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International Development and Assistance

Issue Dated May 8, 2015


Copyright 2015. All rights reserved. This information or any parts thereof may not be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of the Publisher. Lisa L. Hystad, Publisher.

PLAN INTERNATIONAL USA WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA welcomes applicants who are looking for an exciting new challenge in their career. If you are eager to make a difference in the world and want your next job to be dedicated to supporting communities as they break the cycle of poverty, one of the following positions may be for you. We are looking for people who want to be part of a dynamic, diverse and growing team, who aren't afraid to take risks, and who believe failure is the forerunner of innovation. If you have experience writing technical proposals for USAID work we look forward to hearing from you. These are full time positions offering competitive packages and are all based in our Washington, DC office. Plan also offers a collaborative and engaging work atmosphere with the opportunity to exchange ideas, opinions, and views with a diverse and passionate workforce.
SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR, EDUCATION WASHINGTON, DC
The Senior Technical Advisor is a member of Leadership, Capacity Building, Education and Protection Practice Area. S/he will be responsible for a portfolio of work within the Practice, but mainly focused on two immediate needs: helping identify and explore new business opportunities from institutional, foundation, and multilateral donors in an effort to maximize Plan's revenue and influence in the education programming sector; and providing technical direction and oversight to grant funded projects. Additionally, s/he will participate in related research, documentation and dissemination efforts, representing Plan at sector meetings and events when appropriate. The position will also engage with Plan's Federation-wide technical network in education. The Practice as a whole focuses on leadership and capacity building, education work including community engagement in education, literacy, teaching, early childhood care and development, and gender and inclusion in education in developing country environment. Plan seeks to fill these positions as quickly as possible. For detailed job descriptions and to apply (cover letter and resume) please visit our career section at: www.planusa.org/jobopps.
SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR, HEALTH WASHINGTON, DC
The Senior Technical Advisor is a member of Plan's Water, Sanitation, and Health (WSH) Practice Area. S/he will be responsible for a portfolio of work within the Practice, but mainly focused on two immediate needs: helping identify and explore new business opportunities from institutional, foundation, and multilateral donors in an effort to maximize Plan's revenue and influence in the health programming sector; and providing technical direction and oversight to grant funded projects. Additionally, s/he will participate in related research, documentation and dissemination efforts, representing Plan at sector meetings and events when appropriate. The position will also engage with Plan's Federation-wide health technical network. The Practice as a whole focuses on global health and WASH issues, including reproductive health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, health systems strengthening, water, sanitation and hygiene. Plan seeks to fill these positions as quickly as possible. For detailed job descriptions and to apply (cover letter and resume) please visit our career section at: www.planusa.org/jobopps.
DIRECTOR, FOUNDATION RELATIONS WASHINGTON, DC
The Director of Foundation Relations is a senior member of the Business Development Unit, directly contributing to the pursuit of the organization's ambitious funding growth targets to support Plan International's child-centered community development efforts in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The Director will refine and implement a Foundation Relations team strategy for the cultivation and stewardship of US-based foundation donor prospects and partnerships, the development and submission of foundation funding requests, and the growth of the foundation funding portfolio of Plan International USA and the Plan International federation. Maintenance and growth of the foundation funding portfolio will contribute to a five-year strategy, helping to diversify Plan's funding base and expand its work with children and communities worldwide. Plan seeks to fill these positions as quickly as possible. For detailed job descriptions and to apply (cover letter and resume) please visit our career section at: www.planusa.org/jobopps.
****************************** DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY - PARTNERS FOR LEARNING / EDUCATION HAITI - PORT-AU-PRINCE
CARE is seeking a talented Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) who will work under the supervision of the COP, Partners for Learning / Education (P4L/E) and forms part of the P4L/E. Language Requirement: English, French. Employee Duration: Active Full-Time. Type of Post: Accompanied - Family. Funding: Approved. He / she should have significant experience in managing program, financial, and administrative units for organizations with multiple operations and understanding of program/project management in general. Given the size of the project and the amount of operational and financial transactions (long-term and annual planning, recruitment, procurement, grants, accounting, etc.) that will be required under this project, the DCOP will support the quality functioning of operational, logistical and financial aspects of the program, ensuring compliance and accountability with donor and CARE policy and regulations. He / she will work closely with the COP, the CARE Haiti Grants & Compliance Manager and Financial Analyst assigned to P4L/E, the P4L/E Program Officer to ensure fiscal and operational management of the project and with the respective technical coordinators to ensure effective program planning and implementation in line with approved budgets and procurement plans. Primary Responsibilities: Staff management; Procurement management and budget management support; Operations management; Strategic leadership support; Emergency preparation & response. Primary Skills: Bachelor and Master's Degree in International Development or a relevant field (or equivalent); 8-10 years of relevant experience preferably with an international NGO or Government of Haiti (GOH) entity working with international donors; Management experience for organizations with international operations; Experience managing operations of large funded projects (e.g. $5 million or larger); Thorough knowledge of budgeting, budget oversight, generally accepted accounting principles and the practical application of financial systems; Experience leading annual and strategic project planning; Strong communication, both oral and written, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop excellent relations with Haitian counterparts and donor officials; Sound understanding of development, education, and protection issues in Haiti; Ability to manage and be a part of teams (multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary and inter-agency); Ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously; Ability to put in place systems to avoid operational challenges and ability to problem solve effectively and creatively. Proven experience in staff supervision, capacity building and coaching. Ability to travel and work within Haiti; Expected Travel: up to 30%. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 627. 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.
****************************** POLICY ADVOCATE WASHINGTON, DC
CARE USA has an opportunity for a Policy Advocate to contribute to the formulation of CARE's policy positions on priority issues and participates on one or more Issue Teams to support the development and implementation of CARE's global advocacy strategies. Expected Travel: up to 20%. Language Requirement: English. Employee Duration: Active Full-Time. Type of Post: Accompanied - Family. Funding: Approved. In collaboration with the Director of Government Relations and colleagues, the Policy Advocate: Works with external coalition partner(s) to support achievement of advocacy goals; Monitors relevant legislation and regulations and keeps Issue Team(s) apprised of the status; Provides analysis of relevant congressional legislation, administration policies and drafts of CARE policy positions, congressional testimony, talking points and briefs on selected issues; Represents CARE on Capitol Hill and with the Administration, and with NGO coalition partners, and external groups; Provides support for Senior Management meetings on Capitol Hill, with the Administration, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) coalitions, and in international forums as it pertains to the specified issue area; Works with the Policy Advocacy Communications staff to draft internal and external policy communications. Works with the CARE Action Network Field Coordinators and Learning Tours team to advance the team's policy agenda. QUALIFICATIONS (KNOW-HOW): Bachelor's Degree plus 5 years substantive legislative/congressional experience; 3 years international development or related experience; Experience with conflict and emergency situations preferred; Demonstrated ability to implement advocacy strategies within the USG and/or international contexts; Solid background and knowledge of legislative environment on Capitol Hill and related Executive branch departments; Knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding international development assistance policy and programs as well as its accompanying budget and appropriations processes; Excellent organizational, written and oral skills; Sound computer knowledge and skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 627. 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.
****************************** ACADEMIC ADVISOR - MULTIPLE POSITIONS CHENGDU, GUANGZHOU OR CHONGQING, CHINA
Great China International Education is seeking energetic, creative and dedicated professionals who are passionate about education to join our team. These positions are ideal for individuals who are passionate about international education and have the desire to work and live abroad. A Bachelor's degree in a related field is required for all positions. All candidates for Academic Advisor positions must have graduated from a top 50 US university so they can share their experience with students that are eager to have similar experiences. Our Academic Advisor positions work in our Elite Program and help guide students from China to the Ivy Leagues. The Academic Advisors are responsible for providing high quality academic advising and guidance to help students achieve their educational and professional goals. They work with high school students and help prepare them for life in the US by editing monthly essays, coaching students on how to gain volunteer experience and be active leaders in their community, guiding students to choosing the major that best suits their personality and career aspirations, recommending colleges and universities and mentoring students with a holistic approach to help best prepare them for education in the U.S. The Academic Advisors provide workshops for their students on topics related to college preparation such as Fundamentals to Essay Writing, American Culture, Selecting a Major, Choosing a College and many more! There is currently a team of Academic Advisors working in Chengdu, but as the demand for Chinese students to study abroad goes up, so does the need for Academic Advisors. If you remember how difficult it was for you to apply for universities and think that you would be able to successfully help prepare our eager students to study abroad, apply for the Academic Advisor position. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Counsel applicants to American universities and colleges on application tactics and targets based on an in-depth qualification assessment. Hold workshops regarding writing skills, American culture, American colleges and college majors and related topics. Provide guidance and revisions to improve all application essays and to develop application materials such as the list of extracurricular activities to promote students' background and personal development. Conduct mock interviews for Chinese high school applicants and provide assessment feedback to help improve their interview performance. Assist in regular staff trainings on admissions to top American universities and colleges. Participate in various marketing activities and events, such as public lectures, educational fairs and conferences. REQUIREMENTS: Possess a Bachelor's degree or above, preferably in education, social work, English literature, history, political science, psychology, philosophy, sociology, business or any related field. Graduated from top tier university or college, preferably the Ivies. Work with strong ethics, excellent planning and organization skills and ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. Have a strong passion for and commitment to international education. Perform other related responsibilities as requested. About Us: Great China International Education is an education company based in Chengdu, China, that provides study and work abroad opportunities and various educational and cultural services pertaining to China and the United States. We have been verified by the Chinese Ministry of Education Industry and Commerce and have branches located in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Kunming, Hainan and Chongqing. Furthermore, we are registered in the U.S., with offices in Dallas, New York and Phoenix. In 2012, we launched a new initiative - the True China Exchange Program (TCEP) in order to promote cross-cultural exchange and mutual understanding between the West and China. This program has successfully brought international graduates, working professionals and international students to teach English as a Second Language and AP courses as well as Ivy League graduates to mentor our students. We have received excellent feedback from our staff from the US and our Chinese students. Now we are actively recruiting more applicants for the next term in Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou & Chongqing! Benefits: We offer a competitive salary, provide an accommodation stipend, flight reimbursement, work visa, health insurance, contract completion bonus, free Chinese lessons, personal assistant, monthly cultural activities with staff and free airport pick-up service. If you are interested in applying, please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to teachinchina@truechina.org. In the subject box, please put the position you are interested in. Example: subject box "Academic Advisor". A recommendation letter and references will be required upon request. Also feel free to visit our website at http://work.truechina.org/work/Contentdetails/?alais=AcademicAdvisor, our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/truechina1 or our LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/company/greatchina-international-education.
****************************** Program Director, Integrated NTD Control New York, NY
Established in 1915 with Helen Keller as a founding trustee, Helen Keller International (HKI) is dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the world's most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Headquartered in New York City, HKI currently conducts programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia, as well as in the United States. Renowned for its reliability, efficiency and high level of technical expertise, HKI promotes the development of sustainable, large-scale programs that deliver effective preventative and curative services for nutrition, eye health and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The hallmark of the organization's work is its proven success in developing, testing and scaling-up health interventions, and integrating them within government and community structures to support and build local capacity and sustainable solutions. Background: HKI has established itself as a leader in integrated NTD control/ elimination efforts at the national, regional and global levels and has strong NTD expertise throughout the organization. The overarching approach guiding HKI's integrated NTD programs involves preventive chemotherapy (PCT) through mass drug administration (MDA) at the national scale to address onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, soil transmitted helminths and trachoma. HKI is also a global leader in morbidity management efforts to mitigate the disability and disfigurement caused by trichiasis, hydrocele and lymphedema. For our PCT work, HKI supports MDA in 6 countries in Africa (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Sierra Leone) as a subgrantee within two USAID centrally funded projects, ENVISION and END in Africa. HKI also serves as the prime for a Conrad N. Hilton Foundation (CNHF) grant to eliminate blinding trachoma in Mali and Niger through a multi-prong effort that includes surgery, provision of antibiotics and community education to promote better hygiene and environmental sanitation ("SAFE" strategy. In this latter project, HKI works in close coordination with other CNHF funded trachoma partners, The Carter Center, Sightsavers and projects funded by the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (QEDJT) in Nigeria and Tanzania. HKI is seeking a Program Director to lead and participate in the successful implementation of a project portfolio that currently includes the two USAID funded PCT projects and the CNHF funded trachoma project. Functional Relationships: The Program Director reports to the Vice President, NTDs, and will work closely with the Africa Regional NTD Advisor, Regional Directors, and Country Directors. The position directly supervises a team of professional level program and finance staff at headquarters who provide support to country office teams. Country office teams report directly to their Country Director and indirectly to the headquarters program team. In this matrixed structure, everyone must develop and maintain strong relationships and communication protocols to ensure alignment of goals and mutual accountability for country level program implementation. Scope of the Position: The Program Director is responsible for overall management, planning, implementation, technical oversight, personnel, budget and financial oversight of the portfolio. S/he builds partnerships and relationships and works with donors and/or prime partners, ensuring technical and programmatic quality, achievement of planned results, and accurate and timely reporting to the donors. The Program Director also contributes to HKI's ongoing efforts to strengthen program quality and planning, strategic planning and growth within the NTD sector. S/he collaborates with colleagues at all levels to foster harmonization of approaches and lessons learned across countries, representing these projects in particular, both internally and externally with global, regional and national level partners. Specific Responsibilities: Program Planning, Management, and Leadership: Lead and manage all aspects of assigned portfolio, and serve as key point of contact with donors/prime partners and partner organizations. Lead development of all country work plans ensuring they include strong implementation plans, monitoring and evaluation plans, quality assurance and supportive supervision protocols. Lead support team in the: reporting for all projects, ensuring high quality donor reports and project data; preparation and signature of sub- grants; and ensuring compliance with donor regulations and HKI policies and procedures. Appoint, manage and evaluate team of professional-level staff. Delegate authority, consult with and guide staff to achieve goals and ensure accountability to beneficiaries, partners, colleagues and donors. Provide ongoing feedback in a context of mutual respect. Contribute to proposal development to generate new funding. Technical Leadership: Collaborate closely with Africa Regional NTD Advisor to mobilize timely and regular technical support to country level teams, particularly pertaining to high quality programming, data management, and survey implementation. Facilitate country level and regional linkages with other organizations and technical institutions, as needed. Contribute to development of quality, evidence based technical tools and guides at the global level (e.g. through the International Coalition for Trachoma Control) and promote the use of these materials in HKI programs. Program Monitoring: Take overall responsibility for ensuring that HKI country offices provide accurate and timely reporting of project results, and the development and implementation of appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools for different activities. Ensure compliance with standard quality assurance and supportive supervision protocols related to program implementation. Work with team to consolidate country office reports for reporting to the donors. Research and Dissemination of Information: Working closely with Africa Regional NTD Advisor, document, publish and present key programmatic findings and lessons learned. Facilitate regular virtual/face-to-face meetings between country and regional level staff to promote institution learning and knowledge management by sharing of best practices and lessons learned within portfolio countries and across NTD projects. Contribute to PCT and trachoma technical information on HKI website and coordinate dissemination of information through HKI's NTD Community of Practice. Grant Compliance and Budget Control: Working closely with Accounting, Finance, Grants & Contracts units, lead team efforts to ensure donor funds are allocated and managed in accordance with HKI and donor policies and good financial standards. Ensure HQ support team work closely with country teams to: contribute to development of effective financial monitoring and budget tracking systems that link activity implementation to budget monitoring; adhere to HKI's financial monitoring tools; and track budget expenditures over time to ensure budget compliance. Review financial reports for the projects and monitor the project budgeting, activities, and spending. Representation: Represent portfolio at appropriate global and regional meetings and support representation of HKI's NTDs expertise at regional and country level events, as assigned. Facilitate linkages between civil society, government, and international agencies that promote and build awareness of evidence-based approaches to PCT and trachoma programming. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of a master's degree in public health, tropical medicine, epidemiology, health management, or related field; plus A minimum of 10 years' experience successfully managing international projects similar in scope and complexity related to infectious diseases (at least 3 of which must be NTD projects; and 5 in a leadership role); or equivalent combination of education and experience. Significant experience working with USAID funded projects and knowledge of relevant rules and regulations. Demonstrated effectiveness in project planning, high attention to detail, and managing teams for high productivity while promoting team work and partnership. Experience with: quality assurance approaches and essential tools required; relevant social and behavior change communication approaches and tools essential; and gender relevant programming highly desirable. Scientific and research skills, as evidenced by track record of peer-reviewed publications and presentations at international conferences preferred. Effective interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with international organizations, NGO partners, and host country governments. Ability to foster a creative, professional, "open door" management culture; to empower senior staff, managers and staff members to fulfill their potential; and to encourage staff to challenge assumptions. Knowledge and experience of the implementation environment in diverse African settings, including a minimum two years' experience managing complex project activities at the country level. Demonstrated commitment to serve field offices to enhance their capacity to design and implement quality programs. Proven track record contributing to successful business development and proposal efforts that have secured funding from government, non-government and private foundation sources. Full professional proficiency in English with excellent oral and written communications skills. French a distinct advantage; Ability to undertake extensive field travel (approximately 40%). TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to hki.recruitment@hki.org noting the job title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
****************************** REGIONAL DIRECTOR, MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA BEIRUT, LEBANON
Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps over one million children learn through play to create better futures, while driving lasting social change in more than 20 countries each week. Founded in 2000 by social entrepreneur and four-time Olympic gold medalist Johann Olav Koss, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has national fundraising offices in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Regional offices are in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Our programs are facilitated by more than 600 international staff and 16,000 local volunteer Coaches. JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Senior Director, International Programs, the Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will be a visible and inspirational leader with proven experience in growing and scaling regional operations of an organization and building leadership capabilities that are aligned to the organizational culture and strategic plan. Specifically, the Regional Director, MENA provides programmatic and operational oversight of Right To Play programming in MENA, most notably Jordan, Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza). Skilled at talent management, the Regional Director, MENA knows how to build, train, retain and grow successful and diverse teams. With a sound understanding of Right To Play's core thematic pillars of education, health and building peaceful communities, and technical know-how and understanding re: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Child Safeguarding and Gender, the Regional Director, MENA will support Country Managers in the development and refinement of Country Strategic Plans, and ensure the work of regional and country specialists and focal points is well coordinated and supported. A strong operations manager, the Regional Director, MENA will ensure that operational plans are well developed and implemented in accordance with Right To Play policies and procedures and donor agreements, and that safety and security is prioritized through the region. As the most senior Right To Play staff person in the region, the Regional Director, MENA will represent the organization in various forums, and coach and support Country Managers within their respective countries of operation. The Regional Director, MENA will have several direct reports including Country Managers, Regional Program Manager, and Regional Finance Officer. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with the International Programs team - most notably Program Operations, Global Program Development and Quality, and Institutional Partnerships - and also Human Resources and Finance teams at the Global Office in Toronto, and fundraising centres globally. The Regional Director, MENA is based at the MENA Regional Office in Beirut and requires travel within the region, Europe and North America of approximately 30% of the time. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Job Responsibility #1: Talent Management and Leadership (30% of Time): Provide motivational and inspirational leadership to staff throughout the region and act as the regional ambassador and champion for Right To Play. Directly manage a team of regional office staff with technical expertise and Country Managers in 3 countries throughout the region. Exhibit and promote use of best practices in talent management; in collaboration with the Program Operations and Human Resources teams, identify the necessary capacities, and develop the skill base of key staff within the region; develop and oversee individual annual work plans, and succession and development plans, and performance appraisals. Job Responsibility #2: Planning and Management (30% of time): With support from the Program Operations team, assume responsibility in the development of regional operational plans and the implementation of plans to ensure expenditures, activities and deliverables are within project scope, budget and timeline, and are coherent with organizational policies and procedures, and donor agreements; determine where adjustment or internal communication is necessary. Oversee safety and security throughout the region; in collaboration with the Program Operations team, ensure the enhancement of Safety and Security Management Teams, the delivery of regular training, and the development, refinement and adherence to standard operating procedures; regularly monitor and report critical updates. In collaboration with the Program Operations team, oversee the development and finalization of narrative and financial reports to donors. Oversee and support Country Managers to ensure that all legal operational requirements of the region are met. Oversee the organization and implementation of regular regional meetings; engage in regular supervisory and support visits of countries throughout the region. In collaboration with Program Operations, Finance and Human Resources teams, initiate internal audit and disciplinary procedures, as required. Job Responsibility #3: Program Development and Quality (25% of time): Support Country Managers in making decisions on growth areas and new programmatic or thematic directions - and develop revenue models and associated budgets - in line with the organizational strategic plan, and regional and country priorities; in close collaboration with the Global Program Development and Quality team, support Country Managers in the development, review, refinement and delivery of Country Strategic Plans. Collaborate with country teams to develop and deepen programmatic thinking and design; in collaboration with the Global Program Development and Quality team, design innovative programs that better address the needs of children and youth in the region. Coordinate the implementation of core programmatic models at the country level, and ensure that staff capacity for quality programming is strengthened. In collaboration with the Regional Program Manager and the Global Program Development and Quality team, support the work of regional and country technical specialists and focal points, including Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Training and Capacity Building, Child Safeguarding and Gender. In collaboration with the Global Program Development and Quality, and Program Operations teams, and with other regions, learn from program implementation and modify methodology and tools to represent best practices as they evolve. Share best practices and lessons learned with the International Programs team and with counterpart Regional Directors. Job Responsibility #4: Representation and Restricted Revenue Generation (15% of Time): As the most senior Right To Play staff person in the region, represent the organization in various forums, including the public and private sectors, with partners and donors/ potential donors and with colleagues; coach and support Country Managers to effectively represent the organization within their countries of operation. Enhance and/or identify/develop partnerships of regional importance; support Country Managers in the enhancement and/or identification/development of partnerships of national importance. Understand interests and emerging trends within the donor community, and oversee the documentation/summarization and sharing of these practices and standards with the Institutional Partnerships team as well as other fundraising centres globally. In collaboration with the Institutional Partnerships team, communicate the funding options and priorities for the region. In collaboration with the Institutional Partnerships team, oversee the development of proposals to acquire grants/restricted sources of revenues from governments, multi-laterals and corporations; assume accountability for 20% of the revenue generated in the operational budgets for 2017 and 2018. EDUCATION / TRAINING / CERTIFICATION: Master's degree in International Development, or relevant discipline, with strong experience. EXPERIENCE: 10-15 years in international development or related field in senior management role. Team leadership and talent management. Regional representation with public and private sectors. Partnership development. Strategic planning, and translating a strategic plan into an operational plan. Operational plan development and execution. Successful generation and implementation of restricted grants, and positioning organization in a competitive setting. Results-based management. Experience and understanding of the MENA region. COMPETENCIES / PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES: Ability to recognize strong performers and develop staff. Know how to manage remotely. Effective problem solving and decision making ability. Understand project management cycle and lead through execution. Set priorities and hold others accountable. Build strong relationships with all stakeholders. Mentor and coach direct - and indirect reports, as relevant - for motivation, inspiration and development. Comfortable with public speaking and with senior-level government and executives. Demonstrates a high degree of diplomacy and regularly exercises sound judgment. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Knowledge and understanding of the international development and humanitarian sector including key stakeholders and international conventions. Ability to lead and guide the regional budgeting process, effectively manage and analyze regional budgets. Ability to steward existing donors and build new funding relationships. Knowledge and skill in coaching direct reports and providing support to indirect reports as required. Knowledge of the history of the region, and adversity facing children and youth in the region. Excellent oral and written communication. Understanding and belief in gender equality and the need for positive gender role models male and female. Identifies and pursues opportunities to build and strengthen partnerships and alliances that are mutually advantageous and support the strategic interests of Right To Play. LANGUAGES: Fluent in written and spoken English; fluency in written and spoken Arabic and French is an asset. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Understanding of sport for development and peace (SDP) methodology. Understanding of child and youth development, and Right To Play thematic areas of enhancing quality educating, transforming health practices and building peaceful communities. Ability to travel to Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza). Compensation: We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Employment Start Date: No later than October 5, 2015. Contract Duration: Two years. HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: hr@righttoplay.com and kindly include "Regional Director, MENA" and your name in the subject line. Please indicate your salary expectations in the cover letter. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Right To Play is a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.righttoplay.com.
