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    Organization: American Red Cross
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 19 May 2017

    DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:

    The American Red Cross' International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. With programs and partners in 70 countries, the American Red Cross works to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent Network in order to deliver critical assistance to some of the most vulnerable communities in the world, reaching 100 million people annually.

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The American Red Cross seeks to build response readiness capacity throughout the Asia, Middle East and Europe (AMEE) region, specifically to implement Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) at scale in emergencies. To support this initiative, the American Red Cross seeks an experienced Regional Response Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) Advisor to manage emergency cash based programming and to provide technical support to National Societies and the Federation in the assigned region.

    This position will be based at the National Headquarters office in Washington, DC with extensive travel throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Europe (up to 50% of time). The position reports to the Cash Transfer Program Manager.

    PRIMARY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Focus & Direction:

    • Manage the successful delivery of cash transfer programming in AMEE through support to National Societies (NS) and cooperation with the Federation, ICRC and other Participating National Societies (PNS).
    • Provide strategic direction and operational management leadership for ARC supported cash based programs in the region. The primary focus of the advisor will be developing cash readiness of selected partners ensuring that CTP can be successfully mainstreamed.
    • Guide the integration of cash transfer programming within disaster response and preparedness plans, coordinate deployment of specialized staff, and provide direct technical support when appropriate.
    • Ensure that donor obligations are met and that the American Red Cross proactively captures program outcomes and learning.

    Strategy Implementation**:**

    • Responsible for supporting NSs in the region in response readiness, specifically the focus of implementation of Cash Transfer Programming in AMEE in close coordination with key stakeholders.
    • Advise on adjustments to the CTP strategy for assigned region as on-going work and input from National Societies, Participating National Societies, the Federation and other key stakeholders provide additional insight.

    Mainstream CTP into Response Readiness**:**

    • Coordinate with key Red Cross Red Crescent Movement stakeholder to support the mainstreaming of cash based programming into National Society and Federation response readiness. This including providing CTP trainings, supporting mainstreaming of CTP into contingency/preparedness plans, adapting global CTP tools to each National Society, and development of most relevant payment mechanisms and related contracts with each National Society and the Federation.
    • Support overall emergency response readiness of selected partners to ensure that CTP can be successfully mainstreamed including policy development, building external disaster management (DM) relationships, investing in DM resources (responders, trainings, roster management, funding, supplies, etc.), improving DM information management (technology, data management, analysis, etc.), and streamlining DM systems and business operations.

    Red Cross Movement CTP Tools Development**:**

    • In coordination with ARC’s Cash Transfer Programming team, the Federation and the Movement CTP Peer Working Group, contribute to the operationalization and development of global CTP tools including Beneficiary Registration database, Cash in Emergencies Toolkit, Payment Mechanism Toolkits and CTP Practical Trainings. Disseminate the tools regionally and provide feedback on the appropriateness, effectiveness and usefulness of the tools.

    Project Management**:**

    • Supervise and manage a diverse portfolio of cash-based readiness projects in the assigned region, in regular coordination with American Red Cross field offices.

    Training & Capacity Building for CTP Implementers**:**

    • Provide on-boarding, hands on training, mentoring and remote technical backstopping for a variety of CTP implementers working on cash based projects in the region.

    Information Sharing**:**

    • Document the CTP Preparedness process, and draft case studies and project factsheets to profile the work of the National Societies and the CTP unit highlighting good practice and lessons learnt. S
    • hare and disseminate CTP news, documentation and training opportunities that exist within and outside the Movement.

    Response Deployment**:**

    • Deploy to hardship emergency response operations as required.

    Regional Movement Cash Working Group**:**

    • In partnership with the Federation and other Movement partners, support the convening of the Regional Movement Cash Working Group focused on sharing lessons learned, coordinating on-going work within the Movement, localizing/contextualizing global tools, and sharing lessons learned.

    Liaison and Representation**:**

    • Serve as technical focal point for CTP for the American Red Cross in the assigned region and liaise with the wider humanitarian community to ensure the use of cash and the payment mechanisms followed are shared and coordinated.
    • Represent the American Red Cross at Regional CaLP meetings and events, Regional Movement CTP meetings and events and other meetings or events as requested.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in relative area required. Master’s Degree preferred.
    • Minimum of 5 years relevant international (field-based) experience in disaster response, project design, monitoring and evaluation, participatory needs assessment, data collection and analysis.
    • Minimum 2 years field-based experience in designing, implementing and monitoring conditional or unconditional cash transfer programs, coaching staff and facilitating training.
    • Experience in or familiarity with disaster management or response in humanitarian operations essential; Demonstrated experience in assessment that includes needs, market, and CTP feasibility considerations; Proven capacity-building experience with NS or equivalent, delivering trainings and providing on the job training and coaching.
    • Experience supervising, training, and mentoring staff. Red Cross experience strongly preferred, especially experience in working with a National Society or working within the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
    • Sound knowledge of and commitment to, a holistic approach to disaster management, with a strong understanding of preparedness, response, and recovery with proven experience in cash-based programming.
    • This position will be based in Washington, DC and will require approximately 50% international travel.
    • Must possess strong personal integrity, professionalism, and ability to adapt to changing situations.

    How to apply:

    https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Washington-DC/Re...


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    Organization: American Red Cross
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 30 Jun 2017

    The American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. In the coming years the American Red Cross will deepen and expand its programming around the world while also working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent network, in order to deliver vital help and hope to some of the most vulnerable communities.

    The American Red Cross (ARC) seeks a Technical Advisor, Preparedness and ICTs for the Preparedness Services directorate which includes the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) and the support to Preparedness activities in the ARC’s International Services Department (ISD). The GDPC is a reference center, hosted by ARC in coordination with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). It offers support services to the global Red Cross/Red Crescent network in areas related to disaster preparedness and innovative solutions for national societies for knowledge management, research and technical assistance.

    This position supports the implementation of strategic projects and broad, cross-cutting, initiatives of the GDPC including and primarily the Universal App Program. This position will provide technical oversight and support the coordination and dissemination of innovative programs of the GDPC including, but not limited to, new technologies, social media and community engagement. This position will contribute to networking and collaboration on multi-stakeholder initiatives in close coordination with other elements of the GDPC and ISD. Additionally, this position will contribute to the GDPC’s knowledge management efforts by supporting research, and facilitating data collection, analysis and dissemination. The Disaster Preparedness Associate will report directly to the Manager for Preparedness Tools and Services with matrixed support to the Response and Recovery directorates.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Provide technical support to Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (RC/RC) participating in GDPC Universal App Program.

    • Contribute thought leadership and technical input to preparedness topics related to the use of technology and new innovative practices especially in the areas of national societies tools and support to American Red Cross programs internationally.

    • Manage app development monthly cycle with RC/RC focal points providing orientation, technical guidance and troubleshooting throughout the process and after app release.

    • Coordinates communications with collaborators including high level leadership of national societies, colleagues at the IFRC Zone Offices and Secretariat, and other IFRC reference centers in support of app development and other GDPC initiatives

    • Works with Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (RC/RC) and their government counterparts on disaster preparedness projects including app development, sourcing of data feeds for alerting and other program related activities.

    • Maintain oversite of the app program’s customer relationship management (CRM) system ensuring all stakeholders’ information and communication history are up-to-date.

    • Facilitate contributions toward the knowledge management strategies and practices of the GDPC (e.g. sharing of good practices, lessons learned, impact evaluations, website, etc)

    • Support ongoing information management needs – collection, dissemination, application, evaluation and adaption - as they pertain to the GDPC.

    Secondary Responsibilities:

    • In coordination with GDPC staff, other ISD teams and the global Red Cross/Red Crescent network, maintain visibility on best practices in disaster preparedness. This may include piloting projects to test viability, functionality, etc.

    • Represent the GDPC at both internal and external events or on panels, forums, etc. as needed.

    • Contribute toward the development and evolution of the GDPC business plan

    • Assist with GDPC reporting as needed

    • Perform other job-related duties, as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    • BA plus 5 years professional experience in mobile technology for disaster management, ICTs, humanitarian assistance or a related field. MA and international experience preferred.

    • Understanding of and experience working with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

    • Experience and comfort working with new technologies including mobile apps, social media, and other creative solutions for productivity.

    • High comfort level using new technologies and open source tools.

    • Excellent communication skills including strong writing and analytical skills

    • Excellent interpersonal skills and diplomacy

    • Excellent attention to detail and initiative to problem-solve

    • Experience training or coaching of staff on new technologies

    • Ability to multi-task in a high pressure team environment

    • Ability to respond to needs of diverse client base

    • Flexibility to meet unpredictable business needs, including occasionally working long hours and on weekends

    • Demonstrate willingness to do basic research and administrative support depending on daily priorities

    • Experience living and working in a diverse or international environment preferred

    • Working knowledge of French, Spanish, Arabic or Russian preferred

    • Familiarity with Salesforce preferred.

    • Travel up to 25%.

    The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


    How to apply:

    https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Washington-DC/Technical-Advisor--Disaster-Preparedness--Telecommute-_RC8891-1


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    Organization: American Red Cross
    Country: Philippines
    Closing date: 02 Jun 2017

    Position Purpose:
    The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in partnership with the American Red Cross (ARC) seek a qualified Community Resilience Officer for an ongoing proposal for a 4-year Urban Climate Change Resilience project implemented in La Trinidad Municipality in the Philippines.

    Position Scope:
    The Community Resilience Officer will lead the community-level capacity needs assessment and community-led resilience planning process. The Community Resilience Officer will develop a guidebook allowing for replication of the process in future projects. The Community Resilience Officer will develop training modules for local partners on key resilience topics. The Community Resilience Officer will prepare and implement sustainability plans, ensuring that community-led projects are sustained. The Community Resilience Officer will contribute to knowledge sharing activities both domestically and regionally.

    Position Duration:
    August 2017 – October 2021

    Position Location:
    Manila, Philippines with domestic travel within the Philippines

    Position Qualifications:
    • Masters or Bachelors degree in international development, disaster risk reduction, or related field
    • Minimum 10 years experience in community climate change adaptation or DRR activities
    • Demonstrated project management experience
    • Familiarity with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement preferred
    • Fluency in English and Tagalog required


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should submit their application material by June 2, 2017 to the following email: jobs.prc.ttl@gmail.com. The application should include:

    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Rate Sheet
      The curriculum vitae should concisely summarize prior experiences relevant to the aforementioned posting. The rate sheet should include daily rates for the previous 12 months of work. We thank you in advance for understanding that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next step in the application process.

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    Organization: American Red Cross
    Country: Philippines
    Closing date: 02 Jun 2017

    Position Purpose:
    The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in partnership with the American Red Cross (ARC) seek a qualified Community Resilience Officer for an ongoing proposal for a 4-year Urban Climate Change Resilience project implemented in Malay Municipality in the Philippines.

    Position Scope:
    The Community Resilience Officer will lead the community-level capacity needs assessment and community-led resilience planning process. The Community Resilience Officer will develop a guidebook allowing for replication of the process in future projects. The Community Resilience Officer will develop training modules for local partners on key resilience topics. The Community Resilience Officer will prepare and implement sustainability plans, ensuring that community-led projects are sustained. The Community Resilience Officer will contribute to knowledge sharing activities both domestically and regionally.

    Position Duration:
    August 2017 – October 2021

    Position Location:
    Manila, Philippines with domestic travel within the Philippines

    Position Qualifications:
    • Masters or Bachelors degree in international development, disaster risk reduction, or related field
    • Minimum 10 years experience in community climate change adaptation or DRR activities
    • Demonstrated project management experience
    • Familiarity with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement preferred
    • Fluency in English and Tagalog required


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should submit their application material by June 2, 2017 to the following email: jobs.prc.ttl@gmail.com. The application should include:

    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Rate Sheet
      The curriculum vitae should concisely summarize prior experiences relevant to the aforementioned posting. The rate sheet should include daily rates for the previous 12 months of work. We thank you in advance for understanding that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next step in the application process.

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    Organization: American Red Cross
    Country: Philippines
    Closing date: 02 Jun 2017

    Position Purpose:
    The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in partnership with the American Red Cross (ARC) seek a qualified Monitoring and Evaluation Expert for an ongoing proposal for a 4-year Urban Climate Change Resilience project implemented in Malay and La Trinidad Municipalities in the Philippines.

    Position Scope:
    The Monitoring and Evaluation Expert will ensure quality, accountability, and learning in support of the community capacity needs assessment, community-led resilience planning, community project implementation, and sustainability planning processes. The Monitoring and Evaluation Expert will additionally lead knowledge sharing activities both domestically and regionally and support the production of knowledge products.

    Position Duration:
    August 2017 – October 2021

    Position Location:
    Manila, Philippines with domestic travel within the Philippines

    Position Qualifications:
    • Masters or Bachelors degree in statistics, economics, computer science or related field
    • Minimum 5 years experience in M&E of development projects, preferable in the area of urban climate change resilience, urban management, or related sector
    • Demonstrated project management experience
    • Familiarity with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement preferred
    • Fluency in English and Tagalog required


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should submit their application material by June 2, 2017 to the following email: jobs.prc.ttl@gmail.com. The application should include:

    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Rate Sheet
      The curriculum vitae should concisely summarize prior experiences relevant to the aforementioned posting. The rate sheet should include daily rates for the previous 12 months of work. We thank you in advance for understanding that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next step in the application process.

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    Organization: American Red Cross
    Country: Philippines
    Closing date: 02 Jun 2017

    Position Purpose:
    The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in partnership with the American Red Cross (ARC) seek a qualified Community Mapping Specialist for an ongoing proposal for a 4-year Urban Climate Change Resilience project implemented in Malay and La Trinidad Municipalities in the Philippines.

    Position Scope:
    The Community Mapping Specialist will support community capacity needs assessment and community mobilization activities. The Community Mapping Specialist will support the community-led resilience planning process and will support the development of a guidebook allowing for replication of the process in future projects. The Community Mapping Specialist will lead major community hazard mapping activites, helping ensure that implemented infrastructure projects are appropriately placed. The Community Mapping Specialist will additionally contribute to knowledge sharing activities both domestically and regionally.

