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International Development and Assistance

Issue Dated July 10, 2015


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SENIOR PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, EDUCATION AND PROTECTION WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA welcomes applicants who are looking for an exciting new challenge in their career. This role is ideal for someone looking to make a difference in the world and wants their next job to be dedicated to supporting communities as they work to break the cycle of poverty. Plan USA is looking for people who want to join a dynamic and growing team, who aren't afraid to take risks, and who believe that failure is the forerunner of innovation. The role provides many opportunities to grow your experience in technical support and program management, including chances to travel and to be involved in all aspects of support for proposals and project implementation. The Senior Associate will be primarily responsible for providing day-to-day management support to the work of the Education and Protection team. S/he will help manage grants from a range of donors, provide technical support to project staff in the field, participate in research projects, coordinate and review program documents, contribute to business development and may be called upon to represent Plan at meetings and events. The Senior Associate works as a member of the International Programs Team and plays a critical role in helping to implement field based programs. This position reports to the Program Director for Education and Protection. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Program Management and Support: Supports grant implementation in the field; Provides support with work planning, monitoring and evaluation, risk analysis, budget management and other program management issues; Supports and coordinates donor reporting; Maintains central program files for Plan USA institutional grants; Manages communications with partners and donors as requested; Manages small donor grants under the direction and guidance of program managers. Technical Support: Provides technical support to projects in the area of child protection (including countering trafficking, GBV and promoting social protection) and education (including early childhood development, early grade reading and community participation in education); Works with Plan country office staff and other members of Plan USA team to identify country office capacity needs; Supports the development of research projects and assists with documenting key lessons learned. Representation and Communications: Assists in organizing and coordinating Plan's participation in major US conferences; Responds to requests for information from the field or from partners; Liaises with other staff members to share information regarding projects, discuss field needs and develop strategies; Represents Plan to the international development community in the U.S. which may include speaking/ presenting on behalf of Plan, facilitating the attendance and participation of Plan field personnel, and networking with other attendees and presenters. New Business Development: Provides technical input in the areas of education and protection for institutional, corporate and foundation fundraising proposals, based on Plan USA protection and education priorities and strategies; Supports business development team to communicate Plan's strategies and successes in protection and education, and to respond to donor information requests; Supports strategic planning in new business and partnering; Provides support to individual fundraising, as necessary. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES: Master degree in international relations, international development, education, human rights, or related field; Three to five years of experience developing and implementing education or protection programs in developing countries (Senior Program Associate); Good communications skills in written and spoken English; In- depth knowledge of use of spreadsheet (Excel), word processing (Word), and presentation (PowerPoint) software; Must have the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines; Experience with project management; Experience with gender and women's issues a plus; Interest in Plan's mission and strategic objectives; Knowledge and experience of working on USAID initiatives preferred; French language skills preferred. Physical and Mental Demands: International travel is expected up to 25 percent of the time, sometimes with short notice. The successful candidate must be resilient, capable of maintaining a calm, professional focus under busy and time-sensitive conditions. In turn, Plan strives to create a flexible work environment that allows for compensatory time for extensive travel and the privilege to work remotely at times, in accordance with our policy. Work environment: Plan offers a collaborative and engaging work atmosphere with opportunities exchange ideas with a diverse and passionate workforce, as well as to take initiatives. Plan USA operates in accordance with its core values of Accountability, Passion, Integrity, Respect and Excellence ("AsPIRE"). Plan seeks to fill this position as quickly as possible. Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via our website: www.planusa.org/jobopps. The closing date is July 22, 2015.
****************************** PROGRAM MANAGER, RESILIENCE WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA welcomes applicants who are looking for an exciting new challenge in their career. This role is ideal for someone looking to make a difference in the world and wants their next job to be dedicated to supporting communities as they work to break the cycle of poverty. Plan USA is looking for people who want to join a dynamic and growing team, who aren't afraid to take risks, and who believe that failure is the forerunner of innovation. The role provides many opportunities to grow your experience in technical support and program management, including chances to travel and to be involved in all aspects of support for proposals and project implementation. The Program Manager will be primarily responsible for providing day-to-day management support to the work of the Resilience team including Disaster Risk Management (Emergency Response and Disaster Risk Reduction) and Governance programming, both in the pursuit of new awards and backstopping of its existing grants portfolio. The Program Manager works closely with the Director and other Resilience Practice team members in the development and implementation of Plan's Resilience strategy, as well as with Plan colleagues at Regional and Country Office levels to support the implementation and growth of the organization's US Government funded Emergency Response, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Governance programming. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Program Management and Support: Lead backstopping of Plan's institutional DRM and Governance project portfolio; Support the development of the Resilience Practice's strategy; Provide programmatic support with work planning, monitoring and evaluation, risk analysis, budget management and other program management issues; Support engagement with IH, ROs, and COs on DRM and Governance programming, practice, policy development, and initiatives; Participate in development of operational areas relevant to DRM and Governance, including Logistics and Security planning; Support staff participation in DRM-related activities (including secondments and roster membership); Manage donor reporting for assigned projects; Manage communications with partners and donors as requested. Technical Support: Provide technical support to projects in the areas of DRM and governance; Work with Plan country office staff and other members of Plan USA team to identify country office capacity needs. Representation and Communications: Represent Plan in USG- focused DRM and Governance events and for a; Collaborate with IMC teams in the development of DRM- and Governance-related individual funding efforts and communications pieces. New Business Development: As part of Resilience team, lead pursuit of institutional funding, with a focus on U.S. Government donors; Supports business development team to communicate Plan's strategies and successes in DRM/Governance programming, and to respond to donor information requests; Supports strategic planning in new business and partnering; Provides support to individual fundraising, as necessary. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES: Master's Degree in relevant field required (International Development, Public Administration, Public Health, WASH, Agriculture) or Bachelor's and 3-5 years of relevant experience in a relevant field, such as Relief operations or Logistics; Minimum of 5 years of experience managing/ backstopping USAID projects, including knowledge of USG rules and regulations for grant-funded awards; Significant overseas work experience in relief or development is highly desirable; Experience with USG-funded emergency response programming highly desirable; Experience in USG- supported Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) programming desirable; Significant fundraising experience, including preparation of technical and cost applications for USAID and other USG donors; Knowledge of DRM and international standards for emergency programming; Strong interpersonal communication skills; Ability to engage collaboratively within diverse groups; Superior problem solving skills; Ability to manage multiple tasks, tight deadlines, and priorities; Ability to exercise sound judgment, make and communicate good decisions; Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access; French and/or Spanish proficiency preferred. Physical and Mental Demands: International travel is expected up to 40 percent of the time, sometimes with short notice. The successful candidate must be resilient, capable of maintaining a calm, professional focus under busy and time-sensitive conditions. In turn, Plan strives to create a flexible work environment that allows for compensatory time for extensive travel and the privilege to work remotely at times, in accordance with our policy. Work environment: Plan offers a collaborative and engaging work atmosphere with opportunities exchange ideas with a diverse and passionate workforce, as well as to take initiatives. Plan USA operates in accordance with its core values of Accountability, Passion, Integrity, Respect and Excellence ("AsPIRE"). Plan seeks to fill this position as quickly as possible. Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via our website: www.planusa.org/jobopps. The closing date is July 26, 2015.
****************************** DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, FOUNDATIONS ATLANTA, GA
CARE is seeking a Director of Development, Foundations. Professional Foundations provide CARE with significant revenue with which we operate some of our most innovative programs. From smaller foundations that often provide catalytic funding for some of our most cutting edge programs to large foundations like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that share CARE's aspiration to leverage learning for impact, foundation partnerships and the revenue they generate are integral to CARE's goal of multiplying impact. Managing a foundations portfolio requires the ability to gain an in- depth knowledge of CARE's programming, approaches, and learning methodologies as well as a savvy and strategic external approach to generate and foster new connections for CARE. This position also requires political savvy to navigate CARE and influence the decisions of program or technical colleagues, country offices and other units. Finally, while creative, this individual must follow internal processes and procedures that ensure effective internal coordination as well as compliance with financial management principles. A member of the 4-person team focused on Foundations, this person will carry a diverse portfolio of program areas. In addition, they will be responsible for cultivating new foundation partners to further the team's goal of diversifying its overall portfolio. RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS: Prospect Research and Cultivation; Concept and Proposal Development; Donor Stewardship; Internal Networking and Communications; Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS (Know-How): Undergraduate degree; 5-7 years of experience in any combination of foundation fundraising, project design/ management; proposal writing; program advisory or field work; Demonstrated success in outbound, self- initiated prospecting and qualifying; Experience successfully reporting in a matrixed environment; Capacity to facilitate internal decisions across multiple stakeholders as required to produce content for proposals; Excellent oral and written communications skills; Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills; Experience in fundraising, foundation relations, cultivating and stewardship of donors; Experience working as part of a team; Evidence of strong analytic skills; Computer literacy, including facility with Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office applications; Project design/ proposal writing for foundations or comparable donors; Advanced editing skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid= 2734. 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.
****************************** EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CAMBRIDGE, MA
WorldTeach seeks a visionary, entrepreneurial, globally-minded Executive Director to lead the institution at a time of opportunity. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this non-profit partners with governments and other educational organizations to place volunteer teachers in developing countries. WorldTeach aims to meet local needs of the host country, primarily in the English language, as well as to promote responsible global citizenship. As a 29 year old organization, WorldTeach is recognized as a leader in the field among non-profit international education volunteer programs and is known for its personalized support and training. In 2014, WorldTeach sent 340 volunteers to 19 different countries to serve primarily in its year-long program but also in its summer programs. Together, those volunteers impacted the education of over 60,000 students. Since the organization began, over 7,000 volunteers have served with WorldTeach in 26 countries worldwide. Total assets exceed $3 million with $2 million in reserves. The primary source of revenue is payments through in-country partner countries and volunteers. The organization is led by an 11-member Board with international development and international education expertise and is administered by 25 full-time staff, eight of whom are based in the U.S., as well as a cadre of interns in the Cambridge office. The core work of the next Executive Director is to set an ambitious, yet sustainable course for the future, by improving the outreach and communications strategy to attract more volunteers, fostering new partnerships, and expanding in-country placements, while also strengthening current relationships with ministries of education. This leader will also seek out innovative program development, refine its customer service delivery, and develop partnerships and key relationships with stakeholders from across the US and around the globe to engage with WorldTeach, while ensuring that the organization maintains a strong commitment to international education and volunteer training. The Executive Director is the principal spokesperson for WorldTeach both domestically and internationally. The successful candidate will be a strategic, entrepreneurial-minded individual with experience leading an organization or a division of an international development or international exchange focused organization. WorldTeach has retained the executive search firm, Isaacson, Miller, to assist in this important search. All inquiries, nominations/ referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to: Rebecca Swartz, Principal; Morgan Sharoff, Associate; Isaacson, Miller, 263 Summer Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02210. Go to www.imsearch.com/5454 for more information and to apply. WorldTeach is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of applicants in its search.
****************************** URBAN PLANNING OPERATIONS CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks an Urban Planning Operations Contractual. The objective of this consultancy will be to support the Coordinating Group of the ESCI in all matters related to the operations of the Initiative in the cities. In particular, the contractual will provide support in urban planning and the coordination of the implementation of the methodology in the ESCI cities that are assigned to him or her. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in economics, engineering, urban planning, administration, international relations, law or a related field and two years of relevant professional experience in a sector related to the Initiative's work or the equivalent combination of education and experience (Master's degree desirable). Previous experience in similar topics; (ii) previous work with international organizations desirable, especially multilateral institutions. Fluent in English and Spanish (working level). Areas of Expertise: International organizations, Urban planning, economics, engineering, administration, international relations, and/or law. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs. Vacancy no: 1500004058
****************************** EVALUATION ADVISOR, INDEPENDENT EVALUATION OFFICE NEW YORK, NY
The United Nations Development Programme seeks an Evaluation Advisor, Independent Evaluation Office (P-5) in New York. Duties: Conduct and/or manage evaluations that are impartial, independent, credible and meet professional standards; Ensure that evaluations are useful and that evaluation findings and recommendations are followed up; Promote the evaluation function in the Organization; Effectively deploy human and financial resources of the Independent Evaluation Office. REQUIRES: Master's Degree or equivalent in Economics, Sociology, International Relations, Political Science, or any other related social sciences; Knowledge of current development issues, evaluation discipline is a must. At least ten years of international development experience. At least 7 of those years in development evaluation/ research experience. Knowledge of specialized software applied to evaluation, including IT knowledge to establish and maintain databases and tracking systems. Training in evaluation planning, design and methodologies. Please apply online at http://jobs.undp.org/. Closing date: 7/19/15.
****************************** PROJECT MANAGER I WASHINGTON, DC
FHI 360, a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions, seeks a Project Manager. Duties: Plans, manages and guides projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. Oversees resources and coordinates the efforts of team members and external clients in order to deliver projects according to plan. Manages and defines the project's objectives and ensures quality control throughout the completion of the project(s) life cycle. Creates work plans based on goals and targets, and implements evidence based interventions in a one or more multi -sector areas, as well as new technologies and practices. Collaborates with other sectors in order to integrate work plans, budgets and multi-sector interventions, which are essential for the success and sustainability of the project. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent in public health, international development, social sciences or related field. Master's degree preferred. 5+ years of project management experience required. Successful candidates in this role typically have 12+ years of work experience. Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff. Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language as appropriate. Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO). Certification in project management preferred. Travel Requirements: About 20 - 25%. To apply, go to: https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15887/project-manager-i/job
****************************** WATER AND SANITATION ENGINEER UGANDA-KAMPALA
FHI 360, a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions, seeks a Water and Sanitation Engineer for a 5-year, $31.46 M, USAID/Uganda-funded water and sanitation project. The Water and Sanitation Engineer will provide overall coordination of all water and sanitation infrastructure which is constructed through this project. He/she will provide liaison for the project's construction activities with relevant Ugandan Ministries. He/she will be responsible for supervising consultants responsible for design and/or construction oversight activities. He/she will be responsible for identification and resolution of issues and risks related to construction activities. He/she will ensure compliance with Government of Uganda and USAID policies and procedures for construction activities. QUALIFICATIONS: 7+ years of professional experience, with progressively increasing responsibilities and duties, in fields related to water and sanitation facility construction. Experience in overseeing construction and considering environmental impact. Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in environmental or civil engineering, or related field. A professional engineering license through a professional society or government agency is required. Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas. Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff. Strong written and oral communication skills in English. To apply, go to: https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15889/water-and-sanitation- engineer/job
****************************** TECHNICAL ADVISOR I - EMERGENCY RESPONSE GENERALIST BALTIMORE, MD
Catholic Relief Services has posted an opening for a Technical Adviser I Emergency Response Generalist, whose primary role is to provide the HRD with additional rapid deployment capabilities for breaking and ongoing humanitarian responses. REQUIRES: Masters' Degree or equivalent experience in international development or related field. Three to five years' experience in overseas programming, preferably managing emergency response and recovery programs. Experience in multi-sector program design for emergencies, including rapid assessment. Experience working with and through local partner organizations. Vacancy no: 2460. For more information and to apply visit www.crs.org/about/careers/.
****************************** DIRECTOR, PRIVATE SECTOR DEPARTMENT BOSTON, MA OR WASHINGTON, DC
Oxfam America has posted an opening for a Director, Private Sector Department. As Sector Leader, this position serves as a key ambassador for all private sector initiatives including policy and campaign advocacy, direct collaboration with private sector industry leaders, innovation and expansion of sub sector and cross-sector initiatives, thought leadership forums, alliances with the NGO and philanthropic community, and more. REQUIRES: MBA, JD or Master's degree in Economics, International Development or related field. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and motivate teams. Experience working within complex multi-functional, international projects and teams. Ability to work well with all levels of management, executive leadership and support staff. A minimum of 12 or more years of experience working with corporate campaigns, market-based approaches to development, corporate partnerships and/or related field. For more information and to apply visit www.oxfamamerica.org/whoweare/jobs/available-positions.
****************************** INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs.
DIVERSITY YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WASHINGTON, DC
There are openings for exceptionally qualified and motivated Young Professionals eager to start a career at the Inter-American Development Bank. The IDB seeks candidates with experience in areas which will support our institutional priorities: Reducing poverty and social inequalities; Addressing the needs of small and vulnerable countries; Fostering development through the private sector; Addressing climate change, renewable energy and environmental sustainability; and Promoting regional cooperation and integration. REQUIRES: Be a citizen of one of the Bank's member countries; Be 32 years of age or younger as of January 1st of the application year; Be fluent in English and Spanish, with a working knowledge of a third official Bank language (French or Portuguese); Have obtained a Master's degree or equivalent higher education degree from an accredited university at the time of submitting your application (your degree must have been already awarded); Have one or more years of professional experience in business related to the Bank; and Be exempt from any military obligation for the duration of the program. Vacancy no: 1500004458. Closing date: 7/31/15.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WASHINGTON, DC
There are openings for exceptionally qualified and motivated Young Professionals eager to start a career at the Inter-American Development Bank. The IDB seeks candidates with experience in areas which will support our institutional priorities: Reducing poverty and social inequalities; Addressing the needs of small and vulnerable countries; Fostering development through the private sector; Addressing climate change, renewable energy and environmental sustainability; and Promoting regional cooperation and integration. REQUIRES: Be a citizen of one of the Bank's member countries; Be 32 years of age or younger as of January 1st of the application year; Be fluent in English and Spanish, with a working knowledge of a third official Bank language (French or Portuguese); Have obtained a Master's or equivalent higher education degree from an accredited university at the time of submitting your application (your degree must have been already awarded); Have one or more years of professional experience in business related to the Bank; and Be exempt from any military obligation for the duration of the program. Vacancy no: 1500004461. Closing date: 7/31/15.
