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Visionary Consulting Partners seeks a Development Credit Authority Portfolio Analyst to support USAID's Development Credit Authority (DCA). Duties will be performed in Washington, DC/Remote. Performance starts IMMEDIATELY, to May 30, 2017. The DCA structures and issues partial credit guarantees to encourage private capital lending to creditworthy but underserved borrowers throughout the developing world. These guarantees, which typically cover 50% of realized loss, enable USAID to leverage private sector wealth for sustainable economic development. Since 1999, the DCA has supported over 450 risk-sharing guarantees and has made available over $4.3 billion in private financing to more than 160,000 entrepreneurs around the world. The guarantee is a flexible tool that can be applied to a wide range of development projects and are available to virtually any type of lender seeking to deploy debt capital into the markets in which USAID programs Operate.

Responsibilities Include: For each guarantee, DCA provides project development, risk assessment and portfolio monitoring services to Mission field offices. DCA is organized into regional teams consisting of several investment officers, who manage new transactions, and a portfolio analyst, who supports the management of active portfolio of guarantees. In addition to regional teams, DCA has a Strategic Transactions Group (STG) that complements the work done by DCA regional teams by generating broad, high-impact transactions. In addition to providing client services to USAID Missions, the office monitors and manages the Agency's legacy credit portfolio, serves as the central technical repository of credit-related information and best practices, and serves as an advisor to senior leadership on the broader issues of access to capital and the growth of capital markets.

The Portfolio Analyst will represent the DCA Office to USAID Missions in the field and partner financial institutions. The Portfolio Analyst will implement, monitor, and report on guarantee performance as well as synthesize large quantity of DCA portfolio data to identify trends and develop solutions and recommendations that will assist in better deal structure and portfolio monitoring. Furthermore, this role requires the individual to review and approve loan schedules, analyze financial statements when required, monitor compliance of DCA guarantees and trouble shoot any issues that arise from these risk-partners. Specific deliverables are detailed below.

Expected Deliverables Include:
Ability to synthesize and analyze large quantity of DCA portfolio data in Excel to identify trends, areas of strength and risks. Support other ad hoc data related projects directed by senior management. Monitor and report on guarantee performance on a regular basis including analyzing utilization of guarantees to determine trends and analysis of bank financial statements as needed. Review and approve loan schedules. Provide guidance related to guarantee implementation and portfolio management issues for DCA project development activities. Monitor compliance of DCA guarantees. Also, Maintain regular communications with the USAID field office and financial institutions in each country and ensure each project is performing according to the Monitoring Plans; Occasionally visit Missions, financial institutions and beneficiaries in-person; Assess financial performance of DCA portfolio and recommend and execute restructuring; Modify and amend guarantee agreements to ensure utilization and overall effectiveness of the DCA guarantee; Ensure that all fees are paid on a timely basis by partner banks and manage DCA claims and recoveries processes; Communicate and coordinate with financial institutions to troubleshoot problems related to the guarantee; Provide risk assessment support for the annual reestimate exercise; Provide guarantee evaluation support, as needed; Prepare and conduct presentations on DCA performance and lessons learned to USAID senior management, the Credit Review Board, and external audiences.

Preferred QUALIFICATIONS: Strong analytical skills, the ability to read and analyze financial statements, and previous experience in financial sector development. Ability to manage multiple tasks and work within a team setting. Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills. Strong written and oral communication skills. Attention to details. Exceptional interpersonal, problem solving, and time management skills. Proficiency in French is preferred. A degree in economics, business, international development, finance or a related field. Proficient in MS word, Excel and PowerPoint and statistical applications.

Required Application Materials: The following application materials must accompany applications: CV; Writing sample; and Contact information for two references.

TO APPLY: Write Position VCP-E3DC1514 on the subject line. Please submit all required documents listed above to Also include your salary history utilizing Form AID 1420-17 as part of your application. The form can be found at Only finalists will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please. Applications will be accepted through August 2016. Organization Information: Visionary Consulting Partners, LLC is a Woman Owned, equal opportunity employer.



