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International Development and Assistance

Issue Dated March 28, 2014


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Children in Adversity Coordinator Phnom Penh, Cambodia
There is an opening for a Children in Adversity Coordinator in Phnom Penh. Salary range: Depending on salary history; Open period: March 21 - March 27, 2014; Position information: Consulting opportunity; Title: Children in Adversity Coordinator; Performance dates: On/about May 1 - December 31, 2014; Duty locations: USAID's Mission in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Position number: 20022. A. Background: USAID is the lead agency for the United States Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity (APCA). Please see: www.childreninadversity.org. Parallel to the APCA is the newly formed Global Alliance for Children, a public- private partnership established in August 2013 comprised of multilateral, bilateral and private donors supporting the same objectives as APCA. Cambodia has been selected jointly as a priority country. USAID is seeking a senior consultant for an initial period of one year (maximum 240 days), with the possibility of extensions, to serve as the Children in Adversity Coordinator (CAC) based in USAID's Mission in Phnom Penh. B. Scope of Work: The primary responsibility of the CAC is to build a Cambodia Alliance for Children and provide vision and leadership on its strategic and day to day activities and: Support the USAID Mission Director and Deputy Mission Directors as senior leaders of the GAC initiative in Cambodia. Establish and support a high-level national steering committee/ multi-stakeholder alliance consisting of the Cambodian government, development partners, foundations, and private sector entities to promote engagement in critical thinking, strategic planning, and resource/ financial development. Increase the diversity of funding sources, develop and oversee a funding strategy, and ensure that funders' requirements are met. Ensure involvement by the Cambodian government and alignment with its policies and programs. Facilitate the development of a national action plan with clearly articulated and quantifiable outcome goals. Organize a 2014 summit that launches the alliance in country and engages high level participants from government, bilaterals, multilaterals, national and international NGOs, foundations, faith-based organizations, the private sector and civil society. Support the design of USAID funded APCA related projects, in coordination with USAID's technical experts, interested development partners, other U.S. government agencies and departments, and the Cambodian government. Report, as needed, on stakeholders' progress related to the achievement of Cambodia APCA. Complete additional tasks as needed. C. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in a field related to at least one of the APCA goals is preferred, with at least 10 years of work experience in one or more of the three principal objective areas and/or in building alliances. Proven expertise can be demonstrated by high level technical/ operational work and publications and/or presentations in those areas. Excellent communication and relationship building skills essential for working closely within the USAID Mission, with the U.S. government agencies/ departments at post, the Global Alliance for Children, the Cambodian government, and other donors and the private sector. Experience working with bilateral aid agencies. Success at fund development, including knowledge of and success in attracting foundation and corporate grants; ability to identify, steward and solicit donors. Ability to raise the visibility of the organization and its mission. D. Required Application Materials: The following application materials must accompany applications: CV, Written examples of past work, Three References. TO APPLY: Write position #20022 on the subject line. Please submit a CV and cover letter summarizing relevant expertise, experience and qualification, and all other 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 finalist will be contact. No telephone inquiries, please.
******************************* Energy Links Project in Central Asia: Long- and Short-Term Personnel Central Asia
ECODIT LLC is an international development firm dedicated to working with governments, businesses and local communities to disseminate best practices in water, energy, environment, and democracy and governance (DG). ECODIT has implemented flagship water and environmental management projects around the world, especially in the Middle East and North Africa. More information is available at www.ecodit.com. ECODIT embraces a corporate philosophy of hiring the best people, rewarding creativity and entrepreneurship, and creating a productive and enjoyable work environment. Since 1993, we have maintained the highest standards of integrity and quality, always focusing on our core mission of protecting the environment and enhancing the quality of life for people around the world. ECODIT's friendly and collaborative team is located a short walk from the Rosslyn Metro Station in Arlington, Virginia in the United States. ECODIT is seeking short- and long-term personnel for an anticipated three-year USAID project to increase energy security in Central Asia by (1) increasing transparent regional energy trade, (2) improving the legal and regulatory framework and investment climate for the countries' energy sectors, (3) improving corporate governance, operations and commercialization of the energy companies, and (4) improving energy efficiency and demand side management. The Energy Links project will take place in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Turkmenistan are areas of particular focus. The anticipated period of performance is between 2014 and 2017. We are seeking senior- and mid-level experts with the following QUALIFICATIONS: An advanced degree in a relevant field. Over 7 years' international development experience in the energy sector (over 10 years' experience is preferred). Excellent oral and written communications skills in English. Experience working in the energy sector in Central Asia is a significant plus; and Russian language skills are preferred. The following is an illustrative list of the types of experts we require: 1. Experienced CHIEFS OF PARTY with the following qualifications: Over 10 years' international development experience in the energy sector; Demonstrated knowledge of the four energy sector issues described above (energy trade, legal and regulatory frameworks and investment, utility governance and operations, and energy efficiency); Over 7 years' proven experience in upper-level management of international development projects; Demonstrated experience rapidly assembling and managing teams that have the appropriate skills and experience to effectively execute identified tasks; Highly developed interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills; and Experience managing USAID projects is a significant plus. 2. ENERGY TRADE SPECIALISTS with technical experience facilitating cross-border trade of electricity in developing and Eastern European countries, including technical, institutional, political and commercial arrangements, and effective market mechanisms necessary for successful interconnection and trade of electricity across borders. 3. ENERGY LEGAL AND REGULATORY SPECIALISTS with experience providing high-level advice to developing country governments on energy sector regulation, restructuring, and reform; and experience providing technical assistance, capacity building, and training to government energy ministries. 4. ENERGY FINANCE AND INVESTMENT SPECIALISTS with experience assessing the investment climate, attracting private investment in energy generation and energy efficiency, and facilitating public-private partnerships in the energy sector in developing countries. 5. UTILITY GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS SPECIALISTS with experience providing capacity building and technical assistance to utilities, energy service companies (ESCOs), and the private sector to improve operations and performance; and/or experience facilitating commercialization, privatization, and unbundling of energy utilities. 6. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND DEMAND SIDE MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS with technical experience in energy efficiency and demand side management in developing countries, including but not limited to energy management and demand side management best practices; district heating and municipal energy efficiency; benchmarking, auditing, and analytics; corporate energy efficiency strategies; and communications strategies and programs targeted to energy consumers. TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit a brief cover letter and CV under the "Jobs" tab at www.ecodit.com. As part of your cover letter, please indicate if you are interested in a short-term position only, long-term position only, or both. Only select candidates will be contacted; no phone calls please. ECODIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and proud of our diverse staff.
******************************* National Director, World Vision Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia
World Vision is seeking a National Director. 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 Indonesia. In the role of National Director you will lead World Vision's operations in Indonesia, based in Jakarta. You will also be a significant contributor to the broader global efforts of World Vision, currently working in nearly one hundred countries, helping around 100 million people in their struggle for better lives and futures for themselves and their children. World Vision Indonesia (WVIDN) has a National Office located in Jakarta, 6 Regional Offices and over 40 ADP offices. WVIDN's operations have been decentralized such that Area Development Programme (ADP) managers report to a Regional Manager, located within the same province or island cluster. With a current annual budget of US$23 million, WV Indonesia employs 965 staff, including more than 800 staff working at programs and ADPs and spread out in 9 provinces of Indonesia. We are looking for a visionary leader who can combine strong business disciplines with inspirational leadership skills in line with our values and ethos. You will have a passionate desire to help others, especially children. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Provide overall strategic leadership and initiative for identifying and securing financial resources to support the program. Lead processes to develop national office governance from advisory status to governing board. Ensure the highest standards of quality and accountability through compliance with World Vision policies and programme quality standards and international standards for emergency response, disaster mitigation, rehabilitation and development. Represent WV Indonesia through engaging and build strategic alliances with the government ministries, WV Board, major donor agencies, WV Partnership, non-governmental agencies, churches and media. Collaborate with HEA Regional Director in determining the appropriate level of emergency response in country. Oversee relief efforts, as and when they arise and work in partnership with HEA response teams. Build in-country relief response capacity to ensure adequate disaster mitigation, management and response. As a member/ chair of the Vision Fund Indonesia board, ensure that VisionFund's microfinance ministry is integrated with World Vision's ministry to promote fullness of life for children and their communities. SKILLS REQUIRED INCLUDE: Master's Degree in a relevant field. 7-10 years of experience in providing operational leadership in more than one function or country. Candidates must have extensive life/ work experience in Indonesia and be extremely familiar with the culture, political and social mores of the country. Visionary leader with ability to lead and support organization through change & growth with successful executive leadership at the CEO level in the for-profit sector or Country Director level or higher in NGO sector. Proficient both in English and Indonesian. Travel: Up to 30% of the time. TO APPLY: 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 Indonesia, we'd love to hear from you. Find the full description and apply online (https://jobs.wvi.org/WebJobs.nsf/WebPublished/AD14501634DA7BCA88257C9E00651FE0?OpenD ocument) by the closing date 06 Apr 2014. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org.
******************************* International Human Resources Manager I Watertown, MA
Pathfinder International is seeking an International Human Resources Manager I in Watertown. Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do - believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Program Overview: Pathfinder International's mission is to ensure that people everywhere have the right and opportunity to live a healthy reproductive life. The Human Resources department supports this mission by creating a work environment that celebrates diversity, fosters professional growth and development, ensures competitive compensation and benefits, and provides exceptional service to management and staff. Position Purpose: The International Human Resources Manager supports the delivery, development and coordination of international and domestic human resource services, initiatives and programs. S/he works closely with the HR team and in partnership with the project staff in supporting field offices on all aspects of international HR including employment, development and implementation of policies and procedures, administration of local labor laws, employee relations/ mediation, and office start up, maintenance and shut down. The International Human Resources Manager provides generalist support to all Pathfinder staff and participates in the recruitment process for senior management positions at headquarters and in the field. Key Responsibilities: Serves as a member of the Human Resources team collaborating on the development of HR activities, policies, strategy and annual departmental goals. Provides advice and coaching to senior project and internationally posted staff on all human resource related matters including hiring, termination, performance evaluations, recruitment, employee relations and organizational policy. Partners with country HR Representatives and project staff in developing country-specific employee handbooks, employment agreements, policies and procedures and performance evaluation systems. Ensures that all policies and documents are compliant with host country employment law. Researches, develops and implements benefits and compensation plans for field offices. Partners with Benefit Specialist in negotiating and securing benefit delivery systems in international locations through local clinics, HMO's, etc. Assists in the identification of vendors for other in-country services. Partners with Senior HR Manager to drive training initiatives and development program for the organization; Identifies, modifies and implements suitable training solutions to enhance performance; develops and maintains Professional Development page on organization's SharePoint site to keep employees informed of leaning events, opportunities and general information. Partners with other Senior HR staff in the development and implementation of organization-wide recruitment strategies for senior management positions as well as select positions in assigned countries. May attend career fairs. Provides advice on HR related start-up and closeout activities and procedures in coordination with Country Representatives and project leadership. Orients Expatriate and Third Country National staff to Pathfinder as well as to HR international policies and procedures. Coordinates visa and work permits for internationally hired staff. Leads and participates in other projects as needed. Basic REQUIREMENTS: At least six years Human Resources experience (Four years' experience will be acceptable if candidate has a Master's degree). Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, business, law or related field. Experience working in an international development organization. Knowledge of USAID policies and regulations as well as an understanding of non-profit management preferred. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. Ability to exercise sound and timely judgment and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally with employees at all levels. Demonstrated competence in compensation, employee relations, recruiting, performance management and training. Self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent communicator with the ability to present information, make recommendations and influence positively across various levels of the organization while exercising professionalism and diplomacy to accomplish objectives. Willingness to travel to developing countries. Ability to understand and apply local country regulations/ laws to human resources. Exceptional ability to communicate, both orally and in writing. Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Ability to manage complex projects, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality. US citizenship, permanent resident or visa permitting work in the U.S required. Fluency in English required. Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in HR or related field. PHR certification. Experience with Human Resource Information Systems. Additional language skills in French or Portuguese. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment- opportunities/. Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
******************************* Budget Analyst Washington, DC
Are you seeking an employer with excellent salaries and benefits that include 40+ days of paid leave, retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and much more? Well, look no further. AMIDEAST, a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa, has an exciting opportunity for a Budget Analyst in its Washington, DC office. Reporting to the Senior Pricing/ Program Analyst, this position will support cost proposal development, review, submission, including developing pricing strategies, participating in meetings related to program design; drafting budget notes; preparing all necessary forms, representations, certifications and other required cost data. This is an excellent opportunity to step into an expanding international organization, and have a positive impact within the business development department. The incumbent will be comfortable developing cost proposals for both federal and commercial clients, collaborating with senior staff, and self-managing his or her daily work flow. Ideal candidate will review solicitation requirements and advise proposal team and field office on the interpretation of specific costing requirements as well as backstop the Senior Pricing/ Program Analyst as required. The Budget Analyst will propose pricing strategies; prepare proposal budgets in collaboration with proposal teams; write cost notes and review proposal budgets for accuracy and adherence to internal and donor requirements. This position will also ensure headquarters, regional and country support costs are appropriately represented within each budget submission and support program budget monitoring as assigned. Successful candidate will also have excellent oral and written communication skills as well as a strong attention to detail and highly developed collaboration skills. The demonstration of world class cultural attributes and behaviors in all interactions is also required. QUALIFICATIONS: Like your peers competing for this challenging opportunity, you will have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline with at least 2 years of experience in USAID/federal budget spreadsheet design and cost proposal preparation. A demonstrable track record managing multiple short turn-around budgets and experience drafting cost notes is required. The individual must also have advanced knowledge of MS Excel and experience monitoring program budgets. TO APPLY: Please visit our on-line application system, https://apply.amideast.org/ATS_CLIENT, and submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements. EOE
******************************* Vice President, Global Human Resources Washington, DC
Pact is seeking a Vice President, Global Human Resources (VP, GHR) who is responsible for the implementation, development and maintenance of all Pact human resources systems, programs, policies and procedures. The VP, GHR serves as part of the Pact management team and works as a strategic partner with executive leadership and department managers. Building Pact's human resources capacity globally, the VP, GHR will lead efforts to provide ongoing human resources support to Pact country offices for policy implementation and standardization across offices. The VP, GHR will manage a small human resources staff and supervise external consultants providing human resources support. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Strategic Leadership: Develop and implement a strategy for strengthening Pact HR globally. Review all of Pact's human resources systems, policies and processes; continually assess which elements of human resources need to be updated or refined, lead efforts to achieve their completion and establish a level of transparency and accountability in their implementation. Establish and implement human resources department goals, work plans and operating procedures that support the strategic plan for Pact. Establish and maintain effective and confidential working relationships with a wide variety of personnel and leadership within and outside the organization. Lead a comprehensive program of effective job design, feedback and annual performance evaluation that is tied to the over-arching goals of Pact and that corresponds appropriately to compensation. Contribute the human resource perspective to the development and review of strategic goals for Pact. Develop and oversee implementation of an annual human resource budget and operational work plans that reflect the strategic goals of Pact for technical, managerial and administrative excellence. Manage and provide strategic direction for continuous improvement in people management processes and systems for all Pact employees. Ensure the design and application of programs and systems that assist managers to foster a workplace environment consistent with Pact's mission and core values. Ensure human resource participates in the development of a competency framework for Pact headquarters, international and key national staff positions. Provide Pact's Executive Team with regular risk assessments of the organization's employment practices. Talent Management: Provide knowledge and skills in applying a wide range of human resources management practices, principles, applicable personnel laws, policies and regulations. Supervise recruitment staff and outsourced consultants in the development and execution of a comprehensive recruiting plan for timely staffing of Pact programs and departments. Review and monitor the hiring process for US based and expatriate staff. Review all recommendations for US based and expatriate staff promotion, employment separation, reclassification and transfer to ensure compliance with organizational policies and procedures and labor laws. Develop and execute a global intern and volunteer program that advances the objectives of Pact. Develop a highly effective orientation program that emphasizes the critical importance of welcoming and integrating new employees into Pact's culture; working in conjunction with senior management, ensure orientation of new hires furthers the understanding of Pact's mission and values as well as clarifies procedures and processes. Ensure the health and vibrancy of the human resources team through leadership and professional mentoring. Manage the HR team through direct supervision to include regular meetings, regular feedback and situational leadership. Manage performance of all human resource staff and ensure their participation in appropriate professional development activities. Ensure the development of talent management processes such as staff planning, recruitment, performance management, career development, training and development, mentoring and coaching, and succession planning to ensure that Pact has the qualified and committed staff globally to achieve its goals. Ensure managers are provided with the training and support needed to effectively implement talent management processes. Oversee administration of talent management processes for Pact headquarters, international and key national staff. Build human resource networks globally to expand the knowledge base of Pact's HR practitioners in field offices, extend guidance to the field on best practices and establish processes to insure compliance with all local labor regulations. Compliance: Advise Pact executive leadership on human resources compliance matters and develop improved processes to address employee relations and mediate workplace concerns. Direct global human resource staff in the analysis, design, implementation and update of employment policies and procedures. Oversee the maintenance and update of Pact's internal human resources control processes that ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, audit and reporting requirements. In concert with other knowledge management initiatives, ensure the design and implementation of options for hosting human resource forms, manuals and services to employees in a web-enabled environment. Compensation: Direct supervisors in setting individual salaries in a fair and equitable manner through appropriate comparable market data, salary ranges and organizational context. Ensure Pact's compensation package is competitive and structured to support the achievement of its strategic goals. In conjunction with the CFO, ensure Pact's comprehensive employee benefits program is regularly reviewed and adjusted so that Pact remains competitive in the international development community. Ensure all of Pact's compensation and benefits programs are effectively and efficiently administered. Staff Wellness: Lead annual review of global benefits programs to ensure they are competitive and consistent with organizational objectives. Oversee the administration of benefits programs including health, vision, dental, disability, term life and retirement. Ensure that employees are regularly surveyed to determine their opinions and assessments of people management processes and employee well-being. Ensure the design and implementation of employee wellness programs that enhance employee morale and assist Pact to retain qualified and contributing employees. Ensure mechanisms are in place to assist Pact staff access coaching and counseling. Ensure medical evacuation policies, procedures and programs are developed and monitor their communication and implementation. QUALIFICATIONS: A senior HR leadership position in an organization with an international workforce spread across the globe. Experience working on HR for developing countries and in an international development context is a plus. Broad- based leadership and management experience within a human resources department. A successful track record in creating, organizing and implementing a human resources strategy. Knowledge of Federal government HR contracting rules and regulations. Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work directly with senior management in support of Pact's business strategy and in providing advice and counsel. Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment. Strong communications skills. Ability to travel internationally. Deep commitment to the core values of Pact and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues. Ability to provide leadership on policies and procedures and present information (orally and written) in a manner that is clear and consistent to current and future employees. Ability to negotiate conflict and maintain strong working relationships with very diverse staff. Ability to use widely used software applications and HRIS/database; ability to learn new software as necessary. Ability to facilitate training sessions on various human resources topics. Education and Experience REQUIREMENTS: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor Degree and minimum of 20 years of experience in human resources, organization development or other related field. Certification as Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Proven experience in design and administration of human resources management and development systems and procedures. Proven record of excellent supervision experience. Experience in the international development sector is a plus. International human resources experience. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0048. 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. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
******************************* Chief of Party, Civil Society Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Pact is seeking a Chief of Party for a project aimed at strengthening Cambodian civil society. This position is contingent upon award of funds. The Chief of Party will be responsible for the technical leadership and administrative oversight of the project and will act as the primary liaison to donors, the Government of Cambodia and other project stakeholders. Pact has supported Cambodian civil society for over twenty years and seeks to further support, connect and amplify the voices of a growing base of participants from across the country - particularly at the grassroots level - to participate in and impact the decisions that affect their lives and the future of their country. RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for overall management and administration of project activities, providing feedback and support to project team in its day-to-day operations. Oversee all aspects of project planning, including the production of annual work plans, operating budgets, etc. Oversee and monitor quality of organizational capacity development to local CSOs, using customized capacity building tools and approaches to ensure measureable impact. Provide administrative and programmatic support for management of grantees; lead the identification and administration of subgrants to NGOs undertaking innovative initiatives. Ensure coordination of project with other initiatives in country, as well as coordination of different initiatives led by Cambodian NGOs. Provide technical leadership grounded in the project's strategic objectives to ensure high-quality programming that meets or exceeds expected technical quality and reporting requirements. Adjust project strategy and approach in consultation with donor as needed according to shifting realities on the ground. Ensure that Pact provides high quality technical assistance to local partners. Conduct regular monitoring and mentoring visits to local partners. Establish processes that ensure iterative feedback and assistance to local partners. Ensure that all donor and Pact reporting requirements on program impact are met. Oversee project staff in helping implementing partners/ grantees establish reporting and tracking systems to provide key information in an efficient and timely manner. Ensure cost-effective use of Pact and donor resources. Closely manage project budget to meet expected results. Review and approve quarterly budgets and reports. Ensure effective coordination and communication between the technical team and other organizational departments. Act as Pact's liaison to donors, government ministries and partners. Represent Pact at conferences, working groups and meetings, including relevant organizational and external Communities of Practice. Maintain and expand on Pact's position as a thought leader in civil society strengthening in Cambodia and the wider Southeast Asia region. Provide regular written/ oral program progress updates as requested. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of ten years of professional experience working on all aspects of civil society strengthening, including grassroots organizations, network development, national civil society capacity development, NGO legislation, CS advocacy and developing CS campaigns (demonstrated track record of success working on human rights, land tenure and/or policy reform initiatives strongly preferred). A graduate degree (Master's Degree or higher preferred) in a related field of study, such as international development, political science, communications, law. Expertise in building the capacity of local organizations through customized tools and approaches, as well as technical and financial support. Proven track record of success in overseeing projects with strong subgrant components. Proven leadership in the design, management, implementation and monitoring & evaluation of large and complex international donor-funded programs. Demonstrated skills in strategic planning, management, supervision and budgeting. Experience leading large projects funded by bi-lateral donors, such as USAID, DfID, AusAID, etc. Experience successfully implementing USAID projects strongly preferred. Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision to diverse stakeholders and lead multi- disciplinary teams. Proven track record of success in managing, coaching and mentoring staff in an international setting, particularly within non-profit organizations. Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors, international and local organizations. Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written. Strong knowledge of donor policies and procedures. Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental and development context of Cambodia strongly preferred. Fluency in English required. Knowledge of Khmer an advantage. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0030.
******************************* Field Grants Manager Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Pact is seeking a Grants Director who will provide leadership and oversight for all aspects of the anticipated project related to grants and contracts, including provision of grant management support to USAID/Cambodia. The job requires strong knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, as well as close collaboration with Pact HQ to ensure application of Pact regulations. S/he will play an important role in strengthening the capacity of Cambodian civil society through the administration and management of sub-grants or other financial assistance to organizations or individuals, and provide technical assistance to strengthen financial management practices of sub-grantees. S/he will also provide technical assistance and management support to USAID in administering grants directly to local organizations. S/he will apply Pact code of ethics across all aspects of daily work. Responsibilities: Administer the full cycle of grants management activities to local organizations and individuals, from solicitations, pre-award assessments, negotiation and award, monitoring/ compliance visits and close-out procedures. Ensure proper negotiation of the terms and conditions and their documentation for sub-grants and contracts. Respond to issues that arise during sub-awardee program implementation including financial reporting, modifications, oversight of compliance with terms and conditions and resolution of disputes, and resolving audit findings. Provide policy guidance and interpretation for program staff, sub-grantees, USAID and other relevant partners. Ensure timely training of grantees and Pact staff to understand and comply fully with donor standards. Carry out regular trainings as needs arise for grantees. Develop training materials and carry-out regular trainings with grantee partners, directly or through capacity development partners. Support USAID and other relevant partners in the management of direct USAID grants to local organizations. Develop a custom monitoring, data collection, and evaluation system for USAID grant recipients. Ensure that Pact office systems for grants and contracts administration are fully up to date and maintained and that regular reports are provided to Pact's headquarters office. Ensure that all required documentation is available and stored as per Pact regulations. Respond to inquiries regarding compliance with terms and conditions under awards from donor. When required, prepare requests for and obtain clearances/ approvals/ deviations from donors. Review sub-grantee budgets and spending for allowability, reasonableness, allocabilty and consistency. Perform other duties as assigned. Perform all work safely and maintain a safe working environment. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree. At least 6 years of relevant experience. Record of success managing grants directly with developing country organizations. Experience assessing the responsibility and grant-worthiness of organizations through financial statements, audits, and other documentation presented in a proposal or in support of an award. Proven capacity to design and deliver a range of training and technical assistance programs to build full range of capacities for grant management. Grants under contract experience required. Strong knowledge of USAID rules and regulations as related to contracts and cooperative agreements; working knowledge of OMB Circulars and Code of Federal Regulation. Experience working on a legal defense fund an advantage. Fluency in English required. Knowledge of Khmer a plus. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0037. 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. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
******************************* Senior Account Manager, DFID London
Pact is seeking a Senior Account Manager, DFID in London. The DFID Account Manager (AM) is responsible for expanding partnerships with existing donors by cultivating, soliciting and stewarding support to meet annual fundraising goals. The AM initiates and coordinates Pact's positioning efforts and strategic partnerships with select organizations and builds relationships and support specific to new business efforts to secure new funding. This work is done both in partnerships with the country directors and others and DC based headquarters staff. Pact is seeking a London-based individual who will help us deepen our relationship with DFID and secure significant new funding. Ideally, we are seeking someone who is known to DFID - probably for their technical prowess - and has a proven record of helping to develop and sell technical projects of interest to DFID. This person would work closely with many different Departments within Pact to coordinate a smart business development strategy based on DFID priorities. To further develop our existing relationship with DFID we believe this must be led from a strategic vantage point, while at the same time ensuring delivery on the technical design in concept papers, management systems, pricing strategy, cost accruals and full scale project delivery thru design/ build. So this person must be interested in the strategic nature of the role, leading the development of concept papers and proposals, and the back-office logistics that would enable successful roll-out, including the development and enforcement of standard donor required documentation and protocols. S/he would likely travel fairly frequently to meet with Pact's country office management as well as to represent Pact at appropriate functions. The ideal candidate will perform several activities, both strategic and tactical in nature. Potential Activities: Influence and connections; Broaden the responsibility for relationship building; Provide better, more timely information (especially about donor priorities); Engages regularly with donors; Gathers intelligence; Understands donor likes, dislikes, priorities, funding, etc.; Sees patterns and analyzes trends; Connected, influential, respected and experienced - donor seek out as a Pact go-to person; Articulates Pact's strategy internally; Connect with donors and make information available; Can be a "one-stop-shop" for information about the account; Fill the intelligence gap - providing high-quality information; Ensure development, enforcement and compliance with standard documentation of donor requirements; Thru account manager donors will look to our organization for leadership, guidance and expertise and information/ data. Draft, lead and support concept papers and proposals engaging others in the organization as needed, but able to also drive winning proposals to award as appropriate. Respond to tenders. Lead proposal development of framework agreements and design/ build agreements. Provide face-time to key donor representatives. We should build upon energy and excitement - Where there is a champion, we should let them run with it. Shared ownership in the success/ failure of bids. Prioritization of knowledge management. Country offices must be proactive rather than reactive, account lead to partner with Country Directors and others to make this happen. The Account Manager reports to the VP, Opportunity Development. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Articulates Pact's value proposition and programs, researching and listening to donor needs and aligning programs to their interests, preparing grant proposals, and engaging donor staff to cultivate and solicit support for Pact. Designs and communicates a framework for selecting priority countries; prepares engagement plan for each priority country including identifying who will engage each donor at multiple levels of the organization. Works with Senior Management and Country Offices to identify opportunities and partnership targets, as well as opportunities in which Pact can engage in learning, sharing, and knowledge dissemination or thought leadership; collaborates with other technical teams and programs to facilitate the mainstreaming of Pact's partnership approaches in Pact's programming across regions and sectors. Initiates and coordinates key meetings, preparing talking points for attendees and ensuring follow up actions are taken in a timely and appropriate manner. Represents Pact at key partnership meetings and other strategic events; may be the sole representative of the organization at key external meetings, which will include small one-on-one settings and large public forums. Communicates Pact's innovative approaches and successes to relevant audiences, including donors, policy makers, and development practitioners, through print and electronic media, and public events; works with Pact's communications team on web media, marketing materials and other communications on Pact's partnerships. Supports and contributes to the development of partnership engagement related tools, approaches and methodologies, in particular as it relates to due diligence and risk management, opportunity analysis and scoping, and proposal development. Edits and disseminates relevant case studies and experiences in relation with Pact's strategic partnerships; populates internal databases with relevant information. Supports the development of proposals. Supports other proposal development efforts as requested. Minimum QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor Degree and at least 12 years of relevant experience (or equivalent). Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally. Professional polish and poise, with proven experience in developing partnerships at the institutional level, building working teams, coalitions and alliances between organizations. Hold established relationship with DFID either in the field or in London. Preference for: Knowledge of international development issues from the perspective of DFID and other governments, especially in natural resource and extractive industries development, health, human rights, and integrated community development. Knowledge of international best practice and standards for business. Understanding of business and business practices preferred, either through education or other practical business- and for-profit related activities. Practical experience with donors in the international development space, plus and a proven track record in generating funds/ contracts to advance programmatic objectives. Excellent research, writing and editorial skills. Public speaking and high degree of external facing presence. Fluency in English and proficiency in at least one other language. Skills and Abilities: Behavioral Competencies: Role Model for Department staff. Leadership: Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations. Sets strategic vision for Department. Consistently works within internal process and procedures and ensures others do the same. Strong interpersonal and team building skills. Ability to drive Department-wide initiatives. Project Management: Excellent planning and resource management skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences. Ability to problem-solve complex issues. Ability to multitask with ease and grace, balancing and adapting to frequently changing priorities. Advanced negotiating and conflict resolution skills. High proficiency in developing and managing a budget. Technical Skills: Expertise in one of Pact's technical areas or a support function. Expert knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations. High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems. People Management: High proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback and meaningful development opportunities. Ability to mentor others and model successful management team. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 13-0202.