****************************** TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ADVISOR, EXPENDITURE POLICY WASHINGTON, DC
The Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund seeks applicants with proven expertise on fiscal issues related to public expenditure to fill a vacancy in the Expenditure Policy Division as a headquarters-based consultant in Washington D.C. for an initial period of two years. The selected candidate will contribute to the division's policy-oriented analytical work on public spending on the wage bill, education, health and social protection. Strong specialist skills in one of these areas would be an advantage. He or she will also participate in the division's technical assistance to member countries in evaluating public expenditure policies and the impact of reforms. REQUIRES: The candidate should have a Master's or Ph.D. or equivalent degree in economics or public policy, with at least 5 years of relevant experience. The successful candidate is also expected to have a solid research or operational background in public spending issues. A proven track record of written publications, papers, reports, or other documents in this area is required. The selected candidate should possess excellent written and oral communication skills in English; ability to work in Spanish and/or French would be desirable but is not essential. TO APPLY: Candidates meeting the qualifications are invited to apply online at https://www.imf.org/external/np/adm/rec/db/index.htm. Closing date: 7/30/15. Job Number: 1500570
****************************** STATISTICIAN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
The World Trade Organization seeks a Statistician (Grade 6) in Geneva. The main functions of this post are to assist the Head of the Consolidated Tariff Schedules (CTS) Unit in the maintenance and updating of the CTS database. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree or equivalent in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, statistics or economics. Minimum 2 years' relevant professional experience. Knowledge of statistical concepts such as those used in national accounts, balance of payments and international trade statistics. Good knowledge/ working experience in the areas of customs tariffs and HS nomenclature classifications. Good IT skills of use for statistical analysis and database/ information management, particularly MS Access applications and SQL language. Knowledge of SAS would be an advantage. TO APPLY: Please visit our website at http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/vacan_e/vacan_e.htm. Closing date: 7/20/15. Vacancy no: EXT/L/15-30
****************************** UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
SENIOR PROGRAMME OFFICER, HUMAN SETTLEMENTS NAIROBI
A Senior Programme Officer, Human Settlements (P-5) is sought in Nairobi. Duties: Provide the vision and intellectual and normative lead for land and property; Implement global, country, partner and donor strategies across different stakeholder groups and forums; Provide policy guidance to the Branch Coordinator 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 above) in social science, development studies, land and property (administration, management, economy, law) or related area. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in development and land, and related fields at the international level, which should also include experience working at the national level in developing countries. Closing date: 8/21/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM-UNHABITAT- 44142-R-NAIROBI (R)
CHIEF OF STAFF NEW YORK
A Chief of Staff (D-2) is sought in New York. Duties: Formulates and implements the substantive work programme of the Branch. Oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Branch, ensures that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion and co-ordinates work in the different areas both within the Division and Department, and with other organizations of the United Nations System, as appropriate. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in public or business administration, economics, social sciences or related area. A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in administration, human resources management, financial management, economic affairs, social affairs or related field is required. Experience at the international level, including managerial experience is required. Experience with the NGO committee processes is desirable. Closing date: 8/17/15. Vacancy no: 15-SOC-DESA-43496-R-NEW YORK(G)
CHIEF OF NGO BRANCH NEW YORK
A Chief of NGO Branch (D-1) is sought in New York. Duties: Formulates and implements the substantive work programme of the Branch. Oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Branch, ensures that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion and co-ordinates work in the different areas both within the Division and Department, and with other organizations of the United Nations System, as appropriate. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in public or business administration, economics, social sciences or related area. A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in administration, human resources management, financial management, economic affairs, social affairs or related field is required. Experience at the international level, including managerial experience is required. Closing date: 8/17/15. Vacancy no: 15-SOC- DESA-43496-R-NEW YORK(G)
****************************** PROGRAMME OFFICER -RESILIENCE COORDINATOR INCLUDING CASH BASED INTERVENTIONS NAIROBI
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted an opening for a Programme Officer, Resilience Coordinator including Cash Based Interventions (P-4) in Nairobi. Duties: Develop and manage FAO Somalia's response in building and enhancing the resilience of households and communities to shocks in Somalia, and design cash based schemes to respond to specific objectives set by sectors. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in business administration, agricultural development, economics, social science or a related field, with a focus on resilience, food security or related area. Seven years of relevant experience in project or programme management, including in the field of food security, nutrition and resilience programming in developing countries, and at least two years of field experience in the design, management and/or monitoring of cash-based interventions. Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian. TO APPLY: Send your application to: FAO Somalia, UN-Somalia Ngecha Road Complex, Corner of Lower Kabete Road/Ngecha Road, P.O. Box 30470-00-100 Nairobi-Kenya, E-mail: SO-HR-INT-VACANCIES@fao.org. Closing date: 7/10/15. Vacancy no: FRSOM-38- 15-PRJ
****************************** *ADVOCACY RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR NEW YORK
World Vision is seeking an Advocacy Resource Development Advisor who works to co-design and implement the global advocacy resource acquisition strategy in partnership with relevant stakeholders and in close alignment and coordination with GAM (Grant Acquisition and Management) and advocacy structures. S/he will serve as a key contributor of advocacy technical content for pre-positioning, bid preparation and submission of proposals to Foundations, Bi-lateral and Multi-lateral organizations, and Corporations. S/he will coordinate the technical support to National and Regional Offices for successful grant acquisition. The Advocacy Resource Development Advisor will be responsible for on-going identification of potential advocacy grant opportunities both as stand-alone and integrated in other sectorial grants e.g. Child Protection, Women and Girls empowerment, Health-nutrition and food security, child and youth participation education, Fragile Contexts. S/he shall have a depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience in grant acquisition with a good grasp of advocacy. S/he should exhibit excellent grant writing ability, strong interpersonal and professional skills to relate to a very diverse pool of internal and external stakeholders and demonstrate a high record of funds raised through grants. Strong experience on strategic influence and networking as well as remote working is required. Experience in social investments type of projects is desired. We believe that every child is a precious gift to the entire world and that their well-being concerns us all. We will not rest while children suffer in situations that can be changed. We are looking for people who share our beliefs and our passion. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: On-going identification of grant opportunities to meet advocacy objectives integrated with priority sectors. Develop concept notes and proposals for funding of key advocacy initiatives. Determining and prioritizing opportunities for support to National and Regional teams, leading to quantifiable funding outcomes. Provide technical expertise on grant writing and grant management to staff and stakeholders, including needs assessments, program design, start-up, phase-in, phase-out, communications, reporting, monitoring and evaluation of advocacy activities. Ensure donors technical approaches that contain advocacy components and strategies are known by the National Office (NO) leaders and influence NO strategies. Identify opportunities for key staff to participate in global and regional technical or advocacy specific fora to influence donor development strategies. Provide leadership and coordination in the development, dissemination and promotion of grant strategies, standards and tools for advocacy integrating in programming and stand alone. Collaborate with SO (Support Offices) IPG (International Programs Group) and Advocacy teams to develop and conduct training in advocacy integration in concept notes and grant proposals. Develop reporting and evaluation processes for performance management of grants. Maintain a current, accurate and comprehensive list of prospective funding organizations and status of advocacy grants. Work with appropriate staff in NO (National Office) and RO (Regional Office) to gather data for evaluation and reporting requirements. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Master's degree on international development, business development and/or advocacy. Deep knowledge and experience on grant acquisition, program management and advocacy. Strong communication skills, particularly advanced grant writing skills, report writing skills for a variety of donors. Demonstrated fundraising success in foundation, bilateral and multilateral organizations, and/or government and corporate grants. Ability to build relationships cross-culturally and with a wide range of stakeholders. Ability to multi- task and execute through and across different layers within the organization. Ability to review the work products of others to ensure conformance to standards. Ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information and to prepare reports and correspondence. Strong networking skills and experience working virtually using effective technological tools. Experience and expertise on donor requirements from bilateral/ multilateral organizations and foundations. Proven ability to manage and track multiple prospects and funders. Ability to work effectively independently, and as a part of multiple teams, in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment. Meticulous attention to detail and excellent organizational skills with the ability to quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks and short deadlines. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters. Excellent English language command and professional knowledge of Spanish or French is desired. Availability to travel at least 30% of the time. If you believe you have the skills and experience to fulfil this vital and challenging role that will enhance the lives of vulnerable children, we'd love to hear from you. TO APPLY: Find the full description and apply online by June 28, 2015. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org.
****************************** *WASH TECHNICAL ADVISOR JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
PSI seeks qualified, dynamic candidates for the consultancy of WASH Technical Advisor for a USAID funded health program in South Sudan. Under this project, the Technical Advisor will be responsible for planning, supervising, and implementing the WASH strategy. The current portfolio is comprised of various interventions addressing diarrheal disease prevention, such as behavior change communications program on point-of-use (POU) water treatment products, including social marketing of Waterguard chlorine tables and PUR chlorine-based powder, proper hand washing practices and sanitation marketing. The WASH Technical Advisor will work closely with USAID- funded primary contractors: JHPIEGO, Proctor and Gamble (P&G), UNICEF, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Water Resources & Irrigation (MWRI), WHO, and a wide array of local and international NGOs. SCOPE OF WORK: The Advisor's responsibilities include representing PSI in a complex political context, fund-raising, and strategic planning and overall management of the programs. This consultancy is based in Juba, South Sudan, with 40-50% field travel. As this is a multi-partner project, this consultancy will be seconded to the lead partner and reporting to the project's Technical Director. TO APPLY: Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/crkp6qp
****************************** *ACTWATCH RESEARCH ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT NAIROBI, KENYA
ACTwatch is PSI's multi-country research project designed to provide relevant, high quality evidence to inform and monitor malaria control policies and programs. The project is currently implemented in 12 countries through funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID, and UNITAID. Under the leadership of the Project Director, the ACTwatch team is comprised of a Deputy Director, a Principal Investigator, Research Managers, Research Associates, and a Data Manager. A central team of Research Associates work with PSI Country Program Coordinators (based in PSI country platforms) to collect and analyze quantitative survey data using standardized methods and tools. ACTwatch seeks a qualified candidate to fill the position of Research Associate. The consultant will report to the Research Manager that is based in Nairobi, Kenya and will be assigned to Madagascar (two months in country) to implement, analyze and disseminate the ACTwatch outlet survey. TO APPLY: apply online at http://www.psi.org. Population Services International is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender identity, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status. PI90787165. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/6ffp4vx
****************************** *TECHNICAL OFFICER III, MSTAR WASHINGTON, DC
FHI 360 is seeking a Technical Officer III with significant ICT for development (ICT4D) experience who will lead and support a portfolio of projects and activities under the USAID-supported Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research Program (mSTAR). The Technical Officer III will use his/her ICT4D technical expertise to support development and implementation of projects within all three mSTAR work streams. These include digital financial services, digital inclusion and real time data for decision-making. S/he will also support efficient management of mSTAR activities by focusing on operations coordination, project implementation, financial management and compliance with U.S. Government regulations. The Technical Officer will be responsible for designing, planning, and implementing project activities in collaboration with other mSTAR colleagues and according to the mSTAR work plan. S/he will develop technical resources for the project and provides technical review and feedback on program deliverables. In coordination with operational staff and other members of the team, s/he will help manage the project's objectives and activities and oversee quality control throughout project life cycles. S/he will work with the operational team and/or Project Director to create work plans based on goals, objectives and targets, and implements evidence based interventions in multi-sector areas, as well as new technologies and practices. Additionally, the Technical Officer may support USAID to develop project concepts and work plans. In support of these activities, s/he will utilize relevant work experience and/or interest in digital financial services, digital inclusion and real time data for decision-making. S/he will collaborate with other sectors and projects in order to integrate work plans and successful interventions, which are essential for the success and sustainability of the project. Overall this position presents an exciting opportunity for an ICT4D professional to use and improve his or her technical and project management skillsets. REQUIRES: Practical experience applying best practices and approaches in ICT4D project design and execution in development settings. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated experience in developing and deploying digital solutions for social impact. Previous experience working with USAID or other USG funded programs. Ability to influence, motivate, and collaborate with others. Ability to adapt and resolve problems/issues to bring to completion. Energetic and collaborative team player. Familiarity with the Principles for Digital Development. Must be comfortable working in a fast paced and sometimes intense working environment. 8+ years of management experience in the field of ICT for development; 10+ years of overall professional experience. BA in International Development, ICT4D, or other relevant discipline; MA preferred. Experience following USAID-funded award requirements, including familiarity with subcontracts, grants, and cooperative agreements processes, preferably whilst working in developing country context. Experience with budget development, including familiarity with standard budgeting software. Articulate, professional communication skills. Experience collaborating with local companies and non-profit organizations in developing countries. Fluent spoken and written English. Ability to travel internationally as needed, up to 20%. Desired Qualifications: Speaking and reading proficiency in a foreign language. Experience serving in a mid or senior project management role in a developing country. Exposure to and/or work experience utilizing mobile data collection platforms, consumer mobile payment systems or technology providing Internet access in infrastructure-poor environments. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions. TO APPLY: https://jobs- fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15850/technical-officer-iii%2c-mstar/job. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.
****************************** *RESEARCHER / TEAM LEADER, ASSESSMENT OF A CHILDREN'S TELEVISION PROGRAM PAKISTAN
MSI seeks a Researcher/Team Leader to lead a team of local consultants to conduct an assessment of a television show for children aimed at promoting positive attitudes and values. The purpose of the assessment is to understand how exposure to the show affects children's perceptions and what type of messages resonate most with these young viewers and their parents. The Team Leader will be responsible for leading a team to design, manage and implement the assessment. The Team Leader will work closely with MSI senior management and the client to finalize the mixed-method design, develop the assessment and analysis plan, identify team members (if necessary), write statements of work, oversee subcontractor(s), spear-head questionnaire design, pre-testing of instruments, oversee data collection, oversee data processing, and lead analysis and report writing. The consultancy will start on/about August 1, 2015 and end on/about November 30, 2015. REQUIRES: Master's degree in sociology, or other degree in social sciences from an internationally recognized university. Minimum seven (7) years working in international development. Demonstrated experience in conducting high quality evaluations/assessments to USAID standards. Specific experience in assessing media programs or other communications programs is required. Experience designing and implementing mixed methods studies. Demonstrated leadership and communication skills. Experience leading focus groups. Strong analytic skills with demonstrated, use of qualitative software such as Max QDA or Nvivio is a plus. Proficiency in STATA and/or SPSS is required. Fluency in English and strong writing skills, including report writing abilities. 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
****************************** *BENEFITS & COMPENSATION ANALYST WASHINGTON, DC
World Learning has an immediate opening for a Benefits & Compensation Analyst. The Benefits and Compensation Analyst is responsible for the overall administration and maintenance of World Learning's Employee Compensation and Benefit program for World Learning's International Development and Exchange Programs (IDEP) unit based in Washington D.C. Working collaboratively with the VT based Benefits Administrator, the DC based Benefits and Compensation Analyst will assure company compliance with all federal and state regulations and will be responsible for the preparation and maintenance of plan documents and reports required by law. S/he serves as IDEP's main contact with plan providers and supports employees by directing them to the appropriate vendor resource as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: B.A. degree with three to five years' experience leading compensation and benefits processes; In- depth understanding of domestic benefit plans and laws; Working knowledge of international benefit plans and laws; Proficiency working with HR databases, Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Power Point); Excellent customer service and oral and written communication skills; Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities simultaneously; Proven project management skills; Proven ability to work with detail and produce quality work. TO APPLY: Please visit our website www.worldlearning.org and click on the employment tab to submit your application. If you do not see the job you are interested in, please "search all." Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. Please note, a resume and cover letter are required when applying for this position. Qualified applicants must apply as soon as possible as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Once a qualified candidate has been identified, this position will be closed. Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. We thank you for your interest in joining World Learning. World Learning is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
****************************** *SPECIALIST, LABOR MARKET INFORMATION SYSTEM HARMONIZATION AND COORDINATION ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
FHI 360 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Specialist, Labor Market Information System Harmonization and Coordination. Duties: Technical - LMIS Design, Implementation and Deployment: Assist the AUC/DSA in the deployment of the LMIS-HCF. Develop and manage a user friendly LMI data management system at continental level, including dissemination of approaches such as web-based communication. Work with the Secretariat of the RECs to facilitate the implementation of their Regional LMIS Roadmaps defined during the LMIS-HCF capacity building and planning workshops. Support the implementation of the component of the Labor Migration joint Programme related to Labor Migration Data and Statistics, working with the RECs. In collaboration with the Africa Regional Labor Administration Centers (ARLACs), develop and implement a training program for MS, AUC and RECs experts on LMIS. Update and complete the LMIS harmonization tools and other related guidelines. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in statistics, with focus on labor statistics and economics, social science, economics, and/or other science is highly preferred. Bachelor's degree is required. Minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience in labor market information systems development (labor statistics, labor market data analysis, and labor software). At least 3-5 years of management experience and proven supervisory ability as well as technical leadership to establish and maintain effective working relationships as both a team member and a team leader. At least 5 years of experience in international organization preferably including Regional Economic Communities. Experience working with a diverse set of stakeholders at regional and international levels. Experience coaching and delivering capacity building training, as well as designing trainings. Ability to identify clients' needs and develop appropriate solutions, and establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients. Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate, implement and review own work plan and those under supervision. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for gender and diversity. Proven ability to write and speak concisely and clearly and communicate effectively. Ability to prepare reports and conduct presentations on key issues by formulating positions, articulating options concisely, and making and defending recommendations. Language Requirement: Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (English, French, Arabic and Portuguese) is a must. Knowledge of second or all of the other working languages would be an added advantage. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions. TO APPLY: visit https://jobs- fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15822/specialist%2c-labor-market-information-system- harmonization-and-coordination/job. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY ARLINGTON, VA
Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno) is seeking an experienced Chief of Party in Workforce Development. The Chief of Party (COP) shall be responsible for assuring that all assistance provided is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all organizations and individuals engaged under the project while in country. Additionally, the COP will be expected to play a leading and substantive role in developing and implementing all activities; s/he shall be the lead person for Cardno Emerging Markets, USA Ltd. in liaising with the donor staff, institutions, and client country partners to exchange information and develop professional relationships. The COP should have strategic vision, leadership qualities, technical expertise, professional reputation, management experience, and interpersonal skills to fulfill the diverse managerial requirements of the project. The COP will manage the technical teams, ensuring coordination of goals and efforts across the entire project effort. QUALIFICATIONS: 10+ years of experience implementing and managing donor-funded projects (such as USAID and DFID) in Workforce Development or any related field. Master's degree is required. Solid background in assessing training needs, technical skills gaps, developing and overseeing training/ educational programs, initiating public-private partnerships for setting up workshops and practicum labs, supporting and overseeing entrepreneurial initiatives, youth and women capacity building etc. Experience is required in one (or more) of the following geographical regions: Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, North Africa, Latin American and the Caribbean. Demonstrated ability to build and manage a diverse team of employees. COP/Team Leader experience managing and overseeing the technical implementation of USAID and other donor supported programs related to Workforce Development, Education, Capacity Building or any other related field. Ability to establish successful collaborative working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including private sector, government, local organization, other donors and the media. Excellent written and oral communications skills required. Fluency in English is required. Additional fluency in one of the following languages is a plus: Arabic, French or Spanish. TO APPLY: apply online at http://cardno.pmtrx.com/OpeningDetail.aspx?key=6ca9d3f3-0616-4097-a628- 000a7393bc28&id=c2222c45-285c-4dd0-90c6-4d2f322fbe6f
****************************** *TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ADVISOR WASHINGTON, DC
The Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund seeks applicants with proven expertise on fiscal issues related to public expenditure to fill a vacancy in the Expenditure Policy Division (EPD) as a headquarters-based consultant in Washington D.C. for an initial period of two years. The selected candidate will contribute to the division's policy-oriented analytical work on public spending on the wage bill, education, health and social protection. Strong specialist skills in one of these areas would be an advantage. He or she will also participate in the division's technical assistance to member countries in evaluating public expenditure policies and the impact of reforms. REQUIRES: The candidate should have a Master's or Ph.D. or equivalent degree in economics or public policy, with at least 5 years of relevant experience. The successful candidate is also expected to have a solid research or operational background in public spending issues. A proven track record of written publications, papers, reports, or other documents in this area is required. The selected candidate should possess excellent written and oral communication skills in English; ability to work in Spanish and/or French would be desirable but is not essential. A willingness to travel is also required. Candidates meeting the qualifications are invited to apply online at https://www.imf.org/external/np/adm/rec/db/index.htm. Closing date: 7/31/15. Job Number: 1500570.
