ActionAid International Careers & Latest Job Vacancies-September 2015

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  1. Civic Space and Governance Advisor in Action Aid Uganda
  2. ActionAid Uganda (AAU) seeks an experienced Civic Space and Governance Advisor to provide efficient capacity building to its staff and ActionAid Federation members signed up to the Shrinking Space Project 5, which is aimed at expanding civic and political space across the world.  An overall objective of the placement is to support the development of consensus on strategies for, and programmatic policy responses to, addressing the challenges, risk mitigation; and identifying emerging opportunities for engagement around shrinking political space.
  3. Closing date for applications:
  4. Tax Justice Advisor in Action Aid Uganda
  5. ActionAid Uganda (AAU) seeks an experienced Tax Justice Advisor, who is able to provide efficient capacity development to both national staff at the ActionAid office and its partner organisations. An overall objective of the placement is to provide technical advisory support on tax justice, policy analysis, research, campaigns and advocacy so as to hold government and corporate accountable in the implementation of tax policies.  Specifically, the Advisor will support the tax power campaign focusing on improving transparency and accountability in the way government generate taxes, allocate and effectively utilize them.
  6. Closing date for applications:
  7. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer – Shifting the Power Project (18 month fixed terms contract)ACTIONAID INTERNATIONAL Position: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer – Shifting the Power Project Duration: 18 Month Fixed Term Contract
  8. Experienced in designing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, tools and processes in an international development / humanitarian environment you are now looking for a new challenge where your work will make a positive difference.
  9. Salary:  Competitive, Local salary and terms and conditions of employment of the base location will apply 
  10. Location: Dhaka, Nairobi, Islamabad
  11. DIRECTORATE: Programme Development, Quality and Impact
  12. Closing date for applications:
  13. Salary: Competitive, Local salary and terms and conditions of employment of the base location will apply
  14. Global Platform Manager El Salvador
  15. Do you have a curious, trusting approach to your leadership? Do you have experience with activism and training within the NGO sector?  – then you might be our next Global Platform Manager!About Global Platform El SalvadorFor more information go to platform manager is responsible the overall leadership and management of the Global platform. It is your finest task to keep the platform relevant, viable and innovative. This includesManagement and leadership Embedding and communicate the impact and relevance of the global platforms work, through development of effective branding and promotion strategy and tools. Ensure a smooth co-operation with ActionAids Country Offices in the Central Americas regions programmatic work.
    • Furthering youth engagement on the platform through innovating and organizing impactful concepts for activities and fruitful collaboration with Activista (see more about Activista here).
    • Identify new potential strategic partners in the region, with whom partnerships with our training programme can be cultivated and thereby advancing the agenda of marginalized youth in Central America.

    Financial Employment ConditionsHousing provided or an allowance to procure housing.Application Application deadline is 19th of February and first interviews are expected on the 24th of February and second interviews as well as possible personality profile on 25th -26th of February.

  16. As we only accept applications submitted through our online recruitment system, please use the link/button below.
  17. Should you have any questions, please forward them to Mette Marie Yde, Operational Manager of Global Platforms at [email protected]
  18. Please see further on employment conditions in our manual found here:
  19. A contract starting as soon as possible, running for one year with the possibility of an extension.Monthly Salary: DKK 18.141, subject to local tax.Pension: 10% of the salary.You will pay local tax of the salary.
  20. Qualifications for platform manager
    • Relevant educational background
    • Experience in cultivating markets and relationships leading to more income-generating activities
    • Experience with and ability to work within a team, preferably some years of management experience
    • Previous experience in working with youth volunteer programs, social movements or mobilization of young people
    • Training background and experience in facilitation
    • Vast interest in regions social and political context
    • Fluent in Spanish
    • Fluent in English
    • Previous experience from working in El Salvador or another GP is an advantage

