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International Development and Assistance

Issue Dated August 29, 2014


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ASSISTANT COUNTRY DIRECTOR - PROGRAM SUPPORT JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
CARE is seeking an Assistant Country Director - Program Support. Expected Travel: up to 20%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. In the current context in South Sudan, procurement, logistics, administration and human resources are vital to the effective running of the CARE program. CARE is seeking a very senior, experienced manager with experience in managing program support functions in a complex sometimes insecure environment. Program Support plays two interrelated roles in a Country Office (CO): Its primary role is to support the successful implementation of the CO Program by providing services, information and advice in an effective, efficient, proactive, responsive manner in line with CARE and donor requirements. Another key role is to ensure that the resources of the CO are managed and safeguarded optimally. The role of the ACD-Program Support is to ensure that the systems (people, policies, processes and tools) that are necessary to play those roles in a given CO context exist and are fully operational. The ACD-PS leads and manages the PS team, collaborates/ integrates with Program managers and staff, other internal stakeholders (finance, internal audit, Regional Management Unit (RMU)/headquarters) as well as external stakeholders (partner organizations, Host Government etc.). S/he is a full member of the CO Senior Management Team (SMT) and is expected to contribute substantially to CO management activities. The functional areas under the ACD-PS's responsibility include: Human Resources, Information & Communication Technology, Procurement of Goods and Services, Transport management, Property Management and Facility Management. The position requires advanced management skills, knowledge of accounting and budget management, a good understanding of Security and Safety principles, as well as the application of 'people-skills' that promote staff development through team-building, coaching, and mentoring. As a member of the Strategic Management Team, s/he has a key role in the development of CO strategies and fully participates in strategic-level decision and policy making on matters of Program and PS. The position reports to the Country Director. S/he collaborates closely with the ACD-Program and Program Quality and Fundraising Director, and serves as the line manager for the Supply Chain Coordinator, Senior Administration Officer, the HR Coordinator and the IT Manager. Primary Responsibilities: Staff Management; Human Resources; Procurement, Administration and IT; Senior Management/ Strategy. REQUIRED SKILLS: Bachelor's Degree in related field. 5 years in senior management position in development field. Advanced management skills. Knowledge of administration, procurement, country office management. Experience in humanitarian crises. Excellent knowledge of grants management with various donors. Excellent people skills, leadership and motivation. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 410. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** SENIOR DIRECTOR OPERATIONS TANZANIA
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. (HJF) is seeking a Senior Operations Manager in Tanzania to support the Country Director with strategic leadership and management of the organization and to oversee the Operations and Administration, Contracts and Grants, Human Resource and Finance Departments. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services. He/She will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of a large and diverse program. The program is expected to expand, thereby recruiting additional staff, increasing the total number of staff to around two hundred. The incumbent will be expected to manage the operational needs to the growing program. Responsibilities: 1. In collaboration with the Country Director develop strong partnerships with Ministry of Health and Civil Society partners and stakeholders. 2. Maintain a strong and wide network with key partners and stakeholders as well regular communication with the USG/DOD/WRAIR team in Tanzania. 3. Work with the Country Director to develop strategies to problem-solve programmatic and operational challenges to promote successful programmatic implementation. 4. Ensure programmatic and operational compliance with grant rules and regulations, HJF policies as well as US and Tanzanian Laws. 5. Direct the development of country budgets in line with program plans and operational guidance. 6. With relevant country office staff monitor internal budget reports, prepare forecasts, conduct expenditure analysis. 7. Oversee the development and execution of sub-agreement and contracts. 8. Oversee the administration of Human Resource functions including development and implementation of HR policies, hiring, performance management and disciplinary actions. 9. Oversee and provide guidance for relevant staff for procurement procedures, administrative, logistical, transport, security, and risk management functions for the country office and 5 satellite offices. 10. Provide support to Program leadership in day-to-day administrative activities and operations. 11. The incumbent will be responsible for assessing current and future administrative staffing and training needs, recommending proposals to insure adequate staffing levels and staff training. 12. Ensure United States and Tanzanian Governments policies and regulations are followed. 13. Review current staffing levels with regard to appropriateness to support program activities, evaluate competitiveness in employment packages, and provide support to staff recruitment efforts. 14. Directs, coordinates, and conducts personnel actions and furnishes guidance and assistance as needed. 15. Oversee execution of agreements, contracts and legal issues with the assistance of MHRP HQ and HJF HQ staff as deemed necessary. 16. Provide oversight and accountability where appropriate for program financial, procurement, and contracting activities particularly supporting HJF MRI requirements. 17. Provides collaborative assistance to other program personnel and research scientists that require the incumbent's expertise. 18. Maintains a safe work environment with appropriate training of other personnel. 19. Supports a productive team environment. 20. Completes other projects as needed. REQUIREMENTS: 1. Demonstrated ability in leadership and management of a complex and multi-stakeholder organization. 2. Administrative program management experience in international settings. 3. Strong fiscal oversight and monitoring experience including advanced experience in managing program budgets according to USG guidelines and regulations. 4. Expert in managing procurement, finance, contracting, and administrative policies. 5. Demonstrated experience in successfully managing a project of similar size and complexity and proven capacity of supervising a multi-disciplinary team, including Directors and senior managers, technical experts and support staff. 6. Excellent interpersonal skills, including flexibility, diplomacy, intercultural communicative competence and respect for colleagues. 7. An ability to communicate effectively to include excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills. 8. Ability to independently troubleshoot administrative tasks and challenges. 9. Worked as a leader and part of a team in a remote setting. 10. Advanced proficiency in English and computer literacy. Knowledge of Swahili language is an advantage. 11. Experience living in a rural African context highly desired. Education/ Requirements: Master's Degree in Business Administration, Health Administration Financial Management or Public Administration with professional accounting qualifications. Maximum Experience: Minimum of twelve years of comparable senior work experience, preferably at Director level that includes administration and operations management, human resource management, contract management, procurement, logistics and financial management with a minimum of seven years or more in an international setting preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa. Physical Capabilities: Incumbent will be expected to relocate to Tanzania and travel to Bethesda, Maryland (USA) on occasion as necessary to perform job duties. Supervisory Responsibilities/ Controls: Incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the HJFMRI Country Director as well as the MHRP Directors having oversight of the Program. Work Environment: May require working evenings and weekends. TO APPLY: Please apply on-line at http://www.hjf.org/careers/ click "Advanced Search" and enter job number 209375 in the Job Opening ID box. OR fax your resume to 240- 694-3151. Please specify title and job number on fax. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalent, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Vice President of Human Resources. HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
****************************** PROGRAM QUALITY AND LEARNING MANAGER GOMA, DEM REP OF CONGO
CARE is seeking a talented Program Quality and Learning (PQ&L) Manager to drive the core functions of the program quality and learning unit in collaboration with the Assistant Country Director - Program (ACD-Program). Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: French and English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. The position will coordinate activities and efforts that aim at enhancing program quality and impact measurement in line with CARE DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) Strategic plan. The position will contribute on project and program design. S/he is facilitating reflective practice, learning and knowledge management, providing technical input during project and program design, monitoring and evaluation, identifying and facilitating program staff and partners skills development in all core functions of PQ&L. Primary Responsibilities: Proposal design and integration; Manages and coordinates PQ&L team; Promote reflective practice, learning and knowledge management; CO (Country Office) impact measurement system; Ensure organizational performance in basic PQ&L functions; Capacity building; Perform other duties assigned. REQUIREMENTS: Advanced degree in Social Science or related international development field. Proficiency in statistic and data analysis. Proficiency in qualitative research technics. At least 3 years' experience in monitoring and evaluation systems in particular related to livelihoods and Women Empowerment. Strong facilitation, coaching and mentoring skills. Experience in training and capacity building. Knowledge of data management systems. In depth knowledge of gender and diversity frameworks and gender in the project cycle. Fluent communication both in French and English. Experience in using appreciative inquiry methodologies. Understanding and operationalization of Rights Based Approaches and livelihoods frameworks. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 411. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** STATE COORDINATOR MALAKAL, SOUTH SUDAN
CARE is seeking a talented State Coordinator whose aim is to ensure high quality implementation of CARE's program in Upper Nile State in the most effective manner possible. Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time. In particular to make every effort to ensure that the Program objectives/ outputs are achieved according to the work plan, the donor's requirement and within the contracted project period. Primary Responsibilities: Project design and implementation; Program support and security; Contract and financial management; Personnel management; External relations. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum relevant Master's degree or graduate with significant relevant experience. At least 7 years' experience working in conflict/ post conflict context, preferably in Africa. At least 4 years' experience in a program management setting, with demonstrated experience in line managing staff. Experience in managing a program of similar size/ complexity. Demonstrated experience in gender analysis and women's empowerment. Demonstrated experience in humanitarian programming in conflict environments. Strong understanding of humanitarian accountability and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). Demonstrated experience in program assessments, problem analysis and program design. Demonstrated experience working within insecure environments. Team player, who is able to develop strong collaborative relations across the organization, in both the program and program support departments. Strong advisory skills, and proven ability to support field teams to improving the quality of programming. Strong gender and conflict analysis skills, and the ability to articulate and design programs using a rights based approach. Preferably the incumbent also has a strong grasp of CAREs Unifying Framework for understanding the underlying causes of poverty and vulnerability. Proven budgeting and financial management skills. Ability to develop and articulate program ideas related to Peace building, governance and civil society. Demonstrated ability to advise and coach field staff. Ability to work and live under difficult conditions. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 406. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** REGIONAL DIRECTOR AMMAN, JORDAN
CARE is seeking a Regional Director. Other Possible Locations: Egypt or Turkey; Expected Travel: up to 50%; Language Requirement: Arabic preferred; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. The Regional Director is responsible for providing leadership and high level oversight of all key areas of regional and country office strategy and performance. This includes responsibilities within the region for strategy development and oversight, leadership and management, building and maintaining relationships, talent development and staff supervision, financial stewardship, resource acquisition, and program focus and quality. The Regional Director is also responsible for leading regional teams around shared directions and priorities, contributing to and applying within the region overall CARE organizational priorities and strategies, and representing regional interests to CARE's senior management. CARE USA's regional directors are responsible for all CARE USA development and humanitarian response activities across a specific geographic area, which may include both CARE USA lead country offices as well as country offices led by other CARE members. The major challenges for all senior leadership in the region includes ensuring that CARE is strengthening its impact on poverty and injustice in the region in the context of a rapidly changing region and world, through remaining relevant, designing, implementing and measuring the impact of appropriate programs across the region, and evolving the organization to support its future impact and relevance. Primary Responsibilities: Strategy Development and Oversight; Leadership and Management; Talent development and staff supervision; Financial Stewardship; Resource Acquisition; Program Focus & Quality. REQUIRED SKILLS: Bachelors' degree in a related field. 8-10 years senior management position in the development field. Strategic and operational management. Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning. Extensive conceptual skills including strategic analysis. Demonstrated management skills in a complex international setting. Proven experience and skills in leading and managing organizational change processes. Outstanding communications skills (written, verbal - English required, Arabic desired). Strong decision-making skills and effectiveness. People/ relationship management: Experience supervising and developing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting. Demonstrated self-awareness, leadership and interpersonal skills. Strong human resource management skills including capacity building, coaching and conflict management. Demonstrated interest and ability to give feedback, develop, motivate and lead a diverse team to achieve results. Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments. Financial management: Knowledge and experience with financial management as demonstrated by ability to: Manage a complex budget; Effectively follow-up on internal and external audit recommendations; Ensure donor compliance and reporting. Information/ knowledge management: Ability to establish a learning culture within the region and to facilitate knowledge sharing across CARE. External relationships/ fundraising: Experience in successfully managing various forms of partnerships with national and international Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), etc. Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts. Strong representation, influencing and negotiation skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 413. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** GH SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR WASHINGTON, DC
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for a GH Senior Communications Advisor, Bureau of Global Health, United States Agency for International Development. BACKGROUND: The Bureau for Global Health (GH) is the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID's) (the "Agency") center of excellence and focal point in providing worldwide leadership and technical expertise in the areas of child and maternal health and nutrition, HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, population, family planning and related reproductive health, and health systems. As such, the Bureau aligns resources with identified public health and development needs, and influences the global health priorities of the U.S. private sector, U.S.-based foundations, other donor organizations, host country governments, and host country civil society organizations. It also serves as the primary source of technical expertise and intellectual capital to the Agency and other U.S. foreign affairs agencies. The Bureau is the Agency repository for state-of-the-art thinking in biomedical, social science, and operations research and works to produce technical advances and innovations that can be disseminated and replicated at USAID Missions throughout the world. This position is in the Office of the Assistant Administrator (AA/GH) who serves as the principal advisor to the Agency and the Administrator on broad technical and operational matters relating to the mandate of the Bureau. The AA/GH directs and supervises the Bureau, approving projects and programs and allocating resources among the Offices. The Office has ultimate responsibility for the quality of the Bureau's programs and the capacity of its workforce. It provides leadership on the design, implementation, review, coordination, and evaluation of global health initiatives, programs, and activities. It also ensures that the activities of the Bureau complement and support the broader goals of the Agency and are in compliance with legislation and Agency rules and regulations. The Senior Communications Advisor will serve as a key external relations liaison within USAID's Bureau for Global Health. Within USAID, the Senior Advisor will work closely with the Assistant Administrator's Office for the Bureau for Global Health, communications officers assigned to the technical offices in the Bureau for Global Health, and staff in the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs. The Senior Advisor will be responsible for maintaining positive relationships and high- touch communication with key allies in the global health community (NGOs, think- tanks, advocacy organizations, universities, etc.). These groups should be viewed as powerful force multipliers that have the ability to amplify the message that US foreign assistance in health is making a positive impact. This position requires a strong knowledge of, and working relationship within the global health community. The Advisor will regularly monitor activities and dialogue within the community to advise on opportunities for USAID leadership to shape the conversation. In his/her capacity, the incumbent will also serve as the principal advisor on public engagements and messaging for the Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA/GH). The Agency promotes a new business model to deliver its dual objectives of achieving significant health improvements and creating an effective, efficient and country-led platform for the sustainable delivery of essential health care and public health programs. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Strategy and Message Development: Clear, strategic, and messaging focus on GH's two priority goals - Ending Preventable Child & Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) and an AIDS-Free Generation. In line with priorities, develop messaging and talking points for engagements that shape the public voice for our GH front office principals based on a sound understanding of the audience and USAID GH priorities. Develop clear messaging and channels for different stakeholders - advocates, civil society, congress, technical audiences, private sector, implementing partners, etc. Execution: Work with Bureau communicators and technical offices to develop and package information based on an understanding of information the community needs and where we want them to focus. Develop and execute messaging for the Bureau for Global Health. Work with individuals within USAID and other U.S. government agencies to develop internal and external messages key priorities. Ensure consistency of message in all communications products. Ensure each channel and group of stakeholders is approached regularly, with the right messaging, and with appropriate clarity of deliverables. Identify, set up, staff external speaking/ engagement opportunities for USAID health leadership (Assistant Administrator, Deputy Assistant Administrator), and technical experts with development policy community; universities, schools of public health and Foreign Service; grass-roots groups and service organizations. Organize special events to reinforce USAID's technical and implementation leadership role in global health. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have: Degree (Master's preferred) in Marketing, Advertising or related-field. This candidate needs to have a strong strategic communications background - at least 10-15 years - either professional or academic or both with significant experience in the health sector, preferably global health. The incumbent should have some understanding of GH stakeholders and partners - both implementers and USG, etc. Also, incumbent should have press outreach and media relations experience. Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks and work well under the pressure of deadlines. Ability to research a diverse array of health related topics and distill the key messages in preparation for presentations. Ability to work cooperatively and strategically in a team environment with GH and Agency leadership, technical and administrative staff. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills. US Citizen able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance. This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award. TO APPLY: CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at https://careers- camris.icims.com. Application Deadline: Open until filled. CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
