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Fellowship: Galloway International Congressional Fellowships for Advanced Professionals (US Citizens only) to work with the US Senate on Foreign Affairs (focus on Africa)

Deadline: Jan 15

The Galloway International Congressional Fellowship offers an educational opportunity for advanced professionals to work full-time with the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and/or individual Senators on the Committee. As a part of the Fellowship program, participants will take part in activities that encourage the translation of academic research into policy such as: drafting legislation, organizing and preparing Committee hearings and briefing materials, engaging with administration officials as well as other U.S. and foreign interlocutors, NGOs, and constituents, discussing U.S. foreign policy issues related to Africa, and preparing for congressional travel. An ideal candidate will have broad experience working on issues related to U.S. policy to promote trade, investment, good governance, security, and health priorities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

http://www.gallowayfoundation.org/the-galloway-family-foundation-fe...

Program Summary

The Galloway International Congressional Fellowship offers an opportunity
for professionals to work in Congress with Senators and Foreign Relations
Committee staff on a variety of major foreign policy issues. Fellows will gain policy experience that will enable them to work more effectively in the world of international affairs, whether in academia, non-governmental organizations, or government. The Fellows will work directly with the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and individual Senators on the
Committee.

The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations plays a critical role in the formation and execution of U.S. foreign policy. The Committee deals with all issues related to international affairs and U.S. foreign policy, ranging from development issues in Africa to issues of war and peace in Afghanistan and Iraq to the protection of human rights in Somalia and the Balkans, among many other issues. Given the scope of issues with which the Committee deals, Fellows will gain a unique insight into the formation and execution of U.S. foreign policy.

The Galloway International Congressional Fellowship program has been developed in compliance with all applicable rules and policies of the Senate Ethics Committee.

Purpose

This Congressional Fellowship program will provide a focused learning experience in an intellectually challenging environment. Placement on the Committee or with individual Senators who are members of the Committee will provide Fellows with an overview of the legislative process and oversight
of U.S. foreign policy administration. Specifically, the Galloway Fellow for the calendar year 2013 will assist with responsibilities associated with the Senate Foreign Relations African Affairs Subcommittee.

The program is designed to foster a strong relationship between the Fellows and individual members of the Committee and professional staff. The Fellows will provide Committee members with his or her expertise on foreign policy issues facing the U.S., while, in turn, the Committee members and staff will provide the Fellow with knowledge on the role of Congress in setting and administering foreign policy.

Description

The Galloway International Congressional Fellowship offers an educational opportunity for advanced professionals to work full-time with the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and/or individual Senators on the Committee. As a part of the Fellowship program, participants will take part in activities that encourage the translation of academic research into policy such as: drafting legislation, organizing and preparing Committee hearings and briefing materials, engaging with administration officials as well as other U.S. and foreign interlocutors, NGOs, and constituents, discussing U.S. foreign policy issues related to Africa, and preparing for congressional travel. An ideal candidate will have broad experience working on issues related to U.S. policy to promote trade, investment, good governance, security, and health priorities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Galloway Family Foundation expects to sponsor two Fellows for the program, each for a duration of one year. The first Fellowship will begin in early February, 2013 or as soon thereafter as possible. The Fellow's compensation will vary depending on the experience and current salary of the Fellow. Fellows will be responsible for obtaining their own travel, housing, etc.

Final selection of Fellows will be made by January 31, 2013, or as soon thereafter as is reasonably possible. All Fellows must agree and be able to participate for the one year duration of the program.

Eligibility

A prospective Fellow must:

Demonstrate a working knowledge and strong understanding of current foreign policy issues;

Have at least five years of experience in foreign relations issues, either in academia, international organizations, or the U.S. Government;

Have a graduate or professional degree completed prior to the start of the Fellowship with a strong academic background;

Be familiar with the federal legislative process and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and its members;

Reside in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area or be able to relocate to the area for the Fellowship; and

Be a U.S. citizen.

How to Apply

A complete application for the Fellowship must include the following:

A completed application form;

A curriculum vitae providing information about employment, education, publications, legislative experience, and Committee appointments;

A statement of 1,000 words describing the individual's interest in the Fellowship program, how his or her skillset is applicable to the program, and how the Fellowship is consistent with his or her
professional goals; and two letters of reference discussing the individual's ability to work as a Congressional Fellow with the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

Letters of reference should be sent to:

Galloway Family Foundation
1100 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 725
Washington, DC 20036

To be considered for the Fellowship, all materials must be submitted by
close of business on January 15, 2013.

Selection Process

Selection decisions will be based on:

Academic achievements;

Superior writing skills;

Previous professional experience related to the area of foreign policy
and government relations;

Familiarity with legislative process on foreign policy issues; and quality of application and interview.

Preference is given to individuals with expertise in areas of foreign
policy currently facing the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

Applicants may be asked to participate in a telephone or in-person
interview. Finalists are selected by The Galloway Family Foundation in
conjunction with U.S. Senate offices. Fellows will be notified by The
Galloway Family Foundation of the final decision promptly.

The Galloway Family Foundation has a strong interest in promoting public
policy awareness through this professional development program.

Please contact the foundation at gallowayfamilyfoundation(at)gmail.com for
additional information.

The foundation was founded primarily to encourage the advancement of
human rights in the United States and around the world. It is the mission of
the foundation to advance these goals in the most effective manner possible.

for more info see http://www.gallowayfoundation.org/the-galloway-family-foundation-fe...

Job: Policy Specialist-HIV, Health and Development (Panama City, Panama)

Location : Panama City, PANAMA
Application Deadline : 18-Jan-13
Additional Category HIV/AIDS
Type of Contract : FTA International
Post Level : P-4
Languages Required : English Spanish
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Mar-2013
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 year
Expected Duration of Assignment : 1 year

http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=34765

Background
The Bureau for Development Policy (BDP) is UNDP's policy Bureau and backbone of the global practices. BDP has a key role to play in helping country offices to accelerate human development through strengthening the practice areas within UNDP's programmes. BDP supports the development and design of projects that are responsive, effective and contribute to national-level policies and results. Driven by demand, BDP provides tools, analysis and capacities for country offices to make a real difference in UNDP's practice areas.

BDP supports UNDP's 2008-2013 Strategic Plan, focusing on 6 thematic areas: MDG/Poverty, Governance, Environment and Energy, HIV & Health - Development, Capacity Development, and Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment.

HIV, Health and Development Approach

UNDP is a founding cosponsor of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), a partner of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), and a co-sponsor of several other international health partnerships. UNDP's work on HIV, health and development leverages the organization's core strengths and mandates in human development, governance and capacity development to complement the efforts of specialist health-focused UN agencies. UNDP delivers three types of support to countries in HIV, health and development.

First, UNDP helps countries to mainstream attention to HIV and health into action on gender, poverty and the broader effort to achieve and sustain the Millennium Development Goals. For example, UNDP works with countries to understand the social and economic factors that play a crucial role in driving health and disease, and to respond to such dynamics with appropriate policies and programmes outside the health sector. UNDP also promotes specific action on the needs and rights of women and girls as they relate to HIV.

