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Local biomass burning is a dominant cause of the observed precipitation reduction in southern Africa

<p>Observations indicate a precipitation decline over large parts of southern Africa since the 1950s. Concurrently, atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases and aerosols have increased due to anthropogenic activities. Here we show that local black carbon and organic carbon aerosol emissions from biomass burning activities are a main cause of the observed decline in southern African dry season precipitation over the last century. Near the main biomass burning regions, global and regional modelling indicates precipitation decreases of 20&ndash;30%, with large spatial variability. Increasing global CO2 concentrations further contribute to precipitation reductions, somewhat less in magnitude but covering a larger area. Whereas precipitation changes from increased CO2 are driven by large-scale circulation changes, the increase in biomass burning aerosols causes local drying of the atmosphere. This study illustrates that reducing local biomass burning aerosol emissions may be a useful way to mitigate reduced rainfall in the region.</p>

14 Apr 2016 09:23:40 GMT

The AIIB and investment in action on climate change

<p>This working paper from the ODI suggests Asian countries are emerging as leaders in clean energy with new business models that meet the needs of poor people within poor countries. Countries in the region are also highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. A focus on low emission paths to sustainable development represents an investment in a future with major long-term commercial benefits for many members of the AIIB.</p><p>The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a new actor in international development finance led by developing countries to scale up investment in infrastructure. It has an opportunity to establish a new approach to infrastructure investment that prioritises renewable energy, climate resilience and sustainable development. The report proposes concludes that AIIB&rsquo;s investments can help expand markets for renewable energy, and change the narrative around the emphasis of China&rsquo;s overseas investments as one focused on clean sustainable development, rather than resource extraction.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

14 Apr 2016 03:55:24 GMT

Strengthening the food systems governance evidence base: Supporting commensurability of research through a systematic review of methods

<p>This document is a sytematic review of food systems governance indicators. It was undertaken by the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR)&rsquo;s Research Programme on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).</p><p>Its purpose is for archival records and is confined to details of the review method and results, with framing and interpretation and implications of results excluded. It was intended as a response to a lack of commensurability of existing research on food systems governance.</p><p>It was proposed to address this knowledge gap through proposing core indicators to be used in future research, which it is hoped will be adopted in a more consolidated second generation of research on food systems governance designed to support subsequent comparison and aggregation of results.</p><p>This core set of indicators are to be assembled through a systematic review of literature.</p>

14 Apr 2016 02:52:40 GMT

Who drives climate-relevant policies in the Rising Powers?

<p>The future of human life on our planet is influenced increasingly by what goes on in the rising powers. This report presents a political economy analysis of their policies, comparing China, India, Brazil and South Africa.</p><p>The importance of these countries for global climate deals is undisputed. What is less clear is the domestic politics behind their global positioning. Who drives &ndash; or obstructs &ndash; the adoption of climate-relevant policies in their own countries? This report analyses the question by focusing on renewable energy policies. The political economy approach adopted in the report rests on four critical steps:</p><ul><li>recognising that no single actor has the political and financial resources to bring about the required transformations</li><li>recognising that in government, civil society and business actors seek to drive or block these transformations</li><li>the need to focus attention on alliances across these categories; and</li><li>iIncluding actors with different motives helps to understand and accelerate transformations</li></ul><p>This approach is used to unravel and compare what goes on in China, India, Brazil and South Africa. The methodological challenge lies in cutting through complexity, especially if changes over time are considered. Alliances and narratives keep changing. The overall message is that rapid political economy analysis is possible and a focus on alliances provides much needed hope that green transformations can be accelerated.</p>

12 Apr 2016 04:07:54 GMT

Transformations for sustainable development: promoting environmental sustainability in Asia and the Pacific

<p>Asia and the Pacific is a dynamic region. Regional megatrends, such as urbanization, economic and trade integration and rising incomes and changing consumption patterns, are transforming its societies and economies while multiplying the environmental challenges.</p><p>These environmental challenges range from growing greenhouse gas emissions, poor air quality, land use change, pressure on marine ecosystems, biodiversity loss and increasing demand for resources, such as energy and water. These megatrends are already shaping the future patterns of resource use and defining who benefits the most and who loses. A basic premise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is that trade-offs between environmental protection, shared prosperity and social progress can no longer be viewed as acceptable.</p><p>Aligning these trends with sustainable development requires political will and action to reshape the relationships between the economy, society and the environment. This report examines four critical determinants of the relationships between these three dimensions of sustainable development as targets for fundamental transformations&mdash;in social justice, resource efficiency, investment flows and economic structures.</p>

07 Apr 2016 09:56:14 GMT

The implications of land issues for climate resilient informal settlements in Fiji and Papua New Guinea

<p>This research aims to understand the implications of land issues for the climate resilience of informal settlements in Fiji and Papua New Guinea, both of which have more than 80% customary tenure.</p><p>Findings from the research are intended to inform people in the land and property sector about existing land issues and the complexity of resettlement in the context of land tenure arrangements, and the issues that need to be addressed in the process of resettlement in order to protect the rights of people in informal settlements, and improve their abilities to adapt to current climate variability and future climate change.</p>

04 Apr 2016 07:26:24 GMT

Vulnerability and risk assessment to support implementation of the Uttarakhand action plan on climate change

<p>The Climate Knowledge and Development Network supported a Vulnerability and Risk Assessment process in Uttarakhand to provide the Government of Uttarakhand with the evidence base to refine and prioritise the UAPCC.</p><p>This was to help facilitate the implementation of the plan. At the same time, an important component of the enabling environment for climate compatible development in the state is the level of ownership and leadership at various levels and in different sectors.</p><p>As such an integrated component was to deal with engagement of stakeholders and institutionalizing the UAPCC within the wider policy and decision-making process of the state.</p>

04 Apr 2016 05:50:22 GMT

A case for gender-responsive budgeting in Myanmar

<p>It is widely recognised that the effects of climate change on water and land resources can disproportionately affect women in development issues. A country&rsquo;s budget can be a powerful lever for social transformation.</p><p>A budget is the tool a government has to help it translate national resources into allocations which meet the needs and aspirations of its population, and set the country on a path to sustainable and equitable development. If a budget does not account for the different needs of women and men, it is &lsquo;gender-blind&rsquo; &ndash; i.e., it perpetuates inequality through biased spending. More often than not, national budgets favour men and the groups, institutions and systems that are led by men. In Myanmar, the budgetary process is largely male-led; few women participate in formal decision making.</p><p>Consequently, budgetary allocations that target women&rsquo;s practical and strategic gender needs remain low. This briefing paper &ndash; prepared by ActionAid, CARE, the Women&rsquo;s Organisations&rsquo; Network (WON) and Oxfam &ndash; demonstrates just how important it is for Myanmar to adopt gender-responsive budgeting and provides recommendations to help achieve this.</p><p>[adapted from source]</p>

04 Apr 2016 05:30:20 GMT

Gender, agriculture and water insecurity

<p>El Ni&ntilde;o has already had devastating impacts on countries in Africa that primarily rely on agriculture. Drought, loss of livestock and failed harvests push poor households into food stress and result in children being removed from school or families migrating. Policy and programme implementation for water insecurity must consider social norms around gender and other drivers of inequality.</p><p>Too often, policies and programmes on agricultural water management are gender blind and don&#39;t consider women&#39;s unique needs and experiences.</p><p>This paper explains how and why improved water management on the farm matters for women and girls, and what can be done to better support opportunities for them, as well as for men and boys, in the face of climate change.</p><p>The authors identify three areas where gender-focused programming needs to address the unique vulnerabilities of women to water (in)security: Women are often at the pinch point of water-related tasks in the home and on the farm, with pressure intensifying around seasonal periods of scarcity in many developing countries.</p><p>Compared to men, women may have less access to or control of assets that can be used to buffer against the effects of rainfall variability.</p><p>Women often have fewer opportunities to pursue off-farm work or migrate to urban areas as a temporary coping strategy for seasonal food and income shortages, or for shortages caused by droughts and floods.</p>

04 Apr 2016 05:19:32 GMT

Middle East and North Africa economic update 2010

<p>In an area heavily invested in the energy sector, changes in approach have both direct and indirect effects on climate.</p><p>This edition of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional economic update concerns the region recovering from the financial crisis along with the global economy. Growth in 2010 is expected to be 4.4 percent region-wide, driven by domestic absorption as well as a positive contribution from external demand.</p><p>The recovery from the crisis differs by country depending on initial conditions and the intensity of the impact via the three principal channels through which the global financial crisis affected MENA economies-the financial sector, the price of oil, and the balance of payments, reflecting the impact on trade, remittances and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are leading the regional recovery as oil prices have rebounded and the GCC financial sector is stabilizing.</p><p>Developing oil exporters felt the impact of the crisis, and now the recovery, largely through the oil price channel, due to the limited integration of their banking sectors into global financial markets and the importance of oil in their exports.</p><p>[adapted from source]</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

04 Apr 2016 05:01:08 GMT

Real-time evaluation of Norway's international climate and forest initiative. Literature review and programme theory.

<p>The report presents findings of a baseline for a new wave of real time evaluation of Norway&rsquo;s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI). Two separate but closely connected studies have been conducted following an extensive literature review, workshops, and interviews.</p><p><strong>Study A</strong> reviews and summarizes research relevant to REDD+ and identifies the gaps where additional research and evaluation is needed.</p><p><strong>Study B</strong> considers the program theories behind NICFI and REDD+ and assesses the extent to which the current intervention theories and design of NICFI show the conditions necessary to achieve its objectives. The study draws on the findings from study A and includes an assessment of the degree to which the program/intervention theory or theories are based on available research based knowledge.</p><p>The two studies conducted in parallel, identify ways in which NICFI can improve and capitalize on emerging best practices and knowledge.</p><p>The Norwegian government launched its International Climate and Forest Initiative in December 2007, pledging up to NOK 3 billion annually to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+).&nbsp;</p><p><em>The Evaluation Department at the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) has commissioned real-time evaluation of Norway&rsquo;s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) from consultants and experts. Comprising evaluations and studies on specific topics and themes, the objective is to provide timely information and rapid learning opportunities for programing and management of NICFI.</em></p><p><em>Phase 1 of the real time evaluation was conducted during 2010- 2013. Phase 2 of the real time evaluation started in 2015. This report is the first publication within the second phase of the evaluation.</em></p>

04 Apr 2016 04:42:53 GMT

How much “mega” in the mega- regional TPP and TTIP: implications for developing countries

<p>The researcher suggests there is no question that the &ldquo;mega-regional&rdquo; trade deals in the Pacific and across the Atlantic are big and that if completed and implemented, they will cover a large portion of global trade and investment.</p><p>This paper examines the TPP text to identify provisions that are more or less development-friendly, especially for Vietnam, which is the poorest signatory to the deal by far. It concludes with with recommendations for US and EU policymakers that would mitigate potential negative effects for developing countries and for the multilateral trading system, including rules of origin that minimize trade diversion.</p><p>[adapted from source]</p>

04 Apr 2016 04:35:06 GMT

Leave no country behind: a regional look at performance on selected MDGs and SDGs

<p>Knowing which regions and countries are lagging according to which indicators is an indispensable precursor to better targeting by governments and development partners. Moreover, recognition of how starting points matter is crucial for policy to focus on implementing the SDG call for country specificity alongside its embrace of the leave no one behind agenda</p><p>In Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America, countries that have been reported as off-track in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have in fact done better than expected given their starting points.</p><p>Across all regions countries have particularly performed well on indicators that include reduction of maternal mortality, increases in secondary enrolment and access to cooking fuel and electricity. However under-performance on indicators varies depending on the regional context.</p><p>While Asia-Pacific has under-performed expectations on the use of modern energy services; for Latin America and the Caribbean, particular deficits are undernutrition and electricity; and for Africa they are sanitation and the maternal mortality ratio. Knowing which regions and countries are lagging according to which indicators is invaluable to better targeting by governments and development partners.</p>

04 Apr 2016 04:29:27 GMT

The cost of irrigation water in the Jordan Valley

<p>The purpose of this study was to determine the financial cost of irrigation water in the Jordan Valley and the corresponding impact of higher water prices on farming. The analysis shows that JVA needs significant tariff increases to be able to attain a more financially sustainable footing. In case JVA wants to at least cover its operating and maintenance costs in 2013, it will require JD 0.108 per m3 - assuming that the current cross-subsidies and current inefficiency levels remain unchanged. Yet, if the JVA would be able to reduce its billing and collection inefficiencies, the required irrigation water tariff drops to JD 0.066 per m3.</p><p>The more efficient JVA becomes in providing irrigation water, the smaller the required tariff increases. The JVA can improve its efficiency by (i) changing billing and collection practices; (ii) change in the revenue policies; and (iii) efficiency gains in the delivery of JVA services.</p><p>The impact of tariff increases on farmers&rsquo; incomes is in general very moderate because water costs make up only a small part of the total cost of farming. Certain cropping patterns will be much more affected by the tariff increases than others. It is especially crops that tend to consume large volumes of water (citrus), that will feel the impact of the irrigation water tariffs. Because the agricultural sector in Jordan is under stress, any government policy to rationalize irrigation water subsidies should where possible try to increase the resilience of farmers.</p><p>The farmer survey found that 17 percent of the survey respondents could be classified as poor for which specific measures may be needed to help them cope with the effect of higher water prices.</p>

04 Apr 2016 04:17:42 GMT

Delivering universal and sustainable water services : Partnering with the private sector

<p>A dedicated goal for water has recently been endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly as part of the sustainable development goal (SDG) framework. This study provides an assessment of the global costs of meeting the WASH-related targets of Goal #6. The targets assessed include achieving universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all (target 6.1), achieving access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all, and ending open defecation (target 6.2).</p><p>The estimates include 140 countries, or 85% of the world&#39;s population, focusing on developing countries. Costs estimated cover those of capital investment, program delivery, operations, and major capital maintenance. Three main findings are as follows:</p><p>1. Extending basic WASH services to the unserved costs US$ 28.5 billion per year from 2015 to 2030, or 0.10% of global product. This financing requirement is equivalent, in orders of magnitude, to the 0.12% global capital spending to serve the unserved with improved water supply and sanitation during the MDG period. However, in some regions significantly more than 0.10% additional GDP needs to be spent on basic WASH services to achieve universal access.</p><p>2. The capital investments required to achieve targets 6.1 and 6.2 amounts to $ 112 billion annually or about three times current investment levels (0.38% of global product).</p><p>3. Sustained universal coverage requires more than capital inflows: financial and institutional strengthening will be needed to ensure capital investments translate into effective service delivery. It is critical to consider the ongoing finances required to ensure the proper operations of these services.</p><p>Due to the many uncertainties in underlying data and also methodological choices, the cost estimates reported in this study should be used with caution. For national policy making and resource allocation, countries are encouraged to conduct their own costing studies or investment plans</p>

04 Apr 2016 04:04:50 GMT

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Grenada national protected areas GAP assessment

<p>The objective of this analysis was to understand a baseline in 2007 of how well the system of protected areas represents Grenada&rsquo;s biodiversity and what actions could be taken to ensure good representation of that biodiversity.</p><p>It reviews the gap between convention targets and the data from protected areas. It identified threats to the conservation occurrences were evaluated by the development of a &ldquo;human footprint&rdquo; derived from mapped human activities such as roads, development, agriculture, hotels, marinas, ports, population density, fishing intensity, and other extractive industries. The threats were mapped out based on their range of impact and intensity level. The range of impact was expressed by the distance from the activity that the particular activity would still have an impact on biodiversity.</p>

14 Jan 2016 12:29:18 GMT

Fourth national report of Grenada to the convention on biological diversity

<p>Grenada in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme commissioned the elaboration of the Fourth National Report to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in accordance with Article 26 of the Convention and COP Decision VIII/14 in 2007.</p><p>The Sustainable Development Council was used as the forum for engaging&nbsp; various stakeholders to examine the biodiversity; its status, trends, and threats, and the environmental sustainability of the island and their potential impacts on resilience.</p><p>Work of the report recommenced in 2009. The materials used as the basis for the report was public policy documentation published by the Government of Grenada with the intent to ensure sound environmental management is fully integrated into the national policy framework.</p>

14 Jan 2016 12:08:52 GMT

Nature Index Costa Rica: an IPBES pilot project

<p>The &ldquo;Nature Index Costa Rica&rdquo; (NI-CR)&nbsp; has&nbsp; been&nbsp; a&nbsp; one-year&nbsp; pilot&nbsp; project&nbsp; to demonstrate and promote the&nbsp; capacity-building objectives of the Intergovernmental Platform on&nbsp; Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The National Biodiversity Institute of Costa Rica (INBio) in collaboration with the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) have tested the Norwegian Nature&nbsp; Index&nbsp; methodology&nbsp; and&nbsp; IT&nbsp; platform on&nbsp; Costa&nbsp; Rican&nbsp; forest&nbsp; ecosystems, in&nbsp; a&nbsp; collaboration with a number experts from Costa Rican institutions specialized in biodiversity assessments.<br />The NI-CR pilot project has</p><ul><li>demonstrated the relevance of the Nature Index for IPBES as a platform for international collaboration and mutual capacity-building in biodiversity assessment.</li><li>shown&nbsp; that&nbsp; the Nature Index methodology&nbsp; and&nbsp; IT-platform&nbsp; are a&nbsp; tool for &ldquo;gap&nbsp; analysis&ldquo; in biodiversity monitoring information in support of conservation area management.</li><li>shown the potential of Nature&nbsp; Index methodology to&nbsp; strengthen sustainability&nbsp; indicators reporting and natural capital accounting in Costa Rica.</li><li>illustrated the Nature Index platform&rsquo;s relevance for CBD national data clearinghouse.</li><li>demonstrated&nbsp; the potential&nbsp; of&nbsp; the Nature&nbsp; Index to&nbsp; coordinate&nbsp; national data&nbsp; and&nbsp; institutions across conservation sectors,&nbsp; in particular the potential to fill gaps in national level biodiversity safeguards reporting of REDD+.</li><li>identified a number of limitations, solutions, and opportunities in the current NI methodology which would facilitate scaling up of the pilot project findings to full implementation at national level and improve future transfer of NI to other countries.</li></ul>

30 Dec 2015 13:21:26 GMT

Plant variety protection in developing countries: A tool for designing a Sui Generis plant variety protection system: An alternative to UPOV 1991

<p>A new tool to assist developing countries in designing a &ldquo;custom made&rdquo; plant variety protection suitable for the seed and agricultural systems that prevail in developing countries has been published by an international group of NGOs.&nbsp;&nbsp; It was presented on the occasion of the Sixth Meeting of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Rome, 5-9 October 2015.</p><p>Members of the World Trade Organization with the exception of least developed countries are required to make available some form of intellectual property protection for plant varieties. They have ample flexibility to design a sui generis (unique) system that is appropriate for their agricultural systems. &nbsp;</p><p>The 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV 1991) offers a rigid model inappropriate for developing countries. It ignores the characteristics of the seed supply systems in those countries, where farmers produce a large part of the seeds and other propagating material, and limits farmers&rsquo; traditional practices of saving, exchanging and selling plant materials. These activities are crucial to preserving a diversified supply of seeds, adapted to local conditions and a changing environment as well as support farmers&rsquo; livelihoods.</p><p>UPOV 1991 requirements also undermine implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing.</p><p>Therefore the purpose of this tool is to present an alternative to UPOV 1991 taking into account the needs and realities of farmers in developing countries as well as alternative sui generis plant variety protection systems that exist in some developing countries. This tool is to support policy makers, civil society organisations and farmer organizations engaged in the development of a plant variety protection system.</p><p>Chapter 1 examines the origins of plant variety protection through intellectual property rights and UPOV. Chapter 2 elaborates on the requirements of the Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement administered by the World Trade Organization (WTO) that has flexibilities available to WTO members as well as the context and provisions of other international instruments relevant to plant genetic resources. These currently include the CBD, its Nagoya Protocol and the ITPGRFA. Chapter 3 discusses the key features of UPOV 1991 and its implications for developing countries.</p><p>Chapter 4 proposes model provisions for key features that are essential to designing a sui generis plant variety protection regime and these may be adapted to national circumstances.&nbsp; Chapter 5 addresses the obstacles that developing countries may face in designing sui generis plant variety protection legislation, arguments against and in favour of non-UPOV- type of sui generis regimes, and recommendations for actions to be taken when developing a national law.</p>

23 Dec 2015 09:14:43 GMT

Climate adapted vilages. The Development Fund's model for local climate adaptation. Honduras

<p>The Climate Adapted Villages model aims to make farmers and local communities capable of organizing themselves, identifying climate threats and practicing climate smart agriculture, enabling them to adapt to the current consequences of a changing climate. The model focuses on building capacity and expertise in local communities, so that they can manage their own recourses and implement measures for climate change adaptation, in a systematic and effective way. Communities gain a strong ownership to the activities, and the method can be transferred of other areas. Many countries want to do something on climate adaptation, but hesitate to allocate money directly to poor people in rural areas. However, more climate adaptation measures should take place where people are the most vulnerable, i.e among poor people in rural areas.<br />The main focus of the CAV model is promoting a collective management of community resources such as forests, water, energy, soils, plants and animal diversity. A key element in CAV is to ensure that communities themselves participate, and take center stage throughout the processes, from the climate vulnerability assessment to the planning and further implementation of the adaptation plan.<br />The CAV model contains three main stages. The first stage, to know, means to gather knowledge and to analyze the problems (climate vulnerability assessment). A second stage, to do, addresses the planning and design of adaptation measures and their implementation. The third stage, to sustain, addresses sustainability issues, which go beyond the project period. It is about maintaining and securing the projects&rsquo; achievements in the long-run.</p>

22 Dec 2015 14:37:35 GMT

Final review of the project "REDD+ Readiness in south west Tanzania" implemented by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Tanzania Program

