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The French response to the Corona Crisis: semi-presidentialism par excellence

GDI Briefing - 19. Januar 2038 - 4:14

This blog post analyses the response of the French government to the Coronavirus pandemic. The piece highlights how the semi-presidential system in France facilitates centralized decisions to manage the crisis. From a political-institutional perspective, it is considered that there were no major challenges to the use of unilateral powers by the Executive to address the health crisis, although the de-confinement phase and socio-economic consequences opens the possibility for more conflictual and opposing reactions. At first, approvals of the president and prime minister raised, but the strict confinement and the reopening measures can be challenging in one of the European countries with the highest number of deaths, where massive street protests, incarnated by the Yellow vests movement, have recently shaken the political scene.

Kategorien: english

Fortbildung für Bildungsreferent*innen - Digitale Methoden- und Fachkompetenzen

AgrarKoordination - 18. März 2021 - 15:13

Die Pandemie zwingt uns Bildungsarbeitende zum Umdenken. Workshops und Vorträge finden seit einem knappen Jahr fast nur noch online über Videokonferenzen statt. Ein paar Monate lang wird das ganz sicher noch so weiter gehen und auch danach können digitale Methoden die Bildungsarbeit bereichern. Außerdem könnte sich für die eine oder andere überregionale Veranstaltung auch in Zukunft das nun bewährte Onlineformat eventuell anbieten. Daher möchten wir mit der diesjährigen Methodenfortbildung im Rahmen des Biopoli-Projektes eine Hilfestellung für Eure Webinare leisten! 

Tag 1: Am Donnerstag, 18. März wird es vorwiegend um Tools und Methoden für die digitale Bildungsarbeit gehen. Von der Auswahl des Konferenzanbieters bis hin zu den vielen kostenlosen Webtools, die es zur methodischen Unterstützung gibt.  

Tag 2: Am Freitag, 19. März liegt der Schwerpunkt auf der konkreten Umsetzung von Biopoli-Bildungsinhalten zu Landwirtschafts- und Ernährungsthemen. Auch das eigene Ausprobieren, also das Gestalten / Übertragen eigener Workshopinhalte ins Digitale, wird hier Raum finden. Außerdem besteht die Möglichkeit zum Austausch bisheriger Erfahrungen mit digitalen Bildungsangeboten.

Referentinnen:

Larissa Gumgowski (freie Medienpädagogin und Bildungsreferentin)

Maike Strietholt (freie Bildungsreferentin, u.a. seit vielen Jahren bei Biopoli aktiv)

Teilnahme:

Wir laden herzlich dazu ein, an beiden Fortbildungstagen teilzunehmen. Eine Anmeldung für nur einen Tag ist aber ebenfalls möglich.

Anmeldung bis zum 26. Februar bei Jana Zotschew per Mail an jana.zotschew@agrarkoordination.de an. Den finalen Programmablauf und die Einwahldaten werden wir den angemeldeten Teilnehmer*innen vorab zustellen.

Kategorien: Hamburg

Was hat der Doughnut mit der Hamburger Politik zu tun?

AgrarKoordination - 16. März 2021 - 9:21

Können wir wirtschaften, ohne die ökologischen Grenzen zu überschreiten und gleichzeitig die sozialen Bedürfnisse aller Menschen befriedigen?

Die Wirtschaftswissenschaftlerin Kate Raworth ist davon überzeugt und hat mit dem Buch „Doughnut Economics" einen Wegweiser geschrieben, wie dies gelingen kann. Der Doughnut beschreibt in diesem Modell den sicheren Raum, in dem gutes Leben für alle möglich ist – zwischen der ökologischen Obergrenze und dem sozialen Fundament.

Ist das realistisch? Mitten in der Corona-Krise macht sich die Stadt Amsterdam auf und richtet ihr Wirtschaften am Doughnut aus, verabschiedet eine Strategie zur Kreislaufwirtschaft und beschließt Kennzahlen, an denen sie sich messen lassen will, z.B. die Halbierung des Rohstoffverbrauchs innerhalb von 10 Jahren. Begleitet wird dieser Prozess von der „Amsterdam Doughnut Coalition", einem Netzwerk aus zivilgesellschaftlichen Akteuren, engagierten Unternehmen, Forschungseinrichtungen, Verwaltung und Politik. Ähnliche Entwicklungen gibt es beispielsweise in Brüssel, Kopenhagen, Portland, Philadelphia, Schottland und Neuseeland – und auch in Berlin formiert sich ein entsprechendes Netzwerk.

Kate Raworth hält am 16. März 2021 um 17.45 Uhr einen Online-Vortrag und berichtet auch über die Erfahrungen aus Amsterdam. (Einladung als pdf anbei.)

Anschließend an den Vortrag (auf Englisch) gibt es unterschiedliche Breakout-Räume (auf Deutsch) – einen davon für Hamburger Interessierte unter dem Titel „Doughnut4HH". Wie schaffen wir es, die Hamburger Politik vom Leitbild des Doughnut zu überzeugen? Was passiert schon in Berlin? Und wäre es nicht an der Zeit, eine „Hamburg Doughnut Coalition" zu gründen?
Der Breakout-Raum wird organisiert von der Projektgruppe Doughnut des Netzwerks hamburg.global (www.hamburg.global).
Weitere Breakout-Räume werden von der Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie (GWÖ) und AfS Interkultur e.V. angeboten. Wer für seine/ihre Kommune (oder seine/ihre Community) einen eigenen Breakout-Raum moderieren möchte, meldet sich bitte bei anmeldung@hamburg.global.