Second, UNDP works with partners to address the interactions between governance, human rights and health responses. Sometimes this is done through focused or specialized programmes, such as promoting attention to the role of legal environments (law and access to justice) in facilitating stronger HIV responses, including the use of flexibilities in intellectual property and human rights law to lower the cost of drugs and diagnostics and to increase access to HIV-related treatment. UNDP also works to empower and include people living with HIV and marginalized populations who are disproportionately affected by HIV - also known as key populations - such as sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people. Beyond these focused efforts, UNDP plays a key role in ensuring attention to HIV and health within broader governance and rights initiatives, including support to district and municipal action on MDGs, strengthening of national human rights institutions and increasing access to justice for marginalized populations.

Third, as a trusted, long-term partner with extensive operational experience, UNDP supports countries in effective implementation of complex, multilateral and multi-sectoral health projects, while simultaneously investing in capacity development so that national and local partners can assume these responsibilities over time. The UNDP/Global Fund partnership is an important part of this work, facilitating access to resources for action on MDG 6 by countries that face constraints in directly receiving and managing such funding. UNDP partners with countries in crisis/post-crisis situations, those with weak institutional capacity or governance challenges, and countries under sanctions. When requested, UNDP acts as interim Principal Recipient in these settings, working with national partners and the Global Fund to improve management, implementation and oversight of Global Fund grants, while simultaneously developing national capacity for governments or local entities to be able to assume the Principal Recipient role over time.

Regional Context

UNDP's Regional Centre in Panama offers support to Country Offices to strengthen their capacity in project management, and to endorse the creation of strategic alliances and distribution of knowledge in high-priority areas of Latin America and the Caribbean. The Centre is integrated with a growing team of professionals and experts working in initiatives that promote human development in focus areas such as Democratic Governance, Energy and Environment, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, HIV, Health and Development, Capacity Development, and Poverty Reduction and MDG. Additionally, the Knowledge Management team is also consolidated to fortify the capacity of governments and communities, to promote the sustainable development, and to support the completion of the
Millennium Development Goals.

Under the supervision of the Regional Practice Leader for HIV, Health and Development, the incumbent will ensure that the highest caliber policy advice and substantive support are provided on a demand-driven basis to create effective and innovative responses to the challenges of HIV, health and development to UNDP Country Offices in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide technical support for intervention addressing key social determinants in HIV, including analysis of programmes that directly or indirectly influence the HIV national responses; promote intersectoral actions and responses among non-health sectors;
• Provide policy advice at the regional level for programme support in the area of social protection, MDG/poverty and Human Rights;
• Provide policy advice to Country Offices in LAC to create opportunities to introduce, facilitate or strengthen sustainable HIV-sensitive social protection policies, projects, actions and instruments;
• Assist the Practice Leader in the management of the Regional Programme focusing on quality control of the full cycle of programming from formulation to implementation;
• Provide technical support to ensure adequate coverage of specific interventions to address HIV and related issues (social determinants, human rights, MDGs and post-2015 development agenda) in relevant programming document such as CCA, UNDAF, CPAP, CPD, AWP and others such as Global Fund proposals;
• Ensure application of guidelines to scale up the integration of HIV and related areas where UNDP has a leading role, in programmes and policies;
• Ensure provision of top quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management.
• Share information on country and regional programmes of UNDP and other development organizations and support the collection of best practices and comparative experiences;
• Assist Country Offices in accessing services offered by the Regional Service Centre, and in building and consolidating strong partnerships with UN agencies, governmental and inter-governmental civil society, private sector and other bodies and support them in contributing to Joint UN objectives on HIV including participation in Joint Team and Joint Programmes.

Impact of Results

The key results have an impact on strengthening technical advice and programme implementation, and advancing UNDP's mission as a cosponsor of UNAIDS and partner of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, among other health partnerships. Successful completion of the functions will enable the smooth functioning of the HIV, Health and Development Practice in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Enhanced management will contribute to UNDP's HIV, health and development achievements and ensure consistency in policies, guidelines and tools thereby ensuring timely and high caliber quality services to Country Offices.

Competencies
Corporate:
• Demonstrates integrity and fairness, by modeling the UN/UNDP's values and ethical standards;
• Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP;
• Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
• Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
• Self-development, initiative-taking
• Creating synergies through self-control

Functional:
• Proven professional credibility, as well as senior-level working experience in a governmental, multilateral, civil society organization or private sector, in both developed and developing countries;
• Work experience in one or more countries in LAC; experience in the Caribbean region will be highly desirable;
• Extensive network of international, regional and individual contacts.

Managing Relationships:
• Demonstrated well developed organizational skills;
• Ability to work in teams, creating an enabling environment, mentoring and developing staff;
• Excellent negotiating and networking skills;
• Proven resource mobilization and partnering skills.

Managing Complexity:
• Ability to address HIV and health as a development issue;
• Substantive knowledge and understanding of development cooperation with the ability to support the practice architecture of UNDP and inter-disciplinary issues.

Communication:
• Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
• Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.

Judgment/Decision-Making
• Mature judgment and initiative;
• Proven ability to provide strategic direction in practice area;
• Independent judgment and discretion in advising on handling policy issues and challenges.

Knowledge Management and Learning:

• Ability to promote and build knowledge products;
• Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership in participation in knowledge management networks and development of community of practice;
• Seeks and applies knowledge, information and best practices from within and outside UNDP;
• Provides constructive coaching and feedback.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master's degree in relevant fields including economics, social science, legal, political science, economics, public administration, management or related issues.

Experience:
• Minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in the field as well as proven professional record;
• A clear and comprehensive understanding and strategic vision of the challenges and opportunities in the Latin America and the Caribbean region and application to programme activities within the UNDP niche;
• Knowledge of UN system work in this area and/or UNDP experience is an asset.

Language Requirements:
• Fluency and proficiency in English and Spanish;
• Working knowledge of another UN regional language desirable.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

To apply: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=34765

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Internship Opportunities with the National Bureau of Asian Research

The following internship opportunities are available with the N.B.A. More info and application materials can be found at http://www.nbr.org/About/openings.aspx

Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA) Internship Opening
Winter/Spring Quarters
Washington, D.C.
Are you interested in international affairs and Asian studies? Would you like to be involved in programs that foster collaborative solutions to common challenges--energy security and policy; energy and the environment; and trade, investment, and economic engagement--that face the United States and Asia? If so, apply for NBR's TEEA Internship!

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking one paid, full-time (~40 hours/week) intern for a 6-month term (minimum 3-month commitment) to join the Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA) group. The intern will focus primarily on two projects: the Pacific Energy Summit and the Energy Security Program. This internship is mentored by two TEEA project managers.

Project Descriptions:

Launched in 2009, NBR's annual Pacific Energy Summit is an invitation-only event that convenes leaders from government, business, and research to explore innovative solutions to the dual challenges of rising energy demand and climate change. By bridging the commercial, public, and nonprofit sectors, the Summit informs policy and inspires collaboration to help support sustainable economic development.

