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Democracy Building; Governance; Foreign Policy


Issue Dated May 8, 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.
Senior Director, Policy New York, NY, Washington D.C. or New Haven, CT
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks an outstanding applicant for the position of Senior Director, Policy. Innovations for Poverty Action 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. 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. Deadline to apply: May 15, 2015. Desired start date: June 2015. TO APPLY: Interested parties should apply using our link: https://www.poverty- action.org/getinvolved/jobs/US/IPAUSA101459. Innovations for Poverty Action is an EO Employer-MF/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class. IPA will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact us at jobs@poverty-action.org or via phone at 1-203-772-2216. IPA will never require monetary compensation as part of its application process. Any requests for monetary compensation by persons claiming to be IPA employees or persons claiming to represent IPA should be disregarded and reported to IPA. Please note that only qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring manager.
****************************** Chief of Party, Community Engagement Project Juba, South Sudan
Please Note: South Sudan is an unaccompanied post. Pact seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated three-year USAID-funded community driven development program that will engage a range of different types of communities in South Sudan and inform the design of future developmental interventions. The COP provides leadership, management, and strategic direction for the entire project. This position is responsible for guiding senior technical staff and for ensuring the responsiveness and quality of work along with efficient use of resources and achievement of results. The COP has the final authority within the project team for decisions related to technical, management, and resource allocation and personnel issues. In carrying out these responsibilities the COP works in partnership with USAID key stakeholders, local national and community level organizations, international and local project partners, and project staff. This position is contingent upon funding. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Provide strategic direction and technical leadership to produce required project results and deliverables, and overall management of the operational, financial, and administrative aspects of the project. Function as the primary liaison between USAID, local organizations and other partners and stakeholders. Create management systems in line with Pact's standard operating procedures consistent with the needs of the project and USAID. Work with staff and partners to translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans. Direct and oversee planning and budgeting processes and preparation of quarterly and annual project activity reports. Monitor the progress and pace of project implementation, assuring that the full potential of the program is realized through the promotion of high quality work and internal cost control. Supervise the work and assesses the performance of all long- and short-term advisors, consultants, and staff. Clarify roles, delegate responsibilities appropriately to senior staff, and clearly communicate expectations for staff contribution to project activities. Maintain productive working relationships with USAID clients, project partners and key counterparts. Remain up to date on good practices and developments in community driven development approaches in order to ensure program quality and impact. Required QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum ten (10) years of experience in community development programs, civic engagement/civil society, public administration, institutional development or related technical areas (preferably in a post- conflict environment and/or in Africa), grants management, and political/civil-sector institutional capacity building. Minimum seven (7) years of experience working closely with and supporting local communities in transitional situations. Masters' or above in, political science, international development, management, international law or other relevant field. Fluency in written and spoken English is required, Arabic language added advantage. Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and closely with donors. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0063. 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.
****************************** POLICY ADVOCATE WASHINGTON, DC
CARE USA has an opportunity for a Policy Advocate to contribute to the formulation of CARE's policy positions on priority issues and participates on one or more Issue Teams to support the development and implementation of CARE's global advocacy strategies. Expected Travel: up to 20%. Language Requirement: English. Employee Duration: Active Full-Time. Type of Post: Accompanied - Family. Funding: Approved. In collaboration with the Director of Government Relations and colleagues, the Policy Advocate: Works with external coalition partner(s) to support achievement of advocacy goals; Monitors relevant legislation and regulations and keeps Issue Team(s) apprised of the status; Provides analysis of relevant congressional legislation, administration policies and drafts of CARE policy positions, congressional testimony, talking points and briefs on selected issues; Represents CARE on Capitol Hill and with the Administration, and with NGO coalition partners, and external groups; Provides support for Senior Management meetings on Capitol Hill, with the Administration, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) coalitions, and in international forums as it pertains to the specified issue area; Works with the Policy Advocacy Communications staff to draft internal and external policy communications. Works with the CARE Action Network Field Coordinators and Learning Tours team to advance the team's policy agenda. QUALIFICATIONS (KNOW-HOW): Bachelor's Degree plus 5 years substantive legislative/congressional experience; 3 years international development or related experience; Experience with conflict and emergency situations preferred; Demonstrated ability to implement advocacy strategies within the USG and/or international contexts; Solid background and knowledge of legislative environment on Capitol Hill and related Executive branch departments; Knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding international development assistance policy and programs as well as its accompanying budget and appropriations processes; Excellent organizational, written and oral skills; Sound computer knowledge and skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 627. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
****************************** SENIOR ADVISOR - GLOBAL RELATIONS SECRETARIAT PARIS
The Global Relations Secretariat of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development has posted an opening for a Senior Advisor who will co-ordinate OECD work with the countries of the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The successful candidate will be required to provide strategic advice and assistance to key stakeholders to promote the visibility of the Organization's work in the region increasing its impact and relevance. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in economics, political science, economic development, business administration, finance, international law, public policy/ administration or equivalent. At least eight years relevant professional experience in an international organization, ministry, leading consulting firm or other relevant private sector company in a policy co-ordination and project management role. A solid grasp of economic policies and knowledge of the economic context of the region covered. Experience of working in or with countries from MEA would be an advantage. Closing date: 5/16/15. Job Number: 09879. Please apply online at https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/joblist.ftl?lang=en
****************************** 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.
HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER GENEVA
A Human Rights Officer (P-3) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Plans and coordinates activities related to thematic and country mandates on human rights, including from a gender perspective. Conducts substantive research and analysis of human rights issues/ events related to the Middle East and North Africa region. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience, including UN experience, at national and/or international levels in the field of human rights, political, humanitarian or social affairs is required. Closing date: 6/16/15. Vacancy no: 15-HRI-OHCHR-41738-R-GENEVA (X)
HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
A Humanitarian Affairs Officer (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: Takes the lead in strategy, planning, development and implementation of complex communications campaigns to support the Chief of Branch in promoting OCHA's policy work and ideas internally and externally. This includes leading, designing, and implementing dissemination plans for policy initiatives and publications. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/ emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required. Experience in drafting on humanitarian issues for a public audience across different mediums, such as speeches, blogs, articles, etc. is required. Closing date: 6/14/15. Vacancy no: 15-HRA-OCHA- 42025-R-NEW YORK (X)
****************************** PROGRAM OFFICER - ADVOCACY, LATIN AMERICA REGIONAL OFFICE MIAMI, FL
Plan Parenthood seeks a Program Officer for Advocacy, Latin America Regional Office. Duties: Works autonomously with international partners in the Latin America region to design, develop and oversee implementation of projects that advance sexual and reproductive rights, with particular program emphasis on safe abortion. Provides overall program monitoring and evaluation through reports and on-site visits. Monitors assigned international projects through analyses of financial reports, tracking of project progress and ongoing correspondence with partners. Tailors in-country technical assistance and trainings to ensure the achievement of project goals in technical, project management, and financial issues. Works with partners to develop and plan strategies specific to each project for ongoing improvements. Identifies, develops, adapts, translates and facilitates appropriate training and technical support in sexual and reproductive health and rights. When necessary will coordinate with Latin America regional staff, consultants, PPFA, or other international collaborating agencies in order to provide specialized technical training. In collaboration with ARD and RD, prepares reports, including donor reports and refunding donor proposals. Assists in development of fundraising proposals and concept papers both for partners and for PP Global. Evaluates projects through data analysis and assessments with participation of partners. Writes articles and abstracts for publication and presents at conferences on behalf of PP Global and regional partners in order to raise visibility and to develop a greater understanding of our work. Collaborates with ARD/RD and New York to identify new opportunities for new projects and develop new project proposals. Makes contacts and communicates with other international agencies working in SRH to identify new opportunities, exchange information, maintain cordial relations in order to maintain visibility of PP Global's work and broaden personal understanding of the current level of services provided in country. Provides orientation to new staff in both the office and field in PP Global systems and procedures and collaborates with other Latin America regional staff for backstopping and other technical support of projects. Stays updated on relevant issues to PP Global projects. Collaborates with the US-based advocacy work and PP affiliates on complementary activities as they relate to assigned regionally- based partner agencies. Liaises with government and non-governmental agencies, donor organizations, and other relevant entities in the region, as assigned. Completes special projects as assigned and required. REQUIREMENTS: Advanced degree in policy, international development, law, or related field required. Three to five years of experience in advocacy- or policy-related activities, project planning, designing, monitoring and evaluation, preferably with a reproductive health and rights focus. 2- year work experience in Latin America. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Ability to synthesize information and generate persuasive and clear verbal and written communications; Strong time management skills and the ability to multitask and meet deadlines with a keen attention to detail and follow through; Self-directed; Able to anticipate, prioritize, and manage tasks. Excellent written and oral communication skills a must in English and Spanish. Must be able to represent PPFA in a culturally competent manner. Must demonstrate good interpersonal and negotiation skills, in addition to ability to work autonomously, using good decision making and computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet and statistical analysis applications). Analytical problem solving using systematic approaches to analyze and propose solutions is part of everyday activities, and cultural sensitivity is imperative. Knowledge of reproductive health issues and/or community development, specifically in developing countries, is required. Knowledge of diverse groups, working with a multicultural workforce, and sensitivity and appreciation to cultural differences is required. Ability to travel a minimum of 35% of time. Fluent in Spanish. Please apply via URL: https://plannedparenthoodext.hire.com/viewjob.html?erjob=123833
****************************** CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
Church World Service has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply please go to www.churchworldservice.org
OFFICE DIRECTOR GREENSBORO, NC
The Office Director articulates the mission of CWS; oversees program design and implementation; ensures organizational compliance with grants and contracts; manages effective delivery of services; promotes the involvement of local congregations and community members in resettlement; and represents CWS in interactions with the State Refugee Coordinator. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree or equivalent; advanced degree in social work, international relations or other relevant field preferred. Minimum of five (5) years of work experience in program and financial planning and management required including one (1) year of direct supervisory experience. Previous work experience with refugee resettlement case management and direct social services required. Previous fundraising experience strongly preferred. Superior written and oral communication skills are a must. The successful applicant must have experience working in multi-cultural environment. Previous experience providing immigration legal services preferred but not required.