****************************** Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, South Sudan Community Engagement Project Juba, South Sudan
Pact seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager for an anticipated three-year USAID-funded community driven development program that will engage a range of different types of communities in South Sudan and inform the design of future developmental interventions. The M&E Manager will lead project monitoring, evaluation, learning and research efforts. S/he shall develop monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets and a plan to evaluate performance and produce timely, accurate and complete reporting. Under his/her guidance, the project will utilize monitoring data to maximize learning and program impact. This position is contingent upon funding. Specific Duties and Responsibilities; Develop and oversee the implementation of the project monitoring and evaluation plan (MEP). Lead a Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) approach. Lead the development of relevant M&E tools and platforms, and provide M&E specific technical training, mentoring, and coaching to CSO partners. Provide leadership for all assessments (baseline, midline, endline) and research activities, including developing terms of reference and protocols for any externally commissioned MER work. Develop strong monitoring and evaluation data collection and analysis systems to ensure that program interventions are effective. Strengthen availability and use of high quality data for decision making at all levels of the project. Strengthen Pact and CSO partners' data management and quality improvement systems, ensuring that data is audit worthy and readily available. Where problems exist, support the identification of solutions. Lead and maintain a knowledge management system for the project, across all project components and partners. Contribute to program reports for submission to donor. Support program staff and senior management to use data to make informed and timely decisions related to program implementation. Remain up to date on good practices and developments in M&E of community-driven development programs in order to ensure program quality and impact. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum eight (8) years of experience in managing monitoring and evaluation for international projects (preferably in post conflict environments and/or in Africa). Minimum five (5) years of experience working in transitional situations. Previous experience working with USAID-funded projects is a plus. University degree in public administration, M&E, social science, management or a related field. Fluency in written and spoken English is required. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number:15-0062. 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, Community Engagement Project Juba, South Sudan
Please Note: South Sudan is an unaccompanied post. Pact seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated three-year USAID-funded community driven development program that will engage a range of different types of communities in South Sudan and inform the design of future developmental interventions. The COP provides leadership, management, and strategic direction for the entire project. This position is responsible for guiding senior technical staff and for ensuring the responsiveness and quality of work along with efficient use of resources and achievement of results. The COP has the final authority within the project team for decisions related to technical, management, and resource allocation and personnel issues. In carrying out these responsibilities the COP works in partnership with USAID key stakeholders, local national and community level organizations, international and local project partners, and project staff. This position is contingent upon funding. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Provide strategic direction and technical leadership to produce required project results and deliverables, and overall management of the operational, financial, and administrative aspects of the project. Function as the primary liaison between USAID, local organizations and other partners and stakeholders. Create management systems in line with Pact's standard operating procedures consistent with the needs of the project and USAID. Work with staff and partners to translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans. Direct and oversee planning and budgeting processes and preparation of quarterly and annual project activity reports. Monitor the progress and pace of project implementation, assuring that the full potential of the program is realized through the promotion of high quality work and internal cost control. Supervise the work and assesses the performance of all long- and short-term advisors, consultants, and staff. Clarify roles, delegate responsibilities appropriately to senior staff, and clearly communicate expectations for staff contribution to project activities. Maintain productive working relationships with USAID clients, project partners and key counterparts. Remain up to date on good practices and developments in community driven development approaches in order to ensure program quality and impact. Required QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum ten (10) years of experience in community development programs, civic engagement/civil society, public administration, institutional development or related technical areas (preferably in a post- conflict environment and/or in Africa), grants management, and political/civil-sector institutional capacity building. Minimum seven (7) years of experience working closely with and supporting local communities in transitional situations. Masters' or above in, political science, international development, management, international law or other relevant field. Fluency in written and spoken English is required, Arabic language added advantage. Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and closely with donors. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0063. 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, Malawi HIV prevention and OVC program Lilongwe, Malawi
Pact seeks a Chief of Party for a five-year USAID-funded program that will provide HIV prevention services and care services for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) at the community level. The program will focus on the adoption of positive sexual and healthcare-seeking behaviors and social norms among priority groups at risk for transmission. The Chief of Party will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program. S/he will also be the key contact with USAID. The successful candidate will be able to make key decisions and solve problems in short time frames while ensuring operational and program integrity. The Chief of Party will oversee a team of technical and operational staff. This position is contingent upon funding. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Provide overall technical and financial leadership, program and organizational management, and close communication with USAID. Provide high-quality technical guidance and support that is grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adheres to expected technical quality. Remain up to date on good practices and developments in HIV prevention and OVC programming in order to ensure program quality and impact. Formulate and guide the implementation of the program based on program targets. Oversee team managers for the implementing partners, and technical, finance, grants, and M&E issues related to the project. Develop staff and partner capacity and technical knowledge. Lead the development of annual workplans and other planning documents, including development of corresponding activity budgets. Track progress of activities against workplan and spending against project budgets. Coordinate donor and organizational reporting per requirements and as requested; and ensure quality of project data and all narrative reports. Oversee project reviews and evaluations and ensure timely utilization and dissemination learning for continual improvement of project activities and overall strategy. Represent Pact and the project in relevant meetings with stakeholders, including partners, donors and government, and in external forums and working groups. QUALIFICATIONS: Required minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience in leading and managing multi-million dollar international development programs focused on HIV/AIDS and/or OVC. Required Masters level degree in public health, social services, management, business administration, international development or a field of study related to the program scope of work. Terminal degree in public health or a related field preferred. Required demonstrated capabilities in community-based approaches, with at least five (5) years of experience within the capacity as mid-level or senior staff in at least four of the following areas: with impact mitigation, community care, HIV prevention, SBCC, community engagement and mobilization civil society capacity building, behavioral interventions, M&E, operations research, project evaluations related to HIV prevention, care and/or treatment. At least seven (7) years of experience in program management and administration, financial management, award contractual compliance, sub-award management, and tracking project performance and costs via specific funding streams. At least five (5) of these years should be in public health programs of similar size and complexity. Demonstrated expertise in implementing integrated community HIV prevention, care and support working with OVC, HIV prevention integrated into care and treatment, family planning and other health services. Strong preference for prior experience as Chief of Party with demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing programs with multiple implementation sites, partners and beneficiaries. Demonstrated experience supervising, managing and developing staff. Required fluency in English and strong communication skills. Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Strong preference for work experience in Malawi. In depth knowledge of USAID cooperative agreement rules and regulations. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0031. 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 Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning, HIV Prevention and OVC Program Lilongwe, Malawi
Pact seeks a Senior Advisor- Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL) for a five-year USAID-funded program that will provide HIV prevention services and care services for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) at the community level. The program will focus on the adoption of positive sexual and healthcare-seeking behaviors and social norms among priority groups at risk for transmission. The MERL Advisor will provide overall leadership and oversight for project monitoring, evaluation and learning. S/he will lead the monitoring of data collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting ensuring that data is audit worthy and incorporated into program reports for submission to USAID. Under his/her guidance, the project will utilize monitoring data to maximize program impact. This position is contingent upon funding. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Develop and oversee the implementation of the project monitoring plan (PMP). Lead the development of relevant M&E tools and platforms, and provide M&E specific technical training, mentoring, and coaching to CSO partners. Develop strong monitoring and evaluation data collection and analysis systems to ensure that program interventions are effective. Strengthen availability and use of high quality data for decision making at all levels of the project. Strengthen Pact and CSO partners' data management and quality improvement systems, ensuring that data is audit worthy and readily available. Where problems exist, support the identification of solutions. Lead and maintain a knowledge management system for the project, across all project components and partners. Contribute to program reports for submission to donor. Support program staff and senior management to use data to make informed and timely decisions related to program implementation. Required QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in public health, demography, sociology, biostatistics, psychology or a related field. Terminal degree preferred. At least ten (10) years of experience in monitoring, evaluating and research related to public health programs, with at least 3 years of experience with USAID or PEPFAR HIV-related programming. Demonstrated experience in HIV/AIDS program target setting and reporting for at least three (3) years. Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and presentation skills. Demonstrated experience and familiarity with research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, sampling techniques and establishing M&E systems in developing countries. Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools required. Working experience in Malawi; Malawi national preferred. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number15-0034. 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.
****************************** Project Director, Myanmar Yangon
Pact seeks a Project Director for an anticipated community development program in Central Myanmar with a focus on WASH, nutrition, and social protection. The program will focus on reducing child stunting and meeting the basic needs of poor households through social protection interventions. The position will be based in Yangon and is contingent upon award. The Project Director is responsible for technical leadership of the project and overall project management. The project will oversee a team of technical and operational professionals, including field-based teams in several project townships. Pact Myanmar is one of the largest international NGOs in Myanmar, implementing integrated programs in the health (MCH, malaria, TB); livelihoods (agriculture, WASH, income generation); and natural resource management (renewable energy) sectors in more than 35 townships, serving more than 300,000 households. We also provide extensive capacity development and institutional strengthening support to 20 local NGOs and national institutions. We currently manage through 26 field offices and employ more than 500 staff nationwide (most of whom are field-based). The Project Director will: Manage the overall program staff, partners and budgets; Ensure high level of program quality: With guidance from the Programs Director and Country Director, and in collaboration with project technical leads, ensure high-quality technical programming grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements; Guide and oversee teams' work plans, financial management, and reporting; and Oversee project-specific monitoring and evaluation processes to ensure project outcomes are met. Supervise training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity for technical aspects of program. Liaise with host country government, donors, local partners and stakeholders. Oversee the development and implementation of program planning, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting activities. Ensure effective application of internal controls, donor, and Pact policies and procedures. Basic Requirements: Minimum of 5 years' experience managing international development program management, including experience managing poverty alleviation, WASH, nutrition, agriculture and/or social protection programs. Graduate degree in health, international development, or relevant field. Fluency in English, strong writing and presentation skills. Experience in managing complex programs, staff, and program budgets. Strong communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: International experience in multiple development environments; and Experience working in Myanmar and/or Southeast Asia. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number15-0072. 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 of Research and Metrics Boston, MA
Pathfinder International is seeking a Director of Research and Metrics to be based in Boston, MA. The Director of Research and Metrics is a key leader of the Pathfinder's Technical and Program Strengthening Department. Director of Research and Metrics is responsible for developing Pathfinder's organizational strategy and framework for metrics and evaluation, as well as related policies, guidelines and standard procedures. S/he leads the RMU team to develop and implement a plan of work to provide technical leadership to Pathfinder technical and programs staff at Headquarters and in the field. Requires at least 15 years' experience and research accomplishments as demonstrated by publications or equivalent scientific contributions. Advanced degree in demography, epidemiology, public health or other discipline relevant to international reproductive health. PhD preferred. Please visit Pathfinder's career page at http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/
****************************** Senior Director, Policy New York, NY, Washington D.C. or New Haven, CT
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks an outstanding applicant for the position of Senior Director, Policy. Innovations for Poverty Action discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA designs, rigorously evaluates, and refines these solutions and their applications together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created is used to improve opportunities for the world's poor. Since our founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 350 leading academics to conduct over 450 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide. The Senior Director, Policy is a new leadership role at Innovations for Poverty Action and, reporting to the Executive Director, will sit on IPA's Senior Management Team. S/he will be responsible for developing and leading IPA's strategy to ensure that evidence gets used and applied by decision-makers in accordance with IPA's five year strategic plan and beyond. The Director will oversee a team of thematic program directors, and work with IPA's 18 Country Programs to engage decision-makers effectively in the generation of evidence and strengthen IPA's capacity to translate evidence into practice and policy. As part of the Senior Management Team, the Director will also participate in setting overall directions for the organization, and work to continuously build understanding and support for IPA's core mission to foster effective collaboration across the organization. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Lead the development and implementation of IPA's strategy to translate evidence into practice and policy. Lead the development and communication of IPA's policy strategy to ensure that evidence is sought, used and applied at scale by decision-makers (including practitioners, policy makers and funders), in line with IPA's five year Strategic Plan. Lead the development of IPA's organizational capacity and processes to translate evidence into practice and policy, at the global and country level. Lead the design and planning of global policy activities, including dissemination and training events for decision makers, the promotion of the use of evidence and evidence-based solutions, and technical assistance to practitioners and policy makers. Advise the External Relations team on the content and design of policy publications. Constantly monitor the field of international development to identify key strategic policy relevant areas for the development and translation of evidence into policy and practice by IPA. Working with the Research team, identify and prioritize demonstrated solutions for IPA to promote at a global level, and develop and lead the implementation of strategies to get these ideas adopted and scaled. Oversee IPA's Sector Programs: Provide leadership for and manage four existing Sector Programs (in the areas of finance, small & medium enterprise, social protection and peace and recovery). Collaborate with the Senior Management Team, Regional and Country Directors to ensure that IPA's Sector Programs effectively coordinate and work with IPA Country Programs. Support existing and future Sector Programs with strategy development, fund raising, policy engagement activities, partner and researcher relationships. Coordinate other sector experts and support the development of sector expertise at IPA. Build the capacity of IPA's Country Programs to develop and implement policy engagement strategies. Provide strategic guidelines, support and best practices for conducting policy work in IPA's Country Programs and to refine their approach to policy engagement - at the regional, country and project level. Working with Regional and Country Directors, raise resources for, develop and support in-country Policy Managers, who will be dedicated to implement IPA's policy engagement strategy and to ensuring that IPA's evidence is relevant and used at the country level. Provide advice to Country Programs on developing and maintaining relationships with key players, and at times participate in key meetings held by Country Programs. Represent IPA Externally to, and build strategic partnerships with donors and implementing partners. Coordinate with IPA's partners and researchers both in the development and implementation of IPA's policy outreach and influencing activities. Deliver presentations and represent IPA at conferences and meetings with partners and decision makers. Work with External Relations team to fundraise for policy engagement activities and capacity building as well as policy relevant thematic programs. Help develop strategic partnerships with global organizations that have the potential to lead to the scale-up of demonstrated ideas. Education and/or Work Experience REQUIREMENTS: 10 to 15 years of work experience in the field(s) of public policy and/or international development. Masters in economics, and/or public policy required. Exceptional ability to present complex information in clear simple language to a range of audiences and to effectively translate academic research into clear policy lessons. Experience in and comfort interacting with very high-level contacts in public policy, for example senior functionaries in developing country governments, NGOs, foundations, and multilateral aid agencies. Flexible, self-motivated, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, collaborative team player. Experience, comfort and expertise in public speaking to a variety of stakeholders, at various conferences and other public commitments. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated management experience and leadership skills. Experience working in a Senior Leadership Team is a plus. Knowledge of randomized trials and experience in multiple sectors is strongly preferred. Experience working in one or more of the developing countries where IPA has country offices would be a plus. Travel 25% of time. Deadline to apply: May 15, 2015. Desired start date: June 2015. TO APPLY: Interested parties should apply using our link: https://www.poverty- action.org/getinvolved/jobs/US/IPAUSA101459. Innovations for Poverty Action is an EO Employer-MF/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class. IPA will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact us at jobs@poverty-action.org or via phone at 1-203-772-2216. IPA will never require monetary compensation as part of its application process. Any requests for monetary compensation by persons claiming to be IPA employees or persons claiming to represent IPA should be disregarded and reported to IPA. Please note that only qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring manager.
