Position: Health Coordinator (Maternity Cover)
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Supervisor: Deputy Director Programs
 
Duration: 5.5 Months
 
Background: The International Rescue Committee has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. 

The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Mudug and Galgadud regions) and Mogadishu implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, Governance, protection, GBV, WASH and health reaching out to more than 200,000 conflict and drought affected people.
 
Summary of Responsibilities:
 
This is a senior, international level position, within the Somalia Senior Management Team. 

The position will be responsible for ensuring implementation of all aspects of IRC’s health programs in Banadir and Galmudug regions of Somalia, while striving to expand the health programs in other areas and sub-sectors. 

The position will be particularly responsible for: overseeing the development and timely implementation of program activities in line with approved budgets and proposals and following up on the project’s monitoring and evaluation activities. 

The temporary assigned Health Coordinator will be based in Nairobi with travels to the field. 

This position will work with the incumbent Health Coordinator (HC), field site Health Managers and Senior Medical Officers to roll out and follow up on implementation of proposals as well as donor and government reports. 

In addition, the position will provide oversight to field based staff on implementation of primary and secondary healthcare and public health interventions.
 
The temporary Health Coordinator will report to the Deputy Director of Programs (DDP).

Specific Responsibility
 
Representation, Coordination and Advocacy
  • Enhance coordination and advocacy with other health stakeholders and avoid overlap and duplication of projects with other donors
  • Represent IRC in external coordination meetings with the UN/NGOs, donors, partners and government in Nairobi and the field in collaboration with the DDP; participate actively in various coordination mechanisms including Health working groups and coordination meetings to develop and maintain internal and external relationships to promote program linkages
  • Keep the local authorities and other project stakeholders well informed of the progress of the program
  • Be the donor liaison on Health technical issues for the Somalia Country Program
Program Development and Planning
  • Lead the development and expansion of the IRC Health sector throughout Somalia, as opportunities arise. This will involve conducting quality assessments, development of quality concept notes and proposals and development of new projects and initiatives
  • Conduct gap analysis in Puntland to identify key community needs in the area of iCCM, and if appropriate, develop an iCCM concept paper with a budget
  • Lead the process of planning and implementation of health projects and provide ongoing quality technical support to the field teams, including, development of monthly sector plans, detailed implementation plans for each grant and establish communication channels with the field
Program implementation and monitoring (M&E)
  • Work with the field teams to develop specific M&E systems for each health grant, ensure timely submission of monthly and quarterly grant reports; weekly updates; and documentation and sharing of these case studies within the organization
  • Generate health data to be used internally and externally by donors and cluster systems to influence donor policies with the purpose of generating more funding
  • Monitor program implementation against work plans and overall project objectives, documenting progress and achievements, providing analysis and adapt program strategy and implementation accordingly
  • Ensure effective and high quality reporting, monitoring and evaluation systems for both internal and external use, capturing best practice to support program decision making
  • Maintain regular communications on program work to the DDP
Financial management
  • Lead the development of realistic budgets for the health program and identify areas which require fundraising
  • Effectively manage health program and staff; ensure all PRs raised are in line with approved budgets, closely monitor the weekly and monthly PR tracking sheets and closely follow up on budget spending in line with budget holding responsibilities
Required Qualifications & Competence:
  • Background in health preferable: medical doctor
  • Masters degree preferably in public health or international development
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in developing, managing/coordinating health programs in a wide range of contexts such as developing/under developed countries, refugee settings, natural disasters, etc
  • Demonstrated ability to work in insecure and inaccessible settings
  • Experience in nutrition interventions/integrating nutrition within primary care is highly desirable
  • Experience in coordinating with MoH and other stakeholders
  • Strong management (including Remote management), assessment, project planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Packages and Statistical Packages is a must
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Experience implementing community outreach strategies for health is desirable
To apply for this position, interested candidates should visit this link: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=10601

Deadline for all applications: 15th June 2014

Organization: Adeso - African Development Solutions
 
Position Title: Chief Program Officer
 
Reporting to: Executive Director
 
Working With: All levels of staff worldwide
 
Employment Status: Full time, one year or two year contract
 
Program / Duty Station: Nairobi
 
Starting Date: ASAP

Commitment to Diversity: Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on one's background, beliefs, gender or sexual orientation.

