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MPP Alum Aara Johnson joining the Peace Corps in Colombia

In August 2013, Aara Johnson (MPP '09) will join the Peace Corps in Colombia as a Teaching English for Livelihoods (TEL) Trainer. Her training will be in Barranquilla and placement will be on the North Atlantic Coast. Johnson's primary assignment will be to co-plan and co-teach English classes with 3-4 Colombian English teachers in public primary and secondary schools. The project is based on building the capacity of each teacher through this unique one-on-one co-teaching relationship. Johnson is currently a Graduate Research Assistant at the Midwestern Higher Education Compact in Minneapolis, conducting research on a variety of higher education topics.

May 22: The role of America's private sector in reducing poverty and hunger worldwide

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Our Shared Opportunity:
A Vision for Global Prosperity

The role of America's private sector in reducing poverty and hunger worldwide.

This event is free & open to the public. Register at: http://oursharedopportunity.eventbrite.com/

Opening Remarks
Eric Schwartz, Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
and Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration

Panel Discussions Featuring
Brian Atwood, Former Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Former Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Jeff Dykstra, Chief Executive Officer, Partners In Food Solutions
Henrietta H. Fore, Chairman and CEO, Holsman International, and
Former Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Vin Weber, Partner and Co-Chairman, Mercury/Clark and Weinstock, and
Former U.S. Representative (R-MN)

Moderated by
Johanna Nesseth, Senior Vice President and Co-Director of the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS

One year ago the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC convened the Executive Council on Development - a bipartisan group of leaders from government, business, NGOs, and philanthropy - to explore how the U.S. government and private sector can work together to support the success of developing countries.

In their final report, Our Shared Opportunity: A Vision for Global Prosperity, the Council highlights how the U.S. private sector's engagement abroad can increase opportunities for American jobs and businesses, while continuing to reduce poverty and hunger in poor countries. The report calls for greater engagement between the government and the private sector, as well as a more pronounced role for trade and investment in U.S. development policy.

Please join us as Council co-chairs Vin Weber and Henrietta Fore discuss the major themes and recommendations of Our Shared Opportunity alongside Minnesota business leaders and academic leaders.

Fellowship Opportunities: Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program

The Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program is a fellowship sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). EMDAP is managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE), the largest private, nonprofit educational and cultural exchange agency in the United States.

EMDAP is an opportunity for current students and recent graduates of U.S. MBA and MA programs in international management/ finance/development or international affairs/studies to provide management assistance to variou USAID-assisted entities in emerging markets.

EMDAP Advisers contribute to development in emerging market countries by using their knowledge of management practices to identify solutions in diverse situations. This contributes to achieving USAID's objectives abroad - specifically, broad-based economic development.

Benefits

EMDAP Advisers are awarded a grant that includes the following:

Monthly living allowance
Monthly housing allowance
Monthly transportation allowance
Language training where necessary
Health insurance
Round-trip airfare from the US to the host country
Option to the use of a laptop computer for the duration of their assignment
Other allowances that vary from country to country
Features

One-year professional, hands-on work experience in an emerging market
The unique opportunity to network with international organizations and NGOs
Immersion in an overseas culture for one year
Enhance professional opportunities to work with USAID and its implementing partners

For more info, visit: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/EMDAP/Apply

Job: Atlas Corps, Program Associate, DC

Atlas Corps Seeks Program Associate

Atlas Corps is an international fellowship program that develops leaders, strengthens organizations and promotes innovation in the nonprofit sector through an international network of professionals addressing critical global issues. We are seeking a hard working, service-oriented, internationally minded individual to join us as our next Program Associate. The Program Associate will play a leading role, working with the Program Team, to recruiting candidates, and supporting Atlas Corps Fellows during their year. The Program Associate is an energetic, organized, and process-oriented individual with inter-cultural competency who contributes to the effective implementation of the Atlas Corps Fellowship. The Program Associate supports alternating Fellowship classes; leads applicant recruitment; manages pre-arrival logistics; and contributes to the achievement of the Program Team's overarching goals. As a member of the Program Team, the Program Associate will be supervised by the Program Manager, and work along side the Outreach and Training Managers.

For more details and application instructions, please visit:
http://bit.ly/AtlasCorpsProgramAssociate


This material cross posted from Peace and Collaborative Development Network.

