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AMEX International is seeking qualified applicants to provide USAID's Africa Bureau with technical and advisory services for research and capacity building to improve the efficacy of the Agency's Education Strategy aligned projects in Africa. The primary objective is to supply the Africa Bureau, Missions and partner organizations with evidence to assist in the prioritization of needs and inform sound education investment decisions. This project is anticipated to last five years with its place of performance in the Washington, D.C. area and Sub Saharan Africa countries as related to specified activities.
The Project Manager will provide overall coordination for the Project and serve as the primary liaison with USAID on management and technical matters.

Essential Responsibilities
Responsible for the overall management, coordination and implementation of the Project and report directly to the designated TOCOR.
Supervise activity implementation and ensure that activities meet stated goals, outcomes, benchmarks and reporting requirements.
Establish and manage a monitoring and evaluation system to track progress towards meeting project deliverables.
Taking a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders.

Required Qualifications
Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple tasks and manage diverse teams to undertake discrete tasks within agreed timelines
Minimum of 8 years of experience in leading evaluations, particularly related to organizational development
Experience in conducting qualitative research studies
Excellent qualitative data analysis and reporting skills
Experience or understanding of project management and organizational management

Highly Desirable Skills
Advanced degree in Organizational Development, Monitoring and Evaluation or other related Social Sciences from a recognized university
Experience managing projects in Africa; experience in Sub-Saharan Africa would be an advantage.
Proven experience as a project manager

Candidates should read the REEP Statement of Work (SOW) which can be found at before applying for this position. Apply by July 1, 2016 through, by selecting Project Manager-Washington, DC/ Sub Saharan Africa from the job openings section and following the sign-up instructions.



AMEX International is seeking qualified applicants to provide USAID's Africa Bureau with technical and advisory services for research and capacity building to improve the efficacy of the Agency's Education Strategy aligned projects in Africa. The primary objective is to supply the Africa Bureau, Missions and partner organizations with evidence to assist in the prioritization of needs and inform sound education investment decisions. This project is anticipated to last five years with its place of performance in the Washington, D.C. area and Sub Saharan Africa countries as related to specified activities.
The Research Advisor will provide critical expertise on evaluation methodology, including sampling procedures, survey methodologies, qualitative data collection methods, and gender-sensitive methodology. S/he will be relied on for quantitative and qualitative data analysis.

Essential Responsibilities
The Research Advisor provides technical direction in the planning and coordination of analytic activities.
S/he must ensure that the methodologies used to undertake the analytic requirements address gender, disability-inclusive, and/or conflict sensitive measures where relevant

Required Qualifications
An advanced degree in education research and evaluation, or other social sciences with emphasis on evaluation and research methodology from an accredited university.
At least 8 years of relevant research experience working with projects that are similar to the analytic requirements set forth in the statement of work.
Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.
Professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English.
Experience in managing learning agenda.
Excellent writing skills and speaking ability are required.

Highly Desirable Skills
Demonstrated gender and inclusive development analysis skills
Experience working on projects in Africa; experience in Sub-Saharan Africa would be an advantage.
Demonstrated experience conducting research and evaluation projects

Candidates should read the REEP Statement of Work (SOW), which can be found at, before applying for this position. Apply by July 1, 2016 through, by selecting Research Advisor-Washington, DC/ Sub Saharan Africa from the job openings section and following the sign-up instructions.



