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    Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 27 Apr 2017

    Background

    The IFRC Secretariat has long recognized the need for high level strategic leadership particularly for large response operations. The rationale for the creation of the HEOps pool and roster has been supported by the findings and recommendations of a number of recent operational reviews and evaluations, namely the increasing frequency and complexity of major disasters requiring more sophisticated strategic leadership and coordination roles and the need for greater predictability and continuity in providing quality operational leadership support to National Societies affected.

    The HEOps project was developed by the Geneva IFRC Surge Senior Officers and British, Canadian and American Red Cross representatives. The project was presented to and supported by the Disaster Management Working Group, the Federation’s Region and Geneva Secretariat offices as well as National Societies, many of whom have contributed to the costs and roll out this initiative for almost six years now.

    This initiative has been complemented by the “Developing HEOPS Program” in order to deepen the pool of HEOPS-Ready personnel available for deployments. The Developing Heads of Emergency Operations (DHEOps) is now in its third year. The first round of DHEOps was completed in 2016. Six out of seven candidates successfully completed the program and qualified as HEOPs-Ready, including one candidate who is now a full time HEOPs. The second and current round of DHEOps has 9 candidates, from various National Societies, IFRC regional office and ICRC.

    Beyond the HEOPS/D-HEOPs model, the larger system needs to be reviewed from the angle of reviewing availability/ predictability of leadership and coordination surge personnel as availability continues to be an ongoing issue. This consultancy will review existing models of registers, rosters, retainers/professionalization models to inform how best to address the gap in availability of leaders in emergency operations.

    This consultancy will be supported by the Canadian Red Cross. *

    Purpose

    This review is planned to assess the progress made since the mid-terms review (2014) vs. the recommendations made in the Global Tools review and the different Real Time Evaluation (RTE) of operations where HEOPS and DHEOPS were deployed.

    It is pertinent to review the progress to date, either confirming assumptions or expectations of progress or providing recommendations to revise the approach if necessary, while also being able to feedback to the donor national societies (DMWG) on the future of the tools.

    The review report will be used to provide the IFRC an opportunity to reflect on decisions made and approaches taken and to allow an informed decision on the future of this global tool created 6 years ago.

    The scope of this review is two folds:

    Objective 1:

    To measure the effectiveness, efficiency, impact and connectedness of the HEOPs. The review report will be used to provide the IFRC an opportunity to reflect on decisions made and approaches taken, to consider the future methods to enhance preparedness and leadership. The reviewer would develop a measuring system that could ideally be replicated on a later date.

    Objective 2:

    To evaluate gaps in surge leadership beyond the high-level strategic focus of the HEOps, namely for the management of small and medium scale emergencies that require an Operations Manager or other form of surge leadership and make recommendations on options to fill any remaining gaps. The review will examine the HEOPs/ D-HEOPS management model as well as other leadership surge management models (such as the Operations Managers) to determine how to improve the ongoing gap in availability of surge leadership. Many National Societies have established different initiatives to improve availability and predictability of surge and these models should be reviewed as a part of this consultancy.

    More specifically the review will look at:

    · HEOPS-related progress made and results in providing strategic leadership to IFRC-led operations within the planned time-frame (currently three months) and beyond, as viewed by the Regional Office (requesting the support), the host national societies, the Geneva Secretariat as well as the back donors.

    · The reality of the work undertaken vs. the objectives set out in ToR issued at the time of a deployment request (to which degree is the HEOPS’ work on strategic / operational level)

    · The added value and strategic leadership brought in by the HEOPS in medium and large scale operations as well as in other “non-traditional” deployments (such as protracted crisis or contingency-planning missions)

    · The added value of the use of the HEOPS incumbents in ‘peace time’ activities in between deployments

    · The added value of D-HEOPS/HEOPS ready component. Analysis of its effectiveness and efficiency, its design and the management with a special view on availability

    · A cost/benefit analysis of the HEOPS-project, including an analysis of original budget and verification of cost recovery component of the programme.

    · A review of the HEOPS/D-HEOPs management model (also see Finance below) to inform how best this program should be managed moving forward.

    · An evaluation of leadership gaps for operations that do not meet the requirement for strategic-level leaderships, typically small to medium scale DREF or Appeal-funded operations and management models to provide effective leadership surge capacities for these operations.

