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GRANT & COMPLIANCE OFFICER (South Sudan)

Intermon Oxfam - 7 April, 2014 - 19:15
Tipo  Plantilla Referencia  110/13-14

At Oxfam Intermón, we are people who believe in justice and solidarity, and work to change the world. We fight the causes of poverty and injustice, and not just against their consequences. We are acting in a comprehensive way in around fifty countries of Africa, Latin America and Asia, working on more than 500 development and humanitarian action projects, we promote fair trade and social awareness and mobilisation campaigns.



Key Responsibilities


The Grants & Compliance Officer will be the central coordination point of all proposal development and report writing activities. He is responsible for quality grants management throughout the country program. The Grants & Compliance Officer will need to assess needs and develop grants management capacity of the field based teams, ensure compliance with donor requirements, ensure quality information management related to programs/ grants

Context
A political crisis within the Government of South Sudan which began on 15th December 2013 has spilled over into armed conflict based on ethnic divisions. The result of this has been significant movement as people have fled their homes within the capital, Juba, and other areas affected by fighting. The major newly reported concentrations of displaced people are in Central Equatoria, Lakes, Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity states. In particular over 75,000 people from Jonglei have been displaced to Minkaman and surrounding areas in Awerial County, Lakes State. The most optimistic predictions suggest that the crisis will continue for some time and that it is unlikely that people will be able/willing to return to their homes in the near future.
Oxfam is already based and working in several existing humanitarian programmes in the Country and currently starting a humanitarian response emergency to the on-going crisis in Awarial, Wau and Jonglei.

Responsibilities of the position

Under the direction of the Country Director, the Grant Compliance Officer will carry on the following task:

Proposal development: Lead proposal and budget development process for all proposals to public and private-sector donors for regional and nation-wide emergency and development programs. Serve as team leader and primary writer in some cases.

Keeping up to date on donor reporting requirements and communicate changes to programme staff as appropriate.

Monitoring grant contracts and ensures full compliance with donor requirements.

Building positive relations with programme staff to ensure that accurate and timely reports are submitted.

Assisting the finance and programme staff in the development of budgets, contract negotiations, review of contracts and contract reporting/analysis to ensure compliance with donor regulations.

Maintaining effective records of all grant activities (current projects, applications, donors, reporting timeframes and transfer schedules) via a regularly updated database.

Making operational and programmatic staff aware of contract requirements and monitor compliance.

Assisting in the preparation of external project reviews and project audits, responding to queries and to advise managers at all levels on appropriate steps to take to achieve compliance and meet agreed standards

Experience and Skills


Experience in program management, particularly in East Africa.
One year of International in a similar position: grant management, proposal development (program narratives and budgets) and donor reporting.
Knowledge of a broad range of donor regulations, procedures and requirements.
Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to plan comprehensively, set priorities, and manage multiple projects/deadlines efficiently.
Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English.
Experience in training and capacity building of staff.
Organised and capable of giving priority.
Commitment to the Oxfam principles.

Working conditions


Contract of employment: 12 months.
Annual Gross Salary: 27.930,67euros.
Social benefits: Medical, life and accident insurance provided.
Holidays: 27 working days per year 2014.
Working place: Juba, with availability to visit the projects.
Starting date: As soon as possible (desired 1 may 2014).

How to apply
If interested, please send your application to the follow address:
humanitarianstaff@intermonoxfam.org with the subject title Grant & Compliance Officer South Sudan and the post reference 110/ 13-14.
The closing date for applications is the 07.04.2014. Oxfam Intermón reserves the right to change this date, if considered necessary. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Oxfam Intermón is committed to the principle of equity, diversity and inclusiveness.

How to apply


If you are interested in this job opportunity, please click this link. The closing date for applications is 07/04/2014.


GRANT & COMPLIANCE OFFICER (South Sudan)

Intermon Oxfam - 7 April, 2014 - 16:15
Tipo  Plantilla Referencia  110/13-14

At Oxfam Intermón, we are people who believe in justice and solidarity, and work to change the world. We fight the causes of poverty and injustice, and not just against their consequences. We are acting in a comprehensive way in around fifty countries of Africa, Latin America and Asia, working on more than 500 development and humanitarian action projects, we promote fair trade and social awareness and mobilisation campaigns.



Key Responsibilities


The Grants & Compliance Officer will be the central coordination point of all proposal development and report writing activities. He is responsible for quality grants management throughout the country program. The Grants & Compliance Officer will need to assess needs and develop grants management capacity of the field based teams, ensure compliance with donor requirements, ensure quality information management related to programs/ grants

Context
A political crisis within the Government of South Sudan which began on 15th December 2013 has spilled over into armed conflict based on ethnic divisions. The result of this has been significant movement as people have fled their homes within the capital, Juba, and other areas affected by fighting. The major newly reported concentrations of displaced people are in Central Equatoria, Lakes, Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity states. In particular over 75,000 people from Jonglei have been displaced to Minkaman and surrounding areas in Awerial County, Lakes State. The most optimistic predictions suggest that the crisis will continue for some time and that it is unlikely that people will be able/willing to return to their homes in the near future.
Oxfam is already based and working in several existing humanitarian programmes in the Country and currently starting a humanitarian response emergency to the on-going crisis in Awarial, Wau and Jonglei.

Responsibilities of the position

Under the direction of the Country Director, the Grant Compliance Officer will carry on the following task:

Proposal development: Lead proposal and budget development process for all proposals to public and private-sector donors for regional and nation-wide emergency and development programs. Serve as team leader and primary writer in some cases.

Keeping up to date on donor reporting requirements and communicate changes to programme staff as appropriate.

Monitoring grant contracts and ensures full compliance with donor requirements.

Building positive relations with programme staff to ensure that accurate and timely reports are submitted.

Assisting the finance and programme staff in the development of budgets, contract negotiations, review of contracts and contract reporting/analysis to ensure compliance with donor regulations.

Maintaining effective records of all grant activities (current projects, applications, donors, reporting timeframes and transfer schedules) via a regularly updated database.

Making operational and programmatic staff aware of contract requirements and monitor compliance.

Assisting in the preparation of external project reviews and project audits, responding to queries and to advise managers at all levels on appropriate steps to take to achieve compliance and meet agreed standards

Experience and Skills


Experience in program management, particularly in East Africa.
One year of International in a similar position: grant management, proposal development (program narratives and budgets) and donor reporting.
Knowledge of a broad range of donor regulations, procedures and requirements.
Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to plan comprehensively, set priorities, and manage multiple projects/deadlines efficiently.
Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English.
Experience in training and capacity building of staff.
Organised and capable of giving priority.
Commitment to the Oxfam principles.

Working conditions


Contract of employment: 12 months.
Annual Gross Salary: 27.930,67euros.
Social benefits: Medical, life and accident insurance provided.
Holidays: 27 working days per year 2014.
Working place: Juba, with availability to visit the projects.
Starting date: As soon as possible (desired 1 may 2014).

How to apply
If interested, please send your application to the follow address:
humanitarianstaff@intermonoxfam.org with the subject title Grant & Compliance Officer South Sudan and the post reference 110/ 13-14.
The closing date for applications is the 07.04.2014. Oxfam Intermón reserves the right to change this date, if considered necessary. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Oxfam Intermón is committed to the principle of equity, diversity and inclusiveness.

How to apply


If you are interested in this job opportunity, please click this link. The closing date for applications is 07/04/2014.


TÉCNICO/A COORDINACIÓN WASH (Vacante temporal en Barcelona)

Intermon Oxfam - 7 April, 2014 - 16:15
Tipo  Plantilla Referencia  111/13-14

Oxfam Intermón somos personas que luchamos, con y para las poblaciones desfavorecidas y como parte de un amplio movimiento global, con el objetivo de erradicar la injusticia y la pobreza, y para lograr que todos los seres humanos puedan ejercer plenamente sus derechos y disfrutar de una vida digna. ¿Quieres formar parte de nuestro equipo?



¿Cuáles serán tus funciones?


Para nuestras oficinas de Barcelona y en dependencia jerárquica del Responsable WASH de Acción Humanitaria, la persona seleccionada se responsabilizará de supervisar el desarrollo estratégico y operacional de la especialización de Agua, Higiene y Saneamiento de Oxfam Intermon (OI) de los equipos en terreno, principalmente en la zona de África del Oeste & Cuerno de África, prioritariamente Sur Sudán, Ethiopia, Chad, Mauritania y Burkina Faso. .

