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SCC MEL Lead/ Developmental Evaluator-Niger/Burkina Faso

Mercy Corps

5 days ago
5 days ago

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, with partners to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary 

USAID’s Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) II, the Sahel Development Partnership (SDP) and Bridge offer a pathway to maximize development outcomes in areas affected by recurrent, protracted and chronic shocks and stresses. As mutually reinforcing, multi-sector strategies, they underscore the imperative for diverse development and humanitarian stakeholders to work more closely together towards collective impact.  A sharp focus is needed on aligning these investments under a shared vision and coordinated approach. Strengthened collaboration through joint analysis, planning, and implementation—underpinned by iterative learning and frequent course correction through adaptive management—provide a compass for working together in a complexity-aware manner and bringing to life a portfolio of mutually reinforcing impact.

Mercy Corps, together with our partners Equal Access International and Tulane University, and with support from regional firm Niyel and Burkina Faso-based Centre pour la Gouvernance Démocratique, form the Sahel Collaboration and Communication Activity (SCC). SCC will operationalize a collaborative, complexity-aware way of working to harness RISE II, SDP and Bridge investments and complementary donor, community, government, and private sector efforts into a cohesive and impactful portfolio. 

General Position Summary 

Developmental evaluation (DE) is an evaluation approach that promotes strategic learning and innovation by “collecting and analyzing real-time data in ways that lead to informed and ongoing decision making as part of the design, development, and implementation process”. SCC will promote Developmental Evaluation by embedding an evaluator, who is also lead of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team, which will be titled, the MEL Lead/Developmental Evaluator, in the SCC program team. The MEL Lead/DE will embody the principles and practices common to Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) and adaptive management to implement SCC’s MEL system. The MEL Lead/DE will provide continuous real-time feedback using multiple evaluation approaches and ensures that learning processes are embedded across the program cycle. In addition to the core CLA functions, the Specialist is responsible for the SCC’s M&E functions, contributing to a Shared Measurement System, data collection, protection and storage, data presentation and reporting, partner coordination, and capacity building. The MEL Lead/DE will be embedded in the SCC program team to guide the work of the MEL team, coordinate with implementing partner MEL units and research partners and work with technical and program teams to drive the use of CLA internally and across implementing partners. The MEL Lead/DE will be responsible for helping stakeholders evaluate and learn in real-time, cultivating stakeholder support and engagement in learning and adapting lessons learned, as well as communicating and rigorously documenting progress around collective impact and collaboration for sharing and replication. 

The MEL Lead/DE will have additional technical support from Mercy Corps HQ MEL team throughout the implementation of the program and will ultimately report to the Deputy Chief of Party and Chief of Party and is also expected to interact closely with the CLA and Resilience Technical Leads, and to coordinate with Tulane University in addressing the Shared Learning Agenda and communication partners to share relevant lessons, tools, insights.

Essential Job Responsibilities

The MEL Lead/Developmental Evaluator will be responsible for using a developmental evaluation approach to design and implement the MEL System, which will include the following key tasks:

Strategy & Vision
  • Refine and operationalize the monitoring and evaluation strategy (AMELP) that is used to guide SCC’s MEL and DE work, focused on learning and collaboration to support SCC to adapt, as needed, while meeting USAID requirements.
  • Coordinate with and/or orient other teams as necessary
  • Participate in program management meetings and strategy sessions and lead MEL team to operationalize and effectively report on SCC progress.
Evaluation Management
  • Develop a living evaluation workplan for the life of the program, including agreed upon deliverables as well as key learning and dissemination events
  • Develop a living evaluation work plan for the life of the program, including agreed upon deliverables as well as key learning and dissemination events
  • Lead and develop data collection systems to measure SCC performance indicators and to implement the evaluation strategy 
  • Conduct data analysis and present preliminary and final findings to all relevant stakeholders
  • Manage teams to conduct evaluation activities
  • Present evaluation findings that include recommendations on how to adapt SCC programming as a result of evaluation findings and develop metrics to track these adaptations
  • Provide quality assurance of all evaluation deliverables 
  • Lead or help support MEL team members to lead M&E working groups
Relationship Management/Engagement
  • Engage all relevant stakeholders (leadership, implementer points of contact, researchers, government stakeholders, donors/USAID etc.) 
  • Maintain working relationships with relevant stakeholders, including USAID and other USAID partners, providing regular work plan progress and strategic updates.
Collaboration Cohort Management
  • Facilitate conversations and strategic learning events with the Learning and Collaboration working groups and teams;
  • Engage member buy-in by presenting the business case for participation and adoption of recommendations; promoting a culture of CLA and “DE”
Reporting and Documentation 
  • Ensure quality and support the MEL team to produce quarterly and annual PITT (Performance Indicator Tracking Table) based on data coming from the activity tracker or any other tracking system he/she may put in place; 
  • Engage with members of the SCC consortium to collect their quarterly and annual narrative reports based on the approved SCC’s template and guidance 
  • Ensure quality, work with Grants/Programs Manager and consortium members to draft SCC’s narrative reporting, making sure there is correlation between the narration and the numbers compiled in the PITT
  • Present quarterly and annual performance data to the SCC program staff during the internal learning sessions, indicating the strengths and weaknesses of program activities during the reporting period and propose adaptation measures for improvement.  Set up quarterly meetings with USAID and Mercy Corps HQ for these audiences.
  • Ensure there is a system in place to document all events that occur (i.e. planned, unplanned), including the associated outcomes of these events
Team Capacity and Support
  • Assist team members with information, tools and resources to improve performance & reach objectives; responsible for overall data quality and culture of CLA and “DE”.
  • Develop plans to mentor and coach relevant staff to build their capacity to enable them to adopt recommendations and practices from lessons learned.
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback informally and formally via regular one on ones and performance reviews.
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Play an active role in hiring, orienting and leading team members as necessary.
  • Collaborate closely and in partnership with HQ and regional MEL and Resilience advisors.
Security
  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

Organizational Learning 

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Participants

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our participants and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring, and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility

MEL Coordinator, CLA Coordinator and overall MEL team supervision (GIS Specialist, MEL Officers)

Accountability

Reports Directly To: Deputy Chief of Party

Works Directly With: Research and Learning Manager (Tulane University), Technical Leads, Implementing Partner M&E and CLA staff and the Global Resilience Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Advisor, Knowledge Management Team, Communications Manager (EAI) and team; Mercy Corps Niger and Burkina Faso support staff.