RESETTLEMENT OFFICER NAIROBI, KENYA
The primary function of the Resettlement Officer is to support the goals of ARDU through temporary deployments to UNHCR offices throughout sub-Saharan Africa. REQUIRES: Bachelor's Degree in a related field of study required (preferable focus in international affairs, law, refugee law, human rights or social work). Master's Degree in a related field of study required (preferable focus in international affairs, law, refugee law, human rights or social work). Three months related experience is required, including in a developing country in a relevant work area (e.g. assisting refugees in a resettlement context, casework, preparing refugee resettlement referrals, etc.). Three to five years' work related work experience preferred.
****************************** DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
The World Health Organization seeks a Director of Operations (D-1) in Geneva. The Director of Operations is a key senior manager and a leader of the core business of UNITAID. S/He is responsible for leading the Operations Division in the effective planning, development, and management of a complex portfolio of grants totaling more than $2Bn+ in value; these grants are implemented by a diverse and multinational group of partner organizations. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in finance/ economics, public or business administration, project management, international development, international relations/ political science, health economics, public health or health-related field, or equivalent. At least 10 years of progressive leadership experience, including experience as a decision-maker and leader of large teams. At least 10 years of experience in program management including design, implementation and financial management, preferably at an international level and in public health. Demonstrated experience managing large scale development portfolios (preferably over $500M in total value). Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No. Closing date: 5/15/15. Vacancy no: HQ/15/HQ/FT195
****************************** LOGISTICS OFFICER NEW YORK
The United Nations seeks a Logistics Officer (P-3) in New York. Duties: Provide expert advice about logistics support to peace operations, to include planning and budgeting considerations for the start-up, build-up, surge, sustainment and liquidation phases; considerations and practices for integration of civilian and military capabilities; the synchronization of transportation, communications and information technology, engineering, and medical services; and risk management. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, public administration, engineering, law, supply chain management, logistics operations/ management or other related area. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in land or air transport, logistics operations in military, commercial or international organizations, or related area is required. Experience in planning, coordinating and/or managing multifunctional logistics support operations is desirable. Logistics planning experience in a field environment is desirable. 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: 6/19/15. Vacancy no: 15- LOG-DFS-41459-R-NEW YORK (R)
****************************** UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
CHIEF OF BRANCH, POLITICAL AFFAIRS NEW YORK
A Chief of Branch, Political Affairs (D-1) is sought in New York. The Chief of the Regional Disarmament Branch shall be responsible for the formulation and implementation of the work programme of the Branch under his/her supervision. Oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Branch, ensures all programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion in coordination with the different departments, offices and agencies of the United Nations, regional organizations and Member States as appropriate. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in international affairs, economics, life sciences, business administration, political sciences or related area. A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in international relations, disarmament, international security, development and conflict resolution or related area is required. A minimum of five years of experience at the international level is required. Closing date: 6/14/15. Vacancy no: 15-POL-ODA-40845- R-NEW YORK(G).
PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER NAIROBI
A Programme Management Officer (P-3) is sought in Nairobi. Duties: Act as a focal point for a number of countries of the UNDP-UNEP PEI in Africa, providing technical support when requested and/or as necessary for timely implementation. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in business administration, international relations, economics, environmental management or development studies. At least five years of progressively responsible experience in related area in national and international development and/or environmental issues is required. Working experience of gender-poverty-environment mainstreaming in Africa is an advantage. Closing date: 6/13/15. Vacancy no: 15-PGM-UNEP-40563-R-NAIROBI (E)
****************************** ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The Organisation For Economic Co-Operation and Development seeks applicants for the following positions. Please apply online at https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/joblist.ftl?lang=en
HEAD OF THE EURASIA CO-ORDINATION UNIT - GLOBAL RELATIONS SECRETARIAT PARIS
GRS has posted an opening for a Head of Unit who will co-ordinate OECD work with the following countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The successful candidate will be required to lead the work of the Unit in providing strategic advice and assistance to key stakeholders to promote the visibility of the Organization's work in the region increasing its impact and relevance. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in economics, political science, economic development, business administration, finance, international law, public policy/ administration or equivalent. At least eight years of relevant professional experience in an international organization, ministry, leading consulting firm or other relevant private sector company in a policy coordination and project management role. A solid grasp of economic policies and knowledge of the economic context of the region covered. Experience of working in or with countries from Eurasia would be an advantage. Closing date: 5/16/15. Job Number: 09880.
COUNSELLOR - OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL PARIS
OSG is looking for a Counsellor to support the Chief of Staff and Sherpa, and the Deputy Chief of Staff in the advancement of the Secretary-General's strategic agenda and in identifying and developing responses to upcoming policy challenges which will impact the work of the organisation. This pivotal co-ordination role not only oversees OSG work, but also provides strategic advice, substantive input and strives to structure and enhance OSG's outputs and deliverables. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in economics, political science, law, or international relations. An excellent understanding of complex geo-economic-political issues and strong analytical skills in economics. At least ten years of relevant professional experience, at a progressively senior management level and preferably in an international context. Experience in representation with senior officials in various public fora and briefings at both the national and international level. Closing date: 5/14/15. Job Number: 09881.
POLICY ANALYST - RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS CONDUCT IN THE FINANCIAL SECTOR PARIS
The Investment Division is looking for a Policy Analyst to support the implementation of new projects related to responsible business conduct in the financial sector. This work will seek to contribute to strategic thinking on building responsible financial markets. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in economics, business, finance or law. Studies with a focus on policy or legal issues related to responsible financial sector conduct, investment, trade, responsible business conduct, integrity and due diligence would be an advantage. A minimum of three years, preferably five, years' experience in the field of finance, investment, and/or in subjects related to responsible business conduct in the finance sector, acquired in a government institution, international organization, financial institution, business, trade union, civil society organization, research institute or consultancy. Closing date: 5/17/15. Job Number: 09877.