Las principales responsabilidades del puesto son:

Desarrollo de misiones nuevas o existentes:

Garantizar la calidad y pertinencia de respuesta y proyectos de OI en Agua, Saneamiento y romoción de Salud e Higiene (WASH).
Liderar la respuesta técnica en terreno (exploratoria y arranque de misión) cuando se trate de apertura de nuevo país o de una emergencia de gran envergadura en un país donde IO tenga presencia.
Asegurar la ejecución y dar seguimiento al sistema de monitoreo y evaluación de los programas humanitarios de WASH.
Supervisar la coordinación de los equipos de terreno de los proyectos de WASH
Asegurar la existencia de capacidad suficiente en terreno para ejecutar los programas WASH a través de la participación en la contratación de personal y la organización de acciones de capacitación para los equipos.
Elaborar y actualizar periódicamente la planificación de WASH en coordinación con los equipos de terreno.

Desarrollo de competencias WaSH para OXFAM Intermón

Dar seguimiento a la política, estrategia, procesos y procedimientos sobre WASH en Acción Humanitaria de OI
Mantenerse al día en materia WaSH (tecnología, métodos, enfoques, herramientas, etc) y colaborar en la creación y actualización de documentos técnicos de referencia para nuestra organización.
Representar a OI en plataformas, foros y universidades ligadas con temas WASH, tanto a nivel nacional como internacional.
Proponer, promover y participar en estudios e investigaciones para mejorar la prestación de servicio de Wash de OI
Asumir responsabilidades delegadas por la Coordinación del área WASH cuando se requiera, para poder dar continuidad al desarrollo estratégico y de implementación de la especialización de Agua, Saneamiento y promoción de Salud e higiene.

¿Qué estamos buscando?


Experiencia mínima de 3 años de trabajo en Ayuda Humanitaria en puestos técnicos WASH que implicaran tanto responsabilidades técnicas como de gestión de equipo, planificación a corto y largo plazo y preferentemente en países de alto perfil humanitario.

Titulación universitaria en alguna área referente en agua, saneamiento y/o promoción de salud e higiene: ingeniería civil, ciencias medioambientales, geología, física, química.

Se valorará estudios de postgrado relacionados con WASH en países en vías de desarrollo.

Imprescindible excelente dominio de inglés y francés. Muy valorable valorable español.

Compromiso para viajar durante aproximadamente un 25% del tiempo.

Identificación y compromiso con la misión y los valores de Intermón Oxfam.

¿Qué te ofrecemos?


Te ofrecemos la oportunidad de incorporarte a una sólida organización referente en el sector y formar parte de un amplio movimiento global contra la injusticia y la pobreza, como miembros activos de Oxfam Internacional.

- Salario bruto anual:32.800euros + Complemento familiar: 473 euros anuales por hijo (máximo 4).
- Gastos pagados o per díem durante los períodos de misión.
- Contrato temporal, por sustitución de maternidad, hasta aprox. Diciembre 2014
- Ubicación: Puesto basado en Barcelona
- Incorporación: Junio 2014

¿Qué hacer si estás interesado en esta vacante?

Envía tu currículum lo antes posible a humanitarianstaff@oxfamintermon.org
con la referencia en el asunto del Mail : Referencia 111/13-14 WASH SEDE
Fecha límite 13 Abril 2014 (Oxfam Intermón se reserva el derecho a modificar este plazo si lo valora necesario).
Solamente se contactarán las candidaturas preseleccionadas.

Oxfam Intermon pone en práctica el principio de igualdad de oportunidades entre mujeres y hombres en todos los puestos.

¿Te interesa?


Si te interesa esta oportunidad, entra a través de este link. El plazo de presentación de solicitudes finalizará el próximo 13/04/2014.


WASH TECHNICAL COORDINATOR (Temporary vacancy in Barcelona)

Intermon Oxfam - 7 April, 2014 - 16:15
Tipo  Plantilla Referencia  111/13-14

At Oxfam Intermón, we are people who believe in justice and solidarity, and work to change the world. We fight the causes of poverty and injustice, and not just against their consequences. We are acting in a comprehensive way in around fifty countries of Africa, Latin America and Asia, working on more than 500 development and humanitarian action projects, we promote fair trade and social awareness and mobilisation campaigns.



Key Responsibilities


From our offices in Barcelona and reporting to the WASH Manager of Humanitarian Action, the selected person will be responsible for supervising the strategic and operational development of the Water, Sanitation and Public Health Promotion specialisation of Oxfam Intermón (OI) of the field teams, principally in the region of West Africa & Horn of Africa, the priority being South Sudan, Ethiopia, Chad, Mauritania and Burkina Faso.

Development of new or existing missions

Ensuring the quality and relevance of the OI response and projects in Water, Sanitation and Public Health Promotion (WASH).

Leading the technical response in the field (exploratory and mission start-up) in the case of a new country launch or a large-scale emergency in a country where OI has a presence.

Ensuring implementation and providing follow-up for the system of monitoring and evaluation of WASH humanitarian programmes.

Supervising the coordination of the field teams of WASH projects.

Ensuring the existence of sufficient capacity in the field to implement WASH programmes through participation in the contracting of personnel and the organisation of training actions for the teams.

Developing and regularly updating WASH planning procedures in coordination with the field teams.

Development of WASH competencies for OXFAM Intermón

Providing follow-up to the WASH policies, strategy, processes and procedures of OI's Humanitarian Action.

Keeping up-to-date with WASH issues (technology, methods, approaches, tools, etc.) and collaborating in the creation and updating of our organisation's technical reference documents.

Representing OI on platforms, in forums and universities on themes connected with WASH, at national and international level.

Proposing, promoting and participating in studies and research to improve the provision of OI WASH services.

Assuming responsibilities delegated by the WASH unit coordinator when required, to provide continuity to the strategic development and implementation of the Water, Sanitation and Promotion of Health and Hygiene specialisation.

Experience and Skills


Minimum experience of 3 years working in Humanitarian Action in WASH technical posts that will have involved both technical responsibilities and management of teams, short and long-term planning, preferably in countries with a high level humanitarian profile.

University qualification in any area connected with water, sanitation and/or promotion of health and hygiene: civil engineering, environmental sciences, geology, physics and chemistry.

Postgraduate studies related to WASH in developing countries would be an advantage.

Languages: Excellent command of English and French. Spanish would be highly desirable.

Commitment to travel approximately 25% of the time.

Identification with and commitment to the mission and values of Oxfam Intermón.

Working conditions


We can offer you the opportunity to join a solid organisation which is a benchmark in the sector and to become part of a broad global movement which campaigns against injustice and poverty as active members of Oxfam International.

-Temporary contract to cover maternity leave, until December 2014 approximately
-Gross annual salary: 32,800 euros + family supplement (473euros per annum per child/ maximum 4) - Expenses paid or per diem during missions.
-Holidays: 27 jours
-Location : post based in Barcelona, with frequent travels
-Start date: June 2014

HOW TO APPLY
Send your CV to humanitarianstaff@oxfamintermon.org Put the following reference in the subject box of the email: Ref. 111/13-14 WASH SEDE
Deadline 13th April 2014 (Oxfam Intermón reserves the right to modify this period if it considers it necessary). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Oxfam Intermón practices the principle of equal opportunity between women and men in all posts.

How to apply


If you are interested in this job opportunity, please click this link. The closing date for applications is 13/04/2014.


FUNDRAISER (Burundi)

Intermon Oxfam - 7 April, 2014 - 16:15
Tipo  Plantilla Descripción 

Oxfam cherche un Fundraiser pour le Burundi, base à Bujumbura, sous la supervision directe de la Directrice de Pays.

Referencia  108 / 13-14

A Oxfam Intermón, nous croyons en la justice et la solidarité et nous travaillons pour changer le monde. Nous luttons contre les causes de la pauvreté et de l’injustice et pas seulement contre leurs conséquences. A partir d’une vision intégrale, nous agissons dans environ 50 pays en Afrique, Amérique Latine et Asie, où nous travaillons sur plus de 500 projets de Développement et d’Action Humanitaire et où nous promouvons le commerce équitable,le plaidoyer et la mobilisation sociale



Responsabilités


Analyser les tendances et opportunités en relation avec les bailleurs de fonds, dans le but d'établir les stratégies de collecte de fonds pour le pays.

Identifier les besoins de fonds pour les programmes du Burundi.

Identifier les nouvelles opportunités de collecte de fonds, y compris les propositions multi-pays. Associer les besoins du programme pays avec les priorités et les conditions des bailleurs de fonds.

Elaborer la stratégie de financement d'Oxfam au Burundi.

Travailler efficacement avec les autres affiliés Oxfam dans la région, afin d'assurer le financement des programmes au Burundi et de garantir une coordination correcte entre les affiliés et les bailleurs.

Accompagner les équipes de programme dans l'élaboration des propositions complexes afin que les conditions des bailleurs de fonds et les procédures internes soient garanties. Fournir et actualiser l'information concernant les critères et les conditions de chaque bailleur de fonds.

