Monday, August 29, 2016

Programme Officer, Climate Governance Integrity

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
TI’s Climate Finance Programme aims to promote better transparency, accountability, and integrity to ensure fair decision-making toward ambitious climate policies and to ensure the effective use of climate finance. Building on TI’s experience and tools, the Programme pursues global and national advocacy, monitoring and capacity building actions to achieve best policy and practice results.
For more information, see www.transparency.org/programmes/detail/cgip.
Main function:
Working closely with the Programme Coordinator, the Programme Officer coordinates the work flow, financial and administrative monitoring and reporting of a specific set of activities, project or programme components, ensuring that agreed goals, best practice standards, donor obligations and TI-S regulations are met. S/he ensures that systems, procedures and approaches in place are effective, service-oriented and user-friendly.
Starting date: As soon as possible
Duration: 1 year
Location: TI-Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin, Germany
Team: Project Management
Job grade: II
Responsibilities:
  • Execute project tasks related to donor contractual obligations (financial management, fund transfer requests, procurement regulations, financial reports, etc.) in a professional, transparent, cost-effective and timely manner
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of project specific work-plans, budgets, monitoring and reporting cycles and information systems across TI-S and Chapters, especially in Africa
  • Ensure the smooth administrative functioning of project activities and support logistics and communications
  • Coordinate and supervise sub-grants and contracts with Chapters and external service providers (including financial management/results reporting), ensuring to time cost effective delivery of results and activities
  • Provide research support in gathering and compiling data and information on climate finance and governance in preparation of documents and other work outputs
  • Provide all required support in the development of funding applications and negotiation of contracts
  • Take responsibility for other tasks required to ensure successful project implementation
Knowledge, experience and skills:
  • Undergraduate university degree or professional qualification in business administration, management, finance, social science, public administration, economics, or another relevant project issue
  • 2/3+ years of project management experience with an International NGO or International Organisation, or Multinational Organisation with demonstrated in-depth knowledge of project management best practice
  • Proven experience in administration and financial management
  • Proven skills in project management (incl. planning, budgeting, implementation, review)
  • Skills in monitoring evaluation and learning an advantage
  • Skills in organisational capacity development an advantage
  • Fluency in English essential; working proficiency in French required; Spanish an advantage
  • Knowledge of climate/REDD+ governance and anti-corruption issues in Africa an advantage
Other information about the post and the location:
Transparency International and its global network offer an inspiring work environment with real learning opportunities and support. Berlin is an attractive metropolitan city with relatively low cost of living.
To learn more about Transparency International, visit our website at www.transparency.org

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply:
Qualified candidates should submit, preferably via email, a cover letter (mentioning the origin of the application, RELIEFWEB) and CV in English to:
Deadline for applications is 11 September 2016.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer.

