Partnership Specialist is accountable for quality, substantive input and ability to project a competent and trusted image of UNICEF to partners while successfully executing tasks assigned to her/him.

    How can you make a difference?

    The Partnerships Specialist reports to the Chief, Communication Advocacy and Partnerships. The purpose is to strengthen the organization’s collaboration with key stakeholders and provide an interface for environmental scanning, knowledge exchange, resource mobilization, and policy influence. S/He may also serve as a focal point and resource for colleagues on specific thematic areas of strategic relevance for partnership development and volunteerism. The key result is to ensure greater visibility for UNICEF and influence in support of its mission.

    Main responsibilities include:

  • Seeks and promotes new partnerships and resource mobilization, working with UNICEF colleagues to identify partnership and resource mobilization needs and broker resource mobilization agreements to meet those needs. Receives and screens inquiries from potential collaborators and facilitates communication with appropriate UNICEF staff. Scans and scouts external environment within designated partnership area for opportunities and risks and shares information in a timely fashion with relevant UNICEF staff. Provides strategic, logistical and programmatic support to senior management and other UNICEF staff in corporate engagement and interaction with assigned partners.
  • Develops and maintains deep knowledge and familiarity with current and prospective partners and relevant stakeholders, contributing to a database of key contacts and to UNICEF’s base of knowledge on partnership and resource mobilization. Expands UNICEF’s network of key interlocutors to build stronger relationships between UNICEF and governments, other key-decision makers, regional development institutions, foundations, the private sector, international financial institutions and/or relevant constituencies.
  • Develops and implements annual Volunteering and Partnership Engagement plans.
  • Acts as focal point for identification and pursuit of opportunities for Volunteering, outreach, engagement, policy influence and collaboration, including on how to anticipate and respond to partners’ concerns and priorities, ensure that UNICEF’s interests, perspectives, and knowledge are taken into account in relevant policy and institutional processes, and ensure that they are fully aware of UNICEF’s perspectives, policies, priorities and capabilities. Contribute to the development and management of initiatives for high-level outreach, including for UNICEF’s Senior Management.
  • Contributes to the development of new partnership, volunteer projects, and resource mobilization practices and approaches by formulating recommendations for action based on on-going monitoring, analyzing current trends within designated partners and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development.
  • Contributes to strategies for engagement and the development of communications products to enhance UNICEF’s visibility and influence with existing and prospective partners and key stakeholders by providing analysis of the current environment and trends and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development. Works closely with UNICEF’s colleagues to ensure that policy advocacy and outreach is strongly grounded in the experience and insights of the programmes that UNICEF’s supports. Contributes written inputs for communications instruments that best inform and influence decision makers.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the success of the team, including guiding, training, and coaching short-term staff, including interns and consultants, as needed.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An Advanced university in international development, public affairs, international relations, political science or other related field.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in external relations, liaison and/or any resource-mobilization related activities, preferably in an international organization is required.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and local language is an asset.
  • 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.

    The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Leading and Supervising (I)
  • Formulating strategies and Concepts (II) Â
  • Relating and Networking (II)
  • Persuading and Influencing (II)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (II)
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking (II)
  • View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    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:

    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.Please note that UNICEF does not charge any fee at any stage of recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees)

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515013

    Rwanda: Information Communication Technology Specialist, NO-3, FT, Kigali, Rwanda (For Rwandan Nationals Only)

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 12 Aug 2018

    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, Opportunity

    The ICT function supports UNICEF mission and strategic plan by enabling programme and operational effectiveness and efficiency through innovation, partnerships and providing ICT solutions and services in a timely, secure and safe manner.

    How can you make a difference?

