KA AKHRISO: Furasadaha Shaqooyin Banaan.
Post Title: Driver
Category and Grade Level: GS-2
Type of Contract: Temporary Appointment
Length Of Contract: Three months only
No of Posts: Two
Organization Unit: Operations
Duty Station: Hargeisa
Date of Issue: 6th April 2012
Closing date of Application: 12th April 2012
If you are qualified Somali National and looking for a chance to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Somali children while gaining opportunities for career growth, you are invited to apply for the post of a Driver with UNICEF Hargeisa.
The incumbent will be under the supervision of the Administrative/Transport Assistant and will be responsible for coordinating and maintaining office vehicles as instructed by the supervisor.
If successful, you’ll be part of a dynamic and passionate team in Somalia and Nairobi that works together to improve the health, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene, and basic education of Somali girls and boys and protect them from violence, exploitation and abuse.
The successful candidate will be offered a Temporary Appointment for three months.
Major duties and responsibilities:
Drive office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and visitors on official duty; deliver and collect mail, UNICEF official pouches and other packages as requested.
Transport arriving and departing visitors and staff members to and from the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required.
Adhere to the strict security regulations of UNICEF. The office must be informed of any deviations deemed necessary.
Perform specific assignments for the programme and operations sections.
Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle:
Perform minor repairs and arrange for regular servicing and repairs. Ensure that the vehicle is kept clean at all times.
Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc. in the Driver's Log Book and/or Vehicle Log Book.
Ensure that the steps required by UN/UNICEF rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents or in reporting incidents of theft.
Act as interpreter and guide for staff and visitors on official field trips.
Qualifications, Experience and competencies
Secondary Education, possession of valid Driver's License, knowledge of traffic laws and regulations and chauffeur courtesies.
Comprehensive knowledge of the city/province/region, and names of streets and locations of community authorities, major institutions/organizations and hotels in the area of assignment.
Two (2) years' work experience as a driver with a safe driving record.
Good communication skills. Fluency in English and the local language of the duty station.
Skills in minor vehicle repair.
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated UN Personal History Form (P.11) form, updated CV and copies of academic certificates. UN staff are requested to provide the last two Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs). Please quote the vacancy reference number in your application subject.
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ensure you send copies of your testimonials. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted
QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
UNICEF IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT
Africa Education Trust
Ministry of Education and Higher Studies
Invitation to public tender
Interested and qualified companies are hereby invited to participate in a public tender of the following projects funded by Pharo Foundation/Africa Educational Trust on half of the Ministry of Education and Higher Studeisa.
Project Description Construction of Girl Friendly Space
- the scope of the work is following
No Location/ region School Activity
1 Togdheer Sh Osman - Construction of GFS
2 Saaxil sheikh Construction of GFS
Important Instructions to Tenders:
• The contractors who are qualified are eligible to participate and submit their bids.
• The tender document will be available from 5th to 7th of April 2012 between 08:00am to 1.00 pm AET office in Hargeisa.
• Tender will be opened publicly at 9.30am on 12th April 2012 at Ministry of Education Office in Hargeisa. Tenderers or their agents are invited to be present at the opening of tenders and Tenderers names will be announced together with Tender price, no further details will be made in public.
• The deadline for submission of bids will be 11th April 2012 at 1.00pm.
Further information will be found on tender documents.
Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
The USAID-funded Partnership for Economic Growth program is seeking applications from qualified nationals for the position of Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.
The Senior Monitoring & Evaluation (SM&E) Officer will implement the collection of program monitoring data through conducting visits to the Partnership program’s activity sites and analyzing and reporting on program performance. S/he will be reviewing grantee and other partner reports, tracking progress of activities, helping with the analysis of data, and assisting in the reporting of program data to document the program’s performance. In addition to monitoring and evaluation of activities that are already underway, the Senior M&E Officer, will support the Partnership’s research activities such as its annual M&E survey, business perception survey, and analyses used to prepare new activities. The M&E Officer will be responsible for maintaining and updating the program database with program data and verification documentation which facilitates timely reporting.Accurate and comprehensive performance reporting of program results is a critical element of the Partnership program. This information, presented in Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Annual Reports, and other information documentation guides senior managers in their assessments of program impact, assists managers in staffing and resource allocation decisions, and provides a historical reference useful for determining benchmarks, trends and accomplishments. The Senior M&E Officer will also be responsible for coordinating with USAID’s third party monitoring firm – the MEPS program implemented by IBTCI, including regularly providing the appropriate monitoring data for the third-party monitor’s clearinghouse database.