Représenter Oxfam face aux bailleurs de fonds et lors des réunions de funding, dans le but de rendre visible notre travail, négocier les contrats avec les bailleurs de fonds et consolider les relations avec eux et influencer leurs politiques de fonds.

Profil requis


Expérience de minimum 3 ans dans le domaine de la Coopération au Développement, notamment dans le développement du Cycle de Gestion de Programme.

2 ans d'expérience préalable en fundraising et/ou gestion de contrats avec des bailleurs de fonds internationaux comme UE/ ECHO, Nations Unies, bailleurs de fonds bilatéraux et fondations internationales, avec une expérience prouvée dans l'élaboration de stratégies de financement

Une expérience préalable au sein d'Oxfam et/ou au sein d'autres organisations avec des caractéristiques similaires, sera très appréciée.

Diplôme universitaire. Spécialisation en relations internationales, communication et/ou développement appréciés.

Un haut niveau de français et anglais. L'espagnol sera un atout.

Bonnes aptitudes en communication orale et écrite.

Connaissance du contexte des pays du Sud. La connaissance du Burundi et/ou de la région sera spécialement appréciée.

Pro activité, initiative.

Bonne capacité pour travailler avec autonomie.

Orientation aux résultats.

Bonnes compétences interpersonnelles et capacité de travail en réseaux, avec des capacités d'influence.

Disponibilité pour des déplacements (25% du temps approx.)

Identification avec nos valeurs et notre mission.

Conditions


Contrat de 8 mois.
Salaire Brut annuel : selon griller salariale interne
Poste non accompagné, mais déplacement en famille possible
Lieu de travail : Bujumbura, Burundi.

Comment postuler :

Les personnes intéressées peuvent envoyer leur curriculum vitae, lettre de motivation et photographie récente par e-mail à humanitarianstaff@oxfamintermon.org , en indiquant Fundraiser BURUNDI et la référence: Ref. 108/13-14 .

La date de clôture pour les dépôts des dossiers de candidature est fixée au 10.04.2014. Oxfam se réserve le droit de modifier cette date si nécessaire.

Seuls les candidatures présélectionnés seront contactées.

Seulement les candidatures par voie électronique seront acceptées.

Oxfam souscrit au principe de l'équité, de la diversité et de l'inclusion

Procédure de Sélection


Les personnes intéressées peuvent envoyer leur candidature en cliquant sur ce link. La date de clôture pour les dépôts des dossiers de candidature est fixée au 10/04/2014.


TÉCNICO/A EN SEGUIMIENTO, EVALUACIÓN Y APRENDIZAJE (Vacante Temporal. Barcelona)

Intermon Oxfam - 7 April, 2014 - 16:15
Tipo  Plantilla Referencia  97/13-14

Oxfam Intermón somos personas que luchamos, con y para las poblaciones desfavorecidas y como parte de un amplio movimiento global, con el objetivo de erradicar la injusticia y la pobreza, y para lograr que todos los seres humanos puedan ejercer plenamente sus derechos y disfrutar de una vida digna. ¿Quieres formar parte de nuestro equipo?



¿Cuáles serán tus funciones?


La persona seleccionada se incorporará al Área de Desarrollo Temático y Metodológico (ADTM), en el Dpto de Cooperacion Internacional en la Sede Central en Barcelona.

En dependencia de la Responsable Metodológica de Seguimiento, Evaluación y Aprendizaje, la persona seleccionada se responsabilizará de definir, desarrollar e implementar sistemas de seguimiento, evaluación y aprendizaje de acciones finalistas (programas y proyectos).

Sus funciones principales serán:

Asesorar y acompañar a Responsables Temáticos, Responsables de Programas, Oficiales de Programa, para el diseño e implementación de Sistemas de Seguimiento, Evaluación y Aprendizaje de Programas.

Formar y capacitar a Responsables Temáticos, Responsables de Programas, Oficiales de Programa, Responsables de Campañas e Incidencia Política en conocimientos, habilidades y competencias necesarias en relación a Seguimiento, Evaluación y Aprendizaje.

Desarrollar metodologías, herramientas y procedimientos de seguimiento, evaluación de programas enmarcados en las políticas de Oxfam Intermón y Oxfam y en coordinación con otros afiliados de la Confederación Oxfam.

Dirigir y/o coordinarse con expertos externos sub-contratados, con personal de oficinas y contrapartes relacionados con temas de implementación de planes de seguimiento y evaluación.

Contribuir a difundir los posicionamientos, aprendizajes específicos en temas relacionados con seguimiento y evaluación de programas.

¿Qué estamos buscando?


Formación y experiencia en desarrollo y cooperación internacional. Se requiere experiencia en terreno.
Mínimo 2 años de experiencia en la planificación y/o implementación de programas/ proyectos de cooperación, preferiblemente en terreno.
Experiencia como evaluador/a y/o experiencia como miembro de equipos de investigación.
Se valorará positivamente experiencia y/o conocimientos específicos en la temática de Medios de Vida.
Se valorará positivamente formación y/o experiencia en ayuda humanitaria y desarrollo-
Experiencia en formación o capacitación.
Se requiere nivel avanzado de español, inglés y francés, ya que son idiomas que tendrá que usar habitualmente en su puesto de trabajo.
Conocimientos sobre organización de evaluaciones y seguimiento, métodos de investigación social aplicables a planificación, seguimiento y evaluaciones.
Conocimientos sobre organización institucional de aprendizaje y gestión del conocimiento.
Conocimientos sobre metodología del enfoque de género.
Capacidad de análisis y organización, de gestión y planificación.
Orientación a resultados.
Capacidad de relación interpersonal y de comunicación.
Disponibilidad para viajar.

¿Qué te ofrecemos?


Cubrir una sustitución por maternidad aprox. 5 meses.
Salario bruto anual: 32.800 euros
Ubicación: Sede Central en Barcelona
Incorporación prevista: aprox. finales de Abril.

¿Qué hacer si estás interesado en esta vacante?
Las personas interesadas pueden enviar el currículum a humanitarianstaff@oxfamintermon.org indicando la referencia en el asunto del mail.

El plazo de finalización de recepción de solicitudes es el 13 de Abril 2014, bajo reserva de modificar este plazo si lo valoramos necesario.

Oxfam Intermón pone en práctica el principio de igualdad de oportunidades entre mujeres y hombres en todos los puestos.

¿Te interesa?


Si te interesa esta oportunidad, entra a través de este link. El plazo de presentación de solicitudes finalizará el próximo 13/04/2014.


Democratic Republic of Congo: Supporting women's rights and addressing the root causes of the conflict

Our Conflicts and Emergencies blog (EN) - 7 April, 2014 - 12:07

With just 48 hours to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo, there was no time to lose once we crossed the border into Goma from Rwanda. I was travelling with Mark Goldring of Oxfam GB and Robbert van den Berg, the regional director for Oxfam Novib. Our mission was to visit our humanitarian programs, and assess progress since the signing of a major regional peace accord last year.

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Supporting women's rights and addressing the root causes of the conflict

OI Blog all posts - english - 7 April, 2014 - 12:07

With just 48 hours to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo, there was no time to lose once we crossed the border into Goma from Rwanda. I was travelling with Mark Goldring of Oxfam GB and Robbert van den Berg, the regional director for Oxfam Novib. Our mission was to visit our humanitarian programs, and assess progress since the signing of a major regional peace accord last year.

WASH TECHNICAL COORDINATOR (Temporary vacancy in Barcelona)

Intermon Oxfam - 7 April, 2014 - 11:15
Tipo  Plantilla Referencia  111/13-14

At Oxfam Intermón, we are people who believe in justice and solidarity, and work to change the world. We fight the causes of poverty and injustice, and not just against their consequences. We are acting in a comprehensive way in around fifty countries of Africa, Latin America and Asia, working on more than 500 development and humanitarian action projects, we promote fair trade and social awareness and mobilisation campaigns.



Key Responsibilities


From our offices in Barcelona and reporting to the WASH Manager of Humanitarian Action, the selected person will be responsible for supervising the strategic and operational development of the Water, Sanitation and Public Health Promotion specialisation of Oxfam Intermón (OI) of the field teams, principally in the region of West Africa & Horn of Africa, the priority being South Sudan, Ethiopia, Chad, Mauritania and Burkina Faso.

Development of new or existing missions

Ensuring the quality and relevance of the OI response and projects in Water, Sanitation and Public Health Promotion (WASH).

Leading the technical response in the field (exploratory and mission start-up) in the case of a new country launch or a large-scale emergency in a country where OI has a presence.

Ensuring implementation and providing follow-up for the system of monitoring and evaluation of WASH humanitarian programmes.

Supervising the coordination of the field teams of WASH projects.

