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|[Saved] Guatemala: Youth Program Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) CoordinatorClosing date: 2015-12-04Organization: Catholic Relief Services Share|
|[Saved] Guatemala: Manager of Country Operations /COMU ManagerClosing date: 2015-12-19Organization: Management Sciences for Health Share|
|[Saved] Belize: Call for expert on local peacebuilding in Central AmericaClosing date: 2015-12-31Organization: Peace Direct Share|
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Guatemala: Youth Program Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator
Closing date: 2015-12-04Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 04 Dec 2015
Position Description (summary):
- Develop and manage a MEAL strategy which documents the implementation of the Youth Program and monitor progress toward work plan targets and milestones.
- Review partner organization monitoring and evaluation plans as required; advise partner organizations on the development of indicators, data collection methodologies, data quality assurance and indicator reporting.
- Coordinate timely information consolidation, analysis and information dissemination from the community, technical, and CRS and partner organization management levels.
- Guarantee the implementation of the annual planned and approved project MEAL budget, for both CRS and partner organization(s).
- Develop in coordination with the Country Program and Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, terms of reference (TOR) for studies and scope of work (SOW) for consultants to conduct external special studies, reviews and the project evaluation, in line with the necessary level of technical rigor as per donor and MEAL policies and Procedures.
- Work closely with an external evaluation team to design and carry out comprehensive project impact evaluations, as needed.
- Advanced degree in economics, the social sciences, statistics, or related field.
- Five or more years of experience in the Monitoring and Evaluation department of international development programs, particularly related to Youth Programming.
- Demonstrated experience in the design, management and implementation of monitoring and evaluation programs for similar-sized international donor-supported programs.
- Demonstrated skills building and maintaining relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations and partners.
- Excellent demonstrated interpersonal, management, supervision and negotiation skills.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to proactively identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and meet challenges with resourcefulness
- Fluency in Spanish and advanced professional proficiency in English (as demonstrated by the TOEFL or Michigan test) are required; knowledge and familiarity with a Mayan language preferred.
- Regular travel across Guatemala and driver s License are required
- Knowledge of Guatemalan context, indispensable.
How to apply:
CRS recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
For the application to be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter, updated resume and salary expectation to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December, Friday 4th.
Guatemala: Manager of Country Operations /COMU Manager
Closing date: 2015-12-19Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Management Sciences for Health
Closing date: 19 Dec 2015
The Manager of Country Operations has primary responsibility for ensuring that MSH operations in Guatemala are functioning efficiently and effectively, and aligns to support attainment of project results and client expectations.
- Develop and execute responsive and appropriate operations management systems (for office management, local procurement, fleet management and logistics, consultant and subcontractor administration, etc.) in line with local laws and regulations, MSH policies and standard operating procedures, and donor requirements.
- Lead and manage the operations functions by aligning staffing and systems with country projects and available resources to provide timely, cost effective, and high quality support and administrative services to all MSH country-based projects and activities.
- Ensure that all MSH in-country projects receive equitable, effective, timely, cost-effective, and high?quality financial management, accounting, operations and administrative support to all MSH in-country projects, in full compliance with local laws and available resources, and in an environment with adequate internal controls, adherence to contract/award regulations, MSH policies and standard operating procedures.
- Participate in routine management team meetings, and attend other meetings which are relevant to the operations activities, including country Operations Support Team (OST) meetings.
- Coordinate execution of internal/external operations, financial or program reviews or audits, and ensure timely follow up to review or audit conclusions and recommendations that are relevant to operations, in collaboration with the OST.
- Coordinate and collaborate with the Operations Officer/PSOs and country OST to achieve resolution of pending operations issues, questions and home office operations support requests. Communicate with other MSH HQ-based parties (Groups, projects, corporate offices), as needed to ensure proper consultation and notification of important information and issues.
Compliance and Risk management
- Ensure that strong internal control systems are in place, and that MSH Code of Conduct and MSH s Zero Tolerance practice are well understood by all staff in country.
- Assist Country Representative/ Lead to conduct regular and thorough risk assessments in country, and to monitor success of risk mitigation and risk control activities.
- Ensure appropriate segregation of duty in all procurement and payment activities within all MSH offices in country.
- Ensure that systems are in place in country to ensure that operations are managed and staff act in full compliance with local laws, adhere to contract/award and donor requirements, and comply with MSH policies and standard operating procedures. Systems are in place to:
- Ensure that appropriate staff members are aware of and understand laws, contract/award and donor requirements, and MSH policies and procedures;
- Monitor compliance.
Financial Management Services (Where FP&A reports in to COMU)
- Ensure timely and accurate submission of required financial management reports and other related information as required, to the Guatemala Team Lead, other Project Directors, PSOs/Operations Officer, the country OST, Groups, projects, or corporate offices.
- Ensure that all project and country teams receive high quality, accurate and timely financial support (budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis, financial monitoring and reporting).
- Ensure that appropriate Service Level Agreement (SLA) is in place between the Country Operations Management Unit (COMU) and projects, and that the SLA is well understood and respected.
- Ensure swift conflict resolution and manage workload to ensure that financial functions support the efficient and effective implementation of each program s technical scope of work, and those resources are allocated and used in compliance with contractual requirements, applicable regulations, and appropriate standards and procedures.
