Wednesday, 29 03th 2017

Dead Line for Application: 30th April 2017
Position title: Program Manager Gender
Position Grade: P4
Duty Station: Djibouti
Organizational Unit:  Office of the Executive Secretary

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Executive Secretary; the Program Manager, Gender affairs has a responsibility to promote Gender equality, empower women and address social marginalization and discrimination.
Within delegated authority, the Program Manager Gender Affairs will be responsible for the following duties:
1.    Develop an IGAD Gender Policy Framework with the view to facilitate the main streaming of Gender perspective into IGAD strategy and implement Gender mainstreaming in all IGAD priority areas, violence against women, empowerment and elimination of all forms of discrimination;
2.    Develop harmonized policies, programs and approaches on Gender Mainstreaming and equality to ensure women empowerment, equal and effective participation and benefit from the development efforts in the region;
3.    Establish gender and development indicators for tracking progress in Member States, participate in policy development and harmonization, information gathering and sharing, capacity building and promotion of cooperation in matters of gender equality;
4.    Assist Member States develop national policies and strategies with regard to gender equality and assist them in development of a common position with respect to emerging issues on gender equality;
5.    Contribute to the development and implementation of comprehensive strategies to combat conflict-related sexual violence;
6.    Ensure that policies to combat gender-based discrimination and sexual violence are mainstreamed throughout planning and strategic developmental processes through working with Member States and support the inclusion of prevention and response activities in strategies, standard operating procedures, etc.;
7.    Establish sub-regional data base in the Secretariat and assist the Member States create/strengthen data base on gender issues;
8.    Establish close contact with all sub-regional, regional and international networks focusing on gender issues and create a data bank of potential partners and keep abreast of their relevant officers ;
9.    Carryout any other related duties as may be assigned by the Executive secretary.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1.    Master’s degree in international relations, Human Rights law, Gender, Women’s Studies, Development Studies, Social Studies or a related field.
2.    A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience related to the promotion of gender equality is required. Demonstrated expertise in successfully integrating gender perspectives into mainstream policies or programmes is required.
3.    Experience in Monitoring and Evaluating program activities

Key Skills and Competencies:

•    Expertise and knowledge of Gender issues;
•    Strong proposal writing and reporting skills
•    Highly developed advocacy and campaigning skills
•    Highly innovative, strategic and conceptual thinker and results focused;
•    Strong networking, interpersonal and communication skills
•    Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;

Language Requirements:  Fluency in one of the working languages (English/French) is required.  Proficiency in the other is desirable                    
Age Limits: 35-45

Tenure of Appointment:  The appointment is for five (5) years renewable subject to Satisfactory Performance

REMUNERATION:

US $ 33,750 per annum plus other generous benefits

Only those candidates who meet the minimum requirement for the job should apply. Applications that are not relevant will not be considered.  Women are encouraged to apply

Send your CV with a covering letter, briefly stating why you think you are the right candidate for the job to the following address:

Director, Administration & Finance, IGAD
P.O.Box 2653
Tel: 253 354050
Fax: (253) 356994,353520
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Position: Finance and Administration Assistant
Reports to: Facilitator, IGAD Cross Border Development
Category: General Service
Grade: GS2
Duty station: Moroto, Uganda
Duration of services: One-year, with a possibility of extension

IGAD would like to hire a local person to perform administrative and financial duties in its Cross Border Development Facilitation Unit (CBDFU) in Moroto, Uganda. The position is open to both male and female candidates with required qualifications and experience, from the Karamoja region of Uganda.

Job Summary:

The holder of this position will perform both financial and administrative functions in the CBDFU, acting as an accountant for the funds received by the unit-disbursing funds, recording financial transactions, reconciling entries and reporting expenditures. Administrative he or she will support the unit in matter related to human resources, logistics and general operation.

Roles and responsibilities

•    Support the office of the CBDF, in coordination with the HR Djibouti, in matters related to human resource, logistics management and financial management.
•    Assist the CBDF in the management of FU assets and execution of office operations.
•    Ensure compliance to IGAD and donor financial regulations and controls, and ensure that policies and procedures are applied in all financial transactions, management of assets and personnel.
•    Ensure that all financial transactions and payments are executed promptly and professionally, recorded with accuracy and booked in the right budget lines and codes.
•    Review expenditures relating to accounting documents for accuracy and consistency with IGAD and donor regulations.
•    Ensure proper management of bank accounts and petty cash, and guarantee that disbursement of funds are done in accordance with the IGAD established regulations and procedures; and or with the donor accounting regulations and procedures
•    Ensure that all accounting records are complete and financial reports, as per regulations and procedures established, are prepared and submitted in time.
•    Support the CBDF in budget preparation and forecasting
•    Coordinate the implementation of internal audits and facilitate the execution of any external audits.
•    Follow up on finance queries with the IGAD headquarters and ensure timely response to all financial concerns
•    Participate in setting up and overseeing the functioning and maintenance of IT and internet systems of the CBDFU.
•    Coordinate, with support from IGAD procurement unit, the procurement of goods and services of the CBDFU.
•    Assist the CBDF in ensuring proper accountability and management, and use of all physical assets of the organization; guaranteeing that the IGAD procedures and the guidelines set for their use are adequately adhered to by all those who are authorized to use them.
•    Ensure that the staff under his/her supervision is motivated to perform their tasks, and that their genuine work related concerns are adequately attended to.

Essential or Minimum requirements
Education

•    University degree from a recognized institution in Finance and accounting
•    At least three years financial and administrative experience in a busy organization.
•    Experience in the use of computer software packages for accounting.
•    Knowledge of donor rules and regulations, especially GIZ, EU, DFID and USAID.
•    Training in procurement or office management is an added advantage.

Required Skills

•    Excellent organizational and planning skills
•    Very good reporting skills
•    Computer literacy with advanced MS Excel skills and word packages.
•    Ability to work independently, under pressure and meeting strict deadlines
•    Strong interpersonal skills

Attitude:

•    Team player
•    High integrity and intuitiveness
•    Attentive to detail and result oriented
•    Display of intercultural sensitivity, and respect in dealing with others

Submission of Applications:

Only candidates who meet the profile of the minimum qualifications, experience and core competences stated above need apply. Submitted applications should be accompanied by the candidate’s detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees and give the candidate’s contact details (E-mail address and telephone numbers).

The applications should be addressed to:

The Director, Administration & Finance, IGAD, P. O. Box 2653, Djibouti, and Republic of Djibouti; and sent by E-mail to the following E-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for submission of applications
Must be received at the IGAD Secretariat by c.o.b. 5th April 2017.

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL CONSULYANT SELECTION)

Organization: IGAD Climate Predictions and Applications Center

Name of the Project: Building Resilience through Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation

Project ID: P154403

Grant No.: TF0A1090

Assignment Title: Technical Expert to Assist in Development of Disaster Risk Management policies and Strategies in IGAD/ICPAC Member States

Reference No.: ICPAC/15/ICS/02

The IGAD Climate Predictions and Application Center has received financing from the European Union through the World Bank toward the cost of the Building Resilience through Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. 

The consulting services include hiring of an individual consultant for "Technical Expert to Assist in Development of Disaster Risk Management Policy/strategy in respective IGAD/ICPAC Member States"

Objective of the Consultancy

I. General objective of the consultancy

The general of objective of the consultancy is to contribute to the overall objective of the “Building Resilience to Disasters through Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation” Project and to the Core Result area of the Project.

II. Specific Objective of the consultancy/Main Deliverable

To provide technical support to IGAD member states in reviewing/developing a comprehensive DRM Policy/strategy document that would serve the target country to integrate DRM as part of its sustainable development agenda/endeavor. 

Expected results of the Consultancy

The main deliverable of this assignment is a revised/formulated draft DRM Policy/Strategy of the country acceptable to the relevant authority.

Activities to undertake at the Country level to assist to arrive at the desirable deliverable

  • Comment on these Terms of Reference and how these terms are understood and proposed to be taken forward and propose a work plan for the finalization together with proposed methodology (inter alia, in terms of collection and analysis of data) and the dissemination of the draft work plan for discussion within the target country and the IGAD/ICPAC Secretariat.
  • Assessing and documenting the existing situation in relation to DRM activities, and various measures put in place in pursuit of the DRM process in the country, including by the national stakeholders, and produce a summary of findings of not more than 15 pages to be circulated to national stakeholders involved in the consultations for their written feedback.
  • Based on the above assessments and findings and informed by DRM Policy practices in some IGAD member states come-up with practical DRM policy/strategy document detailing on ways and means on how the draft formulated policy could be put into practice including in terms of resource mobilization for its implementation and areas of development of manuals and guidelines so that DRM becomes mainstreamed in all relevant institutions and walks of life in the target country including in the country’s long term development priorities
  • In collaboration with the national DRM institution, organize a validation and refinement workshop for national stakeholders at a technical level on the proposed new/revised draft DRM national policy document and the “way forward” leading towards national consensus on practical action points separated into short, medium, and long term actions with indication of required resources in support of operationalisation of the proposed DRM policy/strategy document.

Geographical Area of the Assignment:

The assignment is expected to be carried out in ICPAC member States (tba).

Work preparation should be made at home base and finalized from IGAD/ICPAC Secretariat in Kenya, and delivered in the beneficiary/target country.

The IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Center now invites eligible individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the Service. 

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 revised July 2014(“Consultant Guidelines”),  setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of Consultant Guidelines. 

The World Bank policy requires that consultants provide professional, objective, and impartial advice and at all times hold the client's interests paramount, without any consideration for future work, and strictly avoid conflicts with other assignments or their own corporate interests. Consultants shall not be hired for any assignment that would be in conflict with their prior or current obligations to other clients, or that may place them in a position of not being able to carry out the assignment in the best interest of the recipient.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with Section V. Selection of Individual consultants set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Required Qualifications and Experience of the consultant

(i) At least a Master’s degree in relevant fields. 

(ii) At least 10 years’ experience in a relevant field such as general development works agriculture/rural development. Extensive Knowledge of existing development policies and frameworks that guide the implementation of DRM at the national or regional level, and development planning will be a strong advantage. 

(iii) Understanding of on-going strategic policy processes, analysis and formulation that would lead to the implementation of DRM

(iv) Experience of undertaking assignments of similar nature in the country or region will be an asset

(v) Strong facilitation skills and ability to source for information from various stakeholders, particularly sector level stakeholders, in a participatory fashion and within a short time frame.

(vi) Knowledge of the IGAD/ICPAC region is an added advantage

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English.

Duration of the assignment

The assignment should be undertaken within 60 working days excluding time for travel. 

How to Apply

Interested Consultants must submit their expression of interest (updated CV and nonreturnable educational and work experience credentials with a cover letter) to the address below in person, or by mail or by email no later than 5:00 PM on 31 March 2017.

IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC)

Kenya Meteorological Department Compound

Ngong Road, Dagoretti Corner

Nairobi, Kenya

P.O. Box 10304 GPO 100, Tel (+254) 20-3514426,

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SELECTION)

Organization: IGAD Climate Predictions and Applications Center

Name of the Project: Building Resilience through Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation

Project ID: P154403

Grant No.: TF0A1090

Assignment Title: Developing Framework for Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation in Schools’ (Education) Curricula

Reference No. ICPAC/15/ICS/12

The IGAD Climate Predictions and Application Center has received financing from the European Union through the World Bank toward the cost of the Building Resilience through Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. 

The consulting services include hiring of an individual consultant for "Developing Framework for Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation in School/Education Curricula” 

Objective of the Consultancy

I. General objective of the Consultancy

The general objective of the consultancy is to contribute to the overall objective of the “Building Resilience to Disasters through Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation” Project’ and in the Core Result area of the Project

Specific Objective of the consultancy/ Main Deliverable

The Specific objective of the Consultancy is to develop a Comprehensive IGAD Regional Framework for Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation in the Education Curricula with specific reference to safe schools’ programme and involvement of the Youth in DRM/CCA.

Expected Result of the Consultancy

The main deliverable of this consultancy service is Framework for mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation in the School/Education Curricula.

The following outputs should also be realized by the consultant in order to arrive at the main deliverable:

  • An inception report
  • A Summary review report on the present status of DRM and CCA education in IGAD/ICPAC member states and countries,
  • A summary of good practices from across the world that would inform the development of a practical DRM/CCA mainstreaming framework for the IGAD/ICPAC region
  • Draft DRM and CCA Mainstreaming Framework in the education sector document to be presented to the DRM TAC meeting for deliberation validation. The Framework document should include the detailed institutional/procedural guidelines on how to include DRM/CCA in the school curriculum to be of use in the individual countries’ context
  • Stakeholders’/Validation meeting report with key issues to be included in the DRM/CCA mainstreaming framework document.
  • A final DRM and CCA framework document for mainstreaming DRR/M and CCA adaptation in the education sector for IGAD/ICPAC states/countries with special reference for ‘Safe schools’ programme and involvement of the Youth in DRM and CCA actions.
  • List of terminology used in the document as well as a bibliography of relevant literature on DRM/CCA mainstreaming in the education sector to be annexed to the Framework document
  • A compendium of strong illustrative case stories or concrete examples on current practices of DRM/CCA mainstreaming from diverse countries encountered during literature review or research visit.
  • Tasks of the consultant /specific activities
  • Conduct desk review of relevant documents on DRM and CCA mainstreaming policies and strategies in the education sector in IGAD/ICPAC member states/countries and use findings to elaborate an Inception report and proposed work plan and methodology to carry out the consultancy
  • Conduct in country consultations in all member states (MSs) in the area of DRM/ CAA integration and assess the current state of practices, in the education sector, including the hardware and the software aspects; and draw lessons learnt and Challenges from the experience and ensure that the information collected from the countries is validated at Country level in writing.
  • Make inventory of current activities/experiments of DRM/CCA mainstreaming carried out by national and international organizations and CSOs, and explore how these could be integrated into one national DRM/CCA mainstream framework in the education sector
  • Circulate findings from the above exercise and the desk reviews in a summary report for discussion, comments and input by IGAD/ICPAC professional staff and to the DRM/CCA states/countries’ DRM institutions and Departments of education responsible for schools’ curriculum and other stakeholders for feedback in writing
  • Undertake a review of best practices on the implementation of DRM/CCA in the education sector across the world with the view of informing the development of the IGAD/ICPAC mainstreaming framework in the education sector, including suggestion for levels at which the DRM/CCA education should be directed at in the education/schools’ curriculum for IGAD/ICPAC member countries.
  • Prepare and present a draft framework on DRRM/CCA mainstreaming in the education sector for DRM Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), and relevant stakeholders at regional workshop for validation
  • Develop and submit a brief execution report to IGAD/ICPAC Secretariat.
  • Compose a list of used technical terms with their definitions and
  • Prepare bibliography of the most relevant and most recent literature on the subject matter of DRM/CCA mainstreaming in the education sector
  • Prepare a compendium of strong illustrative case stories or concrete examples on current practice of DRM/CCA mainstreaming from diverse countries encountered during literature review or research visit.

Geographical Area of the Assignment:

The assignment is expected to be carried out covering all the 11(eleven) ICPAC Countries.

The IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Center now invites eligible individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the Service. 

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 revised July 2014(“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of Consultant Guidelines.  

The World Bank policy requires that consultants provide professional, objective, and impartial advice and at all times hold the client's interests paramount, without any consideration for future work, and strictly avoid conflicts with other assignments or their own corporate interests. Consultants shall not be hired for any assignment that would be in conflict with their prior or current obligations to other clients, or that may place them in a position of not being able to carry out the assignment in the best interest of the recipient.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with Section V. Selection of Individual consultants set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Qualification and Experience Requirement 

Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. 

A. Qualifications and skills

I. Masters degree or higher in Social Science fields. 

II. At least 10 years experience in education curriculum development.

B. Professional experience

  • Proven experience in developing/formulating schools’/education curricula
  • Track record of education policy review and strategy development and practice
  • Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to lead and gain support and cooperation of others by establishing effective working relationships across organizational and country boundaries including Ministry officials, bilateral and multilateral agencies and NGOs
  • Strong experience with data collection and field research, management, analysis and report production, with specific reference to policy analysis and review of implementation practices
  • Analytical with track record of writing and editing complex research reports in clear and concise English
  • Exposure to DRM and CCA practices will be an asset
  • Knowledge of the IGAD/ICPAC region

C. Language Requirements:

Fluency in English, speaking and writing and working knowledge of French is an asset.

Duration of the assignment

The assignment should be undertaken within 90 Days excluding time for travel. Work preparation should be made at home base and finalized from IGAD/ICPAC Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya, carried out in the target countries and delivered at a regional validation workshop and completed from home base.

How to Apply

Interested Consultants must submit their expression of interest (updated CV and nonreturnable educational and work experience credentials with a cover letter) to the address below in person, or by mail or by email no later than 5:00 PM on 31 March 2017

IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC)

Kenya Meteorological Department Compound

Ngong Road, Dagoretti Corner

Nairobi, Kenya

P.O. Box 10304 GPO 100, Tel (+254) 20-3514426,

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Project officer for Protocol of Movement

(Terms of Reference)

Position: Project officer for Protocol of Movement
Reports to:  Program Manager, IGAD Health and Social Development
Directly controls: Expert in free movement person’s, trans-human officer and Finance Officer
Liaises and work closely with: IGAD migration Program 
Duty station: IGAD Secretariat in Djibouti
Duration of services: One-year, with a possibility of extension

Introduction and Background

This project will facilitate the establishment of a free movement regime within the IGAD region that will regularise the high volume of informal movement that currently takes place, and increase the opportunities for legal mobility. In that way, people living in the region – especially young people – will be able to enjoy the benefits of intra-regional mobility and migration, including the facilitation of transhumance, which will benefit the large numbers of pastoralists in the region.  Increased integration will in turn contribute to the economic development of IGAD member states through the transfer of social, human and financial capital as well as the transfer of skills, knowledge and technology. 

The funds for this project have been transferred to the Trust Fund at IGAD's request from the allocation reserved for IGAD under the 11th EDF 2014-2020 Regional Indicative Programme for Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean. The allocation of €80 million in total included €10 million for regional economic integration, and specifically for reducing barriers to the free movement of persons in the IGAD region. 

It will support the process of adopting the IGAD Protocols on Free Movement of persons and on Transhumance, along with complementary measures to implement the protocols. At the same time, concrete measures will be taken in order to prepare the grounds for implementation of the protocols once finalized.  In particular, the project will enhance opportunities for labor mobility by laying the foundations for a skills accreditation and recognition framework. In addition, value chain analysis will ensure scope for business and employment creation in identified sectors, cementing the importance of free movement as a central tenet to regional economic integration. It also will strengthen governance and protection of migrant workers.

Objectives of the Project

The overall objectives of the project is to facilitate free movement of persons in the IGAD region in order to enhance regional economic integration and development while specific objectives of the project is to facilitate the establishment of a free movement of persons regime, including transhumance, in the IGAD region as well as to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility.

Roles and Responsibilities

• Supervise closely to project staff, such as   Transhumance expert and finance officer

• Develop a road map outlining phases of the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons in the IGAD region and establish core committee from member states;

• Facilitate member states meetings on a Protocol on the Free Movement of Persons agreements both human and animals; 

• Organize regional IGAD meetings with the framework of Regional IGAD migration coordination committee and regional consultative propose to evaluate progress made;

• Start awareness-raising initiatives through community media, information and education materials at border crossings;

• Work with other RECs on policy related establishment of a free movement of persons to share opportunities and challenges of implementing a free movement of persons';

• Facilitate baseline assessment on labour migration among and between IGAD member states to better document and analyze the current status of labour mobility and governance systems and structures in the region;

• Facilitate comprehensive assessment to find out job opportunities and vocational skill trainings 

• Work harmonisation of relevant legislative  and regulatory frameworks, social dialogue and related mechanisms to protect fundamental principles and rights for the migrants;

• Collaborate with National Coordination Mechanisms in IGAD member states and inter-state cooperation mechanisms to improve the efficacy and reliability of data collection, management, and exchange systems;

• Prepare and coordinate the project activities implementation and the drafting of their report.

• Prepare and organize meeting and workshop to enhance ratification and implementation of the protocol of Free Movement of Persons 

• Coordinate the activities in view of facilitating the synergy and complementarity in the implementation of activities with migration and other IGAD projects and programmes.

• Develop and engage in various efforts for resource mobilization for migration related projects

• Ensure any other duty requested by the HESAD program Manager.

Required Skills and Experience:

Education:

Possess at least a master degree in Economics, International Relations, Social science, and Development 

Experience:

1. At least 10 years of professional working experience at national or regional levels on migration and regional integration matters. 

2. Adequate knowledge and exposure to Regional Economic Communities (RECs), and regional cooperation and integration initiatives will be required.

3. Fluency in English, and knowledge of French will be an asset.

4. Strong computer skills and analytical skills with ability to write and review technical reports.

5. Proven track record to work in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment is necessary.

Submission of Applications:

Applications (cover letter, CV and credentials) should be submitted to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. HR unit, IGAD Secretariat

Deadline for submission of applications

Must be received at the IGAD Secretariat by c.o.b. 31st March 2017.