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECT JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
Pact seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated three-year USAID-funded community driven development program that will engage a range of different types of communities in South Sudan and inform the design of future developmental interventions. Please Note: South Sudan is an unaccompanied post. The COP provides leadership, management, and strategic direction for the entire project. This position is responsible for guiding senior technical staff and for ensuring the responsiveness and quality of work along with efficient use of resources and achievement of results. The COP has the final authority within the project team for decisions related to technical, management, and resource allocation and personnel issues. In carrying out these responsibilities, the COP works in partnership with USAID key stakeholders, local national and community level organizations, international and local project partners, and project staff. This position is contingent upon funding. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Provide strategic direction and technical leadership to produce required project results and deliverables, and overall management of the operational, financial, and administrative aspects of the project. Function as the primary liaison between USAID, local organizations and other partners and stakeholders. Create management systems in line with Pact's standard operating procedures consistent with the needs of the project and USAID. Work with staff and partners to translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans. Direct and oversee planning and budgeting processes and preparation of quarterly and annual project activity reports. Monitor the progress and pace of project implementation, assuring that the full potential of the program is realized through the promotion of high quality work and internal cost control. Supervise the work and assesses the performance of all long- and short-term advisors, consultants, and staff. Clarify roles, delegate responsibilities appropriately to senior staff, and clearly communicate expectations for staff contribution to project activities. Maintain productive working relationships with USAID clients, project partners and key counterparts. Remain up to date on good practices and developments in community driven development approaches in order to ensure program quality and impact. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum ten (10) years of experience in community development programs, civic engagement/ civil society, public administration, institutional development or related technical areas (preferably in a post-conflict environment and/or in Africa), grants management, and political/ civil-sector institutional capacity building. Minimum seven (7) years of experience working closely with and supporting local communities in transitional situations. Masters or above in political science, international development, management, international law or other relevant field. Fluency in written and spoken English is required; Arabic language added advantage. Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and closely with donors. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0063. 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 CHIEF OF PARTY, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECT JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
Pact seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated three-year USAID- funded community driven development program that will engage a range of different types of communities in South Sudan and inform the design of future developmental interventions. Please Note: South Sudan is an unaccompanied post. S/he collaborates with the COP to ensure that program objectives are met, all activities are responsive to the needs of the host country, and the program continues to advance and play a key role in contributing to Pact's programming in South Sudan. This position is contingent upon funding. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Assist the COP in the successful programmatic and technical implementation of the project including the timely completion of high-quality work plans, accurate reports, and other mandated deliverables. Assist the COP in monitoring project progress vis-a-vis expected objectives, utilizing tools and methods developed by Pact, and ensuring effective usage of resources and compliance with donor requirements. Work with the COP on integrated management of all project finances to ensure effective use of resources in order to achieve program objectives in compliance with donor requirements. In collaboration with the COP, design, develop and adapt policies, guidelines and criteria for the management of project finances and sub-grants in accordance with Pact standards and donor regulations. Collaborate with headquarters and all partners to ensure programming aligns with Pact's organizational mission and vision and that project best practices and lessons learned are shared for organization-wide dissemination. Required QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum eight (8) years of experience in community development, sustainability strategy, institutional development or related technical areas (preferably in a post-conflict environment and/or in Africa, previous experience working with U.S. government regulations is a plus), grants management, and public-sector institutional capacity building. Minimum five (5) years of experience working closely with community on sustainability strategies and supporting community development in transitional situations. University degree in public administration, law, international development, international sustainability management or other relevant field. Fluency in written and spoken English is required. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0064. 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.
****************************** *COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM MANAGER JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
Pact seeks a Community Engagement Program Manager for an anticipated three-year USAID-funded community driven development program that will engage a range of different types of communities in South Sudan and inform the design of future developmental interventions. The Community Engagement Program Manager will directly support the Chief of Party (COP) in the design, roll-out and day-to-day management and implementation of community-driven development interventions and analysis. This position is contingent upon funding. Please note that this is an unaccompanied post. Key Responsibilities: Provide strategic direction and technical leadership to produce required project results and deliverables, and overall management of the operational, financial, and administrative aspects of the project. Work with staff and partners to translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans. Monitor the progress and pace of project implementation, assuring that the full potential of the program is realized through the promotion of high quality work and internal cost control. Supervise the work and assesses the performance of all long- and short-term advisors, consultants, and staff. Clarify roles, delegate responsibilities appropriately to senior staff, and clearly communicate expectations for staff contribution to project activities. Maintain productive working relationships with USAID, project partners and key counterparts. Remain up to date on good practices and developments in community-driven development in order to ensure program quality and impact. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Minimum eight (8) years of experience in community development, civic engagement and education activities, advocacy, civil society, institutional development or related technical areas (preferably in a post- conflict environment or in Africa, previous experience working with U.S. government regulations is a plus), grants management, and civil society consortium institutional capacity building. Minimum five (5) years of experience supporting governments in transitional situations. Minimum five (5) years civil society grants management. Experience in civil society outreach, relationships, and partnerships in advancing organizational mission and recognizing opportunities for collaboration. University degree in international development and law, political science, civil society, management or other relevant field. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0061. 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.
****************************** *MONITORING AND EVALUATION MANAGER, SOUTH SUDAN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECT JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
Pact seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager for an anticipated three-year USAID-funded community driven development program that will engage a range of different types of communities in South Sudan and inform the design of future developmental interventions. The M&E Manager will lead project monitoring, evaluation and research efforts. S/he shall develop monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets and a plan to evaluate performance and produce timely, accurate and complete reporting. Under his/her guidance, the project will utilize monitoring data to maximize program impact. This position is contingent upon funding. Please note that this is an unaccompanied post. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Develop and oversee the implementation of the project monitoring plan (PMP). Lead the development of relevant M&E tools and platforms, and provide M&E specific technical training, mentoring, and coaching to CSO partners. Provide leadership for all assessments (baseline, midline, endline) and research activities, including developing terms of reference and protocols for any externally commissioned MER work. Develop strong monitoring and evaluation data collection and analysis systems to ensure that program interventions are effective. Strengthen availability and use of high quality data for decision making at all levels of the project. Strengthen Pact and CSO partners' data management and quality improvement systems, ensuring that data is audit worthy and readily available. Where problems exist, support the identification of solutions. Lead and maintain a knowledge management system for the project, across all project components and partners. Contribute to program reports for submission to donor. Support program staff and senior management to use data to make informed and timely decisions related to program implementation. Remain up to date on good practices and developments in M&E of community-driven development programs in order to ensure program quality and impact. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Minimum eight (8) years of experience in managing monitoring and evaluation for international projects (preferably in post conflict environments and/or in Africa). Minimum five (5) years of experience working in transitional situations. Previous experience working with USAID-funded projects is a plus. University degree in public administration, M&E, political science, management or a related field. Fluency in written and spoken English is required. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0062. 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.
****************************** *CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR, FUELING INVESTMENT WASHINGTON, DC OR BOSTON, MA
Oxfam America has posted an opening for a Campaign Coordinator who will provide overall support to the US-focused campaigning that falls within the Fueling Development System Investment portfolio, including support for financial management, monitoring, evaluation and learning, annual operation planning and reporting, organizing interns, and special projects. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in Political Science, international relations, related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Minimum 2-4 years of experience in a campaigning or similar environment. Experience in meeting, event planning and facilitation. Financial and database management skills. For more information and to apply visit www.oxfamamerica.org/whoweare/jobs/available-positions.
