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CARE is seeking a Director of Development, Foundations. Professional Foundations provide CARE with significant revenue with which we operate some of our most innovative programs. From smaller foundations that often provide catalytic funding for some of our most cutting edge programs to large foundations like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that share CARE's aspiration to leverage learning for impact, foundation partnerships and the revenue they generate are integral to CARE's goal of multiplying impact. Managing a foundations portfolio requires the ability to gain an in- depth knowledge of CARE's programming, approaches, and learning methodologies as well as a savvy and strategic external approach to generate and foster new connections for CARE. This position also requires political savvy to navigate CARE and influence the decisions of program or technical colleagues, country offices and other units. Finally, while creative, this individual must follow internal processes and procedures that ensure effective internal coordination as well as compliance with financial management principles. A member of the 4-person team focused on Foundations, this person will carry a diverse portfolio of program areas. In addition, they will be responsible for cultivating new foundation partners to further the team's goal of diversifying its overall portfolio. RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS: Prospect Research and Cultivation; Concept and Proposal Development; Donor Stewardship; Internal Networking and Communications; Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS (Know-How): Undergraduate degree; 5-7 years of experience in any combination of foundation fundraising, project design/ management; proposal writing; program advisory or field work; Demonstrated success in outbound, self- initiated prospecting and qualifying; Experience successfully reporting in a matrixed environment; Capacity to facilitate internal decisions across multiple stakeholders as required to produce content for proposals; Excellent oral and written communications skills; Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills; Experience in fundraising, foundation relations, cultivating and stewardship of donors; Experience working as part of a team; Evidence of strong analytic skills; Computer literacy, including facility with Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office applications; Project design/ proposal writing for foundations or comparable donors; Advanced editing skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid= 2734. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.



FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Business Development Officer. Responsibilities: Work on multiple projects simultaneously, independently and meet deadlines without compromising quality. Provide detailed and strategic analysis of solicitations, instructions and other proposal-related information. Take the lead in working with technical teams to identify partners, negotiate roles, and establish teaming agreements. Lead and coordinate proposal teams by overseeing the proposal process, assisting with writing, editing and ensuring that quality, competitive proposals are submitted in response to solicitations and unsolicited opportunities from sponsors. Coordinate and support the capture management process, including bidding partner discussions and teaming agreements. Provide management and coordination of proposal teams, comprised of FHI 360 staff and bidding partner organizations. Prepare proposal outlines, requirements/proposal evaluation overview, submission checklists, proposal calendar, partner trackers, and other trackers as needed. Establish and assure compliance with timelines for the proposal preparation process and submission. Organize and monitor writing assignments; assist with writing, editing and proofreading proposals as needed. Develop and utilize tools, templates and work processes that result in streamlined and efficient proposal teamwork. Oversee the collection of all required proposal forms, materials, etc. as stipulated in the funders' requests for proposals (solicited and unsolicited concept papers/LOIs, full proposals, etc.). QUALIFICATIONS: BS/BA in public health, international affairs/ development or other area of human development and 5+ years of relevant experience in proposal development, program design, project management, and other related work; or Master's degree in public health, international affairs/ development or other area of human development and 3+ years of experience in proposal development, program design, project management and other related work. Familiarity with international and domestic funders across health and human development sectors, including but not limited to USAID, CDC, World Bank, DFID, UN agencies, MCC, and private foundations and corporations funding health and human development activities. Project management experience with human development initiatives (international or domestic). Possess strong interpersonal and communications skills with sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political and ethical issues addressed by FHI 360. Knowledge of Non-governmental Organization (NGO) business development process activities required. Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills. Good leadership ability. Demonstrates strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving abilities and the ability to prioritize tasks. Read, write and speak English. Fluent in the host country language required. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions. TO APPLY: visit https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15866/senior-business-development- officer/job. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.