Knowledge and Experience

  • BA/S or equivalent, preferably in business administration, public administration or international development. MA/S in Social Science, Organizational Theory/Behavior/Communications, International Development, or relevant field strongly preferred.
  • 8-10 years of experience in the areas of program development and monitoring and evaluation, including relevant experience as an external evaluator
  • Extensive technical knowledge, skills, and expertise in evaluation design, CLA, concepts, and approaches, and evaluating complexity, in particular;
  • Facilitation skills, particularly related to programmatic and organizational learning;
  • Demonstrated Developmental Evaluation skills and attributes, such as;
  • Respect for local stakeholders and partners, ethical research (maintains confidentiality and anonymity when required), flexibility, energy, humility, willingness to learn on the go, and ability to resolve conflicts.
  • Strong analytical skills to support both qualitative and quantitative research
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and French
  • Must have extensive training skills and experience working with a variety of donors, including USAID.
  • High degree of computer literacy; Excel and Word skills are essential; statistical packages such as SPSS, SAS, R, etc. helpful.
  • Ability to manage and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently on multi-task load.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Internationally recognized qualification in project or program management or a commitment to obtain the qualification in the early months of work.
  • Fluency in French and English

Success Factors

The ideal candidate will have a strong curiosity for understanding and working effectively within the complex cultural, political, security and social environment of Niger and Burkina Faso.  This person will be an excellent communicator, multi-tasker, and have analytical skills, plus the ability to work in ambiguous situations and lead. This person will be a tolerant and flexible individual able to work in difficult and stressful environments and follow procedures.  The successful candidate will be focused on team-building and capacity-building of national staff; be a strategic thinker, have strong skills in design monitoring and evaluation and CLA of development programs and maintain a sense of humor

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions

The position is based in Niamey, Niger OR Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and it requires up to 30% travel between Burkina Faso and Niger, as well as to Senegal. The location is accompanied. Housing is individual accommodation with unlimited freedom of movement beyond the house/office. There are International schools in both Niger and Burkina Faso. Staff have fair access to (services – medical, electricity, water, etc.). This position may require travel by air to field locations in relatively insecure environments and climatically harsh conditions.

Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision. Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment.

Ongoing Learning

In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world's most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

 

 

 

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Front-end Developer - International Organizations Sector

EVERIS ITALIA SPA

5 days ago
5 days ago

Are you looking for the next step in your career? Would you like to be one of our first employees delivering complex integration projects for our International Clients? Join everis!

everis (www.everis.com) is a dynamic, growing, and ambitious consulting, IT, and professional services firm with more than 27.000 employees worldwide. everis is part of NTT Data, a top 10 global IT services provider with 120,000+ employees in more than 50 countries and a turnover of more than 17,4 billion euros.

everis’ International Organisations (IO) area, within Public Sector & Health, kicked off in 2010 with the aim of leading and leverage the best of breed resources from everis for international institutions. We are currently working with 35+ different clients including European institutions, several UN agencies, and other international institutions such as NATO, in 20+ European countries.

We have a growing team and are continuously looking for new talents. We offer the unique combination of a start-up atmosphere, backed by a corporate with a strong and global footprint in these sectors. Our dream is to become the premium company working for the International Organisations Accounts being strategic partner for our clients and helping them to evolve.

We are currently looking for a Front-End Developer to join our fast-growing team in the International Organisations sector, with the following characteristics:

Main Responsibilities:

The tasks as Front-End Developer are:

  • Work on new and exciting products.
  • Be part of a team, made up of different development profiles, of different nationalities.
  • Transform requirements into functionalities
  • Design, develop, and implement code and software following the BDD (Behaviour-Driven Development) methodology.

Requirements:

Must have:

  • Strong React programming skills
  • More than 5 years of development work in Front-end
  • Experience with a modern MVC style JS Framework
  • Experience with JavaScript and Typescript
  • Experience with automated tests
  • Ability to work in a quick-start environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, a great teammate with strong analytical, problem solving, debugging and problem solving skills.
  • Experience with Open Source code
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience working under the agile mindset

Our offer:

We at everis make the difference by being close to our clients, exceeding expectations, managing proactively our projects and customers, and focusing on quality and selecting employees with the right mindset to make our company grow. The Group has the ambitious goal to position within the TOP 3 worldwide.

We offer a career in a fast-growing company with lots of professional development opportunities and an attractive salary package.

Location: Smart - working, Italy or Maiorca

Pursuant to current legislation, the job offer is intended for all sexes (L 903/77). We honor our commitments, paying attention to people belonging to protected categories, pursuant to articles 1 and 18 of the law 68 of '99.

Please, remember to give us your authorization to use and process your personal details in compliance with the Italian Legislative Decree no. 196 dated 30/06/2003 and EU Regulation art.13 L.679/2016, declaring it on your resume.

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Software Architect - International Organizations Sector

EVERIS ITALIA SPA

5 days ago
5 days ago

Are you looking for the next step in your career? Would you like to be one of our first employees delivering complex integration projects for our International Clients? Join everis!

everis (www.everis.com) is a dynamic, growing, and ambitious consulting, IT, and professional services firm with more than 27.000 employees worldwide. everis is part of NTT Data, a top 10 global IT services provider with 120,000+ employees in more than 50 countries and a turnover of more than 17,4 billion euros.

everis’ International Organisations (IO) area, within Public Sector & Health, kicked off in 2010 with the aim of leading and leverage the best of breed resources from everis for international institutions. We are currently working with 35+ different clients including European institutions, several UN agencies, and other international institutions such as NATO, in 20+ European countries.

We have a growing team and are continuously looking for new talents. We offer the unique combination of a start-up atmosphere, backed by a corporate with a strong and global footprint in these sectors. Our dream is to become the premium company working for the International Organisations Accounts being strategic partner for our clients and helping them to evolve.

