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International Development and Assistance

Issue Dated November 7, 2014


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INVESTMENT OFFICER OFFSITE
There is an opening for an Investment Officer with 5+ years' experience required. Salary range: Up to $642 daily, depending on salary history; Open period: Oct. 27 - Nov. 9, 2014; Position information: Consulting opportunity; Title: Development Credit Authority; Performance dates: On/about November 1, 2014 until September 15, 2015; Duty locations: Offsite; Position number: 20075. Background: DCA structures and issues partial credit guarantees to encourage private capital lending to creditworthy but underserved borrowers throughout the developing world. These guarantees, which can cover up to 80% of realized loss, enable USAID to leverage private sector wealth for sustainable economic development. Since 1999, over 400 DCA guarantees have unlocked approximately $3.2 billion in private debt across 72 countries. The guarantee is a flexible product that can be applied to a wide range of development projects and are available to virtually any type of lender seeking to deploy debt capital into the markets in which USAID programs operate. For each guarantee, an investment officer provides expert project structuring and risk assessment services to USAID field offices throughout the world and technical bureaus in Washington, DC. Scope of Work: The consultant will provide a variety of technical expertise consistent with the Agency's credit policies, including structuring DCA guarantees, developing complex project financing credit and cash flow models, conducting risk assessments, and producing and/or presenting to senior members within and outside the Agency. The consultant will specialize in structuring and assessing all facets of risks in the energy, infrastructure and project financing sectors. He/she will develop risk mitigating solutions that address major types of risks. Specifically, the consultant will: Originates, structures, and assesses DCA guarantees in collaboration with USAID's missions and other operating units. Cultivates relationships with a variety of external partners including investment funds, corporations, donors, and other private sector actors. Prepares and presents the investment proposal including analytical risk assessments to USAID's Credit Review Board. Evaluates and advises on financial markets and private business development, and on the formulation of the energy projects. Deliverables: Prepare the market assessment and risk assessment in accordance with the Microsoft Word and Excel templates provided by the Regional Team Lead. Meet with the partner financial institutions to originate, structure, and perform a risk assessment and other analysis as required in accordance with USAID's credit policies and procedures. Present the investment proposals to the Agency's Credit Review Board via telephone or in- person. QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a solid analytical skill set and diverse background in infrastructure, energy and project finance, including: 5+ years of experience in financial statement analyses; including significant financial analytical experience with emphasis on analyzing commercial banks and other types of financial institutions. Superior analytical, critical thinking as well as writing and communication skills. Exceptional interpersonal, problem solving and time management skills. Understanding of developing markets and the challenges working in the energy, infrastructure and project finance sectors. A degree in economics, business, international development or a related field. Willingness to travel internationally, sometimes under short notice. Proficiency in a language other than English such as French is a plus. Required Application Materials: The following application materials must accompany applications: CV, Three references, Writing sample. TO APPLY: Write Position #20075 on the subject line. Please submit all required documents listed above to Consulting@usaid.gov. Also include your salary history utilizing Form AID 1420- 17 as part of your application. The form can be found at http://www.usaid.gov/forms. Only finalists will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please.
****************************** PROGRAM ASSOCIATE NEW YORK, NY
EngenderHealth is seeking a Program Associate in New York. EngenderHealth is a leading global women's health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available - today and for generations to come. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded EngenderHealth a grant of $4.5 million to expand access to family planning services with an emphasis on under-utilized methods such as contraceptive hormonal implants and IUDs in the DRC, Tanzania and Uganda. The project entitled "Scaling up Access and Use of Quality Implant Services" runs from October 2013 - December 2015. The Project results are: Capacity of providers to offer quality family planning (FP) services increased, with focus on implants and IUDs; Quality of FP services improved, with a focus on implants and IUDs; Access to FP increased, with focus on implants and IUDs. The Program Associate has responsibility for assisting with the organization, implementation and achievement of results of the project in collaboration with the Project Director. (S)he provides support to the project in the areas of: implementation oversight, results monitoring and reporting, knowledge management, administration, financial monitoring and compliance with EngenderHealth regulations in collaboration with the three in- country project coordinators from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tanzania and Uganda. (S)he will also assist with synthesis, writing, presentation and dissemination of findings and results via meetings, conferences, technical briefs, presentations, web-page and other appropriate media. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide programmatic, financial monitoring and administrative support as assigned by the Project Director. Assist with preparation of workplans and budgets on an annual basis. Maintain a monthly reporting and quarterly review system to ensure the project is on track, including quarterly technical reports and monthly financial pipeline analyses working in conjunction with the EngenderHealth Finance Team. Assist with the organization of timely technical assistance (staff or consultants) to support delivery of high quality project outcomes as outlined in project proposal, workplans and budgets. Assist with trouble-shooting managerial, operational, consultant and sub-recipient issues related to the performance of the project. Ensure projects are implemented in a fiscally responsible manner and in full compliance with all laws, regulations, and EngenderHealth policies and procedures. Keep abreast of ground-breaking/ best practices in family planning/ reproductive health and disseminate knowledge to staff in interesting and engaging ways via multiple channels. With the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Team assist with the dissemination of global and field experiences and results of the project. Develop presentations, talking points and other communication materials to disseminate successes and lessons learned from the projects at both the global and national levels. Assist with preparation of project extensions, new proposals and budgets as required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Master's Degree in international public health, international development or public policy or related advanced degree. At least 3 years' experience with coordination of donor programs. Demonstrated administrative, financial planning, organizational and programmatic skills working with technical, programmatic, monitoring and evaluation and finance staff and consultants. Excellent writing and presentation development skills. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, capacity to coordinate and manage multiple activities simultaneously. Excellent English and French written and oral communication skills (S3/R3/W3). Ability to travel up to 25% internationally. Experience relevant to the field of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) preferred. TO APPLY: Please complete an application on the Careers page of our website, www.engenderhealth.org. EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. EngenderHealth complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
****************************** PROJECT DIRECTOR NEW YORK, NY
EngenderHealth is seeking a Project Director, Fistula Care Plus in New York. EngenderHealth is a leading global women's health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available - today and for generations to come. Fistula Care Plus (FC+) is a five-year global project managed by EngenderHealth, in partnership with five other institutions, and funded by the United States Agency for International Development. The project focuses on five results: engendering the enabling environment to support prevention and treatment; addressing prevention and reintegration through increasing community and stakeholder awareness and the provision of improved emergency obstetric care services; addressing financial, transportation and communications barriers to services; improving access to treatment; and further developing the evidence base to support improved access to quality prevention and treatment services. Further information about the project is available at www.fistulacare.org. JOB SUMMARY: The Project Director has overall responsibility for setting strategy, directing and achieving project results at the global and country level. The project is currently implemented in four countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Nigeria, Uganda, Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo) and in Bangladesh. In addition, the project is charged with gathering data from other USAID initiatives in support of obstetric fistula. The Project Director manages critical relationships with USAID, with FC+ partners at the global level, other key stakeholders and donors. (S)he has overall program, managerial and fiscal responsibility for the project at the core and country levels, including ensuring compliance with donor and EngenderHealth regulations, policies and procedures. The Project Director directly supervises country managers implementing project activities, and a senior management team consisting of a Deputy Director (M&E and Research), Deputy Director (Clinical), Global Projects Manager, and a Finance Specialist. (S)he works closely and in a complementary fashion with other key personnel, internal and external stakeholders to effectively lead and manage the project. The position holder reports to the VP, Strategy and Impact and will contribute to organizational program strategies. This is a key personnel position and subject to approval by USAID. RESPONSIBILITIES: Leads the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Project strategy in close coordination with donor, government departments, in-country counterparts, project staff, partners, and other key stakeholders. Leads and manages the performance of project's staff to ensure delivery of project objectives to the highest quality standards and in accordance with USAID, local statutory and EngenderHealth requirements. Works with the Deputy Director to ensure effective monitoring and reporting of Project performance, implementation of the performance management plan, and implementation of special studies and generation of evidence to support best practices and lessons learned for program implementation. Collaborates with the Director, M & ER and Knowledge Management and contributes to organization wide M & ER and knowledge management initiatives. Proactively communicates and responds to all relevant internal and external stakeholders in all significant matters related to the performance of the project. Ensures timely and quality implementation and evaluation of approved workplans and budgets and submission in a timely fashion of all narrative and financial reports to donor and or EH management. Coordinates closely with the Deputy Director for Global Leadership for technical assistance to support delivery of high quality project outcomes and application of best practices in accordance with EngenderHealth's comprehensive programming approach. Represents the project to international and country partners, other donors and cooperating agencies to further the aims of the project. Supports the project staff to maintain effective, synergistic, and collaborative working relationships with all partners, USAID and other donors, and other collaborating agencies. Proactively communicates with country partners on project strategy and workplans, and addresses any partnership issues as the need arises. Provides programmatic and technical leadership and support to project staff as required. Ensures the project is implemented in a fiscally responsible manner and in full compliance with all laws, regulations, and EngenderHealth policies and procedures. Represents the project at country level to donor and other key external stakeholders. Contributes to environmental scan for global or country-level business development. Coordinate the inputs, communication, and funding sources for core funds, global leadership activities, and field support. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Master's Degree or Ph.D. in public health, social sciences, international development, business administration or other health or management related field. Eight to ten years' experience as a Senior Manager with demonstrated leadership abilities leading, managing and implementing international development projects in multiple countries. At least three years of fistula programming experience in multiple countries. Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of RH/FP and maternal health including experience in the design and implementation of RH/MCH and FP programs and in building public- private partnerships. Demonstrated leadership in interacting with the U.S. Government, host-country governments and counterparts, and with other international donors and agencies. Demonstrated management and leadership skills working with the staff of large, complex programs addressing a variety of social and health issues, particularly pertaining to reproductive health and family planning in developing countries. A proven leader, manager, and mentor, with excellent interpersonal skills, capable of directing and managing change, and inspiring teamwork and high-performing teams. Excellent written and oral communication skills applicable in a wide variety of settings. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. French language capabilities also an asset. Ability to travel up to 25%. EngenderHealth is organized in teams, with each team managed by a program manager. As a result, additional duties may be assigned to this position; responsibilities changed or deleted based on team assignments and re- structuring; and direct supervisor is subject to change. Decisions regarding applications for this position and employment at EngenderHealth should be based on this information. TO APPLY: Please complete an application on the Careers page of our website, www.engenderhealth.org. EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. EngenderHealth complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
****************************** DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY - LEAF BANGKOK, THAILAND
Winrock is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party, USAID Lowering Emissions in Asia's Forests (USAID LEAF) Program in Bangkok, Thailand. The USAID Lowering Emissions in Asia's Forests (USAID LEAF) program is working to strengthen the capacity of target countries to achieve meaningful and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from the forestry-land use sector. This assistance prepares countries to benefit from the emerging international REDD+ framework, but also provides support in developing low emissions development strategies (LEDS), other payment for environmental services (PES) mechanisms, and broader improved forest and natural resource management efforts. The program employs a regional approach to meet this goal by implementing and/or supporting sub-national interventions in six countries (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Malaysia) and sharing lessons learned and best practices to scale-up innovation in and/or from potentially six other countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Nepal, and the Philippines). USAID LEAF's unique regional focus provides the opportunity for cross-pollination of experiences and dissemination of best practices across the Asia region. The program is comprised of four components: (1) replication and scaling-up of innovation through regional platforms and partnerships; (2) support of the development of policy and market incentives for greenhouse gas reductions; (3) technical training and capacity building related to forest carbon and ecosystem services, and (4) demonstration of innovation in sustainable land management. POSITION SUMMARY: The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will assist the Chief of Party (COP) in the operational and technical leadership of the program; provide critical contributions to program planning and implementation, including technical guidance as appropriate; and assume administrative and supervisory responsibilities as specified by the COP. S/he will represent the program in key meetings with government counterparts, donors, and partners, as well as at national and regional-level workshops, trainings, and events. The DCOP will be expected to take a lead role in designing, managing, and implementing targeted program activities and functions. These will be defined based on complementary roles with the COP and other USAID LEAF senior staff, but could include leading knowledge management and information sharing functions with regional platforms and partners, overall programmatic monitoring and evaluation activities, gender integration, communications and outreach, and/or coordination of country-specific activities. The program is currently expanding efforts to engage the private sector in addressing drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, and the DCOP will be expected to contribute to these initiatives. The main operational functions will be executed in coordination with the Winrock home office, including the program Technical Manager and the Accounting, Contracts, and Procurement Departments. Within the USAID LEAF Bangkok office, the DCOP is expected to be responsible for providing technical and management oversight to a range of program staff, including the Communications Specialist, M&E Specialist, Logistics and Operations Specialist, Accountant, and Office Manager. The position will be based in Bangkok, Thailand. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Technical: Contribute to program technical direction and activity implementation in areas agreed upon with the COP; Communicate and coordinate with program staff on technical and administrative issues, work planning, budgeting and program implementation; and Assist the COP and other team members in program strategic planning to ensure that individual program components and activities contribute optimally to USAID LEAF's overall objectives. Operations: Ensure that the USAID LEAF program is implemented in strict adherence to USAID rules and regulations and in accordance with Winrock standards related to contracting, procurement, travel, etc., and that appropriate procedures and guidelines are developed in support of these requirements; Oversee all operational and day-to-day management of the program, including financial management, human resources management, logistics and program coordination and implementation; and Provide overall supervision of USAID LEAF operations and administration including management of administrative staff. Other: Travel to other countries as needed to represent USAID LEAF and to provide management and technical oversight; Serve as acting COP when the COP is away from post; and Carry out other tasks as assigned by the COP and Winrock. QUALIFICATIONS AND REQURIEMENTS: Education: Advanced degree in forestry, natural resources management, international development, financial/ business management, or a related field. Experience: The ideal candidate will have the following experience: Ten or more years working on donor-funded projects in management or supervisory roles; Well-versed in USAID regulations and procedures; Proven expertise in project and budget management; Previous experience in Southeast Asia working with local government counterparts and/or regional networks such as ASEAN or other professional networks; Demonstrated success in linking private sector groups with development initiatives; Background in forestry and/or natural resources management. Skills: Strong management and leadership skills including cultural and gender sensitivity and a track record of working successfully in a variety of cultural and international contexts; Excellent interpersonal skills; Experience with word-processing, spreadsheet and database programs and functions; Excellent English language oral and written communication skills; Willingness to travel; Strong skills in managing complex institutional relationships and interactions among a wide variety of entities. TO APPLY: Please apply online at http://www.winrock.org/page/careers-winrock.
****************************** NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER SAN DIEGO, CA
Project Concern International (DBA PCI), an international, public health, development and humanitarian assistance non-governmental organization (NGO), is seeking a grant proposal and resource development professional with superior writing, analytical and organizational skills. The New Business Development Officer (NBDO) is a permanent, full-time assignment, based at the PCI headquarters in San Diego, CA. The position reports to the Manager of the New Business Development Unit. The New Business Development Officer (NBDO), as a member of the New Business Development Unit (NBDU), is responsible for the following resource development functions: (1) proposal planning, development and submission; (2) resource development planning; (3) prospecting, positioning, relationship cultivation and donor stewardship; and (4) supporting NBDU systems, tools and trainings. Specifically, the NBDO, working in close coordination with Technical Officers, Country Program Directors and Operations Officers, as well as other NBDU staff, will coordinate and manage the development, compilation and submission of proposals, including: major US Government (USAID, USDA, etc.) and foundation submissions and other complex proposals; research, analyze and disseminate information on time-sensitive requests for applications (RFAs) as well as on potential private foundations/ donors for PCI's programs; and support the updating of the proposal submission module and donor contact records in Salesforce and other NBDU/PCI systems. Key Duties and Responsibilities: Proposal Planning, Development and Submission (50-65% LOE): In coordination with Technical Officers, Country Program Directors, Operations Officers and other staff, provides facilitative leadership in the development of program designs and their translation into winning proposals. Write and edit content for successful funding proposals, including development of multiple annexes/ attachments. Facilitate the effective coordination of complex proposal teams, including drafting and managing task lists and provision of clear communication for optimal coordination of the overall process. Facilitate and support the formalization of partnerships for PCI (MOU, teaming agreements, letters of commitment, etc.) and the recruitment of consultants and key personnel. Maintain proposal quality and total compliance with RFA/donor requirements, including timely submissions of electronic and hard copy applications. Manage document version control and sequencing of reviews, ensuring quality and timely submission. Facilitate debriefs for proposal teams and work to apply lessons learned to continuously improve the quality of future submissions. Pursuit Planning and Follow-up (10-15% LOE): Plan and lead implementation of Pursuit resource development workshops for assigned countries, technical sectors and PCI initiatives. Lead the follow-up process to ensure effective implementation of Pursuit plans, including tracking progress toward targets and scheduling regular check-ins with relevant field and technical staff to continually facilitate their engagement. Identify and implement resource development best practices and process improvements. Prospecting, Positioning, Relationship Cultivation and Donor Stewardship (15-20% LOE): Identify, track, analyze and share relevant US Government and private foundation and donor funding opportunities with appropriate staff. Provide analysis and recommendations for bid decisions, and facilitate timely Go/No-Go bid decision-making. Develop and contribute to targeted written materials to support PCI's positioning efforts with potential donors and partners. Contribute and as needed, lead to the development of donor reports, particularly for private donors, ensuring compliance with donor requirements and supporting PCI's positioning efforts to secure continued funding from current donors. Implement effective donor stewardship through correspondence, identifying opportunities for donor recognition, and other appropriate relationship cultivation efforts. NBDU Systems, Tools and Trainings (10-15% LOE): Capture, track and manage key donor information in Salesforce database, contributing to cross departmental efforts to improve the use of information (i.e. through information analysis, development of reports, trainings, etc.). Track and analyze past performance and "hit rates" on donor and proposal submissions to inform decision-making on setting future donor targets and proposal development (Pursuit) strategies. Monitor and report on the status of proposal submissions, including providing updates about proposals under review, pending submissions, recent funding obtained, submission hit rates, etc. Gather content from proposals, reports and correspondence with the field and adapt for various purposes, including proposals, promotional/ marketing pieces, board reports, etc. Lead new staff orientation and onboarding processes to orient each to their role in new business development. Special Initiatives and Other Individual Responsibilities (5-10% LOE): Oversee interns and temporary staff as needed. Contribute to, draft, edit and organize the development of content for ad hoc reports. Responsible for other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: May require domestic and international travel. May require occasional night and weekend work. May supervise staff. Required Experience: Bachelor's degree in social sciences, international development/ relations or public health or related field or Technical Training and 4+ years of additional relevant work experience. 4-6 years professional experience with a minimum of 2 years in a similar role. Superior writing and editing skills. Excellent interpersonal communication and coordination skills. Detail oriented and strong analytical skills. Demonstrated experience writing and coordinating grant proposals, preferably in international development, public health and/or disaster assistance/ relief. Demonstrated experience with US Government (USG) - including USAID, USDA, Department of State, DHHS - and private foundation funding mechanisms and solicitations. Demonstrated experience identifying and cultivating relationships with donors and their representatives that resulted in successful (funded) proposals. Demonstrated experience in the developing and reviewing budgets and budget narratives. Strong time management and organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks independently. Ability to work independently as well as an integral part of a team. Strong computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and electronic communication systems (Outlook, IM, Skype, etc.), and strong Internet research skills. Familiarity with database programs; experience working with Salesforce a plus. Desired Qualifications: Graduate work or degree in social sciences, international development/ relations or public health or related field. Bilingual English/ Spanish. Supervisory experience. TO APPLY: How to Apply: https://pciglobal- openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=201&company_id=16566&v ersion=1&source=ONLINE&jobOwner=992273&aid=1