As part of its mission to provide the highest-quality, musculoskeletal care and improve the quality of life throughout the world, HSS facilitates best-practice knowledge transfers and a variety of partnerships with the international musculoskeletal medicine community. HSS pursues relationships with organizations that have a similar mission and vision: dedicated to high-quality patient care, academic excellence, and cutting- edge research. Partnerships and initiatives may be academic, clinical, research-based, operational and organizational, as well as administrative, or a combination of any of these focus areas. Depending on the circumstances, HSS also provides training and education of physicians in their homeland or in the U.S. HSS currently has global partnerships in education and training, humanitarian work, and business development in numerous countries around the world, including China, Greece, Brazil, England, France, and South Korea. The hospital formally launched its first humanitarian affiliation with FOCOS in Ghana, which is aimed at improving the delivery of quality orthopedic care, education and training, and research.

HSS is now seeking an AVP, Global Partnerships to further expand and strengthen these global partnerships. Additionally, the AVP will new explore opportunities for collaboration and assess unsolicited inquiries with the objective being to advance orthopedic and musculoskeletal medicine globally. The AVP will support the hospital- wide strategic goals through consultative partnerships and advisory services in clinical, research, and academic areas helping to promote growth, extend, and elevate the HSS brand worldwide. The AVP will report directly to the Senior Vice President, Global and Academic Affairs and work collaboratively with the Education and Global Affairs Division and the global ventures staff. S/he will manage a current staff of two. The position entails traveling in the U.S. and internationally.

Master's Degree in Health Administration, International Affairs, Public Health, an M.B.A. or related field is required.

A professional with significant management/leadership experience (minimum 5- plus years) in healthcare is required. General experience in academic, multi-specialty institutions, with some knowledge of orthopedics, is highly desirable.
Experience in international business and partnerships; fluency in foreign language(s) is a plus.
Partnering, negotiating, and contracting skills in all sectors of business, academia, government, and NGOs.
Broad-based business sense, with strategic insight and proven success in creating business strategies and implementing them to achieve goals.
Excellent business assessment skills; capable of synthesizing complex data and making sound recommendations.
Experience resolving issues through innovative problem solving and solution development. Possesses a continuous-improvement mind-set.
Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills; demonstrated success at cultivating good working relationships for/with C-suite and Boards, as well as with government officials and physicians.
Excellent leadership skills and experience managing a department through well- established performance management skills. Proven success in developing a high- performance work environment and culture with a highly diverse workforce.
Outstanding written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate and influence a variety of people and audiences. Experience writing compelling proposals and making effective presentations to a variety of audiences. (Writing/presentation samples will be required.)
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.



