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Management Couple for Eco-Lodge & Development Project


Description – Management Couple for Eco-Lodge & Development Project

The Manda Wilderness Project is a pioneering initiative combining tourism and community development to assist one of Africa’s most remote and underprivileged areas. The project is driven by Nkwichi Lodge, a remote eco-lodge located in the Northwest corner of Mozambique, on the eastern side of Lake Malawi/Lake Nyassa, and the Manda Wilderness Community Trust (MWCT), a UK-registered charity, based at the lodge.

We are looking for a management couple to work together to run the activities of both Nkwichi Lodge and MWCT.

Skills/Requirements

These positions require self-motivated people in a secure relationship who are determined to drive the project forward, with passion. Whilst Nkwichi is in very beautiful surroundings, it is also a very remote and challenging environment, and thus we require people who have experience of living and working in remote locations in developing countries, and preferably in Africa.

Nkwichi Lodge is the economic driving force behind the project, and ensuring its smooth operation is fundamental aspect of the project. Guests who visit must be well looked after and as such all managers are expected to entertain and host in the evening, as well as to fill any position that the lodge may need help with. Sustainability is a key objective of the business however resources can be scarce and so an adaptive and realistic approach is necessary.

The Manda Wilderness Community Trust works with 16 partner villages on development projects that they themselves decide upon. Management of MWCT requires a in-depth knowledge of community development and its challenges and the ability to liaise with a variety of local stakeholders.

For both organizations, detailed financial reporting is essential and thus we require applicants to have a firm grasp of accounting and financial management.

Both organizations on occasion recruit consultants, advisers and volunteers and so the ability to manage and work with a diverse team is required.

MWCT and Nkwichi Lodge have extremely knowledgeable and loyal local staff. We require capable team leaders who are able to continue building the capacity of the staff and provide leadership and guidance. Depending on individual skills and interests, certain departments (such as Guest Management or the Agricultural Project) are allocated to each Manager as a mentor / trainer for the departments’ local Managers.

The management couple will be responsible to the Board of Directors for Nkwichi Lodge and the Board of Trustees for MWCT.

The successful applicants will be expected to commit for a minimum of 1 year, with the option of further extension.

The following skills are required:
previous lodge/hotel management experience;
previous community development experience;
experience of working in Africa or in remote locations in the developing world;
outstanding interpersonal and organisational skills;
proficiency in financial reporting;
familiarity with tourism marketing;
patience;
Portuguese desired but not necessary
Benefits
1,000/month salary
50/monthly bar allowance
1,000 annual international travel allowance, valid after 1st year of service
All accommodation and food costs covered
30 days annual leave, 50% of which valid after 6 months service
All work permits and visa will be covered only with completion of 1st year of service
The applicant will be responsible for providing their own adequate medical insurance, including emergency evacuation cover

This is a unique opportunity for a couple looking to expand their horizons and gain experience of working on an ambitious project in one of the world’s toughest, and most beautiful locations. Each day promises variation, and sometimes difficult challenges, however the potential rewards are endless.    

Job Email id: malcolm(at)mandawilderness.org

Jobs at UNICEF , BATSWANA , 12/30/2015


In this section, you will find vacancies for senior management positions advertised outside of the e-Recruitment system. To apply to these vacancies, you will need to submit your CV or resume as well as a United Nations Personal History P11 form to the email address indicated in the vacancy announcement. The P11 form can be downloaded here [Word]. Alternatively, if you have maintained a candidate profile in e-Recruitment, you may download that profile and submit it as part of your application. 

I. Special Vacancy Bulletin: Senior Staff Rotation and Reassignment Exercise 2016

The below vacancies are advertised within the UNICEF Senior Staff Rotation and Reassignment Exercise (SSRRE) 2016. External applicants are welcome to apply, with the following instructions:

1. Each applicant is invited to express a maximum of up to five post preferences, listed in order of priority. For applicants from within the UN System, please apply to at least three posts at your current level (kindly indicate that in your P-11). Applicants at the P4 level may apply to all five posts at the P5 level. 

