Job: Senior Health Systems Advisor (Private Sector Financing)

Organization: Global Health Fellows Program
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 09 Nov 2015
Global Health Fellows Program
Technical Advisor III: Senior Health Systems Advisor (Private Sector Financing)
Office of Technical Support, Asia Bureau, United States Agency for International Development
Location: Washington, DC
Assignment: Two year fellowship
GHFP II-P4-172
The Global Health Fellows Program (**GHFP-II**) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual work planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.
Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.
BACKGROUND:
The Office of Technical Support (Asia/TS) within the Asia Bureau provides leadership on development issues in the Asia region through analysis, strategy development, program design, technical assistance, and information dissemination. It provides this leadership in the areas of Economics, Agriculture, Population, HIV/AIDS, Health, Nutrition, Education, Productive sector development, Information technology, Social sciences, democracy and governance, conflict mitigation, Natural resources management and environment.
The Office leads the Bureau’s strategic thinking in technical areas, reviews the performance of Bureau offices and programs, and advises Asia offices on the appropriate allocation of resources. The Office serves as the Bureau’s principal point of contact and coordination on all substantive technical aspects of programs in sectors of assigned specialization.
  • It helps Missions develop new country strategic plans,
  • Conducts periodic reviews of Mission program performance, and
  • Provides technical oversight of Mission programs.
Asia/TS makes recommendations for allocating Bureau resources among missions and prioritizes sector programs throughout the region. Within the Office of Technical Support, the Health Team is responsible for providing technical input on all health related programs and matters in the region.
The Health Team provides technical leadership and support to 17 USAID field teams across the region in implementing evidence-based interventions proven to save lives and reduce disease burden. While the scope of work covers traditional health sectors such as family planning, maternal and child health, infectious disease, nutrition, and health systems, we are also invested in navigating and managing complex adaptive systems, which better reflect the dynamism of Asia. The Health Team engages in cutting-edge programs that address gaps and unfinished agendas in health across Asia. Some areas of interest include:
  • Unacceptably high rates of neonatal and maternal mortality, along with persistent malnutrition and high levels of stunting, inconsistent with economic growth;
  • Implementation research studies on Universal Health Coverage in Indonesia and Burma. These efforts will provide policy makers and managers rapid cycles of information to strengthen countries’ paths to achieving Universal Health Coverage and provide lessons learned for other countries in Asia pursuing sustainable health financing schemes;
  • Leveraging the use of private sector funds and stewardship of care provided in the private sector to support the continuation of health sector activities in Kazakhstan and channel the robust private sector in India to help end preventable child and maternal deaths;
  • Ensuring that programs in middle-income countries are gradually phased out of receiving USAID funding using non-disruptive, sustainable practices which do not upend the gains made to date;
  • Political Economy Analysis as a tool to deepen contextual understanding of health problems and to illuminate different possible solutions;
  • Urbanization and health with application of USAID’s 2012 Urban Strategy in the health sector;
  • The Global Health Security Agenda and the emergence of novel infections and drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis and malaria; and
  • Attending to equity in monitoring and planning health programs, going below the surface of national and sub-national indicators.
In addition to supporting Global Health priorities, the Asia Bureau provides technical assistance to countries that have not been designated as priority countries for the Global Health Bureau programming purposes, as is the case of work currently planned in Laos and Timor Leste with Asia Bureau funds. One of the policies of the Health Team is to look at strategic future programming and to design research and interventions that will enable missions to keep abreast of and manage technical changes in the field. Included in this approach is consistent collaboration with colleagues in the Economic Growth sector, as well as Democracy Rights Governance. The Team also works closely with the Lab and the Global Health Bureau, as well as DCHA. Going forward, the expectation is to develop closer relationships with Bureau for Policy Planning and Learning and Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, key players in innovation and financing. We have added an urban component to our programming, adapting the Agency’s 2012 Urban Strategy and the Policy, Planning, and Learning Bureau’s current implementation guide for urban programming due to the recent significant urban growth in the region and potential inequities among residents of urban slums as an area of concern. The Team also works with interagency partners, such as the Department of Defense and Department of State, to support civilian-military partnerships, particularly when it comes to Global Health Security.
INTRODUCTION:
To leverage Asia’s significant economic growth to further support improved health, the Team is reviewing ways to capture that growth in public-private partnerships. The Bureau is actively engaged in helping missions look at domestic resource mobilization and health financing initiatives that capitalize on the existing Asian capacity for innovation and risk taking. To this end, the Team is seeking a Senior Health Systems Advisor (Senior Advisor), who while fluent in the basic technical health areas of the Agency, is creative and willing to explore and advise on new ways of doing development and prepare officers in the field to capitalize on their changing economic context.
S/he will be an integral part of a six person Health Team and receive day-to-day guidance from the Health Team Lead as his/her onsite manager.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Senior Health Systems Advisor will be responsible for:
Adoption and Implementation of Multisectoral Approaches:
  • Providing assistance to missions in developing strong strategies for leveraging public and private resources that achieve shared health outcome goals;
  • Disseminating information on the drivers of change when countries are adopting Universal Health Coverage;
