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International Development and Assistance

Issue Dated March 27, 2015


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SENIOR CONSULTANT, GENDER AND YOUTH DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA
There is an opening for a Senior Consultant, Gender and Youth (10+ years' experience required) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Salary range: Up to $642/day, depending on salary history; Open period: March 19 - April 2, 2015; Position information: Consulting opportunity; Performance dates: On/about April 13, 2015 to June 15, 2015; Position number: 20081. Background: USAID/Tanzania works with the Government of Tanzania, and other partners, to improve access to and the quality of health and education services, strengthens governance, and contributes to economic growth in ways that also improve food security and natural resources. The Tanzania portfolio is a focal point for many initiatives, including: Partnership for Growth, PEPFAR, Global Health Initiative, Feed the Future, Global Climate Change, Young African Leaders Initiative, and Power Africa. The Mission recently finalized a new five-year Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) that can be found here (http://www.usaid.gov/documents/1860/usaid-tanzania-cdcs-final). USAID's goal in Tanzania is to assist the country achieve middle income status by 2025. Achievement of this goal relies heavily on the need for men, women and youth to participate fully and equally in all sectors of the economy; from agriculture to politics, from science and health to education and the Arts. To support and inform CDCS development, USAID/Tanzania undertook a Gender Assessment. Scope of Work: USAID/Tanzania is seeking an experienced professional to assist the Mission to develop and draft a concept paper for the Gender and Youth intermediate result and contribute to associated project design documentation for the Development Objective of Empowering Tanzania women and youth. USAID has developed a How To Note entitled Addressing Gender and Inclusiveness in Project Design. The consultant will work closely to apply the guidance from that document and all other relevant guidance from USAID's ADS 205 on Gender Analysis and USAID's Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Strategy, Youth Policy and coordinates all work with the Mission's Gender and Youth Specialist and the Intermediate Results Team Leader. The consultant will: Conduct a desk review of relevant Tanzanian documents on gender and youth. Support finalization of the draft Gender Equality and Youth Empowerment Increased project logical framework. Take the lead role in writing, editing, and advising on the Gender Equality and Youth Empowerment Increased project concept paper and related analyses and documents. Assist the Program Office, and the various technical offices, in other aspects of the Gender Equality and Youth Empowerment Increased Project design process. The design process includes the aforementioned logical framework development, project design meetings and reviews in order to maximize the project's linkages across the entire Mission program, and external stakeholder participation in project development to achieve a rigorous, sustainable and high-quality concept paper. The consultant will work closely to support integration of the Gender Equality and Youth Empowerment Increased Project with other Mission teams that are planning and designing concepts for new projects. In addition, the consultant will also ensure that project designs fall within the strategy and results framework and adhere to Agency guidance. Contribute to project appraisal document (PAD) drafting and project analyses synthesis for project planning. Deliverables: The contractor will be responsible for the following: 1. Conducting an in-depth desk review of relevant Tanzania specific documents both internal and external to USAID as well as all relevant USAID policy, ADS, and other guidance. 2. Final edited concept paper that will be no less than 10 pages and include the following elements: a) Problem Statement; b) Relationship to Existing USAID policies and strategies; c) Illustrative Interventions and Results; d) Analytical/ Consultation Requirements; e) Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning; f) Sustainability Analysis; g) Stakeholder/Strategic Partner Ownership and Demand; h) Funding Requirements; i) Possible Use of Partner Country Government Systems; j) Proposed Design Team, Process, Schedule and Cost; k) Logical Framework. 3. Draft Project Appraisal Document. QUALIFICATIONS The following qualifications are required: Excellent English communication and writing skills. At least 10 years work experience with developing country assistance projects. Advanced degree in International development, Women or Gender Studies, Youth Studies or a related field. Substantial knowledge and expertise in the area of strategy formulation and gender and youth Issues. Demonstrated capability to produce quality written strategic and technical documents in a timely fashion. Proven ability to work across various teams and build consensus without direct supervision responsibilities. Required Application Materials - The following application materials must accompany applications: CV, 2 Writing Samples, Three professional references. TO APPLY: Write Position #20081 on the subject line. 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.
****************************** CHIEF OF PARTY MONROVIA, LIBERIA
Equal Access International is seeking a Chief of Party to lead a 5-year, $10 million USAID Media Development Project in Liberia. The primary goal of the program is to increase Liberian citizens' access to independent and reliable information and empowerment to engage in well-informed public discussion of important issues of the day. The project will primarily focus on strengthening commercial media outlets and Community Radio stations and seeks to achieve the following results: Increased sustainability of media houses (both commercial and community radio stations); A plurality of voices represented in Liberian media; Improved quality of media, including wider adherence to professional standards of journalism; Strengthened normative-legal enabling environment for freer media; and Strengthened Information Commission to be able to respond rapidly to requests from citizens and media establishments. The Chief of Party will be based in Monrovia and provide overall leadership management and general technical direction of the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving results. This individual will be the primary liaison with USAID/Liberia on technical matters and responsive to its technical direction. Candidates must meet the following minimum REQUIREMENTS for this position: An advanced degree (master's or higher) in social sciences, international development, management or a related field. A minimum of 10 years professional experience in development at a senior program management level, including direct supervision of professional and support staff. At least 5 years developing country work experience preferred. Previous work experience in Sub- Saharan Africa, with long term work experience (5 plus years) preferred. Demonstrated experience in working effectively with media organizations, and capabilities in media development. Proven exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of similar-sized donor-supported programs, with skills in high level strategic visioning and leadership, and preferably must have experience in managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple partner institutions. Strong communication skills, including interpersonal and written and oral English. Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams. Equal Access International is a dynamic communications for social change non-governmental organization that combines the power of media with community mobilization to address the most critical challenges in the developing world. Each year we reach more than 90 million marginalized individuals and families with a variety of media and direct community engagement activities. Headquartered in San Francisco, our work spans the globe, with country offices in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chad, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan and Yemen. Equal Access' priority areas of impact are Media Strengthening, Youth Life Skills & Education, Agriculture & Economic Development, Health, Peacebuilding, Women and Girls' Empowerment, Civic Participation & Governance and Human Rights. Detailed information about our organization and programs is available at www.equalaccess.org. TO APPLY: please send a cover letter indicating your reasons for interest in the position and a resume to: jobs@equalaccess.org with "Chief of Party" in the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please apply by April 3, 2015. The position is contingent on funding. Project is expected to start no sooner than Summer 2015.
****************************** RESEARCH MANAGER, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEW HAVEN, CT OR NEW YORK, NY
IPA is seeking a Research Manager, Research and Development in New Haven, CT or New York, NY. Reports to: Senior Director, Research Methods and Knowledge Management; Desired start date: April 2015. Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA designs, rigorously evaluates, and refines these solutions and their applications together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created is used to improve opportunities for the world's poor. Since our founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 350 leading academics to conduct over 450 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Research Manager, Research & Development will be part of the Global Research & Knowledge Management Department. The Research Manager, Research & Development works directly with the Senior Director, Research & Knowledge Management and other team members to lead and manage the research and development program to meet organizational needs with the objectives of: 1) Ensuring that IPA maintains research quality through developing rigorous and innovative methodologies; 2) Contributing to position IPA as the thought leader in the field of impact evaluation through the development of policy-relevant and innovative research programs. The Research Manager develops and implements research procedures and techniques across IPA's country programs; contributes to building and strengthening IPA's research agenda through major fundraising initiatives; and supports IPA's capacity-building program. In particular, the Research Manager, Research & Development will: Lead the development of research methodologies (35%); Leads and manages the development of innovative research methodologies to ensure that IPA's research projects are utilizing the state of the art and innovative research methodologies (i.e. sampling techniques/ sample size calculations, STATA programming/ analysis, and computer assisted interview/ electronic data collection techniques, etc.). Coordinates and manages team members across the Research and Knowledge Management Department and country programs to pilot and implement various research methodologies. Assesses the current gaps in research methodologies and develops standardized procedures for adoption and implementation across IPA's country programs. Supports the development of high-priority research resources for internal use and external publications. Lead/ support the development of innovative and policy-relevant research programs which are aligned with IPA's goals (35%). Works with the Senior Director to define, lead, and manage IPA's global research agenda, including health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture. Supports the Senior Director in developing IPA's measurement agenda to roll out standardized and validated measures and to ensure that IPA is consistent in utilizing these measures across its research projects globally. In this capacity, promotes the use of these measures for the use of research as well as program and policy evaluations (internal/ external). Serves as co- investigator/ lead researcher together with the Senior Director or collaborating researchers on key research program, and ensures that research is increasingly used to improve IPA's policy impact. Aims to publish in peer-reviewed journals as well as widely disseminate results through IPA and its partners. Conducts research studies or analyses aligning to IPA's research agenda (i.e. systematic reviews/ meta-analysis, secondary analyses of existing data sets, etc.). Develops and manages technical partnerships with other organizations to mobilize resources for an expanded program of research. Lead/ support the dissemination of best practices in development using IPA's research (30%). Supports strategic capacity-building to build the technical capacity of research personnel at all levels. Ensures that the Research & Knowledge Management Department provides high quality and consistent technical leadership and support on research methodologies to country programs. Produces academic and non- academic writings that effectively communicate IPA's research to internal and external audiences. Supports or leads the fundraising for research grants, including identifying and liaising with donors and contributing to proposal development. Performs related duties as assigned by the Senior Director. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree (required) in economics, social sciences, research methods, statistics or other related fields (further post-graduate qualification desirable - Ph.D. level). 3-5+ years of work experience in an international research organization (post Master's Degree) required. Experience Required: Experience in conducting field research in developing countries and with randomized impact evaluations. Fluency in quantitative data management and analysis, and use of STATA or other data analysis software. Strong knowledge of quantitative research design and methodology. Desired: Experience managing team member (s) and interacting with external partners (policy makers, researchers, donors). Experience in supporting or writing research proposals. Knowledge of computer assisted interview (CAI)/electronic data collection platforms (A strong desire to learn about these platforms, if lacking experience, is required.) Experience in providing technical assistance on research to technical and non-technical team members. Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders (demonstrated skills in scientific writing is desirable). Excellent time management and organizational skills along with strong analytic and quantitative skills using complex data. Highly developed skills to influence and persuade; ability to quickly and effectively build relationships with team members and stakeholders. Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office - Word, Excel and Outlook). Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary assistance to internal/ external stakeholders. Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments within given parameters. Strong attention to detail, with a proven ability to handle multiple responsibilities at one time, successfully prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. Attitude/ Motivation: Willingness to travel internationally; Flexible, self-motivating with a team player attitude; A strong interest in building capacity of research staff; Result-oriented and committed to excellence. TO APPLY: please visit our website: https://www.poverty-action.org/getinvolved/jobs/US/IPAUSA101357. Innovations for Poverty Action is an EO Employer-MF/ Veteran/ Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class. IPA will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact us at jobs@poverty-action.org or via phone at 1-203-772-2216. IPA will never require monetary compensation as part of its application process. Any requests for monetary compensation by persons claiming to be IPA employees or persons claiming to represent IPA should be disregarded and reported to IPA. DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed by the Research Manager. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to jobs@poverty-action.org. Please note that only qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring manager.
****************************** AREA MANAGER UNITY, SOUTH SUDAN
CARE USA is looking for an Area Manager who will ensure the high quality implementation of the Health and Nutrition Program in Unity State in the most effective manner possible. Expected Travel: up to 50%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. In particular, to make every effort to ensure that the Program objectives/ outputs are achieved according to the work plan, the donor's requirement and within the contracted project period. S/he will serve as manager of the projects team in one of the locations CARE works in Unity State in order to ensure the overall successful implementation, reporting and management of all projects in that area. Responsibilities and Tasks: Project implementation; Financial/ Asset Management; Contract Management; Personnel Management; Government Liaison/ External Relations; Security Management; Other duties as required. QUALIFICATIONS (Know-How): Minimum relevant Master's Degree or graduate with significant relevant experience. At least 4 years' experience in a program management setting, with demonstrated experience in line managing staff. Experience in managing a program of similar size/ complexity. Demonstrated experience in humanitarian programming in conflict environments. Strong understanding of humanitarian accountability and M&E. Demonstrated experience in program assessments, problem analysis and program design. Demonstrated experience working within insecure environments. Public Health qualification. Ability to develop and foster external organizational relationships and applied representation skills. Team player, who is able to develop strong collaborative relations across the organization, in both the program and program support departments. Strong advisory skills and proven ability to support field teams to improving the quality of programming. Proven budgeting and financial management skills. Ability to develop and articulate program ideas related to Peace building, governance and civil society. Demonstrated ability to advice and coach field staff. Ability to work and live under difficult conditions. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 606. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
****************************** ACCOUNTANT / ANALYST ATLANTA, GA
CARE is seeking a talented Accountant/ Analyst who will perform a variety of functions from creating transactions in all four main People Soft modules to performing balance sheet account reconciliations, account analysis, and other related accounting documents/ schedules for assigned accounts. In addition, Analyst will manage transactions in the Accounts Receivable module related to cash gifts, private donations, and actively interacts with the Shared Services Center to ensure completeness and accuracy in the recording of all donations and gifts received. The position also provides support in monitoring and making necessary edits to accounting entries created by CARE USA's Treasury in cash Management Module. Expected Travel: up to 10%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. Primary Responsibilities: Prepare monthly financial analysis reports for assigned accounts. Coordinate all daily A/P activities, providing accounts payable support services to all internal and external customers, enforcing, implementing and enhancing CARE's Accounts Payable (A/P) policies and enforcing Travel and Procurement policies. Develops queries, schedules and other reports to support balances of accounts and provide recommendations for enhancement and efficiency to current process. Develops queries, schedules and other reports to support balances of accounts and provide recommendations for enhancement and efficiency to current process. Management and maintenance of donor trips, prepaid postage, special events, matching and tracking of Contributions in Kind (CIKs), Medical/ Dental accounting, External Relations (ER) related revenue and inter unit billings with other CARE International (CI) lead members. Provide customer support. PRIMARY SKILLS: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance. At least 5 years of progressive experience and proven skills in the Finance department/ division within the organization. Proven ability to use analytical tools. Must be organized and have demonstrated record of accuracy. Ability to work at detailed level. Ability to work on teams. Proven problem solving skills. Good communication skills (oral and writing skills (English)). Excellent service orientation. Proficiency in Microsoft Office ( Excel. Word). Good knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 609. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
****************************** DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY, OPERATIONS PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI
CARE seeks an experienced Deputy Chief of Party-Operations (DCOP) to be based in Port au Prince, Haiti for its social protection for food security and nutrition program. Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: English, French; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. Under the supervision of the COP, the DCOP Operations is responsible for overseeing the coordinated planning (of activities and resources) and implementation of voucher- based social transfers and maternal child health and nutrition activities in line with updated strategies, technical standards, and applicable rules and regulations. The position supervises directly the Food Safety Net Technical Coordinator and the Health and Nutrition Technical Coordinator as well as four (04) Field Office Coordinators, and is responsible for all day to day operations of the technical, field and mobile teams. Working with the COP, the DCOP Operations ensures the adequacy of systems and competence for the effective scale up of program interventions to meet established programmatic and financial targets and timeframes. The Deputy Chief of Party Operations is a key staff for the program and co-chairs the Program Management Team. S/he works with the Chief of Party to ensure that the program is adequately represented in relevant internal and external for and is programmatically integrated within the overall CARE Haiti programming framework and direction. Responsibilities and Tasks: Technical Management; Operations Management; People and Teams Management; Emergency Preparation & Response; Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS (Know-How): BA degree in Social Sciences, such as international development, social work, public policy or other areas directly related to providing services to vulnerable populations or equivalent experience. At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in international development and project management. Strong communication, both oral and written, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop excellent relations with implementation partners and counterparts. Experience in managing implementation of complex programs in a consortium setting. At least 3 years of experience in managing USAID-funded grants. Sound understanding of development, political, and social assistance issues developing world. Scenario planning and problem solving skills. Fluency in spoken and written English. TO APPLY: please apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 536. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
****************************** SENIOR ADVISOR - ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN UNITS, SUPPORTING ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN AFGHANISTAN (SAJA) KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. We contribute to creating stable and inclusive societies where every person can live free from fear and want, in dignity and under the rule of law. To learn more about IDLO, please visit our website www.idlo.int or follow us on Twitter @IDLOnews. IDLO seeks candidates for the position of Senior Advisor - Elimination of Violence Against Women Units based in Kabul for the U.S. funded multi-million dollar program, Supporting Access to Justice in Afghanistan (SAJA). The position is based in Kabul and requires frequent travel to the Afghan provinces where IDLO operates. Category: Consultant; Type of Contract: International Fixed-Term Consultancy; Duty Station: Kabul (Afghanistan) with travel to the provinces (Non-family duty station). The Senior Advisor reports to the SAJA Chief of Party (COP). The Senior Advisor works in close collaboration with other IDLO program staff in Afghanistan. The Senior Advisor will be responsible for: Supervising an Afghan team of senior and junior lawyers, a law office management advisor and a database developer/ implementer as part of the gender justice component; Completing work plan deliverables, specifically, supporting Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) units within the Attorney General's Office (AGO) and Ministry of Women's Affairs' Directorates (DOWAs) in provinces where IDLO works; Collaborating with the gender justice component personnel to build capacity and expand their skill sets related to completing, monitoring and oversight of the work plan deliverables; Assessing existing training materials used by the gender justice component and monitoring necessary additions, changes and revisions; providing input as requested regarding other IDLO training materials from a gender justice perspective; Developing new training materials as requested and coordinating with other IDLO programs in these efforts when possible; Providing input to and collaborating with SAJA public legal awareness team to increase capacity of EVAW units and DOWAs in public relations and increasing public awareness of the illegality of violence against women; Mentoring the national Deputy Component Head to support her ability to manage daily activities of the component staff and ensure achievement of work plan deliverables; Mentoring other gender justice component staff to ensure their ability to train and mentor on specific gender, law office management and prosecutorial issues; Attending meetings with prosecutors, the heads of the EVAW units, and/or the Deputy Attorney General related to the work of the EVAW units or other related issues as required; Working with the gender justice component staff on the on-going monitoring of the operations of the provincial EVAW units; Maintaining relationships and networks with relevant governmental, UN, donor, and/or civil society stakeholders through attending meetings and reporting as required for completion of the SAJA work plan or as requested by the COP; Providing legal analysis of the LEVAW or other relevant laws, legal issues or women's rights matters per the request of the COP; Preparing and implementing a monitoring & evaluation plan and work plan on an annual basis for the EVAW unit component; Providing timely bi-weekly, quarterly, and other reports to the COP per IDLO procedures; Conducting regular travel to the provinces as may be required and subject to the approval of the security team; and In cooperation with the finance department, preparing financial forecasts for the EVAW component, as well as monitoring component expenditures. IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE: Academic Qualifications: Degree in Law, preferably at postgraduate level or Juris Doctor (JD). Work Experience: Minimum of seven years of professional experience as a practicing prosecutor or defense lawyer. A professional background in implementing gender justice projects in post-conflict countries, including addressing violence issues, and in Islamic law countries, particularly Afghanistan, is a significant advantage. Languages: Excellent spoken and written English is essential. An understanding of local languages, such as Dari and/or Pashto, is an added value. Technical Competencies: Very good technical expertise in prosecution or legal defense, particularly related to domestic violence. Knowledge of domestic violence literature and the cycle of violence is a plus. Proven experience in managing and building the capacity of staff. Excellent writing, communication, group facilitation and negotiation skills. Detail-oriented and able to maintain focus in a difficult context and fast-paced environment. Behavioral Competencies: Good team player, with a positive and dependable attitude, flexible mind, comfortable in working in multi-cultural settings. Sensitivity to political, cultural, and religious issues surrounding gender concerns in Afghanistan. Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines and flexibility to participate in a wide variety of tasks. Demonstrated ability in problem solving, setting priorities and guiding staff. Keen sense of ethics, integrity, credibility, respect for diversity and commitment to IDLO's mandate. Willingness to work and live in a post-conflict environment, and adhere to IDLO's security policies and regulations at all times. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: The contract offered will be until 30 September 2015, with the possibility of extension. IDLO offers international consultants based in Afghanistan a competitive remuneration and benefits package in terms of salary, medical and accident insurance, post-conflict insurance, annual leave, sick leave, home leave as well as rest and recuperation leave (R&R). The Program runs a five-day working week from Sunday to Thursday. In Kabul, accommodation, cleaning, laundry, meals and a small gym are provided in a secure office and guesthouse. Rigorous security is in place at all times. This is a non-family duty station. TO APPLY: All interested applicants are encouraged to apply via our website www.idlo.int/jobs and submit the completed IDLO Personal History Form (PHF), resume and cover letter. IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome and encourage diverse applications. DISCLAIMER AND CLOSING DATE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the staff member assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. IDLO reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities or even to cancel the recruitment to meet business and organizational needs as necessary. Application deadline is 30 March 2015.
