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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Nepal
    Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    We are recruiting a Senior International legal adviser to provide vision strategic direction and leadership management of the ICJ’s work in South Asia and advise the Asia & Pacific Director on legal and political developments relevant to the programme. The ideal candidate will be an international human rights lawyer with strong knowledge and experience of international human rights and humanitarian law, with high interest in human rights legal research and advocacy, as well as a sound understanding of the history, politics and legal framework of the South Asia regions. The position would preferably be based at the ICJ’s office in Kathmandu, Nepal; though other locations in South Asia or South East Asia ( Bangkok) may also be possible.

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Senior International Legal Adviser will have the following responsibilities:

    · Provide vision, strategic direction, leadership and management of the ICJ’s work in South Asia;

    · Advise the Asia & Pacific Regional Director on legal and political developments relevant to the Programme and on immediate and long-term objectives and advocacy strategies for the ICJ’s South Asia Programme;

    · Implement, supervise and contribute to all legal and substantive aspects of the ICJ’s Nepal programmes using a range of innovative advocacy strategies to support legal interventions, including conducting field research into human rights issues related to law and justice;

    · Writing, contributing and editing human rights reports, legal memos and briefing papers;

    · Preparing training materials and participating in training and capacity building exercises; trial observations; and assisting the ICJ Nepal legal team and partners in developing litigation strategies and drafting court submissions.

    · Prepare press releases, deliver public speeches and otherwise raise the public profile of the ICJ.

    · Monitor and analyse legal and political developments, human rights and the rule of law developments internationally, including monitoring law reform initiatives.

    · Represent the ICJ externally, develop and maintain relations with governments, donors, inter-governmental organizations, NGOs and the judicial, legal and human rights communities;

    · Drive the development and the implementation of fundraising strategies for South Asia Programme and lead on the cultivation and maintenance of relations with relevant donors, both current and potential, including through regular briefings and updates.

    · Work with the International Programme Manager and the Asia & Pacific Regional Director to develop proposals and prepare reports for donors.

    · Promote collaboration and exchanges between the Nepal and Bangkok offices and prepare reports on Programme.

    · Manage the South Asia Programme financial and human resources and supervise the work of the South Asia Programme staff, consultants and interns.

    · Actively maintain supportive working relations and seek opportunities for joint work with the staff of other regional and international programmes.

    · Carry out other, appropriate responsibilities as requested by the Asia & Pacific Regional Director.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    · A post-graduate degree in law. Further studies in international and human rights law highly desirable;

    · Over 10 years progressive experience as an international human rights lawyer, with 5 years in South Asia.

    Essential Skills

    · Excellent political judgment and the proven ability to develop and carry out innovative advocacy and legal work;

    · Excellent applied knowledge of international and regional human rights and humanitarian law and jurisprudence;

    · Practical legal and advocacy experience at the national level working for the implementation of international human rights standards; litigation experience highly desirable;

    · Demonstrated analytic and writing ability including substantial report-writing experience;

    · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a multi- cultural/national team;

    · Excellent communication skills (written and oral):

    · Willingness to travel in the region;

    · Demonstrated commitment to human rights and the rule of law.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on 30 September 2017 and should be addressed with your resume (maximum two pages), a cover letter (maximum two pages) and the names of at least two references to:

    Ref: Senior International Legal Adviser, South Asia

    By email: asia-recruitment@icj.org

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries. We thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a global network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    The Asia & Pacific Regional Office is seeking to recruit a Fellow for its ASEAN/Southeast Asia Programme. The ideal candidate is a lawyer or recent law graduate with practical experience or keen interest in human rights legal advocacy. The Fellow will be exposed to ICJ’s work in Southeast Asia, with a specific focus on Philippine human rights issues.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The core activity of the Fellow is to carry out primary research and draft briefing papers on legal issues in Southeast Asia, focusing on the Philippines. The Fellow is also expected to contribute to ICJ’s work on strengthening access to justice mechanisms in Southeast Asia, as well as participate in the development of the organization’s advocacy strategies and activities. Furthermore, the Fellow will also be expected to engage with key government officials, judges, lawyers, and civil society organizations in Southeast Asia.

    The Fellow will be supervised by the Regional Director of Asia and Pacific Programme, and will work with other ICJ staff members in Asia and Geneva.

    In addition to the key tasks mentioned above, the Fellow will contribute to the following ongoing work of the ASEAN/Southeast Asia Programme:

    · Strengthening the capacity of formal and informal justice actors in Southeast Asia to enhance access to justice for victims of violations of human rights;

    · Advocating for the domestic implementation of international human rights law and standards, especially in the following focus areas: national security legislation, counter-terrorism & human rights, freedom of religion or belief, and women’s access to justice;

    · Intervening (in the form of amicus curiae briefs or expert legal opinions) in emblematic human rights cases at the domestic level;

    · Submitting interventions, whether written or oral, at the regional and international levels (e.g. the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights or the UN Human Rights Council); and

    · Preparing statements for media on human rights issues in Southeast Asia, focusing on the Philippines.

    The Fellowship is for a period of six (6) months and must be undertaken on a full-time basis. The Fellow will be based in Bangkok, Thailand. The person selected must be available to begin work by November 2017.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will be a lawyer from the Philippines and will have:

    · A degree in law, including the study of international law and international human rights law (a postgraduate degree is highly desirable);

    · Litigation experience is also desirable;

    · Knowledge of public international law, including international human rights law, and human rights protection mechanisms at the regional and international levels;

    · Previous experience in the field of human rights, working with a national or regional human rights organization;

    · Fluency in English;

    · Excellent legal research and writing skills; and

    · High motivation and demonstrated interest in human rights.

    Terms and conditions

    The Fellow will receive a monthly stipend that will cover living allowance and accommodation in Bangkok. In addition, ICJ will provide the successful candidate with a return economy class air ticket to Bangkok.


    How to apply:

    Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least two referees by email to: asia-recruitment@icj.org

    Closing date for applications is 31 October 2017


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    We are seeking to recruit a National Legal Researcher who will support Myanmar lawyers and civil society to use laws and legal mechanisms to promote and protect human rights.

    The ideal candidate is a human rights lawyer, researcher or activist with a comprehensive knowledge of international human rights, humanitarian law with practical experience of human rights legal advocacy and an understanding of the history, politics and legal system in Myanmar.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the International Legal Adviser, the National Legal Researcher has the following responsibilities:

    · Implement all aspects of the ICJ’s Myanmar programme using a range of innovative advocacy strategies to support ICJ legal interventions, including conducting field research into human rights issues related to law and justice;

    · Writing, contributing to and editing human rights reports, legal memos and briefing papers,

    · Helping to prepare training materials and participating in training and capacity building exercises; trial observations; and assisting partners in developing litigation strategies and drafting court submissions.

    · Support the networking and human rights advocacy capacities of Myanmar lawyers and civil society and human rights defenders through organising and facilitating learning events, including workshops and mentoring visits, in Yangon as well as in the states and regions.

    · Monitor and analyse legal and political developments, human rights and the rule of law developments in Myanmar, including monitoring law reform initiatives.

    · Work with the team in Myanmar to develop proposals and preparing reports for donors.

    · Represent the ICJ externally, develop and maintain relations with governments, donors, inter-governmental organizations, NGOs and the judicial, legal and human rights communities, prepare press releases, deliver public speeches and otherwise raise the public profile of the ICJ.

    · Implement strategies to strengthen, inform and mobilize the ICJ Network of Commissioners, National Sections and Affiliated Organizations in the region and engage them in the work of the ICJ;

    · Actively maintain supportive working relations and seek opportunities for joint work with the staff of other regional and international programmes.

    · Work with the team in Myanmar to develop proposals and preparing reports for donors.

    · Assist in any other task assigned by the Asia & Pacific Regional Director and the Senior International Programme Manager

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate for this national staff position in Myanmar will have:

    Education & Experience

    · Degree in Human Rights, Public Policy, Development, law or other relevant field.

    · An advanced degree in international human rights law, international humanitarian law or international business law is desirable.

    · Three to five years progressive relevant experience as a lawyer, or working on human rights, in Myanmar;

    · Experience in managing human rights or development programmes in the field is desirable; Demonstrated commitment to human rights and rule of law.

    Essential skills

    · Fluency in English (written and spoken) is strongly preferred; at the minimum, a practical working knowledge of English is required. Fluency in Burmese is required. Knowledge of any other language used in Myanmar is desirable.