    · Recommendations on models that could be used to fill any remaining gaps, including (but not limited to) 1) an expansion of the leadership surge pool of delegates, 2) exploring innovative ways to contract D-HEOPS, HEOPS-R, Operations Mangers, 3) revised register and roster models and/or retainer-type models and/or rotation models for National Society or IFRC staff,

    Methodology

    The review methodology will include, but not be limited to secondary literature review, key informant interviews with stakeholders including:

    · HEOPS (current and former), HEOPS ready, DHEOPS, Operations Managers

    · Regional Office management, Regional DM units/coordinators, possibly Head of Operations, the Secretariat’s Disaster and Crisis Department (DCD) in Geneva, the Security unit and technical and HR departments

    · National Societies: host national societies; PNS working in emergencies, which were led by HEOps/DHEOPS/HEOPS ready / Operations Mangers; donor/supporting national societies (i.e. those contributing to FACT and ERU global disaster response tools and DMWG members)

    · Country Offices and Countries Clusters office where HEOps/ DHEOPS/HEOPS ready have deployed.

    Evaluator – Roles and Responsibilities

    This review will be undertaken by an external consultant. The review is commissioned by IFRC Global Surge Desk who will provide key contacts for the review and function as focal point, providing support where necessary.

    The evaluator will be responsible for managing the review process and outputs. During the 30 days consultancy, he/she will:

    · Define the methodology and work plan of the review including his/her role

    · Review secondary data/background material of the project and subsequent operational reports pertaining to deployments of the HEOps.

    · Conduct key informant interviews

    · Carry out interviews with selected IFRC Regional offices (Africa/Europe and America)

    · Draft, edit and finalise a final report

    · Prepare a summary of the findings & conclusions & recommendations in power point format

    Timeframe

    It is expected that the evaluator will take no more than six weeks to carry out the document review, conduct interviews and write up. This consultancy, inclusive of the final report, must be completed by 15 May 2017. All finalised deliverables are expected by 31th May 2017. The consultant may be home based, but must be available for travel if needed.


    How to apply:

    If you are interested, please apply before 27 April on our website: www.ifrc.org
    To apply click here


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    Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 24 Apr 2017

    Background

    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

    Organizational Context

    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organisation established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. The Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world. The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity of the International Federation to serve, connect, and represent National Societies. The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency, coordination, and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement; and expanding engagement with partners. The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized in three main business groups: (i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership; (ii) Programmes and Operations; and (iii) Management Services. The Programme Services Division is in turn organised in three Departments, each of them led by a Director. The department of Health consists of 3 teams, of which Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is one. The Senior Officer of the WASH team serves as a member of the WASH team reporting to the WASH Team Leader. The Senior Officer WASH supports the IFRC's programmatic vision for WASH and its translation into programmatic interventions, in close collaboration with Regional Offices, by providing technical advice, support and coordination to the Federation's programmes in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion throughout the resilience continuum (in emergency, recovery and development contexts).

    Job Purpose

    The Senior Officer WASH is expected to contribute to the (1) delivery of all global activities covered by the WASH programs (water, sanitation, hygiene promotion) especially focusing upon public health in WASH and hygiene promotion and ensuring sound and consistent coordination between Geneva Secretariat, its regions and the country offices, the National Societies membership and the wider international and humanitarian network and to ensure linkages and integration in a resilience based program approach (2) contribute to and backstop coordination of WASH support in the emergency and development contexts (3) as member of the WASH team provide additional support to the Team Leader, WASH.

    After an initial extended briefing period at the Secretariat in Geneva, the position will be assigned to the Regional Office in Africa (Nairobi) in order to actively support key priority areas in relation to Public Health & WASH. Job Duties and Responsibilities

    Enable RCRC to be a global leading player in the WASH sector

    • Under the direction of the Team Leader WASH, contribute to and support the work of RCRC at relevant international fora, in publications, conferences and meeting and ensure that relevant advocacy themes are well presented, and to the positioning of RCRC as a global leader especially in public health and hygiene promotion in WASH.
    • Contribute to cross-divisional, field and national societies input in the development of global policies, strategies, guidelines and tools as well as the integration of these standards into the work of RCRC to ensure sound and sustainable WASH programmes and effective public health outcomes.
    • Contribute to and support community led WASH, both rural and urban, as a significant means of contributing towards achievement of the health related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other relevant global health development targets.
    • Work closely, with other members of the WASH Team, with Health & Care Department focal points for epidemiology, public health in emergencies, and health promotion, with the Communications and Partnerships Teams contributing to ensuring appropriate visibility, resource mobilization and public awareness of the work of IFRC/RCRC.