Marketing Advisor, Southern Africa

Marketing Advisor, Southern Africa Location: preference for Johannesburg/Pretoria,South Africa**; other locations within region negotiable
Up to 50% regional/international travel
Reports to the Project Director **with dotted line to Deputy Director, Global Marketing Department (GMD) Who we are
We are Population Services International (PSI), the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services for HIV prevention and treatment, family planning and maternal and child survival.
There are over 9,000 “PSI'ers” around the world. We're a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job. **Join us!
**PSI's Southern Africa Region
 addresses a wide range of health needs across seven countries. We are leaders in marketing HIV prevention products and services pioneering innovative approaches such as male circumcision, HIV testing and self-testing, pre-exposure prophylaxis and other care and treatment services.
The Marketing Advisor is passionate about making markets work more effectively so the people we serve have the dignity of choice and ease of access to high-quality health products and services that meet their specific needs. We simply want to be the best marketers in public health. We are looking for a skilled and dynamic marketing specialist to take our region's marketing to the next level. While the marketing advisor will be supported with a broad spectrum of marketing skills, we need someone who has a demonstrated track record in social and behavior change communications, and an interest in pioneering new approaches in consumer insight generation and analysis and applying findings from complex research methodologies such as journey mapping and segmentation, but who can also coordinate across the region on marketing planning, trade and service marketing, marketing-financial decision making, marketing execution and marketing talent management.
Sound like you? Read on.
Your contribution You will instill best practices in marketing across the countries where we work. Working in collaboration with Southern Africa's Regional and South Africa and Zimbabwe Country teams and PSI's Global Marketing Department, you will:
  • Ensure country-specific marketing plans are developed for the Project.
  • Oversee the design and development of country creative briefs, media channel / media mix selection and creative agency evaluations.
  • Develop a regional strategy for in-country marketing and communications teams on PrEP in collaboration with the country teams
  • Work in close collaboration with the local Regional Marketing Advisor to develop a comprehensive marketing plan for the project
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of market research including qualitative research so that it meets program needs.
  • Facilitate discussions between programmers and researchers to ensure that program monitoring and operational research results are integrated into all aspects of the pilots including strategy, planning and implementation.
  • Ensure alignment with PSI's Global Marketing Strategy and ensure use of standardized tools and processes for marketing planning and implementation.
  • Work closely with the Global Social Marketing Department to develop country specific and appropriate SBC strategies and tools for scaling up PrEP in the target population
  • Support dissemination of results and learnings of marketing activities across country platforms and the project consortium.
  • Present key learning at selected national and international fora. Contribute to the development of project related documents such as donor reports, proposals, success stories and publications.
How will your performance be measured?
  • increased demonstrated impact through Social Marketing and Social Franchising interventions
  • demonstrated increase in use of data to drive marketing decision-making at the country level
  • increased use of global marketing tools and approaches for program design and execution at country level
What are we looking for?
The basics
  • MBA, MPH, Masters in Marketing or Communications, or equivalent degree 5+ years' experience in international marketing and/or social behavior change, preferably in health area.
  • 4+ years experience managing a team in a developing country, preferably in Africa
  • Experience implementing services marketing including the design/development of health communications strategies, implementation plans and budgets. Medical detailing or pharmaceutical experience.
  • Demonstrated experience as a facilitator of marketing/communications trainings.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be authorized to work in South Africa
What would get us excited? Experienced marketing manager adept at using evidence to make decisions. You are familiar with human centered design and have experience with consumer segmentation. You understand business systems, marketing strategies and processes and have a demonstrated ability to design, analyze, disseminate, and manage marketing strategies with proven results. The “Street Cred”.You have significant, successful experience working in areas like business, sales and distribution, management consulting, marketing. You have had great business results and you have been able to create results via your vision and direction on execution. Experience in products/services that required consumer behavior change preferred. Fire in the belly. You bring energy and passion in what you do. Team player. You 'play well' with others and enjoy seeing the impact of our work as a team.Details. Details. Details. You pay attention to them and focus on quality and consistency. Leader. You have proven ability to obtain buy-in from multiple stakeholders and create change. Developing Markets. You have experience working or doing business in developing markets where getting things done requires ingenuity, patience, and great problem solving skills. Experience in sub-Saharan Africa highly preferred. Curious and Flexible. You're an information sponge and understand what worked yesterday won't necessarily work today (or tomorrow), that each context is different. You have an ability to adapt quickly to these changing environments. Language**. English fluency a must.. We are looking for excellent writing and communications skills.** Desire to Make the World a Better Place**. You have a passion to create change in the world and believe in providing better health solutions to the poor. You might not have been able to do this in your career “to date” but this is a goal in your life.** STATUS**
  • Exempt
  • Level 6
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status

SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER - LONDON

Job Title: Senior Human Resources Officer
Country: UK - London
Location: London with travel to GOAL’s field programmes and HQ, sometimes at short notice, as part of humanitarian responses (approximately 35%).
Contract Duration: 12 Months
Reports to: Deputy Director Health – Systems, London and technical liaison with the Head of HR, Dublin.
Job summary:The Senior HR Officer will act as a primary point of contact for GOAL Health Unit including the Emergency Medical Team.
GOAL is seeking to substantially expand the organisation’s health capacity. To take these efforts forward the organisation is building an enhanced Health Department based in the UK, which will include an Emergency Medical Team.
GOAL’s Emergency Medical Team, is a new initiative to strengthen GOAL’s Health response in emergencies, building on recent work in the West Africa Ebola response and recognising more widely that there is a significant gap in global health service provision for the most vulnerable, GOAL is developing a dedicated emergency response capability.
The Emergency Medical Team (EMT) will consist of a team of technical and operations staff capable of rapid deployments to health crises, supporting on-going health programming, undertaking needs assessments and providing remote support to GOAL Country Programmes. The EMT will work in both sudden onset and chronic emergencies, respond to infectious disease outbreaks and stand ready to depoy at short notice to health crises globally.
  1. Humanitarian Response and Field HR
  2. Set up and manage the HR function in the initial period of new humanitarian interventions in new programme locations (in conjunction with the Global HR Officer and others as appropriate).
  3. Ensure compliance with local labour laws.
  4. Act as a liaison point between the international recruitment team and humanitarian team on-the–ground.
  5. Coordinate local recruitment and staff onboarding as required by humanitarian response management.
  6. Coordinate recruitment and capacity building of the longer term HR team where necessary. Coordinate with Head of HR in relation to other short term HR and other expert deployments.
  7. Build linkages with HR Managers of other NGOs on the ground to share relevant information and coordinate HR approach and policies.
  8. Ready to deploy at short notice to provide the necessary HR support to the Emergency Medical Team as part of humanitarian responses.
  9. Ensure that there is deployment tracking system in place to enable rapid recruitment and manage response turnover.
  10. Resourcing
  11. Act as focal point for Health Unit recruitment, including coordinating current and future resource requirements.
  12. Maximise the effectiveness of the recruitment by networking in the sector and growing GOAL’s pool of potential job candidates.
  13. Work with the Senior International HR Officer in HQ to highlight key GOAL Health Unit staff on overseas assignment and ensure they are aware of and accessing career and development opportunities within GOAL.
  14. Manage effective relationships with key stakeholders including Hiring Managers, Country Directors, international and national partners.
  15. Work with GOAL’s HR and Recruitment team to create and develop an internal pool of potential candidates to be deployed at short-notice in case of emergency.
  16. Track and report on current Health Unit vacancies, working closely with the relevant recruitment specialists in Ireland, UK and US to ensure quality candidates are recruited rapidly.
  17. Other duties
  18. Reporting to the Head of HR on key field human resources issues, statistics, trends and creative solutions. Other reports as required.
  19. Ensure the correct handover of work in case of deployment.
  20. Support the Health Unit training and capacity building activities.
  21. Assist with the rollout of the GOAL HR Information System and online Recruitment System in Health Unit humanitarian responses (where appropriate to local context and capacity).
  22. Contribute ideas and expertise to the HQ HR team and support with requirements and information gathering in relation to relevant HR initiatives (such as emergency HR set-up pack, job description templates and Emergency HR Procedures).
  23. Travel on and contribute to HR assignments outside the HR Unit if spare capacity exists, in consultation with the Deputy Director Health – Systems.
  24. Liaise with Staff Health HR Officer as required.
Requirements
  • HR qualification and at least 5 years HR generalist experience.
  • At least 3 years of HR experience in the NGO sector, including over a year managing human resources in a field location. Previous experience in a humanitarian response context is essential.
  • Strong communication and networking skills.
  • Ability to plan effectively and manage large workloads, particularly during humanitarian responses.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multi-cultural settings using a collaborative approach.
  • Proven ability to work in demanding and/or insecure locations.
  • Fluency in English is essential. Fluency in French is a strong advantage and knowledge of Arabic and Spanish would also be useful in this role.
  • Availability to travel, often at short notice, and occasionally to remote and insecure locations for up to 3 months at a time.
GOAL has Standards of Integrity and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies any job offer made is also subject to police clearance. GOAL is an equal opportunities employer.
This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