    Position Duration:
    August 2017 – October 2021

    Position Location:
    Manila, Philippines with domestic travel within the Philippines

    Position Qualifications:
    • Masters or Bachelors degree in international development, geography, demography, or related field
    • Minimum 5 years experience in supporting communities in mapping hazards
    • Demonstrated project management experience
    • Familiarity with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement preferred
    • Fluency in English and Tagalog required


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should submit their application material by June 2, 2017 to the following email: jobs.prc.ttl@gmail.com. The application should include:

    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Rate Sheet
      The curriculum vitae should concisely summarize prior experiences relevant to the aforementioned posting. The rate sheet should include daily rates for the previous 12 months of work. We thank you in advance for understanding that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next step in the application process.

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    Organization: American Red Cross
    Country: Philippines
    Closing date: 02 Jun 2017

    Position Purpose:
    The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in partnership with the American Red Cross (ARC) seek a qualified Project Engineer for an ongoing proposal for a 4-year Urban Climate Change Resilience project implemented in Malay and La Trinidad Municipalities in the Philippines.

    Position Scope:
    The Project Engineer will supervise the construction of infrastructure projects identified through a community-led planning process and will ensure that all infrastructure projects are completed to national and international standards of quality. The Project Engineer with support the development of sustainability plans for long term maintenance of infrastructure projects and will contribute to knowledge sharing activities both domestically and regionally.

    Position Duration:
    August 2017 – October 2021

    Position Location:
    Manila, Philippines with domestic travel within the Philippines

    Position Qualifications:
    • Masters or Bachelors degree in civil, structural, or related engineering field
    • Minimum 10 years experience supervising community level infrastructure projects
    • Demonstrated project management experience
    • Familiarity with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement preferred
    • Fluency in English and Tagalog required


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should submit their application material by June 2, 2017 to the following email: jobs.prc.ttl@gmail.com. The application should include:

    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Rate Sheet
      The curriculum vitae should concisely summarize prior experiences relevant to the aforementioned posting. The rate sheet should include daily rates for the previous 12 months of work. We thank you in advance for understanding that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next step in the application process.

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    Organization: American Red Cross
    Country: Philippines
    Closing date: 02 Jun 2017

    Position Purpose:
    The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in partnership with the American Red Cross (ARC) seek a qualified Livelihoods Expert for an ongoing proposal for a 4-year Urban Climate Change Resilience project implemented in Malay and La Trinidad Municipalities in the Philippines.

    Position Scope:
    The Livelihoods Expert will support the community capacity needs assessment process and will play a significant role in the development of community-led resilience plans. The Livelihoods Expert will additionally support the development of a guidebook allowing for replication of the process in future projects. The Livelihoods Expert will oversee any Livelihoods related projects identified during the community-led resilience planning process, helping ensure that the projects are completed to national and international standards of quality. The Livelihoods Expert will additionally contribute to knowledge sharing activities both domestically and regionally.

    Position Duration:
    August 2017 – October 2021

    Position Location:
    Manila, Philippines with domestic travel within the Philippines

    Position Qualifications:
    • Masters or Bachelors degree in business, economics, finance or related field
    • Minimum 10 years experience in supporting members of urban communities in developing/diversifying livelihoods to decrease climate sensitivity/increase economic resilience
    • Demonstrated project management experience
    • Familiarity with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement preferred
    • Fluency in English and Tagalog required


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should submit their application material by June 2, 2017 to the following email: jobs.prc.ttl@gmail.com. The application should include:

    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Rate Sheet
      The curriculum vitae should concisely summarize prior experiences relevant to the aforementioned posting. The rate sheet should include daily rates for the previous 12 months of work. We thank you in advance for understanding that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next step in the application process.

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    Organization: American Red Cross
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 31 Jul 2017

    The American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. In the coming years the American Red Cross will deepen and expand its preparedness programming around the world while also working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent network, in order to deliver vital help and hope to some of the most vulnerable communities.

    The American Red Cross (ARC) seeks a Manager, Disaster Preparedness Rules and Tools within ARC’s International Services Department (ISD) and Preparedness Directorate. The role also is a key technical leader in the Global Disaster Preparedness Center. The GDPC is a reference center, hosted by ARC in coordination with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). It offers support services to the global Red Cross/Red Crescent network in areas related to disaster preparedness and innovative solutions for national societies for knowledge management, research and technical assistance.

    This position manages a small team of technical experts in different aspects of disaster preparedness, and coordinates technical input on American Red Cross programs and provides input on strategic projects and broad, cross-cutting, initiatives of the GDPC. This position leads the efforts to identify and define the doctrinal aspects of Preparedness activities of the American Red Cross while working to identify scalable tools that will benefit the entire RC/RC network. This position will support coordination and dissemination of innovative programs of the GDPC including, but not limited to, new technologies, social media and community engagement. This position will contribute to networking and collaboration on multi-stakeholder initiatives in close coordination with other elements of the GDPC and ISD. Additionally, this position will contribute to the GDPC’s knowledge management efforts by supporting research, and facilitating data collection, analysis and dissemination. The Manager, Disaster Preparedness Tools and Services will report directly to the Director of Preparedness Programs.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Manage the Preparedness Programs technical staff.
    • Provide technical leadership including the definition of doctrine and processes for preparedness unit.
    • Provide technical support to American Red Cross Preparedness Programs.
    • Provide technical support to Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (RC/RC) participating in GDPC.
    • Represent ISD and Preparedness unit at technical meetings and conferences.
    • Coordinates communications with collaborators including high level leadership of national societies, colleagues at the IFRC Zone Offices and Secretariat, and other IFRC reference centers in support of preparedness activities and GDPC initiatives.
    • Support innovative agenda of GDPC and preparedness unit.
    • Works with Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (RC/RC) and their government counterparts on disaster preparedness projects.
    • Facilitate contributions toward the knowledge management strategies and practices for the preparedness unit and the GDPC (e.g. sharing of good practices, lessons learned, impact evaluations, website, etc)
    • Support ongoing information management needs – collection, dissemination, application, evaluation and adaption - as they pertain to the GDPC.
    • In coordination with GDPC staff, other ISD teams and the global Red Cross/Red Crescent network, maintain visibility on good practices in disaster preparedness. This may include piloting projects to test viability, functionality, etc.
    • Represent the GDPC at both internal and external events or on panels, forums, etc. as needed.

    Secondary Responsibilities:

    • Contribute toward the development and evolution of the preparedness unit’s goals including the GDPC business plan.
    • Assist with reporting as needed for all program activities.
    • Perform other job-related duties, as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    • Four year degree plus a minimum 7 years professional experience in disaster management, humanitarian assistance or a related field with a minimum of 3 years of experience in a managerial role required.
    • Masters degree in international development or related field is preferred.
    • Understanding of and experience working with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
    • Experience and comfort working with new technologies including mobile apps, social media, and other creative solutions for productivity.
    • Excellent communication skills including strong writing and analytical skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and diplomacy
    • Excellent attention to detail and initiative to problem-solve
    • Ability to multi-task in a high pressure team environment
    • Ability to respond to needs of diverse client base
    • Flexibility to meet unpredictable business needs, including occasionally working long hours and on weekends
    • Demonstrate willingness to do basic research and administrative support depending on daily priorities
    • Experience living and working in a diverse or international environment preferred
    • Working knowledge of French, Spanish, Arabic or Russian preferred
    • Ability to travel internationally up to 25%.

    How to apply:

    https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Washington-DC/Manager--Preparedness-Tools-and-Services_RC9510


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    Organization: American Red Cross
    Country: Philippines
    Closing date: 17 Aug 2017

    Background

    TTL Program Background

    The Tindog Tabang Leyteno (TTL) program is a 3.5 year USD 20 million program collaboratively implemented by the American Red Cross (ARC) in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) towards the promotion of community resilience in areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The goal of the TTL program is “to contribute to building safe and resilient communities by identifying and addressing various factors that will help people sustainably rebuild their lives, livelihoods and assets while ensuring that future climate, environmental and disaster related risks are addressed and/or minimized.” The project strives to reach this goal through three objectives: “to increase PRC capacity in community based recovery and preparedness to enhance community resilience”, “to increase communities’ capacity to adopt resilient practices”, and “to increase household and community access to safer and more sustainable infrastructure and resources”. Although the program is implemented in an integrated fashion, program activities generally fall into one of six sectors: Shelter, Infrastructure, Livelihoods, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health, or Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). To better understand community needs the program uses a community-driven approach in which decision-making is led by Barangay Recovery Committees (BRC). These BRCs serve as key points of contact between the program and community and are instrumental in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of program interventions. A detailed description of sectoral interventions implemented to-date follows below:

    Shelter sector interventions include the Core, Shelter Retrofitting Assistance (SRA), and IDEALS programs. The Core program is intended for households with severely damaged homes and provides households with one of two PRC approved core shelter designs in addition to a latrine and provision of training on Safe Shelter Construction Techniques (SST). The SRA program provides households with moderately damaged homes with a cash grant, in-kind construction materials, technical oversight, and training on SST. The IDEALS program provides legal support for households with tenuous land rights towards improved land tenure.

    Infrastructure sector interventions include the construction of Community Solar Lights, Multi-Purpose Halls, Community Drainage Systems, and a Stepped Pathway. All infrastructure projects were identified through the Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) process and are included in the communities’ Community Action Plans (CAP). Infrastructure selected for support were chosen based on a mix of community needs, interests, vulnerability, and capacity.

    Livelihoods sector interventions include the CCG Program, Agri-Extension Program, Skills Training and Enterprise Development (STED) Program, and the Community Managed Livelihood Program (CMLP). Through the CCG Program, households who lost productive assets during Typhoon Haiyan were provided conditional cash grants for the recovery of their livelihoods. These households were required to provide a proposal outlining their plan for replacement of assets and expenditure of granted funds were closely monitored against the initial proposal. The Agri-Extension Program provides households with agricultural production and marketing trainings for swine, poultry, fisheries, and vegetable producers. Following the trainings, households are then eligible to receive farm inputs or a cash grant to support the utilization of the production techniques learned during the training. The Skills Training and Enterprise Development (STED) program provides out-of-school youth with formalized skills training courses through local accredited technical institutions. Courses identified include welding, cooking, automotive, carpentry, and plumbing courses. Following the completion of the training courses, individuals are provided toolkits or cash grants towards the achievement of employment. The Community Managed Livelihoods Program (CMLP) provides established community groups and associations with cash grants towards the purchase of income-generating productive assets and with trainings towards the improvement of the group’s functioning.

    WASH sector interventions include the Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) Program, Child Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (CHAST) Program, and the construction of water systems and latrines at the community and household levels. The PHAST program is a participatory process that seeks to address the major hygiene and sanitation issues faced by the community. The program provides trainings to community members on good hygiene and sanitation practices and supports the identification of hardware interventions required within the community. The CHAST program is similar to the PHAST program but focuses on schools and seeks to address the major hygiene and sanitation issues faced by schools. The program provides trainings to students on good hygiene and sanitation practices and supports the identification of hardware interventions required within the schools. Based on the hardware needs identified by the PHAST and CHAST programs, the WASH sector provides Level-1, Level-2, and Level-3 water systems within the community as well as providing latrines at the household level.

    The Health sector interventions includes the Community Based Health and First Aid (CBHFA) Program is a participatory process that seeks to address the major health issues faced by the community. The program provides trainings to community members on good health practices and supports the identification of interventions required within the community to promote good health.

    The DRR sector interventions includes the Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) Program, Contingency Planning Program, Household Preparedness Planning Program, and DRR in Schools Program. The CBDRR Program is a participatory process that seeks to raise awareness of key DRR concepts within the community. The program provides trainings to community members on good DRR practices and supports the development of a community disaster risk reduction plan. The Contingency Planning Program works with communities to develop the Contingency Plans for the major hazards faced by the community. The Household Preparedness Planning Program works with households to develop household preparedness plans. The DRR in Schools Program works with schools to help train students and teachers on key DRR concepts

    TTL Program Scope and Reach

    The TTL program is currently operating in 4 municipalities and 23 barangays across Leyte Province in the Philippines. The targeted barangays are mostly non-contiguous and include densely populated urban barangays as well as remote rural barangays. Currently there are around 28,000 direct beneficiaries and an estimated 30,000 indirect beneficiaries.

    TTL Program Stakeholders

    In addition to donors and community members and government officials in the 23 targeted barangays, program stakeholders include ARC National Head Quarters staff, PRC National Head Quarters staff, PRC Haiyan Task Force Leyte Chapter staff, and PRC Leyte Chapter staff. The program also works in close coordination with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) and 14 other partnering national societies operating under the movement.

    TTL Program Surveys To-Date

    To date there have been three major data collection efforts conducted by the TTL program including an initial household profiling of all households within the TTL target areas, a baseline survey, and an evaluation of the program’s cash-based Shelter Retrofitting Assistance (SRA) program. A detailed description of each of these data collection efforts follows below:

    TTL Program Household Profiling

    The TTL program has previously conducted a census-based household survey of 5,706 households within the 23 barangays. Data collected included basic socio-economic data. This census-level data has been essential in providing data for beneficiary selection for program interventions and was used for the creation of beneficiary identification cards that are the backbone of the TTL program monitoring systems. These beneficiary identification cards have allowed for complete and efficient reporting and have allowed program managers to better understand the integration of program activities.

    TTL Program Baseline Survey

    The TTL program has previously conducted a baseline survey in August 2015 with data collected through a household-level survey administered to 563 households selected through simple random sampling with one-stage stratification by municipality. The baseline survey sought to enable the eventual assessment of the program’s effectiveness and impact against the outcome and goal level indicators included in the program logical framework.

    Shelter Retrofitting Assistance Evaluation

    The TTL program has previously conducted an evaluation of its Shelter Retrofitting Assistance (SRA) program which to-date has provided 3,459 households with cash grants averaging 426.30 USD per household and corrugated galvanized iron sheets averaging 12.82 per household. The SRA program has additionally trained 3,321 individuals on safe shelter techniques (SST). As the SRA program approached its end in May 2016, the need for an evaluation was established with a goal of better understanding the Relevance and Appropriateness; Efficiency; Effectiveness; Impact; and Sustainability of the program as well the program’s alignment with the RCRC Movement Fundamental Principles and Code of Conduct. The evaluation additionally sought to inform ongoing and future operations of the RCRC Typhoon Haiyan Operation as well as provide necessary information to ensure the TTL Program upholds it obligation to ensure accountability to beneficiary communities. The evaluation was undertaken across June, July, and August 2016.

