Call for Expressions of Interest for consultants: Apply now!!!

Call for Expressions of Interest for consultants: Apply now!!

Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the NFM3 Program Review (National Alignment for HIV Impact project) for People Who Use Drugs in 13 GF States.

  1. PURPOSE

DHRAN is inviting expressions of interest (EOI) from qualified persons; for the review of the NAHI project for People Who Use Drugs in the 13 GF States.

DHRAN will work collaboratively with the Consultant to undertake a programmatic review to generate information for decision-making to inform the NFM4 funding request development for People who Use Drugs. This will include a review of programmatic, gaps, and enablers of service quality and uptake in the NFM3.

DHRAN will award a consultant to undertake the review of applications submitted in response to this EOI. Please note that no fee is required for the submission of these applications. The EOI is issued as a public notice to ensure that all interested persons have a fair opportunity to submit applications for funding. Submission of the EOI does not constitute an award commitment on the part of DHRAN nor does it commit DHRAN to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of an application. Furthermore, DHRAN reserves the right to reject any or all applications submitted.

  1. SCOPE OF SERVICE

The Consultant will be responsible for undertaking a programmatic review in the 13 GF states with community-led organizations providing comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and support, referrals, and linkage to treatment services and Harm Reduction Services for People Who Use Drugs in the 13 GF States. The targeted Officers of the Organization are the Programs, Monitoring and Evaluation, Care Officers, and Outreach workers. The review will be used to inform decision-making and priorities of people who use drugs in the NFM4 in the form of a Policy brief.

  1. INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS

3.1. ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for the consultancy, interested persons must meet the minimum criteria:

Eligibility Criteria for Application 

  • Experience in Key Population Interventions especially Drug User HIV and Harm Reduction Interventions.
  • Good communication skills
  • Good understanding of GF processes
  • Good reporting Skills

3.2. GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS

Imo, Enugu, Edo, Ebonyi, Abia, Plateau, Gombe, Kano, Kaduna, Taraba, Anambra, Oyo, and Nassarawa State

3.3. DELIVERABLES

S/N1 Activity Output Timeline
1. Inception Meeting with team leads of PWUD organizations implementing the GF NAHI project. – Report of Inception Meeting December 3, 2022
2. Development of Questionnaire – Questionnaire for programmatic review developed for CBOs, SRs, and PR December 7, 2022
3. Virtual KII with Programs, Outreach, M&E, and Care Officers of PWUD organizations – Report of Programmatic Review with Implementing CBOs.Note:

Gaps, enablers of service uptake, and good practices should be highlighted in the report.

The report should follow the combination HIV Strategy (Behavioural, Biomedical, and Structural Interventions).

December 9, 2022
4. Virtual KII with Sub-recipient of the GF NAHI project – Report of Programmatic review with SR December 12, 2022
5. Virtual KII with Principal Recipient of the GF NAHI Project – Report of Programmatic Review with PR December 15, 2022
6. Development of Policy Brief on the GF NAHI Project Programmatic review for PWUDs – Policy Brief on the implementation of the GF NAHI Project for People who use drugs. December 30, 2022

3.3. INSTRUCTIONS

Expression of interest may be sent electronically to info@dhran.ng with the Subject: “Expression of Interest – GF NAHI Programmatic Review”.

Applicants must submit their CV and an expression of Interest indicating their suitability for the consultancy.  Please note that all requests need to include the Name of the person and phone number. The deadline for submission of expression of interest is Tuesday, November 28, 2022, at 11:59 pm.

Programs Manager for DRF Project @ Hope Inspired Foundation for Women and Youths (HIFWY)

BACKGROUND
Hope Inspired Foundation for Women and Youths (HIFWY) is a woman-led Organisation, founded in 2015 with the mission to empower women and youths with disabilities, through education, capacity building and self-determination for independence and productive living as well as equal participation in all aspects of community life.

 

The Hope Inspired  Foundation for Women and Youths (HIFWY), with funding from the disability Rights Fund (DRF), is implementing a one-year project(September 1, 2022, to August31, 2023) titled “strengthening Community Engagement to Deepen Sexuality Education for Women and Girls with Disabilities in Lagos State”.

 

The project aims to improve access to inclusive, comprehensive sexuality education for women and girls with disabilities, strengthening their capacity as self-advocates in the promotion of their sexual rights, and in sensitizing the public on the sexuality and sexual rights of women and girls with disabilities. It is expected that, an improved access to sexuality education will serve as an entry point in the prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls with disabilities.

 

As Programs Manager, the holder of this role will help align operations with the objectives of HIFWY, execute effective strategies for the project implementation, and deliver on key Organizational objectives. We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Programs Manager for DRF Project

 

Location: Lagos

 

Employment Type: Full-time

 

Reporting line: Founder and Executive Director

 

Job Description
Overarching Purpose:
To facilitate the implementation of our Disability Rights Fund (DRF) funded project in line with the overall Agenda of HIFWY and the Board management.

 

Responsibilities:
 Day-to-day coordination of the project activities and the actualization of its set objectives.
 Direct phases of project from inception through completion
 Provide regular updates to management, team on work performed, plans, and project budget execution status.
 Creating and managing virtual and physical project activities and other project related engagement and programs of HIFWY.
 Communicate project expectations to project partners, stakeholders as well as team members in a timely clear fashion
 Manage and provide content for the social media engagement of the project.
 Identify project problems obtaining solutions, like allocation of resources.
 Direct the work of employees and/or Consultants procured for the project including from service, technical, finance, and administrative Program Management Office areas.
 Evaluating impact of programs and providing quarterly/Annual reporting on project activities and impact.
 Develop partnerships that will drive sustainability of the project after the implementation year (2023).
 Facilitate the process of impact assessment of programs on beneficiaries.
 Develop quality and standard periodic project reports for HIFWY’s management and Funders (weekly, monthly, quarterly).
 Day-to-day coordination of existing programs and volunteer operations on the project.
 Oversee the preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly financial reports, as well as, annual activity-based project budgets and reports.
 Support proposal development for grants and other fund-raising initiatives for HIFWY.
 Responsible for any other tasks relating to Organizational Strengthening of HIFWY, as may emerge or may be assigned.