****************************** TECHNICAL ADVISOR, WATER AND SANITATION HYGIENE (WASH) WASHINGTON, D.C.
PSI applies its expertise in private sector engagement and market-based solutions to design, develop and implement water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs. PSI's WASH portfolio includes: Implementation of market development programs in both urban and rural areas to ensure sustainable sanitation solutions for target populations. Promotion of healthy hygiene behaviors using social marketing and other innovative and consumer centric behavior change communications; and Marketing and distribution of household water treatment, including working to build local markets for a range of water treatment options. PSI is seeking an experienced, dynamic and innovation-driven Technical Advisor to lead PSI's efforts to launch and scale up its WASH programs globally, capture and share best practices, as well as provide technical support to specific country programs to ensure high quality of and measurable impact through their WASH portfolios. PSI is specifically looking for sanitation enthusiasts to focus on incubating and informing scale-up of PSI's pioneering work to develop sustainable market development strategies for sanitation related products and services in 12 countries. The full-time position is based in Washington D.C. with 30% travel and reports to the Private Sector Team Leader in the Malaria and Child Survival department. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide technical support to PSI country platforms in developing and executing sustainable business models for water, sanitation and hygiene, including research on existing markets and barriers to growth. Provide in-country technical assistance on product design, marketing and sales, behavior change communications and integrated approaches (either directly or by working with internal and external resources). Develop and actively promote PSI's strategy for market development and scaling up sustainable sanitation programs across PSI country platforms, including developing guidance for quality program design and providing in-country technical support for implementation with a particular focus on achieving high coverage and increased use. Help PSI country platforms to raise funds for WASH programs in support of national strategies. Produce and disseminate knowledge products and processes (toolkits, case studies, best practices, peer review publications, etc.) for national and international audiences to accelerate rapid transfer of best practices. Act as the primary technical focal point for WASH for all PSI global services and country platforms. Proactively engage with partners to improve coordination at national and international levels. Influence the context in which PSI works in WASH through representation at relevant technical working groups, conferences, workshops, and policy-oriented forums using appropriate media. WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR: IS THIS YOU? Demonstrating Results: You have 5+ years' track record demonstrating leadership generating tangible results in mobilizing private sector solutions in serving social needs in a developing country. Private sector and Marketing Orientation: You have proven skills in leading large market-based initiatives. Forging Partnerships: You are able to coordinate and work effectively with diverse stakeholders in numerous locations and levels, including private partners, donors, government officials and bodies, technical experts, civil society organizations, community members and organizations and project support staff. Flexible Change Agent: You are a proactive leader who catalyzes innovation by both, leading and working through others. Curious: You are an information sponge and understand what worked yesterday may not necessarily work today (or tomorrow); that each context is different. Simplify: You quickly distill complexity to essential and simple concepts and approaches. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Relevant post-graduate degree (MPH, MBA, MSc, ME, etc.) or equivalent implementation experience. Sound technical knowledge of WASH and diarrheal disease control policy and context. Established reputation in the field of WASH programming; knowledge of the partnership landscape and familiarity with the international donor community. Experience in one of the following areas preferred: marketing, sales, micro-finance, and/or product design. Demonstrated fundraising skills. Strong writing and presentation skills. Fluency in written and spoken English; French highly preferred. STATUS: Exempt, Level 6. TO APPLY: apply online at https://hire.jobvite.com/j?aj=oD4LZfwb&s=International_Career_Employment_Weekly PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.
****************************** TECHNICAL ADVISOR, MALARIA KENYA
PSI and its local affiliates support Ministries of Health to control malaria in 32 countries and are world leaders in the delivery of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs). PSI and affiliates have procured and delivered over 200 million nets in the past 10 years. PSI is also leading initiatives to monitor and improve malaria case management markets in Africa and South East Asia. These include the 10 country ACTwatch Project, the five country UNITAID RDT Private Sector Project, as well as ACT market transformation projects in a number of PSI programs. PSI is seeking an experienced, dynamic Malaria Technical Advisor to support and further develop its malaria control portfolio. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with 40% travel and will report to the Director of the UNITAID RDT Private Sector Project. RESPONSIBILITIES: Refine and manage PSI's malaria prevention and treatment strategies to maximize health impact. Help PSI country programs to raise funds for malaria control in support of national control plans. Provide support to PSI country programs to expand their malaria prevention and treatment activities, with particular focus on achieving, and maintaining, high coverage with LLINs and increasing access to effective diagnosis and treatment in support of national control plans. Provide in-country and remote technical assistance on program design, resource mobilization, implementation, behavior change communications and integrated health delivery approaches. Act as primary technical focal point for West and Central Africa. Support existing RDT/ACT market transformation initiatives in 5 priority African countries. Oversee malaria prevention knowledge management activities, including effective sharing of lessons learned throughout PSI country programs. Produce and disseminate performance support resources (tool kits, case studies, peer review publications, etc.) for national and international audiences, to accelerate rapid transfer of best practices. Proactively engage with international malaria control partners to improve coordination at national and international levels. Represent PSI at international malaria meetings in order to facilitate knowledge and information exchange. QUALIFICATIONS: Relevant post-graduate degree (MPH, MSc, PhD, etc.). 5+ years' work experience in a developing country in a technical or management capacity role. Sound technical knowledge of malaria epidemiology and control policy and practice. Experience in conducting LLIN distribution through both campaign and routine mechanisms. Established international reputation in malaria control, knowledge of the partnership landscape and familiarity with the international donor community. Demonstrated fund raising skills. Strong writing and presentation skills. Fluency in written and spoken English and French. STATUS: Exempt, Level 6. TO APPLY: apply online at https://hire.jobvite.com/j?aj=oQEAZfwN&s=International_Career_Employment_Weekly. PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.
****************************** SENIOR MANAGER, FOUNDATION RELATIONS WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA is seeking a Senior Foundation Relations Manager who is a key member of the Foundation Relations team within the Business Development Unit of Plan International USA. The Manager will support the growth of the foundation funding portfolio of Plan USA by managing the cultivation of top priority US-based foundation prospects and donors, with particular focus on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Manager will be responsible for relationship building, grant proposals, and donor stewardship of assigned accounts. Funding secured from these accounts will contribute to a five-year strategy and revenue growth target for foundations, helping to diversify Plan USA's funding base and expand its work on behalf of children and communities worldwide. QUALIFICATIONS and Experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in philanthropy or fundraising required with demonstrated management responsibilities. Minimum of 2 years in international work or volunteer experience working overseas is strongly preferred. Previous employment at a US-based foundation such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, or significant responsibility for managing these accounts, is strongly preferred. MA in international development, public health, or a relevant field required. Believe passionately in Plan International's mission, vision and values. Strong working knowledge of international development. Experience within Plan International's programmatic sectors preferred. Strong working knowledge of the international development donor community, particularly foundations. Strong relationships and/or familiarity with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation preferred. Demonstrated success in achieving fundraising revenue goals, and closing six- and seven-figure private philanthropy grants. Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills. Grant proposal development experience required (from concept note to closure). Ability to think critically, objectively, analytically, and strategically. Attention to detail and timeliness in correspondence with donors and colleagues. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with an international staff, including colleagues from different functions/ cultures. Ability to maintain accountability and work independently while functioning as part of a cooperative and coordinated team. Previous experience supervising staff preferred. High level computer literacy. Able to speak a second language (French or Spanish) preferred. Ability to travel (domestically and internationally). TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume via our website www.planusa.org/jobopps. Closing date is November 30, 2014.
****************************** FINANCE OFFICER, INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA is seeking a Finance Officer who will be responsible for the financial management of the U.S. Government projects, as well as grants from other sources, such as Foundations, Corporations, and Multilateral Organizations. This position is responsible for ensuring accurate project financial tracking, recording and reporting to donors, and compliance with the organizational policies and donor requirements. The Finance Officer works closely with the Program Managers on all budget, finance and compliance matters such as forecasts, budget realignments, pipeline analysis, financial reports review, etc. The Finance Officer will play a key role in establishing necessary financial procedures and reinforcing internal controls. S/he will provide training and ongoing support to Plan USA staff and Country Offices in understanding donor financial compliance, identifying financial risks, and other best practices related to project financial management. This position is based in Washington, DC. Main Responsibilities of the Job: Financial Reporting: Prepares financial reports for assigned U.S. Government grants (including but not limited to Standard Form 425) and for grants where Plan USA is a sub-recipient of federal funds. Creates financial reporting templates and trains field office staff in their use. Requests and monitors receipt of monthly financial reports from Country Offices, Regional Offices, Plan USA and Plan's International Headquarters. Reconciles monthly field reports with the Grants Tracking System (GTS) and the General Ledger including the reconciliation of unliquidated advances. Prepares any required ad hoc reports for donors, e.g. prime requests for financial information, USAID mission requests for financial information, pipeline analysis, etc. Prepares and maintains internal documents to support donor financial reports. Reviews all project financial documentation for compliance, e.g. costs charged to grants and contracts including travel expense reports, consultant agreements, personnel allocation (time sheets), etc. Maintains up-to-date grant and contract files and assures appropriate documents are available, e.g. pre-approvals, agreements, sub- agreements, modifications, correspondences with the donors, etc. Financial Management: Works collaboratively with Program Managers to review and oversee project budgets, forecasts, and financial reports for donors and actively contribute to the project risk reviews. Monitors project "burn rate" against the total award budget and against the work plan budget. Discusses project financial performance with the Program Manager. Assures appropriate explanations for variances on budget versus expenditure reports and notifies the Program Manager/ Officer of any financial issues. Keeps track of Plan USA project covered costs in the donor budget to maximize cost recovery in accordance with the donor rules. Works closely with the field to resolve any financial related issues and follows up on open points to ensure they are resolved. Maintains up- to-date, accurate financial records on all grants in the field which credit Plan USA for revenue. Ensures the completion of financial closeout process for grants and contracts. Supports the Program Manager and field office staff on the project budget management throughout the life of the projects. Works with the Country Office and the Program Manager on budget realignments and modifications. Ensures timely submission to the donor/ prime. Monitors the status of the Obligation balance and works with the Program Manager and the Director of Compliance on requesting additional Obligations timely. Travels to the Country Office to provide support in preparation for audits and any other financial support necessary. Reviews internal and external audit reports and recommends solutions to audit findings. Assists Program Managers with the revenue projections for the organizational budget. Assists the project team in negotiations with the donor. Training: Actively contributes to the design and delivery of financial management training for the program staff at Plan USA. Supports field finance staff in the areas of fiscal management and financial reporting on assigned U.S. Government grants and contracts and other assigned grants. Participates in start-up workshops for new projects. Liaises with the Program Manager to identify field staff training needs to increase their capacity to manage U.S. Government funds. Other: Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor or other tasks coordinated through Supervisor for other members of Management. QUALIFICATIONS Needed to Be Successful in the Job: A demonstrated commitment to the mission of Plan. Skills, Knowledge, Abilities: Ability to work with minimal direction and to initiate activities and identify organizational needs related to responsibilities. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to maintain effective and satisfactory working relationships with people from diverse cultures across all levels of the organization. Superior analytical skills, attention to detail, and strong work ethics. Ability to maintain confidentiality of financial and other sensitive information. Capacity to work under pressure, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet inflexible deadlines. Familiarity with U.S. Government rules and regulations, particularly USAID Regulation 22 CFR 226, 22 CFR 228, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), AIDAR, and 2 CFR 230 (formerly OMB Circular A-122), and A- 133. Proficiency in computer software particularly Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Access, Word and accounting software packages. Thorough knowledge of and experience with financial reporting, especially with regard to U.S. Government. Knowledge of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and financial accounting standards. Working knowledge of French is desirable. Previous experience working with field staff preferred. Positive attitude, desire to be a part of a diverse team, and commitment to Plan USA's mission. Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/ Finance or related field. Master's degree is preferred. 5+ years of strong experience in accounting and financial management of U.S. government funding (e.g., USAID, DOS, DOL) and other donors' budget and regulatory compliance. Not-for-profit accounting experience. Field experience desirable. Physical and Mental Demands: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Work Environment: Typical office environment. Travel will be required up to 40% annually. TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume through our website, www.planusa.org/jobopps .Closing date for applications is November 30, 2014.
****************************** MONITORING AND EVALUATION MANAGER BEIJING, CHINA
Orbis International is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Manager in Beijing, China with up to 35% travel in country. Job purpose: Responsible for technically guiding and supporting the monitoring, evaluation and research conducted in field projects. Orbis International is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the improvement of eye health globally. Program and projects are implemented in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The North Asia/ China office has been active since 1999 supporting national, regional and district eye health priorities through support for service delivery and capacity building in health facilities and communities. For more information about Orbis, please visit our website at www.orbis.org. JOB SUMMARY: The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will be based in Beijing, China and will work closely with staff in the country office, regional office (Asia) and headquarters (New York) to develop and implement M&E systems in Orbis initiatives in China. The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will report to the Director of Program, North Asia, receive technical guidance from the Global Director of Monitoring and Evaluation (New York) and participate in the Orbis Global M&E Working Group. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Support projects in the development and implementation of M&E systems and plans, including: M&E Operational Plans, log frames/ performance monitoring plans, routine monitoring systems, data collection and reporting. Engage in the design and implementation of special assessments (e.g. needs/ baseline assessments, quality of care assessments), surveys, and operational research. Support project staff and partners to use data effectively for decision-making. Conduct regular field visits to monitor the accuracy and completeness of data collected/ reported and to provide technical support in M&E to field staff. Provide M&E capacity development (mentorship, trainings) to Orbis program managers and project coordinators. Collaborate with program managers and project coordinators in the preparation of routine progress reports with results. Engage with communications and program staff in developing communications materials for publication dissemination. Contribute M&E sections of project proposals. Assist program staff in developing project work plans. Represent Orbis at district, regional and national meetings as relevant and required. Carry out other M&E related tasks requested by supervisor in country and by Global Director of M&E (New York). JOB REQUIREMENTS: Degree/ Postgraduate degree in public health or social science discipline (other degree possible if candidate has extensive experience in M&E). Minimum of 2 years' experience as a full-time M&E professional in health sector. Experienced in developing log frames or performance monitoring plans, selecting and developing performance indicators, and target setting. Skilled in developing high quality data collection tools (e.g. questionnaires, key informant and focus group discussion guides). Proficient in development of simple project databases (e.g. Excel or Access), data management and use of Microsoft Office. Excellent writing and oral communication skills, including the ability to develop and present effective data presentations. Very good English writing skills, fluent in written and spoken Mandarin. Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Comfortable with multi-tasking, able to set priorities and meet deadlines. Experience working in M&E in international NGO, with knowledge of the eye health care sector. Training/ coursework or work experience in M&E, statistics, conducting qualitative data collection and analysis. TO APPLY: Interested parties please send your Chinese and English resume (with salary expectation and names of referees) to hr.recruit@orbis.org, quoting job reference number (CHNME- PHJW1014). Deadline for Application: November 30, 2014. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. All data collected will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only.