    Scope of Work

    The TTL program is currently finishing its final year of implementation and is seeking to conduct a mixed methods evaluation using a sequential explanatory approach. The evaluation seeks to first understand “what happened” through the analysis of quantitative data collected through an endline survey designed to understand progress against outcome and goal level indicators outlined in the program Logical Framework. The evaluation then seeks to understand “why it happened” through the analysis of qualitative data drawn from existing secondary data and through the collection of primary data. In support of this evaluation, the TTL program is seeking a consultant to provide technical support related to endline survey tool development, enumerator training, data collection supervision, data analysis, and presentation of findings as well final evaluation question of interest formulation, tool development, enumerator training, data collection supervision, data analysis, and presentation of findings and recommendations. The expected duration of the consultancy is from October 2nd, 2017 to December 12th, 2017. A detailed description of the roles and responsibilities follows below.

    Consultant Responsibilities

    The consultant will be responsible for the following aspects of the survey:

    Endline Survey Tool Development

    Review of questionnaire

    The consultant will review the data collection tool (questionnaire) supplied by the TTL M&E staff. The consultant should ensure that the question wording does not lead to bias in response and that question wording reflects the intent of data collection. The consultant will review definitions for outcome-level indicators and will ensure that all indicators can be reported per the definition and to the desired level of precision. Additionally, the consultant will ensure that a relevant composite measure of community resilience can be compiled to allow the TTL project to report against its goal as defined within the Logical Framework.

    Pre-testing and finalization of questionnaire

    The consultant will coordinate and supervise the pre-testing of the data collection tool (questionnaire). The pre-testing should involve a debriefing period and should ensure that all issues are addressed. The consultant will work closely with the TTL staff to incorporate these changes into the data collection tool, a task likely requiring short turnaround times. It is expected that the consultant have flexibility in working hours during this stage.

    Endline Survey Enumerator Training

    Training of enumerators

    The consultant will coordinate and lead a formal training of enumerators of no less than 4 days. This training should include portions on replacement procedures, ethics, and safety. The training should also include roleplaying activities and pre-testing involving field activities and debrief. The consultant will be required to provide all training materials for enumerator reference.

    Training of supervisors

    The consultant will coordinate and lead a formal training of survey supervisors. The training should cover general management, communication, and quality assurance procedures. For both enumerator and supervisor trainings, adult learning methodologies should be incorporated.

    Endline Survey Data Collection Supervision

    Oversight of data collection

    The consultant will be responsible for coordinating and supervising all data collection activities. The consultant should work closely with supervisors to ensure that enumerators are managed properly. All logistics will be organized by the consultant in coordination with the TTL operations staff.

    Development of quality control measures

    The consultant will be responsible for proposing and incorporating quality control measures to ensure that data quality is maintained throughout the data collection activity. This could include random spot checks, enumerator log sheets, etc. The consultant should also ensure that data is cleanly uploaded and synchronized to the server throughout the data collection process.

    Endline Survey Data Analysis

    Data cleaning

    The consultant will be responsible for supervising the cleaning of data. Enumerators will be provided for this task.

    Data analysis

    The consultant will be responsible for analysis of the primarily quantitative endline data. The analysis will include descriptive statistics as well as basic hypothesis testing with the unit of analysis of the household.

    Endline Survey Presentation of Findings

    Presentation of findings

    The consultant will be responsible for presenting and validating the findings of the endline data analysis

    Final Evaluation Question of Interest Formulation

    Development of evaluation questions of interest

    The consultant will draw from the analysis of the endline survey to develop evaluation questions of interest under the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) evaluation criteria.

    Final Evaluation Tool Development

    Development of qualitative data collection tools

    The consultant will develop qualitative data collection tools to support the collection of primary qualitative data. Primary qualitative data sources will likely include key informant interviews and focus group discussions.

    Pre-testing and finalization of qualitative data collection tools

    The consultant will coordinate and supervise the pre-testing of the data collection tools. The consultant will work closely with TTL staff to incorporate these changes into the data collection tool, a tasks likely requiring short turnaround times. It is expected that the consultant have flexibility in working hours during this stage.

    Final Evaluation Enumerator Training

    Training of enumerators

    The consultant will coordinate and lead a formal training of enumerators on the qualitative data collection tools. This training should include portions on facilitation skills, ethics, and safety. The consultant will be required to provide all training materials for enumerator reference.

    Final Evaluation Data Collection Supervision

    Oversight of data collection

    The consultant will be responsible for coordinating and supervising all data collection activities. All logistics will be organized by the consultant in coordination with the TTL operations staff. The consultant should work closely with enumerator supervisors to ensure that enumerators are managed properly.

    Final Evaluation Data Analysis

    Data cleaning and data entry

    The consultant will be responsible for coordinating the cleaning and entry of primary data. Enumerators will be provided for this task.

    Data analysis

    The consultant will be responsible for analyzing primary and secondary qualitative data to support the validated findings of the endline survey. Qualitative data sources will likely include key informant interviews, focus group discussions, most significant change videos, success stories, and monitoring reports.

    Final Evaluation Presentation of Findings and Recommendations

    Presentation of findings and recommendations

    The consultant will be responsible for presenting and validating the findings and recommendations of the final evaluation analysis.

    TTL Program Responsibilities

    The TTL Program will be responsible for the following aspects of the survey:

    Endline Survey Tool Development

    Drafting of questionnaire

    TTL staff will be responsible for the original development of the data collection tool (questionnaire)

    Translation of questionnaire

    TTL staff will be responsible for translation of the data collection tool (questionnaire) into the local dialect, Waray-Waray. The TTL staff will also provide forward and backward translation for this study until assurance can be made of translation quality.

    Endline Survey Enumerator Training

    Logistical support for pre-testing and data collection.

    TTL staff will be responsible for providing transportation for up to 10 enumerators, 4 supervisors, and 1 consultant during the pre-testing and data collection.

    Endline Survey Data Collection Supervision

    Recruitment of enumerators and supervisors

    TTL staff will be responsible for recruiting up to 10 enumerators and 4 data collection supervisors

    Procurement of equipment for data collection

    TTL staff will be responsible for providing up to 10 phones for data collection activities.

    Endline Survey Data Analysis

    Procurement of equipment for data cleaning

    TTL staff will be responsible for providing up to 3 computers for data cleaning activities.

    Recruitment of data entry staff

    TTL staff will be responsible for recruiting up to 3 data entry staff.

    Review of analysis

    TTL staff will be responsible for reviewing the analysis and providing timely feedback.

    Endline Survey Presentation of Findings

    Logistical support for presentation

    TTL staff will be responsible for providing the venue and local transportation for the presentation

    Administrative support for presentation

    TTL staff will be responsible for ensure attendance by relevant stakeholders

    Final Evaluation Question of Interest Formulation

    Review of evaluation questions of interest

    TTL staff will be responsible for the review and approval of the evaluation questions of interest.

    Final Evaluation Tool Development

    Review of data collection tools

    TTL staff will be responsible for the review and approval of the qualitative data collection tools.

    Translation of data collection tools

    TTL staff will be responsible for translation of the qualitative data collection tools into the local dialect, Waray-Waray. The TTL staff will also provide forward and backward translation for this study until assurance can be made of translation quality.

    Final Evaluation Enumerator Training

    Logistical support for pre-testing and data collection.

    TTL staff will be responsible for providing transportation for up to 10 enumerators, 4 supervisors, and 1 consultant during the pre-testing and data collection.

    Final Evaluation Data Collection Supervision

    Recruitment of enumerators and supervisors

    TTL staff will be responsible for recruiting up to 10 enumerators and 4 data collection supervisors

    Final Evaluation Data Analysis

    Procurement of equipment for data entry and data cleaning

    TTL staff will be responsible for providing up to 3 computers for data cleaning activities.

    Recruitment of data entry staff

    TTL staff will be responsible for recruiting up to 3 data entry staff

    Review of analysis

    TTL staff will be responsible for reviewing the findings and providing timely feedback.

    Final Evaluation Presentation of Findings

    Logistical support for presentation

    TTL staff will be responsible for providing the venue and local transportation for the presentation of findings and recommendations

    Administrative support for presentation

    TTL staff will be responsible for ensure attendance by relevant stakeholders

    Endline Survey Detailed Overview

    Endline Survey Objectives

    The main objective of the survey is to collect quantitative data necessary for calculation of endline figures for goal and outcome level indicators within the Logical Framework.

    Endline Survey Geographic Scope

    The survey will cover the 23 target barangays of the TTL Program from the municipalities of Alang-Alang, MacArthur, Mayorga, and Tacloban City.

    Endline Survey Target Population

    The target population includes all 5,706 households with the 23 target barangays. The population includes 1,194 households in Alangalang, 1,112 households in MacArthur, 1,626 households in Mayorga, and 1,774 households in Tacloban. The average households size is 5.1 individuals with the eldest male in the household generally considered the head of household.

    Endline Sampling Frame

    The sample frame for the endline survey will be the household profiling list which includes all households within the targeted barangays. The household profiling list is considered to cover the entire population of interest. The sampling unit will be the household.

    Endline Survey Mode of Data Collection

    The mode of data collection will be personal interviews with data collected using Samsung Duos cellular phones running the ODK Collect survey application.

    Endline Survey Main Audience

    The main audience for the data collected from the survey will be the TTL program staff. All TTL staff efforts will be measured against the outcome-level indicators measured through the study. Additionally, ARC program delegates, ARC field management, ARC NHQ senior management, and PRC NHQ senior management will have special interest in the findings from this study. The survey will largely be used to better understand impact through comparison of baseline and endline data and will be used as an input for a final program evaluation, special information bulletins, case studies, and technical briefs.

    Endline Survey Sample Methodology

    The sample methodology will be a single stage stratified random sample.

    Endline Survey Sample Precision

    Survey estimates should have a level of precision less than or equal to 0.05.

    Endline Survey Sample Size

    The sample size for the study has been calculated as 600 households by the TTL staff however the consultant will be responsible for reviewing the calculations upon arrival. The finite population correction factor has been applied for each strata and a nonresponse rate of 15% is estimated at the strata and project level.

    Endline Survey Sample Stratification

    The sample design will be a single stage stratified random sample. The strata for this sample will be the municipality. The sampling unit will be the household and the selection methodology will be systematic random sampling within the strata. Clustering is not required because of the close proximity of households within the barangay.

    Work Plan and Deliverables

    Work Plan

    The consultancy is expected to last 52 working days from October 2nd, 2017 to December 12th, 2017. The expected workflow for the consultancy is as outline in below.

    • Desk review of secondary data (baseline report, evaluation report, etc.) and discussions with TTL program staff - 2 days
    • Develop inception report - 1 day
    • Review questionnaire for endline survey - 1 day
    • Develop enumerator training guide for endline survey - 1 day
    • Conduct enumerator training for endline survey - 5 days
    • Supervise data collection for endline survey - 10 days
    • Analyze data for endline survey - 5 days
    • Presentation of findings for endline survey - 1 day
    • Formulation of questions of interest for final evaluation - 2 days
    • Desk review of secondary qualitative data (MSC videos, success stories, monitoring reports) for final evaluation - 2 days
    • Develop qualitative data collection tool for final evaluation - 1 day
    • Develop enumerator training guide for final evaluation - 1 day
    • Conduct enumerator training for final evaluation - 2 days
    • Supervise qualitative data collection for final evaluation - 4 days
    • Analyze qualitative and quantitative data for final evaluation - 6 days
    • Presentation of findings and recommendations for final evaluation - 1 day
    • Develop final evaluation report - 7 days

    Deliverables

    • Inception report - 10/04
    • Endline Survey Findings Presentation - 11/06
    • Final Evaluation Findings and Recommendations Presentation - 12/03
    • Final Evaluation Report - 12/12

    Qualifications of Consultant/Firm

    • Post graduate degree from a recognized institution relating to social research, survey methodologies or monitoring & evaluation required
    • Minimum 10 years relevant experience in mixed-methods research, preferably in the development/NGO sector in developing countries required
    • Demonstrated experience in management of household level surveys required
    • Demonstrated experience in quantitative data analysis for stratified multistage surveys required
    • Demonstrated experience in qualitative data analysis for key informant interviews, focus group discussions, and audio/visual content required
    • Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection tool development required
    • Demonstrated experience in training enumerators required
    • Professional work experience with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement preferred
    • Professional work experience with the Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Operation preferred
    • Professional work experience in country or region preferred
    • Fluency in English required, knowledge of Tagalog preferred

    How to apply:

    Application Submission Details

    Applications should include a proposal brief, curriculum vitae, cover letter, reference sheet, and rate sheet. Proposals should be submitted by email to jobs.prc.ttl@gmail.com. All proposals should be submitted by 5 pm (UTC +8) on August 16th, 2017. Any bids received after the deadline will not be considered.

    Application Submission Procedures

    Interested candidates should submit the following application materials:

    • Proposal Brief (max 2 pages)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Cover Letter
    • Reference Sheet
    • Rate Sheet

    The proposal brief should include a short explanation of high-level activities proposed by the candidate and should be limited to a maximum of 2 pages in length. The proposal brief should specify a preferred methodology and provide cost estimates for meeting the deliverables listed in the TOR. The cover letter and curriculum vitae should concisely summarize prior experiences of key personnel relevant to the aforementioned TOR. The reference sheet should include at least three professional references. The rate sheet should include daily rates for the previous 12 months of work. We thank you in advance for understanding that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next step in the application process.


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    Organization: American Red Cross
    Country: Haiti
    Closing date: 05 Aug 2017

    American Red Cross in Haiti is seeking two evaluators:

    1) Lead Evaluator: National or International

    2) Local Assistant Evaluator: National Only

    One of the evaluators should be of senior level having evaluation experiences in mostly all of the above Pillars, will lead as a team leader.