Lloyd Axworthy speaking Tuesday, May 21

The U.S. government is frequently called upon with requests for humanitarian intervention by foreign governments, the international NGO community and various other groups. As such, many are calling for the U.S. to adopt a "responsibility to protect" doctrine. "R2P", as it has come to be known, raises serious questions about intervention on strictly humanitarian grounds: Is it legal? What are the ethics of using military force in response to human rights violations? When and who should intervene? And finally, is it even effective?

Join the Minnesota International Center and the University of Minnesota Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change in the Cowles Auditorium of the Humphrey School for a discussion attempting to answer some of these questions with one of the world's leading experts on humanitarian intervention, Dr. Lloyd Axworthy.

Tuesday, May 21
3:30 p.m. registration https://dnbweb1.blackbaud.com/OPXREPHIL/EventDetail.asp?cguid=045C189A-FBDB-4755-8568-62F2F58D652B&eid=%2045806&sid=C061706F-1481-4CF5-98DA-14BB4C0E941E
4-5:30 p.m. program
Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey School

Humanitarian Intervention-2.pdf

6 MDP students awarded Judd Fellowship: Dorbor, Guachichulca, Herr-Hoyman, Hylton, Karki, & Venegas Swanson

Congratulations to six MDP students who were among the fifteen graduate and professional degree students awarded fellowships in 2013 through the Walter H. Judd International Graduate & Professional Fellowships.

Edwin Dorbor
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. -- International Development
Country of Study -- Egypt
Dorbor will participate in a group project with Nahdet El Mahrousa (NM), an Egyptian NGO founded by young professionals in 2003 that is dedicated to promoting active participation and youth-led social entrepreneurship. NM's Incubator of Innovative Social Enterprise program provides support services to youth-led social enterprises in areas such as disease prevention, linking education to employment, and preparing emerging young leaders. NM seeks to assess the impact of its incubated projects and identify and utilize best practices to improve internal management to increase the organization's social return-on-investment.

Zoila Guachichulca
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. -- International Development
Country of Study -- Peru
As part of a team, Guachichulca will spend ten weeks in Junin, Peru, examining the many far-reaching effects of contamination of Lake Junin from area mining. To foster sustainable development in the region, the team will seek to find protective measures of water to defend the ecosystem and reduce further damage to local people's livelihoods. Guachichulca and the team will present their results to the mayor of the province, and offer suggestions to mitigate the mines' impact and take steps toward a cleaner lake and healthier population.

Rachel Herr-Hoyman
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. -- International Development
Country of Study -- Senegal
Under the auspices of USAID Senegal, Judd Fellows Herr-Hoyman, Hylton, and Karki will partner with graduate students from the University of Dakar to aid in the establishment of monitoring and evaluation systems for two local NGOs in Dakar, Senegal. The team's cooperative contributions will create sustainable and dynamic mechanisms that monitor the use of USAID funds, measure the effectiveness of service provision, and suggest practical improvements for continuous development toward long-term goals.

Zachary Hylton
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. -- Program Evaluation and Applied Economics
Country of Study -- Senegal
Under the auspices of USAID Senegal, Judd Fellows Herr-Hoyman, Hylton, and Karki will partner with graduate students from the University of Dakar to aid in the establishment of monitoring and evaluation systems for two local NGOs in Dakar, Senegal. The team's cooperative contributions will create sustainable and dynamic mechanisms that monitor the use of USAID funds, measure the effectiveness of service provision, and suggest practical improvements for continuous development toward long-term goals.

Bibhusha Karki
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. -- International Development
Country of Study -- Senegal
Under the auspices of USAID Senegal, Judd Fellows Herr-Hoyman, Hylton, and Karki will partner with graduate students from the University of Dakar to aid in the establishment of monitoring and evaluation systems for two local NGOs in Dakar, Senegal. The team's cooperative contributions will create sustainable and dynamic mechanisms that monitor the use of USAID funds, measure the effectiveness of service provision, and suggest practical improvements for continuous development toward long-term goals.

