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International Development and Assistance

Issue Dated October 3, 2014


Copyright 2014. All rights reserved. This information or any parts thereof may not be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of the Publisher. Lisa L. Hystad, Publisher.

CHIEF OF PARTY, NIGER EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY STRENGTHENING PROJECT NIAMEY, NIGER
Plan Niger has been awarded a four-year grant of $7.6 million from USAID to implement the Niger Education and Community Strengthening (NECS) Project. The project is in its second year of implementation. Plan Niger is using these funds to contribute to an agreed upon strategic goal of increasing access to quality education and increasing student grade reading achievement. We are recruiting a Chief of Party to provide overall technical and managerial leadership, including technical oversight, financial management and administration of the NECS Project. Overseeing strategic relationships with government, national, and international stakeholders, including USAID and Plan's implementation partner, you will be responsible for ensuring that project goals and quality standards are met. This position will cover the final two years of project implementation, as well as project closeout, running from October 2014 through to September 2016. QUALIFICATIONS: You will be a development professional with knowledge and a clear understanding of education issues and systems, and the literacy environment within Niger or a similar social context. Having demonstrable experience in USAID project management and administration policies, procedures and reporting requirements, you will be adept at meeting rigorous timelines and tracking project results. A clear leader, you will be able to demonstrate the necessary skills to effectively manage staff and multi-stakeholder relationships with the ability to influence decision-making at the local and national level to create positive change. Please click on the link below to review the detailed personal specifications before submitting your online application: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4q6c26a38i44t3f/JD%20CoP%20NECS%20- %20APPROVED%20VERSION%20June%2017.doc. Type of Role: 2 year fixed term contract starting October 2014; Location: NECS Project Office in Niamey with at least 40% travel; Reports to: Country Director; Salary: Competitive salary and international benefits package; Closing Date: October 6, 2014. TO APPLY: Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted. References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community. Applications should be sent via the following link https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?company=PlanInt&career%5fns=job%5flisting%5fsummary&n avBarLevel=JOB%5fSEARCH&_s.crb=5qaBcH%2fqdi29WBDCSQJFZxhbipo%3d. Closing date for applications is October 6.
****************************** SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR - MATERNAL-CHILD NUTRITION ATLANTA, GA
CARE is seeking a talented Senior Technical Advisor (STA) - Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition who will provide technical leadership for Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition (MICYN) to CARE's global efforts to improve nutritional outcomes, particularly for young children and women, improving survival, health and development, and breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty. Expected Travel: up to 40%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. The STA contributes to setting the strategic direction of the Unit, and brings a nutrition lens to food security and other nutrition sensitive programming taking place across CARE. Knowledge of the relationship between nutrition and Early Childhood Development (ECD) and the ability to integrate ECD programming and measurement into nutrition programs is advantageous. Primary Responsibilities: Technical and programmatic guidance and engagement; Management and supervision of staff; Build strategic partnerships; Support the Research, Knowledge and Learning team; Resource mobilization; As assigned by the Director, Nutrition Plus; Perform other duties assigned. PRIMARY SKILLS: At least 8 years of field experience in international development work of which a minimum of 5 years of experience needs to be in nutrition and/or child health programs. At least 3 of those years technical or management position, overseeing international health programs and supervising professional staff. Experience in strategy development, program design, implementation and evaluation of Nutrition and Food Security programs in both facility and community settings. Significant experience working with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - funded programs and knowledge of the USAID regulations and reporting. Interpersonal and intercultural communications skills. Proven ability to work in partnership with other professionals and organizations. Demonstrated abilities in strategic planning, management, fund raising and oversight of complex program initiatives. Experience in program design, monitoring, research and evaluation, and in providing technical assistance to program implementers. Knowledge of and experience in social and behavior change, and gender issues as they relate to health and nutrition. Excellent skills in written and spoken English; ability to communicate knowledge in a manner appropriate to diverse audiences. Must be thoroughly versed through training and experience, in the theory and practice of maternal, infant and child nutrition and food security programs (includes knowledge of theories, formative research, program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, other program management skills and fund raising). TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 462. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR, KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH ATLANTA, GA
CARE is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor, Knowledge Management and Research. Expected Travel: up to 50%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. The Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) team provides global technical leadership, fosters organizational and programmatic learning, engages and maintains strategic global partnerships, supports fundraising efforts and advocates for continued work on Food and Nutrition Security as a critical link to CARE's mission and vision. Within the FNS team, the Knowledge Management and Research Senior Technical Advisor (STA) sits within the Research, Learning and Advocacy unit. The overall purpose of the Knowledge Management and Research STA position is to lead on knowledge management functions related to food and nutrition security (FNS). The Knowledge Management STA works with all FNS team directors and staff, with particular emphasis on those that contribute significantly to direct costs of the position (in FY15, Pathways and others to be confirmed). This entails promoting a culture of learning, information sharing, dialogue, and critical analysis, all of which are intended to improve quality of programming, adoption of good practices, and influencing policies and practices at scale. This involves work both drawn from and shared inside CARE and from and with external partners and stakeholders. This work is guided by the CARE International strategy on FNS, the CARE FNS priority learning and advocacy themes, and the KM strategy (generate, organize and synthesize, enrich and package, share, adapt and apply knowledge). The KM STA ensures that lessons from particular programs are captured and used in ways that bring broader benefit to CARE and our partners. Responsibilities and Tasks: Lead the FNS Knowledge Management Strategy; Lead on CARE's FNS Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Measurement; Provide technical support on KM and Learning to selected flagship FNS initiatives; Support new business development; Staff management; Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS (Know-How): Master's degree in International Development social sciences, or another relevant field. Familiarity with developing and delivering knowledge sharing programs and information infrastructure. 7-10 years' experience in international economic development or related field. Gender analysis and application in research and impact assessment. Experience working with a wide-range of stakeholders to develop common agendas and action. Proven ability to think critically and strategically, and to engage internal and external stakeholders to pursue common action. Client Orientation: Understands clients' needs and concerns; responds promptly and effectively to client needs; Customizes services and products as appropriate. Experience developing and applying organizational learning strategies and using learning tools including virtual, global learning, communities of practice, after action reviews, peer exchanges/ assists. Deep understanding of adult learning styles and systems and experience designing training and learning experiences to meet these. Substantial technical knowledge and field experience in food and nutrition security, with particular experience in such fields as women's empowerment/ gender equity, market engagement, economic development, agriculture, and/or nutrition. Experience in strategic communication and dissemination techniques. Experience structuring and managing internal and external partnerships. Experience managing staff and consultants. Familiarity with qualitative and/or quantitative research design, implementation and analysis. Strong writing and editing skills, in English. Demonstrated ability to design and execute impact assessments, M&E plans and research related to food and nutrition security. Skilled in developing and implementing communication and dissemination strategies and publications. Excellent verbal and written English skills, particularly communication and presentation skills for diverse audiences including conducting training events for adults and professionals. Professional connections with stakeholders spanning donors, academic institutions, NGOs and the private sector that can be leveraged to support the work. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and operationalize program strategies. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 468. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** SAFETY AND SECURITY MANAGER GAZIANTEP, TURKEY
CARE is seeking a talented Safety and Security Manager (Turkey) who is responsible for maintaining oversight of operational safety and security issues and implementing CARE safety protocols and procedures across CARE's field and program locations as they relate to CARE'S Syrian emergency response. Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: English, Arabic or Turkish desired but not required; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. This position is based in Turkey, with a significant period of time spent visiting field locations and providing support to other members of CARE's Emergency Response Team. The Safety and Security Manager (Turkey) will coordinate with CARE's Emergency Team to ensure that staff are informed of security and safety issues, mentoring and where necessary building capacity to ensure that that staff understand and follow SOPs and local security procedures. The Safety and Security Manager (Turkey) will report non-compliance issues to the Regional Safety and Security Manager and Country Representative. The Safety and Security Manager (Turkey) will be the first responder to security incidents in his/hers operational areas, notifying other staff members, the Regional Safety and Security Manager and Country Representative of security incidents and initiating local contingency plans. Primary Responsibilities: Planning and preparation by monitoring the security environment in operational areas, updating and detailing risk assessment as required. Manage the implementation of SOPs and high levels of oversight for physical security issues at offices and guesthouses. Support in a crisis by being the first responder for any safety and security incident involving CARE staff or assets in their operational areas. Capacity development through training, coaching, and mentoring of CARE staff and Implementation Partners in accordance with implementation agreements and CARE code. Administration and support by briefing all new staff to operational area on local security conditions and protocols. Advise and report by preparing monthly situational report to the Regional Security Manager (RSM). Perform other duties as assigned. PRIMARY SKILLS: Bachelor's Degree in a field related to humanitarian work or security management or equivalent field/ operational experience. 5 years' experience in assisting international organizations in developing countries to manage staff and program safety. 5 years' experience in working in an international organization. 5 years' experience in working in complex and hazardous environments. Competent and literate in English, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated supervisory ability, sound judgment and the ability to work effectively with others at all levels. Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and strategic planning skills. IT literate, MS - Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience in developing security related technical tools guidelines and systems. Interpersonal communication and proven written/ presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions. Demonstrated knowledge of the historical and socio-political context of Middle East. Demonstrable expertise of Humanitarian risk management. Strong demonstrated inter-personal skills in a multi-cultural environment. Ability to make good judgment on staff safety and provide appropriate advice. Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions. Strong ability to analyze and understand complex situations and translate these into specific policy advice. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 453. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** FOOD SECURITY AND LIVELIHOODS ADVISOR JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
CARE is seeking a talented Food Security and Livelihoods Advisor who is responsible for assessment, design and implementation of the food security component of CARE's emergency response. Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. S/he will need to coordinate with other team members and CARE staff, especially logistics, health and technical sectors, to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective program. S/he will need to ensure response to immediate food security issues with simultaneous consideration of longer term livelihoods needs and possible scenarios. S/he will take a very active role in technical co-ordination, support and advocacy with other stake holders and technical agencies relevant to the sector. Primary Responsibilities: Assessments: provide sectorial leadership and expertise in CARE and inter-agency assessments. Programme design: define aims and objectives of the overall food security and livelihoods programme. Response management and implementation: works with Area Program Coordinators to plan programme(s) in a phased and prioritized manner with full consultation and co-ordination with CARE staff and other agencies both governmental and non-governmental. Information and coordination: Provide regular updates to Program Quality (PQ) Coordinator and other advisors and managers on progress, priorities and constraints - verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency. Coordinate and/or implement training and briefing of CARE staff and stakeholders on food security and livelihoods issues. Perform other duties as assigned. PRIMARY SKILLS: 5 years' experience in the nutrition and/or food security sector applied in emergency response operations. Proven ability to develop and foster external organizational relationships and applied representation skills. Experience working in conflict settings/ insecure environments. Strong technical skills in food security, nutrition or related fields. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 474. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** ROVING ACCOUNTING MANAGER INTERNATIONAL
CARE is seeking a Roving Accounting Manager. Other Possible Locations: as assigned or Home of Record; Expected Travel: Greater than 50%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. The Roving Accounting Manager serves Country Offices (CO) as interim accounting manager for up to six months at a time. S/He will use the regular accounting manager job description and any specific terms of references (TOR) or scope of work (SOW) developed for the assignment. While not serving as interim Accounting Manager, the Roving Accounting Manager works on special projects and other duties as assigned by the line manager. These duties include but are not limited to training materials development, participation in systems upgrade, improvement and testing, etc. The accounting manager's primary location is his/her home of record. When deployed, the Roving Accounting Manager is based in the country of assignment and reports to the finance director or equivalent position in that CO. When not deployed, the roving accounting manager reports to the Director of Financial Management Capacity Building. Primary Responsibilities: Data Processing and Accounting Systems Implementation: The Accounting Manager is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of all accounting systems and processes in place in the CO. S/He ensures accounting transactions are documented adequately and recorded in the system in a timely manner. Period Closing and Financial Reporting: The Accounting Manager is responsible for the preparation of complete, accurate, reliable and timely monthly/ quarterly/ yearly financial reports for submission to CO management, program managers, donors, regional office and Shared Service Center, as appropriate. S/He plays a major role in the period closing process. Team management, talent and staff development: With support from the Finance Director, the Accounting Manager ensures that talent management and development needs of the accounting team are met. Treasury and Cash Functions: The Accounting Manager provides crucial support to the Finance Director (or equivalent position) in managing the CO day-to-day financial operations, to include treasury functions, cash transfers and other cash activities. Audit support, other general tasks and special assignment. REQUIRED SKILLS: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management or equivalent. 5 to 7 years as Accounting Supervisor, Senior Accountant or equivalent relevant experience in non- profit finance and accounting. 7+ years' experience in non-profit financial and accounting in developing countries. Good understanding of US GAAP and international donor compliance frameworks. Good understanding of CARE's core business. Thorough understanding of financial accounting, reporting and grants and contract management processes. Good facilitation skills to conduct training sessions for small to medium sized groups. Solid analytical and problem solving. Ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt local practices to global standards. Ability to work on teams, work at detailed level and understand the larger picture. Strong oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and Word and good skills at using financial software applications. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 465. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** GOVERNANCE AND INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR BANGKOK, THAILAND
Pact is seeking a Governance and Institutional Development Advisor to provide lead technical direction and assistance for the design and implementation of the Mekong Partnership for the Environment project activities. The ideal candidate will advise the team on strengthening regional platforms, policy development, engagement with government stakeholders, and multi-stakeholder dialogue. S/he should be a team player, knowledgeable about environmental governance issues in the Lower Mekong Subregion, have a strong network, and produce high quality presentations and written material. MPE's goal is to advance informed dialogues between government, civil society organizations, and private sector stakeholders in Lower Mekong partner countries, on the anticipated social and environmental costs and benefits of large-scale regional development projects. Regional travel is required with this position. Responsibilities: Manage and oversee project design and implementation for all activities related to strengthening regional platforms, policy development, and engagement with government stakeholders. Collaborate closely with other team members and partners in the development of multi-stakeholder dialogues, public participation, and partnership building. Provide lead technical direction in activity planning to strengthen platforms and develop capacity for multi-stakeholder participation in development decision-making, including for example: advising regional bodies (e.g. ASEAN, MRC, ADB/GMS, LMI) on environmental standards and/or civil society engagement; building understanding of alternative development scenarios and perspectives; supporting and/or initiating multi-stakeholder advisory groups, task forces, issue hearings or assemblies; supporting action research on public participation in development decisions; and assisting development of private sector working groups. Participate in program monitoring, evaluating, and periodic progress reporting. Develop concept notes and scopes of work for activity design and implementation, and manage technical consultants as necessary. Contribute to staff training and capacity development. Serve as a Pact liaison to partners, government representatives, and other project stakeholders. Coordinate with appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of project planning, monitoring, reporting and implementation for the sector activities. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated working experience in institutional strengthening, policy development, public participation, multi-stakeholder dialogues, engagement with regional platforms, and/or partnership building, particularly in the environmental/ natural resource management and/or infrastructure sector(s) in Asia, or experience with projects of similar scope. Minimum 10 years of work experience required. Proven experience in the design, implementation, and monitoring of activities on similar-size international donor-supported programs, preferably USAID funded. A graduate degree (Master's Degree or higher) in Environmental science, public policy, environmental law, international relations, or a relevant field of study. Proven ability to communicate, coordinate and effectively facilitate constructive engagement with diverse stakeholders, including government officials, civil society organizations, academics, and private sector companies. Proven track record of success in managing, coaching, and mentoring staff in an international setting, particularly within non-profit organizations. Proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors, government, and international NGOs and local CSOs. Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of regional stakeholders. A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a high-profile, fast-paced environment. Fluency in English required. Proficiency in a local Mekong language is preferred. Knowledge of USAID program management policies and procedures is preferred. Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context of the Lower Mekong Subregion strongly preferred. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0110. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** MONITORING, EVALUATION, REPORTING, AND LEARNING ADVISOR MBABANE, SWAZILAND
