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Democracy Building; Governance; Foreign Policy


Issue Dated July 10, 2015


Copyright 2015. All rights reserved. This information or any parts thereof may not be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of the Publisher. Lisa L. Hystad, Publisher.
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.
****************************** SENIOR PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI
The World Bank has posted an opening for a Senior Public Sector Management Specialist who will help implement and further develop GGODR activities in Burundi, and in selected other countries, in particular with regard to public sector and economic governance reforms. REQUIRES: Master's degree in international development, public policy and administration, economics, political science, public finance or other related field. At least 8 years of relevant professional experience, including management and implementation of substantive analytical and operational tasks on public sector and economic governance reform. Familiarity with Bank lending instruments (including IPF, TF and RAS) will be an asset. First-hand operational experience (preferably within the Bank) on public financial management, revenue administration and economic governance reforms in low-income and fragile contexts. Work experience in Fragile States and/or in the Africa region desired. TO APPLY: Please visit www.worldbank.org. Vacancy no: 151083. Closing date: 7/10/15.
****************************** 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.
****************************** SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR - TAX AND EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES WASHINGTON, DC
Oxfam America has posted an opening for a Senior Policy Advisor who will contribute to Oxfam America's Extractive Industries Global Program and support implementation of the Oxfam strategic plans, particularly the first pillar of the Oxfam America's strategic plan on "Fueling the Development Investment System". REQUIRES: Minimum - Advanced degree in political science, economics, accounting, law or related fields. Seven or more years work experience in international development and/or policy advocacy, human rights, tax/accounting fields. Knowledge of and/or experience dealing with extractive industries, including fiscal regimes and contractual arrangements between companies and host governments. Knowledge of and experience working on fiscal governance and taxation issues. Knowledge of and experience working with international financial institutions. For more information and to apply visit www.oxfamamerica.org/whoweare/jobs/available-positions.
****************************** ABA RULE OF LAW INITIATIVE
The ABA Rule of Law Initiative has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit http://www.abanet.org/rol/opportunities/ opportunities-home.shtml
PROGRAM OFFICER, MENA WASHINGTON, DC
The ABA Rule of Law Initiative has posted an opening for a full-time, Washington, DC-based Program Officer to support its Middle East and North Africa program. The Program Officer is responsible for the implementation of programs and projects under the supervision of the program director or manager. REQUIRES: Undergraduate degree from four-year college or university plus either a Master's or 2 years of relevant work experience; Excellent written, oral and communication skills in English required, as are knowledge of the region, and a background in international and cross-cultural relations, and applicable other language skills (written and spoken Arabic skills and fluency in French strongly preferred); Strong organizational skills; Attention to detail; Knowledge of or previous experience with gender-related issues in the region is a plus; Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel, is required; Experience with financial management of grant-funded programs helpful; and Travel to the region is required.
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER, MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA DIVISION WASHINGTON, DC
The ABA Rule of Law Initiative has posted an opening for a Senior Program Manager for its Middle East and North Africa Division. The Senior Program Manager generally supervises DC-based program staff and coordinates closely with the field-based Country Directors, Project Directors and staff. REQUIRES: Must have a JD and at least 4 years' experience; Experience in working with USG funded programs; Experience or knowledge of legal reform issues in region; Language proficiency required or extremely helpful.
