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Malaysia: Senior Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer
Closing date: 2017-03-03Application : Apply for the job
Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Closing date: 03 Mar 2017
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or the Federation ) is the world s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organisation established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world. It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. The Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world. The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Sec2retary General and provides the central capacity of the International Federation to serve, connect, and represent National Societies. The Secretariat s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency, coordination, and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement; and expanding engagement with partners. The Secretariat s headquarters is organized in three main business groups: (i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership; (ii) Programmes and Operations; and (iii) Management Services.
The overall purpose of this job is to support a culture and practice of reliable monitoring, evaluation and reporting for the IFRC work in the Asia Pacific Regional Office. This includes supporting the improvement of existing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems as well as developing and coordinating new M&E systems and events within the IFRC and among its partners, building the capacity of IFRC Secretariat and National Societies in M&E, and promoting knowledge transfer. The position should ensure that M&E systems are in place at the Secretariat and NS, and are in line with the framework and guidelines for M&E, and that lessons and resources are adapted for use by the IFRC Secretariat and National Societies to build its capacity in applying new methodologies in future situations.
Job duties and responsibilities
- Serve as the Secretariat focal point for M&E in Asia Pacific, coordinating M&E implementation, capacity building, sharing, and learning of the Secretariat and different National Societies.
- Coordination within IFRCto ensure accurate, thorough, and useful monitoring and reporting of project activities and impacts, both internally and externally. This includes particularly close collaboration with the Regional programme managers, the Regional PMER Unit, and National Societies PMER/operation focal points to ensure that the monitoring data is properly collected, verified and included in the reports for the project/programme/operation.
- Assist in the development of a Federation-Wide Monitoring Systemwith standard systems and procedures to ensure credible, reliable, timely, and cost-effective monitoring data to inform ongoing management decisions, strategic planning, and uphold accountability.
- Coordination and oversight of Secretariat evaluations, ensuring that they are timely, useful, and ethical, upholding the criteria and standards as defined in the IFRCFramework for Evaluation. This includes TOR preparation for and the design and implementation of programme surveys (e.g. baselines), real-time evaluations (RTE), mid-term and end of project evaluations, case studies, and other components of the M&E system as technical assistance needs arise; using a range of quantitative and qualitative methods and various participatory methodologies to monitor performance.
- Lead the adaption or development of specific planning, assessment, monitoring and evaluation and reporting toolsfor consistent and quality data collection, coherent with and reinforcing Secretariat guidelines for M&E and reporting.
- Provide technical guidance to programme staff in incorporating appropriate M&E systemsinto projects based on needs, Secretariat and donor requirements, resources and capacities. This includes: 1) adequate needs assessmentto inform relevant programming, 2) the use of project and programme logframesaccording to the IFRC PPP guidelines, 3) the development of SMART indicatorsthat are supported with clear and concise indicator guidelinesthat define the indicators, data sources, data collection methods, frequency, and audience. This include coordinating and supporting the implementation of the Movement/Federation-Wide Reporting System for large-scale operations.
- Prepare and train staff, primary stakeholders, and implementing partners, as necessary, on project and programme design, monitoring and evaluation concepts, skills and tools.
- Establish an inventory of reliable, secondarydata sources of key statistics to contribute to M&E, and to reduce the use of time and resources in primary data collection, as well as the negative impact (assessment fatigue) among the target populations (see also point j)
- Routinely perform quality control checks of M&E work, overseeing the recording and reporting of progress and performance of the project/programme/operation compared to targets.
- Network and coordinate with other external M&E working groups and practitionersto 1) maximize the coordination and collaboration of data collection and efficient use of time and resources, and to reduce data collection duplication and the negative impact (assessment fatigue) among the target populations, 2) ensure that IFRC is kept up to date with contemporary issues and best practices related M&E, quality assurance and accountability.
- Introduce and/or maintain M&E forumsamong IFRC and its stakeholders in Asia Pacific, both partners and people reached through IFRC support, to discuss and support quality programming and accountability standards.
- Ensure that lessons learned from programme M&E to improve future programme selection, design and implementation.This includes liaison with external organizations to identify and disseminate good M&E practices in M&E and contribute to knowledge sharing. Perform other tasks as required.
Duties applicable to all staff
1.Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat s goals.
2.Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles
3.Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager
Bachelor s degree in social sciences or related field is required.
Master s degree in social sciences or related field is required.
- Minimum of 5 years relevant international experience both in the field and headquarters in disaster relief, recovery or development work is required.
- Minimum of 3 years in designing and implementing integrated results-based M&E systems and processes is required.
- Experience as evaluator for disaster relief, recovery or development work is required.(Please include at least two evaluation reports in which you were part of).
- Solid understanding of the development sector with a focus on participatory processes, joint management, and gender issues is preferred.
- Experience in coaching programme staff and facilitating training on various M&E topics is required.
- Experience in selecting and managing consultants is required.
- Familiarity with IFRC operating environment is preferred.
- Detailed knowledge of logframe-based project design, Theory of Change, monitoring and evaluation is required.
- Conducting and/or supervising needs assessments and surveys, data analysis preferred.
