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- 04/03/18--08:12: Iraq: Food security and Livelihood Project Manager– Kurdistan / Iraq
- She/he ensures the proper implementation, supervision, monitoring, reporting of the project titled « Improve vulnerable and conflict-affected breeder households’ resilience in Tilkaif district, Ninewa Governorate, Iraq ».
- She/he makes sure that logistical, administrative and financial procedures linked to the program implementation are established and alerts her/his superiors if gaps are observed in order that corrective action may be taken.
- She/he participates in budget follow-up meetings, monitors the efficiency in the implementation of the projects (adequacy between means and resources allocated) and informs the superior in case of gap.
- She/he assists the logistics department in the preparation of the procurement plan at the beginning of the project and follows the procurement process
- She/he prepares and monitors the cash forecast related to the project in collaboration with TGH Erbil administrative department.
- She/he participates in weekly internal coordination meetings and communicates regularly with the Head of Mission.
- She/he communicates with the technical referent at headquarters level on the project evolution, the technical problems faced, the potential risks and proposes solutions.
- She/he contributes to the Internal Coordination Report writing the part dedicated to the project.
- She/he is involved in providing relevant communication on the project (pictures, video, success stories etc.)
- Recruitment of the team involved in the project
- She/he represents the association as required with donors, partners, local authorities (DoEs, Muktars, Mayors etc.) and stakeholders involved in the implementation of the project.
- She/he especially maintains good relationship with other UN and NGO actors.
- She/he participates to FSL cluster meeting
- She/he drafts reports on CIAA activities (as required).
- She/he contributes to efforts aimed at ensuring compliance with safety rules at the site, and transmits all information relating to safety concerns to her/his line manager.
- She / he strictly follow movement instruction from HoM and coordinates accordingly the project team
- She/he participates/organises needs assessments according to the needs and mission strategy discussed with headquarters
- She/he contributes to the development of new interventions based on identified needs, especially linked to the sectors and areas of the projects she/he is coordinating (livelihood, livestock, cash-based interventions, capacity building of University of Dohuk, etc.).
- She/he analyzes, collects relevant information linked to the FSL situation in the country and identifies key trends in collaboration with her/his colleagues and headquarters.
- She/he meets with potential local partners (NGOs).
- 04/25/18--08:36: Kenya: Consultant - Postharvest
- Small-scale individual household storage usually 4 to 10 tonne capacity, relies on managing ambient conditions to improve storage conditions giving moderate control of temperature and relative humidity;
- Ambient storage, normally 50 to 100 tonne capacity, relies on managing ambient conditions to improve storage conditions giving moderate control of temperature and relative humidity;
- Cold storage, 500 to 1000 tonne capacity, using power to maintain temperature and relative humidity at a pre-determined level.
- Economic feasibility and profit margins at specific time intervals of storage, identifying the assumptions and risks;
- Management models for ambient and cold stores considering group dynamics, differing types of storage services (i.e. warehouse receipts, farmer sells to cooperative who then manages sales and risks), and distribution and utilization of storage returns;
- Feasibility of household and ambient storage for storing marketable quantities of potato considering that a 50 tonne storage unit is sufficient for 2 ha of potato production.
- MSc or PhD in agricultural economics, postharvest or related sciences;
- In depth knowledge of the technical and economic aspects of postharvest storage including ambient and cold storage;
- Proven experience conducting storage feasibility studies and completing the accompanying report;
- Excellent writing and communication skills.
Organization: Triangle Génération Humanitaire
Closing date: 27 Apr 2018
Duration: 6 months, from May 2018
Conditions: Salaried contract, gross monthly salary from €1550 to €2100 depending on experience, monthly per diem 650$, medical coverage of 100% + repatriation insurance + provident fund, accommodation, international and local transportation as part of the mission, break every 3 months. More information on www.trianglegh.org, under "Participate". *
Presentation of TGH
"Actor in a sustainable and shared solidarity"
Founded in 1994 from the desire to develop a cross-disciplinary and sustainable expertise, TGH is an International Solidarity Organization designing and implementing emergency, post-emergency and development programs in collaboration with national and international partners (local CBOs, line ministries) through the identification and mobilization of local skills and resources.
