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    Organization: La Chaîne de l'Espoir
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 31 Dec 2018


    La Chaîne de l’Espoir is a French NGO providing vulnerable children in developing countries with access to medical care.

    In 2005, La Chaîne de l’Espoir built the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) in Kabul, a non-for-profit paediatric hospital designed to offer high-quality surgical care to young patients. Since 2006, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is responsible for the global management of the FMIC, with La Chaîne de l’Espoir providing medical support. In 2016, the hospital expanded with the opening of the Mother and Child Centre providing gynaecology, obstetrics and neonatology services.

    In Afghanistan, La Chaîne de l’Espoir is meant to provide:

    o Support and advice, training and medical, paramedical, biomedical and technical assistance, for missions of volunteers of La Chaîne de l’Espoir in their field of expertise.

    o A contribution to the solidarity fund, the social programme of the FMIC, the aim of which is to facilitate access to medical and surgical treatments for disadvantaged children.

    o Access to health care services for the poorest children and mothers of the remote regions of Afghanistan through the Welfare programme and the “Mother and Children’s Pavilion”.

    The budget of the multiannual programme (2018-2021) amounts to 10 million euros. It is financed by the Agence Française de Développement (French Agency for Development) for up to 7 million euros.

    Specific context of this mission in 2019: La Chaîne de l’Espoir will continue to encourage care quality with a special focus on gynaecology-obstetrics, cardiology and heart surgery, in particular for adults. La Chaîne de l’Espoir also steps up its participation in the academic training in addition to the training provided within FMIC services. La Chaîne de l’Espoir will continue to defend free access to quality specialty care for the most vulnerable Afghan children and women.

    Security environment: The security environment remains relatively unstable in Kabul. The country coordinator works and lives on the extensive grounds of the French hospital located in the south of the city. Travel within the city is permitted only for professional reasons and subject to FMIC approval.


    Within the general programme policy implemented by La Chaîne de l’Espoir and the broad guidelines defined for the Afghanistan programme, the country coordinator is responsible for monitoring projects on the ground in close collaboration with the head office of La Chaîne de l’Espoir in Paris, local partners and local project teams. The country coordinator represents the NGO with partners and funders.


    o N+2: Programme Director

    o N+1: Programme coordinator

    o N-1: Expatriate project manager of the Mother and Children’s Pavilion and national team composed of about 20 people.


    All the activities are carried out in close collaboration with the head office.

    o Monitor the ongoing projects of La Chaîne de l’Espoir in Afghanistan: the training and care project at the FMIC and the Mother and Children’s Pavilion. Regarding the Mother and Children’s Pavilion, the country coordinator supervises the medical and social project and the HR organisation.

    o Facilitate and monitor the medical, paramedical and coordination missions (reception and briefing on security context, management and debriefing of missionaries from La Chaîne de l’Espoir in Kabul). Some 60 missions are organised every year.

    o Ensure the development and implementation of support (accounting, budgets, treasury, procurement, HR, stocks, etc.) and internal control procedures: he/she ensures they are strictly applied and comply with the principles, regulations and procedures defined by La Chaîne de l’Espoir and the funders, in conjunction with the project manager and the head office departments concerned.

    o Work in close collaboration with the FMIC on the collection and circulation of data,

    o Guarantee the quality of budget management and of the financial information reported to the head office;

    o Ensure representation of La Chaîne de l’Espoir with the partners of the FMIC, the French Embassy, the technical and financial partners and NGOs present in Afghanistan, and local collectives of which La Chaîne de l’Espoir is a member.

    o Monitors the security situation and the observance of the staff security instructions sent by La Chaîne de l’Espoir in Afghanistan: in conjunction with the hospital’s management and the security managers of the FMIC and AKDN. The country coordinator attends the security meetings organised by INSO and the French Embassy; he/she is responsible for informing the embassy about current missions (presence of expatriates at the FMIC) and forwarding to the head office any urgent information at once.

    o Ensure the visibility of La Chaîne de l’Espoir and its programme in Afghanistan (articles, newsletter, events, etc.);

    o Prepares reports to funders in collaboration with the head office and the institutional funding manager.

    o Seeks financing with institutional and private donors.

    The country coordinator reports to the head office any problems occurring or expected to occur in the implementation of the actions of La Chaîne de l’Espoir in Afghanistan.

    Applicant’s Experience/Training


    Graduate in development and/or humanitarian or social sciences project management, international relations with some experience in development project management.


    o Previous experience of 3 to 5 years in development and/or humanitarian project management.

    o At least one expatriation experience in a difficult country.

    o Some experience in the health sector is an asset.

    o Some knowledge of the Afghanistan/Pakistan region would be appreciated.

    Spoken languages

    o Perfect command of written and spoken French and English

    Applicant’s quality

    Abilities and skills matching the job profile

    o Good sense of diplomacy, able to work in a horizontal mode of operation with local partners

    o Adequate knowledge of project cycle

    o Expertise in safety management

    o Good writing and synthesis skills

    o Autonomy, proactivity

    o Standard computer skills (Microsoft office package and internet)

    o Good oral presentation, representational capacity

    High tolerance for stress, capacity to live in complete or partial isolation.

