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International Education; Understanding;
Communication; & Exchange Positions


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INTERNATIONAL TRAINER AND PROJECT MANAGER WITH FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTING
BERLIN AND ASIA

Our client has been supporting international companies in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for 10 years. The projects of our client represent an alternative to traditional, often inefficient and postcolonial, approaches addressing power relations along global supply chains. They are aimed at strengthening local stakeholders in production countries and initiating continuous improvement that benefits all. Your role: You will develop training and provide consultancy for the improvement of living and social standards in emerging countries. During regular stays abroad (particularly in Bangladesh) you will perform trainings and conduct coaching at production sites. You will continue to provide ongoing support from the office in Berlin. Through direct contact with decision-makers, you consult multinational corporations, in areas related to sustainable procurement management and corporate responsibility. REQUIRES: You want to create sustainable improvement of living and working conditions in emerging countries, and are ready to dedicate all your passion and creative power to this goal. You are ready to even go against the tide. Extremely poor living standards and the associated physical and emotional stresses (e.g. heat, noise, dirt, narrow, lack of resources, poverty and violence) do not discourage you but, rather, pique your motivation to affect significant change. You perceive yourself as a changemaker; and are able to incorporate cultural, social, religious, ethnic and gender aspects constructively into your work. You have an academic degree or professional training, and a minimum of five years of relevant experience (e.g. at a company, international aid organization, consultancy, labour union or NGO). Qualification and experience as a trainer, mediator or coach is a plus. Contact with challenging clients and audiences (whether manager, worker or stakeholder) is not new to you. You competently drive conflict-ridden and complex processes, even in front of large groups. Methodological know-how in the areas of project management and business development, as well as excellent English and basic German language skills, complete your profile. You have an authentic and inspiring personality; are assertive, self-reliant, and goal-oriented; and have strong improvisational skills. Our offer: You will have the opportunity to channel your dedication and energy into an exciting and ambitious task, with high levels of responsibility and free space for realizing your own ideas. A flat hierarchy as well as an inspirational, creative team await you. We offer a long-term career perspective, an attractive office location in Berlin-Kreuzberg with regular trips to Asia, Africa or South America (max. 40% of working time). We look forward to receiving your detailed application, including letters of reference, desired start date and salary expectations: bewerbung@roedel-beratung.de. For initial enquiries please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Rödel: +49 (30) 20068397 or +49 (176) 66814628. This advertisement is likewise addressed to citizens from third countries (Non-EU or Swiss). If necessary, the client will support the selected candidate with his/her application for a work permit.

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PROGRAM ASSOCIATE (TEMPORARY) YOUTH DEVELOPMENT TEAM
WASHINGTON, DC

World Learning is seeking a Program Associate who plays a vital role in the implementation of the Jóvenes en Acción (Mexico), and Japan and South Korea youth programs. Jóvenes en Acción is a four-week summer exchange program in the United States focused on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development for 100+ Mexican high school students. Japan and South Korea brings together 8 female high school participants and two adult mentors from each country (20 total) for a three and a half-week leadership and cultural exchange in the U.S. focused on leadership, civic engagement, entrepreneurship and environmental awareness. Both programs seek to promote mutual understanding between the United States and the involved countries. The position entails involvement in program and logistical planning, administrative support, and managing students and one intern for both exchanges. For more program information, please visit: http://www.worldlearning.org/what-we- do/projects/Youth-Leadership-Program-with-Japan-and-South-Korea/; http://www.worldlearning.org/what-we-do/projects/Jvenes-En-Accin/ and http://wljovenesenaccion.tumblr.com/. REQUIRES: BA in the international arena and 2+ years relevant experience or Master's Degree and 1+ year relevant experience; Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; Superior interpersonal, communication, cross- cultural, organizational, and time-management skills with excellent attention to detail; Experience with youth programming (secondary level preferred); Proven written and oral communication skills, including public speaking experience; Ability to take initiative, be creative, flexible, and work independently and with a team; Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, coordinate activities in multiple locations, and to prioritize competing tasks; Able to work long hours during DC workshops, as needed; Adept at social media and online networking tools. Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of and experience with proposal development and reporting; Familiarity with Mexican, Japanese and/or South Korean cultures; Spanish language proficiency. Closing date is 11:59pm EST May 3, 2015. No phone calls please. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. TO APPLY: Please visit our website www.worldlearning.org and click on the employment tab to submit your application. If you do not see the job you are interested in, please "search all." Please note, a resume and cover letter are required when applying to this position.

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PROJECT DIRECTOR
WASHINGTON, DC

World Learning seeks a Project Director for the English Access Microscholarship Program, a Department of State-funded cooperative agreement based in Washington, D.C. Duration: 4 years. The Project Director will be responsible for the overall operational and academic/ technical management of the project, serving as a direct liaison with ECA and local Embassies. Key Responsibilities: Oversee all aspects of the program; supervise the planning, development of processes, schedules, and overall program events and operations liaison with donor and other partners. Provide high quality technical and strategic leadership, managerial oversight and administration of the project. Ensure that a cohesive program approach is applied through diverse elements of programming. Oversee the issuance and monitoring of sub-awards to a diverse range of potential in-country service providers. Manage the development of the relevant and responsive online platforms to facilitate alumni networks and information sharing. Develop annual project work plans for submission to DOS. Oversee quarterly program and financial reporting to donor and partners. Oversee the management of project budget and monitor funding commitments of grants, reporting as required to the donor. Oversee program communications, outreach and marketing. Participate in meetings, events and partnership activities (WL, DOS, private partners, or grantees) and collaborate with partners, donors and stakeholders representatives to build and maintain productive relationships. Supervise direct reports with particular focus on achievement of key project results and deliverables. REQUIRES: Master's Degree in education management, business or public administration, organizational development, international development, or equivalent experience in these areas. Significant experience building partnerships with various stakeholders, including State Department and other government officials in the US and other countries, foundations, private sector, and academia. Experience with education programming and with a strong knowledge of TESOL. Minimum of 10 years related work experience, with at least five years' experience working with ECA-funded programs. Experience building, mentoring, and effectively supervising a diverse team of employees. Experience managing grant-giving programs and working with international donors (both USG and non-USG) in the area of exchange and/or education. Strong interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving and ethical management, excellent oral and written communication skills. Working knowledge of DOS compliance-related rules and regulations. Experience with budget preparation and management. Experience managing and reporting on program monitoring and evaluation. Experience managing staff and complex multi-level programs. Experience managing and implementing programs with a strong technology component, particularly online tools for exchange or education. Desired Qualifications: Second language proficiency, French and/or Arabic preferred. Overseas experience in developing countries, long-term preferred. Recruitment contingent upon successful award of the project. TO APPLY: Please visit our website www.worldlearning.org and click on the employment tab to submit your application. If you do not see the job you are interested in, please "search all." Please note, a resume and cover letter explaining why you are best qualified for this position, and three references with contact information are required when applying to this position. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates must apply as early as possible. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone enquiries please. Thank you.

