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Futures Group International has posted an opening for a Technical Director who will provide technical leadership for implementation of the project's KM and communication strategy to effectively capture, organize, access, and share information and knowledge, including the end-of-project communication plan. REQUIRES: Master's degree in communications or social sciences; with particular emphasis on international development or equivalent experience. 15+ years of experience with similar projects, and demonstrated experience in developing and managing knowledge management systems. Experience in documentation, dissemination, public affairs, web services or editorial work. Proven ability to organize and share information effectively. Demonstrated writing, editing, computer, and analytical skills. For more information and to apply visit (click on Careers). Vacancy no: 905



Pact is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting & Learning Advisor (MERL ADVISOR), who is expected to provide leadership in the design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems to ensure Pact and its implementing partners (sub recipients) provide accurate data supportive of program and donor reporting requirements. The MERL Advisor is responsible for developing and implementing methodologies and standards for tracking and evaluating program activities. In addition, s/he will also analyze data and develop presentations and written reports based on findings. The MERL Advisor will promote capacity strengthening in the Pact staff team and partner organizations through mentoring, coaching and training in monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and learning and ensure staff has technical skills and knowledge to provide increasingly technical programmatic support. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Pact MERL Systems: Support the Country Director in ensuring that all projects comply with Pact MERL Policy and standards. Develop and update Pact Projects Performance Monitoring Plans as guided by Pact's and donor requirements. Support Program staff in developing project results frameworks (input, output, outcome and impact and develop relevant indicators and targets for result areas). Develop project-specific monitoring tools in collaboration with relevant departments. Develop high quality quantitative and qualitative methods and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results. Develop and maintain program databases that track all projects. Develop data collation and aggregation tools for all projects. Integrate the use of innovative technologies, data platforms, and GIS mapping for data collection, management and reporting. Identification and follow-up on limitations to program monitoring data and the development of quality assessment procedures for all project monitoring systems. Conduct internal data verifications for Pact managed data. Develop and implement regular data analysis systems and lead analyses and reflection on the data and information gathered to determine the progress made against program results/ objectives. Review and finalize Monthly, Quarterly and Annual MERL workplans and budgets. Provide input into and ensure that all Donor reporting requirements on program impact are met. Coordinate the design and implementation of baseline, mid- term and end of project evaluations, surveys, special studies, and other components of the M&E system. Produce M & E reports as required by Pact HQ and donors. Liaise with counterparts at international, government, non-government agencies involved in related activities and collaborate in promoting high quality results and complementary efforts. Using Pact and partner data, lead the development of abstracts for national and international conferences. Manage external data quality audits. Supervision of Pact M&E activities and staff. MERL Capacity Development and Mentoring: Conduct M&E capacity assessments of partners and approve consolidated Institutional Strengthening Plans for partners. Provide support to partners in developing program descriptions that include result frameworks with relevant custom and donor indicators. Provide one on one technical assistance, mentoring and coaching to support partners in the following: Development of MER and DQM plans; Development of data collection, collation, analysis and reporting tools; Development of databases; Designing surveys and evaluations; Target setting and reporting; Identification of implementation challenges and solutions; Ensure partners set realistic targets for all required and customized indicators. Conduct and facilitate MERL trainings that include Basic MERL, Data Quality Management, Basic Data Analysis, Managing Evaluations. Provide supportive supervision to MERL Officer in conducting routine data quality assessments and audits. Supporting partners in the recruitment of M & E staff. Support partners in setting up reporting and tracking systems to enable them to report high quality data in an efficient and timely manner. Support partners in the identification and documentation of lessons learned, case studies and technical program innovations to be reported upon. QUALIFICATIONS and Experience: Minimum of a Master's degree in a related field. A minimum of 4 years' work experience implementing monitoring, evaluation or research activities, preferably for USAID/PEPFAR funded projects in Southern Africa. At least 2 years' experience leading M&E systems management, managing data intensive programs and designing M&E systems. Experience with quantitative and qualitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators and conducting program evaluations utilizing mixed methods. Proficiency in Excel, SPSS, and Microsoft Access. Expertise in quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methods, including sampling and surveys is required. Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through training and mentoring, including the development and delivery of M&E trainings. Knowledge of the logic framework approach to program design and implementation. A solid understanding of development, with a focus on participatory processes. Familiarity with and a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local organizations and building capacities for self-management. Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage a variety of activities concurrently. A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a high profile, fast paced environment. Willingness to undertake extensive field visits to partners and interact with stakeholders and willingness to travel internationally on a limited basis. Must have a valid driver's license. Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience working with USAID and Global Fund funded projects. Experience working in multinational groups and cross cultural settings. Experience in using mobile technologies for data management and reporting. Experience with ArcGIS software and mapping skills for program planning and implementation. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at Requisition Number: 14-0114. Deadline for Application Submission: September 26, 2014. 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.



