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  • 10/16/15--08:17: Nepal: Technical Advisor
  • Organization: Field Ready
    Country: Nepal
    Closing date: 30 Nov 2015

    ABOUT FIELD READY

    Field Ready is a non-governmental organization that is dedicated to bringing innovation to international disaster relief.Our vision is to meet humanitarian need by transforming logistics through technology, innovative design and engaging people in new ways. In the short-term, we aim to deploy and test our model using 3D printers and related equipment in countries that have recently experienced disaster such as Haiti and Nepal. In the long-term, we are building an awesome organization that can respond to need wherever it may be most felt. The impact of this will be dramatically improving efficiency of aid delivery by meeting people’s needs where they experience them whether at an underserved health clinic, remote distribution point or refugee camp. We expect our approach to be truly effective and groundbreaking.

    POSITION SUMMARY
    Field Ready is partnering with several organizations in Nepal and requires a full-time Technical Advisor to be based in Kathmandu. The Technical Advisor is responsible for the technical aspects of program implementation which includes: 1) manufacturing (“making”) items identified by beneficiaries, partners and other Field Ready staff, 2) training and capacity building provided to beneficiaries, and 3) partner relations. The Technical Advisor also has a number of secondary tasks such as ensuring sound program design and quality, contributing to resource mobilization and organizational representation.

    An effective Technical Advisor will combine relevant technical know-how with excellent people skills and an ability to get things done under challenging conditions. This is a special opportunity for someone who wants to apply the latest technologies to improve the lives of people in Nepal.

    The Technical Advisor will report directly to the director of Field Ready and work collaboratively with other staff and our key partners in Nepal. This position is initially for one year and will be based in Kathmandu with travel to earthquake-affected areas required.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The following are illustrative responsibilities that will evolve over time and depend on organizational programmatic needs. The incumbent will be expected to be provide leadership in developing this position further:

    · Provide technical support and professional advice to the team working on 3D printing and other manufacturing techniques and related interventions.

    · Strengthen Field Ready’s programs by providing support on all aspects; from initial assessments and planning and implementation and developing standardized monitoring and evaluation frameworks.

    · Assess training needs, organize and conduct training as appropriate for Field Ready staff in related to making.

    · Lead the development of clear objectives and achievement benchmarks for all program activities.

    · Develop an overall program work-plan and ensure implement their respective components according to agreed schedules.

    · Closely monitor program implementation and budget utilization and ensure that all program and spending targets for all grants are being met.

    · Ensure regular communication between the program teams and the technical support units, especially with regards to follow-up on procurement requisitions.

    · Manage programmatic, coordination and financial aspects of all water and sanitation and construction components of Field Ready programming to ensure that programs are of the highest possible quality.

    · Take an active role in tender documents preparations, proposals, bids evaluations, contracting, and facilitation of contracts payments.

    · Provide technical advice on contractor procurement, supply, designs and installation of equipment.

    · As directed, represent Field Ready and coordinate works with relevant UN agencies, NGOs and technical counterparts at local, state and ministerial levels.

    · Other duties assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS & CHARACTERISTICS

    · First rate “maker” and skilled in the use of a wide range of equipment such as 3D printers, CNC machines, laser cutters and other fabrication tools.

    · Able to see connections that leave others stumped and problem-solve in very practical and tangible ways.

    · Strong connections in the maker community and ability to use those connections for the furtherance of Field Ready’s vision.

    · Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in relevant subject preferred. Applicable subjects will include engineering and design.

    · Good analytical, writing and presentation skills; prior training delivery experience preferred.

    · Consummate self-starter but also a close listener and team player. Must have an ability to train others.

    · Experience working with grant funds preferred. Our existing and potential donors include the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, USAID, UN specialized agencies and other government agencies.

    Note: Ideally, candidates will have overseas experience especially working on programs in complex emergency/post-conflict settings with management and supervisory responsibilities. While good applicants may not have prior humanitarian relief experience, they must have the aptitude and desire to work in such areas. In other words, the best applicant will possess a deep passion for humanitarianism, cultural/language skills, a good sense of humor, and a willingness to relocate/travel.


    How to apply:

    Send CV and cover letter explaining your motivation and why you think you would be good in this position to: eric@fieldready.org. Be sure to include "Technical Advisor" in the subject line.


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    Organization: Field Ready
    Country: Haiti
    Closing date: 30 Nov 2015

    POSITION SUMMARY
    Field Ready is seeking an experiencedshort-term Consultant to carry out a study on the economic impact of our approach. The Consultant will help design and carry out research to answer questions such as:

    · What are the direct and indirect (“tooth to tail”) costs of comparable relief items?

    · How is do considerations such as time and logistical bottle-necks impact the provision of key items?

    · How might introducing manufacturing at the field level impact local and international merchants?

    Careful consideration of how the economics of such technology is important and having a clear sense of the necessity of resupply and technical support are important. Of particular importance is the gathering and analyzing data from Haiti to understand the relevant application beyond that particular case study. This will require examination of different elements in the supply chain by employing a mixed-method approach (using both quantitative and qualitative data) to triangulate the most relevant findings. The exact methodology will be determined at the launch of the study.

    The Consultant will report to the Director of Field Ready and work collaboratively with other staff. This position will be home-based and will include at least one trip to be based out of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

    TASKS
    The following are illustrative tasks and are likely to be modified and revised in development of a specific work plan. The Consultant‘s responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Design and develop a research plan
    • Plan, implement and manage the research plan
    • As required, coordinate and ensure timely data collection, analysis and submission of project reports
    • Contribute to the production of materials such as presentations, reports, position papers, and proposals in relation to this study

    DELIVERABLES

    • Research plan along with draft tools that clear explanations of their use and relevancy

    • On going reports and presentation of data leading up to delivery of final report

    • A draft report submitted two weeks prior to the completion of the consultancy

    • A final report of approximately 15 pages presented in a standard worthy of publication

    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Minimum of five years of experience in humanitarian/development programming.

    • At least three years working directly in a field research role required.
    •A solid understanding of supply-chain dynamics preferred along with a familiarity with EMMA, M4P and similar analytical approaches.

    • Demonstrated ability to adapt and work effectively in dynamic and demanding operational environments. Prior experience in Haiti helpful.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and in a collegial fashion with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
    • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and achieve results.
    • Superior written/verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent computer skills, particularly in MS Office suite, and experience with SPSS, STATA, or other statistical analysis software as appropriate.
    • Fluency in English required. Proficiency in French/Creole an advantage.

    • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in operations research, quantitative analysis or related field a distinct advantage. The best applicants are likely to have a PhD (or ABD) but this is not an essential requirement.


    How to apply:

    Submit a cover letter that describes your qualifications, reasons for applying and understanding of the requirements outlined above including ideas for the design and execution of the study. This letter should be no more than three pages. Please submit this cover letter along with your CV and fee expectations to: eric (at) fieldready.org The title “Economic Impact Consultant” must be included in the subject line.


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    Organization: La Chaîne de l'Espoir
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 01 May 2016

    La Chaîne de l'Espoir est une ONG française offrant un accès à des soins médicaux pour les enfants vulnérables dans les pays en développement. En 2005, la Chaîne de l'Espoir a construit l'Institut Médical Français pour l'Enfant (IMFE) à Kaboul, un hôpital pédiatrique à but non lucratif, afin de fournir des soins chirurgicaux de haute qualité pour les jeunes patients. Depuis 2006, le Réseau Aga Khan de développement (AKDN) est responsable de la gestion globale de l’IMFE, la Chaine de l’Espoir restant en appui médical.

    Les actions de la Chaine de l’Espoir en Afghanistan sont donc de fournir :

    • Un appui-conseil, formation et appui-technique médical, paramédical, biomédical, technique, par des missions de bénévoles de la Chaine dans leur domaine d’expertise.
    • Une contribution au fonds de solidarité, programme social de l’IMFE qui vise à faciliter l'accès aux traitements médicaux et chirurgicaux pour les enfants démunis.
    • Un accès aux services de soins de santé pour les enfants les plus démunis des régions reculées de l'Afghanistan à travers le programme "Maison des enfants". Ce projet s’inscrit dans la durée avec la construction en cours d’une maison des mères et des enfants qui ouvrira ses portes mi 2016.
    • Une nouvelle offre de soins en gynécologie, obstétrie et néonatologie par la construction du Pôle mère-enfant qui sera opérationnel mi 2016.
    • Le programme d’appui en éducation est en cours de restructuration.

    Contexte spécifique à cette mission en 2016 :

    L’année 2016 sera importante avec l’ouverture du Pôle mère-enfant, de la maison des mères et des enfants, l’anniversaire des 10 ans de l’hôpital, le suivi du nouveau service de cardiologie adulte qui a ouvert ses portes en 2015 et pour lequel nous maintiendrons un nombre de missions important et enfin le programme éducation qui doit être repensé. Le coordinateur administratif, spécialisé dans la gestion de projet (planification, monitoring et reporting) aura un rôle important à jouer.

    DESCRIPTIF DE POSTE

    Organisation de l’équipe

    L’équipe expatriée à Kaboul est composée de deux coordinateurs : le coordinateur administratif et le coordinateur médical. Ils collaborent dans leurs activités et sont tous deux placés sous la responsabilité hiérarchique de la coordination des programmes Afghanistan au Siège.

    Le poste de coordinateur est un positionnement horizontal par rapport aux équipes locales. Le coordinateur est en positionnement d’appui-conseil et de renforcement des capacités des équipes locales.

    Le coordinateur administratif a pour rôle d’appuyer les équipes locales dans l’ensemble des fonctions liées à la gestion de projet, de la planification au suivi des activités. Il devra par exemple travailler sur la définition d’un nouveau programme éducation et une stratégie de financement. Il est responsable de la relation bailleur de fonds localement (actuellement Ambassade de France et AFD) et de la rédaction des rapports. Il est responsable de la mise en place d’une stratégie de communication et de recherche de financements localement. Il représente la Chaine de l’espoir dans les réunions de coordination locale, auprès des autres ONG, avec les bailleurs de fonds et auprès de l’Ambassade de France. Il fait le suivi localement de la situation sécuritaire et informe le Siège de toute évolution.

    Il coordonne son action avec le coordinateur médical qui est lui plus spécifiquement chargé du suivi des aspects médicaux, paramédicaux et biomédicaux au FMIC, de l’identification des besoins de missions Chaine sur cette part

    Formation

    Diplômé en gestion de projets de développement et/ou humanitaire ou en sciences sociales, relations internationales avec une expérience dans la gestion de projets de développement.