******************************* FINANCE CONTROLLER Juba, South Sudan
CARE is seeking a talented Country Office (CO) Finance Controller. The basic function of the CO Finance Controller position is to develop, coordinate and administer the Country Office (CO) plans for proper recording, documentation, control, monitoring and reporting of financial operations, ensuring that the CO is strategic in its financial outlook. The CO Finance Controller is responsible for the day-to-day financial operations at the CO level. He/She plans, organizes, directs, and is responsible for providing quality financial services to all projects, units and staff in the CO. He/She works closely with the Country Director and Senior Management to ensure that a partnership is developed between Finance, Program and Administration. He/She assumes responsibility for implementation of donor rules and regulations at the CO level. Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. Primary Responsibilities: Controllership, Treasury and Cash Functions, Budgeting and Forecasting, Financial Reports and Quality Reviews, Staff and Talent Management, CO Senior Management Team Member, General and Other Duties. REQUIRED SKILLS: Certified Public Accountant, Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management or equivalent. At least three years as a Controller or equivalent experience. Five to ten years' experience in not-for-profit financial, budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, grants/ contract management, and business management in developing countries. Thorough understanding of financial accounting, reporting and grants and contract management processes. Facilitation skills to conduct training sessions for small, medium and large sized groups. Solid analytical and problem solving, financial troubleshooting and audit experience. Ability to maintain customer focus while handling multiple priorities. Ability to quickly earn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt local practices to global standards. Excellent leadership, coaching and negotiation skills. Ability to work on teams, work at detailed level and understand the larger picture. Strong oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and Word and good skills at using financial software applications. TO APPLY: apply at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid =2260. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
******************************* Finance & Grants Manager Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
The Asia Foundation is seeking a Finance & Grants Manager to work in its Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia office. In consultation with Country Representative and the Program and Operations Manager, the Finance & Grants Manager will be responsible for planning and developing financial and grants management systems, policies, and procedures that are consistent with The Asia Foundation, bilateral, multilateral and private donor guidelines and policies. S/he provides technical assistance to The Asia Foundation, Mongolia's finance and grants team, and to Foundation grantees. REQUIREMENTS: Experience: A minimum of eight years of finance and grants management experience in a senior management role with an international development organization is required. Previous experience with USG, SDC, DFAT and other bilateral and multilateral funded programs and procedures is highly desirable as is prior work experience in the region. Education: A minimum of a Master's degree in accounting, commerce, or related field. Skills: Adaptability and ability to work closely with international and Mongolian counterparts. Strong Financial management, accounting, and grants management skills. Experience working with USG, SDC, DFAT, other bilateral and multilateral donors. Strong computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets and some database management). Good working knowledge of 'QuickBooks Pro' is highly desirable. A good command of both written and spoken English. Training, facilitation, communication and leadership skills. A high level of interpersonal skills. Preferred: Prior work experience in the region. TO APPLY: The Asia Foundation offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. To apply please visit our website at www.asiafoundation.org/about/employment/ and select "Regular Employment." Please place your cover letter and resume in one document and submit it as an attachment. We will only consider applicants who apply online and provide a cover letter along with their resume. In addition, to be considered an applicant must submit their application prior to the deadline of April 4, 2014. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V. No phone calls, please.
******************************* Deputy chief of party / household economic strengthening director Democratic Republic of the Congo
Chemonics seeks a deputy chief of party/ household economic strengthening director (DCOP/HES) for the anticipated USAID-funded Enhancing Services and Linkages for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS (ELIKIA) activity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This project will strengthen comprehensive care and support for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) who are infected and affected by HIV, increasing their chances to grow up to be healthy, educated, and socially well- adjusted adults. This project will support the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief continuum of care in DRC and will serve target communities in Katanga, Kinshasa, and Orientale provinces. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Support the chief of party in the day-to-day management of activity implementation and coordination; Take charge of specific programmatic or geographic areas of operation; Act in place of the chief of party when needed; Provide technical leadership to ensure high-quality programming for OVC that meaningfully and measurably improves the well-being of vulnerable children and their families. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree required; master's degree in child development, social work, social sciences, or related field required; A minimum of 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; Leadership, strategic planning, and technical skills in programming for OVC, 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 minimum of seven years of 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); Familiarity and knowledge of the DRC context; development program experience in DRC greatly preferred; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; French and English fluency required. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to DRCOVC@chemonics.com by April 5, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "OVC - DCOP/HES" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/sdx5qym
******************************* Senior engineer Libya
Chemonics seeks a senior engineer for the USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives- funded Libya Transition Initiative (LTI). LTI supports the transition from the Qadhafi regime to a free and democratic Libya by assisting civil society and the interim government and by strengthening local and independent media outlets. The senior engineer will design and carry out implementation plan development, vendor evaluation, and project monitoring for a number of high-profile community improvement grants. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Oversee and direct all engineering components of LTI's grant activities to ensure soundness of design and construction and adherence to international building codes; Ensure all infrastructure activities adhere to the structural environment requirements of both USAID and the government of Libya; Actively coordinate with program managers (regional program managers, deputy chiefs of party, and program development officers) and teams to ensure timely rollout and completion of all infrastructure activities. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in relevant field required; advanced degree in civil engineering preferred; Minimum five years of construction management experience with increasing responsibility; Knowledge of environmental and compliance requirements of USAID; Experience with OTI/USAID-funded projects strongly preferred; Experience with infrastructure-related RFP, proposal evaluation, and subcontract drafting and management preferred; Experience training and mentoring community partners or nontechnical staff on infrastructure project oversight preferred; Strong interpersonal skills and capability to mentor and manage nontechnical teams required; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluency in English required; proficiency in Arabic preferred. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to ltirecruitment@chemonics.com by March 28, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self- identification form (http://bit.ly/t6VWug) and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "LTI - Senior Engineer" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/y8m6zsv.
******************************* Deputy chief of party for finance, administration, and compliance Democratic Republic of the Congo
Chemonics seeks a deputy chief of party for finance, administration, and compliance for the anticipated USAID-funded Enhancing Services and Linkages for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS (ELIKIA) activity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This project will strengthen comprehensive care and support for orphans and other vulnerable children who are infected and affected by HIV, increasing their chances to grow up to be healthy, educated, and socially well-adjusted adults. This project will support the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief continuum of care in DRC and will serve target communities in Katanga, Kinshasa, and Orientale provinces. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Serve as primary coordinator for all aspects of activity finance, administration, compliance, and sub- grants management. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree required; master's degree in relevant field or equivalent experience preferred; A minimum of seven years of relevant management experience, with progressive responsibilities, in developing countries (of which some experience should be in francophone Africa); Experience in financial regulations, policies, and practices of comparable U.S. government or other international programs funded by other donors; Strong financial and operational management experience with proven management skills; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; French and English fluency required. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to DRCOVC@chemonics.com by April 5, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "OVC - DCOP Finance, Administration, and Compliance" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/546c5jj
******************************* Child protection director Democratic Republic of the Congo
Chemonics seeks a child protection director for the anticipated USAID-funded Enhancing Services and Linkages for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS (ELIKIA) activity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This project will strengthen comprehensive care and support for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) who are infected and affected by HIV, increasing their chances to grow up to be healthy, educated, and socially well-adjusted adults. This project will support the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) continuum of care in DRC and will serve target communities in Katanga, Kinshasa, and Orientale provinces. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Provide expert advice, analysis, and technical support to the provincial and country offices on policies and operational strategies with regard to the strengthening of national child protection systems; Provide technical leadership and ensure effective coordination with strategic partners on child protection, including PEPFAR implementing partners. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in social work, with a minimum of five years of experience on technical and managerial positions; master's degree in social sciences or public health preferred; Experience of the child protection sector within the DRC context, particularly issues related to neglect, abuse, children without appropriate care, and working children; Experience with child protection programming, early childhood development, or household economic strengthening; technical knowledge of community-based care programs and experience with OVC programming is highly desirable; Experience in networking, strong communication skills, and good interpersonal relations; Leadership and interpersonal skills for effective team work, as well as the ability to frequently work independently, taking initiative, managing a variety of activities concurrently, and delivering outputs on schedule; French fluency required; knowledge of Kiswahili and/or Lingala preferred. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to DRCOVC@chemonics.com by April 5, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "OVC - Child Protection Director" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/2g9snm2
******************************* Chief of party Democratic Republic of the Congo
Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID-funded Enhancing Services and Linkages for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS (ELIKIA) activity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This project will strengthen comprehensive care and support for orphans and other vulnerable children who are infected and affected by HIV, increasing their chances to grow up to be healthy, educated, and socially well-adjusted adults. This project will support the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief continuum of care in DRC and will serve target communities in Katanga, Kinshasa, and Orientale provinces. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Provide oversight for all aspects of program implementation and coordination with other programs, partners, and government of DRC entities; Act as the principal liaison with USAID; Supervise all program personnel. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree required; master's degree in public health, social work, management, or related field preferred; A minimum of 10 years of relevant senior activity management experience for large donor-funded, child-focused programs; A minimum of five years of experience in a range of child protection interventions and approaches for vulnerable children in francophone Africa, preferably in DRC; Experience pursuing child-level outcomes from household-level interventions; Capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing complex programs with many implementation sites, partners, and beneficiaries; Experience with USAID policies, procedures, regulations, and reporting requirements; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; English and French fluency required. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to DRCOVC@chemonics.com by April 5, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "OVC - Chief of Party" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/3vcz86w
******************************* Chief of party Thailand
Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID-funded Connecting the Mekong through Education and Training (COMET) program. This five-year, $12 to 15 million project aims to train 20,000 workers throughout the Lower Mekong sub- region (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar) in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, accounting, and tourism (STEM+AT) sectors by leveraging the latest distance learning and mobile technology platforms. This Bangkok-based program will ultimately narrow the development gap in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and empower the workforce in the Lower Mekong countries to take advantage of the benefits under the ASEAN Economic Community. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Provide overall project leadership, management, and technical direction, including leading impact and performance evaluations; Serve as key liaison with the contracting officer's representative and USAID, government counterparts, and regional and local partners; Manage and supervise the work of project personnel and subcontractors; Ensure that all project assistance is technically sound and appropriate; Create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision; Oversee project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree in public policy, economics, education, social sciences, administration, or international relations or other relevant field required; Minimum of 10 years of experience managing regional and complex donor-funded projects, preferably USAID, and overseeing the implementation and management of multiple program areas simultaneously; At least seven years of experience working with the private sector, universities, and/or vocational centers to develop shared responses to improve the number and quality of skilled workers in areas critical for economic growth; Experience in developing strong relationships with private sector, industry associations, universities, and higher education government counterparts; At least seven years of experience managing projects with similar regional focus and complexity of this project; Substantial experience leveraging information and communication technology to improve access to education services; Experience in developing public-private partnerships in a development context; Technical knowledge in the challenges facing education and training delivery in two or more of the STEM+AT fields highly preferred; Ability to manage dynamic teams and programming; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Excellent written and spoken English. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to RDMACOMETCOP@chemonics.com by April 10, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "RDMA COMET -COP" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/ffsp9kz
******************************* Procurement expert Georgia
Chemonics seeks a procurement expert for the ongoing USAID-funded Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) PLUS Project in Georgia. The procurement expert will provide technical assistance to the Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE) and help its Procurement Department comply with international standards. GSE is a joint stock company owned by the government of Georgia, under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy. This assignment is expected to start in April or May of 2014 and last four to six weeks, including approximately 10 days for field work in Georgia. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of formal and informal procurement practices within GSE; Review relevant documentation, including the existing procurement manual; Develop standard tender documentation across GSE, including but not be limited to the following: experience form, financial standing, qualification criteria, price schedule, delivery schedule, and evaluation report; Revise and redesign the procurement manual, in part by including the new standardized tender documentation; Train and coach GSE staff on correctly completing the various procurement forms specified in the procurement manual; Increase GSE's in-house skills and knowledge of preparing detailed technical specifications for procurement by conducting classroom training and several rounds of practical exercises to support institutionalization of the developed skills; Develop metrics to enable GSE to monitor performance of its procurement functions. QUALIFICATIONS: Relevant academic degree required; Minimum five years of relevant experience in procurement, preferably for government entities; Experience in developing/ transition countries highly desirable; Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills; Relevant training experience; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluency in written and spoken English. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to GSEProcurementExpert@chemonics.com by April 02, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "HICD PLUS - Procurement Expert" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/3qxffn9
******************************* Deputy chief of party Thailand
Chemonics seeks a deputy chief of party for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded project in the Lower Mekong sub-region to strengthen the skills of 20,000 current and future workers in the science, technology, engineering, math, accounting, and tourism (STEM+AT) sectors. Working with vocational training centers and higher- education institutions in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, this project will enhance the ability of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) to improve economic integration and global competitiveness through human resource development and access to quality education. The deputy chief of party will reside in Bangkok, Thailand, and provide leadership and support of the day- to-day operations and technical implementation of the project. The deputy chief of party will be responsible for managing performance of teams across five countries in the Lower Mekong region. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in relevant field required; advanced degree preferred; Minimum of five years of experience in managing project operations similar to regional focus and complexity of this project; Minimum of five years of contract management experience with a central focus on management, activity, design, development and implementation; establishing systems and overseeing project start-up under limited time constraints as well as closeout; hiring, training, and supervision of local personnel; and financial management, including budgeting, reporting, and accounting of finances and procurement; Experience in managing monitoring and evaluation plans, progress reports, and communications; Experience in managing training courses and events; Experience working with the private sector in a development context; Experience in ASEAN member countries and proven ability to manage teams with different cultural backgrounds; Technical knowledge in the challenges facing education and/or training delivery in one or more of the STEM+AT fields desirable; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Strong written and oral communications skills in English. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to RDMACOMETDCOP@chemonics.com. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "RDMA COMET - DCOP" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/nbb7hkz
******************************* Procurement advisor Pakistan
Chemonics seeks a long-term, field-based procurement advisor for the USAID Firms project in Pakistan. The country faces enormous challenges that undermine security, political stability, and sustainable economic growth. We are looking for an individual who will excel in this environment and ensure that procurements are in accordance with U.S. government rules and regulation. The procurement advisor will design and implement procurement systems to ensure transparency, competition, documentation, cost analysis, and cost-sharing. With strong expertise on USAID rules and regulations, the procurement advisor will provide procurement support to various functions of the projects, including soliciting input from technical specialists, integrating field office procurement operations, and managing the grants portfolios. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Ensure that procurement is conducted in accordance with U.S. government regulations and Chemonics' procedures, particularly that all procurement processes are fair, transparent, and expeditious; Oversee financial management and project reporting for each procurement; Establish and maintain systems and procedures for overall procurement and subcontract processes; Ensure implementation of project activities in accordance with Chemonics' business code of ethics and USAID and Chemonics' policies and regulations; Manage all subcontract and procurement aspects, including drafting requests for proposals, reporting, compliance, and financial elements; Review all scopes of work and specifications to be incorporated into subcontracts, vendor agreements, and grants proposed by project technical staff for contractual consistency, accuracy, and compliance with company policies and USAID regulations; Manage the preparation, negotiation, and execution of subcontracts and procurements and develop negotiation memorandums for local subcontracts and vendor agreements; Liaise with subcontractors, including generating scopes of work to order their services and routing of their invoices to technical managers for approval prior to payment; Ensure that procurement files are complete and contain all necessary supporting documentation; Manage the preparation of all solicitations and subcontracts, including the determination of the type of procurement mechanism to be used; Track the status of subcontracts and procurements and provide necessary reports to the operations director; Establish and maintain a tracking system for preparation of tenders; evaluation of proposals; and monitoring of contract performance, invoicing, and payment; Establish, maintain, and update vendors' tracking systems and oversee the tracking of all IT and non-IT inventory; Lead efforts to support disposition of equipment in accordance with USAID regulations; Identify and provide on-the-job training to local staff and current and potential subcontractors; Remain informed of all USAID and Pakistan contracting actions and policies; Provide the operations director with regular reports on the status of subcontracts and procurement and any other tasks as assigned by the chief of party or operations director; Travel as required to oversee staff and procurement operations in project field offices. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required; advanced degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education and work experience; Minimum five years of project procurement management experience required, including two years specifically conducting procurement for field-based projects; additional experience in managing field office personnel preferred; Experience evaluating proposals, awarding funding, negotiating, managing, and closing contracts for international donor-funded initiatives, with USAID project experience preferred; Ability to interact effectively and build and maintain collaborative relationships with donors, subcontractors, and multiple host-country counterparts; Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures governing contracts and procurement, particularly thorough knowledge of USAID AIDAR and Federal Acquisition Regulations and contractual and reporting requirements; Experience in Pakistan or similar environment preferred; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; English fluency required. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to PakistanProcurement@chemonics.com by April 12, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Pakistan - Procurement advisor" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/yhttqp4
******************************* Dried mango product development and packaging expert Pakistan
Chemonics seeks a dried mango product development and packaging expert for the USAID/Pakistan FIRMS project. The consultant will provide technical assistance in the development of standardized salable Pakistani dried mango products for local and export markets. Working closely with four dried mango processing plants, the consultant will ensure the adoption of high- quality standardized commercial product development, packaging and storage. This position requires travel to all provinces of Pakistan. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in food sciences/ food technologies or related field required; At least 10 years of food industry experience in production and product development; At least seven years of experience in product development, commercial scale production, and packaging of dried mango products; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; English fluency required. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to driedmangodevelopment@chemonics.com by March 31, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "FIRMS - Dried Mango Product Development Expert" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/rj23mc2 PI74512180
******************************* CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
Church World Service has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply please go to www.churchworldservice.org
RESETTLEMENT CASE MANAGER LANCASTER, PA
The Resettlement Case Manager will provide resettlement case management services for newly arriving refugees, Cuban/ Haitian entrants, and Match Grant clients within CWS/Lancaster. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree or 2 years' experience in refugee resettlement. Work experience and interest in refugee resettlement or other direct social services. Ability to provide culturally-sensitive counseling and case management is required. Conversational Spanish required.
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR AFRICA NAIROBI, KENYA
The Regional Representative guides the development of CWS programming in the region to meet the goals of the CWS Strategic Plan. REQUIRES: A Master's degree in a related field is highly desirable. Excellent leadership skills, interpersonal skills, teamwork skills, written and verbal communication skills, facilitation and organizational development skills, and computer skills required. Minimum 10 years' experience in a management role in an international development and humanitarian assistance organization required; experience in development, humanitarian assistance, and protection arenas.
******************************* 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
NEW BUSINESS MANAGER WASHINGTON, DC
An opening is posted for a D.C.-based New Business Manager to serve as the lynchpin for new business development services by tracking developments, ensuring strategic communication with all involved (including partners), and assisting with proposal management and coordination and related inputs. REQUIRES: A Master's degree in business, economics, agriculture, international relations, or other related field with six years relevant work experience required. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge and familiarity with donor programs and/or their procurement processes. Candidates must have strong interpersonal, communication and troubleshooting skills; the ability to write coherently and persuasively; strong organizational skills; and the ability to work in a self-directed, results- oriented environment. Vacancy no: 14-0010
DEPUTY DIRECTOR WASHINGTON, DC
An opening is posted for a D.C.-based Deputy Director to deliver managerial and technical assistance on project implementation and assist in developing tools, resources and staff necessary to deliver targeted interventions. REQUIRES: A Master's degree in international development, agriculture, finance, economics or related field required. In addition, a minimum of five years' experience of progressively responsible contract management in international development with major donors, including managing technical activities or project component; reviewing contractual deliverables; managing partner relationships; and experience developing, projecting and tracking complex activity budgeting under contracts required. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in oral, written, and reading comprehension abilities. Experience with Microsoft Programs and other multi-media applications required. Foreign language fluency strongly preferred. Vacancy no: 14-009
******************************* GLOBAL COMMUNITIES
Global Communities, formerly CHF International, has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply please go to www.chfhq.org
SHELTER & SETTLEMENTS SPECIALIST SILVER SPRING, MD
The Shelter & Settlements Specialist reports directly to the Director of Humanitarian Assistance and will manage all aspects of program design, startup and technical assistance for emergency and transitional shelter response; develop the design and delivery of shelter and settlements response options to humanitarian emergencies, and represent Global Communities to the global and local humanitarian community for all shelter, settlements, and infrastructure related program components. REQUIRES: Master's degree required, post graduate degree in engineering, urban planning, architecture or related field preferred. Minimum of five years of experience in humanitarian/ relief programming with significant roles in the design and/or implementation of infrastructure or construction projects. Experience designing and managing disaster response and recovery activities. Significant experience designing and developing shelter responses to humanitarian emergencies, incorporating disaster risk reduction (DRR) in program approaches and addressing broader neighborhood and community factors as part of a comprehensive crisis response. Vacancy no: 2181
PRICING ANALYST - SHORT-TERM - 4 MONTHS SILVER SPRING, MD
The Pricing Analyst coordinates pricing and budgeting processes for assigned proposals; prepares budgets for various sized proposals, and reviews budgets for other proposals. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, International Development, or related field. Minimum three years of work experience in a general Accounting, Financial Analyst/ reporting, or Budget/ Costing role required. Experience working in an international development NGO, federal government/ government contractor preferred. Experience with field program implementation a plus. Vacancy no: 2182
PROGRAM MANAGER SILVER SPRING, MD
The Program Manager will provide input to program planning and implementation, conduct monitoring, and perform fiscal oversight. REQUIRES: Minimum five years of relevant work experience in the international NGO/non-profit development sector. Significant experience with USAID programs, financial analysis, business development, and budgeting. Prior international living experience, preferably in a developing country. Prior program development experience. Knowledge of donor rules and regulations. Proven ability to manage and track program implementation, including completion of financial and technical reporting. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Proven ability to write successful work plans, donor reports, and other program management documents. Vacancy no: 2179
******************************* TECHNICAL OFFICER III, M&E WASHINGTON, DC
FHI 360 has posted an opening for a Technical Officer III, M & E Specialist who will play a lead role in the design and implementation of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan for the mSTAR program. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree or its international equivalent in social science, international development or a related field with minimum eight (8) years relevant experience. Master's degree preferred. Must have at least 2 years of experience in managing data intensive programs and designing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for donor-funded programs, including hands-on practical experience setting up and managing M&E systems. Must possess technical familiarity with evaluation methods and standards under the USAID Evaluation Policy. For more information and to apply go to http://www.fhi360.org/en/WorkingWithUs/res_EmploymentOpportunities.htm. Vacancy no: 14080
******************************* INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs.
SYNDICATIONS LEAD / SENIOR SPECIALIST WASHINGTON, DC
The Specialist will lead in the syndication effort for the larger and most complex transactions; lead the efforts to expand the Bank's use of guarantees to fund non- sovereign guaranteed projects in local currency via local funding partners; participate in negotiations with borrowers and co-financiers. REQUIRES: Master, Licenciatura or equivalent degree in Business Administration or equivalent or other relevant field. At least 6 years of relevant experience in the loan syndications and/or capital markets, preferably working in a commercial or investment bank environment. Experience in lending to financial institutions and local capital markets is highly desirable. Proficiency in English and Spanish. Working knowledge of Portuguese will be considered a plus. Vacancy no: 1400001041
OPERATIONAL POLICY FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN DEVELOPMENT (RESEARCH FELLOW) WASHINGTON, DC
This research fellow will support gender mainstreaming activities, the monitoring of Bank-wide gender results and indicators, and the dissemination of GAP results. The research fellow will assist in the development of gender mainstreaming knowledge products and learning events. REQUIRES: Master's degree in the social sciences, economics, international development, gender studies or other relevant field. Minimum 2 years of professional experience working on social and economic development issues; knowledge of gender equality issues a plus. Excellent writing and editing skills. Demonstrated ability to produce quality reports in timely fashion. Advanced expertise in database management and MS Access, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Bank operational systems a plus. Vacancy no: 1400000784
******************************* INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
The International Fund for Agricultural Development seeks candidates for the following positions. TO APPLY: Applicants should send an IFAD personal history form to vacancy@ifad.org.
SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISER, RURAL ENTERPRISES AND MARKETS ROME
A Senior Technical Adviser, Rural Enterprises and Markets (P-5) is sought in Rome. The Senior Technical Advisor, as a leading professional in his/her field works collaboratively and supports technically country/ regional programs as well as the corporate agenda by (i) providing state-of-the-art technical advice throughout the project cycle (identification, conceptualization, preparation, project design and implementation). This includes support and technical back up of result-based Country Strategic Opportunity Papers, project design and Quality Enhancement (QE), project supervision and implementation support; (ii) share knowledge in an effective and systematic way within IFAD, with IFAD partners, and with the public; and (iii) ensure appropriate technical input to logical frame and other programme indicators in support of the QE process. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (master's level) in Business administration, economic sciences, finance, international relations, or related area. At least 10 years of professional work with relevant experience in rural market and small-scale enterprise development and value chain approaches. Experience, preferably within an international financial institution, in the development, implementation, performance monitoring, and supervision of rural market and small- scale enterprise development initiatives. Closing date: 4/10/14. Vacancy no: 1271.
