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  • Africare: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    Africare
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Africare’s Injongo Yethu Project provides technical support and assistance as a contribution   to the South African Government’s response to HIV and AIDS in the Chris Hani, Cacadu and Amathole Districts of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.  Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the project aims to strengthen and scale up prevention, treatment, care and support for people living with HIV and AIDS, their caregivers, family members, and community including orphans and children made vulnerable due to HIV and AIDS.
     
    Africare seeks to appoint Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, based in Camdeboo Sub District, Graaff Reinet, Eastern Cape.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Provide technical assistance to project district team members and project counterparts at all levels within sub district;
    • Lead in the monitoring and evaluation of project activities in the sub district;
    • In collaboration with the M&E Technical Advisors, collect and collate data, and use it for programmatic decision-making, M&E strategies, frameworks, plans, and indicators to capture project performance and results;
    • Coordinate the successful implementation of the project's M&E activities to ensure that the project meets set targets in accordance with national and PEPFAR standards;
    • Contribute to monthly, quarterly and annual work planning process in close collaboration with the Team Leaders, Technical Advisors and the rest of the project team;
    • Lead results reporting at the district level by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as appropriate;
    • In collaboration with the M & E Technical Advisors, support the district project team in developing and piloting of M&E systems for increasingly integrated HIV services, such as HIV testing, PMTCT, ART, TB/HIV management;
    • Support the M & E Technical Advisors in conducting training programmes for capacity building for data clerks.Liaise with the district in the on-going implementation of patient tracking system and electronic clinical record systems such as Tier.net, ETR.net, Pedtrack and DHIS.
    Requirements:
    • Degree in health and or public-health oriented field, statistics, health informatics or related social science from an accredited institution
    • Minimum  of two years’ experience in successful field implementation and management of M&E programs in HIV/AIDS for public, private or NGO sector;
    • Minimum of two years professional experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities and / or operational research, preferably in a clinical setting;
    • Minimum of two years of working experience in the management of large databases;
    • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation principles, techniques, and methods;
    • Writing skills, including writing of reports, proposals, and fundraising materials;
    • Knowledge of M&E and PEPFAR program activities in South Africa;
    • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform;
    • Ability to manage several major multidimensional activities simultaneously;
    • Ability to travel extensively to supported sites.
    To apply submit a CV and details of three contactable references to Administrative Manager at chingono@africare.org

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Africare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to workplace diversity.
     
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more about Africare, refer to www.africare.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Africare: Clinical Nurse Mentor

    Africare
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Africare’s Injongo Yethu Project provides technical support and assistance as a contribution   to the South African Government’s response to HIV and AIDS in the Chris Hani, Cacadu and Amathole Districts of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.  Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the project aims to strengthen and scale up prevention, treatment, care and support for people living with HIV and AIDS, their caregivers, family members, and community including orphans and children made vulnerable due to HIV and AIDS.
     
    Africare seeks to appoint Clinical Nurse Mentor, based in Intsika Yethu Sub District, Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Provide direct clinical training and mentorship to the health care workers at Africare supported sites on HIV and AIDS prevention, care, treatment and support services - which includes among others counselling and testing, adult/Paeds care and treatment, TB/HIV integration services including infection control and prevention, PMTCT and other prevention activities;
    • Participate in regular outreach support and mentorship to NIMART approved Health Facilities;
    • Ensure functional and efficient linkages between different components of the HIV and AIDS comprehensive management framework;
    • Identify training needs and co-ordinate trainings in conjunction with the DCOP Programs and government partners;
    • Work with the M&E team, assist in monitoring and evaluation of the Care and Treatment Programme, with regular onsite data feedback to improve programme implementation;
    • Prepare and submit monthly reports on activities to the DCOP Programmes.
    Requirements:
    • Degree/Diploma in General Nursing Science, Community Nursing and Midwifery. Certificates in HCT, PMTCT, TB/HIV and NIMART
    • Diploma in Primary Health Care will be an added advantage .Registration with the SANC as a Professional Nurse;
    • Experience in providing HIV&AIDS services in South Africa public health sector;
    • Communication, report writing, presentation and interpersonal skills. Computer literacy – MS Office
    • Valid driver’s licence and ability to travel extensively to facilities.
    To apply submit a CV and details of three contactable references to Administrative Manager at chingono@africare.org

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Africare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to workplace diversity.
     
