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International Development and Assistance

Issue Dated July 4, 2014


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PROGRAM APPRAISAL DOCUMENT DEVELOPER PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA
There is an opening for a Program Appraisal Document (PAD) Developer based in Pretoria, South Africa. 10+ years' experience required. Salary range: Up to $635 daily, depending on salary history; Open period: June 25 - July 2, 2014; Position information: Consulting Opportunity - USAID South Africa Program Appraisal Document Developer; Performance dates: o/a July 21, 2014 - August 15, 2014; Duty location: Pretoria, South Africa; Position number: 20058. Background / Scope of Work: Tuberculosis is an enormous public health problem both globally and in South Africa. Globally, more people die of TB each year than of any other curable infectious disease. South Africa has four concurrent disease burdens that heavily impact the health sector - 1) HIV/ AIDS and TB; 2) poverty related illnesses (perinatal, neonatal, childhood, and maternal diseases); 3) non-communicable diseases; and 4) violence and injury. HIV and its related opportunistic infections contribute significantly to maternal mortality (50%) and mortality under five years of age (35%) and TB is the leading cause of death in HIV-infected individuals. A recent national assessment of the HIV, TB and PMTCT programs (the "Joint Review"), led by WHO and included USG participation, identified both systemic and programmatic problems affecting sectoral performance. Beyond the fact of high TB and HIV prevalence rates, programmatic challenges included: Poor treatment outcomes for MDR and XDR and hence not reaching target of 60% of treatment success; Management of XDR-TB treatment failures; Limited service adaptation according to clinical need with consequent burden on services and patients; Lack of confidence of health workers in managing a child with TB; Lack of pediatric formulations of drugs for MDR/XDR; Inadequate infrastructure of clinics to ensure sound Infection Control measures and clinical practice; No standardized and systematic TB screening practices and documentation in facilities; Poorly documented TB contact investigation; No clear policy and practice for TB screening in health care workers. Although the public health sector has made significant strides forward in the post-apartheid era in terms of access, rationalization of health management, the underlying causes for the poor treatment outcomes continue because of weak health service delivery systems. Health systems in South Africa are characterized with technically sound guidelines and policies but fall short in the implementation. USAID plays a key role in improving the quality of services by bridging the evident gap between policy and implementation. The proposed Program Appraisal Document (PAD) will include a Sustainability/ Institutional Analysis which will document current issues in health systems and anticipated institutionalized improvements. USAID/South Africa is seeking an experienced public health professional to help design a new TB program following all the requirements of a Program Appraisal Document. Deliverables: The overall purpose of this task is to develop a Program Appraisal Document for TB activities in South Africa. Conduct desk top review and draft for sustainability and institutional analysis. Expand concept paper to PAD including the following sections: Problem Statement; Description of Technical Approach; Expected Results; Implementation Plan; M&E Plan; Gender Analysis; IEE; Facilitate internal consultation and review process; Draft the PAD according to the attached work plan. QUALIFICATIONS: The following qualifications are required: 10 years of experience in the design and implementation of public health projects. Advanced degree in public health; Substantial knowledge and experience in the areas of TB, HIV/AIDS. Demonstrated capability to produce quality design documents in a timely fashion. Required Application Materials: The following application materials must accompany applications: CV; Writing Sample; Three references. To apply: Write Position #20058 on the subject line. Please submit all required documents listed above to Consulting@usaid.gov. Please also include your salary history utilizing Form AID 1420-17 as part of your application. The form can be found at http://www.usaid.gov/forms. Only finalists will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please.
****************************** PROGRAM MANAGER - PRIVATE SECTOR TEAM KAMPALA, UGANDA
The Clinton Health Access Initiative is seeking a Program Manager, Private Sector Team in Kampala. Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. CHAI's solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments and private sector healthcare organizations to build the capacity to provide high- quality treatment. In 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics, leading to successes including a >400% increase in access to lifesaving pediatric HIV treatment and introduction of a new severe malaria drug which will save thousands of lives annually. For many common yet deadly diseases, the private retail sector provides the source of more than 50% of care in Uganda. However, within this sector the quality of care provision is often poor, and treatment prices can be prohibitively high. CHAI has therefore set about partnering with importers and suppliers of medicines to the private sector, as well as with the National Drug Authority responsible for the sector's regulation, to improve the private sector treatment landscape. Position description: The Private Sector Program Manager will be responsible for all aspects of CHAI's private sector portfolio in Uganda, aiming to improve access to high-quality treatment through the private sector health system. They will lead and supervise the activities and performance of a team of 3-4 individuals, and will play a major role in the organization's management structure. The Private Sector team aims to design and implement strategies to optimize the availability and affordability of appropriate medicines in the private sector, and the ability and knowledge of private healthcare workers to provide effective treatment on demand. This work touches on many aspects of the country's private sector pharmaceutical and healthcare provision industries, including: Policy and regulation: supporting the National Drug Authority to facilitate (1) registration of appropriate medicines, (2) quality assurance of products and players entering the market, and (3) capacity building and supervision structures for drug wholesale and retail outlets. Local drug manufacture: working with local manufacturers of high-priority medicines to reduce and streamline costs, resulting in improved end-user affordability. Import sourcing: working with importers to identify and secure affordable, high quality pharmaceuticals. Market analysis: collecting, analyzing and sharing market availability, price and volume data. Distribution and supply chain: working with pharmaceutical supply organizations to ensure that private sector facilities and retail outlets are well stocked with appropriate medicines. Sales and marketing: working with pharmaceutical companies to improve sales systems, leading to improved awareness, availability and affordability of important drugs. Healthcare professional capacity building: strengthening networks of private health providers, chemists and drug retailers through training programs and continuous reinforcement structures. This team is designed to serve as a specialist cross-cutting resource to other disease- or commodity-focused teams at CHAI Uganda, with a focus on malaria and child health. Job Requirements: Oversee all aspects of the private sector program in Uganda, including relationship management, strategy, budgeting and implementation. Manage and supervise of the activities of a team of 3-4 people. Coordinate allocation of team resources and prioritization of team activities with the Program Managers of other CHAI Uganda teams in order to facilitate cross-team design and implementation of private sector interventions. Establish short- and long-term program strategy to improve private sector treatment access: identify bottlenecks, develop innovative intervention strategies, and measure performance to achieve program objectives within ambitious timeline. Provide direct oversight and thought leadership to regular and in-depth market analysis for multiple product categories and brands, including market sizing segmentation, trends and identification of opportunities. Build and maintain strong working relationships with pharmaceutical suppliers in order to facilitate strategic alignment and partnership. Work with national pharmaceutical suppliers in order to improve their operations by increasing sales of high-priority product and/or decreasing costs; and ensure that gains in profitability secured re translated into patient-level health impact through reduced pricing or other means. Work with the National Drug Authority to develop and streamline internal capacity to conduct operations including drug registration, inspection and information dissemination. Identify and pursue new areas of work and partnerships that will have dramatic and leveraged impact on health outcomes. As required, contribute to reports for other CHAI programmatic teams and donors. Maintain a thorough understanding of the private sector pharmaceutical market in Uganda, and the overall health system throughout the country. Other responsibilities, as needed. REQUIRES: A minimum of 5 years of experience in a rigorous private or public position, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership. Exceptional communication and relationship management skills with ability to clearly communicate complex ideas. Comfort and flexibility to work independently with a diverse set of counterparts. (Experience in a consultative capacity, especially in a multicultural setting, is an added advantage). Ability to develop and execute a coherent programmatic strategy, amidst substantial ambiguity and changing circumstances. Ability to manage, develop and motivate staff and lead as a team player, mentor, manager, and role model, demanding top performance from oneself and the entire team. Ability to navigate complex stakeholder relationships and favorably influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner. A strong passion for producing results and a personal commitment to excellence. Strong quantitative skills, including fluency in Excel (market analysis experience is an added advantage). Ability to create compelling, logical presentations and reports, using PowerPoint, Word and other media. Relevant personal qualities including resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic. Advantages: Master's Degree in business administration, logistics or a related field; Experience in a rigorous private sector environment such as strategy consulting or finance; Experience in pharmaceutical industry sales, marketing and/or distribution (consumer goods sales, marketing and/or distribution also a plus); Experience working in developing countries. TO APPLY: Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/fq23qy9 PI79553323
******************************* GRANTS COORDINATOR Atlanta, GA
CARE is seeking a talented Grants Coordinator for Major Gifts/ Corporate who supports the staff of Proposals, Stewardship & Information (PSI) in overseeing the stewardship of all active grants from major gift donors (individuals, family foundations and corporations). Expected Travel: up to 10%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Temporary Part-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. At any given time, this means tracking approximately 200 grants totaling tens of millions of dollars. Working together with the PSI Associate Director and the other Grants Coordinators, this position will develop and implement a grants tracking process that will ensure that donor report deadlines are met, and that any possible issues with grant spend-down are flagged well in advance. The Grants Coordinator will be responsible primarily for the timely production of donor reports, but will also play a role in the development of budgets for concepts and proposals. He/she will liaise with country offices to answer questions and resolve issues relating to spend-down and stewardship. The successful applicant will have excellent organizational and proven communications skills (oral and written), experience working with budgets and spreadsheets, as well as a flexible, team- oriented work style. Primary Responsibilities: Monitor financial stewardship of grants; Report development; Proposal development; Work with other PSI staff to produce a quarterly report of activities, and disseminate to relevant parties within CARE; Pooled fund tracking; Perform other duties as assigned. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree. 1-2 years in a similar position. Proven communication skills, including written (writing and editing) and oral. Computer skills, including proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Relevant experience reviewing budgets. Evidence of strong time management, organizational and customer service skills. Evidence of ability to work in an adaptable manner as a member of a small team. Research (primarily on- line) and analytical skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid =2353. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
******************************* ADVOCACY AND POLICY MANAGER JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
CARE is seeking a talented Advocacy & Policy Manager whose primary function will be to support CARE's crisis response by leading CARE's advocacy and influencing within the organization, designing and implementing the advocacy strategy, and producing advocacy and influencing products for both advocacy and external communications purposes. Expected Travel: up to 50%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Short Term Contract; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. The Advocacy & Policy Manager will also support the building of the advocacy capacity in the CARE office and support CARE's commitment to transparency and accountability, including providing information about CARE's activities to all stakeholders. Primary Responsibilities: Advocacy strategy development and implementation; Media, communications and resource mobilization; Program impact and learning; Staff team management; External relations and partnerships; Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Primary Skills: People Skills: ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership. Integrity: works with trustworthiness and clear commitment. Resilience/ Adaptability and flexibility: ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions. Awareness and sensitivity of self and others: demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity. Work style: is well planned and organized. Knowledge and skills: knowledge of CARE policies and procedures, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct. 3-5 years humanitarian aid experience. Education: Minimum bachelor degree in journalism, public relations, communications or other related field. Experience in policy, advocacy or influencing. Excellent writing, editing and communications skills in English required. Experience in community-level communications, feedback or awareness campaigns. Some experience in management and capacity building of national staff. Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, photo editing software etc.). Experience as a spokesperson. Training and coaching skills. TO APPLY: please apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid =2361. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
******************************* DEPUTY COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE VIETNAM
The Asia Foundation is seeking a Deputy Country Representative to work in its Hanoi, Vietnam office. Under the direction of the Country Representative provides leadership support and is responsible for assisting the Country Representative in managing the Foundation's work in Vietnam, including security, administration, fiscal and grant management; the direction, supervision and evaluation of employees, and the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities as assigned. The Deputy Country Representative also assists the Country Representative in representing The Asia Foundation with host government, donors, partner agencies, diplomatic missions, national and international institutions, and the media. The position is on a 3-year contract which may be extended based on mutual agreement. As with all positions at The Asia Foundation employment is at "will." REQUIREMENTS: Experience: Minimum seven years of progressively responsible professional experience, or the equivalent, in international development or foreign affairs in Asia with private, public, bi-lateral or multi-lateral development institutions and non-profit organizations. Experience in proposal and report writing, financial and grants management and budget control, strategic planning, fundraising and managing international donor-funded projects. Education: A minimum of a Graduate degree in a relevant field. Skills: Demonstrated management, team building and supervisory skills; strong analytical and problem solving skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; proven interpersonal and intercultural skills, plus expertise in one or more of the following fields: governance and law, climate change and disaster risk management, gender and social development, and environmental management. Preferred: Living and working experience in Asia. Language proficiency in Vietnamese. TO APPLY: The Asia Foundation offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. To apply please submit your application directly by visiting our website at www.asiafoundation.org/about/employment and selecting "Regular Employment." Please place your cover letter and resume in one document and submit it as an attachment. We will only consider applicants who apply online and provide a cover letter along with their resume. In addition, to be considered an applicant must submit their application prior to the deadline of 5:00 PM PST on July 11, 2014. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. For information on The Asia Foundation, please visit our website: www.asiafoundation.org. No phone calls please.
******************************* INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER WATERTOWN, MA
Pathfinder International is seeking an International Human Resources Manager in Watertown. Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do-believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services-from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Program Overview: Pathfinder International's mission is to ensure that people everywhere have the right and opportunity to live a healthy reproductive life. The 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. Position Purpose: The International Human Resources Manager supports the delivery, development and coordination of international and domestic human resource services, initiatives and programs. S/he works closely with the HR team and in partnership with the project staff in supporting field offices on all aspects of international HR including employment, development and implementation of policies and procedures, administration of local labor laws, employee relations/ mediation, and office start up, maintenance and shut down. The International Human Resources Manager provides generalist support to all Pathfinder staff and participates in the recruitment process for senior management positions at headquarters and in the field. Key Responsibilities: Serves as a member of the Human Resources team collaborating on the development of HR activities, policies, strategy and annual departmental goals. Provides advice and coaching to senior project and internationally posted staff on all human resource related matters including hiring, termination, performance evaluations, recruitment, employee relations and organizational policy. Partners with country HR Representatives and project staff in developing country-specific employee handbooks, employment agreements, policies and procedures and performance evaluation systems. Ensures that all policies and documents are compliant with host country employment law. Researches, develops and implements benefits and compensation plans for field offices. Partners with Benefit Specialist in negotiating and securing benefit delivery systems in international locations through local clinics, HMO's, etc. Assists in the identification of vendors for other in-country services. Partners with Senior HR Manager to drive training initiatives and development program for the organization; Identifies, modifies and implements suitable training solutions to enhance performance; develops and maintains Professional Development page on organization's SharePoint site to keep employees informed of leaning events, opportunities and general information. Partners with other Senior HR staff in the development and implementation of organization-wide recruitment strategies for senior management positions as well as select positions in assigned countries. May attend career fairs. Provides advice on HR related start-up and closeout activities and procedures in coordination with Country Representatives and project leadership. Orients Expatriate and Third Country National staff to Pathfinder as well as to HR international policies and procedures. Coordinates visa and work permits for internationally hired staff. Leads and participates in other projects as needed. Basic REQUIREMENTS: At least six years Human Resources experience (Four years' experience will be acceptable if candidate has a Master's degree). Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, business, law or related field. Experience working in an international development organization. Knowledge of USAID policies and regulations as well as an understanding of non-profit management preferred. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. Ability to exercise sound and timely judgment and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally with employees at all levels. Demonstrated competence in compensation, employee relations, recruiting, performance management and training. Self motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent communicator with the ability to present information, make recommendations and influence positively across various levels of the organization while exercising professionalism and diplomacy to accomplish objectives. Willingness to travel to developing countries. Ability to understand and apply local country regulations/ laws to human resources. Exceptional ability to communicate, both orally and in writing. Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Ability to manage complex projects, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality. US citizenship, permanent resident or visa permitting work in the U.S required. Fluency in English required. Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in HR or related field. PHR certification. Experience with Human Resource Information Systems. Additional language skills in French or Portuguese. 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 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER II WATERTOWN, MA
Pathfinder International is seeking an International Human Resources Manager II in Watertown. Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do-believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services-from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Program Overview: Pathfinder International's mission is to ensure that people everywhere have the right and opportunity to live a healthy reproductive life. The 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. Position Purpose: The International Human Resources Manager supports the delivery, development and coordination of international and domestic human resource services, initiatives and programs. S/he works closely with the HR team and in partnership with the project staff in supporting field offices on all aspects of international HR including employment, development and implementation of policies and procedures, administration of local labor laws, employee relations/ mediation, and office start up, maintenance and shut down. The International Human Resources Manager provides senior level generalist support to all Pathfinder staff and participates in the recruitment process for senior management positions at headquarters and in the field. Key Responsibilities: Serves as a member of the Human Resources team collaborating on the development of HR activities, policies, strategy and annual departmental goals. Provides advice and coaching to senior project and internationally posted staff on all human resource related matters including hiring, termination, performance evaluations, recruitment, employee relations and organizational policy. Partners with country HR Representatives and project staff in developing country-specific employee handbooks, employment agreements, policies and procedures and performance evaluation systems. Ensures that all policies and documents are compliant with host country employment law. Researches, develops and implements benefits and compensation plans for field offices. Partners with Benefit Specialist in negotiating and securing benefit delivery systems in international locations through local clinics, HMO's, etc. Assists in the identification of vendors for other in-country services. Partners with Senior HR Manager to drive training initiatives and development program for the organization; Identifies, modifies and implements suitable training solutions to enhance performance; develops and maintains Professional Development page on organization's SharePoint site to keep employees informed of leaning events, opportunities and general information. Partners with other Senior HR staff in the development and implementation of organization-wide recruitment strategies for senior management positions as well as select positions in assigned countries. May attend career fairs. Provides advice on HR related start-up and closeout activities and procedures in coordination with Country Representatives and project leadership. Orients Expatriate and Third Country National staff to Pathfinder as well as to HR international policies and procedures. Partners with the HR Director to oversee, develop and manage Pathfinders compensation structure including grade and salary system, job descriptions, annual increments, equity and cost of living increases. Coordinates visa and work permits for internationally hired staff. Leads and participates in other projects as needed. Basic REQUIREMENTS: At least eight years Human Resources experience; with 2+ years direct experience in international HR. Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, business, law or related field. Experience working in an international development organization. Knowledge of USAID policies and regulations as well as an understanding of non-profit management preferred. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. Ability to exercise sound and timely judgment and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally with employees at all levels. Demonstrated competence in compensation, employee relations, recruiting, performance management and training. Self motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent communicator with the ability to present information, make recommendations and influence positively across various levels of the organization while exercising professionalism and diplomacy to accomplish objectives. Willingness to travel to developing countries. Ability to understand and apply local country regulations/ laws to human resources. Exceptional ability to communicate, both orally and in writing. Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Ability to manage complex projects, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality. US citizenship, permanent resident or visa permitting work in the U.S required. Fluency in English required. Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in HR or related field. PHR or SPHR certification. Experience with Human Resource Information Systems. Additional language skills in French or Portuguese. 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.