    Support National Societies in order to improve its WASH performance

    • Ensure that WASH programs support disease control and prevention of transmission in all relevant settings (clinical, home, environment etc.) with a main focus on the African region.
    • Support the mapping of global WASH programming, progress and best practices and priority needs of National Societies especially in the context of WASH in public health and hygiene promotion and ensure professional dialogue with and relevant support to technical staff and maintain a functioning network of delegates, NS staff and professionals in the WASH sector.
    • Act as technical reference point for the Secretariat, Regional/Cluster Offices, National Societies and WASH Delegates especially in the area, but not limited to, public health issues linked to WASH, epidemic response, vector control, medical waste, and hygiene promotion as well as coordinating training initiatives and plans in the area.
    • Contribute to providing specific technical support to ensure National Societies are able to effectively incorporate WASH in public health and hygiene promotion within each stage of the emergency cycle and along the resilience continuum: strengthening of WASH as part of prevention; WASH disaster preparedness; community disease detection and early warning; behaviour change communication; community management of sustainable water supplies.
    • Contribute to the four cross organizational WASH related work streams: WASH for development through expansion of GWSI; WASH in disasters; WASH during public health emergencies and WASH in Urban Settings but with the primary emphasis on WASH during public health emergencies.
    • Focus on establishing integrated cholera control programmes that should develop into long term investment in WASH as well as other public health issues such as linking wash with nutrition, vector control and wash in health facilities in the Africa region.

    Support coordination of WASH during emergencies

    • Act as focal and reference point in the Secretariat for WASH in public health emergencies related issues and deployments including training initiatives.
    • Support further development of Emergency Response Units, RDRT and other response systems that provide improved conditions for rapid and efficient response to needs for WASH conditions in public health emergency situations.
    • With other WASH team members actively engage with and provide secretariat support to the Interagency Hygiene Promotion Working Group.
    • Contribute to and when required backstop the RCRC global WASH surge mechanisms and, as part of cross organizational Emergency Support Team and in conjunction with partner and host National Societies, ensure that the right people with the right skills and equipment are able to be deployed to the right places at the right time to support National Societies WASH needs.
    • Work closely with the emergency health team so as to ensure WASH activities (including hygiene promotion) are directed at areas of highest needs particularly during infectious disease emergencies.

    Contribute to Delivering quality in operations

    • Under the direction of the Team Leader WASH, ensure that tools, guidelines and projects in the team are based on evidence, applicable international standards and follow a resilience based health approach.
    • Ensure that operational questions and challenges are addressed by operational research in partnership with different research institutions and other partners
    • Ensure that behavioural change components and training are following good standards and are aligned to department wide approaches
    • Perform knowledge extraction, analysis, documentation, validation codification and dissemination of results/lessons learned in the specific thematic area and ensure knowledge sharing and content management with both internal and external stakeholders.

    Contribute to an effective, high quality IFRC team:

    • Be accountable to the team manager by providing progress reports on results against objectives and risk analysis.
    • Be flexible in your work definition according to needs and targets and improve team efficiencies and effectiveness within available resources.
    • Be a pro-active team member fostering a customer service-oriented culture that values proactivity, continuous improvement, innovation, high performance and cost effectiveness.
    • Foster a co-creative environment with colleagues in the Secretariat, Regions and the National Societies and open and co-operative view to the actors in the relevant external environment.
    • Support the Team Leader in strengthening financial standards in the team by contributing to: ensure regular reports on use of funds within the WASH Team are provided; and ensure budget needs are met and reported upon in a timely and efficient manner.

    Education

    • Advanced university degree (master's or equivalent) in WASH, Public Health, engineering or equivalent professional experience - required
    • Relevant post graduate degree in public health - preferred

    Experience

    Required:

    • At least 5 years working experience in the humanitarian or development sector, with a focus on WASH.
    • Demonstrated professional credibility in the sector and experience working in an international or cross-cultural environment.

