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VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE EDUCATION SPECIALIST
LIBERIA

The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center is seeking a Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist in Liberia. The USAID Mission in Liberia is implementing the Food and Enterprise (FED) project. Component Three of the FED project focuses on workforce development and building the technical and managerial capabilities of Liberians to engage in agriculture and related business. These activities complement FED's other components by increasing the number of Liberians with the right skills and training. Generally, the main challenge with Vocational Educational schools in developing countries is to make their teaching relevant to the current needs of the local job market. There are a lot of things that constrain their ability to do this - including poor education levels of Voc Ed students, outdated and overly theoretical curricula, lack of incentives to connect students to the job market, and lack of connections between the Voc Ed staff and current industry needs. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will assist in making curricula dynamic and practical to the current needs of the job market and design programs and incentives to link students and their teachers to growth areas of the Liberian work force and the economy. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will provide expertise in a number of areas: to help the Government of Liberia [GOL] and the Liberian staff upgrade four institutions: the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) in Kakata and the community colleges in Grand Bassa, Nimba, and Lofa Counties. These activities will include new approaches to training, including in-service courses, internships, work-study, and use of ITC, etc. Development of appropriate modern curriculum and innovative training methods to provide the skills for new entrants into commercial agribusiness will be a key outcome. It is important that all curricula developed by the project be gender sensitive and socially inclusive to appropriately transfer relevant knowledge to a variety of audiences. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center is a sub-contractor to Development Alternatives, Inc.; the Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will serve as a Long-Term Technical Assistance employee of the LSU AgCenter under the supervision of the FED Chief of Party or his/her delegate. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will embrace a gender-sensitive and socially inclusive capacity building approach to all interventions in the three community colleges and BWI and support the other components to establish a network of suitable training partners in the FED counties. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will undertake a number of innovative non-traditional approaches to gender sensitive and socially inclusive educational programs and workforce development. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will ensure that interventions that are implemented to improve the performance of vocational education schools are sustainable by continually obtaining Liberian input from the various organizations engaged in training. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will work to sustainably build Liberian capacity to provide the right kind of training, in the right place and time and tailored to Liberia. FED's interventions will enhance the capacity of the vocational colleges to become Centers of Excellence [COEs] in vocational education and outreach. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will be responsible for developing programs to attract more women into these institutions. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will work with the Ministries of Youth and Sport and Education to build upon the accomplishments of the USAID's other education programs, to expand adult education opportunities particularly to women and to youth. The following are key areas in which the Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will focus: a) Provide leadership, guidance and oversight in the implementation of FED Component 3 activities that are part of the workplan such as the National Degree of Agriculture curriculum roll out with one graduating class by the end of the project and greater youth enrollment; implementation of the science lab establishment and procedures for use and sustainability; and developing innovative practical learning exercises that are woven into the syllabi and lesson plans to ensure students gain practical skills from the program. b) Work with FED's Component 1 staff to define the real labor and skill needs of the agricultural sector, in general, and FED's value chains in particular; and to define the necessary career skills for the vocational graduates, develop internships with industry players, as well as clarify the roles of the various GoL institutions and private sector organizations. c) Take the lead in the continued development of four existing vocational centers into Centers of Excellence for vocational agricultural education through curricula and instructional capacity improvement, facilities establishment/ upgrading, community outreach expansion and institutional systems strengthening. d) Capacity-building of the agriculture departments of CoEs via coaching and exposure visits to profitable enterprises. e) Ensure that the curricular, facilities and instructional capacity improvement activities align with the upgrading strategies for FED's priority value chains in FED's counties of operation, including establishment of demonstration farms showcasing the improved technologies that FED is promoting. f) Plan and work closely with the GOL ministries and other organizations engaged in this sector to develop local technical and managerial human resources, which include supporting the trainings provided by the other Components. g) Work with other complementary USAID and other donor-funded projects. h) Take the lead in customizing interventions for each institution's specific situation and needs and ensure that such assistance will be guided by the demand for skills, thus ensuring alignment of skill enhancement with specific labor market needs and commercial opportunities. i) Ensure that curricula revisions are transformational and promote the entrance of men and women in nontraditional roles. j) Work with vocational training center staff, students, returning Liberian expatriates and the existing alumni organizations to link students to previous graduates for career opportunities. k) Perform other tasks as needed and requested by the Chief of Party. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The minimum required qualifications for this position are as follows: a) An MS or a combination of education and experience in agricultural vocational education, rural development or related field. b) Ten years' experience in international agricultural education including development of programs. c) Excellent personnel management, interpersonal, networking and team building skills. d) Effective writing and organizational skills to prepare reports, complete analyses and make presentations. e) Excellent written and spoken English; and f) Computer/ software skills, including the use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. An applicant having the following preferred qualifications will receive additional consideration: a) Knowledge of African agricultural development and familiarity with Sub-Saharan African countries particularly in agriculture, vocational education and workforce development; b) Previous position in the field of vocational education or workforce development; c) Knowledge of Liberia's agriculture and workforce development in recent years; d) Successful experience in actual enterprise management or private sector experience; e) Experience working with information technology experts or in non-traditional education; f) A minimum of 5 years of experience working on a USAID-funded field project; and g) Knowledge of training approaches and curriculums for use in low literate environments. SALARY AND BENEFITS: The successful candidate will be an employee of the LSU AgCenter's International Programs office. Employment is anticipated to begin on or about February 2, 2015. The position will be based in Monrovia, Liberia. Applicable USG mandated allowances for an expatriate professional approved under the DAI contract and approved by the LSU AgCenter will be provided. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment. TO APPLY: APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 9, 2015 or until suitable candidate is located. DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of interview process. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/ by attaching cover letter, resume, three references, a writing sample of up to three pages on a topic of the applicant's choice, and salary requirements. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted. For more information, contact: Carl Motsenbocker, International Programs, LSU AgCenter, 160 C Hatcher Hall, Baton Rouge, La. 70803, email: cmotsenbocker@agcenter.lsu.edu

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TECHNICAL ADVISOR, TEACHER EDUCATION SPECIALIST
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

