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International Development and Assistance

Issue Dated January 9, 2015


Copyright 2015. All rights reserved. This information or any parts thereof may not be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of the Publisher. Lisa L. Hystad, Publisher.

DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY, OPERATIONS PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI
CARE seeks an experienced Deputy Chief of Party-Operations (DCOP) to be based in Port au Prince, Haiti for its social protection for food security and nutrition program. Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: English, French; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. Under the supervision of the COP, the DCOP Operations is responsible for overseeing the coordinated planning (of activities and resources) and implementation of voucher- based social transfers and maternal child health and nutrition activities in line with updated strategies, technical standards, and applicable rules and regulations. The position supervises directly the Food Safety Net Technical Coordinator and the Health and Nutrition Technical Coordinator as well as four (04) Field Office Coordinators, and is responsible for all day to day operations of the technical, field and mobile teams. Working with the COP, the DCOP Operations ensures the adequacy of systems and competence for the effective scale up of program interventions to meet established programmatic and financial targets and timeframes. The Deputy Chief of Party Operations is a key staff for the program and co-chairs the Program Management Team. S/he works with the Chief of Party to ensure that the program is adequately represented in relevant internal and external for and is programmatically integrated within the overall CARE Haiti programming framework and direction. Responsibilities and Tasks: Technical Management; Operations Management; People and Teams Management; Emergency Preparation & Response; Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS (Know-How): BA degree in Social Sciences, such as international development, social work, public policy or other areas directly related to providing services to vulnerable populations or equivalent experience. At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in international development and project management. Strong communication, both oral and written, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop excellent relations with implementation partners and counterparts. Experience in managing implementation of complex programs in a consortium setting. At least 3 years of experience in managing USAID-funded grants. Sound understanding of development, political, and social assistance issues developing world. Scenario planning and problem solving skills. Fluency in spoken and written English. TO APPLY: please apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 536. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
****************************** VICE PRESIDENT, PHILANTHROPY BOSTON
There is an opening for a VP, Philanthropy in Boston. Position reports to the CEO of an $80 Million global 501(3) C based in the Boston area with frequent trips to London. The successful candidate will: (1) have managed a full service fund raising function that includes direct mail, major gifts, planned giving, corporate sponsorship, and foundation grants (2) be willing to live within a commutable distance to world headquarters on Cape Cod, Massachusetts (3) have experience in managing a global fund raising function and (4) currently have a salary that is in the high 100Ks to low 200Ks. Relocation will be provided. TO APPLY: Candidates should send their applications to lstybel@stybelpeabody.com.
****************************** TECHNICAL OFFICER III WASHINGTON, DC
FHI 360 has posted an opening for a Technical Officer, Design, Monitoring, & Evaluation Specialist who will play a lead role in the design and implementation of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan for the Digital Development team at USAID and the mSTAR project. He/she shall also help develop key indicators related to digital finance, digital inclusion, and mobile data that are relevant to capturing the Digital Development team's global work in these sectors. The M&E Specialist will also play a lead role in the transition to a web-based M&E system. REQUIRES: Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent in Economics, Education, Environment, Health, Human Development, Information Science, International Development, Social Sciences or Related Field. Typically requires 8+ years of managing data collection and technical assistance experience. Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools required. Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas. Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff. Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English. Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company. TO APPLY: apply online at https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15113/technical-officer-iii/job. Vacancy no: 15113
****************************** ENGINEER / OPERATIONS MANAGER TURKEY
MSI is seeking an Engineer/ Operations Manager who will be part of a team of consultants that will monitor and verify expenditures, disbursements, payments, accounting, and reporting of financial and physical progress for SRTF activities and their impact on the communities assisted. The position will be based in Gaziantep, Turkey for a minimum period of 12 months. QUALIFICATIONS: At least 10 years of experience in management and/or civil engineering. Master's degree in management (MBA), engineering and social sciences or finance/ accounting. Fluent Arabic and advanced English. Ability to travel at least 40% inside Syria. Skilled in drafting reports and present findings. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com
****************************** MID-TO-SENIOR LEVEL TECHNICAL EXPERTS NEPAL
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking Mid-to-Senior Level Technical Experts for an upcoming USAID M&E and Learning Project in Nepal. The USAID/Nepal Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Contract seeks to support achievement of USAID/Nepal's Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) Development Objectives by assisting the Mission in planning, designing, conducting, disseminating, and learning more about monitoring and evaluation of development activities. This includes designing and implementing both quantitative and qualitative evaluations and assessments, as well as providing expert analysis and technical assistance to USAID/Nepal's programs in order to secure a more inclusive and effective governance, build inclusive and sustainable economic growth to reduce extreme poverty, and increase human capital. Anticipated Technical Experts: Performance Monitoring Specialist; Principal Investigator; Statistician/ Data Analyst; Economic and Public Financial Management Expert; Health, Population, and Nutrition Expert; Agriculture and Food Security Expert; Climate Change, Environmental, and Natural Resource Management Expert; Education Expert; Democracy, Rights, and Governance Expert; Conflict Mitigation and Management Expert; Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Expert; Training and Adult Learning Expert. REQUIRES: Mid-level experts require a minimum of a BS/BA with at least 8 years of experience in related field; Minimum years of experience may be supplemented by advanced degrees. Senior-level experts require a minimum of a BS/BA with at least 15 years of experience in related field; Minimum years of experience may be supplemented by advanced degrees. Demonstrated expertise in designated technical field. Previous experience in South Asia and/or with USAID/Nepal preferred. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with "14-114C, Technical Expert" in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
****************************** DIRECTOR, TECHNICAL BANGKOK, THAILAND
FHI 360 has posted an opening for a senior-level technical director/ advisor to lead our social and economic development portfolio in the Asia Pacific region. Based in Bangkok with frequent travel to FHI 360 focus countries, the director/ advisor will have technical expertise in one or more of SED's technical areas including economic livelihoods development, climate change adaptation, and capacity building who can provide vision and leadership to enhance FHI 360's regional technical expertise and strengthen our portfolio in SED sectors in the AP region. REQUIRES: Master's Degree or its International Equivalent in Knowledge/ Information Services, Environment, Behavioral, Life/ Social Sciences, International Development, Human Development or Related Field. Typically requires 10+ years of project management experience within a relevant area. At least 3 years of experience working in Southeast Asia with a focus on technical program delivery in on of SED's sectors. At least 3 years of experience building partnerships with regional private sector companies that result in enhanced programmatic outcomes and additional resources for program activities. Demonstrated ability to work with multi-sectoral teams and lead, develop and implement strategy and business plans. Ability to travel up to 25% within the region. Excellent writing and presenting skills. Experience working in Myanmar strongly desired. Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff. Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English. TO APPLY: apply online at https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15046/director%2c-technical/job. Vacancy no: 15046
****************************** SENIOR PROGRAMS MANAGER WASHINGTON, DC
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Senior Programs Manager for the Food Security Practice Area in our Washington, DC office. The Senior Programs Manager is responsible for ensuring the successful implementation and management of the Food Security practice area, including strategic planning, project management, personnel, budgeting, and client management. S/he will contribute to the CA-USA Food Security practice area strategy implementation goals by participating in thought leadership while building and maintaining relationships within the global Crown Agents' community. S/he will lead CA-USA's Food Security business development efforts through: identifying proposal opportunities; providing technical guidance to bid facilitation teams; maintaining relationships with the donor and prime organizations; and participating on bid teams, resulting in an increased book of business for the U.S. division of Crown Agents. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree or equivalent in Economics, Agriculture, Business Administration, International Development, or a related field required; additional experience can relieve the Master's requirement dependent upon client requirements. Ten years of project management experience, out of which seven or more years related Food Security program management is required. Strong knowledge and history of effectively contributing technical inputs for Food Security programs. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with best practices in food security, livelihoods, and/or economic development. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated intermediate or above skills in MS Office Suite applications required. Fluency in English is required; bilingual or multilingual ability is preferred. Legal ability to work in the United States is required. International travel up to 30% required. Proven experience in supervision, mentoring, and building staff capacity required. Prior experience ensuring quality and timely financial management and budget management of Food Security projects. Experience managing related USG funded international development projects required. History of effective collaboration with USG donor representatives; knowledge of partnering with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) preferred. Prior experience designing Food Security projects in broad subject matter areas such as access, utilization, stability and availability, required. Related work history carrying out technical writing and managing the bid production process required. 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- 118 Senior Programs Manager, FS", 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.
****************************** REGIONAL DIRECTOR EAST AFRICA
Innovations for Poverty Action seeks a Regional Director, East Africa. This newly refined leadership role was developed to increase the capacity of IPA's Country Programs in East Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. For more information please visit http://www.poverty- action.org/getinvolved/jobs/Africa/IPAKenya101344
****************************** ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
The Asian Development Bank seeks candidates for the following positions. To apply please visit our website at http://www.adb.org/Employment/Professional/default.asp.
SENIOR PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST MANILA, PHILIPPINES
A Senior Procurement Specialist is sought in Manila. Duties: Provide assistance, technical guidance and capacity development to ensure compliance with ADB's procurement (goods, works, and consulting services) policies and procedures; support improvements in the implementation performance of ADB portfolio of loans, grants, and technical assistance (TA); and assist in the establishment, harmonization and improvement of procurement policies and procedures, consistent with effective project management for ADB projects. REQUIRES: Master's degree, or equivalent, in Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, or other related fields. At least 10 years' relevant experience in procurement, project management or other related area. Work experience in infrastructure (transport, energy, water sectors) projects is an advantage. International experience working in several countries. Closing date: 1/14/15. Vacancy no: ADB-HR-14-0969
COUNTRY DIRECTOR MANILA, PHILIPPINES
A Country Director is sought in Manila. Duties: Oversee and provide the primary operational interface between ADB and Government donor partners, civil society and other stakeholders in Georgia and maximize the efficiency and impact of ADB operations in the country. REQUIRES: Master's degree in Economics, Development Studies, Engineering or related fields. At least 12 years relevant experience. Good understanding of CWRD operations and role and functions of its Resident Mission. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Russian language skills will be an added advantage. Closing date: 1/14/15. Vacancy no: ADB-HR-14-0956
PRINCIPAL ECONOMIST MANILA, PHILIPPINES
A Principal Economist is sought in Manila. Duties: Contribute substantially to ADB's support for regional cooperation and integration (RCI). Lead (i) the RCI Thematic Group on thematic analysis and day-to-day coordination on sectoral analysis with ADB's Sector Groups in the development of analytical work for RCI Operational Plan; (ii) analytical inputs for RCI flagship publications and management support. REQUIRES: Master's degree, or equivalent, in economics or related fields. At least 12 years of relevant professional experience. Strong analytical and research capabilities and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to use quantitative methods, including econometric analysis. Ability to liaise with Management and staff at all levels. Ability to interact effectively with senior government officials and staff of other international organizations. Closing date: 1/14/15. Vacancy no: ADB-HR-14-0955
****************************** PROCUREMENT OFFICER - SEVERAL POSITIONS VIENNA, AUSTRIA
The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-test-ban Treaty Organization seeks a Procurement Officer - several positions (P-3) in Vienna. Duties: Contribute to planning, development and management of all procurement and contractual aspects of projects related to worldwide procurement of diverse services and commodities; Consult with the requesting officer(s) on the specifications, delivery dates, possible suppliers and optimal procurement approach. REQUIRES: University degree in public or business administration, commerce, law, economics or a related field; additional studies or training in accounting or law would be an asset. At least five years relevant working experience in the field of procurement of services and equipment and supplies part of which should preferably be in an international environment. When applying, please quote the vacancy announcement number and complete the CTBTO Personal History form. Please visit www.ctbto.org to apply. Closing date: 2/1/15. Vacancy no: VA224-43-2014
****************************** ECONOMIST ROME, ITALY
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted an opening for an Economist (P-4) in Rome. The Economist will coordinate the resilience measurement and analysis programme and act as a key technical member of the Resilience Measurement Technical Working Group strengthening partnerships and capacity building in the food security and resilience domains. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in economics, development studies or a closely related field. Seven years of relevant experience in economic analysis. Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian. TO APPLY: send application to V.A ESA-103-14-PRJ, Economic and Social Development Department, FAO Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153 Rome ITALY, E-mail: VA-103-14-PRJ- ESA@fao.org. Closing date: 1/16/15. Vacancy no: ESA-103-14-PRJ
****************************** 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.
DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC PLANNING AND IMPACT ASSESSMENT DIVISION ROME
A Director, Strategic Planning and Impact Assessment Division (D-1) is sought in Rome. The Director is responsible for managing the Global Engagement and Research Division. The main focus is strategic leadership and management of programmes, people and resources. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (or Masters' equivalent) from an accredited institution in economics, international development, business administration, management or any other technically relevant area. A PhD in the above- mentioned subjects would be an asset. At least twelve (12) years of progressively responsible professional experience in technically related area in a multi-cultural organization or national organization providing support on a global scope and progressively responsible supervisory/ team leader experience is required. Closing date: 1/18/15. Vacancy no: 1339.
DIRECTOR, GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT AND RESEARCH DIVISION ROME
A Director, Global Engagement and Research Division (D-1) is sought in Rome. The Director GER will lead, manage and motivate a team of senior specialists and is responsible for managing and supervising the delivery of GER programme of work within an allocated budget. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (or Masters' equivalent) from an accredited institution in international development, agricultural economics, economics, management or in any other technically relevant area. PhD in the above-mentioned area is a strong asset. Solid state-of-the-art research experience in the field of rural and socio-economic development is required. At least twelve (12) years of progressively responsible professional experience in technically related area in a multi-cultural organization or national organization providing support on a global scope and progressively responsible supervisory/ team leader experience is required. Proven experience in effective policy influencing and campaigning. Closing date: 1/18/15. Vacancy no: 1338.
****************************** LEAD ECONOMIST WASHINGTON, DC
The World Bank has posted an opening for a Lead Economist who will strengthen the analytical contents of the Global Monitoring Report and the Global Economic Prospects and ensure timely, high-quality products and continuously improving their coherence, accessibility and profile. Nurture a high-skilled, responsive team with the capability and flexibility to respond to changing thematic focus of the flagship reports as well as clients' needs, including those of the Director, Chief Economist and senior Bank Management. REQUIRES: A PhD in economics with proven experience in the relevant fields and an excellent record of publications. Demonstrated capacity to manage and strengthen analytical work with a preference to prior management experience. Established ability to draw on the best research from various sources, synthesize it, and draw policy implications, particularly on topics involving global developments, economic trends and policy issues in developing markets, and/or poverty and development outcomes. TO APPLY: Please visit www.worldbank.org. Closing date: 1/15/15. Vacancy no: 141557
****************************** 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 NEW YORK
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: Prepares research-based inputs to one of the Department's flagship reports, the World Economic and Social Survey (WESS) and related publications. Undertakes qualitative and quantitative analyses of a variety of development and policy issues of a long-term nature, particularly the analysis of the impact of internationally and domestically defined development policies on long-term economic growth, human and sustainable development and poverty reduction. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in economics or related field. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and policy analysis, policy design and formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area is required. Closing date: 2/17/15. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-DESA-38890- R-NEW YORK (R)
PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER NAIROBI
A Programme Management Officer (P-3) is sought in Nairobi. Duties: Ensure the timely and effective implementation of the project: a) Prepare all internal working documentations that are necessary for the effective approval and implementation of the project activities; b) develop detailed implementation plan for each of the activities that are to be led by UNEP and ensure its timely implementation after it is approved by the Supervisor. REQUIRES: Advanced University degree (Master's degree or above) in environmental science or engineering, environmental management, development economics or related field is required. A minimum five years of progressively responsible experience in environmental management, sustainable consumption and production or industrial ecology or related area is required. Closing date: 2/17/15. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNEP-37490-R-NAIROBI (X)
SENIOR POPULATION AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
A Senior Population Affairs Officer (P-5) is sought in New York. Duties: Coordinates inter- sectional activities carried out in the Division on the development of tools and methodologies for the production of estimates and projections of population data and indicators, and prepare the related documentation. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in demography, sociology, statistics, economics or related field. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in population analysis and research or related area is required. Experience in applying advanced demographic methods is desirable. Experience with the intergovernmental process and working with functional commissions of the United Nations is desirable. Closing date: 2/16/15. Vacancy no: 14-POP-DESA-38019-R-NEW YORK(G)
****************************** *NATIONAL DIRECTOR, JERUSALEM WEST BANK GAZA JERUSALEM
World Vision is seeking a National Director, Jerusalem West Bank Gaza (JWBG). 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 Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza. In the role of National Director, you will lead World Vision's operations in JWBG, based in Jerusalem. 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. The National Director will provide overall strategic and operational leadership for World Vision (WV) JWBG. The National Director will strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of the WV Ministry, in advocacy, development and relief/ emergency as an effective member of the Partnership in line with Twin Citizenship principles to ensure high ministry quality and high impact in the field; be accountable for all aspects of WV's work in the country. The National Director will ensure that WV's ministry is directly contributing to the sustained well-being of children and the fulfilment of their rights within families and communities. The National Director will represent WV to all media, donors, project partners, other WV Partnership offices and divisions, local government, church representatives and non-governmental organizations serving according to given Power of Attorney. 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: Provide leadership to leaders: specifically to the National Office (NO) Senior Managers and direct reports. Promote WV's Vision, Mission, Core Values and key Partnership Standards and practices among staff and partners and ensure these are the foundation of the office strategy and work. Represent WV and effectively manage the profile of WV JWBG and relationships with the Government of Israel, COGAT, the Palestinian Authority and any Governing Authority in Gaza. Manage relations with AIDA and the international community cooperating on areas of common interests while maintaining operational independence. Provide leadership and support to the Public Engagements Department in engaging the global partnership in international advocacy initiatives. Report to region and external stakeholders on a regular basis; participates in the strategic and operational coordination mechanisms (internal and external). SKILLS REQUIRED INCLUDE: University degree or qualification in a relevant subject with a focus on leadership, team management, project management or other relevant skills. 10 years proven experience with International NGOs/UN. Proven experience working in dynamic conflict zones. Ability to analyze complex political context. Ability to work under pressure and make key decisions that impact the safety and well-being of WV staff. Good knowledge of financial management and accounting principles. Understanding and experience of Arabic culture and values. Experience in managing integrated Relief/ Development and Advocacy programs. Proven experience in overseeing large Government grants, major private donors and/or complex multi-sectorial operations. Politically astute and well developed diplomatic skills (dealing with host government, state and non-state armed actors, donors and staff and WV Partnership). Proven skills in negotiation and ability to handle multiple demands from many stakeholders (networking). Must be a collaborator and team builder committed to the transfer of knowledge. Strong commitment to WV's vision, mission and core values. Responsible steward of resources and assets. Innovator and courageous, calculated risk taker. Fluency in English (written and oral) is required; knowledge of Arabic is a plus. Experience and/or clear understanding of National Board development process. Previous National Director Experience. Exposure to conflict and post-conflict contexts as well as interfaith dialogue. 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 Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza, we'd love to hear from you. Find the full description and apply online (https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/9FEC2C948F0A7A5588257DAA0048 4BEE?OpenDocument) by the closing date 16 Jan 2015. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org.