<p>The project&nbsp; was designed and implemented by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Tanzania Program to build capacity and knowledge for Tanzania to participate actively in REDD+ activities, with a focus on the montane forests of the Southern Highlands. The stated purpose of the project was&nbsp; &ldquo;to&nbsp;&nbsp; design&nbsp;&nbsp; and&nbsp;&nbsp; carry&nbsp;&nbsp; out a robust&nbsp;&nbsp; baseline&nbsp;&nbsp; study&nbsp;&nbsp; to&nbsp;&nbsp; provide&nbsp;&nbsp; methods&nbsp;&nbsp; for&nbsp;&nbsp; estimating deforestation, carbon sequestration, emissions and leakage in southwest Tanzania&rsquo;s four most important&nbsp; forests&nbsp; covering&nbsp; 52,680 hectares&rdquo;. In&nbsp; addition&nbsp; to contributing&nbsp; to&nbsp; the&nbsp; development&nbsp; of tools and collection of data for carbon monitoring, the project also aimed to reach over 100,000 people&nbsp; through&nbsp; economic&nbsp; incentives&nbsp; and&nbsp; address&nbsp; the&nbsp; drivers&nbsp; of&nbsp; deforestation&nbsp; through&nbsp; education and woodlot establishment. According to the project document it was anticipated that the project would provide an estimate of the levels of emission reductions that could be expected should the target forests be included in a national level REDD+ initiative. The project covered forests and 40 communities within the existing long-term sites of WCS and included Mt Rungwe Nature Reserve, Mporoto Ridge Forest Reserve, Livingstone Forest within Kitulo National Park in Mbeya Region and Mbizi catchment forest reserve in Rukwa Region.</p><p>Final Review of REDD+ Pilot Projects in Tanzania Report No. 3.</p>

15 Dec 2015 17:41:55 GMT

Locating human-wildlife interactions: Landscape constructions and responses to large carnivore conservation in India and Norway

<p>People&#39;s reactions to large carnivores take many forms, ranging from support and coexistence to resistance and conflict. While these reactions are the outcome of many different factors, in this paper we specifically explore the link between social constructions of landscapes and divergent responses to large carnivore presence. We compare case studies from four different landscapes shared by people and large carnivores, in India and Norway. We use social construction of landscapes as a key concept to explore responses to large carnivores in the context of ecological, economic, social, and cultural changes in these areas. Based on this comparison, we argue that the process of change is complex, with a plurality of responses from the groups affected by it. The response to large carnivore presence is influenced by many different factors, of which the interpretation of change-particularly landscape change-plays a significant role.</p>

26 Nov 2015 10:31:03 GMT

Access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing from their use (ABS) – state of implementation and research gaps

<p>Commissioned&nbsp; by&nbsp; the&nbsp; PBL&nbsp; Netherlands&nbsp; Environmental Assessment&nbsp; Agency the&nbsp; report provides an international&nbsp;&nbsp; review of the current&nbsp; situation&nbsp; in access and benefit sharing (ABS) related to genetic resources and the research needs in&nbsp; this&nbsp; field.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The&nbsp; report&nbsp; concludes&nbsp; that&nbsp; even&nbsp; if&nbsp; an&nbsp; international ABS regime has been in place for more than 20 years, implementation at the national level has&nbsp; been&nbsp; slow&nbsp; both&nbsp; in&nbsp; terms&nbsp; of&nbsp; enacting&nbsp; access&nbsp; legislation&nbsp; and&nbsp; legislation&nbsp; to support&nbsp;&nbsp; compliance&nbsp;&nbsp; with&nbsp;&nbsp; access&nbsp;&nbsp; legislation.&nbsp;&nbsp; A&nbsp;&nbsp; fairly&nbsp;&nbsp; large&nbsp;&nbsp; amount&nbsp;&nbsp; of bioprospecting&nbsp; activities&nbsp; have&nbsp; been&nbsp; generated&nbsp; but - apparently - few&nbsp; with&nbsp; a commercial intent and thus with few examples and low amounts of monetary benefits. Research on&nbsp; ABS&nbsp; has&nbsp; mainly been theoretical and less research has been&nbsp; conducted&nbsp; on&nbsp; ABS&nbsp; in&nbsp; practice.&nbsp; Main&nbsp; research&nbsp; gaps&nbsp; are:&nbsp; 1)&nbsp; Actual&nbsp; and potential&nbsp;&nbsp; contribution&nbsp;&nbsp; of&nbsp;&nbsp; ABS&nbsp;&nbsp; to&nbsp;&nbsp; conservation&nbsp;&nbsp; and&nbsp;&nbsp; sustainable&nbsp;&nbsp; use&nbsp;&nbsp; of biodiversity;&nbsp; 2)&nbsp; ABS,&nbsp; equity&nbsp; and&nbsp; standard&nbsp; setting;&nbsp; 3)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ABS&nbsp; beyond&nbsp; genetic resources;&nbsp; 4)&nbsp; Business&nbsp; approaches&nbsp; to&nbsp; ABS;&nbsp; 5)&nbsp; Mapping&nbsp; the&nbsp; value&nbsp; chain&nbsp; of genetic/biological material from its collection to an end product.</p>

30 Oct 2015 19:44:14 GMT

Preparing for FOCAC VI: China - South Africa co-operation in conservation and renewable energy

<p>As China&rsquo;s development puts increasing pressure on the environment, various measures have been implemented both domestically and, increasingly, abroad in an attempt to limit the impact. China&rsquo;s environmental engagement at an international level, including the agreement between the United States (US) President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping to cut carbon emissions (12 November 2014), signals the growing urgency of the issue.</p><p>Within the context of the China-South Africa engagement, there are also signs of this shift. Two key areas where this is evident are in China&rsquo;s growing role in conservation and the renewable energy sector. China&rsquo;s domestic demand for wildlife goods has motivated the Chinese government to sign a number of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with African governments. In the renewable energy sector again, Africa&rsquo;s energy needs and untapped capacity for electricity generation from renewable energy (RE) has created a vast potential market for global Chinese renewable energy firms. Both areas have become increasingly important topics within China-Africa relations, and feature on the Forum of China Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) agenda.</p><p>This policy brief examines the role of these two themes as a way of demonstrating some of the concrete ways in which China-Africa interaction is evolving in a world where sustainable development has become key.</p><p>Recommendation:</p><ul><li><p>co-operation between South Africa and China illustrates that agreements made need to be specific to the issue of concern. The second MoU in 2013 was particularly aimed at curbing the scourge of rhino poaching through co-operation in law enforcement, compliance with international conventions and other relevant legislation. Since the agreement, the Chinese government have been more co-operative. Thus, more African governments affected by the poaching crisis need to enter into detailed agreements on environmental conservation and illegal wildlife trade in order for effective regulation and law enforcement</p></li><li><p>FOCAC should be used as a platform to address the problem where African governments, especially South Africa, can set the agenda regarding illegal wildlife trade and put hard pressure on their Chinese counterparts by bringing poachers to book</p></li><li><p>South Africa is a lucrative market for Chinese RE companies, but the local RE industry requires more skills and technical (technological) knowledge if it is to truly become sustainable on the long-term. More should be done on a bi-lateral basis to formalise the transfer of skills and technical knowledge between South African and Chinese actors in the RE sector. Technology transfer should be more clearly articulated in any new FOCAC agreements as a priority in China-Africa co-operation</p></li><li><p>the South African RE case has shown that a combination of laws and the provision of market security can stimulate economic investment in which African economies can themselves move up the value chain. South Africa with its relatively strong administrative capacity should provide assistance to fellow African states to follow suit</p></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p>

25 Aug 2015 14:18:47 GMT

Demonstrating 'respect' for the UNFCCC REDD+ safeguards: the importance of community-collected information

<p>This paper argues that stakeholder groups &ndash; specifically indigenous and local communities living in or directly dependent upon forests &ndash; can often offer an important source of knowledge and capacity.</p><p>It highlights that these people can support data gathering for safeguard information needs, especially in places where existing monitoring systems cannot do so comprehensively. The paper argues that their involvement is important for protecting their rights, and critical for minimising the risk that REDD+, or the safeguards, could fail to meet their objectives.</p><p>It is argued that community information on a small number of indicators, consolidated at a national scale, can be useful for assessing the effectiveness of all of the safeguards. Information gathering by adequately trained communities can be as cost effective and accurate as professional information gathering, allowing decision-makers under budget and capacity constraints to build confidently on existing community-based information systems.</p><p>[Adapted from source]</p>

11 Aug 2015 16:49:43 GMT

Integrating indigenous, local and modern knowledge for sustainable conservation and management of forest ecosystems in Nepal

<p>This paper reports on the documentation and assessment of different community based traditional and local forest and pasture management practices, drawn from five case examples in five districts of Nepal.</p><p>These cases cover aspects including evolution, innovations, and adaptation processes. Using field-based shared learning approaches, the paper explores the challenges and opportunities of integrating, synergising, and complementing indigenous practices with modern scientific knowledge and technologies.</p><p>Climate change, as the newest driver of deforestation, forest land degradation in Nepal, has been impacting forest ecosystem by fragmenting habitats, altering species composition, changing growing season, lowering biomass productivity, and increasing risks of fires and floods. The paper highlights that indigenous peoples and local communities have been coping with these changes by using their indigenous local knowledge, skills, and practices (ILKP) and making them more adaptive and resilient.</p><p>[Adapted from source]</p>

03 Aug 2015 16:20:39 GMT

Projected climate change and impact on bioclimatic conditions in Central and South-Central Asia

<p>This report summarizes a set of bioclimatic indicators and the expected impacts of climate change on bioclimatic conditions in Central and South-Central Asia.</p><p>It is intended to provide a basis for understanding the potential impacts of climate change across Central and South-Central Asia and a knowledge base for the design and implementation of agroforestry practices, environmental conservation efforts, and sustainable development.</p><p>Under all scenarios, the spatial analysis indicates quick and drastic change in bioclimatic conditions in the near to medium term, and predicts significant and increasing biophysical and biological perturbation for biodiversity, ecosystems and ecosystem services, and agricultural and pastoral production systems.<br />The major conclusion of the report is a necessity to recognize the central role of a rapidly changing climate and environment across central and south-central Asia, and the need to plan for adaptation within almost all aspects of sustainable development and conservation planning, efforts and policy.</p><p>[Adapted from source]</p>

07 Jul 2015 14:58:47 GMT

The dynamics of large infrastructure development in conservation of the Serengeti Ecosystem - the case study of a road through Serengeti National Park. Phase 1 report.

<p>This report presents results from the first field surveys for the five Thematic Areas &ndash; Biodiversity (Zoology and Botany), Human and Animal Health (HAH), Environmental Science, and Socio-ecology - that was conducted along the proposed Serengeti road in Serengeti and Ngorongoro Districts. The project area comprises five sections, four of which are within community areas and one inside Serengeti National Park. The study is part of the capacity building project under &lsquo;Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services&rsquo; (IPBES) in Serengeti Ecosystem of Northern Tanzania.</p><p>The report highlights on background information to the study, objectives, research design and methodology, preliminary results, and important conclusions and predictions.</p>

13 May 2015 09:35:09 GMT

Factors affecting local ecological knowledge and perceived threats to the kori bustard (Ardeotis kori struthiunculus) in the Serengeti Ecosystem, Northern Tanzania

<p>This study examines local tribal knowledge regarding the ecology of the kori bustard (<em>Ardeotis kori struthiunculus</em>) and assessed threats to this species in Northern Serengeti communities. A picture of an indigenous kori bustard was presented to survey participants in villages in the study area. General knowledge on the kori bustard was tested in relation to the bird&rsquo;s general habitat, nesting habitat, food and number of individuals in groups. Of the survey respondents, 56.7% knew the name of the kori bustard and were therefore included in further analyses. The Maasai tribe showed the greatest knowledge of the species, with 98% of individuals identifying the species correctly. Additionally, male survey participants were generally more knowledgeable than females. No differences among age groups or individuals with different education levels were found, suggesting that there is a local knowledge transfer of the species to all age groups regardless of educational level of respondents and that education is not an obstacle to the local knowledge. The study concludes that nature of activities e.g. nomadic and social life, gender and tribes were contributing factors to the knowledge of the kori bustard in the northern Serengeti.</p>

02 May 2015 19:19:54 GMT

Interim assessment of revised National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPS)

<p>On behalf of UNEP-WCMC and the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway, Balakrishna Pisupati and Christian Prip have conducted an interim assessment of 25 national biodiversity strategies and action plans submitted after the adoption of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the &quot;Aichi Targets&quot; at CBD COP 10 in 2010. The review was commissioned as an activity in the UNEP project &ldquo;Support to GEF eligible countries for achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 17 through a Globally Guided NBSAPs Update Process&rdquo;, funded by the Global Environment Facility. The assessment undertakes a preliminary review of how countries have considered the Strategic Plan of the CBD and the readiness to achieve the Aichi Targets at national level. Although the assessment is based on a limited number of NBSAPs developed after 2010 (25), indications are that most NBSAPs use the Aichi Targets as an overall framework to set national targets and/or national priorities for action. However, as was the case for pre-2010 NBSAPs, issues of a cross-cutting nature beyond the direct drivers of biodiversity loss have received limited attention. This also applies to legal preparedness and resource mobilization for biodiversity. The assessment provides specific examples of national actions suggested in the revised NBSAPs, and a set of generic recommendations for countries that are still to finalize their NBSAPs. The interim assessment will be followed up by a more comprehensive assessment when a larger number of CBD Parties have submitted revised NBSAPs.</p>

13 Apr 2015 18:13:44 GMT

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2016 ITF Annual Summit: Green and Inclusive Transport

The Annual International Transport Forum Summit is the unique platform for a global conversation on strategies for transport in the 21st century. It will take place in Leipzig, Germany from 18-20 May 2016, under the Presidency of Denmark under the theme "Green and Inclusive Transport ".

Wed, 18 May 2016 10:59:00 GMT

Financial instruments for managing disaster risks related to climate change

This article addresses the potential implications of climate change for the financial management of disaster risks. It outlines the contribution of insurance to reducing the economic disruption of disaster events and policy approaches to supporting the penetration of disaster insurance coverage and the capacity of insurance markets to absorb disaster risks.

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:09:00 GMT

Finance and climate: The transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy from a financial sector perspective

Climate change is a major political and economic challenge. This paper sketches out its relevance for the financial sector. Necessary low-carbon investments imply a significant yet manageable financing gap. Beyond capital mobilisation that has attracted most attention until now, the main challenge is ensuring a transition-consistent capital reallocation.

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:07:00 GMT

Decarbonising the global economy: The direction of travel after COP21 - Live video

The IEA is pleased to announce the second event in its new distinguished speaker series, Big IdEAs, which brings global leaders and decision makers to the IEA to share their views on a range of global issues. On Friday 29 January starting at 11h30, Professor Sir David King, the UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, will speak on "Towards decarbonising the global economy".

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:35:00 GMT

Social Costs of Morbidity Impacts of Air Pollution - Environment Working Paper

Outdoor air pollution is a major determinant of health worldwide. The objective of this paper is to inform the development of improved estimates of the social costs of human morbidity impacts resulting from outdoor air pollution in two components; namely to develop a core set of pollutant-health end-points to be covered when estimating the costs of morbidity, and to review current estimates of the cost of morbidity from air pollution.

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:30:00 GMT

COP21 was decades in the making, so how do we make future decades work for climate? Insights blog

Given the years of preparation – and for some OECD colleagues, a life’s work – my hope was for an enduring, ambitious text, helping us to avoid climate catastrophe. My expectation was far less grand, more closely aligned to the reality of getting 195 countries to adopt an agreement with legal force.

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:50:00 GMT

Sector-level approach to estimating mobilised private climate finance: The case of renewable energy - Environment Working Paper

In order to help address climate finance-related information needs under the UNFCCC, this paper explores the extent to which currently-available secondary data make it possible to estimate private finance mobilised by developed countries for climate action in developing countries.

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 06:55:00 GMT

How OECD and IEA contributed to COP21 - Insights blog

With the world welcoming the new comprehensive global climate agreement at COP21 aiming to limit the global average temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, it is worth noting the significant contribution that the OECD family has made. These contributions were aptly summarized in a useful joint statement by the secretariats of OECD, IEA, International Transport Forum and Nuclear Energy Agency right after COP21 kicked off.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:57:00 GMT

Statement by the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on COP21 Agreement

This is a watershed day for the world and especially heartening for the OECD as one of the first international bodies to call for zero net emissions in the second half of the century, for a price on carbon and for greater efforts to channel finance into the low carbon economy.

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 19:59:00 GMT

OECD at #COP21

World leaders faced a fundamental dilemma: take strong action to address the risks associated with climate change, or see the ability to limit this threat slip from their grasp. Check out how the OECD contributed to get a successful outcome on 12 December at COP21 in Paris.

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 16:22:00 GMT

Climate disclosure: knowledge powers change

Everybody is interested in the impacts of what companies are doing and the environmental practices and impacts of doing business are coming under increasing scrutiny. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría looks at how both governments and investors are ready to scale up climate disclosure and the use of climate information.

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:11:00 GMT

Israel Policy Brief: Improving the Effectiveness of Environmental Taxation

Despite a relatively good performance on several points compared to other countries, there is still scope for improving the effectiveness of Israel’s taxation policy from an environmental perspective.

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:30:00 GMT

Climate change mitigation: We must do more

Countries everywhere have committed to fighting climate change but many are still subsidising fossil fuels, investing little in green technologies, failing to put a realistic price on carbon, and allowing transport emissions to grow. Much more can and should be done.

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 15:50:00 GMT

Higher price on carbon needed to effectively tackle climate change

OECD urges efforts to better price carbon as new analysis finds that 90% of CO2-emissions are priced below EUR 30 per tonne, a low-end estimate of climate damage, and 60% are not priced at all. Effective Carbon Rates in the OECD and Selected Partner Economies calculates effective carbon rates (ECR) on CO2-emissions from energy use for 41 countries which together use 80% of global emissions.

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 11:00:00 GMT

Statement by OECD-IEA-ITF-NEA for COP21

The world looks to the Paris Conference of the Parties to deliver a new climate agreement that transforms our development pathway. Success at COP21 can drive and accelerate the transition to a cleaner, healthier and more secure future, locking-in sustainable economic growth and development.

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 17:16:00 GMT

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Rio+20: A voice from Sheffield, UK

Ruby Smith, 21, is a support planning co-ordinator for Sheffield Council, in Sheffield, UKRio+20 is a unique and historic opportunity for world leaders to prioritise development and plan a better world for future generations.I would like to ask delegates to remember the importance of putting...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Rio+20: A voice from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Seida Saric is country director for Women for Women International in Bosnia and HerzegovinaFoundations of any development rest on active and equal participation of both men and women in social, political and economic spheres of life. Women play a much more active role which, in turn, does not have...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership

This policy brief, produced by Care International, outlines a bilateral Reduced Emissions form Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) pilot project ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) Letter

This letter is written by the Executive Chair of Indonesia's National Council on Climate Change, Rachmat Witoelar; it outlines Indonesia's Nationally ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Readiness Preparation Proposals (R - PP)

This document was submitted to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), a World Bank programme that aims to assist developing countries with Reduced ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment

This report discusses the climate change adaptation needs of the Asia-Pacific region; it was undertaken in order to inform USAID's Regional Development ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Cities and Resilience

This policy brief highlights the key issues discussed at the Cities and Resilience Dialogue held in Bangkok, Thailand, in September 2009. The event assessed ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership

This policy brief, produced by Care International, outlines a bilateral Reduced Emissions form Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) pilot project ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) Letter

This letter is written by the Executive Chair of Indonesia's National Council on Climate Change, Rachmat Witoelar; it outlines Indonesia's Nationally ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Readiness Preparation Proposals (R - PP)

This document was submitted to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), a World Bank programme that aims to assist developing countries with Reduced ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment

This report discusses the climate change adaptation needs of the Asia-Pacific region; it was undertaken in order to inform USAID's Regional Development ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment

This report discusses the climate change adaptation needs of the Asia-Pacific region; it was undertaken in order to inform USAID's Regional Development ...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

The doughnut can help Rio+20 see sustainable development in the round | Kate Raworth

Resource use has both an environmental ceiling and a social foundation, below which lies deprivation, but the doughnut-shaped space between the two demands our attentionIn 2009, Johan Rockström of the Stockholm Resilience Centre brought together some of the world's leading Earth-system scientists...

2012-06-16T00:00:00-00:00

Rio+20 Earth summit: walkout at 'green economy' talks

Negotiators from developing countries insist wealthy nations must help fund their move to sustainable developmentEurope's financial crisis should not be used as an excuse for inaction and underfunding of moves towards a more sustainable global economy, a senior Brazilian diplomat warned at the...

2012-06-15T00:00:00-00:00

U.S. proposes tighter rules on soot pollution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration proposed stricter standards to control harmful soot from heavy industry on Friday, a move expected to save lives but which drew criticism from Republicans and industry worried the costs of compliance will hurt the economy.

2012-06-15T00:00:00-00:00

Analysis: CO2 market has failed to promote cleaner energy

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's emissions trading scheme has failed to create incentives for utilities to use cleaner energy fuels, meaning that governments will have to switch to simpler tools, such as subsidies and regulation, to enforce emissions reduction targets.

2012-06-15T00:00:00-00:00

Australia cuts number of firms to pay carbon tax

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia will levy a controversial carbon tax on about half the number of companies originally expected, a government list released on Friday shows, which may limit the economic and political impact of the tax which starts on July 1.

2012-06-15T00:00:00-00:00

Cities Bet They Can Curb Traffic With Games of Chance

To tackle congestion, clogged urban centers are testing the lure of prizes to persuade motorists to change their driving habits.

2012-06-15T00:00:00-00:00

Africa: Can Rio+20 Create a Climate of Change for Poor Communities?

[AlertNet]Climate change is often described in numbers - degrees of temperature rise, metric tonnes of carbon emissions. These numbers add up to devastating consequences: erratic rainfall, crop failure, hunger. But climate change also has a human face.

2012-06-15T00:00:00-00:00

Africa: Seizing the Opportunity for a Sustainable Future

[AlertNet]The 1992 Earth Summit was a bright moment for the environmental movement. For the first time, presidents and prime ministers - more than 100 in all - were "coming together to save the earth," as a headline on the cover of Time magazine put it.

2012-06-15T00:00:00-00:00

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World Business

HSBC first-quarter profit falls 14%

Banking giant HSBC reports a 14% drop in profits for the first quarter after "extreme levels of volatility" in financial markets at the start of the year.

Tue, 03 May 2016 06:18:35 GMT

Bitcoin industry 'sceptical' of Satoshi

Scepticism has greeted claims by Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright's claim to be the mysterious creator of the digital currency.

Mon, 02 May 2016 18:06:36 GMT

Yahoo chief's $55m severance package

Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer will get $54.9m (£37.4m) in severance pay if she loses her job when the troubled internet firm is sold.

Mon, 02 May 2016 15:12:30 GMT

Puerto Rico defaults on debt payment

Puerto Rico defaults on a $422m (£289m) debt payment due on Monday, but wins breathing space from some major creditors for further talks.

Mon, 02 May 2016 22:07:14 GMT

Death sparks probe into China's Baidu

Chinese authorities are probing Baidu over the death of a student who went for an experimental cancer treatment advertised on the search engine.