******************************* SENIOR FIELD FINANCE OFFICER WATERTOWN, MA
Pathfinder International is seeking a Senior Field Finance Officer in Watertown. Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do-believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services-from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Program Overview: The Field Finance Department works in partnership with other Pathfinder International departments to monitor and support the financial management of Pathfinder's field offices and projects. This includes budgeting, reporting and compliance for donor awards. Position Purpose: As a member of the finance team supporting country management, act as primary support for the finance functions of Pathfinder field offices; communicating regularly with the field finance staff, field office and HQ staff. Assists with ensuring that all field financial activities are managed and administered according to Pathfinder and donor regulations and policies. Assists with financial capacity building provided to field offices; focusing on accounting, financial reporting, and compliance with Pathfinder policies and donor regulations. Strives for operational excellence that enables Pathfinder to continue to grow; evaluate develop and implement operational best practices in areas including budgeting, financial reporting and compliance, and training. Builds constructive and effective relationships with team members and clients. Key Responsibilities: Financial Reporting & Compliance: Responsible for tracking key indicators and processing of monthly field office reporting, including the receipt, review, recording, reconciliation and consolidation of all income, expenses and balance sheet items. Ensures compliance with GAAP, Pathfinder and donor policies. Reviews, analyzes and monitors monthly project spending performance for accuracy, allowability, adequate supporting documentation, proper authorization, compliance with Pathfinder and donor policies. Responsible for proper recording of award and account numbers and availability of project funds. Guides and monitors resolution of findings. Develops, implements, and monitors effective tools, systems, policies and procedures that ensure consistent compliance. Assists with monitoring all matters that may affect the financial integrity of Pathfinder programs or the organization. Analyzes information from the field in preparation for the annual external audit and/or program specific audit. Assist field office with preparing and implementing corrective action plans as a result of internal, external or program specific audits. Prepares donor required invoices and financial reports in accordance with award terms and conditions. Assists in the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures in a continuous effort to improve field financial reporting and compliance. Conducts monitoring trips, desk audits, and spot checks to determine field office and partner compliance with applicable donor rules and regulations and Pathfinder policies and procedures; identify and address training needs. Award Administration: Reviews proposals, modifications, and financial results of sub-awards for feasibility, cost-effectiveness, comprehensiveness, accuracy, and compliance with applicable policies. Supports the design, implementation, management and monitoring of award and sub-award systems and workflow processes and procedures. Budgeting: Assists in the preparation and monitoring of the annual budget, financial forecasts and cash flow projections. Prepares budgets and modifications for cost proposals in compliance with the requirements of RFPs, RFAs or other solicitations. Serves as a budgetary liaison with partners and provides guidance and technical assistance to assist partners to complete necessary budget forms in a timely manner. Financial Capacity Building: Trains field finance staff on all Pathfinder financial policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management with 8 years of experience working in finance and financial monitoring, policies and administration. Or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management and 6 years of relevant experience. Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations. Excellent computer/ software skills in Microsoft Office applications, in particular Word, Excel and accounting software packages, with proven ability to learn new systems. Excellent communications skills (oral and written), including editing and proofreading. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Excellent organizational skills and ability to assess priorities manage a variety of activities and meet deadlines. Ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff and clients. Ability to travel internationally to developing countries up to 25% of the time. Strong analytical skills and ability to work with budgets and financial reports. Strong attention to detail and proven ability to consistently perform tasks independently with a high degree of accuracy. Preferred Qualifications: Additional foreign language skills, particularly French, Portuguese, Spanish extremely helpful. Non-profit sector experience a plus. Serenic/ Microsoft Dynamics NAV experience helpful. Experience with third party software for reporting and analytics (JET) desired. Experience in training and knowledge transfer preferred. 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.
******************************* FIELD FINANCE REGIONAL DIRECTOR WATERTOWN, MA
Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do-believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services-from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Program Overview: The Field Finance Department works in partnership with other Pathfinder International departments to monitor and support the financial management of Pathfinder's field offices and projects. This includes budgeting, reporting and compliance for donor awards. Position Purpose: As the Regional Director of a finance team, leads all efforts in the finance support for Pathfinder field offices; communicating regularly with the field finance staff, field office and HQ staff. Directs the finance team in ensuring that all field financial activities are managed and administered according to Pathfinder and donor regulations and policies. Provides financial capacity building to field offices; focusing on accounting, financial reporting, and compliance with Pathfinder policies and donor regulations. Strives for operational excellence that enables Pathfinder to continue to grow; evaluate develop and implement operational best practices in areas including budgeting, financial reporting and compliance, and training. Builds constructive and effective relationships with team members and clients. Key Responsibilities: Financial Reporting & Compliance: Oversees and guides the tracking of key indicators and the processing of monthly field office reporting, including the receipt, review, recording, reconciliation, and consolidation of all income, expenses, and balance sheet items. Ensures compliance with GAAP, Pathfinder, and donor policies. Analyzes all report findings, takes appropriate action and responsibility for resolution. Oversees and monitors the reviews and analysis of monthly project spending performance for accuracy, allowability, adequate supporting documentation, and proper authorization, compliance with Pathfinder and donor policies. Supervises the proper recording of award and account numbers and availability of project funds. Guides and monitors resolution of findings. Manages the field procurement process to ensure compliance with Pathfinder and donor regulations. Leads the development and implementation of effective tools, systems, policies, and procedures that ensure consistent compliance. Partners with Field Officers in monitoring all matters that may affect the financial integrity of Pathfinder programs or the organization and perform investigations in response to allegations of improper conduct. Analyzes information from the field in preparation for the annual external audit and/or program specific audit. Assist field office with preparing and implementing corrective action plans as a result of internal, external or program specific audits. Manage the quality control review of donor required invoices and financial reports. Ensures compliance with financial rules and regulations for all awards. Assists with ensuring standard financial systems and controls are established and maintained in order to provide appropriate level of controls over the organization's resources. Develops and implements financial policies and procedures in a continuous effort to improve field financial reporting and compliance. Conducts monitoring trips, desk audits, and spot checks to determine field office and partner compliance with applicable donor rules and regulations and Pathfinder policies and procedures; identify and address training needs. Award Administration: Reviews proposals, modifications, and financial results of sub-awards for feasibility, cost-effectiveness, comprehensiveness, accuracy, and compliance with applicable policies. Approves sub-awards and modifications. Authorizes distribution of funds. Designs, implements, manages and monitors award and sub-award systems and workflow processes and procedures. Budgeting: Assists in the preparation and monitoring of the annual budget, financial forecasts and cash flow projections. Prepares budgets and modifications for cost proposals in compliance with the requirements of RFPs, RFAs or other solicitations. Serves as a budgetary liaison with partners and provides guidance and technical assistance to assist partners to complete necessary budget forms in a timely manner. Financial Capacity Building: Mentors, coaches, and trains field finance staff on all Pathfinder financial policies and procedures. Provides financial management training to field office management and field and HQ program staff to ensure sound financial operations. Leadership and Supervision: Builds and leads a high functioning team by setting clear standards and deliverables, demonstrating respect and dignity for every role and communicating in a transparent and direct manner. Partners with the Country Management Team in providing full service financial support. Manages the finance field support team and all the associated responsibilities in a thoughtful and timely fashion. Other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management with 10 years of experience working in finance and financial monitoring, policies and administration. Or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management and 8 years of relevant experience. Excellent computer/ software skills in Microsoft Office applications, in particular Word, Excel and accounting software packages, with proven ability to learn new systems. Excellent communications skills (oral and written), including editing and proofreading. Strong interpersonal, and customer service skills. Excellent organizational skills and ability to assess priorities manage a variety of activities and meet deadlines. Ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff and clients. Ability to travel internationally to developing countries up to 30% of the time. Strong analytical skills and ability to work with budgets and financial reports. Strong attention to detail and proven ability to consistently perform tasks independently with a high degree of accuracy. Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations, and other governmental and non-governmental donor agencies. Preferred Qualifications: Additional foreign language skills, particularly French, Portuguese, Spanish. Non-profit sector experience. Serenic/ Microsoft Dynamics NAV experience. Experience with third party software for reporting and analytics (JET). 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.
******************************* CHIEF OF PARTY, CIVIL SOCIETY AND MEDIA PROGRAM MANDALAY, MYANMAR
Pact is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for a project aimed at building the capacity of civil society and media organizations in Myanmar, and strengthening connections between civil society, media, and the government of Myanmar. This position is contingent upon award of funds. The Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for technical and administrative leadership of regional project activities. In addition, the Deputy Chief of Party will act as the secondary liaison to donors, the Government of Myanmar and other project stakeholders. RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for technical and administrative management of regional project activities, providing feedback and support to project team in its day-to-day operations. Assist in all aspects of project planning, including the production of annual work plans, operating budgets, etc. Oversee and monitor quality of organizational capacity development to local CSOs, using customized capacity building tools and approaches to ensure measurable impact. Provide administrative and programmatic support for management of grantees; lead the identification and administration of sub-grants to NGOs undertaking innovative initiatives. Ensure coordination of project with other initiatives in country, as well as coordination of different initiatives. Provide technical leadership grounded in the project's strategic objectives to ensure high-quality programming that meets or exceeds expected technical quality and reporting requirements. Adjust project strategy and approach in consultation with donor as needed according to shifting realities on the ground. Ensure that Pact provides high quality technical assistance to local partners. Conduct regular monitoring and mentoring visits to local partners. Establish processes that ensure iterative feedback and assistance to local partners. Ensure that all donor and Pact reporting requirements on program impact are met. Oversee project staff in helping implementing partners/ grantees establish reporting and tracking systems to provide key information in an efficient and timely manner. Ensure cost-effective use of Pact and donor resources. Closely manage project budget to meet expected results. Review and approve quarterly budgets and reports. Ensure effective coordination and communication between the technical team and other organizational departments. Act as Pact's liaison to donors, government ministries and partners. Represent Pact at conferences, working groups and meetings, including relevant organizational and external Communities of Practice. Maintain and expand on Pact's position as a thought leader in civil society strengthening in Myanmar and the wider Southeast Asia region. Provide regular written/ oral program progress updates as requested. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of seven years of professional management experience working on all aspects of civil society and media strengthening, including grassroots organizations, network development, national civil society capacity development, NGO legislation, CS advocacy and developing CS campaigns (demonstrated track record of success working on human rights, democratization and/or policy reform initiatives strongly preferred). A graduate degree (Master's Degree or higher preferred) in a related field of study, such as international development, political science, communications, law. Expertise in building the capacity of local organizations through customized tools and approaches, as well as technical and financial support. Proven track record of success in overseeing projects with strong sub-grant components. Proven leadership in the design, management, implementation and monitoring & evaluation of large and complex international donor-funded programs. Demonstrated skills in strategic planning, management, supervision and budgeting. Experience leading large projects funded by bi-lateral donors, such as USAID, DfID, AusAID, etc. Experience successfully implementing USAID projects strongly preferred. Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision to diverse stakeholders and lead multi-disciplinary teams. Proven track record of success in managing, coaching and mentoring staff in an international setting, particularly within non-profit organizations. Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors, international and local organizations. Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written. Strong knowledge of donor policies and procedures. Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental and development context of Myanmar and Southeast Asia strongly preferred. Fluency in English required. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0052. 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.
******************************* COUNTRY DIRECTOR / PROJECT DIRECTOR, CHILD LABOR MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA
Pact is seeking a Country Director/ Project Director in Medellin. This is a local hire and the chosen candidate will need to relocate on own expense, if necessary. There is a preference for Colombian candidates, but all interested parties are encouraged to apply. The Project Director/ Country Director is responsible for following areas: Project Director: Overall coordination and management of the Department of Labor's (DOL) Project to Reduce Child Labor in Colombia, The objective of the project is to reduce child labor, including by improving working conditions in the artisanal mining sector in Colombia. The Project Director is responsible for meeting the project's technical objectives, managing financial resources, managing program staff, managing partnering agreements, maintaining good working relationships with Government of Colombia officials and local partners, managing DOL deliverables and reporting, and ensuring a high-quality delivery of services. The Country Director's (CD) overall responsibilities include: Technical leadership; team management and mentoring; policy advocacy; security and safety leadership; donor, government and partner liaison; new business development; and oversight of programmatic and financial management and reporting. As Country Director, s/he is also responsible for setting strategic directions and developing the country portfolio. The Project Director/CD reports to the Regional Vice President. Specific Duties: Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements. Participate in the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs; represent Pact in engaging with DOL and partners. Manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans and all other donor deliverables; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports. Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources. Ensure compliance with HQ and donor requirements, policies and regulations. Act as liaison to DOL, programmatic stakeholders, particularly at the national level (including other donors, civil society, networks, etc.) and the Government of Colombia, including relevant ministries. Manage all local subgrants and any grantmaking mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policy; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee activities. Provide technical and management guidance, training and mentoring to staff and partners to strengthen capacity for technical delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations. Recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact HR policies; Oversee the management and development of project office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact's values are practiced. Minimum QUALIFICATIONS: BA and at least 5 years of experience in a management capacity within project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of cooperative agreements and/or contract requirements (including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports). Demonstrable experience in establishing and maintaining systems for project operations across multiple sites and partner organizations. Experience working successfully with a wide range of stakeholders at the national, departmental and municipal levels, and engaging in coalition building and public-private partnerships promotion. Experience in a leadership role in implementing development projects in the areas of child labor, child welfare, mining or extractive industries, or other relevant areas. Ability to provide the financial management and oversight necessary to successfully execute a large-scale program. Fluency in both English and Spanish (both written and oral communication). Preference for: Advanced degree. In depth knowledge of USG donor regulations, systems and procedures, particularly DOL. Understanding of labor and mining issues, including child labor and OSH. Skills and Abilities: Behavioral Competencies: Strong in all areas. Leadership: Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations. Deep understanding of Pact's strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good. Consistently works within internal process and procedures. Strong interpersonal and team building skills. Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives. Project Management: Strong planning and time management skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences. Ability to problem-solve difficult issues. Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities. Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills. Proficiency in developing and managing a budget. Technical Skills: Strong experience in one of Pact's technical areas or a support function. Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations. High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems. People Management: Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback. Ability to mentor others. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: Requisition Number: 14-0070. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
******************************* CHIEF OF PARTY, ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN, DRC LUBUMBASHI, KATANGA
Pact is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) who will be responsible for the overall coordination and management of a large USAID OVC program in the DRC. Chief of Party will have primary responsibility for all aspects of program implementation and coordination with other programs, partners, and GDRC entities. The Chief of Party acts as the principal liaison with USAID and is the supervisor of all other program personnel. He/she will be based in Lubumbashi, Katanga. Specific Duties: Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements. Participate in the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs; represent Pact in negotiating with donors and partners. Manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports. Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources. Ensure compliance with HQ and donor requirements, policies and regulations. Act as liaison to relevant donors and the local government. As relevant, manage all local grantmaking mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policy; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs. Provide training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations. Recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact HR policies; Oversee the management and development of project office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact's values are practiced. Desired Skills: Fluency in both French and English. Not less than 10 years of relevant senior activity management experience managing large donor-funded, child-focused programs. No less than 5 years of experience in a range of child protection interventions/ approaches for vulnerable children in francophone Africa. Demonstrated experience pursuing child-level outcomes from household-level interventions. Demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing complex programs with many implementation sites, partners and beneficiaries. Master's degree preferred in public health, social work, management or related field. Skills and Abilities: Behavioral Competencies: Strong in all areas. Leadership: Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations. Deep understanding of Pact's strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good. Consistently works within internal process and procedures. Strong interpersonal and team building skills. Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives. Project Management: Strong planning and time management skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences. Ability to problem-solve difficult issues. Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities. Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills. Proficiency in developing and managing a budget. Technical Skills: Strong experience in one of Pact's technical areas or a support function. Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations. High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems. People Management: Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback. Ability to mentor others. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0025.
