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Innovation Strategy Advisor
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Associate Director, Innovation Strategy
Position directly supervises: N/A
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Indirect Reporting: N/A
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
● Chief Research and Innovation Officer
● Health Technical Unit Directors and Team Members
● Technical Unit Directors and Team Members
● Country and Regional Directors
● Airbel Impact Lab Strategy Practice
· You have a bachelor’s degree or with equivalent professional experience, including 5-6 years of experience in conducting strategic planning, leading on qualitative and quantitative analysis to define strategic pathways, and executing on plans.
· You’re great at solving complex-problems, bringing together quantitative modeling and qualitative analysis, and can distill data into actionable insights.
· You’re able to engage and align an interdisciplinary team, communicate with senior leaders, and facilitate a group to make effective decisions
· You work well in a distributed, multicultural, fast paced environment
· Experience in a strategy role at either a top tier strategy consulting firm, in the strategy development function of a global organization, or in a strategy role at a startup
· Fluency in French and/or Arabic
· Previous work in either humanitarian or development contexts
· Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies applied in medicine and social science
· Experience/familiarity with NGO setting
· Ability to travel up to 25% of the time
Child Protection Case Management Coordinator
· Lead on the hiring, management, and admin (e.g. invoices) related to consultants (up to 3 module development consultants, designers, and 3 translators).
· Ensure that consultants receive sufficient support to complete their deliverables, including providing and ensuring timely technical reviews of their work.
· Maintain a time-bound group workplan to ensure that those consultants keep to schedule, particularly so that any delays do not impact the project deadlines.
· Create opportunities for inter-agency stakeholders to input and contribute to the project, including regular update calls to CMTF Technical Team
· Ensure close collaboration with the CPIMS Specialist on information management system roll outs and piloting of CPIMS training.
· Critically analyse inter-agency feedback and piloting findings and recommendations and revise training materials accordingly.
· Revise training resources such as facilitator guide and competency measurement tools that have also already been drafted and reviewed.
· Review technical training content produced by consultants, including a case management refresher training, MHPSS training, and other specialist topics.
· Provide support, as needed, to the Child Protection Technical Advisors, CPIMS Specialist, and in-country colleagues to pilot the materials.
· Organise global and/or regional workshops to disseminate the final training package.
· Hold regular internal Project Team meetings.
· Maintain workplan and budget spending plans.
· Regular review of BvAs and project spending.
· Draft bi-annual programmatic donor reports.
· Feed into communications with funding donor.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor, Technical Innovation, VPRU
Position directly supervises: N/A
Indirect Reporting: Child Protection Technical Advisor, VPRU
Other Internal and/or external contacts: External Case Management Task Force, Information Management Technical Advisor and CPIMS Specialist
· Demonstrable experience of implementing child protection case management programs in relevant humanitarian contexts, including acute emergencies.
· Advanced knowledge and expertise in the field of child protection in emergencies case management.
· Demonstrated ability to develop child protection capacity building resources and competency tools.
· Excellent organizational skills: the ability to track and follow-up on various efforts.
· Excellent analytical and writing skills: the ability to draft briefs, reports, and technical training materials.
· Good interpersonal skills: the ability to successfully interact with a diverse group of people.
· Flexible approach to work: self-motivated with the ability to effectively learn and work in an inter-agency environment.
· Fluent written and spoken English is essential.
