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GLOBAL OPERATIONS SUPPORT PROJECT MANAGER
Under general direction of the Director of Global Operations Support, the Global Operations Support Project Manager will manage various projects to track progress, coordinate with colleagues to adjust goals and strategies, and draft summary reports on project status. S/he will support the shared vision of field driven quality programming and related activities. Her/his work is informed by Winrock's project management methodology along with funder requirements and operational policies and procedures.
Works with Director, Global Operations Support and other staff to design new projects that meet the needs of Winrock Operations and support Winrock's global implementation.
Develops and adjusts project strategies and work plans
Monitors various projects to ensure that staff, consultants, and partners are on track to achieve results
Provides periodic status reports to update leadership on project progress
Present project highlights at meetings and forums, as needed
Supports the Director, Global Operations Support to document best practices and case studies.
Works with the Director, Global Operations Support to improve processes, as needed
Works as an effective member of Winrock's worldwide team of development professionals; ensures project management success regardless of geographic location
Other duties as assigned by Supervisor
QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:
Bachelor's degree in Business, International Relations or equivalent qualification
At least 5 years' experience in project management or project design and monitoring
Experience working within a multi-unit, geographically dispersed organization
Proven experience in managing for results ;
Strong project management knowledge, analytical/problem solving skills, creativity and initiative.
Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment and effectively promote the WI's mission, values, and objectives.
Ability to identify programmatic, operational and compliance issues, and develop appropriate recommendations to increase consistent use of tools and templates and Winrock PM Practices.
Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment.
Analytical and conceptual skills as well as the curiosity and learning agility necessary to be successful in a growing organization with evolving operating and financial systems.
Some knowledge of accounting principles, finance and funder regulations (especially USG).
Strong verbal and written communications skills in dealing with businesses;
Must have excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Internet) and comfort working with database programs;
Foreign language skills a plus
Developing country experience preferred
Experience with working in a multiple funder environment preferred
Must be able to work independently, multi-task, be persistent and work under tight deadlines;
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; and
Ability to travel a minimum of 15% of the time.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits include life, disability and medical insurance; retirement; and other normal Winrock benefits.
Applicants should go to Jobs page at www.winrock.org to submit their application, cover letter and current resume. Position will remain open until filled. Candidates must not require sponsorship to work in the U.S. Winrock International is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.
JUNIOR POLICY ANALYST - BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY ADVISORY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, INDEPENDENT OFFICE OF EVALUATION
CHIEF OF PARTY
The Chief of Party will be responsible for overall activity leadership, strategic planning, management, and quality assurance. S/he will specifically be responsible for all project reporting and deliverables, liaising with USAID and other project partners, interacting with key financial sector actors, and ensuring that desired impacts are achieved.
Professionals interested in applying for this opportunity must meet the following qualifications:
A Master's degree in finance, international development, or a field related to finance (including Accounting; Business Administration; Economics; International Business Administration; Marketing; Statistics; Law), or 15 years of relevant experience in lieu of a Master's degree.
A minimum of ten years' experience managing complex donor-funded projects with a budget of at least $10 million
Experience assessing financial sector policies and regulations, as well as designing strategies, models, and organizational structures to deliver efficient and competitive financial services
Experience developing and strengthening host country institutional capacity in the financial sector; developing capital markets; stabilizing financial sectors; and implementing deposit insurance schemes
Prior experience working in or with European markets
Familiarity with the Ukrainian political and economic context
A proven ability to work collaboratively with USAID or other donors
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Mandatory fluency in English. Strong Ukrainian language skills preferred.
Please send cover letter and CV to UkraineFSTRecruit@chemonics.com by May 9, 2016. Early applications are encouraged. Please indicate primary field of expertise in cover letter and subject line of email. Only finalists will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please. Learn more about Chemonics International at www.chemonics.com.
FINANCIAL SECTOR SPECIALISTS
Professionals interested in short-term technical positions and/or long-term technical/leadership positions with expertise in the following areas are encouraged to apply:
Financial sector development, including assessing policies and regulation, and designing bank and non-bank strategies, models, and organizational structures to deliver efficient and competitive financial services
Financial literacy promotion, including public outreach and media campaigns
Digital financial services
Gender, youth, and vulnerable population inclusion
Minimum five years of experience on a USAID or similar donor-funded project preferred
Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree in a relevant field preferred
Familiarity with the Ukrainian political and economic context preferred
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with USAID or other donors
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Fluent English required; strong Ukrainian language skills preferred
Application Instructions: Please send cover letter and CV to UkraineFST@chemonics.com by May 6, 2016. Please include "Short- and long-term financial sector specialists" in the subject line. Early applications are encouraged. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Short- and long-term financial sector specialists FTS project" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check I do not wish to complete the information requested. Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.
