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Research Scientist, Synthesis Center (80%)

Switzerland, Bern, Bern - Wyss Academy for Nature
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

The Wyss Academy for Nature aims to research, develop, and implement concrete solutions for dealing with climate change, biodiversity loss, and land use change by combining technical, societal, economic, and political innovations at the interface of nature and people. While the Headquarters and one Regional Stewardship Hub of the Wyss Academy for Nature will be located in Bern, three additional hubs will operate in the global South (Latin America, East Africa, Southeast Asia). All four hubs will develop, test, and apply science-based innovations for the protection and sustainable use of nature (for more information, please visit this link.) The Synthesis Centre is essential in fast-tracking acquisition and processing of the latest knowledge for the Wyss Academy's purpose. For its establishment we are seeking a: Research Scientist, Synthesis Center (80%) Period: Starting by 1 March or at earliest convenience, open-ended contract subject to continued funding Place: Kochergasse 4, Bern, Switzerland Institution: Wyss Academy for Nature an der Universität Bern Apply no later than: 31 January 2021 Duties Support the establishment of the Wyss Academies' Synthesis Center, including the elaboration of the concept and strategy. Support the planning of studies on interdisciplinary research questions with a focus on nature and humans. Quality assurance, coordination and scientific support for projects at the Synthesis Center Support of the management of the Synthesis center, including administrative and coordinative tasks (keeping minutes, processing contracts, reporting, planning, etc.) Cooperate with external research centers as well as with the 4 hubs of the Wyss Academy to ensure their involvement in the global assessments. Requirements Master's degree in the field of social sciences, natural sciences or sustainable development, possibly with a PhD (graduation no longer than 5 years ago) Practical experience in project management and / or quality management of projects in the field of environmental innovation and sustainable development Proven experience in transdisciplinary and intercultural context Proven experience in the establishment of networks Experience in international synthesis processes is an advantage Excellent analytical, cross-sectoral and conceptual thinking, as well as writing, and communication skills Excellent spoken and written English; additional languages are an asset, especially French and Spanish An explicit team player with an ability to deliver high-quality results under tight deadlines, and enthusiasm for innovations We offer An opportunity to be part of an initiative that develops, tests, and scales up innovative solutions to the most pressing problems of our times, exploring new modes of collaboration between science, policy, and practice; Work in a stimulating intercultural, international, multidisciplinary environment; Employment by a foundation with remuneration schemes following the standards of the University of Bern; Attractive workplace in the City of Bern.     For further information on the announced position, please visit our Website or contact us via email at hr@wyssacademy.ch or directly our Head of Global Policy Outreach Tatjana von Steiger tatjana.vonsteiger@wyssacademy.org.   Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your application via the online portal no later than 31 January 2021.     Applications must be written in English and include, in one PDF file, the following elements: curriculum vitae, publication list, job references, contact details of two professional referees, and a cover letter containing a personal statement with your vision on the subject matter and your related competencies.   The Wyss Academy for Nature values diversity and is committed to equal opportunities; applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates who meet the stated criteria. Dossiers submitted through employment agencies will not be considered.

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15/01/2021 - 31/01/2021

Engagement Specialist (100%)

Switzerland, Bern, Bern - Wyss Academy for Nature
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Job Opening The Wyss Academy for Nature aims to research, develop, and implement concrete solutions for dealing with climate change, biodiversity loss, and land use change by combining technical, societal, economic, and political innovations at the interface of nature and people. While the Headquarters and one Regional Stewardship Hub of the Wyss Academy for Nature will be located in Bern, three additional hubs will operate in the global South (Latin America, East Africa, Southeast Asia). All four hubs will develop, test, and apply science-based innovations for the protection and sustainable use of nature (for more information, please visit this [link](https://www.wyssacademy.org/).) For the international Engagement Platform we are seeking a: Engagement Specialist (100%) Period: Starting by 1 March or at earliest convenience, open-ended contract subject to continued funding Place: Kochergasse 4, Bern, Switzerland Institution: Wyss Academy for Nature an der Universität Bern Apply no later than: 31 January 2021 Duties - Support the definition of the mid-term strategy for the Wyss Academy's global policy dialogue, including its outreach to decision-makers from academia, private sector, civil society and politics. This will include, inter alia, the institutionalization of the interface with the Wyss Academies' regional, national and local engagement platforms - Support the development of a network of relevant organizations and actors - Support the roll out of the first Wyss Academies' Dialogues with purpose - Quality assurance, coordination and support the development and implementation of projects of the global engagement platform Requirements - Master's degree in sustainable development, international relations, political science, conflict research, economics or related fields - 3-5 years of working experience in international cooperation and international negotiations - Experience in facilitating policy dialogues at local / national / regional level - Practical experience in project management and / or quality management of projects in the field of sustainable development - Proven experience in working on interdisciplinary issues in the field of sustainable development - Experience in transdisciplinary and intercultural context - Excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills - Excellent spoken and written English; additional languages are an asset, especially French and Spanish - An explicit team player with an ability to deliver high-quality results under tight deadlines, and enthusiasm for innovations We offer - An opportunity to be part of an initiative that develops, tests, and scales up innovative solutions to the most pressing problems of our times, exploring new modes of collaboration between science, policy, and practice; - Work in a stimulating intercultural, international, multidisciplinary environment; - Employment by a foundation with remuneration schemes following the standards of the University of Bern; - Attractive workplace in the City of Bern.     For further information on the announced position, please visit our [Website](https://www.wyssacademy.org/) or contact us via email at hr@wyssacademy.ch or directly our Head of Global Policy Outreach Tatjana von Steiger tatjana.vonsteiger@wyssacademy.org.   Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your application via the [online portal](https://wyssacademy.abacuscity.ch/en/jobapplicationform?jobportal_id=1&jobportal_jobid=1010) no later than 31 January 2021.   Applications must be written in English and include, in one PDF file, the following elements: curriculum vitae, job references, contact details of two professional referees, and a cover letter containing a personal statement with your vision on the subject matter and your related competencies.   The Wyss Academy for Nature values diversity and is committed to equal opportunities; applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates who meet the stated criteria. Dossiers submitted through employment agencies will not be considered.

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15/01/2021 - 31/01/2021

Economista agrícola (f/m)