MSI has an immediate opening for an Associate to support the Business Development Unit. This person will serve as a member of our Business Development team and work closely with the team to prepare for bidding opportunities, create proposal sections and maintain proposal resources. Responsibilities: Coordinate proposal teams to ensure submission of high quality, competitive proposals. Review solicitation documents for compliance and proposal requirements, including corporate capability and past performance requirements. Write corporate capability statements and tailor past performance reports for proposals utilizing MSI internal databases and key informant interviews. Review MSI proposals and marketing pieces and edit for consistency, tense, and punctuation. Coordinate planning and logistics for proposal preparation teams, which could include research, scheduling and scopes of work. Track new business opportunities on various websites, circulate to appropriate MSI staff, and maintain proposal database. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in international studies, business management, public administration or equivalent experience. Acute attention to detail and ability to multi-task. Strong written and verbal communication skills. A teamwork approach and ability to work under tight deadlines. Ability to maintain confidentiality in all business matters. Knowledge of a foreign language and previous international work and/or travel preferred. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com



MSI seeks a Researcher/Team Leader to lead a team of local consultants to conduct an assessment of a television show for children aimed at promoting positive attitudes and values. The purpose of the assessment is to understand how exposure to the show affects children's perceptions and what type of messages resonate most with these young viewers and their parents. The Team Leader will be responsible for leading a team to design, manage and implement the assessment. The Team Leader will work closely with MSI senior management and the client to finalize the mixed-method design, develop the assessment and analysis plan, identify team members (if necessary), write statements of work, oversee subcontractor(s), spear-head questionnaire design, pre-testing of instruments, oversee data collection, oversee data processing, and lead analysis and report writing. The consultancy will start on/about August 1, 2015 and end on/about November 30, 2015. REQUIRES: Master's degree in sociology, or other degree in social sciences from an internationally recognized university. Minimum seven (7) years working in international development. Demonstrated experience in conducting high quality evaluations/assessments to USAID standards. Specific experience in assessing media programs or other communications programs is required. Experience designing and implementing mixed methods studies. Demonstrated leadership and communication skills. Experience leading focus groups. Strong analytic skills with demonstrated, use of qualitative software such as Max QDA or Nvivio is a plus. Proficiency in STATA and/or SPSS is required. Fluency in English and strong writing skills, including report writing abilities. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com



FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Education & Community Engagement. Responsibilities: Manage overall education and community engagement technical program unit work and provide expertise on the expansion of equitable education services, community engagement, psychosocial, emergency preparedness, well-being and sustainability. Manage the unit and provide guidance to staff and partners in the Region and in County offices. Implement and monitor technical initiatives. Work with communities, education offices (payam and county) and partners to maximize local capacity. This position will be based in Juba, South Sudan and reports through Room to Learn Deputy Project Director for Programs to the Project Director. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree required in one of the following or related fields: Education, Education Planning, Education Policy, Education Management or other relevant field is highly preferred. Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of 5 years of experience in development programs and five (5) years field management experience in Africa. Five years' experience in developing countries, conflict-affected in the field of Basic Education. Experience with education in complex emergencies, conflict, and/or post-conflict desired. Experience and facility with rapidly changing project designs. Proven ability to successfully implement multi-faceted education interventions at the community and school level. Knowledge and practical experience developing standards for assessment systems, including for student learning outcomes, teacher performance, and school performance. Knowledge of USAID project management, evaluation procedures and standards, and requirements. Knowledge of education policy issues that affect student learning. Knowledge of all technical and management aspects required to develop reliable and meaningful assessment tools that can inform teacher practice as well as policy direction. Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English. Sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in South Sudan. Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff. Proven ability to manage, supervise and motivate a team of multi-cultural professional staff. Preparation of work plans, budgets and other key project documents. Experience with Do No Harm programming a plus. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities. TO APPLY: visit https://jobs- fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15832/director-of-education-%26-community-engagement/job.