The Associate Director, Conservation Solutions, is a full-time position based at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)'s Center for Global Conservation at the Bronx Zoo. The position will work closely with the Vice President and join a small team in New York to support the rapidly growing Conservation Solutions division within WCS' Global Conservation Program. The overall function of this division is to strengthen WCS' cross-cutting capacity to address global drivers that impact WCS field programs across the globe. Four strategic initiatives currently address a set of key drivers that transcend any individual site, program or project: Climate Change Adaptation, Climate Change Mitigation, Markets, and Communities, in addition to a fifth foundational initiative focused on Science and Spatial Planning. Each individual initiative is managed by a strategic lead and dedicated staff located outside of New York and globally distributed. This position leads Conservation Solutions' New York based management team and will represent all aspects of the program's portfolio. The position will require an ability to articulate WCS's conservation strategy for external audiences, promote our goals and objectives, and establish partnerships and collaborations to further WCS's conservation mission. Position Objectives: Oversee the program development and administration of the Conservation Solutions program, including initiatives that address climate change mitigation and adaptation, markets, livelihoods, and science and spatial planning. Facilitate the integration of Conservation Solutions strategies with the WCS field programs managed by Africa, Asia, Americas and Marine Programs in the New York office and across the institution. Develop and lead strategic communications to raise the profile of Conservation Solutions competencies and achievements both within WCS and to targeted external audiences. Responsibilities: Overseeing the program development and administration of the Conservation Solutions programs will require the incumbent to: Serve as key representative between strategic leads and NY-based WCS functions, including communications, public relations, development (individual and private foundation fundraising), and program development for both domestic and international government funding sources. Actively engage with external entities (especially other non-governmental organizations, corporations, private foundations, individuals) to support the development of partnerships and funding support. Work with Development staff in New York and with field staff to prepare and lead proposal processes, approvals and eventual contracting. Maintain regular contact with, and coordinate all reporting to, funding sources including federal agencies, private donors, foundations and corporations. Prepare and edit narratives, accounting reports and other summaries. Support management of multi-institutional partnerships with external entities that promote WCS's conservation mission. Coordinate with Conservation Solutions strategic leads to support staffing, design, review and implement projects at all levels. Ensure that Program activities are on-track with objectives and timelines as proposed in project proposals and documents. Actively engage with the program manager and program assistant to ensure that the Conservation Solutions funding and programs are strategically aligned to best support program growth, impact and leverage. Facilitating the integration of CSS programs and skills with the WCS field programs will require the incumbent to: Understand Conservation Solutions strategies and the specific technical skills that can support WCS field programs. Contribute technical expertise to the advancement of specific projects. Communicate regularly and effectively with NY-based staff working with the Asia, Africa, Americas and Marine programs to understand their needs and ways in which cross-divisional collaboration can be enhanced. Support the planning and priority- setting of regional programs so as to understand global connections and explore multi- regional conservation ideas. Represent priorities and needs of Conservation Solutions programs in Africa, Asia, Americas and the Ocean. Develop coalitions of both WCS field staff and those external to the organization to advance and support the work of Conservation Solutions priorities. Develop and lead strategic communications designed to raise the profile of WCS' Conservation Solutions competencies and achievements both within WCS and to targeted external audiences. Work internally across WCS to build the brand of Conservation Solutions strategies and how they align with WCS' mission, demonstrating the impact towards the WCS 2020 goals. Work closely with staff to help define priorities that both deliver on conservation outcomes and can be effectively messaged both internally and externally. Work closely with communications and development staff to ensure that communications, branding and fundraising are aligned with programmatic priorities. Develop targeted external communications, including press-releases, web, social media, op-eds, and other forms of public outreach. Manage internal sharing of information, including synthesizing lessons learned from WCS's and other conservation organizations' activities. QUALIFICATIONS: The applicant will have a minimum of 7 years experience in the field of conservation, environment and/or international development. S/he will have written and spoken on issues related to conservation; be versed and experienced in the development of conservation programs; specific knowledge and experience in climate, markets and livelihoods programs; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; diverse fundraising experience; total fluency in written and spoken English, and preferably skills in other languages. Masters level degree in Environment/Sustainable Development/Policy or similar. The position is based at WCS headquarters in New York City, and includes potential for significant travel. Please apply online at and send a cover letter and CV with the subject line "Associate Director [your name]" to



The United Nations Relief and Works Agency has posted an opening for a Director of Relief and Social Services (D-1) in Amman. The Director of Relief and Social Services will be responsible for providing guidance and strategic leadership to UNRWA's efforts to help Palestine refugees attain a decent standard of living as articulated in the Agency's Medium Term Strategy. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree from an accredited educational institution in international development, social sciences or related field. Coursework or training in community development, social welfare or related field, with emphasis on the application of social welfare policies and methodologies. At least fifteen years of related international experience with knowledge in best practices in poverty measurement, poverty related policy research, and social policy; extensive development experience, including in field work and project management; proven experience in leading multi-sectoral teams including ten years at the managerial level and familiarity with regional political and social dynamics. Excellent command of written and spoken English. TO APPLY: Applicants are invited to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a completed UN Personal History Form (PHF). The PHF is available in PDF or MS WORD Format and can therefore be down-loaded or printed out. Completed PHF's and CV's can be sent by: email to: or fax to: (+972 8) 677 7694 mail to: Head Recruitment Section, UNRWA/HQ Gaza via UNRWA HQ Amman, PO Box 140157, Amman 11814, Jordan. Closing date: 7/11/16. Vacancy no: 16-HQ-AM-29