Nicaragua, Estelí, Esteli - comundo
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Comundo es la principal organización suiza de cooperación al desarrollo por envío de personas que destina y acompaña a cooperantes en asignaciones en África y América Latina. Mediante una estrecha colaboración con organizaciones copartes del lugar, Comundo apoya a niñas, niños, jóvenes y personas adultas mayores en la mejora de su situación de vida de forma autodeterminada y a largo plazo. ¡Le ofrecemos la oportunidad de compartir sus conocimientos y marcar un hito transcendente en su biografía! Economista agrícola (f/m) Lugar de trabajo: Estelí, Nicaragua Organización coparte: Unión de Cooperativas Multisectoriales Héroes y Mártires de Miraflor' UCA ? Miraflor R.L.' Duración: 2 ? 3 años Inicio de contrato: previo acuerdo El campo en Nicaragua vive una crisis económica, causado entre otros por el impacto del cambio climático que afecta a las familias campesinas de manera directa y por la falta de trabajo alternativo, asistencia técnica y acceso a mercados formales. Muchos/as jóvenes dejan sus familias para migrar a las ciudades. UCA Miraflor, fundada en 1992, es una empresa cooperativa que aglutina 12 cooperativas de base. Centra sus esfuerzos en la diversificación de las actividades económicas para dinamizar la economía local y evitar la migración de jóvenes. Sus actividades/tareas Como cooperante de Comundo contribuye en el marco del programa país de Comundo a la seguridad alimentaria y generación de ingresos de las familias más vulnerables al norte de Nicaragua. En específico trabaja en el área de desarrollo cooperativo de UCA Miraflor y se encarga de la formación y el seguimiento a emprendimientos económicos de jóvenes y socios/as de cooperativas asociadas. Entre otro, usted ? analiza la estrategia de desarrollo socioeconómica de UCA Miraflor. ? forma en temas de planes de negocios, administración y registros. ? elabora un sistema de seguimiento y monitoreo para los emprendimientos. ? promueve la participación activa de jóvenes. Su perfil ? Mínimo 2 años de experiencia como economista agrícola o especialista en desarrollo sostenible / agronegocios ? Experiencia en facilitar el desarrollo organizativo ? Conocimientos sobre técnicas de adaptación al cambio climático deseable ? Deseable tener experiencia de trabajo comunitario y con jóvenes ? Apertura a la interculturalidad y sensibilidad al tema de genero ? Buen nivel de castellano Requisitos generales ? Contar con una profesión o haber concluido estudios superiores ? Un mínimo de dos años de experiencia profesional ? Edad mínima de 25 años ? Residencia en Suiza o Alemania ? Buenos conocimientos del idioma oficial del país de intercambio ? Competencias interculturales y la capacidad de actuar en contextos diversos ? Buena salud física y psíquica ? Conocimientos básicos de gestión de proyectos, desarrollo institucional y educación para adultos/as deseable ? Ser capaz de trabajar de manera independiente y en equipo ? Alta competencia social y sensibilidad intercultural ? Disponibilidad a un estilo de vida modesto ? Estar dispuesto/a a colaborar y a participar en actividades de sensibilidad y de recaudación de fondos Ofrecemos ? Un ambiente de trabajo interesante que ofrece un amplio espacio a la iniciativa propia, la participación y las relaciones humanas interculturales ? Una preparación adecuada ? Introducción al contexto del país y acompañamiento en el lugar ? Cobertura de costos de vida y seguros durante la estancia ? Cobertura de gastos de viaje de ida y vuelta, tarifa plana para mobiliaria, cuotas escolares, etc. ? Apoyo económico para la reinserción después de la misión Procedimiento para la aplicación Antes de aplicar por escrito, le recomendamos contactar con Comundo y participar en uno de los eventos informativos de su región. Recibirá informaciones más amplias sobre el procedimiento de aplicación, sobre las condiciones de los intercambios, sobre la remuneración y otros beneficios. Más información en nuestra página web: [www.comundo.org](http://www.comundo.org/) Contacto Deutschschweiz einsatz@comundo.org Tel. +41 (0)58 854 11 86 Suisse romande [fribourg@comundo.org Tél. +41 (0)58 854 12 44](mailto:fribourg@comundo.org) Svizzera italiana  bellinzona@comundo.org Tel. +41 (0)58 854 12 14

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13/01/2021 - 31/12/2020

Responsable de Projet EHA (Eau, Hygiène et Assainissement), 100%

Democratic Republic of Congo, North Kivu, Katwe (Bwito) - heks/eper swiss church aid
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

L'Entraide Protestante Suisse (EPER) est l'oeuvre d'entraide des Eglises protestantes de Suisse et soutient des projets de lutte contre la faim, la pauvreté et l'injustice dans 31 pays sur quatre continents. L'EPER apporte également une aide d'urgence aux victimes de catastrophes naturelles et de conflits armés dans le monde entier et soutient le travail diaconal des Eglises réformées d'Europe de l'Est et du Proche-Orient. En Suisse, elle cible ses projets sur les droits et l'intégration des personnes réfugiées et des personnes socialement défavorisées.   En RDC, où elle est active de longue date à travers des programmes de développement, HEKS/EPER a ouvert en parallèle une mission humanitaire (Urgence) depuis février 2019. Elle concentre ses interventions dans les zones difficiles d'accès de plusieurs territoires du Nord-Kivu (Rutshuru, Masisi, Walikale et Lubero) où le manque d'assistance humanitaire engendre une grande précarité parmi les civils touchés par la crise dans la région. HEKS/EPER y met en place des activités de Réponse Rapide (à travers notamment la distribution de Cash inconditionnel), de Veille Humanitaire (suivi des mouvements de populations), d'Eau/Hygiène/Assainissement, de Réhabilitation/Ouverture d'accès humanitaires (en Cash for Work), et de Relance Agricole.   Pour diriger ses projets en EHA (WASH), HEKS/EPER recrute un-e :   Responsable de Projet EHA (Eau, Hygiène et Assainissement), 100%   Vos responsabilités : - Suivi de la mise en œuvre des projets : Préparer le plan de travail et le planning de la mise en œuvre des programmes de EHA, assurer la mise en œuvre des programmes EHA avec les parties prenantes sur le terrain et selon la qualité et les standards attendus, assurer le suivi et l'évaluation continue des activités, vérifier la consommation du budget et l'atteinte des objectifs concrets, participer aux réunions de coordination avec l'ensemble de l'équipe Programme, assurer le respect des procédures (en coordination avec la logistique et les services administratifs) - Gestion des ressources humaines : Recruter et superviser les équipes de EHA, identifier les besoins en formation, former et développer des compétences techniques de l'équipe programme - Gestion des données : S'assurer de la compilation des données dans la base de données, s'assurer de la qualité de la saisie, du traitement ainsi que de l'archivage des données relatives à la mise en œuvre du projet - Reporting : Gérer la PM Box (avec suivi indicateurs, budget, etc.) pour les projets EHA et consolider les informations fournies par les équipes, participer à la rédaction du SITREP mensuel pour le projet EHA, fournir des rapports réguliers sur les activités du projet au coordinateur terrain et coordinateur programme, participer à la rédaction des rapports bailleurs et à la préparation des propositions - Analyse et stratégie : Analyser les points faibles et forts du projet, élaborer la stratégie de développement des activités EHA - Représentation et coordination externe : Coordonner les parties prenantes sur place (autorités locales et traditionnelles, leaders communautaires, acteurs humanitaires sur la zone), assurer la coordination externe et la gestion opérationnelle des partenariats   Votre profil : - Formation Ingénieur ou équivalent (ingénierie, hydraulique, assainissement, santé publique, génie rural, etc.) avec expérience en gestion de projet EHA - Expérience requise dans un contexte humanitaire, de préférence en Urgence avec capacité à travailler sous pression et en milieu sécuritaire tendu - Connaissance des principaux bailleurs humanitaires, avec une référence particulière aux méthodes de travail de ECHO, OFDA, et des Nations Unies - Français courant avec connaissances avancées en anglais (rédaction de reporting) - Excellente connaissance d'Excel (base de données, publipostage, enquêtes) et de Word, connaissance des logiciels de CAD et SIG seraient un atout - Excellente capacité d'organisation et réactivité, sens des priorités et responsabilités, forte capacité d'analyse et de proposition - Autonomie et sens du travail en équipe avec fortes compétences en communication, capacités pédagogiques, sens de la diplomatie et de la négociation   Notre offre : - Un poste stimulant et des conditions salariales intéressantes - Lieu de travail : Base opérationnelle à Katwe (Bwito) et sous-base à Pinga, province du Nord-Kivu, RDC. La base de coordination se trouve à Goma - Durée du contrat : 6 mois, avec possibilité de renouvellement sous réserve de financement - Entrée en fonction : 1er Mars 2021 idéalement   Intéressé-e ? Nous nous réjouissons de recevoir votre candidature complète (CV, lettre de motivation, certificats) exclusivement via le portail de candidature en ligne. La date limite de dépôt des candidatures est fixée au 3 février 2021. L'EPER se réserve le droit de sélectionner des candidatures avant la date limite et de proposer des premiers entretiens. Pour plus de détails, vous pouvez joindre Camille Konzelmann, Chargée de soutien aux programmes au + 41 44 360 88 61. Pour plus d'informations sur l'EPER, visitez le site [www.eper.ch](http://www.eper.ch/).