****************************** PROJECT SPECIALIST ARLINGTON, VA
CARANA Corporation, an international economic development consulting firm based in Arlington, Virginia, with an excellent reputation and known for providing innovative and leading-edge technical assistance, has posted an opening for a well-organized, highly motivated candidate to provide project management support to several of the firm's international projects. REQUIRES: BA/BS degree required, in disciplines related to international economic development (business, economics, international relations); candidates with Masters' degrees will not be considered. Strong financial skills required, including experience with project budgeting and extensive knowledge of Excel spreadsheets. One to two years' minimum experience, preferably in international development (USAID, non-profit, private sector development, etc.). Strong organizational skills, writing, research, quantitative and interpersonal skills. For more information and to apply visit www.carana.com. Vacancy no: 2015-1071
****************************** CHIEF RISK & COMPLIANCE OFFICER WASHINGTON, DC
FINCA International has posted an opening for a Chief Risk & Compliance Officer who is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of an enterprise-wide Risk, Control, and Compliance (RCC) program, reporting to the CEO and serving on the Management Team. REQUIRES: The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong understanding of Integrated Enterprise Risk and Compliance Frameworks, Risk and Controls, as well as International Compliance Requirements including AML. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent and minimum of 10 years of related work experience. Previous experience in risk management, internal control, and compliance at an international financial institution with operations in conflict zones and developing countries is preferred. For more information and to apply please visit villagebanking.org (click on Careers). Vacancy no: 1920
****************************** TECHNICAL ADVISOR II, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & LIVELIHOODS WASHINGTON, DC
FHI 360 is seeking a full-time Technical Advisor to provide technical leadership and programmatic management of programs focused on economic development including: agriculture and rural development, enterprise development, livelihoods support for low- income communities, and household economic strengthening, contributing to make markets work for the poor. The position will provide direction and support in these technical areas to ongoing programming, develop methodologies for implementation, take the lead on business development initiatives, and represent FHI 360 in various internal and external events. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience providing strategy and partnership development, technical assistance, capacity building and training to practitioners and organizations, as well as conducting assessments, strategic analysis, and providing advisory services in economic development and livelihoods. Experience with USAID-funded programming and proposal development is essential. Strong writing and representational skills, combined with ability to lead innovation and drive opportunities, are a must for this position. Up to 35% travel to developing country locations. QUALIFICATIONS: 8 years of experience in agriculture, economic strengthening and livelihoods development or related field as outlined above, 10+ years desired. Master's degree in agriculture or related sciences, agriculture economics, rural development or its international equivalent. Strong familiarity with strategy, implementation and rollout of USG Feed the Future and/or PEPFAR Initiative and other global economic development and livelihood donor funded or support initiatives (DFID, Gates, etc). Ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Proven record of building and maintaining relationships. Strong network, familiarity and experience with USAID, and other public and private donors. Excellent presentation and proposal writing skills. Experience writing USAID proposals required. Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; Spanish or French language skills a plus. Informed of current program developments in division/unit/technical area.To apply, please visit: https://jobs- fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15654/technical-advisor-ii%2c-economic-development-%26- livelihoods/job
****************************** PROGRAM OFFICER - ADVOCACY, LATIN AMERICA REGIONAL OFFICE MIAMI, FL
Plan Parenthood seeks a Program Officer for Advocacy, Latin America Regional Office. Duties: Works autonomously with international partners in the Latin America region to design, develop and oversee implementation of projects that advance sexual and reproductive rights, with particular program emphasis on safe abortion. Provides overall program monitoring and evaluation through reports and on-site visits. Monitors assigned international projects through analyses of financial reports, tracking of project progress and ongoing correspondence with partners. Tailors in-country technical assistance and trainings to ensure the achievement of project goals in technical, project management, and financial issues. Works with partners to develop and plan strategies specific to each project for ongoing improvements. Identifies, develops, adapts, translates and facilitates appropriate training and technical support in sexual and reproductive health and rights. When necessary will coordinate with Latin America regional staff, consultants, PPFA, or other international collaborating agencies in order to provide specialized technical training. In collaboration with ARD and RD, prepares reports, including donor reports and refunding donor proposals. Assists in development of fundraising proposals and concept papers both for partners and for PP Global. Evaluates projects through data analysis and assessments with participation of partners. Writes articles and abstracts for publication and presents at conferences on behalf of PP Global and regional partners in order to raise visibility and to develop a greater understanding of our work. Collaborates with ARD/RD and New York to identify new opportunities for new projects and develop new project proposals. Makes contacts and communicates with other international agencies working in SRH to identify new opportunities, exchange information, maintain cordial relations in order to maintain visibility of PP Global's work and broaden personal understanding of the current level of services provided in country. Provides orientation to new staff in both the office and field in PP Global systems and procedures and collaborates with other Latin America regional staff for backstopping and other technical support of projects. Stays updated on relevant issues to PP Global projects. Collaborates with the US-based advocacy work and PP affiliates on complementary activities as they relate to assigned regionally- based partner agencies. Liaises with government and non-governmental agencies, donor organizations, and other relevant entities in the region, as assigned. Completes special projects as assigned and required. REQUIREMENTS: Advanced degree in policy, international development, law, or related field required. Three to five years of experience in advocacy- or policy-related activities, project planning, designing, monitoring and evaluation, preferably with a reproductive health and rights focus. 2- year work experience in Latin America. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Ability to synthesize information and generate persuasive and clear verbal and written communications; Strong time management skills and the ability to multitask and meet deadlines with a keen attention to detail and follow through; Self-directed; Able to anticipate, prioritize, and manage tasks. Excellent written and oral communication skills a must in English and Spanish. Must be able to represent PPFA in a culturally competent manner. Must demonstrate good interpersonal and negotiation skills, in addition to ability to work autonomously, using good decision making and computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet and statistical analysis applications). Analytical problem solving using systematic approaches to analyze and propose solutions is part of everyday activities, and cultural sensitivity is imperative. Knowledge of reproductive health issues and/or community development, specifically in developing countries, is required. Knowledge of diverse groups, working with a multicultural workforce, and sensitivity and appreciation to cultural differences is required. Ability to travel a minimum of 35% of time. Fluent in Spanish. Please apply via URL: https://plannedparenthoodext.hire.com/viewjob.html?erjob=123833
****************************** RESEARCH ASSISTANT DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. FHI 360 seeks a Research Assistant. Duties: Work closely with senior research staff to conduct research studies by assisting with one or more major research activities (e.g., protocol development, project management, study implementation, data analysis, data monitoring, data management, paper/report writing). Assist in development of study related materials such as protocols, data collection forms, statistical analysis plans, IRB submissions and training materials. Conduct literature reviews. Assist with data management and quantitative analysis for assigned studies. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree or its international equivalent in Social Science (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Medical Sociology/Psychology, etc.), Public Health, Education, or other related field plus a minimum of 3 years of experience, Master's degree plus 0-1 years of experience. Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills. Ability to work independently. Knowledge of public health research. Knowledge of and ability to use electronic data processing systems to gather, store, retrieve and analyze data. Experience with relevant software packages e.g. Stata, SAS, or SPSS. Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors and prepare reports. Experience with qualitative analysis and relevant software (e.g. Nvivo or Ethnograph) is an asset. Resourceful in resolving problems and initiating solutions. Foreign language ability and experience working in developing countries an asset. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. To apply, please visit: https://jobs- fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15605/research-assistant/job
****************************** TECHNICAL ADVISOR I WASHINGTON, DC
The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with CDC Development Solutions and Management Systems International. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Duties: 1. Supporting the development of the MCH division's private sector partnership engagement strategy: (35%). 2. Providing program support, technical advice and guidance to existing MNCH partnerships: (35%). 3. Providing mission and field support in private sector partnerships: (23%). International travel approximately 20%. 4. Training and Professional Development: (7%). REQUIRED: Master's degree in public health, international development, business or related discipline. 0-7 years' experience in private sector work, preferably in a health-related field, with or without experience in an international or resource challenged setting. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with people of myriad professional and cultural backgrounds. One to seven years' experience building public private partnerships with multinationals, local private sector companies, or non- traditional partners, preferably for global health and development. Superior oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated project management and organization skills. Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a diverse team. Ability to travel internationally. US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency required. Assignment: Two year fellowship. Reference: GHFP-II-P4-141. TO APPLY: All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II's online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All applications must be submitted by May 11, 2015 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.
****************************** AWARDS DIRECTOR & DEPUTY DIRECTOR PROGRAMME YANGON, MYANMAR
Save the Children International is looking for an Awards Director who is the senior leader in the Country Office and responsible for the overall strategic vision and leadership of the Awards team in country. We are also looking for a Deputy Director for Programme Implementation under our Global Fund Project. This is a senior management position working closely with the Program Director in the oversight and management of three grants from the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM). Both posts are initially for 12 months with possibilities of extension and based in Yangon, Myanmar. Please visit www.savethechildren.net/jobs to apply. Deadline of applications is on 13 May 2014.
****************************** TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS TANZANIA
Chemonics seeks varied specialists for the anticipated USAID Tusome Pamoja project aimed at strengthening basic education in Tanzania. Positions may be based in Dar es Salaam, Arusha, or regional offices to be determined. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Chemonics is recruiting for the following positions: Deputy chief of party; Reading specialist; Monitoring and evaluation director; Finance director; Procurement manager; Operations research specialist; Teacher professional development specialist; school improvement specialist - Mainland; School improvement coordinator - Zanzibar; Community engagement specialist; Gender and school-related gender-based violence specialist; Policy specialist - Mainland; Policy specialist - Zanzibar; Policy specialist - Dodoma; Quality assurance specialist -Mainland; Quality assurance specialist - Zanzibar; Regional capacity improvement specialists; Regional operations and finance managers; Regional monitoring and evaluation specialists; Regional team leaders. Qualifications for deputy chief of party position: Advanced degree in education or other relevant field required. Seven years of relevant technical experience in education program management in East Africa, preferably in Tanzania and including early grade reading experience. Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity. General qualifications for all other positions: Advanced degree in a relevant technical specialty. Five years of demonstrated relevant experience in basic education. Knowledge and experience in the Tanzanian education system. Experience working on USAID or other donor-funded programs preferred. Outstanding leadership, management, and interpersonal skills. Ability to conceptualize and lead technical tasks. Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity. Fluency in English required; proficiency in Kiswahili preferred. Application Instructions: Send electronic submissions to tanzaniaeducationrecruit@gmail.com by May 10, 2015. Please use the subject line NAME - POSITION TITLE. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to: EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Position title - Tusome Pamoja" in the subject line.
****************************** CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
Church World Service has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply please go to www.churchworldservice.org
OFFICE DIRECTOR GREENSBORO, NC
The Office Director articulates the mission of CWS; oversees program design and implementation; ensures organizational compliance with grants and contracts; manages effective delivery of services; promotes the involvement of local congregations and community members in resettlement; and represents CWS in interactions with the State Refugee Coordinator. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree or equivalent; advanced degree in social work, international relations or other relevant field preferred. Minimum of five (5) years of work experience in program and financial planning and management required including one (1) year of direct supervisory experience. Previous work experience with refugee resettlement case management and direct social services required. Previous fundraising experience strongly preferred. Superior written and oral communication skills are a must. The successful applicant must have experience working in multi-cultural environment. Previous experience providing immigration legal services preferred but not required.
RESETTLEMENT OFFICER NAIROBI, KENYA
The primary function of the Resettlement Officer is to support the goals of ARDU through temporary deployments to UNHCR offices throughout sub-Saharan Africa. REQUIRES: Bachelor's Degree in a related field of study required (preferable focus in international affairs, law, refugee law, human rights or social work). Master's Degree in a related field of study required (preferable focus in international affairs, law, refugee law, human rights or social work). Three months related experience is required, including in a developing country in a relevant work area (e.g. assisting refugees in a resettlement context, casework, preparing refugee resettlement referrals, etc.). Three to five years' work related work experience preferred.
****************************** ACTING STRATEGIC ADVISOR, GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN ARLINGTON, VA OR WOERDEN, NETHERLANDS
Crown Agents USA, Inc. has posted an opening for an Acting Strategic Advisor. For a limited time (6 months), this short-term position, based in the US or The Netherlands, will be responsible in an acting role for overseeing and maintaining the implementation of the SCMS Field Office Managed Procurement Plan (FOMP) and serve in a Strategic Advisor role for the Global Supply Chain. REQUIRES: Master's Degree in a related field (such as economics/ business administration, supply chain management, or procurement/ logistics). Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, preferably in procurement and/or supply chain management. Relevant procurement or supply chain experience, in an international supply environment, in a health care environment preferable pharmaceutical/ chemical/ food industry or a pharmaceutical/ medical supply wholesale environment. Knowledge of the international pharmaceutical and medical supply market, with specific reference to the essential drug commodities required for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care. For more information and to apply please go to http://www.crownagentsusa.com/Jobs/Current-Vacancies.aspx.
****************************** TRANSPORT SPECIALIST MANILA, PHILIPPINES
The Asian Development Bank seeks a Transport Specialist in Manila. Duties: Identify, develop, implement, administer, and evaluate loans, Technical Assistance (TA) projects, and non-lending products and services (NLPS) in the transport and communication sector to contribute to ADB's goal of reducing poverty. Contribute to the development/ updating of sector policy and strategies of South Asia developing member countries (DMCs), engage DMCs in policy dialogue related to sector reforms, and conduct ADB's activities to support sector policy and reforms. REQUIRES: Master's Degree, or equivalent, in transport/ civil engineering, transport economics, or other related fields. At least 8 years of relevant professional experience; International experience working in several countries. 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: 5/14/15. Vacancy no: ADB-HR-15-0276
****************************** INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs.
DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVENESS CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The successful candidates will report to the Development Effectiveness Principal Technical Leader, Vice-Presidency for Private Sector (VPP) and will work together with other development effectiveness officers, investment officers and portfolio management officers to develop and manage a portfolio of loans, guarantees and structured financial markets transactions to private sector and non-sovereign guaranteed clients. REQUIRES: Master's degree, Licenciatura, or equivalent in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Public Policy or other relevant fields. For the mid senior positions at least 2 years of professional relevant experience preferably in results monitoring and evaluation of private sector projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Proficiency in English and either Spanish or Portuguese; both written and oral. Vacancy no: 1500002489
SCF/SCF DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVENESS CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The successful candidates will report to the Development Effectiveness Principal Technical Leader, Vice-Presidency for Private Sector (VPP) and will work together with other development effectiveness officers, investment officers and portfolio management officers to develop and manage a portfolio of loans, guarantees and structured financial markets transactions to private sector and non-sovereign guaranteed clients. REQUIRES: Master's degree, Licenciatura, or equivalent in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Public Policy or other relevant fields. For the mid senior positions at least 5 years and for the more senior positions at least 10 years of professional relevant experience preferably in results monitoring and evaluation of private sector projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Language: Proficiency in English and either Spanish or Portuguese; both written and oral. Vacancy no: 1500002466
****************************** SHORT TERM CONSULTANCY FOR OPERATIONS MANAGER BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI
The United Nations Development Programme seeks an Operations Manager who serves as a member of the senior management team, with oversight responsibilities for all aspects of Country Office (CO) operations. This includes strategic financial and human resources management, efficient procurement and logistical services, security management, ICT and common services consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. REQUIRES: Master's degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, or related field. Minimum of 5 years of professional experience at the national or international level in managing staff and operational systems. Experience in working in a computer environment using multiple office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems and ERP systems. Experience of accrual accounting, IPSAS or IFRS is highly desirable. Good knowledge of the UN system is an asset. Please apply online at http://jobs.undp.org/. Closing date: 5/21/15.
****************************** CHIEF, PARTNERSHIPS DIVISION JERUSALEM
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency has posted an opening for a Chief, Partnerships Division (P-5) in Jerusalem. The Partnerships Division develops UNRWA's institutional capacity to enhance strategic partnerships and strengthen resource mobilization and advocacy functions in support of UNRWA's mission and mandate, and focuses, in coordination with UNRWA Field Offices and Departments, on building alliances and leveraging partnerships to enhance the quality of UNRWA services provided to Palestine refugees. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in marketing, social sciences, political science, public or business administration, economics or related fields. At least 10 years of experience in progressively responsible related positions, including five years of experience as a team leader and with at least three years in an international setting; experience must include roles in strategic partnership and private sector fund raising. Excellent command of written and spoken English. TO APPLY: Applicants are invited to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a completed UN Personal History Form (PHF). The PHF is available in PDF or MS WORD Format and can therefore be down-loaded or printed out. Completed PHF's and CV's can be sent by: email to: unrwa-ahr@unrwa.org or fax to: (+972 8) 677 7694 mail to: Head Recruitment Section, UNRWA/HQ Gaza via UNRWA HQ Amman, PO Box 140157, Amman 11814, Jordan. Closing date: 5/18/15. Vacancy no: 15-HQ-JR-23
****************************** DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY & RESULTS GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
The World Health Organization seeks a Director of Strategy & Results (D-1) in Geneva. The Director of Strategy & Results is a key senior manager of UNITAID. S/he is responsible for leading the strategic approach and identification of innovative global health interventions, and for contributing to the development and evaluation of a complex portfolio of grants totaling more than $2Bn+ in value; these grants are implemented by a diverse and multinational group of partner organizations. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in International Development, Health Economics, Public Health or other health-related field. Progressive experience as leader and decision maker in managing large teams. At least 10 years' experience in market analysis, health product evaluation & forecasting, and/or procurement/ distribution of health products. Experience developing large scale development portfolios (preferably over $500M in total value), working with large investment or international development agencies and/or industry. Experience in developing and/or implementing analytical methodologies to measure project impact (impact assessment) and value-for-money (e.g. return-on-investment, or similar methodology); experience in Monitoring and Evaluation systems. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No. Closing date: 5/15/15. Vacancy no: HQ/15/HQ/FT196
****************************** INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
The International Fund for Agricultural Development seeks candidates for the following positions. TO APPLY: Applicants should send an IFAD personal history form to vacancy@ifad.org.
LEAD REGIONAL ECONOMIST ROME
A Lead Regional Economist (P-5) is sought in Rome. The Lead Regional Economist is an economic policy and strategy leader and knowledge builder in his/her region. Through crosscutting work, both in a diversity of economic sub-specializations and across countries in the region and/or the organization, s/he acts as a catalyst for the generation and use of economic knowledge within IFAD as well as with outside institutions. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree from an accredited institution in economics or any related field. At least 10 years progressively responsible experience in the field of economics with International Financial Institutions, international NGOs, rural development/ financial institutions, foundations or government services. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Working knowledge of another official language (Arabic, French, or Spanish) is desirable. Closing date: 5/15/15. Vacancy no: 1362
COUNTRY PROGRAMME MANAGER ETHIOPIA
A Country Programme Manager (P-5) is sought in Ethiopia. The CPM is responsible for management of assigned country programmes and corresponding offices(s) and the staff of the COs, both in-country and HQ-based according to the structure of the assigned country teams. CPMs may be located at headquarters (HQ) or out posted. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree from an accredited institution in rural development, agriculture, economics, rural finance, development policy or other job related fields. Ten (10) years of progressively responsible international experience in international organizations, rural development/ financial institutions or government services in the area of implementation and supervision of agricultural development or rural development programmes, of which at least 2 years' experience working in an international organization. Experience must include project design, development, implementation and evaluation. Work in more than one geographic region as well as at Headquarters is an asset. Closing date: 5/13/15. Vacancy no: 1361
****************************** 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.
LOGISTICS OFFICER NEW YORK
A Logistics Officer (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Provide expert advice about logistics support to peace operations, to include planning and budgeting considerations for the start-up, build-up, surge, sustainment and liquidation phases; considerations and practices for integration of civilian and military capabilities; the synchronization of transportation, communications and information technology, engineering, and medical services; and risk management. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, public administration, engineering, law, supply chain management, logistics operations/ management or other related area. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in land or air transport, logistics operations in military, commercial or international organizations, or related area is required. Experience in planning, coordinating and/or managing multifunctional logistics support operations is desirable. Logistics planning experience in a field environment is desirable. Closing date: 6/19/15. Vacancy no: 15-LOG-DFS-41459-R-NEW YORK (R)
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER BANGKOK
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in Bangkok. Duties: Develops socioeconomic databases and qualitative information necessary for regular and ad hoc analysis of socioeconomic impacts of disasters; Determines trends and patterns of socioeconomic impacts of disasters, and analyze the effects of alternative policies and assumptions. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, disaster risk management or related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in socioeconomic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or disaster risk reduction programmes or related area, including experience at the international level is required. Knowledge of strategic planning and management or related methodologies for integration of disaster risk management into socioeconomic development process is an advantage. Closing date: 6/15/15. Vacancy no: 15-ECO-ESCAP- 42222-R-BANGKOK(G)
HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
A Humanitarian Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: Takes the lead in strategy, planning, development and implementation of complex communications campaigns to support the Chief of Branch in promoting OCHA's policy work and ideas internally and externally. This includes leading, designing, and implementing dissemination plans for policy initiatives and publications. 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 years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/ emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required. Experience in drafting on humanitarian issues for a public audience across different mediums, such as speeches, blogs, articles, etc. is required. Closing date: 6/14/15. Vacancy no: 15-HRA-OCHA-42025-R-NEW YORK (X)
****************************** AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
The African Development Bank has posted openings for the following positions. 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.
SPECIAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR - OPSM AFRICA
A Special Program Coordinator, OPSM (P-2) is sought in Africa. The Coordinator of the Special Program (SP) is responsible for delivering an enhanced syndication, blended-financing financing function and captive products for the department's non-sovereign operations (NSO). REQUIRES: At least a Master's or equivalent degree in business administration, financial engineering, finance, investment management, law or risk management. A minimum of 8 years relevant experience in any investment banking, management consultancy, transaction advisory, or asset management capacity. Knowledge of multilateral development banking, investment banking, co-financing, blending solutions, equity investment, fund managements, tail-end equity risk management. Closing date: 5/13/15. Vacancy no: ADB/15/052.
ASSISTANT TO THE VICE PRESIDENT, OIVP AFRICA
An Assistant to the Vice President, OIVP (PL-3) is sought in Africa. The main responsibilities of the position will include the following: Leading the internal Complex Audit follow-up process; Leading the review of the complex's procurement documentation for activities funded from the Administrative Budget; Assisting the VP on all ADF matters, including reviewing documents and attending meetings. REQUIRES: At least a Master's Degree or its equivalent in Finance, Economics or other related discipline. Preferably a minimum of 7 years of relevant practical working experience in operations. Strong familiarity with operational activities covering both sovereign and non-sovereign entities. Closing date: 5/13/15. Vacancy no: ADB/15/050
ADVISOR TO THE VICE PRESIDENT, OIVP AFRICA
An Advisor to the Vice President, OIVP (PL-2) is sought in Africa. The incumbent is primarily responsible for providing strategic and operational advice on all OIVP operations, with special focus on public sector, public private partnerships (PPPs) and regional integration, assisting in aligning complex priorities and resources, coordinating and ensuring implementation of initiative and instruments under OIVP in coordination with other complexes and AfDB units. REQUIRES: A minimum of a Master's degree in business administration, finance, economics, management or other relevant fields preferably in engineering, finance or economics. A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience; solid credibility on development issues; understanding of both public and private sector perspectives would be an asset. Demonstrated superior leadership qualities, technical excellence and first-rate interpersonal skills. Closing date: 5/13/15. Vacancy no: ADB/15/051
****************************** LEAD TECHNICAL SPECIALIST - RURAL MARKETS AND ENTERPRISES ROME
The International Fund for Agricultural Development seeks a Lead Technical Specialist - Rural Markets and Enterprises (P-5) in Rome. The Lead Technical Specialist (LTS), as a leading professional in his/her field, works collaboratively and supports technically country/ regional programs as well as the corporate agenda by providing state-of-the-art technical advice throughout the project cycle (identification, conceptualization, preparation, project design and implementation). REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (master's level) in Business administration, economic sciences, finance, international relations, or related area. At least 10 years of professional work with relevant experience in rural market and enterprise development and working in the private sector in developing countries. Experience, preferably within an international financial institution, in the development, implementation, performance monitoring, and supervision of rural market and enterprise development initiatives and PPP initiatives. TO APPLY: Applicants should send an IFAD personal history form to vacancy@ifad.org. Closing date: 5/20/15. Vacancy no: 1363.
****************************** RESIDENT PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ADVISOR BELGRADE, SERBIA
The Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the IMF is seeking a highly qualified expert to act as a Resident Public Financial Management (PFM) Advisor, based in Belgrade. The resident advisor will work within the Ministry of Finance to: Strengthen the budget preparation process by developing macro-fiscal capacities; broaden budget preparation and analysis; improve medium-term baseline expenditure methodologies; develop medium-term policy costing processes; and integrate the top-down macro-fiscal forecasts and bottom up expenditure baseline estimates. REQUIRES: Applicants should hold a university degree or equivalent qualification relevant to the above duties; possess excellent written and oral communication skills in English; have well developed analytical and research skills; be proficient in standard office IT applications (such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), and have experience in project management. Applicants should also possess excellent interpersonal skills, be self-motivating and have an ability to work as part of a team, an aptitude for establishing cooperative relations and sharing technical knowledge with national authorities, as well as capacity to handle sensitive issues with discretion. TO APPLY: Candidates meeting the qualifications are invited to apply online at https://www.imf.org/external/np/adm/rec/db/index.htm. Job Number: 1500378. Closing date: 5/20/15.
****************************** 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
SENIOR ADVISOR - GLOBAL RELATIONS SECRETARIAT PARIS
GRS has posted an opening for a Senior Advisor who will co-ordinate OECD work with the countries of the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The successful candidate will be required to provide strategic advice and assistance to key stakeholders to promote the visibility of the Organization's work in the region increasing its impact and relevance. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in economics, political science, economic development, business administration, finance, international law, public policy/ administration or equivalent. At least eight years relevant professional experience in an international organization, ministry, leading consulting firm or other relevant private sector company in a policy co-ordination and project management role. A solid grasp of economic policies and knowledge of the economic context of the region covered. Experience of working in or with countries from MEA would be an advantage. Closing date: 5/16/15. Job Number: 09879.
HEAD OF THE EURASIA CO-ORDINATION UNIT - GLOBAL RELATIONS SECRETARIAT PARIS
GRS has posted an opening for a Head of Unit who will co-ordinate OECD work with the following countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The successful candidate will be required to lead the work of the Unit in providing strategic advice and assistance to key stakeholders to promote the visibility of the Organization's work in the region increasing its impact and relevance. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in economics, political science, economic development, business administration, finance, international law, public policy/ administration or equivalent. At least eight years of relevant professional experience in an international organization, ministry, leading consulting firm or other relevant private sector company in a policy coordination and project management role. A solid grasp of economic policies and knowledge of the economic context of the region covered. Experience of working in or with countries from Eurasia would be an advantage. Closing date: 5/16/15. Job Number: 09880.
COUNSELLOR - OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL PARIS
OSG is looking for a Counsellor to support the Chief of Staff and Sherpa, and the Deputy Chief of Staff in the advancement of the Secretary-General's strategic agenda and in identifying and developing responses to upcoming policy challenges which will impact the work of the organisation. This pivotal co-ordination role not only oversees OSG work, but also provides strategic advice, substantive input and strives to structure and enhance OSG's outputs and deliverables. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in economics, political science, law, or international relations. An excellent understanding of complex geo-economic-political issues and strong analytical skills in economics. At least ten years of relevant professional experience, at a progressively senior management level and preferably in an international context. Experience in representation with senior officials in various public fora and briefings at both the national and international level. Closing date: 5/14/15. Job Number: 09881.
POLICY ANALYST - RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS CONDUCT IN THE FINANCIAL SECTOR PARIS
The Investment Division is looking for a Policy Analyst to support the implementation of new projects related to responsible business conduct in the financial sector. This work will seek to contribute to strategic thinking on building responsible financial markets. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in economics, business, finance or law. Studies with a focus on policy or legal issues related to responsible financial sector conduct, investment, trade, responsible business conduct, integrity and due diligence would be an advantage. A minimum of three years, preferably five, years' experience in the field of finance, investment, and/or in subjects related to responsible business conduct in the finance sector, acquired in a government institution, international organization, financial institution, business, trade union, civil society organization, research institute or consultancy. Closing date: 5/17/15. Job Number: 09877.
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECT JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
Pact seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated three-year USAID-funded community driven development program that will engage a range of different types of communities in South Sudan and inform the design of future developmental interventions. Please Note: South Sudan is an unaccompanied post. The COP provides leadership, management, and strategic direction for the entire project. This position is responsible for guiding senior technical staff and for ensuring the responsiveness and quality of work along with efficient use of resources and achievement of results. The COP has the final authority within the project team for decisions related to technical, management, and resource allocation and personnel issues. In carrying out these responsibilities, the COP works in partnership with USAID key stakeholders, local national and community level organizations, international and local project partners, and project staff. This position is contingent upon funding. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Provide strategic direction and technical leadership to produce required project results and deliverables, and overall management of the operational, financial, and administrative aspects of the project. Function as the primary liaison between USAID, local organizations and other partners and stakeholders. Create management systems in line with Pact's standard operating procedures consistent with the needs of the project and USAID. Work with staff and partners to translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans. Direct and oversee planning and budgeting processes and preparation of quarterly and annual project activity reports. Monitor the progress and pace of project implementation, assuring that the full potential of the program is realized through the promotion of high quality work and internal cost control. Supervise the work and assesses the performance of all long- and short-term advisors, consultants, and staff. Clarify roles, delegate responsibilities appropriately to senior staff, and clearly communicate expectations for staff contribution to project activities. Maintain productive working relationships with USAID clients, project partners and key counterparts. Remain up to date on good practices and developments in community driven development approaches in order to ensure program quality and impact. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum ten (10) years of experience in community development programs, civic engagement/ civil society, public administration, institutional development or related technical areas (preferably in a post-conflict environment and/or in Africa), grants management, and political/ civil-sector institutional capacity building. Minimum seven (7) years of experience working closely with and supporting local communities in transitional situations. Masters or above in political science, international development, management, international law or other relevant field. Fluency in written and spoken English is required; Arabic language added advantage. Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and closely with donors. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0063. 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.
****************************** *DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECT JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
Pact seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated three-year USAID- funded community driven development program that will engage a range of different types of communities in South Sudan and inform the design of future developmental interventions. Please Note: South Sudan is an unaccompanied post. S/he collaborates with the COP to ensure that program objectives are met, all activities are responsive to the needs of the host country, and the program continues to advance and play a key role in contributing to Pact's programming in South Sudan. This position is contingent upon funding. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Assist the COP in the successful programmatic and technical implementation of the project including the timely completion of high-quality work plans, accurate reports, and other mandated deliverables. Assist the COP in monitoring project progress vis-a-vis expected objectives, utilizing tools and methods developed by Pact, and ensuring effective usage of resources and compliance with donor requirements. Work with the COP on integrated management of all project finances to ensure effective use of resources in order to achieve program objectives in compliance with donor requirements. In collaboration with the COP, design, develop and adapt policies, guidelines and criteria for the management of project finances and sub-grants in accordance with Pact standards and donor regulations. Collaborate with headquarters and all partners to ensure programming aligns with Pact's organizational mission and vision and that project best practices and lessons learned are shared for organization-wide dissemination. Required QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum eight (8) years of experience in community development, sustainability strategy, institutional development or related technical areas (preferably in a post-conflict environment and/or in Africa, previous experience working with U.S. government regulations is a plus), grants management, and public-sector institutional capacity building. Minimum five (5) years of experience working closely with community on sustainability strategies and supporting community development in transitional situations. University degree in public administration, law, international development, international sustainability management or other relevant field. Fluency in written and spoken English is required. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0064. 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.
****************************** *COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM MANAGER JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
Pact seeks a Community Engagement Program Manager for an anticipated three-year USAID-funded community driven development program that will engage a range of different types of communities in South Sudan and inform the design of future developmental interventions. The Community Engagement Program Manager will directly support the Chief of Party (COP) in the design, roll-out and day-to-day management and implementation of community-driven development interventions and analysis. This position is contingent upon funding. Please note that this is an unaccompanied post. Key Responsibilities: Provide strategic direction and technical leadership to produce required project results and deliverables, and overall management of the operational, financial, and administrative aspects of the project. Work with staff and partners to translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans. Monitor the progress and pace of project implementation, assuring that the full potential of the program is realized through the promotion of high quality work and internal cost control. Supervise the work and assesses the performance of all long- and short-term advisors, consultants, and staff. Clarify roles, delegate responsibilities appropriately to senior staff, and clearly communicate expectations for staff contribution to project activities. Maintain productive working relationships with USAID, project partners and key counterparts. Remain up to date on good practices and developments in community-driven development in order to ensure program quality and impact. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Minimum eight (8) years of experience in community development, civic engagement and education activities, advocacy, civil society, institutional development or related technical areas (preferably in a post- conflict environment or in Africa, previous experience working with U.S. government regulations is a plus), grants management, and civil society consortium institutional capacity building. Minimum five (5) years of experience supporting governments in transitional situations. Minimum five (5) years civil society grants management. Experience in civil society outreach, relationships, and partnerships in advancing organizational mission and recognizing opportunities for collaboration. University degree in international development and law, political science, civil society, management or other relevant field. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0061. 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.
****************************** *MONITORING AND EVALUATION MANAGER, SOUTH SUDAN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECT JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
Pact seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager for an anticipated three-year USAID-funded community driven development program that will engage a range of different types of communities in South Sudan and inform the design of future developmental interventions. The M&E Manager will lead project monitoring, evaluation and research efforts. S/he shall develop monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets and a plan to evaluate performance and produce timely, accurate and complete reporting. Under his/her guidance, the project will utilize monitoring data to maximize program impact. This position is contingent upon funding. Please note that this is an unaccompanied post. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Develop and oversee the implementation of the project monitoring plan (PMP). Lead the development of relevant M&E tools and platforms, and provide M&E specific technical training, mentoring, and coaching to CSO partners. Provide leadership for all assessments (baseline, midline, endline) and research activities, including developing terms of reference and protocols for any externally commissioned MER work. Develop strong monitoring and evaluation data collection and analysis systems to ensure that program interventions are effective. Strengthen availability and use of high quality data for decision making at all levels of the project. Strengthen Pact and CSO partners' data management and quality improvement systems, ensuring that data is audit worthy and readily available. Where problems exist, support the identification of solutions. Lead and maintain a knowledge management system for the project, across all project components and partners. Contribute to program reports for submission to donor. Support program staff and senior management to use data to make informed and timely decisions related to program implementation. Remain up to date on good practices and developments in M&E of community-driven development programs in order to ensure program quality and impact. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Minimum eight (8) years of experience in managing monitoring and evaluation for international projects (preferably in post conflict environments and/or in Africa). Minimum five (5) years of experience working in transitional situations. Previous experience working with USAID-funded projects is a plus. University degree in public administration, M&E, political science, management or a related field. Fluency in written and spoken English is required. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0062. 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.
****************************** *GLOBAL DIRECTOR CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT WASHINGTON D.C.
Pact is seeking a Global Director Capacity Development in Washington, DC. 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 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. 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. Program Advancement, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Working across Pact to ensure that Quality and Impact are central to everything that we do. Playing a key role in new business acquisition from pre-positioning to submission. Articulating Pact's expertise externally. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Vice President, Program Advancement, the Global Director Capacity Development is responsible for driving Pact's work in capacity development and ensuring that Pact remains at the cutting edge of thought leadership. Additionally the successful candidate will play a central role in growing the portfolio, focusing on quality and impact and ensuring that Pact's work is articulated externally. Key Responsibilities: Driving thought leadership of capacity development research and practice internally and externally. Manage a globally networked team of capacity development professionals to provide targeted and strategic technical assistance, facilitate networked learning among practitioners, and support adoption of high-quality and innovative practices in capacity development. Act as a conduit for ideas between Pact and external audiences, publishing and promoting Pact's work in different thematic areas and country contexts as appropriate. Lead the organization- wide implementation of standards/ values in capacity building. Support an integrated approach to capacity development that is infused throughout Pact's engagement with partner organizations. Ensure internal connectivity and networking for sharing and learning among Pact's capacity development practitioners. Support the capacity development of Pact's staff worldwide through the provision of training and professional development materials. Lead the development of cutting-edge materials around flagship approaches and tools for high-quality capacity development. Coordinate with Results and Measurement Team to implement a global learning agenda in support of learning and evaluation around the results of capacity development activities. Work closely with Opportunity Development to ensure high quality technical support throughout the project design and proposal development process, increasing Pact's success in acquiring additional and new sources of funding. Coordinate with Program Delivery Teams to provide technical assistance to implementation of priority capacity development initiatives. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Significant and demonstrated ability in driving and facilitating technical operations in multiple countries. Bachelor's Degree with 15 years of relevant experience. Experience in managing a global team. Demonstrated technical ability and experience in capacity development/ organizational development. Experience and willingness to play a key role in new business acquisition. Strong experience with a variety of statutory, foundations and corporate donors. Ability to work across a matrixed organization, often achieving results without decision making authority. Experience living and working outside of home country. Ability to travel 30% of time. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in pertinent area with 12 years of experience. Language skills in addition to English. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0036. 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.
****************************** *BBA PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT STTA CONSULTANT FOR KABUL UNIVERSITY KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
FHI 360 is seeking a consultant who is required to work closely with Kabul University's (KU) Faculty of Economics and the Steering Committee for Business & Administration programs, in order to implement the following tasks, with the overall goal the development of the Bachelor Degree curriculum: Review the BBA Policy Document developed by the Steering Committee and recommend changes that will strengthen the document. Review proposed program of studies and recommend changes as needed. Assist the Steering Committee in the creation of an advisory board from both public and private sectors that will provide advice on the development of the curriculum. Provide guidance on course content for each course of study, based on the MoHE Graduate Studies Regulation. Determine faculty development needs for the revised curriculum. Recommend one or two faculty members who could be eligible for scholarships to study abroad toward a master or doctoral degree. The consultant should possess the following QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate Degree in Business Administration or a related field (Ph. D preferred, Master or equivalent mandatory). Five years teaching experience in the field of Business Administration or Public Administration. Experience in business curriculum and program development. Submission Requirements: Consultant should provide a current resume/cv and FHI 360 biographical data form: 1. An updated Resume/CV, 2. A completed FHI 360 Biographical Data Form, 3. List of at least 3 references, with contact email and phone numbers, who can independently verify past work, 4. Proposed daily rate in USD for completion of the work defined above. Competitively ranked applications may be tested and interviewed, so applicants must address the required qualifications in their applications. Questions about this solicitation should be sent no later than May 1, 2015 to: USWDPUniversityPartnerships@fhi360.org
****************************** *MANAGER - CORPORATE SERVICES YANGON, MYANMAR AND DHAKA, BANGLADESH
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is looking for a Manager - Corporate Services. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing an effective and efficient corporate services platform to support the program and representational activities of the IRRI Myanmar Office (IMO). Corporate services (CS) will be provided in a proactive manner and consistent with IRRI policies. CS Manager will report primarily to the IMO Country Representative and functionally to the Deputy Director General for Management Services (DDGMS) at IRRI headquarters. She/He will lead the NRS country office corporate services team and will take functional guidance from their HQ counterparts. REQUIRES: A college/ university level degree in Business Management or equivalent experience. At least 5 years of management or administrative experience in a managerial capacity. Strong background in accounting, finance, and budgets with human resources preferred. Exposure to international organization/ enterprise. Skills Required: Fluent in English, orally and in writing, required. Strong IT computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office, Internet. Experience with ERPs preferred. TO APPLY: Please send application to jobs.irri.org (go to "search/ visit the IRRI job board" and look for the positions you are interested to apply to). To know more about IRRI, kindly visit www.irri.org.
****************************** *EVALUATION SPECIALIST, PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SUPPORT CONTRACT PAKISTAN
MSI is recruiting for a long-term Evaluation Specialist who will contribute to providing high quality, timely, and useful evaluation support services to USAID/Pakistan. The Evaluaiton Specialist is responsible for planning, managing and supporting evaluations, assessments and other studies and serves as a member of evaluation or assessment teams as necessary. S/he works under the direction of the Evaluation and Assessments Advisor and Senior Specialist. As a team member, s/he will guide and/or participate in team planning workshops, collecting and analyzing data, preparing findings, conclusions and recommendations and debriefing USAID/Development Objective (DO) Teams. The Evaluation Specialist will also participate in research, data analysis and learning support activities for specific DO teams to facilitate DO teams' learning and adaptive process. This is a full-time position based in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is expected to begin immediately and last through April 2020. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in economics, statistics, business or public administration, public policy or social sciences. Exceptional candidates with other degrees will also be considered. Minimum five (5) years of diverse experience in the field of development, including socio- economic research and/or monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in donor-assisted projects. Demonstrated project or team management ability. Excellent analytical and communication skills. Knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods. Experience working in complex environments. 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.
