Mexico: Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights II (STARR II) IDIQ: Long- and Short-Term Positions

Organization: Ecodit
Country: Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Zambia
Closing date: 19 May 2017

Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights II (STARR II) IDIQ: Long- and Short-Term Positions

ECODIT is seeking experts interested in long- and short-term positions for projects under the anticipated Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights II (STARR II) IDIQ, which will deliver services in the land and resource governance sector in support of Development Objective One within USAID’s Office of Land and Urban (LU) in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3): Improve land and resource governance and strengthen property rights for all members of society, especially women.

ECODIT is seeking junior, mid- and senior-level experts, including experienced Chiefs of Party (COPs) and Project Managers. Interested candidates must have relevant experience working in land and/or resource governance on donor-funded projects in developing countries. Prior USAID experience is also desirable. The following is an illustrative list of the types of expertise required for the IDIQ. Individuals with significant relevant experience working on similar donor-funded international development projects are also encouraged to apply.

  • Task Order Manager/COP
  • Deputy Task Order Manager/Deputy COP/Country Director
  • Land Tenure Specialist/Subject Matter Expert
  • Land Administration Specialist
  • Land Lawyer
  • Post-Conflict/Post-Disaster Land Tenure Specialist
  • Climate Change and Tenure Specialist
  • Agricultural Economist
  • Gender Specialist
  • GIS/Technology Specialist
  • Monitoring and Evaluation/Knowledge Management Specialist

About the Organization

ECODIT is a U.S. small business leader in international development with 24 years of experience working with governments, businesses, municipalities and non-governmental organizations to advance environmentally- and socially-responsible development around the world. We provide technical assistance services ranging from quick-turnaround assessments and evaluations to design and implementation of long-term multi-million dollar projects. Since its founding in 1993, ECODIT has provided more than $25 million of professional services through more than 200 projects/contracts to diverse clients in more than 30 countries. Building on its track record of success, ECODIT has continuously expanded the depth and breadth of its expertise in the environment, water, energy and tourism sectors.

How to apply:

Application

Interested candidates should submit a brief cover letter and CV at www.ecodit.com/careers. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; no phone calls please. ECODIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud of its diverse staff.

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Zambia: Consultant: Process Evaluation (Zambia)

Organization: mothers2mothers
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 04 May 2017

Background

In 2015, mothers2mothers (m2m) began operating in Zambia through a local sub-partner, the Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Management Programme (CHAMP). Mentor Mothers provide psychosocial support and education for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in two facilities and on mobile outreach units in Lusaka and Northwestern Province. To advance internal learning, m2m seeks a service provider to conduct a process evaluation of m2m’s operations in Zambia, specifically the use of a sub-award model for providing Mentor Mother services.

The purpose of the process evaluation is to provide m2m with lessons learned and recommendations that will contribute to decision making regarding implementation modalities in other countries of operation.

Scope of Work

The consultant will assess the feasibility of implementing the Mentor Mother Model through a sub-award in Zambia and document lessons learned and recommendations for replication and scale-up of m2m’s sub-award approach. Information will be collected through desk review of documents provided by m2m; key informant interviews; and observation. The service provider will develop all data collection instruments, and be responsible for the logistics and expenses for all activities required to carry out this work. m2m will make available relevant programme documents and facilitate introductions to the necessary staff and stakeholders.

The following deliverables must be produced throughout the process of conducting the research, subsequent to being awarded the contract.

  1. Briefing sessions with m2m, as required initially and throughout the process of conducting the research;

  2. A research work plan with clear timeframes as well as process and output milestones;

  3. A methodology document, including report structure, analytical framework/analysis plan, data collection instruments.

  4. Draft research report for review: Full (in Word format) with findings, recommendations and executive summary;

  5. Final research report for review;

  6. Delivery of recordings and transcripts.

Qualifications and Experience:

· Experience with public health programme delivery in Zambia.