****************************** GRANTS AND PROCUREMENT ASSISTANT, STRENGTHENING INTEGRITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM INDONESIA
MSI is seeking a Grants and Procurement Assistant who will undertake diverse and complex work assignments (e.g. grant management, actively engage in program activities, major event/ course planning, etc.). S/he will coordinate with team members of SIAP I to ensure the successful performance of the Program. This is a full time position based in Jakarta. QUALIFICATIONS: Background in Finance, Accounting or Project Management. Minimum one year of experience with finance, grants, or procurement, preferably under a USAID-financed project. Fluent in spoken and written English. Must be well organized and able to work independently. Excellent knowledge on MS Office. 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
****************************** POLICY PLANNING AND COORDINATION EXPERT GEORGIA
MSI is seeking a Policy Planning and Coordination Expert. The USAID Good Governance in Georgia (G3) Program is generally tasked to improve transparency and accountability at all levels of government in Georgia, thereby reducing opportunities for corruption. It is expected to strengthen citizens' abilities to combat corruption and put into place stronger mechanisms that prevent opportunities for corruption to develop. For a maximum total 33 days of effort (29 working days in-country; 4 travel days) the Policy Planning and Coordination Expert working in close coordination with the senior management of the Chancellery of the Government of Georgia. REQUIRES: 7-10 years of experience in policy planning, strategic planning and analysis, including practical experience in consultancy on policy planning/ strategic planning. Proven experience in conducting similar types of activities identified in this statement of work. Experience with technical assistance projects in Central and Eastern European countries is essential. Graduate degree in public administration. 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
****************************** LOCAL ENERGY SECTOR EXPERT / ADVISOR, INTERIM EVALUATION OF USAID/PAKISTAN'S POWER DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM PAKISTAN
MSI is seeking a Sector Expert/ Advisor who should be a utility management expert and should have at least 15 years of experience with the Pakistani energy and utility sectors. The expert's role will be to advise the team at key points in the evaluation process, particularly, reviewing the design of the data collection and reviewing the draft report. The advisor will help to facilitate the study with their experience and key networks in the utility management sector. With an awareness of best practices in utility management, he/she will also contribute to the development of relevant and actionable recommendations. The Expert/ Advisor will be provided over a few days in September 2014 when the evaluation starts and again in October 2014 after the data collection is completed. QUALIFICATIONS: At least 15 years of experience in the energy sector. Familiarity with the national context of the energy sector in Pakistan. Ability to provide advice on key issues and themes on energy in Pakistan, both technical and policy related. Ability to ensure quality evaluation reporting. Familiarity and expertise in energy distribution and/or generation. Background in engineering, management, administration, or other related field. Familiarity with national agencies in the energy/ utility sector in Pakistan. Familiarity with networks and governance in distribution and generation companies in Pakistan. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com
****************************** M&E TECHNICAL SPECIALIST, SUPPORT TO THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC ECONOMIC GROWTH PROJECT BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN
MSI is seeking a Mid-to-Senior level M&E Technical Specialist who will manage the development and implementation of a monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) program for KREG. In addition to having a strong research background, he/she shall be an accomplished manager with experience overseeing diverse teams to supervise the successful implementation of all deliverables, including the annual work plan, M&E framework, CLA plan, M&E capacity assessment, capacity building plan and reports, annual zone of influence reports, annual value-chain reports, cost benefit analysis, process evaluation reports, and other periodic analyses, reports, and maps. This is a full- time position based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan for 1-2 years. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree with a focus on research in a relevant field, such as international development or other social sciences. A minimum of seven years of leadership experience in monitoring and evaluation. Experience with economic growth programs, preferably agriculture value chains. 5 years of experience utilizing Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) techniques preferred. Experience developing and conducting M&E training workshops preferred. Experience developing and leading M&E institutional capacity building programs for local and international NGOs preferred. Experience with designing and managing a population-based survey using a survey firm preferred. Experience overseeing program start-up and close-out, and hiring, training, and supervising local personnel is preferred. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com
****************************** RAPID ASSESSMENT TEAM LEADER SOUTH SUDAN
MSI is seeking a Team Leader who will manage a rapid assessment of the critical functions of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP), the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining (MPM), and the Bank of South Sudan (BSS). USAID would like to understand exactly what critical functions are being performed by these institutions, along with what technical assistance is required to support these critical functions and keep the institutions operating properly. This is a short term position and is expected to last around 35 working days. The position will be based in Juba with some flexibility of location for report-writing. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree in Economics, Public Administration, Management, or a related discipline. At least 15 years' demonstrated experience. A full understanding of PFM, monetary, oil production, payment and human resource systems within developing countries and a solid understanding of how Ministries of Finance, Petroleum, Public Service and Central Banks (or similar bodies) should operate. Experience in Africa, preferably South Sudan. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Fluency in spoken and written English. Familiarity with USAID and/or other international development donors. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent research, data collection, analytical, project management and writing skills. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com
****************************** CHIEF OF PARTY, MALI PERFORMANCE MONITORING AND EVALUATION PLATFORM MALI
MSI is seeking a Chief of Party who shall be responsible for leading and managing the activity, including the technical, staffing, and financial management aspects. S/he will serve as the point of contact with USAID officials in Mali and MSI leadership in Arlington, VA. The position will require experience in management, with a proven track record of programmatic accomplishment, professional achievement, management competence, and interpersonal skills. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree required in relevant subject areas, preferably in Economics, Public Policy, International Development or Business Administration. Experience working with USAID experience and a thorough understanding of monitoring and evaluation. Ability to assemble, quickly and effectively, and to manage a highly-skilled, interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking/ planning, management, and presentation skills. Strong inter-personal, supervision, and written and oral communication skills. Experience interacting with a broad range of governmental and non-governmental actors and institutions across sectors. Able to establish close, trustful relations with USAID/Mali professional staff and management for pursuing an effort of re-building the Mission's performance management culture. Fluency in English and French required. Strong preference for past experience working in West Africa, Mali in particular. 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.
****************************** SENIOR MONITORING & EVALUATION SPECIALIST MALI
MSI is seeking a Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist who will be responsible for leading technical work related to performance monitoring and evaluation under this contract. S/he must be able to design and lead performance evaluations, Logical Framework and Performance Monitoring Plan development indicator selection, survey design, qualitative research design, special studies and assessments conducted under this contract. QUALIFICATIONS: A Master's degree in Economics, Public Policy, Statistics, Political Science, or other relevant field. Thorough understanding of monitoring and evaluation on international development projects, USAID-funded in particular. Demonstrated experience creating and managing performance monitoring plans. Experience implementing detailed, organized, timely, accurate M&E programs. Demonstrated ability to design and lead performance evaluations. Experience leveraging performance monitoring data for improving ongoing project management. Designing and field testing surveys and other data collection instruments. Familiarity with USAID and/or other international development donors. Fluent French required and good written and oral communication skills in English preferred. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com.
****************************** MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALISTS MALI
MSI seeks Monitoring & Evaluation Specialists to support the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in a wide range of technical activities under the upcoming USAID/Mali Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Platform. Technical responsibilities will vary depending on the skills of each Specialist. These will be full time, five year positions based in Bamako, Mali. REQUIRES: A master's or higher university degree in economics, public policy, statistics, political science, public policy, or other relevant field. Experience in performance monitoring, including: indicator development, data collection and reporting. Experience participating on evaluations teams for performance evaluations. Familiarity with USAID policies related to evaluation and performance management. Knowledge of best practices regarding gender integration in program design and evaluation. Fluent French required and good written and oral communication skills in English preferred. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com
****************************** EMBEDDED ADVISOR RWANDA
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking an Embedded Advisor in Rwanda Development Board (RDB) for the USAID Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSD-AG) in Rwanda. The goal of USAID Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSD-AG) is to increase smallholder incomes by promoting private sector investments- internationally and domestically - that contribute to the Government of Rwanda's (GoR's) Vision 2020 aim of "transforming agriculture into a market-oriented, competitive, and high value sector." PSD-AG has two primary objectives: Assist the GoR to Increase Private Sector Investment; Facilitate Increased Private Sector Investment in Upgrading Agricultural Value Chains. PSD-AG will support GoR agencies involved in investment promotion by facilitating the transition that the government envisions for itself - as demonstrated through government agency policies - from that of direct agriculture investor to a role of regulator and facilitator. PSD-AG will also build private sector capacity and facilitate expanded investments for existing and new private sector entities. PSD-AG envisions creating a virtuous feedback loop where a robust private sector is investing in markets and producers for continual upgrading, while the government is creating the enabling environment for this upgrading to occur. The Embedded Advisor will support the Senior Policy and Institutional Development Specialist to work on Objective One of the PSD-AG project at the Rwanda Development Board (RDB). The Embedded Advisor would coordinate the establishment of a comprehensive GoR inter-agency investment framework for increasing private sector investment. This position will also be expected to include a number of systemic and/or cross cutting issues that are critical to achieving Objective One, including gender-equitable solutions to improved productivity and competitiveness, integration of youth and sustainable natural resource management that supports productivity improvements. REQUIRES: Degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Quantitative Social Science or other relevant degree is required, Master's Degree preferred. 5-10 years of progressively responsible experience in the area of trade, investment framework development is highly desirable. Working experience with RDB as well as with private sector advocacy organization is desirable. Demonstrated experience in policy reform process facilitation, public-private dialogue and institutions coalition building in rural economies is desirable. Working experience on policy research and policy advocacy coordination and support to both public and private business and related civil society organizations is desirable. Working experience and familiarity with agricultural development and policy issues in the African context, agriculture sector strategies and investment plans is desirable. Excellent verbal and written communication in English is required. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with the title of the position you are applying for, in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagents.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
****************************** PROGRAM COORDINATOR WASHINGTON, DC
Banyan Global has posted an opening for a Program Coordinator who provides financial and administrative support to assist in the implementation of Banyan Global's worldwide projects. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree or higher. 1-2 years of experience in project administration required. Experience and interest in international development. Ability to work independently and take initiative. Excellent written and oral communication skills, experience editing a plus. Strong excel and experience with USAID and/or Federal contracting regulations. For more information and to apply go to www.banyanglobal.com/careers.php. Vacancy no: 174
****************************** EMERGENCY RESPONSE GENERALIST BALTIMORE, MD
Catholic Relief Services has posted an opening for a Technical Adviser I Emergency Response Generalist whose primary role is to provide the HRD with additional rapid deployment capabilities for breaking and ongoing humanitarian responses. REQUIRES: Masters' Degree or equivalent experience in international development or related field. Minimum 3 years' experience in overseas programming, ideally with relative experience managing emergency programs. Experience in multi-sector program design for emergencies, including rapid assessment. Experience working with and through local partner organizations. Basic knowledge of design requirements and regulations of major donors including the United States Government, Caritas, the EU, and UN agencies. For more information and to apply visit www.crs.org/about/careers/. Vacancy no: D1898
****************************** PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, MONITORING & EVALUATION BALTIMORE, MD
Lutheran World Relief has posted an opening for a Program Associate. The successful candidate will provide substantial support to the implementation of this grant and will also assume responsibility for continuing to meet organizationally important M&E deliverables that have been established to date. REQUIRES: Master's degree in anthropology, sociology, economics, international development, or a relevant social science field preferred; Bachelor's degree with equivalent experience minimum. Knowledge of the core concepts and tools used for the monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian and/or development projects. Knowledge of the core M&E concepts and tools as they relate to program sectors such as agriculture, climate change, resilience, emergencies and gender desirable. Minimum 3-5 years of experience working in international humanitarian aid and development, of which at least 2 years of international work experience is desirable. For more information and to apply visit www.lwr.org/jobs/index.asp.
****************************** OXFAM AMERICA
Oxfam America has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.oxfamamerica.org/whoweare/jobs/available-positions
COORDINATOR BOSTON, MA
The Coordinator will support overall planning, coordination and administration of the Private Sector Department to ensure that departmental goals are realized. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience. Up to 2 years of relevant experience in program coordination, database management, planning and facilitation. Familiarity with the field of business and development (social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, base of the pyramid, business and human rights etc.). Demonstrated effective computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office Suite, Internet, email, and the ability to support various software applications and databases used in work efforts.
HUMANITARIAN CHANGE GOAL MANAGER BOSTON, MA OR WASHINGTON, DC
The Humanitarian Change Goal Manager will: Lead this effort, beginning with the operational design and implementation of a strategy, to reform the humanitarian aid system in the pursuit of greater local ownership and capacity, government commitment to (and budget for) disaster risk reduction and preparation, and this will lead to less costly and better timed humanitarian action. REQUIRES: Master's degree or higher, or a combined education and professional experience demonstrating competency as appropriate. At least ten years of progressively responsible leadership and management experience in humanitarian work or a combined development and humanitarian work experience internationally. Experience working within, and deep knowledge of the humanitarian system, and cluster system. Knowledge of humanitarian funding mechanisms.
****************************** BUSINESS OFFICER, TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS SEATTLE, WA
PATH has posted an opening for a Business Officer who will focus primarily on building the strategy and operations of the Global Health Innovation Hub (GHIH), including the development of key partnerships. REQUIRES: Master's in Business Administration (MBA) or related degree, plus a minimum of five years' experience in product management or marketing, market research, agreement negotiation, intellectual property management, and commercialization strategy development. Medical product background and pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry experience are preferred. Experience in foreign markets, especially developing countries preferred. Fundraising experience desirable. For more information and to apply visit www.path.org/employment.php. Vacancy no: 6247
****************************** LEAD TECHNICAL SPECIALIST, WATER AND RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE ROME
The International Fund for Agricultural Development seeks a Lead Technical Specialist, Water and Rural Infrastructure (P-5) in Rome. The Lead Technical Specialist, Water and Rural Infrastructure is a leading professional in his/her field. S/He technically supports country/ regional programs as well as the corporate agenda by providing state-of-the-art technical advice throughout the project cycle (strategic and operational). This includes (i) technical back-stopping of Country Strategic Opportunity Papers (COSOP), project design and Quality Enhancement (QE) processes and project supervision and implementation support; and (ii) share knowledge in an effective and systematic way within IFAD, with IFAD partners. REQUIES: Advanced university degree from an accredited institution in the field of Water and Rural Infrastructure, Agriculture, Rural Development, Natural Resource Management, Environment, Economics or in a related field. At least 10 years progressively responsible experience in the field of Water and Infrastructure, particularly in the formulation of technical guidance and input to development programmes; of which at least 3 of the 10 years of experience should be at the international level. Experience in international policy frameworks related to global issues is an asset. TO APPLY: Applicants should send an IFAD personal history form to vacancy@ifad.org. Closing date: 9/10/14. Vacancy no: 1311.
****************************** STATISTICIAN(S) - GENERIC VACANCY PARIS
The Organisation For Economic Co-Operation and Development is launching a recruitment campaign for Statistician(s) to cover the full cycle of statistical activities from data collection, data management and analysis, to data dissemination for specific statistical subject matters. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree or equivalent, preferably in statistics, economics, mathematics, or a scientific field and a good knowledge of statistical databases and information technology (including basic programming). Experience in the production and/or use of statistics including documentation on sources, definitions, coverage, methodology, reliability and comparability gained in an international or national statistical office. Experience in the analysis of complex macro- and micro-level data. Experience in statistical concepts and applied econometric techniques. TO APPLY: Please apply online at https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/joblist.ftl?lang=en. Closing date: 11/4/14. Job Number: 09418.
