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Technical Lead (Information Products and Services - Philippines
SRI has been retained by the World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office to conduct a search for a suitably qualified individual to undertake the position of Technical Lead, Information Products and Services.
About World Health Organization
WHO's mission is to support all countries and peoples in their quest to achieve the highest sustainable level of health, defined in the WHO Constitution as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity".
About Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO)
WHO in the Western Pacific
The WHO Regional Office, located in Manila, the Philippines, represents the Organization throughout Asia and the Pacific. We operate semi-autonomously with our own regional budget. The Western Pacific Region, one of the six regions of WHO, is home to approximately 1.6 billion people, nearly one-third of the world's population, and stretches over a vast area. One of the most diverse of the WHO regions, the Western Pacific constitutes some of the world's least developed countries as well as the most rapidly emerging economies. There are 37 Member States and areas in the Western Pacific Region.
Our role is to act as a catalyst and advocate for action at all levels, from local to global, on health issues of public concern. Working together with a broad spectrum of partners from all sectors of society, WHO in the Western Pacific Region is involved in a host of closely related public health activities, including research, data banking, evaluation, awareness raising and resource mobilization.
Our purpose is to lead the regional response to public health issues on all fronts – medical, technical, socioeconomic, cultural, legal and political – towards the achievement of WHO's global health mission.
Technical Lead, Information Products and Services
Purpose of the Post
Strategic, effective, integrated, and coordinated communication is integral in carrying out WHO's goal to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. The publication, translation and management of WHO information products is a critical part of WHO's work. In line with this goal, this post leads, plans, coordinates and manages the Information Products and Services (IPS) unit in the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific.
The role of Technical Lead Information Products and Services (IPS) is critical for the success of the World Health Organization (WHO) WESTERN PACIFIC REGIONAL OFFICE (WPRO). Reporting directly to the Executive Officer, Office of the Regional Director and Coordinator External Relations and Communications, the incumbent will lead WPRO's publication and information services work.
The IPS unit ensures the high-quality information products and services of the WHO Western Pacific Region, including translation, publications and library services, as part of the Region's overall strategy of using communications to increase awareness of health issues and enhance visibility and engagement of WHO among media, Member States, partners, and the general public.
Under the overall leadership of the Executive Officer, Office of the Regional Director and Coordinator, External Relations and Communications (EXO/RDO), the incumbent leads the coordination of the publications, library and translation support services in the Regional Office for the Western Pacific.
The incumbent acts as a supervisor in the IPS unit, provides advice and coordinates the work of IPS staff, manages the operations of IPS and represents the unit in forums concerning the services provided by the unit.
The incumbent will work closely with the different technical and policy/coordination units in the Regional Office, country offices throughout the Western Pacific Region, and with counterparts in WHO headquarters and other regions to assist in their publications, library and translation support requirements.
The work of the incumbent is done in line with the contents of several guidelines such as the WHO eManual, WHO Staff Rules and Regulations, Information Notes, Western Pacific Region's Policy and Procedures Handbook, Western Pacific Region's Secretaries Handbook, information circulars, WHO House Style, Guide for Writers in the Western Pacific, software manuals, etc.
The incumbent exercises initiative, discretion and sound judgement in interpreting relevant rules and regulations in adapting work methods and practices and functions with a broad measure of independence in performing general tasks within the Organization's administrative and technical policies.
The incumbent has regular communication with his/her staff to discuss IPS activities and procedures. The incumbent reports to and discusses with the first-level supervisor concerns and problems, as well as plan for various activities in the area of information support, sharing and production. He/she communicates staff in various units and country offices to provide the support they need, to request for production, translation and other purposes. He/she regularly communicates with staff from Headquarters and other regional offices to discuss and share publishing policies and procedures. Publishers, subscription agents, editors, printers, proof readers, book sellers/agents and graphic artists are also contacted to negotiate for the cost of their products and services.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The selected candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:
Under the supervision of the Executive Officer, Office of the Regional Director and Coordinator, External Relations and Communications and guidance of the Regional Director, the incumbent will carry out the following duties:
1) Manages the planning and production of high quality publications and information products and oversees efficient dissemination, marketing, promotion, and evaluation of these products - in close coordination with technical units and Communications Unit in the Regional Office for the Western Pacific;
2) Oversees regional library activities and services, including management and maintenance of the WPRO multi-media library; provides guidance to library staff, including on (but not limited to) the coordination and facilitation of internal and external access to databases such as WPRIM, HINARI, IRIS and other similar resources;
3) Ensures that cost-efficient and timely translation services are provided for key regional meetings and events; and
4) Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Required and Desirable Education and Experience Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must have at least a Master's degree in management or other fields of study relevant to publications, translation and/or library services.
University degree and suitable training in publishing and/or communications. Degree or training in public health is an advantage.
Minimum of seven years relevant work experience, including with strong experience of publishing services at international level.
Knowledge of and experience in information management and library services, and handling issues related to copyrights. Experience in the UN system.
Functional Skills and Knowledge
Strong experience in publications and publishing, with a strong eye for design and detail and a proven track record of planning and managing production of high quality publications and information products. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Strong 'customer service' abilities. Courtesy, tact and ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct. Excellent managerial and delegation skills. Ability to multi-task successfully in a busy environment.
Knowledge of library services and information management - including management of reproduction rights and copyright issues - and translation services in the UN context.
Other Desirable Skills
Demonstrated ability to use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Publisher, Outlook and Internet HTML. Thorough knowledge on the use of desktop publishing software such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, PageMaker, and CorelDraw. Other IT skills and knowledge of other software such as Visio and Microsoft SharePoint is an advantage.
Expert knowledge in written and spoken English. French not essential but would be an advantage.
Terms of Appointment
This is a full-time position with a fixed term contract. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience to a P4 UN Level. A staff pension fund, staff health insurance, accident and illness insurance, voluntary group life insurance are included in the benefits package.
- Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
- WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
- WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
- WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
- Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward a copy of your CV and a supporting letter in Microsoft Word format, along with any relevant documentation to Mr. Arvin Santiago at email@example.com before 5pm, November 22nd. All information will be in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service. We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.
