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Kyrgyzstan: Project Development Intern - KYRGYZSTAN
Closing date: 2016-12-14Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
Closing date: 14 Dec 2016
Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people s potential.
ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.
We go the last kilometer: ACTED s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. ACTED develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. ACTED s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development.
With a budget of 190 million EUR in 2015, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 495 projects a year reaching over11 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.
Country Profile 2015
Number of projects 5
Number of areas 3
Number of national staff 36
Annual budget (EUR) 798 465
Number of offices 5
Number of international staff 2
Position context and key challenges
ACTED has been active in Kyrgyzstan since 2000, and operates in the Jalalabat, Osh, Batken, and Naryn regions with a staff of over 150 people. ACTED in Kyrgyzstan contributes to poverty reduction by decreasing the impact of the world recession through adding value to labour migration, improving the food security of vulnerable people, supporting local initiatives for development, reducing the risks to natural disasters to decrease socio-economic damage and resolving cross border conflicts for stable socio-economic development.
In June 2010, a violent crisis broke out in the Ferghana valley, Southern Kyrgyzstan, whereby close to 1,900 houses were burnt and approximately 400,000 people were displaced. Following a year of providing predominantly emergency assistance, 2011 has seen ACTED Kyrgyzstan continue to give emergency aid while also assisting in the recovery phase of the country s development. This has included involvement in health, education, and economic development partly concerning food distributions and housing constructions for those whose homes were lost. Throughout, ACTED has supported the humanitarian agencies with REACH an online interactive mapping tool that incorporates socioeconomic data and highlights potential sources of disputes.
Today, ACTED continues the shift from emergency and reconstruction towards peace-building, conflict mitigation, Disaster Risk Reduction and long term development working with local communities.
Key roles and responsibilities
The PDI s tasks will focus on but are not limited to:
- Ensuring reporting from in a timely and quality manner. Standard ACTED reporting tools will be used but the PDI is also expected to liaise with programme and project managers, the monitoring and evaluation department, other departments within ACTED, and possible other actors to ensure all data provided is accurate and comprehensive.
- Assist the project development officer and manager in developing project proposals. The PDI will will gather information from field teams, which feeds into the proposal.
- Drafting internal and external communication that involves the base. This includes minute taking at meetings, gathering flash news and writing success stories for the ACTED website, development of ACTED fact sheets in preparation of donor visits, and addressing ad hoc donor requests as assigned by the PDO or PDM.
- Ad hoc tasks as assigned by PDM or AC such as but not limited to updating the server, filing, writing research reports, drafting memos s, and/ or making presentations.
Required qualifications and technical competencies
Postgraduate diploma in Journalism, International Relations or a relevant field
Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English (French in a francophone post/Spanish in a Central American post)
Excellent writing and communication skills
Ability to work efficiently under pressure
Field Intern benefits include: a 300 USD per month living allowance, coverage of all accommodation, food, and travel costs, a luggage allowance of 50 kg., and the provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance.
How to apply:
Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzstan Recruitment - Country Director
Closing date: 2016-12-22Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Mercy Corps
Closing date: 22 Dec 2016
PROGRAM/ DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:
Mercy Corps in Kyrgyzstan has one overall ultimate goal to contribute to the strengthening of communities and institutions so they are better able to work together to build healthy, financially stable communities based on civil society principles. In 1994 Mercy Corps became one of the first international non-governmental organizations to work in the newly independent Kyrgyzstan. Today our programs reach more than 500,000 people in all major urban and rural communities of the country s seven regions. Mercy Corps Kyrgyzstan s current and recent programs focus on food security and nutrition; education; youth and stability; agricultural and economic development; peacebuilding; and emergency response.
Mercy Corps Kyrgyzstan s flagship program is USDA s Food for Education, a five-year program that is implemented country-wide supporting improved learning environments for children through enhance school and at-home nutrition, school infrastructure and education policies working towards achieving sustainable school feeding programs. This core program was due to end in August 2016, but has just been awarded a \$5M 1-2 year extension. Two other programs are pending potential awards for work in nutrition/school gardens and working with youth for a potential additional \$1.25M for a year.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The Country Director (CD)) is the senior management position in Kyrgyzstan with supervisory and managerial responsibilities over all country personnel, offices, programs, security and policies. The CD will also serve as the FFE project s Chief of Party and ensure that the project is planned and executed with quality, accountability and measurable impact. The CD is responsible for developing a culture of professional development and teamwork for all Mercy Corps team members in Kyrgyzstan and also maintaining a proactive approach to security management. He/She will be responsible for all donor communication, as well as be responsible for liaising with relevant government entities and for external representation of Mercy Corps program in Kyrgyzstan. The CD is also the primary point of contact for inter-departmental agency coordination.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Strategy and Vision
Develop program strategies that animate and maximize internal and external resources and relationships;
Formulate and plan a clear vision of present and future program goals and strategies which can be clearly communicated to team members, local beneficiaries, international partners and donors in this context there should be a clear emphasis not only on managing the USDA FFE program well, but also on extending and expanding Mercy Corps presence and impact in Kyrgyzstan due to the continuing needs in the country;
Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed.