****************************** DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS & INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE PARIS
The United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization is seeking a Director, Division of Social Transformations and Intercultural Dialogue (D-1) in Paris. Under the overall authority of the Director-General and the direct supervision of the Assistant Director-General of Social and Human Sciences Sector, the incumbent will be responsible for providing intellectual leadership, strategic vision and operational guidance to the Division in line with UNESCO's Medium-Term Strategy and the post-2015 development agenda. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree, preferably at the Doctorate level or equivalent, in social sciences or a related field. At least 15 years of progressive professional experience with the requirements of international cooperation, preferably within the United Nations system context. Extensive experience in leading social transformations, intercultural dialogue and foresight issues, preferably in an international organization, and substantive knowledge of the work of principal agencies and organizations active in these fields. Specialization and/or substantive experience on social science research-policy nexus, notably in developing countries, and an established record of publications in the field of social transformations, intercultural dialogue and/or foresight would be an asset. Experience in conducting complex negotiations diplomatically and tactfully. TO APPLY: Candidates wishing to apply for this post should do so through the following website: http://www.unesco.org/employment. Closing date: 10/12/14. Vacancy no: SHS 142
****************************** 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.
LIBRARIAN NEW YORK
A Librarian (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Selects material for the development of collections; coordinates selections and departmental requests for materials, ensures their accordance with collection development policies. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in library science, information science or related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in library work, information network administration or related area is required. Five years of experience in a role as professional librarian, documentalist, archivist or similar active information service role is desirable. Experience of working in an international environment is desirable. Closing date: 10/14/14. Vacancy no: 14-IMA-DPI-36706-R-NEW YORK (R)
HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
A Humanitarian Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian policy developments, disaster relief/ management or emergency situations in assigned country/ area. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, international law, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/ emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area. Experience in international humanitarian law is required. Experience in drafting policy or legal documents is required. Experience providing legal and policy advice, at international or national level, is desirable. Closing date: 10/12/14. Vacancy no: 14- HRA-OCHA-36471-R-NEW YORK (X)
CHIEF, POPULATION AND YOUTH SECTION ADDIS ABABA
A Chief, Population and Youth Section (P-5) is sought in Addis Ababa. Duties: Has major responsibility for the formulation, organization and management of a Section's substantive work programme on population and youth issues; reports thereon to intergovernmental bodies, such as the Commission on Population and Development, the Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and the regional commissions. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in demography or in sociology, statistics or economics with an emphasis on demography. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in population analysis and research or related area is required. Field experience in developing countries and country or region-specific knowledge is also required. Experience with development issues in Africa is desirable. Experience with international technical cooperation projects are also desirable. Closing date: 10/11/14. Vacancy no: 14-POP-ECA-36609- R-ADDIS ABABA (R)
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in New York. The Economic Affairs Officer will provide support to the programme of capacity development in the area of domestic resource mobilization, including fiscal policies and tax administration. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, finance, accounting, law, business administration or a related field. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience at the national and international levels, involving both analytical and policy development work in the field of international taxation. Experience in developing capacity development tools, preferably, in the area of international tax cooperation, is required. Closing date: 10/11/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-DESA-36146-R-NEW YORK (R)
PROGRAMME OFFICER, FOREST AFFAIRS NEW YORK
A Programme Officer, Forest Affairs (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Participates in the formulation, development, implementation and management of policies on forest biodiversity, climate change and desertification related to sustainable forest management and capacity development programmes/ projects etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/ project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, environmental, forest policy/ sciences, natural resources management or related field. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area. Experience in forestry and related sustainable development issues, as well as in the development and implementation of policies and measures furthering sustainable forest management at the international level is required. Closing date: 10/11/14. Vacancy no: 14- PGM-DESA-35050-R-NEW YORK (X)
****************************** *COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE SOUTH KOREA
The Asia Foundation is seeking a Country Representative (CR) to oversee and manage its office in the Republic of Korea. The CR is the senior-most Foundation employee in Korea and leads all programs, operations and external relations there in accordance with Foundation strategies and policy guidelines. The CR is responsible for managing all aspects of the Foundation's work in Korea, including the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of program activities; financial management, administration, and security; the direction, supervision, and evaluation of employees; fundraising and diversification of donor support; and the development of effective working relationships with the host government, donors, partner agencies, diplomatic missions, national and international institutions, and the media. The CR reports to the Senior Director for Field Representation and Operations and the Executive Vice President/ Chief Operating Officer. In terms of programming responsibilities, the CR leads the Foundation's engagement with the Korean international aid community on Official Development Assistance (ODA) policy and aid effectiveness; and develops and implements plans for securing Korean funding for Asia Foundation programs in South and Southeast Asia. The CR also develops and administers programs to further productive U.S.-Korea relations and regional cooperation in Northeast Asia. In addition to its work in the Republic of Korea, the Foundation may engage with the DPRK through a modest program of dialogues and exchanges. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum ten years of progressively responsible professional experience, or the equivalent, in international development and foreign affairs in Korea or elsewhere in Asia with private or public, bi-lateral or multi-lateral development institutions or non-profit organizations. Demonstrated executive management leadership; proven skills in managing host country relationships and partnerships; a track record in development assistance policy, planning and administration; and a grounding in foreign affairs. Excellent professional and academic credentials, with an in-depth knowledge of development issues and with extensive practical background in international development assistance and foreign affairs. Successful experience in fund raising, including designing and managing resource mobilization campaigns, donor cultivation and stewardship, and proposal preparation. Knowledge of and professional experience in Korea. Language proficiency in Korean highly desirable. Doctorate or Master's degree, in a field related to Foundation interests. The Foundation offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. TO APPLY: Applications may be submitted directly by visiting The Asia Foundation website: www.asiafoundation.org and selecting "Employment Opportunities". The application deadline is August 29, 2014. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. For information on The Asia Foundation, please visit our website: www.asiafoundation.org. No phone calls please.
****************************** *RESIDENT DIRECTOR GEORGIA
The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Resident Director to implement programs to build the technical skills of elected officials at the national and local levels in several areas to enhance the accountability and effectiveness of elected bodies. Specific areas of focus include 1) improving communication and coordination between elected officials and party structures at the national and local levels; 2) increasing the capacity of individual members, party factions and coalitions to develop, debate and oversee implementation of public policy; and 3) expanding communication with constituents and citizen groups. Other program elements within this portfolio include helping partners design and implement activities to expand the participation of women and other historically disadvantaged groups. In addition, supporting public opinion survey research and international election monitoring activities will continue to be important components of the NDI Georgia program. This position will be based in Tbilisi, and may require travel throughout the country. This position will have supervisory responsibility for the design and implementation of all NDI programs in Georgia. The Resident Director will also represent NDI to the government of Georgia, the US Embassy and USAID, Swedish Embassy and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs). In addition, the NDI Resident Director will serve as the Lead Coordinating Partner (LCP) to USAID to facilitate coordination among USG implementers funded under this award. Candidate will also be responsible for the overall management of the office, to include financial and human resource management. Close coordination will also be expected with NDI-Washington, including day-to-day contact with the Washington-based staff that provides oversight for field activities. Primary Responsibilities: Oversee, in collaboration with Tbilisi-based staff, the design and implementation of NDI's programs and consultations with parliamentarians and councilors, parliamentary staff, civic and governmental/ political leaders; Provide day-to-day management and oversight of local and expatriate professional and support staff in the field office; Maintain relationships with key partners in civil society, government and the donor community; Oversee the development, review and timely submission of program-related materials, including regular reports that describe activities, measure and evaluate program results, and report on political developments in Georgia that may affect program outcomes; and Ensure adherence to NDI-DC, donor/ funder and as applicable, Georgian government policies and procedures, ensuring the integrity of all financial transactions. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a field of study related to political science, public administration, international development, or international affairs; graduate degree highly preferred. Minimum fourteen (14) years substantive political experience, including working for elected legislative and/or parliamentary bodies, political parties and politically active non-governmental organizations. Familiarity with survey research a plus. Experience in program management, especially implementing USAID-funded programs. Candidates should possess solid performance management background, including program planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation skills to ensure management for development results. Strong analytical skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with senior political and civic leaders as well as members of the donor and diplomatic community. Ability to work with competing political groups and understand complex political dynamics is key. Ability to communicate skills and experience to others as a trainer, advisor and consultant. Excellent interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability for public speaking, writing and reporting in English. Experience in living and working overseas and an ability to work in a transitioning political environment is highly desirable, particularly previous experience in former Soviet/ Eastern bloc countries. Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired. Comments: Applicants must be willing to travel to Washington at their own expense for an interview. Salary is commensurate with experience. A generous benefits package is provided, including an in-country housing allowance. Employment is contingent upon approval by USAID. Contingent on funding, position is available mid-summer 2014. TO APPLY: Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. NDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/cgfhtzw
****************************** *GENDER EXPERTS WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International is seeking Gender Experts for upcoming Task Orders under the USAID funded Advancing the Agenda of Gender Equality (ADVANTAGE) IDIQ. We are seeking mid-level and senior-level experts with experience in the following areas: Gender Integration Training, Gender Monitoring and Evaluation, and/or Gender Analysis. 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 for generations to come and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects and child protection initiatives. 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. TO APPLY: please visit our website http://www.planusa.org/jobopps.
****************************** *DEVELOPMENT (FUNDRAISING) OFFICER BEIJING, CHINA
The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, the Beijing Center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, is seeking to hire a Development (Fundraising) Officer to support its fundraising and development efforts. This position will work closely with the Center's Director and staff, as well as Carnegie's development team in Washington, D.C. to develop and execute effective strategies for securing gifts of regional support; plan and execute development meetings and events in strategic Asian cities; and provide support for the development solicitations with the aim of meeting Carnegie's annual revenue goals. Primary responsibilities will include building and managing a major gifts prospect list for the Beijing center and Carnegie's regional efforts, performing prospect research and analysis on individuals and institutions, responding to requests for proposals and grant applications, drafting pitch and marketing materials, drafting biographies, and company snapshots for development purposes; drafting internal development reports; tracking and maintaining records of development activities; and helping to maintain the contact database. REQUIRES: 2-4 years' experience and bachelor's degree preferred. The position requires native-level English, familiarity and interest in Chinese language, excellent writing skills and strong attention to detail, understanding of nonprofits and fundraising, and an awareness of China's foreign policymaking environment and key global issues. The candidate should be highly professional, capable of managing multiple deadlines with a "can-do" attitude, and work well with others in a cross-cultural environment. TO APPLY: Please apply via the Carnegie Endowment website: https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/128336.html.
****************************** *EARLY GRADE READING COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION PROJECT NEPAL
Plan is an international, child centered community development organization without political or religious affiliation. Plan works with children, sponsors, communities, partner organizations, donors and governments in 70 countries around the world. Plan has been working in Nepal since 1978. Plan Nepal is seeking to recruit competent, committed, self-motivated and enthusiastic candidates for the project positions below, subject to USAID funding. About the Project: Early Grade Reading (EGR) Project: Plan is seeking candidates for an upcoming USAID Early Grade Reading Community Mobilization Project in Nepal. The primary purpose of this project will be to implement community mobilization activities to improve the reading abilities of grades 1-3 public primary students in Nepal through the National Early Grade Reading Program. The project will focus on Community Mobilization to increase literacy, Safe Schools and Youth Engagement. The position is contingent upon award of the project by the donor. TO APPLY: Qualified and interested Nepali candidates are requested to submit an application and the most recent Curriculum Vitae, with names of 3 references. The full application may be dropped off at Plan Nepal Office at Shree Durbar, Pulchowk OR mailed to Plan Nepal's P.O. Box 8980 OR emailed directly to nepal.vacancy@plan- international.org by 1 September, 2014. Only short listed candidates will be notified for written test & interview. All candidates applying for the Chief of Party position should submit an application through the Plan International Website at https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?company=PlanInt. Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Plan strongly encourages women applicants and applicants from Dalit, Madhesi, Janajati, marginalized ethnic groups and offers proactive support and capacity development for female staff and staff from marginalized group. Plan Nepal reserves the rights to cancel vacancy announcements without assigning any reason whatsoever. Plan will not entertain solicitations for any position and candidates who do so may be disqualified. Plan takes active measures in recruitment and employment practices to ensure children are protected.
*CHIEF OF PARTY NEPAL
Key responsibilities: Provide technical and managerial oversight and leadership for the project. Ensure technical quality of the program and provide an integrated vision among different components and partners. Ensure efficient management of financial resources, including the review and approval of program budgets and monitoring of expenditures. 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 donor. Serve as a principal liaison with relevant ministries, USAID, project partners and stakeholders, and other donors to ensure effective program implementation and to build lasting relationships. Assure full compliance with all USAID, Plan, and other fiduciary regulations. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Master's Degree in relevant field (Education, International Development, Social Sciences, etc.), PhD preferred. Minimum of 10 years of relevant program management and supervisory experience in the international development field. Minimum of eight years of experience in managing large programs focused on education, community-based development. Significant experience in managing USAID-funded programs (minimum 5 years) at a senior level. Experience preventing, addressing, and monitoring gender-based violence (GBV) and background/ qualifications in gender transformative programming & gender analysis preferred. Previous Chief of Party/ Project Director experience. Knowledge of and experience with USG and USAID rules and regulations. Familiarity with the Nepal education system including early grade reading challenges, youth and community engagement in education. Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local partners, government officials, donor representatives, and international staff. Excellent English oral and written communication skills, knowledge of Nepali preferred. Work experience in Asia, prior experience in Nepal highly preferred. Job Description for the Chief of Party can be downloaded from Plan International Website (plan-international.org/about-plan/jobs). All candidates applying for this position should submit an application through the Plan International Website at https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?company=PlanInt
*COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION ADVISOR NEPAL
Key responsibilities: Serve as the technical lead on all community outreach and mobilization activities. Conduct social mobilization campaigns that will inform parents and communities on the importance and value of reading and household support for students reading. Engage disadvantaged populations, including out of school youth and children with disabilities, in reading practice outside of school. Work with students, teachers, school administrators, and parents to improve school- and community-level policies and tools for preventing, addressing, and monitoring gender-based violence (GBV) and associated bullying. Develop an advocacy network, community action plan, and pilot the Doorways manuals in Nepal. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Master's Degree in Education, International Development, Social Science or relevant field. Minimum 8 years of experience in progressively responsible, working with communities on social mobilization activities & issues related to education, preferably in Nepal. Minimum 3 years of significant experience with USAID funded projects (ideally in a senior technical position) highly preferred. Experience in preventing, addressing and monitoring gender-based violence (GBV) and background in gender transformative programming and gender analysis preferred. Excellent English oral and written communication skills; Fluency in Nepali.
*EDUCATION ADVISOR NEPAL
Key responsibilities: Serve as the technical lead on all Early Grade Reading activities. Equip School Management Committees (SMCs), Community Learning Centers (CLCs) and Parents Teachers Associations (PTAs) with tools to track individual household support on reading, monitor school attendance of both teachers and students, and monitor school timetables and use of instructional time. Organize and promote school- based fairs that will showcase students' gains in reading ability. Work with students, teachers, school administrators, and parents to improve school- and community-level policies and tools for preventing, addressing, and monitoring gender-based violence (GBV) and associated bullying. Organize and promote school-based fairs that will showcase students' gains in reading ability and give parents the opportunities to test the reading skills of their children through random selection of text, spelling bees, and reading competitions. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Master's Degree in Education or relevant field. Minimum 8 years of experience in progressively responsible, working with early grade reading activities, preferably in Nepal. Minimum 3 years of significant experience with USAID funded projects in a senior technical position highly preferred. Experience in preventing, addressing and monitoring gender- based violence (GBV) and background in gender transformative programming and gender analysis preferred. Knowledge of or previous experience working with the Government of Nepal (GoN) to improve the reading abilities of grades 1-3 public primary students in Nepal through the National Early Grade Reading Program. Excellent English oral and written communication skills; knowledge of Nepali highly preferred. Prior work experience in Nepal highly preferred.
*MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST NEPAL
Key responsibilities: Develop and manage project M&E systems and ensure programme quality. Lead the design and implementation of M&E methodologies for project studies. Lead the development, implementation and review of the project M&E plan and annual M&E work plan. Conduct supervisory visits to field sites. Supervise and oversee M&E consultants hired for baseline, mid-term and end of project evaluations. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Master's Degree in Social Sciences, Statistics or relevant field. Minimum 8 years of experience in research, planning and monitoring of grant-funded projects. Minimum 5 years of significant experience on monitoring and evaluation with USAID funded projects. Experience in developing and implementing comprehensive M&E systems for grant-funded projects. Knowledge of ADS 203 - USAID performance monitoring and evaluation. Excellent English oral and written communication skills, knowledge of Nepali highly preferred. Work experience in Asia, work experience in Nepal highly preferred.
*FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR NEPAL
Key responsibilities: Oversee overall financial management of the project, including all accounting, reporting and control activities. Administer all grants, contracts, and procurement in compliance with USAID rules and regulations. Monitor actual grant expenditures against approved donor line items and obligated amount, and develop budget modification as needed. Administer all grants, contracts, and procurement in compliance with USAID rules and regulations. Lead and supervise the preparation of all financial reports to the donor. Educate and train relevant project and partner staff on USAID's rules and regulations. Work closely with the Plan International USA home office and Plan Nepal Country Office staff on internal and external financial reviews and audits as required. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Master's Degree in Business Administration, Finance or relevant field. Minimum 10 years of experience in financial management of large international development programmes. Minimum 8 years of demonstrated record of excellence in financial management of USAID projects. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and USAID financial and other key rules and regulations including USAID CFR, OMB Circulars, and A-133 audits. Demonstrated knowledge of USG reporting requirements and management rules and regulations. Excellent English oral and written communication skills, knowledge of Nepali highly preferred. Excellent computer application skills, particularly in Excel and Word.
****************************** *PROJECT TO ADDRESS EXPLOITATIVE CHILD LABOR ETHIOPIA
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 for generations to come and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects and child protection initiatives. 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. About the Project: Plan International is seeking candidates for an upcoming U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Project to Address Exploitative Child Labor in Ethiopia. This is a $10,000,000 four year project that seeks to address exploitative child labor by helping youth ages 14 to 17, with a focus on female youth, develop marketable skills to secure decent work that is appropriate for their age and serve as leaders in their communities. The project will promote education and vocational training opportunities for youth and also will seek to enhance livelihoods and access to social protection programs for youth and their households. TO APPLY: Qualified and interested candidates are requested to submit an application and the most recent Curriculum Vitae, with names of 3 references. The full application may be emailed directly to is PIErecruitment@plan- international.org by September 12, 2014. Only short listed candidates will be notified for written test & interview. For candidates applying to the Project Director position please submit an application through our website at https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?company=PlanInt. Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified and competent female candidates are encouraged to apply. Further, qualified Ethiopian nationals including those living in the diaspora are additionally encouraged to apply. Plan takes active measures in recruitment and employment practices to ensure children are protected. All positions are contingent upon award.
*PROJECT DIRECTOR ETHIOPIA
Key responsibilities: Provide technical and managerial oversight and leadership for the project. Ensure technical quality of the program and provide an integrated vision among different components and partners. Ensure efficient management of financial resources, including the review and approval of program budgets and monitoring of expenditures. 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 donor. Serve as a principal liaison with relevant ministries, USDOL, project partners and stakeholders, and other donors to ensure effective program implementation and to build lasting relationships. Assure full compliance with all USDOL, Plan, and other fiduciary regulations. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Minimum of five years of experience in project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of cooperative agreement (including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports), preferably in Ethiopia. Experience in a leadership role in implementing development projects involved in education and vocational training opportunities for youth, livelihoods and/or social protection. Experience in managing USG funded programs and previous Project Director experience highly preferred. Knowledge of and experience with USG and USDOL rules and regulations. Demonstrated ability to implement projects with rigorous timelines and deliverables and to track program quality through donor approved monitoring and evaluation systems. Familiarity with the Ethiopian labor laws and/or familiarity with the labor systems and labor challenges in East Africa. Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local partners, government officials, donor representatives, and international staff. A strong understanding of gender-aware and gender transformative programming preferred. Fluency in English required. Knowledge of Amharic preferred. Work experience in East Africa, prior experience in Ethiopia highly preferred. Job Description for the Chief of Party can be downloaded from Plan International Website (plan-international.org/about-plan/jobs).
*MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER ETHIOPIA
Key responsibilities: Develop and manage project M&E systems and ensure program quality. Lead the design and implementation of M&E methodologies for project baseline studies, assessments, evaluations, research, and other studies. Lead the development, implementation and review of the Comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (CMEP). Articulate anticipated results, indicators, outcomes, and qualitatively and quantitatively monitor progress toward achievement of same. Propose and implement learning approaches to ensure timely adjustment of project activities and to inform future program development (i.e. through annual work plans). Develop project-wide mechanisms to measure and document progress on indicators and achievement of targets, as well as lessons learned and best practices. Disseminate project results to local stakeholders, including children and youth. Collaborate with program staff, relevant government agencies, and other stakeholders to collect and analyze data from project activities, and secondary data as relevant, to inform project progress and development of annual plans. Conduct supervisory visits to field sites - including those of sub-grantees - to observe, monitor, and provide guidance and support to ensure that quality data is collected and analyzed regularly and effectively. Produce timely and high quality M&E reports, and contribute to development of regular performance reports. Collaborate with M&E consultants hired for baseline, mid-term, and end of project evaluations and ensure that their work is of high quality and produced within agreed upon deadlines, where applicable. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Minimum of five years professional experience in a position responsible for implementing M&E activities on bilaterally funded development projects. Bachelor's degree in statistics, demographics, social sciences, international development, economics, or related field. Master's degree, or Bachelor plus an advanced certificate in M&E, statistics, or economics, are preferred. Experience designing and managing beneficiary monitoring and database systems. Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, collaborative target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans. Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and direct experience with data collection and analysis. Experience in planning and managing surveys, developing and refining data collection tools, and data quality assessments. Experience managing and providing ongoing training of M&E field officers. Proven ability to prepare clear, concise reports with graphics; extraordinary attention to detail. Experience on education, livelihoods, and social protection and/or child labor projects, integration of gender into project M&E, and with DOL indicators. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Amharic preferred. Work experience in East Africa, particularly in Ethiopia, highly preferred. Minimum 8 years of experience in progressively responsible, working with communities on social mobilization activities & issues related to education, preferably in Nepal. Minimum 3 years of significant experience with USAID funded projects (ideally in a senior technical position) highly preferred. Experience in preventing, addressing and monitoring gender-based violence (GBV) and background in gender transformative programming and gender analysis preferred. Excellent English oral and written communication skills; Fluency in Nepali.
*LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST ETHIOPIA
Key responsibilities: Manage aspects of the project related to promoting community engagement and leadership opportunities for youth. Lead the development of project work plans, ensuring that targets are met and project outcomes are achieved. Lead the design, oversight, and monitoring of youth leadership activities. Recruit and manage community engagement and youth leadership staff as needed for project implementation. Contribute detailed and accurate written inputs to fulfill project technical and financial reporting requirements. Coordinate with partners, sub-grantees, government agencies, international and local NGOs, schools, and community-based organizations on project activities as needed. Participate in relevant coordination meeting to present project activities, ensure coordination with other projects, and assure highest quality of project implementation. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Master's Degree in Education or relevant field. Minimum of three years of experience in a leadership position responsible for developing youth leadership interventions. Experience with youth development, community engagement, and leadership skills training. Experience with projects that promote youth leadership development. Understanding of positive youth development and a strong understanding of gender- aware and gender transformative programming preferred. Experience working successfully with government agencies and private organizations engaged in promoting youth engagement and development. Experience working with relevant government agencies and civil society organizations. Fluency in Amharic required. Knowledge of English preferred.
*SOCIAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST ETHIOPIA
Key responsibilities: Manage aspects of the project related to improving access to social protection programs for youth and their households. Lead the development of project work plans, ensuring that targets are met and project outcomes are achieved. Lead the design, oversight, and monitoring of social protection activities. Recruit and manage social protection staff as needed for project implementation. Contribute detailed and accurate written inputs to fulfill project technical and financial reporting requirements. Coordinate with partners, sub-grantees, government agencies, international and local NGOs, schools, and community-based organizations on project activities as needed. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Minimum of three years of experience in a leadership position responsible for developing social protection interventions. Experience with the technical aspects of programs that seek to mitigate the impact of economic shocks, promote equity, and reduce poverty. Experience with projects that promote social protection, including improving access to health insurance, cash transfer programs, scholarships, and public works programs. Understanding of social protection issues. Experience working successfully with government agencies and private organizations engaged in the provision of social protection services. A strong understanding of gender-aware and gender transformative programming preferred. Fluency in Amharic required. Knowledge of English preferred.
*VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND EDUCATION SPECIALIST ETHIOPIA
Key responsibilities: Manage aspects of the project related to promoting education and vocational training opportunities for youth. Lead the development of project work plans, ensuring that targets are met and project outcomes are achieved. Lead the design, oversight, and monitoring of vocational training and education activities. Recruit and manage vocational training and education staff as needed for project implementation. Liaise with the donor and government officials as needed. Contribute detailed and accurate written inputs to fulfill project technical and financial reporting requirements. Coordinate with partners, sub-grantees, government agencies, international and local NGOs, schools, and community-based organizations on project activities as needed. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Minimum of three years of experience in a leadership position responsible for coordinating vocational training and/or education interventions, including student assessment, teacher training, educational materials/ curriculum development, educational management, educational monitoring and information systems, and labor market analysis. Experience in managing projects to address issues related to vocational training and secondary education, including access to higher education. Understanding of special educational needs of youth removed from hazardous working conditions when they enter/ return to school or are provided with alternative education services. Experience working with vulnerable youth ages 14 to 17 and their households, preferably in Ethiopia. Experience working successfully with the Ministry of Education and other relevant government agencies. A strong understanding of gender-aware and gender transformative programming preferred. Fluency in Amharic required. Knowledge of English preferred.
*YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND LIVELIHOODS SPECIALIST ETHIOPIA
Key responsibilities: Oversee overall financial management of the project, including all accounting, reporting and control activities. Manage aspects of the project related to enhancing livelihoods for youth and their households. Lead the development of project work plans, ensuring that targets are met and project outcomes are achieved. Lead the design, oversight, and monitoring of youth employment and livelihood activities. Recruit and manage youth employment and livelihoods staff as needed for project implementation. Contribute detailed and accurate written inputs to fulfill project technical and financial reporting requirements. Coordinate with partners, sub-grantees, government agencies, international and local NGOs, schools, and community-based organizations on project activities as needed. Participate in relevant coordination meeting to present project activities, ensure coordination with other projects, and assure highest quality of project implementation. Core QUALIFICATIONS & Experience: Minimum of three years of experience in a leadership position responsible for developing youth employment and livelihood interventions and the technical aspects, including life skills training, microfinance programming including savings-led methodologies micro-insurance, micro-franchising, village savings and loan programs, financial literacy, adult literacy, employment generation, alternative/ additional income generation, youth apprenticeships, internships, job placement support, pre-employment skills training, entrepreneurship, occupational safety and health training, and labor market analysis. Experience in projects promoting livelihood interventions and youth employment in Ethiopia. Understanding of child labor issues in Ethiopia. Experience working successfully with government agencies and private organizations engaged in promoting improved livelihoods for households and youth employment programs, including private vocational training programs. Experience working with relevant government agencies, civil society organizations, employers, and unions. A strong understanding of gender-aware and gender transformative programming preferred. Fluency in Amharic required. Knowledge of English preferred.
****************************** *SENIOR SCIENCE WRITER & PRODUCER BOGOR, INDONESIA
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a nonprofit, global research organization dedicated to advancing human well-being, environmental conservation and equity. We conduct research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of tropical and sub-tropical forest landscapes. We help policy makers and practitioners shape effective policy, improve the management of tropical forests and address the needs and perspectives of people who depend on forests for their livelihoods. Our multidisciplinary approach considers the underlying drivers of deforestation and degradation which often lie outside the forestry sector: forces such as agriculture, infrastructure development, trade and investment policies and law enforcement. The Senior Science Writer and Producer will work across a range of mediums and topics to turn out compelling, innovative and high-quality communications materials designed to help translate CIFOR's high-caliber research into meaningful, real-world impact. Already known for its innovation, ambition and reach, CIFOR's communications program is looking to develop and use world-class, cutting- edge science communications to inform policy globally, regionally and nationally in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We have the funding and passion to achieve this bold vision, along with the infrastructure, technical and regional communications experts, and desire to experiment. What we need now is a dynamic, creative and self-directed Senior Science Writer and Producer to take the freedom and resources we offer and make it happen - whether it involves traveling to the field with a multimedia crew to produce packages, conceptualizing an animated infographic, writing a speech for a head of state, or finessing a factsheet. The ideal candidate will: Be an avid reader of science and environmental literature and issues - someone who genuinely enjoys engaging with scientists and the topics they research. Have a passion for storytelling and connecting with audiences. Have a strong editorial background, able to identify the most compelling and appropriate stories and methods for telling them, whether tried-and-true, emerging or experimental. Be a world-class writer and editor, who can turn their hand to any kind of material with great effect and due respect for academic rigor. Be able to come up with and develop ideas for communicating science for impact, and be open to and excited by new possibilities. Have a rich, varied body of work that demonstrates the ability to think across multimedia platforms, to experiment with new media and to never sacrifice quality or accuracy. Be a dynamic go-getter with loads of initiative and an adventurous spirit. Summary of responsibilities: Conceptualize, write and produce science communications materials for research projects, themes, outputs or events, with particular attention to climate change and sustainable development, in collaboration with CIFOR scientists, partners, Outreach Manager, and Regional Communications Coordinators. Contribute suggestions for communications activities and products to communications strategies/ plans for projects, outputs, themes and/or events, as led by the Outreach Manager or Regional Communications Coordinators. Write and edit materials, ensuring that all outputs are high quality and accurate. Supervise a full-time consulting Science Writer. Build and manage a pool of high-quality part-time consultants. Provide advice and training where appropriate to other members of the Information and Communications Group. Liaise with other members of the Information and Communications Group in producing and publishing work, including the Editor of Forests News and the Editorial and Multimedia Services Manager. Details of duties, assignments and objectives will be further discussed and laid out in the staff's annual performance contract. REQUIREMENTS: Degree in communications, science (e.g. biophysical sciences, social sciences, political sciences, economics, etc.) or a related field. At least 10 years' experience in producing high-quality communications materials across a range of mediums (samples to be requested). Demonstrated interest in science and environmental issues and ability to grasp new material quickly. Demonstrated ability to write and edit English across multiple styles and formats at a very high level (better than average native speaker). Awareness of visual effects of media and design, to be able to brief multimedia teams. Experience working with technical experts, preferably in a multicultural context. Fluency in English. Other languages an advantage. Experience working in developing countries an advantage. Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities. Personal Attributes and Competencies: Go-getter, self-motivated and resourceful - someone who can make things happen. Dynamic and creative. Team player with excellent interpersonal skills, able to interact effectively and positively with people in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment. Able to work well under pressure. Strong client service approach. Stickler for high quality and accuracy. Terms and Conditions: This is an internationally recruited position. CIFOR offers competitive remuneration in USD, commensurate with skills and experience. The appointment will be for a period of 2 (two) years, inclusive 9 (nine) months' probationary period, with a possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources. The duty station will be at CIFOR HQ in Bogor, Indonesia. TO APPLY: The application deadline is 31 August 2014. We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates. To apply, please visit our career site at http://www.cifor.org/careers/. To learn more about CIFOR, please visit our website at http://www.cifor.org
****************************** *EMERGENCY PROCUREMENT MANAGER JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
CARE is seeking an Emergency Procurement Manager in Juba. Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. The main purpose of this position is to manage CARE South Sudan Emergency procurement effectively. The incumbent will supervise the procurement unit to ensure that efficient and timely support services are provided to programs. The support services shall cover mainly procurement of goods and services. The incumbent of this position shall ensure that CARE South Sudan is in compliance with CARE USA and Donors' rules and regulations in the above areas. Responsibilities and Tasks: Procurement: Procurement Receipts and Quality Reviews; Performance Management of Procurement staff; As required, travel to sub-offices and train staff and partners on prudent procurement processes and principles and well as applicable donor regulations; Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS (Know-How): Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field and/or Professional Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management. 5 years demonstrated and relevant experience in Emergency procurement. Thorough Understanding of CARE procurement policies. Demonstrable knowledge of key donor rules and regulations pertaining to procurement. Good communication skills. 8 years in senior management position in development field. Good working knowledge of most common computer packages. Knowledge of local market conditions and situations. Wide knowledge of the NGO operations and thematic involvements. Verbal, written communication and listening skills coupled with excellent political acumen and negotiations skills. Planning, organizing, problem-solving and analytical skills are very essential. Excellent training and presentation skills. Experienced in working in a multi-cultural environment and respect for diversity. Ability to work under-pressure and respond positively to feedback and differing points of view remaining calm and in control. Shares knowledge and experience while focusing on result for the client. Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude. Demonstrates openness to change. Proficiency in English is required. Proficiency in Arabic preferred. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 405. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** *REAGAN-FASCELL DEMOCRACY FELLOWS PROGRAM WASHINGTON, DC
The National Endowment for Democracy is accepting applications for the Reagan- Fascell Democracy Fellows Program. Dedicated to international exchange, the Reagan- Fascell Democracy Fellows Program offers five-month fellowships to leading democracy activists, journalists, and scholars from around the world. During their time in residence at NED's International Forum for Democratic Studies, fellows reflect on their experiences and consider lessons learned; conduct independent research and writing; engage with colleagues and counterparts in the United States; and build ties with a global network of democracy advocates. The program is intended primarily to support practitioners and scholars from developing and aspiring democracies; distinguished scholars from established democracies are also eligible to apply. Projects may focus on the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural aspects of democratic development and may include a range of methodologies and approaches. Fellows work full-time on their projects and receive a monthly fellowship payment, health insurance, travel assistance, and research support. The program does not fund professional training, fieldwork, or students pursuing a degree. A working knowledge of English is required. TO APPLY: Apply online by October 15, 2014 for Fellowships in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016. http://fellowships.ned.org/applications/
****************************** *HEALTH SENIOR ASSOCIATE, SCL/SPH WASHINGTON, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is currently looking for a Health Senior Associate to join the Social Protection and Health (SPH) Division ascribed to the Social Sector (SCL) Department under the Vice-Presidency for Sectors and Knowledge (VPS). Guided by the Chief of SPH, the Specialist will contribute to both the SPH operational and economic and sector work program in the LAC Region. Key responsibilities: Participate in the origination, conceptualization and preparation of loans and technical cooperation operations in the health area in coordination with other team members and respective authorities. Participate and provide technical input in the preparation, submission, processing and negotiation of operational and non-operational documents for approval by various levels of management and the Bank's Board of Directors in accordance with established procedures. Assist, in coordination with all relevant parties (executing agencies, fiduciary specialists, among others), the supervision of the execution and the monitoring and evaluation of operations for which the Bank has approved financing. Assist in the development of economic and/or sector analytic work to support the preparation of country, sector and regional strategies and country dialogue, loan operations and technical assistance programs in the health area. Contribute to sharing and disseminating relevant technical knowledge and innovations as key part of IDB's engagement with borrowing countries and the region. Engage in policy dialogue with Government authorities and development partners based on solid knowledge of the sector, identification and analysis of needs, and IDB policies, strategies and guidelines. Provide input to prepare business plans and budgets for the accomplishment of SCL/SPH work program, and to reporting on progress to internal and external stakeholders. In the country of assignment, maintain the IDB Representative and Chief of Operations abreast of all of the projects under direct supervision and provide knowledge on country-specific health issues. Establish and maintain effective relations with key sector stakeholders, both public as well as private, to promote coordination and cooperation initiatives. REQUIRES: Master in public health/ health administration/ health economics/ public administration or other related disciplines. A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated expert leadership and proven experience in the design, supervision and evaluation of health programs as well as in the development of economic and sector work. Language: Proficiency in Spanish and knowledge of another Bank's official language (English, Portuguese or French) is required. TO APPLY: Applications can be submitted at: https://iadbcareers.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?job=1400004400. The IDB is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities in employment. We embrace diversity on the basis of gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and HIV/AIDs status. We encourage women, Afro-descendants and persons of indigenous origins to apply.