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more about Africare, refer to www.africare.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Heifer International: Blouberg Project Agriculture/Livestock Assistant

    Heifer International South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, November 3, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Heifer International (Heifer) is a nonprofit organisation that works with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth.

    Heifer seeks to recruit a Blouberg Project Agriculture/Livestock Assistant, based in Blouberg, Capricorn District, Limpopo.

    Heifer International South Africa’s (Heifer) mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty in South Africa and care for the Earth. As a means to reach our mission, the organisation is scaling up its programme work and impact in order to reach more families at a faster pace using appropriate enhanced systems. Heifer is hiring two Project Assistants for its new Blouberg Project. This position will provide hands-on, professional and technical support to the Project Field/Senior Coordinator to implement the Blouberg Project in Limpopo Province based on Heifer’s proven global model.

    The Blouberg Project Agric. /Livestock Assistant will be fully involved and provide hands-on, professional and technical support in project activity planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting in Blouberg Project under the supervision of the Project Field Coordinator. Ninety per cent of the Agric./Livestock Assistant’s time will be spent on the field on implementation and supporting farmers and 10% for administrative and other activities.

    This are three-year, fixed-term contract positions.  

    These persons will report to the Blouberg Project Coordinator.
     
    Responsibilities:

    Programme planning, monitoring, evaluation and documentation
    • Support implementation and adherence to Heifer’s system of planning, monitoring and evaluation to assure that all projects are well implemented, achieve desired impact and scale, and well documented;
    • Support Project Field/Senior Coordinator to develop and implement Blouberg Project plans and budgets;
    • Support the Project Field/Senior Coordinator to monitor progress toward project objectives and goals; adjusting plans and activities as necessary in order to achieve project goals;
    • Conduct baseline surveys and support periodic, mid-term and final evaluations;
    • Compile and submit accurate reports (weekly updates, field visit reports and any other reports requested by the Project Field Coordinator) thereby supporting monthly project reports and project progress reports preparation;
    • Support maintenance of accurate records of project activities including trainings, financial expenditure, resource placement, and project participants as directed by the Project Senior Coordinator;
    • Support documentation of important project activities like placement of animals, POG Ceremonies through photographing and videotaping for fundraising and other purposes as directed by the Project Senior Coordinator;
    • Support establishment and maintenance of accurate records of productivity of livestock;
    • Support value chain development and actor empowerment so that project participants derive optimum benefits from the chain through appropriate enterprise development.
    Training and capacity building
    • Support the Project Field/Senior Coordinator to provide Heifer prescribed trainings and other relevant trainings to Blouberg project participants and other project areas as need be;
    • Support the development of effective training reinforcement and follow-up strategies for encouraging on-going commitment to training.
    Procurement and distribution of project inputs/resources
    • Assist groups in procurement of necessary equipment and supplies.
    • Prepare for receiving livestock shipment, quarantine and acclimatization measures should livestock shipment take place.
    Value chain development
    • Support Project Field/Senior Coordinator to map and analyse value chains;
    • Support Project Field/Senior Coordinator to build engagements and relationships;
    • Support Project Field/Senior Coordinator to develop strategies for chain empowerment;
    • Support Project Field/Senior Coordinator for chain monitoring and evaluation.
    Administrative and other duties
    • Responsible for assets and materials under his/her charge;
    • Support Project Field/Senior Coordinator to establish and maintain good relationships with livestock and other inputs suppliers and link farmers with such suppliers as need be;
    • Support Project Field/Senior Coordinator to create linkages with Government departments and other partners in the field in a way that promotes Heifer’s visibility and raises its profile;
    • Support Project Field/Senior Coordinator to ensure adherence to Heifer principles and that POGs are done according to plans.
    Requirements:
    • Diploma in Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Rural Development, or other appropriate and related field, with good knowledge of Human Nutrition;
    • Two years hands-on working experience in rural/community development sector;
    • Ability to facilitate training sessions that effectively build capacity and provide the relevant skills to project participants to manage their animals, and other enterprises;
    • Ability to use computer to prepare reports and other relevant documents;
    • Ability to follow directives and to take basic initiative in the absence of the Project Coordinator;
    • Ability to communicate via telephone and e-mail as required;
    • Good public relations skills;
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English and isiXhosa;
    • Ability to work cooperatively with other staff and to travel independently within the country;
    • Honesty and professionalism in dealing with colleagues, project participants, partner organizations and other project stakeholders;
    • Valid driver’s licence code 8.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of two referees and motivation letter to Human Resources, Heifer International South Africa at heifersa@heifer.org.za.
     
