Friday, August 1, 2014


Department/ Office: United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 
Duty Station: BUKAVU; GOMA
Deadline: 29 August 2014
Job Opening number: 14-POL-MONUSCO-36226-R-MULTIPLE D/S (M)

This position is located within the Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC) of the United Nations Mission for the Stabilization in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). The MONUSCO JMAC is responsible for the collection, coordination, analysis (including predictive analysis) and dissemination of information in order to inform senior Mission leadership decision making, and to identify threats to Mandate implementation.

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 at least five years of progressively responsible experience in political or international affairs work, political, intelligence or information analysis, political journalism, development, security (military or police) operations, diplomacy, humanitarian affairs, human rights, or related field. At least two years of work experience in conflict or post-conflict field operations is desirable. Proven experience drafting high quality, accurate documents under tight deadlines is required. Prior experience working in a multidimensional analysis, operations, or situation centre watch room is desirable. Working experience in DRC, the Great Lakes Region or Africa is desirable.

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

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COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER : United Nations Environment Programme

Department/ Office: United Nations Environment Programme 
Duty Station: PARIS 
Deadline: 28 September 2014 
Job Opening number: 14-PUB-UNEP-35630-R-PARIS (X)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. The overall objective of the UNEP's Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) is to encourage decision makers in government, local authorities and industry to develop and adopt policies, strategies and practices and technologies that promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production, make efficient use of natural resources, ensure safe management of chemicals and contribute to making trade and environment policies mutually supportive. It promotes the development, use and transfer of policies, technologies, economic instruments, managerial practices and other tools that assist in environmentally sound decision making and the building of corresponding activities ( This post is located in the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE), Energy Branch, Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Secretariat at the Paris duty station.

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in communication to
decision-makers in governments and private sector, and the broader public at national and
international levels is required. Experience with the media and public relations sector or
related field is required. Experience n the organisation of environmental dialogues and
public consultations and communication campaigns, is desirable.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.

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2015/2016 Chevening Scholarships - Zambia

To apply for a Chevening Award, you will need to submit an online application through our online application system. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Applying for a Chevening Scholarship is a simple process. 

How to apply for a Chevening Award

Once you have selected the Chevening Award you wish to apply for, you will be asked a series of questions to asses whether you are eligible to apply. Read more about the Chevening eligibility criteria
If you meet the eligibility criteria you will need to create an account, and provide your name, email address and choose a password. Alternatively, you can create an account by using the LinkedIn or Facebook buttons.
There are ten sections to the application form, and you will need to complete all sections before you can submit your application. The application form guidance explains each section in more detail. You can save your application at any time, and log in to complete it later. Make sure you don’t forget to submit your application before the deadline of 15th November.
Remember: You can only submit one application each year and only your first application will be accepted. Once you have submitted your application, you cannot change your answers to the questions.

Search awards: You can search Chevening Award categories available to you, by clicking on the links below.

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Sub Saharan Africa Growth Manager

The OLX Emerging Markets Team is data driven and always performance oriented. We develop and execute market entry strategies on a global scale. We love efficiency and fast execution and believe in steady and smart optimization.  Our team of international online experts bears excellence in many business fields. You will find great development and amazing learning opportunities. If you are smart, analytical and pragmatic and love working in a fast and challenging environment you will feel right at home at the Emerging Market Team.
We now have an exciting opportunity for a Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) Growth Manager to be based in one of the markets that we are active in SSA, as the SSA Growth Manager, you will report directly to the Head of SSA. As a member of the online classifieds team, the SSA Growth Manager will be sent on assignments across the continent to accelerate or expand our business. On each assignment you will drive a specific function such as marketing, product development, customer support and operations. You will rotate frequently to new assignments with different challenges in different countries. On every assignment you will work in close collaboration with the Head of SSA. You will gain an insight perspective on internet startups, learn day-to-day management and build deep functional expertise. In the long run you will be to place in a market as country manager to head up one of our ventures.

You are willing to travel constantly across the continent to build successful ventures in a fast emerging Internet market. Most importantly the role requires a strong entrepreneurial mindset combined with highly analytical skills. Next to being a smart entrepreneur you are able to produce performance reports to inform and support senior management.