IT & Operations Coordinator

As an essential member of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) team, the IT & Operations Coordinator facilitates the Flying Eye Hospital’s programs by managing the FEH network infrastructure and supporting the IT and operations needs of the FEH team. Additionally, the IT & Operations Coordinator assists clinical staff in the use of the Supply Chain Management system to track inventory and medical consumables usage. This position requires up to 45 weeks of worldwide travel per year, mostly to developing countries.
Due to the travel required, this role can be located anywhere in the world.
REPORTING & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
The IT & Operations Coordinator reports to the FEH Logistics and Administration Manager. S/he also works closely with the Senior Manager, Advanced Logistics, the FEH Finance and HR Administrator, and Audio Visual Specialist and liaises with all members of the Flying Eye Hospital team, as well as the IT & Communications team at the Orbis offices in New York and Hong Kong.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
IT TECHNICAL SUPPORT:
  • Perform routine maintenance of all network and server hardware.
  • Configure and manage Active Directory user and computer objects within the FEH organizational unit.
  • Install, troubleshoot and upgrade Microsoft Office Suite products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.).
  • Set-up and support the FEH patient database using MS Access.
  • Support the participant database system.
  • Configure router/firewall appliance to facilitate VPN access to the ORBIS network, basic storage allocations through storage area networks (SAN), and video conference set-up between multiple subnets/firewalls.
  • Establish internet connectivity on the FEH by using line-of-sight (Proxim) relay from host airport, by using mobile network or Satellite
  • Diagnose and resolve IT issues including e-mail, Internet, and local-area network access problems. Troubleshoot hardware issues for all servers, clients, printers, network devices.
  • Configure, and deploy FEH staff’s hardware, software and peripherals.
  • Coordinate timely repair of equipment covered by third-party vendor maintenance agreements.
  • Ensure Software Licenses are in place for applications used.
  • Coordinate with Staff Ophthalmologists and FEH Program Manager to collect and integrate the Volunteer Faculty (VF) Lecture Notes with Audience Response System.
  • Compile and submit pre and post test results of VF Lecture Notes to the FEH Medical Director and FEH Program Manager.
  • Collect classroom participants’ feedback and submit it weekly to the FEH Medical Director and FEH Program Manager during each program.
  • Scan and compile medical charts at the end of each program and send the soft copy and hard copy to the program administrator in New York.
  • Setup and maintain a centralized Fixed Asset Inventory Database for IT, Audio Visual (AV) and Biomed.
  • Work closely with IT team at ORBIS office in New York and Hong Kong.
Quality Assurance and On-Going Development:
  • Keep up to date with trends and developments in relevant technologies and make recommendations to New York IT.
  • As needed, procure peripherals and similar low value equipment. Procurement of laptops/workstations, software and other higher value items should be coordinated with Global IT.
  • Carry out audits on FEH IT assets and network infrastructure and advice on required replacement of various hardware
INVENTORY AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT:
  • Keep a list of all deployed laptops by hostname/serial numbers and track which users they are deployed to. Track any changes that occur.
  • Input receipt of supplies into SCM system
  • Gather the necessary information from designated FEH staff to compile and submit the Aircraft Operations and FEH fixed asset reports.
LOGISTICS:
  • Support the Logistics and Administration Manager and Senior Manager, Advanced Logistics with FEH logistics as needed, whether it is with hotels, transportation, airport etc.
General:
  • Provide back-up for the reconciliation of petty cash and the closing of the books.
  • Assist in the daily cleaning, set-up and packing of the aircraft.
  • Participate actively in fund raising events and goodwill tours on and off the plane and represent Orbis at social functions.
**
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE**
  • Min. 3-5 years network experience with MS Windows Server OS.
  • MCSE, MC-ITP or equivalent a plus.
  • Working knowledge of MS Active Directory, MS Exchange, SAN configuration and management, Wireless Networking and Technology and basic IT helpdesk support skills.
  • Hands-on experience with common client hardware, Microsoft OS and Office software and network administration. Previous administrative work experience and/or project support experience.
  • Experience with Linux will be advantageous.
  • Experience with IP telephone system is advantageous.
  • Prior experience working in a non-profit environment and/or international work experience is a plus.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Superior level of computer literacy (Windows OS, MS Office, Windows Server, MS Exchange, SAN, and Internet).
  • Solid organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to interact effectively with people of diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Team oriented work style, with a pro-active, open-minded, and flexible approach.
  • High level of professional integrity and discretion.
  • Exceptional tolerance to stress: ability to function effectively in a demanding, fast-paced, and constantly changing work environment.
  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability and desire to travel to developing countries up to 10 months a year – including no significant disqualifying factors that would preclude approval of entry visas in the countries on the FEH travel schedule.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please click here.
Orbis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As a global organization we welcome qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Technical Advisor - Social Change Communications

