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International Education; Understanding;
Communication; & Exchange Positions


Copyright 2016. All rights reserved. This information or any parts thereof may not be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of the Publisher. Lisa L. Hystad, Publisher.


DIRECTOR, OFFICE FOR CORPORATE COMMUNICATION
ROME, ITALY

The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted an opening for a Director, Office for Corporate Communication (D-2) in Rome. The Director of the Office for Corporate Communication (OCC) will provide strategic vision and direction to all activities of the Office. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree or equivalent post-graduate professional development in communications, journalism or related area. Demonstrated professional skills and competence in the area of communication and public information, including a profound knowledge and understanding of the techniques and channels of international communication. Relevant international experience in communications and outreach in the UN system or similar context. Demonstrated political judgement in an international environment. Proven negotiation skills, maturity, tact and diplomacy. Demonstrated management and strategic leadership skills. TO APPLY: visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment- access/en/ and complete the on-line application. Closing date: 5/17/16. Vacancy no: IRC3333

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YOUTH ADVISOR
TANZANIA-DAR ES SALAAM

FHI 360, a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions, seeks a Youth Advisor to be responsible for providing guidance for the effective design, development and quality of innovative and integrated reproductive health youth services in public facilities in several zones in Tanzania. Responsibilities: Provide technical leadership in a specific technical component and/or program wide activities. With technical oversight, provide technical leadership in design, development, planning, implementation; and capacity- building of specific technical components of programs. Participate in resource development activities. Responsible for accomplishing assigned job responsibilities, and following the standards and practices of the department and division. Responsible for planning and scheduling own work flow and timetables, within area and function guidelines. Identifies areas for improved efficiency or effectiveness within prescribed parameters, and institutes enhancements to procedures. Maintains a constructive dialogue and technical exchange with field counterparts and technical staff of implementing partners. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs. Develops tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components. Ensures that project implementation adheres to the appropriate global strategy and remains technically sound. May serve as a departmental resource on procedural, administrative and operational issues. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree or its International Equivalent - Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field. 5-8 Years of relevant experience in management of large projects and/or programs. Has ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities. Proficient writing and verbal communication skills. Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office). Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language. Experience in specialized technical/medical field of study. To apply: https://jobs- fhi360.icims.com/jobs/16920/technical-advisor-i/job

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FOUR (4) DEVELOPMENT CREDIT AUTHORITY (DCA) FINANCIAL ANALYST CONSULTING POSITIONS
REMOTE

Visionary Consulting Partners seeks FOUR (4) Development Credit Investment Officers to support USAID's Development Credit Authority (DCA). Duties will be performed offsite. Performance starts on/about May 15, 2016 to September 30, 2016. The Development Credit Authority (DCA) structures and issues partial credit guarantees to encourage private capital lending to creditworthy but underserved borrowers throughout the developing world. These guarantees, which typically cover 50% of realized loss, enable USAID to leverage private sector wealth for sustainable economic development. Since 1999, the DCA has supported over 450 risk-sharing guarantees and has made available over $4.4 billion in private financing to more than 200,000 entrepreneurs around the world. The guarantee is a flexible tool that can be applied to a wide range of development projects and are available to virtually any type of lender seeking to deploy debt capital into the markets in which USAID programs operate.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: The selected candidate will join the DCA team in supporting the annual re-estimate process. Every year the financial condition of each active transaction in the DCA's portfolio must be reassessed to accurately provision for potential defaults (losses). As part of this process, the financial condition of each partner must be reviewed, analyzed and re-estimated. DCA seeks a consultant to perform financial statement analysis and re-estimate support.

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

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

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

TO APPLY: Write Position # VCP-E3DC1508 or # VCP-E3DC1509 or # VCP- E3DC1510 or # VCP-E3DC1511 on the subject line. Please submit all required documents listed above to dca_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. Applications Accepted through June 25, 2016. Visionary Consulting Partners, LLC is a woman-owned, Equal Opportunity Employer.

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SOCIAL AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST
BANGKOK, THAILAND

FHI 360, a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions, seeks a Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Specialist, for an anticipated United States Agency for International Development/Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA)-funded Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) project. The purpose of the project is to reduce consumer demand for wildlife and wildlife products in targeted areas, strengthen regional law enforcement capacity and coordination, and increase commitment to addressing CWT. The SBCC Specialist will serve as the lead technical specialist for successful implementation of consumer demand reduction activities. The specialist will advise and support the Chief of Party in the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy to strengthen and sustain efforts to reduce consumer demand for targeted illegal wildlife products, with an initial focus on elephant ivory, rhino horn, and tiger products. The Specialist must collaborate with and build upon the efforts of a host of other activities. The Specialist will furnish leadership to other task order staff, subcontractors and provide day-to-day direction of all demand reduction activities, including those intended to build constituencies and develop long- term commitment to wildlife values across the broader public. The position will be based in Bangkok, Thailand (TBC) and will report to SBCC Director. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree or its International Equivalent - Knowledge/ Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field. A minimum of 7 years of experience in designing and implementing social and behavior change interventions; Preferably including experience with social marketing, strategic communications, and behavior change communications; Preferably holds a Master's degree; Preferably including experience with polling and consumer surveying techniques, Quantitative and qualitative survey methods; Preferably including experience with the use of mass media and social networks to influence and gain public support, the negotiation and formation of alliances across interest groups; Preferably experience working with wildlife and biodiversity conservation programs; Preferably has experience working in China and ASEAN; Must be fluent in English. To apply: https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs/16908/social-and-behavior-change-communication- %28sbcc%29-specialist/job

