South Sudan: Safety and Security Manager

Organization: CARE USA
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 23 Feb 2017

CARE seeks a Safety and Security Manager (SSM) to ensure that CARE international and local personnel are working within an environment consistent with accepted minimum safety and security standards. This encompasses the development of security plans and of mainstreaming the individual and collective sense of security and safety awareness and responsibility. It also consists of advising the Country Director (CD) on security challenges, developing risk assessments and proposing risk reduction measures in addition to developing, maintaining, updating and implementing when necessary, security protocols and operating procedures according to the changing situation.

The SSM will manage the country Security Management Plan, using the CARE International template, must ensure that all CARE facilities are included in the plan and the plan is kept current to any changes.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the country office to prepare for major events and critical incidents where security is concerned. Prepare and update office security and contingency plans.
  • Conduct security awareness training in accordance with CARE policies and procedures and in accordance with CARE Security Unit (CSU) training strategies and tools.
  • Network with other security officers and organizations to obtain information which can use analyzed to better understand the security environment and through this develop standard operating procedures relevant to the security setting in which programs are being implemented.
  • Provide a detailed and appropriate initial safety briefing to all newly arriving staff and visitors; including general safety policies and procedures, site-specific issues and an analysis of the present local security situation.
  • Support the SMT/CMT and advise them of possible actions or options in a time of crisis or emergency.
  • Provide CSU with updated reports on the security situation in the country office and the steps being taken to mitigate against threats.
  • Assist with emergency medical evacuations within the country office and in coordination with the regional security advisor.
  • Brief the Country Director and other senior staff on security developments within the area of operations.
  • Brief new staff of security protocols and orientation of the organization's standard operating procedures.
  • Prepare and present security reports for the Country Office (CO) on a regular and ongoing basis including appropriate information for managers and coordinators to assist in their decision-making processes.
  • Prepare reports for the RSM and CSU as requested by them such as the Monthly Security Report, FLASH messages, SitReps, Updates, etc.
  • Investigate all safety and security related incidents affecting the program and/or staff and report findings and recommendations to the CD.
  • Provide safety and security awareness, critical incident, crisis management and other related training for staff.
  • Build capacity through training and mentorship of national staff and assist and provide guidance to the Security Officer and the security focal point.
  • Facilitate, provide support and train in the proper use of common communications including HF and VHF radio networks and satellite phones according to radio protocols and other communications technologies.
  • Develop a network of relationships with peers in the humanitarian community (UN, NGO, NGO forum and ICRC) and actively seek opportunities for formal and informal cooperation.

Qualifications

  • Appropriate University degree, preferably in the fields of security management, international relations, Law or a comparable field or significant work experience and training as a professional security manager;
  • 5 years’ experience in international organizations in developing and managing security strategies and plans for their operations;
  • Coordination, supervisory and organizational skills in medium to high-risk countries;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of UN, ECHO, MOSS, and other standard INGO security frameworks a plus,
  • Excellent references reflecting demonstrated teamwork, maturity of judgment, tolerance for hardship and stress, leadership and integrity of character 3 years’ experience working/living in developing countries;
  • Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and strategic planning skills;
  • High level of experience in developing security related technical tools guidelines and systems;
  • Experience as a Security Trainer desired;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.

How to apply:

TO APPLY: Please click on the link to the job posting to submit your cover letter and resume.

Link: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=3513

Zimbabwe: Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation – OVC, Zimbabwe

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Zimbabwe
Closing date: 22 Feb 2017

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours. We are recruiting a Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for an anticipated USAID/PEPFAR project providing support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe. The Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor (M&E) will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring plan, evaluation framework and management information system to track delivery against outputs, outcomes and impacts. S/he will lead analysis of data collected for the assessment of progress and improvements. S/he will also guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidate program reports, promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt and the use of data for programmatic improvement. S/he will support technical staff in M&E functions and will manage any M&E related staff in the project. This is a leadership role and will serve as a key member of the project team. This position is contingent on the issuance of USAID funding and the selection of applicants is subject to USAID approval.

This key project, Getting to ZERO, is a five‐year program aimed to reduce HIV impact, vulnerability and risk, as well as increase high impact HIV services among orphans and vulnerable children and adolescents in targeted communities. The goal for this program is improved health, nutrition, psycho-social well-being and educational outcomes; and reduced abuse of children affected by HIV. The program seeks to advance ownership at the local level of a comprehensive, integrated, community-based AIDS response to mitigate the impact of HIV on orphans and vulnerable children.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

The main responsibilities for the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor include:

Lead the design and implementation of the program monitoring plan

  • Design, monitor and analyze program M&E frameworks and data collection systems, including output, outcome and impacts indicators.
  • Develop and train relevant staff and partners on data collection tools, additional program assessments, analytic plans and study protocols as necessary.
  • Set up and maintain the routine data flow and reporting schedule, providing technical assistance and support to ensure a system for the collection of quality data is maintained and data is used to inform programmatic decisions.
  • Ensure that routine monitoring data is shared with implementation team and partners, and facilitate program learning processes to support evidence-based program adaptation.

Guide project reporting process

  • Take a leadership role in the completion and timely submission of reports necessary for reporting program activity results.

Promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned

  • Design and execute program assessments and evaluations to learn from program data.
  • Initiate and lead dissemination of program data to promote data use and establish processes for the routine analysis and use of data for program improvements.
  • Participate in forums to disseminate best practices and lessons learned.

Collaborate with government officials to improve data collection systems and data use

  • Facilitate a working relationship with government health and social welfare officials to support improvements in data collection, analysis and data use at multiple levels of the health and social welfare systems.

Support technical staff in M&E functions

  • Manage and build capacity of all M&E related staff in program to carry out program monitoring and evaluation activities and assessments.
  • Conduct trainings necessary to establish a strong project data collection system among M&E staff and lead trainings for additional program assessments as necessary.

Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors

  • Bachelor’s Degree in statistics, mathematics, business, informatics, international relations or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of seven years’ experience, of which at least three years at a senior level, in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities for complex programs in developing countries. Previous experience on USAID programs and health or social welfare-focused programs preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of PEPFAR MER Indicators, particularly OVC outcomes indicators.
  • Demonstrated ability and skills in analysis and report writing is essential.
  • A firm command of M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality improvement and quality assurance with respect to integrated service and support programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives of this project (e.g., OVC services, performance against each result area).
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the project’s activities, including referral outcomes, and support project supervision.
  • Experience developing and refining data collection tools.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program outcomes and impacts.
  • Experience designing, implementing and analyzing research protocols, including both quantitative and qualitative research methods and an understanding of the ethical considerations necessary for research.
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing monitoring systems and conducting evaluations especially for health programs. Experience working with DHIS 2 platform, as well as working with government counterparts to strengthen national data systems a plus.
  • Strong working knowledge of data quality assurance mechanisms.
  • Able to work within a tight timeframe, managing M&E team members and meeting deadlines and deliverables to partners and donors.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (professional level).
  • Zimbabwean candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates should apply directly through our Careers page on our website at: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SAVETHECHILDREN&cws=1&rid=47…