****************************** *PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERT AS COUNTRY COORDINATOR AND PROJECT MANAGER "HOSPITAL ASSISTANCE" ZIMBABWE
SolidarMed is seeking a Public health expert as Country Coordinator and Project Manager "Hospital Assistance". Fixed term appointment (minimum three years); Place of Assignment: Masvingo, Zimbabwe (with frequent dislocations to the project sites in three districts of the province, to Harare as well as occasional travel to other sites). Start of duties: 01 February 2015, with a certain flexibility. Purpose of the position: Direct the SolidarMed country program for Zimbabwe and steer its implementation and further development; Coordinate and link with partners, donors, stakeholders and SolidarMed headquarters; Lead policy dialogue, knowledge exchange and networking and promote and/or conduct operational research; Oversee and lead the institutional development of SolidarMed Zimbabwe; Manage and coordinate SolidarMed's hospital assistance project in Zaka and Bikita District. The SolidarMed program: SolidarMed implements a thriving health program in the Districts of Zaka and Bikita, Masvingo Province and will start in a third district in the same province in 2015. Currently, the program consists of the following components: Decentralized HIV and TB diagnosis, treatment and care; Maternal and Neonatal Health; Hospital assistance Musiso and Silveira Mission Hospitals; Operational research and policy dialogue. The position comprises both the overall coordination of the country program and direct implementation of the Hospital Assistance Project. Key tasks and responsibilities as Country Coordinator: Assume the overall direction and coordination of the SolidarMed country program; Orient the institutional and programmatic development of SolidarMed Zimbabwe, especially for the next 3 year program period starting in 2015; Represent SolidarMed towards partners, stakeholders and employees; Ensure the adequate use of project cycle management tools; Coach and supervise project managers and administrative staff; Promote public health best practices; Promote operational research initiatives of team members and/or conduct operational research and link with competence and research networks. Report to SolidarMed headquarters. Key tasks and responsibilities as Project Manager "Hospital assistance Musiso and Silveira": Assume the implementation, overall management and further development of the SolidarMed project "Hospital assistance Musiso and Silveira;" Ensure coordination and effective communication with partners and stakeholders; Ensure adequate use of all aspects of project cycle management tools; Ensure project monitoring, elaborate and share lessons learnt with policy makers, stakeholders, partners and other hospitals in Zimbabwe; Contribute to fundraising (by writing the annual Project Description) and the strategic development of the project; Ensure that good quality reports are sent on time to SolidarMed headquarters. To best fit into our interdisciplinary team, we expect the following QUALIFICATIONS: Public health expert (Master in Public Health) with work experience in Sub Saharan Africa (clinical experience in HIV/Tb/MNCH patient management would be a plus). High social competence and intercultural sensitivity. Adept at and accustomed to using project cycle management tools. Experience in management including planning and human resources management. At least basic knowledge of the principles of operational research. Ability to assume leadership and responsibility in a team with flat hierarchies. You are dynamic, hands on and develop initiatives. Ability to live and work in a semi urban context. Language skills: Excellent English (written and spoken); German would be an asset. Other: SolidarMed offers an attractive benefit package, professional development opportunities and stimulating linkages with competence networks. Semi urban African setting. Family posting possible, but no international schools available. SolidarMed is a medium size NGO, dynamic, flexible and with a clear vision. It is linked to bilateral organizations, universities, and other NGOs. TO APPLY: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. Further information can be obtained by calling Dr. Pfeiffer at SolidarMed or sending an email to jobs@solidarmed.ch. Applications are accepted in electronic format only, and with the reference "Country Coordinator Zimbabwe". Please send your application with CV (including your age and a photo) and a short letter of motivation to: jobs@solidarmed.ch. Closing date: 1/15/15. Contact: SolidarMed Luzern, Obergrundstrasse 97, CH - 6005 Luzern, Tel.: +41 / 41 310 66 60, www.solidarmed.ch.
****************************** *HEALTHCARE PROGRAM SPECIALIST ETHIOPIA
Nuru International is seeking a Healthcare Program Specialist in Ethiopia. Desired Start Date: Mid-March 2015; Experience: 1-2 years; Employment Type: 2 year full-time role with benefits. Overview: Nuru's plan to address our partner communities' preventative health needs is central to our overall, holistic and integrated solutions. The Healthcare Program Specialist will partner with local Ethiopian staff to carry out the design and start-up phase of the healthcare program's co-created model under the guidance of the Healthcare Program Manager. Specific Responsibilities: Help design the healthcare program model for Nuru Ethiopia during the Program Planning Process (PPP). Work with Ethiopian team to build out effective and efficient processes and supervise daily activities. Recruit, mentor and train Ethiopian staff as partners in the execution of all program activities. Work closely with the Ethiopian staff to meet strategic program milestones, address challenges and maintain successful impact measurement systems. Facilitate capacity building and professional development with Ethiopian Healthcare staff. Collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team to design, implement, and refine effective monitoring and evaluation systems for Nuru Ethiopia's Healthcare Program. Maintain strong communication and relationships with the community, Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders at all times. Co-create a financially sustainable and scalable budget, monitoring expenses closely, and mentoring local staff on budget management. Ensure healthcare programs are truly sustainable, scalable, and create impact. Maintain thorough documentation of programmatic decisions and achievements. Maintain clear and consistent communication channel with the Nuru International Healthcare Program Strategic Advisor. Translate Nuru's development philosophy and methodology to operations on the ground. REQUIREMENTS: Master in Public Health or related field preferred. Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences, Health Education or Social Work with equivalent experience required. At least 1-2 years of experience managing healthcare programs in resource poor communities. Community development experience including some experience creating systems and facilitating capacity building. Significant prior experience living and working in a resource poor country required, preferably in an African context. Ideal candidate would be familiar with Ethiopia and Amharic, not a requirement. Experience with behavior change communication programs preferred. Solid quantitative skills, experience with Excel and budgeting skills. Strong work ethic and commitment to organization's mission. Advanced leadership, interpersonal communication, management and team building experience. Effective crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving skills in uncertain environments. TO APPLY: Please apply by uploading your resume/CV and cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. http://www.nuruinternational.org/careers/. Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. United States work authorization required.
****************************** *MEDICAL DIRECTOR NEW YORK
The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative is seeking a Medical Director, Medical Affairs who will lead a team responsible for the design, implementation, analysis and reporting of the clinical development program and clinical trials for specified candidate vaccines. The Medical Director, MA, will also assist in the design and implementation of epidemiological studies that will yield data required for design of efficacy trials appropriate to the populations for which vaccine candidates are designed, and/or which will yield specimens for research that may elucidate the natural history, pathogenesis and immune control of HIV infection relevant for HIV vaccine design. In addition, the Medical Director, MA will participate in the development and implementation of training activities with African clinical partners. IAVI's clinical research is conducted by cross-departmental teams responsible for individual clinical protocols and for each individual clinical trial site. The Medical Director is a key member of the IAVI Clinical Trials Team in the IAVI Medical Affairs Department. He/she is primarily responsible for communication with the Principle Investigators and with the medical representatives of vaccine developers for assigned projects. He/she will ensure that all activities are integrated into an overall program for the preparation and execution of clinical research studies and clinical trials as well as preparation for eventual vaccine access and delivery. The Medical Director works with the Project Teams and Protocol Teams, with general guidance of the Chief Medical Officer. He/she has a high degree of clinical and research competence, and works with the Project Team under the general guidance of the CMO in selection and preclinical development of new candidates. He/she is responsible for protocol design and safety monitoring of clinical trials. He/she may, after consultation, represent IAVI with external agencies, to develop collaborations or seek funding. He/she is primarily responsible for the clinical development of assigned candidates and/or clinical research studies. Key Responsibilities: Strategic planning for portfolio expansion and clinical trials to evaluate novel products. Acts as internal consultant for Clinical and Epidemiological studies. As a member of Project Teams, contributes to scientific assessments of novel IAVI candidate vaccines and provides the expert medical opinion and risk assessment that is required for prioritization and selection for further development. Acts as a consultant to preclinical groups to contribute to the design of preclinical studies and their relationship to the overall clinical development plan, as appropriate. Leads selected Protocol Teams for clinical studies. Designs Clinical Development Plans, leading to large-scale clinical research trials, in collaboration with other members of Medical Affairs and clinical investigators, including Ph 2B and eventually Ph 3 trials, if candidates are successful. Develops strategic and detailed implementation plans and procedures for clinical research studies/ trials. Oversight of clinical protocols, consent forms, data collection instruments, and preparation of suitable educational materials and regulatory documents. Designs analysis plans with attention to endpoint selection and measurements, adverse event management and data collection, selection of Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) Members, preparation of the DSMB Charter and conduct of the interim and final analysis meetings. Monitors the conduct of clinical trials, including safety data. Prepares interim and final reports in collaboration with the site investigators and other members of IAVI Medical Affairs. Collaboration with site investigators to collect, analyze and report the data from studies in scientific meetings and publications. Develops work plans and budgets for clinical research studies, and monitoring/ reporting achievement of work plan milestones. Contributes to development of grant applications and reports for donors and granting agencies, in collaboration with the IAVI Development group. Contributes to development and reviewing of scientific and medical content of IAVI documents such as the IAVI Report and other IAVI educational materials. Represents IAVI in scientific, regulatory and other capacities, as needed. Maintains in-depth medical/ scientific knowledge about the assigned therapeutic area or product, including any unique properties involving both disease and products for which the incumbent is responsible. Attends appropriate outside meetings and courses to maintain competency and awareness in assigned area, worldwide activities, and the HIV vaccine community at large. Other national and international duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS: Passion for IAVI mission. Medical degree and experience in clinical research. Board certification or equivalent in Medicine, Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases desirable. Proven experience in preparing for and executing clinical trials or studies in international resource constrained settings. Knowledge of and experience with implementation of Good Clinical Practices (GCP) in clinical trials conduct a must. Relevant experience working in developing countries, especially Africa region. Proven success in the development and implementation of site preparation activities for clinical trials, particularly in developing countries. Diplomatic skills, excellent judgment, proven ability to present programs to all audiences ranging from high level political to lay community groups. Strong organizational skills, resourceful, and mature self-starter, with proven experience in building a strong, coherent program and operations in resource poor settings with limited infrastructure. Experience in working in a decentralized system, and maintaining close working relationship with various departments at HQ and IAVI and other designated laboratories. Proven ability to operate within a scientific, social, medical or clinical research program. Willingness to travel at least 20% of the time. TO APPLY: apply via our career page: https://careers- iavi.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchLocation=&searchCategory=&hashed=0&mobile=false&width=9 44&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false
****************************** *DIRECTOR, CLINICAL PROGRAM OPERATIONS NEW YORK, NY
The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative is seeking a Director, Clinical Program Operations in New York. Key Responsibilities: Responsibilities overseeing headquarter clinical operations. Work closely with Senior Director, Global Clinical Operations and Chief Medical Officer to ensure staffing needs are identified, FTEs requested and approved as needed and personnel hired. Lead hiring process for headquarters clinical operations staff. Assign headquarter CPMs/CRAs to projects with input from Senior Director, Global Clinical Operations and Chief Medical Officer, Medical Affairs. Operational lead for Vaccine Product Development Center (VxPDC) studies, participating as member of project teams and supervising study monitor(s). Act as back up when a CPM/CRA is temporarily unable to fulfill role (e.g. leave, illness). Provide oversight and support to CPMs/CRAs in the preparation for and management of assigned clinical studies. Work closely with the CPMs/CRAs to ensure protocols and study related activities are conducted according to program priorities, timelines and in compliance with protocol and ICH GCP guidelines. Review regularly updated reports from CPMs/CRAs, sites, and/or CROs regarding study progress including recruitment and trial conduct. Work with CPMs/CRAs to identify site-related problems and propose resolutions as needed. Other duties as assigned. Responsibilities as CPM assigned to particular study: Lead the evaluation, development, set-up, training, and monitoring of investigational sites participating in clinical research studies and clinical trials of AIDS vaccines. Assume a leadership role in planning the implementation and management of assigned clinical studies including but not limited to: preparation and review of protocol, informed consent form documents, questionnaires, training manuals, SOMs, project contact lists, laboratory, data collection procedures, monitoring plans, tracking regulatory/ ethics submissions and approvals. Lead coordination and review of study specific SOPs to be implemented on site providing knowledge and expertise as required. Assist with regulatory submission process as required including preparing and reviewing clinical documents. Work closely with and oversee site staff and regional IAVI representative to ensure protocols and study related activities are conducted according to program timelines and in compliance with protocol and ICH GCP guidelines. Organize and conduct teleconferences, investigator meetings, site initiation visits, monitoring visits, study close-out visits and additional visits to sites as needed. Ensure efficient coordination of clinical trial operations including co-monitoring at investigational sites assuring adherence to the protocol, GCPs, SOPs and taking necessary actions to ensure compliance. Ensure proper reporting, follow-up internally and assist in management of AEs/SAEs per protocol as needed. Ensure SAEs, safety update reports and other new information or sponsor reports are provided to and received by the sites for reporting to ethics, as needed. Prepare updates and reports regarding study progress including recruitment, trial conduct and, if needed, identifying site-related problems and proposed resolutions. Manage and maintain good relations with IAVI collaborators and trial sites to facilitate site development and execution of clinical trials including providing global updates to the team regarding study timelines and status of project. Contribute to and prepare project plans including timelines, related to clinical, laboratory and data management operations, and preparation and monitoring of budgets. Create and update Medical Affairs departmental clinical trial protocols and standard operating procedures for conduct of clinical trials based on IAVI templates and ensure adherence to regulations/ guidelines for good clinical practices. Coordinate and assist in collection of essential documents and all aspects of documentation control and archiving to ensure a complete master file per good clinical practices. Liaise with Core Lab, Data Coordination Center and R&D Manufacturing Staff in planning for supplies for the study including preparation of study materials according to randomization schema, preparation of vaccine materials. Manage CRAs/monitors hired through Contract Research Organizations, including training on study procedures, confirm site visit schedule, review and approve site visit reports, ensure timely and appropriate follow-up of issues raised by monitors. Ensure monitors operate to highest quality standards and if necessary address any issues directly with CRO to resolve issues. Pro- active identification and analysis of clinical trial management and execution issues with proposals on how to resolve problems. Assume leadership role to obtain internal consensus on solutions through the appropriate internal channels at IAVI. Develop and maintain liaisons with the IAVI Field Team to ensure proper and timely submissions to ERCs, review and assist in preparation of appropriate responses for re-submission if necessary. Ensure IAVI reviews and approves all documents prior to submission and implementation at the site. Provide quarterly updates on progress of activities which impact project budget. Other duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS: MS/MA in a scientific, life sciences field or equivalent. Advanced degree, nursing degree or a master's degree in public health is highly desirable. Minimum of 10 years of clinical research experience with a proven and successful track record in monitoring and management of investigational sites in large multi-center clinical trials preferred. Experience in reviewing clinical trial data assuring accuracy, completeness and adherence to protocols and regulations guidelines regarding good clinical practices. Experience working with Contract Research Organizations (CROs) providing monitoring services. Experience with HIV and/or vaccine clinical research trials, HIV related laboratory procedures, clinical safety laboratory testing are required. Strong clinical project management skills. Strong proficiency in Good Clinical Practices (GCP), ICH guidelines and regulatory procedures with the ability to train site personnel as needed. Proven track record of meeting clinical trials milestones, timelines and working closely with clinical trial sites to ensure objectives are met. Experience working in an international, multi-cultural setting required. Strong supervisory and management experience of clinical operations staff required. TO APPLY: apply via our career page: https://careers- iavi.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchLocation=&searchCategory=&hashed=0&mobile=false&width=9 44&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false
****************************** *FINANCE OFFICER JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free. Position Summary: Freedom House is seeking a Finance Officer for a two-year project to increase judicial independence, develop greater respect for the rule of law and enable civil society to be more effective advocates for human rights in the Southern Africa region. The Finance Officer will be responsible for financial and administrative functions according to the regulations, policies and procedures of donors, the South African government and the organization in support of Freedom House's programs in the region. This position will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa and will report to the Project Director. Minimum QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business, economics, or related field. Minimum 6-8 years of experience with grants compliance monitoring. Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Mastery of MS Office Suite, specifically Excel and Word and QuickBooks, Pastel Preferred. Prior experience working with NGO accounting in a fast paced finance department. Prior experience working with the financial and grant compliance aspect of sub-grant programs. Experience mentoring local organizations to build their financial and organizational capacity strongly preferred. Knowledge of South African accounting and financial laws. Knowledge of USG financial and reporting requirements. Knowledge of all accounting principles, GAAP, and automated accounting systems. Ability to analyze financial information efficiently and accurately. Ability to effectively write reports, maintain documentation, and complete required forms. Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Act as liaison with Freedom House headquarters finance and program staff on finance and grant compliance issues. Maintain the integrity and ensure accuracy of all financial data including reviewing and posting entries to General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. Conduct financial analysis and prepare detailed monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and statements. Assist with monitoring cash flow and managing Freedom House's financial status. Ensure all accounting records and systems are in compliance with funder requirements as well as requirements of the South African government. Ensure compliance with programmatic objectives, financial obligations and reporting requirements according to grant agreements. Assist with preparation of an annual audit required by local authorities. Assist with the effective functioning of the office support systems including negotiations with the landlord, vendors and other service providers in the most cost effective manner. Assist with maintaining internal controls to ensure compliance with financial policies and regulations. Other duties as assigned by the Project Director. TO APPLY: We invite qualified candidates to complete an online application and submit a resume, and cover letter, with salary history and desired salary to: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH10/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FREEHOUS&cws=1&rid=120. Candidate cover letters should specifically address how their previous experience relates to the duties and qualifications listed above. Only candidates who respond to these as well as the salary requirements will be considered for the position. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. EOE M/F/D/V.