TECHNICAL ADVISER, RURAL ENTERPRISES AND MARKETS ROME
A Technical Adviser, Rural Enterprises and Markets (P-4) is sought in Rome. He/she provides technical leadership at country level providing technical expertise and strategic guidance at all stages of programme design, development, monitoring and evaluation. He/she collaborates with other Technical Advisers to ensure the collection and dissemination of emerging developments in the thematic area. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (master's level) in Business administration, economic sciences, finance, international relations, or related area. At least 8 years of professional work with relevant experience in rural market and small-scale enterprise development and value chain approaches. Experience, preferably within an international financial institution, in the development, implementation, performance monitoring, and supervision of rural market and small-scale enterprise development initiatives. Closing date: 4/10/14. Vacancy no: 1272
DIRECTOR, IOE ROME
A Director, IOE (D-2) is sought in Rome. The IOE Director will be responsible at the highest level for promoting accountability and learning in IFAD, thus contributing to the improvement of the performance of the IFAD's operations and policies. The main purpose of the position is to ensure that evaluation contributes to IFAD's strategy by bringing an independent perspective to the assessment of progress in relation to IFAD's mission, and to play a catalytic role by contributing feedback for learning and promoting accountability to improve the performance of the Fund's operations and policies. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (at least Master's or equivalent) in a field related to IFAD's work. At least fifteen (15) years, of which at least 8 years at a senior level, of progressively responsible experience in conducting and managing evaluations of development programmes and policies especially those supported by International Financial Institutions, the United Nations or other multilateral development agencies. Experience in leading, supervising and managing professional teams of people with diverse cultural and academic backgrounds, preferably in an international and intergovernmental setting. Closing date: 4/9/14. Vacancy no: 1269
******************************* CHIEF STATISTICIAN PARIS
The Organisation For Economic Co-Operation and Development is currently recruiting a Chief Statistician to lead the IEA Energy Data Center (EDC) who will define and implement efficient and effective strategies for collecting processing and disseminating a wide range of energy data and statistics. He/she will enhance market transparency, support quantitative analysis and other Agency work on member and non-member countries and inform a world-wide public through printed and electronic publications. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in a quantitative discipline, such as economics, econometrics or statistics. Extensive senior-level experience in data collection and the production/ presentation of energy statistics with demonstrated analytical ability to define and develop statistical methods, standards, classifications, and systems. Please apply online at https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/joblist.ftl?lang=en. Closing date: 4/6/14. Job Number: 09202
******************************* MIGA PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM - ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL SPECIALIST WASHINGTON, DC
The World Bank has posted an opening for an Environment and Social Specialist. Duties: Ensure that a project to be guaranteed is environmentally and socially sound, does not harm the environment or the project affected population, and complies with both the letter and the spirit of MIGA's Performance Standards on Social and Environmental Sustainability. REQUIRES: Master's degree in a relevant discipline (environment, engineering, legal, or social sciences). A minimum of 5 years of experience in one or more relevant professional disciplines. Strong theoretical base in environmental and/or social areas, combining a broad grasp of relevant theory and principles and of involved practices and precedent. The ability to translate theory into practical applications in social or environmental due diligence and monitoring of moderately complex projects in different sectors. TO APPLY: Please visit www.worldbank.org. Closing date: 4/30/14. Vacancy no: 140316
******************************* 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.
EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST CAIRO, EGYPT
An Employment Specialist (P-4) is sought in Cairo. Duties: Identify ILO priorities and activities for support to the constituents at the country and subregional levels in the area of employment. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree with demonstrated expertise in development economics. A minimum of eight years' relevant experience in economic and social policy development or five years at the international level. Relevant work experience in North Africa would be considered as an advantage. Closing date: 4/6/14. Vacancy no: RAPS/1/2014/AF/02
UN REFORM & RESOURCE MOBILIZATION OFFICER BEIRUT, LEBANON
A UN Reform & Resource Mobilization Officer (P-3) is sought in Beirut. Duties: Perform a range of activities towards supporting and enhancing local resource mobilization efforts in the Region, including regular collection and analysis of data, trends and the review of Official Development Assistance (ODA) flows, etc. in order to guide resource mobilization strategies at regional and country level; managing donor relations and working arrangements in line with the ILO's guidelines on local resource mobilization; piloting new resource mobilization initiatives for technical cooperation activities in coordination with Technical Specialists and in the context of the implementation of the Decent Work Agenda at the country level. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree, or a first level degree and a recognized professional qualification in economics, business or public administration, social science or other related field. 5 years of professional experience in programme management at the national level, or 3 years at the international level. Closing date: 4/6/14. Vacancy no: RAPS/1/2014/AR/01
EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
An Employment and Skills Development Specialist (P-4) is sought in Budapest. Duties: Identify employment priorities and outcomes of Decent Work Country Programmes, as well as sub-regional priorities on employment policy, skills development and job creation. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in economics or related social sciences with demonstrated expertise in the relevant technical field. Eight years' experience at the national level or five years at the international level in the field of employment and labour market policies and/or vocational education and training and skills development. Successful experience in developing and implementing technical cooperation projects and resource mobilization is an advantage. Closing date: 4/6/14. Vacancy no: RAPS/1/2014/EUR/01
MACRO-ECONOMIST GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
A Macro-economist (P-3) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Contribute to the capacity of the Team to analyze and assess the impact of macroeconomic and labour market policies on employment and social outcomes. This includes the impact analysis of tax- benefit systems on labour demand and supply, the analysis of changes in the stance of monetary, financial and fiscal policies on labour market outcomes and the capacity to understand interaction between different institutions and policy settings. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master level) in the field of economics with strong focus on quantitative macroeconomics. Doctoral degree in macro-economics and labour markets would be considered a plus. Minimum of three years of relevant work experience at the national and two years at the international level. Experience in economic model building and macroeconomic analysis. Closing date: 4/6/14. Vacancy no: RAPS/1/2014/RESEARCH/02
******************************* 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 OFFICER GENEVA
A Programme Officer (2 Posts), (P-3) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Serves as a policy officer, advising UNEP, and particularly the Sub-programme Coordinator for Chemicals and Waste, on overall policy direction and country needs in the region that require UNEP's attention. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree Master's degree or equivalent) in environment or development or a related field is required. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the fields of Capacity building, Technology Transfer and Waste Management is required. Closing date: 5/10/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNEP-32227-R-MULTIPLE D/S (X)
REGIONAL HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER GENEVA
A Regional Humanitarian Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Serves as a policy officer, advising UNEP, and particularly the UNEP Coordinator for the Disasters and Conflicts sub-programme, on overall policy direction in the region on specific issues; more generally, reviewing and providing advice on a diverse range of policy issues in the region related to humanitarian affairs as they relate to the environment. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in environment or development related field. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/ emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area. Closing date: 5/10/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNEP-32223-R-MULTIPLE D/S (X)
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER NEW YORK
A Sustainable Development Officer (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: Participates in analysis and the formulation of possible strategies, policies and actions in the area of sustainable development, for adoption by the international community, in particular on policy issues related to the post-2015 development agenda, including the sustainable development goals. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in sustainable development, economics, public policy, finance, natural resources management, engineering, law, social sciences or related field. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in policy-oriented work in a broad range of sustainable development issues. Experience in supporting intergovernmental bodies in the area of sustainable development is desirable. Closing date: 5/9/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-DESA-33263-R-NEW YORK (T)
PROGRAMME OFFICER (BIODIVERSITY, ECOSYSTEMS, CHEMICALS & WASTES) NAIROBI; GENEVA; BAHRAIN
A Programme Officer, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Chemicals & Wastes (P-4) is sought in multiple locations. Duties: Act as the regional focal point for biodiversity and ecosystems, and chemicals and waste MEAs. Facilitate a coordinated implementation of UNEP's and the Biodiversity and Ecosystems, and Chemicals and Waste MEA's programmes and facilitate the implementation of MEAs (COP and MOP decisions) in regions in tune with national and regional priorities. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in environmental sciences, social sciences, environmental management, environmental law or in a related field. A minimum of seven years of working experience in environmental project/ programme development, project administration, implementation and management, of which some should be at the international level, preferably within the UN system. Familiarity with regional issues, and experience in Biodiversity and Ecosystems, and Chemicals and Wastes-related law and conventions, is strongly preferred. Closing date: 5/9/14. Vacancy no: 14- PGM-UNEP-32995-R-MULTIPLE D/S (X)
PROGRAMME OFFICER PARIS
A Programme Officer (P-4) is sought in Paris. Duties: Act as DTIE focal point for resource mobilization, coordinate DTIE's efforts towards resource mobilization and liaise with the Resource Mobilization Unit based in Nairobi; Coordinate and provide substantive inputs to DTIE briefings for consultations with donors and follow-up. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in environmental sciences, management, political science, law or related area. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in environmental or programme management or related field. Closing date: 5/9/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM- UNEP-33337-R-PARIS (X)
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER NEW YORK
A Sustainable Development Officer (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Provides substantive support to the GSDR on the topic of means of implementation, making the link with the work of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on a Sustainable Development Strategy, and other relevant intergovernmental processes. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, finance, public policy, law or a related field. At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience in policy analysis and research in sustainable development, at least two years of which should be at the international level, preferably working on topics related to sustainable development assessments and means of implementation. Closing date: 5/9/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-DESA-33276-R-NEW YORK (T)
LOGISTICS OFFICER NEW YORK
A Logistics Officer (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: Provide expert advice about logistical support to peace operations, to include planning and budgeting considerations for the start-up, sustainment and liquidation phases; considerations and practices for integration of civilian and military capabilities; supply chain management; the synchronization of transportation, communications and information technology, engineering, and medical services; and risk management. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Logistics, Business Administration, Engineering or related fields is required. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in land or air transport, logistics operations in military, commercial or international organizations, or related area is required. Experience in planning, coordinating and managing multifunctional logistics support operations in a field/ headquarters environment is required. Closing date: 5/6/14. Vacancy no: 14-LOG-DFS-31454-R-NEW YORK (R)
******************************* PROJECT COORDINATOR DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA
The United Nations Development Programme seeks a Project Coordinator. Duties: Support the delivery of quality project output through quality preparation of annual and quarterly work plan including budgets; Plan the project activities and monitor progress against the development results, outcomes and the approved work plan and budgets; Coordinate the project team in carrying out their duties at an optimum level through ensuring efficient and effective resource utilization. REQUIRES: Master's Degree or equivalent in Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Meteorology, Hydrology, Geography, Environmental studies, Development or any other relevant field. At least 5 years of working experience in disaster management or related project in the development context. Good management and coordination skills with experience of at least 3 years in project implementation and management. Please apply online at http://jobs.undp.org/. Closing date: 4/18/14.
******************************* STRATEGIC PLANNING ADVISOR, OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NEW YORK
The United Nations Development Programme seeks a Strategic Planning Advisor (P- 5) in New York. The Strategic Planning Advisor will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the Executive Director and in close collaboration with senior managers and staff of the organization to ensure policy, normative and operational management and planning work is aligned with UN Women's mission and objectives and fully contributes to the realization of the UN Women's mandate and strategic plan objectives including their funding. In all activities, s/he will ensure collaboration and coordination with internal and external stakeholders on strategic planning matters. REQUIRES: Master's degree or equivalent in economics, law, business administration, business management, public administration, or other related social sciences. Minimum of ten years progressively responsible experience in strategic development and execution, preferably in an international context. Substantive knowledge of the gender equality and women's empowerment agenda and extensive experience in this field. Experience working with private and public sector partnerships preferred. Please apply online at http://jobs.undp.org/. Closing date: 4/4/14.
******************************* DIRECTOR, PUBLIC-SECTOR ALLIANCES AND RESOURCE MOBILIZATION OFFICE NEW YORK, NY
UNICEF is seeking a Director, Public-sector Alliances and Resource Mobilization Office (D-2) to drive the organization's strategic engagement and partnerships to mobilize and leverage resources for children which includes government donors and other large organizations. In a rapidly changing development landscape, the Director's role is key to position UNICEF as a credible and effective organization promoting child rights and equity. In particular, s/he will oversee teams in New York, Tokyo and Brussels within a changing operating environment. REQUIRES: Advanced level University Degree in International Affairs, Political Science, Law, Economics, Social Studies and related disciplines. 15 years' experience in international cooperation, half of which in senior management position at national or international levels, preferably in a large organization. TO APPLY: Please send your application, and accompanying letter, Curriculum Vitae as well as a United Nations Personal History form quoting "VN-14-003" to recruit.ssr@unicef.org.
******************************* GIS ANALYST, CONSERVATION STRATEGY & SCIENCE WASHINGTON, DC
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a GIS Analyst. Under the supervision of the Director of Information Science, the GIS Analyst will provide spatial analysis support to the WWF conservation programs and other departments, manage GIS assets including GIS hardware, software and data systems; provide cartographic services and GIS support to WWF-US departments; and liaise with similar functions across the WWF Network. Emphasis of this position is on delivering service that is reliable, responsive and efficient. REQUIRES: The position requires a Bachelor's degree + at least 4 years of experience in GIS data management and analysis. A Master's degree may substitute for 2 years of work experience. Degrees in related field such as such as Geography, natural resources management, or Ecology are preferred. Knowledge of biodiversity conservation, or natural resources management as well as an understanding of international conservation issues is required. Please apply on our website http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/careers/index.html. Vacancy no: 14035
******************************* CHIEF, FIELD SECURITY ROME, ITALY
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted an opening for a Chief, Field Security (P-5) in Rome. The Chief, Field Security will serve as the principal security and safety adviser to the DDO on all aspects of the safety and security of personnel, their eligible family members as well as premises, assets and operations in the field. He/she will lead and direct overall field security and safety operations. REQUIRES: University degree in risk, disaster or emergency management, social/ political science, military science, public administration, law enforcement, law or a related area Ten years of relevant experience in security and risk management in a government, police, military, public or private sector context. Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Russian, Arabic or Chinese. TO APPLY: visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete the on-line application. Closing date: 4/8/14. Vacancy no: IRC2477.
******************************* *TEAM LEADER Manila, Philippines
CARE is seeking a Team Leader who is responsible for ensuring efficient implementation of project activities in CARE's focus areas. Expected Travel: up to 40%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. S/He will directly oversee the work performance of Area Managers and coordinate closely with the Advisors. S/He will spearhead the development of project operational plans, guidelines and approaches necessary for the effective delivery of project interventions. The Team Leader is accountable for project impact as laid out in the program logical framework. S/He will monitor the quality of project implementation and work closely with the Area Managers in ensuring that projects are implemented within CARE's programming principles and humanitarian accountability framework. S/He is also responsible to keep the Program Director informed on status and all major issues pertaining to the projects. The Team Leader provides support to the Area Managers to ensure effective coordination with local Partners, government counterparts and relevant actors in CARE's operational areas to increase humanitarian development response efforts. Responsibilities and Tasks: Assessment, Program Design and Planning; (Emergency) Project Management and Implementation; General Management, Leadership and Programme Support; Human Resources; Public Relations/ Media; Safety and Security; Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS (Know-How): Minimum of 5 years humanitarian aid experience in complex and natural disasters. High level of all aspects of managerial experience, including managing multi-million dollar budgets. Experience in complex decision making and leading a multi- disciplinary, multinational team under difficult circumstances, including partnership management. The highest level of expertise in representation and negotiation with governments and donors. Strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security, civil military liaison and program management. Relevant language skills for the country of deployment (English). Advanced English written and communication skills. Word processing, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint, Budgeting and basic accounting skills. TO APPLY: apply online at https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid =2250. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
******************************* *Research and Evaluation Fellow Lusaka, Zambia
EnCompass LLC seeks a full-time, paid Research and Evaluation Fellow for a 1-year position based in Lusaka, Zambia that begins July 1, 2014. This position provides a unique opportunity for a young professional to gain substantive experience in a high- profile position, and has the potential for leading to a full-time staff position with Education Development Center or EnCompass LLC following completion of the 1- year program. The Research and Evaluation Fellow will work for EnCompass LLC on the USAID-funded Time to Learn project led by Education Development Center (EDC) to which EnCompass LLC is a subcontractor. The Research and Evaluation Fellow will work from the EDC office in Lusaka and function as part of the Time to Learn project team. Travel to and from Lusaka will be paid at the beginning and end of the 1-year fellowship. EnCompass LLC is a women-owned consulting firm based in the Washington, DC area. Since 1999 EnCompass has worked in the United States and internationally with governmental and international organizations, foundations, and the private sector. EnCompass provides a core group of services: technical assistance and evaluation, leadership and organization effectiveness, and training and development. EnCompass is well-known for its use of participatory and appreciative approaches, which it applies to its technical work, including research and evaluation, as well as internal organizational processes. Clients include USAID, the World Bank, UN organizations, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. To learn more about EnCompass, please visit our website at www.encompassworld.com. Project Description: Time to Learn (TTL) is a five-year project now in its third Project Year. TTL collaborates with the Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training, and Early Education (MESVTEE) to improve early grade reading in community schools (schools not government-operated) and increase equitable education services for orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC). EnCompass leads TTL's research and evaluation activities, which include: impact evaluations in Project Years 1, 3 and 5; performance evaluations in Project Years 2 and 4; six case studies (approximately two per year) over the life of the project; and managing a research internship program for Zambians. As a member of the TTL project team, EnCompass advises project activities and MESVTEE research and data management committees. Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to those listed below. All will be conducted in consultation with the EnCompass Project Manager, however, the Research and Evaluation Fellow will have a high level of independence. Represent EnCompass and TTL "on the ground" in high profile meetings and serve as the primary liaison between EDC and EnCompass in Zambia. Lead on planning, data collection and analysis, and report writing for evaluations and case studies. Select and manage data collectors from the MESTVEE and institutions of higher learning and interns to build research and evaluation capacity, and conduct data collection. Facilitate trainings and serve as mentor and coach on research and evaluation skills, designs, and strategies. Provide technical expertise to EDC and other partners in research and evaluation. Write quarterly reports and other communications. Other duties as required. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of Master's degree, preferably in education or international relations/ economics with an emphasis on quantitative methods; related degrees will be considered. A minimum of 1 year experience in a developing country required, longer periods and experience in Africa a plus, preferably in a management or other leadership capacity. Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage complex data collection operations of multiple teams simultaneously required. Strong quantitative data collection and analysis skills required; qualitative skills desirable. Knowledge of Excel and Access, SPSS/STATA or open software R (and ability to learn R or similar program), and ability to mentor others in data entry and analysis. Experience in monitoring and evaluation in international contexts. Experience with small group training and facilitation. Ability to work independently. Excellent communication skills, including writing and distance, and a high degree of cross- cultural sensitivity. Ability to adapt quickly to new circumstances and high flexibility. A commitment to the project for at least one year. TO APPLY: Deadline for applications is April 30, 2014, however applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please forward cover letter and resume to kgarza@encompassworld.com.
******************************* *Senior Vice President, Food Goal Washington, DC
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Senior Vice President (SVP), Food in Washington, DC. The SVP leads the Food Goal and is responsible for overseeing all work on food at WWF-US. Sets short- and long-term strategic direction for the goal area and is accountable for Food Goal outcomes. Works cross-functionally to ensure the right resources are brought to bear in several transformational projects. Brings ideas to the stage-gating process, and works closely with the SMT and CCO to manage a portfolio of projects that move the needle on all Food goals. Recognized internally and externally as a leading expert in the field. Brings the latest thinking and innovation about Food to solve complex problems. Major Duties: Strategic Vision, Organizational Leadership, Innovation, Relentless pursuit of measurable outcomes, Communication and Fundraising. Major Roles: Strategic Direction: establishes Food goals and objectives. Constantly evaluates the changing landscape, trends, and developments to keep WWF on track and pointed in the direction of our goals. Thought Leadership: Provides comprehensive view and expertise on food. Ensures WWF has the latest knowledge to shape decisions and leverage change. Demonstrates expertise, shares accomplishments. Outreach to Expert Communities: Engages the broadest community to drive cumulative impact; represents WWF and conservation at expert events. Shares current developments and feedback from those communities with WWF Network. Builds a formal community of food experts and partners. Influencing Key Actors: Works with the Influence/ Relationship team to change the behaviors and policies of key US stakeholders. Helps to build strategic partnerships. Innovator and Change Leader: Facilitates development of WWF strategy; shepherds WWF teams and external partners to develop impactful solutions; steers WWF efforts to highest impact; shares lessons learned. Contributes to the development of big ideas. REQUIREMENTS: Education/ Experience: Bachelor's degree is required. Master's degree or equivalent experience required in relevant field. 15+ years of experience required, including at least 10 years of experience leading and managing projects and/or teams focused on food sustainability. Prior experience with food certification or continuous improvement as well as work with industry or food producers is preferred. Skills and Abilities: Excellent communication skills. Able to lead and manage team; coach and develop staff. Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills required. Ability to drive to results is a must. Fluency in English required. Other languages are an advantage. Excellent organizational skills with an emphasis on program and project management. A high level of interpersonal skills is required, especially relationship management skills and the ability to work as part of a horizontally organized team constantly innovating and incubating new ideas. The ability to effectively prioritize and produce high-quality work under time constraints. The ability to incubate new ideas, subject them to rigor and eliminate the ones that are not suited to move forward. Between 25-30% national and international travel required. TO APPLY: Please visit our careers page and submit an online application. Submit cover letter and resume to http://worldwildlife.org/about/careers/jobs, job #14037. The most compatible browser that supports the application process is Internet Explorer 7, or version 8 and 9 in "compatibility mode" As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and veteran or disability status.
******************************* *Senior Account Manager, DFID London
Pact is seeking a Senior Account Manager, DFID in London. The DFID Account Manager (AM) is responsible for expanding partnerships with existing donors by cultivating, soliciting and stewarding support to meet annual fundraising goals. The AM initiates and coordinates Pact's positioning efforts and strategic partnerships with select organizations and builds relationships and support specific to new business efforts to secure new funding. This work is done both in partnerships with the country directors and others and DC based headquarters staff. Pact is seeking a London-based individual who will help us deepen our relationship with DFID and secure significant new funding. Ideally, we are seeking someone who is known to DFID - probably for their technical prowess - and has a proven record of helping to develop and sell technical projects of interest to DFID. This person would work closely with many different Departments within Pact to coordinate a smart business development strategy based on DFID priorities. To further develop our existing relationship with DFID we believe this must be led from a strategic vantage point, while at the same time ensuring delivery on the technical design in concept papers, management systems, pricing strategy, cost accruals and full scale project delivery thru design/ build. So this person must be interested in the strategic nature of the role, leading the development of concept papers and proposals, and the back-office logistics that would enable successful roll-out, including the development and enforcement of standard donor required documentation and protocols. S/he would likely travel fairly frequently to meet with Pact's country office management as well as to represent Pact at appropriate functions. The ideal candidate will perform several activities, both strategic and tactical in nature. Potential Activities: Influence and connections; Broaden the responsibility for relationship building; Provide better, more timely information (especially about donor priorities); Engages regularly with donors; Gathers intelligence; Understands donor likes, dislikes, priorities, funding, etc.; Sees patterns and analyzes trends; Connected, influential, respected and experienced - donor seek out as a Pact go-to person; Articulates Pact's strategy internally; Connect with donors and make information available; Can be a "one-stop-shop" for information about the account; Fill the intelligence gap - providing high-quality information; Ensure development, enforcement and compliance with standard documentation of donor requirements; Thru account manager donors will look to our organization for leadership, guidance and expertise and information/ data. Draft, lead and support concept papers and proposals engaging others in the organization as needed, but able to also drive winning proposals to award as appropriate. Respond to tenders. Lead proposal development of framework agreements and design/ build agreements. Provide face-time to key donor representatives. We should build upon energy and excitement - Where there is a champion, we should let them run with it. Shared ownership in the success/ failure of bids. Prioritization of knowledge management. Country offices must be proactive rather than reactive, account lead to partner with Country Directors and others to make this happen. The Account Manager reports to the VP, Opportunity Development. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Articulates Pact's value proposition and programs, researching and listening to donor needs and aligning programs to their interests, preparing grant proposals, and engaging donor staff to cultivate and solicit support for Pact. Designs and communicates a framework for selecting priority countries; prepares engagement plan for each priority country including identifying who will engage each donor at multiple levels of the organization. Works with Senior Management and Country Offices to identify opportunities and partnership targets, as well as opportunities in which Pact can engage in learning, sharing, and knowledge dissemination or thought leadership; collaborates with other technical teams and programs to facilitate the mainstreaming of Pact's partnership approaches in Pact's programming across regions and sectors. Initiates and coordinates key meetings, preparing talking points for attendees and ensuring follow up actions are taken in a timely and appropriate manner. Represents Pact at key partnership meetings and other strategic events; may be the sole representative of the organization at key external meetings, which will include small one-on-one settings and large public forums. Communicates Pact's innovative approaches and successes to relevant audiences, including donors, policy makers, and development practitioners, through print and electronic media, and public events; works with Pact's communications team on web media, marketing materials and other communications on Pact's partnerships. Supports and contributes to the development of partnership engagement related tools, approaches and methodologies, in particular as it relates to due diligence and risk management, opportunity analysis and scoping, and proposal development. Edits and disseminates relevant case studies and experiences in relation with Pact's strategic partnerships; populates internal databases with relevant information. Supports the development of proposals. Supports other proposal development efforts as requested. Minimum QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor Degree and at least 12 years of relevant experience (or equivalent). Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally. Professional polish and poise, with proven experience in developing partnerships at the institutional level, building working teams, coalitions and alliances between organizations. Hold established relationship with DFID either in the field or in London. Preference for: Knowledge of international development issues from the perspective of DFID and other governments, especially in natural resource and extractive industries development, health, human rights, and integrated community development. Knowledge of international best practice and standards for business. Understanding of business and business practices preferred, either through education or other practical business- and for-profit related activities. Practical experience with donors in the international development space, plus and a proven track record in generating funds/ contracts to advance programmatic objectives. Excellent research, writing and editorial skills. Public speaking and high degree of external facing presence. Fluency in English and proficiency in at least one other language. Skills and Abilities: Behavioral Competencies: Role Model for Department staff. Leadership: Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations. Sets strategic vision for Department. Consistently works within internal process and procedures and ensures others do the same. Strong interpersonal and team building skills. Ability to drive Department-wide initiatives. Project Management: Excellent planning and resource management skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences. Ability to problem-solve complex issues. Ability to multitask with ease and grace, balancing and adapting to frequently changing priorities. Advanced negotiating and conflict resolution skills. High proficiency in developing and managing a budget. Technical Skills: Expertise in one of Pact's technical areas or a support function. Expert knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations. High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems. People Management: High proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback and meaningful development opportunities. Ability to mentor others and model successful management team. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 13-0202.
******************************* *Deputy Director, Pact Global Microfinance Fund Yangon, Myanmar
Pact is seeking a Deputy Director, Pact Global Microfinance Fund in Yangon. The PGMF Deputy Finance Director is a Yangon-based position who reports to the COO of PGMF on a solid line basis and the CFO of PGMF on a dotted line basis. The position supports the PGMF Finance Director and the Pact HQ finance team to effectively and efficiently manage the overall financial, reporting, and risk management aspects of PGMF in Myanmar under the guidance of the CFO and in support of the COO. The Deputy Finance Director will support the following functions in a manner that are consistent with national and international accounting standards and microfinance governing bodies: (a) financial management and accounting; (b) funds management, treasury and cash management; (c) budgeting, planning, financial analysis and reporting; and, (d) internal controls. Responsibilities: The Deputy Finance Director will support the Finance Director in the following functions (a) Financial Management & Accounting: Oversee the PGMF finance department, general accounting, and a team of financial professionals responsible for the overall financial management of PGMF programs, projects and assets in Myanmar. Responsible for the PGMF liquidity management for loan operations. Ensure that PGMF maintains its stated minimum liquidity as required to ensure a smooth operation of the credit program. Monitor PGMF financial performance and provide financial reports to the COO, CFO, senior PGMF staff, regulators and other stakeholders - in the form required by the regulatory bodies, investors and Pact, Inc., under the process and timeframe prescribed by the CFO, with internal reports required at least monthly. Review all formal financial reports in coordination with Pact Global Finance and the CFO for approval for transmission/ release before they are sent to the relevant donor or other stakeholder. Design, enhance, and implement accounting systems and workflow processes for the institution to ensure responsiveness to internal control requirements. Ensure field control accounts monthly reconciliations are correct, duly signed, approved and verified by the authorized staff. Ensure a regular monthly reconciliation of the loan portfolio account book balance to the portfolio balance in the MIS or other software system being utilized. Ensure that all advances and liquidations of employee and subgrantee expenses, and vendor transactions are adequately supported and appropriately and timely recorded. Approve journal vouchers as appropriate and ensure that entries into the financial management system are current, accurate and complete, ensuring adequate supporting documentation. Act as banking liaison for locally-held accounts and monitor exchange rates to make timely decisions regarding drawdowns and cash transfers. Review Project Status Reports (PSRs) received from headquarters and provide COO, Global Finance Manager, FP&A, and the Program Departments with up-to-date information and pipeline projections that may be needed by donors or for Pact's consolidated budget planning. Work closely with project coordinators over the project implementation regarding forecasting and cash flow projections. Oversee PGMF inventory controls in Myanmar. Ensure PGMF local financial records organization, retention, and security. Ensure compliance with organizational financial policies and procedures, as well as statutory financial requirements. (b) Funds Management, Treasury and Cash Management: Approve the preparation of monthly project cash requirement requests for PGMF operations and programs, based on weekly cash flow projections, ensuring that the cash balance maintained is not excessive as per Pact's cash management policy. Develop short and medium-term financial projections and funding plans as requested by the CFO. Quantify the costs of various funding options and analyze loan transactions. Evaluate and quantify the impact of currency rate changes on the valuation of the loan portfolio and in-country cash and cash-like assets and liabilities. Based on this evaluation and quantification, in consultation with the PGMF CFO, adjust the recorded book value of the affected assets on a monthly basis. (c) Budgeting, Planning, Financial Analysis and Reporting: Oversee budget preparation, processes and management in conjunction with the relevant program managers, PGMF managers along with financial estimations/ budgets for new funding opportunities, including the development and review of relevant standard costs and scales for the programs. Regular review with the CFO and COO of the business plan and strategic plan for the growth of the PGMF and its profitability. Develop 3 and 5 year microfinance projections with the COO and CFO for prudent growth management. Present institutional data that are consistent with microfinance industry standards and reflect reporting requirements from the parent company. Ensure timely monthly closings of PGMF activities in Myanmar, with all financial transactions appropriately entered into the applicable financial management systems on a timely and ongoing basis to ensure effective consolidation at both the local and international level. Coach and train staff in use of financial ratios. Benchmark financial and operations performance against microfinance peers. Analyze and interpret financial ratios and indicators against budget to identify causes of performance gaps. (d) Internal Controls: In coordination with Pact, Inc. manage annual financial and compliance audits of PGMF in Myanmar as related to projects and PGMF by providing timely responses to the Pact HQ finance team regarding supporting documentation and responding to requests for information from external/ internal auditors. Coordinate donor initiated audits of their funds and manage those audits in conjunction with Pact HQ finance team and the project teams. Draft timely and complete management responses to internal, financial and donor audit findings and follow up on corrective action plans as required to ensure that audit findings are monitored and responses satisfied. Arrange capacity building workshops or training for the internal auditors on needed skills area. Update COO and CFO/Pact DC Finance on all audit engagements, audit findings and the status of corrective action plans, as may be applicable. Supervisory Responsibilities: Assist in supervising staff responsible for managing financial/ banking duties of microfinance, general accounting and subaward accounting for PGMF and its affiliates/ projects in Myanmar. Assist in training finance and grants staff in properly using financial programs and tools. Assist in mentoring staff to ensure they have the appropriate skill levels for their positions. Support the provision of training and/or guidance to field staff on organizational and donor policies, procedures, and guidelines, as well as compliance with local laws and regulations. Other Responsibilities: Support presentations to the PGMF board and committee meetings, as necessary. Assist in establishing positive relationships with all PGMF stakeholders (i.e. donors, investors, financial institutions, etc.) in Myanmar. Support sound working relationship with the Microfinance Supervisory Enterprise of the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Myanmar. All other duties as assigned by the PGMF CFO and COO. QUALIFICATIONS: Strong knowledge of microfinance-related financial management or small loan management of private banking sector. Prior relevant experience at a similar level of responsibility. Demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing complex programs with many implementation sites, partners and beneficiaries. Ability to anticipate future conditions, problems and opportunities, and communicate them to management. Professional experience in the region or knowledge/ experience of similar setting is highly desirable. Skilled in accounting and financial management software. Good analytical skills. Ability to work in a challenging environment and travel within the country on short notice. Strong communication skills and cultural sensitivity. Strong leadership skills and management abilities. A can-do, motivated personality that can manage deliverables while mentoring and motivating staff is highly desirable. Written and spoken English fluency. Education and Experience Requirements: BA/BS in Finance, Accounting, or related field. Higher Degree preferred. Minimum of 8 years of direct experience in microfinance financial management or small loan management of private banking sector, including experience supervising staff. Financial and administrative management experience with US and other government and donor- funded grants is preferred. Experience implementing financial management information systems in the field. Audit experience preferred. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: Requisition Number: 14-0047.
