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Friday, January 20, 2017

Organization Development & Effectiveness Consultant

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  2:29 AM
  • Position title: Organization Development & Effectiveness Consultant
  • Grade: N/A
  • Position N°: N/A
  • Reference: ADB/17/004
  • Publication date: 19/01/2017
  • Closing date: 29/01/2017
  • Country: Côte d’Ivoire

Objectives

THE BANK
The AfDB’ s mission is to fight poverty and improve living conditions on the continent through promoting the investment of public and private capital in projects and programs that are likely to contribute to the economic and social development of the region. It has made significant progress in solidifying its place as a key development partner for its Regional Member Countries (RMCs) and has had great impact on development in Africa over the past 50 years. Over the last 10 years in particular, it has both expanded its range of activities and maintained its AAA rating. Among various achievements on the continent, from 2012 to 2015 the Bank has improved access to transport for 20 million people, improved access to electricity for 10 million people, and supported agricultural developments that have benefited 10 million people. The African Development Bank is now the leading financial institution in the continent and Africa’s voice on global economic, financial, and development issues. The Bank has also continuously increased its capital to sustain growing lending in Africa while retaining its AAA rating. Since September, it has initiated and assumed the leadership role to drive the implementation of the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy (TYS) with a focus on key areas TYS’ High 5s. The TYS pursues two broad strategic objectives – supporting inclusive growth and a transition to green growth. While these objectives remain relevant, a number of recent global and regional economic and social developments require that implementation of the TYS be scaled up significantly to accelerate development impact and focus on five high priority objectives - namely, Light up and Power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the quality of life for Africans (together, the “High 5’s”).
THE HR DEPARTMENT
The role of the Human Resources Management department is to develop and execute a People Strategy, Policies, Processes and Practices which will enable the Bank to achieve its strategic Agenda. Core to the HR Strategy will be the attraction, development, engagement, motivation and retention of a best-in-class workforce.
In order to create a truly transformed HR work-way, CHRM department is structured around a triangular Model: Business Partnerships for strategy, client contracting and HR delivery, Centers of Expertise/SMEs for internal consulting, thought leadership, design, talent and staff development and training  and best practice benchmarking, HR Shared Services for transactional excellence and employees outreach. This new HR Model will deliver a world-class employee life-cycle experience.

Duties and responsibilities

THE ROLE
This role will lead the innovation, design and delivery of AfDB- specific organization effectiveness and change solutions.
The Consultant will act as Adviser to and will partner the HR Director on the implementation of major organizational development (OD) initiatives to increase leadership and organizational capacity.
We are looking for someone with a highly analytical approach, leadership skills and strong project management skills. The ultimate goal of this position is to identify trends and manage change to drive faster adoption, greater ultimate utilization and higher proficiency on the changes impacting employees in the organization so that business results are achieved.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES WILL INCLUDE;
·         Works with Complex/Departments to assess and recommend actions to improve organizational effectiveness; leverages technology in the integration, administration and delivery of assessment and employee engagement processes.
·         Identifies, tracks and analyzes metrics to measure organizational effectiveness solutions for employees; conducts organizational assessments and provides data analysis and feedback for Teams.
·         Lead workplace of the future effectiveness agenda; integrate and support diversity and inclusion planning and assessment for the bank, including gender, multi-cultural and multi-generational awareness as well as readiness.
·         Lead and plan Bank- wide interventions to foster a vibrant organizational culture focused on the New Business Model and the High 5s.
·         Develop leadership assessment strategy that includes leadership potential, readiness and development; provides strategic consultation on utilizing assessments for development.
·         Contribute to broader Learning and Development initiatives; Partners with all divisions within human resources to develop, align, leverage, and integrate strategies and programs.
·         Manage and drive faster adoption, greater ultimate utilization and higher proficiency on the changes impacting employees in the organization so that business results are achieved.
·         Identify and conduct strategic reviews of People systems, processes and business operations to identify optimization opportunities.
·         Lead in designing, building, and implementing roadmaps and programs in alignment with HR and business strategies.
·         Communicate project progress, implementation and related policies and programs to cross-functional stakeholders and senior-level management.
·         Partner and advise on end to end change management for specific projects across the organization: craft the strategy aligned with business goals, create actionable plans, help the teams execute on those plans, measure success, flag issues and cement the change.
·         Identify periodic reviews of the various elements of HR projects and People trends in order to analyze opportunities and new projects, and make appropriate recommendations to ensure programs remain relevant, competitive and affordable.
·         Maintain expert knowledge in the field by researching best practices, monitoring legislative developments, evaluating emerging trends, keeping appraised of advancements and conducting benchmark comparisons.
·         Manage critical analysis on high-impact HR issues.
·         Partner and collaborate with all Division Managers in the HR Department (HR COE, HR Business Partners and Shared Services) to understand business needs, deliver superior solutions, and evaluate results.

