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SENIOR COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS EXPERT
WORLDWIDE

There is an opening for a Senior Cost Benefit Analysis Expert with 20+ years' experience required. Salary range: Up to $642 daily depending on salary history; Open period: August 29, 2014 - September 7, 2014; Position information: Consulting opportunity; Title: Senior Cost-Benefit Analysis Expert; Performance dates: On/about October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015 (With possible extension up to 120 days); Duty locations: Worldwide; Position number: 20068. Background: USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, DC, USAID fosters transformational development around the world. USAID has reintroduced Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) and Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) to its programs and projects. This effort has been concentrated on agricultural projects funded under the Feed the Future Initiative as well as other priority sectors such as power, roads, Global Climate Change (GCC), and water and sanitation. Additionally, USAID is becoming actively involved in the training of Host Country government officials in this analysis. Scope of Work: The objective of the consultancy is to support the Economic Policy Office (EP) of the Bureau of Economics, Education and Environment (E3) in providing assistance to USAID missions in three broad areas: A) carrying out CBA/CEA of selected projects; B) providing quality control of CBA/CEA carried out by USAID officers and consultants; and C) teaching CBA/CEA to USAID staff and government counterparts. Travel may be required for this position. Deliverables: The contractor will be responsible for the following tasks: A) Carrying out CBA/CEA: Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to collect data and appropriately understand the project design and objectives, counterfactual situations, and the costs and benefits; Conduct analytical research or interact with internal and external partners as necessary to collect data and develop the necessary parameters and assumptions; Complete the full tasks of a CBA/CEA including: financial and economic analyses; stakeholder analyses; and risk and sensitivity analyses; Incorporate feedback from peer reviews of your work; Communicate (orally and written) and fully document the results of each model; and Demonstrate the utility of each model to the appropriate stakeholders and decision makers involved in project implementation. B) Review CBA/CEA models for quality and accuracy: Audit spreadsheets to mitigate human error; identify where key assumptions may have an adverse effect on the model results; and identify problems in data or methodology; Maintain a dialogue with modelers to provide recommendations and clarify any questions for improvements; and Review both the content and look of the Executive Summary and Technical Report documents; and Submit a final report summarizing the results of your quality control of each model. C) Training on CBA/CEA: Develop training materials, such as presentations, case studies, exercises, and modules for students; Conduct trainings and workshops for CBA/CEA students using the prepared training material; and Liaise with the client requesting the training to understand their specific interests and adapt presentations and training materials, where necessary, for sector- and country-specific trainings, workshops, and conferences. QUALIFICATIONS The following qualifications are preferred: 20 years of experience in cost-benefit analysis and economic development; Advanced degree in economics or a related field; Experience in creating materials and training in cost-benefit analysis and related techniques; and Experience with conducting CBA of sectors such as agriculture, power, roads, GCC, environmental conservation, and water and sanitation. Required Application Materials: The following application materials must accompany applications: 1. CV; 2. Cover Letter highlighting at least 3 CBAs you've modeled; 3. Contact information for three references. TO APPLY: Write Position #20068 on the subject line. Please submit all required documents listed above to Consulting@usaid.gov. 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.

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ECONOMIC GROWTH ADVISER
REMOTE

There is an opening for an Economic Growth Adviser. Salary range: Up to $642 daily depending on salary history; Open period: August 29, 2014 - September 7, 2014; Position information: Consulting opportunity; Title: Economic Growth Adviser; Performance dates: On/about October 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015 (With possible extension up to 120 days); Duty locations: Remote, no travel; Position number: 20069. Background: USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, DC, USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Scope of Work: The objective of the consultancy is to support the Office of Economic Policy (EP) of the Bureau of Economics, Education and Environment (E3) in providing support to the USAID Mission Economists (Backstop 11) in three broad areas: A) advise USAID management and staff on economic growth-related issues that affect the role of Foreign Service economists, including training; B) maintaining close contact with the cadre of Foreign Service economists, currently totaling 40, and coaching them as they undertake their program management and other duties; and C) credibly advise USAID Mission management worldwide on how to best utilize the skills of their economists. This is expected to be part-time work, not to exceed an average of 10-15 hours per week. The economic growth advisor will plan, design, and carry out his or her work with significant autonomy. Travel will not be required for this position. Deliverables: The contractor will be responsible for the following tasks: Ensure that Mission Management understands how to best utilize the economists, and work with the economists so they understand how to best serve the USAID Missions; Maintain regular contact with USAID Missions, USAID HR, and economist Foreign Service Officers to ensure coordination on assignments and responsibilities for economists; Participate in the Backstop-11 (Economist) bidding and assignment process, providing feedback to management both within the EP Office and on the Human Resources DLI team; Provide guidance in the development of the officers' Individual Learning and Development Plans; Help economists plan their training and on-the-job rotations; Be available to respond to questions on topics related to the economist technical competency areas, technical training opportunities, and Agency procedures; Maintain an updated list of economist positions at USAID Missions; and Maintain an updated list of economist Foreign Service Officers and their current posts. QUALIFICATIONS: The following qualifications are preferred: Familiarity with field practices with respect to personnel issues used for personnel employed under the Foreign Service Act; Knowledge of the type of human resource practices for personnel employed under the Foreign Service Act; Clear understanding of how economics plays a role at USAID and within the Missions; Interpersonal and coaching skills and experience to mentor economists; Excellent organizational and capacity building skills; and Senior management perspective. Required Application Materials: The following application materials must accompany applications: 1. CV; 2. Cover Letter; 3. Contact information for three references. TO APPLY: Write Position #20069 on the subject line. Please submit all required documents listed above to Consulting@usaid.gov. Please 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.

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TEAM LEADER
PAKISTAN

The Institute for Collaborative Development seeks a Team Leader for a project in Pakistan. REQUIRES: Must have 10+ years of international development experience and 8 years of management experience. Previous health insurance implementation experience is desired. TO APPLY: Interested candidates please send CVs to mrodriguez@collaborativedev.com

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ANTI-CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION ADVISOR
LIBERIA

AMEX International has posted an opening for a qualified Anti-Corruption Investigation Advisor to provide technical assistance and skills transfer to the Executive Committee and technical staff of the LNBA. REQUIRES: Professional-level knowledge in multiple areas of investigative techniques are preferred, including inquiry; data collection and analysis; search; inspection; surveillance techniques; record and document examination and analysis; tracking of assets; tasks such as working with appropriate agencies to freeze bank accounts; and custody or control of a suspect under investigation. Previous work experience with high-level enforcement agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation or a major metropolitan police department is highly desirable. For more information and to apply visit www.amexdc.com.

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DIRECTOR
AMMAN, JORDAN

ICARDA is seeking a Director who leads the ICARDA "Integrated Water & Land Management (IWLMP)" Research Program, which focuses on sustainable management of water and land resources in agriculture, with a special focus on improving productivities, combating degradation and enhancing ecosystems function in the developing world's dry areas and their rural communities. REQUIRES: Earned PhD in one or more of the following areas: water and/or land management, natural resource management, irrigation, land degradation, or equivalents. Minimum of 15 years' experience in agricultural research-for-development, partly in the developing world. Proven record of adoption of research outputs by farmers and/or (agro-) pastoralists. At least five years of international experience in a leadership position, with a strong multi- disciplinary, multi-cultural team leadership and management record. International scientific standing. Proven publication record, including in ISI peer-reviewed journals. Track record in donor relations, project development and fund raising, that facilitates growth in team size, constitution and quality. Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English. Knowledge of Arabic and/or French would be an advantage. TO APPLY: Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by 30 September 2014. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from women. Applications will be acknowledged, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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PROJECT DIRECTOR
GOMBE, NIGERIA

Pact is seeking a Project Director in Gombe. The Project Director will work in coordination with Pact staff to establish working relationships with state MOH, state Ministry of Local Government as well as Primary Health care development agencies, select LGAs and local health organizations. The Project Director will ensure that project activities proceed in a timely and successful manner and will ensure good financial management and compliance of all aspects of the project. The Project Director will also monitor security, carry out regular risk analyses and mitigate identified risks. The Project Director will work closely with the Country Director and other senior-level program staff to carry out duties and responsibilities. The job holder will ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact Nigeria resources. Minimum QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Public Health, Development Studies, International Development or other closely related field. 10 or more years of work experience with NGOs in all or most of the fields of MNCH, system strengthening and livelihoods. Experience should include development of strategies, guidelines and approaches; market assessments, conducting surveys; facilitating training, field program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Extensive knowledge of and management experience in livelihood programming (design, development, implementation, evaluation). Prior experience in Nigeria preferred. Fluency in English required, and a local Nigerian language preferred. Knowledge of all aspects of community-based programming with a special focus on livelihood in Nigeria. Proven skills in building organizational capacity and grants management. TO APPLY: This position is open to local Nigerian hires only. Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume/CV and cover letter on their suitability to: pactnghr@pactworld.org. All CV's/resume/applications MUST be in either word format or PDF. Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for on the SUBJECT of the mail. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Requisition Number: 14-0081.

