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International Development and Assistance

Issue Dated February 13, 2015


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ECONOMIC RESEARCH ASSISTANT REMOTE
There is an opening for an Economic Research Assistant. Salary range: Up to $200 daily depending on salary history; Open period: February 6, 2015 - February 16, 2015; Position information: Consulting opportunity; Title: Economic Research Assistant; Performance dates: On/about March 1, 2015 - September 20, 2015; Duty locations: Remote, no travel; Position number: 20092. Background: USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, DC, USAID fosters transformational development around the world. USAID has been promoting the use of evidence-based analytical tools. This includes cost-benefit analysis (CBA), cost- effectiveness analysis (CEA), and inclusive growth diagnostics (IGD). Scope of Work: The objective of the consultancy is to support the Economic Policy Office (EP) of the Bureau of Economics, Education and Environment (E3) in providing assistance to USAID missions in three broad areas: A) undertaking research; B) conducting analytical support for the office; and C) writing or presenting results. This is expected to be part-time work, not to exceed an average of 10-15 hours per week. The economic research assistant will plan, design, and carry out his or her work with significant autonomy. Travel will not be required for this position. Deliverables: The economic research assistant may be responsible for the following tasks: Undertaking research: Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to research, collect, and compile information; Conduct analytical research or interact with internal and external partners as necessary to collect data and develop the necessary parameters and assumptions; and Collaborates with other research and technical staff as needed. Conducting analytic support for the office: Analyze large household survey datasets (cleaning, running checks to spot errors, and preparing data for analysis); Maintain and update quantitative and qualitative economic, financial, or statistical databases; Researches data sources, updates and checks existing data; masters underlying methodologies and concepts of key economic data; prepares databases for computer analysis; Process, consolidate, and transform data sets within and between databases using statistical and/or econometric techniques; and Audit spreadsheets to mitigate human error; identify where key assumptions may have an adverse effect on the results; and identify problems in data or methodology. Writing or presenting results: Submit final reports summarizing the results of your research and analysis as needed; Create Microsoft PowerPoint presentations summarizing key research and analysis; Review both the content and look of official reports; and Develop training materials, such as presentations, case studies, exercises, and modules for students. QUALIFICATIONS: The following qualifications are preferred: Current Bachelor's or Master's students pursuing a degree in a relevant field (e.g. economics, statistics, mathematics, finance, or international relations). Excellent knowledge of software applications is required, particularly in Excel and STATA, together with a knowledge of statistical and econometrics techniques. Excellent knowledge of microeconomic and macroeconomic relationships; and Prior work experience working in large data sets such as household survey data is preferable. Required Application Materials: The following application materials must accompany applications: 1. CV, 2. Cover Letter highlighting your previous quantitative research, 3. Contact information for three references. TO APPLY: Write Position #20092 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.
****************************** DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY - HOUSEHOLD ECONOMIC STRENGTHENING DIRECTOR KINSHASA, DRC
Pact is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party/ Household Economic Strengthening Director. This position is contingent based on contract award. Position summary: The Economic Strengthening/ Livelihood Specialist will provide technical leadership to the development of strategies, guidelines and manuals, and rolling out of these to ensure that community members and households caring for vulnerable children have increased and ongoing capacity to meet their basic needs. The post holder will lead the design, planning and implementation of technical interventions to improve household livelihood and asset base to meet basic needs of children and support self-reliance. In order to improve the enabling environment in the country, the position holder will network, share and coordinate with all stakeholders of in the DRC including micro and small enterprise development agency, microfinance institutions, Cooperative Agencies, and other government units. He/She will ensure that the OVC Project interventions are performed as planned and to bring about the desired impact through monitoring, evaluation, research and documenting lessons learned. The position will be based in Kinshasa. Specific duties and responsibilities: Leads the development of strategies, approaches, systems and guidelines to ensure that households caring for highly vulnerable children have increased capacity to meet the basic needs of children and supports self-reliance. Defines and executes economic strengthening models, standards, elaborates steps to meet the standards, and mobilizes support. Defines and executes economic strengthening monitoring systems and development of tools to track progresses. Advises the project leadership consortium partners issues related to livelihood improvement/ economic strengthening for better decision making. Meets and works with policy makers such as government officials to facilitate better understanding and coordination among the actors in improving policy environment for Livelihood improvement for highly vulnerable families and children including the development of microenterprise development strategy. Takes a leading role in the organization of national and international level workshops on economic strengthening related areas. Organizes and facilitates presentations, reports and other documentation on related training events and field program operations. Ensures that implementation of field programs proceeds according to approved plans and in accordance with set standards and guidelines. Liaises and coordinates with Pact country and home office technical specialists and program team for integration, synergy and technical support. Works with Project Results and Measurement team to undertake project to identify indicators, conduct baseline studies, annual reviews, midterm assessments and final evaluations. Reviews project assessment reports, compiles and shares lessons for further improvement and for future considerations. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in child development, social work, social sciences or related field. At least 10 years of experience in the design, management, monitoring, and evaluation of comprehensive, community-based OVC programming, social services system strengthening, and household economic strengthening. Demonstrated leadership, strategic planning, and technical skills in programming for orphans and vulnerable children with a focus on improving children's health, nutrition, education, protection, psychosocial well-being, and care as well as addressing household economic and food security. At least 7 years of demonstrated experience in household economic strengthening interventions. Three years of mid-to-senior level experience in developing, implementing, managing and evaluating programs for children infected or affected by HIV, with particular experience in child and youth development programs (e.g. OVC, Early Childhood Development, adolescent reproductive health, etc.). TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0027. 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.
****************************** CHILD PROTECTION DIRECTOR KISANGANI, DRC
Pact seeks a Child Protection Director for a prospective five-year, USAID-funded Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) care and support program. The aim of the project is to reduce child vulnerability through Household Economic Strengthening (HES) among highly vulnerable families. In addition, the program will seek to strengthen local ownership of and capacity in OVC and HES programming. The Child Protection Director will provide technical leadership to ensure high-quality OVC programming that meaningfully and measurably improves the well-being of vulnerable children and their families. The Child Protection Director will support CSO partners and government stakeholders to operationalize OVC and Child Protection policies and frameworks, including the National Action Plan for OVC. The Child Protection Director will work closely with the HES Child Protection Director to develop, implement, and monitor OVC program quality assessment and improvement activities. The Child Protection Director will have expertise in comprehensive, family and community-based programming for orphans and vulnerable children with a focus on improving children's health, nutrition, education, protection, psychosocial well-being, and care as well as addressing household economic and food security and will have experience working with Congolese organizations serving OVC and the DRC government at all levels. He/she will liaise with relevant national, provincial, and local government (including Social Affairs, Labor, Justice, Youth, Gender, Children and Families, among others). He or she will be based in Kisangani, Orientale Province. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide technical leadership in OVC program design, implementation, and evaluation in order to achieve positive child and family outcomes. Lead OVC program quality assessment and improvement efforts, facilitating quality assurance activities with CSO partners in order to identify gaps, technical capacity limitations, and priority technical assistance needs. Oversee the development, implementation, and monitoring of OVC program quality improvement activities. Oversee the planning, coordination, and delivery of OVC technical assistance to CSO partners. Facilitate problem solving and action planning among CSO and DRC stakeholders to address critical challenges and barriers to improving child health, education, nutrition, psychosocial, and protection outcomes. Collaborate with HES Child Protection Director to design, implement, and evaluate HES activities that improve child and family well-being. Ensure the use of child and family data to inform decision-making and appropriate programmatic adjustments/ improvements. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in social work with a minimum of 5 years' experience on technical and managerial positions; Master's degree in social sciences or public health preferred. Experience with child protection programming, early childhood development, or household economic strengthening; Technical knowledge of community-based care programs and experience with OVC programming is highly desirable. Proven experience in networking, strong communication skills and good interpersonal relations. Proven leadership and inter-personal skills for effective team work; as well as the ability to work independently on a frequent basis, taking initiative, managing a variety of activities concurrently, and delivering outputs on schedule. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0028. 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.
****************************** CHIEF OF PARTY, ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN LUBUMBASHI, KATANGA
Pact is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) who will be responsible for the overall coordination and management of a large USAID OVC program in the DRC. Chief of Party will have primary responsibility for all aspects of program implementation and coordination with other programs, partners, and GDRC entities. The Chief of Party acts as the principal liaison with USAID and is the supervisor of all other program personnel. He/she will be based in Lubumbashi, Katanga. Specific Duties: Ensure high- quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements. Participate in the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs; represent Pact in negotiating with donors and partners. Manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports. Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources. Ensure compliance with HQ and donor requirements, policies and regulations. Act as liaison to relevant donors and the local government. As relevant, manage all local grantmaking mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policy; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs. Provide training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations. Recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact HR policies; Oversee the management and development of project office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact's values are practiced. QUALIFICATIONS: Fluency in both French and English. Not less than 10 years of relevant senior activity management experience managing large donor-funded, child-focused programs. No less than 5 years of experience in a range of child protection interventions/ approaches for vulnerable children in francophone Africa. Demonstrated experience pursuing child-level outcomes from household-level interventions. Demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing complex programs with many implementation sites, partners and beneficiaries. Master's degree preferred in public health, social work, management or related field. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0025.
******************************* FINANCIAL OPERATIONS ANALYST ATLANTA, GA
CARE is seeking a talented Financial Operations Analyst to play an active role in the monthly reporting and analysis and to prepare Standard Financial Analysis (SFA) reports of various accounts. Expected Travel: up to 10%; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. Primary Responsibilities: Reviews bank and investment reconciliation reports prepared and resolution of outstanding reconciliation items. Perform Balance Sheet account reconciliations, account analysis, accrual calculations, and other related accounting documents/ schedules. Review and maintenance of fixed assets register and process periodic depreciation and accounts reconciliations, preparation of statutory withholding reports (vendor tax withholding and 1099 withholdings). Accounting, analysis, reconciliation and reporting of endowment funds and other grants that will be assigned. Maintains specific general ledger accounts ensuring that supporting documentation is complete. Responsible for the preparation of the statutory reports i.e 1099 Reporting - periodically performs TIN matching through the IRS website to validate TIN numbers. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or finance. At least 5 years of progressive experience and proven skills in the department/ division within the organization. 5-7 years progressive relevant work experience in accounting, financial analysis and financial management required. Proven ability to use analytical tools. Must be organized and have demonstrated record of accuracy. Ability to work at detailed level. Ability to work on teams. Proven problem solving skills. Good communication skills (oral and writing skills (English)). Excellent service orientation. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel. Word). Good knowledge of Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 569. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
****************************** CHIEF OF PARTY MONROVIA, LIBERIA
Equal Access International is seeking a Chief of Party to lead a 5-year, $10 million USAID Media Development Project in Liberia. The primary goal of the program is to increase Liberian citizens' access to independent and reliable information and empowerment to engage in well-informed public discussion of important issues of the day. The project will primarily focus on strengthening commercial media outlets and Community Radio stations and seeks to achieve the following results: Increased sustainability of media houses (both commercial and community radio stations); A plurality of voices represented in Liberian media; Improved quality of media, including wider adherence to professional standards of journalism; Strengthened normative-legal enabling environment for freer media; and Strengthened Information Commission to be able to respond rapidly to requests from citizens and media establishments. The Chief of Party will be based in Monrovia and provide overall leadership management and general technical direction of the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving results. This individual will be the primary liaison with USAID/Liberia on technical matters and responsive to its technical direction. Candidates must meet the following minimum REQUIREMENTS for this position: An advanced degree (master's or higher) in social sciences, international development, management or a related field. A minimum of 10 years professional experience in development at a senior program management level, including direct supervision of professional and support staff. At least 5 years developing country work experience preferred. Previous work experience in Sub- Saharan Africa, with long term work experience (5 plus years) preferred. Demonstrated experience in working effectively with media organizations, and capabilities in media development. Proven exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of similar-sized donor-supported programs, with skills in high level strategic visioning and leadership, and preferably must have experience in managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple partner institutions. Strong communication skills, including interpersonal and written and oral English. Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams. Equal Access International is a dynamic communications for social change non-governmental organization that combines the power of media with community mobilization to address the most critical challenges in the developing world. Each year we reach more than 90 million marginalized individuals and families with a variety of media and direct community engagement activities. Headquartered in San Francisco, our work spans the globe, with country offices in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chad, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan and Yemen. Equal Access' priority areas of impact are Media Strengthening, Youth Life Skills & Education, Agriculture & Economic Development, Health, Peacebuilding, Women and Girls' Empowerment, Civic Participation & Governance and Human Rights. Detailed information about our organization and programs is available at www.equalaccess.org. TO APPLY: please send a cover letter indicating your reasons for interest in the position and a resume to: jobs@equalaccess.org with "Chief of Party" in the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please apply by March 15, 2015. The position is contingent on funding. Project is expected to start no sooner than Summer 2015.
****************************** SENIOR EVALUATION AND SUSTAINABILITY ADVISOR ARLINGTON, VA
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 Evaluation and Sustainability Advisor, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID/GH/HIDN). BACKGROUND: The Bureau for Global Health (GH) serves as USAID's primary source of technical expertise, leadership, and donor coordination for the health sector, including HIV and AIDS, infectious diseases, child and maternal health and nutrition, family planning and reproductive health, and health systems strengthening and reform. GH is responsible for advancing field-relevant, state-of-the-art research and the transfer of new technologies and approaches to field programs. Through its staff, programs and country teams, GH provides critical support to USAID missions and field programs in more than 70 countries. The Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) advances and supports voluntary family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs worldwide to reduce unintended pregnancy and foster improved reproductive health behaviors. PRH provides strategic direction, global technical leadership and support to field programs; ensures responsiveness to Congressional and Administration priorities, directives and restrictions; and, provides information on USAID's family planning and reproductive health programs to a range of stakeholders. PRH provides critical support to the achievement of the goals of GH's signature initiatives, including Family Planning (FP) 2020, AIDS Free Generation (AFG) and Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD). The Senior Evaluation and Sustainability Advisor is an integral member of the PRH senior staff and is expected to provide high level strategy and policy guidance related to broad evaluation and research questions, and on family planning/ population issues with regard to financing, health systems and interactions with other sectors. Specifically, the Senior Evaluation and Sustainability Advisor is responsible for: a) leading the evaluation and learning agenda development and implementation for the PRH Office, and in collaboration with the PRH Monitoring and Evaluation Technical advisor, providing leadership for the review, synthesis and dissemination of key program data, research and evaluation results; b) providing leadership on family planning/ reproductive health and health systems strengthening/ financing issues; and c) expanding the evidence base for family planning and cross- sectoral linkages. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Senior Evaluation and Sustainability Advisor will: A. Lead the evaluation and learning agenda for family planning/ reproductive health. In collaboration with all divisions of PRH, develop an evaluation and learning agenda for PRH and for USAID's family planning/ reproductive health program and oversee its implementation. In collaboration with the PRH Research Technology and Utilization Division identify key research questions related to the evaluation and learning agenda. Develop a strategic vision for monitoring and evaluation and data management and analysis needs for family planning/ reproductive health. Ensure effective accountability of program investments with regard to results. In collaboration with the PRH Evaluation Technical Advisor, provide guidance to the implementation of the Evaluation Process Improvement Committee (EPIC) and function as a key member of the EPIC. With the Evaluation Technical Advisor, review, synthesize and disseminate key program data, research and evaluation results as they become available. Work in close collaboration with the GH Bureau central data management unit to undertake analysis and ensure consistent reporting and use of results and participate in cross-cutting analyses. In collaboration with staff from the Policy Evaluation and Communication Division, promote the use of DHS data and other related data for analysis and understanding of program performance, design of new programs and strategic planning. Participate in and help guide the Evaluation Process Improvement Committee for the PRH Office. Lead PRH in high level Agency and Bureau discussions of evaluation and learning, and similarly with other USG, bilateral and multilateral organizations involved in family planning and reproductive health program research, implementation, evaluation and measurement, facilitating shared learning and broad application of successful approaches. Keep abreast of developments in family planning and evaluation methodologies. B. Provide leadership on family planning/ reproductive health and health systems strengthening/ financing issues. Function as the lead point of contact for health systems strengthening and finance issues for the PRH office, working in cooperation with the GH Office of Health Systems. Provide information, guidance, and technical expertise to PRH staff on costing, financing, and cost-effectiveness issues as well as other health systems issues as they relate to family planning/ reproductive health. Facilitate linkages across the PRH division and the Office of Health Systems on financing issues. Identify evaluation, research or data options for better understanding resources and financing for family planning/ reproductive health programs including local, private sector and other donor resources. In collaboration with PRH staff, identify and engage in private sector partnerships and partnership efforts related to financing and support for family planning/ reproductive health. C. Expand the evidence base for family planning and cross-sectoral linkages. Keep abreast of major developments in health particularly with regard to cross-sectoral relationships and issues, and contextualize these developments for potential Agency use. Conduct analysis on the connections between population/ family planning and other sectors. Identify research or programming needs related to these relationships and disseminate lessons learned. D. Provide technical support for other duties within GH/PRH as assigned. Provide support and input for preparation of various documents and papers. Participate in strategic initiatives at the Office or Bureau level, as needed. Provide technical support as a member of one or more USAID/Washington Health Country Teams. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have: Minimum Master's degree in public health, social science or relevant field. Minimum 20 years' relevant experience in development and public health including work at the policy level, with extensive experience in family planning/ reproductive health. In-depth knowledge of family planning/ reproductive health as well as experience in multi-sectoral analysis and/or programming. Demonstrated expertise in using and applying different research and evaluation methods. Demonstrated expertise in program evaluation. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in health sector financing issues and approaches. Strong leadership skills and the ability to play an advisory role with credibility. Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Presentation experience to high-level audiences (policy makers, program managers, donors) is required. Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work in teams and working groups. Foreign language fluency highly desirable. Strong computer skills including PowerPoint, Excel, and word. Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally 3-4 times a year for approximately 2-3 weeks at a time. US Citizenship required. Must be able to maintain a Secret security clearance. 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, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
****************************** SENIOR DIRECTOR NEW DELHI, INDIA
Global Health Strategies is seeking a Senior Director to spearhead and drive program implementation, policy and market research, strategic advocacy, and media campaigns on behalf of GHS' clients and their initiatives, especially focused on development of and access to new health technologies such as vaccines, and on issues related to major infectious diseases, tuberculosis, maternal and reproductive health, and emerging health challenges in developing countries. This is the ideal position for an intelligent, motivated and passionate senior professional who has a sophisticated understanding of an evolving global health and development or media environment and a strong background in global advocacy. The individual should also possess superb diplomatic and client/ donor relations skills and an energetic and flexible management style. We are seeking someone who can thrive in a fast-paced, demanding and entrepreneurial environment. The Senior Director will be based and report to the Vice President based in New Delhi and serve as a member of the GHS India Senior Management Team. Specifically, the Senior Director: Oversees a range of high-profile global health and nutrition projects, developing and implementing policy research, advocacy and communications strategies. Manages client/ donor relationships, ensuring the needs of the client/ donor are met and keeping other senior managers in GHS international offices, the Senior Vice President and the Vice President in India appraised of project development. Oversees project teams within the India office, drawing on the diverse resources of GHS's international offices as needed. Manages and mentors the GHS India's Managers and junior staff. Creates and tracks project work plans and budgets to ensure successful and timely completion of client deliverables. Attends frequent domestic and international meetings and events both with clients/ donors and alone, on their behalf. Responsible for business development for GHS India (new business & renewals). Member of the GHS India Senior Management Team. Required QUALIFICATIONS: 9-10 years of experience in global health advocacy or communications. Fluency in Hindi and English (additional regional languages in India are an asset). Proven ability to assist with organizational growth, drive profitability and success at cultivating new or expanded business opportunities. Ability to function in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment and exhibit strong project management skills, balancing discipline with flexibility. Excellent leadership and talent management skills; ability to manage, mentor, motivate and inspire staff and colleagues. Experience managing cross-client, cross-office and cross-cultural challenges, including staffing, resource allocations, organizational development, knowledge management, etc. Ability to produce (and to mentor GHS staff to build their own teams to produce) client/ donor ready documents across the full range of GHS services. Experience managing and developing budgets. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Creative and collaborative management style with hands-on approach to project management. Strong sense of professional and personal ethics. Willing to frequently work nights and weekends to accommodate overseas clients/ donors and offices and immediate requests for deliverables. Additional Qualifications: Willingness to travel internationally (GHS NYC headquarters & country offices). Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Positive, energetic attitude; enthusiasm and a sense of humor. Advanced degree preferred (MA, MPH, MBA). TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter describing relevant experience and interests, and writing sample to JobsIndia@globalhealthstrategies.com. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please include "Senior Director - India" in the subject line. GHS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.
****************************** SENIOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR WATERTOWN, MA
Pathfinder International, a global leader in sexual and reproductive health and rights, is seeking a Senior Program Development Advisor. 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 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 Senior Program Development Advisor will work with the New Business Development team, other headquarter departments, Washington DC based staff, Pathfinder country offices and partner organizations to develop or support the creation of high-impact and winning proposals, as well as provide technical assistance to Pathfinder country programs, as needed. The Senior Program Development Advisor, in collaboration with Director of New Business Development, will work to position Pathfinder before opportunities are announced by gathering critical country knowledge and staying up-to- date on donor trends and country priorities. The Senior Program Development Advisor will work closely with the proposal manager and cross-divisional teams to serve as technical lead and/or lead writer to develop an understanding of the proposal technical components requirement; identify win themes; write and/or review proposal outlines and logical frameworks; draft the entire, or selected technical sections of proposals; integrate the full proposal to ensure one coherent voice; write or review personnel, management, and institutional capability sections; and review final documents to ensure clarity, consistency, and responsiveness. The Senior Program Development Advisor will participate in capture planning and work with the proposal development teams on trips to the field to gather insight and context first-hand. The Senior Advisor will also provide technical assistance as needed to ongoing programs. Key Responsibilities: Leads and/or supports the research, writing, editing, formatting and proofreading of technical materials for proposals and concept papers to solicited and unsolicited opportunities from donor organizations, and governments including but not limited to: USAID, CDC, DFID, World Bank, etc.; Leads proposal strategy, design, writing, and review sessions throughout the life of the proposal; Writes, reviews, and contributes to proposal outlines and logical frameworks; Works with New Business Development team to prepare material for proposals, including interviewing experts and/or reviewing and revising text prepared by experts; Reviews proposal pieces and final text for clarity, consistency responsiveness to RFP requirements, in preparation for review process and final production; Coordinates with Pathfinder staff and partner organizations to ensure all technical documents are complete and adhere to Pathfinder style guidelines; Travels to the field to establish relationships with the client, potential partners and/or local staff, gathers operational information and country context, and analyzes the competitive environment for considering Pathfinder's differentiators; Develops broad knowledge of Pathfinder's programs in order to be able to reflect successes and win themes throughout the written proposal; Provides technical assistance in area(s) of expertise; Conducts reviews of secondary source information to inform concept development; Drafts technical and supporting documents as needed including capability statements, implementation plans, and management plans; and Attends and participates in new business development and capture meetings. Basic REQUIREMENTS: M.P.H., or equivalent experience in international relations, development, journalism, or a related field; Minimum of 15 of work experience in the international development field; Strong background, knowledge and understanding of several of Pathfinder's key areas of technical expertise: reproductive health, family planning, gender, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, HIV prevention, health systems strengthening; Minimum 8 years of proposal development experience for USAID and other USG agencies; Demonstrated success in writing USAID proposals; Excellent writing and editing skills; Ability to evaluate and synthesize relevant scientific and health-related data or information accurately, and to work collaboratively with other content area experts; Capability to create compelling text while maintaining technical accuracy and adhering to strict page limitations; Previous project design experience strongly preferred; Proven flexibility to handle changing priorities and managing multiple projects and deadlines efficiently and without compromising quality; Experience living or working in developing countries that aids in the understanding of program context, field realities, and technical needs preferred; and Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally. Preferred Qualifications: Strong interest in global reproductive health issues; Proficiency in second language is desirable. TO APPLY: 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.