    Expérience

    • Expérience préalable dans la gestion de projet de développement et/ou humanitaire
    • Au moins une expérience en expatriation dans un pays difficile
    • Une Expérience dans le secteur de la santé est un atout
    • Une connaissance de l’Afghanistan un atout

    Compétences et habiletés en adéquation avec le profil de poste

    • Maîtrise du français et de l’anglais
    • Bonne connaissance du cycle de projet
    • Bonne capacité de rédaction et de synthèse
    • Autonomie, proactivité
    • Maîtrise informatique standard (Microsoft office package and internet)
    • Bonne présentation orale, capacité de représentation
    • Grosse résistance au stress, capacité à vivre dans une situation d’isolement social

    CONDITIONS D’EMPLOI

    Statut contrat : contrat expatrié

    Durée du contrat : 1 an renouvelable

    Régime de congés : deux semaines toutes les huit semaines hors du pays de mission

    Date de démarrage souhaitée : Novembre 2015

    CONTACT CANDIDATURE

    ie.


    How to apply:

    Merci d’envoyer CV et lettre de motivation aux deux personnes suivantes :


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    Organization: La Chaîne de l'Espoir
    Country: Iraq
    Closing date: 31 Mar 2016

    NGO & mission presentation

    A French non-profit organization founded by Professor Alain Deloche in 1994 and currently chaired by Doctor éric Cheysson, La Chaîne de l’Espoir (CDE) is a network of medical and surgical expertise. A key player in healthcare, the organization is committed to providing medical treatment to people who need it the most.

    By performing surgeries (in France or on-site when possible), overseeing hospital projects and medical training programs as well as developing various education programs, La Chaîne de l’Espoir is currently active in thirty countries worldwide, pursuing its long term goal of providing these countries with the necessary tools and equipment to care for their patients themselves.

    The CDE is operating in the field of cardiac pediatric surgery since 2005 in Irak and 2014 in the Iraqi Kurdistan (KRG). Following the massive influx of Syrian refugees and Iraqi IDPs the CDE has conducted an assessment mission in January 2016 in order to evaluate the need to increase its assistance.

    The CDE is looking for a general coordinator to implement the designed strategy and assure a permanent presence of the NGO in KRG.

    TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    As general coordinator, you report directly to the Emergency coordinator based at the HQ in Paris. You will be responsible for overseeing all CDE’s activities in Irak, KRG.

    More precisely, you:

    1. Strategy implementation

    2. Supervise the design and implementation of CdE strategy in KRG.

    3. Identify humanitarian needs and support the necessary assessment and data collection to design accurate humanitarian strategies and approach.

    4. Write the necessary documents, including contextualized, quality proposals, for donors’ awareness, report and fundraising.

    5. Undertake pro-active prospection and propose alternative sources of funding. You guarantee the proper implementation of the donor’s grant and reporting.

    6. Representation

    7. Ensure regular liaisons with all external stakeholders in KRI and Iraq, including but not limited to NGOs, UN agencies, current and potential donors, authorities at Governorate, Regional (KRI) or country-level as necessary. (Share, inform, coordinate).

    8. Representing CDE at relevant high-level meetings, such as the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI), donor briefings, OCHA as well as supporting the rest of the coordination team within clusters and sector working groups as and when deemed necessary.

    9. Ensure regular liaisons with the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) to raise issues of concern linked to policy and strategy.

    10. Maintain and expanding CDE's network of key persons in-country, ensuring CDE remains up-to-date on evolution of the context, needs and funding opportunities.

    11. Ensure the promotion of humanitarian and CDE principles towards all stakeholders during representational activities.

    12. Mission implementation

    13. Recrut & manage the national needed human ressouces.

    14. Responsiblle for the overall security of the team in the field and for the proper organization of the mission.

    15. Communicates with the logistics and administration departments at a headquarter level in order to have appropriate follow up of respective departments (supply requests, stocks, etc. and budget and expense follow ups) and solve problems as they arise.

    16. Responsible for the setting up of correct working and living spaces.

    17. Assure effective communication within the team and with the headquarter.

    18. Establish planning & monitoring tools for activities and ensure budget follow up;

    19. Manage planning, work-sharing and coordination of work with the different sectors

    20. Analyze the programs’ activities and results and propose improvement.

    21. Write a handover report at the end of the mission.

    SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED:

    • Master in humanitarian, political science, management/international relation, public health

    • Solid humanitarian background is necessary

    • Experience in management of health programmes would be an added value

    • Former experience as general coordinator/country director is required

    • Ability to work in a sensitive security context and to manage security and risks

    • Strong ability to develop comprehensive and inclusive country strategies

    • Excellent knowledge of project cycle management and programming

    • Strong team management skills in multicultural environments

    • Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills, with a proven track record in forming effective relationships with a range of traditional, local and international authorities

    • Experience in Iraq is valuable

    • English fluent (oral and written) mandatory

    • French and arabic is an added value

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • Status : Employee

    • Contract : Fixed-term contract

    • Duration : 3 months

    • Starting date: March, 2016
      Position based in Erbil, Irak KRG with regular field visits.


    How to apply:

    Contact :

    François Dupaquier

    fdupaquier@chainedelespoir.org


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    Organization: La Chaîne de l'Espoir
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2016

    We wish to recruit: a Doctor to be Head of the Gynaecology & Obstetrics Department

    In the framework of the opening of a type 3 maternity hospital with 66 beds ( 52 beds for gynaecology-obstetrics and 14 beds for neonatology) attached to the paediatric hospital open since 2005 and certified ISO 9001 (cardiac, visceral and orthopaedic surgery,

    interventional cardiology, high-performance medical imaging, laboratory...)

    La Chaine de l'Espoir (the Chain of Hope) seeks to recruit:

    A Head Doctor for the Gynaecology & Obstetrics Department

    at the French Mother & Child Medical Institute

    in Kabul

    • Place: Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, at the French Mother & Child Medical Institute (IMFE)
    • Starting Date: August 2016
    • Duration: ideally 12 months but a shorter term contract is possible
    • Status: full-time fixed term contract but flexible, conditions to be negotiated
    • Profile required: a woman gynaecologist-obstetrician with a good mastery of the English language

    Please contact Fabienne Dugouy

    fdegouy@chainedelespoir.org / 01 44 12 66 88

    Please feel free to send this on to your contacts.


    How to apply:

    Fabienne Degouy
    fdegouy@chainedelespoir.org


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    Organization: La Chaîne de l'Espoir
    Country: Iraq
    Closing date: 15 May 2016

    NGO & mission presentation

    A French non-profit organization founded by Professor Alain Deloche in 1994 and currently chaired by Doctor éric Cheysson, La Chaîne de l’Espoir (CDE) is a network of medical and surgical expertise. A key player in healthcare, the organization is committed to providing medical treatment to people who need it the most.

    By performing surgeries (in France or on-site when possible), overseeing hospital projects and medical training programs as well as developing various education programs, La Chaîne de l’Espoir is currently active in thirty countries worldwide, pursuing its long term goal of providing these countries with the necessary tools and equipment to care for their patients themselves.

    The CDE is operating in the field of cardiac pediatric surgery since 2005 in Irak and 2014 in the Iraqi Kurdistan (KRG). Following the massive influx of Syrian refugees and Iraqi IDPs the CDE has conducted an assessment mission in January 2016 in order to evaluate the need to increase its assistance.

    In the framework of the opening of its mission in Irak, KRG, the CDE is looking for a administrative and logistic officer to design and implement the necessary procedures in terms of finance, human resources and logistics of the NGO in KRG.

    TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Admin/log officer is responsible for the roll out of all administrative (financial and HR) and logistic procedures and management related to the mission. He reports directly to the General coordinator based in Dohuk and works in close collaboration with the headquarter Administrative and Financial Manager and the purchasing unit.

    LOGISTIC MANAGEMENT

    You are in charge of:

    • Ensure the respect of donor purchase procedure;

    • Identify and plan the mission purchases in collaboration with the rest of the team;

    • Ensure the quality of the purchase and the delivery deadlines;

    • Ensure that the order/purchase are followed until delivery;

    • Ensure the quantities ordered and received are monitored;

    • Ensure regular purchases follow up in close collaboration with the administration department for down payments and monthly budget follow up.

    • Elaborate a stock strategy in Line with the Programs needs in order to avoid any shortage;

    • Ensure that regular inventory are provided (monthly, quarterly, yearly) for the different items stored within the Lebanon mission;

    • Ensure that the stock supplying is planned according to local constraints ;

    • Ensure that a warehouse management is in place and under control on a country level;

    • Ensure that the follow up of the vehicles is done

    • Define the more relevant strategy for the means of transport for goods delivery and process the administrative formalities related to (by road, by plane, by boat, etc.).

    • Ensure strict application and respect of the Internal Regulation by your related staff

    FINANCIAL, BUDGETARY AND ACCOUNTING MANAGEMENT

    You are in charge of:

    • Validate spending commitments and mission's purchase forecasts;

    • Supervise current financial operations and their appropriate execution implementation;

    • Ensure specific bank procedure and relative documentation;

    • Ensure the good-kept of cash book and advance forms;

    • Make connections between treasury accounts, cash flow and bank account on regular basis;

    • Draw up monthly and cash flow forecast schedule in accordance with the different departments;

    • Monitor and control current advances and accountancy allocations;

    • Update the accountancy on the SAGA software;

    • Ensure monthly budgetary monitoring of projects;

    • Prepare financial documents for donors; draw up financial reports, amendment requests and contractual files;

    • Know and use donors' reference guidelines;

    • Follow and correct budget allocations of the projects;

    • Take part in files set up in order to Regularly forward a statement of expenditure and consummation of budget;

    • Contribute to the development of budgets for proposals submitted to donors in order to implement new projects.

      ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT FOR HUMAN RESOURCES

    You are in charge of:

    • Implements HR rules, procedures and tools regarding: new HR regulations, local staff contracts, procedures of recruitment, payroll operations, implementation of appropriate working conditions, HR records electronic and physical records.

    • Organize and provides training to the admin national staff on these tools and procedures.

    • Suggest possible updates to HR policy in terms of rules, procedures and tools relating to recruitment, remuneration, administrative management, disciplinary aspects and management of individual career development within the organization.

    • Control and monitor the implementation of the tools and procedures and provides the necessary support to perform the service.

    • Contributes to the organization of recruitment (advertisement, applications, and interviews) for all departments

    • Updates and follow-up of databases.

      SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED:

    • High degree diploma is recommended

    • At least 2 years of professional experience on a similar position

    • Experience in NGO necessary, preferably in emergency context : 2 years

    • Background in finance, bank, HR or accountancy

    • Strong communication and reporting skills

    • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills

    • Ability to work under high pressure

    • English mandatory (oral and written)

    • French/ Arabic/Kurdish is an added value

    • Command of Microsoft Office suite (Excel mandatory), and Saga software

    • Experience in health programmes would be an added value

      CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • Status : Employee

    • Contract : Fixed-term contract

    • Duration : 3 months renewable

    • Starting date: April 15th, 2016

    • Position based in Erbil, Irak KRG with regular field visits.


    How to apply:

    To apply, please contact François Dupaquier at fdupaquier@chainedelespoir.org


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    Organization: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 31 May 2016

    Vacancy Announcement
    Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
    Regional Centre in Bangkok

    Position title: Programme Assistant for ASEAN ESC Model Cities Programme (1 position for Thai national)
    Salary: Depending on experience
    Contract: Initially one year contract with 3 months probationary period and possible extension
    Work hours/days: Full-time (7.5 hours/day),5 days per week except for Saturdays and Sundays
    Place of work: IGES Regional Centre office in Patumwan, Bangkok

    Background:

    This project promotes ‘Environmentally Sustainable Cities’ (ESC) in ASEAN by helping highly innovative local governments to implement local sustainability practices/policies and learn from each other. Furthermore, it creates a multi-stakeholder regional platform/network (national governments, international development organisations, donors, academia, NGOs private sector etc.) to foster meaningful partnerships and increased assistance to local sustainability initiatives.

    The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is the main implementing agency, working in close collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (AWGESC). The project’s direct beneficiaries are: (i) Urban-related national government agencies and ‘frontrunner’ local governments (nominated as ‘Model Cities’) in ASEAN, as well as the citizens living within the participating cities. The indirect beneficiaries are: (i) organisations with substantial assistance programmes to support sustainable development in urban areas/cities.

    Duties and responsibilities:
    Under the supervision of the Programme Manager, ASEAN ESC Model Cities Programme, the Programme Assistant will perform the following duties:

    • Conduct general administrative tasks to ensure the smooth operation of the ASEAN ESC Model Cities Programme and related projects;
    • Assist with processing staff travel and expenses reimbursement and preparing financial reports of projects;
    • Manage overall coordination and logistical responsibilities for programme events (i.e. meetings, regional seminars and workshops), including venue/hotel booking and travel arrangements for event participants.
    • Assist in logistical arrangements and implementing programme activities, especially those in Thailand;
    • Attend activities within Thailand in order to translate and/or interpret between Thai and English to facilitate stakeholder meetings, events, outreach/communications and research work;
    • Perform other related duties and back-up functions as assigned by the Director of IGES when required;

    Qualifications and Competencies
    • Basic Requirements
    o Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in development, environment or related fields. At least three to five years of experience in administrative work in environmental projects.
    o Knowledgeable about environmental and development issues and experienced in working with a wide range of stakeholders;
    o Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Native-level Thai and strong command of English is a must in terms of speaking, writing and reading.
    o Ability to prioritise tasks and deliver assignments on time under limited supervision
    o Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access database, etc.);
    o Willingness to travel regularly within ASEAN countries, especially Thailand.
    o Personality and working style:
     Has initiative to constantly improve and optimize working methods and results;
     Willing to take on new challenging tasks;
     Cheerful, brings positive energy and genuinely enjoy working with people;
     Meticulous and attentive to details.
    • The following attributes are optional and will be evaluated as ‘plus’ points:
    o Japanese language ability;
    o Experience of working in Japanese context;
    o Image editing, photography, graphic design and multimedia (especially video) skills;
    o Experienced with the working environment and culture of NGOs;

    Reporting:
    The Programme Assistant will report to the Programme Manager, and ultimately to the Director of IGES Regional Centre.

    Term of Employment:
    The term of this position is initially offered for one year with a possible extension subject to fund availability. Considering the time required for attaining a work permit for non-Thai nationals from the Thai authorities, an employment term of one year is usually initially offered. A probationary period of three months at the beginning of the term of employment will be also considered for applicants.

    Place of Work:
    The IGES Regional Centre office located in downtown Bangkok (604 SG Tower, 6th Floor 161/1 Soi Mahadlek Luang 3, Rajdamri Road, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330).
    Compensation:
    Salary will conform to the IGES Regional Centre’s payment system. Relevant work experience and professional skills will be taken into account. Income tax withholding and other requirements will be complied with under Thai laws.

    Working conditions:
    Annual paid leave and other holidays will conform to the practice in Thailand and in accordance with the relevant rules observed at IGES Regional Centre under Thai labour laws.

    About IGES and IGES Regional Centre:
    Established in 1998, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is an independent, non-profit environmental policy think-tank, with headquarters based in Japan that goes beyond research to provide practical ways to protect the earth's environment and to realise greater sustainability and equity in the global community. While the outlook of IGES is global, the principal geographical scope of its activities is the Asia-Pacific region. IGES activities include strategic research, outreach, networking/multi-stakeholder dialogue, and capacity development (http://www.iges.or.jp/).
    Since 2003, IGES has been operating a project office in cooperation with the Regional Resources Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) of the Asian Institute for Technology (AIT), Pathumthani, Thailand. In 2011, the project office was upgraded to the IGES Regional Centre located in downtown Bangkok (Patumwan, Bangkok) to strengthen its functions and expand activities under the missions of IGES. IGES Regional Centre is a growing operation unit to respond to the needs of the institute as well as stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region.

    The main role of the IGES Regional Centre is to manage three networks that IGES provides secretariat services for, including Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN), Network for Integrated Planning and Sustainable Development Strategies in Asia-Pacific Region (SDPlanNet-AP), conduct/implement various region-wide activities including those that each network above has planned and others (ADAPT Asia-Pacific project, etc.), and to coordinate collaborative research with international, regional and national organisations and research institutes in the Asia-Pacific region. (http://www.iges.or.jp/en/bangkok/index.html)


    How to apply:

    A cover letter, recent CV (with photo), and salary history must be sent by email to the following address. The position is available now and will remain open until filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Reference letter(s) from your supervisor(s) in the past positions (latest preferred) may be requested for short-listed candidates. Additional materials may be also requested in time for the interview.
    Send your application to: regionalcentre-HR@iges.or.jp
    The application documents are not returnable.


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    Organization: La Chaîne de l'Espoir
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2016

    Position: Anesthetist for a obs & gyne Unit –

    French Medical Institute for Children Kabul - Afghanistan opening in September 2016

    Mission duration: flexible but as long as possible especially for the first mission

    Goals of the maternity:

    Ensure Service excellence & CARR standards.

    Provide high-quality care to all patients equally; ensure that all treatments are safe, effective and well-coordinated.

    Make sure that patients and their families are satisfied with the care provided; and that complaints are timely and appropriately resolved.

    Monitor unit clinical indicators and incidents; and address potential issues.

    Ensure compliance with JCIA & ISO standards.

    Strive for multi-disciplinary teamwork, effective communication, and delivery of holistic care.

    Objectives

    The central objective is to contribute to improving maternal and neonatal healthcare in Afghanistan by providing exemplary and evidence-based care, training and inter-hospital collaboration.

    To provide a diagnostic center that covers various perinatal specialties including obstetrics, gynecology (except for Cancer) and neonatal medicine.

    To be a leading center for the management of normal pregnancy, normal births and care based on competencies of Afghan midwives

    To be a leading center for the treatment of obstetrical and neonatal complications in cooperation with health facilities in the region of Kabul

    To be a leading center for the training and further education of healthcare professionals

    To develop interdisciplinary collaboration

    Through the education program, participate in the training of professionals from provinces

    To develop perinatal research

    Requirements:

    A lady anesthetist is required due to cultural habits

    Good proficiency in written and spoken English

    Competencies:

    Experienced obs & gyne anesthetist, expert in PPH management, spinal anesthesia, epidural analgesia, anesthesia of obs& gyne procedures (coelioscopy included) and competencies in practical teaching and supervising medical and nursing staff

    Clinical work: labor room and operating theatre, obs & gyne emergency, consultations, night and WE shifts

    Teaching:

    Local anesthetists (practical ++++)

    Post graduate program in anesthesia

    Midwives, nurses etc

    Blood bank: clinical supervision,

    Inc.


    How to apply:

    CV and copy of diploma to Fabienne Degouy: fdegouy@chainedelespoir.org


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    Organization: La Chaîne de l'Espoir
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2016

    French Medical Institute for Children Kabul - Afghanistan – The mother and child wing opening in September 2016

    Mission duration: flexible but as long as possible especially for the first mission

    Requirements:

    Good proficiency in written and spoken English

    Competencies:

    Experienced Neonatal Pediatrician for NICU, expert in labor room newborn care management, management of premature babies, and competencies in practical teaching and supervising of medical and nursing staff.

    Clinical work: labor room and NICU, neonatal emergency, follow-up consultations, night and WE shifts

    Teaching:

    Local pediatricians (practical ++++)

    Post graduate program in pediatrics

    Residents, midwives, nurses etc

    Infection disease control; peer reviews, protocols etc.

    Goals of the maternity and NICU:

    Provide high-quality care to all patients equally; ensure that all treatments are safe, effective and well-coordinated.

    Strive for multi-disciplinary teamwork, effective communication, and delivery of holistic care.

    · General objectives

    The central objective is to contribute to improving maternal and neonatal healthcare in Afghanistan by providing exemplary and evidence-based care, training and inter-hospital collaboration.

    To provide a diagnostic center that covers various perinatal specialties including obstetrics, gynecology (except for Cancer) and neonatal medicine.

    To be a leading center for the management of normal pregnancy, normal births and care based on competencies of Afghan midwives

    To be a leading center for the treatment of obstetrical and neonatal complications in cooperation with health facilities in the region of Kabul

    To be a leading center for the training and further education of healthcare professionals

    To develop interdisciplinary collaboration

    Through the education program, participate in the training of professionals from provinces

    To develop perinatal research

    · NICU special objectives

    The NICU provides tertiary care to infants delivered at FMIC and from outside FMIC (all over Afghanistan)

    · Description

    Number of Beds:

    The Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) consists of 14 beds that include 02 Isolation beds as well. In addition, there are 02 intermediate beds that will serve as step down beds from higher acuity care to lower acuity care. o


    How to apply:

    CV and copy of diploma to Fabienne Degouy: fdegouy@chainedelespoir.org


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    Organization: La Chaîne de l'Espoir
    Country: Iraq
    Closing date: 22 May 2016

    Terms of Reference

    Period of Consultancy: 4-6 weeks

    Country: Kurdistan Region, Iraq (KRI)

    Base: Dohuk (with travel to Erbil and project sites in Ninewa Governate)

    Starting Date: During May – June 2016

    Accountable to: General Coordinator - KRI

    General Description of the Program: La Chaine de l’Espoir is a French non-profit organization founded by Professor Alain Deloche in 1994, and currently chaired by Doctor Eric Cheysson, and is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. La Chaîne de l’Espoir is a network of medical and surgical expertise. A key player in healthcare, the organization is committed to providing medical treatment and education to the children who need it the most. Following an assessment mission in January 2016, la Chaine de l’Espoir is establishing an emergency mission in Iraq to provide general and emergency surgery in war-affected areas of Ninewa Governorate and surgical training in Duhok Governorate.