Tue, 03 May 2016 05:28:35 GMT

Australia cuts rate ahead of budget

The Reserve Bank of Australia cut its official cash rate to a historic low of 1.75% hours ahead of the federal budget.

Tue, 03 May 2016 05:15:07 GMT

Ferrari on course 'for record year'

Ferrari says it is on course for a record 2016 after posting a rise in profits and sales for the first three months of 2016.

Mon, 02 May 2016 20:04:09 GMT

Five things to watch on Australia's budget day

The BBC's Shaun Davies outlines the five key policies to watch on Australia's budget day.

Tue, 03 May 2016 00:37:03 GMT

High pay targeted by huge Norwegian fund

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the biggest of its kind, plans to target excessive executive pay at the companies it invests in.

Mon, 02 May 2016 10:45:03 GMT

Trump accuses China of trade 'rape'

Republican Party front-runner Donald Trump steps up his criticism of China's trade policy, accusing it of "raping" the US.

Mon, 02 May 2016 09:44:32 GMT

Leak 'shows risk of EU-US trade deal'

Leaked documents from EU-US trade talks reveal a risk to European standards, says Greenpeace - but EU officials strongly reject the claim.

Mon, 02 May 2016 11:57:19 GMT

Vimeo buys video streaming rival VHX

Vimeo will let video-makers set up their own subscription video streaming services similar to Amazon and Netflix, the firm announces.

Mon, 02 May 2016 12:00:38 GMT

Microsoft banishes Google from Cortana

Microsoft begins forcing people to use its Bing search engine with the Cortana digital assistant in Windows 10.

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:25:53 GMT

Oil services mega-merger called off

US oil services companies Halliburton and Baker Hughes abandon their proposed merger after resistance from regulators in the US and Europe.

Mon, 02 May 2016 00:57:17 GMT

Puerto Rico set to default on debt

Puerto Rico's governor says the territory will not make a debt repayment on Monday after a weekend of crunch talks to resolve the financial crisis end without a deal.

Sun, 01 May 2016 23:36:18 GMT

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Egypt- Supply Ministry receives 350,000 tonnes of wheat from local suppliers

(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Local producers have supplied 350,000 tonnes of wheat to Egyptian silos, Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafy said in a statement on Sunday.Hanafy added tha...

Tue, 03 May 2016 01:32:54 GMT

Twist arises over legality of police storming the Press Syndicate

(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Controversy has erupted over whether the police had the right to storm the Press Syndicate on Sunday evening when security forces arrested Yaniar Gate's...

Tue, 03 May 2016 01:32:02 GMT

Mahmoud Al-Saqa returns to prison just 1 month after his release

(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Journalist Mahmoud Al-Saqa has returned to prison-nearly one month after he was released-charged with publishing false news.Al-Saqa, who works for the p...

Tue, 03 May 2016 01:31:14 GMT

Journalist, press advocate Amr Badr put behind bars

(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The arrest of renowned journalist Amr Badr, editor-in-chief of the privately owned online news portal Yanair Gate, and journalist Mahmoud Al-Saqa, who w...

Tue, 03 May 2016 01:30:18 GMT

Arrested journalists staged plot against state: prosecution

(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) On Monday, the Shubra Al-Kheima prosecution ordered the detention of journalists Amr Badr and Mahmoud Al-Saqa be renewed for fifteen days pending invest...

Tue, 03 May 2016 01:18:55 GMT

Workers suppressed, arrested, and stripped of rights on May Day

(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Egypt's labour movement received another blow after a demonstration organised by 36 independent syndicates was forced to a halt when riot police interve...

Tue, 03 May 2016 01:18:22 GMT

Political powers consider security storming of Press Syndicate 'unprecedented'

(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Several political entities and other syndicates declared their solidarity with the Press Syndicate on Monday, following security forces storming the bui...

Tue, 03 May 2016 01:17:22 GMT

On World Press Freedom Day, Egyptian journalists strike against increasing violations

(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The Press Syndicate Council announced the commencement of an indefinite strike in the early hours of Monday morning, following security forces' storming...

Tue, 03 May 2016 01:16:34 GMT

New Dubai desert tour rules in three months

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced new desert tour and camp regulations designed to elevate the already po...

Tue, 03 May 2016 12:04:51 GMT

Dubai Cares helps educate African nations

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The launch of two Early Childhood Development (ECD) programmes by Dubai Cares in Tanzania and Zanzibar could change the face of the country's education sy...

Tue, 03 May 2016 12:04:46 GMT

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An inclusive South Africa needs more investment and jobs

South Africa has made impressive social progress over the past two decades, lifting millions of people out of poverty and broadening access to essential services like water, electricity and sanitation.

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:00:00 GMT

Employment situation, first quarter 2015, OECD

OECD employment rate increases to 66.1% in first quarter of 2015

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:19:00 GMT

La OCDE establece la hoja de ruta para la adhesión de Costa Rica

La OCDE ha definido las pautas encaminadas a la adhesión de Costa Rica a la Organización, reforzando así su compromiso de dar cabida a nuevos países miembros.

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:00:00 GMT

OECD establishes roadmap for membership with Costa Rica

The OECD set out a clear path for Costa Rica’s accession to the Organisation, reinforcing the OECD’s commitment to further extend its global membership.

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:00:00 GMT

Countries should address disruptive effects of the digital economy

Countries are making increased efforts to develop their digital economies in a way that will maximise social and economic benefits, but now need to address the risk of disruption in areas like privacy and jobs, according to a new OECD report.

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:00:00 GMT

OECD holds three tax events in Addis to promote domestic resource mobilisation

The OECD is holding three tax events on the side-lines of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:01:00 GMT

Tax Inspectors Without Borders:OECD and UNDP to work with developing countries to make tax audits more effective

The OECD and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a new initiative to help developing countries bolster domestic revenues by strengthening their tax audit capacities.

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:00:00 GMT

OECD establishes roadmap for membership with Lithuania

The OECD set out a clear path for Lithuania’s accession to the Organisation, reinforcing the OECD’s commitment to further extend its global membership.

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:01:00 GMT

Jobs outlook improving slowly but millions risk being trapped at bottom of economic ladder

The jobs recovery is slowly gathering pace, but employment will remain well below pre-crisis levels in many countries, especially in Europe, through to the end of 2016, according to a new OECD report.

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:00:00 GMT

Composite Leading Indicators (CLI), OECD, July 2015

Composite leading indicators continue to point to growth convergence in most major economies

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:23:00 GMT

Canada could do more to help laid-off workers

Canada should improve the support its employment services offer to help laid-off workers find a new job more quickly, according to a new OECD report.

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:00:00 GMT

Slow growth in health spending but Europe lags behind

Many European countries saw further reductions in health spending in 2013, according to OECD Health Statistics 2015. Health spending continued to shrink in Greece, Italy and Portugal in 2013. Most countries in the European Union reported real per capita health spending below the levels of 2009. Outside of Europe, health spending has been growing at around 2.5% per year since 2010.

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:00:00 GMT

Relaunch productivity to boost growth and well-being

The slowdown in productivity over the past decade has added to concerns about the long-term economic outlook. But new OECD research shows that policy reforms can revive the diffusion of innovation and make better use of human talent to clear the path for higher and more inclusive productivity growth.

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:00:00 GMT

More effort needed on government integrity to help restore public trust

Countries need to do more to identify and reduce conflicts of interest and other breaches of integrity to help win back trust in national governments, which surveys suggest remains below pre-crisis levels, according to a new OECD report.

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:46:00 GMT

Contributions to GDP growth: first quarter 2015, Quarterly National Accounts, OECD

Private consumption, main driver of OECD GDP growth in the first quarter of 2015

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:35:00 GMT

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Economic Development

Global economy faces major headwinds in 2016

The world economy stumbled in 2015 and only a modest improvement is projected for 2016/17 as a number of cyclical and structural headwinds persist, says the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2016 report. Global growth is estimated at a mere 2.4% in 2015.

The Latin American Left is losing ground

Within a few weeks leftwing governments in Latin America have experienced a breath-taking decline. The Latin American (centre-) left forces suffered several strategic defeats. They occurred in the biggest Latin American economies. First in Argentina, than in Venezuela, and also in Brazil the days of an uncontested majority of left forces are definitely over now.

The World Bank's new Gender Equality strategy

14 years after their previous strategy on gender mainstreaming, the WBG has decided to develop a new Gender Equality (GE) Strategy. This briefing document presents WIDE+ critical reflections and key recommendations to enhance the new World Bank Group's (WBG) strategy on Gender Equality.

Greece: Merkel's victory - a Pyrrhic victory?

The Euro Zone Summit on 12-13 July 2015 forced the Greek Syriza-led government into accepting practically all demands of the other euro zone states. In return, the Greek government received the prospect that negotiations on renewed credit programme might commence and the vague promise that longer grace and payment periods on the Greek debt might be considered.

Greek crisis out of control

Everything is possible. The crisis has reached such a precipitating dynamics, that nobody is able to fully control the process. There might still come a last minute muddling through compromise. But there might also be insolvency and a subsequent Grexit either by accident or by intention.

Fight tax avoidance and reform investment policies

Two crucial issues are dealt with in the new World Investment Report: A fundamental reform of the international investment regime and more coherence between international tax and investment policies. According to the authors of the report there must be no contradiction between the policy imperative of taking action against tax avoidance and facilitating productive investment in sustainable development.

New labour standard for the informal economy

At its 104th conference in the first half of June, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has adopted a new international labour standard that is expected to help hundreds of millions of workers and economic units move out of informality and into the formal economy.

Rehabilitating the c word

What do the writer-activist Naomi Klein, the academic economist Thomas Piketty, the art curator Okwui Enwezor and the Catholic Pope have in common? A cosmopolitan lifestyle? Concern for humanity? A knack for controversy? All of that. But something more substantive too.

Alternatives to stagnation and decline in Europe

Austerity policies, imposed by the strong states throughout the euro area, but especially on the weaker states, have reduced millions of EU citizens to poverty and impaired even basic levels of social protection and employment rights in the crisis-struck countries. The EuroMemo Group presents alternatives.

On the cusp of a genuinely transformative agenda?

Four parallel but interrelated negotiation processes are currently underway in the multilateral sphere - on the post-2015 development agenda, on climate change, on an update of the women's agenda, and on financing for development. If all went well, there could be a unified, global agenda for sustainable development by December 2015. If not, the situation will continue to deteriorate.

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China's development finance to Africa: a media based approach to data collection

<p>How big is China’s aid to Africa? Does it complement or undermine the efforts of traditional donors? China releases little information, and outside estimates of the size and nature of Chinese aid vary widely. In an effort to overcome this problem, AidData, based at the College of William and Mary, has compiled a database of thousands of media reports on Chinese-backed projects in Africa from 2000 to 2011. The database includes information on 1,673 projects in 50 African countries and on $75 billion in commitments of official finance.</p><p>This paper describes the new database methodology, key findings, and possible applications of the data, which is being made publicly available for the first time. The paper and database offer a new tool set for researchers, policymakers, journalists, and civil-society organizations working to understand China’s growing role in Africa.<br />The paper also discusses the challenges of quantifying Chinese development activities, introduces AidData’s Media-Based Data Collection (MBDC) methodology, provides an overview of Chinese development finance in Africa as tracked by this new database, and discusses the potential and limitations of MBDC as a resource for tracking development finance.</p>

29 Apr 2016 11:54:33 GMT

White paper on China's foreign aid - highlights

<p>In April 2011, the Information Office of China‟s State Council released the country‟s first White Paper on China's Foreign Aid which seeks to outline China‟s official aid policies, principles and practices. While noting China‟s position as a developing country, the White Paper states that the country‟s foreign aid represents part of its efforts to fulfil its international responsibilities, and in particular to “help recipient countries strengthen their self-development capacity, enrich and improve their peoples‟ livelihoods, and promote their economic growth and social progress”.</p><p>In an April 2011 press conference, Ministry of Commerce Vice-Minister Fu Ziying outlined the following aid priorities for the next 5 years:</p><ul><li>involving recipient countries more deeply in project design</li><li>enhancing the quality of foreign aid and projects</li><li>improving the pertinence and effectiveness of foreign aid</li><li>joining forces with others in foreign aid</li><li>increasing the proportion of grant aid (around 40% to date)</li><li>giving more to heavily indebted countries, LDCs and SIDS (in 2009, 39.7% of China‟s foreign aid went to LDCs); and</li><li>strengthening international cooperation and exchanges and learning from good practices</li></ul>

29 Apr 2016 11:28:37 GMT

China's foreign aid in 1978

<p>1978 saw inportant changes in Chin'a foreign aid programme. It cut aid to its two largest recipients, Vietnam and Albania. At the same time, China reqested aid from the United Nations for the first time, and negotiated loans from other countires, although it appeared contradictory that China was continuiing to give foreign economic assistance whilst soliciting aid for itself. This paper provides an overview of the Chinese aid situation in 1978, including its involvement in aid to Africa.</p>

29 Apr 2016 10:47:20 GMT

2016 Aid tansparency index

<p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 10px 10px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 12.928px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #424952;">2015 was an important year for international development, with governments agreeing to the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the next fifteen years. It was also a critical year for aid transparency. Back in 2011, leading donors committed in Busan to make their aid transparent by the end of 2015.</p><p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 10px 10px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 12.928px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #424952;">The 2016 Aid Transparency Index demonstrates whether that commitment has been met. Five years after the first Aid Transparency Index, and five years after the Busan commitment, it shows us how transparent major donors are as we begin the first year of the implementation of the SDGs.</p><p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 10px 10px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 12.928px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #424952;">The results find that ten donors of varied types and sizes, accounting for 25% of total aid, have met the commitment to aid transparency made in Busan. Over half of the organisations included in the 2016 Index publish data to the IATI Registry at least quarterly. However, most of the organisations covered fall into the lowest three categories, scoring below 60% and demonstrating that the publication of timely, comparable and disaggregated information about their development projects to the IATI Registry is far from complete. The Index also finds that over half of the organisations included do not publish budget information for the next one to three years – a key demand of partner countries.</p><p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 10px 10px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 12.928px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #424952;">The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) tops the Index for the second time with an excellent score of 93.3%, the only organisation to score above 90%. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is placed second, performing well once again, and UNICEF enters the ‘very good’ category for the first time, jumping into third place. The ‘very good’ category also includes the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (UK-DFID), the Global Fund, the World Bank-International Development Association (WB-IDA), the Inter- American Development Bank (IADB), the Asian Development Bank (AsDB), the government of Sweden and the African Development Bank (AfDB).</p><p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 10px 10px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 12.928px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #424952;">At the other end of the scale, some important donors are performing poorly. France, Italy and Japan have agencies in a group of twelve donors in the ‘poor’ and ‘very poor’ categories. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a new addition in 2016, and China come last in the Index ranking. The largest number of donors is grouped under the ‘fair’ category, including some of the most important ones as categorised by aid budget such as USAID and Japan-JICA. Many of these donors are well established and have the structures in place to perform better.</p>

28 Apr 2016 12:43:44 GMT

Social protection and women's empowerment

<p>Many social protection programmes, including cash transfers, safety-net oriented public works programmes and asset transfers, target women as main beneficiaries. As such, extending social protection to rural populations has great potential for fostering rural women’s economic empowerment. However, to tap into this potential, more needs to be done. There is much scope for making social protection policies and programmes more gender sensitive and for better aligning them with agricultural and rural development policies to address gender inequalities and foster sustainable poverty reduction.</p><p>What does the evidence say? Impact evaluations of cash transfer (CT) programmes indicate these:</p><ul><li>help promote women’s economic advancement in agriculture, such as in Kenya and Malawi where CT programmes are helping women acquire productive assets such as small livestock</li><li>help women gain access to both formal and informal credit when they receive benefits in regular payments</li><li>increase women’s decision-making power and control over income, particularly in managing the extra cash, as shown by evidence from, e.g., Brazil, Mexico, and Kenya, and</li><li>improve financial literacy among women, as well as their access to financial services, especially when cash transfers are paid into bank accounts</li></ul>

28 Apr 2016 12:39:55 GMT

Qualitative research on women's economic empowerment and social protection - a research guide

<p>The FAO'€™s Social Protection and Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment research programme of the Food and Agriculture Organization of th e United Nations (FAO) falls under FAO'€™s Strategic Objective 3 of Reducing Rural Poverty and is delivered through two flagship initiatives: the Rural Women'€™s Economic Empowerment Initiative (RWEE) and the From Protection to Production (PtoP) p rogramme. The research seeks to gain a better understanding of how social protection policies and programmes can be improved to enhance impacts on rural women’s empowerment. The programme also aims at identifying ways in which social protection schemes or systems can be strengthened with regard to reducing gender inequalities and improving rural women’s economic and social empowerment, actions which can lead to more sustainable pathways out of poverty.</p><p>A number of case studies will analyse the impact of social protecti on programmes on rural women’s economic empowerment, particularly in two domains: economic advancement and power and agency. The case studies will also assess the impact of programme design on these two domains, as well as the degree to which gender equality and women’s empowerment are mainstreamed in programme design and implementation. Finally, to a lesser extent, the programme will assess the synergies that these programmes have with rural services and other livelihoods interventions.</p><p>Based on previous experience from the PtoP, the case studies are conducted using a mixed - method approach that combines qualitative and quantitative methods. To achieve comparability and enable cross - country analysis, the research methods are being implemented systematically across countries. This Qualitative Research Guide describes in detail the sequencing, timing and methodology of the research process to be implemented in each country of study: training, fieldwork preparation, a simple and clear fieldwork roadmap, the theory of change hypotheses for the studies, guiding questions and research tools. The Guide will be used for conducting qualitative research as part of this programme and will also serve as a basis for future FAO research on women’s empowerment and agriculure</p>

28 Apr 2016 12:32:05 GMT

Research on rural women's economic empowerment and social protection The impacts of Rwanda's Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP)

<div class="asset-description"><p>The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation s has started a policy-oriented research programme on Social Protection and Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment which aims to:</p><ul><li>gain a better understanding of how social protection policies and programmes can promote rural women’s empowerment as a strategy for rural poverty reduction</li><li>identify good practices in social protection policies and programmes to ensure that both women and men have access to social protection benefits; and</li><li>identify good practices in the design and implementation of social protection programmes that reduce gender inequalities in rural areas and promote rural women’ s economic empowerment.</li></ul><p>The research is undertaken under the From Protection to Production (PtoP) programme based at FAO which carries out impact evaluations of cash transfers in sub - Saharan Africa, as well as policy research and support on social protection and agriculture. The project is a collaborative effort between FAO, UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office and the governments of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The PtoP programme is also part o f the larger Transfer Project in which FAO has joined UNICEF, Save the Children UK and the University of North Carolina in supporting the design, implementation and impact evaluation of cash transfers in sub - Saharan Africa.</p><p>This report summarises findings of the first PtoP case study on rural women’s economic empowerment and focuses on the public works component of Rwanda’s Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP) – the Government of Rwanda’s flagship programme for poverty reduction providing countrywide social protection. The research was based on a mixed method approach comprising in-depth qualitative methods and quantitative surveys conducted in Rwanda during the autumn of 2014.</p></div>

28 Apr 2016 12:16:31 GMT

Public stockpiling of rice in Asia Pacific

<p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 10px 10px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 12.928px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #424952;">The public stockpiling of staple grains is one of the earliest strategies used to mitigate food supply instability. After many millennia, it remains an important aspect, if not the cornerstone of many national food policies around the world. In the case of the Asia Pacific region this essentially translates to stockpiling and building up rice reserves.</p><p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 10px 10px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 12.928px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #424952;">Several objectives can be met through successful public stockpiling policies. Some of these include:</p><ul style="color: #424952; font-family: Arial, Geneva, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12.928px;"><li>Stability of food supply and physical access to food (during emergencies and/or otherwise)</li><li>market price stabilisation and assured access to affordable food</li><li>increased incomes for farmers in agricultural economies so as to incentivise greater production</li></ul><p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 10px 10px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 12.928px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #424952;">Most of the benefits of public stockpiling are short-term. They can be extremely useful stop-gap measures in ensuring food economy stability and are thus a useful buffer to have in a government’s arsenal of food security policies. There are however numerous negative (both real and potential) implications to pursuing policies of public stockpiling. These implications are caused by a number of factors. Firstly, there are no set norms or directives on how a public stockpiling program me ought to work, what the optimal levels are or how they are to be calculated. Secondly, stockpiling policies are often used to fulfil multiple objectives and because of this, some objectives may result in activities which conflict with other objectives. These points are explored in greater detail in the main text of the report.</p>

28 Apr 2016 05:38:10 GMT

Conflict briefing notes: conflict briefing No.34, February 2015

<p>There was improvement in the security situation in the North East Nigeria in March because sustained attacks by the Nigerian military and the cut-of f of food sources and fuel supply have af fected the capacity of Jamaatu Ahlis-Sunna Liddaawati Wal Jihad (JAS) to continue to launch major attacks. JAS was forced to rely mostly on female suicide bombers to attack soft targets and ambush soldiers as many of its members were killed and injured in air strikes launched by the military and a growing number of its members reportedly surrendered to the military. Many JAS captives were also freed and relocated to the IDP camps.</p><p>There was also more evidence of organized crime in various parts of the country with incidence of kidnapping for ransom and rituals, armed robbery, piracy, oil bunkering, cattle theft, cultism, and drug abuse reported in the month. Some of these incidents threatened peace and security in parts of the country as they reinforced inter-group suspicions and mobilizations. There were also tensions in various parts of the country as a result of conflicts among political factional group conflicts, protests by some youths and electoral violence.</p><p>Another source of tension in inter-group relations was the introduction of new policies by government. For instance, the plan by Kaduna state government to introduce new laws to regulate the activities of religious groups has generated tensions as concerned Muslim and Christian organizations fear it would af fect exercise of religious freedom. The fact that this proposed law was preceded by government's plan to evict individuals and churches occupying land reportedly without approval has raised speculations that the present Kaduna state government is prosecuting an anti-Christian agenda.</p><p>The delay in the passage of the 2016 appropriation bill has undermined the capacity of the Federal Government to cover its personnel costs with a resultant delay in payment of workers' salaries across several federal agencies. The situation has been further compounded by the persistent scarcity of fuel and the attendant rise in price of transportation and goods across the country . The hardship occasioned by these developments has evoked anti-government sentiments amongst the populace and is eroding the public goodwill and popularity of the Buhari administration.</p>

28 Apr 2016 05:21:23 GMT

The implications of the Cuba-EU Agreement on Enhanced Political Dialogue and Cooperation