******************************* *Chief of party Ghana
Chemonics seeks a chief of party for an anticipated USAID-funded water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) program in Ghana. The program aims to increase access to water and sanitation in rural and peri-urban areas. The chief of party will oversee all program activities and be based in Accra. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities: Provide overall leadership and strategic direction for the program, including technical areas such as coordination and governance, water supply, sanitation, hygiene promotion, and capacity development; Serve as Chemonics' official representation in maintaining communication among all relevant parties, including officials of the government of Ghana and USAID/Ghana; Ensure timely, high-quality, and complete submission of work plans and performance and financial reports. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree in international development, environmental studies, community development, engineering, public health, or other relevant field; Minimum 10 years of experience, including at least five years in WASH programs and initiatives, preferably in Africa; Team leadership or chief of party experience with donor-funded projects; Ability to work collaboratively with host- country officials, donor organizations, and other key stakeholders; Management experience with USAID policies, procedures, regulations, and reporting requirements; Familiarity with and knowledge of the Ghanaian context; Strong communication skills; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluency in written and oral English required. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to GhanaWASHRecruit@chemonics.com by March 31, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form (http://bit.ly/t6VWug) and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Ghana WASH - Chief of Party" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/296g48g
******************************* *ASEAN university network (AUN) quality assurance specialists Indonesia
Chemonics seeks ASEAN university network (AUN) quality assurance specialists for the ongoing USAID Higher Education Leadership and Management (HELM) project in Indonesia. The Government of Indonesia has made important strides in higher education with burgeoning enrollment, increased education attainment, internationally competitive staff/ student ratios, increased percentage of teaching staff with advanced degrees, and enhanced local research capacities. However, the demand for highly skilled human resources and new knowledge is accelerating, and Indonesian higher education institutions lack the quality needed to meet the demands of national development. The five-year program aims to strengthen the capacity of higher education institutions to perform effectively in general administration and leadership, financial management, quality assurance, and collaboration with external stakeholders. These core management areas were selected after thorough consultation with the Directorate General for Higher Education (DIKTI) at the Ministry of National Education (MONE). These core areas are critical to enabling institutions to adopt and deliver quality teaching, research, and service. Absent such capacity strengthening, it is difficult to see how the targeted higher education institutions will sustain improvements in how well they prepare students for success in learning and work. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Discuss new ASEAN trend and strategy with HELM core team specialists to support 50 higher education institutions managing better higher education performance; Review current progress and process of ASEAN's national and regional quality assurance working with Indonesian universities and community colleges; Provide technical guidance related to quality assurance process and systems required for the inclusion in the ASEAN University Network; Prepare paper and slide presentation on preparing for ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUNQA) best practices related to internal and external assessments; Short term consultancy services in 2013 and 2014. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in higher education leadership and management or related field of study required; PhD preferred; Knowledgeable about higher education system in Indonesia; Experience as a mentor and assessor for the ASEAN University Network Qualityy Assurance (AUNQA) preparation in UI and UGM; Proven experience as a presenter and speaker on ASEAN University Network quality assurance systems at regional and national workshops, forums, or conferences; Popular partner with former head of HE-National Accreditation Board (BAN-PT) in Indonesia; 20 years working in higher education administration or related field required; Five years working with ASEAN university network quality assurance processes, including certifications or certification preparation; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; English fluency required. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions and confirmation of availability to indonesiahelm@gmail.com. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self- identification form (http://bit.ly/t6VWug) and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "HELM - ASEAN university network quality assurance specialist" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/9s7qhgs
******************************* *Chief of party Morocco
Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID-funded Youth Employment Project in Morocco. The project aims to increase employment, especially among educated youth and women, and improve access to quality career services in partnership with the government of Morocco and the private sector. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Provide overall technical direction for the project; Collaborate with senior USAID in-country staff and Chemonics field- and home-office staff; Manage and oversee reporting and communication of project progress; Lead and guide project staff managing technical activities; Represent the project at regional and countrywide implementing partner conferences; Assess program capabilities, practices, initiatives, and activities in relation to wider USAID strategic objectives. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in a relevant a field such as education, counseling and guidance, or student personnel; Minimum 15 years' experience in the career development field, preferably in a North African or Middle East context; Experience developing and operationalizing career development centers at the higher education level; Leadership in engaging private sector and educational institutions to collaborate on employment and employability programs; Experience with strategic thinking and planning, training, and human resource management; Good knowledge of Morocco's socioeconomic context; Excellent knowledge of Morocco's higher education and vocational education systems; Strong multicultural, interpersonal, and supervision skills; Ability to give effective presentations and write high-quality technical reports; Excellent ability to amiably collaborate and coordinate activities with multiple stakeholders, including government, education, business, and individuals; Ability to advocate career development concepts; USAID or other donor- funded project experience; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Business proficiency in written and spoken English and French or Arabic. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to MoroccoWorkDev@gmail.com by April 1, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form (http://bit.ly/t6VWug) and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Morocco Workforce Development - Chief of Party" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/b6339g5
******************************* *Curriculum development specialist Thailand
Chemonics seeks a curriculum development specialist for an anticipated five-year, USAID-funded project in the Lower Mekong region to strengthen the skills of 20,000 current and future workers in science, technology, engineering, math, accounting, and tourism (STEM+AT). The project will work with vocational training centers and higher education institutions in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar to support human resource development, enhancing ASEAN's economic integration and global competitiveness. The successful candidate will have a track record of leading curriculum reform efforts to incorporate the most current technical skills and delivery methods, as well as training programs to support delivery of curriculum by faculty and staff. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree in human resources management, curriculum development, education management, or a STEM+AT-related field required; Minimum eight years of experience in participative design and delivery of higher education and/or vocational training curriculum, preferably in STEM+AT, and including three years in a leadership position; Experience with design/delivery of interactive online curricula and distance learning preferred; Experience managing or participating in international education faculty exchanges; Strong intercultural sensibilities and proven ability to work productively with and supervise staff from different countries in the Lower Mekong region and short-term U.S. experts; Extremely strong organizational and communications skills required; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluent written and oral communications skills in English and Thai required. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to rdmacometrecruit@chemonics.com. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Apply here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/6wh6858
******************************* *Career development specialist Morocco
Chemonics seeks a career development specialist for an anticipated four-year, USAID-funded program in Morocco. The program aims to increase the employability of young Moroccans by adapting a world-class career center model for Moroccan universities, to provide career orientation, counseling, and guidance services to students and recent graduates. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in education, counseling and guidance, student personnel, or other relevant field required; Minimum eight years of experience in the career development field, preferably in an international context; Experience operationalizing career development centers; Ability to advocate career development concepts; Experience engaging private sector and educational institutions to collaborate on employment and employability programs; Strong ability to collaborate and coordinate activities with multiple stakeholders including government, education, business, and individuals; Excellent knowledge of Morocco's higher education and vocational education systems and socioeconomic context; Strong multicultural, interpersonal, and supervision skills; Experience managing USAID or other international donor-funded projects preferred; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluency in French, English, and Arabic required; strong written and oral communication skills. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to ChemonicsMoroccoRecruit@gmail.com by March 31, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Career Development Specialist" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/6ndd4tr
******************************* *Mid-level trade advisor Kenya
Chemonics seeks a mid-level trade advisor for the anticipated USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub. The program will aim to increase economic growth, resilience, and integration by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment intra-regionally and internationally between East Africa and the United States. This position is located in Kenya. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Contribute to the development of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) export strategies; Work with and strengthening export promotion agencies; Raise awareness among targeted groups about AGOA opportunities; Facilitate business and market linkages through trade shows and other events. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or equivalent in international trade, economics, public policy, business administration, or related field strongly preferred; Minimum 10 years of relevant experience with trade promotion and market linkages, five of which should be in developing countries, preferably in Africa; Experience educating export promotion agencies, business associations, and firms on preferential trading arrangements, such as the AGOA, as to objectives, provisions, procedures, and eligibility requirements; Experience expanding awareness of the benefits, provisions, and procedures of regional trade agreements to private sector organizations and government officials; Ability to increase awareness within the private sector of trade opportunities under AGOA; Experience helping developing country firms meet the requirements for exporting goods to the United States; Ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country setting; Excellent writing and communication skills; Ability to use the latest ICT technology and computer software programs; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluent English required. TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to EastAfricaTrade@chemonics.com by March 31, 2014. Please note the position title in the subject of the email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Trade advisor - East Africa Trade" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/c428t2v PI73989487
******************************* *Senior communications expert Kenya
Chemonics seeks a senior communications expert for the anticipated USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub. The program will aim to increase economic growth, resilience, and integration by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment intra-regionally and internationally between East Africa and the United States. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. This position is located in Kenya. Responsibilities include: Develop systems to meet communication goals; Develop and implement advertising and public awareness campaigns using a variety of media; Work with the monitoring and evaluation team to monitor the impact of public awareness/ communications activities. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in communications, public relations, journalism, English, international development, international relations, business administration, or related field required; master's degree strongly preferred; Minimum 10 years of relevant experience, five of which should be in developing countries, preferably in Africa; Extensive experience related to developing communications strategies and materials for development assistance initiative or programs strongly preferred; Ability to develop and implement knowledge management tools or systems; Ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country setting; Excellent writing and communication skills; Ability to use the latest ICT technology and computer software programs; and excellent website design, maintenance, and management skills; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluent English required. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to EastAfricaTrade@chemonics.com by March 31, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "East Africa U.S. Trade and Investment Center Program - senior communications expert" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/hxx62g2
******************************* *Senior agricultural trade expert Kenya
Chemonics seeks a senior agricultural trade expert for the anticipated USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub. The program will aim to increase economic growth, resilience, and integration by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment intra-regionally and internationally between East Africa and the United States. This position is located in Kenya. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Lead the program's competitiveness of selected regional staple foods value chain component; Work to promote and implement an improved agriculture enabling policy environment, including supporting regional and national level policy dialogues; Promote structured trading systems. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or equivalent in international trade, agricultural economics, public policy, business administration, agricultural development or related area strongly preferred; Minimum 10 years of relevant experience, five of which should be in developing countries, preferably in Africa; Extensive experience related to developing an enabling environment for agricultural investment and trade strongly preferred; Ability in policy development and technical assistance in implementation; Ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country setting; Excellent writing and communication skills; Ability to use the latest ICT technology and computer software programs; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluent English required. TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to EastAfricaTrade@chemonics.com by March 31, 2014. Please note the position title in the subject of the e-mail. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Ag. trade expert - East Africa Trade" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/b6yyp7p
******************************* *Partnership fund director Kenya
Chemonics seeks a partnership fund director for the anticipated USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub. The program will aim to increase economic growth, resilience, and integration by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment intra-regionally and internationally between East Africa and the United States. This position is located in Kenya. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Work to provide a mix of grants, subcontracts, and purchase orders to local associations and firms and select international organizations to implement elements of the program's activities; Build relationships and award grants; Solicit and analyze grantee and subcontractor proposals according to USAID guidelines. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or equivalent in management, business administration, or related field; Minimum 10 years of relevant experience, five of which should be in Africa or other developing countries; Minimum five years of experience managing and directing funds or facilities comparable to the partnership fund; Experience managing a partnership fund under a large, complex development program; Ability to prepare guidelines, carry out advertising campaigns, and manage fund operations; Ability to conceptualize, articulate, and explain the vision and purposes of the partnership fund; Ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country setting; Excellent writing and communications skills; Ability to use the latest ICT and computer software programs, including but not limited to, tracking and reporting on grants and subcontracts under the fund; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluent English required. TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to EastAfricaTrade@chemonics.com by March 31, 2014. Please note the position title in the subject of the email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self- identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Partnership - East Africa Trade" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/6nvkcfp
******************************* *Chief of party Kenya
Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub. The program aims to increase economic growth, resilience, and integration by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment both intra- regionally and internationally between East Africa and the United States. This position is located in Kenya. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Provide technical and management oversight for the program; Serve as the program's lead in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders; Liaise with numerous public and private sector partners and stakeholders across the East African Community. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's or Ph.D. degree in economics, international trade, trade policy, investment or finance, business administration, international relations, or relevant technology area; Minimum 15 years of relevant experience, including nine regarding developing countries, preferably in Africa; Minimum eight years of experience managing and coordinating complex development programs; Experience as program manager for an effort of comparable size and scope; Experience serving in an advisory capacity to high-level government officials on trade, economic policy, technology, or competitiveness; Ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country setting; Excellent writing and communication skills; Ability to use the latest ICT technology and computer software programs; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluent English required; proficient French preferred. TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to EastAfricaTrade@chemonics.com by March 31, 2014. Please note the position title in the subject of the email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "COP - East Africa Trade" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/fkjjwpv
******************************* *Senior economic policy expert Kenya
Chemonics seeks a senior economic policy expert for the anticipated USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub. The program aims to increase economic growth, resilience, and integration by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment both intra-regionally and internationally between East Africa and the United States. This position is located in Kenya. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Lead the program's policy for its regional integration, trade, and investment component; Support the East African Community to improve the competitiveness and policy environment for trade, agriculture, and investment; Interact with numerous public and private sector partners and stakeholders across the East African Community. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in economics, public policy, international trade, or related area required; Ph.D. degree strongly preferred; Minimum 15 years (10 years with Ph.D.) of relevant experience, including five regarding developing countries, preferably in Africa; Minimum five years of experience analyzing, tracking, and working to improve trade policy and global competitiveness in developing countries, preferably in Africa; Minimum three years of experience managing and coordinating policy improvement activities strongly preferred; Experience serving in an advisory capacity to high-level government officials on trade policy and global competitiveness issues strongly preferred; Ability and experience with cost-benefit analysis and general equilibrium analysis; Ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country setting; Excellent writing and communication skills; Ability to use the latest ICT technology and computer software programs, including regression analysis and general equilibrium models; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluent English required. TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to EastAfricaTrade@chemonics.com by March 31, 2014. Please note the position title in the subject of the email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self- identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Senior economic policy expert - East Africa Trade" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/9rd4nh9
******************************* *Research, data analysis, and statistics specialist Kenya
Chemonics seeks a mid-level research, data analysis, and statistics specialist for the anticipated USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub. The program aims to increase economic growth, resilience, and integration by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment both intra-regionally and internationally between East Africa and the United States. This position is located in Kenya. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Apply econometric models to measure and estimate impact of such economic variables as trade flows, investment flows, and GDP; Perform cost-benefit analyses; Examine trends in economic growth in the region. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or equivalent in statistics, economics, data analysis, research methodology or related area required; Ph.D. or equivalent strongly preferred; Minimum eight years of relevant experience, including five years regarding developing countries, preferably in Africa; Minimum five years of experience researching, analyzing, and reporting on economic issues related to development in developing countries, preferably in Africa; Minimum three years of experience building, populating, and using reporting and analysis databases strongly preferred; experience applying econometric models to measure and estimate the impact of such economic variables as trade flows, investment flows, and GDP; Strong ability and extensive experience with cost-benefit analysis and general equilibrium modeling and analysis; Excellent writing and communication skills; Ability to use the latest ICT technology and computer software programs, including regression analysis, econometrics, databases, and general equilibrium models; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluent English required. TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to EastAfricaTrade@chemonics.com by March 31, 2014. Please note the position title in the subject of the email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Statistics specialist - East Africa Trade" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/zcsp9s2
******************************* *Senior investment specialist Kenya
Chemonics seeks a senior investment specialist for the anticipated USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub. The program aims to increase economic growth, resilience, and integration by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment both intra-regionally and internationally between East Africa and the United States. This position is based in Kenya. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Lead the program's U.S. trade and investment component; Provide direct technical assistance to improve national investment laws to attract U.S. investment; Network and build business partnerships between buyers and sellers, potential partners, and investors; Assist in transactions. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or equivalent in banking, finance, business administration, economics, public policy, international or agricultural development, international relations, or related field strongly preferred; Minimum 10 years of relevant experience, including five years of experience in developing countries, preferably in Africa; Extensive experience working with commercial investment, development banks, and financial services companies in the international field or in international finance; Extensive experience in originating, analyzing, and structuring financial transactions; Proven ability to catalyze development results through mobilization of private sector capital; Experience maintaining close relationships with important capital market actors, including regulatory bodies, commercial banks, microfinance institutions, investment funds, pension funds, insurance companies, and other donors; Ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country setting; Excellent writing and communication skills; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluent English required. TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to EastAfricaTrade@chemonics.com by March 31, 2014. Please note the position title in the subject of the email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Investment Specialist- East Africa Trade" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/d3xbptm
******************************* *Value chain development specialist Kenya
Chemonics seeks a value chain development specialist for the anticipated USAID East Africa U.S. Trade and Investment Center Program. The program will aim to increase economic growth, resilience, and integration by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment intra-regionally and internationally between East Africa and the United States. This position is located in Kenya. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Build alliances with local partners in key value chains to establish a regional platform for collaboration; Promote increased sustainability and effectiveness of private sector-led regional trade associations; Assist in developing competitiveness strategies for the new value chains. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or equivalent in business administration, marketing, finance, management, or related field required. Minimum 10 years of relevant experience with developing value chains in Africa or other developing countries; and desired three to five years private sector experience; Experience researching trends in end markets and supporting firms to meet end market requirements; knowledge of competitors and buyers regionally or internationally; Contacts developed with key value chain stakeholders (producers, traders, actors in supporting markets) and research policy associations; Experience achieving increased competitiveness in a developing country context; Skills for fostering inter-firm collaboration between associations, donors, and governments; Experience promoting cutting edge technologies and methods for increasing firm- level productivity; Experience helping country firms meet the requirements for exporting goods to the United States with regard to meeting external market demand; Ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country setting; Excellent writing and communications skills; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluent English required. TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to EastAfricaTrade@chemonics.com by March 31, 2014. Please note the position title in the subject of the e-mail. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Value Chain - East Africa Trade" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/ywbspfd
******************************* *Senior trade promotion expert Kenya
Chemonics seeks a senior trade promotion expert for the anticipated USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub. The program aims to increase economic growth, resilience, and integration by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment both intra-regionally and internationally between East Africa and the United States. This position will be based in Kenya. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Lead the program's export and trade promotion (AGOA) component; Educate private sector groups and associations, government export promotion agencies, and other stakeholders about AGOA opportunities; Develop and update national AGOA export strategies. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or equivalent in international trade, economics, public policy, business administration, or related area strongly preferred; Minimum 15 years of relevant experience, including five years in developing countries, preferably in East Africa; Minimum five years of experience managing and coordinating promotion activities strongly preferred; Experience assisting developing countries supporting developing country firms export, particularly under preferential trade agreements such as AGO strongly preferred; Experience serving in an advisory capacity to high-level government officials on achieving global competitiveness strongly preferred; Ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country setting; Excellent writing and communication skills; Ability to use the latest ICT technology and computer software programs; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluent English required. TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to EastAfricaTrade@chemonics.com by March 31, 2014. Please note the position title in the subject of the email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Senior trade promotion expert- East Africa Trade" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/c7bqjfm
******************************* *Chief of party Kosovo
Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated three- to five-year, USAID- funded EMPOWER - Kosovo Private Sector Competitiveness and Employment Generation Project. EMPOWER aims to increase business competitiveness and job creation. It will focus on increasing the number and viability of competitive and market-oriented small and medium enterprises (SMEs); creating jobs through workforce development; and strengthening local partners' capacity to provide market technical services to the private sector. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Provide overall project leadership, management, and technical direction; Serve as key liaison with USAID, government counterparts, and local partners; Manage and supervise the work of project personnel and subcontractors; Ensure that all project assistance is technically sound and appropriate; Collaboratively create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision; Oversee project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in economics, management, international development, or related field required; Experience designing, implementing, and managing SME competitiveness and/or workforce development programs; Experience as a senior project manager or chief of party for sector/ value chain development projects; Experience working on capacity building with local organizations, such as vocational institutions and private sector entities; Experience liaising with governments and counterparts and international donor agencies; USAID experience preferred; Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills; Experience in managing activities in post-conflict environments, preferably in Kosovo or Southeast Europe; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluency in English required; proficiency in Albanian or Serbian desirable. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to KosovoEmpowerCOP@chemonics.com by April 9, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "EMPOWER - Chief of Party" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/hn6d4yw
******************************* *Technical specialists Morocco
Chemonics seeks technical specialists for anticipated donor-funded programs in Morocco to enhance the employability of youth and increase civic participation. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. We seek technical specialists with experience in workforce development, civil society strengthening, advocacy, and youth engagement programs with international donors for the following positions: Vocational training and internship program development specialist; Employment soft skills development specialist, with experience in curriculum development and training; Labor market analysis and policy development specialist; Career counseling and career center development specialist; Human resources management specialist; Organizational capacity development and institutional strengthening specialist with experience in financial management, human resource management, and strategic planning; Advocacy and public policy specialist; Public outreach specialist, with experience in outreach to women and vulnerable populations preferred; Public/ private partnerships and private sector engagement specialist; Legal/ policy analyst; Gender/ vulnerable populations specialist. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree in economic development, business, education, international relations, or other relevant fields; Minimum 15 years of experience in managing complex, donor-funded projects; Familiarity and/or experience working in Morocco or in North Africa and the Middle East; Experience managing USAID or other international donor-funded projects; Experience working with civil society; Fluency in French, English, and Arabic required; strong written and oral communication skill; Moroccan nationals preferred. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to ChemonicsMoroccoRecruit@gmail.com by May 31, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Chemonics 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/p2c2ktr.
******************************* *Senior rule of law experts Afghanistan
Chemonics seeks senior-level rule of law experts for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Afghanistan. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. We are looking for technical experts in areas including the following: Customary law; Traditional dispute resolution; Public legal outreach and media; Judicial reform; Court administration, management, and financing; Court automation and case management system; Institution building in the justice system. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree in law or related field required; J.D. degree strongly preferred; Experience strongly preferred as a chief of party, deputy chief of party, or senior governance specialist for large and complex justice sector projects; Minimum 12 years of experience in successful implementation of international development activities, including at least seven years in judicial sector reform; Experience working with informal or traditional justice sector mechanisms strongly preferred; Ability to collaborate successfully with host-country government officials, international donors, and local stakeholders; Experience working in Afghanistan and/or other post-conflict developing countries preferred; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluency in English required; Dari/Pashto language skills preferred. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to ruleoflawCOP@chemonics.com by April 30, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form (http://bit.ly/t6VWug) and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Rule of Law - Afghanistan" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/mzryd3b.
******************************* *Chief of party Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Chemonics seeks a chief of party for an anticipated USAID-funded good governance program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The program aims to support local governance, public financial management, civil society engagement, and legislative strengthening. The chief of party is an executive-level position and will be based in Kinshasa with required travel to satellite offices. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. The program is expected to begin in fall 2014. Responsibilities include: Provide overall leadership, management oversight, and technical direction to the program; Design and develop targeted strategies to respond to governance issues; Create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision that is in line with USAID and DRC government objectives; Serve as the key liaison with USAID, the DRC government, and other partners and international donors; Lead work plan development and coordinate input from program staff, government counterparts, USAID, and other donors; Report to USAID about achievements and results; Demonstrate high-quality performance and integrity standards in compliance with Chemonics and USAID policies and regulations. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree in a relevant field preferred; Minimum 10 years of professional governance experience that includes knowledge in technical areas such as decentralization and local governance and work with municipal-level development; Ability to advise the DRC government on governance best practices; Chief of party experience or equivalent; Proven ability to identify and implement creative and practical approaches to overcome governance challenges in the DRC; Strong interpersonal and written communication skills; Francophone Africa experience preferred; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluency (written and spoken) in English and French required. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to DRCGoodGovernanceCOP@chemonics.com by June 30, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form (http://bit.ly/t6VWug) and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Good Governance - Chief of Party" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.chemonics.com/OurJobs/JoinOurTeam/Pages/Chief-of-Party- West-and-Central-Africa-Good-Governance-2013.aspx.
******************************* *Firms project exit strategy consultant Pakistan
Chemonics seeks an exit strategy consultant for the USAID-funded Firms Project in Pakistan. The consultant will provide overall direction and guidance, develop the framework, and supervise development of the structured exit strategy for each business sector under the project's value chain development component. The exit strategy will focus on the sustainability, scalability, and replication of interventions initiated and development model adopted by the project. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities: Undertake primary and secondary research, including reviewing project documents to identify objectives, implementation modalities, development model followed, and interventions initiated; Develop overall framework of the exit strategy by chalking out its major contents and implementation modalities; Visit various locations in Pakistan to meet the project's contracting officer's representative, team members of the project's value chain development component, project beneficiaries, and various stakeholders of the sectors, to obtain their feedback and insights; Supervise local consultants. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in development studies, development management, development policy, public policy, economics, business, agriculture, or a related field; master's degree preferred; Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating development projects in economic development, small and medium enterprise development, value chain development, and private sector development; Good knowledge of policy-oriented, program-based exit strategies, project planning and evaluation, and strategy preparation; Hands-on experience of working with local and international development organizations; Capacity to communicate fluently with different stakeholders, including civil society, government authorities, beneficiaries, and project staff; Experience developing exit strategies; Ability to perform successfully as a member of multiple project-related teams; Full command of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project) and common internet applications required; Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, and writing ability; Willingness to travel to all provinces of Pakistan; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluency in English required, including ability to set out a coherent argument in presentations and group interactions; knowledge of Urdu and other local Pakistani languages preferred. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to FirmsExitStrategy@chemonics.com by May 31, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form (http://bit.ly/t6VWug) and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Firms Project Exit Strategy Consultant" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/mwr4y2q.
******************************* *Chief of party Morocco
Chemonics seek a chief of party for an anticipated USAID-funded Civil Society Program in Morocco. The program will work in partnership with the government of Morocco and key civil society players to increase civic participation in governance. It aims to upgrade the advocacy capacity of local civil society organizations to champion targeted reforms. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include: Provide overall technical direction for the program; Collaborate with senior USAID in-country staff; Supervise the program's field staff, including guiding staff managing technical activities; Manage and oversee reporting and communication of program progress; Represent the program at regional and countrywide implementing partner conferences; Assess program capabilities, practices, initiatives, and activities against wider USAID strategic objectives. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree in public policy, organizational development, or other relevant field required; Minimum 15 years of experience working overseas and demonstrated success managing complex programs related to civil society enhancement, advocacy, and organizational capacity building; Experience in Morocco or in the Middle East region; Chief of party experience on a USAID project preferred; Ability to strategically coordinate with multiple partners and actors across multiple distinct regions; Excellent written and oral communications skills; Ability to work and travel in remote areas of Morocco to oversee program implementation and provide technical expertise; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluency in English required; fluent written and spoken French and Arabic preferred. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to moroccocsorecruit@gmail.com by March 31, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form (http://bit.ly/t6VWug) and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Morocco Civil Society Program - Chief of Party" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/93jns5t.
******************************* *Local Governance Advisor Tripoli, Libya
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Local Governance Advisor for the USAID Asia-Middle East Economic Growth (AMEG) Libya PFM III in Tripoli, Libya. Role & Responsibilities: Serve as the Local Governance Advisor on the USAID Asia Middle East Economic Growth (AMEG) Project Task Order in Libya. Specific Responsibilities: Assess local capacity for public financial management and assess which subnational levels are involved in implementation (provinces, municipalities). The Advisor should assess ability at the local levels to plan and formulate a budget, execute a budget (including procurement); and to monitor and report on and audit spending. In assessing local capacity, to the extent security considerations permit, the Advisor will need to visit several key subnational governments outside of Tripoli and meet with local officials. Provide technical assistance to government counterparts at both the national and provincial levels with aim of maximizing the potential for quick impact. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Public Policy, Public Administration or Public Finance, or a related field required. Fluency in English is required; bilingual or multilingual ability in Arabic is preferred. A minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience in Public policy reform, public administration, international development. Must demonstrate personal attributes such as loyalty and integrity in addition to being successful in challenging environments and difficult situations, which is inherent in this position. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with "#14-19 Local Governance Advisor", 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.