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INTERNATIONAL PROPOSAL RECRUITER
WASHINGTON, DC

Pact is seeking an International Proposal Recruiter. Department Overview: Pact envisions a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Pact Human Resources Department supports this mission by creating a work environment that celebrates diversity, fosters professional growth and development, ensures competitive compensation and benefits, and provides exceptional service to management and staff. The Department is dedicated to providing practical, consistent, and proactive support, direction and advice to management and employees in the area of HR procedure, policy, best practice, employment rewards, benefits, and legislation to facilitate achieving the objectives and targets of our organization. Our services include full life cycle recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, total rewards management, training and development and employee engagement. The International Proposal Recruiter manages the recruitment process for Pact's responses to proposals. This position will partner with Pact's New Business Development and core proposal team in designing and implementing global sourcing and recruiting campaigns to attract and acquire diverse country nationals, expatriates, third country nationals and short-term technical assistance consultants for high level program positions. This position will serve as Pact's subject matter expert on proposal recruitment and build an exemplary network of skilled professionals both in and out of our sector. The International Proposal Recruiter will identify, evaluate and screen candidates who meet the required area of expertise and who will advance Pact's corporate mission and values. As part of Pact's recruitment team, the International Proposal Recruiter will report to the Recruitment Manager and work to build Pact's candidate pipeline, improve the efficiency of Pact's recruitment processes and systems and increase the presence and knowledge of Pact as a preferred employer. Key Responsibilities: Proactively source, evaluate, identify slates of candidates for USN, CCN and TCN positions associated with proposals and ensure that all donor and organizational staffing requirements are successfully completed for each funding opportunity within established deadlines; Collaborate with new business development, regional project stakeholders and technical experts to develop short and long-term strategic recruitment campaigns that meet proposal requirements; Participate in proposal-specific strategy sessions and apply knowledge gained to all aspects of the proposal recruitment efforts and review solicitations and technical proposals for staffing needs, structure and donor requirements; Work with hiring managers to develop job descriptions in accordance with the staffing plan; Generate effective and appropriate advertising campaign for positions, posting in newspapers, list-serves, on-line, trade publications, networks, etc. including internationally focused sources. Recommend creative and alternative advertising venues and strategies. Track and report on the effectiveness of strategy. Maintain candidate files within the internal recruiting database; Represent Pact at career fairs, professional conferences and other specific industry networking events; Establish a strong rapport with hiring managers at headquarters and international field offices to understand their strategic staffing needs, priorities, constraints and fill vacancies in a timely manner; Review online applications, evaluate qualifications of both internal and external candidates, conduct prescreen interviews to analyze candidate experience, fit, availability, interest level, salary requirements, and coordinate pre-employment tests as needed; Develop a short list and present qualified candidates to hiring managers in a timely manner; Guide hiring manager in identifying a balanced interview panel, designing an efficient and professional interview process, and preparing interviewers; Manage communications between applicants, hiring managers and others keeping all parties apprised of the status of each search; Synthesize interview feedback, share results with hiring manager, and assist hiring manager with final decisions. Provide candidates feedback on interview results as appropriate; Work with the hiring and HR Manager to determine titles and salaries, ensuring compliance with budget; Conduct reference checks, background checks, negotiating offers with selected candidates, preparing offer letters/ employment agreements for signature, and working with HR to ensure submission/ upload of all documentation required. Ensure that finalist is accurately informed of allowance and benefit package; Obtain required proposal documentation from candidates such as verification, Biographical data form, references, letters of commitment; and appropriate versions of CVs ensuring that all documentation complies with donor specifications, is complete and accurate; Serve as point of contact for key personnel after proposal submission and until a funding decision has been determined by the donor; At time of award, transition the hiring process functions to the appropriate HR manager to ensure a successful onboarding process; Proactively build Pact's talent pipeline and network of potential candidates by identifying, screening, interviewing and assessing candidates for future business development goals; Team with all recruiters to increase presence and knowledge of Pact as a preferred employer, discuss networking, sourcing and recruitment activities and strategies; Partner with HR team to identify creative alternatives and improve HR systems; Assist with domestic recruiting efforts as needed and other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree; plus a minimum of six years progressively responsible recruitment experience, three of which must include international proposal recruitment. Experience recruiting for USAID projects/ proposals, especially in Africa and Asia. In-depth knowledge of USAID and USG regulations for grants, contracts and other funding modalities. Excellent network of contacts globally that can be leveraged for recruiting efforts; ability to build and maintain solid relationships for recruitment purposes. Experience providing recruitment support for positions that are generated through the development of new proposals and concept notes that are funded by USG, multilateral and other bilateral donors. Proven track record of recruiting international talent to be based in developing nations strongly preferred. Exceptional history of recruiting and hiring high-quality individuals utilizing a full life cycle recruiting process including: developing recruitment strategies, creatively sourcing candidates, pre-screening, interviewing and assessing candidates and negotiating and finalizing job offers. Strong phone interviewing skills, networking, interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation/ attitude and demonstrated ability to communicate and develop effective business relationships with staff at all levels in the organization. Strong written, presentation/ verbal, analytic , problem solving, decision making and negotiation skills; Ability to create a unique sourcing strategy that utilizes the many resources available to recruiters, and a proven methodology for attracting hard to source candidates; Hands-on experience with applicant tracking system and the ability to grasp new technologies; Ability to travel internationally when needed (up to 20% annually). Demonstrated sensitivity and discretion when handling confidential information. Demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced, high volume environment. Ability to consistently demonstrate professional, positive, calm, flexible, approachable attitude/ demeanor. Cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge of and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and databases including applicant tracking systems. Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency in French preferred. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0095. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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GLOBAL TALENT ACQUISITION MANAGER
WASHINGTON, DC

Pact is seeking a Global Talent Acquisition Manager. Pact envisions a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Pact Human Resources Department supports this mission by creating a work environment that celebrates diversity, fosters professional growth and development, ensures competitive compensation and benefits, and provides exceptional service to management and staff. The Department is dedicated to providing practical, consistent, and proactive support, direction and advice to management and employees in the area of HR procedure, policy, best practice, employment rewards, benefits, and legislation to facilitate achieving the objectives and targets of our organization. Our services include full life cycle recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, total rewards management, training and development and employee engagement. The Global Talent Acquisition Manager leads the Talent Acquisition Team and is responsible for the oversight and management of Pact's recruitment efforts to find the best and the brightest. The aim of the team is to attract, develop, retain and support Pact's global talent. Reporting to the VP of Global Human Resources, the Global Talent Acquisition Manager will ensure that Pact has state of the art talent acquisition policies, processes and programs and partner with colleagues to successfully implement in all Pact offices. He/she will ensure that the talent acquisitions efforts work toward Pact's strategic goals and organizational values. The Global Talent Acquisitions Manager will implement global sourcing and recruiting campaigns including designing and implementing effective strategies, building collaborative internal relationships and effective external networks. Working to attract and acquire high quality talent that makes Pact a recognized leader in the field, he/she will use creative and innovative approaches to build Pact's candidate pipeline, improve the efficiency of Pact's recruitment processes and systems and increase the presence and knowledge of Pact as a preferred employer. Key Responsibilities: Organize, plan and manage the entire life cycle of recruitment from sourcing candidates to on boarding utilizing the budgeted resources to deliver consistent and timely results; Develop and implement a global recruitment and talent strategy to support organizational mission, vision and goals; Drive improvements to global recruitment policies and processes to ensure streamlined, effective, and high quality services are delivered, and provide regular recruitment metrics and report on progress; Partner with VP of Global Human Resources to provide leadership with thoughtful, meaningful and creative metrics and the interpretation and application of the results; Oversee the application and use of a candidate database (UltiPro) of qualified professionals providing rapidly to talent management needs; Participate in proposal-specific and non-proposal talent strategy sessions and apply knowledge gained to all aspects of the recruitment efforts; Engage in workforce planning and forecasting organization-wide; collaborate with Business development and hiring managers to identify priority countries and programs and source talent in advance of open positions. Provide general recruitment and talent acquisition support, including defining job requirements and responsibilities, writing job ads and descriptions, posting open positions, conducting phone/ Skype interviews, screening resumes, coordination of interviews, background checking, researching new acquisition sources, and addressing general employment inquiries; Identify targeted advertising opportunities, design all recruitment forms and recruitment materials; Create and foster strong relationships with colleagues and partner with hiring managers to identify requirements and business needs. Provide coaching on sourcing and interview strategy; Conduct presentations and recruitment trainings to build leader skill and awareness of legal restrictions in talent acquisition techniques; Develop strategies and programs to attract talent and increase presence and knowledge of pact as a preferred employer; Ensure recruiters and hiring managers have a clear mutual understanding of staffing policies, practices, processes and priorities; Supervise Pact's recruitment team working by example to set high standards and outstanding leadership guidance offering on-going feedback and opportunities for development; Collaborate and liaise with Human Resources team on a variety of operational and strategic initiatives including; new hire processing of documentation, Affirmative Action Planning, Compensation and Job design and others as needed. Ensure compliance with OFCCP and USAID requirements for recruitment, proposals and project hires. Prepare and/or review offer letter/ employment agreements for signature. Proactively build Pact's talent pipeline and network of potential candidates by identifying, screening interviewing and assessing candidates for future business development goals and by creating a presence at career fairs, on-line and other virtual locations; undertakes all other duties and projects as may be assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree; plus a minimum of ten (10) years recruitment experience with a proven record of progression, two of which must include international development proposal recruitment. Three (3) or more years of progressive supervisory experience working in high volume recruiting environment. Familiarity working with OFCCP guidelines and implementing appropriate processes. Experience with USAID and international development industry (for-profit or non-profit). Experience coordinating and attending career fairs and other professional networking events. Strong interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation/ attitude. Strong written, presentation/ verbal, and negotiation skills. Experience using both internet recruitment sources and Applicant Tracking Systems. Ability to travel internationally when needed (up to 20% annually). Demonstrated sensitivity and discretion when handling confidential information. Demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced, high volume environment. Demonstrated ability to be professional, calm, flexible, resilient, solution oriented, and creative. Cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge of and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds. Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency in French. Experience with UltiPro. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0097. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CEO
WASHINGTON, DC

Pact is seeking an Executive Assistant to the CEO. The Office of the CEO develops and implements Pact's strategy and oversees all operational and financial matters of the organization. The team consists of a small group of professionals dedicated to supporting Pact's CEO with decision making, day-to-day management of the organization, and execution of strategic priorities and initiatives. The Office of the CEO interacts with staff from a wide cross-section of the organization and leads many of the most high-profile projects the organization embarks upon. This office also supports the CEO with Board of Director engagement and communication as well as oversight of Pact's subsidiaries. Position Purpose: The Executive Assistant to the President and CEO is the first point of contact and as such plays a significant role in presenting the President and CEO's image to internal and external stakeholders. The Executive Assistant to the President and CEO has primary responsibility for providing a wide range of complex and confidential administrative support to the CEO and the office of the President and CEO. This position coordinates various activities and ensures that the department's day-to-day operation is efficient and effective. In addition, this position must provide excellent customer service, demonstrate initiative, take ownership of responsibilities, and complete projects with positive results. The Executive Assistant to the CEO will handle a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision. The Executive Assistant to the CEO must be exceedingly well organized, flexible and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting a busy executive, his complicated travel schedule, board meetings and interacting with other senior leaders. Key Responsibilities: Exhibits a total commitment to maintaining high quality service standards and demonstrates service excellence skills in dealing proactively with staff, board, partners, visitors, and all Pact contacts. Administration: Anticipate needs of the CEO and act as gatekeeper, understanding organizational, staff, board and donor priorities. Competently and professionally handle information that is sensitive, complex and confidential in nature. Coordinate and manage executive's complex schedule, exercising judgment, professionalism and tact. Arrange programs, events and conferences by identifying and selecting facilities and caterer, issuing information or invitations, coordinating travel, coordinating speakers, and controlling event budget. Schedule and coordinate extensive domestic and international travel, speaking engagements, conference calls and department, team and 1:1 meetings. Prioritize and manage information coming into and going out of the Executives' offices - circulate information appropriately, document and share with appropriate staff, external individuals and organizations. Compose and edit correspondence as authorized on behalf of the CEO, coordinate follow-up and outreach to key individuals and organizations. Prepare, review, track and process all expense reports and reimbursements on behalf of the office of the President and CEO. During absences, monitor all communications (email/ mail/ phone), forward to the appropriate staff person for action. Perform research on various issues, policies, donors, potential board concerns and organizations as required. Manage corporate credit card and handle all procurement for the office of the President and CEO. Answer route telephone calls, transmitting decisions and instructions and answering inquiries to aid executive in the resolution of routine matters. Receive and assist visitors, recommending other contacts for them, as appropriate. Remain knowledgeable of corporate policies, systems, organizational history, goals, philosophies and mission. Take minutes, compose and prepare confidential correspondence, reports and other complex documents. Ensure executive bios are updated and respond to requests for materials on executives. Board Liaison: Support all board activities including board committee meetings: preparation of materials/ board books, managing proceedings, minute taking, travel arrangements, lodging, meal planning, record keeping and follow-up. Plan and facilitate board member travel to headquarters and partner with field offices in handling all international travel logistics for international board meeting. Develop board and committee agendas, notices, minutes and resolutions for corporate meetings, with review by CEO and executive leadership team. Establish and maintain confidential executive filing systems, including board and board committee files and corporate governance policies; which permit timely and accurate reference to business matters. Develop, maintain and serve as the main point of contact for the board portal and maintain/ update all information, post all board material and relevant documents. Obtain and track information, photos and bios for all new board members. Design, prepare and conduct board orientation for new members - organizing staff participation. Oversee special events, assist with planning staff meetings and office celebrations. Perform other duties and special projects as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree and at least six (6) years of relevant experience (or equivalent) with 3 years supporting an executive. Minimum of two years supporting a board of directors. Proven track record in managing confidential information with discretion. Demonstrated strong analytical skills with ability to quickly interpret and organize data and information. Experience in project management with proven ability to multi-task and manage around changing priorities. Proven experience working effectively with employees at all levels. Preferred Qualifications: Strong communications skills, including the ability to make a presentation. Ability to problem-solve difficult issues. Good negotiating and conflict resolution skills. Strong understanding of budgets. Good experience in one of Pact's technical areas or a support function. Working knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations. Competence using common desktop applications and internal systems. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0103. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE SPECIALIST (ADVISOR)
WASHINGTON, DC

