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International Development and Assistance

Issue Dated November 28, 2014


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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WASHINGTON, D.C.
International Lifeline Fund is seeking an Executive Director. Background and Mission: The International Lifeline Fund ("Lifeline") is an innovative humanitarian development organization that seeks to spark catalytic change throughout the sector by implementing low-cost and highly replicable interventions that can profoundly improve the quality of human life. To achieve this mission, Lifeline is addressing the two conditions most responsible for the plight of impoverished and vulnerable individuals throughout the developing world by providing them with access to clean water and clean, fuel-saving cook-stoves. Vision: Lifeline's vision is a world in which no one is forced to drink contaminated water, cook their food on an open fire or otherwise to live without the lifelines people must have to lift themselves out of extreme poverty. Philosophy: Lifeline has a bottom-up philosophy to development, encourages its staff to be entrepreneurial and proactive in their approach to finding solutions, uses market-based solutions, and has a flexible, low-cost approach to operations. Lifeline 5-year vision: Lifeline is now at an inflection point. After creating impact in the energy and water sectors for over 10 years and in 4 different countries, the organization is ready to embark on the next stage of growth and scale, with the 5 year strategic objective of providing over 500,000 households (2.75 million beneficiaries) with improved cook stoves and more than 40,000 households (250,000 beneficiaries) with clean water. Overall, Lifeline aims to create market based and humanitarian solutions, invest in human-centered design, R&D for base-of-the-pyramid technology and services, public- private partnerships and deep community relations and development of the entire value- chain. The ED will lead both the development and implementation of this exciting vision. In order to help accomplish this vision, ILF is entering into a partnership with Global Development Incubator (GDI) to help scale the impact and reach of the organization. Position Description: Lifeline seeks an Executive Director (ED) to succeed the Founder in that role and bring the skills and experiences required to expand Lifeline's programs, increase its profile, grow its funding base and bring the organization to the "next level," building on the solid foundation that is presently in place. The ED will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Lifeline's staff, programs, growth and execution of its mission in accordance with the vision and direction of Lifeline's Founder and Board Members. Key Responsibilities: The Executive Director performs duties which include but are not limited to: Strategy, Leadership & Management: Lead the development of a strategic plan to achieve the long-term vision for growth and development at Lifeline. Develop, maintain and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each of its committees, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing and new operations. Work with the Deputy Director to ensure programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration. Oversee planning, implementation and evaluation of Lifeline's programs and services, with advice and support from the Founder and Deputy Director. Lead, coach, develop, and retain Lifeline's high-performance senior management team. Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the Founder, Board, funders, and other constituents. Represent Lifeline at international conferences and other events to enhance the organization's profile in the humanitarian and development communities. Provide oversight and appropriate guidance regarding communications activities - from web presence to external relations - with the goal of strengthening the Lifeline brand to the greatest possible extent. Fundraising & Finance: Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion. Utilize existing relationships and cultivate new ones to diversify and expand Lifeline's donor base. Hold bottom line oversight for all budget and financial activity. Work closely with the Board and Deputy Director to secure adequate funding for Lifeline's operations. Oversee the development of fund raising plans and review/ oversee funding proposals to increase Lifeline's financial security. Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on revenues and expenditures. Ensure that Lifeline complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments. Planning & New Business: Complete a strategic business planning process for program expansion with advice and support from the Board and Deputy Director. Work with members of the Board and Deputy Director to build new partnerships in new markets and establish relationships with funders. Publish and communicate program results with an emphasis on the successes of Lifeline's programs as a model for regional and national replication. Partner closely with the GDI Social Enterprise Accelerator team and its affiliated advisors and services providers as thought and implementation partners across all key areas of business and product planning, fundraising, financial management, communications and team support. Operations: Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery. Oversee the implementation of human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job descriptions for all staff. Recruit, interview and select staff that have the technical and personal abilities required to help further Lifeline's mission. Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance on an on-going basis and conducting annual performance reviews. QUALIFICATIONS/ SKILLS: An ideal Executive Director will possess the following: Demonstrated ability to create and grow entrepreneurial groups and initiatives in the public or private sector. Minimum of 5-7 years of progressive senior management experience. Experience in the development sector is valued. Specific experience in WASH and or clean cook stoves is valued, but not required. Experience with scaling up of initiatives at the regional, national and/or international levels is valued. Strong background in development and securing of significant funding relationships across a variety of areas including foundations, individuals and cross-sector partnerships. Strong written and verbal communication skills; an articulate and persuasive communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills. Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people. Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven and self- directed. Ability to travel to field offices for visits as required or need arises. Advanced university degree in a related field. The Executive Director should demonstrate competence in each of the following areas: Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Ethics: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization. Communication: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. Professional judgment: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization. Organization: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities. Strategic visioning: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results. Problem solving: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem. Strategy: Assesses options and actions based on trends and conditions in the environment, and the vision and values of the organization. TO APPLY: Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, to Dan Wolf at http://commongoodcareers.force.com/careers/ts2__Register?jobId=a0KG000000boPLk&tSource=http:/ /commongoodcareers.force.com/careers/ts2__Register?jobId=a0KG000000boPLk&tSource=. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. ILF offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills. ILF is an equal opportunity employer. About Commongood Careers: International Lifeline Fund has partnered with Commongood Careers to conduct the search for an Executive Director. Commongood Careers is a mission-driven search firm that supports the hiring needs of high-impact nonprofits. With an approach that leverages robust talent networks, recruitment and search management expertise, and a deep understanding of our ILFs' missions and cultures, we help organizations secure the talent they need to create greater social impact. Since our founding in 2005, Commongood Careers has led more than 700 searches at 275 organizations in 33 states, making us one of the most experienced and dedicated nonprofit search firms in the country. Learn more about nonprofit job opportunities at Commongood Careers.
****************************** 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 funds 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 requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 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 years 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. In addition to the standard qualifications required of a Budget Analyst, the following qualifications, skills, and background are required or desirable for this position: Expertise in the use of Microsoft Excel and the ability to work with large and complex workbooks and pivot tables (required). 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). Experience in the use of Microsoft Excel (required). Willingness to learn on the job and to seek opportunities for professional growth (required). 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 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, or disability status.
****************************** ADVISOR FOR THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF ECOLOGICALLY ORIENTED, "GREEN" BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DNIPROPETROVSK, UKRAINE
As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. For our operations in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, we are looking for an Advisor for the further development of ecologically oriented/ "green" business development services (JOB-ID 20357). Field of activity: The objective of the "Green Economy Programme" is to enable state institutions, SMEs and business associations to use improved know-how and new instruments for ecologically sound economic development. The partner at the policy level is the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. Working at three levels of intervention, the programme combines policy advice, facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes and measures at the national level to improve the conditions for doing business in the context of a "Green Economy", with important demonstration and pilot measures at the local level and in companies. It builds on the partner's own reform efforts, which are intended to modernize the economy in an ecologically appropriate manner, to increase energy and resource efficiency as a means of lowering the dependency on energy imports, and to strengthen the public-private dialogue. The programme involves three fields of activity: A) Strategies for ecologically oriented economic development, B) Regional platform for ecologically oriented economic activities, and C) Further development of green business development services. Your tasks: You will hold primary responsibility for the work done in field of activity C) Further development of green business development services. Your core tasks will consist mainly of the further development and expansion of ecologically oriented corporate services at a number of service providers. This will increase the volume of the providers' business as well as their competitiveness. Field of activity C) involves the following advisory tasks: Provision of advice to the regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), as well as to selected business associations and private service providers in the Dnipropetrovsk region, on expanding and improving the quality of their services for environmentally oriented, and energy- and resource-efficient services, and on positioning themselves sustainably in the market. Provision of advice to the above-mentioned service providers on making the best use of individual and organizational skills development and capacity building measures, relevant to their respective profiles as service providers. The main focus will be on the expansion and improvement in quality of their consulting services for energy- and resource-efficiency, and on ensuring a proportionally higher participation of women in the measures. Cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the business associations and the private service providers in establishing demonstration and pilot measures at the company level, and in monitoring and evaluating processes and results. Introduction and further development of the capacity development strategy to build up capacities at the organizational and process levels, and for individual skills development. Implementation and further development of the cooperation agreement with the regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Preparation of experiences and knowledge management for feedback into operations in the areas of activity A) and B), and the creation of synergies between all the areas of activity. Conducting exchanges of information with the programme office in Kiev. Development and expansion of contacts, and management of networks with other organizations and chambers, especially in places where advisors are deployed with a focus on sustainable economic development (Ukrainian CCI, CCI Kiev, partnership project with Leipzig CCI, sequa in Lviv). QUALIFICATIONS: We are looking for a professional consultant who possesses the following knowledge and experience: At least eight years of international experience as a consultant/ advisor, in the private sector, business associations, with a business service provider or in development cooperation in the field of sustainable economic development and Green Economy. Main focus of professional experience in business promotion, specializing in environmental, energy and resource-efficiency advice, and on innovative environmental technologies. Knowledge and experience of the development of ecologically oriented business services, preferably in international projects. Fluent English and either Ukrainian or Russian are necessary; knowledge of German is an advantage. Other requirements for the position: Excellent communication skills, and an assured and charming manner; Reliable and conscientious approach to work; Excellent project, organizational and time management skills; Good analytical skills; Intercultural competences and a participative style of work. Assignment period: March 2015 - February 2017. Information on place of assignment: Dnipropetrovsk, based in the regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry. What we offer you: With an international remit and a multicultural working atmosphere, we are successful because we share knowledge across disciplinary frontiers. Your professional and personal development is important to us. Whether it is the multi-facetted day-to-day challenges in one of our partner countries or the considerable scope for applying creativity in your work - there are plenty of good reasons to join our motivated team. Other information: Dnipropetrovsk is an industrial location with excellent infrastructure; Medical care and the security situation are good; Regular trips to Kiev will be necessary; After the first year of assignment in the country, a move is planned to western Ukraine; the advisory work will remain the same. TO APPLY: Your application: Please note that we basically can only receive and process applications sent via our e-recruiting system. Should you not be able to do so, please contact the person named in the job advertisement. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to apply until 10th December 2014 on our website. www.giz.de/en/html/jobs.html, GIZ job opportunities, JOB-ID 20357. Direktlink (to copy in your browser): http://www.giz.de/de/jobs/3109.html?JobMarketParams=ac=jobad%26language=1%26id=20357. We welcome job applications from people with disabilities. GIZ - dedicated to development (www.giz.de/jobs).
****************************** SURINAME COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE SURINAME
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Suriname Country Representative at our field office in Paramaribo, Suriname. Accomplishes WWF's conservation agenda in Suriname with an emphasis on large- scale transformational results. Provides vision and leadership for the WWF's program in Suriname and effective high-level representation of WWF with key audiences to build strength and support for the program. Ensures Country Office is locally embedded and relevant to the national conservation and development agenda. Directs, manages and takes responsibility for all activities to ensure that the conservation, communication, financial and fundraising activities of the Country Office add up to a unified effort to build a strong civil society organization. Ensures that all operating rules and systems are adequate and that the WWF Suriname & Guyana's legal and reporting requirements are met and are in line with WWF's policies, procedures and standards. Job REQUIREMENTS: 1. Leads the development and implementation of a conservation agenda in Suriname focused principally on the protection of the Amazon Biome to achieve ambitious, large scale results by 2020. Key strategies involve the mining sector (artisanal and industrial), protected areas, payment for ecosystem services and limited marine work. 2. Represents WWF externally at the highest levels to key stakeholders and decision makers in Suriname. Positions WWF as a well-respected and trusted voice on conservation and development with local roots and a global reach. Includes project development and partnership with key bilateral and multi-lateral aid agencies. 3. Strengthens the Suriname Country Office, including the conservation, fundraising, finance and administration, communications and human resource functions. Special emphasis on in-country fundraising and development of an external Advisory Board. 4. Manages and co-ordinates the smooth running of technical advisory groups, ecoregional teams and other groupings (e.g., multi-country/ subregional teams) which may be deemed necessary to provide advice and support to the WWF Country Office in Suriname. 5. Provides line management through a peer supervision model of WWF's Office in Guyana. 6. Ensures that the WWF-US Board and, as appropriate, WWF- International Board approved policies, procedures and standards for operational, financial, personnel and administrative systems and outputs are implemented in the Suriname Country Office. 7. Ensures that the Suriname Country Office co-operates with financial, operational and programmatic audits and follows up in a timely manner on audit recommendations. QUALIFICATIONS: At least 10 years of relevant experience including at least 5 years managing projects, teams, initiatives. Gets things done. Able to see big picture and drive for results. Builds relationships - personal touch. Sophisticated and wise in working with array of partners and individuals ranging from external partners to individual staff. Professional maturity; wise in responding to difficult and challenging circumstances and recommending the right course of action. Grace under pressure and ability to navigate ambiguity and shifting situations. Energetic and passionate about conservation. Knowledge that crosses field programs, policy and markets. Able to navigate complex issues and organizational complexity; execute high quality work in a timely way without drama. Able to delegate to other parts of the organization and hold them accountable for delivery. This is essential to meeting the CEO's commitment for this position to be managed with a reasonable workload and work-life balance. Excellent written and verbal skills in Dutch and English. Portuguese highly desirable. TO APPLY: Please visit our Careers Page, job#15044, to submit an online application including resume and cover letter. Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone. As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and veteran or disability status. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/6qf29j2.
****************************** BUDGET AND GRANTS MANAGER NEW YORK
The International Center for Transitional Justice is seeking a Budget and Grants Manager who is a core member of the Finance Department, with primary responsibility for overseeing ICTJ's budget process including preparation and working with the Controller on the mid-year budget review and on-going analysis. The Budget and Grants Manager is also responsible for allocating, tracking, and reporting on donor funds. Specifically for managing the administrative details of ICTJ's grants, managing the donor database, tracking the progress of current grants, working with program staff in preparing reports and budgets, and providing final financial reporting to properly close grants. The Budget and Grants Manager will work closely with the Development department regarding grant proposals/budgets and financial reporting. The Budget and Grants Manager supervises 2 Regional and Finance Grants Officers and a Development Assistant (1/3 of their time in regards to ICTJ's donor database - Raiser's Edge). Major Duties and Responsibility: Budget Preparation and Administration: Oversees all government and foundation grants and contracts in conjunction with the Development Department; Working closely with the CFAO, Controller and senior management, prepares annual budget calendar, and budget worksheets (including the preparation of all base salary, benefit and OTPS historical and current budget information); Working closely with the Development Department on the annual revenue projections (provides known grant contract/ agreement status reports); Produces annual fiscal year budget binder for each division/ department, senior management, Finance Committee and Board of Directors; Uploads/ inputs new budget information into ICTJ's financial and budget software system (MIP); Prepares and distributes ICTJ's mid-year budget analysis worksheets to all departments and country offices. Prepares ICTJ's mid-year review report, processes approved mid-year revisions and ensures that senior staff and project directors are kept informed of budget changes; Assists the Controller in the preparation of the monthly departmental expenditure analysis to determine where budgets are over and/or underspent. Assists the Controller with the coordination of quarterly meetings with all department directors, head of country offices, senior management and CFAO to review analysis and program changes impacting the budget; Updates or creates internal budget documents as necessary, prepares budget modification forms as needed, inputs changes into MIP, and communicates all changes to relevant staff. Working closely with program staff, prepares budget modification forms and no costs extension requests as needed; Working with the CFAO, assists in the preparation of quarterly budget status reports for senior management and the Finance Committee and Board of Directors. Reviews monthly budget variance reports and general ledger reports to insure that items are being charged to the correct program. Prepares correcting journal entries as required. Assists the Controller in determining appropriate allocation methodology for those items requiring allocation among different sources. Ensures that allocations are made correctly and reviews methodologies with program and administrative staff; Reviews personnel requests and personnel action forms to ensure there are adequate resources available to fill positions; Maintains ongoing communication with program staff regarding needs and budget status; and Train staff on budget policies and procedures; Prepare additional budget analyses as needed and other duties as may be required by the CFAO. Grant Administration: Ensure internal compliance with donors' grant conditions; Maintain a calendar of grant financial reports and audit report deadlines. Analyze cash flow and prepare spending projections for grants as needed. Maintain a calendar of pledges, payments and outstanding receivables. Facilitate kickoff meetings for new grants with program staff, Finance, and Development to ensure that there is agreement on planned expenditures of grants, knowledge of contract requirements and an appropriate coding structure in place. Working with Development staff, prepares or reviews budgets and budget narratives for submission in responses to requests for government and foundation proposals (RFPs). Support HQ program staff and field offices in reconciling HQ accounting records with donor financial reports. Work with program staff on preparation of donor financial reports for restricted grants. Prepares government and foundation interim and final financial reports (restricted and unrestricted). Prepare allocation for HQ salary/ fringe and international staff payments based on grant agreements/ budgets. Ensure grant expenses are applied to the appropriate general ledger fund, including necessary re-classing. Support Finance in preparation of annual organizational audit. Assist the Controller with the grant-specific audits. Liaise with program staff to update global institutional budget for the current fiscal year, reflecting staff time and overhead allocation across all grants. Prepare additional grant analyses as needed. Train staff on grant policies and procedures. Perform grant reconciliations and adjustments in MIP. Donor Database Management/ Administration: Ensure consistent entry of data into the Raiser's Edge (RE) database and maintain data integrity by using regular system checks. Maintain Access database for grant-tracking and report generation. Update as needed a policies and procedures manual for ICTJ use of RE. Update fields within RE based on organizational needs and programmatic directions. Position REQUIREMENTS: Education: Bachelor's Degree in administration, finance, accounting or related field. Master's degree preferred. Experience: Minimum 3-5 years progressively responsible work experience, preferably in budget analysis experience and grants administration. Related Skills or Knowledge: Incumbent should possess strong communication skills (verbal and written). Knowledge of advanced excel and analysis (including pivot tables) is required; Raiser's Edge and/or experience with relational databases (such as Microsoft Access) is preferred. Experience with complex budgets strongly preferred. Attention to detail is essential. Work Environment & Physical Demand: Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. TO APPLY: Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@ictj.org include job code B&G MGR in the subject line. Position open until filled.
****************************** DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND METRICS 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 Technical and Program Strengthening Department (TAPS) coordinates, manages and increases visibility and funding for Pathfinder International programs. TAPS provides support to determine the strategic direction of Pathfinder programs and to ensure the alignment of programmatic and technical realities in the field with organizational strategies. The Department also ensures Pathfinder's management systems are in place and effectively utilized to facilitate and strengthen the management of projects and programs in the field. TAPS also provides strategic leadership of all technical aspects of Pathfinder International's programs. In close collaboration with Pathfinder's field and Headquarters staff, TAPS conceptualizes and plans program development activities and builds on country and international best practices. Three technical and program units comprise the Department: Program Systems Unit (PSU), Technical Services Unit (TSU), and Research and Metrics Unit (RMU). Position Purpose: The Director of Research and Metrics is responsible for developing Pathfinder's organizational strategy and framework for metrics and evaluation, as well as related policies, guidelines and standard procedures. S/he leads the RMU team to develop and implement a plan of work to provide technical leadership to Pathfinder technical and programs staff at Headquarters and in the field. Key Responsibilities: Leads team of research and evaluation advisors to develop effective M&E plans, design and implement M&E systems, provide quality assurance for M&E activities, and contribute M&E plans for project proposals. Develops Pathfinder's evaluation strategy and related policies, guidelines and standard procedures for monitoring and evaluating projects. Develops M&E training and other M&E resources and tools for Pathfinder staff at headquarters and in the field. Oversees and collaborates on the development of evaluations to assess the progress, effectiveness and impact of Pathfinder International's activities and programs. Provides leadership to develop organization-wide indicators and collaborates with other Pathfinder staff to develop a database and system to monitor project performance and progress. Oversees the compilation, analysis and reporting of Pathfinder-wide programmatic data annually for use by Senior Management and in programmatic reports. Identifies programmatic success, challenges and lessons learned and ensures appropriate flow of information to the organization's leadership. Manages RMU in collaboration with country and project offices on the design, implementation, analysis and dissemination of evaluation and operations research. Provides technical assistance and training in monitoring and evaluation to Pathfinder staff in the headquarters and field offices. Oversees Pathfinder internal project evaluations. Works with communications and technical staff to disseminate information and data on Pathfinder project and programs. Represents Pathfinder International in professional circles through attendance and presentations at meetings and conferences. Leads the RMU team's work planning and reviews Unit progress. Participates in department management team, Expanded Leadership Team, and other Pathfinder mechanisms for managing organizational processes. Other duties as assigned by her/his supervisor. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Advanced degree in demography, epidemiology, public health or other discipline relevant to international reproductive health. PhD preferred. Demonstrated technical expertise in such areas as program evaluation and operations research, including knowledge of statistical analysis and research design. Knowledgeable in the areas of sexual and reproductive health. Excellent written and oral communication skills. At least 15 years' experience and research accomplishments as demonstrated by publications or equivalent scientific contribution. Excellent management skills and a team player. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Willing to travel internationally up to 30% of time. Excellent computer skills, knowledge of STATA, SPSS, EpiInfo, or comparable data analysis programs. Experience living and working in a developing country. Preferred Qualifications: Professional-level fluency in French. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/. Expiration: 12/19/14. 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.
****************************** ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, INTERNAL AUDIT WATERTOWN, MA
Pathfinder International is seeking an Associate Director, Internal Audit. 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 Finance Department works in partnership with other Pathfinder International departments to develop budgets, implement and manage financial control measures, establish policies and procedures, and ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, and governmental and nongovernmental grant requirements. Position Purpose: Working with all stakeholders, the Associate Director, Internal Audit will identify risks that hinder the achievement of Pathfinder's objectives. He/she will assess the adequacy and recommends appropriate internal control systems to reduce associated risks. He/she is responsible for developing the annual internal audit work plan and for leading the implementation of the assigned work (audits, financial management reviews or special projects), while maintaining the currency of the information in the audit system, assuring standard quality of audits performed, participating in audits, and maintaining organizational and member relationships. Key Responsibilities: Lead the implementation of audits that cover Pathfinder's field offices. Coordinate the identification and selection of external audit firms that will support the implementation of the annual plan. Schedule, plan and coordinate the review process with internal and external teams. Review and disseminate audit reports. Update and report on the status of the implementation of internal audit recommendations on a regular basis. Lead internal audits, and coordinate external audits. Supervise and oversee the work of Pathfinder's field auditors. Assist with ensuring financial records and backup documentation are ready for internal and external audits. Evaluates and provides reasonable assurance that risk management, control and governance systems are functioning as intended. Develop audit tools and techniques as needed. Provides recommendations for improving operations, in terms of efficiency and effectiveness. Serve as quality control for all internal audits undertaken by the internal audit team. Lead/ conduct special investigations and analytical projects. Develop and maintain Pathfinder's program for monitoring and oversight of sub-recipients. Develop a list of best practices for implementing and improving internal controls. In cooperation with other Finance & Administration staff and Pathfinder's independent public accounting firm, proposes, plans and executes audit procedures to be performed during the annual financial/A-133 audit as a means of containing external audit expense. Reports risk management issues and internal controls deficiencies identified directly to management in a timely and effective manner. Identifies risks and any contract noncompliance issues. Assist with the safeguarding of Pathfinder's assets and reputation for ethical conduct and fiscal transparency. Any other special projects as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in Accounting required; CPA or advanced certification preferred. Seven years auditing experience; Public, nonprofit, or federal auditing experience preferred. Excellent computer/ software skills and experience in Microsoft Office applications, in particular Word, Excel, and accounting software packages, with proven ability to learn new systems. Knowledge of generally accepted auditing principles and procedures. Professional integrity, honesty, initiative, accountability and dependability. Ability to work effectively with diverse finance colleagues across a global organization. Experience in leading, supervising and coaching members of staff at HQ and in the field. Strong interpersonal and communication skills including experience in translating financial concepts to individuals at all levels, including finance and non-finance managers. Experience with government contracts, preferably with USAID, DFID, Gates, and other private donors. Excellent verbal and written communication skills (in English). Proven ability to improve processes, promote excellence and demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness. Solid analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills. Experience coordinating audit activities and analyzing accounting data reports. Ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt local practices to global standards. Strong attention to detail and proven ability to consistently perform tasks independently with a high degree of accuracy. Excellent organizational skills and the commitment and ability to assess priorities, excel in a fast-paced environment, work effectively under time pressure, manage a variety of activities and meet deadlines. Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Able to work with minimum supervision and under pressure. CIA certification or candidate agrees to obtain a CIA within two years of employment. Working knowledge of FAR and GAAP. Availability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree or higher in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other related field or CPA. Non-profit sector experience. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/. Expiration: 12/19/14. 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.