Pact is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting & Learning Advisor (MERL ADVISOR), who is expected to provide leadership in the design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems to ensure Pact and its implementing partners (sub recipients) provide accurate data supportive of program and donor reporting requirements. The MERL Advisor is responsible for developing and implementing methodologies and standards for tracking and evaluating program activities. In addition, s/he will also analyze data and develop presentations and written reports based on findings. The MERL Advisor will promote capacity strengthening in the Pact staff team and partner organizations through mentoring, coaching and training in monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and learning and ensure staff has technical skills and knowledge to provide increasingly technical programmatic support. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Pact MERL Systems: Support the Country Director in ensuring that all projects comply with Pact MERL Policy and standards. Develop and update Pact Projects Performance Monitoring Plans as guided by Pact's and donor requirements. Support Program staff in developing project results frameworks (input, output, outcome and impact and develop relevant indicators and targets for result areas). Develop project-specific monitoring tools in collaboration with relevant departments. Develop high quality quantitative and qualitative methods and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results. Develop and maintain program databases that track all projects. Develop data collation and aggregation tools for all projects. Integrate the use of innovative technologies, data platforms, and GIS mapping for data collection, management and reporting. Identification and follow-up on limitations to program monitoring data and the development of quality assessment procedures for all project monitoring systems. Conduct internal data verifications for Pact managed data. Develop and implement regular data analysis systems and lead analyses and reflection on the data and information gathered to determine the progress made against program results/ objectives. Review and finalize Monthly, Quarterly and Annual MERL workplans and budgets. Provide input into and ensure that all Donor reporting requirements on program impact are met. Coordinate the design and implementation of baseline, mid- term and end of project evaluations, surveys, special studies, and other components of the M&E system. Produce M & E reports as required by Pact HQ and donors. Liaise with counterparts at international, government, non-government agencies involved in related activities and collaborate in promoting high quality results and complementary efforts. Using Pact and partner data, lead the development of abstracts for national and international conferences. Manage external data quality audits. Supervision of Pact M&E activities and staff. MERL Capacity Development and Mentoring: Conduct M&E capacity assessments of partners and approve consolidated Institutional Strengthening Plans for partners. Provide support to partners in developing program descriptions that include result frameworks with relevant custom and donor indicators. Provide one on one technical assistance, mentoring and coaching to support partners in the following: Development of MER and DQM plans; Development of data collection, collation, analysis and reporting tools; Development of databases; Designing surveys and evaluations; Target setting and reporting; Identification of implementation challenges and solutions; Ensure partners set realistic targets for all required and customized indicators. Conduct and facilitate MERL trainings that include Basic MERL, Data Quality Management, Basic Data Analysis, Managing Evaluations. Provide supportive supervision to MERL Officer in conducting routine data quality assessments and audits. Supporting partners in the recruitment of M & E staff. Support partners in setting up reporting and tracking systems to enable them to report high quality data in an efficient and timely manner. Support partners in the identification and documentation of lessons learned, case studies and technical program innovations to be reported upon. QUALIFICATIONS and Experience: Minimum of a Master's degree in a related field. A minimum of 4 years' work experience implementing monitoring, evaluation or research activities, preferably for USAID/PEPFAR funded projects in Southern Africa. At least 2 years' experience leading M&E systems management, managing data intensive programs and designing M&E systems. Experience with quantitative and qualitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators and conducting program evaluations utilizing mixed methods. Proficiency in Excel, SPSS, and Microsoft Access. Expertise in quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methods, including sampling and surveys is required. Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through training and mentoring, including the development and delivery of M&E trainings. Knowledge of the logic framework approach to program design and implementation. A solid understanding of development, with a focus on participatory processes. Familiarity with and a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local organizations and building capacities for self-management. Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage a variety of activities concurrently. A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a high profile, fast paced environment. Willingness to undertake extensive field visits to partners and interact with stakeholders and willingness to travel internationally on a limited basis. Must have a valid driver's license. Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience working with USAID and Global Fund funded projects. Experience working in multinational groups and cross cultural settings. Experience in using mobile technologies for data management and reporting. Experience with ArcGIS software and mapping skills for program planning and implementation. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0114. Deadline for Application Submission: September 26, 2014. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** INTERNATIONAL TALENT ACQUISITION OFFICER WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking an International Talent Acquisition Officer in Washington, DC. Pact Overview: At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact's promises are fulfilled in partnership with local communities. Our integrated approach to building the capacity of local organizations, developing good governance and cultivating markets is carried out by individuals who adapt our expertise to their own environments and challenges. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Pact envisions a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Pact Human Resources Department supports this mission by creating a work environment that celebrates diversity, fosters professional growth and development, ensures competitive compensation and benefits, and provides exceptional service to management and staff. The Department is dedicated to providing practical, consistent, and proactive support, direction and advice to management and employees in the area of HR procedure, policy, best practice, employment rewards, benefits, and legislation to facilitate achieving the objectives and targets of our organization. Our services include full life cycle recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, total rewards management, training and development and employee engagement. Position Purpose: The International Talent Acquisition Officer supports Pact's fast-paced, full life cycle recruitment team; supporting headquarters, field offices and new business recruitment. This position will partner with Pact's Business Development and core proposal team in designing and implementing international sourcing and recruiting campaigns to attract and acquire expatriates, third country nationals and consultants for short-term technical assistance. The position will serve as Pact's subject matter expert on recruitment and build an exemplary network of skilled professionals. The International Talent Acquisition Officer will identify, evaluate, and screen candidates who meet the required area of expertise and who will advance Pact's mission and values. As an integral part of the Human Resources team, this position will serve as a strategic partner in advancing and meeting the organizations talent needs, improve recruitment processes and systems and increase the presence and knowledge of pact as a preferred employer. Key Responsibilities: Strategic Partnering: Establish a strong rapport with hiring managers at headquarters and international field offices to understand their strategic staffing needs, priorities, constraints and fill vacancies in a timely manner; Participate in strategy sessions and apply knowledge gained to all aspects of the recruitment efforts and review solicitations and technical proposals for staffing needs, structure and donor requirements. Proactively build Pact's talent pipeline and network of potential candidates by identifying, screening, interviewing and assessing candidates for future business development goals; Develop and maintain an international network of recruiters, contacts and candidates via proactive use of social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.). Business Development: Proactively source, evaluate, identify slates of candidates for USN, CCN and TCN positions associated with proposals and ensure that all donor and organizational staffing requirements are successfully completed for each funding opportunity within established deadlines. Collaborate with business development, regional project stakeholders and technical experts to develop short and long-term strategic recruitment campaigns that meet proposal requirements. Obtain required proposal documentation from candidates such as verification, Biographical data form, references, letters of commitment; and appropriate versions of CVs ensuring that all documentation complies with donor specifications, is complete and accurate. Serve as point of contact for key personnel after proposal submission and until a funding decision has been determined by the donor. At time of award, transition the hiring process functions to the appropriate HR manager to ensure a successful onboarding process. Global Recruitment: Work with hiring managers to develop job descriptions in accordance with the staffing plan, recommend creative and alternative advertising venues and strategies, determine titles and salaries, ensuring compliance with budget. Represent Pact with professionalism, enthusiasm and energy to sell the organization to prospective candidates; attend career fairs, networking events and conferences to promote Pact and deepen the pool of potential candidates. Provide information on company operations and employment opportunities to potential applicants. Review online applications, evaluate qualifications of both internal and external candidates, conduct prescreen interviews to analyze candidate experience, fit, availability, interest level, salary requirements, and coordinate pre-employment tests as needed. Develop a short list and present qualified candidates to hiring managers in a timely manner; Guide hiring manager in identifying a balanced interview panel, designing an efficient and professional interview process, and preparing interviewers; Generate effective and appropriate advertising campaign for positions, posting in newspapers, list-serves, on-line, trade publications, networks, etc. including internationally focused sources. Recommend creative and alternative advertising venues and strategies. Track and report on the effectiveness of strategy; Maintain candidate files within the internal recruiting database. Manage communications between applicants, hiring managers and others keeping all parties apprised of the status of each search. Synthesize interview feedback, share results with hiring manager, and assist hiring manager with final decisions. Provide candidates feedback on interview results as appropriate. Conduct reference checks, background checks, negotiating offers with selected candidates, preparing offer letters/ employment agreements for signature, and working with HR to ensure submission/ upload of all documentation required. Ensure that finalist is accurately informed of allowance and benefit package. Team with all recruiters to increase presence and knowledge of Pact as a preferred employer, discuss networking, sourcing and recruitment activities and strategies. Partner with HR team to identify creative alternatives and improve HR systems; Recommend system improvements to current recruitment processes to ensure streamlined, cost effective, high quality services are provided to hiring managers. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree; plus a minimum of six years relevant recruitment experience, three of which must include international recruitment, strong business development and proposal experience preferred. Possess a solid understanding of how to source, screen and recruit in overseas markets. Critical thinker, able to identify issues and opportunities, provide solutions and reach consensus with multiple stakeholders. Demonstrated sensitivity and discretion when handling confidential information. Ability to travel domestically and internationally (up to 10%). Demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced, high volume environment. Demonstrated ability to develop positive working relationships with hiring managers. Demonstrated ability to be professional, calm, flexible, resilient, solution oriented, and creative. Cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge of and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds. Excellent oral and written communication and representational skills. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and databases including applicant tracking systems. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with USAID and/or NGO project and proposal recruitment. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0109. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** SENIOR SERENIC NAV SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Senior Serenic NAV System Administrator. Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Finance and Accounting Department contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization's ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Pact Controller and supporting aspects of Pact's IT services delivery function, the Serenic NAV Admin will be principally responsible for supporting and administering Pact's Serenic NAV 13 system. The ideal candidate has a strong sense of design principles, coding practices, strong SQL development skills and an analytical mind for approaching and solving problems. In addition to the primary focus of working with Serenic Navision, the candidate will support Pact's budgeting and financial reporting process, Corporate Performance Management efforts and the company's Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence initiatives. Key Responsibilities: Configure and maintain Pact's Serenic NAV 13 implementation; Provide support for escalated end user service issues; Develop and document custom Navision code to implement new business requirements as required. Develop complex system integrations using APIs or other techniques. Provide supervision, training and mentoring to the NAV Senior Business Analyst. Troubleshoot and fix defects; perform performance tuning. Support identified project managers on development and implementation projects. Partner with internal departments to develop, deliver and maintain reports for the monthly business reporting package, scheduled management reports and ad-hoc query systems. Build upon current system business analytic reports including dashboards, project performance indicator reports and Balanced Scorecard(s) to highlight underlying business issues. Create and update specific User Manuals for Serenic Nav 13. Create Dashboard reports, consolidating financial and other business metrics, set goals and measure progress. Other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in information systems, information technology, or equivalent. Expert knowledge of Serenic Nav 13. Preferred Qualifications: 8 years of IT experience. 3+ years' experience with Microsoft Dynamics Serenic NAV Administration, Development and Support. Strong hands-on background with Serenic NAV systems administration, server/ network support and security, technical support and database administration. Strong knowledge of Microsoft SQL 2008 or later; administration and querying. Recent experience using data integration techniques to bridge diverse information systems. Expertise working with relational databases. Experience working in a team development environment. Solid understanding of object-oriented design and practices. Demonstrated ability to develop scalable solutions from business requirements. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0117. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** WILDLIFE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEER WASHINGTON, DC
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) seeks a Wildlife Technology Engineer for a term of about 18 months at our office in Washington, DC. This person will provide leadership and support on the identification, testing, development, and deployment of technologies to support anti-poaching efforts in the field. An engineering degree or equivalent experience required in the fields of computer science, engineering, and/or design is required. Preference is for a candidate with experience in using technology (UAVs, RF communication, motion detection, visual/ acoustic monitoring in natural environments) to address conservation problems. Preference is for a candidate with experience working in developing countries, and a minimum of four years of experience in development and applied use of technology. An understanding of international conservation issues is preferred. Key Responsibilities: Provides technical knowledge on potential technology that can assist with stopping poaching. Evaluates new technologies and determines applicability to anti-poaching. Identifies new technologies and coordinates with potential partners or technology vendors to evaluate technologies that can be used for anti-poaching. Enhances linkages between WWF-US's technology work and anti-poaching efficiencies. Prepares reports for program purposes in coordination with scientists and other program staff at WWF. Assists with the development of a WWF toolkit of technologies that can be used in anti-poaching and supports its adoption by stakeholders, working closely with WCTP personnel leading development of Wildlife Conservation Technology Network (WCTN) and website/ database. Keeps abreast of recent advances in technologies that may be applied to anti-poaching. Reviews publications and public-facing material. May potentially serve as a WWF spokesperson in media interviews, promotional events and in public fora. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum REQUIREMENTS: Education/ Experience: An engineering degree or equivalent experience required in the fields of computer science, engineering, and/or design is required. Preference is for a candidate with experience in using technology (UAVs, RF communication, motion detection, visual/ acoustic monitoring in natural environments) to address conservation problems. Preference is for a candidate with experience working in developing countries, and a minimum of four years of experience in development and applied use of technology. An understanding of international conservation issues is preferred. Skills and Abilities: Technical proficiency with hardware and software design concepts; Demonstrated technical knowledge of emerging technologies that relate to anti-poaching activities such as: radio-frequency communication, motion detection, animal/ people monitoring in natural environments (visual and/or acoustic), and unmanned flying platforms (non-military UAVs). Excellent organizational skills. Excellent research and writing skills. Good interpersonal and teamwork skills, but able to work independently. Ability to travel internationally. Experience working in Kenya, Nepal, India, Namibia, or Congo a plus. TO APPLY: Please visit our careers page and submit an online application: Submit cover letter and resume to http://worldwildlife.org/about/careers, job#15030. The most compatible browser that supports the application process is Internet Explorer 7, or version 8 and 9 in "compatibility mode". Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone. As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and veteran or disability status. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/zjq8mvg. PI84865898
****************************** M&E AGRICULTURE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH, NUTRITION, HEALTH, EDUCATION, COMMUNICATION AND GOVERNANCE SPECIALISTS MALI
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking mid-to-senior level M&E Agriculture and Economic Growth, Nutrition, Health, Education, Communication and Governance Specialists for the USAID Mali Performance Monitoring & Evaluation Platform project in Mali. Roles & Responsibilities: Specialists will contribute to the development and implementation of a monitoring, evaluation, and learning platform for USAID/Mali. In addition to having a strong technical background, technical specialists will be accomplished team players with experience working on diverse teams that achieve successful implementation of all deliverables, including work plans, M&E frameworks, M&E capacity assessment/ capacity building plans, Performance Management Plans and annual performance reports, cost benefit analysis, process evaluation reports, and other periodic analyses, reports, and maps. These are full-time positions based in Bamako, Mali for 5 years. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree with a focus on research in a relevant field, such as international development or other social or physical sciences. A minimum of seven years of leadership experience in a specified technical area; experience with monitoring and evaluation in that technical area is a plus. Experience with economic growth, climate change, nutrition, health, governance or education programs. 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 population-based surveys preferred. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with "14-87F Technical Specialists" in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
****************************** CHIEF OF PARTY MALI
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Chief of Party for the USAID Mali Performance Monitoring & Evaluation Platform project in Mali. Specific Responsibilities: Coordinate and be ultimately responsible for M&E platform design and operation: results framework and performance indicator identification; baseline data collection, target setting, data quality assessment and monitoring, performance analysis and report generation, evaluation and knowledge management. Assume and implement primary responsibility for M&E platform staff recruitment, when necessary, and supervision. Act as primary liaison with USAID/Mali and adjust, as needed, the M&E platform's operations to fit USAID requirements. Ensure quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the M&E platform contract. QUALIFICATIONS: At least ten year's project management experience in developing countries, preferably including experience in West Africa. An advanced degree in International Development, Development Management, International Agriculture, Health or a related field. A proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making, and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to assemble and manage highly-skilled, interdisciplinary teams for quick emergence and response assessments, studies, analysis and reports. Demonstrated ability to interact with and lead governmental and non-governmental actors and institutions across sectors. Demonstrated ability to design and implement detailed, organized, timely, and accurate performance monitoring and evaluation programs. Excellent writing and presentation ability. Experience successfully leading intercultural teams in a development context and substantial experience with performance monitoring, especially standardized US government performance monitoring systems. Fluency in French and English. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with "14-87A Chief of Party" in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
****************************** SENIOR M&E SPECIALIST MALI
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Senior M&E Specialist for the USAID Mali Performance Monitoring & Evaluation Platform project in Mali. Specific Responsibilities: Work collaboratively with USAID while leading the review of USAID Development Objective (DO) PMPs. Support PMP revisions such as results frameworks, performance indicators, targets, data sources, M&E roles and responsibilities, etc. Conduct M&E needs assessments and design and carry out on the job and class room training to address gaps. Designing field trip reporting tools and advise DO teams on their M&E work including field monitoring and Data Quality Assessments (DQA). Contribute to the design and field testing of evaluation methodologies, participatory data collection methods, data verification techniques, and other technical evaluation and analytical tasks. Ensure that the design, development, implementation and completion of all assessments, analytical reports and evaluations provide evidence based, defendable and action oriented findings and recommendations. Oversee, recruit for, and participate in evaluations, assessments and surveys. Ensure short-term technical experts and evaluation team members are of a high caliber and possess the required technical expertise. May serve as evaluation team leader of evaluations conducted under this contract. QUALIFICATIONS: An advanced degree in the social sciences: statistics, economics, public policy, public health or other relevant field. Experience with performance indicator development, data collection and analysis, data quality assessments, and/or performance monitoring and reporting. Experience guiding technical teams in developing and updating Performance Management Plans (PMP) including theory of change, results frameworks, performance indicators, etc. Experience using performance monitoring data in project management. Experience designing and implementing performance and impact evaluations of development interventions. Experience designing and field testing surveys and other data collection instruments. Experience designing, working on and leading performance evaluations. Project management skills are desirable. Familiarity with USAID policies related to evaluation and performance management highly desirable. Strong written and oral communication and excellent interpersonal skills. Fluent in French and English. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with "14-87B Senior M&E Specialist" in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. 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.
****************************** SAFRA SURVEY SPECIALIST MALI
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a SAFRA Survey Specialist for the USAID Mali Performance Monitoring & Evaluation Platform project in Mali. Specific Responsibilities: Develop an in-depth familiarity with FTF M&E Population Based Survey (PBS) methodologies, FTF performance monitoring and reporting requirements (including performance indicator definitions, measurement methodologies, disaggregates); www.feedthefuture.gov. Design agriculture, nutrition, health, governance, climate change and other survey methodologies and instruments. Develop survey execution work plans and including field work, staffing needs, logistics, budgets, data entry plans. Regularly meet with USAID/Mali implementing partners and local counterparts to coordinate smooth survey implementation. Work with the M&E platform team and potentially USAID to finalize sampling frames and sample selection. Identify, recruit and train supervisors and enumerators for data collection and quality monitoring, as needed. Prepare a detailed survey logistics plan and ensure that required materials are in place before the start of field data collection. Supervise data collection and ensure data quality and timely completion of data collection. Work with the M&E platform team to recruit data management staff, supervise database development and ensure timely availability of completely cleaned and reconciled data set. Communicate regularly with the M&E platform COP and seek additional technical inputs as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or above in social sciences or related field. 3-5 years developing and overseeing quantitative surveys in African countries. Ability to design and conduct quantitative and qualitative studies. Proficiency in managing field data collection work. Familiarity with mobile technology (cell phones, PDAs) for data collection is desirable. Proficiency in data management, including database development, data entry and cleaning procedures. Experience of independently planning, implementing, data analysis and report writing for KAP surveys. Experience of FTF M&E highly desirable. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to lead and work effectively with interdisciplinary team with minimal supervision. Experience in training and facilitation. Proficiency in writing research reports. Experience with computer packages such as MS Word, SPSS, EPI info, Access, Excel, power point. Ability to speak French and English speaking ability essential. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with "14-87E Survey Specialist" in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. 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.