******************************* PROJECT DIRECTOR, NIGERIA GOMBE, NIGERIA
Pact is seeking a Project Director (Local Candidates Only) in Nigeria. The Project Director will work in coordination with Pact staff to establish working relationships with state MOH, state Ministry of Local Government as well as Primary Health care development agencies, select LGAs and local health organizations. The Project Director will ensure that project activities proceed in a timely and successful manner and will ensure good financial management and compliance of all aspects of the project. The Project Director will also monitor security, carry out regular risk analyses and mitigate identified risks. The Project Director will work closely with the Country Director and other senior-level program staff to carry out duties and responsibilities. The job holder will ensure high quality program delivery and the cost- effective use of Pact Nigeria resources. Minimum QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Public Health, Development Studies, International Development or other closely related field. 10 or more years of work experience with NGOs in all or most of the fields of MNCH, system strengthening and livelihoods. Experience should include development of strategies, guidelines and approaches; market assessments, conducting surveys; facilitating training, field program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Extensive knowledge of and management experience in livelihood programming (design, development, implementation, evaluation). Prior experience in Nigeria preferred. Fluency in English required, and a local Nigerian language preferred. Knowledge of all aspects of community-based programming with a special focus on livelihood in Nigeria. Proven skills in building organizational capacity and grants management. TO APPLY: This position is open to local Nigerian hires only. Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume/CV and cover letter on their suitability to: pactnghr@pactworld.org. All CV's/resume/applications MUST be in either word format or PDF. Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for on the SUBJECT of the mail. Note that only short- listed candidates will be contacted. Requisition Number: 14-0081.
******************************* Senior advisors of health financing, economics, and public private partnerships Rwanda
Chemonics seeks senior advisors in health financing and health public-private partnerships application for the anticipated five-year, USAID-funded Rwanda Health Systems Strengthening program. The program aims to support the government of Rwanda to strengthen and expand the national health system at all levels of governance. Successful candidates will be energetic individuals with demonstrated leadership, management, and technical abilities. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. All long-term positions will be based in Rwanda. SENIOR ADVISOR HEALTH FINANCING AND ECONOMICS Responsibilities include: Provide and oversee program technical support to the Ministry of Health to improve health financing strategies, health insurance systems, and health facility business operations. Support overall planning, implementation, tracking, reporting, and quality control of program activities. Cultivate and manage relationships with government counterparts, local organizations, and implementing partners. SENIOR ADVISOR HEALTH PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS Responsibilities include: Provide and oversee program technical support to the Ministry of Health to improve health financing strategies, health insurance systems, and health facility business operations. Support overall planning, implementation, tracking, reporting, and quality control of program activities. Cultivate and manage relationships with government counterparts, local organizations, and implementing partners. Experience in health systems strengthening, with expertise in the following areas required: health financing (Senior Advisor Health Financing Economics), public private partnership development (Senior Advisor Public Private Partnerships). QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in health systems strengthening, with expertise in the following areas required: health financing (Senior Advisor Health Financing Economics), public private partnership development (Senior Advisor Public Private Partnerships). Minimum 10 years of experience working in international public health programs; experience living and/or working in developing countries with experience in Sub-Saharan Africa preferred. Proven experience and ability to effectively work with and provide support to host-county governments and counterparts, private sector organizations, and implementing partners. Demonstrated experience working on complex donor-funded programs; experience with USAID-funded programs desired. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and supervisory skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Fluency in English required, proficiency in French desirable. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to rwandahss@gmail.com by July 4, 2014. Applications will be viewed on a rolling basis. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Rwanda RHSS - Senior advisor" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will received consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
******************************* Chief of party Myanmar
Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID Accountable 2 All (A2A): Strengthening Civil Society and Media project in Burma. A2A will support a broad range of civil society and media actors as they engage with each other, the people of Burma, and their government to strengthen and deepen democratic reforms. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Provide overall technical direction for the project; Lead and guide project staff managing technical activities; Collaborate with senior USAID in-country staff and Chemonics field- and home- office staff; Manage and oversee reporting and communication of project progress; Assess program capabilities, practices, initiatives, and activities in relation to wider USAID strategic objectives and ensure targets are achieved. REQUIRES: Advanced degree in a relevant field; Minimum 15 years of progressively responsible international expertise managing similar programs; Technical expertise in civil society and the media sector; Ability to work with a broad range of counterparts and lead multidisciplinary teams; Experience in Southeast Asia preferred; Strong written and oral communication skills in English; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity. TO APPLY: Contact us: BurmaA2ACOP@chemonics.com
******************************* Deputy chief of party Myanmar
Chemonics seeks a deputy chief of party for the anticipated USAID-funded Accountable 2 All (A2A): Strengthening Civil Society and Media project in Burma. A2A will support a broad range of civil society and media actors as they engage with each other, the people of Burma, and their government to strengthen and deepen democratic reforms. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Contribute to the overall technical direction for the project; Manage and oversee day-to-day regional operations; Collaborate with senior USAID in-country staff and Chemonics field- and home-office staff; Lead and guide project staff managing technical activities; Assess program capabilities, practices, initiatives, and activities in relation to wider USAID strategic objectives and ensure targets are achieved. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree in a relevant field; Minimum seven years of international expertise managing similar programs in civil society and media strengthening; Expertise in civil society and the media sector; Proven leadership in design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of development programs; Proven ability to lead multidisciplinary teams and to develop and communicate a common vision; Experience in Southeast Asia strongly preferred; Strong written and oral communication skills in English; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity. TO APPLY: Contact us: BurmaA2ADCOP@chemonics.com.
******************************* CHIEF OF PARTY ZAMBIA
Chemonics seeks a chief of party for an anticipated multiyear, USAID-funded project in Zambia aimed at improving governance. The project will work with ministries in health, education, and community development to strengthen procurement, audit, and internal control functions. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Provide overall project leadership, management, and technical direction. Serve as the project's key liaison with USAID, the government of Zambia, stakeholders, and counterparts in the public and private sectors. Manage and supervise the work of project personnel and subcontractors. Ensure that all project assistance is technically sound and appropriate. Collaboratively create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision. Oversee project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications. Qualifications: Advanced degree in public administration, public finance, accounting, or other relevant field. Minimum 10 years of senior-level experience designing, implementing, and managing transparency, systems strengthening, government capacity development, or related programs. Experience working collaboratively with government agencies, host-country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies; USAID experience preferred. Experience as chief of party on a donor-funded project in Zambia or elsewhere in Africa preferred. Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity. Fluency in English required. TO APPLY: Contact us: ZImprovingGovernance@chemonics.com.
******************************* TECHNICAL EXPERTS ZAMBIA
Chemonics seeks government institutional strengthening specialists for an anticipated multiyear, USAID-funded project in Zambia aimed at improving governance. The project will work with ministries in health, education, and community development to strengthen procurement, audit, and internal control functions. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. We seek technical experts in the following areas: Procurement; Audit; Internal controls; Financial administration; Monitoring and evaluation. Qualifications: Advanced degree in public administration, public finance, accounting, or other relevant field. Minimum five years of experience in institutional procurement, audit, or institutional systems strengthening; project management experience preferred. Proven managerial/ supervisory experience; Strong writing and interpersonal skills. Experience working collaboratively with government agencies, host-country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies; USAID experience preferred; Strong understanding of government of Zambia procurement, audit, or internal control systems; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Experience in Zambia or elsewhere in Africa preferred; Fluency in English required. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions of CV, cover letter, and three references, with position title in the subject line to ZImprovingGovernance@chemonics.com by July 25, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Apply here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/8wt6bt7
******************************* Chief of Party, Performance Management and Support Program for Lebanon Beirut, Lebanon
MSI is seeking a Chief of Party who will oversee the technical, staffing and financial management aspects of PMSPL, and serve as the point of contact with USAID officials in Beirut, Lebanon and MSI leadership in Washington, D.C. The position will require experience in both management and technical fields, with a proven track record of programmatic accomplishment, professional achievement, management competence, and interpersonal skills. It is initially a one-year position based in Beirut, although it is anticipated the project will be extended for up to four additional years. QUALIFICATIONS: Thorough technical knowledge of monitoring, evaluation methods, and performance management, including (but not limited) to indicator development, data collection and analysis, DQAs, performance reporting, evaluation design and planning, including experimental and quasi-experimental, and management/ dissemination of evaluations. Proven track record of programmatic accomplishment, professional achievement, management competence and interpersonal skills. An advanced degree in a relevant field. A minimum of 20 years of relevant experience. Exposure to Lebanon's development challenges is preferred. Experience in unstable, conflict-prone or post-conflict reconstruction environments preferred. The ability to travel, if required, throughout Lebanon. Strong written and spoken English. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com
******************************* Deputy Chief of Party, Performance Management and Support Program for Lebanon Beirut, Lebanon
MSI is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party who will manage all aspects of project administration, including finance, project IT, HR and logistics. Lead and manage some of the project's technical work. The DCoP reports directly to the Chief of Party (CoP), and will serve as Acting Chief of Party as required. The DCOP must be able to interact efficiently with the Mission, Embassy, partner country government and other donor officials, and representatives from USAID implementing partners. It is initially a one-year position based in Beirut, although it is anticipated the project will be extended for up to four additional years. Please note: Only Lebanese citizens are eligible for this position. REQUIRES: Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in the following areas: Indicator development, data collection and analysis, DQAs, statistical methods, and/or performance monitoring and/or reporting; Substantive experience leveraging performance monitoring data for the improvement of ongoing project management; and Project management and administration. Advanced degree in the social sciences. Experience with USAID or another donor preferred. Proficiency in written and spoken English. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com
******************************* Senior M&E Specialist, Performance Management and Support Program for Lebanon Beirut, Lebanon
MSI is seeking a Senior M&E Specialist who will oversee and participate in evaluations, assessments and analytical reports. S/he will ensure that the short-term technical experts and evaluation team members recruited under this contract are of high caliber and possess commensurate technical expertise. It is expected that the Specialist will also serve as evaluation team leader for most evaluations conducted under PMSPL. It is initially a one-year position based in Beirut, although it is anticipated the project will be extended for up to four additional years. Please note: Only Lebanese citizens are eligible for this position. Responsibilities: Contribute substantively to the design and field testing of the evaluation methodology, participatory data collection methods and protocols, data verification techniques, and other technical and analytical tasks. Oversee, recruit for and ensure short-term technical experts and evaluation team members are of a high caliber and possess the required technical expertise. Serve as the evaluation team leader of select evaluations conducted under this contract as approved by USAID. REQUIRES: Minimum of ten years of progressively more responsible experience in the following areas: Design and implementation of impact and performance evaluations, and field testing of surveys, questionnaires, and/or other data collection instruments. Working on and leading evaluation teams. Advanced degree in social sciences. Experience with USAID or another donor. Proficiency in written and spoken English. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com
******************************* CS3 GENERAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER OVERSEAS
The USAID/Office of Crisis Surge Support Staff (CS3), formerly the Office of Civilian Response, has opened a new position for a General Development 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 July 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please visit www.globalcorps.com.
******************************* Director, Trade and Markets Division Rome, Italy
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted an opening for a Director, Trade and Markets Division (D-2) in Rome. The Director provides strategic and technical leadership, knowledge and policy guidance for the work of the Organization on trade and market-related issues and provides managerial oversight over the Division's human and financial resources. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, International Trade or related field. Demonstrated technical leadership and experience with a relevant publication record on topics related to agricultural trade and markets, with particular emphasis on issues of concern to developing countries. International experience in providing policy advice to high-level decision-makers, including in intergovernmental processes. Experience in planning and organizing intergovernmental meetings and demonstrated sensible political judgment in international settings. TO APPLY: visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete the on-line application. Closing date: 7/11/14. Vacancy no: IRC2570
******************************* INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs.
CULTURAL AND CREATIVITY POLICY CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The consultant is being hired to strengthen the Department's communication function as well as to capture and disseminate knowledge of IDB cultural activities and programs, with particular emphasis in developing and strengthening relationships with public and private institutions and organizations in order to advance the work in EXR/CSO about the economic development potential of the cultural and creative economy. REQUIRES: Master's degree (or equivalent degree) in Cultural Management, Public Policy, Economics or Management. Knowledge of Cultural Economics is important. A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience. Demonstrated track record of developing and executing successful communication strategies and programs, preferably within a development/ multilateral organization context, mostly with cultural programs. Experience with public sector related to Cultural Policy as well as experience in international organizations. A micro sector background in different cultural industries is desirable including experience analyzing cultural and creative industries in different countries. Vacancy no: 1400003043
CONTRACTUAL TO WORK ON FUND MANAGEMENT AND REPORTING WASHINGTON, DC
The contractual will assist GCM in the implementation of the OC Action Plan. Also, the contractual will support the preparation of annual fund reports as required. REQUIRES: The candidate should have a Master's degree preferably in economics, public administration, international development, or related field. Be proactive, customer service oriented, reliable and responsible to work with a minimum of supervision. At least 5 years of experience in similar activities. English and Spanish oral and written. Excellent writing and analytical skills required. Vacancy no: 1400003025
******************************* UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1- 917-367-0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER ADDIS ABABA
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in Addis Ababa. Duties: Monitors economic developments in a defined area and identifies recurrent and emerging issues of concern to the United Nations. Designs and conducts studies of selected issues in economic development and draft resulting reports. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics or related field. A PhD in economics or investment is desirable. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area. Experience in Africa or on African related issues is an advantage. Closing date: 8/16/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-ECA-35966-R-ADDIS ABABA(G)
PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER BRUSSELS
A Programme Management Officer (P-3) is sought in Brussels. Duties: Coordinates activities related to annual project reporting exercise and reviews the annual compilation of UNEP and MEA Secretariats' project progress reports. Coordinates the development of the Annual Strategic and Performance Overview Report (SPOR) of the SCAs liaising with and under supervision of relevant parties such as OfO for PSC approval. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or Programme Management, Administration or related area. Closing date: 8/16/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNEP-34250-R-BRUSSELS (X)
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER BEIRUT
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in Beirut. Duties: Monitors political and economic developments in the Middle East and identifies recurrent and emerging issues of concern to the United Nations. Designs and conducts analysis and studies on root causes and ramifications of conflict, occupation or political turmoil on development and draft resulting reports. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, political economy, development, political science or related field. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic and political principles in development programmes or related area. Experience in utilizing advanced quantitative tools, including modeling, and in analyzing trends and impact of conflict on development is desirable. Closing date: 8/15/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-ESCWA-35903-R-BEIRUT(G)
SENIOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER GENEVA
A Senior Economic Affairs Officer (P-5) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Follows current economic developments in the UNECE region and leads or participates in the identification of new or emerging development issues of potential concern to the ECE member States, particularly those of a regional or global nature, and proposes corresponding activities as necessary. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics or related field. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in the area of international economic relations, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area. Closing date: 8/12/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-ECE-33436-R-GENEVA (R)
HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER GENEVA
A Humanitarian Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Provides policy guidance to the Chief of the Emergency Services Branch on conceptual strategy, development and management of the Jordan-Israel-Palestine (JIP) Preparedness Project. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, law, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience, preferably at least three (03) years within in the United Nations, in the areas of humanitarian affairs, emergency response preparedness, or crisis/ emergency relief management. Field experience in a natural disaster or complex emergency is required. Knowledge of OCHA's international emergency response tools and services is desirable. Closing date: 8/12/14. Vacancy no: 14-HRA-OCHA-35826-R-GENEVA (O)
DEPUTY CHIEF, SUBREGIONAL HEADQUARTERS FOR THE CARIBBEAN PORT OF SPAIN
A Deputy Chief, Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean (P-5) is sought in Port of Spain. The incumbent assists in the overall supervision of the substantive activities of the Office; leads the design and conduct of substantive research on trade and economic development in the Caribbean; he/she provides substantive contributions to the work of the UN system in the Caribbean; collaborates in the design and monitoring of ECLAC's work programme activities in the Caribbean; supervises the design and implementation of extra-budgetary research projects; acts as Officer-in- charge during the absence of the Director. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in development economics or related area. A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible relevant experience at national or international levels in economic and social development is required. Experience in project or programme management is required. Experience with intergovernmental fora in the Caribbean subregion is desirable. Closing date: 8/12/14. Vacancy no: 14- ECO-ECLAC-34470-R-PORT OF SPAIN(G)
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER GENEVA
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in Geneva. The incumbent will be responsible for the Secretariat and expert assistance to regular and ad hoc governmental meetings dealing with inland water transport. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, engineering, law or related area, preferably related to transport. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in transport policy and analytical work in governmental administrations, international organizations or the private sector. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French or Russian would be an asset. Closing date: 8/11/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-ECE-33675-R-GENEVA (R)
PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER NEW YORK
A Programme Management Officer (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Assist the ASG, as necessary, in the day-to-day operations of the office; this includes participation in the development, implementation and evaluation of projects in the department; keep abreast, monitor and analyze their development and implementation; review relevant correspondence, documents and reports. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, public administration, international relations, management, economics or a related field. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management and administration or related area. Experience with data manipulation, graphic presentations as well as experience in security or related field is desirable. Closing date: 8/11/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-DSS-35276-R-NEW YORK(G)
******************************* OXFAM AMERICA
Oxfam America has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.oxfamamerica.org/whoweare/jobs/available- positions
MICRO INSURANCE PROGRAM OFFICER ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Duties: Oversee the day to day activities of the micro insurance program; Assist the project coordinator in preparing and compiling reports and developing proposal; Prepare Grant Application Proposals and Manage grants. REQUIRES: A minimum of 1st degree or equivalent in development, social or agriculture sciences, or other relevant fields. A minimum of five years of experience after BA/BSC in an NGO preferably in a project/ program that involves management of multiple partners. Proven ability to work with different partners in a development setting and experience in managing grants of partners. Strong writing skills in English and command of written and spoken English. Knowledge and understanding of the rights based approach to development.