****************************** DEPUTY DIRECTOR-EVIDENCE FOR IMPLEMENTATION WASHINGTON, DC
PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives. PSI's core values are a belief in markets and market mechanisms to contribute to sustained improvements in the lives of the poor; results and a strong focus on measurement; speed and efficiency with a predisposition to action and an aversion to bureaucracy; decentralization and empowering our staff at the local level; and a long term commitment to the people we serve. PSI has programs in 67 countries. For more information, please visit www.psi.org. PSI seeks a leader of its recently formed Evidence for Implementation team. This team will be responsible for the global provision of technical guidance and leadership to regional TA for research and M&E and research teams operating across PSI platforms. She/he will provide leadership for the organization's efforts to strengthen its position as provider of evidenced based programs that improve the health of people across the developing world. They will articulate and implement a strategic vision for how PSI's network members produce information and use it to improve and monitor their programs. She/he will lead a small team that will work collaboratively with other health area departments providing technical guidance around research/M&E activities, and work closely with regional TAs to ensure that global best practice is enacted in our work and drives improvement in the programs of PSI network members. They will play a key role in developing a knowledge management and knowledge transfer strategy, ensuring that innovation and learning is mainstreamed across all network members. Preference is for the position to be based in Washington, DC. The position will likely entail 30-40% travel to PSI platforms globally. The position will report to the Director of Global Social Marketing and lead a team of two. RESPONSIBILITIES: The EFI unit leader will lead a team to: 1. Work collaboratively with stakeholders to strengthen and transform how our platforms/ programs produce and use MIS data for decision-making. A key role will be to coordinate across PSI's ongoing initiatives in this area, ensuring that there is appropriate alignment of aims and activities. 2. Work with colleagues in PSI's Global Social Marketing Department to expand the range of tools and approaches that are used to drive our market research activities, producing stronger and more actionable insights on consumers and markets. A key part of this will be to draw upon and apply successful approaches from the for profit sector, adapting these to meeting the needs of our programs. 3. Coordinate between the wide range of technical support for research/M&E activities, and regional TA for research/M&E, to ensure that regional TAs are equipped to provide up to date TA and support to their countries, that meet both their needs and wider organizational priorities. A key part of this will be to align and harmonize work plans across regional TAs, health area advisors, and others that have a stake in the data that is collected and used by our programs and by PSI more generally. 4. Strengthen knowledge management between regional TA and platforms for research and M&E. Work with regional TAs to identify field-developed approaches and innovations that promote and support better decision-making. Ensure that others across the organization are aware of and have access to these approaches. 5. Establish a coordinated approach to engagement with proposal development through fostering strong links between NBD, regional TAs and platform-based staff. Ensure that regional TAs and platform-based staff have the tools, guidance and skills they need to provide high quality input to proposals. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree (MA, MPH, MSc) in social science, population studies, sociology, anthropology, psychology, communication, or MBA with a focus on marketing research. At least 8 years of professional experience in providing technical support to multi-country teams for research and M&E, including field experience in developing countries. Experience of delivering research and M&E services for the purpose of supporting and guiding development projects. Experience of applying MIS/program data to the analysis of program performance and guiding program strategy. Experience developing learning materials and technical guidance for research/M&E activities. Excellent communicator. Excellent bridge builder and collaborator. Proven experience successfully building capacity in and mentoring M&E activities. Ability to develop partnerships with senior management, regional TAs and platform based teams. Familiarity with donor-funded international development projects. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Willingness to spend a substantial amount of time travel to work with country based teams. Fluency in English (French and/or Spanish also an advantage). STATUS: Exempt; Level 5. TO APPLY: Please apply online at www.psi.org. PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/9kwvthf.
****************************** COMMODITIES AND SUPPLY CHAIN ADVISOR (FOREIGN SERVICE LIMITED POSITION) 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 Commodities and Supply Chain Advisor (Foreign Service Limited Position); Maternal and Child Health Division, Office of Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Health United States Agency for International Development (GH/HIDN/MCH/USAID). Pay grade: FS2 ($101,283 - $148,737); Duration of Assignment: Up to Five years from date of hire under a Foreign Service Limited Appointment. INTRODUCTION: The incumbent serves as a Commodities and Supply Chain Advisor in the Maternal and Child Health Division, Office of Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Health (GH/HIDN/MCH). USAID's Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Division focuses on the scale-up of proven evidence- based interventions to prevent maternal and newborn deaths, reach every child with immunization services, prevent and treat pneumonia and diarrhea, and mitigate key environmental drivers of child illness. Key cross-cutting interventions include those focused on MCH commodities (including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, and equipment), behavior change, and various dimensions of strengthening health systems (e.g. development of human resources, quality improvement, etc.). These activities contribute to the Agency's topline goal for health: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD). The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Commodities and Supply Chain Advisor provides critical support in ensuring large-scale delivery of critical MCH commodities, a new programmatic focus areas for the Agency's MCH programs. At the policy level, removing bottlenecks to the effective and equitable delivery of high-quality MCH commodities will continue to be a key part of USAID's topline goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths (EPCMD). Given the high profile and critical public health gap, the Agency requires the sustained services and specialized expertise of a public health professional focused on market shaping, quality improvement, and demand creation for key maternal, neonatal, and child health drugs and commodities to support overall maternal and child mortality reduction objectives. The Advisor will provide policy guidance, strategy development, program design, project implementation and monitoring, and technical support to USAID (at headquarters and in the field), counterparts in other agencies, Ministries of Health, and USAID cooperating agencies. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Program/ Project Development and/or Management Work 25%: Plans, develops, and implements program development activities to address bottlenecks to key MCH commodities and related supply chain issues. Activities include reviewing literature for new developments, promoting best practices, policies and emerging issues in commodities delivery; sharing these developments with colleagues; and formulating appropriate recommendations and responses. Conducts in-country analyses of maternal and child health commodity supply chains, publishing the results as appropriate, and manages innovative advocacy and research activities that strive to improve maternal and child health by increasing access to health commodities. Leads monitoring and tracking of USAID support for MCH commodity delivery and results obtained. Writes internal USAID recommendations and policy guidance on opportunities to address MCH commodities bottlenecks. Provides technical input to the design, development, and implementation of commodities projects and assists Missions and country governments with carrying out analyses and feasibility studies. Directs and participates in review of proposed projects and programs, and advises senior Bureau management on including MCH commodity access components in project design as well as key issues and constraints to program development. Provides expert guidance to USAID Bureaus and Missions on policy and program implementation focused on market shaping, quality improvement, and demand creation for key maternal, neonatal, and child health drugs and commodities. Provides programmatic backstopping and management on MCH commodities projects, consulting with technical experts in other sectors. Builds partnerships with diverse stakeholders, including donors, local and international non- governmental organizations (NGOs), scientists and researchers. Facilitates exchanges between countries in order to share experiences, materials and capabilities, including best practices and lessons learned in MCH commodities delivery. Agency-Wide Technical Resource 25%: As an advisor and technical leader on complex policy and program issues, develops policies, strategies, and plans for maternal and child health commodities programs. Provides support to Missions by participating as a senior technical expert in country health teams, reviewing mission strategies and annual performance reports, and assessing technical and programmatic support needs for MCH commodity delivery, making clear recommendations on programmatic and strategic adjustments. Advises USAID Missions and host-country governments on new developments and the most effective approaches to addressing MCH commodities bottlenecks in a region or country, and articulates the benefits of interventions, from high-level government and opinion leaders to technical audiences and community groups. Provides technical advice, guidance, and support to Missions, PVOs/NGOs, and host countries on technical issues regarding the design, implementation, management, and evaluation of MCH commodities programs. Provides technical and managerial guidance for global research on MCH commodities, enabling division staff to align with global strategies. Coordinates incorporation of research findings into implementable interventions. Serves as an advisor and technical authority on Agency policy, program, and implementation planning. Works within USAID to enhance MCH linkages with other major commodities-related activities, including those in family planning, malaria, and HIV/AIDS. Coordinates the development of strategies, plans, program guidance, and dissemination of research results for Agency-wide application and incorporation into programs addressing bottlenecks to MCH commodities. Contributes to formulating Agency positions on research issues, for presentation to Congress, representatives of universities, foundations, task forces. Maintains knowledge of current literature and research to advise USAID in its legislative mandate to facilitate and coordinate USG activities. Serves as a primary technical expert on MCH commodities and USAID's role, officially representing the agency and liaising with other USG Agencies, donor organizations, multilateral banks, PVOs, U.S. universities, and professional organizations to coordinate their efforts with USAID programs, policies, and approaches in the sector. Attends technical meetings and workshops, and participate in relevant training events, sharing lessons learned with other members of the MCH Division. Centralized Project Management Activities 50%: Manages, evaluates, and provides expert technical assistance to centrally administered programs/ projects that address bottlenecks to MCH commodities. Provides technical expertise to centrally managed grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts to ensure that they are consistent with policy and implementation recommendations. Prepares concept papers and background analyses for new activities and drafts Project Identification documents, Project Papers, PIO/Ts, project evaluation summaries, and other project documentation. Makes recommendations on funding of applied research, tests of improved approaches, and dissemination of findings or methodologies to USAID-assisted countries and the development community. Prepares or coordinates preparation of reports, briefings, conferences, publications, training, and other means of promoting wide understanding of improved knowledge and methods. Manages MCH commodities programs, including the financial, reporting, and accountability processes. Directs MCH commodities activities that may include research that assists the Bureau in advancing the state-of-the- art and in improving approaches to addressing bottlenecks. Reviews basic concepts, hypotheses, and methodologies used in project research and analysis activities, and recommends appropriate changes. Prepares project documentation, such as implementation letters, contracts, evaluations, and other documentation related to project implementation. Coordinates with other Bureau staff, as necessary, to implement project actions, assuring that the views of technical specialists are reflected in the final product. Represents the Agency in technical negotiations. Performs other duties as assigned. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have: Advanced degree in public health, health science, or other relevant field required and at least 7 years of relevant work experience. Technical expertise and theoretical and practical knowledge of one or more of the follow areas: maternal, newborn, and child health, health commodities logistics and management, supply chain systems, health systems. Knowledge of maternal and child health policy and program issues, as well as supply chain management policy, programming, and technical issues and approaches. Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-site and multidisciplinary team-based organizational structure, including partners and other collaborators; experience with cross-cultural teams. Demonstrated technical leadership, policy experience, and problem solving skills working on and providing expert oversight of complex projects in a highly sensitive environment. High degree of judgment, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs. Strong interpersonal communication and excellent oral communication and writing skills. Demonstrates experience meeting deadlines and balancing audiences and priorities in a busy professional environment. 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, or disability status.
****************************** PROGRAM ANALYST - F/PPM 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 Program Analyst - F/PPM, United States Agency for International Development (USAID-DOS/F/PM), Office of Foreign Assistance Resources (F), Planning and Performance Management (PPM). GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Provides technical guidance and support to planning and budgeting teams; performs a variety of both complex and routine analytical and administrative duties. These duties range from complex analytical-type tasks such as collecting, compiling, analyzing data for various program documents, designing and maintaining spreadsheets in support of financial tracking systems, and editing public documents for publication to administrative-type tasks such as scheduling briefings and meetings and maintaining program files. The Program Analyst ranks tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines, and handles several tasks simultaneously. The individual requires a working knowledge of USAID and State Department policies, guidelines, practices, and procedures. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific Analytical/ Duties to Support F: Lead support for Operational Planning (OP) portfolio before, during, and after OP submission. F point of contact for USAID Intranet Modernization Initiative. Translate policy needs and changes into IT system requirements. Track, analyze, and present After-Action Review data and reports together with OP Team. Develop, and implement new Mission Objective management and tracking across F processes. Serve in strategic plan development working group, crafting and establishing guiding principles and mission statements for the division. Support project and task management by developing and maintaining project schedules and tracking status of tasks, to help ensure that schedules and deadlines are met. Review and organize files and reports, assist with the establishment of an improved knowledge management system within the office. Research, plan, analyze, and organize technical and/or statistical information and develops data for use in briefings, publications, and reports. Recommends statistical formats for reports, ensuring consistency with USAID standards. Draft program communications such as cables, memoranda, and letters that seek approval or request information relative to program matters. Collect and compile data for use in regular and ad hoc reporting on the status of programs from various sources such as cooperating agency reports, USAID reports and documents, and technical staff. Ensure that schedules and deadlines are met. Specific Team Support Duties: Manage all communication, both internal and external, on a variety of both complex issues and routine updates. Guides long-term requirements gathering, system development, and troubleshooting, including reaching out to the field for feedback and technical data crosswalking regarding the development of Next Generation foreign assistance budget software. Respond to data requests from Inspector General, Government Accountability Office, and other external partners, managing dissemination of sensitive information. Coordinate and manage strategy drafts, feedback binders, and final documents received from Missions, including posting on Diplopedia site and communicating with field and Washington offices. Draft and edit communications products, including department wide cables, memoranda, and presentations that communicate strategic and operational planning processes and guidance. Develop and edit training materials, including step- by-step walkthroughs, power point presentations, handouts, and webinars. Lead in- depth training, both in person and via web, and bureau- or office-specific sessions. Develop documentation for strategic planning and OP processes, including written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and process maps. Provide help desk support for F budget analysts, department bureaus, and overseas Missions in response to inquiries about the strategic planning and OP processes in a timely manner. Organize and maintain planning process files and documentation. Organize, schedule, and support meetings. Provide broad support to the members of the planning team to ensure the timely and accurate execution of F/PPM Planning Team responsibilities. Assist technical staff in the preparation of various program documents and correspondence such as project authorization documents, action memos, and waivers, ensuring that all documentation is complete and in compliance with USAID rules, regulations, and standards. Work with USAID staff on general management-related activities. Maintain/or provide assistance with administrative and financial tracking systems, and assists in the design and maintenance of spreadsheets and databases to support these systems. Provide various administrative support as required, including but not limited to, technical assistance with Office conversion to SharePoint, maintenance of website, and implementation of knowledge management protocols. Provide quality control review and copy editing of publication materials for content and style prior to release. Other duties as assigned. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The position requires a BA/BS and/or 5-6 years of professional office experience or a MA/MS and/or 3-4 years of professional office experience. Requires proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, Internet and e- mail applications. Experience in the use of data base applications is recommended. A Secret Security clearance is required. 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. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: None. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. 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 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, or disability status.
****************************** 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.
****************************** LIVELIHOODS DIRECTOR WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Livelihoods Director in Washington, DC. Department Overview: Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Advancement Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Feeding, integrating and replicating Pact's technical expertise across the organization; Setting standards for quality programming; Representing and marketing Pact's technical competencies externally; Supporting new business development and program design; Planning and overseeing the implementation of core competency capacity building investments in Pact's global program teams; Contributing to the organization's ability to think and act strategically at all times; Working collaboratively on cross-cutting technical issues. Position Purpose: Reporting in the short term to the Chief of Global Programs, EVP, the Livelihoods Director is responsible for providing leadership for Pact's global Livelihoods portfolio within an integrated development approach. The Livelihoods Director liaises with other international organizations on Livelihoods issues, represents the organization in relevant forums, keeps abreast of new developments in the sector and takes an active role in the management of Pact's knowledge and learning. S/he provides key input into existing and proposed Pact projects in Livelihoods related work and coordinates a global "community of practice" made up of professionals from within and outside Pact to help advance the state of Livelihoods at Pact. S/he an active member of the Program Advancement Team, which advises the head of Program Advancement on a range of issues as well as progresses Pact's technical expertise. Key Responsibilities: Provide Technical and strategic Leadership for Pact's work in Livelihoods including financial inclusion, village savings and loans, gender, digital finance, food security, household economic strengthening, and youth. Play a representational role for Pact in relevant fora and working with field offices to increase their representation in global, regional, and local events. Facilitate a dynamic community of practice of Pact staff worldwide that serves to ensure continuous learning across Pact. Continue to strengthen and revise Pact's strategy, standards and policies, focusing on quality and standards. Serve as behavioral role model for Pact. Drive department-wide initiatives and set strategic vision for department. Ability to mentor others and model successful management techniques and approaches. Coordinate efforts to identify and document Pact's best practices. Provide technical assistance to field offices so that they better understand and are better able to meet industry standards and expectations of donors and keep Pact's promise. Ensure proposals submitted by Pact involving Livelihoods work are technically sound and capitalize upon learning from other parts of Pact and the wider world. Support Country offices and during project start-up phase by helping to develop work plans, and solicitations; share tools and materials from other similar projects within and outside of Pact; recruit, orient and train new program staff; help the field offices to implement initial project activities. Provide, recommend, or arrange technical assistance upon request, drawing upon Pact's global resource base as well as external consultants. Work closely with other Technical Directors to ensure integration across sectors and core competencies. Travel 25-30% to support country programs and overall tasks directly. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Minimum education requirement: Master's degree in relevant discipline. At least 10 years of experience working on Livelihoods related projects in a variety of settings. At least 5 years of experience managing international development projects. Documented success in raising project funding. Experience in effective design of Livelihoods programs. Deep knowledge and understanding of major donor's policies, procedures, or regulations for program implementation. Established interpersonal and professional relationships with colleagues in Washington and across the industry within donor agencies, peer organizations and local organization. Demonstrated skills in team management and leadership. Demonstrated facilitation and program development skills. Ability to travel frequently, sometimes at short notice. Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and database skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in relevant discipline preferred. Proficiency in at least one other language. Publication of relevant journal articles, book chapters, or technical reports. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0144. 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.
****************************** INTERNATIONAL TALENT ACQUISITION OFFICER WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking an International Talent Acquisition Officer in Washington, DC. Pact Overview: At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact's promises are fulfilled in partnership with local communities. Our integrated approach to building the capacity of local organizations, developing good governance and cultivating markets is carried out by individuals who adapt our expertise to their own environments and challenges. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Pact envisions a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Pact Human Resources Department supports this mission by creating a work environment that celebrates diversity, fosters professional growth and development, ensures competitive compensation and benefits, and provides exceptional service to management and staff. The Department is dedicated to providing practical, consistent, and proactive support, direction and advice to management and employees in the area of HR procedure, policy, best practice, employment rewards, benefits, and legislation to facilitate achieving the objectives and targets of our organization. Our services include full life cycle recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, total rewards management, training and development and employee engagement. Position Purpose: The International Talent Acquisition Officer supports Pact's fast-paced, full life cycle recruitment team; supporting headquarters, field offices and new business recruitment. This position will partner with Pact's Business Development and core proposal team in designing and implementing international sourcing and recruiting campaigns to attract and acquire expatriates, third country nationals and consultants for short-term technical assistance. The position will serve as Pact's subject matter expert on recruitment and build an exemplary network of skilled professionals. The International Talent Acquisition Officer will identify, evaluate, and screen candidates who meet the required area of expertise and who will advance Pact's mission and values. As an integral part of the Human Resources team, this position will serve as a strategic partner in advancing and meeting the organizations talent needs, improve recruitment processes and systems and increase the presence and knowledge of pact as a preferred employer. Key Responsibilities: Strategic Partnering: Establish a strong rapport with hiring managers at headquarters and international field offices to understand their strategic staffing needs, priorities, constraints and fill vacancies in a timely manner; Participate in strategy sessions and apply knowledge gained to all aspects of the recruitment efforts and review solicitations and technical proposals for staffing needs, structure and donor requirements. Proactively build Pact's talent pipeline and network of potential candidates by identifying, screening, interviewing and assessing candidates for future business development goals; Develop and maintain an international network of recruiters, contacts and candidates via proactive use of social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.). Business Development: Proactively source, evaluate, identify slates of candidates for USN, CCN and TCN positions associated with proposals and ensure that all donor and organizational staffing requirements are successfully completed for each funding opportunity within established deadlines. Collaborate with business development, regional project stakeholders and technical experts to develop short and long-term strategic recruitment campaigns that meet proposal requirements. Obtain required proposal documentation from candidates such as verification, Biographical data form, references, letters of commitment; and appropriate versions of CVs ensuring that all documentation complies with donor specifications, is complete and accurate. Serve as point of contact for key personnel after proposal submission and until a funding decision has been determined by the donor. At time of award, transition the hiring process functions to the appropriate HR manager to ensure a successful onboarding process. Global Recruitment: Work with hiring managers to develop job descriptions in accordance with the staffing plan, recommend creative and alternative advertising venues and strategies, determine titles and salaries, ensuring compliance with budget. Represent Pact with professionalism, enthusiasm and energy to sell the organization to prospective candidates; attend career fairs, networking events and conferences to promote Pact and deepen the pool of potential candidates. Provide information on company operations and employment opportunities to potential applicants. Review online applications, evaluate qualifications of both internal and external candidates, conduct prescreen interviews to analyze candidate experience, fit, availability, interest level, salary requirements, and coordinate pre-employment tests as needed. Develop a short list and present qualified candidates to hiring managers in a timely manner; Guide hiring manager in identifying a balanced interview panel, designing an efficient and professional interview process, and preparing interviewers; Generate effective and appropriate advertising campaign for positions, posting in newspapers, list-serves, on-line, trade publications, networks, etc. including internationally focused sources. Recommend creative and alternative advertising venues and strategies. Track and report on the effectiveness of strategy; Maintain candidate files within the internal recruiting database. Manage communications between applicants, hiring managers and others keeping all parties apprised of the status of each search. Synthesize interview feedback, share results with hiring manager, and assist hiring manager with final decisions. Provide candidates feedback on interview results as appropriate. Conduct reference checks, background checks, negotiating offers with selected candidates, preparing offer letters/ employment agreements for signature, and working with HR to ensure submission/ upload of all documentation required. Ensure that finalist is accurately informed of allowance and benefit package. Team with all recruiters to increase presence and knowledge of Pact as a preferred employer, discuss networking, sourcing and recruitment activities and strategies. Partner with HR team to identify creative alternatives and improve HR systems; Recommend system improvements to current recruitment processes to ensure streamlined, cost effective, high quality services are provided to hiring managers. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree; plus a minimum of six years relevant recruitment experience, three of which must include international recruitment, strong business development and proposal experience preferred. Possess a solid understanding of how to source, screen and recruit in overseas markets. Critical thinker, able to identify issues and opportunities, provide solutions and reach consensus with multiple stakeholders. Demonstrated sensitivity and discretion when handling confidential information. Ability to travel domestically and internationally (up to 10%). Demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced, high volume environment. Demonstrated ability to develop positive working relationships with hiring managers. Demonstrated ability to be professional, calm, flexible, resilient, solution oriented, and creative. Cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge of and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds. Excellent oral and written communication and representational skills. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and databases including applicant tracking systems. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with USAID and/or NGO project and proposal recruitment. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0109. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** WASH COORDINATOR AMMAN, JORDAN
CARE is seeking for a WASH Coordinator who will be responsible for assessment, design and implementation of the water, sanitation and hygiene component of CARE's emergency response to be conducted primarily through local implementing partners. Expected Travel: up to 10%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. S/he will need to co-ordinate with other CARE team members, especially logistics, to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response. S/he will need to ensure response to immediate WASH issues with simultaneous consideration of longer term needs and possible scenarios. The WASH Coordinator may need to take a very active role in technical co-ordination, support and advocacy with national and local WASH clusters and other technical agencies relevant to the sector. Responsibilities and Tasks: Assessment; Program Design; Response Management and Implementation; Information and Co-ordination. QUALIFICATIONS (Know-How): 3-5 years humanitarian aid experience in the WASH sector applied in emergency response operations, including program development, project and budget management, and reporting. Experience developing winning proposals and budgets for WASH programs. Ability to prepare high quality donor reports for WASH programs. Environmental health engineering or relevant WASH specializations (level of academic training needed will vary according to situation, wide technical experience will be necessary). High level of awareness of environmental health issues as applied to emergency settings, with special attention to the needs of women and children. Demonstrated skills in capacity building. Strong English communication skills. Desirable Competencies: Hydrology, hydrogeology, water quality and testing (as needed). Construction - including supervision. Experience in remote programming and working with implementing partners. Knowledge of/experience in the Jordan/ Middle East context. Arabic language skills strongly desired. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=DF55301015CE0ED6 10D9A1002B959B12.NA10_primary_jvm?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2508. 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.
