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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Financial Analyst (USRAP)

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  10:59 PM
Duty Station : Nairobi, Kenya
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 : 14 August 2017
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading
UN agency in the field of migration, 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, Bahamas, Botswana, Belize, Congo, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland,
Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Country Office in Kenya and the direct supervision of the Head of Operations, Africa, the successful candidate will serve as the financial expert for all operations expenditures and for USRAP operations budgets and expenditures in Sub-Saharan Africa. In this capacity, s/he will provide support and guidance to the programme to ensure financial expenditures are aligned with donor requirements.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
  1. Coordinate with field mission Resource Management Officers (RMOs), Operations Officers, and the Head of Operations to prepare USRAP budgets and budget revisions based on programme needs, PRM guidelines, and IOM policies.
  2. Analyze field mission financial expenditures for resettlement programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa to verify that spending rates are aligned with budget projections and regularly report on the same to the Head of Operations. Evaluate regular financial reports and take action to resolve anomalies and unusual trends in coordination with concerned missions resource management staff, and as guided by the Head of Operations.
  3. Travel to field missions to provide training and support in USRAP budgeting, reporting, and
cost allocation, and to verify whether missions are complying with the IOM-PRM Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for expenditures as well as IOM Infrastructure costs.
  1. Determine, harmonize, review and establish, through cost-benefit analysis, the fees for all operational services to be charged to resettlement partners and migrants for on-going and new resettlement projects in IOM Transit Centers, offices and/or accommodation guest houses in the region in coordination with concerned missions in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  2. Directly supervise two administrative support staff in the IOM Kenya Country Office who assist with Purchase Requests, Requests for Payment, Travel Authorizations for all operations staff, selection mission budgets for non-USRAP missions, and Resettlement Support Center (RSC) Cultural Orientation (CO) budgets.
  3. Review agreements and contracts with various service providers, suppliers, and partners servicing USRAP projects in coordination with the IOM HQs Legal Department and/or concerned missions in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  4. Regularly support the USRAP Project Manager (Head of Operations, Africa) in a variety of areas of financial analysis, including standard monthly management reporting and variance analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and strategic planning, including the review and coordination of financial analysis across countries in the region to support project management.
  5. Review existing systems and procedures and recommend improvements to strengthen internal monitoring, evaluation and control systems and improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  6. Review USRAP, other resettlement and emergency project proposal budgets in coordination with the Head of Operations and Senior RMO in IOM Kenya, reverting with feedback and input in a timely manner.
  7. Provide information, statistics, cost estimates and budgets to the Head of Operations, Africa, Head of Office, concerned missions, and USRPA Global Management Team in IOM Washington, upon request and in coordination with the Head of Operations, Africa.
  8. Consult and coordinate closely with the USRAP Global Programme Coordinator in IOM Washington, the USRAP Financial Analysts based in the Manila Administrative Center (MAC), and IOM partners and donors as needed on related financial and administrative matters.
  9. Maintain and ensure the confidentiality and integrity of all USRAP-related information by implementing control procedures in line with USRAP standards of conduct and data protection rules. Alert the Head of Operations, Africa, of any potential non-compliance demonstrated within financial records.
  10. Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, 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.
• Professional certification as chartered accountant (CA) or certified public accountant (CPA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) will be a distinct advantage.
• Experience in financial management, accounting and budgeting;
• Experience in preparing reports, budgets, statistics and coordinate administrative activities;
• Knowledge of IOM’s regulations, policies and procedures;
• Knowledge of IOM accounting systems, software and procedures;
• Knowledge of IPSAS and SAP (PRISM) highly desirable;
• Previous experience in refugee and migration assistance, particularly with the USRAP
programme required.
Fluency in English is required.
Desirable Competencies:
• 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.
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.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 14 August 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to:
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 01.08.2017 to 14.08.2017
Requisition: VN 2017/169 (P) - Financial Analyst (USRAP) (P3) - Nairobi, Kenya (55134343) Released
Posting: Posting NC55134344 (55134344) Released

Engineer , Khartoum, Sudan

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  10:58 PM
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill an Engineer position at the P4 level, based in our Country Office Khartoum, Sudan.
WFP Sudan currently has several streams of engineering and construction or engineering activities in critical areas:
  • Road and related infrastructure construction, upgrade and maintenance.
  • Warehouse and fleet workshop construction, upgrade and maintenance.
  • Accommodation and field office facilities for humanitarian staff and partner organisations.
Under the general supervision and guidance of the Country Director, or designate, and other technical direction of the Chief Engineer and WFP Engineering in Rome-HQ, the Engineer will be responsible for the following key duties:

Responsibilities and reporting

  • Overall normative and technical direction by the Chief Engineer, WFP Engineering at Rome HQ, in all technical or contractual matters, and shall provide overall engineering leadership and management in relation to work programs in WFP Sudan Country Office.
  • Manage and conduct analysis of project proposals to ensure business case and technical feasibility and that project objectives are attainable within the prescribed resources and timelines.
  • Lead the preparation of accurate and timely reports on outputs to enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to the stakeholders.
  • Provide expert guidance to ensure a successful construction procurement process.
  • Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
  • Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitor the management of risks.
  • Manage all programs of engineering services or construction related work in accordance with policies and guidelines, and manage staff teams of engineers and other professional disciplines, to ensure the implementation of all stages of work programs.
  • Provide a consistent management while provision is made of possible future Project Management structures and position.

Managing relationships

  • Managing relationships with donor counterparts and stakeholders to ensure that they are full informed of, and engaged with projects at all times.
  • Managing relationships with a range of internal client units and operational teams to ensure coordination.
  • Build and reinforce strong partnerships with internal and external clients to effectively identify and meet clients’ expectations.
  • Managing all engagements with National and State Government partners, related to programs of work, to ensure that they are full engaged with and appraised of projects.

Project Development

  • Developing project proposals and associated documentation for donors and government, to secure funding for projects.
  • Developing proposals and infrastructure projects which have a positive impact on food security for the communities which WFP serves.
  • Representing WFP, the CO and WFP Engineering where required, in meetings with government, donors and stakeholders and presenting a full and positive image of WFP and its work. This may include attending meetings, seminars, and preparing and delivering presentations or workshops as required.
  • Represent WFP at international meetings and conferences, lead discussions with partners, donors and other stakeholders, exchange knowledge and experience, keeping abreast of construction and engineering technologies, to ensure implementation of innovative engineering solutions.

Team Management

  • Recruiting, establishing and managing project supervision teams and technical design/supervision firms for the projects.
  • With the assistance of WFP Human Resources and WFP Engineering, establishing terms of reference for team members; overseeing vacancy announcements; interviewing potential candidates and making recommendations to the Country Director and the Chief Engineer, WFP Engineering on suitably qualified candidates.
  • Supervising performance on a continuous basis, mentoring and staff development, and resolving disagreements between staff.
  • Lead the capacity building, mentoring and career development of staff teams to ensure the continued development and high performance.

Project Management and Reporting

  • Establishing and maintaining project schedules, performance monitoring, evaluation and reporting until project completion.
  • Preparing periodic reports in a format to be agreed with donors and the Country Director, for circulation to donors, partners and stakeholders.

Qualifications & Experience Required Education:

  • Advanced University degree in Civil Engineering, or First University degree with additional years or experience and/or advanced training/courses;
  • Strong preference: Accreditation to “Professional Engineer” or “Chartered Engineer” status, or recognised equivalent by an appropriate national or international regulatory authority.


  • At least eight years or more of relevant progressively responsible professional experience in managing a large-scale engineering or construction services;
  • Of which, at least 3 years of international experience - must include Africa experience, as well as working in difficult security environments;
  • Strong experience in managing and successfully completing complex civil engineering or public infrastructure programs;
  • Strong experience in managing public procurement procedures;
  • Strong experience working with construction contracts and contract management obligations, using FIDIC or MDB formats;
  • Strong experience in financial management of high value construction projects and final account procedures;
  • Strong experience in engineering and construction Quality Assurance/Control mechanisms and procedures;
  • Good experience in planning and managing feasibility and constraints studies, and the application of environmental management procedures and impact assessment methodologies;
  • Strong experience in managing ‘Health and Safety’ practices and systems in engineering activities in developing;
  • Strong preference for work and living experience in hardship locations.

Technical Skills & Knowledge:

  • Solid understanding of specialised engineering technologies, civil engineering, geotechnical and topographical surveys and assessments.