Anmeldung zur Veranstaltung am 16. März: tinyurl.com/doughnut4HH

Kategorien: Hamburg

Europa in der Welt: 25 Jahre ASEM

Europa-Union Hamburg - 2. März 2021 - 18:00
Eine Zwischenbilanz zur EU-Asien-Kooperation
Kategorien: Hamburg

Neue Technologie erzeugt grüne Energie aus UV-Licht – mithilfe von Food Waste

reset - vor 3 Stunden 27 Minuten
Ein 27-Jähriger hat eine neue Technologie erfunden, die Lebensmittelabfälle nutzt, um UV-Licht in sauberen Strom umzuwandeln, sogar ohne Sonnenlicht. Vor allem in Städten hat das AeREUS-System großes Potenzial.
Kategorien: Ticker

First vaccines delivered under global Covax scheme

EURACTIV.com - vor 3 Stunden 43 Minuten
Ghana became the first country to receive India-made vaccines from the global Covax scheme, paving the way for poorer nations to catch up with inoculation drives in wealthier parts of the world to stamp out the coronavirus pandemic.
Kategorien: english

Scaling up vaccination to save lives worldwide

EURACTIV.com - vor 4 Stunden 50 Minuten
It is time for Europe to show real vaccination solidarity to ensure that COVID vaccines are available to the Global South and COVAX in the volumes required and at cost price, write Udo Bullmann and Conny Reuter.
Kategorien: english

Regierung von Nepal will Mädchen und Frauen das Reisen verbieten / SOS-Kinderdörfer: Rechte der Mädchen stärken

Presseportal Afrika - vor 6 Stunden 34 Minuten
SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit [Newsroom]
Bhaktapur (ots) - Die Regierung von Nepal will ein neues Gesetz erlassen, das Frauen unter 40 Jahren Reisen in den Mittleren Osten oder nach Afrika verbietet, sofern sie nicht die Genehmigung ihrer Familie und der lokalen Regierung haben. Das geben ... Lesen Sie hier weiter...
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10 Jahre Krieg in Syrien## CARE-Report warnt vor Hungerkrise besonders für Frauen

epo.de - vor 11 Stunden 4 Minuten

Bonn. - Knapp zehn Jahre nach Ausbruch des Kriegs in Syrien liegt das Land in Trümmern und elf Millionen Menschen benötigen humanitäre Hilfe. Die Hilfsorganisation CARE weist auf die dramatische Nahrungskrise hin: Lebensmittelpreise in Syrien sind allein im vergangenen Jahr um 236 Prozent gestiegen und heute 29-mal teurer als vor Beginn des Kriegs. Darunter leiden Frauen, die inzwischen jedem fünften Haushalt in Syrien alleine vorstehen, besonders. Dies belegt auch der aktuelle CARE-Report "If we don't work, we don't eat". CARE fordert daher, dass vor allem Frauen in Syrien Unterstützung erhalten. Nur so könnten sie sich und ihrer Familie in Zukunft eine unabhängige Lebensgrundlage schaffen.

Figures of the week: Africa’s infrastructure paradox

Brookings - 24. Februar 2021 - 23:54

By Leo Holtz, Chris Heitzig

Poor infrastructure continues to hinder economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. Moreover, according to a recent publication by McKinsey and Company, the region’s attempts to address these gaps have often resulted in infrastructure projects that never move beyond the planning stages. More specifically, the McKinsey report finds that, although international investors have sufficient appetite and capital to fund African infrastructure projects, “80 percent of infrastructure projects fail at the feasibility and business-planning stage.” The authors describe this phenomenon as “Africa’s infrastructure paradox,” where, in the midst of high demand for projects, sufficient supply of capital and investors, and voluminous potential projects, there is insufficient investment in infrastructure projects within the region.

One of the biggest gaps for sub-Saharan Africa is in access to reliable electricity—a more pressing problem than ever due to growing reliance on technology for remote work and learning in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, McKinsey finds that more than two-thirds of the global population without electricity is in sub-Saharan Africa (Figure 1)—though there is significant heterogeneity within the region, with countries in the south and west better connected than those in central Africa and Somalia. Notably, sub-Saharan Africa is not only behind in access itself, but is also falling behind in closing that gap: For example, despite having roughly similar population sizes, India expanded access to electricity to an additional 100 million people in 2018. In contrast, sub-Saharan Africa only expanded access to 20 million people. Given McKinsey also forecasts that African demand for electricity will quadruple from 2010 to 2040, the need for improved electricity infrastructure will only grow in the coming years.

Figure 1. Africa’s share of the global population without electricity by region

Source: McKinsey and Company, Solving Africa’s infrastructure paradox, 2020.

In order to close Africa’s infrastructure gap, the authors predict that infrastructure investment as a share of GDP must rise to 4.5 percent from the approximately 3.5 percent that has persisted since 2000. To achieve this goal, the authors write, annual investment in infrastructure must double between 2015 and 2025, manifesting in $150 billion in 2025. Though rising debt-to-GDP ratios for African governments may limit sovereign spending on infrastructure, the authors note that the appetite of international investors for African infrastructure projects remains promising.

While a significant share of current investment in African infrastructure is dominated by China, Figure 2, which shows McKinsey’s estimate of the composition of potential international investors by location and type, implies that other players look to be getting into the game. The United States comprises the lion’s share of the appetite for African investment, accounting for 38 percent of the investment potential’s country of origin. Trailing by a wide margin is the United Arab Emirates, China, and the United Kingdom. The types of international investors are more evenly split between government agencies, private and public pensions, investment companies, and banks. The McKinsey analysis estimates that these international investors could unlock $550 billion in assets under management for African infrastructure projects.

Figure 2. The composition of potential international funding for African infrastructure projects

Source: McKinsey and Company, Solving Africa’s infrastructure paradox, 2020.

The volume and value of current African infrastructure projects is immense: McKinsey estimates that $2.5 trillion in active projects will be completed by 2025. However, the authors warn that not all of those projects come to fruition, as more than 50 percent remain in the feasibility stage of development.

Indeed, the success rate of completing infrastructure projects in the region remains low (Figure 3). Along the project pipeline stages, there is a precipitous drop-off in project progression. As such, only 20 percent of projects survive the feasibility and planning stage, and only half of those projects achieve financial close. In other words, as the authors write, only 10 percent of all projects become realized.

Figure 3. Infrastructure project pipeline success rate by stages

Source: McKinsey and Company, Solving Africa’s infrastructure paradox, 2020.