****************************** *TECHNICAL OFFICER, POLICY, MALARIA CONTROL AND ELIMINATION PARTNERSHIP IN AFRICA SEATTLE, WA OR GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
PATH has posted an opening for a dynamic individual to join the Policy Team to (i) support National Malaria Programs and their partners to develop evidence-based strategies and operational plans to accelerate elimination efforts in the countries in which MACEPA operates and (ii) interface with national, regional and global malaria stakeholders to share technical findings and recommendations to develop evidence- based policies and inform decisions. REQUIRES: Master's degree in public policy, public health, or related field. At least five years of professional experience in public health, international health, with a combination of technical and policy roles. Experience required in providing technical assistance in the development of health related national plans, strategies, technical/operational plans and/or Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM) proposals with malaria specific experience preferred. For more information and to apply visit www.path.org/employment.php. Vacancy no: 6590
****************************** *EVALUATION SPECIALIST, PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SUPPORT CONTRACT PAKISTAN
MSI is recruiting for a long-term Evaluation Specialist who will contribute to providing high quality, timely, and useful evaluation support services to USAID/Pakistan. The Evaluaiton Specialist is responsible for planning, managing and supporting evaluations, assessments and other studies and serves as a member of evaluation or assessment teams as necessary. S/he works under the direction of the Evaluation and Assessments Advisor and Senior Specialist. As a team member, s/he will guide and/or participate in team planning workshops, collecting and analyzing data, preparing findings, conclusions and recommendations and debriefing USAID/Development Objective (DO) Teams. The Evaluation Specialist will also participate in research, data analysis and learning support activities for specific DO teams to facilitate DO teams' learning and adaptive process. This is a full-time position based in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is expected to begin immediately and last through April 2020. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in economics, statistics, business or public administration, public policy or social sciences. Exceptional candidates with other degrees will also be considered. Minimum five (5) years of diverse experience in the field of development, including socio- economic research and/or monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in donor-assisted projects. Demonstrated project or team management ability. Excellent analytical and communication skills. Knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods. Experience working in complex environments. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com.
****************************** *ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, RESEARCH DURHAM, NC
FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director, Research. Responsibilities: Support the Director of Research Utilization in the strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of the long-term vision of the RU unit. Support the Director of Research Utilization to provide leadership in the area of RU to FHI 360's country programs and centrally-funded projects. Provide technical assistance on RU and knowledge management to various core-funded and field support-funded projects, especially in the technical areas of reproductive health/ family planning, HIV, youth, and gender (including gender analysis and gender-based violence). Assist the Director with efforts to promote the unit's capacity and expertise in RU to external partners and internal colleagues in other departments. Supervise select staff within the RU unit and help mentor junior staff. Support the Director in the efficient and effective organization and operation of the unit. Represent the RU unit on various committees and working groups both internal and external to FHI 360. Assist the Director with efforts to strengthen and expand partnerships with FHI 360 staff in other departments and field offices, as well as with external partners, coalitions, funders, etc. Participate in business development on behalf of the RU unit. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree or its International Equivalent in Knowledge/ Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/ Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field. Typically requires 8+ years of experience in research and evaluation implementation, analysis, and project management. Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff. Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language as appropriate. Prior experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization. Ability to travel internationally at least 15%. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities. TO APPLY, please visit: https://jobs- fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15566/associate-director%2c-research/job
****************************** *TECHNICAL ADVISOR II, YOUTH DEVELOPMENT NAIROBI, KENYA
FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Technical Advisor II, Youth Development. The Technical Advisor - Youth Development will have responsibilities for the design, implementation and technical quality of strategies and activities that promote youth development, and youth engagement, particularly focusing on girls and young women, and marginalized populations. This position will work collaboratively with other staff and key stakeholders to ensure project objectives are being met. The position will be based in Kenya, most likely in Nairobi. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree or its International Equivalent in Knowledge/ Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/ Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field. 8-11 years of experience in education, health, behavioral, or social sciences or related field. Knowledge and experience in specific technical area. Informed of current program developments in division/ unit/ technical area. Years of work experience that demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of technical issues. Ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities. Experience in specialized technical/ medical field of study. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to 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: please visit: https://jobs- fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15630/technical-advisor-ii%2c-youth-development/job
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY / PROJECT DIRECTOR NAIROBI, KENYA
FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Project Director. The Chief of Party will be responsible for providing overall technical and programmatic leadership to an anticipated cross-sectoral project that will strengthen the ability of Kenyan youth to contribute to the country's social, political, and economic development. The project will strengthen youth participation and representation, youth livelihoods and economic opportunities, and access to youth-friendly services. The Chief of Party will be responsible for technical quality of program approaches, coordinating partner roles and setting performance expectations, and ensuring program deliverables and milestones are met. This position requires a strong cross-disciplinary understanding of market systems and holistic youth development approaches, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse set of actors. The position will be based in Kenya, most likely in Nairobi. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent in Knowledge/ Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/ Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field. Typically requires a minimum of 10 years with project management experience. Demonstrated experience in multi-sector project management and implementation. Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience. Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national/ international in scope. Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language. Experience operating in insecure environments. Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO). We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to 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: please visit: https://jobs- fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15628/chief-of-party-project-director/job
****************************** *PRESS OFFICER - POLICY & CAMPAIGNS WASHINGTON, DC
Oxfam America has posted an opening for a Press Officer who will create and implement media strategies that provide a public profile for Oxfam America advocacy and campaign efforts in the United States, with a specific focus on the GROW campaign. To initiate high-quality media coverage that influences key policy and corporate decision makers in the United States, raises broad awareness of Oxfam's campaigns, compliments the Oxfam America communications strategy and reaches Oxfam's target audiences and geographies. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or related field. Five years' experience in public relations field, ideally specializing in the promotion of advocacy campaigns. Proven ability to persuade by the written and spoken word. Substantial knowledge and proven success with print, broadcast and digital media essential. Proven success in promoting policy areas in the popular media and with a specialized policy audience. For more information and to apply visit www.oxfamamerica.org/whoweare/jobs/available-positions.
****************************** *NEW BUSINESS ANALYST WASHINGTON, DC
ACDI/VOCA has posted an opening for a D.C.-based New Business Analyst who will be responsible for identifying, tracking, and coordinating proposal development efforts under the New Business Development (NBD) team. REQUIRES: A master's degree in business, English, economics, agriculture, international relations, or other related field, with a minimum of two (2) years' experience in proposal coordination/ management (USAID/USG experience preferred). Candidates must have familiarity with donor programs and/or their procurement processes. Candidates must have demonstrated experience writing and editing proposal narratives and strong verbal/ written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required. French language skills preferred; Spanish language skills a plus. For more information and to apply go to www.acdivoca.org, click on join us. Vacancy no: 15-0012
****************************** *PROJECT DIRECTOR III US
FHI 360 has posted an opening for a Project Director who will be responsible for providing technical leadership and management of the project. He/she will ensure the implementation and application of sound evidence based technical strategies, activities and best practices in line with the existing funder and FHI 360 rules and regulations. REQUIRES: Minimum 12 years of experience working in global health with at least three years' experience with managing policy, advocacy and/or communication projects. Master's degree or higher in public health, public policy, demography, communications, or related discipline. Up-to-date knowledge of current and emerging issues with regard to policy, advocacy, communications, and evidence-based best practices focused on population, family planning, and reproductive health. Vacancy no: 15495. For more information and to apply go to http://www.fhi360.org/en/WorkingWithUs/res_EmploymentOpportunities.htm
****************************** *KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST WASHINGTON, DC
AMEX has posted an opening for a Knowledge Management Specialist who is responsible for planning and leading organizational learning opportunities. REQUIRES: Master's Degree in organizational learning or development assistance such as public, business or development administration, knowledge management, political science, economics, development studies or closely related, inter-disciplinary fields. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible, professional experience in organizational or action learning, development, consulting and/or knowledge management is expected. A background in monitoring and evaluation of development programs, application of statistical methods, impact evaluations and field research experience is preferred. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional, government, and private sector partners and stakeholders. For more information and to apply visit www.amexdc.com.