  • Exploring and promoting the use of contractual mechanisms that exist in within the Agency which can support adaptive programming including gift authority, Broad Agency Announcements around Global Development Partnerships and Development Innovation Accelerators, and Development Credit Authority;
  • Organizing opportunities with other operating units such as The Lab and Center for Innovation to learn how the Team may implement new ways of doing business within Agency policy;
  • Providing strategic thinking support to missions that includes analyses focused on Political Economy and sustainability; and
  • Serving as an activity manager on discrete programs being implemented by our implementing partners.
Provision of Technical Support to Field Programs:
  • In collaboration with the Office of Health Systems within the Global Health Bureau, working on program and activity designs that increase domestic resource mobilization from private resources, including the expansion of health insurance markets;
  • Providing input to missions across Asia on the Global Financing Facility implementation, its impact on program design and the impact it may have on overall resourcing for maternal health; and;
  • Monitoring and engaging in the community of practice on developments in urban health programming, particularly as it intersects with Domestic Resource Mobilization, Universal Health Coverage and equity;
  • Tracking new areas of development that can contribute to keeping the programming and portfolio on the cutting edge of development, bring up creative ideas for the team to explore doing business differently.
Technical Training and Professional Development:
  • Together with the Asia Bureau Senior Technical Advisor and the Regional Development Mission for Asia Senior Technical Group Health Systems Advisor, developing an adult learning course which would serve as an opportunity for mission health officers to improve their knowledge and understanding of current health insurance and innovative financing activities;
  • Participating in any organized training opportunity (such as an anticipated May 2016 workshop on DRM) to ensure that health officers expand their skills; and
  • Working closely with health officers to develop the language and context necessary to understand the UHC landscape, specifically health care financing, improving their fluency and facilitating dialogue with other donors and senior host country partners.
  • Furthering the spread of Political Economy Analysis as a tool for developing programs
Country and Bureau Backstopping:
  • Backstopping assigned countries across the Bureau’s geographic range in activities such as participating in GH Country Team calls, working with the Desk Officer, being the initial point of contact within the Bureau for the Country Health Team, contributing to routine reporting requirements and strategies or country plans that may be revised, as well as providing support to mission health teams on a temporary basis as necessary. Country assignments depend on personal interest, prior experience and the country portfolio.
  • Contributing to the Bureau’s Performance Plan and Report, Health Implementation Plan and Portfolio Review, as necessary and developing familiarity with the budget for health activities.
Communication and Collaboration:
  • For each country backstopped, working closely to facilitate information sharing and collaborative work platforms among the Asia Bureau desk officer, mission health staff and Global Health Bureau.
  • Coordination and outreach with the US Department of State, US Centers for Disease Control and Surveillance, US Department of Health and Human Services, the Foreign Service Training Institute, the World Bank and other multilaterals on country and region-specific issues.
  • Writing formal memos and emails to different audiences to promote transparent and timely communication. These writing products may include briefing papers for senior managers, talking points for conferences, informational memos for the field, and weekly health notes.
International and domestic travel approximately 30-35%.
Training and professional development (7%)
  • Keeping abreast of literature and latest developments in the fields of health systems strengthening and the greater development field.
  • Deepening knowledge of health systems strengthening.
  • Participating in interagency and intra-agency working groups as appropriate to SOW.
  • Participating in professional continuing education and skills training within the purview of GHFP-II.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, finance, health economics, health systems strengthening or a related social science field.
  • Minimum ten (10) years’ experience in health systems strengthening, health economics, health finance or private sector partnerships, with at least three (3-5) years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
  • Experience and familiarity with working in the Asian development context highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability in strategic planning and design, coupled with hands on program management skills that show prior experience in taking ideas to actualization.
  • Demonstrated track record in creating public-private partnerships and engaging the private sector to help achieve shared development outcomes.
  • Experience working cross sectorally and bringing in advances from governance, urbanization, and financing to bear in supporting health programs. Proven ability to apply innovative approaches, work independently and apply new methods to solve problems, while remaining efficient in a fast-paced, changing and challenging institutional environment.
  • Experience working with USAID Missions, other donor organizations, host country governments and non-governmental organizations, including universities and research bodies.
  • Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information, including financial, regulatory, clinical, demographic, marketing and scientific information.
  • Excellent ability to communicate, influence and convince verbally and in writing. Understanding of the institutional processes that can promote communication.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with people of varied professional, educational and cultural backgrounds.
  • High Degree of independent judgment, ingenuity and originality to interpret possibilities of program change because of shifting country context and changing economic and political scenarios.
  • Fluency in a foreign language is preferred.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • US citizenship required.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs.
How to apply:
TO APPLY:
All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system athttps://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by Monday, November 9, 2015 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.