We are currently looking for a Software Architect to join our fast-growing team in the International Organisations sector, with the following characteristics:

Main Responsibilities:

The tasks as Software Architect are:

  • Ensure the alignment of the global / multi-area solution with market trends, incorporating best practices comprehensively in the solution
  • Ensure the alignment of the solution with the client's needs and especially with its architecture team.
  • Lead and supervise global solutions / products / models and introduce changes and corrections based on project and client needs.
  • Convey the objectives, scope, roles, functions of the project and the expected solutions.
  • Properly balance the team based on the different specializations of its members to reach the best solution, managing the productivity and efficiency of the team.
  • Identify customer needs, which are not usually implicit, shaping and providing a solution approach.
  • Lead technical work and follow-up meetings with clients in the project area, establishing objectives, organizing information and presenting it to the client's technical managers.
  • Support the team in planning and carry out exhaustive supervision of the project / service, proposing corrective measures to the client to redirect deviations.
  • Participate in meetings, forums and discovery sessions.

Requirements:

Must have:

  • Demonstrable experience in the following technologies: Microservices, CI / CD platform integrations (Jenkins, Sonar), Containers, Kafka, Mongo db, Java Springboot, MS-SQL, Flyway, x-Tend, x-Text, XML, XSLT, Apache fop, AMF, LDAP, EBL, HTML, Javascript, Angular, Typescript
  • Focused on results, customer orientation, assertive communication, curiosity / innovation
  • Have a global vision and deep knowledge of different layers of architecture and a solid base of Cloud Technologies
  • Ability to understand and develop conceptual and logical cloud architectures, as well as integration architectures for an environment with complex data
  • Ability to transfer architectural concepts to a gap analysis on an existing environment.
  • Provide solutions with high added value in a technological field based on differential knowledge
  • Availability to travel (once the health situation improves)

Our offer:

We at everis make the difference by being close to our clients, exceeding expectations, managing proactively our projects and customers, and focusing on quality and selecting employees with the right mindset to make our company grow. The Group has the ambitious goal to position within the TOP 3 worldwide.

We offer a career in a fast-growing company with lots of professional development opportunities and an attractive salary package.

Location: Smart - working, Italy or Maiorca

Pursuant to current legislation, the job offer is intended for all sexes (L 903/77). We honor our commitments, paying attention to people belonging to protected categories, pursuant to articles 1 and 18 of the law 68 of '99.

Please, remember to give us your authorization to use and process your personal details in compliance with the Italian Legislative Decree no. 196 dated 30/06/2003 and EU Regulation art.13 L.679/2016, declaring it on your resume.

 

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Back-End Developer - International Organization Sector

EVERIS ITALIA SPA

5 days ago
5 days ago

Are you looking for the next step in your career? Would you like to be one of our first employees delivering complex integration projects for our International Clients? Join everis!

everis (www.everis.com) is a dynamic, growing, and ambitious consulting, IT, and professional services firm with more than 27.000 employees worldwide. everis is part of NTT Data, a top 10 global IT services provider with 120,000+ employees in more than 50 countries and a turnover of more than 17,4 billion euros.

everis’ International Organisations (IO) area, within Public Sector & Health, kicked off in 2010 with the aim of leading and leverage the best of breed resources from everis for international institutions. We are currently working with 35+ different clients including European institutions, several UN agencies, and other international institutions such as NATO, in 20+ European countries.

We have a growing team and are continuously looking for new talents. We offer the unique combination of a start-up atmosphere, backed by a corporate with a strong and global footprint in these sectors. Our dream is to become the premium company working for the International Organisations Accounts being strategic partner for our clients and helping them to evolve.

We are currently looking for a Back-End Developer to join our fast-growing team in the International Organisations sector, with the following characteristics:

Main Responsibilities:

The tasks as Back-End Developer are:

  • Work on new and exciting products.
  • Be part of a team, made up of different development profiles, of different nationalities.
  • Transform requirements into functionalities
  • Design, develop, and implement code and software following the BDD (Behaviour-Driven Development) methodology.

Requirements:

Must have:

  • Around 5 years of experience in Java SE or Java EE development in (micro) service architectures, including Webservice frameworks such as Java Spring Boot
  • Virtualization like Docker and / or Kubernetes
  • Design and development using the object-oriented paradigm
  • Experience with Apache deployments, Java security and code encryption while also understanding user administration and related data rights orchestration
  • Database connectivity (QueryDSL, ORM, Hibernate or similar frameworks)
  • Creation of automated tests, that is, familiar with the Selenium, Cucumber, SonarQube test frameworks
  • Work with Continuous Integration
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience working under the agile mindset

Our offer:

We at everis make the difference by being close to our clients, exceeding expectations, managing proactively our projects and customers, and focusing on quality and selecting employees with the right mindset to make our company grow. The Group has the ambitious goal to position within the TOP 3 worldwide.

We offer a career in a fast-growing company with lots of professional development opportunities and an attractive salary package.

Location: Smart-working, from Italy or Maiorca

Pursuant to current legislation, the job offer is intended for all sexes (L 903/77). We honor our commitments, paying attention to people belonging to protected categories, pursuant to articles 1 and 18 of the law 68 of '99.
Please, remember to give us your authorization to use and process your personal details in compliance with the Italian Legislative Decree no. 196 dated 30/06/2003 and EU Regulation art.13 L.679/2016, declaring it on your resume.

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Senior Subcontract Administrator

Cognosante

4 days ago
4 days ago

Cognosante is on a mission to transform our country’s healthcare system. We are a health IT Company who helps public sector organizations do everything from strategic consulting and acquisition support to application development, data integration, data standards, and business process operations. Learn how we are making a difference in people’s lives today!
Job Description
This position is to directly administer, monitor, audit and evaluate procurement practices and artifacts across the company to ensure compliance with respective policies, practices and standards. In concert with senior management, the Senor Subcontract Administrator (SCA) is responsible for cradle to grave contract/subcontract administration  for both commercial and federal markets.
Key Responsibilities

  • The SCA will analyze and negotiate specifications /statement of work, estimated price, date of delivery and other contractual provisions with suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Establish relationships with the Program Directors and Project Leaders for the Business Areas supported
  • Use past experience and working understanding of Prime/Subcontractor/Consultant relationships to support various types of contracts
  • Evaluate requests-for-proposal (RFPs) while participating in the acquisition process of subcontracts and consultants that may include: acquisition planning, request for proposal generation, source selection, contract negotiation, and award and administration of agreements.
  • Negotiates or assists in the negotiation of all facets of  subcontracts/procurement order to further develop or modify agreements for services, material or other considerations
  • Understand the requirements to develop compliant Subcontract files and be able to review staff files for compliance with CPSR and other government requirements.
  • The SCA will ensure compliance on performance and act as staff expert for company practices /policies /procedures as it relates to all procurement acquisition contract activities.
  • Support government (e.g., DCMA, DCAA, etc.) inquiries related to Procurement documentation and/or processes including assist in the preparation for a Government-conducted Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSRs)
  • Help ensure that Procurement operates ethically and in strict compliance with government procurement regulations and law.