COALITION BUILDING PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCATE SHORT TERM LEGAL SPECIALIST TURKEY
The ABA Rule of Law Initiative has posted an opening for a Short Term Legal Specialist to help provide regional bars with an enhanced capacity to be a significant force in advocating for public policy that protects citizen's rights. The Legal Specialist will develop and present trainings to local lawyers on the methods and tools for building coalitions with like-minded organizations and individuals for the purpose of advocating public policy affecting the rights of local citizens. REQUIRES: JD or Master's Degree in Public Policy Analysis or similar field, or foreign equivalent, with at least 7 years of experience working in public policy advocacy and coalition building, to include the practical aspects of organizing in-person activities in support of public policy advocacy. Experience in working in public policy advocacy in support of disadvantaged and marginalized groups. Experience in working with lawyers and bar associations in advocating for citizens' rights will be a distinct advantage.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER MENTOR PROGRAM SHORT TERM LEGAL SPECIALIST TURKEY
The ABA Rule of Law Initiative has posted an opening for a Short Term Legal Specialist to develop and present a series of not more than three, three-to-four day training sessions in Turkey to help promote a sustainable bar association-administered mentoring program for criminal defense lawyer trainees. REQUIRES: JD or foreign equivalent. At least 5 years of experience in developing, managing, and evaluating mentoring programs for lawyers or lawyer trainees, preferably in the criminal defense field. Experience in providing mentoring program development assistance abroad a distinct advantage.
****************************** GENDER AND HIV/AIDS SPECIALIST ZAMBIA
Banyan Global has posted an opening for a local Gender and HIV/AIDS Specialist based in Zambia for a USAID/Zambia HIV/AIDS project. Ideal candidates have a minimum of 5 years of experience in gender integration, public health and HIV/AIDS prevention and response programming. REQUIRES: Master's Degree in international development, international affairs, public health, gender, or a related field; Six or more years of experience working in gender integration; Three or more years of experience effectively integrating gender considerations into health and HIV/AIDS programming; Experience designing and facilitating trainings on gender issues and gender integration processes and techniques. For more information and to apply go to www.banyanglobal.com/careers.php. Vacancy no: 208
****************************** 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.
****************************** SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
The World Intellectual Property Organization seeks a Senior Legal Officer (P-4) in Geneva. The main role of the incumbent is to advise and act on legal aspects of human resources and administrative matters. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in law. At least nine years of relevant professional work experience in the area of law gained in an intergovernmental organization or national administration or by working for a law firm of which a minimum of five years must be in, or related to, administrative law. At least five years of experience in litigation gained at the domestic or international level. Experience in the application and interpretation of the staff regulations and rules of intergovernmental organizations or of comparable administrative legislation. TO APPLY: you can download the application form from our website address, www.wipo.int. In all correspondence, please quote the vacancy announcement number. Application forms, duly completed and accompanied by a signed passport-size photograph, must reach WIPO by the closing date. Please address your application to the Engagements Section, WIPO, 34, chemin des Colombettes, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland; Tel.: (41.22) 338.91.11; Fax: (41.22) 338.98.20; e-mail: staffengagements@wipo.int. Closing date: 7/21/15. Vacancy no: WIPO/15/P4/FT066
****************************** 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.
SECURITY COORDINATION OFFICER NEW YORK
A Security Coordination Officer (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: Assist in the development of the strategic goals and objectives for the global delivery of close protection within the United Nations system; Contribute to the planning, oversight and identification of the strategic direction of the Unit; Prioritize the daily taskings of the Unit delegating where necessary to ensure timely delivery. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Disaster or Emergency Management, Risk Management, Political Science, Military Science, Public Administration, Law Enforcement, Law or related area. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in the military, police or security management is required. A minimum two years of experience in close protection management at least at the level of a close protection shift leader with a national, private or international security organization is required. Experience in physical security and contingency planning is desirable. Closing date: 8/22/15. Vacancy no: 15-SEC-DSS-42730-R-NEW YORK (R)
POLITICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
A Political Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: Monitors the development and progress of operations, including the conditions and relations of the parties, contributors, governments, regional organizations; identifies and respond to changes, problems, incidents. Responds to/initiates contacts with wide range of participants and parties to negotiate solutions, defuse situations, provides direction and advice on actions, policy, political and operational issues. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, law, history, public administration or related area. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs, international relations, diplomacy, security, conflict resolution, or related field is required. A minimum of one year of relevant field experience at the international level in conflict/ post-conflict settings working on peace and security-related issues is desirable. A one-year field experience on peace and security issues in Africa is desirable. Closing date: 8/18/15. Vacancy no: 15-POL- DPKO-42217-R-NEW YORK (X)