    · Knowledge of international human rights and humanitarian law and international and regional human rights jurisprudence;

    · Strong analytical skills; communication, planning and organizational skills;

    · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team;

    · Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs;

    · Teamwork and interpersonal skills;

    · Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer and offers a competitive salary package.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on October 6, 2017 and should be addressed with a cover letter, resume, writing sample and names of at least 2 references to:

    Ref: Legal Researcher, Myanmar

    By email: asia-recruitment@icj.org

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be contacted and applications will be considered as they are received. We cannot answer phone enquiries. We thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    The ICJ is seeking to recruit an International Legal Adviser who will assist in implementing ICJ’s work in ASEAN/Southeast Asia. The ICJ programme on Asia and the Pacific is run from its Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand. The position will be based in ICJ’s regional office or a mutually agreed upon location in Southeast Asia, with frequent travel in the region.

    The ideal candidate is an international human rights lawyer with a comprehensive knowledge of international human rights law and standards, with practical experience of human rights legal advocacy and an understanding of the history, politics and legal system in ASEAN/Southeast Asia.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The International Legal Adviser has the following responsibilities:

    · Implement all aspects of the ICJ’s Southeast Asia programme, focusing on ASEAN as an institution and the following Southeast Asian countries: Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, and Timor Leste;

    · Advocating for the domestic implementation of international human rights law and standards, especially in the following focus areas: national security legislation, counter-terrorism and human rights, freedom of opinion and expression, and freedom of religion or belief;

    · Writing and contributing to human rights reports, legal memos, briefing papers, press releases and court submissions;

    · Drafting interventions, whether written or oral, at the regional and international levels;

    · Assist in organizing and participating in training and capacity building exercises;

    · Conduct trial observations and confer with partners at the national level in developing litigation strategies;

    · Assist in developing proposals and reports for donors; and

    · Actively maintain supportive working relations and seek opportunities for joint work with the staff in Bangkok, Geneva, and other offices of ICJ.

    • As agreed with the Asia & Pacific Regional Director and the Senior International Legal Adviser implement strategies to strengthen, inform and mobilize the ICJ Network of Commissioners, National Sections and Affiliated Organizations in the region and engage them in the work of the ICJ.
    • Carry out other, appropriate responsibilities as requested by the Asia and Pacific Regional Director.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidates will have:

    · A degree in law, including the study of international law and international human rights law. An advanced degree in international human rights law, international humanitarian law or international business law is highly desirable;

    · At least 3-5 years experience practicing as a lawyer at the national level. Litigation experience at the national level is desirable;

    · Previous experience in the field of human rights, working with a national or regional human rights organization;

    · Fluency in English with proven legal writing and editing skills;

    · Fluency in at least one South East Asia language;

    · Knowledge of public international law, including international human rights law, and human rights protection mechanisms at the regional and international levels;

    · Political judgment and the proven ability to develop and carry out innovative advocacy and legal work;

    · Strong analytical and organizational skills;

    · Proven communication skills with media and advocacy;

    · Willingness to travel within South East Asia and internationally;

    · Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

    · Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure, in a complex, dynamic and changing work environment, as part of an international multi-cultural team;

    · Demonstrated commitment to human rights and the rule of law.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer and offers a competitive salary package.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS

    The deadline for applications is on 31 October 2017. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and names of at least three references and be entitles Ref: International Legal Adviser- ASEAN/Southeast Asia. Applications should be sent by email to: asia-recruitment@icj.orf

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The ICJ is unable to respond to phone enquiries.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: South Africa
    Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    We are seeking to recruit an International Finance Officer to manage the ICJ’s Africa Regional Programme’s finances from our Regional Office. S/he will be responsible for effectively and efficiently maintaining the Programme’s finances in order to meet the ICJ’s financial reporting requirements. The position is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    The ideal candidate is, or has been working for three to five years in finance and has attained the required knowledge, skills and expertise through completion of a degree or diploma in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the Africa Regional Director but with a functional reporting line to the Director of Finance and Administration in Geneva, the International Finance Officer has the following responsibilities:

    · Administer and monitor the financial and accounting system in order to ensure that the ICJ finances and assets are maintained in an accurate and timely manner and comply with the ICJ policies and procedures;

    · Establish and maintain cash controls, monitor the purchase order system, reconcile accounts payable and receivable, establish and maintain supplier accounts, prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements and general ledger accounts and assist with audits;

    · Assist with developing budgets for project proposals, track monthly expenditure against the different project budgets, manage the overall programme operating budget for the office

    · Organize and keep track of the finance aspects of meetings, external events and travel implemented as part of the offices’ projects;

    · Maintain relationships with the bank and service providers as well as important contacts of the organization;

    · Works in close coordination with other ICJ field staff to ensure timely submission of information and reports.

    · Carry out other, appropriate responsibilities as requested by the Regional Director.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    · A degree or diploma in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration;

    · Proficient knowledge and proven experience in Financial management and accounting for a period of 5 to 7 years;

    · Work experience in an international or non-governmental organization is desirable.

    Essential Skills

    · Good knowledge of the financial rules, regulations and legislation in South Africa

    · Excellent organisational, planning and time-management skills, ability to take initiative and capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs;

    · Attention to detail and accuracy;

    · Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work well as part of a team and thrive in a fast-paced, multicultural environment;

    · Excellent language skills in spoken and written English. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English on Skype;

    · Advanced computer skills, especially with Microsoft Office. Ability to operate computerized accounting, spreadsheet and word-processing programmes at a highly proficient level. Knowledge about Sage ERP X3 is desirable;

    · Commitment to human rights and the rule of law.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS should be addressed with your resume, a cover letter and the names of at least 2 references to: Ref: International Finance Officer, Africa Regional Programme:

    By email: africa-recruitment@icj.org

    The deadline for applications is 31 October 2017 for a start date asap.

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be contacted and applications will be considered as they are received. We cannot answer phone enquiries. We thank you for your understanding


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    We are seeking to recruit a National Human Rights Officer who will work with Myanmar lawyers and civil society to use laws and legal mechanisms to promote and protect human rights. This is a national position for persons from Myanmar.

    The ideal candidate is a human rights lawyer, researcher or activist with knowledge of international human rights law and human rights advocacy, and an understanding of the history, politics and legal system in Myanmar.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the International Legal Adviser, the Human Rights Officer has the following responsibilities:

    · Implement all aspects of the ICJ’s Myanmar programme using a range of innovative advocacy strategies to support ICJ legal interventions, including conducting field research into human rights issues related to law and justice;
    · Writing, contributing to and editing human rights reports, legal memos and briefing papers,
    · Helping to prepare training materials and participating in training and capacity building exercises; trial observations; and assisting partners in developing litigation strategies and drafting court submissions.
    · Support the networking and human rights advocacy capacities of Myanmar lawyers and civil society and human rights defenders through organising and facilitating learning events, including workshops and mentoring visits, in Yangon as well as in the states and regions.
    · Monitor and analyse legal and political developments, human rights and the rule of law developments in Myanmar, including monitoring law reform initiatives.
    · Work with the team in Myanmar to develop proposals and preparing reports for donors.
    · Represent the ICJ externally, develop and maintain relations with governments, donors, inter-governmental organizations, NGOs and the judicial, legal and human rights communities, prepare press releases, deliver public speeches and otherwise raise the public profile of the ICJ.
    · Implement strategies to strengthen, inform and mobilize the ICJ Network of Commissioners, National Sections and Affiliated Organizations in the region and engage them in the work of the ICJ;
    · Actively maintain supportive working relations and seek opportunities for joint work with the staff of other regional and international programmes.

    · Work with the team in Myanmar to develop proposals and preparing reports for donors.

    · Assist in any other task assigned by the Asia & Pacific Regional Director and the Senior International Programme Manager

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate for this national staff position in Myanmar will have:

    Education & Experience

    · Degree in Human Rights, Public Policy, Development, law or other relevant field.
    · An advanced degree in human rights, international human rights law or international business law is desirable.
    · Three to five years progressive relevant experience working on human rights issues in Myanmar;
    · Experience in managing human rights or development programmes is desirable;
    · Demonstrated commitment to human rights and rule of law.

    Skills required

    · Fluency in English (written and spoken) is preferred, but not essential. A practical working knowledge of English is required. Fluency in Burmese is required. Knowledge of any other language used in Myanmar is desirable.
    · Knowledge of human rights concepts and international human rights law;
    · Strong analytical skills; communication, planning and organizational skills;
    · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team;
    · Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs;
    · Teamwork and interpersonal skills;
    · Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary package.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on October 31 2017. But early applications will be considered.

    The application must include a cover letter, resume and names of at least 2 references, sent to:

    By email: asia-recruitment@icj.org
    Reference: National Human Rights Officer, Myanmar

    For enquiries, please contact:
    Sean Bain, International Legal Adviser, via sean.bain@icj.org


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    We are seeking to recruit a National Legal Adviser (lawyer) who will support Myanmar lawyers and civil society to use laws and legal mechanisms to promote and protect human rights. This is a national staff position open for applicants from Myanmar.

