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|[Saved] Malawi: Expert Delegate Disaster Risk Reduction Belgian Red Cross-Flanders, MalawiClosing date: 2017-04-15Organization: Belgian Red Cross Share|
|[Saved] Malawi: Regional Finance Officer, Tingathe and TSP ProgramsClosing date: 2017-04-30Organization: Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative Share|
|[Saved] Malawi: LEDS Project Manager for Low-Emissions Development in MalawiClosing date: 2017-05-12Organization: Winrock International Share|
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Malawi: Expert Delegate Disaster Risk Reduction Belgian Red Cross-Flanders, Malawi
Closing date: 2017-04-15Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Belgian Red Cross
Closing date: 15 Apr 2017
The disaster preparedness program in Malawi is funded by the European Commission - Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO). Belgian Red Cross-Flanders (BRC-FL) leads the program, which is implemented by a consortium between the Netherlands Red Cross, Danish Red Cross and Malawi Red Cross. The overall objective of the program is to strengthen the capacities to cope with and respond to natural hazards, both on an institutional level (Malawian authorities as well as Red Cross response structures) and on a community level, with special attention to setting up cash transfer structures.
- The expert delegate is the overall end-responsible for the ECHO-funded Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) project, and works in close collaboration with the Belgian Red Cross-Flanders Country Representative and with representatives of the Netherlands and Danish Red Cross, consortium partners to this project.
- The expert delegate provides technical and managerial assistance to its implementing partner, the Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) to ensure the successful, qualitative and timely implementation of the ECHO-funded DRR project.
- As an expert delegate, you are the point of contact for managerial and technical input on disaster preparedness (DP) & DRR for the various parties involved in the program, and you coordinate the delivery of technical input from the different partners, according to the assigned areas of expertise and agreements.
- You ensure qualitative planning, monitoring and reporting throughout the project implementation phase, in line with ECHO, BRC-FL and MRCS guidelines and procedures, and as per the MoU s and grant agreement. You assure adherence to these guidelines through guidance, overview, coaching and capacity building of MRCS national staff involved in the project. You facilitate joint progress reviews based on quarterly financial and narrative (indicator-based) reporting, and adapt planning and budget forecasts accordingly.
- You are also responsible for facilitating the knowledge transfer on DP and DRR towards and between the Red Cross partners and other organizations by assisting them, among others, in the documentation of lessons learned and good practices, organizing exchange activities and workshops, or developing and delivering relevant training.
- You will report directly to the Head of Humanitarian Operations of BRC-FL, providing accurate and timely information regarding progress against targets and financial status.
- You possess a Master s degree or have similar qualifications based on experience.
- You have at least 7 years of professional experience, of which the implementation of DRR/DP programs has been an essential part.
- You are familiar with ECHO-funded programs and with their requirements regarding financial and narrative management and reporting.
- Your extensive knowledge on DP/DRR and humanitarian aid in general make you an expert in this field.
- Experience in international project management is considered an added value.
- You possess a thorough knowledge of the most common software tools (Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, ...).
- You have an excellent knowledge of English, both spoken and written; knowledge of Dutch would be an added value.
- You have knowledge of evidence-based methodology or are motivated to enhance your knowledge in this field;
- You are a results-oriented problem solver with a strong team spirit and sense of initiative;
- You have strong communication and negotiation skills combined with the necessary diplomatic skills;
- You have a driving license;
- You are part of an internationally recognized humanitarian organization, which can make a difference;
- An exciting and relevant challenge;
- A fixed-term contract of 15 months (with possible extension);
- Beginning of contract: between 01/07/2017 and 01/09/2017;
- Compensation based on BRC-FL salary scales and seniority, including overseas social security and comprehensive insurance;
- Non-accompanied posting.
Malawi Red Cross office in Lilongwe with frequent travels to project districts
Apply online www.rodekruis.be/jobs. Please submit your cv and letter of motivation.
How to apply:
Apply online www.rodekruis.be/jobs. Please submit your cv and letter of motivation.