- Partner with MSH s Atlas Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) unit in HQ to ensure proper financial management oversight and control. Maintain open communication with the FP&A unit.
- Responsible for establishing a country operations budget that allows a scalable and effective approach focused on value for money as well as that complies with MSH guidelines and policies. Responsible for obtaining budget approval by the Country Leadership Team.
- Responsible for monitoring country spending.
- Ensure that payments are processed accurately, timely, and safely (to minimize MSH s risk exposure).
- Ensure that treasury practices in country minimize MSH s cash exposure.
- Ensure that entries are entered into financial system accurately and timely.
- Ensure that month and year-end accounting activities are done accurately and in compliance with MSH policies and procedures.
- Ensure compliance of local fiscal requirements and payment of local taxes.
Procurement and Purchasing
- Manage purchase of common commercial goods and services.
- Manage procurement or contracting actions delegated to COMU and ensure strong internal controls are implemented for procurement. Monitor procurement transactions completed by COMU.
- Manage customs and Import control for goods procured outside the country.
- Manage local consultant agreements.
- Provide administrative supervision to all COMU staff and be accountable for their performance management.
- Assess staff capacity and determine needs for staff capacity building and development to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the COMU in country, including in satellite offices.
- Assess and adapt COMU size and composition to allow efficient and effective operations, as needed.
- Work with the Guatemala Team Lead and other Project Directors to ensure that human resource functions are coordinated with the Human Resources Partner/Manager for Guatemala and US MSH Human Resources Management office.
- Promote and facilitate development of COMU staff and sustainable systems, and participate in international cross-fertilization and knowledge exchange among other country operations groups where possible.
- Coordinate staff recruitment as required by the Projects.
Facilities and Office Services
- Manage MSH offices and facilities to ensure a safe, efficient, and appropriate working environment for all staff.
- Manage general office services including guards, cleaning services, etc.
- Manage Information Services.
- Oversee property and asset management.
- Coordinate with MSH Security Officer and the local security focal point the safety and security of the office(s) facilities.
- Coordinate with MSH Security Officer and the local security focal point the emergency plan for local and international staff.
- Oversee insurance, inspection, registration and operations for all MSH vehicles in country.
- Manage and plan vehicle maintenance.
- Hire and train drivers and monitor performance.
- Analyze and monitor vehicle and fuel usage and standards and report on any issues.
- Schedule use of fleet as per MSH policies.
In-Country travel and Logistics Services
- Coordinate and oversee travel payments and logistics for all MSH in-country travel.
- Manage and monitor lodging, transportation, per diem and associated payments, including those related to participant training, study tours, in-country events and workshops.
Set local per diem policies and rates and ensure compliance and standards.
Minimum of a Master s degree in business administration, financial management, accounting, or other relevant discipline or equivalent experience.
Minimum of 8+ years of experience managing operations of health or development programs in developing countries.
Knowledge and Skills
- Significant operations management experience, preferably in Guatemala strongly preferred.
- Comprehensive knowledge of US Government funded programs, regulations and requirements.
- Demonstrated success and familiarity in Guatemala is particularly relevant.
- Analytical and organizational skills demonstrated by ability to work both independently and within a team, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities with attention to detail. Strong conceptualization, facilitation, and planning skills.
- Strong demonstrated interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills.
- Excellent cross-cultural communication and active listening skills.
- Solid understanding of USG regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects required.
- Experience working for international organizations with US Government funding strongly preferred.
- Familiarity with other donors and their requirements a strong plus.
- Fluency in English and dominant language of Spanish required.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
How to apply:
Belize: Call for expert on local peacebuilding in Central America
Closing date: 2015-12-31Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Peace Direct
Country: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama
Closing date: 31 Dec 2015
Insight on Conflict provides information on local peacebuilding organisations in areas of conflict. We feature profiles of over 800 organisations around the world, as well as blog posts and key resources on peacebuilding. Key to our work is our network of Local Correspondents , peacebuilding experts who help to research and write about peacebuilding and conflict around the world.
Peace Direct is currently seeking a Local Correspondent to report on peacebuilding work in Central America.
For this role, we require someone with contacts in the NGO or peacebuilding sector, a strong interest in the media and reporting, and excellent written and spoken English. The role is ideal for someone pursuing a career in peacebuilding with an interest in journalism. Local Correspondents should be based in the country they cover; we may consider people living outside the country if they have exceptional links to the peacebuilding sector in that country. Priority will be given to local/national applicants.
The role is not full-time and is not salaried, though Local Correspondents do receive some payment for work published on the website. The work is best suited for people with a passionate desire to share information on peacebuilding with a wide audience.
In their role, the primary area of work of the Local Correspondent will be on investigating and supplying information on local peacebuilders. The Local Correspondent is expected to occasionally submit posts to the Insight on Conflict blog. The blog gives space to Peace Direct and the Local Correspondents to respond instantly to developments in conflicts around the world. It also offers a place for more personal reflections by the Local Correspondents on their work.
Deadline for applications:this is an open call for applications.
How to apply:
If you are interested in becoming Insight on Conflict s Local Correspondent for any of the above countries, please send a CV, writing sample, and a short covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Ruairi Nolan: email@example.com