POLICY ADVISOR, CLIMATE RESILIENCE AND MARKETS BOSTON, MA OR WASHINGTON, DC
The Policy Advisor will develop and execute policy advocacy strategies for multi- national sovereign risk and other climate resilience initiatives, working with external partners of the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative and other private sector initiatives on climate resilience (as relevant). REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in relevant field. 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in external relations and/or policy advocacy. Experience and expertise in the international development fields. Excellent oral and written communications skills, with an ability to write precisely and concisely for the internal Oxfam audience, the general public, business, and the business development community. Strong relationship-building skills.
GLOBAL MONITORING, EVALUATION & LEARNING (MEL) MANAGER BOSTON, MA
The Manager will provide leadership, guidance and capacity for establishing and implementing robust monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) systems across the agency's global portfolio of long-term development programs, innovation projects and other initiatives; in order to effectively measure impacts of the programming on root causes of poverty and social injustice. REQUIRES: Master's degree in the social sciences, international development or related discipline, or organizational development, exceptional relevant practical experience may be seen as a substitute. Seven to ten years of experience in monitoring & evaluation, planning and organizational learning in public sector, donor, social justice, or international development agencies which, together, include: Experience in positions as internal consultant or advisor in multi-national, multi-cultural, and multi-functional organizational contexts. Hands-on experience strengthening the link between funder (Oxfam) and partner systems of monitoring and evaluation, especially in advocacy coalition.
******************************* INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
Institute for Sustainable Communities has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.iscvt.org/who_we_are/jobs/
PROGRAM ASSISTANT, US CLIMATE PROGRAMS EUGENE, OR
The Program Assistant supports the development and implementation of ISC's fast- growing programs in the US, through the use of superior coordination, organization and communication skills associated with providing services to communities - especially cities - across the country. REQUIRES: Associate degree in related area, Bachelor's degree preferred. One to three years of relevant work experience; additional related experience can substitute for formal educational qualifications. Commitment to the ISC mission and goals. Vacancy no: 2014-1027
PROGRAM OFFICER, US CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT MONTPELIER, VT
The Program Officer supports the implementation of ISC's fast-growing programs in the US, through research and writing, and various other tasks associated with the design and delivery of peer-learning workshops and technical assistance to communities - especially cities - across the country. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in related area. Two to five years of relevant professional experience. Commitment to the ISC mission and goals. Prior knowledge of/experience in the areas of climate change, energy, water, food and/or sustainable development is a plus. Vacancy no: 2014-1022
******************************* *Chief of Party Pristina, Kosovo
World Learning seeks a Chief of Party (Full time position) for the USAID-funded Transformational Leadership - Scholarships and Partnerships Program to be based in Pristina, Kosovo. Duration: 4 years. Position to be filled as soon as possible. Background: The purpose of the Transformational Leadership - Scholarships and Partnerships Program is to develop a cadre of leaders to drive significant change in Kosovo in priority economic, political, and social development areas. This high- profile program is part of a broader Transformational Leadership initiative and requires coordination with inter-related but separate projects. Key components of this program include: formation and capacity building of an Advisory Committee comprised of prominent stakeholders; strengthening university management and capacity in Kosovo; higher education scholarships for U.S. graduate studies and professional certificates; and partnerships between Kosovo and American universities. The Chief of Party will be a Higher Education Advisor, reporting to World Learning headquarters in Washington, D.C. and be in charge of overall program operations. Job Responsibilities: Provide overall leadership and direction for the program in Kosovo. Oversee program administration, implementation, and fiscal management in close collaboration with key team members. Coordinate overall communications with USAID/Kosovo, serving as Mission's principal contact. Develop and manage relationships with key high level stakeholders. Manage all activities related to the establishment and activities of the Advisory Committee. Provide leadership to overall project operations and reporting, ensuring a rigorously implemented program that complies with USAID donor regulations and local laws. Liaise with partner organizations, facilitate successful coordination and transparency of all organizational and individual training and capacity building activities. Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders in Kosovo and with US university partners as their work relates to in-country capacity-building activities. Report regularly to World Learning headquarters, providing timely updates of all situational and project developments. Oversee the preparation of high-quality reports and other work products for USAID. Regularly update donor on progression of programs. Manage and supervise team of local and international staff fostering a collegial work environment and excellent office morale. Other responsibilities that may be assigned. Required QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree, PhD desired. Minimum 15 years of senior management experience with education, academic exchange, or organizational performance improvement programs. Minimum 5 years of experience in higher education training and/or university partnership programs. Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations. Strong experience in managing development programs for results, comfortable operating cross-culturally. Proven record in designing, implementing and successfully delivering higher education projects. Strong skills in financial, program, and personnel management. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Proven track record of donor coordination, other donors and stakeholders. English fluency. Strong team leadership capabilities. Ability to work with diverse groups of high-level stakeholders from government, higher education, donor, civil society, and private sector communities. Desired Qualifications: PhD. Minimum three or more years prior experience as Chief-of-Party on a USAID-funded project. Regional experience. TO APPLY: Please transmit: CV or resume; cover letter (in English) with the post title on the subject line explaining why you are best qualified for this position; and three references within the last 3 years with current contact information (phone, mail address and email address). To apply: Please visit our website www.worldlearning.org and click on the employment tab to submit your application. If you do not see the job you are interested in, please "search all." Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please. Thank you.
******************************* *Chief of Party Pakistan
The Asia Foundation is seeking a Chief of Party in Pakistan. The objective of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governance Project (KPG) is to achieve transition by supporting the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government and civil society organizations to implement a provincial governance reform agenda with the objective of improving local government effectiveness and to provide public services to KP citizens. The COP ensures strategic direction of the contract and provides vision and understanding to Contractor staff, government counterparts, community groups, other development partners, and other stakeholders and interested parties. While s/he receives technical direction from the COR and Contracting Officer, the COP also coordinates closely with other USAID staff to manage and oversee all activities, results, outcomes, outputs and communication of this project. The COP is the main interlocutor with the KP government for the purposes of this contract and its overall objective. The COP ultimately supervises the Contractor's field presence, including all program operations, administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, financial accounting and official reporting. S/he ensures procedures are established and complied with for grants under contract worthiness, subcontracts, funds liquidity, direct procurement and administrative actions related to technical assistance and training. S/he is responsible for hiring staff and making sure that program operations comply with local labor laws. S/he is responsible for effective governance systems of the entire contract, including transparency and integrity of USAID funds. QUALIFICATIONS: The COP should have at least 10 or more years of progressively responsible experience in development project/ program management and implementation of capacity building in politically sensitive and especially post conflict environment. The COP should have the experience of closely working within or with government systems in complex conditions. S/he should possess a comprehensive understanding of government systems, processes and procedures. S/he should also have sound knowledge of legal frameworks and relevant laws regarding revenue administration, local governance, devolution, public management, and social accountability. COP must have an advanced degree in a related discipline (e.g., International Affairs, Public Administration, Business Administration, Law, Political Science, South Asian Studies, or related) from a recognized/ accredited university. Sound comprehension and understanding of KP development issues and political environment is highly desirable. Demonstrated exemplary, leadership, diplomatic and interpersonal skills are required. S/he is expected to build excellent relationships with government counterparts. Prior experience of working with USAID will be preferred. Fluency in spoken and written Pashtu is preferred. COP should also have demonstrable communication skills, including computer/IT literacy. TO APPLY: Interested and qualified individuals must submit by Friday, July 11, 2014 [1] a comprehensive cover letter indicating fulfillment of each of the requirements listed above, [2] an up-to-date CV to jobspk@asiafound.org with copy to consultantssf@asiafound.org. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Only those applications will be considered which have all the required information and have applied for specific position by clearly indicating in "subject line" of email the position they are applying for. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
******************************* *CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISOR Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
CARE is seeking a talented Climate Change (CC) Advisor for the Pastoralist Resiliency Improvement through Market Expansion (PRIME) Project, the post holder provides technical leadership and oversight over the Natural Resources Management (NRM) and Climate Change Component (IR2 - Intermediate Result 2) of the PRIME Program. Expected Travel: up to 40%; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. Under the NRM/CC component, the post holder manages a team of two deputy advisors and 3 senior field advisors to ensure quality and impactful implementation of the program. S/he is responsible to provide advice and support to the consortium on related climate change policy issues at national and international level and bring the consortium learning and innovation. The advisor will develop and undertake evidence based analytics and studies related to climate change adaptation in pastoral areas to inform project activities, and contribute to broader GCC and pastoral NRM debates and policies. S/he ensures CARE's contribution to dissemination of program learning and achievements, and documentation of promising practices in programming within Ethiopia to assist pastoral communities to adapt and mitigate impacts of climate change. Primary Responsibilities: Staff supervision and talent management (25%); PRIME NRM/Climate Change Technical Leadership and Implementation Oversight (30%); PRIME Management - CARE Ethiopia (15%); Networking and representation (15%); Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (15%). QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in appropriate technical field (e.g. agriculture or rural development, MBA, etc.) or BA plus extensive and pertinent professional experience. Effective management of United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/ United States Grant (USG) reporting, budgeting, procurement, and project management procedures. Excellent facilitation and negotiation skills. Ability to meet multiple deadlines under pressure. Demonstrated skills in leadership; ability to inspire and empower others. Demonstrated technical and managerial ability, sound judgment, ability to interact and work effectively with others at all levels. Firm belief in and proven skills in effective team management and leadership. Solid experience in staff supervision and development. Ability to collaborate with people and organizations of diverse backgrounds. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Proficiency in standard office software packages. Excellent interpersonal skills. Firm belief in, and demonstrated commitment to, gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, transparent and participatory management. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid =2349. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
******************************* *Household Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Advisor, Orphans and Vulnerable Children Kinshasa, DRC
Pact is seeking an Economic Strengthening/ Livelihood Specialist who will provide technical leadership to the development of strategies, guidelines and manuals, and rolling out of these to ensure that community members and households caring for vulnerable children have increased and ongoing capacity to meet their basic needs. Position is Contingent Based on Contract Award. The post holder will lead the design, planning and implementation of technical interventions to improve household livelihood and asset base to meet basic needs of children and support self-reliance. In order to improve the enabling environment in the country, the position holder will network, share and coordinate with all stakeholders in the DRC including micro and small enterprise development agency, microfinance institutions, Cooperative Agencies, and other government units. He/She will ensure that the OVC Project interventions are performed as planned and to bring about the desired impact through monitoring, evaluation, research and documenting lessons learned. The position will be based in Kinshasa. Specific duties and responsibilities: Leads the development of strategies, approaches, systems and guidelines to ensure that households caring for highly vulnerable children have increased capacity to meet the basic needs of children and supports self-reliance; Defines and executes economic strengthening models, standards, elaborates steps to meet the standards, and mobilizes support. Defines and executes economic strengthening monitoring systems and development of tools to track progresses. Advises the project leadership consortium partners issues related to livelihood improvement/ economic strengthening for better decision making. Meets and works with policy makers such as government officials to facilitate better understanding and coordination among the actors in improving policy environment for Livelihood improvement for highly vulnerable families and children including the development of microenterprise development strategy. Takes a leading role in the organization of national and international level workshops on economic strengthening related areas. Organizes and facilitates presentations, reports and other documentation on related training events and field program operations. Ensures that implementation of field programs proceeds according to approved plans and in accordance with set standards and guidelines. Liaises and coordinates with Pact country and home office technical specialists and program team for integration, synergy and technical support. Works with Project Results and Measurement team to undertake project to identify indicators, conduct baseline studies, annual reviews, midterm assessments and final evaluations. Reviews project assessment reports, compiles and shares lessons for further improvement and for future considerations. QUALIFICATIONS: Post graduate Degree in Economics, Development Studies, Enterprise Development, International Development or other closely related field. Demonstrated leadership, strategic planning, and technical skills in programming for improving children's health, nutrition, education, protection, psychosocial well-being, and care as well as addressing household economic and food security. At least 7 years of demonstrated experience in household economic strengthening interventions. Knowledge of USAID & PEPFAR policies, procedures and regulations. Prior experience in the DRC preferred. 10 or more years of work experience, at least 5 years with NGOs in all or most of the fields of economic strengthening, microenterprise development, value chain, livelihoods; and Experience in both the public sector and NGO programs. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0027
******************************* *FINANCE DIRECTOR Worldwide
CARE is seeking senior professionals to lead the finance and grants management function in multiple country offices around the world. Other Possible Locations: CARE USA Country Office locations; Expected Travel: up to 10%; Language Requirement: French, Spanish, Arabic or Portugesse preferred; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. Country Office finance directors are responsible for managing the budgeting, accounting, reporting and grant/ contract management process for one or more countries where CARE operates. The position is part of the country office senior management team and interacts on a daily basis with CARE program managers and representatives of partners, donor agencies and CARE International members, and requires excellent inter-personal and management skills in addition to a solid academic background and significant experience in finance and accounting. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide leadership and strategic oversight of the finance and grant management function at country level, including the hiring, development and retention of qualified finance and grant management professionals. Ensure program and operational budgets are well prepared, optimizing cost recovery. Jointly with program managers, negotiate new funding agreements. Oversee the day-to-day financial operations including accounts payable, accounting, cash management. Oversee the administration and management of funding agreements including donor reporting and ensure compliance with donor regulations and the terms and conditions of funding agreements. Coordinate the monthly, quarterly and annual close process of country office books with CARE's Shared Service Center in Manila. Work closely with CARE's senior country management team and program managers to ensure resources are appropriately used, and line managers are fully involved in the management of the financial resources dedicated to the programs under their purview. Ensure CARE meets all local statutory financial and tax reporting requirements. Coordinate the country office team's continuous preparedness involvement in donor and statutory audits. REQUIREMENTS: 7 to 10 years' experience managing complex financial operations either in another major not for profit or in the private sector. Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business management or comparable qualifications. Excellent inter-personal skills and proven interdisciplinary teamwork proficiency. OTHER DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with PeopleSoft Financials or other ERP software. Proven track record in not-for-profit management. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid =2355. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
******************************* *Compliance & Reporting Officer Kabul, Afghanistan
The Asia Foundation is seeking a Compliance and Reporting Officer for the Ministry of Women's Affairs Organizational Restructuring and Empowerment Project (MORE) in Kabul, Afghanistan. Background: The Asia Foundation is implementing the "Ministry of Women's Affairs Organizational Restructuring and Empowerment project (MORE) in Afghanistan, the key objective of which is to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Women's Affairs (MOWA) to perform its primary function of advancing gender equality and women's empowerment and carrying out its mandate by designing and facilitating an organizational restructuring and capacity building program. MORE will work both at the central Ministry in Kabul and the Directorates of Women's Affairs (DOWAs) in all 34 Provinces. The overall project has four focus areas: 1. Improve Policy Leadership, Development, and Advocacy. 2. Strengthen Inter-Agency Technical Advising and Monitoring. 3. Enhance MOWA's and DOWA's Public Awareness and Education Outreach, and Media Relations. 4. Strengthen MOWA-DOWA Relations. The Compliance and Reporting Officer (CRO) will be responsible for oversight and coordination of all reporting, compliance, media outreach, and public information activities for the MORE project. The CRO will provide regular as well as ad hoc reporting with high quality in often short turnaround times. The CRO will work with project management and leadership of MORE project and in coordination with the Deputy Chief of Party Program, Communications, Monitoring and Evaluation, Finance and Grants Management departments, to ensure accurate and timely narrative reporting to USAID. The CRO will also be responsible for meeting the media, advocacy, and other public information needs of MORE project in close liaison with the Communications Specialist and Chief of Party. This is a one year position with the possibility of extension and is an unaccompanied post. REQUIREMENTS: At least a Master's degree in business administration, business development, public relations, communications or in a related field. Experience: Four to six years of progressively responsible experience in a similar role undertaking project compliance and reporting. At least three years of experience with USAID grant management experience preferred, with special attention to reporting and compliance requirements. Demonstrated experience in communicating project objectives to a wide audience. Abilities and skills: Must be able to collect, compile and present detailed narrative and financial related information in a clear, concise manner, both orally and in writing. Must have strong oral and written communication skills. Must have the ability to maintain effective working relationships with project teams and USAID representatives. Must have the ability to rapidly assimilate information and be able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines. Must be sensitive to political and cultural nuance and able to consistently apply excellent judgment to a variety of demanding and fast-changing situations. Must have an understanding of legal issues related to grants and contract management- USAID experience is a plus. Excellent research, data analysis/ synthesis, and presentation skills. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential for performing the required tasks. Strong initiative and ability to work autonomously, while being a good team player. Ability to work in a fast-paced project environment. Must have excellent analytical ability. Creative and strategic thinker, able to analyze, problem solve and clearly articulate concepts and solutions, with a strong eye for detail. Experience using database management systems, preferably Access and MS Excel. MS Office package skills. Fluency in English is required, Dari/ Pashto ability a plus. Afghanistan experience is a plus and the ability to be based fulltime in Afghanistan is essential. TO APPLY: The Asia Foundation offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. To apply please submit your application directly by visiting our website at www.asiafoundation.org/about/employment and selecting "Regular Employment." Please place your cover letter and resume in one document and submit it as an attachment. We will only consider applicants who apply online and provide a cover letter along with their resume. In addition, to be considered an applicant must submit their application prior to the deadline of 5:00 PM PST on July 3, 2014. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. For information on The Asia Foundation, please visit our website: www.asiafoundation.org. No phone calls please.