****************************** *ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, LAW AND JUSTICE WASHINGTON, DC OR SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The Asia Foundation is currently seeking an Associate Director, Law and Justice. The Associate Director is a core member of the Governance and Law team and reports to the Senior Director of Governance and Law. The Associate Director provides intellectual and programmatic leadership for Foundation programs that take an interdisciplinary approach to advancing legal development and dispute resolution through both formal and informal institutions and processes. The Associate Director provides expert advice and assistance to Foundation field offices and the Governance and Law theme unit in designing and developing law and justice programs; supporting project implementation and review; raising funds for country-specific and regional law and justice programming; conducting or overseeing empirical research, surveys, and polls; promoting organizational learning; and raising the institutional profile of the Foundation through thought leadership and engagement with donors. In addition, the Associate Director serves as a source of information on relevant policy trends, research, and the perspectives and activities of external counterparts working on related issues. The position will be based in either San Francisco, California or Washington, DC and requires the ability and willingness to undertake frequent travel to Asia (between 25 and 50 percent of time, subject to availability of travel funds). The position is on a 1-year contract which may be extended based on mutual agreement. As with all positions at The Asia Foundation employment is at "will." REQUIRES: Education: Advanced degree in law or a relevant field. Experience and Qualifications: A minimum of 10 years' experience working to support law and governance programs, with at least 5 years focused on law and justice issues specifically. Candidates should be development professionals with extensive rule of law and justice sector expertise in areas such as strengthening and reform of formal and informal justice sector institutions, promoting alternative dispute resolution and community mediation, improving access to justice, protecting human rights (including through strengthened state responses), and security sector reform. Expertise in areas such as transitional justice, land tenure, legal aid, legal empowerment, commercial mediation, counter-corruption, and restorative justice or other aspects of justice and security programming is a plus. Experience developing and managing complex projects, including leading multi-disciplinary teams, and working with government and donor communities. Knowledge of USAID, DFID, DFAT, and other bilateral and multilateral program design principles and methods is required. Strong writing and communications skills are essential. Background in broader governance areas such as promoting accountability, transparency, participation and inclusion, institution building, and engaging civil society. Desirable Skills and Experience: Familiarity with the social, political, and legal contexts in South and/or Southeast Asia. Knowledge of the legal, political, administrative, and socio-cultural contexts of legal and institutional reform in Asia. Experience undertaking effective consultation with a wide range of national and international stakeholders on law, justice, governance and security issues. Prior experience working in South and/or Southeast Asia is preferred. Location: Washington, DC or San Francisco, California. Must be willing and able to travel to field offices in Asia between 25 and 50 percent of time. TO APPLY: The Asia Foundation offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. To apply please submit your application directly by visiting our website at www.asiafoundation.org/about/employment/ and selecting "Regular Employment." Please place your cover letter and resume in one document and submit it as an attachment. We will only consider applicants who apply online and provide a cover letter along with their resume. In addition, to be considered an applicant must submit their application prior to the deadline of 5:00 PM PST on January 15, 2015. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V. No phone calls, please.
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY, HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM EGYPT
IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries. IREX seeks a Chief of Party to manage a USAID-funded Egypt Higher Education Partnerships Program. The program seeks to strengthen Egyptian higher education institutions and enhance their ability to develop a globally competitive Egyptian workforce by supporting 15 to 20 partnerships between universities, technical colleges, and the private sector in Egypt and the United States, and to provide technical assistance to the Egyptian public higher education system. The Chief of Party will be responsible for the overall leadership, management and implementation of the Program. The position is contingent on funding. SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide vision and strategic direction for the program. Develop and implement a plan of activities to meet program objectives. Initiate and manage the different types of partnerships that will be developed to ensure the program's success and sustainability, with a focus on partnerships with higher education institutions and the local private sector. Serve as primary liaison with USAID and the government of Egypt. Coordinate with local, regional and international organizations active in the higher education sector and in the economic growth sector. Manage and mentor project staff. Coordinate with the IREX home office. Oversee project budgeting and ensure budget discipline. Oversee monitoring, evaluation and reporting on program activities. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a master's degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Public Policy, Higher Education, Administration, International Development or a relevant field from an internationally recognized university. Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the successful implementation of higher education and/or human and institutional capacity development programs. At least 5 years of international experience leading capacity development programs that involved collaborative design and implementation across multiple institutions. Proven leadership in the administration of similar sized international donor technical assistance projects, or universities and technical colleges with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision and budgeting. Demonstrated expertise in higher education development areas, including human capital development, private investment in higher education, curriculum & research, and/or development of higher education policies. Partnership experience between academia (universities), private business, and/or government. Excellent interpersonal skills including conflict resolution abilities; and a demonstrated ability to hold staff accountable for quality outputs and results. Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including governments, private sector, higher education institutions, donors, etc. Excellent project management and organizational skills. Experience working in the private sector is preferred. Demonstrated understanding of the education sector in Egypt a plus. Must be fluent in English, proficiency in Arabic a plus. TO APPLY: Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. If you are creating a new profile you need to do so and then go back in to apply for a position. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V
****************************** *POWER / INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT OFFICER OFFSITE
There is an opening for a Power/ Infrastructure Investment Officer with 5+ years' experience required. Salary range: Up to $642 daily, depending on salary history; Open period: Dec. 20, 2014 - January 20, 2015; Position information: Consulting opportunity; Performance dates: On/about February 5, 2015 until September 15, 2015; Duty locations: Offsite; Position number: 20075. Background: DCA structures and issues partial credit guarantees to encourage private capital lending to creditworthy but underserved borrowers throughout the developing world. These guarantees, which can cover up to 80% of realized loss, enable USAID to leverage private sector wealth for sustainable economic development. Since 1999, over 400 DCA guarantees have unlocked approximately $3.2 billion in private debt across 72 countries. The guarantee is a flexible product that can be applied to a wide range of development projects and are available to virtually any type of lender seeking to deploy debt capital into the markets in which USAID programs operate. For each guarantee, an investment officer provides expert project structuring and risk assessment services to USAID field offices throughout the world and technical bureaus in Washington, DC. Scope of Work: The consultant will focus on power and infrastructure in Africa primarily, with the potential to look at power/ infrastructure opportunities in developing countries outside of Africa as well. He/she will provide a variety of technical expertise consistent with the Agency's credit policies, including structuring DCA guarantees in the power/ infrastructure sectors, developing complex project financing credit and cash flow models, conducting risk assessments tailored to project finance, and producing and/or presenting to senior members within and outside the Agency. The consultant will specialize in structuring and assessing all facets of risks in the energy, infrastructure and project financing sectors. He/she will develop risk mitigating solutions that address major types of risks specific to the power and infrastructure sectors. Specifically, the consultant will: Originates, structures, and assesses DCA guarantees in the power and/or infrastructure sectors in collaboration with USAID's missions and other operating units. Cultivates relationships with a variety of external partners including investment funds, corporations, donors, other private sector actors, as well as power/ infrastructure developers, sponsors, and companies. Prepares and presents the investment proposal including analytical risk assessments to USAID's Credit Review Board. Evaluates and advises on financial markets and private business development in the power and infrastructure sectors, and on the formulation of the energy and infrastructure projects. Deliverables: Prepare the market assessment and risk assessment in accordance with the Microsoft Word and Excel templates provided by the Regional Team Lead. Meet with the partner financial institutions to originate, structure, and perform a risk assessment and other analysis as required in accordance with USAID's credit policies and procedures. Present the investment proposals to the Agency's Credit Review Board via telephone or in-person. QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a solid analytical skill set and diverse background in infrastructure, energy and project finance, including: 5+ years of experience in financial statement analyses. Including, significant financial analytical experience with emphasis on analyzing commercial banks, other types of financial institutions and project finance transactions. Significant experience in the energy and/or infrastructure sectors in Africa (and/or other regions) as well as an understanding of developing markets and the challenges working in the energy, infrastructure and project finance sectors. Superior analytical, critical thinking as well as writing and communication skills. Exceptional interpersonal, problem solving and time management skills. A degree in economics, business, international development, power/ infrastructure, finance or a related field. Willingness to travel internationally, sometimes under short notice. Proficiency in a language other than English such as French is a plus. TO APPLY: Required Application Materials: The following application materials must accompany applications: CV, Three references, Writing sample. To apply: Write Position #20075 on the subject line. Please submit all required documents listed above to Consulting@usaid.gov. Also include your salary history utilizing Form AID 1420-17 as part of your application. The form can be found at http://www.usaid.gov/forms. Only finalists will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please.
****************************** *INTERNATIONAL RECRUITER WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA is seeking an International Recruiter in Washington, DC. Team Name Business Development Unit; Job Reports To Senior Director, Business Development; Job Supervises N/A. The International Recruiter will be responsible for leading the recruitment and partnership support as part of the development of competitive bids and proposals for Plan's institutional donors. This role will lead the recruitment efforts for key personnel and core staff on open and upcoming bids for potential project staff. S/he will also assist in the development of recruitment resources and guidelines specific to USAID and other USG funding sources to streamline USNO bid-specific recruitment across the Plan Federation. S/he will also be responsible for identifying and onboarding consultants for proposal development and other Business Development Unit needs. Main Responsibilities: Lead recruitment for competitive USG-funded proposals working in close collaboration with team members from International Headquarters (IH), Human Resources Team members, Practice Leads and Country Office (CO) staff. Identify potential positions, develop job descriptions, and facilitate advertising of positions. In collaboration with HR, IH and COs coordinate interviewing process including preparing interview questions, pre-screening candidates, scheduling interviews, formatting CVs and collection of relevant USAID paperwork from selected candidates. Assist in developing and regularly updating USG proposal recruitment guidelines for the Plan Federation. Assist in training staff on USG proposal recruitment process. Develop and maintain a library of recruitment resources for competitive bidding in CRM system, research and recommending new and innovative candidate sources. Work with the Knowledge Management Associate to build Plan International USA's consultant and personnel roster for proposal development in CRM system; implement strategies to develop a robust pipeline of strong candidates. Serve as liaison between USNO HR, Finance, and BDU for execution of BDU and bid-specific consultancy agreements/ contracts. Provide other general proposal development assistance as needed. QUALIFICATIONS Needed to Be Successful in the Job: Education and Experience: BA in International Development, Human Resources or related field. Minimum 3-5 years' experience with USG proposal recruitment process. Prior knowledge and demonstrated experience in USAID rules and regulations regarding recruitment and personnel processes. Prior recruitment experience for international positions - Expats, HCNs, TCNs. Broad knowledge and understanding of labor laws and basic HR principles in compensation, benefits, staffing, training and development, employee relations. Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines. Excellent communication skills. Excellent interpersonal and networking skills. Ability to maneuver in a fast-paced work environment, meeting tight deadlines. Attention to detail. Ability to travel internationally. A demonstrated commitment to Plan International's Mission and a willingness to embrace and work according to the organization's core values; accountability, passion, integrity, respect, and excellence. Work Environment: Typical office environment with travel up to 35 percent of time. Key Interactions: Within Plan USA: Senior Director, Business Development (supervisor), Business Development team, Program Staff and other units that support proposal development. Human Resources: dotted line supervision by and accountability to the DC-based HR Business Partner. Within the Plan Federation: Country Office Resource Mobilization Managers, HR Managers, Country Technical Advisors, and Country or Regional Directors; IH Recruitment and Human Resources staff. Outside Plan: Candidates for bid-specific positions and consultancies. Business development and technical or program staff working for peer organizations; and USG staff at USAID, the State Department, CDC and other institutions as needed. TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume through our website www.planusa.org/jobopps. Apply for Job Req # 2014-0302. Closing date for applying is January 18, 2015. Globally, Plan is an over-$750 million organization established in 1937 and often ranked among the top 10 NGOs by reputation, size, and scope. We work side by side with communities to end the cycle of poverty for children, reaching more than 56.5 million children in 50 developing countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. We promise a better future for children and their communities by equipping them with the tools they need to create their own solutions, which range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects and child protection initiatives. Our work environment is highly collaborative, with a network of wonderful employees and interns committed to promising futures, community by community.