****************************** OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, STEVENS INITIATIVE WASHINGTON, D.C.
The Eurasia Foundation is seeking an Outreach and Communications Manager, Stevens Initiative in Washington, DC. Job Type: Full Time Position Contingent upon Funding. SUMMARY: The J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative (Stevens Initiative) is a multi-lateral public-private partnership that seeks to strengthen engagement between young people in the Middle East and North Africa and in the United States as a lasting tribute to the legacy of Ambassador Chris Stevens. The Stevens Initiative will use technology and online tools to achieve the largest-ever increase in people-to-people educational exchanges between the US and the Middle East and North Africa. Under the supervision of the Stevens Initiative Director, the Outreach and Communications Manager is responsible for developing, executing, and evaluating the Initiative's strategic communications, marketing, and outreach plan. Primary activities include increasing the visibility of all activities under the Stevens Initiative and building the overall brand. DUTIES: Develop and execute a strategic communications, outreach, and marketing plan to effectively promote the Stevens Initiative brand. Oversee and manage the Stevens Initiative website including design, content and messaging strategy; manage all social media platforms and user engagement. Increase visibility of the Stevens Initiative to key audiences in the U.S and the Middle East; develop electronic communications, promotional materials, press releases, videos, and campaigns showcasing Initiative activities. Serve as lead point person with media and manage press relationships to ensure coverage of Initiative; cultivate relationships with journalists, bloggers, print and online media outlets. Support Stevens Initiative Director in maintaining and cultivating relationships with donors and strategic partners. Monitor and evaluate efficacy of communications, outreach, and marketing plan; analyze and report on metrics. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Media, Communications or a related field. 7-10 years relevant work experience; with in-depth knowledge of all social media platforms. Superior oral and written communication skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines while producing high quality work. Familiarity with the Middle East and North Africa region preferable. Fluency in English required and knowledge of Arabic desired. Software Skills strongly desired: advanced MS Office; Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign and Photoshop), Emma email marketing and, WordPress, Drupal or similar content management system. Graphic design skills desired. TO APPLY: please send resume, cover letter, and other supporting materials to jobs@eurasia.org with OCMSTEVENS in the subject line. Application Deadline: April 3, 2015.
****************************** CHIEF OF PARTY LUSAKA, ZAMBIA
Pact is seeking a Chief of Party in Lusaka. At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Regional Director, the Chief of Party is responsible for the overall leadership, strategic direction, and program oversight on behalf of the recipient, and will serve as principal liaison to USAID and national GRZ staff. S/he should have a deep understanding of Z-CHPP program goals and objectives and be able to articulate the vision for the project. Key Responsibilities: The Chief of Party (COP) will be the primary liaison with USAID/Zambia on technical matters and shall adjust programs and operations in response to USAID/Zambia technical direction. The COP shall be responsible for responding to the designated AOR and USAID/Zambia's Agreement Officer. The COP shall also be responsible for ensuring quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the award. The COP's primary responsibilities are aimed at providing overall leadership management and general technical direction of the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the award. This individual will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments. Basic REQUIREMENTS: A Master's Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or related field with specialized training in HIV prevention, health promotion, and/or community development. 10 years of progressively increasing responsibility working in HIV prevention and related fields, preferably in ESA region. At least eight of those years in senior-management positions leading and managing large-scale HIV public health programs in sub-Saharan Africa, including supervision of technical staff. Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships, and to work collaboratively with host government agencies, civil society and community-based organizations, and other donors. Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to develop and communicate a common vision to diverse partners and a multi-disciplinary team. Knowledge of and experience with management of donor-funded agreements or contracts. Strong organizational skills including task and time management. Preferred Qualifications: 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 15-0038. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY, ZAMBIA LUSAKA, ZAMBIA
Pact is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party in Lusaka. At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Deputy Chief of Party is responsible for the directly assisting the COP in activity implementation and management. The DCOP shall have complementary technical skills and experience to the COP. The DCOP reports directly to the COP, and takes over leadership and oversight of the activity in the absence of the COP. Key Responsibilities: Serve as advisor to the Chief of Party; Oversee day-to-day execution of the project; Coordinate development, implementation, and reporting on all work plans; Work with Chief of Party and other team members to ensure that all project deliverables are met in a high quality and timely fashion; Ensure compliance with all donor, Pact, and project- specific policies; Assist in supervising and coordinating the sub-grant management process, including advice on assessing the programmatic potential of proposed grants, and establishing appropriate procedures for project funds; In collaboration with the Chief of Party, represent the project with the donor, the Zambian government, and national policy actors and maintain positive relations; Perform other duties as assigned; Perform all work safely and maintain a safe working environment. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree in public health, social/ behavioral sciences, or related field. Minimum five years of progressively increasing responsibility working in public health in the areas of health communication, promotion, and/or education, with an emphasis on HIV prevention. Demonstrated management skills, including relevant experience in direct supervision of professional staff; and Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships, and to work collaboratively with host government agencies, civil society and community-based organizations, and other donors. Depth and breadth of knowledge of and experience in HIV prevention and health behavior change. Strong organizational skills including task and time management. Preferred Qualifications: Proven leadership in the design, management, implementation and monitoring & evaluation of large and complex international donor- funded programs. Leadership roles in implementing USAID-funded projects strongly preferred. Demonstrated experience with gender and social inclusion (GESI) mainstreaming approaches strongly preferred. Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures preferred. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0037. 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.
****************************** ADVISOR, HIV PREVENTION LUSAKA, ZAMBIA
Pact is seeking an Advisor, HIV Prevention in Lusaka. At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42- year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Position Purpose: The Advisor, HIV Prevention will directly support the COP in the design, roll-out and day-to-day management and implementation of community-based prevention interventions and related community strengthening activities. Key Responsibilities: Provide leadership in developing strategies and interventions to improve the quality and responsiveness of HIV prevention programming and service delivery. Advise on focused prevention with key affected populations (including girls age 15-24 years, men who have sex with men, sex workers, and people living with HIV) and social and structural change approaches to HIV prevention in Zambia (addressing gender roles and cultural norms, behavior change with multiple concurrent partners, and rights-based programming). Facilitate technical capacity assessments in efficacious, evidence-based HIV prevention among CSO partners and GRZ in order to identify gaps, technical capacity limitations, and priority technical assistance needs. Oversee the development, implementation, and monitoring of HIV prevention quality improvement activities. Develop and facilitate problem solving and action planning among CSO and GRZ stakeholders to address critical challenges and barriers to improving HIV prevention programming and service delivery. Basic REQUIREMENTS: A Master's degree in Public Health, Social and/or Behavioral Sciences or a related field, with specific emphasis on community-level health promotion and/or education. Minimum seven years of experience in the ESA region designing and implementing large-scale community-level HIV prevention programs involving multiple stakeholders. Four of those years should be in a technical leadership/ management role for a project of similar size and complexity, including experience with direct supervision of professional staff. Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based and promising behavioral and structural HIV prevention interventions, best practices in community health interventions and linkage to services, and approaches to addressing gender issues relating to HIV prevention. Prior experience in building community competency and capacity for improving health and use of participatory methodologies for planning and implementing local-level activities. Excellent interpersonal, training, facilitation, team building and problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships and to work collaboratively with host country government counterparts and civil society organizations. Excellent written and oral communication skills. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0039. 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.
****************************** ADVISOR, MONITORING, EVALUATION AND RESEARCH LUSAKA, ZAMBIA
Pact is seeking an Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research in Lusaka. At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Position Purpose: The Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research will lead Z-CHPP monitoring, evaluation and research efforts. S/he shall develop monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets and a plan to evaluate performance and produce timely, accurate and complete reporting. Key Responsibilities: Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research provides technical advice and support to Program Management Team and provincial and district governments on monitoring and evaluation of program implementations and their outcomes. The M&E Advisor, with support from the M&E team, will be responsible for all monitoring, evaluation and reporting-related activities and requirements of the project. This includes the development of the Project's M&E framework, the development of a performance monitoring system, overseeing the maintenance of monitoring data collections systems (including developing and maintaining a project data base). He/she will also contribute to the design and assist in managing program assessments and evaluations and promote a culture of evidence-based decision making. Basic REQUIREMENTS: A Master's Degree or higher in Public Health, Social Sciences, or other relevant discipline. Minimum five years working on monitoring, evaluation and research in the public health and HIV fields with progressively increasing responsibility. Demonstrated expertise in designing and implementing rigorous quantitative and qualitative research, rapid appraisals, bio-behavioral surveillance, and methods for data analysis. Hands-on practical experience setting up and managing MER systems for health programs in developing countries, and the ability to coach and train others in their use. Knowledge of M&E issues and indicator development for HIV prevention and service delivery strengthening related to HIV/AIDS. Familiarity with PEPFAR indicators and reporting requirements. Excellent report writing, analytical and oral presentation skills. Experience in knowledge management and dissemination of research findings. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0040. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** DIRECTOR, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS LUSAKA, ZAMBIA
Pact is seeking a Director, Financial Management and Operations in Lusaka. At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Position Purpose: The Director, Financial Management and Operations will be responsible for overall financial management and administration. Key Responsibilities: The Director will manage day to day financial, human resources, and office operations for the project. The Director will work closely with the home office team to make sure that the program finances and operations are integrated effectively between the field and home offices. Basic REQUIREMENTS: A Master's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other relevant field; or, a Bachelor's or certified accounting degree with 10 years' experience. Minimum eight years' experience in accounting, operations and financial management of complex, international development assistance programs. Demonstrated supervisory experience, interpersonal skills and team building experience. Experience with donor financial reporting and compliance requirements. Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing budgets of $5M or more. Three to five years of relevant grants and contract management experience. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0041. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** GLOBAL DIRECTOR CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT WASHINGTON D.C.
Pact is seeking a Global Director Capacity Development in Washington, DC. At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Department Overview: Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. Program Advancement, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Working across Pact to ensure that Quality and Impact are central to everything that we do. Playing a key role in new business acquisition from pre-positioning to submission. Articulating Pact's expertise externally. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Vice President, Program Advancement, the Global Director Capacity Development is responsible for driving Pact's work in capacity development and ensuring that Pact remains at the cutting edge of thought leadership. Additionally the successful candidate will play a central role in growing the portfolio, focusing on quality and impact and ensuring that Pact's work is articulated externally. Key Responsibilities: Driving thought leadership of capacity development research and practice internally and externally. Manage a globally networked team of capacity development professionals to provide targeted and strategic technical assistance, facilitate networked learning among practitioners, and support adoption of high-quality and innovative practices in capacity development. Act as a conduit for ideas between Pact and external audiences, publishing and promoting Pact's work in different thematic areas and country contexts as appropriate. Lead the organization- wide implementation of standards/ values in capacity building. Support an integrated approach to capacity development that is infused throughout Pact's engagement with partner organizations. Ensure internal connectivity and networking for sharing and learning among Pact's capacity development practitioners. Support the capacity development of Pact's staff worldwide through the provision of training and professional development materials. Lead the development of cutting-edge materials around flagship approaches and tools for high-quality capacity development. Coordinate with Results and Measurement Team to implement a global learning agenda in support of learning and evaluation around the results of capacity development activities. Work closely with Opportunity Development to ensure high quality technical support throughout the project design and proposal development process, increasing Pact's success in acquiring additional and new sources of funding. Coordinate with Program Delivery Teams to provide technical assistance to implementation of priority capacity development initiatives. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Significant and demonstrated ability in driving and facilitating technical operations in multiple countries. Bachelor's Degree with 15 years of relevant experience. Experience in managing a global team. Demonstrated technical ability and experience in capacity development/ organizational development. Experience and willingness to play a key role in new business acquisition. Strong experience with a variety of statutory, foundations and corporate donors. Ability to work across a matrixed organization, often achieving results without decision making authority. Experience living and working outside of home country. Ability to travel 30% of time. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in pertinent area with 12 years of experience. Language skills in addition to English. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0036. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** IDIQ MANAGER WASHINGTON, DC OR ASIA
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Department Overview: Pact is recruiting an IDIQ Manager for an anticipated USAID Asia Regional Support Services for Local Solutions project. The project will support more strategic, systematic and measurable approaches to organizational capacity development in Asia with the goal of realizing increased leadership by local partners in determining development priorities and delivering effective localized responses. The project will support USAID's local implementing partners and stakeholders with a goal of strengthening their ability to perform, sustain, and self-renew in ways that further development outcomes in their societies. The position is contingent upon award. Position Purpose: The IDIQ Manager will serve as the principal IDIQ institutional liaison to USAID, oversee effective management of task orders, and provide technical leadership to the project. Key Responsibilities: The IDIQ Manager will: Oversee and ensure rapid mobilization of resources to respond promptly to fulfill task order requirements; Liaise with USAID and other stakeholders; Ensure the program achieves agreed-upon results in close collaboration with US-based project management and financial teams; Oversee the development and implementation of program planning, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting activities; Oversee management and communication with the project team partners; and Ensure effective application of internal controls, USG, and Pact policies and procedures. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrated experience in institutional capacity development, including high-level strategic visioning and leadership. Experience working effectively with local civil society organizations, host country government counterparts, the USG, and/or other international development partners. Proven leadership in the design, project management, implementation and evaluation of similar-sized and technically focused international-donor supported programs. Demonstrated skills in strategic planning, management and supervision and budgeting. Demonstrated experience managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions. Demonstrated experience in managing donor funded/ supported development programs. Strong written and oral communication skills; and Fluency in English. Preferred Qualifications: Minimum 5 years of experience managing international development programs, preferably managing capacity development and civil society programs; Experience working with local capacity development service providers in the Asia region; Master's degree in political science, public policy, or relevant field; and Experience working in South and Southeast Asia. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0035. 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 MONROVIA
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Department Overview: Pact seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated, USAID-funded five-year Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI), which will strengthen multi-stakeholder partnerships to advocate for and monitor policy and accountability reforms. The program will contribute to the overall goal of USAID/Liberia's civil society and media interventions by increasing the influence of citizens and media in the governance of public goods and services. Position Purpose: The Chief of Party (COP) will be the primary liaison with USAID/Liberia on technical matters and shall adjust programs and operations in response to USAID/Liberia technical direction. The COP shall be responsible for responding to the designated COR and USAID/Liberia's Contracting Officer. The COP shall also be responsible for ensuring quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the award. The COP primary responsibilities are aimed at providing overall leadership management and general technical direction of the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the award. This individual will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments. Key Responsibilities: 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 work plans; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports. Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources. Ensure compliance with HQ and USAID requirements, policies and regulations. Act as liaison to relevant donors and the local government. As relevant, manage all local grant making mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policy; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs. Provide training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations. Recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact HR policies; Oversee the management and development of project office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact's values are practiced. Basic REQUIREMENTS: The COP will have: Demonstrated experience in working effectively with local civil society organizations, and capabilities in public sector reform and convening multi- stakeholder processes. Proven exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of donor-supported programs, with skills in high level strategic visioning and leadership, and preferably must have experience in managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple partner institutions. Strong communication skills, including interpersonal and in written and oral English. Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams. Advanced degree (master's or higher) in social sciences, international development, management, or a related field. A minimum of 10 years professional experience in development at a senior program management level, including direct supervision of professional and support staff. At least 5 years work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa; Liberia specific experience preferred. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0019. 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.
****************************** HUMANITARIAN LIAISON OFFICER UKRAINE
Internews is looking for a Humanitarian Liaison Officer (HLO) to work with the aid community and local media for a 6 month period to ensure timely and accurate dissemination of information to the IDP population in Ukraine. Reporting to the Internews Country Director in Ukraine, the Humanitarian Liaison Officer (HLO) will contribute to the inter-agency emergency response. QUALIFICATIONS: Fluency in spoken and written English. Fluency in spoken Russian or Ukrainian. Very good working knowledge of the mandates and modalities of the international humanitarian sector including the UN cluster system. Extensive experience working in relief operations in challenging environments. Significant experience using media and communications in humanitarian emergency responses. Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to liaise authoritatively with figures from the humanitarian community, local media, local government and army, and other relevant actors, when required. Interest in and familiarity with new media and new digital applications for citizen journalism and information access; Excellent communication and reporting skills, both written and oral; Willingness to work in demanding, stressful, and, at times, dangerous situations under difficult living conditions with respect for basic security rules; An understanding of the vision/ mission, core values and objectives of Internews; Psychological resilience and a sense of humor; Relevant university degree. TO APPLY: Please complete the online application form here, https://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=INTERNEWS&cws=1&rid=404, by clicking "Apply for this Position" at the bottom of the page. In the fields provided, please upload: An up-to-date version of your CV. In the space provided, please cut and paste your cover letter. In your cover letter, please answer specifically the following questions, in a maximum of two (2) pages: Please provide examples of your experience working on media and communications in humanitarian emergency response situations. Please detail your experience liaising with a wide-range of partners and stakeholders, particularly as a representative to regular coordination and working group meetings, if applicable.
****************************** EMERGENCY PROGRAM MANAGER, LATIN AMERICA REGION BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Lutheran World Relief seeks an Emergency Program Manager, Latin America Region (EPM-LAC). The Emergency Program Manager, Latin America Region plays the lead role in supporting Lutheran World Relief's (LWR) country offices in the region in the areas of program development and implementation during emergency deployments. While not deployed during an emergency, the Emergency Program Manager - Latin America supports LWR's Emergency Operation Unit in preparing for disasters, supports the Technical Advisor for Emergency Capacity Building (TA-ECB) in building capacity of the field and HQ staff and establishes relationships with key stakeholders in the region. Although the primary area of focus of the EPM-LAC is the Latin America region, if needed, s/he will be expected to deploy to other regions to support LWR's response to large-scale emergencies. Based at LWR's Headquarters in Baltimore, the EPM-LAC will be required to represent and/or act as the Deputy in the absence of the Director of the Emergency Operations Unit, including representation in internal and external coordination and strategy meetings. The complete position description and application instructions can be found at http://lwr.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-634509.html.
****************************** HICD INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING MANAGER PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI
Management Systems International seeks an experienced Human & Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) manager for the Haiti KONEKTE program. This position provides technical and managerial oversight to all institutional strengthening activities in support of the Government of Haiti (GOH), specifically the Office of Management and Human Resources (OMRH) and local partners. Under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP), this position will lead the development and implementation of HICD to stakeholders, including performance assessments, performance solutions design, implementation, performance monitoring, and management system design. S/He will assist these local partners to build leadership, perform strategic planning, analyze internal systems, develop process improvements, perform facilitation functions, conduct surveys, and improve organizational performance. REQUIRES: At least five (5) years' of experience implementing institutional development, organizational development, change management, or local capacity building on donor-funded projects in developing or transitioning countries. Preference for candidates designated as a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) or Human Performance Improvement (HPI). Experience working on donor-funded activities (USAID experience preferred). Advanced degree in business administration, public administration, or other related field. At least three (3) years' of experience managing staff. Experience working with senior GOH representatives. Business-level fluency in English (written and verbal). Fluent in French (written and verbal). Excellent communication and presentation skills. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com
****************************** CHIEF OF PARTY, LIBERIA STRATEGIC ANALYSIS PROJECT LIBERIA
MSI is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) who is responsible for leading and managing the overall complex operations of the LSA project. The COP works closely with USAID/Liberia's Program Office, Mission technical offices, staff and management from other USAID implementing partner operated activities, and representatives of the Government of Liberia and other international donor stakeholders to ensure that USAID's assistance to Liberia is informed by solid empirical evidence and analysis and that can be used by the Mission. REQUIRES: At least 10 years development professional experience working with issues related to planning, design, and performance management of international development assistance programs, preferably those funded by the USG. An MA or PhD in a field relevant to development assistance, international affairs, political science, sociology, economics, business, public administration, organizational development, communications, or a closely related field. Experience working with previous U.S. government programs would be preferred but is not a requirement. Highly developed interpersonal communication, presentation, and negotiating skills. Strong understanding of multi-sectoral development theory. Thorough working knowledge of USG operations, regulations, policies, procedures and programs desirable. Deep familiarity with the Liberian culture, society and development context or that of other similar countries in the region. Experience in comparable post- conflict countries an asset. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com
****************************** PROJECT SUPPORT STAFF MOROCCO
AMEX International, Inc., has openings for Moroccan candidates for several positions on a recently awarded contract. All candidates must live in the Tangiers, Morocco area. This project will last 3 years and has to do with improving citizen-focused security and community-oriented policing. For more information and to apply visit www.amexdc.com.
COMMUNITY PROJECT OFFICERS MOROCCO
Role: Provide dedicated support for assigned community. Coordinate technical, training, and institutional strengthening activities. REQUIRES: 3 to 5 years professional experience working at community level in relevant positions; international development assistance experience desirable. Demonstrated expertise, networks, and familiarity with targeted/ assigned communities. Experience managing mini-work plans. Excellent networking and communication skills, including facilitation and training. Bachelor's degree preferred. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English, Arabic and Spanish are required.
FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING MANAGER MOROCCO
Role: Oversee project financial, administrative, procurement, and grants processes and procedures. Assume primary responsibility for recording all project expenses and ensuring timely process of payments and payroll. REQUIRES: At least 5 years' experience working with international donors in a management role. Experience with project budgets, grants management, financial reporting, deadlines, payroll, benefits, procurement, and other record keeping duties. Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business or related field required; advanced degree preferred. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English required. Proficiency in Arabic and either Spanish or French preferred.
GRANTS MANAGER MOROCCO
Role: Serve as main point of contact for grantees and manage grant files; review grantee technical reports for completeness, work with grantees to address any deficiencies and coordination with technical team to ensure timely review of technical reports; review grantee financial reports for completeness; maintain procurement records and petty cash register, other duties as assigned. REQUIRES: At least 2-3 years of previous experience working with international donors in a financial support role. Grants experience preferred. Bachelor's degree in relevant field required. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and Arabic required. Proficiency in either Spanish or French preferred.
OFFICE MANAGER / ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT MOROCCO
Role: Provide overall office administration support. REQUIRES: At least 2 years of previous experience providing support to program professionals and supporting the day- to-day management of a business office, including answering phones, making appointments, filing, ordering supplies, etc. Excellent speaking, writing, and typing skills in English and Arabic required.
****************************** SENIOR MANAGER, PROJECTS AFGHANISTAN
Roshan, an IPS company based in Afghanistan has posted an opening for a Senior Manager, Projects to work within its Project Management team. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree or higher (Required); Qualification in project management; Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management; Knowledge of project management techniques and tools; Direct work experience in project management capacity; Proven experience in people management. For more information and to apply go to www.akdn.org. Closing date: 4/1/15.
****************************** ACDI/VOCA
ACDI/VOCA has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply go to www.acdivoca.org, click on join us
DIRECTOR, RESILIENCE & STABILIZATION WASHINGTON, DC
There is an opening for a D.C.-based Director, Resilience & Stabilization who will serve as a project manager, subject matter expert, and technical focal point in areas related to the resiliency of small farmers and their communities to withstand shocks resulting from natural and man-made disasters. REQUIRES: A master's degree in international development, agriculture, finance, economics, or other related field, with a minimum of seven years' work experience of progressively responsible contract/ agreement management in international development with a focus on managing resiliency and/or food security project components required (overseas work in international development preferred). Candidates must have a demonstrated understanding of USAID's resilience strategy in food security. Experience with software applications including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel required. Vacancy no: 15-0010
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS WASHINGTON, DC
There is an opening for a D.C.-based Senior Director of Volunteer Programs who will be responsible for providing strategic direction and expansion of the volunteer program, including management and growth of corporate volunteer programs. This position is also responsible for managing the VOCA Fund and the oversight of current volunteer recruitment activities. REQUIRES: A master's degree in business management, international studies, international business, economics, or other related field, and a minimum of ten years' experience in international business or development required. Candidates must also have at least seven years' experience in volunteer program management - additional experience with corporate volunteer programs and fundraising is desirable. Candidates must also have demonstrated ability to think strategically and oversee systems and processes that support a high quality volunteer technical assistance program, as well as the ability to manage entry-level and mid-level professionals. Candidates must also demonstrate excellent written, oral, and reading comprehension abilities. Vacancy no: 15-0007
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, MARKET SYSTEMS WASHINGTON, DC
There is an opening for a D.C.-based Technical Director, Market Systems who will be responsible for the management of global learning projects, provision of technical support to field-based projects and new business initiatives, and development and dissemination of high-quality technical approaches and tools in the area of market systems. REQUIRES: A master's degree in international development, agriculture, finance, economics, business administration, or other related field, and a minimum of seven years' experience in international development or related field are required. Candidates must have experience with multimedia applications and Microsoft programs. Candidates must also demonstrate excellent written, oral, and reading comprehension abilities. Fluency in English is required. French language and/or Spanish language skills are desired. The ability and willingness to travel internationally is required. Vacancy no: 15-005
****************************** ABT ASSOCIATES
ABT Associates has posted openings for the following positions. For more information please go to www.abtassociates.com
PROJECT ASSISTANT / PROJECT MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT MEXICO
The Project Management Assistant will support MEPP activities by contributing to the development, management and monitoring of subcontracts, grants and consultant agreements, ensuring that partners/ consultants are fulfilling contractual, administrative and technical requirements. REQUIRES: B.A. in business, finance, economics, political science, international relations, public policy or equivalent preferred. Two years of experience in project management (applied experience in international development projects preferred). Strong communication and presentation skills. Fully bilingual in Spanish and English preferred. Vacancy no: 20561
PROJECT ASSISTANT / POLICY RESEARCH AND M&E SPECIALIST MEXICO
The Policy Research/M&E Specialist will support the research needs of MEPP, working closely with the Chief of Party, Senior Economic Governance Advisor and senior technical staff, and will be in charge of M&E reporting and documentation. REQUIRES: B.A. in economics, political science, international relations, public policy or equivalent. Two years of experience in public policy or development projects. Strong analytical and research skills. Technical depth in at least one of the main topics of the program. Basic knowledge of issues in all component areas. Knowledge of social science research methods and databases. Ability to analyze, organize and interpret large volumes of data. Vacancy no: 20221
DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EVALUATION BETHESDA, MD
Abt Associates has posted an opening for a Director for this newly-formed Center for International Evaluation. The Director will work under the direction of the Senior Vice President of Business Development and New Market Initiatives to create and guide a team of scientists conducting policy evaluations of international development initiatives, including rigorous impact studies, implementation analyses, and program monitoring assignments. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree. Master's in economics, public policy, or other relevant field strongly preferred. At least 10 years of experience working in program evaluation and/or international development. Extensive experience in business development, with at least 5 recent years in international development. Enthusiasm for growing the international evaluation practice. Excellent managerial and strategic planning skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Vacancy no: 20201
RESEARCH ASSISTANT BETHESDA, MD
The Research Assistant assists experienced professionals in a variety of research and analysis tasks by collecting, compiling and checking data using standard practices and techniques in the field(s) of specialization. Under close supervision, may perform computer modeling, simulation or simple forecasting using standard software packages. Learns to apply specialized quantitative and/or qualitative analysis techniques and methods. Works on assignments that are simple to moderately complex under close supervision, implementing standard policies and procedures. REQUIRES: This is an entry-level position requiring quantitative, writing and/or research competencies and skills. Strong academic record required. Vacancy no: 19741
****************************** FHI 360
FHI 360 has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply go to http://www.fhi360.org/en/WorkingWithUs/res_EmploymentOpportunities.htm
PROGRAM OFFICER III WASHINGTON, DC
The Program Officer will provide leadership for projects and/or support country programs managed by the West and Central Africa, Middle East and North Africa (WCA/MENA) business unit, with a focus on francophone countries, with large, complex or start-up programs. REQUIRES: Bachelor's Degree or its international equivalent in Public Health, international development or other related field. MS/MA preferred. Minimum of 8 + years' experience with program management, international development programs and US Government rules and regulations; or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience sufficient to successfully perform the key responsibilities of the job. Vacancy no: 15386
TECHNICAL OFFICER I WASHINGTON, DC
The Technical Officer provides technical support and guidance to staff and partners in the region and in country offices. Implements and monitors technical strengthening initiatives. REQUIRES: Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent in Economics, Education, Environment, Health, Human Development, Information Science, International Development, Social Sciences or Related Field. Typically requires 2-5 years of managing data collection and technical assistance experience. Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools required. Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas. Vacancy no: 15360
PROGRAM OFFICER II WASHINGTON, DC
The Program Officer will provide programmatic assistance and support to programs in the Economic Development & Livelihoods Department (EDL), including the USAID Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project. REQUIRES: Bachelor's Degree or its international equivalent in international relations, social sciences international development, finance, economics, or other field related to international/ human development. Master's preferred. Minimum of 5 years' experience with international development program management, familiarity with US Government rules and regulations required (specifically USAID). Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to assess priorities, and competently manage a variety of activities. Strong and demonstrated program/ project management skills. Vacancy no: 15355
****************************** WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
World Wildlife Fund seeks candidates for the following positions. Please apply on our website http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/careers/index.html
DIRECTOR, FOOD WASTE WASHINGTON, DC
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Director, Food Waste at our Washington, DC office. Duties: Works closely across the Goal Teams and the organization to develop and implement a food waste strategy that is consistent with WWF's Market Transformation Initiative. REQUIRES: At least 10 years' of experience directly in food waste or indirectly in food service, food production, supply chain management, distribution or a relevant field is required. A graduate degree in a relevant field is preferred. Proven ability to work directly with producers, consumers, retailers, and brands or other key players along the value chain. Excellent written and oral communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively with board, staff, and business executives. Ability to develop and implement complex strategic programs. A high-level of interpersonal skills; especially, relationship management skills and the ability to work as part of a multi-dimensional team that cuts across WWF-US and the WWF Network as well as includes partners from other organizations and the public and private sector. Vacancy no: 15075
DIRECTOR, LAND USE WASHINGTON, DC
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Director, Land Use at our Washington, DC office. The Director is responsible for creating and implementing WWF-US' strategic plans to address the rehabilitation of degraded land and illegality in food production particularly as it relates to legal access to and compliance with laws and regulations regarding land use. REQUIRES: Graduate degree and minimum of ten years' experience in international development required. Experience delivering results through influencing and shaping the work of others is necessary. Knowledge of illegality in the food production system and/or rehabilitation of degraded or underperforming lands a must. Experience delivering results directly through implementation but also by influencing and shaping the work of others is necessary. Helpful work experience would include environmental program and policy development, design and implementation of environmental management systems, negotiations with internal and external stakeholders, design and negotiation of strategic partnerships that are multi-dimensional and implementation and activation of partnerships within an organization or institution. Vacancy no: 15074
****************************** FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted openings for the following positions. TO APPLY: visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete the on-line application
IRRIGATION AND RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEER ROME, ITALY
An Irrigation and Rural Infrastructure Engineer will provide technical advice and, as a member or leader of multidisciplinary teams, will be responsible for water management, irrigation development, drainage, flood control, water user associations and rural infrastructure. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in irrigation engineering, water resources engineering, rural infrastructure, or a closely related field of specialization. Seven years of relevant experience in the design, construction and operation of rural infrastructure, particularly irrigation schemes, water development operations, including those of small-scale irrigation type, in African countries. Working knowledge of French and limited knowledge of English. Closing date: 4/30/15.
JUNIOR GEF PROJECT DESIGN EXPERT VARIOUS LOCATIONS
The incumbent will work under the overall technical supervision of the Senior GEF Coordinator and the direct supervision of the lead Technical Officer and the FAO Representation in the relevant country, in close collaboration with the national GEF Executing Agency. The GEF Project Design Expert (PDE) will lead the GEF project development process to a successful conclusion. The PDE's main task will be to coordinate the input from different stakeholders in order to generate quality GEF CEO Documents and full sized project (FSP) documents that meet the expectations of governments, as well as FAO, the GEF Secretariat, and key co-funders. REQUIRES: Advanced University degree in a discipline relevant to natural resources management, international development or closely related fields. A minimum of 2 years of working experience in one or more of the following areas: biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, sustainable forest management, sound chemical management/ persistent organic pollutants. At least 2 years of experience in the formulation of GEF projects and programmes. Vacancy no: 2803. Closing date: 4/4/15.
GEF PROJECT DESIGN EXPERT - CONSULTANCY ROSTER VARIOUS LOCATIONS
The incumbent will work under the overall technical supervision of the Senior GEF Coordinator and the supervision of the lead Technical Officer and the FAO Representation in the relevant country, in close collaboration with the national GEF Executing Agency. The GEF Project Design Expert (PDE) will lead the GEF project development process to a successful conclusion. The PDE's main task will be to coordinate the input from different stakeholders in order to generate quality GEF CEO Documents and full sized project (FSP) documents that meet the expectations of governments, as well as the FAO, the GEF Secretariat, and key co-funders. REQUIRES: Advanced University degree in a discipline relevant to natural resources management, development cooperation, social sciences, economy, international relations. A minimum of 5 years of working experience in one or more of the following areas: biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, sustainable forest management, sound chemical management/ persistent organic pollutants. At least 5 years of experience in the formulation of GEF projects and programmes. Working knowledge of English, French, Spanish or Portuguese. Vacancy no: 2804. Closing date: 4/4/15.
****************************** ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER MEXICO CITY
The United Nations seeks an Economic Affairs Officer (P-3) in Mexico City. Duties: Develops energy, natural resources and socio-economic databases and qualitative information necessary for specified recurrent or ad hoc assignments. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economy, finance, environment or related field is required. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in energy research and analysis, preferably in Mexico, the Central American and Caribbean regions are required. Experience in implementation of technical cooperation projects in the countries and regions mentioned is required. 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: 5/5/15. Vacancy no: 15-ECO-ECLAC-41256-R-MEXICO CITY(G)
****************************** TRUST FUND APPOINTMENT - PRIVATE FINANCE OPERATIONS ENERGY EFFICIENCY WASHINGTON, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks an Energy Efficiency Investment Contractual who will be dedicated to the Energy Efficiency Finance Facility work of SMU, working with the Senior Climate and Energy Officer on executing high-impact loans under the Facility and coordinating the programs and related activities pursuant to the trust funds. REQUIRES: experience in finance and business development; must include energy and climate change investments; experience in financial analysis and financial modeling; experience working in the LAC region; ability to write and speak clearly and concisely, including analytical documents and to adapt communication style to different audiences; demonstrated ability to contribute to multidisciplinary and multicultural project teams. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs. Vacancy no: 1500001406
****************************** INTERNATIONAL LABOUR OFFICE
The International Labour Office seeks candidates for the following positions. TO APPLY: Please visit ILO's e-Recruitment website at: erecruit.ilo.org. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
SENIOR ECONOMIST ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
A Senior Economist (P-5) is sought in Addis Ababa. The Senior Economist will contribute towards development of the ILO's strategic direction and collaboration on economic and social issues vis--vis these main regional partners, and any other relevant institutions, particularly with the aim of strengthening the ILO's engagement in fragile states and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and within the context of the Millennium Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master) in economics, with demonstrated knowledge in development economics. Ten to fifteen years of relevant professional experience in economics, of which at least seven years at the international level. Experience conducting and coordinating research related to economic analysis, employment policies, or economic development in the African region, particularly in LDCs and fragile settings. Closing date: 4/6/15. Vacancy no: RAPS/1/2015/AF/01
ECONOMIST - EMPLOYMENT AND INVESTMENT POLICIES GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
An Economist, Employment and Investment Policies (P-4) is sought in Geneva. The main purpose of this job is to (i) assist Member States in the development of policies, methodologies and tools as well as related procedures for enhancing employment- intensive approaches in investment programmes; (ii) provide policy guidance and technical support to the ILO field structure responsible for country-specific programmes; (iii) establish collaborative arrangements with other ILO programmes and other technical cooperation and financing agencies concerned with employment generation and poverty reduction. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree, in economics or related sciences, preferably with specialization in topics related to developing economies. Minimum eight years practical experience in policy development and analysis at national or five years at the international level in social and economic aspects of development programmes (including socio-economic feasibility studies) in developing countries. Proven ability in international and national employment/ development policy analysis and formulation. Proven international experience with policies of ILO, UNDP, multi-bilateral donors and development banks. Closing date: 4/6/15. Vacancy no: RAPS/1/2015/EMPLOYMENT/02
****************************** NUTRITION OFFICER, NUTRITION ASSESSMENT AND SCIENTIFIC ADVICE ROME, ITALY
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted an opening for a Nutrition Officer (Nutrition Assessment and Scientific Advice) (P-4) in Rome. Duties: Plans and leads components of multi-disciplinary teams and short term work groups, leads and/or participates on Division/ Departmental teams, participates on Organization-wide committees, project teams, and working groups and provides specialized expertise on international technical networks and/or technical policy and standard setting bodies. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in Nutrition Science or closely-related discipline. Seven years of relevant experience in human nutrition requirements, especially in assessing the nutritional requirements of populations. Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian. TO APPLY: visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete the on-line application. Closing date: 4/3/15. Vacancy no: IRC2812
****************************** *DIRECTOR, PROJECT MANAGEMENT ARLINGTON, VA OR LITTLE ROCK, AR
Winrock International will be recruiting applicants for the position of Director, Project Management. Winrock International is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to put ideas to work - empowering the disadvantaged, increasing economic opportunity and sustaining natural resources. Program emphasis includes education and children and youth leadership, gender equity and women's empowerment, civil society strengthening, agricultural productivity, forestry and natural resource management, rural enterprise and employment, and renewable energy. Over 100 projects are underway in forty developing countries and the United States. Winrock's Major Programs and Project Management Group (MPPM) is responsible for the development and roll out of project management standards and best practices across all Winrock projects. MPPM has a cross-functional role engaging with the full project lifecycle focusing on project development, implementation and delivery. POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of PM and the project management team will provide active leadership to all aspects of projects from start to finish, utilizing a full project management methodology. The Director of PM will drive the development of project management best practices, and will partner with stakeholders - including funders and external partners - to drive the overall quality of service delivery within the broader organization. The incumbent will work directly with Operations counterparts to develop tools and templates appropriate for Winrock systems and approaches, and will serve as a leading member of a Winrock PM Governance committee. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of PM provide leadership, coordination and management of PM processes, methodologies, and best practices. In addition to personal oversight and broad accountability for large scale complex programs, the Director of PM will lead a team of project managers who manage critical projects across all Winrock's Programs. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: Establishes and promotes industry-recognized, best-in- class PM standards; evaluates and recommends project management tools and resources; and drives a program to ensure continued utilization and maturation of best practices. Leads the organization in delivering work products that meet scope, schedule, budget and quality. Establishes and maintains a program for monitoring and reporting on compliance to adopted PM policies, processes, and procedures. Leads a cross- functional PM steering and governance committee broadly responsible for the development and roll-out of consistent PM practices, project management and the delivery of projects. Contributes to the global strategy to ensure the project management team's global processes, tools, and people are aligned to ensure funders' project needs and organizational goals are met. Ensures funder satisfaction through driving project execution excellence, reviewing of satisfaction surveys and participation in funder meetings. Develops project management capabilities through training, coaching, group and individual meetings and discussion. Works with each technical group to assign Project Management resources and assist in the development of project teams. Participates in proposal review process to validate project feasibility, cost, schedules, capabilities, resource availability, and contractual obligations. Assists in the resolution of project management and project services resource conflicts in cooperation with the technical group and unit managers. Ensures projects are delivered on time and within budget. QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND: This role demands leadership and project management technical skills and a background to develop and support the adoption of a new project management governance process. Additional qualifications include but are not limited to: Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or related discipline with an international development focus. An MBA or related advanced degree is preferred. Equivalent extensive project management experience is required. PMP certification or equivalent experience is required. Professional Experience: The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years related experience and will have created or managed and enhanced a project management office or program management discipline. Knowledge/ Skills: Donor Knowledge: Experience working with one or more of Winrock funders, including: USAID, World Bank, DfID, the private sector and/or foundations. Solid understanding of the international development, project development and implementation process for one or more funders. Technical Skills: Demonstrated competency in project management and the execution of multiple large scale projects critical to the delivery of business strategies and goals, with several examples of successful (on time, on budget, with stated value) program deliverables. Leadership and Management Skills: Successful experience in identifying, hiring, motivating, and developing professional level staff. Demonstrated leadership of multidiscipline, high-performance work teams/ groups. The ability to be a persuasive leader who can serve as an effective member of the leadership team and communicate project management and business analysis related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical employees. Other Skills: Successful development and implementation of new work processes or process improvements. Effective communication across organizations of an equivalent size, including to the highest levels of senior management. Fluency in French or Spanish highly desirable. Other: Must be willing and able to travel approximately 20 percent of the time. SALARY AND BENEFITS: The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits include life, disability and medical insurance; retirement; and other normal Winrock benefits. TO APPLY: Applicants should go to Jobs page at www.winrock.org to submit their application, cover letter and current resume. Open until filled. Winrock International is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.