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BBA PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT STTA CONSULTANT FOR KABUL UNIVERSITY
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

FHI 360 is seeking a consultant who is required to work closely with Kabul University's (KU) Faculty of Economics and the Steering Committee for Business & Administration programs, in order to implement the following tasks, with the overall goal the development of the Bachelor Degree curriculum: Review the BBA Policy Document developed by the Steering Committee and recommend changes that will strengthen the document. Review proposed program of studies and recommend changes as needed. Assist the Steering Committee in the creation of an advisory board from both public and private sectors that will provide advice on the development of the curriculum. Provide guidance on course content for each course of study, based on the MoHE Graduate Studies Regulation. Determine faculty development needs for the revised curriculum. Recommend one or two faculty members who could be eligible for scholarships to study abroad toward a master or doctoral degree. The consultant should possess the following QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate Degree in Business Administration or a related field (Ph. D preferred, Master or equivalent mandatory). Five years teaching experience in the field of Business Administration or Public Administration. Experience in business curriculum and program development. Submission Requirements: Consultant should provide a current resume/cv and FHI 360 biographical data form: 1. An updated Resume/CV, 2. A completed FHI 360 Biographical Data Form, 3. List of at least 3 references, with contact email and phone numbers, who can independently verify past work, 4. Proposed daily rate in USD for completion of the work defined above. Competitively ranked applications may be tested and interviewed, so applicants must address the required qualifications in their applications. Questions about this solicitation should be sent no later than May 1, 2015 to: USWDPUniversityPartnerships@fhi360.org

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GLOBAL DIRECTOR CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT
WASHINGTON, DC

Pact is seeking a Global Director Capacity Development in Washington, DC. At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Department Overview: Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. Program Advancement, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Working across Pact to ensure that Quality and Impact are central to everything that we do. Playing a key role in new business acquisition from pre-positioning to submission. Articulating Pact's expertise externally. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Vice President, Program Advancement, the Global Director Capacity Development is responsible for driving Pact's work in capacity development and ensuring that Pact remains at the cutting edge of thought leadership. Additionally the successful candidate will play a central role in growing the portfolio, focusing on quality and impact and ensuring that Pact's work is articulated externally. Key Responsibilities: Driving thought leadership of capacity development research and practice internally and externally. Manage a globally networked team of capacity development professionals to provide targeted and strategic technical assistance, facilitate networked learning among practitioners, and support adoption of high-quality and innovative practices in capacity development. Act as a conduit for ideas between Pact and external audiences, publishing and promoting Pact's work in different thematic areas and country contexts as appropriate. Lead the organization- wide implementation of standards/ values in capacity building. Support an integrated approach to capacity development that is infused throughout Pact's engagement with partner organizations. Ensure internal connectivity and networking for sharing and learning among Pact's capacity development practitioners. Support the capacity development of Pact's staff worldwide through the provision of training and professional development materials. Lead the development of cutting-edge materials around flagship approaches and tools for high-quality capacity development. Coordinate with Results and Measurement Team to implement a global learning agenda in support of learning and evaluation around the results of capacity development activities. Work closely with Opportunity Development to ensure high quality technical support throughout the project design and proposal development process, increasing Pact's success in acquiring additional and new sources of funding. Coordinate with Program Delivery Teams to provide technical assistance to implementation of priority capacity development initiatives. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Significant and demonstrated ability in driving and facilitating technical operations in multiple countries. Bachelor's Degree with 15 years of relevant experience. Experience in managing a global team. Demonstrated technical ability and experience in capacity development/ organizational development. Experience and willingness to play a key role in new business acquisition. Strong experience with a variety of statutory, foundations and corporate donors. Ability to work across a matrixed organization, often achieving results without decision making authority. Experience living and working outside of home country. Ability to travel 30% of time. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in pertinent area with 12 years of experience. Language skills in addition to English. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0036. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
WASHINGTON, DC

Plan International USA is seeking a Business Development Manager in Washington, DC. 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. QUALIFICATIONS: 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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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL WRITER
WASHINGTON, DC