FHI360 is seeking a Technical Advisor, Teacher Education Specialist in Juba. FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Technical Advisor, Teacher Education Specialist. Project Description: The South Sudan Room to Learn (RtL) project is a large, five-year, USAID-funded project led by Winrock International, with FHI 360 as a major partner for the education and monitoring and evaluation components of the project. The goal of RtL is to: a) improve and expand safer education services, especially to the most disadvantaged populations; b) enhance relevance and promote learner well-being; and c) strengthen quality and management at the county and payam level to support basic education. Duties: Work with the Director of Education/ Senior Education Advisor in providing overall leadership and technical expertise on the expansion of equitable education services and well-being and stability components. Provide technical support and guidance to staff and partners in the region and in county offices. Assist with implementing & monitoring technical strengthening initiatives and support communities & partners to maximize local capacity. Lead in development and implementation of the technical program in improvement of education quality, inclusive education, student well-being, inclusion of conflict-sensitive teaching and learning. Provide support in overall management and implementation of education program activities (planning and budgeting, budget execution and financial management, human resource development, communication and coordination with donor agencies and NGOs supporting development and rehabilitation of education). Contribute to strengthening the technical quality of education programs and the capacity of staff to implement the high quality programs. Help manage project related budgets, supervise staff, oversee program implementation, provide technical assistance as required. Assist in evaluating programmatic effectiveness and development of technical assessment reports. Contribute to defining program's strategic direction and in ensuring high quality education programming. Develop strong liaison and working relationship with School Community Capacity building Expert, Social Inclusion Specialist, Gender Responsive Schools Officer, Grants team and M&E team - to ensure that 5S at the payam and community level is a seamless whole, not fragmented program parts. Participate in community consultations to determine priorities in content of programs. Structure all programs around small-scale pilots/ implementation that are evaluated and scaled-up for implementation throughout all 5S communities and schools. Structure the supplementary teacher in-service program to be run from the payam level. Work with Payams to introduce the program, gain understanding and cooperation with the program. Provide leadership on the design of teacher development materials - scope, sequence and timing of the program. Guide and support Materials Specialist on design of appropriate curriculum and materials - including materials' content and design. Guide and support the Reading and Literacy Specialist to design the reading program, pilot and evaluate the approaches in the program, develop materials for the program. Guide and support the Capacity Development Specialist on Payam activation to carry out the supplementary teacher in-service program and in the design of a simple Payam management strengthening program. Guide and support radio programmers to design and deliver relevant support programs for the teacher development, materials development, reading and payam strengthening programs. Provide guidance and support in design and delivery of relevant support technology for the teacher development, materials development, reading and payam strengthening programs. Help build capacity of education authorities to deliver education and increase access to underserved groups. Coordinate with the Operations and M&E staff to ensure program supply and M&E strategies are in place and being implemented in a timely manner. Help organize and build capacity of community groups for education planning and School Improvement Plans; build capacity to identify education-related needs. REQUIRES: Master's Degree in one of the following or related fields: Education, Education Planning, Education Policy, Elementary Education, Education Management or other relevant field. Minimum of five (5) years field management experience in Africa, and eight (8) years of experience in development programs; and experience managing and reporting on large donor-funded programs, especially USAID contracts. Experience and expertise with teacher professional development program design and implementation for curriculum and materials development; active learning methods; learning materials in low-resource environments; and mentoring and capacity-building of teachers, teacher educators, staff, and counterparts. Familiarity with INEE minimum standards and strategies for education in post-conflict environments preferred. Experience with research, monitoring, and evaluation and the application of findings to improve programs. Demonstrated management and leadership skills working on large and complex donor-funded programs. Demonstrated ability to focus on results and achieve impact in a very under-resourced and dynamic environment. Understanding of larger policy goals and how they impact program management. Ability to respond to changing situations with patience and flexibility. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and gain the respect and confidence of host country counterparts, staff, and clients. Experience working in a post-conflict environment. Strong interpersonal communications and team-building skills, including negotiation and reconciliation skills. Ability to mentor, motivate and empower the performance of team members and counterparts. Excellent written and oral communications skills in English and proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. As this is a field-based position located in Juba, South Sudan, there will be travel to field locations. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. TO APPLY: apply online at https://jobs- fhi360.icims.com/jobs/14834/technical-advisor%2c-teacher-education- specialist/job?mobile=false&width=910&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false &jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240. Vacancy no: 14834

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DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Director of Education. Project Description: The Room to Learn (RtL) South Sudan is a five-year USAID-funded project being implemented by a team headed by Winrock International, with Family Health International (FHI 360) as a major partner for the education component of the project. The goals of RtL are to: a) improve and expand safer education services, especially to the most disadvantaged populations; b) enhance relevance of education and promote learner well-being; and c) strengthen quality and management at the county and payam levels to support basic education. FHI360 is seeking a Director of Education to provide overall technical expertise on the expansion of equitable education services and well-being and stability components. Provides technical support and guidance to staff and partners in the region and in country offices. Implements and monitors technical strengthening initiatives. Works with communities and partners to maximize local capacity. Overall management and implementation of education program activities. This includes, but is not limited to: planning and budgeting, budget execution and financial management, human resource management and development, communication and coordination with donor agencies and NGOs supporting development of education. Manage program-related budgets, supervise staff, oversee program implementation, provide technical assistance. Ensure coordination of Education Team activities with all Room to Learn areas (community engagement, monitoring and evaluation, grants and operations and security). Liaise in a timely and consistent manner with all RtL directors. In particular, ensure education activities are closely integrated with community engagement activities, including gender and emergency preparedness. Engage in regular communication and coordination with key home office staff on technical and project management issues. Strengthen the technical quality of education programs and the capacity of staff to implement the high quality programs. Define strategic direction and ensure high quality education programming, including the annual work planning process; Engage with the Ministry of Education and development partners to integrate education: formal and alternative education system teacher/ facilitator and head teacher training; well-being; PTA training, school development planning, material development and other education activities. Evaluate programmatic effectiveness and provide technical assessment reports. Responsible for writing FHI 360/RtL deliverables - Quarterly Reports, Annual Reports, and other technical reports, with input from technical team, for review by FHI 360 Home Office and final submission to client. Build capacity of education authorities to deliver education and increase access to underserved groups. Strengthen capacity of NGOs to serve as master trainers for PTA and school-based trainings. Other related responsibilities as may be required to meet project's technical needs. REQUIRES: Masters in one of the following or related fields: Education, Education Planning, Education Policy, Education Management or other relevant field. Experience with literacy or TESOL programs or a degree in literacy/ TESOL preferred. Minimum of five (5) years field management experience in Africa, and eight (8) years of experience in development programs. Five years' experience in developing countries, conflict- affected. Experience and facility with rapidly changing project designs. Preparation of work plans, budgets and other key project documents. Experience with Do No Harm programming a plus. Knowledge and practical experience developing standards for assessment systems, including for student learning outcomes, teacher performance, and school performance. Knowledge of USAID project management, evaluation procedures and standards, and requirements. Knowledge of education policy issues that affect student learning. Knowledge of all technical and management aspects required to develop reliable and meaningful assessment tools that can inform teacher practice as well as policy direction. Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English. Sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in South Sudan. Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. TO APPLY: apply online at https://jobs- fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15080/director-of- education/job?mobile=false&width=910&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false &jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240. Vacancy no: 15080