****************************** *PROJECT MANAGER MATERNAL AND NEONATAL HEALTH, BIKITA AND ZAKA DISTRICT ZIMBABWE
SolidarMed is seeking a Project Manager Maternal and Neonatal Health, Bikita and Zaka District. Contract Type: Fixed term appointment (minimum three years); Place of Assignment: Silveira, Bikita District, Zimbabwe (with frequent dislocations to the other district and the country office in Masvingo as well as occasional travels to Harare and other sites). Start of duties: 01 March 2015, with a certain flexibility. Purpose of the position: Manage and implement SolidarMed's Maternal and Neonatal Health project in Zaka and Bikita District; Coordinate with project partners and link stakeholders; Lead policy dialogue, knowledge exchange and networking in the area of maternal and neonatal health and in coordination with the Country Coordinator and promote and/or conduct operational research. The SolidarMed country program: SolidarMed implements a thriving country program in the Districts of Zaka and Bikita, Masvingo Province and will start in a third district in the same province in 2015. Currently, the program consists of the following components: Maternal and Neonatal Health: Decentralized HIV and TB diagnosis, treatment and care; Hospital assistance Musiso and Silveira Mission Hospitals; Operational research and policy dialogue. Key tasks and responsibilities as project manager Maternal and Neonatal Health: Assume the implementation, overall management and further development of the SolidarMed project "Maternal and Neonatal Health;" Support the District health directorate with quality assurance and scaling up of services and evidence-based interventions for improvements in maternal and neonatal health, and with the piloting of new strategies; Ensure coordination and effective communication with partners and stakeholders; Ensure adequate use of all aspects of project cycle management tools; Apply scientific evidence, promote lessons learned, network with research organizations and participation in research programs. Coordinate with stakeholders such as the Provincial Health Directorate, Ministry of Health, other NGO's, community groups etc. This position is not a clinical position, but includes participation in clinical mentoring and bedside teaching. Apply project management tools such as budget control, planning, monitoring and review (Project Cycle Management) as well as reporting. Contribute to fundraising (by writing the annual Project Description) and the strategic development of the project. To best fit into our active, interdisciplinary team we expect the following QUALIFICATIONS: Physician with clinical and public health working experience in the area of maternal and neonatal health in a developing country, preferably Africa. Expertise in the area of PMTCT. Degree in public health. Sound experience in Project Cycle Management (including participatory planning, logical framework, report writing). High social competence, intercultural sensitivity, communication skills and networking capacity; Interest in knowledge sharing and scientific exchange; Ability to assume responsibility and leadership within a team with flat hierarchies; At least basic knowledge of the principles of operational research; Solid computer skills: MS office suite (WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint) and Internet; Willingness to live in a safe, rural, remote area of Africa. You are dynamic, hands on and develop initiatives. Language skills: Excellent English (written and spoken); German would be an asset. We offer: SolidarMed offers an attractive benefit package, professional development opportunities and stimulating linkages with competence networks. Rural African setting. Family posting possible, but no international schools available. SolidarMed is a medium size NGO, dynamic, flexible and with a clear vision. It is linked to bilateral organizations, universities, and other NGOs. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. Further information can be obtained by calling Dr. Pfeiffer at SolidarMed or sending an email to jobs@solidarmed.ch. TO APPLY: Applications are accepted in electronic format only, and with the reference "Project Manager MNH Zimbabwe " Please also mention how you heard about the job posting (if internet, please mention on which site). Please send your application with CV (including your age and a photo) and a short letter of motivation to: jobs@solidarmed.ch. Contact: SolidarMed Luzern, Obergrundstrasse 97, CH - 6005 Luzern, Tel.: +41 / 41 310 66 60, www.solidarmed.ch
****************************** *PROJECT MANAGER PRIMARY HEALTHCARE, WITH FOCUS ON MCH AND TB/HIV BUTHA BUTHE, LESOTHO
SolidarMed, a medium size Swiss NGO, dynamic, flexible and with a clear vision is seeking a Project manager primary healthcare, with focus on MCH and Tb/HIV. Project Information: The project Health First Lesotho aims at improving access to integrated primary health care services at selected health centres, with focus on MCH and Tb/HIV through clinical mentoring, capacity building, and management support. Implemented in close collaboration with the District Health Management Team of Butha Buthe, the project aims at establishing good quality decentralized services and improving the continuum of care with a link to referral district hospitals. Due to Lesotho's disease burden, the thematic focus is on TB, HIV and maternal and child health. The project is embedded into the SolidarMed country strategy, which includes complementary targeted support of the hospitals in the programme area, as well as applied action research. In addition, SolidarMed staff is closely involved in policy dialogue at different levels, applied action research and further project development. Place of Assignment: Butha Buthe, Lesotho; The position includes frequent travels to Maseru (about 2 hours' drive) and the other project site in Thaba Tseka District. Start of duty: February 2015, with flexibility; Employment: 100 % (full time); Contract type: Fixed term appointment: minimum of three years with the possibility of contract extension. Desired QUALIFICATIONS: Physician with at least 3 years of working experience. Degree in public health. Working experience in a low income country, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa. Clinical expertise in the area of Mother and Child Health; understanding of the TB and HIV epidemic. Applied knowledge in project cycle management and report writing (English). Interest in operational research, scientific exchange, knowledge sharing and data management; experience in this area would be an asset. Valid driving licence. Personal flexibility and preparedness to live in a remote rural place with frequent dislocations to the other project site and the capital Maseru. The position comes with a mix of managerial (planning, coordination, networking, reporting etc.) and clinical (mentoring, coaching, on the job teaching) tasks. We are looking for a hands-on person, socially competent, with clinical and public health competence, not afraid of organizing and implementing. Language Skills: Fluent English (written, spoken); German language skills would be an asset. We offer: A professionally run, interesting health program in an African setting; An attractive salary and benefit package; Professional development opportunities and linkages with competence networks; Family posting in a rural but safe African setting; A motivated team with flat hierarchies. TO APPLY: Applications are accepted in electronic format only. Please send your application (reference "Project Manager Health First Butha Buthe, Lesotho") with CV including your age, a short letter of motivation with indication of possible starting date and a photo to: jobs@solidarmed.ch. Please also mention how you heard about the job posting (if internet, please mention which site). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. You can obtain further information by sending an email to Dr. Karolin Pfeiffer: k.pfeiffer@solidarmed.ch
****************************** *VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE EDUCATION SPECIALIST LIBERIA
The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center is seeking a Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist in Liberia. The USAID Mission in Liberia is implementing the Food and Enterprise (FED) project. Component Three of the FED project focuses on workforce development and building the technical and managerial capabilities of Liberians to engage in agriculture and related business. These activities complement FED's other components by increasing the number of Liberians with the right skills and training. Generally, the main challenge with Vocational Educational schools in developing countries is to make their teaching relevant to the current needs of the local job market. There are a lot of things that constrain their ability to do this - including poor education levels of Voc Ed students, outdated and overly theoretical curricula, lack of incentives to connect students to the job market, and lack of connections between the Voc Ed staff and current industry needs. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will assist in making curricula dynamic and practical to the current needs of the job market and design programs and incentives to link students and their teachers to growth areas of the Liberian work force and the economy. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will provide expertise in a number of areas: to help the Government of Liberia [GOL] and the Liberian staff upgrade four institutions: the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) in Kakata and the community colleges in Grand Bassa, Nimba, and Lofa Counties. These activities will include new approaches to training, including in-service courses, internships, work-study, and use of ITC, etc. Development of appropriate modern curriculum and innovative training methods to provide the skills for new entrants into commercial agribusiness will be a key outcome. It is important that all curricula developed by the project be gender sensitive and socially inclusive to appropriately transfer relevant knowledge to a variety of audiences. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center is a sub-contractor to Development Alternatives, Inc.; the Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will serve as a Long-Term Technical Assistance employee of the LSU AgCenter under the supervision of the FED Chief of Party or his/her delegate. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will embrace a gender-sensitive and socially inclusive capacity building approach to all interventions in the three community colleges and BWI and support the other components to establish a network of suitable training partners in the FED counties. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will undertake a number of innovative non-traditional approaches to gender sensitive and socially inclusive educational programs and workforce development. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will ensure that interventions that are implemented to improve the performance of vocational education schools are sustainable by continually obtaining Liberian input from the various organizations engaged in training. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will work to sustainably build Liberian capacity to provide the right kind of training, in the right place and time and tailored to Liberia. FED's interventions will enhance the capacity of the vocational colleges to become Centers of Excellence [COEs] in vocational education and outreach. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will be responsible for developing programs to attract more women into these institutions. The Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will work with the Ministries of Youth and Sport and Education to build upon the accomplishments of the USAID's other education programs, to expand adult education opportunities particularly to women and to youth. The following are key areas in which the Vocational Agriculture Education Specialist will focus: a) Provide leadership, guidance and oversight in the implementation of FED Component 3 activities that are part of the workplan such as the National Degree of Agriculture curriculum roll out with one graduating class by the end of the project and greater youth enrollment; implementation of the science lab establishment and procedures for use and sustainability; and developing innovative practical learning exercises that are woven into the syllabi and lesson plans to ensure students gain practical skills from the program. b) Work with FED's Component 1 staff to define the real labor and skill needs of the agricultural sector, in general, and FED's value chains in particular; and to define the necessary career skills for the vocational graduates, develop internships with industry players, as well as clarify the roles of the various GoL institutions and private sector organizations. c) Take the lead in the continued development of four existing vocational centers into Centers of Excellence for vocational agricultural education through curricula and instructional capacity improvement, facilities establishment/ upgrading, community outreach expansion and institutional systems strengthening. d) Capacity-building of the agriculture departments of CoEs via coaching and exposure visits to profitable enterprises. e) Ensure that the curricular, facilities and instructional capacity improvement activities align with the upgrading strategies for FED's priority value chains in FED's counties of operation, including establishment of demonstration farms showcasing the improved technologies that FED is promoting. f) Plan and work closely with the GOL ministries and other organizations engaged in this sector to develop local technical and managerial human resources, which include supporting the trainings provided by the other Components. g) Work with other complementary USAID and other donor-funded projects. h) Take the lead in customizing interventions for each institution's specific situation and needs and ensure that such assistance will be guided by the demand for skills, thus ensuring alignment of skill enhancement with specific labor market needs and commercial opportunities. i) Ensure that curricula revisions are transformational and promote the entrance of men and women in nontraditional roles. j) Work with vocational training center staff, students, returning Liberian expatriates and the existing alumni organizations to link students to previous graduates for career opportunities. k) Perform other tasks as needed and requested by the Chief of Party. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The minimum required qualifications for this position are as follows: a) An MS or a combination of education and experience in agricultural vocational education, rural development or related field. b) Ten years' experience in international agricultural education including development of programs. c) Excellent personnel management, interpersonal, networking and team building skills. d) Effective writing and organizational skills to prepare reports, complete analyses and make presentations. e) Excellent written and spoken English; and f) Computer/ software skills, including the use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. An applicant having the following preferred qualifications will receive additional consideration: a) Knowledge of African agricultural development and familiarity with Sub-Saharan African countries particularly in agriculture, vocational education and workforce development; b) Previous position in the field of vocational education or workforce development; c) Knowledge of Liberia's agriculture and workforce development in recent years; d) Successful experience in actual enterprise management or private sector experience; e) Experience working with information technology experts or in non-traditional education; f) A minimum of 5 years of experience working on a USAID-funded field project; and g) Knowledge of training approaches and curriculums for use in low literate environments. SALARY AND BENEFITS: The successful candidate will be an employee of the LSU AgCenter's International Programs office. Employment is anticipated to begin on or about February 2, 2015. The position will be based in Monrovia, Liberia. Applicable USG mandated allowances for an expatriate professional approved under the DAI contract and approved by the LSU AgCenter will be provided. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment. TO APPLY: APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 9, 2015 or until suitable candidate is located. DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of interview process. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/ by attaching cover letter, resume, three references, a writing sample of up to three pages on a topic of the applicant's choice, and salary requirements. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted. For more information, contact: Carl Motsenbocker, International Programs, LSU AgCenter, 160 C Hatcher Hall, Baton Rouge, La. 70803, email: cmotsenbocker@agcenter.lsu.edu
****************************** *TECHNICAL ADVISOR, TEACHER EDUCATION SPECIALIST JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
FHI360 is seeking a Technical Advisor, Teacher Education Specialist in Juba. FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Technical Advisor, Teacher Education Specialist. Project Description: The South Sudan Room to Learn (RtL) project is a large, five-year, USAID-funded project led by Winrock International, with FHI 360 as a major partner for the education and monitoring and evaluation components of the project. The goal of RtL is to: a) improve and expand safer education services, especially to the most disadvantaged populations; b) enhance relevance and promote learner well-being; and c) strengthen quality and management at the county and payam level to support basic education. Duties: Work with the Director of Education/ Senior Education Advisor in providing overall leadership and technical expertise on the expansion of equitable education services and well-being and stability components. Provide technical support and guidance to staff and partners in the region and in county offices. Assist with implementing & monitoring technical strengthening initiatives and support communities & partners to maximize local capacity. Lead in development and implementation of the technical program in improvement of education quality, inclusive education, student well-being, inclusion of conflict-sensitive teaching and learning. Provide support in overall management and implementation of education program activities (planning and budgeting, budget execution and financial management, human resource development, communication and coordination with donor agencies and NGOs supporting development and rehabilitation of education). Contribute to strengthening the technical quality of education programs and the capacity of staff to implement the high quality programs. Help manage project related budgets, supervise staff, oversee program implementation, provide technical assistance as required. Assist in evaluating programmatic effectiveness and development of technical assessment reports. Contribute to defining program's strategic direction and in ensuring high quality education programming. Develop strong liaison and working relationship with School Community Capacity building Expert, Social Inclusion Specialist, Gender Responsive Schools Officer, Grants team and M&E team - to ensure that 5S at the payam and community level is a seamless whole, not fragmented program parts. Participate in community consultations to determine priorities in content of programs. Structure all programs around small-scale pilots/ implementation that are evaluated and scaled-up for implementation throughout all 5S communities and schools. Structure the supplementary teacher in-service program to be run from the payam level. Work with Payams to introduce the program, gain understanding and cooperation with the program. Provide leadership on the design of teacher development materials - scope, sequence and timing of the program. Guide and support Materials Specialist on design of appropriate curriculum and materials - including materials' content and design. Guide and support the Reading and Literacy Specialist to design the reading program, pilot and evaluate the approaches in the program, develop materials for the program. Guide and support the Capacity Development Specialist on Payam activation to carry out the supplementary teacher in-service program and in the design of a simple Payam management strengthening program. Guide and support radio programmers to design and deliver relevant support programs for the teacher development, materials development, reading and payam strengthening programs. Provide guidance and support in design and delivery of relevant support technology for the teacher development, materials development, reading and payam strengthening programs. Help build capacity of education authorities to deliver education and increase access to underserved groups. Coordinate with the Operations and M&E staff to ensure program supply and M&E strategies are in place and being implemented in a timely manner. Help organize and build capacity of community groups for education planning and School Improvement Plans; build capacity to identify education-related needs. REQUIRES: Master's Degree in one of the following or related fields: Education, Education Planning, Education Policy, Elementary Education, Education Management or other relevant field. Minimum of five (5) years field management experience in Africa, and eight (8) years of experience in development programs; and experience managing and reporting on large donor-funded programs, especially USAID contracts. Experience and expertise with teacher professional development program design and implementation for curriculum and materials development; active learning methods; learning materials in low-resource environments; and mentoring and capacity-building of teachers, teacher educators, staff, and counterparts. Familiarity with INEE minimum standards and strategies for education in post-conflict environments preferred. Experience with research, monitoring, and evaluation and the application of findings to improve programs. Demonstrated management and leadership skills working on large and complex donor-funded programs. Demonstrated ability to focus on results and achieve impact in a very under-resourced and dynamic environment. Understanding of larger policy goals and how they impact program management. Ability to respond to changing situations with patience and flexibility. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and gain the respect and confidence of host country counterparts, staff, and clients. Experience working in a post-conflict environment. Strong interpersonal communications and team-building skills, including negotiation and reconciliation skills. Ability to mentor, motivate and empower the performance of team members and counterparts. Excellent written and oral communications skills in English and proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. As this is a field-based position located in Juba, South Sudan, there will be travel to field locations. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. TO APPLY: apply online at https://jobs- fhi360.icims.com/jobs/14834/technical-advisor%2c-teacher-education- specialist/job?mobile=false&width=910&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false &jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240. Vacancy no: 14834
****************************** *DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Director of Education. Project Description: The Room to Learn (RtL) South Sudan is a five-year USAID-funded project being implemented by a team headed by Winrock International, with Family Health International (FHI 360) as a major partner for the education component of the project. The goals of RtL are to: a) improve and expand safer education services, especially to the most disadvantaged populations; b) enhance relevance of education and promote learner well-being; and c) strengthen quality and management at the county and payam levels to support basic education. FHI360 is seeking a Director of Education to provide overall technical expertise on the expansion of equitable education services and well-being and stability components. Provides technical support and guidance to staff and partners in the region and in country offices. Implements and monitors technical strengthening initiatives. Works with communities and partners to maximize local capacity. Overall management and implementation of education program activities. This includes, but is not limited to: planning and budgeting, budget execution and financial management, human resource management and development, communication and coordination with donor agencies and NGOs supporting development of education. Manage program-related budgets, supervise staff, oversee program implementation, provide technical assistance. Ensure coordination of Education Team activities with all Room to Learn areas (community engagement, monitoring and evaluation, grants and operations and security). Liaise in a timely and consistent manner with all RtL directors. In particular, ensure education activities are closely integrated with community engagement activities, including gender and emergency preparedness. Engage in regular communication and coordination with key home office staff on technical and project management issues. Strengthen the technical quality of education programs and the capacity of staff to implement the high quality programs. Define strategic direction and ensure high quality education programming, including the annual work planning process; Engage with the Ministry of Education and development partners to integrate education: formal and alternative education system teacher/ facilitator and head teacher training; well-being; PTA training, school development planning, material development and other education activities. Evaluate programmatic effectiveness and provide technical assessment reports. Responsible for writing FHI 360/RtL deliverables - Quarterly Reports, Annual Reports, and other technical reports, with input from technical team, for review by FHI 360 Home Office and final submission to client. Build capacity of education authorities to deliver education and increase access to underserved groups. Strengthen capacity of NGOs to serve as master trainers for PTA and school-based trainings. Other related responsibilities as may be required to meet project's technical needs. REQUIRES: Masters in one of the following or related fields: Education, Education Planning, Education Policy, Education Management or other relevant field. Experience with literacy or TESOL programs or a degree in literacy/ TESOL preferred. Minimum of five (5) years field management experience in Africa, and eight (8) years of experience in development programs. Five years' experience in developing countries, conflict- affected. Experience and facility with rapidly changing project designs. Preparation of work plans, budgets and other key project documents. Experience with Do No Harm programming a plus. Knowledge and practical experience developing standards for assessment systems, including for student learning outcomes, teacher performance, and school performance. Knowledge of USAID project management, evaluation procedures and standards, and requirements. Knowledge of education policy issues that affect student learning. Knowledge of all technical and management aspects required to develop reliable and meaningful assessment tools that can inform teacher practice as well as policy direction. Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English. Sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in South Sudan. Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. TO APPLY: apply online at https://jobs- fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15080/director-of- education/job?mobile=false&width=910&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false &jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240. Vacancy no: 15080
****************************** *SENIOR PROGRAMME DESIGN & ASSESSMENT OFFICER LONDON OR LEBANON OR TUNISIA
International Alert is seeking a Senior Programme Design & Assessment Officer in London OR Lebanon OR Tunisia (dependent on successful candidate's work permit status). We are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter to join our growing Middle East and North Africa Programme. As a senior member of one of the fastest growing teams in the organization, you will be responsible for providing leadership that enables MENA teams to design innovative programmes, identify and secure funding, and improve existing programmes by measuring impact. You will be creative, innovative and entrepreneurial, tailoring your approach to the specific characteristics of each opportunity. You are knowledgeable about peacebuilding and international development; possess excellent writing skills, pay attention to detail and have a flair for grasping key ideas and actions through a combination of desk research and consultation with colleagues and partners. You will also have worked in the field, thus drawing on personal implementation and monitoring and evaluation experiences in designing new projects. To be great in this job you, first and foremost, have a talent for working with others to develop, frame, communicate and fundraise for programmes that combine conceptual and practical innovation, and have a clear and measurable impact on peace. In turn Alert will offer you the exciting opportunity to be involved with developing and expanding our presence overseas and be part of a team of peers working to strengthen the quality and impact of our peacebuilding. TO APPLY: For the full job requirements and an application pack (the person specification section of which will form the basis of short-listing), please visit http://www.international-alert.org/jobs. In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for. To apply, please send a completed MENA application form and MENA equal opportunities form to jobs@international-alert.org. Please note we do not accept CVs. As it is unlikely that we will be able to obtain a Work Permit for this role, all job applicants must already have the right to work in the UK OR Lebanon OR Tunisia. Closing date: Sunday 11th January 2015.