Job: Senior Public Finance Advisor

Organization: Global Health Fellows Program
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 26 Oct 2015
Global Health Fellows Program
Technical Advisor III: Senior Public Finance Advisor
Office of Health Systems, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development
Location: Arlington, VA
Assignment: Two year fellowship
GHFP II-P4-174
The Global Health Fellows Program (**GHFP-II**) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual work planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.
Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.
BACKGROUND:
Meeting the needs of 36 million people living with HIV in the next five years will exceed current donor commitments. To narrow this gap, USAID plans to work with countries, tailoring solutions to each country context through a unique mix of health financing approaches in order to mobilize their domestic resources while ensuring transparency, accountability, and impact.
The objective of the Sustainable Financing for HIV/AIDS: Bold Vision Initiative is to deliver an AIDS-free generation with shared financial responsibility with host country governments. PEPFAR is committing $63.5 million in Phase I to support ongoing country led efforts in Kenya, Tanzania, and Vietnam, with additional countries under consideration, to further mobilize their own resources to help deliver an AIDS-free generation. USAID will serve as the lead agency for coordinating and implementing this initiative. This centrally-funded initiative was developed out of collaboration between the Bureau for Global Health’s (GH) Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA), Office of Health Systems (OHS), the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact (CII), and the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and the Environment (E3). Tapping into this broad range of technical expertise, USAID will partner closely with select country stakeholders to support new and ongoing health financing activities that aim to increase domestic resources for the health sector. USAID will coordinate and collaborate across U.S. Government (USG) agencies and with multilateral stakeholders in the design and implementation of this initiative. Solutions tailored to individual country contexts will involve health financing approaches encompassing advocacy and analysis, technical efficiency, tax policy and administration, and innovative health financing, including use of the private sector. The Initiative will support the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)’s key intervention areas to ensure impact and efficiency gains, build sustainability and partnerships, and advance the human rights agenda.
The United Stated Government has made the fight against HIV/AIDS a top priority, not only for humanitarian reasons, but because the HIV/AIDS crisis threatens the prosperity, stability and development of nations around the world. PEPFAR is a USG global initiative to control the HIV/AIDS pandemic. It is the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease. Over the past decade, the USG has committed more than $52 billion to bilateral HIV/AIDS programs, the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and bilateral tuberculosis programs. To achieve an AIDS-free generation, PEPFAR works closely with a variety of stakeholders including partner countries, multilateral organizations, civil society, people living with and affected by HIV, the faith community, and the public and private sectors. USAID has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of the USG response in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic since the inception of its international HIV/AIDS program in 1986.
PEPFAR recognizes that donor resources alone cannot meet the needs of the 36 million people that will be living with HIV in 2020. As developing economies grow and begin to more fully realize their economic potential, unlocking domestic financing for HIV becomes a critical element of achieving long-term sustainability of the HIV/AIDS response. Countries are increasingly taking the lead in managing, implementing, and even financing their national HIV responses. As a result, PEPFAR has committed funding to support countries to strengthen their ongoing efforts to increase the use of their own resources to help deliver an AIDS-free generation.
INTRODUCTION:
The Senior Public Finance Advisor (Senior Advisor) will be assigned to GH’s Office of Health Systems. The Senior Advisor will provide key technical and programmatic support to GH’s Cross-Office Team for the Sustainable Financing for HIV/AIDS Initiative (OHA, CII and E3). S/he will advance the vision and goals for domestic resource mobilization (DRM) for HIV/AIDS and long-term, sustainable programming for control of the epidemic.