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13/01/2021 - 03/02/2021

Senior Scientist Tropische Landwirtschaft (80 - 100%)

Switzerland, Aargau, Frick - Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau FibL
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Das Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau FiBL ist eines der weltweit führenden Forschungs- und Informationszentren für den biologischen Landbau. Zur Verstärkung unseres Teams der Gruppe Resiliente Anbausysteme im Departement Internationale Zusammenarbeit suchen wir ab März 2021 oder nach Vereinbarung eine/n   Senior Scientist Tropische Landwirtschaft um unseren Langzeit-Vergleichsversuch für Anbausysteme in Indien mit Schwerpunkt auf Baumwollproduktion zu leiten. Das Projekt ist Teil unseres SysCom-Programms, das wir in Indien, Bolivien und Kenia durchführen (siehe https://systems-comparison.fibl.org). Wir vergleichen biologische und konventionelle Produktionssysteme hinsichtlich verschiedener Aspekte wie Produktivität, Nachhaltigkeit, Ökologie und Sozioökonomie. Das Ziel des SysCom-Programms ist die Lieferung verlässlicher agronomischer und sozio-ökonomischer Daten zu den wichtigsten landwirtschaftlichen Produktionssystemen (bio und konventionell). Darüber hinaus haben Sie die Möglichkeit, sich und Ihr Expertenwissen in anderen Forschungsprojekten einzubringen. Ihr Arbeitsort ist in Frick. Häufiges Reisen ist erforderlich. Idealerweise haben Sie das folgende Profil: - Ein Master oder PhD in Agronomie mit einer Spezialisierung auf tropische Landwirtschaft oder eine ähnliche Ausbildung; - Forschungsprofil und Arbeitserfahrung in nachhaltigen Anbausystemen in den Tropen, Erfahrung mit Biobaumwollanbau ist von Vorteil; - Ein gutes Verständnis von Forschung im Dienste der Entwicklung und Interesse an der Arbeit an der Schnittstelle zwischen Forschung und Beratung; - Arbeitserfahrung in Europa und in Asien, idealerweise Indien; - Fähigkeiten in und Freude an interkultureller Kommunikation sowie internationaler Zusammenarbeit; - Fliessende Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift; Französisch- oder Deutschkenntnisse sind von Vorteil; - Fähigkeit, selbstständig und im Team zu arbeiten, mit einem hohen Mass an Eigenverantwortung. Wir bieten: - Eine unbefristete Anstellung (80 - 100 %) mit Sitz in der Schweiz; - Ein inspirierendes Arbeitsumfeld und Möglichkeiten zur Karriereentwicklung; - Die Möglichkeit, mit einem erstklassigen Team von Expertinnen und Experten auf dem Gebiet der biologischen Landwirtschaft zu arbeiten; - Attraktive Vertragsbedingungen und Vergütung. Interessiert? Wir beantworten gerne alle Ihre Fragen Beate Huber, Tel. +41 62 865 04 25, beate.huber@fibl.org Bitte senden Sie Ihre elektronische Bewerbung (Motivationsschreiben, Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse, Kontaktdaten für Referenzen) in englischer Sprache bis zum 20. Januar 2021 an bewerbung@fibl.org