The International Organization for Migration is seeking a Programme Officer, GFMD Support Unit (P-4) in Geneva. The Programme Officer is involved in the administration of the GFMD Platform for Partnership (PfP) and the development and implementation of the GFMD communications and social media plan. S/he contributes to the preparation and organization of GFMD preparatory meetings in Geneva, thematic meetings and other GFMD initiatives. In coordination with relevant units, s/he organizes the recruitment of interns and short-term staff, including their initial selection, preparation of assignments and supervision. REQUIRES: Master's degree in Political or Social Sciences, Development Studies, Communications, Migration or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience. Experience in project development, implementation and management. Experience in liaising with government actors on national and international level. Experience in liaising with international organizations, preferably in the UN context. TO APPLY: Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, referring to this advertisement. For further information, please refer to: In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly filled in and submitted with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for applications. Closing date: 10/15/14. Vacancy no: VN2014/77(O)-EXT



CARE is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor, Knowledge Management and Research. Expected Travel: up to 50%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. The Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) team provides global technical leadership, fosters organizational and programmatic learning, engages and maintains strategic global partnerships, supports fundraising efforts and advocates for continued work on Food and Nutrition Security as a critical link to CARE's mission and vision. Within the FNS team, the Knowledge Management and Research Senior Technical Advisor (STA) sits within the Research, Learning and Advocacy unit. The overall purpose of the Knowledge Management and Research STA position is to lead on knowledge management functions related to food and nutrition security (FNS). The Knowledge Management STA works with all FNS team directors and staff, with particular emphasis on those that contribute significantly to direct costs of the position (in FY15, Pathways and others to be confirmed). This entails promoting a culture of learning, information sharing, dialogue, and critical analysis, all of which are intended to improve quality of programming, adoption of good practices, and influencing policies and practices at scale. This involves work both drawn from and shared inside CARE and from and with external partners and stakeholders. This work is guided by the CARE International strategy on FNS, the CARE FNS priority learning and advocacy themes, and the KM strategy (generate, organize and synthesize, enrich and package, share, adapt and apply knowledge). The KM STA ensures that lessons from particular programs are captured and used in ways that bring broader benefit to CARE and our partners. Responsibilities and Tasks: Lead the FNS Knowledge Management Strategy; Lead on CARE's FNS Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Measurement; Provide technical support on KM and Learning to selected flagship FNS initiatives; Support new business development; Staff management; Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS (Know-How): Master's degree in International Development social sciences, or another relevant field. Familiarity with developing and delivering knowledge sharing programs and information infrastructure. 7-10 years' experience in international economic development or related field. Gender analysis and application in research and impact assessment. Experience working with a wide-range of stakeholders to develop common agendas and action. Proven ability to think critically and strategically, and to engage internal and external stakeholders to pursue common action. Client Orientation: Understands clients' needs and concerns; responds promptly and effectively to client needs; Customizes services and products as appropriate. Experience developing and applying organizational learning strategies and using learning tools including virtual, global learning, communities of practice, after action reviews, peer exchanges/ assists. Deep understanding of adult learning styles and systems and experience designing training and learning experiences to meet these. Substantial technical knowledge and field experience in food and nutrition security, with particular experience in such fields as women's empowerment/ gender equity, market engagement, economic development, agriculture, and/or nutrition. Experience in strategic communication and dissemination techniques. Experience structuring and managing internal and external partnerships. Experience managing staff and consultants. Familiarity with qualitative and/or quantitative research design, implementation and analysis. Strong writing and editing skills, in English. Demonstrated ability to design and execute impact assessments, M&E plans and research related to food and nutrition security. Skilled in developing and implementing communication and dissemination strategies and publications. Excellent verbal and written English skills, particularly communication and presentation skills for diverse audiences including conducting training events for adults and professionals. Professional connections with stakeholders spanning donors, academic institutions, NGOs and the private sector that can be leveraged to support the work. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and operationalize program strategies. TO APPLY: apply online at 468. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.