    The team leader will be the main responsible person to write, compile and produce Inception and Evaluation Report.

    The positions are a short term contract and the contractors will be required to work for about 54 days. They will report to the Lead evaluator during the contract period.

    I. Program Background and Objectives

    Due to the context encountered by Cité Soleil and Martissant, as described above, ARC formulated a project proposal that addressed the issues facing the youth in these communities. A project called “Creating Options for Youth- Cité Soleil and Martissant” was developed after an initial research in the area, and consultation with stakeholders including HRC and ICRC with the allocation of a total of $2.35 million fund. The working modality of the project was to provide small grants to the national/international NGOs in a range of USD 50,000 to 250,000 who had long working relationships with these communities and had access to reach out the local CBOs and stakeholders to implement the program. The following goal, objectives and strategic activities were formulated in the proposal and within the periphery of which NGOs competing for the grants were asked to formulate and submit their proposals to the ARC.

    The proposal for the Youth Program aimed in helping youths of age 10 to 25 who were unemployed, school drop-out and engaged in/ or potential to be engaged in activities that could be detrimental to the societies and country in general. The assessment also identified several CBOs and national level NGOs that could be potential partners in reaching out these communities and the youth as they had long experiences working in these communities.

    The Program’s goal and key objectives set out are as follows;

    Program Goal

    Project Goal

    Objectives

    Outputs

    Young women and men from age 10 to 25 living in Cité Soleil and Martissant will have increased opportunities for personal growth and skills development that enhance their physical, mental and economic well-being and prepare them to be agents of positive change in their communities.

    Objective 1: Young women and men from the target communities have enhanced access to recreation activities, life-skills information and volunteer opportunities that support them to make positive choices about their future.

    1.1: Youth have increased access to recreational activities (sports, dance, art) that improve their physical and mental health.

    1.2**:** Youth have enhanced life skills for coping with challenges, setting goals and making positive life choices.

    Objective 2: Young women and men from the target communities have improved skills in setting and achieving education and employment goals.

    2.1: Enhanced supports and services for youth to improve their educational attainment.

    2.2: Increased access to employment and enterprise development services for young women and men.

    Objective 3: Local and national community-based organizations have strengthened capacity to provide quality education, employment and recreational programs and services to youth in Cité Soleil and Martissant.

    3.1: Strengthened organizational structure of neighborhood-based NGOs, CBOs and youth associations in providing services for recreation, life skills, education and employment for youth

    3.2: Strengthened capacity of Haitian Red Cross to develop programs for youth and engage youth in its volunteer network.

    The project formulated the following key strategic activities to meet the outputs and the objectives:

    1) Recreational activities for youth that develop their physical and mental health

    2) Life skills and leadership training to youths

    3) Educational support for drop outs including formal/informal literacy, and business literacy.

    4) Support for employment and enterprise development for youth

    5) Support to local CBOs and NGOs to strengthen their capacities to provide services to the youths

    6) Expansion of HRC volunteer network and engage youth in volunteerism.

    II.Evaluation Objective(For details of evaluation design, please refer to the elaborated ToR)

    Assess and describe overall effectiveness of the ARC’s youth program and how it has contributed in achieving the defined outcomes such as helping youths to have increased access to entrepreneurship and life-skill development, and positive choices and information for their future.

    Assess and describe how ARC’s youth program has contributed in building the network, coalition and capacity of the HRC, partner NGOs and local CBOs in sustainably addressing the needs of vulnerable children and youth in the project area.

    Draw lessons learned and provide recommendations for ARC (refer to evaluation criteria No. 2 and 7 esp. for ARC) and Partners with focus on key future strategies in managing similar nature of program.

    III. Required Qualifications of the Evaluators

    The following are the desired qualifications of the Lead Evaluator (Haitian national or International);

    1. Master or preferably PhD degree in sociology, demography, economics or relevant field from recognized university

    2. At least 10 years of experience as a team leader in numerous evaluations, of leading International organizations and up to date in the latest evaluation techniques and methodologies

    3. Experience evaluating projects with multiple partners, small grant programs, youth programs and skilled in managing teams and producing high quality reports,

    4. Strong analytical and report writing skills in English, including writing case studies

    5. Demonstrated experience in evaluating programs related to youth, life skill and education programs, livelihoods, and capacity building

    6. Experience conducting evaluations in an urban context

    7. Professional experience in post-disaster/humanitarian environments

    8. Demonstrated experience in leading focus group discussions and conducting interviews

    9. with a wide range of stakeholders

    10. Professional work experience in Haiti

    11. Fluency in English and French is required, and knowledge of Creole preferred

    The following are the desired qualifications of the Local Assistant Evaluator (Haitian nationals only):

    1. Bachelor/Master degree in economics, social sciences or related field

    2. At least 4 years of experiences in program evaluation, research and assessment in Haiti, including experience with youth community engagement and / or employability programs

    3. Demonstrated experience in conducting rapid rural appraisals using focus group discussions, key informant interviews of beneficiaries, project staff and other stakeholders

    4. Fluent in French and native speaker of Haitian Creole; fluency in English required


    How to apply:

    Consultant National and International with significant expertise in evaluation is encouraged to apply.

    The proposal should include the following five items. Please note that any proposal that does not contain all five items will be rejected.

    1. Summary of experience (1 page maximum)

    2. Example of a complete evaluation report written in English Language

    3. Detailed CV of all professional (s) who will work on the evaluation.

    4. Professional references: please provide three references from your previous clients.

    5. Daily rate: please mention the proposed daily rate for each contractor in USD.

    Please, request the TOR by email from: senji.gaetane@amcrosshaiti.org (copy to: gina.barreau@amcrosshaiti.org)


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    Organization: Helen Keller International
    Country: Mozambique
    Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

    Established in 1915 with Helen Keller as a founding trustee, Helen Keller International (HKI) is dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the world’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Headquartered in New York City, HKI has an operating budget of some $70 million and currently conducts programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia, as well as in the United States. Renowned for its reliability, efficiency and high level of technical expertise, HKI promotes the development of sustainable, large-scale programs that deliver effective preventative and curative services for nutrition, eye health and neglected tropical diseases. The hallmark of the organization’s work is its proven success in developing, testing and scaling-up health interventions, and integrating them within government and community structures to support and build local capacity and sustainable solutions.

    Country Program Overview

    HKI has been operating in Mozambique since 1997 with programs focusing on Vitamin A supplementation (VAS), food fortification, nutrition-sensitive agriculture (including promotion of orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP), and control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). HKI-Mozambique operates programs that deliver VAS to children aged 6-59 months as part of routine health services. HKI is a lead agency for the National Food Fortification Program, which works closely with the public and private sectors to fortify staple foods with essential micronutrients. HKI also implements community-based nutrition and agriculture interventions to increase adoption of healthy behaviors and home production of micronutrient rich foods.

    We are currently seeking a Country Director (CD) in Mozambique to represent HKI, develop new programs and expand our funding and lead the country office and its programs, reflecting HKI’s mission and ensuring technical excellence in the delivery of all activities.

    Functional Relationships

    The CD reports to the Regional Director for East, South and Central Africa (based in Nairobi) and works closely with other staff members at HKI’s Africa regional office and headquarters.

    External collaboration includes representatives of governmental, international, university and non-governmental organizations within Mozambique, as well as some donors.

    HKI has a matrixed reporting structure that respects both the line management and authority within country office and regional hierarchies; and the accountability and oversight duties of subject matter experts and multi-country program managers at the regional and headquarters level. Regular communication and a spirit of team work among colleagues, both hierarchically and laterally are essential to make this structure thrive.

    Scope of the Position

    The CD has overall responsibility for supervising the implementation of HKI-Mozambique programs and management of the office, including performance management of staff, to achieve the HKI mission and the objectives established in grants. S/he is responsible for representing HKI and securing funding for project activities in Mozambique; developing and implementing strategic and annual plans to further HKI’s mission in Mozambique; program design, proposal development, implementation and reporting; financial and grant management; operations, security, and human resource management. This position is based in Maputo with travel up country required.

    Key Responsibilities

    Overall Management and Leadership

    • Implement and periodically update HKI-Mozambique strategic plan.
    • Generate funding from international and bilateral agencies, donor agencies, corporations, and individuals in collaboration with national, regional and headquarters staff in alignment with the country office’s strategic plan.
    • Manage financial resources and provide oversight for grants.
    • Manage key project personnel including the support of their ongoing professional development.

    · Provide strategic vision and direction for overall program design and proposal development; program implementation and reporting; grant management; financial planning; and human resource planning and management; work closely with the country team to accomplish the strategic goals;

    · Represent HKI in formal and informal meetings with government officials, international donor agencies, and national technical advisory groups pertinent to HKI project activities.

    Programmatic

    • Provide technical input to the government, international donors, and technical advisory groups pertinent to HKI project activities. Oversee research design, dissemination of information gathered and advocacy to advance programmatic and policy changes.
    • Oversee and coordinate the program portfolio to ensure the highest level of project quality and accountability, while fostering continuity through building local capacity.
    • Ensure implementation of strong program monitoring, evaluation and learning functions.
    • Disseminate findings from HKI projects that are of importance to decision-makers in a position to fund or implement projects in Mozambique and internationally.
    • Keep the national partners and others informed about progress of the projects, plans for the development of new programs/projects/activities and donor involvement in the overall program.

    Financial and Administrative

    • Provide oversight to finance and administrative services including procurement, property management, human resources management, vehicle and facilities management, and staff safety and security.
    • Work with HKI regional office and headquarters to manage the development and implementation of annual country budgets.
    • Ensure the preparation and accuracy of financial reports that comply with grant or contract agreements and ensure compliance with all aspects of donor funding and HKI policies.
    • Ensure timely submission of financial reports within the established HKI guidelines.
    • Authorize expenditures for grant or contract allocations and ensure compliance with procedures required by grant or contract agreements.
    • Hire and manage personnel for Mozambique projects in compliance with HKI policies and lead initiatives to develop staff capacity.

    Qualifications

    · Minimum seven years of field experience in international public health or nutrition programs including demonstrated experience in program development, implementation and evaluation, plus a minimum master’s degree in public health, nutrition or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    · Experience in, or willingness to learn about, nutrition is necessary.

    · Demonstrated ability to undertake high-level representation and advocacy.

    · Experience working in Mozambique, with Ministries, international and local NGOs, and donors based locally, is a substantial asset.

    · Demonstrated capacity to mobilize program funding including donor cultivation and grants writing.

    · Demonstrated ability to manage staff and other administrative and financial activities in developing country programs – five years’ experience in a management position.

    · Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to effectively lead a team, communicate a vision, make timely and transparent decisions, and manage conflict.

    · Demonstrated ability to develop and create budgets and monitor financial status.

    · Ability to design and implement workshops, seminars, surveys, monitoring systems and evaluations. Experience in research design, data analysis and interpretation.

    · Excellent oral and written English and Portuguese language skills, including the ability to quickly synthesize complex technical and programmatic issues into concise communications.

    · Knowledge and experience managing compliance to diverse donors (USAID, DFID, CIDA/GAC, EU, etc.,);

    · Demonstrated leadership and management skills that effectively motivate staff and support team building; demonstrated ability to manage a professional team in a multi-cultural environment;

    · Well established and practiced organizational and planning skills;

    · Computer literacy, including use of Microsoft Office.

    · Experience with staff security and safety issues is desirable.

    · Ability and willingness to travel within Mozambique and periodically internationally.

    The initial contract is for two years with possibility of renewal. locked0


    How to apply:

    Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in English to HKI.Recruitment@hki.org noting the job title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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  • 08/31/17--12:04: Thailand: Regional Director
  • Organization: American Red Cross
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

    Job Description Summary

    The American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. Currently and in the coming years the American Red Cross will rapidly deepen and expand its international programming while also working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent network, in order to deliver vital help and hope to some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.
    The primary goal of the Regional Director is to provide leadership and management oversight of the American Red Cross’ programs in AMEE. In addition, the Director will ensure effective coordination and planning with RC/RC and non-RC/RC partners in the region as part of the overall programmatic strategies of the International Response and Program (IRP) unit. The Director will manage the strategic program implementation and will be responsible for programmatic monitoring and quality assurance of all activities in AMEE, while ensuring that managerial, administrative, and financial procedures comply with provisions of the ARC and Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement (RC/RC) policies.
    The AMEE Director reports directly to the International Response & Programs Executive Director and will manage a team of country representatives and delegations staff in Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, and Nepal. IRP’s Executive Director may assign additional specific program and/or management oversight responsibilities to the AMEE Director in the future as needs dictate.

    Responsibilities:

    The Director’s duties include directing and coordinating regional programs activities and staff to ensure excellence, predictability and consistency in oversees programs and new business development; ensures compliance with internal polices, donor agreements and applicable rules and regulations; builds partnerships and strengthens relationships with other International Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement partners, government agencies, and private sector organizations; and representing the American Red Cross goals and interests to all key regional stakeholders. The Director will be expected to use a high degree of initiative to achieve portfolios objectives under a matrix management structure.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    · In consultation with IRP leadership and other Regional Directors, leads and ensures consistency in the development, management and implementation of a portfolio covering disaster response, disaster recovery, disaster risk reduction, community based programs, and support to partner Red Cross societies.

    · Leads in developing and executing annual and multi-year business development strategies for the region’s fundraising. Develops and grows financial resources within the region, ensuring adequate and diversified financial resources.

    · Represents ARC and builds good relations with Movement partners, national authorities, international and national organizations, donors and other organizations represented in the country/region, as well as national and international media.

    · Directly supervises a regional staff, and manages multiple offices throughout the region.

    · Facilitates and supervises strategic and project planning and ensures implementation in Asia and the Pacific per identified best practice, approved plans, budgets, regulations, policies, and in coordination with RC/RC and non-RC/RC partners.

    · Assist in the development, and implementation of the IRP strategic plan and Multi-year Operation Plan and ensures its regional implementation.

    · Works closely with the Preparedness, Response, and Recovery units in the development and monitoring of program strategic and results frameworks, program standardization, coordination of technical assistance, and dissemination of best practices in technical areas.