****************************** DIRECTOR, GLOBAL HEALTH PRACTICE VIENNA, VIRGINIA
International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and has implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI has served governments, private sector companies and several donor agencies. The company is seeking a Director for Global Health Practice to work in our Vienna, VA Home Office. The IBTCI Director is responsible for project direction and management; leading the technical direction of new business development and in close collaboration with the Health Practice Principal, the director will contribute to the development of analytical models and frameworks which will become IBTCI signature innovations. The Director will oversee and coordinate all activities carried out through active projects assigned to her in order to ensure the most effective use of client and project resources. She/he is the key point of contact with the client for day-to-day technical, program, and financial reporting matters for Washington-based projects. She/he will also serve as the conduit of information between the client and IBTCI's senior management team and Health Practice staff. Travel to the field is required and will be carried out on an agreed upon regular schedule. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The director will be responsible for: Overall operational, administrative and financial management of projects assigned to them, including supervision of home and field office staff. Contractual compliance and familiarity with the client's expectations as delineated in the contract and through incidental communications with IBTCI. Serving as the primary advocate, liaison, and support to the appropriate client operating unit. Assuring the quality of all products and services provided to the client. Providing support for technical meetings and working groups on maternal health, child health, environmental health, nutrition, health sector reform, and infectious diseases, as appropriate. Seeking out new business opportunities for the Health Practice through online searches and interpersonal relations. Serving as a technical lead on assigned proposals and task orders by preparing the written technical approach, managing overseas recruitment, and preparing proposal workplans and performance monitoring plans. Ensuring timely and complete project reporting (quarterly reports, annual reports, performance reports, etc.) as well as all required performance monitoring reports, work plans, financial reports, and other documents/ reports produced by active project. Representing IBTCI at professional conferences, workshops, meetings and other fora. Ushering the Health Practice and its consultant teams to embrace innovative methods for data visualization to enhance the presentation of its products and deliverables. Preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Active involvement as a member of professional working groups, committees related to monitoring and evaluation. Other tasks as assigned by IBTCI senior management and/or clients. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: An advanced degree (MPH, PhD, MD) in public health, international relations, economics, statistics, political science, public policy, or other relevant field is required. Desired Experience and Qualities: At least 10-15 years' professional work experience in international development as it relates to the relevant technical area. At least five years' experience in positions of project management and administration including experience in directing, managing, implementing, and evaluating large, complex projects. At least ten years' experience with working with a USG agency and/or international organization(s), as well as coordination of activities with a variety of organizations, including universities, development institutions, international organizations, and other donor and contract groups. Strong working knowledge of AIDAR and FAR regulations and their practical application. Outstanding written and oral communications skills. Ability to work with and be responsive to a wide range of client, staff and consultant personalities and requirements. Well-organized, attentive to detail, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Works well independently and in teams. Proactive in anticipating work requirements and problem solving. Committed to mentoring young professionals; and Mastery of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, statistical packages, and graphics programs (Microsoft Office); and experienced with using and researching the Internet. Language: Written and verbal fluency in English required; other foreign languages fluency as appropriate. TO APPLY: Please submit all application materials along with three references at the opportunities tab on our website www.ibtci.com.
****************************** PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP EXPERTS WORLDWIDE
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is calling for the qualified CVs of Public Private Partnership Experts for anticipated projects and future worldwide opportunities. The Public Private Partnership (PPP) Expert will provide technical and support resources to opportunities and projects within Crown Agents' core consulting sectors, namely Procurement Advisory Services. PPP Experts will be required to develop and submit deliverables per clients' specifications and the TOR of projects. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 7 or more years of experience in the field of complex PPP policy, design and implementation or capacity building, and be in possession of a related advanced degree. QUALIFICATIONS: Proven ability to develop and implement innovative solutions to training and skills development. Strong writing skills and prior work experience developing training material on PPP/ PFI related topics. Demonstrable prior experience training government officials and/or private sector investors and banks in PPP and PFI related topics. Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with colleagues and clients, including the ability to explain complex technical PPP solutions. Former related work history successfully reviewing and developing appropriate PPP guidelines and regulations; inclusive of reviewing and advising clients (both public and private sectors) on potential PPP projects. History of supporting governments with PPP procurements and contract management; history of supporting private companies in the PPP project proposals. Ability to work within defined timescales and meet strict deadlines. High level of competence with standard Microsoft office software and general computer literacy required. Ability to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the range of stakeholders involved in PPPs. Relevant Degree qualification in a business, finance, law, education & training, or international development related subject required. Advanced Degree qualification in a business, finance, law, education & training, or international development related subject desirable. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with "#1493, Public Private Partnership Expert", in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
****************************** PROGRAM MANAGER, LAOS RURAL LIVELIHOODS VIENTIANE, LAOS
World Education Australia Limited (WEAL) is a not-for-profit international development agency with the mission of improving the lives of the poor in the Asia Pacific region. WEAL focuses on assisting communities to improve their living standards through livelihood development programs, and by improving their access to financial services. WEAL is seeking an experienced professional to lead implementation of a Resilient Livelihoods for the Poor program in rural Laos. The position will be a full-time contract for immediate start through to June 2016. The position requires excellent communication and facilitation skills and the ability to lead project teams. The ideal candidate will have extensive project management experience in the field of livelihoods and social development/ protection projects. For a full position description, or to express your interest in the role, please visit https://www.smartrecruiters.com/GoodReturn/79798168-program-manager-laos-rural-livelihoods. Applications close: Sunday 16 November 2014.
****************************** DAI
DAI has posted an opening for the following positions. For more information and to apply please visit www.dai.com/washington/careers.php
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT BETHESDA, MD
This position supports the business development unit to coordinate logistical and administrative tasks and assists in any corporate tasks as needed. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree; Understanding of/interest in the international development field; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Excellent time management and organizational skills. Vacancy no: 1680
GLOBAL PRACTICE SPECIALIST, ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH BETHESDA, MD
DAI has posted an opening for a senior natural resources manager and climate change professional with hands-on experience in any combination of the following technical areas: natural resources management (NRM), climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation work who can help provide vision and help enhance DAI's leadership in these sectors, and develop a significant portfolio of projects funded by USAID and other donors. REQUIRES: At least 3 years of experience working in/with developing countries and preferably managing programs that deliver technical expertise/ support in natural resources management, climate vulnerability assessments, climate adaptation and/or mitigation strategies, and/or disaster risk reduction. Demonstrated experience conceptualizing and implementing strategic initiatives with a preference for experience in engaging disadvantaged populations in NRM and climate change activities. Demonstrated ability to work with and lead teams for winning new business and delivering excellent results to clients. Vacancy no: 1688
MARKET INTELLIGENCE ASSISTANT BETHESDA, MD
The Market Intelligence Assistant will collect, update, and maintain all important competitive intelligence information for existing and emerging competitors in a single global database. REQUIRES: Minimum of a Bachelor's degree; Ability to prioritize work under pressure and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines; Ability to work with minimum guidance; must be self-motivated; Creative problem-solving ability; Excellent communication skills (written and oral). Vacancy no: 1684
****************************** DESK OFFICER - EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE RESPONSE LOS ANGELES, CA OR WASHINGTON, DC
International Medical Corps has posted an opening for an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Response Desk Officer who works in close collaboration with the Regional Coordinator and the Regional Team to effect a good management, development, supervision, and support of International Medical Corps' Ebola Virus Disease response within a Regional Desk portfolio. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of relevant work experience or Master's degree plus 1-2 years of relevant experience. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret USG/EU/UN donor regulations and requirements. Ability to write reports. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management and field programs. For more information and to apply please visit our website at www.imcworldwide.org and complete the online employment application form found under the tab "Work with IMC". Vacancy no: 14-768
****************************** SENIOR TECHNICAL SPECIALIST I - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SILVER SPRING, MD
Global Communities, formerly CHF International, has posted an opening for a Senior Technical Specialist who leads the development and technical implementation of new Economic Development projects. He/she pursues new business development; provides leadership to the group; builds in-house technical support capacity for current field programming; and ensures program development needs are met. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics or related field. Minimum 8-10 years of related experience managing multi-million dollar USG-funded programs in developing countries, including economic development programs. Extensive experience in business development and writing successful proposals to a variety of donors a must. For more information and to apply please go to www.chfhq.org. Vacancy no: 2225
****************************** GRANT COORDINATOR-MERCY CORPS NORTHWEST PORTLAND, OR
Mercy Corps has posted an opening for a Grant Coordinator who will serve as a primary point of coordination and communication between community partners in implementing the recently awarded Meyer Memorial Trust grant for piloting certificates of rehabilitation for people with criminal histories. REQUIRES: BA/S or equivalent in business, finance, banking, community development, economics and/or other relevant field or entrepreneurial experience. At least 1-2 years' experience working with databases, online systems and general office software applications. Significant experience working with individuals involved in prison-to-community transition. Demonstrated strength in interpersonal communication and skills. For more information and to apply please go online to www.mercycorps.org/jobs. Vacancy no: 219370-927
****************************** 2015 RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROGRAM WASHINGTON, DC
The International Monetary Fund is seeking new applicants for the 2015 Research Assistant Program (RAP). The RAP is intended for students who have recently completed their undergraduate studies with a superior academic record and who would like to gain useful work experience before pursuing graduate studies. REQUIRES: Recent completion of a Bachelor's degree in economics, computer science, statistics, finance, or math is required. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.5/4 (or equivalent for international diplomas) in both the principal field of study and in the overall program. Ability to work independently under minimum supervision and be accountable for the accuracy of both data and programs. Proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office (specifically Excel and Word) and in packages such as Stata, EViews, and MATLAB. TO APPLY: Candidates meeting the qualifications are invited to apply online at https://www.imf.org/external/np/adm/rec/db/index.htm. Job Number: 1400876.
****************************** PRINCIPAL PORTFOLIO MANAGER WASHINGTON, DC
The World Bank has posted an opening for a Principal Portfolio Manager who will play a key role in continuing to develop and implement the integration of ESG factors into investment decision-making and risk-return analysis across asset classes. S/he will serve as the PEN investment team's point person for liaising with and reaching out to counterparts in the WBG as well as with other like-minded investors and industry associations. REQUIRES: Advanced degree in finance, business or economics. The candidate must have at least 12 years of work experience, with 6 to 8 years of strong investment management experience in an institutional setting, in one or another of the following areas: investing in one or more asset classes including development of investment strategies, managing external managers or investing directly, and/or development and implementation of ESG policy and its integration into investment decision making in one or more asset classes. TO APPLY: Please visit www.worldbank.org. Closing date: 11/17/14. Vacancy no: 141138
****************************** TECHNICAL & PERFORMANCE COORDINATOR OTTAWA, ONTARIO
The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture is seeking a Technical and Performance Coordinator in Ottawa. Duties: to develop and lead the work plan activities of the country office in alignment with institutional and country priorities; to co-ordinate, monitor & report on performance against approved plans, deliverables and standards; to prepare project proposals and secure funding. REQUIRES: Master's Degree (preferable) in Agriculture Sciences, Food Science or a related area. Technical training in relevant areas such as: agribusiness & value chains, agriculture health & food safety, agricultural trade, biotechnology, climate change, risk management, or sustainable rural development. 5+ years' experience in sustainable agriculture or related fields, strategic planning, project proposal preparation, project & performance management. For more information and to apply visit http://www.iica.int/Eng/infoinstitucional/Pages/empleo.aspx. Closing date: 11/16/14.
****************************** UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
The United Nations Development Programme seeks candidates for the following positions. Please apply online at http://jobs.undp.org/.
IDENTIFICATION COORDINATOR NICOSIA, CYPRUS
The IC coordinates the interaction between the CMP investigators, archaeologists, anthropologists and geneticists, as well as the contracted Genetic Laboratory (hereafter referred to collectively as "Parties" or singularly as "Party"). The IC is responsible for the Reconciliation Meetings where all relevant available information is compared and evaluated in order to (a) reach a formal identification, or (b) determine further steps required to achieve an identification. REQUIRES: Minimum academic credentials include a Master's Degree or equivalent (e.g., MA, MS, and MSc) in a discipline related to the CMP Project, and professional education and/or experience in the application of genetics, anthropology, and archaeology toward individual identification in mass fatality settings or large scale human identification projects. 15 years of experience, post degree, in forensic sciences and missing persons identification projects. Closing date: 11/14/14.
EVALUATION SPECIALIST NEW YORK
An Evaluation Specialist (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: Conduct and/or manage evaluations that are impartial, independent, credible and meet professional standards; Promote that evaluations are useful and that evaluation findings and recommendations are followed up; Promote the evaluation function in the Organization; Effectively deploy human and financial resources of the Independent Evaluation Office. REQUIRES: Master's Degree or equivalent in Economics, Sociology, International Relations, Political Science, or any other related social sciences. At least 7 years of international development experience. At least 5 years of those in development evaluation/ research experience. Knowledge of specialized software applied to evaluation, including IT knowledge to establish and maintain databases and tracking systems. Closing date: 11/24/14.
****************************** UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER BANGKOK
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in Bangkok. Duties: Monitors and conducts research in economic and financial developments in the Asia-Pacific region and identifies recurrent and emerging issues of concern to the Asia-Pacific region related to sustainable development. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics or related field is required. Ph.D. in economics is desirable. Minimum of five years (or seven years for candidates with a first level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis policy formulation, application of economic principles in development or related area required. Specific experience in the areas of (i) macroeconomic policies or economic development (ii) financing for development or (iii) regional economic and financial integration is desirable. Closing date: 12/20/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-ESCAP- 37888-R-BANGKOK(G)
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Assists the Director in all activities related to the work programme, budget and administrative matters, including the preparation of the Strategic Framework, Proposed Programme Budget, and Programme Performance Report, as well as the management of trust funds and support to the implementation of the development account projects as executed by the Division. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area, including experience in programme planning and management. Experience with IMDIS is desirable. Closing date: 12/19/14. Vacancy no: 14- ECO-DESA-36969-R-NEW YORK (R)
****************************** FISHERY & AQUACULTURE OFFICER ACCRA, GHANA
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted an opening for a Fishery & Aquaculture Officer (P-3) in Accra. Duties: Researches and analyzes technical, social, economic, environmental, institutional, and technology related information, data and statistics and/or related policy issues to support the delivery of programme projects, products and services. Produces a variety of technical information, data, statistics and reports as well as input for technical documents and web pages. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in economics, fisheries economics, food engineering, food technology, marine affairs with a specialization in fisheries management and/or governance or other related field. Five years of relevant experience in fish trade, fishery products safety and quality, field of statistics and data management of fisheries, or related field including food technology and processing. Working knowledge of English and French. TO APPLY: visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete the on-line application. Closing date: 11/17/14. Vacancy no: IRC2643
****************************** *BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER WASHINGTON, DC
Are you seeking an employer with excellent salaries and benefits that include 40+ days of paid leave, retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and much more? Well, look no further. AMIDEAST, a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa, has an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Officer in its Washington, DC office. Working with other members of the Business Development team, the Business Development Officer is responsible for supporting the technical, cost and production activities of proposal development as well as ongoing budget review and approval. Priority of tasks is determined based on deadline requirements. Description of Responsibilities: Proposal Support: Project descriptions: writing, gathering info from contracts and the field. Various proposal tasks as assigned: charts, formatting resumes, proposal assembly, etc. Research tasks as assigned on clients, projects, etc. Writing tasks as assigned: capability statements, etc. Prepare the quarterly Win/Loss Report for the Board of Directors. Assist in managing the shared drive proposal files. Budgeting Support: Review solicitation requirements and advise the proposal team and field offices on the interpretation of specific costing requirements in collaboration with the Senior Pricing Analyst. Assist in preparing proposal budgets in collaboration with proposal teams. Write cost notes. Assist in ensuring headquarters, regional and country support costs are appropriately represented within each budget submission. Ensure completion and accuracy of cost and certification related proposal forms for client submission. Assist with managing the budget approvals process for field office budgets, including budget reviews, math checks, cost verification, and etc. Assist in the development of budgets templates in response to specific requests from clients. Other duties and responsibilities as needed/ assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Bachelor's degree. 1-3 years of experience in proposal development with budget development a plus. Experience responding to USAID, Department of State and commercial solicitations. Proactive, self-directing work approach; High attention to detail. Strong communication, writing and organizational skills. Ability to work within deadlines and frequently shifting priorities. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Willingness to travel overseas. Preferred: Work experience in an organization with a Middle East/ North Africa portfolio. Arabic and/or French language skills. TO APPLY: Please submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirement via our on-line applicant tracking system, https://apply.amideast.org/ATS_CLIENT/
****************************** *PROJECT MANAGER JAKARTA, INDONESIA
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. Contingent on funding approval, Winrock is looking to hire a Project Manager to be based with its existing team in its office in Jakarta. The Project Manager will be responsible for implementing a project aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission from palm oil (outlined below) and ensuring economic and social welfare benefits for local stakeholders including rural communities and smallholder farmers. The Project Manager will also assist Winrock to develop a broader, complimentary program of work. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding. The palm oil project will identify two priority districts as strong candidates for piloting low carbon approaches to oil palm development by conducting an integrated evaluation combining technical, political and institutional criteria. The evaluation will engage local leadership, Winrock's palm oil mill partners, Winrock's Indonesian Fellows, other local experts and key European or other demand-side groups (such as food retailer or biofuel groups). Technical criteria will include geospatial biophysical data such as the location of peatlands, carbon stocking levels, availability of degraded land to relocate expansion, etc. Economic criteria will include productivity, opportunities to increase income and land value, revenues to support local government and services, etc. The project will identify potential pilot activities in one of the priority districts and produce recommendations for replicating and scaling up these and other pilots by a) surveying other proposed pilot activities within Indonesia and evaluating technical support requirements in their measurement, monitoring design and implementation, and proposing a set of technical support activities, and b) engaging key stakeholders and other grantees in knowledge and information exchange. RESPONSIBILITIES: Project Management and coordination: Work closely with and coordinate the work of project partners (to be selected) and Winrock's Fellows to meet project goals; Manage contractual arrangements and obligations of project partners and Fellows; Identify key stakeholders, organize and host listening sessions for partners to identify pilot opportunities. Co-ordinate and assist in completing the following deliverables with input from team and partners: Screening analysis (Identifies the methodology and approach for screening; identifies the 2 Priority Districts for GHG reduction activities, based on the technical, economic, institutional etc., criteria). Listening sessions report (Illustrates the key issues, challenges, opportunities for low- carbon oil palm development and identifies specific opportunities related to pilot activities). Final Project report. Provide guidance to international team members and partners to ensure cultural sensitivity. Stakeholder management: Develop and maintain excellent relationships with local partners (e.g. universities) and Winrock's Indonesian Fellows. Conduct interviews with multiple stakeholders (smallholders, local policy makers etc.) Business Development: Assist with efforts to secure funded work with donors and private companies. Tasks may include communicating with potential clients; gathering data needed for proposals; recruiting local project partners; and assist with proposal writing. The applicant will also be required to: Travel within Sumatra and/or Kalimantan on visits expected to be 1-2 weeks long. Hold weekly project update meetings with the European project manager based in the UK, which may require some evening phone/ skype calls. Oversee project activities to ensure smooth management and timely implementation. Closely follow the implementation plan and monitor each deliverable. Represent Winrock and at meetings and conferences as needed. Manage sensitive subject areas with diplomacy. Address and proactively identify problems and challenges. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Degree in Agriculture, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, International Development, or related field. Master's degree preferred. Experience: 10-15 years of relevant working experience. Knowledge and experience of oil palm sector and/or deforestation issues in Indonesia preferred. 5 years of experience in managing multidisciplinary (environmental, economic etc.) and/or multi-stakeholder projects. Experience in the commodities sector, with the private sector, preferred. Skills/ Knowledge: Excellent communicator (written and verbal) able to interact with a variety of groups including oil palm producers (corporate and smallholders), academic and research groups, civil society organizations, government officials etc. A proactive and resourceful team member able to work independently and remotely, while maintaining strong communications with other international team members based outside Indonesia. Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English. Exceptional writing and editing skills. Strong organizational and project management ability. Must be able to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines. Ability to build and maintain strong and effective relationships with multiple stakeholders in Indonesia. Experience writing proposals for USAID or other donors (ADB, World Bank, or foundations) highly desirable. High level of proficiency in MS Office applications. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits. TO APPLY: Applicants should go to www.winrock.org to the Jobs link and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Project Manager - ERT by November 12, 2014. NOTE: All candidates must prepare a written response (no more than 1 page total) to each question below. Please attach the response to the application. Applications received without a response to both questions below will not be considered. 1. What do you see as the most likely challenges the palm oil sustainability project (described above) will encounter, and how would you recommend overcoming them? 2. What do you see as the key(s) to success of this project? Winrock would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted. EEOE/AA.
****************************** *DEPUTY DIRECTOR CONGO BASIN
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Deputy Director, Congo Basin at our Washington, DC office. This position is a one- year term with the possibility for an extension. In accordance with the goals and objectives of the organization and approved strategic plan for the Congo Basin Program, plans, directs and oversees Program activities, including strategic and long- term planning administration, supervision of staff, project development, evaluation, fundraising for specific projects and the organization, and coordination with other departments within WWF. Advises the Managing Director, on pertinent issues in the region, progress on program activities, and technical areas. Works closely with the other members of the Congo Basin team. Job REQUIREMENTS: Manages USAID and USFWS, as well as other foundation, corporate and private, grants to the Congo Basin Program including strategic planning, proposal development, and assuring compliance, coordinating deliverables/ reporting, tracking budgets and performing site visits. Provides technical support to WWF programs in the Congo Basin as a high level advisor on broad technical conservation subjects. Contributes to short and long term program planning and strategy development for the Congo Basin Program and development of innovative concepts and transformational initiatives. Actively pursues new funding sources, and reviews and oversees relevant fundraising activities, including meeting with potential donors and discussing and reviewing fundraising proposals. As needed, maintains regular contact with major donors, particularly foundations, government agencies, in particular, USAID, and multi and bi-lateral agencies. Other duties and responsibilities assigned by the supervisor. Skills and Abilities: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as biological sciences, natural resources management, or international development is required; Master's degree preferred. Extensive field experience in Africa necessary, with a strong central Africa background preferred. Position requires eight to ten years of experience, in biological conservation, natural resources management, international development or related field with demonstrated success in developing and managing complex conservation projects. Proven ability and experience in networking with key regional players is required. Proven ability to sensitively and effectively supervise staff, to direct formulation of complex conservation projects. Excellent writing abilities and strong organizational skills. Administrative and project management experience is essential along with diplomatic skills and a desire to work with nationals from developing countries. Ability to analyze, prioritize, complete work with minimal supervision, and meet deadlines. Ability to facilitate the work of others, take initiative, use independent judgment, and work effectively as the member of a team. Familiarity with donors such as USAID and/or US Fish and Wildlife Service is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills, both in English and French, are required. Extensive travel (1-2 months at a time) in the Congo Basin region is required. TO APPLY: Please visit our careers page and submit an online application. Submit cover letter and resume to http://worldwildlife.org/about/careers, job #15039. Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone. As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and veteran or disability status. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/qtkztqj
****************************** *DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATIONS KERICHO, KENYA
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. (HJF) is seeking a Deputy Director for Administration and Operations - Kenya for the HIV Research program located in Kericho, Kenya. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP. Responsibilities: 1. Provide support to the HIV Program leadership (i.e. HIV Program Director and Deputy Directors) in the day-to-day administrative activities and operations. 2. Provide administrative oversight and support to the core administrative components and staff including, but not limited to, procurement, contracting, accounting, and human resources. 3. Serve as one of two senior level administrative positions (along with the Deputy Director for Operations) overseeing HJF Medical Research International in Kenya, the local entity through which HJF operates. 4. Provide administrative support to the HIV research program in all aspects of executing clinical research under the auspices of USMHRP and USAMRU-K. 5. Provide administrative support to the PEPFAR program in all aspects of partner services, ensuring communication and coordination of activities with the State Department, other USG agencies and the Kenya U.S. Liaison Office (KUSLO) at the US Embassy. 6. The incumbent will be responsible for assessing current and future administrative staffing and training needs, recommending proposals to insure adequate staffing levels and staff training. 7. Ensure United States and Kenya Governments policies and regulations are followed. 8. Review and amend or design and develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) where appropriate administrative activities. 9. Review current staffing levels with regard to appropriateness to support HIV program activities, evaluate competitiveness in employment packages, and provide support to staff recruitment efforts. 10. Directs, coordinates, and conducts personnel actions and furnishes guidance and assistance as needed. 11. Oversee execution of agreements, contracts and legal issues with the assistance of the USAMRU-K Director of Finance and Administration, Kenya lawyers and HJF HQ legal department as deemed necessary. 12. Provide senior oversight and accountability where appropriate for HIV program financial, procurement, and contracting activities particularly supporting HJF MRI requirements. 13. Reports to USMHRP and USAMRU-K leadership on behalf of the HIV Program Director and Deputy Directors as necessary and appropriate for program operations. 14. Provides collaborative assistance to other program personnel and research scientists that require the incumbent's expertise. 15. Maintains a safe work environment with appropriate training of other personnel. 16. Supports a productive team environment. 17. Completes other projects as needed. REQUIREMENTS: Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Demonstrated abilities in leadership and management of complex and multi-stakeholder organization. Administrative program management experience and training (preferably P.M.P.), in international settings. Expert in managing procurement, finance, contracting, and administrative policies. An ability to communicate effectively to include excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills. Ability to independently troubleshoot administrative tasks and challenges. Work as a leader and part of a team in a remote setting such as Kericho, Kenya. Education/ Requirements: Master's degree required in administration, and ability to meet requirements for a United States Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) position. Minimum Experience: 6-10 years related research administration, with experience in an international setting being preferable. Experience living in Africa highly desired. Physical Capabilities: Incumbent will be expected to relocate to Kericho, Kenya and travel to Nairobi as well as Rockville, Maryland (USA) on occasion as necessary to perform job duties. Supervisory Responsibilities/ Controls: Incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the USAMRU-K HIV Program Leadership (Director, Deputy Directors) as well as the USMHRP and USAMRU-K Directors having oversight of the HIV Program. Work Environment: Will require working evenings and weekends. TO APPLY: Please apply on-line at careers.hjf.org click "Advanced Search" and enter job number 209597 in the Job Opening ID box. HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
****************************** *SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR WASHINGTON, DC
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 Communications Advisor, Bureau of Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS, United States Agency for International Development. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Senior Communications Advisor is responsible for managing and directing all internal and external communications for the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) within USAID's Global Health (GH) Bureau. USAID is one of the key implementing agencies of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a U.S. government initiative coordinated by the Department of State's Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC). Through OHA, USAID works closely with OGAC, other implementing agencies and partners as well as across the entire agency to contribute to PEPFAR's strategic priorities in response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic and goal of reaching an AIDS-free Generation (AFG). This is a senior level and highly visible position critical to the overall management and functioning of a very busy, large and dynamic office. The individual will work closely with senior leadership in OHA and the GH and Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA) Bureaus to provide communications counsel and develop the agency's AFG communications strategy, ensuring that clear and consistent messages and information about the program are communicated in a proactive and timely fashion to both internal and external audiences. Externally, this position requires regular coordination across U.S. government agencies and with implementing partners, advocates, multilateral organizations, other key global health decision makers and the media. Internally, the position requires coordination across numerous offices and bureaus, and on occasion, with the Executive Office. The position also requires regular interaction with field staff responsible for country-specific outreach activities, and oversees a team assigned to managing day-to-day inquiries, information requests and implementation. DUTIES: Communications Strategy, Vision and Leadership: Develop and oversee implementation of annual strategic AFG communications plan; broaden awareness of GH's AFG programs both internally and externally; increase visibility across key stakeholder audiences. Develop calendar of events and oversee timeline and implementation. Key milestones include publication and report launches, data releases, conferences, observance days and high-level and end-of-project meetings that promote USAID's technical leadership and cultivate meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including the media and other influencers. Identify internal and external challenges and emerging issues that require attention, rapid response and crisis communications. Work with leadership and staff to recognize opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them. Serve as a key member of the communications and senior management teams within OHA and LPA. Attend weekly and bi-weekly meetings. Identify linkages, key deliverables and opportunities where AFG messages can be amplified. Serve as a senior communications counselor to leadership. Operations: Message & Collateral Development: Provide strategic input and contribute to the development of AFG messages. Oversee creation of collateral and leverage internal and external communication channels, including social media, website and intranet, fact sheets, newsletters, country profiles, success stories, blogs and internal briefing documents to amplify and communicate those messages. Media and Stakeholder Relations: Exercise judgment to prioritize media and other external third- party stakeholder opportunities. Actively engage, cultivate and manage opportunities to ensure positive stories and media placements. Coordinate responses and oversee development of talking points, speeches, press releases, Q&As, presentations and other relevant materials. Manage relationship with HIV and AIDS advocates, and other key stakeholders, and identify opportunities for engagement with GH and OHA leadership. Budget and Planning: Oversee communications budget, working closely with contract/ activity managers to manage relationship with outside partner. Plan, project and track workplans. Guidelines & Processes: Contribute to agency-wide protocols around branding, clearances and other operations-related processes. Develop guidelines that communicate new protocols to staff, particularly around PEPFAR branding, approval processes and clearances of classified, internal documents. Event Planning: Work across the inter-agency, agency and GH to leverage AFG leadership and technical expertise for high-level and other relevant events and meetings. Oversee logistics and flow of activities. Information Requests: Ensure timely responses to internal and external information requests, including monthly reports, briefers, scheduling requests, and action memos designed for GH senior leadership and the Executive Office. Coordinate across GH on congressional and inter-agency inquiries. Staff Meetings: Provide direction on agenda for bi-weekly staff meetings for OHA and monthly AFG meetings for GH. Team Development and Coordination: Coordinate a communications team to support the development and execution of a the AFG communications strategy. Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality. Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have: Dynamic senior communications professional with a minimum of 10-15 years of progressively responsible global experience. Preferred knowledge in the public health and/or international development sector. Desired Master's or required Bachelor's in a relevant discipline (public affairs, communications, journalism, public health) with equivalent work experience. Demonstrated expertise in strategic communication planning with ability to triage and monitor 'big picture' while attending to minute details. Ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences using the best distribution channels. A strong practitioner who thrives on a fast pace environment and managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently. Relationship builder with flexibility and finesse to 'manage by influence'. High energy, maturity and leadership with ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and implementation levels. Proven record of excellent organizational, management, and interpersonal skills; strong technical writing and editing skills. Willingness to travel internationally. US Citizenship required. Security Clearance Requested: SECRET. This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award. TO APPLY: CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at https://careers-camris.icims.com. Application Deadline: Open until filled. CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
****************************** *HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISER, CAPACITY BUILDING CO-ORDINATOR WARSAW
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has posted an opening for a Human Rights Adviser in Warsaw. Duties: Identifying, developing and implementing capacity building programmatic activities and projects on key human rights areas of concern for/with government authorities, NHRIs, non-governmental organizations and OSCE structures and missions. REQUIRES: University degree in law, political science, international relations, or social sciences, with a specialization in human rights; possession of an advanced university degree in a related field is desirable. A minimum of six years of progressively responsible and relevant professional experience in the field of human rights, including experience at the international level and preferably in an advisory function. Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing capacity building activities, including experience in designing and implementing projects. TO APPLY: Please apply online at http://www.osce.org/employment/13108.html. Closing date: 11/6/14. Vacancy no: VNODIP00504
****************************** *DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CHILD AND YOUTH PROTECTION AND EDUCATION NEW YORK
The IRC seeks a seasoned manager with an outstanding track record leading programs for children and youth in conflict, post-conflict and disaster-affected settings for a new Deputy Director position within the Child and Youth Protection and Development Technical Unit. The Deputy Director's primary responsibility will be to ensure that the technical support provided by the CYPD to IRC's programs around the world is effective and efficient, responsive to context, and based on or generating evidence about what works for children and youth. The Deputy Director will ensure that the three existing technical teams in education, child protection and youth & livelihoods are cohesive, motivated and structured in a way that will create efficiencies and success. S/he will represent the IRC's children's programs in both internal and external high- level forums, events and meetings, and will support the Senior Director to establish new partnerships and increased funds for IRC's child and youth programs. TO APPLY: Please apply online at: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=11092
****************************** *HEAD OF ECONOMY & PEACEBUILDING, PEACEBUILDING ISSUES PROGRAMME LONDON
International Alert is seeking a Head of Economy & Peacebuilding, Peacebuilding Issues Programme in London. We are recruiting a hands-on leader to join our Peacebuilding Issues Programme (PIP), which consists of a team of experts focusing on research, advocacy and training, and on specific issues such as the economic aspects of peace, environment and climate change, governance and gender. The team generates thinking and ideas and delivers practical support on peacebuilding issues and methods. You will manage a team within PIP providing conceptual, strategic and practical leadership and support for Alert's work understanding economic factors of peacebuilding and influencing the economic policies and practices of governments, international organizations and businesses to ensure they are conflict-sensitive and conducive to peace. To be great in this job you are likely, first and foremost, to have a talent for applying a high-level conceptual analysis to generate practical ideas, and tailoring and communicating these to diverse audiences with authority and empathy. You have a proven track record of leading a team to develop and implement solutions that make a positive difference on specific political economy and conflict-sensitivity issues in fragile and conflict affected states and you possess a track record of developing successful strategies and project proposals. Having worked in at least one fragile and conflict-affected context for a minimum of two years, you will have at least five years' experience contributing to knowledge and understanding of political economy and peacebuilding. You will have two years or more experience of managing a team and at least two years of experience working with international institutions, businesses or governments on economic issues. 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 application form and equal opportunities form to jobs@international-alert.org, both of which can be found under 'Downloads'. Please note we do not accept CVs and previous applicants need not apply. Closing date: Sunday 23rd November 2014. Interview dates: Initial telephone interviews will take place week commencing 8th December 2014.
****************************** *CS3 EXECUTIVE OFFICER OVERSEAS
The USAID/Office of Crisis Surge Support Staff (CS3) has opened a new position for an Executive Officer located overseas. This is an intermittent Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-15 equivalent level. The position is open to U.S. citizens only due to security clearance requirements. Applications for this position are due no later than December 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please visit www.globalcorps.com.
