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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: The system provides instructions for online application procedures. Closing date: 5/31/16. Vacancy no: CALL/P/2016/04



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 Closing date: 6/8/16. Vacancy no: EXT/F/16-31



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).

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 partners.
* 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 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.



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 Closing date: 5/16/16. Job Number: 10556



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 Subject: Vacancy number - Last name, First Initial. The application form is available at Closing date: 5/20/16. Vacancy no: ST- EO/03/16


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