****************************** ABT ASSOCIATES
ABT Associates has posted openings for the following positions. For more information please go to www.abtassociates.com
PRINCIPAL ASSOCIATE / AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY SPECIALIST BETHESDA, MD
Principal Associates oversee and manage significant business development activities by obtaining additional work from existing clients or by identifying new markets and sales opportunities. The Agribusiness/ FS Specialist will lead individual sales, capture and proposal efforts in accordance with the Division's business development plan. REQUIRES: Professional proficiency in French or Spanish, in addition to fluent spoken and written English. Minimum of 10 years' experience in developing countries and agriculturally-based project design and implementation at a senior level. Highest level of proven technical expertise and sought out as an expert within and outside the Company. Supervisory/ staff development proposal development skills also required. Vacancy no: 11502
ASSOCIATE / PRIVATE SECTOR SPECIALIST BETHESDA, MD
The Private Sector Specialist will manage the provision of technical assistance to the HEF grantees to improve their business models and carry out the activities outlined in their grant proposals. REQUIRES: Master's Degree in Business Management (MBA), Public Health, or other relevant field required; MBA strongly preferred. 7-10 years of relevant professional experience. Demonstrated leadership skills in project management and successful collaboration with USAID & host governments preferred. Experience with private sector issues related to family planning, maternal child health and/or HIV is preferred. Vacancy no: 9321
PRINCIPAL ASSOCIATE, DIRECTOR OF THE ABT CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EVALUATION US
This person will work under the direction of the Senior Vice President of Business Development and New Market Initiatives to create and guide a team of scientists conducting policy evaluations of international development initiatives, including rigorous impact studies, implementation analyses, and program monitoring assignments. REQUIRES: MA/MBA or Ph.D. (preferred) in economics, public policy, demography, or other quantitative social science. 10+ years of post-PhD/15+ years post- Master's experience working in program evaluation and/or international development. Extensive experience in business development, with at least 3 recent years in international development. Enthusiasm for growing the international evaluation practice. Vacancy no: 9803
PROPOSAL MANAGER FOR INTERNATIONAL EVALUATION US
Abt Associates has posted an opening for a Manager for International Evaluation Proposal Development to help build Abt's portfolio of projects assessing the success of international development initiatives around the globe. REQUIRES: Minimum of 5 years of experience working in international development programming or research. Strong interest in business development and proposal writing. Advanced degree in a relevant technical field (public health, economics, public administration, business administration, etc.). Strong interpersonal communication and facilitation skills and a demonstrated ability to mobilize and motivate a diverse group of staff to work effectively in tandem under tight deadlines. Vacancy no: 9802
****************************** PROJECT COORDINATOR WASHINGTON, DC
ACDI/VOCA has posted an opening for a D.C.-based Project Coordinator who will be responsible for providing primary support to field projects and contributing information on proposal teams. REQUIRES: A master's degree in international development, agriculture, finance, economics, or other related field, with a minimum of two years' related work experience (overseas work in international development preferred). Experience with software applications including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel required (SharePoint, Blackboard Collaborate, Prezi, and other multimedia programs preferred). Excellent oral, written, and reading comprehension abilities essential. Fluency in English required. Strong French language and/or Spanish language skills a plus. Experience with food security preferred. For more information and to apply go to www.acdivoca.org, click on join us. Vacancy no: 14-0039
****************************** EXECUTIVE OFFICER INDIA
The Aga Khan Development Network is looking for an accomplished senior executive to influence, plan and execute the unit's strategic priorities, and those of the FOCUS International Coordinating Committee. REQUIRES: A Professional qualification, or a graduate degree either in social sciences, community development, international development, disaster management or related field. At least three years' experience in a management position or as a senior leader preferably within a NGO setting with some international exposure with strong administrative and management skills. For more information and to apply go to www.akdn.org. Closing date: 10/10/14.
****************************** HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE OFFICER SILVER SPRING, MD
Global Communities has posted an opening for a Humanitarian Assistance Officer who is primarily responsible for select program management tasks for humanitarian assistance and recovery programs. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in business or international affairs related degree. A minimum of 3 years related experience, with at least one year working in an international humanitarian setting. Experience managing disaster response and recovery activities. For more information and to apply please go to www.chfhq.org. Vacancy no: 2221
****************************** 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
NUTRITION OFFICER LIBREVILLE, GABON
A Nutrition Officer (P-4) is sought in Libreville, Gabon. Duties: Comprehensive technical, statistical, analytical and/or policy analysis services and the development of specialized tools, methodologies, systems and/or databases to support the planning, implementation/ delivery and monitoring of the programme of work and related products, projects, publications, and services. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in nutrition, economics, agriculture or a related field. Seven years of relevant experience working with developing countries in integrating nutrition objectives into food and agricultural policies and programmes. Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian. Closing date: 10/10/14. Vacancy no: IRC2617.
NUTRITION OFFICER ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
A Nutrition Officer (P-4) is sought in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Duties: Comprehensive technical, statistical, analytical and/or policy analysis services and the development of specialized tools, methodologies, systems and/or databases to support the planning, implementation/ delivery and monitoring of the programme of work and related products, projects, publications, and services. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in nutrition, economics, agriculture or a related field. Seven years of relevant experience working with developing countries in integrating nutrition objectives into food and agricultural policies and programmes. Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian. Closing date: 10/10/14. Vacancy no: IRC2619
NUTRITION OFFICER PANAMA CITY, PANAMA
A Nutrition Officer (P-4) is sought in Panama City. Duties: Comprehensive technical, statistical, analytical and/or policy analysis services and the development of specialized tools, methodologies, systems and/or databases to support the planning, implementation/ delivery and monitoring of the programme of work and related products, projects, publications, and services. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in nutrition, economics, agriculture or a related field. Seven years of relevant experience working with developing countries in integrating nutrition objectives into food and agricultural policies and programmes. Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian. Closing date: 10/10/14. Vacancy no: IRC2620
NUTRITION OFFICER JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
A Nutrition Officer (P-4) is sought in Johannesburg, South Africa. Duties: Comprehensive technical, statistical, analytical and/or policy analysis services and the development of specialized tools, methodologies, systems and/or databases to support the planning, implementation/ delivery and monitoring of the programme of work and related products, projects, publications, and services. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in nutrition, economics, agriculture or a related field. Seven years of relevant experience working with developing countries in integrating nutrition objectives into food and agricultural policies and programmes. Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian. Closing date: 10/10/14. Vacancy no: IRC2621
****************************** NATURAL RESOURCES OFFICER, CLIMATE CHANGE AND BIOENERGY BANGKOK, THAILAND
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted an opening for a Natural Resources Officer, Climate Change and Bioenergy (P-3) in Bangkok. Duties: Research, technical analysis, and project related services to support the delivery of programme projects, products, and services. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in natural resources with focus on climate change, bioenergy and/or related field. Five years of relevant experience in climate change and sustainable bioenergy development and/or related topics such as natural resource management, water management, forestry management, land management, irrigation and agriculture engineering and rural development. Experience in Asia and the Pacific region. Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other official languages of FAO (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish). TO APPLY: visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete the on-line application. Closing date: 10/8/14. Vacancy no: IRC2616
****************************** TRUST FUND APPOINTEE WASHINGTON, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks a Trust Fund Appointee who will support Trust Fund Coordinators in all functions related to reports and management activities, as well as the operational aspects of projects financed by different funds, in particular the Transparency Fund (AAF) and the Call for Proposals for the Japanese Poverty Reduction Program. In addition, he will support the Project Specific Grants area, specifically in the review of agreements with the different donors and its inclusion in the OPTIMA project. REQUIRES: The candidate should have a Master's degree in economics, business administration, public policy, or related field. Be proactive, reliable and responsible to work with a minimum of supervision. Have knowledge of IDB, and specially GCM, policies, systems and procedures. The candidate must have a minimum 2 years work experience in research projects based on the application of different data analysis techniques. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs. Vacancy no: 1400005458
****************************** SENIOR HEALTH ECONOMIST PARIS
The Organisation For Economic Co-Operation and Development seeks a Senior Health Economist. The selected candidate will develop project proposals and work plans, lead projects and teams, and will deliver reports to the OECD's Health Committee which will inform health policy decision-making in OECD as well as non-member countries. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in economics, policy analysis, or a similar discipline. Eight to ten years' professional experience as a health economist or health policy analyst. Experience in managing small project teams of analysts/ economists and statisticians. Experience in designing and carrying out original data collection activities and analyses in support of health policy studies, preferably acquired in a national administration, research institute or an international organisation. Experience in formulating studies that result in information relevant to policy questions, to conduct analysis in a cross-disciplinary context, to draw conclusions based on the evidence, to identify policy implications and to formulate practical recommendations. Please apply online at https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/joblist.ftl?lang=en. Closing date: 10/19/14. Job Number: 09458.
****************************** UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
The United Nations Development Programme seeks candidates for the following positions. Please apply online at http://jobs.undp.org/.
INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEM EXPERT RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
The Intelligent Transport System Expert assists the Riyadh AMANA in developing and implementing the Deployment and Integration Plan for Intelligent Transport Systems of Riyadh and in other related matters regarding traffic engineering and transport management. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in transport planning and traffic engineering, or related fields. The incumbent shall have professional knowledge and experience related to traffic engineering of larger cities and developing and or implementing intelligent transport systems for roads. The incumbent shall have at least 10 years of progressive professional experience relevant to the work area. Closing date: 10/12/14.
CHIEF ECONOMIST - COUNTRY OFFICE DHAKA, BANGLADESH
A Chief Economist, Country Office (P-5) is sought in Dhaka. His/her role is to strengthen UNDP position in the coordination of the international community's poverty reduction and economic development interventions in Bangladesh. As such the Chief Economist will also represent UNDP with UNCT structures and at the donor- government forum - the Local Consultative Committee (and its working groups). REQUIRES: Master's degree in Development Economics, Economics; PhD is desirable. At least 10 years of relevant experience at the international level in: Experience in Research and policy-level analysis and provision of advice and TA; Experience in acroeconomic management or public expenditure management; Experience in use of advanced statistical treatments and econometrics. Closing date: 10/15/14.
CHIEF ECONOMIST, SUPPORT TO SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE PLANNING PROJECT DHAKA, BANGLADESH
A Chief Economist, Support to Sustainable and Inclusive Planning Project (P-5) is sought in Dhaka. This expert will lead the division's overall analytical work in area of pro-poor macroeconomic policies by linking macroeconomic standard models with social indicators and variables that fit with the Bangladesh context; producing various simulations and forecasts for the Planning Commission and other stakeholders; identifying the costs and benefits of various policy interventions and their trade-offs; and generating evidence on such issues as data gaps and constraints. REQUIRES: Master's degree in Development Economics, Economics. PhD is desirable. A minimum of 10 years work experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, and application of economic principles in national strategic planning. Understanding of economic theories, principles and their applications to current national economic and development issues; proven capacity to deal with complex policy analyses and undertake economic research. Sound knowledge of Macroeconomic modelling, including data specification, data, estimation, simulations and analysis; experience in implementing outcomes of modelling in national level planning frameworks. Closing date: 10/15/14.
****************************** FIELD PROGRAMME SUPPORT OFFICER BEIRUT, LEBANON
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency is seeking a Field Programme Support Officer (P-4) in Beirut, Lebanon. The Field Programme Support Officer reports directly to Deputy Director of UNRWA Affairs (DDUA) and is responsible for supporting and coordinating programme and project planning processes within the field. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree from an accredited educational institution in programme management, public or business administration, social sciences, or any related subject. A minimum of eight years' experience in programme or project management, including a minimum of four years international experience at a senior level outside one's home country. Sound knowledge of results-based management of humanitarian and development assistance programmes, as well as monitoring and evaluation. Excellent command of written and spoken English. TO APPLY: Applicants are invited to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a completed UN Personal History Form (PHF). The PHF is available in PDF or MS WORD Format and can therefore be down-loaded or printed out. Completed PHF's and CV's can be sent by: email to: unrwa-ahr@unrwa.org or fax to: (+972 8) 677 7694 mail to: Head Recruitment Section, UNRWA/HQ Gaza via UNRWA HQ Amman, PO Box 140157, Amman 11814, Jordan. Closing date: 10/18/14. Vacancy no: 14-FO-LB-53
****************************** ASSOCIATE TRADE PROMOTION ADVISER GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
The International Trade Center is seeking an Associate Trade Promotion Adviser (P-2) in Geneva. The successful candidate will provide support to the Chief, Office for Africa by contributing to the coordination behind project implementation (such as needs assessment and related reporting within ITC and to key development partners), strategic section planning, as well as assisting in producing various written outputs, presentations, background research and papers. REQUIRES: Master's degree in business administration, management, economics or a related field. A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in project/ programme management of projects, administration or related area. Experience working in a multi-cultural environment will constitute an advantage. TO APPLY: Please apply online at http://www.intracen.org/menus/itc.htm. Closing date: 10/8/14. Vacancy no: ITC/PVN/20/2014
****************************** PROCUREMENT DATA ANALYST COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
The United Nations Office for Project Services seeks a Procurement Data Analyst (ICS-8) in Copenhagen. The focus of the Procurement Data Analyst is to design, develop and manage the analytics program in order to capture and provide meaningful statistics, information and analysis in support of the global procurement program at UNOPS. REQUIRES: Advanced University degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Data Analytics or equivalent is required. A minimum of 2 years of progressive professional experience in systematically analyzing, evaluating, and reporting business related data and/or statistics is required. Demonstrated experience in the field of business statistics, data analytics or business analysis, preferably with focus on procurement. Experience with a variety of commonly used techniques and models relevant for data capture, analysis and presentation. 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: 10/13/14. Vacancy no: VA/2014/B1201/5931
****************************** *SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, ECO PROJECT ARLINGTON, VA
Training Resources Group, Inc. is an employee-owned consulting firm based in Arlington, Virginia. TRG provides organizational development and training services for U.S. government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and private sector/ commercial clients. Project Background: USAID's Environmental Communication, Learning and Outreach (ECO) program began in October 2013. This program is part of the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment's (E3) ongoing efforts to meet USAID objectives in training, communication, knowledge management and facilitation needs in the Environment and Natural Resources Management (ENRM) sector and Global Climate Change (GCC) issue area. The two primary ECO program objectives are (1) to provide USAID staff and the broader development community with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to design, implement, monitor and evaluate quality programs and (2) develop and enhance communications and information management systems that facilitate knowledge sharing and learning for improved development impact. ECO builds directly on the lessons learned and activities from the Capitalizing Knowledge, Connecting Communities (CK2C) contract (including the ENRM- Learning Initiative (ENRM-LI)) and the Office of Global Climate Change's Training, Outreach and Communications Task Order (GCC TOC). The work to be performed under this Task Order consists of the following four tasks. Implementation of the activities under each task will occur simultaneously. Task 1: Competency-based Training; Task 2: Knowledge Management; Task 3: Communications and Reporting; Task 4: Facilitation. The ECO implementation team is currently comprised of Training Resources Group, Inc. (TRG), Engility/IRG and Forum One Communications. Position Summary: The Senior Communications Specialist will be the primary task manager for Task 3 under ECO, and will facilitate and coordinate a team of communication staff and consultants (e.g. writers, graphic designers, copy editors) on specific communication products for USAID. He or she will be responsible for the day to day communications and reporting activities with the team's respective counterparts in USAID. Working closely with the Chief of Party and the Operations Manager and the communications team, he/she will coordinate, organize, and scope out all related communications activities. The Senior Specialist will coordinate with subject matter experts in Global Climate Change, Forestry & Biodiversity, Land Tenure & Resource Management and other environmentally related fields to develop communication and outreach products and events. Communication activities will include the production of fact sheets, case studies, success stories, and other communication and outreach materials. These resources will be produced and distributed via a range of media (e.g., print, web, social media), and may require quick- turn-around activities or products. The Senior Specialist will report to the Chief of Party and will work closely with the Operations Manager, as well as with other ECO Task Managers (Knowledge Management, Training and Facilitation) depending on the integrative nature of the communication products. This position is dedicated to the ECO Project which is due to expire in September 2018. Primary Role and Responsibilities: 1. Manage all communication and outreach activities under ECO, working closely with a team of internal staff and external consultants to provide strategic direction for publications and launch events. 2. Advise and help conceptualize communication and outreach events (launch events, outreach efforts, communication strategies). 3. Coordinate, oversee and review the development of fact sheets, case studies, success stories, reports and other publications. 4. Manage client relations with USAID, and coordinate closely with Chief of Party and Operations Manager. 5. Manage agreed upon budgets for each communication activity. 6. Attend weekly ECO staff meetings. 7. Provide strategic communications input in other task areas and project-wide conceptual conversations. QUALIFICATIONS, Abilities, and Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public policy, or related field. A minimum of 15 years of experience in a professional, strategic communications and messaging role. Excellent writing, editing, research and verbal communication skills. Experience with web communications (web sites, blogs, social media, etc.) At least five years of relevant management or supervisory experience. Excellent project management and organizational skills. Ability to work effectively both individually and as a member of a team. Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills. Preferred Skills and Experience: Master's degree in related field. Technical knowledge of environmental subject matter (e.g. climate change, biodiversity, and/or forestry, etc.) strongly preferred. Familiarity with writing styles and approval processes in a large organization. Familiarity with USAID or other related international organizations. Some international experience. TO APPLY: If you are interested in applying for this position, visit our website www.trg- inc.com to find out more information about our company. Please send your resume and an original cover letter to hr@trg-inc.com. Please put "ECO Senior Communications Specialist" in the subject line of your e-mail. Your cover letter should specifically discuss why you feel you are a good fit for this opportunity. We will follow up with you should we feel that your background and experience meets the requirements of the position. No phone calls please. TRG is an equal employment opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age or disability. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with TRG depends solely on your qualifications.