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CHIEF OF PARTY, HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM
EGYPT

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries. IREX seeks a Chief of Party to manage a USAID-funded Egypt Higher Education Partnerships Program. The program seeks to strengthen Egyptian higher education institutions and enhance their ability to develop a globally competitive Egyptian workforce by supporting 15 to 20 partnerships between universities, technical colleges, and the private sector in Egypt and the United States, and to provide technical assistance to the Egyptian public higher education system. The Chief of Party will be responsible for the overall leadership, management and implementation of the Program. The position is contingent on funding. SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide vision and strategic direction for the program. Develop and implement a plan of activities to meet program objectives. Initiate and manage the different types of partnerships that will be developed to ensure the program's success and sustainability, with a focus on partnerships with higher education institutions and the local private sector. Serve as primary liaison with USAID and the government of Egypt. Coordinate with local, regional and international organizations active in the higher education sector and in the economic growth sector. Manage and mentor project staff. Coordinate with the IREX home office. Oversee project budgeting and ensure budget discipline. Oversee monitoring, evaluation and reporting on program activities. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a master's degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Public Policy, Higher Education, Administration, International Development or a relevant field from an internationally recognized university. Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the successful implementation of higher education and/or human and institutional capacity development programs. At least 5 years of international experience leading capacity development programs that involved collaborative design and implementation across multiple institutions. Proven leadership in the administration of similar sized international donor technical assistance projects, or universities and technical colleges with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision and budgeting. Demonstrated expertise in higher education development areas, including human capital development, private investment in higher education, curriculum & research, and/or development of higher education policies. Partnership experience between academia (universities), private business, and/or government. Excellent interpersonal skills including conflict resolution abilities; and a demonstrated ability to hold staff accountable for quality outputs and results. Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including governments, private sector, higher education institutions, donors, etc. Excellent project management and organizational skills. Experience working in the private sector is preferred. Demonstrated understanding of the education sector in Egypt a plus. Must be fluent in English, proficiency in Arabic a plus. TO APPLY: Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. If you are creating a new profile you need to do so and then go back in to apply for a position. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

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DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

FHI360 is seeking a Director of Education to provide overall technical expertise on the expansion of equitable education services and well-being and stability components. Provides technical support and guidance to staff and partners in the region and in country offices. Implements and monitors technical strengthening initiatives. Works with communities and partners to maximize local capacity. REQUIRES: Masters in one of the following or related fields: Education, Education Planning, Education Policy, Education Management or other relevant field. Experience with literacy or TESOL programs or a degree in literacy/ TESOL preferred. Minimum of five (5) years field management experience in Africa, and eight (8) years of experience in development programs. Five years' experience in developing countries, conflict-affected. Experience and facility with rapidly changing project designs. Preparation of work plans, budgets and other key project documents. Experience with Do No Harm programming a plus. Knowledge and practical experience developing standards for assessment systems, including for student learning outcomes, teacher performance, and school performance. Knowledge of USAID project management, evaluation procedures and standards, and requirements. Knowledge of education policy issues that affect student learning. Knowledge of all technical and management aspects required to develop reliable and meaningful assessment tools that can inform teacher practice as well as policy direction. Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English. Sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in South Sudan. Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff. TO APPLY: apply online at https://jobs- fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15080/director-of- education/job?mobile=false&width=910&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false &jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240. Vacancy no: 15080

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HEALTHCARE PROGRAM SPECIALIST
ETHIOPIA

Nuru International is seeking a Healthcare Program Specialist in Ethiopia. Desired Start Date: Mid-March 2015; Experience: 1-2 years; Employment Type: 2 year full-time role with benefits. Overview: Nuru's plan to address our partner communities' preventative health needs is central to our overall, holistic and integrated solutions. The Healthcare Program Specialist will partner with local Ethiopian staff to carry out the design and start-up phase of the healthcare program's co-created model under the guidance of the Healthcare Program Manager. Specific Responsibilities: Help design the healthcare program model for Nuru Ethiopia during the Program Planning Process (PPP). Work with Ethiopian team to build out effective and efficient processes and supervise daily activities. Recruit, mentor and train Ethiopian staff as partners in the execution of all program activities. Work closely with the Ethiopian staff to meet strategic program milestones, address challenges and maintain successful impact measurement systems. Facilitate capacity building and professional development with Ethiopian Healthcare staff. Collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team to design, implement, and refine effective monitoring and evaluation systems for Nuru Ethiopia's Healthcare Program. Maintain strong communication and relationships with the community, Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders at all times. Co-create a financially sustainable and scalable budget, monitoring expenses closely, and mentoring local staff on budget management. Ensure healthcare programs are truly sustainable, scalable, and create impact. Maintain thorough documentation of programmatic decisions and achievements. Maintain clear and consistent communication channel with the Nuru International Healthcare Program Strategic Advisor. Translate Nuru's development philosophy and methodology to operations on the ground. REQUIREMENTS: Master in Public Health or related field preferred. Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences, Health Education or Social Work with equivalent experience required. At least 1-2 years of experience managing healthcare programs in resource poor communities. Community development experience including some experience creating systems and facilitating capacity building. Significant prior experience living and working in a resource poor country required, preferably in an African context. Ideal candidate would be familiar with Ethiopia and Amharic, not a requirement. Experience with behavior change communication programs preferred. Solid quantitative skills, experience with Excel and budgeting skills. Strong work ethic and commitment to organization's mission. Advanced leadership, interpersonal communication, management and team building experience. Effective crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving skills in uncertain environments. TO APPLY: Please apply by uploading your resume/CV and cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. http://www.nuruinternational.org/careers/. Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. United States work authorization required.