Ensuring the existence of sufficient capacity in the field to implement WASH programmes through participation in the contracting of personnel and the organisation of training actions for the teams.

Developing and regularly updating WASH planning procedures in coordination with the field teams.

Development of WASH competencies for OXFAM Intermón

Providing follow-up to the WASH policies, strategy, processes and procedures of OI's Humanitarian Action.

Keeping up-to-date with WASH issues (technology, methods, approaches, tools, etc.) and collaborating in the creation and updating of our organisation's technical reference documents.

Representing OI on platforms, in forums and universities on themes connected with WASH, at national and international level.

Proposing, promoting and participating in studies and research to improve the provision of OI WASH services.

Assuming responsibilities delegated by the WASH unit coordinator when required, to provide continuity to the strategic development and implementation of the Water, Sanitation and Promotion of Health and Hygiene specialisation.

Experience and Skills


Minimum experience of 3 years working in Humanitarian Action in WASH technical posts that will have involved both technical responsibilities and management of teams, short and long-term planning, preferably in countries with a high level humanitarian profile.

University qualification in any area connected with water, sanitation and/or promotion of health and hygiene: civil engineering, environmental sciences, geology, physics and chemistry.

Postgraduate studies related to WASH in developing countries would be an advantage.

Languages: Excellent command of English and French. Spanish would be highly desirable.

Commitment to travel approximately 25% of the time.

Identification with and commitment to the mission and values of Oxfam Intermón.

Working conditions


We can offer you the opportunity to join a solid organisation which is a benchmark in the sector and to become part of a broad global movement which campaigns against injustice and poverty as active members of Oxfam International.

-Temporary contract to cover maternity leave, until December 2014 approximately
-Gross annual salary: 32,800 euros + family supplement (473euros per annum per child/ maximum 4) - Expenses paid or per diem during missions.
-Holidays: 27 jours
-Location : post based in Barcelona, with frequent travels
-Start date: June 2014

HOW TO APPLY
Send your CV to humanitarianstaff@oxfamintermon.org Put the following reference in the subject box of the email: Ref. 111/13-14 WASH SEDE
Deadline 13th April 2014 (Oxfam Intermón reserves the right to modify this period if it considers it necessary). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Oxfam Intermón practices the principle of equal opportunity between women and men in all posts.

How to apply


If you are interested in this job opportunity, please click this link. The closing date for applications is 13/04/2014.


GRANT & COMPLIANCE OFFICER (South Sudan)

Intermon Oxfam - 7 April, 2014 - 11:15
Tipo  Plantilla Referencia  110/13-14

At Oxfam Intermón, we are people who believe in justice and solidarity, and work to change the world. We fight the causes of poverty and injustice, and not just against their consequences. We are acting in a comprehensive way in around fifty countries of Africa, Latin America and Asia, working on more than 500 development and humanitarian action projects, we promote fair trade and social awareness and mobilisation campaigns.



Key Responsibilities


The Grants & Compliance Officer will be the central coordination point of all proposal development and report writing activities. He is responsible for quality grants management throughout the country program. The Grants & Compliance Officer will need to assess needs and develop grants management capacity of the field based teams, ensure compliance with donor requirements, ensure quality information management related to programs/ grants

Context
A political crisis within the Government of South Sudan which began on 15th December 2013 has spilled over into armed conflict based on ethnic divisions. The result of this has been significant movement as people have fled their homes within the capital, Juba, and other areas affected by fighting. The major newly reported concentrations of displaced people are in Central Equatoria, Lakes, Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity states. In particular over 75,000 people from Jonglei have been displaced to Minkaman and surrounding areas in Awerial County, Lakes State. The most optimistic predictions suggest that the crisis will continue for some time and that it is unlikely that people will be able/willing to return to their homes in the near future.
Oxfam is already based and working in several existing humanitarian programmes in the Country and currently starting a humanitarian response emergency to the on-going crisis in Awarial, Wau and Jonglei.

Responsibilities of the position

Under the direction of the Country Director, the Grant Compliance Officer will carry on the following task:

Proposal development: Lead proposal and budget development process for all proposals to public and private-sector donors for regional and nation-wide emergency and development programs. Serve as team leader and primary writer in some cases.

Keeping up to date on donor reporting requirements and communicate changes to programme staff as appropriate.

Monitoring grant contracts and ensures full compliance with donor requirements.

Building positive relations with programme staff to ensure that accurate and timely reports are submitted.

Assisting the finance and programme staff in the development of budgets, contract negotiations, review of contracts and contract reporting/analysis to ensure compliance with donor regulations.

Maintaining effective records of all grant activities (current projects, applications, donors, reporting timeframes and transfer schedules) via a regularly updated database.

Making operational and programmatic staff aware of contract requirements and monitor compliance.

Assisting in the preparation of external project reviews and project audits, responding to queries and to advise managers at all levels on appropriate steps to take to achieve compliance and meet agreed standards

Experience and Skills


Experience in program management, particularly in East Africa.
One year of International in a similar position: grant management, proposal development (program narratives and budgets) and donor reporting.
Knowledge of a broad range of donor regulations, procedures and requirements.
Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to plan comprehensively, set priorities, and manage multiple projects/deadlines efficiently.
Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English.
Experience in training and capacity building of staff.
Organised and capable of giving priority.
Commitment to the Oxfam principles.

Working conditions


Contract of employment: 12 months.
Annual Gross Salary: 27.930,67euros.
Social benefits: Medical, life and accident insurance provided.
Holidays: 27 working days per year 2014.
Working place: Juba, with availability to visit the projects.
Starting date: As soon as possible (desired 1 may 2014).

How to apply
If interested, please send your application to the follow address:
humanitarianstaff@intermonoxfam.org with the subject title Grant & Compliance Officer South Sudan and the post reference 110/ 13-14.
The closing date for applications is the 07.04.2014. Oxfam Intermón reserves the right to change this date, if considered necessary. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Oxfam Intermón is committed to the principle of equity, diversity and inclusiveness.

How to apply


If you are interested in this job opportunity, please click this link. The closing date for applications is 07/04/2014.


FUNDRAISER (Burundi)

Intermon Oxfam - 7 April, 2014 - 11:15
Tipo  Plantilla Descripción 

Oxfam cherche un Fundraiser pour le Burundi, base à Bujumbura, sous la supervision directe de la Directrice de Pays.

Referencia  108 / 13-14

A Oxfam Intermón, nous croyons en la justice et la solidarité et nous travaillons pour changer le monde. Nous luttons contre les causes de la pauvreté et de l’injustice et pas seulement contre leurs conséquences. A partir d’une vision intégrale, nous agissons dans environ 50 pays en Afrique, Amérique Latine et Asie, où nous travaillons sur plus de 500 projets de Développement et d’Action Humanitaire et où nous promouvons le commerce équitable,le plaidoyer et la mobilisation sociale



Responsabilités


Analyser les tendances et opportunités en relation avec les bailleurs de fonds, dans le but d'établir les stratégies de collecte de fonds pour le pays.

Identifier les besoins de fonds pour les programmes du Burundi.

Identifier les nouvelles opportunités de collecte de fonds, y compris les propositions multi-pays. Associer les besoins du programme pays avec les priorités et les conditions des bailleurs de fonds.

Elaborer la stratégie de financement d'Oxfam au Burundi.

Travailler efficacement avec les autres affiliés Oxfam dans la région, afin d'assurer le financement des programmes au Burundi et de garantir une coordination correcte entre les affiliés et les bailleurs.

Accompagner les équipes de programme dans l'élaboration des propositions complexes afin que les conditions des bailleurs de fonds et les procédures internes soient garanties. Fournir et actualiser l'information concernant les critères et les conditions de chaque bailleur de fonds.

Représenter Oxfam face aux bailleurs de fonds et lors des réunions de funding, dans le but de rendre visible notre travail, négocier les contrats avec les bailleurs de fonds et consolider les relations avec eux et influencer leurs politiques de fonds.

Profil requis


Expérience de minimum 3 ans dans le domaine de la Coopération au Développement, notamment dans le développement du Cycle de Gestion de Programme.

2 ans d'expérience préalable en fundraising et/ou gestion de contrats avec des bailleurs de fonds internationaux comme UE/ ECHO, Nations Unies, bailleurs de fonds bilatéraux et fondations internationales, avec une expérience prouvée dans l'élaboration de stratégies de financement

Une expérience préalable au sein d'Oxfam et/ou au sein d'autres organisations avec des caractéristiques similaires, sera très appréciée.

Diplôme universitaire. Spécialisation en relations internationales, communication et/ou développement appréciés.

Un haut niveau de français et anglais. L'espagnol sera un atout.

Bonnes aptitudes en communication orale et écrite.