Job Description

The key responsibilities of the SSA Growth Manager are;
Lead and set up operational performance Improvement Projects
    • Implement best practices of mature markets in new markets
    • Establish Performance measures & metrics across departments to drive attainment of growth goals 
    • Design and Lead Project execution taking analysis from the bench to actual programs of work with the aim of delivering consistent business performance improvement results
Support Executive leadership team with general Strategy Analysis 
    • Conduct Desktop research and analysis into major industry trends, competitor activity and customer needs
    • Translate market research and analytical insights into strategic recommendations and plans
    • Prepare compelling PowerPoint documents for presentation to Executive leadership
    • Develop new country entry strategies and take ownership of success by planning and executing on the "go to market" strategies in the region

Desired Skills and Experience

Skills & Competencies

  • High entrepreneurial drive
  • Strong conceptual thinker and problem solver
  • Able to construct long term strategies and manage the delivery of implementation
  • Thorough understanding or experience within the African Market
  • Additionally the successful candidate will have previous experience in management consulting, investment banking, Online/E-commerce or other strong in-house strategy teams, with strong tertiary qualifications in quantitative disciplines
  • Communication skills, humility and the ability to contribute effectively within teams is critical

  • For 2 to 4 year you have been working in a high performance areas: management consulting, investment banking, Online/E-commerce or other strong in-house strategy teams, with strong degree qualifications in quantitative disciplines
  • Master’s degree in Science, Engineering, Economics, Mathematics or similar qualifications preferred

If you believe you are ready for battle and would like to be part of our team, please forward a comprehensive CV listing relevant skills and experience with a cover letter to the attention of Human Resources department on email 

All applications must be clearly marked “SSA Growth Manager” on the email subject line.


Programme Assistant - Norwegian Church Aid Zambia

Terms of Reference for Programme Assistant- Resource and Accountable Governance
The Joint Country Programme for Zambia (JCP) is a consortium of three International faith-based non-governmental Organisations comprising of Norwegian Church Aid, Dan Church Aid and Christian Aid. The Organisation works with Faith-based and secular partners in Zambia within two overall strategic priorities i.e. Gender Justice and Economic Justice, focused in five programmes: Women in Governance, ACCeSS to Quality Health Care, Climate Change Adaptation. LiveLihoods and Trade as welt as Resources and Accountable Governance.
The Joint Country Programme of Christian Aid, Norwegian Church Aid and Dan Church Aid in Zambia invites applications to fill the vacant position of Programme Assistant who will mainly assist the Programme Officer- Resources and Accountable Governance. The main responsibility of the Programme Assistant will be to assist the Programme Officer manage the Resources and Accountable Governance programme which encompasses Natural Resources Management and economic justice. The programme will have an inter-face with Government, INGOs, a NGOs on matters to do with political and economic governance. These will include review of Government policies on the extraction industry encompassing mining, forestry, and management of both.
Duties & Responsibilities of the Programme Assistant
  • Assist the Programme officer- Resource and Accountable Governance to develop annual work plans and budgets in close collaboration with partners and the Head of Programmes. He/she will assist in developing scopes of work and program descriptions for projects in economic justice and natural resource related activities in the JCP Development Agenda. He/she wilt also ensure high quality standards and JCP Routines & guidelines are applied to the program and project planning.
  • Work with other Programme Officers (POS) within JCP to ensure synergies to foster programme success.
  • Administratively assist in maintaining and updating electronic and physical filing systems of programmes related documents.
  • Ensure procurement of high quality products and services related to programmes in Liaison with POs and Logistics & Procurement Officer.
  • Assist POs to organise and facilitate logistics for all Programme activities which include Partner platforms, workshops with partners, programmatic travels involving Programme Officers and him/herself.
  • Assist the POs in following up partner reports (financial and narrative)
  • Assist Management in organizing and facilitating Logistics related to overall JCP activities such as staff retreats, team building, partner in data and other forms of networking.
Key Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate must meet the following qualifications and competencies;
  • Academic Qualification: The Programme Assistant wilt possess a minimum of a Diploma in Administration, Development studies, Social Work or equivalent. A degree in Development Studies with a bias in economics wilt be an added advantage.
  • At least a minimum of three (3) years proven work experience in a similar Organisation or a UN Agency.
Job Knowledge:
  • The job holder must have good knowledge of Zambia and an understanding of project management, systems an procedures.
  • Experience in handling projects with knowledge of working with partners. Specific experience working in an Organisation working in natural resources management, political and economic justice projects and having similar internal systems wilt be an added advantage.
Skills and Abilities:
The job holder must be proficient In the use of computers, google mapping, and Microsoft suites (Word, PowerPoint, & Excel). He/she must have strong interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills necessary to work with FBOs, CSOs other stakeholders.
Personal Attributes
  • Good conceptual, analytical, documentation and presentation skills:
  • High degree of integrity, dependability and confidentiality;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Multi-tasking skills and ability to think strategically:
  • High Level of IT proficiency in e of MS Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, email;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
JCP is an equal opportunity employer
Application Criteria
Please address your detailed Curriculum Vitae including cover letter explaining why you are suitable for the position to:
The Country Representative
Norwegian Church Aid Zambia
Leopards Hill Road 13c, 488a
P. O. Box 30703
Alternatively send via email to:
Closing date is Friday 15th August 2014, 12:00 hrs..
NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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