Organizational Context: Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. 

We work with communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming.
 
Position Summary: Reporting to the Executive Director, the core function of this position is to lead and manage all of Adeso’s programs. 

The CPO will lead more than 10 programs delivered across more than 15 field offices in 3 countries with a program staff of over 200. 

The CPO will be responsible for all program planning, organizing, operating, staffing and budgeting. 

The CPO will also assist the Executive Director and CFO with strategic planning activities including fund development.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide inspiring leadership and management to ensure the effective, quality and timely delivery of all of Adeso’s programs.
  • Develop robust management systems and tools to enhance efficiencies and accountability throughout the program structure.
  • Set program priorities and provide day-to-day guidance within the overall vision, mission and goals of Adeso; support, enable and hold accountable program staff within this framework.
  • Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization
  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the programs
  • Lead the development of a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement
  • Develop new and unique ways to improve the efficiency of program operations across the organization
  • Focus on client needs; anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
  • Implement and lead a continuous quality improvement process throughout the program area focusing on systems/process improvement.
  • Ensure that all program activities operate consistently and ethically within the mission and values of Adeso, as well as in accordance with relevant donor rules and regulations.
  • Prepare and submit an annual operational budget for programs to the ED and CFO for review and approval, manage effectively within the budget and report accurately on the progress made and challenges encountered.
  • Lead a high performing field team at all levels by developing and mentoring them. In partnership with HR, implement recruitment, training and retention strategies.
  • Lead a robust new business development approach that proactively identifies, pursues and wins new funding within Adeso’s vision and goals.
  • Actively contribute to the content and development of concept notes and proposals for additional program funding.
  • As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), provide leadership coverage for other members of the SMT in their absence as required.
Skills and Qualifications
  • A minimum of ten years professional experience with a minimum of five years senior – leadership experience supervising seasoned staff operating multiple field programs across Africa
  • Bachelor’s degree in Management or related field
  • Experience with USAID funded programs including USAID rules and regulations including engaging with key stakeholders in the national and international NGO community.
  • Relationship builder and communicator with experience leading diverse work teams, developing organization-wide strategies for program excellence, engaging community partners and working closely within the senior leadership team.
  • Proven ability to monitor and evaluate field programs and understands the relationship between field and HQ.
  • Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Foster Teamwork – the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Assertive decision-maker - Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Outstanding problem solver - Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time to provide on-site leadership to programs
  • Ability to work independently and on one’s own initiative.
  • Understanding of and commitment to humanitarian principles
  • Cultural sensitivity
Application Process
 
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. 

If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 12th June 2014.

Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:
  • An updated CV; and
  • An application letter which should include cover letter, remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. 

But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.
Organization: Adeso - African Development Solutions

Position Title: HR and Administration Director
 
Reporting to: CFO
 
Working With: All levels of staff at HQ and field
 
Employment Status: Full time, one year Renewable contract
 
Program / Duty Station: Nairobi
 
Starting Date: ASAP

Commitment to Diversity: Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on one's background, beliefs, gender or sexual orientation.
 
Organizational Context: Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. We work with communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. 

Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming.
 
Position Summary: Reporting directly to the CFO, the HR/Admin Director will be responsible for overseeing the full range of lifecycle tasks including but not limited to, hiring and retaining staff, orientation for new employees, contracts for senior overseas staff, compensation, performance reviews, and benefits administration, employee relations and Supervise Office Administrator.
 

This director will also be part of the senior management team and will have the opportunity to bring an HR perspective to key strategic issues the organization is considering.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
 