Tatyana Venegas Swanson
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*
M.D.P. -- International Development Practice
Country of Study -- Nepal
As part of a team, Venegas Swanson will intern with the Center for Integrated Natural Resources and Agricultural Management at the University of Minnesota. The team will work with the Federation of Community Forest Users of Nepal and the Nepali NGO ForestAction Nepal to further define and develop a project that promotes direct products (NTFPs) and existing NTFP markets. The project will aim to improve rural livelihood options and equity within forest user groups while also supporting the trend within international development toward participatory, sustainable natural resource management.

* The Master of Development Practice is an interdisciplinary program jointly administered by the Humphrey School and the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) and spans several academic disciplines across the University of Minnesota.

Introducing the 2013 Judd Fellows Cohort

The Global Programs and Strategy Alliance has awarded a total of $37,000 in Walter H. Judd International Graduate & Professional Fellowships to 15 University of Minnesota graduate and professional degree students from six different colleges. The cohort will study, undertake internships, and conduct research in 13 different countries from Tanzania to India, and Nepal to Bolivia.

The Walter H. Judd International Graduate & Professional Fellowships are designed to support the continued internationalization of the University of Minnesota by providing critical assistance to students enrolled in master's and professional degree programs, and to increase opportunities for students to study, undertake internships, and conduct research projects abroad. A primary goal of the fellowships is to increase exposure to other cultures. The program especially encourages applications from students who have never traveled abroad. Funding is provided by a generous gift from the Walter H. Judd Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation and additional funds from the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, with support from individual donors.

Project summaries are listed online at http://global.umn.edu/funding/judd/index.html#recipients-tab.

EMDAP: Fellowship supports grad students & recent alums in providing support to USAID projects

FYI on a unique fellowship with USAID: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/EMDAP/Apply

I believe there is a preference for US citizens, but non-US citizens may apply if EMDAP has a position in their country of nationality.

Maria Gaona, MPP

ABOUT EMDAP

The Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP) is a fellowship and cooperative activity between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Institute of International Education (IIE). Through EMDAP, U.S. graduate students and recent graduates with non-profit, business, private sector, public policy, and international relations related backgrounds provide technical assistance and support to local organizations in USAID-assisted countries. EMDAP targeted assistance supports USAID's strategy of building local capacity through innovative and sustainable assistance by transferring knowledge to local organizations and individuals.

EMDAP is a demand driven program with placement based on requests from USAID field Missions, as well as other U.S. government entities, NGO's and development private sector actors. Working with the sponsoring agency or organization, IIE has the flexibility to design placements to address specific needs in economic growth, education, health, youth & development, humanitarian assistance and other technical areas.

EMDAP Advisers, recruited from top graduate schools are selected based on their background & skills, leadership qualities, problem solving capabilities, and communication & analysis abilities. Through 12 month fellowship work assignments, Advisers produce tangilbe improvements and sustainable systems in existing as well as start-up organizations in various areas such as business planning, organizational operations, product marketing, financial systems & reporting, human resources and internet technology.

Fellowship with USAID

Fellowship with USAID, June 7: Application deadline
http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/EMDAP/Apply

ABOUT EMDAP

The Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP) is a fellowship and cooperative activity between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Institute of International Education (IIE). Through EMDAP, U.S. graduate students and recent graduates with non-profit, business, private sector, public policy, and international relations related backgrounds provide technical assistance and support to local organizations in USAID-assisted countries. EMDAP targeted assistance supports USAID's strategy of building local capacity through innovative and sustainable assistance by transferring knowledge to local organizations and individuals.

EMDAP is a demand driven program with placement based on requests from USAID field Missions, as well as other U.S. government entities, NGO's and development private sector actors. Working with the sponsoring agency or organization, IIE has the flexibility to design placements to address specific needs in economic growth, education, health, youth & development, humanitarian assistance and other technical areas.

EMDAP Advisers, recruited from top graduate schools are selected based on their background & skills, leadership qualities, problem solving capabilities, and communication & analysis abilities. Through 12 month fellowship work assignments, Advisers produce tangilbe improvements and sustainable systems in existing as well as start-up organizations in various areas such as business planning, organizational operations, product marketing, financial systems & reporting, human resources and internet technology.

MDP & MPP students nominated for 2013 Freeman-Stassen Award

The HHH global policy area received 3 nominations for the 2013 Freeman-Stassen for International Activities:

MDP student Erin Collinson for her class paper "Turkey and Israel 2013: A Lesson in Negotiation." Nominated by J. Brian Atwood.