******************************* *Post-doctoral Fellow Soil and Water Conservation Amman, Jordan
ICARDA is seeking a Post-doctoral Fellow Soil and Water Conservation in Amman. Main purpose of the position: Conduct and support center's research and training on watersheds modeling and management in the Dry Areas. Main responsibilities: Assess soil erosion and soil and water conservation in the context of watershed management. Identify, verify and implement modern methodologies and approaches to model and predict soil losses at field and watershed levels, especially the assessment of the impact of soil conservation and water harvesting interventions. Design and evaluate soil and water conservation measures at farm and watershed levels in cooperation with various stakeholders. Develop linkages to current research and development work in ICARDA's water benchmark research sites to promulgate principles of efficient water and land conservation; and Contribute to training activities in erosion, soil and water conservation and land management. Publish in referee journals with focus on watershed monitoring and modeling, soil and water conservation, and land degradation. REQUIRES: A recent PhD in soil and water conservation or a related subject. Knowledge of process-based watersheds monitoring and modeling (experience with SWAT is an asset). Proven record of publication in reputable ISI refereed journals. Capacity to plan, design and implement soil and water conservation measures and structures. Up to date knowledge of advanced tools and techniques for measuring wind and water erosion, transport and deposition. Computer skills and a solid background in statistical analysis, including geostatistics and stochastics, and Fluency in spoken and written English. Capability in French and/or Arabic and GIS and remote sensing tools would be an advantage. The initial contract will be for 2 years, of which the first year will be probationary period. Subsequent employment is decided based on the merit and productivity of the staff member, and continued need for the position. TO APPLY: Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by 10 April 2014. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from women. Applications will be acknowledged, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
******************************* *Deputy Chief of Party / Senior Evaluation Specialist Bosnia
MSI is seeking a DCOP/Senior Evaluation Specialist who will be responsible for leading and managing technical work related to performance monitoring and evaluation under this contract. Candidates currently living in Bosnia are strongly encouraged to apply. Responsibilities: Lead/ oversee the review of project level M&E plans, and support such technical work as reviewing reporting methods, delivering training on performance monitoring, designing reporting tools and advising project teams on their M&E work. Design evaluation scopes of work and develop methodological designs for both performance and impact evaluations. Oversee, recruit for, and participate in evaluations and assessments throughout the life of the contract, including serving as team leader for evaluations and assessments on occasion. Ensure the short-term technical experts and evaluation team members recruited under this contract are of a high caliber and possess the required technical expertise. QUALIFICATIONS: A master's or higher university degree in economics, public policy, statistics, political science, public policy, or other relevant field. Experience in performance monitoring, including: indicator development, data collection and analysis, designing and field testing surveys, data quality assessments, and reporting. Experience creating and managing performance monitoring plans, and leveraging performance monitoring data for improving ongoing project management. Experience designing and implementing performance and impact evaluations of development interventions preferred, as well as experience working on or leading an evaluation team. Familiarity with USAID policies related to evaluation and performance management desirable. Strong written and oral communication skills in English and excellent interpersonal skills. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. TO APPLY: Please visit our website www.msiworldwide.com
******************************* *Chief of Party, USAID MEASURE Project Bosnia
MSI is seeking a Chief of Party who will oversee the technical, staffing, and financial management aspects of the MEASURE project. S/he will serve as the point of contact with USAID officials in Bosnia and MSI leadership in Washington, D.C. The position will require experience in both management and technical fields, with a proven track record of programmatic accomplishment, professional achievement, management competence, and interpersonal skills. Responsibilities: Coordinate and be ultimately responsible for all data collection, monitoring, report generation, evaluation and related tasks. Serve as the primary liaison with USAID/Bosnia COR and Contracting Officer. Ensure quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the contract, including necessary adjustments to operations to fit the requirements of USAID. QUALIFICATIONS: A master's or higher university degree in relevant subject areas, preferably in International Development, Economics, Public Policy, or Business Administrations. Overseas development experience, and a thorough understanding of monitoring and evaluation, including the ability to implement detailed, organized, timely, accurate M&E programs. At least ten years of experience working in project management in developing countries, preferably including experience in the Balkans. A proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making, communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to assemble and manage, quickly and effectively, a highly skilled, interdisciplinary team. Experience interacting with a broad range of governmental and non-governmental actors and institutions across sectors. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. TO APPLY: Please visit our website www.msiworldwide.com
******************************* *Monitoring Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation Program Islamabad, Pakistan
MSI is seeking a Monitoring Specialist is Islamabad. Please note: Only Pakistani citizens are eligible for this position. Under the guidance of the Senior Advisor for Monitoring and the Director of Performance Management, the Monitoring Specialist is responsible for managing, coordinating, and implementing activities related to performance management for USAID-funded programs and projects. The Monitoring Specialist may participate in the collection of baseline and performance data through primary and secondary sources, using quantitative and qualitative data. S/he may also participate in monitoring and verification activities of USAID-funded programs and projects and perform other technical duties as assigned. This is a short-term position based in Islamabad. The position is initially expected to last for up to 30 days. Responsibilities: Assist in conducting data quality assessments and conducting activity-level performance analyses. Assist in the development of M&E plans, data collection plans, data collection instruments, and schedules. Collect and collate project data. Undertake primary data collection, including interviews and focus groups. Manage data collection efforts of sub-contractors, including ensuring the adequacy of data collection instruments, feasibility of data collection plan, timely collection of data (including surveys), and quality of data collected. Together with MEP staff analyze the field data, as required, and develop draft monitoring reports in English for submission to USAID. QUALIFICATIONS: A Master's degree in social sciences, development, economics, statistics, or related field. A minimum of five years of post-graduate work experience in a relevant professional field. Demonstrated experience in project or program monitoring in development programs. Must have developed logic models, logic frameworks, or results frameworks. Experience in selecting performance indicators, including data collection and analysis. Experience in the design of data collection instruments. Experience in working with different types of organizations. Knowledge and understanding of USAID development programs, its partners, and monitoring and evaluation processes. Ability to multi-task and work under demanding deadlines. Excellent English communication skills (writing and speaking). Fluency in Urdu is required; knowledge of Pashto and Sindhi languages a plus. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. TO APPLY: Please visit our website www.msiworldwide.com
******************************* *Country Director, Urban Sustainability and Governance China
The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) is seeking country director/ chief of party candidates to lead the implementation of an urban sustainability and environmental governance program in China. We are especially interested in candidates who have achieved positive program impacts and demonstrate creative and adaptive program management in challenging environments. This position is responsible for designing and managing ISC's urban sustainability and governance program in China which includes a public-partnership with USAID. The Country Director/COP will work closely with the USAID Regional Mission and other public and private donors to provide project updates, and discuss strategy, obstacles, performance plans, and project achievements. This position represents ISC and the program when engaging with donors, government officials, program partners, and other key stakeholders. The Country Director/COP reports to the Asia Program Director and coordinates closely with the Vice President of International Programs on programmatic and operational issues. This position is located in Guangzhou, China and provides leadership nationwide. TO APPLY: To view additional details about this opportunity and to apply online, visit www.iscvt.org.
******************************* *Director, International Urban Program Montpelier, VT
ISC is recruiting for an individual with demonstrated international experience and success in sustainable urban development. ISC's international urban projects focus on engaging directly with local communities and officials in developing urban sustainability plans; promoting urban resilience to climate change, supporting low- carbon development, mainstreaming climate into developmental planning, developing and deploying urban sustainability metrics, and facilitating integrated solutions. This position is located in Montpelier, VT and provides services organization-wide. TO APPLY: To view additional details about this opportunity and to apply online, visit www.iscvt.org.
******************************* *Program Officer, International Urban Programs Montpelier, VT
The Institute for Sustainable Communities has posted an opening for a Program Officer for International Urban Programs who will provide programmatic and administrative support to ISC international programs under the direction of the responsible Program Director. The Program Officer will also participate as a member of a team in international program development and business development initiatives, with an emphasis on those initiatives directly relevant to the programs he/she supports. TO APPLY: To view additional details about this opportunity and to apply online, visit www.iscvt.org.
******************************* *Senior Program Officer, International Climate Program Bangkok, Thailand
ISC seeks a highly motivated Senior Program Officer for our International Climate programs (SPOIC) with 10 + years of international experience working with multi- disciplinary climate mitigation and adaptation projects in urban environments. Experience in South/ Southeast Asia is strongly preferred. The initial primary responsibility of the SPOIC is to manage ISC's support to the Low Emissions Asia Development (LEAD) program. In addition, the SPOIC will play a major role in shaping and supporting ISC's long-term strategy and vision for working on subnational climate mitigation and adaptation in Asia, and will build relationships and pursue business development opportunities toward that purpose. The ideal candidate is a forward-thinking, experienced, capable manager that is creative in finding solutions to global urban challenges. The position will report to the Senior Manager for International Climate Programs. TO APPLY: To view additional details about this opportunity and to apply online, visit www.iscvt.org.
******************************* *Sustainable Manufacturing Network Director Asia
ISC seeks a highly qualified Sustainable Manufacturing Network Director to lead the expansion of a network of innovative, scalable training centers that promote sustainable manufacturing and supply chains. The Sustainable Manufacturing Network Director will oversee overall strategy development and implementation for a Network of four EHS+ Centers in Asia and identify new service areas and approaches the Network can employ to promote sustainability in the global supply chain. TO APPLY: To view additional details about this opportunity and to apply online, visit www.iscvt.org.
******************************* *Youth Programs Associate (Seasonal) Washington, DC
The International Development & Exchange Programs of World Learning has an opening for a Seasonal Program Associate, Youth Development Team. Duration: May - August, 2014. The Seasonal Youth Program Associate works closely with the Youth Programs Team in the acquisition, design, and implementation of programs for high school students. The position entails involvement in program logistical components, aspects of programming, and on-the-ground participant interaction. QUALIFICATIONS: At least two years programming experience; BA in the international arena and 2+ years relevant experience; Proven written and oral communication skills; including public speaking experience; Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel computer skills; Superior interpersonal, communication, cross- cultural, organizational, and time-management skills with excellent attention to detail; Ability to take initiative, be flexible, and work independently and with a team; Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, coordinate activities in multiple locations (U.S. and overseas), and to prioritize competing tasks. Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of and experience with proposal development, project design, grant management, and budgeting. TO APPLY: Please visit our website www.worldlearning.org and click on the employment tab to submit your application. If you do not see the job you are interested in, please "search all." Please note, a resume and cover letter are required when applying to this position. Closing date: 5pm Friday, March 28, 2014. No phone calls please. World Learning is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.
******************************* *Public Sector Management Experts Somalia
MSI seeks public sector management experts for short- or long-term assignments in Somalia to support upcoming donor-funded (USAID, DFID, UNDP, etc.) public sector strengthening initiatives at the regional and federal levels in Somalia. Positions may be located with various regional administrations throughout Somalia or with the federal government in Mogadishu. Specific assignments will vary, and they may include: systems analysis, human resources management, personnel administration, civil service reform, public financial management, coordination with other ministries and government units, planning, policy support, training, mentoring, training of trainers, procurement, and other public sector management tasks as necessary. Applicants should specify in their cover letter in which regions they have experience and in which regions they are willing to work. QUALIFICATIONS: 10+ years of experience in public sector management, public policy, and/or public administration. Experience working in the Horn of Africa desirable, experience in Somalia preferred. Experience working in fragile or post-conflict environments required. Experience working with host government entities on donor-funded public sector strengthening programs required. Proven leadership and practical experience implementing: public sector reform, civil service reform, institutional capacity building, human resources management, personnel administration, public financial management, contracting and procurement, monitoring and evaluation, and/or planning. Broad knowledge and understanding of the major political, economic, and social development issues in Somalia preferred. University degree in public administration or related fields, such as public policy, international relations, international development, economics, or other social science. Knowledge of Somali language desirable, fluent English required. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. TO APPLY: Please visit our website www.msiworldwide.com
******************************* *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 "14-23A 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.
******************************* CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
Catholic Relief Services has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.crs.org/about/careers/
*PROGRAM OFFICER I - UNIVERSITY ENGAGEMENT BALTIMORE, MD
This position will play a leading role in enhancing our student engagement program (CRS Campus Ambassadors) and the corresponding outreach, training, and resources (educational/ advocacy/ spirituality) needed to build the capacity and structure to grow and sustain this program. REQUIRES: Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree preferred in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, Global Studies, International Development, Political Science, Business or related field. 2-4 years' work experience - preferably in higher education, social justice office, international experience or related area. Demonstrated understanding and experience in the management of strong and effective student organizations or student leadership experiences and the corresponding university administrative processes that support this. Vacancy no: D1663
*TECHNICAL ADVISOR II - AGRICULTURE LIVELIHOODS RESEARCH BALTIMORE, MD
The Technical Advisor for Research and Learning will work within the Agriculture and Livelihoods team to provide technical and strategic leadership to strengthen agency capacity and acquire resources. REQUIRES: Preferred PhD in agriculture, or related area, but at least an MSc/M.A. in a development related field, such as agricultural economics, agriculture, agro-enterprise or agribusiness management. Preferred at least 3 years field experience in agricultural or rural development programs in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or Southern Asia. Strong Information Technology skills and capacity to learn new programs. Ability to support proposal development. Vacancy no: D1659
******************************* *DIRECTOR FOR PROGRAM TECHNICAL SUPPORT US
Adventist Development & Relief has posted an opening for a Director of the Program Technical Support Unit who supports the Vice President for Programs by leading the PTS Unit in providing technical expertise for ADRA's current and future Development programs. REQUIRES: Master's degree in a technical discipline related to International development, or non-profit management. PhD in degree above preferred. 5+ years of experience in leadership and management. 7+ years of professional technical experience working with an international PVO/NGO, US Government, multilateral or private sector institution. For more information and to apply got to www.jobs-adra.icims.com/jobs/intro. Vacancy no: 289
******************************* OXFAM AMERICA
Oxfam America has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.oxfamamerica.org/whoweare/jobs/available- positions
*EJ POLICY AND RESEARCH COORDINATOR ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
The Coordinator will ensure the link between HARO's program work with policy advocacy and campaign issues of Economic Justice campaign in Ethiopia through implementation of on-going climate change work and the potential link between climate change, agriculture and micro-insurance. REQUIRES: A Minimum of MSc in Agricultural/ Natural Resource Economics, Development studies or related fields. At least 5 years of experience in program development and management in areas of Agricultural/ Natural Resource Economics and food security with a strong policy and advocacy background in agriculture, climate change and natural resource management. A profound knowledge of food Ethiopian Agriculture, Climate Change in the Ethiopian context and HARO programs, is obligatory.
*RESEARCH AND EVALUATION ADVISOR, PRIVATE SECTOR DEPARTMENT BOSTON, MA OR WASHINGTON, DC
The Research and Evaluation Advisor leads PSD's research and monitoring, evaluation and learning activities and build staff capabilities in MEL and research. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in social sciences with focus on international development, or equivalent experience conducting research. At least four to eight years of work experience in designing, analyzing and managing research and/or policy analysis. Experience in conducting and managing significant research projects involving various research techniques. Exceptional research, analytical and writing skills. Must be able to explain issues to audiences with limited expertise in the issues.
*RESEARCH AND EVALUATION ADVISOR BOSTON, MA
The Advisor will coordinate and support the development and commissioning of impact assessments and outcome evaluative research across programming, and the development of systems for analyzing and disseminating key learning in support of agency-wide program learning and accountability. REQUIRES: Master's degree in the social sciences or equivalent experience. Five or more years' experience in evaluation, and research. Experience of working with organizations engaged in international development and social justice work. Strong understanding of multiple evaluation methodologies for rights-based international development work.
******************************* *MARKET DYNAMICS SPECIALIST, PUBLIC HEALTH IMPACT SEATTLE, WA
PATH has posted an opening for a Market Dynamics Specialist who will serve as a technical and programmatic leader with PATH's cross-cutting team in market dynamics and modelling. REQUIRES: Master's Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Public Health, or equivalent advanced degree with a minimum of eight years' experience with market analysis, management consulting or other relevant private and public sector experience. For more information and to apply visit www.path.org/employment.php. Vacancy no: 5951
******************************* INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs.
*RESEARCH FELLOWS WASHINGTON, DC
The Fellows will work with RES researchers and perform the following activities: Assist researchers in the preparation of research papers, reports, and presentations; Identify, compile, and organize databases; Perform econometric and statistical analyses; Prepare literature reviews; Participate in academic discussions on research findings. REQUIRES: Undergraduate degree in economics. Master's degree in economics, public policy, or related field preferred. Candidates should have a strong quantitative background (e.g., econometrics, programming). Prospects of engaging in doctoral-level studies preferred. Experience: In applied research at a recognized university, research center, or government agency; Strong background in econometrics, mathematics, and statistics; Experience in applied econometric methodologies; Experience with econometric packages such as Stata, MATLAB, R, or EViews. Advanced programming level preferred. Vacancy no: 1400000842. Closing date: 3/31/14.
*OPERATIONAL PROGRAM TTC CONSULTANT WASHINGTON, DC
The consultant will impact the quality of the Department's project proposals and operational agenda in all areas of the sector by providing technical and analytical support. REQUIRES: Masters' degree in public policy, public administration, economics, sociology, political science or related field. Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of relevant applied professional and/or academic experience, with a strong background in project design and/or management, evaluability, monitoring and evaluation. Proficiency in Spanish and English required. Proficiency in Portuguese and/or French desirable. Vacancy no: 1400000849
*FISCAL POLICY CONSULTANT WASHINGTON, DC
The objective of the consultancy is for the consultant to work on the quality and depth of research products in all areas of the sector, providing technical and analytical inputs, and supporting the dissemination of the IDB brand in knowledge products on institutions. REQUIRES: Candidate should have 5 or more years of experience and completed a Masters in Economics with a strong background in applied econometrics work. Research experience in applied economics. Demonstrated leadership in undertaking research projects and supervising junior staff is highly desirable. Vacancy no: 1400000789
******************************* 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.
*STATISTICIAN ADDIS ABABA
A Statistician (P-4) is sought in Addis Ababa. Duties: Ensures the quality of collected data for accuracy, consistency and comparability. Initiates and coordinates the development of appropriate methods for obtaining relevant data. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in statistics, mathematics, economics, sociology or related field. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data or related area. Closing date: 5/3/14. Vacancy no: 14-STT-ECA-33202-F- ADDIS ABABA (R)
*PROGRAMME OFFICER GENEVA
A Programme Officer (P-4) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Identify, formulate, supervise the implementation, monitor, and evaluate assigned programmes/ projects in the Pan- European region at the regional, sub-regional, and national level, ensuring coherence with UNEP's Programme of work, ROE's Business Plan, and UNEP's involvement in 'Delivering as One' initiatives. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in Environmental Sciences, business administration, management, economics or a related field. A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in environmental matters at the international level, project or programme management, administration or related area. Experience in dealing with Governments. Familiarity with the formulation and management of UN programmes is highly desirable. Closing date: 5/2/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNEP-33190-R-GENEVA (R)
*MIKES COORDINATOR NAIROBI
A MIKES Coordinator (P-4) is sought in Nairobi. Duties: monitoring project implementation, including the analysis of challenges and proposing corrective actions; monitoring project budget allocations and expenditures; requesting actions for recruitment of experts and ensuring satisfactory and expeditious completion of services and outputs. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in natural resources management, business administration or a related field. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management in programme area associate with the post. Closing date: 5/2/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNEP-33104-R-NAIROBI (X)
*PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER NAIROBI
A Programme Management Officer (P-3) is sought in Nairobi. Duties: Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/ projects, in relation to biodiversity Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) namely, CBD, Nagoya Protocol on ABS, Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, CITES, CMS and related Agreements etc. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in environmental studies, environmental law or a related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area. Closing date: 5/2/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM- UNEP-32984-R-NAIROBI (X)
*CHIEF, TRANSPORT DIVISION BANGKOK
A Chief, Transport Division (D-1) is sought in Bangkok. Duties: Formulates and implements the substantive work programme of the Transport Division. Oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Division, ensures that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion and co-ordinates work in the different areas both within the Division, within ESCAP including Subregional Offices, and with other organizations of the United Nations System, as appropriate. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, transport economics, business administration, public administration, law, social sciences or related area. A minimum of fifteen years (or seventeen years for candidates with a first level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in transport economics, economics, transport infrastructure, transport policy, economic development or related field. Closing date: 4/29/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-ESCAP-33661-R- BANGKOK(G)
******************************* ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The Organisation For Economic Co-Operation and Development seeks applicants for the following positions. Please apply online at https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/joblist.ftl?lang=en
*HEAD OF STATISTICS AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE DIVISION PARIS
As a member of the senior management team the Head of the Statistics and Development Finance Division will contribute to advancing the strategic objectives of the Secretary-General in the area of development co-operation, and push forward the DCD's workstream on external financing for development with a view to reaching consensus at ministerial level on a new measure of total official support for development in December 2014. S/he will ensure effective engagement with stakeholders and partners both inside and outside the Organisation and will help advance the OECD international leadership on these issues. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in economics or another relevant field with a specialization in development/ development finance issues. At least ten years' senior level experience working on international development and related policy issues, in a bilateral or multilateral development agency. Closing date: 3/31/14. Job Number: 09197.
*TWO DEVELOPMENT ECONOMISTS: AFRICA DESK AND SOCIAL COHESION UNIT PARIS
The Centre is looking for two Economists: one to contribute to the work of the Africa Desk and other to the social protection programme of the Social Cohesion Unit. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in economics or relevant related fields. A PhD will constitute a clear advantage. A specialization in social policy issues, international economic issues and/or Africa would be a key asset. At least three years' experience in applied economic research in the context of emerging or developing economies. Extensive experience of applied economic analysis including the handling of data sources, econometric techniques and the use of statistical software, attested by publications. Closing date: 3/30/14. Job Number: 09198.
*OECD CHIEF ECONOMIST AND HEAD OF ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT PARIS
The OECD Chief Economist provides intellectual leadership and strategic guidance to the work of the Economics Department, advancing the strategic orientations of the Secretary-General in the area of economic performance and ensuring that they fully reflect the multidimensional nature of the OECD and in supporting OECD member and partner countries, advancing policy solutions to the challenges they face. This position is also a main contributor to the OECD's initiative on New Approaches to Economic Challenges. REQUIRES: Advanced academic training in economics from a leading institution. A Ph.D. is strongly desired. Recognized in the international economic community as a frontrunner of up-to-date and innovative economic thinking. Broad knowledge and proven track record of research of global economic issues both in developed and developing economies. An ability to bridge the latest theoretical approaches to different disciplines and best practices and policies. Closing date: 4/6/14. Job Number: 09196.
******************************* *Chief of Party Dhaka, Bangladesh
Plan is seeking a Chief of Party in Dhaka. Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan aims to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalized with high quality programmes that deliver long lasting benefits by increasing its income, working in partnership with others and operating effectively. Please see http://plan-international.org/about-plan for Plan's Strategy. Plan Bangladesh is presently implementing its third country strategic plan, 2011-2015. Reducing prevalence of domestic violence is one of the objectives of the present CSP which is covered under the 'protection of vulnerable children' programme. Plan Bangladesh has been awarded a five year grant of $12.7 from USAID to implement the Protecting Human Rights (PHR) Project which is entering its fourth year. Plan Bangladesh is using these funds to contribute to the agreed strategic goal of reducing the prevalence of domestic violence. The work under the PHR project reaches into six districts in Bangladesh. The Chief of Party is in charge of providing overall technical and managerial leadership, including technical oversight, financial management and administration, and grants management of PHR Project. S/he oversees annual planning, the implementation process, and monitoring progress towards project's goals and objectives and defines measures to ensure the highest quality of project interventions and partnership management. S/he also ensures that PHR meets Plan's corporate and USAID's defined standards in the operations and implementation of the project. Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position: Leads the process of developing annual project implementation plan with detailed activities, operational processes and budget for field level implementation. Performance indicators: Project implementation plan, detailing the processes, is developed and approved before implementation starts. Annual plans and budgets of the project are finalized and approved; necessary revision is done and approval ensured - both from Plan and donor. Relevant technical capacity is available for the delivery of the plans. Clear guidelines for working in partnership with communities, government and civil society partners are in place and adhered to. The interventions/ activities implemented are of the best quality with the most competitive costs; they respond to nationally and globally recognized standards as well as to Plan's own. Ensures quality monitoring of the project performance at community, partner and country level following corporate guidelines of Plan and USAID. Performance indicators: Approved M&E framework for the project is in place and updated for adjustment of increased impact. Project MIS is developed/ established to generate information for monitoring and management decisions. Plan's corporate PALS framework is adhered to; project planning, monitoring, review and evaluations are of highest quality and meet corporate standards. Identify best practices from project implementation and feed in to organizational learning process through sharing within project, in Plan and outside. Facilitate the establishment and implementation of standards of accountability, effectiveness and efficiency in the achievement of PHR project objectives (within and throughout the project period). Establishes quality donor reporting system for grants projects by providing guidance, setting protocols and building capacity of the relevant project staff. Performance indicators: Project reports to donor meet quality standards in terms of language and appropriate field information. Project reports meet donor's deadlines. Reporting protocols established within the project team defining specific responsibilities to the team members; required training on the donor's reporting format is provided and ensured. Manages PHR Project communications and PR work effectively. Performance indicators: PHR project communication strategy is in place that supports country priorities and in line with donor's requirements. Project website is established and updated regularly with latest information and adheres to Plan's GIA protocols. Project initiatives are effectively mediatized in the country and beyond in a planned and organized way. Project staff is trained to act as spokespeople on behalf of the organization. Establishes and maintains network at national and regional level to support policy level advocacy on DV issues as well as to incorporate global standards and learning into the activities. Performance indicators: Issues for advocacy from the project are identified; advocacy processes and protocols designed in consultation with and approved by the donor and Plan country office and implemented meeting quality and standards. Approved advocacy activities of PHR project are in place and implementation is coordinated with government counterparts and implementing partners, as appropriate. Learning from the networks and representations in different forums are incorporated for further improvement of the project. The project team operates as a high performance team respected by and adding tangible value to achieving country objective under POVC program. Performance indicators: Individual and team performance is professionally managed and meets Plan's standards and procedures. Recruitment processes are efficiently supported as necessary when vacancies arise (i.e. by providing clear JD and profile etc.). A performing and highly motivated program team is built with clear objectives and KPIs. Support and development needs identified and met for improved performance. Whole team fulfillment of Plan's core policies including Child Protection Policy; health and safety etc. Core Competencies: Understanding Plan: Understands the role of Plan and context in which Plan works (proficient). Leadership: Cultivates an environment where people are confident to take the initiative to get things done, be innovative and learn new ways of working (proficient). Communicates effectively: Adopts an appropriate communication style when communicating with the whole range of colleagues, partners, Children and communities: exhibits active listening and effective feedback; ability to clearly and convincingly express thoughts and ideas in written and verbal form (proficient). Facilitating CCCD: Adopts appropriate tools and methodologies to facilitate interventions for the disadvantaged children, families and women (knowledgeable). Management: Manages resources (staff, budgets and work) to deliver results to agreed quality standards; able to apply planning-leading- organizing-controlling skills (proficient). Positive team style: Adopts a team style which adds value to work and reinforces good working practices (proficient). Child protection awareness: Demonstrates an understanding about the Child Protection Policy and compliance, applies the possible protection measures within the scope of job, and provides inputs for strengthening child protection measures (knowledgeable). Functional Competencies: Human Rights and Domestic Violence: Knowledge and clear understanding on Human Rights issues, rule of law system and Domestic Violence aspects within the social context of Bangladesh and/or of similar culture, social norms and practices (proficient). Development management: Understanding of and ability to serve as development catalyst and practitioner (proficient). Networking and collaboration: Establishes good relationships with stakeholders, works cooperatively with other units, maintains networks outside the organization (proficient). Facilitation Skills: Effectively handles discussions with a focus on both groups and individuals to enrich participant's understanding of particular subjects. Advocacy skill: Ability to devise strategies, take actions and propose solutions to influence decision-making at the local and national level to create positive change for people and their environment (specific to domestic violence and human rights aspects) (proficient) Understands process and can diagnose group needs and incentives (proficient). Negotiation skills: Effectively handles partnership elements like contracts/ MOUs, effectively sorts-out mutual expectations among partners (including donor), influence positively stakeholders towards a common goal (proficient). Project management: Ability to assess, plan, negotiate, organize, monitor, evaluate, and measure the success of project (proficient). Risk Management and conflict management: Understand/ can assess potential risks while handling resources. Can assess effectively environmental hazards/ political situation and develop alternative strategies i.e. risk mitigation strategies (proficient). Staff management and development: Ability and skills to manage staff at work and their training & development (proficient). Donor's policy and procedures: Knowledge of and experience in USAID project management and administration policies, procedures and reporting requirement and demonstrated ability to meet rigorous timelines and tract project results and able to communicate proficiently in English (proficient). Demonstrated Behaviors: Striving for high performance. Strongly drives performance forward in area of the business for which they are responsible. Involves others in setting and achieving goals. Cross-culturally adept and gender sensitive. Creates strong sense of purpose within own part of the business and with stakeholders. Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behavior. Reports to the Country Director, Bangladesh and is based at the Country Office in Dhaka with at least 15% travel to project areas, meetings with donor agencies, government offices and partner organizations. Proposed start-date: mid-June 2014. TO APPLY: Closing Date: 31st March 2014. Apply via www.plan-international.org.