****************************** PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR WATERTOWN, MA
Pathfinder International, a global leader in sexual and reproductive health and rights, is seeking a Program Development Advisor. 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 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 Program Development Advisor will work with the New Business Development team, other headquarter departments, Washington DC based staff, Pathfinder country offices and partner organizations to support the creation of high-impact and winning proposals, as well as provide technical assistance to Pathfinder country programs, as needed. Under the guidance of the Sr. New Business Development Advisor, the Program Development Advisor will work to position Pathfinder before opportunities are announced by gathering critical country knowledge and staying up-to-date on donor trends and country priorities. The Program Development Advisor will work closely with the proposal manager and cross-divisional teams as technical lead and/or lead writer to develop an understanding of the proposal technical components requirement; identify win themes; write and/or review proposal outlines and logical frameworks; draft the entire, or selected technical sections of proposals; integrate the full proposal to ensure one coherent voice; write or review personnel, management, and institutional capability sections; and review final documents to ensure clarity, consistency, and responsiveness. The Program Development Advisor will participate in capture planning and work with the proposal development teams on trips to the field to gather insight and context first- hand. Key Responsibilities: Supports the research, writing, editing, formatting and proofreading of technical materials for proposals and concept papers to solicited and unsolicited opportunities from donor organizations, and governments including but not limited to: USAID, CDC, DFID, World Bank, etc.; In collaboration with Sr. New Business Development Advisor and Director of New Business Development, supports proposal strategy, design, writing, and review sessions throughout the life of the proposal; Writes, reviews, and contributes to proposal outlines and logical frameworks; Works with New Business Development team to prepare material for proposals, including interviewing experts and/or reviewing and revising text prepared by experts; Reviews proposal pieces and final text for clarity, consistency responsiveness to RFP requirements, in preparation for review process and final production; Coordinates with Pathfinder staff and partner organizations to ensure all technical documents are complete and adhere to Pathfinder style guidelines; Travels to the field to establish relationships with the client, potential partners and/or local staff, gathers operational information and country context, and analyzes the competitive environment for considering Pathfinder's differentiators; Develops broad knowledge of Pathfinder's programs in order to be able to reflect successes and win themes throughout the written proposal; Provides technical assistance in area(s) of expertise; Conducts reviews of secondary source information to inform concept development; Drafts technical and supporting documents as needed including capability statements, implementation plans, and management plans; and Attends and participates in new business development and capture meetings. Basic REQUIREMENTS: M.P.H., or equivalent experience in international relations, development, journalism, or a related field; Minimum of 6 of work experience in the international development field; Strong background, knowledge and understanding of several of Pathfinder's key areas of technical expertise: reproductive health, family planning, gender, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, HIV prevention, health systems strengthening; Minimum 3 years of proposal development experience for USAID and other USG agencies; Demonstrated success in writing USAID proposals; Excellent writing and editing skills; Ability to evaluate and synthesize relevant scientific and health-related data or information accurately, and to work collaboratively with other content area experts; Capability to create compelling text while maintaining technical accuracy and adhering to strict page limitations; Previous project design experience strongly preferred; Proven flexibility to handle changing priorities and managing multiple projects and deadlines efficiently and without compromising quality; Experience living or working in developing countries that aids in the understanding of program context, field realities, and technical needs preferred; and Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally. Preferred Qualifications: Strong interest in global reproductive health issues; Proficiency in second language is desirable. TO APPLY: 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 FINANCE SUPPORT COORDINATOR NAIROBI, KENYA
CARE is seeking a talented Regional Finance Support Coordinator who is responsible for the sound financial management and oversight on key finance management issues in the ECSA region. S/he provides oversight and guidance to financial operations of the Regional Management Unit (RMU) and Country Offices (COs) in Region. S/he will work closely with Shared Service Center (SSC), HQ Financial Management Capacity Team and COs to ensure appropriate financial support and resources are available. Expected Travel: up to 50%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. Primary Responsibilities: Support to CO Finance & Program Support; Regional financial capacity building; RMU Finance Coordination; Staff management. PRIMARY SKILLS: 7-10 years Finance, preferably in not-for-profit sector. Experience in contributing to program and budget matters. Thorough knowledge of financial and accounting practices and procedures (GAAP). Solid accounting systems experience and thorough understanding of financial accounting, reporting, grants and contract management processes. Facilitation skills to conduct training sessions for small, medium and large sized groups. Solid analytical skills, problem solving and experience with major donor audits (e.g. USAID, EU, etc.). Strong oral and written communication skills; Customer focused while handling multiple priorities. Ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt local practices to global standards. Good leadership, coaching and negotiation skills. Ability to work on teams, work at detailed level and understand the larger picture. Knowledge of the policies, regulations, reporting formats, and cultures of CARE's principle donors, including United States Agency for International Development (USAID), European Commission (EC), Department for International Development (DFID). Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and Word. Proficiency in using financial software applications. Knowledge of finance and budget management. Advanced computer skills including spreadsheets. Hands on experience of an Enterprise Resource planning system. Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/her own work. High degree of accuracy to ensure correctness of financial information. Ability to communicate with staff at all levels in the organization as well as external counter parts. Ability to prepare reports and articulate emerging issues and defend recommendations. Is at ease and works well in a multicultural and diverse environment; Strong interpersonal skills. Works with minimum supervision, is proactive and has a personal drive. Problem Solving -What has to be done is known, but how to do is not always defined. The incumbent must have interpolative skills to pick and choose the right strategy to address a given problem. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 574. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
****************************** COUNTRY DIRECTOR, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ABU DHABI, U.A.E.
AMIDEAST is seeking a Country Director, United Arab Emirates. AMIDEAST is seeking the following: An American citizen or citizen of the UAE; Someone with experience living in the UAE and/or is very familiar with the culture. The Country Director will serve as AMIDEAST's senior representative in the United Arab Emirates, fostering positive relationships with key government officials, clients, partners, and donors; and overseeing the delivery of all AMIDEAST programs and services in the country to ensure consistency, quality, and a focus on client requirements. The incumbent will be responsible for managing all aspects of operations for AMIDEAST in the U.A.E., sustaining the existing program portfolio, and setting the direction for the expansion of programs and services. The incumbent must be an assertive self-starter who possesses strong entrepreneurial skills. Overall responsibilities for this position include managing office operations and finances, recruiting and training staff, and developing a diverse portfolio of programs and services which include scholarship and exchange program services for a variety of sponsors; education abroad programs for students from U.S. universities; and professional training services, including professional and management skills and English language training and test preparation courses. Providing standardized testing services to students and professionals is a prominent feature of the U.A.E. office portfolio and requires the incumbent to focus on managing relations with existing clients and on developing new standardized testing business with corporations, government entities, educational institutions, and individuals. AMIDEAST/UAE has its main office located in Abu Dhabi, and a secondary office located in Dubai. Regular in-country travel is an essential element of this position. DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific responsibilities of this Country Director position include, but are not limited to, the following: Coordinates all AMIDEAST activity in the field office and supervises staff and a core team of teachers and trainers supporting programs in the U.A.E. Sets the direction for the sustainability of existing core lines of business and develops new strategies and opportunities for continued growth throughout the country. Develops an annual plan and budget inclusive of new business development strategies. Responsible for the programmatic and financial monitoring of the annual plan and budget targets, and the creation of contingency options. Administers, coordinates and monitors the office's fiscal affairs in accordance with prescribed policies and procedures, including the preparation of budgets, and ensures timely and accurate financial reporting to AMIDEAST Headquarters. Functions include overseeing operating capital, contract budgets, and capital expenditures; cash management; foreign exchange; monthly accounting; procurement; and contract management. Directs the continued development of AMIDEAST human resources including setting strategies for hiring, staff development, promotion, salary and job classification structures, formal staff training and orientation, and performance management. Creates a learning culture within AMIDEAST and acts as a mentor for on-the-job growth. Develops and coordinates personnel policies and procedures in conjunction with the Human Resources Director at Headquarters. Ensures compliance with host country laws dealing with financial and human resource matters. Manages standardized testing programs and activities to ensure the provision of quality services, compliance with client regulations, and achievement of contractual commitments. Leads all business development activities for AMIDEAST in the UAE field office and identifies opportunities for growth. Maintains client, partner, and donor relationships to position AMIDEAST for capturing new business. In conjunction with Headquarters, develops proposals for submission to potential clients and sponsors, as required. Manages the marketing of all AMIDEAST's products and services, and develops new project ideas. Oversees the creation of all marketing literature and social media content and promotions in compliance with AMIDEAST branding policies. Develops strategies for implementing programs and services in an efficient and cost- effective manner. Oversees the preparation and submission to Headquarters of required reports including the compilation of accurate statistics for field office activities. Reports on educational, training, and economic developments in the U.A.E. Ensures that security and risk management policies and procedures are in place at field office facilities. Represents AMIDEAST by participating in public relations and outreach activities and by maintaining active membership in professional business and education associations, and at conferences, meetings, and workshops. Participates in professional conferences and in strategy-setting meetings with selected clients, as required. Projects a qualified appearance and cooperative attitude, and maintains high ethical standards of confidentiality in representing AMIDEAST to ensure professional representation at all times. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: A Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Education, or a relevant field. 7-10 years of management experience preferably in the Middle East/ North Africa region. Strong business development skills and experience in marketing educational, standardized testing, and professional development training programs and services. Demonstrated financial management skills. Demonstrated entrepreneurial skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of US higher education system. Work experience in the MENA region. Project design, proposal development, and budgeting experience. Strong organizational, supervisory and interpersonal skills. Ability to balance sensitive political and cultural issues and to develop a broad base of working relationships. Preferred: Advanced proficiency in written and spoken Arabic. Full-time work experience in the United Arab Emirates. Understanding: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the incumbent will perform other reasonable business- related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other executives when necessary. AMIDEAST reserves the right to change duties and responsibilities as needed. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. TO APPLY: Please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirement via our online applicant tracking system, https://apply.amideast.org/ATS_CLIENT/ .
****************************** PROGRAM OFFICER FOR RESEARCH WASHINGTON, DC
The Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University is seeking a Program Officer for Research in Washington, DC. The Georgetown University Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) is dedicated to improving the sexual and reproductive health of women, men and youth through a research-to-practice agenda. Our emphasis is on increasing access to and use of family planning, increasing fertility awareness through life-stage appropriate interventions, expanding access to fertility awareness-based family planning methods in an informed choice context, and developing scalable interventions to transform gender norms and catalyze the diffusion of social norms that support FP. Cross-cutting themes in the Institute's work include the diffusion of social norms that support sexual and reproductive health, scale up of innovations, and incorporating gender perspectives in reproductive health. In partnership with a wide range of international and local organizations, IRH conducts research, builds capacity, and provides technical assistance to public and private-sector organizations in lower and middle-income countries and the U.S. The Institute is supported by grants from federal agencies and foundations. Position Summary: The Program Officer (PO) for Research will be responsible for conducting research from conceptualization of the research question to dissemination and utilization of results, including the development of the study design protocol, obtaining IRB approval, developing and managing partnerships and data collection and analysis. The PO will provide expertise in quantitative data management and analysis across a range of studies and contexts. S/he will work with IRH staff and collaborating research organizations to clean and prepare data sets, develop data analysis plans and conduct analysis to inform development of program initiatives, assess their effectiveness and measure scale up. S/he will also ensure all data sets have appropriate documentation to facilitate analysis (e.g. documentation of decisions made during data cleaning and data management including treatment of missing values, variable creation, recoding and renaming, merging data sets; etc.) and careful management of all code files and data sets. The PO will play a role communicating IRH's initiatives through preparation of reports and peer review articles, presentations and representation at meetings and conferences, and participation in/coordination of cross cutting technical working group meetings. S/he will manage research partners and provide input to data collection, management and analysis. S/he will also make general contributions towards the accomplishment of IRH's strategic imperatives. The PO for Research will report to the Senior Program Officer for Research. International and domestic travel up to 35% may be necessary. Essential Functions: 1. Conduct and/or provide technical assistance in study design, methods and quantitative data analysis across IRH solutions focusing in areas such as gender, social networks, fertility awareness, and mobile health. 2. Participate in qualitative data collection, management and analysis. 3. Develop study protocols, submit to GU and local institutional review boards and monitor compliance with human subject protection procedures. 4. Work together with the Research Director and other staff to coordinate cross cutting research functions and activities such as instrument and data archives, research policies and procedures, IRB coordination and sponsoring opportunities to build staff capacity in research (e.g. application of GIS, data collection using handheld devices, etc.). 5. Promote dissemination and utilization of IRH research and program results through donor reports, institutional publications, peer review journal articles, conference presentations, and social media. 6. Coordinate with and provide oversight to local staff and research organizations working on IRH initiatives. 7. Serve as point person for IRH collaboration in task forces, alliances and business development initiatives and represent IRH at meetings, working groups and conferences. The ideal candidate will have a successful research track record, including substantial quantitative and qualitative data management and analysis experience and will be comfortable working across multiple country sites and diverse initiatives. S/he will also have a recognized commitment to empowering individuals and communities to improve their sexual and reproductive health by increasing fertility awareness, ensuring informed choice of a broad range of family planning methods and addressing gender inequality. QUALIFICATIONS: You are an applied researcher with: 2 to 4 years or more of post- graduate experience in research and evaluation in in the areas of sexual and reproductive health (preferred). Demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative data management and analysis, including experience in research-to-practice efforts in the domain of sexual and reproductive health. A track record in writing technical reports and peer review articles. Excellent ability to manage donor/ partner relations and building strong professional relationships and networks with both governmental and non-governmental organizations. Field experience in developing country contexts, preferably Africa or Asia. You are an effective communicator for both technical and lay audiences, with: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; including proposal/ study protocol development, abstract preparation and preparation of reports; Expertise presenting data in diverse formats to communicate results to a variety of audiences including researchers, policy makers and community members. A sense of humor; resilience and ability to demonstrate grace under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities. You have leadership skills, with: Strong leadership skills in areas such as fostering team work, developing and motivating others. Proven ability to work effectively in multi-cultural teams and with technical and administrative staff and consultants; Attention to detail and strong organizational skills; High ethical standards and outlook of respect and dignity for all people. Your education, expertise and professional network includes: Graduate degree in public health, sociology, demography, or a related field. Demonstrated ability to analyze data from multi-faceted research initiatives, including quantitative data collection and analysis skills and use of service statistics and other extant data to address research questions. Track record in peer review publications. Proficiency in use of statistical analysis packages (e.g. STATA, SPSS or SAS, and AtlasTi) and Excel; ArcView or other GIS software a plus. Experience using handheld devices for data collection and data management a plus. Experience preparing and managing IRB applications. Familiarity with maternal and child and reproductive health service delivery and with USAID and international donor community operations. TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter to irhresumes@gmail.com and reference "PO for Research". Submit resumes by March 6, 2015. Please specify where you found the job advertisement. No phone calls please. This position is hired through Development International, Inc. for the Institute of Reproductive Health, Georgetown University. Development International is an equal opportunity employer.
****************************** COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE TANZANIA
The International Training and Education Center for Health is seeking a Country Representative in Tanzania. The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a global network that works with local partners to develop skilled health care workers and strong national health systems in resource-limited countries. I-TECH promotes local ownership to sustain effective health systems. I-TECH envisions a world in which all people have access to high quality, compassionate, and equitable health care. I-TECH is a global health program of the University of Washington (UW) Department of Global Health in Seattle, in partnership with the University of California - San Francisco. I-TECH operates programs and employs staff in multiple countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean Region. I-TECH, as a center within the UW Department of Global Health (DGH), acts as the administrative home for numerous sponsored projects and has received delegated authority from the department to maintain policies and procedures that protect the interests of its faculty/ Principal Investigators (PIs) and the University. A key objective for I-TECH is to assure that PIs working through the I-TECH network and country programs have the authority and support they need to assure that their work is carried out as they direct, in a timely manner and compliant with UW and sponsor policies. In Tanzania, I-TECH is one of the implementing partners for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global AIDS Program (CDC GAP). At the invitation of CDC, I-TECH is collaborating with international stakeholders to support the scale-up of training programs and clinical services for HIV in Tanzania. The I-TECH Country Representative, with support from the Seattle Headquarters Team Lead and other HQ staff, is responsible for ensuring the fulfilment and administration of project activities in Tanzania. The Country Representative is accountable directly to the PIs for carrying out the activities of the awards in Tanzania, and to the I-TECH Managing Director for assuring compliance with human resources (HR), legal, and financial management. The Managing Director is accountable to the Chair and to PIs to ensure that I-TECH effectively supports project implementation and compliance with accepted grants management practices. This dual accountability assures that PIs are able to control the quality and cost effective implementation of work for which they are ultimately accountable, and that I-TECH is accountable to PIs and to UW and its governing bodies (i.e., UWorld boards) for maintenance of past, present, and future assets in a long-term sustainable infrastructure. In summary, the I-TECH Country Representative is accountable programmatically to those PIs whose work they are responsible for carrying out in that country. PIs have the final word on how the work is carried out. In addition to the responsibilities of a PI, the I-TECH Managing Director is responsible for assuring compliance with the human resources, legal and financial mechanisms that allow work to be carried out in a compliant way. In countries where there are multiple PIs, this position is accountable to each of them for a particular scope of work. If needed, and in rare cases of conflict, the I-TECH Managing Director will facilitate conflict resolution among these key decision- makers. GENERAL FUNCTION: The position of Country Representative requires an individual with demonstrated expertise in public health program management and capacity development. The position requires effective communication with both domestic and international staff, the CDC Country Office in Tanzania, local Ministry of Health and other governmental bodies, US-based funders and other implementing partners within and beyond Tanzania. The Country Representative must provide leadership in developing sustainable programs and cope with rapid changes in both funding and programmatic direction as dictated by the funder, and effectively use available resources to meet those expectations. In addition, the Country Representative is required to use sophisticated problem-solving skills and to successfully interface and communicate within the organization, across the I-TECH network, and externally to local stakeholders. This position will take responsibility in fulfilling I-TECH's scope of work by managing the implementation of I-TECH training, technical, and program activities to ensure that work plans are developed for each activity and deadlines are met. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: As a dynamic program in which scopes of work vary based on award activity, the following duties are considered examples, and it is not an exhaustive list. As stated above, the primary function of this position is to ensure fulfilment of I-TECH's scope of work. Program Leadership (50%): Success is measured by the extent to which the I-TECH Country Representative advances the organization's mission, vision, and strategic priorities. Examples of activities: Ensure full implementation of grants to the maximal extent possible. This will be evaluated based on the deliverables in the work plan. In the pursuit of this goal the following responsibilities are important to success: Provide a high level of technical and administrative expertise to ensure success; Seek out the highest and most effective technical standards; Seek out and follow the most effective administrative standards; Maximize the cost effectiveness of all activities. Ensure a seamless working relationship between the country program and Headquarters staff, including PIs and Team Lead, and participate in frequent (up to weekly) call with PI, Team Lead and senior staff. To the extent applicable under the grant, advance the work of I-TECH to achieve its 2011-2015 strategic priorities, which are: I-TECH is positioned as a leading organization in health systems strengthening - using the World Health Organization (WHO) framework. I- TECH's approach to capacity development emphasizes local ownership, transition, and the sustainability of local programming. I-TECH is recognized as a university-based network that provides effective global health programming and technical assistance. The I-TECH network is supported by a diversified funding portfolio. The I-TECH network strengthens its capacity to serve as an effective global health partner to donors and governments. Lead productive working relationships with national government representatives, local and international non-government organizations, and funders, including CDC's Global AIDS Program in-country staff. Scan the horizon strategically for opportunities to strengthen the national health system. Communicate outcomes to shape planning and policy. Promote I-TECH's sustainability through new business development, diversification of I-TECH funding sources, and development of I-TECH's technical expertise. Examples include expanding scope of current programs and adding new programs. As requested, serve as the liaison for university academic work in- country. Use and promote I-TECH Operating Principles in all facets of work. Project Management (30%): Success is measured by the extent to which the Country Representative applies I-TECH's Management Practices to assure programs are planned and implemented with high quality, on time, and under budget. The Country Representative will assure the following activities are accomplished: Plan budgets and workplans for multiple funding sources. Assume overall accountability for attainment of program goals, objectives and deliverables. Employ and promote I-TECH Management Practices using a team-based management approach. Develop and implement a country program monitoring and evaluation plan. Submit regular reports to funders and stakeholders. Respond in a timely manner to ad hoc reporting requests from CDC-Global AIDS Program, USAID, HRSA, UW, UCSF and other partners. Communicate regularly and substantively with I-TECH headquarters on all project activities. Operations, Fiscal, and Human Resource Management (20%): Success is measured by the extent to which in-country capacity is strong, risk is managed, financial and operational systems and policies are employed, and excellent human resource practices are applied. The Country Representative assures the following activities are accomplished: Operations and Safety: Oversee development, application and regular updating of written policies and procedures for country office operations. Assure concordance between country project policies and procedures and I-TECH, UW, funder and national government requirements and regulations. Oversee all administrative, logistical, security and risk management functions for the country office. Ensure that I-TECH meets all requirements to be recognized as a legal entity by the host government. Lead the implementation of recommendations from operations assessments. Oversee the development, implementation and monitoring of in-country contracts and vendor agreements. Oversee the implementation and use of I-TECH's Global Operations Manual at the country project level, with emphasis on in-country capacity development to attain or surpass standards. Finance: Assure financial systems meet UW requirements. Based on delegated authority, provide oversight for all funds spent in-country and assure grant allowability. In collaboration with country office staff, prepare and monitor internal budget reports (e.g. budget projections, burn rates, monthly budget reports by activity code). Prepare forecasts, and consider program implications. Human Resources: Apply I-TECH, DGH and UW principles throughout all aspects of staff oversight. Embody and engender those qualities that support an effective, efficient, inspired workplace. Ensure that all contracts and employment packages are consistent with local practice and labor law. Hire, coach, evaluate, discipline and/or discharge employees as necessary. Identify and lead staff professional development initiatives at the individual and group levels. REQUIREMENTS: Master's in Public Health, Health Administration or related field; and five years of related work experience, with a leadership role in complex, multi-faceted public health programs; to include at least three years of experience in a supervisory role, including supervision of managers, technical experts, and support staff. Superb knowledge of and practical experience with health systems in Tanzania; Experience in designing and implementing HIV-related programs; Able to provide strong leadership and representation with staff, donors, partners, CDC and Ministry of Health; Experience in public health program planning and evaluation; Demonstrated experience working closely with government public health officials and agencies at all levels in a balanced and supportive capacity; Willingness to undergo further training and professional development in topic areas relevant to this position; A commitment to scholarly work and generation and dissemination of knowledge; Highly skilled program manager; Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methods; Experience with budget development and management, and monitoring of fiscal systems; Working knowledge of US government and other grants and contracts systems, to advance project progress and comply with funder directives; Employee and partner relations skills, including demonstrated ability to bring together diverse professionals into a functioning, effective work team; fostering tactful, diplomatic, and culturally-appropriate communication. Demonstrated ability to facilitate effective collaboration with diverse partners. Fluency in Swahili and English, including reading and writing and the ability to read and understand technical documents and journals and write letters, administrative, technical reports and scientific papers for publication in English language journals. Successful public presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to interact with persons from a variety of professional disciplines and from different levels of society in a tactful, diplomatic, and culturally- appropriate manner. Demonstrated ability to work independently, with balance between strategic leadership and attention to detail. Computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: MD or Ph.D. with strong public health and administrative skills. 5-10 years of project leadership experience in Tanzania. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: The Country Representative must be available and willing to travel domestically in remote areas and internationally up to 15%. The position requires participation in conference calls and internet meetings outside of business hours several times per week in order to accommodate the time difference between the country office and HQ. TO APPLY: send a CV and cover letter to jobs@go2itech.org by 1 March 2015, noting "Tanzania Country Representative" in the subject line. Please title CVs and cover letters using the following naming convention: LastName_FirstInitial_CV/CoverLetter (e.g. Dunloy_A_CV). Strong preference will be given to Tanzanian citizens.
****************************** DIRECTOR, BUSINESS OPERATIONS WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Director, Business Operations 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 Business Operations Director contributes to realizing this by: Taking what might be complicated, distant and daunting and making it simple, understandable and workable; Advancing operational character, enabling country office to make decision, make impact and adjust to unforeseen circumstances - built around promoting local solutions and driven by data; Finding ways to fulfill our intent for openness, transparency and accessibility of knowledge and information, rather than control, restriction and containment; Ensuring cross organizational collaboration, shared success and joint action. Position Purpose: The Director of Business Operations reports to the Chief Global Programs Officer, is a member of the Management Council and leads the organization in setting, streamlining and realizing business processes and workflow improvements. The successful candidate is a thinker and doer with outstanding communications skills and proven experience in global business operations. The Director will work closely with Pact's Planning, Accountability and Learning department, Management Council, Country Directors and senior leadership to promote standardization, efficiency and effectiveness, enhanced compliance, mutual sharing of best practices and lessons learned and capacity building of operational leaders and teams. Key Responsibilities: Business Process Improvement: Provide direction, guidance and overall leadership and support to all program teams, country offices and portfolio teams on business operations in service of delivering on our promise to deliver on time, on budget and meeting stated objectives. Build and mainstream processes and support mechanisms that enable synergy, efficiency, continuity and effectiveness in our programs. Apply rigor and creativity in the development, application and maintenance of organizational standard operating procedures. Measure our ability to meet our goals by establishing and tracking objectively verifiable metrics. Forge smart and productive partnerships that promote a shared sense of purpose and mission. Build and conduct, in collaboration with relevant departments, orientation, ongoing skill building and guidance on best in class business processes to ensure staff excellence, compliance and accountability. Ensure our programs are supported to design, build and implement the most effective, quality and impactful programs imaginable. Monitor industry trends, network with Business Operations professionals in the non-profit sector and share literature, best practice, and innovative ideas for maximizing operational effectiveness. 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. Integrate and translate the efforts of other support/ enabling units. Establish, manage and regularly report on operational objectives, key performance indicators, and standardize business processes and metrics across Pact's global operations. Utilize economic, financial, and organizational data to build business cases for major initiatives. Lead complex high-impact negotiations involving significant business risks. Other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in related field and at least ten (10) years of relevant experience (or equivalent). Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in business administration or international relations. Experience and/or certification in business operations and project management best practices (i.e. PMP). Experience in complex non-profit international development organization with demonstrated ability in business operations, administration, visioning, planning, and effective execution. Proven ability to multi-task and manage around changing priorities. Strong written and verbal communications skills. Demonstrated initiative and creativity when solving problems and managing conflict. Demonstrated strong analytical skills with ability to quickly interpret and organize data and information. Experience managing teams of culturally diverse employees in a global environment and working effectively at all levels of the organization. Strong understanding of budgets. Extensive knowledge of various donor regulations and expectations. High level competence using common desktop applications and internal data systems. Curiosity, drive, discernment, humility, passion of purpose. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0009. 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 DIRECTOR, FINANCE OPERATIONS WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Senior Director, Finance Operations. 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 Finance Department supports this mission by creating a work environment that celebrates diversity, fosters professional growth and development, ensures partnerships with international departments to develop budgets, implement and manage financial control measures, establish policies and procedures and ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and government and non-government requirements, 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 areas of financial procedure, policy, best practice, budgeting, accounting, audit and planning to facilitate achieving the objectives and targets of our organization. Position Purpose: The Senior Director Finance Operations (SDFO) is responsible for overseeing the international finance and accounting function, the internal audit (risk improvement) function, Pact's business continuity and registration process and Pact's corporate liability insurance programs. S/he is responsible for advising, designing and maintaining compliance and accountability across Pact's field and headquarters operations, overseeing the standardization and consolidation of field financial data into the headquarters accounting system and the Internal Audit function. Key Responsibilities: Ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations in the countries/ locations in which Pact has operations. Ensures that funder/ donor reports are prepared and filed accurately and in a timely manner. Ensures routine internal audits of PACT field offices and headquarters; manage and monitor remediation efforts that result from internal audits. Coordinates with the Director - Global I/T on the implementation and conversion of field accounting systems as appropriate to meet donor, regulatory and organizational needs. Fosters standardization and consistency across field offices as regards business processes and internal controls. Supports the field offices with required external audit/ review engagements (i.e. country-level, project specific and/or sub-recipient audits) and management responses and corrective action plans. Presents internal audit/ corrective action updates, full reports, or executive summaries to the Pact, Inc. audit committee and executive management. Assists with the start-up and close out of field offices. Assist field offices in developing terms of references for "agreed upon procedures" to procure in-country audit agencies to audit sub-grantees; provide recommendations to field offices on analysis of proposals received and final selection of audit agency. Establishes, implements, and manages internal anti-fraud programs (whistleblower hotlines) and review and investigate whistleblower reports or other suspicions of fraud. Provides oversight of reviews of Pact's internal control policies, headquarters and field office operations. Identifies total loss exposure and recommend corrective actions, and advises Pact on reporting to donors. Disseminates all internal control policies and procedures to headquarters and field offices. Develops and provides training, technical assistance, and support and guidance to all staff members of headquarters and field offices regarding compliance and internal audit issues. Provides training on ethics and compliance to Pact staff, grantees or partners, as requested. Addresses critical matters as requested by the Audit Committee or senior management. Reports regularly on compliance and accountability related activities and issues to the CEO and CFO and when necessary to the Board finance and audit committee. Manages Pact's corporate liability insurance programs. Ensures that business registrations are maintained. Other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: BA and at least 15 years of relevant experience (or equivalent). Ability and willingness to travel internationally, up to 50%. Preferred Qualifications: MBA. Experience working in non-profit and/or federal government accounting. Strong knowledge of OMB circulars. Direct audit experience of clients who are recipients of US federal awards. CPA/CIA certification. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0010. 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 ACQUISITION AND ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA
XLA is seeking a Senior Acquisition & Assistance Specialist who will be supporting our customer in a 1-year assignment to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In this role he/she will be responsible for supporting the mission by assisting in the negotiations and administration of contracts, grants, cooperative agreements and interagency agreements. Other Responsibilities will include: Provide assistance in the development of solicitations and approval memos; Develop and publish Requests for Applications (RFA) and Requests for Proposals (RFP); Respond to applicant/ offerer questions; Facilitate the technical evaluation process; Prepare award documents; Notify unsuccessful applicants/ offerors; Negotiation and award; Award administration. REQUIREMENTS: Experience: At least 7 years procurement experience supporting USAID. Experience related to health services/ global health programs preferred. Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), USAID Automated Directives System (ADS), USAID Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR), Office of Acquisitions and Assistance Contract Information Bulletins (CIB), Office of Acquisition and Assistance Administrative Memoranda (OPAM), Office of Acquisition and Assistance Procurement Executive Bulletins (PEB), and Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives (AAPD). Proficiency using GLAAS (Global Acquisition and Assistance System) desired. Education Requirements: Bachelor's Degree, Master's degree preferred. Clearance Requirements: None. Travel Requirements: Overseas assignment in Tanzania. TO APPLY for this position, visit XLA website: www.xla.com, job number 1269 or follow this link: https://careers-xla.icims.com/jobs/1269/sr.-acquisition- %26-grants-specialist/job. You can also contact our Recruiter Irina at irinag@xla.com for additional information.