CARE is seeking a Technical Advisor (TA), Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC). Expected Travel: up to 40%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. CARE is a leading humanitarian and development organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on rights programming, gender equality, and women and girls. CARE works in a variety of contexts from protracted crises to stable development settings and recognizes that a good comprehensive assessment of the underlying drivers of food and nutrition insecurity point to poverty, gender inequity, non-inclusive governance, poor adaptation to climate change and the inability to manage other economic and political shocks and stressors. The importance of each of these factors will vary by context. To address these drivers of poverty, the CARE Food and Nutrition Security team pursues a two-pronged approach that focuses on a sequence of 'nutrition-specific' and 'nutrition-sensitive' interventions. Both pathways address humanitarian responses to acute shocks as well as developmental interventions that strengthen capacities and institutions to achieve food and nutritional security. Both pathways progress from externally derived support during emergencies, to household and community-led solutions, to systemic policy and institutional support for food and nutrition security solutions. The CARE USA Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) team leads CARE's work globally in this important area and has the overall goal of ensuring that households, women, and girls/ children realize just and sustainable food and nutrition security (CARE Food & Nutrition Security Strategy 2014-2019). To achieve this goal, the FNS Team has four strategic objectives (SO) with three cross-cutting themes: SO1: Increase capacity to prepare for, respond to, and adapt to climate change and economic and political shocks and stresses; SO 2: Strengthen sustainable smallholder agricultural systems to improve food and nutrition security for producers, workers and consumers; SO 3: Improve nutritional status of women, infants and children; SO4: Promote good governance and rights to ensure equitable and sustainable food and nutrition security for women and marginalized/ particularly vulnerable groups. The TA, SBCC will serve as a subject matter specialist with respect to the cultural, behavioral, cognitive and psychosocial factors associated with nutrition and food security, Water and Sanitation for Health (WASH), and maternal child health. S/he will maintain knowledge of the current literature in all areas of food and nutrition behavioral research globally, with particular attention to: determinants of behaviors; theoretical frameworks for individual behavior change and broader transformations of social norms; effectiveness of diverse behavioral approaches, including individual, small group, community and mass media interventions; and state-of-the-art in design and evaluation of SBCC activities. In this capacity, s/he will have responsibility to work collaboratively with Country Offices to analyze, develop proposals, and programmatic activities to change behaviors for improved food and nutrition security outcomes. This will include conducting field visits to review technical quality of behavioral interventions and communications materials, recommending changes as needed, supporting teams to improve SBCC practices, and improving capacity of staff. Additionally, s/he will work collaboratively with Food and Nutrition Security Unit staff and other Program, Partnerships, Learning (PPL) units, as appropriate, to provide technical and programmatic advice on strategies for social and behavior change on issues related to prevention and risk taking behaviors and demand generation for health services, including gender and power issues related to food and nutrition security. S/he will also be responsible for maintaining a network of scientific and professional contacts including researchers and practitioners in the field of nutrition and human behavior, and share new research findings with CARE staff and relevant partners. Furthermore, s/he will participate in international and national meetings, workshops and conferences dealing with the behavioral aspects of nutrition. Primary Responsibilities: Social and behavior change communication (SBCC) leadership; Collaboration with Country Offices; Collaborate with FNS Research, Learning and advocacy team; Resource mobilization. REQUIRED SKILLS: Master's degree or higher in public health, social psychology, health communications or other relevant behavioral/ social science field. Minimum five years professional experience with behavioral communications aspects of global health, including at least three years working on food and nutrition security programs within a developing country context. Demonstrated understanding of theories and frameworks relating to individual behavior change and broader social responses, and the evidence base for behavioral/ communications interventions and best practices. Hands-on experience designing, planning, implementing and evaluating behavioral interventions/ communication campaigns. Experience with developing and testing health/ development information, education and communication materials. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Willingness to travel several times each year to developing countries. Grant and proposal writing. Research methodology and analytical skills. TO APPLY: apply online at 461. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.



Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking mid-to-senior level M&E Agriculture and Economic Growth, Nutrition, Health, Education, Communication and Governance Specialists for the USAID Mali Performance Monitoring & Evaluation Platform project in Mali. Roles & Responsibilities: Specialists will contribute to the development and implementation of a monitoring, evaluation, and learning platform for USAID/Mali. In addition to having a strong technical background, technical specialists will be accomplished team players with experience working on diverse teams that achieve successful implementation of all deliverables, including work plans, M&E frameworks, M&E capacity assessment/ capacity building plans, Performance Management Plans and annual performance reports, cost benefit analysis, process evaluation reports, and other periodic analyses, reports, and maps. These are full-time positions based in Bamako, Mali for 5 years. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree with a focus on research in a relevant field, such as international development or other social or physical sciences. A minimum of seven years of leadership experience in a specified technical area; experience with monitoring and evaluation in that technical area is a plus. Experience with economic growth, climate change, nutrition, health, governance or education programs. Experience developing and conducting M&E training workshops preferred. Experience developing and leading M&E institutional capacity building programs for local and international NGOs preferred. Experience with population-based surveys preferred. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to, including your name, along with "14-87F Technical Specialists" in the subject line. Visit our website at for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.



Plan Niger has been awarded a four-year grant of $7.6 million from USAID to implement the Niger Education and Community Strengthening (NECS) Project. The project is in its second year of implementation. Plan Niger is using these funds to contribute to an agreed upon strategic goal of increasing access to quality education and increasing student grade reading achievement. We are recruiting a Chief of Party to provide overall technical and managerial leadership, including technical oversight, financial management and administration of the NECS Project. Overseeing strategic relationships with government, national, and international stakeholders, including USAID and Plan's implementation partner, you will be responsible for ensuring that project goals and quality standards are met. This position will cover the final two years of project implementation, as well as project closeout, running from October 2014 through to September 2016. QUALIFICATIONS: You will be a development professional with knowledge and a clear understanding of education issues and systems, and the literacy environment within Niger or a similar social context. Having demonstrable experience in USAID project management and administration policies, procedures and reporting requirements, you will be adept at meeting rigorous timelines and tracking project results. A clear leader, you will be able to demonstrate the necessary skills to effectively manage staff and multi-stakeholder relationships with the ability to influence decision-making at the local and national level to create positive change. Please click on the link below to review the detailed personal specifications before submitting your online application: %20APPROVED%20VERSION%20June%2017.doc. Type of Role: 2 year fixed term contract starting October 2014; Location: NECS Project Office in Niamey with at least 40% travel; Reports to: Country Director; Salary: Competitive salary and international benefits package; Closing Date: October 6, 2014. TO APPLY: Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted. References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community. Applications should be sent via the following link %5fsummary&navBarLevel=JOB%5fSEARCH&_s.crb=5qaBcH%2fqdi29WBDCSQJ FZxhbipo%3d. Closing date for applications is October 6.