    General Objective of the Consultancy: In the framework of the opening of the mission in Irak, KRG, to establish key logistic guidelines, appropriate to the functioning of Chaine de l’Espoir mission and training of a national Logistic Assistant (who will work with an expatriate Logistic Coordinator).

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    Specific Objectives:

    1. To develop key logistic procedures and related logistic administration, appropriate to the mission’s requirements specifically relating to:

    2. Ordering and Procurement (local and international suppliers)

    3. Importation of medical equipment and materials

    4. Supply management of medical and non-medical materials

    5. Vehicle management and transport planning

    6. Regular maintenance and management of CDE facilities, (office, base, storage, guesthouse etc)

    7. Regular maintenance and management of CDE equipment (assets)

    8. Develop Logistic guidelines on the above procedures in line with CDE and donor requirements.

    9. Identification and training of a national logistic assistant, in logistic procedures and to provide practical general logistical support to coordination, sub-office and field locations as required.

    10. Identify the necessary security risks in coordination with the general coordinator and the means to implement a security plan.

    Outputs:

    1. Key logistic procedures in place and appropriate to the functioning of the mission.

    2. Production of comprehensive Logistic Guidelines document.

    3. Logistic Assistant trained and able to provide logistic support in adherence to the guidelines.

    4. The first medical surgery equipment and consumable purchase is on going at the end of the mission.

    5. A security plan is designed and functional on the mission

    6. Report and recommendations / advice for future logistic needs within the mission.

    ­­­­­­­­­­­*Requirements:*

    Essential:

    • Minimum 5 years experience as a (Country) Logistics Coordinator with an international NGO by preference in the medical field.

    • Demonstrable experience with organization and set-up of logistical systems and related administrative procedures (knowledge of international ordering procedures and documents i.e. cargo manifests, warehouse management skills, good understanding of in-country custom clearing procedures and supply line to projects from sub-base and capital).

    • Demonstrable experience in emergency humanitarian contexts.

    • Demonstrable experience of training / coaching national staff in logistic functions.

    • Good command of spoken and written English

    • Good communication skills.

    • Patience and diplomacy in operational environment.

    Desirable

    • Previous work experience in Iraq and / or Middle East context.

    • Arabic and/or Kurdish language skills.

    • Experience or affinity in surgical / hospital projects, construction, planning.


    How to apply:

    To apply, please contact François Dupaquier at fdupaquier@chainedelespoir.org


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    Organization: Field Ready
    Country: Turkey
    Closing date: 19 May 2016

    Position: Senior Hardware Engineer & Program Manager

    Type of contract: Fixed term consultancy

    Location: Istanbul, Turkey (with intermittent travel)

    PLEASE SEE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS BELOW

    About the Rescue Tech Lab

    The mission of the lab is to develop technologies and social enterprises that save lives and improve access to essential goods in war zones and areas hit by natural disasters. The team will work from an existing co-working space / maker lab in Istanbul for the first year.

    When the lab is opened, it will have the following:

    · Co-Working Space: Co-location and cooperation with rescue workers to facilitate informal knowledge exchange and accelerate innovation and impact

    · Equipment: Access to advanced manufacturing equipment and conventional tools for rapidly prototyping solutions

    · Expertise: Resident experts in search & rescue, design, entrepreneurship, engineering and creative fields

    · Advanced Training: Training of entrepreneurs and rescue workers on building solutions for search & rescue

    · Co-Creation: User-centered design with and for rescue workers operating in disaster relief contexts

    About Field Ready

    Field Ready is a US-based non-governmental organization that is dedicated to bringing innovation to international disaster relief. Our vision is to meet humanitarian need by transforming logistics through technology, innovative design and engaging people in new ways. The impact of this will be dramatically improving efficiency aid delivery by meeting people’s needs where they experience them. The Senior Hardware Engineer & Program Manager will be a contractor of Field Ready.

    About Refugee Open Ware

    Refugee Open Ware (ROW) is a catalyst for moonshot humanitarian innovation. Our vision is to harness advanced technology, co-creation and open innovation to reduce suffering, fulfill basic needs, and accelerate inclusive development in fragile and conflict-affected areas. ROW is spearheading the development of this lab, as well as several other innovation labs for humanitarian relief.

    Position Summary

    The technical aspects of the role will include: 1) ensure the machines are fully functional from a technical perspective, 2) manufacturing (“making”) items identified by beneficiaries, partners and other team members, and 3) training and capacity building for beneficiaries and partners.

    The management aspects of the role will include: 1) overseeing day-to-day operations, 2) stakeholder management with beneficiaries, partners and others, 3) operations, logistics and financials, and 4) communications. Secondary tasks include ensuring sound program design and quality, contributing to resource mobilization and organizational representation. Field Ready, ROW and our partners will provide senior management support for all management functions, allowing the focus of the role to be on technology development. Moreover, our partners will have additional staff providing operational support.

    An effective Senior Hardware Engineer & Program Manager will combine relevant technical know-how with excellent people skills and an ability to get things done under challenging conditions. This is a special opportunity for someone who wants to apply the latest technologies, including those just becoming operational, to improve people’s lives.

    Responsibilities

    · Oversee all technical aspects of the lab including, but not limited to, design, manufacturing, electronics, software, and equipment maintenance

    · Execute pilots to prove plausibility of technology innovation and prioritize items that will make a definitive impact on the ground

    · Ensure that the needs of implementing partners are met

    · Manage the end-to-end innovation/ideas process

    · Help maintain tight connection with stakeholders including all aspects of training and mentoring

    · Manage the budget, make payments and keep accurate accounting records

    · Work with Field Ready management to define the strategy of the lab

    · Carry out essential logistics to ensure the effective operation for the lab, including basic procurement and maintenance of accurate paperwork

    · Provide representation, as directed, including taking care of local connections and bureaucracy on an as-needed basis

    · Regularly report on all aspects of the above

    · Any additional duties assigned

    Desired Qualifications and Characteristics

    · Track record of extraordinary achievement in hardware hacking / making – i.e., evidence of having made innovative products or solutions that solve meaningful, real-world problems

    · Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and mechatronics strongly preferred, but accomplishments as a maker supersede academic credentials

    · Master’s degree in relevant fields preferred

    · Skilled in the use of a wide range of equipment such as 3D printers, CNC machines, laser cutters and other fabrication tools

    · Strong connections in the maker community a definitive asset and ability to use those connections for the furtherance of the lab’s mandate

    · Good analytical, writing and presentation skills

    · Consummate self-starter but also a good listener and team player

    · Excellent project management experience

    · Able to see connections that leave others stumped and problem-solve in very practical and tangible ways

    · Prior training delivery experience preferred

    · Must be organized, able to act independently, and able to switch rapidly between different projects in a fast-paced environment

    · Proven ability to document requirements and manage multiple products and projects simultaneously

    · Able to communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences

    · Must speak English and Arabic (ability to speak Turkish is a definitive asset)


    How to apply:

    Submit a brief cover letter that describes your qualifications, reasons for applying and understanding of the requirements outlined above. Provide ideas for the design and execution of the project, understanding that this is about creating innovative technological solutions that save lives in humanitarian crises. Please submit this cover letter along with your CV to: eric (at) fieldready.org. The title “Senior Hardware Engineer & Program Manager” must be included in the subject line.

    The deadline is 19 May 2016.


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  • 05/16/16--20:39: Thailand: Consultant
  • Organization: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 21 May 2016

    Vacancy Announcement
    Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
    Regional Centre in Bangkok

    Position title: Consultant (1 position)
    Payment: Depending on experience
    Work hours/days: Maximum 5 days from 1 - 15 June 2016
    Place of work: From his/her normal place of work with a strict requirement of traveling to Bangkok to attend the event on 9 June 2016

    Publication date: 12 May 2016
    Deadline for application: 21 May 2016
    Expected date for
    Entry on duty: immediately/as soon as possible

    Background:

    Article 6 of the Paris Agreement lays the foundation for instruments to implement domestic and/or collaborative climate action. A swift operationalization of these instruments is highly desirable in order to avoid delay in a climate action, but would require solutions which facilitate a consensus among different views held by parties. Collecting the views of Non-Party Stakeholders and making them available could play a positive role and enrich the discussion around Article 6.
    Objective of the dialogue: The objective of the event is therefore to kick-start an active dialogue among regional experts on options for interpreting and operationalizing elements contained in Article 6 of the Paris agreement.

    Content of the assignment:
    Facilitation of the roundtable on 9 June 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand (hereafter “Roundtable”) and short pre-Dialogue meetings, as needed, will be required. The consultant is expected to lead in preparing and finalizing the report of the roundtable.
    Duties and responsibilities:
    The consultant will carry out the below activities and be responsible for the delivery of the relevant output:

    1. To review the background paper for the regional dialogues prepared by RCC and provide feedback on the content;
    2. The consultant is to work with RCC Bangkok to identify key stakeholders from the region to be invited for the dialogue;
    3. To participate in the regional dialogue (to be organized on 9 June 2016 in Bangkok);
    4. During the roundtable, the consultant shall facilitate/moderate the discussion and capture the discussion points.
    5. After the roundtable, the consultant shall prepare the following outputs:
      a. A short summary of roundtable results (immediately after the Workshop, a few paragraphs)
      b. A paper of the outcomes of the round table in a publishable format. The report shall include compilation and summary of the views from stakeholders expressed during the roundtable, if allowed by the stakeholder, with names;
    6. Any other activities, related to the roundtable.

    Qualifications and Competencies:
    The Consultant shall submit a CV and a cover letter indicating their competence to carry out the responsibilities mentioned above.

    1. Educational background
      Required: First level University degree (Bachelor or equivalent) in economics, energy, finance, engineering, environmental science, climate change or a related discipline. Multidisciplinary training is preferred.
    2. Work experience
      Required: At least 5 years of professional relevant experience in climate change, climate finance, market mechanisms and advising governments on national policy or low emissions development strategy, is required. Experience and skills in meeting facilitation is a key requirement.
      Experience or knowledge of the UNFCCC climate change negotiations process is desirable.
      Knowledge of key non-state actors in Asia on the discussion topic and work experience in Asia on a relevant topics is preferred.
    3. Job-related skills
      Required: Meeting facilitation and moderation skills and report writing skills
    4. Language skills
      Required: Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential.
    5. Connectivity
      Having access to high speed internet connection is required for the teleconferences.

