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Kenya, Nairobi Area, Lusigetti - comundo

Comundo shares a global commitment for the socially disadvantaged and for a holistic and sustainable development. The organisation sends out volunteering specialists who support projects of partner organisations in 7 countries. In their places of action they are working in partnership with the locals, sharing their lives and engaging in intercultural exchange on a daily basis  Country, Place Kenia, Lusigetti (near Nairobi) Profession Carpenter Start of commitment  by agreement Duration 3 years  Context Kenya struggles to contain its heavy youth unemployment: 4 out of 10 young Kenyans are unemployed. Kenya is lagging behind the sub-Saharan mean in several key indicators, including vocational and technical skills, retention of skilled talent and opportunities for growth and development of talent. There is a profound mismatch between, on the one hand, the educational systems that typically do a fair job of forming routine workers and professionals, and on the other hand, the requirements of emerging technology-driven society where machines are taking over routine jobs. ^Partner Organisation The organisation Karai Children's vocational centre started in 1983 through a partnership between the evangelical parish Münsingen (Germany) and the Presbyterian Church in Eldoret. In August 2008 all children from the home in Eldoret moved to Karai. Since then, the organization was further developed through schools and income generating projects. The project currently comprises a primary school, a children's home and a vocational school. The Karai Children's vocational centre gives a home and education to street children from different parts of Kenya and has currently 4 departments in their vocational centre: carpentry, dressmaking, hairdressing and beauty therapy and an electrical department. It is located in the village of Lusigetti, near the town Kikuyu - about 30 km from the Kenyan capital Nairobi.Activities As co-worker of Comundo you support primarily the staff to making the carpentry production unit profitable. The carpentry workshop is well equipped with high-end-machines. You carry out a cost analysis and market research. You support and train the team in optimizing production processes and establish guidelines on usage of machines and materials. Objectives of the post ? The existing carpentry production unit is profitable.? Increased acquisition of orders to create a sufficient sales volume.? Staff is trained to improve the manufacturing processes.? Improved quality of carpenter training.Requirements   ? Diploma as carpenter.  ? Minimum 3 year's working experience as a carpenter.? Skills in business development and project management.? Resident in Switzerland or Germany.? Very good English language skills and willingness to learn some basic Kiswahili.General Working Conditions ? Between 25 and 60 years old.? Resident in Switzerland or Germany.? Completed vocational or tertiary education.? At least 2 years of professional experience.? Good knowledge of the national language of the country of destination.? Good physical and mental health.? You display initiative and commitment and work well in a team.? You like to improvise and be creative in order to find new ways of doing things.? You are keen to interact with people of different cultural backgrounds, religions and living environments.? You are prepared to sign up for a three year assignment and motivated to live a simple lifestyle during this time.? You are prepared to contribute to public relations and fundraising.? Workload: 100%We offer ? An exciting working environment with an ample space for initiative, participation and enabling intercultural contacts? An adequate preparation? Introduction to the situation of the country of destination and local support? Travelling costs in both directions are covered.? Living and insurance costs during your assignment are covered.? After the return initial aid is provided.Application Procedure Before submitting a written application we recommend that you contact the organisation or attend an information meeting in your neighbourhood. This will provide you with more detailed information about the application procedure, the working conditions, the working culture and benefits provided by Comundo. You will find the respective dates on our website.The application form may also be found on our website or you may get it at the information meeting. The questionnaire and a short life story (as described in the guidelines) will supplement the usual application documentation (motivational letter, curriculum vitae, certificates and job references).Deutschschweiz ComundoGeschäftsstelle Luzernim RomeroHausFachpersonengewinnungKreuzbuchstrasse 446006 LuzernTel. +41 (0)58 854 11 84[ ]( romande ComundoSecrétariat FribourgRecrutementRue des Alpes 441700 FribourgTel. +41 (0)58 854 12 44[ ]( italiana ComundoSede BellinzonaSelezioni cooperantiPiazza Governo 46500 BellinzonaTel. +41 (0)58 854 12 14[ ]( 

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Senior Rural Infrastructure Engineer - PL5