****************************** HEAD / SENIOR MANAGER - COMMUNICATIONS, MEDIA RELATIONS AND SCIENCE WRITING INDIA
ICRISAT seeks applications for Head/Senior Manager, Communications - Media Relations and Science Writing, to be based in ICRISAT's Headquarters, Hyderabad, India. The incumbent reports to the Director, Strategic Marketing and Communication. ICRISAT is a non-profit organization that helps empower poor people in the rural drylands of Africa and Asia to overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition, through making agriculture profitable and sustainable. We achieve this through scientific advancements and working in partnership. ICRISAT, established in 1972 is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org. Responsibilities: Provide strategic direction and input into ICRISAT's marketing plan and priorities. Lead in developing highly creative and exciting ways to communicate the issues, solutions and peoples' views. Develop messaging and stories that bring complex and scientific issues to a broader audience and also be able to highlight the human stories in compelling ways. Achieve high level global media coverage. Be up-to-date with the latest communications tools and approaches to be able to create world-class and leading communications that capture audiences' attention. Develop and manage a variety of communication tools and activities to ensure ICRISAT's messages have a wide reach: website and blog; global mass media; social media; multimedia; newsletter; events; and communications products (e.g.: the Annual Report, flyers, corporate material and posters). Perform other marketing related functions assigned by the Director, Strategic Marketing and Communication. QUALIFICATIONS: The Person: Passionate and dedicated to ICRISAT's cause. Graduate of Mass/ Development Communication and/or Agricultural or Biological Sciences, preferably with a postgraduate degree in the Social Sciences Journalism and/or related fields. Minimum of ten years of relevant experience in communications. Excellent writing skills in English. Highly competent with latest communications tools including web, social and multimedia. Highly creative in producing world class and stand-out communications. Ability to manage communications initiatives and multiple tasks, lead a team and manage resources. Excellent skills to work with and build relationships with a variety of people from scientists, executives, and external professional. The Reward: This is an internationally recruited staff (IRS) position with an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package payable in US dollars. An attractive compensation will be offered to the right candidate. TO APPLY: Applicants should apply on or before 28 February, 2015, with a letter of motivation, latest Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate's professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please click, https://recruit.zoho.com/ats/Portal.na?iframe=false&digest=TqpHG2Zk8ZN*TuF.9KU VGrweAZrcZ29cswCUAhdMI4s- to submit your application. ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff. ICRISAT has a flexible approach to international appointments and welcomes dual-career couples.
****************************** SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, ECO PROJECT ARLINGTON, VA
TRG is seeking a Senior Communications Specialist, ECO Project. Training Resources Group, Inc. (TRG) is an employee-owned consulting firm based in Arlington, Virginia. TRG provides organizational development and training services for U.S. government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and private sector/ commercial clients. Project Background: USAID's Environmental Communication, Learning and Outreach (ECO) program began in October 2013. This program is part of the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment's (E3) ongoing efforts to meet USAID objectives in training, communication, knowledge management and facilitation needs in the Environment and Natural Resources Management (ENRM) and Global Climate Change (GCC) sector areas. The two primary ECO program objectives are (1) to provide USAID staff and the broader development community with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to design, implement, monitor and evaluate quality programs and (2) develop and enhance communications and information management systems that facilitate knowledge sharing and learning for improved development impact. ECO builds directly on the lessons learned and activities from the Capitalizing Knowledge, Connecting Communities (CK2C) contract (including the ENRM- Learning Initiative (ENRM-LI)) and the Office of Global Climate Change's Training, Outreach and Communications Task Order (GCC TOC). The work to be performed under this Task Order consists of the following four tasks: Task 1: Competency-based Training; Task 2: Knowledge Management; Task 3: Communications and Reporting; Task 4: Facilitation. Implementation of the activities under each task will occur simultaneously. The ECO implementation team is currently comprised of Training Resources Group, Inc. (TRG), Engility/IRG and Forum One Communications. Position Summary: The ECO Senior Communications Specialist will be the primary task manager for Task 3, and will facilitate and coordinate a team of communication staff and consultants (e.g. writers, graphic designers, copy editors) on specific communication tasks for USAID. He or she will be responsible for the day to day communications and reporting activities with the team's respective counterparts in USAID. Working closely with the Chief of Party and the Operations Manager and the communications team, he/she will coordinate, organize, and scope out all related communications activities. The Senior Specialist will coordinate with subject matter experts in Global Climate Change, Forestry & Biodiversity, Land Tenure & Resource Management and other environmentally related fields to develop communication and outreach products and events. Communication activities will include the production of fact sheets, case studies, success stories, and other communication and outreach materials. These resources will be produced and distributed via a range of media (e.g., print, web, social media), and may require quick-turn-around activities or products. The Senior Specialist will report to the Chief of Party and will work closely with the Operations Manager, as well as with other ECO Task Managers (Knowledge Management, Training and Facilitation) depending on the integrative nature of the communication products. International travel is expected to be extremely limited for this position. This position is dedicated to the ECO Project which is due to expire in September 2018. Primary Role and Responsibilities: Manage all communication and outreach activities under ECO, working closely with a team of internal staff and external consultants to provide strategic direction for publications and launch events. Advise and help conceptualize communication and outreach events (launch events, outreach efforts, communication strategies). Coordinate, oversee and review the development of communication products (i.e., fact sheets, case studies, success stories, reports and other publications). Manage client relations with USAID, and coordinate closely with Chief of Party and Operations Manager. Manage agreed upon budgets for each communication activity. Attend weekly ECO staff meetings. Provide strategic communications input in other task areas and project-wide conceptual conversations. QUALIFICATIONS, Abilities, and Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public policy, or related field. A minimum of 10-15 years of experience in a professional, strategic communications and messaging role. Excellent writing, editing, research and verbal communication skills. Experience with web communications (web sites, blogs, social media, etc.). At least five years of relevant management or supervisory experience. Excellent project management and organizational skills. Ability to work effectively both individually and as a member of a team. Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills. Preferred Skills and Experience: Master's degree in related field. Technical knowledge of environmental subject matter (e.g. climate change, biodiversity, and/or forestry, etc.) strongly preferred. Familiarity with writing styles and approval processes in a large organization. Familiarity with USAID or other related international organizations. Some international and/or development experience. TO APPLY: If you are interested in applying for this position, visit our website www.trg-inc.com to find out more information about our company. Please send your resume and an original cover letter to hr@trg-inc.com. Please put "ECO Senior Communications Specialist" in the subject line of your e-mail. Your cover letter should specifically discuss why you feel you are a good fit for this opportunity. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled. We will follow up with you should we feel that your background and experience meets the requirements of the position. No phone calls please. TRG is an equal employment opportunity employer M/F/D/V. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age or disability. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with TRG depends solely on your qualifications.
****************************** DATA ANALYST POSITION, MONITORING & EVALUATION SUPPORT PROJECT JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
MSI is seeking a Data Analyst who would be expected to conduct full lifecycle activities to include requirements analysis and design, develop analysis and reporting capabilities, and continuously monitor performance and quality control plans to identify improvements in close collaboration the technical team. This is a long-term assignment expected to last one year, with the possibility of extension. The position is principally located in Juba, with travel throughout South Sudan as circumstances permit. QUALIFICATIONS: At least 5 years of experience as a Data Analyst. The Data Analyst should have experience conducting background research and synthesizing information, including primary (qualitative and quantitative) and secondary data (reports, academic and non-academic articles). The Data Analyst should have experience calculating sample sizes for qualitative and quantitative studies; identifying appropriate counterfactuals and preparing research instruments. Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques. Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages, databases. Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing large datasets (Excel, SPSS, SAS, MS ACCESS, etc.). Knowledge and experience of qualitative data analysis techniques and software such as MAXQDA and NVivo to process and organize large amounts of data. Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy. Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings. At least graduate degree in Social Sciences (Economics, Sociology, and Political Science etc.), Information Management or Statistics. 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. Closing date: 4/5/15.
****************************** TEAM LEADER / SENIOR LEVEL PROJECT EVALUATION SPECIALIST SENEGAL
MSI is seeking a short-term Team Leader/ Senior Level Project Evaluation Specialist who will lead a final evaluation for The YouthMap Senegal project or Jeunes Agriculteurs (JA). This program is a pilot Innovation Fund activity under a USAID- funded YouthMap initiative. It was designed to address Senegal's youth unemployment and under-employment concerns, building on the YouthMap assessment, USAID/Senegal's Country Development Cooperation Strategy, and the Feed the Future Initiative. The position is expected to begin in February 2015 and entail 60 days of LOE. The overall purpose of the final JA program evaluation is to assess the multifaceted impacts on youth beneficiaries, the effectiveness of program implementation, and the strengths/ challenges related to JA performance. The evaluation will be primarily qualitative, but it will also draw on quantitative data previously collected through the program's existing M&E system. The evaluator will seek to answer key evaluation questions through interviews with a range of key stakeholders, including: program staff, JA trainers, youth beneficiaries, youth who have started businesses, and private sector companies. The research methodology will involve document/ data review, semi-structured key informant interviews, youth focus groups, and youth follow-up surveys. The evaluator will analyze program services statistics, employer reports, and other project data to support a triangulated, critical analysis of the evaluation objectives. QUALIFICATIONS: At least five years of experience in evaluations of USAID projects, preferably three or more years of experience in conducting evaluations with youth education and entrepreneurship initiatives in developing countries. Three years of experience in managing evaluation teams. Experience in designing, developing, and delivering key informant interviews and focus group discussions. Fluency in French is required. Though the report will be written in English, the data collection tools must be provided in French. 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
****************************** CHIEF OF PARTY, LIBERIA STRATEGIC ANALYSIS ACTIVITY LIBERIA
MSI is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) who is responsible for leading and managing the overall complex operations of the LSA project. The COP works closely with USAID/Liberia's Program Office, Mission technical offices, staff and management from other USAID implementing partner operated activities, and representatives of the Government of Liberia and other international donor stakeholders to ensure that USAID's assistance to Liberia is informed by solid empirical evidence and analysis and that can be used by the Mission. QUALIFICATIONS: At least 8 years development professional experience working with issues related to planning, design, and performance management of international development assistance programs, preferably those funded by the USG. An MA or PhD in a field relevant to development assistance, international affairs, political science, sociology, economics, business, public administration, organizational development, communications, or a closely related field. Experience working with previous U.S. government programs would be preferred but is not a requirement. Highly developed interpersonal communication, presentation, and negotiating skills. Strong understanding of multi-sectoral development theory. Thorough working knowledge of USG operations, regulations, policies, procedures and programs desirable. Deep familiarity with the Liberian culture, society and development context or that of other similar countries in the region. Experience in comparable post- conflict countries an asset. 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. Closing date: 4/6/15.
****************************** DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY, LIBERIA STRATEGIC ANALYSIS ACTIVITY LIBERIA
MSI is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party's (DCOP) whose responsibility will be to provide support, leadership and technical expertise to overall management of the Liberia Strategic Analysis (LSA) project. The DCOP shall be responsible for reporting requirements, day to day project administration and serving as the senior M&E advisor for project. The DCOP will also support the Mission's staff (particularly Mission's CLA Advisor) in accessing strategic learning tools, as well as in providing guidance and support to the project's evaluation services component including but not limited to monitor and evaluate activities to create knowledge mobilization, and knowledge management mechanisms. The selected individual will have substantial project design expertise. The DCOP will reside in country for the duration of the contract, with authority to act in the absence of the Chief of Party. REQUIRES: A minimum of five (5) years professional work experience managing complex donor-funded international development capacity building or training activities. MA or PhD in a field relevant to development assistance, international affairs, political science, sociology, economics, business, public administration, organizational development, communications, or a closely related field. Significant expertise in monitoring, evaluation, and/or project design and analytical work as well as the related reporting to an international donor. Must be computer literate and possess excellent reading, writing, and communication skills. 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. Closing date: 4/6/15.
****************************** 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
URBAN ECONOMIST WASHINGTON, DC
WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities has posted an opening for a professional economist to conduct a variety of economic analyses. REQUIRES: Advanced degree in urban and regional economics, public finance or related field. PhD highly preferred. At least 7-10 years of relevant professional experience (at least 4 years if PhD) in conducting economic analyses in the field of sustainable urban development. Demonstrated knowledge in the political economy of urban governance, spatial economics and urban public finance in emerging economies is required. Experience in promoting low-carbon cities, resilient cities or smart cities highly desirable.
DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL OPERATIONS & SPECIAL PROJECTS WASHINGTON, DC
The Director of Global Operations & Special Projects has the critical role of helping ensure WRI's programs, centers, international offices, and support functions work together as a highly effective global network; a "One WRI" that retains WRI's essential organizational culture and "DNA". REQUIRES: Exceptional management skills and a track record of achievement in overseeing operations in matrixed international organizations. Experience in the developing world. Superb analytical and strategic thinking capabilities and an entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving. Superior communication abilities, including strong cross-cultural interpersonal skills, strong listening skills, and an ability to relate well to people at all levels. A management style that is open, collaborative, and focused on achieving results. Ability to handle multiple projects under deadline pressure in a highly dynamic environment. MBA, MPA, or advanced degree in business management, or other related field and a minimum 8-10 years of experience in progressive management/ leadership level positions in operations, or equivalent combination of education and experience; preference given to experience with a multinational, matrixed organization.
DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON, DC
This position provides the exciting opportunity to build on and scale up over ten years of on-the-ground change in sustainability, transportation, and urban development in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and Turkey through capturing, analyzing, and packaging knowledge for different audiences in the fast-changing and increasingly important context of cities. REQUIRES: Ph.D. in economics, urbanism, or economic/ urban development with an excellent understanding of climate, adaptation, social equity, and regional economics. At least 10 years of relevant experience in the global South, addressing issues of urban development, accessibility, transit oriented development, housing, water, energy, climate change, and/or land use regulations. Experience managing projects in cities in developing countries is highly desirable. Excellent writing, quantitative, and analytical skills. Experience contributing to the development and implementation of work plans. Working knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Mandarin, Cantonese, or a major Indian language is highly desirable.
RESEARCH ANALYST II, CLIMATE PROGRAM WASHINGTON, DC
There is an opening for a motivated individual to coordinate WRI's role in this project and manage the development of a guidance document which provides recommendations to companies on how to set and implement a science based target. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred, in environmental policy, engineering, public administration, public policy, economics, business, or related field. Minimum 2-3 years full time relevant work experience required. Experience with corporate GHG Accounting and/or life cycle assessment. Experience working on corporate climate change strategies. Excellent project management skills.
WATER PROGRAM ASSOCIATE BENGALURU, INDIA
The successful applicant will play an important role in helping WRI's Water and Cities and Transport Programs develop regional water risk assessment tools and analysis, leveraging WRI's unique Aqueduct(tm) online tool, as well as applied solutions and decision support tools to reduce water risks, such as landscape restoration and other natural infrastructure investments. REQUIRES: Master's degree required in hydrology, water resources management or a related environmental science or policy discipline. Minimum 4-8 years of highly relevant, full-time work experience. Excellent academic performance and strong analytical capability. Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly both orally and in writing, with excellent demonstrated skills in English. Highly organized and detail-oriented; experience managing complex processes or projects.
****************************** ASHOKA
Ashoka has posted an opening for the following positions. For more information and to apply go to www.ashoka.org/getinvolved/team
SENIOR ENTREPRENEUR FOR PEOPLE / SEARCH WASHINGTON, DC
There is an opening for an entrepreneur with a passion for spotting new ideas and building entrepreneurial teams. The Senior Entrepreneur for People/ Search will catalyze Ashoka's hiring growth at the top leadership level. He/She will lead and collaborate with regional teams in the search for seasoned entrepreneurs who will lead Ashoka's strategic priorities from each of our six international hubs. REQUIRES: A track record of innovating solutions and successfully bringing them to fruition. Demonstrated ability to work with a very entrepreneurial team across many geographic regions with respect and collegiality. Strong organizational skills and agility with managing multiple relationships simultaneously.
SENIOR ENTREPRENEUR FOR TALENT DISCOVERY WASHINGTON, DC
There is an opening for a Senior Entrepreneur for Talent Discovery to develop relationships, create systems, build capacity and drive the flow of conversations and learnings that bring us to the right entrepreneurial talent. REQUIRES: Eligible candidates will have at least 3 years of full-time experience. We're looking for someone who can build and manage deep relationships with diverse and international teams.
****************************** 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/
PROGRAM ANALYST BALTIMORE, MD
The program analyst will provide analytical and general support in award management to PASU staff. This position will focus primarily on US government donors (e.g. FFP, OFDA, DOL, DOS, CDC and USDA), but will also provide general support to other publicly funded programs from outside the US (e.g. EU, DFID, Irish AID, etc.). REQUIRES: Bachelor's Degree required, master's degree a plus. 2-4 years working in an international development context. Working fluency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer, One Drive) required, experience with SharePoint or similar communication platforms helpful. Knowledge of Salesforce or client management platforms desired. Vacancy no: 2193
SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR, GLOBAL FUND, BALTIMORE BALTIMORE, MD
The Advisor will provide management support and capacity building to country programs pursuing and/or implementing Global Fund grants, identify management capacity areas needing improvement, and, in collaboration with regional staff, support country programs in proactively addressing management issues and capacity gaps. REQUIRES: Master's degree in related field. Five to seven years of relevant international experience, preferably with three years field-based. Strong management skills and experience, including in compliance, budget management, implementation planning, analysis, reporting and representational. Knowledge of key Global Fund processes and procedures. Vacancy no: D2206
****************************** BANYAN GLOBAL
Banyan Global has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply go to www.banyanglobal.com/careers.php
SENIOR ASSOCIATE AND DIRECTOR FOR ACCESS TO FINANCE WASHINGTON, DC
This position will oversee a number of projects that expand access to finance for the private health sector in developing countries, provide direct technical assistance to projects that work with banks to expand lending to the health sector, stimulate private investment, strengthen private health care businesses through business training and capacity building, and improve market linkages. REQUIRES: Master's degree in economics, international development, business or related field. At least ten years of experience in SME finance, value chain finance, access to finance and enterprise development. Experience in financial institution and enterprise level technical assistance, training and training curriculum development. Experience in business development services and business strengthening. Vacancy no: 182
ACCESS TO FINANCE SPECIALIST WASHINGTON, DC
This position will oversee a number of projects that expand access to finance for the private health sector in developing countries, provide direct technical assistance to projects that work with banks to expand lending to the health sector, stimulate private investment, strengthen private health care businesses through business training and capacity building, and improve market linkages. REQUIRES: Master's degree in economics, international development, business or related field. At least five to seven years of experience in SME finance, value chain finance, access to finance and enterprise development. Experience in financial institution and enterprise level technical assistance, training and training curriculum development. Experience in business development services and business strengthening. Vacancy no: 183
****************************** ACCION
ACCION has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.jobs-accion.icims.com/jobs/intro
2015 AMBASSADORS PROGRAM CAMBRIDGE, MA
Accion's Ambassadors Volunteer Program sends dedicated individuals to host institutions to experience the impact that microfinance, impact investing, and financial education can have on the lives of the working poor. The program is individually funded and offers volunteers unique and customized exposure to the work of Accion's partner institutions in the field. Ambassadors are tasked with a variety of activities, from working directly with clients to performing financial analyses. REQUIRES: At least 21 years of age and a university graduate. Fluency in local languages (Spanish, Hindi, Mandarin, English), as needed by partner. Experience traveling and living overseas, preferably in a developing country. Excellent writing, communication, and analytical skills. Interest in microfinance, economic development, and/or social entrepreneurship. Vacancy no: 2015-1525
RESIDENT ADVISER - ELECTRONICS CHANNELS SPECIALIST LAGOS, NIGERIA
The Resident Adviser designs, implements and maintains the channel strategy to support the MFI's alternative delivery channel strategy. Provide project management and advisory services on channels initiatives and projects. REQUIRES: Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Electronics, Computer Science, and/or related fields is required. Masters or MBA is preferred. About 8-10 years of experience in the banking, microfinance and electronic channels or branchless banking, preferably with significant operational experience in digital channels and agency network management. Understanding of financial services and banking, knowledge of electronic channels, digital finance and agency (branchless) banking. Vacancy no: 2015-1521
RESIDENT ADVISER - REGIONAL EXPANSION SPECIALIST LAGOS, NIGERIA
The incumbent of the position is responsible for: Supporting the Chief Commercial Officer to implement the business expansion plans of the bank across Nigeria in manner that ensures uniform application of the bank's brand, policy and processes; support and monitor the regional teams and the branch managers in achieving the objectives of the bank. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in economics or sciences. Master's or MBA is preferred. At least 8-10 years' experience in banking or Microfinance, with at least 5 years serving in a managerial role in charge of regional branch expansion and business growth. Ability to recognize opportunities and risks across operations boundaries in regions, ability to co-ordinate activities among teams across regions, ability to track product and market trends across regions, a good command of written and spoken English, good computer literacy, advance understanding of the concept, theory and practice of Microfinance Banking will be required. Vacancy no: 2015-1520
****************************** YOUNG PROFESSIONAL (ASSIGNMENTS IN REGIONAL DEPARTMENTS AND PRIVATE SECTOR OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT) MANILA, PHILIPPINES
The Asian Development Bank seeks Young Professionals to provide assistance in executing ADB's main instruments comprising loans, technical assistance (TA), grants, advice, and knowledge. Complete assigned tasks that are generally non-routine within clearly defined standards. REQUIRES: A university degree in economics, finance, business administration, transport management, urban and regional planning, environment, public management, or engineering; preferably at postgraduate level or its equivalent. At least 3 years of relevant professional experience. Experience in any of the following fields: agriculture, rural development and food security, education, energy, environment, financial sector development, gender equity, governance and public management, health, public-private partnership, regional cooperation and integration, social development and poverty, transport, urban, water and operations. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. To apply please visit our website at http://www.adb.org/Employment/Professional/default.asp. Closing date: 3/31/15. Vacancy no: ADB-HR-15-0050
****************************** DIRECTOR WASHINGTON, DC
The Organization of American States is seeking a Director (P-5) in Washington, DC. Duties: Advise the Executive Secretary for Integral Development and, as required, the Secretary General and Assistant Secretary General, on all aspects of administrative issues pertaining to the operation of the Department of Social Inclusion, establishing and/or recommending work plans, operational and strategic policies and procedures towards the optimal utilization of technical, human and financial resources and their implementation, as well as the focalization of partnerships for development actions and cooperation in line with the OAS mandates, priorities, objectives and needs. REQUIRES: First University Degree (Bachelor) in Political or Social Science, International Affairs or Relations, Business Management, Law, Public Administration, Economics and/or Financial Management, or a related field issued by a duly accredited institution and 15 years of relevant experience in similar position(s) at national and international levels. Ability to effectively work using Microsoft Office (e.g. Outlook, Word, and Excel), and other software applicable to the area of work. Proficient in English and Spanish (read, write and communicate). TO APPLY: Applicants must submit electronically the following documents: OAS Application Form (Form 60); Cover Letter: describing the reasons for which you want to work at the General Secretariat of the OAS; and Resume (Curriculum Vitae). The documents must be submitted by e-mail as attachments to jobapplications@oas.org Subject: Vacancy number - Last name, First Initial. The application form is available at http://www.oas.org/EN/PINFO/HR/job.htm. Closing date: 2/23/15. Vacancy no: LT- EO/04/15
****************************** INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs.
TEMPORARY TERM CONTRACTUAL BUSINESS ANALYTICS CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The objective of the consultancy is to support SPD in strengthening its analytics capacity to allow further understanding of the flow of information in the operational and non-operational areas of the Bank. This consultancy will contribute to identify patterns, trends and issues to support the strategic decision-making, including for international data reporting. REQUIRES: Master's Degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably at a multilateral development institution. Languages: Proficient in English and Spanish. Areas of Expertise: Information Systems, Econometrics, Statistics or related areas. Hands-on experience with XML, Microsoft Access, Oracle and Visual Studio required. Knowledge of the Bank's data warehouse is highly desirable. Vacancy no: 1500000332
ANALYTICAL STUDIES RESEARCH FELLOW WASHINGTON, DC
The objective of this consultancy is to provide technical assistance to SCL through the analysis of empirical data as well as through general support for producing high quality analytical studies (including field work activities). REQUIRES: The program is open to recent graduates (3 years or less) in recognized universities or accredited institutions who are under 33 years of age by the 1st of January of the year when the contract will begin. Minimum requirement a Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of two years of experience. Languages: English and Spanish (both required). Areas of Expertise: Economics, statistics. The contractual should have completed Master's level coursework in economics and statistics. Vacancy no: 1500000320