****************************** COMMUNICATIONS AND ENGLISH SKILLS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
The Asia Foundation is seeking a Communications and English Skills Development Officer in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Asia Foundation (TAF), with the support of USAID, is currently implementing a five year project titled Strengthening Education in Afghanistan (SEA-II). The project includes deliverables in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors and works closely with educational institutions and NGOs including the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University, the International School of Kabul, the National Science Center, and the Afghanistan Technical Vocational Institute - also referred to as Implementing Partners (IPs). Additionally, the project will expand to include activities that offer innovative approaches to improve literacy through the use of technology and explore public-private partnerships to increase employability for Afghan youth. Currently the majority of communication with donors - including reporting - is managed by international staff with significant input from Afghan national staff. As such, increasing the English language communication capacity of both TAF national staff and selected individuals from partner civil society organizations (CSOs) is a priority. With this in mind, the key objectives of this position are to: Provide oversight, coordination, and finalization of reports for donors; Increase written English language skills for selected project team members; Develop concept notes and proposals; Develop focused success stories for media outreach and public information activities; Organize and oversee English language training for selected partner CSOs. The Communications Officer (CO) will report to the Deputy Director of Education and will be matrix managed by the Director of Education. Experience & REQUIREMENTS: Three to five years of experience in English language teaching and professional writing; Experience in developing the capacity of Afghan staff in English - both oral and written; Prior Afghanistan experience is a plus and the ability to be based full-time in Afghanistan is essential; Knowledge of either Afghan national languages - Dari or Pashto - an asset. Demonstrated excellent analytical reporting and professional English communication skills; Demonstrated ability to develop English language curriculum that is context specific. Education: Communications degree (or similar) with specific skills in TESOL, TEFL and/or ESL. TO APPLY: Please submit your application directly by visiting our website at www.asiafoundation.org/about/employment/ and selecting "Regular Employment." The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V. No phone calls, please. Application Deadline: December 5, 2014. 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.
****************************** TECHNICAL TRAINING OFFICER AMMAN, JORDAN
ICARDA has posted an opening for a Technical Training Officer in Amman. Duties: Responsible for coordinating and reporting on donor restricted capacity development programs and for providing technical support to ICARDA's training activities. REQUIRES: Master's Degree with 5-10 years' experience in capacity development and/or project management, preferably donor's project management. Experience in project technical and financial reporting. Experience in computerized programs, documentation and reports. Experience in e-learning and distance learning, preferred. Proficiency in written and spoken English including writing reports and articles and presenting in clear language with an effective logical structure. Good communicator with ability to establish effective relationships. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in teams. Experience in working with minimum supervision. Ability to be effective under pressure and extra hours when needed. Experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point, Photoshop, Outlook) and other computer applications; databases, filing systems and general office equipment. Experience in working in an international, multi-cultural environment will be an advantage. TO APPLY: Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by 16 December 2014. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from women. Applications will be acknowledged, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
****************************** CHIEF OF PARTY MALI
IESC is seeking an experienced Chief of Party (COP) for a Financial Services Program in Mali. The anticipated USAID-funded activity will be a multi-year effort to promote access to finance and increase investment in Mali, with the ultimate objective to promote sustainable, private sector-led economic growth. Potential areas of focus could include loan guarantee mechanisms; agriculture finance; small and medium enterprise (SME) finance; and/or microfinance. This position is full-time and is based in Mali. TO APPLY: to this position, visit http://iesc.org/chief-of-party-mali.aspx.
****************************** CHANGING COURSE IN GLOBAL AGRICULTURE (CCGA) MODELER/ POLICY ANALYST KENYA
The Millennium Institute is seeking a CCGA Modeler/ Policy Analyst who will support the Government of Kenya to develop and support tools for effective agriculture, food security, and nutrition policies through multi-stakeholder mechanisms. The successful candidate will collaborate extensively with the Kenya national Threshold 21 (T21) model core team and train and build capacity of the team to develop System Dynamics- based simulation models for policy analysis, collect and analyze data and information to be used for policy analysis, design and simulate alternative policy scenarios, produce policy reports based on simulation results and support monitoring and evaluation of policy decisions implemented by the government departments. In fulfilling the requirements of this position, the Modeler/ Policy Analyst will also collaborate with experts from other national sectors in ensuring that their capacity is developed to conduct these tasks on their own. The position is based on a Fixed Term Contract, renewable annually subject to funding. For more information visit www.millennium- institute.org/about/employment.html
****************************** GRASSROOTS ORGANIZER REMOTE
Church World Service has posted an opening for a Grassroots Organizer. The main responsibilities will be to develop effective grassroots organizing and education efforts as directed by CWS advocacy priorities at the local, state and federal levels. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree or higher in related field. A minimum of three years' experience in grassroots and community organizing, social justice work, immigrant and refugee rights, and/or campaigning. Familiarity with immigration and refugee issues and international humanitarian assistance. Experience working with immigrants and refugees on community projects. Must have experience conducting trainings and developing resources, planning events, managing a budget and working with partners from diverse faith traditions, immigrant and human rights organizations, and service providers. For more information and to apply please go to www.churchworldservice.org
****************************** PROJECT COORDINATOR WASHINGTON, DC
ACDI/VOCA has posted an opening for a D.C.-based Project Coordinator who will be responsible for providing primary support to field projects and contributing information on proposal teams. REQUIRES: A master's degree in international development, agriculture, finance, economics, or other related field, with a minimum of two years' related work experience (overseas work in international development preferred) required. Experience with software applications including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel required (SharePoint, Blackboard Collaborate, Prezi, and other multimedia programs preferred). Excellent oral, written, and reading comprehension abilities essential. Fluency in English required. For more information and to apply go to www.acdivoca.org, click on join us. Vacancy no: 14-0043.
****************************** CHIEF, OFFICE FOR ARAB STATES GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
The International Trade Center is seeking a Chief, Office for Arab States (P-5) in Geneva. Duties: Develop a common vision, strategic objectives and support related planning for the programmes under his/her leadership and management, in line with ITC's strategic plan. REQUIRES: Advanced University degree in economics, business administration, international trade or a related field. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible postgraduate professional work experience, ideally in a multi- cultural and global context. Hands-on experience in relation to trade related technical assistance (TRTA) and related programme development and managerial experience. Substantial experience from working in the Arab States, preferably within TRTA. Minimum two years of this experience should be at a senior level. TO APPLY: Please apply online at http://www.intracen.org/menus/itc.htm. Closing date: 12/6/14. Vacancy no: ITC/VN/15/2014
****************************** UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
SOCIAL AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
A Social Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: Providing support to the Director in the following areas: a) management of personnel in the Division, including filling of vacancies and training of staff; b) preparation of the programme budget and performance report; c) planning of the work programme of the Division; d) identifying significant social and economic issues and problems to be addressed; e) develop well-reasoned innovative suggestions and approaches to deal with complex policy/ technical issues. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in social development or related area. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in the field of social policy and development at the international level is required. Experience with servicing intergovernmental bodies is required. Experience with United Nations budget and work programme formulation, monitoring and reporting is required. Closing date: 1/10/15. Vacancy no: 14-SOC-DESA-38277-R-NEW YORK(G)
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER BANGKOK
An Information Management Officer (P-4) is sought in Bangkok. Duties: Manages the day-to-day operation of the information management unit (IMU) and the information communications technology (ICT) officer, ensuring quality information management systems and a proper performance of the ICT infrastructure. Develops, implements and evaluates assigned humanitarian information management programmes/ projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/ project development and implementation. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, disaster management, geography, geographic information systems, information management, social sciences, statistics or a related field. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in information management, disaster management, humanitarian programme management, early recovery, transition, or other related area. At least two years of experience at the international level is required. Experience in managing information in a disaster response and/or complex emergencies in countries affected by disasters or conflict is required. Closing date: 1/10/15. Vacancy no: 14-IMA-OCHA-38155-R- BANGKOK (X)
SENIOR PROGRAMME OFFICER NEW YORK
A Senior Programme Officer (P-5) is sought in New York. Duties: Takes the lead in the analysis and follow up of the key issues related to investment promotion regimes for LDCs, focusing on national policies and regulatory frameworks of host and home countries by systematic monitoring the patterns and flows of investment to LDCs, undertaking analysis of the contribution of such investments to the building of productive capacities across the economies of LDCs and preparing and/or reviewing documents. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, development studies, programme management, international relations or in a related field. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible working experience in the areas of economic analysis, economic and social development, programme management and international relations, of which at least 5 should be at multilateral/ international levels is required. Experience with intergovernmental processes as well as experience in inter-agency affairs is desirable. Closing date: 1/9/15. Vacancy no: 14-PGM- OHRLLS-38299-R-NEW YORK(G)
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Contributes to the monitoring, follow up and review of the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries by developing socio-economic databases and qualitative information on the special vulnerabilities of least developed countries, particularly issues of concern in the areas related to environmental and energy sustainability affecting small island least developed countries in particular. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics or related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the areas of economic analysis, economic and social development, international relations and energy and environmental sustainability is required. Experience in working with international organizations as well as intergovernmental processes is desirable. Experience in trust fund management and reporting is desirable. Closing date: 1/9/14. Vacancy no: 14- ECO-OHRLLS-38296-R-NEW YORK(G)
****************************** MARK AND DESIGN CLASSIFICATION OFFICER GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
The World Intellectual Property Organization has posted an opening for a Mark and Design Classification Officer (P-3) in Geneva. Duties: Provide secretariat services to meetings of the Committees of Experts, and their Working Groups, of the Nice Vienna and Locarno Unions; prepare proposals and other documentation for consideration, and draft specific sections of reports. REQUIRES: At least six years of professional experience in the use of Trademark or Industrial Design classification systems. Excellent knowledge of the Nice Classification, and good knowledge of the Vienna or Locarno Classifications. Knowledge of the procedures and functioning of the Committees of Experts and Working Groups of either the Nice, Vienna or Locarno Unions. Good time management and work organization skills. TO APPLY: you can download the application form from our website address, www.wipo.int. In all correspondence, please quote the vacancy announcement number. Application forms, duly completed and accompanied by a signed passport-size photograph, must reach WIPO by the closing date. Please address your application to the Engagements Section, WIPO, 34, chemin des Colombettes, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland; Tel.: (41.22) 338.91.11; Fax: (41.22) 338.98.20; e-mail: staffengagements@wipo.int. Closing date: 12/8/14. Vacancy no: WIPO/14/P3/FT0108
****************************** CONSULTANT -INNOVATION FACILITY COORDINATION & ROSTER MANAGEMENT NEW YORK
The United Nations Development Programme seeks a Consultant. Under the overall guidance of the Policy Specialist Innovation, the primary function of the Consultant is to provide programmatic support to Regional Portfolio Teams and Country Offices and support the team's work on innovation, particularly with the coordination of the SHIFT Week of Innovation Action 2015 and the facilitation of UNDP's Innovation 4 Development network. REQUIRES: Master's Degree or equivalent Advanced Degree in economics, with specific focus on development, communications, and innovation. A minimum of 5 years of professional working experience in a relevant field. Proven expertise in management support including budget monitoring and preparation of briefing materials for senior management. Experience in research and consolidating results in policy advice and knowledge assets with a focus on innovation for development. Please apply online at http://jobs.undp.org/. Closing date: 1/1/15.
****************************** CHIEF, WORLD OF WORK MEGA TRENDS GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
The International Labour Office seeks a Chief, World of work mega trends (D-1) in Geneva. Duties: Provide leadership and exercise management responsibility for the activities of the teams under the postholder's supervision, establishing priorities and objectives and appraising workplans in line with the Programme and Budget priorities and other needs identified. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in economics, preferably at the PhD level. Fifteen years of relevant experience, including at least ten years' increasingly responsible experience at the international level in applying economic and social theory and methodologies to policy challenges in the world of work. Solid management experience. Demonstrated research expertise in economic policy analysis, development and advocacy. A strong track record of effective interaction, influencing and collaboration with senior stakeholders in governments, the private sector and academia. Proven ability to communicate economic ideas very effectively both orally and in writing to a wide and varied audience. A strong record of publications on economic and social policy issues will be considered an asset. TO APPLY: Please visit ILO's e-Recruitment website at: erecruit.ilo.org. The system provides instructions for online application procedures. Closing date: 12/7/14. Vacancy no: CALL/D/2014/07
****************************** PLANT PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION OFFICER ACCRA, GHANA
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted an opening for a Plant Production and Protection Officer (P-4) in Accra. Duties: Comprehensive technical, statistical, analytical and/or policy analysis services and the development of specialized tools, methodologies, systems and/or databases to support the planning, implementation/ delivery and monitoring of the programme of work and related products, projects, publications, and services. REQUIRES: Advanced University degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Crop Production and Protection, Plant Sciences or related field. Seven years of relevant experience in crop production, crop protection or pesticide management in the field, preferably including experience on main crops in West Africa. Working knowledge of English and French. TO APPLY: visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete the on-line application. Closing date: 12/8/14. Vacancy no: IRC2655.
****************************** AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
The African Development Bank has posted openings for the following positions. TO APPLY: Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: recruit@afdb.org) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF), available from the Bank's web site, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER AFRICA
A Chief Strategy Officer (PL-3) is sought in Africa. The main responsibility of the Chief Strategy Officer is to provide strategic advice and support on COSP matters to the Director and the rest of the Department team in planning, organizing and coordinating the activities of the Department. REQUIRES: Minimum of Master's degree (or its university equivalent) in economics, macroeconomics or development economics, finance, strategic management, engineering or related development fields and a broad knowledge in development issues. Preferably a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience; proven combination of hands-on operational experience with solid analytical skills; good understanding of development economics and specificities of Regional Members countries (RMCs); previous exposure to international, multicultural contexts would be an asset. Proven exposure to the Bank's operations and mission with a good understanding of the Bank's overall strategy. Closing date: 12/5/14. Vacancy no: ADB/14/061
STRATEGY ADVISOR AFRICA
A Strategy Advisor (PL-2) is sought in Africa. The main responsibility of the Strategy Advisor is to assist and advise the Director in planning, organizing, coordinating and leading the activities of the Department. REQUIRES: Minimum of a Master's degree or its university equivalent in economics, Macroeconomics or Development Economics, finance, strategic management, Engineering or related development fields and a broad knowledge of development issues gained through advanced study or work experience. A PhD is an added advantage. Preferably a minimum of 8 (eight) years of relevant experience: proven combination of hands-on operational experience with strong analytical skills; good understanding of development economics and specificities of Regional Members Countries (RMCs). Proven exposure to global strategy thinking. Closing date: 12/4/14. Vacancy no: ADB/14/062
****************************** ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The Organisation For Economic Co-Operation and Development seeks applicants for the following positions. Please apply online at https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/joblist.ftl?lang=en
HEAD OF DIVISION - ENERGY POLICY - EMEA PARIS
The selected candidate will have two main areas of responsibility: Management of the programme of work related to Europe, the Caspian region, the Middle East and Africa to contribute to the achievement of the IEA's objectives of ensuring access to reliable, affordable and clean energy. Contribute to the strategic development of the IEA's engagement with non-Member countries in that region. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree or equivalent in international relations, political science, resource economics, public administration or a relevant discipline. At least 10 years' experience in international relations, energy affairs and/or public administration. Extensive experience of political and economic aspects of national and international energy markets and energy policy, with an emphasis on one or more of the countries covered by the Division. Closing date: 12/8/14. Vacancy no: Job Number: 09580.
JUNIOR POLICY ANALYSTS - MENA PARIS
GRS is looking for Junior Policy Analysts to help governments develop and implement policy reforms which enhance investment and support a business climate which fosters private sector development, including for women entrepreneurs, in the Middle East and North Africa. Incumbents will assist policy makers in designing and implementing reforms to improve the framework conditions for integrity and will be involved, in cooperation with relevant Directorates, in tasks which include: REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in law or economics, economic development or equivalent. A minimum of one year's professional experience at an international organization, ministry, leading consulting and legal firms or other relevant private sector company, in at least one of the following policy areas: investment policy, economic development, gender and entrepreneurship development, integrity policies. Closing date: 12/8/14. Job Number: 09575.
****************************** *VICE PRESIDENT, LENDING AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT, EAST AFRICA NAIROBI, KENYA
Waldron is seeking a Vice President - Lending and Portfolio Management, East Africa. The Organization: Founded in 1994, Global Partnerships (GP) is a nonprofit leader in the emerging field of social impact investing. Based in Seattle, Washington with an office in Managua, Nicaragua, GP invests in cooperatives and microfinance institutions that can deliver impactful, sustainable programs in healthcare, rural livelihoods, micro- entrepreneurship, women's empowerment, and green technology. Today GP has more than $41.3 million invested in 35 partners in nine Latin American countries, expanding opportunities and positively affecting the lives with more than 390,000 microloans funded for people living in poverty. The Position: The Vice President - Lending and Portfolio Management is a newly created role to head up Global Partnership's expansion into East Africa. It will be based out of GP's future office in Nairobi, Kenya. Reporting directly to the Chief Investment & Operating Officer (CIOO), the VP collaborates with GP's executive leadership on broader planning and strategy functions, and contributes to cultivating a spirit of teamwork and cooperation across the entire organization. The Vice President is responsible for overseeing loan origination, portfolio management, and loan underperformance or workouts across East Africa. REQUIRES: The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in the organization's mission and the emerging field of impact investing, and be motivated to help capital markets evolve to drive global, social impact. The VP must be a resourceful and hands- on leader of a start-up operation, and know how to remain focused in a results-oriented environment. This position requires precise and critical thinking, and an ability to understand a variety of successful business models. The VP must know how to incorporate financials and other business data into rigorous, evidence-backed recommendations. We're seeking candidates who bring a unique combination of outstanding interpersonal skills along with the analytical prowess to manage a significant investment portfolio. TO APPLY: For more information, please see the full Position Profile: http://waldronhr.com/images/stories/Position_Specifications/gp_vp.pdf. Global Partnerships is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
****************************** *BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER WASHINGTON, DC
Are you seeking an employer with excellent salaries and benefits that include 40+ days of paid leave, retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and much more? Well, look no further. AMIDEAST, a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa, has an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Officer in its Washington, DC office. Working with other members of the Business Development team, the Business Development Officer is responsible for supporting the technical, cost and production activities of proposal development as well as ongoing budget review and approval. Priority of tasks is determined based on deadline requirements. This position requires someone who can manage multiple deadlines and priorities. QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in a quantitative discipline, 1-3 years of experience working on USAID, Department of State proposals including recruitment of staff and writing proposal sections, 1-3 years of experience working in budget/ spreadsheet design and analysis, advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, strong written and oral communication skills, work experience in an organization with Middle East/ North Africa portfolio as well as Arabic and/or French language skills. Willingness to travel overseas is also required. The incumbent will recruit Chiefs of Party and other proposed program staff, including identifying new candidates, negotiating salaries and compiling all necessary documentation, perform various proposal tasks as assigned such as creating charts, formatting resumes and proposal assembly, prepare the quarterly Win/Loss Report for the Board of Directors and research tasks as assigned on clients, projects etc. To be considered for this position you must have the ability to review solicitation requirements and advise the proposal team and field offices on the interpretation of specific costing requirements in collaboration with the Senior Pricing Analyst, assist in ensuring headquarters, regional and country support costs are appropriately represented within each budget submission, ensure completion and accuracy of cost and certification related proposal forms for client submission and assist in the development of budget templates in response to specific requests from clients. TO APPLY: Please submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirement via our on-line applicant tracking system, https://apply.amideast.org/ATS_CLIENT/
****************************** *PROJECT DIRECTORS PAKISTAN
Management & Training Corporation's (MTC) innovative, forward-thinking attitude and culture have helped tens of thousands of people each year learn new academic, technical, and social skills to become more employable and productive citizens. MTC Economic and Social Development is seeking Project Directors to provide overall management, supervision, administration, and implementation of anticipated regional instructional training programs in Pakistan. Positions will be located in Karachi or Islamabad. The Director will be responsible for identifying issues and risks related to program implementation, and provide for appropriate program adjustments to ensure that deadlines and performance targets are met. The Director will serve as primary liaison with the client and maintain close communication through review sessions and ongoing updates on project process. S/he will oversee project budgets and ensure that all financial activity is carried out in accordance with annual budget allocations, donor and home office guidelines. S/he will supervise project staff and evaluate their performance. The Director will oversee the monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and deliverables, as well as report lessons learned and best practices related to the project delivery. Successful candidates will have experience managing donor-funded education and training programs, ideally with specific experience in one or more of the following areas: teacher training, curriculum development, TVET training, workforce development training, education capacity building, industry engagement, economic development, or instructional institution improvement. S/he may work in close collaboration with provincial and local level government counterparts focusing on training and education. Experience with building local institutional capacity in education and training highly desirable. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree in organizational development, education, economic development, training or a related field. At least 5 years Program Director or Chief of Party experience in a developing country context, preferably with Pakistan or regional experience. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and ability to work under pressure with limited guidance. Experience managing multi-activity programming, on time and on budget. Experience coordinating and collaborating with home office, local stakeholders, and clients is essential. Experience with donor-funded programs; Development bank experience preferred. Strong proficiency in English is required. Fluency in Urdu a plus. TO APPLY: Interested parties may apply online at: http://mtcjobs.iapplicants.com/searchjobs.php. Only applicants that include a resume or CV shall be considered. Position closes on December 19, 2014.
****************************** *GLOBAL HR GENERALIST NAIROBI, KENYA
CARE is seeking a talented Global HR Generalist who is responsible for supporting our international operations and/or US based departments through the provision of policy advice/ guidance and technical assistance on all aspects of human resources, recruitment, performance management, and employee relations. S/he will also act as first contact for all employment issues, do troubleshooting and work in partnership with other units in HR to provide timely response and proactive advice to clients. Where applicable, the Generalist will also be a part of the regional HR network. S/he will provide back up to the other Generalist as needed. Conduct HR training for staff as necessary. This also includes championing Gender Equity and Diversity (GED) initiatives and goals in our HR practices. Expected Travel: up to 40%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. Primary Responsibilities: Recruitment, Performance and Talent Management, Employee relations, Local HR capacity, Perform other duties as assigned. PRIMARY SKILLS: University degree in Business Administration (with an emphasis on Human Resources) or Social Sciences. 3-5 years relevant experience with at least three in Human Resources. Training experience. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, HRIS, applicant tracking & performance management systems. Willingness to travel - up to 40%. Comprehensive understanding of the link between HR and business strategy. Significant knowledge of HR policies and practices. Work remote and on a virtual team. Effective team player. Strong consulting and interpersonal skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to facilitate both large and small groups and deal effectively with staff at all levels. Strong negotiation and persuasion skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 505. 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.