RESIDENT INVESTIGATOR ABIDJAN
A Resident Investigator (P-4) is sought in Abidjan. Duties: Plans, organizes, conducts and manages investigations of cases of alleged misconduct, malfeasance, mismanagement, waste of resources, abuse of authority or violations of UN Rules, Regulations and pertinent administrative issuances. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in law, international law, criminal investigation, police studies or related fields. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in investigatory work including criminal and administrative investigations is required. Experience in investigation management and administration together with supervisory functions is required. Experience with international investigation activities is desirable. Experience with an international or multilateral public institution is desirable. Closing date: 8/17/15. Vacancy no: 15-ING-OIOS-44040-R-ABIDJAN (R)
****************************** INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION
The International Telecommunication Union seeks candidates for the following positions. TO APPLY: Submit the complete application with personal history form to the Head of the Human Resources Administration Division, Administration and Finance Department, at the following address: International Telecommunication Union Place des Nations, CH-1211 Genève 20, Suisse recruitment@itu.int
HEAD, PROCUREMENT DIVISION GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
A Head, Procurement Division (P-5) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Plans, organizes and directs ITU procurement activities and provides support, advice, instructions and guidance to ITU staff and experts at all stage of the process. Organizes the work of the service and supervises staff to ensure the work is carried out promptly and efficiently. Ensures the correct application of administrative policy, principles, rules and regulations governing ITU procurement. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in law, business administration, economics or telecommunications or a related field. At least ten years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in supervising procurement operations and/or contract management, negotiation and settlement of disputes, including at least five at the international level. Closing date: 8/17/15. Vacancy no: 9P-2015/SG-FRMD/EXTERNAL/P5
SPECTRUM REGULATION & POLICY OFFICER GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
A Spectrum Regulation & Policy Officer (P-3) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Researches and analyzes the latest advances in radiocommunication issues, including spectrum management, and related ICT, government, private sector, and/or socio-economic trends on a global, regional and country basis to prepare and adapt material and presentations for workshops and seminars as well as to create an up-to-date reference facility for related information, data, and statistics. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in telecommunications, public or business management/ administration or a related field. At least five years of progressively responsible experience in the field of telecommunications with regulatory aspects, including at least two at the international level. Closing date: 8/17/15. Vacancy no: 10P-2015/BR-IAP/EXTERNAL/P3
****************************** OFFICER, STATISTICIAN BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization seeks an Officer, Statistician (A-3/A-4) in Brussels. The Officer is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of digital statistical databases related to Allied, and partner, defense planning. The incumbent will therefore be responsible for the conduct of periodic statistical surveys and, subsequently, the management of the financial, economic and demographic data furnished by Allies and NATO's partners, together with that provided by relevant International Organizations like the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), etc. REQUIRES: hold a university diploma in statistics, or in economics or management with applied statistics as a special subject; demonstrate a good understanding of the NDPP and the PARP; possess expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel, VBA and a solid knowledge of other MS Office applications, Visual Studio and SharePoint; have considerable experience of management of statistical surveys in the field of economics. Please apply online at http://www.nato.int/wcm-asp/recruit-wide.asp. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No. Closing date: 8/18/15. Vacancy no: 150224.
****************************** *DIRECTOR OF AFRICA DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL COOPERATION VIENNA, AUSTRIA
The International Atomic Energy Agency seeks a Director of Africa Division, Department of Technical Cooperation (D-1) in Vienna. Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, and in coordination and close consultation with IAEA Member States and technical departments, the Director is responsible for the TC programme in the Africa region, ensuring a results-based response to Member States' developmental priorities in the application of nuclear techniques. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in management, social sciences, science and technology, or international relations. Additional background in development studies an asset. At least 15 years of experience at the senior management or executive level in international cooperation, with extensive programme development and capacity development experience. Experience in regional cooperation would be an advantage. Demonstrated competency in programme and resource management and full familiarity with recent trends and best practices in TC. Experience in developing countries and an understanding of the social, cultural, economic and political environment when working in an international setting. Please apply online at http://www.iaea.org/About/Jobs/howtoapply.html or mail applications to the Division of Personnel, IAEA, Wagramer Strasse 5, P.O. Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, Austria. Vacancy no: 2015/0010. Closing date: 7/10/15.
