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International Education; Understanding;
Communication; & Exchange Positions


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FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER
WASHINGTON, D.C.

The United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO) is seeking applications for the position of Finance and Administration Manager. The Finance and Administration Manager provides all finance, budgeting, financial account reconciliation, financial reports preparation, office administration, payroll, and human resource services to USINDO, a small NGO based in Washington, with an office in Jakarta, Indonesia. S/he reports directly to the President. Responsibilities: Accounting/ Finance: General: Responsible for all financial and accounting operations of the NGO, such as recording incoming payments/ contributions and outgoing disbursements; entering in Quick-books accounting system; depositing contributions in bank; wiring funds to field office; reconciling all accounts in DC and Jakarta monthly; approving payments from petty cash; preparing checks for signature, maintaining records of bank accounts, reviewing annual IRS Form 990 prepared by auditor. Responsible for working with our financial handbook and outside audit firm to assure GAAP standard accounting procedures are in place and that that all files are audit-ready. Accounts receivable: oversee all outgoing invoicing for issuance and review, including Annual Fund, Friends, Special Events; maintain record of payments received and deposits made; monitor and effect credit card payments; ensure accounts receivable are received on time; oversee bank account status and wire transfers; oversee proper functioning of electronic payments from USINDO donors. Accounts payable: ensure both incoming invoices and recurring payments are recorded, reviewed, approved, and promptly paid. Cash Management: Maintain cash accounts and cash management. Annual: prepare supporting work and schedules for audit. Budget: prepare annual operational budget with the President for Board approval; Prepare monthly actual to budget reporting and maintain this in electronic form; Analyze and review budget-to-actual reporting and advise President regularly whether we are on track with budget projections and discuss/ recommend reasons for variance or corrective steps. Donor Data: supervise maintaining of software database of donor contributions (individual and corporate). Monitor payment progress and alert of need for follow up. Human Resources: prepare biweekly payroll data for payroll processor, assure payroll is met and recorded in software database; handle all employee benefits including 401(k), health and life insurance, etc. including liaison with service providers; oversee preparation of all 1099's and W-2's in consultation with payroll firm; maintain records on employee benefits and employee leave records; ensure personnel files are up-to-date and secure; post and update job descriptions. Office Administration: liaison with building management, payment of rent and parking; oversee office administrative services contracts; assure office supplies and services are ordered and paid on time; maintain files on all contracts and service invoices; assure compliance with by-laws and employee handbook. Required QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, public administration, or related field. Successful experience in bookkeeping and accounting for non-profit organizations which have been regularly audited. Knowledge/ experience with GAAP accounting procedures. Experience in preparing budgets, analyzing overhead, and monitoring budget performance against plans. Experience with accounting software, including Quick-books. Ability to advise the President on finance, budget, audit, and payments issues. Strong organization skills. Attention to detail. Absolute integrity and transparency in all matters. Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Salary: To be determined, but appropriate for the right candidate. TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a cover email and a C/V as soon as possible to dmerrill@usindo.org. The United States-Indonesia Society was formed in 1994 by Indonesians and Americans who believe better mutual understanding is in the national interest of both countries. It is a not-for-profit organization with offices in Jakarta and Washington, DC. USINDO seeks to improve understanding of Indonesia among Americans and of America among Indonesians, and to strengthen the U.S.-Indonesian bilateral relationship. We build understanding though speakers programs, conferences, publications, education programs and scholarships, and other programs with leaders in government and nongovernmental organizations, educators, the media, business, and the public.

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PROGRAM ASSOCIATE / EDITOR / EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
WASHINGTON, DC