The authors suggest six reasons for the low success rate of these infrastructure projects, each stemming from market failures within early stages of project development:

  1. Limited deal pipeline or selection of low-impact projects
  2. Weak feasibility study and business plan
  3. Delays in obtaining licenses, approvals, and permits
  4. Inability to agree on risk allocations
  5. Inability to secure offtake agreements and guarantees
  6. Poor program delivery

In order to resolve Africa’s infrastructure paradox, the authors outline a critical need for governments and multilateral development institutions to expand the flow of private-sector financing into more commercially viable assets, reallocate government financing away from the most commercially viable assets to avoid crowding out the private sector, and bolster collaboration and partnership with multilateral and national financial institutions. Implementing reforms aimed at facilitating capital inflow, the authors say, will enable governments to magnify the funding for the substantial pipeline of projects, strengthen resolve to overcome crippling market failures at early stages of project development, and overshadow the lingering unmet infrastructure needs due to a history of underinvestment in the region.

For more on building African infrastructure, read “The road ahead for fixing Africa’s infrastructure deficit” and “Figures of the week: Infrastructure quality in Africa is stagnating.”

For more on financing African infrastructure development, read “Financing African infrastructure through pension funds,” “Figures of the week: Africa’s infrastructure needs are an investment opportunity,” and “Closing the financing gap for African energy infrastructure: Trends, challenges, and opportunities.”

      
Kategorien: english

The Other Universals Consortium and CODESRIA invite you to a discussion with Professor Mahmood Mamdani about his new book: Neither Settler Nor Native: The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities

CODESRIA - 24. Februar 2021 - 23:33

The Other Universals Consortium and CODESRIA invite you to a webinar with Professor Mahmood Mamdani about his new book ''Neither Settler Nor Native: The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities.''

Save the Date! 15 March 2021!

TOP 3 Vereinbarte Debatte zur Afrikapolitik

#Bundestag - 24. Februar 2021 - 23:33
211. Sitzung vom 24.02.2021, TOP 3 Vereinbarte Debatte zur Afrikapolitik

Nein zu FDP-Antrag zur Unterstützung von Mali

#Bundestag - 24. Februar 2021 - 23:33
Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung/Ausschuss Der Entwicklungsausschuss hat am Mittwochmorgen einen Antrag der FDP-Fraktion abgelehnt, in dem diese die Bundesregierung auffordert, den politischen Übergangsprozess in Mali konstruktiv zu begleiten.

Can agriculture be Ethiopia’s growth engine?

Brookings - 24. Februar 2021 - 23:10

By Heinz Strubenhoff

Ethiopia is a net exporter of agriculture commodities. However, the low level of industrialized agriculture means that the country exports very little higher value processed food. Despite strong growth in manufacturing, agriculture remains the biggest export earner. Eighty percent of all export revenues of the country and 21 percent of total government revenues stem from the export of agri-products. However, only 1 percent of exported agri-products are in processed form. Agri-exports are dominated by unprocessed commodities while imports primarily comprise processed foods that are growing faster than exports.

The reason for this imbalance is related to urbanization. Over the last 25 years, populations in cities tripled from less than 8 million in 1995 to around 25 million today—leading to growing demand for processed food that domestic producers cannot supply yet. Urban consumers—a rising middle class—buy imported food products at relatively high prices. To satisfy this growing domestic demand and to diversify exports, one would expect a significant supply reaction with increasing investments in the food industry. However, this has not happened at scale yet. There are three main constraints that the government needs to address to enhance investment into the domestic food industry:

  1. Unleash the potential of the private sector.
  2. Promote access to finance and mobile money solutions.
  3. Promote market integration, commercialization, and scale.

The urgency of reforms shows the rapidly decreasing agri-food trade surplus. Without higher growth in the domestic food industry, the trade surplus will soon fade away even with further growing exports of raw products.

First, Ethiopia needs to unleash the potential of the private sector. The sugar sector is a striking example: While there have been large public investments in sugar processing and cane supply over the last 15 years, sugar production has stagnated and sugar cane yields have declined. The government rightly considers privatization of sugar factories a priority to improve sugar sector performance and prepared a new sugar law to attract international investors.

Figure 2. Performance of the state-dominated sugar sector

Source: FAO-STAT

A dominant presence of state-owned enterprises and state-owned banks led to huge productivity losses and creates distortions for private finance and investments. The financial sector is dominated by two state-owned banks with about half of total banking sector assets. State-owned enterprises have increasingly crowded out the private sector with the share of state-owned credit in total outstanding domestic credit surging from 14 percent in 2007 to almost 60 percent in 2018.

Second, Ethiopia needs to improve access to finance for farmers and agribusinesses. This includes mobile money solutions and the improvement of the digital infrastructure through telecoms privatization. Access to finance constraints is particularly evident in the agriculture sector that is the backbone of the Ethiopian economy. It is estimated that less than 20 percent of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia have access to financial services and according to the National Bank of Ethiopia only 4.9 percent of the total outstanding credit went to the agriculture sector in 2018. At the same time, the International Finance Corporation estimated that financing seasonal working capital for cereals only (barley, maize, teff, wheat) approximately $3 billion is required annually.

Commercial banks are mainly focusing on urban clients with limited knowledge and experience of rural clients. Capacity building for financial institutions trying to offer solutions in primary agriculture and agribusiness would be a precondition for more lending (training of credit officers in assessing sector risks, agri-benchmarking, and IT solutions). To reduce transaction costs, mobile money solutions and enhanced digital infrastructure will be crucial to reach smallholders in remote areas.

Developing the business enabling environment around post-harvest and inventory financing models as private sector processing increases creates interesting opportunities for commercial banks. However, as the finance gap in agriculture and the food industry is large it will be challenging for domestic banks to offer sufficient credit. Selective attraction of foreign banks for agribusiness finance may help to close the finance gap. Opening of the leasing sector is a good example.