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04/01/2021 - 20/01/2021

Monitoring & Results Specialist - P3

Italy, Lazio, Rome - international fund for agricultural development ifad
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Organizational context   This position will initially be based in Rome. After 12-18 months, the position will be relocated to the regional IFAD office in East and Southern Africa. The location of the regional office (such as Addis Ababa or Nairobi) will be confirmed soon. Candidates applying need to bear that in mind, as they would be expected to relocate.    The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency dedicated to eradicating rural poverty and hunger. It does so by investing in rural people. IFAD finances programmes and projects that increase agricultural productivity and raise rural incomes, and  advocates at the local, national and international level for policies that contribute to rural transformation.   Post's organizational accountability   The Strategy and Knowledge Department (SKD) provides expert guidance on IFAD's strategic direction, thematic priorities and technical quality of IFAD's operations. It plays a critical role in providing technical expertise to operational teams to enhance development effectiveness, by generating and disseminating IFAD's development knowledge and evidence on strategic themes, and encouraging innovative application of cutting-edge global knowledge and evidence in IFAD investments to support countries tackles their most complex development challenges in fostering inclusive and sustainable rural transformation. SKD is composed of the (i) Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division (ECG); the (ii) Sustainable Production, Markets and Institutions Division (PMI); and the (iii) Research and Impact Assessment Division (RIA).   ECG takes the lead in mainstreaming cross-cutting themes of environment and climate, nutrition, gender, youth, and indigenous peoples and all related aspects of social inclusion into IFAD's portfolio, to strengthen the quality of IFAD's operations and achieve improved impacts in these areas in an integrated manner. It is pursuing a new transformation agenda that seeks to integrate IFAD's four critical themes (gender, youth, nutrition and environment and climate) for enhanced results. ECG contributes to the generation of evidence and knowledge on these cross-cutting themes, and facilitates their use in IFAD projects and activities. In addition, it provides guidance and support to ensure nutrition aspects are well addressed and the inclusion of marginalized groups, particularly women, indigenous peoples and rural youth, benefit from IFAD operations.   The Social Inclusion Cluster in ECG spearheads IFAD's implementation of its social inclusion and nutrition agenda including, poverty analysis and targeting, gender equity, youth, nutrition and indigenous peoples. It works in close collaboration with other teams in ECG, other divisions within SKD, the Programme Management Department and the External Relations and Governance Department.   The Technical Specialist reports to the Coordinator of the Social Inclusion Cluster with overall strategic, policy and management guidance, and supervision of the division Director. S/He works collaboratively with respective ECG technical specialists (both Environment/Climate and Social Inclusion), PMI thematic Technical Specialists, and other staff to ensure consistency, cohesion and synergy in the application of technical advice and provision of programme development support facilitating knowledge flows and building of communities of practices. While the Technical Specialist will contribute to the Fund's corporate objectives and promote learning across all the Regional Divisions, s/he will devote a substantial portion of time supporting operations in the East and Southern Africa Region.   Social inclusion of women, youth, indigenous people and persons with disabilities and nutrition are inseparable from IFAD's mission to enable poor rural people to overcome poverty. Gender, youth and nutrition are priority themes for IFAD's operations and indigenous peoples and persons with disability are increasing considerations. These themes are key priorities in IFAD's Strategic Objectives and have been systematically emphasized in all aspects of IFAD operations. They are critical to IFAD's success in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals.   Key results expected / Major functional activities   TECHNICAL ADVICE:  The Technical Specialist will provide support to creating a results measurement system and monitoring results to enhance the performance of the environment and climate change portfolio. The specialist will work in a highly collaborative way with other Divisions to achieve corporate level integration of the portfolio management. Under the supervision of the Coordinator of the Social Inclusion Cluster the incumbent will:   - Support the analysis of poverty targeting, social inclusion (gender, youth, indigenous people, persons with disabilities) and nutrition as part of country strategies and projects in order to identify adequate solutions; - Develop quantitative and qualitative approaches to targeting in IFAD projects; - Support the analysis of targeting using appropriate analytical approaches; - Develop and apply metrics for the efficient delivery of social inclusion and nutrition in the portfolio; - Support the tracking of the achievement of the portfolio against the social inclusion and nutrition commitments; - Collect and analyse data against the results indicators as needed; - Apply existing and recognized international methodologies on poverty analysis, gender analysis, youth employment approaches, nutrition approaches and household-based techniques; - Enhance the corporate and other formal reporting, including performance reports to the supplementary funds; - Coordinate and apply the use of geospatial technology to country, project and portfolio monitoring and reporting; - Develop economic evidence to justify social inclusion and nutrition interventions; - Enhance technical capacities throughout IFAD and partner teams through trainings and the development of technical guidance; - Advance thematic work on poverty targeting, gender equality, youth, nutrition, persons with disabilities and indigenous peoples in IFAD partner countries; - Demonstrate operating experience in multidisciplinary social inclusion thematic work streams; - Support knowledge/evidence based action leading to positive social inclusion in developing countries and enhance empowerment of poor and vulnerable people in rural areas; - Provide technical advice to improve the capacity of IFAD to address social inclusion issues and support policy engagement at national level to facilitate and strengthen the engagement and empowerment of rural people.   MONITORING, EVALUATION AND REPORTING: The Technical Specialist contributes to identifying results to measure and capturing results from IFAD's social inclusion targets in order to enhance country level programme and funding decisions based on accurate technical data. Accountabilities may include:   - Work closely with social inclusion thematic teams to improve its understanding of global evidence, monitoring and tracking of specific thematic indicators agreed upon in the thematic actions plans; - Provide advice to track and measure the social inclusion and nutrition thematic indicators and reporting in supervision missions; - Analyse regional portfolio reviews and coordinate preparation of social inclusion and nutrition inputs into the RIDE  and ECG annual report while also reflecting global evidence and state of the art thinking in these areas; - Assess the quality of project implementation and progress reports to ensure their quality and comprehensiveness of results reporting while indicating what implications they have on evidence and learning within IFAD;  - Identify issues related to project progress and provide advice on data collection techniques, evidence generation and evidence use, in the themes of social inclusion and nutrition  while recommending  measures to improve effectiveness of investments (including grants and loans) efficiency  of reporting across the SI themes.   KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT:  The Technical Specialist (Social Inclusion) enhances the development of viable and sustainable policy and project development at the country-level through seasoned technical knowledge sharing for his/her area of specialization. S/He will ensure countrylevel access to the latest sources of knowledge and innovation, strengthen national technical capacity, and establish new knowledge and advisory partnerships. S/he captures and uses more systematically IFAD's field experience to better link impact evaluation to corporate and regional M&E work and integrate impact assessments, M&E and good practice findings into corporate learning opportunities to allow for cross-regional learning. Accountabilities may include:   - Collect, document and report good practices on social inclusion and nutrition; - Develop and disseminate knowledge products, operational tools and guidelines;  - Prepare How-to-do notes and supporting materials to support project design, supervision and reporting; - Assist in impact assessments of selected projects; - Facilitate and provide technical support on social inclusion and training, through an integrated approach, to support project staff, national partners, and service providers. - Prepare analysis and research to support IFAD's participation in panels, side events and webbased media; - Prepare specialized technical reports to increase IFAD's technical competence and contributions to regional and global dialogues; - Organize south-south learning workshops to share experiences and knowledge across projects teams, focussing on adaptation to climate change; - Produce knowledge products to further develop IFAD's technical tools and to communicate lessons learned and results from the portfolio of projects; - Produce knowledge products to support the development of the adaptation portfolio.   PARTNERSHIP BUILDING AND RESOURCE MOBILIZATION:  The Technical Specialist develops and maintains a network of peer contacts inside and outside IFAD to keep up-to-date on activities at the country and regional levels, to support joint advocacy and for knowledge sharing to enhance the Fund's profile as a highly competent and viable partner in development and mainstreaming crosscutting themes into IFAD country programmes and operations. Accountabilities may include:   - Represent IFAD in relevant regional, sub-regional and international events, including those related to targeting and social inclusion methods and metrics; - Expand innovative partnerships with development partners to facilitate coherence with IFAD social inclusion and nutrition agenda; - Play an active role in resource mobilization efforts for social inclusion and nutrition; - Contribute to responding to member requests for information; - Play an active role in partnerships that involve gender, youth, indigenous people, persons with disabilities and nutrition including in collaboration with RBAs.   Impact of Key results / Key performance indicators   Assignments require the provision of seasoned technical expertise and input for the full programme/project cycle as well as in knowledge sharing with peers and counterparts. The work goes beyond technical analysis and synthesis to include substantive inputs to project methodology and design of projects, knowledge sharing among peers and counterparts to enhance cooperation, complementarity and synergy and monitoring and evaluation to measure and report on lessons learned and best practices. The work is considered moderately complex requiring in-depth technical analysis and reporting. Typically operating as a technical specialist at the country or regional levels, the Technical Specialist's work may be reviewed for technical accuracy, but more typically is reviewed for achieving the established work plan.   Representation / Work relationships   The work relationships of Technical Specialists at this level are primarily for providing technical support to the development and implementation of the portfolio, particularly related to social inclusion. Information-gathering and exchange in support of studies and thematic assignments may also include identifying reliable sources and establishing guidelines for obtaining information on national and sub-regional; conditions and to convey methodological approaches and operational experience for implementation of activities undertaken on behalf of the Fund.   Competencies   Organizational: - Strategic thinking and organizational development: Personal influence (Level 1) - Demonstrating Leadership: Personal leadership and attitude to change (Level 1) - Learning, sharing knowledge and innovating: Continuously seeks to learn, shares knowledge and innovates (Level 1) - Focusing on clients: Focuses on clients (Level 1) - Problem solving and decision making: Demonstrates sound problem information and decision making ability (Level 1) - Managing time, resources and information: Manages own time, information and resources effectively (:Level 1) - Team Work: Contributes effectively to the team (Level 1) - Communicating and negotiating: Communicates effectively: creates understanding between self and others (Level 1) - Building relationships and partnerships: Builds and maintains effective working relationships (Level 1)   Technical/Functional: - Technical expertise at the country and project level in area of specialization. - Skills in the design and coordination of technical research and identification of solutions to evolving issues. - Good writing skills and ability to share technical guidance/knowledge at the peer level.   Minimum recruitment qualifications   Education:  Advanced university degree from an accredited institution in the field of specialization, e.g. Agriculture Economics, Resource Economics, Environmental Economics, Natural Resource Management, Geographic Information Systems or related field.   Experience : At least five (5) years progressively responsible experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis, research, monitoring and evaluation of the social dimension in rural settings. Experience in fieldwork and international policy frameworks related to project and program development for social inclusion and nutrition is an asset.   Language requirements:  Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Working knowledge of another official language (Arabic, French, or Spanish) is desirable.   Other information   This position will initially be based in Rome. After 12-18 months, the position will be relocated to the regional IFAD office in East and Southern Africa. The location of the regional office (such as Addis Ababa or Nairobi) will be confirmed soon. Candidates applying need to bear that in mind, as they would be expected to relocate.    Applicants should note that IFAD staff members are international civil servants. In accordance with IFAD's Human Resources Policy, staff are subject to the authority of the President who can decide to assign them to any of the activities of the Fund. All International Professional staff members are required to be geographically mobile and positions in the professional category are subject to changes in location at any time in line with strategic priorities and reform initiatives in IFAD.   In the interest of making most cost effective use of funds and resources, we are only able to respond to applicants who are short-listed for interview. 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Monitoring & Results Specialist - P3

Senegal, Dakar, Dakar - international fund for agricultural development ifad
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Organizational context   Duty station will be the regional IFAD office in West and Central Africa. The location of the regional office (such as Abidjan and Dakar) will be confirmed soon.   The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency dedicated to eradicating rural poverty and hunger. It does so by investing in rural people. IFAD finances programmes and projects that increase agricultural productivity and raise rural incomes, and  advocates at the local, national and international level for policies that contribute to rural transformation.   Post's organizational accountability   The Strategy and Knowledge Department (SKD) provides expert guidance on IFAD's strategic direction, thematic priorities and technical quality of IFAD's operations. It plays a critical role in providing technical expertise to operational teams to enhance development effectiveness, by generating and disseminating IFAD's development knowledge and evidence on strategic themes, and encouraging innovative application of cutting-edge global knowledge and evidence in IFAD investments to support countries tackles their most complex development challenges in fostering inclusive and sustainable rural transformation. SKD is composed of the (i) Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division (ECG); the (ii) Sustainable Production, Markets and Institutions Division (PMI); and the (iii) Research and Impact Assessment Division (RIA).   ECG takes the lead in integrating and highlighting cross-cutting themes of environment and climate, nutrition, gender, youth, and indigenous peoples and all related aspects of social inclusion into IFAD's portfolio, to strengthen the quality of IFAD's operations and achieve improved impacts in these areas. It is pursuing a new transformation agenda that seeks to integrate IFAD's four themes (gender, youth, nutrition and environment and climate) for enhanced results. ECG contributes to the generation of evidence and knowledge on these cross-cutting themes, and facilitates their use in IFAD projects and activities. In addition, it provides guidance and support to ensure the inclusion of marginalized groups, particularly women, indigenous peoples and rural youth, into IFAD operations.   The Technical Specialist works under the supervision of the Lead Technical Specialist and Coordinator for the Environment and Climate Change Cluster with overall strategic, policy and management guidance, and supervision of the division Directors (ECG and Regional Division assigned). To operate from the Regional Office, s/he works collaboratively with respective ECG technical specialists (both Environment/Climate and Social Inclusion), PMI thematic Technical Specialists, and other staff to ensure consistency, cohesion and synergy in the application of technical advice and provision of programme development support facilitating knowledge flows and building of communities of practices.   Environmental issues such as climate change are inseparable from IFAD's mission to enable poor rural people to overcome poverty. Climate change and environmental degradation are priority themes for IFAD's operations. During its tenth replenishment cycle (IFAD10: 2016-2018), IFAD has successfully mainstreamed climate change concerns in 100 per cent of its Programme of Loans and Grants (PoLG). This ambitious target was achieved for IFAD10 and continues to be a corporate commitment for IFAD in its eleventh replenishment (IFAD11: 2019-2021). Its work is guided by the Strategy and Action Plan on Environment and Climate Change 2019-2025, a strategic document.   IFAD is strengthening its capacity to respond to the threats to global and country environmental commons while promoting agriculture and rural development in developing countries, through different resources and instruments. Mobilizing and leveraging international resources for climate and environmental activities is one of the priorities for the Fund, with special focus on the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF), the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF), the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and the Adaptation Fund. Moreover, applying rigorous assessments to identify and manage risks to project objectives is guided by the application of its Social, Environmental and Climate Assessment Procedures.   Key results expected / Major functional activities   TECHNICAL ADVICE: The Technical Specialist will use state of the art evidence while also contributing to generating it, to provide support to creating a results measurement system and monitoring results to enhance the performance of the environment and climate change portfolio at the assigned country and regional levels. Under the supervision of the Coordinator for the Environment and Climate Change Cluster the incumbent will:   - Support the rigourous analysis of environmental and climate change challenges as part of country strategies and projects in order to identify adequate solutions; - Support the analysis of Nationally Determined Contributions and their integration into country strategies and projects and support IFAD's stock-take in this context; - Track the achievement of the portfolio against the climate change and environment commitments, including the National Determined Contributions (NDCs); - Develop and apply metrics for the efficient delivery of the climate change and environment portfolio, including preparation, quality and delivery; - Collect and analyse data against the results indicators; - Enhance the corporate and other formal reporting, including the Climate Action report and performance reports to the supplementary funds; - Coordinate and apply the use of geospatial technology to country, project and portfolio monitoring and reporting; Develop economic evidence to justify climate change and environment interventions; - Enhance technical capacities throughout IFAD and partner teams through trainings and the development of technical guidance; - Maintain an updated portfolio status of all climate change and environment financing; - Support the application of the MDB Methodology for climate focussed finance; - Integrate climate change and environment financed projects in corporate systems such as but not limited to ORMS, GRIPS and QUASR; - Organize meetings and prepare background information for project review and selection meetings such as for ASAP.   MONITORING, EVALUATION AND REPORTING: The Technical Specialist contributes to identifying results to measure and capturing results from IFAD's environment and climate change portfolio at the assigned country and regional levels in order to enhance country level programme and funding decisions based on accurate technical data. Accountabilities may include:   - Participate in supervision missions to identify key indicators to measure and to collect country level data and information against environment and climate change indicators; - Assess the quality of project implementation and progress reports to ensure their quality and comprehensiveness; - Troubleshoot issues related to project progress and provide recommendations to management on measures to overcome barriers to efficient and quality implementation; - Perform any other related duties, as required by the supervisors or division directors.   KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT: The Technical Specialist uses evidence informed advice to enhance the development of viable and sustainable policy and project development at the country-level and supports regional thematic input through seasoned technical knowledge sharing for his/her area of specialization. S/He will ensure country-level access to the latest sources of knowledge and innovation, strengthen national technical capacity and establish new knowledge and advisory partnerships. The specialist will also contribute to identifying and communicating in a concise way improvements to portfolio management for efficiency and effectiveness. Accountabilities may include:   - Providing technical inputs to the design, start-up and implementation of climate and environment projects supported through Supplementary funds (eg. concept notes, project design documents, preparation of TORs, data collection and analysis, review of consultant's work); - Preparing How-to-do notes and supporting materials to support project design, supervision and reporting; - Prepare IFAD inputs to global initiatives such as the UNFCCC Koronivia joint work on agriculture; - Prepare analysis and research to support IFAD's participation in panels, side events and web-based media; - Prepare specialized technical reports to increase IFAD's technical competence and contributions to regional and global dialogues; - Organize south-south learning workshops to share experiences and knowledge across projects teams, focussing on adaptation to climate change; - Produce knowledge products to further develop IFAD's technical tools and to communicate lessons learned and results from the portfolio of projects; - Produce knowledge products to support the development of the adaptation portfolio;   PARTNERSHIP BUILDING AND RESOURCE MOBILIZATION : The Technical Specialist establishes and maintains a network of peer contacts inside and outside IFAD to keep up-to-date on activities at the country and regional levels, to support joint advocacy and for knowledge sharing to enhance the Fund's profile as a highly competent and viable partner in development. Accountabilities may include:   - Represent IFAD in relevant regional, sub-regional and international events including those related to environmental and climate change measurement methods and metrics; - Expand innovative partnerships with development partners to facilitate coherence with IFAD climate change agenda; - Play an active role in climate and environment resource mobilization efforts; - Contribute to responding to member requests for information; - Play an active role in partnerships that involve climate and environment related matters such as the NDC Partnerships, Working Groups established by the global climate and environment funds and including in collaboration with RBAs.   Impact of Key results / Key performance indicators   Assignments require the provision of seasoned technical expertise and input for the full programme/ project cycle as well as in knowledge sharing with peers and counterparts. The work goes beyond technical analysis and synthesis to include substantive inputs to project methodology and design of projects, knowledge sharing among peers and counterparts to enhance cooperation, complementarity and synergy and monitoring and evaluation to measure and report on lessons learned and best practices. The work is considered moderately complex requiring in-depth technical analysis and reporting. Typically operating as a technical specialist at the country or regional levels, the Technical Specialist's work may be reviewed for technical accuracy, but more typically is reviewed for achieving the established work plan.   Representation / Work relationships   The work relationships of Technical Specialists at this level are primarily for providing technical support to the development and implementation of the portfolio, particularly related to climate change adaptation. Information-gathering and exchange in support of studies and thematic assignments may also include identifying reliable sources and establishing guidelines for obtaining information on national and subregional; conditions and to convey methodological approaches and operational experience for implementation of activities undertaken on behalf of the Fund.   Competencies   Organizational: - Strategic thinking and organizational development: Personal influence (Level 1) - Demonstrating Leadership: Personal leadership and attitude to change (Level 1) - Learning, sharing knowledge and innovating: Continuously seeks to learn, shares knowledge and innovates (Level 1) - Focusing on clients: Focuses on clients (Level 1) - Problem solving and decision making: Demonstrates sound problem information and decision making ability (Level 1) - Managing time, resources and information: Manages own time, information and resources effectively (Level 1) - Team Work: Contributes effectively to the team (Level 1) - Communicating and negotiating: Communicates effectively: creates understanding between self and others (Level 1) - Building relationships and partnerships: Builds and maintains effective working relationships (Level 1)   Technical/Functional: - Technical expertise at the country level in area of specialization. - Skill in the design and coordination of technical research and identification of solutions to evolving issues. - Ability to share technical guidance/knowledge at the peer level.   Minimum recruitment qualifications   Education:  Advanced university degree from an accredited institution in the field of specialization, e.g. Agriculture Economics, Resource Economics, Environmental, Economics, Natural Resource Management, Geographic Information Systems or related field.   Experience:  At least five (5) years progressively responsible experience in, and demonstrated understanding of development initiatives in the field of specialization. Experience in fieldwork and international policy frameworks related to project and program development for climate change and environment financing is an asset.   Language requirements:  Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French. Working knowledge of another official language (Arabic or Spanish) is desirable.   Other information   The duty station of this position will be the regional IFAD office in West and Central Africa. The location of the regional office (such as Abidjan and Dakar) will be confirmed soon.   Applicants should note that IFAD staff members are international civil servants. In accordance with IFAD's Human Resources Policy, staff are subject to the authority of the President who can decide to assign them to any of the activities of the Fund. All International Professional staff members are required to be geographically mobile and positions in the professional category are subject to changes in location at any time in line with strategic priorities and reform initiatives in IFAD.   In the interest of making most cost effective use of funds and resources, we are only able to respond to applicants who are short-listed for interview. Candidates who do not receive any feedback within three months should consider their application unsuccessful   Candidates may be required to take a written test and to deliver a presentation as well as participate in interviews.      ________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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Lead Regional Technical Specialist- *reopened* - P5