 


Required Qualifications

  • BA degree and 6+ years prior relevant experience. Additional experience can be considered in lieu of degree. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, electronic spreadsheet, data systems, analysis techniques and workstation tools.
  • Subcontract Administration experience in the Government Contracting environment
  • Working knowledge of the FAR, DFARs, and other agency specific supplement terms
  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint, a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems
  • Practical approach to solving problems

                                                                       

Candidates that do not meet the required qualifications will not be considered.

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Program Coordinator for Colorado

American Coatings Association

16 days ago
16 days ago

Summary

PaintCare seeks a qualified candidate to assist with growing and maintaining the paint stewardship program in Colorado. This position will be located in Colorado and will assist with program implementation in Colorado.

 

About PaintCare

PaintCare, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was established by the American Coatings Association (ACA) to implement state-mandated paint stewardship programs on behalf of paint manufacturers in each state that adopts a paint stewardship law. Funding for PaintCare is provided through a fee on new paint sales. Funding is used to support drop-off sites where the public can take leftover paint for recycling, pay for the recycling of this paint, and provide public education and program administration. Oregon passed the first industry-supported paint stewardship law in 2009. Colorado’s program has been operating since 2015. Similar programs operate in California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maine, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont, and are under development for Washington and New York. Please visit www.paintcare.org for more information.

 

Responsibilities

  • Partnerships: Maintain successful relationships with program partners including paint retail stores, municipal household hazardous waste (HHW) programs, paint haulers and recyclers, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and other program stakeholders.
  • Paint drop-off sites:
  • Identify and recruit paint drop-off sites which will include paint retailers, HHW facilities, solid waste transfer stations, and landfills. Explain how to become a PaintCare drop-off site, evaluate their suitability for partnering with PaintCare.
  • Set up and maintain paint drop-off sites: establish contracts, provide training, coordinate with haulers to arrange transportation of paint from site, conduct site visits on a regular schedule and as needed, identify problems and implement corrections, etc.

 

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience with and knowledge of hazardous materials or hazardous waste management, public sector waste and recycling initiatives and/or retail operations in the home improvement sector.
  • Some familiarity with paint products and users of paint, particularly trade painters, paint retailers and property managers.
  • Experience with public speaking, training and/or making presentations.
  • Knowledge of product stewardship programs, laws, and organizations.
  • Proficiency in full Microsoft Office suite and FileMaker or similar database applications.
  • Ability to work independently from home.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Willingness to travel extensively within the state to recruit sites, train site staff, and distribute outreach materials. Occasional travel to Washington D.C. and other locations in the US for trainings, conferences, or meetings (out of state travel is currently paused due to COVID-19).
  • Valid state driver’s license required.

 

Location and Travel

This position is located in Colorado. The employee will work from home. The candidate must be located in the Western Slope. Extensive travel throughout the state, up to 50% of time, will be required to visit drop-off sites, attend conferences, and meet with local stakeholders. This position will require overnight stays (2-3 nights) up to 1-2 times per month and management of Saturday collection events about 3-5 times a year. Out of state travel for staff meetings and trainings will also take place, 2-3 times per year for 3-4 days. PaintCare has an employee-focused travel policy to allow for flexibility on timing, location, and duration of travel due to COVID-19.

 

Employment, Salary and Benefits

This is a full time, regular, exempt position. Salary depends on experience; PaintCare, through the ACA, provides generous benefits [401(k), vacation days, medical, dental, and life insurance] and reimbursement for travel expenses.

 

Diversity & Inclusion

PaintCare is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

 

Contact Information
To apply for this position please visit https://american-coatings-association.breezy.hr/. Please submit a resume, cover letter stating your motivations for applying, and your salary requirements. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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Client Relations Director, Coaching and Lateral Integration

Baker Botts L.L.P.

22 days ago
22 days ago

We are looking for an experienced, engaged business development professional who thrives in a team environment, has an established record of building trusted relationships and a deep appreciation for what clients care about and the sectors they occupy. As part of the firm’s Client Relations team, this position will play overall evolution and refinement of the firm’s business development training and lateral integration programs. In coordination with the firm’s strategic business development objectives and priorities, this position will work closely with Partners-in-Charge of Recruiting and Growth, Director of Recruiting, Director of Professional Development, Director of Diversity & Inclusion and the entire Client Relations team to build and execute the necessary curriculums. The primary focus of this role will be to drive revenue growth through working with individual lawyers to increase performance, retain and develop firm talent and coach Client Relations teammates on best practices in these areas. This is a firmwide, full-time, exempt position, which can reside in any of the firm’s domestic offices.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Contribute to firmwide business development coaching and training for partners and associates, in close collaboration with Professional Development
  • Develop and deliver customized programs and curriculum with a focus on top performing/highest potential partners, diverse partners (in close collaboration with Professional Development and Diversity & Inclusion), new and senior associates, new partners, and bottom 25% methodology to improve performance or transition
  • Participate as a presenter and contribute to firmwide training that has a Client Relations/BD component (at all levels)
  • Serve as a dedicated one-on-one coach to a selected number of partners
  • Train other professional staff to be great coaches (in Client Relations and in partner leadership)
  • Ensure all business development plans tie to Accelerate and to overall annual partner plans
  • Coach relationship partners, client teams and client team leads where appropriate
  • Assist with mock in-person pitch prep
  • In collaboration with CR professionals, contribute to the development and maintenance of a dynamic toolkit of leading firm practices, expertise, and added value options that relationship/lead lawyers can introduce to clients.
  • Communicate the programs internally, including expectations for support, coordination and collaboration
  • Liaise with any third-party service providers (e.g., any remaining external coaches, practice pipeline or other relevant tools/professional services)
  • Create and oversee process for Lateral Partner Integration which includes working closely with Department Chairs, Partners-in-Charge, Recruiting and Client Relations
  • Create and oversee Lateral Partner Integration plans that include bringing clients to the firm (Lateral Partner Questionnaire) and connecting laterals internally and externally to create new opportunities, including into key practice areas and client teams
  • Liaise with leaders and Integration Partners to perform to plan
  • Report to leadership on what is working and where course correction may be needed, in close collaboration with Recruiting and other key members of firm leadership
  • Other special projects, as needed, including special projects within Client Relations, specific departments or practice areas or in coordination with senior management. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree a plus.
  • Ten or more years of marketing and/or business development experience, preferably with another law firm or professional services firm.
  • Five years in a Coaching and Lateral Partner Integration role or a similar position.
  • Candidate must have a solid understanding of marketing and business development concepts and should be able to demonstrate results.
  • Candidate must have strong written/verbal communication skills.
  • Candidate must be financially literate and comfortable with data analysis and synthetization.
  • Candidate should possess a strong aptitude for technology and adaptability to new systems and platforms.
  • Candidate should have experience with legal processes/concepts and a knack for innovative and solution-oriented problem-solving.
  • Candidate should have strong skills in MS Office software, including PowerPoint, InterAction, Foundation or similar experience database platform, Sharepoint, web-based legal and business intelligence resources; experience with Elite, Redwood, Intapp and Aderant is a plus.
  • Candidate must be able to work well with lawyers, other professionals and staff within the firm; be comfortable interacting with firm leadership and key department personnel, and possess diplomacy, enthusiasm, perseverance and a sense of humor.
  • Candidate must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and have strong skills in organizational ability, prioritization, and dealing with ambiguity.
  • Candidate must have flexibility to work additional hours as required.
  • Some travel is required.