  • Manage ICT function and provide technical and operational support
  • Manage ICT and supervise Staff to enable the implementation of corporate ICT priorities, solutions and services
  • Prepare ICT related plans, budget, set priorities and performance indicators as well as yearend assessment, reviews and reporting
  • Safeguard the physical and logical security and safety of ICT environment and ‘infrastructure
  • Provide quality assurance of projects and activities in accordance with ICT functional accountabilities
  • Monitor risks and threats to ICT environment or infrastructure and take appropriate action
  • Manage compliance and escalate exceptions (proactive) and deviations (reactive)
  • Manage ICT-related communication materials internally, from NYHQ, GSSC or regional office
  • Support the office business continuity plans development and ensure the inclusion of ICT inputs and perspective
  • Act as UNICEF focal point for inter-agency activities
  • Liaise with regional office, GSSC and ITSS to keep abreast of new initiatives and opportunities to innovate and modernize office operations and to contribute to the collective ICT evolution
  • Validate the compliance with the host government regulatory requirements vis-a-vis the Basic Cooperation Agreement (BCA), i.e., data collection of sensitive information or personally identifiable information (PII), telecommunications licenses, use of specialized equipment, such as HF/VHF radios, high-gain antennae, satellite phones, VSATs, VOIP, drones, etc.
  • Enhance collaboration, build internal and external relationships and capacity;
  • Participate in office management -CMT, operations and programme meetings to exercise the functional accountabilities of the ICT function;
  • Represent UNICEF ICT in inter-agency functions;
  • Support counterparts and implementing partners to build capacity and nurture independence;
  • Engage with programme sections, counterparts and implementing partners to form: technical and business reference groups” to identify, analyze, research and promote innovative and viable solutions;
  • Assist in oversight, assessment and audit of vendors, counterparts and implementing partners
  • Assist in the promotion of creativity and innovative thinking to re-engineer work processes and make the best use of technology within and outside UNICEF;
  • Support Supply and programme staff to establish local LTAs for leT-related programme contracts for services and products;
  • Conduct oversight of providers and third-parties of leT-related services and products to programme;
  • Study and understand the business requirements, i.e., PPP, RBM, HACT, etc. to improve the delivery of results;
  • Stay abreast of ICT trends, developments and best practices through professional development -journals, training, certification, etc.
  • Improve results delivery;
  • Build and strengthen relationships with counterparts, i.e., government, sister United Nations agencies, international nonprofit organizations (INGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs);
  • Promote the use of collaboration tools for knowledge management, capacity building and preserving institutional memory;
  • Lead the implementation of eTools and facilitate training workshops or clinics;
  • Work closely to facilitate HACT implementation with partnership managers, programme and operations staff;
  • Collaborate with the Risk Focal Point the risks and opportunities inclusion in the risk register and support stakeholders to address them;
  • Liaise with HQs, RO and other CO to share knowledge, experience; discuss opportunities and risks for the improved delivery of results;
  • Represent UNICEF ICT in One UN, Delivering as One and other UN reform initiatives.
  • Collaborate with C4D and use their advocacy, outreach and dissemination tools for better utilization of technology to advance the delivery of results;
  • Facilitate project management methodologies trainings and support the application by staff, counterparts and implementing partners;
  • Participate in person or remotely in UNICEF global, regional or country offices events and discussions to contribute results based management/programming.
  • Foster innovation.
  • Promote creativity and innovative thinking to re-engineer work processes and make the best use of technology within and outside UNICEF;
  • Evaluate innovation initiatives potential opportunities and possible risks to improve productivity, efficiency and effectiveness and share with senior management, regional office, ITSS and Innovation Division;
  • Establish a local governance board for the formal review and assessment of local innovation initiatives;
  • Ensure exist strategies are incorporated in all innovation initiatives prior to approval;
  • Implement approved innovative projects such as eTools, Rapid Pro, Ureport, etc
  • Support counterparts and implementing partners to implement approved innovation initiatives;
  • Facilitate TED-like events inviting local and international scholars, CEOs and technology gurus;
  • Connect academia to innovation opportunities, i.e., vocational schools, colleges and universities;
  • Work closely with Communication to promote to local philanthropists the benefits and rewards of innovation for their active participation, support and funding;
  • Engage the private sector to maximize the use of corporate social responsibility (CSR) resources for no-cost innovation initiatives, e.g., bulk telecommunications services at low cost or free during periods of underutilized resources.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An Advanced University Degree in computer science, software engineering, information technology management, business administration or other related social science field.
  • *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with seven years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in information technology management and business operations in a large international organization and/or corporation is required. Experience in a UN organization is an asset.
  • Certification and/or proven experience in one of these several ICT technical competencies: ICT Project Management, Business Analytics, Information Security, ICT Audit and Risk Management, Telecommunications, Networks Information Security and Software Engineering and Programming
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and local language is an asset.
  • 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.

    The technical competencies required for this post are….

    View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    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:

    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. Please note that UNICEF does not charge any fee at any stage of recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees)

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515011

    Rwanda: Technical Advisor

    Organization: Jhpiego
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

    Overview

    The Technical Advisor will provide technical leadership and project oversight in HIV Prevention among KPPs to the CDC funded project in Rwanda. The Technical Advisor will provide technical assistance at the national, regional, and district levels. This comprehensive project aims to implement evidence-based HIV prevention interventions among KPPs, including targeting sexual partners of FSW and MSM, in Rwanda. The project will operate over a 5-year period.

    The position will operate under the leadership of the Project Director and Jhpiego’s senior management team, and 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. The position will provide technical assistance to MOH/RBC in Rwanda to ensure evidence based policies, guidelines and interventions for KPPs and the wider HIV Prevention.