****************************** *COUNTRY DIRECTOR LIMA, PERU
Innovations for Poverty Action seeks a Country Director based in Lima, Peru to oversee Peru-Bolivia-Paraguay country programs. This position provides a unique opportunity to be closely involved in policy-relevant research and to work with top academics and policy makers. Country Directors oversee multiple impact evaluations at a time in a range of sectors, including education, financial inclusion and enterprise development, and health. REQUIRES: a Master's degree in international affairs, international public policy, development economics, field related to international economic development. A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience. Requires excellent communication skills in both English and Spanish. TO APPLY: Interested candidates, please apply online at www.poverty-action.org
****************************** *REGIONAL PROGRAM MANAGER FOR ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST - GRANTS BALTIMORE, MD
Lutheran World Relief has posted an opening for a Regional Program Manager for Asia and the Middle East: Grants who will work under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Director to provide management oversight and administrative support of all restricted awards in the region. REQUIRES: A Master's degree in a field relevant to international development is required, or a Bachelor's degree with equivalent experience. Minimum 5years international development work experience, including developing proposals and implementing restricted awards in a developing country context. Three or more years of experience negotiating and backstopping USG grants for an international relief & development organization; demonstrated experience with US Government regulations and grant procedures strongly preferred. For more information and to apply visit www.lwr.org/jobs/index.asp
****************************** *ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CORPORATE ANALYSES WASHINGTON, DC
ACDI/VOCA has posted an opening for a D.C.-based Associate Director, Corporate Analyses, who will support the global data aggregation and analyses of project and global data sets. This position also takes a lead role in reporting and presenting on findings. REQUIRES: A master's degree in international development, economics, social sciences, or other related field, with a minimum of five years' related work experience in Monitoring & Evaluation within international development programs required. Candidates must have demonstrated experience in data collection, statistical analysis, reporting, and experience with computer-based statistical packages and databases (Epi Info, ACCESS, STATA, SPSS, GIS, SAS, etc.). Candidates must also have demonstrated proficiency and interest in publications and writing, as well as the ability to synthesize data into reports and learning products. Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, organizational, and team-work skills are required. Fluency in English required. French language and/or Spanish language skills a plus. For more information and to apply go to www.acdivoca.org, click on join us. Vacancy no: 14-0042
****************************** FHI 360
FHI 360 has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply go to http://www.fhi360.org/en/WorkingWithUs/res_EmploymentOpportunities.htm
*PROGRAM OFFICER II WASHINGTON, DC
The Program Officer provides technical assistance and support to programs. Collects, compiles, and analyzes information relevant to programs. REQUIRES: Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent in Knowledge/ Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/ Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field. Typically requires a minimum of 5-8 years' experience with program management, US Government rules and regulations. Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff. Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language as appropriate. Vacancy no: 14867
*BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL ASSOCIATE III WASHINGTON, DC
This position will work closely with the Social and Economic Development Business Unit on their business planning and proposals activities across the international economic development and livelihoods, civil society and peacebuilding, environment, technology and gender sectors. REQUIRES: BS/BA in economics, international affairs/ development or other area of human development. 5+ years of experience in Public Health, Healthcare or related industry. 7-9 years of relevant experience in proposal development, program design, project management, and other related work or master's degree in economics, international affairs/ development or other area of human development and 5-7 years of experience in proposal development, program design, project management and other related work. Vacancy no: 14818
****************************** *POLICY OFFICER (FIRST) MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted openings for a Policy Officer (FIRST) (P-4) in multiple locations. Duties: organizes and leads an in-depth assessment of the policy and institutional framework(s) related to FNSSA, reviews and analyzes global and country-specific requirements, and identifies areas for improvement; provides technical backstopping support to, and ensures the quality and effectiveness of capacity development and knowledge sharing activities, as endorsed by the Government. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in agricultural economics, development economics, food security and nutrition, sustainable agriculture or a related area. Seven years of relevant experience in policy analysis and advice related to food and nutrition security and/or sustainable agriculture policy. Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Russian, Arabic or Chinese. TO APPLY: Send your application to: V.A ESA-83-14-PRJ, Economic and Social Development Department, FAO Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153 Rome ITALY, E-mail: VA-83-14-PRJ-ESA@fao.org. Closing date: 11/7/14. Vacancy no: ESA-83-14-PRJ
****************************** *SENIOR POLICY OFFICER MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted openings for Senior Policy Officers (P-5) in multiple locations. Duties: analyze global and country specific requirements, organize and lead an in-depth assessment of the policy and institutional framework of Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA), and identify areas for improvements; plan, organize and participate in capacity development plans and activities as endorsed by the Government involving the provision of advice, technical assistance, training workshops, seminars, and meetings as well as oversee the development of related materials, on-line tools and information kit. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in agricultural economics, development economics, food security and nutrition and/or sustainable agriculture or related area. Ten years of relevant experience in policy analysis and advice related to food and nutrition security and/or sustainable agriculture policy. Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Russian, Arabic or Chinese. TO APPLY: Send your application to: V.A ESA-84-14-PRJ, Economic and Social Development Department, FAO Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153 Rome ITALY, E-mail: VA-84-14-PRJ-ESA@fao.org, Closing date: 11/7/14. Vacancy no: ESA-84-14- PRJ
****************************** *DIRECTOR, LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN DIVISION ROME
The International Fund for Agricultural Development seeks a Director, Latin America and the Caribbean Division (D-1) in Rome. The Director will lead, manage and motivate a team of managers/ senior specialists who are also supervisors, specialists and assistants. Most typically as a member of a departmental management team, they are responsible for managing and supervising the delivery of a division's programme of work within an allocated budget. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree from an accredited institution in a technically relevant area. At least twelve (12) years of progressively responsible professional experience in technically related area in a multi-cultural organization or national organization providing support on a global scope. Progressively responsible supervisory/ team leader experience is required. TO APPLY: Applicants should send an IFAD personal history form to vacancy@ifad.org. Closing date: 11/16/14. Vacancy no: 1323
****************************** *SPECIALIST, ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT WASHINGTON, DC
The World Health Organization seeks a Specialist, Enterprise Risk Management (P-3) in Washington, DC. Duties: Monitor the implementation of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Program to ensure Organization's risk posture is according to management policies and the Organization's strategy and regulations; Provide support for the development of the strategy, framework and methodology for the Organization's Business Continuity Management (BCM) program. REQUIRES: A bachelor's degree in management, business administration, or a related field, from a recognized university. Seven years of combined national and international experience in areas related to the management of projects for the processes and operations that support the business of an institution. Of these at least three years of experience working on the management and mitigation of vulnerabilities and risks associated with the operations that support the work of an institution. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No. Closing date: 11/7/14. Vacancy no: PAHO/14/FT550
****************************** UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
*HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
A Humanitarian Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Serve as a Desk Officer for a set of countries in the assigned regions. In close liaison with OCHA country and regional offices; monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/ management or emergency situations in assigned country/ area. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/ emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area. Experience working in the context of natural disaster response and/or complex emergencies is desirable. Closing date: 12/13/14. Vacancy no: 14-HRA-OCHA-37704-R-NEW YORK (X)
*HEAD, POLICY UNIT PARIS
A Head, Policy Unit (P-4) is sought in Paris. Duties: Plan, organize and ensure quality of the work and outputs of the Policy Unit. Oversee directly the day-to-day activities of the Unit's staff. Ensure timely execution of UNEP's commitments. Ensure the quality of progress and substantive reports and correspondence. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in energy policy, engineering economics or a related field. A minimum of seven (7) years of progressive work experience in the specific areas associated with the post, including sustainable energy, climate mitigation policies and programme management. Closing date: 12/12/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNEP-35997-R-PARIS (X)
*SENIOR PROGRAMME OFFICER NEW YORK
A Senior Programme Officer (P-5) is sought in New York. Duties: Identify new and emerging challenges, especially cross-cutting issues and develop strategies for DESA's work on these issues. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in public or business administration, management, law, economics or a related field. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in international development, including in programme management as well as in analytical policy-oriented work, is required. Experience with the working of UN system, especially in the economic and social fields required. Experience in working with senior officials is required. Closing date: 12/9/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-DESA-37565-R-NEW YORK(G)
*STATISTICIAN NEW YORK
A Statistician (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Organizes, designs, plans and carries out the collection, evaluation, analysis, compilation and dissemination of trade statistical data by selecting methods of data collection, selecting and implementing methods for checking collected data, and selecting and implementing appropriate methods for data processing for incorporation into databases. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in statistics, mathematics, economics, sociology or related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data or related area is required. Experience in operation of a complex computerized statistical system is required. Experience in official statistics with a specialization in statistical production processes and database management and development is desirable. Closing date: 12/9/14. Vacancy no: 14-STT-DESA-37697-R-NEW YORK (R)
****************************** INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs.
*DIVISION CHIEF ENVIRONMENT, RURAL DEVELOPMENT & DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT WASHINGTON, DC
The RND Chief will manage a team of qualified professionals and will be responsible for INE's operational and non-operational activities in the areas of rural development agriculture, tourism, natural resources management, and disaster risk management, with the primary objective of ensuring development effectiveness of the IDB's present and future lending portfolio in these areas. REQUIRES: Master's Degree or equivalent (Ph.D. preferred) in agricultural economics, natural resources economics, economics, or other relevant fields. Professional with strong analytical skills and 10-15 years of experience relevant to the responsibilities of the position. S/he will have a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of sector trends, challenges, and effectiveness of public policy instruments in the areas of rural development and agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean. Vacancy no: 1400006035. Closing date: 12/24/14.
*SCL/LMK TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONS CONSULTANCY FOR JAMAICA, THE BAHAMAS AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WASHINGTON, DC
The objective of this consultancy is to provide technical, research and analytical support to the Unit in their activities, especially in the operational support to labor training and intermediation services in Jamaica, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, and analytical work on apprenticeship programs and policies. REQUIRES: Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field/ discipline (such as economic policy, public policy, public management, applied economics or equivalent) plus two years of relevant experience. Languages: Proficiency in Spanish and English. Relevant professional and operational support experience in: a) public sector in a developing country; b) project management (preferably funded by multilateral organizations); c) research (preferably in an international organization); and d) experience in a country office will be appreciated. Capacity of analysis and interpretation of quantitative and non-quantitative information, including experience with micro-data. Vacancy no: 1400005038
****************************** ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The Organisation For Economic Co-Operation and Development seeks applicants for the following positions. Please apply online at https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/joblist.ftl?lang=en
*JUNIOR POLICY ANALYSTS PARIS
We are looking for Junior Policy Analysts to contribute to work by carrying out desk research, drafting, field mission preparation and participation, communication and event organization. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in public administration, public policy, economics, political economy, public law or a related discipline. One to two years of experience in research and analysis, preferably in the domain of public administration management or legal activities, in a national government, academic institution, civil society organization and/or an international institution. Experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders, organization of events and missions, horizontal activities in an international context. Experience of working in a national administration, would be an advantage. Closing date: 11/8/14. Job Number: 09517
*INNOVATION ECONOMIST / STATISTICIAN PARIS
We are looking for an Economist/ Statistician to oversee and contribute to the development and compilation of statistics, indicators and analysis necessary to monitor innovation and innovation-related policies, including public support measures. The selected person will work on the implementation of the programme of work of the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP). REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in economics, econometrics or statistics. An academic publishing record in the area of science and innovation is highly desirable. At least five years' experience in the development of databases, statistics and indicators and quantitative analysis methods. Proven experience in the field of innovation analysis. Experience in contributing to multidisciplinary projects. Experience in carrying out quantitative analysis in support of innovation policy analysis. Experience of causal analysis econometric methods is highly desirable. Closing date: 11/8/14. Job Number: 09524
****************************** *DIRECTOR, GRANTS, CONTRACTS & COMPLIANCE WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA is seeking a Director, Grants, Contracts & Compliance who serves as an expert on contracts and compliance with contracts, grants and other award provisions and audit requirements for all Plan institutional contracts, grants and awards including US Government, multilateral, corporate, and foundation awards. The Director, Grants, Contracts & Compliance is responsible for developing, implementing, and sustaining efficient and transparent internal controls to ensure compliance with government and private grants/ contracts. S/he is responsible for the organizational processes for award administration from proposal to close-out, ensuring full compliance with local laws, Plan USA and Plan Global policies, and donor rules and regulations. She/he will lead the revision of the organizational guidance documents and training materials in line with the new OMB "Super Circular." Main Responsibilities of the Job: Bid and Proposal Development: Establishes and maintains compliance policies and procedures for bid and proposal development. Participate in bid and proposal Go/No-Go meetings being a voice for finance and compliance considerations for the decision. Reviews RFA/RFPs/RFBs and signals to the organization any compliance, financial, and legal requirements that need to be addressed. Leads the proposal team on compliance matters during the preparation of bids and proposals including partner teaming agreements and negotiations, cost share commitments, and documentation for the business/ cost proposal (certifications, policies, manuals). Reviews and signs-off on bids and proposals for compliance issues and communicates to the appropriate senior staff members in addressing these issues. Ensures compliance/ legal issues are satisfactorily addressed and documents the risks taken by senior management. Client and Partner Management: Leads negotiations with donor/ prime on new awards/ subawards and contracts prior to their execution and modifications. Approves final agreements. Assists International Programs (IP) Team in the communications with Agreement Officers, Contract Officers and Grant staff of both donor and sub-recipient organizations on any contractual matters and administrative tasks such as waivers, exemptions, etc. Participates in kick-off meetings and represents Plan USA as a compliance lead. Drafts or reviews documents relating to grants/ contracts/ subs such as pre-teaming agreements, teaming agreements, subawards, etc. Monitors the process for subcontracts and subawards including pre-award assessments, subrecipient monitoring, and subgrant documents. Review final subagreements. Coordinates and develops Plan USA policies and procedures related to grant and contract requirements that affect the overall Plan organization. Serves as a technical resource to Plan USA and Country Offices in interpreting donor rules and regulations. Contract Drafting and Review: Drafts or reviews contracts including grant and second tier contracts where Plan USA is a party primarily as it relates to US Government funded contracts. Assists the Plan field offices set up systems, procedures and controls that are sufficient to manage contract funds. Advises management on rules, risks and other matters relating to contract-based funding. Exercises contract signing authority up to amounts authorized by management. Implementation: Focuses on ensuring that Plan has proper policies and procedures (financial, procurement, travel, HR, etc.) in place related to contractual compliance by developing, improving and revising policies in collaboration and partnership across departments to ensure integration and proper implementation. Develops and maintains accuracy of grants administration procedures manual covering full grant/ contract lifecycle from proposal to closeout. Reviews internal Plan International Grant Agreement Documents (GADs) for each award to ensure appropriate donor compliance requirements are contained in the document. Develops and maintains document management system for all contractual and compliance files. Keeps current on regulatory, contractual, legal and financial compliance requirements for all proposals, grants, contracts and communicate relevant changes appropriately within Plan. Reviews consulting agreements for the IP Team for compliance requirements. Assists Director of Finance, IP with annual A-133 audit. Develops responses to the donor/ prime on any audit findings and participates in resolution of the findings. Communicates with Global Assurance and Counter-Fraud Unit of Plan International on a regular basis. Develops monitoring tools for Program staff to review compliance issues during field travel - i.e. Compliance Checklists, Documentation review, etc. Reviews and approves award modification requests including budget modifications. Maintain all required compliance registrations and filings such as SAM, FFATA, Grants Solutions, etc. Provides guidance and advice on matters related with Plan USA and Plan International Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA). Keep up-to-date the Cost Share Guidance Document and provide on-going advice on cost share questions from the Country Offices. Assists in the development of a grants management database. Institutional Learning and Training: Lead the update of the training materials and Guidance Documents in line with the OMB's final rule to the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, more commonly known as the "Super Circular." Designs, delivers, and evaluates training to IP and field staff on specific compliance issues or regulatory changes related with proposal development, negotiation, project start up, grant administration, implementation, financial management, and closeouts. Travels to the field to lead compliance training on donor regulations. Coordinates opportunities for compliance training for other Plan USA and field staff. Other: Participate in the meetings across the organization that require Compliance input/ feedback (includes being a member of the internal, corporate-wide Compliance Committee). Success Indicators: A demonstrated commitment to children and their welfare. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of OMB Circulars, CFRs, FAR/AIDAR, and donor regulations, etc. Award management from donors like USAID (including OFDA), Dept. of State, Dept. of Labor is required. Other international development donor experience including multilateral, foundations and corporate is highly desirable. Extensive experience reviewing and analyzing grant agreements and contracts. Prior experience in indirect rate development, internal audit and grant financial management is highly desirable. Demonstrated experience in curriculum development, training delivery, and facilitation. Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure and handle multiple simultaneous tasks and demands. Exceptional interpersonal skills, tact, patience, diplomacy, and appropriate assertiveness, as well as the ability to manage a variety of internal and external relationships. Ability to work in a diverse, multi-national and lingual work environment. Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and web-based applications. Experience working with databases and/or other tracking systems. Requires a proactive approach to acquiring a broad knowledge of the Plan Federation (structure, programs, and staff). Ability to travel internationally up to 20% annually as circumstances require. Education and Experience: A minimum of 10 years of progressive work experience in non-profit setting (or similar for-profit setting) overseeing and managing grants, cooperative agreements, contracts and compliance activities associated with projects funded by the U.S. government, multilaterals, and other institutional donors. Master's degree, preferably in Contract Administration, Accounting or Finance (equivalent combination of a Bachelor's degree and professional experience is acceptable). French, Spanish and/or other foreign language proficiency is desirable. Physical and Mental Demands: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Work Environment: Typical office environment. TO APPLY: please visit www.planusa.org/jobopps. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Closing date is November 15, 2014.
****************************** *MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST WASHINGTON, DC
World Learning is seeking applications for Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to work in our Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning department in our Washington, DC Office. World Learning is an 80-year old global non-profit organization with operations in 77 countries. The International Development and Exchange Programs division manages short and long term training, academic and non- academic exchanges, capacity development, international visitors and youth programs in 16 countries. The position is based at our Washington, DC office and will report to the IDEP Operations Deputy Director for Performance Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL) department. This is a full-time professional level position. Working with the growing MERL team, the Monitoring and Evaluation specialist provides support to World Learning's International Development and Exchange Program (IDEP) Division units and field programs to ensure the highest quality monitoring and evaluation for better program management, accountability, learning and adaptation, and to document progress and success (our philosophy is that M&E is about management, performance improvement and learning, not research). We work with proposal, HQ project management and field teams to build their capacity in M&E through mentoring, training and direct technical assistance. The incumbent will be expected to work on program proposals, reviews, project start-up, provision of on- going support, data analysis and participation in other initiatives of the unit. This is a mid-level career professional position located in our downtown Washington, DC offices. As a learning institution, World Learning is committed to capturing, sharing and utilizing both individual and institutional knowledge and to developing its staff's skills in order to improve programming and overall institutional capacity. We seek individuals who will strengthen this commitment to move the organization forward. Specific Responsibilities and Duties: Under the direction of the Deputy Director, the incumbent will work in the following areas: Proposal Development (as part of the design and proposal preparation team to ensure proposals reflect results/ outcomes and have adequate measurement tools); start-up (development of performance monitoring plans upon award as part of capacity development of the Award team and to ensure draft M&E plan drafts meet deliverable deadlines); on-going support (including development of instruments and surveys, analysis and revision of M&E plans, as well as analysis support); on-going capacity building of HQ and field personnel in results frameworks, logical frameworks, indicator development, instrumentation and data analysis; evaluation (incumbent will take a lead role in this area as warranted by program needs, in design, developing scopes of work, overseeing contracted evaluators and analyzing results prior to data-information-knowledge release); and, organizational performance metrics (an internal initiative to establish, measure and analyze organizational mission-level outcomes). MERL's objective is performance improvement through strong M&E systems, organizational learning and knowledge management. As the team grows so may its portfolio and the incumbent will be one of the focal points as to the direction that portfolio takes. Desired Attributes: A logical and inquisitive mind that can deduce M&E from objectives and strategies; Creativity and Problem-solving Skills; Ability to work in, with and lead teams; Excellent writing skills; Ability to meet deadlines. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in an appropriate field or extended experience. At least 3 years of field experience in a management or M&E capacity. At least 5 years' experience working in monitoring and/or evaluation. Familiarity with donor M&E requirements (especially USAID and Department of State). Familiarity with standard M&E tools used in education, training and exchange (such as the Kirkpatrick Model), practical education M&E practices and CSO Institutional Development/ Capacity Building. Working knowledge of a foreign language a plus. Experience with survey systems (such as Survey Monkey of Google Drive) a plus. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel. Some experience with statistics helpful. TO APPLY: Please apply at http://www.worldlearing.org. A resume and cover letter with salary history is required for consideration. We will not be short listing applicants who do not include a cover letter with their salary information.
****************************** *DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WATERTOWN, MA
Pathfinder International is seeking a Director of Business Development in Watertown. Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do, believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services - from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Program Overview: The New Business Development department is responsible for developing new business opportunities for Pathfinder International and securing funding from governments and other multi-lateral donors such as United Nations agencies, the World Bank, the Global Fund, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and others. Position Purpose: The Director of Business Development is Pathfinder International's senior staff responsible for developing new business opportunities and securing funding from governments and other multi-lateral donors (e.g., UN agencies, World Bank, Global Fund). The Director focuses effort on US Government donors - particularly USAID and CDC (which represent the majority of organizational funds). The Director reports directly to Pathfinder's Senior Vice- President. S/he identifies and negotiates strategic partnerships with international and local (i.e., target country) non-profit and for-profit agencies and organizations. S/he identifies major new funding opportunities, with a focus on large-scale RFA/RFPs (typically $20 million to $50 million). The Director works closely with other senior headquarters and field staff to make strategic decisions on funding affecting program strategic directions and partnering opportunities. S/he also manages the entire proposal development process, typically working on 3-5 major bids at any one time. The Director identifies skill sets needed to respond to each RFA/RFP, and assembles and leads multi- disciplinary teams composed of high level organizational managers and technical staff (from both inside and outside Pathfinder). S/he also works closely with headquarters financial management and contracting staff on budgeting and cost proposal development. The Director works with HQ departments and field staff to conduct strategic planning and represents Pathfinder to donors and outside agencies. S/he supervises a team of five staff as well as contracted consultants. Key Responsibilities: With the Senior Vice President, works with senior staff at headquarters and in the field to plan, conceptualize, and coordinate global program development activities. Leads Pathfinder's proposal development process including responses to competitive bids, focusing on US Government RFAs and RFPs. Plays a major role in program design. Utilizes extensive contacts and relationships with outside organizations to identify partnership opportunities. Negotiates partnerships with international and local organizations, develops Scopes of Work (SOWs), and reviews teaming agreements. Manages Pathfinder's involvement in Indefinite Quantity Contracts. Reviews and edits technical proposals for reproductive health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health. Works closely with International Recruiter and HQ Human Resources Department to create job descriptions for new positions and recruit staff for competitive bids. Develops management and staffing plans for project proposals. Forms and coordinates multi-disciplinary teams composed of high level technical staff. Identifies outside consultants, develops SOWs, and manages consultants. Supervises a team of five staff as well as contracted consultants. Continually identifies and explores new donors and funding opportunities. With headquarters F&A Department, ensures that Cost Proposals are in line with Technical Proposals and adhere to donor regulations and RFA guidelines. Provide HQ representation for country programs to USAID, MOHs, international and local partners, other donors and organizations. Represents Pathfinder International at conferences and meetings, builds and strengthens relationships with partners, outside organizations and donors. Stays abreast of current issues, emerging trends and research in international family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and MCH. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree in related field preferred, or appropriate combination of Bachelor's Degree and significant relevant professional experience (including field experience). 5-10 years' experience working abroad, preferably on USAID-funded projects. End-to-end experience leading and developing USAID proposals, including a clear understanding of how to strategically read an RFP, key roles and responsibilities on a proposal development team, and proven capacity to deliver high quality, winning proposals. Strong knowledge of international family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health and other related issues. Excellent oral and written communication skills. In-depth knowledge of US Government donor agencies (e.g., USAID, CDC, State Department, etc.). Knowledge and experience with European Commission funding mechanisms, and those of other countries (e.g., DfID). Knowledge of the PEPFAR program. Knowledge of USG and USAID rules and regulations. Strong program management and staff supervision skills. Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects. Ability to establish solid working relationships with customers, program management, technical staff, and diverse staff in various other business areas of the organization. Ability to quickly and convincingly build a network of contacts in a relatively short period of time, often in new countries and missions. Ability to analyze and distill critical information from mission strategy statements, concept papers, etc. Accomplished networker with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple, complex pursuits. Ability to speak across a range of technical issues that may be outside his or her personal area of expertise. Ability to exercise sound and timely judgment and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Able to set and work with demanding deadlines, inspire colleagues to adhere to deadlines, and adapt to changing work priorities to fulfill the organization's immediate and long-term needs. Advanced computer skills, especially with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook) Adobe Acrobat (PDF software) to produce high-quality, well-formatted documents with tight turnaround times. Proven ability to establish strong, productive relationships with outside agencies. Excellent diplomatic skills and ability to perform well under extreme pressure. Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% time. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in writing proposals for US Agency for International Development (USAID), other US government agencies (i.e. CDC) and/or other donors highly desirable. Additional competency in French, Arabic, or Portuguese helpful, but not required. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/. Pathfinder International 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.
****************************** *REGIONAL EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR - SYRIA CRISIS AMMAN, JORDAN
CARE is seeking a talented Regional Emergency Communications Coordinator who will work closely with program and emergency staff of CARE country programs principally engaged in humanitarian programming with Syrians affected by the crisis to maximize positive media coverage, advocacy and fundraising opportunities for the regional refugee crisis and will support accountability by communicating the humanitarian situation and CARE's emergency operations and will support CARE International (CI) Communications Team and Regional Syria Response Team as requested with the development of communications materials and advocacy messages (in collaboration with their regional Advocacy counterpart) to promote consistent and coherent messaging across CARE. Expected Travel: up to 50%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. Primary Responsibilities: Media Relations, Communications and Internal Liaison, Training, Regional Support. PRIMARY SKILLS: Relevant university degree or higher education, preferably in journalism, communications/ PR, international development and/or relations or political science. People Skills; Performance Excellence; Integrity; Resilience/ adaptability and flexibility; Awareness and sensitivity of self and others; Work Style; Media Experience; Humanitarian Experience; Communication Skills; Photography/ Video and Computer Skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 485 Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** *HR ADMINISTRATOR ATLANTA, GA
CARE is seeking an experienced Human Resources Administrator (HRA) to ensure data integrity and quality control in the management of data pertaining to CARE USA employees. Expected Travel: up to 10%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. The HRA serves as the first level of contact on all human resource related issues and partners with staff members to provide human resource services and is responsible for processing new hire paperwork and data entry, ensuring compliance and quality control in the management of data pertaining to CARE USA employees in the HRIS as well as other databases/ systems. Success in this role requires the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and knowledge of HR principles and practices. Primary Responsibilities: Personnel Administration, HR Service Center Customer Service/ Helpdesk, Business Process Improvements/ Project Management, HR Data & Systems Management, Audit & Compliance, Individual Development. REQUIRED SKILLS: Associate's degree in Business Administration or related field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. 2+ years of HR Administration experience including 2+ years of HRIS experience. Exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with all levels of internal and external customers. Ability to handle confidential information and difficult situations with complete confidentiality and discretion. Knowledge of principles, practices and standards of human resource management. Strong time management, prioritization and organizational planning skills. Exceptional problem solving skills including ability to analyze complex information. Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Ability to handle a high volume of work including management of multiple priorities with competing deadlines. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 483. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** *SENIOR PAYROLL / STAFF ACCOUNTANT WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Senior Payroll/ Staff Accountant in Washington, DC. Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The General Accounting/ Global Treasury Department, a unit of Financial Services under the Office of the CFO contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization's ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Senior Payroll/ Staff Accountant is responsible for assuring the timely and accurate processing of payroll for domestic and expatriate employees. The Senior Payroll/ Staff Accountant will perform high level accounting and payroll duties, ensuring compliance with established procedures. S/he will support the needs of a rapidly growing company as the payroll subject matter expert and as an integral member of the Pact General Accounting team. This position also supports various A/P and G/L management duties. Partnering closely with Pact's Global Human Resources and Finance teams, this position works to improve efficiencies by implementing best practices while ensuring regulatory compliance and building excellent cross-functional relationships. Key Responsibilities: Ensure timely and accurate payroll processing for both US and expatriate employees by managing and reviewing semi-monthly/ monthly payrolls. Ensure compliance with statutory regulations, company policy, and internal SOX controls. Act as a business partner to the Global Human Resources team, providing guidance and support in the implementation of corporate initiatives. Act as the system administrator to payroll and timekeeping applications, such as PayExpert and Unanet, to ensure system performance, security and data integrity. Maintain validation tables; create ad hoc and routine reports using the report writing software. Provide ADP and Unanet system support pertaining to user access. Manage new system implementations related to payroll process. Perform user testing. Manage and coordinate expatriate employees' tax and immigration related matters in both host and guest countries. Respond to tax notices, wage orders, and governmental correspondences. Support various internal and external audits. Review and prepare for sign off quarterly and annual payroll tax filings. Review and reconcile quarterly payroll tax report (941). Responsible for the generation and posting of payroll related journal entries, performing account reconciliations of key payroll accounts and supporting month end close activities. Perform other AP and General ledger functions as assigned. Ad-hoc reporting and special projects as required by senior management. Basic REQUIREMENTS: BA/BS degree. Minimum of 4 years of payroll experience or comparable experience. Advanced knowledge of Excel and Budgeting. Proficient in MS Office Suite. Experience with financial management in nonprofit environments. Excellent problem solving and analytical skills, including the ability to research, analyze and reconcile data. Strong, concise written and oral communications skills. Excellent analytical skills and attention to details. Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task and adapt to frequently changing priorities and work independently. Outstanding skill at working collaboratively with all levels of employees, management and third parties. Respect for maintaining confidentiality of sensitive data. Preferred Qualifications: Six years of experience managing the end to end payroll process, preferably for a non-profit with multiple international locations 200-500 employees. CPP Certification desired but not required. Experience managing expatriate payrolls and related expatriate allowances. Knowledge of multi-state tax and wage & hour laws. General knowledge of human resources, benefit administration and reporting principles and practices. Working experience using a web-based payroll and HRIS application, preferably ADP. Experience working with AP and General Ledger functions. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0119. 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.
****************************** *SENIOR SERENIC NAV SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Senior Serenic NAV System Administrator. Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Finance and Accounting Department contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization's ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Pact Controller and supporting aspects of Pact's IT services delivery function, the Serenic NAV Admin will be principally responsible for supporting and administering Pact's Serenic NAV 13 system. The ideal candidate has a strong sense of design principles, coding practices, strong SQL development skills and an analytical mind for approaching and solving problems. In addition to the primary focus of working with Serenic Navision, the candidate will support Pact's budgeting and financial reporting process, Corporate Performance Management efforts and the company's Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence initiatives. Key Responsibilities: Configure and maintain Pact's Serenic NAV 13 implementation; Provide support for escalated end user service issues; Develop and document custom Navision code to implement new business requirements as required. Develop complex system integrations using APIs or other techniques. Provide supervision, training and mentoring to the NAV Senior Business Analyst. Troubleshoot and fix defects; perform performance tuning. Support identified project managers on development and implementation projects. Partner with internal departments to develop, deliver and maintain reports for the monthly business reporting package, scheduled management reports and ad-hoc query systems. Build upon current system business analytic reports including dashboards, project performance indicator reports and Balanced Scorecard(s) to highlight underlying business issues. Create and update specific User Manuals for Serenic Nav 13. Create Dashboard reports, consolidating financial and other business metrics, set goals and measure progress. Other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in information systems, information technology, or equivalent. Expert knowledge of Serenic Nav 13. Preferred Qualifications: 8 years of IT experience. 3+ years' experience with Microsoft Dynamics Serenic NAV Administration, Development and Support. Strong hands-on background with Serenic NAV systems administration, server/ network support and security, technical support and database administration. Strong knowledge of Microsoft SQL 2008 or later; administration and querying. Recent experience using data integration techniques to bridge diverse information systems. Expertise working with relational databases. Experience working in a team development environment. Solid understanding of object-oriented design and practices. Demonstrated ability to develop scalable solutions from business requirements. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0117. 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.
****************************** *INTERNATIONAL TALENT ACQUISITION OFFICER WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking an International Talent Acquisition Officer in Washington, DC. Pact Overview: At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact's promises are fulfilled in partnership with local communities. Our integrated approach to building the capacity of local organizations, developing good governance and cultivating markets is carried out by individuals who adapt our expertise to their own environments and challenges. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Pact envisions a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Pact Human Resources Department supports this mission by creating a work environment that celebrates diversity, fosters professional growth and development, ensures competitive compensation and benefits, and provides exceptional service to management and staff. The Department is dedicated to providing practical, consistent, and proactive support, direction and advice to management and employees in the area of HR procedure, policy, best practice, employment rewards, benefits, and legislation to facilitate achieving the objectives and targets of our organization. Our services include full life cycle recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, total rewards management, training and development and employee engagement. Position Purpose: The International Talent Acquisition Officer supports Pact's fast-paced, full life cycle recruitment team; supporting headquarters, field offices and new business recruitment. This position will partner with Pact's Business Development and core proposal team in designing and implementing international sourcing and recruiting campaigns to attract and acquire expatriates, third country nationals and consultants for short-term technical assistance. The position will serve as Pact's subject matter expert on recruitment and build an exemplary network of skilled professionals. The International Talent Acquisition Officer will identify, evaluate, and screen candidates who meet the required area of expertise and who will advance Pact's mission and values. As an integral part of the Human Resources team, this position will serve as a strategic partner in advancing and meeting the organizations talent needs, improve recruitment processes and systems and increase the presence and knowledge of pact as a preferred employer. Key Responsibilities: Strategic Partnering: Establish a strong rapport with hiring managers at headquarters and international field offices to understand their strategic staffing needs, priorities, constraints and fill vacancies in a timely manner; Participate in strategy sessions and apply knowledge gained to all aspects of the recruitment efforts and review solicitations and technical proposals for staffing needs, structure and donor requirements. Proactively build Pact's talent pipeline and network of potential candidates by identifying, screening, interviewing and assessing candidates for future business development goals; Develop and maintain an international network of recruiters, contacts and candidates via proactive use of social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.). Business Development: Proactively source, evaluate, identify slates of candidates for USN, CCN and TCN positions associated with proposals and ensure that all donor and organizational staffing requirements are successfully completed for each funding opportunity within established deadlines. Collaborate with business development, regional project stakeholders and technical experts to develop short and long-term strategic recruitment campaigns that meet proposal requirements. Obtain required proposal documentation from candidates such as verification, Biographical data form, references, letters of commitment; and appropriate versions of CVs ensuring that all documentation complies with donor specifications, is complete and accurate. Serve as point of contact for key personnel after proposal submission and until a funding decision has been determined by the donor. At time of award, transition the hiring process functions to the appropriate HR manager to ensure a successful onboarding process. Global Recruitment: Work with hiring managers to develop job descriptions in accordance with the staffing plan, recommend creative and alternative advertising venues and strategies, determine titles and salaries, ensuring compliance with budget. Represent Pact with professionalism, enthusiasm and energy to sell the organization to prospective candidates; attend career fairs, networking events and conferences to promote Pact and deepen the pool of potential candidates. Provide information on company operations and employment opportunities to potential applicants. Review online applications, evaluate qualifications of both internal and external candidates, conduct prescreen interviews to analyze candidate experience, fit, availability, interest level, salary requirements, and coordinate pre-employment tests as needed. Develop a short list and present qualified candidates to hiring managers in a timely manner; Guide hiring manager in identifying a balanced interview panel, designing an efficient and professional interview process, and preparing interviewers; Generate effective and appropriate advertising campaign for positions, posting in newspapers, list-serves, on-line, trade publications, networks, etc. including internationally focused sources. Recommend creative and alternative advertising venues and strategies. Track and report on the effectiveness of strategy; Maintain candidate files within the internal recruiting database. Manage communications between applicants, hiring managers and others keeping all parties apprised of the status of each search. Synthesize interview feedback, share results with hiring manager, and assist hiring manager with final decisions. Provide candidates feedback on interview results as appropriate. Conduct reference checks, background checks, negotiating offers with selected candidates, preparing offer letters/ employment agreements for signature, and working with HR to ensure submission/ upload of all documentation required. Ensure that finalist is accurately informed of allowance and benefit package. Team with all recruiters to increase presence and knowledge of Pact as a preferred employer, discuss networking, sourcing and recruitment activities and strategies. Partner with HR team to identify creative alternatives and improve HR systems; Recommend system improvements to current recruitment processes to ensure streamlined, cost effective, high quality services are provided to hiring managers. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree; plus a minimum of six years relevant recruitment experience, three of which must include international recruitment, strong business development and proposal experience preferred. Possess a solid understanding of how to source, screen and recruit in overseas markets. Critical thinker, able to identify issues and opportunities, provide solutions and reach consensus with multiple stakeholders. Demonstrated sensitivity and discretion when handling confidential information. Ability to travel domestically and internationally (up to 10%). Demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced, high volume environment. Demonstrated ability to develop positive working relationships with hiring managers. Demonstrated ability to be professional, calm, flexible, resilient, solution oriented, and creative. Cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge of and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds. Excellent oral and written communication and representational skills. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and databases including applicant tracking systems. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with USAID and/or NGO project and proposal recruitment. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0109. 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.
