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Date Posted : Feb 25, 2020
Data and Research Assistant
  • Required No. of Employee's : 1
  • Salary : 0.00
  • Duration of Employment : 06 Months with possibility of extension depending of funding
  • Prefered Sex : Male/Female
  • Sector of Vacancy : TECHNOLOGY/ HEALTH CARE

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • Job Qualifications: · Education: Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Health, Sciences, or related area · Preferred: At least 1 year work experience in data managment, research or related area · Strong interest and passion to work as part of team to improve public health · Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, good working knowledge in French is an advantage · Ability to plan own work, set priorities and complete under pressure Excellent critical thinking skills · Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and willingness to learn new programs as needed · A high level of initiative and the ability to work independently · Proven ability to work effectively as member of dynamic team in fast-paced environment · Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Job Description:

  • Background: The Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory Bamenda has the mission to help control the spread of tuberculosis and to improve the lives of those affected by TB, HIV and related diseases. Currently the TBRL Bamenda is working with the National TB Program to increase TB case finding in six regions of Cameroon, including the use of an mHealth system to improve the care of people with TB. Position summary: Manage the collection and analysis of program data across six regions, collaborate on the design and implementation of an mHealth system to improve patient care, and support the usage of the data management system to improve TB case finding in Cameroon. Full-time position, based in Bamenda with ~5-15% travel to other regions. Typical responsibilities: Manage complex data, including data from multiple sources and from six regions in Cameroon, in collaboration with program team members Implement processes to assure collection of high-quality data; Create, revise and maintain standard operating procedures for data management Use data visualization and analysis software (eg. Excel) to create and update graphs, charts, and tables for program monitoring and reporting Design and conduct surveys of users, analyze results, and propose improvements on the use of interactive data systems to improve program performance Train new and existing users of the mHealth system, including an Android-based mobile app and interactive desktop dashboard Facilitate and manage communication between software developers and software users to achieve performance targets Collaborate with software developers on feature design, integration and user uptake · Prepare progress reports and articles for publication Perform other duties as needed to ensure the success of the program This position is planned for 6 months with possibility for renewal depending on funding availability. If interested, please prepare a complete application including an application letter, current CV, copies of certificates and diplomas and (preferred) two recommendation letters. Please note that only applications submitted by email will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Submit all documents by email to tbrlbamenda.recruit@gmail.com and indicate “Data and Research Assistant” in the subject line. The deadline for submitting an application is March 9, 2020.

EMPLOYER : Cameroonjobs

EMPLOYER'S LOCATION : New Bell, 4th Floor Littoral Region, Cameroon.

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Date Posted : Feb 08, 2020
HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER
  • Required No. of Employee's : 1
  • Salary : 0.00
  • Duration of Employment :
  • Prefered Sex : Male/Female
  • Sector of Vacancy : HUMANITARIAN

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Work Experience A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area is required. Experience with OCHA, experience in civil-military coordination and access negotiation, or experience in the military forces dealing with humanitarian operations is desirable. Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is desirable. Experience in the UN Common System or other comparable international organisation is desirable. Experience in the Africa region is desirable.

Job Description:

  • This position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA's mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principles humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer/UN-CMCoord/Access (HAO/UN-CMCoord/Access) is based in Bamenda, North West region, Cameroon and reports to the Head of Sub-Office (Buea); the incumbent will be expected to travel to the South Western region regularly. Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the HAO/UN-CMCoord will be responsible for the following duties: Adviser on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination: a) In his/her capacity as the HAO/UN-CMCoord and the HC's adviser on civil-military relations, the HAO/UN-CMCoord will establish the necessary links with Senior Military Officers in International military Forces and National Military Forces, Military Liaison Officers (MLO), and personnel in UN agencies, including any relevant civilian mission staff, and civil-military coordination personnel of appropriate NGOs at national, sub-national and regional levels. b) Monitor, analyze and report on any major accomplishments and progress as well as identify and follow up any potential or actual friction points in relations between the humanitarian and military communities. c) Serve as the primary focal point for all matters including policy related to civil-military coordination in close consultation with the Head of OCHA Cameroon or Humanitarian Coordinator. d) Prepare, or provide substantive input in the preparation of, policy, position papers and reports on civil-military coordination issues for presentation to various agencies throughout the UN system and IASC members. Contribute to the Office regular reporting on civil-military coordination issues. 2. Humanitarian Access: a) Monitors, analyses and reports on humanitarian access issues and action, including identification and follow-up on potential or actual friction points in relations between humanitarian and military actors. b) In parallel, establish and maintain contact with humanitarian actors in the area of responsibility and serve as an information channel and advocate for their issues with relevant military, paramilitary organizations and Non-State Armed Groups for guaranteeing humanitarian access. 3. Policy and Advocacy: a) Lead, if applicable, the development of country-specific guidelines on civil-military relations, based on the current 'Guidelines on the Use of Military and Civil Defence Assets in Disaster Relief' and 'Guidelines on the Use of Military and Civil Defence Assets to Support UN Humanitarian Activities in Complex Emergencies', as well as the 'IASC Reference Paper on Civil-Military Relationship in Complex Emergencies', the IASC Discussion Paper and Non-Binding Guidelines on the 'Use of Military or Armed Escorts for Humanitarian Convoys', applicable Security Council resolutions and other relevant instruments. b) Ensure that the country-specific guidelines, and the generic guidelines mentioned above are properly disseminated and understood by both the humanitarian actors and the military forces present, as well as by local actors, as appropriate. Promote and ensure adherence to the above Guidelines within the entire humanitarian community and advise on potential consequences if these principles are compromised. c) Organise, with relevant and balanced Humanitarian and Military representation, Workshops on Civil-Military relations, by advocating adherence to applicable guidelines and principles and focusing on positive examples, contribute to a positive working relationship between relevant international military and IASC members. d) Additionally, act as an advocate for the promulgation of UN-CMCoord concepts, principles and activities, the promotion and protection of humanitarian principles and the dissemination of UN-CMCoord related guidelines. 4. Establish and maintain UN-CMCoord Network: a) In this context, establish and maintain dialogue and coordination with the military and security forces in the area of responsibility at national, sub-national and regional level. Identify, establish and maintain contact with the appropriate military counterparts, especially international military force deployed, and ensure mutual exchange of information about ongoing humanitarian activities and issues. Advise the military forces in the area of responsibility on international humanitarian coordination mechanisms. These mechanisms may include the UN Country Team, UN Security or Disaster Management Teams, Humanitarian Clusters, etc. b) In parallel, establish and maintain contact with humanitarian actors in the area of responsibility and serve as an information channel and advocate for their issues with relevant military/paramilitary organizations. c) Lead or participate in working groups, meetings and consultations with other UN agencies and humanitarian partners; organize meetings on UN-CMCoord matters with Heads of Agencies and/or other appropriate entities. d) Establish and maintain, if appropriate, an information exchange forum for stakeholders and interested parties in civil-military relations and participate in relevant meetings. e) Establish and maintain contact with regional OCHA CMCoord counterparts in neighbouring countries in the region, and ensure coherent approaches on civil-military issues with regional dimensions. 5. Humanitarian Affairs: a) Leads and/or participates in large, complex projects, to include disaster assessment or other missions; coordinates international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations; ensures necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); prepares situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying unmet requirements of stricken countries. b) Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes; helps ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations. c) Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system, including on early warning and contingency planning. This position is funded for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and the availability of the funds. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-general and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

EMPLOYER : United Nations

EMPLOYER'S LOCATION : UNjobs Association of Geneva

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