    Term of Employment:
    The assignment will be undertaken for a maximum of 5 days over the period of 1 to 15 June 2016. Facilitation of the Roundtable on 9 June 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand (hereafter “Dialogue”) and short pre-Dialogue meetings, as needed, will be required. The consultant is expected to lead in preparing and finalizing the report of the roundtable, compiling notes taken during the roundtable as well as from breakout session moderators/rapporteurs. The consultant will ensure producing consistent and professional summary report of the roundtable.

    Place of Work:
    The duty station of the consultant shall be his/her normal place of work. The consultant will be required to travel to Bangkok to attend the roundtable. Travel and subsistence allowance will be arranged as per current procedures.

    About RCC Bangkok Office:
    RCC Bangkok is a partnership between the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), an institute aiming to realize sustainable development in the Asia and Pacific region. In order to support the RCC, UNFCCC works closely with the IGES regional centre, capitalizing on its experience in climate change initiatives and its mission to promote sustainable development in the region.
    About IGES and IGES Regional Centre:
    Established in 1998, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is an independent, non-profit environmental policy think-tank, with headquarters based in Japan that goes beyond research to provide practical ways to protect the earth's environment and to realize greater sustainability and equity in the global community. While the outlook of IGES is global, the principal geographical scope of its activities is the Asia-Pacific region. IGES activities include strategic research, outreach, networking/multi-stakeholder dialogue, and capacity development (http://www.iges.or.jp/).
    Since 2003, IGES has been operating a project office in cooperation with the Regional Resources Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) of the Asian Institute for Technology (AIT), Pathumthani, Thailand. In 2011, the project office was upgraded to the IGES Regional Centre located in downtown Bangkok (Patumwan, Bangkok) to strengthen its functions and expand activities under the missions of IGES. IGES Regional Centre is a growing operation unit to respond to the needs of the institute as well as stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region.

    The main role of the IGES Regional Centre is to manage three networks that IGES provides secretariat services for, including Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN), Network for Integrated Planning and Sustainable Development Strategies in Asia-Pacific Region (SDPlanNet-AP), conduct/implement various region-wide activities including those that each network above has planned and others (ADAPT Asia-Pacific project, etc.), and to coordinate collaborative research with international, regional and national organisations and research institutes in the Asia-Pacific region. (http://www.iges.or.jp/en/bangkok/index.html)


    How to apply:

    Candidates, whose qualification and experience match with what we are looking for, should send their application by email to Ms. Ariel Yu (yu@iges.or.jp). Only candidates under serious consideration will be invited for an interview via teleconference.
    The Candidate shall submit a CV and a cover letter indicating their competence to carry out the responsibilities mentioned above.


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    Organization: Field Ready
    Country: Turkey
    Closing date: 04 Jun 2016

    Rescue Technology Lab

    Senior Mechanical Engineer & Program Manager

    About the Rescue Tech Lab

    The mission of the lab is to develop technologies and social enterprises that save lives and improve access to essential goods in war zones and areas hit by natural disasters. The team will work from an existing co-working space / maker lab in Istanbul for the first year.

    When the lab is opened, it will have the following:

    · Co-Working Space: Co-location and cooperation with rescue workers to facilitate informal knowledge exchange and accelerate innovation and impact

    · Equipment: Access to advanced manufacturing equipment and conventional tools for rapidly prototyping solutions

    · Expertise: Resident experts in search & rescue, design, entrepreneurship, engineering and creative fields

    · Advanced Training: Training of rescue workers on building solutions for humanitarian work, including fire-fighting and search & rescue

    · Co-Creation: User-centered design with and for rescue workers operating in disaster relief contexts

    About Field Ready

    Field Ready is a US-based non-governmental organization that is dedicated to bringing innovation to international disaster relief. Our vision is to meet humanitarian need by transforming logistics through technology, innovative design and engaging people in new ways. The impact of this will be dramatically improving efficiency aid delivery by meeting people’s needs where they experience them. The Senior Mechanical Engineer & Program Manager will be a contractor of Field Ready.

    About Refugee Open Ware

    Refugee Open Ware (ROW) is a catalyst for moonshot humanitarian innovation. Our vision is to harness advanced technology, co-creation and open innovation to reduce suffering, fulfill basic needs, and accelerate inclusive development in fragile and conflict-affected areas. ROW is spearheading the development of this lab, as well as several other innovation labs for humanitarian relief.

    Position Summary

    The technical aspects of the role will include: 1) leading the design of items identified by beneficiaries, partners and other team members, and 2) training and capacity building for beneficiaries and partners.

    The management aspects of the role will include: 1) overseeing day-to-day operations, 2) stakeholder management with beneficiaries, partners and others, 3) operations, logistics and financials, and 4) communications. Secondary tasks include ensuring sound program design and quality, contributing to resource mobilization and organizational representation. Field Ready, ROW and our partners will provide senior management support for all management functions, allowing the focus of the role to be on technology development. Moreover, our partners will have additional staff providing operational support.

    An effective Senior Mechanical Engineer & Program Manager will combine relevant technical know-how with excellent people skills and an ability to get things done under challenging conditions. This is a special opportunity for someone who wants to apply the latest technologies, including those just becoming operational, to improve people’s lives.

    Responsibilities

    · Oversee all technical aspects of the lab including, but not limited to, design, manufacturing, electronics, software, and equipment maintenance

    · Execute pilots to prove plausibility of technology innovation and prioritize items that will make a definitive impact on the ground

    · Ensure that the needs of implementing partners are met

    · Manage the end-to-end innovation/ideas process

    · Help maintain tight connection with stakeholders including all aspects of training and mentoring

    · Manage the budget, make payments and keep accurate accounting records

    · Work with Field Ready management to define the strategy of the lab

    · Carry out essential logistics to ensure the effective operation for the lab, including basic procurement and maintenance of accurate paperwork

    · Provide representation, as directed, including taking care of local connections and bureaucracy on an as-needed basis

    · Regularly report on all aspects of the above

    · Any additional duties assigned

    Desired Qualifications and Characteristics

    · Track record of extraordinary achievement in hardware hacking / making – i.e., evidence of having made innovative products or solutions that solve meaningful, real-world problems

    · Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and mechatronics strongly preferred, but accomplishments as a maker supersede academic credentials

    · Strong connections in the maker community a definitive asset and ability to use those connections for the furtherance of the lab’s mandate

    · Good analytical, writing and presentation skills

    · Consummate self-starter but also a good listener and team player

    · Excellent project management experience

    · Able to see connections that leave others stumped and problem-solve in very practical and tangible ways

    · Prior training delivery experience preferred

    · Must be organized, able to act independently, and able to switch rapidly between different projects in a fast-paced environment

    · Proven ability to document requirements and manage multiple products and projects simultaneously

    · Able to communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences

    · Languages: English, Turkish and Arabic


    How to apply:

    Submit a brief cover letter that describes your qualifications, reasons for applying and understanding of the requirements outlined above. Provide ideas for the design and execution of the project, understanding that this is about creating innovative technological solutions that save lives in humanitarian crises. Please submit this cover letter along with your CV to: Mark (dot ) Mellors (at) fieldready.org. The title “**Senior Mechanical Engineer & Program Manager**” must be included in the subject line.


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    Organization: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 31 Jul 2016

    Vacancy Announcement

    Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
    Regional Centre in Bangkok

    Position title: Associate Coordinator for AECEN (1 position for Thai national only)

    Responsible to: AECEN Programme Manager, Head of the Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN) Secretariat and Director of the Regional Centre

    Salary: Depending on experience

    Contract: Initially one year contract with 3 months probationary period and possible extension

    Work hours/days: Full-time (7.5 hours/day), 5 days per week except for Saturdays and Sundays

    Place of work: IGES Regional Centre office in Patumwan, Bangkok

    Background:
    The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Regional Centre based in Bangkok, Thailand is seeking a dynamic person with relevant experience and strong interest in program management in the area of environmental safeguards/compliance and pollution control or related fields. He or she will provide technical expertise and logistical support of the planning and implementation of the Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN) Secretariat, implementing projects funded by the ADB, USAID, and Ministry of the Environment of Japan maintaining close communication with these funders. AECEN is a regional network of the government officials in charge of environmental enforcement launched in 2005 with the support from USAID and others. IGES has been hosting its Secretariat since 2012 from Bangkok. The position provides hands-on. For more detailed information about AECEN, please visit http://www.aecen.org.

    Duties and responsibilities:
    • Provide technical expertise in planning and implementation of AECEN activities on environmental and social safeguards, pollution control and climate change.
    • Identify funding opportunities for expanding AECEN operations, prepare funding proposals, and promote AECEN to potential donors.
    • Assist in the development process of budgets and work plans.
    • Support the organisation and logistics of meetings and other events that are needed for the roll-out of the AECEN work programme.
    • Support AECEN’s communication strategy and outreach campaigns to raise awareness at the international level, including liaison with the International Network on Compliance and Enforcement.
    • Maintain strong working relationships and coordination with partner organizations and program stakeholders.
    • Undertake any other activities as may be required by the AECEN Programme Manager, the Head of the AECEN Secretariat and/or Director of IGES Regional Centre as necessary
    Requirements:
    • Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Resource/Environmental Economics, Natural Resources Management or relevant scientific discipline is required.
    • A minimum of 2 years of extensive working experience in implementing projects and networking in environmental and social safeguards, pollution control, climate change, natural resource management or related field.
    • Good communication skills both in writing and oral in English including networking and interpersonal skills and a good team player.
    • Work experience in an international organization is advantageous. Experience in fund raising and proposal writing is an asset.
    • Ability to take initiatives, travel overseas, perform multiple tasks under pressure, work in a team, prioritise tasks to deliver assignments on time in accordance with the institute’s regulations/procedures paying attention to the details.
    • Full computer literacy in internet searching and Microsoft Office programs i.e. MS-Word, MS-Excel and MS-Power Point.

    Reporting:
    The Associate Coordinator will report to the AECEN Programme Manager, the Head of AECEN Secretariat and the Director of IGES Regional Centre.
    Term of Employment:
    The term of this position is initially offered for one year with a possible extension subject to fund availability and performance evaluation. A probationary period of three months at the beginning of the term of employment will be also applied.