****************************** AMIDEAST
AMIDEAST has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply please go to www.amideast.org
*SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (TECHNICAL BRIDGING) INSTRUCTOR SAUDI ARABIA
A technical bridging instructor teaches up to five (5) hours per day for a total of 24 hours weekly. He is responsible for meeting the technical foundation learning needs of young male Saudi trainees (ages 18-22) preparing for careers in the electricity supply industry. REQUIRES: Bachelor of Science degree or technical diploma in a relevant subject area from an accredited Western institution. Hands-on, applied experience, including welding and electrical wiring. A minimum of five (5) years' relevant teaching/ training experience at the secondary, technical, or tertiary level; experience in the Middle East/ North Africa region desirable. Knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic about using educational technology for instructional purposes.
*PROGRAM ASSISTANT, FULBRIGHT WASHINGTON, DC
The Program Assistant will work in tandem with the assigned Program Officer to support a student caseload and placement activities. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Minimum one year relevant experience in an office environment. Precise attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task. Excellent written and spoken communications skills. Experience using Microsoft Office.
****************************** *DIRECTOR, PARTNERSHIP AND RESOURCE MOBILIZATION ROME
The International Fund for Agricultural Development seeks a Director, Partnership and Resource Mobilization (D-1) in Rome. The purpose of the position is to represent IFAD in corporate outreach and engagement on behalf of the President and lead and set strategic directions to improve IFAD's corporate outreach and engagement, private sector relations, technical support for partnership and resource mobilization, and funds oversight and management. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (or Masters' equivalent) from an accredited institution in political sciences, business administration, law, international relations, international development or in any other technically relevant area. At least twelve (12) years of progressively responsible professional experience in technically related area in a multi-cultural organization or national organization providing support on a global scope and progressively responsible supervisory/ team leader experience is required. Proven experience in both partnership and resource mobilization is required. TO APPLY: Applicants should send an IFAD personal history form to vacancy@ifad.org. Closing date: 5/17/15. Vacancy no: 1360
****************************** ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
The Organization of American States has posted openings for the following positions. TO APPLY: Applicants must submit electronically the following documents: OAS Application Form (Form 60); Cover Letter: describing the reasons for which you want to work at the General Secretariat of the OAS; and Resume (Curriculum Vitae). The documents must be submitted by e-mail as attachments to jobapplications@oas.org Subject: Vacancy number - Last name, First Initial. The application form is available at http://www.oas.org/EN/PINFO/HR/job.htm
*HUMAN RIGHTS SPECIALIST WASHINGTON, DC
A Human Rights Specialist (P-3) is sought in Washington, DC. Duties: Provide advice in relation to the design and implementation of working methodologies common to all IACHR Sections. Provide policy advice and recommendations on key issues relating to the processing of petitions and cases, the preparation of admissibility and merits reports, systemic issues and patters arising from the petitions and cases. REQUIRES: Juris Doctor or First University Degree (Bachelor) in Law, International Public Law or Human Rights issued by a duly accredited institution and 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international level. Proficient in English and Spanish (read, write and communicate). Closing date: 5/8/15. Vacancy no: ST-EO/10/15
*LEGAL OFFICER WASHINGTON, DC
A Legal Officer (P-3) is sought in Washington, DC. Duties: Provide legal advice for the drafting of the operative part of the judgments. Provide advice and supplementary research on points of law, jurisprudence, setting forth the facts of the case, and the arguments of the parties; and provide technical procedure information to the parties and their attorneys on the Tribunal Statute and Rule of Procedure. REQUIRES: First University Degree (Bachelor) in Law, issued by a duly accredited institution and 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international level. Proficient in Spanish and English (read, write and communicate). Closing date: 5/8/15. Vacancy no: EO/23/15
****************************** *HIGH COMMISSIONER ON NATIONAL MINORITIES THE HAGUE
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has posted an opening for a High Commissioner on National Minorities (P-5) in The Hague. Duties: Supervising the work of the HCNM Section dealing primarily with East Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia; Establishing country-specific priorities, objectives and strategies for the Section, together with the political and legal advisers of his/her team; Serving as the first line supervisor for Section staff members and reviewing/ approving all documents produced by the Section. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in political science, international relations, international law, public administration or other relevant fields. A minimum of ten to twelve years of progressively responsible professional experience in dealing with minority issues and human rights, international relations, public administration or other related fields, including at least three to five years at the international level. Demonstrated managerial skills and experience leading small teams, including knowledge of management and strategic planning concepts. TO APPLY: Please apply online at http://www.osce.org/employment/13108.html. Closing date: 5/18/15. Vacancy no: VNHCNP00077
****************************** *CONSULTANCY - DESIGN OF GUIDANCE NOTE ON INDIGENOUS WOMEN NEW YORK
The United Nations Development Programme seeks a Consultant who will undertake a review and analysis of existing Policies on Indigenous Peoples within the UN system, recommendations of UN human rights treaty bodies, the United Nations Development Group Guidelines on Indigenous Issues, the Alta Outcome Document, the WCIP Outcome Document, UN Women Programme Documents and other relevant documents and frameworks, to inform the design of a GN in support of UN Women's programming for and with indigenous women. REQUIRES: Master's level degree in Law, International Relations, History, Political Science, Gender or relevant field and/or equivalent practical experience. At least 10 years of working experience, including proven experience integrating and/or researching gender equality and indigenous peoples rights and issues particularly within the context of UN Women's mandate. Sound knowledge of international standards on human rights, women's rights and related instruments. Previous international experience, academic or professional, of working on gender and indigenous issues. Please apply online at http://jobs.undp.org/. Closing date: 5/18/15.
****************************** UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
*DEPUTY EXECUTIVE SECRETARY FOR PROGRAMME SUPPORT BEIRUT
A Deputy Executive Secretary for Programme Support (D-2) is sought in Beirut. The incumbent directs programme planning, strategy development, technical cooperation and resource mobilization. The incumbent supports the Executive Secretary in overseeing the Safety and Security Section at the UN House. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in business, public administration, international development or related field. A minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience in management and programme support, of which at least 8 years in an international organizations. Practical experience in the planning, management and delivery of administrative and programme support services in an international organization, experience in facilitation and conducting of intergovernmental negotiating processes as well as experience in handling a multi-disciplinary portfolio of tasks and duties are required. Closing date: 6/9/15. Vacancy no: 15-ADM-ESCWA-42416-R-BEIRUT(G)
*ETHICS OFFICER NEW YORK
An Ethics Officer (P-3) is sought in New York. The incumbent will be mainly responsible to review cases of staff seeking protection against retaliation, to administer FDP and to provide ethics advice. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in law, public administration, human resources management or related area. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in law, corporate compliance, organizational ethics, staff misconduct and investigation, employee relations or other related fields. Experience in implementing whistle blower protection systems is desirable. Experience conducting legal research and analysis of complex legal issues are desirable. Closing date: 6/9/15. Vacancy no: 15-ETH-ETHICS OFFICE-39092-R-NEW YORK (X)
*POLITICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
A Political Affairs Officer (P-3) is sought in New York. Duties: Collects, compiles and analyses information related to new threats and challenges, as well as trends in counter-terrorism area, relevant to the implementation of resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005) and 2178 (2014). Among the regions the most affected by terrorism are the Middle East and North Africa and the analysis of emerging trends and challenges in the area of terrorism requires working with the sources of information in Arabic and related to developments in these particular regions. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, international economics, journalism, law, humanities or related area. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, journalism, law, disarmament, security, conflict resolution or related area. Experience in counter-terrorism is desirable. Closing date: 6/9/15. Vacancy no: 15-POL-CTED- 41812-R-NEW YORK (X)
****************************** *CIVILIAN LIAISON OFFICER TO THE UNITED NATIONS NEW YORK
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization seeks a Civilian Liaison Officer to the United Nations (A-5) in New York. The NATO Civilian Liaison Officer (LO) to the United Nations (UN) is the Point of Contact for all New York based UN institutions/ agencies. He/she coordinates closely with the Military Liaison Officer to the UN, and provides the leadership of NATO's Liaison to the UN in New York, with the Military LO acting as Deputy. REQUIRES: have a university degree, preferably in the area of international relations, security policy or a related field; have at least ten years' related professional experience preferably in International Public Organisations; have a thorough knowledge of NATO's organization, procedures, policies and programmes, including its political and military consultative processes, and have a sound understanding of the key political and security issues on NATO's agenda. Please apply online at http://www.nato.int/wcm-asp/recruit-wide.asp. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No. Closing date: 5/15/15. Vacancy no: 150140