****************************** *DIRECTOR, MONITORING AND EVALUATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT ARLINGTON, VA OR LITTLE ROCK, AR
Winrock International will be recruiting applicants for the position of Director, Monitoring and Evaluation and Knowledge Management. Winrock is a recognized leader in international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission driven field-based organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. We pride ourselves as a quality-driven organization with the desire for a continuous improvement in program results and processes and for a culture of accountability. The Director Monitoring and Evaluation and Knowledge Management (Director M&E/K) will play a key role in the standardization of Winrock's M&E protocols and procedures and translating M&E knowledge into usable information and practices. The Director M&E/K will partner with key organizational leaders and units to position Winrock as a thought leader by advancing our internal technical knowledge communities and facilitating the broad dissemination of Winrock's project results, M&E best practices and lessons learned. The Director M&E/K reports to the Senior Director of Major Programs & Project Management and should be available to travel approximately 20% of the time. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director M&E/K will lead Winrock's M&E initiatives, developing and improving systems, building capacity and creating mechanism to share M&E knowledge. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: Work with the Technical Units & Senior Management to establish key Winrock institutional metrics and a global system for tracking metrics that measures and synthesizes project results. Working with the Director, Project Management develop and roll out an M&E model and accompanying tools to be adopted by all projects, that takes into consideration Winrock's current and projected donor reporting requirements, incorporates data quality assurance mechanisms and is adaptable to field- based realities. Work directly on project M&E 50% of the time supporting or directly developing depending on need, the design and implementation of baseline, mid-term and end of project evaluations, surveys and other M&E components. Provide capacity building to field-based M&E teams. Share M&E best practices and lessons learned across the organization. Advance internal knowledge community engagement with Technical Units and other Winrock staff, using our internal SharePoint system for community engagement. Track progress of the implementation of M&E best practices and their project and/or organizational impact. Work with Senior Management and Executive Teams to disseminate Winrock's project results and best practices to external audiences and technical leaders, positioning Winrock as a knowledge expert. Establish common project based IT platforms for global knowledge sharing. Assess possibilities for innovative uses of global knowledge, working across Program and Operations. QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND: The Director M&E/K will be thoroughly committed to Winrock's mission and vision. S/he must have extensive experience in designing and implementing applied research and evaluation in a developing country context as well as experience developing and leading technical knowledge communities. Education: Advanced degree in international development, economics/ finance, math/ statistics, science or a related field, with at least 10 years of related experience. Experience: At least 10 years related experience that includes at least 5 years of experience conducting research or M&E in a developing country; preferably in an international development context. Experience creating technical knowledge communities at the organizational level. Knowledge/ Skills: Research. Expertise in applied quantitative and qualitative research methods and evaluation included but not limited to developing research protocols, managing ethical requirements of research, sampling, etc. Experience in Winrock's key technical areas is a plus. Knowledge Management: Demonstrated competence in concepts and issues in knowledge management processes and organizational learning approaches. Experience conveying these concepts through facilitated processes and activities to technical staff. Exceptional Written and Verbal Communication Skills: Must have strong written and verbal communication skills. S/he will have experience publishing and/or drafting M&E reports and experience presenting technical content to non-technical audiences. Must also have the demonstrated ability to communicate with people at various levels both internally and externally. Microsoft experience: Expertise in using the MS office suite (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint) and SharePoint. Other Skills: Demonstrated solid analytical and leadership skills. An adept multitasker who is able to juggle competing priorities in a complex environment while ensuring quality output. A track record of professional innovation. English fluency is required, the ability to communicate in a second language is a plus. SALARY AND BENEFITS: The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits include life, disability and medical insurance; retirement; and other normal Winrock benefits. TO APPLY: Applicants should go to Jobs page at www.winrock.org to submit their application, cover letter and current resume. Position is open until filled. Candidates must not require sponsorship to work in the U.S. Winrock International is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.
****************************** *STATE-BASED CONSULTANTS NORTHERN NIGERIA
McKing Consulting Corporation, a US-based consulting firm with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is seeking to identify short-term consultants for potential assignments in northern Nigeria. These consultants will provide technical assistance to State Primary Health Care Development Agencies/ Boards where the foundation is supporting efforts to build capacity to manage and implement effective routine immunization (RI) systems through the Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) strategy. Objectives: Support the development and implementation of potential partnership agreement between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, other partners and State Government (TBD) and other development partners to improve the routine immunization system in the state of assignment, building on key elements of the PHCUOR strategy to build and sustain equitable coverage of immunization and other primary health care services in the long term. Provide day-to-day management and technical support to key state leaders (ES, SIO, DSIO, RI Focal Point) and all RI-related working group chairs at the Agency where they exist, with the aim of supporting the State team in building ongoing capacity to manage delivery of high quality immunization services. Build linkages across partners and initiatives contributing to routine immunization and health system strengthening in each state, with the goal of supporting a harmonized, one-plan approach to RI under the leadership of the State government and advancing an operational PHCUOR strategy. Activities: The consultant's assignment will initially run through December 2015. During this time, the consultant will need to be based in the state of assignment and will maintain strong linkages with the SPHCDA and State Ministry of Health on issues related to routine immunization strengthening and implementation of a strong PHCUOR strategy. The consultant will conduct regular field visits and provide regular feedback to the State Government and partners. He/She will provide a weekly work plan and activity feedback and produce a monthly report of summarized achievements and follow up actions. The assignment is generally flexible, and the consultant will be expected to respond to last minute requests for support and information. Specific activities expected for the role include: Gather necessary information and contribute to strong communication and coordination between stakeholders in the State as needed to support the development of a partnership agreement focused on routine immunization and PHCUOR, along with a high level review system to monitor implementation. Support Gates and key development partner staff as necessary to track implementation by the State of the key milestones of the partnership agreement. Help set up and participate in regular State RI Working Group meetings and contribute to operationalizing high priority activities outlined in the annual state RI work plan, providing ongoing mentoring support for tracking progress of the work plan, ensuring the engagement of all partners. Participate in regular meetings of the State Logistics Working Group to contribute to the development and implementation of strategy to revitalize the state vaccine cold chain equipment to ensure vaccine availability at the LGA and health facility satellite cold stores. Any other assignment given to the Consultant in support of the program. QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate should have 5-10 years of work experience and should be familiar with the management of public sector health services in Nigeria, particularly immunization and primary health care. Previous experience in a management, capacity-building, or mentoring role in the public, private or non-profit sector is desirable. The ability of the candidate to effectively mentor and facilitate the development of strong management and implementation capacity by the SPHCDA will be considered more heavily than the candidate's technical qualifications in immunization service delivery. Candidates should have the equivalent of a Master's level education in public health, business management, clinical medicine or other relevant field. TO APPLY: for these consultancy positions, please send a cover letter and CV to Trisha Charles-Rennie at tcharles-rennie@mcking.com.
****************************** *PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES ARLINGTON, VA
Winrock International is seeking a Program Associate 1 or 2, Ecosystem Services in Arlington, VA. The Program Associate will be responsible for assisting in the implementation of projects related to ecosystem services including climate change mitigation and adaptation in the agriculture, forestry, and other land uses (AFOLU) sector. Responsibilities will include: performing field data compilation and collection, especially in relation to forest carbon and ecosystem services valuation; analysis and synthesis of data and information on land use and forests; tracking national and international activities in related fields; document and report writing; and assisting in holding capacity building training sessions on subjects related to climate change and ecosystem services. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist in the design and implementation of programs evaluating impacts of natural resource management with specific focus on the quantification of ecosystem services from agriculture, forestry, and other land uses (AFOLU) sector. Undertake studies, surveys, geospatial and statistical analyses to assess ecosystem services impacts. Develop measuring and monitoring methods for accounting for environmental services. Participate in field assessments of environmental services and GHG accounting. Provide technical advice on best practices for natural resources management and implementation of climate change mitigation and adaptation activities. Stay abreast of emerging environmental services science and international agreements. Assist in proposal preparation and coordination, budget monitoring, and documentation. Develop technical reports and author papers on existing and emerging areas of interest to the Ecosystem Services Unit. Present complex scientific concepts to diverse non-specialist audiences. Assist in proposal preparation and coordination. This may include writing proposal text; assembling proposals; formatting documents and CVs; performing internet-based research. Translate documents and emails when necessary. Act as translator during training sessions when needed. (Formal document translation will not be required.) Other tasks as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND: Education: Master's degree in field related to Ecology, Environmental Science, or Forestry required. Experience: One year work or experience in ecosystem ecology, forestry, environmental science, or a closely related field. Applicable experience attained during graduate study can be included. Experience in Latin American countries desired. Demonstrated writing abilities essential. Demonstrated ability in data analysis, including statistical assessments essential. Demonstrated international experience strongly desired. Demonstrated ability to work with public and private funding organizations desired. Experience with informal or formal teaching or training desired. Experience with field measurement for quantification of one or more ecosystem service. Knowledge of and experience in climate change mitigation in the land use sector desired. Knowledge of international development arena desired. Other Skills/ Knowledge: Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including high proficiency in Excel, required. Proficiency with a statistical software package desired. Skills in GIS desired. Excellent organization skills essential, including ability to coordinate a variety of tasks, meet deadlines, work effectively under pressure, and work as team player. Demonstrated strong analytical capability and solving abilities required. Excellent interpersonal skills required. Other: Familiarity with a broad range of forestry and environmental issues required. English professional- level oral and written fluency required. Verbal and written fluency in Spanish required. Must be willing and able to travel without dependents to remote locations both domestically and internationally on short trips (up to a month or so). Must have valid employment status in US. TO APPLY: Please apply online at http://www.winrock.org/page/careers-winrock
****************************** *PROGRAM ASSOCIATE 2, OR SENIOR PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES ARLINGTON, VA
Winrock International is seeking a Program Associate 2 or Senior Program Associate in Arlington, VA. The Program Associate/ Senior Program Associate will be responsible for assisting in the implementation of projects related to ecosystem services including climate change mitigation and adaptation in the agriculture, forestry, and other land uses (AFOLU) sector. Responsibilities will include: performing field data compilation and collection, especially in relation to forest carbon and ecosystem services valuation; analysis and synthesis of data and information on land use and forests; tracking national and international activities in related fields; document and report writing; and assisting in holding capacity building training sessions on subjects related to climate change and ecosystem services. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist in the design and implementation of programs evaluating impacts of natural resource management with specific focus on the quantification of ecosystem services from agriculture, forestry, and other land uses (AFOLU) sector. Interpret and apply original science for use in applied setting translating the science for non-technical audiences. Provide scientific oversight to analyses, reports and discussions. Undertake studies, surveys, geospatial and statistical analyses to assess ecosystem services impacts. Develop measuring and monitoring methods for accounting for environmental services. Lead field assessments of environmental services and GHG accounting. Provide technical advice on best practices for natural resources management and implementation of climate change mitigation and adaptation activities. Stay abreast of emerging environmental services science and international agreements. Assist in proposal preparation and coordination, budget monitoring, and documentation. Develop technical reports and author papers on existing and emerging areas of interest to the Ecosystem Services Unit. Present complex scientific concepts to diverse non-specialist audiences. Assist in proposal preparation and coordination. This may include writing proposal text; assembling proposals; formatting documents and CVs; performing internet-based research. Translate documents and emails when necessary. Act as translator during training sessions when needed. (Formal document translation will not be required.) Other tasks as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND: Education: Master's degree in field related to Ecology, Environmental Science, or Forestry required, PhD desired; For Senior Program Associate level, PhD preferred. Experience: At least 2 years work or experience in ecosystem ecology, forestry, environmental science, or a closely related field. Applicable experience attained during graduate study can be included. Higher level positions will be considered based on candidate's experience. Demonstrated writing abilities essential. Demonstrated ability in data analysis, including statistical assessments essential. Demonstrated international experience strongly desired. Demonstrated ability to work with public and private funding organizations desired. Experience with informal or formal teaching or training desired. Experience with field measurement for quantification of one or more ecosystem service. Knowledge of and experience in climate change mitigation in the land use sector desired. Knowledge of international development arena desired. Other Skills/ Knowledge: Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including high proficiency in Excel, required. Proficiency with a statistical software package required. Skills in GIS desired. Excellent organization skills essential, including ability to coordinate a variety of tasks, meet deadlines, work effectively under pressure, and work as team player. Demonstrated strong analytical capability and solving abilities required. Excellent interpersonal skills required. Other: Familiarity with a broad range of forestry and environmental issues required. English professional-level oral and written fluency required. Advanced oral and written proficiency in additional language is very highly desirable. Must be willing and able to travel without dependents to remote locations both domestically and internationally on short trips (up to a month or so). Must have valid employment status in US. TO APPLY: Please apply online at http://www.winrock.org/page/careers-winrock
****************************** *INGO FORUM COORDINATOR SANA'A, YEMEN
CARE USA is looking for an International Non-government Organizations (INGO) Forum Coordinator who will support the INGO Forum elected officers (chair, vice chair, secretary and treasurer) to ensure the effective and timely flow of information between INGO Forum members and other relevant development and humanitarian actors in Yemen (i.e. UN, donors, local NGOs and government) and support Forum member organizations to strengthen their impact among their beneficiaries. Expected Travel: up to 20%; Language Requirement: English, Arabic (an advantage); Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. S/he will be required to regularly attend meetings and do some travel to areas where INGO Forum members work (expected 15% travel). The INGO Forum Coordinator is also expected to liaise between the respective national government departments and facilitate the operational issues which INGO Forum members face from time to time. Responsibilities and Tasks: Coordinates INGO Forum members having different programmatic focus, agendas and ways of working. Liaises with key international and national stakeholders to strengthen the network of contacts of INGO Forum members. Represents INGO Forum members to influential external contacts and advocates for the same cause. Manages the Forum offices. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: 3-5 years of experience in Yemen and other Middle East countries. Strong background in working with INGOs and familiarity with key humanitarian coordination forums/ mechanisms. Proven diplomacy, advocacy and coordination skills. Previous background in coordinating or managing a multi-agency consortium is ideal. Ability to work under pressure and in secure operating environment. Management and leadership experience. Excellent oral and written English communication skills. Good verbal communication, presentation and networking skills. Good research skills and academic ability. Strong personnel leadership skills, particularly mentoring skills. Please note: Candidate(s)recommended for hiring is pending upon Donor approval. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 603. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
****************************** *ASSISTANT COUNTRY DIRECTOR, PROGRAM SANA'A, YEMEN
CARE is seeking an Assistant Country Director, Program (ACD-P) to be based in Yemen who is responsible for ensuring that CARE's programs in the country of her/his assignment contribute to CARE's vision of "a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been eliminated and people live with dignity and security". Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: Arabic; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. The ACD-P is expected to provide strategic leadership in the areas of program development and implementation. A major emphasis in this position is to play a strong managerial role in ensuring that the projects are implemented fulfilling standards for quality and accountability along with delivering to the desired impacts in making a significant contribution to reducing poverty and social injustice. The ACD-P is responsible for overseeing the development of program strategies appropriate for the specific environments in which CARE works. S/he manages a team of professionals focused on the design, funding, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects (including emergency programs) that effectively address the underlying causes of poverty in line with CARE's Programming Principles. S/he must also ensure that systems and people are in place to ensure the proper management of those projects and programs. The ACD-P is responsible for overseeing the development, testing and implementation of new and innovative program approaches appropriate for the context of the CO. S/he works closely with, and is supported by the program units at regional and CARE USA HQ levels, as well as with other interested CARE International members. The ACD-P is a key member of the Country Office Senior Management Team and as such is responsible for leading and supporting CO initiatives. S/he is responsible for (along with the CD) maintaining good working relationships with host government officials, donors and other partners. S/he may be required to become Acting CD when the CD is out of the country. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree in related field. 5 years in senior management position in development field. Program Management: Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning; Demonstrated leadership and management skills in a very complex international setting; Extensive conceptual skills including development of program strategy; Demonstrated experience in program design (including proposal development), implementation and evaluation; Experience in emergency related activities. People/ Relationship Management: Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills; Ability and interest to coach and develop staff; Experience with performance management; Experience with the management of a diverse workforce; Strong representation and negotiation skills; Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments; Demonstrated cross cultural communication skills. Financial Management: Knowledge and experience with financial management as demonstrated by: Ability to manage a complex budget; Donor compliance and reporting. Information/ Knowledge Management: Ability to establish a learning culture within the CO. External Relationships/ Fundraising: Experience in successfully managing institutional partnerships with national and international NGOs. Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts. Sana'a city is located in the north-west part of Yemen and has transport facilities to all parts of the country as well as to all the other countries in the region, including Dubai which has flight connections to the rest of the world. The city has all the basic services in terms of health facilities (there are a number of good private hospitals), international schools and large super markets and shopping centers. The city has great restaurants and also few entertainment areas. The heritage culture of the old city has attracted tourists for years and it is a great place to see in Sana'a. The security situation is volatile these days but expected to improve as the country is undertaking extensive political reconciliation efforts through implementation of its National Diaque Consultation outcomes. As the security situation is still volatile and uncertain in Yemen, the whole country, including Sana'a, is considered a non-family posting, so this position is also a non-family post position for now and till the situation stabilizes in Yemen. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 460. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
****************************** *PROPOSALS, STEWARDSHIP AND INFORMATION DEVELOPMENT WRITER ATLANTA, GA
CARE USA is looking for a Proposals, Stewardship and Information (PSI) Development Writer support CARE's fundraising efforts by gathering, writing and editing content (human interest stories, dollar handles, donor letters and communications, unrestricted fundraising appeals, emergency updates, etc.) that will result in optimal financial support for and understanding of CARE's work. On occasion, will also support the work of the PSI writer/ researchers by writing and/or supporting the production of restricted proposals and reports, primarily for individual and corporate donors. For Direct Response, the development writers will review mailings and appeals for accuracy and programmatic alignment. The writers will submit articles, features and raw content to the web team upon request to meet content needs. The development writer will also contribute to the creation and dissemination of communications related to fundraising priorities, such as factsheets. Together with the writer/ researchers, the development writers act as interpreters and analysts, gathering a wide array of information on CARE's programs worldwide and turning this information into donor- ready fundraising and information products. The development writer will also oversee CARE's annual human interest story contest, which annually generates raw materials for multiple fundraising and marketing efforts. A successful development writer will have strong writing skills, proven ability to work under pressure, and a broad knowledge of international development issues. Responsibilities and Tasks: Development Communications and other Writing/ Research Assignments; Collection and Dissemination of raw program content; Support restricted proposal and report development, primarily for individual and corporate donors. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree (International affairs, liberal arts or technical area). 1-2 years of professional writing experience or equivalent. Project management skills. Negotiating skills. Superior writing and research skills. Grants-writing proficiency. Proficiency in online databases and research tools. Conceptual knowledge of relief and development programming. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 604. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
****************************** *TEMPORARY RECRUITER WASHINGTON, DC
FHI 360 seeks a Temporary Recruiter for an estimated 4-5 month period who will provide support to a range of US based and global clients. He/She will report directly to the Director of Recruiting. Collaborate with hiring managers, management and recruitment team to plan and implement effective recruiting strategies for high need to fill positions. Source and screen candidates efficiently and effectively. Manage the beginning to end of the recruitment process for assigned business units. Ensure all documentation and required information is entered into the iCIMS Recruiting Management System (RMS). Establish recruiting requirements by studying organization plans and objectives and meeting with managers to discuss needs. Determine applicant qualifications by interviewing applicants; analyzing responses; verifying references; comparing qualifications to job requirements. Build applicant pools/ sources by researching and contacting colleges, community agencies, employment agencies, recruiters, and conducting searches on internet and social media sites. Provide organization information, opportunities, and benefits to candidates; make presentations; build and maintain rapport with external clients. Improve organization attractiveness by recommending new policies and practices; monitoring job offers and compensation practices; emphasizing benefits and perks. Report key metrics for measuring and predicting staffing activities. Participate in client meetings and business strategy sessions to improve and build upon recruitment processes and creates innovative approaches to attract top quality talent. Identify the best mix of resources among use of job boards, web searches, referrals and industry sources to find candidates. Develop position specific screening questionnaires for team to use, revises job descriptions and prepares advertisements. Manage candidates through the entire interview process from initial contact to hire date with organization. Guide hiring managers on staffing and recruitment policies and procedures ensuring compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and employment laws. Serve as a liaison between recruiting management and hiring managers. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree or its international equivalent in human resource management, business administration, communications, or a related field. A minimum of 5 years of experience with staffing/ recruitment activities and practices. Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with recruitment activities and staffing functions. Strong knowledge of federal and state employment laws. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Working experience with iCIMS applicant tracking system preferred. Prior work experience in a non- governmental organization (NGO) preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent problem solving and project management skills. Ability to work well with others and meet deadlines. Ability to analyze data and prepare reports. Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff. Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English. This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. TO APPLY: Please visit FHI 360's Career Center at at https://jobs- fhi360.icims.com/jobs for a list of all open positions. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.