Malawi: Regional Finance Officer, Tingathe and TSP Programs
Closing date: 2017-04-30Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative
Closing date: 30 Apr 2017
Position: Regional Finance Officer, Tingathe and TSP Programs
Contract Duration: 1 year (renewable)
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Start Date: April 1, 2017 (negotiable)
Application Due Date: (applications reviewed on a rolling basis)
Baylor College of Medicine Children s Foundation Malawi (Baylor-Malawi) is a not-for-profit organization partnering with the Government of Malawi in the health sector. The mission is to improve the health and lives of HIV-infected children and families through high quality, high impact, ethical, state-of-the-art, comprehensive care and treatment, training of health professionals, and clinical research. Baylor-Malawi has an international reputation for innovative, evidence-based HIV service delivery programming.
The Baylor-Tingathe program was designed in 2008 to respond to suboptimal uptake of PMTCT and pediatric HIV services In Malawi. The program seeks to support Malawi in reaching the ambitious UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals, by improving the identification of HIV-positive persons, timely treatment initiation, and long term engagement in care. The program is funded by though a USAID sub grant from Right to Care and is Operating in four districts.
USAID has signed a cooperative agreement with Baylor-Malawi for the Technical Support to PEPFAR Programs in the Southern Africa Region or TSP Program to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS in ten countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Focal countries will be supported to reach ambitious UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals: 90% of HIV-infected individuals know their status; 90% of patients who know their status adhere to anti-retroviral therapy (ART); and 90% of patients on ART are virally suppressed by 2020. Through TSP, Baylor-Malawi and its partners will provide technical assistance to regional HIV/AIDS programs and build the capacity of country teams to eventually take full ownership of the programs. Assistance will include technical expertise, human resource capacity, physical infrastructure, program implementation experience, and regional coordination and communication with a special focus on women, children, and adolescents with HIV.
Baylor-Malawi is seeking applications from qualified candidates to fill the position of Regional Finance Coordinatorto support both the Baylor-Malawi Tingathe and TSP Programs. Time allocation between the two programs will be split 50/50.
Position Description& Responsibilities
The Regional Finance Coordinator will manage TSP/Tingathe finances, under the Senior Operations Officer (Tingathe) and Senior Strategy Officer s (TSP) supervision.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures and donor regulations;
Review and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports;
Provide timely and accurate financial reports to management team as required;
Oversee financial reporting for annual budget planning, audit reviews, and assessments;
Direct financial analysis, demonstrating strategic thinking, initiative, and ability to deal with both routine and urgent finance matters;
Provide supervision to finance and field based staff/partners to ensure strong project financial accountability;
Build capacity of finance direct reports;
Regularly monitor expenditures and take corrective action when necessary;
Train staff and partners on financial policies and procedures;
Negotiate and manage financial aspects of sub-awards with implementing partners;
Ensure that required and sufficient financial controls are in place, adhered to, and enforced;
Oversee transfer of funds to other TSP offices upon receipt of a spending projection for given time periods.
This is summary of the primary responsibilities of the position, not an employment contract; it does not restrict the responsibilities that may be assigned. Baylor-Malawi may revise this document at any time.
Applications are sought from experienced, mission-driven candidates who meet the following profile:
Master s degree in business administration, accounting or related field;
At least 10 years of experience as a financial manager of large, complex programs;
Demonstrated skill in financial and administrative oversight of USAID-funded projects;
Demonstrated knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with accounting, financial controls and financial information systems;
Proficient in QuickBooks;
Ability to manage multiple projects at once, prioritize, and work within deadlines, often under pressure;
High level of integrity, accountability, trustworthiness and ethically sound behavior;
Experience working on a regional program a plus;
Experience communicating with different cultures; sensitive to the way different cultures communicate;
Excellent interpersonal skills, mature, disciplined, loyal, and shows initiative with an ability to work independently and within a team
Experience with teaching/capacity building; enjoys teaching others;
Familiarity with USAID/PEPFAR programming;
Ability to meet deadlines with strong attention to consistency, detail, and quality.