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BD ASSOCIATE
WASHINGTON, DC

Futures Group International has posted an opening for a Business Development Associate who will be a member of the Business Development Department supporting the business development efforts of the Centers of Excellence at Futures Group, with a primary focus on proposal coordination. REQUIRES: Two or more years of previous experience in proposal development required. Experience with USAID/other international donors highly preferred. Proven ability to successfully manage the full proposal development process. Demonstrated organizational and writing skills and attention to detail are essential. Must be able to work under tight deadlines, with multiple/ simultaneous bid efforts, and across time-zone challenges. Background in international health and/or democracy and governance, agriculture, economic growth, education, or food security preferred. Bachelors or Master's degree (degree relevancy a plus). For more information and to apply visit www.futuresgroup.com (click on Careers). Vacancy no: 993

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DIRECTOR OF NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
WATERTOWN, MA

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. Program Overview: The New Business Development department is responsible for developing new business opportunities for Pathfinder International and securing funding from governments and other multi-lateral donors such as United Nations agencies, the World Bank, the Global Fund, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and others. Position Purpose: The Director of Business Development is Pathfinder International's senior staff responsible for developing new business opportunities and securing funding from governments and other multi-lateral donors (e.g., UN agencies, World Bank, Global Fund). The Director focuses effort on US Government donors - particularly USAID and CDC (which represent the majority of organizational funds). The Director reports directly to Pathfinder's Senior Vice- President. S/he identifies and negotiates strategic partnerships with international and local (i.e., target country) non-profit and for-profit agencies and organizations. S/he identifies major new funding opportunities, with a focus on large-scale RFA/RFPs (typically $20 million to $50 million). The Director works closely with other senior headquarters and field staff to make strategic decisions on funding affecting program strategic directions and partnering opportunities. S/he also manages the entire proposal development process, typically working on 3-5 major bids at any one time. The Director identifies skill sets needed to respond to each RFA/RFP, and assembles and leads multi- disciplinary teams composed of high level organizational managers and technical staff (from both inside and outside Pathfinder). S/he also works closely with headquarters financial management and contracting staff on budgeting and cost proposal development. The Director works with HQ departments and field staff to conduct strategic planning and represents Pathfinder to donors and outside agencies. S/he supervises a team of five staff as well as contracted consultants. Key Responsibilities: With the Senior Vice President, works with senior staff at headquarters and in the field to plan, conceptualize, and coordinate global program development activities. Leads Pathfinder's proposal development process including responses to competitive bids, focusing on US Government RFAs and RFPs. Plays a major role in program design. Utilizes extensive contacts and relationships with outside organizations to identify partnership opportunities. Negotiates partnerships with international and local organizations, develops Scopes of Work (SOWs), and reviews teaming agreements. Manages Pathfinder's involvement in Indefinite Quantity Contracts. Reviews and edits technical proposals for reproductive health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health. Works closely with International Recruiter and HQ Human Resources Department to create job descriptions for new positions and recruit staff for competitive bids. Develops management and staffing plans for project proposals. Forms and coordinates multi-disciplinary teams composed of high level technical staff. Identifies outside consultants, develops SOWs, and manages consultants. Supervises a team of five staff as well as contracted consultants. Continually identifies and explores new donors and funding opportunities. With headquarters F&A Department, ensures that Cost Proposals are in line with Technical Proposals and adhere to donor regulations and RFA guidelines. Provide HQ representation for country programs to USAID, MOHs, international and local partners, other donors and organizations. Represents Pathfinder International at conferences and meetings, builds and strengthens relationships with partners, outside organizations and donors. Stays abreast of current issues, emerging trends and research in international family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and MCH. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree in related field preferred, or appropriate combination of Bachelor's Degree and significant relevant professional experience (including field experience). 5-10 years' experience working abroad, preferably on USAID-funded projects. End-to-end experience leading and developing USAID proposals, including a clear understanding of how to strategically read an RFP, key roles and responsibilities on a proposal development team, and proven capacity to deliver high quality, winning proposals. Strong knowledge of international family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health and other related issues. Excellent oral and written communication skills. In-depth knowledge of US Government donor agencies (e.g., USAID, CDC, State Department, etc.). Knowledge and experience with European Commission funding mechanisms, and those of other countries (e.g., DfID). Knowledge of the PEPFAR program. Knowledge of USG and USAID rules and regulations. Strong program management and staff supervision skills. Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects. Ability to establish solid working relationships with customers, program management, technical staff, and diverse staff in various other business areas of the organization. Ability to quickly and convincingly build a network of contacts in a relatively short period of time, often in new countries and missions. Ability to analyze and distill critical information from mission strategy statements, concept papers, etc. Accomplished networker with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple, complex pursuits. Ability to speak across a range of technical issues that may be outside his or her personal area of expertise. Ability to exercise sound and timely judgment and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Able to set and work with demanding deadlines, inspire colleagues to adhere to deadlines, and adapt to changing work priorities to fulfill the organization's immediate and long-term needs. Advanced computer skills, especially with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook) Adobe Acrobat (PDF software) to produce high-quality, well-formatted documents with tight turnaround times. Proven ability to establish strong, productive relationships with outside agencies. Excellent diplomatic skills and ability to perform well under extreme pressure. Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% time. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in writing proposals for US Agency for International Development (USAID), other US government agencies (i.e. CDC) and/or other donors highly desirable. Additional competency in French, Arabic, or Portuguese helpful, but not required. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/. Deadline: 1/31/15. 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.

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SENIOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR
WATERTOWN, MA

Pathfinder International is seeking a Senior Program Development Advisor in Watertown. Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health and rights. 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 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. Program Overview: The New Business Development department is responsible for developing new business opportunities for Pathfinder International and securing funding from governments and other multi-lateral donors such as United Nations agencies, the World Bank, the Global Fund, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and others. Position Purpose: The Senior Program Development Advisor will work with the New Business Development team, other headquarter departments, Washington, DC based staff, Pathfinder country offices and partner organizations to develop or support the creation of high-impact and winning proposals, as well as provide technical assistance to Pathfinder country programs, as needed. The Senior Program Development Advisor, in collaboration with Director of New Business Development, will work to position Pathfinder before opportunities are announced by gathering critical country knowledge and staying up-to-date on donor trends and country priorities. The Senior Program Development Advisor will work closely with the proposal manager and cross-divisional teams to serve as technical lead and/or lead writer to develop an understanding of the proposal technical components requirement; identify win themes; write and/or review proposal outlines and logical frameworks; draft the entire, or selected technical sections of proposals; integrate the full proposal to ensure one coherent voice; write or review personnel, management, and institutional capability sections; and review final documents to ensure clarity, consistency, and responsiveness. The Senior Program Development Advisor will participate in capture planning and work with the proposal development teams on trips to the field to gather insight and context first-hand. The Senior Advisor will also provide technical assistance as needed to ongoing programs. Key Responsibilities: Leads and/or supports the research, writing, editing, formatting and proofreading of technical materials for proposals and concept papers to solicited and unsolicited opportunities from donor organizations, and governments including but not limited to: USAID, CDC, DFID, World Bank, etc.; Leads proposal strategy, design, writing, and review sessions throughout the life of the proposal; Writes, reviews, and contributes to proposal outlines and logical frameworks; Works with New Business Development team to prepare material for proposals, including interviewing experts and/or reviewing and revising text prepared by experts; Reviews proposal pieces and final text for clarity, consistency responsiveness to RFP requirements, in preparation for review process and final production; Coordinates with Pathfinder staff and partner organizations to ensure all technical documents are complete and adhere to Pathfinder style guidelines; Travels to the field to establish relationships with the client, potential partners and/or local staff, gathers operational information and country context, and analyzes the competitive environment for considering Pathfinder's differentiators; Develops broad knowledge of Pathfinder's programs in order to be able to reflect successes and win themes throughout the written proposal; Provides technical assistance in area(s) of expertise; Conducts reviews of secondary source information to inform concept development; Drafts technical and supporting documents as needed including capability statements, implementation plans, and management plans; and Attends and participates in new business development and capture meetings. Basic REQUIREMENTS: M.P.H., or equivalent experience in international relations, development, journalism, or a related field; Minimum of 15 of work experience in the international development field; Strong background, knowledge and understanding of several of Pathfinder's key areas of technical expertise: reproductive health, family planning, gender, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, HIV prevention, health systems strengthening; Minimum 8 years of proposal development experience for USAID and other USG agencies; Demonstrated success in writing USAID proposals; Excellent writing and editing skills; Ability to evaluate and synthesize relevant scientific and health-related data or information accurately, and to work collaboratively with other content area experts; Capability to create compelling text while maintaining technical accuracy and adhering to strict page limitations; Previous project design experience strongly preferred; Proven flexibility to handle changing priorities and managing multiple projects and deadlines efficiently and without compromising quality; Experience living or working in developing countries that aids in the understanding of program context, field realities, and technical needs preferred; and Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally. Preferred Qualifications: Strong interest in global reproductive health issues; Proficiency in second language is desirable. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about- us/careers/employment-opportunities/. Deadline: 1/31/15. 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.