****************************** *BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR NAIROBI, KENYA
Pact is seeking a Business Development Advisor in Nairobi. The mission of the WSTF is to function as a public finance corporation for pro-poor water sector development. Its current technical/ staffing capacities do not however strongly mirror this mission as evidenced by its challenges to uphold operational and financial efficiency. Business- oriented leadership mind-set is considered key to addressing these challenges. The purpose of the post is to bring more professional business and banking principles to the planning, operation and monitoring of WSTF's operations. Kenya's devolution process also creates extensive capacity building needs within counties, WSPs, service providers and other key partner institutions. The other part of the adviser's work will be oriented towards supporting systematic capacity building at all levels, especially on financial/ business management related issues, in order to assure financial sustainability of the developed services. Key Responsibilities: The Business Development Advisor will: General tasks in WSTF: Create awareness and strengthen capacities on business-like management in WSTF. Facilitate (together with WSTF's senior management) a comprehensive analysis of the efficiency of WSTF's operations and make proposal on the measures to improve efficiency. Support the development of WSTF's new financing modalities and their risk management measures including capacity assessment of county-level water service providers. Support the development of systems and promotion of new methods of planning, including strategic, business, management, corporate communications, and operational planning. Assist with the design and installation of management information systems in areas of finance, human resources, supply chain, auditing and legal services. County/ field level tasks: Support creating business like awareness and management capacities at county level institutions, especially WSPs. Assist and advise on procurements procedures and their developments. Support developing ways to engage private sector in developing, supporting and/or operating water services, including PPP schemes. Support developing cooperative model as community level service provider. Enhance efficiency, networking and cooperation of service providers. Support the development and implementation of capacity building programs at all levels. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Education and Experience Requirements: At least Master's degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution. Experience in development and operation of funding institutions and mechanisms similar to WSTF and water sector. Experience and knowledge in development of business strategies, management information systems and implementing efficiency programmes. Experience and knowledge in planning and managing capacity building programs. These may include but not be limited to advising, mentoring, developing training programs, developing manuals and guidelines, etc. Preferred Qualifications: Well-developed institutional and business management analysis skills. Ability to work and communicate in an international environment and diverse cultures. Ability to develop innovative technical and financial solutions in different operating environments. Ability to work in multi-sector and multi-disciplinary teams. High skills in capacity building and skills transfer. Good report writing skills. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0139. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *CHIEF TECHNICAL ADVISOR / EXPERT IN INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS AND DEVOLUTION NAIROBI, KENYA
Pact is seeking a Chief Technical Advisor/ Expert in Institutional Reforms and Devolution in Nairobi. Devolution and developing capacities of county governments and local level service providers will be cornerstones of development of most public services in Kenya, including water and sanitation services. As a part of a wider team, the CTA is expected to promote, guide and support the necessary reforms of WSTF strategies as well as support local level strategy development and capacity building. Most importantly the expert will support WSTF in negotiating with a variety of counties and other stakeholders and act as a negotiation advisor. This post is critical to the Programme since Kenya is in a transition process of implementing a decentralized governance system that demands innovative strategies for strengthening local-level institutions, policies and capacities. The counties only came into being on 1st July 2013. CTA's prior experience on decentralization process is therefore indispensable for the implementation of the Programme. Key Responsibilities: The Chief of Technical Advisor will: General tasks: Advise the Chief Executive Officer of WSTF, WSTF management, relevant ministry and senior county level officers in decision making on new strategies or methodologies to be developed. Support overall reform of WSTF's strategies toward the model based on county-level planning and implementation of water and sanitation services as well as water resources management. Support the ministry and WSTF in facilitating the overall political/ strategic process of devolving water services to the counties. Overall responsibility for: Monitoring the effective and efficient use of resources provided by the Governments of Finland and Sweden; Planning and managing the international and national short-term consultancy (ISTC) inputs including; i) development of TORs, ii) recruitment, iii) supervision and quality control of implementation and reporting; Quality assurance in preparation of the Annual Work Plans, the Annual Progress Reports, ISTC reports and other routine reports. Co- management responsibilities together with CEO of WSTF: Efficient communication with the Embassy of Finland/ Sweden, TA of other donors supporting WSTF, and other partners involved in implementation of the Programme. Ensuring, through participatory and collaborative working methods, the transfer of skills and knowledge among the WSTF and partner organizations. Assuring the quality of work when revising and finalizing the Programme document. Coordinating with TA-teams of other donors of WSTF and other partners. Technical advisory responsibilities for: Facilitating efficient exchange of international and national experiences in institutional, commercial and technical solutions of water related services. Support the preparation of capacity building strategies and programmes for the whole chain of operations, especially at management and county government levels. Developing capacity in WSTF for the efficient outsourcing of Programme activities to private sector/ civil society entities. Advising WSTF senior management in matters of corporate governance. In cooperation with other donor s/TA, support in developing an overall M&E system for the operations of WSTF (in coordination with BMA). Quality control in selection, planning and monitoring of the investment projects. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Education and Experience Requirements: At least Master's degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution. Eight years of relevant experience in workforce development, livelihoods, and/or private sector development. Four years of relevant experience in Africa (or similar developing countries), experience in Ethiopia highly preferred. Experience and knowledge in facilitating or leading institutional development and policy/ strategy processes relevant to devolution in public services such as water supply. Experience and knowledge in developing and building capacities and competences at sector and county/ local government levels as well as facilitating cooperation between institutions, private sector, community organizations and donors. Experience and knowledge in development of approaches for rural water supply and sanitation services together with water resources management including alternatives, which may comprise of but not limited to municipality/ county managed water companies, public-private sector partnerships, and community-managed services e.g. water cooperatives. Experience as a Chief Technical Adviser/ Team Leader in planning and implementing development cooperation projects/ programmes and processes, leading multi-cultural teams and facilitating multi-donor cooperation. Experience in Project Cycle Management (PCM) and Results Based Management Approaches. Preferred Qualifications: Well-developed policy and institutional analysis skills. Good communication and facilitation skills. Ability to develop innovative institutional solutions in different operating environments. Ability to work in multi-sector and multi-disciplinary teams. Advanced skills in capacity building and skills transfer. Good report writing skills. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0140. 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.
****************************** *SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR NAIROBI, KENYA
Pact is seeking a Social Development Advisor in Nairobi. Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) is an essential principle of new Kenya's Constitution and a priority strategy of Finnish/ Swedish development cooperation. WSTF's mandate of pro-poor water services financing aligns well with the HRBA principles on equality. However, WSTF and new county Governments have limited human resource capacities to deal with social-political and cultural issues which will be inevitable at county-level interactions. The purpose of the post is to on one hand assure that HRBA principles particularly as they relate to participation and inclusion, non-discrimination and equality, accountability and rule of law; are streamlined in planning, implementation and oversight of both county- and community-level operations. On the other hand, the post aims to support the Programme's impact monitoring and evaluation especially at the field level in order to make necessary changes in project implementation. Key Responsibilities: The Social Development Advisor will: General tasks in WSTF: Create awareness on and mainstream HRBA-based approaches for ensuring that HRBA and cross-cutting objectives are integrated into planning, implementation as well as monitoring & evaluation of WSTF's operations; Support CTA in facilitating relations between WSTF, counties and communities. Tasks at county/ field level: Assure that HRBA and pro-poor principles are present when county level prioritizing is carried out and in development of the strategies and approaches for Programme implementation. Create awareness and develop methods for integrating HRBA in county- and field-level operations, including needs mappings, community/ beneficiary mobilization (e.g. user groups, associations and/or cooperatives, WRUAs) as well as in planning and implementation of projects, capacity building, and M&E. Develop county-level social and impact monitoring systems compatible with WSTF's M&E system. Support the capacity building of service providers and entrepreneurs on relevant social issues. Facilitate linkages between communities, Programme partners and other stakeholders. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Education and Experience Requirements: At least Master's degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution. Fluency in both spoken and written English and Swahili. Experience and knowledge in community mobilization and participatory planning of community-level developments, including field experience from different parts of Kenya. Experience and knowledge in building capacity of public institutions and local communities on community mobilization and in HRBA, including planning and implementing related capacity building programmes, developing guidelines and manuals, etc. Work experience in rural water and sanitation sector as well as in water resource management. Experience in development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems for rural development programs, especially for social impact monitoring. Preferred Qualifications: Ability to understand and work in diverse cultures and environments. Ability to develop innovative institutional and social solutions in different operational environments. Ability to work in a multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary team. Good interpersonal skills. High skills in capacity building and skills transfer. Willingness to work at field level conditions. Good reporting skills. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0141. 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.
****************************** *CORRESPONDENCE 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 Correspondence Analyst, Executive Secretariat (ES), United States Agency for International Development. GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This position is located in the Executive Secretariat (ES) which facilitates and expedites the decision-making process within USAID and serves as the channel of communication between the Office of the Administrator/ Deputy Administrator and the Agency senior staff. The incumbent serves as a Correspondence Analyst responsible for providing support services in communications analysis, tracking, and quality control for the Administrator, Deputy Administrator, and other designated Senior Staff. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs Correspondence Review and Liaison Activities 60%: Attends daily scheduling meetings. Responsible for emailing the event information, with all pertinent background, to ES for assignment. Serves as the point person for receipt and appropriate disposition of all electronic briefing material, as well as for the daily talking points required for the Secretary of State's morning meeting. Serves as the liaison for National Security Council's Principal and Deputy Committee meetings. Conducts a technical review of USAID-related correspondence prepared for signature of organization executives to assure consistency with agency procedures on completeness, timeliness and format standards. Provides assistance to staff to ensure that the tailored responses to inquiries from agency clients or interest groups on special matters are appropriate and in compliance with executive preferences and policies. Ensures that background and supporting information is provided in correspondence package. Manages correspondence services for an organization with a mission that affects a wide range of operations in other agencies, a large segment of the public, or the business community. As necessary, coordinates with a variety of individuals inside and/or outside of the organization to determine the appropriate person for responding to incoming correspondence, based on personal knowledge of organizational programs, priorities, goals, and objectives. Assigns action responsibility to the appropriate bureau or independent office for the preparation of the (full) response, designating the information and coordinating offices and bureaus. Establishes a due date for final reply, taking into account the degree of urgency, the estimated time required for collecting the necessary information and drafting/ clearing the response. Provides the action organization any special instructions deemed necessary for completion of the assignment. Monitors preparation of the final reply to assure that the established deadlines are met. Provides assistance regarding substance, format, style, clearances and negotiates submission deadline changes, as appropriate. Reviews outgoing correspondence prepared for signature by the Administrator, Deputy Administrator, or other designated USAID official. Ensures that the proposed outgoing reply (1) is responsive to the questions or issues raised in the incoming correspondence; (2) adheres to Agency policies; (3) is clearly and concisely written in a style and tone deemed acceptable for the signing official; and (4) has been properly cleared throughout the Agency. Ensures that basic tracking and status information are input into the Agency Correspondence Tracking System, that overdue and problem cases are brought to the attention of the supervisor, that required records are kept, and that copies of actions are properly distributed to concerned officials and to the daily logs maintained for selected Senior Staff. Follows established policies and procedures to assist in the development and maintenance of relationships with client bureaus and independent offices. Provides assistance, as necessary, to client organizations in the preparation, clearance, and submission of timely responses to incoming correspondence to the Administrator and Deputy Administrator. Provides necessary training and information to staff of client bureaus and independent offices in the use of the Agency Correspondence Tracking System and the ES website. Research and Analysis Work 20%: Researches and/or analyzes unstable or uncommon administrative and/or program issues related to processing executive correspondence for the Administrator and Deputy Administrator. Develops recommendations for improvements to established procedures based on experiences encountered in the resolution of problems with client bureaus or independent offices. Identifies and Resolves Problems 20%: Independently researches and resolves problems of a common or immediate nature. Makes recommendations for and coordinates resolutions. Evaluates organization practices to identify problem areas related to USAID. Consults with administrative and clerical personnel to develop solutions for technical or procedural issues on correspondence administration. Prepares recommendations. Develops procedures to implement recommendations. OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS: Performs other duties as assigned. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The position requires a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of analytical experience (analysis, tracking, and quality control) OR a Master's degree and a minimum of 2 years of analytical experience (analysis, tracking, and quality control). Relevant work experience may include for example: public health, financial management, economics, information management, public relations, etc. Strong research, writing, and analytical skills are essential. Candidate must have strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Proficiency in the use of Google and the Microsoft Office Suite is required; experience in the use of data base applications is recommended. Candidates must be willing to work full-time. A Secret security clearance is required and must be obtained. Factor 1-7 Knowledge Required by the Position: (1) Knowledge and skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations; (2) Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, policies and precedents which affect the use of program and related support resources in the area studied; (3) Knowledge of the major issues, program goals and objectives, work processes, and administrative operations of the organization; (4) Knowledge and skill in adapting analytical techniques and evaluation criteria to the measurement and improvement of program effectiveness and/or organizational productivity; (5) Skill in conducting detailed analyses of complex functions and work processes; and (6) Interpersonal skills in presenting staffing recommendations and negotiating solutions to disputed recommendations. Factor 2-4 Supervisory Controls: The supervisor and employee develop a mutually acceptable project plan which typically includes identification of the work to be done, the scope of the project, and deadlines for its completion. Within the parameters of the approved project plan, the employee is responsible for planning and organizing, coordinating with staff and line management personnel, and conducting all phases of the project. The employee informs the supervisor of potentially controversial findings, issues, or problems with widespread impact. Completed projects, evaluations, reports, or recommendations are reviewed by the supervisor for compatibility with organizational goals, guidelines, and effectiveness in achieving intended objectives. Factor 3-3 Guidelines: Guidelines consist of standard reference material, texts, and manuals covering the application of analytical methods and techniques and instructions and manuals covering the subjects involved. The employee uses judgment in choosing, interpreting, or adapting available guidelines to specific issues or subjects studied. Subjects studied may be covered by a wide variety of administrative regulations and procedural guidelines. The employee must use judgment in researching regulations and in determining the relationship between guidelines and organizational efficiency, program effectiveness, or employee productivity. Factor 4-4 Complexity: The work involves gathering information, identifying and analyzing issues, and developing recommendations to resolve substantive problems of effectiveness and efficiency of work operations in a program or program support setting. Issues, problems, or concepts are not always susceptible to direct observation and analysis. Difficulty is encountered in measuring effectiveness and productivity due to variations in the nature of administrative processes. Information about study topic is often conflicting or incomplete, cannot readily be obtained by direct means, or is otherwise difficult to document. Originality is required in refining existing work methods and techniques for application to the analysis of specific issues or resolution of problems. Factor 5-3 Scope and Effect: Plans and carries out projects to improve the efficiency and productivity of organizations and employees in administrative support activities. Identifies, analyzes, and makes recommendations to resolve conventional problems and situations. May be assigned portions of broader studies of largely administrative organizations or participate in the evaluation of program effectiveness at the operating level. May develop detailed procedures and guidelines to supplement established administrative regulations or program guidance. Completed reports and recommendations influence decisions by managers concerning the internal administrative operations. Factor 6-3 Personal Contacts: Contacts are with persons outside the agency which may include consultants, contractors, or business executives in a moderately unstructured setting. Contacts may also include the head of the employing agency or program officials several managerial levels removed from the employee when such contacts occur on an ad-hoc basis. Factor 7-2 Purpose of Contacts: The purpose of contacts is to provide advice to managers on non-controversial organization or program-related issues and concerns. Contacts typically involve such matters as identification of decision-making alternatives, appraisals of success in meeting goals; or recommendations for resolving administrative problems. Factor 8-1 Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary. Factor 9-1 Work Environment: The work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. 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 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, or disability status.
****************************** *DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS WASHINGTON, DC
CARE USA is seeking a talented and experienced Director of Government Relations (DGR) to lead CARE's efforts to influence US government policies and funding. Expected Travel: up to 20%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. The DGR oversees a team responsible for communicating CARE's position on key issues to the US Congress and the Administration and with peer organizations and coalitions in Washington. S/he serves on the Advocacy Department's senior management team (SMT) where s/he helps shape and manage the implementation of the Advocacy Division's strategic and annual operating plans. In addition, the DGR serves as the Political Director for our sister 501(c)4 organization, CARE Action Now. Responsibilities: Supervises, leads, guides, mentors and supports the GR team. Creates a sense of team work among members of the GR team. Represents the team in broader organizational planning processes and manages team budget and overall relationships with other parts of the organization. Serve as a member of the Advocacy SMT and contribute to the overall achievement of the strategic goals of the unit. Help to develop Advocacy's multi-year and annual operation plans, strategies and priorities, including strategies related to USG engagement. Plays a key role in managing the expenditure of the government relations team restricted grants as well as day-to-day management of the government relations team's annual operating budget. Actively engages in securing funds to support Advocacy's advocacy efforts by identifying funding opportunities, developing relationships with donors and developing concept papers. Directs the creation and implementation of advocacy strategies in support of the organization's policy agenda with Congress, the Administration and other key actors. In collaboration with other Advocacy SMT members, coordinates the development and implementation of appropriate strategies for outreach, work and influence with targeted policy makers, opinion leaders, institutions and media to achieve CARE's policy objectives. Works closely with the head of the Citizen Advocacy team to identify specific key policy makers, opinion leaders and others as key targets for CARE Action Network (CAN) volunteers to engage and influence to achieve our policy objectives. Develops and manages the execution of an advocacy strategy for one of Advocacy's priority areas of focus. Leads efforts to develop strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations in order to help achieve CARE's advocacy agenda. This includes developing collaborative engagement plans, coordinating efforts among partners and taking part in strategic campaigns. REQUIREMENTS and Skills: Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience. 7-10 years government relations and/or Congressional experience. 3-5 years international development and relief experience preferred. 3-5 years hands-on management and budgeting experience. Demonstrated skill in policy advocacy/ legislative work with Congress and Administration. Solid knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding international and foreign assistance policies and programs. Thorough understanding of legislative/ executive branch processes, including budget and appropriations. Demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of policy advocacy strategies. Advanced oral and written communication skills. Proven skill in management of staff and budgets. Leadership of cross-divisional teams. Planning, organizing and managing complex organizational initiatives. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=75CD56000A5B01B CDD3597F8AA89C369.NA10_primary_jvm?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2506. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
****************************** *PROJECT DIRECTOR KYRGZSTAN
Freedom House is seeking a Project Director in Kyrgzstan. 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: The Project Director will assist in directing and implementing Freedom House's USAID-funded program in coordination with the Kyrgyzstan human rights community to strengthen the capacity of human rights activists and groups to help the government take action to address human rights issues. This position is based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and reports to the Eurasia Program Director. Minimum QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in political science, international relations, or related field; Master's degree or law degree strongly preferred. Minimum 8-10 years of experience working with civil society and/or human rights. Relevant experience in managing human rights and/or civil society programs, with a minimum of 5 years in a management position. Program and Grant management experience, minimum 8 years, with a demonstrable excellent track record, particularly with USAID grants, but ideally with both USG and private-funded projects. Knowledge of US Government grant requirements and regulations. Outstanding track record in mentoring and managing diverse staff and organizations and transferring skills and knowledge. Ability to develop excellent relationships with the human rights community, including the Government of Kyrgyzstan, donors, civil society, activists, international organizations, and others. Advanced ability to communicate effectively in English and Russian, both orally and in writing. Knowledge of Kyrgyz and/or Uzbek strongly preferred. Strong knowledge of human rights principles and mechanisms, and understanding of democracy promotion. Excellent negotiation, conflict prevention and resolution skills, as well as the ability to lead and build consensus, cooperation, and coalitions among individuals with competing interests. Mastery with MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Demonstrable experience working with the human rights community and international NGOs. Demonstrable skills in fundraising and writing effective grant proposals and reports. Experience providing technical assistance to local organizations. Ability to advocate human rights issues for policy recommendations to government representatives with diplomatic skill. Proven success in managing and building a diverse range of external partnerships. Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times. Some Duties and Responsibilities: All areas of program management including development and implementation, financial management, staff supervision, general oversight of daily office management, public relations, advocacy, and building and maintaining partnerships with local civil society. Oversee grant management programs, assuring that all assistance provided under the award is technically sound and appropriate. Managing and supervising the work of the project team and establishing trust and strong rapport/ mentorship. Design and manage implementation of human rights education programs. Manage planning for advocacy delegations to UN and OSCE events. Conceptualize and help design program strategies and activities. Provide training, technical assistance and advice to government entities and civil society organizations. Develop innovative, strategic advocacy initiatives to promote support for human rights in Kyrgyzstan. Manage the monitoring and evaluation process, and writing of program reports to ensure timely completion of program objectives. Proactively seek out new funding opportunities, including funding with new donors. Promote collaborative initiatives for rights defenders. Represent Freedom House before counterparts in country and abroad, and the donor community. Other duties as assigned. Work Environment and Physical Demands: Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Disclaimer: This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job. It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in the job description and that other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Freedom House may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time. TO APPLY: Qualified and Interested Applicants: We invite qualified candidates to complete an online application and submit a resume, and cover letter with salary history and desired salary (only candidates who send salary requirements will be considered for the position) to: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH10/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FREEHOUS&cws=1&rid=101. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. EOE/M/F/D/V
****************************** *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. Contact: SolidarMed Luzern, Obergrundstrasse 97, CH - 6005 Luzern, Tel.: +41 / 41 310 66 60, www.solidarmed.ch.
****************************** *SENIOR MALARIA TECHNICAL ADVISOR UGANDA
IMA World Health is seeking a Senior Malaria Technical Advisor. The Senior Malaria Technical Advisor will help to design and institute activities for an anticipated USAID funded malaria program in Uganda. USAID's Malaria Action Program for Districts supports the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) to strengthen the health system of the Government of Uganda by reducing the country's burden of malaria. The program's goal is to control and prevent malaria morbidity and mortality, and thereby minimize the social effects and economic losses and contribute to the reduction of under-five all- cause mortality rate, as a result of reduced malaria mortality. By pursuing this, malaria will no longer be the major cause of illness and death in Uganda and families will have universal access to malaria prevention and treatment measures. This will be achieved by: 1.) Providing universal coverage and encouraging utilization of preventive measures with Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) and Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) to all populations at risk of malaria, 2.) Providing effective preventive treatment for pregnant women, 3.) Providing definitive diagnosis to at least 85 percent of suspected malaria cases treated in the public sector, 4.) Providing effective treatment in the public or private sector using artemisinin-based combination therapies to at least 85 percent of people with uncomplicated malaria within 24 hours of onset of symptoms, 5.) Providing an enabling environment for the implementation of other key malaria interventions for overall health systems strengthening. The Senior Malaria Technical Advisor will help to design and institute activities which will continue the goals of the Stop Malaria Project, with a specific focus on the activities falling under Development Objective (DO3) of USAID/Uganda's Country Development Cooperation Strategy: Improved health and nutrition status in focus areas and population groups. Duties: Collaborate with district health officials/ workers to engage community leaders and local stakeholders in highly endemic areas. Work with the program's monitoring and evaluation advisor to measure the progress and impact of programmatic activities in the specified districts. Provide general technical support for malaria case management, including, as required, developing case management tools, participating in technical working groups, and providing technical support for revisions in clinical protocols and guidelines. Supervise direct reports with a particular focus on key tasks and quality of program deliverables. Implement IRS practices in both low and highly-endemic areas. Identify malaria-related health care delivery and district health behavioral issues in program target districts that need improvement. Intensify the spread of information provided to communities, within districts of focus, through information, education and communication efforts and by way of social mobilization. Provide innovative approaches to increase IPTp uptake. Integrate activities into district planning, budgeting and monitoring systems. Develop the sale of full-prices LLINs through the private sector; orchestrate household distribution of LLINs though mass campaigns, utilizing community-based organizations. Collaborate with other technical specialists and stakeholders beyond the program to ensure coordination of materials and communication message strategies to avoid gaps and overlaps. QUALIFICATIONS: The position requires a competent and experienced person with the following attributes: This individual must have a MD or MPH, or other related biological science postgraduate degree. A minimum of five years' field experience in malaria prevention and treatment programs in developing countries. In depth knowledge of malaria and public health principles and practices, particularly in the area of malaria prevention and case management, program coordination and sound negotiation skills with Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partners. Fluency in English in both oral and written communication. Ability to travel within Uganda or region and internationally as needed. Willingness to support IMA's mission. TO APPLY: Qualified candidates may apply at https://imaworldhealth.applicantpro.com/jobs/159064.html
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY UGANDA
IMA World Health is seeking a Chief of Party. The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall leadership for an anticipated USAID funded malaria program in Uganda. USAID's Malaria Action Program for Districts supports the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) to strengthen the health system of the Government of Uganda by reducing the country's burden of malaria. The program's goal is to control and prevent malaria morbidity and mortality, and thereby minimize the social effects and economic losses and contribute to the reduction of under-five all-cause mortality rate, as a result of reduced malaria mortality. By pursuing this, malaria will no longer be the major cause of illness and death in Uganda and families will have universal access to malaria prevention and treatment measures. This will be achieved by: 1.) Providing universal coverage and encouraging utilization of preventive measures with Insecticide Treated Nets(ITNs) and Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) to all populations at risk of malaria, 2.) Providing effective preventive treatment for pregnant women, 3.) Providing definitive diagnosis to at least 85 percent of suspected malaria cases treated in the public sector, 4.) Providing effective treatment in the public or private sector using artemisinin-based combination therapies to at least 85 percent of people with uncomplicated malaria within 24 hours of onset of symptoms, 5.) Providing an enabling environment for the implementation of other key malaria interventions for overall health systems strengthening. The COP will oversee all aspects of program implementation, including technical, financial and administrative management, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting, assuring the quality, impact and cost effectiveness of the program. S/He will ensure that the program's support interventions are in compliance with national and international standards. Duties: Serve as IMA's representative to the host country government, other donors and multinationals, technical agencies and other participating organizations as required. Provide overall strategic leadership and technical and management responsibility, overseeing program implementation, including staff and program activity supervision. Responsible for ensuring timely and cost-efficient implementation of the program and for providing general program and technical direction. Develop and implement annual program work and performance milestone plans and negotiate an agreement of those plans with USAID, PMI, and other partner organizations and stakeholders. Responsible for addressing contract-related issues, including ensuring that IMA financial controls and systems comply with generally accepted accounting practices that meet USAID standards, and that all activity-procured materials and equipment are safeguarded and prudently and responsibly used. Work with the program and financial officers at headquarters to ensure quality control. Monitor progress of program objectives and maintain regular contact with staff and consultants by e-mail, telephone, and regular site visits. Manage quality, timely reporting to USAID through required monthly, quarterly and annual reports. Lead development of the annual work plan and M&E plan. Ensure visibility of program results, achievements and lessons learned through presentations at conferences and workshops and by publishing articles through professional journals. Evaluate program effectiveness and determine corrective action needed to improve the achievement of goals. Oversee property and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with donor requirements. Manage funds and sub-agreements by preparing annual budgets together with field project staff, ensure and supervise regular financial reporting, closely monitor project expenditures. Ensure proper technical capacity of staff and provide technical assistance and backstopping when required. Ensure project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with USAID rules and regulations, and support annual auditing procedures. QUALIFICATIONS: The position requires a competent and experienced person with the following attributes: A Master's level degree in Public Health or another related field. Minimum of 10 years of experience in public health working with USG supported projects. Strong technical, health program and financial management background, and ability to negotiate, collaborate and coordinate with a range of stakeholders in context of complex and shifting priorities. Excellent organizational, analytical, supervisory, and team-building skills. Interpersonal skills, solid professional reputation, and professional relationships to fulfill the requirements of the activity description. Minimum of five years of experience in developing activity work-plans, budgets, managing implementation, staff and short-term technical assistance. Demonstrated familiarity with and understanding of USAID regulations and policies and other donor requirements. Deep technical knowledge of and past professional background in managing USAID contracts. Demonstrated knowledge of USG and PMI procedures pertaining to activity design/ implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. Demonstrated leadership in working with host country officials from the health, community, NGO, FBO and CBO sectors. Fluency in English in both oral and written communication. Ability to travel within Uganda or region and internationally as needed. Willingness to support IMA's mission. TO APPLY: Qualified candidates may apply at https://imaworldhealth.applicantpro.com/jobs/159061.html
****************************** *ACTWATCH 2015 RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
PSI has an opening for an exciting one year, full time research Fellowship that gives successful candidates the opportunity to spend between 6-9 months in the field, working with a highly successful central research team to coordinate data collection and to analyze quantitative survey data using standardized methods and tools across a rapidly expanding global program. This fellowship provides the opportunity for travel, the chance to undertake highly relevant research in remote African/ Asian settings. The data sets may also be used by the Fellow for their own academic research. It's the perfect stepping stone to a PHD or career in field research. ACTwatch is a flagship research project designed to provide policymakers with evidence on trends in availability, price and use of antimalarials and rapid diagnostics tests. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID and UNITAID, ACTwatch provides ground-breaking evidence related to price and access to antimalarials, including the most effective treatment for malaria, artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs). The surveys are taking place in Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Myanmar, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Cambodia and the project is now in its 7th year. Fellows will be mentored by Research Managers to coordinate the implementation of standardized surveys in one of twelve countries. Together with Country Program Coordinators, the Research Fellow will be responsible for conducting data collection training, fieldwork, data analysis and report production activities according to project standards, protocols, and timelines. Specific tasks include: In-country support, oversight and quality assurance of data collection for the duration of fieldwork (2-4 months spent in-country to support preparation, training, and data collection). Data cleaning and analysis using Stata according to project standards and guidelines. Quality and timely production of study reference documents (comprehensive summary of research findings from each country). Collaboration with co-investigators towards delivering the project dissemination plan, including production of country reports, conference presentations, and publications. ACTWATCH IS LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WHO CAN MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: Degree in statistics, demography, epidemiology or other related field. Strong quantitative data management and analysis skills. Demonstrated proficiency in Stata is required. Excellent communication and training facilitation skills. Experience designing and conducting/ managing quantitative research fieldwork training, data collection, and data entry in developing countries is required. Malaria research experience preferred. Experience with electronic data collection is preferred. RECOMMENDED APPLICANTS FOR THE FELLOWSHIP INCLUDE: Young professionals, especially public health professionals, researchers and statistics analysts who have up to 3 years of professional study and/or experience in a related field. Master's and doctoral candidates: Graduate-level candidates must demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research. INTERESTED? APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit the following documents in addition to your application. Current curriculum vitae, 1 letter of recommendation that speaks to skills in fieldwork and/or analysis, ACT Watch Application. The first page of the online application will allow a resume, cover letter, and attachments including the letter of recommendation to be added. Once the first page is complete, the next page is the ACT watch application. Please visit www.psi.org to apply. Application deadline is December 15, 2014. www.actwatch.info
****************************** *NATIONAL DIRECTOR LEBANON
World Vision is seeking a National Director in Lebanon. 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 Lebanon. In the role of National Director you will provide overall strategic and operational leadership for World Vision (WV) Lebanon. The National Director will strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of the WV Ministry as an effective member of the Partnership in line with Twin Citizenship principles to ensure high Ministry quality and high impact in the field; be accountable for all of aspects of WV's work in the country, ensuring effective alignment and integration between development and emergency response activities. 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 donors, project partners, other WV Partnership offices and divisions, local government, church/ other faith leaders and non-governmental organizations serving according to given Power of Attorney. The National Director also actively coordinates with Syria Response Director to ensure strategic alignment of Syria response activities within WV Lebanon ('one response'). 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: 感rovide leadership to leaders: specifically to the National Office Senior Managers and direct reports. 幌nsure that initiatives directed to build capacity required to implement local fundraising are included in the office capacity building plan. 幌nsure excellent standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization, which includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders. 幌nsure business continuity through an integrated risk management approach, including security, financial, operational and reputation risks by developing contingency plans and scenarios; and take ownership of the action plans. 愛epresent WV and build strategic alliances with the government of Lebanon, the Middle East & European Region (MEER) office, the WV Board, donor agencies, WV global partnership, non- governmental agencies, churches and media. SKILLS REQUIRED INCLUDE: 愈niversity degree or qualification in a relevant subject with a focus on leadership, team management, project management or other relevant skills. 愚inimum 10 years proven leadership experience with International NGOs/UN. 感roven visionary and strategy abilities. 嫂bility to work under pressure and make key decisions that impact the safety and wellbeing of WV staff. 廉ood knowledge of financial management and accounting principles. 幌xperience in managing integrated Relief/ Development and Advocacy programs. 感roven experience in overseeing large government grants, major private donors and/or complex multi sectorial operations. 感rior World Vision experience is preferred. 感olitically astute and well developed diplomatic skills (dealing with host government, donors and staff and WV Partnership). 感roven skills in negotiation and ability to handle multiple demands from many stakeholders (networking). 愚ust be a collaborator and team builder committed to the transfer of knowledge. 愛esponsible steward of resources and assets. 弒nnovator and calculated risk taker. 幹luent capacity in English (written and oral) is required, working knowledge of Arabic is beneficial but not a fixed requirement. 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 Lebanon, we'd love to hear from you. TO APPLY: Find the full description (https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/B2181AEE5131A69C88257D87004B6BB2?OpenDocu ment) and apply online by the closing date 30 Nov 2014. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org.
****************************** *DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY, RWANDA - IMPROVED SERVICES FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS (ISVP) PROGRAM KIGALI, RWANDA
Pact seeks a Deputy Chief of Party for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Rwanda Improved Services for Vulnerable Populations (ISVP) Activity to improve and sustain the health and social wellbeing of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV), their households, and communities in Rwanda. This position is contingent upon award. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Chief of Party, the DCOP will be responsible for technical leadership of the program and managing a team of senior staff and sub-partners and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project. Key Responsibilities: Coordinate technical activities and provide direction, feedback and support to ensure success; as applicable, supervise a local program team in their day-to-day operations. Provide 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. Establish and manage Pact's local technical training activities. 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. Basic REQUIREMENTS: A Master's degree or higher training in management, public health, development studies, social/ behavioral sciences, or in a closely related field is required. At least five years of experience as a Deputy Director or senior manager of health or HIV/AIDS care, support, and prevention activities. At least five years in a technical leadership/ management role for a project of similar size and complexity, including experience with direct supervision of professional staff. Preferred Qualifications: Ten years of experience as a Deputy Director or senior manager of health or HIV/AIDS care, support, and prevention activities. Ten years in a technical leadership/ management role for a project of similar size and complexity, including experience with direct supervision of professional staff. Experience interacting with developing country government, international organization, other bilateral donor and civil society representatives, and senior level government officials. Experience managing and coordinating complex development programs, preferably in Rwanda. At least three years of experience working with USG cooperative agreements or contracts in senior program management capacity. Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships with civil society organizations and host country government counterparts; and Excellent communicator with demonstrated experience in communicating complex processes to diverse stakeholders, including government officials at the national, provincial and district levels, service orientated NGOs, civil society organizations, donors, etc. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0126. 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 TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, RWANDA - IMPROVED SERVICES FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS (ISVP) PROGRAM KIGALI, RWANDA
Pact seeks an Economic Strengthening Technical Director for the proposed USAID- funded five-year Rwanda Improved Services for Vulnerable Populations (ISVP) Activity to improve and sustain the health and social wellbeing of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV), their households, and communities in Rwanda. This position is contingent upon award. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party, the Economic Strengthening Technical Director will have responsibility for all activities associated with improving the economic stability of households caring for OVC. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree or higher in social sciences or social work, or a closely related field is required; At least three years of experience designing, implementing, and managing household economic strengthening initiatives in/for developing countries. Preferred Qualifications: Eight years of experience designing, implementing, and managing household economic strengthening initiatives in/for developing countries; Experience in leveraging private public partnerships is preferred; Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English are also required; and Two years of experience living or working in a developing country is desired. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0128. 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.
****************************** *SHARED SERVICES MANAGER WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Shared Services Manager in Washington, DC. Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Shared Services department contributes to realizing this purpose by: Creating administrative policies and processes that enhance the efficacy of the office workflow and organizes resources around good ideas. Continuously realign aspects of the organization's support services to facilitate and reinforce the strategic initiatives. Building and maintaining a travel policy and process that adheres to regulations and at the same time supports the complex needs of employees required to travel. Planning events that celebrate, enhance and promote employee wellness, Pact culture, and partnerships. Supporting the flow and distribution of information accurately and efficiently. Position Purpose: The Shared Services Manager reports to the VP Global Human Resources and plays a critical role in efficient and effective daily operations of the DC Pact office. This position is responsible for guiding and supervising the Shared Services team and the associates activities related to office operations and facilities management, including procurement of supplies and equipment and contracts with outside vendors. 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. Direct and supervise the Shared Services team of four employees. Administrative Operations: Recommend, draft and oversee administration policies and procedures, including, but not limited to facilities, travel, and office management. Direct and exercise oversight of inventory of all fixed assets assuring accordance with federal regulations. Develop and implement standards for file management (e-files, computer files, permanent files, etc.) including offsite/ onsite storage management in partnership with Agreement Management. Direct all internal day-to-day office procedures to ensure smooth and efficient operations including facility management, procurement of office supplies and space planning. Oversee and coordinate travel activities; including managing Pact's primary travel vendor. Direct and lead all items as they relate to facilities management including; lease management, telecommunications and data voicemail systems, office printers, building maintenance and construction management, mailroom management, printing and distribution of materials. Anticipate and plan contingencies for emergencies that may affect domestic office operations (e.g. long-term power failures, inability to access the office due to natural disasters or terrorists acts, etc.). Deliver ethical, professional, and effective purchasing services and support leveraging Pact's buying power through supplier management, contract negotiation, adoption of technologies and collaborative buying. Promote Pact's commitments to supplier diversity, the local business community, and the environment. Assist Agreement Management with the creation, and proper execution and document retention of all consultant agreements processed through HQ. Support and partner with the Human Resources Department in scheduling, creating and delivering new employee orientation and coordinating office set up. Direct and oversee the scheduling of conference rooms, space management for visitors. Manage an annual budget of over $500,000. Plan, coordinate and support office events and meetings including service of food and drink, installation and de-installation of events, and material preparation. Communicate all staff any announcements pertaining to building access, weather, holiday closings, etc. Performs other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree, or the equivalent. Driven by an honest desire to catalyze opportunities for people and handle conflicts in a constructive and supportive manner. Proven ability to choose the best course of action and make decisions in line with the strategic initiatives of the organization. Willingness to work on tasks outside of his/her comfort zone to get the job done. Proven track record in managing confidential information with discretion. Experience in project management with proven ability to multi-task and manage around changing priorities. Strong communications skills and ability to problem-solve difficult issues. Good negotiating and organizational skills. Strong understanding of budgets. Competence and proficiency using common desktop applications and internal systems. Preferred Qualifications: Six years of relevant experience in an office setting with minimum of 4 years in supervision. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0118. 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.
****************************** *BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST WASHINGTON, DC
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Business Development Specialist in our Washington, DC office. The Business Development Specialist will support successful strategic planning and proposal development activities. The Business Development Specialist will support the marketing and sales capability within CA-USA to strategically position CA-USA as a major competitor in the marketplace; and to effectively promote Crown Agents' portfolio of services and products. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in International Development, Business, or a related field required. Minimum of three years related professional work experience with at least one year of prior work experience in international development required. Fluency in English is required; bilingual ability is preferred. Legal ability to work in the United States is required. Related work experience in business development with an international company preferred; demonstrated work history with a for-profit and/or non-profit government contractor in international development preferred. Knowledge of USAID, MCC, World Bank, Department of State, and/or private donors preferred. Demonstrated project research skills including prior experience researching internet sites and databases to gather competitive intelligence to aid in the proposal process. Microsoft Client Relationship Management (CRM) or similar software knowledge preferred. Proven, strong attention to detail and above average writing and editing skills. Above average verbal and written communication skills in English. Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a rapidly changing environment. Must demonstrate personal attributes such as loyalty and integrity in addition to being pro- active and committed to change, which is inherent in this position. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Publisher and Visio a plus. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your cover letter and CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with "14-106 Business Development Specialist", in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. 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.
****************************** *ASSISTANT TEAM LEADER, WINNER PROJECT EVALUATION HAITI
MSI is seeking an Assistant Team Leader for the Winner Project Evaluation. The Assistant Team Leader will support the Team Leader in planning the evaluation, coordinating the implementation of the evaluation, conducting a survey of the targeted population, and authoring the report, in particular findings, conclusions and recommendations. The Assistant Team Leader shall be a Haitian citizen with experience in implementing mix-methods (qualitative and quantitative) surveys. He/she should have the ability to plan the routes for the data collection, form and schedule the fieldwork teams, which are generally composed of supervisors and interviewers. This work will take place in Haiti from November 2014 to around July 2014 with approximately 70 total days of LOE. Responsibilities: Assist the team leader in planning the evaluation, coordinating implantation and authoring sections of the final report. Plan routes for data collection for a survey of the target population. Form and schedule fieldwork teams for the survey. QUALIFICATIONS: 5-10 years of experience conducting evaluations, including experience implementing mix-methods (qualitative and quantitative) surveys. Master's degree in a relevant field (statistics, agronomy, economics, sociology). Fluency in both English and French. Strong communication and coordination skills. USAID experience preferred. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com
****************************** *TECHNICAL ADVISER I - DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND RESILIENCE BALTIMORE, MD
Catholic Relief Services has posted an opening for a TA for Disaster Risk Reduction and Livelihood Resilience whose primary responsibility will be to ensure the integration of best practices in DRR and Resilience in CRS emergency response and recovery programs. REQUIRES: Master's degree in international development or related field. Minimum of five years of experience in the design, management, & implementation of a wide range of humanitarian operations. Ability to take initiative and work independently. Demonstrated capacity to work in teams and operate efficiently in stressful and fluid environments. For more information and to apply visit www.crs.org/about/careers/. Vacancy no: D2062
****************************** LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF
Lutheran World Relief has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.lwr.org/jobs/index.asp
*CONSULTANT DATABASE
Lutheran World Relief maintains a consultant database of development experts with the technical skills and expertise to implement our programs. This database is available to LWR staff worldwide and is utilized for both short and long term consultancies. If you have at least 5 years of sector specific professional experience and would like to be included in our database visit www.lwr.org/jobs/index.asp.
*EMERGENCY PROGRAM MANAGER - LATIN AMERICA REGION BALTIMORE, MD
The Emergency Program Manager, Latin America Region plays the lead role in supporting Lutheran World Relief's country offices in the region in the areas of program development and implementation during emergency deployments. REQUIRES: Master's degree in humanitarian action, disaster response, emergency management, international development, or a relevant social science field preferred; Bachelors with equivalent work experience will be considered. Seven or more years of experience in emergency management, disaster response or humanitarian action either public sector, NGO or other practitioner level, including direct experience with first-phase emergency response. Knowledge of the core concepts, tools and resources of disaster management and emergency response, especially related to the Humanitarian Architecture and Quality and Accountability.
****************************** *PROGRAM MANAGER - EBOLA RESPONSE DAKAR, SENEGAL
Oxfam America has posted an opening for a Program Manager who will assume full responsibilities for effective and timely leadership management of the humanitarian project. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in Management or other related disciplines. Minimum of six years' experience in a similar position. Proven and substantial humanitarian management experience in leading teams, and ensuring the delivery of program strategy, either through partners or directly, in one or more challenging locations. Experience in leading and motivating multi-disciplinary, geographically remote teams; a high degree of self-awareness and an understanding of how to drive and support excellent team performance and individual development. For more information and to apply visit www.oxfamamerica.org/whoweare/jobs/available-positions.
****************************** *RESEARCH ASSISTANT, QUANTITATIVE BETHESDA
Abt Associates has posted an opening for a Research Assistant who assists experienced professionals in a variety of research and analysis tasks by collecting, compiling and checking data using standard practices and techniques in the field(s) of specialization. Under close supervision, may perform computer modeling, simulation or simple Forecasting using standard software packages. Learns to apply specialized quantitative and/or qualitative analysis techniques and methods. REQUIRES: This is an entry-level position requiring quantitative, writing and/or research competencies and skills. Strong academic record required. For more information please go to www.abtassociates.com. Vacancy no: 14001
****************************** *ECONOMIST, WATER SCARCITY INITIATIVE CAIRO, EGYPT
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted an opening for an Economist, Water Scarcity Initiative (P-2) in Cairo. The Economist will contribute to the implementation of the project "Support Cooperation on Water Resource Management in the Lower Mesopotamia (Tigris and Euphrates basin in Iran, Iraq and Syria)." REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in agriculture economics and/or water resources management. Three years of relevant experience in the field of agricultural water management in one or more of the following areas: water economics and development programs in water management, economics policy and institutions, agricultural water economics issues. Working knowledge of English. TO APPLY: Send your application to: V.A RNE-89-14-PRJ, Operations Unit, 11 El Eslah El Zerai Street, Dokki 12311 Cairo, Egypt, P.O. Box 2223 Cairo, Fax: 002 02 37495981; 002 02 33373419, e-mail: RNE-89-14-PRJ@fao.org. Closing date: 11/30/14. Vacancy no: RNE-89-14-PRJ
****************************** 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, TRANSPORT FACILITATION AND LOGISTICS SECTION BANGKOK
A Chief, Transport Facilitation and Logistics Section (P-5) is sought in Bangkok. Duties: Leads or participates in the formulation, organization and management of programmes promoting the development of cross-border and transit transport, bilateral, plurilateral and international transport facilitation agreements, freight forwarding, multimodal transport and logistics in the sea/land transport sectors, and the formulation of possible economic strategies, policies and actions for adoption by the member governments. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in transport, law, economics or a related field is required. Ph. D degree is desirable. Minimum of 10 years (or 12 years for candidates with a first level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in transport or transport-related fields is required. Experience in leading and managing a sizable work unit is required. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining professional networks is required. Research and analysis in the above fields as demonstrated through authored publications is desirable. Closing date: 1/3/15. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-ESCAP-37926-R-BANGKOK(G)
*HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER GENEVA
A Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Head of Activation and Coordination Support Unit (P-4) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Oversee the support to OCHA's Emergency Response Task Force in emergencies, including team composition, mailing lists, information analysis, reporting, and audio/ video conferencing. Provide guidance and advice in developing and operationalizing OCHA's emergency response procedures, and facilitate the conduct of After Action Reviews, as well as related training and simulation exercises. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in disaster/ emergency response management at international level is required. Working experience in regional or international information or crisis centres in particular within the United Nations System is desirable. Experience in using computer based disaster/ emergency information systems is an asset. Closing date: 1/2/14. Vacancy no: 14-HRA-OCHA-36688-R-GENEVA (X)
*DEPUTY EXECUTIVE SECRETARY FOR PROGRAMMES BANGKOK
A Deputy Executive Secretary for Programmes (D-2) is sought in Bangkok. Duties: Supporting the implementation of the Executive Secretary's vision to strengthen the analytical and normative research and resultant publications, including the development and maintenance of a strong vetting process, with a view to elevating ESCAP's capacity, profile, and impact in the region. Works closely with the Executive Secretary to build and strengthen the analytical and intellectual capacity of ESCAP by enhancing the research, analysis and knowledge sharing work of ESCAP with policy communities and influential academic institutions regionally and globally. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, development, finance or related field. Ph.D. in economics or related field is desirable. Over fifteen years (or over seventeen years for candidates with a first level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in economics, financing for development, or related field. Experience in programmatic activities in an international or multicultural institution highly desirable. Closing date: 12/27/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-ESCAP-38254-D- BANGKOK(G)
****************************** *DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PARIS
The Organisation For Economic Co-Operation and Development is looking for a dynamic and visionary Deputy Executive Director who will provide leadership and strategic direction to leverage the IEA's comparative advantage. As a key member of the Senior Management team of the IEA, s/he will be responsible for advancing the strategic orientations of the Executive Director. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in economics or energy policy. Extensive practical knowledge and experience at a senior level of energy policies, through high level public service work experience in a national administration or an international organization. Excellent understanding of current international energy policy issues, as well as of the implications of the economic crisis and the role of the emerging economies in the global economy. Please apply online at https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/joblist.ftl?lang=en. Closing date: 12/1/14. Job Number: 09488.
****************************** *SENIOR RELATIONS OFFICER GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
The International Labour Office seeks a Senior Relations Officer (P-5) in Geneva. The Senior Relations Specialist will be responsible for determining priorities, planning, organizing and coordinating the work developed by ACTRAV and the ILO in the region, with a special focus on the activities related to workers' organizations. He/she will plan, schedule the work of and oversee the performance of ACTRAV's Specialists in Workers' Activities in the Regional Offices as well as liaise with the Programme Officer for Workers' Activities for the region in the Turin Centre. The Senior Relations Specialist will provide advice to senior ILO officials on main trends, challenges and policies and coordinate the provision of services to the region's members of the Workers' Group represented in the different institutional settings. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in economics, labour law, public administration, industrial relations, political science or other relevant field. At least ten years of professional experience at national level, in dealing with issues pertaining to relations, actions and programmes of workers' organizations, of which at least seven years at the international level in a senior position. TO APPLY: Please visit ILO's e-Recruitment website at: erecruit.ilo.org. The system provides instructions for online application procedures. Closing date: 11/30/14. Vacancy no: CALL /P/2014/16
****************************** INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs.
*DIVISION CHIEF, CLIMATE CHANGE & SUSTAINABILITY WASHINGTON, DC
The Division Chief will support the Bank's strategy and operations in the areas of climate change and sustainability. A key component of the responsibilities will be to ensure a successful management of the technical and professional talent in these areas and lead a collaboration process with other Divisions and Departments across the organization to translate innovation in Bank products, processes, and instruments into relevant programs and projects outcomes. REQUIRES: Master's degree (PhD preferred) in engineering, environmental science, economics, public policy, environmental, natural resources or other relevant fields with specialized knowledge on climate change issues. At least 10 years of relevant experience related to the key responsibilities of the position. Proven experience in Latin America or the Caribbean is strongly preferred. Strong technical background and proven management track record. The ideal candidate should be recognized as an authority among peers in his/her specific discipline. Peer- reviewed publications (journals or books) in the area of climate change are a plus. Vacancy no: 1400006954. Closing date: 12/24/14.