****************************** *CS3 STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER OVERSEAS
The USAID/Office of Crisis Surge Support Staff (CS3), formerly the Office of Civilian Response, has opened a new position for a Strategic Communications Officer located overseas. This is an intermittent Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-14 equivalent level. The position is open to U.S. citizens only due to security clearance requirements. Applications for this position are due no later than October 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT. TO APPLY: For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please visit www.globalcorps.com.
****************************** *IQC PROJECT MANAGER, ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING USA BASED
Sheladia Associates, Inc. is seeking an IQC Project Manager, Architecture & Engineering. Must be US Citizen. Sheladia Associates, Inc. is a top 200 ranked architecture and engineering firm with experience in more than 70 countries world- wide. The firm has been providing full Architectural & Engineering Services and Development Consulting Services since 1974 in the United States and throughout the world, implementing projects in Asia, The Middle East, Europe, Africa, and throughout the Americas. OVERVIEW: We are seeking an IQC Project Manager for an upcoming USAID Indefinite Quantity Contract for A/E Services worldwide. The new IQC will build on previous USAID-funded efforts in addressing these areas. The services will cover transportation, vertical structures, water resources, ICT, environment and sanitation, energy and other sectors in the areas of planning, feasibility studies, design, procurement, construction management and supervision, program management, value engineering, policy development, disaster relief, technical assistance and capacity building. Services include: feasibility studies, detailed design, construction supervision, advice/ guidance, training of USAID staff and capacity building of host country government entities and firms. Sectors include: Water Resources: planning, design and training for water resource management, urban and rural water systems, watershed management, drainage, basin management, irrigation, flood control, and development of groundwater. Environmental/ Sanitation: storm water drainage, environmental assessment, wastewater treatment and integrated water resource management. Civil and Industrial Engineering: design of buildings and civil works structures such as roads, ports, railroads, and bridges. The building and support structure related to industrial parks and industrial clustering areas; supply chain management infrastructure design; waste/ energy minimization strategies; design of green buildings and sustainable construction; construction design concepts including materials/ technology selection; pro-poor designs; site planning and management; and designing construction and demolition techniques. Power and Telecommunications: rural electrification, design of power systems for alternative sources, including wind, solar, flowing water, hydropower, bio-fuels, bio-gas and other clean sources. Value Engineering, Engineering Economics Institutional and Policy Reform: alternative financing, capacity building and training specific to: construction, rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of infrastructure, including water, roads, shipping and transportation systems, and power matrices; tariff studies cost recovery systems, and analysis of public private partnerships; whole cycle performance and costing; and procurement needs. POSITION DESCRIPTION: The US-based IQC Project Manager will supervise and manage international task orders. The IQC Project Manager will serve as the principal point of contact for procedural and substantive matters. In addition to the technical leadership role and responsibilities vested in this person, the IQC Project Manager shall be responsible for preparing and responding to task order proposals. Responsibilities include: Providing overall leadership in the management of the contract. Serving as primary point of contact with USAID on substantive and contractual matters. Ensuring effective performance of the contract including proper technical oversight and quality control. Coordinating staff recruitment, reporting, procurement, finance, administration and management of all Task Orders. Working closely with the business development team in responding to Task Order proposal requests. Providing short-term technical assistance directly in the incumbent's area of specialization. Developing linkages and partnerships with national and regional organizations and consultants and assessing their capacity to provide services. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Master's degree or higher in a relevant field. Work Experience: At least 15 years of technical and project management work experience in an international development context, with progressive responsibility and work experience in managing and implementing large and complex infrastructure programs overseas. Additional Experience: Substantial managerial and technical experience in infrastructure issues in developing countries (with substantial post- conflict or post-disaster or fragile country experience preferred). Supervisory Experience of at least 10 years, including direct supervision of professional and support staff; assembling teams of infrastructure professionals to respond to complex assignments; quality evaluation of staff performance and project deliverables; and contract management. Prior experience with USAID projects and knowledge of USAID procedures is required. Demonstrated ability to both develop and sustain client relationships with a wide variety of USAID professional contacts working in related fields. Demonstrated strong management and coordinating skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Excellent English written and verbal communication skills. TO APPLY: Reminder: This is a US - Based position and you MUST be a US citizen and reside in the US to apply. If you are both qualified and interested in being a part of our team, please send the following to Kathy Koo (kkoo@sheladia.com): Updated CV including: Phone and email contact information; References and contact information; Requested Remuneration. EEOC Employer
****************************** *PROGRAM OFFICER GENDER EMPOWERMENT ATLANTA, GA
CARE is seeking a talented Program Officer for the Gender and Empowerment (GE) Unit who is responsible for programmatic, operational, financial and administrative support to the GE Unit. Expected Travel: up to 10%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. She/he will provide support for key operational and administrative areas of the unit, including: project tracking, communications and knowledge sharing, coordination of meetings and contribution to project reports, grant oversight, and planning. This position will also assist the team with general administration functions including procurement, human resource processes and coordination of major meetings. The Program Officer will actively support communications and knowledge management functions in the unit, particularly those related to project grants including internal websites. She/he will work directly with all the Gender and Empowerment Unit team members, and will collaborate with other units, departments and staff, including those in Programs Partnerships Learning and Advocacy (PPLA), Headquarters (HQ), Regional Management Units (RMUs) and Country Offices (COs). She/he will also be responsible for providing backstopping support to other programming initiatives in line with the GE priority areas and projects as necessary. This person will have overall knowledge and understanding of Gender and Empowerment programming and priorities, and will be able to represent the GE unit and its activities to other CARE departments and external agencies and individuals. Primary Responsibilities: Communications and Knowledge management; Logistical and operational support and coordination; GE unit membership; Pamodzi/ Financial and Grants management. PRIMARY SKILLS: Bachelor's Degree in International Development, Gender Studies or a related area. 2-4 years' experience within a development or humanitarian organization. Ability to work in an adaptable and collaborative manner across different work functions and dynamic, international and intercultural teams within a complex organizational structure. Skills in cross-cultural communication with people with different levels of English proficiency. Excellent interpersonal/ team-building skills. Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English. Ability to communicate knowledge, ideas and issues in an appropriate manner to diverse audiences. Excellent planning, organizing and problem solving skills. Familiarity with developing and monitoring program budgets and tracking systems. Experience working with foundation funded projects and other donor agencies. Excellent skills in preparing documents for publication. Strong analytical skills. Project management skills, including planning and budgeting. Workshop coordination and facilitation skills. Attention to detail and follow-through on tasks. Strong knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook. Experience with Adaptive Planning and/or Peoplesoft, a plus. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 443. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** *RESEARCH AND MATRIX ADVISOR WASHINGTON, DC
Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do - believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services - from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Program Overview: Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services for Women and Girls (E2A) is USAID's global flagship project for strengthening quality FP/RH service delivery. The project is designed to reduce unmet need by scaling-up proven best practices (BPs) to ensure that women and girls receive and use quality services through all stages of the reproductive life cycle. By promoting healthy FP/RH behaviors, gender-equality, and compelling evidence for FP use, E2A will directly support the principles of the USG Global Health Initiative (GHI). This five-year project is led by Pathfinder International in partnership with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), IntraHealth International, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access/ ExpandNet, and PATH. Position Purpose: The Research and Metrics Advisor contributes to E2A Project research and evaluation activities in order to increase global support for the use of evidence-based best practices to improve family planning and reproductive health services access and quality. S/he contributes to the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities to measure the overall E2A project performance against established goals and objectives, and report on project achievements. The Research and Metrics Advisor also contributes to the development of tools for field offices and local implementing partners to collect data and assists, as needed, to analyze and present data. In addition, the Research and Metrics Advisor assists in the preparation of project reports for dissemination to USAID and the global health community. Key Responsibilities: Work with the Director of M&E to implement monitoring and evaluation plans, including identifying appropriate indicators, entering and analyzing project data, and reporting project achievements against project objectives. Track project achievements/ deliverables and implementation of planned/ proposed project activities. Under the guidance of the M&E Director and as needed, develop/ adapt data collection tools, including survey questionnaires, key informant interview schedules, facility assessment and supervision instruments, as well as relevant training materials for country program use. As needed, assist field supported programs to develop data recording and reporting tools and train them to collect data required to measure progress against project targets and objectives. As needed, assist the Director of M&E to design and facilitate implementation and analysis of baseline surveys for new activities. This may include contributions to survey instruments, survey protocol, and reviewing consultant reports and other deliverables. Verify data quality and prepare data for performance review by the Project Director. Compile quarterly programmatic reports and ad-hoc technical highlights for dissemination to USAID and global health community as appropriate. Contribute to the development, review and dissemination of E2A technical papers and briefs as appropriate. Assist in Interpreting project data for project technical staff and managers, and with identification of action points and lessons learned. Participate in conducting literature and systematic reviews on FP/RH Best Practices. Represent E2A in professional meetings, conferences and presentations. Participate in project midterm and final evaluations. Respond to E2A Project Partners' requests for programmatic information. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of M&E and Project Director. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in demography, statistics, social sciences, health information management or related field. Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience designing, implementing and overseeing monitoring and evaluation tasks for health and/or development projects. Proven technical skills in monitoring and evaluation, including, at a minimum, data collection planning and implementation (routine or survey) and timely data analysis, synthesis, and communication of results. Familiarity with international indicators and standard measurement tools in the areas of reproductive health/ family planning, maternal and neonatal health, HIV & AIDS and other relevant technical areas. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills. Competency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and ACCESS, and at least one statistical software package (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA). Experience in use of data to inform decision-making, planning, and performance monitoring. Demonstrated ability to work with various constituencies, preferably including field offices. Fluency in both written and spoken English. Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to effectively convey technical material to both expert and lay audiences. Ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 15 % as needed. Comfortable with a team approach and the ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks and short deadlines. Strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy of work produced. On-the-ground work in field-based programs in Africa, Asia and/or Near East Region. Knowledge of USAID reporting requirements. Additional language capabilities in Spanish, Portuguese and/or French. Knowledgeable in special challenges faced in the developing world in the areas of reproductive health/ family planning, HIV/AIDS, post- abortion care, adolescent health and service quality assurance. Formal training in monitoring and evaluating health projects. Experience with database construction and/or management. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/. Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
****************************** *INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM OFFICER WASHINGTON, DC
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), a 501(c)4 trade association, seeks a Program Officer for its international energy regulatory programs. This position is for 12 months, with the possibility for extension depending on grant funding and performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The organization offers a generous benefits package. The candidate will work primarily on energy regulatory programs for Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor's or master's degree in Energy, Environment, International Relations, Public Administration or related field and 2-4 years professional experience is required. Experience with non-profit and USAID regulations and procedures highly desirable. In-country living experience in developing or transition country and proficiency in a foreign language is useful. Requires knowledge of energy sector and policy, familiarity with electricity and natural gas regulation highly desired. Strong experience in coordinating international and domestic workshops and meetings; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; experience managing delegations in developing countries; strong communication, analytical, computer and writing skills; ability to work well in both a team setting and individually. Previous program management experience and working knowledge of relevant exchange visitor (J-1) visa procedures very useful. International and domestic travel required (approx. 25% of time). Responsibilities: organizes international exchanges, meetings, training programs, conferences; design and develop interactive activity agendas on energy regulation; implements Monitoring and Evaluation Plan and writes associated reports for projects; delivers briefings (written and oral) to donor representatives regarding energy reform in the target countries; serves as a facilitator during activities; drafts correspondence, press releases; conducts research; maintain files & databases; coordinates logistical arrangements (travel, hotel, meals, visa, insurance, etc.); prepares financial/ expenditure documents, expense reports, and project budgets. Must be extremely proficient in Microsoft Office. Must be US citizen or have US work permit.TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to Ms. Erin Hammel, Director, International Programs, NARUC, www.naruc.org/international, email: ehammel@naruc.org. No telephone calls. EOE
****************************** *EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CEO/PRESIDENT & SENIOR VP OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International is seeking an Executive Assistant (EA) who is responsible for providing primary high-level administrative support to the CEO, the CEO's Office and the Senior VP of International Programs. S/he may lead project work as it relates to the work of the CEO. The Executive Assistant will play a critical role in ensuring smooth day-to-day operations for the CEO, Senior VP and other Executive Team members, as needed. Main Responsibilities of the Job: Executive Management Support: Performs a variety of administrative tasks including calendar management for the President/CEO and Senior VP International Programs. Interfaces effectively and professionally with senior level staff both internally and externally. Sets up and prioritizes meetings in order to maximize the time of the President/CEO and Senior VP International Programs. Works with the technical leads to compile briefing packs with talking points and background reading required for meetings. Responds, as appropriate, on behalf of the CEO & VP International Programs to invitations and requests for information. Maintains all files for the Executive Office & the Senior VP International Programs. Maintains and takes minutes of meetings such as all-staff, and IP Senior Management as required. Drafts correspondence on behalf of the CEO and Senior VP Institutional Programs. Manages all travel logistics both domestic & international for the CEO, Senior VP International Programs. Processes expense reports. Assists with the budget expenditures for the Executive Office. Organizes meetings, retreats and conferences. Negotiates rates with hotels and vendors on behalf of the organization. Performs additional administrative duties as needed. Board Support: Provides general support and assistance to the Board of Directors. May be asked to draft agenda, compile PowerPoint presentations, or other board related material. Assists with the planning and organizing of quarterly Board meetings. Manages travel logistics both domestic & international. Arranges all bookings with hotels, catering, transportation and any other requirements when needed. Processes expense reports and ensures timely handling and reimbursements. Manages annual budget for Board meetings. Success Indicators: A demonstrated commitment to creating a successful and engaging culture for all team members in support of Plan's mission. Skills needed to be successful on the job: Strong oral and written communication skills; Strong editing and proof-reading skills; Ability to manage multiple demands and priorities, and negotiate timelines. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism in all circumstances. Ability to look forward, anticipate needs, and plan accordingly. Ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with Plan staff in overseas offices, in donor organizations and in peer organizations. Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality. Full English language fluency required. Administrative skills and advanced knowledge of computer applications (MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree preferably in business, communications, international development or a related field. 7+ years' experience working directly for a CEO or senior executive in an administrative role. Physical and Mental Demands: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Work Environment: Typical office environment; Job is based in Plan's Washington, DC Office; Occasional domestic travel may be required; Occasional evenings and weekends required; Ability to work hours outside of a normal workday may be required. Key Interactions: Within Plan International USA: Senior Leadership Team, managers, staff, Board of Directors. Within the Global Plan World: Visiting Field staff, International or National Office staff. Outside Plan: Visitors and guests from peer organizations, USG staff at USAID, the State Department, and other institutions as required. TO APPLY: Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume via our website www.planusa.org/jobopps. The closing date for applications is October 19, 2014. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
****************************** *DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS AFGHANISTAN
The IRC is seeking a Deputy Director of Programs who provides a leadership, decision- making and coordinating role on programmatic issues, both in the development of quality proposals as well as the effective implementation of IRC's projects in Afghanistan. With a focus on refugees, internally-displaced populations affected by natural and men made disasters, IRC is currently implementing programs in four lead sectors, namely Community Driven Reconstruction, Environmental Health (WASH), Education, and Economic Recovery and Development. The program is expanding and is expected to move into other sectors such as public health and protection. As a senior member of the country management team (CMT), the Deputy Director Programs leads on the development of strategies and implementation of programming in the nine geographic areas/ provinces e.g. Kabul, Nangarhar, Laghman, Paktya, Helmand, Badghis, Herat, Logar, Khost, where the IRC is currently operational. TO APPLY: Please apply online at: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=10924
****************************** *DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AFGHANISTAN
The IRC is seeking a Deputy Director of Operations who provides leadership of these efforts to ensure quality program delivery by improving the integration, management and planning of country operations. The Deputy Director of Operations manages a team made up of the Supply Chain Coordinator, and Human Resources Coordinator, based in the Kabul main office and Field Coordinators working in nine field sites. TO APPLY: Please apply online at: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=10979
****************************** *FIELD OFFICER, LEBANON COMMUNITY RESILIENCE PROGRAM LEBANON
MSI is seeking a Field Officer in Lebanon. In coordination with the Program Development Officer and the Grants Specialist, the Field Officer will be responsible for supporting LCRP Project Activity Implementation Teams with administrative, program, logistical and operational needs. The Field Officer positions are located in North Lebanon and the Bekaa Valley and will be required to travel to Beirut for weekly reporting and staff meetings. The position reports to the Chief of Party. REQUIRES: University degree in Social Sciences or related field. Strong networks and ties within communities of North Lebanon or the Bekaa Valley. Ability to handle multiple priorities, events, projects and accurately report on progress. Experience working in community development preferred. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.
****************************** *MONITORING AND REPORTING SPECIALIST LEBANON
MSI is seeking a Monitoring and Reporting Specialist in Lebanon. Under supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer the Monitoring and Reporting Specialist will support programmatic and technical aspects of the LCRP Project by assisting with monitoring and evaluation approaches and tools and working closely with the LCRP Project team to implement these techniques. The position is based in Beirut. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree. Minimum of two years' experience in monitoring and evaluation of development projects. Experience with data input and program reporting. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Excellent organizational and detail- oriented skills. Ability to travel country-wide to project activity locations. Proven ability to work effectively as a team member. Fluency in English. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.