****************************** 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.
REGIONAL COORDINATOR MANAMA
A Regional Coordinator (P-5) is sought in Manama. Duties: Formulate regional strategies and projects for the implementation of UNEP's early warning and integrated environmental assessment activities in West Asia. Develop a network of partnerships with governments (policy guidance) and expert institutions (technical expertise) for carrying out specific activities related to the implementation of the UNEP Programme in West Asia. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in environment, sustainable development, environmental management, environment policy, environmental economics, or related fields. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience at an international level in project or programme management and implementation, administration or related area. Experience in network development and management, including expert institutions, government agencies and donors is an asset. Closing date: 3/27/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM-UNEP-37246-R- MANAMA (X)
POPULATION AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
A Population Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: Develops and maintains databases on demographic indicators, population and development indicators, population policy information and indicators or information on other population-related issues. Programs and oversees the development of appropriate software for the efficient use and management of data in databases. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in demography or in sociology, statistics or economics with an emphasis on demography. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in population analysis and research or related area is required. Experience managing a team of professionals is desirable. Experience with complex statistical databases and analysis of census and survey micro datasets is desirable. Experience implementing Bayesian hierarchical models and programming in the R software language is desirable. Closing date: 3/23/15. Vacancy no: 15-POP-DESA- 39489-R-NEW YORK (X)
STATISTICIAN NEW YORK
A Statistician (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Organize, design, plan and carry out the collection, evaluation, analysis, compilation and dissemination of industrial statistics 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 (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of official statistics data is required. Experience in the use of computerized databases is required. Experience in the area of industrial or economic statistics is desirable. Closing date: 3/23/15. Vacancy no: 15-STT-DESA-39931-R-NEW YORK (R)
INVESTMENT OFFICER, EUROPEAN EQUITIES NEW YORK
An Investment Officer, European Equities (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Assists the Senior Investment Officer manage assigned assets of the Fund in European equities to produce the optimal investment return that avoids undue risk; balances long-term strategies effective over an investment cycle and short-term tactics to achieve results superior to the MSCI benchmarks. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Business and Administration (MBA), Finance, Economics or related field is required. A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in investment analysis and/or investment management covering equity markets in Europe is required. Experience in portfolio management with an emphasis on buy-side is desirable. Closing date: 3/23/15. Vacancy no: 15-INV-UNJSPF-37760-R-NEW YORK (R)
****************************** DIVISION MANAGER, NEPAD-IPPF AFRICA
The African Development Bank is seeking a Division Manager, NEPAD-IPPF (PL-2) in Africa. Duties: Define and update, under the Oversight Committee guidance, the Fund's strategic orientations; Make forward planning on the Division's role in regional infrastructure development in Africa in a rolling five-year Strategic Business Plan. REQUIRES: A minimum of a Master's degree in business administration, finance, economics, management, engineering or other relevant fields. A minimum of 8 years experience in the areas of finance, infrastructure project preparation and implementation. A solid knowledge and good grasp of socio-economic and development issues in Africa. Demonstrated superior leadership qualities, technical excellence and an established operational track record of excellence in achieving results. TO APPLY: Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: recruit@afdb.org) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF), available from the Bank's web site, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Closing date: 2/21/15. Vacancy no: ADB/15/012
****************************** ENERGY ANALYST - CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE PARIS
The Organisation For Economic Co-Operation and Development seeks an Energy Analyst to lead its work on strategy and public policy issues related to enabling and driving carbon capture and storage (CCS). REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, economics or relevant discipline. Three to seven years' experience analysing and working with CCS strategy and relevant policy issues within the energy sector (business, industry, RD&D agency, government etc.). Extensive understanding of CCS technology and its potential and of the challenges it faces. Experience of financial aspects of CCS projects will be considered an advantage. Excellent understanding of the energy sector and of the challenges of pursuing a low carbon economy. Please apply online at https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/joblist.ftl?lang=en. Job Number: 09692. Closing date: 2/22/15
****************************** *NATIONAL DIRECTOR ZAMBIA
This is your opportunity to use your world-class leadership skills to play a key role in effectively improving the lives and futures of children and their families in Zambia. The National Director - World Vision Zambia will strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of World Vision Zambia (WVZ) as an effective member of the Partnership in line with Twin Citizenship principles to ensure high Ministry quality and high impact in the field. Be accountable for all of aspects of WV's work in the country. Ensure that WVZ's ministry is directly contributing to the sustained well- being of children and the fulfilment of their rights within families and communities. Represent WVZ to all donors, project partners, other WV Partnership offices and divisions, local government, church representatives and non-governmental organizations serving according to given Power of Attorney. Appropriately develop national governance through identifying national lay leaders for advisory council or board membership and leading organizational transition. We are looking for a visionary leader who can combine strong business disciplines with inspirational leadership skills in line with our Christian values and ethos. You will have a passionate desire to help others, especially children. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Spiritual Leadership: Ensure that the office has a high quality Christian Commitment strategy and operations plan that is appropriate for country context. Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity though lifestyle and work relationships, and provide spiritual guidance to staff on the Vision, Mission and WV Core Values. Leadership and Management of the WV Zambia Office: Promote WV's Vision, Mission, Core Values and key Partnership Standards and Practices among the staff and partners and ensure these are the core foundation of the office, strategies and work. Ensure capable staff is available to implement office strategy and operational plans. Strategy, Operating Plan and Long- and Short- Term Targets: Ensure there is a documented office strategy, Ministry strategies and operating plans, and the latter have been derived from the office strategy and have clear, measurable short-term and long-term targets. Ensure that Ministry strategies are aligned with Regional and Partnership strategic priorities. Ministry Performance: Ensure high ministry quality and high impact in the field by leading in a way that the office is achieving its expected annual targets at all stages of the LEAP cycle on a sustainable basis. Ensure adequate resources are acquired and managed to meet and enable quality program implementation. Advocacy and Representation: Represent the office, engage and build strategic alliances with the government of the country, WVZ, major donor agencies, WV Partnership, non- governmental agencies, churches and media. Develop and implement appropriate advocacy strategies to raise awareness of- and advocate for change in- key issues within the specific context. Safety and Security, Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness: Maintain, and regularly review security and safety plans and protocols (security manual, evacuation plan, Disaster Preparedness Plan, and risk assessments at national and ADP levels) and ensure understanding and compliance by all staff and visitors. Oversee relief efforts, as and when they arise and work in partnership with response teams. Build in- country relief response capacity to ensure adequate disaster management and response. Compliance and Country Legal Environment: Ensure the office complies with local legal requirements and standards. Represent WV, the office, in courts, if required. Ensure and oversee proper mechanisms for Child Protection and other WVI Standards and Principles implementation. MFI Strategic Management: As a member/ chair of the local MFI board, ensure that Vision Fund's micro-finance ministry is integrated with World Vision's ministry to promote fullness of life for children and their communities. Facilitate programmatic integration of MFI's and ADP's operations. SKILLS REQUIRED INCLUDE: Required: Post-graduate degree or equivalent experience in management or social sciences. At least 3 years' experience in overseeing a large Government grant, its acquisition and donor engagement. Experience in one of major Ministries (Relief, Development, Advocacy), close familiarity with other two. Knowledge of LEAP cycle and Transformational Development Indicators is preferred. Experience in Advocacy, national advocacy strategy development and leading campaigns. Ability to present persuasively to Board, Senior Management Team, staff, donors, NGO's, government officials, community leaders and other stakeholders. World Vision experience preferred. TO APPLY: If you believe you have the skills and leadership experience to fulfil this vital and challenging role that will enhance the lives of thousands of vulnerable children in Zambia, we'd love to hear from you. Find the full description and apply online (https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/5E54BCDF37E492E788257DD9003B 109C?OpenDocument) by the closing date 18 February 2014. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org.
****************************** *WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST UGANDA
Management & Training Corporation's (MTC) innovative, forward-thinking attitude and culture have helped tens of thousands of people each year learn new academic, technical, and social skills to become more employable and productive citizens. MTC International Development Holding Corporation is seeking a local technical education and vocational training (TVET) or local workforce development expert to assist in implementing the USAID-funded, Uganda Youth Leadership in Agriculture Program. The Workforce Development Specialist will be responsible for conducting a nation- wide assessment of technical training institutions (formal and informal), leveraging youth and private sector involvement. The Institutional Development Specialist will analyze the assessment results in order to develop a capacity building strategy for identified training institutions serving the formal and informal employment sectors. Experience with the following activities: Leading assessments and analyzing nationwide skills development capacity and the capacity of workforce development training institutions; Providing expertise in the development of skills building activities for private sector and business actors; Upgrading local workforce institutions' skills training practices in agriculture and agribusiness (technical and cross cutting skills) including development of curriculum, training methods, materials, certification and related areas. QUALIFICATIONS: Post graduate or equivalent qualification in relevant field of study (Workforce development/TVET/Agriculture or Agribusiness), or an equivalent combination of credentials, knowledge, skills, experience. At least 5 years of experience working on similar or related economic growth projects in developing country context; preferably in Uganda. Experience as a team member or consultant designing and implementing technical vocational projects, youth workforce development projects, or entrepreneurship projects in a developing, or transitioning country. Uganda experience preferred. Knowledge of various approaches to institutional capacity building for the formal and informal sectors. Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral, and be able to work under pressure with limited guidance. TO APPLY: Interested parties may apply online at: http://mtcjobs.iapplicants.com/searchjobs.php and/or send a CV to international@mtctrains.com. Only applicants that include a resume or CV shall be considered. Position closes on February 13, 2015.
****************************** *PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ARLINGTON, VA
Winrock International has an opening for a Program Associate to support program and project implementation and management, as well as new business development focusing on forestry and climate change projects, predominately in developing countries. Winrock International's Forestry and Natural Resource Management's portfolio includes about a half-dozen large, complex, $10-25 million USAID land used projects undertaking a wide range of activities, including climate change mitigation and adaptation programs at the community and province scales, REDD+ avoided deforestation projects, sustainable forest management, biodiversity conservation, community-based land use management; market-driven resource-based enterprise development, and payment for environmental services. Presently we work predominately in Asia, but expect to expand our portfolio into Africa and Latin America. This position will be based in our Arlington, VA office. The ideal candidate will have experience working on USAID funded activities, an understanding of Forestry and Natural Resource Management activities and have exceptional verbal, writing and editing skills. QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, International Development, Public Administration or related field required, with at least 3-5 years of professional experience. TO APPLY: Applicants should go to www.winrock.org to complete an online application before February 16, 2015. Winrock International is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
****************************** *EVALUATION TEAM LEADER DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
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 in the practice area of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including health, education, environment & economic development and crisis, conflict & governance. PROJECT SUMMARY: IBTCI is currently seeking a Team Leader (TL) for an endline evaluation of the USAID-funded Integrated Health Program (IHP) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This is an immediate start consultancy with an estimated timeline between February and September, 2015. The endline study mainly involves key informant interviews (KII), document reviews and two quantitative surveys: a household and a health facility-collecting data at the IHP intervention sites in the provinces of East Kasai, West Kasai, Katanga, and South Kivu. The TL will be responsible for, and not limited to, overall oversight of all team members, conduct qualitative data analysis and triangulate with quantitative findings from data analyst; lead stakeholder presentations and discussions with USAID, and be responsible for writing the draft and final reports. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide subject matter expertise on health systems development in the areas of primary health care, maternal and child health, human resources development, pharmaceutical management, health finance, health infrastructure, and systems management. Ensure that the evaluation plan, KII questionnaires and guides are designed to collect relevant information to answer the specific questions for the IHP impact evaluation. Conduct key informant interviews with key stakeholders at Kinshasa and provincial levels. Analyze and identify significant qualitative interview findings. Conduct trainings of survey personnel on study data collection and management tools and methods. Oversee periodic data management tasks during the quantitative surveys, including routine data quality control checks. Conduct the necessary sub-group analyses to answer key IHP impact evaluations listed in the contract SOW. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Advance degree (Masters/PhD) in public health, statistics, or relevant social science. Minimum 10 years' experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods, and knowledge of experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluation methods. Experience with integrated health programs in a low income country context. Proven track record as a Team Leader of large evaluation teams. Previous experience with USAID programs and familiarity with USAID's Evaluation Policy and guidance is desired. Ability to work with various counterparts, implementing partners, and host country government stakeholders. Ability to travel to remote and challenging areas to conduct data collection and analysis activities. Excellent interpersonal skills and team work. Ability to write clearly and concisely in English. Fluency in French is required (FSI S-3, R-3). Previous experience in Francophone Africa is desired but not required. Prior experience working in DRC is highly desirable. TO APPLY: Please go to https://ibtci.devhire.devex.com/ to apply. Please submit three relevant references. Only final candidates will be contacted. IBTCI is an equal opportunity employer.
****************************** *PROGRAM ASSOCIATE VIENNA, VA
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 in the practice area of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including education, health, economic growth and democracy & governance. The company is seeking a Program Associate to work in our Vienna, VA Home Office. Scope of Work: The IBTCI Program Associate works collaboratively with IBTCI Home Office and project field staff to provide administrative, logistical, and business development support. S/he will report to a Practice Director and works closely with all other Practice staff. S/he ensures the necessary planning, development, and management activities function smoothly and efficiently by identifying and prioritizing needs and communicating them to others. Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities will vary based on Health Practice needs and the Program Associate's interests and qualifications, duties will include the following types of activities: Project/TO Management: Draft requests for consulting agreements and country clearance. Assists with securing travel and hotel arrangements, MEDEX insurance, and visas for traveling consultants and staff. Maintains and complies with the Consultant Mobilization Checklist. Manages tracking of consultant travel. Supports project Kick-off meetings which are HO-based and ensures implementation for in-country Team Planning Meetings (TPM) (e.g., logistics, venue, scheduling, invitation to USAID and implementing partners, etc.). Provides administrative support to staff and consultants throughout their assignments (review and process invoices and expense reports, obtain travel advances, assisting consultants in filling out paperwork, etc.). Create and maintain a Level of Effort tracker for active projects. In collaboration with accounting, track the Budget vs. Actuals for active projects. Facilitates administrative closeout and write up of project-related summaries which include lessons learned both positive and constructive for future management purposes. As needed, submits project reports to Development Experience Clearinghouse and manages a tracking spreadsheet for report submissions. Business Development: Conducts employment history verifications and reference checks. Assists with recruitment in drafting and listing ads online, monitor recruitment applications, and follow-up with candidates. Searches of consultant databases to short list consultants and staff; maintain recruitment matrices for specific positions. Assist in drafting of non- technical sections of proposals (e.g. past performance and personnel). As needed, submit final technical and cost proposals to relevant agencies. Create and maintain Proposal Checklists when working on a proposal. Conduct weekly research on potential procurements and tenders appropriate for the Health Practice. Conduct background research on specific proposals which will inform the preparation of a technical approach. Administrative Support: Assist with the development and maintenance of the administrative trackers to ensure streamlined and efficient management of the Health Practice. Creates, maintains, and updates staff and consultant and project/ assignment files. Photocopies, arranges courier delivery or pick up, arranges document printing. Monitors space, equipment, and other project resources; procures supplies as necessary. Provide copy-editing and formatting support for technical reports and project deliverables. Coordinates and supports meetings held in project space: reserves meeting rooms and consultant workspace arrange catering, manage set-up and cleanup of consultant workspace and meeting rooms, and assists with preparation and copying of agendas, meeting notes, and other materials. Schedules DC and internationally-based interviews, coordinates and sets up conference calls. Other administrative support as required. Other Support: Assist the Senior Program Associate to manage the tasks assigned to interns. In addition, as time permits, there may be opportunities for the Program Associate to step in for the Senior Program Associate and provide more hands on management of designated activities. Provide support to Executive Management, as required. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree preferred. Prior Work Experience: Experience and/or familiarity with international development preferred. Previous administrative experience, preferably with a USAID-funded project desired. Outstanding written and oral communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Well-organized, attentive to detail, skilled in setting priorities and meeting deadlines, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Works well independently and in teams; pro-active in anticipating work requirements and problem solving. Mastery of word processing, spreadsheets, database use, and presentation software (Microsoft Office); and experience with using the internet for research purposes. Language: Written and verbal fluency in English required; French language skill is highly desirable; ability to read, write and converse well in a professional setting. TO APPLY: Please send your cover letter, a detailed CV, salary history and 2-3 references here: https://ibtci.devhire.devex.com/. No phone calls please.
****************************** *PROGRAM QUALITY AND LEARNING MANAGER GAZIANTEP, TURKEY
CARE International in Turkey (CARE) is providing humanitarian assistance to people affected by the Syria crisis. In doing so, it often works with national implementing partners whilst employing a combination of direct and remotely managed approaches. CARE has so far reached over 250,000 people in Northern Syria affected by the crisis as well as over 15,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey with humanitarian assistance. CARE is seeking a Program Quality and Learning Manager with particular expertise in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning, to ensure high quality programming in Syria and Turkey. Expected Travel: up to 20%; Employee Duration: Active Full- Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. The position will report to the Assistant Country Director for Programs and be based in Gaziantep with travel to project sites in Turkey. The position will focus on the following core result areas: Monitoring, evaluation and accountability to beneficiaries across our country portfolio. Ensure that gender equality objectives are incorporated in all program planning and implementation. Manage the delivery of high quality technical support in CARE Turkey's core sectors including Food Security and Livelihoods and WASH. Facilitate reflective practice, learning and knowledge management. Support program design. The REQUIREMENTS include: Master's Degree in Development studies or International Relations. At least 8 years of experience in working in a conflict context managing humanitarian assistance programs. At least 5 years' experience in managing program quality functions. Experience in establishing M&E and accountability systems in a remote programming context. At least 5 years extensive experience conducting gender analysis and implementation of gender sensitive approaches. At least 5 years' experience in developing a strong team in a complex environment. Technical skills in monitoring, accountability and program design. Technical skills in gender equality programming. Desire candidates with Arabic speaking skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 566. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
****************************** *SAFETY AND SECURITY MANAGER GAZIANTEP, TURKEY
CARE is seeking a talented Safety and Security Manager (Turkey) who is responsible for maintaining oversight of operational safety and security issues and implementing CARE safety protocols and procedures across CARE's field and program locations as they relate to CARE'S Syrian emergency response. This position is based in Turkey, with a significant period of time spent visiting field locations and providing support to other members of CARE's Emergency Response Team. Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. The Safety and Security Manager (Turkey) will coordinate with CARE's Emergency Team to ensure that staff are informed of security and safety issues, mentoring and where necessary building capacity to ensure that staff understand and follow SOPs and local security procedures. The Safety and Security Manager (Turkey) will report non-compliance issues to the Regional Safety and Security Manager and Country Representative. The Safety and Security Manager (Turkey) will be the first responder to security incidents in his/hers operational areas, notifying other staff members, the Regional Safety and Security Manager and Country Representative of security incidents and initiating local contingency plans. Primary Responsibilities: Planning and preparation by monitoring the security environment in operational areas, updating and detailing risk assessment as required. Manage the implementation of SOPs and high levels of oversight for physical security issues at offices and guesthouses. Support in a crisis by being the first responder for any safety and security incident involving CARE staff or assets in their operational areas. Capacity development through training, coaching, and mentoring of CARE staff and Implementation Partners in accordance with implementation agreements and CARE code. Administration and support by briefing all new staff to operational area on local security conditions and protocols. Advise and report by preparing monthly situational report to the Regional Security Manager (RSM). Perform other duties as assigned. PRIMARY SKILLS: Bachelor's Degree in a field related to humanitarian work or security management or equivalent field/ operational experience. 5 years' experience in assisting international organizations in developing countries to manage staff and program safety. 5 years' experience in working in an international organization. 5 years' experience in working in complex and hazardous environments. Competent and literate in English, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated supervisory ability, sound judgment and the ability to work effectively with others at all levels. Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and strategic planning skills. IT literate, MS - Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience in developing security related technical tools guidelines and systems. Interpersonal communication and proven written/ presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions. Demonstrated knowledge of the historical and socio-political context of Middle East. Demonstrable expertise of Humanitarian risk management. Strong demonstrated inter- personal skills in a multi-cultural environment. Ability to make good judgment on staff safety and provide appropriate advice. Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions. Strong ability to analyze and understand complex situations and translate these into specific policy advice. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 565. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
****************************** *SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER FOR RESEARCH AND IMPLEMENTATION IN FAMILY PLANNING WASHINGTON, DC
The Georgetown University Institute for Reproductive Health is seeking a Senior Program Officer for Research and Implementation in Family Planning in Washington, DC. The Georgetown University Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) is dedicated to improving the sexual and reproductive health of women, men and youth through a research-to-practice agenda. Our emphasis is on increasing access to and use of family planning, increasing fertility awareness through life-stage appropriate interventions, expanding access to fertility awareness-based family planning methods in an informed choice context, and developing scalable interventions to transform gender norms and catalyze the diffusion of social norms that support FP. Cross-cutting themes in the Institute's work include the diffusion of social norms that support sexual and reproductive health, scale up of innovations, and incorporating gender perspectives in reproductive health. In partnership with a wide range of international and local organizations, IRH conducts research, builds capacity, and provides technical assistance to public and private-sector organizations in lower and middle-income countries and the U.S. The Institute is supported by grants from federal agencies and foundations. IRH seeks an experienced researcher with experience in and broad understanding of family planning services and strategies in Africa and South Asia. Expertise in the research-to- practice continuum and strong skills in research design and methodology, both qualitative and quantitative, is required. This person will play a key role in design and conduct of creative, rapid, rigorous research to support the development and testing of innovations to improve the uptake and use of family planning in an informed choice context. S/he will have a proven track record of working with implementation partners (including ministries of health, as well as non-governmental, faith-based, and community organizations) to understand the systems in which interventions will be implemented, develop interventions and approaches to test, identify research opportunities, document intervention fidelity, evaluate intervention effectiveness, feasibility and scalability and interpret and communicate study results to promote utilization. S/he will also have experience managing complex service delivery research planning, budgets, and partner relationships. S/he will have strong skills in evaluation design and methods and a proven track record promoting research utilization. It is expected that this will be a faculty position at Georgetown University. This intellectually challenging position requires a seasoned professional who is able to lead implementation partners and stakeholders to implement interventions, collect useful data in a timely manner and translate results into practice. S/he must listen critically and think and act creatively, collaboratively, strategically and nimbly. The Senior Program Officer for Research and Implementation in Family Planning (SPO/FP) will be responsible for formative research through proof-of-concept testing to evaluation. Responsibilities include developing study protocols, obtaining IRB approvals, developing and managing partnerships, data collection and analysis and dissemination and utilization. The SPO/FP will be an integral part of several IRH teams that are focused on developing and testing reproductive health interventions. The SPO/FP will also play a significant role communicating IRH's initiatives through presentations and representation at meetings and conferences, and participation in/coordination of cross cutting technical working group meetings. S/he will be responsible for mentoring staff and partners and making general contributions towards the accomplishment of IRH's strategic imperatives. The SPO/FP will report to the Research Director and have supervisory responsibilities. International and domestic travel up to 35% may be necessary. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Lead research initiatives and/or provide technical assistance in research design and implementation at all phases of research, intervention, and utilization. Research responsibilities will include: formative research to guide development of interventions to increase fertility awareness and FP use, including fertility awareness based methods; guiding/ coordinating intervention design and implementation; proof-of-concept research to test effectiveness, viability and feasibility of interventions; rigorous testing to determine the effect of the intervention. Develop and manage partnerships with implementing organizations with a clear understanding of context, partner needs, and roles. Contribute to efforts to operationalize and measure complex constructs (e.g. fertility awareness, gender and other social norms, self-efficacy) drawing on state-of-the art work on understanding and measuring social norms and attitudes. Ensure quality of data collection/ analysis by research partners; review data entry procedures, review data sets, guide development of data analysis plans and review/ edit final reports and presentations. Promote dissemination and utilization of IRH research and program results in a number of formats, including donor reports, institutional publications, journal articles, conference presentations, and social media. Supervise and mentor headquarters and field staff. Participate in task forces, alliances and business development initiatives and represent IRH at meetings, working groups and conferences. The ideal candidate will have a successful record developing effective relationships and partnerships and moving research into practice in diverse settings. S/he will have expertise conducting service delivery research to develop and test innovative approaches to improving sexual and reproductive health, and experience creatively applying a wide range of research methods (e.g. exploratory/ diagnostic studies, barrier analysis, participatory rapid appraisal, situation analysis, structured observation, simulated clients, quasi- experimental design, evaluative studies). S/he will have a recognized commitment to empowering individuals and communities to improve their sexual and reproductive health by increasing fertility awareness, ensuring informed choice of a broad range of family planning methods and addressing gender inequality, including positive engagement of men in sexual and reproductive health. QUALIFICATIONS: You are a seasoned implementation researcher with a strong background in family planning. At least 5 years' experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating family planning and sexual/ reproductive health interventions in developing country and other low- resource settings, overseeing operations/ implementation research in sexual and reproductive health, including formative research, proof of concept testing and evaluation research. Demonstrated experience in research-to-practice efforts, especially in applying research results to improve program performance and conversely, in ensuring performance indicators are achieved. Publication record desirable. Expertise in approaches to measure social and behavior change, drawing on recent advances in theory and measurement related to media, social mobilization, and social diffusion. A track record in managing donor/ partner relations and building strong professional relationships and networks. Understanding of family planning/ reproductive health programming. Experience leading design and implementation of interventions, in coordination with partners. You have a clear understanding of: Family planning service delivery systems and strategies in a variety of organizational contexts; Global reproductive health fields including donors, technical assistance organizations and critical issues. You are effective in communicating research results to promote utilization and have: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; including the ability to convey complex concepts in a clear and concise way and to help stakeholders act on the information. Expertise preparing thorough, well-written and concise study protocols/ proposals, research abstracts/ executive summaries and reports and journal articles. A sense of humor; resilience and ability to demonstrate grace under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities. Fluent spoken and written French (FSI 3 or higher) (highly desirable). You are a senior manager and leader, with: Strong leadership skills in areas such as fostering team work, developing and motivating others (including coaching). Proven ability to work effectively in multi-cultural teams and with technical and administrative staff and consultants. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills. High ethical standards and outlook of respect and dignity for all people. Project management skills needed to lead and monitor budgets, concept note development, and work planning. Your education, expertise and professional network includes: Graduate degree (Master's degree required) in public health, social sciences, demography, or a related field. Demonstrated ability to design and implement multi-faceted research initiatives, data collection and analysis skills; and research management, including work planning and budgeting. Proficiency in use of statistical analysis packages for qualitative and/or quantitative research (e.g. SPSS and AtlasTi); expertise in data processing software such as Access and Excel. Familiarity with social and behavior change strategies, including positive male engagement, gender transformative work, social network and diffusion and scale-up theory highly desirable. Familiarity with USAID and the international donor community operations in supporting reproductive health programing. Strong analytical and qualitative expertise; ability to communicate technical information clearly to technical and non-technical colleagues. TO APPLY: Please email resume and cover letter to irhresumes@gmail.com with the subject line "SPO for Research and Implementation." Please specify where you found the job advertisement. No phone calls please. Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.
****************************** *SENIOR HEALTH ECONOMIST ARLINGTON, VA
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 a Senior Health Economist, Bureau for Global Health/ Office of Health Systems, United States Agency for International Development. Background: Meeting the needs of 36 million people living with HIV in the next five years will exceed current donor commitments. To narrow this gap, USAID plans to work with countries, tailoring solutions to each country context through a unique mix of health financing approaches in order to mobilize their domestic resources while ensuring transparency, accountability, and impact. The objective of the Sustainable Financing for HIV/AIDS: Bold Vision Initiative is to deliver an AIDS-free generation with shared financial responsibility with host country governments. PEPFAR is committing $63.5 million in Phase I to support ongoing country led efforts in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia to further mobilize their own resources to help deliver an AIDS-free generation. This commitment could leverage over $1 billion in aggregate over three years. USAID will serve as the lead agency for coordinating and implementing this initiative. This centrally funded Initiative was developed out of collaboration between the Bureau for Global Health's Office of HIV/AIDS, Office of Health Systems, and Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, and the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and the Environment. Tapping into this broad technical expertise, USAID will partner closely with select country stakeholders to support new and ongoing health financing activities that aim to increase domestic resources for the health sector. USAID will coordinate and collaborate across USG Agencies and with multilateral stakeholders in the design and implementation of this initiative. Solutions tailored to individual country contexts will involve health financing approaches encompassing advocacy and analysis, technical efficiency, tax policy and administration, and innovative health financing, including use of the private sector. The Initiative will support PEPFAR key interventions areas to ensure impact and efficiency gains, build sustainability and partnerships, and advance the human rights agenda. The United Stated Government (USG) has made the fight against HIV/AIDS a top priority, not only for humanitarian reasons, but because the HIV/AIDS crisis threatens the prosperity, stability and development of nations around the world. The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a U.S. government global initiative to control the HIV/AIDS pandemic. It is the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease. Over the past decade, the U.S. government has committed more than $52 billion to bilateral HIV/AIDS programs, the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and bilateral tuberculosis programs. To achieve an AIDS-free generation, PEPFAR works closely with a variety of stakeholders including partner countries, multilateral organizations, civil society, people living with and affected by HIV, the faith community, and the public and private sectors. USAID has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of the USG response in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic since inception of its international HIV/AIDS program in 1986. PEPFAR recognizes that donor resources alone cannot meet the needs of the 36 million people that will be living with HIV in 2020. As developing economies grow and begin to more fully realize their economic potential, unlocking domestic financing for HIV becomes a critical element of achieving long-term sustainability of the HIV/AIDS response. Countries are increasingly taking the lead in managing, implementing, and even financing their national HIV responses. As a result, PEPFAR has committed funding to support countries to strengthen their ongoing efforts to increase the use of their own resources to help deliver an AIDS-free generation. The HIV/AIDS Senior Health Economist will be an integral member of the team leading this Initiative. S/he will be assigned to the Bureau for Global Health, Office of Health Systems, and report directly to the Initiative's Technical Lead. S/he will work in close collaboration with team members from the Office of HIV/AIDS, the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, and the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment on all aspects related to the Initiative. S/he will focus on health financing for HIV/AIDS programs and interventions, with key technical emphases on technical efficiency, domestic resource mobilization, cost modeling and cost effectiveness analysis, efficient resource allocation, economic evaluation, and generation of data and information for informed decision-making. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Senior Health Economist will provide key technical and programmatic support to the Bureau for Global Health's Sustainable Financing for HIV/AIDS initiative. Working under the direction of the Initiative's Technical Lead and in close collaboration with team members from the Global Health Bureau (GH), and the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education & Environment (E3), s/he will advance the vision and goals for domestic resource mobilization for HIV& AIDS and long-term, sustainable programming for control of the epidemic. Duties and Responsibilities: The Senior Health Economist will perform the following duties: Perform a leadership role in planning and program development for USAID's Sustainable Financing for HIV/AIDS Initiative. Work collaboratively with GH and E3 colleagues and country stakeholders to strategize, develop scopes of work, operationalize work plans, and monitor and report progress under the Initiative. Monitor USAID's implementing partner's work in the field, including fulfillment of a technical advisory role on select Initiative activities as required. Provide strategic advice and technical assistance, analysis, and design support to other GH offices, USAID Missions and PEPFAR country teams in areas of domestic resource mobilization and sustainable health financing. Liaise with host-country governments and with leading fiscal experts at other bilateral and multilateral donor agencies on issues of domestic resource mobilization. Serve as a technical resource to senior leaders of the Agency, particularly GH, E3 and appropriate regional bureaus (Africa, Asia) on issues at the intersection of DRM and Health. Serve as a source of expertise to advise on wider GH efforts to promote domestic resource mobilization in the health sector. Monitor and raise awareness on the latest research, emerging trends, and innovative activities supporting domestic resource mobilization for health. Mentor team members and other staff on DRM and PFM. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED: The applicant must have: Master's degree or higher in health economics, health finance, or other relevant field. A PhD degree is preferred. Minimum twelve years' experience in health finance and resource mobilization, with the majority of this experience in a developing country context. Minimum five years' experience in advising government, NGO leaders, and/or donor agencies on high stakes critical issues in developing country public health economics. Track record of technical expertise in cost analysis, economic evaluation and capacity building in developing countries, including research design. Demonstrated understanding of and ability to apply accepted tools, techniques and frameworks for health financing, economic evaluation and cost analysis of health and infectious disease interventions. Demonstrated solid familiarity with budgetary reforms, public expenditure management, health sector financing strategies including private sector and innovative financing initiatives. Demonstrated high degree of judgment, maturity, and ingenuity to interpret strategy; to analyze, develop and present work; and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs. Strong leadership skills, with experience leading and facilitating group discussions and activities. Experience working with a wide range of development partners, including multilateral and bilateral donors as well as private foundations and civil society. Demonstrated knowledge of processes (U.S. Government and other) in setting thematic priorities, decision-making mechanisms, and funding channels. Familiarity with global health partnerships and disease-specific initiatives. Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills, including with non-technical audiences. Solid skills in teamwork, multi-stakeholder collaboration and management. 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, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
****************************** *DIRECTOR, BUSINESS OPERATIONS WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Director, Business Operations 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 Business Operations Director contributes to realizing this by: Taking what might be complicated, distant and daunting and making it simple, understandable and workable; Advancing operational character, enabling country office to make decision, make impact and adjust to unforeseen circumstances - built around promoting local solutions and driven by data; Finding ways to fulfill our intent for openness, transparency and accessibility of knowledge and information, rather than control, restriction and containment; Ensuring cross organizational collaboration, shared success and joint action. Position Purpose: The Director of Business Operations reports to the Chief Global Programs Officer, is a member of the Management Council and leads the organization in setting, streamlining and realizing business processes and workflow improvements. The successful candidate is a thinker and doer with outstanding communications skills and proven experience in global business operations. The Director will work closely with Pact's Planning, Accountability and Learning department, Management Council, Country Directors and senior leadership to promote standardization, efficiency and effectiveness, enhanced compliance, mutual sharing of best practices and lessons learned and capacity building of operational leaders and teams. Key Responsibilities: Business Process Improvement: Provide direction, guidance and overall leadership and support to all program teams, country offices and portfolio teams on business operations in service of delivering on our promise to deliver on time, on budget and meeting stated objectives. Build and mainstream processes and support mechanisms that enable synergy, efficiency, continuity and effectiveness in our programs. Apply rigor and creativity in the development, application and maintenance of organizational standard operating procedures. Measure our ability to meet our goals by establishing and tracking objectively verifiable metrics. Forge smart and productive partnerships that promote a shared sense of purpose and mission. Build and conduct, in collaboration with relevant departments, orientation, ongoing skill building and guidance on best in class business processes to ensure staff excellence, compliance and accountability. Ensure our programs are supported to design, build and implement the most effective, quality and impactful programs imaginable. Monitor industry trends, network with Business Operations professionals in the non-profit sector and share literature, best practice, and innovative ideas for maximizing operational effectiveness. 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. Integrate and translate the efforts of other support/ enabling units. Establish, manage and regularly report on operational objectives, key performance indicators, and standardize business processes and metrics across Pact's global operations. Utilize economic, financial, and organizational data to build business cases for major initiatives. Lead complex high-impact negotiations involving significant business risks. Other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in related field and at least ten (10) years of relevant experience (or equivalent). Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in business administration or international relations. Experience and/or certification in business operations and project management best practices (i.e. PMP). Experience in complex non-profit international development organization with demonstrated ability in business operations, administration, visioning, planning, and effective execution. Proven ability to multi-task and manage around changing priorities. Strong written and verbal communications skills. Demonstrated initiative and creativity when solving problems and managing conflict. Demonstrated strong analytical skills with ability to quickly interpret and organize data and information. Experience managing teams of culturally diverse employees in a global environment and working effectively at all levels of the organization. Strong understanding of budgets. Extensive knowledge of various donor regulations and expectations. High level competence using common desktop applications and internal data systems. Curiosity, drive, discernment, humility, passion of purpose. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0009. 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.
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY, KENYA INTEGRATED WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE PROGRAM NAIROBI, KENYA
Pact seeks a Chief of Party for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Kenya Integrated WASH program. The goal of this program is to achieve at-scale adoption of sustainable models of WASH service delivery for a healthy, productive and resilient Kenya. This position is contingent upon award. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Kenya Country Director, the KIWASH Chief of Party is responsible for leading an anticipated Kenya Integrated Water Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) program, focused on strengthening governance for resilient and sustainable management of WASH services and water resources and institutionalizing catalytic models of sustainable service delivery. The program consists of five components: 1.) Scaled-up market-based WASH service delivery models; 2.) Increased access to sustainable financing/ credit for WASH services; 3.) Improved access to integrated WASH and nutrition services; 4.) Increased environmental sustainability of WASH services; and 5.) Strengthened WASH services and water resources institutions. The COP will be responsible for overall management, leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID implementation issues. Key Responsibilities: Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Oversee planning, quality assurance and supervision of program monitoring, evaluating, and reporting, ensuring rapid roll-out and supervision of activities. Coordinate with appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of project planning, monitoring, and implementation. Ensure compliance with and implementation of all donor-related, Pact, and project specific policies. Negotiate Pact annual budgets and revisions to the scope of work as required. Effectively work with other consortium members to assure a coordinated and timely execution of workplans. Provide oversight of financial management and procurement, including delivery, management, and monitoring of subgrants. Basic REQUIREMENTS: At least 10 years of senior-level management experience of projects and programs in WASH or integrated health, with at least 3 years of experience in a senior-management position for a USAID-funded project. Previous COP experience preferred. Demonstrated experience with similarly complex projects involving coordination with multiple programs and partner institutions. Strong preference for experience in East Africa. Applicants should have experience with one or more of the following: 1.) market-based WASH service delivery models; 2.) Sustainable financing/ credit for WASH services; 3.) Integrated WASH and nutrition services; 4.) Environmental sustainability of WASH services; and 5.) Water resources institutions. Demonstrated experience with coordination and project planning, including establishing systems during program start-up and overseeing and close out. Good understanding of USAID procurement processes, procedures and grants management. Demonstrated experience in coordination and collaboration with a broad set of stakeholders, including the private sector, government, local and international NGOs. Commitment to local capacity building and the ability to engage local stakeholders in project design and implementation. Excellent English written and oral communications skills. Education and Experience Requirements: University degree required; Master's Degree preferred, in Public Health, Sustainable Development, Water Resources, Environmental Sustainability, or related degree. At least 10 years of senior- level management experience of projects and programs in WASH or integrated health, with at least 3 years of experience in a senior-management position for a USG-funded project. Previous COP experience preferred. Experience implementing development programs, preferably in East Africa. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0138. 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.
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY / PROJECT DIRECTOR ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR
Pact is seeking a Project Director/ Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated biodiversity and natural resource management program in Madagascar. Pact seeks a candidate with strong community development experience and expertise to lead a multi-disciplinary team of partners in delivering an integrated program that supports improved environmental governance, private sector engagement, reduced deforestation, protection/ conservation of biodiverse areas and community livelihoods. Reporting to the Madagascar Country Director, the Project Director/COP will be responsible for meeting the project's technical objectives, managing financial resources, managing program staff, managing partnering agreements, maintaining good working relationships with host government officials and local partners, managing donor reporting and ensuring a high-quality delivery of services. Key Responsibilities: The Project Director/COP will: Provide technical leadership and oversight of program activities. Manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports. Supervise field office activities including hiring and management of field staff, subcontractors and consultants, detailed workplan development, technical training and mentoring of staff as required, and other standard implementation activities. Oversee financial management and procurement. Planning, quality assurance and supervision of program monitoring, evaluating, and reporting. Oversee delivery, management, and monitoring of sub-grants. Serve as Pact liaison to the donor, partners and the Government of Madagascar. Coordinate with appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of project planning, monitoring, and implementation. Ensure compliance with HQ and donor requirements, policies and regulations. Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree or higher in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Policy or related field. A proven and successful track record that features at least 10 years of relevant technical experience and 5 years of relevant management experience. Expertise in community engagement approaches, with significant experience in building community capacity on issues related to land tenure, water, forestry, wildlife conservation, alternative livelihoods or other NRM related disciplines. Demonstrated ability to manage an interdisciplinary team of organizations and/or individuals to achieve integrated results. Demonstrated experience delivering programs to tight deadlines. Demonstrated ability for rapid analysis of very complex issues, strong decision-making, and translation of programmatic learning and priorities into operational strategies. Experience managing large donor-funded programs with multiple implementation sites, multiple partners and diverse beneficiaries. In depth knowledge of USAID regulations, systems and procedures. Diplomacy and negotiation skills that demonstrate ability to collaborate and coordinate with a range of stakeholders and complex priorities. Very strong computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Fluent English and French language skills, both written and spoken. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in challenging and complex environments, with experience in Madagascar strongly preferred. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0146. 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.
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY, TEAM LEADER, CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENING KATHMANDU, NEPAL
Pact is seeking a Chief of Party (COP), Team Leader, Civil Society Strengthening in Kathmandu. 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 Nepal team, 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: Pact is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming USAID-funded civil society strengthening project in Nepal. The COP will be responsible for the technical leadership and administrative oversight of the project and will act as the primary liaison to the donor, the local government, and other project stakeholders. The COP will report to the Pact Nepal Country Director. This position is contingent upon award of funds. Key Responsibilities: Responsible for the overall technical direction of the project and management of project activities, providing direction and support to project team. Provide technical leadership to ensure high quality programming to achieve project results. Serve as Pact's liaison to donors, the government, and partners. Oversee project planning (i.e. development of work plans and operating budget) and reporting (i.e. review and approve periodic budgets and reports). Manage project budget to meet expected results, ensuring cost-effective use of Pact and donor resources. Provide administrative and program support for management of grantees, including identification and administration of sub-grants to local NGOs. Ensure that Pact provides high quality technical assistance to local partners; conduct regular monitoring and mentoring visits to local partners. Ensure that donor and Pact reporting requirements on program impact are met. Oversee project staff in helping partners/ grantees establish reporting and tracking systems to provide key information in an efficient and timely manner. Oversee and monitor quality of organizational capacity development to local organizations, using customized capacity building tools and approaches to ensure measurable impact. Ensure close coordination with other relevant initiatives in country. Represent Pact at conferences, working groups, and meetings to support Pact's thought leadership in civil society strengthening in Nepal and the region. Provide regular written/ oral program progress updates as requested. Perform other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of seven years of professional experience managing civil society strengthening programs, including managing grants and contracts to partner organizations in South Asia. Demonstrated ability to work with civil society partners in implementing complex programs. Proven experience managing and implementing civil society programs in countries with limited political space. Master's degree or higher in a relevant field, such as international development, political science, law, or management. Fluency in English. Preferred Qualifications: Experience managing civil society programs in Nepal strongly preferred. Knowledge of the political and social context in Nepal. Experience in capacity development of civil society organizations, including technical, organizational, and financial capacity development. Experience managing bilaterally funded grants and contracts. Experience supporting civil society at various levels to carry out effective policy advocacy initiatives. Experience in overseeing monitoring and evaluation of development projects. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0007. 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.
****************************** *LIVELIHOODS DIRECTOR WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Livelihoods Director in Washington, DC. Department Overview: 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 Program Advancement Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Feeding, integrating and replicating Pact's technical expertise across the organization; Setting standards for quality programming; Representing and marketing Pact's technical competencies externally; Supporting new business development and program design; Planning and overseeing the implementation of core competency capacity building investments in Pact's global program teams; Contributing to the organization's ability to think and act strategically at all times; Working collaboratively on cross-cutting technical issues. Position Purpose: Reporting in the short term to the Chief of Global Programs, EVP, the Livelihoods Director is responsible for providing leadership for Pact's global Livelihoods portfolio within an integrated development approach. The Livelihoods Director liaises with other international organizations on Livelihoods issues, represents the organization in relevant forums, keeps abreast of new developments in the sector and takes an active role in the management of Pact's knowledge and learning. S/he provides key input into existing and proposed Pact projects in Livelihoods related work and coordinates a global "community of practice" made up of professionals from within and outside Pact to help advance the state of Livelihoods at Pact. S/he an active member of the Program Advancement Team, which advises the head of Program Advancement on a range of issues as well as progresses Pact's technical expertise. Key Responsibilities: Provide Technical and strategic Leadership for Pact's work in Livelihoods including financial inclusion, village savings and loans, gender, digital finance, food security, household economic strengthening, and youth. Play a representational role for Pact in relevant fora and working with field offices to increase their representation in global, regional, and local events. Facilitate a dynamic community of practice of Pact staff worldwide that serves to ensure continuous learning across Pact. Continue to strengthen and revise Pact's strategy, standards and policies, focusing on quality and standards. Serve as behavioral role model for Pact. Drive department-wide initiatives and set strategic vision for department. Ability to mentor others and model successful management techniques and approaches. Coordinate efforts to identify and document Pact's best practices. Provide technical assistance to field offices so that they better understand and are better able to meet industry standards and expectations of donors and keep Pact's promise. Ensure proposals submitted by Pact involving Livelihoods work are technically sound and capitalize upon learning from other parts of Pact and the wider world. Support Country offices and during project start-up phase by helping to develop work plans, and solicitations; share tools and materials from other similar projects within and outside of Pact; recruit, orient and train new program staff; help the field offices to implement initial project activities. Provide, recommend, or arrange technical assistance upon request, drawing upon Pact's global resource base as well as external consultants. Work closely with other Technical Directors to ensure integration across sectors and core competencies. Travel 25-30% to support country programs and overall tasks directly. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Minimum education requirement: Master's degree in relevant discipline. At least 10 years of experience working on Livelihoods related projects in a variety of settings. At least 5 years of experience managing international development projects. Documented success in raising project funding. Experience in effective design of Livelihoods programs. Deep knowledge and understanding of major donor's policies, procedures, or regulations for program implementation. Established interpersonal and professional relationships with colleagues in Washington and across the industry within donor agencies, peer organizations and local organization. Demonstrated skills in team management and leadership. Demonstrated facilitation and program development skills. Ability to travel frequently, sometimes at short notice. Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and database skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in relevant discipline preferred. Proficiency in at least one other language. Publication of relevant journal articles, book chapters, or technical reports. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0144. 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.
****************************** *PROPOSAL, STEWARDSHIP AND INFORMATION, DEPUTY DIRECTOR ATLANTA, GA
CARE is seeking an experienced Proposal, Stewardship and Information (PSI) Deputy Director who, as a member of the PSI leadership team, is a key contributor to the development and implementation of proposal, reporting and information strategies that directly support individual, corporate and foundation teams in securing and stewarding a total grant portfolio of +$200M in restricted and unrestricted private donor grants. Expected Travel: up to 10%; Language Requirement: English, Spanish, French (preferred); Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. Managing a team of two writers, the Deputy Director is responsible for: Ensuring the timely and accurate production of donor proposals, reports and communications products; Writing compelling reports, proposals, human interest stories and communications that generate public interest and increase private donor funding; and Strategizing and managing mechanisms for helping meet the program information needs of all private support fundraising channels (including Online and Direct Response), Brand & Communications and Social Media. QUALIFICATIONS (Know-How): Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, International Relations or technical specialty (e.g., Public Health). 5-7 years of managerial experience in a fast- paced, deadline-driven environment. Minimum 5 years grants/ proposal writing experience. In-depth technical knowledge of both communications strategies and CARE's relief and development programming. Expert human relation skills to build cross-divisional relationships. Demonstrated ability to assist CARE staff, both domestic and international, in strategic proposal and report development. Demonstrated expertise in writing, editing and communications technical knowledge. Broad knowledge of online research resources. Strong familiarity with budgeting and financial reporting. Excellent project management and people management skills; and Fundraising experience or strong understanding of fundraising principles. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 570. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
****************************** *CONSULTATION COMORES
L'objectif global de la consultation est de: Explorer la faisabilité de la création d'un fonds fiduciaire de conservation de la biodiversité aux Comores (FFBC) comprenant un " sous fonds " PMM (Parc Marin de Mohéli), et; Recommander une stratégie pour sa mise en œuvre. Cet objectif global sera décliné sur l'ensemble des composantes à analyser par le bureau d'étude ou le groupe de consultants, à savoir: Statut juridique et fiscal; Champ d'application du Fonds (Conservation, Développement durable Recherche,...); Gouvernance du Fonds; Administration, structure d'exécution; Financement; Gestion Financière; Programme de subvention. Les bureaux d'études ou groupes de consultants spécialisés dans ce domaine et intéressés par cet appel d'offres sont priés de bien vouloir envoyer leur offres en hors taxes à l'adresse suivante: Bureau du Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD), Maison des Nations Unies à Hamramba, B.P 648 - Moroni - Comores, Téléphone : +269-773.15.58 Fax : +269-773.15.77. Ou par courrier électronique à: achats.km@undp.org. Au plus tard vendredi 06/02/2015 à 12h00, heure des Comores, GMT+3. Vacancy no: 20288
****************************** *STTA IDP PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT IRAQ
MSI is seeking a Consultant who is responsible for providing training and technical assistance to IDP situation managers from four Iraqi Governors' Offices. This assistance will be a cross-functional mix of strategic planning, participatory planning, and stakeholder outreach all through the lenses of disaster/IDP management. This is a Baghdad-based Short Term Technical Assistance (STTA) assignment of up to 20 working days. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in International Development, Public Administration, Urban Planning, or other relevant field. At least 7 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in a related professional, technical position. Additional relevant training or professional certifications in emergency management, disaster management, and community development will be viewed favorably. Field experience working with government officials in Iraq or the MENA region overall. Extensive knowledge of the history and context of IDPs and refugees in the MENA region, including on-the-ground approaches adopted by donors and host governments in other cases in the region. Prior experience with donor assistance projects is highly desirable. Excellent communication skills (written and oral presentation) in both Arabic and English are required. Well-versed in all facets of the Microsoft Office suite of software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 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.
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY, HICD 2020 TIBILSI, GEORGIA
MSI is seeking a Chief of Party who will oversee an upcoming 5 year USAID funded project focused on Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD). The COP will be based in Tibilsi and will implement a program aimed at improving the human and institutional capacity of public, private and non-governmental institutions supported by USAID in Georgia. The Chief of Party will be responsible for the overall management and supervision of the project, including the implementation of approved HICD initiatives, conducting targeted performance enhancement activities, fiscal integrity, quality and timing of deliverables and coordination with USAID and project stakeholders. The COP will be responsible for the quality, cost and timeliness of the work performed under Task Order. He/she will be the point-person for the program, engaging with various stakeholders including USAID personnel and government representatives to solicit feedback on the services provided. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's or PhD degree in international development, or relevant fields. Minimum 10 years' experience working in complex, integrated development projects focusing on organizational development or capacity building in developing or transition countries. Knowledge of USAID project cycle, agency policies, regulations and M&E and reporting required. Demonstrated experience in managing multiple components simultaneously, including international personnel, host country government relations, client satisfaction. Advanced management, communication, writing and interpersonal skills. Experiences in HICD model desirable, CPT or HPI certification are strongly preferred. Certification in the field of organizational development from recognized institutions is desirable. Fluency in English required. Proficiency in Georgian or Russian preferred. 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.
****************************** *HICD SPECIALIST GEORGIA
MSI is seeking an HICD Specialist who will oversee the implementation of an upcoming 5 year USAID funded human and institutional capacity development (HICD) program in Georgia. The position will be based in Tibilsi and will provide support to the improvement of human and institutional capacity of public, private and non- governmental institutions supported by USAID in Georgia. The HICD Specialist will provide expert technical guidance on all aspects of HICD to stakeholders, including performance assessments, performance solutions design, performance monitoring, and management system design. He/she will assist clients to build leadership, perform strategic planning, conduct information analysis, develop process improvements, perform facilitation functions, conduct surveys, and improve organization performance. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in economics, international development, or related field. Designated as Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) and/or Human Performance Improvement (HPI), or in the process of completing one or both of these certifications. Minimum 5 years' experience implementing HICD, organizational development, change management, local capacity building on development projects in developing or transition countries. Experience working in one or more of the following sectors: agriculture, agribusiness, civil society/ media, clean energy, education, government, healthcare, manufacturing, services, transportation, tourism, water resources. Knowledge of USAID project cycle, agency policies, regulations reporting requirements for financial management and procurement. Fluency in English required. Proficiency in Georgian or Russian preferred. 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.
****************************** *M&E SPECIALIST GEORGIA
MSI is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) specialist who will be based in Tibilsi and will oversee the performance and impact of an upcoming USAID funded Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) program. The position is open for both long-term (5 years) and short-term M&E specialists who will support the program's aim: to improve the human and institutional capacity of public, private and non-governmental institutions supported by USAID in Georgia. The M&E specialist will be responsible for monitoring the program objectives through quantitative and qualitative research tools. Moreover, he/she will also support the M&E capacity building effort of various stakeholders by providing training, and participate in HICD assessments. The M&E specialist will help develop the M&E plan with indicators that accurately and reliably capture program objectives, outcome and impact. He/she will be responsible for overseeing data collection, providing data management to ensure it meets all USAID and industry requirements. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in economics, international development or related field. Minimum 5 years' experience conducting monitoring and evaluation of development projects in developing or transition countries. Experience working in one or more of the following sectors: agriculture, agribusiness, civil society/ media, clean energy, education, government, healthcare, manufacturing, services, transportation, tourism, water resources. Knowledge of the USAID project cycle, agency policies, regulations reporting requirements for financial management and procurement. Knowledge of applicable data collection tools and surveys (SPSS, STATA). Fluency in English required. Proficiency in Georgian or Russian preferred. 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.
****************************** *DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY GEORGIA
MSI is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party. Please note: Only Georgia citizens are eligible for this position. In addition to the COP, the Contractor will hire a DCOP on a full-time basis during the five years of the program. The DCOP will be based in Tbilisi. Responsibilities: Assist the COP in overseeing all components of the Task Order including the implementation of approved HICD initiatives and Targets of Opportunity, provision of participant processing services, fiscal integrity, quality and timing of deliverables, and coordination with USAID and project stakeholders. Assist the COP in all reporting requirements. Serve as Acting COP during absence of the COP. (If applicable) Manage agreements with sub-grantees/ subcontractors. QUALIFICATIONS: Management experience (at least 5 years required) gained in complex, integrated development projects focusing on organizational development/ capacity building in developing or transition countries. Preference will be given to the breadth and diversity of experience with evidence of achieving measureable results. The experience of using the HICD model in the past is desirable. Demonstrated ability to manage for success in multi-component projects with multifunctional teams and international consultants. Knowledge of USAID project cycle, agency policies, regulations, and M&E and reporting requirements. Advanced staff and financial management experience. Advanced communication, writing, and interpersonal skills. Education: Master's degree in a relevant field is desirable. Language capabilities: Fluency in English and Georgian required. 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.
