Consultant Contractual Jobs at World Health Organization, UNITED NATIONS, Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund and Translators without Borders

Deadline of this Job: 22 December 2022

Purpose of consultancy
The consultant will advise on internal Information Technology (IT) policy research, development, drafting, and review; in addition to focus on the activities of the Project Management Office (PMO) Governance (GOV) and Change, Communications, & User Experience (CCX) teams in IMT.

Output 1: Facilitate & advise on internal IT policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Develop revised processes and procedures to improve existing processes in coordination with the GOV team.
• Develop project plan with tasks, critical paths, and policy timelines.
• Assist the responsible officer to prepare drafts and updates.
• Advise on improvements to the policy review process.
• Follow up on policy activities.
• Collaborate with relevant stakeholders on changing priorities and requirements.
• Undertake research and analysis to keep management up to date on emerging policy trends and best practices.
• Consult with IT colleagues and partner organizations/agencies to gather and consolidate policy feedback.

Output 2: Advise and collaborate on Change.
• Assist responsible officer in gathering stakeholder and group information, plans, and tracking progress.
• Assist the responsible officer to prepare drafts and updates.
• Consolidate campaign plans, tasks, and critical paths.
• Adhere to and promote the use of standard IT PMO/GOV/CCX frameworks and templates.
• Ensure timeliness and quality of deliverables.
• Advise on project status.

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages.
Educational Qualifications:

• First-level university degree in Business Administration, International Relations, Project Management, Political Science or related discipline.
• Professional qualification or foundation certification in project and/or change management methodologies such as PMI, Prosci, Prince 2, Agile SCRUM, Lean, Six Sigma, or ITIL v4.

• At least three (3) years of relevant experience in writing, marketing, research, drafting documents, or communications.
• Demonstrated international experience.

• Experience in project estimation, establishment of tracking systems and improvement initiatives.
• Experience in working across multiple time zones without the need for face-to-face meetings.
• Experience with Change Management and an understanding of fundamental procurement principles.

• Proven skills in the areas of project support, planning and organizing.
• Attention to detail to continuously monitor progress actions and initiatives.
• Ability to adapt and manage deliverables and resources in a climate of change, and to effectively think and act quickly under pressure.
• Ability to effectively collaborate with teams in an international, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment separated by geographical locations and working in different time-zones.
• Ability to promote best practices, advise on improvements, independently perform research, and apply information from a broad range of sources.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to influence, negotiate, advocate, motivate, resolve conflict, and adapt relevant leadership styles to a variety of situations.
• Excellent oral and written communication.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Strong organizational, time management, and consultancy skills.
• Proactive, flexible, resourceful, and able to work independently.
• Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.), MS SharePoint & MS Visio, and ServiceNow Project and Portfolio Management.

Deadline of this Job: 13 January 2023


Within the delegated authority, the Political Affairs/Liaison Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Political Analysis and Advice
• Identify, analyze and monitor the implications of political developments, trends and emerging issues in the region, including activities of national stakeholders, and their impact on joint United Nations programmes in support of the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF); and
• Assess implications and make recommendations on possible policies, strategies and other measures to address issues of concern to advance mandated objectives.

Reporting and Information Management

• Prepare summary and analytical reports including, but not limited to, situation reports, briefing notes, options papers,
• code cables and input for the reports of the Secretary-General to the Security Council, General Assembly or other bodies; and
• Prepare contextual information materials, such as background notes, political profiles and databases of relevance to the assigned portfolio; Manage information to ensure its accessibility and utility.
• Selects, classifies and stores in databases information relating to assigned area.

Planning, Coordination and Facilitation
• Support the planning, coordination, facilitation and evaluation of the United Nations Regional Strategy and its Action Plan;
• Liaise with MONUSCO on the UN transition in the DRC;
• Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with Government representatives, Governor Institutions of the
• PSCF, civil society actors, the broader UN family, academic and research institutions, and other national and

international partners on information-sharing, policy and coordination matters;

• Consult and cooperate with partners to develop strategies and plans of action to address political challenges, in pursuit of shared objectives; Monitor, evaluate and report on mandate implementation; and
• Support preparations for official meetings, events, joint retreats and visits by the Special Envoy and the Chief of Staff, by drafting talking points and speeches for senior officials; Participate in field missions;
• Prepare written summaries of meetings/visits and assist with follow-up activities, as appropriate;
• Supports his/her supervisor in the formulation of the programme of work, budget and medium-term plans of the unit
• by participating in meetings, and compiling or researching issues related to the mission.