****************************** 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.
*AIR TRANSPORT OFFICER NEW YORK
An Air Transport Officer (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Plan, assess and monitor budget proposals for the utilization of the UN long-term chartered aircraft/ air transport operations; Make recommendations on the most economical method of aircraft acquisition, by purchase, lease or contingency agreements; Manage, administer and monitor the UN long-term chartered aircraft and Letters of Assist related to procurement and contractual aspects. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Air Transportation, Aviation Engineering or Aviation Safety Management or related area. A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in air transport operations or related area is required. Experience at the international level in aircraft management, aviation contracts, or air transportation is required. Experience in managing international, commercial, peacekeeping or military air transport/air charter operations is desirable. Closing date: 8/15/15. Vacancy no: 15- LOG-DFS-35679-R-NEW YORK (R)
*DEPUTY DIRECTOR NEW YORK
A Deputy Director (D-1) is sought in New York. Duties: In partnership with the Executive Director, co-leads, supervises and carries out the overall strategy and work programme of the UN Global Compact. Specifically, the Deputy Director elaborates and supervises the establishment of work plans of different programme units including their objectives, performance measurements, standards, and expected results. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in economics, political science, international relations, public administration or related fields. A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in project management, administration or related area with relevance to the GCO's mandates, including corporate sustainability and UN-business collaboration. Experience of corporate citizenship especially as it relates to UN-business partnership is required. Experience in both private and public sectors is required. Closing date: 8/14/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM-DM-43615-R-NEW YORK (X)
*SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS OFFICER NAIROBI
A Senior Environmental Affairs Officer (P-5) is sought in Nairobi. Duties: Coordinate with the Parties to the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol on identification, development and promotion of implementation of measures which will enhance their capabilities for appropriate scientific, technical, policy research and assessment. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, climatology, or environmental science with specialization in the study of the atmosphere or ozone layer protection issues, is required. A minimum of ten (10) years' of progressively responsible experience of which five (5) years' of experience should be at the international level in scientific management of environmental issues. Closing date: 8/14/15. Vacancy no: 15-ENV-UNEP-42914-R-NAIROBI (X)
*ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
An Economic Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in New York. The Economic Affairs Officer will provide support to the programme of capacity development in the area of domestic resource mobilization, including fiscal policies and tax administration. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, macroeconomics, accounting, law, business administration or related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in international development, including experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes, and programme planning and design or related area is required. Experience at the national and international levels, involving both analytical and policy development work in the field of international taxation is required. Closing date: 8/14/15. Vacancy no: 15-ECO-DESA-43497- R-NEW YORK (R)
*SENIOR PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER MONTREAL
A Senior Programme Management Officer (P-5) is sought in Montreal. Duties: Develop guidelines for financial and progress reporting and monitor their implementation; Analyze project implementation data; Oversee the reports to the Executive Committee on the status of implementation and make recommendations for the possible cancellation of approved projects; Develop and oversee maintenance of a database of approved projects. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, business administration, management, environment or a related field. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in projects management, policy making, project evaluation, research and in dealing with policy related environmental problems in developing countries and with UN/international organizations or related field. Familiarity with procedures of international funding agencies is a strong advantage. Closing date: 8/11/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM-UNEP-42058-R- MONTREAL (X)
****************************** WORLD BANK
The World Bank has posted openings for the following positions. TO APPLY: Please visit www.worldbank.org.
*SENIOR SOCIAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
The Senior Social Protection Specialist will support the Donor Coordinator in providing support to the Donor Working Group and enabling continued donor harmonization to the Government; support the Donor Coordinator with the provision of implementation support to the GOE as well as oversight and quality control of all outputs contracted by the DCT on behalf of the DWG, as well as all products produced by the DCT. REQUIRES: Minimum of an MSC degree in Development, Economics, Social Sciences, or any relevant discipline; At least 10 years of relevant work experience; Experience with large scale, multi-sectoral programming and multiple partners preferred. Demonstrated international experience, including within low capacity environments. Closing date: 7/16/15. Vacancy no: 151125
*SENIOR PARTNERSHIP SPECIALIST WASHINGTON, DC
The Senior Partnership Specialist will be part of a team focused on strengthening development partner relations and fundraising coordination, assisting with the development of strong strategic relations and an enabling framework to increase development partner investments in World Bank Group external resources. REQUIRES: Advanced Degree in development economics, public policy, finance, accounting or other related field and minimum 8 years of relevant experience including work across regions and/or sectors. Experience in working with development partners and fundraising for international development work. Familiarity with development finance issues and development operations, including concern for development results and the processes to achieve them. Strong familiarity with World Bank Group operations, including the use of trust funds. Closing date: 7/9/15. Vacancy no: 151097
****************************** *URBAN PLANNING OPERATIONS CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks an Urban Planning Operations Contractual. The objective of this consultancy will be to support the Coordinating Group of the ESCI in all matters related to the operations of the Initiative in the cities. In particular, the contractual will provide support in urban planning and the coordination of the implementation of the methodology in the ESCI cities that are assigned to him or her. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in economics, engineering, urban planning, administration, international relations, law or a related field and two years of relevant professional experience in a sector related to the Initiative's work or the equivalent combination of education and experience (Master's degree desirable). Previous experience in similar topics; (ii) previous work with international organizations desirable, especially multilateral institutions. Fluent in English and Spanish (working level). Areas of Expertise: International organizations, Urban planning, economics, engineering, administration, international relations, and/or law. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs. Vacancy no: 1500004058
****************************** MERCY CORPS
Mercy Corps has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply please go online to www.mercycorps.org/jobs
*TEAM LEADER, STRATEGIC RESPONSE AND GLOBAL EMERGENCIES PORTLAND, OR
The SRGE Team Leader will follow-up on key areas of MC's emergency/ humanitarian aid training and capacity building program in response to our agency-wide emergency response strategy - and serve as a standing member of the SRGE team capable of deployment to field sites for emergency program management and support. REQUIRES: BA/S in relevant field. 7+ years field-based emergency and development experience in managing complex environments. Demonstrated skills in applicable emergency and livelihood-based assessment tools. Ability to lead teams, handle negotiations and facilitate planning processes, including delicate transitions. Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines and in sparse working environments. Vacancy no: 219736-927
*ASSET DEVELOPMENT SERVICES COORDINATOR PORTLAND, OR
The Asset Development Services Coordinator will assist the Asset Development Program by helping to administer Individual Development Accounts to participants. This position will include the review of business plans and teaching of business classes in Russian. REQUIRES: Fluent written and spoken Russian language skills required. 1- 2 years' experience administrative work, preferably with databases. Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word and Excel. Demonstrated experience with a diverse client base of low-income people and their needs. Grant writing and grant reporting skills. Vacancy no: 219717-927
****************************** *PROGRAM MANAGER II - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ABUJA, NIGERIA
Catholic Relief Services is seeking a Program Manager II - Business Development in Abuja. Position Type: Full-Time; Band: D; FLSA: Exempt; Reports To: Country Representative. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. BACKGROUND: Catholic Relief Services came to Nigeria in 1960 to provide humanitarian assistance in collaboration with the Catholic Church. Along with many other NGOs, CRS was forced to leave the country in 1970 during the Biafran War. In the late 1990s, CRS implemented outreach projects in Nigeria through the Catholic Church, and in 1999, CRS opened an office in Nigeria, primarily to support peace and justice efforts. In 2001, CRS launched a response to HIV and AIDS in four dioceses of Nigeria. The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief greatly expanded the size of the country program work in 2004. CRS Nigeria has since been expanding its portfolio across sector and geographic areas. Nigeria was identified as a priority country within CRS for business development, based on the many opportunities and the great need with over 100 million people surviving on less than $1.25 per day. JOB SUMMARY: The Business Development Manager will lead the charge for pursuing current and future opportunities for all donors, including USAID, Global Fund, US based foundations and corporate organizations; private US-based donors; as well as non-traditional UN, national organizations and other European donors, with an emphasis on competitive mechanisms. They will lead the process of creating strategic resource acquisition plans, identifying and responding to funding opportunities, and overseeing the donor cultivation cycle. This will include monitoring the evolution of donor regulations, funding mechanisms, and application requirements to ensure the compliance and responsiveness of CRS proposals. As a member of the agency's broader business development community of practice, they will also provide staff with information and informal training to improve their skills in proposal development, representation to donor and partner organizations, donor and partner intelligence-gathering, and marketing of CRS' capacities to enhance our competitiveness. PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Business Development Manager is responsible for identifying and developing new funding relations; researching appropriate future funding opportunities; serving as lead writer as appropriate and proposal development coordinator; identifying and incorporating best practices from CRS and other programs into proposals; developing and maintaining strategic alliances and/or coalitions with other organizations as they pertain to proposal development processes; and building and maintaining relationships with potential, current, and past donors. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Pre-positioning: Stay abreast of trends in new business development and share those within the Nigeria and CWA teams. Lead CRS in Nigeria on all aspects of the business development cycle. Consult with the CR and HoP closely to prepare a comprehensive plan and budget for growth strategy that draws on resource persons from the CP, partners, the HQ Resource Acquisition Department and Foundations and Corporate Engagement Unit, Major Gift officers as well as other relevant senior regional representatives. Work with appropriate staff to maintain data on past performance and corporate capacity for both publicly- and privately-funded awards, in order to provide timely information for proposal submission. Monitor regulatory revisions, proposal guidelines, and application requirements for priority donors together with HQ staff to ensure that new proposals adhere to them. Identify programming ideas and areas of technical excellence with which CRS can cultivate donor interest. Support country program to develop appropriate and effective fundraising strategies involving donor research and intelligence, product development, marketing, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Develop/ cultivate relationships within the framework of cross-sector engagement (CSE) such as private sector, government, and research centers, to expand partnering and consortia-building to increase impact and identify funding opportunities. Act as CRS liaison with Corporations and Foundations unit at HQ keeping them apprised on CRS portfolio, upcoming funding needs, and any contacts made with corporations and foundations. Provide links to broader interagency and donor communities and coordination fora. Develop relationships with USAID, DFID, the UN and other public donor organizations in order to ascertain potential for new funding opportunities. Disseminate information as appropriate. Follow up leads on potential public funding from staff as well as own contacts. Strengthen intelligence and market research to identify potential donors and develop marketing strategy to pursue funding from non-traditional donors (Foundations, Embassies, INGOs, EU, U.N., European, Australian, Canadian and other donor agencies, World Bank etc.). Maintain an up-to-date Intel matrix reflecting donor priorities and upcoming opportunities. Subscribe to and monitor regularly electronic notices for relevant funding opportunities and monitor websites of potential donors for information on priorities, requirements and funding opportunities. Track RFA/Ps as they are published, identify those relevant to CRS programs, determine with CRS Country Representative and Head of Programs when/ whether to respond. Explore opportunities for non-traditional resource acquisition and support the country program to develop new institutional relationships with international non-profit and for-profit organizations and other collaborators in the public funding arena. Develop and implement proactive capture plans for upcoming opportunities. Work closely with Regional Business Development Manager and the CRS Business Development Community through communication and coordination of all national and international funding opportunities and trends, detailed monthly tracking reports, capture planning and other strategies to track and influence donor strategies. Provide the CRS team in Nigeria as well as partner staff with mentoring and training to improve skills in growth/ fundraising and proposal development for external donors. This might include, but is not limited to, facilitation of resource mobilization workshops. Pursuing Opportunities: Lead proposal team to develop and maintain timelines reflecting respective responsibilities of team members and due dates, and hold each person accountable. Support and guide the identification of local and international partners and negotiation of CRS' role on proposal consortia, ensuring a competitive position for CRS that adheres to the agency's partnership principles and strategic directions. Lead and coordinate processes and provide direct technical assistance to staff for timely submission of high quality concept notes and proposals that are responsive to and compliant with donor requirements and with CRS technical application and cost application standards. Write or edit technical narratives, produce budgets, and produce attachments, as required depending on complementary capacities of proposal development team. Provide specific support to proposed management and staffing plans, resource management plans, cost applications, and proposal appendices/ annexes. Provide proposal development information to relevant regional and HQ staff to enable submission and tracking. Identify relevant technical assistance (in-country program staff, partner resources, RTAs, PQSD, and/or consultants) needs to design, write, and package quality proposals as per donor requirements. Leveraging Results: In close collaboration with the Program Units, establish and maintain a process for the program teams to incorporate the lessons learned into proposals. Following each proposal development process, develop a process/ activity that not only captures the success and challenges, but assures that they are incorporated into future programming. Lead the evaluation of fundraising initiatives undertaken by the country program, compile lessons learned, and make recommendations for similar efforts in the future. Work with program staff to develop effective targeted marketing materials including flyers, presentations, banners, etc. Communicate key marketing messages to donors to raise awareness of CRS' key programming areas and the CRS brand. Coordinate regular donor visits with CR, HoP and/or key technical staff. Financial Management and Compliance: Ensure business development budget is managed according to donor requirements. Track budgets through development and processing of budget maintenance and tracking forms. Ensure budget review through monthly budget comparison report reviews, and realign budgets if needed. Ensure cash forecasts are sent quarterly to finance and budgets are uploaded and reviewed quarterly on e-budget. Other: Perform a selection of the above functions for other CRS Country Programs as time permits and the need to respond to funding opportunities arises. AGENCY-WIDE COMPETENCIES (for all CRS Staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results. Serves with Integrity; Models Stewardship; Cultivates Constructive Relationships; Promotes Learning. PROGRAM MANAGER COMPETENCIES: These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each program manager to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results. Sets clear goals and manages toward them. Collaborates effectively with staff and stakeholders. Manages financial resources with integrity. Applies program quality standards to project design and organizational learning. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None. KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Internal to CRS: Head of Programs and all program staff, particularly unit managers. Operations staff, particularly Head of Operations and Head of Finance; Regional Technical Advisors, Business Development team, particularly Regional Business Development Specialist. External to CRS: Officials in USAID, and other government organizations; Representatives from for-profit and other non-profit organizations; Representatives of non-traditional public donors including UN, World Bank, and others. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in international development, or related field, or equivalent experience. Experience in developing USAID, USDA, State Department, ECHO, CDC, and UN proposals and familiarity with their policies, procedures, and priorities. Have both contract and cooperative agreement experience. Minimum five years of professional NGO experience, preferably CRS experience, working in a developing country managing US Government funded projects in integrated community development in two or more of the following areas: agriculture livelihoods, health (health systems-strengthening), HIV/AIDS, WASH, and emergency response. Exceptional communication skills and superior writing ability. Demonstrated successful experience in project design with local partners through participatory processes. Strong representation skills. Strong analytical and conceptual skills. Experience with and commitment to working in a team structure. Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) required, preferably experience with Microsoft Publisher. Demonstrated cost application development skills; extensive experience with proposal budgets and budget notes. Experience with consortium development and competitive partnership building. Experience with staff and partner capacity development. Experience with working in a team structure. Ability to represent the Agency with partners, local government, donor organizations & funding organizations, etc., as needed. Excellent communication and interpersonal and networking skills required. PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL SKILLS: Experience and proven track record of successful proposal development with USG and other donor agencies. Listening, mediation, and facilitation skills. Sound judgment, assertiveness, and commitment to the Agency's mission. Self-motivated, with the ability to motivate others and coordinate a large amount of activity. Strong organizational and planning skills. Knowledge of CRS program quality standards, partnership principles and Catholic Social Teaching principles is preferred. DISCLAIMER CLAUSE: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. TO APPLY: apply at https://www5.apply2jobs.com/CRS/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=2476&Curr entPage=1. EOE/M/F/D/V
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY PRISTINA, KOSOVO
World Learning seeks a Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Transformational Leadership Program - Scholarships and Partnerships (TLP-SP) to be based in Pristina, Kosovo. Duration: 3.5 years. Background: The purpose of the TLP-SP is to develop a cadre of leaders to drive significant change in Kosovo in priority economic, political, and social development areas. This high-profile program is part of a broader Transformational Leadership initiative and requires coordination with inter-related but separate projects. Key components of this program include: overseeing an Advisory Committee comprised of prominent stakeholders; strengthening university management and capacity in Kosovo; managing higher education scholarships for US graduate studies and professional certificates; and overseeing partnerships between US universities and selected faculties of the University of Pristina. The Chief of Party will be a dynamic senior-level professional with a proven track record of successfully managing complex international development and higher education projects in sensitive environments. Reporting to World Learning headquarters in Washington, DC and working very closely with USAID, the COP will be in charge of overall program operations and will represent the TLP-SP to stakeholders and at public events. Job Responsibilities: Provide overall leadership and direction for the program in Kosovo with a focus on managing for results, working to a high standard, and fostering a climate of accountability and transparency. Oversee program administration, implementation, and fiscal management in close collaboration with key team members. Coordinate overall communications with USAID/Kosovo, serving as Mission's principal contact. Manage and supervise team of local staff fostering a collegial work environment of continuous growth and improvement and excellent office morale. Prepare high-quality reports and other work products for USAID. Develop and manage relationships with key high-level stakeholders. Manage all activities related to the Advisory Committee. Provide leadership to overall project operations and reporting, ensuring a rigorously implemented program that complies with USAID regulations and local laws. Liaise with partner organizations, facilitate successful coordination and transparency of all organizational and individual training and capacity building activities. Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders in Kosovo and with US university partners as their work relates to in-country capacity-building activities. Report regularly to World Learning headquarters, providing timely updates of all situational and project developments. Regularly update donor on progression of programs. Other responsibilities as assigned. Required QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree. Minimum 15 years of senior management experience on development projects that include education, university partnership, academic exchange, and/or organizational performance improvement components. Minimum five years prior experience as Chief of Party on a complex donor-funded project, preferably USAID. Strong experience in designing, implementing, and delivering development programs for results. In-depth knowledge of USAID policies, rules, and regulations. Experience in and knowledge of Kosovo or the region. Strong skills in financial, program, and personnel management. Excellent communication skills, including significant public speaking experience. Strong interpersonal skills; comfortable operating cross-culturally. Strong and positive team leadership experience. Strong work ethic. Demonstrated success working with diverse groups of high-level stakeholders from government, higher education, donor, civil society, and private sector communities. English fluency. Position to be filled as soon as possible. TO APPLY: Please transmit: CV or resume; cover letter (in English) with the post title on the subject line explaining why you are best qualified for this position; and three references within the last three years with current contact information (phone, mail address and email address). This is a re- posting and if you had previously applied, it is not necessary to do so again. Thank you. To apply: please visit our website www.worldlearning.org and click on the employment tab to submit your application. If you do not see this position listed, please "search all." Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.