IBTCI is seeking an Evaluation Team Leader - USAID/East Africa in Kenya. COMPANY PROFILE: International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI) is a Washington-based development consulting firm with over three decades of global multi-sectoral work for USAID, MCC, DfID, and numerous other public and private sector donors. We work extensively in Monitoring & Evaluation; priority practice areas include education and human/ institutional capacity development, health, economic growth, and democracy & governance. PROJECT BACKGROUND: IBTCI has been awarded a contract by USAID/East Africa under the ESPS IQC for a final evaluation of the APHIAplus Health Communication and Marketing (HCM) Program. The goal of the current program is to improve the health outcomes and impact for Kenyans through sustainable, country-led programs and partnerships. This is achieved through increased use of quality health services, products and information, and strengthened leadership, management and governance for sustained health behaviors. The program focuses on improved health outcomes in malaria, HIV, FP, and CS in Kenya. This is achieved through initiatives to improve the capability of the private health market to meet the needs of Kenyans through social marketing approaches. A subsidiary goal of this activity was to support local organizations in the overall implementation in line with USAID Forward objectives. The purpose of the evaluation is to conduct an end-of- activity evaluation that will establish the extent to which the expected outcomes have been met and which will also provide recommendations for future activities in the area of health communications and marketing. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: The Team Leader will be a senior expatriate (Health/ Population/ Nutrition/ HIV-AIDS Analyst) experienced in social marketing and communication and will have overall responsibility for fulfilling the requirements of this SOW. The following qualifications are required: Master's degree. Significant experience with behavior change communication and social marketing in the private sector. Three or more previous experiences as a team leader for a health program evaluation. 10+ years of extensive international experience related to health programs. 7+ years in evaluating donor-funded activities. TO APPLY: please email your cover letter, CV, AID1420 and three references to in a message with the subject "Evaluation Team Leader - USAID/East Africa".



New York University College of Nursing is seeking an Assistant Director of Global Partnership Development. New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN) is a leader in nursing education and research. The NYUCN Global division conducts research and implements programs that address health disparities, inform clinical practice and education, and advance science to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities in the United States and throughout the world. We are now interviewing for a dynamic team player with experience in grant writing, proposal development, fundraising strategies, and new business and partnership solicitation and support. REQUIRES: The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience working in health or development outside of the US, including in low- and middle-income countries. Knowledge of, and experience with, programs funded by USAID, US Department of State, World Bank, foundations, corporate social responsibility programs, and other relevant sources including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is necessary. A Master's degree in public health, international development, clinical research or a related field is required. NYU offers a superior benefits package, which includes NYU tuition for self and eligible family members, generous vacation, medical, dental, and pension plans. TO APPLY for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter online at We accept online applications only. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.



Pathfinder International is seeking a Director of Communications - E2A. Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do - believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services - from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Project Overview: Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services for Women and Girls (E2A) is USAID's global flagship project for strengthening quality FP/RH service delivery. The project is designed to reduce unmet need by scaling-up proven best practices (BPs) to ensure that women and girls receive and use quality services through all stages of the reproductive life cycle. By promoting healthy FP/RH behaviors, gender-equality, and compelling evidence for FP use, E2A will directly support the principles of the USG Global Health Initiative (GHI). This five-year project is led by Pathfinder International in partnership with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), IntraHealth International, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access/ ExpandNet, and PATH. Position Purpose: The Director of Communications will increase the profile and disseminate the project's work and messages through planning and implementation of all project communication activities, including events and publications such as fact sheets, success stories, press releases, press briefings, op- ed articles, letters to the editor, etc. Key Responsibilities: Manages and prepares for site visits as well as develop related supporting documents for site visits by high-ranking USG delegations including, but not limited to USAID senior management. Increases the profile and disseminates the project's work and messages through planning and implementation of all project communication activities. Actively participates in defining the project mission, vision and identity as well as the strategy to achieve the work plans. Prepares communication plans and activities to support meetings and other special events. Develops and executes an annual communications plan to establish clear communications goals and priorities in collaboration with supervisor and key E2A staff. Recommends, develops and executes an E2A e-marketing strategy and program to include current and emerging media (e-newsletter, social media, SEO, etc.). Develops and executes a proactive, strategic media relations program to raise visibility of E2A, including the creation of a targeted media contact database. Monitors and leverages online conversations and breaking news as appropriate to highlight E2A priority outputs and successes. Reviews and approves content for publication on the E2A website, external websites and blogs, including Pathfinder International's, to ensure consistency of messaging and content and alignment with E2A and USAID priorities. Reviews and approves content for E2A's monthly e-newsletter to ensure consistency of messaging and content and alignment with E2A and USAID priorities. Provides training to stakeholders on media relations and work to increase media coverage and attention for the improvement of health systems and its impact on health outcomes. Helps develop a program to enlist the support of businesses and corporations to advance the project's mission. Provides day-to-day management and coordination of communication activities. Writes and edits regular and ad hoc reports to USAID. Liaises with Pathfinder home office on final report preparation and submission. Performs other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in public health, education, communication, public policy, international development or related field. Minimum of seven years of relevant experience. Experience in international development and global health required, knowledge of international programs, strategies, donors and organizations strongly preferred. Demonstrated excellence in writing and editing for a variety of mediums. Excellent presentation and public communication skills. Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Experience in work that relates to government relations is a plus. Ability to network and facilitate strong working relationships between partners. Understanding of knowledge management and experience adopting, adapting, and applying knowledge to communicate more effectively. Experience developing and maintaining databases preferred. Strong interpersonal skills and to work as part of a team with varying levels of staff spread across a range of geographic locations. Self- starter able to work proactively and independently. Experience in organizing and implementing events and programs. Ability to work with large, complex global projects. Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: us/careers/employment-opportunities/. Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.