World Vision is seeking an Advocacy Resource Development Advisor who works to co-design and implement the global advocacy resource acquisition strategy in partnership with relevant stakeholders and in close alignment and coordination with GAM (Grant Acquisition and Management) and advocacy structures. S/he will serve as a key contributor of advocacy technical content for pre-positioning, bid preparation and submission of proposals to Foundations, Bi-lateral and Multi-lateral organizations, and Corporations. S/he will coordinate the technical support to National and Regional Offices for successful grant acquisition. The Advocacy Resource Development Advisor will be responsible for on-going identification of potential advocacy grant opportunities both as stand-alone and integrated in other sectorial grants e.g. Child Protection, Women and Girls empowerment, Health-nutrition and food security, child and youth participation education, Fragile Contexts. S/he shall have a depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience in grant acquisition with a good grasp of advocacy. S/he should exhibit excellent grant writing ability, strong interpersonal and professional skills to relate to a very diverse pool of internal and external stakeholders and demonstrate a high record of funds raised through grants. Strong experience on strategic influence and networking as well as remote working is required. Experience in social investments type of projects is desired. We believe that every child is a precious gift to the entire world and that their well-being concerns us all. We will not rest while children suffer in situations that can be changed. We are looking for people who share our beliefs and our passion. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: On-going identification of grant opportunities to meet advocacy objectives integrated with priority sectors. Develop concept notes and proposals for funding of key advocacy initiatives. Determining and prioritizing opportunities for support to National and Regional teams, leading to quantifiable funding outcomes. Provide technical expertise on grant writing and grant management to staff and stakeholders, including needs assessments, program design, start-up, phase-in, phase-out, communications, reporting, monitoring and evaluation of advocacy activities. Ensure donors technical approaches that contain advocacy components and strategies are known by the National Office (NO) leaders and influence NO strategies. Identify opportunities for key staff to participate in global and regional technical or advocacy specific fora to influence donor development strategies. Provide leadership and coordination in the development, dissemination and promotion of grant strategies, standards and tools for advocacy integrating in programming and stand alone. Collaborate with SO (Support Offices) IPG (International Programs Group) and Advocacy teams to develop and conduct training in advocacy integration in concept notes and grant proposals. Develop reporting and evaluation processes for performance management of grants. Maintain a current, accurate and comprehensive list of prospective funding organizations and status of advocacy grants. Work with appropriate staff in NO (National Office) and RO (Regional Office) to gather data for evaluation and reporting requirements. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Master's degree on international development, business development and/or advocacy. Deep knowledge and experience on grant acquisition, program management and advocacy. Strong communication skills, particularly advanced grant writing skills, report writing skills for a variety of donors. Demonstrated fundraising success in foundation, bilateral and multilateral organizations, and/or government and corporate grants. Ability to build relationships cross-culturally and with a wide range of stakeholders. Ability to multi- task and execute through and across different layers within the organization. Ability to review the work products of others to ensure conformance to standards. Ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information and to prepare reports and correspondence. Strong networking skills and experience working virtually using effective technological tools. Experience and expertise on donor requirements from bilateral/ multilateral organizations and foundations. Proven ability to manage and track multiple prospects and funders. Ability to work effectively independently, and as a part of multiple teams, in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment. Meticulous attention to detail and excellent organizational skills with the ability to quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks and short deadlines. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters. Excellent English language command and professional knowledge of Spanish or French is desired. Availability to travel at least 30% of the time. If you believe you have the skills and experience to fulfil this vital and challenging role that will enhance the lives of vulnerable children, we'd love to hear from you. TO APPLY: Find the full description and apply online by June 28, 2015. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org.



The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a dynamic Division Director for a full-time, three-year, fixed-term, exempt, renewable appointment in its Communications and Knowledge Management Division (CKM). The successful candidate will provide intellectual and managerial leadership to a professional team handling various aspects of the communications and knowledge management functions and will develop, refine, and enhance the implementation of IFPRI's overall strategy in these areas. The CKM Director will work closely with the Director General and the senior management team on global, strategic, and innovative communications approaches and priorities, contributing to IFPRI's mission of ending hunger and reducing poverty through the application of cutting-edge communications and knowledge management concepts and delivery. This position is based at IFPRI headquarters in Washington, D.C. Essential Duties: Develop, implement, and monitor Institute-wide effective and innovative communications strategies to increase the impact of IFPRI's research on reducing hunger and poverty. Identify IFPRI core messages and ensure consistency of messages across the Institute. Provide overall direction and management of the various functions within CKM including public affairs, publication and knowledge management. Provide strategic input into flagship communication and outreach products, and ensure they are produced, disseminated, and promoted to the highest standards. Closely follow the external environment with regard to public opinion/trends and significant public policy issues, to propose and develop communications solutions that support IFPRI's mission and maintain the Institute's comparative advantage. Work with IFPRI project leaders and external partners/ stakeholders to define and coordinate unified project, country and region-specific communications and knowledge management strategies and activities, and ensure maximum synergies. Support the IFPRI-led CGIAR research programs and coordinate with the CGIAR on mutual and relevant communications and knowledge management activities. Required QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, International Relations, or other relevant field, or equivalent; Master's degree preferred. Minimum of 10 years demonstrated successful experience in managing the overall communications function of an international organization or company. Substantive experience with a research organization is highly desirable. Demonstrated experience successfully leading, managing, supervising and developing a multicultural team of communications professionals in diverse functional areas. Significant and demonstrated professional writing and editing experience. Excellent presentation and facilitation skills; solid foundation in successful negotiating techniques. Demonstrated experience in developing innovative approaches. Demonstrated ability in coaching senior leaders to become effective spokespeople for an organization's mission and programs. Willingness and ability to travel internationally, particularly to developing countries (15-20%). IFPRI is one of the international agricultural research institutes organized under the umbrella of CGIAR. The mandate of IFPRI is to identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and policies for meeting world food needs in ways that conserve the natural resource base, with emphasis on low income and on the poorer groups in the countries. IFPRI offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits. IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence. We encourage women and developing-country professionals to apply. TO APPLY: Go to www.ifpri.org. Click on "Careers" and "Other" to link to Position # 15-139 Communications and Knowledge Management Division Director, CKM. Please complete online application, including a complete curriculum vitae and a detailed letter of interest. Also complete section requesting three references. For more information on IFPRI, visit our website at www.ifpri.org