Plan International USA is seeking a Business Development Proposal Writer in Washington, DC. 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 Proposal Writer is a critical member of the Business Development Team and is responsible for ensuring the submission of comprehensive, highly competitive bids to USG and multilateral donors. The Proposal Writer serves as the lead writer of proposals, and is responsible for coordinating and editing all sections of the proposal that are prepared by other staff and/or consultants. Proposals will typically be written with emphasis on a technical area, such as, but not limited to education, health, child protection, water and sanitation, and youth and economic empowerment. This full-time, benefitted position reports to the Senior Director for Business Development and is based in Washington, DC. Proposal Design/ Development (75%): Lead the writing of responsive and high-quality proposal sections (technical approach, activities, work/ implementation plan, management plan, monitoring and evaluation plan, and results frameworks) in accordance with bid-specific action plans. Collect, integrate and assure the quality of any contributions from Plan technical specialists and/or consultants. Review, revise, and copy-edit technical proposal sections provided by Plan technical staff, consultants and partners, and integrate into the overall technical application. Review, revise, edit, and improve the quality and responsiveness of proposal documents and materials produced by country offices and technical units. Participate in technical reviews and incorporate all feedback and revisions in a timely manner. Review and integrate all background materials (including country development strategy or program strategy documents, previous proposals and reports, Requests for Applications (RFAs), Request for Proposals (RFPs), Annual Program Statements (APSs), and other solicitation documents) to ensure that the technical application is compliant with all technical and formatting requirements. Interview and gather input from country offices, technical units, subject matter specialists, and other resource persons. Lead or support the preparation and delivery of proposal design workshops. Review and edit small bid submissions and concept notes. New Business Development (25%): Assist with the identification of new business opportunities. Develop capacity statements, management approaches, and other models for upcoming proposals. Design and implement capacity building plans and materials for Plan staff at all levels [Country Office (CO), National Office (NO), International headquarters (IH)] to enhance Plan's ability to develop technical content. Support the preparation and delivery of pre-bid design workshops. Research and follow developments in donor strategies and policies; provide briefs to BDU and COs as necessary. QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting, research, negotiation, and verbal communications. At least 5 years progressive experience developing and writing successful proposals for USG donors, and especially USAID. Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to collaborate with others and work as part of a team. Willingness to travel, often on short notice, for specific writing assignments in country offices. Education and Experience: Master's degree in International Development, Communications, or a related field preferred. Three to five years of work experience in international development or relevant field preferred. Physical and Mental Demands: Proposal writing for competitive bids can be extremely stressful and is always deadline driven. 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 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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VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMS
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Equal Access International has posted an opening for a Vice President, Programs in San Francisco. Equal Access International, an international NGO headquartered in San Francisco, CA, creates positive social change and empowers millions of underserved people across the developing world. With award winning expertise in communications for social change, Equal Access combines the power of media with direct community mobilization to address critical challenges such as women's and girls' empowerment, youth life-skills and livelihoods, education, global health, civic participation and peace- building, and economic development. With large scale country programs in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Chad, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan and Yemen, more than 175 worldwide staff and twelve years' experience implementing innovative social change projects across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Equal Access is actively expanding its global impact and seeks a highly motivated San Francisco based VP, Programs to lead Program efforts in response to an ever-increasing demand for the organization's services. Joining at a time of vibrant growth and opportunity, the VP, Programs has overall strategic and operational responsibility for all program areas. Reporting to the President and CEO, the VP, Programs serves as a visible and core member of the Senior Management Team and contributes strongly to strategic and growth planning for the organization. The VP, Programs is responsible for shaping programmatic strategies, ensuring technical implementation excellence and overseeing a dynamic and growing Program Department. Equal Access' culture is hard-working, innovative and collegial. This position offers an extraordinary opportunity to join a high performance team and dedicated Board in scaling a $10.5 million and growing organization already reaching hundreds of millions of beneficiaries and demonstrating positive impact across the developing world. Equal Access seeks a highly motivated team player with at least ten years' experience in international development and leadership/ management positions; and a proven track record in leading performance- based and outcome-based programs and staff. S/he will have at least 5 years' experience designing and implementing projects in the developing world. S/he will have exceptional leadership abilities and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated expertise in behavior change, or communications for social change, or media development, monitoring and evaluation, and budgetary planning and management is required. TO APPLY: or download the appointment details, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference number 1967. The closing date for applications (CV & cover letter) is 12:00 p.m. CST on Monday, May 4th, 2015.

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SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER /TECHNICAL ADVISOR IN EDUCATION
WASHINGTON, DC