Extent of Public Contact (Within and outside the Firm)
This position requires contact with individuals within the firm as follows:

  • a high degree of contact within the Client Relations department
  • a high degree of interaction with firm lawyers
  • a high degree of collaboration with Pricing, Knowledge Services and Financial Services
  • a high degree with Diversity & Inclusion, Recruiting, and Professional Development
  • a high degree with senior firm management

This position requires contact with individuals outside the firm as follows:

  • a moderate degree of contact with vendors/suppliers

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to work at a computer and telephone for extensive periods of time.
  • Must be able to routinely lift and carry files and other items up to 10 pounds; and
  • Must be able to function in a standard office environment, as well as remotely, when necessary.

Baker Botts L.L.P. is a Federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Baker Botts is subject to Executive Order 11246 and is required to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Baker Botts considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.
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Global Carbon Markets Director - Location Flexible

The Nature Conservancy

26 days ago
26 days ago

About Us

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 79 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Location

US and non-US  locations will be considered where TNC has an already established office.

Position Summary

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has shown that natural climate solutions (NCS)—sustainably managing, restoring and protecting forests and other lands—can provide up to a third of the solution to climate change by 2030. We have raised awareness of these solutions and identified the countries and types of actions that have the greatest carbon-abatement potential.

As public concern about climate change drives corporate and other net-zero commitments, interest in carbon markets is growing exponentially, and in particular how such markets can support the scaling of NCS. Around the world, we are responding directly to dozens of leading companies, all of whom are committed to reaching their net-zero commitments and require voluntary and compliance carbon market participation to achieve their commitments.

The Global Carbon Markets Director provides strategic leadership to deliver a well-coordinated and impactful approach across TNC to the carbon marketplace. The Director serves as a Conservancy lead for establishing a “Center for Carbon Excellence”, coordinating and leveraging internal expertise in science, corporate engagement, finance, public policy, and on-the ground conservation to direct private capital towards NCS projects that deliver high-quality, credible offsets around the world. The Director is responsible for coordinating a One Conservancy approach to facilitating new carbon market opportunities to drive investments in climate action. The Director reports to the Director, Natural Climate Solutions and is a direct line report to the global climate change team.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree and 15 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven experience in carbon finance and accounting.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and directing complex or multiple carbon offset projects of strategic importance, including managing finances, supervising multidisciplinary professionals and coordinating the work of partners while meeting deadlines.  
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Experience working with current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and geographic regions, in particular expertise and experience in Natural Climate Solutions and carbon markets.
  • Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation.
  • Experience working with current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions.
  • Experience developing partnerships with non-profit partners, community groups and/or   government agencies. 
  • Extensive networking skills with high-level conservation contacts.
  • Experience working with methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives.
  • Experience conceiving and implementing strategic and creative initiatives involving multiple countries.
  • Experience negotiating and influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans at the division and/or global/international level.

Desired Qualifications

  • Multi- lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Master’s degree.   
  • Experience developing practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes.
  • Work in the international arena.
  • Knowledge of politics and society with respect to environmental affairs. 
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Demonstrated leadership and visionary qualities and ability to work effectively with and through others in a decentralized and geographically dispersed organization.
  • Politically savvy.

Application

To view the full position description and apply to job ID 49264, please visit https://careers.nature.org. Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received and the position will remain open until filled. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please visit our career center for a full list of all our open positions globally – new positions are posted often!

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Especialista Regional de Generación de Capacidades - LHSS Norte de Santander