    Preferred:

    • 5 years management and supervisory experience in a multicultural environment, with developing countries and/or with an international organisation at management level.
    • Experience working in a RC/RC National Society and/or Federation/ICRC.

    Knowledge, skills and languages

    Required:

    • Knowledge of WASH and public health and experience in practically applying this knowledge into policy, programmes and positioning.
    • Programme and project management.
    • Results oriented and demand driven individual, entrepreneurial, ability to lead in unprecedented and/or ambiguous situations.
    • Demonstrated leadership and management skills, including the ability to lead within a matrix management structure and utilise talent and experience of team members in a productive way.
    • Outstanding networking, representational, communication and negotiation skills. An ability to be proactive and persuasive.
    • Demonstrated track record in innovating, contributing to a learning culture, sharing knowledge and new approaches to engaging partners.
    • Professional credibility, able to work effectively at all levels across the organisation.
    • Proven good judgment and ability to work with complete integrity and confidentiality.
    • High degree of discretion, tact and sensitivity in dealing with internal and external clients and stakeholders at all levels.
    • Ability to work within a multi-cultural, multilingual, multidisciplinary environment.
    • Fluently spoken and written English.

    Preferred

    • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic) -

    Competencies and values

    Values: Respect for Diversity, Integrity, Professionalism, Accountability

    Core Competencies: Communication, Collaboration & Teamwork, Judgement & Decision Making, National Society & Customer Relations, Creativity & Innovation, Building Trust

    Managerial Competencies: Managing Staff Performance, Managing Staff Development

    Functional Competencies: Strategic Orientation, Building Alliances, Leadership, Empowering Others

    Comments

    Due to availability of funds, this post is no longer on Staff on Loan category.

    The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.


    How to apply:

    Please apply on the organisation's website: Click Here


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    Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 27 Apr 2017

    Background

    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

    Organizational Context

    The intern will work in the Risk and Vulnerability function of Disaster and Crises Prevention Response Recovery (DCPRR) Department and provide technical and administrative support to work managed by the Department, particularly related to the populating of the online Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) repository, doing quality control of the reports and supporting the outreach to NS and the wider RCRC Network requesting them to contribute existing VCA reports and plans of action. The intern may also be requested to support the development of a digital VCA app.Job Purpose

    The intern will work in the Risk and Vulnerability function of Disaster and Crises Prevention Response Recovery (DCPRR) Department and provide technical and administrative support to work managed by the Department, particularly related to the populating of the online Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) repository, doing quality control of the reports and supporting the outreach to NS and the wider RCRC Network requesting them to contribute existing VCA reports and plans of action. The intern may also be requested to support the development of a digital VCA app.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    The intern will support the efficient running of the VCA repository development in the IFRC Secretariat’s Geneva office, in close collaboration with the Global Disaster Preparedness Center. This will include undertaking the necessary administrative and technical tasks, more specifically:

    • Populate the web-based platform with available VCA reports and Plans of Actions on IFRC sharepoint site.
    • Outreach to National Society and wider RCRC network (including previous staff and volunteers) to encourage them to contribute existing VCA reports and follow-up plans of action to the VCA repository.
    • Manage simple quality control of reports that are uploaded to repository.
    • Contribute to related efforts to create a new digital VCA application.

    Education

    • University degree in Geography, Development, Humanitarian Studies or equivalent - Experience
    • Minimum of 1 years of relevant experience in an international organisation - Preferred

    Knowledge, skills and languages

    Required:

    • Excellent organizational and strong coordination skills
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Computer skills
    • Good command of English and report writing,

    Preferred:

    • Knowledge of Spanish
    • Broad understanding of RC/RC Movement and technical areas
    • Sound understanding of disaster risk management at local level

    Competencies and values

    • Cultural Sensitivity
    • Teamwork
    • Communications
    • Professional Standards

    Comments

    The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.


    How to apply:

    Please apply on the organisation's website: Click Here


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    Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 04 May 2017

    Background

    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

    Organizational Context

    IFRC is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world. The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized as three main business groups: Partnerships, Programmes and Operations; and Management Services.
    The Communications Department is part of IFRCs Partnerships Division. The department comprises four teams including the Community Engagement team. Together, these teams advocate for local communities, vulnerable groups and people in need.
    The Manager of Community Engagement serves as a member of the departments management team and leads a small team of communication advisers.