Its action is based on a professional and highly interactive operating mode including several areas of expertise within a comprehensive approach: the programs fall within the fields of water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH), civil engineering (Shelter), food security, rural development (Livelihood), socio-educational and psychosocial (protection). In 2016, its committed teams operated in 11 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Presentation of the mission
TGH worked in Kurdistan from 1995 to 1999 in the education and agriculture sectors to support refugees from Turkey. In 2013, TGH reopened a mission in Kurdistan and conducted several projects in Erbil: WASH in schools, Winterization distribution, Education and psychosocial support. Since 2016, TGH has deployed an emergency response supporting Iraqi IDPs in three camps of Ninewa Governorate (Salamiya 1, Khazer M1 and Nimrud camps) with child protection services. Alongside, TGH is also developing Child Protection and Education in Emergency interventions in returnee villages of Hamdaniya district (Nimrod and Bashiqa sub-districts). . The organization has also been conducting and livelihood activities towards vulnerable returnee households in rural Tel Afar districts, and is today launching a new livelihood project in Tilkaif district. TGH has a sub-office in Nimrud village (Hamdaniya district) for camps and villages operations. More recently, TGH opened a sub-office in Baghdad; and is currently opening one as well in Mosul which will be dedicated to the Mosul / Hamdaniya operations and develop further project in Federal Iraq.
Presentation of the project to support and enhance the resilience of the most vulnerable farmers of Tilkaif sub-District, Ninewa Governorate
The objective of the program funded by CIAA is to implement activities related to livestock and breeding activities in term of animal health. The main activity of this program is the running of a mobile veterinary clinic.
She / He ensures, under the responsibility of the Head of Mission, the good implementation of the activities during the project implementation and is involved in external coordination.
The main responsibilities include:
Logistics and administration
Representation and external coordination
Security, working and living conditions
Despite the unstable political context in Iraq and KRI, the KRI region is generally safe and current TGH areas of operation in Federal Iraq are considered safe.
Erbil city is safe, and there are no restrictions of movement within the city. Much entertainment is available such as restaurants, sport centres, parks, supermarkets, cinema etc. Trips to the countryside are possible at weekends with prior validation by HoM. Security rules may be revised according to the evolution of the context.
Working and living conditions in Erbil are good. Communication means are satisfying (efficient internet, international phones). The office is separated from the guesthouses. Individual rooms are available for each expatriate.
Operations in Dohuk, Suleymaniya are subject to the same security condition as for Erbil. Nimrud sub-office is safe and overnight stays are allowed upon agreement of HoM.
Regular field visits to Mosul and Baghdad are expected for follow-up of office opening and Iraq registration. Security conditions are different from those applied in KRI, and trips must be planned in coordination with HoM.
How to apply:
Applicants are invited to send a resume + a cover letter by mail to the following e-mail address: email@example.com for the attention of Laure Maynard, Human Resources Officer.
Organization: International Potato Center
Closing date: 04 May 2018
The International Potato Center (CIP) leads the roots crops component under the Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) program with financial support from Feed the Future (FtF) of the United State of America International Development (USAID). Under the roots crops component, interventions to develop potato value chain aim to improve market linkages through supporting cooperative development and farmers to improve production and quality. Postharvest storage is key to developing sustainable and consistent markets by enabling cooperatives and their farming members to supply potato over long periods of time avoiding harvest gluts and market scarcities.
The Assignment: Working in close collaboration with county governments, CIP supports potato marketing cooperatives to develop into functioning businesses through collective marketing of members’ potatoes. Postharvest storage presumably improves market access and profits by consistently providing markets with potato regardless of harvest gluts and scarcities, and taking advantage of higher prices during scarcities. However, the socio-economic feasibility of varying types of storage units is not clear. Thus, under AVCD, CIP is seeking a consultant to assess socio-economic feasibility of differing types of storage units targeting differing profiles of user:
The Consultant will be responsible is to assess the economics of each storage type addressing all costs associated with each storage type, including direct costs and indirect costs, such as potential loss of stored commodity.
Considering each storage type, the study is to elaborate on:
The successful Consultant will have:
Conditions: The employment contract will be for one month to complete the study. While this is largely a desk assignment, some field travel within Kenya may be required.
How to apply:
Applicants should apply through CIP’s Job Opportunities website (http://cipotato.org/open-vacancies/), including a 1-page cover letter summarizing their relevance to this position and a bid as outlined below. Deadline to apply is 4th May, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Applicant is to submit a CV clearly demonstrating experience in socio-economics of ambient (off the grid) and cold (on the grid) postharvest storage at varying scales of perishable commodities and storage management models. The bid is also to indicate the daily rate to conduct any necessary field travel and prepare the report.
CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). CIP also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site athttp://www.cipotato.org
CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals are particularly encouraged to apply