Abt Associates

1 day ago
1 day ago
Organization Overview
The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.
Opportunity
Abt Associates seeks a qualified Regional Capacity Building Specialist for the USAID-funded Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS)Colombia Activity. This Activity will support the Government of Colombia (GOC)’s efforts to achieve a financially sustainable integration of Venezuelan migrants into the Colombian health system and to support the COVID-19 response and increase resiliency to address future health system emergencies. To this end, LHSS will work with the Colombian government and local stakeholders to reduce financial barriers to care and treatment, ensure equitable access to essential health services for Venezuelan migrants, Colombian returnees, and receptor communities, improve the quality of health services, and strengthen health sector resiliency. The project will support the Ministry of Health of Colombia (MSPS) to achieve six objectives, including: 1) strengthen governance and implementation capacity to respond to the needs of migrants and receptor communities; 2) sustainably finance the provision of health services for migrants and receptor communities; 3) increase access to high quality, appropriate health care services for migrants and receptor communities; 4) strengthen the health system to respond to current and future shocks, including the COVID-19 pandemic; 5) strengthen the surveillance system for COVID-19 by building human resource capacity; and 6) strengthen human resource planning and management for future emergency detection and response systems.
The LHSS Colombia Activity will be a 4 year program, based in Bogota, Colombia with other territorial offices. The Regional Capacity Building Specialist position is based in Norte de Santander.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
The Regional Capacity Building Specialist will have the following specific duties and responsibilities:
+ Under the guidance of LHSS Colombia’s Regional Health System Advisor and technical leads and specialists, support the design, implementation, and monitoring of capacity building activities across the LHSS portfolio of interventions in Norte de Santander _;_
+ Support efforts to strengthen the Norte de Santander’s organizational capacity to implement migrant health policy and capacity to manage donations to the migrant response;
+ Collaborate with the Regional Health Systems Advisor, Capacity Building Specialist, and other LHSS team members to assess and support capacity building in Norte de Santander and of local partners;
+ Communicate regularly with regional health entities to stay apprised of the migrant healthcare situation in the Norte de Santander;
+ Contribute to LHSS MEL activities, including collecting data and reporting on indicators, in collaboration with the MEL team;
+ Regularly report intervention status to the LHSS Regional Health System Advisor, and work with this individual to revise implementation plans as necessary to ensure the best possible completion of interventions in Norte de Santander; and
+ Support the Activity’s MEL and Communications teams to develop case studies and success stories from Norte de Santander.
+ Support the territorial body in the processes of construction and implementation of health care models in coordination with the developments of the Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) program.
Within the LHSS project, the Regional Capacity Building Specialist will be supported by LHSS home office-based operations, finance, and technical expertise and will report to the LHSS Colombia Activity Regional Health Systems Advisor.
Preferred Qualifications
+ Bachelor’s degree in management, public policy, international development, public health, or a related field is required. A focus in a public health or health management-related discipline is preferred.
+ Minimum 4 years’ prior experience providing technical assistance and capacity building to national or sub-national health-policymakers is required.
+ Demonstrated knowledge of the Colombian health sector.
+ Knowledge of Norte de Santander and experience working with the departmental or municipal governments is desirable.
+ Demonstrated experience with international development and donor-funded programs. Familiarity with USAID-funded projects will be an advantage.
+ Fluent Spanish writing/speaking skills required; English skills are an advantage
Colombian nationals are encouraged to apply.Relocation will not be provided.
Minimum Qualifications
+ (6+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience
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Oportunidad
Abt Associates busca un/a Especialista Regional de Generación de Capacidades para el proyecto financiado por USAID Sostenibilidad de los sistemas locales de salud (LHSS, por sus siglas en inglés)en Colombia. Este proyecto apoyará los esfuerzos del Gobierno de Colombia orientados a lograr una integración sostenible de los migrantes venezolanos al sistema de salud colombiano y apoyar la respuesta de COVID-19 y mejorar la resiliencia para abordar futuras emergencias del sistema de salud. Con este fin, el proyecto LHSS trabajará con el gobierno colombiano e interesados locales para reducir barreras financieras para la atención y el tratamiento, asegurar acceso equitativo a los servicios de salud esenciales para migrantes venezolanos, retornados colombianos, y comunidades receptoras, mejorar la calidad de servicios de salud, y fortalecer la resiliencia del sector salud. El proyecto apoyará al Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social de Colombia (MSPS) a lograr seis objetivos, incluyendo: 1) fortalecer la capacidad de gobernanza e implementación para responder a las necesidades de los migrantes y las comunidades receptoras; 2) financiar de forma sostenible la provisión de servicios de salud a los migrantes y las comunidades receptoras; 3) incrementar el acceso a servicios de atención de salud adecuados de alta calidad para migrantes y comunidades receptoras; 4) fortalecer al sistema de salud para responder a crisis de salud pública actuales y futuras, como la pandemia de COVID-19; 5) fortalecer el sistema de vigilancia para COVID-19 mediante el desarrollo de la capacidad de recursos humanos; y 6) fortalecer la planificación y gestión de recursos humanos para futuros sistemas de detección y respuesta a emergencias.
La actividad del proyecto LHSS en Colombia tendrá una duración de 4 años, con base en Bogotá, Colombia, considerándose además oficinas departamentales. El puesto de Especialista Regional de Generación de Capacidades será basado en Norte de Santander.
Funciones y responsabilidades principales
El/La Especialista Regional de Generación de Capacidades tendrá las siguientes funciones y responsabilidades:
+ Bajo la dirección del Asesor Regional de Sistemas de Salud de LHSS Colombia y de los líderes y especialistas técnicos, apoyar el diseño, implementación y monitoreo de las actividades de generación de capacidades a lo largo del programa de intervenciones del proyecto LHSS en Norte de Santander.
+ Apoyar los esfuerzos para fortalecer la capacidad organizativa de Norte de Santander para implementar las políticas de salud de los migrantes y para administrar las donaciones en función de la respuesta de los migrantes.
+ Colaborar con el Asesor Regional de Sistemas de Salud, Especialista de Generación de Capacidades y otros miembros del equipo de LHSS para evaluar y apoyar la generación de capacidad en Norte de Santander y de los socios locales.
+ Comunicarse regularmente con las entidades de salud territoriales para mantenerse informado sobre la situación de salud de los migrantes en Norte de Santander.
+ Contribuir en las actividades de monitoreo, evaluación y aprendizaje (MEL, por sus siglas en inglés) del LHSS, incluyendo la recopilación de datos e informes sobre indicadores, en colaboración con el equipo de MEL.
+ Informar regularmente al Asesor Regional de Sistemas de Salud de LHSS sobre el estado de la actividad, y trabajar con esta persona examinando los planes de implementación según sea necesario, asegurando el mejor cumplimiento posible de las actividades en Norte de Santander.
+ Apoyar a los equipos de MEL y de Comunicaciones del proyecto en el desarrollo de estudios de casos e historias de éxito en Norte de Santander.
+ Apoyar a la entidad territorial en los procesos de construcción e implementación de los modelos de atención en salud, en articulación con los desarrollos del programa Comunidades Saludables.
Dentro del proyecto LHSS, el/la Especialista Regional de Generación de Capacidades contará con el respaldo de la experiencia técnica, financiera y de operaciones de la oficina sede de LHSS y será supervisado por el Asesor Regional de Sistemas de Salud de la actividad del proyecto LHSS Colombia.
CalificacionesPreferidas
+ Se requiere un título profesional en gestión, políticas públicas, desarrollo internacional, salud pública o un campo relacionado. Preferiblemente contar con un enfoque en salud pública o una disciplina relacionada a administración en salud.
+ Mínimo cuatro años de experiencia previa trabajando suministrando asistencia técnica y generación de capacidades a tomadores de decisión de políticas de salud a nivel nacional o territorial.
+ Conocimiento demostrable del sector de salud colombiano.
+ Conocimiento de Norte de Santander y experiencia trabajando con los gobiernos departamentales o municipales es deseable.
+ Experiencia demostrable con programas de desarrollo internacional y financiados por donantes. Familiaridad con proyectos financiados por la USAID es una ventaja.
+ Se requiere dominio del español tanto escrito como hablado; dominio del inglés es una ventaja.
Los ciudadanos colombianos especialmente están invitados a postularse para este cargo. No ofrecemos reembolzo para mudanza.
Elegibilidad mínima
+ (6+) años de experiencia y una maestría O la combinación equivalente de educación y experiencia
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
Abt Associates es un empleador de oportunidades igualitarias y acción positiva comprometido a fomentar la fuerza laboral diversa. Abt Associates ofrece salarios competitivos en el mercado y beneficios integrales a los empleados.
_Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment._
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As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Abt Associates is committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural work environment where our employees respect one another and share a commitment to our firm's values, mission, and strategies. Abt Associates Inc. provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to age, race, color, sex, creed, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, or veteran status.
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Intern, Public Affairs – June 2021