CARE is seeking a talented Proposal Development Coordinator (PDC) for Competitive Bids Unit (CBU) who will play a key role in assisting in the development of proposals, primarily to the US Government. Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. This role includes: coordinating CBU support to CARE CO's responding to USG bids, as assigned; liaising with partners; helping conceptualize the CARE role in potential projects; reviewing draft proposals; leading proposal development efforts, as assigned, and on occasion being deployed to the field to write proposals. The Proposal Development Coordinator serves as the Unit's primary editor of technical proposals. In addition, the Proposal Development Coordinator works closely with the other members of the Competitive Bids Unit and with CO and HQ staff to ensure responsiveness to the requirements of the RFP/A, and consistency with CARE's best practices and CO needs and interests. The Proposal Development Coordinator develops and maintains systems to facilitate CARE's response to RFPs/As; prepares analytical reports of past CARE experience to reflect on lessons learned; and designs and facilitates workshops to build CARE staff capacity to successfully pursue bids. Finally, the Proposal Development Coordinator plays an important role in advocating for proposals to reflect CARE's commitment to rights based programming. Primary Responsibilities: Oversees, coordinates, and is ultimately responsible for the preparation, writing, editing review, management, and timely submission of technical proposals and other CBU required materials. Research, write and regularly update and maintain CARE capacity/ past performance sections for use in proposals and in representing CARE to partner organizations or donors. Manage CBU Interns: Mentor and coach staff and provide ongoing feedback and supervision. Perform other duties as assigned. PRIMARY SKILLS: Bachelor's degree or higher in development studies, or field that emphasizes critical writing and thinking skills. At least two years' experience in proposal development (in at least a part-time capacity); At least two years overseas experience in program management or design. Excellent writing skills with special emphasis on clear, persuasive language; strong editing skills. Knowledge of US government proposal requirements. Ability to work under tight deadlines. TO APPLY: visit http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid= 2717. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.