 

Qualification / Experience
 Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Program Management or other related disciplines with over 5 years’ strategy and programs management experience in the Development sector (especially in a disability focused NGO or youth development space)
 Very knowledgeable on Disability Rights particularly those of women/girls with Disabilities and Women’s rights in general and relevant issues
 He/she must be an experienced trainer and facilitator
 Strong community mobilization skills and stakeholder management, practical experience working in the Disability community is an added advantage.
 Experience in designing or driving innovative funding strategies or idea development, community outreach for non-profits.
 Excellent oral, writing/reporting skills
 Strong organization and management skills
 Ability to work under pressure and be flexible as well
 Commitment to the mission and values of HIFWY.

 

Application Closing Date
10th November 2022.

 

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Send Cv’s and Cover letter to hopeinspired1@gmail.com or info@hopeinspiredfoundation.com.

 

Please include “Application: Program Manager” in the email subject.
Note: Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

 

(HIFWY) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an inclusive organization, we welcome qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and cultures who reflect the (HIFWY) values. Persons with Disabilities particularly Women with Disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program Development Support Supervisor @ Hope Inspired foundation

BACKGROUND
The Hope Inspired foundation for women and youth, HIFWY is a woman led Organisation focused on inclusive development particularly relating to Disability inclusion. It was founded February 27th, 2015 and Registered as a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Abuja, with RC number; 75802. The aim of HIFWY, is to provide a platform that will amplify the voices of women and youths with disabilities, create safe spaces for them to build self-confidence, promote their wellbeing and protect their rights; and through education, empowerment, and advocacy, enable them to thrive and make meaningful contributions in society.

 

Presently, Hope Inspired Foundation for Women and Youths (HIFWY), with funding from the disability Rights Fund (DRF), is implementing a one-year project(September 1, 2022, to August31, 2023) titled “strengthening Community Engagement to Deepen Sexuality Education for Women and Girls with Disabilities in Lagos State”. The project aims to improve access to inclusive, comprehensive sexuality education for women and girls with disabilities, strengthening their capacity as self-advocates in the promotion of their sexual rights, and in sensitizing the public on the sexuality and sexual rights of women and girls with disabilities.

 

HIFWY is seeking a Program Development Support Supervisor, who will provide program supervisory support to HIFWY’s project teams and execute effective strategies for sustainability and deliver on key Organizational objectives. We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Programs Program Development Support Supervisor

 

Location: Lagos

Employment Type: Part-time

Reporting line: Founder and Executive Director

 

Job Description

Overarching Purpose:
To provide program supervisory support to HIFWY’s project teams and execute effective strategies for sustainability and deliver on key Organizational objectives. The Program Development Support Supervisor works in collaboration with the program technical unit, Finance, Human Resource and (HIFWY) International and other affiliates to ensure the successful completion and responsiveness to (HIFWY) program development opportunities, coordinates the development of proposals, responsible for a number of proposal deliverables, and ensures timely submission of proposals.

 

The Program Development Support Supervisor plays a support role in coordinating HIFWY’s existing projects, positioning activities for new funding opportunities, and assist with general department administrative duties as needed.

 

Responsibilities:
 Perform and overseeing role of the entire project team, supervising project implementation and operations (25%).
 Coordinating team communications through meetings and email and ensuring clarity of roles and responsibilities of team members
 Support start up project implementation until full project take off.
 Representing Senior Management of HIFWY in high level program engagements/advocacies and strategic meetings.
 Proposal Coordination and Development (65%)
 In collaboration with (HIFWY) leadership, contribute to annual and multi-year Program development strategies that leverage (HIFWY) capabilities to identify and win new funding opportunities, contributing to financial sustainability across the organization
 Within (HIFWY) target technical, donor, and geographic priorities, serve as a ‘positioning lead’
to identify new business opportunities, ensure up-to-date donor knowledge, and coordinate geographic relationships with (HIFWY) staff, potential partners, and consultants.
 Prepare concept notes and project proposals including budgets in line with organizational objectives, guidelines, and priorities.
 Coordinate proposal development process and all internal and external inputs to the proposal,
including: – Developing and managing a calendar and outline for the technical and cost proposals
 Collecting and tracking proposal-related information and disseminating information to team members
 Communicate with partner organizations about (HIFWY) proposal policies, procedures, standard forms, and requirements, and facilitate communications within the team.
 Work with technical team to develop annexes/attachments, diagrams, and figures to meet the requirements of a solicitation and showcase the work of (HIFWY).
 Coordinate reviews of proposal drafts by internal and external reviewers. Ensure reviewers’ availability. May also be assigned to review drafts for issues of presentation, compliance of response, and responsiveness to bid document
 Responsible for creating the final technical proposal, which entails formatting in Word document and is comprehensive, compliant, and delivered on time Organising delivery arrangements by shipment, travel, or electronically, and making sure the customer acknowledges receipt of the proposal.
 Proposal Close Out: Organize electronic proposal documents according to (HIFWY) procedure.
Coordinate after action review. Update proposal-related materials in (HIFWY) file systems
 Cultivate relationships with specific partners and coordinate regular communications with strategic partners as necessary.
 Capacity Building and Transitional Project Management (10%)
 Build the capacity of other staff in production of proposals and other areas.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
 A Bachelor’s degree (Masters Preferred) in Program Management, Strategic Management, Development Studies, humanity, the broad social sciences, or other related disciplines.
 Minimum of 5 years of work experience, with specific experience in Program Management, Resource mobilization, Fund Raising in development work.
 Skills in persuasive writing and the ability to present technical ideas in a concise way that is relatively free of jargon
 Experience in proposal development strongly desirable
 Knowledge of or interest in proposal management standards
 Very knowledgeable about organizational operations and procedures,
 Professional and working knowledge on Disability Rights particularly those of women/girls with Disabilities and Women’s rights in general and relevant issues will be an added advantage.
 Ability to initiate and organize work, establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment, and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality
 Excellent research, data analysis/synthesis, editing and presentation skills
 Excellent oral, writing/reporting skills
 Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
 Demonstrated good judgment and ability to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously and work proactively.

 

Application Closing Date
10th November 2022.

 

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Send Cv’s and Cover letter to hopeinspired1@gmail.com or info@hopeinspiredfoundation.com.
Please include “Application PDSS” in the email subject.