APCO Worldwide

13 days ago
13 days ago

Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication and business strategy firm with offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and many of the top companies on the Fortune 500. The firm is a majority women-owned business.

 

About APCO in Italy

APCO’s multilingual team helps clients navigate the complex policy, regulatory and media landscape in Italy, one of the largest European markets, which is currently developing a number of ambitious economic and institutional reforms to re-launch the local economy. Our Italy team, with offices in Rome and Milan, is fully integrated with APCO’s global operations and offers clients cross-sector services, empowered by an in-depth knowledge of the national landscape and a strong network of media and institutional contacts.

 

APCO was awarded Best Agency to Work for: EMEA Network in 2017 and 2019 and EMEA Corporate Consultancy of the year, 2019 by the PRovoke Media.

Responsibilities:
The following are specific duties performed on a daily basis:

  • Provide general research and intelligence to the office (eg. monitoring media, institutional developments, policy and legislative updates)
  • Develop understanding of different client/ industry issues through research and monitoring across a wide range of relevant issues
  • Draft client materials (eg. monitoring, policy and stakeholder mappings, etc.)
  • Actively support new business opportunities by contributing to brainstorms, conducting research, compiling bios and preparing decks
  • Support media relations (eg. drafting press releases, producing media lists)
  • Support event coordination and logistics organization
  • Any other task deemed reasonable


Requirements & Desired Skills:

  • Degree and/or post-graduate degree in International Relations, Political Science or equivalent;
  • Language skills: proficiency in English and Italian, command of another language is considered a plus;
  • Prior experience working in the European institutions, in-house, consultancy or within a trade association is desirable;
  • Knowledge and interest in public affairs, politics and communication
  • Computer skills: MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication & writing skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and perform under tight deadlines
  • Initiative and enthusiasm
  • Eligible to work in the EU

Location: Piazza dei Caprettari 70, 00186. Roma

About APCO

APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector organizations act with agility, and build organizational reputations, brands, relationships and solutions to succeed.

APCO is an independent and majority women-owned business.

Most importantly, we are a trusted partner to our clients. We help them anticipate, plan, execute and secure impact through our curiosity, insights and diverse expertise.

Our clients benefit from APCO leaders who have the pulse of the dynamically changing global environment that defines the marketplace; the first-hand experience of having faced significant issues or opportunities; the ability to harness the power of data, insights and technology; and the passion to deliver unparalleled results.

Our expertise and integrated approach enable us to provide a full range of services, across industry sectors and global markets, allowing us to offer effective counsel and programs for boards of directors and CEOs. We meet the evolving needs of executives and their teams in communications, public affairs, government relations, legal, risk, organizational transformation, international relations, corporate responsibility and brand marketing.

We measure success in the transformations we help to catalyze, our clients’ impact on society and their continued profitable growth.

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5 days ago

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About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, with partners to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary 

USAID’s Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) II, the Sahel Development Partnership (SDP) and Bridge offer a pathway to maximize development outcomes in areas affected by recurrent, protracted and chronic shocks and stresses. As mutually reinforcing, multi-sector strategies, they underscore the imperative for diverse development and humanitarian stakeholders to work more closely together towards collective impact.  A sharp focus is needed on aligning these investments under a shared vision and coordinated approach. Strengthened collaboration through joint analysis, planning, and implementation—underpinned by iterative learning and frequent course correction through adaptive management—provide a compass for working together in a complexity-aware manner and bringing to life a portfolio of mutually reinforcing impact.

Mercy Corps, together with our partners Equal Access International and Tulane University, and with support from regional firm Niyel and Burkina Faso-based Centre pour la Gouvernance Démocratique, form the Sahel Collaboration and Communication Activity (SCC). SCC will operationalize a collaborative, complexity-aware way of working to harness RISE II, SDP and Bridge investments and complementary donor, community, government, and private sector efforts into a cohesive and impactful portfolio. 

General Position Summary 

Developmental evaluation (DE) is an evaluation approach that promotes strategic learning and innovation by “collecting and analyzing real-time data in ways that lead to informed and ongoing decision making as part of the design, development, and implementation process”. SCC will promote Developmental Evaluation by embedding an evaluator, who is also lead of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team, which will be titled, the MEL Lead/Developmental Evaluator, in the SCC program team. The MEL Lead/DE will embody the principles and practices common to Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) and adaptive management to implement SCC’s MEL system. The MEL Lead/DE will provide continuous real-time feedback using multiple evaluation approaches and ensures that learning processes are embedded across the program cycle. In addition to the core CLA functions, the Specialist is responsible for the SCC’s M&E functions, contributing to a Shared Measurement System, data collection, protection and storage, data presentation and reporting, partner coordination, and capacity building. The MEL Lead/DE will be embedded in the SCC program team to guide the work of the MEL team, coordinate with implementing partner MEL units and research partners and work with technical and program teams to drive the use of CLA internally and across implementing partners. The MEL Lead/DE will be responsible for helping stakeholders evaluate and learn in real-time, cultivating stakeholder support and engagement in learning and adapting lessons learned, as well as communicating and rigorously documenting progress around collective impact and collaboration for sharing and replication. 