World Learning seeks a Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Transformational Leadership Program - Scholarships and Partnerships (TLP-SP) to be based in Pristina, Kosovo. Duration: 3.5 years. Background: The purpose of the TLP-SP is to develop a cadre of leaders to drive significant change in Kosovo in priority economic, political, and social development areas. This high-profile program is part of a broader Transformational Leadership initiative and requires coordination with inter-related but separate projects. Key components of this program include: overseeing an Advisory Committee comprised of prominent stakeholders; strengthening university management and capacity in Kosovo; managing higher education scholarships for US graduate studies and professional certificates; and overseeing partnerships between US universities and selected faculties of the University of Pristina. The Chief of Party will be a dynamic senior-level professional with a proven track record of successfully managing complex international development and higher education projects in sensitive environments. Reporting to World Learning headquarters in Washington, DC and working very closely with USAID, the COP will be in charge of overall program operations and will represent the TLP-SP to stakeholders and at public events. Job Responsibilities: Provide overall leadership and direction for the program in Kosovo with a focus on managing for results, working to a high standard, and fostering a climate of accountability and transparency. Oversee program administration, implementation, and fiscal management in close collaboration with key team members. Coordinate overall communications with USAID/Kosovo, serving as Mission's principal contact. Manage and supervise team of local staff fostering a collegial work environment of continuous growth and improvement and excellent office morale. Prepare high-quality reports and other work products for USAID. Develop and manage relationships with key high-level stakeholders. Manage all activities related to the Advisory Committee. Provide leadership to overall project operations and reporting, ensuring a rigorously implemented program that complies with USAID regulations and local laws. Liaise with partner organizations, facilitate successful coordination and transparency of all organizational and individual training and capacity building activities. Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders in Kosovo and with US university partners as their work relates to in-country capacity-building activities. Report regularly to World Learning headquarters, providing timely updates of all situational and project developments. Regularly update donor on progression of programs. Other responsibilities as assigned. Required QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree. Minimum 15 years of senior management experience on development projects that include education, university partnership, academic exchange, and/or organizational performance improvement components. Minimum five years prior experience as Chief of Party on a complex donor-funded project, preferably USAID. Strong experience in designing, implementing, and delivering development programs for results. In-depth knowledge of USAID policies, rules, and regulations. Experience in and knowledge of Kosovo or the region. Strong skills in financial, program, and personnel management. Excellent communication skills, including significant public speaking experience. Strong interpersonal skills; comfortable operating cross-culturally. Strong and positive team leadership experience. Strong work ethic. Demonstrated success working with diverse groups of high-level stakeholders from government, higher education, donor, civil society, and private sector communities. English fluency. Position to be filled as soon as possible. TO APPLY: Please transmit: CV or resume; cover letter (in English) with the post title on the subject line explaining why you are best qualified for this position; and three references within the last three years with current contact information (phone, mail address and email address). This is a re- posting and if you had previously applied, it is not necessary to do so again. Thank you. To apply: please visit our website www.worldlearning.org and click on the employment tab to submit your application. If you do not see this position listed, please "search all." Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.