Short introduction
The UK Department for International Development plans to implement a programme tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG) called Preventing Violence Against Adolescent Girls in Ghana (PVAAG). The programme is expected to improve the lives of adolescent girls in Ghana by addressing the high prevalence of violence against them. The outcome will be the reduction of violence as experienced among adolescent girls in target communities and the intended impact is the long term reduction in the prevalence of violence against girls and women in Ghana.
The programme will combine four mutually supportive outputs:
Output 1: Adolescent girls have increased ability to protect themselves from violence and/or seek support following threats or incidents of violence.
Output 2: Adolescent boys and girls have improved knowledge and attitudes towards violence against girls.
Output 3: Social norms campaign target group has improved knowledge and attitudes towards violence against girls (to protect girls from violence and support them to be safe from violence).
Output 4: Robust knowledge and evidence is produced on the drivers and effects of VAWG against adolescent girls in Ghana and “what works” to tackle this.
Options is seeking a qualified campaigning and social norms specialist to support the implementation of output 3 and ensure a quality and innovative approach feeding into a youth-led social norms campaign on VAWG, at regional and national level.
Summary purpose and objectives of role
The purpose of the role is to support the development of a strategic, integrated campaign designed to drive attitudinal, behavioural and social norms change on VAWG at multiple levels. Responsibilities will include:
Technical leadership, programme delivery, and successful implementation of output 3, ensuring that the social norms campaign is implemented to the highest standards of quality and efficiency and designed to shift the attitudes and beliefs that justify and perpetuate VAWG in Ghana. Provide technical advice on campaigning and VAWG social norms, working closely with other agency counterparts and partners involved in PVAAG. Develop tailored messaging frameworks for a range of audiences and contexts, including identifying priority channels and partners for communications.
Management of social change communications,** working together with the Team Leader, develop and implement a clear vision for the campaign and oversee local adaptation and strategic national level communications. Oversee the development of effective communications resources that reflect the campaign’s vision and overall brand personality. Coordinate the team to develop and ensure coherent, integrated messaging across the PVAAG programme. Develop and write content, led by local priorities and insight. Proactively engage with social media and other suitable communications platforms identified for each context. Ensure that the roll out of the social change communications component in each targeted region follows the vision and strategy designed during Inception and is appropriately adapted to the local context. Coordinate with external stakeholders, supporting communications and messaging at regional and national level and taking voices from the ground to regional and national communications.
Implementing knowledge-sharing and stakeholder engagement, lead on knowledge-sharing through a variety of media to improve implementation and disseminate successes and lessons learnt. Develop tools, resources and workshops to build capacity amongst members and partners on social change communication. Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor to ensure that lessons from the programme and routine monitoring data are collected and all donor reporting requirements are met.
Client and government and partner relations, represent the programme with external partners, ensure effective coordination with government ministries, DFID, and other stakeholders at regional and national levels. Identify opportunities to recruit partners to support the work of the movement and national coalitions (including media and private sector partners), coordinate events and participation of the programme in regional and national events. Support advocacy and mobilisation activities as required in target communities, and work with local and national partners as necessary.
Person specification The successful applicant will possess:
  • At least 10 years’ professional experience in the development and /or charity sector, specifically working in the protection of women and girls against violence.
  • Proven track record in multimedia communications product development and creative assets, including design and understanding of social media in the African context.
  • A demonstrable track record of bringing about transformational social change and developing strategies for challenging environments and complex and sensitive issues.
  • Significant knowledge and experience in campaigning, at regional and national level, engaging key stakeholders, communities and government (incl. local authorities) on social issues faced by girls and women, preferably in the fight against VAWG and social norms change.
  • Strong technical expertise of VAWG and challenges faced by girls in Ghana or related area (e.g. children’s rights, FGM/C, sexual and reproductive health/rights).
  • Previous experience working with a team of highly skilled, multidisciplinary and multinational staff, with ability to multi-task, work under pressure, and adapt quickly to address new information or changing circumstances.
  • Outstanding leadership and client and external liaison skills, with experience of working in complex environments with government, donors and external stakeholders, and building consensus and inspiring motivation among diverse stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with the political, social, economic and cultural context of Ghana and West Africa more broadly.
  • Excellent writer and editor with an ability to communicate complex ideas through simple messages and formats.
  • A postgraduate qualification in Social Science, International Development, Gender or a related discipline.
  • Excellent written and spoken English, with knowledge of national Ghanaian languages a bonus.

