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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Executive Director, The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  11:25 AM
The Tenure Facility - Securing rights, protecting the world's land and forests http://thetenurefacility.org/
Location: Stockholm, Sweden - Visa sponsorship possible

The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility (“The Tenure Facility”) is a unique new institution that provides financial support to major projects designed to advance land and forest tenure security and the rights and livelihoods of Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IP/LC). It is responsive to the growing global land and forest tenure crisis that often pits communities, businesses, and governments against one another. The Tenure Facility is the first and only institution exclusively focused on securing collective rights to land and forests. The Tenure Facility is a unique learning platform where governments, private actors, and IP/LC learn together. 
The Tenure Facility is designed to respond quickly and flexibly to the needs of Indigenous Peoples and local communities´ organizations working with governments to secure collective land and forest rights, and is informed by and engages with the private sector as well as existing international instruments and institutions including REDD+, FIP, DGM, FCPF, multilateral banks, and bilateral programs. It is currently supported by the Swedish International Development Agency, the Ford Foundation and the Acacia Conservation Fund, and is actively seeking additional donors. 
The Tenure Facility is being incubated by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), based in Washington D.C.  The Tenure Facility will become fully independent in early 2017. An Interim Board of Directors for the Tenure Facility was established in January 2016. The Tenure Facility also benefits from guidance by an international multi-stakeholder Advisory Group that includes representatives of the regional IP/LC networks ROPPA, AIPP, COICA and AMPB, and representatives from World Bank, IFC, Landesa, FAO, UN-REDD, and TMP Systems.

Overview of the Position:
The Executive Director (ED) of the Tenure Facility (TF) reports to the Board of Directors of the Tenure Facility, the ED will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Tenure Facility staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. 
This is a new position with some start-up responsibilities and activities. The TF secretariat will be established in Stockholm, Sweden by December 2016.  The ED, based in Stockholm, will direct a small secretariat staff, as well as a team of expert consultants providing technical assistance in Africa, Asia, South Pacific and Latin America.

Essential Job Functions:
  • The ED be thoroughly committed to the Tenure Facility’s mission and have demonstrated executive experience leading organizations working with the issues and institutions that focus on collective land and forest rights for IP/LCs and climate change at national and international levels.
  • Achievement of mission and strategic objectives, in accordance with board direction;
  • Establish TF as highly credible and respected institution among international institutions
  • Liase with leaders and other institutions within the international development arena to advance the mission of TF.
  • Preparation and implementation of annual and multiannual work programs;
  • Day-to-day direction and management of TF staff, including recruitment;
  • Preparation and organization of Tenure Facility Governing Board meetings, and implementation of governing board decisions;
  • Fundraising;
  • Preparation and execution of TF budget, ensuring that it is managed efficiently and according to the principles of sound financial management;
  • Facilitating cooperation between TF and other stakeholders;
  • Communication with constituencies and the public in relation to all matters within TF mission. 

Leadership & Management:
  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
  • Actively engage and energize The Tenure Facility Board members, partnering organizations, relevant government agencies, and funders
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong board of directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations as well as for the national rollout
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain The Tenure Facility’s high-performance team.
  • Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents
Fundraising, Communications and Outreach:
  • Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and growth
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations to create and maintain a stronger brand
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities
  • Begin to build partnerships in new areas, establishing relationships with peers and other leaders
  • Be an external local, national and international presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of programs as a model for international replication.

Eligibility requirements:
  • All nationalities eligible, all candidates will eventually require a Swedish work permit - Visa sponsorship possible

  • Advanced degree, Master’s degree required, preferably in International Studies, Environment, Social Sciences, Law or another related field
  • Experience in supporting implementation of collective land and forest, and experience working with Indigenous Peoples and/or Local Communities´ Organizations is required
  • Professional fluency in English and either French and/or Spanish required
  • 15 years’ postgraduate professional experience.
  • 5 years’ executive management experience.
  • A track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff
  • Demonstrated experience having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
  • Organizational management experience with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Past success working with a board of directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Prior experience liaising with international institutions, including multilateral development banks, bilateral and multilateral donors, and private actors.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
  • A demonstrated ability to quickly adapt to unexpected circumstances and new opportunities with positive attitude.

Preferred Attributes, Abilities and Skills or Experiences:
  • Experience with legal frameworks affecting/defining national or international organizations’ operations;
  • Experience mainstreaming gender issues and conflict resolution
  • Experience /understanding of public administration at national or subnational level
  • Organizational start-up and operationalizing experience demonstrating the ability to assume an existing portfolio of programs, a defined mission, policies, obligations and funding.
  • Knowledge and experience in collective land and forest tenure policy implementation
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
  • Experience working with private sector on IP/LC tenure issues is a plus
  • Experience working with Indigenous Peoples is a plus

Application Process:
Your cover letter should at least address the following topics:
1) Why you are interested in the position and The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility.
2) How you believe your skills and experiences will meet the needs of the position.
3) How you learned of this position.
In your résumé/curriculum vitae (CV) candidates should at least detail the most recent 5 years in which they acquired management experience: (quantify; staff & consultants supervised, Budget and program size, achievements, etc.)
The Tenure Facility has hired Global Recruitment Specialists to assist with this recruitment effort. Please send your cover letter explaining how you believe your skills and experiences meet the needs of the position and the organization and an updated copy of your résumé/CV to:

Patrick Shields, Executive Director and Search Manager
Global Recruitment Specialists "Positioning You for Success"
501 Westport Avenue, Suite 285, Norwalk, CT 06851 USA Telephone: 203-899-0499

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


by Juma Mzuri  |  at  5:40 AM
Die Sandvik TPS mit Sitz in Göppingen sucht zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine/n
zum Elektroniker für Automatisierungstechnik (m/w)
Ihre Aufgaben:
  • Sie befassen sich mit dem Aufbau und der Verdrahtung von Automatisierungssystemen wie Schalt- und Steuerschränke
  • Analysieren Funktionszusammenhänge und Prozessabläufe; Entwerfen Änderungen und Erweiterungen von Automatisierungssystemen
  • Installieren und Parametrieren pneumatische oder hydraulische sowie elektrische Antriebssysteme und Anlagen
  • Installieren und Justieren, Konfigurieren und Parametrieren Sensor- und Aktorsysteme sowie Baugruppen der elektrischen Steuerungs- und Regulierungstechnik
  • Programmieren Automatisierungssysteme (Einspielen vorgegebener Programme sowie Inbetriebnahme und Kontrolle)
  • Installieren, Konfigurieren und Parametrieren Komponenten und Geräte, Betriebs- und Bussysteme sowie Netzwerke
  • Nutzen Anwendungsprogramme zur Messdatenerfassung, -übertragung und –verarbeitung sowie zur Fertigungs-, Maschinen- oder Prozessteuerung
  • Verbinden Komponenten zu komplexen Automatisierungseinrichtungen und integrieren diese in übergeordnete Systeme
  • Übergeben die Systeme an Nutzer und weisen diese in die Bedienung ein
  • Überwachen, Warten und Betreiben Anlagen und führen regelmäßige Prüfungen durch
  • Optimieren Regelkreise, analysieren Störungen, setzen Testsoftware und Diagnosesysteme ein, ergreifen Sofortmaßnahmen und setzen Anlagen in Stand
Ihr Profil:
  • Realschulabschluss oder guter Hauptschulabschluss
  • Technisches Interesse und handwerkliches Geschick
  • Gute bis mittlere Leistungen in Mathematik, Physik und technischen Fächern
  • Teamfähigkeit und Leistungsbereitschaft
  • Flexibilität und Verantwortungsbewusstsein
Die duale Ausbildung zum Elektroniker für Automatisierungstechnik (w/m) dauert 3,5 Jahre
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Leadership and Advisor Roles 2016/2017

by Juma Mzuri  |  in Sierra Leone at  5:39 AM
AGI’s Mission
Over a billion people in Africa need their governments to provide basic public services such as hospitals, schools, sanitation, employment opportunities and much more. When governments fail to deliver, it’s the poor that suffer most. That’s why AGI’s mission is to support effective government in Africa - to make government work for the world’s poorest people.
To achieve this vision, we provide practical advice and support to help African Leaders bridge the gap between their vision for a better future and the capacity of their governments to achieve it. In the last year, this has included helping to end Ebola in West Africa, supporting the set-up of the Development Bank of Nigeria, and reforms in Rwanda that will increase farmers’ incomes and exports.
Our model combines the experience of AGI’s founder and Patron, Tony Blair, with on-the-ground teams of professionals working shoulder-to-shoulder with counterparts in the heart of partner governments to develop capacity and put in place the skills, systems and structures needed to drive delivery on the ground. Currently, AGI is working to support the governments of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Rwanda, Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria.
AGI’s People
AGI teams understand that politics is as important as technical knowhow when it comes to getting things done. They are excellent at building and maintaining relationships, possess strong leadership skills, and skilled in helping our partner governments solve some of the continent’s most complex delivery challenges. We are bound by a unique set of shared values; we’re bold in our approach, relentless in pursuit of impact, led by our government partners not by our own agenda, passionate about Africa’s potential and independent in our advice and analyses. Our work has the potential to help change millions of lives for the better.
Upcoming Opportunities - 2016/2017
We are seeking individuals with 7+ year’s relevant professional experience within public/civil services worldwide; strategy consulting; relevant industry sectors; private equity and finance; and international development. AGI is committed to building multi-disciplinary teams and are particularly interested in candidates with experience planning and delivery, performance management processes; change management, executive/private office support; or government and strategic communications. For any of our roles, experience of living and working in developing countries is desirable but not essential.
Candidates who speak fluent French and/or Portuguese, will be prioritized for roles in our Francophone and Lusophone countries.
Leadership Positions
AGI Country Heads have full responsibility of all programme activities, including managing a team of 4-10 people, project budget oversight, strategic programme design and the delivery and evaluation of project goals. This includes managing relations with senior government stakeholders, including, in some countries, the President. For these challenging and demanding roles we are looking for exceptional performance in the AGI competencies and proven experience of building senior relationships and managing high performing teams.
Governance Advisor roles
AGI’s Governance Advisors work within Centre of Government institutions – Presidents’ and Prime Ministers’ offices; cross-government co-ordination offices; and strategy, policy and delivery units, as well as within Priority Ministries. These include:
  • Finance and Investment – individuals with experience of economic planning, project finance, innovative public finance models, donor and financier coordination, and/or securing access to finance for the private sector and farmers. We are also seeking individuals with experience of the ICT and innovation industry.
  • Energy – individuals with government, consulting or industry experience in the electricity sector, e.g. in energy policy, the performance of energy utilities, public-private partnerships, and the management of power generation and distribution projects.
  • Transport Infrastructure – individuals with government, consulting or industry experience e.g. the performance of infrastructure ministries and agencies, public-private partnerships, project management and oversight of major infrastructure projects in developing countries.
  • Private Sector Development – individuals with experience in investment facilitation/ promotion, business linkages and value chain coordination, managing investment deals in emerging market economies and/or delivering organisational change.
  • Agriculture – individuals with experience in value chain development, investment appraisal, and business planning and market analysis. Experience in emerging market economies preferred.