****************************** *PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND ENERGY POLICY EXPERT PAKISTAN
MSI is recruiting for a short-term Energy Policy and Project Management consultant to participate on a five-person team to conduct a program performance evaluation of the USAID-funded Energy Policy Project (EPP) in Pakistan. The consultant should be an expert in project management and energy sector policy and policy reform, as well as have experience participating on or conducting USAID project evaluations. EPP is a multiyear initiative to provide technical assistance to increase power generation, reduce transmission losses, increase cost recovery, introduce new technologies and facilitate Government of Pakistan (GOP) reforms within the energy sector. The evaluation will focus on assessing EPP's effectiveness in achieving its planned results, along with identifying the factors that have contributed to success or lack thereof. The evaluation will take place during the last year of program implementation and will serve a dual purpose of learning to what extent the project's planned results have been achieved and how sustainable they are and to inform the design of USAID's future support of energy sector reforms in Pakistan. This assignment will require approximately eight (8) weeks of field work and data analysis in Pakistan from June through early August 2015. REQUIRES: Master's degree in engineering, economics, business, international law, or relevant field. Minimum ten (10) years of international development experience. Extensive knowledge of and applied experience working on energy issues, particularly those related to power generation and transmission, energy sector policy and regulation. Knowledge of the Pakistan energy sector and policy is a plus. Experience in supporting energy-related evaluations of USAID projects. Experience in project management. Fluency in English and strong writing skills, including report writing abilities. Ability to work as part of a team. 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.
****************************** *RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, JORDAN LOCAL ENTERPRISE SUPPORT PROJECT AMMAN, JORDAN
FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Research Associate, Jordan Local Enterprise Support Project. The Research Associate will provide research coordination and support to the Microenterprise Survey under the strategic team and will assist in the design and implementation of other research initiatives across the Program. For the Microenterprise Survey, the Research Associate will lead oversight of and coordination with the survey research firm and their statisticians and trainers, including ensuring that procedures are followed according to the research protocol. The Research Associate will participate in identifying analytic approaches, conducting analysis, and drafting briefings and reports based on findings (in English). The Research Associate will also be expected to develop innovative strategies; use and build on international development practices in data and survey methodologies, data analytic tools and systems and research methods. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent in a related field. Typically requires 3+ years of research or evaluation experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, spreadsheet software and other technology required. Strong knowledge of software programs used to perform data analysis and reviews preferred. Possess working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures for conducting research studies under government regulations. Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors and prepare reports. Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff. Willingness to travel within the country as needed. Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English. Related prior work experience preferred. TO APPLY: We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please visit FHI 360's Career Center (www.fhi360.org/careers) for a list of all open positions. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.
****************************** *MYANMAR REPRESENTATIVE YANGON, MYANMAR
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is looking for an IRRI Myanmar Representative in Yangon. Duties: To represent IRRI's interests in Myanmar, and coordinate the development and implementation of a strategy that enables the smooth and effective implementation of IRRI's research agenda in the country, with positive impact on Myanmar's rice sector development and rice-based food security. Represent IRRI's key interests with the Government of Myanmar and liaise closely with relevant government offices and agencies regarding IRRI's programs and activities. Engage with national and international development partners and donors as guided by IRRI's overall resource mobilization strategy to identify and nurture fundraising and partnership opportunities that support IRRI's research agenda in Myanmar. REQUIRES: A minimum of 10 years' prior field experience in managing agricultural research projects or programs. High level of strategic vision and leadership; ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners. Proven expertise in leading teams and building partnerships for collaborative, interdisciplinary research for development and in managing complex work situations. Demonstrated ability to liaise with donors, national policy makers, public, civil society, and private sector organizations. Excellent interpersonal skills. Commitment to gender equity and diversity. Experience working in Asia and good knowledge of cropping systems. TO APPLY: Please send application to jobs.irri.org (go to "search/ visit the IRRI job board" and look for the positions you are interested to apply to). To know more about IRRI, kindly visit www.irri.org.
****************************** *EVALUATOR / TEAM LEADER PAKISTAN
MSI is recruiting for a senior-level Evaluator/ Team Leader to lead a five-person team of international and local consultants to conduct a performance evaluation of the USAID-funded Energy Policy Project (EPP) in Pakistan in accordance with USAID Evaluation Policy, USAID/Pakistan and MSI evaluation standards. EPP is a multiyear initiative to provide technical assistance to increase power generation, reduce transmission losses, increase cost recovery, introduce new technologies and facilitate Government of Pakistan (GOP) reforms within the energy sector. The evaluation will focus on assessing EPP's effectiveness in achieving its planned results, along with identifying the factors that have contributed to success or lack thereof. The evaluation will take place during the last year of program implementation and will serve a dual purpose of learning to what extent the project's planned results have been achieved and how sustainable they are and to inform the design of USAID's future support for energy sector reforms in Pakistan. This assignment will require approximately eight (8) weeks of field work and data analysis in Pakistan from June through early August 2015. REQUIRES: Master's degree in economics, business, international development, social sciences or relevant field. Minimum fifteen (15) years of experience in international development. Senior-level evaluator with experience leading USAID program performance evaluations. Knowledge of energy issues, particularly those related to power generation and transmission. Knowledge of the Pakistan energy sector is a plus. Knowledge or experience with large-scale development program management. Short- term consulting experience in Pakistan and/or neighboring countries. Demonstrated leadership and communication skills. Fluency in English and strong writing skills, including report writing abilities. 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.
****************************** ACDI/VOCA
ACDI/VOCA has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply go to www.acdivoca.org, click on join us
*SENIOR TECHNICAL COORDINATOR, PARTNERSHIPS & INVESTMENTS WASHINGTON, DC
There is an opening for a D.C.-based Senior Technical Coordinator who will be responsible for supporting the design and implementation of ACDI/VOCA's impact investment and public/ private partnerships work. REQUIRES: A master's degree in business administration, international development, or other related field, with a minimum of four years' work experience in international business, finance, development required. Candidates must have demonstrated mastery with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint specifically). A broad professional network among related donors and implementing organizations is preferred. Demonstrated excellence in oral, written, and reading comprehension abilities required. Vacancy no: 15-0015
*NEW BUSINESS ANALYST WASHINGTON, DC
There is an opening for a D.C.-based New Business Analyst who will be responsible for identifying, tracking, and coordinating proposal development efforts under the New Business Development (NBD) team. REQUIRES: A master's degree in business, English, economics, agriculture, international relations, or other related field, with a minimum of two (2) years' experience in proposal coordination/ management (USAID/USG experience preferred). Candidates must have familiarity with donor programs and/or their procurement processes. Candidates must have demonstrated experience writing and editing proposal narratives and strong verbal/ written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required. French language skills preferred; Spanish language skills a plus. Vacancy no: 15-0012
****************************** *PROGRAM OFFICER III ATLANTA, GA
FHI 360 has posted an opening for a Program Officer III who will support FHI 360's work with CDC, including its contract with the Office of the Associate Director for Policy (OADP) - the nexus for the agency's health policy activities. REQUIRES: Bachelor's Degree; Master's preferred. Minimum 7 years of combined project management and communication experience. Strong knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of project management and communication. Excellent and demonstrated project management skills. For more information and to apply go to http://www.fhi360.org/en/WorkingWithUs/res_EmploymentOpportunities.htm. Vacancy no: 15540
****************************** ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
The Asian Development Bank seeks candidates for the following positions. To apply please visit our website at http://www.adb.org/Employment/Professional/default.asp.
*INVESTMENT SPECIALIST, PRIVATE EQUITY MANILA, PHILIPPINES
The Investment Specialist will support the origination, development, due diligence, approval and implementation of commercially-oriented private equity investment opportunities (both fund and direct co-investments originated by investee funds) that support ADB's development objectives for the private sector and overall goal of reducing poverty. REQUIRES: Master's Degree in Finance, Business Administration or equivalent. At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in investment banking, private equity, or management consulting. Direct investing experience with a private equity fund, fund of funds, institutional investor, sovereign wealth fund, or similar entity, with a focus on equity and quasi-equity investments preferred. Strong practical experience in structuring, negotiating and monitoring fund investments and direct co- investment transactions, preferably in a fund of funds context. Closing date: 6/30/15. Vacancy no: ADB-HR-15-0236
*INVESTMENT SPECIALIST, FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS MANILA, PHILIPPINES
The Investment Specialist will support the origination, development, due diligence, approval and implementation of private sector projects (with a focus on bank and nonbank financial institutions) to contribute to ADB's overall mission of reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific. REQUIRES: Master's Degree, or equivalent, in Business Administration, Finance, or related fields. At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in private and finance sector, including hands-on experience in processing loans, analyzing credit risks, structuring loan and other debt as well as equity related transactions, syndicating term loans and related banking activities, or capital markets (swaps, bond) experience. Credit skills, sound understanding of debt financings and capital markets. Equity or Merger & Acquisitions (M&A) background. Closing date: 6/30/15. Vacancy no: ADB-HR-15-0235
*INVESTMENT SPECIALIST, PROJECT FINANCE / INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE MANILA, PHILIPPINES
The Investment Specialist will support the origination, development, due diligence, approval and implementation of private sector infrastructure financing projects to contribute to ADB's overall mission of reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific. REQUIRES: Master's degree, or equivalent, in Business Administration, Finance, or related fields. At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in the financing of private sector infrastructure (particularly project financing or PPPs but including corporate financing in core fields of ADB focus), including hands-on experience in originating loans, guarantees and/or equity transactions, managing due diligence, financial modeling, mitigating credit and other risks, negotiating term sheets and finance documentation and related project (and corporate) finance activities. Specific and relevant experience in emerging market financing and investments, preferably in Asia and the Pacific. Closing date: 6/30/15. Vacancy no: ADB-HR-15-0234
*INVESTMENT SPECIALIST, PORTFOLIO ADMINISTRATION MANILA, PHILIPPINES
The candidate will be working directly with clients, taking responsibility for a number of designated accounts within the Portfolio Management Division's (PSPM) overall portfolio of debt, equity and other investments in infrastructure projects, corporates, financial institutions and private equity funds in developing Asia. REQUIRES: Master's Degree, or equivalent, in Business Administration, Finance, or related fields, preferably at post-graduate level or its equivalent. At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in commercial financial institutions, including hands-on experience of project administration as well as experience in structuring and processing loans and equity investments for projects, corporates and financial institutions, analyzing credit risks, syndicating financial transactions, exit from equity investments and related banking activities. Closing date: 6/30/15. Vacancy no: ADB-HR-15-0237
****************************** 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.
*CHIEF SCIENTIST NAIROBI
A Chief Scientist (D-1) is sought in Nairobi. Duties: scientific aspects of UNEP's strategic priorities and programme of work asset out in UNEP's Medium Term Strategy; Incorporate relevant science in UNEP's work across the six priority areas and ensure coherence; Strengthen UNEP's credibility and visibility in the scientific arena. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in natural or social science discipline relevant to addressing the current and future environmental challenges or related area. Minimum 15 years of responsible experience in substantive areas of requisite competency and professionalism preferably in multicultural institutions processes engaged in scientific research, environmental assessment, environmental monitoring and observing, environmental policy research, scientific programme management or related scientific area. Closing date: 6/9/15. Vacancy no: 15- PGM-UNEP-39990-R-NAIROBI (R)
*PROGRAMME OFFICER, SCIENCE POLICY INTERFACE WASHINGTON, DC
A Programme Officer, Science Policy Interface (P-4) is sought in Washington, DC. Duties: Serves as a senior policy officer, advising UNEP, and particularly the sub-programme Coordinators and the regional coordinators, on overall policy direction and country needs in the region that require UNEP attention; serves as the primary UNEP focal point in the region on environmental science and assessment; keeps abreast of, analyses and reports on latest developments in the region related to science-policy and assessment-related issues, identifying where best an environmental dimension is warranted; liaises with other scientific organizations, donors, etc. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in an environment or development related field is required. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management in complex socio-economic settings. Experience in working in projects operating at the science-policy interface an advantage. Closing date: 6/9/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM-UNEP-41918-R- WASHINGTON (X)
*HUMAN SETTLEMENTS OFFICER (2 POSTS) BAGHDAD; ERBIL
Human Settlements Officers (2 posts) (P-4) are sought in Baghdad and Erbil. Duties: Ensure effective and efficient execution of UN-Habitat projects and management of the project resources through resource mobilization activities, technical guidance, quality, cost control and ensure support of the project resources as per approved project document and substantive work plan. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in engineering, project management, business administration urban planning, architecture or a related field. A minimum of seven (7) years of working experience in areas related to human settlements, project or programme management and/or development, including at least three at the international level. Experience in post conflict areas is an added advantage. Closing date: 6/7/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM- UNHABITAT-40443-R-MULTIPLE D/S (E)
****************************** *SENIOR RESEARCH AND EVALUATION ADVISOR ACCRA, GHANA
International Business and Technical Consultants, Inc. is seeking a Research and Evaluation Advisor in Ghana. Performance Period: Immediate - January 28, 2020; Reports to: E4D Chief of Party. The Research & Evaluation (R&E) Advisor shall be responsible for leading the design and implementation of all the operations research and evaluations under the E4D, carried out by CPHDA, IRESCO and the recipient groups under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP). He will work with the USAID COR and other USAID technical staff and IBTCI Project Manager to develop methodologies to carry out the Operational Research (OR) and evaluation activities. He will be based in Accra, Ghana with travel to monitor evaluations, OR, capacity building, and dissemination activities in the six non-presence countries. He is expected to provide technical expertise in research methodologies, protocols, analytical frameworks, instrument and tool development, data management, and other technical assistance as necessary. The R&E Advisor is the lead technical advisor for the E4D project. He will be the lead analyst for interpreting the results of operational research (OR), evaluations, surveys, assessments and other field data collection efforts, and be responsible for ensuring the quality of all E4D task order technical deliverables related to R&E. Duties and Responsibilities: This Senior R&E Advisor shall carry out the following duties and responsibilities: Technical Responsibilities (General): Serve as the project's technical lead providing strategic direction for programming and planning purposes. Supervise consultant teams implementing project task orders focused on the implementation of operational research, evaluations, surveys, assessments, data quality assessments and other studies. Review and edit technical deliverables of consultant teams. As needed, solicit assistance from IBTCI's senior technical experts at the Home Office (HO). Supervise the implementation of project operational research, evaluations, assessments, surveys, activities and related sector or policy studies. Design or provide assistance in the design of performance management systems and research and evaluation methodologies and tools. Provide technical assistance to teams on the analysis plans for evaluation-related task orders. Develop, implement and periodically update the E4D Capacity Building Plan based on USAID's needs and guidance. Assist with implementation of project-related Data Quality Assessments. Provide R&E training services upon request from USAID. Trainings will follow a capacity building plan developed by the R&E Advisor which complies with conventional adult learning methodologies. Performance Monitoring: Oversee the annual review of the Mission or USAID/Washington Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP); develop R&E Plan Guidelines; review (internal) project-level R&E plans (PMEPs), and provide R&E technical assistance to Mission and implementing partner staff. Advises and train any Implementing Partners on effective R&E methodologies, approaches, and techniques. Be responsible for the design and delivery of performance management training as needed for both Mission and implementing partner staff. Provide independent verification of performance data reported by implementing partners through evaluation of USAID/West Africa programs. Periodically review and offer recommendations for an improved USAID client performance management system that reflects Agency standards and best practices in areas such as data and indicator quality, baselines, targets, and performance reporting. Evaluation: Be responsible for the design, quality, development and completion of all OR and evaluations and ensure they are compliant with USAID OR and Evaluation Policy and guidelines. Review all technical deliverables of evaluation teams, specifically Inception Reports, OR, Evaluation Design and Workplans, Draft and Final OR, Evaluation reports. Be responsible for the technical integrity to ensure all deliverables meet the expectations of the client and are contractually compliant. Ensure all evaluation reports produced by E4D follow the format delineated in the USAID Checklist for Reviewers of OR and evaluation reports. Ensure that the short-term technical experts and evaluation team members recruited under this contract are of a high caliber and possess the required technical expertise. Make recommendations to replace hired consultants if they are unable to conduct high quality OR and evaluations per USAID OR and Evaluation Policy guidance. Actively participate in evaluations and assessments throughout the life of the contract, as appropriate. Lead and coordinate recruitment and oversee the selection and management of OR and evaluation teams. Contribute substantively to the design and field testing of the OR and evaluation methodology, participatory data collection methods and protocols, data verification techniques, and other technical evaluation and analytical tasks conducted under this contract. Supervise Evaluation Team Leaders, and mentor as appropriate. Ensure that project data collection methodologies are standardized and used effectively in the field; supervise data collection techniques, and perform data quality control. General/ Other Management: Serve as the R&E technical point of contact for USAID Mission and/or COR providing management and technical advice on the implementation of the performance monitoring plan, including periodic evaluations and assessments as required by the CoP. Develop in conjunction with the USAID client a forward-looking annual R&E plan. Use performance management best practices and the data collected through monitoring, assessments, and evaluations to develop and maintain a simple knowledge and performance management system that enhances the Mission's capacity to respond in a timely fashion to diverse information requests from internal and external stakeholders, including Mission management, USAID/Washington, local host country government organizations and nationals, and audit agencies. Provide R&E technical assistance and training to help raise the profile and understanding of USAID Evaluation Policy and the principle of "Managing for Results" to improve program implementation and programmatic and resource decision- making. Manage technical resources during project implementation. Monitor the timely submission of all project technical deliverables. Develop and routinely maintain an electronic system for monitoring these deliverables which is shared with the COP. Develop and maintain databases for: 1) Consultant Database and 2) Collaborating Firms and Institutions. Solicit the support of software specialist(s) to develop an interactive, web-based Consultant Database. Once operational, be responsible for the routine review and maintenance of the Databases and/or solicit support needed. Review and update E4D Standard Operating Procedures on a quarterly basis, such as the Evaluation & Special Studies Quality Management Guide, OR and Evaluations Processes, etc. Continually recruit new talent for active and future TOs including reviewing CVs and interviewing prospective consultants. Spearhead project efforts for knowledge sharing and dissemination through R&E Users Group or other type of project/ program users' group mechanism. Ensure the on time delivery of high quality project technical deliverables related to R&E and performance management. Supervise and mentor other R&E staff as assigned. Function as Officer in Charge (OIC) and project representative in the absence of the CoP or PD. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: An advanced degree in public health, evaluation, research, statistics, or other relevant field is required. Prior Work Experience: Minimum of ten years of progressively more responsible experience in the following areas: Serving as a team leader on several USAID performance evaluations, specifically in public health. Indicator development, data collection and analysis, data quality assessments, and/or performance monitoring and reporting. Providing guidance to technical teams in the development and updating of performance management plans (PMPs). Creation and management of performance tracking systems. Experience leveraging performance monitoring data for the improvement of ongoing project management. Technical expertise in the design and implementation of evaluations of development interventions. Participate in the design and field testing of surveys, questionnaires, and/or other data collection instruments; R&E training design and delivery. Technical expertise in evaluation design, including experimental and quasi-experimental methods. Supervise the work of a field OR and evaluation team. Previous experience working in West Africa is desirable. Project management skills are desirable. Familiarity with USAID policies related to OR and evaluation and performance management highly desirable. Familiarity with database management and statistical analysis, and a thorough understanding of R&E and direct experience with external evaluations and routine monitoring. Language: Professional written and oral fluency in American English is required. Proficiency in French is desirable. TO APPLY: Please go to https://ibtci.devhire.devex.com/. Along with application, please submit your CV including three references that we can contact, cover letter, and the USAID Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet (AID 1420-17) found here: http://www.usaid.gov/forms. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. IBTCI is an equal opportunity employer.