    · Facilitates sector and country specific program integration and ensures coherence with ISD doctrines and programmatic frameworks.

    · Works closely with NHQ (including International Services Finance; Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning, Business Operation, and Partnership and Policy) and field staff to provide and coordinate guidance in the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting AMEE responses and programs.

    · Hires, manages, coaches and motivates regional staff, including program offices’ personnel; monitors staff performance continuously, provides timely and targeted feedback to staff, and conducts performance evaluations; identifies and monitors staff development requirements and facilitates staff development opportunities.

    · Ensure that AMEE projects planning, budgeting and reporting is carried out in a timely and appropriate fashion in accordance with ARC requirements, formats and standards; facilitates support to the National Society, other RC/RC entities or non-RC/RC partners in these areas when relevant.

    · Together with Response, Preparedness, and Recovery units, participate in program management reviews, identifies program management deficiencies and defines systems solutions.

    · Ensures compliance to ISD and ARC corporate business policies and processes across the AMEE portfolios at all levels, including but not limited to financial, operational and compliance with ARC/ISD/ISF policies and procedures. Identifies and provides for needed training in areas of project management, finance, compliance, grants management, contracting and procurement and other relevant corporate policies.

    · Oversees and ensures all security protocols are updated, known and followed region-wide.

    · Represents ARC and build good relations with national authorities, Movement partners, international and national organizations, donor Governments and other organizations represented in the country/region, as well as national and international media.

    · Ensures efficient and effective management of ARC resources in all areas.

    Qualifications:

    · BA/BS or MA in international studies, business management, public administration or relevant field required.

    · Minimum of 7 years of international relief and development experience is required, including significant experience in operations management and implementation especially within the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement.

    · Minimum of 5 years of managerial experience is required.

    · Prior overseas/field experience with international NGO, and /or RC/RC is required. Knowledge of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, international relief and development principles and operations management is essential.

    · Proven track record in successful program design, proposal development, and grant management is required.

    · Strong leadership skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as effective interpersonal skills are required.

    · Must display flexibility, adaptability, initiative, result oriented, and a high degree of competence in planning, project management, team building, teamwork, and commitment to the American Red Cross principles.

    · Must possess strong personal integrity and ability to adapt to changing situations.

    · Should be computer proficient, especially in MS Office. Regional language strongly preferred.

    · This position is based in Bangkok, Thailand and will require up to 40% international travel.


    How to apply:

    https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Bangkok-Thailand/Management-III--International-Programs_RC11724-1


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    Organization: Helen Keller International
    Country: Mozambique
    Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

    Established in 1915 with Helen Keller as a founding trustee, Helen Keller International (HKI) is dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the world’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Headquartered in New York City, HKI has an operating budget of some $70 million and currently conducts programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia, as well as in the United States. Renowned for its reliability, efficiency and high level of technical expertise, HKI promotes the development of sustainable, large-scale programs that deliver effective preventative and curative services for nutrition, eye health and neglected tropical diseases. The hallmark of the organization’s work is its proven success in developing, testing and scaling-up health interventions, and integrating them within government and community structures to support and build local capacity and sustainable solutions.

    Country Program Overview

    HKI has been operating in Mozambique since 1997 with programs focusing on Vitamin A supplementation (VAS), food fortification, nutrition-sensitive agriculture (including promotion of orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP), and control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). HKI-Mozambique operates programs that deliver VAS to children aged 6-59 months as part of routine health services. HKI is a lead agency for the National Food Fortification Program, which works closely with the public and private sectors to fortify staple foods with essential micronutrients. HKI also implements community-based nutrition and agriculture interventions to increase adoption of healthy behaviors and home production of micronutrient rich foods.

    We are currently seeking a Country Director (CD) in Mozambique to represent HKI, develop new programs and expand our funding and lead the country office and its programs, reflecting HKI’s mission and ensuring technical excellence in the delivery of all activities.

    Functional Relationships

    The CD reports to the Regional Director for East, South and Central Africa (based in Nairobi) and works closely with other staff members at HKI’s Africa regional office and headquarters.

    External collaboration includes representatives of governmental, international, university and non-governmental organizations within Mozambique, as well as some donors.

    HKI has a matrixed reporting structure that respects both the line management and authority within country office and regional hierarchies; and the accountability and oversight duties of subject matter experts and multi-country program managers at the regional and headquarters level. Regular communication and a spirit of team work among colleagues, both hierarchically and laterally are essential to make this structure thrive.

    Scope of the Position

    The CD has overall responsibility for supervising the implementation of HKI-Mozambique programs and management of the office, including performance management of staff, to achieve the HKI mission and the objectives established in grants. S/he is responsible for representing HKI and securing funding for project activities in Mozambique; developing and implementing strategic and annual plans to further HKI’s mission in Mozambique; program design, proposal development, implementation and reporting; financial and grant management; operations, security, and human resource management. This position is based in Maputo with travel up country required.

    Key Responsibilities

    Overall Management and Leadership

    • Implement and periodically update HKI-Mozambique strategic plan.
    • Generate funding from international and bilateral agencies, donor agencies, corporations, and individuals in collaboration with national, regional and headquarters staff in alignment with the country office’s strategic plan.
    • Manage financial resources and provide oversight for grants.
    • Manage key project personnel including the support of their ongoing professional development.

    · Provide strategic vision and direction for overall program design and proposal development; program implementation and reporting; grant management; financial planning; and human resource planning and management; work closely with the country team to accomplish the strategic goals;

    · Represent HKI in formal and informal meetings with government officials, international donor agencies, and national technical advisory groups pertinent to HKI project activities.

    Programmatic

    • Provide technical input to the government, international donors, and technical advisory groups pertinent to HKI project activities. Oversee research design, dissemination of information gathered and advocacy to advance programmatic and policy changes.
    • Oversee and coordinate the program portfolio to ensure the highest level of project quality and accountability, while fostering continuity through building local capacity.
    • Ensure implementation of strong program monitoring, evaluation and learning functions.
    • Disseminate findings from HKI projects that are of importance to decision-makers in a position to fund or implement projects in Mozambique and internationally.
    • Keep the national partners and others informed about progress of the projects, plans for the development of new programs/projects/activities and donor involvement in the overall program.

    Financial and Administrative

    • Provide oversight to finance and administrative services including procurement, property management, human resources management, vehicle and facilities management, and staff safety and security.
    • Work with HKI regional office and headquarters to manage the development and implementation of annual country budgets.
    • Ensure the preparation and accuracy of financial reports that comply with grant or contract agreements and ensure compliance with all aspects of donor funding and HKI policies.
    • Ensure timely submission of financial reports within the established HKI guidelines.
    • Authorize expenditures for grant or contract allocations and ensure compliance with procedures required by grant or contract agreements.
    • Hire and manage personnel for Mozambique projects in compliance with HKI policies and lead initiatives to develop staff capacity.

    Qualifications

    · Minimum seven years of field experience in international public health or nutrition programs including demonstrated experience in program development, implementation and evaluation, plus a minimum master’s degree in public health, nutrition or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    · Experience in, or willingness to learn about, nutrition is necessary.

    · Demonstrated ability to undertake high-level representation and advocacy.

    · Experience working in Mozambique, with Ministries, international and local NGOs, and donors based locally, is a substantial asset.

    · Demonstrated capacity to mobilize program funding including donor cultivation and grants writing.

    · Demonstrated ability to manage staff and other administrative and financial activities in developing country programs – five years’ experience in a management position.

    · Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to effectively lead a team, communicate a vision, make timely and transparent decisions, and manage conflict.

    · Demonstrated ability to develop and create budgets and monitor financial status.

    · Ability to design and implement workshops, seminars, surveys, monitoring systems and evaluations. Experience in research design, data analysis and interpretation.

    · Excellent oral and written English and Portuguese language skills, including the ability to quickly synthesize complex technical and programmatic issues into concise communications.

    · Knowledge and experience managing compliance to diverse donors (USAID, DFID, CIDA/GAC, EU, etc.,);

    · Demonstrated leadership and management skills that effectively motivate staff and support team building; demonstrated ability to manage a professional team in a multi-cultural environment;

    · Well established and practiced organizational and planning skills;

    · Computer literacy, including use of Microsoft Office.

    · Experience with staff security and safety issues is desirable.

    · Ability and willingness to travel within Mozambique and periodically internationally.

    The initial contract is for two years with possibility of renewal. locked0


    How to apply:

    Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in English to HKI.Recruitment@hki.org noting the job title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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  • 08/31/17--12:04: Thailand: Regional Director
  • Organization: American Red Cross
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

    Job Description Summary

    The American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. Currently and in the coming years the American Red Cross will rapidly deepen and expand its international programming while also working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent network, in order to deliver vital help and hope to some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.
    The primary goal of the Regional Director is to provide leadership and management oversight of the American Red Cross’ programs in AMEE. In addition, the Director will ensure effective coordination and planning with RC/RC and non-RC/RC partners in the region as part of the overall programmatic strategies of the International Response and Program (IRP) unit. The Director will manage the strategic program implementation and will be responsible for programmatic monitoring and quality assurance of all activities in AMEE, while ensuring that managerial, administrative, and financial procedures comply with provisions of the ARC and Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement (RC/RC) policies.
    The AMEE Director reports directly to the International Response & Programs Executive Director and will manage a team of country representatives and delegations staff in Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, and Nepal. IRP’s Executive Director may assign additional specific program and/or management oversight responsibilities to the AMEE Director in the future as needs dictate.

    Responsibilities:

    The Director’s duties include directing and coordinating regional programs activities and staff to ensure excellence, predictability and consistency in oversees programs and new business development; ensures compliance with internal polices, donor agreements and applicable rules and regulations; builds partnerships and strengthens relationships with other International Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement partners, government agencies, and private sector organizations; and representing the American Red Cross goals and interests to all key regional stakeholders. The Director will be expected to use a high degree of initiative to achieve portfolios objectives under a matrix management structure.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    · In consultation with IRP leadership and other Regional Directors, leads and ensures consistency in the development, management and implementation of a portfolio covering disaster response, disaster recovery, disaster risk reduction, community based programs, and support to partner Red Cross societies.

    · Leads in developing and executing annual and multi-year business development strategies for the region’s fundraising. Develops and grows financial resources within the region, ensuring adequate and diversified financial resources.

    · Represents ARC and builds good relations with Movement partners, national authorities, international and national organizations, donors and other organizations represented in the country/region, as well as national and international media.

    · Directly supervises a regional staff, and manages multiple offices throughout the region.

    · Facilitates and supervises strategic and project planning and ensures implementation in Asia and the Pacific per identified best practice, approved plans, budgets, regulations, policies, and in coordination with RC/RC and non-RC/RC partners.

    · Assist in the development, and implementation of the IRP strategic plan and Multi-year Operation Plan and ensures its regional implementation.

    · Works closely with the Preparedness, Response, and Recovery units in the development and monitoring of program strategic and results frameworks, program standardization, coordination of technical assistance, and dissemination of best practices in technical areas.

    · Facilitates sector and country specific program integration and ensures coherence with ISD doctrines and programmatic frameworks.

    · Works closely with NHQ (including International Services Finance; Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning, Business Operation, and Partnership and Policy) and field staff to provide and coordinate guidance in the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting AMEE responses and programs.

    · Hires, manages, coaches and motivates regional staff, including program offices’ personnel; monitors staff performance continuously, provides timely and targeted feedback to staff, and conducts performance evaluations; identifies and monitors staff development requirements and facilitates staff development opportunities.

    · Ensure that AMEE projects planning, budgeting and reporting is carried out in a timely and appropriate fashion in accordance with ARC requirements, formats and standards; facilitates support to the National Society, other RC/RC entities or non-RC/RC partners in these areas when relevant.

    · Together with Response, Preparedness, and Recovery units, participate in program management reviews, identifies program management deficiencies and defines systems solutions.

    · Ensures compliance to ISD and ARC corporate business policies and processes across the AMEE portfolios at all levels, including but not limited to financial, operational and compliance with ARC/ISD/ISF policies and procedures. Identifies and provides for needed training in areas of project management, finance, compliance, grants management, contracting and procurement and other relevant corporate policies.

    · Oversees and ensures all security protocols are updated, known and followed region-wide.

    · Represents ARC and build good relations with national authorities, Movement partners, international and national organizations, donor Governments and other organizations represented in the country/region, as well as national and international media.

    · Ensures efficient and effective management of ARC resources in all areas.

    Qualifications:

    · BA/BS or MA in international studies, business management, public administration or relevant field required.

    · Minimum of 7 years of international relief and development experience is required, including significant experience in operations management and implementation especially within the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement.

    · Minimum of 5 years of managerial experience is required.

    · Prior overseas/field experience with international NGO, and /or RC/RC is required. Knowledge of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, international relief and development principles and operations management is essential.

    · Proven track record in successful program design, proposal development, and grant management is required.

    · Strong leadership skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as effective interpersonal skills are required.

    · Must display flexibility, adaptability, initiative, result oriented, and a high degree of competence in planning, project management, team building, teamwork, and commitment to the American Red Cross principles.

    · Must possess strong personal integrity and ability to adapt to changing situations.

    · Should be computer proficient, especially in MS Office. Regional language strongly preferred.

    · This position is based in Bangkok, Thailand and will require up to 40% international travel.


    How to apply:

    https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Bangkok-Thailand/Management-III--International-Programs_RC11724-1


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    Organization: American Red Cross
    Country: Philippines
    Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

    Background

    TTL Program Background

    The Tindog Tabang Leyteno (TTL) program is a 3.5 year USD 20 million program collaboratively implemented by the American Red Cross (ARC) in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) towards the promotion of community resilience in areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The goal of the TTL program is “to contribute to building safe and resilient communities by identifying and addressing various factors that will help people sustainably rebuild their lives, livelihoods and assets while ensuring that future climate, environmental and disaster related risks are addressed and/or minimized.” The project strives to reach this goal through three objectives: “to increase PRC capacity in community based recovery and preparedness to enhance community resilience”, “to increase communities’ capacity to adopt resilient practices”, and “to increase household and community access to safer and more sustainable infrastructure and resources”. Although the program is implemented in an integrated fashion, program activities generally fall into one of six sectors: Shelter, Infrastructure, Livelihoods, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health, or Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). To better understand community needs the program uses a community-driven approach in which decision-making is led by Barangay Recovery Committees (BRC). These BRCs serve as key points of contact between the program and community and are instrumental in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of program interventions. A detailed description of sectoral interventions implemented to-date follows below:

    Shelter sector interventions include the Core, Shelter Retrofitting Assistance (SRA), and IDEALS programs. The Core program is intended for households with severely damaged homes and provides households with one of two PRC approved core shelter designs in addition to a latrine and provision of training on Safe Shelter Construction Techniques (SST). The SRA program provides households with moderately damaged homes with a cash grant, in-kind construction materials, technical oversight, and training on SST. The IDEALS program provides legal support for households with tenuous land rights towards improved land tenure.