****************************** *EVALUATION SPECIALISTS / TEAM LEADERS, FOOD SECURITY EVALUATION USAID/EAST AFRICA
MSI is seeking experts with experience in food security and evaluation to examine the effectiveness of USAID FtF programs in East Africa. These programs focus on agricultural production, value chain analysis, nutrition and rural development. Ideal candidates will have a familiarity with USAID programming and be available for field work for periods of up to two months at a time. We anticipate conducting several FtF evaluations during the latter part of 2014 and early 2015. REQUIRES: Master's degree or PhD in a relevant field, such as Agricultural Economics, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management/ Economics. Extensive knowledge of the USAID, Feed the Future Programs, agricultural development and natural resource management. At least 15 years of evaluation experience and a background in developing effective and innovative ways to measure the outcomes of food security programs. Knowledge of, and experience in applying, qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods. A strong record in designing and leading institutional and formative evaluations. Extensive development experience in East Africa. Fluency in Kiswahili a plus. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.
****************************** *SOCIAL WORK ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST KADUNA, NIGERIA
AIHA will deploy a volunteer whose goal will be to build the organizational capacity of the Association for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria (AONN) to stand as a local resource that actively supports Nigeria's social welfare workforce through the organization of the country's CBOs working with OVC. The volunteer will provide hands-on coaching, mentoring, and technical assistance to AONN officers to strengthen organizational deficiencies and gaps. REQUIRES: Baccalaureate degree in social work or Masters in social work. At least 2 years' experience in social work. Experience in organizational development and assessments, budgeting, and financial management. Knowledge of public health, particularly related to OVC and HIV/AIDS programs. Experience training and enhancing the skills of others in an interactive manner. For more information and to apply visit aiha.com/en/employmentopportunities/
****************************** CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
Catholic Relief Services has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.crs.org/about/careers/
*ADVISOR FOR HISPANIC OUTREACH BALTIMORE, MD
The Advisor has primary responsibility for strengthening CRS's relationships with national and regional Hispanic Catholic organizations in order to effectively engage Hispanic Catholics in global solidarity through CRS programs and resources. REQUIRES: Master's degree in Pastoral Ministry, Non-Profit or Organizational Management or equivalent. Minimum 5 years' experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with the Hispanic Catholic community including familiarity with leaders, organizations, and trends. Proven ability to coordinate groups and programs. Vacancy no: D1954
*C3 PROJECT MONITORING, EVALUATION, KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND LEARNING OFFICER BALTIMORE, MD
Key responsibilities of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Knowledge Management and Learning Officer include overseeing the C3 Performance Monitoring Plan and ensuring timely submission of quality data from a number of subprojects around the world. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in International Development or related field; Master's degree preferred. Minimum 2 years professional experience working in a development setting. At least 2 years' experience of work in humanitarian or development context projects with monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Vacancy no: D1963
****************************** *MEL ADVISOR BOSTON, MA
Oxfam America has posted an opening for an MEL Advisor who supports CF's savings-led microfinance program and rural resilience initiative by developing strong monitoring and evaluation framework and by establishing systems to assess mid-term and long-term impacts of these programs. REQUIRES: Master's degree in Economics, Anthropology, other Social Sciences or equivalent experience, education and training. A minimum of three (3) years related work experience. Experience developing MEL frameworks and monitoring systems as well as conducting evaluations of development initiatives. Experience supervising external consultants for research and evaluations ensuring quality and timely delivery of products. Strong training and experience in qualitative or qualitative research methods, with a preference for both. For more information and to apply visit www.oxfamamerica.org/whoweare/jobs/available- positions.
****************************** *PROJECT COORDINATOR, DEEP-SEA FISHERIES ROME, ITALY
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted an opening for a Project Coordinator (Deep-sea Fisheries) (P-5) in Rome. The incumbent will fulfil a dual role as both the project coordinator leading the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) Deep Seas Project Management Unit (PMU) team in implementing the ABNJ Deep Sea Project and as a deep-sea fisheries specialist providing general technical support to the ABNJ Deep Seas Project Components 1-3 and relevant activities of the FAO Deep-sea Fisheries Programme. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in fisheries science or economics, resource management or a closely related field. Ten years of relevant experience in fisheries, with specific experience in fisheries management and biodiversity conservation, including demonstrated experience in the management of complex, multi-country projects. Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of French, Spanish Russian, Chinese or Arabic. TO APPLY: visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete the on-line application. Closing date: 10/2/14. Vacancy no: FID-67-14-PRJ
****************************** *HEAD OF PROGRAMME GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
The United Nations Office for Project Services seeks a Head of Programme (P-5) in Geneva. The Head of Programme has overall day-to-day management oversight and responsibility for UNOPS GVAC programme delivery activities to its partners, with special attention given to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) in the health sector. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) preferably in business/ commerce, economics, management, international affairs, political science, development studies or related area. At least 10 years with master's degree or 12 years with first university degree of progressively responsible experience in an international programme management which includes leading roles in managing projects. Extensive experience in the area of client relationships, business development and marketing, in working with a network of development clients and agencies at the senior level. 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: 10/5/14. Vacancy no: VA/2014/B5007/5852
****************************** 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.
*POPULATION AFFAIRS OFFICER ADDIS ABABA
A Population Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in Addis Ababa. Duties: Provides substantive support on population issues to intergovernmental bodies, such as the Commission on Population and Development, the Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly or the regional commissions. This activity includes preparing reports or inputs for reports to intergovernmental bodies, attending meetings, preparing summary reports on meetings, assisting in the organization of panels or round tables. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in demography or in sociology, statistics or economics with an emphasis on demography. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in population analysis and research or related area. Field experience in developing countries and country or region- specific knowledge is also required. Closing date: 11/8/14. Vacancy no: 14-POP- ECA-37106-R-ADDIS ABABA(G)
*ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER ADDIS ABABA
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in Addis Ababa. Duties: Develops socio- economic databases and qualitative information necessary for specified recurrent or ad hoc assignments. Interprets, applies and, as necessary, adapts econometric models to determine trends, patterns and relationships and to analyze the effects of alternative policies and assumptions. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics or related field. A PhD in economics or related field is desirable. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area. Experience in infrastructure services policies and regulations in Africa is desirable. Closing date: 11/3/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-ECA-36998-R-ADDIS ABABA(G)
****************************** UNITED NATIONS EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC, AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION
The United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization is seeking applicants for the following positions. TO APPLY: Candidates wishing to apply for this post should do so through the following website: http://www.unesco.org/employment.
*PROGRAMME SPECIALIST PARIS
A Programme Specialist (P-3) is sought in Paris. The incumbent will organize the implementation of the programme of work for the Intergovernmental Coordination Group (ICG) for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and connected seas (NEAMTWS). REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in oceanography, geophysics, geology or other related field. A minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience in the operation and/or management of ocean and/or geophysical systems such as observations, detection and communication networks. Experience in disaster management, community safety awareness and/or development planning. At least 2 years of experience at the international level. Closing date: 11/9/14. Vacancy no: SC435.
*PROGRAMME SPECIALIST OOSTENDE, BELGIUM
A Programme Specialist (P-3) is sought in Oostende, Belgium. The incumbent of the post will coordinate the planning and implementation of the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), including oversight of the OBIS database and related products/ services (administration, organization of meetings and training courses, drafting of contracts and agreements, preparation of financial and technical reports as required by UNESCO/IOC and donors/ sponsors). REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in earth science and/or marine science. A minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience in the operation and/or management of ocean systems such as observation and/or data management networks. At least 2 years of experience at the international level. Closing date: 11/9/14. Vacancy no: 1BESC 0002RP
*DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF HEADQUARTERS MANAGEMENT PARIS
A Director, Division of Headquarters Management (D-1) is sought in Paris. Under the overall authority and the direct supervision of Director of the Bureau for Management of Support Services (DIR/MSS), the Director of the Division of Headquarters Management will provide the managerial, supervisory and financial leadership for the Division and promote customer oriented services. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in public or business management, engineering, facilities management, social sciences or other relevant areas. At least 15 years of relevant and senior level professional experience in an international, intergovernmental or public sector organization of comparable complexity. Experience in resource mobilization and development of partnerships. Experience in conducting complex negotiations diplomatically and tactfully. Closing date: 11/5/14. Vacancy no: MSS 260
****************************** *RECRUITMENT MISSION TO THE MIDDLE EAST
The IMF, central to the current economic debate, is an organization of 188 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability and promote sustainable economic growth. To support policy and advisory work of the Fund undertaken by economists, there are a range of professionals with backgrounds in the following areas: Finance & Accounting, Communications/ Public Relations, Information Technology (IT), Human Resources (HR), Legal. In November 2014, the IMF will visit countries in the Middle East region (UAE and Kuwait) to conduct preliminary interviews for employment in Washington, DC for the full range of professions including Economists, Lawyers, and professionals in Finance, HR, IT and Communications. REQUIRES: Successful candidates should have a graduate degree, preferably at the PhD level, in macroeconomics, financial economics or related fields, plus 2 to 6 years of relevant professional experience at national and regional level in macroeconomic policy, quantitative techniques, and country surveillance. All experienced economist positions require strong analytical skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Selected candidates should demonstrate strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills to advise senior government officials on technical issues. TO APPLY: Candidates meeting the qualifications are invited to apply online at https://www.imf.org/external/np/adm/rec/db/index.htm. Job Number: 1400786. Closing date: 10/28/14.
****************************** *LABOUR MARKET SPECIALIST GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
The International Trade Center is seeking a Labour Market Specialist (P-4) in Geneva. The technical specialist will contribute to ILO's activities in the field of labour and development economics. She/he will be contributing to policy development activities regarding labour market institutions, formalization of employment, equality at work and workers' protection. She/he will provide country assistance to constituents in these areas. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in social sciences or relevant technical field with demonstrated expertise in the relevant field. Eight years' experience at the national level or five years at the international level. Confirmed working experience on labour market institutions and informal economy. TO APPLY: Please apply online at http://www.intracen.org/menus/itc.htm. Closing date: 10/12/14. Vacancy no: RAPS/3/2014/WORKQUALITY/02
****************************** *WORLD LEARNING UGANDA
World Learning, a global non-profit organization, (www.worldlearning.org) is actively seeking 2 key personnel: 1) Chief of Party, 2) Deputy Chief of Party for a USAID- funded Better Outcomes for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda. Expected duration: 5 years. Successful candidates will be based in Uganda and travel regularly throughout the country. Recruitment contingent upon successful award of the project. Uganda nationals are highly encouraged to apply. The USAID Better Outcomes for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda program aims to improve health, nutrition, education and psychosocial wellbeing, and reduce abuse, exploitation and neglect among children and youth orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV (OVC) and other adversities in Uganda, particularly in the Eastern and Northern Regions. The program is one of several large-scale investments being made under USAID in Uganda and is expected to work in tandem (layer, integrate, sequence) with USAID's current and future programming in the region. TO APPLY: Please visit our website www.worldlearning.org and click on the employment tab to submit your application. Please note, a resume and cover letter (with 3 professional references) are required when applying to this position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Qualified candidates must apply ASAP as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. If you do not see the posting on our website, this means that a qualified candidate has been identified.
*CHIEF OF PARTY UGANDA
CHIEF OF PARTY'S ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS: The CoP will have overall responsibility for coordination of all project activities and staff. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID. S/he will manage a team of senior staff and sub-partners and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project. REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree or higher in international development, business administration, social sciences, public health, or a closely related field is required. Two years of experience living or working in a developing country is required; experience living and working in Uganda is preferred. The CoP must have strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical and management expertise, as demonstrated by at least ten years of experience designing, implementing and managing large, complex projects involving multiple partners, in/for developing countries, of which at least five years have been spent in the position of CoP or Deputy CoP of a large development program of equivalent size and scope. Management experience with a USG cooperative agreement preferred. Experience with child welfare and protection programs, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, service delivery, quality improvement or policy development is required. S/he must also have demonstrated international credibility as a leader on matters of the social service sector in developing countries. Experience working in East Africa is preferred. S/he must have experience interacting with government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies. Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English are also required. The CoP's experience and education shall be complementary to those of the Deputy Chief of Party.
*DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY UGANDA
DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY'S ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS: The proposed DCoP will be responsible for technical leadership of the program and manage a team of senior staff and sub-partners and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project. REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree or higher in international development, social sciences, public health, or a closely related field is required. The DCoP must be experienced in addressing the challenges faced by children affected by HIV or otherwise living in adverse circumstances, as demonstrated by at least five years of experience designing, implementing and managing large, complex projects involving multiple partners, in/for developing countries. Experience in Uganda is preferred. Experience with child welfare and protection programs, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, service delivery, quality improvement or policy development is required. Experience with programming to address gender concerns and programming for very young children and adolescents/ youth required. Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English are also required. Minimum of five years of experience living or working in a developing country is desirable; experience living and working in Uganda is preferred. The DCoP's experience and education shall be complementary to those of the CoP.