******************************* *Short-term constitutional support advisor Libya
Chemonics seeks a short-term constitutional support advisor for the ongoing USAID/OTI-funded Libya Transition Initiative (LTI). The three-year, five-month program, begun in September 2011, supports Libyan efforts to build an inclusive and peaceful democratic future that reflects the will and needs of the Libyan people. The short-term constitutional support advisor will support the project's engagement with the new Libyan Constitution. Libya's Constitution Drafting Assembly, which met in the eastern city of Bayda on April 21, 2014, has been legally mandated and popularly elected to draft a new constitution in four months. In order to support the constitution drafting process, LTI is seeking an advisor for a period of three to six months to assist with identifying, developing and supporting priority interventions. Given the dynamic nature of the constitution drafting process, the scope of work and individual tasks will remain flexible to allow the program to plug into priority areas as the situation evolves. It is expected that this assignment will be for three months, with a possible extension based on progress on the process and programmatic needs. This assignment will require extensive travel throughout Libya, including to Bayda, LTI's regional offices, and other locations as needed to work directly with civil society partners. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Illustrative deliverables are expected to include: Develop weekly reports that review recent events, analyze key trends, summarize meetings, and provide recommendations on potential programmatic responses as needed; Draft strategy on LTI engagement in the constitution drafting process; Conduct trainings and develop outreach materials as necessary with government stakeholders and/or civil society organization representatives; Identify, design, and develop at least five activities to support civil society engagement in the constitution drafting process. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced university degree (master's degree or equivalent) in law, governance, or international relations/ affairs with work experience on constitutional development issues; Minimum five years of progressively responsible professional experience in legal/ policy analysis, constitutional law, or governance; Experience working on constitution drafting process in countries undergoing political transitions, specifically in supporting community-level consultation and civil society engagement; Experience in training, conducting outreach, and supporting advocacy or public consultation processes with civil society; Experience in small grants design, development, and implementation strongly preferred; Basic knowledge of relevant United Nations institutions, mandates, policies, and guidelines; Proven flexibility and creativity in a dynamic environment; Ability to communicate effectively with senior officials on key decisions; Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; prioritize multiple work assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment; meet deadlines; and to exercise good, professional judgment; Excellent verbal and written communications skills; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluency in English required; fluency in Arabic preferred. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to LTIRecruitment@chemonics.com. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "LTI - Short-term constitutional support advisor" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will received consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors. Apply here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/hxmzqbm
******************************* *Government to government implementation procurement expert Kosovo
Chemonics seeks a short-term field-based government-to-government (G2G) implementation procurement expert. The overall goal of the project is to enhance the enabling environment for private sector growth and expanded employment opportunities in Kosovo, and support the implementation of anticipated G2G development assistance funds to enhance capacities of the government of Kosovo and subordinate government bodies to identify, plan, procure, implement, and monitor technical assistance directly funded by USAID using-host country government systems, legislation, and procedures. G2G assistance will increase government of Kosovo responsibilities (and capabilities) in managing U.S. government technical assistance funds, which are aimed at increasing Kosovo's attractiveness for foreign direct investment through an improved business enabling environment and a more stable and sustainable macroeconomic and fiscal position. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Critically analyze the current end-to-end procurement process, from tender submissions and strategic sourcing decisions to implementation management, and recommend and implement changes and adaptations where needed to ensure appropriate management of G2G-related project procurements. Review current procurement process with the Ministry of Finance Office of Procurement and design a procurement process to support G2G; Map current procurement procedures; Review compliance with the law and secondary legislation of the Kosovo government and any gaps that may prevent full compliance with USAID procurement legislation; Identify weakness which may impact the managing of the G2G procurement process; Recommend required amendments or improvements; Assist in the design of templates for G2G-related specifications, terms of reference, and evaluation criteria; Assist in ensuring appropriate procedures are in place to monitor ongoing implementation of G2G projects and to feed into the payment procedures for grants; Consolidate the procedures and templates relating to G2G into a user-friendly manual; Build the capacity of relevant Ministry of Finance staff to manage the procurement of G2G projects. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; Master's degree in procurement, finance, or related area preferred; Detailed knowledge of USAID procurement procedures; Demonstrated experience in conducting research, assessments, reviews, and analyses; Demonstrated experience with normative acts governing public procurement in Kosovo preferred; Experience working with government officials and regulators at the national level; A proven ability to be results- and deadline-driven; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to KosovoG2G@chemonics.com by July 15, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Kosovo G2G - government to government implementation procurement expert" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will received consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors. Apply here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/2hr528f
******************************* *Senior Irrigation and Water Management Specialist Cairo, Egypt
ICARDA is seeking a Senior Irrigation and Water Management Specialist in Cairo. Duties: Lead a team of scientists and support staff at the Integrated Water and Land Management Program of ICARDA on conducting irrigation and water management research in Egypt and other fully irrigated schemes in the dry areas. Main responsibilities: Promote efficient, productive and sustainable use of scarce water resources in irrigated agroecosystems. Develop strategies, methodologies and technologies that can be adapted and adopted by the farmers in the dry areas. Conduct research to assess, optimize and promote the productive and sustainable use of fresh and marginal quality water resources in irrigation. Develop viable options for improved irrigated agricultural systems to sustainably maximize water productivity. Contribute to enhancement of the human capacity of NARS associated with water and irrigation management. Contribute to a larger group of experts focusing on areas of agronomy, soils, hydrology, germplasm and marginal-quality water by interacting closely with teams of scientists based at ICARDA, NARS and other centers of the CGIAR. Contribute to the fund raising and public awareness activities of the Center by developing research proposals and public awareness materials. Publish research results in ISI refereed journals, prepare reports, training materials, and other documentation as required. Lead the work plans development and reporting associated with CRPs implemented in irrigated ecosystems. Act for the Director of the IWLMP program in the Cairo office when he is away. REQUIRES: Earned PhD degree in irrigation science/ engineering, agricultural water management, or soil- water-plant relations, water resources, marginal-quality water management or related area. 10 years of post-PhD experience, part of which at international level, of managing water resources and irrigation field research especially with NARS and farmers. Strong background in dry areas agriculture with demonstrated capacity for producing high science quality. Ability to use models of soil-water-plant-atmospheric relations and principles to research the improvement of agricultural water productivity. Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Arabic and/or French language and of GIS and remote sensing is desirable. Knowledge of participatory research methodologies and a proven ability to work in multi-cultural teams will be an advantage. Strong background in applied research and capacity development with strong record of ISI peer-reviewed publications. Ability to work independently and perform in greatly diverse environments and multidisciplinary teams of researchers at ICARDA and NARS, and manage international and regional research projects. Terms of appointment, salary and benefits: The initial contract will be for 3 years, of which the first year will be probationary period. Subsequent employment is decided based on the merit and productivity of the staff member, and continued need for the position. TO APPLY: Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by 16 July 2014. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from women. Applications will be acknowledged, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
******************************* *Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, USAID OTI SWIFT IV Lebanon
MSI is currently seeking personnel with experience in conflict and stabilization for anticipated work under Support Which Implements Fast Transition IV (SWIFT IV) in conjunction with USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). The goal of this project is to provide OTI with the means to support U.S. foreign policy objectives by helping local partners advance peace and democracy in priority countries in transition. Please note: This is a local position. Only Lebanese citizens are eligible to apply. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for monitoring grant implementation and evaluating their impact as necessary. Responsibilities: Monitoring and evaluation of grant implementation and impact. Rapid reporting of program status and impact. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree. At least two years' work experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably on development projects. Knowledge of USAID procedures is an advantage. 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 and one of the following languages: Arabic, French. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com.
******************************* *Project Manager, Operations & Field Compliance Lilongwe, Malawi
FHI 360 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Project Manager I, Operations & Field Compliance. The main responsibilities of Project Manager will be to: Facilitate field planning & communication. Work with local team to develop internal plans for awarding grants, processing key transactions and ensuring compliant activities. Review plans & coach staff to mitigate issues. Review open issues, monthly closings (imprest), grant, activity and transactional plans and coach staff to make necessary compliance corrections. Proactively communicate & advise on better practices. Maintain HQ informed of project issues and mitigation plans (programmatic, operational, compliance) and advise on lessons to better support country-centered delivery. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree or its international equivalent in Communications, Economics, Public Policy, International Affairs or other relevant field required. Master's degree preferred. 5+ years of project management experience. Successful candidates typically have 10+ years of total experience. Excellent writing skills and the ability to write effectively for different audiences and on different platforms (i.e., email, formal reports and briefs, technical notes, etc.). Experience managing USAID-funded operations in field. Knowledge and expertise of USAID rules and regulations. Effectiveness working with and coaching teams to deliver excellence. Fluency in English (speaking, reading, writing). Strong working proficiency in MS Office. After an initial orientation in Washington, DC, The project manager is expected to travel to Malawi and work from field office Malawi through May 15, 2015 (approximately 11 months). This is not an expatriate assignment; it is an extended field travel assignment. This position reports directly to the Project Director based in Washington, DC. TO APPLY: FHI 360's Career Center at http://www.fhi360.org/careers or through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org. Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify source in your application. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities. Vacancy no: 14408
******************************* *Technical Advisor I, Child Protection, Care and Wellbeing through Economic Strengthening Washington, DC
FHI 360 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Technical Advisor I, Child Protection, Care and Wellbeing through Economic Strengthening. Washington, DC is the preferred location, however; we are open to working remotely or in one of our other office locations. The Technical Advisor will take a leading role in the design and assessment of the two field projects, as well as in carrying out desk-based and field research to develop guidance on household-targeted economic strengthening. The role requires technical and programmatic expertise in child protection, particularly the reintegration of separated children into families (e.g., street children, institutionalized children, children separated during an emergency, former child soldiers), and in providing technical assistance, capacity building, and training to donors, practitioners and other organizations. Provides technical and scientific leadership to those designing, and implementing technical strategies, programs or tools in specific technical areas. Provides technical advice based upon expertise and knowledge of evidence-based methods and strategies, current practice, and established operational and research standards to ensure quality and rigorous design. Builds capacity in country-level, regional or global program staff. Assesses current technical, scientific, managerial and operational efficiencies at the program, regional, or global levels as appropriate. Provides guidance to ensure that program implementation adheres to appropriate technical standards and guidelines and that programs are technically sound. May evaluate proposal design and protocol development to en sure design is sound and based upon evidence-based practice. Provides global scientific leadership by staying current of evolving technical standards, guidelines, and program developments in area of expertise. Responsible for sharing best practices in their field of expertise and contribute to the knowledge base through participation in scientific forums and technical networks. Shares new knowledge/ evidence and best practices through collaboration with relevant departments and personnel. May be required to coordinate and work with a diverse group of organizations, such as; the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), district health staff, several international and national development partner organizations, and the USAID mission in order to complete work. REQUIRES: PhD or Master's degree in international development, economics, social sciences, or a related field. Successful candidates in this role typically have 12+ years of total experience, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in child protection programming. Experience with child reintegration into households desired. Significant programmatic experience in or demonstrated knowledge of household-level interventions to address social protection and/or economic strengthening. Demonstrated understanding of issues and programming approaches related to strengthening household capacities to provide adequate care and protection for vulnerable children. Experience working in or deep understanding of multi-sectoral interventions, especially those incorporating economic strengthening, is highly desired. Experience in research management or project management would be valuable in this role. Strong analytical, writing, and representational skills are critical for this position. Willingness to engage in ongoing learning about new approaches and technical areas outside of core expertise areas, including actively pursuing training and informal learning opportunities. Ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities and plan for the successful implementation of activities. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and strong intercultural communication skills. Fluency in French is a plus. Strong leadership skills and ability to coordinate diverse stakeholders to achieve common objectives. Experience working in developing countries, especially in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office). TO APPLY: FHI 360's Career Center at http://www.fhi360.org/careers or through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org. Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify source in your application. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities. Vacancy no: 14462
******************************* *Technical Advisor II, Strategy and Technology Ecosystems Washington, DC
FHI 360 seeks qualified candidates for a Technical Advisor, Strategy and Technology Ecosystems for the Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research Program (mSTAR) in our Washington, DC office. mSTAR is currently seeking a senior specialist with extensive expertise in strategy development and implementation, technology ecosystems analysis, testing and scaling innovations, and establishing public-private partnerships that bring together governments - including US government - commercial providers, and donors to forge innovative alliances that will advance these objectives. The position will be responsible for providing strategic guidance on leveraging USAID's investments in technology for greater impact. The ideal candidate will be a leader in the identification and diffusion of disruptive innovations and bring strong ties to the donor and private sector communities. REQUIRES: Successful candidates typically have 12+ years of total experience. Minimum 8 years of experience in developing public-private partnerships and/or integrating technology innovations for greater development impact required. Master's degree in international development, technology, economics, social sciences or related field required. PhD is preferred. Proven record of facilitating and leveraging public-private partnerships in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) within development. Considered a technical expert in their field by internal and external entities. Extensive and relevant professional networks in the public and private sector, particularly in ICT. Strong and written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to confidently and persuasively address public gatherings and internal USAID audiences. Proven ability to assimilate large amounts of information quickly. Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas. Must have ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities. Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English. TO APPLY: FHI 360's Career Center at http://www.fhi360.org/careers or through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org. Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify source in your application. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities. Vacancy no: 14187
******************************* *International Business Developer India
KRDS is looking for an ambitious international business developer! KRDS is the leading Agency on Social Media and Mobile marketing in Europe and Asia. To support its strong international growth, the agency is looking for a junior business developer to manage the exploration and prospection of a targeted market. The candidate will work in an international and multicultural team based in South India. He will be responsible for one of the following markets: Hong Kong, Brazil, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Northern Europe (Scandinavia, Denmark). Missions: At the heart of the Indian Silicon Valley you will be monitored by an experienced manager on the following missions: Lead generation of decision makers from digital agencies and major brands; Management of a portfolio of prospects; Development of sales; Implementation and adjustment of the marketing strategy for the targeted market. Based on the results in your market, business travels could be organized to meet your prospects. QUALIFICATIONS: You are perfectly fluent in the language of one of the targeted countries (Hong Kong, Brazil, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Northern Europe). You have a higher education degree in Sales/ Marketing. You have successful experience in business development and excellent telephone sales personality skills. You are fluent in English. You are result oriented. You are an ambitious, dynamic and daring person. You are able to work independently in a self- directed entrepreneurial environment. Why join us? You will take part in the expansion of a leading agency in a booming market. You could face real career opportunities: opening and management of a business development office on the targeted market. You will be in touch with leading customers (Coca Cola, Microsoft, Ubisoft, etc.). You will acquire a real technical expertise recognized by Facebook and the marketing community. Contract: Internship OR local contract; Location: Chennai - South India; Duration: 6 months minimum; Date: As soon as possible; Allowance: Accommodation provided by the company; Salary: Performance based compensation (5-10% on sales generated). TO APPLY: Send your Resume and Cover Letter with the following e-mail subject : [IBDJ2014] to Miss Julie SIAU: hiring@krds.com
******************************* *Process Facilitator and Project Manager Phnom Penh, Cambodia
17 Triggers is seeking a Project Manager/ Process Facilitator who will be both leading and supporting on a wide range of projects across a variety of sectors including public health, sanitation, climate change, gender empowerment, agriculture, human trafficking and others. The position requires strong competencies in process facilitation, qualitative or participatory research, and project management. The Project Manager & Process Facilitator will become part of our project management team and is responsible for overseeing the development of high quality, innovative workshops, trainings and behavior change projects globally. This means you may be helping to identify barriers rural Cambodians face when attempting to purchase a basic latrine and ideate solutions with our clients; you may be generating rapid prototypes of a new financial education toolkit for illiterate microfinance clients in India; or you may be working with our senior leadership team to develop a comprehensive public health behavior change strategy to help trigger condom usage across Africa. REQUIRES: Degree in international development, education, anthropology, international economics, creative leadership, communications, etc. Graduate degree strongly preferred. TO APPLY: Send the following in an email to our HR Manager, Mrs. Jude Penpraze at Jude@17triggers.com with the subject line, "I am your Process Facilitator". Instructions for applying so that we will read your application: 1. Be creative; 2. Write a cover letter in plain English; 3. Submit your CV or Resume; 4. Don't tell us your age; 5. All applications must be received by Friday 27th June 2014 or will remain open until the perfect candidate is found.