NBR's Energy Security Program convenes senior policy and industry leaders and Asia energy specialists to engage in high-level discussions of Asia's energy policies and their implications for geopolitics. Experts share insights and recommendations through a number of channels, including an invitation-only spring workshop, NBR's annual Energy Security Report, and a public fall launch event.

Key Responsibilities:

Working closely with the TEEA team on all aspects of conference preparation for the Pacific Energy Summit, including: maintaining registration lists, tracking and following-up on invitations, assisting with hotel and travel arrangements and logistics, conducting background research as necessary, and preparing conference materials.
Providing administrative, logistical, and outreach support for the launch of the 2013 Energy Security Program, as well as related events (briefings, roundtables, etc.)
Supporting TEEA on other initiative-related activities, roundtables, logistics, and outreach, particularly on trade and economic engagement.
Other Responsibilities:

Project Assistance: Drafting, reviewing, fact-checking, proof-reading, and formatting documents related to TEEA programs, including but not limited to briefing materials, agendas, website content, key thematic issues, and related publications and/or other materials as appropriate
Event Planning: Providing administrative support to conferences, workshops, presentations, and briefings (drafting agendas and invitations; assisting with travel, accommodation, and venue arrangements; note-taking, etc.)
Research Support: Providing substantive research assistance for project teams and scholars, including gathering articles on current events and background on key individuals, attending and summarizing local events on trade and energy, conducting an interview with an expert in the TEEA field
Publications Support: Reviewing, fact-checking, proof-reading, and formatting publications; assisting with publications distribution (including mailings), etc.
Database Administration: Maintaining and updating project databases; data entry and research for institutional and project databases
Phone Support: Answering incoming calls to the organization
Other: participating in and supporting other NBR activities as needed
Qualifications:

Current MA student or recent graduate preferred, working towards or holding a relevant degree
Interns must have substantive expertise on specific countries and issues (substantive knowledge and/or language skills) and must be able to understand each project's scope/relevance in order to work effectively with scholars and other stakeholders
The intern should be a motivated self-starter who can work independently or as part of a team; pay acute attention to detail; be organized; work well under pressure; and have excellent written, oral, and research skills
Application Process:

The deadline for applications is Monday, January 14, 2013, however, qualified applications received first will be given priority. To apply, submit the following to NBR:

Application Form: PDF or MS Word
cover letter that details your qualifications and availability
resume
a brief writing sample on a topic related to your field of study
contact information of three references (name, title, affiliation, phone number, and e-mail)
Please send applications by email to: Ms. Kailani Cordell, Director for Human Resources, email: employment@nbr.org, phone (206) 632-7370. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Political and Security Affairs (PSA) Internship
Washington, D.C.
Are you interested in international affairs and political and security studies? Would you like to use your knowledge of international relations to support activities that inform and strengthen U.S. policy towards Asia? If so, apply for NBR's PSA Internship!

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking a part- or full-time intern to be a member of the Political and Security Affairs (PSA) group. This position reports to Political and Security Affairs senior project directors, Travis Tanner and Abe Denmark.

Responsibilities:

Project Assistance: drafting and proof-reading project descriptions, concept papers, etc.; helping maintain project documentation, web-pages, and filing systems
Research Support and Writing: providing substantive research assistance for project teams and scholars, providing market research, summarizing research papers, undertaking literature reviews, and performing other research and writing assignments as needed
Publications Support: reviewing, fact-checking, proof-reading and formatting publications; assisting with publications distribution (including mailings), etc.
Database Administration: maintaining and updating project databases; data entry and research for institutional and project databases
Event Planning: providing administrative support to conferences, workshops, presentations, and briefings (drafting agendas; assisting with travel, accommodation, and venue arrangements; note-taking, etc.)
Phone Support: answering incoming calls to the organization
Other: participating in and supporting other NBR activities as needed
Qualifications:

Current BA/MA student or recent graduate, working towards or holding a relevant degree
Excellent written, oral, and research skills are required, as well as substantive expertise and interest in contemporary U.S. foreign policy towards Asia
The intern should be a motivated self-starter who can work independently or as part of a team, pays acute attention to detail, is organized, and works well under pressure
Application Process:

Applications for this position are due February 1, 2013. To apply, submit the following to NBR:

Application Form: PDF or MS Word
cover letter that details your qualifications and availability
resume
a brief writing sample on a topic related to your field of study
contact information of three references (name, title, affiliation, phone number, and e-mail)
Please send applications by email to: Ms. Kailani Cordell, Director for Human Resources, email: employment@nbr.org, phone (206) 632-7370. This position will be open until filled and incomplete applications will not be considered.


People's Liberation Army (PLA) Studies Internship
Washington, D.C.
Are you interested in international affairs and China studies? Would you like to use your Chinese language skills to support a conference that assembles the world's leading specialists from academe, government, the military, and policy think tanks to examine critical trends in the study of China's military? If so, apply for NBR's PLA Internship!

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking a part- or full-time intern to be a member of the Political and Security Affairs (PSA) group, and to assist in NBR's annual PLA Conference. This position reports to Political and Security Affairs Senior Project Director, Travis Tanner.

Responsibilities:

Project Assistance: Drafting, reviewing, fact-checking, proof-reading, and formatting documents related to the PLA Conference; assisting with publications distribution; planning meetings and launch events; working with scholar and speaker invitees; researching key thematic issues
Research Support: Providing substantive research support for the PLA Conference and/or other PSA initiatives, including gathering and interpreting information and summarizing research papers
Administration: Managing information related to the PLA Conference, including tracking invitations, contract agreements, and publication drafts; updating contact lists; managing filing systems
Event Planning: providing administrative and logistical support for briefings, workshops, presentations, and the conference (e.g., drafting agendas; assisting with travel, accommodation, and venue arrangements; note-taking, etc.)
Phone Support: Answering incoming calls to the organization
Other: participating in and supporting other NBR activities as needed
Qualifications:

Current MA student or recent graduate preferred, working towards or holding a relevant degree
Excellent written, oral, and research skills are required, as well as substantive expertise and interest in
Chinese politics and contemporary U.S. foreign policy towards China
Successful candidates will have a high level of proficiency in Chinese language skills
The intern should be a motivated self-starter who can work independently or as part of a team, pays acute attention to detail, is organized, and works well under pressure
Application Process:

Applications for this position are due February 1, 2013. This internship would begin in the spring and run through fall 2013. To apply, submit the following to NBR:

Application Form: PDF or MS Word
cover letter that details your qualifications and availability
resume
a brief writing sample on a topic related to your field of study
contact information of three references (name, title, affiliation, phone number, and e-mail)
Please send applications by email to: Ms. Kailani Cordell, Director for Human Resources, email: employment@nbr.org, phone (206) 632-7370. This position will be open until filled and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarships/Fellowships: Boren Awards for US Undergraduate and Graduate Students to study in select countries

The applications for the 2013-2014 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available. The Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

The application can be accessed at http://www.borenawards.org.