Deputy Executive Director, Programme (ASG) - United States
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) works in partnership with governments, the UN system, communities, NGOs, foundations and the private sector to raise awareness and mobilize the support and resources needed to achieve its mission to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled in development and humanitarian settings.
The four core inter-related areas of UNFPA work are sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment, adolescent and youth empowerment, and population data for development. The organization’s work is guided by the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action and its reviews, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women, and Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. Overall, the organization employs 2,800 staff and is present in more than 150 countries and territories.
UNFPA Strategic direction
The UNFPA Strategic Plan 2018-2021 is the first of three strategic plans leading to the target date of 2030 to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and leave no one behind. The goal of the strategic plan is to “achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health, realize reproductive rights, and reduce maternal mortality to accelerate progress on the agenda of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, to improve the lives of women, adolescents and youth, enabled by population dynamics, human rights and gender equality”.
UNFPA will organize its work around three transformative and people-centred results in the period leading up to 2030. These include: an end to preventable maternal deaths; an end to the unmet need for family planning; and an end to gender-based violence and all harmful practices, including female genital mutilation and child, early and forced marriage.
The strategic plan also responds to other global frameworks underpinning the 2030 Agenda, including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development.
UNFPA strategic plan is aligned with the UN General Assembly resolution on the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system. As agreed in the 2018-2021 strategic plan, UNFPA will harness its collaborative advantage, in compliance with respective mandates and in collaboration with UN partners, to enhance cooperation and collaboration with humanitarian assistance and peacebuilding efforts, in accordance with national plans, needs and priorities, and national ownership.
2030 vision: Focus on SDG’s
Role of the Deputy Executive Director in regard to UN reform and UNFPA strategic plan
1. Strategic Plan
a. The UNFPA Strategic Plan articulates the organizational vision and strategic direction over a medium-term--typically four years based on guidance of the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR). UNFPA Strategic Plan, 2018-2021, is an institutional response to the new and emerging trends, opportunities, and challenges in the current external development landscape. It demonstrates how the organization would become effective and efficient towards achieving maximum impact in the SDG era. The Strategic Plan, 2018-2021, is by far the most progressive compared to previous plans, because of its bold, vocal and visible approach to articulating organizational position around Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; Comprehensive Sexual Education and the case of abortion. The present Strategic Plan is envisioned as the first of three UNFPA plans leading up to the end of the 2030 agenda and SDGs. It seeks to achieve three bold, transformative results: (a) an end to preventable maternal deaths; (b) an end to the unmet need for family planning; and (c) an end to gender-based violence and all harmful practices, including female genital mutilation and child, early and forced marriage. It is backed by an improved integrated results framework, including an increased emphasis on critical assumptions. The approach calls for an increased focus on partnerships and convening other stakeholders to achieve impact with synergy and coherence. Furthermore, the strategic plan is powered by a fine-tuned business model, which takes into considerations the multi-dimensional poverty and inequality for prioritizing investments decisions. The business model also offers a flexible approach for tailoring engagement in different settings more closely to their development needs and priorities. It brings further flexibility in its application, especially the opportunities for front liners to leverage partnerships for impact and resource mobilization.
b. Role of the DED-P: The DED-P provides oversight and leadership in shaping the organizational vision and strategic direction. DED-P directs organization-wide inputs to the development of the Plan. The incumbent is the institutional interface between the Member States, Executive Board, donor community and civil society organizations through planning and formulation phases of the Strategic Plan. S/he ensures external feedbacks are carried forward, and organizational positions and aspirations are communicated widely— at the highest level. The DED-P provides thought-leadership for ICPD issues and directs the implementation of the Strategic Plan through the oversight of Programme and Technical Divisions and Regional Directors, charged with the task of providing evidence-based content to the strategic vision and implementing the direction on the ground respectively. DED-P directs corporate alignment to the commitments and tents of the plan.
2. UN Reform
a. It speaks to ongoing UN-system-wide initiatives, in response to calls from Member states and Development partners, to make the entire system more efficient, effective, agile, coherent, better-coordinated and fit-for-purpose. It involves multiple layers of initiatives at country, regional and global levels. For country-level, the initiatives aimed at repositioning country teams to be more coordinated, offer coherent and integrated policy support, through Joint Programming and Delivering as One initiative, under the leadership of the Resident Coordinator System. At the regional level, recent dimensions call for re-organizing UN efforts to bridge the gap between the peace and security, development and management into a seamless, coherent piece. Furthermore, initiatives at the global, agency-level call for synergies and complementarity between the work of different UN agencies, such as UNDP, UNWOMEN, UNICEF, UNFPA, etc. For example, the on-going SG’s reform initiative is a case in point, which includes a mapping of functions and thematic focus across UN Agencies, Funds, and Programmes. Similarly, the increasing calls by Executive Boards of Excom agencies to demonstrate how they would work together without duplication and actualized synergies in programming for the SDGs. The initiative is operationalized through a common chapter in Excom Agencies' strategic plans. The idea seeks an articulation of common/ shared results, ways of working together, backed by performance indicators against the commitments.
b. Role of DED-P: Further to the initial description, the DED-P plays a pivotal representation role, particularly on programme-related dimensions of the reform initiatives and inter-agency fora. The incumbent is responsible for positioning UNFPA issues and agenda at the various forum and discussions on UN Reform initiatives. S/he directs the institutional response to the efforts of critical reform discussions, especially their implications for organizational strategic direction, positioning, and for programming. The incumbent advises the Executive Director on the viability, strategic advantage and potential impact of reform proposals. S/he plays a critical role in linking the different streams of the on-going reforms, namely peace and security, development and management, including in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). Overall, DED P leads the smooth implementation of reform initiatives.