****************************** *IDIQ MANAGER WASHINGTON, DC OR ASIA
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Department Overview: Pact is recruiting an IDIQ Manager for an anticipated USAID Asia Regional Support Services for Local Solutions project. The project will support more strategic, systematic and measurable approaches to organizational capacity development in Asia with the goal of realizing increased leadership by local partners in determining development priorities and delivering effective localized responses. The project will support USAID's local implementing partners and stakeholders with a goal of strengthening their ability to perform, sustain, and self-renew in ways that further development outcomes in their societies. The position is contingent upon award. Position Purpose: The IDIQ Manager will serve as the principal IDIQ institutional liaison to USAID, oversee effective management of task orders, and provide technical leadership to the project. Key Responsibilities: The IDIQ Manager will: Oversee and ensure rapid mobilization of resources to respond promptly to fulfill task order requirements; Liaise with USAID and other stakeholders; Ensure the program achieves agreed-upon results in close collaboration with US-based project management and financial teams; Oversee the development and implementation of program planning, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting activities; Oversee management and communication with the project team partners; and Ensure effective application of internal controls, USG, and Pact policies and procedures. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrated experience in institutional capacity development, including high-level strategic visioning and leadership. Experience working effectively with local civil society organizations, host country government counterparts, the USG, and/or other international development partners. Proven leadership in the design, project management, implementation and evaluation of similar-sized and technically focused international-donor supported programs. Demonstrated skills in strategic planning, management and supervision and budgeting. Demonstrated experience managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions. Demonstrated experience in managing donor funded/ supported development programs. Strong written and oral communication skills; and Fluency in English. Preferred Qualifications: Minimum 5 years of experience managing international development programs, preferably managing capacity development and civil society programs; Experience working with local capacity development service providers in the Asia region; Master's degree in political science, public policy, or relevant field; and Experience working in South and Southeast Asia. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0035. 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.
****************************** *NATIONAL LEVEL TECHNICAL ADVISOR (LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY) JAKARTA
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Department Overview: Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Indonesia DERAP Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization's ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise. Position Purpose: Pact is seeking a National Level Technical Advisor (NLTA) for the Indonesia DERAP (Delivering Expanded Resources for AIDS Programming) Project, a USAID-funded HIV/AIDS prevention and care program for key populations in Indonesia. The NLTA will be responsible for technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the use of sound epidemiological data analysis to strengthen HIV/AIDS services, particularly the strategic scale-up of ART treatment. S/he will play a lead role in analyzing and interpreting existing HIV/AIDS/STI surveillance data to assist the MOH in planning and allocation of resources, and to build the MOH's technical capacity in the use of serological surveillance data. S/he will also assist the MOH to review routine data on ART implementation to monitor program performance and make necessary adjustments. As Pact's full-time technical advisor, s/he will also play an additional coordinating role for Pact's technical support activities to the project and liaise closely with the global health technical team. The NLTA will have dual reporting responsibilities to the DERAP Chief of Party and to Pact's headquarters office in Washington, DC. Key Responsibilities: Provide technical expertise to the MOH and other national-level partners in the analysis and interpretation of epidemiological data from IBBS, size estimation, mapping, and other existing HIV/AIDS/STI surveillance data. Assist to prepare and/or review IBBS and other data reports, presentations, and/or resources to describe data analysis findings. Advise the MOH on the use of survey findings in planning and allocation of resources for HIV/AIDS services, with emphasis on expansion of ART treatment under the SUFA (Strategic Use of Anti-retrovirals) Initiative. Support and build the MOH's technical capacity in use of surveillance data for program decision-making, including on-the-job training and coaching of the MOH Surveillance Advisor. Assist the MOH to routinely monitor and report the results of the SUFA initiative at the district and national levels. Participate in and contribute to relevant national technical working groups at the MOH (e.g., ART/SUFA, IBBS, Strategic Information, etc.). Advise the MOH on strategies for improving the performance of the health system, particularly for SUFA implementation and scale-up, by assessing needs and developing concrete actions for (a) strengthening human resources for health (pre-service training for new health workers); (b) developing or strengthening the capacity of District Health Offices to implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) for routine supportive supervision of SUFA sites; and/or (c) improving supply chain management. Support the implementation of relevant operational research as necessary for strategic information required to ensure success of SUFA implementation. Contribute to DERAP project reporting, including writing narrative updates and preparing technical analyses/ tracking of project indicators, for USAID, MOH and other key stakeholders. Working closely with Pact's backstopping team for DERAP, support the local coordination of Pact's technical assistance to address identified program areas of need (e.g., stigma and discrimination, GBV), and mobilize needed Pact staff resources for planning and project review in collaboration with the DERAP COP. Report regularly on progress of activities to Pact's backstopping team. Perform other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Master Degree in Public Health, Health Sciences with at least 5 years relevant experience in HIV/AIDS programs. Strong background in working in HIV/AIDS/health projects with a particular emphasis on monitoring and evaluation and/or epidemiology. Experience in preparation of quantitative survey/ research findings for dissemination among government, NGO and other stakeholders. Demonstrated understanding of routine health information systems, interpretation and use of surveillance data for program planning. Experience in working effectively with government and non-government partners. Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with national and international staff, and maintain excellent working relationships with partners. Literacy with MS Office and statistical packages. Strong oral and written communication skills. Fluency in English and Indonesian. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in design, implementation and analysis of HIV/AIDS/STI surveillance surveys. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0029. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY / HOUSEHOLD ECONOMIC STRENGTHENING DIRECTOR KINSHASA, DRC
Pact is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party/ Household Economic Strengthening Director. This position is contingent based on contract award. Position summary: The Economic Strengthening/ Livelihood Specialist will provide technical leadership to the development of strategies, guidelines and manuals, and rolling out of these to ensure that community members and households caring for vulnerable children have increased and ongoing capacity to meet their basic needs. The post holder will lead the design, planning and implementation of technical interventions to improve household livelihood and asset base to meet basic needs of children and support self-reliance. In order to improve the enabling environment in the country, the position holder will network, share and coordinate with all stakeholders of in the DRC including micro and small enterprise development agency, microfinance institutions, Cooperative Agencies, and other government units. He/She will ensure that the OVC Project interventions are performed as planned and to bring about the desired impact through monitoring, evaluation, research and documenting lessons learned. The position will be based in Kinshasa. Specific duties and responsibilities: Leads the development of strategies, approaches, systems and guidelines to ensure that households caring for highly vulnerable children have increased capacity to meet the basic needs of children and supports self-reliance. Defines and executes economic strengthening models, standards, elaborates steps to meet the standards, and mobilizes support. Defines and executes economic strengthening monitoring systems and development of tools to track progresses. Advises the project leadership consortium partners issues related to livelihood improvement/ economic strengthening for better decision making. Meets and works with policy makers such as government officials to facilitate better understanding and coordination among the actors in improving policy environment for Livelihood improvement for highly vulnerable families and children including the development of microenterprise development strategy. Takes a leading role in the organization of national and international level workshops on economic strengthening related areas. Organizes and facilitates presentations, reports and other documentation on related training events and field program operations. Ensures that implementation of field programs proceeds according to approved plans and in accordance with set standards and guidelines. Liaises and coordinates with Pact country and home office technical specialists and program team for integration, synergy and technical support. Works with Project Results and Measurement team to undertake project to identify indicators, conduct baseline studies, annual reviews, midterm assessments and final evaluations. Reviews project assessment reports, compiles and shares lessons for further improvement and for future considerations. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in child development, social work, social sciences or related field. At least 10 years of experience in the design, management, monitoring, and evaluation of comprehensive, community-based OVC programming, social services system strengthening, and household economic strengthening. Demonstrated leadership, strategic planning, and technical skills in programming for orphans and vulnerable children with a focus on improving children's health, nutrition, education, protection, psychosocial well-being, and care as well as addressing household economic and food security. At least 7 years of demonstrated experience in household economic strengthening interventions. Three years of mid-to-senior level experience in developing, implementing, managing and evaluating programs for children infected or affected by HIV, with particular experience in child and youth development programs (e.g. OVC, Early Childhood Development, adolescent reproductive health, etc.). TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0027. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *CONFLICT SENSITIVITY ADVISOR JUBA
Pact is seeking a Conflict Sensitivity Advisor in response to the 2015 OFDA-funding South Sudan Livelihoods Annual Program Statement (APS). The objective of this APS is to improve livelihoods and promote recovery and resilience for the regions of South Sudan most affected by conflict, and create an environment where long-term peace and stability activities can encourage positive inter-communal and intra-communal interactions. Activities under this APS will support infrastructure rehabilitation, economic opportunity, livelihood and WASH while addressing the cross-cutting themes of gender analysis and mainstreaming, disaster risk reduction, land tenure, and youth. The Conflict Sensitivity Advisor will be based in Juba and expected to manage a number of overlapping activities in support of various cross-cutting themes. The CS Advisor will report to the Program Chief of Party as well as Pact's Country Director. The CS Advisor will be expected to design and manage the implementation and integration of a CS program in three counties in South Sudan. Impart skills to foster increased socialization between and among various clans, IDP's and host communities. Promote initiatives to engender trust and confidence among community members. Furthermore the CS Advisor will enhance citizens' participation to improve service delivery. Responsibilities include: Integration of Conflict Sensitivity through all project objectives: Coordinate with the Project COP and other program managers to ensure the integration of CS across all pillars of the project including design, implementation and evaluation phases. Production of conflict sensitivity materials for staff/partners: Develop conflict sensitivity training materials for staff and partners, as well as for use by peace committees. Additionally, develop outreach materials targeting community members (posters, illustrations, etc.) that reflect what committees are being trained on, are used to sensitize community members during outreach activities, and are in keeping with best practices. Design and facilitate training and TOTs: Working in close collaboration with program managers across the project, design and facilitate trainings targeting various committees on conflict sensitivity approaches and implementation. Project Management: Track project deliverable, manage project work-plan and ensure that staff are balancing workloads to allow for efficient implementation of the project's activities. Capacity Development: Build the capacity of staff across the project to manage activities at the state and county level. Additionally, build the capacity of peace committees to effectively integrate conflict sensitivity into project implementation. Selection of peace actors and community participants: Ensure the selection of peace actors for peace committees and participants at the community level is carried out in a conflict sensitive manner, and equally engages different ethnic groups (where applicable), women, youth, men, disabled, displaced, etc. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum BA, Master's preferred in international development, conflict studies, peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance or related field. Minimum 5 years working in emergency situations or post-conflict countries, with experience in South Sudan preferred. Experience integrating peacebuilding and conflict sensitivity with Livelihoods, WASH, Economic Opportunity and Infrastructure programs. Minimum 3 years of project management experience. Experience integrating M&E into program implementation. Excellent English proficiency, both spoken and written. Proven experience developing and facilitating trainings at the county level. Strong mentoring skills. Ability to collaborate and communicate across departments/ organizations. Experience in/understanding of the basic principles of advocacy. Competencies: Ability to work successfully in high stress/ post-conflict environments. Strong decision-making skills. Ability to plan complex activities in short time frames. Excellent interpersonal skills. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0023. 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.
****************************** *HUMAN RESOURCES COORDINATOR JUBA, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN
IMA World Health is seeking a Human Resources Coordinator in Juba. With a mission to restore health and healing to those most in need, IMA World Health is a non-profit, faith-based organization that offers extensive expertise in health systems strengthening as well as neglected tropical diseases, malaria, HIV, non-communicable diseases, and sexual and gender based violence programs in some of the most challenging and post- conflict settings throughout Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. In conjunction with the Human Resources Manager, executes human resources policies and activities. Coordinates specific areas of the HR function such as staff recruitment, hiring, benefit administration, and support of all human resource functions. Responsibilities: Employee Administration: Interface with staff members and consultants to provide excellent human resource support as needed. Administers new hire processing including updating new hire orientation materials, distributing new hire packets, and coordinating with other departments in preparation of the new hire's arrival. Helps conduct new hire orientation in coordination with the hiring manager. Assists new hires with benefits enrollment and ensures related information is reflected on a timely basis in the employee database and in payroll. Manages the employee database by inputting and updating employee data, and preparing various queries and reports. Prepares standard and ad hoc HR reports to track changes, demonstrate trends, and update management. Assists with salary administration and the processing of salary actions. Maintains up-to- date employee and departmental files. Provides basic clarification and information about employee policies; responds to and/or refers employees' queries as appropriate. Prepares employment verification letters. Monitors staff travel to ensure travelers are briefed on security issues and have proper identification and introduction papers. Benefits: Administers employee leave. Maintains the employee benefits administrator/ carrier and related HR databases. Assists employees with benefits enrollments, changes, and responds to general benefits-related questions. Processes benefits invoices. Prepares census reports for insurance coverage. Provides administrative support for yearly open enrollment for employees. Recruitment: Researches appropriate job posting sites and posts job advertisements. Sets up interview appointments and schedules. Processes recruitment and job advertisement invoices for payment and tracks recruiting costs. Advises interviewed candidates of the status of their applications. Customer Service: Responds promptly to employees' inquiries regarding HR related matters on employee policies and procedures. Provides feedback to HR management on employee concerns and issues. Provides administrative support to the HR staff as requested. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's or equivalent degree/ experience preferred with minimum 2 years in HR, including new hire processing, compensation and benefits administration, and HR database management. Will consider 3 to 4 years' experience in lieu of degree. Familiarity with South Sudan Labour Law and practices is required. Demonstrated working ability with databases; previous experience with HRIS highly desirable; strong computer skills and proficient in MS Office Suite (including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint). Familiarity with Google Apps (Google Drive, Gmail, etc.) is desirable. Excellent interpersonal, communication and diplomacy skills; the ability to interact effectively in person and in writing with people of various professional and cultural backgrounds; prior exposure to a diverse, multi-cultural work environment desirable. Good organizational and planning skills and a keen attention to detail; the ability to effectively multi-task and manage a broad spectrum of responsibilities. High level of professionalism, especially in maintaining discretion in confidential situations. Flexible, proactive and open-minded work style; ability to work productively in a team as well as independently, and the ability to problem solve creatively. TO APPLY: Apply Online at https://imaworldhealth.applicantpro.com/jobs/199525.html. Application Deadline: April 16, 2015.
****************************** *MONITORING AND EVALUATION EXPERT, CDCS MONITORING AND EVALUATION SUPPORT INDONESIA
MSI is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Expert who is the primary subject matter expert for performance management and evaluation tasks. The M&E Expert is responsible for planning and coordinating evaluations and technical assistance tasks, as well as managing the performance management system, and providing technical expertise for performance management training. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in international development, statistics, monitoring and evaluation methodologies, or a related field. Minimum seven (7) years of experience monitoring and evaluating international development, social welfare, health, and/or education projects. Experience in Indonesia required, native proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia required. Demonstrated experience in performance monitoring, assessing and tracking data quality, data management, and/or training in performance management topics. Demonstrated experience in evaluation methodology, experimental design, statistical analysis, sampling methodology and/or data collection and analysis. Demonstrated experience conducting primary data collection. Experience building organizational capacity in monitoring and evaluation and/or training individuals in monitoring and evaluation preferred. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY, CDCS MONITORING AND EVALUATION SUPPORT INDONESIA
MSI is seeking a Chief of Party who will be responsible for overall project management, quality and timeliness of deliverables, external representation, and coordination with USAID COR. The COP is responsible for establishing an office in Jakarta, recruiting Core Staff, and establishing a network of qualified professionals to serve as short term technical advisors. The COP provides strategic vision for managing the Components and Tasks and will oversee project activities to ensure quality work and compliance with contractual obligations and results. The COP is responsible for the quality and performance of work that is sub-contracted to other partners. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in international development, strategic planning, project design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation methodologies, or a related field. Minimum seven (7) years of experience managing and/or evaluating international development projects. Demonstrated experience leading teams and/or managing an office with a diverse staff. Demonstrated experience in performance monitoring, tracking data quality, data management, and/or training in performance management topics. Demonstrated experience in evaluation methodology, statistical analysis, experimental design, and/or data collection and analysis. Experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders, including donor/ development organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, and project beneficiaries. Experience building organizational capacity in monitoring and evaluation and/or training individuals in monitoring and evaluation. Familiarity with the USAID Automated Directive System (ADS), in particular the 200 series, and knowledge of development trends required. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com
****************************** *BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER UNITED STATES
Adventist Development & Relief has posted an opening for a Business Development Manager who leads proposal development on large and complex opportunities within the Business Development Unit. REQUIRES: Master's degree (MA/MS) in a relevant technical area. 5 years of related experience or combination of formal education/ training and experience. Experience leading large proposal teams for multi-million dollar funding opportunities. Experience negotiating roles in partnerships, consortia and strategic alliances. For more information and to apply got to www.jobs- adra.icims.com/jobs/intro. Vacancy no: 345.
****************************** *PROGRAM COORDINATOR, GLOBAL INVESTMENTS WASHINGTON, DC
Accion has posted an opening for a Program Coordinator to be an integral member of Accion's impact investments team providing administrative and operational support to keep these high-performing teams running effectively. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree required preferably in Business, Economics, Finance or a related field. Up to two years administrative support experience from past internships/ jobs preferred. Proficiency in Spanish, or other languages in our focus regions is a plus. Knowledge of financial inclusion and/or impact investing industry a plus. For more information and to apply visit www.jobs-accion.icims.com/jobs/intro. Vacancy no: 2015-1533
****************************** *CHIEF TECHNICAL ADVISOR DHAKA, BANGLADESH
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted an opening for a Chief Technical Advisor (D-1) in Dhaka. Duties: lead capacity development and policy advisory support for establishing multi-stakeholder mechanisms for the review, design and monitoring of national cross-sectoral, sectoral and sub-sectoral policies, programmes and investment plans related to food security and nutrition; supervise the delivery of the project's capacity development and policy advice to the government of Bangladesh and other stakeholders including civil society and the private sector. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics or other field related to food security and nutrition with training in economic analysis of policies and programmes. Extensive experience in the fields of agricultural and rural development, food security and nutrition and demonstrated professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Demonstrated skills and experience in managing for results, supervising and networking including working experience in a developing country context. TO APPLY: visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete the on-line application. Closing date: 3/26/15. Vacancy no: IRC2646
****************************** *CHIEF, AMERICA LIAISON OFFICE WASHINGTON, DC
The International Fund for Agricultural Development seeks a Chief, America Liaison Office (P-5) in Washington, DC. The Chief, ALO, manages the work of the Liaison Office and is responsible for day-to-day management and implementation of the programmatic and operational activities of IFAD Liaison Office. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree from an accredited institution in Economics, Political Sciences, Public Policy, Public Administration, Development Studies or related field. At least 10 years progressively responsible experience in providing strategic policy advisory services and relationships building with progressively responsible supervisory/ team leader experience is required. Successful track record in establishing, building and managing partnerships with various stakeholders in the Region and beyond. Knowledge of development finance systems of donor countries in the Region. TO APPLY: Applicants should send an IFAD personal history form to vacancy@ifad.org. Closing date: 3/28/15. Vacancy no: 1349
****************************** UNITED NATIONS EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC, AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION
The United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization is seeking applicants for the following positions. TO APPLY: Candidates wishing to apply for this post should do so through the following website: http://www.unesco.org/employment.
*PROGRAMME SPECIALIST, SOCIAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES MONTEVIDEO
A Programme Specialist, Social and Human Sciences (P-4) is sought in Montevideo. The incumbent will be the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Advisor for Social and Human Sciences programmes and will be responsible for the programing, management, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the UNESCO programmes related to these areas. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent degree) in the field of social and human sciences, or a related discipline. A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in the field of social and human sciences, of which at least 3 years acquired at the international level. Work experience in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Experience in management of social transformations, social inclusion, intercultural dialogue or youth. Proven experience in one of the following fields: planning, policy development, research in social sciences or evaluation. Experience in developing and implementing programmes/ projects. Closing date: 4/27/15. Vacancy no: 3UYSHS 0004RP
*ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-GENERAL FOR AFRICA DEPARTMENT PARIS
The Assistant Director-General for Africa Department is responsible for providing intellectual leadership and strategic vision for the Africa Department in line with the Organization's Medium-Term Strategy for 2014-2021 (37 C/4) document and for the overall implementation of the Operational Strategy for Priority Africa for 2014-2021 and its six multidisciplinary flagship progammes as detailed in the approved Programme and Budget for 2014-2017 (37 C/5) document and for ensuring and enhancing UNESCO's action and visibility in Africa. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree or equivalent professional experience in a discipline related to UNESCO's mandate. Extensive and relevant professional experience in senior leadership/ executive positions in areas directly related to UNESCO's Africa Department Programme, including assignments at the regional and/or international levels. Several years of exposure to the requirements of international and inter-governmental cooperation, preferably within the United Nations system context. Closing date: 4/25/15. Vacancy no: AFR 001
****************************** UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
*PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER NEW YORK
A Programme Management Officer (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Participates in providing close support to country-based partners in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/ projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/ project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics, social sciences, evaluation, research methods or a related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required. Experience in monitoring and evaluation of peacebuilding or humanitarian interventions is desired. Experience in management of peacebuilding programmes/ projects or related area is desired. Closing date: 4/28/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM-PBSO-39289-R-NEW YORK (X)
*PRINCIPAL COORDINATION OFFICER PARIS
A Principal Coordination Officer (D-1) is sought in Paris. Duties: Provide strategic guidance and technical support on the development and operationalization of the 10YFP. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in economic, social development, sustainable development, public policies and/or environmental studies. Fifteen years work experience in the area of environment and sustainable development, out of which at least ten years should be at the international level, and including 5 years on sustainable consumption and production or closely related issues. Familiarity with the SCP policies, development policies and policy integration processes requested, as is experience on working on the economy-environment policy interface in both developed and developing country contexts. Closing date: 4/27/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM-UNEP- 40741-R-PARIS (X)
****************************** *FIELD PROGRAMME SUPPORT OFFICER DAMASCUS
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency has posted an opening for a Field Programme Support Officer (P-4) in Damascus. The Field Programme Support Officer reports directly to Deputy Director of UNRWA Affairs (DDUA) and is responsible for supporting and coordinating programme and project planning processes within the Syria Field. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree from an accredited educational institution in programme management, public or business administration, social sciences, or any related subject. A minimum of eight years' experience in programme or project management, including a minimum of four years international experience, outside one's home country, at a senior level. Sound knowledge of results-based management of humanitarian and development assistance programmes, as well as monitoring and evaluation. Excellent command of written and spoken English. TO APPLY: Applicants are invited to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a completed UN Personal History Form (PHF). The PHF is available in PDF or MS WORD Format and can therefore be down-loaded or printed out. Completed PHF's and CV's can be sent by: email to: unrwa-ahr@unrwa.org or fax to: (+972 8) 677 7694 mail to: Head Recruitment Section, UNRWA/HQ Gaza via UNRWA HQ Amman, PO Box 140157, Amman 11814, Jordan. Closing date: 4/1/15. Vacancy no: 15-FO-SA-11
****************************** *DIRECTOR OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM NEW YORK CITY, NY
The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) is an international non-profit organization specializing in the field of transitional justice. ICTJ works to help societies in transition address legacies of massive human rights violations and build civic trust in state institutions as protectors of human rights. JOB DESCRIPTION: The position description is a guide to the critical duties and essential functions of the job, not an all- inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands and work environment conditions. Position descriptions are reviewed and revised to meet ICTJ's changing needs, at the sole discretion of management. PRIMARY FUNCTION/ PURPOSE: This position is responsible for designing, developing and ensuring the implementation of ICTJ's Criminal Justice program, which focuses on supporting and strengthening national capacities to investigate, prosecute and try international and/or serious crimes. The Director of the Criminal Justice program will report to the Director of Programs and will be responsible for supervising and managing other ICTJ Criminal Justice staff and consultants. The Director of the Criminal Justice Program will be expected to travel, as necessary, to various countries where ICTJ is engaged, both to ensure the highest quality of our work in support of domestic prosecutions of international/ serious crimes and to provide direct technical assistance to stakeholders. S/he will work closely with ICTJ's Heads of country office and other Thematic Directors to ensure strong coordination in advancing the work. S/he will assist in the development of research and the dissemination of knowledge on criminal and transitional justice issues, especially which result from work in the field. S/he will ensure that information and analysis generated by ICTJ's Criminal Justice program is not only shared throughout the organization, but also disseminated externally so as to impact the field as a whole. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Program: Conceptualize and design the work plans of ICTJ's Criminal Justice program in collaboration with pertinent staff and ensure their effective implementation and monitoring. Work closely with ICTJ's country offices, national judicial and prosecutorial authorities and civil society groups in identifying priorities, and support implementation of approved actions. Manage the Criminal Justice program, including advising and liaising with other thematic programs to create - in close coordination with ICTJ in-country programs - opportunities to strengthen domestic justice systems for the prosecution of international and/or serious crimes. Conduct needs assessments and provide technical assistance in support of competent national authorities to advance the prosecution of international and/or serious crimes, and strengthen civil society actors who work on criminal justice issues in transitional contexts. Respond to requests from other ICTJ programs and units to enhance criminal justice-related information, recommendations, etc. in their work. This may require research, analysis, and collaborative drafting. Influence governmental and multilateral organizations to adopt appropriate policy or actions to strengthen domestic jurisdictions for the criminal prosecution of international and/or serious crimes. Follow developments in transitional justice and related criminal justice initiatives in specific contexts, as requested. In conjunction with the country head and/or Deputy Program Director, develop and maintain relevant in-country contacts with partner organizations, donors and policy-makers. Contribute to the overall work of ICTJ as a team player with professionalism, integrity and commitment, and participate in other ICTJ program activities, including assessment missions, evaluations, etc., as requested. Writing and Research: Develop, supervise and provide quality control for all publications initiated by the Criminal Justice Program. Review and ensure high quality standard for related written products initiated by country offices. This may include commissioned expert papers; operational manuals; educational modules for ICTJ programs; reporting documents; thought pieces; etc. Work with the ICTJ's Research Unit to help develop criminal justice related projects. Perform research and writing tasks to critically analyze criminal and transitional justice interventions and approaches, including both theoretical and comparative research and writing for ICTJ publications, as agreed in work plan, with time earmarked for this purpose. Management: Ensure effective implementation and management of criminal justice projects, including monitoring and evaluation, as defined in ICTJ's DME plan. Oversee all administrative aspects of the Criminal Justice program, including timely internal reporting, donor narrative and review of financial reporting. Lead the selection, evaluation and other personnel matters involving the Criminal Justice program staff and consultants. Manage the allocation of resources for the Criminal Justice program, contribute to development of the program's budget and monitor expenditures. Represent the Criminal Justice program in ICTJ's management structures. Fundraising: With the support of the ICTJ's Development Department, conduct fundraising activities for the Program and maintain contacts with relevant donors. With the support of ICTJ's Development Department, draft grant applications and grant reports on criminal justice-related activities for ICTJ donors. Participate in formulating other proposals and in the discussion of proposed new activities, as requested. Networking and Outreach: Develop partnerships and effective communication with local civil society, government institutions, peer international NGOs, donor countries and foundations, and international stakeholders with a view to strengthening pertinent local and international advocacy. In close coordination with ICTJ Communication Unit, conduct media work on main criminal justice themes, including interviews and op-eds, subject to internal approval processes. Work and liaise with international and domestic justice professionals. Develop and maintain good working relationships with justice institutions, civil society organizations and victims groups. Represent the ICTJ Criminal Justice program externally. POSITION SCOPE: Duties involve a wide variety of complex, changing situations, requiring a high degree of conceptual ingenuity and initiative. The Director of the Criminal Justice program is required to have extensive and authoritative knowledge of criminal law, human rights and international criminal law, as well as demonstrated practical experience with the same. Incumbent must be able to envisage policies and practices to advance the investigation and prosecution of international and/or serious crimes in national jurisdictions challenged by legacies of gross human rights violations. The incumbent will also help drive the process of increasing ICTJ's status as a learning organization and the leading international transitional justice organization. PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITY: Designs, coordinates and executes a program and oversees components performed by others within ICTJ or by outside consultants, agencies, etc. FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: Develops budgets for specific projects under her/his charge, as needed. CONTACTS: Reports to the Director of Programs; regularly interacts with other management staff, thematic program directors and heads of country programs to present and discuss work plans and priorities, and coordinate implementation. Incumbent also has contacts with grantees, funders, outside agencies, consultants, vendors and other business-related outside parties, all of which have a major impact on the image, reputation and operational well-being of the ICTJ. SUPERVISION: Supervise program staff, consultants and technical experts, and contributes to decisions regarding their selection. Perform their evaluation. POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Education: A degree in Law is required. A post-graduate degree in criminal law, international law, human rights or comparative law is highly desirable. Experience: Ten years or more of relevant experience in national and/or international settings, with a demonstrated commitment to the field. Related Skills or Knowledge: A clear understanding of the practical and technical challenges of national prosecutions in post repression and post-conflict settings; Ability to understand political and technical barriers to domestic investigations and provide effective technical advice; Experience working in the field in relevant circumstances either as part of a national justice system (prosecutor, judge or other legal official), or experience working in a national context dealing with human rights violations/ serious crimes, or otherwise providing technical assistance in a related circumstance is highly desirable; generalist knowledge of transitional justice and/or experience is desirable; Experience in project and staff management; Ability to liaise effectively with civil society and victims' organizations; Must possess strong analytical and drafting skills; Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required, including public speaking experience; Proficiency in French, Spanish or Arabic is highly desirable; Proficient with the use of computers, including MS Office Applications; Willingness to engage in substantial international travel; Good team leader and team player; Ability to multi-task, work quickly under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines; A good sense of humor is a plus. WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMAND: International travel will be required (25-30% of time). 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. LOCATION: Position is located in New York City. HOW TO APPLY: Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@ictj.org (include DIR-CJ in the subject line); or by fax to 646 786 3434. Position open until filled. The ICTJ is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse and internationally representative staff.
****************************** *STATE COORDINATOR EASTERN EQUATORIA EASTERN EQUATORIA, SOUTH SUDAN
The December clashes in Juba quickly spread across the country, claiming thousands of lives. An estimated 708,900 people have been reported as internally displaced. As of 10 March, about 75,300 of them had sought refuge in United Nations (UN) bases. According to UNOCHA's 10 March 2014 situation report, an estimated 214,904 people have sought refuge in neighboring countries. The UN as well as organizations working across the country note that thousands more may still be hiding in the bush. The States most affected by the fighting are Unity, Upper Nile, Jonglei, Eastern and Central Equatoria. CARE has had a long term presence in each of the 3 States that are currently still in conflict and has shifted gear from long term development and recovery programming to immediate humanitarian programming in response to the huge needs. CARE largest program is in Unity, followed by Jonglei and the smallest program is in Upper Nile. Our main intervention sectors are in Health, Livelihoods, Nutrition and WASH. Over the next 6-12 months we expect to be primarily focused on humanitarian response, followed by hopefully recovery and development programming in 2015 if the situation allows. CARE is looking for a State Coordinator who will aim to ensure high quality implementation of CARE's program in Eastern Equatoria State in the most effective manner possible, in particular to make every effort to ensure that the Program objectives/ outputs are achieved according to the work plan, the donors' requirement and within the contracted project period. The main responsibilities for the post are: Project design & implementation; Program support & security; Contract and financial management; Personnel management; External relations. QUALIFICATIONS (Know- How): Minimum relevant Master's degree or graduate with significant relevant experience. At least 7 years' experience working in conflict/ post conflict context, preferably in Africa. At least 4 years' experience in a program management setting, with demonstrated experience in line managing staff. Experience in managing a program of similar size/ complexity. Demonstrated experience in gender analysis and women's empowerment. Demonstrated experience in humanitarian programming in conflict environments. Strong understanding of humanitarian accountability and M&E. Demonstrated experience in program assessments, problem analysis and program design. Demonstrated experience working within insecure environments. Team player, who is able to develop strong collaborative relations across the organization, in both the program and program support departments. Strong advisory skills and proven ability to support field teams to improving the quality of programming. Strong gender and conflict analysis skills, and the ability to articulate and design programs using rights based approach. Preferably the incumbent also has a strong grasp of CARE's Unifying Framework for understanding the underlying causes of poverty and vulnerability. Proven budgeting and financial management skills. Ability to develop and articulate program ideas related to Peace building, governance and civil society. Demonstrated ability to advise and coach field staff. Ability to work and live under difficult conditions. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 598. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
****************************** *PROJECT DIRECTOR, STEVENS VIRTUAL EXCHANGE INITIATIVE WASHINGTON, DC
The Eurasia Foundation seeks a Project Director for the Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative, a multilateral public-private partnership that will strengthen engagement between young people in the Middle East and North Africa and in the United States as a lasting tribute to the legacy of Ambassador Chris Stevens. Job Type: Full-time (contingent on funding). The Stevens Initiative will use technology and online tools to achieve the largest-ever increase in people-to-people educational exchanges between the United States and the Middle East and North Africa. Through intensive, structured online engagements between youth at various education levels, the Stevens Initiative will equip more than one million youth with the skills and capacities they need to succeed in the 21st century and lessen the potential for global misunderstanding. DUTIES: Provide strategic oversight for all Stevens Initiative activities (programmatic support, research and evaluation and coordination of partnerships and major stakeholders). Serve as primary point of contact to USG and other Stevens Initiative donors. Expand and coordinate partnerships with the private sector, civil society, academia and foundations. Ensure fiscal management in accordance with applicable federal regulations. Launch and oversee an open grant competition to support virtual exchange programming. Oversee a comprehensive evaluation strategy to identify existing and track emerging best practices for virtual exchange. Oversee all communications, outreach and marketing activities to promote the Stevens Initiative. Supervise staff; providing professional development and coaching to achieve program objectives and goals. Oversee reporting to donors; ensure compliance with all financial and reporting requirements. QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of 10 years of experience managing and implementing complex youth education and engagement programs. At least 5 years of experience managing and implementing programs in the Middle East and North Africa. A master's degree in international development studies, education or related field. Strong understanding of USG grant regulations; experience implementing programs funded by the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Experience working and collaborating with diverse stakeholders including foreign governments, private sector, educational institutions and civil society groups. Experience with international exchanges; understanding of virtual exchange platforms and operating models. Demonstrated technological literacy (social media applications; online learning platforms; online marketing tools, content strategy). Strong leadership skills, ability to manage and motivate teams. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in English required; proficiency in Arabic preferred. TO APPLY: please send resume, cover letter, and other supporting materials to jobs@eurasia.org with "PDSTEVENS" in the subject line. Application Deadline: April 3, 2015.
****************************** *NATIONAL DIRECTOR, ALBANIA & KOSOVO ALBANIA AND KOSOVO
World Vision is seeking a National Director, Albania & Kosovo. This is your opportunity to use your world-class leadership skills to play a key role in effectively improving the lives and futures of children and their families in Albania & Kosovo. In the role of National Director, Albania & Kosovo, you will provide overall strategic and operational leadership for World Vision (WV) Albania & Kosovo. The National Director strategically leads, develops and directs the implementation of all aspects of the WV Ministry as an effective member of the Partnership in line with Twin Citizenship principles to ensure high Ministry quality and high impact in the field, and is accountable for all aspects of WV's work in the country. You will ensure that WV's ministry is directly contributing to the sustained well-being of children and the fulfillment of their rights within families and communities. The National Director will represent WV to all donors, project partners, other WV Partnership offices and divisions, local government, church representatives and non-governmental organizations serving according to given Power of Attorney. The National Director ensures alignment with Micro Finance Institutions (MFI) (both for Albania and Kosovo MFIs) through participation in MFI Board and other Governance structures. We are looking for a visionary leader who can combine strong business disciplines with inspirational leadership skills in line with our Christian values and ethos. You will have a passionate desire to help others, especially children. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Leadership and Strategy for National Offices (NO): Provide leadership to leaders: specifically to the NO Senior Managers and direct reports. Ensure there is a documented NO strategy, Ministry (pillar) strategies, Technical Approaches and operating plans with clear, measurable targets. Promote WV's Vision, Mission, Core Values and key Partnership Standards and practices among staff and partners and ensure these are the foundation of the office strategy and work. National Office (NO) Performance Management: Ensure excellent standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization, which includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders. Ensure adequate resources are acquired and managed to meet and enable quality program implementation; Specifically contribute to the further development and implementation of an alternative resource development strategy. Advocacy and Representation: Represent WV and build strategic alliances with the government of Albania and Kosovo, the Middle East & Eastern European Region (MEER) office, the WV Board, MFI Boards, donor agencies, WV Partnership, non-governmental agencies, churches and media. Documentation and Reporting: Report to region and external stakeholders on a regular basis; participates in the strategic and operational coordination mechanisms (internal and external). Visit work locations regularly, assess the progress of implementation and provide progress report to the Regional Leader. SKILLS REQUIRED INCLUDE: University degree or qualification in a relevant subject with a focus on leadership, team management, project management or other relevant skills. 10 years of proven experience, including programming with International NGOs/UN. Proven visionary and strategy abilities. A mature Christian with sound values and principles. Experience in Development and Advocacy programs; good understanding of humanitarian industry. Proven experience in overseeing large Government grants, major private donors and/or complex multi sectorial operations. Strong team building and coaching experience. Politically astute and well developed diplomatic skills (dealing with host government, donors and staff and WV Partnership). Proven skills in negotiation and ability to handle multiple demands from many stakeholders (networking). Innovator and calculated risk taker. Fluent in English (written and oral) is required. The role of ND Albania & Kosovo requires the ability to work in a post-communist environment having operations spread across two countries. Ability to work in multi-faith and especially Muslim contexts and to engage in interfaith relations and dialogue is essential. Familiarity with diverse Christian denominations and particularly Orthodoxy and Catholicism necessary. If you believe you have the skills and leadership experience to fulfil this vital and challenging role that will enhance the lives of thousands of vulnerable children in Albania & Kosovo, we'd love to hear from you. TO APPLY: Find the full description and apply online by the closing date 20 March 2015. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org.
****************************** *DIRECTOR OF TRADE GABORONE, BOTSWANA
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Director of Trade for an anticipated USAID-funded Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub Project located in Gaborone, Botswana. The Director of Trade will provide expert guidance while sharing best practice knowledge in order to improve regional trade and investment activities. QUALIFICATIONS: At least 10 years of experience, preferably within the SADC region, in international trade policy. A Bachelor's degree or international equivalent in a relevant discipline such as business, economics, or law required. Master's Degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience. Experience in researching and implementing public-private partnerships to leverage funding and in-kind support. Demonstrated ability to identify and address barriers to investment and trade. Experience in trade policy and international trade law with a robust understanding of Southern African regional trade subtleties; prior experience and knowledge of WTO Trade Facilitation Agreements is preferred. Demonstrated understanding of SADC institutional architecture and SADC member states in terms of agricultural development issues, regional trade, socio-economic realities, and regional and national trade policies, and their relationship to relevant continental economic and governance institutions (e.g. AU, COMESA). A strong understanding of the enabling environment issues that countries face in the Southern Africa Region. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with "15-28A Director of Trade", 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.
****************************** *TECHNICAL MANAGER, YOUTH POWER SUB TASK ORDER ARLINGTON, VA
MSI is seeking a Technical Manager in Arlington. US work authorization is required. Relocation costs will not be covered. In close collaboration with MSI's Technical Director, this position is responsible for solidifying a user-friendly Youth Tool Kit (YTK) to inform and empower youth-serving organizations around the world to assess their own context and design solutions for their own needs. Existing tools (i.e., EQUIP 3, DAP, Youth Map) will be incorporated into this toolkit. The duration of this assignment will cover four to five years and consist of three phases: Phase 1: YTK Design/ Adaptation; Phase 2: YTK Piloting; and, Phase 3: YTK Refinement, Dissemination and Sustainability. REQUIRES: Master's degree in international development, social science, economics, business administration or relevant field. Minimum of four years' experience managing international development programs related to any/all of the following: youth development, monitoring & evaluation, analytics (conducting macro-based multi-sectoral assessments), and building the capacity of civil society or local governments. Demonstrated experience successfully managing or technically supporting complex USAID (preferred) State Department, or other international donor projects in high-profile programs. Excellent interpersonal skills including demonstrated leadership and team-building experience. Strong writing skills in English (writing sample may be requested). Demonstrated capacity to be successful in a high-performance setting that requires multi-tasking, clarification of needs, managing stress, and high expectations. The ability to travel if required, particularly in conflict zones. Fluency in English required; additional fluency in other languages preferred (particularly French, Arabic, or Spanish). 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
****************************** *TRANSPORT SPECIALIST GABORONE, BOTSWANA
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Transport Specialist for an anticipated USAID-funded Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub Project located in Gaborone, Botswana. The Transport Specialist will support the projects efforts to implement trade and transport facilitation measures. This will include strengthening SADC Secretariat and Member State compliance with requirements and recommendations of applicable regional and international trade agreements and improving corridor management. Responsibilities include conducting and facilitating WTO Trade Facilitation Needs Self-Assessment for SADC countries that request assistance, implementing Corridor Performance Management Systems; and researching and advising on best practices for port management, border crossings, and time and cost to trade information. QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in business, transportation and logistics, international trade or other relevant fields; Master's Degree in a related field desired. Minimum three years proven working experience in transportation, corridor management or trade agreements. Minimum three years developing country work experience, particularly under U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); work experience in SADC member countries preferred. Experience in trade policy and international trade law with an understanding of Southern African regional trade subtleties; experience with WTO Trade Facilitation Agreements is preferred. Demonstrated understanding of SADC institutional architecture and SADC member states in terms of regional trade, socio-economic realities, and regional and national trade policies, and their relationship to relevant continental economic and governance institutions (e.g. AU, COMESA). A strong understanding of the enabling environment issues that countries face in the Southern Africa Region. Experience with Corridor Management and implementing Corridor Performance Management Systems (CPMS). Strong analytical skills, including the ability to analyze business processes, information systems, organizational policies, and human resources to determine weaknesses in processes and propose changes. Must demonstrate personal attributes such as loyalty and integrity in addition to being resourceful and flexible, which is inherent in this position. Ability to live and work in Gaborone, Botswana. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with "15-28B Transport Specialist", in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
****************************** *RESEARCH LEAD, RESEARCH AND EVALUATION WASHINGTON, DC
ThinkWell Global seeks a Research Lead, Research and Evaluation. Responsibilities include: Process documentation of voucher program; Provide technical and managerial oversight to ThinkWell's research projects around the world. Directly perform research work, both quantitative and qualitative, and prepare documentation for publication. Collaborate effectively with various partners and donors. Oversee regular/ contracted staff. Contribute to seeking/ securing funding for ThinkWell's desired research projects. TO APPLY: Interested candidates please send resumes to mrodriguez@collaborativedev.com
****************************** *SENIOR POLICY/INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST RWANDA
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Senior Policy/Institutional Development Specialist for the USAID Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSD-AG) in Rwanda. The Senior Policy and Institutional Development Specialist will lead a group of long term and short term technical advisors to work on Objective One of the PSD-AG project: to assist the GoR to Increase Private Sector Investment. Objective One will include the development and implementation of a clear roadmap for attracting and supporting private investment, including clear definition of roles and responsibilities within the GoR to improve the enabling environment and work with potential investors from their expression of investment interest to the implementation of the investment. The Senior Policy and Institutional Development Specialist will also be expected to include a number of systemic and/or cross cutting issues that are critical to achieving this objective, including gender-equitable solutions to improved productivity and competitiveness, integration of youth and sustainable natural resource management that supports productivity improvements. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Quantitative Social Science or other relevant degree is required. 15 years of progressively responsible experience in the area of trade, investment framework development is highly desirable. Working experience with host country public agencies and ministries as well as with private sector advocacy organization is desirable. Demonstrated experience in policy reform process facilitation, public-private dialogue and institutions coalition building in rural economies is desirable. Working experience on policy research and policy advocacy coordination and support to both public and private business and related civil society organizations is desirable. Working experience and familiarity with agricultural development and policy issues in the African context, agriculture sector strategies and investment plans is desirable. Excellent verbal and written communication in English is desirable. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with "14-23I Senior Policy Specialist", in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagents.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
****************************** *END OF PROJECT EVALUATION TEAM MEMBER NAIROBI, KENYA
MSI has an opening for a Team Member who shall conduct an end-term performance evaluation of the FIRM program. Findings and recommendations will inform USAID and other stakeholders on what has worked, what has not worked, and why. The evaluation will also guide design of anticipated similar programs in future. The period of performance of this task order will start from April-June 2015. The evaluation will focus on all the 22 Feed the Future (FTF) counties distributed across the country. Primary data collection will, however, be undertaken in a sample of counties. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in International Development, Economics, Finance, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management or relevant social science field preferred. Five (5) years' experience in evaluation design, including the selection of data collection methods on a question-specific basis and development of a detailed data analysis plan. Knowledge of financial service models for small and medium enterprises; value chains and/or projects in clean and renewable energy is preferred, but not required. Field experience with: Quantitative survey research including design of surveys, development of structured and semi-structured interview and/or observation instruments. Qualitative Survey research experience, Structured or semi-structured group interviews and/or focus groups, including the creation of written instruments and transcripts for same; content analysis and other techniques for coding and transforming group/open-ended data into analyzed information; qualitative data analysis software (NVIVO or alternative) and/or case study documentation experience; transformation of qualitative data into a quantitative form that can be merged with other quantitative data in a mixed methods analysis. Superior writing ability, including evidence of an ability to structure evaluation reports in a way that logically and transparently lays out empirical findings, conclusions and recommendations in relation to evaluation questions. Applied experience, preferred, with non-experimental theory testing techniques for examining program/ project effects (baseline reconstruction, outcome mapping, outcome harvesting, general elimination method (modus operandi), contribution analysis, lagged regressions and/or others). 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.