    Infrastructure sector interventions include the construction of Community Solar Lights, Multi-Purpose Halls, Community Drainage Systems, and a Stepped Pathway. All infrastructure projects were identified through the Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) process and are included in the communities’ Community Action Plans (CAP). Infrastructure selected for support were chosen based on a mix of community needs, interests, vulnerability, and capacity.

    Livelihoods sector interventions include the CCG Program, Agri-Extension Program, Skills Training and Enterprise Development (STED) Program, and the Community Managed Livelihood Program (CMLP). Through the CCG Program, households who lost productive assets during Typhoon Haiyan were provided conditional cash grants for the recovery of their livelihoods. These households were required to provide a proposal outlining their plan for replacement of assets and expenditure of granted funds were closely monitored against the initial proposal. The Agri-Extension Program provides households with agricultural production and marketing trainings for swine, poultry, fisheries, and vegetable producers. Following the trainings, households are then eligible to receive farm inputs or a cash grant to support the utilization of the production techniques learned during the training. The Skills Training and Enterprise Development (STED) program provides out-of-school youth with formalized skills training courses through local accredited technical institutions. Courses identified include welding, cooking, automotive, carpentry, and plumbing courses. Following the completion of the training courses, individuals are provided toolkits or cash grants towards the achievement of employment. The Community Managed Livelihoods Program (CMLP) provides established community groups and associations with cash grants towards the purchase of income-generating productive assets and with trainings towards the improvement of the group’s functioning.

    WASH sector interventions include the Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) Program, Child Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (CHAST) Program, and the construction of water systems and latrines at the community and household levels. The PHAST program is a participatory process that seeks to address the major hygiene and sanitation issues faced by the community. The program provides trainings to community members on good hygiene and sanitation practices and supports the identification of hardware interventions required within the community. The CHAST program is similar to the PHAST program but focuses on schools and seeks to address the major hygiene and sanitation issues faced by schools. The program provides trainings to students on good hygiene and sanitation practices and supports the identification of hardware interventions required within the schools. Based on the hardware needs identified by the PHAST and CHAST programs, the WASH sector provides Level-1, Level-2, and Level-3 water systems within the community as well as providing latrines at the household level.

    The Health sector interventions includes the Community Based Health and First Aid (CBHFA) Program is a participatory process that seeks to address the major health issues faced by the community. The program provides trainings to community members on good health practices and supports the identification of interventions required within the community to promote good health.

    The DRR sector interventions includes the Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) Program, Contingency Planning Program, Household Preparedness Planning Program, and DRR in Schools Program. The CBDRR Program is a participatory process that seeks to raise awareness of key DRR concepts within the community. The program provides trainings to community members on good DRR practices and supports the development of a community disaster risk reduction plan. The Contingency Planning Program works with communities to develop the Contingency Plans for the major hazards faced by the community. The Household Preparedness Planning Program works with households to develop household preparedness plans. The DRR in Schools Program works with schools to help train students and teachers on key DRR concepts

    TTL Program Scope and Reach

    The TTL program is currently operating in 4 municipalities and 23 barangays across Leyte Province in the Philippines. The targeted barangays are mostly non-contiguous and include densely populated urban barangays as well as remote rural barangays. Currently there are around 28,000 direct beneficiaries and an estimated 30,000 indirect beneficiaries.

    TTL Program Stakeholders

    In addition to donors and community members and government officials in the 23 targeted barangays, program stakeholders include ARC National Head Quarters staff, PRC National Head Quarters staff, PRC Haiyan Task Force Leyte Chapter staff, and PRC Leyte Chapter staff. The program also works in close coordination with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) and 14 other partnering national societies operating under the movement.

    TTL Program Surveys To-Date

    To date there have been three major data collection efforts conducted by the TTL program including an initial household profiling of all households within the TTL target areas, a baseline survey, and an evaluation of the program’s cash-based Shelter Retrofitting Assistance (SRA) program. A detailed description of each of these data collection efforts follows below:

    TTL Program Household Profiling

    The TTL program has previously conducted a census-based household survey of 5,706 households within the 23 barangays. Data collected included basic socio-economic data. This census-level data has been essential in providing data for beneficiary selection for program interventions and was used for the creation of beneficiary identification cards that are the backbone of the TTL program monitoring systems. These beneficiary identification cards have allowed for complete and efficient reporting and have allowed program managers to better understand the integration of program activities.

    TTL Program Baseline Survey

    The TTL program has previously conducted a baseline survey in August 2015 with data collected through a household-level survey administered to 563 households selected through simple random sampling with one-stage stratification by municipality. The baseline survey sought to enable the eventual assessment of the program’s effectiveness and impact against the outcome and goal level indicators included in the program logical framework.

    Shelter Retrofitting Assistance Evaluation

    The TTL program has previously conducted an evaluation of its Shelter Retrofitting Assistance (SRA) program which to-date has provided 3,459 households with cash grants averaging 426.30 USD per household and corrugated galvanized iron sheets averaging 12.82 per household. The SRA program has additionally trained 3,321 individuals on safe shelter techniques (SST). As the SRA program approached its end in May 2016, the need for an evaluation was established with a goal of better understanding the Relevance and Appropriateness; Efficiency; Effectiveness; Impact; and Sustainability of the program as well the program’s alignment with the RCRC Movement Fundamental Principles and Code of Conduct. The evaluation additionally sought to inform ongoing and future operations of the RCRC Typhoon Haiyan Operation as well as provide necessary information to ensure the TTL Program upholds it obligation to ensure accountability to beneficiary communities. The evaluation was undertaken across June, July, and August 2016.

    Scope of Work

    The TTL program is currently finishing its final year of implementation and is seeking to conduct a mixed methods evaluation using a sequential explanatory approach. The evaluation seeks to first understand “what happened” through the analysis of quantitative data collected through an endline survey designed to understand progress against outcome and goal level indicators outlined in the program Logical Framework. The evaluation then seeks to understand “why it happened” through the analysis of qualitative data drawn from existing secondary data and through the collection of primary data. In support of this evaluation, the TTL program is seeking a consultant to provide technical support related to endline survey tool development, enumerator training, data collection supervision, data analysis, and presentation of findings as well final evaluation question of interest formulation, tool development, enumerator training, data collection supervision, data analysis, and presentation of findings and recommendations. The expected duration of the consultancy is from October 2nd, 2017 to December 12th, 2017. A detailed description of the roles and responsibilities follows below.

    Consultant Responsibilities

    The consultant will be responsible for the following aspects of the survey:

    Endline Survey Tool Development

    Review of questionnaire

    The consultant will review the data collection tool (questionnaire) supplied by the TTL M&E staff. The consultant should ensure that the question wording does not lead to bias in response and that question wording reflects the intent of data collection. The consultant will review definitions for outcome-level indicators and will ensure that all indicators can be reported per the definition and to the desired level of precision. Additionally, the consultant will ensure that a relevant composite measure of community resilience can be compiled to allow the TTL project to report against its goal as defined within the Logical Framework.

    Pre-testing and finalization of questionnaire

    The consultant will coordinate and supervise the pre-testing of the data collection tool (questionnaire). The pre-testing should involve a debriefing period and should ensure that all issues are addressed. The consultant will work closely with the TTL staff to incorporate these changes into the data collection tool, a task likely requiring short turnaround times. It is expected that the consultant have flexibility in working hours during this stage.

    Endline Survey Enumerator Training

    Training of enumerators

    The consultant will coordinate and lead a formal training of enumerators of no less than 4 days. This training should include portions on replacement procedures, ethics, and safety. The training should also include roleplaying activities and pre-testing involving field activities and debrief. The consultant will be required to provide all training materials for enumerator reference.

    Training of supervisors

    The consultant will coordinate and lead a formal training of survey supervisors. The training should cover general management, communication, and quality assurance procedures. For both enumerator and supervisor trainings, adult learning methodologies should be incorporated.

    Endline Survey Data Collection Supervision

    Oversight of data collection

    The consultant will be responsible for coordinating and supervising all data collection activities. The consultant should work closely with supervisors to ensure that enumerators are managed properly. All logistics will be organized by the consultant in coordination with the TTL operations staff.

    Development of quality control measures

    The consultant will be responsible for proposing and incorporating quality control measures to ensure that data quality is maintained throughout the data collection activity. This could include random spot checks, enumerator log sheets, etc. The consultant should also ensure that data is cleanly uploaded and synchronized to the server throughout the data collection process.

    Endline Survey Data Analysis

    Data cleaning

    The consultant will be responsible for supervising the cleaning of data. Enumerators will be provided for this task.

    Data analysis

    The consultant will be responsible for analysis of the primarily quantitative endline data. The analysis will include descriptive statistics as well as basic hypothesis testing with the unit of analysis of the household.

    Endline Survey Presentation of Findings

    Presentation of findings

    The consultant will be responsible for presenting and validating the findings of the endline data analysis

    Final Evaluation Question of Interest Formulation

    Development of evaluation questions of interest

    The consultant will draw from the analysis of the endline survey to develop evaluation questions of interest under the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) evaluation criteria.

    Final Evaluation Tool Development

    Development of qualitative data collection tools

    The consultant will develop qualitative data collection tools to support the collection of primary qualitative data. Primary qualitative data sources will likely include key informant interviews and focus group discussions.

    Pre-testing and finalization of qualitative data collection tools

    The consultant will coordinate and supervise the pre-testing of the data collection tools. The consultant will work closely with TTL staff to incorporate these changes into the data collection tool, a tasks likely requiring short turnaround times. It is expected that the consultant have flexibility in working hours during this stage.

    Final Evaluation Enumerator Training

    Training of enumerators

    The consultant will coordinate and lead a formal training of enumerators on the qualitative data collection tools. This training should include portions on facilitation skills, ethics, and safety. The consultant will be required to provide all training materials for enumerator reference.

    Final Evaluation Data Collection Supervision

    Oversight of data collection

    The consultant will be responsible for coordinating and supervising all data collection activities. All logistics will be organized by the consultant in coordination with the TTL operations staff. The consultant should work closely with enumerator supervisors to ensure that enumerators are managed properly.

    Final Evaluation Data Analysis

    Data cleaning and data entry

    The consultant will be responsible for coordinating the cleaning and entry of primary data. Enumerators will be provided for this task.

    Data analysis

    The consultant will be responsible for analyzing primary and secondary qualitative data to support the validated findings of the endline survey. Qualitative data sources will likely include key informant interviews, focus group discussions, most significant change videos, success stories, and monitoring reports.

    Final Evaluation Presentation of Findings and Recommendations

    Presentation of findings and recommendations

    The consultant will be responsible for presenting and validating the findings and recommendations of the final evaluation analysis.

    TTL Program Responsibilities

    The TTL Program will be responsible for the following aspects of the survey:

    Endline Survey Tool Development

    Drafting of questionnaire

    TTL staff will be responsible for the original development of the data collection tool (questionnaire)

    Translation of questionnaire

    TTL staff will be responsible for translation of the data collection tool (questionnaire) into the local dialect, Waray-Waray. The TTL staff will also provide forward and backward translation for this study until assurance can be made of translation quality.

    Endline Survey Enumerator Training

    Logistical support for pre-testing and data collection.

    TTL staff will be responsible for providing transportation for up to 10 enumerators, 4 supervisors, and 1 consultant during the pre-testing and data collection.

    Endline Survey Data Collection Supervision

    Recruitment of enumerators and supervisors

    TTL staff will be responsible for recruiting up to 10 enumerators and 4 data collection supervisors

    Procurement of equipment for data collection

    TTL staff will be responsible for providing up to 10 phones for data collection activities.

    Endline Survey Data Analysis

    Procurement of equipment for data cleaning

    TTL staff will be responsible for providing up to 3 computers for data cleaning activities.

    Recruitment of data entry staff

    TTL staff will be responsible for recruiting up to 3 data entry staff.

    Review of analysis

    TTL staff will be responsible for reviewing the analysis and providing timely feedback.

    Endline Survey Presentation of Findings

    Logistical support for presentation

    TTL staff will be responsible for providing the venue and local transportation for the presentation

    Administrative support for presentation

    TTL staff will be responsible for ensure attendance by relevant stakeholders

    Final Evaluation Question of Interest Formulation

    Review of evaluation questions of interest

    TTL staff will be responsible for the review and approval of the evaluation questions of interest.

    Final Evaluation Tool Development

    Review of data collection tools

    TTL staff will be responsible for the review and approval of the qualitative data collection tools.

    Translation of data collection tools

    TTL staff will be responsible for translation of the qualitative data collection tools into the local dialect, Waray-Waray. The TTL staff will also provide forward and backward translation for this study until assurance can be made of translation quality.

    Final Evaluation Enumerator Training

    Logistical support for pre-testing and data collection.

    TTL staff will be responsible for providing transportation for up to 10 enumerators, 4 supervisors, and 1 consultant during the pre-testing and data collection.

    Final Evaluation Data Collection Supervision

    Recruitment of enumerators and supervisors

    TTL staff will be responsible for recruiting up to 10 enumerators and 4 data collection supervisors

    Final Evaluation Data Analysis

    Procurement of equipment for data entry and data cleaning

    TTL staff will be responsible for providing up to 3 computers for data cleaning activities.

    Recruitment of data entry staff

    TTL staff will be responsible for recruiting up to 3 data entry staff

    Review of analysis

    TTL staff will be responsible for reviewing the findings and providing timely feedback.