****************************** *DEPUTY COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE, PROGRAMS ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR
Population Services International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization, with a mission to measurably improve the health of poor and vulnerable people in the developing world by influencing their behavior, principally through social marketing of family planning and health products and services, and health communications. PSI has programs in more than 60 countries and works in malaria, HIV, reproductive health, child survival, and tuberculosis. PSI's core values are a belief in markets and market mechanisms to contribute to sustained improvements in the lives of the poor; results and a strong focus on measurement; speed and efficiency with a predisposition to action, empowering our staff at the local level; and a long term commitment to the people we serve. For more information, please visit www.psi.org. With guidance from the CR, the Deputy Country Representative - Programs will directly supervise the programmatic departments (Malaria Prevention and Treatment; Child Survival, Reproductive Health, HIV Prevention & Neonatal Health), the Research Department, as well as the Technical Advisor and a Consultant. S/he will also act as the focal point for grants funded by the Global Fund (PSI/M is PR for 2 NFM grants (HIV and Malaria) and also PR for NSA (malaria prevention and treatment in the public sector). S/he will offer technical, financial and managerial support as well as being responsible for ensuring that all information communicated to both internal and external audiences is consistent and is of high quality. The DCR - Programs will also be responsible for assisting the CR, DCR-Operations and DCR - Corporate Services & Finance in representing PSI externally with partners and provide overall strategic vision. The platform's large Malaria program (annual budget of $30M) currently funded by GF, USAID, and UNITAID includes fever case management via RDTs, malaria prevention via LLIN distribution (mass campaigns, routine, continuous) and IRS, as well as treatment interventions of simple and complicated malaria cases. The Child Survival program (annual budget of $4M) funded by USAID and UNICEF is an IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Infections) program including diarrheal disease case management, water treatment, pneumonia treatment, and nutrition. The FP/RH and STI/HIV activities (annual budget of $6M) currently funded by USAID, WHP and GF include a wide range of short and long term method products and services as well as maternal and neonatal health (umbilical cord) care services and cervical cancer detection, treatment and referral. HIV/STI prevention activities in the concentrated epidemic of Madagascar include product and IPC interventions, as well as counseling and testing services, focused on youth and high risk groups (female sex workers, high- risk men and men having sex with men). The Research Department supports these programs as well as the ACTWatch project. The Research Department is an integral part of the programmatic cone in order to ensure informed and evidence based programming. Current programmatic priorities include expansion of innovations (CHX for umbilical cord care, MNPs for nutrition, misoprostol for PPH) while continuing to explore and advocate for new opportunities (misoprostol for PAC, Sanitation and Hygiene interventions (WASH), Nutrition and possibly others) and maintain high quality standards for the current portfolio of interventions; implementation of a mass LLIN distribution campaign in 2015; continued improvement of community-based interventions and increased collaboration with the public and private sectors. In addition to proven skills in organizational management, expertise in at least one or more programmatic areas, and expertise with the Global Fund, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to maintain excellent partnerships with donors in general, the government and other key stakeholders. French language required. Reports to the CR. RESPONSIBILITIES: Include, but not limited to: Direct Malaria, Child Survival, Reproductive Health and HIV/STI departments in the planning and implementation of all programmatic activities in accordance with workplans, evidence based research, and platform strategic plan. Plan, implement and monitor programmatic budgets for all programs in collaboration with the DCR- CS&F and with departmental directors. Ensure quality of all external donor reporting in English and in French. Manage and mentor three program directors, one Senior Research Coordinator, and one TA to include skills transfer/ capacity building. Lead organization in the implementation and monitoring of its GF grants, with particular emphasis on the vast array of malaria interventions, and collaboration with SALAMA for product distribution to the public sector, as well as with First line ACT buyers through the GF's manufacturer's subsidy model. In conjunction with the Regional Researcher and Research team, develop and oversee the research plans (monitoring of ongoing research), and ensure relevance of new research/ study plans as new proposals are being developed. Represent PSI internally, and support the CR and DCRs on general organizational and management issues (Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Audit, Procurement, etc.); and In collaboration with CR and DCRs, represent PSI externally and ensure continued strong relations with donor, government, NGO, and commercial entities - to include fundraising efforts. QUALIFICATIONS: Significant programmatic and managerial experience in one or more of the following areas: reproductive health/ family planning and neonatal care, malaria prevention and treatment, child survival & development (including nutrition), WASH, HIV/STI prevention. Strong project management skills (knowledge of Microsoft Project would be a plus). Demonstrated experience in integrating evidence based research into programs. At least five years' work experience in a developing country. MPH required, other relevant degrees are bonus. Knowledge of international development and health issues. Familiarity and experience in dealing with the international donor community - particularly the Global Fund and USAID, and UN Agencies a plus. Excellent bilingual writing and presentation skills. Fluency in English and French. The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have: excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a strong interest in private sector approaches to development; and proven ability to produce results. STATUS: Exempt, Level 5. TO APPLY: Please apply online at www.psi.org. Population Services International is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender identity, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/ndncyf7
****************************** *DIRECTOR OR MANAGER OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION CAMBRIDGE, MA
Ibis Reproductive Health is a non-governmental research organization that aims to improve women's reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. Ibis accomplishes its mission by conducting original clinical and social science research, leveraging existing research, producing educational resources, and promoting policies and practices that support sexual and reproductive rights and health. Our staff of roughly 20 is located in Cambridge, MA; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Oakland, CA. Ibis's annual budget is approximately $2.8 million (www.ibisreproductivehealth.org). We seek an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about our mission to work with Ibis's President to ensure Ibis's financial and administrative operations run smoothly and we are able to achieve our goals; we aim for our finance and administrative work to meet the highest quality standards as well as all reporting and compliance requirements. This role includes oversight of human resources, IT support, and other general office administrative matters. The Director or Manager of Finance and Administration is a senior staff position, reporting directly to the President. Financial Responsibilities: Work with the President to create an annual budget for presentation to the board. Communicate financial goals, strategies and deadlines internally and to Ibis's senior staff and Board. Prepare quarterly interim financial statements comparing actual organization-wide results to the annual budget. Oversee preparation of project budgets, financial reports, and supplementary materials for proposals and reports to donors. Review all organizational contracts, grants, and awards. Work with external lawyers to ensure all agreements conform to best practices and adequately protect the organization's interests. Prepare the organization's financial records for annual audit. Work with outside auditors to complete the annual audit and submit all tax and other required regulatory documentation. Ensure financial records and processes meet the highest standards and comply with all grant requirements. Maintain and oversee implementation of internal controls to protect the organization's financial assets and satisfy audit and other third-party requirements. Human Resource/ Personnel Responsibilities: Maintain the organization's employee files and work with lawyers and outside accountants to ensure compliance with all regulations. Oversee documentation and implementation of Ibis policies and procedures. Maintain the organization's employee insurance and other benefit programs; work with our broker to negotiate health insurance and other benefit contracts. QUALIFICATIONS: Intellectual curiosity and a commitment to reproductive health and rights. Financial management experience of at least three years in a non-profit environment; minimum eight years' experience in general accounting and financial statement preparation; Excellent oral and written communications skills; Strong interpersonal skills, excellent judgment and a sense of humor; Demonstrated ability to set priorities, organize workload, and manage competing demands; Experience in Human Resources or Personnel functions preferred; Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required; MBA or CPA preferred. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point; experience with Quickbooks preferred. This is a full time position; salary will be based on experience and qualifications. Generous benefits package. TO APPLY: send a cover letter and CV to admin@ibisreproductivehealth.org or mail to Ibis Reproductive Health, 17 Dunster Street, Suite 201, Cambridge, MA 02138. No phone calls, please.
****************************** *COUNTRY DIRECTORS BANGLADESH, SIERRA LEONE, TIMOR LESTE AND ZAMBIA
Marie Stopes International is one of the largest international family planning organizations in the world. Millions of the world's poorest and most vulnerable women trust Marie Stopes International to provide them with quality family planning and reproductive healthcare. We are in 38 countries, with 9,000 team members, 3,190 social franchises, 52,000 outreach locations and 600+ clinics. We are recruiting for a number of Country Director posts: Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Timor Leste and Zambia. The role is the most senior representative, working closely with governments, donors and other key stakeholders to deliver essential family planning and reproductive health care services, and empowering women to choose when they have their children. As the Country Director you will lead a skilled professional country team valuing and rewarding high performance, accountability, speed and efficiency and innovation, while keeping the client at the heart of everything you do. You will lead in the development of new business opportunities overseeing financial, administrative and logistical resources; and ensuring adherence to MSI minimum standards; and assuring quality operations in line with annual and long-term strategic goals and objectives. Bangladesh - a 2,300 strong team deliver life-changing services to 2 million clients, with an annual budget of c.$17m. The Bangladesh programme has recently gone through a large expansion and now consists of 141 clinics and 600 outreach sites, delivering a wide variety of channels and services. The programme is very well respected in Bangladesh and there is great potential to develop further as a social business. Sierra Leone - based in Freetown and established in 1988, our Sierra Leone programme has a strong reputation in the country, built through our continuous delivery of essential family planning services during the war and recent Ebola epidemic. Along with a dedicated senior management team, you will work to uphold this reputation and continue to ensure the high-quality and efficiency of operations in Sierra Leone's 8 centres, 14 outreach teams and workforce of c. 250. Timor Leste - based in Dili this is one of MSI's smaller programmes. MSI Timor Leste was established in 2006 and currently employs c. 90 staff across 8 of the 13 districts in the country. As the only organization specializing in sexual and reproductive health services in the country, the programme is focused on improving the health of people in Timor-Leste through provision of family planning and safe motherhood services, sexually transmitted infection and HIV counselling and testing, and youth friendly information and services. However, with crucial support from governments and donors, there is potential to grow this well-established platform through clinic expansion and establishment of pilot mobile clinics outreach. Zambia - Based in Lusaka, working with a dedicated senior management team, you will work with donors and the government to continue to ensure the high-quality and efficiency of operations in Zambia's 3 urban youth centres, 20 social franchises, 7 outreach teams, a rapidly expanding social marketing programme and a workforce of c. 70. QUALIFICATIONS: We see the successful candidate bringing to the role an understanding of the development sector and an entrepreneurial approach. You will have had experience operating at Country Director or Chief of Party level or similar, and experience of working with donors. In addition, you will have worked challenging environments as well as designed and delivered strategic and annual business plans and income generation through donor funding, and/or commercial activities. You will have financial and reporting management experience, to include managing and improving the bottom line and the ability to generate, track and analyze management information and client data to inform management decision-making. In addition you will be a motivational leader with strong communication skills with the ability to manage both internal and external stakeholders, as well as motivated to deliver tangible results for the organization and to manage change successfully. The successful candidates will be pro- choice. TO APPLY: For more information about these opportunities, please click through to find further details and job frameworks. www.bit.ly/countrydirectormsi. Closing date: midnight 13th May (UK time)
****************************** *REGIONAL DIRECTOR - EAST AFRICA REGION LONDON OR EAST AFRICA REGION
Marie Stopes International is one of the largest international family planning organisations in the world. Millions of the world's poorest and most vulnerable women trust Marie Stopes International to provide them with quality family planning and reproductive healthcare. We are in 37 countries, with 9,000 team members, 3,190 social franchises, 52,000 outreach locations and 600+ clinics. Join Marie Stopes International as the Regional Director for the East Africa Region based in London or within the East Africa region, and help us transform the lives of millions. You will have the opportunity to take your management skills and commercial expertise to the cutting edge of the global development sector. As Regional Director: East Africa you provide leadership to country programmes across the region: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Mexico. Through line management of the Country Directors and the support team for your region (11 direct reports), you will ensure the country programmes are strong organisations with programmatic vision and results that align with Marie Stopes International's (MSI's ) mission and strategic plan. The role will work closely with the VP & International Operations Director with significant internal and external facing responsibilities ranging from providing leadership to country programmes on MSI's key programming streams (service delivery, management systems, business development and innovation, and resource development) to driving improvements in global systems and standards by providing clear guidance and strategic leadership. You will also be responsible for managing the Regional Support Office team and coordinating with MSI's technical experts to ensure countries have the capacity and ability to meet MSI standards and guidelines and deliver on their plans. About you: We see you bringing to the role experience of successfully running a country programme or private sector organisation at a Regional Director or Country Director/ Senior Management level together with a track record of delivering superior results and experience of working within a matrix organisation with a shared services model. You will have a commercial mind-set and be comfortable with a commercial approach to the delivery of products and services and therefore actively seek out opportunities to create synergies with our clinics and pharma businesses and other MSI teams. You will have experience of leading and managing programmes/ organizations of significant turnover, preferably within the reproductive sector or related field. TO APPLY: For more information about this opportunity, please visit www.bit.ly/regionaldirectormsi. Salary: Competitive. The successful candidate will be pro choice. Closing date: 13th May 2015 midnight UK time
****************************** *DIRECTOR, CRISIS, CONFLICT AND GOVERNANCE PRACTICE VIENNA, VIRGINIA
International Business and Technical Consultants, Inc. has posted an opening for a Director, Crisis, Conflict and Governance Practice in Vienna. Management responsibilities include: Responsible for a significant level of business development activity, both proactive, and responsive, e.g., bid/no-bid vetting, proposal development, proposal writing, and proposal management, to include all support activities through to submission; Initiating and following through on new business development opportunities; Taking the lead or serving as a team member in proposal preparation activities; Drafting M&E sections of proposals in technical areas other than M&E; Managing M&E practice resources in project implementation; Representing IBTCI in business development or project implementation meetings with partners or clients; Supervise M&E coordinators, as needed; Strategic oversight for contract implementation including overseeing logistical and operational aspects of contracts; Oversee consultant recruitment for proposals and short term technical assistance activities; Budget management and oversight for contracts; Quality control for contracts and work products submitted by consultants; Facilitate development of consultant and sub-contractor contracts and purchase order agreements; Manage relationships with U.S. and internationally-based consultants and sub-contractors; May serve as primary DC-based point of contact for project's USG COR. Technical M&E responsibilities include: Taking team leadership/ support roles on M&E projects; Conducting development project evaluations, assessments and related sector or policy studies; Designing or providing assistance in the design of performance management systems and evaluation methodologies and tools; Conducting analytic tasks on evaluation projects; Providing M&E training services. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in International Affairs, International Development, Policy Analysis, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration and/or Statistics/ Social Research; 10+ years of experience in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of foreign assistance activities; At least 3 years of experience in a leadership position demonstrating professional interaction with senior U.S and foreign government officials; 15+ years of experience in program management of foreign assistance or donor activities; Expertise in at least one of the M&E-related activities such as statistical analysis, impact analysis, performance evaluations, instrument design and management, M&E training; Demonstrated experience in two or more of the following sectors: security, rule of law, health, economic growth, democracy and governance, food security, environment, social well- being; Experience designing M&E systems for international development projects; Experience in all aspects of the proposal process: capture management; partnering; research; recruitment; writing; red-teaming; support to costing. Familiarity with the development consulting and NGO community and its actors; Overseas experience working in M&E, and in particular experience in crisis and conflict-affected areas; Strong communication skills (oral and written) required. Demonstrable results oriented, flexible and problem solving skills. Fluency in the English language is required and a working competence in another language is desirable. TO APPLY: Please visit https://ibtci.devhire.devex.com/ and click on the link for the above mentioned job. No phone calls please. Only final candidates will be contacted. IBTCI is an equal opportunity employer.
****************************** *SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR, HEALTH WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA is part of a global organization working with communities in over 50 countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Our mission promises a better future for children and their communities by equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to create their own solutions. If you believe that you have the unique skills and abilities to make a difference for children in difficult circumstances, then join our dedicated team to create a better future for all. The Senior Technical Advisor is a member of Plan's Water, Sanitation, and Health (WASH) Practice Area. S/he will be responsible for providing technical direction and oversight to grant funded projects related to global health issues, including reproductive health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health, and health systems strengthening. As well, s/he will help identify and explore new business opportunities from institutional, foundation, and multilateral donors in an effort to maximize Plan's revenue and influence in the health programming sector. S/he will participate in related research and documentation efforts and represent Plan at sector meetings and events. The position will also engage with Plan's health technical network and contribute to technical documents, as needed. This full-time, benefitted position reports to the Senior Director, Water, Sanitation and Health and is based in the Washington DC office. Principal Responsibilities: Program Management 70%: Provides management and technical support to Plan International USA's Health programs, with close attention to ensuring quality, as well as timely spend and reporting. Participates in the management/ backstopping of multi-year grant-funded projects, including management support for the assessment, management, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and compliance with donor rules and regulations. Provides technical support to Plan's portfolio of, maternal/ child health, reproductive health, nutrition and health systems strengthening areas to ensure technical and managerial excellence and the integration of gender into programs. Works with field counterparts to ensure timely and quality planning and donor reporting including: work plans, detailed project implementation plans, baseline reports, annual work plans, progress reports, etc. Works with Finance team to review and oversee budgets and ensure timely and appropriate use of project funds. New Business Development 25%: Researches and identifies new business opportunities relevant to the practice area and works with other business development specialist to monitor activity and gather intelligence. Provides technical input for proposals being developed to support USNO in the priority areas of reproductive health, nutrition, maternal/ child health and health systems strengthening. Develop relationships with donors for major funding sources and assist in the identification and development of proposals and solicitations for health funding. Assists with the capture management process, including partner discussions and development of partner scopes of work in pre-teaming agreements. May co-lead or support the proposal process in responding to large-scale, often complex proposals. This includes researching background information, facilitating proposal design sessions, writing and editing sections of technical and budget narratives, and managing partners and consultants. Collaborate with Cost & Pricing Lead/ Director to ensure cost proposal meets all solicitation requirements. Outreach and networking: 5%: Liaises with Plan International field staff to 1) promote and ensure project-related information sharing, 2) discuss field needs and identify appropriate responses, and 3) develop strategies to ensure effective and efficient program implementation. Provides support to corporate and foundation fundraising based on USNO public health priorities and strategies. Represents Plan in the international development community through participation in key technical and programmatic coalitions, working groups and global networks, as requested. Serve as spokesperson for Plan at meetings and conferences on health issues representing our particular focus on meeting the needs of women, children and families. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree required, preferably an MPH or other related technical degree. Minimum twelve years of experience in the priority areas of reproductive health, 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. Demonstrated experience in a business development team, inclusive of proposal writing and management, specifically with USAID. Skills and Competencies: Excellent oral communication and writing skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit. 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 30%. Physical and Mental Demands: International travel is required up to 30 percent of the time, sometimes with short notice. The successful candidate must be resilient, and capable of maintaining a calm, professional focus under busy and time sensitive conditions. In turn, Plan strives to create a flexible work environment that includes compensatory time for extensive travel and the privilege to work remotely, at times, in line with our policy. Work Environment: Plan offers a collaborative and engaging work atmosphere with the opportunity to exchange ideas, opinions, and views with a diverse and passionate workforce. TO APPLY: Plan seeks to fill this position as quickly as possible. Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via our website: www.planusa.org/jobopps. The closing date is May 8, 2015. Questions can be directed to the HR Business Partner at Nduku.wickett@planusa.org.