How to apply:
Applications must include the following:
A motivation letter providing explanation and detail on how the applicant satisfies the required candidate profile;
A current Curriculum Vitae;
Names and contact information of two (2) traceable supervisory referees
Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should address their applications to:
For physical delivery:
Tingathe Program Director
c/o Human Resource Officer
Accord House, 2ndFloor
Lilongwe 3, Malawi
For email delivery:
Please cc David Stobbelaar, Senior Operations Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Malawi: LEDS Project Manager for Low-Emissions Development in Malawi
Closing date: 2017-05-12Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Winrock International
Closing date: 12 May 2017
POSITION TITLE:LEDS Project Manager
UNIT: Ecosystem Services
REPORTS TO: Chief of Party and Winrock Project Manager
Winrock is seeking Low Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS) Project Manager candidates for the USAID-funded program entitled Protecting Ecosystems and Restoring Forests in Malawi (PERFORM). The program is focused on advancing Malawi s low-emissions development through a suite of nationally-focused policy and capacity efforts coupled with site-based efforts to reduce deforestation and improve land management. The goal of the project is to assist in ensuring that Malawi s forest and soil resources are managed more efficiently, equitably, and sustainably. The program is expected to work at the regional, government and community levels, and will involve broad-based policy dialogue and technical capacity building. Winrock is responsible for leading PERFORM s work on assisting Malawi to develop a low-emissions monitoring and analysis system. The LEDS Project Manager will play a key role in supporting this work and toward ensuring PERFORM delivers lasting results with respect to Malawi s low-emissions analysis and investment priorities. The LEDS Project Manager will coordinate closely with the Environmental Affairs Department. The position will work in close association with Winrock s USA-based technical experts in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) accounting and mitigation analysts and will also be responsible for working with EAD to track and pursue opportunities for Malawi to access funding, including the development of public-private partnerships.
- Lead and coordinate Low Emission Development work taking place under the PERFORM project
- Support and facilitate improved coordination among Government of Malawi departments for the effective implementation of a national GHG inventory
- Develop and implement GHG Inventory capacity building, communication, and outreach efforts
- Assist EAD (GoM Environmental Affairs Department) to develop their capacity to compile, analyze, and conduct quality control and assessments of greenhouse gas accounting information and provide training and support to the agencies responsible for data collected as inputs into GoM national GHG inventory
- Assist in the development of an annual training program to promote coordination and build understanding of issues surrounding GHG inventory development and monitoring
- Develop GHG Inventory capacity-building plans specific to Malawian context. Given their overwhelming contribution to total GHG emissions in Malawi, the agricultural and forestry sectors are particularly high priority sectors.
- Develop and adapt training GHG inventory and Low Emission Development materials
- Pursue opportunities for sharing LEDS information with regional programs
- Assist in the development of a GHG Management System
- Assist Winrock s technical team and EAD to develop sector specific protocols for data collection, management and storage for priority sectors
- Together with Winrock s technical team, train government ministry staff in GHG data collection and baseline establishment
- Support GoM in Low Emissions Development planning
- Assist EAD to assess LED, GHG mitigation, and climate change adaptation options
- Together with PERFORM team, develop and implement capacity building efforts on the use of selected LEDS planning tools
- Develop tools and/or analytics that can aid in attracting and tracking finance and investment opportunities from public or private sources
- Coordinate and communicate on a regular basis with Winrock s Home Office.
- Establish contacts with partners and clients to ensure coordinated implementation of project activities and represent the Winrock Team at key meetings.
- Work closely with Winrock s USA-based technical team
QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:
- Bachelor s degree (Master s preferred) required in environmental policy, environmental economics, forestry, environmental science, natural resource management, conservation, natural science, sustainable development, climate change related fields or other relevant international development field.
- Knowledge of the forestry and agricultural sectors and climate change policies. Willingness to learn these issues and opportunities in the context of Malawi.
- Minimum five years of combined experience working in forestry, environmental and economic policy, climate change policy, environmental and/or climate change finance, GHG emission accounting, and/or Low Emission Development Strategies.
- Extensive experience developing training programs and working to build institutional capacity of government counterparts at the national and/or local level
- Proven understanding of GHG inventories and management systems, or willingness to quickly and independently learn these systems
- Familiarity with international climate change policy and financing
- Experience in development of private-public partnerships (preferred)
- Proven ability to successfully work with key forestry and agricultural sector government agencies, institutes, NGOs and experts (Malawian experience preferred)
- Ability to build coalitions and networks that can provide synergies and sustainable solutions to forest management issues.
- Must be comfortable in high-level representational role as well as interacting with beneficiaries.
- Strong managerial skills.
- Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written.
- Excellent computer skills (word-processing, spreadsheets, and databases).
- Experience in Malawi (preferred) or surrounding countries
- Fluency and/or familiarity of Chichewa (desired)
- Ability to maintain the highest ethical standards at all times
How to apply: