Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chauffeur/Driver - AMERICAN EMBASSY

Introduction

NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS WHO ARE NOT SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR PERMANENT RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria is seeking 2 X individuals for the position of Chauffeur/Driver in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Minimum Requirements


Qualifications Required:


NOTE: ALL APPLICANTS MUST ADDRESS EACH SELECTION CRITERION DETAILED BELOW WITH SPECIFIC AND COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION SUPPORTING EACH ITEM.

Items 1- 6 are ALL REQUIRED


1.
Successful completion of secondary school (Grade 12) is required.
2. A minimum two years of driving experience is required.
3. English level III (Good working knowledge) reading/writing/speaking is required.
4. Sound knowledge and understanding of driving regulations, Pretoria and Johannesburg (Gauteng) traffic patterns, care and maintenance of vehicles is
required.
5. Must have Professional Driver's Permit (PDP) and local driver’s license for light duty vehicle and good eyesight.
6. Must have basic user level of Microsoft Outlook. (This will be tested).

Job Specification

Basic Function of Position: The incumbents operates a motor vehicle to transport CDC and Mission employees, Temporary Duty Staff, visitors, documents, supplies and cargo for the purpose of conducting official CDC business. The incumbent serves as a dispatcher one day per week, maintains required reports and acts as an occasional money holder to collect and deliver travel advances.

Closing date: September 12, 2011

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http://southafrica.usembassy.gov/job_opportunities.html


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Warehouseman

Introduction

NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS WHO ARE NOT SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR PERMANENT RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria is seeking an individual for the position of Warehouseman in the General Services Office (GSO).

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications Required:

NOTE: ALL APPLICANTS MUST ADDRESS EACH SELECTION CRITERION DETAILED BELOW WITH SPECIFIC AND COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION SUPPORTING EACH ITEM.

Items 1-5 are ALL REQUIRED


1.
Completion of elementary school (Grade 10) is required.
2. A minimum of one year experience in a warehouse environment in a related field is required.
3. English level II (Limited knowledge) reading/writing/speaking is required.
4. Must have knowledge of safe lifting procedures for heavy equipment and packaging of objects on top of each other.
5. Must be conscientious and use good judgment when handling Embassy goods.

Job Specification

Basic Function of Position:

The incumbent is responsible for the movement of expendable and non-expendable supplies issued to the Chancery and residences. The incumbent also is responsible for cleaning of residences in preparation for new arrivals and the cleanliness and orderly arrangement of warehouse.

Closing date: September 9, 2011

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Security Investigator

Introduction

The U.S. Consulate General, Cape Town is seeking an individual for the position of Security Investigator in the Force Protection Detection (FPD). The position is full-time and closes September 2, 2011.

Minimum Requirements


NOTE
: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS WHO ARE NOT SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR PERMANENT RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

Qualifications Required: NOTE: ALL APPLICANTS MUST ADDRESS EACH SELECTION CRITERION DETAILED BELOW WITH SPECIFIC AND COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION SUPPORTING EACH ITEM. Items 1- 7 are ALL REQUIRED

1.
Completion of secondary school and university degree or technical college certificate is required.
2. Five years of progressively responsible investigative experience with a military, police, private security or U.S Government organization is required.
3. English level IV (Fluent) reading/writing/speaking (this will be tested) is required.
4. Afrikaans level IV (Fluent) reading /writing/speaking is required.
5. Working knowledge of investigative techniques, passive and active information and evidence collection, interview and interrogation skills, sources of documentary information and general knowledge of S.A law pertaining to security and general crimes is required
6. Ability to draft precise reports, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and over extended periods. Ability to exercise initiative and resourcefulness in obtaining information, assistance and cooperation from public and private persons of all educational, cultural and economic strata is required.
7. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite 2007 (this will be tested).

Job Specification

Basic Function of Position:

The incumbent performs background or special investigations as assigned by the Regional Security Officer or Force Protection Chief. Conducts protective security of personnel and assists in security of transient U.S DOD Personnel, conduct hotel, port, airport surveys, recommend security improvements and ensuring established force protection requirements are met.

Public Affairs Specialist

Introduction

SALARY LEVEL WILL BE BASED ON PRIOR JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE AND SALARY HISTORY.

NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS WHO ARE NOT SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR PERMANENT RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications Required:
NOTE: ALL APPLICANTS MUST ADDRESS EACH SELECTION CRITERION DETAILED BELOW WITH SPECIFIC AND COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION SUPPORTING EACH ITEM.

Items 1- 6 are ALL REQUIRED


1.
Bachelor’s degree in humanities, business, social science, political science or related field.
2. Six years of mid to senior level experience in management, education, public relations or public outreach is required.
3. English level IV (Fluent) reading/writing/speaking.(This will be tested)4. Must have thorough knowledge of the political, economic, social, cultural,
academic and government institutions and the key figures of Kwa Zulu Natal and South Africa. Specific knowledge of U.S Government/Public Affairs
cultural, educational and information programs.
5. Must have the ability to develop and maintain senior level contacts and plan, execute and document
complex events and programs.
6. Must be proficient in the use of all aspects of Microsoft Office Suite 2007. (This will be tested)

Job Specification

Basic Function of Position:

The incumbent serves as program manager, planning and executing a wide range of activities covering all aspects of cultural, information and educational programming. The incumbent must be equipped with the full working knowledge of the entire range of the Public Affairs Section functions.

Closing date: September 2, 2011

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Senior Legal Counsel (Private Sector Operations)

  • Grade: PL-5
  • Position N°: NA
  • Reference: ADB/11/137
  • Publication date: 04/08/2011
  • Closing date: 30/08/2011

Objectives

General Counsel and Legal Services Department (GECL): GECL Department provides legal services to the statutory organs of the Bank and the Fund. In addition, GECL provides legal advice on the administration, operations and financial activities of the Bank. GECL also ensures that the Bank's activities and operations are consistent with the constitutive documents and other legal instruments of the Bank, its policies, the relevant norms and principles of international and commercial law, and the best practices of international development banking.

Private Sector Division (GECL2)
The Private Sector Division's main activities are to provide advice on private sector transactions and other initiatives mostly originated by the Bank’s private sector division, OPSM. Most of the transactions include non-sovereign loans, guarantees, project finance, syndicated loans, private equity and trade finance amongst others.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Division Manager, Private Sector Operations (GECL.2), the incumbent will be responsible for the following activities in connection with the Private Sector activities of the Bank:

  • Conducting legal due diligence on proposed transactions such as the review of project documents and agreements (including development or construction contracts, supplier agreements, concession agreements, joint venture agreements, management agreements and stockholder agreements etc), constitutive documents of proposed borrowers/investee funds and review of local regulatory requirements.
  • Liaising and collaborating with staff in the private sector operations, finance and environmental and social complexes to develop the appropriate terms and conditions of transactions, ensuring compliance with applicable rules, regulations and Bank policies.
  • Participating in project appraisal missions and reviewing project concept notes, project appraisal reports, drafting board resolutions and assist in preparing projects for presentation to the Board of Directors.
  • Drafting and/or reviewing, negotiating and finalising all relevant legal documentation required for Bank lending, including term sheets, loan agreements, lines of credit agreements, common terms agreements, guarantee agreements, participation agreements, inter-creditor agreements, security documentation, assignment agreements and information memoranda etc, depending on the nature of the project and the type of financing.
  • Advising on transaction structure and deal documentation for proposed private equity investments by the Bank to ensure compliance with Bank policy and practice as well as applicable laws including drafting and/or reviewing shareholders agreements, partnership agreements, management agreements, co-investment agreements, subscription agreements etc.
  • Providing legal support for the implementation and monitoring of projects post-financial close including advising on waiver requests, consents and approvals and project work-outs amongst others.
  • Liaising with co-lenders/investors, partners and external counsel as appropriate; and
  • Undertaking such other assignments as required in furtherance of the Department's mandate.

Selection Criteria

  • At least a Master’s degree in Law, plus admission to the Bar of (or diploma to practice law in) a member country; or a first university degree plus a relevant combination of academic qualification in Law (e.g. Juris Doctor (JD) plus admission to the Bar of (or diploma to practice law in) a member country of the Bank.
  • Preferably at least 5 years of relevant professional experience with an established law firm or an international financial institution, with in-depth experience in major international financial transactions.
  • Proven competence in International banking and finance, Project Finance, Private Equity, Development and Public International Law;
  • Excellent negotiation skills and demonstrated ability to work under pressure and deliver within tight deadlines;
  • Possess a versatile multi-disciplinary skills-set, an ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and effective communication, team building, inter-personal, writing and analytical skills.
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or French. A working knowledge of French will be an added advantage; and
  • IT Competence in the use of standard software such as MSWord, Power Point, Excel and Internet Explorer.

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Senior Private Sector Officer - Economic and Financial Reforms Division

  • Grade: PL5
  • Position N°: NA
  • Reference: ADB/139
  • Publication date: 08/08/2011
  • Closing date: 04/09/2011

Objectives

The main objective of the Economic and Financial Reforms Division (OSGE.2) within the Governance Department is to assist Regional Member countries (RMCs) to reform and develop their economies by promoting effective public sector governance geared toward improving the investment climate and creating an enabling environment for private sector development. The Division’s activities are in line with the 2008-2012 Governance Strategic Direction and Action Plan, which clearly accords priority to good financial governance and sound public finance management as top priorities.

The Division pursues these objective by designing and monitoring reform support, budgetary support and institution building operations, based on analytical, diagnostic and prospective studies. The coordination of these activities with partner institutions is a priority in the Division’s modus operandi. The Division conducts policy dialogue with governments and the RMC actors concerned, on economic and financial management. It advises other Bank departments and participates in designing and conducting training for staff in its areas of competence.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Manager, Economic and Financial Reforms Division, the incumbent will be required to perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Follow up on issues relating to the investment climate in the private sector, the business environment and public governance. S/he will thus:
    • provide technical support to the division in these areas;
    • interact with other departments (country departments, private sector department, etc.) and external partners that support governments in those areas;
    • represent the Bank in partnerships, networks and national/regional/international training workshops and seminars on private sector development and related issues, and
    • facilitate Bank activities and initiatives aimed at promoting an effective private sector environment in RMCs and all related issues;
  • Monitor Bank participation in initiatives aimed at improving the private investment climate or public governance in Africa;
  • Participate in identifying, preparing, appraising and negotiating Bank operations (reform programs, institution building projects) based on or having components related to the creation of an enabling environment for private sector development and involving the country’s private sector, various development partners and interested parties or stakeholders;
  • Assist the Division with operations portfolio supervision and management in areas within his her competence, to ensure their implementation within the set timeframes, in line with agreed objectives ;
  • Follow up the recommendations from supervision and audit reports as well as project and programme result indicators, contractual conditions and reporting requirements.
  • Coordinate, in partnership with other departments and donors, the analytic work on the private sector investment climate in RMCs. Such analytical work should provide the necessary information for preparation of country Strategy Papers (CSPs) and other relevant documents;
  • Provide technical advice and guidance on issues relating to creation of an enabling environment for private sector development;
  • Monitor country policies on the private sector environment, analyse and make recommendations for improving such policies, and contribute to evaluating country performance and risk in those areas;
  • Participate in RMC economic program review, provide professional opinions on the economic and financial management aspects and their impact on the private investment environment;
  • Contribute to research on issues related to the establishment of an enabling environment for private sector development, for the Bank’s internal use or external publication, with a view to contributing to dissemination of knowledge and best practices;
  • Contribute to training Bank staff and RMC officials in its areas of competence;
  • Perform any other pertinent duties assigned by the Division Manager or the Director.

Selection Criteria

  • At least a Masters or equivalent university degree in Development Economics, Macroeconomics or Business Administration;
  • At minimum of five (5) years’ experience in private sector development, economic policy and in-depth experience in operation design and implementation (including investment and reform projects), as well as project management, preferably gained in a multilateral development finance institution, with at least 4 years focused on developing countries, preferably those in Africa;
  • Firm grasp of macroeconomic issues and private sector development in developing countries and proven experience with the policies, procedures and operational practices of the major bilateral or multilateral development agencies in Africa;
  • Aptitude for innovative approaches, independent work and use of new methods to resolve problems, while remaining efficient in an institutional context characterized by celerity, change and challenges;
  • Effective oral and written communication in either French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other; knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish would be an advantage;
  • Competence in the use of Microsoft Office software and familiarity with SAP would be strongly recommended.

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Senior Financial Risk Officer - Asset and Liability Management Division

  • Grade: NA
  • Position N°: NA
  • Reference: ADB/11/140
  • Publication date: 09/08/2011
  • Closing date: 09/09/2011

Objectives

The overall objective of the Financial Management Department is to safeguard and improve the Bank Group’s risk bearing capacity while seeking ways to improve its efficient use for the benefit of clients, shareholders and staff. The specific objectives of the Asset and Liability Management Division are to:

  • Formulate and propagate asset and liability management policies and guidelines and monitor and report on compliance with these policies and guidelines.
  • Prepare financial projections for the ADB, ADF and NTF and periodically update them.
  • Prepare financial management data and documents related to the Bank Group’s resources mobilization efforts.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the general guidance and direction of the Division Manager, Asset/Liability Management , the incumbent will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Formulate and periodically review the asset liability management policies and guidelines for the ADB, ADF and NTF.
  • Upgrade and update the Bank Group’s medium and long-term financial projections models for the ADB, ADF and NTF.
  • Prepare the Bank’s annual medium-term financial performance outlook paper and the accompanying seminar.
  • Prepare the Bank Group’s annual market risk review.
  • Prepare quarterly reports on currency, interest rate and liquidity risk and on financial projections.
  • Discuss with counterpart staff in major MDBs on asset liability management.
  • •Provide advisory support on all issues relating to asset/liability management.
  • Prepare or contribute to papers for presentation at international forums on asset liability management and related financial management issues.
  • Establish a broad range of contacts globally and with major MDBs in particular in his area of expertise.
  • Leadership
  • Coordinate consultations both within the Bank and with other development on asset liability management issues.

Selection Criteria

  • At least a Masters/ Post-graduate Degree in Finance, Business Administration, or similar quantitative discipline.
  • Preferably at least 5 years of relevant experience in Banking and/or Finance, preferably in financial risk management related areas.
  • Experience in the preparation of Asset/Liability management policy documents and guidelines for a major Bank or MDB.
  • Ability to understand complex financial risk management issues;
  • Ability to adapt best industry practice relating to ALM issues to the MDB environment;
  • Proficiency in use of spreadsheets including modeling skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in French or English. Working knowledge of the other language desirable;
  • Competence in the use of standard software used in the Bank such as Word, Excel, Access and Power Point.

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Chief Financial Analyst - Financial Technical Services Division

  • Grade: PL-3
  • Position N°: 7109
  • Reference: ADB/11/139
  • Publication date: 09/08/2011
  • Closing date: 09/09/2011

Objectives

The overall objective of the division is to develop, launch and promote financial products and services that meet borrower’s evolving needs. The Division works very closely with other finance departments in achieving this objective. It ensures that the financial operations of the Bank are properly co-ordinated in order to preserve its financial integrity.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Manager , Financial Technical Services , the incumbent will :

As a product specialist

  • Develop, launch and promote competitive financial products and services that meet the evolving needs of the Bank's clients. Products include, guarantees, derivative instruments, equity and quasi equity, loans in African currencies etc…;
  • Lead the Bank’s initiative to issue domestic bonds in African capital markets and on-lend proceeds to projects;
  • Coordinate the development of relevant pricing methodologies for new products and assess impact of new products on relevant financial, risk management and lending policies;
  • Write product specification, technical guidelines and implementation modalities for these products;
  • Monitor the performance of products and services, and where necessary, analyse, develop and implement changes to existing product range to ensure that they continue to adequately meet borrower needs;
  • Conduct product competitor analysis and keep abreast of financial innovation, monitor economic and political trends in the international capital and money markets, and assess their impact on the Bank’s competitiveness.
  • Provide financial advisory and technical assistance services including debt management and an understanding of ADB loan products and financial services;
  • Develop training, communication and marketing material and conduct staff and borrower information campaign;
  • Assist in the management of the interaction with relationship teams and provide guidance across the full range of products, and be a consistent, credible and accessible point of contact;
  • Build and maintain highly effective and successful relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including financial advisors, investment banks, multilateral development banks and other financial institutions.

As a finance technical expert in project teams

  • As part of the deal team, support Bank staff in originating, structuring, appraising, negotiating and closing of transactions in various sectors and using different instruments;
  • Review and negotiate project documentation, including term sheet and loan agreement
  • Work with project task manager to design appropriate solutions to meet needs of clients on a ongoing basis
  • •Develop a fair and equitable pricing of the Bank’s lending products.
  • Assist Country Departments in formulating borrower country policy for the choice of financing terms.
  • Assist clients in developing expertise and maintaining appropriate systems for identifying and assessing risks associated with their external liabilities.

Others

  • Provide input on strategic issues and policy dialogue concerning the Bank's corporate business
  • Guide and direct junior staff and become fully involved in the detailed processing work, as and when required.
  • •Represent the Division in technical working groups
  • Manage the Division in the absence of the Manager

Selection Criteria

  • At least a Masters Degree in Finance/Banking, Economics, Accounting and desirably a professional qualification in one of the aforementioned fields;
  • At least 7 years of relevant professional experience with good market knowledge - particularly in relation to structures, products, fixed income, derivatives, equity, African capital markets, due diligence, financial analysis of project finance and corporate finance lending and equity investments, risk management instruments;
  • Knowledge of fund raising and on-lending activities in developing capital markets, particularly in Africa
  • Excellent understanding of financial issues affecting sovereign and non sovereign clients in developing countries and policy issues associated with the Bank's mandate would be an advantage;
  • Strong customer focus, ability to interface effectively with clients and business contacts at a senior level and to work successfully as part of a team;
  • •Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in French or English, good working knowledge of the other language;
  • Competency in systems with experience of Microsoft applications, particularly PowerPoint Excel and Word. Knowledge of SAP and Summit would be an advantage.

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Director - Information Management Department (CIMM)

  • Grade: EL-5
  • Position N°: NA
  • Reference: ADB/11/135
  • Publication date: 24/08/2011
  • Closing date: 26/09/2011

Objectives

The African Development Bank is growing rapidly in terms of its operations and its staff. It is currently conducting an accelerated decentralization of its services so as to be close to its customers, and has about 30 offices in various African countries. The Bank needs to have a solid, reliable and efficient information system to sustain its development efforts. CIMM Department is responsible for developing and implementing data processing methods and techniques to ensure efficient management and use of the Bank’s resources. The Bank is looking for a Director to head this department that forms part of the Vice Presidency for Corporate Services.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Vice-President for Corporate Services, the Director will perform the following duties:

  • Define and propose general guidelines for the Bank’s information technology strategy and programme so as to effectively meet the needs of the institution;
  • Plan, organize, direct and supervise the activities of the Department: set its goals and objectives, lead the team of the department, evaluate its performance, manage the staff potential, and determine staff training needs;
  • Identify information technology trends and assess their impact on the Bank’s resources and strategies/plans, and prepare the said IT strategies/plans in the short and long terms, and defend them before the Bank’s Management and Board of Directors;
  • Understand the IT implications of changing operational needs, and clearly and effectively explain complex concepts, as well as formulate and communicate the operational value of investments, expenditures and resources related to information technology;
  • Design, submit and implement plans that address the various priority areas of the Bank, as well as pay special attention to better connectivity of field offices and compliance of the IT systems with the Bank’s business strategies;
  • Prepare the capital and administrative budgets for information technologies, and ensure their proper execution and optimal use of resources, in compliance with the procedures and rules in force;
  • Give opinions to the President, Vice-Presidents and Board of Directors on all matters relating to information systems and methods;
  • Ensure, with the assistance of the Security Unit, the implementation of policies and procedures to maintain an effective level of security for the Bank’s IT resources and systems;
  • Ensure the efficient operation of the network, assist internal customers, see to their training and manage changes associated with technology trends, supervise the operation of devices for centralized data processing and office automation equipment, and take corrective measures, where necessary, to ensure continued information technology services to Bank staff;
  • Ensure operation and development of IT systems that allow for continuity of Bank activities in emergency and disaster situations;
  • Maintain effective working relations with other multilateral development banks (MDB), non-governmental organizations, and other international entities and institutions, as well as represent the ADB in committees and boards whose activities are related to information technology and work methodologies.

Selection Criteria

  • At least an Engineering degree or DEA in computer science, information systems, business administration or in closely related disciplines;
  • Preferably a minimum of ten (10) years of extensive experience in positions of increasing responsibility in information technology applied to operations, with at least 5 years in a management position;
  • Solid experience in planning and implementing IT strategy, as well as in formulating, applying, and assessing IT policies, programmes and major projects; up-to-date knowledge of IT and its trends;
  • Exceptional capacity to engage in strategic thinking, as well as display analytical perception in planning and implementing IT strategies;
  • Strong ability in leading teams with different skills, mobilizing them, and deciding and determining to produce results for the proper implementation of IT programmes;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to effectively work with staff at all levels, including Senior Management, executives and colleagues of lower rank, as well as with various committees dealing with information technology;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English or French, and good practical knowledge of the other language.

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Finance and Administration Officer - African Water Facility

  • Grade: PL-5/PL-4
  • Position N°: NA
  • Reference: ADB/11/TA 010
  • Publication date: 24/08/2011
  • Closing date: 23/09/2011

Objectives

The African Water Facility (AWF) is an initiative of the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW). Established in 2004, AWF supports a wide range of African institutions to address the increasing investment need for the development and management of water resources in Africa, towards meeting the Africa Water Vision 2025 targets and the Millennium Development Goals. The African Development Bank is hosting the Facility on the request of AMCOW.

The Facility is realigning its strategic priorities for the period 2012-2016 to better support its clients and for achieving greater impact. The overarching strategic objective for the period is to leverage investments through three strategic priorities, namely preparing bankable projects and programs for effective and sustainable investments, and of small-scale strategic (innovative and catalytic) investments, enhancing water governance to create a more conducive environment for sustained and effective investments at national and regional levels and promoting water knowledge for strengthened water management at national, regional and trans boundary levels and better informed project development and design. The three strategic priorities are synergetic, mutually reinforce each other and together attract investments into the sector.

AWF plans, organizes and conducts activities in the above-mentioned areas, in relation to the project and program cycle (identification, preparation, execution and supervision) in all African countries. The Facility undertakes studies on issues concerning water sector development and related areas. It provides guidance and technical assistance to African countries and ensures coordination and synergy with the other partners and donors in Africa’s water and sanitation sector. To carry through these activities, the Bank recruits multi-disciplinary staff whose skills correspond to its key areas of intervention. The AWF currently manages a €80 million project portfolio shared all over Africa.

The AWF is recruiting a Finance and Administration Officer (FAO) who will be responsible for the financial and administrative reporting of the fund.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the responsibility of the Coordinator of the AWF, the Finance and Administration Officer will be responsible for (i) carrying over the financial monitoring of the AWF; (ii) preparing the reporting documents required for the donors and the ADB; and (iii) assisting the Coordinator in the administrative tasks linked to the management of the AWF. The tasks include among others the following:

AWF financial management: Budgeting and budget management of AWF by:

  • Designing financial monitoring tools;
  • Liaising with the financial control department in preparing the AWF financial statements;
  • Capturing the AWF financial flows in and out of the Fund and reconcile;
  • Analyzing the financial statements and accounts of the AWF;
  • Liaising with the resource mobilization officer to get the donors disbursements to AWF effective.

Project activities: Support project portfolio implementation by:

  • Designing projects financial monitoring tools;
  • Recruiting the project auditors;
  • Assessing the financial management of the projects through project supervision reports;
  • Supporting the task managers in order to ensure the financial closure of the projects;
  • Assessing the overall financial performance of the project (ex-ante and ex-post analysis).

AWF Administration: Support the Coordinator in the administrative management of the AWF by:

  • Organizing the preparation of the various committees and Governing structures involved in the AWF governance;
  • Managing the AWF documents reporting process to the AWF various Governing structures (Board of Directors, Governing Council, Oversight Committee);
  • Addressing the internal requests (President, Vice-presidents, Directors);
  • Preparing the recruitment documents and follow-up the recruitment process;
  • Perform any other duties as may be requested by the AWF Coordinator.

Selection Criteria

  • A minimum of an MBA or a Master’s degree in finance or equivalent disciplines;
  • At least 5 (PL-5) or 6 (PL-4) years of professional working experience in a related field of work (e.g. public/project finance and administration);
  • Working experience in accounting management systems such as SAP would be an advantage;
  • Knowledge of development issues relating to Africa and water and sanitation sector would be an advantage;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiatives, to synthetize, to conceptualize complex issues and to write reporting documents;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and/or French with a working knowledge of the other;
  • High degree of tact and sensitivity in dealing with internal and external clients and stakeholders at all levels;
  • Results-oriented, team player, demonstrated ability to work in multicultural environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different nationals and cultural backgrounds;
  • Computer literate and good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

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Communication & Resource Mobilization Officer

  • Grade: PL-5/PL-4
  • Position N°: NA
  • Reference: ADB/11/TA011
  • Publication date: 24/08/2011
  • Closing date: 23/09/2011

Objectives

The African Water Facility (AWF) is an initiative of the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), which supports a wide range of African institutions to address the increasing investment need for the development and management of water resources in Africa, towards meeting the Africa Water Vision 2025 targets and the Millennium Development Goals. The African Development Bank is hosting the Facility on the request of AMCOW. The Facility is realigning its strategic priorities for the period 2012-2016 to better support its clients and for achieving greater impact. The overarching strategic objective for the period is to leverage investments through three strategic priorities, namely preparing bankable projects and programs for effective and sustainable investments, and of small-scale strategic (innovative and catalytic) investments, enhancing water governance to create a more conducive environment for sustained and effective investments at national and regional levels and promoting water knowledge for strengthened water management at national, regional and transboundary levels and better informed project development and design. The three strategic priorities are synergetic, mutually reinforce each other and together attract investments into the sector. AWF plans, organizes and conducts activities in the above-mentioned areas, in relation to the project and program cycle (identification, preparation, execution and supervision) in all African countries. The Facility undertakes studies on issues concerning water sector development and related areas. It provides guidance and technical assistance to African countries and ensures coordination and synergy with the other partners and donors in Africa’s water and sanitation sector. To carry through these activities, the Bank recruits multi-disciplinary staff whose skills correspond to its key areas of intervention. The AWF currently manages a €80 million project portfolio shared all over Africa.

A recent assessment underlined the necessity of promoting the AWF works and successes, as well as improving its rather limited visibility. This of course will facilitate fund raising which is a major issue for the AWF. With regards to the 2010-2012 operational program which requires Euro 137 million to implement, AWF has secured 46 million or 33%, leaving 91 million to be raised. Beyond 2012 the Facility also wishes to ensure longer term funding of its operations. Raising additional funding, particularly in the current challenging financial climate, requires significant dedicated efforts. The AWF is recruiting a Communication and Resource Mobilization Officer (CRMO) who will be in charge of the communication plan and fund raising activities.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Coordinator of the AWF, the CRMO will:

In collaboration with the Bank communication specialists, and with the support of specialised consultants if needed, review and implement the AWF communication plan,:

  • Review the AWF communication plan;
  • Implement or supervise the implementation of communication tools: newsletter, leaflets, booklets, posters, films, etc., ensuring AWF corporate identity;
  • Update and develop AWF website, including writing, editing and content management,
  • Develop, maintain, update and ensure the utilization of the internal AWF database;
  • Provide assistance in knowledge generation from experiences and lessons learnt on AWF projects and their dissemination (e.g. technical publications);
  • Ensure AWF international visibility through close media contact (press releases and conferences, lobbying);
  • Ensure the international visibility of the AWF through effective participation in international events (e.g. African Water conferences, discussions, meetings, World Water Forums, etc.) and draft related documents;
  • Coordinate the design, delivery and follow-up of AWF public conferences, global meetings and special events (donors, partners meetings);
  • Oversee translations of AWF’s documents.

Review and implement AWF Resource Mobilization (RM) Strategy and Action Plan:

  • Update AWF Resource Mobilization Strategy and Action Plan;
  • Participate in fostering a sustainable commitment of the donors, based on sound and trustworthy relationships;
  • Facilitate consultation and meetings with current and potential donors;
  • Position AWF within the water sector architecture, organise resource mobilization outreach events, prepare and publicise funding mobilization materials;
  • Maintain and update a database of current and potential donor contacts and funding pledges;
  • Contribute to the preparation of AWF reports such as annual work plans, progress reports, Governing Council meeting documents. Support ad hoc requests on resource mobilization levels and forecasts;
  • Facilitate resource mobilization missions that will be undertaken by the ADB/AWF in collaboration with AMCOW and other prominent water sector players;
  • With regards to the relationship with AMCOW, the expert will be the contact point for AMCOW Secretariat and AMCOW TAC and will support actions strengthening AMCOW’s leadership and ownership of the Facility;
  • Identify and build partnerships with International and Regional Water Sector Institutions, the media and other potential African partners and beneficiaries.

Selection Criteria

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in communication or any related field;
  • At least 5 (PL-5) or 6 (PL-4) years of professional working experience in a related field of work (e.g., communication, fund raising);
  • Extensive experience interacting with bilateral and multilateral donors;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and/or French with a working knowledge of the other;
  • Experience in handling affairs with the press and media and organising conferences and events;
  • Experience in preparing and editing technical papers;
  • Working experience in information systems, database and web site management would be an advantage;
  • Computer literate and good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Knowledge of development issues relating to Africa and water and sanitation sector would be an advantage;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative;
  • High degree of tact and sensitivity in dealing with internal and external clients and stakeholders at all levels;
  • Results-oriented, team player, demonstrated ability to work in multicultural environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different nationals and cultural backgrounds.

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Sanitation Specialist

  • Grade: PL-5/PL-4
  • Position N°: NA
  • Reference: ADB/11/TA 009
  • Publication date: 24/08/2011
  • Closing date: 23/09/2011

Objectives

The African Water Facility (AWF) is an initiative of the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), which supports a wide range of African institutions to address the increasing investment need for the development and management of water resources in Africa, towards meeting the Africa Water Vision 2025 targets and the Millennium Development Goals. The African Development Bank is hosting the Facility on the request of AMCOW. The Facility is realigning its strategic priorities for the period 2012-2016 to better support its clients and for achieving greater impact. The overarching strategic objective for the period is to leverage investments through three strategic priorities, namely preparing bankable projects and programs for effective and sustainable investments, and of small-scale strategic (innovative and catalytic) investments, enhancing water governance to create a more conducive environment for sustained and effective investments at national and regional levels and promoting water knowledge for strengthened water management at national, regional and transboundary levels and better informed project development and design. The three strategic priorities are synergetic, mutually reinforce each other and together attract investments into the sector. AWF plans, organizes and conducts activities in the above-mentioned areas, in relation to the project and program cycle (identification, preparation, execution and supervision) in all African countries. The Facility undertakes studies on issues concerning water sector development and related areas. It provides guidance and technical assistance to African countries and ensures coordination and synergy with the other partners and donors in Africa’s water and sanitation sector. To carry through these activities, the Bank recruits multi-disciplinary staff whose skills correspond to its key areas of intervention. The AWF currently manages a €80 million project portfolio shared all over Africa.

The AWF is recruiting a Sanitation Engineer who will support the management of the increasing sanitation projects profile of the Facility.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Coordinator of the African Water Facility, the duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Lead the thematic project identification and preparation including assessment of concept notes, preparation for/guidance during orientation event and preparation of full proposals.
  • Recruit consultants and/or organize and undertake project preparation missions as necessary to finalize the preparation of the Project Appraisal Reports and support the review process to approval by the relevant authority.
  • Ensure that grant agreements are signed promptly after approval and timely achievement of grant effectiveness.
  • Provide on-going assistance to Recipients in understanding and applying the AWF operational procedures relating to grant administration as well as the rules and procedures for the procurement of goods, works and services.
  • Work with the AfDB Financial Department in processing disbursement requests by providing up-to-date information on spending categories, established list of goods, works and services, contracts, entry into force of grant agreement, authorized signatories, extension of closing dates, managing grant savings and any revisions and modifications thereof.
  • Undertake desk and field supervision to ensure that projects are well implemented, are accomplishing the intended objectives and recommend any necessary corrective measures;
  • Conduct regular meetings with team members to assess the status of the project and also to make certain changes and improvements, if necessary, to achieve the desired results;
  • Ensure efficient achievement of all the project milestones including project evaluation, regular audits, knowledge synthesis and timely monitoring and reporting on project progress and completion, problems and solutions to all stakeholders.
  • Support arrangements for project evaluation.
  • Identify and strategically incorporate key non-sewered sanitation experts (individuals and institutions) in Africa into the project design for ongoing support to the Recipients during the design and implementation of the projects
  • Lead creation of the enabling environment for knowledge management including (i) provide hands-on support to Recipients in implementing the projects to achieve the overall goals; (ii) establishment and maintenance of an E-network for sharing knowledge and providing back-stopping support; (iii) link projects to the sanitation experts in Africa and ensure effective support; (iv) look out for key approaches, findings and lessons and ensure prompt sharing amongst the Recipients; (v) encourage and support dissemination of findings at national level for possible replication; (vi) prepare project synthesis reports and share them with the wider audience; (vii) ; ensure effective recruitment of consultants to undertake various KM activities; (viii) managing the annual peer-to-peer review events; etc.
  • Ensure coordination with sanitation partners in Africa (and elsewhere), and represent AWF in donors meetings, regional and international meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops on sanitation development issues.
  • Establish easy communication between the different stakeholders and working with them to ensure that they are adequately informed on the project’s progress.