1. Advise the Partnership senior management on all M&E tasks, including, but not limited to: the design, adoption, measurement, and reporting of performance indicators;
2. Maintain and update the M&E and Sub-activity tracking database, storage (hard copy and electronic copy), and verification/monitoring system;
3. Manage and conduct field site visits, using standard report formats, to confirm performance data, confirm sub-activity status, collect program data, and/or assess whether the sub-activity met its objective;
4. Follow-up field site visit findings with Partnership senior management, document follow-up activities for urgent issues;
5. Ensure that appropriate data collection procedures are maintained and updated for realistic, accurate tracking of performance indicators;
6. Ensure that required verification documentation is stored in the required locations, and is available to Partnership senior management, the donor, and the third party monitoring firm when needed;
7. Provide program data for Partnership reporting requirement for reports by the deadlines (weekly situation reports, quarterly, annual reports, and any special reporting requests from senior managers);
8. Provide an analysis of the data quality of each performance indicator, as part of the reporting process;
9. Utilize and adhere to standardized program analysis tools and formats for presenting M&E findings;
10. Oversee and manage the monitoring and verification processes of the Partnership’s sub-activities to required standards;
11. Conduct ad hoc data analysis, special research, or studies at the request of the Partnership’s Program Manager; and
12. Coordinate with the Partnership’s Communications Specialist on information and reporting requirements.
1. Use the Partnership’s approved Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (M&EP) to ensure all data collected meets the specified performance requirements;
2. Determine how baseline data from perception surveys and other sources can be incorporated into the M&E performance tracking system in keeping with USAID instructions;
3. Make adjustments to the M&EP as necessary to ensure that suitable indicators are being used to report on Partnership activities as they are developed and implemented;
4. Work closely with the DAI Home Office M&E Advisor and/or management information system (MIS) experts and/or GIS experts on updates and improvements of the Partnership’s M&E systems, including data quality assessments and audit risks;
5. Ensure that the M&E data tracking system includes methods for quality checks and that data quality standards are being continuously adhered to in the collection and reporting of performance indicator data;
6. Maintain and manage guidelines for the M&E system in streamlining and improving the quality and reliability of its data tracking, analysis and reporting procedures, for bi-weekly reports, quarterly reports and periodic reviews by USAID;
7. Ensure all relevant and accurate M&E data is included in program deliverables, such as quarterly reports;
8. Manage M&E training for program staff, as well as guidance and instruction in data collection and integrity of field data;
9. Liaise with USAID/East Africa's third party monitoring contractor for Somalia, IBTCI;
10. Support the timely completion of surveys and other research projects by working closely with the research subcontractors, support in training their staff, analysis of statistical data, and contribute to ensuring that research is completed to high standards;
11. Other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
• Requires minimum of BA in a Social Science field;
• Training and/or experience in monitoring and/or evaluation of program activities;
• At least five years working experience and at least three years experience in M&E or related field. Having post-graduate qualifications would count for some of the years of experience. Requires a minimum of 2 years experience working on academic research, databases, program implementation, interview techniques, data analysis, field research, statistical analysis (must have experience with at least 3 of these areas);
• Oral and written fluency in English and Somali languages
• Familiarity with GIS is a plus;
• Experience in working with international organizations in an M&E portfolio, and knowledge of USAID (and/or other donor) data quality standards a plus;
Duty Station: Hargeisa, Somaliland, with travel to Puntland
Reporting: The Senior M&E Officer will report to the Program Manager, and coordinate with the Communications Specialist.