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PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR
WATERTOWN, MA

Pathfinder International is seeking a Program Development Advisor. Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health and rights. 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 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. Program Overview: The New Business Development department is responsible for developing new business opportunities for Pathfinder International and securing funding from governments and other multi-lateral donors such as United Nations agencies, the World Bank, the Global Fund, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and others. Position Purpose: The Program Development Advisor will work with the New Business Development team, other headquarter departments, Washington, DC based staff, Pathfinder country offices and partner organizations to support the creation of high-impact and winning proposals, as well as provide technical assistance to Pathfinder country programs, as needed. Under the guidance of the Sr. New Business Development Advisor, the Program Development Advisor will work to position Pathfinder before opportunities are announced by gathering critical country knowledge and staying up-to-date on donor trends and country priorities. The Program Development Advisor will work closely with the proposal manager and cross-divisional teams as technical lead and/or lead writer to develop an understanding of the proposal technical components requirement; identify win themes; write and/or review proposal outlines and logical frameworks; draft the entire, or selected technical sections of proposals; integrate the full proposal to ensure one coherent voice; write or review personnel, management, and institutional capability sections; and review final documents to ensure clarity, consistency, and responsiveness. The Program Development Advisor will participate in capture planning and work with the proposal development teams on trips to the field to gather insight and context first-hand. Key Responsibilities: Supports the research, writing, editing, formatting and proofreading of technical materials for proposals and concept papers to solicited and unsolicited opportunities from donor organizations, and governments including but not limited to: USAID, CDC, DFID, World Bank, etc.; In collaboration with Sr. New Business Development Advisor and Director of New Business Development, supports proposal strategy, design, writing, and review sessions throughout the life of the proposal; Writes, reviews, and contributes to proposal outlines and logical frameworks; Works with New Business Development team to prepare material for proposals, including interviewing experts and/or reviewing and revising text prepared by experts; Reviews proposal pieces and final text for clarity, consistency responsiveness to RFP requirements, in preparation for review process and final production; Coordinates with Pathfinder staff and partner organizations to ensure all technical documents are complete and adhere to Pathfinder style guidelines; Travels to the field to establish relationships with the client, potential partners and/or local staff, gathers operational information and country context, and analyzes the competitive environment for considering Pathfinder's differentiators; Develops broad knowledge of Pathfinder's programs in order to be able to reflect successes and win themes throughout the written proposal; Provides technical assistance in area(s) of expertise; Conducts reviews of secondary source information to inform concept development; Drafts technical and supporting documents as needed including capability statements, implementation plans, and management plans; and Attends and participates in new business development and capture meetings. Basic REQUIREMENTS: M.P.H., or equivalent experience in international relations, development, journalism, or a related field; Minimum of 6 of work experience in the international development field; Strong background, knowledge and understanding of several of Pathfinder's key areas of technical expertise: reproductive health, family planning, gender, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, HIV prevention, health systems strengthening; Minimum 3 years of proposal development experience for USAID and other USG agencies; Demonstrated success in writing USAID proposals; Excellent writing and editing skills; Ability to evaluate and synthesize relevant scientific and health-related data or information accurately, and to work collaboratively with other content area experts; Capability to create compelling text while maintaining technical accuracy and adhering to strict page limitations; Previous project design experience strongly preferred; Proven flexibility to handle changing priorities and managing multiple projects and deadlines efficiently and without compromising quality; Experience living or working in developing countries that aids in the understanding of program context, field realities, and technical needs preferred; and Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally. Preferred Qualifications: Strong interest in global reproductive health issues; Proficiency in second language is desirable. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about- us/careers/employment-opportunities/. Deadline: 1/31/15. 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.