Training Resources Group, Inc. is an employee-owned consulting firm based in Arlington, Virginia. TRG provides organizational development and training services for U.S. government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and private sector/ commercial clients. Project Background: USAID's Environmental Communication, Learning and Outreach (ECO) program began in October 2013. This program is part of the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment's (E3) ongoing efforts to meet USAID objectives in training, communication, knowledge management and facilitation needs in the Environment and Natural Resources Management (ENRM) sector and Global Climate Change (GCC) issue area. The two primary ECO program objectives are (1) to provide USAID staff and the broader development community with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to design, implement, monitor and evaluate quality programs and (2) develop and enhance communications and information management systems that facilitate knowledge sharing and learning for improved development impact. ECO builds directly on the lessons learned and activities from the Capitalizing Knowledge, Connecting Communities (CK2C) contract (including the ENRM- Learning Initiative (ENRM-LI)) and the Office of Global Climate Change's Training, Outreach and Communications Task Order (GCC TOC). The work to be performed under this Task Order consists of the following four tasks. Implementation of the activities under each task will occur simultaneously. Task 1: Competency-based Training; Task 2: Knowledge Management; Task 3: Communications and Reporting; Task 4: Facilitation. The ECO implementation team is currently comprised of Training Resources Group, Inc. (TRG), Engility/IRG and Forum One Communications. Position Summary: The Senior Communications Specialist will be the primary task manager for Task 3 under ECO, and will facilitate and coordinate a team of communication staff and consultants (e.g. writers, graphic designers, copy editors) on specific communication products for USAID. He or she will be responsible for the day to day communications and reporting activities with the team's respective counterparts in USAID. Working closely with the Chief of Party and the Operations Manager and the communications team, he/she will coordinate, organize, and scope out all related communications activities. The Senior Specialist will coordinate with subject matter experts in Global Climate Change, Forestry & Biodiversity, Land Tenure & Resource Management and other environmentally related fields to develop communication and outreach products and events. Communication activities will include the production of fact sheets, case studies, success stories, and other communication and outreach materials. These resources will be produced and distributed via a range of media (e.g., print, web, social media), and may require quick- turn-around activities or products. The Senior Specialist will report to the Chief of Party and will work closely with the Operations Manager, as well as with other ECO Task Managers (Knowledge Management, Training and Facilitation) depending on the integrative nature of the communication products. This position is dedicated to the ECO Project which is due to expire in September 2018. Primary Role and Responsibilities: 1. Manage all communication and outreach activities under ECO, working closely with a team of internal staff and external consultants to provide strategic direction for publications and launch events. 2. Advise and help conceptualize communication and outreach events (launch events, outreach efforts, communication strategies). 3. Coordinate, oversee and review the development of fact sheets, case studies, success stories, reports and other publications. 4. Manage client relations with USAID, and coordinate closely with Chief of Party and Operations Manager. 5. Manage agreed upon budgets for each communication activity. 6. Attend weekly ECO staff meetings. 7. Provide strategic communications input in other task areas and project-wide conceptual conversations. QUALIFICATIONS, Abilities, and Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public policy, or related field. A minimum of 15 years of experience in a professional, strategic communications and messaging role. Excellent writing, editing, research and verbal communication skills. Experience with web communications (web sites, blogs, social media, etc.) At least five years of relevant management or supervisory experience. Excellent project management and organizational skills. Ability to work effectively both individually and as a member of a team. Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills. Preferred Skills and Experience: Master's degree in related field. Technical knowledge of environmental subject matter (e.g. climate change, biodiversity, and/or forestry, etc.) strongly preferred. Familiarity with writing styles and approval processes in a large organization. Familiarity with USAID or other related international organizations. Some international experience. TO APPLY: If you are interested in applying for this position, visit our website www.trg- to find out more information about our company. Please send your resume and an original cover letter to Please put "ECO Senior Communications Specialist" in the subject line of your e-mail. Your cover letter should specifically discuss why you feel you are a good fit for this opportunity. We will follow up with you should we feel that your background and experience meets the requirements of the position. No phone calls please. TRG is an equal employment opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age or disability. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with TRG depends solely on your qualifications.