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 and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects, economic empowerment, child protection initiatives and youth civic engagement. 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. Plan International is seeking a Senior Program Manager /Technical Advisor in Education in Washington, DC. The Senior Program Manager's role is to provide technical, project and financial management expertise to Plan International USA (USNO) education programs while making significant contributions to new business development, project design, and proposal development related to education. The specific focus is to support education work that includes community engagement in education, literacy, teaching, early childhood care and development, and gender and inclusion in education in developing country environments. The Senior Program Manager is expected to bring knowledge of global best practices, incorporate innovative approaches to education, and build synergies with protection, resilience, and capacity development initiatives. S/he will play a lead role in managing USNO's multi-country education program, implementing field-based education programs in collaboration with Plan International country offices, and contributing to fundraising efforts within the organization. The Senior Program Manager will participate in research projects, prepare and/or review program documents, write technical briefs, engage globally with Plan International technical staff, and represent Plan before the development community at meetings and events. Main Responsibilities: Management and Technical: Serve as project manager on field-based education projects to include donor relations, start-up, implementation, reporting, budget and cost share tracking, monitoring and evaluation, and documentation. Serve as lead technical advisor on community education, literacy, early childhood care and development, psycho-social support, safe schools, girls education, and gender and inclusion. Work closely with USNO Grants and Compliance team to oversee adherence to donor rules and regulations. Work closely with USNO Grants and Compliance and Finance teams to ensure timely and accurate financial management and financial reporting to donors. Work with technical and evaluation staff, internally and outside Plan, to design and conduct quality project evaluations and ensure timeliness and compliance with donor requirements. Support field staff in writing/ reviewing monthly, quarterly and/or annual workplans and donor reports for quality. Recruit, supervise and provide technical oversight to international consultants. Support the development of research projects; assist with documenting lessons learned. Conduct quarterly internal reviews of all education projects with USNO and field staff. Participate in USNO strategic and business planning and reviews. Contribute to bi- annual USNO budget process. Inform and educate USNO staff on development issues in basic education. New Business and Proposal Development: Serve as internal resource on new project design and approaches related to education. Identify potential new business and fundraising opportunities; meet routinely with USG implementing partners to establish new and sustain existing partnerships. Serve as technical lead on education- related USG proposals - working closely with Plan country office and partners to design approach, coordinate partner contributions, and serve as lead proposal writer. Provide technical input into other USG, corporate and foundation proposals. Provide support to individual fundraising as needed. Representation and Dissemination: Represent Plan International within US development community through participation in key coalitions and technical working groups, speaking and presenting at technical fora and conferences, and facilitating the attendance/ participation of field staff in same. Represent USNO at Plan International technical and regional meetings as requested. Represent Plan International on global networks, as requested. Ensure coordination and information sharing across USNO and Plan International technical teams. QUALIFICATIONS: A demonstrated commitment to children and their welfare. Minimum 15 years of experience managing USAID education-related grants and programs in the field or US. (Cooperative agreements required, contracts preferred.). Minimum 15 years of experience providing technical assistance to USAID-supported projects on community engagement in education, literacy, teaching, early childhood care and development, girls' education, gender and inclusion, or other areas focused on increasing the quality of education in a developing country environment. Strong networks in the US development community, both in the US and the field. Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills to facilitate working with teams in USNO and globally across Plan International. Skills in building consensus and integrative work teams. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write technical text, briefs and proposals and use quantitative data and graphical information effectively. Ability to set priorities and work with deadlines. Ability to travel internationally and be exposed to realities of life in rural areas of developing countries. Education and Experience: Minimum of Master's Degree in International Education, International Development or related discipline. Minimum 15 years professional experience in development organizations focused on education programs, with demonstrated evidence of increased management responsibilities. Fluency in English required; French, Spanish or Portuguese language skills preferred. TO APPLY: please send a cover letter and resume via our website www.planusa.org/jobopps . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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GLOBAL DIRECTOR CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT
WASHINGTON D.C.

Pact is seeking a Global Director Capacity Development in Washington, DC. At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Department Overview: Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. Program Advancement, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Working across Pact to ensure that Quality and Impact are central to everything that we do. Playing a key role in new business acquisition from pre-positioning to submission. Articulating Pact's expertise externally. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Vice President, Program Advancement, the Global Director Capacity Development is responsible for driving Pact's work in capacity development and ensuring that Pact remains at the cutting edge of thought leadership. Additionally the successful candidate will play a central role in growing the portfolio, focusing on quality and impact and ensuring that Pact's work is articulated externally. Key Responsibilities: Driving thought leadership of capacity development research and practice internally and externally. Manage a globally networked team of capacity development professionals to provide targeted and strategic technical assistance, facilitate networked learning among practitioners, and support adoption of high-quality and innovative practices in capacity development. Act as a conduit for ideas between Pact and external audiences, publishing and promoting Pact's work in different thematic areas and country contexts as appropriate. Lead the organization- wide implementation of standards/ values in capacity building. Support an integrated approach to capacity development that is infused throughout Pact's engagement with partner organizations. Ensure internal connectivity and networking for sharing and learning among Pact's capacity development practitioners. Support the capacity development of Pact's staff worldwide through the provision of training and professional development materials. Lead the development of cutting-edge materials around flagship approaches and tools for high-quality capacity development. Coordinate with Results and Measurement Team to implement a global learning agenda in support of learning and evaluation around the results of capacity development activities. Work closely with Opportunity Development to ensure high quality technical support throughout the project design and proposal development process, increasing Pact's success in acquiring additional and new sources of funding. Coordinate with Program Delivery Teams to provide technical assistance to implementation of priority capacity development initiatives. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Significant and demonstrated ability in driving and facilitating technical operations in multiple countries. Bachelor's Degree with 15 years of relevant experience. Experience in managing a global team. Demonstrated technical ability and experience in capacity development/ organizational development. Experience and willingness to play a key role in new business acquisition. Strong experience with a variety of statutory, foundations and corporate donors. Ability to work across a matrixed organization, often achieving results without decision making authority. Experience living and working outside of home country. Ability to travel 30% of time. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in pertinent area with 12 years of experience. Language skills in addition to English. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0036. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING DIRECTOR
MONROVIA, LIBERIA

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Department Overview: Pact seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director for the anticipated, USAID- funded five-year Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI), which will strengthen multi-stakeholder partnerships to advocate for and monitor policy and accountability reforms. The program contributes to the overall goal of USAID/Liberia's civil society and media interventions by increasing the influence of citizens and media in the governance of public goods and services. Position Purpose: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director will provide performance monitoring and evaluation of LAVI to include developing appropriate indicators, implementing systems to safeguard the collection and management of program data, and recommending changes to performance monitoring and work plans. The ME&L Director will also provide technical assistance and training to LAVI staff and liaise with USAID/Liberia in ME&L design, modification and reporting. Key Responsibilities: Specific Duties: Assist partners to develop strong M&E systems that will allow accountability for programming to Pact and to the donor; Providing training and mentoring support to partners and staff to ensure the implementation of strong M&E systems; Assist with development of the Performance Management Plan for the project, including decision on and definition of key indicators, targets and systems for measurements; Assist the OVC Manager and COP to design the overall measurement system for the project to include outcome measures at the end of the project; Collect, aggregate, analyze and visual data for the project for reporting to Pact and to the donor. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director will have: Prior experience in the monitoring and evaluation of policy reform or in capacity development, with demonstrated capabilities in methodologies appropriate to complex change processes and capacity development. Demonstrated capabilities in knowledge management and organizational learning. Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams. An advanced degree, Master's or higher in any the following or related fields: social science, management, international development, or monitoring and evaluation. A minimum of 10 years professional experience, with a minimum of 5 years' experience in a Sub-Saharan Africa. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0020. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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ADVISOR, HIV PREVENTION
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA

Pact is seeking an Advisor, HIV Prevention in Lusaka. At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42- year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Position Purpose: The Advisor, HIV Prevention will directly support the COP in the design, roll-out and day-to-day management and implementation of community-based prevention interventions and related community strengthening activities. Key Responsibilities: Provide leadership in developing strategies and interventions to improve the quality and responsiveness of HIV prevention programming and service delivery. Advise on focused prevention with key affected populations (including girls age 15-24 years, men who have sex with men, sex workers, and people living with HIV) and social and structural change approaches to HIV prevention in Zambia (addressing gender roles and cultural norms, behavior change with multiple concurrent partners, and rights-based programming). Facilitate technical capacity assessments in efficacious, evidence-based HIV prevention among CSO partners and GRZ in order to identify gaps, technical capacity limitations, and priority technical assistance needs. Oversee the development, implementation, and monitoring of HIV prevention quality improvement activities. Develop and facilitate problem solving and action planning among CSO and GRZ stakeholders to address critical challenges and barriers to improving HIV prevention programming and service delivery. Basic REQUIREMENTS: A Master's degree in Public Health, Social and/or Behavioral Sciences or a related field, with specific emphasis on community-level health promotion and/or education. Minimum seven years of experience in the ESA region designing and implementing large-scale community-level HIV prevention programs involving multiple stakeholders. Four of those years should be in a technical leadership/ management role for a project of similar size and complexity, including experience with direct supervision of professional staff. Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based and promising behavioral and structural HIV prevention interventions, best practices in community health interventions and linkage to services, and approaches to addressing gender issues relating to HIV prevention. Prior experience in building community competency and capacity for improving health and use of participatory methodologies for planning and implementing local-level activities. Excellent interpersonal, training, facilitation, team building and problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships and to work collaboratively with host country government counterparts and civil society organizations. Excellent written and oral communication skills. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0039. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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GLOBAL DIRECTOR CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C.

Pact is seeking a Global Director Capacity Development in Washington, DC. At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Department Overview: Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. Program Advancement, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Working across Pact to ensure that Quality and Impact are central to everything that we do. Playing a key role in new business acquisition from pre-positioning to submission. Articulating Pact's expertise externally. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Vice President, Program Advancement, the Global Director Capacity Development is responsible for driving Pact's work in capacity development and ensuring that Pact remains at the cutting edge of thought leadership. Additionally the successful candidate will play a central role in growing the portfolio, focusing on quality and impact and ensuring that Pact's work is articulated externally. Key Responsibilities: Driving thought leadership of capacity development research and practice internally and externally. Manage a globally networked team of capacity development professionals to provide targeted and strategic technical assistance, facilitate networked learning among practitioners, and support adoption of high-quality and innovative practices in capacity development. Act as a conduit for ideas between Pact and external audiences, publishing and promoting Pact's work in different thematic areas and country contexts as appropriate. Lead the organization- wide implementation of standards/ values in capacity building. Support an integrated approach to capacity development that is infused throughout Pact's engagement with partner organizations. Ensure internal connectivity and networking for sharing and learning among Pact's capacity development practitioners. Support the capacity development of Pact's staff worldwide through the provision of training and professional development materials. Lead the development of cutting-edge materials around flagship approaches and tools for high-quality capacity development. Coordinate with Results and Measurement Team to implement a global learning agenda in support of learning and evaluation around the results of capacity development activities. Work closely with Opportunity Development to ensure high quality technical support throughout the project design and proposal development process, increasing Pact's success in acquiring additional and new sources of funding. Coordinate with Program Delivery Teams to provide technical assistance to implementation of priority capacity development initiatives. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Significant and demonstrated ability in driving and facilitating technical operations in multiple countries. Bachelor's Degree with 15 years of relevant experience. Experience in managing a global team. Demonstrated technical ability and experience in capacity development/ organizational development. Experience and willingness to play a key role in new business acquisition. Strong experience with a variety of statutory, foundations and corporate donors. Ability to work across a matrixed organization, often achieving results without decision making authority. Experience living and working outside of home country. Ability to travel 30% of time. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in pertinent area with 12 years of experience. Language skills in addition to English. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0036. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING DIRECTOR
MONROVIA, LIBERIA

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Department Overview: Pact seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director for the anticipated, USAID- funded five-year Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI), which will strengthen multi-stakeholder partnerships to advocate for and monitor policy and accountability reforms. The program contributes to the overall goal of USAID/Liberia's civil society and media interventions by increasing the influence of citizens and media in the governance of public goods and services. Position Purpose: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director will provide performance monitoring and evaluation of LAVI to include developing appropriate indicators, implementing systems to safeguard the collection and management of program data, and recommending changes to performance monitoring and work plans. The ME&L Director will also provide technical assistance and training to LAVI staff and liaise with USAID/Liberia in ME&L design, modification and reporting. Key Responsibilities: Specific Duties: Assist partners to develop strong M&E systems that will allow accountability for programming to Pact and to the donor; Providing training and mentoring support to partners and staff to ensure the implementation of strong M&E systems; Assist with development of the Performance Management Plan for the project, including decision on and definition of key indicators, targets and systems for measurements; Assist the OVC Manager and COP to design the overall measurement system for the project to include outcome measures at the end of the project; Collect, aggregate, analyze and visual data for the project for reporting to Pact and to the donor. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director will have: Prior experience in the monitoring and evaluation of policy reform or in capacity development, with demonstrated capabilities in methodologies appropriate to complex change processes and capacity development. Demonstrated capabilities in knowledge management and organizational learning. Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams. An advanced degree, Master's or higher in any the following or related fields: social science, management, international development, or monitoring and evaluation. A minimum of 10 years professional experience, with a minimum of 5 years' experience in a Sub-Saharan Africa. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0020. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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PROGRAM MANAGER II - MEAL (MONITORING, EVALUATION, ACCOUNTABILITY AND LEARNING)
BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)

