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|[Saved] Ecuador: Director, EcuadorClosing date: 2017-03-31Organization: Wildlife Conservation Society Share|
|[Saved] Ecuador: Senior Volunteer in Finances and Accounting [VOL4AID_ECU_FIN_SR]Closing date: 2017-04-10Organization: ActionAid Share|
|[Saved] Ecuador: Strategic Litigation VolunteerClosing date: 2017-05-30Organization: Asylum Access Share|
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Ecuador: Director, Ecuador
Closing date: 2017-03-31Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Wildlife Conservation Society
Closing date: 31 Mar 2017
The Ecuador Country Director manages all WCS activities in the country, ensuring the organization significantly and effectively contributes to the long-term conservation of the country s outstanding biodiversity. He or she will report to WCS s AAO Regional Director. As part of the senior team of the AAO Global Priority Region, he or she is expected to help shape the regional strategy and engage in programs that extend beyond national borders. The Director will advance the overarching strategic vision of the Ecuador program and lead its implementation using a results-based approach. He or she must have: the capacity to strategize based on a thorough analysis of technical and political risks and opportunities; the ability and experience to foster relationships and alliances with the government, local communities, grassroots organizations and other civil society entities; and, the leadership to manage a multidisciplinary team. The Ecuador Country Director will be based in Quito, with significant travel time between cities, in the field, visiting WCS s headquarters, and representing the program regionally.
In consultation and coordination with the Andes, Amazon, Orinoco Regional Director, the Ecuador Country Director will:
Build and update the strategic vision for WCS s work in Ecuador.
Promote wildlife conservation in Ecuador, direct international attention to conservation of important sites and species in Ecuador, and represent WCS in national and international forums and key venues.
Maintain, strengthen, and establish new partnerships with governmental entities, key civil society partners, and private donors and entities.
Develop projects and initiatives that generate conservation impact at meaningful scales.
Serve as the legal representative of WCS Ecuador, and ensure the Ecuador program complies with all rules, regulations and best practices issued by the Ecuadorian government and governing bodies of WCS.
Oversee the implementation of current projects and initiatives, and ensure appropriate overall and specific budget execution.
Provide conservation leadership, promote teamwork, and provide feedback to staff.
Serve as a member of the Andes, Amazon, Orinoco regional team, helping to shape the regional strategy, promoting cross-border collaborations within regional initiatives such as Amazon Waters, and facilitating learning and cross-pollination between programs.
Specifically, the Director will:
Keep all relevant departments of WCS informed about developments in the WCS Ecuador Program, and the political and conservation context of the country.
Develop innovative funding mechanisms, and fundraise for the program from bilateral and multilateral cooperation agencies, foundations, and private donors and entities. Oversee preparation of funding proposals in coordination with other relevant departments in WCS.
Establish a control, monitoring, and evaluation system that ensures high quality and efficient implementation of strategic plans, and general and project specific implementation plans and budgets. Oversee the production of reports and other required documents, including WCS internal reports and reports to donors or partners.
Supervise the financial management of the program, including accepting overall fiduciary responsibility. Work with the Financial Manager, Project Directors, and New York office to develop and stay within an annual budget and work plan.
Assess and update the organizational structure to ensure its pertinence, including regular review of positions and job descriptions, line management, performance evaluations, merit salary increases, internal coordination policies, communication policies, etc. Establish internal policies that foster staff motivation, high-quality performance, and a harmonic organizational culture.
Manage and mentor staff, including: overseeing recruiting and professional development, supporting senior staff in their responsibilities and projects, and providing both formal and informal evaluation and advice.
Contribute to, enlarge, and uphold WCS s policies towards Equal Employment Opportunities for women, minorities, the handicapped, and other protected groups
Experience and Skills:
Master s degree in Natural Science, Social Science or Specialties related, Ph.D. preferred
Excellent knowledge of conservation issues and sociopolitical context of Ecuador
At least 5 years of experience in a field related to biodiversity conservation (preferably in Ecuador)
At least 5 years of management experience in conservation programs
At least 5 years of proven results and experience working in or with Ecuadorian government institutions, NGOs, and local communities
At least 5 years of diverse fundraising experience
Ability to manage and inspire a team, to build capacities within the team, and to mentor
Ability to foster teamwork and build capacity within the program
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Analytical thinking and decisive judgment
Drive for results
Ability to work in a range of cultural contexts
Willingness to travel
Excellent spoken and written English and Spanish language skills
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Specific vision abilities require by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and abilities to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WCS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from diversity candidates.