****************************** *SENIOR DIRECTOR, INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY NEW YORK, NY OR NEW HAVEN, CT
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA designs, rigorously evaluates, and refines these solutions and their applications together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created is used to improve opportunities for the world's poor. Since our founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 350 leading academics to conduct over 450 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide. Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks a qualified applicant for the position of Senior Director, Information Management and Technology. Reports to: Chief Financial Officer; Desired start date: TBD. The main purpose of this newly defined leadership role is to develop, oversee and implement the organization's information management and technology strategies. The Senior Director will do so by leading and motivating a team focused on information management and technology solutions that effectively serve IPA's functional groups and the organization's strategic priorities. This will include ensuring that the organization's information management and technology resources are consistent, reliable, easy to use and cost efficient. This position will report directly to our Chief Financial Officer, and will work with cross functions, organization-wide, including Research and Knowledge Management, Country Programs and Regional Offices. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Strategy and Leadership: Create and execute short and long-range information management and technology departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures to ensure the technology capabilities are responsive to the needs of IPA's growth, strategy and priorities. Advise the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Management Team on strategic process and systems conversions and integrations in support of organizational goals and objectives. Lead and facilitate a Systems committee, comprised of cross functions. Participate in the organization's Annual Planning process. Information and Technology Management: Informed by Information Management and Technology strategy, oversee rollout, implementation and enhancement of organization's current processes and systems. Develop and implement a data security organizational strategy. Oversee organization's IT infrastructure to support and guide individual departments/ country offices in computing and information technology efforts. Prepare enterprise objectives and cost effective budgets to facilitate the orderly and efficient capture, storage, processing, and dissemination of information. Lead the development of guidelines, standards, policies and procedures and disseminates to relevant user groups/ business units. Oversee the back-up and disaster recovery procedures and plan. Maintain strong knowledge base of industry trends and emerging technologies. Consolidate IT processes across the enterprise. Establish and maintain alliances with key technology suppliers and business partners. Lead the identification and resolution of risk and control issues. Education and/or Work Experience REQUIREMENTS: Master's level graduate degree in Information Technology and/or M.B.A. preferred, or equivalent background. 7+ years of experience in information technology management in an international organization, with a focus in business process and improvement, and strategy development. 3-5+ years of experience in a leadership role (CIO, or equivalent), in mid to large size organization that works in low income countries. Business process alignment and strategy development in an architectural leadership role, including outsourced IT services. Successful experience with creating and managing a divisional budget. Knowledge of and experience in current global technology capabilities and trends across applications, platforms, tool sets, and infrastructure. Strong working knowledge of Salesforce, Box.com, API's, SQL, any programming languages, enterprise and/or endpoint encryption. Managing complex organizational initiatives involving multiple functions and regions. Willingness and ability to travel 15 - 20% overseas to low income countries. TO APPLY: https://www.poverty-action.org/getinvolved/jobs/US/IPAUSA101468. Deadline to apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
****************************** *EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT NEW HAVEN, CT OR NEW YORK, NY
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA designs, rigorously evaluates, and refines these solutions and their applications together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created is used to improve opportunities for the world's poor. Since our founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 350 leading academics to conduct over 450 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide. IPA seeks an Executive Assistant who is positive, creative and enjoys working within a global innovative environment that is mission- driven, results-driven and community oriented. Reports to: Executive Director; Location: New York, NY or New Haven, CT; Desired start date: TBD. The Executive Assistant will be responsible for performing, coordinating and overseeing administrative duties of the Executive Office while providing an extensive level of support to the Executive Director (ED). S/he will enhance the executive's effectiveness by streamlining her workload, providing support in information management and administration. S/he will perform a wide range of highly diverse and complex assignments and projects of a responsible and confidential nature requiring a high level of tact, discretion, persuasion, and/or negotiation for the ED. The Executive Assistant will provide a bridge for smooth communication between the Executive Office, demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support to all stakeholders. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Management and Administration: Maintain the Executive Director's calendar by planning and scheduling domestic and global meetings, conferences, teleconferences, and international travel. Conserve Executive's time by reading, managing and routing correspondence: may review and draft and/or manage letters, e-mails, and other documents; initiate telecommunication. Serve as liaison to and provide quality customer service between the Executive Director and the Senior Management Team (SMT), including the preparation and organization of SMT and key Executive meeting. Collect, analyze and maintain information on external stakeholders. Prepare, organize and/or assist with preparation of meetings, including the creation, editing, proofreading and maintenance of reports or presentation materials. Submit and approve Expense Reports on behalf of Executive Director. Maintain discretion and confidentiality in relationships with all internal and external stakeholders. Support the Executive Director and Executive Office internal communication. Organize and support meetings and other events, such as annual and/or strategic meetings. Attend meetings and preparing minutes, as required. Board Management: Act as a liaison between the Executive Director, board of directors, external community stakeholders and partners as required. Provide support on overall Board Management, including managing correspondence and communications on behalf of the Executive Director, organizing all aspects of Board of Directors and relative Committee meetings, preparing reports and performance dashboards, updating Board of Directors matrix. Maintain discretion and confidentiality in relationships with all Board Members. Adhere to compliance with applicable rules and regulations set in bylaws regarding Board and Board Committee matters, including advance distribution of materials before meetings in electronic/ paper format. Special Projects: Provide support for special projects and other related duties as assigned. Education and/or Work Experience REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree required. Minimum 7 years prior work experience supporting Executive Administration with a global organization, with a focus on scheduling. Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Gmail, Box.com and Salesforce required; technologically savvy. Ability to maintain confidentiality and work in a professional environment. Ability to prioritize and perform multiple functions and activities simultaneously. Follow through on issues in a timely manner. Demonstrate proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability. Possess strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills. Ability to build relationships with stakeholders: staff, board members, Senior Management, external partners and donors. Highly organized, efficient, and detail-oriented. Experienced in developing and maintaining positive working relationships with cross cultural teams. Must be self- directed with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities. TO APPLY: how to apply to just be this link: https://www.poverty-action.org/getinvolved/jobs/US/IPAUSA101496
****************************** *GLOBAL FUND MALARIA ADVISOR WASHINGTON, DC
PSI is looking for Global Fund Malaria Advisor. The Malaria and Child Survival Department at PSI is looking for a Global Fund Malaria Advisor to develop, support, and monitor the malaria prevention portfolio in the public sector. PSI and its local affiliates manage malaria control programs in 32 countries and are world leaders in the distribution of Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) for malaria prevention. Since 1996 PSI and its affiliates have worked in partnership with National malaria control programs around the world to procure over 250 million Long-Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs). In 2014, PSI distributed 37 million LLINs alone. Almost a quarter of the LLINS delivered globally that year through a combination of free delivery via campaigns, routine delivery through public sector facilities or in the private sector. In addition to prevent, PSI is supporting Ministries of health to harness the power of the private sector to increase access to affordable, quality assured diagnosis and treatment of malaria. We're looking for someone with about five plus years' experience to marry their technical expertise of malaria epidemiology, treatment, and prevention with their experience working with the Global Fund. In doing so, we're looking to inject new energy in the malaria partnership landscape. The Global Fund Malaria Advisor will: Act as a focal point for PSI's malaria prevention and treatment activities funded by the Global Fund. Provide support to PSI platforms, participating in Global fund country proposal development for the NFM. Provide technical support to PSI country offices managing existing malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment in the public sector. Monitor progress and performance of the programmatic aspects of PSI GF malaria grants. Work closely with the Malaria Marketing advisor to support countries to develop detail and comprehensive landscape assessments and holistic program design. Liaise with the PSI Global fund team and the Global fund malaria department. Proactively engage with international partners, including WHO, RBM, SRNs, VCWG and AMP to improve coordination at national and international levels. Compile and disseminate lessons learned from PSI programs to international partners through a range of media, including tool kits and publications, to facilitate rapid transfer of best practices. Represent PSI at international meetings in order to learn and share best practices. REQUIRES: Relevant post-graduate degree (MPH, MSc, PhD, etc.). 5+ years' work experience in a developing country in a technical or management capacity. Sound technical knowledge of malaria epidemiology, treatment and prevention. Experience in conducting LLIN distribution through both campaign and routine mechanisms. Experience with the global fund. Knowledge of the malaria partnership landscape. Familiarity with the global fund. Demonstrated proposal development experience. Strong writing and presentation skills. Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in French preferred. TO APPLY: For full job description, visit this link: http://www.psi.org/about/careers/all- positions/?nl=1&jvi=oDCc1fwc%2CJob&jvs=International_Jobs_Center
****************************** *SENIOR DIRECTOR, POLICY NEW YORK, NY, WASHINGTON, D.C., OR NEW HAVEN, CT
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA designs, rigorously evaluates, and refines these solutions and their applications together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created is used to improve opportunities for the world's poor. Since our founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 350 leading academics to conduct over 450 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide. Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks an outstanding applicant for the position of Senior Director, Policy. Reports to: Executive Director; Desired start date: TBD. The Senior Director, Policy is a new leadership role at Innovations for Poverty Action and, reporting to the Executive Director, will sit on IPA's Senior Management Team. S/he will be responsible for developing and leading IPA's strategy to ensure that evidence gets used and applied by decision-makers in accordance with IPA's five year strategic plan and beyond. The Director will oversee a team of thematic program directors, and work with IPA's 18 Country Programs to engage decision-makers effectively in the generation of evidence and strengthen IPA's capacity to translate evidence into practice and policy. As part of the Senior Management Team, the Director will also participate in setting overall directions for the organization, and work to continuously build understanding and support for IPA's core mission to foster effective collaboration across the organization. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Lead the development and implementation of IPA's strategy to translate evidence into practice and policy. Lead the development and communication of IPA's policy strategy to ensure that evidence is sought, used and applied at scale by decision-makers (including practitioners, policy makers and funders), in line with IPA's five year Strategic Plan. Lead the development of IPA's organizational capacity and processes to translate evidence into practice and policy, at the global and country level. Lead the design and planning of global policy activities, including dissemination and training events for decision makers, the promotion of the use of evidence and evidence- based solutions, and technical assistance to practitioners and policy makers. Advise the External Relations team on the content and design of policy publications. Constantly monitor the field of international development to identify key strategic policy relevant areas for the development and translation of evidence into policy and practice by IPA. Working with the Research team, identify and prioritize demonstrated solutions for IPA to promote at a global level, and develop and lead the implementation of strategies to get these ideas adopted and scaled. Oversee IPA's Sector Programs. Provide leadership for and manage four existing Sector Programs (in the areas of finance, small & medium enterprise, social protection and peace and recovery). Collaborate with the Senior Management Team, Regional and Country Directors to ensure that IPA's Sector Programs effectively coordinate and work with IPA Country Programs. Support existing and future Sector Programs with strategy development, fund raising, policy engagement activities, partner and researcher relationships. Coordinate other sector experts and support the development of sector expertise at IPA. Build the capacity of IPA's Country Programs to develop and implement policy engagement strategies. Provide strategic guidelines, support and best practices for conducting policy work in IPA's Country Programs and to refine their approach to policy engagement at the regional, country and project level. Working with Regional and Country Directors, raise resources for, develop and support in-country Policy Managers, who will be dedicated to implement IPA's policy engagement strategy and to ensuring that IPA's evidence is relevant and used at the country level. Provide advice to Country Programs on developing and maintaining relationships with key players, and at times participate in key meetings held by Country Programs. Represent IPA Externally to, and build strategic partnerships with donors and implementing partners. Coordinate with IPA's partners and researchers both in the development and implementation of IPA's policy outreach and influencing activities. Deliver presentations and represent IPA at conferences and meetings with partners and decision makers. Work with External Relations team to fundraise for policy engagement activities and capacity building as well as policy relevant thematic programs. Help develop strategic partnerships with global organizations that have the potential to lead to the scale-up of demonstrated ideas. Education and/or Work Experience REQUIREMENTS: 10 to 15 years of work experience in the field(s) of public policy and/or international development. Masters in economics, and/or public policy required. Exceptional ability to present complex information in clear simple language to a range of audiences and to effectively translate academic research into clear policy lessons. Experience in and comfort interacting with very high-level contacts in public policy, for example senior functionaries in developing country governments, NGOs, foundations, and multilateral aid agencies. Flexible, self- motivated, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, collaborative team player. Experience, comfort and expertise in public speaking to a variety of stakeholders, at various conferences and other public commitments. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated management experience and leadership skills. Experience working in a Senior Leadership Team is a plus. Knowledge of randomized trials and experience in multiple sectors is strongly preferred. Experience working in one or more of the developing countries where IPA has country offices would be a plus. Travel 25% of time. TO APPLY: https://www.poverty- action.org/getinvolved/jobs/US/IPAUSA101459. Deadline to apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
****************************** *ADVISOR, LAND ALLOCATION, PERMITTING AND CONSTRUCTION KIEV, UKRAINE
World Learning seeks an Advisor, Land Allocation, Permitting and Construction, to be based in Kiev, Ukraine, for a USAID-funded training and technical assistance project in Ukraine. There is a strong preference for someone who can work in Russian or Ukrainian. Duration: 6 months with possible extension to one year. Position to be filled as soon as possible. Background: The USAID Participant Training Program in Ukraine, implemented by World Learning, engages technical advisors to support Ukrainian institutions in addition to providing a range of professional training in support of development goals in Ukraine. World Learning seeks to engage an expert advisor in Land Allocation, Permitting and Construction to work with the mayor's office in the city of Kiev. The main objective of this assistance is to provide legal advice, training, and recommendations to the Kiev City Administration in its effort to prevent illegal land allocation, permitting, and construction activities and to negotiate settlements for existing non-compliant cases. Advisor Role: The Advisor will provide expert guidance to the Kiev City State Administration office (KMDA) as follows: Advice on projects identified as illegal or non-compliant construction, including the negotiation of settlement or appropriate penalty. Examination of the city's evaluation methods for identifying illegal construction and its mechanism for addressing these cases, including referral of appropriate cases to the prosecutor's office. Evaluation of the city's communication plan with various stakeholders and recommendations for improving its implementation. Evaluation of the city's overall prevention strategy, efficiency, and transparency, including but not limited to the following current city measures: the city consultation platform for developers; e-service redesign related to construction and building; the interagency coordination council on land and construction; the citizen monitoring center; the public database of identified illegal construction projects; other local legislative measures in the Kyiv Rada. Assessing and advising on current and draft legislation pertaining to the city's relationship with national stakeholders. Development of community outreach strategy and plan, including media relations and relations with civil society groups relevant to this topic. Development of a publicly available, searchable database to track title/ ownership to property. Responsibilities: Organize and provide training for KMDA staff, other relevant government counterparts, and civil society representatives in concepts and practices pertaining to construction permits and permissions, property rights, titling and title search, and land-use; Review and comment upon iterations of Municipal land ordinance, zoning and property laws, as well as any other relevant policy or legislation at the national or ministerial level; Review existing projects identified as in violation of local laws and provide advice to ensure a just and equitable return to compliance or referral to prosecution in accordance to the laws of Ukraine. Meet regularly with representatives from civil society and coordinate events on the topic with KMDA. Participate in meetings with KMDA and ministerial officials charged with the design and implementation of permit and land allocation reform strategy. Advise KMDA counterparts on the efficacy of measures developed and provide recommendations for augmenting or modifying measures as appropriate. Support the development and implementation of activities in support of national land use policy implementation funded by USAID. Required QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Advanced degree in business and/or law. Experience: 10+ years of experience in land reform, construction laws and permitting, and property rights, especially in post-Soviet countries and Eastern Europe. Language: Strong preference for ability to work in Russian or Ukrainian. TO APPLY: Please transmit: CV or resume; cover letter (in English) with the post title on the subject line explaining why you are best qualified for this position; and three references within the last three years with current contact information (phone, mail address and email address). To apply: please visit our website www.worldlearning.org and click on the employment tab to submit your application. If you do not see this position listed, please "search all." In case of technical difficulties please send application to matt.brown@worldlearning.org. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please. Thank you.