****************************** *HEAD, RESEARCH DATA WASHINGTON, DC
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is seeking a highly motivated individual for a newly created position as Head of Research Data Management Services. The successful candidate will lead the development of an institutional Research Data Management Services unit (RDMS) that supports advanced data acquisition, data storage, data management, data integration, and other computing and information-processing services. Housed within the Communications and Knowledge Management Division (CKM), the RDMS unit provides guidance and support to the two CGIAR research programs led by IFPRI - Policies, Institutions, and Markets and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health - as well as the Institute's research divisions/ programs/ offices. The position is a one-year, fixed-term, exempt, renewable appointment based at IFPRI's headquarters in Washington, DC. Essential Duties: Create the framework and identify the tools necessary for an institutional Research Data Management Services unit that supports researcher productivity and competitiveness and helps researchers prepare data-management plans for all proposals that produce research. Develop an institutional Research Data Management and Data Sharing policy that is compliant with CGIAR and international policies and standards. Help develop project and program data-management plans-in collaboration with the CGIAR research programs, IFPRI research divisions/ programs/ offices, Computer Services unit, and Knowledge Management unit (KM) within CKM. Use information- management best practices to harmonize data-collection processes and sources, database support, and storage engineering. Ensure the timely transfer of datasets from researchers to the KM unit for the public use of datasets and collaboration with other data consortiums. Develop and deliver research data-management training to IFPRI staff to increase awareness of research data-management requirements, best practices, benefits, and RDMS support. Hire, manage, and supervise future RDMS staff. Required QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Statistics, Computer Sciences, Information Science, or Social Science. Minimum of ten years of proven experience in database administration and data analysis, with a minimum of three years of data-collection experience. In-depth knowledge of and experience with data management and statistical analysis software, including Software-as-a-Service (Saas) platforms. Knowledge of advanced cyber infrastructure software technologies. Strong computer programming experience with an emphasis on designing complex, distributed database systems based on web-based architecture. Experience with assessment design and data management, with significant experience at the household level, with knowledge of different data- collection methodologies. Experience in designing, conducting, and analyzing large surveys in developing-country contexts. Experience in the management of large projects and multi-institutional collaborations. Experience in managing, training, and supporting staff. Proven ability to undertake activities through a participatory, inclusive, and consultative process; demonstrated ability to interact professionally with a diverse employee population and with all levels of staff and management. Fluency in written and spoken English; excellent English-language writing skills. Preferred Qualifications: A PhD in Statistics, Computer Sciences, Information Science, or Social Science. Proficiency in another language is desirable; command of French or Spanish would be an asset. Knowledge of geographical information systems and experience managing geospatial datasets. TO APPLY: Go to www.ifpri.org. Click on "Careers" and "Other" to link you to Position #14-185- Head of Research Data Management Services, CKM. Please complete on-line application, including a complete curriculum vitae and a detailed letter of interest. Also complete section providing 3 references. For more information on IFPRI, please visit our website at www.ifpri.org. EOE
****************************** *KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER WASHINGTON, DC
CARE is seeking a talented Knowledge Management and Communications Officer to join our advocacy team to support impact measurement activities and harness information relevant to our strategies. Expected Travel: up to 30%; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. Working in a fast paced environment, the Knowledge Management and Communications Officer must be able to work in a matrixed and geographically-dispersed organization, with the ability to self-start and carry projects forward with input from multiple teams. Responsibilities: 1. Lead development and implementation of the Advocacy Team's learning agenda aligned with the issue teams' strategies. This includes: develop a complimentary internal communications plan for the dissemination of information across internal teams; develop a strategy for implementing learning and knowledge management; coordinate and facilitate external knowledge sharing with like-minded organizations. 2. Drafting internal and external advocacy documents including: letters, talking points, updates, media outreach, mailings, issue briefs, fact sheets, advocacy reports, newsletters, invitations, and action alerts to support CARE's legislative agenda and volunteer advocacy network. 3. Conduct research, collecting and analyzing information and intelligence to inform advocacy strategies, including: liaising with leading international NGOs, the media, congressional committees and the Administration; attending and analyzing congressional hearings and briefings, and other relevant events in Washington, DC; monitoring news to identify advocacy opportunities. DESIRED SKILLS: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Two years previous professional experience in a similar position or an equivalent combination of work, study, and volunteer experience that has included responsibility for activities or outcomes other than academic assignments. Experience developing and implementing impact measurement activities. Solid writing, oral communication, Internet, spreadsheet, and organizational skills; Sound judgement and discretion. Ability to function in complex, changing environments, and to work with diverse groups as well as independently. Attention to detail. Experience working with Sharepoint sites, a plus. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 441. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** *PROGRAM SUPPORT MANAGER - UNITY STATE RUBKONA, SOUTH SUDAN
CARE is seeking a talented Program Support Manager who will be responsible for accounts, managing sub-office HR, helping, creating and monitoring sub-office administration budget, in collaboration with the Areas Programme Coordinator, Finance Officer and Assistant Country Director for Program Support (ACDPS). Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full- Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. S/he will be reporting to the ACDPS and serving as a member of the Sub-Office Management Team. This position's primary responsibility is ensuring organizational effectiveness by providing leadership for the organization's financial, HR, admin and logistic functions. Working with the management team, the position also contributes to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices as well as protecting CARE assets. This position will also interact with program managers and ACDP. Primary Responsibilities: Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support at State level; Finance Functions; General management and leadership; Human Resources/ Administration/ Finance; Logistic Functions; Safety; Perform other duties as assigned. PRIMARY SKILLS: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Logistics, Finance or related areas. Knowledge of contract management and knowledge and experience in organizational effectiveness and operations management implementing best practices. Budget development and oversight experience. A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace. Knowledge of tax and other compliance implications of non-profit status. Excels at operating in an fast pace, community environment. Strong background and work experience in Finance, Admin and logistics. Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word, outlook, and access. Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. Knowledge of tax and other compliance implications of non-profit status. Excels at operating in an fast pace, community environment. Excellent people manager, open to direction and Collaborative work style and commitment to get the job done. Persuasive with details and facts. Delegate responsibilities effectively. Excellent in staff capacity building. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 442 Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** *CONTENT DEVELOPER ATLANTA, GA
CARE is seeking a Content Developer. Expected Travel: up to 20%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. The Content Developer position is a strategic as well as an operational role. The Content Developer serves as an interpreter and analyst, gathering a wide array of information on CARE and its core issues and helping communicate those in a consistent and compelling way. The Content Developer will support the Brand and Communications team with writing and editing needs; manage CARE's annual report; oversee Brand Support functions; write and edit white papers, reports and research documents; among other needs. Primary Responsibilities: The Content Developer will perform writing assignments as a key member of the Brand & Communications team, including writing and editing press releases, media alerts, blogs, speeches, Op-Eds, letters to the editor, human interest stories, key messages, talking points and video scripts. The staff writer must grow intimately familiar with CARE's work and help interpret it for various target audiences, including the general public. He/she may be called upon to research and generate content for care.org and social media as well as presentations and info-graphics. He/she must have the ability to adapt tone and content for various audiences, provide advice on graphic content, help to develop concepts for written materials that may be needed and consult with others to provide guidance on writing priorities. The Content Developer will manage CARE's annual report, including developing thematic concepts, gathering and coordinating the development of content and managing consultants and vendors supporting the project. The Content Developer will help manage CARE's Brand Support function to ensure that materials are consistent, convey CARE's brand in a unified way, and comply with brand standards and style guidelines. He/she may be called upon to research, write and edit internal or external publications, white papers, brochures and other collateral materials. He/she must have a strong writing style, ability to adapt tone and level of difficulty for various audiences, provide advice on graphic content, help to develop concepts for written materials that may be needed and consult with others to provide guidance on writing priorities. Working in collaboration with creative production group. REQUIRED SKILLS: Bachelor's degree. At least 5 years' experience in writing, journalism, marketing, communications and/or public relations. Excellent, proven writing capabilities. Excellent communications skills. Ability to multi-task, work quickly and efficiency under pressure and deadlines. Solid understanding of news media and public relations. Photography. Second Language (French, Arabic or Spanish preferred). Overseas experience. Speech writing experience. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 439. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** *ASSISTANT COUNTRY DIRECTOR, PROGRAM SUPPORT GAZIANTEP, TURKEY
CARE is seeking an Assistant Country Director for Program Support (ACD/PS). Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. The ACDPS provides leadership, direction and management of all Program Support (administrative and financial) activities in the Country Office (CO). A significant part of the ACDPS responsibility is the oversight of financial and administrative activities to reduce risk and ensure compliance with donor, CARE and accepted practices in these areas. In the CARE Turkey context, the ACD/PS is expected to be more hands-on and perform most of the routine tasks in preparing finance documents, getting necessary approvals and submitting these for authorization, payment and processing in PeopleSoft. These routine tasks are necessary as there is no finance staff working in CARE Turkey office at the moment except the ACD/PS. This situation might change in FY15 if the CO decides to implement Full Pamodzi and recruit and train national staff. In general: Administration: Manage, supervise and monitor all aspects of the CO's administrative activities based on CARE policies and procedures. Ensure that functions are implemented efficiently and cost-effectively and the services provided to projects are adequate. Provide coaching, mentoring and training to administrative staff to develop their skills and knowledge. Provide leadership to the CO as part of the senior management team in the areas of administration strategic planning and policy development. In addition, this position has the responsibility to account for CO administrative resources, ensuring the proper authorization for and use of the resources, and managing any risk of misuse or loss of the resources. Finance: Manage, supervise and monitor all aspects of the CO financial, accounting and budgetary systems based on CARE policies and procedures and generally accepted accounting practices. To include: the management and monitoring of journal and ledger entries, bank accounts and reconciliations, cash projection and control, intra-company accounts, staff pension, payroll, taxation and donor receipt of funds. In addition, this position has the responsibility to account for CO financial resources, ensuring the proper authorization for and use of the resources, and managing any risk of misuse or loss of the resources. The ACD/PS ensures that all CARE program support and financial functions are implemented efficiently and cost-effectively, providing high quality services and information to 'clients' at the CO, regional and headquarters level as appropriate, as well as donors and other stakeholders. The position requires the development of CO annual plans related to administration and finance and the management of annual objectives to completion. Additionally, the position requires the application of skills that promote staff development through team-building, coaching, mentoring and performance management. Primary Responsibilities: Senior Leadership; Administrative Management; Financial Management; Safety and Security. REQUIRED SKILLS: Master's Degree in relevant field with emphasis in financial management and/or analysis. A minimum 7 years in a senior management position in administrative and financial areas. Fluent in English. Information Technology skills and knowledge of management of financial software systems. Budgeting and financial management skills. Coaching, mentoring, training, facilitation, and team building skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 433. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** *PROGRAM MANAGER, LEARNING TOURS WASHINGTON, DC
CARE is seeking a Learning Tours Program Manager who will support efforts to cultivate U.S. Congressional champions for improved policies and increased funding through CARE-sponsored travel to Africa, Asia and/or Latin America and follow-up education and advocacy. Expected Travel: up to 30%; Employee Duration: Active Full- Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. In order to develop U.S. champions for pro-poor policies, the project's two main strategies are to: 1) organize learning tours for Members of Congress and other influential individuals to developing countries and meet local leaders, and 2) conduct follow-up advocacy to maximize impacts on U.S. government policy and funding levels. In this role the Learning Tours Program Manager will coordinate between partner organizations and across many divisions, departments, regional management units and country offices within CARE. Responsibilities: Project Planning: Support tour planning processes including setting objectives; timeline; country selection; site selection; invitation strategy; domestic and in-country partner outreach; media preparation and strategy; and advance planning. Represent Learning Tours team internally and externally to build stakeholders for a successful tour. Tour Execution: Conduct advance trips to initiate in- country relationships and overall objectives on behalf of the project; manage delegation's needs and logistical matters on the tour; and coordinate as necessary at all stages of the tour to ensure success. Follow-up Advocacy: Work across departments and partner organizations as well as tour participants to develop and oversee the implementation of Individual Advocacy Plans (IAPs) for tour participants. Compile a range of compelling communications materials and conduct follow-up after a Learning Tour. Work closely with Citizen Advocacy, Government Relations, and other CARE staff to hand off tour participants to appropriate relationship managers. Represent Learning Tours on her/his assigned inter-disciplinary issue team with colleagues from across the Advocacy unit. She/he will contribute to a strategy around that issue, with a specific focus on engaging Learning Tour alumni, and will engage the rest of the team in implementing it. DESIRED SKILLS: Bachelor's degree in political science, international affairs, international development or a related field. Five years of professional experience or equivalent in relevant role. Experience managing projects in a complex, international organization. Experience with political and/or social change advocacy campaigns. Experience planning and managing Congressional delegation travel, advance work for political campaigns and/or other VIP travel overseas. Experience developing and managing partnerships and alliances. Knowledge of USG policies related to international development. General familiarity with U.S. tax laws and lobbying regulations related to nonprofit organizations. Comfortable getting things done without direct line management authority. Ability to remain calm under pressure. Advanced written and oral communication skills. Multiple language skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 438. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** *ISAO OPERATIONS MANAGER SANA'A, YEMEN
CARE is seeking a talented INGO (International Non-Government Organization) Safety Advisory Office (ISAO) Operations Manager dedicated to informing INGOs in Yemen on the safety and security context for the protection of their staff and assets and the continuation of programming. Expected Travel: up to 10%; Language Requirement: English and Arabic an advantage; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. The ISAO Operations Manager position will be responsible to maintain high standards across all of ISAO's services and project implementation, directly managing the operations analysts, thematic projects, and research projects, while at the same time broadening our network of contacts and being responsible for the conducting or facilitation of trainings and workshops. The operations manager will report directly to the ISAO project manager. ISAO is hosted by CARE International, though has separate offices in Sana'a and Aden. The Operations Manager is intended to strengthen the organizational capacity of ISAO through internal capacity building, the development of new products, the creation of relevant training modules and the institutionalizing of contextual knowledge on the country. Particular projects that would be managed include road profiling, GIS mapping support, thematic reports, governorate profiles, conflict mapping and ISAO's training mandate. Though ISAO has a Scope of Services approved by the INGO community, the operations manager will assess the needs of the INGO community to determine how ISAO can tailor its products to the most effective use - including the creation of new products and services. The position will also involve budgetary and reporting responsibilities for the various projects that he/she will manage. Primary Responsibilities: ISAO staff management in order to maintain and support the delivery of ISAO services to the INGO community in Yemen. Implementation of ISAO activities. Develop and maintain ISAO's training mandate for INGOs capacity building. Budget and component management. PRIMARY SKILLS: Master's degree in Development, International Relations, Political Science, Journalism, English or an equivalent or experience in research, INGO programming or security management. 5-7 years working in the humanitarian, development, research or similar such field. Applicants with uniquely a military or police background will not be considered. Demonstrable analytical and report writing skills. Experience in conducting training and facilitation of workshops. Advanced presentation and communication skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 430. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** *SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER, WILDLIFE CONSERVATION WASHINGTON, DC
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Senior Program Officer for Wildlife Conservation. The African Species Conservation Officer is the thought leader for WWF's African flagship species work (elephant, rhino and great ape). As the primary link between African field-based programs and the Washington, DC headquarters, s/he works closely with both our Africa program offices and headquarters staff on species conservation and with other initiatives (community- based conservation, anti-poaching, and geographic programs) that include conservation and management of African species to ensure programmatic synergies and form close alliances. S/he is responsible for initiating, developing, and coordinating transformational species conservation initiatives with multiple partners. S/he communicates the nature and results of the work to interested institutions, governments, partner organizations, and the public. Major Duties & Responsibilities: 1. Management of a portfolio of species conservation projects and contributes to other species projects. 2. Develops transformative projects on African species conservation. 3. Ensures harmonization of species conservation with other WWF initiatives. 4. Provides technical support to projects within the wildlife and other goal portfolios. 5. Collaborates and coordinates with the African Species Action Plan coordinators. 6. Keeps abreast of the latest conservation, development and political issues impacting Africa; disseminates this information within WWF, and uses this information to adapt WWF's conservation approach to emerging opportunities. 7. Develops strong inter- organizational partnerships on species conservation. 8. Identifies fundraising needs and opportunities, develops proposals, engages with and reports to donors. 9. Serves as a WWF spokesperson in media interviews, events and in public fora. Minimum REQUIREMENTS: 1. A Master's degree in ecology, conservation, wildlife biology or natural resource management is required. 2. At least 6 years' experience in conservation, wildlife ecology, protected area management, anti-poaching operations, community-based conservation or a related field required. 3. A minimum of 1 year experience living and working in Africa required. 4. Working knowledge of community-based conservation, protected area management and/or anti-poaching strategies approaches highly desirable. 5. Must have excellent research, writing, and communication skills. 6. Administrative and management skills essential. 7. Strong interpersonal/ cross-cultural/ diplomatic skills required. 8. Proven fundraising ability and a track record working with key donor institutions (e.g. USG, foundations, multi/ bi-lateral agencies). 9. Fluency in French helpful. TO APPLY: Please visit our careers page and submit an on-line application. The most compatible browser that supports the application process is Internet Explorer 7, or version 8 and 9 in "compatibility mode". Submit cover letter and resume to http://www.worldwildlife.org/careers, job #15028. Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone. As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and veteran or disability status. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/69s597c
****************************** *CHIEF GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT AND STRATEGY OFFICER / EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Chief Global Engagement and Strategy Officer/ Executive Vice President in Washington, DC. Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Chief Global Engagement and Strategy Officer contributes to realizing this purpose by: Co-leading the organization as part of the Executive Team; Growing and diversifying our revenue streams; Forging smart partnerships; Promoting the organization through marketing and communications; Influencing global decision makers through focused, relevant campaigns; Cultivating, harvesting and monetizing innovation and developing new products and services; Making the organization think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise. Position Purpose: The Chief Global Engagement and Strategy Officer reports to the CEO, is an officer of the corporation and is a member of Pact's executive leadership team. In that senior leadership role, the position is jointly responsible for the overall success of the organization. In summary, the position is responsible for leading and overseeing: opportunity development (i.e. global resource acquisition); marketing and communications; corporate engagement; external affairs; and business intelligence and strategy. Summary of Main Areas of Authority: Leadership: Serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO; help move us from a transactional to a transformational organization; provide constructive dissonance in the forging and of ideas and decisions; Partner in advancing the mission and serve as a standard bearer of organizational philosophies and behavioral competencies; Inspire, champion and spread a culture of shared success that makes true our belief that every imaginable problem has a solution and that when we dedicate ourselves to pursuing it, our efforts will be rewarded with a better world; Engage with the Board of Directors to help them be successful leaders and partners. Strategy: Ensure that Pact thinks and acts strategically at all times; Ensure that we have - and use - the best business intelligence available to us; Ensure we set organizational goals and objectives; Develop annual operating plans; Measure our ability to meet our goals by establishing and tracking objectively verifiable metrics; Drive critical thinking, self-reflection, and innovation; Help turn failures into strategic lessons and successes. Opportunity Development: Turn present and yet unimagined opportunities into revenue to fund our mission; Diversify our revenue streams and discover promising new economic models; Grow the portfolio. Marketing and Communications: Facilitate creative internal communications that enables strategic and cultural alignment; Make those who we want to know us, know us for what we want to be known for, and take action to support us. Promote and Influence: Promote Pact as the preferred partner for our integrated approach to building local promise; Convene and influence decision makers and constituents in support of critical issues; Forge smart and productive partnerships that promote a shared sense of purpose and mission. Product Development: Help cultivate, harvest and monetize innovation; Create, package, promote and productize our approaches and tools. General: Provide guidance and oversight to current or potential subsidiaries; Define and promote data driven, evidence based decision making. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrated experience in progressively responsible management and leadership positions; Demonstrated familiarity with non- profit international development landscape; A committed and effective communicator with excellent English language, public speaking, written and verbal communication skills; Experience building, partnering and maintaining excellent relationships with a variety of donor organizations, corporations, foundations and others; Excellence in working effectively in/with diverse groups and independently; demonstrated initiative and creativity in problem solving; Track record in successfully and effectively managing complex global programs with the ability to leverage strengths across the organization; Ability and willingness to travel internationally; Curiosity, drive, discernment, humility, passion of purpose. Preferred Qualifications: Field experience. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0115. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *DIRECTOR, CHANNELS AND TECHNOLOGY BOSTON, MA
ACCION has posted an opening for a Director, Channels & Technology, who will play an important role at Accion in helping further financial inclusion by contributing to the development of a world-class services organization, delivering high-quality services to support innovative companies, expanding our market leadership in channels and technology and helping build our internal capacity. REQUIRES: Must have consulting/ advisory services experience. 12-15 years relevant experience through a combination of consulting/ advisory services and microfinance, with working exposure to financial services, strategy, and hands-on operating experience in challenging contexts. Must have excellent knowledge of and expertise in digital financial services as well as hands- on knowledge of one or more of the following: mobile money, digital payments, mobile banking, POS/cards, agent banking. Experience piloting first of a kind, innovative solutions a plus. For more information and to apply visit www.jobs- accion.icims.com/jobs/intro. Vacancy no: 2014-1456
****************************** *M&E MANAGER MOZAMBIQUE
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking an M&E Manager for an anticipated USAID SAFRA Project located in Mozambique. Specific Responsibilities: Serving directly under the SAFRA M&E Director, the M&E Manager will be responsible for contributing to the design and implementation of the SAFRA M&E system at the provincial level. The SAFRA M&E Manager will be responsible for assisting the M&E Director with day to day operation of the SAFRA M&E system. S/he will be based in Maputo, Mozambique or in a provincial capital. Each provincial capital based M&E manager will supervise 2 to 5 M&E specialists, trainers, data quality monitors, and data entry staff. QUALIFICATIONS: 5 years' experience with agricultural, food security and nutrition project performance monitoring; College/ university degree in agricultural economics, economics, international development, health and nutrition, M&E or a related field; Experience contributing to the initiation and management of a developing country donor project performance monitoring system; Excellent and demonstrated MS Excel, MS Access and other data base management and data analysis software experience; Excellent and demonstrated team work skills; Demonstrated written and oral English communication skills; Significant experience with USAID's Feed the Future M&E requirements is strongly desired; Ability to speak Portuguese strongly desired; Experience living and working in southern Africa and/or Mozambique is strongly desired. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with "#14-66B, M&E Manager SAFRA", in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
****************************** *M&E DATA OFFICER MOZAMBIQUE
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking an M&E Data Officer for an anticipated USAID SAFRA Project located in Mozambique. The SAFRA Data Officers (10) will assist the M&E Director (in Maputo) and the M&E Manager (in four provincial capitals) with day to day operation of the SAFRA M&E system. S/he will be based in Maputo (2), Mozambique or in a provincial capital (8). The Data Officers will compile and input performance data into the SAFRA performance monitoring system, check data quality, address data quality shortfalls, provide suggestions for data entry improvements, archive data and maintain data archives. QUALIFICATIONS: 2 years' experience with agricultural, food security and nutrition or related project performance data entry and archiving; College/ university degree in computer science, agricultural economics, economics, international development, health and nutrition, M&E or a related field; Experience contributing to the initiation and management of a developing country donor project performance monitoring system; Excellent and demonstrated MS Excel, MS Access and other data base management and data analysis software experience; Excellent and demonstrated team work skills; Demonstrated written and oral English communication skills; Experience with USAID's Feed the Future M&E requirements strongly desired; Ability to speak Portuguese strongly desired; Experience living and working in southern Africa and/or Mozambique strongly desired. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with "#14-66C, M&E Data Officer SAFRA", in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
****************************** *M&E DIRECTOR MOZAMBIQUE
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a M&E Director for an anticipated USAID SAFRA Project located in Mozambique. The SAFRA M&E Director will oversee day to day M&E system operation. S/he will be based in Maputo, Mozambique and supervise 15 to 20 M&E specialists, trainers, data quality monitors, data entry and data archiving staff stationed in Maputo and four provincial offices. Serving directly under the SAFRA Chief of Party (COP), the M&E Director will have full authority for M&E system budget management, work planning, human resources and reporting. QUALIFICATIONS: 10 years' experience with agricultural, food security and nutrition project performance monitoring and knowledge management; Advanced academic degree in agricultural economics, economics, international development, health and nutrition, M&E or a related field; Experience setting up and managing a developing country donor project performance monitoring system; Excellent and demonstrated team work and leadership skills; Excellent and demonstrated written and oral English communication skills; Excellent and demonstrated MS Excel, MS Access and other data base management and data analysis software experience. Significant experience with USAID's Feed the Future M&E requirements is strongly desired; Ability to speak Portuguese is strongly desired; Experience living and working in southern Africa and/or Mozambique is strongly desired. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with "#14-66A, M&E Director", in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
****************************** *SOCIAL FRANCHISE TECHNICAL ADVISOR GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA
PSI has posted an opening for a Social Franchise Technical Advisor who will lead our regional strategy and operations for social franchising in LAC. REQUIRES: BA/BS degree or local equivalent. At least 5 years of experience working in/with franchises, preferably commercial and international franchises. Preference for at least 3 years of proven experience in the field of social marketing and/or health. Must have an understanding of business planning/ management. Exceptional written and oral communication skills in Spanish and English, with French as an added strength. For more information and to apply visit www.psi.org/jobs.