****************************** *DEPUTY DIRECTOR NEW YORK
The United Nations seeks a Deputy Director (D-1) 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. 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: 8/14/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM- DM-43615-R-NEW YORK (X)
****************************** *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
****************************** *OVC TECHNICAL OFFICER DURHAM, NC OR WASHINGTON, DC
FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) Technical Officer. The OVC Technical Officer will be responsible for knowledge management activities that will contribute to enhance the quality and effectiveness of programs for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and advance FHI 360's technical leadership in this area. The OVC Technical Officer will work with technical oversight from the Technical Advisor for Vulnerable Children and Youth. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors or masters in social work, family studies or child/youth development or related fields, masters level preferred. At least 3 years of experience in OVC programming. Knowledge management experience highly desirable. Understanding of and familiarity with research utilization. Ability to analyze and synthesize published literature and prepare reports. Field experience in a developing country highly desirable (preferably in Africa). Able to communicate verbally and in writing in an articulate and professional manner. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities. TO APPLY: https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15857/ovc-technical-officer/job
****************************** *SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER WASHINGTON, DC
FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Business Development Officer. Responsibilities: Work on multiple projects simultaneously, independently and meet deadlines without compromising quality. Provide detailed and strategic analysis of solicitations, instructions and other proposal-related information. Take the lead in working with technical teams to identify partners, negotiate roles, and establish teaming agreements. Lead and coordinate proposal teams by overseeing the proposal process, assisting with writing, editing and ensuring that quality, competitive proposals are submitted in response to solicitations and unsolicited opportunities from sponsors. Coordinate and support the capture management process, including bidding partner discussions and teaming agreements. Provide management and coordination of proposal teams, comprised of FHI 360 staff and bidding partner organizations. Prepare proposal outlines, requirements/proposal evaluation overview, submission checklists, proposal calendar, partner trackers, and other trackers as needed. Establish and assure compliance with timelines for the proposal preparation process and submission. Organize and monitor writing assignments; assist with writing, editing and proofreading proposals as needed. Develop and utilize tools, templates and work processes that result in streamlined and efficient proposal teamwork. Oversee the collection of all required proposal forms, materials, etc. as stipulated in the funders' requests for proposals (solicited and unsolicited concept papers/LOIs, full proposals, etc.). QUALIFICATIONS: BS/BA in public health, international affairs/ development or other area of human development and 5+ years of relevant experience in proposal development, program design, project management, and other related work; or Master's degree in public health, international affairs/ development or other area of human development and 3+ years of experience in proposal development, program design, project management and other related work. Familiarity with international and domestic funders across health and human development sectors, including but not limited to USAID, CDC, World Bank, DFID, UN agencies, MCC, and private foundations and corporations funding health and human development activities. Project management experience with human development initiatives (international or domestic). Possess strong interpersonal and communications skills with sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political and ethical issues addressed by FHI 360. Knowledge of Non-governmental Organization (NGO) business development process activities required. Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills. Good leadership ability. Demonstrates strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving abilities and the ability to prioritize tasks. Read, write and speak English. Fluent in the host country language required. 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/15866/senior-business-development- officer/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.