3. Transformative Results:
a. The transformative results demonstrate UNFPA’s contribution to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs. It is clear that the vision outlined in the 2030 Agenda is people-centric and universal and seeks to leave no one behind, UNFPA internalized the agenda by advancing the core SDGs with direct linkage on its mandate through the three bold, transformative results. Consequently, the organization will organize its work around the three transformative and people-centered results in the period leading up to 2030. These include: (a) an end to preventable maternal deaths; (b) an end to the unmet need for family planning; and (c) an end to gender-based violence and all harmful practices, including female genital mutilation and child, early and forced marriage. To achieve these transformative results, the strategic plan emphasizes the need for strengthened partnerships and innovation. It also highlights, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review, stronger collaboration, and coordination within the United Nations system, to ensure a coherent, integrated and effective United Nations response to support countries and communities in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Deputy Executive Director, Programme (ASG)
The role of Deputy Executive Director (Programme), Assistant Secretary General (ASG), is critical for the success of The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Deputy Executive Director for Programme (“DED Programme”), the Deputy Executive Director (Programme), Assistant Secretary General (ASG) will guide The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) strategic and operational engagement.
The Deputy Executive Director, Programme
Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director, the Deputy Executive Director for Programme (“DED Programme”) is an Assistant Secretary General (“ASG”) role, and leads a team of eight Directors at the D2 level.
The DED Programme is responsible for leadership, management and communication of UNFPA programme work, and specifically for the direct supervision of the Programme and Technical Divisions, as well as for the six Regional Offices in East and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa, Asia-Pacific, Arab States, Eastern and Central Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean. The post also has responsibilities for building and maintaining partnerships with UN and bilateral agencies and others on specific programme themes.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
The DED (Programme) is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of UNFPA programme-related activities are strategic and effectively managed, including accountability for performance, and that matters of strategic importance are shared with the Executive Director and UNFPA Executive Committee colleagues as necessary.
The DED Programme supports UNFPA alignment with UN system reform.
UNFPA is committed to supporting the UN Secretary-General’s reform agenda, with the understanding that the UN Development System must reform the way it works to implement Agenda 2030. UNFPA is leading change through the UN Leadership Framework and a change management process.
- Strategy: Directs the Programme and Technical Divisions in promoting strategic engagement, implementation of strategic plan, delivery of results, and knowledge sharing.
- Execution: Directs UNFPA work to achieve enhanced impact in programming at both country and regional levels; directs Regional Directors’ visions to ensure effective oversight and quality assurance of programming; directs the Technical Division to ensure technical knowledge is harnessed, advocated and shared; directs the Programme Division to ensure that it functions effectively to position UNFPA on strategic and programme issues and that the response to humanitarian crisis, transition and recovery is mainstreamed within the organization.
- Team leadership: Works closely with DED Management on change management in support of programme aims; ensures clarity in roles and accountability; decision-making; empowers regional and country heads to deliver at a high level, providing guidance as necessary; and, develops direct reports including potential successors.
- Collaboration within the UN system and beyond: Represents UNFPA at the highest levels of policy dialogue with regard to programming matters, including with Executive Board Members, Member States, major international partners and civil society organizations, and represents UNFPA at relevant meetings of the UN Development Group (UNDG) and the High-Level Committee on Programming (HLCP).
Priorities: Specifically, for the coming year the priorities will be:
- Strategy: Overseeing the deliverables of the Strategic Plan 2018-2021; ensuring results focus and programme accountability of the Integrated Budget; continue strengthening the regionalization strategy and clarify and strengthen accountabilities between regional, headquarters and country levels; guide the implementation of the strategic plan, ensuring an alignment to the SDGs; promote a culture where the needs of the country/field come first; and, lead the team to operationalize, including to strengthening capabilities to deliver on the SDGs with particular relevance to UNFPA.
- Participation in the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC), the UN and non-UN forums for coordination of humanitarian assistance and the High-Level Committee for Programmes (HLCP).
- Execution: Improve the quality and control of country programmes; focus on robustly strengthening systems, processes, and oversight structures; support country teams with strategic decision-making and programme alignment with and focus on the organization’s core mission.
- Leadership: Systematically strengthen the capabilities of the programme team; strengthen relationships between the Technical and Programme Divisions, Regional Offices and Country Offices; and, promote a culture of knowledge sharing and learning across the organization.
- This position offers a global leadership role in one of the world’s leading development organizations and represents a truly exciting opportunity for a senior programme leader with extensive experience in public health from the public and/or international organization sectors. Specific knowledge of population and sexual and reproductive health issues are highly desirable. Candidates should have extensive international experience with significant international insight, and the ability to build strong working relationships within an international/global operation.
- Candidates require extensive management experience and proven ability to manage a complex global portfolio of public health programmes and programme set-up, metrics and programme evaluation. He/she should have experience building and managing relationships with UN agencies, governments and international funding institutions and aid organizations. Candidates should have a good knowledge of the international development system and/or experience working for large, service delivery-based aid agencies. Candidates will have successfully managed a significant budget and operations plan, and a multi-disciplinary team of experts across a variety of job functions. Candidates require demonstrated communication, advocacy and outreach skills. Resource mobilization experience is a plus.
Required Experience and Qualifications:
An advanced University Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or a related discipline, with additional qualifications in Business or Public Administration / Management highly regarded.
Over 15 years of professional experience in increasingly responsible roles of which at least 7 years in managerial / leadership roles.
Excellent knowledge of English required; knowledge of other UN official languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, highly desirable.
Candidates will have the stature and authority to influence at all levels. They will demonstrate conceptual and analytical skills to understand the big picture, assimilate information from a variety of sources, and translate this into practical and prioritized action and planning. They will be strategically-minded and service-and results-driven with exceptional strength in team leadership and relationship building; development and implementation of policies, processes and systems; as well as, building and maintaining support services, resources and infrastructure. They will combine process skills and discipline with flexibility and adaptability.
Strategic Orientation (Analytical & Strategic Thinking, Fostering Innovation & Empowerment):
- Defines, in close collaboration with the Executive Director, the strategic direction of the organization.
- Asks questions which open new and innovative ways of seeing the organization and the way it works.
- Promotes better understanding of UNFPA strategic agenda with global partners and builds consensus on major initiatives.
Results Orientation (Results Orientation/Commitment to Excellence, Appropriate & Transparent Decision-Making, Ensuring Operational Effectiveness & Accountability for Results):
- Drives systematically and uncompromisingly for higher performance.