    This position is contingent upon award from CDC. Rwandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Responsibilities

    •Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and definition of appropriate project activities

    •Establish and implement a system to ensure technical quality of project activities

    •Develop and/or update evidence-based training materials, standards, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems needed for implementation of the Project to meet the needs of donor and the Government of Rwanda

    •Provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to:◦HIV counselling and testing, including self-testing, index testing and partner notification, and same day linkage to care and treatment adherence and retention support,

    ◦follow-up of HIV- negative KPs and PPs

    ◦voluntary male medical circumcision,

    ◦Other HIV prevention services as needed (PrEP, etc)

    ◦Mapping and population size estimates

    •Provide technical assistance for conducting site assessments and strengthening referral systems, in-service and/or pre-service education, and supportive supervision

    •Coordinate advocacy, demand generation, and policy support, across project sites as required

    •Lead the formulation of innovative approaches for scale up of KPP HIV services

    •Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing Jhpiego

    •Work with health care providers, local authorities, community members and project team members to identify clinical-based service delivery issues that impede access to care and uptake of services

    •Identify and implement appropriate facility- and community-based strategies to address HIV 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

    •Work closely with the Project Director 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 HIV prevention services 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

    •Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for HIV prevention services

    •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 CDC 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 MOH, CDC, 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 5 years’ experience applying HIV prevention, care and/or treatment strategies, two of which should be targeted to key and vulnerable populations

    •At least 7 years’ experience in implementing and/or providing technical assistance of $1.5 million per year in donor-funded projects and in the design and implementation of overseas health projects; preferably in Rwanda

    •Demonstrated experience training clinical and community-based healthcare workers on HIV prevention services

    •Demonstrated experience providing capacity building assistance at individual and organizational levels

    •Skilled in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery projects; training; pre-service education; performance and quality improvement; monitoring and evaluation

    •Demonstrated experience with a mix of practical technical skills necessary for strengthening HIV prevention, care and treatment service delivery at the regional, national, clinical and community-level

    •Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Rwandan healthcare system, particularly the public health system, experience living and working in Rwanda preferred

    •Familiarity with CDC’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 CDC, 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

    •Proficiency in Microsoft Office

    •Ability to travel nationally to project sites

    How to apply:

    Please apply at www.jobs-jhpiego.icims.com
    Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

    For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at www.jhpiego.org

    Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

    Rwanda: Programme Manager – Rwanda

    Organization: Tearfund
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 12 Aug 2018

    Tearfund in Rwanda is looking for a highly competent and experienced programme manager, to support the Rwanda Country Lead in managing existing programme portfolio and its planned expansion in line with Tearfund Country Strategy. The role involves managing, developing and supporting capacity development for staff and partners, as well as managing a significant and growing programme budget. The successful candidate will have experience of managing large multi-sectoral institutional donor funded projects.

    Tearfund also place great importance on recruiting a programme manager who has a practical commitment to Tearfund's values, vision and mission when working alongside Tearfund's partner organisations in the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects.

    The role will scope, develop and implement a strategy to meet humanitarian needs through partner organisations with responsibility for project implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project activities, delivering accountability and compliance commitments and supporting the collation of internal and external narrative and financial donor reports and the management of related staff in the team.

    Excellent written and spoken skills in the English language is indispensable to this role and an advanced knowledge of French is essential. A university degree in a relevant sector of humanitarian/development work and proven experience in project management (including needs assessments, proposal development experience, monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning) and people management are a prerequisite.

    The candidate must also be able to travel within the country for work, with remote supervision to tight timeframes. Tearfund is a faith based organisation and applicants must share our statement of faith.

    This is a fixed term position for 2 years. Salary: 20,212,871 Rwandan Francs per annum.

    All applicants must have the right to live and work in Rwanda. The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safe-guarding issues.

    How to apply:

    http://jobs.tearfund.org/tearfund/jobs/vacancy/programme-manager—rwanda-1436/1462/description/

    Rwanda: C/Can 2025 City Programme Manager, Kigali

    Organization: Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

    C/Can 2025 City Programme Manager, Kigali

    Job Title: C/Can 2025 City Programme Manager, Kigali
    Report To: C/Can 2025 Africa Regional Director
    Location: Remote from Kigali, Rwanda
    Availability: From September, 2018

    About ‘C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge’
    In January 2017, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) launched an ambitious new initiative C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge, to support cities to design, plan and implement cancer treatment solutions that meet the needs of their citizens and the national priorities for cancer control. Our ambition is to build a collective movement of cities supported by a network of global and local partners to deliver quality, equitable and sustainable cancer treatment solutions.

    C/Can 2025 began implementing activities in four “Key Learning Cities” across the globe — Asunción, Cali, Yangon and Kumasi — providing them with extensive support and technical assistance, learning how best to work with cities, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Based on this learning, C/Can 2025 is developing a model that can be scaled up to a larger group of “Challenge Cities” with 1+ million populations and the capacity to implement the C/Can 2025 process with a model adapted from the Key Learning Cities. In this model, city stakeholders take additional responsibility for managing and supporting the initiative. In May 2018, C/Can 2025 formally launched this next phase of the initiative, with the announcement of Kigali, Rwanda as one of the first Challenge Cities. The city of Kigali was among those to respond to UICC’s call to action in November 2017, inviting cities that are committed to improving access to quality cancer treatment and care to apply to become C/Can 2025 Challenge Cities.