******************************* *Chief of Party Zambia
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Chief of Party for anticipated USAID-funded Governance and Capacity Building Project located in Zambia. The Governance & Capacity Building project aims to improve service delivery and accountability by strengthening procurement, audit, and internal control functions in targeted ministries. These ministries include Health, Community Development, Mother and Child Health, and Education. Proposed activities are supported by analyses within the sector and findings from the Public Financial Management, Risk Assessment Framework (PFMRAF) conducted recently by USAID/Zambia. REQUIRES: Master's in Business Administration (MBA) or Master's degree preferably in one of the following areas: finance, economics, international trade, trade policy, procurement, law, international relations or a related field. Previous experience serving in an advisory capacity to high level government officials on trade, economic policy, technology, or competitiveness desired. Significant technical understanding of public financial management; policy advocacy experience; and strong knowledge or working experience providing assistance to Government/ Ministry counterparts preferably in developing countries; African countries strongly preferred. At least ten years of relevant experience, eight of which shall be in developing countries. At least three years of work history as a Chief of Party or significant senior management responsibilities for a major donor funded project required. Level IV equivalent of English writing, speaking, and reading ability required. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with "14-59A USAID Zambia Supply Side PFM - 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.
******************************* PSI
PSI has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.psi.org/jobs
*MANAGER, NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WASHINGTON, DC
PSI seeks applicants for the position of New Business Development Manager to help direct PSI's activities in developing new business worldwide with foundations, bilateral and multilateral donors. REQUIRES: Written and spoken fluency in French is required. Relevant Master's degree (MBA, MPA, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience. 5+ years of experience related to international development (international health preferred). Excellent diplomatic, negotiating and interpersonal communication capability. 3 years of demonstrated NBD experience with a variety of donors.
*ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST (INNOVATION GURU) WASHINGTON, DC
The Specialist will bring together the entrepreneurs, change-makers, and influencers within PSI to co-create solutions for real issues they face every day; help these "internal clients" discover opportunities to better align with PSI strategy, solve operational issues, and reduce costs. REQUIRES: 4-6 years' experience working in areas like business and client relationship development and strategic consulting. Love to figure out complex problems and constantly think about how to make things more efficient. Think with your hands. You make ideas come to life through prototyping, sketching, seeing what works, then trying again. Empathy. You put yourself in the customer's shoes and cater the solution to best fit their needs.
******************************* UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1- 917-367-0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
*HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER, CHIEF OF UNIT GENEVA
A Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Chief of Unit (P-4) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Provide day-to-day support and guidance to the surge project managers on the application of the different mechanisms, and ensure the timely and effective deployment of surge personnel. Ensure the appropriate division of labour amongst team members, particularly during the response to new emergencies, by sharing crisis focal point responsibilities and the application of pre-agreed business continuity strategies. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, public administration, engineering, law, or related area. A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, management and coordination of humanitarian assistance and/or emergency preparedness is required, both at the headquarters and field levels. Experience in building partnerships, team management, roster management, inter-agency coordination, design and delivery of training, is desirable. Closing date: 8/4/14. Vacancy no: 14-HRA-OCHA-34447-R-GENEVA (R)
*PROGRAMME OFFICER OSAKA
A Programme Officer (P-3) is sought in Osaka. Duties: Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/ projects; monitors and analyzes programme/ project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Natural Sciences, Environmental, Economic, Public Administration or related area is required. A minimum of five years of project management experience including capacity building projects related to waste management or similar issues in developing countries or with countries with economies in transition is required. Closing date: 8/4/14. Vacancy no: 14- PGM-UNEP-33819-R-OSAKA (E)
*EVALUATION OFFICER ADDIS ABABA
An Evaluation Officer (P-3) is sought in Addis Ababa. Duties: Conducts evaluations of the Secretariat programmes and cross-cutting topics by: undertaking preliminary research of programme data, UN documents, reports and other available information, and conducts analyses of existing programme data for consideration in the evaluation design; developing the evaluation design, including drafting parts of the terms of reference, contributing to the formulation of the evaluation issues and questions, and developing the project methodology. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in social science, public administration, business or related area. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in evaluation or related field. Experience in survey and research methodologies as well as in using data visualization tools for evaluation reporting is desirable. Closing date: 8/4/14. Vacancy no: 14-MPA-ECA-35333-R-ADDIS ABABA(G)
*HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
A Humanitarian Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Serve as a Desk Officer for a set of countries in the assigned regions. In close liaison with OCHA country and regional offices; monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/ management or emergency situations in assigned country/ area. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/ emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area. Experience working in the context of natural disaster response and/or complex emergencies is desirable. Field experience in complex emergency situations or natural disaster settings is desirable. Closing date: 8/4/14. Vacancy no: 14-HRA-OCHA-35440-R-NEW YORK (X)
******************************* INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs.
*CULTURAL, SOLIDARITY AND CREATIVITY AFFAIRS DIVISION CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The contractual is being hired to provide support to the activities and events of the Cultural, Solidarity and Creativity Affairs Division. REQUIRES: Minimum Bachelor's degree, Master's Degree will be highly preferred, especially in fields related to social sciences (anthropology, sociology, economics or similar). Previous work experience of at least five years in lieu of Master's Degree acceptable. Excellent command of both English and Spanish, written and oral. Knowledge in one of the other two official languages (Portuguese and French) would be an asset. Experience in social research and analysis. Proven experience in projects related to creative industries and cultural economic development, preferably in Latin America and the Caribbean. Vacancy no: 1400002861
*ECONOMICS RESEARCH FELLOW CONSULTANT WASHINGTON, DC
This position will support the Regional Economic Advisor and research economists in carrying out macroeconomic surveillance, data gathering and analysis, policy-oriented research, and assist in the preparation and review of Bank documents. REQUIRES: Candidate must hold a Master's degree in economics and two years of relevant professional experience. Languages: Written and oral fluency in Spanish and English. In-depth knowledge of macroeconomics and awareness of its relationship with other relevant fields is required. Deep understanding of state-of-the-art econometric techniques and macroeconomic modeling, as well as software needed to implement estimations. Ability to provide sound technical support. Vacancy no: 1400002787
******************************* *DIRECTOR OF TRAINING SAUDI ARABIA
Are you seeking an employer with excellent salaries and benefits that include paid leave, retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and much more? Well, look no further. AMIDEAST, a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa, has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Training in its Saudi Arabia based field office in Riyadh. Under the director of the Country Director, the AMIDEAST/Saudi Arabia Director of Training will be responsible for overseeing the office's professional training portfolio. The portfolio should feature a combination of English language, basic management skills, testing, and test preparation programs and courses that address the specific training needs of a wide-ranging audience, including high school graduates, university students, recent university graduates, and mid-career professionals, among others, as determined by a thorough assessment and analysis of market needs. The Director of Training is also responsible for generating new business for the organization through a systematic approach to market research and analysis, as well as through meetings with prospective and current clients. In addition, the Director of Training is responsible for designing and developing training programs and courses which are delivered either as stand-alone events or as components integrated into multi-dimensional training solutions. Furthermore, the Director of Training is responsible for designing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation system to ensure the quality of the training programs and courses offered at AMIDEAST and the relevance of the training solutions to academic studies and the workplace. The Director of Training is responsible for recruiting a pool of qualified trainers that will deliver the training programs and courses in various locations throughout the country. The Director of Training will coordinate all professional training initiatives and activities with the AMIDEAST/Saudi Arabia Country Director. This position requires occasional in-country travel to other cities, to client locations, and to training venues. RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following: Conduct a rapid needs assessment of the professional training needs and requirements of target audiences. Develop a plan for establishing the office's professional training portfolio. Write proposals and prepare associated budgets in response to identified training needs, ad hoc requests, requests-for-proposals, and requests-for-quotations. Identify qualified subject matter experts who employ learner-centered instructional methodologies and techniques to serve as trainers. Design training curricula based on the needs of defined target training audiences. Manage special initiatives related to specific training programs offered through agreements with corporate clients and professional associations. Manage the annual budget for the training department. Compile and maintain statistics for all training programs. Establish and maintain regular contact with the human resource departments of companies, government institutions and entities, and employment agencies. Write accurate and timely reports on training activities for internal and external purposes, as required. Establish training program management systems for the office, including a database of current and prospective clients. Closely monitor the implementation of all training activities and takes corrective actions in a timely manner in order to ensure quality of instruction and client satisfaction. Work collaboratively with other technical departments to integrate relevant programs and services into training initiatives as required, including cross- selling and marketing full range of AMIDEAST's programs and services to potential and current clients. Handle general administrative requirements associated with this position. Recruit and manage training department staff, as required. QUALIFICATIONS: Must be an american. A Bachelor's degree in education, business administration, human resource development, or related field. A minimum of seven years of work experience in a training management position. A minimum of five years of demonstrated curriculum development experience. An entrepreneurial mindset. Effective planning and management skills. Outstanding written skills in a professional context. Demonstrated ability to focus on quality and details. Excellent organizational, record-keeping, and problem-solving skills. Proactive, self-initiated, and collaborative working style. Outstanding interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Preferred: Master's degree in Instructional Systems Design, Human Resource Management, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, or a related field. Current Project Management Professional certification. Arabic language proficiency. This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the incumbent will perform other reasonable business-related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other managers when necessary. AMIDEAST reserves the right to change duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. TO APPLY: Please visit our on-line application system, https://apply.amideast.org/ATS_CLIENT, and submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements.
******************* *SENIOR PRICING / PROGRAM ANALYST WASHINGTON, DC
Are you seeking an employer with excellent salaries and benefits that include 40+ days of paid leave, retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and much more? Well, look no further. AMIDEAST, a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa, has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Pricing/ Program Analyst in its Washington, DC office. Reporting to the Vice President for Business Development, the Senior Pricing/ Program Analyst will be responsible for a) preparing cost proposals for government, corporate and other clients (60%), and b) providing ongoing financial management support to current programs (40%). Specifically, the incumbent will lead the development of cost proposals for specific initiatives, including cost analysis, budget reviews/approvals, oversight of partner budgets and alignment to technical proposals. The incumbent will also provide ongoing financial management support to selected active contracts and grants managed by the Programs Department. The incumbent will have supervisory responsibilities. Responsibilities: Pricing - Lead complex cost proposals for submission to donors and other clients in coordination with program and country office staff. Lead the cost proposal review process, ensuring financial and spreadsheet accuracy in a timely manner. Manage the budget approvals process. Draft all accompanying cost notes and other pieces of the cost volume, as required. Review subcontractor budgets. Oversee the maintenance of centralized cost proposal files. Supervise pricing analyst and support staff. Program Support: Assist in budget modifications/scenarios for existing USAID programs. Prepare quarterly pipeline reports for USAID programs and others as necessary. Review monthly and/or quarterly financial performance for individual programs to identify coding errors, spending discrepancies against budget, and other anomalies. Participate in regular analysis of financial performance in key program areas. Maintain centralized training statistics. REQUIREMENTS: Must have usaid experience. BA required and a minimum of 6-8 years' work experience with a for-profit or non-profit organization, preferably in the area of international development. 3-5 years' experience preparing cost/business proposals with different cost pricing structures, especially in response to USAID and DOS grant and contract solicitations (other public institutional donors a plus and financial analysis experience a plus.) Willingness to travel internationally. Fully proficient in MS Excel. Proven ability to self-direct in a fast-paced environment. Track record in establishing priorities, managing workflow, and meeting deadlines. Team player, strong communications skills. Experience establishing internal budgeting processes and procedures and training staff once they are established. Excellent written/verbal English skills. Salary will commensurate with experience. AMIDEAST is an Equal Opportunity Employer. TO APPLY: Please apply online via our website, https://apply.amideast.org/ATS_CLIENT Please provide a cover letter, resume and salary requirement.