How to apply:
Ecuador: Senior Volunteer in Finances and Accounting [VOL4AID_ECU_FIN_SR]
Closing date: 2017-04-10Application : Apply for the job
Closing date: 10 Apr 2017
ActionAid Hellas, as a certified sending organization within the EU Aid Volunteers framework, is searching for two senior volunteers in Finances and Accounting in order to deploy them to Alianza Ecuador. Please, check the vacancies through our website here http://www.actionaid.gr/upostirixe-mas/ethelontismos/eu-aid-volunteers/
EU Aid Volunteers Initiative gives the opportunity to a significant number of volunteers around Europe to offer their support in a humanitarian aid context. The main idea of the program is to strengthen the capacities of the local communities of the developing world, so as to increase their capacity of resilience and response. For more information about the Initiative, please follow the link http://ec.europa.eu/echo/what/humanitarian-aid/eu-aid-volunteers_en
In the terms of EU Aid Volunteers Initiative, these two senior volunteers in Finances and Accounting will be deployed from ActionAid Hellas to Alianza Ecuador from 15/09/2017 to 14/03/2018. The full description of the position is available in the following link https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/senior-volunteer-finances-and-accounting-vol4aidecufinsr_en
Work in coordination with the Manager and Accountant of the EMMAIPC-EP aimed at strengthening the financial processes of the company, providing support in the following activities:
Planning, organization, control of all financial activities.
Supervise the execution of the budget, in accordance with the relevant legal provisions; the control through verification, register of worksheets and invoices of discharges that the Institution realizes; the liquidation and closing of the EMMAIPC-EP s budget.
Programming and control of income, custody of the Institution's funds and making the corresponding payments.
Determine the collection, custody and use of financial resources through the administration and control of revenues and disbursements, through the development and execution of cash flows and financial systems.
Control and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness which the budgetary processes are fulfilled with, establishing the requirements that the system needs to develop properly.
Carry out statistics on values and types of income and expenses, and evaluate their activities.
Strengthening of the financial sustainability plan, through a strategy of capitalization from the partners, as well as the application of tariff sheets.
Strengthening the strategy for the application of tariff sheets.
Participate in team coordination meetings.
The volunteer will work in close collaboration with the technical staff of Alianza Ecuador, the different partners, and the EUAV project team.
Communication and Awareness on EU Aid Volunteers Initiative
- Draft and publish articles describing volunteer's experience in the field.
- Gather audio-visual materials to be used in a public awareness activity conducted by the volunteers' community in Europe.
- Organise and execute a public awareness activity once back in Europe, in coordination with the partner NGOs of the project.
Studies. University degree in in Accounting and Audit, Economics, Commercial Engineering or related careers.
Experience. At least 5 year experience in Cost accounting, Laws and financial rules, among others.
Languages. Spanish C1
English B2 Skills
Professionals with capacity for analysis and logical reasoning, able to work as a team and evaluate the scope and financial-accounting functions in the administrative areas to disseminate them through others.
With a high scientific and technical capacity that allows the candidate to effectively perform in the different areas inherent to the financial field, thus giving a real contribution to his/her relevant professional work.
Willing to coexist and work with others in the development of projects and multiple professional tasks, in which continuous feedback is given.
Ethically responsible, open to constructive criticism, loyal to the truth, broad criteria, free of prejudices and tireless researchers in their professional area.
How to apply:
Please, follow this link in order to find the vacancy announcement https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/senior-volunteer-finances-and-accounting-vol4aidecufinsr_en
On the bottom of the vacancy's announcement page, there is an Apply now link. Before clicking and filling in the on-line application form, please download the CV Europass and the self-assessment questionnaire, which can be found right above the "Apply now" link. You will then have to complete those documents and upload them to your application, together with a motivation letter. Please do not forget to complete all the fields of the application form and click on the "submit" button.