    Job Purpose

    You are a strategic engagement expert who loves building systems and networks that expand knowledge and skills.

    You recognise the of role of community engagement in effectively advocating for and with local communities, vulnerable groups and people in need.

    You will work with humanitarian partners, IFCR members and staff across departments, regional and field offices to shape the global community engagement agenda, transfer community engagement skills and knowledge and develop systems for operationalizing technical expertise across the IFRC network. Job Duties and Responsibilities

    Lead development, coordination and execution of global IFRC community engagement framework

    • Develop IFRCs community engagement framework for IFRC including objectives, guiding principles, standards, best practices and measurement.
    • Translate IFRCs community engagement framework into advice, action and outcomes across the organisation.
    • Work closely with humanitarian partners, IFRC members and staff in the development of platforms for coordinating and operationalizing community engagement best practices in response to humanitarian need.
    • Enable and stimulate the use of participatory approaches in IFRC’s programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation by enabling access to innovative techniques in data collection and feedback mechanisms about programme deliveries, complaints management, accountability systems, and possible targeted advocacy.
    • Manage budget and support resource mobilisation for on-going and future related initiatives.

    Develop systems for transfer of community engagement knowledge, skills and expertise across the IFRC network

    • Develop systems and platforms for IFRC and membership to share and transfer community engagement knowledge, expertise and resources.
    • Working with members, develop and manage a system for community engagement deployments in disasters and emergencies.
    • Leverage skills and expertise within the IFRC network for community engagement training, skills development, coaching and capacity building.

    Shape global community engagement agenda

    • Represent IFRC as an authority in the area of community engagement across relevant platforms and networks
    • Scan, assess and advise on developments, trends and demands of key internal and external stakeholders relevant to community engagement
    • Build and grow a network of community engagement experts and champions across the IFRC network and the humanitarian sector.
    • Define appropriate strategic interventions and actions in co-creation with major internal stakeholders: National Societies and Regions; and with external stakeholders: donors, partners, etc.

    Be a role model in inspiring, leading and managing a productive, positive and high-performing team

    • Be accountable to the director on delivering results, serve as a pro-active strategic adviser and be a dynamic and engaged member of the departments management team.
    • Define clear roles, accountabilities and activities, and assign them across the team members on an ongoing basis while improving efficiencies within available resources.
    • Plan, manage and monitor the use of available resources (people, budgets, etc.) of the team in order to deliver the agreed activities for area of responsibility.
    • Work effectively in a matrixed, multilevel global organization actively working to break down silos and address disconnects.
    • Ensure effective coordination and engagement across departments, regional and field offices, facilitate partnerships with members and active exchange with peers, partners and stakeholders.
    • Foster a culture of results, accountability, proactivity, innovation, quality and integrity.
    • Create a working environment that ensures staff growth, motivation and satisfaction.

    Education

    • Advanced university degree (master's or equivalent) in any relevant area

    Experience

    • 10 years working experience in the humanitarian or development sector
    • Demonstrated professional experience in an international or cross-cultural environment with a focus on social or community engagement

    Knowledge, skills and languages

    • Extensive knowledge of systems, techniques and methodologies used in community engagement-related technologies, preferably with large scale social media experience.
    • Results oriented and demand driven individual, entrepreneurial, ability to lead in unprecedented and/or ambiguous situations.
    • Demonstrated leadership and management skills, including the ability to lead within a matrix management structure and utilise talent and experience of team members in a productive way.
    • Outstanding networking, representational and communication skills; an ability to be proactive and persuasive.
    • Experience implementing effective community engagement in a challenging environment
    • Demonstrated track record in innovating, contributing to a learning culture, sharing knowledge and new approaches to engaging partners.
    • Professional credibility, able to work effectively at all levels across the organisation
    • Ability to work within a multi-cultural, multilingual, multidisciplinary environment.
    • Fluent written and spoken English.
    • Proficiency in an additional IFRC language (French, Spanish or Arabic) - Preferred Competencies and values

    Values: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability

    Core competencies: Communication; Collaboration and teamwork; Judgement and decision making; National society and customer relations; Creativity and innovation; Building trust

    Functional competencies: Strategic orientation; Building alliances; Leadership; Empowering others

    Managerial competencies: Managing staff performance; Managing staff development Comments

    The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.