****************************** *DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE MONTPELLIER, FRANCE
CGIAR is seeking a Director of Science in Montpellier. Reporting to and under the guidance of the Chief Science Officer, the Director of Science will provide strategic guidance and monitor the performance of the CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) portfolio to ensure that pertinent outcomes are defined, and the quality and relevance of research are enhanced, to contribute to the overall mission and organizational objectives of the CGIAR. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in a science field or economics. Minimum of 12 years of experience in large and complex organizations, at similar or equivalent level of responsibility and scope. Scientific administration and evaluation of portfolios of grants. Excellent communication and reporting/ drafting skills in English. Good negotiation skills. Demonstrated staff and project management experience. Experience of operational and cultural change management. Desirable competencies and qualifications: Strong working knowledge of French desirable. Terms and conditions: The Director of Science will be based in Montpellier, France, and will be contracted by the CGIAR Consortium for a period of three years (renewable). Relocation package and education grant (for children that do not speak French) available. Compensation will be attractive and commensurate with the level of expertise and experience for international organizations. Travel will be expected. TO APPLY: Candidates are invited to send their applications by e-mail to Consortium- HR@cgiar.org. The Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centres is committed to providing an attractive, multicultural and international work environment that reflects the values of teamwork, gender equality, and respect for diversity, with a competitive compensation and benefit package (for an international organization).
****************************** *SENIOR CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR, EVALUATE FOR HEALTH GHANA
MSI is seeking a Senior Capacity Development Advisor in Ghana. Responsibilities: Lead the design, facilitation and management of all trainings, workshops, and long-term capacity building efforts with the USAID/Ghana Health Team, their grantees, government and local institutions. Manage all staff and consultants supporting capacity building efforts, ensuring quality control, timely deliverables and client satisfaction. Lead the design, development and implementation of all training related activities. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree (or foreign equivalent) in social sciences, organizational development, business and systems analysis, or related field. At least 10- 15 years of progressive experience conducting capacity building efforts (analysis, training, consulting) with government agencies entities and local NGOs. At least five of these years should be in Africa. At least five years of experience managing teams. At least two years of experience implementing monitoring and evaluation activities. Excellent facilitation, interpersonal and team management skills. Fluency in spoken and written English is 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
****************************** *CHIEF CREDIT OFFICER SAN DIEGO, CA
ACCION has posted an opening for a Chief Credit Officer who is responsible for growing the organization's loan portfolio in a quality manner. Duties include maintaining bank and community relationships, conducting presentations, structuring new lending initiatives, supervision of lending team and loan approvals, and managing overall portfolio quality through sound management of collections, and credit loss mitigation/ recovery. REQUIRES: Bachelor's Degree required, Masters Preferred. Lending, credit analysis and related business experience required. Management/ Supervision experience required. Bilingual preferred. Collections experience required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Financial and quantitative skills required, including computer literacy. For more information and to apply visit www.jobs-accion.icims.com/jobs/intro. Vacancy no: 2014-1472
****************************** *SENIOR COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS SPECIALIST MANILA, PHILIPPINES
The Asian Development Bank seeks a Senior Compensation and Benefits Specialist in Manila. Duties: To support initiatives in HR Policy and Program Division (BPPP) that ensure the effectiveness of policies and guidelines on compensation and benefits for all ADB staff (i.e., International Staff (IS), National Staff (NS) and Administrative Staff (AS) in headquarters (HQ) and the field offices (FOs)). Work within general policies, principles and goals, working directly with clients. REQUIRES: Master's Degree, or equivalent, in Business or Public Administration, Human Resources, Economics, Actuarial Science, Social Sciences or related fields. At least 10 years of relevant experience in compensation, benefits or related work, preferably with actuarial expertise and experience. International experience working in several countries. To apply please visit our website at http://www.adb.org/Employment/Professional/default.asp. Closing date: 9/4/14. Vacancy no: ADB-HR-14-0554
****************************** FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted openings for the following positions. TO APPLY: visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete the on-line application
*LIVESTOCK POLICY OFFICER ROME, ITALY
A Livestock Policy Officer (P-4) is sought in Rome. Duties: Plans and leads components of multi-disciplinary teams, leads and/or participates on Organization-wide, cross-Departmental committees, project teams, and working groups and/or provides specialized expertise on technical networks and/or international technical policy and/or international technical policy and standard setting bodies. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in veterinary, agricultural, environmental or biological science, or geography with specialization in statistical and GIS analysis or related field. Seven years of relevant experience in the analysis of agricultural sector related issues and trends, information management and analysis, including in the areas of geographical information systems, data collection and management. Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian. Closing date: 9/12/14. Vacancy no: IRC2601.
*LIVESTOCK POLICY OFFICER ROME, ITALY
A Livestock Policy Officer (P-3) is sought in Rome. Duties: Researches and analyzes technical, social, economic, environmental, institutional, and technology related information, data and statistics and/or related policy issues to support the delivery of programme products, projects and services. Produces a variety of technical information, data, statistics and documents as well as technical input for reports and web pages. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in Economics, Agricultural, Natural Resources ,or Development Economics or related field. Five years of relevant experience in agricultural or sustainability policy analysis and formulation. Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian. Closing date: 9/12/14. Vacancy no: IRC2599
*SENIOR FISHERY RESOURCES OFFICER ROME
A Senior Fishery Resources Officer (P-5) is sought in Rome. Duties: Plans, manages or leads highly specialized or multi-disciplinary teams, leads and/or participates on Organization-wide, cross-Departmental committees, project teams, and working groups as well as provides technical leadership/ secretariat services on technical networks and international technical policy and standard setting bodies. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in biology, fisheries, oceanography or a closely related discipline. Ten years of relevant experience in the application of quantitative science to capture fishery resource assessment, management and conservations well as experience in fisheries management in a national or regional fisheries management agency. Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian. Closing date: 9/3/14. Vacancy no: IRC2603
*AGRIBUSINESS ECONOMIST (MARKETING) ROME
An Agribusiness Economist, Marketing (P-4) is sought in Rome. Duties: Plans and leads components of multi-disciplinary teams, leads and/or participates on Organization-wide, cross-Departmental committees, project teams, and working groups and/or provides specialized expertise on technical networks and/or international technical policy and/or international technical policy and standard setting bodies. REQUIRES: Advanced University degree in agricultural sciences, business administration, agricultural economics or related field. Seven years of relevant experience in agrifood systems development in terms of project design/ implementation and normative product development, in particular with respect to value chain development/ agricultural marketing and economic analysis. Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian. Closing date: 9/3/14. Vacancy no: IRC2602
****************************** *TECHNICAL SPECIALIST: REDD+ SAFEGUARDS AND GRIEVANCE MECHANISMS NEW YORK
The United Nations Office for Project Services is seeking a Technical Specialist: REDD+ Safeguards and Grievance Mechanisms. Duties: Provide policy development support and guidance. Provide technical and policy advisory support services to regional and national teams and stakeholders engaged in REDD+ in the area of safeguards and grievance mechanisms, as requested. Keep the PTA and RTAs informed of trends and issues with respect to REDD+ safeguards and grievance mechanisms. REQUIRES: Minimum of 5 years practical working experience in developing countries with environment issues, including climate change, REDD+, and social inclusion. Experience in the policy development processes associated with climate change and REDD+. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strategic partnerships. TO APPLY: Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a letter of interest, complete Curriculum Vitae and an updated United Nations Personal History Form (P.11), via e-mail to vacancies@unops.org. Kindly indicate the vacancy number and the post title when applying (in the subject line by e-mail). Closing date: 8/31/14. Vacancy no: VA/2014/B5004/5653
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY, CAFEC KINSHASA, DRC
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Chief of Party (CoP) to plan, coordinate and oversee program activities related to the contract between WWF and USAID's Central Africa Forest Ecosystems Conservation (CAFEC) of the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), Phase III, to support the goal of CAFEC which is to maintain the ecological integrity of the humid forest ecosystems of the Congo Basin through sustainable management of forests and reduction of threats to biodiversity, mainly in four Landscapes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). REQUIRES: At least a master's-level degree in forestry, conservation biology, natural resource management, international development or related field of study. At least 8 years of field experience managing large, complex conservation and/or natural resource management projects is required. Strong background in natural resource management, including species conservation, climate change adaptation and mitigation (REDD+), land-use planning, and/or related topics. Strong knowledge base on the policies and environmental regulation issues of Central Africa that affect sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation is preferred. Please apply on our website http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/careers/index.html. Vacancy no: 15012
****************************** UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
*SENIOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER GENEVA
A Senior Economic Affairs Officer (P-5) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Leads or participates in the formulation, organization and management of mandated programmes of economic analysis and the formulation of possible economic strategies, policies and actions for adoption by the international community in the areas of: debt and development finance, including debt sustainability and development strategies; governance on finance and debt issues; mobilization of domestic and external financial resources; financial institutional mechanisms in the context of globalization. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics with specialization on macroeconomics and international finance (preferably at the PhD level) or related field. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes in the areas of debt, development finance and development strategies in the context of globalization. A strong and current publications record on debt, development financing and macroeconomic issues, including in peer reviewed journals, is required. Closing date: 10/5/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO- UNCTAD-36593-R-GENEVA (R)
*SENIOR ECONOMICS AFFAIRS OFFICER / CHIEF OF SECTION GENEVA
A Senior Economics Affairs Officer/ Chief of Section (P-5) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Leads or participates in the formulation, organization and management of mandated programmes of economic analysis and the formulation of possible economic strategies, policies and actions for adoption by the international community in the area of international trade and development, particularly those related to the formulation and implementation of trade-related post-2015 sustainable development goals (SDGs). REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, international trade or related field. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles and concepts of economics in trade, trade policy and development, including in drafting research and policy papers, as well as in organizing international conferences and preparing publications on development issues. Closing date: 10/5/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-UNCTAD-36145-R-GENEVA (R)
*CHIEF OF DEBT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE BRANCH GENEVA
A Chief of Debt and Development Finance Branch (D-1) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Formulates and implements the substantive work programme of the Branch under his/her supervision. Oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Branch, ensures that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion and co-ordinates work in the different areas both within the Division and Department, and with other organizations of the United Nations System, as appropriate. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, finance or related area. A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in policy-oriented research, formulation and advice in areas related to external and domestic debt issues - both public and private - and development finance and their macroeconomic and development implications; as well as international financial markets and their implications for macroeconomic and development policies. Closing date: 10/4/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-UNCTAD-36121-R-GENEVA (R)
*CHIEF OF UNIT NAIROBI
A Chief of Unit (P-5) is sought in Nairobi. Duties: Provide the vision and intellectual and normative lead for land and property; Implement global, country, partner and donor strategies across different stakeholder groups and forums. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or above) in social science, development studies, land and property (administration, management, economy, law) or related area. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in development and land, and related fields at the international level, which should also include experience working at the national level in developing countries. Closing date: 10/4/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNHABITAT-36116-R-NAIROBI (O)
****************************** *ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-GENERAL FOR THE SOCIAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES PARIS
The United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization is seeking an Assistant Director- General. Under the authority of the Director-General, the Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences is responsible for providing leadership and strategic vision for the Social and Human Sciences Sector, both for Headquarters and for Field Offices, in line with the Organization's Medium-Term Strategy for 2014-2021 and the emerging post-2015 development agenda. The Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences also is responsible for the overall implementation of the Social and Human Sciences Major Programme (2014-2017), as approved by UNESCO's governing bodies. This comprises the management, planning and coordination of UNESCO's strategy, programmes and plans of action for the Social and Human Sciences Sector, as well as the mobilization of extrabudgetary resources and the establishment of partnerships, in line with the needs of the Regular Programme. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree or equivalent professional experience in a discipline related to UNESCO's mandate. Extensive and relevant professional experience from senior leadership/ executive positions in areas directly related to UNESCO's Social and Human Sciences Programme, including assignments at the regional and/or international levels. Several years of exposure to the requirements of international and inter-governmental cooperation, preferably within the United Nations system context. TO APPLY: Candidates wishing to apply for this post should do so through the following website: http://www.unesco.org/employment. Closing date: 10/4/14. Vacancy no: SHS 001
****************************** *SPECIAL ASSISTANT WASHINGTON, DC
The World Bank has posted an opening for a Special Assistant who will assist the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer and will interact with a wide range of people within and outside the MIGA and the World Bank Group. The position requires superb problem solving capability backed with analytics, financial understanding, sound judgment, communication skills, and capacity to deliver. REQUIRES: Master's degree with more than 8 years of working experience, or equivalent expertise. Excellent analytical capability. Strong organizational and logistical skills, with keen attention to detail and ability to follow up systematically on a broad set of initiatives and decisions. Responsiveness to demands of the EVP & CEO to effectively prioritize work among multiple competing demands and to adapt to unexpected work demands. Ability to multitask is essential. Highly developed communication skills (written and oral) to effectively share views at highest levels, and communicate effectively with staff at all levels. TO APPLY: Please visit www.worldbank.org. Closing date: 9/10/14. Vacancy no: 140846