The U.S.-Indonesia Society (USINDO) is seeking a full-time Program Associate/ Editor/ Executive Assistant to perform a wide variety of office operations. USINDO is a small Nongovernment Organization committed to expanding mutual understanding between the United States and Indonesia. Duties: Report directly to President and assist all other members of USINDO DC staff. Pro-actively ensure that USINDO office operations run smoothly, effectively and efficiently. Prepare Daily News Summary from available sources in selective and organized manner daily. Prepare Corporate New Digest weekly. Update USINDO's website with current news and events via WordPress. Perform as a key event coordinator for all USINDO DC events. Includes invitation mailings, keeping track of rsvp's, arranging sign-in lists, signs, note-taking and photography. Assist President with internal and external letters or other correspondence. Serve as first point of contact for all USINDO callers or inquirers. Maintain organized filing system for all USINDO's correspondence and documents. Maintain and update all USINDO email lists. Maintain USINDO database system and all email lists, including both data inputs and the proper functioning of the equipment and software (through vendors). This includes use of Constant Contact and Donor Perfect. Perform other duties as directed by President. QUALIFICATIONS Sought: Bachelor's degree or higher. Available for a minimum of one year, subject to satisfactory performance. Strong writing and clear verbal communication ability in English. Interest in Indonesia and U.S.-Indonesia relations. Experience in Indonesia is helpful but not required. Excellent planning and organizational skills, high efficiency level, self-starter, assumes responsibility for work product; flexible attitude; eye for arranging documents for visual impact, eye for detail. Strong initiative, hard-working, willingness to perform a variety of duties. Strong inter-personal skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks and shifting priorities. Ability to exercise good initiative and judgment in the performance of complex and difficult duties. Ability to exercise responsibility and leadership, while operating in a team setting. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly with MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point. Must know or be able to learn Constant Contact and Donor Perfect. Salary will be determined based on qualifications and comparable salaries. TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a cover email expressing interest in the position, a resume, including salary history if applicable, and three references, as soon as possible. The application or questions should be submitted to dmerrill@usindo.org. For questions call 202 232 1400.

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PROPOSAL WRITER
WASHINGTON, DC

Plan International USA is seeking a Proposal Writer who works closely as part of the business development team to ensure the submission of world class, highly competitive bids to USG and multilateral donors. The Proposal Writer serves as the lead writer of proposals, and is responsible for ensuring the highest quality of writing for all sections of the proposal that are prepared by other staff and/or consultants with specific technical expertise (including education, health, child protection, water and sanitation, monitoring and evaluation, etc.). This position reports to the Senior Director for Business Development and is based in Washington, DC. QUALIFICATIONS: A demonstrated commitment to Plan International's mission and clear passion for international development. Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting, research, negotiation, and verbal communications. At least 5 years progress experience developing and writing clear, concise, and structured proposals for USG donors, especially USAID. Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills and sense of humor. Willingness to travel, often on short notice, for specific writing assignments in country offices, which often last for one to three weeks per assignment, several times per year. Education and Experience: Master's degree in Journalism or Communications preferred. Three to five years of work experience in international development or relevant field preferred. Physical and Mental Demands: Proposal writing for competitive bids can be extremely stressful. The successful candidate must therefore be sufficiently resilient, and capable of maintaining a calm, professional focus under such conditions. Work Environment: Extensive international travel will be required to countries with difficult working environments (climate, political tension, irregular provision of basic infrastructure (power); and travel to remote rural regions of a developing country may, on occasion, also be required. As such, this position has the potential to present very atypical working environments which require a high tolerance for physical, logistical and other challenges. TO APPLY: Closing date for applications is February 20th. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via our website: www.planusa.org

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RD OFFICER - WRITER AND DONOR COMMUNICATION
LOS ANGELES, CA

International Medical Corps has posted an opening for an RD Officer, Writer and Donor Communications who will support the stewardship of International Medical Corps' major individual and institutional donors, with a focus on developing and writing proposals for programmatic support, drafting reports, drafting talking points, correspondence and communication for donors and prospects, and developing other written and presentation materials to support donor stewardship that communicate International Medical Corps' expertise and programmatic strengths. REQUIRES: Superior written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to synthesize and summarize complex information quickly. Demonstrated ability to analyze information and situations and solve problems. Ability to handle sensitive information discretely and maintain confidentiality. Ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously; must have ability to work independently and collaboratively, and adapt to changing priorities. Personal computer proficiency. For more information and to apply please visit our website at www.imcworldwide.org and complete the online employment application form found under the tab "Work with IMC". Vacancy no: 14- 518