    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
     
     Should you not hear from Heifer International South Africa within two weeks after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.
     
     Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
     
     For more about Heifer International South Africa, refer to www.heifer.org.za.
     
    For more about Heifer International South Africa, refer to www.heifer.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Heifer International: Blouberg Project Senior Coordinator

    Heifer International South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, November 3, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Heifer International (Heifer) is a nonprofit organisation that works with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth.

    Heifer seeks to recruit a Blouberg Project Senior Coordinator, based in Polokwane, Limpopo.

    Heifer International South Africa’s (Heifer) mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty in South Africa and care for the Earth. As a means to reach our mission, the organisation is scaling up its programme work and impact in order to reach more families at a faster pace using appropriate enhanced systems.
    This position will be responsible for leading, coordinating and implementing the Blouberg Project in Limpopo based on Heifer’s proven global model, sound planning, monitoring, and evaluation practices for improved livelihoods in the project area.

    Under the supervision of and in consultation with the Director of Programmes, the Blouberg Project Senior Coordinator will lead and manage programme planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of project activities. Sixty per cent of the Project Senior Coordinator’s time will be spent on the field on implementation and supporting project participants and 40% for administrative, relationships and other activities.

    This is a three-year fixed-term contract.  

    The person will report to the Director of Programmes. 
     
    Responsibilities:

    Programme planning, monitoring, evaluation and documentation
    • Lead and coordinate implementation and adherence to Heifer’s system of planning, monitoring and evaluation, ensuring that Blouberg project is well implemented, achieve desired impact and scale, and well documented;
    • In collaboration with the Director of Programmes and the Fundraising, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, develop and implement the Blouberg project plans and budgets within the Jobs Fund agreement parameters;
    • Monitor progress toward project objectives and goals; adjusting plans and activities as necessary in order to achieve project goals;
    • Develop/upscale Project as the case maybe and when necessary;
    • Coordinate baseline survey and support periodic, mid-term and final evaluations;
    • Compile and submit accurate reports (weekly updates, field visit reports, monthly project reports and project progress reports) within prescribed guidelines and deadlines to Director of Programmes;
    • Maintain accurate records of project activities including trainings, financial expenditure, resource placement, and project participants;
    • Document important project activities like placement of animals, POG Ceremonies through photographing and videotaping for fundraising and other purposes;
    • Establish and maintain accurate records of productivity of livestock and other enterprises;
    • Facilitate value chain development and actor empowerment so that project participants derive optimum benefits from the chain through appropriate enterprise development.
    Training and capacity building
    • Provide Heifer prescribed trainings and other relevant trainings to project participants in the Blouberg project;
    • Develop effective training reinforcement and follow-up strategies for encouraging on-going commitment to training.
    Procurement and distribution of project inputs/resources
    • Assist groups in procurement of necessary equipment and supplies;
    • Prepare for receiving livestock shipment, quarantine and acclimatization measures should livestock shipment take place;
    • Assist partner organization with the purchase of livestock where appropriate.
    Value chain development
    • Map and analyse value chains;
    • Build engagements and relationships;
    • Develop strategies for chain empowerment;
    • Chain monitoring and evaluation.
    Administrative and other duties
    • Project coordination and financial management;
    • Lead and mentor project team for optimum output;
    • Responsible for assets and materials under his/her charge;
    • Establish and maintain good relationship with livestock and other inputs suppliers and link farmers with such suppliers as need be;
    • Liaise with Government departments and other partners in the field in a way that promotes Heifer’s visibility and raises its profile;
    • Ensure adherence to Heifer principles and that POGs are done when due.
    Requirements:
    • Postgraduate Degree in Agriculture, Animal Science, Agricultural Economics, Rural Development or other appropriate and related field, with knowledge in human nutrition;
    • Five years working experience in the rural/community development sector with strong project management experience;
    • Self-motivated with strong project management and leadership skills;
    • Results oriented and capable of coordinating and executing multiple tasks;
    • Ability to make decisions and take initiative without close supervision;
    • Strong report writing skills with appropriate computer working knowledge (MS word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint);
    • Excellent relational and communication skills, with  strong verbal and written English abilities and fair working knowledge of local language;
    • Ability to facilitate training sessions that effectively build capacity and provide the relevant skills to project participants to manage their animals other enterprises;
    • Ability to facilitate value chain development;
    • Ability to travel independently within or out of the country;
    • Ability to maintain the highest level of honesty and professionalism when dealing with Heifer staff, donors, project participants, and partner organizations;
    • Valid driver’s licence code 8.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of two referees and motivation letter to Human Resources, Heifer International South Africa at heifersa@heifer.org.za.
     
    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
     
    Should you not hear from Heifer International South Africa within two weeks after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.
     
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
     
    For more about Heifer International South Africa, refer to www.heifer.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • SASSA to Tackle Fraudulent Beneficiaries

    The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) says it will do a thorough check on the beneficiaries who did not register for social grants, to find out whether they were fraudulently registered previously.

    SASSA chief executive officer, Virginia Peterson, states that there are more than 470 000 beneficiaries who failed to register during the re-registration period for social grants.

    Peterson says that SASSA, which has already issued its new Debit Master Card to 10 million beneficiaries, announced that, "We are now dealing with fraud and corruption in government by biometrically enrolling the staff who make the applications. This system in itself has assisted us."

    To read the article titled, “SASSA clamps down on fraudulent beneficiaries,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • USDA Warns the World on Food Security

    According to a recent global forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), by the end of the next decade food security could deteriorate in some of the world's poorest countries.
     
    The USDA says that by 2023 the number of food-insecure people is likely to increase by nearly 23 percent to 868 million (at a slightly faster rate than projected population growth of 16 percent).
     
    The USDA's Economic Research Service focused on 76 low- and middle-income countries classified by the World Bank as being on food aid, experiencing food insecurity, or as having experienced it.

    In countries most likely to see a significant rise in the number of food-insecure people, such as Malawi and Uganda, the production and import of food will not be able to keep pace with population growth.
     
    To read the article titled, “The future of food aid,” click here.

    Source: 
    All Africa
  • Food Shortage Hits Malawi

    Nearly 10 percent of Malawi's 13 million people face hunger due of low yields of the main staple maize, prolonged dry spells and flooding.
     
    According to Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee, "The total number of people who will not be able to meet their annual food requirement during the 2013/14 consumption period is 1 461 940, representing 9.5 percent of national total population."
     
    The grouping of several government departments, the United Nations, embassies and humanitarian agencies say those affected will need assistance for a period of between two to five months.
     
    To read the article titled, “Malawi faces food shortage,” click here.

    Source: 
    News 24
  • Namibia Hard-Hit by Drought

    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) says that desert-hardy Namibians, overwhelmed by the worst drought to hit their country in 30 years, are surviving off wild fruits with no harvest in sight until March 2014.
     