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service is seeking an International Trade Specialist (Advisor) in Washington, DC. Department: Department Of Agriculture; Agency: Foreign Agricultural Service; Job Announcement Number: FASB-2014-0063; Salary range: $124,995.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year; Open period: Monday, August 25, 2014 to Friday, September 12, 2014; Series and Grade: GS-1140- 15; Position information: Full-Time - Term; Duty locations: 1 vacancy - Washington, DC; Who may apply: US Citizens; no prior Federal experience is required. Security clearance: Secret. This position will be administratively assigned to U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3), Office of Trade and Regulatory Reform (TRR). TRR provides technical leadership, research, and field support on the issues of trade and regulatory reform including, but not limited to, trade facilitation, trade policy, investment, and commercial law and regulatory reform. State-of-the-art trade and regulatory programs support reforms to increase openness and to improve the competitiveness of countries in a global economy. The individual selected for this position will serve as an Advisor on issues related to highly technical areas such as World Trade Organization (WTO) accession and compliance, trade liberalization and policy reform, trade and investment regulatory reform, customs and border agency reform, technical barriers to trade and standards, and intellectual property rights. The Advisor coordinates closely with officials of other U.S. Government agencies on trade capacity building aspects of U.S. trade policy. The Advisor coordinates the acquisition by missions and regional bureaus of appropriate expertise to design, implement, and evaluate trade capacity building efforts. The Advisor ensures that USAID's programs on trade are consistent with best practice and activities are well-coordinated and coherent. The Advisor provides advice to E3 on trade-related matters. TO APPLY: See Full Job Description and Apply Online Here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/378079100

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SR. DIRECTOR, GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
NORFOLK, VA

Physicians for Peace is seeking a Senior Director, Global Health Programs. The overall objective of the Senior Director, Global Health Programs is to provide leadership for the organization's programmatic efforts as aligned with the strategic plan. The Senior Director, Global Health Programs is responsible for leading a team to develop, plan, implement and evaluate the overall programmatic efforts towards a unified strategic goal. The Senior Director, under the supervision of the CEO, manages the day to day field operations and seeks to increase the scope and depth of the organization's programs by building on existing strategic partnerships and exploring areas for growth. Employment Status: Full-time (40+ hours per week) Salaried. Exempt. Essential Job Functions: External: Manage all programmatic areas of the organization's mission and strategic plan. Oversee collaborative agreements with partners including definition of roles and responsibilities, mutual expectations, and ongoing partnership development within the guidelines of the strategic plan. In cooperation with the Director of Evaluation and Organizational Learning, ensure programs are aligned with the strategic plan and have appropriate, measureable objectives. Lead operations team efforts so that evaluation plans are effectively executed and reported for continual process improvement, transparency and, where appropriate, opportunities for publication and presentation. Oversee the supply strategy including sourcing, inventorying, shipping, and valuing donated and purchased materials to ensure appropriateness to core program areas; continually evaluate the cost-benefit of the supply strategy. Take a leadership role in the optimal management of grants upon award. Lead the development and management of a robust volunteer International Medical Educator (IME) recruitment, selection, orientation, training, recognition and retention program. Ensure, where appropriate, the development and implementation of fit-for-purpose program curricula to provide baseline standards of learning. Conduct field visits to collaborate with key partners and further develop programmatic strategies and education and training objectives. Develop and maintain US-based and international partnerships that further organizational programmatic goals, including relationships with universities, other NGOs/PVOs, government agencies, and professional organizations. Represent Physicians for Peace as a thought leader and advocate to donors, stakeholders and the general public through day-to-day activities and other opportunities such as media interviews, conferences, speeches, and committee memberships. Internal: Lead the Medical Operations team, including interns and fellows. Serve as a member of the Physicians for Peace leadership team to facilitate and implement the organization's vision, core purpose, and strategic plan. Serve as lead programmatic liaison to the Medical Operations Committee, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and other committees as needed. Develop and manage the department's operating plan and budget. Work closely with Communications Department to provide timely and effective programmatic information for collateral marketing and public relations efforts. Work with and support the Development Department with appropriate inputs for fundraising initiatives. Communicate regularly with Finance to provide accurate and timely budget and forecasting data. Lead efforts to identify appropriate innovations for programmatic improvement. Seek effective ways to utilize technology or other strategies to improve communications and the transfer of knowledge between IMEs, between IMEs and their trainees, and between trainees. Lead internal and external dissemination of information to key stakeholders, including writing and distribution of programmatic reports, presentations, and other materials. Review, analyze, and make recommendations to CEO on proposed programmatic partnerships. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree (minimum Master's level) in in Public Health, global health, international development or a related field. Minimum of 8 years managing overseas development, health or humanitarian programs at the HQ or country level. Minimum of 5 years in senior leadership and management positions with an NGO working in global health and development. Proven ability to manage a team of global health professionals. Experience in international health education and training is desirable, particularly in developing and monitoring successful, replicable and sustainable programs in developing country environments. Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English along with superior presentation skills. Proficiency in Spanish and/or French a plus. Solid understanding of and experience with NGO administration and finance systems. Excellent relationship management skills and proven ability to network and establish strategic relationships with multiple stakeholders both within the organization and outside - governments, donors, civil society members across geographies, staff and board of directors. Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and execute grants, including US Government grants. Ability to work collaboratively and productively with other departments to improve efficiency, effectiveness and organizational performance. Experience with participatory methods and partnerships. Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility. Demonstrated personal accountability and drive to serve others. Understanding of and experience with capacity-building principles in local partnerships highly desired. Willingness and ability to frequently travel both domestically and internationally. Understanding of the major trends, donors, NGO players, latest technical updates and best practices and desire to continue learning best practices in the field of global health. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. TO APPLY: please submit cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to search@physiciansforpeace.org no later than September 12, 2014. Physicians for Peace is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Physicians for Peace encourages applications from qualified persons of every race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and disability.

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REGIONAL DIRECTOR
AMMAN, JORDAN

CARE is seeking a Regional Director. Other Possible Locations: Egypt or Turkey; Expected Travel: up to 50%; Language Requirement: Arabic preferred; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. The Regional Director is responsible for providing leadership and high level oversight of all key areas of regional and country office strategy and performance. This includes responsibilities within the region for strategy development and oversight, leadership and management, building and maintaining relationships, talent development and staff supervision, financial stewardship, resource acquisition, and program focus and quality. The Regional Director is also responsible for leading regional teams around shared directions and priorities, contributing to and applying within the region overall CARE organizational priorities and strategies, and representing regional interests to CARE's senior management. CARE USA's regional directors are responsible for all CARE USA development and humanitarian response activities across a specific geographic area, which may include both CARE USA lead country offices as well as country offices led by other CARE members. The major challenges for all senior leadership in the region includes ensuring that CARE is strengthening its impact on poverty and injustice in the region in the context of a rapidly changing region and world, through remaining relevant, designing, implementing and measuring the impact of appropriate programs across the region, and evolving the organization to support its future impact and relevance. Primary Responsibilities: Strategy Development and Oversight; Leadership and Management; Talent development and staff supervision; Financial Stewardship; Resource Acquisition; Program Focus & Quality. REQUIRED SKILLS: Bachelors' degree in a related field. 8-10 years senior management position in the development field. Strategic and operational management. Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning. Extensive conceptual skills including strategic analysis. Demonstrated management skills in a complex international setting. Proven experience and skills in leading and managing organizational change processes. Outstanding communications skills (written, verbal - English required, Arabic desired). Strong decision-making skills and effectiveness. People/ relationship management: Experience supervising and developing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting. Demonstrated self-awareness, leadership and interpersonal skills. Strong human resource management skills including capacity building, coaching and conflict management. Demonstrated interest and ability to give feedback, develop, motivate and lead a diverse team to achieve results. Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments. Financial management: Knowledge and experience with financial management as demonstrated by ability to: Manage a complex budget; Effectively follow-up on internal and external audit recommendations; Ensure donor compliance and reporting. Information/ knowledge management: Ability to establish a learning culture within the region and to facilitate knowledge sharing across CARE. External relationships/ fundraising: Experience in successfully managing various forms of partnerships with national and international Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), etc. Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts. Strong representation, influencing and negotiation skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 413. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

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PROGRAM QUALITY AND LEARNING MANAGER
GOMA, DEM REP OF CONGO

CARE is seeking a talented Program Quality and Learning (PQ&L) Manager to drive the core functions of the program quality and learning unit in collaboration with the Assistant Country Director - Program (ACD-Program). Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: French and English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. The position will coordinate activities and efforts that aim at enhancing program quality and impact measurement in line with CARE DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) Strategic plan. The position will contribute on project and program design. S/he is facilitating reflective practice, learning and knowledge management, providing technical input during project and program design, monitoring and evaluation, identifying and facilitating program staff and partners skills development in all core functions of PQ&L. Primary Responsibilities: Proposal design and integration; Manages and coordinates PQ&L team; Promote reflective practice, learning and knowledge management; CO (Country Office) impact measurement system; Ensure organizational performance in basic PQ&L functions; Capacity building; Perform other duties assigned. REQUIREMENTS: Advanced degree in Social Science or related international development field. Proficiency in statistic and data analysis. Proficiency in qualitative research technics. At least 3 years' experience in monitoring and evaluation systems in particular related to livelihoods and Women Empowerment. Strong facilitation, coaching and mentoring skills. Experience in training and capacity building. Knowledge of data management systems. In depth knowledge of gender and diversity frameworks and gender in the project cycle. Fluent communication both in French and English. Experience in using appreciative inquiry methodologies. Understanding and operationalization of Rights Based Approaches and livelihoods frameworks. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 411. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

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STATE COORDINATOR
MALAKAL, SOUTH SUDAN

CARE is seeking a talented State Coordinator whose aim is to ensure high quality implementation of CARE's program in Upper Nile State in the most effective manner possible. Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time. In particular to make every effort to ensure that the Program objectives/ outputs are achieved according to the work plan, the donor's requirement and within the contracted project period. Primary Responsibilities: Project design and implementation; Program support and security; Contract and financial management; Personnel management; External relations. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum relevant Master's degree or graduate with significant relevant experience. At least 7 years' experience working in conflict/ post conflict context, preferably in Africa. At least 4 years' experience in a program management setting, with demonstrated experience in line managing staff. Experience in managing a program of similar size/ complexity. Demonstrated experience in gender analysis and women's empowerment. Demonstrated experience in humanitarian programming in conflict environments. Strong understanding of humanitarian accountability and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). Demonstrated experience in program assessments, problem analysis and program design. Demonstrated experience working within insecure environments. Team player, who is able to develop strong collaborative relations across the organization, in both the program and program support departments. Strong advisory skills, and proven ability to support field teams to improving the quality of programming. Strong gender and conflict analysis skills, and the ability to articulate and design programs using a rights based approach. Preferably the incumbent also has a strong grasp of CAREs Unifying Framework for understanding the underlying causes of poverty and vulnerability. Proven budgeting and financial management skills. Ability to develop and articulate program ideas related to Peace building, governance and civil society. Demonstrated ability to advise and coach field staff. Ability to work and live under difficult conditions. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 406. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

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ASSISTANT COUNTRY DIRECTOR - PROGRAM SUPPORT
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