    Final Evaluation Presentation of Findings

    Logistical support for presentation

    TTL staff will be responsible for providing the venue and local transportation for the presentation of findings and recommendations

    Administrative support for presentation

    TTL staff will be responsible for ensure attendance by relevant stakeholders

    Endline Survey Detailed Overview

    Endline Survey Objectives

    The main objective of the survey is to collect quantitative data necessary for calculation of endline figures for goal and outcome level indicators within the Logical Framework.

    Endline Survey Geographic Scope

    The survey will cover the 23 target barangays of the TTL Program from the municipalities of Alang-Alang, MacArthur, Mayorga, and Tacloban City.

    Endline Survey Target Population

    The target population includes all 5,706 households with the 23 target barangays. The population includes 1,194 households in Alangalang, 1,112 households in MacArthur, 1,626 households in Mayorga, and 1,774 households in Tacloban. The average households size is 5.1 individuals with the eldest male in the household generally considered the head of household.

    Endline Sampling Frame

    The sample frame for the endline survey will be the household profiling list which includes all households within the targeted barangays. The household profiling list is considered to cover the entire population of interest. The sampling unit will be the household.

    Endline Survey Mode of Data Collection

    The mode of data collection will be personal interviews with data collected using Samsung Duos cellular phones running the ODK Collect survey application.

    Endline Survey Main Audience

    The main audience for the data collected from the survey will be the TTL program staff. All TTL staff efforts will be measured against the outcome-level indicators measured through the study. Additionally, ARC program delegates, ARC field management, ARC NHQ senior management, and PRC NHQ senior management will have special interest in the findings from this study. The survey will largely be used to better understand impact through comparison of baseline and endline data and will be used as an input for a final program evaluation, special information bulletins, case studies, and technical briefs.

    Endline Survey Sample Methodology

    The sample methodology will be a single stage stratified random sample.

    Endline Survey Sample Precision

    Survey estimates should have a level of precision less than or equal to 0.05.

    Endline Survey Sample Size

    The sample size for the study has been calculated as 600 households by the TTL staff however the consultant will be responsible for reviewing the calculations upon arrival. The finite population correction factor has been applied for each strata and a nonresponse rate of 15% is estimated at the strata and project level.

    Endline Survey Sample Stratification

    The sample design will be a single stage stratified random sample. The strata for this sample will be the municipality. The sampling unit will be the household and the selection methodology will be systematic random sampling within the strata. Clustering is not required because of the close proximity of households within the barangay.

    Work Plan and Deliverables

    Work Plan

    The consultancy is expected to last 52 working days from October 30th, 2017 to January 16th, 2018. The workplan should include a one week window from December 23, 2017 to December 31, 2017 in which the office will be closed and no staff will be available to support activities. The expected workflow for the consultancy is as outline in below.

    • Desk review of secondary data (baseline report, evaluation report, etc.) and discussions with TTL program staff - 2 days
    • Develop inception report - 1 day
    • Review questionnaire for endline survey - 1 day
    • Develop enumerator training guide for endline survey - 1 day
    • Conduct enumerator training for endline survey - 5 days
    • Supervise data collection for endline survey - 10 days
    • Analyze data for endline survey - 5 days
    • Presentation of findings for endline survey - 1 day
    • Formulation of questions of interest for final evaluation - 2 days
    • Desk review of secondary qualitative data (MSC videos, success stories, monitoring reports) for final evaluation - 2 days
    • Develop qualitative data collection tool for final evaluation - 1 day
    • Develop enumerator training guide for final evaluation - 1 day
    • Conduct enumerator training for final evaluation - 2 days
    • Supervise qualitative data collection for final evaluation - 4 days
    • Analyze qualitative and quantitative data for final evaluation - 6 days
    • Presentation of findings and recommendations for final evaluation - 1 day
    • Develop final evaluation report - 7 days

    Deliverables

    • Inception report - 11/01/2017
    • Endline Survey Findings Presentation - 12/04/2017
    • Final Evaluation Findings and Recommendations Presentation - 01/07/2018
    • Final Evaluation Report - 01/16/2018

    Qualifications of Consultant/Firm

    • Post graduate degree from a recognized institution relating to social research, survey methodologies or monitoring & evaluation required
    • Minimum 10 years relevant experience in mixed-methods research, preferably in the development/NGO sector in developing countries required
    • Demonstrated experience in management of household level surveys required
    • Demonstrated experience in quantitative data analysis for stratified multistage surveys required
    • Demonstrated experience in qualitative data analysis for key informant interviews, focus group discussions, and audio/visual content required
    • Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection tool development required
    • Demonstrated experience in training enumerators required
    • Professional work experience with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement preferred
    • Professional work experience with the Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Operation preferred
    • Professional work experience in country or region preferred
    • Fluency in English required, knowledge of Tagalog preferred

    How to apply:

    Application Submission Details

    Applications should include a proposal brief, curriculum vitae, cover letter, reference sheet, and rate sheet. Proposals should be submitted by email to jobs.prc.ttl@gmail.com. All proposals should be submitted by 5 pm (UTC +8) on September 30th, 2017. Any bids received after the deadline will not be considered.

    Application Submission Procedures

    Interested candidates should submit the following application materials:

    • Proposal Brief (max 2 pages)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Cover Letter
    • Reference Sheet
    • Rate Sheet

    The proposal brief should include a short explanation of high-level activities proposed by the candidate and should be limited to a maximum of 2 pages in length. The proposal brief should specify a preferred methodology and provide cost estimates for meeting the deliverables listed in the TOR. The cover letter and curriculum vitae should concisely summarize prior experiences of key personnel relevant to the aforementioned TOR. The reference sheet should include at least three professional references. The rate sheet should include daily rates for the previous 12 months of work. We thank you in advance for understanding that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next step in the application process.


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    Organization: Helen Keller International
    Country: Bangladesh
    Closing date: 14 Oct 2017

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) No. 8074

    RFP Title: Mid-Term Evaluation for Sustainable Agriculture and Production Linked to Improved Nutrition Status, Resilience, and Gender Equity (SAPLING) project

    Issue Date: 21 September 2017

    RFP questions to be submitted by: 3 October 2017 17:00 Bangladesh Time

    Proposal submission deadline: 14 October 2017 by 17:00 Bangladesh Time

    Anticipated decision on awarding the contract: 24 October 2017

    The dates above may be modified at the sole discretion of HKI. Any changes will be published in an amendment to this RFP.

    Contracting Entity: Helen Keller International (HKI)

    Place of Performance: Dhaka and the upazilas of Thanchi, Ruma, Lama, Rowangchari, and Bandarban Sadar, within the Bandarban District of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

    Contents of this document

    Annex A: Scope of Work (SOW)

    Annex B: USAID Contract Provisions

    Annex C: Format of CV to be used for Personnel (one document per person)

    Annex D: Cost proposal template (separate Excel spreadsheets)

    Annex E: Conflict of Interest Disclosure

    Offerors are encouraged to read this RFP in its entirety (including any and all attachments), paying specific attention to the instructions and requirements included herein. Issuance of this solicitation does not, in any way, obligate Helen Keller International to award a contract, nor does it commit Helen Keller International to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of a proposal. All recipients of this RFP shall treat all information and details included herein as private and confidential.

    SECTION 1: Introduction, Eligibility of Offerors, and Definitions

    Introduction

    Helen Keller International (HKI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and improving the sight and lives of the world's vulnerable by combatting the causes and consequences of blindness, poor health and malnutrition. In September 2015, HKI was awarded a cooperative agreement from USAID Food for Peace to lead the Sustainable Agriculture and Production Linked to Improved Nutrition Status, Resilience, and Gender Equity (SAPLING) project with the goal of reducing food insecurity and malnutrition in all unions of the upazilas of Thanchi, Ruma, Lama, Rowangchari, and Bandarban Sadar, within the Bandarban District of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). HKI invites all eligible Offerors to submit proposals for providing consultancy services to perform a mid-term evaluation in the Chittagong Hills Tracts in Bangladesh as described in this RFP.

    The project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for a five-year period, 30th September 2015 to 29th September 2020. The total project value is USD $28,777,000. The project anticipates assisting approximately 55,925 households (HHs) across three project “Purposes” in all unions within the five upazilas.

    The three high-level purposes of the SAPLING project are as follows:

    i.*Purpose 1: Increased income and access to nutritious foods attained equitably by both women and men;*

    ii.*Purpose 2: Improved nutritional status of children under five years of age, pregnant and lactating women and adolescent girls; and*

    iii.*Purpose 3: Sustained gender equitable ability of people, households, communities, and systems to mitigate, adapt to and recover from human-induced, and natural shocks and stresses*

    The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to select a vendor who will conduct a mid-term evaluation of the SAPLING project that will provide best value to HKI, when both technical and cost factors are combined. The overall purpose of the Mid-Term Evaluation is to conduct an in-process review focused on implementation methods, inventions management and operational modalities. The MTE will evaluate how closely program activity is in alignment with the implementation plan. It is also designed to determine whether these activities are relevant and indeed appropriate to the determine the underlying root causes of food and livelihood insescurity in SAPLING areas.

    Eligibility of Offerors

    This RFP is open to consulting firms/agencies or other entities deemed capable of implementing the scope of work, with a solid record of integrity and business ethics, and meet the eligibility requirements stated in this Section.

    Offerors submitting proposals in response to this RFP must meet the following requirements:

    1) Evaluation consultants/firms or non-government entities (for-profit and non-profit companies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), etc.) legally registered under the laws of the country where it is headquartered

    2) Have demonstrated capacity and expertise to successfully implement the Scope of Work

    3) Have completed the required representations and certifications incorporated in this RFP

    4) Willing to comply with relevant USAID rules and regulations and HKI requirements.

    5) Offerors of Nationality designated in the authorized Geographic Code, as described in Section 5 “Source of Funding and Authorized Geographic Code.” Nationality refers to the place of legal organization, ownership, citizenship, or lawful permanent residence (or equivalent immigration status to live and work on a continuing basis) of suppliers of commodities and services.

    Note: HKI will not award a contract to any firm that is debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment by the U.S. Government, or who proposes to do business with firms or firms’ principals who are debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment, in the performance of the requirement of this activity.

    SECTION 2: Proposal Instructions

    HKI will evaluate all proposals received in response to this RFP in accordance with the evaluation criteria described in this document.

    The Offeror’s proposal will consist of two separate parts:

    Part 1 - Technical Proposal

    Part 2 - Cost Proposal

    The Technical Proposal and the Cost Proposal must be submitted separately. The Offeror should not include any cost data in the Technical Proposal.

    The proposal should be concisely presented and structured, and should explain in detail the Offeror’s availability, experience and resources to provide the requested services.

    Proposals that are incomplete or do not address these criteria may not be considered in the review process. All proposals must be submitted in English.

    Both the Technical Proposal and Cost Proposal must be submitted with a Cover Letter which must include the following information and must be signed by an authorized representative of the Offeror organization:

    i. Date of proposal submission

    ii. Name of the company or organization

    iii. Name and title of authorized representative of organization

    iv. Type of company or organization

    v. Address

    vi. Telephone

    vii. E-mail

    viii. Taxpayer Identification Number

    ix. Other required documents that shall be included as attachments to the cover letter:

    a) Copy of registration or incorporation in the public registry, or equivalent document from the government office where the offeror is registered.

    b) Copy of company tax registration, or equivalent document.

    c) Copy of trade license, or equivalent document.

    HKI may choose to contact the Contractor prior to making a final decision. Please confirm whether this would be possible, ensuring that full contact details are also included (email, telephone number).

    For additional information, please see full text


    How to apply:

    All submissions must be sent to Bangladesh.procurement@hki.org


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    Organization: Helen Keller International
    Country: Burkina Faso
    Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

    Established in 1915 with Helen Keller as a founding trustee, Helen Keller International (HKI) is dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the world’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Headquartered in New York City, HKI currently conducts programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia, as well as in the United States. Renowned for its reliability, efficiency and high level of technical expertise, HKI promotes the development of sustainable, large-scale programs that deliver effective preventative and curative services for nutrition, eye health and neglected tropical diseases. The hallmark of the organization’s work is its proven success in developing, testing and scaling-up health interventions, and integrating them within government and community structures to support and build local capacity and sustainable solutions.

    Background

    HKI started its programs in Burkina Faso in 1986 and opened an operating office in 1999. Currently, HKI implements a large and complex program focusing on nutrition and the control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). HKI supports the government’s efforts in the fight against malnutrition by implementing a wide range of activities including Vitamin A supplementation, food fortification, school health and nutrition, prevention and management of acute malnutrition, enhanced homestead food production, promotion of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes and development of strategies to promote essential nutrition actions.

    HKI seeks a Chief of Party (COP) to be based in Burkina Faso and lead an anticipated USAID Food for Peace (FFP) Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) program.

    Burkina Faso is one of two focus countries, along with Niger, for USAID’s resilience agenda in the Sahel. USAID builds the resilience of vulnerable rural residents by:

    · Strengthening the institutions and governmental bodies meant to serve them,

    · Improving their productive opportunities; and

    · Helping increase the capacity and accessibility of social services while ensuring access to more nutritious foods.

    · Building on the many practices that Burkinabe have used to weather conflicts and natural shocks.

    Functional Relationships

    Reporting to the HKI Country Director, Burkina Faso, the COP serves as the representative and senior project management specialist for the USAID Food for Peace (FFP) Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) program. The COP will supervise the project team and work closely with other colleagues at HKI’s Africa regional office and headquarters. The position also requires close cooperation with the government of Burkina Faso, partner NGOs and key stakeholders, as well as with the donor.

    HKI has a matrixed reporting structure that respects both the line management and authority within country office and regional hierarchies; and the accountability and oversight duties of subject matter experts at the regional and headquarters level. Regular communication and a spirit of team work among colleagues, both hierarchically and laterally are essential to make this structure thrive.

    Scope of the Position

    The Chief of Party is accountable for the overall vision and leadership of the project and is accountable for delivering results. S/he is responsible for the overall management and operations of the project and will ensure coordination with the donor and all partners.

    This position will be based in Ouagadougou, with frequent travel to project areas.

