Senior Researcher Wanted at REPOA Policy Research for Development

The Guardian, 13/3/2017.

The Senior Researcher will be engaged to support the research team in carrying out high quality research, in reaching out to key stakeholders for increased research uptake, and in mobilizing resources for further research work.

Objective of the assignment
The main objective of the assignment is to enhance local research capacity to undertake research in the REPOA thematic areas.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
1. Design, coordinate and undertake research, covering both theoretical, empirical and policy issues in areas related to REPOA’s research agenda;
2. Facilitate seminars and policy workshops on key research findings that are relevant for policy dialogue and development
3. Work with junior researchers in a bid to strengthen their capacity in conducting high quality research leading into publications and outreach to strategic stakeholders;
4. Lead REPOA research team in writing credible research proposals for REPOA’s sustainability;
5. Provide guidance and mentorship to junior researchers on reviewing their research outputs for publications;
6. Identify training needs for researchers and preparing modalities for capacity development;
7. Support the respective research directorates in quality assurance for research outputs

Expected deliverables
The following deliverables are expected at the end of the assignment:
1. At least four (4) articles co-authored with REPOA staff submitted for publication in international journals with at least 50% acceptance rate;
2. At least one (1) special issue co-authored with REPOA staff published;
3. At least four (4) working papers co-authored with REPOA staff published;
4. At least four (4) policy briefs co-authored with REPOA staff published;
5. At least four (4) research outputs co-authored with REPOA staff presented to the general public and media;
6. At least four (4) internal seminars for REPOA staff capacity building delivered.

Required Qualifications and Experience
The candidate must have the following qualification:
1. Holder of a PhD in the field of Social Sciences.
2. Minimum 10 (ten) years of experience in research capacity building and related activities
3. Minimum five years of experience working on issues on developing countries. Working experience in developing countries is an added advantage
4. Intensive knowledge of research as reflected in at least5 publications in the reputable refereed journals
5. Experience working in multidisciplinary research teams
6. Experience in preparing and funding proposals for Think Tanks

Duration of the assignment
The duration of the assignment is 18 (eighteen) months with an expected start timeline by April/May 2017 through to December 2018.

Reporting
The researcher will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Senior Researchers and Team leaders.

Working arrangements
The researcher will be based in Dar es Salaam at REPOA office

Intellectual Property
REPOA shall, solely and exclusively, own all rights in and to any work created in connection with this contract. The researcher shall not be allowed to post or publish (electronically or in print) any proposal-related information without the explicit consent of REPOA.

Evaluation process
• Professional Qualifications: 20%
• Experience in research capacity building and related activities: 20%
• experience working on issues on developing countries: 10%
• Knowledge of research as reflected in at least 5 publications in the reputable refereed journals: 20%
• Experience in preparing of strategies and funding proposals for Think Tanks: 20%
• Experience working in multidisciplinary research teams: 10%

NOTE
Only candidates that obtain a minimum of 70pts out of a maximum 100pts will be considered for further selection process and contract negotiation.

Remunerations
Remunerations will be negotiable but commensurate with the qualification, experience in related field and deliverables outlined.

Application Instructions
Applications should be clearly marked “Application for Name of the position” and addressed to: The Executive Director, REPOA 157 Mgombani Street, Regent Estate P.O. Box 33223, Dar es Salaam.

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Senior Visiting Fellow – Resource Mobilization


The Guardian, 13/3/2017.

The Senior Visiting Fellow will be engaged to support REPOA’s resource mobilization efforts and contribute to enhancing the resource mobilization and sustainability strategy.

Objectives of the assignment
The key objective of the assignment is to assist REPOA in designing and implementing a robust resource mobilization strategy for implementing its strategic plan and fulfilling its mission.

Specific objectives include:
1. To assess key competences of REPOA and its potential to attract resources
2. To align REPOA’s strategic plan with the resource mobilization strategy
3. To increase REPOA’s resource base and institutional sustainability