    The ideal candidate is a lawyer with knowledge of international human rights and with practical experience of human rights legal advocacy and an understanding of the history, politics and legal system in Myanmar.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the International Legal Adviser, the National Legal Adviser has the following responsibilities:

    · Implement all aspects of the ICJ’s Myanmar programme using a range of innovative advocacy strategies to support ICJ legal interventions, including conducting field research into human rights issues related to law and justice;
    · Writing, contributing to and editing human rights reports, legal memos and briefing papers,
    · Helping to prepare training materials and participating in training and capacity building exercises; trial observations; and assisting partners in developing litigation strategies and drafting court submissions.
    · Support the networking and human rights advocacy capacities of Myanmar lawyers and civil society and human rights defenders through organising and facilitating learning events, including workshops and mentoring visits, in Yangon as well as in the states and regions.
    · Monitor and analyse legal and political developments, human rights and the rule of law developments in Myanmar, including monitoring law reform initiatives.
    · Work with the team in Myanmar to develop proposals and preparing reports for donors.
    · Represent the ICJ externally, develop and maintain relations with governments, donors, inter-governmental organizations, NGOs and the judicial, legal and human rights communities, prepare press releases, deliver public speeches and otherwise raise the public profile of the ICJ.
    · Implement strategies to strengthen, inform and mobilize the ICJ Network of Commissioners, National Sections and Affiliated Organizations in the region and engage them in the work of the ICJ;
    · Actively maintain supportive working relations and seek opportunities for joint work with the staff of other regional and international programmes.

    · Work with the team in Myanmar to develop proposals and preparing reports for donors.

    · Assist in any other task assigned by the Asia & Pacific Regional Director and the Senior International Programme Manager

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate for this position in Myanmar will have:

    Education & Experience

    · Degree in Law.
    · An advanced degree in international human rights law, international humanitarian law or international business law is desirable.
    · Three to five years progressive relevant experience as a lawyer;
    · Demonstrated commitment to human rights and rule of law.

    Essential skills

    · Fluency in English (written and spoken) is preferred, but not essential. At the minimum, a practical working knowledge of English is required. Fluency in Burmese is required. Knowledge of any other language used in Myanmar is desirable.
    · Knowledge of international human rights and humanitarian law and international and regional human rights jurisprudence;
    · Strong analytical skills; communication, planning and organisational skills;
    · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team;
    · Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs;
    · Teamwork and interpersonal skills;
    · Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer and offers a competitive salary package.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on 31 October 2017. But early applications will be considered.

    The application must include a cover letter, resume and names of at least 2 references, sent to:

    By email: asia-recruitment@icj.org
    Reference: National Legal Adviser (lawyer), Myanmar

    For enquiries, please contact:
    Sean Bain, International Legal Adviser, via sean.bain@icj.org


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    Organization: PlaNet Finance
    Country: Egypt
    Closing date: 15 Nov 2017

    Positive Planet

    Positive Planet International (PPI) is a non-profit organisation with a mission to help men and women across the world to create the conditions for a better life for future generations. Positive Planet was created out of the growth and transformation of PlaNet Finance, which had a mandate to fight poverty through the development of an inclusive financial sector through microfinance. Having developed our experience in microfinance, which remains an important component of our activities, Positive Planet has expanded to also run projects centred on entrepreneurship, financial education and value chains. The headquarters of Positive Planet are in Paris, France. We have developed activities in more than 50 countries, and manage them through local platform organisations in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. For more information, visit www.positiveplanet.ngo.

    Project Summary

    Poverty is one of the key problems which communities in Egypt face. One of the leading causes of poverty is the limited employment and income opportunities. Vulnerable youths in Sohag and Assiut graduating from the formal education system have limited relevant skills and knowledge that qualify them for finding decent jobs within these areas, or for establishing small businesses. For this reason, PPI is implementing a project named “Improving the Economic Status of Rural Low income Youth in Upper Egypt’ and a portfolio of projects that target youths. The project has the following objectives:

    • To contribute to the economic development of rural low-income and unemployed youth through the provision of financial and non-financial services.
    • To develop the capacity of the partner MFI in order to provide access to adapted financial services and financial education to its beneficiaries.

    The project targets youths within the age bracket of 21 – 40 year olds (50% are women) whose income is below 2US$ per day and whom reside in eight villages of Sohag and Assiut governorates in Upper Egypt.

    Objective

    The consultancy is focused on conducting a follow-up needs assessment of the project target market and to build the capacity of the partner NGO to conduct similar needs assessments in future. The assessment will enquire into whether and how the loan products developed during the project, for rural youth clients, satisfy their needs and whether this in turn leads to an enhancement in their economic status. The assessment will provide insights into how to adapt the value proposition if needed. The assessment will also explore how the economic context has changed including the competitive environment in form of a sector mapping study.. The aim of this consultancy is to simultaneously build the capacity of our partner MFI to be able to conduct more needs assessments, and market studies in the future to make well-informed decisions regarding their strategic plan and to enhance their internal product development processes.

    Geographical Scope

    Implementation of this consultancy activity will take place in Cairo (20% of the time), Sohag (40% of the time), and Assiut (40% of the time)

    Tasks

    • Train 25-30 partner’ staff practically on how to conduct market assessments using different methods and tools. This will include (but is not limited to) research methodology basics such as sampling, research techniques (quantitative and qualitative), tools and techniques and practical skills.

    • Accompany trainees in conducting real market assessments; developing a coaching guide, assisting in developing the research tool/s, and supporting in the data analysis and report drafting.

    • Providing high level oversight to the partner research supervisor to ensure the quality of the data gathered.

    • Utilising data gathered by the team, and finalising the market study report.

    Deliverables

    • Delivery of market assessment training (the focus being on assessing the market needs to inform the customer value proposition)

    • In field coaching of staff moderating focus group discussions and/or conducting one on one interviews

    • Satisfactory submission of training materials and handouts in Arabic that includes: training content, exercises, session plans (including a learner guide, PowerPoint slides and relevant handouts) as well as training attendance registers and evaluations.

    • Satisfactory submission of Final Market Study Report that should be led by the consultant in close collaboration with the partner’ trainees.

    Qualifications

    • Academic degree in Statistics, Research, Development, Management or Business Administration.

    • A minimum of 5-7 years of market research experience

    • Minimum of 5 years training experience

    • Fluency in Arabic is a must

    • Proven financial, administrative and logistical skills.

    • Strong report writing skills in both English and Arabic.

    • Good knowledge and command in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word Ability to work independently and to remain flexible, adaptable and reliable.


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should send the following to azza.amin@positiveplanet.ngo no later than 15th of November 2017 with “PPI Market research Consultancy” in the subject line:

    • An Updated CV highlighting relevant and most recent market research studies S/he conducted in the country.

    • Technical Proposal includes: Proposed Methodology, Approach and Implementation Plan – this section should demonstrate the consultant’ response to the Terms of Reference by identifying the specific components proposed, how the requirements shall be addressed, as specified, point by point; demonstrating how the proposed methodology meets or exceeds the specifications.

    • Financial Proposal that indicates an all-inclusive Lump Sum Amount with a fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs (travel, accommodation, meals,..etc). The consultant must ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.


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    Organization: PlaNet Finance
    Country: Egypt
    Closing date: 20 Nov 2017

    Positive Planet

    Positive Planet International (PPI) is a non-profit organisation with a mission to help men and women across the world to create the conditions for a better life for future generations. Positive Planet was created out of the growth and transformation of PlaNet Finance, which had a mandate to fight poverty through the development of an inclusive financial sector through microfinance. Having developed our experience in microfinance, which remains an important component of our activities, Positive Planet has expanded to also run projects centred on entrepreneurship, financial education and value chains. The headquarters of Positive Planet are in Paris, France. We have developed activities in more than 50 countries, and manage them through local platform organisations in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. For more information, visit www.positiveplanet.ngo.

    Project Summary

    Poverty is one of the key problems which communities in Egypt face. One of the leading causes of poverty is the limited employment and income opportunities. Vulnerable youths in Sohag and Assiut graduating from the formal education system have limited relevant skills and knowledge that qualify them for finding decent jobs within these areas, or for establishing small businesses. For this reason, PPI is implementing a project named “Improving the Economic Status of Rural Low income Youth in Upper Egypt’ and a portfolio of projects that target youths. The project has the following objectives:

    • To contribute to the economic development of rural low-income and unemployed youth through the provision of financial and non-financial services.
    • To develop the capacity of the partner MFI in order to provide access to adapted financial services and financial education to its beneficiaries.

    The project targets youths within the age bracket of 21 – 40 year olds (50% are women) whose income is below 2US$ per day and whom reside in eight villages of Sohag and Assiut governorates in Upper Egypt.

    Objective

    The consultancy is focused on strengthening the capacity of the MFI partner staff to sustain the current youth financial products and be able to suggest new financial products in the future. It also focuses on building their capacity to track social performance indicators and analyse them thoroughly so as to guide their strategic planning.