The USAID/Office of Crisis Surge Support Staff (CS3), formerly the Office of Civilian Response, has opened a new position for a Strategic Communications Officer located overseas. This is an intermittent Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-14 equivalent level. The position is open to U.S. citizens only due to security clearance requirements. Applications for this position are due no later than October 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT. TO APPLY: For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please visit



Pact is seeking a Chief Global Engagement and Strategy Officer/ Executive Vice President in Washington, DC. 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. The Chief Global Engagement and Strategy Officer contributes to realizing this purpose by: Co-leading the organization as part of the Executive Team; Growing and diversifying our revenue streams; Forging smart partnerships; Promoting the organization through marketing and communications; Influencing global decision makers through focused, relevant campaigns; Cultivating, harvesting and monetizing innovation and developing new products and services; Making the organization think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise. Position Purpose: The Chief Global Engagement and Strategy Officer reports to the CEO, is an officer of the corporation and is a member of Pact's executive leadership team. In that senior leadership role, the position is jointly responsible for the overall success of the organization. In summary, the position is responsible for leading and overseeing: opportunity development (i.e. global resource acquisition); marketing and communications; corporate engagement; external affairs; and business intelligence and strategy. Summary of Main Areas of Authority: Leadership: Serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO; help move us from a transactional to a transformational organization; provide constructive dissonance in the forging and of ideas and decisions; Partner in advancing the mission and serve as a standard bearer of organizational philosophies and behavioral competencies; Inspire, champion and spread a culture of shared success that makes true our belief that every imaginable problem has a solution and that when we dedicate ourselves to pursuing it, our efforts will be rewarded with a better world; Engage with the Board of Directors to help them be successful leaders and partners. Strategy: Ensure that Pact thinks and acts strategically at all times; Ensure that we have - and use - the best business intelligence available to us; Ensure we set organizational goals and objectives; Develop annual operating plans; Measure our ability to meet our goals by establishing and tracking objectively verifiable metrics; Drive critical thinking, self-reflection, and innovation; Help turn failures into strategic lessons and successes. Opportunity Development: Turn present and yet unimagined opportunities into revenue to fund our mission; Diversify our revenue streams and discover promising new economic models; Grow the portfolio. Marketing and Communications: Facilitate creative internal communications that enables strategic and cultural alignment; Make those who we want to know us, know us for what we want to be known for, and take action to support us. Promote and Influence: Promote Pact as the preferred partner for our integrated approach to building local promise; Convene and influence decision makers and constituents in support of critical issues; Forge smart and productive partnerships that promote a shared sense of purpose and mission. Product Development: Help cultivate, harvest and monetize innovation; Create, package, promote and productize our approaches and tools. General: Provide guidance and oversight to current or potential subsidiaries; Define and promote data driven, evidence based decision making. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrated experience in progressively responsible management and leadership positions; Demonstrated familiarity with non- profit international development landscape; A committed and effective communicator with excellent English language, public speaking, written and verbal communication skills; Experience building, partnering and maintaining excellent relationships with a variety of donor organizations, corporations, foundations and others; Excellence in working effectively in/with diverse groups and independently; demonstrated initiative and creativity in problem solving; Track record in successfully and effectively managing complex global programs with the ability to leverage strengths across the organization; Ability and willingness to travel internationally; Curiosity, drive, discernment, humility, passion of purpose. Preferred Qualifications: Field experience. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at Requisition Number 14-0115. 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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