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The United Nations seeks a Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer is sought in New York. The incumbent will be responsible in supporting the Division and Branch in diverse aspects of public administration, people engagement in public policy, public accountability and public governance for development strategies, in supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in public administration, public affairs, political science, international relations, economic affairs, social science, development studies or a related field is required. A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in areas of governance, public administration and development policies is required. Supervisory and management experience is desirable. Experience in sustainable development and international development issues are desirable. Experience in government or international organizations in the areas of public policy making for sustainable development is desirable. Closing date: 8/12/16. Apply online at: If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email:, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference vacancy no: 56863.



The United Nations seeks a Senior Legal Officer in New York. Duties: Serves as a recognized expert in one or more areas of concentration, and independently handle a wide range of multi-discipline, highly complex, and often sensitive and/or conflicting legal matters involving issues relating to international, public, and administrative law, to include interpretation and application of instruments in that area of concentration. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in international law. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in international law, including legal analysis, research and writing is required. Experience and a thorough understanding of the United Nations system or other similar organization is desirable. Publications on topics of public international law are desirable. Participation in activities of learned international law societies and experience with lecturing on topics of public international law is desirable. Closing date: 8/12/16. Apply online at: If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email:, Fax: 1-917-367-0524. Reference vacancy no: 61759.



Visionary Consulting Partners seeks FOUR (4) Development Credit Investment Officers to support USAID's Development Credit Authority (DCA). Duties will be performed offsite. Performance starts on/about May 15, 2016 to September 30, 2016. The Development Credit Authority (DCA) structures and issues partial credit guarantees to encourage private capital lending to creditworthy but underserved borrowers throughout the developing world. These guarantees, which typically cover 50% of realized loss, enable USAID to leverage private sector wealth for sustainable economic development. Since 1999, the DCA has supported over 450 risk-sharing guarantees and has made available over $4.4 billion in private financing to more than 200,000 entrepreneurs around the world. The guarantee is a flexible tool that can be applied to a wide range of development projects and are available to virtually any type of lender seeking to deploy debt capital into the markets in which USAID programs operate.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: The selected candidate will join the DCA team in supporting the annual re-estimate process. Every year the financial condition of each active transaction in the DCA's portfolio must be reassessed to accurately provision for potential defaults (losses). As part of this process, the financial condition of each partner must be reviewed, analyzed and re-estimated. DCA seeks a consultant to perform financial statement analysis and re-estimate support.

EXPECTED DELIVERABLES INCLUDE: Re-estimate analyses will require the review of DCA partners' financial condition and will include the following steps to complete:
*Review and understand the auditor's opinion on the financial statements. If necessary, investigate qualified audit opinions.
*Search the internet for any reports of fraud or other wrongdoing.
*Spread the most recent financial data into the relevant re-estimate spreadsheet.
*Analyze the financial condition of the entity and provide a brief write-up of that condition, highlighting financial metrics of interest and including any changes from the prior year.
*Make a recommendation as to any change to the risk score based on the analysis.
*Discuss work with the DCA Office as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: The ideal candidate will possess the following:
*Knowledge of financial analysis and financial statements; *Ability to interact with USAID staff and clearly present the re-estimate findings; *Ability to read and interpret financial documents in SPANISH, French, or Portuguese is preferred; *Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; *Strong written and oral communication skills; and *Exceptional interpersonal, problem solving, and time management skills.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: The following application materials must accompany applications: CV and a writing sample - analysis of a financial institution's or other businesses' financial statements.

TO APPLY: Write Position # VCP-E3DC1508 or # VCP-E3DC1509 or # VCP- E3DC1510 or # VCP-E3DC1511 on the subject line. Please submit all required documents listed above to Also include your salary history utilizing Form AID 1420-17 as part of your application. The form can be found at Only finalists will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please. Applications Accepted through July 25, 2016. Visionary Consulting Partners, LLC is a woman-owned, Equal Opportunity Employer.



The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is a nonprofit scientific and charitable organization founded in 1996 whose mission is to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world. IAVI will help advance the development of an AIDS vaccine by: 1) Adding value to the HIV vaccine field by identifying opportunities and gaps in vaccine discovery and development where IAVI's capabilities can best be leveraged and add the most value, 2) Partnering to advance quality HIV vaccine candidates to the clinic, 3) Ensuring that investments in HIV prevention and AIDS vaccine R&D remain central to the public policy and international health and development agendas by serving as a voice for the field in partnership with stakeholders and donors. IAVI is a young, dynamic and mission-driven organization, and the work environment is fast-paced and intellectually stimulating, relying on the good cheer and high level of collaboration amongst its committed staff members.

IAVI is recruiting for a Program Coordinator to serve as primary point of contact and key relationship manager for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) on the implementation of a new and transformative Africa-centered model of global partnership to Accelerate the Development of Vaccines and New Technologies to Combat the AIDS Epidemic (ADVANCE). Funded by USAID under a new $160 million cooperative agreement, this flagship initiative will dramatically accelerate development of a safe and effective HIV vaccine.

The Program Coordinator will play a critical implementing role for this new program, maintaining comprehensive financial, program and technical knowledge related to the full scope of activities under the cooperative agreement. He/she will coordinate the development of annual USAID workplans and reports, serve day-to-day project management needs across the ADVANCE Leadership Team, provide technical and implementation support to the Project Director (IAVI President & CEO, Mark Feinberg, MD, PhD) and other senior leaders on the project, and maintain strategic communication and regular contact with USAID. In support of the ADVANCE Leadership Team, this position will also play an important facilitating role for strategic alliances and co-funded activities with other funders and external research collaborators, including partners at the Wellcome Trust, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other US Government agencies involved in vaccine research, for example.

This position resides in the Executive Office of IAVI's Research & Development (R&D) Department, as part of the R&D Portfolio Management and Operations Team. This team has responsibility for integrating IAVI programs with organizational strategy, which provides a unique opportunity for the Program Coordinator to engage with all aspects of IAVI's R&D program. He/she will report to the Executive Director, R&D Portfolio Management and Operations, and work closely with the Executive Director for Global Public Giving, located in IAVI's External Relations Department. As noted above the Program Coordinator will collaborate closely with IAVI's President and CEO and other individuals across the organization, including especially IAVI's East Africa Office in Nairobi, Kenya, as well as key staff in Finance & Administration.

Key Responsibilities:
Maintain comprehensive financial, program and technical knowledge related to the full scope of activities within ADVANCE, including collaborating with colleagues across IAVI departments (R&D, Finance & Administration, External Relations) and working closely with IAVI regional offices in East Africa and India
Serve as primary point of contact for USAID program managers and relevant stakeholders
Serve day-to-day project management needs across the ADVANCE Leadership Team and provide technical and implementation support to the Project Director (Dr. Feinberg) and other senior leaders on the project
Maintain primary responsibility for coordinating development of annual workplans for implementing USAID-supported activities, reporting on the implementation of these activities and executing the daily coordination of and strategic communication for ADVANCE
Coordinate and communicate with research collaborators and donors on strategic alliances and discussions on co-funded activities

Experience and Skills:
Master's or PhD degree in a relevant discipline (biological sciences, business, management, economics, law, international relations, public health or a related area)
At least 8 years of professional experience coordinating, managing or implementing biomedical research projects
Demonstrated broad understanding of vaccine research and development program, including necessary elements of epidemiology, clinical and field vaccine trials, project management, financial management, knowledge management, strategic coordination and communication
Demonstrated experience as project manager with a strong eye for detail, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to take initiative as new situations and opportunities arise
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to prioritize and produce high quality work under challenging deadlines
Good interpersonal skills with proven ability to develop relationships and work collaboratively in teams with others from a range of disciplines and cultures
Professional experience interacting with US Government agencies, advocacy groups, policymakers, local collaborators and host governments is preferred
Experience using Microsoft Office and knowledge management programs

To apply:



The Organisation For Economic Co-Operation and Development is looking for an experienced Senior Advisor to head the OECD Jakarta Office and support the GRS Director and Head of the Southeast Asia Division to promote the active participation of Indonesia in OECD's work and to support OECD collaboration with other counterparts in Southeast Asia. REQUIRES: Advanced level degree in economics, law, international relations or related areas. Minimum of eight years' experience in dealing with international economic co-operation in an international organization or public administration. Demonstrated experience in interacting with senior stakeholders, including government officials, social partners, academics and experts working in the Organization's fields of interest. A solid grasp of economic policies and knowledge of the economic context of the region covered. Experience of working in or with countries in Southeast Asia would be an advantage. Please apply online at Job Number: 10640. Closing date: 7/6/16.



The United Nations Relief and Works Agency has posted an opening for a Social Development Specialist in Amman. The incumbent of this post is responsible for providing support and assistance on a range of issues including the effective engagement in social policy dialogue with UNRWA stakeholders, primarily for programme development, within the Department of Relief and Social Services, advocating for increased public resource allocation and budgeting towards the social sector and developing a framework of assistance for UNRWA's support to decreasing social marginalization within the Agency's Protection Framework. REQUIRES: A university degree from an accredited educational institution in Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, Public Health Policy or related disciplines. At least six years of relevant professional work experience preferably with a UN or donor agency, including two years of international experience outside one's home country. Fluency in written and spoken English language. TO APPLY: Applicants are invited to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a completed UN Personal History Form (PHF). The PHF is available in PDF or MS WORD Format and can therefore be down-loaded or printed out. Completed PHF's and CV's can be sent by: email to: or fax to: (+972 8) 677 7694 mail to: Head Recruitment Section, UNRWA/HQ Gaza via UNRWA HQ Amman, PO Box 140157, Amman 11814, Jordan. Closing date: 7/6/16. Vacancy no: 16-HQ-AM-27



The United Nations seeks a Deputy Director, Programme in Nairobi. Duties: Support the Director in the management and administration of the Division: undertake and supervise the day-to-day management and administration of the Division; serve as officer in charge in the absence of the Director; coordinate with the relevant offices on handling of management and administrative issues and for delivery of programmatic outputs and services. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in international law, international environmental law or in a related area. A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in development and implementation of international law with emphasis on international environmental law or related area is required. Proven management skills including funding and human resources management. Years of relevant experience at the international level, five of which should be at the United Nations will be an added advantage. Apply online at: If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email:, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No. Closing date: 8/5/16. Vacancy no: 56631



The International Labour Office seeks a Cooperative Policy and Research Specialist (P- 4) in Geneva. Duties: Analyze and assess the contribution of cooperatives and SSEEOs to sustainable development goals and in particular to SDG 8 to "promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all". Formulate policy advice for ILO constituents and cooperative movement on cooperatives and other SSEEOs. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in economics or other related social sciences field such as political science, sociology, international relations, business management; A degree in cooperative development or social economy would be considered an advantage. Eight years of experience at the national level or five years at the international level. At least three years of experience working with cooperative enterprises and other SSEEOs. Experience working in a developing country would be considered an advantage. TO APPLY: Please visit ILO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures. Closing date: 6/30/16. Vacancy no: RAPS/2/2016/ENTERPRISES/01



The OECD is looking for a dynamic and visionary leader to head the Secretariat of MOPAN, providing strategic and technical guidance to the Network to best leverage its mission and profile its work more strategically within the international development arena. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in economics, international and development affairs, political science or public administration. A specialization in organizational development would be an asset. At least ten to fifteen years' senior-level management experience in setting strategic policy targets on international development issues acquired in a multilateral and/or bilateral agency. Significant track record of engagement in policy-making and international co-operation. Experience of working with or in a multilateral organization and field-level experience through a bilateral or multilateral organization in the area of development co-operation would be advantages. Experience in evaluation and/or social research. Very good knowledge of current international policy issues and a proven record of operating at a senior level within a political decision-making environment. Please apply online at Closing date: 6/30/16. Job Number: 10553.



The World Trade Organization seeks a Legal/ Economic Affairs Officer (Grade 6) in Geneva. Duties: Service meetings of the WTO African Group, including making arrangements for meetings, drafting and circulating agendas, disseminating relevant documentation, and assisting the Chair of the Group on any issues related to the African Group. Assist in preparing documents, background papers, briefs and reports relating to trade in Africa, as well as monitoring the different events/ initiatives with respect to trade policy and development in Africa. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in International Trade law, Economics or a related field is required. Minimum two years of relevant experience including work experience with or in Africa is required. Evidence of having undertaken some research work on issues related to trade and development in Africa is required. A good knowledge of issues of interest to the African countries in the multilateral trading system; good knowledge of WTO legal instruments and agreements. TO APPLY: Please visit our website at Closing date: 6/30/16. Vacancy no: EXT/F/16-40



World Learning seeks a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded youth and civil society project. Per USAID contract requirements, the expected period of performance will be 2-5 years depending on candidate citizenship. Recruitment contingent upon successful award of the project. The Chief of Party will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the project and will serve as World Learning's principal institutional liaison to the donor and key stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual and seasoned director, able to work effectively and respectfully with individuals from diverse backgrounds, and experienced in supporting civil society and sustained youth engagement. Job Responsibilities: Provide overall leadership, management and direction for the project; In conjunction with USAID and World Learning HQ, determine annual priorities, develop work plans, and ensure project responds to changing political conditions and operating environment; Oversee program administration, implementation, and fiscal management; Serve as primary liaison with USAID, development partners, and government stakeholders; Ensure timely and quality support to USAID Mission; Oversee expedient and responsive grants under contract program; Oversee and monitor quality of organizational capacity development to local organizations, using customized capacity development tools and approaches to ensure measureable impact; Report regularly to World Learning HQ, providing timely updates of all situational and program developments; Ensure reports, work plans, and other project deliverables are timely and of high quality; Manage and supervise team of local staff and consultants. Required QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree from an accredited university in a field such as business administration, organizational development, political science, international relations, or other relevant field; Minimum 7 years of experience in civil society strengthening, organizational development, policy advocacy, youth leadership development or other related field, which includes project management experience, with strong financial and personnel management expertise; Proven ability to properly engage with diverse populations and stakeholders in accomplishment of project objectives; Understanding of the Macedonian political and civil society landscape highly desirable; Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations; Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status; Proven, excellent oral and written communications ability; Proven track record of donor coordination, other donors and stakeholders; English fluency required; Macedonian and/or Albanian language skills highly desirable. Please transmit: CV or resume not to exceed 2 pages; cover letter (in English) with the post title on the subject line explaining why you are best qualified for this position; and three references within the last 3 years with current contact information (phone, mail address and email address). Nationals of Macedonia or other Balkan countries are highly encouraged to apply. To apply, go to Open the job posting of your choice and click the "Apply" button. The system will guide you on how to register and submit your application. While WL would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest and responses, only applicants who meet all requisite criteria and are shortlisted will be contacted. No phone calls please.



The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons seeks a Conference Services Officer (P-2) in The Hague. Duties: Ensures the overall logistical coordination of the Sessions of the Conference of the States Parties and of the Executive Council, through development and application of related action plans, coordination with relevant divisions or branches (including OCS, ERD, and ISS, ISB, LSB), and through communications with external suppliers and meeting-facilities. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in International Relations, Political Science, Administration, Management or equivalent. A minimum of two years' experience regarding the planning, implementation and management of conferences and meetings (preferably in an international organization) with an advanced degree and four years with a first level degree. Demonstrated experience in the drafting and researching of texts. Knowledge of diplomatic protocol and procedures related to conferences and meetings. Please apply online at Closing date: 7/2/16. Vacancy no: E-PMO/CSO/F0070/P-2/27/05-16



The United Nations seeks a Social Affairs Officer in Bangkok. Duties: Participates in the analysis of social development issues in gender related areas at the global, regional and national levels; undertakes empirical research and analysis of trends and developments and related policy issues relevant to the Division's mandate, projects and initiatives; recommends proposals for inclusion in reports to intergovernmental bodies, member states, etc. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in sociology, economics, other social science or related field is required. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in socio economic development, policy analysis, sociological research or related areas is required. Experience in advancing gender equality and women's empowerment at the regional or international level is desirable. Experience with gender mainstreaming is an asset. Apply online at: If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email:, Fax: 1-917-367-0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No. Closing date: 7/11/16. Vacancy no: 60545



The United Nations seeks an Investigator in New York and Nairobi. Duties: Plans, organizes, conducts and manages investigations of alleged misconduct, malfeasance, mismanagement, fraud, corruption, waste of resources, sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and alleged violations of UN Rules, Regulations and pertinent administrative issuances. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in law, international law, criminal investigation, police studies or related fields. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in investigatory work is required. Experience with international investigation activities is desirable. Experience with an international or multilateral public institution is desirable. Closing date: 7/2/16. Apply online at: If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email:, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference Vacancy no: 59952.



The United Nations seeks a Social Affairs Officer (Gender) in Beirut. Duties: .Proposes, designs and carries out substantive research projects analyzing key trends and changes in socio-economic structures and related issues (e.g., gender mainstreaming, gender issues, SCR 1325, violence against women, women participation, employment, SDGs, etc.) at global, regional and national levels; assesses implications and develops proposals with respect to gender equality and the empowerment of women. REQUIRES: Advanced University Degree (Master's degree or equivalent) preferably in gender studies, sociology, economics, other social science or related field. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in socio economic development, policy analysis, sociological research or related area. At least three years of experience in gender issues in desirable. Closing date: 7/4/16. Apply online at: If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email:, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference Vacancy no: 59565.


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