    Geographical Scope

    Implementation of this consultancy activity will take place in Cairo (20% of the time), Sohag (40% of the time), and Assiut (40% of the time).

    Tasks

    • Follow up on the achievements of the Microfinance related activities planned in the first year of the partner MFI’s strategic plan (2017);

    • Provide assistance to the partner MFI in reviewing the microfinance related components of their 2017 strategic plan and preparing the second year action plan (2018).

    • Review and update the design of the two new financial products based on feedback from existing customers (one for youth with existing businesses and the second for youth with start-up businesses).

    • Provide technical contributions and feedback to the project review meetings with the Partner MFI and PPI staff and experts to discuss performance gaps, shortcomings and strategies for improving the microfinance related activities.

    • Draft, in close collaboration with the partner MFI, a financial product manual to document the project youth product and be ready for discussion and dissemination at the end of the project

    • Train NGO staff on pricing and breakeven analysis

    • Provide technical inputs on the periodic project reports for different donors.

    • Attend, as requested, different project coordination meetings.

    Deliverables

    • A brief report summarising the assessment of the two youth products in terms of performance, the observations and the recommended refinements to the products.

    • Partner MFI Product Manual

    • In field coaching of Microfinance Unit Manager on extracting and analysing SPM indicators.

    • Satisfactory submission of training materials and handouts in Arabic that includes: training content, exercises, session plans (including a learner guide, PowerPoint slides and relevant handouts) as well as training attendance registers and evaluations.

    Level of effort:

    This consultancy is expected to take place during the period from November 2017 till 30th of March 2018 with a maximum LOE of 25 working days.

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • Academic degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Commerce, or Business Administration. (20% of the scoring criteria)

    • A minimum of 5-7 years of Microfinance and SMEs financial capacity building (20%)

    • Minimum of 5 years MFIs training experience (20%)

    • Fluency in Arabic is essential (10%)

    • Previous EU projects experience (10%)

    • Familiarity with Upper Egypt Microfinance Institutions operations and workflow. (20%)

      Desirable (will be used to compare between equal candidates, if any)

    • Strong networking relationship with MSMEDA, Egyptian Microfinance Federation, and many MFIs representatives.

    • Familiarity with Microfinance MIS data particularly Social Performance Indicators.

    • Good knowledge and command in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word

    • Ability to work independently and to remain flexible, adaptable and reliable.


    How to apply:

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should send their updated CVs highlighting the training experience to azza.amin@positivelanet.ngo no later than 20th of November 2017 with “PPI Microfinance Consultancy” in the subject line.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.


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    Organization: PlaNet Finance
    Country: Egypt
    Closing date: 25 Nov 2017

    Positive Planet

    Positive Planet International (PPI) is a non-profit organisation with a mission to help men and women across the world to create the conditions for a better life for future generations. Positive Planet was created out of the growth and transformation of PlaNet Finance, which had a mandate to fight poverty through the development of an inclusive financial sector through microfinance. Having developed our experience in microfinance, which remains an important component of our activities, Positive Planet has expanded to also run projects centred on entrepreneurship, financial education and value chains. The headquarters of Positive Planet are in Paris, France. We have developed activities in more than 50 countries, and manage them through local platform organisations in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. For more information, visit www.positiveplanet.ngo.

    Project Summary

    Poverty is one of the key problems which communities in Egypt face. One of the leading causes of poverty is the limited employment and income opportunities. Vulnerable youths in Sohag and Assiut graduating from the formal education system have limited relevant skills and knowledge that qualify them for finding decent jobs within these areas, or for establishing small businesses. For this reason, PPI is implementing a project named “Improving the Economic Status of Rural Low income Youth in Upper Egypt’ and a portfolio of projects that target youths. The project has the following objectives:

    • To contribute to the economic development of rural low-income and unemployed youth through the provision of financial and non-financial services.
    • To develop the capacity of the partner MFI in order to provide access to adapted financial services and financial education to its beneficiaries.

    The project targets youths within the age bracket of 21 – 40 year olds (50% are women) whose income is below 2US$ per day and whom reside in eight villages of Sohag and Assiut governorates in Upper Egypt.

    Objective

    The consultancy is focused on strengthening the capacity of the MFI partner staff to sustain the current youth financial products and be able to suggest new financial products in the future. It also focuses on building their capacity to track social performance indicators and analyse them thoroughly so as to guide their strategic planning.

    Geographical Scope

    Implementation of this consultancy activity will take place in Cairo (20% of the time), Sohag (40% of the time), and Assiut (40% of the time).

    Tasks

    • Follow up on the achievements of the Microfinance related activities planned in the first year of the partner MFI’s strategic plan (2017);

    • Provide assistance to the partner MFI in reviewing the microfinance related components of their 2017 strategic plan and preparing the second year action plan (2018).

    • Review and update the design of the two new financial products based on feedback from existing customers (one for youth with existing businesses and the second for youth with start-up businesses).

    • Provide technical contributions and feedback to the project review meetings with the Partner MFI and PPI staff and experts to discuss performance gaps, shortcomings and strategies for improving the microfinance related activities.

    • Draft, in close collaboration with the partner MFI, a financial product manual to document the project youth product and be ready for discussion and dissemination at the end of the project

    • Train NGO staff on pricing and breakeven analysis

    • Provide technical inputs on the periodic project reports for different donors.

    • Attend, as requested, different project coordination meetings.

    Deliverables

    • A brief report summarising the assessment of the two youth products in terms of performance, the observations and the recommended refinements to the products.

    • Partner MFI Product Manual

    • In field coaching of Microfinance Unit Manager on extracting and analysing SPM indicators.

    • Satisfactory submission of training materials and handouts in Arabic that includes: training content, exercises, session plans (including a learner guide, PowerPoint slides and relevant handouts) as well as training attendance registers and evaluations.

    Level of effort:

    This consultancy is expected to take place during the period from November 2017 till 30th of March 2018 with a maximum LOE of 25 working days.

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • Academic degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Commerce, or Business Administration. (20% of the scoring criteria)

    • A minimum of 5-7 years of Microfinance and SMEs financial capacity building (20%)

    • Minimum of 5 years MFIs training experience (20%)

    • Fluency in Arabic is essential (10%)

    • Previous EU projects experience (10%)

    • Familiarity with Upper Egypt Microfinance Institutions operations and workflow. (20%)

      Desirable (will be used to compare between equal candidates, if any)

    • Strong networking relationship with MSMEDA, Egyptian Microfinance Federation, and many MFIs representatives.

    • Familiarity with Microfinance MIS data particularly Social Performance Indicators.

    • Good knowledge and command in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word

    • Ability to work independently and to remain flexible, adaptable and reliable.


    How to apply:

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should send their updated CVs highlighting the training experience to azza.amin@positiveplanet.ngo no later than 25th of November 2017 with “PPI Microfinance Consultancy” in the subject line.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 29 Dec 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights (2016-2020) supports the Union Attorney General’s Office, the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union, lawyers, CSOs as well as the law departments of Dagon and East Yangon Universities in strengthening capacities on core aspects of rule of law and human rights and supporting reform in relevant areas. The programme which has a total grant of DKK 70 million (approximately USD 10 million) is based on participatory approaches supporting partners to identify their own needs and priorities and taking lead in implementation of activities.

    The governance of the programme is based on joint decision-making with partners through co-chaired Steering Committees. The programme is part of the Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme (2016-2020) endorsed by a bilateral government-to-government agreement between Myanmar and Denmark as well as MoUs with all key stakeholders. A Joint Venture comprised of the International Commission of Jurists (lead agency) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights has been contracted to provide technical assistance to the programme through a team of experts supporting implementation. It works in close dialogue with the Embassy of Denmark.

    The Joint Venture (JV) is seeking a Senior Legal Expert to join the team supporting implementation of the Denmark-Myanmar Programme. The expert will be responsible for provision of technical support under the Civil Society and Lawyer’s Association outputs of the Programme, and work on other aspects of the programme as relevant, while ensuring the implementation of agreed work plans under the Denmark-Myanmar Programme. S/he will be part of a team of 13 international and local experts and programme management staff who work closely together on programme implementation.

    The position will be contracted by the International Commission of Jurists.

    The ideal candidate will have experience working on Justice Sector, Rule of Law, and/or Human Rights programmes in developing country contexts, as well as experience with capacity and organizational development. The position is based in Yangon, and the successful candidate will be expected to travel regularly to deliver and support activities with partners.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Senior Legal Expert has the following responsibilities:

    · Provide technical advice and support to Civil Society Organizations, lawyers and lawyers’ associations on human rights related issues as well as organizational development, and ensure the timely implementation of agreed annual work plans.

    · Supervise 2-3 national legal experts in the JV team.