****************************** *DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVENESS CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks a Contractual who will support DE Teams in a range of activities. Activities will focus on monitoring the results of NSG's operations through its cloud based and other Bank's systems, and support the analysis of operational documents to ensure compliance with the Bank. REQUIRES: Candidates should hold a Master's degree in Economics, Public Policy, International Development, and at least three years of experience in Economic Development. Fluency in both English and Spanish. A working knowledge of Portuguese is desired. Excellent quantitative skills and aptitude for working with numbers. Must be proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office package, especially MS Excel. Experience with the software STATA and some completed coursework in microeconomics, demography, program design, research design and econometrics is of advantage. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs. Vacancy no: 1400004518
****************************** *ASSISTANT COUNTRY DIRECTOR, PROGRAM DHAKA, BANGLADESH
CARE is seeking an established, seasoned Assistant Country Director - Program (ACD- P) who is responsible for ensuring that CARE Bangladesh's programs contribute to CARE's vision of "a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been eliminated and people live with dignity and security". Employee Duration: Active Full- Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. The ACD-P is expected to provide strategic leadership in the areas of program development and implementation across development and humanitarian programming. A major emphasis in this position is to play a strong managerial role in ensuring that projects are designed and implemented to the highest standards for quality and accountability along with delivering the desired impacts in making a significant contribution to reducing poverty and social injustice. The ACD-P is responsible for overseeing the development of program strategies appropriate for the specific environments in which CARE works. S/he manages a program team focused on the design, funding, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects (including humanitarian strategy and programming) that effectively address the underlying causes of poverty in line with CARE's Programming Principles. S/he must also ensure that systems and people are in place to ensure the proper management of those projects and programs. S/he works closely with, and is supported by the program units at regional and CARE USA HQ levels, as well as with other CARE International members. The ACD-P is a key member of the Country Office Senior Management Team and as such is responsible for leading and supporting diverse CO initiatives. S/he is responsible for (along with the Country Director) maintaining good working relationships with host government officials, donors and other partners. S/he may be required to become Acting CD when the CD is out of the country. Responsibilities and Tasks: Staff Management: Oversee the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of country office programs and projects and ensure that they are in line with CO strategies and with the CI Programming Principles; Program Management; Program Strategy; Fundraising/ Business Development; External Relations and Partnerships; Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS (Know-How): Bachelor's Degree in related field. 5 years in senior program management position in the development field. Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning. Demonstrated leadership and management skills in a very complex international settings. Extensive conceptual skills including development of program strategy. Demonstrated experience in program design (including proposal development), implementation and evaluation. Experience in emergency related activities. Experience with the management of a diverse workforce. Fluent English both written and spoken. Proven experience of mentoring, training and delegating. Analytical skills as they relate to business processes. Excellent interpersonal and team building skills. Accomplished facilitator and presenter. Excellent negotiation skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=6A1C8A50B530B42 C4C0C42F4D73F000C.NA10_primary_jvm?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2278. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** *INTERNATIONAL PROPOSAL RECRUITER WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking an International Proposal Recruiter. Department Overview: Pact envisions a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Pact Human Resources Department supports this mission by creating a work environment that celebrates diversity, fosters professional growth and development, ensures competitive compensation and benefits, and provides exceptional service to management and staff. The Department is dedicated to providing practical, consistent, and proactive support, direction and advice to management and employees in the area of HR procedure, policy, best practice, employment rewards, benefits, and legislation to facilitate achieving the objectives and targets of our organization. Our services include full life cycle recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, total rewards management, training and development and employee engagement. The International Proposal Recruiter manages the recruitment process for Pact's responses to proposals. This position will partner with Pact's New Business Development and core proposal team in designing and implementing global sourcing and recruiting campaigns to attract and acquire diverse country nationals, expatriates, third country nationals and short-term technical assistance consultants for high level program positions. This position will serve as Pact's subject matter expert on proposal recruitment and build an exemplary network of skilled professionals both in and out of our sector. The International Proposal Recruiter will identify, evaluate and screen candidates who meet the required area of expertise and who will advance Pact's corporate mission and values. As part of Pact's recruitment team, the International Proposal Recruiter will report to the Recruitment Manager and work to build Pact's candidate pipeline, improve the efficiency of Pact's recruitment processes and systems and increase the presence and knowledge of Pact as a preferred employer. Key Responsibilities: Proactively source, evaluate, identify slates of candidates for USN, CCN and TCN positions associated with proposals and ensure that all donor and organizational staffing requirements are successfully completed for each funding opportunity within established deadlines; Collaborate with new business development, regional project stakeholders and technical experts to develop short and long-term strategic recruitment campaigns that meet proposal requirements; Participate in proposal-specific strategy sessions and apply knowledge gained to all aspects of the proposal recruitment efforts and review solicitations and technical proposals for staffing needs, structure and donor requirements; Work with hiring managers to develop job descriptions in accordance with the staffing plan; Generate effective and appropriate advertising campaign for positions, posting in newspapers, list-serves, on-line, trade publications, networks, etc. including internationally focused sources. Recommend creative and alternative advertising venues and strategies. Track and report on the effectiveness of strategy. Maintain candidate files within the internal recruiting database; Represent Pact at career fairs, professional conferences and other specific industry networking events; Establish a strong rapport with hiring managers at headquarters and international field offices to understand their strategic staffing needs, priorities, constraints and fill vacancies in a timely manner; Review online applications, evaluate qualifications of both internal and external candidates, conduct prescreen interviews to analyze candidate experience, fit, availability, interest level, salary requirements, and coordinate pre-employment tests as needed; Develop a short list and present qualified candidates to hiring managers in a timely manner; Guide hiring manager in identifying a balanced interview panel, designing an efficient and professional interview process, and preparing interviewers; Manage communications between applicants, hiring managers and others keeping all parties apprised of the status of each search; Synthesize interview feedback, share results with hiring manager, and assist hiring manager with final decisions. Provide candidates feedback on interview results as appropriate; Work with the hiring and HR Manager to determine titles and salaries, ensuring compliance with budget; Conduct reference checks, background checks, negotiating offers with selected candidates, preparing offer letters/ employment agreements for signature, and working with HR to ensure submission/ upload of all documentation required. Ensure that finalist is accurately informed of allowance and benefit package; Obtain required proposal documentation from candidates such as verification, Biographical data form, references, letters of commitment; and appropriate versions of CVs ensuring that all documentation complies with donor specifications, is complete and accurate; Serve as point of contact for key personnel after proposal submission and until a funding decision has been determined by the donor; At time of award, transition the hiring process functions to the appropriate HR manager to ensure a successful onboarding process; Proactively build Pact's talent pipeline and network of potential candidates by identifying, screening, interviewing and assessing candidates for future business development goals; Team with all recruiters to increase presence and knowledge of Pact as a preferred employer, discuss networking, sourcing and recruitment activities and strategies; Partner with HR team to identify creative alternatives and improve HR systems; Assist with domestic recruiting efforts as needed and other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree; plus a minimum of six years progressively responsible recruitment experience, three of which must include international proposal recruitment. Experience recruiting for USAID projects/ proposals, especially in Africa and Asia. In-depth knowledge of USAID and USG regulations for grants, contracts and other funding modalities. Excellent network of contacts globally that can be leveraged for recruiting efforts; ability to build and maintain solid relationships for recruitment purposes. Experience providing recruitment support for positions that are generated through the development of new proposals and concept notes that are funded by USG, multilateral and other bilateral donors. Proven track record of recruiting international talent to be based in developing nations strongly preferred. Exceptional history of recruiting and hiring high-quality individuals utilizing a full life cycle recruiting process including: developing recruitment strategies, creatively sourcing candidates, pre-screening, interviewing and assessing candidates and negotiating and finalizing job offers. Strong phone interviewing skills, networking, interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation/ attitude and demonstrated ability to communicate and develop effective business relationships with staff at all levels in the organization. Strong written, presentation/ verbal, analytic , problem solving, decision making and negotiation skills; Ability to create a unique sourcing strategy that utilizes the many resources available to recruiters, and a proven methodology for attracting hard to source candidates; Hands-on experience with applicant tracking system and the ability to grasp new technologies; Ability to travel internationally when needed (up to 20% annually). Demonstrated sensitivity and discretion when handling confidential information. Demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced, high volume environment. Ability to consistently demonstrate professional, positive, calm, flexible, approachable attitude/ demeanor. Cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge of and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and databases including applicant tracking systems. Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency in French preferred. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0095. 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 TALENT ACQUISITION MANAGER WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Global Talent Acquisition Manager. Pact envisions a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Pact Human Resources Department supports this mission by creating a work environment that celebrates diversity, fosters professional growth and development, ensures competitive compensation and benefits, and provides exceptional service to management and staff. The Department is dedicated to providing practical, consistent, and proactive support, direction and advice to management and employees in the area of HR procedure, policy, best practice, employment rewards, benefits, and legislation to facilitate achieving the objectives and targets of our organization. Our services include full life cycle recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, total rewards management, training and development and employee engagement. The Global Talent Acquisition Manager leads the Talent Acquisition Team and is responsible for the oversight and management of Pact's recruitment efforts to find the best and the brightest. The aim of the team is to attract, develop, retain and support Pact's global talent. Reporting to the VP of Global Human Resources, the Global Talent Acquisition Manager will ensure that Pact has state of the art talent acquisition policies, processes and programs and partner with colleagues to successfully implement in all Pact offices. He/she will ensure that the talent acquisitions efforts work toward Pact's strategic goals and organizational values. The Global Talent Acquisitions Manager will implement global sourcing and recruiting campaigns including designing and implementing effective strategies, building collaborative internal relationships and effective external networks. Working to attract and acquire high quality talent that makes Pact a recognized leader in the field, he/she will use creative and innovative approaches to build Pact's candidate pipeline, improve the efficiency of Pact's recruitment processes and systems and increase the presence and knowledge of Pact as a preferred employer. Key Responsibilities: Organize, plan and manage the entire life cycle of recruitment from sourcing candidates to on boarding utilizing the budgeted resources to deliver consistent and timely results; Develop and implement a global recruitment and talent strategy to support organizational mission, vision and goals; Drive improvements to global recruitment policies and processes to ensure streamlined, effective, and high quality services are delivered, and provide regular recruitment metrics and report on progress; Partner with VP of Global Human Resources to provide leadership with thoughtful, meaningful and creative metrics and the interpretation and application of the results; Oversee the application and use of a candidate database (UltiPro) of qualified professionals providing rapidly to talent management needs; Participate in proposal-specific and non-proposal talent strategy sessions and apply knowledge gained to all aspects of the recruitment efforts; Engage in workforce planning and forecasting organization-wide; collaborate with Business development and hiring managers to identify priority countries and programs and source talent in advance of open positions. Provide general recruitment and talent acquisition support, including defining job requirements and responsibilities, writing job ads and descriptions, posting open positions, conducting phone/ Skype interviews, screening resumes, coordination of interviews, background checking, researching new acquisition sources, and addressing general employment inquiries; Identify targeted advertising opportunities, design all recruitment forms and recruitment materials; Create and foster strong relationships with colleagues and partner with hiring managers to identify requirements and business needs. Provide coaching on sourcing and interview strategy; Conduct presentations and recruitment trainings to build leader skill and awareness of legal restrictions in talent acquisition techniques; Develop strategies and programs to attract talent and increase presence and knowledge of pact as a preferred employer; Ensure recruiters and hiring managers have a clear mutual understanding of staffing policies, practices, processes and priorities; Supervise Pact's recruitment team working by example to set high standards and outstanding leadership guidance offering on-going feedback and opportunities for development; Collaborate and liaise with Human Resources team on a variety of operational and strategic initiatives including; new hire processing of documentation, Affirmative Action Planning, Compensation and Job design and others as needed. Ensure compliance with OFCCP and USAID requirements for recruitment, proposals and project hires. Prepare and/or review offer letter/ employment agreements for signature. Proactively build Pact's talent pipeline and network of potential candidates by identifying, screening interviewing and assessing candidates for future business development goals and by creating a presence at career fairs, on-line and other virtual locations; undertakes all other duties and projects as may be assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree; plus a minimum of ten (10) years recruitment experience with a proven record of progression, two of which must include international development proposal recruitment. Three (3) or more years of progressive supervisory experience working in high volume recruiting environment. Familiarity working with OFCCP guidelines and implementing appropriate processes. Experience with USAID and international development industry (for-profit or non-profit). Experience coordinating and attending career fairs and other professional networking events. Strong interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation/ attitude. Strong written, presentation/ verbal, and negotiation skills. Experience using both internet recruitment sources and Applicant Tracking Systems. Ability to travel internationally when needed (up to 20% annually). Demonstrated sensitivity and discretion when handling confidential information. Demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced, high volume environment. Demonstrated ability to be professional, calm, flexible, resilient, solution oriented, and creative. Cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge of and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds. Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency in French. Experience with UltiPro. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0097. 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 GOMBE, NIGERIA
Pact is seeking a Project Director in Gombe. The Project Director will work in coordination with Pact staff to establish working relationships with state MOH, state Ministry of Local Government as well as Primary Health care development agencies, select LGAs and local health organizations. The Project Director will ensure that project activities proceed in a timely and successful manner and will ensure good financial management and compliance of all aspects of the project. The Project Director will also monitor security, carry out regular risk analyses and mitigate identified risks. The Project Director will work closely with the Country Director and other senior-level program staff to carry out duties and responsibilities. The job holder will ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact Nigeria resources. Minimum QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Public Health, Development Studies, International Development or other closely related field. 10 or more years of work experience with NGOs in all or most of the fields of MNCH, system strengthening and livelihoods. Experience should include development of strategies, guidelines and approaches; market assessments, conducting surveys; facilitating training, field program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Extensive knowledge of and management experience in livelihood programming (design, development, implementation, evaluation). Prior experience in Nigeria preferred. Fluency in English required, and a local Nigerian language preferred. Knowledge of all aspects of community-based programming with a special focus on livelihood in Nigeria. Proven skills in building organizational capacity and grants management. TO APPLY: This position is open to local Nigerian hires only. Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume/CV and cover letter on their suitability to: pactnghr@pactworld.org. All CV's/resume/applications MUST be in either word format or PDF. Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for on the SUBJECT of the mail. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Requisition Number: 14-0081.