Human Resources
  • Manages global HR issues related to organizational operations.
  • Supervise HR Team at HQ with field oversight
  • Develop and monitor annual departmental budget, goals and objectives and annual operational/work plan for both HR and Administration teams
  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of HR related transactions
  • Plans, implements, and manages the human resources function for Adeso, including recruiting, employee relations, regulatory compliance – domestic & global compensation, benefits, staff development, and employee communications
  • Responsible for staffing, employee education and training, management development, compensation and benefits, employment contracts
  • Serve as a resource for managers; coach and mentor senior managers to effectively use the full range of HR tools such as the performance process.
  • Investigates employee relations issues such as disciplinary, grievances, equity issues
  • Maintain a comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits program to support Adeso’s ability to attract and retain high quality and well qualified employees
  • Manage HR related external vendors such as payroll and benefits administrators
  • Manage employee immigration processes to include tracking of visas, coordinating filings, employee communications, and coordinating with legal counsel.
  • Prepares job descriptions and prepares and updates Adeso’s employee handbook
  • Manages and coordinates departmental activities as it pertains to EEO, USAID rules and regulations, policies and practices and advises relevant staff on implementation
  • Serves as subject matter expert on compliance and adherence to HR standard operating procedures
  • Partners with heads of departments to develop HR programs that support project goals
  • Effectively communicate HR policies, procedures, programs and laws organization-wide
  • Implement, review and continuously improve HR services and processes; make recommendations and assist field offices in implementation
  • Work with managers to identify performance goals and objectives, standards of measurement and accountability.
  • Develop and manage Adeso’s performance evaluation program and ensure staff progression and development
  • Builds capacity and coordinates training and development activities in support of Adeso’s strategic plan including management and leadership development
Administration
 
Supervises Office Manager and administrative team with the following responsibilities 
  • Oversees administrative office staff in maintaining files and centralize databases 
  • Oversees office manager as point person on ERP system for HR and admin department. 
  • Supervise legal and insurance relationship for the organization. 
  • Manage office facilities administration 
  • Serves as the go-to for office inquiries and conflicts 
  • Tracks office supply inventory and approves supply orders 
  • Assists in the preparation of department budgets and expenses
Skills and Qualifications
 
Essential
  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of eight years related experience
  • Strong working knowledge of and experience in international and local national HR including labor law and local regulations
  • Strong international experience ideally with an NGO or government contractor that works with USAID contracts in developing countries
  • Ability to work collegially and across cultures in a diverse work environment
  • Experience managing an HR team both at HQ in Nairobi and the field offices
  • Proven management, supervisory, budgeting, and negotiating skills;
  • Outstanding communications skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to train staff and make Adeso-wide presentations as well as facilitation skills
  • Proven ability to negotiate employment contracts
  • High degree of tact, diplomacy and discretion is essential
  • Skills in facilitation, collaborative team building and conflict management.
  • Proven ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to workplace diversity
  • Outstanding organizational skills; the ability to multi-task and make decisions under pressure as well as prioritize issues and make policy and other recommendations
  • A caring work style that supports the mission and vision of Adeso and works
  • collaboratively with all staff to ensure transparency and trust
Application Process
 
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. 

If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to recruithr@adesoafrica.org,quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 11th June 2014.

Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:
  • An updated CV; and
  • An application letter which should include cover letter, remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Terms of Reference for Project Video Producer / Photographer
 
Organization: Adeso – African Development Solutions
 
Project: Promoting Women’s Political Participation for development of peace and security in Puntland (PROWOPP)
 
Position Type: Short-term consultancy
 
Study / Assessment Topic: Project Video Producer Consultancy assignment for documentation of PROWOPP accomplishments
 
Technical & Cost Proposals: The service provider is required to provide a technical proposal on how these works & tasks will be completed and proposal covering all costs.
 
Position Location: Puntland - Bari, Mudug, Sanaag and Sool
 
Duration: Up to 10 days
 
Reporting to: PROWOPP Program Manager, Adeso
 

Working with: Program Officer, Community Liaison Officer and Community Trainers
 
Starting Date: Third Week of June 2014
 
Advertisement Issued: 3rd June 2014
 
Application deadline: 12th June 2014

Organizational Background: Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African-based international organization, working with communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. 

We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy. 

Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. 

Adeso has been strengthening rural livelihood and delivering innovative humanitarian aid and development programs for the past 20 years. Currently, we have programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan. 

Our present donor portfolio includes the European Commission, USAID, SIDA, SDC and UNICEF, among others. Adeso is an exciting, dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

Project Summary: PROWOPP is a two year initiative funded by the EU which is being implemented by Adeso in Puntland, Somalia. 

The project is aimed at promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment and political participation in Somalia to foster the development of an inclusive, transparent and accountable society. PROWOPP expects to reach 300 women including councilors and women civil society organizations. 