****************************** *BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA is seeking a Business Development Manager in Washington, DC. Plan International USA is part of a global organization working with communities in over 50 countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Our mission promises a better future for children and their communities by equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to create their own solutions. If you believe that the promise of children far exceeds the poverty they are born into, then don't just hope for a better future, join our dedicated team to create a better future for all. The Business Development Manager (BDM) is a member of the Business Development Team and is responsible for prospecting, networking, and identifying new opportunities for funding from the U.S. Government and Multilateral Donors to maximize new business and revenue potential for the organization. The BDM will work with senior staff and team members to research opportunities across relevant technical areas and develop the plans to compete for selected bids, executing those plans, including oversight of pre-solicitation and pre-proposal activities. The BDM will participate in all aspects of the proposal process and will be assigned management and ownership for selected proposals through inception to submission. The BDM may also be expected to represent Plan at external events and with Country Office staff and may make presentations to peers, donors and potential donors. Principal Responsibilities: Identify and track relevant upcoming USAID funding opportunities - through advance intelligence gathering, partner relationships, and other available resources - and inform Country Offices (COs) and relevant Plan technical and other partners. Conduct prospecting visits to Plan's Country Offices to identify and prepare for upcoming funding opportunities. Gather and analyze intelligence to inform proposal strategy. Manage Action Plans for pre-solicitation proposal preparations and bid planning including: partnership building, bid strategy, development of win-themes, oversight of and contribution to technical design, drafting management and other sections of the proposal in advance of the solicitation. Manage the development of key USAID-funded proposals and ensure proper submission of quality, responsive bids. Oversee the development of teaming agreements. Provide oversight of technical design and cost proposal. Prepare PPRs, capacity statements and other relevant documents/ sections. Ensure proper internal review/ quality control processes. Draft other sections of the proposal where appropriate. Represent Plan International USA's business development interests at relevant meetings, events, and within resource mobilization or donor- specific peer networks, as it relates to USG funding streams. Contribute to the expansion of Plan International USA's consultant roster for key technical and bid preparation functions. Assist with the recruitment activities of key staff needed for the bid. Skills and Competencies: Experience with USAID solicitations is required; substantive relevant experience in proposal development for other multilateral or bilateral donors may be considered within the years of experience sought. Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines. Ability to effectively communicate with and coordinate activities of multiple partners, including field-based staff. Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting, research, negotiation, and verbal communications. Excellent interpersonal skills. Working knowledge of a second language: French, Spanish preferred. Ability to collaborate with others and work as part of a team. Willingness to travel, often on short notice, for specific assignments in country offices. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in International Development or related field required. A minimum of five years' work experience in a business development setting or related field. Field experience a plus. Physical and Mental Demands: Business Development work is often very time sensitive and can be extremely stressful. The successful candidate must therefore be sufficiently resilient, and capable of maintaining a calm, professional focus under such conditions. In turn, Plan strives to create a flexible work environment that includes compensatory time for extensive travel and the privilege to work remotely, at times, in line with our policy. Work Environment: Plan offers a collaborative and engaging work atmosphere with the opportunity to exchange ideas, opinions, and views with a diverse and passionate workforce. International travel is required to any of the 50+ countries where Plan works, including to those countries with difficult or challenging working environments. Travel may be up to 30 percent of time. TO APPLY: Plan seeks to fill this position as quickly as possible. Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via our website: www.planusa.org. Questions can be directed to the HR Business Partner at Nduku.wickett@planusa.org.
****************************** *BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL WRITER WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA is seeking a Business Development Proposal Writer in Washington, DC. Plan International USA is part of a global organization working with communities in over 50 countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Our mission promises a better future for children and their communities by equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to create their own solutions. If you believe that the promise of children far exceeds the poverty they are born into, then don't just hope for a better future, join our dedicated team to create a better future for all. The Proposal Writer is a critical member of the Business Development Team and is responsible for ensuring the submission of comprehensive, highly competitive bids to USG and multilateral donors. The Proposal Writer serves as the lead writer of proposals, and is responsible for coordinating and editing all sections of the proposal that are prepared by other staff and/or consultants. Proposals will typically be written with emphasis on a technical area, such as, but not limited to education, health, child protection, water and sanitation, and youth and economic empowerment. This full-time, benefitted position reports to the Senior Director for Business Development and is based in Washington, DC. Proposal Design/ Development (75%): Lead the writing of responsive and high-quality proposal sections (technical approach, activities, work/ implementation plan, management plan, monitoring and evaluation plan, and results frameworks) in accordance with bid-specific action plans. Collect, integrate and assure the quality of any contributions from Plan technical specialists and/or consultants. Review, revise, and copy-edit technical proposal sections provided by Plan technical staff, consultants and partners, and integrate into the overall technical application. Review, revise, edit, and improve the quality and responsiveness of proposal documents and materials produced by country offices and technical units. Participate in technical reviews and incorporate all feedback and revisions in a timely manner. Review and integrate all background materials (including country development strategy or program strategy documents, previous proposals and reports, Requests for Applications (RFAs), Request for Proposals (RFPs), Annual Program Statements (APSs), and other solicitation documents) to ensure that the technical application is compliant with all technical and formatting requirements. Interview and gather input from country offices, technical units, subject matter specialists, and other resource persons. Lead or support the preparation and delivery of proposal design workshops. Review and edit small bid submissions and concept notes. New Business Development (25%): Assist with the identification of new business opportunities. Develop capacity statements, management approaches, and other models for upcoming proposals. Design and implement capacity building plans and materials for Plan staff at all levels [Country Office (CO), National Office (NO), International headquarters (IH)] to enhance Plan's ability to develop technical content. Support the preparation and delivery of pre-bid design workshops. Research and follow developments in donor strategies and policies; provide briefs to BDU and COs as necessary. QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting, research, negotiation, and verbal communications. At least 5 years progressive experience developing and writing successful proposals for USG donors, and especially USAID. Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to collaborate with others and work as part of a team. Willingness to travel, often on short notice, for specific writing assignments in country offices. Education and Experience: Master's degree in International Development, Communications, or a related field 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 and is always deadline driven. The successful candidate must therefore be sufficiently resilient, and capable of maintaining a calm, professional focus under such conditions. In turn, Plan strives to create a flexible work environment that includes compensatory time and the privilege to work remotely, at times, in line with our policy. Work Environment: Plan offers a collaborative and engaging work atmosphere with the opportunity to exchange ideas, opinions, and views with a diverse and passionate workforce. International travel is required to any of the 50+ countries where Plan works, including to those countries with difficult or challenging working environments. Travel may be up to 30 percent of time. TO APPLY: Plan seeks to fill this position as quickly as possible. Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via our website: www.planusa.org. Questions can be directed to the HR Business Partner at Nduku.wickett@planusa.org.
****************************** *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.
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY, DRC KINSHASA, DRC
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. Department Overview: Pact seeks a Chief of Party for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Integrated Health Program (IHP) East and West Kasai Provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo to improve key population-based national health indicators periodically collected and reported in surveys. This position is contingent on award. Position Purpose: The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the project. She/he will supervise project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners. The COP position requires political savvy, as she/he will interact with numerous GOT institutions and senior-level national and county-level government officials. Key Responsibilities: The Chief of Party must demonstrate dynamic leadership and a spirit of flexibility, adaptability and collaboration under challenging conditions. Specific responsibilities may include: Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements. Participate in the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs; represent Pact in negotiating with donors and partners. Manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports. Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources. Ensure compliance with HQ and USAID requirements, policies and regulations. Act as liaison to relevant donors and the local government. As relevant, manage all local grant making 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. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Skills and Abilities: Leadership: Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations. Deep understanding of Pact's strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good. Consistently works within internal process and procedures. Strong interpersonal and team building skills. Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives. Project Management: Strong planning and time management skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences. Ability to problem-solve difficult issues. Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities. Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills. Proficiency in developing and managing a budget. Technical Skills: Strong experience in Integrated Health. Strong knowledge and understanding of USAID policies and regulations. High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems. People Management: Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback. Ability to mentor others. Preferred QUALIFICATIONS: At least seven years' experience in managing complex integrated health programs, social services programs, and/or public health programs of similar scope and size is desired. At least seven years' experience as senior staff in at least three of the following areas: child protection, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; social service systems strengthening; quality improvement/ quality assurance; M&E; and operations research preferred. At least five years international experience in development, managing, overseeing, or evaluating comprehensive social services programs of similar size and complexity, with USAID experience preferred. At least five years demonstrated skills and experience in partnership building, especially with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, donors, private sector, NGO and local community organizations. At least seven years of experience in program management and administration, financial management, award cooperative agreement compliance, subaward management, and tracking project performance and costs. Professional level of oral and written fluency in English and French. At least a Master's Degree in social sciences, public health, management, business administration, or a related field required. Strong management and communication skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, ability to create synergies where applicable, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0046. 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 PROJECT MANAGER (PART-TIME) WASHINGTON, DC OR JAKARTA, INDONESIA
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 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. 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 Indonesia Senior Program Manager 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; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Asia Eurasia Senior Program Manager, the Indonesia Senior Project Manager is responsible for representing and managing Pact's work in Indonesia, including the efficient implementation of the DERAP project. This position will serve as a liaison between Pact's home office and the in-country implementation team. Key Responsibilities: Support start-up of Pact operations in country and lead start-up of DERAP, a USAID- funded HIV/AIDs health project to be implemented in 17 districts focused on technical and organization capacity building of local partners; Establish relevant program and finance systems; Maintain a thorough understanding of project, work environment, and donor and partner relationships; Monitor and support Pact project staff with a particular focus on compliance of Pact and donor requirements, particularly on grants and finances; Provide oversight and quality control of project, including conducting site visits when/ where appropriate, reviewing and providing input in to project implementation arrangements, monitoring of project burn rates in coordination with the DC office finance staff; Assist project staff in the development of project reports, work plans, PMPs, and other project requirements and ensure timely submission and quality of content; Provide technical assistance in capacity development and/or HIV/AIDS; Track financial reports and work with DERAP office for effective budget expenditures and management; Coordinate with Grants and Contracts teams both in Jakarta and DC to ensure all subawards are signed, implemented and closed appropriately; Represent Pact in public events and meetings; Contribute to development of Pact's relationships with external stakeholders (government, civil society, donors, and project beneficiaries); Performing other related tasks as needed; This position will be Part-Time (50% LOE); This position is not budgeted for expatriate allowances; This position is can be based in Washington, DC or Jakarta, Indonesia. Basic REQUIREMENTS: BA and 10+ years of relevant experience (or equivalent); Ability to travel for extended periods of time; Experience supporting international donor-funded programs, particularly USAID-funded contracts; Strong skills in management and coordination of multiple activities and teams. Strong ability to multi-task; Excellent communication (written and verbal) and cross cultural skills; Highly motivated with strong attention to detail; Fluency in English. Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree in a related field; At least 4 years of project management experience in international development; Work experience in Indonesia; Fluency in Bahasa Indonesian; Local Jakarta-based candidates preferred. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0054. 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.
****************************** *DEPUTY COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE FOR PROGRAMS KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, Asia plays a crucial global role. Would you be excited at the prospect of employing your knowledge and skills to improve lives, expand opportunities, and help societies flourish across this dynamic region? You could have this opportunity at The Asia Foundation. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, we address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century: governance and law, economic development, women's empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. We work with innovative leaders and communities to build effective institutions and advance path-breaking reforms. Together with our partners, we are committed to Asia's continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world. The Asia Foundation's Afghanistan Office in Kabul is seeking a Deputy Country Representative for Programs. This is a senior leadership position responsible for overseeing development and implementation of all Asia Foundation programs in Afghanistan. Reporting to the Country Representative, the Deputy Country Representative for Programs will supervise the Directors and Managers who carry out programs in the office's core areas of assistance: governance and law, education, women's empowerment, and Islam and development. The position will ensure a high standard of quality in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting, and will foster information-sharing, coordination, and collaboration across programs. The Deputy Country Representative for Programs also plays a key role in representing the organization with the Afghanistan government, public sector institutions, civil society partners, donors, diplomatic missions, and the media. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in a relevant field, such as political science, law, public policy, international development, economics, foreign affairs or Asian Studies. Minimum 10 years of experience managing international development programs, offices, or organizations, preferably in Asia. Excellent program management skills and experience, including designing new programs, establishing monitoring and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with donor regulations, coordinating across multiple programs, and identifying solutions to implementation challenges. Substantive knowledge in at least one of the office's key programming areas indicated above. Experience working in complex, sensitive, and insecure environments. Successful record of fundraising from the US government and at least one additional donor - this should include experience in proposal writing or managing proposal teams, and building and maintaining relationships with donors. Strong skills in supervising, motivating, and building the capacity of multi-national staff and teams. Excellent financial management skills including effective budget oversight. Analytical and problem solving skills. Excellent written communication skills, including proposal writing and report editing. Strong representational and diplomatic skills; as well as interpersonal and intercultural competence. Preferred: Work experience in Afghanistan; language proficiency in Dari and/or Pashto. Who are we looking for? The ideal candidate is passionate about leading programs and people in a collaborative, innovative, culturally sensitive way that advances the impact of the Asia Foundation's work. You are a detail-oriented manager and clear communicator who establishes shared goals and ensures accountability in carrying out programs to the highest standards. You harness the talents and ideas of program teams and Asia Foundation partners, and excel at fostering a culture of mutual respect and learning. You are adept at analyzing and solving problems, managing multiple responsibilities, prioritizing issues, and maintaining stability in a challenging and insecure context. Why work at The Asia Foundation in Afghanistan? At a critical moment in Afghanistan's history, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the country's development and, more broadly, to the development, stability, and growth of the Asia region. You will help promote a more effective and constructive engagement between government and citizens, strengthen the role of women in Afghan society, and advance learning and awareness about the country. You will work with and learn from dedicated, smart, and accomplished colleagues, program partners, and local leaders and, in the process, improve your skills and grow as a development professional. HOW TO APPLY: Applications should be submitted by visiting our website: www.asiafoundation.org and selecting "Employment Opportunities." The application deadline is May 8. The Foundation offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. No phone calls please.
****************************** *LEAD PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST ARLINGTON, VA
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Lead Procurement Specialist for the SCMS Project in Arlington, VA. The Procurement Specialist Lead directs and manages the Procurement Specialists' and Supply Delivery Coordination activities for items covered under the SCMS contract. The Lead will coordinate and liaise with the other SCMS management staff to ensure the timely tendering, quoting and purchasing, to meet the needs of the SCMS clients and adequate managements of key steps of the process to ensure a prompt supply of orders from the vendors and delivery into recipient countries. The Lead will be accountable for ensuring client demands and contractual obligations are met for the procurement of all commodities and the prompt processing of delivery and exportation/ importation from/into countries. QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor degree in logistics, management, public health, business or other related area. At minimum eight years of experience executing and/or managing commodity procurements funded by international donors, including at least four years' experience managing procurements of health-related commodities. Fluency in English; second language is a plus (particularly French). Must be eligible to work in the United States. Experience in transport and logistics (international freight forwarding, import/ export regulations including INCO terms and custom clearance procedures) is highly desired. Previous experience supporting national government health-related programs in a low or moderate income environment. Proven, successful experience communicating and collaborating effectively with national and sub-national governments, international donors, commercial companies, non-governmental organizations, and other program partners. Demonstrated success leading/ mentoring a team to fulfil stated objectives. Proven ability to work both independently with little supervision, as well as part of a team. Knowledge of US Government Federal Acquisition Regulations. Previous experience in personnel management (including performance). Excellent writing and oral presentation skills. Demonstrated facility with Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Project and Power Point. Limited domestic and international travel. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with "15-38, Lead Procurement Specialist", 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.
****************************** *DATA MANAGEMENT OFFICER, PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SUPPORT PAKISTAN
MSI is recruiting for a long-term Data Management Officer to support USAID/Pakistan's MSF. The Data Management Officer is responsible for managing and maintaining a database that tracks program activities and deliverables. He/she works closely with technical staff to update the status of activities and ensure the timely delivery of services and deliverables. He/she will also help prepare quarterly, annual, and other reports for submission to USAID/Pakistan. This is a full-time position, based in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is expected to begin immediately and last through April 2020. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Bachelor's degree in development, business administration, economics, or relevant field. Master's degree preferred. Minimum three (3) years of work experience in a relevant field. Applied experience in the development sector. Experience supporting USAID-funded programs preferred. Basic knowledge of monitoring, evaluation, and research principles. Applied research and/or monitoring and evaluation experience preferred. Experience compiling and reviewing program information for reporting. Basic knowledge of data visualization principles and graphic design. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience using the Microsoft Office suite. Fluency in Urdu and English 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.
****************************** *DIRECTOR OF PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT PAKISTAN
MSI is recruiting for a long-term Director of Performance Management to support USAID/Pakistan's MSF. The Director of Performance Management is responsible for providing technical leadership on all matters relating to performance management, including, but not limited to, the management of data and information systems, integrated capacity building, programs incorporating results-based management, logical frameworks, logical models for management, planning, and reporting. The Director of Performance Management will provide technical assistance to USAID/Pakistan's Program Management Unit (PMU), implementing parters, and the PERFORM team in the design and use of these systems. This may include the design of management frameworks; the selection and operationalization of indicators, data collection plans, data collection, and analysis; data quality assessments; meta-analysis of data; and assistance with reporting. The Director of Performance Management will lead and work with assigned teams to complete assignments and ensure that the deliverables being submitted are on time and of high quality. This is a full-time position based in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is expected to begin immediately and last through April 2020. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Master's degree in economics, statistics, sociology, or the social sciences. PhD preferred. Minimum of ten (10) years of experience providing technical and management support to performance management tasks, M&E activities, and research studies, preferably for USAID projects and programs. Experience with results-based management and with designing, improving, and incorporating logical frameworks and logic models into projects and activities - experience on USAID- funded programs preferred. Experience identifying and refining indicators and operationalizing them at the output and outcome level. Experience managing data collection associated with indicators. Experience in data analysis, report writing, and presenting results. Fluency in English and Urdu 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.
****************************** *MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST PAKISTAN
MSI is recruiting for a long-term M&E Specialist to support USAID/Pakistan's MSF. The M&E Specialist is responsible for managing, coordinating, and implementing activities related to M&E and performance management for USAID/Pakistan and its implementing partners. This includes assisting USAID technical teams and partners with developing results frameworks and logic models, creating and/or updating Performance Management Plans, identifying and operationalizing performance indicators, planning evaluations and other studies, conducting data quality assessments, developing data collection instruments, collecting and analyzing data, and writing reports. The M&E Specialist is responsible for leading M&E activities and is required to develop an in-depth understanding of assigned USAID programs and projects across technical areas. He/she may participate in the collection of baseline and performance data through primary and secondary sources using quantitative and qualitative data. He/she may also participate in the M&E activities of USAID programs and projects and perform other technical duties as assigned. This is a full-time position based in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is expected to begin immediately and last through April 2020. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in economics, statistics, business or public administration, public policy or the social sciences. Exceptional candidates with other degrees will also be considered. A minimum of five years of experience providing technical and management support for M&E activities and research studies, preferably for USAID projects and programs. Experience conducting data quality assessments. Proven skills in defining results/ outcomes statements and selecting performance indicators. Demonstrated experience designing evaluation/ evaluation consultant SOWs. Experience developing quantitative and qualitative instruments for data collection. Experience in data analysis and reporting. Experience working in complex environments. 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.
****************************** *MONITORING AND EVALUATION COORDINATOR PAKISTAN
MSI is recruiting for a long-term Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator to support USAID/Pakistan's MSF. The M&E Coordinator supports the PERFORM M&E Unit by developing and reviewing statements of work (SOW) for surveys, supporting M&E and other verification assignments, developing and refining research tools, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, conducting data quality assessments, and providing technical assistance for performance management activities. He/she helps coordinate and manage the M&E Unit work plan and serves as a point of contact with the USAID/Pakistan Program Office and technical teams on matters related to M&E, performance management, learning, and research studies. This is a full-time position based in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is expected to begin immediately and last through April 2020. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Bachelor's Degree in social sciences, development, economics, statistics, or related field. Minimum of three (3) years of work experience in a relevant professional field. Demonstrated experience in data collection using qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Experience working with different types of organizations. Ability to multi-task and work under intense deadlines. Excellent written and spoken English skills. Fluency in Urdu is required; knowledge of regional languages a plus. Proficient in Microsoft Office software. He/She must have: Good understanding of M&E processes for development projects, with a focus on participatory processes, joint management, and gender issues. Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders. Leadership qualities and personnel and team management (including mediation and conflict resolution). Desirable: Knowledge and understanding of USAID development programs, its partners, and M&E processes. Experience managing or conducting surveys. 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.