******************* *PRICING ANALYST WASHINGTON, DC
Are you seeking an employer with excellent salaries and benefits that include 40+ days of paid leave, retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and much more? Well, look no further. AMIDEAST, a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa, has an exciting opportunity for a Pricing Analyst in its Washington, DC office. MUST HAVE USAID EXPERIENCE. Reporting to the Senior Pricing/Program Analyst, this position will support cost proposal development, review, submission, including developing pricing strategies, participating in meetings related to program design; drafting budget notes; preparing all necessary forms, representations, certifications and other required cost data. This is an excellent opportunity to step into an expanding international organization, and have a positive impact within the business development department. The incumbent will be comfortable developing cost proposals for both federal and commercial clients, collaborating with senior staff, and self-managing his or her daily work flow. Ideal candidate will review solicitation requirements and advise proposal team and field office on the interpretation of specific costing requirements as well as backstop the Senior Pricing/ Program Analyst as required. The Pricing Analyst will propose pricing strategies; prepare proposal budgets in collaboration with proposal teams; write cost notes and review proposal budgets for accuracy and adherence to internal and donor requirements. This position will also ensure headquarters, regional and country support costs are appropriately represented within each budget submission and support program budget monitoring as assigned. Successful candidate will also have excellent oral and written communication skills as well as a strong attention to detail and highly developed collaboration skills. The demonstration of world class cultural attributes and behaviors in all interactions is also required. Like your peers competing for this challenging opportunity, you will have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline with at least 2 years of experience in USAID/federal budget spreadsheet design and cost proposal preparation. A demonstrable track record managing multiple short turn-around budgets and experience drafting cost notes is required. The individual must also have advanced knowledge of MS Excel and experience monitoring program budgets. TO APPLY: Please visit our on-line application system, https://apply.amideast.org/ATS_CLIENT, and submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements. EOE
****************************** *HUMANITARIAN ADVOCACY ADVISOR Islamabad, Pakistan
CARE is seeking a talented Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor (HAA) who will have a dual role defined as: Working primarily with National Humanitarian Network (NHN), the HAA will manage CARE project on Humanitarian Governance and Accountability; will involve working with the CARE International Emergency Group (CEG) to support and strengthen global level advocacy on humanitarian policy so as to maximize CARE's impact and influence on global humanitarian policy and practice. Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. Primary Responsibilities: Humanitarian Governance and Accountability Project; Global Advocacy and Policy Advisory; Representation, communication, fundraising and learning; Perform other duties as assigned. REQUIRED SKILLS: Master's degree in humanitarian Assistance, Development Studies, International relations, disciplines, social sciences or related field. Five years in humanitarian advocacy and governance programming of which 2 years should be at international level. At least 2 years in research, publications, policy analysis, and advocacy work related to humanitarian advocacy/ governance. Experience of working with local partner organizations, government institutions, UN agencies and INGOs and institutional donors. Experience in emergency and development work with a demonstrated understanding of context, dilemmas, challenges and ways of working. In-depth understanding of key issues and concepts in humanitarian governance and of the international humanitarian architecture. Ability to facilitate learning and reflection activities. Excellent writing skills to contribute to high quality publications. Analytical abilities and understanding of Pakistan policy and political context and dynamics, policy making, humanitarian policies and stakeholders along with the internal frameworks, instruments, principles and various standards along with code of conduct. Strong capacity building and facilitation skills. Strong communication, negotiation, lobbying and advocacy skills to take position and negotiate and win arguments with logic in challenging context. Basic computer skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=490C645A7AE08A B5327B44ABD13D77EF.NA10_primary_jvm?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2273. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
******************************* *Executive Assistant to CEO Millwood, VA
Project HOPE, The People-to-People Health Foundation, a US-based international non-profit organization offering a health services around the world is recruiting an Executive Assistant to CEO in Millwood (20 miles east of Winchester, Virginia). The Executive Assistant to the President and CEO is responsible for the overall management and direction of the Office of the President. Coordinates a broad range of responsibilities, including facilitation of communications and interface between management staff, Board of Directors and high level community and corporate contacts, and the office of the CEO. Supervise administrative support staff, and planning and implementation of special projects, as directed by the President and CEO. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Provide executive level administrative support to the President and CEO with high degree of initiative, confidentiality and professional demeanor. Maintain poise to project professional image of the Office of the President and CEO, with high energy, diplomacy and creativity in work strategies. 2) Facilitate communication between management staff, Board of Directors, high level community and corporate contacts, and the Office of the President and CEO, assuring accessibility and follow through as appropriate. 3) Use creative work strategies and technology to provide support to the President and CEO and to facilitate communication between Millwood and Bethesda offices, traveling between each as needed to provide support to the CEO. 4) Oversee general secretarial responsibilities of, and act as resource to, the Administrative Assistant, to assure that correspondence (inter-office/ email), phone calls, transcription and scheduling activities are handled in a timely and effective manner. 5) Anticipate the President and CEO's needs for information/ material for meetings, speaking engagements, etc., and prepares/ coordinates information to assist in the President's response to telephone calls, correspondence and other requests. 6) Oversee the maintenance of CEO official records, files, reports, and communications, ensuring quality and timeliness of content and activity. 7) Participate in executive-level management functions with and on behalf of the President and CEO to provide point of contact in the President's absence, and to assure continuity of information and communications through the Office of the President and CEO. 8) Acts as HOPE's Secretary of the Board. Prepares and arranges for Board and Committee meetings and maintains board records. 9) Other duties as requested. ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: 1) 10+ years of direct experience. 3+ years of direct reporting to a CEO or Officer of an organization. 2) Demonstrated experience in planning and organization; able to handle multiple tasks of high priority, in professional, confidential, and efficient manner. 3) Exceptional interpersonal skills and previous experience in high-profile position with interaction with executive and prominent individuals in the public or private sector. 4) Discretion, sound judgment, tact and poise to project professional image of the Office of the CEO and facilitate smooth operations. 5) Excellent verbal communication skills and top notch writing ability. 6) Ability to work well under pressure, and to respond flexibly and resourcefully to the workload fluctuations, demonstrated initiative and problem solving skills. 7) Demonstrated expertise in use of personal computers, including sophisticated command of word processing and desktop publishing, and basic experience with database management software required. 8) Minimum of Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent. 9) Frequent travel between Virginia and Maryland offices, and to meetings within the Washington, D.C. area. TO APPLY: Please view our website www.projecthope.org for job requirements and qualifications, you may submit an online application at https://projecthope.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=22
******************************* *Finance Director, Pact Global Microfinance Fund Yangon, Myanmar
Pact is seeking a Finance Director, Pact Global Microfinance Fund (PGMF) in Myanmar. Finance Director of PGMF in Myanmar is a Yangon-based position with limited travel to the field sites, reports to CFO of PGMF on a dotted line basis and to COO of PGMF on a solid line basis; works in coordination with Pact DC HQ finance team to effectively and efficiently manage the overall financial, reporting, and risk management aspects of the local organization's activities in Myanmar under the guidance of the CFO and in support of the COO. Will focus on the following functions: Accounting, Budgeting & Budget Control, Financial Analysis & Reporting, Funds Management, Treasury & Cash Management, and Internal Controls, and will carry out its duties in a manner that are consistent with national & international accounting standards and microfinance governing bodies. Responsibilities: Financial Management & Accounting: Oversee PGMF finance department, general accounting, and a team of financial professionals responsible for the overall financial management of the Pact MFI programs, projects and assets in Myanmar. Responsible for the Pact MFI liquidity management for loan operations. Ensure that Pact MFI maintains its stated minimum liquidity as required to ensure a smooth operation of the credit program. Monitor Pact MFI financial performance and provide financial reports to the COO, CFO, senior MFI staff, regulators and other stakeholders - in the form required by the regulatory bodies, investors and Pact, Inc., under the process and timeframe prescribed by the CFO, with internal reports required at least monthly. Review all formal financial reports in coordination with Pact Global Finance and the CFO for approval for transmission/ release before they are sent to the relevant donor or other stakeholder. Ensure timely monthly closings of PGMF activities in Myanmar, with all financial transactions appropriately entered into the applicable financial management systems on a timely and ongoing basis to ensure effective consolidation at both the local and international level. Design, enhance, and implement accounting systems and workflow processes for the institution to ensure responsiveness to internal control requirements. Ensure field control accounts monthly reconciliations are correct, duly signed, approved and verified by the authorized staff. Ensure a regular monthly reconciliation of the loan portfolio account book balance to the portfolio balance in the MIS or other software system being utilized. Ensure that all advances and liquidations of employee and subgrantee expenses, and vendor transactions are adequately supported and appropriately and timely recorded. Approve journal vouchers as appropriate and ensure that entries into the financial management system are current, accurate and complete, ensuring adequate supporting documentation. Approve the preparation of monthly project cash requirement requests for PGMF and its affiliates as may be applicable for operations and programs, while ensuring that the cash balance maintained is not excessive as per Pact's cash management policy. Act as banking liaison for locally-held accounts and monitor exchange rates to make timely decisions regarding drawdowns and cash transfers. Review Project Status Reports (PSRs) received from headquarters and provide COO, Global Finance Manager, FP&A, and the Program Departments with up-to-date information and pipeline projections that may be needed by donors or for Pact's consolidated budget planning. Work closely with project coordinators over the project implementation regarding forecasting and cash flow projections. Oversee PGMF inventory controls in Myanmar. Ensure PGMF/ MFI local financial records organization, retention, and security. Ensure compliance with organizational financial policies and procedures, as well as statutory financial requirements. Funds Management, Treasury & Cash Management: Prepares weekly cash flow projections for funds required by operations. Develops short and medium-term financial projections and funding plan. Quantifies the costs of various funding options and analyzes loan transactions. Evaluates the organization's funding exposures and risks, identifying, measuring, and controlling the institution's asset-liability (maturities, FX, and interest rate) risks. Financial Analysis & Reporting: Define ways of presenting institutional data that are consistent with microfinance industry standards. Coaches and trains staff in use of financial ratios. Benchmarks financial and operations performance against microfinance peers. Analyzes and interprets financial ratios and indicators to identify causes of performance gaps. Budgeting & Budget Control: Oversight of budget preparation, processes and management in conjunction with the relevant program managers, MFI managers, including the development and review of relevant standard costs and scales for the programs. Regular review with the CFO and COO of the business plan and strategic plan for the growth of the Pact MFI and its profitability. Develop 3-year/ 5- year Microfinance projections with the COO and CFO for prudent growth management. Oversight of and/or preparation of budgets and revenue plans based on Program information collected under a consultative process. Ensure budgetary control by tracking expenditures and provide justification for variances to plan, allocations and reclassifications, when required. Assist in development and tracking of budgets for field programs. Prepare financial estimation/ budget for new funding opportunities for the Pact MFI and new projects of PGMF under guidance from COO. Audit: External and Internal Audit for PGMF Programs: Manage annual financial and compliance audits of PGMF in Myanmar as related to Projects and the Pact MFI, if separate audit by project donors as may be required. Coordinate donor employed audits for their funds, and manage those donor-initiated audits in conjunction with Pact DC HQ Finance Team and the project and MFI teams. Provide timely response to Pact DC HQ Finance Team providing copies of supporting documentation and responding to requests for information from external/ internal auditors. Draft timely and complete management responses to audit findings, and follow up on corrective action plans as required. Coordinates with the internal auditors of the Pact MFI and ensure MFI internal audit findings are monitored and responses satisfied. Arrange capacity building workshops or training for the internal auditors on needed skills area. Update COO and CFO/Pact DC Finance on all audit engagements, audit findings and the status of corrective action plans, as may be applicable. Subaward Financial Management: Oversight of and coordination with the program unit as well as training/ mentoring of staff where necessary in the financial management of the programs' subaward agreements with local NGO's. Equip staff to provide technical assistance to local NGO's in the area of financial management and subaward compliance. Supervise regular site visits by finance staff to audit subrecipient transactions matching expenditures to adequate supporting documentation. Support financial management of subawards, including: processing advances/ liquidations, monitoring/ compliance visits, and close-out procedures. Ensure financial monitoring systems are in place and generate timely and relevant reports, including analysis and tracking of subaward commitments, obligations, awards and liquidations. Facilitate meetings between Program and Finance department to review subgrants matrix; ensure reconciliation between accounting records and subgrants matrix. Liaise with Pact DC HQ Grants and Contracts office where necessary for advice and interpretation of donor and organizational policies and procedures. Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervise staff responsible for managing financial/ banking duties of microfinance, general accounting and subaward accounting for PGMF and its affiliates/ projects in Myanmar. Assist and train finance and grants staff in properly using financial programs and tools. Mentoring and training of staff to ensure they have the appropriate skill levels for their positions. Provide training and/or guidance to field staff on organizational and donor policies, procedures, and guidelines, as well as compliance with local laws and regulations. Other Responsibilities: Attend and present at PGMF/ Pact MFI board and committee meetings, as may be necessary. Establish positive relationships with all MFI stakeholders (i.e. donors, investors, financial institutions, etc.). Establish and maintain a sound working relationship with the Microfinance Supervisory Enterprise of the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Myanmar for ensuring all compliance with the Microfinance Law in Myanmar. All other duties as assigned by the PGMF CFO and COO. QUALIFICATIONS: Strong knowledge of microfinance-related financial management or small loan management of private banking sector. Prior relevant experience at a similar level of responsibility. Demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing complex programs with many implementation sites, partners and beneficiaries. Anticipates future conditions, problems and opportunities, and communicates them to management. Professional experience in the region or knowledge/ experience of similar setting is highly desirable. Skilled in accounting and financial management software. Good analytical skills. Ability to work in a challenging environment and travel within the country on short notice. Strong communication skills and cultural sensitivity. Strong leadership skills and management abilities. A can-do, motivated personality that can manage deliverables while mentoring and motivating staff is highly desirable. Written and spoken English fluency. Education and Experience Requirements: BA/BS in Finance, Accounting, or related field Higher Degree preferred. Minimum of 10 years of direct microfinance financial management, or small loan management of banking sector including at least 3 years of supervisory experience. Financial and administrative management experience with US and other government and donor-funded grants is preferred. Audit experience preferred. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0072. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
******************************* *Program Officer / Specialist Religious Freedom Washington, DC
Freedom House is seeking a Program Officer/Specialist Religious Freedom in Washington, DC. Freedom House (www.freedomhouse.org) supports the spread of freedom and democracy throughout the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs directly supporting frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we are supporting the right of every individual to be free. Position Summary: The Project Officer will support ongoing activities and projects of the Emergency Assistance Program related particularly to religious freedom, working to provide emergency assistance to individuals under threat around the world. The Program Officer reports to the Program Director. Minimum QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in religious studies, political science, international relations, human rights, law, or related field, Master's degree preferred. Minimum 4-6 years of experience in program management, including reporting ability and knowledge of funder account requirements. Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Academic, field and/or related knowledge of religious persecution and the protection of religious freedom in at least one major world region. Ability to communicate fluently in at least one additional language a plus. Experience working on issues pertaining to at least one or two world regions. Strong appreciation of and demonstrated experience in human rights work. Familiarity with Fluxx or other secure data base systems and secure communications. Demonstrated experience in creating, managing and reporting on budgets and program activities. Experience working with a small team in a fast-paced environment. Some Duties and Responsibilities: Monitor key developments regarding human rights violations; Manage cases while ensuring complete, accurate, and timely processing; Conduct outreach to human rights defenders and CSOs globally; Cover Washington DC and Europe-based events pertaining to relevant human rights concerns; Develop effective professional relationships with partner organizations; Negotiate and write contracts, MOUs, letters of agreement, and other contractual documents, and ensure that the objectives and terms of agreements are met; Support proposal writing, identify new donors and partners, and draft narrative reports to funders; Carry out weekly, monthly and quarterly program reporting on a regional and global level. Other related duties as assigned. Work Environment and Physical Demands: Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Disclaimer: This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job. It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in the job description and that other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Freedom House may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time. TO APPLY: Qualified and Interested applicants: We invite qualified candidates to complete an online application and submit a resume and cover letter with salary history and desired salary to: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH10/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FREEHOUS&cws=1&rid =54. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions need apply. EOE M/F/D/V
******************************* *Project Management Unit Associate Washington, DC
Chemonics seeks a project management associate for the Afghanistan regional business unit to support out dynamic portfolio. Our ideal candidate is someone who exemplifies leadership and diplomacy and brings demonstrated and proactive problem-solving skills. Responsibilities include: Provide day-to-day support to project teams, including communicating and assisting with field office requests; Recruit and field consultants; Liaise with home-office support divisions on contract-related procurements, accounting, personnel issues, and travel; Maintain project files; Participate on proposal teams and new business initiatives. Job REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in international development or relevant technical field required; Minimum one year of experience in international development; Strong writing and interpersonal skills; Proven problem-solver with exceptional attention to detail; Strong organization skills and ability to multitask in a fast-moving team; Experience in conflict or post-conflict areas, especially Afghanistan, is highly preferred; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Willingness to travel to Afghanistan. TO APPLY: Apply here: http://www.Click2apply.net/sgvjmjz