    How to apply:

    Please apply on the organisation's website: Click Here


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    Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 25 Apr 2017

    Background

    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

    Organizational Context

    Under the management of the Secretary General and the guidance of the Audit and Risk Committee, the Office of Internal Audit and Investigations Department provides independent high quality audit, investigation and consulting service that is designed to add value and give management objective assurance on the effectiveness of the Federation Secretariat’s risk management framework and internal control environment. The Department is part of the Secretary General Office The position is based in Geneva Office, but with frequent travel to the field.

    Job Purpose

    The main purpose of this post is to:

    1. Provide high quality professional accounting services to the internal audits and investigations teams.
    2. Review and analyse accounting records and financial statements for the audit and investigations teams.
    3. Assist in the identification of fraud and corruption.
    4. Reconstruct accounting records and financial statements for the investigations.
    5. Conducting forensic analysis of financial data;
    6. Undertake interviews to uncover and verify information;
    7. Quantify and evaluate damages or losses sustained for the investigation team.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of procedures and techniques as generally prescribed under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
    2. Solve problems independently by following accounting procedures and have experience in evaluating controls associated with complex business processes.
    3. Use own initiative, sound judgement and experience to reach appropriate decisions in accordance with the aims and objectives of the audits or investigations.
    4. Conduct research and analysis using open source information, national and international databases, and corporate record filings to correlate and summarize data into a finished professional product.
    5. Perform investigative or audit field missions, sometimes for an extended period of time.
    6. Prepare fit for purpose briefings, working papers and presentations to Senior Auditors and Senior Investigators on findings including root causes and control and/or process gaps.
    7. Prepare thorough and well written forensic reports that are of a consistently high quality with soundly based findings and appropriate recommendations, and present them to the Senior Auditors, Senior Investigators and the OIAI Director, as appropriate.
    8. Support investigations in accordance with generally recognized international investigation standards.
    9. Collect evidence, review documents and perform analysis.
    10. Function effectively with high integrity and ethics as a member of a multi-national and multi-disciplinary team.
    11. Handle multiple cases simultaneously, prioritising workloads.
    12. Support issues that are time-sensitive, highly confidential, with significant financial, legal and reputational risks.
    13. Maintain professional approach when conducting challenging or difficult conversations at all levels of the IFRC.

    Education

    Required

    • University Degree in Accounting (MA/MS)

    Preferred

    • Certified Public Accountant or equivalent
    • Certified Internal Auditor or equivalent
    • Certified Fraud Examiner or equivalent
    • Formal professional training from an accredited provider in investigations, such as interviewing, forensic accounting, and evidentiary procedure.

    Experience

    Required

    • A minimum of three years' experience as a professional accountant and/or financial auditor working on complex accounting files.
    • Experience as a professional accountant working on complex administrative investigations in financial fraud, corruption, collusion, mismanagement, misuse of funds or breach of staff code of conduct.
    • Experience conducting analysis of financial and business records to support internal audits and administrative investigations.
    • Experience working in a multi-cultural and multi-language environment in a related field and traveling to developing countries to conduct field missions.
    • Experience in advance accounting and financial reporting theory, financial analyses and working with financial and accounting records.

    Preferred

    • Experience in the use of Data interrogation tools and data imaging tools
    • Experience working on investigations related to the Humanitarian sector or international development aid, including external parties such as vendors, partners and officials engaged in commercial activity with an international organization. Knowledge, skills and languages
    • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to investigations particularly fraud, corruption, bribery and misappropriation of financial resources.
    • Ability to plan work and manage conflicting priorities, and handle a large caseload simultaneously.
    • Good research, analytical and problem-solving skills in financial audits and investigations.
    • Familiarity with the use of various research methodologies and sources of information and evidence including electronic sources and data interrogation tools and software.
    • Ability to draft and edit in English various types of written documents, communications, file notes and reports, and to articulate ideas in a clear and concise style.
    • Very good interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance.
    • Fluently spoken and excellent written English
    • Fluently spoken and excellent written French
    • Good command of another IFRC official language (Spanish or Arabic) - Preferred

    Computer Literacy

    • Advanced Excel 2013: PowerPivot, Data Conversion, Data Visualisation
    • Business Object Reporting
    • CODA accounting software - Preferred
    • Basic SQL Language Competencies and values

    Values: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability

    Core competencies: Communication; Collaboration and teamwork; Judgement and decision making; National society and customer relations; Creativity and innovation; Building trust Comments

    The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.