Italy, Lazio, Rome - international fund for agricultural development ifad
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Organizational context   Duty station will be the regional IFAD office in Asia and the Pacific. The location of the regional office (such as Beijing and New Delhi) will be confirmed soon.   The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency dedicated to eradicating rural poverty and hunger. It does so by investing in rural people. IFAD finances programmes and projects that increase agricultural productivity and raise rural incomes, and  advocates at the local, national and international level for policies that contribute to rural transformation.   Post's organizational accountability   The Strategy and Knowledge Department (SKD) provides expert guidance on IFAD's strategic direction, thematic priorities and technical quality of IFAD's operations. It plays a critical role in providing technical expertise to operational teams to enhance development effectiveness, by generating and disseminating IFAD's development knowledge and evidence on strategic themes, and encouraging innovative application of cutting-edge global knowledge and evidence in IFAD investments to support countries tackle their most complex development challenges in fostering inclusive and sustainable rural transformation. SKD is composed of the (i) Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division (ECG); the (ii) Sustainable Production, Markets and Institutions Division (PMI); and the (iii) Research and Impact Assessment Division (RIA).   PMI provides technical support to IFAD Country Programs to ensure the proper application of corporate quality standards required for achieving development results and impact in key thematic areas, including food production systems (i.e. fisheries, livestock, and agronomy), land, natural resources management, water and rural infrastructure, financial services, rural markets and enterprises and rural institutions. It also contributes to the generation of evidence and knowledge on these themes, and facilitates their use in IFAD projects and activities.   Within the thematic areas there are three that are in broad demand across Regional Divisions, namely: i) rural institutions, ii) rural finance, markets and enterprises, and iii) agronomy. The Lead Regional Technical Specialist is a leading professional in one of these three themes and serves as the lead regional expert in his/her area of expertise. S/he technically supports country/regional programs as well as the corporate agenda by providing state-of-the-art technical advice throughout the project cycle (strategic and operational). The accountabilities/key results expected include:   - Technical Advice to Country Programmes - Policy Engagement and Partnerships - Knowledge Management - Corporate Activities - Managerial Functions   The Lead Regional Technical Specialist- Rural Finance, Markets and Value Chains works under the overall strategic, policy and management guidance, and supervision of the Division Director, with dual reporting to the Regional Division Director to which s/he is mapped. As an integral member of delivery teams, s/he works collaboratively with the thematic Technical Specialists, Country Directors (CD)/Country Programme Managers (CPM) and other staff to ensure consistency, cohesion and synergy in the application of technical advice and provision of programme development support. The Key Results Expected/Major Functional Activities are generic and representational; the majority of which, will be performed by the Lead Regional Technical Specialist.   Key results expected / Major functional activities   - TECHNICAL ADVICE TO COUNTRY PROGRAMMES: Based on a planning exercise undertaken jointly between PMD and SKD, and working in close collaboration with the CDs/CPMs, the Lead Regional Technical Specialist provides authoritative technical advice to selected country programmes across the region. S/he provides guidance and advice to PMI staff based in the region on technical, operational and corporate policies and procedures. S/he provides technical advice in the area of value chains and rural finance for the preparation of Results-based Country Strategic Opportunities Programmes (COSOP) and Country Strategy Notes (CSN). S/he serves as Technical Lead for select project designs in the Region of particular complexity and/or strategic importance to which s/he is assigned, ensuring the overall technical quality of the assigned project design across all technical areas. This includes drafting terms of reference for technical team members, selecting and providing over-sight of qualified technical consultants, facilitating technical inputs from other IFAD staff and/or others (e.g. centers of excellence, research institutions), ensuring the technical quality of the project design report, leading select missions and ensuring that comments provided through corporate quality enhancement and assurance processes are adequately addressed. On the basis of his/her thematic expertise and skills in the area of value chains and rural finance, s/he also provides and/or coordinates targeted technical support and peer review to other select project designs in the respective Region. S/he also provides technical support in her/his thematic area for selected ongoing projects in the Region, with priority given to projects for which s/he was the Technical Lead during design and/or projects requiring implementation support (e.g. projects-at-risk), including participation in or leading supervision, implementation support missions, as well as organizing and/or contributing to training and/or capacity building activities. S/he also provides technical inputs to selected project completion reports. - POLICY ENGAGEMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS: The Lead Regional Technical Specialist- Rural Finance, Markets and Value Chains develops and maintains a network of peer contacts and partners outside IFAD to keep abreast of recent developments and trends and facilitate brokering of partnerships in the area of rural finance and value chains to enhance the Fund's profile as a highly competent and viable development partner in the region to which the Specialist is mapped. Specifically, on the basis of her/his thematic expertise and skills in value chains and rural finance and working closely with the CDs/CPMs, the Lead Global Technical Advisor at headquarters, the Lead Regional Economist and the Technical Advisors on policy engagement in the AVP/PMD Front Office, s/he leads the development of relevant technical policies and strategies linked to the country programs in the region, while providing substantive policy analysis to develop technical position papers, internal briefing notes, case studies to facilitate shaping IFAD's perspective/position, based on evidence from IFAD's loans and grants. S/he represents IFAD in high- level technical policy fora that are of relevance for the region and the respective area of  value chains and rural finance, requiring authoritative voice and knowledge. S/he develops and maintains strategic technical partnerships with organizations, centres of excellence, research institutions and thematic platforms that are relevant for the region. - KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT: The Lead Regional Technical Specialist- Rural Finance, Markets and Value Chains serves as a champion for knowledge management in the region. S/he leads the generation and dissemination of knowledge, good practices and innovations in her/his thematic area of value chains and rural finance generated through loans and grants in the region. Based on business needs, s/he may be requested to provide technical support to other regions in areas of particular expertise to facilitate learning and knowledge sharing. S/he contributes to identify qualified technical consultants to be included in a corporate roster. S/he liaises closely with the Lead Global Technical Advisor at IFAD headquarters, as well as the CDs/Heads of Hubs and/or South South Technical Cooperation and Knowledge Centers, and the Senior Regional Technical Specialists on relevant knowledge management initiatives and products, including contributing to communities of practice. S/he also develops and delivers tailor-made training modules and courses related to his/her area of expertise as required. - CORPORATE ACTIVITIES: Working in close collaboration with the Lead Global Technical Advisor at IFAD headquarters, the Lead Regional Technical Specialist- Rural Finance, Markets and Value Chains leads corporate initiatives of relevance for the region and the respective area of Value chains and rural finance as required, as well as contributing to the development of corporate operational policies, approaches and strategies. S/he also provides substantive inputs to corporate events and technical management briefs as required.  - MANAGERIAL FUNCTIONS: The Lead Regional Technical Specialist- Rural Finance, Markets and Value Chains is accountable for integrity, transparency, and equity in the management of IFAD resources. This includes, among others, people management through support to recruitment of technical specialists and technical leadership/capacity development, coaching and mentoring of new and/or more junior staff, supervisory role and evaluation of performance of professionals and general service staff under his/her purview. Specifically, s/he will supervise the Technical Analyst (NOB) and provide guidance to and mentoring of PMI staff based in the region on technical, operational and corporate matters.     Impact of Key results / Key performance indicators   Assignments require the provision of authoritative professional expertise and technical leadership at the global, regional and national levels. Lead Regional Technical Specialists define, propose, revise and/or develop programmes or policies for the Fund and represent the position of IFAD in national, regional as well as global fora and conferences. Innovation is required in the adaptation and development of approaches and methods to evolving technical and programmatic contexts.   Work at this level is considered as substantially complex and of critical concern to the Fund. In particular, analytical and advisory work requires in depth identification and consideration of a full range of factors relevant to the examination and discussion of programme problems and policies in the solution of methodological problems or in the formulation of policy proposals and project recommendations.     Representation / Work relationships   The work relationships of Lead Regional Technical Specialists involves the provision of authoritative technical advice and the negotiation and resolution of problems that arise in mission planning, technical project appraisal or the preparation of studies and reports. S/He typically serves as the Fund's senior technical advisor in the field of specialization and exercises wide professional latitude in contacts in her/his field(s), providing technical leadership and methodological guidance to management, CDs/CPMs, national governments, development partners and other country programme staff in the technical area of specialization.     Competencies   Organizational: - Strategic thinking and organizational development: Strategic leadership (Level 2) - Demonstrating Leadership: Leads by example; initiates and supports change (Level 2) - Learning, sharing knowledge and innovating: Challenges, innovates and contributes to a learning culture (Level 2) - Focusing on clients: Contributes to a client-focused culture (Level 2) - Problem solving and decision making: Solves complex problems and makes decisions that have wider corporate impact (Level 2) - Managing time, resources and information: Coordinates wider use of time, information and/or resources (Level 2) - Team Work: Fosters a cohesive team environment (Level 2) - Communicating and negotiating: Acquires and uses a wide range of communication styles and skills (Level 2) - Building relationships and partnerships: Builds and maintains strategic partnerships internally and externally (Level 2) - Managing performance and developing staff: Manages staff and teams effectively (Level 1)   Technical/Functional: - Strong technical experience in designing and implementing Value chain and rural finance projects and more generally embedding Value chain-related issues in rural and agricultural development projects; - Skill in the design and coordination of knowledge products, technical proposals and identification of innovative solutions to evolving issues related to the field of value chains and rural finance. - Ability to share technical guidance/knowledge at the governmental and peer levels as well as to inspire more junior specialists and programme staff in the development of viable programme activities.   Minimum recruitment qualifications    Education: - Advanced university degree from an accredited institution in in the field of specialization, e.g. Agriculture, Rural Development, Business, marketing, Finance, Economics etc..   Experience: - At least 10 years progressively responsible experience in the field of value chains and rural finance, particularly in the formulation of technical guidance and input to development programmes and investment projects; of which at least 3 of the 10 years of experience should be at the international level. Experience in international policy frameworks related to global issues for value chains and rural finance as wel as strong engagement with private sector actors are desirable.    Language requirements: - Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Working knowledge of another official language (Arabic, French, or Spanish) is desirable.   Other information   Duty station will be the regional IFAD office in Asia and the Pacific. The location of the regional office (such as Beijing and New Delhi) will be confirmed soon.   Applicants should note that IFAD staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the President of IFAD. In accordance with IFAD's Human Resources Policy, staff members are subject to the authority of the President who can decide to assign them to any of the activities of the Fund. All International Professional staff members are required to be geographically mobile and positions in the professional category are subject to changes in location at any time in line with strategic priorities and reform initiatives in IFAD.  In the interest of making most cost effective use of funds and resources, we are only able to respond to applicants who are short-listed for interview. Candidates who do not receive any feedback within three months should consider their application unsuccessful   Candidates may be required to take a written test and to deliver a presentation as well as participate in interviews.      ________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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Senior Agriculture and Food Security Specialist - IS5