Ecuador: Strategic Litigation Volunteer
Closing date: 2017-05-30Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Asylum Access
Closing date: 30 May 2017
Asylum Access Ecuador (AAE), an Ecuadorian nonprofit organization, was founded in 2008 with the objective to make refugee rights a reality in the laws, policies, and practices in Ecuador. At AAE, we use our legal expertise to defend and promote refugee rights with a focus on human rights, and gender.
In Ecuador, Asylum Access has offices in Quito, Guayaquil, Ibarra, Tulc n, Santo Domingo, Lago Agrio, Esmeraldas, and San Lorenzo. AAE is part of the family of organizations, Asylum Access Latin America (AALA), works alongside Asylum Access Panam and Asylum Access M xico, and affiliates with Asylum Access as a global organization.
About the context:
Ecuador hosts the largest registered population of refugees in Latin America. According to the Ministry of International Relations, in February 2015, 60.095 refugees had been recognized since 2000. It is estimated that about 175,000 asylum seekers have applied for refugee status. Of that 175,000, about 23% are children and adolescents and 98.45% are from Colombia.
Despite the current peace process between the Colombian government and FARC, we continue to see a constant flow of people under international protection toward Ecuador, estimated at about 950 people per month. Additionally, especially in Quito and Guayaquil, we see an increase in the people in need of international protection from Syria, Iraq, Cameroon, Gambia, and Ghana, among other countries.
Volunteer with us!
AAE recruits volunteers with a passion for social justice and human rights to support the implementation of our strategic plans to reach our goals as an organization. We require a commitment of no less than 6 months to be able to work alongside our human rights defenders and lawyers in the local offices in Ecuador. After an intensive theoretic training and shadowing AAE legal advisers, lawyers, and coordinators, volunteers get the opportunity to work on one or more of our teams (Legal Services and Community Outreach, Strategic Litigation, Policy Advocacy, Communications, and/or Project Coordination) that work to defend refugee rights in different ways.
Our strategic litigation actions work to reduce the necessity of individual legal services by setting new legal precedents in favor of refugees: improving due process during refugee status determination (RSD) and access to rights for refugees and their families. This program establishes a process for identifying and litigating cases of public interest to set these new legal precedents and norms for the RSD process and refugees access to rights.
Responsibilities of a Strategic Litigation Volunteer
- Collaborate with the Strategic Litigation team to develop legal argumentation for cases in national and international courts and entities and follow up on those cases
- Assist in the identification and research of new cases for the Strategic Litigation program
- Maintain and update the physical and digital archives for cases with pertinent documentation
- Support the Strategic Litigation team in projects with other teams to train staff on the identification of emblematic cases for the program.
- You will be part of a multicultural and multidisciplinary team that works to defend refugee rights and the national and international level
- You will have the opportunity to learn from experts in refugee law from around the world
- You will lead your own research and projects
- After your experience in AAE, you will stay in contact as a member of the Asylum Access global network of human rights defenders, where you will have access to information on employment opportunities in the field, research and educational experiences, and updates on the refugee rights movement.
- Current enrollment in an accredited law school or graduated legal professional (JD or equivalent)
- Professional proficiency of Spanish at the minimum. Other languages are preferred, but not required.
- Availability to work 30 hours/week as minimum
- Positive attitude and readiness to work in a multicultural team
- Previous experience in human rights, international law, refugee law and/or direct work with refugees or other vulnerable populations is preferred.
Asylum Access volunteers are not paid, however, we do offer support to find scholarships and funding platforms for preselected candidates on request.
How to apply:
We receive applications on a rolling basis. To formalize your interest in working with us, please send (1) Curriculum vitae, (2) Cover letter specifying your availability, and (3) 3 references to email@example.com the subject line Postulaci n AAE Voluntario/a Litigio Estrat gico .
**AAE practices a nondiscrimination policy in all selection processes.
For more information, visit our website [http://asylumaccess.org/program/ecuador/**](http://asylumaccess.org/program/ecuador/)