    Place of Work:
    The IGES Regional Centre office located in downtown Bangkok (604 SG Tower, 6th Floor 161/1 Soi Mahadlek Luang 3, Rajdamri Road, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330).
    Compensation:
    Salary will conform to the IGES Regional Centre’s payment system. Relevant work experience and professional skills will be taken into account. Income tax withholding and other requirements will be complied with under Thai laws.
    Working conditions:
    Annual paid leave and other holidays will conform to the practice in Thailand and in accordance with the relevant rules observed at IGES Regional Centre under Thai labour laws.
    About IGES and IGES Regional Centre

    Established in 1998, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is an independent, non-profit environmental policy think-tank, with headquarters based in Japan that goes beyond research to provide practical ways to protect the earth's environment and to realize greater sustainability and equity in the global community. While the outlook of IGES is global, the principal geographical scope of its activities is the Asia-Pacific region. IGES activities include strategic research, outreach, networking/multi-stakeholder dialogue, and capacity development (http://www.iges.or.jp/).
    Since 2003, IGES has been operating a project office in cooperation with the Regional Resources Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) of the Asian Institute for Technology (AIT), Pathumthani, Thailand. In 2011, the project office was upgraded to the IGES Regional Centre located in downtown Bangkok (Patumwan, Bangkok) to strengthen its functions and expand activities under the missions of IGES. IGES Regional Centre is a growing operation unit to respond to the needs of the institute as well as stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region.
    IGES Regional Centre provides knowledge management and secretariat services and conducts capacity development activities through regional environmental networks and projects including Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN), Network for Integrated Planning and Sustainable Development Strategies in Asia-Pacific Region (SDPlanNet-AP), USAID’s Adapt Asia-Pacific project, Mekong Partnership for the Environment project, and others. IGES Regional Centre coordinates collaborative research with international, regional, national and sub-national organisations and research institutes in the Asia-Pacific region from Bangkok to contribute to achieving sustainable development that IGES aspires. (http://www.iges.or.jp/en/bangkok/index.html)


    How to apply:

    A cover letter, recent CV (with photo), salary history, and a writing sample in English must be sent by email to the following address. The position is available now and will remain open until filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Reference letter(s) from your supervisor(s) in the past positions (latest preferred) may be requested for short-listed candidates. Additional materials may be also requested in time for the interview.
    Send your application to: regionalcentre-HR@iges.or.jp
    The application documents are not returnable.


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    Organization: La Chaîne de l'Espoir
    Country: France
    Closing date: 10 Jul 2016

    Coordinateur du département des crises humanitaires (M/F)

    Paris& déplacements terrains

    PRESENTATION DE l’ONG

    Présidée par le Docteur Eric Cheysson, La Chaîne de l’Espoir, association française fondée en 1994 par le Professeur Alain Deloche, est un réseau d’excellence et d’expertises médico-chirurgicales, un acteur de santé engagé dans l’accès aux soins et à l’éducation des plus pauvres aux quatre coins du monde.
    Par la pratique de la chirurgie en France ou sur le terrain, la supervision de projets d’hôpitaux et le développement de programmes éducatifs, La Chaine de l’espoir est actuellement présente dans une trentaine de pays en poursuivant son objectif à long terme de fournir les outils, équipements et savoir nécessaires à l’autonomie médicale dans l’assistance aux patients.

    Après plusieurs interventions d’urgence et des sollicitations internationales pour que la Chaine de l’espoir investisse son expertise médicale dans le champ de l’urgence humanitaire, l’ONG a décidé en 2016 de se doter d’un Département des Crises Humanitaires (DCH) dédié à ces réponses et capable d’agir au plus près des besoins humanitaires sur le terrain. Un premier projet de chirurgie d’urgence a ainsi vu le jour au Kurdistan irakien pour assister les blesses, minorités et populations isolées au plus près des besoins sur le terrain. Afin de structurer cette cellule de crise au siège de la Chaine de l’espoir et avec le soutien d’un expert humanitaire dédié à la création d’un département des crises humanitaires, l’ONG recherche un coordinateur au siège de ces programmes

    TACHES ET RESPONSABLITES

    Sous la responsabilité directe de la présidence et de la direction générale et en coordination avec les services du siège et notamment la direction médicale de l*’**association :*

    SUIVI DE PROJETS ET DES CONTRATS

    o Effectue une veille humanitaire permanente de la situation sur les terrains d’intervention et soutien le processus continu d’évaluation de la situation et des besoins ;

    o Supervise l’élaboration des propositions de projet, des rapports narratifs intermédiaires et finaux ;

    o Soutien le processus de recherche de fond pour le financement des programmes mis en œuvre que ce soit auprès des bailleurs de fonds institutionnels, fondations et organismes privés ou des services communication et partenariats de l’association dans le cadre de la collecte auprès du grand public et des différents partenaires privés.

    o S’assure que les engagements contractuels sont respectés, les objectifs et résultats des projets atteints dans le temps imparti aux projets et avec la qualité nécessaire ;

    o S’assure de la cohérence de la planification opérationnelle au regard du cycle de projet et des échéances et procédures bailleurs ;

    o S’assure de la mise en place des indicateurs types définis par les référents techniques et s’assure de leur suivi ;

    o Participe au dimensionnement et à la planification des besoins RH des programmes et valide les recrutements expatriés ;

    o Soutient les Coordinateurs Généraux sur les missions dans la mise en œuvre des programmes ;

    o S’assure du bon déroulement et de la planification budgétaire des activités, et de la cohérence avec le suivi budgétaire en collaboration avec le service administratif;

    o Briefe les équipes et les coordinateurs généraux avant leur prise de poste et les voit en débriefing à leur retour ;

    o S’assure que les règles de sécurit sont en place, sont respectées et fonctionne sur les missions de façon adéquate ;

    o Assure de bonnes et constantes relations avec les bailleurs de fond et représente l’association dans les organes de coordination.

    DEVELOPPEMENT DES NOUVELLES PERSPECTIVES OPERATIONNELLES

    En coordination avec l’expert humanitaire

    o Assure une veille permanente de la situation humanitaire internationale

    o Définit les axes prioritaires d’intervention, des stratégies régionales et/ou thématiques en fonction du mandat de l’association, de ses choix opérationnels et techniques et de ses capacités de mise en œuvre

    o Déclenche les missions d’évaluation exploratoire en cas de nécessité d’intervention et au besoin coordonne le lancement des activités d’urgence

    o Coordonne des dossiers thématiques liés au mandat de l’association pour soutenir le développement du mandat de l’association concernant la chirurgie en situation de crise humanitaire

    PROFIL ET EXPERIENCE:

    o Etudes supérieures (bac + 5) en gestion de projet, médecine et santé publique, science politique et relation international ;

    o Solide expérience (+ 5 ans) de gestion de projets humanitaires sur le terrain de préférence dans le domaine médical et/ou de santé publique et sur des crises humanitaires d’urgence ;

    o Fortes capacité d’adaptation, d’analyse, d’organisation et de gestion des priorités ;

    o Maîtrise de la gestion du cycle de projets ;

    o Connaissance des bailleurs et des exigences contractuelles ;

    o Capacité à synthétiser et à diffuser l’information ;

    o Rigueur et importante autonomie

    o Bonne gestion du stress ;

    o Aptitude à la représentation extérieure ;

    o Anglais et français courant ;

    CONDITIONS D’EMBAUCHE:

    o Statut : Employé

    o Contrat : CDD (temps partiel possible)

    o Durée : 6 mois

    o Date de début: 1er juillet, 2016.


    How to apply:

    Pour candidater, envoyez votre cv et lettre de motivation à François Dupaquier : fdupaquier@chainedelespoir.org


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  • 09/28/16--02:14: Iraq: MEDICAL COORDINATOR
  • Organization: La Chaîne de l'Espoir
    Country: Iraq
    Closing date: 19 Nov 2016

    Job title: Medical Coordinator

    Job location: Erbil, Kurdistan (with frequent travel to Dohuk Governorate and project sites in Nineveh Governorate, Iraq.

    Starting date of mission: 15th November 2016

    Minimum duration of mission: 6 months

    Place within the organization:

    § Hierarchically accountable to the General Coordinator and functionally accountable to the Surgical Refferant via Medical Director in HQ .

    Job dimension:

    Responsible for the overall medical (surgical) content of programme in Kurdistan - Iraq. Functionally manages medical / technical aspects at programme level and advises the national Project Manager on technical medical issues and management of surgical teams.

    This includes:

    § Providing medical leadership and direction in the mission.

    § Defining and developing CDE surgical policies and standards into implementation strategies.

    § Safe-guarding medical ethics and the quality of surgical programming (ie relevance, effectiveness, safety, accessibility and appropriateness, as well as “best practice” clinical management of patients).

    § Assisting in the assessment and development of new CDE humanitarian surgical programmes within Iraq / regionally.

    § Management and analysis of surgical project data in conjunction with Project Manager.

    General presentation:

    Description of the mission's context:

    La Chaine de l’Espoir is a French non-profit organization founded by Professor Alain Deloche in 1994, and currently chaired by Doctor Eric Cheysson, and is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. La Chaîne de l’Espoir is a network of medical and surgical expertise. A key player in healthcare, the organization is committed to providing medical treatment and education to the children who need it the most. Following an assessment mission in January 2016, la Chaine de l’Espoir is establishing an emergency mission in Iraq to provide essential and emergency surgery in Nineveh Governorate and surgical training in Duhok Governorate.

    The mission is in the process of re-establishing and implementing surgical services in two locations of Nineveh Governate in conjunction with Directorates of Health for Nineveh and Dohuk. The surgical projects will be staffed by 4 national surgical teams (2 per project location) with equipment and surgical consumables / materials provided by CDE. The surgical projects will also contribute to strategic emergency and life-saving support in future humanitarian needs that may arise within the Iraq conflict.

    DESCRIPTION OF CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

    A: Surgical policy and planning

    § Participates in developing/updating CDE’s policies (inclusive of surgical policy) and operational strategy within Kurdistan / Iraq.

    § Advises and supports the Project Manager and surgical teams in the translation of the CDE surgical policy and project objectives in order to meet anticpated results.

    § Advises and informs the General Coordinator (in conjunction with Project Manager) regarding the development and progress of the ongoing surgical pro­gramme against the project objectives and workplan.

    § Monitors the health needs (particularly relating to surgical / emergency needs etc) and priorities in the country.

    § Proposes new assessments/fact finding missions in Iraq.

    § Participates with the General Coordinator and Project Manager in initiating, drafting and reviewing new project proposals.
    B: Monitoring and Reporting role

    § Monitoring, evalaution, reporting, and assessment of surgical projects to ensure quality and relevance (in conjunction with Project Manager)

    § Supporting Project Manager in preparing monthly surgical reports for the General Coordinator and HQ, based on adequately compiled analysis of project surgical data and related referral activities;

    § Ensure monthly data collection and statistics collected is relevant and compatible with national HMIS, and donor reporting requirements (logframe indicators).