Selection Criteria

Master’s Degree in HR Resources, Organization Development/Effectiveness.
  • Considerable knowledge of current global HR trends and practices.
  • 15 years (minimum) of experience consulting with senior leaders to develop and implement company-wide initiatives.
  • Project Management Certification achieved (preferred) or underway.
  • Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Project Management software.
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles and methodologies.
  • Strong analytic, project management skills and decision making abilities.
  • Ability to anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation-management and make necessary tradeoffs.
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles and methodologies
  • Excellent time-management skills.
  • Ability to build relationships with client groups and influence decision making at a senior level.
  • Works as a business partner with the HR Team.
  • Ability to successfully deal with ambiguity and deliver results in those situations.
  • Strong leadership, negotiation, and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to create practical and engaging HR tools and presentations and visualize data in a concise yet impactful way.
  • Strong communication skills - oral and written.
  • Problem solving and root cause identification skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with and influence others at all levels of the organization.
Languages: Fluent in either English or French and a fair understanding of the second one will be an added advantage. 

HOW TO APPLY


1.   Applicants will only be considered if they (a) submit a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) demonstrating relevant qualifications and experience, and (b) are registered in the African Development Bank’s Consultant Database, in DACON via this link: http://www.afdb.org/en/projects-and-operations/procurement/consultancy-services-dacon/  
2.   Candidates should submit their applications online, attaching their CV in addition to a Motivation Statement of no more than one page. The CV and Motivation Statement should be attached as one pdf or Word document.

Apply online

To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.