S/he will receive day-to-day guidance and technical oversight from the Senior Health Economist at the Office of Health Systems as his/her onsite manager, with technical guidance also provided from the Public Finance Lead from E3. S/he will focus on strategies and interventions in areas of tax policy and tax administration, improving public finance management, transparency in budgeting and increased efficiency in how resources are allocated and used.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Senior Public Finance Advisor will be responsible for:
  • Providing technical input into planning and program development for USAID’s Sustainable Financing for HIV/AIDS Initiative.
  • Working collaboratively with GH and E3 colleagues to strategize, develop scopes of work, operationalize work plans, and monitor and report progress under the Initiative.
  • Monitoring implementing partners' DRM and Public Financial Management (PFM) work in the field, including fulfillment of a technical advisory role on discrete Initiative activities as required.
  • Providing technical assistance, analysis, and design support to other GH offices, USAID missions and PEPFAR country teams on how to leverage public finance interventions to increase DRM and sustainable health financing.
  • Contributing technical expertise in developing strategies, tools and systems related to public finance management including public expenditure reviews, fiscal and taxation policies, revenue collection and management, and budgetary reforms;
  • Tracking and raising awareness of the latest concepts, emerging trends, and innovative approaches around improving governance, transparency and management in the public finance sector in support of mobilizing domestic resources for health.
  • Developing and delivering presentations and short courses, as needed, on public finance basics for USAID/GH, field missions, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Conducting briefings for Bureau and Mission management, and producing technical papers and reporting cables on DRM for health and HIV.
  • Mentoring team members and other staff on DRM and PFM.
International and domestic travel approximately 25-35%.
Training and professional development (7%)
  • Keeping abreast of literature and latest developments in the fields of health financing.
  • Deepening knowledge of health financing, tax policy and administration.
  • Participating in interagency and intra-agency working groups as appropriate to SOW.
  • Participating in professional continuing education and skills training within the purview of GHFP-II.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
  • A Master's degree or higher in economics, public finance, public administration or related discipline(s).
  • Minimum ten (10) years' experience in the field of public finance, with demonstrated expertise in tax policy and administration, program-/performance-based budgeting, budget execution, and other areas of PFM, with at least three (3) years’ experience in an international or resource-challenged setting.
  • Extensive experience working with ministries of finance, tax administrations, and other ministries, departments, and agencies in the design and implementation of DRM and PFM reforms.
  • Proven track record of technical advisory support to high level decision-makers in the public, private and civil society sectors.
  • Experience with capacity building, institutional development, coaching and mentoring especially in cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary settings.
  • Strong background in program development and management, including experience in the design, management, and implementation of technical assistance in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply accepted tools, techniques and frameworks for tax and broader fiscal policy analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience and results in conducting high-level fiscal policy dialogue and advocacy.
  • Demonstrated understanding of health financing issues in developing countries, including the role of domestic resource mobilization, allocative and technical efficiency, results-based financing, and related issues.
  • High degree of judgment, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work, and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and familiarity with USAID and wider USG processes and programming modalities.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a wide range of development partners, including multilateral and bilateral donors as well as private foundations and civil society.
  • Solid teamwork skills and experience working with diverse teams.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs.
How to apply:
All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system athttps://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by October 26, 2015 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.