****************************** MANAGEMENT SCIENCES FOR HEALTH
Management Sciences for Health has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply please go online to www.msh.org/careers/index.cfm
*SENIOR PROCUREMENT ANALYST MEDFORD, MA
Under the overall direction of the Director of International Procurement, the MSH Senior Procurement Analyst is responsible for supporting procurement activities in assigned countries with the purchasing of goods and commercial services in accordance with donor regulations and MSH policies through competitive solicitations and for the purchasing of goods and commercial services not delegated to the assigned countries. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree. 3-5 years of experience. Very detail oriented. Good organizational skills; ability to work under pressure and juggle multiple priorities. Ability to work independently. Experience in administration of complicated processes. Vacancy no: 13-7986
*PROCUREMENT ANALYST MEDFORD, MA
The MSH Procurement Analyst is responsible for supporting procurement activities in accordance with donor regulations and MSH policies through competitive solicitations and for the support purchasing of goods and commercial services not delegated to MSH country offices. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree. 2-4 years of experience. Very detail oriented. Good organizational skills; ability to work under pressure and juggle multiple priorities. Experience in administration of complicated processes. Good writing and communications skills and ability to work with people at all levels. Vacancy no: 13- 7985
*PROJECT ASSOCIATE, SIAPS ARLINGTON, VA
The Project Associate for the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services project in the Center for Pharmaceutical Management is responsible for ensuring the smooth administration of technical efforts and field activities by coordinating program information and providing logistical support for specific technical activities. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience. Strong administrative, organizational, and written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated intermediate to advance computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, with the ability to learn new software packages. Vacancy no: 13-7957
****************************** *TEAM LEADER, STRATEGIC RESPONSE & GLOBAL EMERGENCIES WASHINGTON, DC
Mercy Corps has posted an opening for an SRGE Team Leader who will follow-up on key areas of MC's emergency/ humanitarian aid training and capacity building program in response to our agency-wide emergency response strategy and serve as a standing member of the SRGE team capable of deployment to field sites for emergency program management and support. REQUIRES: 7+ years' field-based emergency and development experience in managing complex environments. Demonstrated skills in applicable emergency and livelihood-based assessment tools. Ability to lead teams, handle negotiations and facilitate planning processes, including delicate transitions. Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines and in sparse working environments. Successful track-record in program design & proposal development in a wide variety of sectors & geographic locations. For more information and to apply please go online to www.mercycorps.org/jobs. Vacancy no: 219474-927
****************************** 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.
*HEAD SUB-REGIONAL OFFICE KINGSTON
A Head Sub-Regional Office (P-5) is sought in Kingston. The Head of the sub-regional office serves as the advocate for the region and guides the development of a strategy for the effective implementation of UNEP programmes and projects in the sub-region, in cooperation with governments and operational partners in the sub-region. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in Environmental Studies, Economics, Law, Social Sciences, Political Science or related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and experience in a relevant field. At least 10 years of progressively responsible work in a field associated with this post, including five years at the international level, including relevant work experience in the region, and extensive experience in research, evaluation and policy development. Closing date: 3/17/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM-UNEP-36460-R-KINGSTON (R)
*CHIEF, BUILDINGS AND ENGINEERING SECTION GENEVA
A Chief, Buildings and Engineering Section (P-5) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Provides policy guidance to the Chief of Service and Division, on conceptual strategy development and management of the implementation of overall strategies and intra and interdivisional/ departmental policies and procedures. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in engineering, architecture or other related area. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in management of large facilities, including maintenance of technical installations, construction projects, space planning and management of utilities required. Experience with management of large teams is required. Relevant work experience acquired in an international organization would be an asset. Closing date: 3/17/15. Vacancy no: 15-ENG- UNOG-39228-R-GENEVA (R)
*COORDINATOR, PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT BUNIA
A Coordinator, Programme Management (P-3) is sought in Bunia. Duties: Prepare regular financial and narrative reports and result oriented progress reports to UN-HABITAT Chief Technical Advisor based in Goma. Prepare overall prioritized annual work plans and monitor the timely implementation. Regular liaison with donor community and conduct specific fund raising in close collaboration with UN-Habitat Chief Technical Advisor based in Goma. REQUIRES: Master's degree in Land, housing, urban planning, engineering, environmental management or other relevant field to the respective programme. At least five years of field-based experience in programme/ project planning and implementation on land and natural resources, preferably with international organizations. A minimum of three years of experience in post conflict settings and good understanding of Human security is desirable. Closing date: 3/17/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM-UNHABITAT-38963-R-BUNIA (E)
*SENIOR EVALUATION OFFICER NAIROBI
A Senior Evaluation Officer (P-5) is sought in Nairobi. Duties: Keep emerging issues in UNEP (both environmental, political and managerial/ operational) under review and make substantive analytical contributions to evaluation planning based on the former and on organizational priorities, mandates and previous evaluation findings. Monitor the performance of the Evaluation Office against key performance indicators and report these to the Director, Evaluation Office. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in Natural Resources, Environmental Studies/ Sciences, Development Planning or related technical field is required. A minimum of ten years of experience in evaluation and programme management is required, some of which should be at the international level. Experience in the evaluation and analysis of projects, programmes and policies with specific focus in the area of environment and development. Closing date: 3/14/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM-UNEP-38258-R-NAIROBI (R)
*HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER GENEVA
A Humanitarian Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Serves as a senior policy officer; advises on overall policy and operational direction on specific issues related to cluster and inter- cluster coordination; and, more specifically provides the Secretariat function for the Global Cluster Coordinators Group. Prepares GCCG meetings, and undertakes a number of global and field-level cluster and inter-cluster related activities, including guidance development and training, designed to enhance the functioning of the cluster system. 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. Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/ emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required; at least four (4) years of that experience must be at the international level. Field experience in emergency situations (e.g. complex emergency, natural disaster etc.) is required. Experience in coordinating global and field-level cluster and inter-cluster related activities is desirable. Relevant experience in the UN common system and OCHA is desirable. Closing date: 3/14/15. Vacancy no: 15-HRA-OCHA-39569-R-GENEVA (X)
****************************** INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs.
*TEMPORARY TERM CONTRACTUAL - SUPPORT CRF WASHINGTON, DC
The objective of the consultancy is to support the work stream related to the IDB's Corporate Results Framework (CRF), which includes reporting on the 2012-2015 CRF, improving business processes associated with the CRF, and preparing the 2016-2019 CRF update. REQUIRES: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, preferably two years of relevant professional experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Languages: English and Spanish. Areas of Expertise: Knowledge of the fields of international development and results measurement; prior experience working with the IDB or a similar institution. Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, ability to work independently and as part of a team, proficiency in Microsoft Office. Vacancy no: 1500000202
*INE/INE - DEFINED TERM CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank is seeking a Consultant who will perform a range of functions and activities in support of the operational and corporate responsibilities of Infrastructure and Environment Sector's front office. REQUIRES: Master´s degree or equivalent and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in engineering, economics, public administration or other related field. At least 6 years of experience in the infrastructure sector, preferably at the international level. Able to conceptualize, prepare and participate in the approval of projects and programs (loans and technical cooperation projects), as well as monitor and evaluate their implementation. Knowledge of the IDB's project cycle is a plus. Languages: Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and Spanish, including the ability to develop both persuasive and informative material for a variety of internal and external purposes. Working knowledge of Portuguese is desirable. Vacancy no: 1500000085
****************************** *DIRECTOR, ONRI AFRICA
The African Development Bank has posted an opening for a Director, ONRI (EL-5). Duties: Develop programs and policies aimed at fulfilling the mandate given to the Bank by the African Union in the execution of the NEPAD program; Work closely with sector departments to successfully mainstream regional integration and trade into their operations in line with the Bank's 10-year strategy. REQUIRES: A minimum of a Master's degree in business administration, finance, economics, management, engineering or other relevant fields. A minimum of 10 years of extensive and progressive experience in infrastructure development in an international organization, with preferably 5 years of experience at a managerial level. A solid knowledge and good grasp of socio-economic and development issues in Africa. Demonstrated superior leadership qualities, technical excellence and an established operational track record of excellence in achieving results. TO APPLY: Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: recruit@afdb.org) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF), available from the Bank's web site, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Closing date: 2/13/15. Vacancy no: ADB/15/010
****************************** 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 ECONOMIST / POLICY ANALYST, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY PARIS
The Science and Technology Policy Division is looking for a Junior Economist/ Policy Analyst to undertake quantitative work on impact analysis of innovation policy, using micro-data. The focus of the work will be to analyse the impact of public research on innovation. This will notably involve analysing publications and patent data and investigating impacts on innovation. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in economics, or similar field relevant to policy analysis. A strong foundation in conducting econometric work. One to two years' relevant experience, preferably acquired in a national or international administration or research organisation. Previous experience working with publications and patent data would be a distinct advantage as would knowledge of bibliometrics and network analysis. Some experience with structural, microeconomic policy issues, notably related to innovation. Some experience in economic policy issues acquired in a policy-oriented environment would be an advantage. Closing date: 2/12/15. Job Number: 09682.
*POLICY ANALYSTS - TRADE UNION ADVISORY COMMITTEE PARIS
TUAC is looking for Policy Analysts to work on Sustainable Development, Environment, Occupational Health and International Governance matters in the run up to a series of major OECD, G20 and other international events. They will assume responsibilities in the following areas, which mirror key issues at the OECD level: Climate Change; Sustainable development; Occupational Health and Safety; G20 related subjects including growth, employment and development plans; OECD Ministerial Council Meeting and Forum; OECD Development Centre work on inclusive growth. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree or equivalent qualification in economics, development or a related discipline or relevant workplace trade union experience. Two to five years' experience working in or closely with the trade union movement, preferably in an international setting. Experience in fundraising and organising international meetings. Closing date: 2/12/15. Job Number: 09683.
****************************** *DIRECTOR, RESULTS AND MEASUREMENT WASHINGTON, DC (OR HOME COUNTRY WITH A PACT OFFICE)
Pact is seeking a Director or Deputy Director for Results and Measurement who provides overall leadership in monitoring, evaluation, results and learning (MERL) to Pact programs in countries worldwide. The position provides direct support to 6-8 countries teams for new business development, program start-up, quality assessment and improvement of on-going monitoring and all evaluations. The Director or Deputy Director for Results and Measurement will coordinate closely with the Program Advancement (PA) Directors and will support improved quality for all Pact programs. The position also supervises 3 senior level staff positions. Location: This person can work from Pact's office in Washington, DC or in another country where Pact has an office. Key Responsibilities: Supervise three senior technical advisors to provide technical support, new business development support and overarching measurement support to the organization. Provide technical support to the opportunity development team and country offices in the design of programs including drafting logical frameworks, articulating theories of change and representing how the program will attain and measure its achievements. Provide technical support to the opportunity development team and country office teams in the design of M&E plans for proposals that use quality indicators and set ambitious but realistic targets. Provide start-up support to new projects, specifically to support the development of a PMP/M&E plan within the first 60 days of a program. Provide leadership for in-country training and mentoring support to offices to review their overall M&E plans, their outcome measures, their data management strategy, data quality audits and how they are using their data for decision making. Provide technical assistance to country offices in the design of evaluations including developing terms of reference, designing tools, providing sampling guidance, data analysis guidance, assistance on how to manage and prepare for evaluations. Problem-solve with country offices how to overcome measurement and reporting challenges to ensure quality outputs. Manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and foresee problems and complications and take action to resolve and mitigate them before they occur. Write complex documents such as M&E frameworks, literature reviews and evaluations in a timely manner with a high degree of quality. Lead the PA team to develop data/ evidence packages for specific programs, countries, regions, and/or technical area for use in communication materials. Lead the PA team to conduct costing analyses of health/ governance/ NRM programs, specific interventions, costs per beneficiary, etc. Assist Pact to roll out the use of innovative technologies such as GIS, mobile phones for data collection, central measurement systems and techniques for visualizing data to improve monitoring and evaluation practice throughout the organization. Conduct technical training in measurement to improve the capacity of MERL staff at the country office level to design, analyze, aggregate and use data for decision making. Form strategic relationships with individuals and agencies within the field of strategic information and understand the current trends in the field. Support Pact's strategic objectives to promote and influence the development field by making presentation at conferences and acting as a thought leader in the field. Travel 25-30% to support country programs and overall measurement tasks directly. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of a Master's Degree in a Related Field. A leader with vision to guide a team to transformative impact measurements, a problem solving approach, an interest in rigorous measurement who can think programmatically and develop solutions to complex issues. Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators and conducting program evaluations utilizing mixed methods. Excellent multi-tasker, able to deliver on several complex projects simultaneously. Proficiency in SPSS, Excel, Word, and other MS Office software. Proficient with technology applications relevant to Results and Measurement (mobile technology, central measurement systems). Preferred Qualifications: 12 years of experience managing data intensive programs and designing M&E systems. 5+ years of development experience in an overseas setting, preferably sub-Saharan Africa. Background in health or livelihoods. Fluency in French. Experience with evaluation using quasi experimental design. Strong methods experience including sampling design, research methods design and quantitative data analysis and GIS. Experience in beneficiary feedback, participatory M&E, social return on investment analysis, etc. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0143. 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.
****************************** *LIVELIHOODS DIRECTOR WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Livelihoods Director in Washington, DC. Department Overview: 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 Program Advancement Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Feeding, integrating and replicating Pact's technical expertise across the organization; Setting standards for quality programming; Representing and marketing Pact's technical competencies externally; Supporting new business development and program design; Planning and overseeing the implementation of core competency capacity building investments in Pact's global program teams; Contributing to the organization's ability to think and act strategically at all times; Working collaboratively on cross-cutting technical issues. Position Purpose: Reporting in the short term to the Chief of Global Programs, EVP, the Livelihoods Director is responsible for providing leadership for Pact's global Livelihoods portfolio within an integrated development approach. The Livelihoods Director liaises with other international organizations on Livelihoods issues, represents the organization in relevant forums, keeps abreast of new developments in the sector and takes an active role in the management of Pact's knowledge and learning. S/he provides key input into existing and proposed Pact projects in Livelihoods related work and coordinates a global "community of practice" made up of professionals from within and outside Pact to help advance the state of Livelihoods at Pact. S/he an active member of the Program Advancement Team, which advises the head of Program Advancement on a range of issues as well as progresses Pact's technical expertise. Key Responsibilities: Provide Technical and strategic Leadership for Pact's work in Livelihoods including financial inclusion, village savings and loans, gender, digital finance, food security, household economic strengthening, and youth. Play a representational role for Pact in relevant fora and working with field offices to increase their representation in global, regional, and local events. Facilitate a dynamic community of practice of Pact staff worldwide that serves to ensure continuous learning across Pact. Continue to strengthen and revise Pact's strategy, standards and policies, focusing on quality and standards. Serve as behavioral role model for Pact. Drive department-wide initiatives and set strategic vision for department. Ability to mentor others and model successful management techniques and approaches. Coordinate efforts to identify and document Pact's best practices. Provide technical assistance to field offices so that they better understand and are better able to meet industry standards and expectations of donors and keep Pact's promise. Ensure proposals submitted by Pact involving Livelihoods work are technically sound and capitalize upon learning from other parts of Pact and the wider world. Support Country offices and during project start-up phase by helping to develop work plans, and solicitations; share tools and materials from other similar projects within and outside of Pact; recruit, orient and train new program staff; help the field offices to implement initial project activities. Provide, recommend, or arrange technical assistance upon request, drawing upon Pact's global resource base as well as external consultants. Work closely with other Technical Directors to ensure integration across sectors and core competencies. Travel 25-30% to support country programs and overall tasks directly. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Minimum education requirement: Master's degree in relevant discipline. At least 10 years of experience working on Livelihoods related projects in a variety of settings. At least 5 years of experience managing international development projects. Documented success in raising project funding. Experience in effective design of Livelihoods programs. Deep knowledge and understanding of major donor's policies, procedures, or regulations for program implementation. Established interpersonal and professional relationships with colleagues in Washington and across the industry within donor agencies, peer organizations and local organization. Demonstrated skills in team management and leadership. Demonstrated facilitation and program development skills. Ability to travel frequently, sometimes at short notice. Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and database skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in relevant discipline preferred. Proficiency in at least one other language. Publication of relevant journal articles, book chapters, or technical reports. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0144. 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.
****************************** *DIRECTOR MULTILATERAL FINANCE WASHINGTON, DC
The World Wildlife Fund has posted an opening for a Director, Multilateral Finance in Washington, DC. The Director will represent WWF in its engagement with key multilateral institutions and mechanisms, especially World Bank Group (WBG) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The Director will support a WWF Network- wide strategy which aims to develop transformational partnerships, secure and leverage funds for environment and climate action, achieve results in priority places, and pursue an integrated strategy that focuses on the policies and programs of multilateral finance institutions and their related financing mechanisms based in the USA as they relate to WWF's strategic plan and addressing key threats or finance "drivers" affecting WWF's conservation priorities. The Director interacts closely with a team, serving as our principal point of contact with the Non-Governmental Organizations ("NGO") community on matters related to policies and programs undertaken by said multilateral development finance institutions. These efforts are carried out under the guidance of the Network's Multilateral Development Bank Steering Group, of which the Director serves as a member. This is a full-time staff position. 1. Responsible for developing, implementing and periodically updating an overall strategy and priorities for the WWF Network policy, political, and financial engagement with the said institutions. 2. Develops effective working relations and serves as lead contact and intermediary with the key/ senior WBG staff and other senior managers of IDB and other institutions, representing the full range of Network interests. 3. Works with national organizations, program offices and network initiatives to develop substantive responses to emerging policies and strategies of said institutions and provides information to WWF staff on funding trends and processes as well as specific training as necessary. 4. Monitors, analyzes and tracks trends, issues and political developments within the said institutions and communicating these to WWF Network leadership, including the CEOs of WWF offices and gathers relevant information from network staff on related trends and issues. 5. Catalyzes Network actions designed to secure access to multilateral funding. 6. Develops working relations with WB Executive Directors in Washington and (via national offices) in home offices through the WWF Network. 7. Organizes all formal/ virtual meetings of Network staff engaged on WB Group activities. 8. Prepares reports/summaries of meetings and agreements taken during those meetings for review by the Senior VP for Policy and Government Affairs and the Senior Director, Environmental Economics and distributes those reports/ summaries as appropriate. 9. Develop Network capacity to be able to effectively engage with WBG, IDB and other multilateral institutions as appropriate. 10. Builds and leads a team that manages the Network's relationships with multilateral institutions. Develops and maintains WWF operations and systems which track the status of potential and actual contracts, grants and funds related to WWF activities. Leads the team to execute the strategy for engaging with a particular institution or set of institutions. 11. Contributes to the identification of solutions to the political, social, scientific, and management issues that confront WWF in achieving its goals. Solves problems and makes things happen under complex circumstances. 12. Other responsibilities assigned by supervisor. Job REQUIREMENTS: A Master's degree in a related field is strongly preferred. Candidates should have ten years work experience in a relevant international organization, nonprofit or the public or private sectors. Experience in working with or for major multilateral/ regional institutions, particularly the World Bank Group, the Inter-American Development Bank, or other regional development banks. Experience administering programs financed by multilateral institutions which support domestic and international conservation. Experience in developing and implementing strategies to influence international institutions. Experience in administering, leading, and managing professionals engaged in development of policy and securing of multilateral and bilateral funding. Experience working with NGO's engaged in the development of conservation policy and programs. Fluency in English required. Fluency in Spanish is strongly desired. Other languages are an advantage. Strong written and verbal communications skills. Excellent organizational skills with an emphasis on program and project management. High-level of interpersonal skills are required. Especially relationship management skills and the ability to work as part of an international team. Negotiation and facilitation skills are key to this position. The ability to effectively prioritize and work accurately under time constraints. National and international travel required. TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page (https://careers- wwfus.icims.com/jobs/intro?hashed=- 435743484&mobile=false&width=1000&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false) Requisition #15059. 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.
****************************** *CONTROLLER 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 Controller in its Washington, DC office. This position will be responsible for management and integrity of AMIDEAST accounting, financial systems and internal and external reporting; ensuring standardization and consistency in all accounting processes throughout the organization. Ideal candidate will manage the monthly close calendar/ process ensuring timely reporting of monthly financial results and accurate monthly reconciliations of all accounts. Incumbent will also supervise the day to day activities of the Headquarter accounting team as well as work closely with program staff to ensure that accounting and reporting requirements are achieved. Successful candidate will also have excellent computer skills; proven proficiency in Excel, Deltek Cost Point, Cognos and Impromptu report writer. Strong oral and written communication skills as well as strong analytical and problem solving skills are a must. The demonstration of world class cultural attributes and behaviors in all interactions is also required. This position is responsible for preparing/ coordinating AMIDEAST tax filings, indirect rate negotiations and various registrations; maintain effective relationships with banks, investment companies, credit card companies and other service providers; work closely with HR, IT and OS staff to ensure that administrative processes are streamlined, seamless, and forward-looking; lead appropriate record retention practices to ensure safeguarding of financial records; promote continuous improvement of financial processes and the effective use of automation and develop and process documentation for all accounting processes as well as oversee the training and development of Accounting staff and other staff as required. QUALIFICATIONS: Like your peers competing for this challenging opportunity, you will have a Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting with 10+ years of professional accounting experience and a MBA or CPA; Government contractor or Nonprofit experience preferred (USAID, USDOS). Supervisory experience and in-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and associated requirements for non-profit organizations, government contracts and indirect rates is required. Must also have a solid understanding of OMB Circulars A-110, A-122, A-133 and experience managing audits. A process-oriented individual with experience documenting processes and procedures is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. TO APPLY: To view the entire position description and apply, please visit our website, https://apply.amideast.org/ATS_CLIENT/ . Please provide a cover letter, resume and salary requirements via our on-line applicant tracking system. AMIDEAST is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
****************************** *OPERATIONS MANAGER EGYPT
Management & Training Corporation's (MTC) innovative, forward-thinking attitude and culture have helped tens of thousands of people each year learn new academic, technical, and social skills to become more employable and productive citizens. MTC International Development Holding Company is seeking an Operations Manager with experience working on international development projects in the donor driven context, particularly USAID. Operations Manager experience should include: management of program financials, development of systems that support programmatic objectives, and oversight of compliance to terms and references of the program and donor regulations. S/he will be responsible for administrative, financial, and personnel resources and systems that support MTC's programmatic objectives, including oversight of its administrative team and financial performance; program staffing and personnel issues; and coordination of support for program development. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Business, Management or other relevant field with 10 years relevant experience, or Bachelor's Degree with 15 years relevant experience. Five or more years of international project management experience, of which two were in the Levant, preferably in Egypt. Experience in leading annual work planning and budgeting across the project. Excellent writing, computer, management and organizational skills. Successful track record as organizational leader. Experience successfully managing sizable staff. Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skill, as well as business principles and practices. Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, initiative, and good judgment. Ability to anticipate and solve problems. Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy. TO APPLY: Interested parties may apply online at: http://mtcjobs.iapplicants.com/searchjobs.php and/or send a CV to international@mtctrains.com. Only applicants that include a resume or CV shall be considered. Position closes on February 27, 2015.
****************************** *DEPUTY PROJECT DIRECTOR BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Pact is seeking a Deputy Project Director - seconded from Pact to CRS for 4Children. Please Note: There is a strong preference for applicants who are currently legally authorized to work in the U.S. Job Context: The 4Children (Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children) project is a five-year, global USAID-funded project that provides a central mechanism for bringing together the technical expertise needed to increase the capacity of program implementers and key actors within systems of protection, care and support and enable them to effectively address the unique and multi-faceted needs of children affected by the HIV epidemic. The 4Children project will improve the health and well-being of orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV and other adversities by supporting systems and structures at country and regional levels for promoting evidence-based interventions to protect against risk, interrupt cycles of vulnerability, and build pathways to resilience leading to an AIDS Free Generation and contributing to overall improvements in quality of life and productivity in vulnerable children and their families. Job Summary: A growing evidence base demonstrates the important role that families and communities play in the development, safety and wellbeing of children. Through the 4Children project, multiple USAID initiatives will be implemented related to building the evidence base and improving child wellbeing through systems-strengthening with families, communities, and broader social-service structures. In concert with the guidance and oversight of the 4Children Project Director, the Deputy Project Director (DPD) will work as a member of the project's executive team, supervise key staff, prepare written documentation and manage day-to-day programmatic operations in relation to the project's key objectives. The DPD will be responsible for the technical leadership of the 4Children project and manage a team of senior staff and sub-partners and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the 4Children project. The DPD is expected to be experienced in addressing the challenges faced by children affected by HIV or otherwise living in adverse circumstances. The Deputy Project Director's responsibilities include support of the Director in relation to all aspects of the project, as directed. In particular, this position involves day-to-day technical, supervisory and managerial leadership for programmatic activities in relation to the project's three objectives: Objective 1: "Build the Evidence Base": Enhancing the evidence base on child welfare and protection by expanding research and practice on evidence-linked interventions in multiple lower- and middle-income countries, including but not limited to research and practices related to child protection, case-management, family strengthening, and the capacity development of social workers and other child protection workers. Objective 2: "Putting Evidence to Practice" Scaling up evidence- based practices (EBPs) by building the capacity of systems, organizations and individuals for a future with resilient families and thriving children. This involves the assessment, adaptation, development and/or promotion of tools, resources and capacity building opportunities through in-person and technical learning mechanisms, to teach skills, improve knowledge or serve as work aids. Objective 3: "Supporting Quality and Sustainability" Help create a global enabling environment that is supportive of families and child safety, health and wellbeing by: a) leveraging existing expertise and strengthening child welfare and protection systems to prepare regional and local organizations to provide technical assistance (TA); b) potentially evolve into centers of excellence (COEs), c) ensuring that programs employ quality improvement (QI) approaches for service delivery, and d) advocating for protective legislation, policies and regulations. Overall Responsibilities: 1. Coordinate planning of project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to USAID's programmatic and financial rules and regulations, including the timely submission of annual work plans, PMPs, reports and other project deliverables. 2. Oversee the project's technical assistance and capacity building activities through the management of a roster of technical experts and STTAs of partners, ensuring the technical quality, timeliness and efficiency of these activities. 3. Supervise key personnel, consultants and oversee contractual relationships for the project's successful implementation. Maintain adequate staffing by helping to recruit, select, orient and train employees and persons filling temporary assignments; also by maintaining a safe, secure, and legal work environment; developing personal growth opportunities. 4. Manage multiple, simultaneous initiatives - both short and long-term - that involve research, practice and knowledge- management. This includes but is not limited to the development and implementation of the 4Children research agenda in conjunction with key technical advisors and consortium members, i.e., to identify research gaps and promising practices. 5. Ensure sound management and deliverables of 4Children field support programs. Accomplish these project results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and assisting fellow employees; and by developing, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, procedures, and productivity standards. 6. Lead piloting of initiatives and scale up of successful pilot projects and ensure that the best practices and lessons learned generated by the project are documented and shared through effective channels globally. Help establish and fulfill strategic goals by gathering pertinent global and country-specific information; e.g. by identifying and evaluating trends and options; choosing an appropriate course of action; defining objectives; evaluating outcomes. 7. Create project feedback system to ensure that all staff and partners have different channels to provide feedback on project quality, responsiveness, and progress. Establish and maintain productive working relationships with donor representatives, 4Children consortium members, national level government ministries, USAID missions, United Nations national-level offices, academic institutions, prospective and current Centers of Excellence, and other organizations, technical experts, and senior-level advisors working in the area of family strengthening, child protection, social welfare, social service workforce development, social protection and HIV and AIDS. 8. Under the guidance of the Chief of Party, represent 4Children in workshops, conferences and meetings, ensuring ample representation with key stakeholders in all target countries. 9. Provide regular updates to partners, country program leadership, government, and non-government coordination bodies as requested. Undertake sensitive negotiations, as needed. 10. Deputize the Project Director (PD) in the PD's absence or as needed for quality assurance, project management, budget oversight, supervision and advocacy in relation to the implementation, research, and dissemination of project activities and results. 11. Report on activities as requested by 4Children project management, DCOF and USAID ad write or edit: Terms of reference, statements of work, field reviews, and activity reports; Draft work plans, operational plans, and technical tools, guidance or checklists; Project reports, case studies, literature summaries and peer reviewed articles related to project activities and research findings. Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results. Excellent management and supervisory skills; Ability to multi-task; Serves with Integrity; Models both leadership and Stewardship; Cultivates Constructive Relationships; Promotes Learning; Excellent communication skills in both writing (English) and orally. Supervisory Responsibilities: Responsible for supervising subject matter experts hired as consultants. Travel Requirements: 25-30%. Personal Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills in cross-cultural settings; Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment; Strong ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines; Proven managerial and supervisory skills. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree or higher in social work, social sciences or a closely related field. At least ten years of work experience in child welfare and protection, including at least three years working in a developing country. Senior-level management and supervisory experience of at least three years. Experience designing, implementing and managing complex, country level initiatives with multiple objectives in child welfare and protection systems, family strengthening and/or social service workforce initiatives in/for developing countries. Knowledge of and experiencing designing, implementing or managing programming that addresses alternative care, violence against children, and strengthening the social service workforce is highly desirable. Familiarity with and experience working positively with DCOF, USAID PEPFAR, United Nations agencies, local government, academic institutions and NGOs and CBOs. Solid knowledge of international child rights instruments and frameworks related to alternative care, social service workforce strengthening and violence against children. Strong oral communication and writing skills and with previous experience writing programming guidance, training manuals, reports and peer- reviewed articles. Strong relationship management and supervisory skills. Ability to travel extensively. Language Requirements: Fluency in written and spoken English; fluency in French preferred. Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, efforts, duties and responsibilities associated with this position. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0150. 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.
****************************** *PROGRAM LEADER OTTAWA, CANADA
IDRC is seeking a Program Leader in Ottawa. The Agriculture and Food Security Program at the International Development Research Centre is expanding its programming with a new 5.5 year, CAD 60 million initiative providing global leadership in research for livestock vaccines affecting Africa and Asia. It will provide funding for research to develop and improve vaccines utilizing the latest scientific tools, as well as for engineering and repurposing vaccines for multiple needs, settings and underserved markets, particularly targeting neglected diseases. It will fund innovations in product development and delivery, particularly through private sector collaboration, to bring newly developed and enhanced vaccines to market. And it will find ways for vaccines to be part of effective veterinary extension systems by catalysing the private and public institutions, markets and information systems that are necessary to manufacture, distribute, increase access and use vaccines as important tools in wider livestock health and productivity improvement programs in developing countries in Africa and Asia. Overview of QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph. D. in veterinary medicine, or a suitable/ related field. Candidates with a DVM and an M. Sc. Degree and with substantial research, people and product management experience in the private sector pharmaceutical industry or public animal health sector will also be considered. Ten years relevant experience, which includes: leading and managing multidisciplinary, international teams with diverse backgrounds and expertise; communicating the results and impact of research to a variety of audiences including academia, policy actors and practitioners; establishing and building partnerships with research organizations, private-sector firms and/or end users; assessing research budget, financial statements and technical progress reports; representing an organization at an international level to promote its vision, mandate and activities; and Applied experience in animal disease management and/or vaccines for animal production systems (or their human health equivalents). Work experience in the private sector pharmaceutical industry or in animal disease management in livestock production systems in developing regions, while not required, would be an asset. Bilingual (English/ French) at an intermediate level. TO APPLY: For more information about this opportunity and how to apply, visit our website at www.idrc.ca/careers. Application Deadline: February 15, 2015. IDRC encourages applications from qualified women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. A key part of Canada's foreign policy efforts, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. The result is innovative, lasting solutions that aim to improve lives and livelihoods. Join our team of professionals to put your ideas and knowledge to work to help solve some of the developing world's most critical challenges.
****************************** *FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER WASHINGTON, D.C.
The United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO) is seeking applications for the position of Finance and Administration Manager. The Finance and Administration Manager provides all finance, budgeting, financial account reconciliation, financial reports preparation, office administration, payroll, and human resource services to USINDO, a small NGO based in Washington, with an office in Jakarta, Indonesia. S/he reports directly to the President. Responsibilities: Accounting/ Finance: General: Responsible for all financial and accounting operations of the NGO, such as recording incoming payments/ contributions and outgoing disbursements; entering in Quick-books accounting system; depositing contributions in bank; wiring funds to field office; reconciling all accounts in DC and Jakarta monthly; approving payments from petty cash; preparing checks for signature, maintaining records of bank accounts, reviewing annual IRS Form 990 prepared by auditor. Responsible for working with our financial handbook and outside audit firm to assure GAAP standard accounting procedures are in place and that that all files are audit-ready. Accounts receivable: oversee all outgoing invoicing for issuance and review, including Annual Fund, Friends, Special Events; maintain record of payments received and deposits made; monitor and effect credit card payments; ensure accounts receivable are received on time; oversee bank account status and wire transfers; oversee proper functioning of electronic payments from USINDO donors. Accounts payable: ensure both incoming invoices and recurring payments are recorded, reviewed, approved, and promptly paid. Cash Management: Maintain cash accounts and cash management. Annual: prepare supporting work and schedules for audit. Budget: prepare annual operational budget with the President for Board approval; Prepare monthly actual to budget reporting and maintain this in electronic form; Analyze and review budget-to-actual reporting and advise President regularly whether we are on track with budget projections and discuss/ recommend reasons for variance or corrective steps. Donor Data: supervise maintaining of software database of donor contributions (individual and corporate). Monitor payment progress and alert of need for follow up. Human Resources: prepare biweekly payroll data for payroll processor, assure payroll is met and recorded in software database; handle all employee benefits including 401(k), health and life insurance, etc. including liaison with service providers; oversee preparation of all 1099's and W-2's in consultation with payroll firm; maintain records on employee benefits and employee leave records; ensure personnel files are up-to-date and secure; post and update job descriptions. Office Administration: liaison with building management, payment of rent and parking; oversee office administrative services contracts; assure office supplies and services are ordered and paid on time; maintain files on all contracts and service invoices; assure compliance with by-laws and employee handbook. Required QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, public administration, or related field. Successful experience in bookkeeping and accounting for non-profit organizations which have been regularly audited. Knowledge/ experience with GAAP accounting procedures. Experience in preparing budgets, analyzing overhead, and monitoring budget performance against plans. Experience with accounting software, including Quick-books. Ability to advise the President on finance, budget, audit, and payments issues. Strong organization skills. Attention to detail. Absolute integrity and transparency in all matters. Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Salary: To be determined, but appropriate for the right candidate. TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a cover email and a C/V as soon as possible to dmerrill@usindo.org. The United States-Indonesia Society was formed in 1994 by Indonesians and Americans who believe better mutual understanding is in the national interest of both countries. It is a not-for-profit organization with offices in Jakarta and Washington, DC. USINDO seeks to improve understanding of Indonesia among Americans and of America among Indonesians, and to strengthen the U.S.-Indonesian bilateral relationship. We build understanding though speakers programs, conferences, publications, education programs and scholarships, and other programs with leaders in government and nongovernmental organizations, educators, the media, business, and the public.
****************************** *PROGRAM ASSOCIATE / EDITOR / EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT WASHINGTON, DC
The U.S.-Indonesia Society (USINDO) is seeking a full-time Program Associate/ Editor/ Executive Assistant to perform a wide variety of office operations. USINDO is a small Nongovernment Organization committed to expanding mutual understanding between the United States and Indonesia. Duties: Report directly to President and assist all other members of USINDO DC staff. Pro-actively ensure that USINDO office operations run smoothly, effectively and efficiently. Prepare Daily News Summary from available sources in selective and organized manner daily. Prepare Corporate New Digest weekly. Update USINDO's website with current news and events via WordPress. Perform as a key event coordinator for all USINDO DC events. Includes invitation mailings, keeping track of rsvp's, arranging sign-in lists, signs, note-taking and photography. Assist President with internal and external letters or other correspondence. Serve as first point of contact for all USINDO callers or inquirers. Maintain organized filing system for all USINDO's correspondence and documents. Maintain and update all USINDO email lists. Maintain USINDO database system and all email lists, including both data inputs and the proper functioning of the equipment and software (through vendors). This includes use of Constant Contact and Donor Perfect. Perform other duties as directed by President. QUALIFICATIONS Sought: Bachelor's degree or higher. Available for a minimum of one year, subject to satisfactory performance. Strong writing and clear verbal communication ability in English. Interest in Indonesia and U.S.-Indonesia relations. Experience in Indonesia is helpful but not required. Excellent planning and organizational skills, high efficiency level, self-starter, assumes responsibility for work product; flexible attitude; eye for arranging documents for visual impact, eye for detail. Strong initiative, hard-working, willingness to perform a variety of duties. Strong inter-personal skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks and shifting priorities. Ability to exercise good initiative and judgment in the performance of complex and difficult duties. Ability to exercise responsibility and leadership, while operating in a team setting. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly with MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point. Must know or be able to learn Constant Contact and Donor Perfect. Salary will be determined based on qualifications and comparable salaries. TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a cover email expressing interest in the position, a resume, including salary history if applicable, and three references, as soon as possible. The application or questions should be submitted to dmerrill@usindo.org. For questions call 202 232 1400.
****************************** *TECHNICAL ADVISOR, HEALTH WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA is seeking a Technical Advisor, Health who will be responsible for providing technical direction and management/ backstopping responsibility of grant- funded projects from a range of institutional, foundation and multilateral donors. S/he will work with the Washington, DC-based Water, Sanitation and Health Practice Team and field-based staff to oversee/ manage current projects; promoting technical quality in the implementation of projects and building the technical capacity of staff in Plan's field offices. The Technical Advisor will contribute to the technical design of project proposals to institutional, foundation, and corporate donors, publications and technical documents. S/he will participate in related research and documentation efforts and represent Plan at sector meetings and events. The incumbent should have technical experience in health to include reproductive health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, maternal health, service delivery and health systems strengthening programming in a developing country. S/he will engage with Plan's health technical network and contribute to publications and technical documents. This position reports to the Director, Health and is based in Washington, DC. Skills and QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Professional advanced degree required, preferably an MPH or other related technical degree. Minimum five years of experience in in the health priority areas of nutrition, maternal/ child health and health systems strengthening programming in developing countries; minimum 3 years of specialized expertise. Resident field experience is a plus. Demonstrated experience in gender, child and women's issues, and the broad linkages between them and health programming. Significant demonstrated experience writing proposals and knowledge of donor funding procedures specifically USAID. Excellent oral communication and writing skills, interpersonal skills, computer skills and the ability to work in a team setting with people of different backgrounds. Ability to use initiative and independent judgment, identify and resolve problems, and strong negotiation skills. Ability to set priorities and work within deadlines. Ability to travel internationally, up to 35%. French or Spanish language skills preferred. TO APPLY: Closing date is February 20, 2015. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter through our website: www.planusa.org.
****************************** *PROPOSAL WRITER WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA is seeking a Proposal Writer who works closely as part of the business development team to ensure the submission of world class, highly competitive bids to USG and multilateral donors. The Proposal Writer serves as the lead writer of proposals, and is responsible for ensuring the highest quality of writing for all sections of the proposal that are prepared by other staff and/or consultants with specific technical expertise (including education, health, child protection, water and sanitation, monitoring and evaluation, etc.). This position reports to the Senior Director for Business Development and is based in Washington, DC. QUALIFICATIONS: A demonstrated commitment to Plan International's mission and clear passion for international development. Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting, research, negotiation, and verbal communications. At least 5 years progress experience developing and writing clear, concise, and structured proposals for USG donors, especially USAID. Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills and sense of humor. Willingness to travel, often on short notice, for specific writing assignments in country offices, which often last for one to three weeks per assignment, several times per year. Education and Experience: Master's degree in Journalism or Communications preferred. Three to five years of work experience in international development or relevant field preferred. Physical and Mental Demands: Proposal writing for competitive bids can be extremely stressful. The successful candidate must therefore be sufficiently resilient, and capable of maintaining a calm, professional focus under such conditions. Work Environment: Extensive international travel will be required to countries with difficult working environments (climate, political tension, irregular provision of basic infrastructure (power); and travel to remote rural regions of a developing country may, on occasion, also be required. As such, this position has the potential to present very atypical working environments which require a high tolerance for physical, logistical and other challenges. TO APPLY: Closing date for applications is February 20th. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via our website: www.planusa.org
****************************** *ADVISOR FOR CLINICAL SERVICES MBEYA, TANZANIA
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. (HJF) is seeking an Advisor for Clinical Services for the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) located in Mbeya, Tanzania. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP. The Advisor for Clinical Systems (ACS) is responsible at regional, district and facility level for supportive supervision and mentorship and to provide overall technical guidance and support for HJFMRI Tanzania's capacity building efforts in the Southern Highland Zone. Oversight of technical activities across programmatic areas include HIV prevention, M&E, adult and pediatric care and treatment, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision, PMTCT including option B plus, HIV Counseling and Testing, TB/HIV, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Adherence and Psychological Support, Community Linkages. In direct coordination with the HJFMRI-Tanzania Senior Technical Director and under supervision of the Clinical Director and in coordination with the technical directors at HJFMRI central office in Mbeya the AMC will be responsible for planning, developing and coordinating interventions, activities, and training of program staff for program implementation. Coordination with the Regional and District Health Management teams and other stakeholders in the Zone is crucial for the development and extension of the activities in the regions and districts. Responsibilities: 1. Supervise and support development of technical assistance activities at Provincial, District and Health Facility level. Ensure that consistent tools are being used across all HJFMRI teams. 2. Plan, coordinate and follow up on supportive supervision visits to priority facilities. Ensure that identified issues are being addressed and that data are being analyzed and used for program management and quality improvement of services provided. Actively participate in supportive supervision visits regularly to improve the quality of HJFMRI field team support to districts and sites. 3. Provide guidance and supervision for technical staff across program areas. 4. Coordinate program planning with support from central level technical team. 5. Ensure that regular coordination meetings are happening with RMO, MSD etc. 6. Coordinate HJFMRI technical and logistics support to RHMT and CHMT in light of the Operational Plan of the third Health Sector HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (HSHSP III) 2013 - 2017: Plan in coordination with other clinical and community partners. 7. Provide technical assistance to the regional and district teams for clinical mentoring of HF staff. 8. Support implementation of Quality Improvement systems. 9. Build technical capacity among HJFMRI and HF staff via technical updates and review of norms and on the job training. 10. Provide suggestions and guidance for improving information systems, facilitating community linkages, review of patient flow at HF level, improve and innovate adherence strategies and activities, develop, augment and boost referral systems. 11. Draft and/or edit technical reports in line with program needs. 12. Lead data collection in the field and data analysis at HJFMRI including feedback to facilities and Districts. 13. Provide collaborative assistance and mentoring to other program personnel and research scientists that require the incumbent's expertise. 14. Support a productive team environment. 15. Actively participate in PEPFAR funded basic program and impact evaluations. 16. Complete other projects as needed. REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge and experience regarding HIV care and treatment, advanced knowledge in quality improvement systems, public health management experience and training in international settings, program monitoring and evaluation, ability to communicate effectively which includes excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and supervise others. Minimum Education/ Training Requirements: Medical Doctor (MD) and MPH desired. Minimum Experience: 6-10 years' experience in development, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV related programs and activities (minimum 3 years). Experience managing health programs in sub Saharan Africa (minimum 2 years). Experience with capacity building and technical assistance to health professionals. Experience developing technical documents and presentations, summary reports. Experience managing cloud based HMIS databases. Physical Capabilities: The incumbent will be expected to relocate to Mbeya, Tanzania and travel to field locations sponsored by HJF in Tanzania. In-country, the incumbent will divide his/her time to approximately 5% of time supporting WRAIR/USG national level activities in Dar es Salaam with the remaining 70% of the time supporting direct HJFMRI supported partner sites spending time on field visits in the Southern Highlands Zone of Tanzania and 25% at the HJFMRI office in Mbeya. Supervisory Responsibilities/ Controls: Incumbent will work under the supervision of the Clinical Director for HJFMRI in Tanzania, and will supervise a team of approximately 20 technical staff in the Southern Highland program. Work Environment: Office/ field environment; may require working evenings and weekends; frequent travel to remote areas of the country. TO APPLY: Please apply on-line at careers.hjf.org click "Advanced Search" and enter job number 209604 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.
****************************** *PROJECT MANAGER MATERNAL AND NEONATAL HEALTH BIKITA DISTRICT, ZIMBABWE
SolidarMed is seeking a Project Manager Maternal and Neonatal Health, Bikita and Zaka District. Contract Type: Fixed term appointment (minimum three years); Place of Assignment: Silveira, Bikita District, Zimbabwe (with frequent dislocations to the other district and the country office in Masvingo as well as occasional travels to Harare and other sites). Start of duties: 01 March 2015, with a certain flexibility. Purpose of the position: Manage and implement SolidarMed's Maternal and Neonatal Health project in Zaka and Bikita District; Coordinate with project partners and link stakeholders; Lead policy dialogue, knowledge exchange and networking in the area of maternal and neonatal health and in coordination with the Country Coordinator and promote and/or conduct operational research. The SolidarMed country program: SolidarMed implements a thriving country program in the Districts of Zaka and Bikita, Masvingo Province and will start in a third district in the same province in 2015. Currently, the program consists of the following components: Maternal and Neonatal Health: Decentralized HIV and TB diagnosis, treatment and care; Hospital assistance Musiso and Silveira Mission Hospitals; Operational research and policy dialogue. Key tasks and responsibilities as project manager Maternal and Neonatal Health: Assume the implementation, overall management and further development of the SolidarMed project "Maternal and Neonatal Health;" Support the District health directorate with quality assurance and scaling up of services and evidence-based interventions for improvements in maternal and neonatal health, and with the piloting of new strategies; Ensure coordination and effective communication with partners and stakeholders; Ensure adequate use of all aspects of project cycle management tools; Apply scientific evidence, promote lessons learned, network with research organizations and participation in research programs. Coordinate with stakeholders such as the Provincial Health Directorate, Ministry of Health, other NGO's, community groups etc. This position is not a clinical position, but includes participation in clinical mentoring and bedside teaching. Apply project management tools such as budget control, planning, monitoring and review (Project Cycle Management) as well as reporting. Contribute to fundraising (by writing the annual Project Description) and the strategic development of the project. To best fit into our active, interdisciplinary team we expect the following QUALIFICATIONS: Physician with clinical and public health working experience in the area of maternal and neonatal health in a developing country, preferably Africa. Expertise in the area of PMTCT. Degree in public health. Sound experience in Project Cycle Management (including participatory planning, logical framework, report writing). High social competence, intercultural sensitivity, communication skills and networking capacity; Interest in knowledge sharing and scientific exchange; Ability to assume responsibility and leadership within a team with flat hierarchies; At least basic knowledge of the principles of operational research; Solid computer skills: MS office suite (WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint) and Internet; Willingness to live in a safe, rural, remote area of Africa. You are dynamic, hands on and develop initiatives. Language skills: Excellent English (written and spoken); German would be an asset. We offer: SolidarMed offers an attractive benefit package, professional development opportunities and stimulating linkages with competence networks. Rural African setting. Family posting possible, but no international schools available. SolidarMed is a medium size NGO, dynamic, flexible and with a clear vision. It is linked to bilateral organizations, universities, and other NGOs. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. Further information can be obtained by calling Dr. Pfeiffer at SolidarMed or sending an email to jobs@solidarmed.ch. TO APPLY: Applications are accepted in electronic format only, and with the reference "Project Manager MNH Zimbabwe " Please also mention how you heard about the job posting (if internet, please mention on which site). Please send your application with CV (including your age and a photo) and a short letter of motivation to: jobs@solidarmed.ch. Contact: SolidarMed Luzern, Obergrundstrasse 97, CH - 6005 Luzern, Tel.: +41 / 41 310 66 60, www.solidarmed.ch
****************************** *PROJECT MANAGER PRIMARY HEALTHCARE, WITH FOCUS ON MCH AND TB/HIV BUTHA BUTHE, LESOTHO
SolidarMed, a medium size Swiss NGO, dynamic, flexible and with a clear vision is seeking a Project manager primary healthcare, with focus on MCH and Tb/HIV. Project Information: The project Health First Lesotho aims at improving access to integrated primary health care services at selected health centres, with focus on MCH and Tb/HIV through clinical mentoring, capacity building, and management support. Implemented in close collaboration with the District Health Management Team of Butha Buthe, the project aims at establishing good quality decentralized services and improving the continuum of care with a link to referral district hospitals. Due to Lesotho's disease burden, the thematic focus is on TB, HIV and maternal and child health. The project is embedded into the SolidarMed country strategy, which includes complementary targeted support of the hospitals in the programme area, as well as applied action research. In addition, SolidarMed staff is closely involved in policy dialogue at different levels, applied action research and further project development. Place of Assignment: Butha Buthe, Lesotho; The position includes frequent travels to Maseru (about 2 hours' drive) and the other project site in Thaba Tseka District. Start of duty: February 2015, with flexibility; Employment: 100 % (full time); Contract type: Fixed term appointment: minimum of three years with the possibility of contract extension. Desired QUALIFICATIONS: Physician with at least 3 years of working experience. Degree in public health. Working experience in a low income country, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa. Clinical expertise in the area of Mother and Child Health; understanding of the TB and HIV epidemic. Applied knowledge in project cycle management and report writing (English). Interest in operational research, scientific exchange, knowledge sharing and data management; experience in this area would be an asset. Valid driving licence. Personal flexibility and preparedness to live in a remote rural place with frequent dislocations to the other project site and the capital Maseru. The position comes with a mix of managerial (planning, coordination, networking, reporting etc.) and clinical (mentoring, coaching, on the job teaching) tasks. We are looking for a hands-on person, socially competent, with clinical and public health competence, not afraid of organizing and implementing. Language Skills: Fluent English (written, spoken); German language skills would be an asset. We offer: A professionally run, interesting health program in an African setting; An attractive salary and benefit package; Professional development opportunities and linkages with competence networks; Family posting in a rural but safe African setting; A motivated team with flat hierarchies. TO APPLY: Applications are accepted in electronic format only. Please send your application (reference "Project Manager Health First Butha Buthe, Lesotho") with CV including your age, a short letter of motivation with indication of possible starting date and a photo to: jobs@solidarmed.ch. Please also mention how you heard about the job posting (if internet, please mention which site). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. You can obtain further information by sending an email to Dr. Karolin Pfeiffer: k.pfeiffer@solidarmed.ch
****************************** *RECRUITER WASHINGTON, DC
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Recruiter in our Washington, DC Office. Role & Responsibilities: To contribute to the profitable growth of CA-USA through: Providing a full and professional project recruitment service, primarily focusing on recruitment for existing public and private donor funded projects including, but not limited to, USAID, MCC, World Bank, DOS, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; On an as needed basis and as time permits, contribute to proposal recruiting efforts though acting as Lead Proposal Recruiter or by providing assistance such as performing CV searches for proposal inclusion, carrying out salary verification, formatting CVs, and assisting with other related proposal recruitment tasks. Working in partnership with internal hiring managers in the development of a performance management culture and the delivery of business goals. Supporting proposal recruiting efforts and existing projects on an as needed basis. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in a related field required; Certified Recruiter training such as Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), AIRS Professional Recruiter (PR), Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR), AIRS Certified Diversity Recruiter (CDR), and/or Professional in Human Resources (PHR) desired. Demonstrated, intermediate capability with an ATS (Applicant Tracking System), CRM (Client Relationship Management System) or TMS (Talent Management System) software required. Fluency in English is required; bi- lingual or multi-lingual ability preferred. Legal ability to work and live in USA is required. Minimum three years of full-cycle recruitment experience sourcing and placing candidates required to qualify at the Recruiter level; Minimum two years of full-cycle recruitment experience sourcing and placing candidates required to qualify at the Associate Recruiter level; combination of work history and professional degree and/or certification considered for Recruiter or Associate Recruiter level. Prior experience recruiting within an international development or similar government contracting environment a plus. International work, study abroad, or related experience desired. Strong multi-tasking abilities. Outstanding communication skills and ability to work effectively with diverse teams. Knowledge and familiarity with use of social networking sites for recruitment preferred. Above average written and verbal communication skills. Must demonstrate personal attributes such as loyalty and integrity in addition to being resourceful and flexible, which is inherent in this position. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with "15-13 Recruiter", 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. Candidate must be able to demonstrate legal right to work in the United States. 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.
****************************** *SUPPLY & DELIVER COORDINATOR ARLINGTON, VA
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Supply & Deliver Coordinator for the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) project located in our Arlington, VA office. Role & Responsibilities: To monitor order processing to ensure compliance with Fulfilment Plan, to consolidate orders with manufacturers and suppliers for pickup and delivery to Regional Distribution Centres and direct to clients by freight forwarding subcontractor. QUALIFICATIONS: Degree or post graduate qualification in supply chain or related field. Fluency in English is required. Legal ability to work in USA is required. Demonstrated progressive experience in international pharmaceutical and/or supply chain coordination working in a USAID/US Government contracting environment preferred. Must demonstrate personal attributes such as loyalty and integrity in addition to being determined and thorough, which is inherent in this position. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with "#14-49, Supply & Deliver Coordinator," 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. Candidate must be able to demonstrate legal right to work in the United States. 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.
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY AND RESIDENT ADVISORS PAKISTAN
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Chief of Party, Resident Advisor- Government Debt Planning & Management, and a Resident Advisor- Debt Capital Markets for an anticipated USAID-funded Financial Market Development Activity located in Pakistan. TO APPLY to these positions, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with "15-12A Chief of Party", "15- 12B Resident Advisor- Government Debt Planning & Management" or "15-12C Resident Advisor- Debt Capital Markets" 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.
*CHIEF OF PARTY PAKISTAN
QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or higher qualification in finance, economics, or business. At least 15 years of progressively responsible experience implementing large development programs. Experience overseeing multiple activities involving financial market development specifically related to debt markets, regulatory and policy reform and capacity building. Experience in advocacy for reform with government officials. Demonstrated ability to negotiate with state agencies. Experience in developing countries is required; experience in Pakistan is preferred.
*RESIDENT ADVISOR, GOVERNMENT DEBT PLANNING & MANAGEMENT PAKISTAN
QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or higher qualification in finance, economics, or business. At least 10 years of experience in government debt issuance and government bond market development. Experience carrying out debt policy program design and implementation and making policy recommendations. Demonstrated ability to prepare a comprehensive master plan for a government debt strategy. Experience with international development agencies or international financial institutions in the Asia/ South Asia and Pacific region is preferred, with experience in Pakistan strongly preferred.