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Equal Access International, a non-governmental organization headquartered in San Francisco, CA empowers underserved communities in the developing world with critically needed information, education and leadership training. Equal Access seeks a highly motivated Business Development Manager to support the organization to expand our business development and fundraising efforts. Detailed information about our organization and programs is available at www.equalaccess.org. We seek a qualified professional to provide business development, grant writing, proposal management and funding research in support of our communications, media, community outreach and capacity building projects across the developing world. This position is based in San Francisco, CA and reports to the Director of Business Development. QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of 5 years post-university professional experience in business development and fundraising with a strong working knowledge of the international development field. A bachelor's degree (master's degree preferable) in a related field (or an equivalent combination of education and experience). Attention to detail and ability to prioritize within a fast-paced office environment. A commitment to the Vision and Mission of Equal Access. A high standard of written and verbal communication and excellent Excel program skills. Strong strategic decision-making aptitude and the ability to meet rapidly changing deadlines. Knowledge of USAID, multilateral and/or bilateral procedures and guidelines strongly preferred. Excellent computer skills including use of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Additional Experience a plus. Overseas experience particularly in the countries where Equal Access works. Experience with one or more of the technical challenge areas where Equal Access focuses. Experience with an approach to development similar to the approach used by Equal Access (detailed on our website). Experience capturing funding from corporate sponsors. Experience capturing private donations. We offer a competitive NGO salary, benefits and the chance to join an innovative and dedicated international team passionate about our mission. To apply, please send a cover letter indicating your reasons for interest in the position, including your CV, salary history and one writing sample to: jobs@equalaccess.org: Please include "Business Development Manager" in the subject. The first review date for this position is February 18. Equal Access is an equal opportunity employer. Equal Access does not provide visa sponsorship so all candidates must already have the right to work in the United States.

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DIRECTOR MULTILATERAL FINANCE
WASHINGTON, DC

The World Wildlife Fund has posted an opening for a Director, Multilateral Finance in Washington, DC. The Director will represent WWF in its engagement with key multilateral institutions and mechanisms, especially World Bank Group (WBG) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The Director will support a WWF Network- wide strategy which aims to develop transformational partnerships, secure and leverage funds for environment and climate action, achieve results in priority places, and pursue an integrated strategy that focuses on the policies and programs of multilateral finance institutions and their related financing mechanisms based in the USA as they relate to WWF's strategic plan and addressing key threats or finance "drivers" affecting WWF's conservation priorities. The Director interacts closely with a team, serving as our principal point of contact with the Non-Governmental Organizations ("NGO") community on matters related to policies and programs undertaken by said multilateral development finance institutions. These efforts are carried out under the guidance of the Network's Multilateral Development Bank Steering Group, of which the Director serves as a member. This is a full-time staff position. 1. Responsible for developing, implementing and periodically updating an overall strategy and priorities for the WWF Network policy, political, and financial engagement with the said institutions. 2. Develops effective working relations and serves as lead contact and intermediary with the key/ senior WBG staff and other senior managers of IDB and other institutions, representing the full range of Network interests. 3. Works with national organizations, program offices and network initiatives to develop substantive responses to emerging policies and strategies of said institutions and provides information to WWF staff on funding trends and processes as well as specific training as necessary. 4. Monitors, analyzes and tracks trends, issues and political developments within the said institutions and communicating these to WWF Network leadership, including the CEOs of WWF offices and gathers relevant information from network staff on related trends and issues. 5. Catalyzes Network actions designed to secure access to multilateral funding. 6. Develops working relations with WB Executive Directors in Washington and (via national offices) in home offices through the WWF Network. 7. Organizes all formal/ virtual meetings of Network staff engaged on WB Group activities. 8. Prepares reports/summaries of meetings and agreements taken during those meetings for review by the Senior VP for Policy and Government Affairs and the Senior Director, Environmental Economics and distributes those reports/ summaries as appropriate. 9. Develop Network capacity to be able to effectively engage with WBG, IDB and other multilateral institutions as appropriate. 10. Builds and leads a team that manages the Network's relationships with multilateral institutions. Develops and maintains WWF operations and systems which track the status of potential and actual contracts, grants and funds related to WWF activities. Leads the team to execute the strategy for engaging with a particular institution or set of institutions. 11. Contributes to the identification of solutions to the political, social, scientific, and management issues that confront WWF in achieving its goals. Solves problems and makes things happen under complex circumstances. 12. Other responsibilities assigned by supervisor. Job REQUIREMENTS: A Master's degree in a related field is strongly preferred. Candidates should have ten years work experience in a relevant international organization, nonprofit or the public or private sectors. Experience in working with or for major multilateral/ regional institutions, particularly the World Bank Group, the Inter-American Development Bank, or other regional development banks. Experience administering programs financed by multilateral institutions which support domestic and international conservation. Experience in developing and implementing strategies to influence international institutions. Experience in administering, leading, and managing professionals engaged in development of policy and securing of multilateral and bilateral funding. Experience working with NGO's engaged in the development of conservation policy and programs. Fluency in English required. Fluency in Spanish is strongly desired. Other languages are an advantage. Strong written and verbal communications skills. Excellent organizational skills with an emphasis on program and project management. High-level of interpersonal skills are required. Especially relationship management skills and the ability to work as part of an international team. Negotiation and facilitation skills are key to this position. The ability to effectively prioritize and work accurately under time constraints. National and international travel required. TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page (https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/intro?hashed=-435743484&mobile=false&width=1000&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false) Requisition #15059. Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone. As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
WASHINGTON, DC