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: CRS has been working in CAR since 2007, with the main office in the capital Bangui and current field offices for a USAID-funded program in the provinces of Mbomou and Haut-Mbomou located in the cities of Obo, Zemio, and Rafai in the southeast of the country. CRS program portfolio includes: community-based early warning systems, food security, agriculture recovery, and peacebuilding, social cohesion and reconciliation. CRS is now expanding programming to respond to the emergency and early recovery needs of the people of CAR, who have been, and continue to be, severely impacted by the events in the aftermath of the coup of March 2013. With private funding, CRS is providing food assistance in southwestern CAR in partnership with Caritas Mbaiki, and is providing support to Caritas CAR, Caritas Bossangoa, Caritas Bouar and Caritas Bozoum for emergency response and management of multiple IDP camps and urban responses with populations ranging from hundreds of displaced to tens of thousands. Anticipated donor funding will expand similar program activities in these areas as well. Building on current experience, and in response to increasing intra-community violence (between Muslims and Christians, agriculturalists and pastoralists, and IDPs and residents), the country program is also prioritizing mainstreaming social cohesion and conflict mitigation programming throughout all sectors. CRS seeks a qualified candidate for PM II - MEAL and Communications Manager who will work under the Head of Programming (HoP) for all programming, except the USAID-funded SECC program that has a dedicated M&E Manager and Information Officer. Length of Assignment: Two to three years. The aim and primary responsibility of this position is to lead the technical and strategic Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) activities for the country program and communicate evidenced-based results internally to inform management and program decisions, and externally to donors and program participants for accountability. Primary Responsibilities: Support to strengthen the capacity of project and partner staff on MEAL in line with CRS global and donor standards; generate quality strategic monitoring and evaluation information in a timely manner to influence programming and decision making; promote program accountability, learning and sharing among staff, partners and stakeholders; assist the country program in the areas of advocacy, fund-raising and donor-relations through the development of creative and timely communications to targeted audiences; advance country program strategic objectives by supporting service delivery to communities through effective and innovative communications; ensures compliance with donor branding and marking plans. Specific Responsibilities: Design, develop and implement the MEAL system: Coordinate the design and development of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning (MEAL) system utilizing the standard CRS SMILER tool as well as other M&E guidance and tools. Ensure the establishment and improvement of the MEAL system according to CRS MEAL policies and procedures. Ensure the collection and analysis of accurate data (quantitatives and qualitatives), including data relative to the use of financial resources, to be used in decision-making for improved program performance. Ensure the reliable and accurate count of different categories of project participants based on the definitions and procedures of the Agency. Design, plan and conduct the baseline survey, analyze and publish results. Conduct performance evaluations in terms of relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of the program. Identify the need for further studies and operational research based on the results of program performance evaluations, and conduct additional studies and operational research, as necessary. Actively participate in the design, implementation and analysis of final evaluation surveys in collaboration with external consultants. Ensure the visualization of the results and impact of programs with graphics, photos, videos and maps. Participation and Responsibility report: Ensure active participation of beneficiaries and other stakeholders in the MEAL process. Provide analysis and take into account the information needs of communities, project participants and other stakeholders in the MEAL system. Ensure transparent and effective targeting of project participants based on clear criteria and participatory methods. Design and develop an effective mechanism for collecting and responding to feedback from the communities and project participants. Facilitate the conduct of participatory community assessments, using the Appreciative Inquiry approach and the conceptual framework of Integral Human Development (IHD). Support communities in the design and implementation of their own system of monitoring and evaluation. Learning and knowledge management: Organize meetings/ workshops for critical thinking and learning to guide decision- making and action. Ensure the identification, documentation, sharing and adoption of best practices and lessons learned. Institutional Strengthening: Assist M&E Officers to implement MEAL plans and to facilitate evidence-based program decisions. Provide technical assistance (TA), when needed, and/or identify technical resources to assist in institutional strengthening activities. Identify partners' TA requirements through field visits and other means. Oversee the identification and, where appropriate, the management/ coordination of consultant(s), hired to provide TA to the country program. Organize and undertake MEAL capacity building activities such as trainings, workshops and other visits for learning. Linkages/ networking: Coordinate synergies between MEAL and other technical sectors of the program. Establish appropriate linkages especially with program partners. Represent the program in various forums and foster partnership with other stakeholders, particularly those supported by the USAID Mission. Communications: Develop an annual communication plan for CRS/CAR, outlining key messages that the country