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Reports to: Regional Director East Africa and Steering Committee Consortium
Period: 1/1/2021- 1/1/2026, starting with one-year contract.
Scope: Global; Africa, Middle East, Latin-America
The program will be implemented in nine countries in Africa, the Middle East and Central America. The We Lead consortium consists of six civil society organizations (Positive Vibes, Restless Development, Marsa, FEMNET, the Central American Women’s Fund, Hivos) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Hivos is the lead party.
Pending approval, the program starts January 1st, 2021. The program is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under the SRHR Partnership Fund, which is part of the Strengthening Civil Society subsidy framework. The five-year program has a budget of EUR 40, 7 million.
The program manager leads and guides We Lead strategically and operationally. She/he/they is responsible for the delivery and quality of the program results, for sound financial management, human resources and accountable to uphold We Lead values and principles. In brief, she/he/they leads the development and implementation of comprehensive program management process at strategic and operational levels. The PM is the account manager for the donor and other key stakeholders and represents the program on all levels with regard to the results in policy, advocacy, expertise & learning, both internally and externally. The PM reports to the Steering Committee composed of the directors or their representatives of the consortium partners and is managed by the Regional Director of Hivos East Africa.
We particularly welcome applications from women and/or persons that belongs to one of the rights holder groups. We offer a contract based on Hivos East Africa local labor conditions, with a remuneration commensurate with the experience and expertise requested.
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted
The five-year strategic objective of the Amplifying Voices for Just Climate Action (AVJCA) program is “By 2025, local civil society groups have claimed a central role as empowered innovators, facilitators and advocates of climate solutions”.
Our program is about climate justice i.e. climate change is not only an environmental problem to be addressed but also a societal challenge with ethical and human rights aspects. Hence our intention is to build wide societal support for locally shaped climate solutions through an inclusive and rights-based approach. This includes building a broad-based climate alliance at country level, bridging divides (urban-rural, gender, youth), that amplifies voices in new, unusual ways. In addition, we will influence national and global policies and financial flows in support of these locally shaped solutions. The program will be implemented by an alliance of 6 organizations: WWF Netherlands, Hivos, SouthSouthNorth, Akina Mama wa Afrika, Shack Dwellers International and Fundación Avina. During the 5 years’ program period the alliance aims to increase ownership of the program by local CSOs. The program is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the “Power of Voices” framework.
In general terms, the Innovation Officers (IO) in Hivos enhances social innovation capacity and performance. An IO, working in close partnership with primary process professionals, creates, explores, tests, assesses and improves the application of relevant social and other innovation methodologies and products which can be directly applied in the primary processes. Proven concepts and solutions are made accessible to the external community of social innovation practitioners. The IO focuses on the driving force in Hivos primary processes: making social innovations more sustainable (in the projects). He works in close partnership the DMEL position that provides the evidence for knowledge and innovation development.
The IO supports the AVJCA alliance to enhance social innovation within this program. He/she/they will work closely with the PMEL team to include innovation in learning and adaptive management. The IO will share methodologies and approaches for social innovation with the alliance members including with the national teams. This information needs to help the teams to broaden their scope and include new, more impactful approaches. The IO will organize webinars, learning events etcetera to enable alliance members and partners to share their experience with innovation and successful models to improve the program. The IO develops the best instrument for the AVJCA program being e.g. an innovation lab, specific projects or series of learning events etc. The IO will ensure that the AVJCA will be informed on possible networks, approaches and methods used inside and outside Hivos that can strengthen the program. The IO will reach out to external stakeholders to inform and engage them in the AVJCA program and Hivos’ work on innovation in this field. The IO will closely relate with the Hivos colleagues working in AVJCA and make cross linkages with other programs within Hivos that are relevant for the AVJCA work to establish a Hivos learning agenda. Collects and document evidence-based social innovation and innovation methods within the AVJCA.
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