AMIDEAST has posted an opening for a Business Development Officer who is responsible for supporting the technical, cost and production activities of proposal development as well as ongoing budget review and approval. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in a quantitative discipline. 1-3 years' experience working on USAID, Department of State proposals including recruitment of staff and writing proposal sections. 1-3 years' experience working in budget/ spreadsheet design and analysis. 1-3 years' experience in international development assistance program pricing (may be concurrent with preceding item). For more information and to apply please go to www.amideast.org.

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ASIA REGIONAL DIRECTOR
ASIA

Room to Read is seeking an Asia Regional Director. Organization Profile: Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond. We are non-governmental, non-religious and work with many local NGOs and community based organizations to implement our programs. We currently work in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia - countries with a desperate lack of resources to educate their children. Since our inception, Room to Read's worldwide team has impacted over 7.8 million children by constructing more than 1,700 schools, establishing over 16,000 libraries, publishing 882 new children's book titles in 27 local languages, and reaching over 25,000 girls through our Girls' Education program. Room to Read has an annual budget of approximately US$44 million and our global staff numbers over 600. Our global headquarters is located in San Francisco, and we have smaller fundraising offices in Delhi, New York, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Sydney, and Tokyo. We have program offices in Colombo, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kathmandu, Lusaka, New Delhi, Pretoria, Phnom Penh, and Vientiane. Position Overview: This position is part of the International Operations team. The Asia Regional Director provides both leadership and support to seven country teams engaged in all aspects of Room to Read's operations including program planning and budgeting; ongoing project implementation and monitoring; and the finance and accounting, human resources, compliance and administrative functions. The position reports directly to the Chief of International Operations (CoIO) in the Global Office in San Francisco and supervises seven Country Directors in South and Southeast Asia as well as three Country Operations Managers. This position is based in Asia, requiring frequent travel throughout the region. Duties & Responsibilities: Strategic Management: Lead and be accountable for Room to Read programs in the 7 countries in the Asia Region. Work closely with the Global Office Management team to set Country office program strategy and direction, recommend resource allocation among and within countries, and maintain deep knowledge and understanding of the educational context in the region and individual countries. Ensure that country strategies are effectively implemented, monitored and evaluated including leading expansion and contraction processes. Develop and facilitate cross-country learning and knowledge management to enable sharing across the organization. Recommend for program and process improvements to Chief of International Operations and other relevant Global Office staff. Communicate regularly with the Chief of International Operations and other relevant Global Office staff on important issues and events related to Regional and Country Office operations - including program implementation; legal, financial and human resource issues; donor, local government and external relations; and new program opportunities, including local fundraising. Program Development, Implementation and Management: Oversee Country Directors to ensure day to day management and oversight of all Room to Read programs and operations in Asia driving overall accountability for the achievement of Country Office goals. Lead Country Office teams in developing annual plans and budgets, ensuring that such plans align with Room to Read's Strategic Plan; appropriate staffing structures, roles and responsibilities; and efficient use of resources. Monitor and support the implementation of quality programming, delivery against plans, and management of risk to ensure accountability against stated objectives. Financial and Resource Management and Oversight: Oversee systemic budget monitoring