Job: Community Services Officer – Tanzania

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 03 Nov 2015
DRC is looking for highly qualified, self-motivated Community Services Officer able to work with diverse teams of both national and international staff as well as local government authorities, UN agencies, I/NGOs and other partners.
Background
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and nonprofit organization, founded in 1956, that works in more than 30 countries around the world. DRC will be operating as a new actor in Tanzania as part of the Burundian refugee response. The attempted coup in May of 2015 and the subsequent unrest has, as of October 7th 2015, displaced 105,542 Burundians to Tanzania, with a potential of displaced people anticipated up to 250,000 people. In line with the regional response plan to the Burundian refugee crisis, DRC Tanzania will implement projects under the protection, shelter and camp management sectors.
Job Profile
The Community Services Officer will be responsible for the implementation of community mobilization and community development activities in two refugee camps of Nduti and Mtendali. He/she will develop and maintain community participation mechanisms in camp, ensuring that the voices of men, women, boys, girls and groups with specific needs are heard and represented.
Key Responsibilities
General;
Design, implement and supervise the camp management community services structure in two new refugee camps.
In partnership with the Camp Manager, ensure the establishment of refugee committees.
In conjunction with the Camp Manager, develop and facilitate the dissemination of information and key messages, and collect key insights on social, cultural and livelihoods related aspects of the population;
Identify issues within the camp and propose and implement adequate, rapid solutions in conjunction with the camp manager.
Work in close collaboration with refugee stakeholders (Community Leaders, Elders, Representative Committees…) to ensure their input and acceptance of camp management activities.
Facilitate resolutions regarding the provision of humanitarian services.
Ensure that AGDM and Protection principals are mainstreamed into work with committees and communities.
Develop information materials for dissemination in conjunction with camp management.
Complete weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting.
Team Management:
Under the leadership of the Camp Manager, supervise community services assistants.
Identify and design relevant and needed CCCM and other relevant trainings for DRC staff, as well as refugee incentive workers.
Ensure work plans are created, timely weekly and monthly reporting is delivered and performance reviews are completed.
Develop, support and manage a network of refugee incentive workers who will work under the daily management of Community Services Assistants.
Identify gaps in staffing and hire staff accordingly.
Accountability:
Ensure that DRC’s accountability obligations are delegated and carried out in accordance with the HAP Standard for Humanitarian Accountability and Quality Management (ref. Programme Handbook Annex 15 and related tools).
Work with the protection team to establish the complaints and feedback mechanism and ensure refugees use of the system is communicated to refugees.
Coordination & Representation
Develop and sustain good working relationships with camp population in order to be well positioned to help communicate views, needs and issues between stakeholders.
Facilitate coordination between and amongst refugees and humanitarian actors/service providers and camp co-ordination (government).
Act as an alternate co-chair for the CCCM working group at the camp level.
Act as a focal point for community engagement and messaging from humanitarian agencies refugees;
Participate in coordinating CCCM assessments and other joint or rapid assessments.
Development:
Develop and sustain good working relationships with camp population in order to be well positioned to help communicate views, needs and issues between stakeholders.
Facilitate coordination between and amongst refugees and humanitarian actors/service providers and camp co-ordination (government).
Act as an alternate co-chair for the CCCM working group at the camp level.
Act as a focal point for community engagement and messaging from humanitarian agencies refugees;
Participate in coordinating CCCM assessments and other joint or rapid assessments.
Qualifications:
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff and other stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to work and live in basic living conditions in field locations.
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision, and in a culturally diverse team.
  • Advanced university degree in human rights, social sciences or related field or equivalent practical experience.
  • Demonstrated record of field and operational experience at an international level in complex emergencies.
  • 3 years professional work experience in camp management, community mobilization and distributions in a leadership position, and solid understanding of camp dynamics.
  • Proven ability to manage multi-sectoral programs and a diverse staff group.
  • Fluent in spoken English and strong writing/reporting skills in English.
  • Kirundi, French, Kiswahili considered and an advantage.
Conditions
Availability: Immediately. Or 10 November 2015 at the very latest.
Duty station: Kibondo, Kigoma State. Non Family Duty Station
Contract: Six months with a possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance.
Salary and conditions in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies. The position will be placed at salary level A11.
Further information
You are welcome to contact Mark MILLER at [email protected] for more information about the position.
Please note that applications are not to be sent to Mark MILLER. We only accept applications sent online via www.drc.dk. Applications sent directly to Mark MILLER will not be considered.
For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.
Commitments
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff is required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html).

How to apply:
Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered. Please provide references, but do not attach any written recommendations.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Direct link
Please submit your application, in English no later than 03.11.2015
Please write to [email protected] if you have questions on the application process or experience problems with your online application.