2. Applicants are requested to submit ONE application, containing a cover letter, titled “UNICEF SSRRE 2016” with your post preferences in order of priority, P11, CV and latest two performance appraisals. A Separate application for each post is NOT required. 

3. Applications should be received by 15 January 2016 (except for Vacancies where stated otherwise), by email torecruit.ssr@unicef.org with the subject title “UNICEF SSRRE 2016.” Given the large volume of applications, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible, and not to wait until the last minute. 

Below are positions within the SSRRE 2016:


CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE, COMM. OF INDEP. STATES
Representative, P-5, Tbilisi, Georgia
Head of the Kosovo Office, P-5, Priština, KosovoRepresentative, P-5, Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan
Representative, P-5, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC:

Representative, P-5, Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Representative, D-1, Suva, Fiji
Representative, P-5, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 
EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA: 

Representative, D-1, Luanda, Angola
Representative, P-5, Moroni, ComorosRepresentative, P-5, Asmara, EritreaRepresentative, P-5, Lilongwe, Malawi
Representative, D-1, Juba, South Sudan (closing date 8-Jan-2016)Representative, D-1, Harare, Zimbabwe (closing date 8-Jan-2016

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: 
Representative, P-5, Havana, Cuba
Representative, P-5, Guatemala City, GuatemalaRepresentative, P-5, Georgetown, Guyana and Suriname
Representative, P-5, Mexico City, Mexico
Representative, P-5, Managua, Nicaragua 

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA:

Representative, P-5, Djibouti, Djibouti (closing date 8-Jan-2016)
Area Representative, P-5, Riyadh, Gulf Area Office
Representative, D-2, Khartoum, Sudan
Representative, D-1, Sana'a, Yemen 
SOUTH ASIA:
Representative, D-2, Kabul, Afghanistan (closing date 8-Jan-2016)
Representative, P-5, Thimpu, Bhutan
Deputy Representative, Operations, D-1, New Delhi, India 
WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA:

Representative, P-5, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Representative, P-5, Brazzaville, Congo
Representative, D-2, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Representative, P-5, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Representative, P-5, Conakry, GuineaRepresentative, P-5, Bissau, Guinea-BissauRepresentative, P-5, Monrovia, Liberia
Representative, D-2, Abuja, Nigeria
Representative, D-1, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire 
HEADQUARTERS NEW YORK: 
Associate Director, Programme Division (HIV/AIDS Section), D-1, NYHQ, USA
Associate Director, Public Partnerships Division (PPD), D-1, NYHQ, USA
Deputy Director/Chief Information Technology Officer (ITSS Division), D-1, NYHQ, USA
Deputy Director, Office of Internal Audit and Investigations, D-1, NYHQ, USA 
Deputy Director, Budget, Division of Financial and Administrative Management (DFAM), D-1, NYHQ, USA  

HEADQUARTERS OUTSIDE NEW YORK:   
Deputy Director, NatCom Relations and Country Support, Private Fundraising and Partnerships, D-1, Geneva, Switzerland 

II. Regular Senior Staff Vacancies
 

The below senior staff vacancies are advertised and managed under regular recruitment process. Applicants are requested to submit acover letter (with title of the specific vacancy), CV, and P. 11 form (or eRecruitment Profile).