in the Country Offices and ensure necessary support or corrective actions are taken as needed to improve financial accountability. In collaboration with internal audit, monitor compliance with organization-wide operating policies; ensure each Country Office has adequate internal financial and program controls, and recommend additional controls as necessary. Work with Country Directors and Manager of Legal Operations to ensure all legal and compliance issues related to Room to Read's international corporate and charitable registrations and reporting requirements. Human Resource Management and Organizational Development: Lead the recruitment process for Country Director-level positions and assist Country Directors with recruitment of key staff. Ensure that new Country Office staff receive a proper orientation and ongoing training as needed. Identify Regional and key Country Office staff capacity-building and professional development needs and assist Human Resources team with sourcing of support to address the needs. Assist Country Directors with development of annual performance plans, provide regular feedback on performance, and undertake formal performance reviews when desirable/ required. Provide input on regional human resource growth plan for the organization, including developing and monitoring HR policies, employee handbooks and administration policies for in-country operations. Representation and External Relations: Represent Room to Read to governments and other important stakeholders as needed and appropriate. In collaboration with Development and Partner services, support all aspects of major donor grants including prospecting, decision- making, proposal development, grant management and reporting. Attend Room to Read conferences and meetings as necessary and assist in planning and facilitating regional conferences as needed. Security and Risk Management: Support Country Directors in the management and implementation of safety and security protocols and policies. Ensures timely communications relating to security or other critical country events between the Country Office and the Global office. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master's degree required or higher preferred. A minimum of 15 years of professional experience, several being in an International NGO environment. Experience in the international educational field. A strong background in capacity building. A balance of program technical skills (community driven programming) and strong participatory management experience. Proven experience in program development, fundraising and networking. Prior experience living and working in Asia will be particular advantage. Fluency in verbal and written English; knowledge of one or more Asian languages preferred. Strong management/ supervisory skills and documented success in staff coaching and mentoring. Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people. Proven track record of achieving results among staff with varied skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Proven ability to prioritize and multi-task and to clearly communicate priorities and deadlines. Strong collaborative nature with a commitment to "matrixed" as well as "hierarchal" management. Willingness and ability to travel frequently (at least 50% of the time), occasionally on short notice. Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization. Effectiveness in working or volunteering in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead. To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also: Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact an up-and-coming non-profit organization. Be an innovative and creative thinker; you're not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so. Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness. Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction. Work well independently as well as part of a team. Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment. Compensation: Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing the world through the lifelong gift of education. TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume by email, with "Asia Regional Director" in the subject line, (no letters, calls, faxes, or drop-ins) to asiahiring@roomtoread.org. Due to high applicant volume you may not receive a response from Room to Read. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Room to Read is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.