    Key Responsibilities

    · Provide overall leadership, management and direction to ensure successful implementation of the program and achievement of program objectives.

    · Ensure that all technical areas of the project are integrated and delivered at high quality, making the most effective and efficient use of all project resources, in accordance with the project work plan.

    · Build and maintain productive working relationships with USAID, project partners, and key stakeholders. Serve as the primary liaison among all project stakeholders. Build strong collaborative relationships with Burkina Faso Government and civil society stakeholders at all levels.

    · Oversee strategic planning and work plan and budget development, quarterly reporting and other requirements, including periodic “success stories.”

    · Provide management expertise to foster technical and programmatic decisions in coordination with the HKI Country Director, Burkina Faso, and donor.

    · Ensure program is well monitored, data collected, analyzed and reported to appropriate stakeholders.

    · Ensure all program deliverables are successfully completed.

    · Ensure that activities are implemented in compliance with the requirements of USAID and HKI rules and regulations.

    · Communicate program results and create a supportive working environment.

    · Mentor, manage and oversee performance of team members.

    · Supervise senior members of the project team, including the Deputy Chief of Party, Technical Advisors, Finance and Administration Managers, and other staff as appropriate.

    · Manage relationships with donors, beneficiaries, implementing partners and other stakeholders.

    · Manage national level relationships with the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health, and other key GoBF partners.

    · Represent the project at meetings and other functions with other cooperating agencies, collaborating partners, senior government officials and donor agencies.

    · Work closely with the Finance and Administration Managers to develop and monitor appropriate budgets to support technical activities.

    Qualifications

    · Master’s degree in development studies, agriculture, nutrition, public health or related field; plus

    · Minimum of ten years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    · Prior experience managing USAID-funded assistance projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries; experience managing multi-sectoral projects including agricultural development and maternal child health and nutrition.

    · Proven leadership skills, plus demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, managing and mentoring staff.

    · Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.

    · Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements. Experience with maintaining high levels of quality despite demanding reporting schedules and short deadlines for deliverables. Ability to review and ensure accuracy of complex budget and expenditure formats.

    · Fluency in English and French are required. This includes excellent oral and written English language skills, including the ability to quickly synthesize complex technical and programmatic issues into concise communications and develop high quality reports.

    · Computer literate in use of word-processing and spreadsheets; experience in statistical software, data analysis and interpretation is highly desirable.

    · Experience working within the Francophone West African/Sahel development context is an advantage.

    · Ability to travel extensively within the country and internationally, as required and as security permits.

    · Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender and youth issues in food security programming.

    · Experience with two or more of the following types of programs is an advantage: WaSH, climate change/disaster risk reduction, livelihoods (farm and/or non-farm), maternal and child health and nutrition, or community resilience.

    · Experience with one or more of the following cross-cutting approaches programs is an advantage: gender equity and female empowerment, youth empowerment, and social accountability and governance.

    · An ability to work in challenging and changing environments, and to see through challenges to find solutions

    · An ability to maintain balance when under stress.

    · Demonstrable respect for all persons regardless of religion, ethnicity, class or gender, with a high comfort level working in a diverse environment with a demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards.

    Employment is contingent upon USAID award. The initial contract is for two years with the possibility of renewal.


    How to apply:

    Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to HKI.Recruitment@hki.org noting the job title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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    Organization: Helen Keller International
    Country: Senegal
    Closing date: 24 Nov 2017

    Established in 1915 with Helen Keller as a founding trustee, Helen Keller International (HKI) is dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the world’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Headquartered in New York City, HKI has an operating budget of some $80 million and currently conducts programs in 20 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States. Renowned for its reliability, efficiency and high level of technical expertise, HKI promotes the development of sustainable, large-scale programs that deliver effective preventative and curative services for nutrition, eye health and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) while dealing with cross-cutting development issues such as gender equity, resilient livelihoods, and economic empowerment. The hallmark of the organization’s work is its proven success in developing, testing and scaling-up health interventions and integrating them within government and community structures to support and build local capacity and sustainable solutions.

    Background

    HKI’s programs in Africa have a long history, going back more than 30 years. We are currently implementing regional, multi-country and country specific projects in 12 countries in Africa. With about 550 staff and an annual operating budget of about $40 million, HKI’s programs in Africa are funded by a mix of government, corporate and foundation donors, including United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Global Affairs Canada, Irish Aid, United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, END Fund and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Funding for the programs is generated through country, regional and headquarters fundraising efforts as well as through HKI’s affiliate, HKI Europe.

    The country offices are supervised and supported directly by the Africa Regional Office (AFRO) team and managers of multi-country programs. The regional office is also responsible for all regional partner relations including regional UN offices, regional economic communities, the African Union, and regional health organizations.

    HKI is seeking a Regional Technical Advisor for Nutrition programs (the Technical Advisor) to provide overall program vision, technical leadership, and quality assurance for HKI nutrition programs throughout Africa.

    Functional Relationships

    Reporting to the Vice President (VP) for Africa, the Technical Advisor is a member of the Regional Management Team (RMT). In addition, the position has a strong dotted line relationship to the Vice President, Nutrition at the US headquarters.

    The Technical Advisor works in close collaboration with the RDs, the Regional M&E Advisor and multi-country Program Managers and technical colleagues across the organization. The Technical Advisor is a member of HKI’s global Senior Management Team (SMT) and serves on selected technical working groups.

    As the functional lead for nutrition programs in the region, the Technical Advisor will provide direct line management of regional nutrition specialists (currently CMAM, Food Fortification and IYCF) and serves as the dotted line manager of senior nutrition staff in the country offices, contributing to selection and ongoing performance management.

    HKI has a matrixed reporting structure that respects both the line management and authority within country office and regional hierarchies; and the accountability and oversight duties of subject matter experts and multi-country program managers at the regional and headquarters level. Strong communication skills and a spirit of teamwork among colleagues, both hierarchically and laterally, are essential to thrive within this structure.

    The Technical Advisor also plays a key role in nurturing and overseeing relationships and cooperation with governments, partner NGOs, universities, industries, donors and UN agencies, and representing HKI to donors and the international community.

    Scope of the Position

    In addition to providing the overall program vision, technical leadership, and quality assurance for HKI nutrition programs throughout Africa, the Technical Advisor is responsible for ensuring positive donor relations and engaging in strategic partnerships with regional and international agencies. The incumbent will serve as a catalyst and technical resource in securing additional resources for HKI’s nutrition programs in Africa, including writing proposals, and in leading documentation and dissemination of HKI’s nutrition-related research and experiences by publishing relevant reports and contributing to peer-reviewed papers in the international scientific literature.

    Supervising the regional nutrition specialists, the Technical Advisor will ensure the technical quality of program and proposal development; develop new projects and operations research protocols; and provide guidance, input and oversight to ensure that country office programs are implemented and reported on at the highest standards. Field travel includes visits to country offices and project sites as well as international meetings, as needed.

    Key Responsibilities

    § Strategic Planning and Vision: Provide technical support and leadership to country offices implementing nutrition-related activities and regional nutrition initiatives. Provide guidance and coordinate regional nutrition team input into the country and regional office planning processes for overall nutrition programs, in accordance with HKI strategic plan and other strategies. Develop synergies between program areas in coordination with the other programs.

    § Program Development/Marketing/Fundraising: Identify and pursue new program initiatives that are consistent with HKI’s mission and strategic plan through developing innovative, evidence-based strategies, assisting colleagues to develop and write proposals. Identify partnership opportunities and maintain strong relationships with existing donors and partners, while cultivating new donors.

    § Program Quality Assurance: Provide overall technical leadership to a team of nutrition managers/specialists in the region, including country office staff, to enhance technical quality of HKI’s programs related to nutrition and ensuring gender considerations are integrated in all programs and projects. Support the VP Nutrition and work closely with the Regional M&E Advisor in the development and roll out of minimum program standards and other quality assurance tools that can be implemented throughout Africa.

    § Staff Management and Supervision: Carry out supervisory responsibilities for direct reports in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Plan, assign, and direct work; appraise performance; reward and discipline supervisees; address complaints and resolve problems with the support of HR. Assist in interviewing, hiring, and training/orienting senior country office nutrition staff. Identify professional development needs and opportunities for staff. Ensure regular communication and support mutual accountability among staff and colleagues.

    § Representation and Partnerships: Work with colleagues to identify new partnership possibilities and maintain collaboration with regional institutions, international and local donors, international and local NGOs, universities and other resource institutions. Ensure HKI representation at key regional meetings and conferences concerning nutrition.

    § Dissemination of Information: Maintain and further HKI’s international role in nutrition by assisting country offices to document and publish/present relevant programmatic findings and lessons learned. Review articles for Nutrition News for Africa. In collaboration with the VP Nutrition, Regional M&E Advisor, and regional and headquarters staff, assist country staff and research collaborators in developing articles for peer-reviewed publication.

    Qualifications

    § At least a Master’s degree in Nutrition or related field with strong hands-on experience in nutrition programming, including at the community level, is required. PhD a strong plus; and

    § A minimum of 8-10 years of related field experience in nutrition programming (e.g., micronutrients, IYCF, management of acute malnutrition, and nutrition sensitive agriculture), including strong quantitative analytic skills, ideally including development and management of nutrition programs; or equivalent combination of skills and experience.

    § Strong technical knowledge of nutrition programs in the developing world, particularly sub-Saharan Africa, including demonstrated ability to track and disseminate new developments in the field.

    § Familiarity with behavior change communication strategies in support of nutrition programs..

    § Experience in undertaking and supporting data collection, analysis and report and article writing, including publication in peer-reviewed journals. Implementation/operational research experience, preferable.

    § Demonstrated understanding of complex international operations. Ability to manage technical team and to interact productively with country offices and partners and to build capacity of colleagues.

    § A proven successful track record in fundraising and proposal writing.

    § Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with external contacts, as well as internal colleagues.

    § Excellent oral and written English. Ability to read, analyze and interpret the most complex documents, and to prepare presentations and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics.

    § Strong oral and written ability in French. Ability to work in Portuguese an advantage.

    § Demonstrated knowledge of the application of information technologies to HKI program areas. Knowledge of various software to be able to undertake data analysis, prepare presentations and other work-related documents.

    § An ability to work in challenging and changing environments, and to see through challenges to find solutions. An ability to maintain balance when under stress.

    § Demonstrable respect for all persons regardless of religion, ethnicity, class or gender, with a high comfort level working in a diverse environment with a demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards.

    § Residence in or willingness to relocate to Dakar, Senegal.

    § Ability and willingness to undertake extensive field travel (at least 30%). 00000000}


    How to apply:

    Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to HKI.Recruitment@hki.org noting the job title in the subject line.


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    Organization: American Red Cross
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 11 Nov 2017

    DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:

    The American Red Cross (ARC) International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. With programs and partners in 70 countries, the American Red Cross is working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent Network in order to deliver critical assistance to some of the most vulnerable communities in the world, reaching 100 million people annually.

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    International Disaster Response (IDR) Reserves are disaster management professionals who have extensive experience in emergency operations management, coordination, or specific technical areas. In all cases the role of the IDR Reserves is to support the response and recovery activities of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement disaster operations. IDR Reserve employees of the Red Cross are paid while working on disaster operations and on specific non-disaster assignments. IDR Reserves are expected to be available for disaster response deployments for a minimum of 4 weeks and no more than 6 months at a time, must be available to either deploy or provide remote support with a minimum notice and must successfully complete a medical clearance form. Travel is required on some IDR Reserve assignments.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The IM/GIS Specialist provides both deployed and remote support to the IFRC and Operating National Society (ONS in order to facilitate effective response activities in keeping with IFRC/ONS disaster management strategy for a response operation. Based on the emergency strategy and the support requested the role may include the following responsibilities:

    Required:

    • Serve as the focal point or on a team responsible for geospatial information on Red Cross/Red Crescent activities
    • Identify data/analysis/information needs to support decision-making
    • Establish data and geospatial data collection and processing systems
    • Collect, collate, analyze and disseminate geospatial information regarding the plans and actual service delivery of major assistance providers
    • Use data collected to provide initial analysis that identifies gaps, overlaps, and bottlenecks by sector/area/program through maps and other products as needed
    • Design, create, and/or coordinate IM/GIS products such as visual representation in assessments, planning and reporting
    • Understand and apply RC format on maps and information products

    Additional duties as needed:

    • Support preparation of situation reports and communication documents, briefing papers, maps and final reporting; specifically, responsible for IM/GIS products such as visual representation of information used in reporting and communication activities (maps, graphics, charts, etc)
    • Support Movement coordination with inter-agency coordination efforts across sectors
    • Advocate and support advocacy for best match of resources to needs based on the information and analysis.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    An ideal IM/GIS Specialist has a mixture of technical and interpersonal skills, as well as experience working in international contexts and foreign language skills. We are looking for a combination of the following:

    • Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to synthesize, process and prioritize large amounts of information quickly
    • Strong understanding of data collection and management
    • Significant computer literacy with moderate to advanced skills in QGIS and/or ArcGIS. Ability to produce high-quality maps in the field is highly desirable though mapping can often be supported remotely.
    • Additional skills with databases, IT equipment, web design, scripting, and use of cloud services are all an added asset
    • Some experience with graphic design and the ability to translate digital information into graphic presentations. Adobe Illustrator skills preferred. GIS products are required for different audiences, utilizing a mixture of text, charts, graphs and other visual displays of information to effectively communicate complex geospatial information.
    • Knowledge of mobile data collection and survey techniques using OpenDataKit and Magpie are a plus
    • Good understanding of humanitarian responses, the actors involved, and the role of evidence-based decision making upon the delivery of humanitarian action.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and experience with teamwork and coordination. Information managers often need to bridge the communication between decision makers, coordinators, etc. and technical personnel responsible for delivering various technologies aimed to assist in data collection, storage, or analysis.
    • Strong attention to detail, and ability to identify gaps and take the initiative to address them
    • International work experience preferred
    • Fluency in a foreign language (preferably Spanish) IM/GIS Reserve, IROC

    How to apply:

    The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Washington-DC/IM-GIS-Reserve--IROC_RC7133-1


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