Vacancy at the International Monetary Fund , Batswana , 12/30/2015


The Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund is seeking public financial management (PFM) specialists to fill a number of current and prospective vacancies. These include:
  • Contractual Advisor positions based in Washington DC
  • Regional Advisor positions in regional technical assistance centers (RTACs), specifically PFTAC based in Fiji servicing 17 Pacific Island Countries, CARTAC based in Barbados servicing 20 Caribbean countries, and two regional advisor positions in South-East Asia based in Bangkok
  • Country Advisor positions based in ministries of finance in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East
Washington-based Contractual Advisor positions will be for an initial period of two years; renewable up to four years. All regional and country advisor appointments will be for a minimum of one year, renewable for a maximum of three to four years.
Applicants should have a University degree or equivalent (at least at Masters level) in a relevant subject, ideally in economics, finance or accounting. Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum 10 years of practical experience in a senior line or advisory position within a ministry of finance, or a related budgetary institution, and with relevant experience of PFM reforms in one or more of the PFM fields noted below:
--budget formulation, including medium-term fiscal and expenditure frameworks, and program budgeting;
--budget execution, including accounting and reporting;
--treasury systems, and cash and debt management;
--the legislative framework for budgeting, treasury, debt and fiscal management;
--internal control and internal audit;
--inter-governmental fiscal relations; and
--government financial management information systems
Applicants should be proficient in English, with additional French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, or Russian for some of the positions, depending on countries covered; have strong oral and written communication skills (including electronic media); have excellent interpersonal skills; and have the ability to work as part of a team, to maintain effective and cooperative relations with national authorities and donors, and to handle sensitive issues with discretion in a multicultural environment.  Experience in organizing and conducting training courses and workshops would be desirable. For Washington-based and regional advisors, the ability to manage the work of short-term PFM experts will be important. A willingness to travel significantly will be important for all positions. Knowledge of the specific region will be an important advantage for those applying for RTAC, regional, and country advisor positions.
The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture, and educational background.

WASH Specialist, P-4, MENA Region


Purpose of the Position
This is a Generic Vacancy Announcement for various posts in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Region.
The WASH Specialist is accountable for the formulation, design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) programme to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives. As head of section, the WASH Specialist directs, leads and manages a group of professional and support staff in the development, management and administration of the sectoral or inter-sectoral project/programme.
Key Expected Results
  1. Provide timely sectoral analysis, input, support and collaboration to the Situation Analysis and prepare its periodic update for effective programme planning, development and management.
  2. Promote knowledge management effectively through the production of key WASH sectoral programme documents and reports; and sharing good practices, lessons learned, knowledge and information.
  3. Enhance the quality of rights-based WASH programmes and ensure coherence, synergy and value added to the programme management process through results-based management.
  4. Support the identification of gender inequalities and implement programmes to eliminate them.
  5. Formulate, implement and monitor sectoral work plan and activities ensuring alignment with defined programme strategies and approaches, and maintaining a focus on gender/sex disaggregation of relevant indicators.
  6. Carry out programme delivery, evaluation and reporting efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with established guidelines and procedures.
  7. Promote UNICEF’s global goals through advocacy and policy dialogue in the WASH sector.
  8. Ensure proper and timely UNICEF and government accountability regarding supply, non-supply and emergency assistance, as well as disbursement of programme funds for the WASH sector.
  9. Achieve effective communication and networking through partnership and collaboration, including assistance to sectoral leadership of the IASC WASH Cluster.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education
  • Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
  • Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.
  • A first university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.
Work Experience
  • Minimum of eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency (preparedness and response) and the IASC Cluster approach.
  • International Work experience / Developing Country Experience required, preferably in the Middle East & North Africa Region
Language Proficiency
  • Fluency in English required, and good knowledge of Arabic highly desirable.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
Core Values
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
Core Competencies
  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results
Functional Competencies
  • Leading and Supervising
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Analyzing
  • Relating and Networking
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Applying Technical Expertise
Remarks
The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
This is a Generic Vacancy Announcement for various posts in the Middle East & North Africa Region, including both Family and Non-Family Duty Stations.
Contracts may be Fixed Term (FT) or Temporary Appointment (TA). ml>

HOW TO APPLY:
If you would like to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, please apply to the link below no later than Friday 8 January 2016.
If you have not yet registered with UNICEF Employment, please click on the link below and complete the Registration form. https://careers.unicef.org/registration
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. *)