****************************** *SENIOR PROGRAMS MANAGER WASHINGTON, DC
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Senior Programs Manager for Supply Chain Services in our Washington, DC Office. The Senior Programs Manager is responsible for ensuring the successful implementation and management of the Supply Chain Services (SCS) practice area, including strategic planning, project management, personnel, budgeting, and client management. S/he will contribute to the CA-USA SCS practice area strategy implementation goals by participating in thought leadership while building and maintaining relationships within the global Crown Agents' community. S/he will lead CA-USA's SCS business development efforts through: identifying proposal opportunities and leading marketing efforts with private sector clients; providing technical guidance to bid facilitation teams; maintaining relationships with the donor and prime organizations; and participating on bid teams, resulting in an increased portfolio of business for the U.S. division of Crown Agents. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree or equivalent in Supply Chain, Business Administration, International Development, or a related field required; additional experience can relieve the Master's requirement dependent upon client requirements. Ten years of transactional procurement experience in either the public or private sectors. Ten years of project management experience, out of which seven or more years related SCS program management is required. Strong knowledge and history of effectively contributing technical inputs for Supply Chain programs. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with best practices in Supply Chain Services and Procurement Consultancy. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated intermediate or above skills in MS Office Suite applications required. Fluency in English is required; bilingual or multilingual ability is preferred. Legal ability to work in the United States is required. International travel up to 30% required. Proven experience in supervision, mentoring, and building staff capacity required. Prior experience ensuring quality and timely financial management and budget management of SCS projects. Experience managing related USG funded international development projects required. History of effective collaboration with USG donor representatives; knowledge of partnering with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) preferred. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with "14-112, Senior Programs Manager", 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.
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Crown Agents has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply please go to http://www.crownagentsusa.com/Jobs/Current-Vacancies.aspx
*SUPPLY DELIVERY COORDINATOR WOERDEN, NETHERLANDS
The Supply Delivery Coordinator is responsible to monitor and expedite the delivery from vendors to Global Fund Principal Recipients and verify their compliance to the purchase order. REQUIRES: A Bachelor degree in logistics, management, public health, business or other related area. A minimum of 3 years' experience in transport and logistics (international freight forwarding, import/ export regulations including Inco terms and custom clearance procedures). Fluency in English and French is required. Excellent written/ verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
*PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST ARLINGTON, VA
The Procurement Specialist will provide a professional procurement service to the SCMS project; ensuring that SCMS procurement policies and operating procedures are followed in the purchasing of quality assured commodities to target timescales at a competitive price. REQUIRES: Bachelor's Degree required. Fluency in English required; Knowledge of Spanish, French, or Portuguese desired. Legal ability to live and work in USA is required. A pointed interest in international development, with the desire to contribute professionally to the stated global health goals of the SCMS project required. Strong written and verbal communication skills required. A minimum of 5 or more years' experience, with a minimum of 3 or more years related experience.
*EMBEDDED ADVISOR IN RWANDA DEVELOPMENT BOARD RWANDA
The Embedded Advisor will support the Senior Policy and Institutional Development Specialist to work on Objective One of the PSD-AG project at the Rwanda Development Board. The Embedded Advisor would coordinate the establishment of a comprehensive GoR inter-agency investment framework for increasing private sector investment. REQUIRES: Degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Quantitative Social Science or other relevant degree is required, Master's Degree preferred. 5-10 years of progressively responsible experience in the area of trade, investment framework development is highly desirable. Working experience with RDB as well as with private sector advocacy organization is desirable. Demonstrated experience in policy reform process facilitation, public-private dialogue and institutions coalition building in rural economies is desirable.
****************************** *PROJECT MANAGER BETHESDA, MD
DAI has posted an opening for a Project Manager. The individual in this position is tasked with managing a portfolio of projects in a manner consistent with DAI's ethics/ compliance standards and with technical and other objectives specified in the contract. REQUIRES: Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience and a bachelor's degree; or 3 years of relevant professional experience and a master's degree. Experience providing administrative and management support to donor funded projects. 2 years supervisory experience at grade 10. Excellent oral and written communication skills. For more information and to apply please visit www.dai.com/washington/careers.php. Vacancy no: 1758
****************************** *PROJECT ASSISTANT WASHINGTON, DC
International Medical Corps has posted an opening for a Project Assistant who will assist with the set of activities within the BBR project that specifically deals with training activities in Arabic for emerging partners (i.e., the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the League of Arab States) in the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. REQUIRES: Native fluency in Arabic (spoken and written), and proficiency in English; knowledge of French a plus. Bachelor's degree, preferably in international affairs or a related field of study. 1-2 years of professional work experience. Familiarity with humanitarian issues. For more information and to apply please visit our website at www.imcworldwide.org and complete the online employment application form found under the tab "Work with IMC". Vacancy no: 14-905
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Church World Service has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply please go to www.churchworldservice.org
*RELIGIOUS SERVICES CHAPLAIN (BI-LINGUAL SPANISH / ENGLISH) EL PASO, TX
The Religious Services Chaplain must be bi-lingual (English/ Spanish) provides spiritual and pastoral care to all detainees and residents and also facilitates their opportunity to pursue their individual religious beliefs and practices in accordance with current law, federal regulations, and the DHS Detention Standards. REQUIRES: Candidates must possess an earned bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline (Religion, Religious Studies, Theology, etc.) from an accredited college. Five or more years of pastoral/ spiritual leadership experience in a congregational or specialized ministry setting within the endorsing body after formal ministerial preparation. Clinical Pastoral Education may satisfy up to one year of the requirement of pastoral/ spiritual experience.
*RELIGIOUS SERVICES PROGRAM ASSISTANT (BI-LINGUAL SPANISH / ENGLISH DILLEY, TX
The Religious Services Program Assistant must be bi-lingual Spanish/ English. He or she provides spiritual and pastoral care to all detainees and also facilitates their opportunity to pursue their individual religious beliefs and practices in accordance with current law, Federal regulations, and the DHS Performance Based Detention Standards. REQUIRES: Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in the field of religion, social work, volunteer coordination, logistics management, or a similar field. Fluency in both English and Spanish, or other language which is reflective of the site's detainee population. Additional languages are helpful. Ability to do research to increase understanding of recognized religions as well as their basic tenets and worship requirements.
*EMPLOYMENT SERVICES SPECIALIST - REFUGEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GREENSBORO, NC
The Refugee Employment Specialist offers support and employment services to refugees to help them reach financial self-sufficiency in the United States. Additionally s/he coordinates the timely delivery of Refugee Assistance Program. REQUIRES: Previous work experience in refugee resettlement and/or employment services is desired. The successful applicant must have experience working in a multi-cultural environment and must be sensitive to the cultural and linguistic needs of clients. The applicant must demonstrate creativity and initiative. Superior written and oral communication skills are a must.
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The Asian Development Bank seeks candidates for the following positions. To apply please visit our website at http://www.adb.org/Employment/Professional/default.asp.
*SENIOR TRANSPORT SPECIALIST MANILA, PHILIPPINES
The Senior Transport Specialist will lead in the formulation and articulation of sector policy and strategies, engaging South Asian Developing Member Country (DMC) governments in policy dialogue on transport sector development, particularly in relation to financial management aspects, and conduct ADB's activities to support sector policy and reforms. Lead in identifying, developing, implementing and administering loans, Technical Assistance (TA) projects, and non-lending products and services (NLPS) in the transport sector. REQUIRES: Master's Degree, or equivalent, in economics, finance, business administration or other related fields. University degree in these fields combined with specialized experience in ADB or similar organization may be considered in lieu of a master's degree. Internationally recognized professional qualifications in finance, accounting or business administration are preferred. At least 10 years of relevant professional experience including at least 3 years' experience in ADB operations and hands-on experience in project processing and administration. Closing date: 1/14/15. Vacancy no: ADB-HR-14-0950
*PRINCIPAL ECONOMIST MANILA, PHILIPPINES
The Principal Economist will contribute substantially to ADB's support for regional cooperation and integration (RCI). Lead (i) the RCI Thematic Group on thematic analysis and day-to-day coordination on sectoral analysis with ADB's Sector Groups in the development of analytical work for RCI Operational Plan; (ii) analytical inputs for RCI flagship publications and management support. Support in formulating the Office of Regional Economic Integration's (OREI's) strategic research priorities, and represent OREI in internal and external networks in these areas. REQUIRES: Master's degree, or equivalent, in economics or related fields. At least 12 years of relevant professional experience. Strong analytical and research capabilities and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to use quantitative methods, including econometric analysis. Ability to liaise with Management and staff at all levels. Closing date: 1/14/15. Vacancy no: ADB-HR-14-0955
****************************** *COORDINATOR (ACSA FACILITATION UNIT) ROME, ITALY
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted an opening for a Coordinator (ACSA Facilitation Unit) (P-5) in Rome. REQUIRES: Lead the work of the Facilitation Unit, especially in supporting the needs and requirements of the strategic committee, including the preparation of progress reports, budgets, work plans, etc.; Coordinate and supervise required recruitments, Letters Of Agreement and other administrative procedures. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in natural resources management, agricultural sciences, agricultural economics, international relations or a related field. Ten years of relevant experience in agriculture and/or natural resources related activities, in an international context. Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese or Russian. TO APPLY: visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete the on-line application. Closing date: 1/30/15. Vacancy no: DDN-102-14-PRJ
****************************** *INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT ECONOMIST SINGAPORE
The International Monetary Fund seeks an International Consultant Economist. The selected candidate will be expected to lecture in courses, lead workshop groups, and contribute to the development of course materials. Research on macroeconomic and financial policy issues is encouraged, and there are opportunities to interact with universities, research institutes, and think tanks in the region. REQUIRES: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in economics or finance and a strong background in macroeconomics, with a special interest in financial sector issues, public finance, or monetary and exchange rate policies. Excellent teaching and communication skills in English are essential. Candidates meeting the qualifications are invited to apply online at https://www.imf.org/external/np/adm/rec/db/index.htm. Closing date: 1/9/15. Job Number: 1400965.
****************************** 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.
*CHIEF, PROGRAMME PLANNING AND BUDGETING SECTION ADDIS ABABA
A Chief, Programme Planning and Budgeting Section (P-5) is sought in Addis Ababa. Duties: Takes the lead to develop and implement assigned programmes/ projects, etc.; directs subordinates in programme planning and budgeting, programme/ project development, implementation, monitoring and assessment; directs review of relevant documents and reports; identifies priorities, problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and initiates follow- up actions. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in sociology, economics, other social science or related area. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in socio economic development, policy analysis, sociological research or related area is required. Field experience in developing countries and country or region-specific knowledge is desirable. Experience with international technical cooperation projects is an asset. Closing date: 2/10/15. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-ECA-39010-R-ADDIS ABABA(G)
*PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER ADDIS ABABA
A Programme Management Officer (P-3) is sought in Addis Ababa. Duties: Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/ projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/ project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area. Closing date: 2/10/15. Vacancy no: 14- PGM-ECA-39009-R-ADDIS ABABA(G)
*CHIEF OF DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS BRANCH, POPULATION AFFAIRS NEW YORK
A Chief of Branch (Demographic Analysis Branch), Population Affairs (D-1) is sought in New York. Duties: Formulates and implements the substantive work programme of the sections within the Branch under his/her supervision, namely the Fertility and Family Planning Section, the Population Policy Section, and the Migration Section. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in demography or in sociology, statistics or economics with emphasis on population. Minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in the field of demography, population analysis and research or related areas is required. Experience in planning and executing a work programme and managing a team is required. Closing date: 2/9/15. Vacancy no: 14-POP-DESA-37960-R-NEW YORK(G)
*ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER GENEVA
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in Geneva. The incumbent will undertake capacity-building activities and assist developing countries with regard to international investment agreements and carry out related policy analysis and consensus building activities. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics or law, preferably with a focus on international trade or investment. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in research and policy analysis in economic policy related to international investment. Experience in management of on-line databases and discussion groups related to international investment is required. Closing date: 2/9/15. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-UNCTAD-38625-R- GENEVA (R)
*CHIEF, COMPETITION AND CONSUMER POLICIES BRANCH GENEVA
A Chief, Competition and Consumer Policies Branch (D-1) is sought in Geneva. The Chief of Branch formulates and implements the substantive work programme of the Branch under his/her supervision. Oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Branch, ensures that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion and co-ordinates work in the different areas both within the Division and UNCTAD, and with other organizations of the United Nations System, as appropriate. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, law or related area. A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible professional experience, of which 10 years in formulating policies and legal instruments related to competition policy and consumer law. Proven experience in carrying out in-depth analyses, as evidenced by publications, and application of economic principles in development programmes in relation to international economic relations and development. Closing date: 2/7/15. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-UNCTAD-37841-R- GENEVA (R)
****************************** 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
*TEAM LEADER, GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT CO-OPERATION PARIS
The successful candidate will have proven leadership skills, and an excellent understanding of effective development co-operation, the Global Partnership and the post-2015 agenda. S/he will also provide the intellectual leadership to design, develop and implement strategies for an effective global platform for development co-operation. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in economics, political science, international relations, development or other relevant discipline. At least eight years of senior-level experience in development assistance in a bilateral or multilateral aid agency and experience in supporting ministerial-level bodies. First-hand experience or an excellent understanding of the overall aid effectiveness and post-2015 agendas. Closing date: 1/11/15. Job Number: 09621.