*PRODUCT AND SERVICES EXTERNAL CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The objective of the consultancy is to support the development of Bank performance indicators to measure private sector aspects of the Institutional Strategy, based on the IDB's update to its Institutional Strategy, international best practices and consultations with Bank staff. REQUIRES: Master's Degree or equivalent in areas of expertise, and two years of relevant professional experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably working on the private sector at a multilateral development institution. Languages: English and Spanish. Areas of Expertise: Private sector, international development, corporate performance measurement; prior experience working with the IDB or a similar institution. Vacancy no: 1400007072
*DEFINED TERM CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The consultancy main objectives will be assisting the Manager's office in: Preparing information and reports to support the monitoring of INE's operational program; Providing reporting support for budget preparation and execution; carrying out basic research and applied analysis to support the Manager's corporate activities, and supporting INE's website and communication's platform as needed. REQUIRES: Master's degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Information Technology or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience. Fluency with strong writing skills in English and Spanish. Previous experience in the use of Bank's corporate data systems: Budget Planning, OPUS, WLMS, PeopleSoft and Lawson preferred. Proficiency in the use of databases for report generation. Experience in the areas of portfolio management, and financial analysis is desired. Vacancy no: 1400006940
****************************** *PRINCIPAL RESEARCH ECONOMIST AFRICA
The African Development Bank has posted an opening for a Principal Research Economist (PL-4) in Africa. Duties: Conceptualize, carry out, and publish research papers in professional journals, collective volumes, and the Bank's Working Paper Series. Participate actively in conferences, seminars, and other learning events. REQUIRES: A Ph.D. in Economics or a related discipline with proven track record of publications in referred journals. A Master's degree complemented by a strong research background and proven record of publications in refereed journals may be acceptable. At least six (6) years of relevant professional experience in development policy research and analysis and the study of economic conditions in developing countries, notably Africa. Publication record in the areas of impact assessment and related areas in peer reviewed journals is an advantage. TO APPLY: Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: recruit@afdb.org) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF), available from the Bank's web site, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Closing date: 11/30/14. Vacancy no: ADB/14/064
****************************** *SENIOR YOUTH AND HIV ADVISOR 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 Senior Youth and HIV Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, United States, Agency for International Development (GH/OHA/ISD), United States Agency for International Development. INTRODUCTION: It is the goal of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Youth in Development Policy to improve the capacities and enable the engagement of youth to enable them to contribute to and benefit from more stable, democratic, and prosperous societies. USAID's objectives are to strengthen youth programming, participation and partnership by mainstreaming and integrating youth issues and promoting young people's participation across Agency initiatives. USAID continues to be at the forefront of the U.S. Government (USG) response in the fight against HIV/AIDS. USAID is a key partner in the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and works closely with other USG agencies on this 10-year, multi-billion dollar initiative in more than 120 countries. USAID is also the lead agency implementing the $63 billion Global Health Initiative (GHI), which promotes an integrated and synergistic approach to global health. The Senior Youth and HIV Advisor (the "Advisor") is a senior-level position within the Global Health Bureau's Office of HIV/AIDS (GH/OHA) who will work collaboratively across the Agency to support these goals. A major focus of the position will be to advise OHA on technically sound approaches to preventing new infections in young people as part of the goal to achieve an "AIDS-free generation." The Advisor will provide technical leadership in the area of policies and programs relating to adolescents and young adults at risk of, vulnerable to, infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS. Working in tandem with Global Health Bureau staff, the Advisor will also address the full continuum of response for young people, including care and treatment for HIV- positive youth, broader social and economic interventions to reduce young women's vulnerability to HIV, and appropriate linkages with pregnancy prevention and other health and development programs for youth. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent serves in the Implementation Support Division (ISD) within OHA. S/he works under the overall supervision of the ISD Division Chief, with day-to-day technical and programmatic direction provided by the Integration and Youth Team Leader. The Advisor will also work closely with other headquarters staff working on youth-related activities, notably the OHA youth advisor, the OHA prevention team, the youth advisor in the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, and the cross- bureau Youth Corps in USAID/Washington. The Advisor will participate in relevant PEPFAR interagency Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and liaise with other development and implementing partners engaged in issues relating to youth and HIV. The Advisor's responsibilities include the following: Provide technical leadership on youth and HIV within OHA and GH. Serve as primary subject matter expert on the intersection of young people and HIV; maintain knowledge of current literature, trends and program experiences. Contribute to the formulation of USAID's strategic approach to HIV/AIDS programming for young people, aligned with the Agency's Youth in Development Policy and Global Health strategy. Provide advice to OHA and pillar and Regional Bureaus on evidence-based and best practice approaches to addressing the HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment needs of diverse segments of young people in different regional contexts, with special attention to gender-differentiated approaches. Serve as a technical advisor for OHA's youth-specific technical assistance mechanisms; work with OHA activity managers for other centrally-managed mechanisms to ensure that HIV/AIDS activities addressing youth are technically sound. Promote positive youth development program innovations, along with strong evaluation; e.g., test behavioral economics and structural interventions, use of private sector channels and new information and communication technology to promote youth engagement. Advise on appropriate linkages between HIV/AIDS services for youth, and between HIV/AIDS services and other health and development interventions. Make presentations at meetings and conferences on issues relating to youth and HIV, and share USAID's experiences on positive youth development programming. B. Advise USAID field Missions on country-specific youth strategies and programs. Participate in country-level planning processes and youth assessments; analyze country-specific data and recommend appropriate strategies to reduce new HIV infections and to increase uptake of critical HIV/AIDS services among youth, including cross-sector approaches where relevant. Assist in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs providing prevention and other HIV services for youth, incorporating linkages to other health and development services, especially pregnancy prevention, as appropriate. Support country teams in monitoring and evaluating the technical quality of HIV programs serving young people; participate in site visits to assess performance and make recommendations for redesign and improvements in implementation. In collaboration with the office counterparts, advise on strategic approaches to building in-country capacity to support HIV programming for youth, including engagement with youth- serving, civil society, government, academic and other relevant institutions to build the human resource base to sustain high quality youth programming in the future. Facilitate sharing of best practices across USG country programs. C. Strengthen collaboration with other USG agencies and development partners. Participate in PEPFAR interagency Technical Working Groups (TWGs) engaged in issues related to young people and HIV, particularly the General Population and Youth HIV Prevention and Gender TWGs; contribute to the technical direction for the design, implementation and evaluation of PEPFAR-funded programs for youth. Strengthen coordination with multinational, bilateral and international NGO partners working on youth and HIV, including the World Health Organization, UNICEF and other donor agencies. Attend donor meetings to share information and experiences and develop consensus on appropriate strategies. Maintain a network of professional contacts working on youth issues, including leading researchers and practitioners in the field of HIV and youth. REQUIREMENTS The contractor must have: Masters' degree or higher in public health or other relevant behavioral/ social science field preferred. Demonstrated youth development and/or sexual reproductive health experience. Expertise in HIV preferred, but not required. State-of-the-art knowledge of literature and current and emerging research on positive youth development, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and evidence-based youth- interventions. Minimum seven years working on domestic and/or international health issues, including at least five years' experience designing, implementing and/or evaluating youth-focused health programs. A combination of both domestic and international is highly desirable. Demonstrated skills in data analysis, program design, strategic planning, program coordination and/or implementation, especially within a developing country context. Strong professional networks in youth health programs and research. Excellent analytical and written and oral communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work across USG agencies and cross- culturally with diverse teams. Excellent judgment, maturity, creativity and problem- solving skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Willingness to travel 25% of time to developing countries in all regions, including Africa. Fluency in one or more widely spoken foreign languages preferred. US Citizenship or Permanent Residency required. 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 www.iapws.com. Candidates meeting the requirements for the position will be required to provide a USAID 1420-17 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet to document employment and salary history. Application Deadline: December 4, 2014. CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity Employers EOE M/F/D/V
****************************** *STATE COORDINATOR PANYAGOR, SOUTH SUDAN
CARE is seeking a talented State Coordinator who will aim to ensure high quality implementation of CARE's program in Jonglei State in the most effective manner possible. In particular to make every effort to ensure that the program objectives/ outputs are achieved according to the work plan, the donor's requirement and within the contracted project period. Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. Primary Responsibilities: Project design & implementation: contribute to the Country Office (CO) program strategy for the area program in collaboration with the Asst. Country Director for Program (ACDP), Country Director (CD) and Program Quality (PQ) coordinator. Program support & security: line manage field based program support staff through the Program Support (PS) manager and Area Managers in collaboration with the Asst. Country Director for Program Support (ACDPS). Contract and financial management: Ensure established project financial management and monitoring systems that are compatible with Country Office policies and procedures are in place. Personnel management: develop, define and maintain updated job descriptions for all relevant Project staff, which clearly delineate the roles and responsibilities of each staff member. External relations: establish and maintain positive working relationships with other institutions involved in the project. This should include regular contact to ensure they are fully and appropriately involved in the project. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum relevant Master's degree or graduate with significant relevant experience. At least 7 years' experience working in conflict/ post conflict context, preferably in Africa. At least 4 years' experience in a program management setting, with demonstrated experience in line managing staff. Experience in managing a program of similar size/ complexity. Demonstrated experience in gender analysis and women's empowerment. Demonstrated experience in humanitarian programming in conflict environments. Strong understanding of humanitarian accountability and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). Demonstrated experience in program assessments, problem analysis and program design. Demonstrated experience working within insecure environments. Demonstrated experience in humanitarian coordination with stakeholders including United Nations (UN), government, rebels and other humanitarian agencies. Team player, who is able to develop strong collaborative relations across the organization, in both the program and program support departments. Strong advisory skills, and proven ability to support field teams to improving the quality of programming. Strong gender and conflict analysis skills, and the ability to articulate and design programs using a rights based approach. Preferably the incumbent also has a strong grasp of CAREs Unifying Framework for understanding the underlying causes of poverty and vulnerability. Proven budgeting and financial management skills. Ability to develop and articulate program ideas related to Peacebuilding, gender, governance and civil society. Demonstrated ability to advise and coach field staff. Ability to work and live under difficult conditions. Strong project management skills and experience. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 502. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
****************************** *SENIOR PAYROLL / STAFF ACCOUNTANT WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Senior Payroll/ Staff Accountant in Washington, DC. Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The General Accounting/ Global Treasury Department, a unit of Financial Services under the Office of the CFO contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization's ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Senior Payroll/ Staff Accountant is responsible for assuring the timely and accurate processing of payroll for domestic and expatriate employees. The Senior Payroll/ Staff Accountant will perform high level accounting and payroll duties, ensuring compliance with established procedures. S/he will support the needs of a rapidly growing company as the payroll subject matter expert and as an integral member of the Pact General Accounting team. This position also supports various A/P and G/L management duties. Partnering closely with Pact's Global Human Resources and Finance teams, this position works to improve efficiencies by implementing best practices while ensuring regulatory compliance and building excellent cross-functional relationships. Key Responsibilities: Ensure timely and accurate payroll processing for both US and expatriate employees by managing and reviewing semi-monthly/ monthly payrolls. Ensure compliance with statutory regulations, company policy, and internal SOX controls. Act as a business partner to the Global Human Resources team, providing guidance and support in the implementation of corporate initiatives. Act as the system administrator to payroll and timekeeping applications, such as PayExpert and Unanet, to ensure system performance, security and data integrity. Maintain validation tables; create ad hoc and routine reports using the report writing software. Provide ADP and Unanet system support pertaining to user access. Manage new system implementations related to payroll process. Perform user testing. Manage and coordinate expatriate employees' tax and immigration related matters in both host and guest countries. Respond to tax notices, wage orders, and governmental correspondences. Support various internal and external audits. Review and prepare for sign off quarterly and annual payroll tax filings. Review and reconcile quarterly payroll tax report (941). Responsible for the generation and posting of payroll related journal entries, performing account reconciliations of key payroll accounts and supporting month end close activities. Perform other AP and General ledger functions as assigned. Ad-hoc reporting and special projects as required by senior management. Basic REQUIREMENTS: BA/BS degree. Minimum of 4 years of payroll experience or comparable experience. Advanced knowledge of Excel and Budgeting. Proficient in MS Office Suite. Experience with financial management in nonprofit environments. Excellent problem solving and analytical skills, including the ability to research, analyze and reconcile data. Strong, concise written and oral communications skills. Excellent analytical skills and attention to details. Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task and adapt to frequently changing priorities and work independently. Outstanding skill at working collaboratively with all levels of employees, management and third parties. Respect for maintaining confidentiality of sensitive data. Preferred Qualifications: Six years of experience managing the end to end payroll process, preferably for a non-profit with multiple international locations 200-500 employees. CPP Certification desired but not required. Experience managing expatriate payrolls and related expatriate allowances. Knowledge of multi-state tax and wage & hour laws. General knowledge of human resources, benefit administration and reporting principles and practices. Working experience using a web-based payroll and HRIS application, preferably ADP. Experience working with AP and General Ledger functions. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0119. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY, COLOMBIA - ARTISANAL GOLD MINING, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REDUCTION MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA
Pact is seeking a Chief of Party, Colombia - Artisanal Gold Mining, Environmental Impact Reduction in Medellin. Reporting to the Country Director, the Chief of Party is responsible for leading a five-year USAID-funded program to support the Government of Colombia (GOC) in reducing the environmental impacts of artisanal and small scale mining (ASM), with special emphasis on eliminating the use of mercury and recuperating degraded areas left by gold mining. Objectives will focus on improving law-abiding mining operations in the target geographies, increasing access by small- scale miners to legal support and additional economic opportunities and supporting the transformation of degraded areas into productive areas with a focus on commercial forestry plantations. The Chief of Party will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program. S/he will also be the key contact with USAID. The successful candidate will be able to make key decisions and solve problems in short time frames while ensuring operational and program integrity. The Chief of Party will oversee a team of operations staff and technical area managers. This position is contingent upon funding. Key Responsibilities: Provide overall leadership, program and organizational management, and be in close communication with USAID. Make key decisions and solve problems in short time frames while ensuring operational and program integrity. Provide high-quality technical guidance and support that is grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adheres to expected technical quality. Remain up to date on good practices and developments in ASM and environmental impact reduction programming in order to ensure program quality and impact. Formulate and guide the implementation of the program based on program targets. Oversee team managers for the implementing partners, and technical, finance, grants, and M&E issues related to the project. Develop staff and partner capacity and technical knowledge. Lead the development of annual workplans and other planning documents, including development of corresponding activity budgets. Track progress of activities against workplan and spending against project budgets. Coordinate donor and organizational reporting per requirements and as requested; and ensure quality of project data and all narrative reports. Oversee project reviews and evaluations and ensure timely utilization and dissemination learning for continual improvement of project activities and overall strategy. Represent Pact and the project in relevant meetings with stakeholders, including partners, donors and government, and in external forums and working groups related to extractives and/or natural resource management. Participate in organizational Communities of Practice related to the project focus. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Required minimum of 10 years of professional experience in leading and managing large natural resource management-related international development programs or projects. A minimum of 5 years of experience should be in managing programs in mining or forestry. Required Masters level degree in management, international development or a field of study related to the program scope of work. Required demonstrated capabilities in institutional capacity building, high-level strategic visioning and leadership and experience in working effectively with civil society, local, regional and central-level government authorities and with USAID or other development partners. Required proven exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of similar-sized international donor supported programs, with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting. Required fluency in English and Spanish and strong communication skills. Practical knowledge of USAID contract rules and regulations. Demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing programs with multiple implementation sites, partners and beneficiaries. Demonstrated experience supervising, managing and developing staff. Preferred Qualifications: Strong preference for work experience in Colombia. Preference for experience managing large programs with multiple partners. Preference for prior experience as Chief of Party. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0137. 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 OF PRINCIPAL AND PLANNED GIVING REMOTE
Plan International USA is seeking a Director of Principal and Planned Giving. The Opportunity: Plan is one of the largest and oldest development organizations committed to advancing children's lives through education, protection, health, and access to full opportunities. Plan is in the midst of a five-year Strategic Planning initiative where it is looking carefully at where and how it can have the most impact on children's lives so they survive and thrive into healthy, productive adults. Plan is about impact - about making positive change for children, families, and communities in 50 countries around the world. Plan has dynamic leadership at the CEO, institutional, marketing, and philanthropy levels. The organization raised over $80 million last year in combined efforts through individual, corporate, foundations, and institutional fundraising. It is part of an $800M global federation. Quick facts about Plan: In 2013, Plan worked with 78 million children in 90,229 communities. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations. Plan's core values and team member experience make it a respectful and enjoyable environment in which to work. Staff is committed to seeing the vision come to life. Plan is poised for growth in the coming years. This unique opportunity is ideal for a creative and skilled professional who is inspired and challenged by opportunities for growth; is not afraid to take risks; and can secure principal and planned gifts, and lead planned giving department. The Director of Principal and Planned Giving has an exciting opportunity to manage the Northeast portfolio, guide and motivate colleagues and leadership volunteers in their fund raising efforts, as well as travel domestically and internationally, as needed. The position is designed to be remote; however there is flexibility as we have office locations in Warwick, RI and Washington, DC. Plan International USA Headquarters located in Warwick, Rhode Island, minutes from the city of Providence. This small city is home to world-class restaurants, community events, Brown University, and much more. The position reports to the Senior Director of Development. Position Summary: The Director of Principal and Planned Giving works closely with the Senior Director of Development, as well as other members of the Philanthropy Team to support Plan International USA's efforts to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward leadership ($100,000+) and major gift ($1,000- $99,999) donors. This position also supervises Plan's Bequest Administrator officer and ensures we have a strong planned giving strategy and giving vehicles. Main Responsibilities of the Job: Secure principal and planned gifts through written requests and face-to-face solicitations independently, with board volunteers, Plan program staff, or with members of Plan International USA's Executive Team. Supervise Bequest Administrator and work with team to integrate planned giving targets and prospects into their portfolios. Maintain a portfolio of 150 donors in varying stages of the cultivation/ solicitation/ stewardship cycle; establish a top 25 and bench of 50 next level donors for more personal attention. Serve as main point of communication to all donors in portfolio, ensuring timely communication, appropriate asks, regular follow-up, and donor engagement. Utilize SalesForce to help track all activities and donor responses. Responsible for donor tracking (prospect management) by maintaining accurate, up-to-date, detailed donor records and contact information. Work with the Prospect Researcher to identify leadership, principal and planned giving prospects. Create an individual donor development plan for each donor/ prospect in his/her portfolio; develop and implement long-term donor cultivation and solicitation strategies. Work with the Senior Director of Development as well as the Prospect Researcher to determine best ask based on prospect's interest, philanthropic goals and ability to give. Prepare proposals for principal and planned gift asks and regular program updates to donors; Prepare briefing memos for CEO, board or others engaged in donor meetings/ calls/ events. Establish and build volunteer leadership capacity for Plan in designated region to assist in raising Plan's profile and expand the number of supporters to Plan. Participate in professional associations/ events to increase awareness of Plan in private donor community. Partnering with the communications and marketing teams, ensure we have updated, compelling campaign materials to share with prospects, volunteer leadership and board. Work closely with Finance team. REQUIREMENTS: College degree and 10 years' experience in development with a strong practicing background in major gifts fund raising. Proven track record of securing large major and planned gifts; A track record of developing, organizing and executing a variety of successful cultivation activities, fund-raising and program events for varied audiences and purposes; Proven experience in leading and motivating volunteer committees to identify and cultivate leadership and major gift prospects; Outstanding people skills and excellent communication skills - both written and oral; Outgoing, confident and graciously persistent personality; Excellent problem-solving, time management and organizational skills; Ability to work as a team player, as well as function independently in remote office setting; Ability to maintain confidentiality; Ability to travel both domestically and internationally, as needed; In-depth knowledge of current trends in philanthropy; Working knowledge of various planned gift vehicles (annuities, trusts, etc.); Proficiency in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Proficiency in SalesForce. Success Factors: Ability to develop personal relationships with a variety of people in a variety of contexts; A high degree of comfort in dealing with individuals of influence and affluence; Ability to secure and increase contributions from major donors and prospects; Ability to represent both the programs and heart of Plan to external audiences; Superb organizational and multi- tasking skills; Demonstrated passion for fund raising and genuine interest in the international relief and development world; Comfortable making "cold calls" and regularly following-up with prospects and professional advisors. Able to set and meet revenue targets for Principal & Planned Gifts. TO APPLY: submit your cover letter and CV on-line at our website www.planusa.org/jobopps to Job Req # 2014-0297. Closing date: Open until filled.
****************************** *PROGRAM MANAGER, HEALTH WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA is seeking a Program Manager who will work as a member of the Water, Sanitation and Health Team and have technical/ management/ backstopping responsibility of grant-funded projects from a range of institutional, foundation and multilateral donors. The Program Manager will also be responsible for promoting technical quality in the implementation of Health projects and building the technical capacity of staff in Plan's field offices. S/he will participate in related research and documentation efforts and represent Plan at sector meetings and events. H/she will also contribute to the technical design of project proposals to institutional, foundation, and corporate donors. Main Responsibilities of the Job: The Program Manager will perform the following duties: Program Management and Support: (60%): Participate in the management/ backstopping of multi-year grant-funded projects, including providing technical and project management support for the assessment, management, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and compliance with donor rules and regulations; Identify project monitoring and evaluation needs on field programs and work with the M&E team in developing M&E action plans and work with the M&E team in supporting the documentation of effective practice and program impact related to Plan programs; Promote program quality by identifying field programs' technical needs and coordinating the necessary technical assistance; Represent Plan to donors, colleague agencies, government and the private sector when requested; Present results of implementation at international conferences and through international working groups; Participate in the development of organizational processes and procedures to ensure efficient operations of program implementation; and Participate in the development of multi-year funding proposals related to their areas of expertise. Prospecting and Proposal Development: (25%): Assists with the identification of potential business opportunities. Supports Business development team to fulfill donors' information requests. Works in collaboration with the BD team on Program Design. Provides technical input into institutional, corporate and foundation fundraising proposals sources based on priorities and strategies. Provides support to individual fundraising, as necessary. USNO Representation and Dissemination: (5%): Responds to requests for information from the field. Liaises with other staff members to share information regarding projects, to discuss field needs, and to develop strategies. Represents Plan to the international community in the U.S. through participation in key coalitions. Such representation may include speaking/ presenting on behalf of Plan, facilitating the attendance and participation of Plan field personnel, and networking with other attendees and presenters. Ensures coordination and information sharing across Plan USA and Plan International teams. Cross-functional facilitator: (10%): Provides bridge between the Program team and all other Plan USA teams to ensure that all opportunities are appropriately directed and followed through. Informs and educates IP team members in areas where their involvement would be beneficial based on the needs of the other Plan USA teams. As a member of the IP Team, where appropriate serves as the point person on the Program team to support these efforts. Staff management as requested. REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrated experience and expertise in proposal writing and business development processes, with preference given to candidates with USAID programming experience. Proven experience in the related field with preference for strong practical experience in a developing country (emergency or development). Experience in the management or backstopping of multi-year grant funded projects. Experience and/or demonstrable knowledge of key Team best-practices and approaches. Experience living/ working overseas in a developing country is a plus. Excellent representation, planning, and management skills. Ability and willingness to travel at least 25% of the time to designated countries, including in an emergency setting. Strong team player; and Strong report writing and presentation skills and fluency in written English. Foreign language proficiency either French or Spanish, a plus. Education and Experience: Master's Degree equivalent experience in Public Health or related field. At least five years professional experience in development organizations working on Health related projects, with increased management responsibilities. Work Environment: Typical office environment. Physical and mental demands: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. TO APPLY: please send cover letter and resume via our website www.planusa.org. Closing date is December 8, 2014.
****************************** *SENIOR MANAGER, FOUNDATION RELATIONS WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA is seeking a Senior Foundation Relations Manager who is a key member of the Foundation Relations team within the Business Development Unit of Plan International USA. The Manager will support the growth of the foundation funding portfolio of Plan USA by managing the cultivation of top priority US-based foundation prospects and donors, with particular focus on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Manager will be responsible for relationship building, grant proposals, and donor stewardship of assigned accounts. Funding secured from these accounts will contribute to a five-year strategy and revenue growth target for foundations, helping to diversify Plan USA's funding base and expand its work on behalf of children and communities worldwide. QUALIFICATIONS and Experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in philanthropy or fundraising required with demonstrated management responsibilities. Minimum of 2 years in international work or volunteer experience working overseas is strongly preferred. Previous employment at a US-based foundation such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, or significant responsibility for managing these accounts, is strongly preferred. MA in international development, public health, or a relevant field required. Believe passionately in Plan International's mission, vision and values. Strong working knowledge of international development. Experience within Plan International's programmatic sectors preferred. Strong working knowledge of the international development donor community, particularly foundations. Strong relationships and/or familiarity with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation preferred. Demonstrated success in achieving fundraising revenue goals, and closing six- and seven-figure private philanthropy grants. Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills. Grant proposal development experience required (from concept note to closure). Ability to think critically, objectively, analytically, and strategically. Attention to detail and timeliness in correspondence with donors and colleagues. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with an international staff, including colleagues from different functions/ cultures. Ability to maintain accountability and work independently while functioning as part of a cooperative and coordinated team. Previous experience supervising staff preferred. High level computer literacy. Able to speak a second language (French or Spanish) preferred. Ability to travel (domestically and internationally). TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume via our website www.planusa.org/jobopps. Closing date is November 30, 2014.