Catholic Relief Services is seeking a Regional Technical Advisor II -Business Development. Location: Position location is flexible, with frequent travel to the Central Africa region; Band: D; FLSA: Exempt; Reports To: Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality; Estimated Length of Service: 3-4 years. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. Background: The Central Africa Regional Office (CARO) covers nine countries: Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda and Togo. In line with Agency strategy, primary programming sectors in CARO are agriculture livelihoods, health, and emergency preparedness and response, and most programs use a peacebuilding and governance approach to meeting objectives in these sectors. To help acquire the funding necessary to meet needs in the countries we serve, CARO is seeking a Business Development Specialist to support country programs in prepositioning, capture planning and proposal development across the nine Central Africa country programs. The BD position is a member of both the regional Program Quality team and global Resource Acquisition community, and will be responsible for identification and development of new funding opportunities and increasing CRS' capacity to respond to opportunities from a variety of donors. Working closely with the Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality (DRD/PQ), other Regional Technical Advisors (RTAs), Heads of Programming, Country Representatives and the headquarter-based Resource Acquisition Department (RAD), the BD Specialist will be responsible for: supporting regional and country efforts in planning strategically, promoting and building capacity in business development best practices in Central Africa, researching current and potential donors, gathering and managing information to support pursuit of opportunities, providing support to Country Programs to ensure sound project design and proposals, writing proposals and monitoring progress towards the region's growth objectives. Key Responsibilities: Resource Mobilization Action Plan (RMAP) Coordination: Implement the CARO RMAP, in close coordination with the DRD/PQ, updating it as necessary; support Country Programs in development of country-level growth plans. Support Country Programs in the development of appropriate and effective growth and fundraising strategies, including the development of country program marketing materials linked to key donor interests and country strategies. Coordinate with country programs to develop and maintain Donor Maps for priority sectors. Liaise with HQ-based Resource Acquisition Department (RAD) to ensure that relevant information relating to strategic growth is disseminated to Country Programs and Regional Technical Advisors and appropriate follow-up is carried out. Work with country, regional and HQ staff to analyze CARO past performance by donor, sector and region, with an emphasis on public resource proposal submission, success rates and lessons learned. Identify Funding Opportunities and Prepositioning: Identify new funding opportunities (in collaboration with Country Programs, Regional Office and HQ Resource Acquisition Department) in line with CRS priorities. Maintain a database of available technical consultants and TDYers across all of CARO's key programming sectors. Oversee CARO country programs' maintenance of opportunity pipeline, proposal submission, and donor intelligence on CRS' online project information management system. Advise the region and Country Programs on upcoming opportunities, capture planning processes, and other initiatives to better position country programs to successfully compete. Collaborate with relevant Chiefs of Party, Heads of Programming, Regional Technical Advisors and others to maintain up- to-date past performance references across all of CARO's key programming sectors. Collaborate with the RAD to maintain global past performance and corporate capacity statements, ensuring that CARO past performance and experiences are represented in these documents. Capture Planning: Train Country Program staff on the benefits of and how to capture plan. When significant funding opportunities are identified, work with Heads of Programming and Country Program business development staff to follow a capture planning process that is will generate useful information for decision-making, assessing and improving preparedness and competitiveness, and building the foundation for a preliminary project design. Coordinate participation of other regional and HQ staff to support Country Program to be prepared ahead of live funding opportunities. Proposal Design/Development: Engage with Country Programs and provide guidance and recommendations to help decide whether or not to pursue potential funding opportunities. Review Country Program Project Idea Notes for competitiveness. Support Country Programs in identifying and acquiring necessary resources (human and financial) to successfully respond to funding opportunities. Assist with development and negotiation of teaming agreements with potential partners. Provide direct assistance to Country Program staff in planning and managing proposal processes in line with CRS' Technical/Cost Application Guidance (TAG/CAG) and ensuring the technical leads follow CRS Project Package I (ProPack I). Manage the proposal review process Agency and CARO guidelines and return timely, consolidated feedback to country programs. Collaborate with regional Management Quality and Finance staff to align management/cost components of the proposal with CRS standards; donor regulation and guidelines. Capacity-Building and Coordination with Agency Business Development Community: Build the capacity-building of regional and Country Program staff in proposal development, including use of Cost/Technical Application Guidance, ProPack, and other relevant tools. Conduct cross-regional TDYs to support Agency-wide business development support. Collaborate with the Resource Acquisition Department and Human Resources department, as well as Regional Technical Advisors and other relevant regional staff, to develop/refine appropriate staff development materials (training, distance learning, self-study) for capacity-building of field staff resource acquisition. This includes capture planning, proposal development, donor representation and basic elements of public donor compliance. Provide formal training and regular mentoring to staff responsible for business development at the Country Program level. Contribute to building capacity of local partners to access funding for programs. Identify relevant internal and external training and learning opportunities and share with regional/ country program staff. Participate in agency-wide business development community learning and knowledge management by sharing experience and lessons learned virtually. In coordination with Country Programs, initiate internal After-Action Reviews of submitted proposals and pursue debriefs from funders on funding decisions to capture and document lessons learned in order to continually improve proposal processes. Regional Growth Analysis: Monitor regional growth and provide regular updates, including the production of a semi-annual growth report, to regional and HQ senior management. Ensure CARO's business development pipeline data and proposal submission records in the agency's online information management system are complete, accurate, and utilized to analyze growth performance and to inform revenue forecasts. Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results. Serves with Integrity; Models Stewardship; Cultivates Constructive Relationships; Promotes Learning. Program Manager Competencies: These are rooted in the mission, values and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results. Sets clear goals and manages toward them. Collaborates effectively with staff and stakeholders. Manages financial resources with integrity. Applies program quality standards to project design and organizational learning. Key Working Relationships: Internal: CARO Regional Director, CARO Deputy Regional Directors for Program Quality and Management Quality, HQ Resource Acquisition Department (RAD),Regional Finance Officer, Regional Technical Advisors from CARO and other regions, CARO Country Representatives, CARO Heads of Programming, Country Program technical staff and program managers, Public Donor Liaison, HQ Program Impact and Quality Assurance (PIQA) Technical Advisors. External: Potential partners, collaborators and contractors (local and international), consultants. Personal Skills: Highly effective oral and written communication skills. Strong cross-cultural and interpersonal skills. Experience in facilitating the capacity building of diverse groups of colleagues, including partners. Ability to work effectively, achieve results, and provide mentoring and support as part of a virtual team collaborating with global, regional and Country Program staff. Strong team coordination skills. Able to multi-task and track multiple priorities/ deadlines simultaneously. Detail-oriented and committed to producing high quality work under tight deadlines. Strong analytical skills, creative and strategic thinker. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in international development, or related field. Five years of relevant professional experience, with at least 3 years working in Africa. Demonstrated success in proposal coordination with international and local partners using participatory processes. Proven proposal writing skills. Demonstrated experience using diverse, proactive strategies to competitively position his/her organization for new funding and productive institutional relationships; Substantial experience pursuing USAID RFAs and other USG cooperative agreement mechanisms required. Experience pursuing USAID RFPs, non-USG funding, and private sector shared-value opportunities highly desirable. Experience designing and implementing proposal development training. Familiarity with Agriculture Livelihoods, Health and Emergency programming areas. Knowledge of CRS programs and Catholic Social Teaching a plus. Foreign Language Requirement: Fluency in written and spoken English required; strong oral French language skills essential. Travel Requirement: This position requires the ability to travel up to 50% of time within the Central African Region. Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. TO APPLY: apply online at https://www5.apply2jobs.com/CRS/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob &RID=2124&CurrentPage=1 EOE/M/F/D/V