 

Note: Only qualified applicants will be contacted.
(HIFWY) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an inclusive organization, we welcome qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and cultures who reflect the (HIFWY) values. Persons with Disabilities particularly Women with Disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Centre for Human Rights invites applications for tutors for the LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa

The Centre for Human Rights invites applications for tutors for the LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa

The Centre for Human Rights invites applications for tutors for the LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa

Call for applications: Tutors for the LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa

The Centre for Human Rights seeks a qualified person who can combine the roles of a doctoral candidate and act as a tutor for the Centre’s flagship Master’s programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa. This is a one-year position, but is renewable depending on the availability of funding, the Centre’s operational needs and the incumbent’s performance. The successful applicant should be able to start on 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Responsibilities as tutor:
• Research on topics related to human rights in Africa;
• Publication of accredited research outputs;
• Tutoring of Master’s students; and
• Being involved with the daily operations of the LLM/MPhil (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa).

Requirements:
Minimum:
• A Masters’ degree in human rights law or in a closely related field.

Experience:

Desirable:
• Some lecturing or teaching experience, preferably in tertiary education and/or civil society sector;
• Experience as part of diverse, multi-national team; and
• Leadership experience.

Duration:
• 3 years (minimum guaranteed period)

Starting date:
• January 2023

Based at:
• Centre for Human Rights

Stipend:
R220 000 covers the following:
• Tuition and registration fees
• Accommodation in University of Pretoria student residences (or equivalent ZAR amount)
• A monthly stipend for your research work and personal assistance
• Contribution towards medical insurance

APPLICATIONS INFORMATION
Qualified applicants should submit their applications, in English, consisting of:
• A letter of motivation one page long, indicating how the applicant meets the eligibility criteria (and indicating when the applicant would be able to start);
• A Curriculum Vitae (CV) of not more than 4 pages, with at least 2 contactable professional referees; and
• An outline of your proposed doctoral research (500 words).

Applications should be submitted via email to Dr. Primrose E.R. Kurasha –
primrose.kurasha@up.ac.za – with the subject line 2023 tutor for LLM/MPhil (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa)
Applications close on Monday 14 November 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

MANAGER – AFRICAN CSO PLATFORM

WE ARE HIRING – JOIN OUR TEAM

Location: Dakar, Senegal or elsewhere in Africa

About EPIC-Africa

EPIC-Africa is a Senegal-based, pan-African organization that seeks to strengthen the ecosystem for philanthropy in Africa. EPIC-Africa is developing innovative approaches to help build a robust and resilient African civil society sector. The organization’s services and tools and creative use of data and technology create opportunities for CSOs and their funders to share knowledge, build capacity and scale impact.

About the African CSO Platform

EPIC-Africa is currently developing the African CSO Platform, our new one-stop online entry point to the African CSO sector. The platform will become EPIC-Africa’s flagship initiative. It will enable local and international funders to identify and connect with credible and validated CSOs working across Africa, facilitate interactions, enable valuable partnerships, and provide resources that will accelerate change in the sector. It will also allow CSOs to demonstrate their transparency and accountability to potential funders and those they serve, propel African CSOs to higher standards of performance, strengthen solidarity among CSOs and enhance their credibility and legitimacy and the sector’s ability to fend off constant attacks by governments seeking to limit civic space.

EPIC-Africa seeks to appoint a Manager to oversee the implementation, ongoing development, and expansion of the African CSO Platform.

We are looking for a smart, curious, creative, energetic, and results-oriented person who shares our passion for technology, social justice and change in Africa.

Job Purpose

  • Plan and implement the platform’s overall program of activities in accordance with EPIC-Africa’s mission, vision and objectives;

  • Develop an annual budget, business plan and operational plan to guide the platform’s ongoing implementation;

  • Conceptualize and implement new project initiatives to support the platform’s strategic objectives and direction;

  • Oversee the ongoing technical design and development of new platform features in conjunction with technology partners;

  • Develop an evaluation framework to assess the platform’s strengths and impact and identify areas for improvement;

  • Identify and secure funding opportunities in support of the platform’s long-term sustainability and the continuous delivery of appropriate services;

  • Communicate, network, and liaise with CSOs and other stakeholders to generate content and support for the African CSO Platform;

  • Prepare reports on the platform’s performance for the Board, management and funders;

  • Ensure that the programme operates within its approved budget and available funding commitments;

  • Recruit, interview and appoint qualified staff members in conjunction with the Program Director;

  • Liaise with project managers to ensure effective and efficient program delivery;

  • Prepare strategic inputs and participate in management meetings;

  • Represent EPIC-Africa at internal and external events and functions as and when required;

  • Support other areas of EPIC-Africa’s work towards achieving its vision;

  • Contribute inputs for Board reports, annual reports and marketing material as needed.

Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Postgraduate degree in development studies, social sciences or related discipline;

  • Minimum of 7 -10 years related professional experience in senior management positions;

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the African CSO sector and philanthropy landscape;

  • Proven track record of executing strategy in a rapidly growing environment;

  • Strong orientation towards the use and application of online platforms and social media in knowledge generation and information dissemination;

  • Experience in leading and managing a team that is diverse and remotely located;

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in English. French will be an added advantage;

  • Experience managing strategic relationships with diverse partners and stakeholders across Africa and beyond;

  • Ability to think creatively and develop innovative approaches to CSOs information and data requirements;

  • Experience in fundraising and managing donor relations;

  • Good problem-solving and decision-making capabilities and interpersonal skills;

  • Ability to work in a start-up, fast-paced environment and handle unexpected events;

  • Excellent project management expertise, including the ability to develop timelines, manage multiple stakeholders and execute on time;

  • Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures;

  • Ability to integrate technology creatively and effectively into program design and content development;

  • Ability to research and synthesize information quickly and apply it to programs;

  • Willingness to work on a flexible schedule and travel is critical;

  • Commitment to high integrity, ethics and professionalism;

  • Ability to operate effectively both as part of a team and independently;

  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize competing tasks;

  • A commitment to EPIC-Africa’s mission and vision.

Compensation

Annual gross salary of $60,000 to $70,000 plus other benefits.

