Chief of Party – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) , Mozambique


DAI seeks Chief of Party (Project Director/Team Leader) candidates for an anticipated water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) program in Mozambique. Qualified candidates will have a mix of experience that illustrates technical expertise, knowledge of the country context, experience managing large donor-funded programs, and Portuguese language capability.
Responsibilities:
The Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for overall management, technical direction, and administration to ensure project success. This includes the acquisition, supervision, and professional development of the project’s financial and human resources. The Chief of Party ensures the quality and timeliness of all project deliverables. S/he will be responsible for ensuring effective coordination of all project activities with those of relevant GRM institutions, other donors, and related USG or USAID-funded activities. The COP should meet the following requirements:
  • Hold an advanced degree (Masters or higher) in a relevant field, such as engineering, public health or natural resource management
  • At least ten (10) years or more of progressively responsible international work experience managing water development projects/programs including WASH, social behavior change, governance or institutional development
  • At least five (5) years of experience managing WASH service projects in a developing country, ideally with experience in the Mozambican context
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible supervisory work experience including direct supervision of professional and support staff; and assembling and managing teams working on complex multi-faceted international development programs.
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, in both English and Portuguese
Qualifications:
Applicants with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:
  • Background in WASH including water systems or water infrastructure engineering, behavior change communications, WASH policy and/or WASH economics.
  • Experience working with local governments and/or private sector to improve availability of functional water and sanitation infrastructure in health facilities and communities
  • Experience increasing use of health promoting WASH practices by target populations, including handwashing, community-led total sanitation, and the effective storage/treatment of water in the household to limit exposure to diseases.
  • Experience increasing access to drinking water services to rural and urban areas through piped networks, kiosks and functional water pumps.
  • Building governments capacity at local levels (provincial, district) to plan and monitor quality WASH services
  • Improving ability of government staff, community members, and private companies to manage and maintain WASH infrastructure

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should e-mail CV and cover letter referring to the position by April 17, 2017 to MozWASH@dai.com . Please include “Chief of Party, Mozambique WASH” in your email subject line.
No phone inquiries will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Water and Sanitation (WASH) project , Mozambique


Call for Resumes
DAI, a global consulting firm based in the United States, is currently accepting applications from senior and mid-level candidates for long-term positions for an anticipated water and sanitation project in Mozambique. Candidates with prior experience in the following areas are encouraged to apply:
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Infrastructure Specialist (with prior experience in engineering, architecture, or related field)
  • Institutional Development Specialist (with prior experience in capacity building of water committees, water operators and/or private sector providers in system operation and maintenance, financial and management performance and extend service coverage)
  • Sanitation Behavior Change Communication Specialist (with prior experience in directing WASH practices and sanitation demand services)
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (with prior experience with USAID M&E systems and WASH indicators)
  • Operations and Finance Specialist (prior experience on USAID funded contracts preferred)
General Requirements:
  • Hold an advanced degree (Masters or higher) in a relevant field, such as engineering, architecture, public health, natural resource management, rural development, development sciences, or social sciences
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, in English and Portuguese
  • At least five (5) years of water and sanitation sector expertise in the Mozambican context
  • Prior experience on USAID and/or international donor programs highly desirable
Solicitação de Resumés
DAI, uma empresa de consultoria global com sede nos Estados Unidos, está aceitando inscrições de candidatos de alto nível e de nível médio para posições de longo prazo em um projeto de agua e saneamento que está fase de planejamento em Moçambique. Encorajamos aplicaçoes para candidatos com experiência prévia nas seguintes áreas:
  • Especialista em Infraestrutura de Água, Saneamento e Higiene (WASH), com experiência prévia em Engenharia, Arquitetura ou áreas afins
  • Especialista com experiência anterior em capacitação de comitês de administração hídrica, formação de operadores no setor hídrico e prestadores de service no sector privado para a operação do sistema e manutenção, gestão financeira, desempenho e ampliaçao da cobertura do serviço
  • Especialista em Comunicação de Mudança de Comportamento no setor de Saneamento (com experiência anterior em dirigir práticas de WASH e demanda de serviços de saneamento)
  • Especialista em Monitoramento, Avaliação e Aprendizagem (com experiência anterior em sistemas de avaliaçao e monitaramento nos padrões USAID e indicadores WASH)
  • Especialista em Operações e Finanças (preferência dada a aqueles com experiência anterior com projetos financiados pela USAID)
Requisitos gerais:
  • Diploma avançado (Mestrado ou superior) em um campo relevante, como engenharia, arquitetura, saúde pública, gestão de recursos naturais, desenvolvimento rural, ciências de desenvolvimento ou ciências sociais
  • Sólidas habilidades de comunicação, tanto escritas quanto orais em Inglês e Português
  • Pelo menos cinco (5) anos de experiência em água e saneamento no contexto Moçambicano
  • Experiência prévia em USAID, incluindo programas apoiados por doadores internacionais é uma qualificação altamente desejável

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should e-mail CV and cover letter referring to the position/area of interest by April 17, 2017 to MozWASH@dai.com
No phone inquiries will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Os candidatos interessados devem enviar seus resumés e carta de apresentação especificando o cargo desejado na sua área de interesse a MozWASH@dai.com, até 17 de abril de 2017.
Não serão aceitas solicitaçoes feitas por telephone e apenas os candidatos pre-selecionados serão contactados.