****************************** *PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR ATLANTA, GA
CARE is seeking a talented Proposal Development Coordinator (PDC) for Competitive Bids Unit (CBU) who will play a key role in assisting in the development of proposals, primarily to the US Government. Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. This role includes: coordinating CBU support to CARE CO's responding to USG bids, as assigned; liaising with partners; helping conceptualize the CARE role in potential projects; reviewing draft proposals; leading proposal development efforts, as assigned, and on occasion being deployed to the field to write proposals. The Proposal Development Coordinator serves as the Unit's primary editor of technical proposals. In addition, the Proposal Development Coordinator works closely with the other members of the Competitive Bids Unit and with CO and HQ staff to ensure responsiveness to the requirements of the RFP/A, and consistency with CARE's best practices and CO needs and interests. The Proposal Development Coordinator develops and maintains systems to facilitate CARE's response to RFPs/As; prepares analytical reports of past CARE experience to reflect on lessons learned; and designs and facilitates workshops to build CARE staff capacity to successfully pursue bids. Finally, the Proposal Development Coordinator plays an important role in advocating for proposals to reflect CARE's commitment to rights based programming. Primary Responsibilities: Oversees, coordinates, and is ultimately responsible for the preparation, writing, editing review, management, and timely submission of technical proposals and other CBU required materials. Research, write and regularly update and maintain CARE capacity/ past performance sections for use in proposals and in representing CARE to partner organizations or donors. Manage CBU Interns: Mentor and coach staff and provide ongoing feedback and supervision. Perform other duties as assigned. PRIMARY SKILLS: Bachelor's degree or higher in development studies, or field that emphasizes critical writing and thinking skills. At least two years' experience in proposal development (in at least a part-time capacity); At least two years overseas experience in program management or design. Excellent writing skills with special emphasis on clear, persuasive language; strong editing skills. Knowledge of US government proposal requirements. Ability to work under tight deadlines. TO APPLY: visit http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid= 2717. 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.
****************************** *CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI
Pact is seeking a Capacity Development Advisor in Haiti (Local Candidates Preferred). Pact, a US-based International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) works in close partnership with key government institutions, civil society organizations (CSOs) and communities. Globally, Pact has provided major assistance to civil society organizations and nascent community-based groups to strengthen the organizational and technical capacities to implement programming in multiple sectors. PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: In June 2014, the U.S. Agency for International Development awarded FHI 360 the Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV Project (LINKAGES), a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Pact, along with IntraHealth International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, are partnering with FHI 360, to conduct a range of activities to reduce HIV transmission among key populations, including female sex workers, and to improve their enrollment and retention in HIV care and treatment. Pact will support the LINKAGES project to strengthen the technical and organizational capacity of CSOs and will provide capacity development support through provision of direct technical assistance as well as through South to South learning. GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Regional Director, the Capacity Development Advisor, will be responsible for the implementation, coordination and administration of the capacity development activities under Pact for the LINKAGES project in Haiti. The position is based in Port-au-Prince, with travel to other project sites in multiple departments of Haiti. S/he will manage and be responsible for ensuring effective high quality implementation of capacity development interventions for national CSOs as well as supporting the high quality implementation of peer education and peer navigation services for female sex workers (FSW) and men who have sex with men (MSM). This position will be based at the FHI 360/LINKAGES office in Port-au-Prince and involves strong coordination of multiple sites and staff, including coordination with the LINKAGES management team, as well as Pact staff, to develop, modify and monitor programming elements. The Capacity Development Advisor will be responsible for representing Pact and liaising with the LINKAGES team, Haitian Government officials, NGOs, and communities in Pact's areas of operation. The Capacity Development Advisor will have day-to-day responsibility for implementation, ensuring adherence to timelines, budget management and achievement of objectives. Project oversight will include but is not limited to: managing daily project activities to ensure the project accomplishes its deliverables with high impact, logistics and operations, budget approval, supervision of all staff in the area of responsibility; monitoring, reporting, and evaluation activities. The Capacity Development Advisor must be a dynamic individual with strong interpersonal and managerial skills, and a commitment to capacity development of CSOs and ensuring female sex workers (FSW) and men who have sex with men (MSM) are able to access HIV-related services. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Program Development and Delivery: Actively participate in the project development and delivery to ensure a dynamic context specific capacity development project to enable the growth and strengthening of civil society led by or serving FSW and MSM. Ensure capacity development activities appropriately integrated within LINKAGES technical activities, particularly peer education and outreach, mobile HIV testing and counseling and other service delivery. Regularly coordinate with relevant LINKAGES and Pact staff to ensure smooth planning, preparation, implementation and joint monitoring and evaluation of project activities and achievements towards project goals. Managing Relationships with CSOs: Provide quality oversight to LINKAGES project grantees to ensure that these relationships are not merely project implementation, but focus on capacity development and ensure that LINKAGES project grantees leave the relationship stronger than they entered. Coordinate with all relevant project staff and global capacity development advisors to ensure all direct and grantee implemented capacity building interventions are technically sound, of sufficient quality, are correctly implemented and targets met. Coordinate with the Project team to ensure continued strengthening of local partners' organizational and technical capacity, effective community mobilization and identification of local civil society organizations (formal and informal). Management: Oversee project budget within the area of responsibly and work in close collaboration with grants and finance team ensuring accuracy and budget compliance. Ensure effective finance, local contracts and asset management. Monitor project spending on a monthly basis - ensuring that the Project spends within budget at all times, and report any anomalies in a timely manner. Monitoring and Evaluation: Coordinate effective implementation of monitoring systems with the LINKAGES team and Pact Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) staff. Report on all LINKAGES project activities to the LINKAGES Country Representative and Pact Senior Technical Advisor for LINKAGES on a regular basis. Ensure timely reporting, documentation and organizational learning documents. Internal Coordination: Work with the LINKAGES and Pact staff to maximize impact of capacity development, especially related to LINKAGES project grantees. Coordinate and work closely with the other Pact staff to ensure consistency in approach to working with partners. Coordinate and work with LINKAGES M&E as well as Pact MERL staff to ensure appropriate data collection as well as Project staff and partner data reporting. Coordinate with other Pact programs, especially those working in the same geographic area, to maximize programmatic synergies and sharing of resources. External Coordination: Keep up-to- date with regional developments in HIV/AIDS/capacity development/ civil society strengthening. Review relevant reports, evaluations and other internal and external resources as necessary to improve program design and implementation. Support development of project/ program briefing papers and other publicity materials to communicate the impact of and learning from the delivery of the LINKAGES project. Upon delegation by senior Pact/LINKAGES staff, the Capacity Development Advisor shall represent Pact at program coordination meetings; and be a focal point for project issues. Others: Attend to any other duties assigned. ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports directly to the Pact Regional Director. Works directly with LINKAGES partners in Haiti, including FHI 360, IntraHealth and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), as well as Pact Capacity Development team members, Grants Officers, Finance Officers, M&E Officers and other relevant Pact staff. Minimum REQUIREMENTS: Proven ability to work sensitively and in a non-judgmental fashion with all key populations under the LINKAGES project. At least 5 years of experience in community-based capacity development projects, including experience in community mobilization and civil society development. At least 3 years of demonstrated technical expertise in the development and implementation of interventions around HIV prevention, care and treatment of key populations, particularly MSM and FSW. Fluency in verbal and written English and French required. Willingness to spend up to 30% of the time traveling to project areas in several departments. Preferred: Proven high level of interest in and knowledge of a combination of the following: key populations, HIV/AIDS, civil society, and organizational development. Proven facilitation, training, and mentorship skills as it relates to working with CSOs. At least 2 years of grant management expertise preferred. Strong understanding of traditional and local authorities, and civil society actors in Haiti and the organizational and political challenges to strengthening their capacity. Experience in working with and coordinating with international and national NGOs and government agencies. Proven program leadership, management, project planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Willingness to spend up to 30% of the time traveling to project areas in several departments. Preference will be given to Haitian nationals. Members of key populations are also encouraged to apply. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0098. 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, TEAM LEADER, CIVIL SOCIETY STRENGTHENING KATHMANDU, NEPAL
Pact is seeking a Chief of Party (COP), Team Leader, Civil Society Strengthening in Kathmandu. 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 Nepal team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization's ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise. Position Purpose: Pact is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming USAID-funded civil society strengthening project in Nepal. The COP will be responsible for the technical leadership and administrative oversight of the project and will act as the primary liaison to the donor, the local government, and other project stakeholders. The COP will report to the Pact Nepal Country Director. This position is contingent upon award of funds. Key Responsibilities: Responsible for the overall technical direction of the project and management of project activities, providing direction and support to project team. Provide technical leadership to ensure high quality programming to achieve project results. Serve as Pact's liaison to donors, the government, and partners. Oversee project planning (i.e. development of work plans and operating budget) and reporting (i.e. review and approve periodic budgets and reports). Manage project budget to meet expected results, ensuring cost-effective use of Pact and donor resources. Provide administrative and program support for management of grantees, including identification and administration of sub-grants to local NGOs. Ensure that Pact provides high quality technical assistance to local partners; conduct regular monitoring and mentoring visits to local partners. Ensure that donor and Pact reporting requirements on program impact are met. Oversee project staff in helping partners/ grantees establish reporting and tracking systems to provide key information in an efficient and timely manner. Oversee and monitor quality of organizational capacity development to local organizations, using customized capacity building tools and approaches to ensure measurable impact. Ensure close coordination with other relevant initiatives in country. Represent Pact at conferences, working groups, and meetings to support Pact's thought leadership in civil society strengthening in Nepal and the region. Provide regular written/ oral program progress updates as requested. Perform other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of seven years of professional experience managing civil society strengthening programs, including managing grants and contracts to partner organizations in South Asia. Demonstrated ability to work with civil society partners in implementing complex programs. Proven experience managing and implementing civil society programs in countries with limited political space. Master's degree or higher in a relevant field, such as international development, political science, law, or management. Fluency in English. Preferred Qualifications: Experience managing civil society programs in Nepal strongly preferred. Knowledge of the political and social context in Nepal. Experience in capacity development of civil society organizations, including technical, organizational, and financial capacity development. Experience managing bilaterally funded grants and contracts. Experience supporting civil society at various levels to carry out effective policy advocacy initiatives. Experience in overseeing monitoring and evaluation of development projects. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0007. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *COUNTRY MANAGER, CAMBODIA PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
Pact is seeking a Country Manager in Cambodia. At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of dignified living. 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 better lives. 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 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 Country Manager, Cambodia contributes to realizing this purpose by: Leading the Cambodia team; Growing and diversifying revenue streams; Forging smart partnerships; Promoting the organization through marketing and communications; Cultivating, harvesting and monetizing innovation and developing new products and services; Making the organization think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise. The Country Manager reports to the Regional Vice President for Asia Eurasia, is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and is responsible for all leadership and management of all aspects of Pact's Cambodia office. In that senior leadership role, the position is responsible for the overall success of the Country operations including overseeing the day to day management of quality projects and operational compliance, building analysis and relationships to position Pact to take advantage of emerging opportunities in Cambodia. With approximately 20 Cambodian staff, Pact's current work in Cambodia includes good governance, civil society strengthening, women's livelihoods, natural resource management and organizational capacity development and has also included health. Summary Main Areas of Authority: Leadership: Serve as a trusted advisor to the RVP Asia Eurasia; help move us from a transactional to a transformational organization; provide constructive dissonance in the forging and of ideas and decisions; Partner in advancing the mission and serve as a standard bearer of organizational philosophies and behavioral competencies; 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; Lead and mentor the Cambodia Management Team, consisting of Director of Finance & Operations, Governance & Decentralization, Economic Empowerment Coordinator and Forest Partnerships Coordinator; Partner with Global Pact offices leading responses to organizational initiatives and requests. Strategy: Ensure that Pact thinks and acts strategically at all times; understanding the country environment identifying strategic opportunities for thought leadership and program design; Ensure that we have - and use - the best business intelligence available to us; Drive critical thinking, self-reflection, and innovation; Help turn failures into strategic lessons and successes; Participate in and lead external activities with other CSOs and stakeholders in Cambodia's development, i.e. campaigns. Opportunity Development: Turn present and yet unimagined opportunities into revenue to fund our mission; Diversify our revenue streams and discover promising new economic models; Grow the portfolio through intelligence gathering, forming strategic partnerships, and taking the lead role in responding to solicitations - including design, writing, recruitment and budgeting. Operations: Maintain strong office culture of 20+ staff, lead monthly all-staff meeting and build staff's sense of connection to larger institution; Manage timely and quality submission of reports and other deliverables and maintain positive donor relationships; Review and approve financial activity including vouchers and monthly financial reports to DC. Oversee grants and contracts unit to ensure awards and procurements are solicited, signed, implemented and closed appropriately. Oversee country office portfolio, including good governance, civil society, women's livelihoods, natural resource management and organizational capacity development projects; Ensure projects are of a high technical quality and drive new, innovative approaches; Monitor project work plans and spending, and work with program and finance teams to implement corrective action as needed. Promote and Influence: Promote Pact as the preferred partner for our integrated approach to building local promise with donors, government, private sector and other stakeholders; Convene and influence decision makers and constituents in support of critical issues; Forge smart and productive partnerships that promote a shared sense of purpose and mission. Product Development: Help cultivate, harvest and monetize innovation; Create, package, promote and productize our approaches and tools. General: Define and promote data driven, evidence based decision making; Other tasks as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: BA+ 8 years of experience or MA+ 5 years of experience in International development; Demonstrated experience in progressively responsible management and leadership positions; Demonstrated team leadership successes; Demonstrated success working on all aspects of new business development, including pre-positioning, partnership development, program design, writing, budgeting and recruitment; A committed and effective communicator with excellent English language, public speaking, written and verbal communication skills; Experience building and managing budgets; Experience building and maintaining excellent relationships with a variety of donor organizations, corporations, foundations and others; Excellence in working effectively in/with diverse groups and cultures; demonstrated initiative and creativity in problem solving; Track record in successfully and effectively managing complex global programs with the ability to leverage strengths across the organization; Ability and willingness to travel internationally to rural locations; Curiosity, drive, discernment, humility, passion of purpose. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in Asia; Experience working in areas of good governance, civil society strengthening, livelihoods, natural resource management and/or organizational development; Experience in monitoring and evaluation. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0111. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *PROGRAM OFFICER, ASIA EAST ASIA REGION WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Program Officer, Asia East Asia Region in Washington, DC. At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. 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 Officer 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; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Asia Eurasia Senior Program Manager, the Program Officer will work collaboratively with the Pact Country Offices, the Program Delivery team, and other departments and staff to ensure necessary project planning, development and management activities function smoothly and efficiently. Key Responsibilities: The Program Officer duties include: Providing management, operational and administrative support to projects as needed. Maintaining full knowledge of the country office and project issues, including the operational environment and potential risks. Helping Country Directors and in-country teams assess and mitigate risks associated with working in the country. In collaboration with the country office, monitoring budgets and workplans; identifying and helping to address gaps and challenges. Tracking financial reports and working with country offices to prevent cost overruns and under-runs. Coordinating startup and closeout processes for projects and country offices. Training country offices on Pact operations and tools. Maintaining relationships and coordinating with counterparts in donor agencies. Providing technical support to country offices and projects, as applicable. Promoting integration of information and knowledge management in the organization. Providing writing and editing support to country offices. Traveling to country offices to provide project support as needed. The PO also contributes by: Tracking business development opportunities and contributing to proposal development efforts. Providing mentoring and guidance to the team members. Reporting on unit activities to immediate supervisor and escalating issues, as needed with appropriate level of discernment. Participating in Program Delivery team-wide meetings and initiatives. Cooperating and promoting collaboration with the Program Advancement team. Ensuring project intellectual capital is properly captured, filed and disseminated. Participating in the recruitment of operational and management staff as required. Performing other related tasks as needed. Basic REQUIREMENTS: BA and at least 6 years of experience or MA and at least 4 years of experience (or equivalent). Background in public health, capacity development, and/or natural resource management. Ability to travel regularly and at short notice; Ability to travel for extended periods of time. Experience working overseas. Experience supporting international donor-funded programs, particularly USAID-funded contracts. Strong skills in management and coordination of multiple activities and teams. Able to multi-task. Excellent communication (written and verbal) and cross cultural skills. Highly motivated with strong attention to detail. Fluency in English. Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree in a related field. At least 4 years of project management experience in international development. At least 2 years of experience living and working in a developing country in a related field. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0110. 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 & ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES SPECIALIST FLEXIBLE (WORLDWIDE)
Pact is seeking a Livelihoods & Economic Opportunities Specialist. 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 (PA) 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: The location is flexible, and reporting to the Senior Livelihoods Director, the Livelihoods Specialist is responsible for providing support and leadership for Pact's global Livelihoods & Economic Opportunities portfolio within an integrated development approach. S/he provides key input into existing and proposed Pact projects in Livelihoods & Economic Opportunities related work and supports a global "community of practice" made up of professionals from within and outside Pact to help advance the state of Livelihoods at Pact. Key Responsibilities: Provide technical and strategic support to Pact's work in Livelihoods & Economic Opportunities including financial inclusion, savings groups, digital finance, market access, economic strengthening for OVC and youth to ensure quality and program standards in line with globally-recognized best practices. Facilitate access through partner and stakeholder organizations to a full range of economic strengthening options depending on the needs and resources available to households (i.e. market opportunities, group savings, financial literacy and access, income generation, micro-enterprise development training, farming-as-a-business, employability, etc.). Support a dynamic community of practice of staff worldwide that serves to ensure continuous learning across Pact. Support department-wide initiatives and strategic vision for department. 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 and programs led by Pact involving livelihoods/ economic development work are technically sound, capitalize upon learning from other parts of Pact and the wider world, are gender-sensitive and promote equitable programming. Monitor and maintain relevant manuals, training materials and reports. Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence. Provide ongoing and project start-up technical support to country offices by helping to develop work plans and technical solicitations; share tools and materials from other similar projects within and outside of Pact; orient and train new program staff, and assist field teams to implement initial project activities. Play a representational role for Pact in relevant fora and working with field offices to increase their representation in global, regional, and local events. Work closely with Senior Livelihoods Director and other PA team members to ensure integration across sectors and core competencies. Other tasks as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: BA + 8 years of experience or MA + 5 years of experience in economics, international development or a related field. At least 5 years of experience working on livelihoods/ economic development related projects in a variety of settings. Willingness and proven ability to contribute to livelihoods/ economic development related proposals and ongoing business development opportunities. Ability to contribute to livelihoods/ economic development capacity building, training, and increased technical depth. Knowledge of varied savings-group approaches, direct implementation experience in at least one model; ability to lead training and launch endeavors of same. Experience in leveraging private sector partnerships and resources for creation of business opportunities, business mentorship and skills training, market access, strategies to strengthen household resilience, etc. Experience in effective design, M&E and implementation of livelihoods/ economic development programs. Understanding of major donor's policies, procedures, or regulations for program implementation. Demonstrated facilitation and program development skills and upholding of Pact's behavioral competencies. Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with country teams, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies. Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills. Ability to travel frequently, sometimes at short notice. Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and database skills. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0109. 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.