    C: Clinical Support role

    § Ensuring adequate clinical supervision of surgical staff.

    § Ensure all clinical / surgical staff are maintaining good practice in pre and post operative patient care.

    § Ensure adequate standards are being maintained in sterilisation and surgical laundry procedures.

    § Ensure adequate standards are maintained in collection and disposal of clinical waste.

    D: Representation/communication:

    § To provide medical representation for CDE as required to local/national health authorities and relevant stakeholders.

    § To maintain contact between CDE, the local health authorities and other relevant organisations regard­ing the planning and implementation of CDE’s programme; to initiate and stabilize contacts/networks and to stimulate cooperation.

    E: Human Resources Management:

    § Support Project Manager in writing/revising and updating the job descriptions of the surgical teams.

    § Supervise, coach and support the surgical team with technical information and in achieving/maintaining good quality surgical care and follow up.

    § Supervise, coach and support the Referral Coordinator in follow up of referred patients to tertiary care.

    § Ensure that one nurse per surgical team will be in charge of the medical side of stock and supply management, including inspection of quality of stock keeping, collating of consumption data and forecasting of consumption needs in collaboration with the Logistic Officer.
    F: Other Specific Tasks

    § Responsible for ensuring that quality drug and material supply (with Logistics support) is maintained in projects. This includes ensuring medical overview of drug (anaesthetic) and consumable stocks (including regular supervision and control), management of data for forecasting and ordering drug and medical materials and training of non-medical/logistics staff, as relevant.

    § Ensure safety and quality of health care structures and facilities in CDE projects (including water, hygiene and sanitiation, universal precautions, infection control and other preventive measures).

    § Medical supply and stock management is a shared responsibility between the MedCo and the Logistic Officer, and they must collaborate in this. The specific role of the Medco in this collaboration is to ensure that the appropriate medical products are used, and that accurate monitoring and forecasting of consumption is done. In addition, the MedCo reviews and approves all medical orders. Ensures surgical equipment and devices are regularly maintained in collaboration with Logistic Officer.

    § Ensure blood donation and blood storage protocol is followed in each project location and support laboratory technicians in ensuring blood donation, typing and cross-matching, screening, criteria for donors is carried out according to international standards.

    § Support the International surgical mission teams and develop / liaise on their missions with Dohuk Emergency Hospital Manager and Dohuk health authorities.

    Requirements:

    Professional Training:

    § Medical qualification (Medical doctor or Nurse)

    § Specialisation in surgery or anaesthesia an advantage.

    Working experience:

    § Preferably 18-24 months international NGO field experience in at least two different humanitarian emergency contexts.

    § Experience in management of medical programmes and supervision of national medical staff.

    § Knowledge of clinical topics relevant to surgical care i.e. infection control, sterilisation techniques, post-operative infections, blood transfusion etc.

    § Experience in developing policies/plans beyond the operational aspects of projects.

    Specific Skills:

    § Computer literacy: WORD, Excel, SPSS and/or statistical software

    § Good written skills, with proven ability in report writing (medical reports, assessment reports etc).

    § Excellent communication skills; ability to motivate and lead medical colleagues

    § Excellent clinical skills and ability to mentor/coach medical staff

    § Coaching and supervision experience very advantageous; management/team leadership experience a definite plus.

    § Experience of working in insecure environments or complex emergency contexts.

    Linguistic competence:

    § Fluent in English (spoken, reading and writing);

    § Arabic or Kurdish language skills are an advantage


    How to apply:

    Please send your CV and cover letter to Thomas Janny at tjanny@chainedelespoir.org


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    Organization: La Chaîne de l'Espoir
    Country: France
    Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

    Fondée en 1994, la Chaînede l’Espoirintervient dans plus de vingt-cinq pays pour offrir un accès aux soins et à l’éducation aux enfants démunis.

    Dans le domaine de la santé, l’action se divise en trois volets : les soins en France (100 enfants opérés chaque année), les missions de formation à l’étranger (100 missions médicales chaque année pour assurer un transfert de compétences aux équipes soignantes locales), les projets hospitaliers (appui à un projet de construction d’établissement ou de service hospitalier : Projet médical, infrastructure, équipement, achat et logistique, organigramme, organisation des services, recrutement des RH et formation, business plan, aspects juridiques).

    Dans le domaine de l’éducation, elle favorise l’accès à l’éducation d’enfants parmi les plus vulnérables, et développe des programmes d’aide à une scolarisation de qualité.

    L’association organise plus d’une centaine de missions chaque année, missions médicales, missions de coordination de projets, missions plus techniques ou politiques.

    Le Coordinateur Médical participe à la définition des projets et supervise leur mise en œuvre dans le cadre de la politique et des orientations stratégiques défini par le Comité de Direction de l’association.

    Sous la supervision de la Direction des Programmes, il garantit la pertinence, la qualité, l’adéquation et le développement des activités de santé dans les pays d’intervention de la Chaine de l’Espoir.

    Il est en charge des activités suivantes :

    1/ Définition des axes de développement des programmes médicaux

    o Contribuer à la définition des projets médicaux dans les pays d’intervention

    o Entretenir des contacts avec des sociétés savantes et participer aux différents congrès et conventions en rapport avec son activité.

    o Garantir l’évaluation des projets médicaux.

    o conseiller les équipes des opérations et du département médical, afin d’assurer une réelle adéquation entre les besoins et les moyens médicaux mis en œuvre dans le cadre de la gestion d’un projet, tout en tenant compte des contraintes (institutionnelles, de contexte, de sécurité, …)

    o participer à l’évolution du projet médical et impulser, suivre et évaluer les dossiers et projets médicaux dont il a la charge.

    o participer au compte rendu de l’activité médicale, à la communication médicale interne et externe

    o Identifier et analyser les besoins de santé permettant le développement d’actions terrain : analyser les problématiques médicales dans les pays d’intervention et les enjeux de santé publique en lien avec ces projets, évaluer le degré d’autonomie dont découlent les besoins en formation du personnel médical

    o Répertorier les partenaires locaux éventuels et les autres ONG présentes localement dans le domaine de la santé.

    o Participer à la coordination avec les référents médicaux des autres ONG.

    o Participer à la définition du programme de formation sur place des médecins, chirurgiens, paramédicaux locaux (objectifs, durée, nombres de personnes formées) en collaboration avec les équipes locales.

    o Développer la réflexion sur l’enseignement sur place et l’homogénéité de cet enseignement

    o Analyser les programmes médicaux et mesurer les résultats de nos actions à long terme ainsi que leur efficience

    2/ Organisation et suivi des missions

    o Evaluer les besoins en termes de soins, d’équipement et de formation.

    o Coordonner et motiver les référents médicaux

    o Veiller à la bonne tenue des rapports de mission et leurs adéquation avec les objectif généraux du programme : analyse du contexte, du matériel, des infrastructures et équipements ; données sur le nombre d’enfants opérés, identité, âge, pathologies, suites opératoires, nombre de médecins formés, évaluation du personnel médical local avant et la formation, nombre de jours de formation, photos…

    o Mettre en place des indicateurs et des outils de suivi mesurant l’impact de nos programmes de soins et de formation (budget, analyse des résultats d’activité, efficience),

    3/ Recrutement médical, animation des collaborateurs et communication

    o Développer la politique partenariale et représenter la Chaîne de l’Espoir dans les réseaux de santé

    o Assurer la promotion de l’image de la chaîne de l’Espoir auprès des réseaux médicaux et être en relation avec les sociétés savantes en France et à l’étranger

    o Participer au recrutement des médecins.

    o Assurer la coordination du recrutement de nouveaux collaborateurs médicaux, leur apporter tout le soutien et l’assistance nécessaire au bon déroulement des missions

    Paris avec déplacements à l'étranger (Passeport de l'Union Européenne impératif)

    Formation :

    o Diplôme de médecine

    o Bilingue Anglais

    Expérience :

    o Expérience exigée en gestion de projets humanitaires / développement dans le domaine de la santé.

    o Expérience à l’international indispensable, notamment dans des programmes de santé.

    o Expérience de travail avec des organisations de solidarité internationale

    Français et anglais courant impératifs

    o Capacité à conceptualiser et planifier un projet.

    o Capacité à rédiger, à synthétiser et à diffuser l’information.

    o Réactivité / Adaptabilité.

    o Capacité de travail en équipe (interaction, organisation, management, coordination).

    o A l’aise et souple dans les relations institutionnelles.


    How to apply:

    Adressez vos CV, lettre de motivation et références à :

    Nom de la personne contact

    Philippe Le Goff

    Email de la personne contact

    plegoff@chainedelespoir.org


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    Organization: Field Ready
    Closing date: 02 Jan 2017

    ABOUT FIELD READY

    Field Ready is a non-governmental organization that is dedicated to bringing innovation to international disaster relief. Our vision is to meet humanitarian need by transforming logistics through technology, innovative design and engaging people in new ways. In the short-term, we using 3D printers and other manufacturing equipment to provide humanitarian assistance in countries such as Haiti, Nepal and Syria. In the long-term, we are building an awesome organization that is transforming the way aid is delivered. The impact of this will be dramatically improving efficiency aid delivery by meeting people’s needs where they experience them whether at an under-served health clinic, remote distribution point or refugee camp.

    Field Ready is a US-based 501c3; more information can be found at www.fieldready.org.

    POSITION SUMMARY
    Field Ready is seeking an experienced Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer to examine the practicalities of implementing innovative solutions to humanitarian supply chain challenges.

    The MEL Officer will work on a number of priorities. This will include helping to develop and refine monitoring and evaluation systems for Field Ready programming that are relevant and appropriate to the contexts in which it works. The MEL Officer will also help review existing MEL plans, proposed project documents and evaluate past performance with the aim to improve MEL systems and plans.

    The MEL Officer will report directly to the head of Field Ready and work collaboratively with other staff. Being a results-focused organization, there is flexibility when it comes to scheduling and place of work so the incumbent will be expected to work very effectively with a diverse and dispersed team.

