• Job Opportunities at International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR)

  • Posted on: 28 November, 2016 Deadline: 5 December, 2016
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  • The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) is an inter-governmental organization composed of 12 Member States (MSs) from the Great Lakes Region that was set up in 2006 with the assistance of the African Union (AU), United Nations (UN) and bilateral donors. The ICGLR aims to implement the Pact on Security, Stability and Development(Pact) which sets an ambitious agenda “to transform the region into a space of sustainable peace and security for peoples of the region, political and social stability, shared growth and development, a space of cooperation based on convergent strategies and policies driven by a common destiny”. Key sectors of the PACT include: (i) peace and security; (ii) democracy and good governance; (iii) economic development and regional integration; (iv) humanitarian and social issues and (v) cross-cutting issues including gender, environment, human rights, HIV/AIDS and human settlements.

     

    Director

     

    Basic Function

    Under the immediate supervision of the RMYF Executive Committee, the Director has the primary responsibility of providing successful leadership and management of the RMYF Secretariat according to the strategic and operational plans

    Specifically, the Director shall do the following:

    Strategic Programme Development

    • Lead the formulation, planning and preparation of the RMYF strategic plan;
    • Manage and ensure the completion of result based programmes and projects;
    • Develop the RMYF annual work plans in collaboration and discussion with the team;
    • Lead and manage RMYF budget preparation and submission processes to ensure budget proposals are presented and submitted in a timely manner;
    • Monitor utilisation of the RMYF approved funds;
    • Lead and manage the preparation of the RMYF reports and ensure timely submission;
    • Plan and manage monitoring and evaluation programme, evaluate results and take appropriate action

    Strategic Partnership and Resource Mobilisation

    • Plan and oversee fundraising activities;
    • Maintain active relationships and partnerships with potential development partners.

    Human resource and management

    • Identify ,and use in collaboration with Programme Coordinators best management practices;
    • Implement a performance management process
    • Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices;

    Core attributes

    • Ethics and Values;
    • Creativity;
    • Organisational Awareness;
    • Teamwork;  Adaptability;
    • Effective Communication;
    • Appropriate Decision Making;
    • Conflict Management.

    Required skills

    • Leadership and Management Skills;
    • Financial and Human Resource Management Skills;
    • Project management Skills;
    • Computer Literacy;
    • Ability to build and maintain Relationships and Partnerships;
    • Ability to analyse and interpret governmental and organisational rules and regulations.

    Experience

    • A minimum of three years’ experience in management and youth development.

    Education Qualification

    • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, International Relations and/ or Business related field.

    Language

    • Ability to work in the English and French languages, with written and spoken command of the two languages; knowledge of Portuguese, Arabic and/ Kiswahili would be an added advantage.

    Application Procedure

    • The application should be accompanied by a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae and copies of academic and professional qualifications with three traceable referees including contact details;
    • Applicants must be citizen of the Great Lakes Region and aged 35 years and below.

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    Finance and Administration Officer

     

    Basic Function

    Under the immediate supervision of and reporting to the Director, the Finance and Administration Officer has the primary responsibility of managing the implementation of management rules, regulations, systems and procedures of Financial and Human Resources.

    Specifically, the Finance and Administration Officer shall do the following:

    • Manage the RMYF Secretariat Finance and Administration Department;
    • Develop and execute the RMYF Secretariat budget;
    • Provide oversight of financial and administrative operations for the RMYF Secretariat;
    • Develop RMYF Secretariat financial and administrative systems;
    • Facilitate preparation for and execution of external audits;
    • Ensures compliance with government and industry audit practices and requirements;
    • Ensure regular follow-up and control of budget allocations;
    • Prepare and execute payroll, and submit statutory payments to the relevant authorities;
    • Prepare financial management reports;
    • Manage the RMYF Secretariat human resource;
    • Advise management on policy and human resources issues;
    • Any other assignment or task as given by the Supervisor from time to time.