<p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 10px 10px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 12.928px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #424952;">On Friday, 11 March 2016, the European Union and Cuba signed a historic agreement, the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement ( PDCA), to further improve relations that have grown slowly since the start of high - level dialogue between the two parties in 2008. This coincides with the growing rapprochement between Cuba and the US under Barack Obama, and suggests that something deeper than meets the eye is happening in Cuba's foreign relations.</p><p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 10px 10px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 12.928px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #424952;">While this might be seen as marking the beginning of the end of an important chapter of the Cold War global relations that remained frozen after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Relations between the West and Cuba represent a rescue of Cold War diplomacy and power relations. Whether the recent developments mark a break with this ideological quagmire and if the Cuba - EU agreement will overcome the deep - seated conditions that have frozen the relations up to this point are key questions to be debated as we discuss the future of Cuba in the world. Also crucial is to reflect on the implications of this for the Cuban model of governance and development.</p>

28 Apr 2016 05:11:29 GMT

The BRICS in international development: the new landscape

<p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 10px 10px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 12.928px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #424952;">The emerging markets story, including the BRICS and beyond, has thus been a powerful catalyst for trade and investment and poverty reduction globally over this period, notably helping to boost growth in the Asian, Latin American and African regions. This ‘shifting wealth’ phenomenon has underpinned the basic agenda of the BRICS as a political association working to shift global governance norms and arrangements established under a United States ( US ) - led post - Second World War, to reflect the present and future configuration of world economic and political power.</p><p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 10px 10px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 12.928px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #424952;">This Evidence Report provides a summary account of the role of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in shaping the current global development landscape. It first looks at the origin of the BRICS as a political association, then considers their economic trajectories in the first decade and a half of the new century, followed by an investigation of the political and global governance implications of the involvement of the BRICS in the new economic and political geographies unfolding in the multipolar world of today. Finally, the report considers the BRICS as a vector in the evolving development cooperation scene.</p>

28 Apr 2016 05:01:24 GMT

To the ends of the earth: Antarctica, the Antarctic Treaty and South Africa

<p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 10px 10px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 12.928px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #424952;">One of the most effective global governance regimes of the post-World War II period that has received very little attention over the years is the Antarctic Treaty. Driven by Cold War pressures and a failure to regulate multiple and overlapping land claims in Antarctica, the US initiated a process that led to the 1959 Antarctic Treaty (the Treaty). Of the 50 Treaty members, 29 (including South Africa) are ‘consultative parties’ with voting rights. The Treaty provides for inspections and stipulates, inter alia, that Antarctica should remain a zone of peace and scientific enquiry, setting to the one side existing territorial claims. Furthermore, under the Madrid Protocol (which came into force in 1998), mineral exploration is prohibited until at least 2048. Although the Treaty is regarded as generally successful, it is in need of reform, in particular as regards its two- tier membership structure and the non-applicability of its provisions to non-members. Other threats to the Treaty include possible mineral exploration, biological prospecting, unsustainable levels of commercial fishing (legal and illegal) and mass tourism.</p><p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 10px 10px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 12.928px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #424952;">Over the years emerging powers have displayed a growing interest in the Antarctic. India, China and South Korea, to name a few, have all increased their presence and scientific activity there. As a contracting party, South Africa has been involved from the outset in the Treaty and its ancillary frameworks. However, it has concentrated mostly on science. More focus needs to be placed on the evolution of the political debate and on South Africa’s core interests. South Africa should pay more attention to Antarctic matters and continue to play an active part in the deliberations of Treaty agencies that uphold the Treaty’s original intent.</p>

28 Apr 2016 04:43:26 GMT

Resetting India’s engagement in Central Asia: from symbols to substance

<div data-canvas-width="416.033">Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit in July 2015 to all five Central Asian Republics (CARs), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, followed by his visit to Ufa, Russia, to attend the joint summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and BRICS (the grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) as well as the informal summit of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), promise a new phase in India’s comprehensive engagement with the region. The revitalisation of its role in Central Asia comes after decades of inaction and inertia, punctuated by ceremonial displays of goodwill and cordiality. Hampered by lack of physical connectivity and transport links to the region, India is develo ping alternative channels for accessing Central Asia via Iran and Afghanistan. The obvious aim is to expand economic activities, particularly trade with Central Asia, but there is also the need to boost India’s energy security and strategic position.</div><div data-canvas-width="416.033">&nbsp;</div><div data-canvas-width="326.77360000000004">India is carving out its strategic role in the region as a neighbour, regional power and a global actor within the regional parameters set by China’s economic pre-eminence, Russia’s geopolitical dominance, and the declining influence and credibility of the West.</div><div data-canvas-width="326.77360000000004">&nbsp;</div><div data-canvas-width="304.61233333333337">Although a “late starter”, India has the advantage of deploying its soft power and neutral but favourable image in the region to strengthen bilateral ties in several niche areas – IT, knowledge transfer, enterprise, innovation, medicine and health, culture and tourism – as well as in the spheres of transport connectivity, energy security and strategic cooperation.</div><div data-canvas-width="703.878883333333">&nbsp;</div><div data-canvas-width="737.6995499999999">India’s efforts to become a visible strategic actor depend on its ability to establish a close strategic bilateral partnership with the CARs, advance greater security cooperation with Russia by building on its close ties with Moscow and develop closer collaboration with China’s infrastructural development initiatives in Central Asia. India also needs to go beyond its preoccupation with Pakistan.</div><div data-canvas-width="737.6995499999999">&nbsp;</div><div data-canvas-width="195.00233333333338">As a new member of the SCO, while also seeking partnership with the EEU, India has the potential in the longer term to become an impartial third vector. It can do this by consolidating its status as a normative power with the capacity to make the requisite technological and financial investments in energy and transportation infrastructure, facilitate vital security arrang ements and enhance its standing in the global arena by pushing for transformation of norms and institutions of international governance.</div>

28 Apr 2016 03:49:18 GMT

Integrating mitigation and adaptation in climate and land use policies in Indonesia: a policy document analysis

<p>This paper investigates climate policy integration and coherence in the forest and agricultural sectors in Indonesia. It assesses the extent to which climate change policies show coherence’ between mitigation and adaptation objectives, and ‘external policy coherence between the climate change and non-climate change objectives of land use policies.</p><p>Most of the climate policy integration literature focuses on mainstreaming mitigation or adaptation into sectoral policies. Such approaches, however, tend to ignore possible interactions between climate change adaptation and mitigation, which are particularly important in the land use sector.</p><p>The research concludes that further resources, knowledge, and actions to address climate change adaptation in the agriculture and forestry are needed, before joint approaches can be effectively explored and pursued in the land use sector. It is also crucial that, government agencies working on mitigation and forests (REDD+) recognize and address these interactions in the formulation as well as in the implementation of policies and in the management of REDD+ projects.</p><p>National development policies and practices need to reconcile ambitious development objectives in the land use sector with mitigation targets in forests and agriculture and address more clearly adaptation needs within the two sectors.</p>

28 Apr 2016 01:50:08 GMT

Do dreams come true? Aspirations and educational attainments of Ethiopian boys and girls

<p>Most economic decisions that individuals take are forward-looking and are therefore shaped by the desire or ambition to achieve a goal. And yet, little is known about how aspirations shape decision-making. This paper partially addresses this gap using a rich longitudinal dataset following a cohort of children in Ethiopia for over a decade between the age of 8 and 19. We investigate the role of early aspirations for human capital investments in a context of poverty, traditional social expectations and gender roles. More specifically, the focus is on three related questions. First, the author investigates the relation between aspirations and boys’ and girls’ educational attainment, as an indicator of cumulative investments in education. Second, the paper look at how parents and children form their aspirations and at the transmission of aspirations from one generation to the other. Third, the paper explores the gender-based bias in aspirations and we investigate whether an initial pro-boys aspiration bias might constitute a source of gender inequality perpetuation particularly in a context of extreme poverty.</p><p>The author finds that:</p><ul><li>aspirations have a strong predictive power for later educational attainment particularly for boys, who are more likely to drop out of school after the age of 15</li><li>there is a substantial gender gap in aspirations and steep gradient in aspirations across wealth</li><li>parents ground their aspirations on the expectations they have about their children’s future when they are 12 years old</li><li>children’s aspirations mirror parental aspirations</li><li>initial low aspirations might be a mechanism of perpetration of gender inequality among the poorest segment of the population</li><li>parents and children revise their aspirations over time adapting to external circumstance and social expectations, so that after the age of 15 the pro-boys gender bias in aspirations is reverted.</li></ul>

22 Apr 2016 04:26:51 GMT

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2016 ITF Annual Summit: Green and Inclusive Transport

The Annual International Transport Forum Summit is the unique platform for a global conversation on strategies for transport in the 21st century. It will take place in Leipzig, Germany from 18-20 May 2016, under the Presidency of Denmark under the theme "Green and Inclusive Transport ".

Wed, 18 May 2016 10:59:00 GMT

The Sustainable Development Goals and Development Co-operation - Insights Blog

The Sustainable Development Goals which world leaders agreed on in 2015 are focussed on people, peace and planet. Achieving goals requires a transformational, integrated, and universal agenda that is based on effective policies, sufficient pecunia and true partnerships. Latest OECD Insights blog post by Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee.

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 10:29:00 GMT

Flabber-gassed by our noxious air: can electric vehicles save us? Insights Blog

Paris is a beautiful city but has an ugly problem with air pollution. Using 2 wheels to get to work, one becomes acutely aware of this insidious addiction to cars, and the “essence” of the problem, DIESEL.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:47:00 GMT

OECD Green Growth Newsletter

Read our latest February edition and all previous issues of the newsletter. The February issue takes a look back at the highlights of the 2015 Green Growth and Sustainable Forum, and recent publications and events related to Green Growth topics.

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:59:00 GMT

Kazakhstan signs OECD Green Growth Declaration

There are now 44 adherents to the OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Kazakhstan has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Peru, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the declaration. Latest reports are now available on Brazil, Zambia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Korea and Latvia.

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:20:00 GMT

Social Costs of Morbidity Impacts of Air Pollution - Environment Working Paper

Outdoor air pollution is a major determinant of health worldwide. The objective of this paper is to inform the development of improved estimates of the social costs of human morbidity impacts resulting from outdoor air pollution in two components; namely to develop a core set of pollutant-health end-points to be covered when estimating the costs of morbidity, and to review current estimates of the cost of morbidity from air pollution.

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:30:00 GMT

OECD LEED Resilience Webinar: Transitioning to a Green Economy (26 January 2016)

The OECD LEED research project “Building resilience through greater adaptability to long-term challenges” aims to explore the link between local resilience and the capacity to adapt to long-term challenges such as ageing populations and the shift to a green economy. Join the webinar on 26 January 2016, 5 pm (Paris time).

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:00:00 GMT

The Importance of a Policy Coherence Lens for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals - Insights blog

The OECD defines policy coherence for sustainable development (PCSD) as an approach and policy tool to integrate the economic, social, environmental, and governance dimensions of sustainable development at all stages of domestic and international policy making. This blog details the OECD's PCSD framework and its goals.

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:30:00 GMT

Measuring Multidimensional Well-being and Sustainable Development - Insight blog

As part of the Better Life Index, Sustainable Development forms a multi-faceted key role in the way the OECD carries out its policy analysis. This latest blog from the OECD's Chief Statistician outlines how this is done.

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 12:05:00 GMT

Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum 2015 - Enabling the next industrial revolution: Systems innovation for green growth

Achieving green growth requires ambitious transition management policies in key sectors such as energy, transport, water and agriculture. Provided that the pace of innovation in a number of these key areas is growing faster than ever before, the 2015 GGSD Forum examined how to foster the "next industrial revolution" by harnessing the potential of systems innovation policies to support green growth.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 18:04:00 GMT

How OECD and IEA contributed to COP21 - Insights blog

With the world welcoming the new comprehensive global climate agreement at COP21 aiming to limit the global average temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, it is worth noting the significant contribution that the OECD family has made. These contributions were aptly summarized in a useful joint statement by the secretariats of OECD, IEA, International Transport Forum and Nuclear Energy Agency right after COP21 kicked off.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:57:00 GMT

Statement by the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on COP21 Agreement

This is a watershed day for the world and especially heartening for the OECD as one of the first international bodies to call for zero net emissions in the second half of the century, for a price on carbon and for greater efforts to channel finance into the low carbon economy.

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 19:59:00 GMT

Israel Policy Brief: Improving the Effectiveness of Environmental Taxation

Despite a relatively good performance on several points compared to other countries, there is still scope for improving the effectiveness of Israel’s taxation policy from an environmental perspective.

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:30:00 GMT

A Californian enigma: Record-high agricultural revenues during the most severe drought in history

Drought in California has been in the headlines frequently these last three years, with startling pictures of empty reservoirs, rivers and canals, wildfires, disappearing snowpack and dry earth. Yet these dramatic effects have not stopped the agricultural sector from growing.

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:28:00 GMT

Higher price on carbon needed to effectively tackle climate change

OECD urges efforts to better price carbon as new analysis finds that 90% of CO2-emissions are priced below EUR 30 per tonne, a low-end estimate of climate damage, and 60% are not priced at all. Effective Carbon Rates in the OECD and Selected Partner Economies calculates effective carbon rates (ECR) on CO2-emissions from energy use for 41 countries which together use 80% of global emissions.

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 11:00:00 GMT

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OECD Insights: Making Trade and Investment Work for People

Both the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the OECD New Approaches to Economic Challenges explicitly recognise that trade and investment are not goals in themselves, but are a means to an end. That desired end is stronger and more inclusive growth, better jobs for more people, and improved societal well-being.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:16:00 GMT

OECD’s Gurría welcomes WTO agreements

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría congratulates the World Trade Organization and its members for their accomplishments at the 10th WTO Ministerial in Nairobi.

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 10:48:00 GMT

International trade statistics: trends in third quarter 2015

G20 total international merchandise trade continues to fall in Q3 2015

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 09:19:00 GMT

Monitoring investment and trade measures

G20 Leaders are firmly committed to open trade and investment and to resisting protectionism in all its forms. They have mandated WTO, OECD and UNCTAD – the leading international organisations in the area of international trade and investment policies – to monitor policy developments and report publicly on these commitments.

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:00:00 GMT

Aid for Trade 10 years on - Keeping it Effective

This paper assesses the achievements and challenges of the WTO-led Aid for Trade initiative. After outlining the achievements, the paper discusses where to put the emphasis, how to expand partnerships, how to enhance effectiveness; and, most importantly, how to retain interest in using aid to make trade work for the poor.

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:11:00 GMT

OECD Technical Workshop on Foreign Direct Investment and Global Value Chains

The workshop will discuss the first results of the OECD Secretariat’s work on integrating FDI statistics into the analysis of Global Value Chains (OECD-WTO Trade in Value Added Initiative) to better account for foreign ownership.

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:06:00 GMT

Inclusive Global Value Chains: Policy options in trade and complementary areas for GVC integration by small and medium enterprises and low income developing countries

The new OECD-WBG report on "Inclusive Global Value Chains: Policy options in trade and complementary areas for GVC Integration by small and medium enterprises and low-income developing countries" was presented to G20 Trade Ministers in October 2015.

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:00:00 GMT

OECD Secretary-General Gurría hails TPP agreement

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement reached between governments in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region.

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:41:00 GMT

We need global policy coherence in trade and investment to boost growth

Mounting fears of another slowdown in the global economy call for bolder policy responses. Trade and investment are a case in point. The latest WTO forecasts suggest 2015 will be the fourth year running that global trade volumes grow less than 3%, barely at—or below—the rate of GDP growth. Before

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 19:13:00 GMT

Support to fossil fuels remains high and the time is ripe for change

Government support to fossil fuel consumption and production in OECD countries and key emerging economies remains high, at USD 160-200 billion annually, according to a new OECD report. This support is hampering global efforts to curb emissions and combat climate change.

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:49:00 GMT

International trade statistics: trends in second quarter 2015

G7 and BRIICS merchandise trade continues to slow in second quarter of 2015

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:50:00 GMT

Aid for Trade at a Glance 2015: Reducing trade costs for inclusive, sustainable growth

The 2015 joint OECD/WTO publication Aid for Trade at a Glance focusses on how reducing trade costs will help in achieving inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:11:00 GMT

OECD publishes new analysis of local content requirements and their role in trade policy

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:30:00 GMT

OECD Ministers reinforce importance of investment for strong, green and inclusive growth

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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:24:00 GMT

Global trade costs could drop dramatically if countries implement WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, OECD says

Implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) could reduce worldwide trade costs by anywhere from 12.5% to 17.5%, according to new OECD analysis, with the greatest benefits accruing in developing countries.

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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Assistant

<p><strong>Exciting opportunity for M&amp;E Experts to contribute to AAI Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan</strong></p> <ul> <li>24 month Period Offer contract</li> <li>Activities carried throughout Indonesia and home base</li> <li>Open to national and international individuals and organisations</li> </ul> <p><strong>The Program</strong></p> <p>Australia Awards Indonesia (AAI) is managed by Coffey on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Australia Awards is an integral part of Australia&rsquo;s development cooperation program with Indonesia and has enjoyed strong support from both governments for more than sixty years. Australia Awards addresses two key challenges: to fill a gap in the pool of individuals with the higher-level capacity to contribute to Indonesia&rsquo;s development; and the need for a strong deep relationship based on mutual understanding between Australia and Indonesia.</p> <p><strong>The Position</strong></p> <p><strong>MEL Assistant (493329)</strong></p> <p>The MEL Assistant is responsible for supporting the MEL team in implementing the MEL plan, reporting directly to the MEL Manager. The MEL Assistant will be responsible for coordinating logistics for MEL-related activities and assisting the MEL unit, as well as evaluators and researchers during data collection in the field. The MEL Assistant must be detail-oriented, flexible and effective at time management, with proven working experience in project administration, organising events and ability to work with officials from the Government of Indonesia, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and DFAT&rsquo;s programming partners. Indonesian citizens are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.</p> <p><strong>Standing Offer arrangement</strong></p> <p>Those selected for the above position will enter into a Standing Offer arrangement with Coffey to provide periodic inputs as needed for a 2-year period until end of March 2018.</p> <p><strong>How to Apply</strong></p> <p>To review a detailed position description and to lodge an application for this tentative position, please visit <strong>www.careers.coffey.com</strong> and search by the job number <strong>493329</strong>.</p> <p><em>For any enquiries, please contact <a href="mailto:internationaldevelopment@coffey.com">internationaldevelopment@coffey.com</a></em></p> <p><strong>Applications close: 3 March 2016 (6pm Jakarta time)</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 23:10:35 GMT

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Analysts

<p><strong>Exciting opportunity for M&amp;E Experts to contribute to AAI Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan</strong></p> <ul> <li>24 month Period Offer contract</li> <li>Activities carried throughout Indonesia and home base</li> <li>Open to national and international individuals and organisations</li> </ul> <p><strong>The Program</strong></p> <p>Australia Awards Indonesia (AAI) is managed by Coffey on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Australia Awards is an integral part of Australia&rsquo;s development cooperation program with Indonesia and has enjoyed strong support from both governments for more than sixty years. Australia Awards addresses two key challenges: to fill a gap in the pool of individuals with the higher-level capacity to contribute to Indonesia&rsquo;s development; and the need for a strong deep relationship based on mutual understanding between Australia and Indonesia.</p> <p><strong>The Position</strong></p> <p><strong>MEL Analysts (493328)</strong></p> <p>The MEL Analyst is responsible for supporting the Coffey&rsquo;s MEL teams in Indonesia with implementing their MEL strategies and plans. The position will report directly to the MEL Manager in the program for which the work is being conducted. A particular focus will be upon assisting MEL units and STORE evaluators with data analysis by tailoring information to meet their needs. This would include presenting information in user-friendly formats through the use of graphics, info-graphics, tables, charts and models, where appropriate, to improve the quality and impact of reports and evaluation products. The MEL Analyst requires proven experience as a researcher or data analysts, with strong analytical and critical thinking skills, quantitative and qualitative research skills, conceptual skills, presentation skills, writing skills, and the ability to work in teams and to deadlines. This position is classified as B2 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework.</p> <p><strong>Standing Offer arrangement</strong></p> <p>Those selected for the above position will enter into a Standing Offer arrangement with Coffey to provide periodic inputs as needed for a 2-year period until end of March 2018.</p> <p><strong>How to Apply</strong></p> <p>To review a detailed position description and to lodge an application for this tentative position, please visit <strong>www.careers.coffey.com</strong> and search by the job number <strong>493328</strong>.</p> <p><em>For any enquiries, please contact <a href="mailto:internationaldevelopment@coffey.com">internationaldevelopment@coffey.com</a></em></p> <p><strong>Applications close: 3 March 2016 (6pm Jakarta time)</strong></p>

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 22:59:13 GMT

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Evaluators

<p><strong>Exciting opportunity for M&amp;E Experts to contribute to AAI Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan</strong></p> <ul> <li>24 month Period Offer contract</li> <li>Activities carried throughout Indonesia and home base</li> <li>Open to national and international individuals and organisations</li> </ul> <p><strong>The Program</strong></p> <p>Australia Awards Indonesia (AAI) is managed by Coffey on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Australia Awards is an integral part of Australia&rsquo;s development cooperation program with Indonesia and has enjoyed strong support from both governments for more than sixty years. Australia Awards addresses two key challenges: to fill a gap in the pool of individuals with the higher-level capacity to contribute to Indonesia&rsquo;s development; and the need for a strong deep relationship based on mutual understanding between Australia and Indonesia.</p> <p><strong>The Position</strong></p> <p><strong>MEL Evaluators ( 493327)</strong></p> <p>The Evaluators will deliver the research and evaluation services outlined in the RFT for the MEL Plan. Selected Evaluators will enter into a Standing Offer arrangement to provide the services over a 24 month period. Evaluators will have demonstrated experience in evaluating Australian aid and scholarships programs applied within the government departments, preferably in Indonesia. Evaluation experience in human resources development and organisational development programs is a must. The ability to use evaluation to contribute to learning and continuous improvement is essential. This position is classified as C4 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Evaluators can be individuals, groups of individuals, not-for-profit organisations, or private sector firms.</p> <p><strong>Standing Offer arrangement</strong></p> <p>Those selected for the above position will enter into a Standing Offer arrangement with Coffey to provide periodic inputs as needed for a 2-year period until end of March 2018.</p> <p><strong>How to Apply</strong></p> <p>To review a detailed position description and to lodge an application for this tentative position, please visit <strong>www.careers.coffey.com</strong> and search by the job number <strong>493327</strong>.</p> <p><em>For any enquiries, please contact <a href="mailto:internationaldevelopment@coffey.com">internationaldevelopment@coffey.com</a></em></p> <p><strong>Applications close: 3 March 2016 (6pm Jakarta time)</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 22:50:58 GMT