For further information on upcoming opportunities please visit our careers website
In order to apply for an AGI role you are required to complete an online application form which includes uploading your CV (no longer than 2 pages) and completing a 300 word personal statement explaining why you want to work at AGI and your suitability to the role.
For more information please contact jobs@tb-agi.org. We will be looking to fill roles throughout 2016/2017 and will let you know if your application is being considered.

Monday, September 19, 2016


by Juma Mzuri  |  at  4:24 AM

Terms of Reference



IMPACT Initiatives is humanitarian think tank, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence-based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and remote-sensing. For more information visit: www.reach-initiative.org.
We are currently looking for an Assessment Officer – Migrant Project to support the REACH and IMPACT Initiatives team in Geneva.
Department: REACH
PositionREACH Assessment Officer – Migrant Project
Contract duration: 6 months
Location: Geneva, Switzerland


The Assessment Officer – Migrant Project will report to and be under the direct supervision of the REACH Global Coordination.

Country profile

Summer 2015 marked an unprecedented spike in migration towards Europe, with thousands of asylum seekers travelling through the Balkans on a daily basis until the imposition of travel restrictions in February and March 2016. Since then, migrants and asylum seekers have continued to arrive Europe: through the Balkans by increasingly relying on smugglers and illegal routes; and through Italy by using of the dangerous Central Mediterranean sea crossing from Libya. Many migrants have also found themselves stranded in Europe after the imposition of the new travel restrictions, in fear of deportation and increasingly resorting to illegal travel.
IMPACT, through its REACH initiative, has been working in the Western Balkans since November 2015 to collect and provide information to decision-makers and humanitarian actors responding to the migrants crisis. Building on its work so far, REACH will launch a new program focusing on migration trends and patters, needs of migrants and intentions, with a focus on Greece and Italy, and managed directly by IMPACTs’ global team in Geneva.

Position profile


Reporting to the REACH Global Coordinator in Geneva, the Assessment Officer will be responsible for the implementation of REACH’s migration program in Europe.
This will include oversight of field teams, through frequent travels to Italy and Greece, analysis of data and report drafting, external engagement with key stakeholders in Geneva.


The Assessment Officer – Migrant Project shall be responsible for:
  • Provide remote technical and management support to field assessment teams (research design, methodology development, quantitative and qualitative data analysis)
  • Conduct deployments to the field on a regular basis, as required, to set up and supervise field data collection, train data collection teams, analyze data, engage with partners and present findings
  • Act as a focal point for assessment teams based in the Balkans, consolidate data and analysis and provide continued follow up and support
  • Draft written outputs based on data collected (reports, factsheets, profiles etc.)
  • Conduct reviews of secondary data to complement, verify and triangulate primary data
  • Edit and format information products (using Microsoft word, InDesign and Tableau)
  • Provide additional information and support as and when required by other departments


  • Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master degree in relevant discipline (International Relations, Political Sciences, Social Research, Economics, Anthropology, Assessment, or similar)
  • Demonstrated quantitative and/or qualitative analytical skills
  • 1-2 years’ experience in assessments, M&E, field research, evaluations an asset; preferably in an
    international context
  • Fluency in both oral and written English, with experience in report writing at a graduate or professional level
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting in English
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
  • Familiarity with the humanitarian aid system
  • Ability to operation Microsoft Word
  • Advance Excel user
  • Ability to work independently, with initiative, and strong capacity to work in intercultural teams
  • Availability to travel to field missions on a regular basis
  • Advance user of Social Media
  • Experience with programs under Adobe Software package (InDesign, Illustrator).
  • Knowledge of other research and analysis related software such as SPSS, STATA, NVIVO, Tableau, etc.
  • Migrant Studies


How to apply

Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, three references and samples of previous researches tojobs@impact-initiatives.org
Ref: 16/GEN/AOMP
Please indicate the reference in the subject line of your email.
Deadline: October 3rd, 2016

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