• Support mission planning and budgetary processes.
• Performs other related duties as required.


• Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
• Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
• Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

• Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in political science, international relations, law, public administration or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
• A minimum of five (05) years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, security, conflict resolution or related area is required.
• Experience in political analysis and advice is required.
• Experience working on peace and security issues in or on the regional context in the Great Lakes region of Africa, is required.
• Experience working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping and political missions or similar international organisation is desirable
• Experience with policy development and programme management and implementation is desirable.

• English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised fluency in English and French, (both oral and written) is required.

Deadline of this Job: 04 January 2023

The project seeks to 1) increase access to finance for women-owned/led companies and those creating economic opportunities for women; 2) increase access to business development services to support the growth of agribusiness that are beneficial to or led by women; and 3) address social norms through community-level and locally gender equality capacity building initiatives, advocacy and awareness campaigns and the recruitment of local champions. The project will support micro, start-up and growthlevel businesses through matching funding and technical assistance, and work to reduce systemic gender barriers to women’s economic empowerment at the grassroots level.

Purpose and deliverables of this Assignment
The purpose of the assignment is to provide specific technical, environmental, social, and cultural context to the AECF team drafting the IIW-Nigeria project implementation plan (PIP). The PIP is a formal administrative step required by GAC to ensure that the design of the initiative aligns with local realities. It is expected that tasks in this assignment will be based on a human-centred design approach, which includes a high-level market assessment, stakeholder engagement and a gender-based cross-sectoral and value chain analysis process. Assignment deliverables will contribute to the project design validation process to ensure it complies with the donor’s expectations for enhancing gender equality in agricultural value chains in Kano State Nigeria. Stakeholder consultation, gender analysis and market assessment will identify key environmental, and sociocultural issues as well as products and services with the highest potential of contributing to increased economic empowerment of women.
The assignment will be conducted in collaboration with members of the AECF team, both in headquarters in Nairobi and in Kano.

Scope of Work
The consultant will:

• Assess the status of access to finance by women and women-owned/led enterprises, women’s cooperatives and microfinance institutions in Kano and identify value chains and cross-sectoral relationships between value chains where women have the highest potential of participation, and where a market-based approach is possible and needed. This will be achieved through the review of existing research on access to finance in agricultural value chains in Kano State, Nigeria.
• Validate the findings of the consultation and analysis process that was carried out during proposal development. The validation will include consultation with the federal government, private sector players, female entrepreneurs, women’s cooperatives and business associations, and donors currently supporting women in the agricultural value chains in Kano State, Nigeria.
• Conduct overall market opportunity mapping and documentation of existing as well as potential agricultural value chains[1] in Kano State, Nigeria where the women have the measurable potential for profitability, growth, and decent employment. The assessment must take Global Affairs Canada’s GBA+[2] approach into account and identify at least 30 potential investees across all sectors and all categories (private sector businesses, social enterprises, and women’s entrepreneur associations/women’s group enterprises).
• Identify the gaps and opportunities for investments including risk appetites and desire for financial intermediaries to develop products and services applicable to women.
• From 3 above, provide the criteria, and identify high-potential value chains/sub-sectors and produce value chain maps of key sectors identified for possible intervention. Based on assessment findings, document possible interventions and approaches to expand sustainable access to economic and income-generating opportunities for women and women entrepreneurs including:
• Areas for self-employment within the respective value chain(s), expansion of women participation in the value chain, opportunities for gender inclusive innovative approaches to ensure value chain competitiveness. Evaluate constraints and bottlenecks within the value chain and propose possible solutions.
• An overview of existing financial and business support services as well as regulatory constraints and opportunities for the economic development of the value chains/sub-sectors identified and regulatory constraints specific to women and women-owned/led enterprises.
• Conduct a conflict analysis to demonstrate within the Project Implementation Plan an understanding of the conflict dynamics, and how these affects and are affected by the Project. Propose strategies to adapt the Project based this understanding of the conflict dynamics and how to integrate conflict sensitivity considerations throughout implementation, including provisions for ongoing analysis, adaptation and monitoring and evaluation. Include a clear methodological approach for the conflict analysis.
• Collect baseline data values for the project performance indicators accompanied by a qualitative narrative explanation of how the baseline data was collected, analysed, and validated. The explanation should also clearly indicate baseline data limitations. AECF will provide a copy of the Performance Measurement Framework (PMF).
• Conduct a gender-based analysis plus (GBA+) to assess roles, power relations, impacts and experiences of diverse men and women in the selected agricultural value chain. The report will include an intersectional lens examining barriers that women entrepreneurs, workers, suppliers, and traders face in the identified value chains and value chain nodes.
• With the AECF team, conduct a stakeholder meeting/workshop to present a snapshot of initial findings of the value chain analysis and discuss specific recommendations for the IIW-Nigeria