South Africa, Gauteng, Pretoria - African Development Bank

THE BANK:   Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 81 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).  The Bank's development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 ? 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.   THE COMPLEX: The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development' is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank's Ten-Year Strategy High 5s priority of "Feed Africa" and "Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa". The complex objectives are; (i) to develop, policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) the Vice President will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of "Feed Africa" and "Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa".   THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department (AHHD), within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex will spearhead the achievement of the High 5s on "Improving the Quality of Life of People in Africa" and contribute to the other High 5s. The Department has two divisions (i) Education and Skills Development Division, which focuses on scaling-up of Bank's support to education and skills development, human capital and employment/livelihoods; and (ii) Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division focusing on strengthening health systems and nutrition for human wellbeing. It also hosts various pertinent initiatives and trust funds. Education and skills training for development and gender analysis are central to the Department's approach to strengthen the Bank's role in helping the RMCs build the human capital they need for economic transformation in the context of globalization and the Fourth industrial revolution.   The Education and Skills Development Division (AHHD1) focuses on human capital development, skills training, and empowerment, poverty reduction for improved and sustainable wellbeing and livelihoods. The Division:   - Leads the development and promotion of Bank's policy and strategy work so that operations which are identified, developed and executed by the regional hubs effectively implement the Bank's relevant sector policies and strategies; - Provides technical guidance/advisory services and expertise to regional hubs by generating relevant knowledge and gathering a pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide technical advice on complex transactions (Communities of Practice); - Fosters strategic partnerships with regional and global partners to leverage resources into the human and social development sectors. It also directly contributes to the work of the various initiatives and trust funds hosted under the Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department; and provides expertise to support Vice President's role as the Bank's spokesperson to external audiences, and; - Ensures coherence of the Bank's action in human and social development across regions.   THE POSITION:   The Senior Infrastructure Engineer will support the Bank's agenda on education and skills development for employability and productivity in Africa. He/she will promote activities related to improving the demand responsiveness of the education & training system to the skills needs of the labour market and for job creation on the continent. Specifically, he/she will support activities focusing on improving infrastructure development in technical and vocational training, higher education, science and technology institutions as well as gender issues in education.   KEY FUNCTIONS:   Under the supervision of the Division Manager Education and Skills Development  and working closely with internal and external stakeholders, the Senior Infrastructure Engineer will undertake the design and implementation of projects, polices and studies in the Education and Skills Development and Rural Development sectors.     Supporting Bank Operations (Lending) - Support AHHD1 in all education and skills development infrastructure engineering and architecture related activities, including project development, implementation and supervision, and co-ordination with other stakeholders within the Bank as well as other donors and development partners. - Support RDGS and AHHD in analysing requests for financing from Regional Member Countries (RMCs) in light of the priorities identified by the Bank; - Prepare education and skills development project requests to be submitted for bilateral funds, and necessary management and follow up actions for the funds; - Identify opportunities for strategic collaboration with multilateral and bilateral donors in support of the education and skills development sector, to increase the advantage effects of AfDB's loan and grant operations. - Support the development of public private partnerships in education and skills development infrastructure; - Provide expert advice and guidance to officials of executing agencies on sector issues and priorities, technical and operational aspects of projects, and Bank rules and procedures, including those for the procurement of works, goods and services, and disbursement activities. - Provide active support to Governments in facilitating loans/grants effectiveness. - Assist country officials and implementing agencies in carrying out procurement and disbursement activities in accordance with Bank Group rules and procedures. - Assist Governments and implementation agencies in the utilization of revolving funds and preparation of quarterly reports and annual audit reports. - Ascertain good performance of operations through regular supervision of portfolio operations, technical guidance and training of borrowers on compliance with the Bank's rules and procedures.   Non-lending support/Knowledge work - Collaborate with other Bank Units in reviewing the operations performance, preparing completion reports, etc, to ensure that the lessons drawn from the implementation of past social sector infrastructure operations are considered in new projects. - Undertake analytical work and provide technical guidance in the area of education and skills development and other social sector infrastructure development and advice on how to ensure sustainability of benefits of Bank-financed social development projects and programs in the Bank's Southern Africa Development Business and Delivery Unit (RDGS) and AHHD; - Support the preparation, updating and the implementation of economic and sector work in the development of projects and programs; - Review and give opinions on documents, studies and other reports by the Bank; - Represent the Bank at technical meetings on education and skills development infrastructure - Supporting the preparation of briefs, talking points and status reports for management - Contribute to the preparation of Country Strategy Papers, with reference to education and skills development infrastructure development; - Participate in the relevant sector donor-coordination meetings, sector wide approaches, and advise on sector policy issues; - Assist where required in the development of the Bank's infrastructure development policies, procedures and guidelines in the social sector, and ensure their application; - Provide inputs in the review of tender evaluation reports and undertake the evaluation of technical and financial proposals for contracts relating to project implementation; - Collaborate with other Bank Units in reviewing the operations performance, preparing completion reports, etc., to ensure that the lessons drawn from the implementation of past social sector infrastructure operations are considered; and - Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the Manager AHHD1/Director General RDGS   COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):   - Hold at least a master's degree in Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Rural Infrastructure Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, or related field; - Have a minimum of five (5) years relevant professional experience in program/project design and management, broad knowledge of all social infrastructure, with specific experience in implementation and management of donor-funded projects in the education and skills development infrastructure sub-sector; - Previous experience working in multilateral financial institutions or similar large organizations, and performing such roles as project preparing, appraising, supervising or implementing donor funded projects; - Proven planning and organizational skills, with ability to think strategically and rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendations; - In-depth knowledge of job-related social, economic and environmental development issues in the Africa region; - Proven ability to interact competently with Government and donor agencies on issues relating to aid coordination; - Proven experience in project management; - Having private sector experience will be an added advantage; - Ability to work in a team and work in a multicultural environment; - Ability to work effectively in partnership with clients and seek feedback to improve work processes; - Communicate verbally and write effectively in English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language; and - Competences in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.         ___________________________________________________________________________ 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](  - 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 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]( This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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10/09/2021 - 05/10/2021

Communications Intern

Switzerland, Vaud, Ecublens - Medair International

Role & Responsibilities The Comms intern will support our Branding and Communications manager to deliver on a key project. It will be the update and remodelling of a content library, and improving sections of the website (Press Centre materials and media kits and our technical resource section). The person should have a grasp of visual communication and database management (key words, caption, type of usage, search engine…). The person will be fully involved in the engagement team and will actively contribute to achieve overall Engagement Team objectives. This position is also the key contact for affiliates and other Medair staff needing resources. The team will provide full support and training. Project Overview Medair's Global Support Office (GSO) provides operational guidance for country programmes, along with both technical and compassionate support for our relief workers. Within our headquarters and affiliate offices, we are also responsible for promoting the work of Medair to the world, to raise and manage the funds needed to run our life-saving and sustaining programmes, and to recruit international and GSO staff*.* The Engagement Department is responsible for connecting Medair with people who can support our work as an international humanitarian aid organisation. The Branding and Communications team works works closely with the Channels team to provide content and resources to colleagues responsible for fundraising. Workplace & Working Conditions - Medair Global Support Office (GSO), Lausanne, Switzerland. Some travel may be required. - Swiss or eligible EU citizens, or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland, can apply. Starting Date / Initial Contract Details As soon as possible. Full time, 6 months. Key Activity Areas Content Library - Create / review/update concept of content library (classification, naming etc…). - Identify needs of different users. - Drive development project with IT. - Sort out all available material. - Identify material that needs to be revamped. - Define and implement a naming / classification procedure. - Train users. Website - Coordination population of material for the website, working with colleagues in the field programmes as well as the communications support team. Team life - Respect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts. - Accept and be at ease to work in an environment where staff pray and have devotion times together. This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary. Qualifications - Bachelor undergraduate in communication. - Strong working knowledge of English and French (spoken and written). Experience / Competencies - Database management. - Website management. - Able to identify target audiences and administrate content that engages, informs and motivates. - Self-starter. - Team player. - Able to think critically and analytically while working in a fast-paced environment. - Ability to work under tight deadlines. - Multitasking, interpersonal and communication skills. - Excellent listening skills to fully understand requirements and opportunity areas. - Project management skills. - Attention to detail, quick learner. Benefits Package provided to International Headquarters Internship Staff - Salary of 1670 CHF/month at 100%. - Holiday allocation. - Accident, death and disability insurance coverage; health insurance for loss of earnings (> 6 months internship). - Great working environment. - The opportunity to work in an organisation where your contributions make a difference for the world's most vulnerable. How to apply Application Process To apply, go to this vacancy on our [Medair page]([.]( Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

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Architektinnen und Architekten Bauingenieurinnen und Bauingenieure