- Creates innovative ways of working to enable higher levels of performance are possible, using analysis and benchmarking.
- Works smarter, learns from experience throughout the organization, builds learning and knowledge sharing into the system.
- Ensures accountability for results in a demanding Risk-based framework (RBF) framework
Collaboration & Influencing (Commitment to the Organization and its Mandate, Working in Teams, Communicating Information & Ideas, Self-Management/Emotional Intelligence, Global Leadership & Advocacy for ICPD Goals, Organizational Leadership & Direction):
- Facilitates collaboration among others, bringing people together across all levels of the organization to achieve results and share best practices; remains accessible to various stakeholders and shows a willingness to become directly and personally involved; creates consensus and communicates coherently the vision and strategic direction to internal and external audiences, showing them how objectives align.
- Internally: Promotes alignment between the values of the UN/UNFPA and staff behaviour. Influences the UNFPA Executive Committee to adopt change strategies, and gains cooperation through sensitivity to the political and organizational culture.
- Externally: Leads partnerships with implementing partners, NGOs. CSOs and other UN agencies; applies systemic thinking, balances conflicting demands (UN system, partners, governments, civil society and UNFPA); maintains internal and external networks (partners, colleagues, interest groups). Outreach on innovation to private sector and other actors.
Leadership & Organizational Development (Performance Management, Developing People/Coaching & Mentoring, Knowledge Sharing & Continuous Learning):
- Empowers teams to perform, to identify and solve problems while providing the necessary support; holds teams accountable for meeting collective goals; and resolves conflicts constructively.
- Systematically works to build team capabilities; sets specific goals for individuals in order to build capability of the organization; seeks to understand systematic retention challenges and addresses them.
- Upholds and communicate the vision and values of UNFPA; and creates a supportive and enabling environment in which the vision and strategic direction can be achieved.
- Articulates a vision for change and champions the transformation process.
- Advocates change or different ways of working; engaging others by explaining their role in the change process; and ideally mobilizes others within the organization to facilitate change processes.
Integrity & Values (Integrity, Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing Diversity):
- Creates organizational precedents and acts as a role model, setting an example for the highest standard of integrity for all staff through his/her personal behaviour.
- Ensures an organizational environment that respects diversity, gender equality and cultural sensitivity and fosters openness to diverse perspectives.
Terms of Appointment
This is a full-time position with the successful candidate being contracted on a two-year basis with the possibility of renewal. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A pension plan, life and medical insurances are included in the benefits package.
Candidates selected to interview must be available for interview on December 15th, 2017 in New York.
If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward a copy of your CV in Microsoft Word format, along with any relevant documentation to Mr. Charles Brennan at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 20th November 2017. All information will be in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service. We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.
Deputy Director, Health, Nutrition and Eradication - Nigeria
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was established in 2000 by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda. It is the largest private foundation in the world with an endowment of US $42.3 billion as of 24th November 2014. The foundation aims to improve the quality of life for billions of people worldwide, providing research and working with other organisations to tackle global problems and drive change.
The goal of the Global Development program (GD) is to increase opportunities for people in the developing world to lift themselves out of hunger and poverty and to help deliver targeted healthcare solutions in these regions. Their strategies focus on Agriculture Development; Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene; Financial Services for the Poor; and Family Health which includes Maternal, New-born and Child Health, Family Planning, and Nutrition. These strategies are supported by functional teams that focus on Vaccine Delivery and Integrated Delivery. GD also has Special Initiatives that focus Urban Poverty, Emergency Relief, Global Libraries and Value for the Money.
Based in Seattle, the foundation has a worldwide staff of 1,500 people and is led by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. The foundation has offices in the United States, Europe, India, China and Africa.
Vision and Mission
Guided by the belief that all lives have equal value; the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation pride themselves on being ‘impatient optimists’ whose purpose is to work to reduce inequity. Their vision is to ensure a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life. They have four missions to:
- Ensure more children and young people survive and thrive;
- Empower the poorest, especially women and girls, to transform their lives;
- Combat infectious diseases that particularly affect the poorest; and
- Inspire people to take action to change the world.
Key to enabling these missions is their commitment to science and innovation, collaboration and partnership, measurement and rigor, as well as optimism and risk taking.
In Nigeria, they work with government, the private sector, and civil society to help people lift themselves out of poverty. They want to see children, mothers and farmers, in particular, given the opportunities to lead healthy and productive lives.
With over 100 grants, the foundation works in Nigeria to achieve six main goals:
- Eradicate polio: Their work at the international level with the World Health Organization and UNICEF, as well as at the country level, with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency and state governments, to ensure regular vaccinations and immunizations.
- Improve family health: They aim to reduce preventable deaths by focusing on maternal and child health; investing in programs that provide prenatal through postnatal care, as well as childhood immunization programs. They also address common healthcare challenges, including pneumonia, diarrheal diseases, and neglected tropical diseases, as well as access to clean water and proper sanitation and hygiene.
- Strengthen healthcare systems: They bolster primary healthcare and look for ways to integrate healthcare services to ensure a strong system for Nigeria's people.
- Improve nutrition: They partner with the Dangote Foundation and others to address severe malnutrition and improve overall childhood nutrition.
- Increase agricultural productivity: They help smallholder farmers increase the yield of important crops such as yams, cassava, sorghum, cowpeas, and rice, as well as the productivity of their livestock. They do this by providing farmers with better tools, seeds, and systems, and also by supporting research and policies that help improve the lives of smallholder farmers over the long term.
- Enhance access to financial services: Their programs support the government's aims to ensure that women, smallholder farmers, and other marginalized populations have access to the country's financial system, which can help them save, spend, and plan for the future more effectively.
The primary purpose of the Deputy Director, Health, Nutrition and Eradication, Nigeria is to oversee a team to conceive, develop and manage a complex portfolio of grants at federal level and in selected states involving multiple foundation global health and linked global development and global growth and opportunity strategies in collaboration with Seattle-based teams to achieve results. The focus of the foundation’s work will involve development, testing and scale-up of high impact and cost-effective solutions in selected health and nutrition areas to drive results and influence scale across Nigeria and potentially other similar contexts within the region and Africa. This role reports to the Nigeria Country Director.