HOW TO APPLY:
Application process
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience and why you feel you are suited to this role, to Leanne Turner opportunities@options.co.uk. Candidates should state the role in the subject header.
  • Closing date for applications is 12th September 2016.
  • Applications will be reviewed as they are received; interested applicants are encouraged to submit applicants as soon as possible.

Legal Officer, P4

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill a Legal Officer position at the P4 level, based at our Headquarters in Rome, Italy.
Legal officers operate with a high level of operational independence for issuing legal advice and dealing client’s legal issues. They perform a high degree of specialized legal work and deal with complex and sensitive legal issues. In addition, particularly in larger legal groups, it is common for the P-4 job holder to be a team leader providing guidance, leadership and mentoring for other Legal Officers. At this level, job holders originate new policies or programs in a specific subject area or field of work. Work involves specialist expertise that goes beyond established procedures or models. Job holders work with minimal supervision and are expected to pursue new areas of activities within a broad program framework combining credible capacity with independent responsibility for developing specific program initiatives and creates opportunities for developing new client relationships.
Under the general supervision and guidance of the Senior Legal Officer the Legal Officer, P4 will be responsible for the following key duties:
  • Serve as a lead officer in one or more areas of concentration, and independently handle a wide range of multi-discipline and highly complex legal matters including interpretation and application of various legal instruments in the relevant area of concentration to ensure the provision of comprehensive legal services;
  • Contribute to determination of strategy and approach to legal matters, to ensure provision of solid recommendations and cohesive legal services;
  • Develop policies, directives, guidelines, procedures and other internal or corporate documents to provide organization with appropriate regulatory framework;
  • Provide legal advice on diverse and complex procedural questions, draft and negotiate complex contracts, develop new legal modalities within the framework of WFP’s normative guidelines to meet unique client requirements; in particular, the incumbent will participate, in a multi-disciplinary context, in the development of cash-based solutions, an expanding component of WFP’s food-assistance response;
  • Provide advice and participate in negotiations and settlement of claims and disputes with public and private entities to ensure WFP’s position is explained and defended;
  • Undertake extensive legal research and analysis and prepare legal opinions, studies, briefs, reports and complex correspondence to enable the provision of comprehensive legal services;
  • Provide efficient legal services on various standing boards, committees, working groups and task forces and represent organization at meetings, conferences and other events including complex cases in tribunals or administrative proceedings to ensure the efficient exchange of technical discussions and that WFP’s interests are protected;
  • Facilitate increased awareness of potential liability exposure and proactive minimization of risk to enable well-informed decisions;
  • Build productive partnerships with other Legal Offices across UN system to ensure consistency in legal information and to complement WFP provided legal services;
  • Supervise, coach and build capacity of other staff;
  • Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men;
  • Other as required.
Qualifications & Experience Required
Education:
  • Advanced University degree in Law, or First University degree in Law with additional relevant experience and training;
  • Must be qualified to practice law or admitted to practice law by a recognized national or state bar or law society.
Experience:
  • At least eight years (three of which are international) of relevant progressively responsible experience as a lawyer in a law firm or in a private-sector institution or in an international organisation in the area of contract and commercial law;
  • Experience in financial transactions, public and/or private international law would be an asset.
Technical Skills & Knowledge:
  • Demonstrated ability to draft contracts ad-hoc that are appropriate to contractual counterparty and context;
· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; demonstrated ability to take independent decisions;
· Strong business acumen and ability to think strategically;
· Solid communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
· Strong time management and priorities management skills;
· Adaptability and ability to work on a wide range of legal issues.
  • General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures, desirable.
Language:
  • Fluency in oral and written English with an intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages).
Non-Rotational Nature
Mobility is and continues to be a core contractual requirement in WFP. This position is however classified as “non-rotational” which means the incumbent shall not be subject to the regular reassignment process unless the position is reclassified as rotational.
Terms and Conditions
Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year. He/she will be required to travel abroad sometime to remote and difficult locations.
WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. For more details please visit icsc.un.org

HOW TO APPLY:
Application Procedures:
Step 1: Register and create your online CV.
Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.
NOTE: You must complete Step 1 and 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.
Deadline for applications: 16 September 2016
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.
REF: 16-0021796**

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