******************************* *Chief of Party, Pre-Service Teacher Training Jordan
AMIDEAST, a non-profit organization focused on development in the Middle East, is currently looking for experts in Pre and In Service Teacher Training for an upcoming USAID basic education project in Jordan. QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have at least 10 years' experience in pre service teacher training programs in developing countries and experience with school improvement/ reform process. Qualified applicants will have the following: Experience as a USAID Chief of Party required; Experience having led a teacher training program, ideally for USAID; Experience working with Ministries of Education to reform education systems; An advanced degree in a relevant field from an accredited university; Experience in the Middle East region; Experience working with USAID; Arabic language proficiency preferred. TO APPLY: Please send CV and a cover letter including availability and salary requirements to consultant@amideast.org with the subject line JORDAN TT. No phone calls please.
******************************* *Chief of Party Amman, Jordan
AMIDEAST, a non-profit organization focused on development in the Middle East, is currently seeking a Chief of Party for an upcoming USAID basic education project to be implemented in Jordan. The position will be based in Amman. QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have at least 10 years of professional experience in international basic education programs, with a specialization in one of the following: Curriculum Development, Education management information systems, Community development outreach, Capacity building for Ministries of education, In- service teacher training on a broad scale, School Administration/ Leadership, Development of public-private sector linkages. Qualified applicants will have the following: Previous experience as a USAID Chief of Party required; Doctorate in Education from an accredited university; Experience as a teacher; At least 10 years' experience in implementing/ managing programs in developing countries; Experience in the Middle East region preferred; Arabic language proficiency preferred. TO APPLY: Please send CV and a cover letter including availability and salary requirements to consultant@amideast.org. No phone calls please. Please indicate "COP Jordan/BE" in the subject line of the email.
******************************* *Chief of Party, Youth at Risk Morocco
AMIDEAST, a non-profit organization focused on development in the Middle East, is currently looking to fill a Chief of Party position for an upcoming USAID Youth project in Morocco. The project focuses on at risk youth and building the capacity of local NGOs working with marginalized youth. QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have at least 10 years of professional experience in international youth programming, with a specialization in one of the following, with experience being a Chief of Party required: Experience with youth and vulnerable populations in the Middle East; Experience with local NGO development; Experience running/ supervising small grant programs. Qualified applicants will have the following: An advanced degree in a relevant field from an accredited university; At least 10 years' experience in implementing/ managing programs in developing countries; Experience in the Middle East region required; Experience working with USAID; French and English language fluency required. TO APPLY: Please send CV and a cover letter including availability and salary requirements to consultant@amideast.org. No phone calls please. Please indicate "COP" in the subject line of the email.
******************************* *Legislative Strengthening Consultant Bangladesh
The Asia Foundation (TAF), an international non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, and open Asia-Pacific region, is seeking a Legislative Specialist reporting to TAF Country Representative for an ongoing project in Bangladesh with extensive field experience preferably in South Asia to provide technical assistance in the area of legislative strengthening and development. Start date: April 2014 or earlier; Duration: 4 months. Candidate should be a development professional with specific legislative strengthening expertise to oversee day-to-day implementation of the project, coordinate the various project components, and provide program technical support. The Specialist will apply his/her experience in working with parliamentary secretariat officials and sub-committee staff in supporting program activities in capacity development training, policy research, report-writing, financial analysis services to parliament, develop committee work plans, improve committee work process, improve oversight functions, support public hearings and improve library support. Candidates must possess practical experience in establishing and operating legislative development programs. Desirable skills include but are not limited to: knowledge and/or experience of the legal, political, economic, administrative and socio-cultural context of reform in South Asia; experience undertaking effective consultation with a wide range of national and international stakeholders. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should be international development professionals with a minimum of 7 years relevant experience. Experience working with government and donor communities and an advanced degree in a relevant field are required. Essential skills include: Excellent written and spoken English, strong communication (both oral and written), consensus building, team facilitation, an emphasis on results and cultural sensitivity. Experience or knowledge of South Asia and/or Bangladesh is preferred. TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to consultantssf@asiafound.org with the subject line of Legislative Strengthening Consultant - Bangladesh by March 14, 2014. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V. No phone calls, please.
******************************* *Senior Proposal Manager Bethesda, MD
SNV USA is seeking a Senior Proposal Manager in Bethesda. SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations with the tools, knowledge, and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services. SNV works to empower people to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development by engaging local partners to achieve results in inclusive business, value chain development, and impact investing. SNV USA provides innovative solutions in Agriculture, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Renewable Energy to 38 developing countries worldwide. An affiliate of SNV, we are a registered non-profit organization, connecting North American partners to sustainable global development. SNV USA has formed a number of exciting partnerships with prominent donors, such as USAID, USDOS, USDOL, UNICEF, the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Master Card Foundation, Dubai Cares, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the Ford Foundation. For more information please visit www.snvusa.org. The Senior Proposal Manager will work with an integrated, global team (US, The Netherlands, and Regional Program Offices) to secure program funding from a variety of sources, with a special emphasis on USAID. Further, the position will play an active role in guiding the future growth and direction of SNV USA's Business Development (BD) Team. The position will be responsible for supervising proposal teams. S/he will manage the proposal development process from inception and proposal planning through successful submission, and be an active participant of SNV USA's Business Development (BD) Team as it builds strategic partnerships that promote SNV's visibility and mission. Key Responsibilities: Lead SNV USA Proposal Planning Efforts: Contribute market insight to the decision to track specific opportunities and develop a proposal/ capture plan. Direct efforts to gather intelligence, identify teaming partners, and recruit potential project personnel to maximize SNV's ability to deliver thorough and responsive proposals as both a lead grantee/ prime contractor and subgrantee/ subcontractor. Document go/no go decisions and proposal plans, including win themes, innovative technical approaches, competitor analysis, and client requirements. Work closely with the SNV USA Sr. Partnership Manager and the BD Team to nurture and develop existing and new relationships with prospective partner organizations with special emphasis on USAID government contracting entities. Represent SNV USA in meetings with clients and partner organizations during technical/ sector discussions, bid development, and negotiations. Lead SNV USA Proposal Operations Efforts: Direct proposal preparation for large, complex projects for US development assistance agencies by orchestrating the proposal team and supervising proposal coordinators at a detailed level including establishing the proposal calendar, assigning writers, and ensuring deadlines are met, conducting partner negotiations, and directing candidate recruitment. Draft or edit sections of proposals including transmittal letters, technical approach, management plan, and other areas as appropriate. Provide quality control for SNV proposals or proposal inputs in coordination with other internal and external reviewers; chair review meetings. Work closely with SNV USA's finance team to review SNV budgets to ensure linkages between technical and cost proposals. Build capacity of SNV's country offices to develop high quality proposals for US donors and working closely with Head Office in The Hague as well as Field Offices in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. QUALIFICATIONS: Ideal Experience: A minimum of 6 years grant and proposal writing experience with at least 3-4 years' experience in proposal development for bilateral donors, especially USAID. Strong familiarity with US Government procurement and contracting policies. Demonstrated ability to develop a proposal strategy and structure to win USG business, including designing the entire technical response, including developing win themes, brainstorming the technical approach, recruiting key personnel, and building a consortium of balanced teaming partners. Demonstrated ability to lead teams in the implementation of proposal strategy. Experience in reviewing program budgets. Experience living and/or working in a developing country in a project management, business development or fundraising capacity, preferably on issues related to agriculture, renewable energy, or WASH. Exceptional writing/ editing/ proof-reading skills to ensure production of documents that are clear, concise, responsive, and grammatically correct. High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat. Knowledge of SharePoint, Salesforce, and presentation graphics is a plus. Bachelor's degree in related field, Master's preferred. Available for occasional international travel. Foreign language skills in French and/or Spanish a plus. Personal Characteristics: Committed to, and enthusiastic about, the mission and vision of SNV. Strategic thinker who is adept at multi-tasking in fast paced environment, able to plan, prioritize, and organize individual and group activities and processes. Outgoing, straightforward, and creative. Able to work independently and take initiative. Results oriented. Team-focused, must enjoy working as part of an active group of highly engaged individuals, sharing information readily with co-workers, and listening to and respecting others; able and willing to assist co-workers in the development of their own professional skills in order to ensure the team's success. A person who presents a high degree of maturity, honesty, trust, sophistication, and integrity and that cultivates these qualities in others. TO APPLY: Apply to this position at: https://snvusa.recruiterbox.com/jobs/24672. SNV USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SNV encourages applications from qualified persons of every race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and disability.
******************************* *Senior Manager, Corporate and Foundation Relations Bethesda, MD
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations with the tools, knowledge, and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services. SNV works to empower people to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development by engaging local partners to achieve results in inclusive business, value chain development, and impact investing. SNV USA provides innovative solutions in Agriculture, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Renewable Energy to 38 developing countries worldwide. An affiliate of SNV, we are a registered non-profit organization, connecting North American partners to sustainable global development. SNV USA has formed a number of exciting partnerships with prominent donors, such as USAID, USDOS, USDOL, UNICEF, the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Master Card Foundation, Dubai Cares, the Clinton Global Initiative and the Ford Foundation. For more information please visit www.snvusa.org. SNV USA seeks a passionate, dynamic, and experienced Senior Manager for Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) with a proven track record of success raising the profile and resources of an organization. Senior Manager for CFR will help develop and lead a strategy to diversify SNV's revenue base among private funding sources including foundations and corporations in North America. He or she will work collaboratively with SNV's sector leaders and international advisors connecting their work of advancing locally-based solutions in agriculture, renewable energy, and water with the interests of donors, and will develop effective relationships with the philanthropic community leading to long-term partnerships in support of projects across all SNV countries. The Senior Manager for CFR is part of the management team of SNV USA, responsible for identifying and securing a significant percentage of external funding for SNV. Aside from important core funding received from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SNV raises financial support from European and US donors; the latter through the work of SNV USA and consisting of USAID contracts and foundation grants. Key Responsibilities: Responsible for engaging with corporations and foundations to meet the organization's private donor fundraising targets. Creates and coordinates strategies for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of existing and potential donors. Collaborates with SNV's leadership, business development, and program staff on all fundraising strategies, including outreach to increase visibility among corporate and foundation constituencies in North America. Develops grant proposals, concept papers, and other materials that align donor requirements and interests with SNV's priorities and needs. Develops presentations that inform, engage, and influence key stakeholders, donors, and prospects about SNV and the organization's work. As part of the Business Development team, works to develop a systematic approach for collecting and maintaining donor contact and interaction information, including developing and implementing procedures for a CRM system. Supervises research and data processing to better meet development needs. Establishes an appropriate system of metrics and accountability for the department. Oversees and reports on the development budget. REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: The successful candidate will be a strong, strategic partner to the Executive Director and the rest of the senior management team with the capability and presence to guide the fundraising systems and culture of an evolving organization. A successful track record as a strong fundraiser and new business development strategist, substantial knowledge of current global funding trends, and a proven leader building partnerships both in the US and in the international arena are essential. Other qualifications include: At least 5-7 years of successful development/ fundraising experience, with a focus on private corporate and foundations/ institutional giving. A demonstrated leader in the development profession with a proven track record of closing significant gifts and evidence of exceptional cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation skills. Proven strategic planner and manager with sound technical knowledge, conceptual and analytical ability, good judgment, and adaptive, flexible capacity. A creative and results-oriented team player who can work with other members of senior management to develop and implement bold fundraising plans in line with overall institutional goals and priorities; prepare persuasive case statements and other fundraising material; support the business development team and ED in approaching and cultivating high-level prospects and work with program staff to identify opportunities for prospects and donors to engage. Familiarity with fundraising and new business development in the International Development arena; experience working with global organizations that have operations in multiple countries; and experience with Renewable Energy, Agriculture, or WASH sectors, strongly preferred. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with particular emphasis on clear and concise writing and presentation skills to volunteer boards and prospective donors. Strong experience crafting high-quality grant applications and proposals, as well as managing the grant writing process. A strong understanding of both the traditional and innovative philanthropic space; an entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to identify creative, new funding opportunities. The ability to work across program teams to develop donor-centered fundraising proposals. Proven management experience along with the administrative skills to organize, direct, motivate, and evaluate other professionals, support staff, and board. The ability to develop relationships and interact well with trustees, superiors, peers, and other colleagues. The ability to travel both within the U.S. and internationally (up to 25%). TO APPLY: apply to this position at: https://snvusa.recruiterbox.com/jobs/26053. SNV USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SNV encourages applications from qualified persons of every race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and disability.
******************************* *Learning Manager, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded project Bethesda, MD
SNV USA is seeking a Learning Manager for a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation- funded project. SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations with the tools, knowledge, and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services. SNV works to empower people to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development by engaging local partners to achieve results in inclusive business, value chain development, and impact investing. SNV USA provides innovative solutions in Agriculture, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Renewable Energy to 38 developing countries worldwide. An affiliate of SNV, we are a registered non-profit organization, connecting North American partners to sustainable global development. SNV USA has formed a number of exciting partnerships with prominent donors, such as USAID, USDOS, USDOL, UNICEF, the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Master Card Foundation, Dubai Cares, the Clinton Global Initiative and the Ford Foundation. For more information please visit www.snvusa.org. The Procurement Governance for Home Grown School Feeding (PG-HGSF) project is implemented by SNV USA in Kenya, Ghana and Mali with the aim to improve the access of smallholder farmers to government-led school feeding programs. The project focuses on 3 topics: the procurement process, the supply chain, and social accountability; for each, the project seeks to identify opportunities for increased inclusion of smallholder farmers and develops those opportunities by way of pilot interventions at the district level together with local stakeholders. The project has a robust Learning Objective to document and disseminate the lessons derived from implementation. The Learning Manager (LM) is a part of SNV's PG-HGSF Project team and is responsible for ensuring that country coordinators and partners have the full array of tools and supports needed to successfully participate in and deliver on the project's Learning Objective. LM will work with country coordinators, project, and communications team and will report directly to the project manager based in Bethesda, MD. This project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is in its third year and will run through September 2016. Key Responsibilities: Implement and support the project's learning plan, including the production of written documents, case studies, and other presentations of lessons learned. Represent the project at key events where project is discussed, and support the individual country teams in the development and implementation of national learning events and other country-level documents. Ensure adherence to the milestones, timelines, and production and dissemination schedule for the Learning Plan, designing approaches to answering key Learning Questions, capturing good practices/ challenges, and identify opportunities for project dissemination to external audiences. Responsible for the proper management of all external consulting agreements for the production of Learning Documents and other materials. Includes development of Terms of Reference, identification of potential collaborators, working closely with authors, oversee final editing and design aspects to produce final publications. Participate as principal writer for select project documents. Act as the project's advocate for effective monitoring and documentation of lessons learned for broad dissemination to increase the likelihood of replication/ scaling-up of best practices. Support Country Coordinators and other SNV staff on the international exposure of project activities and results. Provide technical assistance to the project staff to ensure they are gathering information in a consistent, uniform, and participatory way for effective comparison and evaluation. Produce and maintain the project's webpage with current information on a regular basis. Deliverables: Implementation of the learning plan for the project, with yearly adjustments. Successful delivery of all documentation of best practices and lessons learned for dissemination purposes, according to the project proposal (9 documents produced; 9 case studies; other materials/ presentations). Support to and assist in the development of at least 3 events for the dissemination of the lessons of the project in the three countries, per year. Connect with US and international partners and donors to share knowledge. As a thought leader, make regular presentations at international forums. Periodic reports of progress on learning activities to the Project Manager. Development and maintenance of relevant partnerships that support learning. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree required. Position requires a minimum of six years of relevant Learning and document production experience. Demonstrated excellence in effective writing and verbal communication. (English required; language competency in French is a plus). Demonstrated understanding of and familiarity with a range of applied research and monitoring and evaluation approaches. Experience designing strategic information and communication plans. Good working knowledge of descriptive, inferential and advanced statistics. Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non- technical colleagues. Strong skills in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; familiarity with data management software programs such as SAS and SPSS is a plus. Demonstrated programmatic, management, and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with other professionals and key stakeholders engaged in international development work. Availability to travel internationally. TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter, salary requirements and resume to: https://snvusa.recruiterbox.com/jobs/26050. SNV USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SNV encourages applications from qualified persons of every race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and disability.
******************************* *National Director Guatemala
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 Guatemala. In the role of National Director you will lead World Vision's operations in Guatemala. You will also be a significant contributor to the broader global efforts of World Vision, currently working in nearly one hundred countries, helping around 100 million people in their struggle for better lives and futures for themselves and their children. World Vision has been active in Guatemala for nearly 40 years, currently with a staff of around 500 people touching the lives of over 80,000 children. Our work primarily focuses on long term community development, empowering people to take charge of their futures and make their communities places free of need and full of promise for their children. We also work to protect and promote human rights, especially those of children. And we work with communities to minimize their exposure to disasters and making it easier to deal with them when they occur. 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: Engage and build strategic alliances with the government of the country, WV board, major donor agencies, WV Partnership, non-governmental agencies, multilateral agencies, churches and media. Ensure high ministry quality and high impact in the field by leading in a way that the office is achieving its expected annual targets at all stages of the Learning through Evaluation with Accountability and Planning (LEAP) cycle on a sustainable basis. Ensure all project proposals, reports, integrated audits, and ministry evaluations are reviewed at a proper level within the office and appropriate actions are implemented, to ensure impact, accountability, and compliance. Ensure the highest standards of quality and accountability through compliance with World Vision policies and standards and international standards for emergency response, disaster mitigation, rehabilitation and development. Facilitate and be accountable for the execution and monitoring of strategies. Lead and manage WV Guatemala team in a way that facilitates a high performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity; Promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office. Develop and implement appropriate advocacy strategies to raise awareness of and advocate for change in key issues within the specific context. Develop and implement an effective National Resource Development strategy and implementation plan to generate funds locally. SKILLS REQUIRED INCLUDE: Graduate degree in Social Sciences or Administration and related fields, and/or specialization in development-related areas and/or an MBA. Good understanding of the political, social-economic and cultural context in Latin America. Experience in Advocacy and/or Development and/or Emergency and domestic/ international relief as one of major Ministries (Relief, Development, Advocacy), close familiarity with other two. Some experience in overseeing large government grant; its acquisition and donor engagement. Experience and/or understanding of Matrix management. Fluency in Spanish and English is required. Ability to work and travel extensively in country of assignment as well as internationally (approximately 20-25% of working time). 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 Guatemala, we'd love to hear from you. TO APPLY: Find the full description and apply online: https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/2C50AD2BD2D5D62888257C90006 DFB82?OpenDocument by the closing date 02 Apr 2014. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org.
******************************* *Executive Director North Andover, MA
School Year Abroad (SYA), which places approximately 240 juniors and seniors annually in its 4 international schools (France, Spain, Italy and China), seeks an Executive Director for its programs, to begin July, 2014. The Executive Director will be part of SYA's leadership team in North Andover, MA. The Executive Director reports directly to SYA's President, and is responsible for overseeing all international operations for the academic programs as well as four summer language institutes. The successful candidate will have broad responsibility for the curriculum and co- curriculum; major responsibility for organizational leadership and health; will hire, oversee and work closely with the Resident Directors on SYA's campuses; provide student and parent support; and represent SYA within its consortium of schools. This is a major leadership position. TO APPLY: A cover letter, a CV, a statement of philosophy and list of three current references should be sent electronically to: Bruce Shaw, Search Consultant, Bruce A Shaw Consulting, bruce@bruceashawconsulting.com.
******************************* *COUNTRY DIRECTOR West Bank/Gaza
CARE is seeking a talented Country Director (CD) in West Bank/ Gaza. Other Possible Locations: Jerusalem; Expected Travel: up to 20%; Language Requirement: English, preferred Arabic; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. The CD is CARE INTERNATIONAL (CI)'s legal representative in the country of her/his assignment. S/he leads CARE's strategy and operations in that country towards CARE's vision of "a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been eliminated and people live with dignity and security". More specifically, the CD drives for impact that benefits women and girls, address injustice and discrimination, and enhances the lives of poor and vulnerable communities. The CD provides strategic leadership and guidance to the Country Office team and to external partners to: ensure that CARE's role in the country continuously evolves for maximum impact and relevance to the environment; position CARE as a partner of choice and an influential voice in reducing poverty and social injustice. The CD is responsible for fulfilling the CI approved "Performance Standards of Country Offices". S/he oversees the development, funding and implementation of the Country Office (CO) program portfolio. S/he is responsible for adequate emergency preparedness and manages emergency programming and operations. S/he establishes and sustains productive relationships and political influence with government officials, donors and strategic partners. S/he leads the CO's fundraising strategy and ensures the CO's financial viability. An organizational citizen, s/he contributes to CI's global strategy, shares knowledge and supports the generation of evidence to inform CARE's global programming. The CD is also accountable for competent operational and risk management, including the proper management, well- being and safety of CARE staff and the proper stewardship of CARE's resources. The CD models and ensures systematic practice of CARE core values: Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence. S/he also promotes Gender Equality and Diversity among CO staff and in programming. The CD models new ways of working and drives the teams toward the CARE 2020 vision, fostering innovation, holistic planning and programming and helping to build effective teams, coalitions and networks. S/he encourages on-going staff development to motivate and strengthen the teams' resilience in the face of change. Primary Responsibilities: Staff Management, Strategic Planning, Program Impact and Relevance, Resource Mobilization & Operations Viability, Human Resources, External Relations, Partnerships and Advocacy. REQUIRED SKILLS: Bachelor's Degree in related field. 6-8 years in senior management position in development field. Strategic and Operational Management; People/ Relationship Management; Financial Management; Information/ Knowledge Management; External Relationships/ Fundraising. TO APPLY: apply online at https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid =2247. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
******************************* *Field Grants Manager Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Pact is seeking a Grants Director who will provide leadership and oversight for all aspects of the anticipated project related to grants and contracts, including provision of grant management support to USAID/Cambodia. The job requires strong knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, as well as close collaboration with Pact HQ to ensure application of Pact regulations. S/he will play an important role in strengthening the capacity of Cambodian civil society through the administration and management of sub-grants or other financial assistance to organizations or individuals, and provide technical assistance to strengthen financial management practices of sub-grantees. S/he will also provide technical assistance and management support to USAID in administering grants directly to local organizations. S/he will apply Pact code of ethics across all aspects of daily work. Responsibilities: Administer the full cycle of grants management activities to local organizations and individuals, from solicitations, pre-award assessments, negotiation and award, monitoring/ compliance visits and close-out procedures. Ensure proper negotiation of the terms and conditions and their documentation for sub-grants and contracts. Respond to issues that arise during sub-awardee program implementation including financial reporting, modifications, oversight of compliance with terms and conditions and resolution of disputes, and resolving audit findings. Provide policy guidance and interpretation for program staff, sub-grantees, USAID and other relevant partners. Ensure timely training of grantees and Pact staff to understand and comply fully with donor standards. Carry out regular trainings as needs arise for grantees. Develop training materials and carry-out regular trainings with grantee partners, directly or through capacity development partners. Support USAID and other relevant partners in the management of direct USAID grants to local organizations. Develop a custom monitoring, data collection, and evaluation system for USAID grant recipients. Ensure that Pact office systems for grants and contracts administration are fully up to date and maintained and that regular reports are provided to Pact's headquarters office. Ensure that all required documentation is available and stored as per Pact regulations. Respond to inquiries regarding compliance with terms and conditions under awards from donor. When required, prepare requests for and obtain clearances/ approvals/ deviations from donors. Review sub-grantee budgets and spending for allowability, reasonableness, allocabilty and consistency. Perform other duties as assigned. Perform all work safely and maintain a safe working environment. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree. At least 6 years of relevant experience. Record of success managing grants directly with developing country organizations. Experience assessing the responsibility and grant-worthiness of organizations through financial statements, audits, and other documentation presented in a proposal or in support of an award. Proven capacity to design and deliver a range of training and technical assistance programs to build full range of capacities for grant management. Grants under contract experience required. Strong knowledge of USAID rules and regulations as related to contracts and cooperative agreements; working knowledge of OMB Circulars and Code of Federal Regulation. Experience working on a legal defense fund an advantage. Fluency in English required. Knowledge of Khmer a plus. 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. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
******************************* *Chief of Party, Civil Society Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Pact is seeking a Chief of Party for a project aimed at strengthening Cambodian civil society. This position is contingent upon award of funds. The Chief of Party will be responsible for the technical leadership and administrative oversight of the project and will act as the primary liaison to donors, the Government of Cambodia and other project stakeholders. Pact has supported Cambodian civil society for over twenty years and seeks to further support, connect and amplify the voices of a growing base of participants from across the country - particularly at the grassroots level - to participate in and impact the decisions that affect their lives and the future of their country. RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for overall management and administration of project activities, providing feedback and support to project team in its day-to-day operations. Oversee all aspects of project planning, including the production of annual work plans, operating budgets, etc. Oversee and monitor quality of organizational capacity development to local CSOs, using customized capacity building tools and approaches to ensure measureable impact. Provide administrative and programmatic support for management of grantees; lead the identification and administration of subgrants to NGOs undertaking innovative initiatives. Ensure coordination of project with other initiatives in country, as well as coordination of different initiatives led by Cambodian NGOs. Provide technical leadership grounded in the project's strategic objectives to ensure high-quality programming that meets or exceeds expected technical quality and reporting requirements. Adjust project strategy and approach in consultation with donor as needed according to shifting realities on the ground. Ensure that Pact provides high quality technical assistance to local partners. Conduct regular monitoring and mentoring visits to local partners. Establish processes that ensure iterative feedback and assistance to local partners. Ensure that all donor and Pact reporting requirements on program impact are met. Oversee project staff in helping implementing partners/ grantees establish reporting and tracking systems to provide key information in an efficient and timely manner. Ensure cost-effective use of Pact and donor resources. Closely manage project budget to meet expected results. Review and approve quarterly budgets and reports. Ensure effective coordination and communication between the technical team and other organizational departments. Act as Pact's liaison to donors, government ministries and partners. Represent Pact at conferences, working groups and meetings, including relevant organizational and external Communities of Practice. Maintain and expand on Pact's position as a thought leader in civil society strengthening in Cambodia and the wider Southeast Asia region. Provide regular written/ oral program progress updates as requested. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of ten years of professional experience working on all aspects of civil society strengthening, including grassroots organizations, network development, national civil society capacity development, NGO legislation, CS advocacy and developing CS campaigns (demonstrated track record of success working on human rights, land tenure and/or policy reform initiatives strongly preferred). A graduate degree (Master's Degree or higher preferred) in a related field of study, such as international development, political science, communications, law. Expertise in building the capacity of local organizations through customized tools and approaches, as well as technical and financial support. Proven track record of success in overseeing projects with strong subgrant components. Proven leadership in the design, management, implementation and monitoring & evaluation of large and complex international donor-funded programs. Demonstrated skills in strategic planning, management, supervision and budgeting. Experience leading large projects funded by bi-lateral donors, such as USAID, DfID, AusAID, etc. Experience successfully implementing USAID projects strongly preferred. Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision to diverse stakeholders and lead multi- disciplinary teams. Proven track record of success in managing, coaching and mentoring staff in an international setting, particularly within non-profit organizations. Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors, international and local organizations. Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written. Strong knowledge of donor policies and procedures. Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental and development context of Cambodia strongly preferred. Fluency in English required. Knowledge of Khmer an advantage. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org.
******************************* *Grants and Contracts Manager Washington, DC
Pact is seeking a Grants and Contracts Manager (GCM) who is responsible for the efficient and effective administration of prime awards with U.S. Government and non- U.S. Government donors. The responsibility for administrative oversight includes the entire life of an award, focusing on regulatory compliance, assessment and mitigation of business risks, and enforcement of Pact's policies and procedures. The GCM also serves as a technical resource to Pact staff in interpreting donor rules and regulations and acts as a primary point of contact for contractual discussions and negotiations with donors. In addition to prime award administration, the GCM also provides agreement and regulatory technical and compliance support and advice to sub-grant administration, contracting, and procurement activities under prime awards and new business bid reviews and proposal development. The Grants and Contracts Manager works closely with other members of the Agreement Management team and on cross- functional basis with those within the regional portfolios. The GCM reports to the Director of Agreement Management, or to others as designated by Director of Agreement Management. Responsibilities: Pre-proposal/ Proposal: Review, advise and provide input regarding RFPs, RFAs, APSs, and other types of bid requests or donor solicitations and proposal preparation with regards to regulatory, risk mitigation, or potential compliance issues. Prepares and advises regarding teaming agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other similar arrangements with partners. Coordinates with the Financial Planning and Analysis team contributing as needed and providing compliance and regulatory input on proposal budgets and budget notes, cost and pricing information, level of effort, indirect cost calculations and presentation. Conducts due diligence and preparation of certain regulatory-specific component parts to proposal, such as representations and certifications. Prime Award Negotiation and Project Implementation/ Sub-award Management: Leads the review, comment and negotiation of prime awards with donors, including direct communications with the donor. Provide guidance to portfolio team, including in- country staff, regarding agreement and donor requirements throughout life of award. Facilitate resolution of agreement-related issues and requirements with donor or sub- partner throughout life of award. Handles requests to donors, e.g. for approvals, authorizations, or waivers, and facilitates responses to donor inquiries throughout life of the award. Reviews sub-awards and supporting documentation and provides guidance to country office staff on sub-award management. Reviews and prepares, as needed, of other agreements, contracts, or purchase orders related to project implementation, e.g. leases or commercial vendor agreements. Facilitates processing of notices of new awards or award modifications and financial and other data related to sub-awards. Support award document management and monitor compliance with award deliverables and requirements. Monitors award throughout its lifecycle for potential business risks and actively engages with cross-functional team on mitigation of risks as they arise. Initiates or participates in compliance reviews and supports internal controls reviews and monitoring or facilitation of implementation of corrective action plan, as requested. Upon close-down of a project, assists in close- outs, including technical assistance and backstopping to country offices; assist with final disposition of property. Other Departmental Support: Contribute to revisions and development of template documents and manuals and assist in maintaining template documents and manuals. Contribute to development of relevant policies and procedures. Contribute to periodic regulatory or other guidance/ briefing materials or presentations. Provide training on regulatory and other matters to staff across the organization, including remote training to country offices, and lead presentations on awards or other matters. Supports and participates in community of practice and other mechanisms for knowledge sharing. Maintains and administers organization's reporting in government databases. Prepare status or other reports as requested. Other tasks as assigned. Minimum QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree, with preference for a Master's degree. At least 10 years of relevant experience, including at least 5 years' experience working with U.S. Government contracts either with a for-profit or not-for profit implementer or with a U.S. Government agency. Advance certifications relevant to the position requires may substitute for years of experience. Working knowledge of U.S. regulations and requirements applicable to development assistance and acquisition including OMB Circulars (e.g. A-122), 22 CFR 226 and 22 CFR 228, ADS, FAR, AIDAR, CAS, FFATA, DSSR, FTR. Fluent English. Ability to travel internationally periodically. Preference for: Experience in administering USAID grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts. Experience with grants and contracts requirements of other bilateral donors, including Dfid, SIDA, DANIDA, or multilateral donors such as Global Fund, EU, United Nations, or World Bank. Experience with private foundations, corporate engagement, and corporate donors. Proficiency in another language from a Pact region. Experience working in multicultural work-environment and decentralized field-driven organization. Experience supervising others. Skills and Abilities: Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and team building skills; Ability to work independently or in teams; Compliance with policy and procedures and ability to promote compliance; Strong planning and time management skills, ability to handle high-volume, fast-paced work environment and ability to multi-task with ease; Strong written and oral communication skills; Strong customer service skills; Ability to mentor and train others; Solid research and analytical skills; Attention to detail; Creativity, flexibility, and ability to adapt to change; Good negotiating and conflict resolution/ problem- solving skills; Highest standards of ethics and integrity; Good judgment; Solid understanding of budgets; Sense of humor; Competence using common desktop applications and internal systems, including Microsoft Professional, CRM databases, sub-award management or document management systems. 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. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
******************************* *SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER Atlanta, GA
CARE is seeking a talented Senior Communications Officer that generates visibility for CARE's work and initiatives, enhances the organization's reputation and communicates with impact. S(he) performs a variety of activities in support of media relations, from digging for information inside CARE to developing communications materials. The position has a special focus on emergencies. This person should be prepared for deployment to CARE's emergency responses in support of communications. S(he) also is responsible for developing materials for use around disaster anniversaries and other emergency-focused efforts. Primary Responsibilities: Emergency Communications; Media Relations; Media Monitoring & Measurement; Partner Communications; Perform other duties as assigned. REQUIRED SKILLS: College degree, preferably in English, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations. Internship or higher education in media-communications. At least three years in media or public relations positions. At least five years in media or public relations positions. Experience in emergency settings. Strong English language written and oral communications skills; well organized in high paced environment. Second language, preferably French or Spanish. Knowledge of photo, video, social media. TO APPLY: apply online at https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid =2246. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
******************************* *TVET and Workforce Development Specialist Washington, DC
MTC Economic and Social Development Division, with offices in Washington, DC, is currently recruiting for seasoned Technical, Vocational and Education (TVET) professionals with mid-level or senior level experience in workforce and economic development programs, both internationally and domestically who could serve as consultants or regular employees. The TVET and Workforce Development Specialist will have responsibilities for the development of work related and TVET programs and training. Activities and skills required may include some combination of the following: assessing labor markets and institutions; conducting gaps or labor market analyses; curricula development for vocational training; teacher training; developing national skills standards; human and institutional capacity building for TVET or similar workforce training institutions; and vocational and employability skills development. Familiarity with SMEs and entrepreneurial programs is advantageous. USAID experience preferred. The TVET and Workforce Development Specialist may serve as technical lead on the development of management training curricula and programs targeted at managers of TVET institutions. This may include preparing technical reports, serving as the liaison to the client, and ensuring that work plans and deliverables meet performance standards. Assignments can be long or short term depending on project requirements. TO APPLY: Interested parties may apply online at mtcjobs.iapplicants.com. Only finalists will be contacted. MTC is an equal opportunity employer. Organization Description: Management & Training Corporation's (MTC) Economic & Social Development Division is dedicated to helping people develop the skills they need to build better lives for themselves and their families in developing countries. MTC is a leader in workforce development, working with more than 35,000 people each year. MTC Economic & Social Development builds the capacity of local institutions and provides access and opportunities for disadvantaged populations to gain the skills necessary to contribute to the workforce. Economic & Social Development provides services in all aspects of workforce development: analyzes and addresses market needs; certifies institutions, trainers, and students in international standards; leverages local resources; establishes public/ private partnerships; and builds a network of stakeholders for sustained workforce development. We recognize and address the complexities involved in sustainable workforce development in a challenging global marketplace; vocational and technical education requires internationally recognized standards to ensure the competitiveness of the workforce. MTC Economic & Social Development offers curricula for more than 100 vocations that include technical skills, safety & maintenance, and other skills meeting industry standards. Experienced in working with disadvantaged populations in extreme circumstances, MTC Economic & Social Development has the ability and experience to meet the learners where they are and to collaborate with local partners to overcome or mitigate institutional and structural barriers to success. For more information about MTC Economic and Social Development, please visit: http://www.mtctrains.com/international-development
******************************* *Program Manager, Financial Inclusion Toronto, Ontario
The MasterCard Foundation is seeking a Program Manager, Financial Inclusion in Toronto. The MasterCard Foundation is a global foundation based in Toronto, Canada, with approximately $9 billion in assets. It was established through the generosity of MasterCard Worldwide at the time of the company's initial public offering in 2006. As an independent entity, its policies, operations and funding decisions are determined by its own Board of Directors and President and CEO. The Foundation believes that every person has the potential to transform their lives and improve the lives of their families and communities. The Foundation collaborates with partners to advance sustainable and scalable solutions in financial inclusion and youth learning, focusing on countries - particularly Sub-Saharan Africa - that face high rates of poverty, limited access to financial services and growing numbers of out-of- school youth. The Foundation values innovative and fresh thinking as it strives to become an influential global thought-contributor. Its work is achieved by a strategic, nimble and highly entrepreneurial team with a proactive and results-oriented approach to its philanthropic activities. The organization's culture is shaped by people who are driven and passionate about the Foundation's mission. FINANCIAL INCLUSION: In March 2013, the Foundation's Financial Inclusion program rebranded its work in "microfinance" to the more holistically termed "financial inclusion." This internal shift at the Foundation mirrored a shift within the industry towards fostering and supporting a financially inclusive society. As the microfinance industry matured throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s and increasingly demonstrated its ability to scale and to achieve commercial sustainability, there was simultaneously wide recognition that poor people need a full range of financial services - not just credit - to deal with challenges related to income volatility and economic vulnerability. Therefore, the industry (and the Foundation's Financial Inclusion program) shifted toward a vision of financial inclusion in which low-income individuals, households, and small businesses have access to, and can effectively use, appropriate, relevant financial services such as savings, credit, payments, health insurance, etc. To date, the Foundation's Financial Inclusion program has committed more than $300 million to 33 organizations across multi-year projects. These interventions serve approximately five million people and are anticipated to benefit fifteen million people by 2018. The portfolio has focused on scaling and expanding access to a broad range of financial services. To ensure that scale if effectively and efficiently reached, the Foundation has also supported the development of institutional capacity, while simultaneously supporting financial capability at the client level to ensure responsible usage of financial services. Furthermore, as a learning institution, the Foundation funds the generation and dissemination of monitoring and evaluation analysis to guide future programming and to benefit the wider financial inclusion industry. THE POSITION: Reporting to the Deputy Director of the Financial Inclusion Program and working collaboratively with colleagues in the foundation, the Program Manager will identify and evaluate opportunities that advance the Foundation's strategy. The successful candidate will have expertise and experience and bring fresh ideas to solve current challenges facing the financial sector in Africa. The Program Manager will be responsible for a portfolio of approximately $75 million in programs and partnerships. He/She will be expected to interact effectively with senior levels of partner organizations and work collaboratively to co-develop projects. Each member of the team will have an annual set of targets and goals for programming. As such, the successful candidate in this position must be highly motivated, entrepreneurial, and results-oriented. He/She will have strong listening skills and ability to build deep and effective relationships with partners. Specific Responsibilities: Specifically, the Program Manager will: Identify, develop and recommend projects for funding. This work includes conducting field visits and due diligence of potential partners and projects, and reviewing project design and budgets. Monitor and manage a portfolio of approximately $75 million in projects. Communicate progress and learnings from projects to colleagues and the wider development community. Build relationships with partner organizations and global stakeholders. Collaborate with Foundation team to expand the organization's knowledge base, develop new ideas and review and evolve program strategy. Provide perspective and expertise on emerging issues and trends in the field of financial inclusion. Work closely with the youth learning program team leveraging synergies between the two programs. THE PERSON: QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE: The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications: Significant experience in financial inclusion is required. This experience could include project management, field experience and/or experience in philanthropy working in developing countries. Experience working to expand financial inclusion to rural and agricultural households will be highly valued. A successful track record of managing multiple projects and building partnerships. Substantive knowledge of key issues and emerging trends in financial inclusion. Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written. Fluency in other languages relevant to the work, particularly French, is also desirable. Experience living and working in Africa is highly desirable. Experience with global grant making. This experience may come from working in another funding organization, corporation or an NGO. Ability to travel internationally. Advanced degree is required. The ideal candidate should have the following personal characteristics: Commitment to and a passion for financial inclusion and rural and agricultural finance in particular. Results driven. Motivated by a high sense of performance excellence and a sense of urgency. Ability to set and achieve clear objectives and deadlines. Shares information across the organization. Flexible, intellectually curious and open. This individual is comfortable with ambiguity, receptive to new ideas and is also willing to change when presented with best options. Innovative and entrepreneurial. A person able to formulate and develop a new or creative approach to a problem and inspires others on the team to do so as well. Strong communication skills, both oral and written, as well as exceptional interpersonal skills. Ability to collaborate effectively with a variety of constituencies, as well as work effectively in a collegial manner in a team-based environment. Professional maturity and sensitivity to working within different cultures. Impeccable integrity. Sense of humor and ability to work well under pressure. The Foundation offers an excellent benefits package and a salary that is commensurate with experience. TO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Andrew Dumont of Boyden global executive search at adumont@boyden.com, indicating "Program Manager, Financial Inclusion" in the subject line of your email. The MasterCard Foundation is an open, collegial organization which honours principles of equality of opportunity for all.
******************************* *Deputy Country Representative Jakarta, Indonesia
The Asia Foundation is seeking a Deputy Country Representative for its office in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Deputy Country Representative is a senior position, overseeing programs and operations funded by public and private donors. The Deputy Country Representative will oversee the Foundation's operations, including financial, grants, administrative, and personnel management, and oversee program development in the Foundation's core areas of assistance: local and economic governance, environmental governance, gender, law and human rights, and democracy. The Deputy Country Representative also assists the Country Representative in representing The Asia Foundation with the Indonesian government, public sector institutions, civil society partners, donors, diplomatic missions, and media. The Deputy is sometimes called on to support Program Directors in program design, monitoring, implementation and reporting. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum seven years of progressively responsible professional experience, or the equivalent, in managing large international development programs and staff in Asia with private, public, bi- lateral or multi-lateral development institutions and/or non-profit organizations. Technical expertise in one of the Foundation's core areas of assistance. Experience in human resource management, financial management and budget control, and strategic planning. Demonstrated management, team building, and supervisory skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong proposal- and report- writing ability. Proven fundraising ability. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Effective interpersonal and intercultural skills. Preferred: Living and working experience in Asia. Language proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia. Background and experience in one or more of the following core program areas: local and economic governance, environmental governance, gender, law and human rights, and democracy. Education: Graduate degree in relevant field. TO APPLY: The Asia Foundation offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. To apply click on the "Apply On-line" link below. Please place your cover letter and resume in one document and submit it as an attachment. We will only consider applicants who apply online and provide a cover letter along with their resume. In addition, to be considered an applicant must submit their application prior to the deadline. Deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on March 28, 2014. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V. No phone calls, please.
******************************* *Chief of party Liberia
Chemonics seeks a chief of party for an anticipated five-year, USAID-funded rule of law project in Liberia. The project aims to support the legal profession through training and resource access. It will work in partnership with the Judicial Institute and Law School and provide capacity building support to Ministry of Justice prosecutors. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. QUALIFICATIONS: Law degree preferred; Minimum five years of progressively responsible experience implementing donor-funded rule of law and/or anticorruption programs that support legal sector capacity building; strengthen prosecution, good governance, transparency, and accountability reforms; and engage in system-wide public outreach and education activities to advance governance reforms; Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations and experience in budgeting, procurement, and financial management; Experience in international program management and overseeing multiple program areas simultaneously; Work experience in Africa or post-conflict countries; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Fluency in written and spoken English required. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to LiberiaROLRecruit@chemonics.com by March 31, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only" Liberia ROL - Chief of Party" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/bdntm42
******************************* *Technical specialists Ivory Coast
Chemonics seeks a chief of party, an operations manager, and a regional program manager for an anticipated USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives-funded project in Cote d'Ivoire. The project aims to increase citizen engagement on critical issues, improve access to civil rights and benefits, and mitigate community divisions in the lead-up to presidential elections. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. QUALIFICATIONS: CHIEF OF PARTY: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required; advanced degree preferred; Relevant work experience in developing, politically unstable, or fragile countries with a USAID contractor or international NGO managing an office or program; Experience working in security-challenged or non-permissive environments desirable; Minimum five years of experience with complex, high-speed, and challenging field operations in developing countries; Experience with grants management, preferably in-kind and small grants; Experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing programs and operations from startup through closeout; Experience hiring, supervising, and mentoring multicultural teams, including host-country personnel; Financial management experience, including budgeting; financial management (tracking, reporting, and accounting); and procurement; Experience with activity design, development, and implementation; Experience working in West Africa on rapid transition programs, specifically Cote d'Ivoire, preferred; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Proficiency in French required. OPERATIONS MANAGER: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required; advanced degree preferred; Minimum three years of relevant work experience in developing, politically unstable, or fragile countries with a USAID contractor or international NGO managing the operations of an office or program; Experience working in security-challenged or non-permissive environments desirable; Experience implementing small grant programs, especially in-kind grants desirable; Familiarity with USAID/Office of Transition Initiative's policies and procedures with respect to financial management, financial reporting, procurement processes, and grants management; Supervisory experience; Experience working in West Africa on rapid transition programs preferred; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Proficiency in French and complete fluency in English required. REGIONAL PROGRAM MANAGER: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required; advanced degree preferred; Minimum two years of experience working in complex and challenging field operational contexts, including at least one year of supervisory experience; Experience managing a field office, particularly financial and administrative management, program development and implementation, and grants management, especially in-kind and small grants; Experience working on programs requiring community-level engagement; Familiarity with USAID/Office of Transition Initiative's policies and procedures regarding financial management, financial reporting, procurement processes, and grants management; Experience working in West Africa on rapid transition programs preferred; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Proficiency in French and complete fluency in English required. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to OTICotedIvoire_recruit@chemonics.com by March 31, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "OTI Cote d'Ivoire and the name of the position" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements. Chemonics is an equal opportunity 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. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/v8dgx8c
******************************* *Partnerships manager Thailand
Chemonics seeks a partnerships manager for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded project in the Lower Mekong sub-region to strengthen the skills of 20,000 current and future workers in science, technology, engineering, math, accounting, and tourism (STEM+AT) sectors. Working with vocational training centers and higher education institutions in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, this project will enhance ASEAN's ability to improve economic integration and global competitiveness through human resource development and access to quality education. The partnerships manager will be based in Bangkok and will be responsible for overseeing public-private partnerships, grants management, and in-country subcontracts. The person will represent the project when engaging with donors, government officials, program partners, and other key stakeholders. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in communications, business, social sciences, or a related field required; At least five years' experience in grants management for USAID or other donor-funded projects; strong financial and contract management experience required; Experience building successful relationships with corporate and foundation partners, institutions of higher learning at the regional and national level, and other project partners; Experience in design and management of activities under public-private partnerships; Experience developing and implementing annual work plans and effective monitoring and evaluation systems; Experience in grants portfolio management, and overseeing policies, procedures, and practices to ensure compliance with USAID and Chemonics policies; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Strong written and oral communications skills in English required; professional written and spoken Thai language required; knowledge of other regional languages preferred. TO APPLY: Send electronic submissions to rdmacometrecruit@chemonics.com. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/g93vsnv
******************************* *Water and Land Management Specialist Rabat, Morocco
ICARDA is seeking a Water and Land Management Specialist who will coordinate and provide technical support to water and land projects of the IWLMP in Morocco including the Water Benchmarks of WANA, CRPs and others. The IRS will be based in Rabat-Morocco. Main responsibilities: Conduct research on Water & Land issues in rain-fed agricultural systems including supplemental irrigation and water harvesting. Coordinate and support collaborative research activities with the Ministry of Agriculture, the INRA-Morocco, and other national and international organizations working in the agricultural sector in the country. Work with a multi-disciplinary team from ICARDA and the Agricultural Research System in Morocco to coordinate research and technology dissemination and out scaling activities within the joint research for development program. Publish research results in ISI refereed journals, prepare reports, training materials, and other documentation as required. Assess the need for ICARDA's assistance in technical backstopping, data collection, training and other areas. Assist in mobilizing resources to support the activities in Morocco and coordinate the ongoing and future projects. REQUIRES: Earned PhD in agricultural engineering, water management, soil-water or one of the relevant agricultural fields. Minimum 5 years of experience in related subjects with strong background in applied research and capacity development and strong record of ISI peer-reviewed publications. Coordination, managerial, supervisory and communication skills, and ability to work in a team. Demonstrated ability to plan and conduct research and interpret research results. Ability to write concise reports frequently and to administer field work and fluency in English, and computer skills are required. TO APPLY: Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by 4 April 2014. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from women. Applications will be acknowledged, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
******************************* *Business Development Special Casual
EDC is seeking a Business Development Special Casual which is a short-term position that will help identify and recruit staff, research information relating to the upcoming solicitations, contact potential partner organizations to help set up appointments, and assist with formulating strategies. This will include collecting information, helping to filter and analyze the information, and identifying appropriate local NGOs who may form a part of a program consortium. International travel may be required. The Business Development Special Casual in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies and procedures. S/he will also convey organizational philosophy and values. QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Specific requirements: Master's degree or equivalent. Specific technical expertise relevant to the proposed project. Excellent analytical skills and aptitude for details. Capacity to work in difficult conditions and function well under pressure. Proficiency in English and the host country language(s). Minimum of 7 years international experience required; experience in a developing country required. Ability to travel internationally with short notice may be required. This is a short-term part time position which does not include the standard EDC benefits package. TO APPLY: apply online at http://www.edc.org/about/job_opportunities. EDC is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V) and has Affirmative Action Plans for Women and Minorities and for Disabled Workers and Veterans. EDC is a smoke-free workplace.
******************************* *Project Coordinator for Food Security Washington, DC
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Project Coordinator for Food Security in our Washington, DC office. The Project Coordinator provides administrative backstopping support for multiple projects in progress. In conjunction with the Food Security team members, the Project Coordinator is responsible for ensuring successful completion of programmatic deliverables in a timely, organized, efficient and accurate manner. The Project Coordinator reports to the Project Manager and is located in the Washington, DC office. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Business, International Affairs, or a related field required. Proven skills in Microsoft Office; advanced proficiency in Excel required. Basic understanding of finance, budgeting and income forecasting. Excellent communication skills. Above average time management skills including ability to prioritize competing demands. Ability to work well both independently and within a team based environment. Fluency in English including above average proficiency in writing, reading, and speaking is required; Fluency in Russian highly preferred. Minimum two years demonstrated, related professional work experience required; preferably in the international development sector. Prior experience working within a team-based environment providing backstopping support for multiple projects in progress desired. Understanding of donor-funded projects gained through demonstrated work history including USAID, MCC, World Bank, and/or Department of State preferred. Must demonstrate personal attributes such as loyalty and integrity in addition to being determined and thorough, which is inherent in this position. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with "14-16 Project Coordinator- Food Security", in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Candidate must be able to demonstrate legal right to work in the United States. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
******************************* *Senior Irrigation and Water Management Specialist Cairo, Egypt
ICARDA is seeking a Senior Irrigation and Water Management Specialist in Cairo. Duties: Lead a team of scientists and support staff at the Integrated Water and Land Management Program of ICARDA on conducting irrigation and water management research in Egypt and other fully irrigated schemes in the dry areas. REQUIRES: Earned PhD degree in irrigation science/ engineering, agricultural water management, or soil-water-plant relations, water resources, marginal-quality water management or related area. 10 years of post-PhD experience, part of which at international level, of managing water resources and irrigation field research especially with NARS and farmers. Strong background in dry areas agriculture with demonstrated capacity for producing high science quality. Ability to use models of soil-water-plant-atmospheric relations and principles to research the improvement of agricultural water productivity. Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Arabic and/or French language and of GIS and remote sensing is desirable. Knowledge of participatory research methodologies and a proven ability to work in multi-cultural teams will be an advantage. Strong background in applied research and capacity development with strong record of ISI peer-reviewed publications. Ability to work independently and perform in greatly diverse environments and multidisciplinary teams of researchers at ICARDA and NARS, and manage international and regional research projects. TO APPLY: Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by 7 April 2014. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from women. Applications will be acknowledged, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
******************************* *SENIOR PROJECT ASSOCIATE ARLINGTON, VA
Management Sciences for Health has posted an opening for a Senior Project Associate who provides financial monitoring and logistical support to the SIAPS Project under the supervision of the SIAPS Senior Project Officer. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree required, preferably combined with international development operations experience. Demonstrated programmatic, management, and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with other professionals and key stakeholders engaged in health care and international development work. Experience with USAID highly desirable. For more information and to apply please go online to www.msh.org/careers/index.cfm. Vacancy no: 13-7279
******************************* *DEPUTY DIRECTOR, MCM WASHINGTON, DC
The International Monetary Fund seeks a Deputy Director who is expected to assist the Director/ Financial Counselor in the management and supervision of the work of the department, and to provide leadership for MCM's work on monetary and macroprudential policies, central bank operations, and global financial stability analysis. He/she will ensure the high quality and visibility of the department's work in these areas, as well as its relevance to multilateral and bilateral surveillance. In doing so, he/she will collaborate closely with other departments in the IMF, and will help maintain the department's broad-based outreach to national and multilateral institutions dealing with monetary and macro-prudential policies and operations and financial stability analysis (such as central banks, the Bank of International Settlements, and the Financial Stability Board). REQUIRES: An advanced degree in finance, economics, business, or other relevant field, and professional experience at a senior level in a leading practice national or regional central bank. Demonstrated capacity in strategic and analytical thinking and sound policy judgment in the areas of monetary and macroprudential policy; deep knowledge of banking and financial markets; and a strong network of professional contacts. TO APPLY: Candidates meeting the qualifications are invited to apply online at https://www.imf.org/external/np/adm/rec/db/index.htm. Job Number: 1400130
******************************* UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1- 917-367-0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
*ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER GENEVA
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Monitors economic developments in international investment policies and identifies recurrent and emerging issues of concern to the United Nations (UNCTAD). Develops draft policy recommendations pertaining to foreign direct investment policy and sustainable development. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics or related field. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in international investment issues. Closing date: 4/27/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-UNCTAD-33357-R-GENEVA (R)
*SENIOR STATISTICIAN SANTIAGO
A Senior Statistician (P-5) is sought in Santiago. Duties: Plans and supervises the work programme of the Social Statistics Section, providing both technical and managerial supervision of all activities. Plans, organizes and manages staff; plans and discusses individual work programmes with staff and evaluates their performance. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) preferably in Statistics, Economics, Sociology or directly related area. A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible relevant experience at national or international levels in social statistics, especially in statistics of poverty, income distribution and Millennium Development Goals indicators is required. Closing date: 4/26/14. Vacancy no: 14- STT-ECLAC-33574-R-SANTIAGO (R)
*ASSOCIATE PROGRAMME OFFICER NAIROBI
An Associate Programme Officer (P-2) is sought in Nairobi. Duties: Assist in compiling data and information necessary for the development and formulation of inter linkages between Marine Ecosystems, small islands and Climate Change Adaptation activities. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in environment management, marine biology, geography, climate change and related fields. A minimum of three years of relevant working experience in environmental management, climate change, marine, oceans or related in the field. Closing date: 4/21/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNEP-33142-R-NAIROBI (X)
******************************* *Manager, Research and Policy Toronto, Ontario
The MasterCard Foundation, a global foundation based in Toronto, Canada, with approximately $9 billion in assets, is seeking a Manager, Research and Policy. It was established through the generosity of MasterCard Worldwide at the time of the company's initial public offering in 2006. As an independent entity, its policies, operations and funding decisions are determined by its own Board of Directors and President and CEO. The Foundation believes that every person has the potential to transform their lives and improve the lives of their families and communities. The Foundation collaborates with partners to advance sustainable and scalable solutions in financial inclusion and youth learning, focusing on countries - particularly Sub- Saharan Africa - that face high rates of poverty, limited access to financial services and growing numbers of out-of-school youth. The Foundation values innovative and fresh thinking as it strives to become an influential global thought-contributor. Its work is achieved by a strategic, nimble and highly entrepreneurial team with a proactive and results-oriented approach to its philanthropic activities. The organization's culture is shaped by people who are driven and passionate about the Foundation's mission. Research, Evaluation and Learning at the Foundation: Research, evaluation and learning are critical to the Foundation's work, directly informing program strategies and helping to position the Foundation as a global thought-contributor. Research and evaluative inquiry are undertaken in a spirit of learning and continuous improvement for programmatic impact. With strong senior leadership support and engagement, the Foundation's approach to research, evaluation and learning is highly collaborative and supports a range of approaches, seeking to employ the most rigorous and relevant methods to answer specific learning questions at the project, program and Foundation levels. It also seeks to respond to global priorities and knowledge gaps within our program areas. In line with the Foundation's rapid growth and evolving program strategies, the breadth and depth of research and policy analysis activities continues to expand. Program strategies focused on holistic solutions underscore the need to understand and engage with country and market system contexts. Likewise, the Foundation is committed to listening deeply and genuinely to clients and young people, and elevating their voices to inform programs and policies. The Foundation partners with a network of world- class research and evaluation experts to achieve these goals, and convenes and collaborates with diverse stakeholders to share lessons learned and deepen our collective impact. The Manager, Research and Policy, will lead the Foundation's research and policy analysis activities to inform internal strategic decision-making and drive external thought leadership. S/he will work with the Evaluation and Learning team to promote and support an organizational culture that values research and learning in a way that is both actionable and useful for improving program effectiveness. Broadly, the Manager, Research and Policy, will lead major, new Foundation-commissioned research and policy analysis initiatives, as well as provide technical assistance to research and policy components embedded within specific projects. Through work with the Evaluation and Learning team and the Program teams, s/he will bolster the Foundation's learning agenda by responding to our most pressing learning questions through rigorous, evidence-based knowledge generation. S/he will work collaboratively across the Foundation with Program, Evaluation and Learning, and Communications staff at all levels, as well as directly with partner organizations. Specific Responsibilities Include: Research and Policy Analysis: Produce major research studies and associated knowledge products based on Foundation priorities. Lead the design and implementation of Foundation- commissioned, action-oriented research and policy analysis in support of program learning agendas. Conduct primary research and policy analysis where appropriate, and manage academic, think tank, research institute and other learning partners to conduct research and policy analysis on behalf of the Foundation. Contribute new evidence-based insights and produce or manage compelling knowledge products and that have profound impact internally and externally. Advise on research agendas and activities in projects and programs, in close collaboration with program staff and implementing partners. Support efforts to link research and evidence with ongoing program planning and improvement. Analyze policy issues relevant to the Foundation's programming areas, including assessment of enabling environments and opportunities to enhance impact. Forge new partnerships with a range of research and policy experts, institutions and other stakeholders to further leverage knowledge generation activities. Coordinate with the Foundation's Program, Communications, Evaluation and Learning and Senior Leadership teams to implement prioritized research and policy analysis activities. Engage in conferences, convenings, working groups, speaking engagements and other activities that reinforce the Foundation's role as thought contributor. Foundation Learning and Other Duties: Contribute to Foundation-wide learning initiatives, including learning reports to the Foundation's Board of Directors, learning publications, staff learning retreats, knowledge management systems and processes, and other activities that support the evolution of the Foundation as a learning organization. Manager, Research and Policy: Assist in creating and mainstreaming best practice resources for the Foundation in relation to research, policy analysis and learning. Build staff and partner capacity to understand, manage and/or undertake rigorous, ethical and impactful research and policy analysis. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE: Advanced degree demonstrating research abilities in related fields including international development, economics, anthropology, sociology or public policy. Minimum of seven to ten years professional experience, with at least five years hands-on experience managing and/or conducting research, evaluation, and/or policy analysis for well-known research or policy institutes or networks, with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary, applied research. Experience writing and publishing compelling research, policy analysis and other thought pieces in a variety of formats and forums, demonstrating excellent written communication and knowledge translation skills. Strong research and policy experience and expertise in the area of Financial Inclusion (formerly Microfinance), particularly in Africa. This includes, for example, client and market research on increasing access to financial products and services for disadvantaged populations in Africa; mobile financial services, social protection and inclusion programs for ultra- poor and vulnerable groups; rural and agricultural finance and development; savings groups; MSME finance; microfinance institution capacity building; and industry strengthening. Research and policy experience and expertise related to youth a plus, including youth employability and workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, access to finance, asset-building, connecting youth to jobs, and/or formal and informal education. Ability to apply research and policy analysis tools and techniques in diverse situations and scenarios, and translate knowledge to meet the needs of diverse stakeholders and audiences. Experience providing expert technical advice and assistance to program managers and implementers. Demonstrated skill in prioritizing and balancing multiple competing tasks, projects, and deadlines. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Extensive experience working in sub-Saharan Africa. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Demonstrated skill in working collaboratively and effectively, and being flexible; Sense of humor, exhibiting grace under pressure; Seeks out collaboration; comfortable working across teams and with excellent inter-personal and cross-culture relationship-building skills; Comfort with ambiguity. BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION: The Foundation offers an excellent benefits package and a salary that is commensurate with experience. TO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Andrew Dumont of Boyden Global Executive Search, at adumont@boyden.com, indicating "Manager, Research and Policy" in the subject line of your email. The MasterCard Foundation is an open, collegial organization which honours principles of equality of opportunity for all.
