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INFORMATION AND M&E MANAGER, STRENGTHENING INTEGRITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM I
INDONESIA

MSI is seeking an Information/M&E Manager who reports to the Chief of Party (COP) and provides periodic feedback on measureable achievements towards targets. In the event of project slippage regarding these targets, this Manager will offer early warning that will trigger rethinking and adjustment of the project plan. This is a full time position based in Jakarta. QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated knowledge of USAID M&E, communications, and reporting requirements with at least three years' experience managing M&E systems for USAID programs. University degree in communications, project management, business, or equivalent. Excellent oral and written English. Ability to strictly adhere to deadlines. Ability to travel throughout Indonesia. Good writing ability, especially success stories. Experience with governance programs; good understanding of Indonesia's governance situation a plus. 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

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COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH OFFICER
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

Internews is seeking a Communications and Outreach Officer who works closely with all project departments, coordinating both internal and external communications for the Internews South Sudan project. This position creates communications strategies and delivers tools and materials to maximize the external outreach for Internews' work. The ideal candidate will have experience with multimedia reporting, an excellent experience and track record in public relations, as well as an appreciation for Internews' mission. The work produced will be suitable for a range of audiences and uses. REQUIRES: Excellent written, verbal and overall communication skills in English. Demonstrated skills in photography, video production, and video editing (portfolio requested). Ability to write compelling and engaging stories for print, online, and social media, with journalistic accuracy and extraordinary attention to detail. (writing samples requested). Experience of Public Relations, and media/ advocacy strategy development and management. Experience living and working in Africa and/or conflict/ post-conflict environments. Ability to adjust to shifting political circumstances and create programming accordingly. Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics in the work place and experience supervising staff. Must be self-reliant, resourceful, good problem-solver, good humored, and flexible. Possess organizational skills and ability to prioritize work- load and meet deadlines. Minimum of 3-5 years of communications, outreach experience. Bachelor's degree required in relevant subject area. Experience with all relevant software, such as In-Design, Photoshop etc. Ability to work independently, efficiently and reliably, to a high standard and to deadline. Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff. TO APPLY: Please visit Internews' website to apply: https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH17/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=INTERNEWS&cws=1&rid =342 Or http://www.internews.org/jobs.

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GH SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR
WASHINGTON, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for a GH Senior Communications Advisor, Bureau of Global Health, United States Agency for International Development. BACKGROUND: The Bureau for Global Health (GH) is the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID's) (the "Agency") center of excellence and focal point in providing worldwide leadership and technical expertise in the areas of child and maternal health and nutrition, HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, population, family planning and related reproductive health, and health systems. As such, the Bureau aligns resources with identified public health and development needs, and influences the global health priorities of the U.S. private sector, U.S.-based foundations, other donor organizations, host country governments, and host country civil society organizations. It also serves as the primary source of technical expertise and intellectual capital to the Agency and other U.S. foreign affairs agencies. The Bureau is the Agency repository for state-of-the-art thinking in biomedical, social science, and operations research and works to produce technical advances and innovations that can be disseminated and replicated at USAID Missions throughout the world. This position is in the Office of the Assistant Administrator (AA/GH) who serves as the principal advisor to the Agency and the Administrator on broad technical and operational matters relating to the mandate of the Bureau. The AA/GH directs and supervises the Bureau, approving projects and programs and allocating resources among the Offices. The Office has ultimate responsibility for the quality of the Bureau's programs and the capacity of its workforce. It provides leadership on the design, implementation, review, coordination, and evaluation of global health initiatives, programs, and activities. It also ensures that the activities of the Bureau complement and support the broader goals of the Agency and are in compliance with legislation and Agency rules and regulations. The Senior Communications Advisor will serve as a key external relations liaison within USAID's Bureau for Global Health. Within USAID, the Senior Advisor will work closely with the Assistant Administrator's Office for the Bureau for Global Health, communications officers assigned to the technical offices in the Bureau for Global Health, and staff in the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs. The Senior Advisor will be responsible for maintaining positive relationships and high-touch communication with key allies in the global health community (NGOs, think-tanks, advocacy organizations, universities, etc.). These groups should be viewed as powerful force multipliers that have the ability to amplify the message that US foreign assistance in health is making a positive impact. This position requires a strong knowledge of, and working relationship within the global health community. The Advisor will regularly monitor activities and dialogue within the community to advise on opportunities for USAID leadership to shape the conversation. In his/her capacity, the incumbent will also serve as the principal advisor on public engagements and messaging for the Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA/GH). The Agency promotes a new business model to deliver its dual objectives of achieving significant health improvements and creating an effective, efficient and country-led platform for the sustainable delivery of essential health care and public health programs. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Strategy and Message Development: Clear, strategic, and messaging focus on GH's two priority goals - Ending Preventable Child & Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) and an AIDS-Free Generation. In line with priorities, develop messaging and talking points for engagements that shape the public voice for our GH front office principals based on a sound understanding of the audience and USAID GH priorities. Develop clear messaging and channels for different stakeholders - advocates, civil society, congress, technical audiences, private sector, implementing partners, etc. Execution: Work with Bureau communicators and technical offices to develop and package information based on an understanding of information the community needs and where we want them to focus. Develop and execute messaging for the Bureau for Global Health. Work with individuals within USAID and other U.S. government agencies to develop internal and external messages key priorities. Ensure consistency of message in all communications products. Ensure each channel and group of stakeholders is approached regularly, with the right messaging, and with appropriate clarity of deliverables. Identify, set up, staff external speaking/ engagement opportunities for USAID health leadership (Assistant Administrator, Deputy Assistant Administrator), and technical experts with development policy community; universities, schools of public health and Foreign Service; grass-roots groups and service organizations. Organize special events to reinforce USAID's technical and implementation leadership role in global health. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have: Degree (Master's preferred) in Marketing, Advertising or related-field. This candidate needs to have a strong strategic communications background - at least 10-15 years - either professional or academic or both with significant experience in the health sector, preferably global health. The incumbent should have some understanding of GH stakeholders and partners - both implementers and USG, etc. Also, incumbent should have press outreach and media relations experience. Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks and work well under the pressure of deadlines. Ability to research a diverse array of health related topics and distill the key messages in preparation for presentations. Ability to work cooperatively and strategically in a team environment with GH and Agency leadership, technical and administrative staff. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills. US Citizen able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance. This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award. TO APPLY: CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at https://careers-camris.icims.com. Application Deadline: Open until filled. CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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PROGRAM QUALITY AND LEARNING MANAGER
GOMA, DEM REP OF CONGO