Duties and Responsibilities
The selected candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:
- Facilitate development of annual investment plans and budgets, develop, modify and implement strategy under the leadership of the Director and in partnership with Program Strategy Teams (PSTs) and Global Policy and Advocacy (GPA). Work with foundation leadership as requested to address cross-cutting issues and improve functions and performance.
- Develop strategies, programs investments, and an influencing agenda that will lead to improvements in key health and development indicators across RMNCH-N continuum and related development areas, in support to foundation PST strategies in Nigeria.
- In partnership with other Deputy Directors and relevant program officers in charge of country impact at the foundation, design and oversee the implementation of integrated strategies to accelerate the achievements of joint (foundation and others) health and nutrition goals in Nigeria.
- Position the country office to support the Seattle-based teams managing and implementing mixed health system (public, NGO, and private sector) primary care systems strengthening strategies. Identify, negotiate, execute and conduct and/or manage complex, performance-based contracts/grants to accelerate increase in RMNCH-N outcomes. This includes development and review of MoUs, letters of interest and grant proposals and summaries of progress.
- Represent the foundation to the National Council on Health (the highest policy decision making body in the health sector in Nigeria) and other key selected government health and nutrition related comities, platforms and working groups.
- Support and advise colleagues within the foundation and their grantees in the design, enhancement, and execution of project, initiatives and engagements to maximize impact in Nigeria.
- Manage partnerships and grantee relationships to ensure learning and impact, for example, by conducting site visits, convening meetings of key stakeholders, monitoring and evaluating components of grants.
- Serve as a senior member of the Nigeria Country Office, overseeing performance management, teamwork, internal communications and contribution towards foundation-wide priorities.
- Manage people and be responsible for hiring the talent needed to achieve foundation goals, ensuring successful employee onboarding, communicating performance expectations, creating goal alignment, integrating project and change management, giving and seeking feedback, providing coaching, measuring progress and holding people accountable, supporting employee development, and recognizing achievement and lessons learned.
- Ensure high quality interactions and clear and consistent communications with government officials, foundation staff, and leadership, grantees and partners.
Leadership and Culture
- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation believe that energized people, working well together, fueled by great leadership in an inclusive environment in which they thrive, will do phenomenal things.
Required Experience and Qualifications
The ideal candidate will hold an advanced degree in medicine, public health, health economics, public policy or similar disciplines (e.g. MSPH, MHA, MPH, MD, PhD).
- 12+ years of proven experience in health and nutrition, health system strengthening, and/ or health eradication strategies. The candidate should also understand the global health and international development environment; and had experience working in and living in Nigeria or a developing country on health and nutrition development related work.
- In-depth experience in broader public health with a strong development orientation backed with excellent management and leadership capabilities.
- Experience of integration across disease areas and/or integrating health and “non-health” interventions. Experience in planning, marketing, soliciting funds from multiple financing streams, and managing complex delivery of health programs, with evidence of achievement of significant results whether directly or indirectly influenced.
- Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared/joint objectives, both internally and externally. Ability to orchestrate effective decisions across a broad range of issues and stakeholders, assess progress, analyse gaps, and make necessary changes. Experience with effective interactions between country level and headquarter offices will be a plus.
- Experience working in multiple countries is preferred; Nigeria experience as well as fluency in Nigeria’s most popular languages will be helpful but not required.
- Strategic Mindset: Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into strategies, concrete theories of change and actions. Ability to think/act like an investor and a creative and generative thinker. Innovative and open-minded approach; ability to question and challenge colleagues including managers and partners in a constructive manner.
- Manages complexity and ambiguity effectively: Making sense of complex, high quantity and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems – especially in managing relations. Demonstrated ability to work with flexibility, efficiency, and diplomacy in a complex, fast-paced environment both in Nigeria and in headquarter (Seattle).
- Communicates effectively: Developing and delivering communications that convey complex situations in a clear and concise manner with a broad and diverse audience.
- Demonstrable experience with effective interactions between country level and headquarter offices is critical.
- Significant people management experience, specifically managing teams of high-performing self-directed professionals and acting as a partner to team members managing specific portfolios.
- Being resilient: Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations both internally and externally. Self-motivated and self-managing.
- Comfortable in a wide range of cultural, geographic and operational situations, demonstrating culturally sensitive behaviour with a diverse range of people.
- Ability to travel up to 40% domestically and internationally.
Terms of Appointment
This is a full-time position. As part of the standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
Key Steps in the Selection Process
If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward a copy of your CV in Microsoft Word format, along with any relevant documentation to Catherine Hughes at email@example.com. All information will be held in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service. We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.
Applications received through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Careers site will not be reviewed.
Senior Scientific Officer - Ireland
About the Allergy Standards Limited (ASL)
Allergy Standards Limited are a physician led global certification company that prepares independent standards for testing a wide range of products to determine their suitability for asthmatics and individuals with associated allergies. ASL has devised a series of proprietary testing protocols and suitability specifications for products to meet in order to be eligible for certification as asthma & allergy friendly®
ASL has developed the asthma & allergy friendly® mark to identify products that consumers can trust have been subject to rigorous testing to determine their relative suitability for people with asthma and allergies.
ASL has applied internationally recognized asthma and allergy trigger avoidance recommendations including both allergens and irritants.
ASL’s management team possesses specialist skills in a variety of medical fields including asthma and other allergic diseases.
In 2006, the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program was created by top medical experts and the oldest and largest non-profit, asthma and allergy patient advocacy organization in the world, with the mission to empower consumers to make an informed purchase decision when choosing allergen-avoidance products. The Certification Program independently tests and identifies consumer products that are more suitable for the 60+ million people in the United States living with asthma and allergies
ASL’s clients include Dyson, P&G, DeLonghi, LG, and Mercedes Benz, to name a few.