Connaissance du contexte des pays du Sud. La connaissance du Burundi et/ou de la région sera spécialement appréciée.

Pro activité, initiative.

Bonne capacité pour travailler avec autonomie.

Orientation aux résultats.

Bonnes compétences interpersonnelles et capacité de travail en réseaux, avec des capacités d'influence.

Disponibilité pour des déplacements (25% du temps approx.)

Identification avec nos valeurs et notre mission.

Conditions


Contrat de 8 mois.
Salaire Brut annuel : selon griller salariale interne
Poste non accompagné, mais déplacement en famille possible
Lieu de travail : Bujumbura, Burundi.

Comment postuler :

Les personnes intéressées peuvent envoyer leur curriculum vitae, lettre de motivation et photographie récente par e-mail à humanitarianstaff@oxfamintermon.org , en indiquant Fundraiser BURUNDI et la référence: Ref. 108/13-14 .

La date de clôture pour les dépôts des dossiers de candidature est fixée au 10.04.2014. Oxfam se réserve le droit de modifier cette date si nécessaire.

Seuls les candidatures présélectionnés seront contactées.

Seulement les candidatures par voie électronique seront acceptées.

Oxfam souscrit au principe de l'équité, de la diversité et de l'inclusion

Procédure de Sélection


Les personnes intéressées peuvent envoyer leur candidature en cliquant sur ce link. La date de clôture pour les dépôts des dossiers de candidature est fixée au 10/04/2014.


TÉCNICO/A COORDINACIÓN WASH (Vacante temporal en Barcelona)

Intermon Oxfam - 7 April, 2014 - 11:15
Tipo  Plantilla Referencia  111/13-14

Oxfam Intermón somos personas que luchamos, con y para las poblaciones desfavorecidas y como parte de un amplio movimiento global, con el objetivo de erradicar la injusticia y la pobreza, y para lograr que todos los seres humanos puedan ejercer plenamente sus derechos y disfrutar de una vida digna. ¿Quieres formar parte de nuestro equipo?



¿Cuáles serán tus funciones?


Para nuestras oficinas de Barcelona y en dependencia jerárquica del Responsable WASH de Acción Humanitaria, la persona seleccionada se responsabilizará de supervisar el desarrollo estratégico y operacional de la especialización de Agua, Higiene y Saneamiento de Oxfam Intermon (OI) de los equipos en terreno, principalmente en la zona de África del Oeste & Cuerno de África, prioritariamente Sur Sudán, Ethiopia, Chad, Mauritania y Burkina Faso. .

Las principales responsabilidades del puesto son:

Desarrollo de misiones nuevas o existentes:

Garantizar la calidad y pertinencia de respuesta y proyectos de OI en Agua, Saneamiento y romoción de Salud e Higiene (WASH).
Liderar la respuesta técnica en terreno (exploratoria y arranque de misión) cuando se trate de apertura de nuevo país o de una emergencia de gran envergadura en un país donde IO tenga presencia.
Asegurar la ejecución y dar seguimiento al sistema de monitoreo y evaluación de los programas humanitarios de WASH.
Supervisar la coordinación de los equipos de terreno de los proyectos de WASH
Asegurar la existencia de capacidad suficiente en terreno para ejecutar los programas WASH a través de la participación en la contratación de personal y la organización de acciones de capacitación para los equipos.
Elaborar y actualizar periódicamente la planificación de WASH en coordinación con los equipos de terreno.

Desarrollo de competencias WaSH para OXFAM Intermón

Dar seguimiento a la política, estrategia, procesos y procedimientos sobre WASH en Acción Humanitaria de OI
Mantenerse al día en materia WaSH (tecnología, métodos, enfoques, herramientas, etc) y colaborar en la creación y actualización de documentos técnicos de referencia para nuestra organización.
Representar a OI en plataformas, foros y universidades ligadas con temas WASH, tanto a nivel nacional como internacional.
Proponer, promover y participar en estudios e investigaciones para mejorar la prestación de servicio de Wash de OI
Asumir responsabilidades delegadas por la Coordinación del área WASH cuando se requiera, para poder dar continuidad al desarrollo estratégico y de implementación de la especialización de Agua, Saneamiento y promoción de Salud e higiene.

¿Qué estamos buscando?


Experiencia mínima de 3 años de trabajo en Ayuda Humanitaria en puestos técnicos WASH que implicaran tanto responsabilidades técnicas como de gestión de equipo, planificación a corto y largo plazo y preferentemente en países de alto perfil humanitario.

Titulación universitaria en alguna área referente en agua, saneamiento y/o promoción de salud e higiene: ingeniería civil, ciencias medioambientales, geología, física, química.

Se valorará estudios de postgrado relacionados con WASH en países en vías de desarrollo.

Imprescindible excelente dominio de inglés y francés. Muy valorable valorable español.

Compromiso para viajar durante aproximadamente un 25% del tiempo.

Identificación y compromiso con la misión y los valores de Intermón Oxfam.

¿Qué te ofrecemos?


Te ofrecemos la oportunidad de incorporarte a una sólida organización referente en el sector y formar parte de un amplio movimiento global contra la injusticia y la pobreza, como miembros activos de Oxfam Internacional.

- Salario bruto anual:32.800euros + Complemento familiar: 473 euros anuales por hijo (máximo 4).
- Gastos pagados o per díem durante los períodos de misión.
- Contrato temporal, por sustitución de maternidad, hasta aprox. Diciembre 2014
- Ubicación: Puesto basado en Barcelona
- Incorporación: Junio 2014

¿Qué hacer si estás interesado en esta vacante?

Envía tu currículum lo antes posible a humanitarianstaff@oxfamintermon.org
con la referencia en el asunto del Mail : Referencia 111/13-14 WASH SEDE
Fecha límite 13 Abril 2014 (Oxfam Intermón se reserva el derecho a modificar este plazo si lo valora necesario).
Solamente se contactarán las candidaturas preseleccionadas.

Oxfam Intermon pone en práctica el principio de igualdad de oportunidades entre mujeres y hombres en todos los puestos.

¿Te interesa?


Si te interesa esta oportunidad, entra a través de este link. El plazo de presentación de solicitudes finalizará el próximo 13/04/2014.


TÉCNICO/A EN SEGUIMIENTO, EVALUACIÓN Y APRENDIZAJE (Vacante Temporal. Barcelona)

Intermon Oxfam - 7 April, 2014 - 11:15
Tipo  Plantilla Referencia  97/13-14

Oxfam Intermón somos personas que luchamos, con y para las poblaciones desfavorecidas y como parte de un amplio movimiento global, con el objetivo de erradicar la injusticia y la pobreza, y para lograr que todos los seres humanos puedan ejercer plenamente sus derechos y disfrutar de una vida digna. ¿Quieres formar parte de nuestro equipo?



¿Cuáles serán tus funciones?


La persona seleccionada se incorporará al Área de Desarrollo Temático y Metodológico (ADTM), en el Dpto de Cooperacion Internacional en la Sede Central en Barcelona.

En dependencia de la Responsable Metodológica de Seguimiento, Evaluación y Aprendizaje, la persona seleccionada se responsabilizará de definir, desarrollar e implementar sistemas de seguimiento, evaluación y aprendizaje de acciones finalistas (programas y proyectos).

Sus funciones principales serán:

Asesorar y acompañar a Responsables Temáticos, Responsables de Programas, Oficiales de Programa, para el diseño e implementación de Sistemas de Seguimiento, Evaluación y Aprendizaje de Programas.

Formar y capacitar a Responsables Temáticos, Responsables de Programas, Oficiales de Programa, Responsables de Campañas e Incidencia Política en conocimientos, habilidades y competencias necesarias en relación a Seguimiento, Evaluación y Aprendizaje.

Desarrollar metodologías, herramientas y procedimientos de seguimiento, evaluación de programas enmarcados en las políticas de Oxfam Intermón y Oxfam y en coordinación con otros afiliados de la Confederación Oxfam.

Dirigir y/o coordinarse con expertos externos sub-contratados, con personal de oficinas y contrapartes relacionados con temas de implementación de planes de seguimiento y evaluación.

Contribuir a difundir los posicionamientos, aprendizajes específicos en temas relacionados con seguimiento y evaluación de programas.

¿Qué estamos buscando?