****************************** *END OF PROJECT EVALUATION TEAM LEADER NAIROBI, KENYA
MSI has an opening for a Team Leader who shall conduct an end-term performance evaluation of the FIRM program. Findings and recommendations will inform USAID and other stakeholders on what has worked, what has not worked, and why. The evaluation will also guide design of anticipated similar programs in future. The period of performance of this task order will start from April-June 2015. The evaluation will focus on all the 22 Feed the Future (FTF) counties distributed across the country. Primary data collection will, however, be undertaken in a sample of counties. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree in International Development, Economics, Political Science, Statistics or relevant social science field preferred. Knowledge of financial service models for small and medium enterprises; value chains and/or projects in clean and renewable energy is preferred, but not required. Prior USAID evaluation experience. Evaluation design experience, including the selection of appropriate data collection methods on a question specific basis and development of a detailed data analysis plan. Basic social science research skills and basic statistics, including strong data visualization skills consistent with USAID expectations. Familiarity with and ability to apply a range of data collection methodologies covered by USAID TIPS. Field experience that includes at least some but not necessarily all of the following: Survey research experience, including development of structured and semi-structured interview and/or observation instruments, by hand and using mid-size survey aids such as EPI Info from CDC; sample size determination for specific confidence levels and confidence intervals; selection and use of other survey data (and other large data set) entry and analysis software (SPSS or alternative). Structured or semi-structured group interviews and/or focus groups, including the creation of written instruments and transcripts for same; content analysis and other techniques for coding and transforming group/open-ended data into analyzed information; qualitative data analysis software (NVIVO or alternative) and/or case study documentation experience; transformation of qualitative data into a quantitative form that can be merged with other quantitative data in a mixed methods analysis. Applied experience with non-experimental theory testing techniques for examining program/ project effects (baseline reconstruction, outcome mapping, outcome harvesting, general elimination method (modus operandi), contribution analysis, lagged regressions and/or others). Familiarity and experience with impact evaluation (experimental and quasi-experimental designs and associated tools: (power analysis; propensity score matching; regression discontinuity) preferred, including experience with USAID performance evaluations conducted by MSI. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com.
****************************** *CHIEF STRATEGY AND RESOURCES OFFICER WASHINGTON, DC
PSI is looking for a Chief Strategy and Resources Officer to think strategically about our future and execute the plan to get there. You'll be overseeing strategic initiatives, leading a range of teams from the programmatic side to health areas, and partnering closely with our new business teams to bring in new funding to PSI. We're looking for a leader who can think big (both near and long term) but who also understands the importance of getting the details right. For more information and to apply visit www.psi.org/jobs.
****************************** WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE
The World Resources Institute has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.wri.org/jobs
*DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC INTEGRATION MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
This position provides the exciting opportunity to build on and scale up over ten years of on-the-ground change in sustainability, transportation, and urban development in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and Turkey through capturing, analyzing, and packaging knowledge for different audiences in the fast-changing and increasingly important context of cities. REQUIRES: Master's degree in planning, urbanism, or economic/ urban development with an excellent understanding of transport, land use, climate & energy, water, vulnerability, and governance. At least 15 years of relevant experience in relevant field. Demonstrated experience crafting multi-sector strategies and projects that unify and define a clear and effective approach. Ability to synthesize multiple approaches and fields related to urbanization, particularly in less developed countries.
*BOARD LIAISON WASHINGTON, DC
WRI has posted an opening for a Board Liaison to work directly with the President and Vice President for Institutional Strategy & Development to manage the activities of its distinguished international Board of Directors and support increased board member engagement in the organization. REQUIRES: Strong candidates will have a Bachelor's degree and minimum of 2-3 years of relevant work experience. This position requires excellent writing, research, organizational, and communication skills, as well as exceptional interpersonal and diplomatic skills. The successful candidate will have experience working at an executive level and/or engaging executive-level individuals, and have a track record of working with a wide range of individuals in a collaborative manner. S/he must be able to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality. Experience with board affairs, fundraising and/or communications is a plus.
*TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH ANALYST WASHINGTON, DC
EMBARQ has posted an opening for a full-time Transportation Research Analyst to provide research, data analysis and other support to its Integrated Transport team which conducts global research on sustainable transport and urban development, and supports Cities Network projects in Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, India, and China. REQUIRES: Master's degree in transport planning/ engineering, or urban/ regional planning with a focus on transportation. Previous coursework, work experience, internships or papers in urban transportation planning are desirable. Strong quantitative, analytical, and research skills.
*ENERGY, CLIMATE & FINANCE ASSOCIATE I WASHINGTON, DC
The Associate will develop research and provide writing and project management support to the Energy and Climate team, which contributes to research and project implementation in the areas of energy, climate change and finance related to cities and urban transport. REQUIRES: Master's Degree in finance, municipal finance, urban and regional economics, urban energy policy, transport planning, urban/ regional planning, or environmental science. PhD in finance, economics, urban planning, or environmental science preferred. Demonstrated excellent written and spoken communication skills. Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese and/or Mandarin is preferred. At least 4-7 years of relevant professional experience (at least 3 years if PhD) in conducting finance or economic analyses in the field of sustainable low-carbon urban development, either in a project implementation or research capacity in a developing country.
****************************** UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
*HEAD, ESCAP SUBREGIONAL OFFICE FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL ASIA ALMATY
A Head, ESCAP Subregional Office for North and Central Asia (D-1) is sought in Almaty. Duties: Acts as the representative of ESCAP in the North and Central Asian subregion, including promoting the active participation of member governments in the subregion in the work of ESCAP. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, social sciences, or related field. Ph.D. degree is desirable. A minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience, including several years of experience at the international level, in economic and social analysis, poverty reduction, policy formulation and implementation, and programme management is required. Closing date: 4/24/15. Vacancy no: 15-ECO-ESCAP-40945-R-ALMATY (ALMA ATA) (R)
*ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER GENEVA
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in Geneva. The incumbent assumes responsibility for the research and advisory services for the Section/ Branch. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, international trade, standardization or related areas. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible relevant experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation in the field of international trade and/or market access. Experience in the conduct of economic assessments and impact analyses using modern analytical tools, software and databases and with technical cooperation projects is required. Closing date: 4/24/15. Vacancy no: 15-ECO-UNCTAD-39734-R-GENEVA (R)
*PROGRAMME OFFICER ATHENS
A Programme Officer (P-3) is sought in Athens. Duties: Collaborate with participating countries, donors and stakeholders to ensure the expressed governmental needs; Ensure the exchange of information between project co-executing agencies and partners so that activities are executed in an integrated manner. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in environmental studies, economics, engineering, public administration or related disciplines. At least five years of progressively responsible work in a field associated with this post is required; work experience at international level preferably in the Mediterranean region is desirable. Closing date: 4/24/15. Vacancy no: 15- PGM-UNEP-38390-R-ATHENS (E)
*PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER NAIROBI
A Programme Management Officer (P-3) is sought in Nairobi. Duties: Research and analyze data relevant to proposed projects on identified priority areas and themes of the Nairobi Convention Programme of Work. Collaborate with colleagues and government officials to identify project possibilities. Review and analyze project proposals for suitability. REQUIRES: Advanced University degree (Master's or equivalent) in environmental science/ natural resources management applied to the marine environment/ resources. A minimum of five years working experience in programme management in natural resources and fundraising activities. Experience in outreach activities is essential. Familiarity with Regional Seas and previous work experience in the United Nations System and with Regional Seas governments and project management is an asset. Closing date: 4/24/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM- UNEP-38642-R-NAIROBI (E)
*CHIEF, COUNTRIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS SECTION BANGKOK
A Chief, Countries with Special Needs Section (P-5) is sought in Bangkok. Duties: Leads the work on the formulation, organization and management of mandated programmes of sustainable development analysis and the formulation of possible development strategies, policies and actions for adoption by the international community for the least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS) and fragile states in Asia and the Pacific region. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, finance, international trade, development economics, public economics or related area is required. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and technical analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes in the LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS, or related areas, is required. Experience working in economic development issues of LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS in the Asia-Pacific region is required. Closing date: 4/21/15. Vacancy no: 15-ECO-ESCAP-40090-R-BANGKOK (R)
*HUMAN SETTLEMENTS OFFICER NAIROBI
A Human Settlements Officer (P-4) is sought in Nairobi. Duties: Developing work plans, in line with the UN- HABITAT Medium-term Strategic Plan 2014-2019; (b) Monitoring the implementation of work plans; (c) Ensuring the effective and efficient execution of land related projects and programmes. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in land management, geography, economics, urban planning, engineering, law or related area. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in land related projects and programmes with at least two years' experience at the international level. Proven experience in human settlements development fields, projects/ programmes design and implementation with the UN or other international agencies will be an asset. Closing date: 4/21/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM-UNHABITAT-38448-R-NAIROBI (R)
****************************** *BIODIVERSITY CONSTITUENCY BUILDING AND COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST WASHINGTON, DC
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Pact seeks a Biodiversity Constituency Building and Communications Specialist for an anticipated global project that will support USAID and its partners to better integrate biodiversity for improved outcomes in conservation and other international development sectors. Expected results under this project include: integration of biodiversity and other development sectors in USAID supported by building the internal enabling environment and technical capacity with the Agency for integration; the evidence base for biodiversity and development integration improved and used by decision makers to influence development practice; and broader external constituencies identified and engaged to support integration. Position Purpose: The Biodiversity Constituency Building and Communications Specialist will be responsible for providing substantial technical direction, input and management of activities relating to biodiversity integration within USAID and engagement with external constituencies. In so doing, key champions and partnerships will be supported and leveraged to influence other sector actors, who in turn will support and catalyze actions to further biodiversity integration. Key private sector development partnerships will be examined and insights leveraged to advance the integration agenda. Support will be given to USAID's Forest and Biodiversity unit to incorporate behavior change, social marketing and paradigm shift expertise and knowledge into their approaches and strategies. Key Responsibilities : Specific Duties: Work with USAID to identify and ensure strategic engagement in international fora relevant to integration (including and beyond the traditional biodiversity realm) and identify key potential partners and allies to further the integration of biodiversity and development in multiple spheres. Lead in identifying communications audiences and messages. Oversee related activities, products and events. Form partnerships and build alliances for development, including with international donors, private sector actors, NGOs, and research bodies. Basic REQUIREMENTS: At least a Master's degree in international development, biodiversity conservation, ecology, economics, finance, sociology, anthropology, public administration, or other relevant field. At least 6 years (8-10 years preferred) experience in international development or closely related field, with experience working with projects in the developing world; Demonstrated management skills and experience sufficient to oversee major components of an integrated, multi-year project; Demonstrated ability to effectively form partnerships and build alliances for development, including with international donors, private sector actors, NGOs, and research bodies; Experience with analyses of influence pathways and developing strategic messaging and communications, and using data and evidence to persuade or influence; Substantial expertise in biodiversity and natural resources management as well as at least one of the following areas: global health, democracy and governance, global climate change, economic growth; and relevant language expertise (e.g., French, Spanish, Bahasa, or Portuguese, etc.). TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
****************************** *SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER / GUINEA PROGRAM DIRECTOR CONAKRY, GUINEA
Johns Hopkins University, Center for Communication Programs is seeking a Sr. Program Officer/ Guinea Program Director in Conakry. The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), a five-year USAID-funded project supporting strategic health communication programs in developing countries, with an emphasis on capacity strengthening of country-based partners. HC3 has been tasked by USAID to assist with the communication aspects of the Ebola response and the secondary impacts of Ebola, including restoring basic health services, with particular emphasis on support to health communication programming in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The HC3 Guinea Program Director will provide overall project management, financial oversight and project reporting for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded HC3 project in Guinea under the guidance and mentorship of The West Africa Regional Director. The Country Program Director will liaise with the local Ministry of Health (MoH) and Guinean Ebola Response and MNCH counterparts as well as other implementing partners and donors focused on social and behavior change communication (SBCC), Ebola response and prevention, secondary impacts, as well as MNCH. Provide strategic leadership and vision to HC3 Guinea staff, including managing the startup of HC3 Ebola and MCH program activities in country and onboarding of new local and expat staff. Provide administrative, programmatic, and managerial oversight to all aspects of the program; coordinate effective implementation of program and research activities, including development of work plans and facilitate their timely implementation; develop program implementation budgets and monitor budget expenditures; manage and supervise local staff including relevant program partners. Make programmatic decisions and troubleshoot implementation challenges; oversee program data quality compliance, including developing data tracking systems and monitoring records to ensure program meets USAID audit standards; approve local financial transactions and manage and authorize expenditures from local bank accounts; supervise and approve all aspects of project procurement and logistics, including office infrastructure and vehicles; sub grant development, including compliance with programmatic objectives and Johns Hopkins University (JHU)/ USAID financial and administrative regulations. Identify appropriate opportunities to draw on the full range of activities in the HC3 portfolio. Liaise in-country with other HC3 partners, as appropriate. Submit timely program reports to USAID and JHU*CCP Headquarters on a quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis; disseminate program success stories and share information. Serve as a spokesperson and advocate, represent JHU*CCP and the HC3 Guinea project to the USAID mission in Conakry, donors, Government of Guinea, cooperating agencies, and others; develop new business opportunities for JHU*CCP as appropriate. Engage in the cross-fertilization of ideas and capacity-building across the West Africa Regional Program. Management and Supervision: Will provide technical support and oversight to all employees and consultants/ contractors working on the above. Coordinate with other senior program managers on strategic project management. Identify learning needs and coordinate learning sessions for program staff. Conduct staff appraisals as appropriate. This is a general description of the required job duties which does not included additional duties as assigned. This position will be based in Conakry, Guinea. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree (M.A., MHS, MPH, MBA) required. Five years senior-level field-based health development program management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Extensive experience in capacity building for health programming in Africa, and/or managing social and behavior change communication programs. Previous experience working with USAID funded projects, and familiarity with USAID policies and procedures. In- depth program experience in sub-Saharan Africa and experience in technical, financial and administrative oversight. Skilled manager with ability to oversee and motivate staff for sound, effective, evidence and results based programming. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public, and/or donors. Ability to work with and understand foreign currency exchanges. Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. Ability to work in fast-paced dynamic environment with multiple partners. Flexible and independent. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. A "can do" attitude, with the appropriate follow through. Required Language Skills: Fluent French and English. Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education. Preferred Qualifications: Ten years relevant experience. JHU Equivalency Formula:18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education required for the respective job. TO APPLY: To view a detailed job description and apply online, please visit http://jobs.jhu.edu and search using the 5-digit requisition number, 65202. Salary is competitive. We offer excellent benefits in a smoke-free/drug-free environment. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre- employment background check. AA/EEOE. Direct Link to Posting: https://hrnt.jhu.edu/jhujobs/job_view.cfm?view_req_id=65202&view=sch.