Oversee program start-up and ongoing program management and administration of teams across various field locations.
Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and partners and consistent with Mercy Corps relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic plan.
Develop partners MoUs and contracts & oversee a training program for program partners.
Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
Ensure program implementation is on time, target and budget, using effective M&E systems to reach desired impacts.
Focus on impact data and data collection for adaptive management and influence;
Create and maintain systems ensuring effective and transparent use of financial resources for timely and informative reporting in line with donor and Mercy Corps policies and procedures.
Develop and nurture culturally sensitive internal and external relationships and networks to ensure optimum communication and program success;
Build strong constituencies to include Mercy Corps headquarters and regional officers and staff, international and local NGOs, government officials, donor community officials, diplomatic corps and embassies, and the media.
Use research and impact data to market MC programs for further expansion and development
Manage with an emphasis on excellence and achievement;
Encourage a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation;
Recruit, manage and motivate an informed, skilled and efficient team;
Incorporate staff development strategies and Performance Management systems in team building process.
Manage security and safety of the team and field office/s supported by necessary systems and training;
Manage all aspects of quality program design and implementation;
Establish and maintain effective program reporting, monitoring/evaluation systems for internal and external use;
Build and maintain structures that ensure proper segregation of duties between finance, logistics, program and administration;
Understand and incorporate resources, systems and structures available from Mercy Corps worldwide;
Ensure effective and transparent use of financial resources in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures.
Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.
- Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
- As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:Mercy Corps senior management team in Kyrgyzstan (4 staff members);
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO:Regional Program Director
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH:All HQ offices in the USA, UK, and local authorities, NGOs, INGOs, and civic leaders.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
BA/S, MA/S or equivalent in natural resources management, social sciences, management or international development required and MA/S preferred
At least 7 years of work experience in progressively responsible roles in international relief and development required;
Strong understanding of agriculture and linkages to livelihoods, nutrition and microfinance;
Demonstrated experience in the sectors such as youth and stability; governance; and/or conflict and peacebuilding programming;
Preferred experience and strong understanding of behavior change communication strategies and programming;
Proven competence in long term planning and development of strategies (inclusive of objectives, activities, and key performance indicators) for international relief and development programs, and proven ability to mobilize resources around these strategies;
Proven ability to develop, nurture, promote, and mentor project and administrative teams and teamwork;
Strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to work effectively and creatively, independently and with a team;
Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate, and initiate and maintain positive relationships, with different stakeholders including local communities, host country governments, donors, INGOs and NGO partners;
Experience of working with the rules, regulations and requirements of one or more of the following: USAID, USDA, DFID, SDC, EU, private donors and foundations;
Verifiable record of developing successful proposals for new projects from conception to submission;
Security management experience;
Computer literacy and excellent written and verbal communication, multi-tasking and interpersonal skills;
Experience living and working in Central Asia highly desirable
Knowledge of Russian and/ or Kyrgyz/Uzbek strongly preferred.
The successful Country Representative will display an entrepreneurial spirit that is both creative and flexible, and will understand how to work closely with and develop the capacity of national staff. S/he will combine strong communication skills, creativity, initiative, participatory leadership and tactful decisiveness to assist in the development and implementation of Mercy Corps Kyrgyzstan strategy. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail and strategic vision are essential. An understanding of the current political, economic, cultural and historical context of Central Asia is preferred. S/he must possess the ability to work effectively with a large variety of people who will be diverse economically and politically. S/he must be sensitive to political and cultural nuance. The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.
LIVING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
The position is based in Bishkek and is an accompanied post. Mercy Corps Kyrgyzstan has grant-funded activities with offices in Bishkek (principle), and Osh, and also supports the activities of Kompanion (majority owned by Mercy Corps). The position is based in the Mercy Corps Kyrgyzstan Bishkek office, located in north Kyrgyzstan, with expectation of regular travel to all field offices and sites. Bishkek has access to basic amenities with both individual houses and apartments available. There is an active community of expatriates in Bishkek. The country is not politically stable and is prone to civil upheaval leading to government turnover.
Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
How to apply:
Please apply here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ogXw3fww&s=ReliefWeb