Formación y experiencia en desarrollo y cooperación internacional. Se requiere experiencia en terreno.
Mínimo 2 años de experiencia en la planificación y/o implementación de programas/ proyectos de cooperación, preferiblemente en terreno.
Experiencia como evaluador/a y/o experiencia como miembro de equipos de investigación.
Se valorará positivamente experiencia y/o conocimientos específicos en la temática de Medios de Vida.
Se valorará positivamente formación y/o experiencia en ayuda humanitaria y desarrollo-
Experiencia en formación o capacitación.
Se requiere nivel avanzado de español, inglés y francés, ya que son idiomas que tendrá que usar habitualmente en su puesto de trabajo.
Conocimientos sobre organización de evaluaciones y seguimiento, métodos de investigación social aplicables a planificación, seguimiento y evaluaciones.
Conocimientos sobre organización institucional de aprendizaje y gestión del conocimiento.
Conocimientos sobre metodología del enfoque de género.
Capacidad de análisis y organización, de gestión y planificación.
Orientación a resultados.
Capacidad de relación interpersonal y de comunicación.
Disponibilidad para viajar.

¿Qué te ofrecemos?


Cubrir una sustitución por maternidad aprox. 5 meses.
Salario bruto anual: 32.800 euros
Ubicación: Sede Central en Barcelona
Incorporación prevista: aprox. finales de Abril.

¿Qué hacer si estás interesado en esta vacante?
Las personas interesadas pueden enviar el currículum a humanitarianstaff@oxfamintermon.org indicando la referencia en el asunto del mail.

El plazo de finalización de recepción de solicitudes es el 13 de Abril 2014, bajo reserva de modificar este plazo si lo valoramos necesario.

Oxfam Intermón pone en práctica el principio de igualdad de oportunidades entre mujeres y hombres en todos los puestos.

¿Te interesa?


Si te interesa esta oportunidad, entra a través de este link. El plazo de presentación de solicitudes finalizará el próximo 13/04/2014.


What are the limits of transparency and technology? From three gurus of the openness movement (Eigen, Rajani, McGee)

Latest from Duncan Green's blog - 7 April, 2014 - 07:30

After a slightly disappointing ‘wonkwar’ on migration, let’s try a less adversarial format for another big development issue: Transparency and Accountability. I have an instinctive suspicion of anything that sounds like a magic bullet, a cost-free solution, or motherhood and apple pie in general. So the current surge in interest on open data and transparency has me grumbling and sniffing the air. Are politicians just grabbing it as a cheap announcement in austere times? Does it contain some kind of implicit right wing assumptions (an individualist homo economicus maximising market efficiency through open data)? And is there any evidence that transparency actually has much impact on the lives of poor people (after all, the proponents of transparency and results-based agendas are often the same organizations, so I hope they are practicing what they preach….)

I put these fears to three transparency gurus, and here are their fascinating responses, striking in their quality and level of, well, openness. It’s a long read, but I hope you’ll agree, a worthwhile one. Think we’ll just stick with comments on this one – doesn’t feel like a vote would be useful (but let me know if you think otherwise)

What else is needed to make transparency have impact?

Prof. Dr.  Peter Eigen, Transparency international (Founder, Chairman of the Advisory Council)

Transparency is not a magic bullet but rather part of the arsenal. Transparency, when combined with accountable and responsive institutions as well as the space for civil society to get involved, is a game changer. These other factors are what make transparency meaningful and useful to build trust, fight corruption and achieve development progress. Alone, transparency may be cost-free but it also falls short on realizing all the promises that have been tied up with it.

But what does transparency really encompass or mean? Transparency can generally be defined as the “characteristic of governments, companies, organisations and individuals of being open in the clear disclosure of information, rules, plans, processes and actions”.

Take the case of public spending. Transparency can be used to follow the money to make sure that promised funds are turned into results for the poorest. In Mexico, “social witnesses” are required by law and have overseen more than $50 billion of public spending and tendering procedures. Findings from Transparency International show that in countries where there is greater openness, more checks-and-balances and better rule of law, more pregnant women have healthy births, more children and young people are educated to read, and more families have access to clean water and sanitation.

But in all of these cases, the ‘magic bullet’ of transparency is more part of a broader magic formula. Open government information is combined with governments that are willing to be held to account, official channels that allow for a government’s accountability and the rule of law, and individuals that are able and wanting to hold their government to account.

When it comes to companies, improving transparency can be used to see what businesses are paying into government coffers in terms of taxes, royalties, licenses and other payments. But again, simply putting the information out in the public domain does not equate to changes in practice or market efficiencies unless there are shareholders, governments and individuals that have the means to convert transparency into changes in policies and actions.

Transparency International (TI), the organization that I founded over 20 years ago, has seen how much increased openness can lead to real and lasting change when these other pieces of the puzzle are present. TI can be found in more than 100 countries where it has national chapters.

What TI has learned is that it is not just the quantity of information provided but the quality: is it comparable, timely, accessible, understandable and useful? It is also about matching the supply of information with the demand for certain types of information.

Information may be “cost-free”, but there may be no one interested in it unless it meets these characteristics and speaks to people’s needs.

Sorting this out for development is what will make possible a “data revolution” as has been called for by the UN and others, rather than creating a deluge of information.

We walk the fine line between just opening the information faucets in the name of “transparency” and providing what is needed to allow individuals to participate, provide oversight, prevent corruption and make informed choices.

Why transparency and technology won’t drive accountability

Rakesh Rajani, Head of Twaweza East Africa and the co-chair of the Open Government Partnership

Ideas that hold the most promise can also be the most deceptive; for their power and allure can mask the inconvenient hard thinking that come in the way of a good story. The use of technology in development, and in particular its potential to close the gap between citizen voice and state responsiveness, is one such idea.

In the past decade, many a development blogpost, newspaper article and YouTube video has gushed about the transformative power of the internet and mobile telephony – in closing information asymmetries, creating pathways for citizen expression and feedback, monitoring service delivery, visualizing data, and creating new possibilities for collective action. At Twaweza, we have claimed that the spread of communication technologies is a ‘game changer’ in East Africa, that the information space has been ‘democratized’ now that the content and methods that used to be the preserve of a few are open to the many, and because facts and ideas can travel in so many directions, so quickly and at little cost. Who cannot be moved by the memes of citizens mapping their neighborhood, or village women reporting the broken water point, or budget visuals that give you simple, color-coded bubbles to follow your money?

That technology can allow us to do interesting things is amply documented. I’ve just reviewed a useful book of several such case studies that the World Bank will launch on April 9. The trouble is that too many of us too much of the time have oversold its promise. Not so long ago grownups would talk as if all one had to do was to sprinkle mobile phones or internet and the persistent, structural imbalances and power asymmetries that had dogged us for decades would melt away. ‘Apps for Africa’ was the new Live Aid and microcredit revolution rolled into one. Thankfully, for the most part, we are past that stage.

With hindsight, it’s tempting to be snide. But it’s not so easy in practice. At Twaweza we’ve supported a number of thoughtful, caring people to roll out seemingly well-designed technology-driven initiatives (see, for example, here, here, and here), ideas that many smart people from local NGOs and media to the World Bank and prestigious universities found compelling, but that did not live up to their original promise in uptake or fostering accountability. I suspect that we have no monopoly on a particularly high rate of failure, but are simply more willing and able to talk openly about it. Even those that ‘work’ often do not last beyond their initial phases (for example on the limits of Ushahidi see here, here, and here) or transform the underlying constraints they were set up to address. Snazzier forms do not a function make; when the authorities choose to ignore the content there isn’t much difference between a wooden suggestion box and a citizen feedback website with analytics.

So how do we think sensibly about these issues?

First, just because technologies can allow us to collect, store, analyze and communicate data and ideas in unprecedented ways should not lull us to think they can address old, entrenched problems in unprecedented ways. The primary constraints for human action are non-technological in nature. Most people who do not speak up in public meetings have perfectly functioning voices, and training them on better enunciation will not help matters much. Many technology projects have been hampered by inadequate theorizing, by political economy and social movement analysis, and by the lack of reference to historical evidence. And while clear and imaginative thinking is universally valuable, by necessity this analysis needs to be contextual. In particular we need to be particularly cautious about transferring successful use of technology from one place and time to another.

Second, we need a deep understanding of human motivation; of why people – on both the ‘citizen demand’ and ‘responsive state’ sides – would choose to pay attention, take action, and persist when setbacks happen, and a more granular (than just ‘citizens’ or ‘authorities’) of who would act. Our assumptions on each of these can be ill informed and poorly thought through, leaving us perplexed on why no one showed up for the thing we built so well. A simple set of questions, such as these (see Fig 3 on page 32) developed by a team evaluating citizen action in our Uwezo initiative, can be instructive.

Third, as Twaweza Advisory Board member Lant Pritchett puts it, however smart we are or well we do our homework, we are bound to not get it right the first (or second or third) time. That being so, what matters is how we test and tweak, and retest and retweak; set up agile feedback loops in a structured manner; and establish internal incentives and external relationships that can foster a culture of iteration and learning. The point here is not to experiment all day in boutique labs with little regard to impact, but rather to integrate experimentation and adaptation at the heart of how we implement at scale.