****************************** *SENIOR RESEARCH DATA ANALYST / RESEARCH MANAGER CONAKRY, GUINEA
Johns Hopkins University, Center for Communication Programs is seeking a Sr. Research Data Analyst/ Research Manager in Conakry. The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), a five-year USAID-funded project supporting strategic health communication programs in developing countries, with an emphasis on capacity strengthening of country-based partners. HC3 has been tasked by USAID to assist with the communication aspects of the Ebola response and the secondary impacts of Ebola, including restoring basic health services, with particular emphasis on support to health communication programming in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The Research Manager will contribute to the research activities conducted as part of HC3 by providing substantial and important recommendations to the design and methodologies used by these studies and by taking primary responsibility for data collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting on the findings from these studies. Individuals in the Research Manager position will require highly specialized advanced knowledge, education and/or training in statistical analyses and/or quantitative or qualitative research methods. This role will support formative research, monitoring and evaluation for health communication projects that are part of the effort to control and prevent the spread of Ebola and promote maternal, neonatal, child health in Guinea. The Research Manager will serve as a member of the Johns Hopkins CCP Ebola Monitoring and Evaluation Team, provide technical assistance health communication monitoring and evaluation, assist in the recruitment and provide ongoing mentorship to any monitoring and evaluation consultants or staff that CCP hires in Conakry, assist the program team in translating research and evaluation findings into programmatic recommendations and, oversee the implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems on the ground in Guinea. Develop detailed data collection and analysis methodologies, including defining in detail data requirements, data sources and proper data collection procedures, e.g., appropriate data collection instruments, data coding, and databases. Develop and implement data collection quality assurance procedures to ensure data accuracy and the validity and reliability of the study results. Create, maintain and safeguard electronic databases and any other data collection files. Supervise data collection activities; more typically supervising locally hired staff to perform data collection activities using defined forms and methods (e.g., interview and group discussion guides, surveys questionnaires, format for secondary data collection and analysis from available sources). Using their knowledge of statistical and textual data analysis, perform qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis and interpretation of study data. Generate reports, charts, tables and presentations of the research findings. Use GIS methodologies when required. Facilitate the coordination of research, monitoring and evaluation activities at a national level for the Ebola response and its secondary impact. Serve as resource for research staff and field data coordinators regarding data issues; collection, entry, quality and transfer. Contribute to the writing of reports and any other type of publication. Present research findings at meetings when needed. Support the preparation of IRB protocols when needed. Train counterparts and in-country research consultants in appropriate research procedures. With the study PI, monitor compliance with human subjects research guidelines on all assigned projects. Must be able to travel to and within Guinea as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimally require Master's degree in related discipline, e.g. communication, public health or related behavioral science. Typically require PhD. One year related experience. Quantitative and qualitative research skills required; working knowledge of GIS desirable. One year related experience in research on health communication, health promotion or social marketing in international settings required. Required Language Skills: Fluent French and English. Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. TO APPLY: To view a detailed job description and apply online, please visit http://jobs.jhu.edu and search using the 5-digit requisition number, 65075. Salary is competitive. We offer excellent benefits in a smoke-free/ drug-free environment. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check. AA/EEOE Direct Link to Posting: https://hrnt.jhu.edu/jhujobs/job_view.cfm?view_req_id=65075&view=sch
****************************** *DEPUTY COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE, PROGRAMS ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR
Population Services International is seeking a Deputy Country Representative, Programs in Antananarivo. Population Services International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization, with a mission to measurably improve the health of poor and vulnerable people in the developing world by influencing their behavior, principally through social marketing of family planning and health products and services, and health communications. PSI has programs in more than 60 countries and works in malaria, HIV, reproductive health, child survival, and tuberculosis. PSI's core values are a belief in markets and market mechanisms to contribute to sustained improvements in the lives of the poor; results and a strong focus on measurement; speed and efficiency with a predisposition to action, empowering our staff at the local level; and a long term commitment to the people we serve. For more information, please visit www.psi.org. With guidance from the CR, the Deputy Country Representative - Programs will directly supervise the programmatic departments (Malaria Prevention and Treatment; Child Survival, Reproductive Health, HIV Prevention & Neonatal Health), the Research Department, as well as the Technical Advisor and a Consultant. S/he will also act as the focal point for grants funded by the Global Fund (PSI/M is PR for 2 NFM grants (HIV and Malaria) and also PR for NSA (malaria prevention and treatment in the public sector). S/he will offer technical, financial and managerial support as well as being responsible for ensuring that all information communicated to both internal and external audiences is consistent and is of high quality. The DCR - Programs will also be responsible for assisting the CR, DCR-Operations and DCR - Corporate Services & Finance in representing PSI externally with partners and provide overall strategic vision. The platform's large Malaria program (annual budget of $30M) currently funded by GF, USAID, and UNITAID includes fever case management via RDTs, malaria prevention via LLIN distribution (mass campaigns, routine, continuous) and IRS, as well as treatment interventions of simple and complicated malaria cases. The Child Survival program (annual budget of $4M) funded by USAID and UNICEF is an IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Infections) program including diarrheal disease case management, water treatment, pneumonia treatment, and nutrition. The FP/RH and STI/HIV activities (annual budget of $6M) currently funded by USAID, WHP and GF include a wide range of short and long term method products and services as well as maternal and neonatal health (umbilical cord) care services and cervical cancer detection, treatment and referral. HIV/STI prevention activities in the concentrated epidemic of Madagascar include product and IPC interventions, as well as counseling and testing services, focused on youth and high risk groups (female sex workers, high-risk men and men having sex with men). The Research Department supports these programs as well as the ACTWatch project. The Research Department is an integral part of the programmatic cone, in order to ensure informed and evidence based programming. Current programmatic priorities include expansion of innovations (CHX for umbilical cord care, MNPs for nutrition, misoprostol for PPH) while continuing to explore and advocate for new opportunities (misoprostol for PAC, Sanitation and Hygiene interventions (WASH), Nutrition and possibly others) and maintain high quality standards for the current portfolio of interventions; implementation of a mass LLIN distribution campaign in 2015; continued improvement of community-based interventions and increased collaboration with the public and private sectors. In addition to proven skills in organizational management, expertise in at least one or more programmatic areas, and expertise with the Global Fund, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to maintain excellent partnerships with donors in general, the government and other key stakeholders. French language required. Reports to the CR. RESPONSIBILITIES: Include, but not limited to: Direct Malaria, Child Survival, Reproductive Health and HIV/STI departments in the planning and implementation of all programmatic activities in accordance with workplans, evidence based research, and platform strategic plan. Plan, implement and monitor programmatic budgets for all programs in collaboration with the DCR- CS&F and with departmental directors; Ensure quality of all external donor reporting in English and in French; Manage and mentor three program directors, one Senior Research Coordinator, and one TA to include skills transfer/ capacity building; Lead organization in the implementation and monitoring of its GF grants, with particular emphasis on the vast array of malaria interventions, and collaboration with SALAMA for product distribution to the public sector, as well as with First line ACT buyers through the GF's manufacturer's subsidy model. In conjunction with the Regional Researcher and Research team, develop and oversee the research plans (monitoring of ongoing research), and ensure relevance of new research/ study plans as new proposals are being developed; Represent PSI internally, and support the CR and DCRs on general organizational and management issues (Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Audit, Procurement, etc.); and In collaboration with CR and DCRs, represent PSI externally and ensure continued strong relations with donor, government, NGO, and commercial entities - to include fundraising efforts. QUALIFICATIONS: Significant programmatic and managerial experience in one or more of the following areas: reproductive health/ family planning and neonatal care, malaria prevention and treatment, child survival & development (including nutrition), WASH, HIV/STI prevention. Strong project management skills (knowledge of Microsoft Project would be a plus). Demonstrated experience in integrating evidence based research into programs. At least five years' work experience in a developing country. MPH required, other relevant degrees are bonus. Knowledge of international development and health issues. Familiarity and experience in dealing with the international donor community - particularly the Global Fund and USAID, and UN Agencies a plus. Excellent bilingual writing and presentation skills. Fluency in English and French. The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have: excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a strong interest in private sector approaches to development; and proven ability to produce results. Please apply online at www.psi.org. Population Services International is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender identity, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status. TO APPLY: Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/ysbp52y
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY LIBERIA, MONROVIA
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Party. Project Description: The Liberia Voice and Accountability Initiative (LAVI) will be a 5-year, USAID-funded project that aims to strengthen linkages among Liberian stakeholders engaged in similar issues, build the organizational capacity of local civil society organizations (CSOs) to engage the government on issue-based reforms, and develop the local market for capacity development services. FHI 360 seeks a Chief of Party (COP) to provide overall management and technical direction to project activities. The COP will be the primary liaison between the project and USAID/Liberia, will ensure responsiveness to the client, and will oversee the delivery of high-quality technical assistance to project beneficiaries, ensuring an integrated vision among components and actors. Job Summary/ Responsibilities: Develop and execute overall project strategy and work plan and achievement of project results. Direct and monitor implementation of activities within the work plan, ensuring that activities are performed to a high professional standard, effectively implemented and fulfill donor and the organization's requirements. Provide direction on senior-level policy and technical dialogue with the Ministry of Health and other government ministries and units, working in staff as appropriate. Oversee all technical assistance and administrative support activities under the program. Ensure the timely and complete submission of all performance reports and responses to donor requests for performance, success stories, and financial information for the program. Ensure that all program deliverables are met in a high quality and timely fashion. Ensure compliance with all donor-related, organization's, and program-specific policies. Supervise and mentor all senior management staff. Provide managerial oversight to all project activities and partnerships, and ensure compliance with the organization's and USG regulations. Oversee the sub-contract and sub-grant cycle from pre-award to close-out including solicitation processes, pre-award, award, monitoring and close-out of sub-awards based on donor regulations, policies, and procedures. Respond to issues that arise during sub-award/ contract, and award program implementation including but not limited to financial reporting, issuing modifications, oversight of compliance with terms and conditions and resolution of disputes, and resolving audit (financial and/or general performance) findings. Provide oversight for the project's financial management systems and ensure that they are in line with the organization's policies and procedures and donor rules and regulations. Ensure preparation and submission of complete and accurate financial reports and cash requests to organization's HQ and USAID. Oversees project budget development and undertake regular analysis of project expenditure, sub- awards and lead the preparation of budget amendments/ modification for negotiation with donor. Review and monitor program budgets vs. actual expenditures including Life of Project (LOP) and Field office Financial Reports and Monthly Expense Reports received from the organization's headquarters. Recruit, supervise, mentor, and motivate project team which includes staff from the organization and international and national partners. Actively work on team- building to ensure productive staff. Oversee execution of the organization's personnel policies and ensure that policies and procedures are clearly communicated to staff, and are respected. Liaise with donor personnel, including the COTR and Contracts on funded activities. Develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with government federal and regional entities to support project implementation. Maintain effective linkages between technical components, grants and finance and administrative functions within the project. Liaise with headquarters Technical Team, Contracts & Grants, Finance, and Compliance staff to monitor donor regulations and policies for changes affecting the program. Ensure effective communication across the entire project with team and relevant stakeholders. This includes (1) providing regular briefings and updates to relevant parties (e.g., supervisors) (2) facilitating regular team meetings to share information across project components and (3) contribute to positive and smoothly functioning relationships with external partners, including international partners and national implementing partners. Coordinate with other donor implementing partners on common objectives and activities, as needed. Maintain a strong and wide network with key partners and stakeholders in assigned area, and ensure that the project is represented on appropriate steering and advisory groups. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree or its International Equivalent in Knowledge/ Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/ Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field. Typically requires a minimum of 15+ years with project management experience. Typically requires a minimum of 5+ years of Chief of Party experience on government funded sector and/or value chain development projects. Demonstrated experience in multi-sector project management and implementation. Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience. Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national/ international in scope. Excellent management, communication, and organization skills are required. Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English. Experience operating in insecure environments. Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO). We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Liberia is currently experiencing an Ebola outbreak and position may require travel to outlying counties and communities throughout Liberia. Potential candidates are highly encouraged to consider all health and safety precautions before submitting an application of interest. If you are selected to fill the position, you will be required to attend a safety and security training and comply with all FHI 360 policies and procedures at all times. 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. TO APPLY: visit https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15265/chief-of- party/job. Vacancy no: 15265.
****************************** *SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Senior Human Resources Officer in Washington, DC. Pact envisions a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Pact Human Resources team supports this mission, and Pact's culture, by fostering a worldwide work environment that inspires excellence through internal consulting, a focus on timely problem resolution and delivery of efficient, cost-effective and customer responsive programs. The Pact HR team seeks to focus its resources and efforts on the entire lifecycle of employee activities with ongoing attention to employee engagement, efficient and timely operations and compliance. Position Purpose: The Senior HR Officer provides practical, timely support, advice and direction to Pact staff on the full life cycle of HR activities. Activities and support include; expatriate allowances, HR policy and procedures interpretation, donor and legal regulations as well as provides support on employee relations as well as compensation and benefits practices. The Sr. HR Officer is the key point of contact for all expatriate employees and also serves to facilitate the timely engagement of Pact Country Offices for HR best practice activities. This position truly is a Generalist in its nature. Key Responsibilities: Expatriate Support and Global Mobility: Functions as the primary owner of global mobility administration for the full life-cycle of an expatriate from pre-assignment through post-assignment; Provides best in class support, service, guidance and contextual detail to expatriate, and HQ, staff for a variety of employment related questions, concerns and issues related to the full HR life cycle; Coordinates and facilitates on-boarding and off-boarding of expatriate staff; Manages and supports operational issues related to expatriate employees, including post related allowances, health and welfare and retirement plans, and others as identified; Maintains the Expatriate Employee Reference Guide and other governing documents to ensure all are current and in line with common practices and communicated to applicable staff on a timely basis. HR Operations - Employee life cycle: Raises HR- related issues with managers in a proactive and diplomatic fashion, identifying practical solutions and appropriate action plans; Reviews, revises and streamlines general HR procedures and forms to enhance efficiency and effectiveness; Collaborates with the Recruiting team to analyze and generate offers of employment, with a focus on applicability of Pact and donor policy as related to allowances and other applicable benefits; Utilizes outside resources in order to address employee issues and concerns as needed; Conducts exit interviews, identifying trends and recommending actions to address concerns; Develops and maintain periodic human resources reports for management, utilizing standard HR-related metrics; Develops, updates, implements and/or communicates personnel policies and procedures in compliance with standard HR practices, laws and regulations; Understands and is able to serve as back-up on all functions completed by the fellow Senior HR Officer, including payroll, HRIS, onboarding and off-boarding. International HR: Engages International Country Offices on a variety of HR issues and initiatives while providing clear guidance and communication related to labor law, comp and benefits, employee relations, etc.; Manage annual performance review process with country offices; Identifies areas for proactive engagement of local country with the goal to provide engaging HR service. Compliance: Conduct periodic internal audits to ensure compliance with IRS, DOL, ERISA, federal and state statutes and regulations; assist with compilation of statistics and material in support of affirmative action and various compliance requirements; Identifies avenues for communication and knowledge sharing via sharing tools and other innovative methods; Maintain all HR files (public and private) in easy-to-navigate electronic files, in compliance with document retention policies; Other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree; plus a minimum of eight years relevant Human Resources experience; Critical thinker with constructive approach to problem solving. Will have the ability to identify issues and opportunities, provide recommendations and solutions in order to reach consensus with multiple stakeholders; A focus and dedicated approach to providing effective customer service; Demonstrated sensitivity and discretion when handling confidential information; Demonstrated cross- cultural competencies; Well organized with the demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced, high volume environment; Demonstrated ability to be professional, calm, flexible, resilient, solution oriented, and creative; Excellent oral and written communication and skills; Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PPT, Visio) as well as capacity to operate in databases including HRIS, etc.; Ability to travel domestically and internationally (up to 10%). Preferred Qualifications: Experience with USAID and/or other NGO operating in donor funded environment; Three years' experience with International Human Resources; PHR, SPHR, GPHR or other certification; Fluency in English and proficiency in one other language, preferably French. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0013. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY / HOUSEHOLD ECONOMIC STRENGTHENING DIRECTOR KINSHASA, DRC
Pact is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party/ Household Economic Strengthening Director. This position is contingent based on contract award. Position summary: The Economic Strengthening/ Livelihood Specialist will provide technical leadership to the development of strategies, guidelines and manuals, and rolling out of these to ensure that community members and households caring for vulnerable children have increased and ongoing capacity to meet their basic needs. The post holder will lead the design, planning and implementation of technical interventions to improve household livelihood and asset base to meet basic needs of children and support self-reliance. In order to improve the enabling environment in the country, the position holder will network, share and coordinate with all stakeholders of in the DRC including micro and small enterprise development agency, microfinance institutions, Cooperative Agencies, and other government units. He/She will ensure that the OVC Project interventions are performed as planned and to bring about the desired impact through monitoring, evaluation, research and documenting lessons learned. The position will be based in Kinshasa. Specific duties and responsibilities: Leads the development of strategies, approaches, systems and guidelines to ensure that households caring for highly vulnerable children have increased capacity to meet the basic needs of children and supports self-reliance. Defines and executes economic strengthening models, standards, elaborates steps to meet the standards, and mobilizes support. Defines and executes economic strengthening monitoring systems and development of tools to track progresses. Advises the project leadership consortium partners issues related to livelihood improvement/ economic strengthening for better decision making. Meets and works with policy makers such as government officials to facilitate better understanding and coordination among the actors in improving policy environment for Livelihood improvement for highly vulnerable families and children including the development of microenterprise development strategy. Takes a leading role in the organization of national and international level workshops on economic strengthening related areas. Organizes and facilitates presentations, reports and other documentation on related training events and field program operations. Ensures that implementation of field programs proceeds according to approved plans and in accordance with set standards and guidelines. Liaises and coordinates with Pact country and home office technical specialists and program team for integration, synergy and technical support. Works with Project Results and Measurement team to undertake project to identify indicators, conduct baseline studies, annual reviews, midterm assessments and final evaluations. Reviews project assessment reports, compiles and shares lessons for further improvement and for future considerations. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in child development, social work, social sciences or related field. At least 10 years of experience in the design, management, monitoring, and evaluation of comprehensive, community-based OVC programming, social services system strengthening, and household economic strengthening. Demonstrated leadership, strategic planning, and technical skills in programming for orphans and vulnerable children with a focus on improving children's health, nutrition, education, protection, psychosocial well-being, and care as well as addressing household economic and food security. At least 7 years of demonstrated experience in household economic strengthening interventions. Three years of mid-to-senior level experience in developing, implementing, managing and evaluating programs for children infected or affected by HIV, with particular experience in child and youth development programs (e.g. OVC, Early Childhood Development, adolescent reproductive health, etc.). TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0027. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *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. QUALIFICATIONS: Fluency in both French and English. Not less than 10 years of relevant senior activity management experience managing large donor-funded, child-focused programs. No less than 5 years of experience in a range of child protection interventions/ approaches for vulnerable children in francophone Africa. Demonstrated experience pursuing child-level outcomes from household-level interventions. Demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing complex programs with many implementation sites, partners and beneficiaries. Master's degree preferred in public health, social work, management or related field. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0025.
******************************* *GOVERNANCE AND COMPLIANCE SENIOR ADVISOR GREAT LAKES REGION
Pact is seeking a Governance and Compliance Senior Advisor. Under the supervision of the Regional Program Director, the Governance and Compliance Sr. Advisor supports program activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and other countries in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. This senior role is of pivotal importance to Pact's programs in the Region, particularly those in Pact's Mines to Markets portfolio. The Sr. Advisor will have a key role in Pact's work in conflict-free mineral supply chains, including the ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative (iTSCi), contributing to the integrity and assurance of project work in this space. Tasks will include, but are not limited to: Supporting the iTSCi Regional Director with strategic planning, political engagement, media engagement and other external relations. Supporting the iTSCi Reporting & Data team with following-up on incidents and infractions of the mineral traceability and due diligence system. Carrying out feasibility studies and contributing to Political Economy Analyses as required. Reviewing, updating and supporting the implementation of country-level security plans for the Region; facilitating training on security issues as needed; supporting the Regional Senior Program Director in liaising with Pact HQ on security. Coordinating and communicating between project managers on key issues relating to incident protocols and reporting, security measures, communications standards. Representing Pact and iTSCi as required in local, national, regional and international forums. Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources. Ensure compliance with HQ and donor requirements, policies and regulations. Basic REQUIREMENTS: BA and at 8/10 years of relevant experience (or equivalent). Willingness and ability to be posted in the Great Lakes Region. Fluent in English and French with excellent communication and writing skills. Experience of working in the Great Lakes Region and a willingness to undertake extensive fieldwork, often in challenging conditions. Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree. Experience and demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain complex systems and procedures involving multiple implementation sites, multiple partners and diverse beneficiaries. Diplomacy and negotiation skills that demonstrate ability to collaborate and coordinate with a range of stakeholders and complex priorities; conflict resolution skills; a strong appreciation of the importance of confidentiality, critical evaluation, and their relevance to security. Background in foreign policy, political economy analysis, regional security, investigative journalism, or other relevant areas. Demonstrate strong behavioral competencies including the ability to exercise discernment, share success, take action with conviction, keep Pact's promises and provide inspiration. Ability to problem-solve difficult issues. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0012. 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.
****************************** UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
*SENIOR PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER GENEVA
A Senior Programme Management Officer (P-5) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Lead regional and country-level work planning and budgeting in collaboration with the UNDP Country Office (CO) and government colleagues. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, business/ public administration, social studies, environmental studies, agronomy or forest management. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required. At least 5 years at a senior managerial position in a national administration. Experience from regional or international environmental organizations or networks required. Closing date: 4/14/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM-UNEP- 38737-R-GENEVA (E)
*EVALUATION OFFICER NEW YORK
An Evaluation Officer (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: scope, plan, develop and lead inspection or evaluation assignments of the United Nations Secretariat's funds and programme activities, including programme evaluations (i.e., in-depth evaluations of individual programmes, departments or other organizational units) and thematic evaluations (i.e., evaluations of topics that cut across multiple programmes, departments or other organizational units), and carry out all the tasks involved in the assignments, which may include provision of guidance to external consultants and other evaluation staff. 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 carrying out and managing programme and thematic inspections and evaluations or related field. Experience in leading and managing inspection and evaluation teams is desirable. Experience in preparing, managing and conducting impact evaluations is desirable. Closing date: 4/11/15. Vacancy no: 15-MPA-OIOS- 37563-R-NEW YORK
*ASSOCIATE POPULATION AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
An Associate Population Affairs Officer (P-2) is sought in New York. Duties: Assists in developing and maintaining databases on demographic indicators, population and development indicators, population policy information and indicators or information on other population-related issues. REQUIRES: An Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in demography, or in sociology, statistics or economics with an emphasis on demography or related field. A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in population analysis and research or related area is required. Experience with complex statistical databases and analysis of census and survey microdatasets is desirable. Experience applying indirect demographic estimation techniques is desirable. Closing date: 4/11/15. Vacancy no: 15-POP-DESA-39487-R-NEW YORK (X)
****************************** *WATER AND SANITATION DIVISION DTC WASHINGTON, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks a contractual who will provide managerial, technical and communications support to the activities of the AquaFund based on the Bank's DC Headquarters. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree or equivalent and two years of relevant professional experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. The contractual should be fluent in Spanish and English, with excellent oral and written communication skills. Areas of Expertise: academic background in economics, international affairs, management, public policy or engineering, or related fields; experience with the IDB Group system or other multilateral organizations; experience in the documentation and systematization of projects' implementation and reporting tools; experience in the water and sanitation sector preferably in Latin America and the Caribbean. Skills: Ability to undertake tasks without direct supervision, be proactive, have people skills and capacity to create team work are strongly recommended. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs. Vacancy no: 1500000800
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