MPP student Erik Sande for his work co-creating and organizing the HHH student group, Dialogues in International Security and Peace (DISP) and other international activities. Nominated by Robert Kudrle.

MDP Senegal 2012 Field Experience Team (MDP students Gbaike Ajayi, Erin Collinson, Christine Papai, Frantzie Saint-Juste) for their summer project in collaboration with USAID Senegal on a Local Capacity Building program. Nominated by Chavanne Peercy.

The purpose of this award is to challenge Humphrey School graduate students to excel in international activities. To that end the Freeman and Stassen faculty chairs jointly offer a $500 award to a student or students who achieve excellence in international activities during their program at the Humphrey School. This award may be given for the following kinds of activities:

* Institutional innovation at the Humphrey School that helps strengthen the Institute's global programs
* A professional paper that addresses an international problem;
* A paper done as a part of coursework in the Institute or done independently of formal course work; or
* Fieldwork done in an internship as part of the student's regular degree program.
The criteria for evaluating the submissions include (1) academic rigor, (2) institutional innovation, (3) creativity, (4) contribution to policy design and implementation, and (5) contribution to the Institute and its programs. Nominations for the award must be made by the student's advisor with a brief statement (one page) of support. Students are encouraged to suggest their work to their advisors for possible submission. Advisors can submit more than one nomination.

Nominations will be judged by a committee of three faculty members who have substantial international involvement and/or experience. Awards may be given to two or more students. An award will not be given if a nomination of exceptional quality is not forthcoming. The decision of those judging the awards will be final.
The 2013 selection committee members are Professors James Ron and Robert Kudrle.

Recent past awardees are:

2012

The first award went to Bridget E. Marchesi for her professional paper entitled "Is Lower Fertility a Path to Human Rights?"

The second award went to Rebecca Olson for her professional paper, "Forced to Flee, Forced to Fight: Refugee Child-Soldiers in Chad, Thailand and Jordan."

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/gpa/globalnotes/2012/05/mpp-students-bridget-marchesi.php

2011
Rachel Garaghty, MPP, for contributions to the overall internationalization of the Humphrey School. http://blog.lib.umn.edu/gpa/globalnotes/2011/06/mpp-student-rachel-garaghty-20.php

2010
The first recipient was Kristen Rau, MPP, for her paper, "Decisions of De-ethnicization: The RPF's Denial and Invocation of Ethnicity in Rwanda."

The second Freeman-Stassen Award was for a capstone paper written by Matt Buley, Ameila Kendall, Michelle Lamere, and Pepe Wonosikou. Their paper, "Neglected Tropical Diseases: Neglected Long Enough," addresses endemic and systemic health problems that affect the developing world.

2009
The first recipient was Joel Larson MSTEP.
The second recipient was Anna Langer, MPP

Our Shared Opportunity: A Vision for Global Prosperity

May 22, 3 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a nonpartisan Washington DC think tank, recently released a report on how the American private sector engages internationally. Our Shared Opportunity: A Vision for Global Prosperity highlights how the private sector's engagement abroad can increase opportunities for American jobs and businesses, while continuing to reduce poverty and hunger in poor countries. This report is the product of the CSIS Executive Council on Development, a bipartisan group of leaders from government, business, NGOs, and philanthropy convened to focus and strengthen U.S. development policy. Find more information here: http://oursharedopportunity.eventbrite.com/

Former USAID Administrators Atwood & Fore speaking at CSIS-Humphrey School event May 22 showcases CSIS report on shared global prosperity

Opening Remarks Eric Schwartz, Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota and Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration

Panel Discussions Featuring

J. Brian Atwood, Former Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Former Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

Henrietta H. Fore, Chairman and CEO, Holsman International, and
Former Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

Vin Weber, Partner and Co-Chairman, Mercury/Clark and Weinstock, and
Former U.S. Representative (R-MN)

Our Shared Opportunity: A Vision for Global Prosperity
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies
301 19th Avenue South Minneapolis, 55455
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

**Additional speakers to be confirmed.


One year ago the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC convened the Executive Council on Development - a bipartisan group of leaders from government, business, NGOs, and philanthropy - to explore how the U.S. government and private sector can work together to support the success of developing countries.