Associate Director, Regional Partnerships
Team Leadership and Management (40%):
- Lead a team of regional program manager positions, each with a portfolio of high value private grants and business development activities, facilitating the growth and successful management of high value (HV) private funding in each region (Asia, Great Lakes [Africa], Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, and West Africa)
- Maintain working relationships and collaboration with Crisis Response Recovery and Development (CRRD) Unit, ensuring tight-knit collaboration with Regional Directors of Awards Management
- Represent GPPS and the IRC HV teams effectively across the organization
- Promote and support cross-fertilization of talent across teams and regions
Process Improvement and Quality Control (40%):
- Lead the team in developing and implementing new and improved processes and systems for high quality management, implementation, and monitoring of private grants
- Support the Director, Program Services, and other collaborators in ensuring organizational processes and systems are adaptable to the needs of HV private funding
- Help ensure collaboration and clear workflows across functions of the Program Services team, in collaboration with Associate Directors of Editorial Services and other team members
- Ensure consistency and quality across regional programs in maintaining an up-to-date record of all private sector partnerships to ensure effective and timely delivery of relevant updates, progress and insight to the relevant business teams
Private funding portfolio management (20%):
- Ensures consistency and compliance across regions for HV private partnerships to ensure donor requirements are met and compliance issues are raised appropriately
- Supports team members to apply internal procedures and systems such as the grant information tracking system and partnership management system
- Keeps up-to-date with developments around program implementation, ensuring risks and challenges around implementation are flagged appropriately, and ensures timely flow of information to support efficient delivery of donor reports
- Coordinates and ensures clear, reliable reporting and data-points for maximum partnership impact across regional portfolios
- Provides surge support during emergencies or periods of extended staff departures
- 8 + years’ experience working in the humanitarian sector, with significant experience in private sector fundraising and grants management; experience living and working in at least one of the IRC’s program regions (Asia, Great Lakes, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, and/or West Africa) strongly preferred;
- Deep experience leading, supporting and supervising large 7+ figure, multi-sectoral and multi-country private partnerships and working across various teams and functions;
- Knowledge of the drivers and motivators for support from corporations, foundation, high net worth individuals, and faith- and membership-based organizations; experience working directly and supporting private sector fundraisers;
- Experience developing and leading successful proposals and impactful donor reporting;
- Ability to lead and coordinate with geographically dispersed teams throughout all stages of the grant lifecycle;
- Experience leading donor compliance, budgeting, reviewing agreement provisions, technical and financial reporting;
- Understanding of the private donor mentality and pace of work and the differences from public funding;
- Ability to analyze and synthesize information and strong attention to detail;
- Willingness and ability to regularly travel, sometimes on short notice and to volatile areas;
- Outstanding cross-cultural communication skills;
- Ability to be flexible and work effectively within a diverse team;
Desirable Skills & Experience:
- Experience implementing medium- to large-scale programs in humanitarian or development settings;
- Existing network of partners and donors.
- Proficiency in multiple languages a plus (particularly Arabic, French, and/or Spanish)!
- Review Vendor invoices and ascertain that all are approved and complete and scan them.
- Review and enter preformat details, make payments, share them in the designated folders and communicate for authorization.
- Ensuring that authorizations on the payments are in line with the approved limits per the delineation chart.
- Update staff liquidations folder to ascertain all the documents are correct.
- Updating the Advances tracking sheets on daily basis.
- Support in creation of journals in the ERP System.
- Maintaining the receipt book and ensuring that authorized receipts are issued upon receipt of monies.
- Support in weekly bank Reconciliation.
- Support program staffs on matters pertaining finance in the field office.
- Maintain an organized and well-documented (all files must be labeled properly and visibly) and sequential filing system for all cash disbursement vouchers
- Ensure all the Filling/archiving of the already paid-up documents has been done properly.
- Sequentially move documents across box folders ensuring order in the box folders.
- Maintain an organized and well-documented bank correspondences file ensuring it’s continuously updated.
- Any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.
- A bachelor’s degree in Finance/Business Administration with minimum CPA I qualification
- Work experience in a similar position.
- Knowledge in Excel.
Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, East Africa region
• Help to plan and convene meetings with GEDI focal points and Women@Work, with the goal of facilitating information sharing and exchange of best practice, as a way to actively promote and build a more equal, diverse and inclusive office culture and work environment.
• Assist with GEDI-related communication effort (e.g., drafting blogs, emails, newsletters, videos) to raise awareness on critical GEDI issues within the region and to increase the visibility of GEDI work within the region and globally, in conjunction with the communications team.
• In close collaboration with HR, provide orientation and on-the-job training to IRC staff on GEDI core concepts. Support contextual adaptation, design and roll-out of training tools, resources and information, education, and communication (IEC) materials to support country teams to raise awareness and meet training targets.
• Maintain detailed, up-to-date records of all GEDI stakeholders, and attendance at trainings, discussions, forums.
• Closely monitor and follow up with teams on regional and country-level GEDI workplans, to identify areas where support is needed, and work closely with teams to develop appropriate action steps
• Assist with special regional initiatives, like the GEDI staff analysis, mentorship program, GEDI & IT Open Hours, Policy and Facility review, with an emphasis on data collection and analysis, content production, training, scheduling, team coordination and support.
Required qualification and skill:
• Bachelor’s degree in gender and/or women studies, social sciences, law, psychology, history, health, social work, humanities or other related discipline.
• 4 years professional experience in one or more of the following areas: gender mainstreaming, social justice research and activism, gender-based violence prevention and response, and protection.