*POLICY ANALYST - DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVENESS - MONITORING PARIS
The successful candidate will be responsible for refining, strengthening and implementing the Global Partnership monitoring framework to support accountability for implementing Busan commitments. S/he will lead a small team that will prepare the 2016 Global Partnership for Effective Development Progress Report. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in economics, statistics, social sciences, development or other relevant discipline. A minimum of three, preferably five years' relevant experience, including experience working in a bilateral or international development organization. First-hand experience or an excellent understanding of the overall aid effectiveness and post-2015 agendas. Experience in leading and co-ordinating international multi-stakeholder consultative processes and in negotiating and navigating different views and consolidating agreed positions. Closing date: 1/11/15. Job Number: 09619.
*TRADE POLICY ANALYSTS PARIS
The selected persons will undertake research and generate policy advice on trade and trade-related policy issues, particularly related to trade in services. They will work under the supervision of the Head of Trade in Services Division in the Trade and Agriculture Directorate. The Division's key objective is to provide evidence-based policy advice on services trade and services trade liberalization, and trade in value added terms. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in law, economics or a related subject with links to the field of international trade or investment. Three to seven years' experience in trade policy and international trade relations gained through proven practical activities in these areas, preferably acquired in a national administration or international organization. Proven capacity for sound analytical and policy-orientated work; ability to execute effectively research or project assignments; proven ability to synthesize technical and policy-orientated issues for a practical-minded audience at governmental or intergovernmental level. Closing date: 1/4/15. Job Number: 09611.
****************************** *RESULTS MONITORING ANALYST NEW YORK
The UN Population Fund has posted an opening for a Results Monitoring Analyst (P-2) in New York. The incumbent of this post will contribute to the maintaining of Results Planning, Monitoring and Reporting (RPMR) module of SIS as well as MRTS, timely generation of the OOE indicator on implementation of evaluation recommendations, providing direct support to specific activities related to programme results monitoring, including capacity development and knowledge sharing activities particularly in the area of M&E. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in social science or related field. 2 years of relevant experience in programme planning, monitoring and/or evaluation with sound knowledge of development environment. Knowledge of UNFPA's operational environment desirable. Experience in web-based information posting and dissemination. TO APPLY: Please apply online: http://www.unfpa.org/employment/vacancy.html. Closing date: 1/8/15. Vacancy no: 2764.
****************************** *HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS / HEALTH MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS CRYSTAL CITY, VA
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for a Health Information Systems/ Health Management Information Systems, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID/GH/OHA/SPER). INTRODUCTION: The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) calls for immediate, comprehensive and evidence-based action to turn the tide of global HIV/AIDS. Numerous agencies are tasked with implementing programs to address this commitment. USG participating agencies develop, implement, monitor and support programs in resource-constrained countries to deal with this pandemic. Health information systems (HIS)/ Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) activities are a key component of PEPFAR Strategic Information (SI) programs. At the facility and community level, HIS assists health care workers in providing high quality and timely care. At the national, regional and Headquarters level, HIS assist public health managers in finding answers to key questions about the state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the delivery and process of prevention, care and treatment services, the effectiveness of these services, the capacity needed to improve programs, as well as to plan and report and reach goals impacting the epidemic. Many countries lack robust health information systems and the related information and communications technology infrastructure (IT) needed to access and report high-quality data. Wherever possible, PEPFAR HIS activities build on existing data and information system standards and infrastructures in program countries. HIS activities target the design, development, implementation, operations, maintenance and evaluation information systems and technologies. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The HIS Advisor will be a member of the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) team in the Strategic Planning Evaluation & Reporting (SPER) Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, USAID/Washington. Broad responsibilities will include providing key leadership to USAID, interagency partners, Ministries of Health, and implementing partners through technical recommendations and expertise in the design, development, improvement, and maintenance of information systems that strengthen health service quality, effectiveness, and efficiency. The position requires both advisory and administrative acumen, including hands-on HIS/IT technical expertise, results- oriented analysis, strong project management experience, clear communication skills, and close collaboration with a wide variety of stakeholders including USAID and other USG Headquarters personnel, host ministries, PEPFAR country teams, implementing partners, and other donors. Provide HMIS technical assistance and capacity building to Missions for in country systems requirements, analysis, design, specifications, and oversight of project management, development, piloting/ testing, implementation and evaluation. Work with USAID and USG M&E teams to develop and follow a clear comprehensive strategy for the development of District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2) and the use of data for PEPFAR needs. Ensure a high level of communication and close working relationships with Missions and in country project teams, project implementers, and other key stakeholders operating in the health informatics arena. Ensure lessons learned and best practices are communicated globally, across countries, partners, agencies and donors. Play a key role in the MEASURE Evaluation management team, and work with MEASURE Evaluation and other implementing partners to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate HMIS activities globally and offer technical expertise and assistance in the management of these varied HMIS activities, such as system building and/or strengthening, human resource capacity building in the area of HMIS, or evaluation information systems. Support country level strengthening of the HMIS and its implementation of DHIS2 where applicable. Provide technical input and oversight to the integration and use of data management information systems (e.g., HMIS, DHIS, EMR, HIE) and tools to facilitate data entry, transmission, and use. Ensure the presence and use of adequate administrative controls, information and data quality, procedural efficiencies and adherence to internationally recognized information system and standards for interoperability. Develop strategies and technical approaches for better USAID, USG, and partner coordination to improve working relationships and integration with other vertical programs e.g. Maternal & Child Health, Malaria Control, Vaccination, etc. Support the integration and relation of national information systems such as, DHIS2, human resources information systems (IHRIS, HRHIS), health information exchanges (HIE), facility EMRs, and others. Strengthen and support the harmonization of routine HMIS and capabilities through building capacity in quality collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of health information for program planning and management. Ensures the timely and quality completion of all relevant program deliverables and reporting. Other duties as assigned. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have: A Master's degree required in a discipline such as Health Informatics, Computer Science, Public Health or other relevant field. Minimum of 7 years of experience in designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining health information systems to monitor and evaluate large-scale program activities is required. Demonstrated work experience involving the management of the full life-cycle of mid- to large-sized projects (i.e. crossing multiple program areas and conflicting needs; requiring integration of multiple non-standardized applications or business processes; and requiring complex reporting and communication at the agency and executive level) with minimal supervision. Proven experience with managing the development or sourcing of health information systems that are currently in use. Must possess the ability to analyze, understand, and develop health IT program policies, design, and management approaches, strategies, and enterprise architectures at the enterprise level. This includes coordination and standards based systems integration for collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of health information. Proven ability to oversee the design or modification of sophisticated computer applications to meet data collection and reporting requirements. PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE: Knowledge of health information technology and public health IT standards including, semantic, exchange, privacy/ security, etc. and applications, including electronic medical records systems (EMRs), laboratory information systems (LIS), district health information system, (DHIS), health information exchange (HIE), and others. Knowledge and experience with applying general software development lifecycle (SDLC) and project management best practices methodologies i.e. Agile, PRINCE2, RUP, etc. Substantial knowledge and experience with common relational databases i.e. SQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc., and a good understanding of extracting, transferring and transforming data (ETL). Experience with development in web application frameworks e.g. Java, Perl, PHP, .NET, etc. would be an asset. Active user and proponent of Open Source solutions. Proven ability to develop rapport and effective working relationships with USG, host ministry, national and international working partners at all levels, local organizations, and other program partners. Excellent written and oral skills required. Professionally mature and is self-motivated to work constructively under pressure while responding resourcefully when challenges and change arise. Basic understanding of the structure and functions of PEPFAR, including knowledge of PEPFAR agencies' roles and functions in support of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), desirable but not required. Familiarity and experience with federal information systems regulations, i.e. FISMA, OMB, etc. and contracting/ procurement process would be a plus. Work experience in integrating health information systems with public health systems and geographic information systems (GIS) would be an added advantage. Experience working in developing country contexts strongly preferred. Must be able to maintain a Secret clearance. U.S. Citizenship required. This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award. TO APPLY: CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at https://careers- camris.icims.com. Application Deadline: Open until filled. CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
****************************** *BUDGET ANALYST WASHINGTON, DC
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for a Budget Analyst, Bureau of Global Health, Strategic Planning, Evaluation & Reporting Division (SPER), Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA), United States Agency for International Development. INTRODUCTION: The Global Health Bureau's Office of HIV/AIDS (GH/OHA) is the center of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for USAID and has primary responsibility for the Agency's HIV/AIDS program. GH/OHA provides strategic direction, technical leadership, and support to field programs in HIV and AIDS. It provides input to decisions concerning the strategic allocation of financial and human resources in the sector and assists in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs. The Strategic Planning, Evaluation, and Reporting (SPER) Division within OHA, to which the Budget Analyst will be assigned, provides programmatic expertise to help the Agency and its missions develop programs that respond to USG, USAID, and Congressional policy and budget priorities and incorporate innovations, best practices, and lessons learned. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Track PEPFAR financial resources and train and provide technical assistance to USAID headquarters and field missions on tracking PEPFAR resources. Maintain an extensive set of detailed, up-to-date workbooks tracking worldwide PEPFAR budgets by fiscal year, USAID operating unit, funding account, PEPFAR technical area, and other categories as required. Train and provide technical assistance to OHA, other bureau offices, regional bureaus, and USAID field missions in tracking and understanding PEPFAR country and headquarters budget allocations, as established by OGAC. Respond to requests for real-time budget allocation, obligation, and outlay information from USAID headquarters regional bureaus, GH offices, USAID field missions, and OGAC budget staff. Analyze and report on PEPFAR obligations, outlays, and pipelines and train and provide technical assistance to USAID headquarters and field missions on tracking and analyzing PEPFAR obligations, outlays, and pipelines. Serve as the OHA lead on preparing and submitting all required budget reports to OGAC and the Global Health Bureau, including the Quarterly Report on PEPFAR Obligations and Outlays, annual reports on estimated and actual budget carryover, and other budget reporting exercises as required. Work with OGAC as necessary to resolve questions and issues related to the information submitted in the Quarterly Obligations and Outlays Report and other PEPFAR budget reports. Assist the Budget Analysis and Reporting Team Leader in the formulation, administration, and analysis of all OHA budget and procurement planning processes and documents necessary for effective implementation of and reporting on PEPFAR resources. Provide virtual or in-country support as appropriate in assisting field missions with PEPFAR COPs, with a particular focus on accurate accounting of available financial resources. Provide support as appropriate in assisting OHA in the preparation of the headquarters budget, including analysis of actual and projected costs, communication with OGAC on processes and reporting requirements, and other activities leading to the timely submission of the headquarters budget. Carry out special analyses and prepare routine and special reports and briefings for SPER and OHA leadership, as required. Train and provide technical assistance on tracking and analyzing obligations, outlays, and pipeline to OHA mechanism leads and field mission budget contacts. Facilitate timely and accurate transfers of funding to USAID operating units worldwide. Serve as the OHA lead in tracking and processing PEPFAR Congressional Notification documents, including liaising with the OGAC budget office; circulating draft documents within USAID for comment and clearance; and facilitating the resolution of questions or issues. Serve as the OHA lead in tracking and processing PEPFAR Memoranda of Agreement used in the transfer of PEPFAR funds from OGAC to USAID, including liaising with the OGAC budget office; circulating draft documents within USAID for comment and clearance; facilitating the resolution of questions or issues; securing the appropriate signatures for finalization; and ensuring that documents are submitted to OGAC. Liaise with OGAC, the State Department Bureau of Foreign Assistance, USAID Financial Management Office, USAID regional bureaus, USAID field missions, and the USAID Global Health Bureau to ensure that fund transfers are executed in a timely and accurate fashion. Coordinate the distribution and allowance of OGAC Central Initiatives. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have: The position requires a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of budgeting experience (budget analysis, tracking, and quality control) OR a Master's degree and a minimum of 2 year of budgeting experience (budget analysis, tracking, and quality control). Relevant work experience may include for example: financial management, economics, etc. Experience in the use of Microsoft Excel (required). Strong research, writing, and analytical skills are essential. Interest in detailed work with complex budget and financial information (required). Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented working style (required). Experience and/or familiarity with federal budget processes (desirable, but not required). Experience and/or familiarity with PEPFAR (desirable, but not required). Willingness to learn on the job and to seek opportunities for professional growth (required). A USAID "Secret" security clearance is required and will need to be obtained. Candidate must have strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Candidates must be willing to work full- time. A Secret security clearance is required and must be obtained. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Oral and written communications skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to reports and financial tracking systems. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award. CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. TO APPLY: Please submit your resume online at https://careers-camris.icims.com. Application Deadline: Open until filled. CAMRIS is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
****************************** *DIRECTOR OF NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WATERTOWN, MA
Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do - believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services - from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Program Overview: The New Business Development department is responsible for developing new business opportunities for Pathfinder International and securing funding from governments and other multi-lateral donors such as United Nations agencies, the World Bank, the Global Fund, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and others. Position Purpose: The Director of Business Development is Pathfinder International's senior staff responsible for developing new business opportunities and securing funding from governments and other multi-lateral donors (e.g., UN agencies, World Bank, Global Fund). The Director focuses effort on US Government donors - particularly USAID and CDC (which represent the majority of organizational funds). The Director reports directly to Pathfinder's Senior Vice- President. S/he identifies and negotiates strategic partnerships with international and local (i.e., target country) non-profit and for-profit agencies and organizations. S/he identifies major new funding opportunities, with a focus on large-scale RFA/RFPs (typically $20 million to $50 million). The Director works closely with other senior headquarters and field staff to make strategic decisions on funding affecting program strategic directions and partnering opportunities. S/he also manages the entire proposal development process, typically working on 3-5 major bids at any one time. The Director identifies skill sets needed to respond to each RFA/RFP, and assembles and leads multi- disciplinary teams composed of high level organizational managers and technical staff (from both inside and outside Pathfinder). S/he also works closely with headquarters financial management and contracting staff on budgeting and cost proposal development. The Director works with HQ departments and field staff to conduct strategic planning and represents Pathfinder to donors and outside agencies. S/he supervises a team of five staff as well as contracted consultants. Key Responsibilities: With the Senior Vice President, works with senior staff at headquarters and in the field to plan, conceptualize, and coordinate global program development activities. Leads Pathfinder's proposal development process including responses to competitive bids, focusing on US Government RFAs and RFPs. Plays a major role in program design. Utilizes extensive contacts and relationships with outside organizations to identify partnership opportunities. Negotiates partnerships with international and local organizations, develops Scopes of Work (SOWs), and reviews teaming agreements. Manages Pathfinder's involvement in Indefinite Quantity Contracts. Reviews and edits technical proposals for reproductive health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health. Works closely with International Recruiter and HQ Human Resources Department to create job descriptions for new positions and recruit staff for competitive bids. Develops management and staffing plans for project proposals. Forms and coordinates multi-disciplinary teams composed of high level technical staff. Identifies outside consultants, develops SOWs, and manages consultants. Supervises a team of five staff as well as contracted consultants. Continually identifies and explores new donors and funding opportunities. With headquarters F&A Department, ensures that Cost Proposals are in line with Technical Proposals and adhere to donor regulations and RFA guidelines. Provide HQ representation for country programs to USAID, MOHs, international and local partners, other donors and organizations. Represents Pathfinder International at conferences and meetings, builds and strengthens relationships with partners, outside organizations and donors. Stays abreast of current issues, emerging trends and research in international family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and MCH. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree in related field preferred, or appropriate combination of Bachelor's Degree and significant relevant professional experience (including field experience). 5-10 years' experience working abroad, preferably on USAID-funded projects. End-to-end experience leading and developing USAID proposals, including a clear understanding of how to strategically read an RFP, key roles and responsibilities on a proposal development team, and proven capacity to deliver high quality, winning proposals. Strong knowledge of international family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health and other related issues. Excellent oral and written communication skills. In-depth knowledge of US Government donor agencies (e.g., USAID, CDC, State Department, etc.). Knowledge and experience with European Commission funding mechanisms, and those of other countries (e.g., DfID). Knowledge of the PEPFAR program. Knowledge of USG and USAID rules and regulations. Strong program management and staff supervision skills. Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects. Ability to establish solid working relationships with customers, program management, technical staff, and diverse staff in various other business areas of the organization. Ability to quickly and convincingly build a network of contacts in a relatively short period of time, often in new countries and missions. Ability to analyze and distill critical information from mission strategy statements, concept papers, etc. Accomplished networker with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple, complex pursuits. Ability to speak across a range of technical issues that may be outside his or her personal area of expertise. Ability to exercise sound and timely judgment and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Able to set and work with demanding deadlines, inspire colleagues to adhere to deadlines, and adapt to changing work priorities to fulfill the organization's immediate and long-term needs. Advanced computer skills, especially with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook) Adobe Acrobat (PDF software) to produce high-quality, well-formatted documents with tight turnaround times. Proven ability to establish strong, productive relationships with outside agencies. Excellent diplomatic skills and ability to perform well under extreme pressure. Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% time. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in writing proposals for US Agency for International Development (USAID), other US government agencies (i.e. CDC) and/or other donors highly desirable. Additional competency in French, Arabic, or Portuguese helpful, but not required. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/. Deadline: 1/31/15. Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
****************************** *SENIOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR WATERTOWN, MA
Pathfinder International is seeking a Senior Program Development Advisor in Watertown. Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health and rights. 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 and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Program Overview: The New Business Development department is responsible for developing new business opportunities for Pathfinder International and securing funding from governments and other multi-lateral donors such as United Nations agencies, the World Bank, the Global Fund, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and others. Position Purpose: The Senior Program Development Advisor will work with the New Business Development team, other headquarter departments, Washington, DC based staff, Pathfinder country offices and partner organizations to develop or support the creation of high-impact and winning proposals, as well as provide technical assistance to Pathfinder country programs, as needed. The Senior Program Development Advisor, in collaboration with Director of New Business Development, will work to position Pathfinder before opportunities are announced by gathering critical country knowledge and staying up-to-date on donor trends and country priorities. The Senior Program Development Advisor will work closely with the proposal manager and cross-divisional teams to serve as technical lead and/or lead writer to develop an understanding of the proposal technical components requirement; identify win themes; write and/or review proposal outlines and logical frameworks; draft the entire, or selected technical sections of proposals; integrate the full proposal to ensure one coherent voice; write or review personnel, management, and institutional capability sections; and review final documents to ensure clarity, consistency, and responsiveness. The Senior Program Development Advisor will participate in capture planning and work with the proposal development teams on trips to the field to gather insight and context first-hand. The Senior Advisor will also provide technical assistance as needed to ongoing programs. Key Responsibilities: Leads and/or supports the research, writing, editing, formatting and proofreading of technical materials for proposals and concept papers to solicited and unsolicited opportunities from donor organizations, and governments including but not limited to: USAID, CDC, DFID, World Bank, etc.; Leads proposal strategy, design, writing, and review sessions throughout the life of the proposal; Writes, reviews, and contributes to proposal outlines and logical frameworks; Works with New Business Development team to prepare material for proposals, including interviewing experts and/or reviewing and revising text prepared by experts; Reviews proposal pieces and final text for clarity, consistency responsiveness to RFP requirements, in preparation for review process and final production; Coordinates with Pathfinder staff and partner organizations to ensure all technical documents are complete and adhere to Pathfinder style guidelines; Travels to the field to establish relationships with the client, potential partners and/or local staff, gathers operational information and country context, and analyzes the competitive environment for considering Pathfinder's differentiators; Develops broad knowledge of Pathfinder's programs in order to be able to reflect successes and win themes throughout the written proposal; Provides technical assistance in area(s) of expertise; Conducts reviews of secondary source information to inform concept development; Drafts technical and supporting documents as needed including capability statements, implementation plans, and management plans; and Attends and participates in new business development and capture meetings. Basic REQUIREMENTS: M.P.H., or equivalent experience in international relations, development, journalism, or a related field; Minimum of 15 of work experience in the international development field; Strong background, knowledge and understanding of several of Pathfinder's key areas of technical expertise: reproductive health, family planning, gender, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, HIV prevention, health systems strengthening; Minimum 8 years of proposal development experience for USAID and other USG agencies; Demonstrated success in writing USAID proposals; Excellent writing and editing skills; Ability to evaluate and synthesize relevant scientific and health-related data or information accurately, and to work collaboratively with other content area experts; Capability to create compelling text while maintaining technical accuracy and adhering to strict page limitations; Previous project design experience strongly preferred; Proven flexibility to handle changing priorities and managing multiple projects and deadlines efficiently and without compromising quality; Experience living or working in developing countries that aids in the understanding of program context, field realities, and technical needs preferred; and Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally. Preferred Qualifications: Strong interest in global reproductive health issues; Proficiency in second language is desirable. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment- opportunities/. Deadline: 1/31/15. 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.