Senior Scientific Officer
This is an exciting opportunity to join a small but growing team in Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), an international certification body which is based in Dublin and which develops scientific standards to test consumer products as being suitable for people with asthma and allergies. Allergy Standards runs Certification Programs in the USA, in Canada, and internationally, and counts some of the world's most innovative companies amongst its clients. See www.allergystandards.com and www.asthmaandallergyfriendly.com for more background.
Allergy Standards is seeking to employ a Senior Scientific Officer, who would manage the scientific standards which ASL develops and maintains. This would require the successful candidate to build up a deep knowledge of and become an authority on existing standards, and work towards maintaining and updating them as well as overseeing the commissioning and development of new standards.
The position will be based at ASL's offices on Grand Canal Quay in Dublin.
The Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) (www.allergystandards.com ) has retained SRI Executive Search (www.sri-executive.com ) to assist with their search for an exceptional candidate to fill the position of the Senior Scientific Officer.
The role of Senior Scientific Officer is critical for the success of Allergy Standards Ltd. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Senior Scientific Officer will guide Allergy Standards Ltd strategic and operational engagement.
Required Experience and Qualifications:
- Graduate scientific degree in biology, microbiology, immunology, biomedical science, or a related discipline.
- Professional experience in industry or a related discipline - at least five years if academic qualification is MSc, or two years if academic qualification is PhD.
- Experience of business development in a science context and/or a business qualification would be advantageous.
- Excellent communications and presentation skills, particularly in writing for a general audience, presenting at conferences, etc.
- Good initiative - eager to contribute to an innovative team in a growing company.
- Strong organisational and problem-solving skills.
- Manage the Certification Standards that ASL owns and develops - including arranging for the commissioning of new standards and their approval, ensuring the quality of standards developed, maintaining a database of those standards, updating and revising standards as required, and liaising with the labs that ASL commissions to develop standards.
- As ASL's expert on certification standards, work with potential clients in the Certification Program to explain the science behind the standards, and answer questions they have on the testing process.
- Work with ASL's business development team in promoting the standards that ASL owns, in developing scientific promotional materials, giving presentations at events or conferences, or other activities as required.
- Work with the team to develop new programs for certification.
- Engage with and become an opinion leader/stakeholder in relevant international associations.
Terms of Appointment
This is a full-time position. Candidates are required to travel on average 2-3 times per year.
If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward a copy of your CV in Microsoft Word format, along with any relevant documentation to Ms. Nicola Seery at firstname.lastname@example.org All information will be in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service. We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.
Procurement Specialists (PSOD) - Philippines
About the Asian Development Bank
Since its founding in 1966, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been driven by an inspiration and dedication to improving people’s lives in Asia and the Pacific. By targeting investments wisely, in partnership with developing member countries and other stakeholders, the aim is to alleviate poverty and help create a world in which everyone can share in the benefits of sustained and inclusive growth. Whether it is through investment in infrastructure, health care services, financial and public administration systems, or helping nations prepare for the impact of climate change or better manage their natural resources, ADB is committed to helping developing member countries evolve into thriving, modern economies that are well integrated with each other and the world.
The main devices for assistance are loans, grants, policy dialogue, technical assistance and equity investments.
ADB are at the forefront of development thinking and practice, spreading information through regional forums, a growing online presence and the publication of specialized papers, serials and books.
Economists, sociologists, engineers, gender experts and environmental scientists are amongst the hundreds of professions at the bank working together to reduce poverty, and ensure growth across the Asia and Pacific region is sustainable and inclusive.
Vision and Mission
ADB aims for an Asia and Pacific free from poverty. While it has achieved a significant reduction in extreme poverty, the region remains home to about two-thirds of the world’s extremely poor.
With $21.02 billion in approved financing in 2013 and 3,062 employees from 61 of its 67 members, ADB in partnership with member governments, independent specialists and other financial institutions is focused on delivering projects that create economic and development impact.
ADB helps developing member countries tackle poverty by providing loans, technical assistance and grants for a broad range of development activities. Guiding ADB’s work is Strategy 2020, their longterm strategic framework. ADB focuses on five core areas of operations: infrastructure; the environment, including climate change; regional cooperation and integration; finance sector development; and education.
Environmental sustainability is a core strategy of ADB’s work as it is the poor that are most severely affected. Environmental damage and resource depletion are already impeding the region’s development and reducing the quality of life.
ADB is active in creating the framework for the private sector to be involved in investing in new projects that underpin development and improve the lives of the 1.7 billion people in the region who live on less than $2 a day.
The Procurement function deals specifically with the financing of developmental project within the Asia region, key areas being Transport, Energy and Urban Services. The intent is to create Procurement as a specialised function within ADB with specific emphasis on growing expertise in the aforementioned sectors. Changes are currently being drafted to the policy framework making a significant departure to previous business activities as the function seeks to create greater efficiencies and speed in the delivery of projects which will be delivered through a framework of Public/Private Partnerships.The intent is to re-distribute their portfolio of approx. 8000 projects to smaller contracts with absorbed risk.
Provide assistance, technical guidance and capacity development to
- ensure compliance with ADB’s procurement (goods, works, and consulting services) policies and procedures;
- support improvements in the implementation performance of ADB portfolio of loans, grants, and technical assistance (TA); and
- in the establishment, harmonization and improvement of procurement policies and procedures, consistent with effective project management for ADB projects. Work within general policies, principles and goals, working directly with clients. Carry out country, sector and/or project level procurement risk assessments and develop risk mitigation plans, including policy and regulatory recommendations, to address identified risks.
a. Procurement/Consulting Services Advice
- Review borrowers’ procurement actions and submissions for engaging consultants under ADB loans.
- Provide technical guidance and advice as appropriate in accordance with ADB procurement policies and procedures.
- Carry out country, sector and/or project level procurement risk assessments and develop risk mitigation plans, including policy and regulatory recommendations, to address identified risks.
- Act as the Secretary of the Procurement Committee, if assigned. (L5)
- Act as unit coordinator for an OSFMD Regional Department Unit, if assigned. (L5)
b. Project Management Support
- Participate and provide analytical support in the design, processing, administration, and evaluation of loan and TA (technical assistance) projects with emphasis on procurement and contract management.