International Medical Corps has been operating in CAR since 2007, primarily in the north-eastern regions of Vakaga and Haute-Kotto. International Medical Corps remains one of only two international organizations providing health and protection assistance in each of these regions. International Medical Corps has also been supporting Sudanese refugee in Ouaka prefecture in the south of the country since 2010. As of 2014, International Medical Corps has expanded its areas of operation to include Bouca sub- prefecture in the north west and was chosen as UNHCR's implementing partner at an additional two refugee camps in the south, as well as an emergency response to the recent crisis in Bangui. Currently, IMC is managing programs in Vakaga, Ouham, Ouaka, Haute-Kotto and Haut-mbomou region implementing primary health care, secondary health care, nutrition, protection and mental health activities. This position will facilitate all internal and external interaction with the President and CEO. This position will create strategic appointments and meetings to assist the President and CEO in meeting the goals of the organization. RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation Accounting and Finance Management. Ensure compliance with the organization and donor regulations and procedures; establishing finance and supporting function policies, systems and procedures, and directing or performing their development, documentation, and implementation. Supervise and ensure that the day-to-day accounting operations and financial management functions in field offices are performed in accordance with internal policy and procedures. Review and account for procurement transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy of amounts and control over payments. Suggests formats for financial reporting to aid financial statement users to better understand the contents of the reports for decision-making and strategic planning purposes. Ensures the maintenance of accurate records of financial transactions of the country office (main and field offices) in order to monitor financial status of all project activities. Manages the finance department of the country office to meet the financial reporting requirements of in- country management and Headquarters; This function includes ensuring that all financial reports are submitted on or before the deadlines set and contain relevant information for all the users of the financial reports. Directs the preparation of all financial reports for external purposes in respect to accounting, legal and contractual requirements. Maintains the organizations system of accounts ensuring all accounting data are updated, reconciled and fully supported. Oversee training of finance staff and provide technical support to country program and logistics. Supervise or prepare budgets. Present & facilitate review of actual to budget expenditures with Country Director and Site Managers. Provide recommendations for budget realignments as required. Make frequent visits to field offices provide training to finance staff on internal procedures and requirements. Human Resources Management. Supervise the human resource and administrative functions in field offices to ensure their smooth and effective operations. Supervise the oversight of staff personnel files inclusive of contracts, leave records and other paperwork required for employment in local context. Ensure compliance to local labor laws including contracts, compensation packages and working hours. Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified program field staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with supervisors. Collaborate with security officer/CD to maintain security of staff in the field locations. Make frequent site visits to facilities to ensure that appropriate care and training are being conducted and to offer support to field staff. Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff. Training/ Capacity Building. Determine training needs for finance and human resources staff. Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability of programs. Advocate and plan for professional development for expat and national staff. Working Relationships. Maintain frequent communication with Regional Finance Coordinator to ensure finance activities and objectives are communicated. Work with Country Director and Logistics staff to ensure the coordination of programs are within budgeted targets. Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to country activities. Interface with national government and relevant agencies to ensure compliance with varying government regulations. Representation. Serve as the principal liaison with donors on matters related to the program to ensure financial and programmatic accountability to donors. Establish and update contact details of potential donors in-country. Participate in donor meetings and communicate relevant information to HQ. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of a college or university degree in Accounting or Business Administration; preferably a Master's degree. Fluency in English and French. Minimum 3-5 years managerial experience in a non-profit organization or equivalent experience, training and education. Extensive experience in the administrative and financial management of overseas programs at the management level. Experience in staff management and follow up. Extensive experience in working with computerized accounting systems, preferably Cost Point. Comprehensive knowledge and working experience with OFDA, ECHO, EU, DfID, UNHCR and other donors. Experience in developing and managing procurement and logistical procedures and policies. Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, public-private partnerships and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods). Strong writing and presentation skills. Proven capabilities in leadership required. Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills Closing date: 31st July 2016. To apply:



International Medical Corps has been operating in CAR since 2007, primarily in the north-eastern regions of Vakaga and Haute-Kotto. International Medical Corps remains one of only two international organizations providing health and protection assistance in each of these regions. International Medical Corps has also been supporting Sudanese refugee in Ouaka prefecture in the south of the country since 2010. As of 2014, International Medical Corps has expanded its areas of operation to include Bouca sub- prefecture in the northwest and was chosen as UNHCR's implementing partner at an additional two refugee camps in the south, as well as an emergency response to the recent crisis in Bangui. In 2014 IMC opened under OFDA close to the front line, a program in Bouca, supporting the hospital and supporting health centers and also Vakaga. In Haute-Kotto, IMC is running a 24 months program under Bekou grant to support 11 FOSA (health centers) and on regional hospital. Under DFID, IMC is also supporting 3 FOSA and performing mobile clinics. A joint approach is used to implement activities in primary health care, nutrition, mental health, SGVB/Protection and secondary health care. Through a 24-month project funded by Bekou, International Medical Corps seek to prevent and reduce excess mortality and morbidity of vulnerable displaced/returnees people and resident communities through health, nutrition and protection interventions in Haute-Kotto prefecture in Central African Republic. As part of the implementing team, a field manager is required to manage the Haute-Kotto intervention of IMC.RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the overall guidance of the IMC Country Director and Program Director in CAR, the Field Manger's primary duty is to facilitate humanitarian programming according to program design, budget and timeline. The Field Manager enables program implementation and supports the functions of Program, logistics, finance, and administration. Promote positive leadership within the office through regular and efficient internal coordination meetings. In the spirit of transparency, promote IMC work to and liaise with relevant external stakeholders, local leaders and government officials. Overall, generate a positive image of IMC and its personnel in the area of responsibility. Represent IMC to UN and INGO community in and visiting the area of responsibility/Build collaborative partnerships with NGO partners, sub-grantees, and other stakeholders. Coordinate activities with implementing agencies in the area to avoid duplication and to address gaps in service. Coordinate activities with other IMC field manager in charge of other grants in Bouca. Collaborate on referral pathways, service maps, and other networks that may assist clients to access services. Set direction by prioritizing and organizing actions & resources to achieve objectives and contribute to country wide strategy development. Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed. In collaboration with grants and management personnel, identify funding opportunities and contribute to the design of new program concepts. Draft concept notes, working budgets, assessment reports, and results framework. Assist in the development of full proposals to major international donors as well as foundations. Develop and organize activities to secure resources for programs and convince stakeholders to provide support. Write donors reports link with his program. Work closely with Security Management Teams and CD to ensure that Standard Operating Procedures are developed for the areas of operations. Assist in the revision of security plans. Ensure staffs are aware of and are able to follow standard operation procedures. Understand and monitor changes in the surroundings and alert security managers to changes. Monitor programming in collaboration with heads of technical departments to assure timely and efficient implementation in accordance with humanitarian principles, IMC rules and regulations and donor requirements in the area. The field manager is responsible to implement in time all activities listed in the proposal. QUALIFICATIONS: Over four years of professional experience in humanitarian Relief. Experience in project management and security follow up as an expat with known humanitarian NGOs. A minimum of a Bachelor degree in a school/ university with a recognized quality level of education. Experience in managing medical programs is an asset. Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs. Experience with E.U grant management is an asset. Good understanding of financial management and strategic planning. Understanding and ability to work in unstable and multi-cultural environment (cultural sensitivity). Fluent in French. Good level of English. Computer literacy, adequate administrative skills and supervisory experience preferred, Profound cross-cultural awareness and insight into health care issues, Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently, Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations. Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively. Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources. Excellent decision making skills, Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and written. Closing date: 31st July 2016. To apply, go to:



The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is a nonprofit scientific and charitable organization founded in 1996 whose mission is to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world. IAVI will help advance the development of an AIDS vaccine by: 1) Adding value to the HIV vaccine field by identifying opportunities and gaps in vaccine discovery and development where IAVI's capabilities can best be leveraged and add the most value, 2) Partnering to advance quality HIV vaccine candidates to the clinic, 3) Ensuring that investments in HIV prevention and AIDS vaccine R&D remain central to the public policy and international health and development agendas by serving as a voice for the field in partnership with stakeholders and donors. IAVI is a young, dynamic and mission-driven organization, and the work environment is fast-paced and intellectually stimulating, relying on the good cheer and high level of collaboration amongst its committed staff members.

IAVI is recruiting for a Program Coordinator to serve as primary point of contact and key relationship manager for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) on the implementation of a new and transformative Africa-centered model of global partnership to Accelerate the Development of Vaccines and New Technologies to Combat the AIDS Epidemic (ADVANCE). Funded by USAID under a new $160 million cooperative agreement, this flagship initiative will dramatically accelerate development of a safe and effective HIV vaccine.