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

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DEVELOPMENT OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT
SOUTH SUDAN

MSI is seeking a Development Outreach and Communications Support Officer who will provide a range of communications services in support of the Mission Program Office. Presently this is a short term position until year end 2014. Predominantly work will be based in Juba, but travel within South Sudan may be required. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in public relations, or related field is required. The successful candidate must be capable of crafting messages in various media formats (press releases, websites, stories, etc.) targeting a variety of audiences. Prior experience on international development programs, and in-depth knowledge of development issues required. Knowledge of USAID-funded communications is highly desirable. Proven track record of producing and disseminating information to a variety of target audiences under tight timeframes. Good written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills and understanding of print, TV and social media. Demonstrated coordination and organizational skills within multi-cultural work environment. Master's Degree in the field of public relations, communications or a related development area is preferred. Prior experience working in South Sudan highly desirable. Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and website development 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.

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EARLY GRADE READING COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION PROJECT
NEPAL

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

CHIEF OF PARTY
NEPAL

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

COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION ADVISOR
NEPAL

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

EDUCATION ADVISOR
NEPAL

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

MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST
NEPAL

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

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR
NEPAL

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

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PROJECT TO ADDRESS EXPLOITATIVE CHILD LABOR
ETHIOPIA

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

PROJECT DIRECTOR
ETHIOPIA

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

MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER
ETHIOPIA

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

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
ETHIOPIA

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

SOCIAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST
ETHIOPIA

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

VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND EDUCATION SPECIALIST
ETHIOPIA

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

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND LIVELIHOODS SPECIALIST
ETHIOPIA

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

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SENIOR SCIENCE WRITER & PRODUCER
BOGOR, INDONESIA

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

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DEVELOPMENT (FUNDRAISING) OFFICER
BEIJING, CHINA

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

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VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE EDUCATION SPECIALIST
MONROVIA, LIBERIA

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

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EDUCATION MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST
NEPAL

GERMAN WEBSITE OPERATION MANAGER
SHANGHAI

TEACHER
HUADU GUANGZHOU

TEACHER
PANYU DISTRICT, GUANGZHOU

JUDICIAL ADVISOR
LIBYA

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
WASHINGTON, DC

MONITORING AND EVALUATION COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
COORDINATOR
WASHINGTON, DC

SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
MEDFORD, MA

ORGANIZATION LEARNING ASSOCIATE
ARLINGTON, VA

BUSINESS / SYSTEMS ANALYST
WASHINGTON, DC

SENIOR BUSINESS ANALYST
WASHINGTON, DC

CHIEF OF TV AND RADIO SECTION, INFORMATION SERVICE
GENEVA

TEACHER
HUADU DISTRICT, GUANGZHOU

ENGLISH TEACHERS
WUXI, JIANGSU PROVINCE

OFFICE STAFF
FENGTAI DISTRICT, BEIJING

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, OUTREACH AND DIVERSITY
WASHINGTON, DC OR OAKLAND, CA

CHIEF OF PARTY FOR USAID-FUNDED SINDH COMMUNITY
MOBILIZATION PROGRAM
KARACHI, PAKISTAN

MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS MANAGER
PORTLAND, OR

SR. PROGRAM OFFICER, PROGRAM MANAGEMENT LEARNING
PORTLAND, OR

SR. MARKETING STRATEGIST
PORTLAND, OR

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT
PORTLAND, OR

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
WASHINGTON, DC

PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, ASIA REGION
WASHINGTON, DC

SENIOR RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
LOS ANGELES, CA OR WASHINGTON, DC

PUBLICATION / EDITORIAL ASSOCIATEWASHINGTON, DC

TECHNICAL WRITER
WASHINGTON, DC

ADVISOR, CONTENT DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLICATION SERVICES
WASHINGTON, DC

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
MANILA, PHILIPPINES

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-GENERAL / REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR
ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
BANGKOK, THAILAND

HEAD OF UNIT (NEWS AND MEDIA)
NAIROBI

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
PARIS

LEARNING SPECIALIST
WASHINGTON, DC

PROGRAM OFFICER, FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM
WASHINGTON, DC

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND TALENT ASSOCIATE
SILVER SPRING, MD

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST II
WASHINGTON, DC

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL ASSOCIATE III
WASHINGTON, DC

DIRECTOR, NEW BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL HEALTH DIVISION
BETHESDA, MD

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
BETHESDA, MD

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

INTERNATIONAL TRAINER
ASHGABAT, TM

BUSINESS ANALYST
WASHINGTON, DC





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