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COUNTRY OPERATIONS MANAGER
SOUTH EAST ASIA

Room to Read is seeking a Country Operations Manager. Organization Profile: Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond. We are non-governmental, non-religious and work with many local NGOs and community based organizations to implement our programs. We currently work in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia - countries with a desperate lack of resources to educate their children. Since our inception, Room to Read's worldwide team has impacted over 7.8 million children by constructing more than 1,700 schools, establishing over 16,000 libraries, publishing 882 new children's book titles in 27 local languages, and reaching over 25,000 girls through our Girls' Education program. Room to Read has an annual budget of approximately US$44 million and our global staff numbers over 600. Our global headquarters is located in San Francisco, and we have smaller fundraising offices in Delhi, New York, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Sydney, and Tokyo. We have program offices in Colombo, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kathmandu, Lusaka, New Delhi, Pretoria, Phnom Penh, and Vientiane. Position Overview: This position is part of the International Operations team. The Country Operations Manager, South East Asia (SEA) is primarily responsible for overall coordination and support to Country Directors and Country Management Teams (CMTs) in the annual planning and budgeting process and in the implementation of monitoring, reporting, and accountability and learning systems in order to ensure quality, efficiency, effectiveness and impact of RtR's country programs. The position supports the alignment and linkages between country teams and Global Office teams that are responsible for technical support and building the capacity of country teams to contextualize and deliver effective and quality programs. The position is based in either of the program countries in SEA (Cambodia, Laos or Vietnam) 50% time focused on Laos with a preference to be based there and reports directly to the Asia Regional Director. Duties & Responsibilities: Strategy & Planning: Support situational analyses and geographical targeting exercises as an essential part of adjusting the country programme to the fast-changing context to help achieve RtR's goals. Support Country Offices in the development and analysis of annual plans and budget. Monitor and track execution of annual planning and budgeting, encouraging the use of monitoring data to foster improvement in program quality. Encourage collaborative behavior across country teams in working towards the delivery of the annual plans and budgets, improving coordination, communication and maximizing the cooperation between country offices and the Global Office. Maintain high level knowledge and information on country context in education, government, political, safety and security, and economic events and trends. Management and Coordination: Support the CMT to maximize planning, monitoring, support, reporting, accountability and learning systems to manage programs effectively. Encourage the CMT to openly recognize and manage risk, set clear quality and accountability standards and support transparency in decision making processes. Triage issues for Asia Regional Director action. Identify and coordinate support needs from other departments as needed (HR, Finance, Technical, Admin). Monitor and communicate major country news including safety and security, travel warnings, political, economic, or social events that impact the Country Office. Program Implementation and Monitoring: Identify core capabilities/ capacity needs across country programmes, liaising with the GO technical teams to plan and support capacity building for staff. Review and analyze ongoing, monthly, quarterly and annual reports/data to identify best practices, challenges and support needs. Encourage constant focus on solutions and results, active learning, sharing of knowledge and innovation for cost efficient, effective and sustainable alternatives that will impact more children. Monitor program implementation through visits, implementation calendar tracking and regular communications. Identify operational or program quality issues and alert Director or technical team as appropriate. Ensure that partnership agreements with NGOs and government accurately reflect the realistic capacities of both parties; optimal efficiency and effectiveness; and the strategic priorities of Room to Read. Budget Management: Help country programme become more cost efficient, working with CMTs to set efficiency targets, identify areas where changes can be made and devise strategies to manage costs. Analyze, review and provide feedback on quarterly forecasts with Finance and Country Office. HR/Personnel: In coordination with HR, analyze and respond to staffing models, competency models, and other Human Resources tools designed to improve effectiveness and efficiency. Support on-boarding and orientation of new staff for operational related activities. Development/ Fundraising: Support development of grant proposals as requested. Monitor, track and support external reporting to donors for quality, timeliness and accuracy. Support coordination of donor site visits and treks. Respond to Development department requests for information. Communications: In collaboration with Communications, review Country Office information and communications materials as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Related B.Sc./B.A. or equivalent degree; master's degree preferred. A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the related field. Strong planning and budgetary skills. Project implementation experience. Willingness and ability to travel frequently regionally and internationally, approximately 30%. Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people. Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization. Proven track record of achieving results. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative. Preferred: Significant experience living and working in one or more SEA countries. To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also: Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization. Be an innovative and creative thinker; you're not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so. Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness. Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction. Work well independently as well as part of a team. Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment. Compensation: Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include 13th month bonus, retirement benefits such as Provident Fund, medical insurance, performance bonus etc. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume by email, with "Country Operations Manager - SEA" in the subject line, (no letters, calls, faxes, or drop-ins) to asiahiring@roomtoread.org. Due to high applicant volume, we regret that we are not able to send personalized responses to all applicants. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.