    · Build and/or strengthen relationships with partners in order to be able to successfully provide technical advice.

    · Assist programme partners in developing annual work plans and budgets based on their identified needs and priorities, and support the JV’s secretarial functions in hosting bi-annual Steering Committees.

    · Liaise closely with the Embassy of Denmark on implementation of the programme on a regular basis, as one of the technical experts under the Joint Venture’s contract with the Embassy.

    · Ensure quality programming with appropriate monitoring and evaluation in order to evidence results in accordance with the results framework.

    · Keep abreast of emerging trends and issues related to political development and the justice sector in Myanmar, which may have implications for the programme and its implementation.

    · Coordinate with other justice sector actors and programmes as necessary.

    · Ensure a joined-up approach between the different programme outputs.

    · Look for synergies and opportunities to link different programme outputs through the life of the programme.

    · Ensure an innovative approach to capacity building, which drives evidenced-based results.

    · Engage in appropriate advocacy and communications’ initiatives to support the visibility and implementation of the programme.

    · Help promote a programme, which remains responsive to the evolving and dynamic political and legal context in Myanmar.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    · Relevant university degree, preferably a Post-Graduate degree in law or a related field.

    · Preferably at least five years of relevant professional experience in the legal sector, e.g. as a practicing lawyer.

    · Preferably at least two years of relevant experience from justice sector / rule of law / human rights support programmes in developing country contexts (requirement).

    · Experience with the planning and implementation of training and capacity development for lawyers and CSOs on human rights in a developing country context, including strategic human rights litigation, human rights monitoring, documentation and advocacy.

    · Familiarity with legal reform needs in transition countries and/or in developing countries, legal sector institutions, legislative processes etc.

    · Experience with programme management and implementation, including results-based programming, preparation of work plans, reporting and monitoring and evaluation.

    · Relevant experience from Asia, in particular Myanmar, is a distinct advantage.

    Essential skills

    · Relationship building skills

    · Political judgment and the proven ability to carry out innovative legal work

    · Proven communication and listening skills

    · Excellent English language skills

    · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team

    · Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs

    · Willingness to travel regularly

    The contract is based on a policy of equal opportunities and offers a competitive salary package.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on December 29, 2017 and should be addressed with a cover letter, resume, writing sample and names of at least 2 references to:

    Ref: Senior Legal Expert, Myanmar

    By email: asia-recruitment@icj.org

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries. We thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights (2016-2020) supports the Union Attorney General’s Office, the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union, lawyers, CSOs as well as the law departments of Dagon and East Yangon Universities in strengthening capacities on core aspects of rule of law and human rights and supporting reform in relevant areas. The programme which has a total grant of DKK 70 million (approximately USD 10 million) is based on participatory approaches supporting partners to identify their own needs and priorities and taking lead in implementation of activities.

    The governance of the programme is based on joint decision-making with partners through co-chaired Steering Committees. The programme is part of the Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme (2016-2020) endorsed by a bilateral government-to-government agreement between Myanmar and Denmark as well as MoUs with all key stakeholders. A Joint Venture comprised of the International Commission of Jurists (lead agency) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights has been contracted to provide technical assistance to the programme through a team of experts supporting implementation. It works in close dialogue with the Embassy of Denmark.

    The Joint Venture (JV) is seeking an International Programme Manager to join the team implementing the Denmark-Myanmar Programme. The position will be responsible for ensuring overall management of the programme and for the timely implementation of agreed work plans in line with applicable procedures. The incumbent is, in close cooperation with an International Finance Officer, also responsible for providing guidance and programmatic support to the team of technical legal experts, and for ensuring compliance with all terms of the service contract signed with the Embassy of Denmark, particularly in the areas of monitoring, review, financial management and reporting on results.

    S/he will be part of a team of 13 international and local experts who work closely together on programme implementation.

    The position will be contracted by the International Commission of Jurists.

    The ideal candidate will have several years of programme management experience in development programmes, ideally in the justice / governance sectors.

    The position is based in Yangon, and the successful candidate will be expected to travel infrequently to support the Joint Venture technical team with planning and implementing activities with partners.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The International Programme Manager has the following responsibilities:

    · Support the JVs team of technical experts so that agreed workplans are implemented on time and within budget.

    · Have financial authority for the expenditures of the Programme, and ensure that all contractual and compliance requirements are adhered to.

    · Coordinate the annual work-planning and budgeting process, with the technical experts and partners.

    · Coordinate the Joint Venture’s role as Secretariat of the bi-annual Steering Committees.

    · Liaise closely with the Embassy of Denmark on all relevant implementation, contractual and compliance issues.

    · Ensure appropriate tools and processes are utilised in order to manage programme implementation.

    · Ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools are used in order to evidence results in accordance with the results framework, and demonstrate learning.

    · Prepare bi-annual progress reports, with the support of the technical experts.

    · Supervise the Joint Venture’s finance and administration team.

    · Oversee recruitment processes to ensure that appropriately skilled national staff are recruited and retained.

    · Coordinate the annual Quality Assurance visit and audit.

    · In conjunction with the International Finance Officer, ensure that all expenditure, contracting and procurement is in line with the Programme’s Procurement and Finance Manual.

    · Coordinate with other justice sector actors and programmes as necessary.

    · Look for synergies and opportunities to link different programme outputs through the life of the programme.

    · Contribute to developing an innovative approach to capacity building which drives evidenced-based results.

    · Help promote a programme which remains responsive to the evolving and dynamic political and legal context in Myanmar.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    · Relevant university degree, preferably a post-graduate degree.

    · At least five years of relevant professional experience in programme coordination and management functions in a developing country context.

    · Relevant experience from a justice sector / rule of law / human rights / governance programme would be an advantage.

    · Experience with project cycle management, including planning/budgeting, monitoring, reporting.

    · Significant experience with financial management, managing budgets, drafting ToRs and contracts, procurement, human resource management etc.

    · Good understanding of results-based programming and management, including the logical framework approach and other monitoring, evaluation and learning tools.

    · Relevant experience from Asia, in particular Myanmar, is a distinct advantage.

    Essential skills

    · Advanced programme management skills

    · Relationship building skills

    · Proven communication and listening skills

    · Excellent English language skills

    · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team

    · Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs

    · Willingness to travel

    The contract is based on a policy of equal opportunities and offers a competitive salary package.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on January 31, 2018 and should be addressed with a cover letter, resume, writing sample and names of at least 2 references to:

    Ref: International Programme Manager, Myanmar

    By email: asia-recruitment@icj.org

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries. We thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: PlaNet Finance
    Country: Egypt
    Closing date: 28 Jan 2018

    Positive Planet

    Positive Planet International (PPI) is a non-profit organisation with a mission to help men and women across the world to create the conditions for a better life for future generations. Positive Planet was created out of the growth and transformation of PlaNet Finance, which had a mandate to fight poverty through the development of an inclusive financial sector through microfinance. Having developed our experience in microfinance, which remains an important component of our activities, Positive Planet has expanded to also run projects centred on entrepreneurship, financial education and value chains. The headquarters of Positive Planet are in Paris, France. We have developed activities in more than 50 countries, and manage them through local platform organisations in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. For more information, visit www.positiveplanet.ngo.

    Project Summary

    Poverty is one of the key problems which communities in Egypt face. One of the leading causes of poverty is the limited employment and income opportunities. Vulnerable youths in Sohag and Assiut graduating from the formal education system have limited relevant skills and knowledge that qualify them for finding decent jobs within these areas, or for establishing small businesses. For this reason, PPI is implementing a project named “Improving the Economic Status of Rural Low income Youth in Upper Egypt’ and a portfolio of projects that target youths. The project has the following objectives:

    • To contribute to the economic development of rural low-income and unemployed youth through the provision of financial and non-financial services.
    • To develop the capacity of the partner MFI in order to provide access to adapted financial services and financial education to its beneficiaries.

    The project targets youths within the age bracket of 21 – 40 year olds (50% are women) whose income is below 2US$ per day and whom reside in eight villages of Sohag and Assiut governorates in Upper Egypt.

    Objective

    The consultancy is focused on documenting the project activities through producing of short documentary videos highlighting the success stories of YUE beneficiaries in Sohag and Assiut featuring their projects, their life conditions and their progress. In addition to this, the documentary should feature the capacity building activities done with the project partner, with focus on loan officers who work directly with the beneficiaries. The documentary should be a creative, informative, engaging work highlighting the humanitarian aspect of the stories.

    Geographical Scope

    Implementation of this consultancy activity will take place in Sohag and Asyut (at least 80%), and some activities may take place in Cairo.