****************************** WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION
The World Intellectual Property Organization seeks applicants for the following positions. TO APPLY: you can download the application form from our website address, www.wipo.int. In all correspondence, please quote the vacancy announcement number. Application forms, duly completed and accompanied by a signed passport-size photograph, must reach WIPO by the closing date. Please address your application to the Engagements Section, WIPO, 34, chemin des Colombettes, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland; Tel.: (41.22) 338.91.11; Fax: (41.22) 338.98.20; e-mail: staffengagements@wipo.int
*LEGAL COUNSELOR GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
A Legal Counselor (P-4) is sought in Geneva. The incumbent is responsible for the Awareness and Awards activities of the Division, promoting a culture respectful of IP rights through education and awareness-raising and contributes to the legal and strategic assistance activities of the Division. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in law or certification as a qualified attorney. At least nine years of relevant professional experience, including in the field of intellectual property law at the international level. Experience in public information. Closing date: 7/31/15. Vacancy no: WIPO/15/P4/FT065
*DEPUTY LEGAL COUNSEL GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
A Deputy Legal Counsel (D-1) is sought in Geneva. The Deputy Legal Counsel supports the Legal Counsel in directing the work of the Office of the Legal Counsel and in planning, coordinating and supervising the above-mentioned legal functions and activities in accordance with the Organization's constitution and other legal and policy texts. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in law with a specialization in international public law or administrative law. At least 15 years of professional experience in a legal field, including experience in international public law or administrative law of relevance to international organizations. Experience in a managerial role, including supervisory responsibilities over a team. Closing date: 7/10/15. Vacancy no: WIPO/15/D1/FT063
****************************** *SENIOR PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI
The World Bank has posted an opening for a Senior Public Sector Management Specialist who will help implement and further develop GGODR activities in Burundi, and in selected other countries, in particular with regard to public sector and economic governance reforms. REQUIRES: Master's degree in international development, public policy and administration, economics, political science, public finance or other related field. At least 8 years of relevant professional experience, including management and implementation of substantive analytical and operational tasks on public sector and economic governance reform. Familiarity with Bank lending instruments (including IPF, TF and RAS) will be an asset. First-hand operational experience (preferably within the Bank) on public financial management, revenue administration and economic governance reforms in low-income and fragile contexts. Work experience in Fragile States and/or in the Africa region desired. TO APPLY: Please visit www.worldbank.org. Vacancy no: 151083. Closing date: 7/10/15.
****************************** *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.
****************************** *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.
****************************** *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.
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY ACCRA, GHANA
FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Chief of Party, COP, for the USAID West Africa Reacting to Early Warning and Response (REWARD) project. The purpose of the 4.5 year, $11.5 million project is to enhance early warning and response systems to reduce the risk of violence in the region. The COP will be responsible for providing overall vision, leadership and guidance of the project. They will serve as the project's main point of contact for all national and local grant recipients, USAID/WA, host governments, the State Department, and other donors and stakeholders. The COP will also be responsible for overall project management and technical operations to ensure that the project tasks are completed and the objectives of the project are successfully met. It is expected that the Chief of Party will be located in Accra, Ghana, with anticipated project funded travel throughout West Africa. The position is contingent on funding. REQUIRES: At least 15 years of experience successfully managing complex international programs (implementation, logistics, budgeting, staffing) preferably those funded by USAID and those conducted in West Africa. Master's degree in public administration, political science, international relations, conflict resolution and peacebuilding or related field required. Exposure to conflict early warning and response programming and experience in conflict and post-conflict environments preferred. Demonstrated ability in the concepts, principles, methods and techniques of delivering development programs in close collaboration with African partner institutions. Demonstrated skills in effectively working, coordinating and negotiating with regional institutions and organizations, donors, other USAID projects, U.S. embassies, local organizations and partners. Ability to successfully manage and develop staff in a multi- country and multi-cultural setting as demonstrated by past experience. Ability to manage USAID contracts and all required reporting requirements. Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day-to-day operations of the project. Fluency in speaking, reading and writing in English, desirable in French. 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/15825/chief-of- party/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.
