Zimbabwe: Chief of Party

Organization: Pact
Country: Zimbabwe
Closing date: 24 Apr 2017

Title Chief of Party
Location Zimbabwe
Department Name Program Delivery
Pact Overview
Pact Overview
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.
Department Overview
Pact seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated, PEPFAR-funded Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program. The five-year program will reduce HIV impact, vulnerability, and risk and increase the uptake of, and retention in, high impact HIV services among orphans and vulnerable children and adolescents in targeted communities in Zimbabwe. The program will support families and communities to increase the resilience of vulnerable children and other family members and to reduce susceptibility to HIV infection. The program will also contribute to achievement of PEPFAR and UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals by strengthening community platforms to engage with and support the devolution and scale up of clinical services at the local level.
Position Purpose
Reporting to the Zimbabwe Country Director, the COP will be responsible for technical leadership and the overall management and operations of the project. She/he will supervise project implementation, with a focus on achieving the UNAIDS fast track 90-90-90 targets in priority geographic areas, and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID, the Government of Zimbabwe, and key stakeholders and other implementing partners.
Key Responsibilities
Specific Duties:
Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements
Lead the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs; represent Pact in negotiating with donors and partners
Act as a liaison to and ensure effective relationships with relevant donors, the GOZ and other key stakeholders
Lead all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual work plans and budgets; oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, as well as review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports
Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources
Ensure compliance with Pact HQ and USAID requirements, policies, and regulations
As relevant, manage all local grant making mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policies; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs.
Provide and/or ensure the provision of training and mentoring to partners to strengthen their capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations
Recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact human resource (HR) policies; oversee the management and development of project office HR to ensure a diverse, skilled, and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact’s values are practiced
Basic Requirements
Master’s Degree in public health, international development, or a closely related field
Strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical and management expertise, as demonstrated by a minimum of ten years of progressively increasing experience in designing, implementing, and managing large, complex projects involving multiple partners, five years of which must have been in a COP or Director role on a USG cooperative agreement, grant and/or contract
At least five years’ experience as senior staff in at least three of the following areas: child protection, economic strengthening, social protection, education, early childhood development, health, and nutrition, including HIV/AIDS care and support; social service systems strengthening; quality improvement/quality assurance; M&E; and operations research
Proven experience in program management and administration, financial management, award cooperative agreement compliance, sub-award management, and tracking project performance and costs
Experience in interacting with government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies
Experience and understanding of Zimbabwe’s OVC and HIV/AIDS response, social protection sector and framework for vulnerable children and adolescents, and PEPFAR 3.0 priorities
Strong management and communication skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description
Experience living and working in Zimbabwe; country nationals strongly preferred
Oral and written fluency in English, with strong oral presentation skills

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please click link: http://pactworld.force.com/careers/VanaHCM__Job_Detail?Id=a33f10000012LoD

South Sudan: Communication Officer – Juba South Sudan

Organization: Polish Humanitarian Action – Polska Akcja Humanitarna
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 10 Apr 2017

Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) is a non-governmental organization employing people who want to make the world a better place. For over 20 years, we have been providing relief in big and small emergencies worldwide alongside with running missions in several countries in crisis. Our interventions of both humanitarian and development character have been carried out in 49 countries so far. We concentrate on ensuring sustainable and stable development of regions suffering consequences of war and/or natural disasters. We possess long-standing expertise in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), but also implement projects in Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), as well as Shelter. For more information, please refer to www.pah.org.pl.

PAH in South Sudan:

PAH has been working in South Sudan since 2006 as one of the first NGOs established in Jonglei State. We are a small team of committed individuals aiming at delivering tangible and sustainable change in the largest, most populous and most conflicted state of South Sudan. We are needs- and community based, hence aside drilling and repairing boreholes, developing accompanying O&M structures and innovative approaches to sanitation and hygiene promotion, we have also been developing our emergency response capacity. Our Emergency Response Team (ERT) mainly reacts to WASH and NFI needs of populations affected by conflicts and natural disasters, which have been on the increase for the past three years. Thanks to the expertise gathered over the years, we were also appointed to lead WASH Cluster in the state: we coordinate WASH emergency response with partners and hence make sure all vulnerable communities are served at the time of crisis.

Who PAH is looking for:

PAH in South Sudan is looking for an external Candidate for a Communication Officer. The person will hold the following responsibilities:

Objective / role of the position:

Main objective of the work for employees occupying the position; why this position has been created? What is its role in the organization?

Compiles communication materials from the mission, takes part in designing and layout of publications, reports and other information materials in compliance with PAH communication strategy

Possible promotion / development path within the unit

Tasks being performed on the position

Core tasks

1. Producing and compiling materials for external communication

· Updating Face book, Twitter and You Tube with current programmatic activities in cooperation with Communication Department in HQ to increase engagement and social media following.

· Write communications pieces (success stories, articles, blog posts, etc.) and create project presentations.

· Help the programme team & partners with their process documentation work: interviews, taking photographs, making video, etc.

· Ensure the quality and validity of information collected from the field and nationally.

· Edit and abstract project documents into articles for newsletter and the website.

2. Improve internal and external communication and ensure the quality of communication materials

· Ensure effective information flow among all staff, members and partners and stakeholders involved

· Provide support and technical direction to the staff working in the field, in order to ensure a consistent two-way flow of data and information from the field offices to project center

· Conduct photography, video making trainings and workshop for the staff

· Support the programme staff to develop information outputs such as newsletters, newspaper articles, website, flyers, briefing notes, short video films etc.

3. Photographing & Video Documentation

· Maintain and organize photo and video documentation

· Sharing knowledge and experience with other staff

· Reports regularly to supervisor

· Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor

4. Leadership tasks

· Manages the Communication Assistant

· Recruits team members

· Monitors their performance and evaluates them

· Motivates and builds capacity of the team

Required experience and qualifications (minimal):

· Experience in particular sector 2 years in particular unit

· On particular position1 year

· Education field of education

Level of education:

· Training & qualifications Article writing skills required in English (Juba Arabic an advantage).

· Ability of using Photoshop, Publisher is required, other graphic design software’s (Adobe Illustrator, In Design) and movie editing software’s is an advantage.

How to apply:

Application Submission Criteria:

Please send a covering letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the Person Specification along with your CV to Human Resources at recruitment.ssud@pah.org.pl or submit your application to PAH Compound South Sudan Mission near Nile Fortune Hotel; Tomping, Juba – South Sudan.

Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line i.e. “Application for the position of COMMUNICATION OFFICER”

Note: due to urgent need to fill this position, short listing may take place before the advertisement dead line.

We appreciate your application however, only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within the closing date we regret that your application has been unsuccessful. _spdy"Ę3T^7