    Tasks

    • Preparing a documentary script

    • Interviewing 2-3 beneficiaries in Sohag

    • Interviewing 2-3 beneficiaries in Assuite

    • Interviewing loan officers in both governorates

    • Shooting other high quality footage as required

    • Translating of and adding English Subtitles to the content

    • Doing any other related technical tasks that are necessary to fulfil the assignments

    . Deliverables

    • A 20-30 minute documentary

    • Three (3) short videos extracted from the original documentary for social media exposure (each 1-2 minutes)

    • Fifty edited photographs for the beneficiaries, partner staff and the project activities

    Qualifications

    • Proven experience of development documentary production independently or in a team (if in a team the consultant is required to assemble his/her own team)

    • Have an access to filming and editing equipment

    • Academic Degree in Media and communication, filmmaking, social sciences or other related field

    • Previous experience in working with INGOs, developmental projects and vulnerable groups

    • A minimum of 3-5 years of work experience

    • Preferably familiar with the demography and geography of Upper Egypt

    • Ability to work independently and to remain flexible, adaptable and reliable.


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should send the following to azza.amin@positiveplanet.ngo no later than 28th of January 2018 COB - with “PPI Videography Consultancy” in the subject line:

    • An Updated CV highlighting relevant and most recent works S/he conducted in the country, with links if available of the said works.

    • Technical Proposal includes: Proposed rough script for the documentary, and previous experience records in development highlighting the agencies and projects that the consultant worked for previously.

    • Daily Rate The consultant must ensure that all such costs (travel, accommodation, meals,..etc). are duly incorporated in his daily rate

      PLEASE NOTE:

    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 26 Jan 2018

    1)Introduction

    The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights (2016-2020) supports the Union Attorney General’s Office (UAGO), the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union (OSCU), lawyers, CSOs as well as the law departments of Dagon and East Yangon Universities in strengthening capacities on core aspects of rule of law and human rights and supporting reform in relevant areas. The programme, which has a total grant of DKK 70 million (approximately USD 10 million), is based on participatory approaches supporting partners to identify their own needs and priorities, and take a lead in the implementation of activities.

    The governance of the programme is based on joint decision-making with partners through co-chaired Steering Committees. The programme is part of the Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme (2016-2020) endorsed by a bilateral government-to-government agreement between Myanmar and Denmark as well as MoUs with all key stakeholders. A Joint Venture comprised of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) has been contracted to provide technical assistance to the programme through a team of experts supporting implementation.

    2)Scope of work

    The Denmark-Myanmar Programme works with the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union (OSCU) in order to support their reform efforts to assert the independence and accountability of the judiciary, and to strengthen their internal capacity.

    The OSCU is continuously improving its capacity to collect and analyse data and to report progress against their Strategic Plan. An Annual Report is prepared and released publicly each year.

    The OSCU has requested the assistance of the Denmark-Myanmar Programme to design and conduct a training course in Quantitative Analysis Skills, for members of the research team who are responsible for preparing the Annual Report. This activity is included in the approved 2018 Programme workplan under Activity 3.1.4.

    The service provider is required to conduct a brief training needs assessment with OSCU staff, design the training course and materials, and deliver a 4-day training course for 15 OSCU staff in Nay Pyi Taw.

    According to procurement guidelines, the service provider will be contracted by the ICJ-DIHR Joint Venture.

    3)Objective

    The objective is to improve the capacity of selected OSCU staff to collect, analyse and report data, thus facilitating the production of the Annual Report.

    4)Deliverables

    The following deliverables have been identified:

    · Course materials designed and prepared

    · 4-day training course in Quantitative Analysis delivered to 15 OSCU staff

    · A short debriefing report delivered at the end of the assignment.

    5)Proposed methodology

    The service provider will:

    • Have preliminary discussions with JV staff in Yangon.
    • Travel to Nay Pyi Taw to consult with relevant OSCU staff, and conduct a basic training needs assessment, to inform the design of the course. The short-term expert will be accompanied by a JV staff member for this trip.
    • Design the course and prepare materials, focusing on developing skills through practical application and using actual OSCU data/information.
    • Deliver the 4-day course to 15 OSCU staff in Nay Pyi Taw. An interpreter will be made available by the JV if required.
    • Prepare a short debriefing report at the end of the assignment, including follow-up recommendations for both OSCU and the JV.

    6) The resource inputs are estimated at 10 days

    7) Key Requirements for the Service Provider

    The service provider must be able to field personnel with the following profile:

    · Relevant University degree.

    · Significant experience in monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, research, reporting etc.

    · Familiarity with the justice sector is desirable, especially from a research and/or M&E perspective.

    · Experience in building technical capacity with local partners (government or non-government).

    · Significant experience providing technical inputs and/or delivering trainings as an external consultant.

    · Myanmar language skills are desirable.

    Only Myanmar-based Service Providers will be considered (individuals, organisations, and companies are all acceptable).


    How to apply:

    Service Providers that meet the requirements should submit an expression of interest, which includes the following:

    • Cover letter including the Service Provider’s suitability for the assignment, and current contact information;
    • CV(s) of proposed personnel, including example of previous training report or other relevant work;
    • Expected daily rates;
    • Dates of availability

    The deadline to submit the expression of interest is 26 January 2018.

    Applications should be emailed to Richard Casagrande, email: richard.casagrande@icj.org


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 28 Jan 2018

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    We are seeking to recruit a National Human Rights Officer who will work with Myanmar lawyers and civil society to use laws and legal mechanisms to promote and protect human rights. This is a national position for persons from Myanmar.

    The ideal candidate is a human rights lawyer, researcher or activist with knowledge of international human rights law and human rights advocacy, and an understanding of the history, politics and legal system in Myanmar.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the International Legal Adviser, the Human Rights Officer has the following responsibilities:

    · Implement all aspects of the ICJ’s Myanmar programme using a range of innovative advocacy strategies to support ICJ legal interventions, including conducting field research into human rights issues related to law and justice;

    · Writing, contributing to and editing human rights reports, legal memos and briefing papers,

    · Helping to prepare training materials and participating in training and capacity building exercises; trial observations; and assisting partners in developing litigation strategies and drafting court submissions.

    · Support the networking and human rights advocacy capacities of Myanmar lawyers and civil society and human rights defenders through organising and facilitating learning events, including workshops and mentoring visits, in Yangon as well as in the states and regions.

    · Monitor and analyse legal and political developments, human rights and the rule of law developments in Myanmar, including monitoring law reform initiatives.

    · Work with the team in Myanmar to develop proposals and preparing reports for donors.

    · Represent the ICJ externally, develop and maintain relations with governments, donors, inter-governmental organizations, NGOs and the judicial, legal and human rights communities, prepare press releases, deliver public speeches and otherwise raise the public profile of the ICJ.

    · Implement strategies to strengthen, inform and mobilize the ICJ Network of Commissioners, National Sections and Affiliated Organizations in the region and engage them in the work of the ICJ;

    · Actively maintain supportive working relations and seek opportunities for joint work with the staff of other regional and international programmes.

    · Work with the team in Myanmar to develop proposals and preparing reports for donors.

    · Assist in any other task assigned by the Asia & Pacific Regional Director and the Senior International Programme Manager

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate for this national staff position in Myanmar will have:

    Education & Experience

    · Degree in Human Rights, Public Policy, Development, law or other relevant field.

    · An advanced degree in human rights, international human rights law or international business law is desirable.

    · Three to five years progressive relevant experience working on human rights issues in Myanmar;

    · Experience in managing human rights or development programmes is desirable;

    · Demonstrated commitment to human rights and rule of law.

    Skills required

    · Fluency in English (written and spoken) is preferred, but not essential. A practical working knowledge of English is required. Fluency in Burmese is required. Knowledge of any other language used in Myanmar is desirable.

    · Knowledge of human rights concepts and international human rights law;

    · Strong analytical skills; communication, planning and organizational skills;

    · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team;

    · Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs;

    · Teamwork and interpersonal skills;

    · Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary package.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on January 28, 2018. But early applications will be considered.

    The application must include a cover letter, resume and names of at least 2 references, sent to:

    By email: asia-recruitment@icj.org

    Reference: National Human Rights Officer, Myanmar

    For enquiries, please contact:

    Sean Bain, International Legal Adviser, via sean.bain@icj.org


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 28 Jan 2018

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    We are seeking to recruit a National Legal Adviser (lawyer) who will support Myanmar lawyers and civil society to use laws and legal mechanisms to promote and protect human rights. This is a national staff position open for applicants from Myanmar.

    The ideal candidate is a lawyer with knowledge of international human rights and with practical experience of human rights legal advocacy and an understanding of the history, politics and legal system in Myanmar.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the International Legal Adviser, the National Legal Adviser has the following responsibilities:

    · Implement all aspects of the ICJ’s Myanmar programme using a range of innovative advocacy strategies to support ICJ legal interventions, including conducting field research into human rights issues related to law and justice;

    · Writing, contributing to and editing human rights reports, legal memos and briefing papers,

    · Helping to prepare training materials and participating in training and capacity building exercises; trial observations; and assisting partners in developing litigation strategies and drafting court submissions.