Key Duties and Responsibilities
Proactive resource mobilization in a more diversified environment is a major function in which REPOA requires an additional capacity and skills. The skills include preparing cutting-edge proposals to compete for large international research grant applications; to network with global funding agencies; and to negotiate grant agreements that are in line with Think Tank operating environment. The Visiting Fellow will therefore be responsible for the following activities:
1. Review the current REPOA’s Resource Mobilization strategy and develop a comprehensive strategy to reflect and align to opportunities and make it responsive to the emerging trends regionally and globally.
• Develop a comprehensive approach in preparation of research projects and programs for funding applications or in responding to call for proposals. This will include, but not limited to:
• Proposing for each category of resources, the mechanisms, techniques and human resources required to mobilize them
• Proposing the measures and strategies necessary for reaching out to Development Partners and to other potential sources of funds such as philanthropies and private sector.
2. Train relevant REPOA staff on resource mobilization skills and best practices. That will include applicable models for project costing.
3. Identify funding opportunities relevant to REPOA’s strategic plan and prepare comprehensive proposals for longer term funding. During the process:
• Propose modalities for establishing, financing, and sustaining research endowment
• Propose other innovative approaches of resource mobilization appropriate for Think Tanks
Additional specific tasks and activities will be mutually agreed upon by both parties and described in the contracts with a qualified applicant.

Expected deliverables
The following deliverables are expected at the end of the assignment
1. A comprehensively reviewed and coherent resource mobilization strategy;
2. Resource mobilization-related procedures;
3. A resource mobilization action plan for 5 years.
4. At least 8 long term funding proposals submitted with success rate of at least 50%
5. Well-trained staff and Board Members on resource mobilization strategy and tactics
6. A database of the available funding globally with terms and conditions of mobilization:
• A database of high level contact entities capable of supporting REPOA’s resource mobilization efforts
• Database of professionals and networks for internal and external resource mobilization
• Innovative and efficient mechanisms to mobilize resources through syndication/collaborative projects
• A training manual for Resource Mobilization

Minimum qualifications and experience
• Advanced degree in development-related fields and familiar with areas of REPOA’s research agenda
• Minimum ten (10) years of relevant experience in research and resource mobilization for research institution or equivalent development institution;
• Minimum five (5) years’ experience as an international consultant or collaborator in a Think Tank and having undertaken at least two similar assignments for reputable organizations
• Have an established international reputation with a thorough knowledge of policies of Development Partners, Philanthropies and International Development Organizations.
• Have effective communication and training skills

Duration of the assignment
This is a short term assignment. The maximum duration of the assignment is 6 man-months, starting April/May 2017 and ending no later than 31 December 2017. The assignment can be carried out within six months continuously from the date of signing the contract, or spread over the validity period of the contract depending on the intensity of activities at certain times and schedule of activities to be agreed upon between the Fellow and REPOA management.

Reporting
The Visiting Fellow will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Manager responsible for Resource Mobilization, M&E and Reporting in executing his/her duties. In addition, the Fellow will make regular presentations to the Board’s Committee on Resource Mobilization and Sustainability.

Working arrangements
The Fellow will be based in Dar Es Salaam. REPOA will provide an office space and work station for the fellow.
Intellectual Property
REPOA shall, solely and exclusively, own all rights in and to any work created in connection with this contract. The fellow shall not be allowed to post or publish (electronically or in print) any proposal-related information without the explicit consent of REPOA.

Evaluation criteria
• General qualifications and ability to execute the tasks : 30%
• Experience in the tasks specified in the Terms of Reference: 30%
• Experience in dealing with international donors and philanthropies: 30%
• Specific experience in preparing of strategies and funding proposals for Think Tanks: 10%

Application Instructions

Applications should be clearly marked “Application for Name of the position” and addressed to: The Executive Director, REPOA 157 Mgombani Street, Regent Estate P.O. Box 33223, Dar es Salaam.

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NAFASI ZA KAZI POLISI – INTERNATIONAL POLICE JOBS

INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 190 member countries.
Our role is to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place.

Our high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support helps meet the growing challenges of fighting crime in the 21st century.

At INTERPOL, we aim to facilitate international police cooperation even where diplomatic relations do not exist between particular countries. Action is taken within the limits of existing laws in different countries and in the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Our Constitution prohibits ‘any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character’.

The INTERPOL General Secretariat employs approximately 800 staff members from 100 different countries. Staff are based at the main Secretariat building in Lyon, France, the Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore, or in one of our regional offices.

Approximately one-third of these staff are seconded or detached by their national law enforcement administrations in INTERPOL’s 190 member countries; the others are international civil servants hired under contract directly by the Organization.

INTERPOL accepts applications from nationals of all its member countries to ensure that the organization remains truly representative. Staff work in the organization’s four official languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

INTERPOL’s staff values are respect, integrity, excellence, teamwork and innovation. The actions of international officials should be guided by these values which they should reflect in their work and daily activities through their actions and behaviour.

How to apply

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