****************************** *COMMUNICATIONS & KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT DIVISION DIRECTOR WASHINGTON, DC
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a dynamic Division Director for a full-time, three-year, fixed-term, exempt, renewable appointment in its Communications and Knowledge Management Division (CKM). The successful candidate will provide intellectual and managerial leadership to a professional team handling various aspects of the communications and knowledge management functions and will develop, refine, and enhance the implementation of IFPRI's overall strategy in these areas. The CKM Director will work closely with the Director General and the senior management team on global, strategic, and innovative communications approaches and priorities, contributing to IFPRI's mission of ending hunger and reducing poverty through the application of cutting-edge communications and knowledge management concepts and delivery. This position is based at IFPRI headquarters in Washington, D.C. Essential Duties: Develop, implement, and monitor Institute-wide effective and innovative communications strategies to increase the impact of IFPRI's research on reducing hunger and poverty. Identify IFPRI core messages and ensure consistency of messages across the Institute. Provide overall direction and management of the various functions within CKM including public affairs, publication and knowledge management. Provide strategic input into flagship communication and outreach products, and ensure they are produced, disseminated, and promoted to the highest standards. Closely follow the external environment with regard to public opinion/trends and significant public policy issues, to propose and develop communications solutions that support IFPRI's mission and maintain the Institute's comparative advantage. Work with IFPRI project leaders and external partners/ stakeholders to define and coordinate unified project, country and region-specific communications and knowledge management strategies and activities, and ensure maximum synergies. Support the IFPRI-led CGIAR research programs and coordinate with the CGIAR on mutual and relevant communications and knowledge management activities. Required QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, International Relations, or other relevant field, or equivalent; Master's degree preferred. Minimum of 10 years demonstrated successful experience in managing the overall communications function of an international organization or company. Substantive experience with a research organization is highly desirable. Demonstrated experience successfully leading, managing, supervising and developing a multicultural team of communications professionals in diverse functional areas. Significant and demonstrated professional writing and editing experience. Excellent presentation and facilitation skills; solid foundation in successful negotiating techniques. Demonstrated experience in developing innovative approaches. Demonstrated ability in coaching senior leaders to become effective spokespeople for an organization's mission and programs. Willingness and ability to travel internationally, particularly to developing countries (15-20%). IFPRI is one of the international agricultural research institutes organized under the umbrella of CGIAR. The mandate of IFPRI is to identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and policies for meeting world food needs in ways that conserve the natural resource base, with emphasis on low income and on the poorer groups in the countries. IFPRI offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits. IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence. We encourage women and developing-country professionals to apply. TO APPLY: Go to www.ifpri.org. Click on "Careers" and "Other" to link to Position # 15-139 Communications and Knowledge Management Division Director, CKM. Please complete online application, including a complete curriculum vitae and a detailed letter of interest. Also complete section requesting three references. For more information on IFPRI, visit our website at www.ifpri.org
****************************** *PROGRAM ADVISOR (PARTNERSHIPS AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR) WASHINGTON, DC
USDA is seeking a Program Advisor (Partnerships and Inclusive Development Advisor) in Washington, DC. This is an excepted service, time-limited, term appointment for up to 5 years, with the possibility of renewals. Excepted service positions do not afford competitive status. Office of Capacity Building and Development (OCBD), a program area of the Foreign Agricultural Service, is responsible for planning, conducting, administering, and coordinating the Department of Agriculture's programs on international trade capacity building, sustainable agriculture and food security. OCBD also coordinates the Department's relationships with international organizations. The Development Resources and Disaster Assistance Division (DRDAD) of OCBD is responsible for coordinating USDA participation in technical assistance, training, and development programs undertaken on behalf of developing nations. Specific emphasis is oriented toward, but not limited to, administering and implementing U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded programs under Participating Agency Service Agreements (PASAs) and Resource Support Service Agreements (RSSAs). USDA (via FAS/OCBD/DRDA) and USAID (via the U.S. Global Development Lab) have signed a PASA to collaborate in a variety of sectors, including building partnerships with the private sector and with diaspora communities. This specific position assists USAID's Center for Transformational Partnerships (CTP) within the Lab, which is tasked with providing leadership to the Agency in the engaging and partnering with the private sector to advance development outcomes. The incumbent will be assigned to carry out different functions in the field support, technical leadership, and knowledge management teams. In this capacity, the incumbent will use networks within USDA agencies working on agribusiness, cooperatives and credit, to strengthen USDA and Lab programs and to broaden ties and exchanges with missions, other donor organizations, and the US constituencies and overseas beneficiaries. The incumbent will be responsible for leading efforts to engage new and non-traditional partners to work in partnership with the Global Development Lab and with USAID Missions and Bureaus worldwide. Within the broader domain of inclusive development, the CTP team has a particular focus on engaging diaspora communities and promoting LGBT engagement and equality. Duties: Following are the major, though not all inclusive, duties of this position: Managing ongoing relationships with the resource partners and implementing partners involved in these public-private partnerships. Monitoring ongoing implementation of activities under this portfolio of partnerships. Identifying opportunities to extend or expand these partnerships (e.g. expansion to new geographies, involvement of additional resource partners, and identification of new models of achieving partnership success). Assessing the outcomes and results of this portfolio of partnerships. Co-designing and managing research efforts. Identifying and pursuing new inclusive development partnership opportunities and leading efforts to integrate work with non-traditional partners into the Lab's programs and across USAID Missions and Bureaus. Providing technical support to USAID Bureaus and Missions on inclusive development partnerships. Supporting external engagement opportunities and events related to inclusive development. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level. FOR THE GS-14 LEVEL: In order to qualify for this position applicants must possess one year or more of specialized experience that was equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13) in the Federal service. Specialized experience may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors and is typically gained in the same field as the position being filled or another very closely related field. Applicants must show evidence in their resumes of possession of at least one year of the following specialized experience: Mastery experience designing and implementing management and organizational principles for programs in developing countries, including planning, programming, budgeting, and evaluating; and Experience in one or more of the following aspects engaging the private sector in global development: identifying partnership opportunities, brokering and cultivating relationships, facilitating partner negotiations, and/or formalizing partnership deal structures. Experience administering laws, policies, regulations, and precedents, including U.S. foreign policy. Experience in written and oral communication involving directing, advising, or negotiating with stakeholders in developing countries. Experience working collaboratively with cross-cultural and diverse work groups with varying levels of the organization, including issues related to diaspora engagement. Failure to provide evidence of this specialized experience in your resume will result in an ineligible rating. Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level. Special Conditions: As a condition of employment, satisfactory completion and favorable adjudication of a background investigation and/or fingerprint check may be required for this position. Position may be eligible for telework. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Overseas travel will be required to underdeveloped areas. Some physical hardship may be encountered, such as poor road conditions, unstable political settings, climate extremes, exposure to diseases prevalent in unhealthy environments, and significantly different cultural environments. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: This is a Schedule B Direct-Hire Authority position in the excepted service. All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements, to include any selective placement factor(s), if applicable, will be referred to the selecting official. Before a certificate of eligible applicants is issued to the selecting official, applicant's resumes will be reviewed to ensure that they meet all of the minimum qualification requirements. A numeric rating will not be used. TO APPLY: To view the full vacancy and to apply please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/407008100. The announcement opens June 22nd and closes July 13th.
****************************** *SUPPLY CHAIN / LOGISTICS MANAGER CAP HAITIEN, HAITI
Meds & Food for kids (MFK) is a NGO that produces and distributes Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food to treat severe acute malnutrition in Haiti's most vulnerable children. The Supply Chain/ Logistics Manager plays a critical role in MFK operations. This position will manage the activities of demand planning, development of master production schedule, monitoring plant operations, purchasing, and inventory management. In addition, this position will work to develop a global sourcing process to leverage capacity, and improve reaction time to market disruptions. The Supply Chain/ Logistics Manager will be required to work from a global perspective in order to develop and analyze the plans and will be required to drive the successful execution. This position will also design and implement any required tools to support the process. Manages the production facility. Interfaces with factory staff to improve operations and address supply chain related issues. Manages short and long-term production planning with a focus on improving service levels, improving plant performance and reducing material inventories. Manages supply planning, raw material purchasing/ coordination, all inventory control functions, receiving functions, and supervision of material handlers. Reviews and adjusts purchasing strategies to optimize inventory levels. Responsible for supplier selection, negotiations and supplier performance. Manages the development and implementation of systems and procedures in order to control and reduce inventories of raw materials, packaging, finished goods, & Work in Progress WIP. The Supply Chain/ Logistics Manager must be prepared to mentor, document, and transmit essential knowledge and experience to local staff and partners. While the Cap- Haitien area is relatively quiet and peaceful, it is still underdeveloped. This experience is not for the faint of heart. It will challenge the Manager in all regards: emotionally, socially, professionally, and more. The manager position is challenging, but it is also rewarding. The Manager will be vital, indispensable member of the MFK team in its quest to make life-saving RUTF available to all those who need it. Ex patriots live with other permanent and temporary MFK staff in an apartment complex in a secure area in Cap-Haitien. TO APPLY: Send CV and Cover letter to lplummer@mfkhaiti.org
****************************** *AGRICULTURE VALUE CHAIN SPECIALISTS PAKISTAN
MSI seeks two short-term Agriculture Value Chain Sector Specialists to participate on a four-person team of international and local consultants to conduct a mid-term performance evaluation of the USAID-funded Satpara Development Project (SPD) in accordance with USAID Evaluation Policy and USAID/Pakistan and MSI evaluation standards. SPD is a multi-year initiative to increase access to irrigation water and enhance on-farm water use efficiency, agro-productivity and agro-marketing facilities within the command area of the Satpara Dam Irrigation Scheme, in order to provide income generating and employment opportunities in the Gilgit/Baltistan region. The evaluation will take place half way through the SPD contract examining the influence of the project's design, management, and implementation on its ability to achieve anticipated results in a timely manner. This assignment will require approximately seven (7) weeks of field work and data analysis in Pakistan from August through early October 2015. Please note: Only citizens of Pakistan are eligible for this position. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant field. Minimum ten (10) years specific professional experience in the field of agricultural development, particularly in agribusiness development and in horticultural crops and livestock. Fully conversant with the principles, business models, and development approaches of agribusiness development/ private sector development. Prior experience working with similar projects in Pakistan. Excellent analytic and writing skills. Fluency in written and spoken English and Urdu. Fluency in the languages spoken by interview subjects preferred. Willing and able to travel in the project areas. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com
****************************** *SENIOR ANALYST / PHD ECONOMIST BETHESDA, MD
ABT Associates has posted an opening for a Senior Analyst / PhD Economist who will apply standard economic theory and econometric methods to implementation of impact evaluations and other research projects. Review collected data and analyses, project reports and findings. Review applications, data sets and models for anomalies to ensure accuracy. REQUIRES: Requirements include a Ph.D. degree, A.B.D (All But Dissertation) status or equivalent in Economics or related field and no work experience. Must have strong empirical skills to formulate scientific or mathematical inquiries, manipulate and analyze numerical data, follow an investigative process to satisfy the inquiry and create informed conclusions. Must have strong background in conducting social science quantitative research, using advanced statistical methods. Must have strong background in statistical software such as SAS or STATA. For more information please go to www.abtassociates.com. Vacancy no: 24821
****************************** *GENDER ECONOMICS PRINCIPAL SPECIALIST WASHINGTON, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks a Gender Economist Principal Specialist who is one of the subject matter experts in the Division and will be responsible for leading analytical work as well as working directly with the Division Chief in setting the research agenda for the Division and in conducting policy dialogues with high-level government counterparts in the region. REQUIRES: Candidates must hold an advanced degree (PhD or M.A.) in Economics, Public Policy or a related discipline. A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience in applied research and project development required. Significant experience in designing/ executing projects in developing countries is expected, as well as a substantial publication record in professional journals. Experience in areas such as economic development, public economics, human capital, demography and economics of gender, development planning and policy or behavioral economics is desirable. Significant experience in analyzing gender issues is required. Oral and written fluency in English and Spanish. Fluency in Portuguese and/or French is desired. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs. Closing date: 7/9/15. Vacancy no: 1500004132
****************************** *CHIEF TECHNICAL ADVISOR, INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES PROJECT HOME-BASED
The United Nations Development Programme seeks an International Consultant, Chief Technical Advisor, Invasive Alien Species Project. The purpose of this consultancy is to provide technical guidance to the project, biodiversity secretariat, and supervise technical assignments. Further, the Consultant needs to transfer knowledge and build capacities among local public authorities and other stakeholders through training workshops and discussions organized by the project. REQUIRES: Master's Degree or equivalent in Natural Science, Environment, Development Studies, or related field. Minimum 7 years post-masters work experience in environmental sector, with particular emphasis on IAS and advocacy for developing national plans/ programmes with state sector and non-state sector stakeholder engagement. Familiarity and prior experience with the Government and UNDP policies and guidelines are considered as an asset. Please apply online at http://jobs.undp.org/. Closing date: 7/23/15.