In their final report, Our Shared Opportunity: A Vision for Global Prosperity, the Council highlights how the U.S. private sector's engagement abroad can increase opportunities for American jobs and businesses, while continuing to reduce poverty and hunger in poor countries. The report calls for greater engagement between the government and the private sector, as well as a more pronounced role for trade and investment in U.S. development policy.

Please join us as Council co-chairs Vin Weber and Henrietta Fore discuss the major themes and recommendations of Our Shared Opportunity alongside Minnesota business leaders and academic leaders.

This event is free and open to the public. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. To request disability accommodations, please call 612-625-5340 or email cspg(at)umn.edu. For parking and directions, please see: http://www.hhh.umn.edu/contact/parking.html

English for Heritage Language Speakers now accepting applications

The US Government is looking for US Citizens who are native speakers of languages that are in great demand.

Those languages are:
Be a native speaker of one of the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Balochi, Bambara, Dari, Hausa, Hindi, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mandarin Chinese, Pashto, Persian Farsi, Punjabi, Somali, Tajik, Tamashek, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek, or Yoruba
There will be information sessions in Minneapolis next week about this program. For full details, check out the website at http://www.ehlsprogram.org/

The training for the program is in Washington DC for 8 months and is fully funded by the federal government.

Dates, times, locations for Minneapolis info. sessions:

Thursday, May 23
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Southeast Public Library
1222 4th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Thursday, May 23
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hosmer Library
347 E. 36th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Friday, May 24
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Franklin Public Library
1314 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Job: Senior Expert in Trafficking-in-Persons, Gender Resources, Inc. Burma

Senior Expert In Trafficking-in-Persons

Gender Resources, Inc. Burma.

Background:

Gender Resources, Inc. is a woman-owned small business (WOSB) specializing in gender consulting for companies, governments, and NGOs. Our consultants have experience in over 65 countries in multiple sectors.

Objective:
GRI is currently looking for a Senior Expert in Trafficking-in-Persons for long or short-term positions with anticipated USAID-funded projects in Burma.
Qualifications:

Minimum ten (10) years experience promoting women's participation and rights in the justice sector, 15 years preferred
Experience training and/or mentoring civil society organizations, government officials, police, and/or health service personnel required
Counseling experience a plus
Experience with community education a plus
Strong management and organizational skills required
Experience in Southeast Asia required, experience in Burma a plus
Professional level fluency in English required, Burmese a plus
BA required, MA preferred

To Apply:

To apply, please email your CV (in English) to jobs(at)genderresources.com.
Please include "Burma Trafficking in Persons" in the subject line.
Website: http://www.genderresources.com

This material cross posted from the Association for Women's Rights in Development.

Job: IREX, Senior Program Officer, Education Programs Division (Wash DC)

Title: Senior Program officer

Location: Washington, DC

Division: Education Programs Division

Reports To: Project Director

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

Summary of Position

IREX seeks a Senior Program Officer, (Sub-Saharan) Africa for its Education Programs Division to launch and manage a large scale, complex international student exchange program. This position is located in Washington, DC, reporting to the Project Director. This position is contingent on funding.

Summary of Skills and Qualifications

Candidates need a minimum of 5-8 years progressive program management experience in the following areas:

Developing and managing large-scale international student exchange programs. Regional experience in sub-Saharan Africa is required.

Experience managing large donor-funded projects required, experience with USG funded projects including Department of State/ECA required.

Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a large staff, manage budgets and plan strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives.

Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans and analyzing data.

Relevant language skills strongly preferred.

Strong business writing skills.

Proven cross-cultural communication skills.

Experience with the U.S. higher education system.

Summary of Responsibilities

Providing vision and leadership to the program;

Developing and managing program workplan;

Managing recruitment, selection, and monitoring of program participants and partners;

Managing program budget and ensuring budget discipline;

Developing and managing relationships with partner organizations;

Oversight of monitoring and evaluation, communications and reporting on program activities;

Developing and facilitating program trainings/workshops;

Managing and mentoring program staff and partners.

To Apply

Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


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Job: IREX, Senior Program Officer, Europe (Wash DC)

Title: Senior Program Officer, Europe
Location: Washington, DC

Reports To: Project Director

Division: Education Programs Division

About IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 120 countries.