How to Apply

EPIC-Africa is an equal opportunity employer that considers and promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and cover letter to careers@epic-africa.org.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the role is filled.

Executive Director, Africa Advocacy

Location: Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria, Dakar, Senegal, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

 

APPLY NOW

 

ABOUT ONE

ONE is a global movement campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030, so that everyone, everywhere can lead a life of dignity and opportunity.

We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality. Whether lobbying political leaders in world capitals or running cutting-edge grassroots campaigns, ONE pressures governments to do more to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, and empowers citizens to hold their governments to account.

ONE’s members are crucial to this work. They come from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum. They’re artists and activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists. They take action day in, day out — organizing, mobilizing, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive.

ONE teams in Abuja, Berlin, Brussels, Dakar, Johannesburg, London, New York, Ottawa, Paris and Washington DC, educate and lobby governments to shape policy solutions that save and improve millions of lives — and which every year are under threat from cuts and other priorities.

ONE is grounded in a mission, vision and set of values that provide a foundation for our work. At ONE, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about making change and who will strive to embody our values. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with our values and mission statement before submitting your application.

Employees of ONE work in a collaborative and creative environment. When you work for ONE, you will receive excellent benefits along with the opportunity to be part of an international organization and contribute to our mission to end extreme poverty and preventable disease.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY 

The Executive Director partners with the senior leadership team to set the agenda and overall strategic initiatives for ONE’s advocacy work in the Africa market. The ED is integral to leading the organization in its shift to becoming more Africa-centric in both its voice and development initiatives. The ED is an essential member of the ONE team, a group of talented professionals dedicated to the common goals of ending extreme poverty and preventable disease. They champion this cause through the development of innovative and strategic initiatives to achieve ONE’s mission.

Reporting to the President and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, this role is crucial in maintaining our engagement and dialogue with key stakeholders in Sub-Saharan Africa. The ED will regularly engage high-level governmental leaders, policymakers, civil society organizations, citizens, the private sector and media. The ED will drive the implementation of the “Building out ONE in Africa” strategy while participating in our work with G7/20 Governments, ensuring commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and collaborating with the African Union on agenda 2063 priorities. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of working at the executive level to implement strategic and creative initiatives across a global organization.

Location:  Abuja, Dakar or Johannesburg, with frequent international travel.

IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL: 

The main responsibilities of the Executive Director fall into four key categories: Strategy and Leadership, Building Out ONE in Africa, Stakeholder Engagement and Communications and Management and Leadership.

Strategy and Leadership

  • Lead ONE’s advocacy work with Sub-Saharan Africa governments, Pan-African institutions and civil society by securing key partnerships and representing ONE in high-level dialogue with leaders on substantive policy issues
  • Collaborate with the senior leadership team on the planning and implementation of strategic goals across the organization, particularly through the Africa lens
  • Provide internal leadership to ONE on Africa-based or relevant issues driving thought leadership for ONE’s management team and staff, and in general, help create a learning environment for the team

Building Out ONE (BOA) In Africa

  • Lead the Africa Team to contribute to ONE’s strategic shift to a more authentic African voice by inspiring and guiding the ONE team to implement and live out the BOA strategic priorities
  • Provide guidance on the range of issues outlined in the BOA strategy, including job creation, climate resilience, health and education, and governance and accountability.
  • Build ONE’s capacity in Africa to influence policy with select governments and pan-African institutions, including:
    • Growing the number of African voices on global platforms
    • Growing the number of campaigns/mechanisms that engage citizens
    • Growing the number of African countries committing/delivering to fulfill commitments (OGP, Malabo, Abuja)

Stakeholder Engagement & Communications

  • Oversee efforts to develop and sustain positive and productive relationships with key government officials, Africa policy research and think tanks, academics, the media, NGOs, the private sector, and other relevant communities across our key markets
  • Foster and develop champions and other influencers on pertinent issues from a range of communities and industries
  • Build and maintain executive-level, strategic working relationships with the leadership of African institutions including the African Union and the African Development Bank, African governments, private sector organisations, the media, and civil society groups
  • Engage African leadership, in both the public and private sector, in effective dialogue to ensure their input into the development of ONE’s policy, campaigning, and advocacy areas
  • Secure access for ONE to high-level strategic meetings, conferences, and events throughout Africa
  • Attend and represent ONE at AU Heads of State meetings and other high-level engagements

Management and Leadership

  • Lead, engage, and motivate a team of staff and consultants across Africa, including line management of senior expert staff
  • Contribute as a thought leader and help create a learning environment for the team and organization
  • Ensure that team members have clear roles and responsibilities, and management systems are accountable and transparent
  • Manage the performance and development of the Africa team including effective performance management, mentoring, recruitment, and retention to ensure optimal functioning and engagement
  • Contribute to and support an employee culture in Africa that is engaging, professional, and rewarding, resulting in the retention and growth of top talent
  • Oversee the effective development and management of the annual budgets for the Africa team in collaboration with the Global Operations team

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU 

  • 15+ years’ relevant experience, substantial experience within the non-profit sector and/or government sector in Africa is desirable
  • At least 10 years experience of managing high-performing teams, and coaching and mentoring senior staff
  • A proven leader and motivator of senior managers and staff, with a demonstrable commitment to best business practices and a clear track record of working within and developing strong, diverse teams of people with multiple perspectives and talents
  • An outstanding thought leader and influencer, with deep experience in engaging and influencing senior stakeholders across the public and civil society sectors.
  • Significant experience of operational and fiscal management, in particular overseeing the development and evaluation of high-level strategic plans and accounting for large budgets across multiple sites
  • Significant experience of risk, crisis and reputation management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to confidently debate our issues across multiple platforms and to a diverse set of stakeholders and critics
  • A demonstrable understanding of ONE’s policy areas and the relationship between campaigns, media, advocacy and policy
  • A clear and demonstrable appreciation of ONE’s non-partisan approach
  • Strong diplomatic skills with a successful history of working with policymakers at the senior government level in Africa
  • Extensive knowledge of African geo-politics, experience in Pan-African institutions and a strong understanding of how the strategies and objectives of the ONE Campaign can deliver effective change
  • A record of shaping effective strategies and delivering results
  • Fluent written and spoken English is essential, Fluency in French is desirable

OTHER ATTRIBUTES

  • Understanding of the complexities surrounding collaboration in a global and matrixed organisation
  • Independent professional approach, able to lead others in contributing to the overall goal of the organisation
  • Decisive, with a resourceful approach and results focus
  • Critical thinking and strategic mind-set
  • Significant emotional intelligence in high-pressure and stressful situations
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and relationship-building skills
  • Demonstrable commitment to diversity and respectful of all

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

If you are ready to join the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, please submit a resume and cover letter to this opening at ONE jobs (http://www.one.org/jobs).