- Support and work with Operations Services and Financial Management Department (OSFMD), Regional Departments, and developing member countries in developing, refining and monitoring country, sector and project performance indicators to promote project quality and improve portfolio performance.
- Support actively Regional Departments during processing and administration missions and provide quality input as required in the relevant Board documents.
- Negotiate TA contracts with consultants.
- Process and administer TA projects associated with procurement, project administration and country procurement systems.
- Provide technical guidance and advice for developing project processing and administration systems.
- Chair Consultant Selection Committee meetings to shortlist consultants and evaluate their proposals.
c. Policy/Procedure Setting and Improvement
- Formulate procurement policy and procedures, and project administration instructions.
- Coordinate the harmonization of procurement policy with other development agencies.
- Lead projects/assignments involving moderate to high levels of risk with many variables, requiring constant review of deliverables and process, and multi-discipline including those outside of own field of expertise.
- Perform work independently in own field of specialization, equipped with knowledge and experience of multiple disciplines.
d. Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Development
- Deliver tailored training to ADB and executing agency staff to develop skills in procurement, consulting services, and project administration in accordance with ADB policies and guidelines.
- Deliver Business Opportunities Seminars
- Propose and participate actively in various initiatives leading to improving OSFMD’s quality of service provided to Regional Departments
e. Staff Supervision
- Provide leadership and support to reporting staff.
- Supervise the performance of reporting staff, providing clear direction and regular monitoring and feedback on performance.
- Ensure the on-going learning and development of reporting staff.
Required Experience and Qualifications:
Master's degree, or equivalent, in Engineering, Law, Business Administration, Public Procurement, or other related fields. University degree in Engineering, Law, Business Administration, Public Procurement, Public Policy, or other related fields combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s, may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree
- At least 10 years' relevant experience in procurement, project management or other related area
- Work experience in public/private infrastructure (transport, energy, water sectors) projects or in a law firm is a strong advantage
- Preferably (but not necessarily) in an International Org, e.g. MDM, OECD, UN agencies and similar international experience working in several countries
- Significant expertise within a specific area or breadth across multiple areas with in depth knowledge within one area
- Credible expert in field of expertise with recognized ability to lead projects and to share relevant knowledge to benefit the broader ADB community.
People and leadership skills
- When required, able to act as a mission leader / team lead, exercising supervision coordination, and planning responsibilities over the assigned team, with oversight from the Director or a more senior team leader
- Act as a mentor to more junior team members, providing guidance on projects and processing of loans/technical assistance
- Act as a coach to develop the capabilities/potential of more junior colleagues
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Application of Technical Knowledge and Skills
- Provides supervision to others in completing their technical tasks
- Called upon for advice and guidance based on expertise gained by working in different countries and organizations
- Contributes advanced knowledge and expertise to different parts of the Department
- Proposes effective services and solutions to staff beyond presenting issues and past challenges
- Assists colleagues adapt to the cultural and business norms of diverse clients and country situations
- Gains respect for the breadth and depth of expertise demonstrated in effectively managing diverse clients and country situations
- Called upon to resolve client situations that may impact their long-term ADB relationship
Achieving Results and Problem Solving
- Resolves situations where client needs are not being met
- Shares past experiences from different projects, organizations, and countries to help achieve quality results
- Ensures that thorough analysis includes current and relevant factors from different countries and contexts
- Sought out for guidance and experience in overcoming the most challenging situations
- Draws on long-term relationships with stakeholders to help plan for and achieve results
- Addresses team members not contributing to required standards
- Commits to delivering timely and high quality work to assist in the team’s success
- Develops and maintains good internal and external peer and senior level relationships
- Helps teams understand common features to build rapport and overcome challenges
Communication and Knowledge Sharing
- Provides stakeholders with the level and quality of information required to achieve outcomes
- Encourages others to seek long-term solutions to address feedback opposed to focusing on immediate concerns or reactions
- Uses breath of multi-country and multi-client knowledge to equip clients and staff for more effective outcomes
- Designs and implements project and program knowledge and services
Innovation and Change
- Consistently seeks more effective and practical ways for the Departmental delivery of services, products, and processes
- Proposes new ways to improve the quality and relevance of products and services
- Includes the core benefits and reasons for change when developing comprehensive change roll out plans
- Influences and persuades decision makers by presenting business cases supporting the proposed changes
The position reports to the Director, OSP1/2.
The following staff positions may be supervised by the incumbent:
- Administrative Staff
- National Staff
** In order to be eligible to apply for this position a candidate needs to hail from a Regional and Non-regional member country.
How to Apply
If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward a copy of your CV and a supporting letter in Microsoft Word format, along with any relevant documentation to Ms. Peeui Sangalang at email@example.com. All information will be in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service. We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.
Team Administrator - Ireland
SRI Executive is a focused global Executive Search practice, specialising in the Not for Profit, Life Science, Consumer, and Academia sectors. Established in 1997, SRI Executive Search provides comprehensive people solutions to business related opportunities and challenges.
Our team is a mixture of ex board members of blue chip multinationals and specialised personnel who have worked in both private and public-sector environments.
SRI Executive’s main research team is based in the Dublin HQ and we are also located in the UK, USA, France, Czech Republic (and Eastern Europe), Singapore, Malaysia (and South-East Asia), Philippines, Indonesia, China, Kenya (and Sub Saharan Africa).
We are currently seeking a dynamic and experienced Team Administrator to join our team in Dublin.
This is a fulltime permanent position requiring comprehensive secretarial and administrative support service. Prioritising, multi-tasking and maintaining a high level of confidentiality on all matters is essential. As you will be working with a team of consultants based in different time zones, strong organisational and time management skills are a pre-requisite.
Tasks & Responsibilities
- Extensive diary management for the Dublin Team
- Schedule and attend meetings, create agendas and take minutes - shorthand may be required
- Daily administration support to both management & staff in the Dublin office including printing, binding & PowerPoint presentations
- Organise travel arrangements such as Flights, hotels & Taxis for all employees in the company & external contacts
- Report writing, grammar and communication checks in a highly confidential environment
- Managing projects and other ad hoc duties ensuring that deadlines are met and delivered
- Provide financial assistance including general banking, foreign currency & completing data report analysis on credit card spending
- Be the first point of contact in the Dublin office, phone and all internet enquires.