FOUR (4) DEVELOPMENT CREDIT AUTHORITY (DCA) FINANCIAL ANALYST
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 email@example.com. Also include your salary history utilizing Form AID 1420-17 as part of your application. The form can be found at http://www.usaid.gov/forms. Only finalists will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please. Applications Accepted through June 25, 2016. Visionary Consulting Partners, LLC is a woman-owned, Equal Opportunity Employer.
CHIEF OF PARTY
The Chief of Party (COP) will provide the vision, technical leadership and management oversight for the project in addition to the supervision, administration, and implementation of the grant. This individual will establish and maintain systems for project operations, ensure that all contractual deadlines are met and targets are achieved, maintain working relationships with project stakeholders and partners, and oversee the preparation and submission of periodic progress and financial reports. The COP will deal with partner organizations and coordinate with USAID and other donors in all aspects of project planning, monitoring, and implementation.
The Chief of Party must possess the following:
Minimum of a Master's Degree in a relevant field required (education, public policy, business administration); Ph.D. level degree preferred.
At least 8 to 10 years demonstrated experience in managing international development programs with a focus on education in developing countries; proven expertise in education, reading instruction, and business;
Strong leadership, administrative, management, presentation, reporting, and communication skills and ability to implement projects with diverse subject matter;
Experience related to development of in-service training packages, curriculum standards,
innovative supplementary materials, student assessment, mentoring, monitoring, and analytical
skills in support of the project activities;
Technical knowledge and experience in reading acquisition, instruction, and assessment;
Demonstrated experience in education policy reform; and,
Ability to perform at a high level and apply diplomacy skills with a wide range of stakeholders (i.e. students, teachers, educators, school directors, pedagogical instructors, education Department leaders, Ministry of education and its affiliates, families, community members, business partners, donors).
Experience in managing, developing, deploying innovations related to the field of education;
Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa; and
PhD in Education.
AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/8878/chief-of-party%2c-liberia/job. Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE.
DIRECTOR, MONITORING & EVALUATION (GLOBAL HEALTH)
In this role you will be responsible for a significant level of business development activity, both proactive, and responsive, e.g., bid/no-bid vetting, proposal development, proposal writing, and proposal management, to include all support activities through to submission. To be successful, you must possess good organizational and multi-tasking skills and provide comprehensive logistics and administrative support across projects and proposals. We require someone who is assertive, works with a sense of urgency and possesses a strong work ethic. This position is based in our Vienna, VA Home Office, and with periodic work in our Washington DC Office. The successful candidate will serve in this role to primarily support the IBTCI Health Practice; as needed with other IBTCI Practices.
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
*Taking team leadership / technical roles on projects, including M&E projects.
*Working on technical tasks including but not limited to: performance monitoring, third-party monitoring, evaluations, assessments, sector or policy studies, surveys, knowledge management, learning, communications, and outreach activities.
*Conducting technical research, designing and approving instruments/ tools and methodologies for projects implementation, providing sectoral and country inputs, team building, work and resource planning, conducting analysis, preparing and finalizing presentations, and report review and writing. Providing training services in M&E and related projects.
*Initiating and following through on new business development opportunities.
*Drafting technical and non-technical sections of proposals in M&E, M&E related and implementation proposals.
*Representing IBTCI in business development or project implementation meetings with partners or clients.
*Strategic oversight for contract implementation including overseeing logistical and operational aspects of contracts.
*Oversee staff and consultant recruitment for proposals and on-going projects, Budget management and oversight for contracts.
*Manage relationships with U.S. and internationally-based consultants and sub- contractors.
*Taking the lead or serving as a team member in proposal preparation activities;
*Quality control for contracts and work products submitted by consultants.
*Facilitate development of consultant and sub-contractor contracts and purchase order agreements.
*Managing M&E practice resources in project implementation.
*May serve as primary DC-based point of contact with client.
Additional Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
*Represent IBTCI in industry conference and workshops.
*Author white papers or report to promote IBTCI intellectual prowess in M&E.
*Provide in-house training to home and field staff on M&E methodologies or sector related subject matter.
*Attend management meetings and contribute to strategic and business plans as needed.
*Other duties/tasks as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
*Expertise in at least one of the M&E-related activities i.e. (statistical analysis, impact analysis, performance evaluations, instrument design and management, M&E training;
*Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following sectors: Agriculture/ Food Security, Conflict and Crisis, Democracy and Governance, Economic Growth, Global Climate Change/ Environment, Global Health.
*Experience designing M&E systems for international development projects.
*Experience in all aspects of the proposal process: capture management; partnering; research; recruitment; writing; red-teaming; support to costing.