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants. When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job, they may request it orally or in writing (please email recruiting@one.org). ONE will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner.

We understand that a diversity of strengths, experiences, and backgrounds makes our team stronger. If this position interests you, we encourage you to apply and tell us why you are a great candidate for the role. ONE does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. To learn more about our diversity and inclusion work and priorities, visit https://www.one.org/us/about/diversity/.

Due to the number of inquiries that ONE receives, we thank all candidates for their interest yet only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Research Manager Project @ Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation

Position : Research Manager
Project : Aig-Imoukhuede Public Sector Index
Reports to:  Project Manager
Employment Type : Consultancy

1. Overview of Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation
The Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation is a public-sector focused philanthropic organisation founded to improve
the lives of Africans through transformed public-service delivery and access to quality primary healthcare.
The Foundation is currently working with the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) to develop the AigImoukhuede Public Sector Index which seeks to measure the impact of public sector activities on the overall
productivity and economic growth of the Nigerian economy and on the well-being of its citizens.
Further information can be found at https://www.aigimoukhuedefoundation.org/

2. Introduction and Background to the Project
As part of its work to facilitate the transformation of the Nigerian public sector, the Measuring Performance
Thematic Working Group (MPTG) of Governance and Institutions Policy Commission (GIPC) of the Nigerian
Economic Summit Group (NESG) in conjunction with the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation, seeks to create a
Nigerian Public Sector Performance Index.

Public sector activities influence a country’s performance via two means – directly, through the level and changes of productivity within the public sector, and indirectly, by enabling enhanced productivity in the private sector. Public sector activities, therefore, have a direct influence on a country’s key economic and social indicators with research establishing a positive causal relationship between the efficiency of a country’s public sector and its economic and social development (OECD, 2001).

One of the ways increased efficiency in a country’s public sector can be facilitated is via the provision of information about public sector activities to stakeholders. Access to the right data can inform policy, stimulate research, and encourage informed debate. Indicator reports and indices are indispensable tools in information dissemination as they can present complex data in an accessible format, and they are useful in identifying trends in performance and policies and drawing attention to issues (OECD, 2008).

3. Job Summary
The Research Manager will lead the design and development of the Aig-Imoukhuede Public Sector Performance Index. Specifically, the Research Manager will supervise the ongoing data collection process, conduct the data analysis, and develop the Index data model.

Under the supervision of the Project Manager and the Working Committee, the Research Manager will lead the validation of the theoretical framework, research design, and methodology of the Index with a view to learning and improving the extended phase of the project. This will precede the completion of the pilot phase currently assessing the performance of ten (10) Federal Ministries.

An ideal candidate will be adept at public sector research, dataset development and modeling, and Index construction. S/he will be competent in data analysis and research processes as well as in generating evidence from a variety of data types and sources.

4. Responsibilities
Overall Responsibilities
The job will cover but not be limited to the following:
Research Management
• Prepare and manage desk research and literature reviews
• Prepare the methodology for the qualitative and quantitative research
• Coordinate primary and secondary research to ensure timely and robust data collection in line with international best practices.
• Evaluate responses of the public institutions being assessed vis-à-vis the supplied evidence, opinions of non-government stakeholders, and available secondary information.
• Provide robust analysis of the data/results on the public sector performance
• Develop full and synthesized reports, presentation summaries, research references, and records.
• Synthesize learning from the research studies, drawing implications and/or conclusions that are actionable, impactful, and accessible to stakeholders in the form of policy/strategy/technical notes Index Construction
• Apply index construction methodologies to translate raw data into index scores and ranking.
• Compile and organize various datasets and provide detailed interpretations of results.
• Develop interactive Excel-based tools to assist in the presentation and interpretation of the Index results.
• Develop data dictionary, input, and code data in the statistical software.

Data Visualisation and Management
• Design and implement effective database solutions and models to legally acquire (collect) primary and secondary data.
• Design a digital infrastructure/platform to store and retain data obtained through surveys and other data collection methods.
• Build a data dictionary using extract, transform and load (ETL) techniques to curate the Index.
• Design and implement effective database solutions to store the aggregated data.
• Conduct data analysis and use data science techniques to generate reports and visualizations.
• Activate and review the results of the data visualization platform.
• Monitor the system performance by performing regular tests, troubleshooting, and integrating new features in line with the Index project objectives.

Evaluation
• Validate the performance index findings.
• Collaborate with the project team and a wide range of stakeholders to test the validity, reliability and robustness of methodology, sample size, dataset, indicators and metrics
• Documentation of lessons learnt from the pilot phase
• Make recommendations on the necessary improvements for the next and subsequent phases of the project.

Disseminating research findings
• Design the appropriate dissemination strategy for all research commissioned, including writing reports, producing brochures, contributing to relevant research publications, etc.
• Present research findings in a compelling and informative manner that can be used by different stakeholders
Linkages to the wider research community
• Keep abreast of research that is of interest to the Foundation both within Nigeria and internationally
• Maintain active relationships with academia, public research institutes, think tanks, and associations working on research areas that are of interest to the Foundation and the Performance Index

5. Required Skills and Qualifications
• A Master’s degree in Economics, International Development, Public Policy, Statistics, or a related field
• A Ph.D would be advantageous
• Minimum of nine years of relevant work experience, including five years of work experience in statistical modeling or index construction.
• Strong relationship management experience with the ability to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders
• Experience in supervision and leadership
• Demonstration of a good understanding of governance issues and public sector performance in human development index, regulatory environment, and other key sectors.
• Proven work experience in public policymaking and social impact is desirable
• Must possess strong analytical and conceptual skills with proven experience working on development research projects in Nigeria.
• Strong project management ability and excellent communication skills.
• Ability to adhere to deadlines and flexibility.