****************************** *OPERATIONS CONTRACTUAL TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks an Operations Contractual. The objective of the contracting of a TTC-Operations Contractual is to provide operations and research support to the Senior Operations Specialist and the Operations Analysts in the monitoring of the portfolio as well as activities related to engagement with CTT's Civil Society Consultative Group (CONSOC). REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree or equivalent and two years of relevant professional experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to read, write and speak Spanish or English, and other official languages of the Bank if required. Knowledge of Spanish will be an asset. Areas of Expertise: statistical analysis, project and/or portfolio analysis. Skills: Research and analytical skills to be able to gather basic information and effectively transfer into a desired format. Advanced computer skills in MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and Internet use. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs. Vacancy no: 1500001802
****************************** ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The Organisation For Economic Co-Operation and Development seeks applicants for the following positions. Please apply online at https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/joblist.ftl?lang=en
*TECHNICAL ADVISOR - MULTILATERAL ORGANISATION PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT NETWORK PARIS
The Adviser will provide expert technical advice on organisational and development effectiveness and offer guidance to the Network's assessment of the main multilateral organisations. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in international affairs/ relations, development, political science, statistics, public administration, economics, or econometrics. A minimum of three, preferably five years' relevant experience in a national or international agency or in another relevant institution, preferably both at headquarters and in the field. Strong command of performance and results concepts and familiarity with organisational effectiveness systems and practices, ideally in the context of multilateral organisations. Excellent understanding of results reporting, assessment methodologies as well as their application. Closing date: 5/10/15. Job Number: 09840
*HEAD OF THE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS AND POLICIES DIVISION PARIS
The Head of the Global Partnerships and Policies Division will contribute to advancing the strategic objectives of the Secretary-General in the area of development co- operation. S/he will ensure effective engagement with stakeholders and partners both inside and outside the Organisation and will help advance the OECD international leadership on these issues. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree (Masters or PhD) in economics, political science, international relations, development or other relevant discipline. At least ten years' senior level experience working on international development and related policy issues, in a bilateral or multilateral development agency. Proven experience providing strategic leadership at a senior management level within area of expertise. Solid knowledge of international development policy-making. Closing date: 5/14/15. Job Number: 09833.
****************************** *DEPUTY COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE FOR PROGRAMS KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, Asia plays a crucial global role. Would you be excited at the prospect of employing your knowledge and skills to improve lives, expand opportunities, and help societies flourish across this dynamic region? You could have this opportunity at The Asia Foundation. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, we address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century: governance and law, economic development, women's empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. We work with innovative leaders and communities to build effective institutions and advance path-breaking reforms. Together with our partners, we are committed to Asia's continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world. The Asia Foundation's Afghanistan Office in Kabul is seeking a Deputy Country Representative for Programs. This is a senior leadership position responsible for overseeing development and implementation of all Asia Foundation programs in Afghanistan. Reporting to the Country Representative, the Deputy Country Representative for Programs will supervise the Directors and Managers who carry out programs in the office's core areas of assistance: governance and law, education, women's empowerment, and Islam and development. The position will ensure a high standard of quality in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting, and will foster information-sharing, coordination, and collaboration across programs. The Deputy Country Representative for Programs also plays a key role in representing the organization with the Afghanistan government, public sector institutions, civil society partners, donors, diplomatic missions, and the media. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in a relevant field, such as political science, law, public policy, international development, economics, foreign affairs or Asian Studies. Minimum 10 years of experience managing international development programs, offices, or organizations, preferably in Asia. Excellent program management skills and experience, including designing new programs, establishing monitoring and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with donor regulations, coordinating across multiple programs, and identifying solutions to implementation challenges. Substantive knowledge in at least one of the office's key programming areas indicated above. Experience working in complex, sensitive, and insecure environments. Successful record of fundraising from the US government and at least one additional donor - this should include experience in proposal writing or managing proposal teams, and building and maintaining relationships with donors. Strong skills in supervising, motivating, and building the capacity of multi-national staff and teams. Excellent financial management skills including effective budget oversight. Analytical and problem solving skills. Excellent written communication skills, including proposal writing and report editing. Strong representational and diplomatic skills; as well as interpersonal and intercultural competence. Preferred: Work experience in Afghanistan; language proficiency in Dari and/or Pashto. Who are we looking for? The ideal candidate is passionate about leading programs and people in a collaborative, innovative, culturally sensitive way that advances the impact of the Asia Foundation's work. You are a detail-oriented manager and clear communicator who establishes shared goals and ensures accountability in carrying out programs to the highest standards. You harness the talents and ideas of program teams and Asia Foundation partners, and excel at fostering a culture of mutual respect and learning. You are adept at analyzing and solving problems, managing multiple responsibilities, prioritizing issues, and maintaining stability in a challenging and insecure context. Why work at The Asia Foundation in Afghanistan? At a critical moment in Afghanistan's history, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the country's development and, more broadly, to the development, stability, and growth of the Asia region. You will help promote a more effective and constructive engagement between government and citizens, strengthen the role of women in Afghan society, and advance learning and awareness about the country. You will work with and learn from dedicated, smart, and accomplished colleagues, program partners, and local leaders and, in the process, improve your skills and grow as a development professional. HOW TO APPLY: Applications should be submitted by visiting our website: www.asiafoundation.org and selecting "Employment Opportunities." The application deadline is May 8. The Foundation offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. No phone calls please.
****************************** *DIRECTOR, CRISIS, CONFLICT AND GOVERNANCE PRACTICE VIENNA, VIRGINIA
International Business and Technical Consultants, Inc. has posted an opening for a Director, Crisis, Conflict and Governance Practice in Vienna. Management responsibilities include: Responsible for a significant level of business development activity, both proactive, and responsive, e.g., bid/no-bid vetting, proposal development, proposal writing, and proposal management, to include all support activities through to submission; Initiating and following through on new business development opportunities; Taking the lead or serving as a team member in proposal preparation activities; Drafting M&E sections of proposals in technical areas other than M&E; Managing M&E practice resources in project implementation; Representing IBTCI in business development or project implementation meetings with partners or clients; Supervise M&E coordinators, as needed; Strategic oversight for contract implementation including overseeing logistical and operational aspects of contracts; Oversee consultant recruitment for proposals and short term technical assistance activities; Budget management and oversight for contracts; Quality control for contracts and work products submitted by consultants; Facilitate development of consultant and sub-contractor contracts and purchase order agreements; Manage relationships with U.S. and internationally-based consultants and sub-contractors; May serve as primary DC-based point of contact for project's USG COR. Technical M&E responsibilities include: Taking team leadership/ support roles on M&E projects; Conducting development project evaluations, assessments and related sector or policy studies; Designing or providing assistance in the design of performance management systems and evaluation methodologies and tools; Conducting analytic tasks on evaluation projects; Providing M&E training services. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in International Affairs, International Development, Policy Analysis, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration and/or Statistics/ Social Research; 10+ years of experience in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of foreign assistance activities; At least 3 years of experience in a leadership position demonstrating professional interaction with senior U.S and foreign government officials; 15+ years of experience in program management of foreign assistance or donor activities; Expertise in at least one of the M&E-related activities such as statistical analysis, impact analysis, performance evaluations, instrument design and management, M&E training; Demonstrated experience in two or more of the following sectors: security, rule of law, health, economic growth, democracy and governance, food security, environment, social well- being; Experience designing M&E systems for international development projects; Experience in all aspects of the proposal process: capture management; partnering; research; recruitment; writing; red-teaming; support to costing. Familiarity with the development consulting and NGO community and its actors; Overseas experience working in M&E, and in particular experience in crisis and conflict-affected areas; Strong communication skills (oral and written) required. Demonstrable results oriented, flexible and problem solving skills. Fluency in the English language is required and a working competence in another language is desirable. TO APPLY: Please visit https://ibtci.devhire.devex.com/ and click on the link for the above mentioned job. No phone calls please. Only final candidates will be contacted. IBTCI is an equal opportunity employer.