    Core attributes

    • Practical application of financial systems;
    • Knowledge of budgeting and budget oversight;
    • Accounting principles;
    • Effective Communication;
    • Creativity;
    • Teamwork;
    • Adaptability;
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
    • Appropriate Decision Making;
    • Conflict Management.

    Required Skills

    • Leadership and Management Skills;
    • Financial and Human Resource Management Skills;
    • Budgeting Skills;
    • Audit Skills;
    • Good Interpersonal Skills,
    • Fundraising Skills;
    • Computer Literacy;
    • Ability to analyse and interpret governmental and organisational rules and regulations.

    Experience

    • A minimum of three two years’ experience in a similar position.

    Education Qualification

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, accounting, Business Administration and/ or related field.

    Language

    • Ability to work in the English and French languages, with written and spoken command of the two languages; knowledge of Portuguese, Arabic and/ Kiswahili would be an added advantage.

    Application Procedure

    • The application should be accompanied by a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae and copies of academic and professional qualifications with three traceable referees including contact details;
    • Applicants must be Kenyan citizens aged 35 years and below

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    Programme Coordinator-Employment, Trade and Entrepreneurship

     

    Basic Function

    Under the immediate supervision of the Director, the Programme Coordinator-Employment, Trade and Entrepreneurship has the primary responsibility of managing the implementation of the RMYF Secretariat priorities and interests especially on youth employment, trade and entrepreneurship.

    Specifically, the Programme Coordinator-Employment, Trade and Entrepreneurship shall do the following:

    • Develop annual operational work plan for the programme;
    • Provide guidance on programme planning, design and implementation;
    • Develop and design youth entrepreneurship and employability strategies;
    • Develop and promote activities that support indigenous innovation of technologies and business models to address youth unemployment in ICGLR Member States;
    • Guide the implementation of ICGRL Protocols and youth unemployment policy, and other Regional and International instruments on employment, trade and entrepreneurship;
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with a cross-section of youth organisations and groups within the ICGLR Member States to promote youth employment, trade and entrepreneurship;
    • Monitor and analyse the programme/project environment and progress using applicable monitoring and evaluation and risk management tools and advising on timely adjustments and corrective measures as necessary;
    • Maintain partners and stakeholders to advocate, promote and advance RMYF Secretariat priorities and interests especially on employment, trade and entrepreneurship;
    • Identify partnership and resources mobilization opportunities in collaboration with the Office of the Administrator;
    • Prepare project proposals for funding;

    Core attributes

    • Ethics and Values;
    • Creativity;
    • Organisational Awareness;
    • Teamwork;
    • Adaptability;
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
    • Appropriate Decision Making;
    • Conflict Management.

    Required skills

    • Leadership and Management Skills;
    • Financial and Human Resource Management Skills;
    • Project management Skills;
    • Effective Communication;
    • Computer Literacy;
    • Ability to build and maintain Relationships and Partnerships,
    • Fundraising Skills;
    • Ability to analyse and interpret governmental and organisational rules and regulations.

    Experience

    • A minimum of three years’ experience in a similar position.

    Education Qualification

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant academic discipline, preferably in International Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Commerce, Economics or Finance.

    Language

    • Ability to work in the English and French languages, with written and spoken command of the two languages; knowledge of Portuguese, Arabic and/ Kiswahili would be an added advantage.

    Application Procedure

    • The application should be accompanied by a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae and copies of academic and professional qualifications with three traceable referees including contact details;
    • Applicants must be citizen of the Great Lakes Region and aged 35 years and below.

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    Programme Coordinator-Peace, Security and Good Governance

     

    Basic Function

    Under the immediate supervision of the Director, the Programme Coordinator-Peace, Security and Good Governance has the primary responsibility of managing the implementation of the RMYF Secretariat priorities and interests especially on youth involvement in the promotion of peace, security and good governance.