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VICE PRESIDENT, OPPORTUNITY DEVELOPMENT
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 Opportunity Development team contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart and innovative partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Growing and diversifying our revenue streams and discovering promising new economic models; Turning present and yet unimagined opportunities into revenue to fund our mission; Growing Pact's portfolio; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization's ability to think and act strategically at all times; and Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise. Position Purpose: The Vice President of Opportunity Development reports to the Chief Global Engagement and Strategy Officer and is a member of Pact's senior management team. The VP of Opportunity Development leads the organization's revenue generation in order to fund its mission to build empowered communities, effective governments and responsible private institutions that give people an opportunity for a better life. In this critical leadership position, the VP will facilitate team spirit and promote the organization and its culture through excellent internal and external relationships and communication. This position has responsibility for the design and implementation of a comprehensive development strategy that grows both restricted and unrestricted funding. This will require the coordination and integration of existing development efforts and initiatives with Pact's major donor - the US government - as well as development of new strategies to expand these efforts and engage with other donors including other bilaterals, multilaterals, foundations, corporations and other private donors. The Vice President, Opportunity Development will be a member of and an advisor to the senior management team and is expected to work cross-functionally to manage revenue development activities throughout Pact on a global scale. Key Responsibilities: Leadership: 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. Partner in advancing the mission and serve as a standard bearer of organizational philosophies and behavioral competencies. Build and lead a highly competent team of skilled professionals. Strategy: Establish an overarching, comprehensive opportunity development strategy to increase restricted and unrestricted funds with cross-functional buy-in and support from other DC-based departments and our country offices with well- identified metrics to determine both short- and long-term success. This strategy will touch upon multiple avenues of revenue generation. Design and implement a realistic plan to accomplish organizational revenue targets. Position the organization for growth and prepare a diversified pipeline which offers a viable and sustainable long-term funding horizon. Build and maintain strong partnerships with all Pact departments and country offices. Business Operations: Develop effective policies and efficient procedures around resource development efforts. This includes assessing and evaluating current systems and - if needed - upgrading these systems to accommodate a growing range of donors. Cultivate, network and manage key relationships with donors in the US and abroad, gathering intelligence on upcoming funding opportunities. Cultivate, solicit, and steward support from corporate partners, family foundations, foundations, and high- net worth individuals to meet annual fundraising goals. Articulate Pact's value proposition and programs, researching and listening to corporate/ foundation needs and aligning programs to their interests, preparing grant proposals, and engaging corporate/ foundation staff and corporate/ foundation board members to cultivate and solicit support for Pact. Lead Pact's individual fundraising strategy and efforts. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree; Demonstrated success in raising significant funds from various funding sources including, but not limited to: USAID, DFID, other US government agencies, other bilateral donors, multilateral donors, high-net worth individuals, corporations and foundations. Passion to expand Pact's nascent corporate and foundation donors and diversifying and growing Pact's private funding. Commitment to social justice, global development and Pact's mission and values. Proven ability to translate strategy into tactical implementation in the area of resource development. Knowledge of resource development tactics and strategies as well as direct experience executing within a global organization, preferably with the complexity of a multi-site and/or multi- functional structure. Skilled at working in a fast-paced environment. Evidence of successfully meeting ambitious targets. History of working effectively with senior leadership and Board members when required. Preferred Qualifications: 20 years of experience in progressively responsible business development leadership positions, or other relevant experience. Master's Degree. Demonstrated experience in building out a resource development division and/or implementation of a diversification strategy. Working knowledge of one or more of Pact's programmatic areas. Demonstrated familiarity with non-profit international development landscape. Experience in more than one country. Experience building, partnering and maintaining excellent relationships with a variety of donor organizations, corporations, foundations, etc. Curiosity, drive humility, passion and purpose. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0130. 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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INFORMATION MANAGER
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

CARE is seeking a talented Information Manager to facilitate communication flows to ensure that CARE South Sudan, CARE International, decision-makers, and key external stakeholders (including CARE implementing partners, donors, and disaster affected communities) receive the information they need during an emergency response in a timely way and in a format and language that is adapted to the target audience. Expected Travel: up to 20%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Short Term Contract; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. This will require strengthening and streamlining existing information management systems to respond to vastly increased time-critical information demands from internal and external stakeholders. A key responsibility of the Information Manager is to ensure that the Program Quality Coordinator, Assistant Country Director for Programs, the Country Director, and CARE International decision-making staff and other relevant stakeholders can make decisions based on sound analysis thanks to the ready availability of timely and credible information. Primary Responsibilities: Information and Data collection and coordination: Work closely with Program Quality (PQ) Sector Advisers to produce written and possibly communications products with accurate and compelling information that results in optimal understanding of and financial support (institutional funding) for CARE South Sudan's work. Information management system: Lead the regular compilation and comprehensive research of data from a host of sources to develop situation reports (SitReps), fact sheets, and a range of other key documents on a regular basis for the Country Office (CO) and CARE International (CI) members to stay abreast of the latest information across the country and particularly within our areas of operation. Proposal design and writing: Work closely with PQ Sector Advisers (WASH, Food Security and Livelihoods, Gender Based Violence (GBV), Gender, etc.) and State Coordinators, Program Quality Coordinator, and Emergency Coordinator, Assistant Country Director for Program to develop concept papers and proposals based on the emergency assessment outcomes, donor interest and emergency response strategy. PRIMARY SKILLS: 3-5 years humanitarian aid experience. People skills; Communication skills; Works with integrity and trustworthiness; Resilience/ Adaptability and flexibility; Awareness and sensitivity of self and others; Well-planned and organized work style; Knowledge of CARE policies and procedures (CARE Emergency Toolkit (CET), Humanitarian Accountability Framework (HAF), etc.), Sphere and Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) standards, Red Cross/NGO Code of Conduct. Requires general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in information technology computer skills. Language skills appropriate to the country context. Prior experience of setting up streamlined information management systems for a humanitarian agency during an emergency response. Ability to undertake research under potentially difficult and sensitive conditions. Awareness of potential sensitivity of information in the context of CARE's emergency response and ability to differentiate between information for internal versus external audiences. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 527. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT ADVISOR, SIFPO 2
WASHINGTON, DC

PSI is seeking a Knowledge Management Advisor, SIFPO 2 in Washington, DC. RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage the production and dissemination of reproductive health related publications, including research papers, reports, and summaries to internal and external target audiences. Collect, analyze, write, edit and package, in a variety of formats, technical knowledge, lessons learned, and best practices for sharing with external target audiences. Identify and direct a wide range of knowledge-sharing activities that support and advance the use of FP/RH technical and programmatic knowledge from PSI programs, such as contribution to online communities of practices, as well as PSI network members' use of current best practices in the FP/RH field. Draft, review, and copy-edit written materials, such as technical briefs and case studies. Design and develop presentations as needed. Coordinate technical consultations on key FP/RH topics in partnership with other PSI staff and partners. Provide general knowledge management and document management support to the RH department in order to strengthen technical support provided to PSI network members. Support RH Research advisors in the synthesis of programmatic data and research findings for dissemination to internal and external target audiences. Create and disseminate a semi- annual project newsletter. Develop and organize FP/RH content for PSI's internal knowledge sharing web platforms, including updating FP/RH information on PSI's intranet. Facilitate the development of content for and production of the RH department's quarterly technical update to PSI network members. Contribute to the semi-annual and annual report process through writing, editing and compiling project information. Design, coordinate and support monthly webinars for technical knowledge sharing among staff across the PSI global network. Write content for external relation needs such as blog posts or publication announcements. Coordinate program engagement and representation in conferences and events, including submitting abstracts, compiling documents, delivering and supporting presentations, and staffing booths. Collaborate with PSI's External Relations and Communication (ERC) Department, contributing to consistent RH messaging and communications and updating of PSI's FP/RH related webpages. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in public health, health communication or related field preferred. Minimum 4 years' experience developing and implementing health knowledge management programs. Experience with knowledge management, knowledge sharing, and health communication models and approaches. Experience in the reproductive health/ family planning field. Familiarity or experience with health knowledge and information dissemination through technology platforms. Excellent English communication skills, oral and written; French language skills are a plus. Experience working in a developing country. Creative thinker with a strong attention to details. Ability to work independently. Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks and short deadlines. Ability to travel up to 15% of the time. Successful candidates will be customer service oriented, exhibit excellent communication and interpersonal skills; have proven problem solving ability; be able to work efficiently and quickly under pressure; be able to prioritize and perform multiple tasks; and have the ability to work with minimal supervision and follow through on assignments. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated interest in international health and development issues. STATUS: Exempt; Level 6. TO APPLY: Please apply online at www.psi.org. PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/pv7fm5g.