CARE is seeking an Assistant Country Director (ACD) - Program Support (PS). Expected Travel: up to 20%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. In the current context in South Sudan, procurement, logistics, administration and human resources are vital to the effective running of the CARE program. CARE is seeking a very senior, experienced manager with experience in managing program support functions in a complex sometimes insecure environment. Program Support plays two interrelated roles in a Country Office (CO): Its primary role is to support the successful implementation of the CO Program by providing services, information and advice in an effective, efficient, proactive, responsive manner in line with CARE and donor requirements. Another key role is to ensure that the resources of the CO are managed and safeguarded optimally. The role of the ACD-Program Support is to ensure that the systems (people, policies, processes and tools) that are necessary to play those roles in a given CO context exist and are fully operational. The ACD-PS leads and manages the PS team, collaborates/ integrates with Program managers and staff, other internal stakeholders (finance, internal audit, Regional Management Unit (RMU)/headquarters) as well as external stakeholders (partner organizations, Host Government etc.). S/he is a full member of the CO Senior Management Team (SMT) and is expected to contribute substantially to CO management activities. The functional areas under the ACD-PS's responsibility include: Human Resources, Information & Communication Technology, Procurement of Goods and Services, Transport management, Property Management and Facility Management. The position requires advanced management skills, knowledge of accounting and budget management, a good understanding of Security and Safety principles, as well as the application of 'people-skills' that promote staff development through team-building, coaching, and mentoring. As a member of the Strategic Management Team, s/he has a key role in the development of CO strategies and fully participates in strategic-level decision and policy making on matters of Program and PS. The position reports to the Country Director. S/he collaborates closely with the ACD- Program and Program Quality and Fundraising Director, and serves as the line manager for the Supply Chain Coordinator, Senior Administration Officer, the HR Coordinator and the IT Manager. Primary Responsibilities: Staff Management; Human Resources; Procurement, Administration and IT; Senior Management/ Strategy. REQUIRED SKILLS: Bachelor's Degree in related field. 5 years in senior management position in development field. Advanced management skills. Knowledge of administration, procurement, country office management. Experience in humanitarian crises. Excellent knowledge of grants management with various donors. Excellent people skills, leadership and motivation. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 410. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

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SENIOR DIRECTOR OPERATIONS
TANZANIA

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. (HJF) is seeking a Senior Operations Manager in Tanzania to support the Country Director with strategic leadership and management of the organization and to oversee the Operations and Administration, Contracts and Grants, Human Resource and Finance Departments. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services. He/She will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of a large and diverse program. The program is expected to expand, thereby recruiting additional staff, increasing the total number of staff to around two hundred. The incumbent will be expected to manage the operational needs to the growing program. Responsibilities: 1. In collaboration with the Country Director develop strong partnerships with Ministry of Health and Civil Society partners and stakeholders. 2. Maintain a strong and wide network with key partners and stakeholders as well regular communication with the USG/DOD/WRAIR team in Tanzania. 3. Work with the Country Director to develop strategies to problem-solve programmatic and operational challenges to promote successful programmatic implementation. 4. Ensure programmatic and operational compliance with grant rules and regulations, HJF policies as well as US and Tanzanian Laws. 5. Direct the development of country budgets in line with program plans and operational guidance. 6. With relevant country office staff monitor internal budget reports, prepare forecasts, conduct expenditure analysis. 7. Oversee the development and execution of sub-agreement and contracts. 8. Oversee the administration of Human Resource functions including development and implementation of HR policies, hiring, performance management and disciplinary actions. 9. Oversee and provide guidance for relevant staff for procurement procedures, administrative, logistical, transport, security, and risk management functions for the country office and 5 satellite offices. 10. Provide support to Program leadership in day-to-day administrative activities and operations. 11. The incumbent will be responsible for assessing current and future administrative staffing and training needs, recommending proposals to insure adequate staffing levels and staff training. 12. Ensure United States and Tanzanian Governments policies and regulations are followed. 13. Review current staffing levels with regard to appropriateness to support program activities, evaluate competitiveness in employment packages, and provide support to staff recruitment efforts. 14. Directs, coordinates, and conducts personnel actions and furnishes guidance and assistance as needed. 15. Oversee execution of agreements, contracts and legal issues with the assistance of MHRP HQ and HJF HQ staff as deemed necessary. 16. Provide oversight and accountability where appropriate for program financial, procurement, and contracting activities particularly supporting HJF MRI requirements. 17. Provides collaborative assistance to other program personnel and research scientists that require the incumbent's expertise. 18. Maintains a safe work environment with appropriate training of other personnel. 19. Supports a productive team environment. 20. Completes other projects as needed. REQUIREMENTS: 1. Demonstrated ability in leadership and management of a complex and multi-stakeholder organization. 2. Administrative program management experience in international settings. 3. Strong fiscal oversight and monitoring experience including advanced experience in managing program budgets according to USG guidelines and regulations. 4. Expert in managing procurement, finance, contracting, and administrative policies. 5. Demonstrated experience in successfully managing a project of similar size and complexity and proven capacity of supervising a multi-disciplinary team, including Directors and senior managers, technical experts and support staff. 6. Excellent interpersonal skills, including flexibility, diplomacy, intercultural communicative competence and respect for colleagues. 7. An ability to communicate effectively to include excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills. 8. Ability to independently troubleshoot administrative tasks and challenges. 9. Worked as a leader and part of a team in a remote setting. 10. Advanced proficiency in English and computer literacy. Knowledge of Swahili language is an advantage. 11. Experience living in a rural African context highly desired. Education/ Requirements: Master's Degree in Business Administration, Health Administration Financial Management or Public Administration with professional accounting qualifications. Maximum Experience: Minimum of twelve years of comparable senior work experience, preferably at Director level that includes administration and operations management, human resource management, contract management, procurement, logistics and financial management with a minimum of seven years or more in an international setting preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa. Physical Capabilities: Incumbent will be expected to relocate to Tanzania and travel to Bethesda, Maryland (USA) on occasion as necessary to perform job duties. Supervisory Responsibilities/ Controls: Incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the HJFMRI Country Director as well as the MHRP Directors having oversight of the Program. Work Environment: May require working evenings and weekends. TO APPLY: Please apply on-line at http://www.hjf.org/careers/ click "Advanced Search" and enter job number 209375 in the Job Opening ID box. OR fax your resume to 240- 694-3151. Please specify title and job number on fax. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalent, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Vice President of Human Resources. HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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EARLY GRADE READING COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION PROJECT
NEPAL

Plan is an international, child centered community development organization without political or religious affiliation. Plan works with children, sponsors, communities, partner organizations, donors and governments in 70 countries around the world. Plan has been working in Nepal since 1978. Plan Nepal is seeking to recruit competent, committed, self-motivated and enthusiastic candidates for the project positions below, subject to USAID funding. About the Project: Early Grade Reading (EGR) Project: Plan is seeking candidates for an upcoming USAID Early Grade Reading Community Mobilization Project in Nepal. The primary purpose of this project will be to implement community mobilization activities to improve the reading abilities of grades 1-3 public primary students in Nepal through the National Early Grade Reading Program. The project will focus on Community Mobilization to increase literacy, Safe Schools and Youth Engagement. The position is contingent upon award of the project by the donor. TO APPLY: Qualified and interested Nepali candidates are requested to submit an application and the most recent Curriculum Vitae, with names of 3 references. The full application may be dropped off at Plan Nepal Office at Shree Durbar, Pulchowk OR mailed to Plan Nepal's P.O. Box 8980 OR emailed directly to nepal.vacancy@plan- international.org by 1 September, 2014. Only short listed candidates will be notified for written test & interview. All candidates applying for the Chief of Party position should submit an application through the Plan International Website at https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?company=PlanInt. Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Plan strongly encourages women applicants and applicants from Dalit, Madhesi, Janajati, marginalized ethnic groups and offers proactive support and capacity development for female staff and staff from marginalized group. Plan Nepal reserves the rights to cancel vacancy announcements without assigning any reason whatsoever. Plan will not entertain solicitations for any position and candidates who do so may be disqualified. Plan takes active measures in recruitment and employment practices to ensure children are protected.

CHIEF OF PARTY
NEPAL

Key responsibilities: Provide technical and managerial oversight and leadership for the project. Ensure technical quality of the program and provide an integrated vision among different components and partners. Ensure efficient management of financial resources, including the review and approval of program budgets and monitoring of expenditures. Oversee management, delivery, and monitoring of sub-grants. Supervise program monitoring, evaluation, and reporting and ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required by the donor. Serve as a principal liaison with relevant ministries, USAID, project partners and stakeholders, and other donors to ensure effective program implementation and to build lasting relationships. Assure full compliance with all USAID, Plan, and other fiduciary regulations. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Master's Degree in relevant field (Education, International Development, Social Sciences, etc.), PhD preferred. Minimum of 10 years of relevant program management and supervisory experience in the international development field. Minimum of eight years of experience in managing large programs focused on education, community-based development. Significant experience in managing USAID-funded programs (minimum 5 years) at a senior level. Experience preventing, addressing, and monitoring gender-based violence (GBV) and background/ qualifications in gender transformative programming & gender analysis preferred. Previous Chief of Party/ Project Director experience. Knowledge of and experience with USG and USAID rules and regulations. Familiarity with the Nepal education system including early grade reading challenges, youth and community engagement in education. Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local partners, government officials, donor representatives, and international staff. Excellent English oral and written communication skills, knowledge of Nepali preferred. Work experience in Asia, prior experience in Nepal highly preferred. Job Description for the Chief of Party can be downloaded from Plan International Website (plan-international.org/about-plan/jobs). All candidates applying for this position should submit an application through the Plan International Website at https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?company=PlanInt

COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION ADVISOR
NEPAL

Key responsibilities: Serve as the technical lead on all community outreach and mobilization activities. Conduct social mobilization campaigns that will inform parents and communities on the importance and value of reading and household support for students reading. Engage disadvantaged populations, including out of school youth and children with disabilities, in reading practice outside of school. Work with students, teachers, school administrators, and parents to improve school- and community-level policies and tools for preventing, addressing, and monitoring gender-based violence (GBV) and associated bullying. Develop an advocacy network, community action plan, and pilot the Doorways manuals in Nepal. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Master's Degree in Education, International Development, Social Science or relevant field. Minimum 8 years of experience in progressively responsible, working with communities on social mobilization activities & issues related to education, preferably in Nepal. Minimum 3 years of significant experience with USAID funded projects (ideally in a senior technical position) highly preferred. Experience in preventing, addressing and monitoring gender-based violence (GBV) and background in gender transformative programming and gender analysis preferred. Excellent English oral and written communication skills; Fluency in Nepali.

EDUCATION ADVISOR
NEPAL

Key responsibilities: Serve as the technical lead on all Early Grade Reading activities. Equip School Management Committees (SMCs), Community Learning Centers (CLCs) and Parents Teachers Associations (PTAs) with tools to track individual household support on reading, monitor school attendance of both teachers and students, and monitor school timetables and use of instructional time. Organize and promote school- based fairs that will showcase students' gains in reading ability. Work with students, teachers, school administrators, and parents to improve school- and community-level policies and tools for preventing, addressing, and monitoring gender-based violence (GBV) and associated bullying. Organize and promote school-based fairs that will showcase students' gains in reading ability and give parents the opportunities to test the reading skills of their children through random selection of text, spelling bees, and reading competitions. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Master's Degree in Education or relevant field. Minimum 8 years of experience in progressively responsible, working with early grade reading activities, preferably in Nepal. Minimum 3 years of significant experience with USAID funded projects in a senior technical position highly preferred. Experience in preventing, addressing and monitoring gender- based violence (GBV) and background in gender transformative programming and gender analysis preferred. Knowledge of or previous experience working with the Government of Nepal (GoN) to improve the reading abilities of grades 1-3 public primary students in Nepal through the National Early Grade Reading Program. Excellent English oral and written communication skills; knowledge of Nepali highly preferred. Prior work experience in Nepal highly preferred.

MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST
NEPAL

Key responsibilities: Develop and manage project M&E systems and ensure programme quality. Lead the design and implementation of M&E methodologies for project studies. Lead the development, implementation and review of the project M&E plan and annual M&E work plan. Conduct supervisory visits to field sites. Supervise and oversee M&E consultants hired for baseline, mid-term and end of project evaluations. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Master's Degree in Social Sciences, Statistics or relevant field. Minimum 8 years of experience in research, planning and monitoring of grant-funded projects. Minimum 5 years of significant experience on monitoring and evaluation with USAID funded projects. Experience in developing and implementing comprehensive M&E systems for grant-funded projects. Knowledge of ADS 203 - USAID performance monitoring and evaluation. Excellent English oral and written communication skills, knowledge of Nepali highly preferred. Work experience in Asia, work experience in Nepal highly preferred.

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR
NEPAL

Key responsibilities: Oversee overall financial management of the project, including all accounting, reporting and control activities. Administer all grants, contracts, and procurement in compliance with USAID rules and regulations. Monitor actual grant expenditures against approved donor line items and obligated amount, and develop budget modification as needed. Administer all grants, contracts, and procurement in compliance with USAID rules and regulations. Lead and supervise the preparation of all financial reports to the donor. Educate and train relevant project and partner staff on USAID's rules and regulations. Work closely with the Plan International USA home office and Plan Nepal Country Office staff on internal and external financial reviews and audits as required. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Master's Degree in Business Administration, Finance or relevant field. Minimum 10 years of experience in financial management of large international development programmes. Minimum 8 years of demonstrated record of excellence in financial management of USAID projects. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and USAID financial and other key rules and regulations including USAID CFR, OMB Circulars, and A-133 audits. Demonstrated knowledge of USG reporting requirements and management rules and regulations. Excellent English oral and written communication skills, knowledge of Nepali highly preferred. Excellent computer application skills, particularly in Excel and Word.

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PROJECT TO ADDRESS EXPLOITATIVE CHILD LABOR
ETHIOPIA

Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities for generations to come and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects and child protection initiatives. Across program areas, Plan's activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive. About the Project: Plan International is seeking candidates for an upcoming U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Project to Address Exploitative Child Labor in Ethiopia. This is a $10,000,000 four year project that seeks to address exploitative child labor by helping youth ages 14 to 17, with a focus on female youth, develop marketable skills to secure decent work that is appropriate for their age and serve as leaders in their communities. The project will promote education and vocational training opportunities for youth and also will seek to enhance livelihoods and access to social protection programs for youth and their households. TO APPLY: Qualified and interested candidates are requested to submit an application and the most recent Curriculum Vitae, with names of 3 references. The full application may be emailed directly to is PIErecruitment@plan- international.org by September 12, 2014. Only short listed candidates will be notified for written test & interview. For candidates applying to the Project Director position please submit an application through our website at https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?company=PlanInt. Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified and competent female candidates are encouraged to apply. Further, qualified Ethiopian nationals including those living in the diaspora are additionally encouraged to apply. Plan takes active measures in recruitment and employment practices to ensure children are protected. All positions are contingent upon award.

PROJECT DIRECTOR
ETHIOPIA

Key responsibilities: Provide technical and managerial oversight and leadership for the project. Ensure technical quality of the program and provide an integrated vision among different components and partners. Ensure efficient management of financial resources, including the review and approval of program budgets and monitoring of expenditures. Oversee management, delivery, and monitoring of sub-grants. Supervise program monitoring, evaluation, and reporting and ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required by the donor. Serve as a principal liaison with relevant ministries, USDOL, project partners and stakeholders, and other donors to ensure effective program implementation and to build lasting relationships. Assure full compliance with all USDOL, Plan, and other fiduciary regulations. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Minimum of five years of experience in project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of cooperative agreement (including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports), preferably in Ethiopia. Experience in a leadership role in implementing development projects involved in education and vocational training opportunities for youth, livelihoods and/or social protection. Experience in managing USG funded programs and previous Project Director experience highly preferred. Knowledge of and experience with USG and USDOL rules and regulations. Demonstrated ability to implement projects with rigorous timelines and deliverables and to track program quality through donor approved monitoring and evaluation systems. Familiarity with the Ethiopian labor laws and/or familiarity with the labor systems and labor challenges in East Africa. Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local partners, government officials, donor representatives, and international staff. A strong understanding of gender-aware and gender transformative programming preferred. Fluency in English required. Knowledge of Amharic preferred. Work experience in East Africa, prior experience in Ethiopia highly preferred. Job Description for the Chief of Party can be downloaded from Plan International Website (plan-international.org/about-plan/jobs).

MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER
ETHIOPIA

Key responsibilities: Develop and manage project M&E systems and ensure program quality. Lead the design and implementation of M&E methodologies for project baseline studies, assessments, evaluations, research, and other studies. Lead the development, implementation and review of the Comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (CMEP). Articulate anticipated results, indicators, outcomes, and qualitatively and quantitatively monitor progress toward achievement of same. Propose and implement learning approaches to ensure timely adjustment of project activities and to inform future program development (i.e. through annual work plans). Develop project-wide mechanisms to measure and document progress on indicators and achievement of targets, as well as lessons learned and best practices. Disseminate project results to local stakeholders, including children and youth. Collaborate with program staff, relevant government agencies, and other stakeholders to collect and analyze data from project activities, and secondary data as relevant, to inform project progress and development of annual plans. Conduct supervisory visits to field sites - including those of sub-grantees - to observe, monitor, and provide guidance and support to ensure that quality data is collected and analyzed regularly and effectively. Produce timely and high quality M&E reports, and contribute to development of regular performance reports. Collaborate with M&E consultants hired for baseline, mid-term, and end of project evaluations and ensure that their work is of high quality and produced within agreed upon deadlines, where applicable. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Minimum of five years professional experience in a position responsible for implementing M&E activities on bilaterally funded development projects. Bachelor's degree in statistics, demographics, social sciences, international development, economics, or related field. Master's degree, or Bachelor plus an advanced certificate in M&E, statistics, or economics, are preferred. Experience designing and managing beneficiary monitoring and database systems. Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, collaborative target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans. Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and direct experience with data collection and analysis. Experience in planning and managing surveys, developing and refining data collection tools, and data quality assessments. Experience managing and providing ongoing training of M&E field officers. Proven ability to prepare clear, concise reports with graphics; extraordinary attention to detail. Experience on education, livelihoods, and social protection and/or child labor projects, integration of gender into project M&E, and with DOL indicators. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Amharic preferred. Work experience in East Africa, particularly in Ethiopia, highly preferred. Minimum 8 years of experience in progressively responsible, working with communities on social mobilization activities & issues related to education, preferably in Nepal. Minimum 3 years of significant experience with USAID funded projects (ideally in a senior technical position) highly preferred. Experience in preventing, addressing and monitoring gender-based violence (GBV) and background in gender transformative programming and gender analysis preferred. Excellent English oral and written communication skills; Fluency in Nepali.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
ETHIOPIA

Key responsibilities: Manage aspects of the project related to promoting community engagement and leadership opportunities for youth. Lead the development of project work plans, ensuring that targets are met and project outcomes are achieved. Lead the design, oversight, and monitoring of youth leadership activities. Recruit and manage community engagement and youth leadership staff as needed for project implementation. Contribute detailed and accurate written inputs to fulfill project technical and financial reporting requirements. Coordinate with partners, sub-grantees, government agencies, international and local NGOs, schools, and community-based organizations on project activities as needed. Participate in relevant coordination meeting to present project activities, ensure coordination with other projects, and assure highest quality of project implementation. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Master's Degree in Education or relevant field. Minimum of three years of experience in a leadership position responsible for developing youth leadership interventions. Experience with youth development, community engagement, and leadership skills training. Experience with projects that promote youth leadership development. Understanding of positive youth development and a strong understanding of gender- aware and gender transformative programming preferred. Experience working successfully with government agencies and private organizations engaged in promoting youth engagement and development. Experience working with relevant government agencies and civil society organizations. Fluency in Amharic required. Knowledge of English preferred.

SOCIAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST
ETHIOPIA

Key responsibilities: Manage aspects of the project related to improving access to social protection programs for youth and their households. Lead the development of project work plans, ensuring that targets are met and project outcomes are achieved. Lead the design, oversight, and monitoring of social protection activities. Recruit and manage social protection staff as needed for project implementation. Contribute detailed and accurate written inputs to fulfill project technical and financial reporting requirements. Coordinate with partners, sub-grantees, government agencies, international and local NGOs, schools, and community-based organizations on project activities as needed. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Minimum of three years of experience in a leadership position responsible for developing social protection interventions. Experience with the technical aspects of programs that seek to mitigate the impact of economic shocks, promote equity, and reduce poverty. Experience with projects that promote social protection, including improving access to health insurance, cash transfer programs, scholarships, and public works programs. Understanding of social protection issues. Experience working successfully with government agencies and private organizations engaged in the provision of social protection services. A strong understanding of gender-aware and gender transformative programming preferred. Fluency in Amharic required. Knowledge of English preferred.

VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND EDUCATION SPECIALIST
ETHIOPIA

Key responsibilities: Manage aspects of the project related to promoting education and vocational training opportunities for youth. Lead the development of project work plans, ensuring that targets are met and project outcomes are achieved. Lead the design, oversight, and monitoring of vocational training and education activities. Recruit and manage vocational training and education staff as needed for project implementation. Liaise with the donor and government officials as needed. Contribute detailed and accurate written inputs to fulfill project technical and financial reporting requirements. Coordinate with partners, sub-grantees, government agencies, international and local NGOs, schools, and community-based organizations on project activities as needed. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Minimum of three years of experience in a leadership position responsible for coordinating vocational training and/or education interventions, including student assessment, teacher training, educational materials/ curriculum development, educational management, educational monitoring and information systems, and labor market analysis. Experience in managing projects to address issues related to vocational training and secondary education, including access to higher education. Understanding of special educational needs of youth removed from hazardous working conditions when they enter/ return to school or are provided with alternative education services. Experience working with vulnerable youth ages 14 to 17 and their households, preferably in Ethiopia. Experience working successfully with the Ministry of Education and other relevant government agencies. A strong understanding of gender-aware and gender transformative programming preferred. Fluency in Amharic required. Knowledge of English preferred.

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND LIVELIHOODS SPECIALIST
ETHIOPIA

Key responsibilities: Oversee overall financial management of the project, including all accounting, reporting and control activities. Manage aspects of the project related to enhancing livelihoods for youth and their households. Lead the development of project work plans, ensuring that targets are met and project outcomes are achieved. Lead the design, oversight, and monitoring of youth employment and livelihood activities. Recruit and manage youth employment and livelihoods staff as needed for project implementation. Contribute detailed and accurate written inputs to fulfill project technical and financial reporting requirements. Coordinate with partners, sub-grantees, government agencies, international and local NGOs, schools, and community-based organizations on project activities as needed. Participate in relevant coordination meeting to present project activities, ensure coordination with other projects, and assure highest quality of project implementation. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Minimum of three years of experience in a leadership position responsible for developing youth employment and livelihood interventions and the technical aspects, including life skills training, microfinance programming including savings-led methodologies micro-insurance, micro-franchising, village savings and loan programs, financial literacy, adult literacy, employment generation, alternative/ additional income generation, youth apprenticeships, internships, job placement support, pre-employment skills training, entrepreneurship, occupational safety and health training, and labor market analysis. Experience in projects promoting livelihood interventions and youth employment in Ethiopia. Understanding of child labor issues in Ethiopia. Experience working successfully with government agencies and private organizations engaged in promoting improved livelihoods for households and youth employment programs, including private vocational training programs. Experience working with relevant government agencies, civil society organizations, employers, and unions. A strong understanding of gender-aware and gender transformative programming preferred. Fluency in Amharic required. Knowledge of English preferred.