****************************** *BUDGET AND GRANTS MANAGER NEW YORK
The International Center for Transitional Justice is seeking a Budget and Grants Manager who is a core member of the Finance Department, with primary responsibility for overseeing ICTJ's budget process including preparation and working with the Controller on the mid-year budget review and on-going analysis. The Budget and Grants Manager is also responsible for allocating, tracking, and reporting on donor funds. Specifically for managing the administrative details of ICTJ's grants, managing the donor database, tracking the progress of current grants, working with program staff in preparing reports and budgets, and providing final financial reporting to properly close grants. The Budget and Grants Manager will work closely with the Development department regarding grant proposals/budgets and financial reporting. The Budget and Grants Manager supervises 2 Regional and Finance Grants Officers and a Development Assistant (1/3 of their time in regards to ICTJ's donor database - Raiser's Edge). Major Duties and Responsibility: Budget Preparation and Administration: Oversees all government and foundation grants and contracts in conjunction with the Development Department; Working closely with the CFAO, Controller and senior management, prepares annual budget calendar, and budget worksheets (including the preparation of all base salary, benefit and OTPS historical and current budget information); Working closely with the Development Department on the annual revenue projections (provides known grant contract/ agreement status reports); Produces annual fiscal year budget binder for each division/ department, senior management, Finance Committee and Board of Directors; Uploads/ inputs new budget information into ICTJ's financial and budget software system (MIP); Prepares and distributes ICTJ's mid-year budget analysis worksheets to all departments and country offices. Prepares ICTJ's mid-year review report, processes approved mid-year revisions and ensures that senior staff and project directors are kept informed of budget changes; Assists the Controller in the preparation of the monthly departmental expenditure analysis to determine where budgets are over and/or underspent. Assists the Controller with the coordination of quarterly meetings with all department directors, head of country offices, senior management and CFAO to review analysis and program changes impacting the budget; Updates or creates internal budget documents as necessary, prepares budget modification forms as needed, inputs changes into MIP, and communicates all changes to relevant staff. Working closely with program staff, prepares budget modification forms and no costs extension requests as needed; Working with the CFAO, assists in the preparation of quarterly budget status reports for senior management and the Finance Committee and Board of Directors. Reviews monthly budget variance reports and general ledger reports to insure that items are being charged to the correct program. Prepares correcting journal entries as required. Assists the Controller in determining appropriate allocation methodology for those items requiring allocation among different sources. Ensures that allocations are made correctly and reviews methodologies with program and administrative staff; Reviews personnel requests and personnel action forms to ensure there are adequate resources available to fill positions; Maintains ongoing communication with program staff regarding needs and budget status; and Train staff on budget policies and procedures; Prepare additional budget analyses as needed and other duties as may be required by the CFAO. Grant Administration: Ensure internal compliance with donors' grant conditions; Maintain a calendar of grant financial reports and audit report deadlines. Analyze cash flow and prepare spending projections for grants as needed. Maintain a calendar of pledges, payments and outstanding receivables. Facilitate kickoff meetings for new grants with program staff, Finance, and Development to ensure that there is agreement on planned expenditures of grants, knowledge of contract requirements and an appropriate coding structure in place. Working with Development staff, prepares or reviews budgets and budget narratives for submission in responses to requests for government and foundation proposals (RFPs). Support HQ program staff and field offices in reconciling HQ accounting records with donor financial reports. Work with program staff on preparation of donor financial reports for restricted grants. Prepares government and foundation interim and final financial reports (restricted and unrestricted). Prepare allocation for HQ salary/ fringe and international staff payments based on grant agreements/ budgets. Ensure grant expenses are applied to the appropriate general ledger fund, including necessary re-classing. Support Finance in preparation of annual organizational audit. Assist the Controller with the grant-specific audits. Liaise with program staff to update global institutional budget for the current fiscal year, reflecting staff time and overhead allocation across all grants. Prepare additional grant analyses as needed. Train staff on grant policies and procedures. Perform grant reconciliations and adjustments in MIP. Donor Database Management/ Administration: Ensure consistent entry of data into the Raiser's Edge (RE) database and maintain data integrity by using regular system checks. Maintain Access database for grant-tracking and report generation. Update as needed a policies and procedures manual for ICTJ use of RE. Update fields within RE based on organizational needs and programmatic directions. Position REQUIREMENTS: Education: Bachelor's Degree in administration, finance, accounting or related field. Master's degree preferred. Experience: Minimum 3-5 years progressively responsible work experience, preferably in budget analysis experience and grants administration. Related Skills or Knowledge: Incumbent should possess strong communication skills (verbal and written). Knowledge of advanced excel and analysis (including pivot tables) is required; Raiser's Edge and/or experience with relational databases (such as Microsoft Access) is preferred. Experience with complex budgets strongly preferred. Attention to detail is essential. Work Environment & Physical Demand: Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. TO APPLY: Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@ictj.org include job code B&G MGR in the subject line. Position open until filled.
****************************** *PROGRAM COORDINATOR, MALARIA AND CHILD SURVIVAL WASHINGTON, DC
PSI has posted an opening for a Coordinator who is responsible for supporting PSI's Malaria and Child Survival Team, reporting to the team's Program Manager. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject (Public Health, International Development) or equivalent experience. At least two years of prior work experience; preferably in the non-profit/ international development sector. Prior experience with major public health donors required. Proficiency in word processing and excel spreadsheet software essential; and Fluency in French, Spanish or Portuguese highly preferred. For more information and to apply visit www.psi.org/jobs. Vacancy no: 411
****************************** *EMBEDDED ADVISOR RWANDA
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking an Embedded Advisor in Rwanda Development Board (RDB) for the USAID Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSD-AG) in 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 (RDB). The Embedded Advisor would coordinate the establishment of a comprehensive GoR inter-agency investment framework for increasing private sector investment. This position will also be expected to include a number of systemic and/or cross cutting issues that are critical to achieving Objective One, including gender-equitable solutions to improved productivity and competitiveness, integration of youth and sustainable natural resource management that supports productivity improvements. QUALIFICATIONS: 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. Working experience on policy research and policy advocacy coordination and support to both public and private business and related civil society organizations is desirable. Working experience and familiarity with agricultural development and policy issues in the African context, agriculture sector strategies and investment plans is desirable. Excellent verbal and written communication in English is required. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with the title of the position you are applying for, in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagents.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
****************************** *DIRECTOR, GLOBAL CHILD DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS NATIONWIDE
Feed the Children, a large US non-profit with country operations in 10 countries, is looking for the right individual to join our team as Director, Global Child Development Operations. This role will lead planning, implementation and monitoring & evaluation of all child development programming and operations across all Feed the Children country teams. Specifically, this position will coordinate with all country Child Development Coordinators and US office departments to: 1) Oversee growth plans of program-level and country-level child development program activities. 2) Monitor the growth of child development program activities by established priorities. 3) Support and ensure integration of child sponsorship communication responsibilities/ activities into the child-focused community development (CFCD) program framework. 4) Monitor budget commitments, by country, to support CDP activities. 5) Ensure overall excellence in the area CDP and child enrollment, including data management and the communication between country office teams and US Office teams. 6) Spend extensive time in remote and isolated program areas, which may involve difficult travel and difficult accommodations; estimated at a range of 20 - 33% travel. This role is responsible for maintaining cohesive working relationships between country offices and US Office departments responsible for child enrollment, sponsorship acquisition and sponsorship engagement & processing. To see the qualifications for this position and apply please visit: http://www.feedthechildren.org/careers
****************************** WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE
The World Resources Institute has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.wri.org/jobs
*URBAN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE II WASHINGTON, DC
The UD Associate II will be expected to assist, review, mentor, represent and mediate research and project-specific work within the UD practice area as well as cross-program collaborations within the larger network of WRI international offices. REQUIRES: At least a master's degree in urbanism, sustainable urban development, architecture, or regional planning with an understanding of regional economics, climate, adaptation, and social equity. At least 5 years of relevant experience in sustainable urban development, regional development, urban economics, governance, adaptation, urban design, urbanism or urban and regional planning, addressing issues of accessibility, active transport (walking, biking), transit oriented development, housing, finance, and/or land use regulations.
*SHORT TERM CONSULTANCY: PREPARATION OF THE UNEP/GEF FOREST LANDSCAPE RESTORATION PROJECT WASHINGTON, DC
The specific objective of this consultancy is to provide country-related expertise and support for the development and finalization of the UNEP project document and GEF CEO Endorsement document by the preparation of a "Forest Landscape Restoration national project formulation report". REQUIRES: University degree in a field related to natural resource management, forestry, etc. Extensive knowledge of and at least five years' of relevant experience working in Indonesia on natural resource management and related topics. Prior consulting experience related to international cooperation (preferred). Strong network with senior Indonesia government officials and research organizations.
*ASSOCIATE WASHINGTON, DC
The selected candidate will be primarily responsible for the day to day coordination of "Initiative 20 by 20" in Latin America; providing support in the management of outreach and communications, data analysis and acting as a liaison with various stakeholders and participants in the initiative. REQUIRES: Advanced degree (Master's or PHD) in business administration, forestry, sustainable development, environmental policy, natural resource economics, finance, agronomy, ecology or related fields. Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience with exposure to international/ multicultural environments. Strong project management skills. Experience in client or donor-facing role. Excellent analytical, research and writing skills.
*RESEARCH, TOOLS, AND ECONOMICS DIRECTOR WASHINGTON, DC
The RTE Director will be expected to manage, coordinate, assist, review, mentor, represent, execute and mediate research, tools, economic analysis, and project-specific work within the RTE practice area as well as cross-program collaborations within the larger Cities network. REQUIRES: At least a master's degree in economics, urbanism, or development with an excellent understanding of regional economics, climate, adaptation, and social equity. Doctorate degree in the field is preferred. At least 12 years of relevant experience in sustainable urban development, urban design, urbanism or urban and regional planning, addressing issues of accessibility, active transport (walking, biking), transit oriented development, housing, and/or land use regulations. Understanding economic, climate, governance, development, and other urban issues in development countries is required, and at least 10 years direct experience in projects in cities in developing countries is highly desirable. Excellent quantitative, methodology, and other analytical skills.
*RESEARCH ANALYST WASHINGTON, DC
The World Resources Institute's Food, Forest, and Water Program has posted an opening for a full-time, independent, well-organized, and detail-oriented Research Analyst to provide research, communications, and administrative support to the Global Restoration Initiative team. REQUIRES: Undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences, Social Science or Political Science. Minimum 1-2 years relevant full time experience required. Excellent analytical, research and writing skills. Strong communications skills with excellent written and oral skills. Fluency (oral and written) in Spanish required.
*MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST, GLOBAL FOREST WATCH WASHINGTON, DC
The M&E Specialist will be responsible for executing an M&E strategy for GFW and contributing to a variety of documents for donors, including proposals, quarterly and annual reports, and evaluation reports. REQUIRES: Master's Degree in International Development, Environmental Policy/ Science, NGO Management, Public Administration, or related field. Minimum of 2-3 years of professional experience in performance monitoring, specifically collecting and analyzing data and working with teams to identify project results and impact. Familiarity with USAID/Norad/DFID policies and reporting requirements and methodology. Experience working on USAID- funded projects.
*PROGRAM COORDINATOR II WASHINGTON, DC
The PCII will report to the Global Partnerships manager and be responsible for coordinating the timely implementation and sponsorship of international projects across countries and areas of work. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree plus minimum of 1-2 years full-time work experience. Master's degree is a plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, and/or Mandarin is a plus. Competence with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Ability to juggle multiple assignments and work under pressure with tight deadlines. Ability to work as a team player. Highly motivated and resilient with an outstanding work ethic.
*SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR WASHINGTON, DC
This individual supports the Managing Director in executing his responsibilities, including overseeing his schedule, preparing for external and internal meetings and presentations, and serving as the coordinator for the global executive and management teams. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree minimum (Master's preferred), with preference for degrees in public policy, economics, political science, environmental studies or related field. Strong GPA preferred. At least 2-3 years of work experience in a relevant field. Demonstrated passion for WRI's mission, including a working knowledge of key issues within WRI's portfolio. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to juggle multiple assignments at one time.
****************************** *DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CONGO BASIN WASHINGTON, DC
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Deputy Director, Congo Basin, at our Washington, DC office. In accordance with the goals and objectives of the organization and approved strategic plan for the Congo Basin Program, plans, directs and oversees Program activities, including strategic and long-term planning administration, supervision of staff, project development, evaluation, fundraising for specific projects and the organization, and coordination with other departments within WWF. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as biological sciences, natural resources management, or international development is required; Master's degree preferred. Extensive field experience in Africa necessary, with a strong central Africa background preferred. Position requires eight to ten years of experience, in biological conservation, natural resources management, international development or related field with demonstrated success in developing and managing complex conservation projects. Proven ability and experience in networking with key regional players is required. Proven ability to sensitively and effectively supervise staff, to direct formulation of complex conservation projects. Excellent writing abilities and strong organizational skills. Please apply on our website http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/careers/index.html. Vacancy no: 15039
****************************** INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs.
*EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR RESEARCH ECONOMISTS WASHINGTON, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank, the largest source of financing for development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), is looking to identify and interview Ph.D.-level economists to work in the Research Department (RES) or other areas of the Bank. The search will be for two different levels of seniority: Senior Associate/ Specialist (grades 6 and 5) and Senior Specialist/ Lead Specialist (grades 4 and 3). Although this call is open to all areas, we are particularly seeking research economists specialized in: Public Finance, Industrial Organization, Development, and International Macroeconomics. REQUIRES: Ph.D. in Economics (completed at the time of appointment) from an internationally recognized university. Ph.D. in Political Science from programs with strong quantitative focus will also be considered. Ph.D. graduates with at least four years of relevant experience. We are considering future Ph.D. graduates as well as those who have recently graduated. We expect the successful candidate to possess: (1) strong technical skills; (2) a record of - or good prospects for - high-quality original research in peer-reviewed journals; and (3) ability to communicate technical knowledge and expertise to a wide range of potential audiences. Preference will be given to candidates who combine a strong academic profile with an interest in policy and who have worked on topics relevant to development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Vacancy no: 1400006523. Closing date: 11/30/14.
*MIF OPERATIONS DEFINED TERM CONTRACTUALS WASHINGTON, DC
The Access to Market & Skills unit of the MIF seeks two contractuals to assist the Business Skills and the Linking Small Firms with Value Chains Topics, in the development of a pipeline of technical assistance projects, following of projects portfolio (Monitoring and evaluation), learning agenda including knowledge products related to each topic. The Contractuals will assist staff in the performance of a range of written, analytical, and program support, and related activities. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree or equivalent and four years of relevant professional experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience can be substituted for education in the related professional discipline. The Degree should be in a relevant subject, including international relations, international development, economics, social sciences, Latin American studies, or related areas. Languages: Must be fluent in Spanish and English with excellent verbal and written communications skills in both languages. Vacancy no: 1400006609
*CONTRACTUAL TO SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ESCI'S METHODOLOGY WASHINGTON, DC
The main scope of the contractual's work will be to provide support to the team responsible for the ESCI Initiative in the Bank. REQUIRES: Master's Degree in a relevant field (environmental sciences, economics, development) and at least 2 years of work experience in the urban planning field. At least 4 years of experience working in international development. A total of at least 6 years of related working experience. Fluent in English and Spanish. Areas of expertise: international development, economics, Latin America, research methods. Skills: deep understanding of the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative methodology; data and indicator analysis; mastery of methods of social research and ability to analyze and select the best method for a given context or need; excellent written and oral communication in Spanish and English; strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, ability to work independently, self- initiative and responsibility; knowledge of Bank procedures a plus. Vacancy no: 1400006623
*CLEAN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT MID. SENIOR CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The Access to Basic Services & Green Growth unit of the MIF seeks a contractual to assist in the analysis and development of a pipeline of technical assistance projects and knowledge products related to clean energy and environment topics. REQUIRES: Master's Degree in Environmental Management, Energy, Climate Change, Economics, International Relations, or related discipline. Knowledge of climate change and/or clean energy and related technical, economic, and policy issues in LAC and other developing regions. Knowledge of private sector issues, finance, and market structures in Latin America. Basic project finance literacy. At least 5 years of experience in international climate change, clean energy, natural capital, biodiversity, and environmental issues, preferably in Latin America. Vacancy no: 1400006540
****************************** 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.
*DEPUTY EXECUTIVE SECRETARY FOR PROGRAMMES BANGKOK
A Deputy Executive Secretary for Programmes (D-2) is sought in Bangkok. Duties: Supporting the implementation of the Executive Secretary's vision to strengthen the analytical and normative research and resultant publications, including the development and maintenance of a strong vetting process, with a view to elevating ESCAP's capacity, profile, and impact in the region. Works closely with the Executive Secretary to build and strengthen the analytical and intellectual capacity of ESCAP by enhancing the research, analysis and knowledge sharing work of ESCAP with policy communities and influential academic institutions regionally and globally. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, development, finance or related field. Ph.D. in economics or related field is desirable. Over fifteen years (or over seventeen years for candidates with a first level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in economics, financing for development, or related field. Experience in programmatic activities in an international or multicultural institution highly desirable. Closing date: 12/27/14. Vacancy no: 14-ADM-ESCAP-38254-D-BANGKOK(G)
*SENIOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER, CHIEF OF SECTION NEW YORK
A Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Chief of Section (P-5) is sought in New York. Duties: Provides policy guidance to the Director/ Deputy Director of the Division, on conceptual strategy development and management of the implementation of overall strategies and intra and inter-divisional/ departmental policies and procedures. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A minimum of ten years of progressively relevant experience in humanitarian affairs, crisis/ emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development or other related area. Humanitarian field experience in emergency situations (complex emergency and/or natural disaster) is desirable. Management experience at a senior level is desirable. Closing date: 12/26/14. Vacancy no: 14-HRA-OCHA-37984-R-NEW YORK (R)
*SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER NEW YORK
A Sustainable Development Officer (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: Participates in analysis and formulation of possible strategies, policies and actions in the area of sustainable transport, for adoption by the international community, in particular in the follow-up to the Rio+20 outcome and the SIDS conference outcomes, as well as in relation to the post-2015 development agenda, including the sustainable development goals. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in transport, sustainable development, economics, public policy, finance, natural resources management, engineering, law, social sciences or related field. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in policy-oriented work in sustainable transport and related sustainable development issues is required. Experience in supporting intergovernmental bodies in the area of sustainable development is desirable. Closing date: 12/26/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO- DESA-38086-R-NEW YORK (R)
*ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER GENEVA
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Leads the conception, guidance, evaluation and finalization of research and policy analysis papers and case study series on best policy practices in investment and development with specific emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), including through taking the lead role in preparing reports on selected topics as required, and identifying and tasking consultants. REQUIRES: Advanced University Degree (preferably PhD) in Economics. Specialization in issues related to private sector development is required. Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in research, policy analysis and advisory work in the field of foreign direct investment and issues related to transnational corporations' operations. Strong publications record on the subject matter is required. Experience with UN programme/ project management policies and practice an advantage. Closing date: 12/23/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-UNCTAD-37577- R-GENEVA (R)
*CHIEF, MULTI-STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACH BRANCH NEW YORK
A Chief, Multi-Stakeholder Engagement & Outreach Branch (D-1) is sought in New York. The incumbent will be responsible for substantive supervision and operational management of the programme of work in the area of effective interaction with all stakeholders in the financing for development process to promote policy coherence, coordination and cooperation at all levels for the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus and Doha Declaration on Financing for Development, as well as related outcomes of the major UN conferences and summits in the economic and social fields. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in macroeconomics, development economics, international economic relations, political economy or related area. A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience at the national and international levels, involving both analytical and policy development work in the field of international economic relations and development, including wide range of issues in the FfD agenda is required. Experience with international policy-making processes, intergovernmental negotiations and UN activities in the economic and social fields is required. Closing date: 12/22/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-DESA-36945-R-NEW YORK (R)
*CHIEF, CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE NEW YORK
A Chief, Capacity Development Office (D-1) is sought in New York. Duties: Ensures overall coordination of the integrated programming of the Department's portfolio in support of its capacity development strategy, including extra-budgetary resources, the Regular Programme of Technical Cooperation (RPTC) and the Development Account. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economic and/or social sciences, business or public administration or related area. A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration, financial management, budget, capacity development or related field is required. Experience in management and administrative activities related to development is required. Leadership and management experience is required. Closing date: 12/22/14. Vacancy no: 14- PGM-DESA-37858-R-NEW YORK(G)
*SOCIAL AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
A Social Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Participate in the substantive research analyzing key trends and changes in youth-related issues at global, regional and national levels; assess implications and develop proposals with respect to social and economic policies and interventions for youth development; recommend proposals and actions related to youth development for inclusion in reports to intergovernmental bodies and member states. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in sociology, economics, or other social sciences. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in social/ economic development, policy analysis, sociological research or programme implementation, including experience at the international level. Experience with intergovernmental work and in liaising and collaborating with non-governmental organizations is required. Experience working in youth-led or youth related organizations as well as in inter-agency coordination is desirable. Closing date: 12/22/14. Vacancy no: 14-SOC-DESA-38043-R-NEW YORK(G)
****************************** *PROGRAM ASSOCIATE NEW YORK, NY
EngenderHealth is seeking a Program Associate in New York. EngenderHealth is a leading global women's health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available - today and for generations to come. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded EngenderHealth a grant of $4.5 million to expand access to family planning services with an emphasis on under-utilized methods such as contraceptive hormonal implants and IUDs in the DRC, Tanzania and Uganda. The project entitled "Scaling up Access and Use of Quality Implant Services" runs from October 2013 - December 2015. The Project results are: Capacity of providers to offer quality family planning (FP) services increased, with focus on implants and IUDs; Quality of FP services improved, with a focus on implants and IUDs; Access to FP increased, with focus on implants and IUDs. The Program Associate has responsibility for assisting with the organization, implementation and achievement of results of the project in collaboration with the Project Director. (S)he provides support to the project in the areas of: implementation oversight, results monitoring and reporting, knowledge management, administration, financial monitoring and compliance with EngenderHealth regulations in collaboration with the three in- country project coordinators from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tanzania and Uganda. (S)he will also assist with synthesis, writing, presentation and dissemination of findings and results via meetings, conferences, technical briefs, presentations, web-page and other appropriate media. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide programmatic, financial monitoring and administrative support as assigned by the Project Director. Assist with preparation of workplans and budgets on an annual basis. Maintain a monthly reporting and quarterly review system to ensure the project is on track, including quarterly technical reports and monthly financial pipeline analyses working in conjunction with the EngenderHealth Finance Team. Assist with the organization of timely technical assistance (staff or consultants) to support delivery of high quality project outcomes as outlined in project proposal, workplans and budgets. Assist with trouble-shooting managerial, operational, consultant and sub-recipient issues related to the performance of the project. Ensure projects are implemented in a fiscally responsible manner and in full compliance with all laws, regulations, and EngenderHealth policies and procedures. Keep abreast of ground-breaking/ best practices in family planning/ reproductive health and disseminate knowledge to staff in interesting and engaging ways via multiple channels. With the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Team assist with the dissemination of global and field experiences and results of the project. Develop presentations, talking points and other communication materials to disseminate successes and lessons learned from the projects at both the global and national levels. Assist with preparation of project extensions, new proposals and budgets as required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Master's Degree in international public health, international development or public policy or related advanced degree. At least 3 years' experience with coordination of donor programs. Demonstrated administrative, financial planning, organizational and programmatic skills working with technical, programmatic, monitoring and evaluation and finance staff and consultants. Excellent writing and presentation development skills. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, capacity to coordinate and manage multiple activities simultaneously. Excellent English and French written and oral communication skills (S3/R3/W3). Ability to travel up to 25% internationally. Experience relevant to the field of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) preferred. TO APPLY: Please complete an application on the Careers page of our website, www.engenderhealth.org. EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. EngenderHealth complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
****************************** *PROJECT DIRECTOR NEW YORK, NY
EngenderHealth is seeking a Project Director, Fistula Care Plus in New York. EngenderHealth is a leading global women's health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available - today and for generations to come. Fistula Care Plus (FC+) is a five-year global project managed by EngenderHealth, in partnership with five other institutions, and funded by the United States Agency for International Development. The project focuses on five results: engendering the enabling environment to support prevention and treatment; addressing prevention and reintegration through increasing community and stakeholder awareness and the provision of improved emergency obstetric care services; addressing financial, transportation and communications barriers to services; improving access to treatment; and further developing the evidence base to support improved access to quality prevention and treatment services. Further information about the project is available at www.fistulacare.org. JOB SUMMARY: The Project Director has overall responsibility for setting strategy, directing and achieving project results at the global and country level. The project is currently implemented in four countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Nigeria, Uganda, Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo) and in Bangladesh. In addition, the project is charged with gathering data from other USAID initiatives in support of obstetric fistula. The Project Director manages critical relationships with USAID, with FC+ partners at the global level, other key stakeholders and donors. (S)he has overall program, managerial and fiscal responsibility for the project at the core and country levels, including ensuring compliance with donor and EngenderHealth regulations, policies and procedures. The Project Director directly supervises country managers implementing project activities, and a senior management team consisting of a Deputy Director (M&E and Research), Deputy Director (Clinical), Global Projects Manager, and a Finance Specialist. (S)he works closely and in a complementary fashion with other key personnel, internal and external stakeholders to effectively lead and manage the project. The position holder reports to the VP, Strategy and Impact and will contribute to organizational program strategies. This is a key personnel position and subject to approval by USAID. RESPONSIBILITIES: Leads the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Project strategy in close coordination with donor, government departments, in-country counterparts, project staff, partners, and other key stakeholders. Leads and manages the performance of project's staff to ensure delivery of project objectives to the highest quality standards and in accordance with USAID, local statutory and EngenderHealth requirements. Works with the Deputy Director to ensure effective monitoring and reporting of Project performance, implementation of the performance management plan, and implementation of special studies and generation of evidence to support best practices and lessons learned for program implementation. Collaborates with the Director, M & ER and Knowledge Management and contributes to organization wide M & ER and knowledge management initiatives. Proactively communicates and responds to all relevant internal and external stakeholders in all significant matters related to the performance of the project. Ensures timely and quality implementation and evaluation of approved workplans and budgets and submission in a timely fashion of all narrative and financial reports to donor and or EH management. Coordinates closely with the Deputy Director for Global Leadership for technical assistance to support delivery of high quality project outcomes and application of best practices in accordance with EngenderHealth's comprehensive programming approach. Represents the project to international and country partners, other donors and cooperating agencies to further the aims of the project. Supports the project staff to maintain effective, synergistic, and collaborative working relationships with all partners, USAID and other donors, and other collaborating agencies. Proactively communicates with country partners on project strategy and workplans, and addresses any partnership issues as the need arises. Provides programmatic and technical leadership and support to project staff as required. Ensures the project is implemented in a fiscally responsible manner and in full compliance with all laws, regulations, and EngenderHealth policies and procedures. Represents the project at country level to donor and other key external stakeholders. Contributes to environmental scan for global or country-level business development. Coordinate the inputs, communication, and funding sources for core funds, global leadership activities, and field support. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Master's Degree or Ph.D. in public health, social sciences, international development, business administration or other health or management related field. Eight to ten years' experience as a Senior Manager with demonstrated leadership abilities leading, managing and implementing international development projects in multiple countries. At least three years of fistula programming experience in multiple countries. Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of RH/FP and maternal health including experience in the design and implementation of RH/MCH and FP programs and in building public- private partnerships. Demonstrated leadership in interacting with the U.S. Government, host-country governments and counterparts, and with other international donors and agencies. Demonstrated management and leadership skills working with the staff of large, complex programs addressing a variety of social and health issues, particularly pertaining to reproductive health and family planning in developing countries. A proven leader, manager, and mentor, with excellent interpersonal skills, capable of directing and managing change, and inspiring teamwork and high-performing teams. Excellent written and oral communication skills applicable in a wide variety of settings. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. French language capabilities also an asset. Ability to travel up to 25%. EngenderHealth is organized in teams, with each team managed by a program manager. As a result, additional duties may be assigned to this position; responsibilities changed or deleted based on team assignments and re- structuring; and direct supervisor is subject to change. Decisions regarding applications for this position and employment at EngenderHealth should be based on this information. TO APPLY: Please complete an application on the Careers page of our website, www.engenderhealth.org. EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. EngenderHealth complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