****************************** *PRINCIPAL COORDINATION OFFICER GENEVA
The United Nations seeks a Principal Coordination Officer (D-1) in Geneva. The incumbent will be responsible for the substantive work programme of the work of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) Secretariat as well as lead the development and implementation of the Special Programme on Institutional Strengthening in the Chemicals and Waste Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) cluster. REQUIRES: Advanced University degree (master's degree or equivalent) in natural resources management, Environmental sciences, chemistry, business administration or related area. A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in the management of environmental programmes, or related field of which some should be in an international organization. Knowledge of UNEP's mandate and role in SAICM and the Minamata convention as an added advantage. Experience in the field of chemicals management at the international level an advantage. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1- 917-367-0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No. Closing date: 8/10/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM-UNEP-41063-R-GENEVA (X)
****************************** *DEPUTY COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE / PROGRAMMING NIGERIA
CRS is seeking a Deputy Country Representative/ Programming in Nigeria. Position: Full Time; Band: E; FLSA: Exempt; Reports To: Country Representative. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in 93 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs. Therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to our approach in every country in which CRS operates. CRS came to Nigeria in 1960 to provide humanitarian assistance in collaboration with the Catholic Church until it was requested to leave during the Biafran War. In 1999, CRS opened an office in Nigeria, and greatly expanded HIV/AIDS programming through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in 2004. Programmatic areas in Nigeria have since expanded to include all 3 Strategic Program Areas (SPAs) health, agriculture and humanitarian response & recovery as well as cross cutting efforts in capacity building and governance. CRS in Nigeria is currently implementing two large USAID-funded programs, SHARE & SMILE, focusing on agriculture-livelihoods and orphans and vulnerable children respectively. Additionally, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding CRS in Nigeria to pilot a commercially sustainable cassava seed system project where farmers purchase improved quality stems and adopt improved agricultural practices without incentive. The CORE Group Polio Project, which is a centrally-funded USAID program aimed at eradicating polio, has funded polio programming in Yobe and housed the Secretariat within CRS. The health team is also continuing work in HIV and AIDS as a sub- recipient with Global Fund and is looking to expand into malaria. Nigeria was identified as a "Top 12" country for business development based on the many opportunities and the great need with over 100 million people surviving on less than $1.25 per day. The Deputy Country Representative/ Programming (DCR) for CRS/Nigeria is responsible for managing the country program portfolio, anticipating appropriate opportunities for funding in-line with the country and Agency strategy, and ensuring effective partnerships - especially with Church partners - to reach program objectives. The DCR will lead the programming team with clear planning and priorities, then monitor and evaluate progress against those plans. In this position the DCR will play a key role in promoting teamwork, collaboration, adherence to CRS programming principles, and learning across program teams as well as collaboration between operations and programming. The DCR is a critical member of the Leadership Team (LT) as well as the Management Team (MT) in the Top 12 country program (CP). Specific Responsibilities: Program Quality and Growth: The DCR will ensure that all CP activities are effectively and efficiently contributing to strategic objectives and results are achieved according to expected technical quality standards. Ensure that vision and plans for the program are innovative and are in-line with CRS Agency and CP strategies. Investigate, vet (in collaboration with Country Representative (CR), Business Development (BD) Program Manager (PM), and develop Cross Sector Engagement (CSE) relationships with business community, government, research, and hospitals in- line with CP and Agency strategy. Coordinate capture planning and proposal development processes in compliance with CRS's best practices and guidance in collaboration with the BD PM. Oversee, in collaboration with sectoral teams, periodic technical reviews and manage changes in program direction and focus in collaboration with partners, donors, and larger CRS technical experts. The DCR, in collaboration with the programming team, will provide guidance and oversight to partners and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated. In collaboration with the MEAL Coordinator, oversee the development and management of the CP's monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL) system, using data analysis as the basis for measuring performance, and ensure that learning is incorporated into evolving program plans. Collaborate with Regional and Headquarters technical staff to identify and implement appropriate ICT4D solutions to improve timeliness and quality of M&E and project implementation. Ensure that CP program interventions are developed within the framework of Integral Human Development (IHD) and complementary to other programs, including government and church. Ensure effective gender-mainstreaming in both programming and management aspects of implementation. In collaboration with the programming and project-specific teams, ensure delivery of quality training, technical assistance and administrative and financial support to all partner agencies, including the selection and coordination of consultants. Collaborate with Regional and HQ Advisors to promote sharing of learning and identify relevant innovations. Together with the Country Representative, oversee the Agency's response to emergencies in the country, giving particular attention to program quality including as it relates to do no harm/ peacebuilding, strategy and proposal development and implementation. Management and Administration: Promote coordination and cooperation between programming and operations staff including working closely with the HoOps to ensure stewardship of resources and appropriate budget management of projects, collaboration in forecasting and other business processes. Ensure accurate and timely management and reporting on financial and material resources. Ensure staff compliance with all CRS administrative and operational procedures and policies, as well as applicable donor regulations. Approve CP expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors, according to Agency policies and procedures and donor regulations. Assist the CP Leadership Team in the development of the Annual Programming Plan. Representation and Partnership: Maintain and strengthen partnership, collaboration and communication with Catholic Church entities, especially the Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) as related to their development activities. Provide leadership and guidance for programming staff to ensure strong Church partnership relations and capacity strengthening support, in-line with HQ and Regional initiatives. In collaboration with CR, act as CP contact to donor and other local and international stakeholders. In collaboration with CR and BD PM, strengthen linkages with existing and potential partner agencies as well as stakeholder groupings, including technical working groups, such as the INGO Forum, the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), food security, and emergency coordination. Ensure that institutional capacity strengthening and service provision align with CRS partnership principles and Agency priorities. Human Resource Management: Lead, manage, and supervise programming team staff. This includes supervision of COPs for consortium programs unless otherwise stipulated by the donor. Conduct periodic reviews of staff performance in keeping with CRS' performance management system and mentor staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork. Ensure high quality staff members are recruited at all levels. Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results. Serves with Integrity; Models Stewardship; Cultivates Constructive Relationships; Promotes Learning. Competencies: Builds and leads effective teams. Definition: Promotes and guides teamwork among staff and partners as the fundamental approach to achieving CRS's program goals. Supervises and Develops Program Staff. Definition: Supports the performance and professional development of staff. Focuses on Quality. Definition: Establish systems that support program quality via agency principles and standards, compliance, learning and innovation. Leads growth in programs. Definition: Engages staff and partners in the development and growth of programs in line with the country strategy and CRS guiding principles. Key Working Relationships: Internal: Country Representative, Head of Operations, BD PM, MEAL Coordinator, CoPs, Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality and Growth, Regional, Africa-wide, and HQ Technical Advisors, other programming staff including HoPs from other CPs, Programming Unit Heads, MEAL Advisor, and Finance Manager. External: Church (Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria - CCFN, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria - CSN, Diocesan and other implementing partners, etc.), USG (USAID, CDC, etc.) and other donors, Government of Nigeria (National Planning Commission, relevant Ministries, etc.) Primary Recipient and other GF partners, consortium partners (current and potential), NGO network members, and CSE. Required QUALIFICATIONS and Experience: Master's Degree in International Development or a relevant technical area such as Health, Agriculture, or Emergency response. Minimum 5 years of international development experience managing and implementing multi-faceted programs in developing countries. Experience with participatory methods and partnerships required. Demonstrated capacity and experience with institutional strengthening of local civil society and government agencies. Experience leading business development, including proposal development, coordination, and positioning. Knowledge of key donor regulations. Proven leadership and inter-personal skills and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams. Proven experience in building and maintaining institutional linkages required. Demonstrated commitment to improving gender equality and gender responsiveness in programming and operations. Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility. Demonstrated personal accountability and driven to serve others. Understanding of and experience with faith-based organizations, local church structures, and accompaniment and capacity-building principles in local partnerships highly desired. Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required. Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. TO APPLY: apply online at https://www5.apply2jobs.com/CRS/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=2266&Curr entPage=1. EOE/M/F/D/V
****************************** *REGIONAL TECHNICAL ADVISOR II - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTRAL AFRICA
Catholic Relief Services is seeking a Regional Technical Advisor II -Business Development. Location: Position location is flexible, with frequent travel to the Central Africa region; Band: D; FLSA: Exempt; Reports To: Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality; Estimated Length of Service: 3-4 years. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. Background: The Central Africa Regional Office (CARO) covers nine countries: Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda and Togo. In line with Agency strategy, primary programming sectors in CARO are agriculture livelihoods, health, and emergency preparedness and response, and most programs use a peacebuilding and governance approach to meeting objectives in these sectors. To help acquire the funding necessary to meet needs in the countries we serve, CARO is seeking a Business Development Specialist to support country programs in prepositioning, capture planning and proposal development across the nine Central Africa country programs. The BD position is a member of both the regional Program Quality team and global Resource Acquisition community, and will be responsible for identification and development of new funding opportunities and increasing CRS' capacity to respond to opportunities from a variety of donors. Working closely with the Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality (DRD/PQ), other Regional Technical Advisors (RTAs), Heads of Programming, Country Representatives and the headquarter-based Resource Acquisition Department (RAD), the BD Specialist will be responsible for: supporting regional and country efforts in planning strategically, promoting and building capacity in business development best practices in Central Africa, researching current and potential donors, gathering and managing information to support pursuit of opportunities, providing support to Country Programs to ensure sound project design and proposals, writing proposals and monitoring progress towards the region's growth objectives. Key Responsibilities: Resource Mobilization Action Plan (RMAP) Coordination: Implement the CARO RMAP, in close coordination with the DRD/PQ, updating it as necessary; support Country Programs in development of country-level growth plans. Support Country Programs in the development of appropriate and effective growth and fundraising strategies, including the development of country program marketing materials linked to key donor interests and country strategies. Coordinate with country programs to develop and maintain Donor Maps for priority sectors. Liaise with HQ-based Resource Acquisition Department (RAD) to ensure that relevant information relating to strategic growth is disseminated to Country Programs and Regional Technical Advisors and appropriate follow-up is carried out. Work with country, regional and HQ staff to analyze CARO past performance by donor, sector and region, with an emphasis on public resource proposal submission, success rates and lessons learned. Identify Funding Opportunities and Prepositioning: Identify new funding opportunities (in collaboration with Country Programs, Regional Office and HQ Resource Acquisition Department) in line with CRS priorities. Maintain a database of available technical consultants and TDYers across all of CARO's key programming sectors. Oversee CARO country programs' maintenance of opportunity pipeline, proposal submission, and donor intelligence on CRS' online project information management system. Advise the region and Country Programs on upcoming opportunities, capture planning processes, and other initiatives to better position country programs to successfully compete. Collaborate with relevant Chiefs of Party, Heads of Programming, Regional Technical Advisors and others to maintain up- to-date past performance references across all of CARO's key programming sectors. Collaborate with the RAD to maintain global past performance and corporate capacity statements, ensuring that CARO past performance and experiences are represented in these documents. Capture Planning: Train Country Program staff on the benefits of and how to capture plan. When significant funding opportunities are identified, work with Heads of Programming and Country Program business development staff to follow a capture planning process that is will generate useful information for decision-making, assessing and improving preparedness and competitiveness, and building the foundation for a preliminary project design. Coordinate participation of other regional and HQ staff to support Country Program to be prepared ahead of live funding opportunities. Proposal Design/Development: Engage with Country Programs and provide guidance and recommendations to help decide whether or not to pursue potential funding opportunities. Review Country Program Project Idea Notes for competitiveness. Support Country Programs in identifying and acquiring necessary resources (human and financial) to successfully respond to funding opportunities. Assist with development and negotiation of teaming agreements with potential partners. Provide direct assistance to Country Program staff in planning and managing proposal processes in line with CRS' Technical/Cost Application Guidance (TAG/CAG) and ensuring the technical leads follow CRS Project Package I (ProPack I). Manage the proposal review process Agency and CARO guidelines and return timely, consolidated feedback to country programs. Collaborate with regional Management Quality and Finance staff to align management/cost components of the proposal with CRS standards; donor regulation and guidelines. Capacity-Building and Coordination with Agency Business Development Community: Build the capacity-building of regional and Country Program staff in proposal development, including use of Cost/Technical Application Guidance, ProPack, and other relevant tools. Conduct cross-regional TDYs to support Agency-wide business development support. Collaborate with the Resource Acquisition Department and Human Resources department, as well as Regional Technical Advisors and other relevant regional staff, to develop/refine appropriate staff development materials (training, distance learning, self-study) for capacity-building of field staff resource acquisition. This includes capture planning, proposal development, donor representation and basic elements of public donor compliance. Provide formal training and regular mentoring to staff responsible for business development at the Country Program level. Contribute to building capacity of local partners to access funding for programs. Identify relevant internal and external training and learning opportunities and share with regional/ country program staff. Participate in agency-wide business development community learning and knowledge management by sharing experience and lessons learned virtually. In coordination with Country Programs, initiate internal After-Action Reviews of submitted proposals and pursue debriefs from funders on funding decisions to capture and document lessons learned in order to continually improve proposal processes. Regional Growth Analysis: Monitor regional growth and provide regular updates, including the production of a semi-annual growth report, to regional and HQ senior management. Ensure CARO's business development pipeline data and proposal submission records in the agency's online information management system are complete, accurate, and utilized to analyze growth performance and to inform revenue forecasts. Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results. Serves with Integrity; Models Stewardship; Cultivates Constructive Relationships; Promotes Learning. Program Manager Competencies: These are rooted in the mission, values and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results. Sets clear goals and manages toward them. Collaborates effectively with staff and stakeholders. Manages financial resources with integrity. Applies program quality standards to project design and organizational learning. Key Working Relationships: Internal: CARO Regional Director, CARO Deputy Regional Directors for Program Quality and Management Quality, HQ Resource Acquisition Department (RAD),Regional Finance Officer, Regional Technical Advisors from CARO and other regions, CARO Country Representatives, CARO Heads of Programming, Country Program technical staff and program managers, Public Donor Liaison, HQ Program Impact and Quality Assurance (PIQA) Technical Advisors. External: Potential partners, collaborators and contractors (local and international), consultants. Personal Skills: Highly effective oral and written communication skills. Strong cross-cultural and interpersonal skills. Experience in facilitating the capacity building of diverse groups of colleagues, including partners. Ability to work effectively, achieve results, and provide mentoring and support as part of a virtual team collaborating with global, regional and Country Program staff. Strong team coordination skills. Able to multi-task and track multiple priorities/ deadlines simultaneously. Detail-oriented and committed to producing high quality work under tight deadlines. Strong analytical skills, creative and strategic thinker. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in international development, or related field. Five years of relevant professional experience, with at least 3 years working in Africa. Demonstrated success in proposal coordination with international and local partners using participatory processes. Proven proposal writing skills. Demonstrated experience using diverse, proactive strategies to competitively position his/her organization for new funding and productive institutional relationships; Substantial experience pursuing USAID RFAs and other USG cooperative agreement mechanisms required. Experience pursuing USAID RFPs, non-USG funding, and private sector shared-value opportunities highly desirable. Experience designing and implementing proposal development training. Familiarity with Agriculture Livelihoods, Health and Emergency programming areas. Knowledge of CRS programs and Catholic Social Teaching a plus. Foreign Language Requirement: Fluency in written and spoken English required; strong oral French language skills essential. Travel Requirement: This position requires the ability to travel up to 50% of time within the Central African Region. Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. TO APPLY: apply online at https://www5.apply2jobs.com/CRS/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=2124&Curr entPage=1 EOE/M/F/D/V
****************************** AMIDEAST
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 excellent employment opportunities in its Washington, DC office. TO APPLY: Please visit the career section of our website, noted below, to view the job descriptions for each position. Please provide a resume, cover letter and salary requirement via our website, https://apply.amideast.org/ATS_CLIENT/. No phone calls please. EOE/Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
*STAFF ACCOUNTANT - PAYROLL WASHINGTON, DC
This position ensures the accurate and timely processing of payroll; provides support to the controller during payroll-related audits; and ensures the monthly reconciliations of all related accounts; manages and prepares W-2's;processes payroll in close coordinator with Human Resources and Field Offices. It also manages and prepares annual W-2's and will assist with payroll system upgrades. REQUIRES: We are seeking someone with a bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3 years related experience preferred or equivalent; experience using Deltek Costpoint, Deltek Time and Expense, Ceridian, ADP or another automated payroll software.; Proficiency in MS Excel; excellent problem solving skills and proactive. This person must have a solid understanding of payroll practices and general accounting principles.
*STAFF ACCOUNTANT - ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE WASHINGTON, DC
The accounts receivable accountant will be responsible for keeping up-to date invoicing to contractors/ grantor agencies, maintaining professional relations with program grant/ contract managers and assisting the Accounting department with other AR related duties as assigned by the positions supervisor, the Revenue Manager. REQUIRES: The desired candidate will have a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in non-profit contract/ grant management setting; working experience with Deltek Costpoint accounting software; proficiency in MS Excel, strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills and detail-oriented. Dependability as well as excellent communication skills are also required.
*STAFF ACCOUNTANT - ACCOUNTS PAYABLE WASHINGTON, DC
The person in this position will ensure the integrity of the disbursement process, to include wire transfers, balance sheet account reconciliations, travel and expense report processing and other accounts payable responsibilities. REQUIRES: Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 4 years of related experience or equivalent; two years working experience with Deltek Costpoint accounting software; strong analytical and problem solving skills and detail-oriented as well as proficiency in MS Excel and MS Word. Excellent communication skills and a positive attitude are also required.
****************************** AMIDEAST
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 excellent employment opportunities in its Washington, DC office. TO APPLY: Please visit the career section of our website, noted below, to view the job descriptions for each position. Please provide a resume, cover letter and salary requirement via our website, https://apply.amideast.org/ATS_CLIENT/. No phone calls please. EOE/Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
*COORDINATOR, EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAMS WASHINGTON, DC
The Coordinator of Education Abroad is the key link between AMIDEAST Headquarters in Washington, DC and institutions sending students on AMIDEAST sponsored programs as well as with AMIDEAST field office staff members delivering programs in the Middle East and North Africa. REQUIRES: The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree and 3-5 years of relevant professional education abroad experience; academic study, employment, or extensive and substantive travel abroad, preferably in the Middle East/ North Africa; project management and budget experience as well as excellent computer, research and interpersonal skills. The person must be able to effectively multi-task; have the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment; meet tight deadlines and possess strong problem-solving skills. Excellent written and oral communication skill are also required.
*PROGRAM ASSISTANT, EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAMS WASHINGTON, DC
The person in this position will develop knowledge of education abroad programs and will provide general administrative support for senior and program staff. The Program Assistant provides key financial backstopping for AMIDEAST sponsored programs in the Middle East and North Africa. REQUIRES: To be considered for this opportunity, you will have to have a bachelor's degree; accounting or budgeting and database management experience. The ideal candidate will also be detail-oriented; have the ability to work well under pressure; be a self-starter and a team player. Excellent oral and written communication skills are also a requirement. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel are also a must in addition to excellent interpersonal skills.