Job: Country Director – Islamic Relief

Organization: Islamic Relief
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 19 Nov 2015

Contract: One Year Fixed Term
Ref: CD-K/IPD- AF/0615
Salary: £33,469 per annum + Separate Benefits package
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
We are currently recruiting for Country Director based in Nairobi, Kenya to lead and manage operations of IRW Kenya. As Country Director you will be responsible for Country Programme development, management, monitoring and Strategy development, supervision of staff, office and management procedures. As part of the program development, the successful candidate is expected to examine the funding situation and solicit funding for programmes. He/she will also be accountable to ensure all aspects of programs are implemented in compliance with grant agreements, budgets and in accordance to schedule in addition to overseeing all aspects of IRW’s presence.
The Country Director will be responsible for managing a team of 300+ staff. You will be monitoring risk management and ensuring compliance & quality improvement of the country programme. In addition, you will be reviewing and reporting the progress of finances (with a budget of £10m) to the East Africa Regional Office in Nairobi and to project donors.
The successful candidate will require a post graduate Degree with knowledge of Community Development, Social Protection, Food Security, Urban Poverty and a track record of working with INGO’s in developing countries in rehabilitation, development and emergency contexts. He/she will also need to have experience in budgeting, balance-sheet management, designing and implementing project proposals and concepts. It is essential that the successful candidate is fluent in English (written and spoken). The knowing of Arabic and the local language is desirable. The job holder should have previous knowledge and experience of fundraising from and dealing with EC, ECHO, UN and DFID. In addition, in depth knowledge of overseas management experience with an International NGOs is essential
National candidates are encouraged to apply but will only receive the salary not benefits.
If you agree with IR values together with our Policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and our code of conduct, then you would be an ideal candidate for Islamic Relief, who promotes equality and meritocracy. IRW will carry out screening checks and will take out references on your behalf.
Applicants should be sympathetic to the principles of Islamic Relief
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No CVs.
Islamic Relief operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community

How to apply:
If you are reliable, service minded, discreet, dedicated and a highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to IRW’s values and beliefs, please apply by downloading the application pack fromhttp://www.islamic-relief.org/work-with-us/international-programmes/country-director-kenya/ and forward the completed form to [email protected] on or before the closing date.

Job: Humanitarian Nutrition Specialist

Organization: Save the Children UK
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 02 Nov 2015
12 months Fixed Term Contract
50 % deployment: Base locations outside the UK will be considered
In an emergency it is the youngest children who are likely to suffer first. We are looking for a dynamic and flexible Nutrition Specialistwho will help us improve the outcomes for infants and young children in challenging emergency contexts.
Save the Children is mandated to focus on infants and young children and the humanitarian nutrition department has developed international expertise on Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) to address the increased vulnerability of this age group during emergencies. As the IYCF-E Humanitarian Nutrition Specialist, you will improve response delivery in rapid onset and protracted emergencies globally, through in-country deployments and remote technical assistance to governments, nutrition clusters, the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) and local and international non-government organisations.
You will:
  • Facilitate the incorporation of IYCF-E indicators into assessments
  • Develop IYCF-E priority interventions in consultation with in-country partners
  • Integrate IYCF-E into all relevant sectors including nutrition, health, mental health, WASH, food security and livelihoods, child protection, and education
  • Provide support on the appropriate use and management of Breast Milk Substitutes (BMS)
  • Develop preparedness plans and/or plans for scale up
  • When not on deployment, contribute to global initiatives to improve guidelines, standards, operating procedures and capacity development in the area of IYCF-E.
We’re looking for someone with extensive experience in IYCF-E in a range of humanitarian contexts and challenging environments. A skilled coordinator with strong technical knowledge and ability to engage a broad stakeholder base, you will be motivated by advancing the quality of IYCF-E programming at the field level and contributing to improving global policies and strategies. You must have:
  • Strong technical knowledge in IYCF-E
  • Demonstrable skills in coordination and the ability to work effectively with a range of stakeholders, including the nutrition cluster, partners and the Ministry of Health
  • Experience in leading and designing IYCF-E assessments
  • Highly developed communication and writing skills
  • Ability to be flexible, innovative and adaptive in challenging contexts
  • The flexibility to undertake significant travel (up to 50% of the time), often working in stressful and insecure environments.
If you are passionate about infant and young child feeding, and thrive in challenging emergency contexts, please apply. In return, the humanitarian nutrition team at SCUK will mentor and help you to grow in this exciting role, to become a leader in IYCF-E.
Closing date: 2nd November 2015
To apply please visit our website.