These lessons arise here in reflecting on the limits of technology to drive accountability, but in fact apply more broadly. And that is the point. Technology and transparency don’t drive anything. People, who organize and at times use technology to do so, do.

Motherhood, apple-pie and openness

Rosemary McGee, Institute of Development Studies (UK), Research and Evidence Component Coordinator of Making All Voices Count, and Technical Advisor to Open Government Partnership

I’ll start by being a typical academic: whether transparency is necessary and important for development purposes depends on one’s definition of a number of terms.  First, development.  That might mean the extension of market economics to the furthest corners of the globe, the achievement of the MDGs, or the ability of people to imagine the world differently and realise that vision by changing the power relations that disadvantage them.

Second, transparency.  To TI, founded 20 years ago, transparency means clear disclosure of information, rules and actions, as in the definition Peter Eigen sets out above.  Since then, definition-creep has set in.  Lots of terms have come to be connected with it.  Is this a definitional issue that only bothers hair-splitters like me, or a real issue that ought to bother all of us?

There’s ‘openness’, which is anything from laissez-faire capitalism and free trade regimes (the economist’s definition), to inter-operability and the access to use and modify data and computer code in a shared environment (the techie’s definition), to a critical attitude to tradition (the open society advocate’s definition).  And several more – these are just the three most relevant to the present debate.

Then there’s ‘open government’, which according to the Open Government Partnership means greater civic participation in public affairs, and governments which are more transparent, responsive, accountable, and effective.

And then there is the usage of transparency which treats it as the harbinger of accountability.  This puts accountability as the goal, and transparency as one contributing factor, linked to it in an ‘uncertain relationship’, as Jonathan Fox warned several years ago.

‘Openness’ and ‘open government’ may have many effects that are good for people in situations of poverty and marginalization.  They may also have effects which are not, and effects which are bad for them, at least relatively speaking.  They may ease the corporate pillaging of natural resources or the monopolistic buying-up of subsistence farm land. They may demonize ‘tradition’ in ways that undermine informal institutions on which poor people or minorities depend for their livelihoods or their dignity.  Or perhaps they provide a smokescreen behind which governments hone their capacities to spy on suspect citizens.  The scope for the bad effects increases exponentially as technologies lower the costs and shorten the timeframes of ‘opening up’, reducing the pressure for careful appraisal.

Whether ‘openness’ and ‘open government’ are good for poor people depends on who is promoting them and using them, and for what.  (A recent learning study on assumptions and realities about the users of tech-based transparency and accountability initiatives suggests that, if the ‘who’ and ‘for what’ questions are asked too rarely about the promoters of tech-for-T&A, they are asked even more rarely about the people the promoters claim to be benefitting – which leads straight to the ‘whether’ question, but that’s another story.)

I believe that accountability in public and corporate governance is a universally good thing that is good for poor and marginalized people.  My belief doesn’t extend universally to all the approaches set out above.  Unlike ‘openness’ or ‘open data’, transparency for accountability means a value-based commitment to a particular kind of change, one rooted in principles of human rights and fairness.  The Open Government Partnership’s definition of its purpose is rooted in these too (although that may come as a surprise given some of the governments that have been let into the OGP).  For governance to get more accountable in any country in the world, African, Asian and Latin American countries, transparency would certainly be necessary, and openness, open data, open government might contribute.

There is not enough evidence yet that transparency does have a positive impact on poor people’s lives, because of the non-linear relationships between transparency and accountability, and between accountability and better lives.  The causal chains are long and complex, and include a lot of false starts and dead ends.  Programmes like Making All Voices Count, backed by funders who are both proponents of transparency and strongly results-based in orientation, are investing considerably in building more evidence on whether it’s so and, when so, how it happens.  But in this field marked by frenetic aid, philanthropic, entrepreneurial and surveillance activity, let’s not leapfrog over the questions of what is being pursued under the heading of ‘transparency’, who is promoting it, and why.

Now that’s what I call transformation: Latin America then and now, and Tony Benn RIP

Latest from Duncan Green's blog - 5 April, 2014 - 07:30

For those of you yet to join the twitterati, here are two images that went viral when I tweeted them recently. First up, the presidents of Brazil, Argentina and Chile, now v 1970s (h/t @rabble). Amazing, eh? It’s actually a bit messier than that- the three military dudes are all Chilean (Messrs Leigh, Pinochet and Merino), but the generals were indeed in power in Argentina and Brazil at that point.  Second, a particularly memorable set of ‘questions to the powerful’ suggested by the late Tony Benn. Enjoy.

TÉCNICO/A COORDINACIÓN WASH (Vacante temporal en Barcelona)

Intermon Oxfam - 4 April, 2014 - 19:15
Tipo  Plantilla Referencia  111/13-14

Oxfam Intermón somos personas que luchamos, con y para las poblaciones desfavorecidas y como parte de un amplio movimiento global, con el objetivo de erradicar la injusticia y la pobreza, y para lograr que todos los seres humanos puedan ejercer plenamente sus derechos y disfrutar de una vida digna. ¿Quieres formar parte de nuestro equipo?



¿Cuáles serán tus funciones?


Para nuestras oficinas de Barcelona y en dependencia jerárquica del Responsable WASH de Acción Humanitaria, la persona seleccionada se responsabilizará de supervisar el desarrollo estratégico y operacional de la especialización de Agua, Higiene y Saneamiento de Oxfam Intermon (OI) de los equipos en terreno, principalmente en la zona de África del Oeste & Cuerno de África, prioritariamente Sur Sudán, Ethiopia, Chad, Mauritania y Burkina Faso. .

Las principales responsabilidades del puesto son:

Desarrollo de misiones nuevas o existentes:

Garantizar la calidad y pertinencia de respuesta y proyectos de OI en Agua, Saneamiento y romoción de Salud e Higiene (WASH).
Liderar la respuesta técnica en terreno (exploratoria y arranque de misión) cuando se trate de apertura de nuevo país o de una emergencia de gran envergadura en un país donde IO tenga presencia.
Asegurar la ejecución y dar seguimiento al sistema de monitoreo y evaluación de los programas humanitarios de WASH.
Supervisar la coordinación de los equipos de terreno de los proyectos de WASH
Asegurar la existencia de capacidad suficiente en terreno para ejecutar los programas WASH a través de la participación en la contratación de personal y la organización de acciones de capacitación para los equipos.
Elaborar y actualizar periódicamente la planificación de WASH en coordinación con los equipos de terreno.

Desarrollo de competencias WaSH para OXFAM Intermón

Dar seguimiento a la política, estrategia, procesos y procedimientos sobre WASH en Acción Humanitaria de OI
Mantenerse al día en materia WaSH (tecnología, métodos, enfoques, herramientas, etc) y colaborar en la creación y actualización de documentos técnicos de referencia para nuestra organización.
Representar a OI en plataformas, foros y universidades ligadas con temas WASH, tanto a nivel nacional como internacional.
Proponer, promover y participar en estudios e investigaciones para mejorar la prestación de servicio de Wash de OI
Asumir responsabilidades delegadas por la Coordinación del área WASH cuando se requiera, para poder dar continuidad al desarrollo estratégico y de implementación de la especialización de Agua, Saneamiento y promoción de Salud e higiene.

¿Qué estamos buscando?


Experiencia mínima de 3 años de trabajo en Ayuda Humanitaria en puestos técnicos WASH que implicaran tanto responsabilidades técnicas como de gestión de equipo, planificación a corto y largo plazo y preferentemente en países de alto perfil humanitario.

Titulación universitaria en alguna área referente en agua, saneamiento y/o promoción de salud e higiene: ingeniería civil, ciencias medioambientales, geología, física, química.

Se valorará estudios de postgrado relacionados con WASH en países en vías de desarrollo.

Imprescindible excelente dominio de inglés y francés. Muy valorable valorable español.

Compromiso para viajar durante aproximadamente un 25% del tiempo.

Identificación y compromiso con la misión y los valores de Intermón Oxfam.

¿Qué te ofrecemos?


Te ofrecemos la oportunidad de incorporarte a una sólida organización referente en el sector y formar parte de un amplio movimiento global contra la injusticia y la pobreza, como miembros activos de Oxfam Internacional.

- Salario bruto anual:32.800euros + Complemento familiar: 473 euros anuales por hijo (máximo 4).
- Gastos pagados o per díem durante los períodos de misión.
- Contrato temporal, por sustitución de maternidad, hasta aprox. Diciembre 2014
- Ubicación: Puesto basado en Barcelona
- Incorporación: Junio 2014

¿Qué hacer si estás interesado en esta vacante?