    IFRC’s Hanna Butler, who recently visited Kunene, one of the worst hit regions in northern Namibia, points out that, "A lot of the people I met had nothing in their food stores, absolutely nothing."
     
    Butler warns that the crisis is set to worsen since Namibia only has one harvest a year and the next is not due until March 2014.

    To read the article titled, “Red Cross appeals for worst drought in 30 years in nation - Angola also hit,” click here.

    Source: 
    All Africa
  • UN Report Provides Roadmap to End Poverty

    At this September's meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, governments will discuss elements of the development agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals when they expire in 2015.

    In his article titled ‘UN report provides roadmap to end poverty’, Amoussouga Gero, points out that, “I believe that to realise the world that the report envisions, Africans must prioritise six of the panel's [High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda] recommendations.”

    Gero is of the view that Africa must achieve inclusive growth by connecting everyone to the modern economy by giving them access to quality infrastructure.

    To read the article titled, “UN report provides roadmap to end poverty,” click here.

    Source: 
    All Africa
  • World Food Programme: Project Manager

    World Food Programme
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, June 24, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The World Food Programme (WFP) is the food aid branch of the United Nations,and the world's largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger worldwide.

    The United Nations WFP seeks to appoint a Project Manager, based in Johannesburg.

    The African Risk Capacity (ARC) is a specialised agency of the African Union designed to improve current responses to drought food security emergencies and to build capacity within AU member states to manage drought risks. As an African-owned, continental index-based weather risk insurance pool and early response mechanism, ARC offers an African solution to one of the continent's most pressing challenges. By bringing together the concepts of insurance and contingency planning, ARC aims to create a new way of managing weather risk by transferring the burden away from African governments, and their vulnerable populations who depend on government assistance, to international financial markets that can handle the risk much better.  The ARC design and establishment phase is managed by the United Nations WFP on behalf of the African Union.
     
    Establishing contingency funding, or monies that become available automatically if an extreme drought, flood or cyclone occurs in a vulnerable area, ensures a more timely, appropriate, objective and transparent response. Because extreme weather events do not happen in the same year all across the continent, pan-African solidarity in the creation of a disaster risk pool could be financially effective.  The facility will provide participating African Union Member States immediate cash in the event of an extreme weather event in order to implement prepared response plans to assist vulnerable populations as part of a national disaster risk management strategy.  At the country-level the ARC Project Team is supporting ARC in-country working groups on several technical and political work-streams as they progress towards making an informed decision on participating in the ARC risk pool.

    Position Grade : NOC (fixed term).
     
    Responsibilities:
     