*RESIDENT ADVISOR, DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS PAKISTAN
QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or higher qualification in finance, economics, or business. At least 10 years of experience in government debt issuance and government bond market development. Experience strengthening and deepening domestic debt markets. Ability to prepare and implement a comprehensive master plan for building a robust debt capital market. Demonstrated experience strengthening and capacity building of government institutions. Experience building consensus among various stakeholders, including relevant government bodies and private sector stakeholders. Experience with international development agencies or international financial institutions in the Asia/ South Asia and Pacific region is preferred, with experience in Pakistan strongly preferred.
****************************** *AFRICA REGIONAL DEPLOYMENT UNIT (ARDU) MANAGER NAIROBI, KENYA
Church World Service has posted an opening for an ARDU Manager. This position is responsible for the management of the Africa Regional Deployment Unit. This includes coordination with RSC Operations, Regional Refugee Coordinator and UNHCR to determine strategic use of deployments to increase referrals to the USRAP in Africa, as well as the management of staff assigned. REQUIRES: Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree preferred. 2.5 years of related experience required. Previous supervisory experience required. Previous program management experience required, including budget management. Previous experience working with partner organizations, including governments and international organizations required. Overseas processing or US refugee resettlement experience preferred. Previous experience conducting trainings or presentations preferred. For more information and to apply please go to www.churchworldservice.org.
****************************** DAI
DAI has posted an opening for the following positions. For more information and to apply please visit www.dai.com/washington/careers.php
*SECTOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, ECONOMIC GROWTH BETHESDA, MD
The Economic Growth Sector Managing Director has overall responsibility for growing DAI's portfolio of projects that fall within the "economic growth" space, including agriculture, agribusiness, and food security; financial services; private sector/ enterprise development; trade and regulatory reform; and workforce and capacity development. REQUIRES: Minimum 15 years of relevant development experience and a Master's degree; OR minimum of 11 years of relevant experience and a PhD, with the higher degrees in agriculture, agribusiness, financial services, private sector development, trade, or other relevant development studies. Expertise/ recognized leader in technical areas related to better economic growth, including mentioned practice areas and related sub-sectors of agriculture, agribusiness, and food security; financial services; private sector/ enterprise development; trade and regulatory reform; and workforce and capacity development. Vacancy no: 1792
*ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE OFFICER, INFRASTRUCTURE (CONSULTANT), HAITI AVANSE PROGRAM HAITI
The Environmental Compliance Officer, Infrastructure will have general responsibility to implement the AVANSE Environmental Monitoring and Reporting System derived from the Project Environmental Mitigation Plan and Report for all infrastructure works such as roads, irrigation and drainage, and soil stabilization that are being carried out by the AVANSE Infrastructure Component. REQUIRES: Advanced degree (graduate level: doctorate, master's, etc.) in a relevant field: Environmental/ Civil Engineering, Rural Infrastructure Engineering, Architect/ Civil Engineer. Advance knowledge of environmental compliance requirements associated with the Regulation 216 of the USAID as directly applied to Infrastructures projects. Minimum 15 years of relevant professional experience in environmental compliance activities associated with USAID funded infrastructures works. Strong experience producing documentation to comply with USAID environmental regulations. Experience with development projects and small holder farmers in developing countries. Spoken and written fluency in English and French required. Vacancy no: 1809
*PRINCIPAL GLOBAL PRACTICE SPECIALIST, ECONOMIC GROWTH BETHESDA, MD
The Principal Global Practice Specialist is responsible for developing market-driven products and services that help increase the quality and depth of DAI's workforce development activities. REQUIRES: Minimum of 13 years of relevant professional experience and a Bachelor's degree; or minimum of 11 years of relevant professional experience and a Master's degree; or minimum of 9 years of relevant professional experience and a PhD. Demonstrated experience in leading, designing, evaluating, and consulting on relevant workforce development projects and themes. Experience working across company units or functions, including technical practices, finance, contracts, human resources. Demonstrated new business success with a range of clients, including USG, donors and/or private clients. Ability to work effectively across technical areas, to develop technical approaches that integrate or leverage resources in different parts of the company. Vacancy no: 1818
****************************** 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.
*SENIOR EVALUATION OFFICER NAIROBI
A Senior Evaluation Officer (P-5) is sought in Nairobi. Duties: Keep emerging issues in UNEP (both environmental, political and managerial/ operational) under review and make substantive analytical contributions to evaluation planning based on the former and on organizational priorities, mandates and previous evaluation findings. Monitor the performance of the Evaluation Office against key performance indicators and report these to the Director, Evaluation Office. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in Natural Resources, Environmental Studies/ Sciences, Development Planning or related technical field is required. A minimum of ten years of experience in evaluation and programme management is required, some of which should be at the international level. Experience in the evaluation and analysis of projects, programmes and policies with specific focus in the area of environment and development. Closing date: 3/14/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM-UNEP- 38258-R-NAIROBI (R)
*HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER GENEVA
A Humanitarian Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Serves as a senior policy officer; advises on overall policy and operational direction on specific issues related to cluster and inter-cluster coordination; and, more specifically provides the Secretariat function for the Global Cluster Coordinators Group. Prepares GCCG meetings, and undertakes a number of global and field-level cluster and inter- cluster related activities, including guidance development and training, designed to enhance the functioning of the cluster system. 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 seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian other related area is required; at least four (4) years of that experience must be at the international level. Closing date: 3/14/15. Vacancy no: 15-HRA-OCHA-39569-R- GENEVA (X)
*PROGRAMME OFFICER NEW YORK
A Programme Officer (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/ projects, etc.; 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 business administration, management, economics or a related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required. Experience in managing operational budget and finances is required. Experience in managing programs or projects within a humanitarian context is desirable. Closing date: 3/14/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM- OCHA-39293-R-NEW YORK (X)
*PROGRAMME COORDINATION OFFICER NEW YORK
A Programme Coordination Officer (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: Develops, implements and maintains the knowledge management and guidance systems in DPKO and DFS; monitors and analyzes programme development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in international relations, social sciences, business administration, management, economics or a related field. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, coordination, knowledge management, policy development or related area is required. At least one year of experience with a United Nations peacekeeping or other similar field operation is desirable. Experience in drafting analytical reports and policy briefings is desirable. Closing date: 3/13/15. Vacancy no: 15- PGM-DPKO-38798-R-NEW YORK (R)
*SENIOR PROGRAMME OFFICER NAIROBI
A Senior Programme Officer (P-5) is sought in Nairobi. Duties: Developing the strategic approach to the work of the section aimed to deliver the relevant mandates of the Division and UNEP in a context of sustainable development and supervise the staff to implement the relevant activities; Planning, co-coordinating and mobilizing resources to implement programmes and activities related to thematic assessments, working with partner institutions and networks of experts that will enhance the scientific credibility of UNEP's assessment programme. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in an area of environmental science or natural resources management, with particular emphasis on the ability to understand and synthesize the many branches of environmental knowledge; PhD an asset. At least 10 years progressively responsible experience in environmental assessment and reporting, planning or resource management; proven experience of progressive responsibility for environmental assessment at international or regional level, including capacity building and partnership development in the last five years is required. Closing date: 3/10/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM- UNEP-38565-R-NAIROBI (X)
*SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER NEW YORK
A Sustainable Development Officer (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: Monitors and analyzes partnerships development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and sustainable development issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions; coordinates the Division's partnerships and knowledge management programmes. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in sustainable development, economics, engineering, law, social sciences, public policy or related field. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in a broad range of sustainable development or economic and social development issues is required. Experience in supporting, monitoring and reporting on partnerships and voluntary commitments for sustainable development, as well as in networking and creating communities of practice in sustainable development areas with multiple constituencies, in the context of public international organizations and their governing bodies is desirable. Closing date: 3/10/15. Vacancy no: 15-ECO-DESA-39525-R-NEW YORK (R)
****************************** *INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT FOR UNDP-GEF MIDTERM REVIEW BEIJING, CHINA
The United Nations Development Programme seeks an International Consultant. The MTR team will consist of two independent consultants that will conduct the MTR - one international consultant as the team leader and one national consultant as team expert. The MTR team will first conduct a document review of project documents (i.e. PIF, UNDP Initiation Plan, Project Document, ESSP, Project Inception Report, PIRs, Finalized GEF focal area Tracking Tools, Project Appraisal Committee meeting minutes, Financial and Administration guidelines used by Project Team, project operational guidelines, manuals and systems, etc.) provided by the Project Team and Commissioning Unit. REQUIRES: A Master's degree in natural sciences, or other closely related field. Work experience in relevant technical areas for at least 10 years. Recent experience with result-based management evaluation methodologies. Experience applying SMART targets and reconstructing or validating baseline scenarios. Experience working with the GEF or GEF-evaluations. Experience in gender sensitive evaluation and analysis. Please apply online at http://jobs.undp.org/. Closing date: 2/28/15.
****************************** *ASIA REGIONAL DIRECTOR ASIA
Room to Read is seeking an Asia Regional Director. Organization Profile: Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond. We are non-governmental, non-religious and work with many local NGOs and community based organizations to implement our programs. We currently work in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia - countries with a desperate lack of resources to educate their children. Since our inception, Room to Read's worldwide team has impacted over 7.8 million children by constructing more than 1,700 schools, establishing over 16,000 libraries, publishing 882 new children's book titles in 27 local languages, and reaching over 25,000 girls through our Girls' Education program. Room to Read has an annual budget of approximately US$44 million and our global staff numbers over 600. Our global headquarters is located in San Francisco, and we have smaller fundraising offices in Delhi, New York, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Sydney, and Tokyo. We have program offices in Colombo, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kathmandu, Lusaka, New Delhi, Pretoria, Phnom Penh, and Vientiane. Position Overview: This position is part of the International Operations team. The Asia Regional Director provides both leadership and support to seven country teams engaged in all aspects of Room to Read's operations including program planning and budgeting; ongoing project implementation and monitoring; and the finance and accounting, human resources, compliance and administrative functions. The position reports directly to the Chief of International Operations (CoIO) in the Global Office in San Francisco and supervises seven Country Directors in South and Southeast Asia as well as three Country Operations Managers. This position is based in Asia, requiring frequent travel throughout the region. Duties & Responsibilities: Strategic Management: Lead and be accountable for Room to Read programs in the 7 countries in the Asia Region. Work closely with the Global Office Management team to set Country office program strategy and direction, recommend resource allocation among and within countries, and maintain deep knowledge and understanding of the educational context in the region and individual countries. Ensure that country strategies are effectively implemented, monitored and evaluated including leading expansion and contraction processes. Develop and facilitate cross-country learning and knowledge management to enable sharing across the organization. Recommend for program and process improvements to Chief of International Operations and other relevant Global Office staff. Communicate regularly with the Chief of International Operations and other relevant Global Office staff on important issues and events related to Regional and Country Office operations - including program implementation; legal, financial and human resource issues; donor, local government and external relations; and new program opportunities, including local fundraising. Program Development, Implementation and Management: Oversee Country Directors to ensure day to day management and oversight of all Room to Read programs and operations in Asia driving overall accountability for the achievement of Country Office goals. Lead Country Office teams in developing annual plans and budgets, ensuring that such plans align with Room to Read's Strategic Plan; appropriate staffing structures, roles and responsibilities; and efficient use of resources. Monitor and support the implementation of quality programming, delivery against plans, and management of risk to ensure accountability against stated objectives. Financial and Resource Management and Oversight: Oversee systemic budget monitoring in the Country Offices and ensure necessary support or corrective actions are taken as needed to improve financial accountability. In collaboration with internal audit, monitor compliance with organization-wide operating policies; ensure each Country Office has adequate internal financial and program controls, and recommend additional controls as necessary. Work with Country Directors and Manager of Legal Operations to ensure all legal and compliance issues related to Room to Read's international corporate and charitable registrations and reporting requirements. Human Resource Management and Organizational Development: Lead the recruitment process for Country Director-level positions and assist Country Directors with recruitment of key staff. Ensure that new Country Office staff receive a proper orientation and ongoing training as needed. Identify Regional and key Country Office staff capacity-building and professional development needs and assist Human Resources team with sourcing of support to address the needs. Assist Country Directors with development of annual performance plans, provide regular feedback on performance, and undertake formal performance reviews when desirable/ required. Provide input on regional human resource growth plan for the organization, including developing and monitoring HR policies, employee handbooks and administration policies for in-country operations. Representation and External Relations: Represent Room to Read to governments and other important stakeholders as needed and appropriate. In collaboration with Development and Partner services, support all aspects of major donor grants including prospecting, decision- making, proposal development, grant management and reporting. Attend Room to Read conferences and meetings as necessary and assist in planning and facilitating regional conferences as needed. Security and Risk Management: Support Country Directors in the management and implementation of safety and security protocols and policies. Ensures timely communications relating to security or other critical country events between the Country Office and the Global office. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master's degree required or higher preferred. A minimum of 15 years of professional experience, several being in an International NGO environment. Experience in the international educational field. A strong background in capacity building. A balance of program technical skills (community driven programming) and strong participatory management experience. Proven experience in program development, fundraising and networking. Prior experience living and working in Asia will be particular advantage. Fluency in verbal and written English; knowledge of one or more Asian languages preferred. Strong management/ supervisory skills and documented success in staff coaching and mentoring. Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people. Proven track record of achieving results among staff with varied skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Proven ability to prioritize and multi-task and to clearly communicate priorities and deadlines. Strong collaborative nature with a commitment to "matrixed" as well as "hierarchal" management. Willingness and ability to travel frequently (at least 50% of the time), occasionally on short notice. Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization. Effectiveness in working or volunteering in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead. To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also: Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact an up-and-coming non-profit organization. Be an innovative and creative thinker; you're not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so. Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness. Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction. Work well independently as well as part of a team. Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment. Compensation: Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing the world through the lifelong gift of education. TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume by email, with "Asia Regional Director" in the subject line, (no letters, calls, faxes, or drop-ins) to asiahiring@roomtoread.org. Due to high applicant volume you may not receive a response from Room to Read. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Room to Read is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.
****************************** *COUNTRY OPERATIONS MANAGER SOUTH EAST ASIA
Room to Read is seeking a Country Operations Manager. Organization Profile: Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond. We are non-governmental, non-religious and work with many local NGOs and community based organizations to implement our programs. We currently work in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia - countries with a desperate lack of resources to educate their children. Since our inception, Room to Read's worldwide team has impacted over 7.8 million children by constructing more than 1,700 schools, establishing over 16,000 libraries, publishing 882 new children's book titles in 27 local languages, and reaching over 25,000 girls through our Girls' Education program. Room to Read has an annual budget of approximately US$44 million and our global staff numbers over 600. Our global headquarters is located in San Francisco, and we have smaller fundraising offices in Delhi, New York, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Sydney, and Tokyo. We have program offices in Colombo, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kathmandu, Lusaka, New Delhi, Pretoria, Phnom Penh, and Vientiane. Position Overview: This position is part of the International Operations team. The Country Operations Manager, South East Asia (SEA) is primarily responsible for overall coordination and support to Country Directors and Country Management Teams (CMTs) in the annual planning and budgeting process and in the implementation of monitoring, reporting, and accountability and learning systems in order to ensure quality, efficiency, effectiveness and impact of RtR's country programs. The position supports the alignment and linkages between country teams and Global Office teams that are responsible for technical support and building the capacity of country teams to contextualize and deliver effective and quality programs. The position is based in either of the program countries in SEA (Cambodia, Laos or Vietnam) 50% time focused on Laos with a preference to be based there and reports directly to the Asia Regional Director. Duties & Responsibilities: Strategy & Planning: Support situational analyses and geographical targeting exercises as an essential part of adjusting the country programme to the fast-changing context to help achieve RtR's goals. Support Country Offices in the development and analysis of annual plans and budget. Monitor and track execution of annual planning and budgeting, encouraging the use of monitoring data to foster improvement in program quality. Encourage collaborative behavior across country teams in working towards the delivery of the annual plans and budgets, improving coordination, communication and maximizing the cooperation between country offices and the Global Office. Maintain high level knowledge and information on country context in education, government, political, safety and security, and economic events and trends. Management and Coordination: Support the CMT to maximize planning, monitoring, support, reporting, accountability and learning systems to manage programs effectively. Encourage the CMT to openly recognize and manage risk, set clear quality and accountability standards and support transparency in decision making processes. Triage issues for Asia Regional Director action. Identify and coordinate support needs from other departments as needed (HR, Finance, Technical, Admin). Monitor and communicate major country news including safety and security, travel warnings, political, economic, or social events that impact the Country Office. Program Implementation and Monitoring: Identify core capabilities/ capacity needs across country programmes, liaising with the GO technical teams to plan and support capacity building for staff. Review and analyze ongoing, monthly, quarterly and annual reports/data to identify best practices, challenges and support needs. Encourage constant focus on solutions and results, active learning, sharing of knowledge and innovation for cost efficient, effective and sustainable alternatives that will impact more children. Monitor program implementation through visits, implementation calendar tracking and regular communications. Identify operational or program quality issues and alert Director or technical team as appropriate. Ensure that partnership agreements with NGOs and government accurately reflect the realistic capacities of both parties; optimal efficiency and effectiveness; and the strategic priorities of Room to Read. Budget Management: Help country programme become more cost efficient, working with CMTs to set efficiency targets, identify areas where changes can be made and devise strategies to manage costs. Analyze, review and provide feedback on quarterly forecasts with Finance and Country Office. HR/Personnel: In coordination with HR, analyze and respond to staffing models, competency models, and other Human Resources tools designed to improve effectiveness and efficiency. Support on-boarding and orientation of new staff for operational related activities. Development/ Fundraising: Support development of grant proposals as requested. Monitor, track and support external reporting to donors for quality, timeliness and accuracy. Support coordination of donor site visits and treks. Respond to Development department requests for information. Communications: In collaboration with Communications, review Country Office information and communications materials as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Related B.Sc./B.A. or equivalent degree; master's degree preferred. A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the related field. Strong planning and budgetary skills. Project implementation experience. Willingness and ability to travel frequently regionally and internationally, approximately 30%. Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people. Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization. Proven track record of achieving results. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative. Preferred: Significant experience living and working in one or more SEA countries. To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also: Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization. Be an innovative and creative thinker; you're not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so. Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness. Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction. Work well independently as well as part of a team. Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment. Compensation: Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include 13th month bonus, retirement benefits such as Provident Fund, medical insurance, performance bonus etc. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume by email, with "Country Operations Manager - SEA" in the subject line, (no letters, calls, faxes, or drop-ins) to asiahiring@roomtoread.org. Due to high applicant volume, we regret that we are not able to send personalized responses to all applicants. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.
****************************** *PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERT AS COUNTRY COORDINATOR AND PROJECT MANAGER "HOSPITAL ASSISTANCE" ZIMBABWE
SolidarMed is seeking a Public health expert as Country Coordinator and Project Manager "Hospital Assistance". Fixed term appointment (minimum three years); Place of Assignment: Masvingo, Zimbabwe (with frequent dislocations to the project sites in three districts of the province, to Harare as well as occasional travel to other sites). Start of duties: 01 February 2015, with a certain flexibility. Purpose of the position: Direct the SolidarMed country program for Zimbabwe and steer its implementation and further development; Coordinate and link with partners, donors, stakeholders and SolidarMed headquarters; Lead policy dialogue, knowledge exchange and networking and promote and/or conduct operational research; Oversee and lead the institutional development of SolidarMed Zimbabwe; Manage and coordinate SolidarMed's hospital assistance project in Zaka and Bikita District. The SolidarMed program: SolidarMed implements a thriving health program in the Districts of Zaka and Bikita, Masvingo Province and will start in a third district in the same province in 2015. Currently, the program consists of the following components: Decentralized HIV and TB diagnosis, treatment and care; Maternal and Neonatal Health; Hospital assistance Musiso and Silveira Mission Hospitals; Operational research and policy dialogue. The position comprises both the overall coordination of the country program and direct implementation of the Hospital Assistance Project. Key tasks and responsibilities as Country Coordinator: Assume the overall direction and coordination of the SolidarMed country program; Orient the institutional and programmatic development of SolidarMed Zimbabwe, especially for the next 3 year program period starting in 2015; Represent SolidarMed towards partners, stakeholders and employees; Ensure the adequate use of project cycle management tools; Coach and supervise project managers and administrative staff; Promote public health best practices; Promote operational research initiatives of team members and/or conduct operational research and link with competence and research networks. Report to SolidarMed headquarters. Key tasks and responsibilities as Project Manager "Hospital assistance Musiso and Silveira": Assume the implementation, overall management and further development of the SolidarMed project "Hospital assistance Musiso and Silveira;" Ensure coordination and effective communication with partners and stakeholders; Ensure adequate use of all aspects of project cycle management tools; Ensure project monitoring, elaborate and share lessons learnt with policy makers, stakeholders, partners and other hospitals in Zimbabwe; Contribute to fundraising (by writing the annual Project Description) and the strategic development of the project; Ensure that good quality reports are sent on time to SolidarMed headquarters. To best fit into our interdisciplinary team, we expect the following QUALIFICATIONS: Public health expert (Master in Public Health) with work experience in Sub Saharan Africa (clinical experience in HIV/Tb/MNCH patient management would be a plus). High social competence and intercultural sensitivity. Adept at and accustomed to using project cycle management tools. Experience in management including planning and human resources management. At least basic knowledge of the principles of operational research. Ability to assume leadership and responsibility in a team with flat hierarchies. You are dynamic, hands on and develop initiatives. Ability to live and work in a semi urban context. Language skills: Excellent English (written and spoken); German would be an asset. Other: SolidarMed offers an attractive benefit package, professional development opportunities and stimulating linkages with competence networks. Semi urban African setting. Family posting possible, but no international schools available. SolidarMed is a medium size NGO, dynamic, flexible and with a clear vision. It is linked to bilateral organizations, universities, and other NGOs. TO APPLY: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. Further information can be obtained by calling Dr. Pfeiffer at SolidarMed or sending an email to jobs@solidarmed.ch. Applications are accepted in electronic format only, and with the reference "Country Coordinator Zimbabwe". Please send your application with CV (including your age and a photo) and a short letter of motivation to: jobs@solidarmed.ch. Closing date: 1/15/15. Contact: SolidarMed Luzern, Obergrundstrasse 97, CH - 6005 Luzern, Tel.: +41 / 41 310 66 60, www.solidarmed.ch.
****************************** *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.
****************************** *NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SENIOR OFFICER WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Natural Resource Management Senior Officer. 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 Program Advancement team contributes to realizing this purpose by: Feeding, integrating and replicating Pact's technical expertise across the organization; Setting standards for quality programming; Representing and marketing Pact's technical competencies externally; Supporting new business development and program design; Planning and overseeing the implementation of core competency capacity building investments in Pact's global program teams; Contributing to the organization's ability to think and act strategically at all times; Working collaboratively on cross-cutting technical issues. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Director of Governance, the Natural Resource Management Senior Officer is responsible for integrating key environmental priorities into Pact's programming. Pact's approach to NRM lies at the intersection between developing good local governance systems and creating sustainable livelihood alternatives. Pact's focus areas within NRM are environmental governance, climate change adaptation, land use planning, land rights and tenure, community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), and capacity development of local, regional, and national environmental actors. Key Responsibilities: Lead the technical excellence of Pact in natural resource management and environmental governance, including developing an integrated approach. Provide intellectual leadership to Pact by staying abreast of trends and research findings and disseminating them to country offices and relevant communities of practice. Play a representational role for Pact in relevant forums and working with field offices to increase their representation in global, regional, and local events. Provide technical assistance to field offices so that they better understand and are better able to meet industry standards and expectations of donors. Document and disseminate best practices internally. Play a key role in defining new business development by leading the technical design on related projects, ensuring that all relevant proposals are technically sound and capitalize upon Pact's worldwide knowledge base. Network with donors to gather intelligence on up-coming funding opportunities. Help organize and lead a robust internal community of practice that ensures continuous learning across field offices as well as across all levels of Pact. Providing operational and administrative support to projects as needed; coordinating timely and comprehensive responses to country teams' requests and needs. Maintaining good knowledge of project issues, operations, and working environment. Traveling to country offices to provide support as needed. Other related tasks. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Documented success in fund raising; Experience in land use planning in Africa and/or SE Asia; Experience on climate change issues, including climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and sustainable alternative livelihoods creation; Relevant experience in environmental governance programming; Experience using approaches for analyzing and strengthening systems of development actors; Familiarity with USAID, DFID, EU and other bi and multilateral donors. Ability to travel internationally. Willingness to travel up to 40% of the year. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree or higher in environmental science, land use planning, environmental governance, sustainable management, or other relevant subject area, and at least 6 years of relevant experience. Experience in the area of institutional capacity-building in the environmental sector. Project management experience in Africa or SE Asia. Documented thought leadership within the development sector; publication of relevant journal articles or technical reports. A working knowledge of the mining sector, its environmental impacts, and rehabilitation practices. Fluent English and proficiency in at least one other language. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0167. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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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.
*PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER PARIS
A Programme Management Officer (P-3) is sought in Paris. Duties: Manage all aspects of the implementation of the Sustainable Building and Climate Initiative (SBCI). Organize the preparation and implementation of the SBCI annual cycle of work. Prepare and organize the AGM, monitor and report on the budget, ensure coordinator with UNEP management and relevance to UNEP programme of work. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in engineering, architecture, environmental or business management or related area. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in handling the environmental aspects of sustainable buildings and construction is required. Programme/ project development, management and co- ordination experience, especially from UN and/or at the international level is an asset. Closing date: 3/1/15. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNEP-39611-R-PARIS (X)
*PROGRAMME PLANNING OFFICER NEW YORK
A Programme Planning Officer (P-4) is sought in New York. The Programme Officer will develop, monitor, and analyze support requirements for coordinated support to field missions in the initial start-up, crisis, transition, and downsizing phases of a Mission. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, public administration, engineering, law, programme management related to field support in peace operations, or a related field is required. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or a related area is required. Experience, in the provision of support operations or in an area associated with peace operations is desired. Experience in analytical and situational awareness functions in complex environments is desirable. Closing date: 2/28/15. Vacancy no: 14-MPA- DFS-38629-R-NEW YORK (X)
*ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER NIAMEY
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in Niamey. Duties: Collect information to prepare country and sub-regional profiles that include risk analysis for African member States under the purview of the SRO-WA. Contribute to the development and maintenance of sub-regional repositories of statistical information that feed into the ECA common databank and support all analytical and research needs of the Commission. Determine the data needs and requirements for the work of the SRO-WA. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, business administration, statistics, or related field is required. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in development policy, economic research, policy analysis and formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area is required. Experience at the international level is desirable. Experience in analyzing trends and policy challenges emerging in developing countries and knowledge society is desirable. Closing date: 2/28/15. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-ECA-39674- R-NIAMEY(G)
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