****************************** *EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CEO WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking an Executive Assistant to the CEO. The Office of the CEO develops and implements Pact's strategy and oversees all operational and financial matters of the organization. The team consists of a small group of professionals dedicated to supporting Pact's CEO with decision making, day-to-day management of the organization, and execution of strategic priorities and initiatives. The Office of the CEO interacts with staff from a wide cross-section of the organization and leads many of the most high-profile projects the organization embarks upon. This office also supports the CEO with Board of Director engagement and communication as well as oversight of Pact's subsidiaries. Position Purpose: The Executive Assistant to the President and CEO is the first point of contact and as such plays a significant role in presenting the President and CEO's image to internal and external stakeholders. The Executive Assistant to the President and CEO has primary responsibility for providing a wide range of complex and confidential administrative support to the CEO and the office of the President and CEO. This position coordinates various activities and ensures that the department's day-to-day operation is efficient and effective. In addition, this position must provide excellent customer service, demonstrate initiative, take ownership of responsibilities, and complete projects with positive results. The Executive Assistant to the CEO will handle a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision. The Executive Assistant to the CEO must be exceedingly well organized, flexible and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting a busy executive, his complicated travel schedule, board meetings and interacting with other senior leaders. Key Responsibilities: Exhibits a total commitment to maintaining high quality service standards and demonstrates service excellence skills in dealing proactively with staff, board, partners, visitors, and all Pact contacts. Administration: Anticipate needs of the CEO and act as gatekeeper, understanding organizational, staff, board and donor priorities. Competently and professionally handle information that is sensitive, complex and confidential in nature. Coordinate and manage executive's complex schedule, exercising judgment, professionalism and tact. Arrange programs, events and conferences by identifying and selecting facilities and caterer, issuing information or invitations, coordinating travel, coordinating speakers, and controlling event budget. Schedule and coordinate extensive domestic and international travel, speaking engagements, conference calls and department, team and 1:1 meetings. Prioritize and manage information coming into and going out of the Executives' offices - circulate information appropriately, document and share with appropriate staff, external individuals and organizations. Compose and edit correspondence as authorized on behalf of the CEO, coordinate follow-up and outreach to key individuals and organizations. Prepare, review, track and process all expense reports and reimbursements on behalf of the office of the President and CEO. During absences, monitor all communications (email/ mail/ phone), forward to the appropriate staff person for action. Perform research on various issues, policies, donors, potential board concerns and organizations as required. Manage corporate credit card and handle all procurement for the office of the President and CEO. Answer route telephone calls, transmitting decisions and instructions and answering inquiries to aid executive in the resolution of routine matters. Receive and assist visitors, recommending other contacts for them, as appropriate. Remain knowledgeable of corporate policies, systems, organizational history, goals, philosophies and mission. Take minutes, compose and prepare confidential correspondence, reports and other complex documents. Ensure executive bios are updated and respond to requests for materials on executives. Board Liaison: Support all board activities including board committee meetings: preparation of materials/ board books, managing proceedings, minute taking, travel arrangements, lodging, meal planning, record keeping and follow-up. Plan and facilitate board member travel to headquarters and partner with field offices in handling all international travel logistics for international board meeting. Develop board and committee agendas, notices, minutes and resolutions for corporate meetings, with review by CEO and executive leadership team. Establish and maintain confidential executive filing systems, including board and board committee files and corporate governance policies; which permit timely and accurate reference to business matters. Develop, maintain and serve as the main point of contact for the board portal and maintain/ update all information, post all board material and relevant documents. Obtain and track information, photos and bios for all new board members. Design, prepare and conduct board orientation for new members - organizing staff participation. Oversee special events, assist with planning staff meetings and office celebrations. Perform other duties and special projects as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree and at least six (6) years of relevant experience (or equivalent) with 3 years supporting an executive. Minimum of two years supporting a board of directors. Proven track record in managing confidential information with discretion. Demonstrated strong analytical skills with ability to quickly interpret and organize data and information. Experience in project management with proven ability to multi-task and manage around changing priorities. Proven experience working effectively with employees at all levels. Preferred Qualifications: Strong communications skills, including the ability to make a presentation. Ability to problem-solve difficult issues. Good negotiating and conflict resolution skills. Strong understanding of budgets. Good experience in one of Pact's technical areas or a support function. Working knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations. Competence using common desktop applications and internal systems. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0103. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *PROGRAM MANAGER - PEACE UNDER CONSTRUCTION JONGLEI, SOUTH SUDAN
CARE is seeking a Program Manager, Peace Under Construction in Jonglei. Expected Travel: Greater than 50%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. The successful candidate will provide overall vision, leadership, and guidance of the project internally, with project staff, and externally with, host governments, Netherlands Government in role of donor, and stakeholders. The PM shall have principal responsibility for overall project management and technical operations to ensure that project tasks are completed and that project objectives are successfully met. S/he will lead the team and serve as the primary point of contact with the donor in South Sudan regarding implementation of activities and management matters relating to the agreement. S/he will have overall responsibility for assuring that all assistance provided under the agreement, whether by international or local experts/ personnel, is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed; and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all experts/ personnel. S/he will be the primary point of contact for information on the progress and current status of all activities under the agreement and will establish appropriate mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported. Finally, s/he will manage the preparation and presentation of all proposed implementation plans and reports. The PM will lead planning and implementation of project overseeing all aspects (programmatic, financial, administrative, personnel). Ensure that all project interventions are of a high quality and lead to measurable impact. This includes, but is not limited to, overseeing the annual work plans preparation, identifying external technical support needs, ensuring that appropriate management practices are being used in project implementation and the Monitoring and Evaluation systems are being used to provide timely management information. Ensure that all project resources are being used efficiently, effectively and transparently towards meeting project objectives. Organize project implementation meetings with project staff to follow-up on project progress, recommend as required corrective measures to address problem areas. The position is based in Panyagor, Jonglei State, South Sudan and requires regular visits to the 2 project states (Jonglei and Upper Nile) where implementation will occur. The incumbent will report to the Jonglei state coordinator. Responsibilities and Tasks: Program Management; Supervise and build capacity of project staff; Liaise with CARE Nederland and other CI members and local government, and stakeholders; Program Development, Advocacy and Research; Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree in International development. At least 5 years of experience working in community development in humanitarian setting. Ability to meet multiple deadlines under pressure. Minimum 2 years in senior management position. Proven capacity to effectively manage and mentor staff with various levels of skills and experience. Ability to collaborate with people and organizations of diverse background. Excellent verbal and written English communication skills. Experience monitoring and reporting on peace building/ conflict reduction grant activities. Experience in designing, managing and implementing emergency programs. Demonstrated skills in leadership and management in a complex international setting. Solid experience in staff supervision and development. Familiar with humanitarian issues in conflict settings. Experience of project management through remote management. Experience and demonstrated understanding of quantitative and qualitative M&E and analysis methods. Demonstrated financial management experience. Good project management skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 400. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** *TECHNICAL ADVISOR BOTSWANA
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking an experienced Technical Advisor, with a water and energy focus, for an anticipated US-Donor funded Program in Botswana. The implementation period of the Program will be for 18 months. The Advisors will perform their duties in Gaborone, Botswana over a period of 18 months, and will: Assist with preparing and reviewing tender documents and evaluation criteria, including life- cycle cost analyses, for specific, high priority projects, including a water expansion project. REQUIRES: Technical Experience: Offeror's proposed Advisors' experience in acquisition planning for large energy and water infrastructure projects and in utilizing value-based procurement models to structure procurements for such projects. Offeror's proposed Advisors' familiarity with: International best practices in procurement; Value- based procurement models; Water and energy infrastructure tender documentation; and Public procurement systems in emerging economies. Advisor must have demonstrated expertise in evaluating complex infrastructure projects and experience in direct management of infrastructure projects. REQUIRES: Demonstrated expertise in evaluating complex infrastructure projects utilizing total cost of ownership and life- cycle cost analysis. Ten (10) or more years of professional work experience, with the majority focused on procurement or procurement related work in the water and/or energy sectors. A bachelors level degree or equivalent in the fields of engineering, business, law or other related fields. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Fluency in English; and Advanced degree in engineering or other technical field and advanced procurement training highly desirable. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along "14-75A Technical Advisor - Botswana", 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, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA and local labor law as applicable. 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.
****************************** *PROJECT DIRECTOR BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI
World Learning, a global non-profit organization, (www.worldlearning.org) is seeking a Project Director for a project entitled, "Enhancing English Language Skills and Training/ Setting up of English Language Centers" funded by Trade Mark East Africa and Burundi's Ministry to the Office of the President Responsible for East African Community Affairs. This position will be based in Bujumbura, Burundi. Expected duration: 2 years. Burundians and East Africans are encouraged to apply. Recruitment contingent upon successful award of the project. The Project Director will be responsible for the overall leadership, management and general technical direction of the program, ensuring an integrated vision among different program partners and activities, and a focus on achieving deliverables defined by the project. The position requires excellent communication and coordination skills, broad general and technical knowledge, and skills to ensure coherence and consistency throughout the program. The Project Director will be required to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments, act as the key liaison between the project funder, implementing partners and the Technical Advisory Group (TAG), and World Learning Head Quarters. REQUIRES: Master's degree in English, international relations, human resources, social sciences, non-profit management, or other relevant field. Minimum of seven years of experience in management/ leadership positions related to international education, training management or a related area required. Additional years of experience desired. Proven ability to negotiate with and represent employer to donor organizations, high level government officials, and other stakeholders. Excellent leadership and team building/ team capacity strengthening skills. Strong experience in managing international development programs for results. Strong organizational skills; exceptionally responsive and detail-oriented. Ability to work independently without close supervision, to manage multiple tasks/ projects simultaneously, and to work with personnel of varying backgrounds. Evidence of interpersonal skills and sensitivity. Excellent oral and written communication skills in the English language. Flexibility, ability to work successfully in an environment of continual change. Fluency or near-fluency in French. Desired Qualifications: Experience managing projects in multiple cities across Burundi. Experience living and working in East Africa. TO APPLY: Please visit our website www.worldlearning.org and click on the employment tab to submit your application. If you do not see the job you are interested in, please "search all." Please note, a resume and cover letter (in English) are required when applying to this position. Please reference the position title Project Director, Burundi in the subject line. The applicant must state in his/her cover letter how his/her strengths and skills, including education, prior work experience, inter-personal skills, technical skills, knowledge of the area of work, their capabilities to effectively launch and implement the program make him/her the best candidate. Qualified persons must apply ASAP as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. If you cannot find the posting on World Learning's website, this means that a qualified candidate has been identified. While World Learning would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest and responses, only applicants who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted. No phone calls please. Thank you.
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY, CAFEC KINSHASA, DRC
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Chief of Party (CoP) to plan, coordinate and oversee program activities related to the contract between WWF and USAID's Central Africa Forest Ecosystems Conservation (CAFEC) of the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), Phase III, to support the goal of CAFEC which is to maintain the ecological integrity of the humid forest ecosystems of the Congo Basin through sustainable management of forests and reduction of threats to biodiversity, mainly in four Landscapes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). REQUIRES: At least a master's-level degree in forestry, conservation biology, natural resource management, international development or related field of study. At least 8 years of field experience managing large, complex conservation and/or natural resource management projects is required. Please apply on our website http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/careers/index.html. Vacancy no: 15012
****************************** *PROCUREMENT ADVISOR BOTSWANA
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking an experienced Procurement Advisor for an anticipated US-Donor funded Program in Botswana. The implementation period of the Program will be for 18 months. The Advisor will perform their duties in Gaborone, Botswana over a period of 18 months and will: Provide overall strategic and policy direction for the beneficiary. Duties will include: Assessing existing procurement practices; Assisting in the establishment of quality and cost-assessment procurement guidelines; Supporting acquisition planning and market research; and Developing specifications and value-based evaluation criteria, including life-cycle cost analysis, and strengthening reporting structures between the Grantee and the procuring entity. QUALIFICATIONS: Technical Experience: Offeror's proposed Advisors' experience in acquisition planning for large energy and water infrastructure projects and in utilizing value-based procurement models to structure procurements for such projects. Offeror's proposed Advisors' familiarity with: International best practices in procurement; Value- based procurement models; Water and energy infrastructure tender documentation; and Public procurement systems in emerging economies. Advisor must have demonstrated expertise in evaluating complex infrastructure projects and experience in direct management of infrastructure projects. Should also have: Demonstrated experience in conducting procurement assessments and in recommending procurement policies and organizational structures with reporting requirements to maintain transparency. Ten (10) or more years of professional work experience, with the majority focused on procurement or procurement related work in the water and/or energy sectors; A bachelors level degree or equivalent in the fields of engineering, business, law or other related fields; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Fluency in English; and Advanced degree in engineering or other technical field and advanced procurement training highly desirable. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with "14-75 Procurement Advisor - Botswana", 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, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA and local labor law as applicable. 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.
****************************** *PART-TIME RESEARCHERS, USAID/E3 ANALYTICS AND EVALUATION PROJECT ARLINGTON, VA
MSI seeks researchers with at least two years of experience to provide periodic support to MSI's evaluation and research teams. While the specific tasks will vary, the researchers will generally be responsible for collecting, collating and analyzing documentation and data pertaining to USAID projects in the areas of economic growth, health, education and environment and conservation. These will be part-time assignments, mostly based in our Arlington, Virginia offices, and are generally expected to last for up to three months at a time. Opportunities will arise throughout the duration of the five-year project. Please note: Only those with U.S. work authorization are eligible for this position. Illustrative Responsibilities: Undertake desktop studies to systematically review and analyze USAID programs. Collect data from public websites and databases and review literature on selected issues. Compile collected data into succinct summaries. Draft individual reports to be compiled into final desk study report. Coordinate with country experts to identify gaps in data. Perform other research-oriented tasks, as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred, in a relevant social science field (e.g., political science, sociology, anthropology, etc.). Two years of professional experience required. Previous experience conducting research and/or undertaking qualitative data analysis preferred. Knowledge of USAID or other donors preferred. Proficiency in a foreign language beneficial. SPSS experience welcomed. Experience with content analysis of qualitative data (open-ended questions) and/or document searches for pre-specified type of information for pattern analysis welcomed. 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
****************************** *ELECTRONIC CASH TRANSFER OFFICER PORTLAND, OR
Mercy Corps has posted an opening for an Officer who will support learning and development of best practices by engaging experts to document and provide technical guidance around issues including data privacy and management, digital literacy and linking to financial inclusion. REQUIRES: BA/S in relevant field required; MA/MS/MBA or equivalent preferred. Extensive experience in humanitarian work, of which a significant amount should be in implementing/ managing cash transfer programs, including some work with e-transfers. Knowledge of the global cash transfer community and key coordinating bodies. Strong representation, networking, influencing and facilitation skills necessary. For more information and to apply please go online to www.mercycorps.org/jobs. Vacancy no: 219254-927
****************************** *ASSOCIATE I/II, AFGHANISTAN BETHESDA, MD
DAI has posted an opening for an Associate. This position in the Project Delivery Team (PDT), works with a field team to provide operational support for a project in Afghanistan, contributes to new business efforts, and work with other projects in Afghanistan and/or regionally if needed. REQUIRES: Strong administrative skills and attention to detail. BS/BA degree required, advance degree preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be able to travel to Afghanistan and possibly other regional travel on short-term assignments for DAI projects (minimum one assignment per year). Must be eligible to work in the United States. For more information and to apply please visit www.dai.com/washington/careers.php. Vacancy no: 1576
****************************** *SENIOR PORTFOLIO MANAGER, PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT ROME
The International Fund for Agricultural Development seeks a Senior Portfolio Manager, Programme Management Department (P-5) in Rome. The Senior Portfolio Manager (SPM) leads the self-evaluation and operational strategy group that assists and advises the Associate Vice President heading the PMD. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's) in finance, economics or development-related subjects with at least 10 years' experience in agriculture and rural development through country strategy development, project design, supervision or evaluation of projects and programmes. Sound knowledge and experience in programme and portfolio management. TO APPLY: Applicants should send an IFAD personal history form to vacancy@ifad.org. Closing date: 8/29/14. Vacancy no: 1305
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY, CAFEC KINSHASA, DRC
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Chief of Party (CoP) to plan, coordinate and oversee program activities related to the contract between WWF and USAID's Central Africa Forest Ecosystems Conservation (CAFEC) of the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), Phase III, to support the goal of CAFEC which is to maintain the ecological integrity of the humid forest ecosystems of the Congo Basin through sustainable management of forests and reduction of threats to biodiversity, mainly in four Landscapes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). REQUIRES: At least a master's-level degree in forestry, conservation biology, natural resource management, international development or related field of study. At least 8 years of field experience managing large, complex conservation and/or natural resource management projects is required. Please apply on our website http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/careers/index.html. Vacancy no: 15012
****************************** *SENIOR ECONOMIST (GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES) ROME
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted an opening for a Senior Economist, Global Perspectives (P-5) in Rome. Duties: Leadership and conceptual thinking for the development and implementation of comprehensive technical, statistical and/or analytical frameworks to support the programme of work and related products, projects and services in accordance with the FAO Strategic Framework. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in economics, agricultural economics or a related field. Ten years of relevant experience in economic and quantitative analysis of food and agricultural issues (indicatively: hunger and poverty, natural resource economics, agricultural trade and trade policies, economic projections and forecasting). Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two, or Russian, Arabic or Chinese. TO APPLY: visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete the on-line application. Closing date: 9/15/14. Vacancy no: IRC2593
****************************** 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.
*PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER NAIROBI
A Programme Management Officer (P-4) is sought in Nairobi. Duties: Liaise with partners to identify project concepts, discuss and clear such concepts with the Senior Programme Officer and present them to the Project Approval Group (PAG); Work with the Fund Management Officer to internalize the Project Preparation Grant upon approval; Verify that the project proposals meet GEF quality-at-entry standards. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in environmental/ natural sciences or related area with specialization in issues related to the protection and management of International Waters and Biodiversity/ Land Degradation. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible project/ programme management experience in International Waters, Biodiversity/ Land Degradation or related field, of which some should be at the international level. Closing date: 9/30/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNEP-36378-R- NAIROBI (E)
*SENIOR JOINT OPERATIONS OFFICER GENEVA
A Senior Joint Operations Officer (P-5) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Supervise key staff and consultants engaged in the country programmes, on technical operational, financial and security related matters. Supervise the development of additional programme concepts, based on country needs and in alignment with the UNEP Medium Term Strategy and Disaster and Conflict Programme framework. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in environmental or earth sciences, or other comparative university degree. A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the development and/or environmental field with a focus on project programme management and implementation. At least 5 years of experience in developing countries. Closing date: 9/27/14. Vacancy no: 14-POL-UNEP-35741-R-GENEVA (X)
*PROGRAMME OFFICER VIENNA
A Programme Officer (P-3) is sought in Vienna. Duties: Develop, implement and evaluate assigned programmes/ projects; monitor and analyze the project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; ensure follow-up actions. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in social sciences, sociology and/or psychology, public health or related area, preferably in the field of drug prevention, is required. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible work experience in project or programme development, management, administration or related area is required. Particular focus in the field of drug demand reduction, especially in drug prevention is highly desirable. Closing date: 9/27/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNODC-36522-R-VIENNA (R)
*CHIEF OF SECTION (RELIEFWEB COORDINATOR) NEW YORK
A Chief of Section, ReliefWeb Coordinator (P-5) is sought in New York. Duties: Provides strategic direction to ensure that the ReliefWeb service evolves into a leading platform for the aid community and supports humanitarian action and decision-making globally. Provides guidance to the Chief of Branch on strategy development and management of the implementation of overall strategies and intra and inter-divisional/ departmental policies and procedures. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics, international relations, social sciences, information management or a related field. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration, product or information management or related area. Experience working with web-based information services within a humanitarian or related context is required. Experience in team management is desirable. Closing date: 9/26/14. Vacancy no: 14- IMA-OCHA-36418-R-NEW YORK (X)
****************************** *DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INDEPENDENT EVALUATION OFFICE NEW YORK
The United Nations Development Programme seeks a Deputy Director who reports to the Director of IEO and holds key oversight, managerial, and supervisory responsibilities over all professional and operational staff. REQUIRES: Advanced (Masters) University Degree in Social Sciences, Economics, Business or Public Administration. PhD in a relevant area is desirable. A minimum of 15 years' experience in progressively responsible and relevant professional experience in development with substantial experience in conducting and managing evaluations at an international level; Experience in managing multi-disciplinary multi-cultural teams in evaluation; Understanding of UNDP and UN system operations both at the corporate and the country level. Please apply online at http://jobs.undp.org/. Closing date: 8/31/14.