    Employment contract

    Fixed-term contract

    Duration of the contract

    1-Year renewable contract


    Compensation and benefits:

    o Starting gross monthly salary between €2,400 and €2,800 according to experience (+ 13th month).

    o Per diem: €1,000 per month

    Transport and accommodation:

    o Travel to the place of work and local transportation covered

    o Single room in collective housing

    Medical coverage:

    o 100% medical and repatriation insurance

    Holidays and RnR days:

    o 2 days of paid holiday per month worked + 6 RnR days every 8 weeks

    o Travel expense from the place of work to the home address covered

    How to apply:

    Documents to be sent

    CV + cover letter + references from the 3 last employers to be sent to:

    Philippe LE GOFF

    Sophie TRAN

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    Organization: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 02 Jan 2019

    Position: Communications and Knowledge Management Manager
    Type of employment: Full-time
    Duty station: Bangkok, Thailand, with frequent travel
    Contract duration: 3 years (renewable)

    Note: Applications for this position are processed on a rolling basis; qualified candidates shall be interviewed as applications come in. The vacancy posting will remain open until the position is filled. Potential candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.

    About IGES
    The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is an independent think tank and strategic policy research institute that conducts innovative policy development and strategic research for environmental measures, reflecting the results of research into political decisions for realising sustainable development both in the Asia-Pacific region and globally. IGES works closely with national governments, local authorities, international organisations, research institutes, businesses, NGOs and local communities on various critical environmental issues including climate change mitigation and adaptation, forest and biodiversity conservation, water resource management, sustainable consumption and production, waste management, integrated policies for sustainable societies and sustainable cities.
    With headquarters in Hayama, Japan, the Institute has a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region, with offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Kansai, Kitakyushu and Tokyo.

    This position is based in the IGES Bangkok Regional Centre (BRC) (

    I. Profile of position
    Duties and responsibilities

    The selected Officer will:

    • Lead the development and implementation of cohesive outreach and communications strategies to support national and international projects, including a monitoring and evaluation system
    • Review existing outreach/branding materials, publicity materials, communication products / press releases templates / visuals, marketing and promotion tools
    • Develop, lead and/or administer targeted campaigns including through traditional and new media. Work across the region with different groups including national governments, businesses and NGOs,
    • Develop clear guidelines for technical products and coordinate teams of technical experts. Identify vendors (PR agencies; Media/social media agencies; Regional media monitoring agencies, etc.) and develop necessary documentation & budgets to launch procurement processes
    • Author reports, articles and other materials for internal and external publications


    • Experience in management of information programmes or campaigns
    • Experience with web-based information and discussion systems and good understanding of technicalities related to website creation and management
    • Computer literate, excellent knowledge of internet and media, with proven experience on organizing social marketing campaigns
    • Knowledge of and experience of working on sustainable development or related issues
    • Pragmatic organiser and team worker
    • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to develop effective partnerships and build networks
    • Excellent organisational, communication, analytical and document-writing skills
    • Experience of working in the communication sector in Asia an asset
    • Previous experience with international programmes such as USAID and EU-funded projects, or working with international organisations is an advantage


    • Minimum a Master’s Degree or equivalent in a field related to media or external relations – including, e.g., journalism, media studies, international relations, political studies, development, sociology, etc.
    • Minimum of 5 years of general professional experience in fields related to outreach, communications, knowledge management or related field
    • Fluent command of both written and spoken English
    • Knowledge of communication and outreach systems, including both traditional and new media platforms and formats

    II. Terms of Employment:
    Term of employment:

    The term of this position is initially offered until December 2021. Possible extension of contract is subject to funding availability, job performance, and agreement between IGES and employee. 6 month-probation period is 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).


    • Monthly payment will be based on Annual Salary. Salary is determined along the IGES Remuneration Regulations, taking into consideration the applicant’s qualification, expertise, responsibilities, and achievements from his/her previous work.
    • Performance bonus will be provided reflecting the staff performance at the end of each fiscal year. As reference, the amount for Satisfactory performance is at least 2% of the Annual Salary.
    • 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:
    • Hours of work: Discretionary Work System. Mon-Fri (9.30-18.00)
    • Twenty days paid leave is provided per fiscal year.
    • Special holidays and other leaves, such as sick leave, are provided in accordance with internal rules and Thai labour laws.
    • Health insurance as well as business travel insurance will be provided by IGES Regional Centre. Under the legal requirement of Thailand, BRC will provide Social Security Fund Retirement allowance is provided.
    • Transportation expenses for appointment relocation will be covered by IGES.
    • Holidays: Saturdays and Sundays, maximum nineteen (19) holidays are provided per year, including Thai National Labor Day. The number of holidays and actual dates will be decided by IGES Regional Centre at the beginning of each year.
      Other Conditions:

    • Health conditions: The applicant should be in good health, physically and mentally.

    • Mission Travel: This position involves frequent travel, depending on the responsibilities. Applicant should be capable of conducting missions abroad as well as in remote locations within Thailand.

    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to submit the following to:

    • Letter of Motivation explaining why you are interested in the position
    • Detailed curriculum vitae indicating previous positions, current and expected salary
    • Names, positions and contact details of three professional referees
    • Samples of writing and/or publicationPlease note that documents submitted as part of the application will not be returned. Do not submit original certificates.

    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.