Bore Scholarship Eligibility

Boren Scholarships are for undergraduate students. You are eligible to apply for the Boren Scholarship if you are:

A U.S. citizen at the time of application
A high school graduate, or have earned a GED
Matriculated in an undergraduate degree program located within the United States accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Boren Scholars must remain matriculated in their undergraduate programs for the duration of the scholarship and may not graduate until the scholarship is complete.
Applying to a study abroad program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Boren Scholarships are not for study in the United States.
For more information on the Boren Scholarships, click here.

Boren Fellowship Eligibility

Boren Fellowships are for graduate students. You are eligible to apply for a Boren Fellowship if you are:

A U.S. citizen at the time of application
Either matriculated in or applying to a graduate degree program at a U.S. college or university located within the United States and accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Boren Fellows must remain matriculated in their graduate programs for the duration of the fellowship and may not graduate until the fellowship is complete.
Planning an overseas program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Boren Fellowships are not for study in the United States.
For more information on the Boren Fellowships, click here.

National Security Education Program

As NSEP initiatives, the Boren Awards focus on countries, languages, and fields critical to U.S. national security, recognizing a broad definition that includes traditional concerns of protecting American well-being, as well as challenges of global society, such as sustainable development, environmental issues, disease, migration, and economic competitiveness.

Language Study

The Boren Awards emphasize less commonly taught languages and long-term linguistic and cultural study, as well as research and academic internships abroad. Study of a foreign language appropriate to the country or region is an integral part of each Boren Scholar and Fellow's plan.

Funding

Boren Award amounts are based on the length of time the Boren Scholar or Fellows spends overseas and the cost of the program. Boren Scholarships can provide undergraduate students with up to $20,000, and Boren Fellowships can provide graduate students with up to $30,000.

Government Service

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for scholarship and fellowship funding, Boren Award recipients commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

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Job: UNDP, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, focus on Crisis Prevention and Recovery (NY)

Communication Specialist

see: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=34825

Background

The objective of the Directorate is to support the Bureau Director and Assistant Administrator to lead strategic policy direction of UNDP with its mandate for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (CPR) - including the implementation of specific projects/programmes and management of the UNDP Thematic Trust Fund (TTF) for CPR. The Directorate oversees strategic management and coordination of the Bureau, ensuring efficient implementation and coherence through, inter alia, information sharing, convening and managing internal and cross-Bureau meetings, joint trainings and intra-Bureau planning events.

The Directorate is headed by a Chief of Staff who reports to the Bureau Director. The Chief of Staff ensures coherence and coordination of all Directorate staff, including assistants to senior management in substantive divisions and Geneva. Within the Directorate an 'External Relations Team' - managed directly by the Chief of Staff - takes the lead on CPR donor relations, resource mobilization and donor reporting (in close liaison with UNDP's Partnership Bureau) and overall external communications and advocacy for the Bureau.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Staff, Directorate, the Communications Specialist is responsible for the design, management and implementation of a communications strategy for BCPR with a view to influence the development agenda of crisis-affected countries, to promote public and media outreach and to mobilize political and financial support for the CPR work of UNDP.

The Communications Specialist also advises BCPR colleagues on the development of publications, the production and dissemination of which he/she oversees at Headquarters. In this context, the incumbent is responsible for maintaining rosters of vendors and translators, develops specifications for bids and ensures quality control in the production of BCPR publications.

The Communications Specialist is responsible for maintaining a close collaboration with the corporate Office of Communications and the Executive Cluster at the working level, and ensuring harmonization between and incorporation within the corporate communications strategy.

The Communications Specialist will also support advocacy and outreach through more intensive media/press coverage by building effective relationships with the media to promote and manage the coverage of CPR as a key practice area within UNDP. The incumbent also supports outreach campaigns, helps drive resource mobilization and donor relations initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensures planning and design of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach geared towards supporting BCPR's partnership-building and resource mobilization
Manages the writing, development, design, production and dissemination of diverse publications and news releases through a variety of media, including print, broadcast and social.
Oversees the content development, expansion and continual assessment of the quality and relevance of web-based information services
Promotes optimum visibility of BCPR's activities through effective media relations, placement and distribution of information material and creative partnerships with UN agencies, multilateral and non-governmental organizations and private sector
Collaborates closely with External Relations colleagues and facilitates knowledge building and knowledge sharing
Ensures planning and design of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach geared towards supporting BCPR's partnership-building and resource mobilization, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

Planning and elaboration of communications needs assessments for BCPR
Well-developed communications and outreach strategy based on the corporate communications strategy
Optimal working relations with the External Relations team and other BCPR units
Constructive and timely advice on inclusion of communications components in programme formulations to integrate advocacy and communication strategies into all aspects of UNDP and BCPR's development programme
Manages the writing, development, design, production and dissemination of diverse publications and news releases through a variety of media, including print, broadcast and social, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

Well-reasoned innovative suggestions and approaches to address communications issues
Elaboration and implementation of the BCPR publications strategy and plan based on the corporate publications policy
Identification and development of storylines for publications and substantive articles contributing to debates on key CPR issues (including active seeking and verification of inputs)
Coordination and management of all BCPR publication activities, including content management, editing, norms for publishing, design, liaison with printers and other suppliers to oversee production and supervision of publications dissemination
Editing, publication and dissemination of materials drafted by other BCPR units
Maintenance of a roster of qualified translators and style checkers in main UN languages to ensure high-quality translations (in collaboration with BERA)
Advice on the development of a new system for production planning, registration, review and tracking of expenses
Monitoring of stocks and usage of BCPR publications and reordering, as required
Opportunities to leverage social media to complement BCPR's messaging identified and used.

Oversees the content development, expansion and continual assessment of the quality and relevance of web-based information services, focusing on achievement of the following results:

Website contents strongly and effectively reflect BCPR principles and priorities
Regularly updated information on the website
Innovative ways of enhancing BCPR's information dissemination using the internet
Promotes optimum visibility of BCPR's activities through effective media relations, placement and distribution of information material and creative partnerships, focusing on achievement of the following results:

Stronger relations with UN and other UN system agencies
Strategic partnerships formed with media counterparts at other UN agencies, UNTV and with external media networks, strengthening internal capacity for media outreach and technical expertise
Enhanced media/press coverage of UNDP/BCPR and its strategic areas, positions and issues, in line with corporate communications strategies
Opportunities for press conferences identified and press conferences organized; interviews with senior managers and CPR practice focal points facilitated
Press releases, advisories, background information, press/media kits and updated information and stories drafted and disseminated to inform media and general public of BCPR work programme initiatives, results and successes, and other achievements
Advice and technical support to HQ units and regional teams in developing media campaigns and initiatives, strategies provided for effective media relations
Collaborates effectively with External Relations Team and other BCPR colleagues and facilitation of knowledge-building and knowledge sharing, focusing on achievement of the following results:

Strong working relationships formed and maintained with Directorate colleagues, enhancing results of the Directorate and its impact on BCPR performance
Timely contributions of knowledge, expertise and information to External Relations and BCPR initiatives, leading to quality and high-impact outcome, support and input to corporate and organizational processes
Enhancement of BCPR's credibility as knowledge provider on Crisis Prevention and Recovery
The key results of this job have a critical impact on the smooth functioning and overall effectiveness and efficiency of the Directorate and External Relations team. In particular, they will facilitate the creation of effective communications and dissemination of information on BCPR, as well as enhance media relations and strengthen resource mobilization efforts and advocacy.

Competencies

Functional Competencies:

Building Strategic Partnerships

Displays initiative, sets challenging outputs for him/herself and willingly accepts new work assignments
Takes responsibility for achieving agreed outputs within set deadlines and strives until successful outputs are achieved
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches
Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Understands more advanced aspects of external relations and communications, as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines
Continues to seeks new and improved methods and systems for accomplishing the work of the unit
Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
Client Orientation

Keeps the client informed of problems or delays in the provision of services
Uses discretion and flexibility in interpreting rules in order to meet client needs and achieve organizational goals more effectively
Core Competencies:

Ethics & Values: Demonstrating/Safeguarding Ethics and Integrity. Is familiar with and acts in accordance with the standard of conduct for international civil servants, ethics and UN/UNDP values.

Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment Understands the structure and hierarchy of UN/UNDP, process flows throughout the organization, products and services, their measures of effectiveness, and perceptions of clients.

Developing & Empowering People/Coaching and Mentoring: Self-development, initiative-taking. Takes initiative and seeks opportunities to initiate action

Working in Teams: Acting as a team player and facilitating team work. Works collaboratively with team members sharing information openly and displaying cultural awareness and sensitivity.

Communicating Information and Ideas: Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively. Uses tact and sensitivity when delivering sensitive information or resolving delicate issues.

Self-Management & Emotional Intelligence: Creating synergies through self-control Fosters a positive outlook and maintains focus during period of stress and heavy work load, inspiring and guiding others towards goal achievement.

Conflict Management/Negotiating & Resolving Disagreements: Managing conflict. Remains calm, composed and patient, regardless of his/her own state of mind in the face of conflict.

Knowledge Sharing & Continuous Learning: Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others
Actively seeks learning opportunities, adopting best practices created by others.

Appropriate and Transparent Decision-making: Informed and transparent decision making. Makes decisions within his/her own span of control, recognizes issues requiring more advanced judgment and refers them to the appropriate level

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

A minimum of a Master's degree or equivalent in communications, journalism, public relations, social sciences, international relations, or related field
Experience:

At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in communications at the national or international level, including experience in media relations
Experience in the UN system desirable
Language Requirements:

Fluency in English, both oral and written, is required; working knowledge of other UN official language (preferably French and/or Spanish) is an asset

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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Job: Center for Universal Education, Brookings, Global Scholars Program Research and Recruitment Advisor (Wash DC)

Global Scholars Program Research and Recruitment Advisor
Center for Universal Education (CUE)

Summary:
(1) Oversee recruitment to the Global Scholars Program, including revisiting the current recruitment process and conducting interviews; (2) Work with applicants during their candidacy to further develop their research proposals; (3) Work with each of three selected Global Scholars on their research while in-residence, including developing detailed timelines and guidelines and providing in-depth content editing; (4) Work with Global Scholars Program manager to ensure that each of the Global Scholars makes meaningful connections with Brookings staff and beyond during their stay, and that Scholars are fully leveraging networking opportunities; (5) As appropriate, help scholars to leverage their proposals to gain traction with potential partners; (6) Help build communications with the Global Scholars alumni network, including leveraging the network for future recruitment; (7) and (8) Work as a thought partner with the Global Scholars Program Manager and CUE team to continually improve the program.
Background
As part of the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) develops and disseminates effective solutions to the challenges of achieving universal quality education worldwide. It offers a forum for research, high-level dialogue, and public debate on a range of issues relevant to education in the developing world. Through our Global Scholars Program, CUE hosts guest scholars from developing countries for a four to six month period to pursue research on global education issues, with a specific focus on improving learning opportunities and outcomes for girls. Upon completion of their research, CUE supports the guest scholars in developing and implementing a plan to share their expertise with their home institutions to further build research capacity and expertise.

Responsibilities:

Recruitment- 25%
• Work with the program manager and associate director to review the recruitment process.
• Review the state of girls' education research in order to set the scope for proposals from developing country contexts that have the potential to inform regional or international conversations.
• Review and update a rigorous and cost-effective recruitment process that leverages Brookings' ample partnerships.
• During the process of recruitment, ensure that candidates' proposals improve, and ensure that candidates are able to work in a collegial fashion.
• Ensure that candidates are strong, independent, conceptual thinkers with a proven record of designing and conducting rigorous research.
• Select projects that are important, feasible within the structure of the Global Scholars program, and likely to have policy impact.
• Ensure that candidates possess all of the qualities and values that are essential to the Global Scholars program, including but not limited to: commitment to girls' education, proven track record of leadership and impact, grit, ability to leverage resources, generosity, and ability to integrate and be a part of a team.
• Convene colleagues and determine final award recipients and alternates.
• Notify candidates of final awards.

Research Guidance- 55%
• After awards have been made, work with candidates to consider any data or resources that they may need to collect prior to coming to the US and encourage the further development of their proposals before arrival where possible.
• Develop a timeline and method for guiding Global Scholars, including that Global Scholars are generally expected to produce a final paper and presentation, and will be expected to produce detailed outlines at a midpoint during their stay.
• Provide Global Scholars with resources that are relevant to their research areas as appropriate, whether related to methodology or literature.
• Ensure that Global Scholars are effectively meeting with and networking with other Fellows at Brookings and having meaningful conversations about their own research and others research to enrich the development of their ideas and they progress through their time in residence.
• Work with the program manager to ensure that Global Scholars hold brown bag lunches or use other forum that are appropriately tailored to their needs for discussion and feedback on their work.
• Work with Global Scholars to elaborate proposals for seed funding to implement the research or implementation plan that they scope out while they are in residence, and where possible to write any more detailed proposals that they may endeavor to write while in residence.
• Where further professional development is needed in terms of research or other areas that are related, make recommendations to Program Manager.


Networking support- 10%
• Based on understanding of each Global Scholars niche area of research, make introductions to interested parties in the community, where possibly accompanying Global Scholars to meetings and helping them to think through how to leverage new relationships.
• When attending events, represent the Global Scholars program.


Program development- 10%
• Routinely collect information, both through formal and informal mechanisms, on the Global Scholars' experiences, and share these findings with the Program Manager for the purpose of continually improving the program.

Requirements:

Education/Experience-
• Master's degree required, PhD strongly preferred.
• Strong understanding of a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies required.
• Expertise in international education required, expertise in girls' education strongly preferred.
• Experience in editing and publishing, especially with ESL authors, preferred.
• Experience in recruiting and hiring for talent (in a fellowship or other professional settings) a plus.


Values and Orientation-
• Patience and openness to different approaches, interest and ability to work with diverse individuals.
• Cooperative attitude and flexibility, with the ability to work as part of a team.
• Tireless drive to advocate for girls' education issues on behalf of the Global Scholars.
• Solid organizational skills applied to research - The scholars are subject to publishing deadlines and so will benefit greatly from iterative guidelines set forth in advance.
• Desire to learn and continually improve practice, both by shared reflection of this pilot and from studying useful other models.

Application Timeline
The Research and Recruitment Advisor will work over the course of two years, beginning in January or as soon as the position is filled: Recruitment will be conducted on a rolling basis with the aim to fill this position as soon as possible.

Application Procedure
Please send expressions of interest to Jenny Alexander at jalexander(at)brookings.edu

Deadline
1 February 2013

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Job: United Nations Volunteer Program, Portfolio Manager (focus on Peace/Conflict Related Programming), Germany


http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=34762
Location : Bonn, GERMANY

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UN volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity.

UNV engaged 7,303 UN volunteers in 2011, on a total of 7,708 assignments. With an average age of 38 years and the requisite professional skills and qualifications of some 5 to 10 years relevant experience, UN volunteers served in 132 countries in 2011 and came themselves from 162. The majority - 81 per cent - come from developing countries themselves. One third of UN volunteers served in their own countries, with the others carrying out international assignments. The financial equivalent of programme activities exceeds US$235 million annually.

UNV is headquartered in Bonn, Germany and has approximately 150 staff positions - with the majority in Bonn and some positions with different UN peacekeeping and political missions, and in other Headquarters locations (e.g. New York and Tokyo). The major organizational groups within UNV are:

the Office of the Executive Coordinator (OEC) comprising the Evaluation Unit (EU) and the Corporate Planning and Performance Unit (CPPU);
the Volunteer Programming and Management Group (VPMG) comprising the Peace Division (PD) and the Development Division (DD), Volunteer Recruitment Resources Section (VRRS), Quality Assurance Unit (QAU), Volunteer Knowledge and Innovation Section (VKIS);
the Partnerships and Communications Division (PCD) comprising the Partnerships Section (PS) and the Communications Section (CS);
the Management Services Division (MSD) comprising the Information and Communication Technology Section (ICTS), Finance Section (FS), Human Resources Section (HRS), and the Administration Unit (AU). Additionally the Common Services Unit (CSU) provides support to the UN presence in Bonn.
Organizational setting:
The UNV Peace and Development Divisions oversee and implement UNV's programme strategy. They advocate for the integration of volunteerism in peace and development at global, regional and national levels, targeting specific focus areas in which the role of volunteerism adds significant value.

They mobilize volunteers to support the peace and development agenda of UNV partners, including national volunteerism interventions as well as proactive mobilization of UNV and other volunteers. They ensure quality volunteer management of UN Volunteers.

They work to promote advocacy for volunteerism, and support the documentation of the contribution of volunteerism to peace and development and target national development fora, governments and parliaments with a view to influencing national policies, legislation, statutory frameworks and budget in order to promote volunteerism for peace and development.

Both Divisions focus on both "Development" and "Peace" issues and areas. However, the Development Division oversees the "predominantly development" countries, and the Peace Division oversees the "predominantly peace countries.

The Peace Division works in the following focus areas:

One or more UN Missions (peacekeeping or political/peace building) with a UNV component
Emergency and long-term humanitarian operations
Post-conflict electoral processes carried out under the auspices of EAD (regardless of the actual implementing framework, which could be UNDP, DPKO or UNOPS)
Early recovery activities (e.g. restoration of basic services, community services) as well as peace building and conflict prevention activities in the immediate aftermath of conflict (i.e. not long-term peace building/conflict prevention)
Short/medium term thematic activities that are typically associated with a post-conflict/post-crises setting, such as:
Reintegration (of both IDPs/refugees/returnees and ex-combatants/persons associated with armed groups, for instance in a DDR/RR framework)
Protection (including a range of human rights functions, refugee eligibility, assistance to vulnerable groups affected by conflict, etc)
Institution/state-building and rule of law (e.g. security sector reform, civil affairs, transitional justice, natural resources management, etc).
The Portfolio Team within the Peace Division is responsible for the implementation of the UNV programme strategy, including volunteer management, at global, regional and local levels.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Deputy Chief, Peace Division, the Portfolio Manager is responsible for effective strategic planning and programming in the portfolio of countries based on the UNV programme strategy, building and maintaining relationships with main partners, effective coordination between HQ and COTs, monitoring of the programme implementation and providing substantive inputs to corporate initiatives related to programming and volunteer management. The Portfolio Manager (PM) supervises the overall Portfolio Team, consisting of Portfolio Associate(s) and field-based Field Unit teams who represent UNV at the country level. In addition, the PM acts as a focal point for one of the thematic focus area for UNV providing substantive programme and policy advice on all matters related to that focus area. He/She is expected to have and/or develop the knowledge, competencies, skills and networks necessary to support UNV HQ and Field Units on substantive issues and queries related to that focus area.

Perform strategic planning and programming based on the UNV programme strategy, focusing on achieving the following results:

Keep abreast of development challenges and priorities in countries under portfolio to identify relevant entry points for UNV programming and mobilization of volunteers;
Keep abreast of and provide substantive guidance or strategic direction on volunteerism in specific focused areas and appropriate programming approaches;
Initiate, formulate and manage projects and programmes contributing to the programme strategy in priority countries;
Forecast demand for UN Volunteer assignment in countries and programme within the portfolio;
Provide guidance and support to resource mobilization at the local level in close collaboration with and under guidance of the relevant HQ units;
Maintain substantive documentation regarding country portfolio, including country profiles and statistics sheets.
Build and strengthen relationships with main partners within the UN system and external partners on the operational and programmatic issues , focusing on achieving the following results:

Build and strengthen relationships with the UN partners on programmatic matters relating to his/her portfolio and focus areas;
Build and strengthen relationships with VSOs, CSOs, NGOs, universities, community organizations and other partners at the regional and national level in support of programme operation in close cooperation with PCD;
Promote the work of the UNV programme and volunteer participation in public events, International Volunteer Day (IVD) and corporate events;
Plan, negotiate and monitor project budgets in line with agreements with partners;
Provide advisory support on the UNV programme and mandate to different stakeholders;
Identify potential sources of funding to support the programme approaches at the local and regional levels in close collaboration with PCD.
Ensure effective coordination between HQ and Field Units for quality programming and volunteer management , focusing on achieving the following results:

Provide guidance to Field Units on all aspects of volunteer management;
Coordinate the recruitment process of selected candidates up to date of arrival in the country of assignment;
Implement different volunteer modalities as per prevailing provision under each scheme and modality;
Implements volunteer management tools;
Ensure timely and accurate processing of UNV contracts and entitlements;
Reviews and approves Descriptions of Assignments (DoAs) in line with corporate policies and parameters guiding the recruitment of volunteers;
Provides guidance to Field Units on programme design and integration, results based management;
Based on programmatic and operational requirements and priorities, organize capacity building events (e.g. regional, local meetings, conference and workshops, etc.;
Ensure strategic use of all UN Volunteers modalities in support of programme strategy;
Ensure responses to critical incidents are processed in a timely and proper manner; support effective crisis management practice in the field; document lessons learned.
Monitor the implementation of programming and volunteer management at the field level, focusing on achieving the following results:

Monitor compliance with periodic volunteer reporting (VRS) with view to extracting data for analysis and use in making improvements of portfolio operations and use in corporate documents, advocacy and learning;
Monitor the implementation of (joint) UNV implemented projects, extracts and analyses financial reports and conduct regular reporting on expenditure and budget balance as required;
Assess project progress and ensure quality of project reporting;
Perform project management in Atlas for UNV implemented projects, extracts and analyses financial reports and conduct regular reporting on expenditure and budget balance as required.
Provide substantive focus area inputs and support to cross-unit and corporate initiatives related to programming and volunteer management activities, focusing on achieving the following results:

Support development and implementation of UNV's corporate policy and programme in assigned focus area;
Act as focal point on assigned focus area and provide inputs to project development in the assigned focus area;
Coordinate and consolidate inputs from projects and programmes in the assigned focus area for corporate and other UN global reports;
Represent UNV in global meetings and with main Agencies working on assigned focus areas;
Build network and partnerships for substantive and operational cooperation on volunteerism in assigned focus area;
Provide support to the manage the implementation of corporate (global) projects in assigned focus area;
Support knowledge management and UNV staff capacity building in assigned focus area.
Ensure effective management of the Portfolio Team, including Field Units, with the following results:

Establish annual workplan for the Portfolio Team to support group level and corporate planning targets;
Manage portfolio staff including supervision and guidance of HQ based Portfolio Associates, as well as the Field Unit personnel (ie: field based Programme Managers, Programme Officers and Programme Assistants) in a matrix arrangement with UNDP Country Offices and UN missions, including performance assessment exercises and capacity development activities.

Functional Competencies:

Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda

Contributes to the elaboration of advocacy strategies by identifying and prioritizing audiences and communication means
Performs analysis of political situations and scenarios, and contributes to the formulation of institutional responses
Results-Based Programme Development and Management

Identifies country needs and strategies using a fact-based approach
Sets performance standards, monitors progress and intervenes at an early stage to ensure results are in accordance with agreed-upon quality and timeframes and reports on it
Ensures the programme implementation and Financial Resources to obtain results
Building Strategic Partnerships

Effectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build alliances
Takes responsibility for achieving agreed outputs within set deadlines and strives until successful outputs are achieved
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches

Seeks a broad range of perspectives in developing project proposals
Generates for regional and innovative ideas and effective solutions to problems
Identifies new approaches and promotes their use in other situations
Resource Mobilization (HQ)

Develops detailed knowledge and understanding of key donors, their priorities and areas of interest and adapts content and approach of resource mobilization activities to their requirements
Uses knowledge of donors and successful programmes and projects to contribute to fund raising and resource mobilization strategies
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches
Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines (programme management)
Continues to seeks new and improved methods and systems for accomplishing the work of the unit
Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally
Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments
Client Orientation

Anticipates client needs
Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider
Demonstrates understanding of client's perspective

Core Competencies:
Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents
Building support and political acumen
Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation
Building and promoting effective teams
Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication
Creating an emotionally intelligent organization
Leveraging conflict in the interests of UNDP & setting standards
Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning
Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking
Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master's degree in social sciences, political science, public or business administration, economics or related fields
Experience:

5 years of relevant professional experience and proven track record in managing and implementing development programmes at both HQ and field offices; 2-3 years of experience should be in an international organization, preferably UNDP/UNV.
Experience in managing volunteer programmes and/or in a development context involving volunteers is highly desirable. .
Language Requirements:

Fluency in English and working knowledge of French is required. Knowledge of additional UN languages is desirable
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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Job: Program Officer (Policy Programming), Stanley Foundation (Muscatine, Iowa)

The Stanley Foundation seeks a program officer for its Policy and Outreach Department. The chosen candidate will conceptualize, design, and implement programming that focuses on strengthening multilateral approaches to peace and security and building support for multilateralism, especially in the United States. Foundation programming in this area relies heavily on expert dialogues (dialogues include US and foreign officials, influential scholars, journalists, and NGO leaders). It also includes analysis and a wide variety of communication and advocacy activities to develop and build support for specific policy initiatives.

The Stanley Foundation brings fresh voices, original ideas, and lasting solutions to debates on global and regional problems. It is a nonpartisan, private operating foundation that focuses primarily on peace and security issues and advocates principled multilateralism. For us, principled multilateralism means working respectfully across differences to create balanced and just solutions.

The Stanley Foundation's work recognizes the essential roles of the policy community, media professionals, and the involved public in building sustainable peace. Much of our work aims at connecting people from different backgrounds, and that often produces clarifying insights and innovative solutions.

The program officer reports to the Director of Policy and Outreach and works closely with other foundation program officers and experts. This is an excellent opportunity to shape and focus programming and analysis that fits within the foundation's highly regarded work on evolving global systems, human protection, and nuclear security.

The ideal candidate will be broadly trained in the field of international relations with an advanced degree or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline. In addition, a strong candidate should possess:

Project team leadership experience.
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Advanced analytical and writing skills.
Demonstrated collaborative skills on behalf of shared goals in a team setting.
Proven capacity to set realistic goals and meet program schedules.
Clear ability to connect larger ideas with the practical realities of their accomplishment.
Initiative and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Desirable traits include:

Experience working with the US government or with international organizations.
Experience with policy or foundation programming.
Foreign language skills.
International experience.
The position requires frequent travel.

LOCATION. This position is located at the foundation headquarters in Muscatine, Iowa, a community of 23,000 people on the Mississippi River. The area offers affordable housing, good schools, and a variety of recreational opportunities.

The Stanley Foundation offers competitive salaries and a full benefits package. For more information on the Stanley Foundation, visit our Web site at www.stanleyfoundation.org.

Please send letter of interest, résumé, references, and writing sample that explains an international issue in a clear, direct way to:

Mr. Dana Pittman
Human Resources Administrator
The Stanley Foundation
209 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: 563-264-1500
Fax: 563-264-0864
E-mail: jobs(at)stanleyfoundation.org

Deadline for application: January 11, 2013

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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Internship: WFP Mozambique

Duty station: Maputo, Mozambique.
Duration: 6 months; probation: 1 month; renewable.
Closing date: January 20th, 2013.

Position description: Internship to support the national Nutrition Rehabilitation Programme (NRP).

Background and Context: Within the NRP framework, the Ministry of Health (MoH), with support from United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), provides nutritional treatment (fortified corn soya blend flour) to malnourished Mozambican children, adults with HIV/TB and pregnant and lactating women.

Purpose of the internship: to support MoH and WFP in carry out the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the NRP activities within the out-patient component. This implies, based on field trips, management and coordination of data collection, entry, cleaning and analysis.

Reporting: The intern shall report to the Nutrition Program Officer at the WFP Country Office, and will work in close collaboration with MoH, partners and WFP Sub offices (SOs).