3 Assistants techniques internationaux - Conseillers techniques en santé publique

<p>Dans le cadre du d&eacute;veloppement de ses activit&eacute;s, la CTB recherche trois (h/f):</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Assistants Techniques Internationaux &ndash;</strong></p> <p><strong>Conseillers techniques Sant&eacute; publique - R&eacute;publique D&eacute;mocratique du Congo</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">R&eacute;f: RDC/14/194</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Lieu d&rsquo;affectation</strong>: Kisangani, Kikwit ou G&eacute;m&eacute;na</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Nous recrutons pour ces trois localisations. Vu la situation particuli&egrave;rement isol&eacute;e de G&eacute;m&eacute;na, voire de Kikwit, la personne recrut&eacute;e devra faire preuve d'une bonne r&eacute;sistance au stress et &agrave; l'isolement.</p> <p>Ces 2 postes (G&eacute;m&eacute;na et Kikwit) ne conviennent pas, &agrave; priori, &agrave; une personne accompagn&eacute;e de sa famille.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Merci de mentionner vos choix clairement si vous n&rsquo;indiquez aucune pr&eacute;f&eacute;rence, nous consid&eacute;rons que vous postulez pour les 3 localisations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Dur&eacute;e du contrat: </strong>36 mois</p> <p><strong>Date probable d&rsquo;entr&eacute;e en fonction</strong>: avril 2016</p> <p><strong>Package salarial mensuel</strong>: entre 5.977,54 euros et 8.931,91 euros(en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages li&eacute;s au statut d'expatri&eacute;: primes d&rsquo;&eacute;loignement et de p&eacute;nibilit&eacute;). Le salaire est calcul&eacute; en fonction de la composition de m&eacute;nage et de l&rsquo;exp&eacute;rience professionnelle pertinente.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>Le programme</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Le &laquo;&nbsp;Programme Sant&eacute; RDC&nbsp;&raquo; est une nouvelle phase de l&rsquo;appui apport&eacute; par la coop&eacute;ration belge au Minist&egrave;re de la Sant&eacute; Publique (MSP), dans le cadre de la coop&eacute;ration bilat&eacute;rale entre la RDC et la Belgique.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Ce programme est caract&eacute;ris&eacute; par un appui au secteur de la sant&eacute; &agrave; deux niveaux de l&rsquo;organisation sanitaire: (i) au niveau central avec un appui &agrave; 4 structures cl&eacute;s du MSP, (ii) au niveau d&eacute;centralis&eacute; avec un appui aux Divisions Provinciales de la Sant&eacute; (DPS) et aux Zones de Sant&eacute; (ZS); une 3<sup>&egrave;me</sup> composante &ndash; la lutte contre la violence sexuelle &ndash; s&rsquo;ajoute comme un th&egrave;me d&rsquo;attention particuli&egrave;re ancr&eacute;e dans le secteur de la sant&eacute;, mais avec des liens avec d&rsquo;autres secteurs (justice, affaires sociales, enseignement).</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">L&rsquo;intervention &laquo;&nbsp;Programme d&rsquo;appui aux Divisions Provinciales de la Sant&eacute; (DPS) et aux Zones de Sant&eacute; (ZS)&nbsp;&raquo; (PADP) est une composante du programme sant&eacute; de la coop&eacute;ration Belgo-Congolaise. Ce programme s&rsquo;inscrit dans la dynamique de d&eacute;centralisation en RDC avec la cr&eacute;ation d&rsquo;un syst&egrave;me de sant&eacute; en multiples niveaux avec des r&ocirc;les et responsabilit&eacute;s sp&eacute;cifiques &agrave; chacun. L&rsquo;appui s&rsquo;&eacute;tend sur 3 divisions provinciales, &agrave; savoir la DPS de Kwilu avec si&egrave;ge &agrave; Bandundu-ville, la DPS de Sud-Ubangi avec si&egrave;ge &agrave; G&eacute;m&eacute;na, et la DPS de Thsopo avec si&egrave;ge &agrave; Kisangani.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: small;">Les orientations sp&eacute;cifiques de la composante PADP sont un focus permanent sur la qualit&eacute; des services offerts &agrave; la population des ZS, l&rsquo;introduction &ndash; g&eacute;n&eacute;ralisation d&rsquo;un acc&egrave;s &eacute;quitable &agrave; une offre de services avec tarif uniforme &ndash; forfaitaire subventionn&eacute;e, un d&eacute;veloppement de l&rsquo;outil ICT en phase avec le Plan National de D&eacute;veloppement de l&rsquo;Informatique en Sant&eacute; (PNDIS), ainsi qu&rsquo;un accent sur l&rsquo;approche bas&eacute; sur les droits humains.&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: small;">Toute la composante introduit &eacute;galement la strat&eacute;gie de financement des performances, qui veut que tout financement soit conditionn&eacute; par les performances des acteurs. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">L&rsquo;objectif sp&eacute;cifique de l&rsquo;intervention est que les zones de sant&eacute; cibl&eacute;es montrent une meilleure performance en termes de qualit&eacute; et accessibilit&eacute; des soins de leurs services de sant&eacute; &agrave; travers un accompagnement fonctionnel par les Equipes Cadres de Zones (ECZS) et les DPS. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">La composante s&rsquo;ex&eacute;cutera en r&eacute;gie, avec une d&eacute;l&eacute;gation importante de ressources et responsabilit&eacute;s vers le partenaire &agrave; travers des conventions de subsides. Cette modalit&eacute; permet de contractualiser et responsabiliser les diff&eacute;rents niveaux d&rsquo;appui (DPS, ECZS, H&ocirc;pital G&eacute;n&eacute;ral de R&eacute;f&eacute;rences HGR et Centre de Sant&eacute; CS).&nbsp; </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">La fonction</span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Sous la supervision du coordinateur du programme Sant&eacute;, l&rsquo;expertise vise principalement un transfert de comp&eacute;tences et de savoir-faire pour&nbsp;:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Le renforcement technique de l&rsquo;&eacute;quipe de la DPS dans le d&eacute;ploiement de ses fonctions comme entit&eacute; charg&eacute;e de piloter l&rsquo;application de la Politique Sanitaire Nationale (SRSS) dans les zones de sant&eacute; qu&rsquo;elle chapeaute&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>L&rsquo;appui aux fonctions du bureau d&rsquo;Appui technique, du bureau d&rsquo;Information sanitaire et Recherche et du bureau Inspection et contr&ocirc;le. De fa&ccedil;on plus globale, apporter au chef de division son conseil technique dans le pilotage de l&rsquo;ensemble de la DPS&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>La coordination avec les autres Partenaires Techniques Financiers (PTF) impliqu&eacute;s dans le d&eacute;veloppement sanitaire de la province, avec un r&ocirc;le proactif de lancement d&rsquo;initiatives de collaboration&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>L&rsquo;appui aux zones de sant&eacute; dans la mise en &oelig;uvre des activit&eacute;s du projet, notamment celles orient&eacute;es vers l&rsquo;am&eacute;lioration de la qualit&eacute; et l&rsquo;accessibilit&eacute; des soins.</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Chacun des trois experts travaillera au sein de la Division Provinciale de la Sant&eacute; (DPS) du Minist&egrave;re Provincial de la Sant&eacute; (MS) correspondant, soit dans la DPS Tshopo &agrave; Kisangani, dans la DPS Sud Ubangi &agrave; Gemena et dans la DPS Kwilu &agrave; Bandundu-ville. Le m&eacute;decin chef de la division sera son homologue. Il effectuera des d&eacute;placements au sein de sa province et entre cette province et les deux autres appuy&eacute;es, et &agrave; Kinshasa afin de veiller aux liens entre les composantes du programme sant&eacute; belgo-congolais et entre le terrain, le niveau interm&eacute;diaire et le niveau central.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>L&rsquo;expert aura pour responsabilit&eacute;s principales de :</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <p>Assurer la bonne ex&eacute;cution de l&rsquo;intervention et la gestion optimale des fonds mis &agrave; disposition par la Belgique qu&rsquo;il g&egrave;re en concertation avec le chef de division de la Division Provinciale de la Sant&eacute;&nbsp;(DPS) ;</p> </li> <li> <p>Repr&eacute;senter la CTB au niveau provincial pour tout ce qui concerne le PADP&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer la DPS en ce qui concerne les fonctions techniques avec un accent sp&eacute;cial sur la recherche et le leadership accompagnateur&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer la r&eacute;forme au sein de la DPS et ZS, notamment dans la rationalisation du personnel et l&rsquo;organisation des bureaux&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Renforcer les interactions et les lignes de communication entre les bureaux au sein de la DPS, avec les bureaux de zone (BZS) et entre les niveaux central et interm&eacute;diaire&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Renforcer les capacit&eacute;s manag&eacute;riales des &eacute;quipes (DPS, ECZ), &agrave; travers des formations sur place et &agrave; distance&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Faciliter une concertation r&eacute;guli&egrave;re entre la DPS et les acteurs op&eacute;rationnels&nbsp;: &eacute;tablir des contacts r&eacute;guliers avec les Partenaires Techniques Financiers (PTF) actifs au niveau provincial pour se concerter sur la mise en &oelig;uvre du plan de d&eacute;veloppement provincial, activit&eacute;s et investissements&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer l&rsquo;&eacute;laboration d&rsquo;un plan op&eacute;rationnel annuel r&eacute;aliste qui int&egrave;gre un budget multibailleurs, et la revue annuelle de la DPS&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>D&eacute;velopper, en s&rsquo;appuyant sur l&rsquo;Assistant Technique National (ATN), une gestion transparente au niveau de la DPS et des ZS appuy&eacute;es&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Participer &agrave; l&rsquo;organisation d&rsquo;un syst&egrave;me de supervision int&eacute;gr&eacute;e du niveau DPS vers les ZS avec un appui syst&eacute;mique &agrave; l&rsquo;ECZ et &agrave; l&rsquo;HGR&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Participer &agrave; la planification de l&rsquo;utilisation des ressources d&rsquo;une fa&ccedil;on concert&eacute;e &agrave; destination de la DPS et des ZS: formations, recrutement d&rsquo;expertise, planification ascendante, appui en gestion administrative et financi&egrave;re, supervision et coordination de la DPS vers les ZS, et recherche action&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Assurer la gestion efficace de toute information utile pour un bon fonctionnement du Minist&egrave;re de la Sant&eacute;, notamment la capitalisation d&rsquo;exp&eacute;rience r&eacute;cente et de remont&eacute;e des preuves op&eacute;rationnelles de la recherche-action&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Accompagner ou faciliter les missions techniques sur le terrain ou des expertises recrut&eacute;es dans le cadre de l&rsquo;intervention&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer la DPS pour avoir un inventaire op&eacute;rationnel et &agrave; jour des activit&eacute;s des diff&eacute;rents acteurs afin de jouer pleinement son r&ocirc;le de coordinateur et de r&eacute;gulateur&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Participer et faciliter les plates-formes de concertation au niveau DPS, y compris avec les PTF et le priv&eacute;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer la consolidation du syst&egrave;me de tarification forfaitaire harmonis&eacute; avec la DPS et les ECZS&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Accompagner la mise en place d&rsquo;une strat&eacute;gie par rapport &agrave; la maintenance, &agrave; travers des &eacute;tudes et la recherche action et une motivation dans le cadre du FBP&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Veiller &agrave; la r&eacute;alisation des activit&eacute;s pr&eacute;vues dans le cadre logique pour l&rsquo;atteinte des r&eacute;sultats interm&eacute;diaires &agrave; travers un planning rigoureux et un monitoring et rapportage r&eacute;gulier&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Soumettre &agrave; la SMCL (instance de pilotage de l&rsquo;intervention) les plans de travail, des rapports d&rsquo;avancement, des rapports de suivi - &eacute;valuation ainsi qu&rsquo;un rapport final d&rsquo;ex&eacute;cution&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Proposer, si n&eacute;cessaire, &agrave; la SMCL les ajustements ou modifications des activit&eacute;s et r&eacute;sultats interm&eacute;diaires&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Veiller &agrave; la bonne gestion des ressources financi&egrave;res et mat&eacute;rielles du projet.&nbsp; V&eacute;rifier l&rsquo;ex&eacute;cution physique et financi&egrave;re des tranches allou&eacute;es aux ZS&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Accompagner la capitalisation des exp&eacute;riences et tirer les le&ccedil;ons pour les prestations futures et conseils &agrave; communiquer au MSP &agrave; travers la participation aux exercices de capitalisation qui seront men&eacute;es avec les ZS, les DPS, le MSP et la coop&eacute;ration belge&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Pour le cas sp&eacute;cifique de Tshopo&nbsp;: superviser l&rsquo;assistant technique international du PLVS&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Pour le cas sp&eacute;cifique de Kwilu et Sud-Ubangi&nbsp;: superviser l&rsquo;assistant technique national du PLVS&nbsp;;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Le profil</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>Niveau de formation : </strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Docteur en M&eacute;decine et Master en Sant&eacute; Publique.</p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>Exp&eacute;rience prouv&eacute;e: </strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience professionnelle de minimum 5 ans, dont minimum 2 ans dans un contexte de pays en d&eacute;veloppement dans le cadre de la coop&eacute;ration internationale.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience&nbsp; prouv&eacute;e en :</p> <ol> <li> <p>Planification, organisation et gestion au niveau sant&eacute; provincial</p> </li> <li> <p>Accompagnement d&rsquo;un processus de gestion du changement</p> </li> <li> <p>Supervision, formation, suivi-&eacute;valuation</p> </li> <li> <p>Encadrement et d&eacute;veloppement des ZS, des ECZ et DPS</p> </li> <li> <p>D&eacute;veloppement organisationnel</p> </li> </ol></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Exp&eacute;rience additionnelle souhait&eacute;e:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Une exp&eacute;rience pr&eacute;alable dans un poste similaire au sein d&rsquo;une organisation de coop&eacute;ration dans le domaine de la sant&eacute; publique et en d&eacute;veloppement organisationnel&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Une connaissance pr&eacute;alable du contexte congolais et de son syst&egrave;me de sant&eacute; (ou tout au moins de l&rsquo;Afrique centrale).</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Aptitudes comportementales: </strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Adh&eacute;sion aux valeurs de la CTB&nbsp;: engagement, respect, responsabilit&eacute; et int&eacute;grit&eacute;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Capacit&eacute; &agrave; travailler dans un milieu multiculturel et multidisciplinaire&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Capacit&eacute; de facilitation, accompagnement, n&eacute;gociation&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Communication active et passive, capacit&eacute; d&rsquo;empathie, flexibilit&eacute;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Capacit&eacute; de gestion de conflits&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Capacit&eacute; de r&eacute;flexion conceptuelle&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Aptitudes en animation d&rsquo;&eacute;quipes et en formation&nbsp;;</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Aptitudes techniques : </strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Capacit&eacute;s &agrave; mener de la recherche-action et des enqu&ecirc;tes&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Excellente ma&icirc;trise du fran&ccedil;ais&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Tr&egrave;s bonne ma&icirc;trise de l&rsquo;outil informatique (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Base de donn&eacute;es).</p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Int&eacute;ress&eacute;(e)?</span></strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Postulez <strong>au plus tard le 28/02/2016 via notre site Web</strong>: <a href="http://www.btcctb.org/"><span style="color: #0000ff;">www.btcctb.org</span></a></p> <p>Pour toute question suppl&eacute;mentaire, contactez-nous au 02/505 18 65 ou via humres@btcctb.org.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Attention&nbsp;!</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p>Nous recrutons pour trois localisations diff&eacute;rentes: G&eacute;m&eacute;na, Kikwit, Kisangani.</p> <p>Vu la situation particuli&egrave;rement isol&eacute;e de G&eacute;m&eacute;na, voire de Kikwit, la personne recrut&eacute;e devra faire preuve d'une bonne r&eacute;sistance au stress et &agrave; l'isolement.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ces 2 postes (G&eacute;m&eacute;na et Kikwit) ne conviennent pas, &agrave; priori, &agrave; une personne accompagn&eacute;e de sa famille.</p> <p>Merci de mentionner vos choix clairement si vous ne mentionnez pas de lieu d&rsquo;affectation, nous consid&eacute;rons que vous postulez pour les 3 localisations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:52:41 GMT