Financial Analyst, Southern Africa

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  1:58 AM
Financial Analyst
Southern Africa
Based in Washington, DC
Up to 10% international travel
Reports to the Sr. Financial Analyst
Who we are
We're Population Services International (PSI), the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.
There are over 9,000 “PSI'ers” around the world. It's a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.
Join us!
The Southern Africa (SA) team is known for our social enterprises and innovations in HIV- related work, including self-testing and VMMC. Currently, we have programs operating in Lesotho, Madagascar, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe and will be adding two more countries Mozambique and Angola.
We are looking for a Financial Analyst with finance acumen and strong business and analytical abilities (especially with numbers) and the belief that “the devil is in details”. An ideal candidate has INGO experience, experience with creating and managing budgets, worked on preparing and reviewing financial reports, etc.
The position will form part of a regional backstopping team based in DC and will be expected to interact regularly with the field offices in the region, as well as other departments in Washington including Contracts, Finance and Procurement.
Sound like you? Read on.
Your contribution
The Financial Analyst plays a critical role in supporting the regional support team and is responsible for providing financial services for domestic and overseas program staff on all accounting and finance issues. Duties include, but are not limited to the following;
Reporting & Analysis:
  • You will support on analyzing and updating financial management dashboards/overview (burn rates, program income, Overhead, Surplus/Deficit etc).
  • You will support on monitoring countries' program performance against annual operating and donor budgets in close coordination with Associate Program Manager.
Billing:
  • Manage the funder billing process and cycle in close coordination with country office, Accounting Department and SA program staff ensuring all bills are submitted on time and are of high quality.
  • Review and reconcile sub-recipient's payments processed from DC, you will liaise with Associate Program Managers to ensure that sub award budgets and payments align with donor budgets and program deliverables.
Budgets:
  • You will support country platforms to ensure the highest level of financial management by monitoring country program and regional performance against annual operating and donor budget.
  • You will help us develop and manage our regional annual operating budget and you'll assist in the development of new budgets for proposals as required.
Liaison:
  • You will serve as the main liaison on financial issues between the Regional Department, Accounting Department and field offices.
  • Maintain a list of finance admin staff of field offices.
  • Liaise with country office and PSI Audit team for any audit requests (donor, project, inventory, other external audit).
  • Support maintenance of internal finance report management/ Filing systems and tools
  • Fulfill other programmatic, financial, and administrative functions as required.
What are we looking for?
The basics
  • Master's degree in Finance (MBA, MS, etc.) strongly preferred; however, equivalent experience may be considered
  • At least three years of prior work experience in a fast-paced office environment
  • Advanced computer skills (MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and PowerPoint)
  • Strong quantitative skills, with emphasis on working with budgets and spreadsheets and would be wonderful if you've got experience in financial analysis too
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills with special attention to detail and timeliness, it would be a beauty if you can initiative task from your side
  • Proven ability to develop routines to manage large workloads and organize work efficiently
  • Readiness to interact with a variety of people and assume diverse duties and tasks
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
What would get us excited?
  • Experience living and working in a developing country and in multicultural environments
  • Experience in auditing, financial training, and financial oversight of foreign entities;
  • Experience with Lawson or any ERP; strong attention to details; and interactive nature
  • Experience with Federal contract accounting regulations, balance sheet reviews and analysis
  • Customer service oriented, fun loving and lots of team spirit
  • Proven problem solving ability
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and follow through on assignments
  • French or Portuguese language skills
STATUS
  • Exempt
  • Level 7
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.
PI96538802

Financial Analyst, East Africa

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  1:57 AM
Financial Analyst
East Africa (EA)
Based in Washington DC
Up to 20% international travel
Reports to the Financial Manager
Who we are
We're Population Services International (PSI), the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.
There are over 9,000 “PSI'ers” around the world. It's a motley group of entrepreneurs and professionals with a diverse range of backgrounds all the way from the medical industry to the music business, all with unique skills we bring to the job.
Join us!
Though contested by other departments, the EA team is clearly the best at PSI. EA is known as the innovation lab, a place where exciting new ideas in global health are tested. Currently, we have programs operating in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Somaliland, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
We are looking for a Financial Analyst to help us provide support to PSI's social marketing programs in the East Africa region. We are looking for someone with finance acumen and strong business and analytical abilities (especially with numbers) and the belief that “the devil is in details”.
The Financial Analyst plays a critical role in supporting the regional support team and is responsible for providing financial services for domestic and overseas program staff on all accounting and finance issues. This position will be based in Washington, DC and requires approximately 20% overseas travel to countries in the region.
Sound like you? Read on.
Your contribution
Reporting & Analysis:
Monitor Surplus/Deficit, Program Income, and Overhead at program levels
Monitor countries programs performance against annual operating and donor budgets
Provide assistance to the Financial Manager in developing program and regional roll up of annual operating, including program and regional analysis
Provide assistance in donor proposal budget development through cost and pricing analysis and trend analysis of historical expenses. This would mainly be at a program level, but may also require regional and corporate level analysis
Becoming Better Businesses
You will support our country platforms to become better businesses by assisting in them to think and act like businesses including helping them to understand their operating costs. All of this with the goal of making our platforms more sustainable.
Billing
You will help us monitor our Accounts Receivables to ensure we are getting paid! You will also review all donor invoices, coordinate responses to donor questions regarding PSI financial reports and coordinate the review of Accounts Payable transactions.
Field Financial Information:
Monitor the suspense balance at a program and project level. In tandem with Accounting Department, coordinate with country programs to ensure project related suspense items are corrected in timely manner
Manage the Operating Advance Request (OAR) process
Liaison:
Serve as main liaison on financial issues between Regional Department, Accounting Department and field offices
Capacity Building:
Assist with capacity building and addressing country-specific needs through assessments, development of tools and short term technical assistance visits
Audit:
Assist country programs with their country program audits requests (donor, project, inventory, external audits) as requested. This could include running reports for the country program, coordinating the request with the appropriate resource in DC and providing additional financial analysis
Support the country program and coordinate PSI resources to address audit recommendations (GIA, external, donor, etc) as requested
Our needs
Education: Master's degree in Finance (MBA, MIA, etc.) strongly preferred; however, equivalent experience may suffice
Experience: At least three year professional work experience
Details: You pay attention to them and focus on quality and consistency
Analytical: You have strong analytical and problem solving skills. You are a master at working with spreasheets
Language: You are highly proficient in English, French would be a plus
Organization: Proactivity and Multitasking! You do not wait to be told what to do and are able to prioritize
Communication: You have an interactive nature and have excellent interpersonal and communications skills. You feel comfortable speaking up when you have something important to say and have the ability to effectively interact with individuals with varying degrees of financial knowledge
Icing on the cake: You have experience working in developing countries; experience in auditing, financial training, and financial oversight of foreign entities; experience with Lawson
References will be required. Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position
STATUS
  • Exempt
  • Level 7
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.
PI96540369