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EDUCATION MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST
ACCRA, GHANA

There is an opening for an Education Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with 7+ years' experience required. Salary range: Up to $642 daily depending on salary history; Open period: January 14 - 25, 2015; Position information: Consulting opportunity; Title: USAID/Ghana Education Office M&E Specialist; Performance dates: On/about February 17, 2015 to May 15, 2015; Duty locations: Accra, Ghana; Position number: 20089. Background: In the past ten years, Ghana has made impressive gains in increasing access to primary education. While challenges to access remain, the priority now is improving quality and student learning outcomes in reading in the early grades. Standardized tests demonstrate that levels of student achievement are low. The results of the first national Early Grade Reading (EGRA) and Early Grade Math Assessment (EGMA), conducted in 2013, showed half or more of grade two pupils are unable to read a single word in an English or local language passage. In support of the GoG Education Strategic Plan (2010-2020) and contributing to USAID's Education Strategy for 2011-2015, specifically, Goal One, "improved reading skills for 100 million children in primary grades by 2015," USAID designed the Partnership for Education Project to support Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) early grade reading activities. The Project focuses on enhanced reading and math instruction, strengthened basic education management systems, increased government accountability and responsiveness to better informed citizens. Current Partnership for Education activities include: Learning, that supports Ghana's educational institutions to improve, expand, and sustain learning outcomes for at least 2.8 million kindergarten through grade three students; Testing, that strengthens student assessment design, administration and dissemination; and, Evaluating Systems, that supports MOE and GES to develop a systematic, coordinated, and responsive M&E system linked to Ghana's Education Strategic Plan. The remaining activities under the Partnership for Education Project are currently in final stages of design or in procurement. Scope of Work: USAID/Ghana is seeking an experienced M&E Specialist to provide technical, implementation and management leadership for the Education Office M&E activities. Deliverables: The contractor will be responsible for the following activities: Coordinate and prepare requisite USAID documentation and activities including Operational Plans, Project Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (PMEP), scopes or statements of work and/or activity descriptions; Review and update the Education Office PMEP, ensure indicators are relevant and useful, and make necessary adjustments, including working with implementing partners (IP) to review Activity M&E Plans (AMEP) and ensure that they align with PMEP, Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) Performance Management Plan (PMP) and emerging MOE/GES frameworks; Participate with C/AORs to support M&E-related implementation; Participate in technical reviews and work with C/AORs to review draft team-level and Activity M&E documents; Manage and track compliance with agency and mission M&E policies and procedures, e.g., Mission Orders, AMEPs, data quality assessments, gender equity requirements, etc.; Update the Education Office activity briefers and create briefers for new activities; Finalize key changes to the CDCS PMP; and, Assist with various portfolio data and M&E-related actions over the period of performance. QUALIFICATIONS The following qualifications are required: Advanced degree(s) in education, international development, public sector administration, or relevant training in education program management and a minimum of seven years' experience in international development programming and/or implementation. A minimum of seven years demonstrated experience working in monitoring and evaluation in education or related program management in international development. Understanding of donor organization procedures, regulations, and reporting requirements. Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to technical and non- technical colleagues. Demonstrated capability to produce quality M&E documents in a timely fashion. Ability to work in a fast-paced diverse working environment. Required Application Materials: The following application materials must accompany applications: Cover letter, CV, Three references. TO APPLY: Write Position #20089 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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GANSO RESEARCH ANALYST
WEST BANK/GAZA, JERUSALEM

CARE is seeking a talented Gaza NGO Safety Office (GANSO) Research Analyst who will support the preparation and delivery of reports and briefings, edit and approve GANSO SMS and email alerts, and deliver capacity-building training to members. The analyst will support the Communications Assistants (CA) and assist in the administration and orientation of the team as deemed necessary. This position may be required to fill PD (Project Director) responsibilities in the absence of that position. Language Requirement: English. Primary Responsibilities: Research local/ national context to apply analysis to be disseminated for the benefit of Palestinian and International Non-Government Organizations (INGOs). Use knowledge and experience of analysis and other security management practices to build capacity within member agencies through training and awareness workshops. Maintain, strengthen and build upon GANSOs network of NGO, UN and other contacts in order to provide timely, reliable and relevant information and analysis to the INGO community. Maintain and build upon GANSO documentation, research articles and other sources for background to GANSO briefings and briefing notes. Carry out other duties as necessary or as requested by the Project Director. Perform other duties as assigned. PRIMARY SKILLS: A Bachelor's Degree in development, social/ political sciences or journalism with an emphasis on analytical writing. Demonstrated political/ social/ economic/ risk analysis skills. Exceptional English writing skills and research ability. Ability to work under pressure and against deadlines. Understanding of the history, politics and culture of the Middle East. Knowledge of INGO and UN security management systems. Arabic language capability. 3-5 years' experience working with NGOs preferably in a complex and/or conflict/ post-conflict setting. At least 2 years of experience writing analysis within an operational context, either in the NGO sector or an industry supporting the NGO sector. Comprehensive research capabilities. Experience of working in the Middle East and familiarity with the society and culture. Experience of working in a multi-cultural and diverse environment. Security management experience. Proven ability to conduct training sessions to a diverse audience. A proven ability to work independently or within a small team. Ability to build capacity within junior analysts and support professional development. Skilled in the use of all MS Office applications, especially Excel and Publisher. Excellent communication skills and an enthusiasm to learn. Experience of presentation and workshop facilitation. Training experience. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2557