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:



Visionary Consulting Partners seeks FOUR (4) Development Credit Investment Officers to support USAID's Development Credit Authority (DCA). Duties will be performed offsite. Performance starts on/about May 15, 2016 to September 30, 2016. The Development Credit Authority (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 $4.4 billion in private financing to more than 200,000 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: The selected candidate will join the DCA team in supporting the annual re-estimate process. Every year the financial condition of each active transaction in the DCA's portfolio must be reassessed to accurately provision for potential defaults (losses). As part of this process, the financial condition of each partner must be reviewed, analyzed and re-estimated. DCA seeks a consultant to perform financial statement analysis and re-estimate support.

EXPECTED DELIVERABLES INCLUDE: Re-estimate analyses will require the review of DCA partners' financial condition and will include the following steps to complete:
*Review and understand the auditor's opinion on the financial statements. If necessary, investigate qualified audit opinions.
*Search the internet for any reports of fraud or other wrongdoing.
*Spread the most recent financial data into the relevant re-estimate spreadsheet.
*Analyze the financial condition of the entity and provide a brief write-up of that condition, highlighting financial metrics of interest and including any changes from the prior year.
*Make a recommendation as to any change to the risk score based on the analysis.
*Discuss work with the DCA Office as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: The ideal candidate will possess the following:
*Knowledge of financial analysis and financial statements; *Ability to interact with USAID staff and clearly present the re-estimate findings; *Ability to read and interpret financial documents in SPANISH, French, or Portuguese is preferred; *Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; *Strong written and oral communication skills; and *Exceptional interpersonal, problem solving, and time management skills.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: The following application materials must accompany applications: CV and a writing sample - analysis of a financial institution's or other businesses' financial statements.

TO APPLY: Write Position # VCP-E3DC1508 or # VCP-E3DC1509 or # VCP- E3DC1510 or # VCP-E3DC1511 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 Accepted through July 25, 2016. Visionary Consulting Partners, LLC is a woman-owned, Equal Opportunity Employer.



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 Relief and Works Agency Field has posted an opening for a Programme Support Officer (P-4) in the West Bank. Duties: Support programme and project planning process and provide input, within the context of Agency Strategic and Programme framework, into cyclical one-year Annual Operational Plans for the Field; build Field capacity to assess, deliver, monitor and evaluate Field interventions. Manage the actual application of Programme Management Cycle (PMC) in his/her respective field; provide support to Programme chiefs in carrying out all phases of PMC with due focus on project management; facilitate results-based programme plans built on evidence and logical frameworks; incorporate efficient use of inputs, indicators of impact, outcomes and outputs. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree from an accredited educational institution in programme management, public or business administration, social sciences, or any related subject. A minimum of eight years of experience in programme or project management, including a minimum of four years' international experience at a senior level outside one's home country. Sound knowledge of results-based management of humanitarian and development assistance programmes, as well as monitoring and evaluation. Excellent command of spoken and written English. TO APPLY: Applicants are invited to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a completed UN Personal History Form (PHF). The PHF is available in PDF or MS WORD Format and can therefore be down-loaded or printed out. Completed PHF's and CV's can be sent by: email to: or fax to: (+972 8) 677 7694 mail to: Head Recruitment Section, UNRWA/HQ Gaza via UNRWA HQ Amman, PO Box 140157, Amman 11814, Jordan. Closing date: 7/10/16. Vacancy no: 16-FO-WB-28



Pursue a Career with Impact. A key part of Canada's foreign policy efforts, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. The result is innovative, lasting solutions that aim to improve lives and livelihoods. Join our team to put your ideas and knowledge to work to help solve some of the developing world's most critical challenges.