· Demonstrated experience designing and conducting process evaluations or similar projects

· Ability to design, manage, and implement similar research projects. This includes the design of in-depth interviews and focus group discussion guides.

· Demonstrated experience conducting semi-structured data collection including key informant interviews and focus group discussions

· Strong writing and analytical skills

· Experience working in Zambia, with local language proficiency preferred

Timeframe

· The research is expected to be commissioned by mid-May 2017. A draft Research Report needs to be completed by 9 June 2017, with the final Research Report completed by 26 June 2017.

Budget

· The quotation for conducting the research is recommended not exceed ZMW 160,000. The contract will be awarded on the basis of an all-inclusive fixed fee that will cover all fees and expenses, as well as relevant taxes.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should apply for this position via https://www.m2m.org/careers/ by 4 May 2017.

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Zambia: Chief of Mission

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 23 Apr 2017

Position Title : Chief of Mission

Duty Station : Lusaka, Zambia

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 23 April 2017

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Benin, Bahamas, Botswana, Belize, Congo, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Cambodia, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Mauritania, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, United Republic of Tanzania, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa

Context:

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Director (RD) for Southern Africa in Pretoria, the successful candidate will be IOM’s principal interlocutor with the Government of Zambia and relevant ministries, United Nations (UN) System in Zambia and civil society. S/he will be the Diplomatic Representative of the International Organization for Migration Mission and is accredited to the Republic of Zambia. S/he will be accountable and responsible for the management of the IOM Mission including the oversight of activities and programme development, fundraising, institutional liaison and the promotion of IOM services and strategy in Zambia.

S/he will be responsible for keeping RO Pretoria, Headquarters (HQs) and other concerned missions informed of relevant governmental concerns and programmatic developments.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Manage the IOM Mission in Zambia and provide strategic vision, guidance and supervision to the programs and its entire staff.

  2. Provide effective leadership and ensure the coordination of the implemented programs, in line with IOM’s policies and practices as well as donor requirements.

  3. Plan, direct the operational, administrative, budgetary, financial and human resources activities of the Mission including the daily supervision of its staff, in accordance with the Organization’s rules and procedures.

  4. Develop and contribute to IOM’s overall mandate and strategy through project/ programme development and implementation in Zambia with appropriate consultation with the relevant partners in Zambia, RO and HQs.

  5. Take full responsibility for the successful execution of ongoing operational programmes and the development of new ones. Ensure the timely and regular reporting and updates of IOM’s programme/project activities within Zambia, as required by donors through project agreements and in accordance with IOM procedures.

  6. Review and evaluate the operational, programme and administrative activities of the Mission and prepare recommendations with a view to increasing their effectiveness and streamlining procedures.

  7. Advice the Regional Office, HQs and other IOM country missions on developments in the field of migration and on governmental policies affecting the activities of IOM and propose appropriate action.

  8. Continue to develop and maintain liaison with governmental authorities, diplomatic missions, international and regional organizations, national institutions and non- governmental organizations (NGOs), private sector, as well as public media, to coordinate and promote IOM’s work and identify needs and priorities for cooperation and project development as well as for fundraising purposes.

  9. Participate in appropriate policy and operational United Nations Country Team (UNCT) inter-agency mechanisms, in particular with a view to inserting migration related issues into the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) process and contributing to the UN Delivering as One Process.

  10. Prepare regular and special reports covering IOM activities in the country; prepare briefings and background information as required, including specific information requested by the government and other entities.

  11. Ensure donor visibility in activities and public communications related to the programmes.

  12. Undertake day to day Liaison functions with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat based in Lusaka.

  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Law, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

• Experience in programme development and management including advocacy;

• Ability and experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as well as with

national, regional and international institutions;

• Good knowledge of programme development and migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization.

Languages

Fluency in English is required.

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 23 April 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 10.04.2017 to 23.04.2017

Requisition: VN 2017/89 (P) – Chief of Mission (P3) – Lusaka, Zambia (55033355) Released

Posting: Posting NC55033386 (55033386) Released

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