Youth & Adolescent Development Specialist, P-4, MENA Region


Purpose of the Position
This is a Generic Vacancy Announcement for various posts in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Region.
The Youth and Adolescent Development Specialist is responsible for managing the Adolescent and Youth programmes and projects, which include: policy development and guidance, humanitarian planning and operation, strategic planning and formulation, and strengthening of national systems to improve the access of adolescents and youth to education, social protection, employability and skills training.
Key Expected Results
1. Country programme planning and development
  • Conduct situation analysis and assessments to establish age and sex disaggregated evidence-based data to shape advocacy and development of policies, frameworks and programmes.
  • Assess national, regional and international development priorities to identify strategies and courses of action that enhance the delivery of services and achieve objectives for adolescent development and participation; support the development of a strategic framework for adolescents.
  • Participate in the programme and planning process of the Country Office providing technical input for the integration of cross sectoral policies to promote adolescent development; ensure alignment of interventions with UNICEF's Strategic Plans, the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), regional strategies, national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Establish goals, objectives, strategies and implementation plans for adolescent development across all sectors using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM).
  • Build partnerships with internal and external partners to review strategies and methodologies and promote the rights of adolescents across all sectors.
2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation initiatives to establish age disaggregated benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators.
  • Prepare relevant documentation for major monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and engage stakeholders in interventions focused on adolescents.
  • Prepare monitoring and evaluation reports to identify strengths and weaknesses in programme management, and highlight lessons learned and best practices.
  • Plan, monitor and oversee the use of financial, human and administrative programme resources certifying compliance with rules and regulations, donor commitments, and standards of accountability and integrity; ensure timely reporting and liquidation of financial resources.
  • Prepare proposals and project reports for donors and other partners.
3. Advisory services and technical support
  • Represent UNICEF in a variety of settings, including interagency discussions, national and international meetings, providing evidence-based documentation and technical inputs on adolescent development and participation to influence policy and, ensure integration of UNICEF’s interests and priorities in the UNDAF development planning and agenda setting process, as well as in the emergency preparedness programme.
  • Advise key government officials, NGO representatives, UN system and Country Office partners on policies, strategies, best practices and approaches on adolescent development and participation to support programme development and planning, and delivery of results.
  • Prepare policy papers, briefs and other strategic materials for management to inform their decisions on development planning related to adolescents.
4. Advocacy, networking and partnership building
  • Lead advocacy efforts for adolescent rights and programming in the Country Office, and through alliances with partners in the UN system, government, donor community, civil society and private sector.
  • Contribute toward the preparation of advocacy and communication strategies and implementation plans for maximum communication impact and outreach to raise awareness, build alliances, and ensure that adolescent development and participation programmes are adequately resourced and supported.
5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  • Research, promote and institutionalize cutting-edge practices on adolescent development through advocacy and technical advisory services.
  • Contribute toward the development of policies and procedures, and introduce innovation and best practices that promote the rights of adolescents and enhance their development and participation.
  • Plan and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of internal and external partners to achieve sustainable results for adolescent development and participation.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education
  • Advanced university degree in economics, anthropology, psychology, sociology, education, public health, behavior communication or other social science field is required.
  • A first university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.
Work Experience
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional work experience in social and policy program development planning and management, operational support and humanitarian settings in adolescent development related areas.
  • International work experience/developing country experience required, preferably in the Middle East & North Africa Region.
  • Relevant experience in programme/project development and management in related areas in a UN system agency or organization is highly desirable.
  • Background/familiarity with emergency situations considered an asset.
Language Proficiency
  • Fluency in English required, and good knowledge of Arabic highly desirable.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
Core Values
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
Core Competencies
  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results
Functional Competencies
  • Leading and supervising
  • Formulating strategies/concepts
  • Analyzing
  • Relating and networking
  • Deciding and initiating action
  • Persuading and influencing
Remarks
The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
This is a Generic Vacancy Announcement for various posts in the Middle East & North Africa Region, including both Family and Non-Family Duty Stations.
Contracts may be Fixed Term (FT) or Temporary Appointment (TA).

HOW TO APPLY:
If you would like to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, please apply to the link below no later than Friday 8 January 2016.
If you have not yet registered with UNICEF Employment, please click on the link below and complete the Registration form. https://careers.unicef.org/registration
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

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