  • Fluency in oral and written English with an intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages).
Deadline Closing Date:
  • 7 August 2017

Step 1: Register and create your online CV.
Step 2: Click on “View Vacancy” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.
NOTE: You must complete Step 1 and 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

Change Partner - West Africa

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  10:57 PM
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We employ more than 9,000 people in programme countries, working with over 85,000 communities. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
The Opportunity
This is an exciting time for Plan International, as we embark on a new strategy which places an increased focus on girls’ rights with an ambition to take action so that 100 million girls can learn, lead, decide and thrive.
The new strategy will dramatically transform how we operate – from implementing excellent gender-transformative development programmes in our communities in support of our ambition, to modernising our operating models, to stepping up bold, credible national and global influencing, informed by cutting edge evidence from our work in communities.
As Change Partner, your objective is to accelerate the adoption of our global strategy and the achievement of our strategic ambition and goals. Our approach to implementation is ‘leader-led’ and Change Partners will work closely with our senior teams to support the design and implementation of the transformed organisation.
The Change Partner’s focus will be on ensuring structured change, guided by Plan International’s change framework, and with an emphasis on ensuring the outcomes and benefits of change are delivered. Also central to our change philosophy is the engagement of our people as the creators and owners of the transformation solutions. Additionally, there will be a focus on ensuring that our values and behaviours are embedded in everything we do.
Do you have what it takes?
In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will require extensive change management planning and implementation experience, preferable on a global basis, with significant experience in at least one of the following core business disciplines: OD, HR, Finance, project management, lean six sigma.
You will be self-motivated, with high drive to achieve results and able to work with high degree of autonomy.
Strong business acumen with an understanding of performance reporting tools and methodologies.
Strong influencing and negotiating skills, with well-developed political acumen.
Collaborative in approach, with the ability to remain neutral/independent.
Culturally aware – adapts own behaviours/style in light of cultural environment.
A skilled coach, with the ability to modulate style to motivate others without direct line management.
Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences (both written and verbal).
Fluency in English and French, both written and verbal
Our Values
  • We are open and accountable
  • We strive for lasting impact
  • We work well together
  • We are inclusive and empowering
Location: Based in West Africa (Dakar) There will be frequent travel to the countries within the region and some international travel.
Closing Date: Sunday 13th August 2017
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.
As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

Programme Officer, Land and Corruption Programme

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  10:56 PM
Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. In collaboration with more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
Main function: The Land Programme Officer coordinates the work flow, financial and administrative monitoring and reporting of the Land and Corruption programme, ensuring that agreed goals, best practice standards, donor obligations and TI-S regulations are met. S/he ensures that systems, procedures and approaches in place are effective, service-oriented and user-friendly, and serve the management of learning and knowledge relevant for the project.
Starting date: As soon as possible
Duration: Two years, with the possibility of extension
Location: TI-Secretariat, Berlin, Germany
Team: Project Management (PM)
Job grade: II
  • Execute Project tasks related to donor contractual obligations (financial management, fund transfer requests, procurement regulations, financial reports, etc.) in a professional, transparent, cost-effective and timely manner
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of Project specific work plans, budgets, monitoring and reporting cycles and information systems across TI-S and Chapters
  • Coordinate and supervise sub-grants and contracts with Chapters and external service providers (including financial management/results reporting), ensuring to time cost effective delivery of results and activities
  • Contribute to Project related learning and review processes and to ensuring the demonstration of impact
  • Manage Project related event logistics
  • Take responsibility for other tasks to ensure successful Programme implementation
Knowledge, experience and skills:
  • Undergraduate university degree or professional qualification in business administration, management, finance, social science, public administration, economics, or another relevant field
  • 3+ years of project management experience with an (International) NGO or International Organisation, or Multinational Organisation with demonstrated in-depth knowledge of project management best practice
  • Strong administrative and financial management experience, and experience in Monitoring & Evaluation an asset
  • Experience in Knowledge and Learning Management an asset
  • Knowledge (political, socio-economic, cultural) and experience of the Africa region expected
  • Knowledge of, or considerable interest in, the work of TI and the field of anti-corruption
  • Considerable interest in land governance issues expected
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively manage priorities in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly at distance communication
  • Fluency in both English and French (both spoken and written) essential
  • Highly developed team work and intercultural communication skills
  • Readiness to travel to Africa and work flexible hours
Other information about the post and the location:
Transparency International and its global network offer an inspiring work environment with real learning opportunities and support. Berlin is an attractive metropolitan city with relatively low cost of living.
To learn more about Transparency International, visit our website at www.transparency.org

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably via email, a cover letter (mentioning the origin of the application, RELIEFWEB) and CV in English to:
Deadline for applications is Wednesday, 9 August 2017.
First-round (remote) interviews are planned to take place on 14 & 15 August 2017.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer.

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