    As a Challenge City, over a two year period, Kigali will:
     Identify and engage all relevant stakeholders in the C/Can 2025 process including government, civil society, academia, healthcare facilities and professionals, private sector;
     Undertake a city-wide assessment to identify current gaps and needs for developing sustainable cancer care solutions in the city;
     Prioritise and develop activity plans as appropriate;
     Be supported to identify appropriate channels for technical assistance, partnerships/collaboration locally and internationally, one-off investments, and/or longer term financing solutions to support implementation of the city plan;
     Develop a framework to monitor and evaluate progress and impact.

    Position Overview
    UICC is seeking a consultant to manage and coordinate activities in one of our first “Challenge Cities”, Kigali, Rwanda. This position will support city-level implementation of C/Can 2025 by providing on-site administrative and logistical support to key city stakeholders participating in the C/Can 2025 initiative in Kigali. The consultant will serve as primary liaison between Kigali stakeholders and the C/Can 2025 regional and global team. This position reports to the Africa Regional Director as primary supervisor. The incumbent will also receive direction and guidance from senior members of the C/Can 2025 global team in specific areas of activity where appropriate.

    The C/Can 2025 City Programme Manager, Kigali will:

    Summary of ResponsibilitiesProject management**
     Serve as primary liaison officer at the city-level on behalf of the C/Can 2025 initiative.
     Coordinate all major local project activities, in close collaboration with C/Can 2025 staff, city government, regional government, and ministry of health officials.
     Ensure that all key tasks required of the working groups are completed according to jointly agreed timelines. This includes overseeing, monitoring and supporting the data collection associated with the needs assessment and further implementation of the priority activities.
     Provide insight and feedback to UICC and external consultants on dynamics, process and flow of discussions among the stakeholder group; identify any potential challenges or conflicts.
     Support communications between C/Can 2025 global and regional teams with city, regional, and national stakeholders.
     Identify and report any specific project risks, including governance, operational, financial or external risks, to the Regional Director that may impact the success of C/Can 2025 and undertake a regular risk assessment of the project in Kigali.
     Other programmatic tasks as required.

    Logistical and administrative support
     Provide logistical and administrative support to the local stakeholder group, which will include representatives of City Government, UICC Members, Ministry of Health, Hospitals, and Academia among others.
     Convene and run all face-to-face meetings, workshops and teleconferences of the stakeholder group.
     Provide administrative and logistical support for all local C/Can meetings and activities (e.g. securing hotels, meeting venues, local transportation, airport transfers, etc.), including assistance to the C/Can 2025 team during all visits to Kigali.
     Prepare and disseminate any/all relevant materials including meeting agendas, background research and epidemiological data, etc.
     Record discussions and take notes at all Executive Committee and stakeholder meetings and provide reports as required to the Regional Director for Africa.

    Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting
     Draft and submit a Kigali City Cancer Profile within the first 6 weeks of appointment and update as required, including a brief overview of the Brazilian health system.
     Prepare and submit quarterly and annual monitoring reports based on the C/Can 2025 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) framework.
     Liaise with the C/Can 2025 MEL manager on the development of case studies, best practices, and other learning materials.
     Prepare and submit regular written summary reports of activities to Regional Director for Africa.
     Provide updates to the Head of City Engagement where requested.

    Skills and Competencies
     Mid-to-Senior Level Healthcare or management professional with at least 10-15 years experience managing public health initiatives. Experience facilitating cross-sector collaboration with government and civil society organizations on cancer care and treatment efforts considered an advantage.
     Advanced degree in a relevant health, public policy, or international development field required; project management certification considered a plus.
     Self-starter, ability to work independently in remote environment with minimal supervision.
     In-depth understanding and experience working on public health initiatives in Rwanda. Preference given to candidates with prior experience working in the area of cancer control or non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention.
     Demonstrated track record of engaging and cultivating relationships with a wide array of global, regional and local stakeholders including government representatives.
     Strong internet and technological skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook and Skype.
     Excellent communication and diplomatic skills.
     Outstanding organizational and planning abilities.
     Ability to undertake periodic regional and international travel as appropriate including to C/Can 2025 Key Learning City – Kumasi, Ghana.
     Oral and written fluency in English. Working proficiency in French considered an advantage.

    How to apply:

    Applications
    Applicants must be eligible to work in Rwanda. Preference will be given to those based in Kigali.
    Send your CV and motivation letter explaining how you think your skills and experience make you a strong candidate for this position and CV to careers@uicc.org.
    Deadline for applications: 31 July 2018
    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.