Assistant technique international - Expert en gestion pharmaceutique

<p>Dans le cadre du d&eacute;veloppement de ses activit&eacute;s, la CTB recherche un (h/f):</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Assistant Technique International &ndash;</strong></p> <p><strong>Expert en Gestion pharmaceutique</strong></p> <p>R&eacute;publique D&eacute;mocratique du Congo</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">R&eacute;f: RDC/14/193-3 </span></strong></p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Lieu d&rsquo;affectation</strong>: Kinshasa (avec d&eacute;placements fr&eacute;quents en province)</p> <p><strong>Dur&eacute;e du contrat: </strong>36 mois</p> <p><strong>Date probable d&rsquo;entr&eacute;e en fonction</strong>: avril 2016</p> <p><strong>Package salarial mensuel</strong>: entre 6.594,96 euros et 9.794,61 euros (en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages li&eacute;s au statut d'expatri&eacute;: primes d&rsquo;&eacute;loignement et de p&eacute;nibilit&eacute;). Le salaire est calcul&eacute; en fonction de la composition de m&eacute;nage et de l&rsquo;exp&eacute;rience professionnelle pertinente.</p> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <h3><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></h3> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Le programme</span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Le &laquo;&nbsp;Programme Sant&eacute; RDC&nbsp;&raquo; est une nouvelle phase de l&rsquo;appui apport&eacute; par la coop&eacute;ration belge au Minist&egrave;re de la Sant&eacute; Publique (MSP), dans le cadre de la coop&eacute;ration bilat&eacute;rale entre la RDC et la Belgique.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ce programme est caract&eacute;ris&eacute; par un appui au secteur de la sant&eacute; &agrave; deux niveaux de l&rsquo;organisation sanitaire: (i) au niveau central avec un appui &agrave; 4 structures cl&eacute;s du MSP, (ii) au niveau d&eacute;centralis&eacute; avec un appui aux Divisions Provinciales de la Sant&eacute; (DPS) et aux Zones de Sant&eacute; (ZS); une 3<sup>&egrave;me</sup> composante &ndash; la lutte contre la violence sexuelle &ndash; s&rsquo;ajoute comme un th&egrave;me d&rsquo;attention particuli&egrave;re ancr&eacute;e dans le secteur de la sant&eacute;, avec toutefois des liens qui s&rsquo;op&egrave;rent avec d&rsquo;autres secteurs (justice, affaires sociales, enseignement).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Cette intervention belge, telle qu&rsquo;elle a &eacute;t&eacute; d&eacute;finie dans la phase d&rsquo;identification, s&rsquo;aligne pleinement dans la politique de sant&eacute; du MSP. Ce programme contribue, en effet, &agrave; la r&eacute;alisation des objectifs du Gouvernement dans le secteur de la sant&eacute; par son appui &agrave; diff&eacute;rentes structures centralis&eacute;es et d&eacute;centralis&eacute;es, par son alignement clair &agrave; la Strat&eacute;gie de Renforcement du Syst&egrave;me de Sant&eacute; (SRSS) et au Plan National de D&eacute;veloppement Sanitaire (PNDS).</p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p>Dans cette optique, 4 structures centrales du MPS &ndash; d&eacute;j&agrave; appuy&eacute;es durant les phases pr&eacute;c&eacute;dentes &agrave; travers la coop&eacute;ration bilat&eacute;rale belge ou la coop&eacute;ration d&eacute;l&eacute;gu&eacute;e avec l&rsquo;Union Europ&eacute;enne &ndash; sont concern&eacute;es par le Programme :</p> <ul> <li>La Direction des Etudes et de la Planification (DEP)&nbsp;;</li> <li>La future Direction Administrative et Financi&egrave;re (DAF)&nbsp;;</li> <li>Les structures du Syst&egrave;me National d&rsquo;Approvisionnement en M&eacute;dicaments Essentiels (SNAME)&nbsp;: (i) La direction de la Pharmacie du M&eacute;dicament (DPM), (ii) le Programme National d&rsquo;Approvisionnement en M&eacute;dicaments (PNAM), (iii) la F&eacute;d&eacute;ration des Centrales d'Achat des M&eacute;dicaments (FEDECAME) et (iv) les Centrales de Distributions R&eacute;gionales de M&eacute;dicaments Essentiels (CDR).</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">L&rsquo;objectif g&eacute;n&eacute;ral du programme est de contribuer &agrave; l&rsquo;am&eacute;lioration de l&rsquo;&eacute;tat de sant&eacute; de la population dans le cadre global de lutte contre la pauvret&eacute;.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Le programme du Niveau Central est structur&eacute; en 3 objectifs sp&eacute;cifiques, intitul&eacute;s de la mani&egrave;re suivante : </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <ol> <li> <p>Les capacit&eacute;s manag&eacute;riales de la DEP sont renforc&eacute;es pour assurer ses missions dans la mise en &oelig;uvre, le suivi et l&rsquo;&eacute;valuation du PNDS en priorit&eacute; dans les aspects de r&eacute;forme du secteur et du d&eacute;veloppement des zones de sant&eacute;.</p> </li> <li> <p>Les capacit&eacute;s manag&eacute;riales de la Direction de Lutte contre la Maladie sont renforc&eacute;es pour assurer son leadership de gestion multi-bailleurs des maladies end&eacute;mo-&eacute;pid&eacute;miques et des maladies non transmissibles</p> </li> <li> <p>L'approvisionnement r&eacute;gulier et p&eacute;renne en m&eacute;dicaments, dispositifs m&eacute;dicaux et produits de diagnostic essentiels de qualit&eacute; &agrave; un prix accessible, mission prioritaire du SNAME, est assur&eacute; par la FEDECAME, r&eacute;gul&eacute; par la DPM, suivi par le PNAM, et destin&eacute; &agrave; toutes les Formations sanitaires des ZS cibl&eacute;es, via les CDR de Kisangani (CAMEKIS), de Bwamanda (CAMENE) et de Kikwit (CAMEBASU).</p> </li> </ol> <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">La fonction</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: small;">L&rsquo;expertise apport&eacute;e par l&rsquo;ATI gestionnaire pharmaceutique est essentiellement un appui institutionnel au d&eacute;veloppement du Syst&egrave;me National d&rsquo;Approvisionnements en M&eacute;dicaments Essentiels (SNAME</span><span style="font-size: small;">), en concertation &eacute;troite avec les appuis apport&eacute;s dans le cadre du programme belge au niveau central et &nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small;">provincial.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">Cette expertise apporte un renforcement de comp&eacute;tences et de savoir-faire pour&nbsp;que :</span></p> <ul> <li> <p>Le Programme National d&rsquo;Approvisionnement en M&eacute;dicaments puisse jouer son r&ocirc;le de coordination, de suivi et supervision du fonctionnement de la FEDECAME, des CDR et des pharmacies des zones de sant&eacute; (ZS)&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Les trois CDR de Kisangani, Bwamanda et Kikwit- appuy&eacute;s dans le cadre du programme de la coop&eacute;ration belge &ndash; puissent assurer la disponibilit&eacute; des m&eacute;dicaments de qualit&eacute; et &agrave; prix accessible provenant de la FEDECAME jusqu&rsquo;au zones de sant&eacute;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Le fonctionnement de la FEDECAME &ndash; et en particulier le Bureau d&rsquo;achat de Kinshasa puisse assurer une disponibilit&eacute; continue des m&eacute;dicaments dans les CDR&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Les principales fonctions r&egrave;glementaires de la DPM &ndash; en particulier l&rsquo;enregistrement et l&rsquo;inspection &ndash; puissent&nbsp; &ecirc;tre renforc&eacute;es. &nbsp;</p> <p>L&rsquo;ATI expert en gestion pharmaceutique rapporte au Coordinateur de Programme. Ses responsabilit&eacute;s sont partag&eacute;es en deux volets interd&eacute;pendants.</p> <p><strong><em>Volet technique&nbsp;:</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p>L&rsquo;ATI doit assurer un encadrement technique pour le volet d&rsquo;appui au SNAME et en particulier au PNAM. En tant que senior manager de l&rsquo;&eacute;quipe du PNAM et en &eacute;troite collaboration avec l&rsquo;&eacute;quipe de la DPM, il assurera un appui&nbsp;:</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p>Pour le renforcement technique du PNAM (organisation interne des activit&eacute;s prioritaires, pr&eacute;paration des documents et outils techniques, suivi SNIS-MED, besoins des partenaires, etc.). Proposition des TDR pour les missions d&rsquo;appui technique&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Pour un encadrement technique et un suivi de la mise en &oelig;uvre des CDR&nbsp;(analyse des diff&eacute;rentes activit&eacute;s des bureaux, gestion financi&egrave;re, mise en place des actions correctrices, proposition de TDR pour les missions d&rsquo;appui technique, etc.)&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>A la FEDECAME, pour (i) identifier les besoins techniques et financiers, (ii) soutenir le bureau achats dans le suivi des flux financiers et mati&egrave;res, (iii) analyser les indicateurs de performance, (iv) proposer des TDR pour les missions d&rsquo;appui technique&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Pour la DPM, en relation &eacute;troite avec les autres partenaires impliqu&eacute;s, identifier les besoins de renforcement notamment en mati&egrave;re de r&eacute;glementation, d&rsquo;enregistrement et d&rsquo;inspection. Suivi des activit&eacute;s financ&eacute;es.</p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Volet gestion&nbsp;:</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p>L&rsquo;ATI sera responsable en particulier des t&acirc;ches suivantes&nbsp;:</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p>Appuyer le Coordinateur de Programme dans la pr&eacute;paration des diff&eacute;rentes SMCL (Structure Mixte de Concertation Locale). Il s&rsquo;agira notamment des plans de travail de l&rsquo;intervention, des rapports d&rsquo;avancement trimestriels, des rapports de suivi &amp; &eacute;valuation selon les canevas de la CTB&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Proposer, en collaboration &eacute;troite avec les directions centrales concern&eacute;es par le programme et aux structures de suivi (comit&eacute; de pilotage, SMCL) toutes actions utiles concernant des r&eacute;orientations n&eacute;cessaires du programme&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Veiller &agrave; la r&eacute;alisation des activit&eacute;s pr&eacute;vues dans le cadre logique concernant l&rsquo;appui au SNAME pour l&rsquo;atteinte des r&eacute;sultats attendus&nbsp;;</p> <p>En outre, il identifiera les besoins de renforcement pour&nbsp;:</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p>La mise en place du plan strat&eacute;gique et du plan annuel du SNAME (planification des activit&eacute;s annuelles par ordre de priorit&eacute;s, &eacute;laboration d&rsquo;indicateurs de r&eacute;sultats et &eacute;valuation semestrielle et annuelle &agrave; partir d&rsquo;un&nbsp; tableau de bord, etc.)&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>L&rsquo;organisation des ressources humaines et la mise en place des comp&eacute;tences (identification et mise en place du plan de formation)&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>L&rsquo;organisation des&nbsp; missions des partenaires&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>La gestion de l&rsquo;Assistance Technique &agrave; court terme.</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Le profil</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: small;">L&rsquo;Assistant Technique International est un </span><span style="font-size: small;">gestionnaire pharmaceutique<strong>, </strong></span><span style="font-size: small;">pr&eacute;sentant un profil de pharmacien ou m&eacute;decin de sant&eacute; publique ou &eacute;conomiste de la sant&eacute; avec une forte comp&eacute;tence pharmaceutique. Il poss&egrave;de des capacit&eacute;s de management d&rsquo;&eacute;quipe et </span><span style="font-size: small;">une exp&eacute;rience des syst&egrave;mes de sant&eacute;, de pr&eacute;f&eacute;rence en Afrique subsaharienne.</span></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">Niveau de formation :</span></strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Dipl&ocirc;me universitaire de pharmacien, m&eacute;decin ou &eacute;conomiste de la sant&eacute;.</p> <p><strong>Exp&eacute;rience prouv&eacute;e: </strong></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience professionnelle de minimum 7 ans dans le domaine de la gestion du m&eacute;dicament au niveau d&rsquo;un syst&egrave;me de sant&eacute;, dont au minimum 4 ans dans un contexte de pays en d&eacute;veloppement&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience av&eacute;r&eacute;e dans le domaine de la sant&eacute; publique et/ou dipl&ocirc;me correspondant&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience en gestion du cycle de projet dans le cadre de la coop&eacute;ration internationale&nbsp;: planification, organisation, gestion, coordination, supervision, suivi-&eacute;valuation du syst&egrave;me de sant&eacute;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience en accompagnement de processus de gestion du changement.</p> <p><strong>Exp&eacute;rience additionnelle souhait&eacute;e&nbsp;:</strong></p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience pr&eacute;alable dans un poste similaire au sein d&rsquo;une organisation de coop&eacute;ration dans le domaine de la sant&eacute; publique&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Connaissance du contexte congolais.</p> <p><strong>Aptitudes comportementales :</strong></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Adh&eacute;sion aux valeurs de la CTB&nbsp;: engagement, respect, responsabilit&eacute; et int&eacute;grit&eacute;&nbsp;;</li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p>Capacit&eacute; av&eacute;r&eacute;e &agrave; travailler dans un milieu multiculturel et multidisciplinaire&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Comp&eacute;tences interpersonnelles av&eacute;r&eacute;es (capacit&eacute; de facilitation, accompagnement, n&eacute;gociation, flexibilit&eacute;, attitude empathique, travail en r&eacute;seau)&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>&nbsp;Aptitudes en animations d&rsquo;&eacute;quipe et en formation.</p> <p><strong>Aptitudes techniques&nbsp;: </strong></p> </li> <li> <p>Bonne capacit&eacute; de r&eacute;flexion conceptuelle&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Capacit&eacute;s &agrave; mener de la recherche-action et des enqu&ecirc;tes&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Excellente ma&icirc;trise du fran&ccedil;ais, bonne ma&icirc;trise de la lecture anglophone&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Bonne ma&icirc;trise de l&rsquo;outil informatique (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Base de donn&eacute;es).</p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Int&eacute;ress&eacute;(e)?</span></strong></p> <p>Postulez <strong>au plus tard le&nbsp;28/02/2016 via notre site Web</strong>: <a href="http://www.btcctb.org/"><span style="color: #0000ff;">www.btcctb.org</span></a></p> <p>Pour toute question suppl&eacute;mentaire, contactez-nous au 02/505 18 65.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:51:13 GMT

Assistant Technique International - Expert en Economie de la santé

<p>Dans le cadre du d&eacute;veloppement de ses activit&eacute;s, la CTB recherche un (h/f):</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p align="center"><strong>Assistant Technique International &ndash;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Expert en Economie de la sant&eacute;</strong></p> <p>R&eacute;publique D&eacute;mocratique du Congo</p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>R&eacute;f.&nbsp;:</strong> <strong>RDC/14/193-1</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>Lieu d&rsquo;affectation</strong>: Kinshasa (avec d&eacute;placements fr&eacute;quents en province)</p> <p><strong>Dur&eacute;e du contrat</strong>: 36 mois</p> <p><strong>Date probable d&rsquo;entr&eacute;e en fonction</strong>: avril 2016</p> <p><strong>Package salarial mensuel</strong>&nbsp;: entre 6.594,96 euros et 9.794,61 euros (en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages li&eacute;s au statut d'expatri&eacute;: primes d&rsquo;&eacute;loignement et de p&eacute;nibilit&eacute;). Le salaire est calcul&eacute; en fonction de la composition de m&eacute;nage et de l&rsquo;exp&eacute;rience professionnelle pertinente.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Le programme</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Le &laquo;&nbsp;Programme Sant&eacute; RDC&nbsp;&raquo; est une nouvelle phase de l&rsquo;appui apport&eacute; par la coop&eacute;ration belge au Minist&egrave;re de la Sant&eacute; Publique (MSP), dans le cadre de la coop&eacute;ration bilat&eacute;rale entre la RDC et la Belgique.</p> <p>Ce programme est caract&eacute;ris&eacute; par un appui au secteur de la sant&eacute; &agrave; deux niveaux de l&rsquo;organisation sanitaire: (i) au niveau central avec un appui &agrave; 4 structures cl&eacute;s du MSP, (ii) au niveau d&eacute;centralis&eacute; avec un appui aux Divisions Provinciales de la Sant&eacute; (DPS) et aux Zones de Sant&eacute; (ZS); une 3<sup>&egrave;me</sup> composante &ndash; la lutte contre la violence sexuelle &ndash; s&rsquo;ajoute comme un th&egrave;me d&rsquo;attention particuli&egrave;re ancr&eacute;e dans le secteur de la sant&eacute;, avec toutefois des liens qui s&rsquo;op&egrave;rent avec d&rsquo;autres secteurs (justice, affaires sociales, enseignement).</p> <p>Cette intervention belge, telle qu&rsquo;elle a &eacute;t&eacute; d&eacute;finie dans la phase d&rsquo;identification, s&rsquo;aligne pleinement dans la politique de sant&eacute; du MSP. Ce programme contribue, en effet, &agrave; la r&eacute;alisation des objectifs du Gouvernement dans le secteur de la sant&eacute; par son appui &agrave; diff&eacute;rentes structures centralis&eacute;es et d&eacute;centralis&eacute;es du Minist&egrave;re de la Sant&eacute; Publique, par son alignement clair &agrave; la Strat&eacute;gie de Renforcement du Syst&egrave;me de Sant&eacute; (SRSS) et au Plan National de D&eacute;veloppement Sanitaire (PNDS).</p> <p>Dans cette optique, 4 structures centrales du MPS &ndash; d&eacute;j&agrave; appuy&eacute;es durant les phases pr&eacute;c&eacute;dentes &agrave; travers la coop&eacute;ration bilat&eacute;rale belge ou la coop&eacute;ration d&eacute;l&eacute;gu&eacute;e avec l&rsquo;Union Europ&eacute;enne &ndash; sont concern&eacute;es par le Programme :</p> <ul> <li>La Direction des Etudes et de la Planification (DEP)&nbsp;;</li> <li>La future Direction Administrative et Financi&egrave;re (DAF)&nbsp;;</li> <li>Les structures du Syst&egrave;me National d&rsquo;Approvisionnements en M&eacute;dicaments Essentiels (SNAME)&nbsp;: (i) La direction de la Pharmacie du M&eacute;dicament (DPM), (ii) le Programme National d&rsquo;Approvisionnement en M&eacute;dicaments (PNAM), (iii) la F&eacute;d&eacute;ration des Centrales d'Achat des M&eacute;dicaments (FEDECAME) et (iv) les Centrales de Distributions R&eacute;gionales de M&eacute;dicaments Essentiels (CDR).</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">L&rsquo;objectif g&eacute;n&eacute;ral du programme est de contribuer &agrave; l&rsquo;am&eacute;lioration de l&rsquo;&eacute;tat de sant&eacute; de la population dans le cadre global de lutte contre la pauvret&eacute;.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Le programme du Niveau Central est structur&eacute; en 3 objectifs sp&eacute;cifiques, intitul&eacute;s de la mani&egrave;re suivante : </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <ol> <li> <p>Les capacit&eacute;s manag&eacute;riales de la DEP sont renforc&eacute;es pour assurer ses missions dans la mise en &oelig;uvre, le suivi et l&rsquo;&eacute;valuation du PNDS en priorit&eacute; dans les aspects de r&eacute;forme du secteur et du d&eacute;veloppement des zones de sant&eacute;.</p> </li> <li> <p>Les capacit&eacute;s manag&eacute;riales de la Direction de Lutte contre la Maladie &nbsp;(DLM) sont renforc&eacute;es pour assurer son leadership de gestion multi-bailleurs des maladies end&eacute;mo-&eacute;pid&eacute;miques et des maladies non transmissibles</p> </li> <li> <p>L'approvisionnement r&eacute;gulier et p&eacute;renne en m&eacute;dicaments, dispositifs m&eacute;dicaux et produits de diagnostic essentiels de qualit&eacute; &agrave; un prix accessible, mission prioritaire du SNAME, est assur&eacute; par la FEDECAME, r&eacute;gul&eacute; par la DPM, suivi par le PNAM, et destin&eacute; &agrave; toutes les Formations sanitaires des ZS cibl&eacute;es, via les CDR de Kisangani (CAMEKIS), de Bwamanda (CAMENE) et de Kikwit (CAMEBASU).</p> </li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>La fonction</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">L&rsquo;expertise apport&eacute;e par l&rsquo;ATI en Economie de la Sant&eacute; est essentiellement un appui institutionnel aux directions centrales (DEP et DLM), en concertation &eacute;troite avec les appuis apport&eacute;s dans le cadre du programme belge au niveau provincial. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Cette expertise apporte un renforcement de comp&eacute;tences et de savoir-faire pour : </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <ul> <li> <p>Accompagner les directions centrales et les divisions provinciales dans le cadre de la r&eacute;forme du secteur de la sant&eacute;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer la DEP dans son r&ocirc;le strat&eacute;gique, en tenant compte des r&eacute;sultats des recherches sur le syst&egrave;me de sant&eacute; en termes d&rsquo;exp&eacute;riences et de capitalisation des &eacute;tudes ;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer la DEP pour assurer une planification coordonn&eacute;e &agrave; tous les niveaux, et une coordination (i) au sein du minist&egrave;re, (ii) avec les minist&egrave;res connexes &agrave; la sant&eacute; et (iii) avec l&rsquo;ensemble des diff&eacute;rents partenaires techniques et financiers du secteur de la sant&eacute;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer la DEP dans les aspects sp&eacute;cifiques du renforcement sectoriel en ce qui concerne (i) l&rsquo;appui aux structures centrales et d&eacute;centralis&eacute;es, (ii) la mise en place de la future Direction des Affaires Financi&egrave;res, (iii) le d&eacute;veloppement de la gestion de l&rsquo;information strat&eacute;gique, (iv) l&rsquo;&eacute;laboration des politiques et des documents cl&eacute;s du secteur, notamment dans le domaine du financement et la mise en place de la Couverture Sant&eacute; Universelle&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer les bureaux de la DEP et de la DLM par rapport &agrave; leurs d&eacute;veloppements manag&eacute;riaux internes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p>L&rsquo;ATI rapporte au Coordinateur du Programme.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ses t&acirc;ches principales concernent deux volets sp&eacute;cifiques&nbsp;:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Volet technique&nbsp;:</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Mettre en place des m&eacute;canismes de coordination au niveau du Minist&egrave;re avec tous les acteurs concern&eacute;s&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Apporter un appui technique au niveau des diff&eacute;rentes instances de coordination et de dialogue au niveau national&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Donner un appui (i) dans la mise en &oelig;uvre de la strat&eacute;gie sectorielle, (ii) le d&eacute;veloppement de l&rsquo;information strat&eacute;gique, notamment au travers de la mise en place d&rsquo;un &laquo; centre de veille strat&eacute;gique &raquo;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Apporter un appui dans (i) l&rsquo;&eacute;laboration des protocoles des &eacute;tudes, la r&eacute;plication des exp&eacute;riences de terrain ainsi que dans la diffusion des r&eacute;sultats des recherches et (ii) dans l&rsquo;articulation des interactions avec les &eacute;coles de sant&eacute; publiques nationales et internationales, en particulier avec le projet RIPSEC de l&rsquo;Union Europ&eacute;enne&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Apporter un appui dans (i) l&rsquo;&eacute;laboration des documents cl&eacute;s du secteur et (ii) la poursuite du processus de r&eacute;forme du secteur de la sant&eacute;.&nbsp;;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Soutenir la DEP dans (i) l'&eacute;laboration et la validation de la strat&eacute;gie de financement de la sant&eacute; et (ii) la finalisation du projet de loi sur la couverture sant&eacute; universelle&nbsp;;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Appuyer la r&eacute;flexion strat&eacute;gique autour du financement de la sant&eacute; au sein de la commission financement et couverture sant&eacute; universelle du comit&eacute; national de pilotage&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Faciliter un &eacute;change r&eacute;gulier entre les appuis centraux et provinciaux du programme et la capitalisation des exp&eacute;riences du programme en autres Partenaires Techniques Financiers (PTF), en particulier concernant les aspects de financement&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>En &eacute;troite collaboration avec les diff&eacute;rentes directions centrales (i) suivre et appuyer le processus de restructuration de l'actuelle Cellule d&rsquo;Appui &agrave; la Gestion Financi&egrave;re (CAG-F) en Direction Administrative et Financi&egrave;re (DAF) et (ii) appuyer le fonctionnement de la future DAF ;</p> </li> <li> <p>Donner un appui technique &agrave; la r&eacute;organisation interne de la DEP et DLM et assurer la documentation de cette exp&eacute;rience&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Participer &agrave; la r&eacute;daction des termes de r&eacute;f&eacute;rence des &eacute;valuations externes, appuyer les &eacute;valuateurs et assurer les diff&eacute;rentes discussions concernant les conclusions de leurs visites&nbsp;;</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Volet gestion&nbsp;:</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Appuyer le Coordinateur de Programme dans la pr&eacute;paration des diff&eacute;rentes SMCL (Structure Mixte de Concertation Locale) ; il s&rsquo;agira notamment des plans de travail de l&rsquo;intervention, des rapports d&rsquo;avancement trimestriels, des rapports de suivi &amp; &eacute;valuation selon les canevas de la CTB&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Proposer, en collaboration &eacute;troite avec les directions centrales concern&eacute;es par le programme, aux structures de suivi toutes actions utiles concernant des r&eacute;orientations n&eacute;cessaires du programme&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Veiller &agrave; la r&eacute;alisation des activit&eacute;s pr&eacute;vues dans le cadre logique concernant l&rsquo;appui &agrave; la DEP pour l&rsquo;atteinte des r&eacute;sultats attendus&nbsp;;</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Le profil</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">L&rsquo;Expert en Economie de la Sant&eacute; poss&egrave;de une large exp&eacute;rience des diff&eacute;rentes composantes des syst&egrave;mes de sant&eacute; en Afrique subsaharienne.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"><strong>Niveau de formation</strong> : </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <ul> <li> <p>Master en &eacute;conomie avec une sp&eacute;cialisation/orientation &eacute;conomie de la sant&eacute;.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Exp&eacute;rience prouv&eacute;e: </strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience professionnelle de minimum 7 ans dans le domaine du financement de la Sant&eacute;, dont au minimum 4 ans dans un contexte de pays en d&eacute;veloppement&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience en gestion du cycle de projet dans le cadre de la coop&eacute;ration internationale: planification, organisation, gestion, coordination, supervision, suivi-&eacute;valuation du syst&egrave;me de sant&eacute;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience en accompagnement d&rsquo;un processus de gestion du changement&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience en renforcement des capacit&eacute;s en lien avec les aspects d&rsquo;&eacute;conomie de la sant&eacute;.</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial;">Exp&eacute;rience additionnelle souhait&eacute;e&nbsp;:</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <ul> <li>Exp&eacute;rience dans le domaine de la couverture sanitaire universelle ou dans les financements des politiques de sant&eacute; au niveau d&rsquo;un minist&egrave;re de la sant&eacute;&nbsp;;</li> <li>Exp&eacute;rience pr&eacute;alable dans un poste similaire au sein d&rsquo;une organisation de coop&eacute;ration dans le domaine de la sant&eacute; publique&nbsp;;</li> <li>Connaissance du contexte congolais.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial;">Aptitudes comportementales : </span></strong></p> <ul> <li>Adh&eacute;sion aux valeurs de la CTB&nbsp;: engagement, respect, responsabilit&eacute; et int&eacute;grit&eacute;&nbsp;;</li> <li>Capacit&eacute; av&eacute;r&eacute;e &agrave; travailler dans un milieu multiculturel et multidisciplinaire&nbsp;;</li> <li>Comp&eacute;tences interpersonnelles av&eacute;r&eacute;es&nbsp;: capacit&eacute; de facilitation, accompagnement, n&eacute;gociation, flexibilit&eacute;, attitude empathique, travail en r&eacute;seau ;</li> <li>Aptitudes en animations d&rsquo;&eacute;quipe et en formation.</li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial;">Aptitudes techniques : </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <ul> <li>Bonne capacit&eacute; de r&eacute;flexion conceptuelle ;</li> <li>Capacit&eacute; &agrave; mener de la recherche-action et des enqu&ecirc;tes&nbsp;;</li> <li>Excellente ma&icirc;trise du fran&ccedil;ais, bonne ma&icirc;trise de la lecture anglophone&nbsp;;</li> <li>Bonne ma&icirc;trise de l&rsquo;outil informatique (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Base de donn&eacute;es).</li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Int&eacute;ress&eacute;(e)&nbsp;?</strong></p> <p>Postulez <strong>au plus tard le 28/02/2016 </strong>via notre <a href="mailto:http://www.btcctb.org/fr/offres-d-emploi"><strong>site web</strong></a> <a href="http://www.btcctb.org/">www.btcctb.org</a></p> <p>Pour toute question suppl&eacute;mentaire, contactez-nous au +32&nbsp;(0)2&nbsp;505&nbsp;18 65.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p>