Are you seeking an employer with excellent salaries and benefits that include 40+ days of paid leave, retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and much more? Well, look no further. AMIDEAST, a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training, and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa, has excellent employment opportunities in its Washington, DC office. TO APPLY: Please visit the career section of our website, noted below, to view the job descriptions for each position. Please provide a resume, cover letter and salary requirement via our website, https://apply.amideast.org/ATS_CLIENT/. No phone calls please. EOE/Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


The Coordinator of Education Abroad is the key link between AMIDEAST Headquarters in Washington, DC and institutions sending students on AMIDEAST sponsored programs as well as with AMIDEAST field office staff members delivering programs in the Middle East and North Africa. REQUIRES: The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree and 3-5 years of relevant professional education abroad experience; academic study, employment, or extensive and substantive travel abroad, preferably in the Middle East/ North Africa; project management and budget experience as well as excellent computer, research and interpersonal skills. The person must be able to effectively multi-task; have the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment; meet tight deadlines and possess strong problem-solving skills. Excellent written and oral communication skill are also required.


The person in this position will develop knowledge of education abroad programs and will provide general administrative support for senior and program staff. The Program Assistant provides key financial backstopping for AMIDEAST sponsored programs in the Middle East and North Africa. REQUIRES: To be considered for this opportunity, you will have to have a bachelor's degree; accounting or budgeting and database management experience. The ideal candidate will also be detail-oriented; have the ability to work well under pressure; be a self-starter and a team player. Excellent oral and written communication skills are also a requirement. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel are also a must in addition to excellent interpersonal skills.



Plan International USA is part of a global organization working with communities in over 50 countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Our mission promises a better future for children and their communities by equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to create their own solutions. If you believe that the promise of children far exceeds the poverty they are born into, then don't just hope for a better future, join our dedicated team to create a better future for all. The Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor will be primarily responsible for leading the design and writing of monitoring and evaluation sections for USG and Foundation proposals. This includes the development of performance monitoring plans (PMPs) and, identifying quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure intended results for proposals. He/she will fully participate and contribute to proposal design meetings, lead the writing related to the M&E sections, and incorporate comments into subsequent drafts. This part-time position reports to the Senior Director, Business Development and is based in the Washington, DC office. Principal Responsibilities: Serve as the primary point person and thought leader for Monitoring, and Evaluation for business development and proposals. Ensure M&E procedures and guidelines adhere to USG requirements and the M&E section is compliant with procurements. Lead the design and implementation of proposal monitoring and evaluation sections - proposing how information will be collected, analyzed, and utilized for programs. Provide M&E technical input to the proposal development process in response to priority procurement opportunities from USG, foundations, and other donors. This includes but is not limited to review of procurements; contribution to proposal planning and preparation; development of illustrative MEPs, results frameworks, or log frames, and review of proposal budgets to ensure that M&E activities are adequately funded. Collaborate with the M&E Analyst to help support, as needed, on monitoring and evaluation needs for program design, internal management, and reporting to donors. In collaboration with M&E Analyst, work with practice areas to identify country office M&E capacity needs. Other support to business development as requested. Skills and Competencies: Extensive experience in monitoring and evaluation of USAID and other donor funded programs in the areas of public health and/or basic and secondary education. Experience in business and proposal development, leading or significantly contributing to M&E sections. Proficiency in research design, survey methods, qualitative and quantitative research, case study methods, identification and use of relevant indicators, data collection, management & analysis. Knowledge of statistics and ability to analyze and interpret data and present findings in written and oral form. In-depth knowledge of MS Excel, Power Point, Word, database and statistical analysis programs. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to think critically, and to interpret and distill information for non-specialist audiences. Master's degree in statistics, social sciences or related discipline, required. A minimum of 7 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of USAID or other donor funded programs in the areas of public health and/or education; prior experience in business development preferred. Annual travel up to 15%. Work Environment: Plan offers a collaborative and engaging work atmosphere with the opportunity to exchange ideas, opinions, and views with a diverse and passionate workforce. Plan seeks to fill this position as quickly as possible. TO APPLY: Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via our website: www.planusa.org/jobopps. The closing date is July 7, 2015.