In addition it will closely work with Puntland Ministry of Women Development and Social Affairs to efficiently implement the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325. 

It will also provide technical and capacity building support to the MOWDAFA to prepare their 2012 – 2014 Strategic Plan and a consolidated gender strategy that will engage Somali women from different walks of life in their own peace and reconstruction efforts.
 
The initiative will provide consistent capacity development through technical support, institutional capacity building and training on various thematic areas, including: policy and advocacy; conflict resolution; and monitoring evaluation. 

In addition, 100 men will receive training on inclusion of women in local governance issue, decision making and peace processes in order to make more space for women’s participation in political and civil processes.
 
Scope of Work: Adeso is seeking the services of a video producer/director/videographer to visually document the program’s areas of operation, showing how PROWOPP has impacted the target districts and beneficiaries. 

The pictures and short video will be used to create awareness about the program’s achievements in the lead up to its closing in September 2014. 

Photographs will be used in online and print publications. 

The videos will be used online as well as shown and distributed for external use.

The consultant will be expected to travel to four regions of Puntland in Somalia (namely Bari, Mudug, Sanaag and Sool) and:
  1. Take pictures of women councilors and women civil society members conducting activities that promote women’s participation in politics and peace building processes.
  2. Carry out short 2-3 minute Vox-Pop type interviews with community members, Adeso staff, local authorities and Ministry of Women’s Development and Social Affairs officials about the impacts of PROWOPP on their lives.
  3. Produce a project video that highlights accomplishments of the project to date.
Qualifications
 
It is expected that the consultant will have good understanding of video producer and documentation. 

The ideal candidate(s) should possess the following qualifications and experience:
  • Bachelor Degree in Communications or Equivalent subject;
  • Outstanding videography skills;
  • Outstanding photo and video editing skills;
  • Five years experience working in Somalia;
  • Proven ability to create and deliver effective training sessions;
  • Experience working in remote areas, experience in Somalia preferred;
  • Proven ability to work in multicultural environment.
Consultancy Period: The consultancy will entail 10 days of work, with field travel from June 17th – 26th 2014. The 10 days include days required for preparation, reporting, and editing.. All travel, accommodation and meal expenses will be covered by Adeso.

Deliverables
 
1) 300 high-quality and high-resolution, edited and captioned pictures delivered on CD;
 
2) 2 slideshow animations (around 3 minutes each) with sound and text using a selection of the above pictures and the interviews (examples of the type of product expected can be found here, here, and here);
 
3) A short video in HD that captures the improved capacity of women representatives and groups to develop and influence MOWDAFA’s strategic priorities and UNSCR 1325 Action plan. 

The video will capture women’s increased participation in the implementation and development of policies, strategies and action plans and increased ability to take an active role as peace mediators. 

Lastly, the video will highlight the Action plan for implementation of UNSCR 1325 that was developed
 
a. Video shooting and editing
 
b. Narration and translation
 
c. Script development
 
d. A digital format of the final version for online use
 
e. 15 branded DVDs of the final work
 
f. All B roll footage
 
4) A detailed report on all photography and filming locations, including names and contact details of all individuals interviewed.
 
Adeso’s Photography
 
We use a reportage style for all of our photography to ensure authenticity and re-enforce our honest values, alongside the meaning and conviction behind our thinking. 

The subjects within the image should appear natural, relaxed and images should not be posed. 

Our photography style should tell a story about the function of our aid and services and not be superficial with an over use of added effects. 

Please ensure your images are not contrived and have an inspirational, positive feel to them. 

We want to illustrate the positive impact our work has with people and Africa as a whole.
 
Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights
 
In consideration of the fees paid, the Consultant expressly assigns to Adeso any copyright arising from the works the consultant produces while executing this contract. 

All images (whether used for online or print purposes) must however bear the consultant’s photo credit, as specified by international intellectual property rights. 

The consultant may not use, reproduce or otherwise disseminate or authorize others to use, reproduce or disseminate such works without prior consent from Adeso.

Application Process

 
Applications should be submitted by 12th June 2014. 

The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. 

All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered. 

Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

Each application package should include the following:
  • An application letter addressing the selection criteria including how the consultant’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as the interest for the position. It should also indicate the candidate’s availability and consultancy rates. The letter should be no longer than two pages.
  • A sample of recent work.
  • Updated CV including relevant work experience and qualifications.
  • Contact details of 2 references.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.

All applications should be sent to Adeso at consultancy@adesoafrica.org with the subject line:
Project Video Producer/Photographer

Adeso will only respond to short-listed applicants.
Work Context: CESVI has been working in Congo RDC since 2001, with the double commitment of assisting the victims of the humanitarian crisis in the Eastern provinces and supporting the health & protection sector in Kinshasa

The on-going projects in the East of Congo focuses on rehabilitation of infrastructures, water and sanitation, and in general Building Resilience to Recurrent Crisis
 
Each project is coordinated by expatriate staffs
 
General coordination, logistics and administration is located in Bunia.

Position: Head of Mission

Code: 09_2014 Head of Mission RDC 

Location: Bunia, East RDC

Duration: 9 months
Job Description

The collaboration will start in April 2014.

The main duty station will be the Office in Bunia, with regular field visits for all programs, and in Kivu in order to expand the presence of Cesvi in that area.
 

The Head Of mission will be based in Bunia and will be responsible for the monitoring of the wash projects funded by ECHO and UNDP and S/he will represent the Organisation with the donors, local authorities and other stakeholders, both national and international, operating in the sector/area of intervention.

S/he will coordinate the emergency intervention with a specific attention to strategic planning of W&S activities in coordination with cluster and donor.

The Head of Mission will work under the direct supervision of CESVI HQ Desk Officer.

Main tasks:
  • S/He will represent CESVI vis-√†-vis Donors, partners (including Alliance 2015), stakeholders, clusters and any other networks aiming at raise Cesvi's profile in the area
  • S/he will be responsible to set the strategic vision and direction of Cesvi in Easter RDC to serve more people with the highest quality programming possible, and secure the necessary resources to ensure its realization,  expanding Cesvi activities in Kivu
  • S/He will coordinate the PMs and support the Country Administrator and the Logistic responsible in managing the base. Special attention should be given to development of national staff capacities to build a cadre of skilled and committed personnel
  • S/He will undertake monitoring mission to project activities in the field
  • S/He will ensure operational excellence to achieve optimal efficiency and cost effectiveness in all functions and operations of the country office, whether quality/technical assistance, finance, material resource management, growth, administration, information technology, audit, etc..
  • S/He will work in close in collaboration with the Country Administrator and the PMs in budgeting, forecast and control of financial flows
  • S/He will coordinate and actively participate in project proposal definition and preparation
  • S/He will guarantee that all the activities are in line with Donors and CESVI procedures and rules (Security Manual, Overseas Offices Administration Manual, Logistics Manual, Visibility and Communication Manual).
Required Competencies
  • 4 year experience in foreign countries and emergency projects
  • Strong experience with NGO procedures, approaches, and operations
  • Demonstrated experience in same position, preferably in Sub Saharian Africa in emergency and post emergency context.
  • Good knowledge of procurement procedures of different donors and in particular of EU
  • Excellent abilities in dealing with donors for presentation and negotiation of project proposals
  • Proven experience in projects writing (from assessment to final presentation)
  • Good communication skills with ability to work closely with CESVI local staff, beneficiaries and partners
  • Detail oriented, highly flexible and strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Good skills in staff management
  • Adaptability to hard living conditions
  • Qualification in Water and sanitation/ Engineering/Environment
  • Ability to supervise Water and Sanitation programs challenges in rural areas and knowledge of the basic requirements for an effective and sustainable water and sanitation project
  • Excellent knowledge of French and English (written and spoken)
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, accounting software
Desirable Competencies
  • Knowledge of RDC and/or other complex areas (previous experience is an asset)
  • Experience in WASH (FS and protection sectors surplus value)
  • Strong experience in M&E and capacity building of National staff
  • Previous experience as Country Representative/head of Mission
  • Experience/knowledge of main Donors (ECHO, UE, UNDP, OFDA/USAID)
How to Apply

Click here to apply online

Closing Date: 25/06/2014

Work Context: Cesvi has been working in Congo DRC since 2001, with the double commitment to assist the victims of the humanitarian crisis in the Eastern provinces and to support the protection sector in Kinshasa.
 