Workforce Development Team Leader

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  1:57 AM
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Technical Advisor III

Description:

FHI 360 is seeking a Workforce Development Team Leader for the anticipated USAID-funded Tunisia Business Reform and Competitiveness Project II (BCRP II). The goal of BCRP II is to create jobs in Tunisia through targeted firm-level assistance that increases the competitiveness of the assisted firms, enabling them to expand and hire additional workers. In support of the goal of job creation, the project will assist Tunisia with workforce development and job placement as well as improve Tunisia’s business enabling environment.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

The Workforce Development Team Leader will lead BCRP II’s Objective 2: Improve the match between skills demanded by the labor market and the training provided by educational institutions. S/he will lead identification of proven models and approaches that deliver labor market relevant skills which will improve both employability for the individual and productivity for their employer; to be integrated throughout the Project. Skills are defined broadly and can encompass work readiness skills, soft skills, sector specific technical skills, entrepreneurial skills, among others as needed by the target populations and employers. Ideally, this person has served in a similar capacity for other skill development programs and workforce programs in Tunisia.
Specific responsibilities of the position include the following:
  • Engage a range of private sector and government stakeholders to inform a plan for priority curricula reforms and regulatory/legal changes to support job growth
  • Enhance partnerships with industry, government, and community partners to improve the link between private sector job demand and vocational training center’s curriculum development and job placement services
  • Assist vocational, technical, and higher education institutions to develop new curricula to address skill shortfall areas
  • Oversee the establishment of new career counseling centers and strengthening of existing career counseling centers, particularly job matching services
  • Provide expertise in value chain and labor market analysis to identify critical job needs in the industry
  • Advise and provide technical guidance on regulatory reforms to improve public and private higher education institutions

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in education, human resource development, organizational behavior or other relevant or equivalent field preferred; a candidate with exceptional relevant experience may substitute experience for a graduate degree.
  • 10 years of international development experience, of which at least 5 years must be in workforce development in a developing country, including experience working with host country training or higher education institutions. Specifically, experience is preferred in such areas as facilitating communication and collaboration between education and business, developing and upgrading curricula to address labor demand, upgrading career centers and career counseling, and/or higher education performance management. Prior experience with USAID preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in labor market, value chain and/or related economic or population-level analysis.
  • Experience with successful private sector partnerships, and specifically working with employers to identify and address skill needs, preferred.
  • Experience with policy reform, particularly related to higher education, preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including communication skills (verbal and written), outstanding management skills (including ethical management), resourcefulness, flexibility, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Strong team player, with demonstrated ability to positively motivate team members to success.
  • Fluent in written and spoken French and/or Arabic. Competence in Arabic is desired but not required. Fluency in English is required.
This position is contingent upon award and approval by USAID.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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