Third, Ethiopia needs to promote market integration, commercialization and scale. Current production is primarily for subsistence and small scale with limited incentives for commercialization. A major reason is the tedious and informal land acquisition procedure. Investment promotion in rural areas starts with better and transparent procedures for access to farmland. Investors in the food industry wish to manage at least parts of their raw material supplies internally before they engage in outgrower schemes with smallholder farmers.

To increase the level of productivity in crop and livestock production, private input dealer networks need to be encouraged to enhance competition. This will improve the availability and quality of fertilizer, seeds, plant protection products, and animal feed. The government can support investments with better access to land, land leasing procedures, and industry standards.

For sophisticated value chains in horticulture, attraction of foreign investors to improve scale and competition is crucial. The success of the flower industry is a good example. Also, the opening of food retailing to improve the range of available food products and reduce food inflation will make a difference.

Currently, weak supply chains, particularly for non-export commodities like teff, wheat, and maize need improvement, for example, support of farmers’ groups to improve storage, quality, marketing, and linkage with the food industry. Investment promotion may focus on cold supply chains for the commercialization of perishable horticulture and meat and dairy products complemented by investments in fast growing cereals and oil seeds processing industries.

      
Kategorien: english

Pädagogin/Pädagoge mit interkulturellen Kompetenzen (Frankfurt)

epojobs - 24. Februar 2021 - 23:00


PROBONO Schulpartnerschaften für Eine Welt e.V. sucht

Pädagogin / Pädagogen mit interkulturellen Kompetenzen


PROBONO engagiert sich seit 2004 für die Verbesserung der Schulbildung in Ostafrika. Wir kooperieren mit rund 30 Schulen in Tansania, Uganda und Kenia, um die Lern- und Lebensbedingungen dort nachhaltig zu verbessern. Damit steigern wir die Bildungserfolge, bekämpfen Armut und eröffnen Kindern und Jugendlichen bessere Zukunftsperspektiven.
Im Rahmen von Nord-Süd-Schulpartnerschaften setzen sich Tausende Schülerinnen und Schüler in Deutschland mit uns für Projekte an unseren ostafrikanischen Partnerschulen ein. Damit fördern wir nicht nur Schulbildung, sondern auch interkulturelles Lernen und Verstehen.

Gemeinsam mit den deutschen Schulen konnte PROBONO in den letzten 17 Jahren zahlreiche Schulgebäude in Tansania, Uganda und Kenia bauen sowie Bücher und Unterrichtsmaterialien anschaffen. Seit sieben Jahren widmet sich PROBONO in Kooperation mit einer tansanischen Universität auch der Fortbildung von tansanischen Lehrkräften im Rahmen eines systematischen Lehrerfortbildungsprogramms. Zudem engagieren wir uns gemeinsam mit lokalen Partnerorganisationen für eine Stärkung der Kinderrechte sowie für die Förderung einer Lesekultur an Schulen in Tansania. Neu ist ein Entrepreneurship-Programm, das Schülerinnen und Schülern an weiterführenden Schulen betriebswirtschaftliches Basis-Wissen vermittelt und sie dazu anleitet, in kleinen Schülerfirmen erste unternehmerische Erfahrungen zu sammeln. Darüber hinaus berät und unterstützt PROBONO bei Dialogprojekten und Schülerreisen, die das gemeinsame Arbeiten der Schülerinnen und Schüler in Deutschland und Afrika an globalen Themen ermöglichen und das Verständnis für die fremde Kultur vertiefen. Weitere Informationen über PROBONO finden Sie unter www.probono-oneworld.de.

Für unser Büro in Frankfurt suchen wir ab sofort eine Kollegin / einen Kollegen mit einer wöchentlichen Arbeitszeit von ca. 5 bis 10 Stunden.


Ihre Aufgaben:

  • Beratung bei Dialogprojekten zwischen deutschen und ostafrikanischen Schulen
  • Erarbeitung von Unterrichtsmaterialien für beide Schulpartner im Bereich des Globalen Lernens
  • Unterstützung unseres Freiwilligen Programms
  • Ggf. Unterstützung unserer Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Social-Media-Aktivitäten


Ihr Profil:

  • Pädagogische und didaktische Kenntnisse mit Berufserfahrung
  • Interkulturelle Kenntnisse, ggf. Erfahrung in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
  • Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse
  • Sehr gute schriftliche und mündliche Kommunikationsfähigkeit
  • Eigenverantwortliches Arbeiten, Flexibilität, hohe Teamfähigkeit


Haben Sie Interesse? Dann senden Sie bitte Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen (Anschreiben, Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse, Gehaltsvorstellung) in einer PDF-Datei an: PROBONO Schulpartnerschaften für Eine Welt e.V.
Andrea Alleker-Fendel, T: 069-297215-10, E-Mail: a.alleker-fendel@probono-oneworld.de

Kategorien: Jobs

Projekt-Manager/in (Frankfurt)

epojobs - 24. Februar 2021 - 23:00


PROBONO Schulpartnerschaften für Eine Welt e.V. sucht

Projekt-Manager/in


PROBONO engagiert sich seit 2004 für die Verbesserung der Schulbildung in Ostafrika. Wir kooperieren mit rund 30 Schulen in Tansania, Uganda und Kenia, um die Lern- und Lebensbedingungen dort nachhaltig zu verbessern. Damit steigern wir die Bildungserfolge, bekämpfen Armut und eröffnen Kindern und Jugendlichen bessere Zukunftsperspektiven.
Im Rahmen von Nord-Süd-Schulpartnerschaften setzen sich Tausende Schülerinnen und Schüler in Deutschland mit uns für Projekte an unseren ostafrikanischen Partnerschulen ein. Damit fördern wir nicht nur Schulbildung, sondern auch interkulturelles Lernen und Verstehen.

Gemeinsam mit den deutschen Schulen konnte PROBONO in den letzten 17 Jahren zahlreiche Schulgebäude in Tansania, Uganda und Kenia bauen sowie Bücher und Unterrichtsmaterialien anschaffen. Seit sieben Jahren widmet sich PROBONO in Kooperation mit einer tansanischen Universität auch der Fortbildung von tansanischen Lehrkräften im Rahmen eines systematischen Lehrerfortbildungsprogramms. Zudem engagieren wir uns gemeinsam mit lokalen Partnerorganisationen für eine Stärkung der Kinderrechte sowie für die Förderung einer Lesekultur an Schulen in Tansania. Neu ist ein Entrepreneurship-Programm, das Schülerinnen und Schülern an weiterführenden Schulen betriebswirtschaftliches Basis-Wissen vermittelt und sie dazu anleitet, in kleinen Schülerfirmen erste unternehmerische Erfahrungen zu sammeln. Darüber hinaus berät und unterstützt PROBONO bei Dialogprojekten und Schülerreisen, die das gemeinsame Arbeiten der Schülerinnen und Schüler in Deutschland und Afrika an globalen Themen ermöglichen und das Verständnis für die fremde Kultur vertiefen. Weitere Informationen über PROBONO finden Sie unter www.probono-oneworld.de.

Für unser Büro in Frankfurt suchen wir ab sofort eine Kollegin / einen Kollegen mit einer wöchentlichen Arbeitszeit von ca. 20 Stunden für den Arbeitsbereich

Projekt-Management.



Ihre Aufgaben:

  • Umsetzung, Kontrolle und Abrechnung eines vierjährigen Lehrerfortbildungsprogramms in Kooperation mit dem BMZ
  • Unterstützung des Projektpartners in Afrika bei der Projektdurchführung und -abrechnung
  • Erstellung jährlicher Rechenschaftsberichte für das BMZ und private Geldgeber
  • Betreuung von Schulpartnerschaften zwischen deutschen und ostafrikanischen Schulen
  • Ggf. Unterstützung von Fundraising- und PR-Aktivitäten


Ihr Profil:

  • Berufserfahrung in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und mit öffentlichen Anträgen (BMZ)
  • Pädagogische Kenntnisse sind willkommen
  • Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse
  • Sehr gute schriftliche und mündliche Kommunikationsfähigkeit
  • Eigenverantwortliches Arbeiten, Flexibilität, hohe Teamfähigkeit


Haben Sie Interesse? Dann senden Sie bitte Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen (Anschreiben, Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse, Gehaltsvorstellung) in einer PDF-Datei an: PROBONO Schulpartnerschaften für Eine Welt e.V.,
Andrea Alleker-Fendel, T: 069-297215-10, E-Mail: a.alleker-fendel@probono-oneworld.de

Kategorien: Jobs

Programme Manager (m/f/d) Yemen

epojobs - 24. Februar 2021 - 23:00

General information

Job location:
Aden, Yemen

Starting date:
As soon as possible

Vacancy closing date:
22 March 2021

Duration position:
3 years

Workhours:
Fulltime (40 hours)


We are here for our neighbours in need, who are suffering in this broken world.
ZOA, as an international NGO, supports people who have lost everything due to armed conflict or natural disaster. Together, we can come to their aid in emergencies and remain faithful to communities as they recover – providing new opportunities for them to help themselves again. The work of ZOA is coordinated from the Netherlands. We are active in multiple countries in Africa, South America, the Middle East Region, and Asia. We work with approximately 900 employees worldwide and with (local) partners. We invite you to join our team of committed colleagues.
            

ZOA is looking for a

Programme Manager Yemen


ZOA’s Programme in Yemen

ZOA started its work in Yemen in May 2021 as an emergency response. Currently the main focus of the programme is to support conflict affected communities in WASH, Food Security and Livelihood, Health and Nutrition. The program areas are both in northern and southern Yemen and include the following governorates: Sana’a, Hajjah, Al Mahwit, Hodeidah, Aden, Lahj and Al Dhale’e. Working alongside national partners and strengthening their capacity is an essential part of our programming.


Your challenge

The Programme Manager (PGM) is responsible for the realisation of project and programmatic goals within the organisational setting determined by internal and external preconditions in Yemen. Within the given program areas a number of Area Coordinators report to the PGM who works closely with them. In the midst of the ongoing urgent humanitarian response, ZOA is expanding its work to include recovery focusing mainly on WASH and FSL. The PGM is expected to be experienced in these sectors. Capacity building of national partner organizations are  also part of the PGM’s role. The investment in people by mentoring and passing on knowledge is of key importance. We are looking for a colleague who is creative and proactive, ready to work on a challenging assignment with extensive managerial responsibilities within a constantly changing context.


Your main tasks and responsibilities

Overall leadership and integral management responsibility for program management in a program area in Yemen.

Leadership and management

  • Responsible for all ZOA activities within programme areas;
  • Member of country management team;
  • Gender and conflict sensitive approach to team management and project activities under her/his responsibility;
  • Capacity building and supervision of implementing partners.


Programme Management

  • Development of the Programme plan for the respective programme areas, with annual review of needs for changes, based on ongoing context analysis and results of annual programme review;
  • Project Cycle management, including needs assessments, formulation of concept notes and proposals and budget;
  • Reporting - monthly and quarterly activity and financial reporting, including realization of activities versus budget utilisation; (Providing input to) narrative and financial donor reporting.


HR/admin/finance

  • Budget owner for projects implemented in programme areas;
  • Human Resource Management (at individual- and team level) for programme staff;
  • Implementation and monitoring of financial, personnel and security policies and procedures.



Your profile

Identity

  • The candidate is expected to fully support the vision and mission of ZOA.


Knowledge

  • Bachelor or Master degree in a humanitarian, development or other relevant field, with preferred experience in FSL (agriculture emphasis, cash based interventions and WASH.
  • Five to seven years of experience in development/humanitarian aid with a minimum of three years  field experience in a development country. Experience in the Middle East or fragile countries is an advantage.
  • Familiar with Project Cycle Management;
  • Good spoken and written command of English. Arabic is an advantage.


Skills

  • Command of operations;
  • Analytical & excellent writing skills;
  • Leadership, delegation and team building;
  • Effective in remote management when required;
  • Coaches, challenges and intentionally provides opportunities for growth.


Attitude

  • Flexibility and adaptability;
  • Ability to plan and implement complex programs;
  • Excellent negotiation and communications skills and ability to work with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Interpersonal skills and cross cultural sensitivity;
  • Able to meet deadlines under stressful circumstances in high pressure environment;
  • Sense of humour & compassionate.



Special conditions

  • This is not a family or accompanied post;
  • Rest and recuperation conditions apply for this post;
  • Field visits only upon permission of the country director.



We offer

ZOA offers you a challenging job, an inspiring and motivated team in the programme country, and good benefits and remuneration.


Do you need more information?

For more information about ZOA, please visit at our website www.zoa-international.com

If you have questions about this vacancy, you can contact Sandra Vogd, HR Advisor, email zoa.vacancies@zoa.ngo


Interested and you want to apply?

ZOA operates with an equal opportunities policy and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Qualified women and men, people of all nationalities, and cultural backgrounds, and candidates with disabilities are welcome to apply.

If you are interested in this position, please apply directly via our website:
https://www.zoa-international.com/vacancy/programme-manager-yemen/

CV’s of no more than 5 pages in length are appreciated.

Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment. It is our aim to inform all other candidates of their status in the recruitment process within 4 weeks after the vacancy has closed. A written test will be part of the recruitment procedure. Documents that do not match the profile above will not be considered. Internal candidates will have priority, in case of similar results.

Please provide at least 3 references related to your previous employment listed in the application. References of previous positions held should not be older than five years.

ZOA carries out background and reference checks for all candidates. As ZOA participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, all reference checks include a written questionnaire: the “Statement of Conduct”, which will be sent to past employers regarding Misconduct (such as sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment).

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Lead Auditorin / Auditor für Compliance-Kontrollen zu EU-Sorgfaltspflichten in Rohstofflieferketten (Hannover)

epojobs - 24. Februar 2021 - 23:00



Die BUNDESANSTALT FÜR GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE (BGR) sucht Sie zu sofort unbefristet als

Lead Auditorin / Auditor für Compliance-Kontrollen zu EU-Sorgfaltspflichten in Rohstofflieferketten


in der Deutschen Kontrollstelle EU-Sorgfaltspflichten in Rohstofflieferketten (DEKSOR)


Die sog. „EU-Konfliktmineraleverordnung“ (VO (EU) 2017/821) hat das Ziel, die Finanzierung von Konflikten durch Rohstoffhandel und damit assoziierte Verletzungen von Menschenrechten entlang der Lieferkette einzudämmen. Nachträgliche Compliance-Kontrollen der DEKSOR in der BGR – als verantwortliche nationale Behörde – sind von entscheidender Bedeutung, um sicherzustellen, dass die betroffenen deutschen EU-Importeure von Mineralen und Metallen den festgelegten Sorgfaltspflichten nachkommen.


Ihre Aufgaben:

  • Entwickeln, Organisieren und Durchführen der nationalen Kontrollverfahren zur EU-Verordnung bzgl. Sorgfaltspflichten in Rohstofflieferketten
  • Planen und Durchführen von nachträglichen Compliance-Kontrollen, inkl. Vor-Ort-Kontrollen gemäß MinRohSorgG
  • Prüfen und Feststellen von Mängeln bezüglich der Einhaltung der VO (EU) und Mitteilung der zu ergreifenden Abhilfemaßnahmen
  • Bewerten, ob Hütten und Raffinerien weltweit, die Teil der Lieferkette von Einführern sind, Systeme zur Erfüllung der Sorgfaltspflicht gemäß VO (EU) umsetzen
  • Dokumentation der Kontrollen, der zu ergreifenden Abhilfemaßnahmen sowie Nachverfolgung der Korrekturmaßnahmen und deren Wirksamkeit
  • Berichterstellung und Berichterstattung, u. a. an die EU-Kommission bzgl. Umsetzung der Verordnung
  • Information und Beratung der betroffenen Unternehmen
  • Analysieren und Aufbereiten der Ergebnisdaten
  • Erarbeiten von Empfehlungen zur Optimierung und Weiterentwickeln des risikobasierten Kontrollsystems


Ihr Profil:

Sie haben ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium (Master oder gleichwertig) einer natur-, wirtschafts-, rechts-, ingenieurwissenschaftlichen oder vergleichbaren Fachrichtung.

Das erwarten wir von Ihnen:

  • Qualifikation als Auditor (z. B. ISO 19011, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, SA 8000)
  • Berufserfahrung in der Planung und Durchführung von Audits
  • Erfahrungen auf dem Gebiet des Lieferketten-, Qualitäts- und / oder Umweltmanagements bzw. Standardmanagements in Unternehmen
  • Ausgeprägte Team- und Kommunikationsfähigkeit
  • Fähigkeit zu selbstständigem Arbeiten und Eigeninitiative
  • Ausgeprägte Organisationsfähigkeit und Fähigkeit zu ergebnisorientiertem Arbeiten
  • Reisebereitschaft (deutschlandweit, ca. 2x / Monat, 1-2-tägig)
  • Deutschkenntnisse (vergleichbar Level C1 GeR) sowie gutes mündliches und schriftliches Ausdrucksvermögen
  • Englischkenntnisse (vergleichbar Level B1 GeR)


Idealerweise bringen Sie mit:

  • Berufserfahrung bei einer (Bundes-)Behörde oder einer Ressortforschungseinrichtung des Bundes
  • Abgeschlossene Ausbildung zum / zur (Lead-)Auditor/-in
  • Mehrjährige Erfahrungen im Bereich der Wirtschaftsprüfung oder Auditierung
  • Kenntnisse relevanter Due-Diligence Anforderungen und / oder zur Zertifizierung mineralischer Rohstoffe o. a. Rohstofflieferketten
  • Kenntnisse in der mineralischen Rohstoffwirtschaft, vorzugsweise bezüglich Metallen (Zinn, Tantal, Wolfram, Gold)
  • Kenntnisse in der Administration und Entwicklung relationaler Datenbanksysteme, vorzugsweise MS SQL-Server und MS Access


Wir bieten Ihnen:

  • Verantwortungsvolle und abwechslungsreiche Tätigkeiten am Standort Hannover
  • Eingruppierung nach Entgeltgruppe 13 TV EntgO Bund
  • Beamtinnen und Beamte bis zur Besoldungsgruppe A 13 können sich ebenfalls bewerben
  • Einen Arbeitsplatz, der auch teilzeitgeeignet ist
  • Flexible Arbeitszeitmodelle
  • Ein kontinuierliches Angebot an Fort- und Weiterbildung


Bewerbungen von Menschen aller Nationalitäten, unabhängig von ihrer Herkunft, Geschlecht, ihrer Religion oder Weltanschauung, einer Behinderung, ihres Alters oder sexuellen Identität sind willkommen. Kommunikationssprache ist Deutsch. Die BGR verfolgt zudem das Ziel der beruflichen Gleichstellung von Frauen und Männern. Bewerbungen von Frauen begrüßen wir daher besonders. Weiterhin ist die BGR bestrebt, den Anteil schwerbehinderter Menschen zu erhöhen, sie werden daher bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.

Ihre Bewerbung mit aussagekräftigen Unterlagen (einschließlich Ihrer Zeugnisse und Qualifizierungsnachweise) richten Sie bitte, wenn möglich per E-Mail, bis zum 17.03.2021 unter Angabe der Stellenausschreibungsnummer B 14/21 und des Kennwortes „DEKSOR – Lead Auditor“ an die folgende E-Mail-Adresse:

jobs@bgr.de


Nähere Hinweise zu unserer Einrichtung finden Sie im Internet unter www.bgr.bund.de

Telefonische Auskünfte erteilt Herr Matthias Baier unter der Telefonnummer 0511/643-2069.

Die BGR interessiert sich dafür, über welches Medium Sie Kenntnis von dieser Stellenausschreibung bekommen haben. Bitte geben Sie daher an, wo Sie auf diese Stellenausschreibung zuerst aufmerksam geworden sind.

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Project Manager (m/f/d) Civic Engagement and Advocacy (Ukraine)

epojobs - 24. Februar 2021 - 23:00



Project Manager (m/f/d)


in Odesa, Ukraine


We are looking for a Project Manager (m/f/d) for our office in Odesa, Ukraine starting from 01.06.2021


Our profile

Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst e.V. (forumZFD - Forum Civil Peace Service) supports people involved in violent conflicts on the path to peace and strives to help overcome war and violence. forumZFD is currently working with peace consultants in Germany, as well as ten other countries in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. Its Academy for Conflict Transformation offers a learning space for professional, international peace work. Through dialogue events, educational work and campaigns, forumZFD actively advocates for civil peace policy. forumZFD is recognized by the German federal government as a member of the Civil Peace Service (CPS) consortium. It finances its work through public and private grants, donations and membership fees.

forumZFD’s programme in Ukraine was commenced in 2017 and operates through its programme offices in Kyiv and Odesa. The programme focuses on four interconnected areas: Systemic conflict transformation through tailored organisational capacity development; work towards more inclusive historical remembrance; strengthening of social cohesion; as well as support of sustainable conflict transformation approaches based on trust and cooperation between different civil society actors. Therefore, we work with a broad range of local actors, such as civil society and grassroots organisations, experts, academia, national and local authorities, art community and individuals involved in peace and conflict transformation efforts.


Your tasks and responsibilities

The overall objective of the assignment is to provide ongoing support to forumZFD civil society partners, artists, academia and activists to foster positive civic engagement in Odesa and the neighbouring regions in Ukraine. The Project Manager, Civic Engagement and Advocacy will be responsible for  day-to-day management of the civil society engagement project activities, which will include capacity building and training for conflict mitigation, civic education, and advocacy components.

The Project Manager will engage with forumZFD partners and provide mentorship to spark civic participation through focusing attention on emerging social concerns and conflicts in the country and in the process prompting action by the citizenry.

Specific tasks include:

  • Identify potentially powerful social change collaboration campaigns/projects and in close cooperation with local partners conceptualize and implement forumZFD’s project activities in the field of Civic Engagement and Advocacy.
  • Provide technical expertise to build the capacities of local CSOs and other partners for conflict mitigation, civic education, and advocacy
  • Support civil society engagement with the peace and conflict transformation processes pertinent to Odesa region and the wider Ukraine
  • Provide technical assistance for civic education and public campaigns to support engagement with processes pertaining to peace, conflicts at community level and other socially important issues outlined in forumZFD Programme Strategy and those raised by partners.
  • Participate in formation of meaningful collaborations/coalitions with like-minded organizations, national experts and activists.
  • In charge of the communication, messaging and development of social change narrative through use of new media.
  • Maintain regular communication with communities, local and regional state institutions, local NGOs, as well as national and international experts to ensure their active participation and support of the project's objectives and activities and to strengthen local and regional capacities for dialogue by fostering the exchange of experience and expertise;
  • Frequently visit local partners to consult in the implementation of project activities;
  • Manage the administrative and financial aspects of the project activities;
  • Liaise with donors, international organizations, and government actors, as needed
  • Work in collaboration with project managers and programmatic staff supporting other components of forumZFD programme in Ukraine.

 

Your profile

  • A degree in social sciences, peace and conflict studies, or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in civic engagement and education activities, advocacy, civil society, community organizing, institutional development or related technical areas.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying methods of nonviolent/civil conflict transformation, in a conflict and/or post-conflict setting.
  • Experience in civil society outreach, relationships and partnerships building in advancing organizational mission and recognizing opportunities for collaboration.
  • Solid understanding of project cycle management and demonstrated experience in policy and advocacy work.
  • Excellent written and spoken command of English, including the ability to write high-quality written outputs, good knowledge of Ukrainian and/ or Russian is desirable but not a must.
  • Strong intercultural sensitivity and ability to work in a team; strong ability to think strategically and conceptually.
  • Willingness to travel frequently within Ukraine.
  • Driving license and experience.
  • Citizenship of an EU-member country is required for this position.



Our offer

We offer an attractive position with responsibilities for a minimum of two years in a growing organization (preparation courses, followed by at least two years’ work within the project with the option of extension). As the position is based on the German Development Aid Workers Act (EhfG), it is restricted to citizens of the EU. The position is remunerated according to the provisions of this law, including comprehensive social security benefits and financial reintegration assistance upon return. We also offer participation in qualification and professional development courses (among others, at forumZFD’s Academy for Conflict Transformation), a project-based preparation, regular coaching and, where appropriate, participation in a language course.

As a project manager working for forumZFD, you will work within the innovative field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding through contributing your ideas and skills.


Start of assignment

Ideally, you are available to start working on 1st of June 2021 (preparation courses, followed by at least three years contract with the option of extension).


Your application

Please apply online at https://www.forumzfd.de/en/jobs (letter of motivation and CV), latest by 28th of March 2021.

An online selection process is planned to be scheduled for mid April 2021. In case of any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Anneli Droste at droste@forumZFD.de

Please find further information about our organisation and our assignments online at www.forumZFD.de. This job advertisement as well as further employment postings can be viewed at www.forumZFD.de/jobs

We are looking forward to your application!

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Project Manager (m/f/d) Community Conflict Transformation (Ukraine)

epojobs - 24. Februar 2021 - 23:00



Project Manager (m/f/d)


in Odesa, Ukraine

We are looking for a Project Manager (m/f/d) for our office in Odesa, Ukraine
starting from 01.06.2021


Our profile

Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst e.V. (forumZFD - Forum Civil Peace Service) supports people involved in violent conflicts on the path to peace and strives to help overcome war and violence. forumZFD is currently working with peace consultants in Germany, as well as ten other countries in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. Its Academy for Conflict Transformation offers a learning space for professional, international peace work. Through dialogue events, educational work and campaigns, forumZFD actively advocates for civil peace policy. forumZFD is recognized by the German federal government as a member of the Civil Peace Service (CPS) consortium. It finances its work through public and private grants, donations and membership fees.

The forumZFD programme in Ukraine was commenced in 2017 and operates through its programme offices in Kyiv and Odesa. The programme focuses on four interconnected areas: Systemic conflict transformation through tailored organisational capacity development; work towards more inclusive historical remembrance; strengthening of social cohesion; as well as support of sustainable conflict transformation approaches based on trust and cooperation between different civil society actors. Therefore, we work with a broad range of local actors, such as civil society and grassroots organisations, experts, academia, national and local authorities, art community and individuals involved in peace and conflict transformation efforts.


Your tasks and responsibilities

The overall objective of the assignment is to support forumZFD partners, local communities and relevant authorities, as well as other key actors to effectively and sustainably manage and transform local conflicts. As a Project Manager you will be responsible for planning, implementing, impact monitoring and financial controlling of project activities focusing on enabling local communities and relevant institutions to acquire skills in peaceful conflict transformation in Odesa and the neighbouring regions in Ukraine.    

Specific tasks include:

  • In close cooperation with partner organisations conceptualize and implement forumZFD’s project activities in the field of capacity development of local communities and relevant institutions geared towards sustainable conflict transformation at community level;
  • Identify the needs of local communities, relevant institutions and NGOs on local level, including training needs and assist in organising trainings and consultations related to negotiation, dialogue, consensus building, conflict analysis, communication/advocacy, and peacebuilding strategies;
  • Maintain regular communication with communities, local and regional state institutions, local NGOs, as well as national and international experts to ensure their active participation and support of the project's objectives and activities and to strengthen local and regional capacities for dialogue by fostering the exchange of experience and expertise;
  • Frequent visits to local partners to consult in the implementation of project activities;
  • Manage the administrative and financial aspects of the project activities;
  • Fulfil internal standards and procedures for project planning, monitoring, and reporting;
  • Contribute to the further development of the forumZFD programme in Ukraine.

 
Your profile

  • A degree in social sciences, peace and conflict studies, or other relevant discipline and a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in applying methods of nonviolent/civil conflict transformation, in a conflict and/or post-conflict setting;
  • Strong analytical skills, with experience in conceptualizing/leading conflict and its intersection with good governance activities;
  • Project management experience, coupled with some knowledge of PME methods and processes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with approaches to addressing “inclusion” issues, including issues affecting women and girls, ethnic minorities, and other vulnerable groups.
  • Experience in designing concepts for and facilitating trainings, workshops and other events involving diverse partners and stakeholders;
  • Excellent written and spoken command of English, including the ability to write high-quality written outputs, good knowledge of Ukrainian and/ or Russian is desirable;
  • Strong intercultural sensitivity and ability to work in a team; strong ability to think strategically and conceptually;
  • Willingness to travel frequently within Ukraine;
  • Driving license and experience;
  • Citizenship of an EU-member country is required for this position.


Our offer

We offer an attractive position with responsibilities for a minimum of two years in a growing organization (preparation courses, followed by at least two years’ work within the project with the option of extension). As the position is based on the German Development Aid Workers Act (EhfG), it is restricted to citizens of the EU. The position is remunerated according to the provisions of this law, including comprehensive social security benefits and financial reintegration assistance upon return. We also offer participation in qualification and professional development courses (among others, at forumZFD’s Academy for Conflict Transformation), a project-based preparation, regular coaching and, where appropriate, participation in a language course.
As a project manager working for forumZFD, you will work within the innovative field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding through contributing your ideas and skills.


Start of assignment

Please apply online at https://www.forumzfd.de/en/jobs (letter of motivation and CV), latest by 28th of March 2021.

An online selection process is planned to be scheduled for mid April 2021. In case of any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Anneli Droste at droste@forumZFD.de

Please find further information about our organisation and our assignments online at www.forumZFD.de.  This job advertisement as well as further employment postings can be viewed at www.forumZFD.de/jobs.

We are looking forward to your application!

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