****************************** *KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND LEARNING COORDINATOR BAMAKO, MALI
CARE Mali seeks a Knowledge Management and Learning Coordinator to meet the challenge of advancing its Knowledge Management and Learning strategies and implementation. Expected Travel: up to 40%; Language Requirement: French and English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. S/he will work closely with the Assistant Country Director of Program Quality, Program Managers and Program M&E Coordinators to increase their capacity in the evidence - reflection - learning - application continuum. This includes strengthening current Country Office knowledge management and learning practices and strategies/ guidelines to improve evidence of impact and program quality overall. Reporting directly to the Assistant Country Director of Program Quality, the Knowledge Management and Learning Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that CARE's programming principles related to impact measurement and learning are maintained in the design, implementation and monitoring of programs and comply with CARE International norms and standards. As a key position to ensuring, strengthening and improving staff capacity in relation to KM and L functions and processes, the KM&L Coordinator will maintain regular contact (horizontal lines) with Program teams and in particular the M&E Coordinators for CARE Mali respective programs - currently Emergency, Education, Health and Governance, Women and Girls Empowerment and Food Security/ Climate Change Adaptation. This position will be based in Bamako, Mali with 35% of time expected for travelling to all regions in which CARE Mali operates, security context depending. Responsibilities and Tasks: Provide global oversight in Impact Measurement and Learning processes; Promote and guide Knowledge Management in the CO; Lead reflective practices for improving program quality; Inform Program Design; Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS (Know-How): Bachelor's degree in Social Science or equivalent in related fields. At least 5 years' experience in Monitoring and Evaluation (including both quantitative and qualitative analysis), leading Impact Measurement and Learning initiatives and/or teams. Experience working on a multi-cultural team, including local and international NGO partners. Proven leadership skills, capacity to liaise with and across different programs, staff and partners. Demonstrated experience in learning and reflective practices. Strong documentation and organizational skills. Oriented toward evidence based decision making, and documenting of decision processes. Experience in training and capacity building. Understanding and operationalization of Rights Based Approaches, UCPV/ livelihoods and gender frameworks. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment and develop positive and effective working relationships. Excellent people skills with the ability to show empathy and maintain a sense of authority. Demonstrated critical thinker and problem solver. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment and develop positive and effective working relationships. Oriented toward evidence based decision making, and documenting of decision processes. Excellent computer skills. Internet and email software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing. Language Skills: Fluent written and spoken English; Written and spoken French is important; Ability to read, analyze and interpret the most complex documents (both French and English). TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 484. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** *GENDER IN EMERGENCIES ADVISOR JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
CARE is seeking a Gender in Emergencies Advisor who will be the Country Office's focal point for ensuring these strategic objectives are followed and incorporated in all program planning and implementation. Expected Travel: up to 50%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. CARE and partners will promote gender- sensitive programming at all stages including targeting, prioritization, participation and monitoring. In addition, CARE and partners will endeavor to assess, design and implement appropriate actions to support men and women to cope with the specific challenges they endure. The position will be guided by the CI GIE Strategy and ensure that CARE South Sudan's approach to GIE is consistent with our global approach. The Gender Advisor will mainly focus on the programme of Peace Under Construction alongside with other country programmes to support and lead in gender issues. The Peace under Construction Programme will address strengthening local capacities for peace building and gender empowerment, improving government capacity and legitimacy and creating a peace-dividend for women and youth to eliminate the breeding ground for violent conflict and gender based violence and, thereby, laying the basis for structural poverty reduction in South Sudan. Primary Responsibilities: Ensure gender-sensitive programming across CARE's work; Capacity Building of staff and partners related to Gender Sensitivity; Contribute to gender sensitive program development; Coordination and Advocacy. PRIMARY SKILLS: Development studies and experience with organizational assessment and development. At least five years working in gender sensitive programming and gender in conflict environment or equivalent experience. Five to ten years of experience in not-for-profit organization with experience in complex emergency environments. Extensive experience conducting gender analysis and implementation of gender sensitive approaches. Experience in training and/or coaching of civil society organizations. Excellent communication and writing skills. Strong networking capability. Ability to organize and facilitate training sessions. Ability to develop capacity building frameworks and work plans. Experience in designing gender programs. Good analytical skills including data analysis and good reporting/ writing skills. Language - Arabic. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 488. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** *MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST WASHINGTON, DC
The World Resources Institute is seeking a full-time Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to support monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of Global Forest Watch (GFW). The M&E Specialist will be responsible for executing an M&E strategy for GFW and contributing to a variety of documents for donors, including proposals, quarterly and annual reports, and evaluation reports. The M&E Specialist will update and refine the performance management plans; monitor and report on established indicators; adapt protocols and processes for systematic indicator data collection; and coordinate the timely submission of program reports. The M&E Specialist will also be responsible for training and coordinating GFW team members to collect data necessary for program monitoring and evaluation. The M&E Specialist will work closely with senior manager, M&E Manager, and the GFW team to support the monitoring, evaluation and impact analysis of Global Forest Watch. The position will report to the Forests Initiative M&E specialist and will be part of the larger Global Forest Watch Team. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master's Degree in International Development, Environmental Policy/ Science, NGO Management, Public Administration, or related field. Minimum of 2-3 years of professional experience in performance monitoring, specifically collecting and analyzing data and working with teams to identify project results and impact. Familiarity with USAID/Norad/DFID policies and reporting requirements and methodology. Experience working on USAID-funded projects. Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills and familiarity with geo-spatial mapping technology, SPSS or STATA, google analytics, and digital reporting and story-telling platforms. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities in a team setting. Optional: Experience working with other major donors, including the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), or foundations. Experience working on evaluations of data transparency, forest governance, or livelihoods projects. Fluency in additional languages, especially French, Spanish, or Bahasa Indonesia. Final candidate will be required to take a writing test. Finalists will need to submit 1 writing sample. Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package. TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should apply online at www.wri.org/careers. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.
****************************** *PROVINCIAL ADVISOR, CRRI KARBALA, IRAQ
MSI is seeking a Provincial Advisor who will work with local government in their respective provinces, facilitating linkages between the project, the GOs, and other partner entities such as NGOs. The Advisor will also provide technical assistance to the partner GO in the fields of strategic planning, project planning, project management, and more. QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of education with a minimum of a BA/BS degree in Economics, Finance, Public Administration, or other relevant field is required. Additional professional certifications or training will be viewed favorably. Minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in a professional, technical, or administrative management field is required. In-depth understanding of the designated province, its governance structures, communities, and recent flows and effects of IDPs populations. Full fluency in Arabic and English in speaking, reading, and writing is required. Documented prior experience working for or with the GoI entities (particularly the relevant GO) is extremely beneficial. Prior experience with USG projects is highly desirable. Professional knowledge of USG compliance requirements is desirable. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com
****************************** *PROVINCIAL ADVISOR, CRRI KIRKUK, IRAQ
MSI is seeking a Provincial Advisor who will work with local government in their respective provinces, facilitating linkages between the project, the GOs, and other partner entities such as NGOs. The Advisor will also provide technical assistance to the partner GO in the fields of strategic planning, project planning, project management, and more. QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of education with a minimum of a BA/BS degree in Economics, Finance, Public Administration, or other relevant field is required. Additional professional certifications or training will be viewed favorably. Minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in a professional, technical, or administrative management field is required. In-depth understanding of the designated province, its governance structures, communities, and recent flows and effects of IDPs populations. Full fluency in Arabic and English in speaking, reading, and writing is required. Documented prior experience working for or with the GoI entities (particularly the relevant GO) is extremely beneficial. Prior experience with USG projects is highly desirable. Professional knowledge of USG compliance requirements is desirable. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com
****************************** *MIDSTREAM OIL SECTOR ADVISORS, ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM PROJECT BAGHDAD
MSI is implementing the Iraq Administrative Reform Project (Tarabot). Tarabot is currently seeking a number of short- or long-term consultants to serve as Midstream Oil Sector Advisors to the Government of Iraq. The Midstream Oil Sector Advisor is expected to provide analyses, advice, and solutions to representatives from the GoI Ministry of Oil (MoO) as well as the management of Tarabot. Work includes a variety of complex analyses and creative problem-solving focused on issues facing the MoO, particularly in its midstream operations (piping, storage, transport management, export/ wholesale marketing). The advisor will be required to establish and maintain relationships with high-level GoI counterparts. These positions are based in Baghdad, Iraq. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced university degree in engineering, procurement or other technical discipline. 10+ years of experience in the oil and gas sector, with emphasis on project management, procurement, and supply chain management. Previous work experience in oil and gas industry in the Middle East/ North Africa region. Full fluency in English, written and spoken, is required. Proficiency in Arabic is advantageous but not required. Professional PSCM qualification (MCIPS) or equivalent is preferred. Knowledge of international oil sector supply chain management systems, such as Ariba, Backbone, SAP and the MS software suite, SharePoint, Access, etc. is beneficial. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com
****************************** WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE
The World Resources Institute has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.wri.org/jobs
*BUILDING EFFICIENCY ASSOCIATE II WASHINGTON, DC
The Associate position will be a key subject matter expert in building efficiency and will facilitate program management and contribute to global research for the Center. REQUIRES: Advanced degree in urban planning, or related field. Minimum 4-7 years of full-time work experience in relevant field, with program implementation and project management experience. Professional history of increasing management responsibilities, including leading diverse teams and managing a project budget. Demonstrated ability to connect research results to measurable external change.
*ASSOCIATE II WASHINGTON, DC
The Associate will conduct policy relevant research, analysis and writing on various aspects of international climate change policy, with a focus on climate equity issues and links between climate and development policies. REQUIRES: The position requires a strong understanding of climate, environment and international development issues. Minimum 4-7 years of progressive professional work experience related to climate change, international climate policy, international development, and/or poverty reduction. Degree in environmental studies, international relations, economics, or similar is required. Master's or PhD preferred. Strong analytical writing skills are essential; this is a very serious requirement. Oral presentation skills are a significant plus.
*PART-TIME SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER WASHINGTON, DC
The sustainability manager will lead WRI's internal sustainability program and ensure that we "walk the talk" and "lead by doing". In this role, you will support WRI's mission by ensuring that our internal actions reflect the external changes we strive for every day. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in environmental policy, engineering, public administration, public policy, economics, business, or related field. Minimum 4-5 years of work experience in field related to WRI's core goals. Outstanding ability to communicate clearly, passionately, and confidently both internally and externally to influence, form networks, and drive change. Project management experience. Familiarity with GHG inventories, corporate social responsibility (CSR) or corporate sustainability issues.
*CLIMATE ECONOMIST WASHINGTON, DC
WRI is looking for an economist with a strong understanding of climate policies, including policies that would put a price on carbon pollution, to work in the Climate Program as part of the U.S. climate policy initiative team. REQUIRES: Minimum 4-7 years of progressive professional work experience related to environmental or natural resource management economics. Degree in environmental economics, natural resource economics, or similar is required. Master's or PhD preferred. Strong research skills are required. Demonstrated ability to conduct economic analyses, including modeling, statistical analysis and econometrics. Strong writing skills are essential. Oral presentation skills a plus.
*ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMIST WASHINGTON, DC
The Environmental Economist will plan, design and conduct economic analyses, including potentially undertaking or overseeing the development of econometric studies, statistical analysis, and economic modelling. REQUIRES: Minimum 5-8 years of progressive professional work experience related to environmental or natural resource management economics. Degree in environmental economics, natural resource economics, or similar is required. Master's or PhD preferred. Strong research skills are required. Demonstrated ability to conduct economic analyses, including modelling statistical analysis and econometrics.
*TRANSPORT RESEARCH ANALYST WASHINGTON, DC
The position involves research and impact analysis for projects across WRI's international offices. In addition, the Research Analyst will be expected to contribute planning and design recommendations to projects in the international offices as needed. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Transport Engineering, Urban Design, or a related field required; Master's degree preferred. Minimum 1-2 years full time experience required. Some experience with data analysis software such as Excel and STATA and statistical analysis methods. Some experience using ArcGIS or similar mapping software.