****************************** *SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR IN HEALTH POLICY WASHINGTON, DC
The Futures Group has posted an opening for a senior, distinguished health policy expert or scholar to serve in a senior technical director position on a USAID-funded global project in health policy. The incumbent with have the overall responsibility for project programming to strengthen the capacity in developing countries to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate legal and regulatory frameworks, macro-level, and operational policies. REQUIRES: A doctoral level degree in public health, public policy, international health/ relations or other policy-related field with a focus on health, and at least five years of relevant professional experience or a Master's degree in a similar field or legal degree (JD) with eight years of relevant professional experience. Five or more years of professional experience working in a developing country context on the design, implementation, and evaluation of public policy and translational/ applied research required. For more information and to apply visit www.futuresgroup.com (click on Careers). Closing date: 8/15/15.
****************************** *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
****************************** UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
*PROGRAMME OFFICER (LEGAL) MONTREAL
A Programme Officer (Legal) (P-4) is sought in Montreal. Duties: Prepare and coordinate substantive work related to the implementation of the Biosafety Protocol in particular with respect to legal and administrative measures necessary to meet obligations under the Protocol; the further development and effectiveness of the compliance regime under the Protocol; taking as guidance the decisions of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in law. A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in law, including legal analysis, research and writing, or related area, is required. Closing date: 8/7/15. Vacancy no: 15-LEG-UNEP- 41802-R-MONTREAL (X)
*LEGAL OFFICER NAIROBI
A Legal Officer (P-4) is sought in Nairobi. Duties: Assists division staff in the drafting of UNEA resolutions and legal documentation for other intergovernmental processes. Reviews, advises on and drafts complex contracts, agreements, institutional and operational modalities that are outside of the UNEP template. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in international, environmental or marine law is required. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in law, including legal analysis, research and writing is required. Experience in international organization is an advantage. Closing date: 8/4/15. Vacancy no: 15-LEG-UNEP-41277-R- NAIROBI (X)
****************************** *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.
****************************** *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.
****************************** *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
****************************** *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 INVESTIGATOR PARIS
The United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization is seeking an Associate Investigator (P-1/P-2) in Paris. The incumbent will be tasked with screening allegations received by IOS, performing investigations and investigative procedures, undertaking legal research and contributing to periodic reporting on the performance of the investigations unit. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent degree) in Law, Forensic Auditing, Criminal Justice or other related field. A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in investigations including at least one year in an international environment. Knowledge of investigations including the ability to identify key investigation issues and to provide reliable analyses with effectively supported and well formulated conclusions. Strong analytical skills, ability to collect, synthesize and analyze information. TO APPLY: Candidates wishing to apply for this post should do so through the following website: http://www.unesco.org/employment. Closing date: 8/3/15. Vacancy no: IOS 028.
****************************** *CHIEF POLICY MAKING ORGAN VIENNA
The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-test-ban Treaty Organization seeks a Chief Policy Making Organ (P-5) in Vienna. Duties: Be responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Section in regard to planning and servicing the sessions and other meetings of the Preparatory Commission and its subsidiary bodies. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in international relations, public or business administration or a related field. At least 10 years relevant working experience in the field of international diplomacy, multilateral negotiations and/or conference management part of which should have been in an international environment. When applying, please quote the vacancy announcement number and complete the CTBTO Personal History form. Please visit www.ctbto.org to apply. Closing date: 7/11/15. Vacancy no: VA137-33-2015.
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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)
*CIVIL AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
A Civil Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Develop and maintain policy and guidance on Civil Affairs, and related areas as required. Provide support to operational planning and review processes for Civil Affairs work in peace operations. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in social sciences, political science, international relations, public administration, law, economics or related area. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in civil affairs related work with United Nations peace operations, United Nations funds or programmes, intergovernmental organizations, national governments (where directly related to civil affairs work in UN peacekeeping), national or international NGOs, or community based organizations, research institutions, or similar settings is required. Closing date: 8/2/15. Vacancy no: 15-CIV-DPKO-41911-R-NEW YORK (X)
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