****************************** WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE
The World Resources Institute has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.wri.org/jobs
*RESEARCH ASSOCIATE WASHINGTON, DC
The Research Associate will support the consultation process on specific topics or in particular regions, including: researching local priorities, sensitivities and context; developing or adapting presentations, talking points and speaking notes for targeted events and stakeholder interaction. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in economics, environmental economics, environmental management, or similar required, Master's degree preferred. Minimum 2-4 years' full time experience in management consulting, research or government policy analysis or advice required. Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize. Strong PowerPoint production skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail.
*TRANSPORT RESEARCH ANALYST WASHINGTON, DC
WRI's Cities and Transport program has posted an opening for a Transport Research Analyst to work as part of its Health and Road Safety practice area and the EMBARQ network of Centers for Sustainable Transport. The position involves research and impact analysis for projects across WRI's international offices. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Transport Engineering, Urban Design, or a related field required; Master's degree preferred. Minimum 1-2 years full time experience required. Some experience with data analysis software such as Excel and STATA and statistical analysis methods. Some experience using ArcGIS or similar mapping software.
*DIRECTOR, US CLIMATE POLICY INITIATIVE WASHINGTON, DC
The Director of the U.S. Climate Policy Initiative will shape and execute an ambitious five year strategy to move the U.S. onto a path to achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions in line with current science. REQUIRES: Outstanding ability to communicate clearly, passionately, and confidently to influence a wide range of audiences, including senior policymakers, NGOs, and corporate leaders. Established network of senior-level government, NGO, and private-sector contacts and partners in the U.S. climate and energy field. Minimum 10 years' work experience including advanced knowledge of U.S. climate and energy policy and both public- and private- sector GHG emissions reduction strategies. Superb strategic thinking skills; a track record of creating and executing large, multi-year strategies preferred. Experience briefing journalists and speaking to the media.
*GLOBAL DIRECTOR, BUSINESS CENTER WASHINGTON, DC
The Global Director will lead the mobilization of business investment, action, and impact across WRI's six focus areas, and signature initiatives, where engaging the private sector is central to WRI's influence strategy. REQUIRES: Expert and thought- leader on corporate sustainability. Experience working in the private sector and in a highly matrixed and interdependent organizational structure. Experience working in rapidly developing economies such as China, India, and Brazil and on international development issues. Accomplished at business development or philanthropic fundraising at seven-figure levels and higher. Superior communication skills and the ability to communicate the business case to CEOs and CFOs and a record of presentations/ publications in the corporate sustainability field. Substantial experience, a minimum of 15 years, working with or in the private sector on environment and development issues.
*AQUEDUCT RESEARCH ASSISTANT WASHINGTON, DC
The Research Assistant will support the ongoing build-out and maintenance of the Aqueduct online platform and the development of an Aqueduct global flood risk tool. The candidate will also help develop web-based national water tools for China and India. REQUIRES: Minimum 1 year experience preferred. Master's degree in environmental and water related fields preferred. Proficiency in ArcGIS, MS Excel, and Python. Experience in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Strong analytic skills. Strong communication skills, including presentation experience. Experience in finance and economics a plus.
****************************** *PROGRAM OFFICER, ASIA WASHINGTON, DC
The ABA Rule of Law Initiative has posted an opening for a Program Officer, Asia who provides primary backstopping to the field team, supports the Division's business development efforts, including research, recruiting, proposal drafting and budget development, and other efforts to improve ABA ROLI's effectiveness and competitiveness. REQUIRES: BA in social sciences, or a relevant field with a minimum of three years previous work experience in international development, including short or long-term field experience. Working knowledge of USAID Rules and Regulations. Strong internet and computer software skills, including MS Office Suite programs, and web-based research tools. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work in multi-cultural and lingual settings. For more information and to apply visit http://www.abanet.org/rol/opportunities/ opportunities-home.shtml.
****************************** *JUNIOR ECONOMIST / POLICY ANALYST, SOUTH EAST EUROPE PARIS
The Organisation For Economic Co-Operation and Development is looking for a Junior Economist/ Policy Analyst to support a project on the development of innovative and high-potential enterprises: the Enterprise Development and Innovation Facility (EDIF) which aims to improve access to finance for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), to enhance the regulatory framework for innovative and high-potential SMEs and to stimulate the build-up of the venture capital ecosystem in SEE. S/he will also be involved in a project to monitor the implementation of the innovation and R&D dimension of the SEE2020 Strategy and may be involved in other projects dealing with innovation policy analysis and transferring best practices. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in natural sciences, science/ innovation policy, engineering, economics, economic development, business administration, finance, or equivalent. A minimum of two years of professional experience in one, or ideally several of the following policy areas: research, innovation, higher education, technology transfer, innovation financing instruments (such as seed or venture capital financing). Knowledge of the economic context of South East Europe and/or other transition economies; experience of working in or with South East Europe would be an advantage. Please apply online at https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/joblist.ftl?lang=en. Closing date: 10/6/14. Job Number: 09441.
****************************** 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-3) is sought in New York. The incumbent undertakes substantive functions on social development in the context of follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development (1995) and the 24th Special Session of the General Assembly. This includes drafting parliamentary documents, providing substantive support to intergovernmental bodies; and the organization of expert group meetings, seminars and workshops. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in social science or related humanities field or related area. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the social development field. Experience in drafting analytical reports is required. Experience at the international level is required. Experience in intergovernmental work, particularly providing substantive support to the intergovernmental process, is desirable. Closing date: 11/1/14. Vacancy no: 14-SOC-DESA-37084-R-NEW YORK(G)
*STATISTICIAN NEW YORK
A Statistician (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data used in human resource management in UN peacekeeping operations. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in statistics, mathematics, economics, sociology or related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data or related area. Experience in using relational databases to manage and retrieve statistical data is required. Experience in designing statistical models is desirable. Experience in statistical software (SPSS, R, SAS) and SQL Server is desirable. Closing date: 11/1/14. Vacancy no: 14-STT-DFS-35645-R-NEW YORK (X)
*DEPUTY REGIONAL DIRECTOR WASHINGTON, DC
A Deputy Regional Director (P-5) is sought in Washington, DC. Duties: Assist the Regional Director in maintaining a close working relationship and coherent coordination with governments and agencies in the region, regional and sub-regional environmental financial institutions, and intergovernmental bodies. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in environmental management, economics/ political science, public administration or a relevant scientific discipline. At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in national and international administration, governmental or environmental advocacy work. Closing date: 11/1/14. Vacancy no: 14-MPA-UNEP-36815-R- WASHINGTON (R)
*ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER ADDIS ABABA
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in Addis Ababa. Duties: Develops socio- economic databases and qualitative information necessary for specified recurrent or ad hoc assignments. Interprets, applies and, as necessary, adapts econometric models to determine trends, patterns and relationships and to analyze the effects of alternative policies and assumptions. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics or related field. A PhD in economics or related field is desirable. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area. Experience in infrastructure services policies and regulations in Africa is desirable. Closing date: 11/3/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-ECA-36998-R-ADDIS ABABA(G)
****************************** *UNIT HEAD VIENNA, AUSTRIA
The International Atomic Energy Agency seeks a Unit Head (P-5) in Vienna. The Unit Head reports directly to the PESS Section Head and assists in the formulation, evaluation, management and implementation of IAEA's activities and tasks for supporting Member States by preparing 3E assessments (energy-economic-environment) to support development and evaluation of national energy strategies that include nuclear energy, and implications in achieving sustainable energy development objectives. REQUIRES: Advanced degree in Economics (energy economics, environmental economics and policy), Engineering (nuclear, industrial, environmental, or related degree), or Environmental Science, with extensive knowledge of nuclear and other energy technologies, and specialization in sustainable development issues. Minimum of 10 years in energy system planning at national and/or international level, preferably with emphasis on energy-economy-environment interaction and nuclear power, in a national laboratory, research institute, an electrical utility organization or university environment; or in international development organizations with emphasis on energy and sustainable development issues, emission control or technology assessment. Familiarity with and previous involvement in activities of the IPCC, UNFCCC or Agenda 21 are essential. Please apply online at http://www.iaea.org/About/Jobs/howtoapply.html or mail applications to the Division of Personnel, IAEA, Wagramer Strasse 5, P.O. Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, Austria. Closing date: 10/5/14. Vacancy no: 2014/114
****************************** *SENIOR BIODIVERSITY CONTRACTUAL HAITI
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks a Contractual who is expected to work with multidisciplinary teams to support the implementation of environmental and social management measures for IDB projects in Haiti. The specific objectives of this consultancy are to facilitate coordination of ESG activities; build and maintain strong relationships with key ESG partners in Haiti; and to facilitate the improved management of biodiversity impacts in IDB projects in Haiti. The Contractual will play a key role in supporting, and ensuring the effective, implementation of mitigation measures for the Caracol Industrial Park in north eastern Haiti. REQUIRES: Master's Degree or equivalent and a minimum of 15 years of relevant professional experience. The Contractual should also have demonstrated experience in coordination of stakeholders, capacity building, and providing technical support to government offices. Languages: Fluent in English and French and able to produce documents in both languages; with a preference for Creole speakers. Areas of Expertise: Environmental professional with experience working with the management of biodiversity and protected areas, with a successful track record of working in the Caribbean, in particular in Haiti. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs. Vacancy no: 1400004973
****************************** *INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT - INTEGRATING CLIMATE CHANGE RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES INTO NATIONAL COUNTRY PROGRAMMING - FOOD SECURITY AND AGRICULTURE PLANS PRAIA, CAPE VERDE
The United Nations Development Programme seeks an International Consultant who will be responsible for undertaking the climate risks and opportunities analysis and mainstreaming into national country programming on Food Security and agriculture plans (ESAN and PNIA). REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's or PhD level) in development planning, environment or climate change adaptation or a closely related field. A minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience in the field of environmental governance. Experience conducting research/ analytical studies combined with capacity development efforts. Experience in climate risk management and mainstreaming climate change in development assistance. Experience in the development and application of climate risk screening and integration tools for planning and implementation. Please apply online at http://jobs.undp.org/. Closing date: 10/6/14
****************************** Pub 10/4 alert/web/logo 9/8-10/3 (planusa.gif)--> *GRANTS AND CONTRACTS COMPLIANCE FINANCE OFFICER WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA seeks a Grants and Contracts Compliance Finance Officer. The Finance Officer's will be responsible for the financial management of the U.S. Government projects, as well as grants from other sources, such as Foundations, Corporations, and Multilateral Organizations. This position is responsible for ensuring accurate project financial tracking, recording and reporting to donors, and compliance with the organizational policies and donor requirements. The Finance Officer works closely with the Program Managers on all budget, finance and compliance matters such as forecasts, budget realignments, pipeline analysis, financial reports review, etc. The Finance Officer will play a key role in establishing necessary financial procedures and reinforcing internal controls. S/he will provide training and ongoing support to Plan USA staff and Country Offices in understanding donor financial compliance, identifying financial risks, and other best practices related to project financial management. QUALIFICATIONS: A demonstrated commitment to the mission of Plan. Skills, Knowledge, Abilities: Ability to work with minimal direction and to initiate activities and identify organizational needs related to responsibilities. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to maintain effective and satisfactory working relationships with people from diverse cultures across all levels of the organization. Superior analytical skills, attention to detail, and strong work ethics. Ability to maintain confidentiality of financial and other sensitive information. Capacity to work under pressure, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet inflexible deadlines. Familiarity with U.S. Government rules and regulations, particularly USAID Regulation 22 CFR 226, 22 CFR 228, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), AIDAR, and 2 CFR 230 (formerly OMB Circular A-122), and A-133. Proficiency in computer software particularly Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Access, Word and accounting software packages. Thorough knowledge of and experience with financial reporting, especially with regard to U.S. Government. Knowledge of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and financial accounting standards. Working knowledge of French is desirable. Previous experience working with field staff preferred. Positive attitude, desire to be a part of a diverse team, and commitment to Plan USA's mission. Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/ Finance or related field. Master's degree is preferred. 5+ years of strong experience in accounting and financial management of U.S. government funding (e.g., USAID, DOS, DOL) and other donors' budget and regulatory compliance. Not-for-profit accounting experience. Field experience desirable. Physical and Mental Demands: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Work Environment: Typical office environment. Travel will be required up to 40% annually. TO APPLY: Candidates should send a cover letter and resume through www.planusa.org. Closing date is October 3.