    How to apply:

    Please apply on the organisation's website: Click Here


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    Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
    Country: Pakistan
    Closing date: 30 Apr 2017

    1. PURPOSE

    1. The consultant will focus on mapping out the existing financial service providers and its partners in the country of which result shall inform further the cash preparedness of the PRCS. The consultant will focus in the following during the fieldwork/scoping:

    2. Mapping or “Stock taking”

      • Which service providers are present and available?

      • What are the different technologies they offer for electronic transfers?

      • What are the capacity/coverage/costs of the above?

      • What is the experience in country with PRCS or other humanitarian partners, what are the challenges and opportunities of working with various providers?

      • What are the existing national policies on electronic and other modes of payments?

    3. Capacity building of the PRCS team

      • What is the extent of existing knowledge, experience and capacity for CTP transfer mechanisms (e-transfers, mobile etc.) in the PRCS NHQ and PHQs (program, support, management)

      • What are the gaps and how can the team and management address them?

    4. A home-based project following the scoping study, the consultant will produce a summary mapping of major humanitarian and development donors (institutional and private), their policies, strategies and/or regulations regarding cash transfers, and brief analysis of constraints and opportunities for PRC and IFRC to engage with these donors at scale based on existing knowledge of PRCS and the scoping study.

    5. KEY ACTIVITIES, OUTPUTS, DELIVERABLES

    The consultant should result in the following outputs:

    1. Mapping or “stock taking” of financial service providers/stakeholders and policies (50%)

    2. Presentation and discussion on ideas to inform existing cash preparedness plan, identifying gaps and how the team could address them as a result of the findings of output 1. Providing visual tools aligning existing FSP partners to PRC guidelines and procedures (Logistics and Finance with respect to that of IFRC) (30%)

    3. Resulting action points, recommendations and tools (including any potentially new specific language of inclusion in framework agreements for current and future partnership) (10%)

    4. Desk-based donor mapping: a short summary of relevant institutional and private donor guidelines/policies on cash for country teams, bullet point advice for PRCS and IFRC Pakistan with regards to ways forward with those donors, and visually concise mapping of donors and their policies for easy reference (10%)

    5. CHALLENGES TO EXPLORE

    6. Financial services providers in the country, its services, coverage and cost implications, current partners and opportunities and possible risk for PRCS;

    7. The resource and competency requirements to support PRCS in engaging financial service provider and rolling it out for possible emeregyc reposne on a consderbale scale;

    8. Key requirements and constraints on engagements with identified donors for PRCS and IFRC planning and implementation considerations.

    9. Security implications of each option of engagement in the light of the political climate

    10. TEAM

      Pakistan

    11. PRC – Muhammad Amin, PRCS CTP Focal Point

    12. IFRC – Michael Belaro, IFRC Cash Delegate, Pakistan

    13. IFRC – Abdul Basit, Disaster Risk Management Manager, Pakistan

    14. TIMEFRAME

      Pakistan:

    15. Engage for a period of up to 30 days (May 2017) which includes:

      • Briefing and review of documents

      • Fieldwork and interviews with key informants

      • Mapping, analysis and draft content outline for field report

      • Debriefing and presentation of content/ideas with PRC NHQ Cash TWG

      • Donor mapping

      • Preparation of final report


    How to apply:

    please forward your application material to jobs.pakistan@ifrc.org. Please mention the position applying for in subject field of the email, otherwise your application may not be considered. For detailed TORS please visithttps://sites.google.com/site/downloadforjobs/download.

    Deadline for submission of applications is 30 April 2017. Application materials should include:

    1. Expression of interest outlining in detail their proposed approach timeframe and budget to undertake the proposed evaluation.

    2. Cover letter clearly summarizing your experience as it pertains to this assignment, your daily rate, and contact details for three professional referees

    3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    Applicants are required to provide samples of previous written work preferably similar to that described in this ToR or CTP related work. Application materials are non-returnable and we thank you in advance for understanding that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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