- Setting up of both Boardrooms for all daily meetings
- Booking Taxis, meal reservations, post & dealing with courier requests weekly
- Office Maintenance including Lights, Heating, Furniture, Kitchen/Cleaning Supplies, Stationary Order & Stock Management
- Work with the consultant team on arranging advertising for our current clients
- Proactively manage monthly social events for employees such as staff nights out, roundtable lunches, Summer BBQ’s & Christmas parties.
You will need to have
- Strong organisational skills
- Presentation skills and attention to detail
- The ability to plan your own work, work on your own initiative and meet deadlines
- The ability to manage pressure and conflicting demands and prioritise tasks and workload
- The ability to accept and understand instructions
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Tact, discretion and respect for confidentiality
- Dealing with key clients in a professional manner
- A pleasant, confident telephone manner
- Team working ability
- Reliability and honesty
- Project-management skills
- A foreign language is desirable
- A working week is Monday to Friday 08:30 – 17:30 (37.5 Hour)
Director, Human Resources - United States
SRI Executive has been retained by UN Women to conduct a search for a suitably qualified individual to undertake the position of Director of Human Resources.
About UN Women
UN Women is the global champion for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential. We are trusted partners for advocates and decision-makers from all walks of life, and a leader in the effort to achieve gender equality.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment:
- Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)
- International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)
- Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI)
- United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
- The main roles of UN Women are:
- To support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms.
- To help Member States to implement these standards, standing ready to provide suitable technical and financial support to those countries that request it, and to forge effective partnerships with civil society.
- To lead and coordinate the UN system’s work on gender equality as well as promote accountability, including through regular monitoring of system-wide progress.
UN Women is currently seeking a strategic and dynamic Director of Human Resources to lead their Human Resources Management Section. This department directs and supports the delivery of responsive and quality human resource management services, ensuring integration and synergy in the development of a comprehensive human resources management framework. It leads and facilitates organizational change and development and advises the organization on strategies to attract, retain, develop and motivate human talent across the range of specialized occupations critical to the delivery of UN Women's mandate through the following sub-areas:
- HR Strategy and Policy
- Organizational Design and Change Management
- Recruitment and Staffing
- Learning and Talent Management
- Performance Management
- Workforce Management
The incumbent is expected to direct and manage the Human Resources (HR) function, including the development and implementation of the overall corporate human resources strategy, and ensuring its alignment with the vision and goals of the organization.
The successful candidate will provide leadership and strategic direction on HR issues and ensure best-practice delivery of human resources services. Specifically, s/he will lead and manage a HR team responsible for strategy and service delivery in the specialized areas of HR Planning, Organizational Design and Job Classification, Policy Development and Interpretation, Recruitment, Talent Management and Staff Development, Contracts and Entitlements and Staff Wellness.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The selected candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:
Summary of key functions:
- Strategy and policy conceptualization and development within an established HR framework.
- Planning and forecasting HR needs and anticipating new issues.
- Oversight and management of all HRM functions from organizational design to staff well-being.
- Effective delivery of integrated HR services within the organization.
- Lead and manage the HR team for high quality outputs and results in support of the organisation.
- Promote and facilitate change management within the organisation.
- Knowledge Management and System Partnership on HRM.
- Within the organisation’s HR framework ensure the articulation of HR strategies, policies, procedures and systems linked to the strategic objectives of the organisation. Lead and guide the adaption of existing organisation policies or the development and implementation of new HR strategies, policies, and programs to address emerging organizational needs and initiatives including work-life balance, achievement of diversity targets, rewards and recognition, field conditions of service and fair compensation and benefits.
- Work closely with senior management and line managers to ensure that organizational changes in support of strategic realignment programs are properly designed, planned and implemented. Serve as a strategic partner to management by providing direction and guidance on human resource and organizational development matters, including the promotion of innovative HR solutions to achieve strategic goals.
- Promote synergies and linkages across the organisation and with external stakeholders to drive organizational change through creative HR planning, development, and management. Support and encourage staff engagement towards change and reform, and engage and empower line managers to embrace change.
- Plan and oversee the Section’s work in all areas of HRM to ensure effective delivery of HR Section Annual Work Plan. Lead the Section with professional competence, effectiveness, efficiency and innovation. Monitor and evaluate the Section’s performance and the implementation of all HR staff work plans. Foster teamwork and collaboration between staff in the Section.
- Ensure the delivery of quality HR support services to all staff in the organisation by developing a collaborative partnership with managers and individual staff members.
- Ensure consistent transparent application of HR strategies, policies and practices in headquarters and field. Leverage technology to ensure the effective delivery of human resource services.
- Promote a dynamic high performance culture among all staff based on the organisation’s values and competencies, and develop methods to enhance staff engagement.
- Promote effective communication and facilitate open and transparent Staff /Management consultative processes. Negotiate and seek consensus on HR matters; hold regular consultations with elected staff representatives; and, chair / participate in joint advisory bodies and committees.
- Represent the Organization in external meetings and negotiations on HR policy questions and promote the Organization's HR strategies and policies within the inter-agency system. Develop and share knowledge of emerging and best practices in the HR field, global HR topics and trends and common system HR initiatives.
Required Experience and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will hold an advanced university degree in Human Resources, Business or Public Administration or Management, law, social sciences or a related field.
- At least 15 years progressively responsible experience in human resources management including considerable experience at a senior level in the public or private sector or in an international organization.
- Demonstrated professional competence in organizational development and change management and ability to lead in a fast-changing environment.
- Knowledge of the conditions of service of international organizations development will be considered an asset.
Terms of Appointment
This is a full-time position with the successful candidate being contracted on a yearly basis with the possibility of renewal. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A pension plan, life and medical insurances are included in the benefits package.
Key Steps in the Selection Process
If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward a copy of your CV and a supporting letter in Microsoft Word format, along with any relevant documentation to Catherine Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm GMT, April 26 2017. All information will be in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service. We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.