*Overseas experience working in M&E.
*Extensive ability to travel overseas is integral.
*Demonstrable results orientation, flexibility and problem solving skills.
*Strong communication skills (oral and written) required.
*Native fluency in the English language is required; a working competence in another language is desirable.
*Well-organized with strong attention to detail.
5 to 10 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of foreign assistance activities plus
15 years of experience in program management of foreign assistance or donor activities.
Master's degree in International Affairs, International Development, Policy Analysis, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration and/or Statistics/Social Research.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in a typical corporate office environment. Physical Requirements: Work is generally sedentary, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Supervisory Responsibility: The manager and associate level may report to this position. Travel: An average of 25% to 35% travel for project implementation and/or project management of business development initiatives. (Percentages may vary depending on portfolio of projects and IBTCI practice needs). Work Authorization: Candidate must be authorized to work in the U.S.A.
IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. We are an E-Verify Employer.
REGIONAL FINANCE DIRECTOR
Provide oversight and guidance of Field Office accounting (staff, policies, and procedures) with on-going input to respective Country Directors
Provide technical support and guidance regarding Deltek Costpoint, the enterprise resource planning solution that AMIDEAST uses.
Ensure that Field Office accounting staff meet all financial reporting deadlines
Coordinate communication between Headquarters and Field Office accounting staff, as required
Provide oversight and guidance regarding field office banking issues
Work with Headquarters Accounting Department to develop a consistent and standardized methodology for Field Office allocation of costs in compliance with AMIDEAST regulations
Identify improvements to the financial system that resolve operational finance problems in the field offices
Work with Headquarters' Director of Financial Planning and Analysis on monthly analysis of revenue and expense to ensure accuracy of financial data and to identify cost control issues and trends
In coordination with Headquarters, conduct visits to field offices to address training and compliance issues
Provide on-the-job training for regional and field office accounting staff
Automate and streamline processes to enhance accuracy of data while minimizing manual efforts
Develop process documentation for all processes
Other duties as assigned
A Bachelor's degree in Accounting and CPA certification; a Master's degree in Finance or in Business Administration is preferred
10+ years professional accounting experience, including Nonprofit and Government contractor experience required
A minimum of 7 years of staff management experience
Demonstrated proficiency Deltek Costpoint or similar industry-standard enterprise resource planning software
In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (and associated Accounting Standards and requirements for non-profit organizations, government contracts and indirect rates)
Solid understanding of OMB Circulars A-110, A-122, A-133 and experience managing audits
Process-oriented, with experience in documenting processes and procedures
Excellent computer skills; proficiency in MS Excel applications and experience with Cognos Impromptu or similar reporting software
Strong oral and written communication skills
Good analytical skills
Solid cross-cultural understanding and diplomacy skills
CHIEF OF PARTY
Launched in 2013, the School Support Program (SSP) is a USAID-funded initiative that focuses on improving the quality of education at 50 marginalized public schools in East Jerusalem and the West Bank by improving the educational environment in schools, enhancing community engagement, and strengthening student social competencies. The program takes a holistic approach that includes strengthening school leadership, improving teaching quality, upgrading educational facilities, and promoting community engagement in schools that serve these populations. In addition, the program is introducing career guidance, life skills training, and experiential learning opportunities for students. SSP is currently scheduled to conclude in March 2017, but may be extended through August 2017.
DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
As chief technical expert, provides strategic direction and leadership for all program components
Serves as primary liaison and engages regularly with USAID and Ministry of Education and Higher Education counterparts, and with the local office of Save the Children International, a major sub-awardee on the program
Coordinates closely with USAID on discussions of strategic direction and program developments
Provides overall supervision of the project to ensure timely development and implementation of work plans and the quality production and timely submission of all required reports and evaluations
Directly supervises component managers, who oversee the implementation of program activities in the schools
Directly supervises the Deputy Chief of Party, who oversees all compliance, administrative, and financial aspects of the program, including the monitoring & evaluation and communications functions
Coordinates with the AMIDEAST country director and AMIDEAST Headquarters on financial, contractual, and personnel issues and actions
Advanced degree in education or related field from an accredited university
Minimum 10 years' experience in basic education development and/or program management
Proven track record of exemplary communication and interpersonal skills to ensure a collaborative approach among team members as well as positive relations with donors, counterparts and staff
Detailed understanding of international trends and best practices in teaching and learning at the basic education level
PhD in education or a relevant field
International program management experience
Familiarity with the Arabic language and Arab culture
Experience in the Middle East region, particularly Palestine
USAID program management experience with a focus on basic education.
Salary commensurate with experience. AMIDEAST is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To Apply: Send Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org