Summary of Position

IREX seeks a Senior Program Officer, Europe for its Education Programs Division to launch and manage a large scale, complex international student exchange program. This position is located in Washington, DC, reporting to the Project Director. This position is contingent on funding.

Summary of Skills and Qualifications

Candidates need a minimum of 5-8 years progressive program management experience in the following areas:

Developing and managing large-scale international student exchange programs. Regional expertise in Europe required.

Experience managing large donor-funded projects required, experience with USG funded projects including Department of State/ECA required.

Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a large staff, manage budgets and plan strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives.

Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans and analyzing data.

German language skills, highly preferred.

Strong business writing skills.

Proven cross-cultural communication skills.

Experience with the U.S. higher education system.

Summary of Responsibilities

Providing vision and leadership to the program;

Developing and managing program workplan;

Managing recruitment, selection, and monitoring of program participants and partners;

Managing program budget and ensuring budget discipline;

Developing and managing relationships with partner organizations;

Oversight of monitoring and evaluation, communications and reporting on program activities;

Developing and facilitating program trainings/workshops;

Managing and mentoring program staff and partners.

To Apply

Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application.

Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program now accepting applications

The Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP) is a cooperative activity between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Institute of International Education (IIE).

EMDAP offers graduate students and post-graduates from any field of study a 12 month opportunity to provide technical assistance to local overseas organizations in USAID-assisted countries.

EMDAP Advisers use their knowledge of management practices to identify solutions in diverse situations and support a scope of work for a position in a local overseas business/business-serving organization. They help build capacity and create mechanisms to sustain their effort after the end of their assignment. In this way, USAID's goal of broad-based, sustainable economic growth is realized. Developing country host organizations that have benefited from an EMDAP Adviser in recent times include both big and small, based in the capital city and in outlying towns.

Since 1992, 250 Advisers have provided assistance to 200+ businesses and organizations in 49 countries. Through open, merit-based national competitions, the Advisers reflect the diverse population of students enrolled in graduate business programs across the United States.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: EMDAP is currently accepting applications for placements beginning in Fall 2013. The application deadline is June 7, 2013. Please visit our website at www.emdap.org for more information.

ELIGIBILITY:
Applicants must have:
• U.S. citizenship
o Note: Non-US citizens are eligible applicants only if EMDAP has a position in their country of nationality.
• Worked a minimum of two - three years in such areas as: management, marketing, banking, finance, management, NGO or private sector experience, consulting, etc.
• Be recent graduates (within 5 years) of a master's degree program (MA, MBA, MPP, MIA, etc.)
OR current students who will have completed their first year of graduate coursework from an accredited U.S. university program in any field of study.
• If not yet graduated, obtain approval for leave between the first and second year of the graduate program and this institution's endorsement of their candidacy if the student will still be enrolled in their academic institution at the time of the assignment.

BENEFITS: Competitive monthly stipend for living, housing, and local transportation. Round-trip international airfare, health insurance, visa assistance, inoculation allowance and other benefits.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: A foreign language is not always requirement for EMDAP. English is often the chosen business language in the host organizations. However, some locations require a fluency in a second language (e.g. Latin America and various locations in Africa).

REQUIRED BACKGROUND/SKILLS: A required minimum of two - three years previous work experience in such areas as: NGO/business management, Peace Corps, consulting, or other various work experiences. Excellent communication skills, flexible, self-starter, and capable of working without constant supervision.

Job: Program officer II, International Development and Operations (Wash DC)

Job Description

Job Title: Program Officer II, International Development and Operations
Location: Washington, DC
Effective Dates and Level of Effort: Position contingent upon funding, estimated start date Monday, June 3, 2013