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SENIOR SCIENCE WRITER & PRODUCER
BOGOR, INDONESIA

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a nonprofit, global research organization dedicated to advancing human well-being, environmental conservation and equity. We conduct research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of tropical and sub-tropical forest landscapes. We help policy makers and practitioners shape effective policy, improve the management of tropical forests and address the needs and perspectives of people who depend on forests for their livelihoods. Our multidisciplinary approach considers the underlying drivers of deforestation and degradation which often lie outside the forestry sector: forces such as agriculture, infrastructure development, trade and investment policies and law enforcement. The Senior Science Writer and Producer will work across a range of mediums and topics to turn out compelling, innovative and high-quality communications materials designed to help translate CIFOR's high-caliber research into meaningful, real-world impact. Already known for its innovation, ambition and reach, CIFOR's communications program is looking to develop and use world-class, cutting- edge science communications to inform policy globally, regionally and nationally in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We have the funding and passion to achieve this bold vision, along with the infrastructure, technical and regional communications experts, and desire to experiment. What we need now is a dynamic, creative and self-directed Senior Science Writer and Producer to take the freedom and resources we offer and make it happen - whether it involves traveling to the field with a multimedia crew to produce packages, conceptualizing an animated infographic, writing a speech for a head of state, or finessing a factsheet. The ideal candidate will: Be an avid reader of science and environmental literature and issues - someone who genuinely enjoys engaging with scientists and the topics they research. Have a passion for storytelling and connecting with audiences. Have a strong editorial background, able to identify the most compelling and appropriate stories and methods for telling them, whether tried-and-true, emerging or experimental. Be a world-class writer and editor, who can turn their hand to any kind of material with great effect and due respect for academic rigor. Be able to come up with and develop ideas for communicating science for impact, and be open to and excited by new possibilities. Have a rich, varied body of work that demonstrates the ability to think across multimedia platforms, to experiment with new media and to never sacrifice quality or accuracy. Be a dynamic go-getter with loads of initiative and an adventurous spirit. Summary of responsibilities: Conceptualize, write and produce science communications materials for research projects, themes, outputs or events, with particular attention to climate change and sustainable development, in collaboration with CIFOR scientists, partners, Outreach Manager, and Regional Communications Coordinators. Contribute suggestions for communications activities and products to communications strategies/ plans for projects, outputs, themes and/or events, as led by the Outreach Manager or Regional Communications Coordinators. Write and edit materials, ensuring that all outputs are high quality and accurate. Supervise a full-time consulting Science Writer. Build and manage a pool of high-quality part-time consultants. Provide advice and training where appropriate to other members of the Information and Communications Group. Liaise with other members of the Information and Communications Group in producing and publishing work, including the Editor of Forests News and the Editorial and Multimedia Services Manager. Details of duties, assignments and objectives will be further discussed and laid out in the staff's annual performance contract. REQUIREMENTS: Degree in communications, science (e.g. biophysical sciences, social sciences, political sciences, economics, etc.) or a related field. At least 10 years' experience in producing high-quality communications materials across a range of mediums (samples to be requested). Demonstrated interest in science and environmental issues and ability to grasp new material quickly. Demonstrated ability to write and edit English across multiple styles and formats at a very high level (better than average native speaker). Awareness of visual effects of media and design, to be able to brief multimedia teams. Experience working with technical experts, preferably in a multicultural context. Fluency in English. Other languages an advantage. Experience working in developing countries an advantage. Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities. Personal Attributes and Competencies: Go-getter, self-motivated and resourceful - someone who can make things happen. Dynamic and creative. Team player with excellent interpersonal skills, able to interact effectively and positively with people in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment. Able to work well under pressure. Strong client service approach. Stickler for high quality and accuracy. Terms and Conditions: This is an internationally recruited position. CIFOR offers competitive remuneration in USD, commensurate with skills and experience. The appointment will be for a period of 2 (two) years, inclusive 9 (nine) months' probationary period, with a possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources. The duty station will be at CIFOR HQ in Bogor, Indonesia. TO APPLY: The application deadline is 31 August 2014. We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates. To apply, please visit our career site at http://www.cifor.org/careers/. To learn more about CIFOR, please visit our website at http://www.cifor.org

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EMERGENCY PROCUREMENT MANAGER
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

CARE is seeking an Emergency Procurement Manager in Juba. Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. The main purpose of this position is to manage CARE South Sudan Emergency procurement effectively. The incumbent will supervise the procurement unit to ensure that efficient and timely support services are provided to programs. The support services shall cover mainly procurement of goods and services. The incumbent of this position shall ensure that CARE South Sudan is in compliance with CARE USA and Donors' rules and regulations in the above areas. Responsibilities and Tasks: Procurement: Procurement Receipts and Quality Reviews; Performance Management of Procurement staff; As required, travel to sub-offices and train staff and partners on prudent procurement processes and principles and well as applicable donor regulations; Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS (Know-How): Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field and/or Professional Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management. 5 years demonstrated and relevant experience in Emergency procurement. Thorough Understanding of CARE procurement policies. Demonstrable knowledge of key donor rules and regulations pertaining to procurement. Good communication skills. 8 years in senior management position in development field. Good working knowledge of most common computer packages. Knowledge of local market conditions and situations. Wide knowledge of the NGO operations and thematic involvements. Verbal, written communication and listening skills coupled with excellent political acumen and negotiations skills. Planning, organizing, problem-solving and analytical skills are very essential. Excellent training and presentation skills. Experienced in working in a multi-cultural environment and respect for diversity. Ability to work under-pressure and respond positively to feedback and differing points of view remaining calm and in control. Shares knowledge and experience while focusing on result for the client. Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude. Demonstrates openness to change. Proficiency in English is required. Proficiency in Arabic preferred. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 405. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

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DEVELOPMENT (FUNDRAISING) OFFICER
BEIJING, CHINA

The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, the Beijing Center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, is seeking to hire a Development Officer to support its fundraising and development efforts. This position will work closely with the Center's Director and staff, as well as Carnegie's development team in Washington, D.C. to develop and execute effective strategies for securing gifts of regional support; plan and execute development meetings and events in strategic Asian cities; and provide support for the development solicitations with the aim of meeting Carnegie's annual revenue goals. Primary responsibilities will include building and managing a major gifts prospect list for the Beijing center and Carnegie's regional efforts, performing prospect research and analysis on individuals and institutions, responding to requests for proposals and grant applications, drafting pitch and marketing materials, drafting biographies, and company snapshots for development purposes; drafting internal development reports; tracking and maintaining records of development activities; and helping to maintain the contact database. REQUIRES: 2-4 years' experience and bachelor's degree preferred. The position requires native-level English, familiarity and interest in Chinese language, excellent writing skills and strong attention to detail, understanding of nonprofits and fundraising, and an awareness of China's foreign policymaking environment and key global issues. The candidate should be highly professional, capable of managing multiple deadlines with a "can-do" attitude, and work well with others in a cross-cultural environment. TO APPLY: Please apply via the Carnegie Endowment website: https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/128336.html.

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RESIDENT DIRECTOR
GEORGIA

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Resident Director to implement programs to build the technical skills of elected officials at the national and local levels in several areas to enhance the accountability and effectiveness of elected bodies. Specific areas of focus include 1) improving communication and coordination between elected officials and party structures at the national and local levels; 2) increasing the capacity of individual members, party factions and coalitions to develop, debate and oversee implementation of public policy; and 3) expanding communication with constituents and citizen groups. Other program elements within this portfolio include helping partners design and implement activities to expand the participation of women and other historically disadvantaged groups. In addition, supporting public opinion survey research and international election monitoring activities will continue to be important components of the NDI Georgia program. This position will be based in Tbilisi, and may require travel throughout the country. This position will have supervisory responsibility for the design and implementation of all NDI programs in Georgia. The Resident Director will also represent NDI to the government of Georgia, the US Embassy and USAID, Swedish Embassy and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs). In addition, the NDI Resident Director will serve as the Lead Coordinating Partner (LCP) to USAID to facilitate coordination among USG implementers funded under this award. Candidate will also be responsible for the overall management of the office, to include financial and human resource management. Close coordination will also be expected with NDI-Washington, including day-to-day contact with the Washington-based staff that provides oversight for field activities. Primary Responsibilities: Oversee, in collaboration with Tbilisi-based staff, the design and implementation of NDI's programs and consultations with parliamentarians and councilors, parliamentary staff, civic and governmental/ political leaders; Provide day-to-day management and oversight of local and expatriate professional and support staff in the field office; Maintain relationships with key partners in civil society, government and the donor community; Oversee the development, review and timely submission of program-related materials, including regular reports that describe activities, measure and evaluate program results, and report on political developments in Georgia that may affect program outcomes; and Ensure adherence to NDI-DC, donor/ funder and as applicable, Georgian government policies and procedures, ensuring the integrity of all financial transactions. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a field of study related to political science, public administration, international development, or international affairs; graduate degree highly preferred. Minimum fourteen (14) years substantive political experience, including working for elected legislative and/or parliamentary bodies, political parties and politically active non-governmental organizations. Familiarity with survey research a plus. Experience in program management, especially implementing USAID-funded programs. Candidates should possess solid performance management background, including program planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation skills to ensure management for development results. Strong analytical skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with senior political and civic leaders as well as members of the donor and diplomatic community. Ability to work with competing political groups and understand complex political dynamics is key. Ability to communicate skills and experience to others as a trainer, advisor and consultant. Excellent interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability for public speaking, writing and reporting in English. Experience in living and working overseas and an ability to work in a transitioning political environment is highly desirable, particularly previous experience in former Soviet/ Eastern bloc countries. Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired. Comments: Applicants must be willing to travel to Washington at their own expense for an interview. Salary is commensurate with experience. A generous benefits package is provided, including an in-country housing allowance. Employment is contingent upon approval by USAID. Contingent on funding, position is available mid-summer 2014. TO APPLY: Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. NDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/cgfhtzw