Plan International USA is part of a global organization working with communities in over 50 countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Our mission promises a better future for children and their communities by equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to create their own solutions. If you believe that the promise of children far exceeds the poverty they are born into, then don't just hope for a better future, join our dedicated team to create a better future for all. The Business Development Manager (BDM) is a member of the Business Development Team and is responsible for prospecting, networking, and identifying new opportunities for funding from the U.S. Government and Multilateral Donors to maximize new business and revenue potential for the organization. The BDM will work with senior staff and team members to research opportunities across relevant technical areas and develop the plans to compete for selected bids, executing those plans, including oversight of pre-solicitation and pre-proposal activities. The BDM will participate in all aspects of the proposal process and will be assigned management and ownership for selected proposals through inception to submission. The BDM may also be expected to represent Plan at external events and with Country Office staff and may make presentations to peers, donors and potential donors. Principal Responsibilities: Identify and track relevant upcoming USAID funding opportunities - through advance intelligence gathering, partner relationships, and other available resources - and inform Country Offices (COs) and relevant Plan technical and other partners. Conduct prospecting visits to Plan's Country Offices to identify and prepare for upcoming funding opportunities. Gather and analyze intelligence to inform proposal strategy. Manage Action Plans for pre-solicitation proposal preparations and bid planning including: partnership building, bid strategy, development of win-themes, oversight of and contribution to technical design, drafting management and other sections of the proposal in advance of the solicitation. Manage the development of key USAID-funded proposals and ensure proper submission of quality, responsive bids. Oversee the development of teaming agreements. Provide oversight of technical design and cost proposal. Prepare PPRs, capacity statements and other relevant documents/ sections. Ensure proper internal review/ quality control processes. Draft other sections of the proposal where appropriate. Represent Plan International USA's business development interests at relevant meetings, events, and within resource mobilization or donor- specific peer networks, as it relates to USG funding streams. Contribute to the expansion of Plan International USA's consultant roster for key technical and bid preparation functions. Assist with the recruitment activities of key staff needed for the bid. Skills and Competencies: Experience with USAID solicitations is required; substantive relevant experience in proposal development for other multilateral or bilateral donors may be considered within the years of experience sought. Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines. Ability to effectively communicate with and coordinate activities of multiple partners, including field-based staff. Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting, research, negotiation, and verbal communications. Excellent interpersonal skills. Working knowledge of a second language: French, Spanish preferred. Ability to collaborate with others and work as part of a team. Willingness to travel, often on short notice, for specific assignments in country offices. Education and Experience: Master's degree in International Development or related field required. A minimum of five years' work experience in a business development setting or related field. Field experience a plus. Physical and Mental Demands: Business Development work is often very time sensitive and can be extremely stressful. The successful candidate must therefore be sufficiently resilient, and capable of maintaining a calm, professional focus under such conditions. In turn, Plan strives to create a flexible work environment that includes compensatory time for extensive travel and the privilege to work remotely, at times, in line with our policy. Work Environment: Plan offers a collaborative and engaging work atmosphere with the opportunity to exchange ideas, opinions, and views with a diverse and passionate workforce. International travel is required to any of the 50+ countries where Plan works, including to those countries with difficult or challenging working environments. Travel may be up to 30 percent of time. TO APPLY: Plan seeks to fill this position as quickly as possible. Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via our website: www.planusa.org. Questions can be directed to the HR Business Partner at Nduku.wickett@planusa.org.


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