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
WASHINGTON, DC

AMIDEAST is seeking a Business Development Officer in Washington, DC. Working with other members of the Business Development team, the Business Development Officer is responsible for supporting the technical, cost and production activities of proposal development as well as ongoing budget review and approval. Priority of tasks is determined based on deadline requirements. Description of Responsibilities: Proposal Support: Recruit for Chiefs of Party and other proposed program staff, including identifying new candidates, negotiating salaries and compiling all necessary documentation. Project descriptions: writing, gathering info from contracts and the field. Various proposal tasks as assigned: charts, formatting resumes, proposal assembly, etc. Research tasks as assigned on clients, projects, etc. Writing tasks as assigned: capability statements, etc. Prepare the quarterly Win/Loss Report for the Board of Directors. Assist in managing the shared drive proposal files. Budgeting Support: Review solicitation requirements and advise the proposal team and field offices on the interpretation of specific costing requirements in collaboration with the Senior Pricing Analyst. Assist in preparing proposal budgets in collaboration with proposal teams. Write cost notes. Assist in ensuring headquarters, regional and country support costs are appropriately represented within each budget submission. Ensure completion and accuracy of cost and certification related proposal forms for client submission. Assist with managing the budget approvals process for field office budgets, including information checks, etc. Other duties and responsibilities as needed/ assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Bachelor's degree in a quantitative discipline. 1-3 years' experience working on USAID, Department of State proposals including recruitment of staff and writing proposal sections. 1-3 years' experience working in budget/ spreadsheet design and analysis. 1-3 years' experience in international development assistance program pricing (may be concurrent with preceding item). Experience responding to USAID, Department of State and commercial solicitations. Proactive, self-directing work approach; High attention to detail. Strong communication and organizational skills. Ability to work within deadlines and frequently shifting priorities. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Willingness to travel overseas. Preferred: Work experience in an organization with a Middle East/ North Africa portfolio. Arabic and/or French language skills. TO APPLY: Please provide a resume, cover letter and salary requirement via our website, https://apply.amideast.org/ATS_CLIENT/. No phone calls please. EOE

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VP, PHILANTHROPY
BOSTON

There is an opening for a VP, Philanthropy in Boston. Position reports to the CEO of an $80 Million global 501(3) C based in the Boston area with frequent trips to London. The successful candidate will: (1) have managed a full service fund raising function that includes direct mail, major gifts, planned giving, corporate sponsorship, and foundation grants (2) be willing to live within a commutable distance to world headquarters on Cape Cod, Massachusetts (3) have experience in managing a global fund raising function and (4) currently have a salary that is in the high 100Ks to low 200Ks. Relocation will be provided. TO APPLY: Candidates should send their applications to lstybel@stybelpeabody.com.

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NATIONWIDE

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USA

TRAINER CONSULTANT / WASTE TO ENERGY
MUMBAI, IN

TRAINER CONSULTANT / INDUSTRIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
MUMBAI, IN

PLANNED GIVING ASSOCIATE
PHILADELPHIA, PA

LEADERSHIP AND PLANNED GIFT OFFICER
PHILADELPHIA, PA

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BOSTON, MA OR WASHINGTON, DC

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