• Inception report (no more than 10 pages) outlining approach, including tools to be deployed and stakeholder engagement processes, and a work plan.
• A comprehensive report covering:
• A market assessment and value chain analysis that includes key findings on the scope of work focus areas, duly integrating economic, social, and environmental complementary analysis.
• A gender-based analysis (GBA+) complete with a detailed barriers analysis, gender analysis, and stakeholder analysis.
• A Conflict analysis report documenting the applied methodology and with recommendations for the project.
• A Baseline report with specific values for all indicators in the Performance Measurement Framework (PMF).
• Possible program design options that best represent the IIW-Nigeria program objectives.
• Stakeholder workshop report and a detailed list of stakeholders consulted.

The selected consultant(s) should meet or include the following qualifications:
• A value chains specialist with 8-10 years’ extensive experience in value chains analysis and gender sensitive research design, or gender and development and project monitoring, with a preference for substantial experience in private sector development in conflict sensitive environments.
• At least 5 years of practical experience in conducting market assessments, stakeholder, and data analysis; stakeholder consultations, human-centred design, and programme design in the development sector.
• Previous experience in completing the PIP process for GAC is highly desirable and applicants must detail their understanding of GAC’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.
• Good knowledge and understanding of Kano’s economy and attendant agricultural sub-sectors as well as influencing factors such as security.
• Very good understanding of the gender-related challenges facing women in agriculture in Kano.
• Good knowledge and understanding of SME finance and solutions to increase access to finance for women-owned/led businesses in Kano.

Proposal submission
• Interested and qualified (individual or institutional) consultants are invited to submit their proposal(s) comprising the following:
• An understanding of the consultancy requirements.
• Methodology and work plan for performing the assignment.
• Detailed reference list indicating the scope and magnitude of similar assignments.
• Relevant services undertaken in the past five (5) years.
• Letters of reference from 3 previous companies/assignments.
• Registration and other relevant statutory documents (applicable to firms).
• The Technical and Financial proposal to be submitted separately
• Financial proposal clearly showing the budgeted cost for the work to be conducted by the consultant under the scope of work above.
• CVs of the proposed team

Deadline of this Job: 15 February 2023

About the O-Canada research project
CLEAR Global/Translators Without Borders is seeking UX Research Assistants for a project conducting user experience research and interviews with refugees. Research Assistants will contribute to research we are conducting in support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as it seeks to understand how refugees use its mobile application O-Canada and how it might improve the user experience of the product.
Candidates must be located in Kenya and be fluent in English and at least one of the following two languages:
We are seeking two researchers per country. Research assistants working in pairs are encouraged to apply. Please indicate in your application if you are applying with another applicant.

• Working in teams of one or two, Research Assistants will conduct research with 12-16 refugees in Kenya and online, supported by CLEAR Global and IOM to identify participants. They will work with research tools (interview guide, UX testing activities) developed by CLEAR Global . They will:
• Attend a training session with CLEAR Global on research tools
• Coordinate with CLEAR Global program officer and work closely with IOM Country offices around logistics of the testing such as scheduling sessions, sourcing participants etc.
• Conduct 12-16- two-hour sessions (max), in-person or online, that include an interview and a series of UX testing activities.
• Follow-up with participants to share results, as requested.
• Respond to questions from and be available for calls or to exchange emails with the CLEAR Global team throughout the process.
• Attend a debriefing session after data collection is finalized.
• Attend and contribute to a design workshop at the end of the data collections phase.

• Recordings, screen shots (when applicable) and transcriptions, notes and data from each interview and UX testing results (ensuring that transcriptions and notes are translated to English before submission)
• All other documents and data related to this research project, including consent forms and observational notes
• Two-page summary of findings and recommendations

• Research Assistants must have a background in one or both of the following:
• Usability testing and user research
• Qualitative social science research
• Researchers should have experience working with migrants and/or refugees, or with other vulnerable populations. Those who do not have a background in user experience testing should be able to demonstrate that they are familiar and comfortable with technology and can competently discuss a mobile application with users. Other relevant experience (documented): mobile app development, product management, UX design, user centred design or design thinking.
• Researchers must supply their own recording device (mobile phone is acceptable). They will be responsible for adhering to Clear’s COVID-19 mitigation strategy and for following local guidelines and restrictions related to COVID-19.