The Program Coordinator will play a critical implementing role for this new program, maintaining comprehensive financial, program and technical knowledge related to the full scope of activities under the cooperative agreement. He/she will coordinate the development of annual USAID workplans and reports, serve day-to-day project management needs across the ADVANCE Leadership Team, provide technical and implementation support to the Project Director (IAVI President & CEO, Mark Feinberg, MD, PhD) and other senior leaders on the project, and maintain strategic communication and regular contact with USAID. In support of the ADVANCE Leadership Team, this position will also play an important facilitating role for strategic alliances and co-funded activities with other funders and external research collaborators, including partners at the Wellcome Trust, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other US Government agencies involved in vaccine research, for example.

This position resides in the Executive Office of IAVI's Research & Development (R&D) Department, as part of the R&D Portfolio Management and Operations Team. This team has responsibility for integrating IAVI programs with organizational strategy, which provides a unique opportunity for the Program Coordinator to engage with all aspects of IAVI's R&D program. He/she will report to the Executive Director, R&D Portfolio Management and Operations, and work closely with the Executive Director for Global Public Giving, located in IAVI's External Relations Department. As noted above the Program Coordinator will collaborate closely with IAVI's President and CEO and other individuals across the organization, including especially IAVI's East Africa Office in Nairobi, Kenya, as well as key staff in Finance & Administration.

Key Responsibilities:
Maintain comprehensive financial, program and technical knowledge related to the full scope of activities within ADVANCE, including collaborating with colleagues across IAVI departments (R&D, Finance & Administration, External Relations) and working closely with IAVI regional offices in East Africa and India
Serve as primary point of contact for USAID program managers and relevant stakeholders
Serve day-to-day project management needs across the ADVANCE Leadership Team and provide technical and implementation support to the Project Director (Dr. Feinberg) and other senior leaders on the project
Maintain primary responsibility for coordinating development of annual workplans for implementing USAID-supported activities, reporting on the implementation of these activities and executing the daily coordination of and strategic communication for ADVANCE
Coordinate and communicate with research collaborators and donors on strategic alliances and discussions on co-funded activities

Experience and Skills:
Master's or PhD degree in a relevant discipline (biological sciences, business, management, economics, law, international relations, public health or a related area)
At least 8 years of professional experience coordinating, managing or implementing biomedical research projects
Demonstrated broad understanding of vaccine research and development program, including necessary elements of epidemiology, clinical and field vaccine trials, project management, financial management, knowledge management, strategic coordination and communication
Demonstrated experience as project manager with a strong eye for detail, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to take initiative as new situations and opportunities arise
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to prioritize and produce high quality work under challenging deadlines
Good interpersonal skills with proven ability to develop relationships and work collaboratively in teams with others from a range of disciplines and cultures
Professional experience interacting with US Government agencies, advocacy groups, policymakers, local collaborators and host governments is preferred
Experience using Microsoft Office and knowledge management programs

To apply:



The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is a nonprofit scientific organization founded in 1996 whose mission is to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world. IAVI believes that our capabilities, partnerships and commitment position us to make meaningful impact in the field. IAVI continues to focus on AIDS vaccine development as the most effective long-term approach to ending the HIV epidemic. Ending the epidemic will also require innovation and an integrated approach across prevention and treatment efforts in line with the shifting epidemic. IAVI will contribute to the field by:
Establishing an integrated approach to HIV vaccine and prevention research and development, linking an understanding of at risk communities with the most potentially relevant interventions.
Bringing new capabilities and innovation to the field through novel collaborations to accelerate product development
Prioritizing approaches that have the greatest potential impact on HIV vaccine and prevention efforts towards diminishing and ultimately ending the epidemic

Our strategic focus revolves around four pillars namely: 1) Engaging the communities most at-risk of HIV infection; 2) Providing an integrated product development platform to accelerate the translation of promising concepts into HIV vaccine candidates for the field; 3) Investing in high potential discovery programs that could transform HIV vaccine development and beyond; 4) Generating supportive data and messages to drive policies and investments that will end the epidemic.