Envía tu currículum lo antes posible a humanitarianstaff@oxfamintermon.org
con la referencia en el asunto del Mail : Referencia 111/13-14 WASH SEDE
Fecha límite 13 Abril 2014 (Oxfam Intermón se reserva el derecho a modificar este plazo si lo valora necesario).
Solamente se contactarán las candidaturas preseleccionadas.

Oxfam Intermon pone en práctica el principio de igualdad de oportunidades entre mujeres y hombres en todos los puestos.

¿Te interesa?


Si te interesa esta oportunidad, entra a través de este link. El plazo de presentación de solicitudes finalizará el próximo 13/04/2014.


GRANT & COMPLIANCE OFFICER (South Sudan)

Intermon Oxfam - 4 April, 2014 - 19:15
Tipo  Plantilla Referencia  110/13-14

At Oxfam Intermón, we are people who believe in justice and solidarity, and work to change the world. We fight the causes of poverty and injustice, and not just against their consequences. We are acting in a comprehensive way in around fifty countries of Africa, Latin America and Asia, working on more than 500 development and humanitarian action projects, we promote fair trade and social awareness and mobilisation campaigns.



Key Responsibilities


The Grants & Compliance Officer will be the central coordination point of all proposal development and report writing activities. He is responsible for quality grants management throughout the country program. The Grants & Compliance Officer will need to assess needs and develop grants management capacity of the field based teams, ensure compliance with donor requirements, ensure quality information management related to programs/ grants

Context
A political crisis within the Government of South Sudan which began on 15th December 2013 has spilled over into armed conflict based on ethnic divisions. The result of this has been significant movement as people have fled their homes within the capital, Juba, and other areas affected by fighting. The major newly reported concentrations of displaced people are in Central Equatoria, Lakes, Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity states. In particular over 75,000 people from Jonglei have been displaced to Minkaman and surrounding areas in Awerial County, Lakes State. The most optimistic predictions suggest that the crisis will continue for some time and that it is unlikely that people will be able/willing to return to their homes in the near future.
Oxfam is already based and working in several existing humanitarian programmes in the Country and currently starting a humanitarian response emergency to the on-going crisis in Awarial, Wau and Jonglei.

Responsibilities of the position

Under the direction of the Country Director, the Grant Compliance Officer will carry on the following task:

Proposal development: Lead proposal and budget development process for all proposals to public and private-sector donors for regional and nation-wide emergency and development programs. Serve as team leader and primary writer in some cases.

Keeping up to date on donor reporting requirements and communicate changes to programme staff as appropriate.

Monitoring grant contracts and ensures full compliance with donor requirements.

Building positive relations with programme staff to ensure that accurate and timely reports are submitted.

Assisting the finance and programme staff in the development of budgets, contract negotiations, review of contracts and contract reporting/analysis to ensure compliance with donor regulations.

Maintaining effective records of all grant activities (current projects, applications, donors, reporting timeframes and transfer schedules) via a regularly updated database.

Making operational and programmatic staff aware of contract requirements and monitor compliance.

Assisting in the preparation of external project reviews and project audits, responding to queries and to advise managers at all levels on appropriate steps to take to achieve compliance and meet agreed standards

Experience and Skills


Experience in program management, particularly in East Africa.
One year of International in a similar position: grant management, proposal development (program narratives and budgets) and donor reporting.
Knowledge of a broad range of donor regulations, procedures and requirements.
Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to plan comprehensively, set priorities, and manage multiple projects/deadlines efficiently.
Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English.
Experience in training and capacity building of staff.
Organised and capable of giving priority.
Commitment to the Oxfam principles.

Working conditions


Contract of employment: 12 months.
Annual Gross Salary: 27.930,67euros.
Social benefits: Medical, life and accident insurance provided.
Holidays: 27 working days per year 2014.
Working place: Juba, with availability to visit the projects.
Starting date: As soon as possible (desired 1 may 2014).

How to apply
If interested, please send your application to the follow address:
humanitarianstaff@intermonoxfam.org with the subject title Grant & Compliance Officer South Sudan and the post reference 110/ 13-14.
The closing date for applications is the 07.04.2014. Oxfam Intermón reserves the right to change this date, if considered necessary. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Oxfam Intermón is committed to the principle of equity, diversity and inclusiveness.

How to apply


If you are interested in this job opportunity, please click this link. The closing date for applications is 07/04/2014.


RESPONSABLE D'ACTION HUMANITAIRE (Mauritanie)

Intermon Oxfam - 4 April, 2014 - 19:15
Tipo  Plantilla Referencia  109/13-14

A Oxfam Intermón, nous croyons en la justice et la solidarité et nous travaillons pour changer le monde. Nous luttons contre les causes de la pauvreté et de l’injustice et pas seulement contre leurs conséquences. A partir d’une vision intégrale, nous agissons dans environ 50 pays en Afrique, Amérique Latine et Asie, où nous travaillons sur plus de 500 projets de Développement et d’Action Humanitaire et où nous promouvons le commerce équitable,le plaidoyer et la mobilisation sociale



Responsabilités


Pour notre mission dans le pays du Mauritanie, nous recherchons un/e Responsable d'action humanitaire qui sera en chargé de la gestion des activités logistique, administrative et financière du projet.
Placée sous la responsabilité hiérarchique du Directeur de Pays, et sous responsabilité fonctionnelle du Coordinateur Régional D'Action Humanitaire pour Afrique de l'Ouest et le Maghreb, la personne sélectionnée sera responsable de contrôler, définir, proposer et diriger les défis humanitaires d'Oxfam Intermón dans le pays, en analysant le contexte et en proposant des projets et des programmes pertinents. Le lieu de travail sera Nouakchott.

Responsabilités:
Surveiller le contexte politique, économique et social, la situation de sécurité et les effets sur la situation humanitaire de la population.
Concevoir, formuler et mettre en place la stratégie d'action humanitaire et la planification du plan de préparation, réponse humanitaire et gestion de risques.
Diriger le processus de planification, exécution et justification du Programme Humanitaire avec son équipe,
En cas de crise et / ou détérioration de la situation actuel, réaliser une évaluation des besoins humanitaires et proposer, au Directeur du Pays et au Coordinateur Régional d'Action Humanitaire, une stratégie d'intervention.
Diriger les interventions humanitaires de préparation, DRR et réponse.
Veiller pour l'application des standards de qualité et instruments d'Oxfam International
Garantir la mise à jour du Plan de Contingence d'Oxfam Intermón au Mauritanie.
Représenter Oxfam Intermón dans les fora humanitaires nationales et régionales si nécessaire.
Suivre et garantir le respect des requêtes des bailleurs de fonds.
Assurer une bonne gestion des ressources d'AH (humaines, financières et matérielles).
Coordonner et diriger le développement des personnes qui font partie de l'équipe en garantissant le respect des normes et politiques de RH de l'organisation.
Veiller pour le respect des normes de sécurité des équipes d'action humanitaire sur le terrain en accord avec le guide de sécurité dans le pays et veiller pour le respect du Code de Conduite.

Profil requis


Diplôme universitaire : agriculture, élevage, socio-économie, Wash. Une formation complémentaire en Action Humanitaire sera un plus.
Connaissances du DHI, plans de contingence, de réponse humanitaire, de préparation, de mitigation et prévention de désastres.
Trois ans minimum d'expérience sur le terrain dans la gestion de programmes humanitaires dans des postes de coordination. Souhaitable expérience de travail avec des partenaires.
Expérience dans la réalisation des missions exploratoires et formulation, suivi et évaluations des projets humanitaires.
Expérience dans la gestion des projets d'Eau, hygiène et Assainissement sera un plus
Expérience en analyses de contexte et de la sécurité.
Maîtrise du français.
Informatique: connaissance au niveau d'utilisateur. Bonne connaissance d'Excel.
Disponibilité pour voyager.
Adhésion aux principes de l'équité, diversité et inclusivité, en matière d'emploi et engagement avec les principes humanitaires et l'idéologie d'OI.

Conditions


Type de contrat: Contrat de 6 mois (renouvelable si besoin)
Rétribution: 38.733,76 euros Brut/annuel
Le lieu de travail : Nouakchott
Incorporation: Le plus tôt possible

Procedúre de seleccion:
Faites parvenir votre candidature (CV avec photo et lettre d'intérêt), en spécifiant la référence du processus : RPAH 109/13-14 dans l'objet de votre courriel à: humanitarianstaff@oxfamintermon.org

Date limite de réception des candidatures: 06.04.2014. Oxfam Intermon se réserve le droit de prolonger la date réception selon les circonstances.

Oxfam Intermón souscrit au principe de l'équité, de la diversité et de l'inclusion.

Procédure de Sélection


Les personnes intéressées peuvent envoyer leur candidature en cliquant sur ce link. La date de clôture pour les dépôts des dossiers de candidature est fixée au 06/04/2014.


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