Selection Criteria

  • At least a master’s degree preferably in sanitary/environmental engineering with a minimum of 5 (PL-5) or 6 (PL-4) years experience related to project management, sanitation policy and strategy development, preparation and management of (non-sewered) sanitation and reuse projects preferably in urban and peri-urban settings
  • Demonstrated experience in knowledge management and dissemination
  • Competence in the use of standard software applications;
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or French, with good knowledge of the other language.

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Expert in infrastructure - ONRI / ICA Secretariat

  • Grade: PL5
  • Position N°: NA
  • Reference: ADB/11/TA 007
  • Publication date: 26/08/2011
  • Closing date: 17/09/2011

Objectives

The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA), aims to accelerate progress to meet the urgent infrastructure needs of Africa in support of economic growth and development, was inaugurated on 6 October 2005 in London. The Consortium addresses both national and regional constraints to infrastructure development, with an emphasis on regional infrastructure in recognition of the challenges at this scale. It is intended to make its members more effective at supporting infrastructure in Africa by pooling efforts in selected areas namely: information sharing, project development and dissemination of good practice, without necessarily pooling financing decisions but acting as a platform to broker more donor financing of infrastructure projects and programmes on Africa.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the general supervision and authority of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa Coordinator, in ONRI Department, NEPAD and Regional Integration. The expert will have the following responsibilities:

GIS (Geographical Information System) :

  • Pilot the implementation of the Geographic Information System (GIS) of the ICA;
  • Identify and track trends of development of infrastructures and their funding in Africa by sectors, by countries and sub-regions;
  • Collect, maintain and disseminate information concerning the development of infrastructure.

AICD (Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic)

  • Work with ADB and World Bank departments in development, migration, updating and dissemination of the AICD study;
  • Provide reliable recommendations on technical matters and on issues related to policies of the development of infrastructure;
  • Provide reliable recommendations to create a favorable environment for the development of infrastructure in African countries, as well as identify domestic, foreign and private resources for investments;
  • Contribute to the preparation of policy statements, documents, notes and various reports relating to the financing of infrastructure; participate in the development of strategies, policies and procedures related to the development of infrastructure;
  • Work with other ICA members and the departments of the Bank to complete the AICD study on aspects of climate change in the development of infrastructure in Africa;
  • Work with the Department of the Bank in charge of NEPAD in order to make benefit to the Program of Infrastructure Development in Africa of data and analyses produced by the AICD study.

Others :

  • Facilitate information of the members of the Consortium and the sharing of best practices on technical issues, by identifying the needs in terms of knowledge;
  • Facilitate monitoring of the implementation of regional projects, highlighting the areas where the support of donors and partner Governments action is required;
  • Prepare working documents for the meetings of the Consortium;
  • Prepare the annual report of the Consortium activities;
  • Represent the Secretariat in seminars, conferences and international workshops, which have development infrastructure aspects and, where necessary, submit the status of the actions of the Consortium;
  • The Expert will work in close collaboration with other experts from the Secretariat and the African Water Facility (AWF) to ensure better coordination of the ICA.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum a Master degree in engineering or its equivalent with a specialization in infrastructure, environmental and/or economics;
  • Minimum 6 years relevant professional experience (infrastructure; analysis, planning and management of development programs; development and implementation of sectoral policies; and GIS) acquired in public and/or private sector;
  • Expertise in economics on at least one of the four sectors at the ICA;
  • Good knowledge of bilateral and multilateral development institutions;
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior representatives of Governments, representatives of the donor community and civil society;
  • Skills to communicate in written and spoken French or English, with a working knowledge of another language. Bilingualism would be an asset;
  • Good knowledge of standard software applications.

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Member Relations Associate

PHAP - International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection

Brussels, Belgium

Summary

The International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) AISBL is recruiting a full-time Member Relations Associate, to begin work in September 2011 at its headquarters in Brussels. As an integral part of a small and dynamic professional team, the main responsibility of the Member Relations Associate will be to handle the PHAP secretariat’s relationship with members at the technical level, across all areas of activity. The successful candidate will respond to individual member inquiries, coordinate the membership application and review processes, implement registration and payment processes for member dues and activities, maintain the member database, assist with research and analysis of member needs and interests, and assist in the production of onsite and online member events, resources, and activities. The position will require frequent travel abroad.

About PHAP

PHAP is an association made of and governed by individual professionals engaged in humanitarian action. Established in Brussels in mid 2010 as an International Non-Profit Organization, PHAP’s mission has been designed to respond to a growing demand for professional development, networking, and knowledge-sharing opportunities among individuals deployed in the context of humanitarian crises. One of PHAP’s main activities is the organization of a series of advanced professional trainings and workshops on Humanitarian Law and Policy. These multi-day events, organized in many locations around the world, offer a unique opportunity for mid-career professionals to develop strategic and managerial skills; deepen their understanding of applicable legal, policy, analytical, and operational frameworks; and expand their informal networks. For more information about PHAP and its activities, see http://www.phapinternational.org/.

Conditions

  • Starting date: as soon as possible, ideally before 15 September 2011;
  • Based in Brussels;
  • Indefinite contract with probation period;
  • Gross salary: based on experience;
  • Lunch vouchers for each day worked.