****************************** *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.
****************************** *FULL TIME MANAGER FOR USAID CMM PROJECT JERUSALEM
Search for Common Ground, (SFCG) Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem, is recruiting a full time manager for an 18 month USAID CMM project. Founded in 1982, SFCG is the largest international non-governmental organization working in the field of conflict transformation. Operating within 34 countries, SFCG uses creative, multi-faceted approaches to help divided communities understand differences and work on commonalities. SFCG's office in Jerusalem, works to promote a region where people live in dignity and cooperation through a combination of media, youth, leadership, health and interfaith initiatives. Minimum Essential QUALIFICATIONS: 4 years (minimum) experience managing USAID Mission Order 21 grants including experience with Geo-MIS, SAR, TraiNet databases; PMP; IMP; DM&E; Budget management; Quarterly and final reporting; English as/like mother tongue; Excellent English reporting and editing skills; Based in Jerusalem office with ability to travel in Israel, Palestine and Jordan; Team leader experience; Arabic and/or Hebrew (both an asset); Graduate degree (post-graduate degree an asset). TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and current resume to jeru@sfcg.org with the subject heading: USAID manager. No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Salary commensurate with experience.
****************************** *CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION EXPERT, SHORT-TERM LEGAL SPECIALIST BAHRAIN
The ABA Rule of Law Initiative in Bahrain has posted an opening for a Short-Term Continuing Legal Education Expert. The focus of this program will be developing a practical training program for lawyers in Bahrain. REQUIRES: JD or equivalent and 5 years of relevant legal experience, including a strong background in continuing legal education; Prior experience preparing training materials and conducting trainings; Fluency in English; Knowledge of the region and Arabic language skills is a plus. For more information and to apply visit http://www.abanet.org/rol/opportunities/ opportunities-home.shtml.
****************************** *OFFICER, EURO-ATLANTIC AND GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP SECTION BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization seeks an Officer, Euro-Atlantic and Global Partnership Section (A-3/A-4) in Brussels. The incumbent will contribute to the development and implementation of NATO's policies and programmes related to dialogue and cooperation with countries in these regions. The incumbent will be assigned a number of partner countries for which he/she will be responsible. These responsibilities may change over time given the evolving needs and priorities of the EGP Section. REQUIRES: possess a degree from a university or from an institute of recognized standing, preferably in political science, international relations or another relevant discipline; have at least four years' experience in working on foreign/ security/ defense affairs for an International Organisation or a national administration; be familiar with NATO policies and instruments related to partnership and cooperation; have outstanding written and oral communication skills. Please apply online at http://www.nato.int/wcm-asp/recruit-wide.asp. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No. Closing date: 5/7/15. Vacancy no: 150089
****************************** 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 ASSOCIATE, MENA OPERATIONS WASHINGTON, DC
The Program Associate assists in the design and development of programs, projects and activities of the entity. The Program Associate is responsible for the implementation of programs and projects under the supervision of the program director or manager. REQUIRES: Bachelor's Degree from four-year college or university (or equivalent experience); Project experience, preferably in an association or non-profit setting; Analytical problem-solving ability and the ability to work independently; Excellent interpersonal skills; Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; Strong written and verbal communication skills; International experience and knowledge of the region, especially Middle East, preferred.
*PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, MENA WASHINGTON, DC
The Program Associate assists in the design and development of programs, projects and activities of the entity. REQUIRES: Bachelor's Degree from four-year college or university (or equivalent experience); Project experience, preferably in an association or non-profit setting; Analytical problem-solving ability and the ability to work independently; Excellent interpersonal skills; Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
*PROSECUTORIAL SERVICE ADMINISTRATIVE / MANAGEMENT REFORM, LONG-TERM LEGAL SPECIALIST, MOLDOVA
The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative has posted an opening for a Long-Term Volunteer Legal and/or management Specialist for the Program to Support Administrative and Management Reform in the Moldovan Prosecutorial Service. REQUIRES: Must have experience managing in a large organization, company, or government agency with particular skill and experience in organizational and managerial reform. Experience within a District Attorney's office helpful but not required. Strong demonstrable skills improving a large office/ organization's basic systems, operations, and management, ability to analyze low-level processes to identify areas for improvement.
*PROGRAM ASSOCIATE - EUROPE & EURASIA WASHINGTON, DC
The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative has posted an opening for a Program Associate for its Europe and Eurasia Division. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Research and writing skills; Analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to work independently.
****************************** HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
Human Rights Watch has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.hrw.org/en/about/jobs/
*SENIOR RESEARCHER NEW YORK OR WASHINGTON, DC
The Senior Researcher will help develop and implement a research and advocacy agenda and strategies to improve respect for human rights in the region. REQUIRES: An advanced (graduate) degree in international relations, journalism, law, Latin American regional studies, social sciences and/or extensive experience in human rights or related work are required. Minimum five years' experience working on human rights or related issues, preferably in Latin America. Fluency in English and Spanish are required.
*MEXICO RESEARCHER NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, DC, OR MEXICO CITY
The Mexico Researcher will develop and implement a research and advocacy agenda that focuses on improving respect for human rights in Mexico. REQUIRES: An advanced (graduate) degree in international relations, journalism, law, Latin American regional studies, social sciences and/or extensive experience in human rights or related work are required. Minimum of three years of experience working on human rights or related issues in Latin America, including time spent living in the region, is essential.