Application procedure:Qualified applicants should submit their CVs and application cover letters by e-mail to email@example.com. Applications will close on April 17th, 2012.
JOB ADVERTISEMENT…Save the Children
Save the Children has a long history of engagement in Somalia and in Somaliland stretching as far back as 1954. Since 2000, both Save the Children Denmark and Save the Children UK have been working in Somaliland. In the past two years, Save the Children Finland has been financially supporting the work of both Save the Children Denmark and Save the Children UK in Somalia/Somaliland. From January 2010 SC UK, SC Denmark and SC Finland unified and formed Save the Children under the global initiative of Unified Presence of Save the Children.
Position title: Primary Education Project Officer (Interactive radio Instructions)
Duty Station : Hargeisa with travel to Puntland and all project sites
Salary: Grade 6 of the National Staff Scale
S/he will serve as the technical resource person at regional level for planning and execution of primary education programs specifically on interactive audio programs and ensure that the objectives/results of the agreed education projects are met to the satisfaction of the beneficiaries, ministry of education, SC and donors. SC undertakes primary education program activities in partnership with international consortium members and/or local partners including LNGOs, REOs, DEOs and schools.
The job demands frequent interaction with and provision of technical support to SC partners at regional level (INGOs, Regional Education Offices, mentors, teachers) and teachers training institutes).
• Support the Deputy Project Manager in the preparation of the project proposals and action plans,
• Support the Deputy Project manager in planning and facilitating assessments, monitoring, evaluation exercises, to a high standard, and with the involvement of other members of the project team with specific focus to radio education.
• Undertake a situational analysis of the specific technical area of the project (level of basic education, capacity building, community participation, other forms of education, etc) within the Region and the Districts, and an understanding within the specific sector affecting the lives of children in the area.
• With other members of the programme team, contribute to the programmes’ strategic plan, that highlights the purpose of education work in terms of addressing the needs of children, and which relates to the country strategy plan.
• Assist the Deputy Project Manager in developing annual project implementation plan based on approved project document
• Carry out community assessment, surveys, site selection with the involvement of communities and children etc
• Plan and organize regular monitoring and supervision of primary schools, ABE and regional education offices
• Provide support to regional education offices in the process of selection and induction of ABE teachers based on the agreed criteria of selection
Under the guidance of the PED Project manager
• ensure timely project monitoring reports are produced and shared with SC staff and partners for action
• ensure that SC partners submit timely and adequate project technical and financial reports as per the reporting requirements
• Together with the finance and grants management staff to verify completeness/appropriateness of partners’ financial reports before compilation and submission to donors
Under the management of the PEDPM
• Prepare, monitor and control expenditures against approved budgets.
• On a monthly basis produce project cash flows and manage project budgets as per SC minimum standards and donors’ requirements
• On a monthly basis monitor project budget utilisation (budget/expenditure) against project implementation progress (variance reports) and propose necessary adjustments and/or actions
Internal: : Primary Education Program team, Project managers, other programme sectors within Somaliland (Puntland), support staff in Somaliland (Puntland) and Country Office.
External: Beneficiary community, partners, local authorities, REOs, local NGO partners, external evaluators, and consultancies.
* Degree/Higher Diploma Qualification in Education or related fields and/or relevant experiences in education programme administration and management.
• Minimum 5 years of experience in education sector within INGO/UN agencies or government technical institutions
• Conversant with education policies and strategies specifically related to primary education
• Good understanding of Education Issues and development particularly those related to women and children and their access to quality Education
• Familiar with various primary education strategies and approaches (formal and non formal)
• Conversant in learner-centered learning methodologies, lesson planning, assessment techniques, and co curricular activities
CODE OF CONDUCT
Because Save the Children's work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children's rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children's Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
Applications should be forwarded to:
Human Resources Officer
Save the Children
Or email: vacanciesSL@scsom.org
Latest date for receiving applications is 14th April, 2012; 3:30 p.m. Only short listed individuals will be notified.
Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer and encourages women to apply.