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Job title: GIS Digital Specialist
Reports to: Chief of Party, USAID Religious and Ethnic Minorities Activity (REMA)
Start date: ASAP
Length: 3 months
Location: Flexible with work visits to Marrakech

 

Description

The GIS Digital Specialist shall primarily work on the USAID Religious and Ethnic Minorities Activity (REMA), which is implemented by the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) and its partners in Morocco. REMA collaboratively develops and pioneers a unique intercultural approach to the participatory and educational preservation of Morocco’s identity heritage. It is implemented in five key locations of renowned significance to both Jewish and Christian heritage in Morocco,  inclusive of former and current residents of all faiths and backgrounds. The program aims to engage local communities in Morocco to capture, preserve, and transmit their collective memories in order for them to take ownership in the vitalization of their own histories, identities, and futures.

The GIS Digital Specialist works closely with the Director of Advocacy & Engagement, Field Coordinators and other REMA program staff for the archiving and mapping of data, photos, videos, stories, and publications. The Digital Specialist should be specialized in historical archiving in order to apply geospatial methods using geographic monitoring and evaluation. They ensure that the GIS tools, whether purchased or publicly available, analyze and produce geographic data that is permissible for submission and use by USAID and other U.S. agencies.

In this role, the GIS Digital Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Managing and coordinating Activity Location Data between Field Coordinators and sub-grantees in Morocco for the collection and submission of Activity Location Data and Location of Intended Beneficiaries (according to USAID requirements);
  • Ensure the timely collection, analysis and production of program mapping and archiving of program activities and outputs, anticipating and troubleshooting challenges and mitigating and responding to identified risks;
  • Maintain regular communication with Field Coordinators, providing specific data collection and mapping methods and tools when needed, ensuring the standards of both geographic detail and activity location data collection are met;
  • Develop, monitor and synthesize activity location data submission method and frequency, which must be submitted twice annually as part of the 2nd Annual Quarterly Performance (January 2022) and the Annual Report (July 2022);
  • Maintain ongoing data collection and activities report during each quarter;
  • Proactively identify and formulate creative ways to archive and map photos, videos, materials, stories and publications to be included in a repository at the National Archives of Morocco;
  • Add at least 500+ unique files digitized in a virtual space and accessible to people across Morocco and the globe;
  • Comply with all policies, procedures and requirements listed in the HAF Employee Handbook.

Candidate Profile

  • At least 3 years of experience with Geographic Data Analysis and processing, mapping, archiving and presenting geographic data files, images/video, materials, stories, publications;
  • High working proficiency in English required; proficiency in Arabic and/or French preferred;
  • Proven ability to work with with programming languages in various Mapping and Archiving softwares (i.e., ArcGIS, QGS, etc.);
  • Knowledge of common workplace softwares (i.e., Microsoft Suite, Google Suite);
  • Comfortable working remotely and traveling frequently, potentially in rural areas throughout Morocco;
  • Proven experience and interest working with cultural heritage, restoration, or other research projects;
  • Experience in a managerial position;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and facilitation skills.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to heritage@highatlasfoundation.org no later than January 20, 2022.

Titre du poste :             Directrice de Programme
Heures de travail:        40 heures
Emplacement:              La Région de Beni Mellal Khnifra

 

HAF’s MISSION

La Fondation du Haut Atlas est une association marocaine et corporation américaine 501 (c) à but non- lucratif fondée en 2000 par des anciens volontaires du Corps de la Paix engagés dans la promotion du développement durable. HAF soutient les communautés marocaines dans la mise en œuvre des initiatives de développement humain. HAF promeut l’agriculture biologique, l’autonomisation des femmes, le développement des jeunes, l’éducation et la santé. Depuis 2011, HAF a le statut de consultant auprès du Conseil économique et social des Nations Unies.

HAF se consacre aux initiatives locales que les bénéficiaires communautaires déterminent et gèrent :

Une agriculture durable : Pépinières d’arbres fruitiers et de plantes médicinales sauvages, efficacité de l’irrigation, certification biologique, renforcement des compétences techniques, séquestration du carbone et commercialisation.
L’éducation : Infrastructures scolaires, jardins et protection de l’environnement
Santé : Gestion propre de l’eau potable et des déchets
Renforcement du pouvoir des femmes et des jeunes : Découverte de soi, droits de la personne et développement coopératif
Renforcement des capacités : Planification participative et gestion participative des projets, de l’organisation et de l’environnement

Contexte du poste:

En partenariat entre la fondation de Haut Atlas et Union Européenne concerne « Appui à La stratégie Nationale d’Alphabétisation, dans le but de promouvoir des techniques innovantes d’alphabétisation pour 20 groupes (400 femmes) en milieu rural dans la région de Beni Mellah Khnifra

Résumé des responsabilités:

  • Superviser et travailler avec les partenaires de projets en vue de l’implémentation ‘élaboration, et de l’évaluation de projet, y compris le soutien administratif et sur le terrain.
  • Travailler en étroite collaboration avec les bailleurs de fonds, les partenaires, les parties prenantes et les membres de la FHA concernant les activités des projets.
  • Organiser et planifier des ateliers, des réunions participatifs, de planification et techniques avec les parties prenantes et les membres des communautés, la société civile, les établissements d’enseignement et le gouvernement, ou d’autres bénéficiaires, selon les besoins, pour atteindre les buts et objectifs des programmes.
  • Superviser le travail du staff des projets pour atteindre les buts et objectifs de programme.
  • Superviser les activités liées au travail sur le terrain, y compris la collecte des données, le suivi, la participation de la communauté et des partenaires et d’autres actions locales connexes pour atteindre les objectifs et les responsabilités du poste.
  • Voyagera au terrain pour faciliter les formations, réunions, et les activistes des projets.
  • Animation des ateliers de renforcement des capacités personnels Imagine, des ateliers participatifs, des formations techniques, et des sessions de suivi.
  • Gérer le budget et les dépenses liés au projet et fournir des rapports financiers.
  • Préparer et envoyer les rapports Narratives des projets a les bailleurs de fonds et soutiendra la programmation dans la région de Beni Mellal Khgnifra.
  • Rédiger des blogs, des articles, des contenus de médias sociaux et d’autres formes de communication afin d’informer les partenaires et le publique sur les activités des projets.
  • Maîtrise de la langue Tamazight, Arabe, Français, et Anglais
  • Maîtrise Word, Excel, et PowerPoint
  • 5 ans d’expérience dans le travail social et le travail avec la société civile
  • Vivre à Azilal

Pour postuler, veuillez envoyer CV à amina@highatlasfoundation.org avant le 7 Janvier 2022

S’il vous plaît, l’objet de l’e-mail que vous enverrez doit être « Poste de Directrice de Programme – Beni Mellal Khnifra Region »

Titre du poste :            Assistant de Directeur de Programme
Supervision par:         Directeur de Programme
Heures de travail:       40 heures
Emplacement:             La Région de Beni Mellal Khnifra

 

HAF’s MISSION

La Fondation du Haut Atlas est une association marocaine et corporation américaine 501 (c) à but non- lucratif fondée en 2000 par des anciens volontaires du Corps de la Paix engagés dans la promotion du développement durable. HAF soutient les communautés marocaines dans la mise en œuvre des initiatives de développement humain. HAF promeut l’agriculture biologique, l’autonomisation des femmes, le développement des jeunes, l’éducation et la santé. Depuis 2011, HAF a le statut de consultant auprès du Conseil économique et social des Nations Unies.

HAF se consacre aux initiatives locales que les bénéficiaires communautaires déterminent et gèrent :

Une agriculture durable : Pépinières d’arbres fruitiers et de plantes médicinales sauvages, efficacité de l’irrigation, certification biologique, renforcement des compétences techniques, séquestration du carbone et commercialisation.
L’éducation : Infrastructures scolaires, jardins et protection de l’environnement
Santé : Gestion propre de l’eau potable et des déchets
Renforcement du pouvoir des femmes et des jeunes : Découverte de soi, droits de la personne et développement coopératif
Renforcement des capacités : Planification participative et gestion participative des projets, de l’organisation et de l’environnement

Contexte du poste:

En partenariat entre la fondation de Haut Atlas et Union Européenne concerne « Appui à La stratégie Nationale d’Alphabétisation, dans le but de promouvoir des techniques innovantes d’alphabétisation pour 20 groupes (400 femmes) en milieu rural dans la région de Beni Mellal Khnifra

Résumé des responsabilités:

  1. Préparer et envoyer les rapports du terrain et des activités  au Directeur de Programme (DP),  et soutiendra la programmation dans la région de Beni Mellal Khnifra.
  2. Charge de la collecte et de l’analyse des données avec l’aide du spécialiste du suivi et de l’évaluation de la HAF.
  3. La gestion de la promotion des médias sociaux et de diverses autres initiatives de sensibilisation et de marketing.
  4. Voyagera avec le DP et le responsable de terrain pour coordonner et faciliter le renforcement des capacités et les activités d’alphabétisation, selon les besoins.
  5.  Animation des ateliers de renforcement des capacités personnels, des ateliers participatifs, des formations techniques et des sessions de suivi.
  6. Gérer le budget et les dépenses liés au projet et fournir les rapports en temps à (DP)
  7. Rédiger des blogs, des articles, des contenus de médias sociaux et d’autres formes de communication afin d’informer les partenaires et le publique sur les activités du projet.
  8. Aider à coordonner les événements spéciaux liés aux activités du projet.
  9. Maîtrise de la langue Tamazight, Arabe et du français, et un niveau moyen en Anglais
  10. Maîtrise Word, Excel, et PowerPoint
  11. 2 ans d’expérience dans le travail social et le travail avec la société civile
  12. Vivre à Azilal

Pour postuler, veuillez envoyer CV à amina@highatlasfoundation.org avant le 7 Janvier 2022

S’il vous plaît, l’objet de l’e-mail que vous enverrez doit être « Poste de Assistant de Directeur de Programme – Beni Mellal Khnifra Region »

Position Title:         Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Supervised by:       President of Operations

Work Hours:           40 hours

Location:                 Marrakech, Morocco

 

Basic Function of Position

Founded in 2000 by former U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers, the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) works to establish development projects in Morocco that local communities design and manage. A U.S. 501c3 nonprofit association and a Moroccan civil association, HAF uses a participatory approach that includes beneficiaries as active partners in every step of the development process, from prioritizing goals to project implementation and management to monitoring and evaluation. Key to this approach is the facilitation of community planning meetings where beneficiaries together determine the types of projects they want to undertake and create action plans, which are most often in the areas of fruit tree agriculture, clean drinking water, and women’s and girls’ income-generating cooperatives.

HAF has experienced exponential growth over the past two years and continues to grow, with the organization poised to increase its number of employees to nearly 100, up from 23 in 2019. HAF’s team is currently implementing programs across the development spectrum with financing and in partnership with Moroccan governmental agencies, U.S. donors such as USAID, the U.S. Embassy, the U.S. Forestry Service, and key private sector partners. As of January 2022, HAF will begin the implementation of its newest program with financing from the European Union in Morocco.

HAF announces the opening of the position of Chief Operating Officer, who will be a member of the senior management team responsible for achieving the strategic goals of the Foundation. The COO resides in Marrakech and has responsibilities in the critical areas of finance, operations, and development. The COO supervises HAF’s program staff toward effective and efficient implementation of programs, identifying and facilitating cross-programmatic cooperation for enhanced outcomes. The role will initially focus primarily on the advancement of internal organizational development, as the COO will be the primary responsible person for centralizing administrative and human resources functions. They will also play a key role in the organization’s fundraising and communications efforts.

Specifically, the COO supports the President in:

  • Planning and managing annual budgets;
  • Conducting annual planning processes to update the strategic plan and budget in a collaborative process with the HAF staff;
  • Developing and implementing human resources policies and plans; overseeing HAF contracts, agreements and MOUs;
  • Supervising and coordinating the professional development of program staff, building on their abilities, education and experience;
  • Developing organizational capacity for succession planning and to scale-up with Moroccan and international partners;
  • Identifying and developing grant opportunities, and overseeing grants management;
  • Managing efforts with key external stakeholders and contributors;
  • Supporting and promoting the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility/Investment;
  • Coordinating events strategic planning and with partners, contributors and associations;
  • Developing and overseeing participatory education/training of private and public, local to national groups and individuals, and HAF development projects;
  • Assessing the performance of HAF projects and programs;
  • Developing and maintaining a team-oriented work environment; and

Summary of responsibilities

Financial Management

  • Plans and manages annual budget; ensures that the allocation of resources aligns with available funding and supports the strategic and operational priorities of the foundation
  • Interprets financial results for the board and nonfinancial staff
  • Monitors expenditures against budgets and funding obligations
  • Oversees providers for legal, accounting, healthcare, and other services required to support operations and financial reporting
  • Oversees grant budgeting, compliance and reporting with Program Directors
  • Ensures compliance with tax regulations
  • Conducts annual audit and 990 preparation

Administration

  • Conducts annual planning process to update the strategic plan and budget in a collaborative process with the HAF staff
  • Establishes operational calendar to plan for and manage critical projects and deadlines
  • Develops and strengthens operational practices and procedures
  • Manages contracting, negotiation and invoicing

Human Resources and Organizational Development

  • Oversees the development and implementation of human resources policies and protocols that are commensurate with modern best practices and are compliant with U.S. and Moroccan law
  • Identifies and monitors resource needs
  • Manages recruitment and personnel contracts
  • Develops an equitable and effective system for performance management;
  • Identifies and coordinates opportunities for the professional development of staff
  • Implements plans for organizational development and capacity building
  • Cultivates a team-oriented work environment

Fundraising

  • Supports and promotes the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility/Corporate Social Investment in the Moroccan private sector and internationally, particularly as it relates to carbon offsetting through social programs
  • Identifies and develops grant opportunities, contributing to proposal development targeting public, private, and civil sectors, and supervising key staff members, interns, and volunteers in this process
  • Researches and co-develops approaches to strategically gaining financial support
  • Monitors and oversees follow up of fundraising opportunities

Communications and Events

  • Supports executive-level outreach with key stakeholders and contributors
  • Increases institutional awareness through strategic communications and messaging
  • Supports the planning and coordination of strategic events
  • Represents HAF at external events
  • Authors and contributes to articles related to HAF’s human development mission

Program Oversight

  • Supports and implements institutional partnership agreements and MOUs
  • Supports implementation of all programs
  • Collaborates with the HAF program and development-communications teams to identify program funding needs and align promotional materials and funding proposals
  • Contributes to participatory development projects, training, education, and materials

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitors strategic plan progress, results, and opportunities
  • With the President, oversees program teams in assessing performance and impact
  • With development team, ensures that proposals for program funding reflect realistic and achievable results and objectives
  • Works with program teams to ensure compliance with HAF and donor policies
  • Conducts program evaluations as needed, considering close-outs requirements outlined in award contracts
  • Review reports to institutional donors and other stakeholders as needed

Requirements:

  • 10-15 years of related international development experience reflecting progressive responsibility within the non-profit, private, or public sector
  • Experience working in a Moroccan context is required
  • Advanced degree in a related field, such as sustainable, international, or organizational development, nonprofit or business administration, finance, human resources management, or communications
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, advance, and support the strategic growth needs and visibility of an organization
  • Proven track record of supporting the capacity needs of a multicultural staff while ensuring 100% compliance with organizational and donor policies and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and public speaking communication, including among staff, beneficiaries, and stakeholders at the local, national, and international levels
  • Spoken and written fluency in English, Arabic, and French are required

To apply, please send CV and cover letter to sanae@highatlasfoundation.org by January 17, 2022 with

“Application for HAF Chief Operating Officer” in the subject line.

Job title: Finance and Compliance Manager
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party
Start date: ASAP
Working hours: 40 hours/week
Location: Marrakech, Morocco

Description

The Finance and Compliance Manager shall primarily work on the USAID Religious and Ethnic Minorities Activity (REMA), which is implemented by the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) and its partners in Morocco. REMA collaboratively develops and pioneers a unique intercultural approach to the participatory and educational preservation of Morocco’s identity heritage. It is implemented in five key locations of renowned significance to both Jewish and Christian heritage in Morocco,  inclusive of former and current residents of all faiths and backgrounds. The program aims to engage local communities in Morocco to capture, preserve, and transmit their collective memories in order for them to take ownership in the vitalization of their own histories, identities, and futures.

The Finance and Compliance Manager works closely with the Deputy Chief of Party and other REMA program staff to ensure the smooth operation and effective implementation of the program. They directly supervise and manage the financial activities related to program implementation throughout Morocco.

In this role, the Finance and Compliance Manager will:

  • Support the program teams, sub-recipients, and partners in adhering to HAF organizational policies and to ensure compliance with donor financial and administrative regulations, including activities and communication to build capacity of financial and administrative management throughout the entirety of the program, as well as respond to issues in a timely manner;
  • Meet financial reporting requirements and liaise with donor contacts to ensure satisfactory management of funds;
  • Research, analyze, and implement improvements to financial and administrative procedures;
  • Collect and organize monthly financial activity data to meet HAF and donor financial reporting requirements;
  • Maintain documentation of administrative and programmatic activities per donor regulations including internal and external communications across and among sub-recipients and donors, key personnel changes;
  • Comply with all policies, procedures and requirements listed in the HAF Employee Handbook.

Candidate Profile

  • At least 3 years of experience in financial management, preferably in working with U.S. government grants and/or cooperative agreements, USAID experience preferred;
  • Familiarity with USG regulations regarding allowable costs, procurement processes, and reporting requirements;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and facilitation skills;
  • Experience in a managerial position;
  • Knowledge of common workplace softwares (i.e., Microsoft Suite, Google Suite), particularly Excel and Google Sheets;
  • High working proficiency in English and Arabic required; French language skills a plus; proficiency in Tamazight and/or Tachelhit languages preferred;
  • Experience and interest working in cultural heritage preservation is an asset.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to heritage@highatlasfoundation.org no later than December 15, 2021 at 12pm. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis leading up to the deadline, and HAF reserves the right to proceed with hiring prior to the stated application deadline; therefore, timely applications are encouraged. Immediate availability to start is highly preferred.