The MEL Lead/DE will have additional technical support from Mercy Corps HQ MEL team throughout the implementation of the program and will ultimately report to the Deputy Chief of Party and Chief of Party and is also expected to interact closely with the CLA and Resilience Technical Leads, and to coordinate with Tulane University in addressing the Shared Learning Agenda and communication partners to share relevant lessons, tools, insights.

Essential Job Responsibilities

The MEL Lead/Developmental Evaluator will be responsible for using a developmental evaluation approach to design and implement the MEL System, which will include the following key tasks:

Strategy & Vision
  • Refine and operationalize the monitoring and evaluation strategy (AMELP) that is used to guide SCC’s MEL and DE work, focused on learning and collaboration to support SCC to adapt, as needed, while meeting USAID requirements.
  • Coordinate with and/or orient other teams as necessary
  • Participate in program management meetings and strategy sessions and lead MEL team to operationalize and effectively report on SCC progress.
Evaluation Management
  • Develop a living evaluation workplan for the life of the program, including agreed upon deliverables as well as key learning and dissemination events
  • Develop a living evaluation work plan for the life of the program, including agreed upon deliverables as well as key learning and dissemination events
  • Lead and develop data collection systems to measure SCC performance indicators and to implement the evaluation strategy 
  • Conduct data analysis and present preliminary and final findings to all relevant stakeholders
  • Manage teams to conduct evaluation activities
  • Present evaluation findings that include recommendations on how to adapt SCC programming as a result of evaluation findings and develop metrics to track these adaptations
  • Provide quality assurance of all evaluation deliverables 
  • Lead or help support MEL team members to lead M&E working groups
Relationship Management/Engagement
  • Engage all relevant stakeholders (leadership, implementer points of contact, researchers, government stakeholders, donors/USAID etc.) 
  • Maintain working relationships with relevant stakeholders, including USAID and other USAID partners, providing regular work plan progress and strategic updates.
Collaboration Cohort Management
  • Facilitate conversations and strategic learning events with the Learning and Collaboration working groups and teams;
  • Engage member buy-in by presenting the business case for participation and adoption of recommendations; promoting a culture of CLA and “DE”
Reporting and Documentation 
  • Ensure quality and support the MEL team to produce quarterly and annual PITT (Performance Indicator Tracking Table) based on data coming from the activity tracker or any other tracking system he/she may put in place; 
  • Engage with members of the SCC consortium to collect their quarterly and annual narrative reports based on the approved SCC’s template and guidance 
  • Ensure quality, work with Grants/Programs Manager and consortium members to draft SCC’s narrative reporting, making sure there is correlation between the narration and the numbers compiled in the PITT
  • Present quarterly and annual performance data to the SCC program staff during the internal learning sessions, indicating the strengths and weaknesses of program activities during the reporting period and propose adaptation measures for improvement.  Set up quarterly meetings with USAID and Mercy Corps HQ for these audiences.
  • Ensure there is a system in place to document all events that occur (i.e. planned, unplanned), including the associated outcomes of these events
Team Capacity and Support
  • Assist team members with information, tools and resources to improve performance & reach objectives; responsible for overall data quality and culture of CLA and “DE”.
  • Develop plans to mentor and coach relevant staff to build their capacity to enable them to adopt recommendations and practices from lessons learned.
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback informally and formally via regular one on ones and performance reviews.
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Play an active role in hiring, orienting and leading team members as necessary.
  • Collaborate closely and in partnership with HQ and regional MEL and Resilience advisors.
Security
  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

Organizational Learning 

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Participants

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our participants and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring, and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility

MEL Coordinator, CLA Coordinator and overall MEL team supervision (GIS Specialist, MEL Officers)

Accountability

Reports Directly To: Deputy Chief of Party

Works Directly With: Research and Learning Manager (Tulane University), Technical Leads, Implementing Partner M&E and CLA staff and the Global Resilience Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Advisor, Knowledge Management Team, Communications Manager (EAI) and team; Mercy Corps Niger and Burkina Faso support staff.

Knowledge and Experience

  • BA/S or equivalent, preferably in business administration, public administration or international development. MA/S in Social Science, Organizational Theory/Behavior/Communications, International Development, or relevant field strongly preferred.
  • 8-10 years of experience in the areas of program development and monitoring and evaluation, including relevant experience as an external evaluator
  • Extensive technical knowledge, skills, and expertise in evaluation design, CLA, concepts, and approaches, and evaluating complexity, in particular;
  • Facilitation skills, particularly related to programmatic and organizational learning;
  • Demonstrated Developmental Evaluation skills and attributes, such as;
  • Respect for local stakeholders and partners, ethical research (maintains confidentiality and anonymity when required), flexibility, energy, humility, willingness to learn on the go, and ability to resolve conflicts.
  • Strong analytical skills to support both qualitative and quantitative research
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and French
  • Must have extensive training skills and experience working with a variety of donors, including USAID.
  • High degree of computer literacy; Excel and Word skills are essential; statistical packages such as SPSS, SAS, R, etc. helpful.
  • Ability to manage and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently on multi-task load.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Internationally recognized qualification in project or program management or a commitment to obtain the qualification in the early months of work.
  • Fluency in French and English

Success Factors

The ideal candidate will have a strong curiosity for understanding and working effectively within the complex cultural, political, security and social environment of Niger and Burkina Faso.  This person will be an excellent communicator, multi-tasker, and have analytical skills, plus the ability to work in ambiguous situations and lead. This person will be a tolerant and flexible individual able to work in difficult and stressful environments and follow procedures.  The successful candidate will be focused on team-building and capacity-building of national staff; be a strategic thinker, have strong skills in design monitoring and evaluation and CLA of development programs and maintain a sense of humor

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions

The position is based in Niamey, Niger OR Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and it requires up to 30% travel between Burkina Faso and Niger, as well as to Senegal. The location is accompanied. Housing is individual accommodation with unlimited freedom of movement beyond the house/office. There are International schools in both Niger and Burkina Faso. Staff have fair access to (services – medical, electricity, water, etc.). This position may require travel by air to field locations in relatively insecure environments and climatically harsh conditions.

Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision. Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment.

Ongoing Learning

In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world's most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

 

 

 

Source: Mercy Corps