Tasks

  • Handle external communications with individual association members as they relate to applications for membership, payment of dues, content subscriptions, and registration for member events and activities, including responding to information requests from current and prospective members.
  • Assist in the implementation of membership application processing procedures.
  • Update contact and participant records, maintain the integrity of the contact database, and contribute to the documentation of related processes and procedures, in close coordination with colleagues.
  • As analyses, and write reports.
  • Assist the Executive Director in identifying member needs and developing the content, scope, budgets, and member volunteers for new member programs, resources, activities, and services. sist the Executive Director with the implementation of research tasks related to the further development of member programs, resources, activities, and services, as well as member recruitment and retention. To this end, prepare survey instruments, manage and collect data, conduct interviews, carry out desk research, perform
  • Contribute to the production of marketing and communications materials and member publications, including a regular association newsletter as well as website content, including soliciting contributions from members, when appropriate.
  • Liaise with financial management service provider regarding the processing of incoming and outgoing invoices, particularly as related to membership dues.
  • Prepare logistics arrangements for operational activities needed; in particular, assist in the organization and implementation of onsite events (in multiple international locations, with multiple international partners) as well as web-based activities.
  • Support the Executive Director and other staff members in the development and maintenance of the ICT capabilities of PHAP.
  • Assist in preparing orientation materials for interns, when applicable.
  • Assist in day-to-day office management tasks.
  • Undertake additional tasks and projects related to member programs, resources, activities, and services, as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications, Experience, and Availability

  • At least two years of prior relevant work experience;
  • Advanced degree in political/social science, international development, international relations, humanitarian affairs, non-profit management or other relevant subject (highly desirable);
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the field of humanitarian affairs (highly desirable);
  • Significant international experience, particularly experience living and/or working outside of Europe and North America (highly desirable)
  • Prior experience organizing international events, in particular, is an advantage;
  • Prior experience working in a membership organization/ professional association is an advantage;
  • Experience managing budgets is an advantage;
  • Availability to travel abroad (within and beyond Europe) to implement PHAP’s events (sometimes for more than one week at a time);
  • Availability to work on some weekends, as necessary, prior to start of events.

Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and oral and written skills in both French and English (required); other professional-level language skills, particularly in Dutch, Spanish, and/or Arabic are an advantage;
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint; desktop publishing and graphic design skills is an advantage;
  • Familiarity with membership databases (in particular CiviCRM) is an advantage;
  • Strong analytical skills (both quantitative and qualitative);
  • Strong organizational skills, resourcefulness, flexibility and ability to efficiently handle multiple tasks;
  • Ability to work independently, with attention to detail;
  • Good financial and planning skills;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.

Application Procedure

DEADLINE: 8 September 2011 (applications reviewed on a rolling basis).

  • Applicants should send their cover letter and CV by email to: jobs@phapinternational.org (applications sent by email will be acknowledged automatically upon receipt);
  • Only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted;
  • Interviews will take place during the course of September 2011 in Brussels or via phone/Skype;
  • All applications must be written in English;
  • The closing date for applications is 8 September 2011;
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible before the deadline.

Director for Buildings, Technical Installations and Property

European Patent Office

Munich/The Hague/Berlin/Vienna

As part of its succession planning, the EPO expects to have a director vacancy (for buildings, technical installations and property) to fill with effect from 1 March 2012. This official reports directly to the Principal Director General Administration, who is also responsible for "controlling/special tasks", facility management and internal services.

The appointee will be responsible for the technical management of the EPO-owned buildings at all EPO sites (Munich, The Hague, Berlin and Vienna), with a total gross floor area of approx. 688 000m² and accommodating some 7 000 employees from 38 member states. The directorate currently has about 75 staff.

Applicants should be energetic and committed individuals who relish the prospect of redesigning and optimising the EPO's processes for its buildings, technical installations and property. You will be motivated by a varied job offering many interesting challenges at the multiple interfaces between technical and construction projects and day-to-day running of the buildings. One of your main tasks will be to position the directorate to meet future challenges.

Main duties

  • Leading, organising and strategic positioning of the directorate in technical and construction projects and in the day-to-day running of the buildings
  • Budget responsibility for the directorate, drafting budget and financial-planning proposals and exercising delegated financial authority
  • Drawing up, harmonising and monitoring service-level agreements
  • Assessing measures' cost-effectiveness and technical suitability
  • Evaluating and optimising organisational processes within the directorate and efficiency-oriented co-operation with other units
  • Leading or working on internal working groups and cross-site projects
  • Developing the directorate's strategic objectives; controlling goal-attainment
  • Ensuring that all relevant buildings-management rules, regulations and guidelines are implemented and complied with
  • Fostering the professional development of staff, especially with a view to the strategic challenges facing the directorate
  • Co-operative and goal-oriented personnel management.

Candidate profile

  • University degree in civil engineering, architecture or a similar discipline
  • Sound knowledge and practical experience of architecture and facility management
  • At least 10 years' experience in similar positions in industry, the public sector or an international organisation of comparable size
  • Several years' experience of exercising line-management authority, ideally whilst leading cross-site teams
  • Ability to work analytically and conceptually
  • Project-management experience, ideally using PRINCE2
  • Experience in preparing decisions and presentations of conclusions to committees
  • Good teamwork and negotiating skills, and the ability to get things done.
  • Intercultural understanding and sensitivity
  • Willingness to travel.

Minimum qualifications

University degree or - in exceptional cases - equivalent knowledge acquired over many years of qualified work. Many years' professional experience. Excellent knowledge of one official language, and ability to understand the other two.

The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of qualifications and tests. Before the formal interviews, shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend an assessment centre for exercises and discussions designed to assess their management skills and personal qualities. The results will go to the selection board for consideration in the subsequent stages of the selection procedure.

It is intended to hold an assessment centre on 3 and 4 November 2011 and the interviews on 29 and 30 November 2011. Both will take place in Munich.

Please apply online, using the online application form, reference number INT/EXT/5141

Closing date: 26.09.2011

As the second largest European organisation, the European Patent Office offers a competitive salary, excellent social benefits and varied work in a modern international environment.

Housing Finance Officer HFHI - Habitat for Humanity International

Bratislava, Slovakia

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is a nonprofit, Christian organization dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built and renovated more than 400,000 homes, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 2 million people worldwide. In Europe and Central Asia, Habitat works in 22 countries with partners, donors and volunteers from the region. Its regional headquarters is based in Bratislava, Slovakia.

We are currently seeking to recruit a:

Housing Finance Officer

Reporting to the Housing Finance Manager of ECA (Europe & Central Asia) this position will contribute to the growth and development of the existing housing finance programs in the region, consistent with HFHI standards and strategic goals towards sustainably serving families. At the same time, the Housing Finance Officer will assist with the development and implementation of a regional expansion strategy with special focus in partnerships.

Detail Responsibilities/Duties:

DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT OF NEW HOUSING FINANCE PROJECTS:

  • Assist in developing, piloting and implementing Housing Finance (HF) and Housing Micro Finance (HMF) projects in cooperation with National Organizations (NOs) and area office team.
  • Assist in developing, piloting and implementing partnership projects in cooperation with NOs and the area office team.
  • Support the development of credit proposals by NOs.
  • Monitor and follow-up implementation of new HF and HMF projects.
  • Promote alliances with other institutions related to the Credit area, such as Banks and other Micro Finance institutions.

CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT FOR HOUSING FINANCE

  • Generate learnings and promote scaling of effective models, sharing and knowledge transfer in the area and globally.
  • Identify capacity gaps in the field of implementing capacity of HF and HMF projects and cooperate with Finance and Program team in developing capacity, including legal aspects and financial literacy of clients.
  • Lead area wide initiatives for financial education.
  • Promote adoption and adaptation of successful HF and HMF models among HFH entities within ECA Area.

CENTER FOR INNOVATION IN SHELTER (CISF) and MICROBUILD FUND (MBF)

  • Lead learning and knowledge generation strategic initiatives
  • Liaise with MFC and lead appropriate product and service development to support housing to become mainstream in the MFI sector in the region
  • Support pilot project preparation and implementation to feed the pipeline for MicroBuild activities
  • Support appropriate Due Dilligence, both desk and on site and prepare MFI proposals for scale up

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field: finance, microfinance, housing, economics, business.
  • Financing (for housing) analysis abilities. Familiarity with Net Present Value and Future Value calculations would be an asset.
  • Credit and micro credit analysis abilities.
  • Strong MS office skills, especially Excel.
  • Fluency in English; Russian language strongly preferred.
  • At least 3 years of experience managing and/or advising in financing and micro-financing for housing.
  • Experience in implementing development projects in the field.
  • Experience monitoring and evaluating financing and microfinance programs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the ECA region.
  • Cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Process facilitation and organizational development skills.
  • Decision making and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team.
  • Willingness to travel up to 20% of time to National Organizations and Affiliates.

If you enjoy working in a global team, are interested in helping to eliminate poverty housing and meet the requirements, please send your motivation letter and CV in English indicating the position you are applying for to Human Resources to hr.europe@habitat.org. Please note that the phone interviews will take place on September 27-28th, and the final interviews will take place in Bratislava on October 11-12th. Closing date for applications: September 23rd, 2011.

To find out more about HFHI visit us at www.habitateurope.org

Visits and Events Manager, Scottish Government EU Office

British Embassy

Brussels, Belgium

A full-time vacancy for an Events and Visits Manager has become available in the Scottish Government EU Office in Brussels.

The Visits and Events Manager will be responsible for organising and delivering a programme of policy and cultural events which aim to raise the profile and reputation of Scotland within the EU and to promote the Scottish Government’s EU policy priorities.

He/She will work with the Head of Office and desk officers to create and deliver a programme of Ministerial and Scottish Government official visits to Brussels.

Main Role

  • Creation and delivery of a programme of high-quality policy events for the Scottish Government in Brussels.
  • Creation and delivery of a programme of promotional and cultural events in Brussels, for example around Scotland’s Winter Festivals.
  • Creation and delivery of visit programmes for Ministers, senior officials and other visitors to Brussels.
  • Work with the Government’s International Marketing and Promotion of Scotland teams to develop promotional materials and ensure consistency in promoting Scotland abroad.
  • Responsibility for managing the office’s programme budget.
  • Line management responsibility for 3 members of staff.
  • Good command of French and/or Dutch.

Skills/Experience Required

Essential

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrated experience of events management planning and delivery.
  • Demonstrated high-quality interpersonal and communication skills including customer handling skills.
  • Strong planning, organisational and self-management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in resource or budget management.
  • Strong IT skills, including proficiency in MS Office software.

Desirable

  • A good knowledge of Scottish affairs, Scottish culture and the Scottish Government’s EU priorities.

Gross monthly salary: €2,682.91

Applications with a full CV in English should be sent to Recruitment Officer, Corporate Services Benelux, Avenue Auderghem 10, 1040 Brussels (brussels.recruitment@fco.gov.uk) by Wednesday 14 September.

Interviews will be held the week commencing 26 September with a view to the successful applicant starting work as soon as possible, subject to administrative processes.

Only applicants called for interview will be contacted.

The British Missions in Brussels are an equal opportunities employer. Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified applicants regardless of age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or physical disability. We aim to reflect the diversity of society.

Language Trainers, All Languages

Communicaid

Brussels, Belgium

Leading culture and communication skills consultancy is recruiting freelance trainers to teach at the European Institutions in Brussels.

Requirements:

  • Native speaker of the language taught;
  • 3 years University degree in language-related field;
  • Minimum 3 years full time training experience with adults (more than 15 h/wk).

Please send your CV ASAP to Brussels2009@communicaid.com

International Trade Manager

JTI - Japan Tobacco International

Geneva, Switzerland

The growing network of international trade agreements provides opportunities to reduce costs relating to customs duties, to optimize production flows and to use international trade rules to ensure free and non-discriminatory trade in tobacco products. This position has been established to support these business objectives, and the incumbent will contribute to JTI’s trade strategy development, analyze existing agreements, identify possibilities for cost reduction, develop engagement strategies and communicate JTI’s views to key stakeholders. The International Trade Manager will therefore have a central role in positioning JTI on the international trade arena.

Education:

University degree in Law, Economics or Political science, Customs school, or equivalent

Work Experience:

At least 5 years of work experience, preferably in an inter-governmental or governmental trade function, customs administration, or similar position in the private sector

Languages & Computer Skills:

English fluency, other languages an advantage, e.g. French, Spanish, German, Russian. Fully computer literate, especially in MS Office applications.

Areas of responsibilities:

  • The incumbent will contribute to strategic projects which require expertize in international trade, and service the organization with expert opinions on international trade, especially regarding commitments and rules under the WTO, FTAs, GSP schemes, BITs and customs arrangements;
  • The incumbent will undertake technical analysis of international trade issues in a range of substantial fields and jurisdictions. Typically the analysis will focus on tariff preferences, rules of origin, technical barriers to trade and intellectual property rights;
  • The incumbent will manage a database containing information about key trade agreements. This task involves both data entry and processing, and it is important that the incumbent is able to work independently and handle complex technical analysis with attention to detail;
  • In order to meet the JTI business objectives in the field of international trade, the incumbent will work closely with Market and Regional teams, HQ functions (GSC, C&CA, Tax group, CTM, Legal), other tobacco manufacturers, governments, international institutions and external consultants;
  • The incumbent will give presentations to internal and external audiences and must be comfortable with communicating effectively, concisely and diplomatically with stakeholders at various levels of seniority;
  • To perform any other tasks given by the direct supervisor.

The position requires an excellent overview of current international trade policy issues and the ability to relate this understanding to JTI's business objectives.

The incumbent must be familiar with international trade law under the World Trade Organization (WTO) and have a very good understanding of regional and bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs). Substantial knowledge in the fields of trade in goods, technical barriers to trade, intellectual property and dispute resolution mechanisms are particularly valuable.

The incumbent must have a very good understanding of customs operations and procedures, especially in light of utilizing preferential trade agreements. Expert knowledge of rules of origin is highly valuable.

www.jti.com

Please send your complete application to:
Dejan Petrovic, HR Manager using the following link http://www.jti.com/careers_home/careers_working

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