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:50:13 GMT

Assistant Technique International - Expert prise en charge des victimes de violences sexuelles

<p>Dans le cadre du d&eacute;veloppement de ses activit&eacute;s, la CTB recherche un (h/f):</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Assistant Technique International &ndash;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Expert prise en charge des victimes de violences sexuelles</strong></p> <p>R&eacute;publique D&eacute;mocratique du Congo</p> <p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>R&eacute;f.&nbsp;:</strong> <strong>RDC/14/191-1</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>Lieu d&rsquo;affectation</strong>: Kisangani (avec d&eacute;placements fr&eacute;quents en province)</p> <p><strong>Dur&eacute;e du contrat</strong>: 36 mois</p> <p><strong>Date probable d&rsquo;entr&eacute;e en fonction</strong>: avril 2016</p> <p><strong>Package salarial mensuel</strong>: entre 5.977,54 euros et 8.931,91 euros(en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages li&eacute;s au statut d'expatri&eacute;: primes d&rsquo;&eacute;loignement et de p&eacute;nibilit&eacute;). Le salaire est calcul&eacute; en fonction de la composition de m&eacute;nage et de l&rsquo;exp&eacute;rience professionnelle pertinente.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Le programme</span></strong></p> <p>Le &laquo;&nbsp;Programme Sant&eacute; RDC&nbsp;&raquo; est une nouvelle phase de l&rsquo;appui apport&eacute; par la coop&eacute;ration belge au Minist&egrave;re de la Sant&eacute; Publique (MSP), dans le cadre de la coop&eacute;ration bilat&eacute;rale entre la RDC et la Belgique.</p> <p>Ce programme est caract&eacute;ris&eacute; par un appui au secteur de la sant&eacute; &agrave; deux niveaux de l&rsquo;organisation sanitaire: (i) au niveau central avec un appui &agrave; 4 structures cl&eacute;s du MSP, (ii) au niveau d&eacute;centralis&eacute; avec un appui aux Divisions Provinciales de la Sant&eacute; (DPS) et aux Zones de Sant&eacute; (ZS); une 3<sup>&egrave;me</sup> composante &ndash; la lutte contre la violence sexuelle &ndash; s&rsquo;ajoute comme un th&egrave;me d&rsquo;attention particuli&egrave;re ancr&eacute;e dans le secteur de la sant&eacute;, avec toutefois des liens qui s&rsquo;op&egrave;rent avec d&rsquo;autres secteurs (justice, affaires sociales, enseignement).</p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">Chaque composante du programme identifie ses propres activit&eacute;s et aura une ind&eacute;pendance de gestion et de d&eacute;cision. Cependant, des m&eacute;canismes de concertation et de planification conjointe seront &eacute;tablis pour s&rsquo;assurer que des synergies et des actions compl&eacute;mentaires soient r&eacute;alis&eacute;es. Le programme sant&eacute; a &eacute;t&eacute; con&ccedil;u comme un appui institutionnel au secteur &agrave; base d&rsquo;un cycle d&rsquo;apprentissage continu et d&rsquo;un accompagnement du processus de la r&eacute;forme sanitaire. Il est caract&eacute;ris&eacute; par une approche int&eacute;gr&eacute;e et coordonn&eacute;e et s&rsquo;inscrit &eacute;galement dans une approche multi-bailleurs. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Le PLVS s&rsquo;inscrit &eacute;galement dans la mise en &oelig;uvre de la Strat&eacute;gie Nationale de Lutte contre les Violences Bas&eacute;es sur le Genre (SNLVSBG) et d&eacute;veloppe une approche &laquo;&nbsp;One Stop Centre&nbsp;&raquo; (OSC) dans une version adapt&eacute;e au contexte sp&eacute;cifique du secteur de la sant&eacute; en RDC. Le PLVS envisage de renforcer le r&ocirc;le sp&eacute;cifique du secteur de la sant&eacute; dans la prise en charge des victimes, notamment la prise en charge m&eacute;dicale et la prise en charge psychologique/psychosociale. Pour les services d&rsquo;aide juridique et de r&eacute;insertion socio-&eacute;conomique, les structures de sant&eacute; cibl&eacute;es s&rsquo;engagent &agrave; d&eacute;velopper un syst&egrave;me de r&eacute;f&eacute;rence et contre-r&eacute;f&eacute;rence avec les acteurs &laquo;&nbsp;externes&nbsp;&raquo; concern&eacute;s. Une telle approche a comme point de d&eacute;part fondamental le bien-&ecirc;tre de la victime et son droit &agrave; la sant&eacute;.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">L&rsquo;approche OSC n&rsquo;envisage pas seulement la victime comme individu isol&eacute; mais prend compte de la victime comme membre de sa communaut&eacute;. La sensibilisation communautaire est une composante essentielle du projet et aborde la probl&eacute;matique de la violence sexuelle dans un contexte plus vaste d&rsquo;in&eacute;galit&eacute;s de genre et de violences bas&eacute;es sur le genre. Le PLVS identifiera &eacute;galement des synergies possibles avec d&rsquo;autres interventions de la CTB dans les provinces cibl&eacute;es.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: small;">La prise en charge des victimes de violence sexuelle (VVS) entre dans le paquet des soins int&eacute;gr&eacute;s. Le principe de l&rsquo;int&eacute;gration m&egrave;ne le projet &agrave; &eacute;tablir un protocole sp&eacute;cifique&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: small;">&agrave; base d&rsquo;une analyse des 4 protocoles g&eacute;n&eacute;riques existants partant du r&ocirc;le du sect</span><span style="font-size: small;">eur de la sant&eacute; et adapt&eacute; aux responsabilit&eacute;s sp&eacute;cifiques de chaque niveau. Les interventions m&eacute;dicales ne peuvent pas &ecirc;tre limit&eacute;es aux cons&eacute;quences imm&eacute;diates de la violence sexuelle mais doivent assurer un continuum des soins &agrave; long terme &agrave; cause des grossesses. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: small;">Le </span><span style="font-size: small;">PLVS investit beaucoup dans le d&eacute;veloppement d&rsquo;une approche bas&eacute;e sur des &eacute;vidences scientifiques&nbsp;et l&rsquo;usage du <em>&laquo;&nbsp;Grounded Theory&nbsp;&raquo;. </em></span><span style="font-size: small;">La conception du PLVS est bas&eacute;e sur l&rsquo;hypoth&egrave;se qu&rsquo;une prise en charge des victimes appropri&eacute;e et adapt&eacute;e aux contextes socio-culturels et socio-&eacute;conomiques sp&eacute;cifiques de la r&eacute;gion, aboutira dans une meilleure qualit&eacute; des soins et par cons&eacute;quence d&rsquo;un accroissement de la demande de services. Le </span><em><span style="font-size: small;">&laquo;&nbsp;Grounded Theory</span></em><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;&raquo; est une approche scientifique qui r&eacute;pond au mieux aux besoins d&rsquo;une analyse qualitative qui pourrait r&eacute;pondre aux questions autour des r&ocirc;les et d&eacute;terminants de succ&egrave;s de la prise en charge des VVS.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">Etant donn&eacute; le caract&egrave;re exp&eacute;rimental de cette premi&egrave;re phase, il sera impossible d&rsquo;introduire la strat&eacute;gie et les comp&eacute;tences dans l&rsquo;enti&egrave;ret&eacute; des zones de sant&eacute; cibl&eacute;es par ce programme sant&eacute; d&egrave;s le d&eacute;but. Le Centre Alwaleed &agrave; Kisangani est le seul endroit o&ugrave; se trouve un centre de prise en charge avec une comp&eacute;tence satisfaisante sur laquelle le PLVS pourra se greffer. Dans une deuxi&egrave;me phase de centres sp&eacute;cialis&eacute;s pour la prise en charge des VVS seront &eacute;tablis dans les deux autres provinces et plus particuli&egrave;rement dans l&rsquo;H&ocirc;pital G&eacute;n&eacute;ral de R&eacute;f&eacute;rence (HGR) de la Zone de Sant&eacute; (ZS) du Gemena et la ZS de Mosango.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">Le PLVS actuel a &eacute;t&eacute; con&ccedil;u comme une premi&egrave;re phase de &laquo;&nbsp;d&eacute;monstration&nbsp;&raquo; et s&rsquo;inscrit dans une vision &agrave; plus long terme qui doit mener &agrave; une consolidation de ses r&eacute;sultats du comme approche nationale et &agrave; un renforcement r&eacute;el et durable du secteur de la sant&eacute; dans la prise en charge des VVS.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>La fonction</strong></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p>L&rsquo;expert en prise en charge des victimes de violences sexuelles est responsable des activit&eacute;s du PLVS dans 3 zones d&rsquo;intervention: Tshopo, Kwilu et Sud-Ubangi.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Il/elle est positionn&eacute;(e) &agrave; la Division Provinciale de la Sant&eacute; (DPS) de la Tshopo (Kisangani).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Il/elle rapporte &agrave; l&rsquo;ATI coordinateur du Programme d&rsquo;appui aux Divisions Provinciales de la Sant&eacute; et les Zones de Sant&eacute; (PADP) &agrave; Kisangani et supervise les assistants techniques nationaux (ATN) du PLVS dans les trois provinces d&rsquo;intervention.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ses principales responsabilit&eacute;s sont les suivantes:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Apporter son expertise technique &agrave; l&rsquo;ensemble de la mise en &oelig;uvre et du suivi des activit&eacute;s&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Collaborer avec les services partenaires et transf&eacute;rer&nbsp; ses propres connaissances aux autres partenaires institutionnels&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Proposer, au vu du contexte et de l&rsquo;&eacute;volution du programme, des orientations op&eacute;rationnelles et les soumettre &agrave; la validation de l&rsquo;Instance de pilotage du programme (SMLC)&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Permettre une mise en &oelig;uvre optimale de toutes les actions et superviser dans les aspects techniques, p&eacute;dagogiques et scientifiques le travail des consultants internationaux et nationaux&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Assurer le suivi des activit&eacute;s du programme&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Assurer les liens et synergies des activit&eacute;s dans les diff&eacute;rents volets et suivre de pr&egrave;s la planification des activit&eacute;s&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Garantir les &eacute;changes et synergies avec d'autres interventions dans le domaine de la Sant&eacute; et organiser dans ce cadre des r&eacute;unions p&eacute;riodiques de concertation&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Garantir le respect des th&egrave;mes transversaux dans les diff&eacute;rent volets du projet comme la question du genre, le VIH/SIDA, les droits de l&rsquo;enfant, etc&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Elaborer les rapports semestriels, annuels ainsi que le rapport final conform&eacute;ment aux indications contenues dans le document du projet et selon les formats et standards de la CTB&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Valider les rapports financiers conform&eacute;ment au canevas et aux p&eacute;riodicit&eacute;s en application &agrave; la CTB&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>R&eacute;diger les dossiers d&rsquo;appels d&rsquo;offres et en garantir la r&eacute;gularit&eacute; en termes de proc&eacute;dures ;</p> </li> <li> <p>Participer &agrave; la capitalisation des exp&eacute;riences du projet ;</p> </li> <li> <p>Pr&eacute;parer et participer aux r&eacute;unions de SMCL.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Le profil</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>Niveau de formation:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Dipl&ocirc;me universitaire (minimum bac+4) en psychologie clinique ou m&eacute;decin en sant&eacute; publique.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Exp&eacute;rience prouv&eacute;e :</strong></p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience de minimum 5 ans dans le secteur de la prise en charge multisectorielle des VVS&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Connaissances et exp&eacute;rience en mati&egrave;re de renforcement des capacit&eacute;s&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Exp&eacute;rience de minimum 5 ans dans la gestion d&rsquo;un ou de plusieurs projets de coop&eacute;ration internationale.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Aptitudes comportementales :</strong></p> </li> <li> <p>Adh&eacute;sion aux valeurs de la CTB&nbsp;: engagement, respect, responsabilit&eacute; et int&eacute;grit&eacute;&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Sens du networking&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Leadership et capacit&eacute; &agrave; animer une &eacute;quipe multiculturelle et pluridisciplinaire&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Grandes capacit&eacute;s de communication orale et de conduite de r&eacute;unions&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Excellentes capacit&eacute;s r&eacute;dactionnelles (formulation de rapports et autres documents &eacute;crits)&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Sensibilit&eacute; quant &agrave; la question du genre et aux effets des in&eacute;galit&eacute;s de genre sur la prise en charge des VVS.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Aptitudes techniques :</strong></p> </li> <li> <p>Gestion de projets&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Tr&egrave;s bon niveau de fran&ccedil;ais oral et &eacute;crit&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Ma&icirc;trise des outils informatiques courants&nbsp;;</p> </li> <li> <p>Connaissances pratiques des th&egrave;mes transversaux.</p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Int&eacute;ress&eacute;(e)&nbsp;?</span></strong></p> <p>Postulez <strong>au plus tard le 28/02/2016 </strong>via notre <a href="mailto:http://www.btcctb.org/fr/offres-d-emploi"><strong>site web</strong></a><a href="http://www.btcctb.org/"><strong>www.btcctb.org</strong></a></p> <p>Pour toute question suppl&eacute;mentaire, contactez-nous au +32&nbsp;(0)2&nbsp;505&nbsp;18 65.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p>

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:49:09 GMT

International Consultant to conduct Situation Analysis – UNICEF Moldova

<p><strong>UNICEF Moldova is looking for an International Consultant to conduct a Situation Analysis of the status of children and women in Moldova</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Objective:&nbsp; </strong>The objective of this consultancy is to conduct a rights-based, equity-focused Situation Analysis (SitAn) focusing on an assessment of the status, trends and situation in regard to the realization of children&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s rights in Moldova and provision of recommendations to address identified shortfalls and disparities to accelerate progress towards development goals</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The consultant will:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Lead the process for development of UNICEF Situation Analysis for Moldova, including but not limited to: guide the work and ensure quality inputs from national consultants, oversee the preparation of reports as per timelines defined in TORs&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Conduct a desk review of available research and studies to assess the manifestations of and analyse major causes of child rights shortfalls and inequities</p> </li> <li> <p>Prepare, lead and supervise the in-country data collection, interviews with stakeholders and field visits for data collection</p> </li> <li> <p>Conduct and in-depth causal analysis of the major drivers of child right inequities in key specific areas</p> </li> <li> <p>Consolidation research findings and prepare final full SitAn report</p> </li> <li> <p>Develop Summary Report&nbsp; with key findings, conclusions and recommendations&nbsp; (25 pages)</p> </li> <li> <p>Finalize the SitAn report following inputs from government counterparts</p> </li> <li> <p>Support the validation of the analysis for the realization of child rights with equity, including by preparing and presenting key findings of the report at a Validation Workshop (PPP and other materials</p> </li> </ul> <p>For more details on duties and minimum requirements, please refer to the <strong>Terms of reference (ToR)</strong>, available on <a href="http://www.un.md/jobdetails/1223/"><span style="color: #0563c1; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: medium;">http://www.un.md/jobdetails/1223/</span></a>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>HOW TO APPLY:</strong> Please send detailed resume/CV or United Nations Personal History Form (P11) and a cover letter in English, indicating <strong>required fee</strong>, quoting <strong>International Consultant Situation Analysis Development</strong>, to <a href="mailto:chisinaurecruit@unicef.org"><span style="color: #0563c1;">chisinaurecruit@unicef.org</span></a>.&nbsp; Queries can be directed to the same email address. Applications for this position must be received no later than on: <strong>2 March 2016</strong></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all backgrounds and minority groups, including persons with disabilities, to apply.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>UNICEF is a global organization that seeks to improve the lives and health of children, especially the most vulnerable ones. UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. For more information about UNICEF and its work in Moldova visit: </em><a href="http://www.unicef.md/"><em><span style="color: #0563c1;">http://www.unicef.md/</span></em></a><em>You can also follow us on </em><a href="https://www.facebook.com/UNICEFMoldova?hc_location=timeline"><em><span style="color: #0563c1;">Facebook</span></em></a><em>and </em><a href="https://twitter.com/MoldovaUNICEF"><em><span style="color: #0563c1;">Twitter</span></em></a><em>.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.</em></strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>We would appreciate a wider circulation in order to reach a broader range of interested candidates!</strong></p>

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 15:08:34 GMT

Finance Director

<p style="text-align: left;" align="right">Finance Director</p> <p><strong>For our Programs in Afghanistan HealthNet is looking for a pro-active and pragmatic Finance Director with strong capacity building skills to lead the finance department.</strong></p> <p><strong><br />About us</strong></p> <p>HealthNet is a Dutch aid agency that works on health in areas disrupted by war or disasters. In these areas people are facing the immense task of rebuilding society while they suffer from poverty, diseases and the emotional consequences of conflict. We use &lsquo;health&rsquo; as both a goal and means: the goal is to reach accessible health care for all. By working on that together with local communities we use &lsquo;health&rsquo; as a means to bring people together and to restore mutual trust.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Afghanistan Programs</strong></p> <p>HealthNet TPO has an extensive track record in Afghanistan, which has&nbsp; been built around three independent programmes: i) the Health Care Support Program, ii) the Malaria Control Program and iii) the Mental Health and Psychosocial Program. HealthNet TPO is currently working in approximately 16 provinces.&nbsp; The turnover in Afghanistan last year was approximately 11,4 million euro&rsquo;s. The main funding sources are the Global Fund fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, USAID, WHO, WFP and Gavi.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>During Q4 2015 the processes and procedures of the Finance Department were checked and where necessary updated by a consultant. The quality of the Finance Department has improved since yet we need to safeguard the improvements made so far and work on further strengthening the department. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><br /><strong>Your key accountabilities and outputs</strong></p> <p>You will be a member of the Afghanistan Management Team and report to the Head of Mission Afghanistan and the Financial Controller at the head office in Amsterdam. You will lead the finance department (6 people) and be responsible for the financial management of the organization in Afghanistan.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Your main tasks will be:</p> <ul> <li>Strengthen the structure, setup and procedures/processes of the finance department on the basis of the recent updated Finance manual.</li> <li>Department activities aligned with the Planning and Control Cycle</li> <li>Providing timely Risk analysis.</li> <li>Monitoring and improving Internal Control procedures and processes.</li> <li>Act as contact person for auditors, insurance, bank and donors.</li> <li>Coaching the Finance Department with emphasis on &lsquo;learning/improving by doing&rsquo; i.e. new structure, setup and procedures/processes are introduced, explained and trained, and put into daily practice</li> <li>Advise and support HNTPO management and participate in the local management board.</li> </ul> <p>Your expected outputs include:</p> <ul> <li>Timely produced, reliable, periodic reports including a liquidity planning;</li> <li>Reliable donor reports based on HNTPO reporting processes. &nbsp;</li> <li>A trained finance department staffing capable of implementing their manual(s);</li> <li>A Monthly liquidity plan;</li> <li>An annual budget with regularly forecast.</li> <li>Improved job descriptions (strong links to the organizational chart and manual);</li> <li>Optimal use of hardware and financial software</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>You can / have</strong></p> <ul> <li>Accountant/ controlling qualification preferred, (ACCA, CIMA, IIA) or equivalent;;</li> <li>More than 7 years experience in the field of Finance with both experience in an accounting role and in a department managerial role;</li> <li>Proven experience in capacity building;</li> <li>Experience with donor regulations;</li> <li>Fluent (speaking and writing) in English preferably fluent in local languages;</li> <li>Excellent communication skills</li> <li>Excellent planning and organization skills;</li> <li>Strong analytical skills;</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We offer</strong></p> <ul> <li>A dynamic, international, cultural diverse working environment;</li> <li>A full time position for 40 hours a week, starting as soon as possible initially for 1 year with the option to extend based on performance.</li> <li>A maximum gross monthly salary of USD 3.500 based on a 40 hour work week (fulltime employment) and benefits</li> </ul> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>How to apply</strong></p> <p>To apply please send your CV and application letter (including your motivation and a maximum of 4 pages) to: recruitment@hntpo.org by March 9, 2016. When applying, include the following title in the email subject line: FEAFG Qualified Afghan nationals and women are strongly encouraged to apply.</p> <p>For specific questions about this position, please contact our HR department via <a href="mailto:recruitment@hntpo.org">recruitment@hntpo.org</a> or 020-6200005.</p> <p>For more information about HealthNet, please visit <a href="http://www.healthnettpo.org">www.healthnettpo.org</a></p>

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 13:26:38 GMT

Programme Manager– ECHO Health Cluster Support

<p><strong>Maternity Cover &ndash; 12 month fixed term contract</strong></p> <p>We are looking for an experienced and professional Programme Manager to join us and manage a high profile programme, aimed at improving health coordination for all humanitarian actors in the highest graded emergencies globally.</p> <p>Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our UK and Global Programmes department delivers humanitarian and development programmes, builds partnerships with institutional donors &ndash; including governments, multi-laterals and trusts &ndash; and drives lasting change. Together, we save children&rsquo;s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.</p> <p>As Programme Manager you will manage the continuation of the health cluster support project whilst also leading on proposal development for new programme funding and actively seek funding for programme continuation. You will continue to manage the inter agency programme in close collaboration with the WHO and lead on the deployment of inter-agency surge personnel and supporting the Global Health Cluster&rsquo;s Capacity Building work. In addition you will:</p> <ul> <li>Manage the programme officer and three Humanitarian Surge Personnel deployed through the Health Cluster programme</li> <li>Be responsible for all financial and narrative reporting to both ECHO and OFDA donors</li> <li>Actively participate on the Global Health Cluster Capacity Building Task Team and Information Management Task Team</li> <li>Support and engage with the Global Health Cluster work plan</li> <li>Ensure clear coordination, communication and regular updates and meetings with consortium members</li> <li>Maintain oversight of all deployments for deployable staff and ensure records of deployments and activities are kept up to date.</li> </ul> <p>To be successful you will have experience working globally in an INGO environment with a proven track record in proposal development, grant management and consortium management. You should also have experience of successfully writing new programmes and securing funding. In addition you will:</p> <ul> <li>Be a confident public speaker with excellent inter personal skills and experience of remote line management of staff</li> <li>Have a proven track record in managing complex consortium projects</li> <li>Have a strong understanding of humanitarian programme design, quality programming and effective delivery</li> <li>Have strong skills in the usage of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel, project management tools and other financial systems</li> <li>Have a good understanding of humanitarian aid architecture and relevance of the cluster approach</li> <li>Have field experience with good understanding of challenges working in insecure and remote locations.</li> </ul> <p><strong>At Save the Children our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.</strong></p> <p><strong>To apply please visit our website. <br /> <br /> Closing date: 21<sup>st</sup> February 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Start date: 28<sup>th</sup> April 2016</strong></p>