******************************* *Manager, Evaluation and Learning Toronto, Ontario
The MasterCard Foundation, a global foundation based in Toronto, Canada, with approximately $9 billion in assets, is seeking a Manager, Evaluation and Learning. It was established through the generosity of MasterCard Worldwide at the time of the company's initial public offering in 2006. As an independent entity, its policies, operations and funding decisions are determined by its own Board of Directors and President and CEO. The Foundation believes that every person has the potential to transform their lives and improve the lives of their families and communities. The Foundation collaborates with partners to advance sustainable and scalable solutions in financial inclusion and youth learning, focusing on countries - particularly Sub- Saharan Africa - that face high rates of poverty, limited access to financial services and growing numbers of out-of-school youth. The Foundation values innovative and fresh thinking as it strives to become an influential global thought-contributor. Its work is achieved by a strategic, nimble and highly entrepreneurial team with a proactive and results-oriented approach to its philanthropic activities. The organization's culture is shaped by people who are driven and passionate about the Foundation's mission. Evaluation and Learning at the Foundation: Evaluation and learning are critical to the Foundation's work, directly informing program strategies and helping to position the Foundation as a global thought-contributor. Research and evaluative inquiry are undertaken in a spirit of learning and continuous improvement for programmatic impact. With strong senior leadership support and engagement, the Foundation's approach to research, evaluation and learning is highly collaborative and supports a range of approaches, seeking to employ the most rigorous and relevant methods to answer specific learning questions at the project, program and Foundation levels. It also seeks to respond to global priorities and knowledge gaps within our program areas. In line with the Foundation's rapid growth and evolving program strategies, the breadth and depth of research and evaluation activities continues to expand. The Foundation is committed to listening deeply and genuinely to clients and young people, and elevating their voices to inform programs and policies. The Foundation partners with a network of world-class research and evaluation experts to achieve these goals, and convenes and collaborates with diverse stakeholders to share lessons learned and deepen our collective impact. The Manager, Evaluation and Learning, helps to guide the evaluation and learning function at the Foundation and provides strategic advice and technical assistance to programs. S/he will leverage evaluation and learning expertise as well as sector-specific expertise in the areas of Financial Inclusion and/or Youth Learning (see below). The Manager, Evaluation and Learning will work closely and collaboratively with the evaluation and learning team to promote and support an organizational culture that values evaluation and learning in a way that is both practical and useful for improving program and Foundation effectiveness. S/he will provide strategic advice to programs and assistance with evaluation planning, design, and implementation for a range of evaluation and learning activities across the Foundation's program areas. S/he will also promote several learning oriented initiatives, both internal to the Foundation and externally as the Foundation leverages and strengthens its role as an international thought contributor. The Manager, Evaluation and Learning will report to the Foundation's Deputy Director, Evaluation and Learning. In addition, s/he will work in partnership with all program staff and Foundation partners. Specific responsibilities include: Program Evaluation Design and Implementation: Assess needs and design monitoring and evaluation plans to address the progress of and ensuring rich learning from complex multiyear project proposals, in partnership with program staff. Review monitoring and evaluation proposals, and advise staff and partners on the design and implementation of these plans. Manage quality mid-term, final, developmental and other types of evaluations of projects that support strategic learning. Lead efforts to link program evaluation with ongoing program planning and improvement, including assistance with developing and/or updating logic models, theories of change, identifying appropriate indicators, and analyzing data. Foundation Level Evaluation and Learning: Manage the analysis and synthesis of key themes, achievements and lessons learned from the Foundation's financial inclusion and/or economic opportunities for youth programming. Collaborate with communications, IT and finance staff to improve the Foundation's knowledge management activities. Collaborate with staff to effectively share the lessons learned by the Foundation's financial inclusion and/or economic opportunities for youth programming. Help foster a "culture of evaluation" and contribute to the Foundation's capacity and efforts around organizational learning and knowledge management. Manage specific Foundation-level learning initiatives including learning reports to staff, the Board of Directors and external audiences, as well as facilitating staff trainings and learning retreats. Other Duties: Manage research partners and oversee research implementation as relevant to programmatic learning agendas. Assist in the creation and mainstreaming of best practice resources on evaluation and learning. Assess current monitoring systems and support enhancements or upgrades. Train and coach program staff in monitoring, evaluation and learning concepts and methods. Handle special evaluation and learning-related projects as assigned. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE: Advanced degree in related fields including evaluation, international development, economics, anthropology, sociology or public policy. Minimum of seven to ten years professional experience, with at least six years hands-on experience managing and/or conducting evaluation and research, and working with a variety of qualitative and quantitative evaluation techniques. Experience and expertise in the area of Financial Inclusion (formerly Microfinance), particularly in Africa. This includes, for example, increasing access to and use of financial products and services for disadvantaged populations; mobile financial services, social protection and inclusion programs for ultra-poor and vulnerable groups; rural and agricultural finance and development; savings groups; MSME finance; microfinance institution capacity building; and industry strengthening. Experience and expertise related to youth a plus, including youth employability and workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, access to finance, asset-building, connecting youth to jobs, and/or formal and informal education. Ability to apply evaluation tools and techniques in diverse situations and scenarios. Experience providing expert technical advice and assistance to program managers and implementers. Demonstrated skill in prioritizing and balancing multiple competing tasks, projects, and deadlines. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills. Experience working in sub- Saharan Africa. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Demonstrated skill in working collaboratively and effectively, and being flexible; Sense of humor, exhibiting grace under pressure; Seeks out collaboration; comfortable working across teams and with excellent interpersonal and cross-culture relationship-building skills; Comfort with ambiguity. BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION: The Foundation offers an excellent benefits package and a salary that is commensurate with experience. TO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Andrew Dumont of Boyden Global Executive Search, at adumont@boyden.com, indicating "Manager, Evaluation and Learning" in the subject line of your email. The MasterCard Foundation is an open, collegial organization which honours principles of equality of opportunity for all.
******************************* *Grants and Contracts Manager Washington, DC
Pact is seeking a Grants and Contracts Manager (GCM) who is responsible for the efficient and effective administration of prime awards with U.S. Government and non- U.S. Government donors. The responsibility for administrative oversight includes the entire life of an award, focusing on regulatory compliance, assessment and mitigation of business risks, and enforcement of Pact's policies and procedures. The GCM also serves as a technical resource to Pact staff in interpreting donor rules and regulations and acts as a primary point of contact for contractual discussions and negotiations with donors. In addition to prime award administration, the GCM also provides agreement and regulatory technical and compliance support and advice to sub-grant administration, contracting, and procurement activities under prime awards and new business bid reviews and proposal development. The Grants and Contracts Manager works closely with other members of the Agreement Management team and on cross- functional basis with those within the regional portfolios. The GCM reports to the Director of Agreement Management, or to others as designated by Director of Agreement Management. Responsibilities: Pre-proposal/ Proposal: Review, advise and provide input regarding RFPs, RFAs, APSs, and other types of bid requests or donor solicitations and proposal preparation with regards to regulatory, risk mitigation, or potential compliance issues. Prepares and advises regarding teaming agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other similar arrangements with partners. Coordinates with the Financial Planning and Analysis team contributing as needed and providing compliance and regulatory input on proposal budgets and budget notes, cost and pricing information, level of effort, indirect cost calculations and presentation. Conducts due diligence and preparation of certain regulatory-specific component parts to proposal, such as representations and certifications. Prime Award Negotiation and Project Implementation/ Sub-award Management: Leads the review, comment and negotiation of prime awards with donors, including direct communications with the donor. Provide guidance to portfolio team, including in- country staff, regarding agreement and donor requirements throughout life of award. Facilitate resolution of agreement-related issues and requirements with donor or sub- partner throughout life of award. Handles requests to donors, e.g. for approvals, authorizations, or waivers, and facilitates responses to donor inquiries throughout life of the award. Reviews sub-awards and supporting documentation and provides guidance to country office staff on sub-award management. Reviews and prepares, as needed, of other agreements, contracts, or purchase orders related to project implementation, e.g. leases or commercial vendor agreements. Facilitates processing of notices of new awards or award modifications and financial and other data related to sub-awards. Support award document management and monitor compliance with award deliverables and requirements. Monitors award throughout its lifecycle for potential business risks and actively engages with cross-functional team on mitigation of risks as they arise. Initiates or participates in compliance reviews and supports internal controls reviews and monitoring or facilitation of implementation of corrective action plan, as requested. Upon close-down of a project, assists in close- outs, including technical assistance and backstopping to country offices; assist with final disposition of property. Other Departmental Support: Contribute to revisions and development of template documents and manuals and assist in maintaining template documents and manuals. Contribute to development of relevant policies and procedures. Contribute to periodic regulatory or other guidance/ briefing materials or presentations. Provide training on regulatory and other matters to staff across the organization, including remote training to country offices, and lead presentations on awards or other matters. Supports and participates in community of practice and other mechanisms for knowledge sharing. Maintains and administers organization's reporting in government databases. Prepare status or other reports as requested. Other tasks as assigned. Minimum QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree, with preference for a Master's degree. At least 10 years of relevant experience, including at least 5 years' experience working with U.S. Government contracts either with a for-profit or not-for profit implementer or with a U.S. Government agency. Advance certifications relevant to the position requires may substitute for years of experience. Working knowledge of U.S. regulations and requirements applicable to development assistance and acquisition including OMB Circulars (e.g. A-122), 22 CFR 226 and 22 CFR 228, ADS, FAR, AIDAR, CAS, FFATA, DSSR, FTR. Fluent English. Ability to travel internationally periodically. Preference for: Experience in administering USAID grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts. Experience with grants and contracts requirements of other bilateral donors, including Dfid, SIDA, DANIDA, or multilateral donors such as Global Fund, EU, United Nations, or World Bank. Experience with private foundations, corporate engagement, and corporate donors. Proficiency in another language from a Pact region. Experience working in multicultural work-environment and decentralized field-driven organization. Experience supervising others. Skills and Abilities: Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and team building skills; Ability to work independently or in teams; Compliance with policy and procedures and ability to promote compliance; Strong planning and time management skills, ability to handle high-volume, fast-paced work environment and ability to multi-task with ease; Strong written and oral communication skills; Strong customer service skills; Ability to mentor and train others; Solid research and analytical skills; Attention to detail; Creativity, flexibility, and ability to adapt to change; Good negotiating and conflict resolution/ problem- solving skills; Highest standards of ethics and integrity; Good judgment; Solid understanding of budgets; Sense of humor; Competence using common desktop applications and internal systems, including Microsoft Professional, CRM databases, sub-award management or document management systems. 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. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
******************************* *Country Director Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda
Pact is seeking a Country Director in DRC. The Country Director (CD) is responsible for the timely and effective implementation of all programs within DRC and Rwanda. Overall responsibilities include: technical leadership; team management and mentoring; policy advocacy; donor, government and partner liaison; new business development; and oversight of programmatic and financial management and reporting. As Country Director, s/he is also responsible for setting strategic directions and developing the country portfolio as well as new activities in Rwanda and neighboring countries. S/he must also ensure that systems are in place and being properly implemented, ensuring that all Pact's activities and programs are in alignment with Pact policies and guidelines. The CD oversees the proper stewardship of resources as well as the well-being and safety of Pact staff. S/he is responsible for all senior representation work with the local government, the donor community as well as other stakeholders in the country. S/he reports to a Regional Vice President for East and West Africa. Specific Duties: Programming and Strategic Planning: Oversee country office programming to ensure effective/ efficient delivery and implementation. Continue the development and strengthening of programs based on strategic analysis of the country context. Ensure that proper program monitoring and evaluation systems are in place. As applicable, make periodic visits to field sites, to monitor the status of projects. Promote a learning environment within the country office that facilitates two-way learning with various stakeholders. Facilitate and/or participate in learning communities/ task forces. Lead the preparation and implementation of a high quality country-office strategic plan appropriate for the local and regional context, complementary to government & donor development plans and in line with Pact's overall vision and mission. Develop the plan in an inclusive and participatory process, ensure appropriate monitoring and modification and promote understanding of the plan by all staff and key stakeholders. Oversee the development of an annual operating plan that is drafted in an open and participatory manner and is in line with the strategic plan. Oversee periodic review of the operating environment and adjust strategic plan accordingly. Document and disseminate methodologies and results that can inform the wider Pact community (such as evaluation documents, consultant reports, workshop reports, etc.). Share and promote these resources through a variety of means (including e-mail, brown bags, the Intranet, etc.). Assure smooth flow of information from Pact DC to staff and vice versa. New Business Development Networking, Alliance Building and Collaboration: Generate financially viable program pipeline in line with Pact strategy and assist in identifying and securing funding for those programs. Involve relevant CO and Pact DC program, grants, management and other staff in identifying and pursuing new business opportunities. Coordinate in- country marketing and promotion of Pact. Ensure strategic growth for Pact in line with strategic plan and/or theory of change. Ensure strong cooperation and collaboration with partners, donors, government, and other key stakeholders as a base for building/ maintaining/ expanding a sustainable country and regional program. Coordinate and collaborate with Pact DC and Pact's regional staff. Promote similar collaboration amongst local Pact staff. Contribute strategically, through participation, in relevant, existing forums in building a vibrant civil society sector and influencing policy. Finance, Administration, Grants and IT: Provide oversight for all administrative and financial operations to support the programs. Consistently monitor the country office's financial position and ensure the best use of available resources including the development and review of country office annual budget and project budgets, oversight of financial transactions and reports, and maximizing cost recovery from restricted grants. Maintain up to date understanding and adherence to Pact's policies and procedures amongst all country office staff. Ensure the country office operations are conducted in accordance with all statutory and tax requirements. Ensure adequate internal controls are in place to protect the country office's financial and non-monetary assets and to ensure the resources are used in accordance with donor terms and conditions. Review and follow-up on internal and external audit recommendations. Oversee an efficient, transparent grants making process under the program; assure timely and high-quality monitoring of and reporting by sub grantees. In coordination with Pact DC, negotiate contracts, grants, cooperative agreements and their modifications or extensions. Oversee the work of the implementing partners and monitor for compliance with sub agreements or subcontracts. Human Resources: In cooperation with Pact HR, oversee the management and development of country office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled and productive workforce and promote an organizational culture where Pact's values are practiced. Ensure levels of authority and responsibility are clearly defined, understood and followed within the country office. Provide proper supervision and management for all direct reports and oversee the establishment and functioning of a strong, effective senior leadership team. Ensure timely and quality inputs by staff and consultants. Ensure the proper implementation of Pact's performance management system for direct reports. This can include: proactively addressing performance issues through regular, constructive and honest feedback and coaching and identifying necessary staff development for direct reports. Ensure strong human resource strategies and systems are in place and are properly implemented in areas such as recruitment, staff development, and performance management. Ensure appropriate workplace policies to ensure fairness and equity are developed and used (e.g. policies related to HIV/AIDS, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, etc.) In cooperation with Pact HR, oversee the establishment and regular review of compensation package to ensure competitiveness. Actively promote staff wellness by monitoring country office organizational health and taking corrective actions as needed. Invest in consistent team building to increase cohesion between staff in all geographic areas of the country. Lead the management of Security and Safety Administration by developing and updating a staff and asset security plan in line with the local context and in alignment with Pact DC security guidance; keeping key Pact staff abreast of any security issues, as they arise. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: BA and 12+ years of relevant experience (or equivalent) required. MA in Business or Public Administration, Natural Resource Management, Development or related field preferred. Skills and Abilities: Behavioral Competencies: Role model for in-country staff; Transparency and collaboration. Leadership and Staff Management: Sets country strategic vision and drives initiatives; Consistently works within internal process and procedures and ensures others do the same; High proficiency in supervising staff, including mentoring, team building and providing productive feedback and meaningful development opportunities. Program/ Project Management: Excellent planning and resource management skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences, negotiate and resolve conflict. Ability to problem-solve complex issues and multitask with ease and grace, balancing and adapting to frequently changing priorities. High proficiency in developing and managing a budget as well as monitoring sub-grants. Expert knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations as well as experience with corporate clients. Technical Skills: Expertise in artisanal and small- scale mining, extractive industries corporate governance, natural resources management, livelihoods and/or corporate social responsibility. Expertise building national partners capacity. Language: Proficiency in English and French required. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org.
******************************* *Chief of Party, Civil Society Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Pact is seeking a Chief of Party for a project aimed at strengthening Cambodian civil society. This position is contingent upon award of funds. The Chief of Party will be responsible for the technical leadership and administrative oversight of the project and will act as the primary liaison to donors, the Government of Cambodia and other project stakeholders. Pact has supported Cambodian civil society for over twenty years and seeks to further support, connect and amplify the voices of a growing base of participants from across the country - particularly at the grassroots level - to participate in and impact the decisions that affect their lives and the future of their country. RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for overall management and administration of project activities, providing feedback and support to project team in its day-to-day operations. Oversee all aspects of project planning, including the production of annual work plans, operating budgets, etc. Oversee and monitor quality of organizational capacity development to local CSOs, using customized capacity building tools and approaches to ensure measureable impact. Provide administrative and programmatic support for management of grantees; lead the identification and administration of subgrants to NGOs undertaking innovative initiatives. Ensure coordination of project with other initiatives in country, as well as coordination of different initiatives led by Cambodian NGOs. Provide technical leadership grounded in the project's strategic objectives to ensure high-quality programming that meets or exceeds expected technical quality and reporting requirements. Adjust project strategy and approach in consultation with donor as needed according to shifting realities on the ground. Ensure that Pact provides high quality technical assistance to local partners. Conduct regular monitoring and mentoring visits to local partners. Establish processes that ensure iterative feedback and assistance to local partners. Ensure that all donor and Pact reporting requirements on program impact are met. Oversee project staff in helping implementing partners/ grantees establish reporting and tracking systems to provide key information in an efficient and timely manner. Ensure cost-effective use of Pact and donor resources. Closely manage project budget to meet expected results. Review and approve quarterly budgets and reports. Ensure effective coordination and communication between the technical team and other organizational departments. Act as Pact's liaison to donors, government ministries and partners. Represent Pact at conferences, working groups and meetings, including relevant organizational and external Communities of Practice. Maintain and expand on Pact's position as a thought leader in civil society strengthening in Cambodia and the wider Southeast Asia region. Provide regular written/ oral program progress updates as requested. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of ten years of professional experience working on all aspects of civil society strengthening, including grassroots organizations, network development, national civil society capacity development, NGO legislation, CS advocacy and developing CS campaigns (demonstrated track record of success working on human rights, land tenure and/or policy reform initiatives strongly preferred). A graduate degree (Master's Degree or higher preferred) in a related field of study, such as international development, political science, communications, law. Expertise in building the capacity of local organizations through customized tools and approaches, as well as technical and financial support. Proven track record of success in overseeing projects with strong subgrant components. Proven leadership in the design, management, implementation and monitoring & evaluation of large and complex international donor-funded programs. Demonstrated skills in strategic planning, management, supervision and budgeting. Experience leading large projects funded by bi-lateral donors, such as USAID, DfID, AusAID, etc. Experience successfully implementing USAID projects strongly preferred. Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision to diverse stakeholders and lead multi- disciplinary teams. Proven track record of success in managing, coaching and mentoring staff in an international setting, particularly within non-profit organizations. Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors, international and local organizations. Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written. Strong knowledge of donor policies and procedures. Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental and development context of Cambodia strongly preferred. Fluency in English required. Knowledge of Khmer an advantage. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org.
******************************* *Director, Public Relations Watertown, MA
Pathfinder International is seeking a Director, Public Relations in Watertown. Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do - believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services - from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. The External Relations group is responsible for all individual fundraising (from channels including major gift cultivation, direct mail and online), internal and external communications, stewardship of the organization's brand and positioning and management of Pathfinder's online properties and channels. The External Relations group partners with all departments within Pathfinder and successfully communicates Pathfinder's core values and mission. Position Purpose: The Director of Public Relations is responsible for leading a team charged with raising the awareness and visibility of Pathfinder as well as managing Pathfinder's online properties. He/she will do this by developing strategy, improving content and messaging and leading online experience and capability improvements. The successful individual will manage a budget aimed at developing content, cultivating external contacts and awareness and improving online content and capabilities. She/he will collaborate extensively with Senior Management and colleagues to create new communications platforms and capabilities. This is a highly collaborative role requiring very strong communication, influencing and strategic skills and the ability to interact with a very diverse group of internal and external stakeholders. The Director of Public Relations leads by example using Pathfinder values and competencies to build exceptional partnerships worldwide. Key Responsibilities: Provide the strategic vision and collaborative leadership necessary to create an effective and comprehensive three-year strategic plan for public relations, communications and online capabilities/ infrastructure. This will include generating ideas, mobilizing department and organization-wide participation, and producing and evaluating outcomes. Lead cross functional teams of senior staff, colleagues and external vendors to implement the public relations, communications and online strategic and annual plans to raise Pathfinder's external profile. Ensure the PR, Communications and Online Unit has a high performing staff and staffing structure in place to advance the development goals and effectiveness. Supervise and develop staff's potential, support career growth opportunities and provide ongoing and annual performance management. Responsible for the public relations, communications and online annual budget planning and oversight. Oversee Pathfinder online assets including websites, vendors and content, including enhancing online capability and content. Collaborate with the Marketing and Development staff to enable integrated fundraising efforts and communications/ public relations effectiveness. Stay informed of developments in online innovation, communications, branding and public relations. Perform other related communications, branding and online special projects as needed. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree and at least 12 years of professional experience in successful communications, public relations, social media and online operations and development with increasingly responsible positions. Strong management skills. Success in increasing the effectiveness of direct and cross- functional staff through established objectives, performance standards, quantifiable benchmarks, and coaching. Strategic thinker and excellent communicator with the ability to present information, make recommendations, and positively influence across various levels of the organization while exercising professionalism and diplomacy to accomplish objectives. Excellent computer/ software skills in Microsoft Office applications, in particular Word, Excel and accounting software packages, with proven ability to learn new systems. Excellent communications skills (oral and written), including editing and proofreading. Solid interpersonal, networking and cross-cultural skills. Ability to exercise sound and timely judgment and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed up to 35% time. Integrity and highest ethical standards. Excellent organizational skills and ability to assess priorities, manage a variety of activities and meet deadlines. Ability to work with budgets and financial reports. Ability to establish solid working relationships with donors, volunteers, program management, technical staff, and diverse employees in various other business areas of the organization. Experience and/or strong interest and familiarity with the fundamental connection between development and communications both broadly and in the context of on-line engagement. A multi-disciplinary thinker with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to translate Pathfinder's mission and work to diverse constituencies. Commitment to Pathfinder's mission, purpose, and values. Preferred Qualifications: Strong knowledge of and/or experience with international reproductive health, family planning, maternal health concepts and trends, and institutions in the field. Experience living or working in developing countries that aids in the understanding of program context, field realities, and technical needs preferred. Master's Degree. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment- opportunities/. Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1- 917-367-0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
*DEPUTY CHIEF OFFICER MONTREAL
A Deputy Chief Officer (D-1) is sought in Montreal. Duties: Advising and participating with the Chief Officer in the formulation and implementation of the Multilateral Fund operational policies and strategies. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree would be required with preference in environmental sciences, economics, public administration business administration, or any other relevant field. A minimum of 15 years of professional working experience related to policy development; modeling and strategic planning; project evaluation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, with at least 7 years at a senior level preferably at the international level. Experience in dealing with international organizations and national governments (in particular from developing countries) as well as extensive knowledge of UN and UNEP policy and decision making structure is desirable. Closing date: 4/19/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNEP-33236-R-MONTREAL (X)
*INVESTMENT OFFICER, EMERGING MARKET DEBT NEW YORK
An Investment Officer, Emerging Market Debt (P-4) is sought in New York. The incumbent is a specialist in emerging markets with focus on economic developments, investment analysis and fixed income opportunities within emerging markets. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Business and Administration (MBA), Finance, Economics or related field. A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in international fixed income portfolio management, covering fixed income in emerging markets is required. Experience in pension funds, public funds and central banks is desirable. Closing date: 4/19/14. Vacancy no: 14-INV-UNJSPF-32484-R-NEW YORK (R)
*PROGRAMME OFFICER, CAPACITY-BUILDING, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, RESOURCE EFFICIENCY BANGKOK
A Programme Officer (P-4) is sought in Bangkok. Duties: Serve as a senior policy officer, advising UNEP, and particularly the Sub-programme Coordinator for Resource Efficiency, on overall policy direction and country needs in the region that require UNEP attention. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in environment or development related field. A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the fields of capacity building and transfer of technology. Closing date: 4/18/14. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNEP-32148- R-BANGKOK (X)
*SENIOR PROGRAMME OFFICER NAIROBI
A Senior Programme Officer (P-5) is sought in Nairobi. Duties: Takes the lead to develop, implement and evaluate assigned programmes/ projects, etc.; directs subordinates in programme/ project development, implementation, monitoring and assessment; ensures effective utilization supervision and development of staff, coaches, mentors and evaluates staff. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in management information systems, business administration, natural sciences, environmental assessment or related field. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area. Closing date: 4/14/14 Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNEP-33017-R- NAIROBI (X)
*FIXED ASSET MANAGEMENT OFFICER GENEVA
A Fixed Asset Management Officer (P-3) is sought in Geneva. Duties: In close liaison with Finance Section/ Budget at UNOG and with the Fixed Asset Management Officer and Property Management services at Headquarters in New York, contributes to and implements management of fixed asset policies and framework, including the development of UNOG-specific guidelines. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent), preferably in property management, asset management, accounting, real estate, business administration or related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in property management, accounting, finance, budget or administration. Closing date: 4/14/14. Vacancy no: 14-LOG-UNOG-32988-R-GENEVA (O)
*ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER ADDIS ABABA
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in Addis Ababa. Duties: Monitors economic developments in a defined area and identifies recurrent and emerging issues of concern to the United Nations. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics or related field. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area. Closing date: 4/20/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-ECA-32868-R-ADDIS ABABA (X)
*HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
A Humanitarian Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: Collect and analyze information on current and potential complex emergencies in order to prepare briefs and recommendations for the Under-Secretary-General/ Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) on measures required to mitigate existing or impending humanitarian crises in their assigned region/ countries. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in international relations, public administration, development, law, social science or related field. A minimum of seven years of progressively relevant experience in humanitarian affairs, crisis/ emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, peace-keeping, democracy/ governance, programme management or other related area. Field experience in emergency situations is required. Experience in producing substantive research and analytical reports is required. Closing date: 4/20/14. Vacancy no: 14-HRA-OCHA- 33329-R-NEW YORK (X)
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