    Personal skills

    • A high degree of maturity and trust in own abilities
    • Able to make independent decisions, while respecting the input and position of others.
    • Innovative and entrepreneur mindset
  21. Ensuring financial sustainability, including responsibility to develop strategic relationships with current and new partners, as well as raising funds, cultivating relationships with donors, and market the platform and its activities.  The GP handles all economic tracking and reporting to AADK, AAI and donors.
  22. Training and activism
  23. Strategic
    • Managing and supervising the Global Platform team, ensuring training quality and an open and constructive learning environment build on trust, commitment and curiosity,
    • Ensure sparring and overall supervisory support to the Training coordinator on all training and course development and manuals as well as evaluation of the conducted trainings.
  24. About the job
  25. At the Global Platform in El Salvador we train organizations and individuals in the knowledge, skills and attitudes to throw off poverty and injustice and to challenge decision makers. Through innovative trainings and capacity development, we aim to unleash the potential of young people by giving them power to do social change. We believe that social change is possible when youth around the world come together and create local activities with global visions.As a Manager at Global Platform Myanmar you will be managing a team of around 8 staff and be a core focal person for ensuring  ActionAid Denmark strategic activities around capacity development and youth mobilization in the Central Americas region. Every year, approximately 4000 volunteers and professionals are trained at our Global Platforms. As the Manager at the Global Platform you will be part of a team of approximately 100 employees around the worlds at our Global Platforms in in Denmark, Nepal, Myanmar, El Salvador, Jordan, Ghana, Mt. Kenya, Nairobi, Jordan and Palestine. Other new platforms are under development and expected to open in the near future. You will report to the International Head of Training4Change.
  26. Training4Change and the Global Platform concept The GPs are training hubs located all over the world, where volunteers, activists and NGO employees get training and participate in projects and activities. The fundamental aim of the GPs is to empower young people to create positive social change, through training, capacity support, mentoring, networking, cultural exchange and incubation of young people with innovative ideas. Please read more on our website:
  27. Closing date for applications:
  28. HR Systems and Reporting Officer
  29. ACTIONAID INTERNATIONAL Position: HR Systems and Reporting Officer Salary: R346 072 per annum
  30. To coordinate the implementation of the Global HRMIS and to ensure that Management Information is readily available on request in the forms of various reports. A further purpose is to manage the payroll for the International Secretariat, both International and National. This role anchors federation wide HR Reporting and HR analytics through the bi-annual HR reporting process
  31. Purpose of the Role:
  32. Local Salary and Terms and Conditions will apply
  33. Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  34. DIRECTORATE: Institutional Development Directorate
  35. Closing date for applications: 18 Sep 2015
  36. Media Manager
  37. ACTIONAID INTERNATIONAL Position: Media Manager Salary on International Grade E: £45,489 per annum Download the job description
  38. Join ActionAid International as Media Manager and you will be part of a global team helping people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. We want you to use your experience of leading a busy communications department to increase awareness and understanding of our work and enhance the effectiveness of our campaigns.
  39. Terms and conditions of base Location will apply 
  40. Location: Johannesburg or London
  41. DIRECTORATE: Fundraising and Communications
  42. Closing date for applications: 20 Sep 2015
  43. International Governance Trainer – Myanmar
  44. Are you a dedicated Governance and Human Rights activist and trainer? Do you want to take help give young people a voice, promote human rights and advance democracy in Myanmar? Do you facilitate so other facilitators want to follow your lead? Then this is the job for you!
  45. Closing date for applications: 23 Sep 2015
  46. Governance Advisor in ActionAid Mozambique
  47. ActionAid Mozambique (AA Moz) seeks an experienced Governance Advisor to provide efficient capacity building to its staff and Participatory Democracy Strategic Priority partners.
  48. Closing date for applications: 25 Sep 2015
  49. Governance Advisor in ActionAid Mozambique
    • Governance Advisor in ActionAid Mozambique
  50. ActionAid Mozambique (AA Moz) seeks an experienced Governance Advisor to provide efficient capacity building to its staff and Participatory Democracy Strategic Priority partners.  The Advisor’s work will support two ActionAid International Strategic Objective Platform projects (Public Service Governance & Strengthened Knowledge Transfer).  An overall objective of the placement is to support to improve public service delivery through among other processes not limited to: resource tracking, social audit, community score card, economic literacy improvement, budget accountability and gender responsive mechanisms.
  51. Closing date for applications: 25 Sep 2015
  52. IT Programme Manager
  53. ACTIONAID INTERNATIONAL Position: IT Programme Manager Salary on International Grade E: Starting £45,489 per annum
  54. Join ActionAid International as IT Programmes Manager and you will be part of a global team working alongside communities to create long-term positive change for poor and excluded people. We offer fantastic career opportunities for experienced professionals who want to be part of an organisation that is making a real difference to the lives of over 15 million people in 45 countries.
  55. Terms and conditions of base Location will apply 
  56. Location: London, Johannesburg or Nairobi
  57. DIRECTORATE: Finance and IT
  58. Closing date for applications: 28 Sep 2015
  59. Project Manager: Agro-ecology and Resilience
  60. ACTIONAID INTERNATIONALPosition: Project Manager: Agro-ecology and ResilienceDuration: Fixed Term Contract – May 2018  (Depending on the Location of the candidate, Local terms and conditions of employment will apply)Purpose of the Role:
  61. The project seeks to improve the welfare of poor and vulnerable communities in the Gambia and Senegal who have been negatively impacted by recent prolonged drought.  ActionAid would implement a program of locally-appropriate analysis, capacity building and training, focusing on women’s leadership, to help individuals, households, communities and their institutions to increase their resilience in preparing for and recovering from natural disasters.  The proposed work will be done in partnership with local communities, organizations and government institutions. The project has three outcomes: 1) Six communities, particularly women, are able to reduce risks and participate in and deliver emergency preparedness programs, 2) Six communities, with a focus on women smallholder farmers and civil society organizations, will have enhanced food security and control over resources for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)/resilience at local level by practicing  Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture (CRSA), and 3) Long-term resilience is promoted across regions through documentation, shared learning and active engagement.
  62. To ensure successful implementation of ActionAid’s two year two country project on “Agro-Ecology and Resilience”.
  64. Salary: £31,617 equivalent; Grade C
  65. Location: The Gambia or Senegal
  66. DIRECTORATE: Programmes
  67. Closing date for applications: 29 Sep 2015
  68. HIVE meta data project Intern
  69.  DIRECTORATE: Institutional DevelopmentLocation: JohannesburgSalary: R5000 per monthPurpose of the Role: Support teams to applying meta data/tags to all relevant documents.
  70.  Local terms and conditions apply 
  71. Duration – Fixed term contract – 4 months
  72. Position: HIVE meta data project Intern
  74. Closing date for applications: 30 Sep 2015

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