6. Management Arrangements
The consultant will report to the Project Manager based on agreed milestones and the approved reporting schedule.

7. Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights
Data collected for this project will be handled in compliance with the Foundation’s data protection policy.
The Research Manager may not use, reproduce or otherwise disseminate or authorize others to use, reproduce or disseminate such works without prior written consent of the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation.

8. Mode of application
Interested candidates should submit the following:
a. Cover letter with the applicant’s current contact information including how the candidate’s previous experience matches the project objectives as well as their interest for the position (no longer than two pages).
b. CV with professional references or letters of recommendation.
c. Samples of recent similar assignments- online portfolios and links.

Applications not meeting the above criteria and not including all the above information will not be reviewed.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Interested parties must submit, their applications to kachi.nwachukwu@aigafrica.org copying
macben.oluwayose@aigafrica.org no later than 11th November, 2022.

2023 Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Programme at the Economic Commission for Africa

2023 Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Programme at the Economic Commission for Africa


ALL SUBMISSIONS WITH REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS TO BE EMAILED TO: RecruitmentPPost@un.org
(please refer to the detailed instructions in Section 5: How to Apply)


Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ECA Headquarters)


Post Title: Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship


Deadline for Application: Friday, 21 October 2022, 11:59 p.m. (23:59) Addis Ababa time (GMT +3).


Any applications received after this deadline will not be reviewed; no exceptions will be made. Please plan
to submit your application in advance to account for any technical difficulties you may experience.


Duration of Assignment/Conditions: This Fellowship is awarded for a period of 12 months.


1. GENERAL INFORMATION
ECA’s mission is to deliver ideas and actions for an empowered and transformed Africa; informed by the 2030 SDGs and Agenda 2063.


The mission is guided by ECA’s five strategic directions which are: advancing ECA’s position as a premier knowledge institution that builds on its unique position and privilege to bring global solutions to the continent’s problems and take local solutions to the continent; developing macroeconomic and structural policy options to accelerate economic diversification and job creation; designing and implementing innovative financing models for infrastructure, and for human, physical and social assets for a transforming Africa; contributing solutions to regional and transboundary challenges, with a focus on peace security and social inclusion as an important development nexus; advocating Africa’s position at the global level and developing regional responses as a contribution to global governance issues.


As part of its programme to support member States, ECA is partnering with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation to promote leadership development through a practical and on-the-job fellowship. The programme is aimed at enabling young African professionals to develop leadership capacity in a large institution, gain knowledge of the functioning of the United Nations, have better understanding of Africa’s socio-economic challenges and contribute to the analytical, advocacy and policy advisory work of the Commission.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (the “Foundation”), is financing this Fellowship position in the ECA. The Fellow will perform the duties and responsibilities of the position at the headquarters of ECA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship Programme is a selective Fellowship that prepares the next generation of outstanding African leaders by providing them with unique work opportunities at the most senior level of prominent African institutions or multilateral organizations, whose mandate is to improve the economic and social prospects of Africa. The Fellowship allows talented individuals to increase and enhance their professional capacity, with the intention of contributing to the governance and development of their countries thereby creating a pipeline of future African leaders.


2. DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Foundation Fellow will be mentored by the Executive Secretary of ECA and/ or a designated
Representative in the Office of the Executive Secretary (OES). With this guidance, the Fellow will work on the design and implementation of strategic assignments in support of the ECA’s mandate of contributing to the governance and development of member States.


As part of his/her general responsibilities, the Fellow will be expected to:
Advise on and develop strategic initiatives to advance ECA’s mission and objectives.
Support the programmatic and administrative functions of OES.
Plan, develop, and implement strategies for promoting regional integration.
Conceive, develop and promote innovations in ECA development policies, including helping Africa to meet its special needs.
Review activity reports and financial statements to determine progress and status in attaining objectives and to revise objectives and plans in accordance with current conditions.
Undertake other duties as assigned.


3. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The Fellowship is for young female and male professionals, mid-career and executives alike who are nationals of ECA member States, residing anywhere in the world;
Applicants must be under the age of forty (40) years old on the date of application deadline (21 October 2022);
o Consideration will, however, be given to women under the age of forty-five (45) years old with children on the date of the application deadline;
Applicants must not be employees of the United Nations Secretariat/ ECA.

Work Experience
Applicants should have at least 7 years of relevant work experience and must be able to demonstrate competency in professionalism, teamwork, client orientation, planning and organizing and leadership potential.

Applicants must also have proven:

Experience in strategic planning and execution;
Knowledge of negotiating and change management;
Enhanced skills in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures;
Experience in formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures;
Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community;
Experience in research/ analytical work in a socioeconomic-related area;
Experience with working on African issues is an advantage.
Ability to work in teams and simultaneously on several assignments.

Education
Applicants must hold at least a Master’s Degree or higher in Economics, Social Sciences, International
Development, Business Administration, Law, Finance, Engineering, or any discipline relevant to the work
of ECA.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this fellowship, fluency in either English or French is required. Working knowledge of the other language is an advantage.
Applications must be in either English or French.


Other Skills
Sound knowledge of the Internet and basic software for word processing, spreadsheets, and
presentations is required.


4. TERMS and CONDITIONS
This opportunity is NOT a regular position of the United Nations Secretariat/ ECA. The Fellow will work with the ECA for a period not exceeding twelve (12) months and the Foundation will finance an annual stipend which will be paid monthly through the ECA;

The selected Fellow will sign a contract with the ECA before the commencement of service in line with administrative instructions of the United Nations applicable to consultants;

All expenses related to the Fellow’s official mission travel, including travel insurance will be met by the ECA;

The Fellow cannot be employed on/ apply to any UN Secretariat Professional and above positions or Field Service (FS) 6/7 positions within six months of completion of a fellowship;

If the Fellow is subsequently engaged by the ECA or any other UN Secretariat entity as a consultant or an individual contractor (IC), the Fellow’s 12 months of service at the ECA as a fellow will count towards the time limits on the engagement of consultants and ICs as per ST/AI/2013/4 or the prevailing administrative instruction on the engagement of CICs at the time of engagement;

The Fellow will cover his/her own medical insurance, child education and retirement plan arrangements. This includes medical/ travel insurance which covers the cost of medical evacuations;

The Foundation will invite the Fellow to participate in its annual Forum;

The travel costs for the assumption of duty and repatriation at the end of the appointment will be borne and paid out of the funds provided by the Foundation.