****************************** CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
Catholic Relief Services has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.crs.org/about/careers/
*IMPACT INVESTING MANAGER BALTIMORE, MD
CRS has posted an opening for a dynamic individual to advance the CRS Impact Investing strategy and implementation plan, to increase the scale, scope, impact, and sustainability of CRS and partner development activities. REQUIRES: Master's degree in Business, International Affairs or Development, or related field. At least 8 years of relevant work experience, including 5 years specific experience in impact investing and/or institutional investing, with a proven record of accomplishment in identifying and shaping impact investing opportunities in emerging markets. Experience working with International Non-Governmental Organizations to identify, develop, and launch investment opportunities within a global, highly-decentralized, multi-channel environment (strongly desired). Vacancy no: D1976
*IMPACT INVESTING PROGRAM OFFICER BALTIMORE, MD
The Impact Investing Program Officer will support the development and implementation of the agency's impact investing strategy. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in Business, International Affairs, or Development. At least 3 years relevant work experience, with 2 years of specific experience in impact investing and/or institutional investing, and a proven record of accomplishment in identifying and shaping impact investing opportunities in emerging markets. Experience working with International Non-Governmental Organizations to identify, develop, and launch investment opportunities within a global, highly-decentralized, multi-channel environment strongly desired. Vacancy no: D1977
****************************** ACCION
ACCION has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.jobs-accion.icims.com/jobs/intro
*CHANNELS AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGER BOSTON, MA
The main role of the Manager will be to support various strategic projects via research and analysis, developing tools and project deliverables, knowledge dissemination and communications and supporting general management and strategy reporting. REQUIRES: Minimum of 6-8 years of related experience. Bachelor degree, Master's preferred in Business/ Public Administration, International Relations, International Development, Information Technology, or a related field. Business background with knowledge of channels and technology, ideally mobile money and banking or other innovative tools project experience. Knowledge of and experience in financial inclusion. Vacancy no: 2014-1483
*CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS SPECIALIST U.S. NETWORK NYC OR BOSTON, MA
The Corporate Partnership Programs Specialist will be responsible for the day-to-day management of existing corporate partners, digital content, and referral partnerships, Accion's existing major corporate partnerships/ programs include the Brewing the American Dream program in partnership with Samuel Adams, Communities with HART in partnership with The Hartford, as well as partnerships with other major corporate and foundation organizations. REQUIRES: 3-4 years of previous experience in program management. Ability to manage multiple and often moving priorities and deadlines and projects involving heavy logistics (namely, event planning). Familiarity with the microenterprise development and small business lending space, or a demonstrated ability and desire to learn the field quickly. Detail-oriented project Specialist, with the ability to manage multiple ongoing, long-term projects alongside daily, shorter-term tasks. Vacancy no: 2014-1482
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Chief of Party (CoP) to plan, coordinate and oversee program activities related to the contract between WWF and USAID's Central Africa Forest Ecosystems Conservation (CAFEC) of the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), Phase III, to support the goal of CAFEC which is to maintain the ecological integrity of the humid forest ecosystems of the Congo Basin through sustainable management of forests and reduction of threats to biodiversity, mainly in four Landscapes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). CAFEC began on October 1, 2013 and is scheduled to run for five years. The program will be implemented in part by WWF in collaboration with various national and international governmental and non-governmental organizations and agencies. The CoP will be responsible for planning, directing and overseeing the WWF portion of CAFEC. The Chief of Party will direct staff, oversee grants, sub-grants and consulting contracts as needed, coordinate with staff from WWF and partner organization in the region on a daily basis, and collaborate with a range of government and partner organizations across the region in accordance with USAID and WWF field operation regulations. CAFEC program oversight: Plans, directs and oversees the management of program activities in accordance with WWF field operations policies and procedures; the program description, approved work plans and budgets, and contractual agreements. In collaboration with each Principal Technical Advisor for each Landscape, the CoP develops annual work plans and budgets for approval by WWF-US before submission to USAID. Ensures that the program is making progress towards its objectives. Assures integration of CAFEC activities within the overall WWF-DRC conservation program. Program implementation: Manages the CAFEC program and team using a participatory, adaptive management approach. Ensures that management systems are established and administers the program, and ensures that all program activities under CAFEC are coordinated effectively and are well integrated with other relevant USG or other donor-supported funded initiatives within each Landscape. With support from WWF, the CoP ensures that the program is in compliance with donor policies and regulations. He/she is responsible for overseeing contractual agreements with program participants. With the support of the financial/ grant manager, the CoP ensures establishment of sub-grant facility and its effective management. Provides technical leadership in major program components. Financial management: With the direct support of the financial manager and the Landscape teams, develops project field budgets for each Landscape, for approval by WWF-US, and monitors expenditures against budgets. Ensures establishment of financial management systems for the program to adequately meet financial management needs and donor regulations and policies. Monitors accounting, administrative and operational procedures, standards and policies for the CAFEC program, including sub-grants. In collaboration with the financial manager, prepares and submits quarterly financial reports to WWF-US in accordance with procedures established by WWF-US. Human resources: Determines the personnel requirements of the program and participates in the recruitment, selection and hiring of personnel. Participates in evaluating performance. Material needs: Determines the material needs of the program; develops/ updates procurement plans with each Principal Technical Advisor for approval by WWF-US; and in collaboration with the program's logisticians, arranges for procurement of equipment. Assures proper maintenance of the CAFEC program equipment inventory. Provision of technical assistance: Provides technical assistance in areas of expertise. Identifies needs for short-term technical assistance. Develops terms of reference, prepares consulting agreements for consultants, facilitates work, and provides oversight of short-term consultancies. Monitoring and evaluation: In collaboration with WWF staff and each Principal Technical Advisor, develops and oversees the monitoring and evaluation system for the program. Monitors program implementation and identifies and plans for evaluation needs. Relationships: Establishes and maintains efficient working relationships with the CARPE director and other relevant USG staff, other program participants, stakeholders, beneficiaries and other relevant organizations in the DRC and the Congo Basin region including government partners. QUALIFICATIONS: Education/ Experience: At least a master's-level degree in forestry, conservation biology, natural resource management, international development or related field of study. At least 8 years of field experience managing large, complex conservation and/or natural resource management projects is required. Skills and Abilities: Strong background in natural resource management, including species conservation, climate change adaptation and mitigation (REDD+), land-use planning, and/or related topics. Strong knowledge base on the policies and environmental regulation issues of Central Africa that affect sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation is preferred. Experience building good working relationships with local and international partners, including government authorities, NGOs, technical partners, and bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors is highly desirable. Must be a team player with very strong diplomatic skills. Demonstrated capacity to lead and manage large aid agency-funded projects. USAID project management experience highly desirable. Program management skills must include i) program planning, ii) technical direction and oversight and iii) program administration and financial management. Position requires excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and institution strengthening and training skills. Fluency in written and verbal English and French is essential. TO APPLY: Please visit our careers page and submit an online application. Submit cover letter and resume to http://worldwildlife.org/about/careers, job #15012. Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone. As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and veteran or disability status. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/bw5tptf
****************************** *CHIEF GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT AND STRATEGY OFFICER/EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Chief Global Engagement and Strategy Officer/Executive Vice President in Washington, DC. Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Chief Global Engagement and Strategy Officer contributes to realizing this purpose by: Co-leading the organization as part of the Executive Team; Growing and diversifying our revenue streams; Forging smart partnerships; Promoting the organization through marketing and communications; Influencing global decision makers through focused, relevant campaigns; Cultivating, harvesting and monetizing innovation and developing new products and services; Making the organization think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise. The Chief Global Engagement and Strategy Officer reports to the CEO, is an officer of the corporation and is a member of Pact's executive leadership team. In that senior leadership role, the position is jointly responsible for the overall success of the organization. In summary, the position is responsible for leading and overseeing: opportunity development (i.e. global resource acquisition); marketing and communications; corporate engagement; external affairs; and business intelligence and strategy. Summary of Main Areas of Authority: Leadership: Serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO; help move us from a transactional to a transformational organization; provide constructive dissonance in the forging and of ideas and decisions; Partner in advancing the mission and serve as a standard bearer of organizational philosophies and behavioral competencies; Inspire, champion and spread a culture of shared success that makes true our belief that every imaginable problem has a solution and that when we dedicate ourselves to pursuing it, our efforts will be rewarded with a better world; Engage with the Board of Directors to help them be successful leaders and partners. Strategy: Ensure that Pact thinks and acts strategically at all times; Ensure that we have - and use - the best business intelligence available to us; Ensure we set organizational goals and objectives; Develop annual operating plans; Measure our ability to meet our goals by establishing and tracking objectively verifiable metrics; Drive critical thinking, self-reflection, and innovation; Help turn failures into strategic lessons and successes. Opportunity Development: Turn present and yet unimagined opportunities into revenue to fund our mission; Diversify our revenue streams and discover promising new economic models; Grow the portfolio. Marketing and Communications: Facilitate creative internal communications that enables strategic and cultural alignment; Make those who we want to know us, know us for what we want to be known for, and take action to support us. Promote and Influence: Promote Pact as the preferred partner for our integrated approach to building local promise; Convene and influence decision makers and constituents in support of critical issues; Forge smart and productive partnerships that promote a shared sense of purpose and mission. Product Development: Help cultivate, harvest and monetize innovation; Create, package, promote and productize our approaches and tools. General: Provide guidance and oversight to current or potential subsidiaries; Define and promote data driven, evidence based decision making. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrated experience in progressively responsible management and leadership positions; Demonstrated familiarity with non-profit international development landscape; A committed and effective communicator with excellent English language, public speaking, written and verbal communication skills; Experience building, partnering and maintaining excellent relationships with a variety of donor organizations, corporations, foundations and others; Excellence in working effectively in/with diverse groups and independently; demonstrated initiative and creativity in problem solving; Track record in successfully and effectively managing complex global programs with the ability to leverage strengths across the organization; Ability and willingness to travel internationally; Curiosity, drive, discernment, humility, passion of purpose. Preferred Qualifications: Field experience. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0115. 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.
****************************** *SHARED SERVICES MANAGER WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Shared Services Manager in Washington, DC. Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Shared Services department contributes to realizing this purpose by: Creating administrative policies and processes that enhance the efficacy of the office workflow and organizes resources around good ideas. Continuously realign aspects of the organization's support services to facilitate and reinforce the strategic initiatives. Building and maintaining a travel policy and process that adheres to regulations and at the same time supports the complex needs of employees required to travel. Planning events that celebrate, enhance and promote employee wellness, Pact culture, and partnerships. Supporting the flow and distribution of information accurately and efficiently. Position Purpose: The Shared Services Manager reports to the VP Global Human Resources and plays a critical role in efficient and effective daily operations of the DC Pact office. This position is responsible for guiding and supervising the Shared Services team and the associates activities related to office operations and facilities management, including procurement of supplies and equipment and contracts with outside vendors. Key Responsibilities: Leadership: Inspire, champion and spread a culture of shared success that makes true our belief that every imaginable problem has a solution and that when we dedicate ourselves to pursuing it, our efforts will be rewarded with a better world. Direct and supervise the Shared Services team of four employees. Administrative Operations: Recommend, draft and oversee administration policies and procedures, including, but not limited to facilities, travel, and office management. Direct and exercise oversight of inventory of all fixed assets assuring accordance with federal regulations. Develop and implement standards for file management (e-files, computer files, permanent files, etc.) including offsite/ onsite storage management in partnership with Agreement Management. Direct all internal day-to-day office procedures to ensure smooth and efficient operations including facility management, procurement of office supplies and space planning. Oversee and coordinate travel activities; including managing Pact's primary travel vendor. Direct and lead all items as they relate to facilities management including; lease management, telecommunications and data voicemail systems, office printers, building maintenance and construction management, mailroom management, printing and distribution of materials. Anticipate and plan contingencies for emergencies that may affect domestic office operations (e.g. long-term power failures, inability to access the office due to natural disasters or terrorists acts, etc.). Deliver ethical, professional, and effective purchasing services and support leveraging Pact's buying power through supplier management, contract negotiation, adoption of technologies and collaborative buying. Promote Pact's commitments to supplier diversity, the local business community, and the environment. Assist Agreement Management with the creation, and proper execution and document retention of all consultant agreements processed through HQ. Support and partner with the Human Resources Department in scheduling, creating and delivering new employee orientation and coordinating office set up. Direct and oversee the scheduling of conference rooms, space management for visitors. Manage an annual budget of over $500,000. Plan, coordinate and support office events and meetings including service of food and drink, installation and de-installation of events, and material preparation. Communicate all staff any announcements pertaining to building access, weather, holiday closings, etc. Performs other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree, or the equivalent. Driven by an honest desire to catalyze opportunities for people and handle conflicts in a constructive and supportive manner. Proven ability to choose the best course of action and make decisions in line with the strategic initiatives of the organization. Willingness to work on tasks outside of his/her comfort zone to get the job done. Proven track record in managing confidential information with discretion. Experience in project management with proven ability to multi-task and manage around changing priorities. Strong communications skills and ability to problem-solve difficult issues. Good negotiating and organizational skills. Strong understanding of budgets. Competence and proficiency using common desktop applications and internal systems. Preferred Qualifications: Six years of relevant experience in an office setting with minimum of 4 years in supervision. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0118. 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.
****************************** *GOVERNANCE AND INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR BANGKOK, THAILAND
Pact is seeking a Governance and Institutional Development Advisor to provide lead technical direction and assistance for the design and implementation of the Mekong Partnership for the Environment project activities. The ideal candidate will advise the team on strengthening regional platforms, policy development, engagement with government stakeholders, and multi-stakeholder dialogue. S/he should be a team player, knowledgeable about environmental governance issues in the Lower Mekong Subregion, have a strong network, and produce high quality presentations and written material. MPE's goal is to advance informed dialogues between government, civil society organizations, and private sector stakeholders in Lower Mekong partner countries, on the anticipated social and environmental costs and benefits of large-scale regional development projects. Regional travel is required with this position. Responsibilities: Manage and oversee project design and implementation for all activities related to strengthening regional platforms, policy development, and engagement with government stakeholders. Collaborate closely with other team members and partners in the development of multi-stakeholder dialogues, public participation, and partnership building. Provide lead technical direction in activity planning to strengthen platforms and develop capacity for multi-stakeholder participation in development decision-making, including for example: advising regional bodies (e.g. ASEAN, MRC, ADB/GMS, LMI) on environmental standards and/or civil society engagement; building understanding of alternative development scenarios and perspectives; supporting and/or initiating multi-stakeholder advisory groups, task forces, issue hearings or assemblies; supporting action research on public participation in development decisions; and assisting development of private sector working groups. Participate in program monitoring, evaluating, and periodic progress reporting. Develop concept notes and scopes of work for activity design and implementation, and manage technical consultants as necessary. Contribute to staff training and capacity development. Serve as a Pact liaison to partners, government representatives, and other project stakeholders. Coordinate with appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of project planning, monitoring, reporting and implementation for the sector activities. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated working experience in institutional strengthening, policy development, public participation, multi-stakeholder dialogues, engagement with regional platforms, and/or partnership building, particularly in the environmental/ natural resource management and/or infrastructure sector(s) in Asia, or experience with projects of similar scope. Minimum 10 years of work experience required. Proven experience in the design, implementation, and monitoring of activities on similar-size international donor-supported programs, preferably USAID funded. A graduate degree (Master's Degree or higher) in Environmental science, public policy, environmental law, international relations, or a relevant field of study. Proven ability to communicate, coordinate and effectively facilitate constructive engagement with diverse stakeholders, including government officials, civil society organizations, academics, and private sector companies. Proven track record of success in managing, coaching, and mentoring staff in an international setting, particularly within non-profit organizations. Proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors, government, and international NGOs and local CSOs. Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of regional stakeholders. A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a high-profile, fast-paced environment. Fluency in English required. Proficiency in a local Mekong language is preferred. Knowledge of USAID program management policies and procedures is preferred. Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context of the Lower Mekong Subregion strongly preferred. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0110. 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.
****************************** *INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT, CHIEF TECHNICAL ADVISOR COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted an opening for an International Consultant, Chief Technical Advisor in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The incumbent will provide support to the implementation of the UN-REDD Sri Lanka programme. REQUIRES: Post graduate degree in forestry, environment, earth sciences, environmental economics or a closely related field. At least 7 years of experience in senior technical advisory roles in forestry management, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, including work within the South Asian region (experience of Sri Lanka preferred). Track record of successfully working with a broad variety of stakeholders, from senior government officials to local communities. TO APPLY: visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete the on-line application. Closing date: 11/15/14.
****************************** *TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONS CONSULTANCY FOR JAMAICA, THE BAHAMAS AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WASHINGTON, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks a Technical and Operations Consultant. The objective of this consultancy is to provide technical, research and analytical support to the Unit in their activities, especially in the operational support to labor training and intermediation services in Jamaica, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, and analytical work on apprenticeship programs and policies. REQUIRES: Master's Degree in a relevant field/ discipline (such as economic policy, public policy, public management, applied economics or equivalent) plus five years of relevant experience. Languages: Proficiency in Spanish and English. Relevant professional and operational support experience in: a) public sector in a developing country; b) project management (preferably funded by multilateral organizations); c) research (preferably in an international organization) and d) experience in a country office will be appreciated. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs. Vacancy no: 1400005038
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The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
*SENIOR PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER GENEVA
A Senior Programme Management Officer (P-5) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Develop and Coordinate policy development for sound management of chemicals. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in agricultural science, ecology, chemistry or related field. A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in sound management of chemicals of which six should be at the international level. Closing date: 11/30/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNEP-34212-R- GENEVA (E)
*DEPUTY DIRECTOR NEW YORK
A Deputy Director (D-1) is sought in New York. The Deputy Director will oversee the management of activities undertaken by the Division, ensures that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion and co-ordinates work in the different areas both within the Division and Department, and with other organizations of the United Nations System, as appropriate. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in international affairs, political science, business or public administration, finance, accounting, law, social sciences, or related area. A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience including at the international level, in emergency management, disaster relief coordination, humanitarian assistance, human resources management, administration, financial management, budget or related field. Managerial experience, including in inter-organizational relief coordination, in emergency situations in the field locations is required. Closing date: 11/28/14. Vacancy no: 14-HRA-OCHA-37308-R-NEW YORK (X)
*SENIOR PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER MONTREAL
A Senior Programme Management Officer (P-5) is sought in Montreal. Duties: Review and assess phase-out plans of developing countries that are Parties to the Montreal Protocol. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree in engineering, environmental science or a related field). Training in economics or statistics and experience in project monitoring and assessment is desirable. A minimum of ten (10) years' experience in the field of specialization of which at least five (5) should be at the international level. Experience in project management, policy making, project evaluation and monitoring and in dealing with policy environmental problems in developing countries and with UN and international organizations. Closing date: 11/28/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNEP-35544-R-MONTREAL (X)
*PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER GENEVA
A Programme Management Officer (P-3) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/ projects; monitors and analyzes programme/ project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics with a clear specialization in economics, environment and development is required. A minimum of five years of experience in capacity building in the environment sector, out of which at least two years should be in developing countries and at international level is required. This experience should involve projects, design of capacity building programmes, and implementation and facilitation of training workshops for governments and other stakeholder groups in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Closing date: 11/25/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM- UNEP-34615-R-GENEVA (E)
*PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER PARIS
A Programme Management Officer (P-3) is sought in Paris. Duties: Implements sustainable public procurement related projects in regions and countries, in complementarity and synergies with other relevant DTIE activities, such as eco- labeling, and in collaboration with international and local partners and regional offices; identifies and tracks follow-up actions, undertakes field missions foreseen by the projects. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in public administration, business administration or related in an agricultural or environmental sciences, development studies, international cooperation or political sciences programme is required. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible working experience in sustainable consumption, and projects/ programme management is required; experience in public procurement related issues is highly disable. Closing date: 11/25/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNEP-36053-R-PARIS (E)
*DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION DIVISION BEIRUT
A Director of Economic Development and Globalization Division (D-1) is sought in Beirut. Duties: Formulates and implements the substantive work programme of the Economic Development and Globalization Division (EDGD) with special emphasis on macro and microeconomic sectoral policies, integrated socio-economic development, economic projections and forecasting, and regional integration and globalization. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, economics, economic development, economic integration or other related area. A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, international trade or related area. Experience in the application of modern tools of Economic Analysis including Statistical Analysis and Economic Projection. Closing date: 11/24/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-ESCWA-37688-R- BEIRUT(G)
*DIRECTOR, MACROECONOMICS AND FINANCE DEVELOPMENT DIVISION BANGKOK
A Director, Macroeconomics and Finance Development Division (D-1) is sought in Bangkok. Duties: Formulates and implements the substantive work programme of the Macroeconomics and Finance Development Division in areas identified above and conducts evidence- based research and analysis backed by where required supportive economic model simulations. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, development finance, social sciences or related area. Ph.D. degree desirable. A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in policy oriented research, formulation and advice in areas related to macroeconomic and development financing issues, macroeconomic model and policy simulation or related areas. Closing date: 11/24/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-ESCAP-37626-R-BANGKOK (R)
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