    Specifically, the Programme Coordinator-Peace, Security and Good Governance shall do the following:

    • Develop annual work plan for the programme;
    • Provide guidance on programme planning, design and implementation;
    • Develop and design strategies on youth involvement in peace initiatives and decision making processes;
    • Guide the implementation of ICGRL Protocols and other Regional and International instruments on Peace, Security, Democracy and Good Governance;
    • Monitor and analyse the programme/project environment and progress using applicable monitoring, evaluation and risk management tools and advising on timely adjustments and corrective measures as necessary;
    • Maintain partners and stakeholders to advocate, promote and advance RMYF Secretariat priorities and interests especially on peace, security and good governance;
    • Identify partnership and resources’ mobilisation opportunities in collaboration with the Office of the Administrator;
    • Prepare project proposals for funding

    Core attributes

    • Ethics and Values;
    • Creativity;
    • Organisational Awareness;
    • Teamwork;
    • Adaptability;
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
    • Appropriate Decision Making;
    • Conflict Management.

    Required skills

    • Leadership and Management Skills;
    • Financial and Human Resource Management Skills;
    • Project management Skills;
    • Effective communication;
    • Ability to build and maintain Relationships and Partnerships,
    • Fundraising Skills;
    • Computer Literacy;
    • Ability to analyse and interpret governmental and organisational rules and regulations.

    Experience

    • A minimum of three years experience in a similar position.

    Education Qualification

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant academic discipline, preferably International Relations, Human Rights, Law, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Development Studies, Project Management.

    Language

    • Ability to work in the English and French languages, with written and spoken command of the two languages; knowledge of Portuguese, Arabic and/ Kiswahili would be an added advantage.

    Application Procedure

    • The application should be accompanied by a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae and copies of academic and professional qualifications with three traceable referees including contact details;
    • Applicants must be citizen of the Great Lakes Region and aged 35 years and below.

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    Programme Coordinator-Sustainable Growth and Social Development

     

    Basic Function

    Under the immediate supervision of the Director, the Programme Coordinator-Sustainable Growth and Social Development has the primary responsibility of managing the implementation of the RMYF Secretariat priorities and interests especially on youth involvement in sustainable growth and social development.

    Specifically, the Coordinator-Sustainable Growth and Social Development shall do the following:

    • Develop annual work plan for the programme;
    • Provide guidance on programme planning, design and implementation;
    • Develop regional engagement and outreach strategies on youth policy related issues;
    • Guide the implementation of ICGRL protocols and youth unemployment policy, and other Regional and International instruments on Social Development ;
    • Monitor and analyse the programme/project environment and progress using applicable monitoring and evaluation and risk management tools and advising on timely adjustments and corrective measures as necessary;
    • Maintain partners and stakeholders to advocate, promote and advance RMYF Secretariat priorities and interests especially on sustainable growth and social development;
    • Identify partnership and resources mobilisation opportunities in collaboration with the Office of the Administrator;
    • Prepare project proposals for funding.

    Core attributes

    Ethics and Values;

    Creativity;

    Organisational Awareness;

    Teamwork;

    Adaptability;

    Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;

    Appropriate Decision Making;

    Conflict Management.

    Required skills

    Leadership and Management Skills;

    Financial and Human Resource Management Skills;

    Project management Skills;

    Effective communication;

    Computer Literacy;

    Ability to build and maintain Relationships and Partnerships,

    Fundraising Skills;

    Ability to analyse and interpret governmental and organisational rules and regulations.

    Experience

    • A minimum of three years’ experience in a similar position.

    Education Qualification

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant academic discipline, preferably Social Work, Community Development, and Development Studies, Project Management.

    Language

    • Ability to work in the English and French languages, with written and spoken command of the two languages; knowledge of Portuguese, Arabic and/ Kiswahili would be an added advantage.

    Application Procedure

    • The application should be accompanied by a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae and copies of academic and professional qualifications with three traceable referees including contact details;
    • Applicants must be citizen of the Great Lakes Region and aged 35 years and below

    Method of Application

    If you are interested, please send your motivation letter, detailed CV and academic certificate to:

    The Executive Secretary

    ICGLR, Po Box 7076

    38 Boulevard du Japon or via e mail not later than December 5th, 2016 at 16:00 hours Bujumbura time

    E-mail: jobs@icglr.org

    Copy: musondar.simukoko@icglr.org

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