program wants to communicate to communities, donors, partners, peer NGOs, the government, CRS Headquarters, other CRS country programs and regions, private donors in the U.S. and U.S. Catholics more broadly. Document and package success stories to share with donors, CRS HQ and other audiences, as required. Create pro-active mechanisms (i.e., a bi-monthly donor newsletter) for reaching out to existing and potential donors with information about the country program. Create briefing materials. Manage production and editing of newsletters, reports and publications, as needed. Coordinate translation of documents in vernacular languages for various communities. Provide updated information for the CRS/CAR webpage on the agency website, as needed. Ensure CRS/CAR's adherence to donor branding and marking requests and guidelines. Programming and Management: Collaborate with all PQ units to document initiatives and successes. Provide technical support to communications initiatives being planned and undertaken by CRS/CAR's programming areas, such as the development of IEC material for communities. Provide technical support to the review of donor reports and publications, as needed. Advance the use of Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) within CRS programs. Manage, as needed, communications-related consultants, such as photographers. Work closely with other CRS/CAR program managers to ensure that communications, including branding, is included (and well-justified) in project proposals, and that any necessary budget provisions are made. Mentoring and Supervision: Work with program staff to develop and implement progressive but realistic staff development plans and annual performance plans using the CRS Performance Management System that are in line with country and agency strategic priorities. Provide necessary and timely feedback to all staff being directly managed; ensure program managers follow the same process for performance management of their direct reports. Champion effective and regular coaching of staff. Create a supervisory environment focused on achievement of results and embodiment of CRS values-based behaviors, in which constructive feedback is welcomed and appropriately provided and a team environment prevails. Build the capacity of programing staff in key project management principles, tools and approaches and ensure that these new skills are utilized on the job. Ensure the development of high-performing national program staff to assume greater levels of responsibility. Establish an annual internal training calendar for program staff; ensure that external training opportunities are fairly assigned to program staff and that training opportunities are maximized for the benefit of the programming team. Communicate and liaise effectively with field offices as needed to ensure effective program implementation. Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to 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. Emergency Competencies: These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff working in emergencies to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results. Communicates strategically under pressure; Manages stress and complexity; Actively promotes safety and security; Manages and implements high-quality emergency programs. Supervisory Responsibilities: MEAL Officers in programs. Key Working Relationships: Internal: Head of Programming, Program Managers. External: Program Managers and M&E team, SARO and Headquarters; other official structures as appropriate. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in development, statistics or related studies. At least 3 years of professional experience leading MEAL systems. Demonstrated skills in all areas of MEAL and knowledge management related to development programs. Experience in working with USG-funded programs. Ability and proven experience transferring knowledge through formal and informal training. Experience in evidence- based M&E. Experience managing staff, budgets and planning processes. Excellent writing, editing and publication skills, including photography and videography. Excellent presentation and communication skills. Previous experience working in Africa preferred. Team-oriented and strong interpersonal skills. Strong group process design and facilitation skills. Flexibility and ability to motivate. MEAL Technical skills: Be able to design and develop efficient tools for collecting monitoring data based on program results framework. Be able to design and develop effective questionnaires for quantitative surveys and interview guides for qualitative studies. Be able to design and develop tools for storing and processing data from routine and survey data: Create and manage databases using Excel, Access Manager Base or other similar data management means. Create and effectively structure survey data files. Possess knowledge of advanced techniques for random sampling, including the estimation of sample size, the calculation of weights, the calculation of the estimation errors, and confidence intervals. Have advanced descriptive statistics and statistical inference knowledge (select and perform appropriate statistical tests to remove the evidence of differences between results or between groups (experimental and control). Master at least one statistical software such as SPSS, SAS, STATA or equivalent, preferred. Physical Requirements/ Environment: The position is based in Bangui, with national and international travel, as required - up to 40%; includes attendance at internal and external conferences and workshops, when requested. Travel within CAR includes areas with limited amenities. Foreign Language Required: Excellent English and French language oral and written communication skills required; knowledge of Sango or other local languages desired. Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position. Due to the environment of the job location, this position is a non-accompanied post. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. TO APPLY: Apply at https://www5.apply2jobs.com/CRS/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob &RID=2204&CurrentPage=1 EOE/M/F/D/V