IAVI requires a high energy, highly organized manager to provide project management support to the Executive Office. The successful candidate will oversee the OPM function within the Executive Office, working across the organization to coordinate activities, manage special projects and research emerging topics and opportunities, including timely implementation and follow through on assignments emanating from the CEO and the Senior Management Team (SMT). The OPM will support the CEO for key external meetings and implementing Strategic Alliances by liaising with relevant program staff, developing appropriate materials and communicating outcomes of the meetings. The Senior Manager - OPM will attend and coordinate key leadership meetings, follow up and track tasks and project and communicate key actions and ensure stakeholders are briefed and brought into conversations as appropriate. In addition, the Senior Manager - OPM will prepare materials and presentations that may be needed for internal and external audiences and key meetings.

The Senior Manager, OPM must embrace the mission of IAVI and model its core values. To effectively perform in this position, she/he will need to develop the appropriate relationships and build credibility throughout the organization.

Specific Responsibilities:
The specific responsibilities and expectations of the Senior Manager, OPM include, but are not limited to, the following:
Manage weekly leadership team meetings and quarterly retreats, including agenda development, ensuring supportive content is prepared and communicating key outcomes and conducting follow up as needed to help track progress.
Develop a robust tracking framework to ensure implementation of leadership decisions and actions including providing data for the necessary dashboards and other reporting mechanisms
Support the CEO in external engagements and strategic alliances, ensuring appropriate materials are developed, teams are engaged and information is disseminated
Research emerging topics and opportunities on a wide range of global health related topics and help articulate IAVI's activities and value preposition for internal and external audiences.
Execute special projects for the EO
Help ensure leadership team decisions are communicated throughout the organization to ensure the teams are better able to accomplish their goals.
Developing engaging, visually-appealing presentations;

Job requirements:
Communicate flawlessly in both written and verbal form
Proven ability to operate within a matrix organization, preferably within a scientific, medical, or clinical research organization.
Comfortable with ambiguity and complexity. Innovative.
Excellent at managing relationships and operating within the formal and informal organizational structures, establishes relationships across departments, uses allies to build consensus and create results, is appropriately diplomatic, understands others roles and perspectives, can sell projects and ideas across the organization.
Self-starting, results-driven person with the necessary analytic rigor, stamina, and strength to represent her/his point of view objectively and to respond to numerous demands and challenges.
Sense of urgency - Prioritizes well, shows energy, reacts to opportunities, instills urgency in others, and consistently meets deadlines.
Capable of representing IAVI to a wide variety of audiences. Adjusts her/his writing to the audience and communicates complex messages and issues clearly.
Working knowledge and experience in project management desired but not mandatory.
Passionate about the mission of IAVI, enthused by the challenges confronting the organization and dedicated to achieving its goals.
Possesses a sense of humor. Works collaboratively to achieve results.

Job qualifications:
MSc, MPH or MBA required;
5+ years of professional experience at progressively senior levels.
Ability to understand and effectively communicate complex scientific concepts
Experience in a competitive, fast paced and global environment necessary.
Strong analytical skills, ability to reconcile initiatives with business strategies and goals.
Constituency-building skills and savvy.

IAVI operates as an intense mission driven organization trying to solve one of the most difficult and important scientific and policy challenges of our time, as a result passion for the mission is a critical attribute.

To apply:



The United Nations seeks an Economic Affairs Officer in Bangkok. Duties: Monitors economic developments, analyses the trends of disaster impact vis-a-vis the state of resilience and identifies recurrent and emerging issues of concern to ESCAP. Designs and conducts studies of selected issues in disaster risk reduction and economic development and drafts resulting reports. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, development studies, environment, atmospheric sciences, disaster risk management, or related fields is required. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in socio-economic research and analysis, policy formulation and application of economic principles in development programmes particularly in disaster risk reduction or related areas, is required. Experience in the assessment of socio-economic impacts of disasters in developing countries and disaster early warning systems is desirable. Knowledge of disaster risk management of the Asia-Pacific region and regional cooperation issues for disaster risk management is an asset. Closing date: 7/29/16. Apply online at: If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email:, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference vacancy no: 61440.


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