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INTERNATIONAL PROPOSAL RECRUITER
WASHINGTON, DC

Pact is seeking an International Proposal Recruiter. Department Overview: Pact envisions a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Pact Human Resources Department supports this mission by creating a work environment that celebrates diversity, fosters professional growth and development, ensures competitive compensation and benefits, and provides exceptional service to management and staff. The Department is dedicated to providing practical, consistent, and proactive support, direction and advice to management and employees in the area of HR procedure, policy, best practice, employment rewards, benefits, and legislation to facilitate achieving the objectives and targets of our organization. Our services include full life cycle recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, total rewards management, training and development and employee engagement. The International Proposal Recruiter manages the recruitment process for Pact's responses to proposals. This position will partner with Pact's New Business Development and core proposal team in designing and implementing global sourcing and recruiting campaigns to attract and acquire diverse country nationals, expatriates, third country nationals and short-term technical assistance consultants for high level program positions. This position will serve as Pact's subject matter expert on proposal recruitment and build an exemplary network of skilled professionals both in and out of our sector. The International Proposal Recruiter will identify, evaluate and screen candidates who meet the required area of expertise and who will advance Pact's corporate mission and values. As part of Pact's recruitment team, the International Proposal Recruiter will report to the Recruitment Manager and work to build Pact's candidate pipeline, improve the efficiency of Pact's recruitment processes and systems and increase the presence and knowledge of Pact as a preferred employer. Key Responsibilities: Proactively source, evaluate, identify slates of candidates for USN, CCN and TCN positions associated with proposals and ensure that all donor and organizational staffing requirements are successfully completed for each funding opportunity within established deadlines; Collaborate with new business development, regional project stakeholders and technical experts to develop short and long-term strategic recruitment campaigns that meet proposal requirements; Participate in proposal-specific strategy sessions and apply knowledge gained to all aspects of the proposal recruitment efforts and review solicitations and technical proposals for staffing needs, structure and donor requirements; Work with hiring managers to develop job descriptions in accordance with the staffing plan; Generate effective and appropriate advertising campaign for positions, posting in newspapers, list-serves, on-line, trade publications, networks, etc. including internationally focused sources. Recommend creative and alternative advertising venues and strategies. Track and report on the effectiveness of strategy. Maintain candidate files within the internal recruiting database; Represent Pact at career fairs, professional conferences and other specific industry networking events; Establish a strong rapport with hiring managers at headquarters and international field offices to understand their strategic staffing needs, priorities, constraints and fill vacancies in a timely manner; Review online applications, evaluate qualifications of both internal and external candidates, conduct prescreen interviews to analyze candidate experience, fit, availability, interest level, salary requirements, and coordinate pre-employment tests as needed; Develop a short list and present qualified candidates to hiring managers in a timely manner; Guide hiring manager in identifying a balanced interview panel, designing an efficient and professional interview process, and preparing interviewers; Manage communications between applicants, hiring managers and others keeping all parties apprised of the status of each search; Synthesize interview feedback, share results with hiring manager, and assist hiring manager with final decisions. Provide candidates feedback on interview results as appropriate; Work with the hiring and HR Manager to determine titles and salaries, ensuring compliance with budget; Conduct reference checks, background checks, negotiating offers with selected candidates, preparing offer letters/ employment agreements for signature, and working with HR to ensure submission/ upload of all documentation required. Ensure that finalist is accurately informed of allowance and benefit package; Obtain required proposal documentation from candidates such as verification, Biographical data form, references, letters of commitment; and appropriate versions of CVs ensuring that all documentation complies with donor specifications, is complete and accurate; Serve as point of contact for key personnel after proposal submission and until a funding decision has been determined by the donor; At time of award, transition the hiring process functions to the appropriate HR manager to ensure a successful onboarding process; Proactively build Pact's talent pipeline and network of potential candidates by identifying, screening, interviewing and assessing candidates for future business development goals; Team with all recruiters to increase presence and knowledge of Pact as a preferred employer, discuss networking, sourcing and recruitment activities and strategies; Partner with HR team to identify creative alternatives and improve HR systems; Assist with domestic recruiting efforts as needed and other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree; plus a minimum of six years progressively responsible recruitment experience, three of which must include international proposal recruitment. Experience recruiting for USAID projects/ proposals, especially in Africa and Asia. In-depth knowledge of USAID and USG regulations for grants, contracts and other funding modalities. Excellent network of contacts globally that can be leveraged for recruiting efforts; ability to build and maintain solid relationships for recruitment purposes. Experience providing recruitment support for positions that are generated through the development of new proposals and concept notes that are funded by USG, multilateral and other bilateral donors. Proven track record of recruiting international talent to be based in developing nations strongly preferred. Exceptional history of recruiting and hiring high-quality individuals utilizing a full life cycle recruiting process including: developing recruitment strategies, creatively sourcing candidates, pre-screening, interviewing and assessing candidates and negotiating and finalizing job offers. Strong phone interviewing skills, networking, interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation/ attitude and demonstrated ability to communicate and develop effective business relationships with staff at all levels in the organization. Strong written, presentation/ verbal, analytic , problem solving, decision making and negotiation skills; Ability to create a unique sourcing strategy that utilizes the many resources available to recruiters, and a proven methodology for attracting hard to source candidates; Hands-on experience with applicant tracking system and the ability to grasp new technologies; Ability to travel internationally when needed (up to 20% annually). Demonstrated sensitivity and discretion when handling confidential information. Demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced, high volume environment. Ability to consistently demonstrate professional, positive, calm, flexible, approachable attitude/ demeanor. Cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge of and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and databases including applicant tracking systems. Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency in French preferred. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0095. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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GLOBAL TALENT ACQUISITION MANAGER
WASHINGTON, DC

Pact is seeking a Global Talent Acquisition Manager. Pact envisions a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Pact Human Resources Department supports this mission by creating a work environment that celebrates diversity, fosters professional growth and development, ensures competitive compensation and benefits, and provides exceptional service to management and staff. The Department is dedicated to providing practical, consistent, and proactive support, direction and advice to management and employees in the area of HR procedure, policy, best practice, employment rewards, benefits, and legislation to facilitate achieving the objectives and targets of our organization. Our services include full life cycle recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, total rewards management, training and development and employee engagement. The Global Talent Acquisition Manager leads the Talent Acquisition Team and is responsible for the oversight and management of Pact's recruitment efforts to find the best and the brightest. The aim of the team is to attract, develop, retain and support Pact's global talent. Reporting to the VP of Global Human Resources, the Global Talent Acquisition Manager will ensure that Pact has state of the art talent acquisition policies, processes and programs and partner with colleagues to successfully implement in all Pact offices. He/she will ensure that the talent acquisitions efforts work toward Pact's strategic goals and organizational values. The Global Talent Acquisitions Manager will implement global sourcing and recruiting campaigns including designing and implementing effective strategies, building collaborative internal relationships and effective external networks. Working to attract and acquire high quality talent that makes Pact a recognized leader in the field, he/she will use creative and innovative approaches to build Pact's candidate pipeline, improve the efficiency of Pact's recruitment processes and systems and increase the presence and knowledge of Pact as a preferred employer. Key Responsibilities: Organize, plan and manage the entire life cycle of recruitment from sourcing candidates to on boarding utilizing the budgeted resources to deliver consistent and timely results; Develop and implement a global recruitment and talent strategy to support organizational mission, vision and goals; Drive improvements to global recruitment policies and processes to ensure streamlined, effective, and high quality services are delivered, and provide regular recruitment metrics and report on progress; Partner with VP of Global Human Resources to provide leadership with thoughtful, meaningful and creative metrics and the interpretation and application of the results; Oversee the application and use of a candidate database (UltiPro) of qualified professionals providing rapidly to talent management needs; Participate in proposal-specific and non-proposal talent strategy sessions and apply knowledge gained to all aspects of the recruitment efforts; Engage in workforce planning and forecasting organization-wide; collaborate with Business development and hiring managers to identify priority countries and programs and source talent in advance of open positions. Provide general recruitment and talent acquisition support, including defining job requirements and responsibilities, writing job ads and descriptions, posting open positions, conducting phone/ Skype interviews, screening resumes, coordination of interviews, background checking, researching new acquisition sources, and addressing general employment inquiries; Identify targeted advertising opportunities, design all recruitment forms and recruitment materials; Create and foster strong relationships with colleagues and partner with hiring managers to identify requirements and business needs. Provide coaching on sourcing and interview strategy; Conduct presentations and recruitment trainings to build leader skill and awareness of legal restrictions in talent acquisition techniques; Develop strategies and programs to attract talent and increase presence and knowledge of pact as a preferred employer; Ensure recruiters and hiring managers have a clear mutual understanding of staffing policies, practices, processes and priorities; Supervise Pact's recruitment team working by example to set high standards and outstanding leadership guidance offering on-going feedback and opportunities for development; Collaborate and liaise with Human Resources team on a variety of operational and strategic initiatives including; new hire processing of documentation, Affirmative Action Planning, Compensation and Job design and others as needed. Ensure compliance with OFCCP and USAID requirements for recruitment, proposals and project hires. Prepare and/or review offer letter/ employment agreements for signature. Proactively build Pact's talent pipeline and network of potential candidates by identifying, screening interviewing and assessing candidates for future business development goals and by creating a presence at career fairs, on-line and other virtual locations; undertakes all other duties and projects as may be assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree; plus a minimum of ten (10) years recruitment experience with a proven record of progression, two of which must include international development proposal recruitment. Three (3) or more years of progressive supervisory experience working in high volume recruiting environment. Familiarity working with OFCCP guidelines and implementing appropriate processes. Experience with USAID and international development industry (for-profit or non-profit). Experience coordinating and attending career fairs and other professional networking events. Strong interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation/ attitude. Strong written, presentation/ verbal, and negotiation skills. Experience using both internet recruitment sources and Applicant Tracking Systems. Ability to travel internationally when needed (up to 20% annually). Demonstrated sensitivity and discretion when handling confidential information. Demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced, high volume environment. Demonstrated ability to be professional, calm, flexible, resilient, solution oriented, and creative. Cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge of and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds. Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency in French. Experience with UltiPro. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0097. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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PROJECT DIRECTOR
GOMBE, NIGERIA

Pact is seeking a Project Director in Gombe. The Project Director will work in coordination with Pact staff to establish working relationships with state MOH, state Ministry of Local Government as well as Primary Health care development agencies, select LGAs and local health organizations. The Project Director will ensure that project activities proceed in a timely and successful manner and will ensure good financial management and compliance of all aspects of the project. The Project Director will also monitor security, carry out regular risk analyses and mitigate identified risks. The Project Director will work closely with the Country Director and other senior-level program staff to carry out duties and responsibilities. The job holder will ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact Nigeria resources. Minimum QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Public Health, Development Studies, International Development or other closely related field. 10 or more years of work experience with NGOs in all or most of the fields of MNCH, system strengthening and livelihoods. Experience should include development of strategies, guidelines and approaches; market assessments, conducting surveys; facilitating training, field program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Extensive knowledge of and management experience in livelihood programming (design, development, implementation, evaluation). Prior experience in Nigeria preferred. Fluency in English required, and a local Nigerian language preferred. Knowledge of all aspects of community-based programming with a special focus on livelihood in Nigeria. Proven skills in building organizational capacity and grants management. TO APPLY: This position is open to local Nigerian hires only. Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume/CV and cover letter on their suitability to: pactnghr@pactworld.org. All CV's/resume/applications MUST be in either word format or PDF. Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for on the SUBJECT of the mail. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Requisition Number: 14-0081.