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Recruitment at African Union – Zambians – Deadline April 17 2017


Organization

The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia. In seeking to achieve these objectives, the African Union intends to strengthen its capacity to deliver by, among others, the implementation of new organization structure and the filling of regular and short-term vacant posts.

Department

Post title: Animal Health Expert
Grade: P3 Step 5
Directorate: DREA-IBAR
Duty station: AU-IBAR, Nairobi, Kenya
Number of Positions: 1

Project

AU-IBAR led a cross section of stakeholders in the livestock sector on the African continent to formulate the Livestock Development Strategy for Africa (LiDeSA), a 20 year framework for the collective and coordinated development of the livestock on the continent. The strategy was approved by the AU Heads of States and Governments of the AU in January 2015. To initiate the implementation of the LiDeSA, the European Union has made available funds to assist AU-IBAR implement the Sustainable Development of Livestock for Livelihoods in Africa (Live2Africa) project, which will initiate the implementation of the LiDeSA. In this regard, AU-IBAR seeks the services of an Animal Health Expert who will be responsible for implementing the Animal Health Delivery Services component of the project.

Supervision

Under the direct supervision of the Live2Africa Project Officer and the overall supervision of the Chief Animal Health Officer, the Animal Health Expert will be responsible for the overall operations relating to Animal Health Systems and Services Delivery:

Tasks

  • Carry out an assessment of the status of implementation of recommendations of Performance of veterinary services missions, gap analysis missions, veterinary legislation missions and support national veterinary services develop and implement strategic plans
  • Support member states develop and utilise TADs and zoonoses preparedness and response capacities ;
  • Assess AU-IBAR achievements in promoting OH and develop and pilot innovative approaches to OH sustained capacity utilisation and intersectoral collaboration
  • Develop, pilot and broaden models of coordination mechanism for animal health services delivery and control of TADs and zoonosis.
  • Develop, pilot and broaden models of public private partnerships in the animal health system.
  • Support implementation of policies and compliance with legislation including roadmaps for regional harmonisation.
  • Backstop the ARIS manager in the analysis of member states animal health reports and the drafting of the Pan African Animal Resources Yearbook
  • Contribute to the monitoring and analysis the state of animal health in Africa and the generation of annual policy briefs
  • Assist the Unit Head in planning and reporting
  • Perform any other duty the Unit Head may deem fit to assign

Requirements

Educational qualification and Work experience

  • Master’s Degree in Veterinary epidemiology with a 7 years’ experience as Animal Health Expert in none-state or government institutions or international organizations dealing with animal health and a minimum of 3 years in senior management position. A PhD in Veterinary epidemiology will be an added advantage.
  • A University Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary science and a certification in epidemiology in lieu of the Master’s Degree in Veterinary epidemiology is accepted with a 10 years’ experience as Animal Health Expert in non-state or government institutions or international organizations dealing with animal health and a minimum of 5 years in senior management position may be accepted.
  • Experience in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of animal health services delivery programmes.
  • Strong knowledge and experience on result based management.
  • Strong knowledge and experience on livestock values chains development.
  • Experience in an international work environment is highly desirable.

Other relevant skills and Competencies

  • Professionalism – Proven expertise in animal production science, policy formulation and advocacy related to animal production and sustainable development; demonstrated in-depth technical knowledge and proven analytical skills on issues related to animal production and sustainable development;
  • Planning and organizing – Proven ability to plan and organize work within a project; ability to make timely decisions;
  • Communication – Effective written, oral and presentation skills, particularly ability to present information in a concise and accurate manner; ability to develop consensus among people with varying points of view.
  • Teamwork: Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to operate effectively across organisational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with respect for diversity.
  • Judgement/Decision-making – Good judgement and initiative, imagination and resourcefulness, energy and tact, ability to ensure an effective work structure to maximise productivity and achieve institution’s goals.

Language Requirement

Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages, proficiency of two or more in other of one or several other working language(s) would be an added value.

Tenure of Appointment

The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of One years, of with three month will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be renewable, subject to satisfactory performance, deliverables and funding availability.

Gender Mainstreaming

The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration

The salary attached to the position is a fixed annual lump sum of US$ 84,477.46 (P3 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff and US$ 70,613.43 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff.

Contract Type

Short Term

Employment Fraction

Full-time

Branch

IBAR, Nairobi

HOW TO APPLY:
How to Apply Applications must be made through the AUC E-recruitment Website not later than 17 April 2017.
Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

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