5. HOW TO APPLY
The application consists of three main elements, listed below, all of which are mandatory in order for an
application to be considered complete.

Candidates must submit their applications via email, containing the following documents as PDF attachments (any other document/ attachment types will not be accepted and will render the application not receivable). Large documents may be combined/ compressed into a zip file (.zip) if necessary. Please do NOT use any other file compression formats (e.g. RAR).
Applications may be in English or French.

1. UN Administrative Profile (AP)* in PDF format, including a motivation statement (cover letter) within the AP (to be submitted as an attachment to email submission)

  • Applicants will be evaluated primarily based on the information contained in their APs. Therefore, applicants are advised to thoroughly complete the AP and their descriptions of their education, training, language proficiency and work experience, as well as the motivation statement within the AP document;
  • *The UN AP (Administrative Profile) can be created signing up for an account at:
    https://inspira.un.org
  • Applicants should refer to Pages 6-9 of this document, which contains detailed step-by-step instructions about how to create an AP within the Inspira system and generate a PDF of the document which must be attached to your email submission;
  • There is no Job Opening for this Fellowship within the Inspira system. The instructions referenced above detail how applicants can create a draft AP (not tied to any published Job Opening) within Inspira, and save the draft AP as a PDF for inclusion as an attachment to the applicant’s email submission;
  • ECA does NOT have an ability to retrieve draft/ created APs or uploaded attachments from Inspira; thus, email submissions that do not contain a complete AP as a PDF attachment will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed;
  • A blank sample AP is included for reference in Pages 10-12 of this document. Your AP should look similar (except with all of the relevant information/ fields filled in) after following the steps outlined on Pages 6-9;
  • The motivation statement is created as part of the online AP creation process in Inspira, and will be visible towards the end of the AP PDF under the heading “Motivation Statement for this Application” (refer to Page 12 of this document for an example);
  • If after reviewing the information above, you are still unable to generate the AP in the indicated PDF format, you may email biruk.hailemariam@un.org for technical support.
    Please plan your time and attempt to create the draft AP well in advance so that you have sufficient time to seek technical support, if needed.

2. Copies of academic degree certificates for all relevant degrees

  • Applicants should include scanned copies of any/ all master’s degrees, as well as doctorate/ terminal degrees;
  • Copies of academic certificates that are NOT degrees, and copies of high school diplomas/ transcripts are NOT required;
  • Since a master’s degree is the minimum degree required, submission of documentation related to first-level (e.g. baccalaureate) degrees is not required.

3. Three (3) letters of reference/recommendation

  • Letters of recommendation should be addressed to the “2023 ECA Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship Selection Committee”;
  • Letters of recommendation from referees should be sent from referees directly to applicants. Applicants are to include the letters of recommendation in their email submission to ECA which contains all required documents in PDF format (AP, degrees, and recommendation letters);
  • Letters of recommendation sent directly from referees to ECA (letters not transmitted via the applicant) will NOT be considered and applications submitted by applicants that lack all three letters of recommendation will be considered incomplete and will not be further reviewed.

Call for Applications for the Nomination of Expert Members of the Working Group on Death Penalty, Extra-judicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings and Enforced Disappearances in Africa @ African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission), through Resolution ACHPR/Res.79(XXXVIII)05 adopted at its 38th Ordinary Session held in Banjul, The Gambia, from 21 November to 5 December 2005, established the Working Group on Death Penalty in Africa (the Working Group).

By Resolution ACHPR/Res.227 (LII) 2012 and Resolution ACHPR/Res. 408 (LXIII) 2018 adopted at its 52nd and 63rd Ordinary Sessions respectively, the African Commission expanded the mandate of the Working Group to include extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary killings and enforced disappearances and changed the name of the Working Group to “Working Group on Death Penalty, Extra-judicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings and Enforced Disappearances in Africa”.

The Working Group shall be composed of five experts representing the five regions of the continent taking into account linguistic and gender representation. Its mandate is as follows:
i. Setting standards and developing strategies for the better promotion and protection of human and peoples’ rights;

ii. Develop a Strategic Plan(s), including a practical and legal framework on the abolition of the death penalty;

iii. Collect information and monitor the situation of the application of the death penalty by States Parties to the African Charter;

iv. Monitor situations relating to extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary killings and enforced disappearances in Africa with all its ramifications;

v. Collect information and keep a database of reported instances of situations concerning extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary killings and enforced disappearances in Africa;

vi. Undertake, under the supervision of the Commission, studies on issues of relevance to death penalty, extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary killings and enforced disappearances in Africa;

vii. Advise the   Commission on urgent measures to be taken to address situations of execution of death sentences, extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary killings and enforced disappearances that require immediate attention;

viii. Respond effectively to information that comes before it, in particular when the execution of death penalty, extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary killing is imminent or when such killing has occurred;

ix. Develop a funding proposal with a view to raising funds to meet the cost of the work of the Working Group;

x. Submit an Intersession Activity Report at each Ordinary Session of the   Commission; and

xi. Collaborate with other partners, including States Parties, National Human Rights Institutions, relevant Intergovernmental Organisations, International and Regional Mechanisms and Civil Society Organisations for the successful implementation of its mandate.

The Working Group’s mandate also includes undertaking promotion missions to States Parties to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter), organizing sensitization seminars and training sessions, publishing reports and research findings, sending Letters of Urgent Appeals to States Parties to the African Charter on issues of human rights concern, and participating actively in national, regional and international meetings on, and activities related to issues of death penalty, extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary killings and enforced disappearances.

Pursuant to this mandate and Resolution ACHPR/Res.523(LXXII)2022 which brings the current term of office of the existing members to an end on 02 October 2022, the Working Group hereby invites nominations from interested candidates to serve as independent expert members of the Working Group.