South Korea, Incheon, Songdo - Green Climate Fund
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

N.B. This position is being re-advertised in order to attract larger pool of potential candidates. Therefore, if you have previously applied for this position, you do not need to re-apply.   The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to assist developing countries to respond to climate change while bringing prosperity to their peoples.   Established in 2010, the GCF invests in transformational climate projects in the developing world. The Fund makes an ambitious contribution to global climate action and channels significant financial resources into developing countries to help build low-emission and climate-resilient societies.  It is country-driven and undertakes actions that reflect the circumstances of each country concerned and its national aspirations. The GCF is a key enabler of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change.   Since its establishment, the GCF has approved 111 projects in 99 countries and has committed USD 5.0 billion in climate finance. In addition, it has built up an extensive program to support developing countries to identify their needs, in particular, those who are most vulnerable to climate change impacts.   The GCF's diverse workforce is advancing its mission from its headquarters in South Korea. Our talented staff makes unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.   Position description    The Senior Agriculture and Food Security Specialist, reporting to the Deputy Director, Adaptation of DMA, is responsible for the expansion and evolution of GCF's Agriculture and Food Security portfolio and pipeline, aligned with wider organization policies. Working closely with accredited entities, national designated authorities and other internal/external stakeholders, the Senior Agriculture and Food Security Specialist leads in originating the pipeline, manage the review of the funding proposals, advises on the improvement of the projects under review, and provide technical oversight of the portfolio of investments in low emissions and climate resilient Agriculture and Food Security.   Duties and responsibilities   Purpose   - Lead the secretariat assessment of funding proposals by working closely with accredited entities and coordinating the interdivisional review; - Lead the development of working papers, guidelines and tools, and contribute to the development of strategy and policies related to this sector; and - Promote innovative investment models in Agriculture and Food Security to address climate change mitigation and adaptation.   Engagement   - Advocate on Agriculture and Food Security planning, implementation approaches, and relevant technologies, based on best practices and responding to country needs; - Advocate towards the development of transformative projects and programmes on the sector that respond to the identified needs and priorities of countries; and - Coordinate and negotiate with relevant external stakeholders as they access the Fund's investment resources.   Delivery   - Lead on and oversee the origination of Agriculture and Food Security investments and provide technical advices to the monitoring of project and programme implementation; - Lead the development of lessons learned papers and contribute to knowledge management activities; and - Contribute to corporate and team activities and managing consultants, interns, and other GCF staff as necessary.   Required experience and qualifications*   - Master's degree in agricultural development, environmental science or engineering, natural resources management or other relevant fields; - 11 years or more experience in project origination, development, evaluation and management and/or financing with specific emphasis on low emission and climate-resilient Agriculture and Food Security; - Substantive experience in developing and implementing low emissions and climate-resilient Agriculture and Food Security investments in developing countries settings is required; - Relevant experience in climate finance operations and process management; familiarity with the UN and multilateral setting, and knowledge of the UNFCCC framework; - Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills required with ability to interact with multiple internal/external stakeholders and at different levels; and - Fluency in English with knowledge of Spanish and/or French (or another UN language) is an advantage.   *The person assessed by the Selection Panel as most suitable for the position will be proposed for appointment. Selection among short-listed candidates will also take into account performance at interview, appropriate testing, and references. Applications from women and nationals of developing countries are strongly encouraged.     ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:   [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations)  [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi)  [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________

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27/12/2020 - 01/01/2021

Agrarwissenschaftler (w/m/d) zur Kapazitätsbildung im Bereich Agrarökologie in Malawi

Malawi, Blantyre, Blantyre - Dienste in Übersee
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
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Dienste in Übersee sucht für Partnerorganisationen von Brot für die Welt: Hintergrund und Näheres zur Partnerorganisation Ziel der Arbeit der Partnerorganisation Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD) ist u.a. die Stärkung dörflicher Resilienz durch agrarökologische Maßnahmen. Regionale Klimaveränderungen mit einer zunehmen-den Anzahl von Extremwetterereignissen (Wechsel von Dürreperioden und Fluten) haben in Malawi, als einem im Wesentlichen agrarisch geprägten Land, erhebliche Auswirkungen. Sobald sich die Ertragslage durch die veränderten Boden- und Wasserverhältnissen verschlechtert, steigt grundsätzlich das Konfliktpotential. CARD verbindet in seiner Projektarbeit daher die Themen ländliche Entwicklung, Ressourcenschutz und -management sowie Katastrophenvorsorge mit Lobby- und Advocacy-Maßnahmen. Die Förderung von Men-schenrechten ist ebenfalls ein zentraler Arbeitsinhalt von CARD. Ihre Aufgaben Sie unterstützen CARD bei der Stärkung dörflicher Resilienz durch agrarökologische Maßnahmen. Im Detail übernehmen Sie folgende Aufgaben: - Sie erarbeiten Trainings zu agrarökologischen Themen für die Mitarbeitende von CARD - Sie entwickeln zielgruppenbezogene und praxistaugliche Bildungsmaterialien - Sie erarbeiten partizipativ ein Monitoring-System für die Feldarbeit - Sie unterstützen CARD bei der Einrichtung von Demonstrationsfeldern in den Projektgebieten - Sie intensivieren die Vernetzung von CARD mit nationalen und internationalen Organisationen Sie sind der Geschäftsleitung von CARD zugeordnet. Ihr Profil - Sie sind studierte*r Agrarwissenschaftler*in mit dem Schwerpunkt Agrararökologie oder haben eine vergleichbare Qualifikation (z.B. Klima- und Umweltwissenschaften) - Sie verfügen über fundierte Berufserfahrung im Agrarbereich, vorzugsweise im entwicklungsbezogenen Kontext - Ihre Kenntnisse in Planung, Monitoring und Evaluierung haben Sie bereits erfolgreich angewendet - Ihre ausgezeichneten Englischkenntnisse und ihre hohe interkulturelle Kompetenz ermöglichen es Ihnen, die Vernetzung von CARD mit nationalen und internationalen Organisationen voranzubringen - Erste Erfahrungen in der partizipativen Workshop-Gestaltung runden Ihr fachliches Profil ab Bitte berücksichtigen Sie, dass die Staatsangehörigkeit eines Mitgliedstaates der EU-oder der Schweiz eine formelle Voraussetzung ist. Die Leistungen von Brot für die Welt und Dienste in Übersee Brot für die Welt bietet den Rahmen, in dem die von Dienste in Übersee vermittelten Fachkräfte ihr Wissen und ihre Fähigkeiten mit Menschen in einem anderen Kulturkreis teilen können. Das solidarische Miteinander, das voneinander Lernen und der interkulturelle Austausch werden ermöglicht durch: - Individuelle Vorbereitung (ca. 3 Monate in Deutschland und Europa) - Dreijahresvertrag mit Leistungen nach dem deutschen Entwicklungshelfergesetz (EhfG) - Supervision Interessiert? Dann richten Sie bitte Ihre Bewerbung ([als Europass-CV + Anschreiben](http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/de/documents/curriculum-vitae)) mit Angabe der Bearbeitungsnr. MWI1800202 an Marika Rothenberger Marika.rothenberger@due.org Tel. +49-30-65211-1341 Dienste in Übersee gGmbH Caroline-Michaelis-Str. 1 D-10115 Berlin   Wichtiger Hinweis Aufgrund der aktuellen weltweiten Einschränkungen durch die Covid-19-Pandemie lassen sich derzeit keine endgültigen Termine für Auswahl und Ausreise festlegen. Dennoch freuen wir uns über Ihre Bewerbung und suchen individuell mit Ihnen nach den aktuell besten Einsatzmöglichkeiten.   Dienste in Übersee gGmbH ist eine 100%ige Tochter des Evangelischen Werkes für Diakonie und Entwicklung e.V. mit der Marke Brot für die Welt

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