****************************** *GATEWAY PROGRAM COORDINATOR WASHINGTON, DC
Accion has posted an opening for a Program Coordinator, to be an integral member of Accion's impact investments Gateway team providing administrative and operational support to keep the high-performing team running effectively. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Business, Economics, Finance or a related field. Up to two years administrative support experience from past internships/ jobs preferred. Proficiency in Spanish, or other languages in our focus regions is a plus. Knowledge of financial inclusion and/or impact investing industry a plus. For more information and to apply visit www.jobs-accion.icims.com/jobs/intro. Vacancy no: 2015-1539
****************************** 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/
*BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST - CONTRACTS BALTIMORE, MD
The Business Development Specialist, Contracts will support the agency's competitive positioning for and pursuit of USAID resources through acquisition mechanisms (contracts). This specialist will focus on systems, processes, and capacities development and focus on RFP responses through targeted support with country programs. REQUIRES: Master's Degree in Development, International Relations, or relevant field preferred; equivalent experience acceptable. Minimum 5 years of international development experience required; at least 3 years in a developing country a plus. Demonstrated experience providing proposal development leadership in response to competitive USAID RFPs required. Experience with non-USAID and non-USG funding opportunities highly desirable. Experience developing responses to RFPs required. Vacancy no: D2317
*DIRECTOR, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT BALTIMORE, MD
The Director, Supply Chain Management leads implementation of agency strategies and procedures for in-kind resource management in compliance with agency policies and relevant donor regulations. REQUIRES: Master's degree in related field preferred; Bachelor's required. Minimum ten years international development management experience, including at least five years' work in a developing country. Demonstrated experience with an array of supply chain management issues and solutions, related to food as well as other in-kind resources. Vacancy no: D2291
****************************** INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
The Institute for Sustainable Communities has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.iscvt.org/who_we_are/jobs/
*CONSULTANT / TRAINER: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN THE PHARMA INDUSTRY MUMBAI, INDIA
This two-day course offered by USAID LEAD sub-contractor, the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), will focus on the management of pharma sector waste, hazardous waste, water, emissions and energy, in line with the applicable legal and regulatory framework for pharma and its supply chain. REQUIRES: Minimum 15-18 years of experience working in the pharma industry. Technical experience addressing environmental challenges affecting the pharma sector. Master's degree in energy and environmental management. Prior experience executing trainings or workshops focused on best practices in addressing the environmental challenges affecting the pharma industry. Vacancy no: 2015-1047
*CONSULTANT / TRAINER: ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN THE CHEMICAL AND PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY MUMBAI, INDIA
USAID LEAD is organizing a 2-day training to educate industry leaders about these issues, as well as methods and techniques for handling chemicals, preventing and reducing pollution, and complying with legal guidelines and regulations. ISC is hiring individuals/ organizations with extensive experience in the chemical and petrochemical industry to carry out this 2-day training. REQUIRES: Minimum of 15-18 years of experience working in the chemical/ petrochemical industry. Extensive technical experience working on environmental challenges related to the chemical and petrochemical industry. Master's degree in chemistry and/or environment. Prior experience executing trainings or workshops focused on best practices in addressing the environmental challenges affecting the chemical and petrochemical industry. Vacancy no: 2015-1046
*PROGRAM OFFICER MONTPELIER, VT
The Program Officer will be situated within ISC's Urban Program and is responsible for conducting research, developing materials, and supporting the implementation of ISC's programs. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in related area. Two to five years of relevant professional experience (experience with solar or other renewable energy required). Vacancy no: 2015-1942
****************************** INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs.
*URBAN PLANNING OPERATIONS CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The objective of this consultancy will be to support the Coordinating Group of the ESCI in all matters related to the operations of the Initiative in the cities. In particular, the contractual will provide support in urban planning and the coordination of the implementation of the methodology in whichever ESCI cities are assigned to him or her. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in economics, engineering, urban planning, or a related field and two years of relevant professional experience in a sector related to the Initiative's work or the equivalent combination of education and experience (Master's degree desirable). Previous experience in similar topics; previous work with international organizations, especially multilateral institutions. Languages: Fluent in English and Spanish. Vacancy no: 1500002438
*NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The Environment, Rural Development, and Disaster Risk Management Division is seeking a highly motivated and experienced natural resources management contractual to join a group of environment and natural resources management professionals providing direction and leadership in mainstreaming environmental priorities in the Bank's development portfolio. He/she will support the origination, design and implementation of the Bank's operations that promote sustainable and efficient use of natural resources (with emphasis on coastal and marine), enhancing the value of biodiversity goods and services, and improving public governance and institutions, applying recognized best practices and policies. He/she will also support the development of new approaches and initiatives and will provide input for the development of knowledge products and their dissemination. REQUIRES: Master's degree or equivalent and a minimum of four (4) years of relevant professional experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. At least with graduate studies in environmental policy, natural resources management and/or natural resources economics preferably within an inter-disciplinary context and coastal and marine specialization. Languages: Required proficiency in English and Spanish (both written and spoken). Vacancy no: 1500001553
****************************** 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.
*DIRECTOR, AFRICAN CENTRE FOR STATISTICS ADDIS ABABA
A Director, African Centre for Statistics (D-1) is sought in Addis Ababa. The Director, ACS will lead the African Centre for Statistics, plan and develop the statistical database for the use of the Commission, members States, regional organizations and other bodies; formulate the objectives and define the desired outcomes of the subprogramme; and provide support and advise on statistical matters. REQUIRES: Advanced University Degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, mathematics, demography or other social sciences combined with Statistics. A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in the area of statistical development at the national, regional and international levels, including a minimum of ten years in handling complex organizational issues at the international level and five years in policy and technical development of statistical programmes, as well as programme and project planning and analysis, and budgeting is required. Closing date: 6/4/15. Vacancy no: 15-STT-ECA-42238-R-ADDIS ABABA(G)
*REGIONAL ADVISER ON ENVIRONMENT STATISTICS BANGKOK
A Regional Adviser on Environment Statistics (P-5) is sought in Bangkok. Duties: Monitoring of progress towards the achievement of internationally agreed sustainable development goals as they pertain to the environment, including access to and efficient use of natural resources and economic opportunities presented by green economic development. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in statistics, environmental or related sciences with emphasis on applied quantitative skills is required. A minimum of 10 years of work experience in the collection, dissemination and analysis of environment statistics required; experience in working in a national statistical office or in other parts of a national statistical system is required. Experience with technical cooperation for statistical capacity development among national statistical systems is required. Closing date: 6/1/15. Vacancy no: 15-STT- ESCAP-41933-R-BANGKOK(G)
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY ZIMBABWE
Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects, economic empowerment, child protection initiatives and youth civic engagement. Across program areas, Plan's activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive. Plan International is seeking Chief of Party (COP) candidates for an anticipated USAID- funded HIV Treatment and Care (HTC) project in Zimbabwe. The over-arching strategic objective of the new HIV Care and Treatment project is to increase the availability and improve the quality of care and support services for persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), primarily through non-government organization (NGO) channels. This project is expected to contribute to Zimbabwe's national objectives in the health and education sectors while complementing public sector efforts to improve and expand the availability of critical services oriented to the mitigation of HIV/AIDS in the country. The HCT project has two key objectives: 1) expand the availability of HIV care and treatment services; and, 2) improve the quality and range of HIV care and treatment services that are offered through NGO-operated facilities, outreach and at the community level. The COP will have authority and oversight over the project, including managing all activities of sub-recipients, coordinating all program-focused strategic planning and decision making, and staff management. The COP reports to the Country Director of Plan International Zimbabwe and will serve as key liaison with USAID, the Government of Zimbabwe, implementing partners, and other stakeholders. Primary responsibilities include providing overall leadership, management, and general technical direction of the program, assuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and ensuring program performance, achievement of program requirements and adherence to donor regulations. Responsibilities: Provide overall technical and managerial oversight and leadership for the project. Ensure efficient management of financial and human resources, including the review and approval of program budgets and monitoring expenditures. Strive for the achievement of the highest standards of Child-Centred Community Development. Supervise field operations, administration, logistics and procurement. Oversee management, delivery, and monitoring of sub- grants. Supervise program monitoring, evaluation, and reporting and ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required by the grant and donors. Ensure downward accountability, mechanisms for child participation and channels for the expression of beneficiary satisfaction as part of the Monitoring & Evaluation system. Assure full compliance with all USAID, Plan, and other fiduciary regulations. Engage and coordinate with the Country Management Team and other Plan International projects in the country. Serve as a principal liaison with Government of Zimbabwe, USAID, project partners and stakeholders, and other donors to ensure effective program implementation and to build lasting relationships. Support Plan's submission of timely and reliable narrative and financial information to the wider organization and to third parties as appropriate. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Master's degree in Public Health, International Development or related field; Ph.D. or DrPH highly preferred. Strong knowledge of HIV/AIDS health programming in Sub-Saharan Africa. Experience managing a large child focused program for an international NGO. Experience in a leadership role in implementing child-centered and community-based development projects. Good understanding of the child-rights framework and standards for child protection. Significant experience managing large-scale, multi-year US government- funded programs. With a strong track record of successfully managing USAID-funded programs including previously serving as a Chief of Party in Sub-Saharan Africa. Demonstrated knowledge of USAID project management including USAID rules and regulation and reporting requirements. Demonstrated knowledge about gender and development, and demonstrated experience and proficiency in managing programs that mainstream gender. Demonstrated ability to implement projects with rigorous timelines and deliverables and to track program quality through donor approved monitoring and evaluation systems. Experience in problem-solving and addressing cases of reported incidents around fraud, child protection as well as stakeholder dissatisfaction. Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local NGOs, government officials, donor representatives, local and international staff. Ability to respond on short notice and plan and execute several activities at once. Ability to work under pressure, as part of a team or independently, and meet deadlines consistently. Proven experience hiring, training, and supervising teams of international and local staff. Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams. Excellent English oral and written communication skills; knowledge of local languages preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook. Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Further, Qualified Zimbabwe nationals, including those living in the diaspora, are additionally highly encouraged to apply. TO APPLY: please visit our website (plan-international.org/about- plan/jobs/jobs). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for this opportunity, dependent on the timing of the solicitation from USAID. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
****************************** *CALL FOR HEALTH EXPERTS ZIMBABWE
Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects, economic empowerment, child protection initiatives and youth civic engagement. Across program areas, Plan's activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive. Plan International is seeking expressions of interest from motivated and talented senior- level Health Experts for an anticipated USAID-funded HIV Treatment and Care (HTC) project in Zimbabwe. The over-arching strategic objective of the new HIV Care and Treatment project is to increase the availability and improve the quality of care and support services for persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), primarily through non- government organization (NGO) channels. This project is expected to contribute to Zimbabwe's national objectives in the health and education sectors while complementing public sector efforts to improve and expand the availability of critical services oriented to the mitigation of HIV/AIDS in the country. The HCT project has two key objectives: 1) expand the availability of HIV care and treatment services; and, 2) improve the quality and range of HIV care and treatment services that are offered through NGO-operated facilities, outreach and at the community level. Plan is seeking highly qualified candidates with extensive experience working on HIV care and treatment development projects funded by USAID or other bilateral donors. TO APPLY: please send a cover letter, USAID 1420 biodata form (found at http://www.usaid.gov/forms), and resume in English to the email address Recruitment@planusa.org. Applicants who fail to meet the application criteria may be disqualified. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for this opportunity, dependent on the timing of the solicitation from USAID. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
****************************** *SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER / TECHNICAL ADVISOR IN EDUCATION WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects, economic empowerment, child protection initiatives and youth civic engagement. Across program areas, Plan's activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive. Plan International is seeking a Senior Program Manager /Technical Advisor in Education in Washington, DC. The Senior Program Manager's role is to provide technical, project and financial management expertise to Plan International USA (USNO) education programs while making significant contributions to new business development, project design, and proposal development related to education. The specific focus is to support education work that includes community engagement in education, literacy, teaching, early childhood care and development, and gender and inclusion in education in developing country environments. The Senior Program Manager is expected to bring knowledge of global best practices, incorporate innovative approaches to education, and build synergies with protection, resilience, and capacity development initiatives. S/he will play a lead role in managing USNO's multi-country education program, implementing field-based education programs in collaboration with Plan International country offices, and contributing to fundraising efforts within the organization. The Senior Program Manager will participate in research projects, prepare and/or review program documents, write technical briefs, engage globally with Plan International technical staff, and represent Plan before the development community at meetings and events. Main Responsibilities: Management and Technical: Serve as project manager on field-based education projects to include donor relations, start-up, implementation, reporting, budget and cost share tracking, monitoring and evaluation, and documentation. Serve as lead technical advisor on community education, literacy, early childhood care and development, psycho-social support, safe schools, girls education, and gender and inclusion. Work closely with USNO Grants and Compliance team to oversee adherence to donor rules and regulations. Work closely with USNO Grants and Compliance and Finance teams to ensure timely and accurate financial management and financial reporting to donors. Work with technical and evaluation staff, internally and outside Plan, to design and conduct quality project evaluations and ensure timeliness and compliance with donor requirements. Support field staff in writing/ reviewing monthly, quarterly and/or annual workplans and donor reports for quality. Recruit, supervise and provide technical oversight to international consultants. Support the development of research projects; assist with documenting lessons learned. Conduct quarterly internal reviews of all education projects with USNO and field staff. Participate in USNO strategic and business planning and reviews. Contribute to bi- annual USNO budget process. Inform and educate USNO staff on development issues in basic education. New Business and Proposal Development: Serve as internal resource on new project design and approaches related to education. Identify potential new business and fundraising opportunities; meet routinely with USG implementing partners to establish new and sustain existing partnerships. Serve as technical lead on education- related USG proposals - working closely with Plan country office and partners to design approach, coordinate partner contributions, and serve as lead proposal writer. Provide technical input into other USG, corporate and foundation proposals. Provide support to individual fundraising as needed. Representation and Dissemination: Represent Plan International within US development community through participation in key coalitions and technical working groups, speaking and presenting at technical fora and conferences, and facilitating the attendance/ participation of field staff in same. Represent USNO at Plan International technical and regional meetings as requested. Represent Plan International on global networks, as requested. Ensure coordination and information sharing across USNO and Plan International technical teams. QUALIFICATIONS: A demonstrated commitment to children and their welfare. Minimum 15 years of experience managing USAID education-related grants and programs in the field or US. (Cooperative agreements required, contracts preferred.). Minimum 15 years of experience providing technical assistance to USAID-supported projects on community engagement in education, literacy, teaching, early childhood care and development, girls' education, gender and inclusion, or other areas focused on increasing the quality of education in a developing country environment. Strong networks in the US development community, both in the US and the field. Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills to facilitate working with teams in USNO and globally across Plan International. Skills in building consensus and integrative work teams. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write technical text, briefs and proposals and use quantitative data and graphical information effectively. Ability to set priorities and work with deadlines. Ability to travel internationally and be exposed to realities of life in rural areas of developing countries. Education and Experience: Minimum of Master's Degree in International Education, International Development or related discipline. Minimum 15 years professional experience in development organizations focused on education programs, with demonstrated evidence of increased management responsibilities. Fluency in English required; French, Spanish or Portuguese language skills preferred. TO APPLY: please send a cover letter and resume via our website www.planusa.org/jobopps . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
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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.
*STATISTICIAN NEW YORK
A Statistician (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Organizes, designs, plans and carries out the collection, evaluation, analysis, compilation and dissemination of statistical data by selecting methods of data collection, selecting and implementing methods for checking collected data, and selecting and implementing appropriate methods for data processing for incorporation into databases. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in statistics, mathematics, economics, sociology or related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data or related area is required. Experience in the compilation and analysis of national accounts is desirable. Closing date: 5/29/15. Vacancy no: 15-STT-DESA-41765-R-NEW YORK (R)
*SENIOR PROGRAMME OFFICER NEW YORK
A Senior Programme Officer (P-5) is sought in New York. Duties: Supports the conceptualization and coordination of the development of DESA's capacity development approach, including by ensuring an effective translation of the intergovernmental guidance and policies into the development and implementation of capacity development activities of DESA. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economic or social sciences, business or public administration or related area. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management related to international development cooperation is required. Three years of country level experience is desirable. Experience in programme/ project development and/or administration is required. Closing date: 5/26/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM-DESA-41048-R- NEW YORK (X)
*SENIOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
A Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer (P-5) is sought in New York. Duties: Provides authoritative technical and policy advice to the Director/ Deputy Director of the Division on programmes, projects and issues of significant impact on humanitarian, emergency relief and disaster response/ management efforts. 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 ten years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/ emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area. Humanitarian field experience in emergency situations (complex emergency and/or natural disaster) is desirable. Management experience at a senior level is desirable. Closing date: 5/26/15. Vacancy no: 15-HRA-OCHA-41376-R-NEW YORK (X)
*PROGRAMME OFFICER NEW YORK
A Programme Officer (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: Contributes to the effective implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries by monitoring economic developments pertaining particularly to the landlocked least developed countries and their effective participation in the international trading system, and by identifying issues of concern in the areas related to infrastructure development, transit transport cooperation, international trade and trade facilitation and regional cooperation. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economic, development studies, international relations or related area. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in economic and social development, economic analysis and international relations or related area, of which at least three years should be at multilateral/ international levels is required. Experience working with international organizations as well as intergovernmental processes is desirable. Closing date: 5/26/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM-OHRLLS-41637-R-NEW YORK (R)
*HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER, PLANNING NEW YORK
A Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Planning (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: Serves as a senior policy officer; advises on programme and planning, reviews and provides advice on a diverse range of policy issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance and the linkages with other related areas (e.g. human rights). Prepares policy position papers for review. 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 years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/ emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area. Field experience in emergency situations is desirable. Experience in program and planning is desirable. Closing date: 5/26/15. Vacancy no: 15-HRA-OCHA-41301-R-NEW YORK (X)
*SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER NEW YORK
A Sustainable Development Officer (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Prepares inputs for reports to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and other intergovernmental bodies, inter-agency or expert groups on issues relating to sustainable development. Formulates, identifies and analyses project proposals on sustainable development issues. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in sustainable development, economics, public policy, public administration, finance, natural resources management, engineering, law, social sciences or related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, including policy-oriented work in a broad range of sustainable development issues or related area is required. Experience in preparing policy reports/briefs on issues related to sustainable development is desirable. Closing date: 5/26/15. Vacancy no: 15-ECO-DESA-41602-R-NEW YORK (R)
*COORDINATOR, URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN BRANCH NAIROBI
A Coordinator, Urban Planning and Design Branch (D-1) is sought in Nairobi. Duties: Provide policy advice to the Executive Director on urban planning and design issues; Undertake planning exercises and contribute to the development of different agency wide policy documents; Provide overall guidance and supervision to the Units to ensure proper policy papers and work plan development and implementation. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Urban and/or Regional Planning, Housing, Urban Management, Urban Economics, Architecture, Civil Engineering or other disciplines related to human settlements. Minimum of fifteen years of substantive professional experience, including at the senior level, in housing and urban/ regional planning, urban policy development or other human settlements related areas, with special reference to developing and transitional countries is required. Closing date: 5/25/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM-UNHABITAT-39692-R-NAIROBI (R)
****************************** *PRIVATE FINANCE OPERATIONS TECHNICAL ADVISOR WASHINGTON, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks a Fund Technical Advisor Contractual who will support the execution of the IDB-GEF Climate-Smart Agriculture Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean (RG-X1227), including coordination of the programs and related activities pursuant to the Trust Fund. The specific objective of the consultancy is to pilot private sector investments in the two thematic focal areas of the fund - climate change mitigation and land degradation - in order to achieve, as of GEF requirements, economic returns and global environmental benefits in the form of increased carbon sequestration, reduced GHG emissions and enhanced carbon stocks under sustainable management of land use, land use change, and forestry; as well as improved provision of ecosystem goods and services, reduced vulnerability to climate change and other human-induced impacts, and conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in productive landscapes. REQUIRES: At least 5 years professional relevant experience, at least Master's degree, ideally PhD, in natural resource management, sustainable agriculture and/or forestry, environmental science and policy, biodiversity and ecosystems or related discipline; experience working in the LAC region; ability to write and speak clearly and concisely, including analytical documents and to adapt communication style to different audiences; demonstrated ability to contribute to multidisciplinary and multicultural project teams. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs. Vacancy no: 1500002365
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