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 14:35:53 GMT

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

<p>Applications are invited from suitably qualified non-Ghanaian applicants for the post of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (International Professional Category).</p> <p><br />VN No.: VN-16-07 Post Level: P2<br />Duty Station: Accra<br />Type of Contract: Temporary Appointment Duration: 364 days</p> <p>Job purpose<br />Under direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, L3, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&amp;E) Officer will provide professional expertise and assistance in information/data collection, statistics and data analysis, monitoring &amp; evaluation (M&amp;E), preparation of reports, communication and partnership.</p> <p><br />MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES<br />1. Support preparation and maintenance of Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation &amp; Research Planning (IMEP) to provide strategic priority and realistic planning of activities for M&amp;E.<br />2. Monitor Country Office performance systematically and collect, analyze and report data for key indicators of the Annual Management Plan and management reports.<br />3. Contribute to ensuring that evaluations are designed and carried out with quality processes and products in line with UNICEF&rsquo;s priorities and strategies, and that evaluation findings, recommendations and reports are used to improve programme performance and are effectively disseminated to the intended audience. Keep major partners abreast and/or contribute to these exercises as required.<br />4. Contribute to strengthening of the monitoring and evaluation capacities of Country Office staff and national partners, enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead monitoring and evaluation processes; this includes M&amp;E support to the UNICEF field office and regional M&amp;E task forces linked to the District Data Initiative.<br />5. Ensure achievement of effective communication and partnerships in carrying out integrated planning of research, monitoring and evaluation activities within the Country Office and with the Regional office and with all other stakeholders, including national partners, the UN Country Team and the international community; and the results are shared with all partners to stimulate joint engagement</p> <p><br />MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS</p> <p><br />Education<br />University degree in social sciences, development planning, evaluation, survey implementation, advanced statistical research.</p> <p><br />Work Experience<br />Two years of professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities. Developing country experience is required. Experience in advanced data analysis, statistical methods and analysis tools are an asset.</p> <p><br />Language Proficiency<br />Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.<br />Competency Profile<br />i) Core Values (Required)<br />&bull; Commitment<br />&bull; Diversity and Inclusion<br />&bull; Integrity<br />ii) Core Competencies (Required)<br />? Working With People (2)<br />? Communication (1)<br />? Drive for Results (1)<br />iii) Functional Competencies (Required)<br />? Formulating Strategies and Concepts (1)<br />? Analyzing (2)<br />? Applying Technical Expertise (2)<br />? Planning and Organizing (2)<br />iv) Specific Technical Knowledge (Required)<br />? Professional technical knowledge/expertise in activity monitoring and evaluation, evaluation design, data analysis, and reporting.<br />? Expertise in data collection methods and processes.<br />? Expertise in evaluation process management, follow-up on recommendations and dissemination of M&amp;E results.<br />? Demography, statistics, and data management.<br />? Methodology of M&amp;E, theories, standards and models, quantitative/qualitative/mixed methods, validity/reliability testing of data, data analysis and interpretation, and statistical inference methods.</p> <p><br />If you have experience working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children and match the profile outlines, send a brief application letter that addresses all requirements (academic and work experience) supported by detailed curriculum vitae, UN Personal History form (which can be downloaded from http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/p11.doc) and photocopies of other supporting documents to:</p> <p><br />HRghana@unicef.org</p> <p>OR</p> <p>The Human Resources Manager<br />UNICEF, P.O. Box 5051, Accra-North<br />Applications can also be hand delivered to:<br />Location: 4-8 Rangoon Close, Cantonments<br />(Behind UNDP, near Ghana National Fire Service Headquarters on the Ring Road)</p> <p><br />Closing Date: 29 February 2016</p> <p>PLEASE INDICATE CLEARLY THE TITLE AND VACANCY NUMBER OF THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING TO ON THE ENVELOPE</p> <p><br />Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test. Applications submitted without P11 form will not be considered.<br />Well qualified candidates, particularly females are encouraged to apply.</p> <p><br />NOTE: UNICEF IS A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT!!!</p>

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 12:13:46 GMT

Evaluation Team Leader

<p>Social Impact, Inc. is putting together a roster of evaluators for ongoing opportunities through the new USAID-funded Liberia Strategic Analysis Program. <strong>The team is urgently looking for a team leader with 10+ years of evaluation experience and a background in agriculture/food security.</strong></p> <div>International candidates with immediate availability are highly encouraged to apply. Please disregard the Feb. 8 deadline listed on the advert.</div>

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 23:27:26 GMT

Entertainment Officer

<p><strong>1. Overview</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>1.1. Background &amp; Description of the role</strong></p> <p>War Child looks forward to a world in which children&rsquo;s lives aren&rsquo;t torn apart by war. We&rsquo;re on the ground protecting children suffering the worst effects of war including child soldiers, victims of rape and abduction, disabled children and street children. We&rsquo;re keeping them safe, getting them into education and giving them the tools and support to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. We&rsquo;re a small organisation with a big ambition to improve and change the lives of all children affected by war across the world. We&rsquo;re a platform for children&rsquo;s voices to be heard, we lobby global leaders and policy makers to ensure they keep their promises to respect and protect children&rsquo;s rights, we work with local communities in the countries where we work to change attitudes and behaviours. We believe in the power of music to get our message across. With a little help from our music friends, we&rsquo;ve put on the most prestigious and memorable gigs in history.</p> <p>War Child is looking for an exceptional candidate to support our diverse fundraising work. The Entertainment Officer role is crucial for our award-winning, creative Fundraising Division, in supporting the team in raising funds to continue this rapid growth and expansion of our impact. The role will have a focus on supporting War Child&rsquo;s Music &amp; Entertainment team with both existing events in our portfolio plus new fundraising concepts that are in development.&nbsp;</p> <div> <p><strong>1.2. Key Responsibilities</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li>To research and write reports periodically to analyse the market landscape and support effective decision making in the department</li> <li>To input into all strategic planning and delivery of the department&rsquo;s objectives, events and campaigns</li> <li>To input into all departmental presentations and reports</li> <li>To assist in delivering and developing successful events and fundraising concepts, maximising all opportunities</li> <li>To successfully deliver War Child events including current portfolio (Aviate show, Winter Wassail, Passport To BRITs Week) and future portfolio (Rockumentary Film Festival, HELP Refugees etc)</li> <li>To successfully deliver event activity as part of our ongoing and future festival partnerships including Lovebox, Field Day, Citadel, Wilderness, Bestival, Isle Of Wight, House festival</li> <li>To play a part in each campaign aspect of integrated campaigns; production, marketing, sponsorship, talent liaison, content etc</li> <li>To assist in coordinating cross-organisation working groups; agendas, status notes</li> <li>To create and design impact reports, asks and project outlines</li> <li>To manage smaller projects on an ad-hoc basis; e.g. special releases, signed prints etc</li> <li>To deliver against a &pound;50,000 fundraising target set out as part of annual objectives</li> <li>To proactively identify new creative fundraising concepts</li> <li>To be the first response to incoming enquiries from reactive sources; putting ideas through the robust planning and screening process to decipher value versus investment</li> <li>To liaise and build excellent relationships with fundraising teams and comms teams including PR, digital and social</li> <li>To manage relationships with suppliers on projects including bid analysis, lead times and billing</li> <li>To manage venue bookings on projects including bid analysis, lead times and billing</li> <li>To coordinate marketing collateral and manage approvals</li> <li>To lead on guest management and entry access at events; implementing smooth donor engagement</li> <li>Represent War Child at relevant events (may require working outside office hours)</li> <li>To support all sponsor management, led by Managers and Head of department</li> <li>To monitor news in sponsorship of music, sport, comedy and film</li> <li>Utilise War Child&rsquo;s fundraising database as a relationship management tool to record, monitor and report on existing partnerships</li> <li>To share administration responsibilities amongst the wider team</li> <li>To promote and communicate War Child&rsquo;s aims, mission, policies and work clearly and effectively</li> <li>Catalogue assets that can feed into the strategic plan on a project by project basis</li> <li>To allocate income budget codes incoming donations in preparation for data entry and to liaise with the finance team to reconcile income to all</li> <li>To assist with data entry into our in-house database, Supporter 360 (Salesforce &ndash; ensuring we maintain data integrity by achieving a high level of attention to detail</li> <li>To assist with managing project budgets</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;<strong>1.3. Responsible to</strong></p> <ul> <li>Music &amp; Entertainment Manager</li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>1.4. Working With</strong></p> </div> <p>The role involves working closely with the following stakeholders</p> <ul> <li>All staff in the Fundraising Directorate</li> <li>All staff in the Comms &amp; Advocacy Directorate</li> <li>Other War Child colleagues</li> <li>War Child&rsquo;s Key sponsors and supporters&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>1.5. Responsible for</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li>Providing direct support to the Music &amp; Entertainment team<strong>&nbsp;</strong></li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>1.6. </strong><strong>Contractual Terms </strong></p> </div> <ul> <li>Position: Permanent</li> <li>Salary: &pound;26,500 per annum</li> <li>Working Hours: 9am &ndash; 5pm (full time, 37.5 hours per week)</li> <li>Place of Work: War Child UK HQ, Linton House, 39-51 Highgate Road, London NW5 1RT</li> <li>Probation: 6 months (TBC depending on successful candidate)</li> <li>Pension: Match up to 5% employee contributions into an approved independent pension scheme&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>2. Personal Specification - Essential Requirements</strong>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>War Child&rsquo;s office is a fun and lively environment made up of small group of extremely dedicated staff and volunteers. We&rsquo;re looking for someone who can fit in well and bring their own personality and creativity to our fundraising and the wider charity.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>2.1. Experience</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li>Supporting project managers in delivering event logistics and promotion</li> <li>Conducting desk research to support presentation writing and planning</li> <li>Writing presentations and reports to pitch and demonstrate impact</li> <li>Income generation and management</li> <li>Event management including production and promotion</li> <li>Delivering fundraising events from end to end</li> <li>Good understanding of charity fundraising mechanisms</li> <li>Some understanding of sponsor and partner management</li> <li>Good understanding of the live music and entertainment sector</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;<strong>2.2. Expertise:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Proactive and confident to work independently</li> <li>Good creative and commercial awareness</li> <li>Ability to follow direction and report on progress to line manager</li> <li>Passion for music and entertainment</li> <li>Demonstrate a flexible attitude to working, including some weekend working and potential travel</li> <li>IT literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Office and database<strong>&nbsp;</strong></li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>2.3. Key Competencies</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li>Understanding of, and commitment to, War Child&rsquo;s vision, mission and aims.</li> <li>Excellent written and verbal communicator</li> <li>Relationship development with both internal and external stakeholders</li> <li>Ability to effectively organise and prioritise your own workload whilst making effective decisions</li> <li>Attention to detail and quality control with a key focus on achieving results</li> <li>Focus on continuous improvement with the ability to contribute towards a culture of innovation and making an impact.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;<strong>2.4. Legal</strong></p> <ul> <li>Eligible to work in the UK</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;<strong>3. Desirable</strong></p> <ul> <li>Involvement on a marketing or fundraising project</li> <li>Experience of Salesforce&rsquo;s supporter 360</li> <li>Understanding of budgets, financial reporting and strategies</li> <li>Experience of managing own projects</li> <li>Broad interest and knowledge of the charity sector&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>4. Application Process</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li>Please fill out War Child Application Form and email it to <a href="mailto:recruitment@warchild.org.uk">recruitment@warchild.org.uk</a> by <strong>Friday 18<sup>th</sup> March 2016 at 5.00pm. (Please note, we do not accept CVs).</strong></li> <li>Interviews will be held on <strong>Wednesday 23<sup>rd</sup> or Thursday 24<sup>th</sup> March 2016.</strong></li> <li>After your interview you will be asked to complete a short written test. <ul> <li>Any offer made post the interview will be conditional on receipt of 3 favourable written references, (from your most recent employer, any other previous employer and a character reference). War Child reserves the right to call the referees, in case clarification is required post the receipt of complete reference forms.</li> <li>The successful applicant will be expected to undergo a DBS Police check, a medical check for overseas travel purposes, be compliant and sign up to War Child&rsquo;s Child Protection Policy prior to a final offer being made.</li> </ul> </li> </ul>

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 18:26:02 GMT

Programs Manager

<p>IFOAM &ndash; Organics International is calling for a full time</p> <p><strong><em>Programs Manager. </em></strong></p> <p>Sustainability in agriculture is an unsolved challenge despite growing evidence of the need for a paradigm shift towards new production systems that put ecological resources, rural societies, cultural expressions, public social welfare and the economic viability of smallholder family farming in the foreground. Organic Agriculture offers solutions that can contribute to sustainable development in rural areas.</p> <p>IFOAM &ndash; Organics International leads, unites and assists the global organic movement. It has about 800 affiliates in nearly 120 countries and also acts as a Global Action Network with numerous allies. It has a vision of truly sustainable agriculture and value chains around the world. Systems and operations have to be guided by the four principles of health, ecology, fairness and care.</p> <p>As one of the five strategic pillars of IFOAM &ndash; Organics International, the Programs Department aims at progressing toward complex development objectives. Our projects seek to strengthen stakeholders and improve the livelihoods of vulnerable households in need of innovation and adaptation, challenged by food insecurity, biodiversity loss, climate change, the depletion of natural resources and economic shocks.</p> <p>Holistic, people-centered approaches with a focus on access to nutrition &ndash; particularly for women and children &ndash; and market-oriented value chain facilitation form the backbone of our work towards poverty alleviation.</p> <p>The Programs Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of the program strategy, including the portfolio development. The Programs Manager reports to the Executive Director and coordinates a team of currently 4 full-time-equivalent Programs staff. As part of the management team, the Programs Manager will also contribute to the strategic institutional development of IFOAM &ndash; Organics International.</p> <p><strong>QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE </strong></p> <p>We are looking for a very experienced program manager with at least 10 years of relevant experience and with proven skills in programs strategy development, project acquisition, staff management and project implementation. The position requires the following key competencies:</p> <ul> <li>Sound knowledge of Organic Agriculture and its challenges globally, particularly in low-income countries, combined with a high level of commitment to and passion for true sustainability in agriculture; ?</li> <li>Knowledge of recent trends in development cooperation and experience in rural development, including agriculture, processing, market access and sector building for poverty alleviation and diversified nutrition. ? ?</li> <li>Sharp and smart strategy and impact chain development for convincing project concepts, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Strong ability to recognize and integrate opportunities that can offer effective outcomes on both shoestring budgets and on complex, well-funded activities; ?</li> <li>First-hand experience in planning and implementing complex international projects in a civil society environment, cooperating with the private and public sectors; ?</li> <li>Exceptional fundraising capabilities, including networking, proposal development, accountability and a drive to deliver on commitments; ?</li> <li>Excellent social and intercultural communication skills. Ability to build capacity with participatory approaches and to gain trust and respect of allies and partners; ?</li> <li>Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of additional languages (e.g., French, Spanish, Mandarin or Russian) is desirable; ?</li> <li>Willingness to contribute to a culture of open dialogue and constructive, mutual feedback as part of a diverse management team; ?</li> <li>Sound organizational skills including the management of budget, staff, consortium partner relationships, volunteers and assets. Professional, hands-on and outcome-oriented working style, capable of achieving fast progress in complex and parallel multi- stakeholder processes; ?</li> <li>Excellent self-management skills including time, deadlines and task management, priority setting and self-motivation.</li> </ul> <p>?<strong>Details of the position: </strong>?This challenging, full-time position will be based at our head office in Bonn, Germany in an attractive geographical and institutional setting and provide the opportunity for international and intercontinental travel. The salary is competitive, in line with similar international non-profit organizations and commensurate with experience, skills and performance.</p> <p><strong>Application Instructions: </strong>?Please submit a full CV, letter of motivation, salary expectations and the contact details of two references, all in one PDF document to Thomas Cierpka, Deputy Director, t.cierpka@ifoam.bio. ?<br /> Strategic and content related questions can be addressed to Markus Arbenz, Executive Director of IFOAM &ndash; Organics International, m.arbenz@ifoam.bio. ?</p>

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 10:39:05 GMT

Director, Fundraising & Government Relations - Europe

<p><strong>Position Summary</strong></p> <p>Governmental and private sector support are absolutely critical for all Teach For All&rsquo;s network organizations to launch and scale thriving movements for educational equity within their nations. As the Director, Fundraising &amp; Government Relations &ndash; Europe you will use your problem solving and relationship building skills and leverage the power of our global network to develop the capacity of a portfolio of European partner organizations, helping them create legal pathways to placing their teachers, build diversified funding bases and set themselves up for strong growth over the years to come.&nbsp;You will act as a member of the European regional team that aims to grow the capacity and impact of Teach For All&rsquo;s largest region (15 partners) as well as a global team of Fundraising &amp;Government Relations specialists.&nbsp; This person will report to the Lead Director, Fundraising&amp; Government Relations - Europe with a dotted line to the Senior Director, Partner Engagement &ndash; Europe. Internally, this position is known as Director, Public &amp; Private Sector Support-Europe.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Outcomes </strong></p> <p>The Director, Fundraising &amp; Government Relations will aim to increase the scale of partner programs (measured by number of teachers placed in schools), their financial viability (measured by increased revenue and funding diversity), and their satisfaction with Teach For All&rsquo;s support of their work in building fundraising and government relations partnerships.</p> <p><strong>Responsibilities </strong></p> <p>The Director, Fundraising &amp; Government Relations&rsquo; primary responsibility is to support a portfolio of partners in the region in building fundraising and government relations support to increase their scale and impact.&nbsp;</p> <p>Activities might include:</p> <ul> <li>50% Virtual and in-person coaching of local partner organization CEOs and senior staff, including working alongside them in external meetings to develop their confidence and ability to build financial and political support for their organizations and the Teach For All Network <ul> <li>Help partner staff self-reflect and identify patterns in their work and behavior</li> <li>Understand partner organization&rsquo;s needs in the areas of fundraising, government relations and placement of teachers and leverage resources from across the Teach For All Network to support their work</li> <li>Capturing and synthesizing the region&rsquo;s knowledge/best practices and providing thought partnership related to key questions in the areas of fundraising and government relations</li> </ul> </li> <li>20% Creating resources and tools that can be used by local partner organizations <ul> <li>Some of the resources and tools include case studies of successful fundraising campaigns and examples of financial tracking system</li> </ul> </li> <li>15% Designing and executing conferences that advance the thinking and practice of local partner organizations (i.e. leading trainings, small group learning experiences, webinars)</li> <li>10% Coordinating with other Teach For All regional staff to create regional fundraising or government relations partnerships that benefit partners and Teach For All</li> <li>5% Facilitating direct connections between local partner organizations so they can learn from each other</li> </ul> <p><strong>Requirements</strong></p> <ul> <li>Minimum 7 years full time work experience</li> <li>Proven track record of success in fundraising and/or government relations</li> <li>Prior experience as a staff member of one of Teach For All&rsquo;s network partners useful</li> <li>Experience working and/or living in the region preferred</li> <li>Ability to work in English required</li> <li>Fluency in other regional languages (Spanish, French, German, Russian) is preferred, but not required<strong>&nbsp;</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>Knowledge, Skills and Abilities</strong></p> <ul> <li>Exceptional reasoning and strategic problem solving abilities</li> <li>Ability to develop strong relationships with diverse individuals, and to influence and motivate others at a high level</li> <li>Ability to deeply understand and operate sensitively within a local cultural context</li> <li>Ability to be adaptable to an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, results-oriented culture</li> <li>Exemplifies Teach For All&rsquo;s core values and a commitment to Teach For All&rsquo;s mission:</li> <ul> <li>Belief in and a propensity toward seeking <strong>transformational change</strong></li> <li>Drive toward <strong>constant learning</strong> and improvement</li> <li>Embodies <strong>mutual responsibility</strong> in relationships with partners and teams</li> <li>Reflects a <strong>sense of possibility</strong> in mindset and vision<strong>&nbsp;</strong></li> </ul> </ul> <p><strong>Work Authorization</strong><strong><br /></strong>Candidates for this position must possess European Union work authorization in order to be considered. <br /><strong><br /><strong>Travel and Hours</strong></strong><br /> Travel expected, approximately 50%, mostly within the region to provide direct support to partner organizations, but also some travel out-of-region to run conference sessions, attend team conferences etc. Given that we work across different time zones, some non-traditional hours for early or later calls are an expectation of this role.</p> <p><strong>Compensation</strong><br /> Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.&nbsp;In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Apply now</strong><br /> Please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter directly online.</p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><a href="http://teachforall.avature.net/career/JobDetail/London-strongly-preferred-Location-in-the-European-region-required-Director-Fundraising-Government-Relations-Europe/498">http://teachforall.avature.net/career/JobDetail/London-strongly-preferred-Location-in-the-European-region-required-Director-Fundraising-Government-Relations-Europe/498</a></span></p> <p><strong>About Teach For All</strong></p> <p>A GLOBAL PROBLEM&hellip;</p> <p>Around the world, 250 million children lack the skills necessary to read, write, or perform basic mathematics.&nbsp; In rich and poor countries alike, where children are born often determines the quality of their education, and, ultimately, their future opportunities. This educational inequity is a multi-faceted and systemic global problem that affects us all&mdash;perpetuating poverty, dividing societies, and weakening economies.</p> <p>&nbsp;&hellip;CALLS FOR A GLOBAL APPROACH&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;A world of expanding educational opportunity and decreasing disparities is a more prosperous, peaceful, and sustainable world where more children are able to fulfill their true potential.</p> <p>Launched in 2007, Teach For All is a global network of over 30 independent, locally led and funded partner organizations with a shared vision for expanded educational opportunity in their countries. Each organization recruits and develops diverse individuals from a range of academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high need classrooms and to work throughout their lives, both within and outside of education, in pursuit of expanded opportunity for children.</p> <p>SOLUTIONS ARE SHAREABLE&nbsp;</p> <p>Because there is so much to learn across borders, Teach For All takes a global approach. While each context is unique, similarities in the nature of educational inequity from place to place lead to shareable solutions. As partner organizations and their teachers and alumni learn from each other and innovate, their impact is accelerated at the national and global levels.</p> <p>Teach For All works to accelerate partners&rsquo; progress and increase their impact by providing direct support, facilitating connections across the network, accessing global resources for the benefit of the whole, and fostering the leadership development of staff, teachers, and alumni.&nbsp;</p> <p>Together, Teach For All programs around the world are working to ensure that one day, all children&mdash;everywhere&mdash;can attain an excellent education.&nbsp;</p>

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:57:03 GMT

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