****************************** *TECHNICAL ADVISOR, WATER AND SANITATION HYGIENE (WASH) WASHINGTON, D.C.
PSI applies its expertise in private sector engagement and market-based solutions to design, develop and implement water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs. PSI's WASH portfolio includes: Implementation of market development programs in both urban and rural areas to ensure sustainable sanitation solutions for target populations. Promotion of healthy hygiene behaviors using social marketing and other innovative and consumer centric behavior change communications; and Marketing and distribution of household water treatment, including working to build local markets for a range of water treatment options. PSI is seeking an experienced, dynamic and innovation-driven Technical Advisor to lead PSI's efforts to launch and scale up its WASH programs globally, capture and share best practices, as well as provide technical support to specific country programs to ensure high quality of and measurable impact through their WASH portfolios. PSI is specifically looking for sanitation enthusiasts to focus on incubating and informing scale-up of PSI's pioneering work to develop sustainable market development strategies for sanitation related products and services in 12 countries. The full-time position is based in Washington D.C. with 30% travel and reports to the Private Sector Team Leader in the Malaria and Child Survival department. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide technical support to PSI country platforms in developing and executing sustainable business models for water, sanitation and hygiene, including research on existing markets and barriers to growth. Provide in-country technical assistance on product design, marketing and sales, behavior change communications and integrated approaches (either directly or by working with internal and external resources). Develop and actively promote PSI's strategy for market development and scaling up sustainable sanitation programs across PSI country platforms, including developing guidance for quality program design and providing in-country technical support for implementation with a particular focus on achieving high coverage and increased use. Help PSI country platforms to raise funds for WASH programs in support of national strategies. Produce and disseminate knowledge products and processes (toolkits, case studies, best practices, peer review publications, etc.) for national and international audiences to accelerate rapid transfer of best practices. Act as the primary technical focal point for WASH for all PSI global services and country platforms. Proactively engage with partners to improve coordination at national and international levels. Influence the context in which PSI works in WASH through representation at relevant technical working groups, conferences, workshops, and policy-oriented forums using appropriate media. WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR: IS THIS YOU? Demonstrating Results: You have 5+ years' track record demonstrating leadership generating tangible results in mobilizing private sector solutions in serving social needs in a developing country. Private sector and Marketing Orientation: You have proven skills in leading large market-based initiatives. Forging Partnerships: You are able to coordinate and work effectively with diverse stakeholders in numerous locations and levels, including private partners, donors, government officials and bodies, technical experts, civil society organizations, community members and organizations and project support staff. Flexible Change Agent: You are a proactive leader who catalyzes innovation by both, leading and working through others. Curious: You are an information sponge and understand what worked yesterday may not necessarily work today (or tomorrow); that each context is different. Simplify: You quickly distill complexity to essential and simple concepts and approaches. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Relevant post-graduate degree (MPH, MBA, MSc, ME, etc.) or equivalent implementation experience. Sound technical knowledge of WASH and diarrheal disease control policy and context. Established reputation in the field of WASH programming; knowledge of the partnership landscape and familiarity with the international donor community. Experience in one of the following areas preferred: marketing, sales, micro-finance, and/or product design. Demonstrated fundraising skills. Strong writing and presentation skills. Fluency in written and spoken English; French highly preferred. STATUS: Exempt, Level 6. TO APPLY: apply online at https://hire.jobvite.com/j?aj=oD4LZfwb&s=International_Career_Employment_Weekly PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.
****************************** *TECHNICAL ADVISOR, MALARIA KENYA
PSI and its local affiliates support Ministries of Health to control malaria in 32 countries and are world leaders in the delivery of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs). PSI and affiliates have procured and delivered over 200 million nets in the past 10 years. PSI is also leading initiatives to monitor and improve malaria case management markets in Africa and South East Asia. These include the 10 country ACTwatch Project, the five country UNITAID RDT Private Sector Project, as well as ACT market transformation projects in a number of PSI programs. PSI is seeking an experienced, dynamic Malaria Technical Advisor to support and further develop its malaria control portfolio. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with 40% travel and will report to the Director of the UNITAID RDT Private Sector Project. RESPONSIBILITIES: Refine and manage PSI's malaria prevention and treatment strategies to maximize health impact. Help PSI country programs to raise funds for malaria control in support of national control plans. Provide support to PSI country programs to expand their malaria prevention and treatment activities, with particular focus on achieving, and maintaining, high coverage with LLINs and increasing access to effective diagnosis and treatment in support of national control plans. Provide in-country and remote technical assistance on program design, resource mobilization, implementation, behavior change communications and integrated health delivery approaches. Act as primary technical focal point for West and Central Africa. Support existing RDT/ACT market transformation initiatives in 5 priority African countries. Oversee malaria prevention knowledge management activities, including effective sharing of lessons learned throughout PSI country programs. Produce and disseminate performance support resources (tool kits, case studies, peer review publications, etc.) for national and international audiences, to accelerate rapid transfer of best practices. Proactively engage with international malaria control partners to improve coordination at national and international levels. Represent PSI at international malaria meetings in order to facilitate knowledge and information exchange. QUALIFICATIONS: Relevant post-graduate degree (MPH, MSc, PhD, etc.). 5+ years' work experience in a developing country in a technical or management capacity role. Sound technical knowledge of malaria epidemiology and control policy and practice. Experience in conducting LLIN distribution through both campaign and routine mechanisms. Established international reputation in malaria control, knowledge of the partnership landscape and familiarity with the international donor community. Demonstrated fund raising skills. Strong writing and presentation skills. Fluency in written and spoken English and French. STATUS: Exempt, Level 6. TO APPLY: apply online at https://hire.jobvite.com/j?aj=oQEAZfwN&s=International_Career_Employment_Weekly. PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.
****************************** *SENIOR MANAGER, FOUNDATION RELATIONS WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA is seeking a Senior Foundation Relations Manager who is a key member of the Foundation Relations team within the Business Development Unit of Plan International USA. The Manager will support the growth of the foundation funding portfolio of Plan USA by managing the cultivation of top priority US-based foundation prospects and donors, with particular focus on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Manager will be responsible for relationship building, grant proposals, and donor stewardship of assigned accounts. Funding secured from these accounts will contribute to a five-year strategy and revenue growth target for foundations, helping to diversify Plan USA's funding base and expand its work on behalf of children and communities worldwide. QUALIFICATIONS and Experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in philanthropy or fundraising required with demonstrated management responsibilities. Minimum of 2 years in international work or volunteer experience working overseas is strongly preferred. Previous employment at a US-based foundation such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, or significant responsibility for managing these accounts, is strongly preferred. MA in international development, public health, or a relevant field required. Believe passionately in Plan International's mission, vision and values. Strong working knowledge of international development. Experience within Plan International's programmatic sectors preferred. Strong working knowledge of the international development donor community, particularly foundations. Strong relationships and/or familiarity with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation preferred. Demonstrated success in achieving fundraising revenue goals, and closing six- and seven-figure private philanthropy grants. Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills. Grant proposal development experience required (from concept note to closure). Ability to think critically, objectively, analytically, and strategically. Attention to detail and timeliness in correspondence with donors and colleagues. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with an international staff, including colleagues from different functions/ cultures. Ability to maintain accountability and work independently while functioning as part of a cooperative and coordinated team. Previous experience supervising staff preferred. High level computer literacy. Able to speak a second language (French or Spanish) preferred. Ability to travel (domestically and internationally). TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume via our website www.planusa.org/jobopps. Closing date is November 30, 2014.
****************************** *FINANCE OFFICER, INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA is seeking a Finance Officer who will be responsible for the financial management of the U.S. Government projects, as well as grants from other sources, such as Foundations, Corporations, and Multilateral Organizations. This position is responsible for ensuring accurate project financial tracking, recording and reporting to donors, and compliance with the organizational policies and donor requirements. The Finance Officer works closely with the Program Managers on all budget, finance and compliance matters such as forecasts, budget realignments, pipeline analysis, financial reports review, etc. The Finance Officer will play a key role in establishing necessary financial procedures and reinforcing internal controls. S/he will provide training and ongoing support to Plan USA staff and Country Offices in understanding donor financial compliance, identifying financial risks, and other best practices related to project financial management. This position is based in Washington, DC. Main Responsibilities of the Job: Financial Reporting: Prepares financial reports for assigned U.S. Government grants (including but not limited to Standard Form 425) and for grants where Plan USA is a sub-recipient of federal funds. Creates financial reporting templates and trains field office staff in their use. Requests and monitors receipt of monthly financial reports from Country Offices, Regional Offices, Plan USA and Plan's International Headquarters. Reconciles monthly field reports with the Grants Tracking System (GTS) and the General Ledger including the reconciliation of unliquidated advances. Prepares any required ad hoc reports for donors, e.g. prime requests for financial information, USAID mission requests for financial information, pipeline analysis, etc. Prepares and maintains internal documents to support donor financial reports. Reviews all project financial documentation for compliance, e.g. costs charged to grants and contracts including travel expense reports, consultant agreements, personnel allocation (time sheets), etc. Maintains up-to-date grant and contract files and assures appropriate documents are available, e.g. pre-approvals, agreements, sub- agreements, modifications, correspondences with the donors, etc. Financial Management: Works collaboratively with Program Managers to review and oversee project budgets, forecasts, and financial reports for donors and actively contribute to the project risk reviews. Monitors project "burn rate" against the total award budget and against the work plan budget. Discusses project financial performance with the Program Manager. Assures appropriate explanations for variances on budget versus expenditure reports and notifies the Program Manager/ Officer of any financial issues. Keeps track of Plan USA project covered costs in the donor budget to maximize cost recovery in accordance with the donor rules. Works closely with the field to resolve any financial related issues and follows up on open points to ensure they are resolved. Maintains up- to-date, accurate financial records on all grants in the field which credit Plan USA for revenue. Ensures the completion of financial closeout process for grants and contracts. Supports the Program Manager and field office staff on the project budget management throughout the life of the projects. Works with the Country Office and the Program Manager on budget realignments and modifications. Ensures timely submission to the donor/ prime. Monitors the status of the Obligation balance and works with the Program Manager and the Director of Compliance on requesting additional Obligations timely. Travels to the Country Office to provide support in preparation for audits and any other financial support necessary. Reviews internal and external audit reports and recommends solutions to audit findings. Assists Program Managers with the revenue projections for the organizational budget. Assists the project team in negotiations with the donor. Training: Actively contributes to the design and delivery of financial management training for the program staff at Plan USA. Supports field finance staff in the areas of fiscal management and financial reporting on assigned U.S. Government grants and contracts and other assigned grants. Participates in start-up workshops for new projects. Liaises with the Program Manager to identify field staff training needs to increase their capacity to manage U.S. Government funds. Other: Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor or other tasks coordinated through Supervisor for other members of Management. QUALIFICATIONS Needed to Be Successful in the Job: A demonstrated commitment to the mission of Plan. Skills, Knowledge, Abilities: Ability to work with minimal direction and to initiate activities and identify organizational needs related to responsibilities. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to maintain effective and satisfactory working relationships with people from diverse cultures across all levels of the organization. Superior analytical skills, attention to detail, and strong work ethics. Ability to maintain confidentiality of financial and other sensitive information. Capacity to work under pressure, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet inflexible deadlines. Familiarity with U.S. Government rules and regulations, particularly USAID Regulation 22 CFR 226, 22 CFR 228, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), AIDAR, and 2 CFR 230 (formerly OMB Circular A-122), and A- 133. Proficiency in computer software particularly Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Access, Word and accounting software packages. Thorough knowledge of and experience with financial reporting, especially with regard to U.S. Government. Knowledge of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and financial accounting standards. Working knowledge of French is desirable. Previous experience working with field staff preferred. Positive attitude, desire to be a part of a diverse team, and commitment to Plan USA's mission. Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/ Finance or related field. Master's degree is preferred. 5+ years of strong experience in accounting and financial management of U.S. government funding (e.g., USAID, DOS, DOL) and other donors' budget and regulatory compliance. Not-for-profit accounting experience. Field experience desirable. Physical and Mental Demands: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Work Environment: Typical office environment. Travel will be required up to 40% annually. TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume through our website, www.planusa.org/jobopps .Closing date for applications is November 30, 2014.
****************************** *MONITORING AND EVALUATION MANAGER BEIJING, CHINA
Orbis International is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Manager in Beijing, China with up to 35% travel in country. Job purpose: Responsible for technically guiding and supporting the monitoring, evaluation and research conducted in field projects. Orbis International is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the improvement of eye health globally. Program and projects are implemented in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The North Asia/ China office has been active since 1999 supporting national, regional and district eye health priorities through support for service delivery and capacity building in health facilities and communities. For more information about Orbis, please visit our website at www.orbis.org. JOB SUMMARY: The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will be based in Beijing, China and will work closely with staff in the country office, regional office (Asia) and headquarters (New York) to develop and implement M&E systems in Orbis initiatives in China. The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will report to the Director of Program, North Asia, receive technical guidance from the Global Director of Monitoring and Evaluation (New York) and participate in the Orbis Global M&E Working Group. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Support projects in the development and implementation of M&E systems and plans, including: M&E Operational Plans, log frames/ performance monitoring plans, routine monitoring systems, data collection and reporting. Engage in the design and implementation of special assessments (e.g. needs/ baseline assessments, quality of care assessments), surveys, and operational research. Support project staff and partners to use data effectively for decision-making. Conduct regular field visits to monitor the accuracy and completeness of data collected/ reported and to provide technical support in M&E to field staff. Provide M&E capacity development (mentorship, trainings) to Orbis program managers and project coordinators. Collaborate with program managers and project coordinators in the preparation of routine progress reports with results. Engage with communications and program staff in developing communications materials for publication dissemination. Contribute M&E sections of project proposals. Assist program staff in developing project work plans. Represent Orbis at district, regional and national meetings as relevant and required. Carry out other M&E related tasks requested by supervisor in country and by Global Director of M&E (New York). JOB REQUIREMENTS: Degree/ Postgraduate degree in public health or social science discipline (other degree possible if candidate has extensive experience in M&E). Minimum of 2 years' experience as a full-time M&E professional in health sector. Experienced in developing log frames or performance monitoring plans, selecting and developing performance indicators, and target setting. Skilled in developing high quality data collection tools (e.g. questionnaires, key informant and focus group discussion guides). Proficient in development of simple project databases (e.g. Excel or Access), data management and use of Microsoft Office. Excellent writing and oral communication skills, including the ability to develop and present effective data presentations. Very good English writing skills, fluent in written and spoken Mandarin. Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Comfortable with multi-tasking, able to set priorities and meet deadlines. Experience working in M&E in international NGO, with knowledge of the eye health care sector. Training/ coursework or work experience in M&E, statistics, conducting qualitative data collection and analysis. TO APPLY: Interested parties please send your Chinese and English resume (with salary expectation and names of referees) to hr.recruit@orbis.org, quoting job reference number (CHNME- PHJW1014). Deadline for Application: November 30, 2014. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. All data collected will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only.
****************************** *DIRECTOR, GLOBAL HEALTH PRACTICE VIENNA, VIRGINIA
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. The company is seeking a Director for Global Health Practice to work in our Vienna, VA Home Office. The IBTCI Director is responsible for project direction and management; leading the technical direction of new business development and in close collaboration with the Health Practice Principal, the director will contribute to the development of analytical models and frameworks which will become IBTCI signature innovations. The Director will oversee and coordinate all activities carried out through active projects assigned to her in order to ensure the most effective use of client and project resources. She/he is the key point of contact with the client for day-to-day technical, program, and financial reporting matters for Washington-based projects. She/he will also serve as the conduit of information between the client and IBTCI's senior management team and Health Practice staff. Travel to the field is required and will be carried out on an agreed upon regular schedule. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The director will be responsible for: Overall operational, administrative and financial management of projects assigned to them, including supervision of home and field office staff. Contractual compliance and familiarity with the client's expectations as delineated in the contract and through incidental communications with IBTCI. Serving as the primary advocate, liaison, and support to the appropriate client operating unit. Assuring the quality of all products and services provided to the client. Providing support for technical meetings and working groups on maternal health, child health, environmental health, nutrition, health sector reform, and infectious diseases, as appropriate. Seeking out new business opportunities for the Health Practice through online searches and interpersonal relations. Serving 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. Ensuring 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. Representing IBTCI at professional conferences, workshops, meetings and other fora. Ushering the Health Practice and its consultant teams to embrace innovative methods for data visualization to enhance the presentation of its products and deliverables. Preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Active involvement as a member of professional working groups, 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: Written and verbal fluency in English required; other foreign languages fluency as appropriate. TO APPLY: Please submit all application materials along with three references at the opportunities tab on our website www.ibtci.com.
****************************** *2015 RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROGRAM WASHINGTON, DC
The International Monetary Fund is seeking new applicants for the 2015 Research Assistant Program (RAP). The RAP is intended for students who have recently completed their undergraduate studies with a superior academic record and who would like to gain useful work experience before pursuing graduate studies. REQUIRES: Recent completion of a Bachelor's degree in economics, computer science, statistics, finance, or math is required. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.5/4 (or equivalent for international diplomas) in both the principal field of study and in the overall program. Ability to work independently under minimum supervision and be accountable for the accuracy of both data and programs. Proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office (specifically Excel and Word) and in packages such as Stata, EViews, and MATLAB. TO APPLY: Candidates meeting the qualifications are invited to apply online at https://www.imf.org/external/np/adm/rec/db/index.htm. Job Number: 1400876.
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The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
*ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER BANGKOK
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in Bangkok. Duties: Monitors and conducts research in economic and financial developments in the Asia-Pacific region and identifies recurrent and emerging issues of concern to the Asia-Pacific region related to sustainable development. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics or related field is required. Ph.D. in economics is desirable. Minimum of five years (or seven years for candidates with a first level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis policy formulation, application of economic principles in development or related area required. Specific experience in the areas of (i) macroeconomic policies or economic development (ii) financing for development or (iii) regional economic and financial integration is desirable. Closing date: 12/20/14. Vacancy no: 14-ECO-ESCAP- 37888-R-BANGKOK(G)
*ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Assists the Director in all activities related to the work programme, budget and administrative matters, including the preparation of the Strategic Framework, Proposed Programme Budget, and Programme Performance Report, as well as the management of trust funds and support to the implementation of the development account projects as executed by the Division. 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 economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area, including experience in programme planning and management. Experience with IMDIS is desirable. Closing date: 12/19/14. Vacancy no: 14- ECO-DESA-36969-R-NEW YORK (R)
****************************** *BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER WASHINGTON, DC
Are you seeking an employer with excellent salaries and benefits that include 40+ days of paid leave, retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and much more? Well, look no further. AMIDEAST, a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa, has an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Officer in its Washington, DC office. Working with other members of the Business Development team, the Business Development Officer is responsible for supporting the technical, cost and production activities of proposal development as well as ongoing budget review and approval. Priority of tasks is determined based on deadline requirements. Description of Responsibilities: Proposal Support: Project descriptions: writing, gathering info from contracts and the field. Various proposal tasks as assigned: charts, formatting resumes, proposal assembly, etc. Research tasks as assigned on clients, projects, etc. Writing tasks as assigned: capability statements, etc. Prepare the quarterly Win/Loss Report for the Board of Directors. Assist in managing the shared drive proposal files. Budgeting Support: Review solicitation requirements and advise the proposal team and field offices on the interpretation of specific costing requirements in collaboration with the Senior Pricing Analyst. Assist in preparing proposal budgets in collaboration with proposal teams. Write cost notes. Assist in ensuring headquarters, regional and country support costs are appropriately represented within each budget submission. Ensure completion and accuracy of cost and certification related proposal forms for client submission. Assist with managing the budget approvals process for field office budgets, including budget reviews, math checks, cost verification, and etc. Assist in the development of budgets templates in response to specific requests from clients. Other duties and responsibilities as needed/ assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Bachelor's degree. 1-3 years of experience in proposal development with budget development a plus. Experience responding to USAID, Department of State and commercial solicitations. Proactive, self-directing work approach; High attention to detail. Strong communication, writing and organizational skills. Ability to work within deadlines and frequently shifting priorities. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Willingness to travel overseas. Preferred: Work experience in an organization with a Middle East/ North Africa portfolio. Arabic and/or French language skills. TO APPLY: Please submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirement via our on-line applicant tracking system, https://apply.amideast.org/ATS_CLIENT/
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