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CHIEF OF PARTY
LIBERIA

AIR's International group seeks to enhance the capacity of developing countries to improve their quality of life through education and social development. We have worked in collaboration with local partners in more than 80 countries over the past three decades. In partnership with others, we seek to: ensure children's equitable access to all levels of education; improve the quality and relevance of education; and empower individuals, communities, and institutions as agents of social and behavioral change. Headquartered in Washington, DC, AIR is recruiting candidates for the position of Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded international education 5 years' project in Liberia.

Responsibilities

The Chief of Party (COP) will provide the vision, technical leadership and management oversight for the project in addition to the supervision, administration, and implementation of the grant. This individual will establish and maintain systems for project operations, ensure that all contractual deadlines are met and targets are achieved, maintain working relationships with project stakeholders and partners, and oversee the preparation and submission of periodic progress and financial reports. The COP will deal with partner organizations and coordinate with USAID and other donors in all aspects of project planning, monitoring, and implementation.

Qualifications

Required:
The Chief of Party must possess the following:
Minimum of a Master's Degree in a relevant field required (education, public policy, business administration); Ph.D. level degree preferred.
At least 8 to 10 years demonstrated experience in managing international development programs with a focus on education in developing countries; proven expertise in education, reading instruction, and business;
Strong leadership, administrative, management, presentation, reporting, and communication skills and ability to implement projects with diverse subject matter;
Experience related to development of in-service training packages, curriculum standards,
innovative supplementary materials, student assessment, mentoring, monitoring, and analytical
skills in support of the project activities;
Technical knowledge and experience in reading acquisition, instruction, and assessment;
Demonstrated experience in education policy reform; and,
Ability to perform at a high level and apply diplomacy skills with a wide range of stakeholders (i.e. students, teachers, educators, school directors, pedagogical instructors, education Department leaders, Ministry of education and its affiliates, families, community members, business partners, donors).

Preferred:
Experience in managing, developing, deploying innovations related to the field of education;
Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa; and
PhD in Education.

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/8878/chief-of-party%2c-liberia/job. Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE.

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CHIEF OF PARTY
WEST BANK

The COP provides leadership, direction and supervision of a large USAID-funded basic education program in the West Bank, and serves as primary liaison with USAID and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
Launched in 2013, the School Support Program (SSP) is a USAID-funded initiative that focuses on improving the quality of education at 50 marginalized public schools in East Jerusalem and the West Bank by improving the educational environment in schools, enhancing community engagement, and strengthening student social competencies. The program takes a holistic approach that includes strengthening school leadership, improving teaching quality, upgrading educational facilities, and promoting community engagement in schools that serve these populations. In addition, the program is introducing career guidance, life skills training, and experiential learning opportunities for students. SSP is currently scheduled to conclude in March 2017, but may be extended through August 2017.

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
As chief technical expert, provides strategic direction and leadership for all program components
Serves as primary liaison and engages regularly with USAID and Ministry of Education and Higher Education counterparts, and with the local office of Save the Children International, a major sub-awardee on the program
Coordinates closely with USAID on discussions of strategic direction and program developments
Provides overall supervision of the project to ensure timely development and implementation of work plans and the quality production and timely submission of all required reports and evaluations
Directly supervises component managers, who oversee the implementation of program activities in the schools
Directly supervises the Deputy Chief of Party, who oversees all compliance, administrative, and financial aspects of the program, including the monitoring & evaluation and communications functions
Coordinates with the AMIDEAST country director and AMIDEAST Headquarters on financial, contractual, and personnel issues and actions

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
Advanced degree in education or related field from an accredited university
Minimum 10 years' experience in basic education development and/or program management
Proven track record of exemplary communication and interpersonal skills to ensure a collaborative approach among team members as well as positive relations with donors, counterparts and staff
Detailed understanding of international trends and best practices in teaching and learning at the basic education level
Preferred:
PhD in education or a relevant field
International program management experience
Familiarity with the Arabic language and Arab culture
Experience in the Middle East region, particularly Palestine
USAID program management experience with a focus on basic education.

Salary commensurate with experience. AMIDEAST is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To Apply: Send Resume to awaller@amideast.org

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