Switzerland, Bern, Bern - FDFA / SDC / Humanitarian Aid and SHA

Die Humanitäre Hilfe des Bundes gehört zur Direktion für Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit (DEZA). Das Schweizerische Korps für humanitäre Hilfe (SKH) ist ein Milizkorps, dessen Expertinnen und Experten auf der ganzen Welt eingesetzt werden. Das SKH besteht zurzeit aus einem Pool von rund 650 Personen, die Menschen in Not helfen und inüber dreissig Ländern, die von Konflikten oder Katastrophen betroffen sind, Projekte durchführen.   Zur Aufstockung des SKH sind wir zurzeit auf neue Fachkräfte angewie- sen, die uns für Direkteinsätze oder für die Unterstützung internationaler Partner zur Verfügung stehen.Es handelt sich um zeitlich befristete Ein- sätze von grundsätzlich mindestens sechs Monaten, momentan vor allem in Afrika, Amerika, Asien, Europa und im Nahen Osten.  (Aufgrund der Teamkonstellation freuen wir uns besonders über die Bewerbung von Frauen)     Anforderungen:    Sie zeichnen sich durch Zuverlässigkeit, Initiative, Flexibilität sowie eine selbständige, effiziente Arbeitsweise aus und sind bereit, Projektverantwortung zuübernehmen. Sehr gute Kenntnisse von zwei Amtssprachen und des Englischen; weitere Sprachkenntnisse von Vorteil. Als Schweizer Bürger/in oder Ausländer/in mit Wohnsitz in der Schweiz oder im Fürstentum Liechtenstein (Niederlassung C) haben Sie eine Hochschule oder eine gleichwertige Fachausbildung abgeschlossen und verfügen über mindestens fünf Jahre Berufserfahrung (davon mindestens zwei Jahre in der internationalen Zusammenarbeit). Sie sind bei guter Gesundheit, psychisch belastbar undzeichnen sind durch überdurchschnittliche Sozialkompetenz aus. Sie sind bereit, sich mit un- terschiedlichen kulturellen Kontexten auseinanderzusetzen und ihre Arbeitsweiseden Bedürfnissen und kontextspezifischen Anforderungen anzupassen. Sie sind idealerweise zwischen 30 und 55 Jahre alt und für Auslandeinsätze von mindestens sechsMonaten verfügbar.   Aufgaben:   Sie arbeiten in den Bereichen Neu- und Wiederaufbau von öffentlichen Gebäuden, Privathäusern und Infrastrukturbauten. Auch können Sie im Migrationskontextoder in humanitären Notsituationen im Ausland eingesetzt werden. In diesen Projekten betreuen Sie in enger Zusammenarbeit mit lokalen Partnern sämtliche Aufgaben in allen Projektphasen von Architektur- und Ingenieurprojekten (Strategische Planung, Vorstudie, Projektierung, Ausschreibung, Realisierung).   Ihre Tätigkeit im humanitären Kontext kann zudem die Abklärung der Bedürfnisse der von Konflikten oder Naturkatastrophen betroffenen Bevölkerung und Gemeinschaften beinhalten. Ihre Arbeit bedingt eine umfassende Kooperation mit den SKH-Partnern, nationalen und interna- tionalen Akteuren der Branche (Nicht-Regierungs- und UN-Organisatio- nen, Behörden) sowie den Schweizer Vertretungen vor Ort (Koopera- tionsbüro, Botschaft).   Wir bieten die Möglichkeit, Ihre beruflichen Kenntnisse in den Dienst der humanitären Werte der Schweiz zu stellen, Ihre Fachkenntnisse zuguns- ten bedürftiger Menschen anzuwenden und weiterzuvermitteln sowie in einem interkulturellen Umfeld zu leben. Zudem bieten wir die Betreuung durch erfahrene Schweizer Fachleute, spezifische Weiterbildungen zu berufsverwandten Themen und die Integration in das fachgruppenspezi- fische Netzwerk.   Wenn Sie für das SKH Auslandeinsätze leisten möchten und Ihr Profil den Anforderungen entspricht, laden wir Sie gerne zu einem Erstgespräch ein. Senden Sie bitte einen höchstens zweiseitigen Lebenslauf und ein Motivationsschreiben an:   DEZA, Humanitäre Hilfe und SKH Sektion Ressourcen Feld, Herrn Dieter Loosli, Effingerstrasse 27, 3003 Bern   Telefon +41 58 463 21 03; E-Mail: [r](   Weitere Informationen über das SKH finden Sie im Internet unter: [](

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13/08/2021 - 13/10/2021

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