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY - SHOUHARDO II DHAKA, BANGLADESH
CARE is seeking an experienced Chief of Party. Expected Travel: up to 30%. Employee Duration: Full Time. Type of Post: Accompanied - Spouse. Funding: Approved. S/he will have overall responsibility for the five year SHOUHARDO II Program (June 2010 - May 2015) consisting of a budget of USD 130 million and commodity levels of 287,000 metric tons (230,000 MT for monetization to the Government of Bangladesh, and 57,000 MT for direct distribution to pregnant and lactating mothers with children under the age of two years). This is a particularly complex COP position given that SHOUHARDO II is CARE's largest Program worldwide, as well as USAID's largest non-emergency food security program worldwide. It is also recognized by the Government of Bangladesh as being a major contributor to the safety net initiative and poverty alleviation programs in the country. As a result SHOUHARDO II assumes a high profile in both a global and national context and expectations are high given the impressive impacts achieved in the previous phase SHOUHARDO. The COP ensures the different components work towards a common goal where the implementation team (led by the DCOP), the technical team (led by the National Technical Coordinator), the resources team (led by the Resource Management Coordinator), the M&E team (led by the M&E Coordinator); the Humanitarian Assistance team (led by the Humanitarian Assistance Coordinator; and the Knowledge Management team (led by the Knowledge Management Coordinator) all work in coordination and supportive roles to each other to bring greatest impact. Further complexities include the 13 Government Ministries who are part of the Program Advisory Coordination Committee, and 90% of the delivery through 16 national PNGOs. This requires the COP to have excellent management and interpersonal skills to work with these different partners. In addition to the implementation of the Program, SHOUHARDO II also maintains high level technical partnerships with international agencies including RIMES (in Thailand) to develop Early Warning Systems; IUCN to develop floating gardens; World Fish to build technologies around improve fishing livelihoods; and CSISA which is funded directly from the Feed the Future Fund of the USG. Given the scale and complexity of SHOUHARDO II, the COP must have a proven track record in managing food and livelihood security programs, and ideally knowledge of all the different technical components SHOUHARDO II works with. S/he must also have a demonstrable history of working with the highest levels of government counterparts, technical partners, implementing partners, and donors. A good understanding of USAID rules and regulations is important, with particular knowledge of Title II PL 480 programming being highly desirable. The post is a key member of the Country Office (CO) Senior Management Team and s/he will participate in and be responsible for the strategic leadership and direction of the CARE Bangladesh Program. This includes developing policy and practice, representing and marketing CARE's work and making decisions that advance the direction, quality and impact of the Strategic Plan. RESPONSIBILITIES: Staff Management; Create a learning environment leading to quality implementation; Program, financial and commodity management; New program design; Donor and government relations; Branding of SHOUHARDO II and CARE. REQUIRED SKILLS: Bachelor's Degree in related field; Program Management; People/ Relationship Management; Financial Management; Information / Knowledge Management; External Relationship/ Fundraising; Language Requirement: English. Desired Skills: 7 years as a COP or Team Leader of a Title II Program, with Asia experience; Extensive experience in all of the above related specifically to Title II Programming. TO APPLY: apply online at: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 414. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
***************************** *FINANCE DIRECTOR YANGON, MYANMAR
Pact Myanmar is one of Pact's largest and most complex country programs, and coordinates a well-funded integrated community resilience program spanning multiple sectors including health, livelihoods and governance activities. Pact Myanmar is currently funded by USAID, Chevron and Coca Cola, and expects to grow in coming years as Myanmar enters a period of rapid development. We are looking for an energetic and driven finance professional to help lead our finance management and accounting operations in Myanmar. We welcome applications from expatriate and local finance professionals that fulfill all the job requirements. Anticipated Start Date: December 1, 2014.The FD is responsible for the overall management and provision of key support services operational accounting, financial reporting, auditing, sub-grant financial management and monitoring, and staff capacity building. The FD will ensure that all projects managed by Pact Myanmar are implemented as per contractual agreements and maintain a high standard for the quality and integrity of financial data. The FD will play an active role in the development and implementation of strategies and business policies. The successful candidate will be expected to play a meaningful role in leadership of the organization beyond the finance function through active participation on the Senior Management Team.S/he will be responsible for promoting effective communication and coordination between and among sections and departments within the division and Pact Myanmar. S/he will also maintain effective working relationships with key partners, donors and government representatives at all levels and will represent Pact Myanmar as and when required. The FD will also be expected to build the capacity of local staff with a view to grooming local professionals as future leaders of the Finance Department.Specific Duties and Responsibilities:1. Staff Management: Provide regular support and supervision to staff under direct line management. This includes (but is not limited to) the formulation of individual work plans (with agreed indicators of achievement) based on project work plans and/or job descriptions. It also includes regularly scheduled supervision and performance management meetings to assess progress against agreed outputs. Build the technical and managerial capacity of staff under direct line management and delegate tasks for the efficient performance of activities. In particular, build the capacity of the local Finance Manager to be a potential FD successor. As a key member of the senior management team, participate in the management of organizational policy and management decisions. Participate in staff recruitment, induction planning and formulation of staff personal development plans. Lead and coordinate the work plan of the Finance Department in coordination with relevant departments as necessary. Expected Results: Administration and Finance staff work-plan is developed and implemented (quarterly or annually); Ongoing capacity building and support of administration and finance staff under the direct line management. 2. General Financial Management: Establishes proper financial management systems and processes that provide accurate, current and complete disclosure of financial transactions. Provides oversight and support to the finance team: a) To ensure that all transactions are recorded in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles supported by relevant and verifiable source documents. b) To ensure that disbursements are reviewed for allowability and properly allocated to projects. c) To ensure that monthly account reconciliations are performed and appropriate plans are put in place and executed, as applicable, to resolve unreconciled differences. d) To ensure the timely preparation and submission of a monthly financial report and supporting narrative on current project status, and documenting the monthly review of the financial performance of those activities under her oversight (including monitoring cash balances, subgrantee activities, and reviewing aged receivables and accrued liabilities). e) Vetting of the subaward matrix on a monthly basis with regard to obligations made and outstanding, reconciling advances and related liquidations of expenses with the accounting system and related grants reports, and ultimate financial oversight of subaward closeout and potential funds recovery. f) Drafting periodic non-USG donor reports and related invoices for DC review and approval prior to submission to the donor and in accordance with the agreed schedule. - Monitor Pact Myanmar's annual budgets and long-term financial projections and make analysis available to relevant staff. Produce comprehensive budget management dashboards each month. Design and implement sound internal control system to safe guard assets, financial records and documents of the organization, and in compliant with Pact and donors rules and regulations. Ensure that cost share report is regularly updated and available for senior management and DC office and for reporting to the donor. Provide an analysis report to country Director and each program units about the status of the cost share. Monitor proper management of cash flow ensuring Pact Myanmar liquidity at all times. This includes preparation of cash flow forecasts on monthly and quarterly basis and planning for timely preparation and replenishment for partners and others. Supervise Pact Myanmar's computerized financial management and accounting system. Expected to keep abreast of developments in accounting and financial management software and practices. Review the Project Status Reports (PSRs) on a monthly basis, and provide the Country Director, COP, and other Program Managers and other relevant stakeholders with up-to-date financial status information and pipeline projections to ensure that project spending is in line with the budget and work-plan. Ensure the cooperation of the Finance Department with other departments/units and to prepare realistic financial forecasts and secure adequate and timely financing. Continuously evaluate the appropriateness of the existing financial management system and/or approaches and propose changes for improvement. Update Pact Myanmar financial policy and accounting procedures and ensure they are in line with the standard Pact Country Office Accounting Manual. Expected Results: Submitted financial report to DC office by the set deadline - with high quality and completeness. Financial reports and invoices for non-USG funded projects are prepared with high quality and submitted to DC office for review/approval in accordance with the reporting and invoicing schedule. Reduced frequency of cash request to DC office, preferably once a month while ensure that the projected cash sufficient enough to cover day-to-day operations. Internal control system including cash management are strengthen and improved. Project budget and country operational budget management is updated and the process is improved. Accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis for all Pact Myanmar project. Financial policies and accounting procedures is regularly updated (annually) to reflect with all changes made. 3. Coordination: Liaises and ensure good relationships with the all concerned ministries and is in compliance with all government requirements & regulations. Keeps updates Master Copies of all MOUs, Registration Documents, Letters of Permission and other related documents and ensures HQ office has updated versions. Meets and follows up on all permission requests (visas, permits, MOUs, etc.), in close coordination with the Deputy Country Director. Lead regular scheduled meetings with relevant members of the general accounting and grants & finance teams, participate in wider coordination meetings (as per the agreed organizational meeting schedule). In collaboration with other department heads, promote effective communication and coordination across the organizational structure and country programs. Promote coordinated monitoring visits to project sites, sub- offices and partners (as per agreed schedule with relevant departments (program, G&C, ...) Design, supervise, and approve 3 month action plans as answer to ICRs and audits of individual projects and Shared Country Office operations. Expected Results: Regular coordination meeting with Program and Grants & Contracts teams are scheduled and implemented. 4. Others: Represent Pact Myanmar in key internal and external meetings when required. Performs other duties as assigned by the Country Director. QUALIFICATIONS: Thorough knowledge of GAAP financial reporting along with USG contract terminology and policies with strong financial accounting, modeling and analytic skills to ensure accurate and timely reporting and analysis of information to management. Demonstrated knowledge of financial software and accounting systems for reporting purposes and proficiency with Microsoft Office, Outlook and other computer-based applications - QuickBooks and Microsoft Serenic Navigator a plus. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate results and recommendations of analysis to a variety of audiences within the organization (for example laterally across peers, and upward to senior management). Strong interpersonal skills ability to work across organizational boundaries. High energy, self-starter with drive and confidence to get tasks accomplished. Must be detail oriented, but can easily grasp the "big picture". Deadline oriented. Ability to work in a multicultural environment. An interest in international development a plus. Education and Experience Requirements: BA/BS (or equivalent) in accounting, finance or related field. Higher degree or certification preferable. Minimum of 5 years comparable financial management experience required; 10 years of directly related financial experience in conjunction with management experience may be considered. In addition, some international experience in human resource management, procurement and property management and office administration, preferably with an international non-profit organization, would be an added benefit. Ability to coordinate team and provide supervision and mentoring to multiple staff. Experience in financial management of US Government awards and subawards a must, preferably USAID. Experience with bilateral / multilateral donors a plus. Audit experience preferred. Professional experience in the region or knowledge/experience of similar setting is highly desirable. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0108. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *SENIOR REGIONAL PROGRAM MANAGER NEPALGUNJ, NEPAL (LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY)
Pact, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, is implementing a USAID- funded project, Sajhedari Bikaas, aimed at empowering local communities to direct their own development in the Mid and Far West Regions of Nepal. Pact is looking for a highly competent Nepali citizen to fill the following position: Senior Regional Program Manager (SRPM). The Senior Regional Program Manager will have primary responsibility for guiding and supervising program specialists, overseeing implementing partners (IPs), and providing technical coordination of project implementation within target districts in the Mid-West and Far-West Regions of Nepal. The Senior Regional Program Manager reports to the Deputy Chief of Party and will be based in Nepalgunj. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Facilitates and monitors the attainment of programmatic goal and objectives. Provides support and guidance to line managers and the implementing partners to evaluate, plan, and implement local projects. Works with local government units and communities to identify priority areas and quick-win strategies. Minimum QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or higher in social science or equivalent in relevant field. A minimum of 8 years of experience working/managing grants to NGOs. Relevant fields include local governance, conflict mitigation, participatory community program design and implementation, women's empowerment, and micro-finance. Program experience in implementing USAID programs or similar programs with other international donors. English fluency, both in written and verbal. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit a cover letter and CV to PactNepalRecruit@pactworld.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. Requisition Number 14-0112. 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. Women and persons from marginalized and disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.
****************************** *PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT ADVISOR, CONSULTANCY SOUTHEAST ASIA REGION
Pact seeks a Private Sector Engagement Advisor Consultant. Period of Performance: October 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015. Number of Days: Maximum of billable 44 days (over 6 month period). Location: This person can be based anywhere in the Southeast Asia Region. He/she needs to be able to travel to Bangkok easily and on short notice. Background: The Mekong Partnership for the Environment Project (MPE) presents a unique opportunity to broaden stakeholder engagement to achieve a vision of increased social and environmental soundness of regional development projects in the Lower Mekong Subregion (LMS). Large development projects with significant trans- boundary social, economic, and environmental impacts demand a creative approach that involves meaningful engagement across diverse stakeholders, including governments, banks and the private sector, civil society organizations (CSOs), and communities. The MPE project's major objectives include: Objective 1: Increased capacity of civil society to influence development decisions that have significant anticipated social and environmental impacts; Objective 2: Strengthened regional platforms for multi- stakeholder participation in development decision making; and Objective 3: Increased public access to quality, timely information on environmental and social costs and benefits of regional development projects. Overview of Consultancy: The consultant will develop and implement a plan of action to advance MPE's engagement with private sector stakeholders, including companies, business associations, and others. Specific Tasks: Develop a regional Private Sector Working Group to focus specifically on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) policy and practice in the LMS countries. Specifically, the advisor will: Identify potential core participants in the proposed working group and conduct an assessment of needs, roles, and responsibilities of participants; Establish a secretariat to facilitate and organize the working group meetings; and Determine a 12-month meeting schedule and agenda for the working group. Engage the US-ASEAN Business Council and national/international Chambers of Commerce in an outreach effort to enjoin influential private sector companies to participate in the EIA policy and practice working group; Work with MPE's Capacity Building Advisor to develop 1-2 trainings and/or workshops for CSOs around stakeholder engagement with the private sector - for both private sector benefit and CSO perspective; Develop the "business case" for introduction of an ASEAN regional EIA standard; Coordinate with MPE partner, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Citigroup, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and others to find linkages between MPE's financial sector working group and the private sector working group; Work with MPE team members to integrate private sector activities with other on-going MPE initiatives; Review and revise MPE's Private Sector Engagement Strategy document; and Advise the MPE Chief of Party on opportunities to engage the private sector in activities that advance the MPE goal for constructive, multi-stakeholder dialogue around the costs and benefits of large-scale, regional development projects. Deliverables: Revised Private Sector Engagement Strategy; Guidelines and meeting agendas established for private sector working group; Organize first two private sector working group meetings; 'Business case' document for introduction of ASEAN regional EIA standard; Co-design of materials for CSO/private sector engagement workshop/training; Copies of all trip notes related to travel for planning and/or implementing private sector working group or other authorized travel for MPE; and Regular written and oral briefings for the Chief of Party on private sector engagement activities as required. QUALIFICATIONS: At least 10 years of experience working with private sector on community engagement, responsible investment, or social and environmental impact/risk assessment, preferably in Asia; Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in both a board room and community meeting space; Work experience with USAID, DFID, ADB or other donor organizations desirable; Knowledge of international finance institutions and their policies; Master's degree or equivalent in economics, international development, business or other related field. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0111. 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.
****************************** *PROGRAMME AND PLANNING OFFICER VIENNA, AUSTRIA
The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-test-ban Treaty Organization seeks a Programme and Planning Officer (P-4) in Vienna. Duties: Provide support and facilitate within the Division result-based management and result-based budgeting as well as planning, quality assurance standards and management tools; prepare integrated mid-term plans and annual programmes of work and budgets including setting of priorities and goals; track implementation and prepare programme and budget performance reports; liaise with other areas of the secretariat to ensure that quality and standards are appropriate and in line with planning and reporting needs; identify opportunities and challenges which may impact the Division's outcomes and advise on possible course of action. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in economics, public or business administration or a related field. At least seven years relevant working experience in the field of programme and budget administration using project management and strategic planning methods and techniques, preferably in an international environment. Working experience with SAP platform knowledge of Prince 2 project management principles and its practical implementation is an asset; knowledge of IPSAS is an asset. When applying, please quote the vacancy announcement number and complete the CTBTO Personal History form. Please visit www.ctbto.org to apply. Closing date: 10/21/14. Vacancy no: VA110-98-2014
****************************** *MIF ACCESS TO FINANCE MID SENIOR DEFINED TERM CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks a Consultant to support the MIF Access to Finance Unit in the identification, analysis, and supervision of investments, activities related to portfolio management and scenario analysis, periodic reporting to senior management, and maintenance of a fund database with qualitative and quantitative information on the Early Stage Equity (ESE) portfolio. REQUIRES: Bachelor in Business Administration or Bachelor of Arts, Latin American studies, and Master's in Finance or International Development. A minimum of 5 years of experience in finance management, entrepreneurship, and/or design of financial platforms. Languages: English (native), Spanish (fluent) and Portuguese (functional). Areas of Expertise: venture capital and impact investment in Latin America and the Caribbean. Skills: Advanced computer skills, financial and investment analysis knowledge. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs. Vacancy no: 1400005005
****************************** *SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER, ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT WASHINGTON, DC
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Senior Program Officer for Adaptive Management. Under the supervision of the manager, leads efforts to enhance WWF's capacity to design and adaptively manage integrated conservation and development programs primarily through its USG, WWF GEF Agency and Multilateral donor portfolios. The position is responsible for guiding teams through incorporating critical and required thematic approaches into conservation and development interventions. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree plus 6 to 8 years program or other professional experience required. Master's preferred with 3 to 5 years of experience. Skilled and knowledgeable about program and project management and current methodologies or approaches in the field. Familiarity with monitoring and evaluation protocols, as well as common donor policies and standards. Please apply on our website http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/careers/index.html. Vacancy no: 15022
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The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
*ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER BEIRUT
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in Beirut. Duties: Develops politico-economic databases and qualitative information necessary for specified recurrent or ad hoc assignments on the ramifications of conflict in the Middle East and their spill-over effects. Interprets, applies and, as necessary, adapts advanced quantitative analysis methods, including econometric models to determine trends, patterns and relationships and to analyze the effects of conflict in alternative policies and assumptions. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, political economy, political science or related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in political economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area. Experience in utilizing advanced quantitative tools, including modelling, and in analyzing trends and impacts of conflict on development is desirable. Closing date: 10/28/14 Vacancy no: 14-ECO-ESCWA-37170-R-BEIRUT(G)
*PROGRAMME OFFICER PARIS
A Programme Officer, P3 is sought in Paris. Duties: Implement food and agriculture activities as part of UNEP Resource Efficiency sub-programme, including in relation to food waste prevention and reduction, national and regional roundtables on sustainable food systems, sustainable consumption, agriculture and food supply chains. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in agriculture or environmental sciences related, development studies, international co-operation and/or political sciences programme. At least five years of professional working experience in agriculture and food related projects/ programme management required, at the national and international level. Experience working with the private sector and/or managing multistakeholder partnerships is an asset. Closing date: 10/26/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNEP-34386-R-PARIS (E)
*ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER (UNIT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICIES) SANTIAGO
An Economic Affairs Officer, Unit of Sustainable Development Policies (P-4) is sought in Santiago. Duties: Coordinates and conducts research on the relationship between economics and the environment, including the urban environment, in the Latin American and Caribbean region and drafts resulting reports. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics or related field, with specialization in environmental economics is required. At least seven years of relevant experience in organizing and carrying out empirical research in economics and the environment, as demonstrated by a good record of relevant publications, are required. Involvement in policy design or implementation at national or local levels and project resources management is desirable. Closing date: 10/25/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-ECLAC-37118-R-SANTIAGO(G)
*PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER (HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS) NEW YORK
A Programme Management Officer, Humanitarian Affairs (P-4) is sought in New York. The focus of this job is to advise the Director in leading the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes, operations and other activities under the portfolio of the Director, which includes humanitarian policy, information management, communications, humanitarian financing, and administration. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area. Humanitarian field experience is required. Experience of working directly with and advising senior management is desirable. Closing date: 10/25/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-OCHA-36798-R- NEW YORK (X)
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