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    The following are illustrative responsibilities that will evolve over time and depend on organizational needs. The ideal candidate will be expected to be provide leadership in developing this position further:

    • Develop and operationalize a MEL plan based on project documents and existing MEL systems;
    Plan and manage external evaluations when appropriate

    • Responsible for the design, quality, development and completion of all assessments, monitoring efforts and evaluations

    • Develop a monthly, quarterly and other reporting templates and MEL tools

    • Contribute to the development of an effective monitoring and evaluation and data systems management capacity, procedures, tools, associated methodologies and key documents to ensure standardization in evaluation and reporting practices

    • Document and promote good practices, knowledge management and organizational learning around monitoring and evaluation approaches and incorporate lessons learned, best practices and technical innovation in plans and project designs

    • As required, coordinate and ensure timely data collection, analysis and submission of project reports

    • Regularly participate in staff meetings, external representation and site visits as needed

    • Contribute to the production of materials such as presentations, annual reports, training materials, position papers, and proposals relevant to the incumbent’s area of expertise

    • Help the organization comply with external donor reporting requirements as necessary

    • Respond to periodic requests for assistance from other staff members

    • Other duties assigned as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS& CHARACTERISTICS

    The best applicants will combine relevant know-how with excellent people skills and an ability to get things done under challenging conditions. This is a special opportunity for someone who wants to use their skills and experience to improve the lives of people around the world.

    • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in operations research, quantitative analysis or related field a distinct advantage

    • Minimum of five years of experience in humanitarian/development programming

    • At least three years working directly in a MEL role required along with a thorough familiarity with the principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation using both quantitative and qualitative methods and how to disseminating learning throughout an organization

    • Demonstrated ability to adapt and work effectively in dynamic and demanding operational environments including with organizations that are at a founding/early stage

    • Experience working with grant funds preferred including donors such as USAID, UN specialized agencies and other government/institutional donors

    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and in a collegial fashion with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures


    How to apply:

    Submit a cover letter that describes your qualifications, reasons for applying and understanding of the requirements outlined above. This letter should be no more than three pages. Please submit this cover letter along with your CV to: info (at) fieldready.org. The title “MEL Officer” must be included in the subject line.


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    Organization: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 15 Dec 2016

    Background

    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the focus of the political process to address Climate Change. The Convention secretariat supports the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol by a range of activities, including substantive and organizational support to meetings of the Parties.

    The Sustainable Development Mechanisms (SDM) programme is leading in the development and effective implementation of innovative approaches to broaden the engagement in and effectiveness of action to mitigate climate change and drive sustainable development. SDM supports the operationalization of the cooperative approaches established by Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and broader efforts to engage non-Party stakeholders in climate action. SDM manages the NAZCA platform, supports the COP Presidencies’ Climate Action Champions and supports the implementation of the three Kyoto mechanisms - the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Joint Implementation (JI), and International Emissions Trading (IET).

    The Regional Collaboration Centres (RCCs) of the UNFCCC secretariat support national climate action through capacity-building, technical assistance and strategic networking, sourcing know how and resources to drive clean development and were established to spread the benefits of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which spurs investment in sustainable development by rewarding projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015, the RCCs have increasingly become involved in supporting implementation of countries’ nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under that agreement.

    Purpose

    Under the direct supervision of the lead, RCC Bangkok, the consultant will provide necessary support to and outputs related to the communication and outreach of RCC in the Asia and the Pacific region.

    Tasks

    The consultant, in liaison with RCC staff based in Bangkok, will be responsible for the following tasks:

    • Supporting the Lead, RCC Bangkok in taking stock of the communication and outreach needs in the region, including preparation of data gathering tool such as surveys;
    • Conducting the research on the best practices of UN agencies and other international organizations on the communication and outreach activities to promote the interventions for attainment of organizational objectives;
    • Developing an outline of the elements, structure and content for the RCC communication and outreach strategy;
    • Based on the needs assessment, research and consultations, providing technical support to the Lead, RCC Bangkok in developing and implementing the RCC communication and outreach strategy.
    • Recommending adjustments for designing communication and outreach strategy (including short and long term activities) for the RCC (covering scope of its work including climate action);
    • Identifying the improvement areas in the existing products related to communication and outreach of RCC Bangkok;
    • Based on the strategic objectives of the RCC, proposing an engagement approach with stakeholders and partners in the region to support, catalyze and moving forward the work of RCC Bangkok;

    Timeframe

    Duration of the assignment is 120 working days in a seven-month period expected to start from 5 December 2016.

    Duty station and places of travel

    The consultant will be needed to work in RCC Office, Bangkok on need basis, including participation in the meetings. As determined by the lead, RCC Bangkok, the consultant may also attend the events / meetings which are relevant to the development of products under this consultancy, as when needed.

    Requirements

    • Minimum five (05) years of working professional experience in the field of communication;
    • In-depth understanding of the communication and outreach activities;
    • Solid communication and research skills;
    • Previous working experience in an international organization is an asset;
    • Previous experience in the Asia and the Pacific region is an asset.

    How to apply:

    Send your application to: regionalcentre-HR@iges.or.jp, yu@iges.or.jp


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    Organization: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 12 Jan 2017

    Position description:

    The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is looking for a Regional Adaptation Coordinator based in its Regional Centre in Bangkok to support the Centre’s adaptation portfolio. She/he will have fundamental knowledge in the broad areas of adaptation to climate change impacts and will have proven experience building productive relationships with developing countries, donors, NGOs and other stakeholders in Asia-Pacific.

    As a seconded expert to the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) at the Asian Institute of Technology, part of the Regional Adaptation Coordinator’s time will focus on managing Climate Change Asia—Catalysing Capacity for Action, a programme at the Asian Institute of Technology (CCA@AIT). The other part of her/his time will be spent on providing programmatic and technical assistance to the IGES Regional Centre’s climate change portfolio under the Seventh Phase Integrative Strategic Programme of IGES (ISRP7), including supporting current and future activities of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan.

    Duties and responsibilities:

    Reporting to the Director of the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) at the Asian Institute of Technology and the Director of the IGES Regional Centre, she/he will:

    · Serve as the key focal point for all CCA@AIT activities by liaising closely with internal and external partners to meet the programme’s objectives;

    · Design, prepare, implement and monitor all CCA@AIT’s capacity building activities, including organizing trainings and workshops, under the guidance of the Coordination Group and in consultation with internal and external partners;

    · Support developing country officials with project proposals preparation and development;

    · Prepare and organize Coordination Group meetings and other related consultations with internal and external stakeholders for CCA@AIT;

    · Identify opportunities for RRC.AP’s activities to be synergized with CCA@AIT in close consultations with RRC.AP’s Climate Change Cluster;

    · Refine and improve CCA@AIT’s operational structure, system and functions, under the guidance of Coordination Group, to meet regional needs;

    · Lead and organize outreach activities to developing countries and donors to raise awareness about the work and activities of CCA@AIT;

    · Design and conduct fund-raising activities, including identifying new donors and implementing partnership strategies to expand the presence of CCA@AIT and the IGES Regional Centre in Asia-Pacific; and

    · Provide programmatic and technical assistance to the IGES Regional Centre’s climate change portfolio, including supporting current and future activities of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan; and

    · Strengthen the IGES Regional Centre’s climate change portfolio by developing new project ideas and business opportunities and engaging with new partners and donors.

    Requirements:

    • Master’s degree in environmental studies, economics, engineering, or another relevant field;
    • At least 8 years of relevant professional work and project management experience, preferably in developing countries, in related climate change sectors (e.g. water management, agriculture, urban resilience, disaster risk management, etc.);
    • Previous field experience developing and implementing climate change projects is an advantage;
    • Previous experience at relevant international and regional organizations is a plus;
    • Excellent command of the English language (writing and speaking);
    • Knowledge of the Japanese language is an advantage; and
    • Excellent interpersonal, project management and organizational skills, including the ability to efficiently take up multiple tasks under pressure and meet tight deadlines with attention to detail and quality.

    Term of Employment:

    The term of this position is initially offered for one year with a possible extension of up to two years subject to fund availability. Considering the time required for attaining a work permit for non-Thai nationals from the Thai authorities, an employment term of one year is usually offered initially. A probationary period of three months at the beginning of the term of employment will be also considered for applicants.

    Place of Work:

    The IGES Regional Centre office located in downtown Bangkok (604 SG Tower, 6th Floor 161/1 Soi Mahadlek Luang 3, Rajdamri Road, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330).

    The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) at the Asian Institute of Technology is located in Pathumthani, Thailand (RRC.AP, 3rd Floor, Outreach Building, 58 Moo 9 Km 42, Paholyothin Highway, Asian Institute of Technology, KlongLuang, Pathumthani 12120).

    Remuneration:

    Salary will conform to the IGES Regional Centre’s payment system. Relevant work experience and professional skills will be taken into account. Income tax withholding and other requirements will be complied with under Thai laws.

    Working conditions:

    Annual paid leave and other holidays will conform to the practice in Thailand and in accordance with the relevant rules observed at IGES Regional Centre under Thai labour laws.

    Reporting:

    The Regional Adaptation Coordinator will report to the Director of Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) and the Director of IGES Bangkok Regional Centre.

    About IGES and IGES Regional Centre:

    Established in 1998, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is an independent, non-profit environmental policy think-tank, with headquarters based in Japan that goes beyond research to provide practical ways to protect the earth's environment and to realise greater sustainability and equity in the global community. While the outlook of IGES is global, the principal geographical scope of its activities is the Asia-Pacific region. IGES activities include strategic research, outreach, networking, multi-stakeholder dialogue and capacity development.

    Since 2003, IGES has been operating a project office in cooperation with the Regional Resources Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) of the Asian Institute for Technology (AIT), Pathumthani, Thailand. In 2011, the project office was upgraded to the IGES Regional Centre located in downtown Bangkok (Patumwan, Bangkok) to strengthen its functions and expand activities under the missions of IGES. The IGES Regional Centre is a growing operation unit that responds to the needs of the institute as well as stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region.

    About CCA@AIT:

    In January 2016, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) launched the Climate Change Asia—Catalyzing Capacity for Action, at Asian Institute of Technology (CCA@AIT) to meet the capacity building needs in Asia, in line with the Paris Agreement and 2030 Development Agenda. The overall goal of the CCA@AIT programme is to assist countries to meet, and even surpass, the targets outlined in their INDCs by enhancing national capacities to meet diverse but specific needs—technical, institutional and policy-related.

    The programme has two broad outputs: (i) to build capacities of at least 5,000 government officials, private sector managers, NGOs and other key actors in identifying and managing climate change responses, over the next five years, consistent with nationally determined contributions; and (ii) to translate these enhanced capacities into on-the-ground action, by equipping countries with the knowledge and skills required to prepare, secure financing for, and implement 'bankable' climate change mitigation and adaptation projects.


    How to apply:

    A cover letter and a recent CV must be sent by email to the following address. The position is available now and will remain open until filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Reference letter(s) from supervisor(s) in past positions (latest preferred) may be requested for short-listed candidates. Additional materials may be also requested in time for the interview.

    Send your application to: regionalcentre-HR@iges.or.jp


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