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PROGRAM MANAGER I- C.A.R. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

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: CRS has been working in CAR since 2007, with the main office in the capital Bangui and current field offices for a USAID-funded program in the provinces of Mbomou and Haut-Mbomou located in the cities of Obo, Zemio, Rafai, Bangassou and Bakouma in the southeast of the country. CRS expanded programming to respond to the emergency and early recovery needs of the people of CAR, who continue to be severely impacted by the events in the aftermath of the coup of March 2013. Field offices were established in Ouham province (Bossangoa) and Lobaye province (Boda). CRS program portfolio includes: food security, agriculture recovery, livelihoods/ cash assistance, shelter, community-based early warning systems, peacebuilding, and social cohesion and reconciliation. Job Summary: CRS CAR seeks a development professional with interest in resource mobilization to support creative and dynamic positioning for and pursuit of funding to meet urgent humanitarian and development needs. This position offers an opportunity to demonstrate initiative and leadership skills, and to help shape the direction of the country program. It is an excellent opportunity for program managers to cultivate an increasingly sought-after skillset for many senior-management positions, as well as for those interested in a career path within business development to take on a more strategic role. The BDS position will be responsible for identification and development of new funding opportunities and increasing CRS' capacity to respond to opportunities from a variety of donors. The BDS will be part of the CRS CAR program team, participating in cluster meetings presenting the activities of CRS and contributing to cluster strategy, supporting and coordinating long-term strategic growth as well as business development activities: growth planning, long-term positioning, intelligence gathering, capture planning and pursuit of new opportunities; and serve in appropriate roles on proposal teams. S/he will strengthen BD systems and use of BD tools within the country program in partnership with the BD Regional Technical Advisor (RTA) based in CRS' Central Africa Regional Office (CARO). This will include coordinating intelligence, and complying with existing CRS standards and templates for materials. The BDS will assist teams to design and produce concept papers and proposals reflecting agency-wide program quality principles, responding to donor interests and requirements, and based on robust contextual analysis on the ground. Finally, the BDS will liaise closely with the CRS PMs to learn about programming in the field offices, CARO Regional Technical Advisor for Business Development, and Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality. Specific Responsibilities: Resource Mobilization Action Plan (RMAP) Coordination: Implement the CAR RMAP, in close coordination with the Head of Programming. Under the leadership of the Country Representative and senior managers, develop and execute appropriate and effective growth and fundraising strategies. Develop and maintain CAR donor map for priority sectors. Liaise with HQ- based Resource Acquisition Department (RAD) to ensure that relevant information relating to strategic growth is disseminated across the country program. Work with regional and HQ staff to analyze CAR past performance by donor and sector, with an emphasis on public resource proposal submission, success rates and lessons learned. Conceptualize and oversee the production of appropriate marketing materials for the CRS portfolio in collaboration with programming and administrative staff; including project fact sheets, sectoral and/or geographic focus brochures, past performance documentation, and others. Identify Funding Opportunities and Prepositioning: Maintain a database of available technical consultants and TDYers across key programming sectors. Oversee maintenance of opportunity pipeline, proposal submission, and donor intelligence on CRS' online project information management system. Advise CAR leadership on upcoming opportunities, capture planning processes, and other initiatives to better position the country program to successfully compete. Collaborate with relevant country program and regional colleagues to maintain up-to- date past performance references across CAR's key programming sectors. Collaborate with CARO and RAD to maintain global past performance and corporate capacity statements, ensuring that CAR past performance and experiences are represented in these documents. Assist with positioning CRS as a leader in local partner institutional strengthening with potential donors highlighting concrete results and approaches; take actions to position CRS for specific opportunities that may arise. Lead research and identification of potential donors (foundations, embassies, bilateral organizations, INGOs, other non-traditional sources) and proactively monitor websites and listservs for useful information on donor priorities, requirements, and funding opportunities. Liaise with relevant CARO and HQ staff to keep them up to date on CRS' portfolio and upcoming funding opportunities; keep country program portfolio information updated on CRS website for communication and visibility purposes. Capture Planning: When significant funding opportunities are identified, work with relevant program teams to follow a capture planning process that 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 regional and HQ staff to be prepared ahead of live funding opportunities. Develop specific plans for preparing to pursue key opportunities as they become known, coordinating closely with CAR leadership and regional staff on go/no-go analysis and decisions. Proposal and Concept Note Development: Leads and/or contributes to proposal development processes as appropriate to his/her experience and capacity, including writing, budgeting, review, and packaging. Develop PINs, concept papers and proposals in participation with program managers, donors and partners ensuring the use of CRS program quality tools. Assist with development of teaming agreements with potential partners. Support programming staff and potential local partners in the design of high quality programs through the use of CRS' standardized program quality and business development tools and frameworks. Collaborate with Head of Operations and Finance Manager to align management/ cost components of the proposal with CRS standards; donor regulation and guidelines. Develop strong internal review systems for project reviews before soliciting regional approval for submission, in collaboration with the Head of Programs and programming staff. Coordinate the submission of concept papers and proposals for review through the regional technical review process. Cluster participation: Participate in cluster meetings in program sectors engaged by CRS where there is no coordinator, liaising closely with Program Managers to ensure latest updates. Update 3Ws (who what where) tables with CRS data to ensure that CRS activities are known by the cluster members. With input from HOP and PMs contribute to the strategic direction of the clusters, and influencing funding decisions. Ensure voice from CRS is heard. Capacity-Building and Coordination with Agency Business Development Community: With support from CRS' global business development community, build the capacity of country program staff in proposal development, including use of CRS standard tools. Contribute to building capacity of local partners to access funding for programs. Identify relevant internal and external training and learning opportunities and share with country program staff. Participate in agency-wide business development community learning and knowledge management by sharing experience and lessons learned virtually. Lead 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. Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A. Key Working Relationships: Internal: Head of Programs, BD RTA, SECC Program Director, Program Managers, Country Representative, CARO RTAs for Health, Agriculture and MEAL, DRD/PQ; HQ RAD. External: Church and other Partner Organizations in CP, government ministries, UN Agencies, cluster coordinators, local bilateral institutions, other funding agencies, local/ international NGO offices. Personal/ Professional Skills: Strong team-player; Sound judgment and patient; Assertive, yet culturally sensitive; Strong interpersonal and networking skills; Efficient and highly productive; Excellent writing skills in English; Speaking and writing proficiency in French; Commitment to the Agency's mission. Program Manager Competencies: These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each program manager to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to 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. Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results. Serves with Integrity; Models Stewardship; Cultivates Constructive Relationships; Promotes Learning. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in business management, international development, or related field. Minimum 3 years of experience working in an emergency setting managing projects and/or resource mobilization. Understanding of relevant U.S Government funding strategies and guidelines, including proposal formats and requirements; similar experience with UN agencies and major foundation donors highly desired. Demonstrated capacity in establishing and maintaining strong working and representational relationships with international and local NGOs, donors, government officials, community organizations, and/or other stakeholders in international development. Experience developing project proposals in similar funding and operational contexts to those of CRS. Familiarity with gender concepts and their application in program design and implementation. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in strategic planning initiatives. Capacity to work closely with and understand local partner organizations. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; Microsoft Publisher preferred. Experience in staff development and local partner capacity preferred. Knowledge of CRS' program quality standards and Catholic Social Teaching principles preferred. Required Foreign Language: Native fluency in oral and written English, with proficient communication skills in French and intermediate writing skills in French. Required Travel: Approximately 35% within CAR, occasional travel within region. Physical Requirements/ Environment: The position is based in Bangui with occasional travel and to be available for up to 25% of travel to support country program proposal development processes. Disclaimer: 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 at https://www5.apply2jobs.com/CRS/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob &RID=2218&CurrentPage=1. 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WASHINGTON, DC

TECHNICAL SPECIALIST, NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
LOS ANGELES, CA OR WASHINGTON, DC

DONOR SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE
PORTLAND, OR

HEAD, GRAPHICS / REPRODUCTION / PHOTOGRAPHICS
NORFOLK, VA

DIRECTOR, UNITED NATIONS INFORMATION CENTRE
JAKARTA

DIRECTOR, UNITED NATIONS INFORMATION CENTRE
NEW DELHI

SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND





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