******************************* *Social Scientist Amman, Jordan
ICARDA is recruiting a Social Scientist for immediate availability. This position will lead research on the social aspects of agricultural research for development including gender aspects. The social scientist will support and work across ICARDA research programs and particularly within the Dryland Systems CGIAR Research Program (CRP). The Dryland Systems CRP aims to improve the livelihoods of rural communities in dry lands through reducing vulnerability of the most marginal agricultural production systems to climatic and market variations, and through sustainable intensification of agro-ecosystems with higher production potential, using an integrated agro-ecosystems approach. The social scientist will lead, facilitate and support capacity building in social science research including mainstreaming gender in all program activities. Main responsibilities: Provide leadership to the design and implementation of ICARDA social science research including the gender strategy and particularly lead and coordinate ICARDA's gender component, especially as it contributes to the Dryland Systems CGIAR research program. Participate in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating research activities that include and promote social inclusion as well as gender equality and local community empowerment. Provide leadership and facilitate effective capacity building in social science research, consideration of gender equity and social inclusion in the activities of ICARDA, particularly those contributing to the Dryland Systems CGIAR research program. Build effective collaboration with partners in order to maximize potential synergies, internalize effectively lessons learnt from past programs/ experiences, and disseminate evidence for influencing policy and practice. Facilitate cross-regional exchange of knowledge and documentation of tested and new approaches with potential for up-scaling in the area of social science research and gender integration in agricultural research. Publish research outputs in ISI peer-reviewed journals and other forms of publications. Lead and participate in fund-raising activities to support social science research and strengthen the Center's contribution to the CGIAR research programs. REQUIRES: PhD in Social Sciences (e.g. Sociology, Social Anthropology, Gender in Development, Rural Development Studies, Education, Economics, Human Geography, or related fields). 5 - 10 years of relevant experience in gender in rural development in developing countries. A proven research record on gender research in agriculture with quantitative and qualitative analytical methods, and a track record in mainstreaming and integrating gender in agriculture research. An established international publication record related to the position, including in ISI peer-reviewed publications. Knowledge of current issues regarding gender in agricultural and rural development. Demonstrated experience in successful fund raising. Familiarity with different stages of the project/ program cycle (design, implementation, supervision, monitoring and evaluation, reporting). Demonstrated ability to develop and manage multiple partnerships. Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in Arabic and/or French is an advantage). Willingness to travel frequently, often to rural areas in developing countries. Terms of appointment, salary and benefits: The initial contract will be for 3 years, of which the first year will be probationary period. Subsequent employment is decided based on the merit and productivity of the staff member, and continued need for the position. TO APPLY: Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by 13 July 2014 We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from women. Applications will be acknowledged, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
******************************* *Program Manager, Infrastructure Wajir, Kenya
The IRD is seeking a Program Manager Construction Supervisor who will manage a design-build task order on behalf of IRD to complete a medium sized infrastructure project in East Africa. The manager is responsible for the design and construction of the project and for developing and maintaining client relations. The position will be based in Wajir, Kenya and report to the IRD MATOC manager in Arlington, VA. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field with 5+ years' experience in managing international and government funded programs. 7+ years' experience in Civil Engineering; management experience in infrastructure construction. Demonstrated working knowledge of program planning cycles and contracting mechanisms used by donor partners to make awards. Demonstrated experience in managing staff. Knowledge of infrastructure construction and applicable QA/QC activities, including buildings, roads, bridges, dams, canals, etc. and all supporting documents such as design drawings, submittal procedures, scheduling, quality assurance plans, project specifications, contractual scope of works, progress payments, and etc. Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Fluency in English. Preferred Skills & Experience: Master's degree in Civil Engineering or related field. Expertise with international and host governments in developing and post-conflict countries. Demonstrated experience successfully managing design and construction projects. Success Factors: Ability to manage design-build contracts; Demonstrable supervisory skills with staff and contractors; Ability to understand technical reports and engineering drawings; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent report writing skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast- paced and changing environment. Excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making and crisis control. Travel Requirements: Based in Wajir, Kenya, travel may be required for meetings with client in Kenya and/or Europe. TO APPLY: Apply on this link to the IRD Career Website: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH13/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRDDC&cws=1&rid=128 7
******************************* *Technical Advisor, Economic Empowerment New York
IRC is seeking a Technical Advisor, Economic Empowerment in New York. The Economic Empowerment core sector works to develop, protect, and improve household livelihoods and the financial security of all USP beneficiaries. Programs are aimed at developing the knowledge, income, and assets of all clients served. Program areas include career development, vocational training and employment services; financial literacy and credit-building; micro-lending and microenterprise development. Technical support for the Economic Empowerment sector is provided through the National Programs Unit, which supports program quality, development and evaluation for IRC's US Programs. The Technical Advisor, Economic Empowerment provides leadership, direction and technical support to IRC's Economic Empowerment (EE) programs in 22 US cities and on occasion to international projects. The Technical Advisor is responsible for helping USP field offices identify opportunities and build and monitor sustainable, cost-effective programs and services that promote our clients economic empowerment and self-reliance. Under the portfolio of Economic Empowerment, the IRC has launched a subsidiary non-profit, the IRC's Center for Economic Empowerment (CEO), to provide financial services as a community development financial institution. The Technical Advisor oversees the development of business process for the CEO. S/he will ensure that USP develops sustainable program models, and help the IRC increase the scope of its Economic Empowerment programs. TO APPLY: Please apply at: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=10623
******************************* *PROJECT ASSOCIATE, SIAPS ARLINGTON, VA
Management Sciences for Health has posted an opening for a Project Associate for the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services project in the Center for Pharmaceutical Management who is responsible for ensuring the smooth administration of technical efforts and field activities by coordinating program information and providing logistical support for specific technical activities. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent relevant experience. Strong administrative, organizational, and written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently and take initiative. Ability to learn complex procedures. International work experience is a plus. Demonstrated intermediate to advance computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, with the ability to learn new software packages. For more information and to apply please go online to www.msh.org/careers/index.cfm. Vacancy no: 13-7512
******************************* *DRR, CLIMATE ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE CAPACITY BUILDING CONSULTANT PORTLAND, OR
Mercy Corps has posted an opening for a DRR, Climate Adaptation and Resilience Capacity Building Consultant. The Consultant will compile and review existing DRR, CCA, Resilience guidance and case studies including work produced by Mercy Corps and other institutions; interviews with relevant DRR and CCA field practitioners; cultivate case studies and examples to illustrate broader principles in written guidance and training materials. REQUIRES: Significant field and academic experience working on issues related to Disaster Risk Reduction and/or Climate Change Adaptation, with particular focus on field level DRR program design and implementation. Master's degree in relevant area of study. Demonstrated experience in capacity building and training including the development and delivery of materials aimed at DRR and/or CCA practitioners. Vacancy no: 219150-927. For more information and to apply please go online to www.mercycorps.org/jobs
******************************* *GEF PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT EXPERT BANGKOK
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted an opening for a GEF Programme Development Expert. Duties: Catalyze and coordinate the development of GEF project concepts, PIF formulation, and GEF project documents, working in close collaboration with RAP technical officers, FAO Country Office Representatives, member country officials and GEF Unit Staff. In coordination with FAO Country Representatives, liaise with national GEF Operational Focal Points and relevant sector agency officials to identify and support opportunities for FAO to serve member countries as GEF agency in formulating and implementing GEF projects consistent with FAO's mandates. REQUIRES: At least 7 years of proven experience in GEF project identification, formulation, management or support. In-depth understanding and detailed knowledge of GEF programme characteristics, modalities and requirements. Work experience in Asia/ Pacific region. University degree at Master level in natural resources management, environmental management, fisheries, forestry, land management, water resources management, rural development, or closely related fields. Fluency in the English language. Proven writing skills in English. TO APPLY: visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment- access/en/ and complete the on-line application. Closing date: 7/17/14.
******************************* *DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR / CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER PARIS
The International Monetary Fund is seeking an experienced, strategic operational leader for the post of Deputy Managing Director/ Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), to serve on its management team comprising the Managing Director and four Deputy Managing Directors. Working closely with the management team and Board of Directors, contribute to collective institutional management with operational oversight responsibility for the budget, human resources, technology, general services, and audit functions for over 3,000 diverse talented staff. Provide guidance and direction for strengthening capacity development, promoting knowledge transfer, and forging a global knowledge exchange for the IMF's membership. REQUIRES: A strategic mindset, outstanding organizational leadership and capacity-building capabilities aimed at supporting and developing a top-notch diverse workforce in a world-class institution. Education and Experience: minimum of a graduate degree in economics, finance, management, or related field with substantial experience in a senior administrative or managerial capacity (over 15 years) within an international or multinational company, financial institution, or public sector organization. TO APPLY: Candidates meeting the qualifications are invited to apply online at https://www.imf.org/external/np/adm/rec/db/index.htm. Closing date: 7/30/14. Job Number: 1400434.
******************************* 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.
*CLIMATE CHANGE COORDINATOR NAIROBI
A Climate Change Coordinator (P-5) is sought in Nairobi. Duties: Takes the lead on UNEP programming related to the management of the climate change sub- programme, which includes climate change adaptation, mitigation and REDD+, in coordination with all other UNEP divisions and regional coordinators for the sub- programme, and in response to national needs and cross-border and sub-regional requirements, and in support of relevant activities of the UN system, as applicable. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or higher) in an environment or development field. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management in complex socio- economic settings. Closing date: 8/3/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNEP-35595-R- NAIROBI (X)
*HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER - STRATEGIC PLANNING AND MONITORING GENEVA
A Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Strategic Planning and Monitoring (P-4) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Serve as a senior monitoring officer; advise on overall direction on specific monitoring issues; and, more generally, review and provide advice on a diverse range of monitoring issues related to ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance and the linkages with other related areas (e.g. reporting, evaluation). REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political or social science, international studies/ relations, public administration or other relevant field. Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency relief management, development, or political affairs is required. Experience working in an inter-agency environment is required. Relevant coordination experience in humanitarian emergencies, including complex humanitarian settings, preferably working with a range of humanitarian organizations is required. Closing date: 8/2/14. Vacancy no: 14-HRA-OCHA-34513-R-GENEVA (X)
*ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER GENEVA
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Prepares guides on international best practices in Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in specific sector areas such as health, renewable energy, law, institutions and policy, in cooperation with Specialist Centres established under the auspices of the UNECE International Public-Private Partnership Centre of Excellence. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business, economics, commerce, law or a related field. A minimum of seven years' work experience in public administration reform, economic policy making or fund raising. Some experience with legal and international standardization work is desirable. Closing date: 8/1/14. Vacancy no: 14- ECO-ECE-34243-R-GENEVA (R)
*PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER ADDIS ABABA
A Programme Management Officer (P-3) is sought in Addis Ababa. Duties: Contributes to the preparation of an UNECA Quality Assurance (QA) framework, including a Quality Assurance policy, methodological and procedural guidance and QA Plan, aimed at enhancing the quality of UNECA's Policy Research and Knowledge Delivery in response to programmatic focal areas as they relate to the efficient and effective implementation of the Commission's work programme. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area. Experience in quality assurance of development programmes/ projects will be an asset. Closing date: 8/1/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM- ECA-35341-R-ADDIS ABABA(G)
*CHIEF OF THE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DIVISION SANTIAGO
A Chief of the Social Development Division (D-1) is sought in Santiago. Duties: Coordinates and oversees the preparation of reports and publication in matters related to social development including the publication of the "Social Panorama of Latin America". REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Economics, Sociology or related field is required. PhD is highly desirable. A minimum of fifteen years of professional experience at the national level in academic activities or in the formulation of governmental policies or experience at the international level in the specific fields of social development, labor market and income distribution are required. Closing date: 7/29/14. Vacancy no: 14-SOC- ECLAC-35638-R-SANTIAGO(G)
******************************* *SENIOR MARKETING ANALYST WASHINGTON, DC
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Senior Marketing Analyst for our office in Washington, DC. The Senior Marketing Analyst prepares, evaluates and presents strategic and financial analyses for the organization. In some cases, takes a leadership role in these efforts, taking the project from conception through implementation. Uses statistical or data mining models to optimize marketing campaigns. Advises decision-makers regarding the best quantitatively supported strategies for improvement and expansion. Implements business intelligence strategies within the organization to enable more valuable strategic analysis and more efficient operations. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Finance, or Business Administration or relevant degree required. Master's Degree is preferred. Minimum of 6 years of experience performing data analysis. SAS experience (Enterprise Guide/ Enterprise Miner) is preferred. SQL, R, Python or other programming experience is desired. Please apply on our website http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/careers/index.html. Vacancy no: 14055
******************************* *Field Finance Regional Director Watertown, MA
Pathfinder International is seeking a Field Finance Regional Director in Watertown. Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. The Field Finance Department works in partnership with other Pathfinder International departments to monitor and support the financial management of Pathfinder's field offices and projects. This includes budgeting, reporting and compliance for donor awards. As the Regional Director of a finance team, leads all efforts in the finance support for Pathfinder field offices; communicating regularly with the field finance staff, field office and HQ staff. Directs the finance team in ensuring that all field financial activities are managed and administered according to Pathfinder and donor regulations and policies. Provides financial capacity building to field offices; focusing on accounting, financial reporting, and compliance with Pathfinder policies and donor regulations. Strives for operational excellence that enables Pathfinder to continue to grow; evaluate develop and implement operational best practices in areas including budgeting, financial reporting and compliance, and training. Builds constructive and effective relationships with team members and clients. Key Responsibilities: Financial Reporting & Compliance: Oversees and guides the tracking of key indicators and the processing of monthly field office reporting, including the receipt, review, recording, reconciliation, and consolidation of all income, expenses, and balance sheet items. Ensures compliance with GAAP, Pathfinder, and donor policies. Analyzes all report findings, takes appropriate action and responsibility for resolution. Oversees and monitors the reviews and analysis of monthly project spending performance for accuracy, allowability, adequate supporting documentation, and proper authorization, compliance with Pathfinder and donor policies. Supervises the proper recording of award and account numbers and availability of project funds. Guides and monitors resolution of findings. Manages the field procurement process to ensure compliance with Pathfinder and donor regulations. Leads the development and implementation of effective tools, systems, policies, and procedures that ensure consistent compliance. Partners with Field Officers in monitoring all matters that may affect the financial integrity of Pathfinder programs or the organization and perform investigations in response to allegations of improper conduct. Analyzes information from the field in preparation for the annual external audit and/or program specific audit. Assist field office with preparing and implementing corrective action plans as a result of internal, external or program specific audits. Manage the quality control review of donor required invoices and financial reports. Ensures compliance with financial rules and regulations for all awards. Assists with ensuring standard financial systems and controls are established and maintained in order to provide appropriate level of controls over the organization's resources. Develops and implements financial policies and procedures in a continuous effort to improve field financial reporting and compliance. Conducts monitoring trips, desk audits, and spot checks to determine field office and partner compliance with applicable donor rules and regulations and Pathfinder policies and procedures; identify and address training needs. Award Administration: Reviews proposals, modifications, and financial results of sub-awards for feasibility, cost-effectiveness, comprehensiveness, accuracy, and compliance with applicable policies. Approves sub-awards and modifications. Authorizes distribution of funds. Designs, implements, manages and monitors award and sub-award systems and workflow processes and procedures. Budgeting: Assists in the preparation and monitoring of the annual budget, financial forecasts and cash flow projections. Prepares budgets and modifications for cost proposals in compliance with the requirements of RFPs, RFAs or other solicitations. Serves as a budgetary liaison with partners and provides guidance and technical assistance to assist partners to complete necessary budget forms in a timely manner. Financial Capacity Building: Mentors, coaches, and trains field finance staff on all Pathfinder financial policies and procedures. Provides financial management training to field office management and field and HQ program staff to ensure sound financial operations. Leadership and Supervision: Builds and leads a high functioning team by setting clear standards and deliverables, demonstrating respect and dignity for every role and communicating in a transparent and direct manner. Partners with the Country Management Team in providing full service financial support. Manages the finance field support team and all the associated responsibilities in a thoughtful and timely fashion. Other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management with 10 years of experience working in finance and financial monitoring, policies and administration. Or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management and 8 years of relevant experience. Excellent computer/ software skills in Microsoft Office applications, in particular Word, Excel and accounting software packages, with proven ability to learn new systems. Excellent communications skills (oral and written), including editing and proofreading. Strong interpersonal, and customer service skills. Excellent organizational skills and ability to assess priorities manage a variety of activities and meet deadlines. Ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff and clients. Ability to travel internationally to developing countries up to 30% of the time. Strong analytical skills and ability to work with budgets and financial reports. Strong attention to detail and proven ability to consistently perform tasks independently with a high degree of accuracy. Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations, and other governmental and non-governmental donor agencies. Preferred Qualifications: Additional foreign language skills, particularly French, Portuguese, Spanish. Non-profit sector experience. Serenic/ Microsoft Dynamics NAV experience. Experience with third party software for reporting and analytics (JET). 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.
******************************* *EVALUATION OFFICER ADDIS ABABA
The United Nations seeks an Evaluation Officer (P-4) in Addis Ababa. Duties: Make substantive contributions to biennial evaluation plans based on organizational priorities, mandates and previous evaluation reports. Manage and/or provide substantive contributions to all types of evaluation conducted by the Evaluation Section. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in social sciences, public administration, programme evaluation or in a related field, preferably with emphasis in international affairs and/or development. A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in both the conduct and management of programme and thematic evaluations of which, preferably three at the international level. Experience in programme administration and familiarity with and experience in the use of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the Internet, intranet and other databases. Experience in survey methodology. 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. Closing date: 7/26/14. Vacancy no: 14-MPA-ECA-35336-R-ADDIS ABABA(G)
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