Purpose of Position: The Program Officer will manage the implementation of long-term and short-term participant training services for USAID/Pakistan's Training for Pakistan (TFP) program. The Program Officer will work as a member of the TFP team in Washington, and in coordination with the project office in Pakistan, to support overall program operations, implementation and reporting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. IIE may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time. Under the supervision of the Director, the Program Officer will manage the daily operations and program implementation of all TFP activities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Oversees program development, procurement, and implementation of U.S. and third-country short term training programs including research and outreach to training providers, development of RFPs, evaluation of proposals, and working closely with the training provider on logistics and program implementation and monitoring.
• Assists with long-term participant placement, in coordination with IIE's Placement Division. Arranges long-term participant orientation programs and travel arrangements, and works closely with the field office on placement status, arrival logistics, program progress, and departure logistics.
• Monitors long-term participants in the U.S., including, but not limited to, addressing participant concerns, relaying information to USAID Mission and IIE field offices, sending required documents and reports, maintaining participant files, making payments to students and universities, conducting reentry orientations and coordinating participant return travel.
• Manages short-term and long-term program and participant finances, including making payments and requesting disbursements. Oversees the participant budgets and expenses.
• Assists in preparing program reports. Coordinates submission of all required reporting from IIE offices and partners. Reviews and monitors data and reporting for accuracy and completeness.
• Develops and maintains budget monitoring tools to assist the division Finance Manager in monitoring compliance with contract and IIE regulations. In coordination with Finance Manager, prepares monthly budget reforecasts and prepares reports as needed.
• Coordinates closely with subcontractors, managing the relationship and preparing subcontracts in accordance with applicable FARs, AIDARs, and IIE policies and procedures.
• Assists in maintaining updated data in USAID's TraiNet system.
• Responsible for complying with USAID contract requirements and following all IIE policies and procedures.
• Able to work a flexible schedule when necessary and participate in activities outside of regular office hours.
• Performs other duties and functions as assigned.
Education/Experience:
• Master's degree and at least 5 years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
• Minimum two years of USAID program management experience preferred.
• USAID program start-up and/or close-out experience preferred.
• Well-versed in IIE and USAID policies and procedures on financial management, financial reporting, procurement processes, and subcontract management preferred.
Preferred skills:
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010, internet software and database software.
• Knowledge of ADS 252 and ADS 253 requirements.
• Knowledge of TraiNet and other USAID systems and procedures.
• Proven ability to organize high volume operations under strict deadlines with attention to detail.
• Ability to work in a collaborative environment with a global team.
• Strong analytical, interpersonal, cross cultural and communication skills.
• Excellent writing and public speaking skills.
• Knowledge of budgeting, data management, and financial forecasting.
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with tact and discretion.
• Ability to complete a heavy workload under changing priorities.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
• Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Domestic travel as needed.
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Job: Deputy Chief of Party, ACDI/VOCA, Uganda

http://www.acdivoca.org

Since 1963 and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has 84 projects in 40 countries and revenues of approximately $168 million.

Deputy Chief of Party, Moroto, Uganda

We are currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Karamoja (RWANU) Program. The position is based in Moroto, Karamoja, with occasional travel to Kampala. RWANU is a multi-year program integrating USAID food security, nutrition and Feed the Future strategies to address the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity. The program's ultimate goal is "Reduced food insecurity among vulnerable people in south Karamoja." The program strengthens livelihoods of vulnerable households using both push and pull approaches transitioning to market lead production. Nutrition interventions focus on preventing malnutrition during the first 1,000 days of life through a package of curative and preventative health care, behavior change activities, and improved consumption of micro- and macronutrients. The program incorporates disaster risk reduction and response mechanisms and gender- and conflict-sensitive approaches.

The DCOP will be the senior manager and representative in the Moroto office with direct responsibility for planning and implementation of all strategic objective activities. She/he liaises with consortium partners, other implementers and projects as well as local government stakeholders. The DCOP will be a strong strategic planner and manager of human, material and financial resources. In the absence of the COP, the DCOP assumes overall responsibility for the program. The DCOP will be a strong communicator and able to work closely with the Finance/Administration Manager, the Commodities Operations Manager and Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, all reporting directly to the COP.

Under supervision of the Chief of Party, manage implementation of RWANU technical activities. Establish and maintain a collaborative, "one team" approach to implementation among all consortium members.
Supervise and provide support to the Livelihoods Director and the teams working under the Livelihoods Directors' supervision in: agricultural productivity, marketing, apiary, livestock management, group savings and credit, and cross-cutting areas including gender and women's empowerment, conflict mitigation, disaster risk reduction and natural resource management. Liaise with the health and nutrition team responsible for preventing malnutrition through the 1,000 Days Approach and improving prevention and treatment of childhood illness to ensure integration of interventions.
Oversee a large network of technical support staff and field extension agents to deliver effective training to a low literacy population. Supervise process of developing and adapting training curricula and materials.
Communicate regularly with commodity operations management team and consortium members to ensure consistent and effective delivery of services and messaging to program beneficiaries.
Maintain collaborative relationships and represent the program with relevant local government officials at the regional, district, and sub-county levels.
Supervise and build capacity of senior supervisory staff to implement the project in compliance with USG regulations and ACDI/VOCA policies; provide effective and efficient oversight of department activities.
Ensure programmatic reports are of high quality; work with technical and monitoring and evaluation staff to finalize reports prior to COP's review.

Qualifications:

Advanced degree in relevant field preferred or equivalent experience
Seven years' experience managing complex, multi-faceted rural development programs.
Relevant food security/livelihoods experience; experience working with agro-pastoralist population is preferred
Strong familiarity with USAID rules and regulations required; familiarity with Food for Peace programming preferred
Strong strategic planning and analysis ability; excellent oral and written communication and ability to work efficiently and quickly under pressure
Strong operational management experience
Fluency in English required

Contact:
ACDI/VOCA International Recruitment
Telephone:
202-000-0000
Email:
joinus(at)acdivoca.org

Please apply online at http://acdivoca.maxhire.net/cp/?E5546A361D43515B7E59192F77571E690562774B

No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE


This material cross posted from Foreign Policy Association.

Job: IREX, Senior Program Officer, South Central Asia (Wash DC)

Title: Senior Program officer, South Central Asia

Location: Washington, DC

Division: Education Programs Division

Reports To: Project Director

About IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

Summary of Position

IREX seeks a Senior Program Officer, South/Central Asia for its Education Programs Division to launch and manage a large scale, complex international student exchange program. This position is located in Washington, DC, reporting to the Project Director. This position is contingent on funding.

Summary of Skills and Qualifications

Candidates need a minimum of 5-8 years progressive program management experience in the following areas:

Developing and managing large-scale international student exchange programs. Regional experience in South/Central Asia is required.

Experience managing large donor-funded projects required, experience with USG funded projects including Department of State/ECA required.

Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a large staff, manage budgets and plan strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives.

Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans and analyzing data.

Relevant language skills for South/Central Asia strongly preferred.

Strong business writing skills.

Proven cross-cultural communication skills.

Experience with the U.S. higher education system.

Summary of Responsibilities

Providing vision and leadership to the program;

Developing and managing program workplan;

Managing recruitment, selection, and monitoring of program participants and partners;

Managing program budget and ensuring budget discipline;

Developing and managing relationships with partner organizations;

Oversight of monitoring and evaluation, communications and reporting on program activities;

Developing and facilitating program trainings/workshops;

Managing and mentoring program staff and partners.

To Apply

Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

EOE

Job: IREX, Senior Program Officer, Pakistan (Wash DC)

Title: Senior Program officer, Pakistan

Location: Washington, DC

Division: Education Programs Division

Reports To: Project Director


About IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 120 countries.

Summary of Position

IREX seeks a Senior Program Officer, Pakistan for its Education Programs Division to launch and manage a large scale, complex international student exchange program. This position is located in Washington, DC, reporting to the Project Director. This position is contingent on funding.

Summary of Skills and Qualifications

Candidates need a minimum of 5-8 years progressive program management experience in the following areas:

Developing and managing large-scale international student exchange programs. Experience working in Pakistan and/or with Pakistani students is required.

Experience managing large donor-funded projects required, experience with USG funded projects including Department of State/ECA required.

Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a large staff, manage budgets and plan strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives.

Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans and analyzing data.

Relevant language skills for Pakistan strongly preferred.

Strong business writing skills.

Proven cross-cultural communication skills.

Experience with the U.S. higher education system.

Summary of Responsibilities

Providing vision and leadership to the program;

Developing and managing program workplan;

Managing recruitment, selection, and monitoring of program participants and partners;

Managing program budget and ensuring budget discipline;

Developing and managing relationships with partner organizations;

Oversight of monitoring and evaluation, communications and reporting on program activities;

Developing and facilitating program trainings/workshops;

Managing and mentoring program staff and partners.

To Apply

Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

EOE

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