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SENIOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST
The International Labour Office seeks a Senior Relations Specialist (P-5) in Geneva.
The Senior Relations Specialist will be responsible for determining priorities, planning,
organizing and coordinating the work developed by ACTRAV and the ILO in the
region, with a special focus on the activities related to workers' organizations. He/she
will plan, schedule the work of and oversee the performance of ACTRAV's Specialists
in Workers' Activities in the Regional Offices as well as liaise with the Programme
Officer for Workers' Activities for the region in the Turin Centre. The Senior Relations
Specialist will provide advice to senior ILO officials on main trends, challenges and
policies and coordinate the provision of services to the region's members of the
Workers' Group represented in the different institutional settings. REQUIRES:
Advanced university degree in economics, labour law, public administration, industrial
relations, political science or other relevant field. At least ten years of professional
experience at national level, in dealing with issues pertaining to relations, actions and
programmes of workers' organizations, of which at least seven years at the international
level in a senior position. TO APPLY: Please visit ILO's e-Recruitment website at:
erecruit.ilo.org. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
Closing date: 5/31/16. Vacancy no: CALL/P/2016/04
DIRECTOR, LEGAL AFFAIRS
The World Trade Organization seeks a Director (Grade 11) in Geneva. The incumbent
will lead the Legal Affairs Division, which is primarily responsible for assisting dispute
settlement panels and arbitrators in resolving trade disputes between WTO Members.
The Division is also responsible for providing legal advice on WTO agreements and
other issues of international law and the law of international institutions as they may
arise to the Director-General (DG) and the WTO Secretariat, to the Dispute Settlement
Body (DSB) and other WTO bodies and, as appropriate, to WTO Members.
REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in law, including studies in public
international law and international trade law. Should be licensed or be eligible to be
licensed to practice law in at least one municipal jurisdiction. At least fifteen years as a
legal practitioner in either the public or private sectors, including considerable practical
experience in trade law and trade litigation. Extensive management experience with
broad supervisory responsibilities in a legal environment is required, as is extensive
practical experience with dispute settlement mechanisms. TO APPLY: Please visit our
website at http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/vacan_e/vacan_e.htm. Closing date:
6/8/16. Vacancy no: EXT/F/16-31
CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
RTI's Governance and Economic Development Division pursues innovative approaches
and builds on best practices to create the foundation for and to promote democratic governance and economic
development. Working alongside global partners, public institutions, the private sector, and civil society, we
help build more effective, accountable, and responsive institutions and policies at the national, regional, and local
levels of government. We believe an integrated approach using cross-sectoral strategies-incorporating service delivery and
the social sectors, such as health and education-achieve the best results. Our clients include U.S. Agency for
International Development (USAID), U.K.'s Department for International Development (DFID), World Bank, and the
Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
WASHINGTON, DC OR RTP, NC
RTI is recruiting for a mid-level professional to serve as a Capacity
Development Specialist. This position will assist in supporting RTI's growing local capacity development (LCD) work within the
Governance and Economic Development (GED) team. This support will include developing and delivering trainings on
a broad range of organizational development (OD) areas for local partners, facilitating organizational
assessments, adapting or delivering new training tools, and helping to document RTI's progress in strengthening the skills of
local partners. In addition, the Capacity Development Specialist will also support business development through
assistance in writing, leading or contributing to proposals that include capacity building components.
The ideal candidate will have strong experience in directly building the
capacity of local partners (preferably on USAID funded project) through training and/or mentoring in a range of areas: financial
management, human resources, institutional governance, leadership, project management, M&E and strategic
planning. S/he will be a self-starter that can work autonomously with little direction but will also have exceptional
collaboration, communication and writing skills in order to support colleagues within and outside the GED group. S/he will
work closely with the Capacity Building Advisor in order to fulfill capacity building needs among projects, be
flexible to support a variety of tasks as needed, and be extremely motivated to grow RTI's work in this area.
This position may be based in RTP, NC or Washington, DC and will report to RTI's Capacity Building Advisor.
Responsibilities for the Capacity Development Specialist will include but
not be limited to:
* Provide LCD technical assistance to a variety of GED projects, either
working directly with local partners or with
project teams to ensure adequate support.
* Ensure implementation is in compliance with RTI, donor and project-specific policies and engages partners in interactive and consultative ways in order to gain the buy-in of local
* Technical support will likely involve a combination of guidance, training,
facilitation of organizational assessments, and development of strategies and institutional strengthening plans.
* Support the Capacity Building Advisor in developing or revising RTI tools
and training staff on their use in order to build the capacity of partners in innovative ways and increase RTI's
ability to measure increases in capacity.
* Support business development efforts on LCD, assisting RTI proposal teams
in crafting LCD designs and writing portions of proposals. Other proposals may require a more direct
lead in pursuing bids that contain heavy capacity building components.
* Support marketing of RTI's LCD work, both internally and externally. This
may involve crafting or collecting success stories, compiling data, and developing brochures, newsletters or
other content in order to promote RTI's success in this area.
* Conduct research around LCD issues, as needed.
* Provide project management support, as needed, on projects or Task Orders
that are capacity building focused.
* Master's degree in Social Science, Community Development, Organizational
Strengthening or relevant field with at least 9 years of experience in the international development field
and at least 3 years LCD-related experience; OR Bachelor's degree plus 3 additional years of experience.
* Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in using LCD tools such as pre-
award surveys, OCA-like assessment tools, and institutional strengthening plans.
* Proven ability to assess capacity building interventions and recommend appropriate activities to develop skills
and promote organizational learning and change.
* Experience in developing trainings for local institutions that cover a
broad range of areas across financial management, HR, M&E, project management and USAID rules and regulations.
* Exceptional writing skills and experience in contributing to proposals.
* Strong organization, planning, communication, and presentation skills.
* Superb collaboration, diplomatic and interpersonal skills.
* Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently, perform under pressure, and
work with diverse staff.
* Internationally savvy and culturally astute.
* French or Spanish language skills strongly preferred.
* Ability to travel internationally up to 25% of the year in order to
provide technical support to projects.
To Apply: Interested applicants should submit a current CV with contact
information via www.rti.org/job16898. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon
as possible. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. RTI is proud to be
an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
JUNIOR POLICY ANALYST - BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY ADVISORY
The Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD is looking for a Junior
Policy Analyst, to develop and help implement a strategic, co-operative and forward
looking dialogue with the OECD that will lead to the formulation of highly relevant
policy recommendations for Governments. Under the direct supervision of the
Secretary-General of BIAC, the selected person will work closely with high level
associations and business leaders from BIAC's member organizations to identify,
develop, and formulate policy recommendations across business sectors in OECD and
non-OECD countries. H/She will provide direct advice and support to the BIAC
Secretary General on policy matters, as well as represent the views of BIAC and its
membership at the OECD and in international fora at all levels. REQUIRES: An
advanced university degree in a relevant discipline, such as economics, international
relations, or political science. At least two years' experience in policy areas covered by
the portfolio, if possible with management responsibilities. Comprehensive knowledge
of issues in the committee portfolio. Significant experience in interfacing with
governmental and intergovernmental bodies at the highest levels. Please apply online at
https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/joblist.ftl?lang=en. Closing date: 5/16/16. Job
The Organization of American States has posted an opening for an Investigator (P-3) in
Washington, DC. The key accountabilities of the Investigator are (A) investigations into
allegations of criminal, civil, and administrative violations and (B) quality assurance
and improvement (QA). REQUIRES: First University Degree (Bachelor) in Law or any
other related field issued by a duly accredited institution and 7 years of relevant
experience related to investigations at national and/or international level. Proficient in
Spanish and English (read, write and communicate). Experience or knowledge of the
OAS mandates and priorities as related to the area of work and/or the dynamics of the
Inter-American agenda and system. Professional designation such as Certified Fraud
Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA),
Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA), or Certified General Accountant (CGA). TO
APPLY: Applicants must submit electronically the following documents: OAS
Application Form (Form 60); Cover Letter: describing the reasons for which you want
to work at the General Secretariat of the OAS; and Resume (Curriculum Vitae). The
documents must be submitted by e-mail as attachments to email@example.com
Subject: Vacancy number - Last name, First Initial. The application form is available at
http://www.oas.org/EN/PINFO/HR/job.htm. Closing date: 5/20/16. Vacancy no: ST-