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Democracy Building; Governance; Legal Reform; & Foreign Policy Jobs


Copyright 2014. All rights reserved. This information or any parts thereof may not be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of the Publisher. Lisa L. Hystad, Publisher.


MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the nation's leading advocacy organization for children's healthcare, has an excellent opportunity for an organized individual possessing fluency in a foreign language (preferably Spanish) and project management skills. This is a collaborative position that will forge Academy-wide international relationships with partners outside the United States, bridge departments throughout the Academy to coordinate international relationships and meetings, plus support the daily activities of the International Pediatric Association (IPA) and other partners. Responsibilities will include nurturing relationships with key partners from international pediatric societies and providing timely communication to staff members about relevant activities, meetings, and communications; act as key staff and provide management support for the IPA, including administrative support for the Executive Director, staff and organize annual meetings for various committees, develop and manage the IPA budget and financial reports, manage the membership program for IPA member organizations, and implement data and collection surveys of member organizations. Additional responsibilities include serving as a key staff contact for international activities at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition (NCE), including assisting international attendees at the meeting, developing agendas, and arranging meetings with AAP departments and international guests; manage meeting logistics for the NCE international reception and other events. REQUIRES: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in international studies, public health, business or other relevant discipline, or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience required; and at least 3 years' experience working in international programs and activities, including business development, relationship building, and event management. Experience working in an international health setting a plus. Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, project management and PC skills (Microsoft Office) required; demonstrated skills with diplomacy, protocols and a good understanding of international culture and social practices. Fluency in a foreign language required, Spanish is preferred. Travel (up to 40%, nationally and internationally) and some weekend work required. The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. Additionally, we are an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP was named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. TO APPLY: Interested candidates should reference position HR/IJO/495 when submitting their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: American Academy of Pediatrics, 141 Northwest Point Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, Fax# 847-228-5099 or E- mail: resumes@aap.org. http://www.aap.org EOE

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CONFLICT AND PEACE ADVISER
PARIS

The Organisation For Economic Co-Operation and Development seeks an Adviser who will be an experienced and senior expert with a track record of engaging with high level stakeholders in international organizations and partner governments. The Adviser will be able to lead thinking on conflict and fragility issues, including global policy debates, development practice and contributing to on-going processes such as the New Deal. The selected candidate will also support work-streams emerging from international forums, particularly INCAF and its associated Task Teams. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in political science, law, development studies, economics or another relevant area. A minimum of three years' experience in a national government or international organization working in a field relating to conflict/ fragility in developing countries. Knowledge of approaches to fragility including the New Deal for Fragile States and the international Peace-building and State-building goals. Experience working with diverse and senior level stakeholders, including government Ministers and leaders of international organizations. Please apply online at https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/joblist.ftl?lang=en. Closing date: 9/21/14. Job Number: 09425.

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ANTI-CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION ADVISOR
LIBERIA

AMEX International has posted an opening for a qualified Anti-Corruption Investigation Advisor to provide technical assistance and skills transfer to the Executive Committee and technical staff of the LNBA. REQUIRES: Professional-level knowledge in multiple areas of investigative techniques are preferred, including inquiry; data collection and analysis; search; inspection; surveillance techniques; record and document examination and analysis; tracking of assets; tasks such as working with appropriate agencies to freeze bank accounts; and custody or control of a suspect under investigation. Previous work experience with high-level enforcement agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation or a major metropolitan police department is highly desirable. For more information and to apply visit www.amexdc.com.

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ASSOCIATION/LEGAL PROFESSION EXPERT
LIBERIA

AMEX International has an opening for a qualified Bar Association/ Legal Profession Expert to provide technical assistance and skills transfer to the Executive Committee and technical staff of the LNBA. REQUIRES: A JD or equivalent level law degree from an accredited university in a common law country. Prior experience in bar association management and organizational development highly preferred. Experience with continuing legal education course and program development, and public communications and outreach development in developing countries, highly preferred. Must possess fluency in English, fully computer literate, and possess demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and inter-personal skills. For more information and to apply visit www.amexdc.com.

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DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS
AFGHANISTAN

The Aga Khan Development Network has posted openings for Development Professionals. S/he will work with AKDN agencies on: Strategy and policy development; Media and public affairs; Monitoring, analysis and review of current affairs; Review and communication of key programme initiatives; General management and operations; Liaise and network with multiple stakeholders; Programme Development. REQUIRES: An advanced degree preferably at the Master's Level: this might be in law, public policy, management, international relations, political science, or the social sciences. Prior experience in a supervisory capacity in managing staff would also be highly desirable. At least five to seven years of related experience in legal practice, public relations, finance, development, international relations, journalism, or a communications position preferably with some experience in an international context. A solid educational ability to carry out research and analysis. For more information and to apply go to www.akdn.org. Closing date: 9/13/14.

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POLICY PLANNING AND COORDINATION EXPERT
GEORGIA

MSI is seeking a Policy Planning and Coordination Expert. The USAID Good Governance in Georgia (G3) Program is generally tasked to improve transparency and accountability at all levels of government in Georgia, thereby reducing opportunities for corruption. It is expected to strengthen citizens' abilities to combat corruption and put into place stronger mechanisms that prevent opportunities for corruption to develop. For a maximum total 33 days of effort (29 working days in-country; 4 travel days) the Policy Planning and Coordination Expert working in close coordination with the senior management of the Chancellery of the Government of Georgia. REQUIRES: 7-10 years of experience in policy planning, strategic planning and analysis, including practical experience in consultancy on policy planning/ strategic planning. Proven experience in conducting similar types of activities identified in this statement of work. Experience with technical assistance projects in Central and Eastern European countries is essential. Graduate degree in public administration. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

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PROGRAM QUALITY AND LEARNING MANAGER
GOMA, DEM REP OF CONGO

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

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STATE COORDINATOR
MALAKAL, SOUTH SUDAN

CARE is seeking a talented State Coordinator whose aim is to ensure high quality implementation of CARE's program in Upper Nile State in the most effective manner possible. Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time. In particular to make every effort to ensure that the Program objectives/ outputs are achieved according to the work plan, the donor's requirement and within the contracted project period. Primary Responsibilities: Project design and implementation; Program support and security; Contract and financial management; Personnel management; External relations. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum relevant Master's degree or graduate with significant relevant experience. At least 7 years' experience working in conflict/ post conflict context, preferably in Africa. At least 4 years' experience in a program management setting, with demonstrated experience in line managing staff. Experience in managing a program of similar size/ complexity. Demonstrated experience in gender analysis and women's empowerment. Demonstrated experience in humanitarian programming in conflict environments. Strong understanding of humanitarian accountability and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). Demonstrated experience in program assessments, problem analysis and program design. Demonstrated experience working within insecure environments. Team player, who is able to develop strong collaborative relations across the organization, in both the program and program support departments. Strong advisory skills, and proven ability to support field teams to improving the quality of programming. Strong gender and conflict analysis skills, and the ability to articulate and design programs using a rights based approach. Preferably the incumbent also has a strong grasp of CAREs Unifying Framework for understanding the underlying causes of poverty and vulnerability. Proven budgeting and financial management skills. Ability to develop and articulate program ideas related to Peace building, governance and civil society. Demonstrated ability to advise and coach field staff. Ability to work and live under difficult conditions. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 406. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

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EARLY GRADE READING COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION PROJECT
NEPAL

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

CHIEF OF PARTY
NEPAL

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

COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION ADVISOR
NEPAL

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

EDUCATION ADVISOR
NEPAL

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

MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST
NEPAL

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

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR
NEPAL

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

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PROJECT TO ADDRESS EXPLOITATIVE CHILD LABOR
ETHIOPIA

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

PROJECT DIRECTOR
ETHIOPIA

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

MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER
ETHIOPIA

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

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
ETHIOPIA

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

SOCIAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST
ETHIOPIA

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

VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND EDUCATION SPECIALIST
ETHIOPIA

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

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND LIVELIHOODS SPECIALIST
ETHIOPIA

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

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RESIDENT DIRECTOR
GEORGIA

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Resident Director to implement programs to build the technical skills of elected officials at the national and local levels in several areas to enhance the accountability and effectiveness of elected bodies. Specific areas of focus include 1) improving communication and coordination between elected officials and party structures at the national and local levels; 2) increasing the capacity of individual members, party factions and coalitions to develop, debate and oversee implementation of public policy; and 3) expanding communication with constituents and citizen groups. Other program elements within this portfolio include helping partners design and implement activities to expand the participation of women and other historically disadvantaged groups. In addition, supporting public opinion survey research and international election monitoring activities will continue to be important components of the NDI Georgia program. This position will be based in Tbilisi, and may require travel throughout the country. This position will have supervisory responsibility for the design and implementation of all NDI programs in Georgia. The Resident Director will also represent NDI to the government of Georgia, the US Embassy and USAID, Swedish Embassy and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs). In addition, the NDI Resident Director will serve as the Lead Coordinating Partner (LCP) to USAID to facilitate coordination among USG implementers funded under this award. Candidate will also be responsible for the overall management of the office, to include financial and human resource management. Close coordination will also be expected with NDI-Washington, including day-to-day contact with the Washington-based staff that provides oversight for field activities. Primary Responsibilities: Oversee, in collaboration with Tbilisi-based staff, the design and implementation of NDI's programs and consultations with parliamentarians and councilors, parliamentary staff, civic and governmental/ political leaders; Provide day-to-day management and oversight of local and expatriate professional and support staff in the field office; Maintain relationships with key partners in civil society, government and the donor community; Oversee the development, review and timely submission of program-related materials, including regular reports that describe activities, measure and evaluate program results, and report on political developments in Georgia that may affect program outcomes; and Ensure adherence to NDI-DC, donor/ funder and as applicable, Georgian government policies and procedures, ensuring the integrity of all financial transactions. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a field of study related to political science, public administration, international development, or international affairs; graduate degree highly preferred. Minimum fourteen (14) years substantive political experience, including working for elected legislative and/or parliamentary bodies, political parties and politically active non-governmental organizations. Familiarity with survey research a plus. Experience in program management, especially implementing USAID-funded programs. Candidates should possess solid performance management background, including program planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation skills to ensure management for development results. Strong analytical skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with senior political and civic leaders as well as members of the donor and diplomatic community. Ability to work with competing political groups and understand complex political dynamics is key. Ability to communicate skills and experience to others as a trainer, advisor and consultant. Excellent interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability for public speaking, writing and reporting in English. Experience in living and working overseas and an ability to work in a transitioning political environment is highly desirable, particularly previous experience in former Soviet/ Eastern bloc countries. Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired. Comments: Applicants must be willing to travel to Washington at their own expense for an interview. Salary is commensurate with experience. A generous benefits package is provided, including an in-country housing allowance. Employment is contingent upon approval by USAID. Contingent on funding, position is available mid-summer 2014. TO APPLY: Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. NDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/cgfhtzw

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PROGRAM OFFICER: LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN
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POLITICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER
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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-GENERAL FOR
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PARIS

E T CONSULTANT
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DESK OFFICER - MIDDLE EAST & NORTH CAUCASUS
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M&E ADVISOR
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DIRECTOR, PEACEKEEPING FINANCING DIVISION
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CHIEF OF SERVICE
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POLICY ANALYST, INVESTMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND
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PARIS

JUNIOR POLICY ANALYST - WATER GOVERNANCE INITIATIVE
PARIS

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE COORDINATOR
MIAMI, FL

ATTORNEY
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PARIS, FRANCE

OFFICER, BUILDING INTEGRITY
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAMME OFFICER
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HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER (PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT)
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POLITICAL / ELECTORAL AFFAIRS OFFICER
NEW YORK

CHIEF, POLICY AND BEST PRACTICES SERVICE
NEW YORK

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SENIOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER
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POLITICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER
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