    · Support the networking and human rights advocacy capacities of Myanmar lawyers and civil society and human rights defenders through organising and facilitating learning events, including workshops and mentoring visits, in Yangon as well as in the states and regions.

    · Monitor and analyse legal and political developments, human rights and the rule of law developments in Myanmar, including monitoring law reform initiatives.

    · Work with the team in Myanmar to develop proposals and preparing reports for donors.

    · Represent the ICJ externally, develop and maintain relations with governments, donors, inter-governmental organizations, NGOs and the judicial, legal and human rights communities, prepare press releases, deliver public speeches and otherwise raise the public profile of the ICJ.

    · Implement strategies to strengthen, inform and mobilize the ICJ Network of Commissioners, National Sections and Affiliated Organizations in the region and engage them in the work of the ICJ;

    · Actively maintain supportive working relations and seek opportunities for joint work with the staff of other regional and international programmes.

    · Work with the team in Myanmar to develop proposals and preparing reports for donors.

    · Assist in any other task assigned by the Asia & Pacific Regional Director and the Senior International Programme Manager

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate for this position in Myanmar will have:

    Education & Experience

    · Degree in Law.

    · An advanced degree in international human rights law, international humanitarian law or international business law is desirable.

    · Three to five years progressive relevant experience as a lawyer;

    · Demonstrated commitment to human rights and rule of law.

    Essential skills

    · Fluency in English (written and spoken) is preferred, but not essential. At the minimum, a practical working knowledge of English is required. Fluency in Burmese is required. Knowledge of any other language used in Myanmar is desirable.

    · Knowledge of international human rights and humanitarian law and international and regional human rights jurisprudence;

    · Strong analytical skills; communication, planning and organizational skills;

    · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team;

    · Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs;

    · Teamwork and interpersonal skills;

    · Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer and offers a competitive salary package.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on January 28, 2018. But early applications will be considered.

    The application must include a cover letter, resume and names of at least 2 references, sent to:

    By email: asia-recruitment@icj.org

    Reference: National Legal Adviser (lawyer), Myanmar

    For enquiries, please contact:

    Sean Bain, International Legal Adviser, via sean.bain@icj.org


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    Organization: PlaNet Finance
    Country: Egypt
    Closing date: 08 Feb 2018

    Positive Planet

    Positive Planet International (PPI) is a non-profit organisation with a mission to help men and women across the world to create the conditions for a better life for future generations. Positive Planet was created out of the growth and transformation of PlaNet Finance, which had a mandate to fight poverty through the development of an inclusive financial sector through microfinance. Having developed our experience in microfinance, which remains an important component of our activities, Positive Planet has expanded to also run projects centred on entrepreneurship, financial education and value chains. The headquarters of Positive Planet are in Paris, France. We have developed activities in more than 50 countries, and manage them through local platform organisations in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. For more information, visit www.positiveplanet.ngo.

    Project Summary

    Poverty is one of the key problems which communities in Egypt face. One of the leading causes of poverty is the limited employment and income opportunities. Vulnerable youths in Sohag and Assiut graduating from the formal education system have limited relevant skills and knowledge that qualify them for finding decent jobs within these areas, or for establishing small businesses. For this reason, PPI is implementing a project named “Improving the Economic Status of Rural Low income Youth in Upper Egypt’ and a portfolio of projects that target youths. The project has the following objectives:

    • To contribute to the economic development of rural low-income and unemployed youth through the provision of financial and non-financial services.
    • To develop the capacity of the partner MFI in order to provide access to adapted financial services and financial education to its beneficiaries.

    The project targets youths within the age bracket of 21 – 40 year olds (50% are women) whose income is below 2US$ per day and whom reside in eight villages of Sohag and Assiut governorates in Upper Egypt.

    Objective

    The consultancy is focused on documenting the project activities through producing of short documentary videos highlighting the success stories of YUE beneficiaries in Sohag and Assiut featuring their projects, their life conditions and their progress. In addition to this, the documentary should feature the capacity building activities done with the project partner, with focus on loan officers who work directly with the beneficiaries. The documentary should be a creative, informative, engaging work highlighting the humanitarian aspect of the stories.

    Geographical Scope

    Implementation of this consultancy activity will take place in Sohag and Asyut (at least 80%), and some activities may take place in Cairo.

    Tasks

    • Preparing a documentary script

    • Interviewing 2-3 beneficiaries in Sohag

    • Interviewing 2-3 beneficiaries in Assuite

    • Interviewing loan officers in both governorates

    • Shooting other high quality footage as required

    • Translating of and adding English Subtitles to the content

    • Doing any other related technical tasks that are necessary to fulfil the assignments

    . Deliverables

    • A 20-30 minute documentary

    • Three (3) short videos extracted from the original documentary for social media exposure (each 1-2 minutes)

    • Fifty edited photographs for the beneficiaries, partner staff and the project activities

    Qualifications

    • Proven experience of development documentary production independently or in a team (if in a team the consultant is required to assemble his/her own team)

    • Have an access to filming and editing equipment

    • Academic Degree in Media and communication, filmmaking, social sciences or other related field

    • Previous experience in working with INGOs, developmental projects and vulnerable groups

    • A minimum of 3-5 years of work experience

    • Preferably familiar with the demography and geography of Upper Egypt

    • Ability to work independently and to remain flexible, adaptable and reliable.


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should send the following to azza.amin@positiveplanet.ngo no later than 8th of February 2018 COB - with “PPI Videography Consultancy” in the subject line:

    • An Updated CV highlighting relevant and most recent works S/he conducted in the country, with links if available of the said works.

    • Technical Proposal includes: Proposed rough script for the documentary, and web links for previous video experience records in development highlighting the agencies and projects that the consultant worked for previously.

    • Cost The consultant must provide a total lump sum of the cost of producing the required deliverables ensuring that all such costs (travel, accommodation, meals,..etc) are duly incorporated in his cost figure. PLEASE NOTE:

    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.


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    Organization: PlaNet Finance
    Country: Egypt
    Closing date: 15 Feb 2018

    KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: **

    Accounting & Finance: **

     Perform daily bank payments and ensuring all payments are made in compliance with Positive Planet and donors policies & procedures. Payments should be supported with adequate supporting documents before submission for approval from CFO.

     Responsible for all bank payments data entry of all expenditure and income.

     Prepare all payment vouchers & ensure accounting dimensions are accurately added.

     Ensuring that all the vouchers and supporting documents are properly organized and filed, and that they are in compliance with internal audit requirements.

     Upload monthly transactions to SAP system within the first five days of each month.

     Review other offices transactions (Dubai and Lebanon) and upload to the Financial System.

     Assisting the CFO with the preparation and collation of new & planned budgets into Budget system.

     Assist CFO in Month End and Year End closing procedures.

     Advising the CFO of any operational problems or discrepancies relating to the financial management of the project.

     To ensure that an adequate level of cash flow is maintained in consultation with the budget holders of each project.

     Preparing advances and settlements of advances, as well as keeping and updating the control records of all outstanding advances.

     Assisting project staff in providing proper project/account codes.

     Responsible for ensuring that all payments are made on time.

     Produce monthly reports & circulated to CFO.

     Assist Budget holders in preparation of financial reports & printing all required expense reports.

     Perform financial monitoring visits to current partners, review supporting documents to financial reports and prepare a visit reports for comments and recommendation.

     Review Partners financial reports after receive approval from project officers.

     Maintain the filing system of Bank financial records.

     Maintain the filling system for partners financial reporting.

     Support budget holders in expenditure analysis.

     Other duties as required within the job purpose.

    Administration:

     Ensure procurement policy contained in the procedure manual have been strictly followed and adhered.

     Coordinate with CFO to identify the most appropriate suppliers to fulfill purchase requests, raising efficiency and achieving greater cost-effectiveness with high quality.

     Ask for quotations and researching vendor prices in addition to negotiating with vendors.

     Ensure requested goods have been procured in a timely and cost effective manner within donor regulations and ensure paperwork is completed efficiently.

     Create or review purchase orders on SAP system with its electronic requisition slips.

     Prepare/update fixed assets register and ensure adding the newly purchased assets with ID labels.

     Perform physical count/check for all office assets and match them with the asset register in regular basis.

     Ensure all MENA /projects staff members are recording their timesheets accurately on SAP.

     Act as a focal point between employees and medical insurance company.

     Responsible for medical insurance tracking sheet for annual settlement purpose and monthly accruals.

     Ensure having safety and security procedures for the office including all the assets.

    SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

    Accountability:

     Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Positive Planet values Collaboration:

     Builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, donors and external partners.

     Good communication skills. Integrity:

     Honest, encourages openness and transparency QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

     Bachelor degree in Finance/Accounting.

