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


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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, LAW AND JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, DC OR SAN FRANCISCO, CA

The Asia Foundation is currently seeking an Associate Director, Law and Justice. The Associate Director is a core member of the Governance and Law team and reports to the Senior Director of Governance and Law. The Associate Director provides intellectual and programmatic leadership for Foundation programs that take an interdisciplinary approach to advancing legal development and dispute resolution through both formal and informal institutions and processes. The Associate Director provides expert advice and assistance to Foundation field offices and the Governance and Law theme unit in designing and developing law and justice programs; supporting project implementation and review; raising funds for country-specific and regional law and justice programming; conducting or overseeing empirical research, surveys, and polls; promoting organizational learning; and raising the institutional profile of the Foundation through thought leadership and engagement with donors. In addition, the Associate Director serves as a source of information on relevant policy trends, research, and the perspectives and activities of external counterparts working on related issues. The position will be based in either San Francisco, California or Washington, DC and requires the ability and willingness to undertake frequent travel to Asia (between 25 and 50 percent of time, subject to availability of travel funds). The position is on a 1-year contract which may be extended based on mutual agreement. As with all positions at The Asia Foundation employment is at "will." REQUIRES: Education: Advanced degree in law or a relevant field. Experience and Qualifications: A minimum of 10 years' experience working to support law and governance programs, with at least 5 years focused on law and justice issues specifically. Candidates should be development professionals with extensive rule of law and justice sector expertise in areas such as strengthening and reform of formal and informal justice sector institutions, promoting alternative dispute resolution and community mediation, improving access to justice, protecting human rights (including through strengthened state responses), and security sector reform. Expertise in areas such as transitional justice, land tenure, legal aid, legal empowerment, commercial mediation, counter-corruption, and restorative justice or other aspects of justice and security programming is a plus. Experience developing and managing complex projects, including leading multi-disciplinary teams, and working with government and donor communities. Knowledge of USAID, DFID, DFAT, and other bilateral and multilateral program design principles and methods is required. Strong writing and communications skills are essential. Background in broader governance areas such as promoting accountability, transparency, participation and inclusion, institution building, and engaging civil society. Desirable Skills and Experience: Familiarity with the social, political, and legal contexts in South and/or Southeast Asia. Knowledge of the legal, political, administrative, and socio-cultural contexts of legal and institutional reform in Asia. Experience undertaking effective consultation with a wide range of national and international stakeholders on law, justice, governance and security issues. Prior experience working in South and/or Southeast Asia is preferred. Location: Washington, DC or San Francisco, California. Must be willing and able to travel to field offices in Asia between 25 and 50 percent of time. TO APPLY: The Asia Foundation offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. To apply please submit your application directly by visiting our website at www.asiafoundation.org/about/employment/ and selecting "Regular Employment." Please place your cover letter and resume in one document and submit it as an attachment. We will only consider applicants who apply online and provide a cover letter along with their resume. In addition, to be considered an applicant must submit their application prior to the deadline of 5:00 PM PST on January 15, 2015. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V. No phone calls, please.

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IMMIGRATION LEGAL COUNSELOR
LANCASTER, PA

Church World Service has posted an opening for an Immigration Legal Counselor who manages and completes cases, from start to finish, for an immigration caseload with a variety of family-based and humanitarian immigration dynamics, maintains documentation of services provided to clients, compiles and reviews case files, provides follow up on the status of applications filed on behalf of clients, and represents clients before USCIS and the Immigration Courts. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree required. Familiarity with US immigration issues and terminology and with DHS documentation as it relates to refugees, Cuban/ Haitian Entrants, parolees, asylees, and other immigrants. Experience with immigration representation and other areas of immigration law. Full or partial accreditation through the Board of Immigration Appeals or law degree is strongly preferred. Fluency in Spanish is preferred. Superior written and verbal communication skills are required. For more information and to apply please go to www.churchworldservice.org.

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SENIOR PROGRAMME DESIGN & ASSESSMENT OFFICER
LONDON OR LEBANON OR TUNISIA

International Alert is seeking a Senior Programme Design & Assessment Officer in London OR Lebanon OR Tunisia (dependent on successful candidate's work permit status). We are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter to join our growing Middle East and North Africa Programme. As a senior member of one of the fastest growing teams in the organization, you will be responsible for providing leadership that enables MENA teams to design innovative programmes, identify and secure funding, and improve existing programmes by measuring impact. You will be creative, innovative and entrepreneurial, tailoring your approach to the specific characteristics of each opportunity. You are knowledgeable about peacebuilding and international development; possess excellent writing skills, pay attention to detail and have a flair for grasping key ideas and actions through a combination of desk research and consultation with colleagues and partners. You will also have worked in the field, thus drawing on personal implementation and monitoring and evaluation experiences in designing new projects. To be great in this job you, first and foremost, have a talent for working with others to develop, frame, communicate and fundraise for programmes that combine conceptual and practical innovation, and have a clear and measurable impact on peace. In turn Alert will offer you the exciting opportunity to be involved with developing and expanding our presence overseas and be part of a team of peers working to strengthen the quality and impact of our peacebuilding. TO APPLY: For the full job requirements and an application pack (the person specification section of which will form the basis of short-listing), please visit http://www.international-alert.org/jobs. In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for. To apply, please send a completed MENA application form and MENA equal opportunities form to jobs@international-alert.org. Please note we do not accept CVs. As it is unlikely that we will be able to obtain a Work Permit for this role, all job applicants must already have the right to work in the UK OR Lebanon OR Tunisia. Closing date: Sunday 11th January 2015.

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NATIONAL DIRECTOR, JERUSALEM WEST BANK GAZA
JERUSALEM

World Vision is seeking a National Director, Jerusalem West Bank Gaza (JWBG). This is your opportunity to use your world-class leadership skills to play a key role in effectively improving the lives and futures of children and their families in Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza. In the role of National Director, you will lead World Vision's operations in JWBG, based in Jerusalem. You will also be a significant contributor to the broader global efforts of World Vision, currently working in nearly one hundred countries, helping around 100 million people in their struggle for better lives and futures for themselves and their children. The National Director will provide overall strategic and operational leadership for World Vision (WV) JWBG. The National Director will strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of the WV Ministry, in advocacy, development and relief/ emergency as an effective member of the Partnership in line with Twin Citizenship principles to ensure high ministry quality and high impact in the field; be accountable for all aspects of WV's work in the country. The National Director will ensure that WV's ministry is directly contributing to the sustained well-being of children and the fulfilment of their rights within families and communities. The National Director will represent WV to all media, donors, project partners, other WV Partnership offices and divisions, local government, church representatives and non-governmental organizations serving according to given Power of Attorney. We are looking for a visionary leader who can combine strong business disciplines with inspirational leadership skills in line with our Christian values and ethos. You will have a passionate desire to help others, especially children. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Provide leadership to leaders: specifically to the National Office (NO) Senior Managers and direct reports. Promote WV's Vision, Mission, Core Values and key Partnership Standards and practices among staff and partners and ensure these are the foundation of the office strategy and work. Represent WV and effectively manage the profile of WV JWBG and relationships with the Government of Israel, COGAT, the Palestinian Authority and any Governing Authority in Gaza. Manage relations with AIDA and the international community cooperating on areas of common interests while maintaining operational independence. Provide leadership and support to the Public Engagements Department in engaging the global partnership in international advocacy initiatives. Report to region and external stakeholders on a regular basis; participates in the strategic and operational coordination mechanisms (internal and external). SKILLS REQUIRED INCLUDE: University degree or qualification in a relevant subject with a focus on leadership, team management, project management or other relevant skills. 10 years proven experience with International NGOs/UN. Proven experience working in dynamic conflict zones. Ability to analyze complex political context. Ability to work under pressure and make key decisions that impact the safety and well-being of WV staff. Good knowledge of financial management and accounting principles. Understanding and experience of Arabic culture and values. Experience in managing integrated Relief/ Development and Advocacy programs. Proven experience in overseeing large Government grants, major private donors and/or complex multi-sectorial operations. Politically astute and well developed diplomatic skills (dealing with host government, state and non-state armed actors, donors and staff and WV Partnership). Proven skills in negotiation and ability to handle multiple demands from many stakeholders (networking). Must be a collaborator and team builder committed to the transfer of knowledge. Strong commitment to WV's vision, mission and core values. Responsible steward of resources and assets. Innovator and courageous, calculated risk taker. Fluency in English (written and oral) is required; knowledge of Arabic is a plus. Experience and/or clear understanding of National Board development process. Previous National Director Experience. Exposure to conflict and post-conflict contexts as well as interfaith dialogue. TO APPLY: If you believe you have the skills and leadership experience to fulfil this vital and challenging role that will enhance the lives of thousands of vulnerable children in Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza, we'd love to hear from you. Find the full description and apply online (https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/9FEC2C948F0A7A5588257DAA0048 4BEE?OpenDocument) by the closing date 16 Jan 2015. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org.

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CHIEF OF PARTY, OVC, KENYA
NAIROBI, KENYA

Pact seeks a Chief of Party (local candidates preferred) for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC. This position is contingent on award. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Kenya Country Director, the Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the project. She/he will supervise project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners. The COP position requires political savvy, as she/he will interact with numerous GOK institutions and senior-level national and county-level government officials. Key Responsibilities: Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements. Participate in the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs; represent Pact in negotiating with donors and partners. Manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports. Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources. Ensure compliance with HQ and USAID requirements, policies and regulations. Act as liaison to relevant donors and the local government. As relevant, manage all local grantmaking mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policy; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs. Provide training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations. Recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact HR policies; Oversee the management and development of project office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact's values are practiced. Preferred QUALIFICATIONS: At least seven years of experience in managing complex orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) programs, social services programs, and/or public health programs of similar scope and size is desired. At least seven years of experience as senior staff in at least three of the following areas: child protection, economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; social service systems strengthening; quality improvement/ quality assurance; M&E; and operations research preferred. At least five years international experience in development, managing, overseeing, or evaluating comprehensive social services programs of similar size and complexity, with USAID experience preferred. At least five years demonstrated skills and experience in partnership building, especially with the Government of Kenya, donors, private sector, NGO and local community organizations. At least seven years of experience in program management and administration, financial management, award cooperative agreement compliance, subaward management, and tracking project performance and costs. Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language. At least a Master's Degree in social sciences, public health, management, business administration, or a related field required. Strong management and communication skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, ability to create synergies where applicable, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0152. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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ECONOMIC STRENGTHENING/LIVELIHOODS SPECIALIST, OVC
NAIROBI, KENYA

Pact seeks an Economic Strengthening/ Livelihoods Specialist (local candidates preferred) for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC. This position is contingent on award. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Chief of Party and OVC Manager, the Economic Strengthening/ Livelihoods Specialist will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate to household economic strengthening activities. She/he will advise and support the OVC Manager and COP, providing technical direction to project implementation and ensuring the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements. She/he will take technical leadership role designing and promoting use of low-risk activities to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project. She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and state-of-the-art household economic strengthening approaches/ strategies that address the different levels of household vulnerability. Key Responsibilities: Ensure high-quality technical programming related to economic strengthening and livelihoods generation at the household level. Advise and support the COP and OVC Manager in providing technical direction to project implementation, including but not limited to providing input into and assure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met. Design and promote use of low-risk activities to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project. Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact and USAID resources. Provide regular written/ oral program progress updates, as requested. Any other tasks as assigned by COP or OVC Manager. Preferred Qualifications: At a minimum, a Master's Degree in commerce, economics, business management and administration or related field. At least five years of experience managing complex development projects, with least two of these years working in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya. During this period she/he should have been involved in the design, implementation, reporting and evaluation of evidence-based economic/ livelihood projects for vulnerable groups. Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub- national level. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0156. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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OVC MANAGER, KENYA
NAIROBI, KENYA

Pact seeks an OVC Manager (local candidates for preferred) for the proposed USAID- funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC. This position is contingent on award. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Chief of Party, the OVC Manager will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate to community and families, and ensure strong linkages with facility-level and other service delivery points. She/he will advise and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements. She/he will take technical leadership role in coordination with GOK, local community organizations, and other partners. She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and state-of-the-art social service delivery approaches. Key Responsibilities: Ensure high-quality technical programming related to community and families, through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements. Advise and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation, including but not limited to providing input into and assure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met and assist implementing partners/ grantees in setting up reporting and tracking systems to provide such information in an efficient and timely manner. Ensure effective coordination and communication between each partner organization. Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact and USAID resources. Ensure provision of management support and technical assistance to grantees on program design, budget/ work plan development, and M&E planning. Provide regular written/ oral program progress updates, as requested. Ensure that the most up-to-date information regarding the programs or initiatives shared via a range of mechanisms: including reports, newsletters, and the Internet. Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the COP. Preferred Qualifications: Eight years of experience implementing OVC programs in a development context, with five of these years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya. During this period she/he should have been involved with social services and or public health project design, implementation, reporting and evaluation. Experience at a mid- or senior level in at least three of the following areas: child protection, household economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; quality improvement; social service systems strengthening, including social services workforce; M&E; and operations research. Five years demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a team working with local community organizations, families and communities. At least five years demonstrated skills in project design, implementation and reporting, preferably for USG funded programs. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level. At a minimum, a Master's Degree in social sciences or related field. Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language. Strong writing skills about program activities, outcomes and impact. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0154. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR
ARLINGTON (CRYSTAL CITY), VIRGINIA

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for a Senior Policy Advisor (Foreign Service Limited), Bureau of Global Health, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, United States Agency for International Development (USAID/GH/PRH). Pay grade: FS2 (101,283 - $148,737). Duration of Assignment: Five years from date of hire as a Foreign Service Limited Appointment. POSITION: The Senior Policy Advisor is a member of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health's (PRH) Front Office team and plays a critical role in coordinating legislative and policy responses and initiatives for the Office. S/he helps ensure that these responses and initiatives are coherent, technically well-informed, consistent with the laws, policies, and norms guiding the Agency and the Office, and appropriate to family planning/ reproductive health (FP/RH) program implementation in developing countries. The Senior Policy Advisor builds and maintains a wide range of relationships and networks both inside and outside the Agency, which are essential to achieving policy consensus and creating a supportive environment for USAID's family planning and reproductive health program. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Senior Policy Advisor, working under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director, Office of Population and Reproductive Health will: Internal Policy Analysis, Coordination, and Guidance (50%): Coordinate PRH legislative activities and Agency and PRH policy activities, to include: Coordinate responses to new and ongoing legislative and political issues and policy- related inquiries from Congress, other parts of government, and external organizations, working together with senior Office and Bureau for Global Health (GH) leadership, the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA), Office of the General Counsel (GC), the Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL) and other technical colleagues within USAID as necessary. Facilitate preparations for Congressional briefings, including drafting talking points, position papers, and testimony for Agency and Global Health Bureau leadership. Participate in Congressional briefings when appropriate. Contribute to development of Agency and U.S. Government (USG) policy statements and guidance documents for FP/RH assistance, working closely with relevant USAID counterpart staff in GH, GC, LPA, and regional bureaus as well as counterparts in other USG agencies as needed. Participate in interagency discussions and working groups related to the integration of HIV/AIDS and family planning activities. Review internal program documents and USAID-supported technical reports for consistency with Agency and USG policies and programmatic priorities; and Stay current with global programmatic models and best practices for improving access to family planning information, services, and commodities, including integration with other health topics and development sectors. Stay current with international and national-level policies affecting access to voluntary family planning and consistency with Agency policy and program priorities. Lead an intra-agency, multi-disciplinary team of technical and legal colleagues that provides assistance to USAID mission staff to maintain compliance with applicable requirements and implement programmatic practices that promote voluntarism and informed choice of family planning, i.e., the Agency FP/RH Compliance Team. Lead the coordination of actions necessary for PRH and Agency compliance with abortion, voluntarism and informed choice legislative and policy requirements that guide U.S. foreign assistance and FP/RH assistance. Assist USAID missions to develop and implement systems for routine program monitoring for compliance with applicable requirements. Organize and conduct regular internal and external trainings and briefings on the USG abortion, voluntarism, and informed choice requirements. Interagency Policy Coordination and External Policy Communications (35%): Serve as principal day-to-day liaison with the State Department Office of Population, Refugees and Migration (State/PRM) on matters related to USG population policy; work with State Department and PRH colleagues on USG participation and support for the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals process, annual UN meetings such as the Commission on Population and Development and the Commission on the Status of Women, and other UN initiatives that include FP/RH components. Liaise with State/PRM and the State Department's Bureau for International Organizations on matters concerning UNFPA and serve as the Agency point of contact on UNFPA Executive Board matters concerning USAID programs. Lead a PRH team that implements strategic and technical collaborations with UNFPA headquarters programs. Lead and participate in bilateral and multilateral donor and private sector partnerships as needed. Participate on PRH Communications and Outreach Team, to collaborate closely with the Senior Technical Advisor for External Affairs and other PRH Front Office staff in all aspects of communications and outreach to outside groups involved in legislation and public affairs, including preparation of educational materials and reports for public dissemination. Represent PRH at external meetings and make presentations on USAID FP/RH policy and program priorities. Respond to and coordinate Freedom of Information Act requests and Office of the Inspector General program audits. Prepare and supervise drafting of speeches, briefing materials, policy memoranda, and analytical reports for senior USAID officials for both internal and external use. Supervision and Mentorship (15%): Supervise and mentor Population Reference Bureau Policy Fellow and other junior staff in the PRH Front Office. Includes fostering the Fellow's professional growth and ability to take on compliance-related projects on her/his own, as well as assisting the Fellow in pursuing technical interests within PRH. Contribute to and provide backstopping in other selected areas in line with special interests or areas of expertise, such as individual countries, technical working groups, multilateral agencies, or coordination with other donors. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have: Minimum qualifications for appointment to the foreign service at the FS-02 level. FS-02: A relevant Bachelor's degree plus eight (8) years of relevant experience in communications, analysis, and/or research related to population, family planning and reproductive health policy of which four (4) years is overseas professional experience (to include residencies and consultancies); OR a Master's degree in a relevant major such as policy sciences or international public health with specific relevant background in demography, international public health, economics and/or international development plus six (6) years of relevant experience of which four (4) years is overseas professional experience (to include residencies and consultancies); OR a Doctoral degree in a relevant major with five (5) years of relevant experience of which four (4) years is relevant overseas professional experience (to include residencies and consultancies). Familiarity with key actors in the policy arena. Knowledge of and experience with current issues in policy and program implementation affecting USAID's FP/RH programs in developing countries. Demonstrated superior oral and written communication skills. Capacity to work in and lead teams. Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines. Ability to negotiate sensitive issues with diverse audiences. Strong interpersonal skills. Willingness and ability to travel to developing countries up to 2 weeks/ trip for a total of 8-10 weeks/ year. U.S. citizenship required. Ability to secure a top secret security clearance required. Foreign language fluency, e.g., Portuguese or French, preferred. Employment Information: This position is offered as a Foreign Service Limited (FSL) appointment. FSL appointments are for five years. TO APPLY: Interested candidates should apply on or before the deadline at: https://careers-camris.icims.com. Application materials consist of a letter, a resume and at least three references, sent via email in email attachments in MSWord or as PDF files. The letter should be addressed "To Whom it May Concern" and should make specific reference to this position (Senior Policy Advisor, USAID Bureau for Global Health). The letters should be sufficiently detailed so that the committee reviewing the candidates will be able to make an initial assessment of the candidate's qualifications for the position and understanding of the assignment. Candidates should take care to include contact information (email or phone) so that they can be contacted for interview. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted. Application Deadline: January 2, 2015.

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SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR - SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA

CARE is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor in Dar es Salaam. Expected Travel: up to 40%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. CARE is a leading humanitarian and development organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on human rights, gender equality and women and girls. CARE works in a variety of contexts from protracted crises to stable development settings and recognizes that a good comprehensive assessment of the underlying drivers of food and nutrition insecurity point to poverty, gender inequity, non-inclusive governance, poor adaptation to climate change and the inability to manage other economic and political shocks and stressors. The importance of each of these factors will vary by context. To address these drivers, CARE pursues a two-pronged approach that focuses on a sequence of 'nutrition-specific' and 'nutrition-sensitive' interventions. Both pathways address humanitarian responses to acute shocks as well as developmental interventions that strengthen capacities and institutions to achieve food and nutritional security. Both pathways progress from externally derived support during emergencies, to household and community-led solutions, to systemic policy and institutional support for food and nutrition security solutions. The Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) Unit leads CARE's work globally in this important area and has the overall goal of ensuring that households, women, and girls/ children realize just and sustainable food and nutrition security(CARE Food & Nutrition Security Strategy 2014-2019). To achieve this goal, the FNS Team has four strategic objectives with three cross-cutting themes: SO1: Increase capacity to prepare for, respond to, and adapt to climate change and economic and political shocks and stresses; SO 2: Strengthen sustainable smallholder agricultural systems to improve food and nutrition security for producers, workers and consumers; SO 3: Improve nutritional status of women, infants and children; SO4: Promote good governance and rights to ensure equitable and sustainable food and nutrition security for women and marginalized/ particularly vulnerable groups. The cross-cutting themes are: Promoting women's empowerment & gender equality; Promoting good governance and right to food; Promoting resilience. The Pathways program is an anchor initiative under the FNS portfolio which seeks to empower poor women smallholder farmers and to increase their productivity in more equitable agricultural systems at scale across six countries. CARE is looking for a Senior Technical Advisor, Sustainable Agriculture who will spend the majority of his/her time supporting the Pathways program. As a member of the matrixed FNS structure, he/she will also contribute significantly to FNS priorities and programs, and reporting directly to the Pathways Team Leader. The STA for Sustainable Agriculture will primarily: (1). Provide direct technical assistance and guidance in the area of Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change to Pathways Program Countries and to other strategically-important Country, Regional and Global long-term projects and programs that contribute to the Food and Nutritional Security of CARE's identified impact groups. (2). Support the development of tools, systems, processes and approaches that continuously improve technical excellence and better coordination at the project, program and global levels in the area of integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change. (3). Contribute to the execution of the research, learning and advocacy themes prioritized by the FNS Unit through the projects and programs s/he supports as well as from his/her own experience and knowledge and learning from other parts of the organizations and in the sector in general. (4). Support resource mobilization efforts to advance CARE's work in the area of Food and Nutrition Security. Responsibilities and Tasks: Provide technical assistance and guidance to improve program quality and impact. Lead development of tools, system, processes and approaches. Contribute to the FNS Unit Research, Learning and Advocacy priorities. Support resource mobilization efforts within the Pathways program and others initiatives to advance CARE's work in the area of Food and Nutrition Security. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS (Know-How): Master's degree in relevant areas such as agronomy, crop science, soil science, agri-business or other agriculture-related field etc. At least 7-10 years of professional and practical experience in tropical agriculture, involving significant field work in developing countries in Africa and South Asia. Experience working with a wide-range of stakeholders to develop common agendas and action. Demonstrable ability to shape and provide technical advice in order to ensure sustainable agriculture is addressing underlying causes of climate change, poverty and marginalization of relevant impact groups. Track record of collaboration with research and other technical institutions and in the development of partnerships with local and international civil society and government organizations. Ability to work well in a team which is diverse and geographically separated. Experience developing and applying organizational learning strategies into program design and implementation. Knowledge of sustainable and climate smart agriculture practices in both crop and livestock production. In-depth knowledge of participatory extension systems and approaches including Farmer Field Schools, Participatory Learning and Action, Farmer Participatory Research, Action Research amongst others. Proven effectiveness in provision of high quality technical assistance to a wide range of sustainable Agriculture programs. Value Chain Analysis and Development in agriculture and non-agriculture sectors with a gender lens. Excellent and Advanced verbal and written English skills, particularly communication and presentation skills for diverse audiences including conducting training events for adults and professionals. Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities (multi- tasking) and drive results in a timely manner. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 521. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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CHIEF OF PARTY, OVC, KENYA
NAIROBI, KENYA

Pact seeks a Chief of Party for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC. This position is contingent on award. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Kenya Country Director, the Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the project. She/he will supervise project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners. The COP position requires political savvy, as she/he will interact with numerous GOK institutions and senior-level national and county-level government officials. Key Responsibilities: Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements. Participate in the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs; represent Pact in negotiating with donors and partners. Manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports. Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources. Ensure compliance with HQ and USAID requirements, policies and regulations. Act as liaison to relevant donors and the local government. As relevant, manage all local grantmaking mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policy; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs. Provide training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations. Recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact HR policies; Oversee the management and development of project office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact's values are practiced. Preferred QUALIFICATIONS: At least seven years of experience in managing complex orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) programs, social services programs, and/or public health programs of similar scope and size is desired. At least seven years of experience as senior staff in at least three of the following areas: child protection, economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; social service systems strengthening; quality improvement/ quality assurance; M&E; and operations research preferred. At least five years international experience in development, managing, overseeing, or evaluating comprehensive social services programs of similar size and complexity, with USAID experience preferred. At least five years demonstrated skills and experience in partnership building, especially with the Government of Kenya, donors, private sector, NGO and local community organizations. At least seven years of experience in program management and administration, financial management, award cooperative agreement compliance, subaward management, and tracking project performance and costs. Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language. At least a Master's Degree in social sciences, public health, management, business administration, or a related field required. Strong management and communication skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, ability to create synergies where applicable, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0152. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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OVC MANAGER, KENYA
NAIROBI, KENYA

Pact seeks an OVC Manager for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC. This position is contingent on award. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Chief of Party, the OVC Manager will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate to community and families, and ensure strong linkages with facility-level and other service delivery points. She/he will advise and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements. She/he will take technical leadership role in coordination with GOK, local community organizations, and other partners. She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and state-of-the-art social service delivery approaches. Key Responsibilities: Ensure high-quality technical programming related to community and families, through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements. Advise and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation, including but not limited to providing input into and assure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met and assist implementing partners/ grantees in setting up reporting and tracking systems to provide such information in an efficient and timely manner. Ensure effective coordination and communication between each partner organization. Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact and USAID resources. Ensure provision of management support and technical assistance to grantees on program design, budget/ work plan development, and M&E planning. Provide regular written/ oral program progress updates, as requested. Ensure that the most up-to-date information regarding the programs or initiatives shared via a range of mechanisms: including reports, newsletters, and the Internet. Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the COP. Preferred Qualifications: Eight years of experience implementing OVC programs in a development context, with five of these years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya. During this period she/he should have been involved with social services and/or public health project design, implementation, reporting and evaluation. Experience at a mid- or senior level in at least three of the following areas: child protection, household economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; quality improvement; social service systems strengthening, including social services workforce; M&E; and operations research. Five years demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a team working with local community organizations, families and communities. At least five years demonstrated skills in project design, implementation and reporting, preferably for USG funded programs. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub- national level. At a minimum, a Master's Degree in social sciences or related field. Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language. Strong writing skills about program activities, outcomes and impact. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0154. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST
NAIROBI, KENYA

Pact seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC. This position is contingent on award. Position Purpose: The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will report to the COP and will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts. He/she will lead analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement and overall data management. He/she will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidates program reports, and promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned. He/she will support all the technical staff in M&E functions and will manage any M&E related staff in the program. Key Responsibilities: Assist partners to develop strong M&E systems that will allow accountability for programming to Pact and to the donor. Providing training and mentoring support to partners and staff to ensure the implementation of strong M&E systems. Assist with development of the Performance Management Plan for the project, including decision on and definition of key indicators, targets and systems for measurements. Assist the OVC Manager and COP to design the overall measurement system for the project to include outcome measures at the end of the project. Collect, aggregate, analyze and visual data for the project for reporting to Pact and to the donor. Preferred Qualifications: A post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as mathematics, business, statistics, or international relations. At least seven years of experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluating activities for complex programs in developing countries. A firm command of the M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality integrated service and support programs. Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives of this project (e.g. service integration and performance against each result area). Demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the project's activities and support project supervision. Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program and program outcomes and impacts. Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0155. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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ECONOMIC STRENGTHENING/LIVELIHOODS SPECIALIST, OVC
NAIROBI, KENYA

Pact seeks an Economic Strengthening/ Livelihoods Specialist for the proposed USAID- funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC. This position is contingent on award. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Chief of Party and OVC Manager, the Economic Strengthening/ Livelihoods Specialist will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate to household economic strengthening activities. She/he will advise and support the OVC Manager and COP, providing technical direction to project implementation and ensuring the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements. She/he will take technical leadership role designing and promoting use of low-risk activities to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project. She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and state-of-the-art household economic strengthening approaches/ strategies that address the different levels of household vulnerability. Key Responsibilities: Ensure high-quality technical programming related to economic strengthening and livelihoods generation at the household level. Advise and support the COP and OVC Manager in providing technical direction to project implementation, including but not limited to providing input into and assure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met. Design and promote use of low-risk activities to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project. Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost- effective use of Pact and USAID resources. Provide regular written/ oral program progress updates, as requested. Any other tasks as assigned by COP or OVC Manager. Preferred Qualifications: At a minimum, a Master's Degree in commerce, economics, business management and administration or related field. At least five years of experience managing complex development projects, with least two of these years working in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya. During this period she/he should have been involved in the design, implementation, reporting and evaluation of evidence-based economic/ livelihood projects for vulnerable groups. Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub- national level. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0156. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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NATIONAL DIRECTOR
ROMANIA

World Vision is seeking a National Director in Romania. This is your opportunity to use your world-class leadership skills to play a key role in effectively improving the lives and futures of children and their families in Romania. In the role of National Director, you will lead World Vision's operations in Romania, based in Bucharest. You will also be a significant contributor to the broader global efforts of World Vision, currently working in nearly one hundred countries, helping around 100 million people in their struggle for better lives and futures for themselves and their children. The National Director will provide overall strategic and operational leadership for World Vision Romania. The National Director will strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of the World Vision (WV) Ministry as an effective member of the global Partnership in line with Twin Citizenship principles to ensure that WV's ministry is directly contributing to the sustained well-being of children and the fulfilment of their rights within families and communities. The National Director will represent WV to all the donors, Board, project partners, other WV Partnership offices and divisions, local government, church representatives and non-governmental organizations serving according to given Power of Attorney. Additionally, the National Director will appropriately develop national governance through identifying national lay leaders for board membership and leading organizational transition. Provide leadership, strategic direction and support in the development and implementation of an effective National Resource Development Strategy. We are looking for a visionary leader who can combine strong business disciplines with inspirational leadership skills in line with our Christian values and ethos. You will have a passionate desire to help others, especially children. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: • Provide leadership to leaders: specifically to the National Office (NO) Senior Managers and direct reports. • Lead processes to develop national office governance from intermediate status to fully interdependent board. • Lead and manage the NO team to facilitate a high performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity; promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office. • Ensure excellent standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization, which includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders. • Develop and implement appropriate advocacy strategies to raise awareness of and advocate for change in key issues within the specific context. • Develop and implement an effective National Resource Development strategy and implementation plan to generate funds locally. SKILLS REQUIRED INCLUDE: •University degree or qualification in a relevant subject with a focus on leadership, team management, project management or other relevant skills. · 10 years proven experience with international organizations; large NGOs/UN will be considered an advantage. · Relevant experience in a senior leadership role in a comparable organization. · Relevant experience with and understanding of the Romanian specific social, political and economical environment. · Proven visionary and strategy abilities. · Ability to work under pressure and make key decisions that impact the safety and wellbeing of the organization. · Good knowledge of financial management and accounting principles. · A mature Christian with sound values and principles. · Experience in managing integrated large-scale development programs. · Proven experience in overseeing large Government grants, major private donors and/or complex multi sectorial operations. · Politically astute and well developed diplomatic skills. · Proven skills in negotiation and ability to handle multiple demands from many stakeholders (networking). · Strong commitment to WV’s vision, mission and core values. · Understands and values diversity and maximizes diversity to achieve organizational goals. · Must have knowledge of basic computer software such as MS Office, Lotus Notes. Preferred: · Experience and/or clear understanding of National Board development process. · Fluency in Romanian and English (written and oral) strongly preferred. TO APPLY: If you believe you have the skills and leadership experience to fulfil this vital and challenging role that will enhance the lives of thousands of vulnerable children in Romania, we'd love to hear from you. Find the full description (https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/62C6F12011AD9B0B88257D9D002D CC20?OpenDocument) and apply online by the closing date 04 Jan 2014. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org.

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COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE
BEIJING, CHINA

The Asia Foundation is seeking a Country Representative who is the senior-most Asia Foundation (Foundation) employee in China and leads all programs, operations, and external relations in accordance with Foundation strategies and policy guidelines. The Country Representative is responsible for managing all aspects of the Foundation's work in China, including new program development; the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of program activities; and the development of effective working relationships with the host government, donors, partner agencies, diplomatic missions, national and international institutions, and the media. This position also oversees financial and grant management, administration, and security; the direction, supervision, and evaluation of employees; and fundraising and the diversification of donor support. The Country Representative is based in Beijing, reports to a U.S. headquarters, and is supported by a Deputy Country Representative. RELATIONSHIPS: Internal: Daily direction and supervision of national and international employees; regular direction of consultants; occasional contact with interns and external Foundation contractors. Frequent contact with the Senior Director of Field Representation and Operations and the Executive Vice President/ Chief Operating Officer. Regular contact with Foundation Country Representatives and Deputy Country Representatives in Asia, the Chief Financial Officer and Financial Services staff, Vice President and Program unit staff including Theme Directors, fundraising staff from Public Sector Development Services and Resource Development units, Vice President and Washington, D.C. office staff, Chief Communications Officer and Global Communications unit staff, the Chief Human Resource Officer and Human Resources unit staff, and the Internal Audit unit. Occasional contact with the Foundation President and Board of Trustees members. External: Frequent contact with senior host government officials, heads of agencies, national and international partners and grantees in China. Regular contact with senior members of bi-lateral and multi- lateral development assistance agencies; foundation, private sector and individual donors; senior personnel in key diplomatic missions; national and international NGO directors and staff; professional associations; U.S., international, and national academic institutions; corporate and business leaders; and national and international media. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Office and Operational Management: Manages and supervises office operations, including compliance with local tax, labor law, and other regulations, establishment and maintenance of legal standing agreements and program- level memoranda as necessary, and development and strengthening of operational policies and systems. Ensures that all office staff understand and comply with all Foundation policies, including but not limited to ethics, conflict of interest, prevention of fraud, gender equality, child protection, and sexual harassment policies. Oversees and ensures safety and security of Foundation staff and facilities; raises staff safety awareness, undertakes risk assessments, and develops and implements crisis management plans in accordance with Foundation protocols. Program Development and Management: Tracks and analyzes updated information on socio-economic, political and foreign policy dynamics and trends in China. Leads implementation of an integrated country strategy in compliance with the Foundation's thematic, program, operational and financial strategies and priorities. Develops and ensures timely submission of annual plans and reports; responsible for achievement of objectives; leads program design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting. Assures the quality, impact/ scale and cost-effectiveness of the country program through a combination of grants, technical assistance, and direct Foundation implemented activities. Develops and implements pro-active fundraising strategies to diversify funding sources and achieve program and management objectives; prepares proposals in accordance with Foundation and donor protocols and guidelines. Mobilizes in-country, regional and international technical expertise and resources from Foundation staff and external consultants as required for program development, implementation and evaluation. Develops and submits timely reports as required; maintains, updates and ensures the availability of accurate program information, documentation and publications as necessary. Financial Management and Administration: Develops project budgets, the fiscal year country budget and spending projections; ensures that budgets and spending projections are kept up-to-date and relevant; ensures expenditures are within approved budgets and that spending targets are met. Ensures compliance with all financial and accounting procedures, and grant and contract requirements; prepares and submits timely financial reports to the Foundation and donors as required. Promotes financial accountability and transparency. Establishes administrative, grant management and financial policies and practices within established Foundation requirements; ensures proper systems are in place for the controls of all assets, funds, equipment, property, and facilities. Supervision and Staff Development: Oversees the recruitment, orientation, training, supervision and promotion of international and national staff, consultants and interns. Establishes and maintains transparent personnel management, benefits and compensation policies and practices in accordance with Foundation policies and local labor laws. Oversees staff performance evaluation and planning systems and process; identifies opportunities for the professional development of national and international staff. Designs and implements an effective staff hierarchy and organizational structure consistent with Foundation policies and commensurate with scale and scope of program and operational requirements. Representation: Establishes and maintains effective, professional and senior-level relationships with the host government, national institutions, program partners, development assistance agencies, donors, diplomatic missions, national and international NGOs, professional associations, academic and national institutions. Establishes and maintains constructive public relations in China; ensures professional standard of Foundation facilities; assures positive profile through media coverage of programs and events. Participates in meetings and events to enhance public awareness of the Foundation and to expand the Foundation's professional network and access to relevant information. Prepares articles, written materials and documentation for publication; contributes to scholarly or development community knowledge about China, development programs, issues and/or trends. Participates in Foundation meetings and other relevant professional forums and events. Other: Participates in Foundation-led initiatives, task-forces, committees and strategic planning processes. Provides support as warranted to other Foundation offices in program development, proposal writing, representation or other activities. Undertakes other duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS: Experience and Skills: Minimum of seven years of professional experience managing international development programs or organizations in Asia. Minimum of three years of professional experience in China. Experience dealing with complex and sensitive political environments. Successful track record of fundraising from the U.S. government and at least one additional donor. This should include experience in proposal writing or managing proposal teams, and building and maintaining relationships with donors. Significant experience supervising multi- disciplinary teams with strong staff management and teambuilding skills. Excellent financial management skills including effective budget and grants oversight. Strong representational and diplomacy skills; analytical and problem solving skills; verbal and written communication skills; and interpersonal and intercultural skills. Preferred: Language proficiency in Mandarin; Familiarity with Asia Foundation programs. Education and Technical Expertise: Master's degree or doctorate degree in a relevant field, such as political science, law, public policy, international development, economics, foreign affairs or Asian Studies. Substantive knowledge of the Foundation's key programming areas in China, including U.S.-China relations, legal reform, charity sector development, environmental protection, disaster management, and engagement with China on development cooperation. TO APPLY: The Asia Foundation offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. To apply please submit your application directly by visiting our website at www.asiafoundation.org/about/employment/ and selecting "Regular Employment." The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V. No phone calls, please. Application Deadline: December 19, 2014. Please place your cover letter and resume in one document and submit it as an attachment. We will only consider applicants who apply online and provide a cover letter along with their resume.

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INFORMATION OFFICER/SPECIALIST
WASHINGTON, DC

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

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REPRESENTATIVE, LIBERIA
MONROVIA, LIBERIA

REPRESENTATIVE, MALI
BAMAKO, MALI

FIELD PROTECTION OFFICER AND TEAM LEADER, OPERATIONS
SUPPORT OFFICER
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DIRECTOR
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

ASSOCIATE RISK MANAGEMENT OFFICER
VIENNA

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SECTOR EXPERTS
VIENNA

DIRECTOR
SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR

SECURITY INFORMATION ANALYST
NEW YORK

OFFICER, GLOBAL MISSION ANALYSIS AND SECURITY ADVICE
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

SECURITY MANAGER
SIERRA LEONE (COUNTRY WIDE)

SENIOR RESEARCHER
WASHINGTON, DC OR NEW YORK, NY

CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR, EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES
WASHINGTON, DC

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
VIENNA, AUSTRIA

HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS ADVISOR
CASTEAU/MONS

DIRECTOR
WASHINGTON, DC

JUNIOR OFFICER
WASHINGTON, DC

OFFICER
WASHINGTON, DC

SENIOR COORDINATION / PLANNING OFFICER
THE NETHERLANDS

SECURITY COORDINATION OFFICER
NEW YORK

SECURITY COORDINATION OFFICER
NEW YORK

HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER (LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
COORDINATOR)
GENEVA

PROGRAMME OFFICER
PARIS

NATIONAL CONSULTANT MONITORING AND EVALUATION
CAIRO, EGYPT

HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISER
WARSAW

SENIOR ECONOMISTS / POLICY ANALYSTS - PUBLIC GOVERNANCE
AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT
PARIS

PEACE ADVOCACY COURSE CONSULTANT
MYANMAR

SENIOR MONITORING & EVALUATION OFFICER
WASHINGTON, DC

HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER
GENEVA

INVESTIGATOR
NAIROBI

VOLUNTEER RESOURCES COORDINATION / DTC
WASHINGTON, DC

HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER
GENEVA

ASSISTANT CHIEF, SECURITY AND SAFETY SERVICE
NEW YORK

POLITICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER
NEW YORK





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