Ethiopia: Knowledge Management and Learning Coordinator

Organization: HelpAge International
Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 19 Aug 2017

Open to International [unaccompanied] and National candidates of Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania

HelpAge International is the secretariat to the HelpAge Global Network, which brings together a wide range of organisations and individuals working to promote the rights and meet the needs of older women and men, nationally and/or internationally. Our long-term vision is to establish a global movement of strong connected age focused and older people led platforms in every country in the world. Only by collaborating can we achieve a world in which all older people can lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives. We aim to extend the reach and influence of the HelpAge Global Network to all those in a position to help bring about our vision for older people– including Governments, regional institutions, policy makers, development partners, the private sector, UN organisations and academic institutions. In Africa region we will deliver this through a combination of programme, policy and communications work focused on our core themes of social protection, health and care.

HelpAge International Africa region seeks to recruit a Knowledge Management Coordinator who will be responsible for development and dissemination of high quality learning materials on social protection, health & care as well as humanitarian issues within the region. He/she will work closely with the Regional Programme Manager–Research Evidence and Learning to develop and roll out a region wide M & E and Knowledge Management strategy

Additionally, the post-holder will ensure effective management of M&E tasks within the Irish Aid funded AFFORD-II programme, provide support to the Regional Director and Head of Programmes in collating strategic learning data and resource materials, and support programme teams in development of learning ideas and review of proposals.

The post holder will have proven experience of designing and implementing evidence based learning and knowledge management strategies with high quality analytical and writing skills. Experience of digital data systems and application, experience in developing collaborative partnerships with other organisations, research/ academic institutions as well as ability to develop learning briefs from programme outcomes.

How to apply:

For a full job description and information on how to apply, please follow this link http://www.helpage.org//knowledgemanagementcoord

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United Republic of Tanzania: Project Assistant (2 year fixed term contract)

Organization: Sightsavers
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 13 Aug 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Assistant to join our team and contribute to the planning, implementations and continuous monitoring and evaluation of our programmes to ensure maximum results.

Reporting into the Programme Manager you will be responsible for supporting and working with partners on site for enhancing equal accountabilities and therefore play a key role in planning and reviews of our programmes. You will collaborate with regional, district and other partners working in the geographical areas to facilitate the identification of new opportunities that interlinks with the initiatives of enhancing eye health services and programme growth and development.

The successful candidate will support planning and implementation of key projects working closely with key partners both internally and externally. You will assist with identifying areas of improvement through monitoring and evaluation of data then promote shared learning by producing factual reports to disseminate amongst associated networks. You will be a strong advocate for social inclusion and be sensitive to gender equality whilst conducting your duties as a Project Assistant.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in a relevant field such as Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Education or Development Studies. A minimum of 2 years working experience, ideally in an NGO setting and understanding of government systems in particular health and education. Experience of project management including financial administration/budgeting with the ability to explore data and produce effective reports in a timely manner. Sound knowledge of Microsoft products is essential as is the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders.

How to apply:

To apply, and for further details about the role, please download an application pack from http://www.sightsavers.org/vacancies

As an equal opportunities employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Sudan: Information Management Officer

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 03 Aug 2017

Information Management Officer

This position is available in multiple locations, please go to www.unhcr.org/careers.html.

Closing date: 3 August 2017

UNHCR encourages qualified women to apply.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

In close coordination and consultation with the Senior Regional Information Management Officer and, as applicable, relevant units at Headquarters (e.g. FICSS, Bureau) the Information Management Officer will be responsible for designing and implementing a country-specific Information Management strategy.

S/he will be responsible for broadly supporting the production and dissemination of information on the population of concern to the Country Office, including, but not limited to Protection and Programme information.

The Information Management Officer will liaise with sectoral leads to gather information for further analysis and dissemination and identify information gaps. Where information gaps exist, the Information Management Officer may help setting up primary data collection systems and organise needs assessments, which may also involve other stakeholders.

In the case of refugee operations, the Information Management Officer will coordinate information management activities relevant to all aspects of the operation and across organizations.

For IDP operations, the Information Management Officer will coordinate information management within and provide information management services to the UNHCR-led clusters and act as IM focal point for those clusters with OCHA.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • University degree in information technology, demography, statistics, social sciences or any related area.
  • At least 8 years (6 years with Advanced University degree) of relevant work experience of which at least 4 years combined field and/or headquarters experience in international organizations (e.g. UN agencies, INGOs, IOs, bi-lateral cooperation agencies, etc.).
  • Knowledge of the UN system and the humanitarian community.
  • Knowledge of protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators.
  • Proven skills to analyze statistical information.
  • Advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, functions, etc.).
  • Ability to formulate IM-related technical requirements and Operating Procedures.
  • Ability to translate planning-specifications into technical briefs for data capture and analysis, and vice versa.
  • Ability to compile and holistically analyze diverse datasets.
  • Experience with handling confidential data.
  • Demonstrated information management skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies.
  • Understanding of relational data theory.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.
    (In offices where the working language is not English, excellent knowledge of UN working language of duty station and working knowledge of English.)

*For National Officer positions, very good knowledge of local language and local institutions is essential.**

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES

  • Proficiency in other official UN languages.
  • Successful participation in the Operational Data management Learning Programme.
  • Experience in web design and software development is an asset.
  • Experience with relevant software such as ArcGIS, Mapinfo, SPSS, EpiInfo6 , SQL Server, and/or progress.
  • Experience with HTML, PHP, ASP and/or Java is an asset. **

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please go to our careers page at www.unhcr.org/careers.html, click on international vacancies and type in job ID 14107 (Syria) / 13941 (Tanzania) / 14066 (Sudan).

Deadline: 3 August 2017 (midnight Geneva time)

All positions are available on the UNHCR Careers Page at www.unhcr.org/careers.html.

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