- Sound background of social research methodologies, including a highly developed analytical and communication skills and ability to assimilate and process information for wide-ranging audiences is required.
- Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, SPSS or other statistics software is required.
- Demonstrated success in supporting organizational learning, accountability and performance is required.
- Knowledge of databases and computer-based management information systems preferred.
- Strong commitment to Red Cross Principles, and ability to model those Principles in relationships with colleagues and partners and translate them to development practice is required.
- Basic understanding of legal framework of humanitarian operations, as well as gender, protection, social or human vulnerability issues is required.
- Inter-personal skills and cultural sensitivity is required.
- Good working knowledge of English is required.
- Good working knowledge of other Federation s official languages (Arabic, French, or Spanish) preferred.
- Self-motivated, with good judgment and initiative, and the ability to work with and manage others.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to motivate colleagues to meet deadlines.
- Able to prioritize and achieve results through collaboration.
- Must be flexible and adaptive to change.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
- Strong capacity to handle complex tasks independently, and as a team leader and member.
- Extremely strong time management and organizational skills with very close attention to detail.
- Experience and/or competence to work in a stressful environment with limited access to basic facilities.
How to apply:
This is a national staff position open to Malaysian nationals. Candidates must be able to provide proof of their eligibility to work in Malaysia.
Interested candidate may submit your application at: email@example.com
Malaysia: Forest governance and timber legality expert for the EU FLEGT Facility
Closing date: 2017-03-20Application : Apply for the job
Organization: European Forest Institute
Closing date: 20 Mar 2017
The European Forest Institute (EFI) is an international organisation with 25 member countries and around 120 member organisations. EFI s Headquarters is located in Joensuu, Finland. EFI has several offices across Europe, and the FLEGT and REDD Unit has project offices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and in Beijing, China.
EFI hosts the EU FLEGT Facility and the EU REDD Facility, which support partner countries, the European Commission, EU Delegations and EU Member States in the implementation of the EU FLEGT Action Plan and REDD+ Activities. Further information about the EU FLEGT and REDD Facilities are available at http://www.euflegt.efi.int/and http://www.euredd.efi.int/.
To reinforce the Facility s global FLEGT team, EFI is seeking a Forest Governance & Timber Legality Expert based in its office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tasks and responsibilities
The expert will provide support and guidance to FLEGT processes in the Mekong region, focusing mainly on:
- Stakeholder inclusion and participatory decision making;
- Legislative and policy reform;
- Institutional and capacity development;
- Verification of timber legality, supply chain control, monitoring and transparency in the context of VPA agreements.
The Expert will work closely with stakeholders in Asian countries including governments, forest operators and civil society, as well as the European Commission, EU Delegations, EU Member States.
As part of the FLEGT Facility and together with other Experts, the Expert will:
- Lead Facility work in Mekong countries such as Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand with active support from the Facility;
- Support stakeholders of these countries to assess forest governance challenges related to, among others, law enforcement, transparency, legal framework, technical and institutional gaps/weaknesses;
- Assist countries in designing, developing and implementing robust systems to verify timber origin and legality along the supply chain;
- Raise understanding of national institutions and stakeholders on FLEGT through direct engagement with government, private sector and civil society actors;
- Assist the EU in their dialogue with these countries on forest governance, in particular in negotiating VPAs;
- Contribute to FLEGT regional and global activities, including dialogue with regional organisations and initiatives;
- Increase understanding and raise awareness of the potential interactions between FLEGT, REDD+, land use and drivers of deforestation;
- Work in close collaboration with the FLEGT Facility experts and other working on related initiatives, and contribute to strategic thinking and lesson learning to support the implementation of the FLEGT Action Plan.
- University degree in natural resource management, political science, law and economics, forestry, or a related and suitable field. MSc./MA or higher degree is an asset.
- At least 8 years of working experience in the field of natural resources management and governance, in particular in tropical timber producing or processing countries. Working experience in Asia is an asset
- Wide scope of knowledge in sectors such as legal and policy reform or timber industry and trade. Experience in development cooperation is an asset;
- Ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams on complex and politically sensitive issues with governments, industry, NGOs or communities;
- Excellent communication and networking skills, solid writing, reporting and presentation skills;
- Professional proficiency in written and spoken English. Proficiency in one of the languages spoken in South East Asia, or French and Spanish is an asset.
- Expertise in supply chain controls, legality verification, quality management systems or system auditing is an asset.
Duty station and travel
The Expert will be based at EFI s Kuala Lumpur office with frequent travel to FLEGT partner countries in South East Asia (mainly Mekong region), and regular visits to EFI s unit office in Barcelona.
EFI offers competitive benefits and salary package. The duration of employment will be two years, including a 4-month probation period, with a possibility for extension.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are requested to send CV with cover letter by 20th March 2017, using our onlineapplication form. If it is not possible for you to apply online please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications will be treated confidentially. EFI is an equal opportunity employer.