****************************** *PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR WATERTOWN, MA
Pathfinder International is seeking a Program Development Advisor. Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health and rights. 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 and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Program Overview: The New Business Development department is responsible for developing new business opportunities for Pathfinder International and securing funding from governments and other multi-lateral donors such as United Nations agencies, the World Bank, the Global Fund, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and others. Position Purpose: The Program Development Advisor will work with the New Business Development team, other headquarter departments, Washington, DC based staff, Pathfinder country offices and partner organizations to support the creation of high-impact and winning proposals, as well as provide technical assistance to Pathfinder country programs, as needed. Under the guidance of the Sr. New Business Development Advisor, the Program Development Advisor will work to position Pathfinder before opportunities are announced by gathering critical country knowledge and staying up-to-date on donor trends and country priorities. The Program Development Advisor will work closely with the proposal manager and cross-divisional teams as technical lead and/or lead writer to develop an understanding of the proposal technical components requirement; identify win themes; write and/or review proposal outlines and logical frameworks; draft the entire, or selected technical sections of proposals; integrate the full proposal to ensure one coherent voice; write or review personnel, management, and institutional capability sections; and review final documents to ensure clarity, consistency, and responsiveness. The Program Development Advisor will participate in capture planning and work with the proposal development teams on trips to the field to gather insight and context first-hand. Key Responsibilities: Supports the research, writing, editing, formatting and proofreading of technical materials for proposals and concept papers to solicited and unsolicited opportunities from donor organizations, and governments including but not limited to: USAID, CDC, DFID, World Bank, etc.; In collaboration with Sr. New Business Development Advisor and Director of New Business Development, supports proposal strategy, design, writing, and review sessions throughout the life of the proposal; Writes, reviews, and contributes to proposal outlines and logical frameworks; Works with New Business Development team to prepare material for proposals, including interviewing experts and/or reviewing and revising text prepared by experts; Reviews proposal pieces and final text for clarity, consistency responsiveness to RFP requirements, in preparation for review process and final production; Coordinates with Pathfinder staff and partner organizations to ensure all technical documents are complete and adhere to Pathfinder style guidelines; Travels to the field to establish relationships with the client, potential partners and/or local staff, gathers operational information and country context, and analyzes the competitive environment for considering Pathfinder's differentiators; Develops broad knowledge of Pathfinder's programs in order to be able to reflect successes and win themes throughout the written proposal; Provides technical assistance in area(s) of expertise; Conducts reviews of secondary source information to inform concept development; Drafts technical and supporting documents as needed including capability statements, implementation plans, and management plans; and Attends and participates in new business development and capture meetings. Basic REQUIREMENTS: M.P.H., or equivalent experience in international relations, development, journalism, or a related field; Minimum of 6 of work experience in the international development field; Strong background, knowledge and understanding of several of Pathfinder's key areas of technical expertise: reproductive health, family planning, gender, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, HIV prevention, health systems strengthening; Minimum 3 years of proposal development experience for USAID and other USG agencies; Demonstrated success in writing USAID proposals; Excellent writing and editing skills; Ability to evaluate and synthesize relevant scientific and health-related data or information accurately, and to work collaboratively with other content area experts; Capability to create compelling text while maintaining technical accuracy and adhering to strict page limitations; Previous project design experience strongly preferred; Proven flexibility to handle changing priorities and managing multiple projects and deadlines efficiently and without compromising quality; Experience living or working in developing countries that aids in the understanding of program context, field realities, and technical needs preferred; and Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally. Preferred Qualifications: Strong interest in global reproductive health issues; Proficiency in second language is desirable. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment- opportunities/. Deadline: 1/31/15. Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY FRANCOPHONE COUNTRIES
International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and has implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI has served governments, private sector companies and several donor agencies in the practice area of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including education, health, economic growth and democracy & governance. IBTCI is currently seeking chief of party candidates for work with a wide range of international donors including USAID, DFID, the World Bank, and UN agencies. Candidates should possess a successful track record in managing large, long term development projects in Francophone countries. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide management support and technical oversight for projects. Coordinate and collaborate with donor clients, implementing partners, and stakeholders. Provide overall leadership and strategic direction for the activity. Adhere to USAID, IBTCI and local rules, regulations and standard operating procedures (including USAID FARS and ADS). Deliver of high- quality outputs in accordance with an agreed upon work plan and timeframe. Manage a staff of senior experts; and Manage financial and administrative resources. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: At least 15 years of experience of progressive responsibility managing complex international development programs and projects (implementation, logistics, budget, staffing) funded by USAID in Francophone countries. Graduate degree in public health, management, economics, international relations or other relevant field. Demonstrated skills in effectively negotiating with host governments, regional institutions, donors including (UN agencies and USAID), national governments, local organizations and other partners and stakeholders. Ability to successfully manage and contribute to the professional growth of staff in a multi- country, multi-cultural setting. Technical skills in research and evaluation highly desired. Experience in capacity building strategies and approaches. Fluency in speaking, reading and writing both English and French is required (FSI Level 4 in both languages). Travel to limited resource settings is required. TO APPLY: Please send an updated CV to recruiting@ibtci.com with the subject line "Chief of Party - Francophone Countries". No phone calls please. Only final candidates will be contacted. IBTCI is an equal opportunity employer.
****************************** *SENIOR STRATEGY SPECIALIST SOMALIA AND KENYA
International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and has implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI has served governments, private sector companies and several donor agencies in the practice area of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including education, health, economic growth and democracy & governance. IBTCI currently holds a long-term contract to provide monitoring and evaluation and strategy support services to the USAID Mission in Somalia. We are seeking a Senior Strategy Specialist that would be able to support USAID/EA/Somalia in the strategic planning process. The period of performance is about 30 weeks starting immediately with a Level of Effort (LOE) ranging from 24-26 weeks, including 9 consecutive weeks of field time. The position would be based out of Nairobi and would include some travel into Somalia. POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Senior Strategy Specialist shall be responsible for the following activities: 1. Written summary of relevant guidance from applicable USAID and USG policies and strategies, and propose policy framework for the strategy on this basis. 2. Written summary of relevant findings and proposals for future programming contained in applicable assessments and evaluations conducted by USAID and other actors. 3. Conduct stakeholder consultations in various locations in Somalia and in Nairobi, Kenya, provide written summary of each consultation, as per above. 4. Lead USAID in creating a "Straw Man" Results Framework on the basis of document reviews, DVC presentation, consultation note, and stakeholder consultations. 5. Lead one-day offsite meeting to present / refine RF. 6. Draft a Somalia Strategy (RF with narrative) synthesizing the above deliverables, and incorporating direction received from USAID. 7. Participate in DVC to discuss USAID/Washington issues with draft Somalia Strategy. 8. Revise Strategy in response to feedback and as directed by USAID. Revisions may require substantial re-writing. The Senior Strategy Specialist must have the following QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Substantial knowledge and experience in the area of strategy formulation. 2. 10 years of experience in the design and implementation of development assistance projects. 3. Advanced degree in economics, international development or a related field. 4. Demonstrated capability to produce quality strategy documents in a timely fashion. 5. Experience working in conflict-affected or fragile states. The following experience is preferred: 1. Knowledge of the Somalia context. 2. Understanding of USAID's strategy process. TO APPLY: Submit a CV and 3 references to recruiting@ibtci.com with the subject line "Senior Strategy Specialist". No phone calls please. Only final candidates will be contacted. IBTCI is an equal opportunity employer.
****************************** *DIRECTOR, GLOBAL HEALTH PRACTICE WASHINGTON, DC
International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and has implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI has served governments, private sector companies and several donor agencies in the practice area of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including education, health, economic growth and democracy & governance. IBTCI is seeking a senior leader to manage a project portfolio in the global health space. In addition to supervising home office staff, the Director will manage a team of senior, field-based personnel and consultants across Francophone Africa. S/he will be the key point of contact with our clients for day-to-day technical, programmatic, and financial reporting matters for Washington-based projects. S/he will be the primary point of contact between our clients and IBTCI's senior management team. In collaboration with the Principal, the Director will lead the strategic and technical direction to continue to grow this burgeoning global health practice. In addition s/he will contribute to the development of analytical models and frameworks which have become IBTCI's signature innovations. Travel to the field is required and will be carried out on an agreed upon schedule. The positon will be based in IBTCI's Virginia and DC offices. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The director will be responsible for: Manage overseas portfolios in Francophone Africa implementing evaluation and research in global health. Manage chiefs of parties and teams of senior experts in implementing programs in the field. Manage consultant evaluation and research to assure the quality of all products and services provided to the client. Monitor the administration of the Global Health Practice and serve as acting lead for the practice in the Principal's absence. Supervise Global Health Practice staff to ensure high quality work, and manage the overall operational, administrative and financial aspects of assigned projects. Provide support for technical meetings and working groups on maternal health, child health, environmental health, nutrition, health sector reform, and infectious diseases, as appropriate. Ensure compliance with the FAR and ADS guidance. Adhere to project operating policies and procedures as described in the Project Directors Manual and other IBTCI standard operating procedures such as those issued through the Finance and Administration Division. Contractual compliance and familiarity with the client's expectations as delineated in the contract and through incidental communications with IBTCI. Seek out new business opportunities for the Health Practice through online searches and interpersonal relations. Serve as a technical lead on assigned proposals and task orders by preparing the written technical approach, managing overseas recruitment, and preparing proposal workplans and performance monitoring plans. Ensure timely and complete project reporting (quarterly reports, annual reports, performance reports, etc.) as well as all required performance monitoring reports, work plans, financial reports, and other documents/reports produced by active project. Represent IBTCI at professional conferences, workshops, meetings and other events. Usher the Health Practice and its consultant teams to embrace innovative methods for data visualization to enhance the presentation of its products and deliverables. Prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Have active involvement as a member of professional working groups and committees related to monitoring and evaluation. Other tasks as assigned by IBTCI senior management and/or clients. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: An advanced degree (MPH, PhD, MD) in public health, international relations, economics, statistics, political science, public policy, or other relevant field is required. Desired Experience and Qualities: At least 10-15 years' professional work experience in international development as it relates to the relevant technical area. At least five years' experience in positions of project management and administration including experience in directing, managing, implementing, and evaluating large, complex projects. At least ten years' experience with working with a USG agency and/or international organization(s), as well as coordination of activities with a variety of organizations, including universities, development institutions, international organizations, and other donor and contract groups. Strong working knowledge of AIDAR and FAR regulations and their practical application. Outstanding written and oral communications skills. Ability to work with and be responsive to a wide range of client, staff and consultant personalities and requirements. Well- organized, attentive to detail, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Works well independently and in teams. Proactive in anticipating work requirements and problem solving. Committed to mentoring young professionals; and Mastery of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, statistical packages, and graphics programs (Microsoft Office); and experienced with using and researching the Internet. Language: Fluency in speaking, reading and writing both English and French is required (FSI Level 4 in both languages). TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, CV and three references to apply for the position. Email recruiting@ibtci.com with the subject header "Director - Global Health Practice". No phone calls please. Only final candidates will be contacted. IBTCI is an equal opportunity employer.
