AIFO is currently seeking to recruit an Accountant, a Contracts and Grants Officer and a Field Support Officer for its operations in Liberia. Qualified women and men with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

AIFO Liberia
The Italian Association Amici di Raoul Follereau” (AIFO) is an Italian non-for-profit organisation that has been present in Liberia since 1997. AIFO Liberia offers opportunities for people affected by leprosy, persons with disabilities (PWDs), women/children and members from vulnerable and marginalised communities to lead a better quality of life. AIFO Liberia focuses on healthcare and economic empowerment to provide a better quality of life and create large scale positive change. AIFO Liberia is accredited by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Republic of Liberia; accreditation number 0094.

About the Role
Every position is a 1-year contract, with a 3-month probation period and with the possibility of renewal.

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AIFO is currently seeking to recruit a Country Administrator and a Country Coordinator for its operations in Liberia. Qualified women and men with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

AIFO Liberia
The Italian Association Amici di Raoul Follereau” (AIFO) is an Italian non-for-profit organisation that has been present in Liberia since 1997. AIFO Liberia offers opportunities for people affected by leprosy, persons with disabilities (PWDs), women/children and members from vulnerable and marginalised communities to lead a better quality of life. AIFO Liberia focuses on healthcare and economic empowerment to provide a better quality of life and create large scale positive change. AIFO Liberia is accredited by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Republic of Liberia; accreditation number 0094.

About the Role
Every position is a 1-year contract, with a 3-month probation period and with the possibility of renewal.

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By Menue Bainda, Communications Assistant – AIFO Liberia

In an effort to combat the new variant of the deadly COVID-19 in Liberia, Community Workers of AIFO Liberia are accessing hard-to-reach areas in rural communities to inform and educate rural residents about the Coronavirus. They are also educating locals on how people can prevent themselves from contracting the virus and how everyone can contribute to the fight against the pandemic.

Four counties including, Montserrado, Bong, Nimba and Grand Gedeh are benefiting from this initiative. Since the middle of May, 2021, Liberia has been experiencing a sharp increase in the new variant of the deadly COVID-19 and has triggered fear in many people, as they continue to see and hear daily statistics of COVID-19 cases from the National Public Health Institute of Liberia and the Ministry of Health, as well as death news. Since the occurrence of COVID-19 in Liberia in 2020, the country has recorded 1397 confirmed cases.
The AIFO initiative is part of the Disability and Startup project, which is funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation.

In addition to the initiative, the Community Workers are informing and educating residents including disabled people and non-disabled people about the United Nations Convention on Persons with Disabilities.
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol (A/RES/61/106) was adopted on 13 December 2006 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and was opened for signature on 30 March 2007. There were 82 signatories to the Convention, 44 signatories to the Optional Protocol, and 1 ratification of the Convention. This is the highest number of signatories in history to a UN Convention on its opening day. It is the first comprehensive human rights treaty of the 21st century and is the first human rights convention to be open for signature by regional integration organizations. The Convention entered into force on 3 May 2008.
The Convention follows decades of work by the United Nations to change attitudes and approaches to persons with disabilities. It takes to a new height the movement from viewing persons with disabilities as “objects” of charity, medical treatment and social protection towards viewing persons with disabilities as “subjects” with rights, who are capable of claiming those rights and making decisions for their lives based on their free and informed consent as well as being active members of society.
The Convention is intended as a human rights instrument with an explicit, social development dimension. It adopts a broad categorization of persons with disabilities and reaffirms that all persons with all types of disabilities must enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms. It clarifies and qualifies how all categories of rights apply to persons with disabilities and identifies areas where adaptations have to be made for persons with disabilities to effectively exercise their rights and areas where their rights have been violated, and where protection of rights must be reinforced. The Convention was negotiated during eight sessions of an Ad Hoc Committee of the General Assembly from 2002 to 2006, making it the fastest negotiated human rights treaty. https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities.html.
Local residents have expressed interest in the initiative and they have vowed to apply best health practices for their own protection and enforce government health protocols in their respective towns and villages.
AIFO Liberia is a professional non-profit health and development organization that enables opportunities for persons affected by leprosy, persons with disabilities, women, children and members of poor and vulnerable groups. This is done through focused healthcare, education and economic empowerment initiatives in Liberia with the aim of providing a better quality of life and creating large scale positive change.

 

AIFO is an International NGO with headquarters in Bologna, Italy, focusing in the field of international health cooperation and disability since 1961. AIFO began its Liberia’s operation since 1997. AIFO Liberia’s mission is the promotion of disability rights, building the capacity of local Disabled People Organizations (DPOs) and on fostering economic independence for People with Disabilities (PWDs).

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AIFO is requesting proposals (RFP) from qualified licensed LICPA firms to perform a professional auditing services to audit its financial statements for:
1. the financial year ended December 31, 2020 (to begin this April), and
2. its SIDA funded Coordinated Action on Disability (CAD-L) inception phase project for 01 January 2020 to 31 May 2021 (to start in June, 2021).

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AIFO Liberia is currently seeking to recruit Two (2) – Sign Language Interpreters/Teachers for the training of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students under the project “Voices for Inclusion and Civil Society Empowerment (VOICE) – Disabled People Organisations stepping up for people with disabilities rights in Liberia”, funded by the European Union (EU) – CSO-LA/2020/421-002.

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Background

AIFO is an International NGO with headquarters in Bologna, Italy, working in the field of international health cooperation and disability since 1961. AIFO operates in Liberia since 1997. AIFO Liberia’s mission focuses on the promotion of disability rights, building the capacity of local Disabled People Organizations (DPOs) and on fostering economic independence for People with Disabilities (PWDs).
The Swedish (SIDA 2016 – 2020) strategy for development cooperation in Liberia poses distinct attention to gender equality, respect of human rights and democracy, as critical principles backing the enjoyment of development and developmental programs in the country. The strategy also recognizes the need to work with duty bearers (the state) and right holders (the citizenry) to ensure development programs are demand-driven, transparent, sustainable and locally owned.
With overarching strategic direction, AIFO and SIDA entered an agreement in December of 2019, for the development of a proposal for an action promoting the human rights of people with disability in Liberia. The agreement decided on an inception phase of one year, which extended by five months until May 2021 due to the global crisis, COVID-19. The activities started in July 2020…..

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Association Friends of Raoul Follereau – AIFO-Liberia
Vacancy Announcement No. 012
Project: VOICE/EU

Issued on: 19 January 2021
Deadline for Application: 31 January 2021

 

Position Title: Project Manager, Voices for Inclusion and Civil Society Empowerment (VOICE)

Qualified women and men with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please be informed that this is a national position, so the terms and conditions of Liberian employees will apply.

AIFO Liberia is currently seeking to recruit a Project Manager for the management of the “Voices for Inclusion and Civil Society Empowerment (VOICE) – Disabled People Organisations stepping up for people with disabilities rights in Liberia”, funded by the European Union (EU) – CSO-LA/2020/421-002.

The European Union

For more information on the European Union and the Delegation of the European Union to Liberia, please refer to website of the Delegation of the European Union to Liberia.

AIFO Liberia

The “Association Friends of Raoul Follereau” (AIFO) is an Italian non-for-profit organisation that has been present in Liberia since 1997. AIFO Liberia offers opportunities for people affected by leprosy, persons with disabilities (PWDs), women/children and members from vulnerable and marginalised communities to lead a better quality of life. AIFO Liberia focusses on healthcare and economic empowerment to provide a better quality of life and create large scale positive change. AIFO Liberia is accredited by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Republic of Liberia; accreditation number 0094.

VOICE Project
The project titled: “Voices for Inclusion and Civil Society Empowerment” (VOICE), is a two-year innovative project (01/02/2021-31/01/2022) funded by the European Union. The project aims at enhancing the capacit of civil society organisations, to promote and empower persons with disabilities and to ensure that people with disabilities can fully enjoy their rights in Liberia. In particular, the action aims at enabling the umbrella federation of people with disabilities, the National Union of Organization of the Disabled (NUOD), the Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) and their members to effectively demand the respect and fulfilment of the human rights of all People with Disabilities (PWDs), in line with the Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) to which Liberia is a signatory since 2012. The primary beneficiaries of the project are deaf and hard of hearing persons who will be ported to ensure that they have equal access to work and employment opportunities. It is implemented in the counties of Montserrado, Bomi and Nimba, in partnership with Williette Safehouse.

About the Role
This is a 1-year contract, with the possibility of renewal until the end of the project. The duty station is Monrovia, with frequent travel to the project counties. The VOICE Project Manager will be working full-time in collaboration and consultation with the AIFO project team and partners and he/she will report to the AIFO Liberia Country Director.

Objectives
Main tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. General Program Management functions

Responsible for the supervision, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of all activities and results foreseen by the project.
 Responsible for sound programmatic, technical, financial and administrative management.
 Coordination and supervision of AIFO Liberia field staff and project implementing partners.
 Coordination of local and international partners and stakeholders, following the applicable decision making process.
 Coordinate the preparation of regular project reports with regard to project progress, status, and results achieved, including those of partners, hence guarantee both quality and timelines of deliverables.
2. Administrative Management functions
 Resource planning and management control.
 Planning and forecasting of costs on a periodic basis.
 Supervise the project accountant’s accounting records.
 Support the project accountant with the preparation of financial reports.
The above list includes indicative overall, high-level duties and responsibilities; SMART objectives will be prepared by the individual in collaboration with the supervisor and will be reviewed quarterly during an appraisal session.

Requirements to achieve role’s objectives:
 University degree in a relevant field.
 Professional experience in project management and coordination (5 years minimum), preferably in the (I)NGO sector.
 Experience in coordinating and engaging with local and international partner organisations and stakeholders.
 MEAL skills and experience.
 Knowledge of participatory methods and experience in gender and disability rights.
 Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage deadlines.
 Strong communication and facilitation skills.
 Advanced English is must (strong reading, writing and speaking skills).
 Proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet).
 Self-motivator and team player with integrity who has the ability to approach challenges with flexibility and a positive attitude.

HOW TO APPLY
To apply, send your CV, a cover letter detailing how you meet the job specification and two references to:
aifoliberia@gmail.com indicating in the subject of the email: Application for VOICE Project Manager position.
We apologise in advance, but only qualified and shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date. The selection respects the principles of equal opportunities (Law 903/77).

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Association Friends of Raoul Follereau – AIFO-Liberia
Vacancy Announcement No. 11
Project CAD-L / SIDA

Issued on: 06 November 2020
Deadline for Application: 15 November 2020

Position Title: Accountant, Coordinated Action on Disability in Liberia – CAD-L (2020-2021).

Qualified women and men with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please be informed that this is a national position, so the terms and conditions of Liberian employees will apply.

AIFO Liberia is looking to hire an Accountant to provide support to our CAD-L project team in support of the management of the “Coordinated Action on Disability in Liberia – CAD-L project.

AIFO-Liberia
The “Association Friends of Raoul Follereau” (AIFO) is an Italian non-for-profit organisation that has been present in Liberia since 1997. AIFO Liberia offers opportunities for people affected by leprosy, persons with disabilities (PWDs), women/children and members from vulnerable and marginalised communities to lead a better quality of life. AIFO Liberia focusses on healthcare and economic empowerment to provide a better quality of life and create large scale positive change. AIFO Liberia is accredited by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Republic of Liberia; accreditation number 0094.

CAD-L Project
In January 2020 AIFO launched the project “Coordinated Action on Disability in Liberia – CAD-L. People living with a disability in Liberia enjoy opportunities for employment, self-employment and entrepreneurship in the public and private sectors”, funded by SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency). The project aims to target the area of economic empowerment of people living with a disability in Liberia as a means to deliver positive change in their lives as well as in the overall society. CAD-L also intends to address gender imbalances in the participation of disabled women to development initiatives. It is implemented in the counties of Montserrado, Bong and Nimba, in partnership with the National Commission on Disabilities (NCD), the National Union of Organisations of the Disabled (NUOD), and the Alliance on Disability. Specific Covid-19 measures are now part of the project.

Requirements
The ideal candidate should possess a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or relevant field. Professional experience (minimum 3 years) in project finance and accounts, preferable including experience working for a non-governmental organisation. Advanced Excel knowledge and skills, and good knowledge of the usual computer software applications. Advanced knowledge of accounting packages. High level of numeracy as well as written and verbal communication skills in English language. Excellent analytical and organisational skills, and ability to manage deadlines. Self-motivation, integrity, communication and interpersonal skills, methodical and problem-solving approach, adaptability and ability to work with a team.

About the Role
This is a short term contract that is lasting until 28 February 2021, with a possible extension. The duty station is Monrovia, Liberia. The Accountant will be working full-time and in close collaboration with the CAD-L Project Advisor, M&E Manager, and Finance Administrator and Logistician, and s/he will report to CAD-L Project Manager.

Objective

  • Collection, accuracy, recording, analysis and reporting of CAD-L administrative operations, in particular: Data entry in AIFO administrative software (NPS) on a daily basis.
  • Guarantee the correct registration of the costs as per the Project Budget Breakdown.
  • Ensure the preparation of proper administrative supporting documentation.
  • Ensure the timely preparation of payment vouchers and payments.
  • Responsible for assisting with month-end close activities and preparation of periodic financial reports for donors.
  • Maintain and update the filing of administrative documents in the Finance Office and on AIFO’s server.
  • Cash management duties: responsibility for cash box and cash counts, cash and bank reconciliation on daily basis, etc.
  • Procurement tasks, including: purchasing and maintenance of the project goods;
    * providing the needed supporting documentation, collecting offers, conduct quotation and bid analysis as required, etc.;
    * follow-up with suppliers for contract signatures, delivery notes, and invoices;
    *ensure all AIFO’s and donor procurement rules and procedures are complied with.
  • Logistics: operations in support of project in general and of specific activities.
  • Ensure financial obligations are met in accordance with AIFO and SIDA procedures.
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties as directed by the AIFO Liberia Administrator.

The above list includes indicative overall, high level duties and responsibilities; SMART objectives will be prepared by the individual in collaboration with the supervisor and will be reviewed quarterly during an appraisal session.

HOW TO APPLY
To apply, send your CV, a cover letter detailing how you meet the job specification and two references to: aifoliberia@gmail.com indicating in the subject of the email: Application for CAD-L Accountant position.

We apologize in advance, but only qualified and shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date. The selection respects the principles of equal opportunities (Law 903/77).

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