Consulting job: Research Consultancy – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Organization: Save the Children UK
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 21 Oct 2015
In 2013, SCUK received funding from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF), managed by the Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA) to carry out a Scoping Study for Children in Emergencies and one of the key gaps identified was the need to carry out operational research on how best to provide sanitation / management of excreta disposal options for infants and young children, including the use and application of nappies, potties, supporting infrastructure and hygiene messaging for caregivers.
As a result, SCUK seeks to engage a consultant or consultancy team to manage WASH research that will feed into improved delivery of high quality, timely, accountable and appropriate WASH responses in emergencies. The research aims to explore and identify emergency sanitation / management of excreta disposal options for infants and young children. The research will aim to better understand current practice by caregivers, evaluate the acceptability and perceptions of most promising approaches to be trialed by beneficiaries and in the longer term, evaluate the effect on health and nutrition outcomes.
The consultant or consultancy team will work under SCUK’s Humanitarian WASH team and the Humanitarian Evidence, Effectiveness and Accountability (HEEA) team and contribute to identify and address major evidence gaps to support the delivery of best practice in humanitarian programmes.
Full details of the requirement are set out in the Appendix 1.
  • Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Closing date: 21st October 2015

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Job: Head of Programme Management, CARE International

Organization: CARE International UK
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 02 Nov 2015
Salary c.53,000
Location: Vauxhall, London
Ref: C727
The Head of Programme Management is a new strategic position within CARE International UK (CIUK) responsible for building and maintaining a strong portfolio of programming working in partnership with a range of institutional, trusts and foundations donors. Building on Care International’s highly regarded portfolio of development and humanitarian programmes you will be responsible for further developing CIUK’s overall institutional funding to enable the organisation to drive our key role - delivering the new CARE International Global Programme Strategy (2015-2020).
About you
We are looking for a dynamic leader who has excellent understanding of, and a strong track record of success in, the UK as well as the European funding environment. The post holder will manage an experienced and ambitious team of, programme and contract managers with a primary focus on sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. Direct experience of having worked in one or more of these contexts with a strong grounding in both development and humanitarian response is critical for this role as is a strong and entrepreneurial vision.
About us
CARE International UK’s Strategic Plan has focussed on key priority areas including Women’s Economic Empowerment, Governance and Humanitarian. The Programme Management team will be primarily responsible for mobilising and managing resources for these, as well as contributing to resourcing CARE International’s other global priorities.
CARE International is committed to fighting poverty and injustice in the world’s most vulnerable places and to saving lives in disasters and conflicts. In this we stand with women, girls and their communities to achieve lasting change for a better future. CIUK is looking for an effective and dynamic leader, with demonstrable passion for the values and the mission of the organisation.
How to apply:
For a full job description and application form please follow this link to our website:
Closing date: 9am Monday 2nd November 2015
Interviews: w/c 9th November 2015

Job: Global Marketing Advisor - Marie Stopes International

Organization: Marie Stopes International
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 01 Nov 2015
About us
Millions of the world's poorest and most vulnerable women trust Marie Stopes International to provide them with quality sexual and reproductive health care. As a commercially driven social enterprise we are investing to ensure we have the systems now and in the future.
The Global Marketing Team (GMT) at Marie Stopes International provides expert support to country programmes in the use of research findings and audience insight, development of demand creation strategy, branding, new product ideas and improving the client experience with our services.
The GMT also leads in the development of global goods based on best practice that can be adapted to country context.
About the role
Reporting to the Global Marketing Manager, this position supports priority country programmes in the roll out of marketing global goods and best practices. You will provide remote and in-country support to adapt and localise centrally developed strategies and improve implementation based on best practice principles with regards to high quality customer service, demand creation, behaviour change communication and interpersonal communication.
To a lesser degree, this role will also respond to specific technical assistance (TA) requests from countries where the content is marketing focused and the need is a high priority.
For more information, please see the job framework on our website.
About you
We see you as experience in developing countries, preferably in a marketing or health sector role, you'll have experience in the design and roll out of marketing strategies to different audiences, as well as experience in interpreting and using qualitative and quantitative research results for strategy development.
This role will spend significant time in countries and thus will be expected to travel up to 40-50% of the time.
Closing date: 01/11/2015. Early application is encouraged as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
This role is based in London.
Salary: £38,200 - £44,574 + pension and benefits
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