Candidates must be nationals of a State Party to the African Charter and are required to have proven experience and expertise in human rights, in particular in the area of death penalty, extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary killings and enforced disappearances, knowledge of criminal law and public international law. The mandate of Working Group Members is for a period of two (2) years, renewable twice only.

Applications should be accompanied by a motivation letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and any other relevant document, and should be received at the Secretariat of the Commission no later than 14 October 2022. The Commission will appoint the new expert members of the Working Group during its 73rd Ordinary Session.

Applications should be sent by email to au-banjul@africa-union.org and africancommission@yahoo.com, or by courier to the following address:

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

31 Bijilo Annex Layout, Kombo North District, Western Region

P.O. Box 673 Banjul The Gambia

Researcher, Crisis and Conflict at Human Rights Watch

FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY
RESEARCHER
Crisis and Conflict Division
Multiple Locations Considered
Application Deadline: October 16, 2022

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking candidates for the position of Researcher within the Crisis and Conflict Division. The Researcher should have expertise and experience working on human rights crises and documenting laws of war violations during situations of armed conflict. This should include an understanding of the impact of conflict and crisis situations on women, children, older people, people with disabilities, and others at particular risk.

Responsibilities include research, often in high-risk environments, writing and multimedia work with short deadlines, advocacy with governments, armed groups, companies and others, international media work to defend the human rights of people caught in armed conflict and political and security crises, and collaborating with partner organizations and colleagues across the organization.

This is a full-time position that reports to the Director of the Crisis and Conflict Division based in Washington D.C. The position will preferably be based in one of HRW’s major offices.

Due to Covid-19, many of our global offices are operating in reduced capacities. The successful candidate may be required to work remotely as local mandates necessitate. We recognize that this moment, during the pandemic, is a uniquely difficult time for most people, particularly those with caregiving responsibilities, and we aim to be as flexible and supportive as possible in both the recruitment for and onboarding of this position.

Responsibilities:

1. Research and document human rights abuses by collecting and analyzing information from a wide variety of sources, including through interviews with victims and witnesses and the analysis of physical evidence or photographs and videos of weapons used and their impact, as well as by monitoring reports from and speaking with government officials, local media, healthcare workers, NGOs, journalists, diplomats, security forces, and others;

2. Write and publicize reports, briefing papers, letters, news releases, op-eds, and submissions to international bodies based on research findings, including through an active social media presence;

3. Collaborate with colleagues in the multimedia team to produce videos and other visual materials that convey research findings and advocacy messages;

4. Assist in the development and implementation of local, regional, and international strategies to change abusive laws, policies, and practices and to hold those most responsible for serious abuses to account;

5. Respond promptly to queries from the media, public, and colleagues in the human rights community;

6. Identify and highlight key political and human rights trends and emerging issues, and analyze abuses within the broader political, social, and economic context to highlight factors contributing to abuses and avenues for effective change;

7. Project HRW’s concerns into public debates and to generate tangible pressure on human rights abusers and to find innovative approaches in light of the obstacles and resources available;

8. Respond to and/or anticipate news events in order to press human rights issues; to assess when and where to make public interventions such as op-eds; and think creatively about using the web and social media to generate public support for human rights issues and further advocacy goals;

9. Contribute to internal HRW policy debates on issues relevant to their expertise and areas of focus;

10. Assist the director of the division and HRW’s Development Department with fundraising;

11. Work closely with colleague NGOs and local human rights organizations to ensure that HRW’s work complements and enhances their work;

12. Deliver outputs in a timely manner and maintain consistency with the agreed strategy and priorities of the division and organization; and

13. Carry out any other duties as required.

Candidate Profile:

The successful candidate will be a collaborative, strategic, and flexible researcher, writer, advocate, and public spokesperson who is ready and willing to deploy to areas affected by armed conflicts, political unrest, and other human rights crises, sometimes on short notice. The candidate should have experience documenting laws of war violations during armed conflicts and/or the use of excessive force during situations of political unrest, as well as expertise in identifying the types of weapons used in such situations. The successful candidate should be willing to work in a fast-paced, multicultural environment.

Qualifications:

Education: An advanced degree or an equivalent level of experience in international relations, journalism, law, history or social sciences is required.

Experience: A minimum of three years of relevant experience in research and documentation is required. 

Required Skills and Knowledge:

1. Proven track record of working in dynamic situations, including ability to conduct interviews with victims, witnesses, officials, and a wide range of other people, is required.

2. Ability to think strategically in dynamic situations to develop and implement realistic and effective local and international advocacy and media strategies is required.

3. Ability to identify, research, analyze, and effectively communicate important human rights developments in the area of crisis and conflict work is required.

4. Ability to efficiently distil information about crisis and conflict work so as to focus time and effort on issues of greatest importance or issues that are most capable of being influenced is required.

5. Ability to write and edit accurate, persuasive, well-organized, analytical, and timely reports and press releases is required.

6. Strong knowledge of international human rights and humanitarian law is required.

7. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, including public speaking skills, are required. Proficiency in at least one language relevant to the research position is highly desirable, such as Russian, Spanish, French, or Arabic.

8. Experience managing physical and digital security in dynamic and at times dangerous environments is required.

9. Ability to multi-task effectively, including having good planning and organizing skills and ability to work under pressure are required.

10. Ability to manage issues related to stress and resilience in a challenging and fast-paced job is required.

11. Experience working with colleagues, staff, vendors, and partners from diverse backgrounds in a positive, collaborative, and inclusive team environment is required.

12. Strong interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively within HRW as well as with local partners, government officials, media, and other external partners is required.

13. Experience working with innovative technologies to document human rights violations, such as remote sensing and the use of open source techniques, is highly desirable.

14. Experience and relevant training to identify the types of weapons used and their impact during situations of armed conflict and political unrest is highly desirable.

Other: This role requires regular domestic/international travel, sometimes with short notice, to conduct research missions, including in conflict areas. Candidates must be prepared and willing to work flexible hours to accommodate developing and urgent events as needed.

Salary and Benefits:  HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits.  HRW will pay reasonable relocation expenses and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:Please apply immediately or by October 16, 2022 by visiting our online job portal at https://careers.hrw.org/ and submitting a CV/Resume and letter of interest. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, or if you require a disability-related accommodation, please email recruitment@hrw.org. Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.  

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

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