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  • Unit 5 002A Braamfontein Centre, 23 Jorissen Street
  • Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • 2001
  • 27 11 067 0312

POSITION: Sustainable Enterprise Development Advisor


DUTY STATION: Arusha city with frequent visits in the intervention area (Longido District, Monduli District, Arusha District (Arusha Region); Simanjiro District (Manyara Region), Makame District)

DURATION: One year renewable


SALARY: to be defined according to qualifications and working experience

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Land O’Lakes International Development is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to be a global leader in transforming lives by engaging in agriculture and enterprise partnerships that replace poverty with prosperity, and dependency with self-reliance. We leverage Land O’Lakes, Inc.’s 34-year history engaging in international agriculture and economic development programs, implementing more than 280 programs in 80 countries since 1981.

Project Description:

Land O'Lakes is receiving applications for an anticipated USAID-funded agriculture development project in Malawi. The projected five-year contract will be designed to strengthen the competitiveness of the soy, groundnut and orange fleshed sweet potato value chains, improve the nutritional status of women and children under five, and build the capacity of Malawian agriculture and nutrition small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The project will encourage value chain innovations that increase productivity and help farmers in Malawi’s south central region earn higher incomes.

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UNICEF is a managing entity for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) grant of $23.6 million awarded in 2013 to the Government of Zimbabwe through the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. This grant covers interventions implemented largely in the 72 districts spread across the 10 provinces of the country. Some of the activities are also implemented at the district and sub district levels of cluster and school. The education programme supports Ministry in the monitoring of the usage of these funds at these levels as well as in the building the capacity of the education officers and accountants in managing, administering and reportage on the usage of the funds. 

UNICEF is desirous to engage a consultant to support these components of the education programme from 15 July 2016 to 31 December 2016.

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We are looking for a Water Sanitation and Health (WaSH)Coordinator to respond to El Nino impact in Southern Africa. This job is based in Harare and is only open to individuals with right to reside and work in Zimbabwe. Oxfam is one of the world’s leading providers of humanitarian aid in emergencies, operating since the 1940s. We have a global reputation for speed, scale and efficiency and have well-recognised technical expertise in several fields, including Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods, clean water, sanitation, public health and the protection of civilians. Oxfam responds directly wherever there is a widespread threat to life, health and livelihoods, with which it is beyond people’s capacity to cope, and where it can make a positive difference.

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Duties and Responsibilities

The objective of the crisis preparedness and response training is to equip UNDP staff and critical partners (e.g. stand-by partners) with the relevant corporate crisis response tools. Depending on the exposure to various training options, for instance online and in person training, UNDP staff and partners will achieve a level of capacity that will range from minimum (familiar with the crisis preparedness and response tools) to advanced (capacity to master the crisis preparedness and response tools in the relevant function/role).

The focus of most of the crisis preparedness and response tools covers a timeline that starts from the preparedness for UNDP to respond to an imminent crisis (i.e. early warning and readiness actions) up to approximately 90 days from the crisis declaration when a recovery programme should be approved and in course of implementation.

The crisis preparedness and response tools cover several areas that are called to action when preparing and responding to a crisis: risk analysis, programme, operations, communications, resource mobilization, security, etc.

The development of a training course will therefore take into consideration three main factors:

  1. the timeline for crisis preparedness and response,
  2. the various areas involved,
  3. the functions and roles of UNDP staff and partners in the CO, regional hub and HQ.

These three factors will guide the development and implementation of the training modules.

The UNDP corporate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for immediate crisis response will represent the backbone of the training as it provides the directives to be followed as per the three aforementioned factors.

Training structure and approach

The training will be structured as per the following macro-modules:

  1. Crisis Preparedness and Response Tools:
    1. Concepts, processes, roles and responsibilities
    2. Group and individual exercises
    3. Evaluation and feedback
  2. Team dynamics in stressful situations (optional but strongly recommended in training of first responders)
  3. Table top exercise on a realistic scenario using the crisis preparedness and response tools
    1. Readiness activities for an imminent crisis
    2. Crisis response (focus on the first two weeks)
    3. Crisis response and transition (from the end of week two up to three months from crisis declaration)
    4. Evaluation and feedback

The training approach and methodology will follow the following elements:

Modularity and flexibility: while the UNDP SOP for immediate crisis response provide the backbone and the reference timeline for the training, various modules relevant to the subject/areas involved will be plugged in to meet the training needs of the target audience. This allows the training to be flexible in its duration and in the choice of relevant topics/subjects to be covered.

Two stage learning: online modules for “pre-learning” to familiarize with the crisis preparedness tools and “in person training” in a workshop using a table top exercise to apply the tools in a realistic scenario. The training modules for macro-module 1 on crisis preparedness and response tools will be available to the participants as online training. The objective of the online training is to familiarize the participants with the subject and allow an active participation in the in person training, especially when it comes to carry out group or individual exercises based on the realistic scenario. Participants who successfully took the online trainings will be admitted to the in person training workshop.

Learning options and relevant subjects

This section provides the options to organize the macro modules and includes an extensive list of learning subjects for crisis preparedness and response tools. Each subject does not necessarily require a standolen module development by the consultant. The consultant will collaborate with relevant content owners within UNDP to develop learning content to be included in macro modules 1 and 3.

Macro module 1 crisis preparedness and response tools


  • minimum half day with presentations only (no exercises), quick evaluation and feedback
  • maximum: two days learning modules and group and individual exercise, evaluation and feedback

Subjects to be covered:

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Malawi has declared a state of disaster over worsening food shortages caused by a severe drought as concerns grow over a hunger crisis spreading across much of southern Africa.Malawi's maize production has dropped by 12 percent, leaving it short of about one million tonnes of maize needed to feed the population, President Peter Mutharika said in a statement on Tuesday. 

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Humanitarian Specialist

Location : Lilongwe, MALAWI

Application Deadline : 22-Apr-16 (Midnight New York, USA)

Time left : 14d 10h 48m

Type of Contract : FTA International

Post Level : P-4

Languages Required : English

Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)


Duration of Initial Contract : 1 Year

Expected Duration of Assignment : 1 Year

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Sorce and her son Abdallah, one year and 8 months, in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. Abdallah doesn't walk yet and is severely malnourished. Photo: OCHA/Charlotte Cans

24 March 2016 – To aid drought-affected people of Ethiopia, the United Nations and humanitarian partners have launched a 90-day campaign to raise awareness about the food crisis in the country and raise funds to bridge a $700 million gap. 


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