For more information about the position, please contact Alexander Hinrichs, Head of Asia Regional Office, email: email@example.com
Please note that only candidates that have been shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
Malaysia: Volunteer Case Advisor (VCA)
Closing date: 2017-06-01Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Asylum Access
Closing date: 01 Jun 2017
Volunteer Case Advisors (VCAs) Needed in Malaysia
Opening:Our VCA intakes are every January and July. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
Remuneration:Please note that all Asylum Access VCA positions are unpaid. We are happy to work with successful applicants to arrange for funding or school credit where available. The VCA will be responsible for expenses incurred relating to obtaining their visa. Details and orientation on required documents and procedure in applying for visas will be shared with successful candidates.
Asylum Access Malaysia (AAM) is actively seeking applications from individuals passionate about social justice and refugee rights, and who are driven to make a positive impact in the lives of refugees living in Malaysia. Volunteer Legal Advocates (VCAs) will commit to a minimum of six months in Malaysia where they will be supervised by the Refugee Case Manager, and will work alongside other refugee advocates and fellow volunteers. Following an intensive training program in international refugee law and domestic laws and policies on refugees, VCAs will play a key role in executing AAM s advocacy tools:
(1) Legal aid: VCAs will provide legal counsel and advice to refugees seeking asylum before the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Malaysia. They may also assist in the representation of clients during Refugee Status Determination (RSD) proceedings in the UNHCR.
(2) Community Outreach: VCAs will also be given the opportunity to participate in community legal empowerment initiatives, develop materials for RSD information sessions and handouts for refugee community members, and participate in other activities to reach refugees where they are.
AAM launched its direct legal services to refugees living in Kuala Lumpur in October 2014. VCAs joining us in the next intakes will have the unique opportunity be part of AAM s expanding team and help shape AAMs legal aid and community legal empowerment programs.
AAM fosters a collaborative team environment, to which all VCAs will contribute. The VCAs help to support the full management of the office, which includes participating in direct office administration essential to the successful running of AAM operations. VCAs may be also expected to facilitate community activities, present information about Asylum Access and refugee rights at community events, and organize conferences and meetings.
VCAs are responsible for the following duties:
Advise refugees on the RSD process and assist them to understand their rights;
Conduct client intake and screening interviews, assess needs, and identify and refer relevant service providers as needed;
Interview refugees and submit written briefs on behalf of those undergoing individual RSD before UNHCR;
Maintain a potentially high caseload of RSD cases in a fast paced, demanding environment while adhering to strict filing deadlines;
Communicate updates with clients on a timely basis;
Conduct research on Country of Origin Information (COI) and refugee law jurisprudence;
Develop material for RSD information sessions, work with interpreters to adapt materials, and teach and/or participate in the workshops;
Participate in community meetings and assist in identifying and developing the leadership capacity of community members;
Assist in developing and executing client outreach strategy in collaboration with the AAM team;
Assist with the general administrative duties of the office, including helping to build administrative capacity within the office to meet demand as AAM grows.
Ability to commit to at least 6 months of full-time service-work;
Degree in Law (specialization in International Law, International Refugee Law or International Human Rights Law an asset);
Experience working in direct clients services, ideally with asylum seekers or in human rights, as well as a strong passion for social justice work;
Experience working with vulnerable populations and/or survivors of trauma;
Community organizing experience an asset;
Experience working in a non-profit or legal aid setting with limited resources, ideally in the global south;
Experience living and working cross-culturally, preferably in Southeast Asia or other areas with large refugee populations;
Aptitude to successfully complete assigned tasks with minimal oversight while serving clients with the highest ethical standards;
Understanding of the importance of working as part of a team and the ability to follow the direction of AAM management staff;
An easygoing personality with demonstrated capacity to handle living and working in an ad-hoc environment where difficult situations and crises can develop at a moment s notice;
A positive, flexible personality and attitude;
Professional written and verbal English is required, knowledge of other languages (Burmese, Arabic, Tamil, Urdu, Somali, Farsi, French) very helpful.
Refugee Rights Training and Professional DevelopmentThroughout VCAs work with AAM, the organization will support VCAs with a series of tools to maximize their programmatic work and their understanding of refugee law and practice. Regular training and debriefing sessions will offer VCAs the chance to enhance and process their experience and share insight about cross-cultural issues.
CaseworkUpon joining the team, VCAs will be largely responsible for their own casework, which they will see through preparation, submission and results. Throughout the life of a case, they will receive support and mentorship from AAM s leadership team. This will give VCAs the practical experience of legal representation, client contact, research, brief writing, and other invaluable legal experience.
Joining our NetworkAfter working with Asylum Access, VCAs will be connected with an ever-growing network of refugee legal advocates around the world, which circulates job openings, research opportunities, refugee news, and more. VCAs will have access to the mentorship of AAM s leadership team.
How to apply:
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a legal writing sample (between 2 - 3 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org the subject line **VCA Application - Malaysia** . Applications will be received on a rolling basis. Applicants interested in the January 2017 intake, should apply as soon as possible. For applicants interested in the July 2017 intake, those who apply by April 1, 2017 will be prioritized.Candidates who are able to commit to a period longer than 6 months will also be prioritized. Please be sure to specify in your cover letter what makes you uniquely qualified to be a VCA with AAM and how volunteering with AAM fits into your career plans. Please also state the dates that you expect to be available.