     Recommended a minimum of 3 years in finance & projects experience in an INGO environment, including experience in different donor’s policies and procedures specially EU.

     Comfort and experience with using financial analysis techniques using Excel/ data base connectivity and tools for managing data.

     Previous experience with ERP systems.

     Ability to plan and organize a workload that includes diverse tasks and responsibilities.

     Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic

     Ability to submit a timely and accurately reports and data.

     Good communication skills and ability to support and deal with different staff member from different functions, donors and partners.

     A commitment to the values and principles of Positive Planet International (previously known as PlaNet Finance).


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should send their CV with cover letter no later than 15th of February to the following address: azza.amin@positiveplanet.ngo with "Finance & Admin Officer" in the subject line.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Zimbabwe
    Closing date: 28 Feb 2018

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    We are recruiting a Legal Adviser, to be based in the ICJ Harare office, to contribute to the implementation of ICJ’s programme of work in the Africa Regional Programme (ARP). The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge and practical experience of international human rights and humanitarian law, with high interest in human rights legal research and advocacy, as well as work in a university or research institute setting.

    Responsibilities

    · Coordinate Research of electoral laws and jurisprudence in the region

    · Curriculum development in collaboration with local universities

    · Contribute in the domestication and contextualization of ICJ Publications

    · Coordination of the clinical legal education programme including working with the various universities to take part in moot court competitions and Establishment and support for legal clinics

    · Coordination of the development and the continued publication of the Rule of Law Journal

    · Provide sound and timely legal advice on specific regional and national human rights and rule of law issues;

    · Monitor relevant legal and policy developments and carry out legal advocacy to strengthen the rule of law and human rights in Zimbabwe and when called upon the region;

    · Develop and maintain a substantive dialogue and effective working relationships with universities in the Zimbabwe and civil society organisations;

    · Represent the ICJ at meetings and dialogue platforms with various stakeholders;

    · Organize and participate in ICJ missions, trial observations and seminars;

    · Research, draft and edit reports, briefings, press releases and advocacy papers;

    · Inform and mobilize the ICJ Network in support of the work of the ARP programme;

    · Contribute to fundraising and assist in managing the Programme resources and budget.

    Qualifications

    · University degree in law with further academic studies in international human rights law;

    · Five years of legal experience at the national and international levels, including with an academic institution or university;

    · Published author in the area of Human rights and constitutional law

    · Diploma in adult education an advantage

    Essential Skills

    · Excellent legal and political judgment and proven ability to develop and carry out innovative legal advocacy strategies;

    · Excellent knowledge of human rights and related advocacy work;

    · Strong research, writing and analytical skills;

    · Excellent oral and written English;

    · Very good organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage conflicting demands, meet deadlines and adjust priorities;

    · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multi-cultural/international team;

    · At ease with fundraising and outreach;

    · Demonstrated commitment to human rights and the rule of law.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on February 28, 2018. But early applications will be considered.

    · The application must include a cover letter, resume and names of at least 2 references, sent to:

    · By email: brian.penduka@icj.org

    · Reference: Legal Adviser, ARP


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  • 03/01/18--01:54: Lesotho: Project Manager
  • Organization: PlaNet Finance
    Country: Lesotho
    Closing date: 31 Mar 2018

    Positive Planet International seeks to engage a Project Manager for a new ‘access to energy and economic development’ project in Lesotho.

    Positive Planet International

    Positive Planet International (PPI) was created out of the growth and transformation of Planet Finance, a non-profit organisation created in 1998 with a mandate to alleviate poverty through access to financial services and inclusive markets. PPI’s mission is to create conditions of a better world for future generations all over the world. Its headquarters are located in Paris, France, and its activities are carried out in more than 40 countries, managed by local branches in Africa, Europe and in the Middle East.

    PPI prioritises seven key areas: access to entrepreneurship, access to financial services, access to markets, access to energy, access to education, access to water, sanitation, housing and access to health and mobilises its experts in these sectors.

    http://www.positiveplanet.ngo/en/

    Positive Planet Internationalin Southern and East Africa

    PPI’s Southern and East Africa Regional office is based in Johannesburg, in South Africa, managing projects in many countries in the region such as South Africa, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania and Lesotho.

    PPI started its operations in South Africa in 2008 in Cape Town with a three-year EU funded project and throughout the past decade has worked on different projects primarily with a focus on development finance.

    Project Description

    Context: The Kingdom of Lesotho has a population of 2.2 million people (World Bank, 2016). This mountainous, land-locked country was recognised by the World Economic Forum, in 2013, for being in the top 10 countries in Africa in terms of gender equality, setting it apart in the region. Lesotho is an agrarian society: 50% of the rural population relies on farming as their main livelihood source, of which 90% are subsistence farmers, and up to 80% of the population engage in some form of agricultural activity (Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), 2016). The available statistics on energy access vary considerably, from at best 27% of the country’s population having access to electricity (World Bank 2014) to just over 20% (Trading Economics 2016). This is significantly lower in rural areas at an estimated 10% (compared to 47% in urban areas). There is a high reliance on biomass (35%) and fossil fuels (38%), with current renewable energy access levels being very low (4%).

    Overall objective: The project seeks to contribute to the socio-economic development of rural households in Lesotho through access to energy efficient and renewable energy (EERE) services and technologies. The main mechanism for achieving this objective is to establish a sustainable social enterprise that will distribute the needed EERE technology to rural populations to meet differing needs.

    Specific objective: For at least one household energy need to be met within 5,000 rural households in five Districts of Lesotho through the distribution of EERE technology solutions on a sustainable basis, by Rural Self-help Development Agency (RSDA).

    Partner: RSDA, a well-established NGO in Lesotho is partnering with PPI on this project. It works to empower rural Basotho communities to develop their self-initiative, self-determination and self-responsibility. Since 1991, RSDA has supported rural Basotho with a focus on sustainable agriculture, natural resource management and other initiatives to help rural Basotho graduate out of extreme poverty.

    Funder: European Union

    Job description

    The Project Manager, will be based in Maseru and report to the Project Director in Johannesburg. The Project Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the project activities and attainment of the Project objectives. He/she will provide oversight to the project team and will be responsible for coordination with the project partner (RSDA) and other stakeholders and service providers.

    Specific tasks and responsibilities of the Project Manager will include:

    Project Management – 90%

    • Coordinating and supervising the implementation of the activities as per the Project Logical Framework, Proposal, Financial Proposal and Contract

    • Providing technical leadership to achieve the objectives, outcomes and outputs of the Project

    • Playing an advisory role with the Partner to ensure knowledge transfer on the business model, EERE technology and all aspects of promoting the sustainability of the EERE social enterprise

    • Ensuring an effective partnership with RSDA and other stakeholders involved in the project

    • Leading the drafting of deliverables in collaboration with the team

    • Leading the financial and technical reporting to the EU and other funders in collaboration with the team

    • Monitoring the project expenditures and evidence according to the budget in collaboration with the Finance Officer and the Internal Auditor

    • Delivering monthly internal reports and periodic reporting to the EU delegation or other stakeholders as required

    • Working very closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer ensuring the attainment of the targets and the capturing of the relevant data

    • Reporting to the Project Director

    • Managing the Junior Research Associate

    • Ensuring adherence to PPI as well as EU’s procedures in project implementation

    Business Development & PPI’s representation – 10%

    • Contributing to local communication actions linked to the project as per the Proposal

    • Organising and participating in different Project Committees

    • Screening of business opportunities for potential extension of the project or other new business opportunities for PPI in Lesotho and the region

    • Representing PPI in Lesotho and the region at workshops, seminars or conferences

    Qualifications and experience

    • Master Degree in Project Management/Economics or other related fields

    • At least 7 years of relevant professional experience, preferably more

    • Knowledge of energy efficient or renewable energy concepts and technology

    • Knowledge of sales and marketing or BOP distribution channels

    • Experience in community mobilisation and capacity building

    • Previous experience as Project Manager is required

    • Previous experience in Africa is required

    • Previous experience with the EU is highly preferable

    • Experience, skills and training in renewable energy

    • Fluency in English – high proficiency in English (both written and spoken)

    • Fluency in Sesotho preferable (spoken)

    • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint essential

    • Ability to work in a team but also comfortable working autonomously and independently with minimum supervision

    • Excellent communication and management skills

    • Ability to adapt leadership style according to the situation

    Conditions

    Localisation: Maseru, Lesotho (in the premises of the partner RSDA) with regular missions to the PPI Southern and East Africa Regional Office in Johannesburg, South Africa

    Duration: 36 months (from 1st March 2018 until 29th February 2021)

    Compensation:** Commensurate with experience and in line with Positive Planet International salary grid


    How to apply:

    Contact

    Please send your Cover Letter and Resume in English to recrut@positiveplanet.ngo .


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