The goal of the Climate Change program is to support partnerships and networks that build evidence for solutions and the use of technology to generate social and economic gains and guard against future climate impacts. The program has three priorities: generate new knowledge and inform policy in hotspots vulnerable to climate change; increase the resilience of small and medium-sized cities to climate change paying particular attention to reducing the vulnerability of women; and facilitate the financing of climate adaptation strategies, especially from private sources.
As the Program Leader, under the guidance of the Associate Director, Climate Change, you are responsible for the daily management and implementation of programming and partnerships valued at 8-15 million per year. You will lead, motivate and manage your 8 or more staff based in Canada and in our regional offices to achieve program targets and results. Your intellectual leadership will contribute to effectively to develop the program, position the programming in international debates in the climate change and development spheres, as well as inform program evaluation, outreach and communications. You will manage human and financial resources with excellence and in manner consistent with IDRC's employment philosophy. An effective communicator, you will seek strategic opportunities to represent the IDRC and the program to share program directions and results, link to strategic partners for uptake, and seek potential leverage opportunities. As a member of the Agriculture and Environment Program Area management team, you will contribute to programming strategy, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

Overview of Qualifications:
PhD preferred and a record of research and publication in climate change, environmental or energy sciences relevant to international development, or, in another discipline with application to climate change and energy OR Master's degree in a relevant discipline and significant work experience (12 to 15 years).
The position requires 10 years of relevant experience, with an emphasis in developing regions, which includes: leading and managing multidisciplinary, international teams with diverse backgrounds and expertise; establishing and building partnerships in the Climate Change and international development domains; communicating research and research results to different audiences including the Canadian and international research and development community, policy and wider public audiences; consulting with stakeholders to define research needs and facilitating the uptake and use of evidence; representing an organization at an international level to promote its vision, mandate and activities; and working in an independent policy research organization or a grant-making organization is an asset.
Strong knowledge of climate change, adaptation and sustainable international development issues;
Strong networks of key actors in developing regions and internationally who are strategic for climate change research and research uptake.
Expertise: provides specialized advice and guidance on issues of research design, outreach, communication and/or organizational development; and articulates how research contributes to development goals
Bilingual position (English/French) at an intermediate level
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Application Deadline: July 8, 2016 at Midnight (Canadian EST)

Beyond the opportunity to work with people who are passionate about their work, we offer competitive salaries and extensive benefits including opportunities for professional growth, flexible work hours, employer-paid leave, a pension plan, and medical, dental, and life insurance coverage. IDRC values a diverse workforce and is committed to achieving employment equity. So, if you are an Aboriginal person, a member of a visible minority group, a person with a disability or a woman, don't hesitate to apply and identify yourself!



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.



The United Nations Development Programme seeks a Head of Poverty, Environment and Climate Change in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Head of Poverty, Environment and Climate Change heads the Poverty, Environment and Climate Change cluster and is responsible for the management of staff, projects and programmes within that cluster. Fully responsible for the financial management of programmes and projects. REQUIRES: Master's Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field. A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems. Please apply online at Closing date: 7/17/16. Vacancy no: 4166



Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a prominent international organization working in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. IRC seeks a Deputy Director for Programs plays a leading role in ensuring overall program quality and impact. The DDP also ensures that programs are evidence and needs driven, monitored closely and funded appropriately. Reporting to the Country Director and a member of the Senior Management Team, the DDP supervises a total of six staff including four technical program coordinators, the grants coordinator and the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator. REQUIREMENTS: Graduate degree in a relevant field preferred. At least 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience managing complex humanitarian programming. Previous experience in an emergency or conflict-afflicted setting is required. Strong familiarity with IRC Iraq's core programming areas including Protection, Education, and Economic Recovery and Development. Demonstrated successful leadership experience managing a multi-disciplinary team and cross-cultural dynamics. Superior diplomatic and coordination skills are essential, both for internal coordination and for working with key stakeholders. Demonstrated ability for rapid, accurate analysis of complex issues, strong decision-making, and translation of programmatic priorities into operational strategies. Proven track record of leading multi-location teams. Repeated, successful experience delivering appropriate levels oversight for a portfolio consisting of a variety of complex, high-value donor-funded projects. Politically astute, with well- developed diplomatic and negotiating skills. Fluency in spoken and written English; working knowledge of Arabic strongly preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills, with ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders. Extensive representation and fundraising success, including prior experience with European, US and international donors. Experience of managing programs in a complex and rapidly changing security context. Established capacity to deal with ambiguity in stressful situations. Ability to respond to multiple priorities in a timely manner, producing high- quality outcomes. A keen understanding of political complexities in the Middle East region. Strong commitment to IRC's vision, mission and core values. Motivated, positive individual who excels at taking initiative and is able to motive team members to produce results under pressure while maintaining a sense of humor. This position is based in Erbil, Iraq and is partially accompanied with private accommodation. Regular travel to all IRC Iraq field offices in Kurdistan as well as Southern and Central Iraq is required. Returning National Candidates : We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. If you are a national of the Country in which this position is based and are currently located outside of your home country and possess over two years of international work experience, the Syria Response Region has introduced an attractive remuneration package. The package includes competitive compensation, return flight to post, shipping allowance, temporary housing and a relocation allowance. Certain restrictions may apply. IRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff in our programs. IRC leading the way from harm to home. To apply: Deputy Director of Programs; Iraq: =13842.



World Learning seeks a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded youth and civil society project. Per USAID contract requirements, the expected period of performance will be 2-5 years depending on candidate citizenship. Recruitment contingent upon successful award of the project. The Chief of Party will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the project and will serve as World Learning's principal institutional liaison to the donor and key stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual and seasoned director, able to work effectively and respectfully with individuals from diverse backgrounds, and experienced in supporting civil society and sustained youth engagement. Job Responsibilities: Provide overall leadership, management and direction for the project; In conjunction with USAID and World Learning HQ, determine annual priorities, develop work plans, and ensure project responds to changing political conditions and operating environment; Oversee program administration, implementation, and fiscal management; Serve as primary liaison with USAID, development partners, and government stakeholders; Ensure timely and quality support to USAID Mission; Oversee expedient and responsive grants under contract program; Oversee and monitor quality of organizational capacity development to local organizations, using customized capacity development tools and approaches to ensure measureable impact; Report regularly to World Learning HQ, providing timely updates of all situational and program developments; Ensure reports, work plans, and other project deliverables are timely and of high quality; Manage and supervise team of local staff and consultants. Required QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree from an accredited university in a field such as business administration, organizational development, political science, international relations, or other relevant field; Minimum 7 years of experience in civil society strengthening, organizational development, policy advocacy, youth leadership development or other related field, which includes project management experience, with strong financial and personnel management expertise; Proven ability to properly engage with diverse populations and stakeholders in accomplishment of project objectives; Understanding of the Macedonian political and civil society landscape highly desirable; Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations; Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status; Proven, excellent oral and written communications ability; Proven track record of donor coordination, other donors and stakeholders; English fluency required; Macedonian and/or Albanian language skills highly desirable. Please transmit: CV or resume not to exceed 2 pages; cover letter (in English) with the post title on the subject line explaining why you are best qualified for this position; and three references within the last 3 years with current contact information (phone, mail address and email address). Nationals of Macedonia or other Balkan countries are highly encouraged to apply. To apply, go to Open the job posting of your choice and click the "Apply" button. The system will guide you on how to register and submit your application. While WL would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest and responses, only applicants who meet all requisite criteria and are shortlisted will be contacted. No phone calls please.



The United Nations seeks a Chief of Branch, Environment and Energy Statistics Branch in New York. Duties: Formulates and implements the substantive work programme in environmental information systems, geospatial information systems, energy statistics, and industry statistics as well as in international statistical classification in particular leads the integration of the various information system in support of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in statistics, environmental science, geospatial science or related area is required. A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in international data collection, statistical methodological work and capacity building programmes is required. Experience in the area of environmental, geospatial information systems, energy statistics as well as industry statistics and classification is required. Managerial experience at the national or international level is required. 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 the Appropriate Vacancy No. Closing date: 7/21/16. Vacancy no: 60028


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