    Within delegated authority, and under the guidance of the ARC Director General, the Project Manager will:
    • Coordinate all project management and administrative aspects of the Africa Risk Capacity (ARC) including project documents, budgeting, work planning, briefings, operational manuals, tenders, liaising with other stakeholders internally and externally including donors, other UN agencies, development partners and the private sector. The result of this should be a well-managed project with effective coordination between different parts of the project team and with internal and external partners;
    • Act as staffing coordinator, facilitating recruitment, transfers, extensions and promotions;
    • Oversee selection and recruitment and management of consultants, contractors and interns through liaising with ARC Senior Management, Admin staff and HR;
    • Monitor contract end dates and ensure timely extension/reappointment/separation (in consultation with senior staff);
    • Provide seasoned technical advice to managers and provide guidance, work direction and support to staff;
    • Manage various multi-million dollar trust funds and liaise with donor relations, private sector fund raising, finance, contributions management, treasury and external donors on processing of donor contracts and programming of funds, maintaining correct levels of funding in various Internal Orders and ensure project documents and financial and narrative reports are correct and submitted to donors as per their individual deadlines and that all stakeholders receive updates as required;
    • Provide guidance to staff on all matters relating to budget ensure that the project remains liquid and that various items are billed to the correct trust funds as per donor agreements, in order to achieve this, the Project Manger should advise administrative staff on which funds to bill various expenses to and create or advise on the creation of various Funds reservations as necessary;
    • Monitor funds to ensure there are no unnecessary staff commitments or pre-commitments or unused purchase requisitions or funds reservations balances blocking funds;
    • Create funds reservations for WAE Consultants and decrease these to release funds for payroll as timesheets are received;
    • Ensure use of funds is prioritised according to funding validity dates;
    • Coordinate with ARC Legal consultants, WFP Legal and ARC pro bono lawyers and HR (as required) on issues of intellectual property rights, donor contracts, trust fund decision memos, service agreements, and other legal issues and documentation;
    • Act as the ARC’s IT focal point;
    • Facilitate the maintenance and continued development of custom built Africa Risk view desktop and online applications as well as the ARC project informational web site, @WFP.org and africanriskcapacity.org email user accounts and Teamworks access in consultation with ARC management, contractors, consultants, VAM and WFP IT;
    • Monitor the ARC’s evolving information systems requirements and translate these into detailed business specifications bearing in mind systems integration and intellectual property and liability issues;
    • Monitor implementation of changes, error fixes and upgrades to the software, ensuring IT policy compliance;
    • Ensure preparation of manuals, IT documentation and training materials;
    • Oversee the roll-out and training of custom built Africa Risk view software (desktop and online version) as required;
    • Monitor budgets and funding/reporting related deadlines and drafting work-plans and new budgets;
    • Act as ARC’s budgetary, IT and HR focal point;
    • Manage the delivery of ARC services at the WFP HQ, regional or country level  as required;
    • Interface with partner agencies, governments, NGOs, donor partners, lead institutions in early warning, climate change and disaster risk management, and actors in the international risk markets and assist in the development of joint work-programmes and partnerships;
    • Oversee and facilitate workshop planning and logistics as required;
    • Contribute to, lead or participate in project team meetings, presentations, discussions and write ups;
    • Outreach to partners both internally and externally as required;
    • Represent the ARC Project at international meetings and conferences as necessary;
    • Other duty travel, as necessary; and
    • Perform other related duties as requested by the senior ARC staff.

    Requirements:

    • Advanced university degree or university degree with experience and/or advanced courses/training in the one or more of the following disciplines: business administration, finance, computer science, international development or a field relevant to international development assistance;
    • Minimum of five years postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in public sector management, development projects, emergency assistance, and/or operational aspects of national, bilateral or multilateral food aid or commercial transactions;
    • Experience in project management;
    • Working knowledge (proficiency/level C) of English and limited knowledge (intermediate/level B) of another UN official language or WFP’s working language, Portuguese;
    • Computer skills, including at least intermediate skills in windows based word processing, spreadsheet, database and other standard WFP software packages and systems;
    • Working knowledge of basic statistics and data collection, treatment, and manipulation techniques typically associated with it;
    • Knowledge of UN system policies, rules and regulations and procedures governing administration;
    • Communication, organisation and teamwork skills;
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing projects and bringing new strategic thinking into the project context;
    • Understanding of the international humanitarian aid, donor and development communities, particularly WFP policies, procedures and operations;
    • Experience working in an international organisation or multicultural environment, particularly experience with WFP in the field and/or Headquarters;
    • WINGS experience – funds management and transactions related to budget and position management;
    • Knowledge (level C) of a second official language, preferably French. Experience in a developing country, preferably in the area of food aid or development, contingency planning and disaster preparedness;
    • Experience in financial commodity risk management and alternative risk transfer;
    • Experience in natural disaster (preferably weather) risk management in developing countries and working knowledge of risk modelling techniques and approaches; and
    • Quantitative experience in the fields of finance, risk management or agricultural commodities. 
    Salary: As per UN salary scale.

    To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter and/or a United Nations Personal History Form (P.11) to HR.Johannesburg@wfp.org, quoting Announcement No: OMJ/VA 011/2013.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    No other documents will be reviewed at this stage.

    Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.                                                  

    For more about the World Food Programme, refer to www.wfp.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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