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CEO
WASHINGTON, DC

Pact is seeking an Executive Assistant to the CEO. The Office of the CEO develops and implements Pact's strategy and oversees all operational and financial matters of the organization. The team consists of a small group of professionals dedicated to supporting Pact's CEO with decision making, day-to-day management of the organization, and execution of strategic priorities and initiatives. The Office of the CEO interacts with staff from a wide cross-section of the organization and leads many of the most high-profile projects the organization embarks upon. This office also supports the CEO with Board of Director engagement and communication as well as oversight of Pact's subsidiaries. Position Purpose: The Executive Assistant to the President and CEO is the first point of contact and as such plays a significant role in presenting the President and CEO's image to internal and external stakeholders. The Executive Assistant to the President and CEO has primary responsibility for providing a wide range of complex and confidential administrative support to the CEO and the office of the President and CEO. This position coordinates various activities and ensures that the department's day-to-day operation is efficient and effective. In addition, this position must provide excellent customer service, demonstrate initiative, take ownership of responsibilities, and complete projects with positive results. The Executive Assistant to the CEO will handle a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision. The Executive Assistant to the CEO must be exceedingly well organized, flexible and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting a busy executive, his complicated travel schedule, board meetings and interacting with other senior leaders. Key Responsibilities: Exhibits a total commitment to maintaining high quality service standards and demonstrates service excellence skills in dealing proactively with staff, board, partners, visitors, and all Pact contacts. Administration: Anticipate needs of the CEO and act as gatekeeper, understanding organizational, staff, board and donor priorities. Competently and professionally handle information that is sensitive, complex and confidential in nature. Coordinate and manage executive's complex schedule, exercising judgment, professionalism and tact. Arrange programs, events and conferences by identifying and selecting facilities and caterer, issuing information or invitations, coordinating travel, coordinating speakers, and controlling event budget. Schedule and coordinate extensive domestic and international travel, speaking engagements, conference calls and department, team and 1:1 meetings. Prioritize and manage information coming into and going out of the Executives' offices - circulate information appropriately, document and share with appropriate staff, external individuals and organizations. Compose and edit correspondence as authorized on behalf of the CEO, coordinate follow-up and outreach to key individuals and organizations. Prepare, review, track and process all expense reports and reimbursements on behalf of the office of the President and CEO. During absences, monitor all communications (email/ mail/ phone), forward to the appropriate staff person for action. Perform research on various issues, policies, donors, potential board concerns and organizations as required. Manage corporate credit card and handle all procurement for the office of the President and CEO. Answer route telephone calls, transmitting decisions and instructions and answering inquiries to aid executive in the resolution of routine matters. Receive and assist visitors, recommending other contacts for them, as appropriate. Remain knowledgeable of corporate policies, systems, organizational history, goals, philosophies and mission. Take minutes, compose and prepare confidential correspondence, reports and other complex documents. Ensure executive bios are updated and respond to requests for materials on executives. Board Liaison: Support all board activities including board committee meetings: preparation of materials/ board books, managing proceedings, minute taking, travel arrangements, lodging, meal planning, record keeping and follow-up. Plan and facilitate board member travel to headquarters and partner with field offices in handling all international travel logistics for international board meeting. Develop board and committee agendas, notices, minutes and resolutions for corporate meetings, with review by CEO and executive leadership team. Establish and maintain confidential executive filing systems, including board and board committee files and corporate governance policies; which permit timely and accurate reference to business matters. Develop, maintain and serve as the main point of contact for the board portal and maintain/ update all information, post all board material and relevant documents. Obtain and track information, photos and bios for all new board members. Design, prepare and conduct board orientation for new members - organizing staff participation. Oversee special events, assist with planning staff meetings and office celebrations. Perform other duties and special projects as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree and at least six (6) years of relevant experience (or equivalent) with 3 years supporting an executive. Minimum of two years supporting a board of directors. Proven track record in managing confidential information with discretion. Demonstrated strong analytical skills with ability to quickly interpret and organize data and information. Experience in project management with proven ability to multi-task and manage around changing priorities. Proven experience working effectively with employees at all levels. Preferred Qualifications: Strong communications skills, including the ability to make a presentation. Ability to problem-solve difficult issues. Good negotiating and conflict resolution skills. Strong understanding of budgets. Good experience in one of Pact's technical areas or a support function. Working knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations. Competence using common desktop applications and internal systems. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0103. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE
SOUTH KOREA

The Asia Foundation is seeking a Country Representative (CR) to oversee and manage its office in the Republic of Korea. The CR is the senior-most Foundation employee in Korea and leads all programs, operations and external relations there in accordance with Foundation strategies and policy guidelines. The CR is responsible for managing all aspects of the Foundation's work in Korea, including the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of program activities; financial management, administration, and security; the direction, supervision, and evaluation of employees; fundraising and diversification of donor support; and the development of effective working relationships with the host government, donors, partner agencies, diplomatic missions, national and international institutions, and the media. The CR reports to the Senior Director for Field Representation and Operations and the Executive Vice President/ Chief Operating Officer. In terms of programming responsibilities, the CR leads the Foundation's engagement with the Korean international aid community on Official Development Assistance (ODA) policy and aid effectiveness; and develops and implements plans for securing Korean funding for Asia Foundation programs in South and Southeast Asia. The CR also develops and administers programs to further productive U.S.-Korea relations and regional cooperation in Northeast Asia. In addition to its work in the Republic of Korea, the Foundation may engage with the DPRK through a modest program of dialogues and exchanges. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum ten years of progressively responsible professional experience, or the equivalent, in international development and foreign affairs in Korea or elsewhere in Asia with private or public, bi-lateral or multi-lateral development institutions or non-profit organizations. Demonstrated executive management leadership; proven skills in managing host country relationships and partnerships; a track record in development assistance policy, planning and administration; and a grounding in foreign affairs. Excellent professional and academic credentials, with an in-depth knowledge of development issues and with extensive practical background in international development assistance and foreign affairs. Successful experience in fund raising, including designing and managing resource mobilization campaigns, donor cultivation and stewardship, and proposal preparation. Knowledge of and professional experience in Korea. Language proficiency in Korean highly desirable. Doctorate or Master's degree, in a field related to Foundation interests. The Foundation offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. TO APPLY: Applications may be submitted directly by visiting The Asia Foundation website: www.asiafoundation.org and selecting "Employment Opportunities". The application deadline is August 29, 2014. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. For information on The Asia Foundation, please visit our website: www.asiafoundation.org. No phone calls please.

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VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE EDUCATION SPECIALIST
MONROVIA, LIBERIA

The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center is seeking a Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist in Monrovia. The USAID Mission in Liberia is implementing the Food and Enterprise (FED) project. Component Three of the FED project focuses on workforce development and building the technical and managerial capabilities of Liberians to engage in agriculture and related business. These activities complement FED's other components by increasing the number of Liberians with the right skills and training. Generally, the main challenge with Vocational Educational schools in developing countries is to make their teaching relevant to the current needs of the local job market. There are a lot of things that constrain their ability to do this - including poor education levels of Voc Ed students, outdated and overly theoretical curricula, lack of incentives to connect students to the job market, and lack of connections between the Voc Ed staff and current industry needs. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will assist in making curricula dynamic and practical to the current needs of the job market and design programs and incentives to link students and their teachers to growth areas of the Liberian work force and the economy. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will provide expertise in a number of areas: to help the Government of Liberia [GOL] and the Liberian staff upgrade four institutions: the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) in Kakata and the community colleges in Grand Bassa, Nimba, and Lofa Counties. These activities will include new approaches to training, including in-service courses, internships, work-study, and use of ITC, etc. Development of appropriate modern curriculum and innovative training methods to provide the skills for new entrants into commercial agribusiness will be a key outcome. It is important that all curricula developed by the project be gender sensitive and socially inclusive to appropriately transfer relevant knowledge to a variety of audiences. To support these efforts, the Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will work with the Enterprise Development Specialist, the Capacity Building Advisor, the Vocational Agriculture Specialist, the Social Inclusion Specialist, and the Women's Enterprise Specialist to adapt and develop gender sensitive curricula for use in the other components, with a range of public and private partners (such as extension workers, food inspectors, marketing managers, and seed processors) as well as female producers and groups. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center is a sub-contractor to Development Alternatives, Inc. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will serve as a Long-Term Technical Assistance employee of the LSU AgCenter under the supervision of the FED Chief of Party or his/her delegate. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will embrace a gender-sensitive and socially inclusive capacity building approach to all interventions in the three community colleges and BWI and support the other components to establish a network of suitable training partners in the FED counties. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will undertake a number of innovative non-traditional approaches to gender sensitive and socially inclusive knowledge transfer and workforce development. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will ensure that interventions that are implemented to improve the performance of vocational education schools are sustainable by continually obtaining Liberian input from the various organizations engaged in training. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will work to sustainably build Liberian capacity to provide the right kind of training, in the right place and time and tailored to Liberia. FED's interventions will enhance the capacity of the vocational colleges to become Centers of Excellence [COEs] in vocational education and outreach. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will be responsible for devising programs to attract more women into these institutions. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will work with the Ministries of Youth and Sport and Education to build upon the accomplishments of the USAID's other education programs, SIDA's vocational education program, and the World Bank's Fast Track Initiative Grant for the Basic Education Project to expand adult education opportunities particularly to women and to youth. The following are key areas in which the Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will focus: a) Provide leadership, guidance and oversight in the implementation of FED Component 3 activities that are part of the workplan such as the National Degree of Agriculture curriculum roll out; implementation of the science lab establishment and procedures for use and sustainability; the development of the business plans, farm management plans, and marketing plans for the FED supported enterprises at the CoEs; and efforts to provide training and improve the CoEs financial systems with a goal of ensuring transparency and the commitment of funds towards the sustainable operation and up-keep of the facilities and equipment. b) Work with FED's Component 1 staff to define the real labor and skill needs of the agricultural sector, in general, and FED's value chains in particular; and to define the necessary career skills for the vocational graduates, as well as clarify the roles of the various GoL institutions and private sector players. c) Take the lead in the continued development of four existing vocational centers into Centers of Excellence for vocational agricultural education through curricula and instructional capacity improvement, facilities establishment/ upgrading, community outreach expansion and institutional systems strengthening. d) Ensure that the curricular, facilities and instructional capacity improvement activities align with the upgrading strategies for FED's priority value chains in FED's counties of operation, including establishment of demonstration farms showcasing the improved technologies that FED is promoting. e) Plan and work closely with the GOL ministries and other organizations engaged in this sector to develop local technical and managerial human resources, which include supporting the trainings provided by the other Components. f) Coordinate and work with other complementary USAID and other donor-funded projects. g) Take the lead in customizing interventions for each institution's specific situation and needs and ensure that such assistance will be guided by the demand for skills, thus ensuring alignment of skill enhancement with specific labor market needs and commercial opportunities. h) Ensure that curricula revisions are transformational and promote the entrance of men and women in nontraditional roles. i) Work with vocational training center staff, students, returning Liberian expatriates and the existing postgraduate organizations to link students to previous graduates for career opportunities. j) Work with Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Gender and Development and other ministries and FED to consider nontraditional ways to train and deploy female extension agents into service quickly. This may include developing a cadre of female agents who may not be highly trained in all aspects of agriculture, but who could transfer discrete pieces of very important knowledge to women. k) Perform other tasks as needed and requested by the Chief of Party. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The minimum required qualifications for this position are as follows: a) An MS or a combination of education and experience in agricultural vocational education, rural development or related field; b) Ten years' experience in agricultural education in combination with agricultural development program management. c) Excellent personnel management, interpersonal, networking and team building skills. d) Effective writing and organizational skills to prepare reports, complete analyses and make presentations. e) Excellent written and spoken English; and f) Computer/ software skills, including the use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. An applicant having these preferred qualifications will receive additional consideration: a) Knowledge of African agricultural development and familiarity with Sub-Saharan African countries particularly in agriculture, vocational education and workforce development; b) Previous position in the field of vocational education or workforce development; c) Knowledge of Liberia's agriculture and workforce development in recent years; d) Successful experience in actual enterprise management or private sector experience; e) Experience working with ICT experts or in non-traditional education; f) A minimum of 5 years of experience working on a USAID-funded field project; and g) Knowledge of training approaches and curriculums for use in low literate environments. SALARY AND BENEFITS: The successful candidate will be an employee of the LSU AgCenter's International Programs office. Employment is anticipated to begin on or about October 1, 2014. The successful candidate MUST be able to be mobilized in October 2014. The position will be based in Monrovia, Liberia. Applicable USG mandated allowances for an expatriate professional approved under the DAI contract and approved by the LSU AgCenter will be provided. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment. APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 22, 2014 or until suitable candidate is located. DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of interview process. TO APPLY: Must apply online at https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/ by attaching cover letter, resume, three references, a writing sample of up to three pages on a topic of the applicant's choice, and salary requirements. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted. For more information, contact: Carl Motsenbocker, International Programs, LSU AgCenter, South Stadium Rd, Baton Rouge, La. 70803; email: cmotsenbocker@agcenter.lsu.edu

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