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY, OVC, KENYA NAIROBI, KENYA
Pact seeks a Chief of Party (local candidates preferred) for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC. This position is contingent on award. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Kenya Country Director, the Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the project. She/he will supervise project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners. The COP position requires political savvy, as she/he will interact with numerous GOK institutions and senior-level national and county-level government officials. Key Responsibilities: Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements. Participate in the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs; represent Pact in negotiating with donors and partners. Manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports. Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources. Ensure compliance with HQ and USAID requirements, policies and regulations. Act as liaison to relevant donors and the local government. As relevant, manage all local grantmaking mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policy; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs. Provide training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations. Recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact HR policies; Oversee the management and development of project office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact's values are practiced. Preferred QUALIFICATIONS: At least seven years of experience in managing complex orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) programs, social services programs, and/or public health programs of similar scope and size is desired. At least seven years of experience as senior staff in at least three of the following areas: child protection, economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; social service systems strengthening; quality improvement/ quality assurance; M&E; and operations research preferred. At least five years international experience in development, managing, overseeing, or evaluating comprehensive social services programs of similar size and complexity, with USAID experience preferred. At least five years demonstrated skills and experience in partnership building, especially with the Government of Kenya, donors, private sector, NGO and local community organizations. At least seven years of experience in program management and administration, financial management, award cooperative agreement compliance, subaward management, and tracking project performance and costs. Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language. At least a Master's Degree in social sciences, public health, management, business administration, or a related field required. Strong management and communication skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, ability to create synergies where applicable, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0152. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *ECONOMIC STRENGTHENING / LIVELIHOODS SPECIALIST, OVC NAIROBI, KENYA
Pact seeks an Economic Strengthening/ Livelihoods Specialist (local candidates preferred) for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC. This position is contingent on award. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Chief of Party and OVC Manager, the Economic Strengthening/ Livelihoods Specialist will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate to household economic strengthening activities. She/he will advise and support the OVC Manager and COP, providing technical direction to project implementation and ensuring the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements. She/he will take technical leadership role designing and promoting use of low-risk activities to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project. She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and state-of-the-art household economic strengthening approaches/ strategies that address the different levels of household vulnerability. Key Responsibilities: Ensure high-quality technical programming related to economic strengthening and livelihoods generation at the household level. Advise and support the COP and OVC Manager in providing technical direction to project implementation, including but not limited to providing input into and assure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met. Design and promote use of low-risk activities to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project. Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact and USAID resources. Provide regular written/ oral program progress updates, as requested. Any other tasks as assigned by COP or OVC Manager. Preferred Qualifications: At a minimum, a Master's Degree in commerce, economics, business management and administration or related field. At least five years of experience managing complex development projects, with least two of these years working in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya. During this period she/he should have been involved in the design, implementation, reporting and evaluation of evidence-based economic/ livelihood projects for vulnerable groups. Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub- national level. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0156. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *OVC MANAGER, KENYA NAIROBI, KENYA
Pact seeks an OVC Manager (local candidates for preferred) for the proposed USAID- funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC. This position is contingent on award. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Chief of Party, the OVC Manager will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate to community and families, and ensure strong linkages with facility-level and other service delivery points. She/he will advise and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements. She/he will take technical leadership role in coordination with GOK, local community organizations, and other partners. She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and state-of-the-art social service delivery approaches. Key Responsibilities: Ensure high-quality technical programming related to community and families, through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements. Advise and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation, including but not limited to providing input into and assure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met and assist implementing partners/ grantees in setting up reporting and tracking systems to provide such information in an efficient and timely manner. Ensure effective coordination and communication between each partner organization. Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact and USAID resources. Ensure provision of management support and technical assistance to grantees on program design, budget/ work plan development, and M&E planning. Provide regular written/ oral program progress updates, as requested. Ensure that the most up-to-date information regarding the programs or initiatives shared via a range of mechanisms: including reports, newsletters, and the Internet. Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the COP. Preferred Qualifications: Eight years of experience implementing OVC programs in a development context, with five of these years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya. During this period she/he should have been involved with social services and or public health project design, implementation, reporting and evaluation. Experience at a mid- or senior level in at least three of the following areas: child protection, household economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; quality improvement; social service systems strengthening, including social services workforce; M&E; and operations research. Five years demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a team working with local community organizations, families and communities. At least five years demonstrated skills in project design, implementation and reporting, preferably for USG funded programs. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level. At a minimum, a Master's Degree in social sciences or related field. Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language. Strong writing skills about program activities, outcomes and impact. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0154. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *OPERATIONS MANAGER, NEPAL NEPALGUNJ, NEPAL
Pact is seeking an Operations Manager in Nepal. Department Overview: Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. Pact's Sajhedari Bikaas project in Nepal contributes to realizing this purpose by: Promoting inclusive, integrated local development in Mid and Far Western Nepal; Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among partners and colleagues; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization's ability to think and act strategically at all times. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Operations Manager is responsible for oversight of the finance, grants/ contracts, administration, and procurement functions of the project through supervision and mentoring of local staff, including: Finance Director, G&C Director, Coordination Director, and two Administrative Managers. The assignment includes operational oversight of the project office in Nepalgunj, a branch office in Dhangadhi, and a contact office in Kathmandu, with periodic travel to project districts. Key Responsibilities: Oversees finance, grants/ contracts, administration, and procurement functions of the project in compliance with USG regulations (FAR, AIDAIR, ADS, etc.). Ensures efficient and safe functioning of the project office in Nepalgunj, branch office in Dhangadhi, and contact office in Kathmandu. Supports staff in budgeting and performing regular expenditure reviews of invoices, projections, and financial reporting. Provides timely and reliable financial information and analysis to project management. Supervises program audits and coordinates with HQ on government audits for the project. Supports and guides staff in full-cycle grants management, including solicitation, pre-award assessments, negotiation of awards, modification of awards, monitoring awards, and close-out procedures. Oversees and ensures that both Pact and partners remain compliant with the terms and conditions of awards. Oversees closeout of awards, including: review of final award inventories, review of final financial reports including the final advance reconciliation; ensure all performance and reporting actions are completed; and prepare property dispositions under contracts and grants received by Pact. Ensures maintenance of administrative, financial, grants/ contracts, and program records/ files both electronically and, as needed, in hard copy. Reviews current systems and procedures, and make recommendations to strengthen effective project management and compliance with USG guidelines. Undertakes periodic field visits for monitoring purposes. Performs other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Advanced degree in management, accounting, or other relevant field. At least five to six years' experience in international development, with supervision of complex and complex and challenging field operations in developing countries. Willingness to travel locally and demonstrated ability to mentor local staff and partner organizations. Demonstrated experience in USAID/USG contract implementation and management. Direct knowledge of logistics and USAID/USG procurement procedures, rules, and regulations (FAR, AIDAR, ADS, OMB, AAPD, CIB, DSSR). Sub-grant and commodity management experience. Strong interpersonal and team-building skills. Strong English language writing skills. Creative and results-driven management approach to challenges. Preferred Qualifications: Nepali or other South Asian language skills. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0147. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *DIRECTOR, RESULTS AND MEASUREMENT WASHINGTON, DC (OR HOME COUNTRY WITH A PACT OFFICE)
Pact is seeking a Director or Deputy Director for Results and Measurement who provides overall leadership in monitoring, evaluation, results and learning (MERL) to Pact programs in countries worldwide. The position provides direct support to 6-8 countries teams for new business development, program start-up, quality assessment and improvement of on-going monitoring and all evaluations. The Director or Deputy Director for Results and Measurement will coordinate closely with the Program Advancement (PA) Directors and will support improved quality for all Pact programs. The position also supervises 3 senior level staff positions. Location: This person can work from Pact's office in Washington, DC or in another country where Pact has an office. Key Responsibilities: Supervise three senior technical advisors to provide technical support, new business development support and overarching measurement support to the organization. Provide technical support to the opportunity development team and country offices in the design of programs including drafting logical frameworks, articulating theories of change and representing how the program will attain and measure its achievements. Provide technical support to the opportunity development team and country office teams in the design of M&E plans for proposals that use quality indicators and set ambitious but realistic targets. Provide start-up support to new projects, specifically to support the development of a PMP/M&E plan within the first 60 days of a program. Provide leadership for in-country training and mentoring support to offices to review their overall M&E plans, their outcome measures, their data management strategy, data quality audits and how they are using their data for decision making. Provide technical assistance to country offices in the design of evaluations including developing terms of reference, designing tools, providing sampling guidance, data analysis guidance, assistance on how to manage and prepare for evaluations. Problem-solve with country offices how to overcome measurement and reporting challenges to ensure quality outputs. Manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and foresee problems and complications and take action to resolve and mitigate them before they occur. Write complex documents such as M&E frameworks, literature reviews and evaluations in a timely manner with a high degree of quality. Lead the PA team to develop data/ evidence packages for specific programs, countries, regions, and/or technical area for use in communication materials. Lead the PA team to conduct costing analyses of health/ governance/ NRM programs, specific interventions, costs per beneficiary, etc. Assist Pact to roll out the use of innovative technologies such as GIS, mobile phones for data collection, central measurement systems and techniques for visualizing data to improve monitoring and evaluation practice throughout the organization. Conduct technical training in measurement to improve the capacity of MERL staff at the country office level to design, analyze, aggregate and use data for decision making. Form strategic relationships with individuals and agencies within the field of strategic information and understand the current trends in the field. Support Pact's strategic objectives to promote and influence the development field by making presentation at conferences and acting as a thought leader in the field. Travel 25-30% to support country programs and overall measurement tasks directly. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of a Master's Degree in a Related Field. A leader with vision to guide a team to transformative impact measurements, a problem solving approach, an interest in rigorous measurement who can think programmatically and develop solutions to complex issues. Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators and conducting program evaluations utilizing mixed methods. Excellent multi-tasker, able to deliver on several complex projects simultaneously. Proficiency in SPSS, Excel, Word, and other MS Office software. Proficient with technology applications relevant to Results and Measurement (mobile technology, central measurement systems). Preferred Qualifications: 12 years of experience managing data intensive programs and designing M&E systems. 5+ years of development experience in an overseas setting, preferably sub-Saharan Africa. Background in health or livelihoods. Fluency in French. Experience with evaluation using quasi experimental design. Strong methods experience including sampling design, research methods design and quantitative data analysis and GIS. Experience in beneficiary feedback, participatory M&E, social return on investment analysis, etc. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0143. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *VICE PRESIDENT, OPPORTUNITY DEVELOPMENT WASHINGTON, DC
Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Opportunity Development team contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart and innovative partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Growing and diversifying our revenue streams and discovering promising new economic models; Turning present and yet unimagined opportunities into revenue to fund our mission; Growing Pact's portfolio; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization's ability to think and act strategically at all times; and Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise. Position Purpose: The Vice President of Opportunity Development reports to the Chief Global Engagement and Strategy Officer and is a member of Pact's senior management team. The VP of Opportunity Development leads the organization's revenue generation in order to fund its mission to build empowered communities, effective governments and responsible private institutions that give people an opportunity for a better life. In this critical leadership position, the VP will facilitate team spirit and promote the organization and its culture through excellent internal and external relationships and communication. This position has responsibility for the design and implementation of a comprehensive development strategy that grows both restricted and unrestricted funding. This will require the coordination and integration of existing development efforts and initiatives with Pact's major donor - the US government - as well as development of new strategies to expand these efforts and engage with other donors including other bilaterals, multilaterals, foundations, corporations and other private donors. The Vice President, Opportunity Development will be a member of and an advisor to the senior management team and is expected to work cross-functionally to manage revenue development activities throughout Pact on a global scale. Key Responsibilities: Leadership: Inspire, champion and spread a culture of shared success that makes true our belief that every imaginable problem has a solution and that when we dedicate ourselves to pursuing it, our efforts will be rewarded with a better world. Partner in advancing the mission and serve as a standard bearer of organizational philosophies and behavioral competencies. Build and lead a highly competent team of skilled professionals. Strategy: Establish an overarching, comprehensive opportunity development strategy to increase restricted and unrestricted funds with cross-functional buy-in and support from other DC-based departments and our country offices with well- identified metrics to determine both short- and long-term success. This strategy will touch upon multiple avenues of revenue generation. Design and implement a realistic plan to accomplish organizational revenue targets. Position the organization for growth and prepare a diversified pipeline which offers a viable and sustainable long-term funding horizon. Build and maintain strong partnerships with all Pact departments and country offices. Business Operations: Develop effective policies and efficient procedures around resource development efforts. This includes assessing and evaluating current systems and - if needed - upgrading these systems to accommodate a growing range of donors. Cultivate, network and manage key relationships with donors in the US and abroad, gathering intelligence on upcoming funding opportunities. Cultivate, solicit, and steward support from corporate partners, family foundations, foundations, and high- net worth individuals to meet annual fundraising goals. Articulate Pact's value proposition and programs, researching and listening to corporate/ foundation needs and aligning programs to their interests, preparing grant proposals, and engaging corporate/ foundation staff and corporate/ foundation board members to cultivate and solicit support for Pact. Lead Pact's individual fundraising strategy and efforts. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree; Demonstrated success in raising significant funds from various funding sources including, but not limited to: USAID, DFID, other US government agencies, other bilateral donors, multilateral donors, high-net worth individuals, corporations and foundations. Passion to expand Pact's nascent corporate and foundation donors and diversifying and growing Pact's private funding. Commitment to social justice, global development and Pact's mission and values. Proven ability to translate strategy into tactical implementation in the area of resource development. Knowledge of resource development tactics and strategies as well as direct experience executing within a global organization, preferably with the complexity of a multi-site and/or multi- functional structure. Skilled at working in a fast-paced environment. Evidence of successfully meeting ambitious targets. History of working effectively with senior leadership and Board members when required. Preferred Qualifications: 20 years of experience in progressively responsible business development leadership positions, or other relevant experience. Master's Degree. Demonstrated experience in building out a resource development division and/or implementation of a diversification strategy. Working knowledge of one or more of Pact's programmatic areas. Demonstrated familiarity with non-profit international development landscape. Experience in more than one country. Experience building, partnering and maintaining excellent relationships with a variety of donor organizations, corporations, foundations, etc. Curiosity, drive humility, passion and purpose. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0130. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *SECTOR MANAGER, ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL AND INTEGRITY WASHINGTON, DC
The World Bank has posted an opening for a Sector Manager, Environment, Social and Integrity. The Sector Manager is accountable for performing the responsibilities, modeling the behaviors and maintaining the technical competencies in his or her capacity as a member of the MIGA extended leadership team. REQUIRES: Advanced degree in environmental or social science or a relevant discipline, plus 15 years of directly relevant experience, or a PhD in a relevant discipline plus 12 years of relevant experience. Sound knowledge of, and strong support for, the letter and the spirit of MIGA's Policy on Environmental and Social Sustainability, MIGA's Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability and on the environmental and social aspects of IFC's and MIGA's AIP. Knowledge of MIGA and IFC's integrity policies and practices would be a plus. TO APPLY: Please visit www.worldbank.org. Closing date: 1/15/15. Vacancy no: 141430.
****************************** *LINKING SMALL FIRMS TO VALUE CHAINS AGENDA AND LINKING SMALL FARMERS TO AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAINS AGENDA CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks a Consultant. The objective of this consultancy is to provide support in all activities that are project-related, including communications and general activities, to the operations under the Value Chain Topic, primarily "Linking Small Firms to Value Chains" (LSFVC) Agenda and "Linking Small Producers to High Value Agricultural Markets (HVAM)" Agenda within the Access to Markets and Skills Unit. REQUIRES: Master's degree or equivalent, minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in the functioning of Multilateral Development Organizations, or the equivalent combination of educations and experience. Must be fluent in Spanish and English with excellent verbal and written communications skills in both languages. Previous experience in MIF or linking small firms to value chains projects in Latin America will be particularly valued. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs. Vacancy no: 1400007991
****************************** 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.
*CHIEF, TRADE LOGISTICS BRANCH GENEVA
A Chief, Trade Logistics Branch (D-1) is sought in Geneva. The incumbent plans and implements the substantive work programme of the Trade Logistics Branch under his/her supervision. Oversees the management of activities in the area of trade logistics undertaken by the Branch, ensures that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion and coordinates work on trade logistics both within the Division and UNCTAD, and with other organizations of the United Nations System, as appropriate. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Economics or related area. A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in the area of trade logistics or related field. Experience in programme and project planning and implementation including the execution of major multilateral technical cooperation projects is required. Closing date: 2/3/15. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-UNCTAD-37775-R- GENEVA (R)
*CHIEF, DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY AND POLICY ANALYSIS UNIT NEW YORK
A Chief, Development Strategy and Policy Analysis Unit (D-1) is sought in New York. The incumbent is responsible for planning, organizing and supervising all the activities of the Unit, managing its human and financial resources, and assisting the Director in coordinating and implementing the Department's activities on development policy and social and economic information. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics or related area. A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in high-level development research and practice, including experience in directing research on development issues and/or in managing development programmes is required. Experience with applying advanced quantitative economic analysis and extensive practical experience with formulating and implementing development policies are required. Closing date: 2/2/15. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-DESA-38685-R-NEW YORK(G)
*PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER GENEVA
A Programme Management Officer (P-3) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/ projects; monitor and analyze programme/ project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues and propose corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and track follow- up actions. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in economics with a specialization in economics, environment and development. At minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in capacity building in the environment sector, out of which at least two years should be in the developing countries or at the international level is required. Closing date: 2/1/15. Vacancy no: 14-PGM-UNEP-38463-R-GENEVA (X)
****************************** *EXECUTIVE OFFICER BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization seeks an Executive Officer (A-4) in Brussels. The Divisional Executive Officer is primarily responsible for supporting the ASG in ensuring the effective and efficient management of the Division. He/she at the direction of the ASG will maintain communication and coordination with the Private Office (PO). He/she is also responsible for the coordination of PO taskings with the EM Deputy Assistant Secretaries Generals (DASGs) and their Directorates. REQUIRES: possess a university degree from an institute of recognized standing; have at least 7 years' relevant experience in progressively responsible positions with a focus on a broad range of management policy development and implementation; have substantial experience as a manager; possess the following minimum levels of NATO's official languages (English/ French): V ("Advanced") in one; I ("Beginner") in the other; have programme and project management expertise in public/ private sector environments; have in-depth experience managing in the complex NATO operating environment. Please apply online at http://www.nato.int/wcm-asp/recruit-wide.asp. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No. Closing date: 1/9/15. Vacancy no: 140397.
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