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CAPACITY BUILDING SPECIALIST, P&R PROJECT
ARLINGTON, VA

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. TRG is seeking a Capacity Building Specialist, P&R Project. The Preparedness and Response (P&R) Project: Diseases of serious concern are emerging from wildlife populations in regions of the world where humans, wildlife, and livestock are increasingly in contact. To protect human populations from pandemic disease outbreaks, public health systems must radically alter their approaches to disease detection, response, control, and prevention. The goal of the Preparedness and Response Project is to enable national governments to establish and strengthen the systems, policies and practices for the prevention, detection, response and control of emerging disease threats, and especially zoonotic diseases. Specific objectives of the project are to: Catalyze and support the establishment and strengthening of One Health Platforms (multi-sectoral groups at national level of government that meet together regularly to coordinate and collaborate to improve the health within each sector and for the prevention and control of zoonotic diseases). Initiate and support the development, testing and implementation of national preparedness plans. This position is dedicated to the P&R project which is scheduled to expire in September 2019. Primary Role and Responsibilities: 1. Apply organizational development, training, facilitation and related skills and experience to support the establishment of multi-sectoral teams to address pandemic threats. 2. Assist in the design and facilitation of simulations and field drills that train national and regional staff on outbreak response procedures and approaches. 3. Collect and analyze data to determine resource and capacity building needs of National One Health Platforms. 4. Contribute to the design and facilitation of a wide range of P&R workshops and conferences at national and regional levels. 5. Participate in institutional assessments of national organizations to identify human resource needs and capacity building priorities. QUALIFICATIONS, Abilities, and Education Requirements: Education: Master's degree or equivalent education/ work experience in a related field (i.e., organizational development, adult education, international development, international or multicultural communication, international business, or management). Experience: A minimum of seven to ten years of full-time work experience as an internal or independent organizational development practitioner. Experience should include organizational development, management and leadership training, training needs assessment, coaching, and/or related activities. Significant experience with international development/ health programs required. Key Skills: Demonstrated comfort, confidence, and effectiveness providing OD and training services for diverse client groups in a broad variety of settings. Ability to function effectively in complex, multi-stakeholder environments in international development. Ability to listen, absorb, and synthesize, either orally or in writing, the key themes from data gathered in interviews, background documents, and group discussions. Ability to design and facilitate multi-phase processes supporting effective collaboration across partners and stakeholders. Ability to quickly learn the technical language, key issues, and concepts related to the Emerging Pandemic Threats program. Strong writing skills. Willingness and ability to travel extensively, primarily to Africa and S. E. Asia. Preferred Skills and Experience: Life and/or work experience in developing country settings; Familiarity with USAID Funded projects and programs; Fluency in French. TO APPLY: If you are interested in applying for this position, visit our website www.trg- inc.com to find out more information about our company. Please send your resume and an original cover letter to hr@trg-inc.com. Please put "P&R Capacity Building 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 M/F/D/V. 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.

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INFORMATION OFFICER/SPECIALIST
WASHINGTON, DC

Macfadden is seeking several Information Officers/ Specialists to provide information support to USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance. USAID/OFDA provides humanitarian assistance for the U.S. Government (USG) in response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. As part of a regional team based in Washington, D.C., or serving on disaster response teams in Washington or overseas, Information Officers/ Specialists monitor and report on humanitarian conditions and response activities. Information Officers/ Specialists produce a wide range of public and internal information products and are required to conceive and design charts, graphs, and other visual aids. Willingness to serve on extended international deployments (up to eight weeks or more at a time) to disaster zones, including conflict-affected areas, often on short notice, is required. Travel ranges from 30 to 50 percent of the year. QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills and have exceptional attention to detail. Candidates must be flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances and have the ability to work under tight deadlines in an extremely fast-paced and collaborative environment. Foreign language ability preferred. Duties include but are not limited to: 1. Collect and synthesize information pertaining to humanitarian emergencies and response efforts, and draw upon that information to draft, edit, appropriately format, and disseminate a wide range of internal and external information products in Washington, D.C., and overseas. 2. Attend meetings in Washington, D.C., and in disaster zones and collaborate closely with information counterparts from other USG agencies, the U.N., and non- governmental organizations to ensure that all relevant humanitarian information is obtained and communicated to USAID/OFDA staff. 3. Upon the request of USAID/OFDA staff, gather information for or participate in field assessments, meetings, and site visits overseas. 4. Prepare talking points, memos, PowerPoint presentations, official cables, and other correspondence. 5. Assist with the preparation of agendas and briefings for official USG officials interested in humanitarian issues. EDUCATION: Master's degree in international affairs or related discipline. 2-4 years of work experience. SKILLS REQUIREMENTS: Working knowledge of and interest in humanitarian issues. Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills. Overseas experience. Great interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work well with others and meet deadlines in a challenging, fast-paced environment. U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance. TO APPLY: Please apply using the following link: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH14/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCFA&cws=1&rid=630. To be considered for this position, you must submit a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample; please include as attachments, to preserve formatting. The writing sample must be an original briefing memorandum of 350 words or less for senior USG officials describing humanitarian conditions and response activities in a specific country (outside the United States) following a natural disaster. Please include a word count at the conclusion of the memo. Applications without a resume, cover letter, and writing sample submitted by midnight on January 5, 2015, will not be considered; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. ABOUT MACFADDEN: Macfadden is an employee-owned, international professional services corporation that applies integrated information technology solutions and program/ project management expertise to help solve critical issues impacting the health, safety and security of the world around us. Since 1986, federal agencies have relied on Macfadden for mission critical support in the areas of international disaster response, development and humanitarian assistance, compliance and monitoring support, information management, and systems engineering and integration. Today, Macfadden provides innovative solutions that enable our customers to protect America's food supply more efficiently and bring medical breakthroughs to market sooner; rapidly respond to complex international disaster relief efforts; develop and maintain critical government IT financial systems and safeguard key government information systems. We support our customer's mission to help emerging democracies in Eastern Europe and Eurasia develop their economic infrastructures; help meet compliance requirements and improve transparency through effective records and information management programs; and help preserve many of our nation's most treasured historical documents through our data capture and digital conversion services. With more than 225 employees, Macfadden is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland with multiple client site operations worldwide including: Washington, D.C.; Chesapeake, VA; Birmingham, AL; and Beirut, Lebanon. When you work with a Macfadden employee-owner, you will be working with a competent, experienced professional who cares deeply about your success. That's what sets us apart and drives our commitment to our customers.