****************************** 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
*ECONOMISTS - ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT PARIS
The Economics Department is continuing its recruitment campaign for experienced economists to fill vacancies that occur from time to time. The positions may be located in the Policy Studies Branch, which focuses on projects of a cross-country nature, or on a member country desk or non-member economy desk of the Country Studies Branch of the Department. The functions consist of conducting economic analyses of, and drafting documents about, policy issues arising in fields covered by the Economics Department under the supervision of a Head of Division and/or a Senior Economist within the Department. In the process, Economists are expected to interact with a broad array of stakeholders, including governments, non-governmental organizations, other international organizations, and academics as well as other OECD Directorates. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in economics. At least three years' experience in applied economic research and policy analysis, preferably in areas where international experience and comparisons have been drawn on. Very good knowledge of micro and macro-economic theory. A good knowledge of the general techniques of econometrics and statistics and a familiarity with economic models. Knowledge of the economies of one or more member countries. Knowledge of the economies of one or more non-member economies would be an advantage. Closing date: 9/11/14. Job Number: 09383.
*POLICY ANALYST, INVESTMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT PARIS
There is an opening for a Policy Analyst to support and further expand the work programme of the OECD Investment Committee on Investment for Development and Infrastructure Investment. The selected candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Managers in charge of Investment for Development and Infrastructure Investment within the Investment Division of the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs. The candidate will contribute to the development of the infrastructure investment work of the Investment Division, including forthcoming projects on long-term investment in infrastructure. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in economics or law, preferably with courses relevant to infrastructure investment (cost-benefit analysis, energy policy, etc.). At least three years' experience in the field of infrastructure investment policy and PPP development, preferably in an international organization or in a national administration. Experience in dealing with governmental institutions and different stakeholders (business organizations, trade unions, NGOs) at high level, especially in Africa and Asia. Experience with managing projects (including implementation but also preparation, advocacy, budgeting and reporting), and with leading teams in multi-cultural contexts. Closing date: 8/31/14. Job Number: 09386.
****************************** *VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE EDUCATION SPECIALIST MONROVIA, LIBERIA
The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center is seeking a Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist in Monrovia. The USAID Mission in Liberia is implementing the Food and Enterprise (FED) project. Component Three of the FED project focuses on workforce development and building the technical and managerial capabilities of Liberians to engage in agriculture and related business. These activities complement FED's other components by increasing the number of Liberians with the right skills and training. Generally, the main challenge with Vocational Educational schools in developing countries is to make their teaching relevant to the current needs of the local job market. There are a lot of things that constrain their ability to do this - including poor education levels of Voc Ed students, outdated and overly theoretical curricula, lack of incentives to connect students to the job market, and lack of connections between the Voc Ed staff and current industry needs. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will assist in making curricula dynamic and practical to the current needs of the job market and design programs and incentives to link students and their teachers to growth areas of the Liberian work force and the economy. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will provide expertise in a number of areas: to help the Government of Liberia [GOL] and the Liberian staff upgrade four institutions: the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) in Kakata and the community colleges in Grand Bassa, Nimba, and Lofa Counties. These activities will include new approaches to training, including in-service courses, internships, work-study, and use of ITC, etc. Development of appropriate modern curriculum and innovative training methods to provide the skills for new entrants into commercial agribusiness will be a key outcome. It is important that all curricula developed by the project be gender sensitive and socially inclusive to appropriately transfer relevant knowledge to a variety of audiences. To support these efforts, the Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will work with the Enterprise Development Specialist, the Capacity Building Advisor, the Vocational Agriculture Specialist, the Social Inclusion Specialist, and the Women's Enterprise Specialist to adapt and develop gender sensitive curricula for use in the other components, with a range of public and private partners (such as extension workers, food inspectors, marketing managers, and seed processors) as well as female producers and groups. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center is a sub-contractor to Development Alternatives, Inc. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will serve as a Long-Term Technical Assistance employee of the LSU AgCenter under the supervision of the FED Chief of Party or his/her delegate. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will embrace a gender-sensitive and socially inclusive capacity building approach to all interventions in the three community colleges and BWI and support the other components to establish a network of suitable training partners in the FED counties. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will undertake a number of innovative non-traditional approaches to gender sensitive and socially inclusive knowledge transfer and workforce development. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will ensure that interventions that are implemented to improve the performance of vocational education schools are sustainable by continually obtaining Liberian input from the various organizations engaged in training. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will work to sustainably build Liberian capacity to provide the right kind of training, in the right place and time and tailored to Liberia. FED's interventions will enhance the capacity of the vocational colleges to become Centers of Excellence [COEs] in vocational education and outreach. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will be responsible for devising programs to attract more women into these institutions. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will work with the Ministries of Youth and Sport and Education to build upon the accomplishments of the USAID's other education programs, SIDA's vocational education program, and the World Bank's Fast Track Initiative Grant for the Basic Education Project to expand adult education opportunities particularly to women and to youth. The following are key areas in which the Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will focus: a) Provide leadership, guidance and oversight in the implementation of FED Component 3 activities that are part of the workplan such as the National Degree of Agriculture curriculum roll out; implementation of the science lab establishment and procedures for use and sustainability; the development of the business plans, farm management plans, and marketing plans for the FED supported enterprises at the CoEs; and efforts to provide training and improve the CoEs financial systems with a goal of ensuring transparency and the commitment of funds towards the sustainable operation and up-keep of the facilities and equipment. b) Work with FED's Component 1 staff to define the real labor and skill needs of the agricultural sector, in general, and FED's value chains in particular; and to define the necessary career skills for the vocational graduates, as well as clarify the roles of the various GoL institutions and private sector players. c) Take the lead in the continued development of four existing vocational centers into Centers of Excellence for vocational agricultural education through curricula and instructional capacity improvement, facilities establishment/ upgrading, community outreach expansion and institutional systems strengthening. d) Ensure that the curricular, facilities and instructional capacity improvement activities align with the upgrading strategies for FED's priority value chains in FED's counties of operation, including establishment of demonstration farms showcasing the improved technologies that FED is promoting. e) Plan and work closely with the GOL ministries and other organizations engaged in this sector to develop local technical and managerial human resources, which include supporting the trainings provided by the other Components. f) Coordinate and work with other complementary USAID and other donor-funded projects. g) Take the lead in customizing interventions for each institution's specific situation and needs and ensure that such assistance will be guided by the demand for skills, thus ensuring alignment of skill enhancement with specific labor market needs and commercial opportunities. h) Ensure that curricula revisions are transformational and promote the entrance of men and women in nontraditional roles. i) Work with vocational training center staff, students, returning Liberian expatriates and the existing postgraduate organizations to link students to previous graduates for career opportunities. j) Work with Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Gender and Development and other ministries and FED to consider nontraditional ways to train and deploy female extension agents into service quickly. This may include developing a cadre of female agents who may not be highly trained in all aspects of agriculture, but who could transfer discrete pieces of very important knowledge to women. k) Perform other tasks as needed and requested by the Chief of Party. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The minimum required qualifications for this position are as follows: a) An MS or a combination of education and experience in agricultural vocational education, rural development or related field; b) Ten years' experience in agricultural education in combination with agricultural development program management. c) Excellent personnel management, interpersonal, networking and team building skills. d) Effective writing and organizational skills to prepare reports, complete analyses and make presentations. e) Excellent written and spoken English; and f) Computer/ software skills, including the use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. An applicant having these preferred qualifications will receive additional consideration: a) Knowledge of African agricultural development and familiarity with Sub-Saharan African countries particularly in agriculture, vocational education and workforce development; b) Previous position in the field of vocational education or workforce development; c) Knowledge of Liberia's agriculture and workforce development in recent years; d) Successful experience in actual enterprise management or private sector experience; e) Experience working with ICT experts or in non-traditional education; f) A minimum of 5 years of experience working on a USAID-funded field project; and g) Knowledge of training approaches and curriculums for use in low literate environments. SALARY AND BENEFITS: The successful candidate will be an employee of the LSU AgCenter's International Programs office. Employment is anticipated to begin on or about October 1, 2014. The successful candidate MUST be able to be mobilized in October 2014. The position will be based in Monrovia, Liberia. Applicable USG mandated allowances for an expatriate professional approved under the DAI contract and approved by the LSU AgCenter will be provided. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment. APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 22, 2014 or until suitable candidate is located. DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of interview process. TO APPLY: Must apply online at https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/ by attaching cover letter, resume, three references, a writing sample of up to three pages on a topic of the applicant's choice, and salary requirements. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted. For more information, contact: Carl Motsenbocker, International Programs, LSU AgCenter, South Stadium Rd, Baton Rouge, La. 70803; email: cmotsenbocker@agcenter.lsu.edu
****************************** FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted openings for the following positions. TO APPLY: visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete the on-line application
*ECONOMIST ROME
An Economist (P-3) is sought in Rome. The incumbent, as a member of a multidisciplinary team, will be responsible for financial and economic aspects of agricultural and rural development investment operations. REQUIRES: University degree in economics, agricultural economics, natural resource economics, or a closely related field. Five years of relevant working experience in the practical application of economic analysis to development issues, including in the identification and preparation of investment operations in agricultural and rural development in developing countries and/or countries in transition. Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian. Closing date: 9/4/14. Vacancy no: 2591
*SENIOR FISHERY INDUSTRY OFFICER ROME
A Senior Fishery Industry Officer (P-5) is sought in Rome. The incumbent will provide technical oversight of the Department's work in vessel design, construction and operation, Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) operations, counter-piracy and advise on the development of policies and prepare the associated FIRO work programmes REQUIRES: University degree in naval architecture, marine engineering or a related field. Ten years of relevant experience working with intergovernmental organizations related to fishing vessel and fisheries development, with emphasis on vessel design, construction, operation and inspection in accordance with national and international standards. Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Russian, Arabic or Chinese. Closing date: 9/12/14. Vacancy no: 2519
****************************** *MARKETING BUSINESS ANALYST WASHINGTON, DC
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Marketing Business Analyst for a term of two years in our Washington, DC office. The Marketing Business Analyst prepares, evaluates and presents strategic and financial analyses for the organization. In some cases, takes a leadership role in these efforts, taking the project from conception through implementation. Uses statistical or data mining models to optimize marketing campaigns. Advises decision-makers regarding the best quantitatively supported strategies for improvement and expansion. Implements business intelligence strategies within the organization to enable more valuable strategic analysis and more efficient operations. Prepares and presents actual vs. budgeted performance reports for Chief Marketing Officer throughout the year and provides analysis and interpretation of results. Helps prepare the Marketing revenue budget. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Finance, or Business Administration required with a minimum of 4 years of experience performing data analysis or 2 years' experience with a Master`s degree. SAS experience (Enterprise Guide/ Enterprise Miner) is preferred. SQL or other programming experience is desired. Excellent analytical skills, demonstrating the ability to create valuable strategic and financial analyses. Strong communication skills with particular emphasis on the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and consultants. Please apply on our website http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/careers/index.html. Vacancy no: 15006
****************************** 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.
*SOCIAL AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
A Social Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: Monitoring overall and sectoral developments in the socio-economic field, including follow-up activities of the World Summit for Social Development and the 24th Special Session of the General Assembly and planning and coordinating, as required, substantive research in the above-mentioned area. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in social science, humanities or related area. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in socio economic development, particularly on issues related to poverty, employment and social integration, policy analysis or related areas, including at least two years at the international level. Experience in preparing research-based analytical reports is required. Closing date: 9/23/14. Vacancy no: 14-SOC-DESA-36132-R-NEW YORK (R)
*HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER (PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT) NEW YORK
A Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Programme Management (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: Serves as a senior policy officer; to advise the Director on overall direction on specific issues; and, more generally, reviews and provides advice on a diverse range of issues related to the work of the Division, including safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance and the linkages with other related areas. 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. Humanitarian field experience is desirable. Experience of working directly with and advising senior management is desirable. Closing date: 9/21/14. Vacancy no: 14-HRA-OCHA-36501-R-NEW YORK (X)
****************************** INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs.
*DEFINED TERM CONTRACTUAL (DTC) TO SUPPORT ORP/EUR ACTIVITIES SPAIN
The major activities of this consultancy service include support and participation in activities related to seeking potential partnership opportunities in Europe in the key sectors of the Bank's priority areas and multidisciplinary initiatives. REQUIRES: A Master's degree in any one of the following areas: International Development, Business Administration, Journalism or equivalent, with a three years of relevant professional experiences at the international level. Proficiency in Spanish and English. Knowledge of French and/or /Portuguese is desirable but not required. Knowledge and experience in the Bank's development agenda as well as projects and activities. Familiarity or experience in the Private Sector-Public Sector Partnerships is a plus but not necessary. Vacancy no: 1400004081
*MIF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTUAL RESEARCH FELLOW WASHINGTON, DC
The objective of this fellowship is to design and implement knowledge strategies and qualitative innovative knowledge products, as well as to provide advice on the implementation of the knowledge agendas. REQUIRES: The program is open to recent graduates (3 years or less) or current students in recognized universities or accredited institutions who are under 33 years of age by the 1st of January of the year when the contract will begin. (Or 38 years of age for the diversity groups defined in the Bank's Young Professionals Diversity Program). Languages: Excellent command of both, English and Spanish. Knowledge in one of the other two official languages (Portuguese and French) would be an asset. Able to concisely and accurately convey information, both written and verbal, tailored appropriately to audiences and to all levels of seniority. Strong written and verbal presentation skills. Uses good judgment, tact and discretion in his/her communications. Vacancy no: 1400004044
*MIF FINANCIAL INCLUSION DEFINED TERM CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The objective of this consultancy is to conduct technical and analytical activities in the Access to Finance Unit with the Financial Inclusion Topic team in project design, project supervision and knowledge generation. REQUIRES: Minimum of Master's Degree in Economics, Finance or related fields, with at least ten years of relevant/ professional work experience in development finance, project management, and research. Work experience in design and supervision of microfinance projects of three years is highly desirable, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean. Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish. Areas of Expertise: banking, microfinance and/or in consulting firms providing technical assistance to public and private financial organizations. Vacancy no: 1400004052
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