The on-going projects in the East of Congo focuses on rehabilitation of infrastructures, water & sanitation and protection. In Kinshasa Cesvi basically works in the protection and health sector. 

Each project is coordinated by expatriate staff. General coordination, logisitcs and administration is located in Bunia.

Position: Logistician / Security Officer
 
Code: 15_2014 LOG RDC
 
Location: Bunia, DRC
 
Duration: 6 months (renewable)

The Logistician / Security officer will be based in Bunia with severals mission to the field as to monitoring the bases and replace the PM when necessary.
Job Description

  • The collaboration will start in June 2014.
  • The duty station will be Bunia with scheduled visits to Sud Irumu Territory.
  • The Logistician will respond to the Head of Mission and to the HQs Security Advisor.
  • The Logistician will work in collaboration with the rest of the expatriate and local staff present in Eastern DRC.
Tasks:

Logistics:
  • Offices and field locations management: responsible for all compound constructions and provision of utilities, ensuring standard health and safety regulations
  • Transport management: management of vehicle fleet, ensuring effective and efficient and safe transport planning.
  • Assure that registration/insurance documents are up to date, log books completed and fuel consumption monitored
  • Warehousing: management of project stocks in accordance with Cesvi standard warehouse management regulations
  • Asset management: tracking and recording of all Cesvi assets in the project.
Communications: manage and follow up all communications equipment, ensuring continuous means of communication with the capital

HR/Administration:
  • Selection and management of local team and capacity building of Cesvi DRC Oriental Province national staff in logistics
Procurement:
 
In collaboration with the Project Manager:
  • S/he will implement all the local procurements complying with Cesvi procedures and the rules established by the different donors and the country regulations, paying special attention to taxation and labour laws.
  • S/he will contribute to the efficient organization of the office and will correctly file both the necessary project documents and the evidence of the activities outside the project (specially contracts, expenses receipts and other useful documents, both in paper and computerized)
  • S/he will prepare the project periodical and final documentation following the rules established by the donors and the requested HQ's procedures
Database of Local Suppliers:
  • S/he will set up and maintain a database of local suppliers, detailing criteria of quality, price, service, ethics etc.
  • S/he will follow up Procurement Procedures, conforming to procurement guidelines
  • S/he will undertake quotations or launch Calls for Tender
Coordination:
  • S/he will represent Cesvi with local authorities, NGOs and UN agencies if necessary
  • S/he will attend coordination and cluster meetings as necessary
Security:
  • S/he will advise the staff on all safety and security aspects of and contribute to the fulfilment of the objectives of Cesvi's mission
  • S/he will be responsible for the implementation of Cesvi Security Policy and provide to HQ Security Advisor with updated strategic analysis of political and/or military context, developments and possible impact on Cesvi operations and environment
  • S/he will identify mitigating safety and security measures, suggest and advise on implementation
  • S/he will work on maintaining or improving access for ongoing and new CESVI program
  • S/he will identify shortcomings and conduct capacity building to improve national security staff
  • S/he will revise Cesvi Security Plans for field bases and train all staff to ensure a thorough understanding, awareness and adherence to the plan
  • S/he will liaise (communicate, exchange information, and co-operate) on security issues with relevant (predominantly local) external actors in the areas of current and potential Cesvi programme implementation.
Required Competencies
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in insecure environments; preferably in Africa.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Extensive experience in logistics and security
  • Ability to train, mobilize, and manage both international and national staff
  • Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments
  • Willingness to work and live in remote areas under basic/harsh conditions
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office
  • Documented experience in international operations on security and operational planning
  • Experience in liaising with community and government authorities as well as with regional, national and international institutions
  • Experience in political, gender and cultural awareness, community – NGO relationships
  • Demonstrated communication and organizational skills
  • Advanced proficiency in French - written and spoken
Desirable Competencies
  • Previous experience in Africa or in DRC, possibly in Emergency contexts
  • Knowledge of European Union, ECHO and UNDP administrative and procurement procedures
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively
How to Apply

Click here to apply online

Closing Date: 25/06/2014

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