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CORRESPONDENCE ANALYST
WASHINGTON, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for a Correspondence Analyst, Executive Secretariat (ES), United States Agency for International Development. The recruitment for this career ladder position will start at the GS 9 grade with promotion potential to a GS 11 grade. Exceptional performance at the GS 9 and the ability to show potential at the GS 11 must be demonstrated during the employee's one year performance review in order for graduation from the GS 9 grade level to the GS 11 grade level to be granted. The GS 9 position is a non-exempt position and the GS 11 position is an exempt position. Duties for a GS 9/11 will be separated by a "/". For example, "assist/ manages" signifies that a GS 9 will "assist" with the duty in question, whereas a GS 11 would "manage" that particular duty. SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION: This position is located in the Executive Secretariat (ES) which facilitates and expedites the decision- making process within USAID and serves as the channel of communication between the Office of the Administrator/ Deputy Administrator and the Agency senior staff. The incumbent serves as a Correspondence Analyst responsible for providing support services in communications analysis, tracking, and quality control for the Administrator, Deputy Administrator, and other designated Senior Staff. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists in the/ Responsible for emailing the event information, with all pertinent background, to ES for assignment. Serves as the point person for receipt and appropriate disposition of all electronic briefing material, as well as for the daily talking points required for the Secretary of State's morning meeting. Serves as the liaison for National Security Council's Principal and Deputy Committee meetings. Assists with/ prepares a technical review of USAID-related correspondence prepared for signature of organization executives to assure consistency with agency procedures on completeness, timeliness and format standards. Provides assistance to staff to ensure that the tailored responses to inquiries from agency clients or interest groups on special matters are appropriate and in compliance with executive preferences and policies. Ensures that background and supporting information is provided in correspondence package. Provides/ Manages correspondence services for an organization with a mission that affects a wide range of operations in other agencies, a large segment of the public, or the business community. As necessary, coordinates with a variety of individuals inside and/or outside of the organization to determine the appropriate person for responding to incoming correspondence, based on personal knowledge of organizational programs, priorities, goals, and objectives. Assist in assigning/ Assigns action responsibility to the appropriate bureau or independent office for the preparation of the (full) response, designating the information and coordinating offices and bureaus. Establishes a due date for final reply, taking into account the degree of urgency, the estimated time required for collecting the necessary information and drafting/ clearing the response. Provides the action organization any special instructions deemed necessary for completion of the assignment. Monitors preparation of the final reply to assure that the established deadlines are met. Provides assistance regarding substance, format, style, clearances and negotiates submission deadline changes, as appropriate. Reviews outgoing correspondence prepared for signature by the Administrator, Deputy Administrator, or other designated USAID official. Ensures that the proposed outgoing reply (1) is responsive to the questions or issues raised in the incoming correspondence; (2) adheres to Agency policies; (3) is clearly and concisely written in a style and tone deemed acceptable for the signing official; and (4) has been properly cleared throughout the Agency. Ensures that basic tracking and status information are input into the Agency Correspondence Tracking System, that overdue and problem cases are brought to the attention of the supervisor, that required records are kept, and that copies of actions are properly distributed to concerned officials and to the daily logs maintained for selected Senior Staff. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The GS 9 position requires a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years of analytical experience (analysis, tracking, and quality control) OR a Master's degree and a minimum of 1 year of analytical experience; the GS 11 position requires a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of analytical experience (analysis, tracking, and quality control) OR a Master's degree and a minimum of 2 year of analytical experience. Strong research, writing, and analytical skills are essential. Candidate must have strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Proficiency in the use of Google and the Microsoft Office Suite is required; experience in the use of data base applications is recommended. Candidates must be willing to work full-time. A Secret security clearance is required and must be obtained. REQUIRED LANGUAGE SKILLS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required: Strong oral and written communications skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals is required. The candidates must possess the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. REQUIRED MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required: The ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to reports and financial tracking systems is required. The candidates must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. REQUIRED REASONING ABILITY: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required: The ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form is necessary. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: None required. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The Program Analyst will work in a fast-paced environment in an active office. This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award. CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. TO APPLY: Please submit your resume online at https://careers-camris.icims.com. Application Deadline: Open until filled. CAMRIS is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
WASHINGTON, DC

Classification: Program Officer
Department: Business Development
Immediate Supervisor: Vice President, Business Development

AMIDEAST is seeking a Business Development Officer in Washington, DC. Working with other members of the Business Development team, the Business Development Officer is responsible for supporting the technical, cost and production activities of proposal development as well as ongoing budget review and approval. Priority of tasks is determined based on deadline requirements.

Description of Responsibilities:
Proposal Support:
• Recruit for Chiefs of Party and other proposed program staff, including identifying new candidates, negotiating salaries and compiling all necessary documentation.
• Project descriptions- writing, gathering info from contracts and the field.
• Various proposal tasks as assigned- charts, formatting resumes, proposal assembly, etc.
• Research tasks as assigned on clients, projects, etc.
• Writing tasks as assigned- capability statements, etc.
• Prepare the quarterly Win/ Loss Report for the Board of Directors.
• Assist in managing the shared drive proposal files.

Budgeting Support:
• Review solicitation requirements and advise the proposal team and field offices on the interpretation of specific costing requirements in collaboration with the Senior Pricing Analyst.
• Assist in preparing proposal budgets in collaboration with proposal teams.
• Write cost notes.
• Assist in ensuring headquarters, regional and country support costs are appropriately represented within each budget submission.
• Ensure completion and accuracy of cost and certification related proposal forms for client submission.
• Assist with managing the budget approvals process for field office budgets, including information checks, etc.
• Other duties and responsibilities as needed/ assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
• Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline.
• 1-3 years’ experience working on USAID, Department of State proposals including recruitment of staff and writing proposal sections.
• 1-3 years’ experience working in budget/ spreadsheet design and analysis.
• 1-3 years’ experience in international development assistance program pricing (may be concurrent with preceding item).
• Experience responding to USAID, Department of State and commercial solicitations.
• Proactive, self-directing work approach; High attention to detail.
• Strong communication and organizational skills.
• Ability to work within deadlines and frequently shifting priorities.
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
• Willingness to travel overseas.

Preferred:
• Work experience in an organization with a Middle East/ North Africa portfolio.
• Arabic and/or French language skills.

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirement via our online application system, https://apply.amideast.org/ATS_CLIENT/

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