• Background in or extensive understanding of the humanitarian aid sector and familiarity with feminist principles, and their application within this context.
• Exceptional organizational and admin management skills, with a proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple streams of portfolios with attention to detail to identify and address multifaceted business needs.
• Proven experience as a facilitator/trainer on GEDI- related topics.
• Ability to work independently and deliver on complex, sensitive initiatives in a face paced environment.
• Ability to analyze GEDI data, advise on trends for management interventions
• Demonstrated experience and understanding of organizational change processes.
• Good communication, report writing and presentation skills essential –in English and another language in the East Africa region
• Knowledge of participatory approaches and feminist principles.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with local and remote team members at multiple levels within the organization.
• Experience working collaboratively and advocating for the needs of staff and clients.
• Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive situations diplomatically and in a confidential manner.
• Ability to travel to IRC offices within the region to promote GEDI awareness through trainings and orientations.
• Computer skills are required – MS Office package and Internet.
• Flexible, culturally sensitive, open minded, with a desire to learn and evolve as a practitioner and person.
• Undertake investigations of alleged fraud, corruption, waste, safeguarding and any other type of misconduct, with objectivity, impartiality, and fairness throughout the investigative process and in accordance with generally recognized international investigative standards and IRC guidelines
• Assess cases of alleged misconduct for disclosures to donors in a timely manner
• Formulate investigation plans, review and analyze all information to determine its relevance and reliability, conduct interviews of staff and other parties, record interviews, acquire and analyze potential documentary and electronic evidence, conduct investigative research, prepare draft investigation reports, and present investigative results in a clear written form in a timely manner
• Prepare well-written reports and ad hoc briefs pertaining to investigations in coordination with the Senior Investigator, Ethics and Compliance Unit management, and others as appropriate
• Prepare recommendations for corrective actions and improved controls and effectiveness or efficiency of IRC operations
• Ensure that investigative materials are stored and maintained per ECU’s investigations Team Manual
• Aid in the prioritization of investigative work in consultation with Ethics and Compliance Unit management
• Participate in developing and revising compliance-related best practices and lessons learned from investigative work
• Engage regularly with Country Program staff and middle management, up to and including Country Directors , and other key stakeholders, and demonstrate that support is provided to local investigation teams.
• Work with Compliance Coordinators or other local staff assigned to support investigations
• Deliver investigation training, remotely and in person, to Country Program staff supporting investigations
Reporting Lines and Working Relationships
• Reports to: Senior Investigator, ECU
• Directly supervises: None
•Other Internal and/or external contacts (globally)o Internal: HQ, CRRD, and RAI senior leadership, SMT, middle management, and staff; and program and functional areas such as Human Resources, Supply Chain, etc.o External: International representatives, donors, implementing partners, vendors, service providers, volunteers, external auditors, etc.
Bachelor’s degree required in business, finance, accounting, law, international relations, criminal justice or related field.
• Certification: Certificates, licenses or advanced degrees in law, accounting or computer forensics an advantage (CFE/CFF/CPA/CA/CCEP)
• 5+ years of international investigations experience
• Experience in the nonprofit, NGO sectors or grant-supported organizations, regional and international organizations, or the inspector general function within a large government organization a plus
• Experience conducting fraud, collusion, corruption, vendor and supplier collusion, safeguarding and other types of investigations in challenging environments, and preferably in locations where the IRC operates
• Experience working with investigation teams in remote locations and insecure environments
• Experience examining forensic, financial and electronic evidence
•Extensive experience conducting interviews of witnesses and subjects in multicultural environments
• Experience in delivering trainings
• Experience with exposure to highly sensitive information, and ability to maintain confidentiality, including legal and financial information.
• Ability to remain respectful, empathetic, and diplomatic in the face of difficult and uncomfortable situations and conversations surrounding reviews and assessments.
• Proven ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures and communicate effectively across multiple levels in a complex global organization.
• Travel to insecure environments is required.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
• Ability to work effectively in English is a requirement.
• Fraud Investigation Principles and Techniques, including Procurement Fraud, Bribery, Collusion and Corruption
• Sexual Exploitation and Abuse investigation and interviewing experience preferred
• Excellent judgment and Honesty and Integrity in the highest degree
• Interviewing skills and the ability to interview both witnesses and subjects
• Experience with computer and accounting forensic specialists (having such expertise a plus)
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, including the preparation of clear and concise reports
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work successfully with internal functional units and operations
• Demonstrated experience and a successful track record working with minimal direct supervision
• Data Analysis
• MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint