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The International Maritime Organization has posted an opening for a Senior Translator/ Reviser (P-4) in London. The successful candidate will work on a variety of translation, revision and research duties in their field of competence. Additionally, the incumbent will be expected to cooperate in a series of administrative tasks, as required by the Head of Section. REQUIRES: Minimum of seven years of professional experience in translation, of which preferably two years are self-revised. Experience within the framework of an international organization is desirable. University degree in translation, languages or a relevant technical field. TO APPLY: please complete the IMO Personal History form and submit it. Print out a copy of the Personal History form, and sign it. The completed form should be sent, by mail or e-mail, with a covering letter to: Human Resource Officer, Recruitment & Staff Development IMO, HR Services 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR United Kingdom Fax no: +44 20 7587 3210 E-mail: Closing date: 5/28/16. Vacancy no: VN 16-04



The World Health Organization seeks an HR Manager (P-5) in Geneva. The incumbent will act as a strategic partner to cultivate strong, proactive, long-term partnership between the Programme team and other clusters, offices and teams at the three levels of the Organization, external partners, other UN agencies, INGOs, etc. in order to create and sustain an environment that enables the cluster meets its strategic objectives and strengthen human resource management. REQUIRES: Advanced-level university degree in human resources management, business or public administration, law or related field. Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible experience, including at least 5 years at the international level in human resources management, part of which in a managerial position. Related experience in emergency preparedness and response and knowledge of HR management in such environments. Closing date: 5/16/16. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: Reference vacancy no: HQ/16/FT250.



FHI 360, a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions, seeks a Contracts Specialist. Responsibilities: The CS II will also be responsible for helping to promote smooth contractual operations, fostering and enhancing operations management, and contracts and procurement capacity within FANTA. Manage FANTA's sub-award portfolio to ensure all FANTA's awards are executed according to federal rules and regulations and FHI 360's policies and procedures. Work closely with FANTA technical staff, FHI 360 CMS and other FHI 360 units to execute all FANTA's sub- awards, resolving contract and procurement issues and ensuring that proper and timely contracts guidance is received and applied consistently across FANTA activities. Assist FANTA technical staff with developing sub-award scopes of work (SOW) and budgets, and Request for Proposals (RFPs) to ensure compliance with FHI 360 policies and procedures governing the execution of sub-awards. Suggest alternative courses of actions, when needed, to secure timely implementation of work outsourced to third parties. Lead all pre-award assessments and all activities related to the issuance of sub- awards to outside partners. Manage all the sub-awards' financial activities, including processing of invoices and other financial reporting, ensuring timely approvals and processing. Work closely with the FHI 360 accounting team to ensure timely payments of invoices. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree or its international equivalent in Business Administration or Management, Legal Studies or related field preferred. Minimum of 4 years' professional work experience with a least 2 years in a contracting position either in the Federal Government or a Non-governmental Organization (NGO) Advanced (above intermediate) knowledge of donor (USG and non-USG) rules and regulations applicable to sponsored projects. Advanced understanding of contracting concepts and principles. Expertise in USG acquisition and assistance processes. Experience working in a not-for-profit or non-governmental organization. Experience working with international donors. Effective oral and written communication skills. Must be proficient in English. Fluency in a foreign language is desired. Strong organizational skills and project management skills. Experience managing a variety of activities and ability to pay close attention to detail. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and internet capabilities. Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks. Ability to interact professionally in culturally diverse settings. Ability to research and interpret information to respond to inquiries. To apply: https://jobs-



Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International will be recruiting applicants for the position of Global Operations Support Project Manager. Winrock is a recognized leader in international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission driven field-based organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. We pride ourselves as a quality-driven organization with the desire for a continuous improvement in program results and processes and for a culture of accountability.

Under general direction of the Director of Global Operations Support, the Global Operations Support Project Manager will manage various projects to track progress, coordinate with colleagues to adjust goals and strategies, and draft summary reports on project status. S/he will support the shared vision of field driven quality programming and related activities. Her/his work is informed by Winrock's project management methodology along with funder requirements and operational policies and procedures.

Works with Director, Global Operations Support and other staff to design new projects that meet the needs of Winrock Operations and support Winrock's global implementation.
Develops and adjusts project strategies and work plans
Monitors various projects to ensure that staff, consultants, and partners are on track to achieve results
Provides periodic status reports to update leadership on project progress
Present project highlights at meetings and forums, as needed
Supports the Director, Global Operations Support to document best practices and case studies.
Works with the Director, Global Operations Support to improve processes, as needed
Works as an effective member of Winrock's worldwide team of development professionals; ensures project management success regardless of geographic location
Other duties as assigned by Supervisor

Bachelor's degree in Business, International Relations or equivalent qualification

At least 5 years' experience in project management or project design and monitoring
Experience working within a multi-unit, geographically dispersed organization
Proven experience in managing for results ;

Strong project management knowledge, analytical/problem solving skills, creativity and initiative.
Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment and effectively promote the WI's mission, values, and objectives.
Ability to identify programmatic, operational and compliance issues, and develop appropriate recommendations to increase consistent use of tools and templates and Winrock PM Practices.
Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment.
Analytical and conceptual skills as well as the curiosity and learning agility necessary to be successful in a growing organization with evolving operating and financial systems.
Some knowledge of accounting principles, finance and funder regulations (especially USG).
Strong verbal and written communications skills in dealing with businesses;
Must have excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Internet) and comfort working with database programs;
Foreign language skills a plus
Developing country experience preferred
Experience with working in a multiple funder environment preferred
Must be able to work independently, multi-task, be persistent and work under tight deadlines;
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; and
Ability to travel a minimum of 15% of the time.


The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits include life, disability and medical insurance; retirement; and other normal Winrock benefits.


Applicants should go to Jobs page at to submit their application, cover letter and current resume. Position will remain open until filled. Candidates must not require sponsorship to work in the U.S. Winrock International is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.



The Regional Finance Director oversees AMIDEAST's finance activities for the organization's network of field offices in the Middle East and North Africa region, serves as the main point-of-contact for field office accountants, and serves as liaison with the finance and accounting teams at AMIDEAST Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The incumbent provides the field office accountants with guidance and support covering all facets of Finance (Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis and Contracts & Grants) in a manner that is consistent with the organization's policies and standardized practices and processes. The incumbent is based in Cairo and manages a regional finance team that works out of the AMIDEAST/Egypt offices.


Provide oversight and guidance of Field Office accounting (staff, policies, and procedures) with on-going input to respective Country Directors
Provide technical support and guidance regarding Deltek Costpoint, the enterprise resource planning solution that AMIDEAST uses.
Ensure that Field Office accounting staff meet all financial reporting deadlines
Coordinate communication between Headquarters and Field Office accounting staff, as required
Provide oversight and guidance regarding field office banking issues
Work with Headquarters Accounting Department to develop a consistent and standardized methodology for Field Office allocation of costs in compliance with AMIDEAST regulations
Identify improvements to the financial system that resolve operational finance problems in the field offices
Work with Headquarters' Director of Financial Planning and Analysis on monthly analysis of revenue and expense to ensure accuracy of financial data and to identify cost control issues and trends
In coordination with Headquarters, conduct visits to field offices to address training and compliance issues
Provide on-the-job training for regional and field office accounting staff
Automate and streamline processes to enhance accuracy of data while minimizing manual efforts
Develop process documentation for all processes
Other duties as assigned


A Bachelor's degree in Accounting and CPA certification; a Master's degree in Finance or in Business Administration is preferred
10+ years professional accounting experience, including Nonprofit and Government contractor experience required
A minimum of 7 years of staff management experience
Demonstrated proficiency Deltek Costpoint or similar industry-standard enterprise resource planning software
In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (and associated Accounting Standards and requirements for non-profit organizations, government contracts and indirect rates)
Solid understanding of OMB Circulars A-110, A-122, A-133 and experience managing audits
Process-oriented, with experience in documenting processes and procedures
Excellent computer skills; proficiency in MS Excel applications and experience with Cognos Impromptu or similar reporting software
Strong oral and written communication skills
Good analytical skills
Solid cross-cultural understanding and diplomacy skills


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