****************************** *LIBRARIAN / HEAD OF THE DOCUMENTS DIVISION AND LIBRARY OF THE COURT THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
The International Court of Justice is seeking a Librarian/ Head of the Documents Division and Library of the Court (P-4) in The Hague. Duties: plan, organize and manage the work of the Documents Division and Library, contribute to the definition of its general policies, procedures, aims and overall directives; analyze and define the information needs of the Court and of the Division's users, keep abreast of publications and developments in the field of international law and of publishing in general, make recommendations concerning additions to the stock, select and supervise the acquisition of works in printed and/or electronic form, take responsibility for the preparation, implementation and management of the Division's budget. REQUIRES: University degree at Master's level in international law, international relations or librarianship; approximately seven years of varied and responsible experience in information or library management, preferably related to legal matters; extensive knowledge of all library operations and procedures, including applications of computer techniques and the integration of automation into library functions and services; proven ability to write clearly and concisely and good oral communication skills; proven skills in management and personnel relations, ability to maintain good relationships with staff and capacity to work in a multicultural environment. TO APPLY: applicants are requested to send a duly completed United Nations Personal History Form and a supporting letter for the attention of the Registrar. Clearly indicate the title and number of the vacancy concerned. All applications should be sent to: Registrar, International Court of Justice, Peace Palace, 2517 KJ The Hague, Netherlands, Fax No: + 31-70-364 99 28, Email: recrutement-recruitment@icj-cij.org. Closing date: 5/21/15. Vacancy no: 2015/3
****************************** *PRIVATE FINANCE OPERATIONS GENDER CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks a Gender Contractual who will support the expansion of SMU's gender initiatives in C2F which in turn extend more broadly to SCF. The contractual will not only assist efforts to mainstream gender equity into private sector projects in climate change, industries and services, including agribusiness, renewable energy, health and education, but also provide support on Women's Economic Empowerment initiatives being developed for the private sector, and coordinate the programs and related activities pursuant to the trust funds. REQUIRES: At least 2 years professional experience, Graduate degree in International Development or related studies, Graduate degree in Business Administration, Gender; experience working in the LAC region; ability to write and speak clearly and concisely, including analytical documents and to adapt communication style to different audiences; demonstrated ability to contribute to multidisciplinary and multicultural project teams. Languages: Proficiency in English and Spanish, Portuguese is a plus. Experience demonstrating gender impact across private sector investments. Experience leading initiatives and/or research on women's economic empowerment. Understanding of the economics and gender dynamics in renewable energy and climate change. Familiarity with gender indicators and tracking methodologies. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs. Vacancy no: 1500002415
****************************** UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
*CHIEF, FIELD PROCUREMENT SERVICE, PROCUREMENT DIVISION NEW YORK
A Chief, Field Procurement Service, Procurement Division (D-1) is sought in New York. Duties: Formulates and implements the substantive procurement work programme of the Service under his/her supervision. Oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Service, ensures that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion and co-ordinates procurement work in the different areas both within the Division, and with peacekeeping missions and other organizations of the United Nations System, as appropriate. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, engineering, law or related area. A minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible experience in procurement or related field, of which at least seven (7) years is at the international level is required. Managerial experience in high volume procurement operations, which includes firsthand experience in negotiation and procurement of large complex international projects, is required. Closing date: 6/1/15. Vacancy no: 15-PRO-DM-41340-R-NEW YORK (X)
*PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER VIENNA
A Programme Management Officer (P-3) is sought in Vienna. Duties: Represent UNODC at inter- governmental and inter-agency meetings at United Nations Headquarters in New York, as and when required. REQUIRES: Advanced University Degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Political Science, International Law, International Relations, Business Administration, or a related field is required. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in programme development, management and/or implementation, preferably related to drug control and crime prevention issues, in a large organization, national civil service or international organization, is required. Experience in servicing intergovernmental bodies and organizing events and strong advocacy and drafting skills are highly desirable. Closing date: 6/1/15. Vacancy no: 15-DRU-UNODC-41516-R-VIENNA (X)
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY ZIMBABWE
Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects, economic empowerment, child protection initiatives and youth civic engagement. Across program areas, Plan's activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive. Plan International is seeking Chief of Party (COP) candidates for an anticipated USAID- funded HIV Treatment and Care (HTC) project in Zimbabwe. The over-arching strategic objective of the new HIV Care and Treatment project is to increase the availability and improve the quality of care and support services for persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), primarily through non-government organization (NGO) channels. This project is expected to contribute to Zimbabwe's national objectives in the health and education sectors while complementing public sector efforts to improve and expand the availability of critical services oriented to the mitigation of HIV/AIDS in the country. The HCT project has two key objectives: 1) expand the availability of HIV care and treatment services; and, 2) improve the quality and range of HIV care and treatment services that are offered through NGO-operated facilities, outreach and at the community level. The COP will have authority and oversight over the project, including managing all activities of sub-recipients, coordinating all program-focused strategic planning and decision making, and staff management. The COP reports to the Country Director of Plan International Zimbabwe and will serve as key liaison with USAID, the Government of Zimbabwe, implementing partners, and other stakeholders. Primary responsibilities include providing overall leadership, management, and general technical direction of the program, assuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and ensuring program performance, achievement of program requirements and adherence to donor regulations. Responsibilities: Provide overall technical and managerial oversight and leadership for the project. Ensure efficient management of financial and human resources, including the review and approval of program budgets and monitoring expenditures. Strive for the achievement of the highest standards of Child-Centred Community Development. Supervise field operations, administration, logistics and procurement. Oversee management, delivery, and monitoring of sub- grants. Supervise program monitoring, evaluation, and reporting and ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required by the grant and donors. Ensure downward accountability, mechanisms for child participation and channels for the expression of beneficiary satisfaction as part of the Monitoring & Evaluation system. Assure full compliance with all USAID, Plan, and other fiduciary regulations. Engage and coordinate with the Country Management Team and other Plan International projects in the country. Serve as a principal liaison with Government of Zimbabwe, USAID, project partners and stakeholders, and other donors to ensure effective program implementation and to build lasting relationships. Support Plan's submission of timely and reliable narrative and financial information to the wider organization and to third parties as appropriate. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Master's degree in Public Health, International Development or related field; Ph.D. or DrPH highly preferred. Strong knowledge of HIV/AIDS health programming in Sub-Saharan Africa. Experience managing a large child focused program for an international NGO. Experience in a leadership role in implementing child-centered and community-based development projects. Good understanding of the child-rights framework and standards for child protection. Significant experience managing large-scale, multi-year US government- funded programs. With a strong track record of successfully managing USAID-funded programs including previously serving as a Chief of Party in Sub-Saharan Africa. Demonstrated knowledge of USAID project management including USAID rules and regulation and reporting requirements. Demonstrated knowledge about gender and development, and demonstrated experience and proficiency in managing programs that mainstream gender. Demonstrated ability to implement projects with rigorous timelines and deliverables and to track program quality through donor approved monitoring and evaluation systems. Experience in problem-solving and addressing cases of reported incidents around fraud, child protection as well as stakeholder dissatisfaction. Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local NGOs, government officials, donor representatives, local and international staff. Ability to respond on short notice and plan and execute several activities at once. Ability to work under pressure, as part of a team or independently, and meet deadlines consistently. Proven experience hiring, training, and supervising teams of international and local staff. Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams. Excellent English oral and written communication skills; knowledge of local languages preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook. Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Further, Qualified Zimbabwe nationals, including those living in the diaspora, are additionally highly encouraged to apply. TO APPLY: please visit our website (plan-international.org/about- plan/jobs/jobs). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for this opportunity, dependent on the timing of the solicitation from USAID. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
****************************** UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations seeks candidates for the following positions. Apply online at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=SJ&vacancy=All. If you are a UN staff member, you must submit scanned copies of your two latest Performance Appraisal System reports at the time of application to email: staffing@un.org, Fax: 1-917-367- 0524. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
*SENIOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER NEW YORK
A Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer (P-5) is sought in New York. Duties: Provides authoritative technical and policy advice to the Director/ Deputy Director of the Division on programmes, projects and issues of significant impact on humanitarian, emergency relief and disaster response/ management efforts. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/ emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area. Humanitarian field experience in emergency situations (complex emergency and/or natural disaster) is desirable. Management experience at a senior level is desirable. Closing date: 5/26/15. Vacancy no: 15-HRA-OCHA-41376-R-NEW YORK (X)
*HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER, PLANNING NEW YORK
A Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Planning (P-4) is sought in New York. Duties: Serves as a senior policy officer; advises on programme and planning, reviews and provides advice on a diverse range of policy issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance and the linkages with other related areas (e.g. human rights). Prepares policy position papers for review. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/ emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area. Field experience in emergency situations is desirable. Experience in program and planning is desirable. Closing date: 5/26/15. Vacancy no: 15-HRA-OCHA-41301-R-NEW YORK (X)
****************************** *PRIVATE FINANCE OPERATIONS GENDER CONTRACTUAL WASHINGTON, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank seeks a Gender Contractual who will support the expansion of SMU's gender initiatives in C2F which in turn extend more broadly to SCF. The contractual will not only assist efforts to mainstream gender equity into private sector projects in climate change, industries and services, including agribusiness, renewable energy, health and education, but also provide support on Women's Economic Empowerment initiatives being developed for the private sector, and coordinate the programs and related activities pursuant to the trust funds. REQUIRES: At least 2 years professional experience. Graduate degree in International Development or related studies, Graduate degree in Business Administration, Gender; experience working in the LAC region; ability to write and speak clearly and concisely, including analytical documents and to adapt communication style to different audiences; demonstrated ability to contribute to multidisciplinary and multicultural project teams. Proficiency in English and Spanish, Portuguese is a plus. Apply online at https://enet.iadb.org/jobs. Vacancy no: 1500002415
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