****************************** *PROGRAMS TEAM LEADER / A2J PROJECT MANAGER JUBA
Pact is seeking a Programs Team Leader/A2J Project Manager in Juba. At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Department Overview: Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The South Sudan country office contributes to realizing this purpose by giving communities the skills to sustain peace and be in charge of their development. Pact South Sudan envisions empowered, accountable, responsive and productive communities and public, private and civil society sectors, inspired by their actions to secure sustainable peace, development, good governance and social justice. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Country Manager, the Programs Team Leader/A2J Project Manager position has two main roles: As Programs Team Leaders, the successful candidate is responsible for the timely and effective implementation of all programs in South Sudan through oversight of and mentoring to the individual Project Managers. Overall responsibilities include: programmatic management; technical and team management oversight; donor, government and partner liaison; new business development; and oversight of programmatic and financial management and reporting. S/he will oversee the implementation of all programs/ projects, develop future programs and foster integration and synergy among the various programs. S/he will support the Country Manager in representing Pact's work with the donor community and other stakeholders in the region. S/he directly supervises all Project Managers (2-4). As the Project Manager (PM) for the US Department of State, INL-funded Access to Justice Program, the successful candidate will be responsible for overall program oversight and meeting the project's objectives, interfacing directly with the donor and managing staff. The PM will be responsible for developing and maintaining good working relationships with host government officials, local and international partners, local community groups, and other stakeholders. The PM bears ultimate responsibility for ensuring that direct project activities and the sub-grantees meet USG and program requirements. S/he will supervise the Deputy Project Manager. Key Responsibilities: A2J Program Leadership and Management - 65%: Line-manage and provide mentoring and coaching for the Deputy Project Manager and provide leadership for all staff involved in the development and implementation of projects and programs. Ensure proper implementation of Pact's performance management systems for direct reports. This can include: proactively addressing performance issues through regular, constructive and honest feedback, and coaching and identifying necessary staff development needs for direct reports; Ensure supervision of field office activities. This includes support and oversight for hiring and management of field staff, subcontractors and consultants, detailed workplan development, technical training and mentoring of staff as required, and other standard implementation activities; Provide oversight on financial management and procurement; Facilitate planning, quality assurance and supervision of program monitoring, evaluating, and reporting; Ensure oversight of delivery, management, and monitoring of sub-grants; As applicable, make periodic visits to field sites, to monitor the status of project activities. Develop donor reports, communications materials and project evaluations in collaboration with the MERL department. Technical and Management oversight of NCSO and other projects-30%: Provide technical and management support to the NCSO project, through direct supervision of the Project Manager; Coordinate the timely deployment of financial and human resources across all support departments for program success and attainment of desired results/ indicators. Oversee the overall program management cycle (planning to evaluation), ensuring that projects and programs are delivered to the highest quality and meet Pact and Donor standards and requirements. Ensure that proper program monitoring and evaluation systems are in place. Ensure that all project deliverables are met in a high quality, cost effective and timely fashion. Provide oversight with the design and implementation of activities with partners, beneficiary groups and other stakeholders; Regularly report on project status to the Country Manager and Pact DC portfolio team; Develop synergies among all Pact programs, and ensure linkages between the Programs, MERL, Grants, Operations, and Finance teams. Networking, Coordination and New Business Development - 5%: Ensure strong cooperation and collaboration with partners, donors, government, and other key stakeholders as a base for building/ maintaining/ expanding a sustainable country program. Coordination with appropriate external stakeholders in all aspects of project planning, monitoring, and implementation; Contribute to proposal development efforts in cooperation with the Country Manager and Opportunity Development. Other: Perform other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in international development, law or related field required; Minimum of five (5) years of project management experience. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in international development, law or related field. Experience managing large scale USG funded project(s); demonstrated knowledge of and familiarity with USG policies, rules, regulations, and procedures; Experience managing complex, multi-partner programs, especially in conflict and post- conflict environments; Experience in access to justice, rule of law and/or justice sector interventions in transitional societies; Demonstrated skills in strategic and program planning; Demonstrated skills in negotiating with partners at a strategic and contractual level and proven skills in diplomacy; experience building capacity of local NGOs; Fluent English language skills, both written and spoken; Experience working in a developing country; experience in Sudan/ South Sudan is a plus. Willingness to travel to very remote parts of South Sudan. Leadership: Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations. Consistently works within internal process and procedures and ensures others do the same. Strong interpersonal and team building skills. Ability to focus and achieve results. Project Management: Excellent planning and resource management skills; Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences; Ability to problem-solve complex issues; Ability to multitask with ease and grace, balancing and adapting to frequently changing priorities; Advanced negotiating and conflict resolution skills; High proficiency in managing budgets. Technical Skills: Knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations; High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems; General understanding of development challenges and operating environments. People Management: Experience in supervising staff, including effective delegation and/or task/ role assignment and providing honest feedback and accountability for performance. Ability to mentor others and model successful management techniques and approaches. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0057. 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.
****************************** *SENIOR FINANCE SPECIALIST WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Senior Finance Specialist in Washington, DC. At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Department Overview: Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Finance Operations, 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 Senior Finance Team Leader, The Senior Finance Specialist is responsible for all aspects of field financial data management for a specific country portfolio, including quality review and integration of field financial data into Pact's accounting system(s) and subsequent project reporting. The Senior Finance Specialist is also responsible for donor reporting and invoicing, assisting with monitoring budget variances for donor reporting, responding to donor inquiries and responding to general informational inquiries concerning the assigned country portfolio. The SFS may supervise other team members' tasks and responsibilities. Key Responsibilities: Provides effective oversight to ensure compliance with systems and procedures for cash management, procurement, subgrants and subcontract financial management, documenting and accounting for cost share/ match, and financial reporting. Works with the Country Office staff to prepare reports and invoices to donors on a timely basis and follows up on requests for information, as required. Maintains and monitors systems for accurate financial data to ensure timely and periodic reports for management and other concerned staff. Coordinates with Country Offices, HQ/Finance staff and donors to distribute and respond to requests questions on actual financial transactions. Provides recommendations for training, improved procedures and improved service delivery in relationship to country office finance. Performs monthly desk review, and input as needed, of financial data submitted by specific projects/ country offices to ensure completeness and propriety of proposed monthly journal entries, bank reconciliations, exchange rates, and subaward reports. Assist in preparation for audits including gathering information as needed. Engages in the start-up and closing of projects by providing financial information, guidance and assistance. Maintains file organization and filing of electronic reports on the network, journal entry files by project, and hard copies filed in the finance archives. Maintains a safe and organized working environment. Performs all other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: BA and at least 4 years of relevant experience (or equivalent). Ability to travel internationally. Fluent English and proficiency in Spanish required. Preferred Qualifications: Working knowledge of GAAP and OMB financial grants regulations (Circulars A-122, A-133). Knowledge of fund accounting. Overseas work experience. Proficiency in French desired. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0092. 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.
****************************** *SR. SPECIALIST CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT WASHINGTON, DC
Pact is seeking a Sr. Specialist Capacity Development in Washington, DC. At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Department Overview: Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Advancement team contributes to realizing this purpose by: Contributing to implementation of Capacity Development within Pact's Global Strategy. Promoting Pact policy and standards in Capacity Development, and helping develop guidance as needed. Supporting country programs and projects to deliver high quality capacity development initiatives through technical assistance, training, cross-fertilization, methodology development, documentation and collaboration. Serving as a technical writer, designer and implementer for selected bids and proposals. Providing support to Pact's Capacity Development Community of Practice. Collaboratively developing and maintaining donor and partner relationships, with a priority on partnerships important to Pact's integrated approach. Representing Pact at conferences, agencies, internal and external meetings and other fora, documenting where necessary. Traveling to country offices to provide project support, as needed. Supporting Capacity Development Team logistics. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Global Director of Capacity Development, the Sr. Specialist Capacity Development is responsible for leading Pact's efforts in driving internal and external use of the Pact Capacity Solutions Platform and supporting country office programs in designing, implementing, and monitoring capacity development efforts including those with informal and formal community groups, civil society, government, and networks. Key Responsibilities: The Sr. Specialist Capacity Development will work within the Capacity Development team providing two overall functions: (1) supporting the development and use of Pact's Capacity Solutions Platform (CSP) and (2) supporting capacity development efforts within country office programs. Specific responsibilities include: Identify CSP Champions in each country and ensure full internal rollout; Work in collaboration with internal and external users and developers to identify problems in CSP and prioritize fixes. Work in collaboration with internal and external users and developers to identify, prioritize and implement new features in line with the CSP vision. Support the development of marketing materials for the CSP, which may include materials for Pact's capacity development toolkit at large, in the form brochures, webinars, public presentations, web content, blogs, etc. Establish and maintain external networking opportunities/ channels for CSP marketing (i.e. LinkedIn groups, international development conferences, CDNetwork, etc.) Engage with external stakeholders to promote CSP, identify opportunities for their engagement with the CSP and contributions to promoting capacity development proven practices (i.e. blogs on the CSP platform). Repurpose existing capacity development and measurement materials to develop quality e-books. Support development of high quality e-Learning materials and video content to be posted on CSP (i.e. Organizational Performance Index How To, Organizational Capacity Assessment How To). Maintain and update CSP User Guides, monthly reporting on CSP, and support proposal development related to CSP. Support country offices through in-person and remote mentoring, training and knowledge transfer around key capacity development tools (i.e. Organizational Capacity Assessment, Organizational Performance Index, Organizational Network Analysis) and skills (i.e. facilitation, mentoring & coaching, training, presenting). Support country offices through in-person and remote mentoring, training and knowledge transfer around key organizational development areas (i.e. human resources, financial management, strategic planning, program management, communications). Basic REQUIREMENTS: BA + 4 years of experience of MA + 2 years of experience. Degree in international development/ relations, public policy, communications or marketing. 40% - 45% international travel and occasional domestic travel. Strong facilitation, mentoring, coaching and content development skills. Ability to translate technical information into practical guidance and tools and effectively communicate these using print, electronic and presentation media. Sound networking and interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively and collegially in teams. Ability to establish and sustain positive relationships with Pact staff, partners, donor organizations and peer organizations. Preferred Qualifications: Fluency in a second language, especially French or Swahili. Experience working in an international environment for at least 2 years. Familiarity with network mapping software. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0084. 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 / PROJECT DIRECTOR ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR
Pact is seeking a Project Director/ Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated biodiversity and natural resource management program in Madagascar. Pact seeks a candidate with strong community development experience and expertise to lead a multi-disciplinary team of partners in delivering an integrated program that supports improved environmental governance, private sector engagement, reduced deforestation, protection/ conservation of biodiverse areas and community livelihoods. Reporting to the Madagascar Country Director, the Project Director/COP will be responsible for meeting the project's technical objectives, managing financial resources, managing program staff, managing partnering agreements, maintaining good working relationships with host government officials and local partners, managing donor reporting and ensuring a high-quality delivery of services. Key Responsibilities: The Project Director/COP will: Provide technical leadership and oversight of program activities. Manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports. Supervise field office activities including hiring and management of field staff, subcontractors and consultants, detailed workplan development, technical training and mentoring of staff as required, and other standard implementation activities. Oversee financial management and procurement. Planning, quality assurance and supervision of program monitoring, evaluating, and reporting. Oversee delivery, management, and monitoring of sub-grants. Serve as Pact liaison to the donor, partners and the Government of Madagascar. Coordinate with appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of project planning, monitoring, and implementation. Ensure compliance with HQ and donor requirements, policies and regulations. Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree or higher in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Policy or related field. A proven and successful track record that features at least 10 years of relevant technical experience and 5 years of relevant management experience. Expertise in community engagement approaches, with significant experience in building community capacity on issues related to land tenure, water, forestry, wildlife conservation, alternative livelihoods or other NRM related disciplines. Demonstrated ability to manage an interdisciplinary team of organizations and/or individuals to achieve integrated results. Demonstrated experience delivering programs to tight deadlines. Demonstrated ability for rapid analysis of very complex issues, strong decision-making, and translation of programmatic learning and priorities into operational strategies. Experience managing large donor-funded programs with multiple implementation sites, multiple partners and diverse beneficiaries. In depth knowledge of USAID regulations, systems and procedures. Diplomacy and negotiation skills that demonstrate ability to collaborate and coordinate with a range of stakeholders and complex priorities. Very strong computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Fluent English and French language skills, both written and spoken. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in challenging and complex environments, with experience in Madagascar strongly preferred. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0146. 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 GRANTS AND CONTRACTS, NEPAL (LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY) NEPALGUNJ, NEPAL
Pact is seeking a Director of Grants and Contracts, Nepal (Local Candidates Only) in Nepalgunj. The Director of Grants and Contracts is responsible for all aspects of grant and sub-contract management in accordance with Pact and USAID guidelines with special emphasis on grants under contracts. This requires close collaboration with Pact headquarters and periodic review of policies and regulations to ensure that they continue to reflect the current donor environment, regulations, and practices. Based at the Sajhedari Bikaas project office in Nepalgunj, the incumbent will manage agreements with international, national, and district-based partners, including periodic travel to project areas. The Director of Grants and Contracts reports to the Operations Manager. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Lead the Grants and Contracts Unit, which consists of the unit manager, a compliance officer, and three additional support staff based in both Nepalgunj and Dhangadi. Oversee the award of full-cycle grants management activities, including solicitation, pre-award assessments, negotiation of awards, modification of awards, monitoring awards, and close-out procedures. Oversee the daily administration of sub-contracts and consultant agreements and any subsequent modifications. Work closely with partners to monitor sub-contract and consultant performance and reporting compliance. Work closely with partners to monitor grantee performance and reporting compliance. Provide guidance on compliance issues that arise during grant and sub-contract program implementation. Assist with the resolution of disputes. Provide policy guidance and interpretation for program staff, grantees, and sub-contractors. Ensure that partners receive timely, consistent, and ongoing capacity training on compliancy issues. Ensure the G&C unit performs regular expenditure reviews of invoices, projections, and financial reporting. Ensure that all contractually- defined reports are delivered in a timely manner. Oversee and ensure that both Pact and partners remain compliant with the terms and conditions under awards. Oversee 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. Perform other duties as assigned. Minimum QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree (or equivalent work experience or certificate training) in accounting, finance, contract/ grants management, business administration, law, or related field required. Minimum of 7 years' experience in grants/ contracts management experience required. Experience in US Government contracts/grants financial management with firm knowledge of US Government regulations strongly preferred. Understanding of local contract, procurement, and labor law. Experience working under USAID contracts as well as issuing grants in accordance with ADS 303. Excellent command of the English language, spoken and written. Nepali citizen. Preference for: Demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing complex programs with many implementation sites, partners and beneficiaries. Good analytical skills. Ability and willingness to work in a challenging and dynamic environment. Ability and willingness to travel domestically on short notice. Strong communication skills and cultural sensitivity. Skills and Abilities: Leadership: Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations. Strong understanding of Pact's strategy and how tasks contribute to the greater good. Consistently works within internal process and procedures. Strong interpersonal and team building skills. Engagement in corporate initiatives. Project Management: Strong planning and time management skills. Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make a presentation. Ability to problem-solve difficult issues. Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities. Good negotiating and conflict resolution skills. Strong understanding of budgets. Technical Skills: Good experience in one of Pact's technical areas or a support function. Working knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations. Competence using common desktop applications and internal systems. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0088. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *OPERATIONS CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks an Operations Contractual. The main objective of the consultancy is to provide support to ORP/GCM. The contractual will provide all services related to the management of resources for financing projects under the supervision of senior Trust Fund Coordinators. Mainly, all the functions are related to reports and activities of the funds requested by donors, as well as other required research projects, and support of Trust Fund Coordinators. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree (Master's desirable), preferably in economics, business administration, public policy or related field. Soft skills: be proactive, reliable and responsible to work with a minimum of supervision. Others: have knowledge of IDB, and specially GCM, Bank policies, systems and procedures regarding fund management. Experience: the candidate must have at least two years' work experience in research projects based on the application of different data analysis techniques. Languages: the candidate should be fluent in English and Spanish. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs. Vacancy no: 1500004045
****************************** *ASSOCIATE VICE-PRESIDENT, FINANCIAL OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT, CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER AND CONTROLLER ROME
The International Fund for Agricultural Development has posted an opening for an Associate Vice-President in Rome. The AVP heads the Financial Operations Department and is IFAD's Chief Finance Officer and Chief Controller. In this capacity, s/he is the responsible for IFAD's financial integrity, assisting the President by providing strategic financial leadership. The AVP FOD works with the executive management team to establish financial goals and strategies and oversee their implementation to ensure IFAD's sustainability in delivering financial services in support of IFAD-funded programmes and projects to invest in rural people. REQUIRES: Advanced University degree or equivalent higher-level qualification in Finance, Accounting, Business Management, Economics or related discipline. Substantive relevant experience exceeding 15 years at an international level in an institution, which could include international organizations, international financial institutions, UN agencies or other development finance-related organizations. Progressively responsible management experience in senior positions is required. Strong speech giving/ writing and report-writing experience and capabilities. TO APPLY: Applicants should send an IFAD personal history form to vacancy@ifad.org. Vacancy no: 1370. Closing date: 7/12/15.
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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.
*CHIEF OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS BRANCH NEW YORK
A Chief of Economic and Social Affairs Branch (D-1) is sought in New York. The overall planning, development, management, coordination and delivery of the full range of Secretariat conference management and technical support services provided by the Branch to the Second and Third Committees of the General Assembly; the Economic and Social Council; the high-level political forum on sustainable development, under the auspices of the Council. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, public administration, law, social sciences or international affairs. A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience, of which at least ten years should be at the United Nations, international organizations or at the international level is required. In-depth experience of the intergovernmental machinery of international organizations is required. Proven track record of management and leadership in an international setting is required. Experience in conference management as well as experience in the application of rules, procedures and practices of the General Assembly, the ECOSOC and its subsidiary organs or similar intergovernmental bodies is desirable. Experience with the various global IT tools in use in conference management is desirable. Closing date: 8/3/15. Vacancy no: 15-CON-DGACM-41982-R- NEW YORK(G)
*POPULATION AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
A Population Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Provides support to intergovernmental processes on population issues, including preparing reports or inputs for reports, following the meetings and preparing summary reports, and assisting in the organization of panels and round tables. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in demography or in sociology, statistics or economics with an emphasis on demography. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in population analysis and research or related area is required. Experience in the preparation of population estimates and projections is desirable. Closing date: 8/1/15. Vacancy no: 15-POP-DESA-43416-R-NEW YORK (R)
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