Activities:
1. Support SOs in ensuring quality of data registry and in the collection of data;
2. Carry out observations of anthropometric evaluations during clinical consults;
3. Organize meetings with MoH and partners to discuss study design, and data collection and analysis, as 
well as results;
4. Supervise and train health centre personnel in performing anthropometric measurements, in the screening 
and diagnosis of malnourished patients, and the registration of patient data in registry books;
5. Ensure that health centres supported by WFP have registry material and follow up with WFP procurement 
if more materials are needed.

Expected outcomes and outputs:
Functioning data base with cleaned data ready to be analysed;
Report with the interpretation of the statistical analysis, including description of data. 
Remuneration: The monthly WFP rate is $600 plus daily allowances for field trips ract: no transport, food or accommodation benefit will be provided when at the duty station. 


Qualifications & requirements:
Currently enrolled student (must be enrolled for the duration of the internship) with a BSc./MSc. in Public 
Health, Epidemiology, Nutrition, Medical Statistics or related;
Fluent English and proficiency in Portuguese required; if not, Spanish/Italian to be considered on a case by 
case basis;
Able to work under pressure and in difficult conditions;
Highly proficient in STATA, SPSS, R, or other stat-software package. 


Candidate will register on the WFP website (http://www.wfp.org/about/vacancies/internship) AND will email to rebecca.olson(at)wfp.org (email subject line: WFP-­PRN Internship) the following documentation: (1) 1 page cover letter;; (2) 2 pages CV;; (3) a fictitious back-­to-­office report including a narrative section (2 pages) and a work plan (1 page) based on the following: 
Describe the activities undertaken on a field visit to 5 health centres in the Inhassoro district of Mozambique in order to monitor the implementation of a nutritional rehabilitation program for pregnant and lactating women (PLW), including the tools and strategies you would use to guide you in the monitoring process and assess the effective implementation of the program in each facility. 


Deadline: 20th of January 2013, but the deadline may be extended until suitable candidate will be selected. Note that only selected candidates will be contacted.

Job: Research, Monitoring, & Evaluation Coordinator- IRC (Lubumbashi, DR Congo)


Qualifying Congolese are strongly advised to apply

IRC's DRC Child & Youth Protection and Development Program (CYPD) is recruiting a Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator, R, M& E Coordinator to lead the design, review and implementation of all research, monitoring and evaluation activities for a new girls' education project in DRC. The R, M&E Coordinator will be instrumental in launching and supervising the baseline assessment for the project, setting up an efficient project monitoring system and overseeing the project impact evaluation across all project partners. The Coordinator will also work closely with the Senior M&E Manager currently managing M&E for the Opportunities for Equitable Access to Basic, Quality Primary Education (OPEQ) Project financed by USAID. The Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator will be based in Lubumbashi, Katanga, with frequent travel to Kinshasa and other DRC provinces.

The R, M&E Coordinator will provide direct technical supervision to a team of more than 8 local M&E staff based in different project implementation sites. The R, M&E Coordinator will play a critical role in increasing the capacity of local staff to effectively monitor project implementation as well as manage qualitative and quantitative data collection for the project's impact evaluation. The R, M&E Coordinator will report directly to the project Team Leader, with technical supervision from the Girls' Education Technical Advisor.

Responsibilities:

The R, M&E Coordinator will be responsible for the design, review and implementation of all research, monitoring and evaluation activities in DR Congo. Specific responsibilities include:

Ensure adherence to the general research design, sample selection, data management and analysis and overall research project management.
Directly supervise monitoring and evaluation staff for both project monitoring and the impact evaluation.
Plan and supervise all impact evaluation activities. The impact evaluation includes a mix of quantitative assessments at the individual level and household level (baseline, midline, endline), longitudinal tracking of individuals, as well as a qualitative component.
Piloting and implementing survey instruments, including programming questions onto a mobile phone
Training and supervising data collection staff in data collection procedures, data quality and quality control procedures, storage procedures, etc.
Managing translation of assessments into local language
Managing all field logistics, procuring products, getting approvals from local authorities
Ensuring all data quality protocols are followed in order to ensure high quality data
Managing data collections from the household or individual level to a final, clean dataset delivered to academic partners
Managing the research budget
Working closely with partners implementing the impact evaluation to ensure study protocols are followed
Communicate regularly with the projects academic partners and the IRC's Research, Evaluation and Learning Unit
Plan and supervise all monitoring activities.
Develop monitoring tools and systems
Ensure the proper collection, filing and archiving of all project monitoring data in all project field sites
Train M&E staff in quality control and supervision of monitoring data collection in field sites
Manage the project monitoring database, consolidating data from all project field sites, cleaning data and conducting data verification checks on a regular basis
Ensure the project monitoring data is up to date and available to project staff, partners and donors; ensure all data included in donor reports is accurate and reflects achievements to date
Review and contribute to ongoing improvement of the CYPD monitoring system, in order to respond to new project monitoring needs.
Collaborate with the senior project management team to analyze project monitoring and evaluation data and contribute to on-going learning throughout project implementation
Develop and ensure the implementation of a project knowledge sharing strategy that ensures that all project stakeholders can learn from the project implementation
Contribute to donor reports as it concerns R, M&E activities, lessons learned and challenges
Participate in the development of the program implementation strategy, annual work plans and other program implementation and monitoring planning documents.
Provide technical supervision to a team of field M&E staff, including recruitment and performance management, developing and implementing trainings and on-going professional development activities, and motivating staff performance
Other tasks relevant to fulfilling the objective of the CYPD programs in DR Congo

Requirements:

Bachelor's or Masters degree (social science, public policy, international development, development economics, or a related discipline)
3-6 years experience managing social science field research; experience managing rigorous education research preferred, including supervising data collection, teams of field workers, survey design and implementation
Experience with data management and statistical analysis packages, including SPSS and STATA
Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative, problem solving abilities, and strong organizational and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies
Proven experience in supervision and training in M&E and/or applied research, specific experience training for local teams and local partners an asset
Experience working in unstable areas and in Africa
Written and spoken fluency in French and English

Security Situation/Housing:

The R, M&E Coordinator will be based out of Lubumbashi. Lubumbashi is usually quiet and relatively safe. Petty crime is present but expatriates can normally move around without harassment or danger. For expatriates, the R, M&E Coordinator will be provided with individual housing in a shared compound. This position is unaccompanied.

To apply, visit: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=8786

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Internship: Global News Internship Program, Associated Press

Global News Internship Program

AP's 12-week paid, individually tailored Global News Internship Program for summer 2013 offers full-time students and recent college graduates the opportunity to train across media platforms and learn from skilled journalists and editors dedicated to the highest standards. Integrity is the foundation of AP, reflected in our accurate, fair and honest reporting.

Aspiring cross-format journalists will work in an AP newsroom with a designated trainer, contributing to AP's text, video, photo and interactive reports. Interns will cover breaking news and complete a final enterprise project working across multiple formats. Their stories may be featured in media outlets around the world.

The internship is open to U.S. and international students as well as recent graduates. Applicants must be:
a) current full-time students within two years of earning an undergraduate degree (juniors and seniors) or
b) current full-time graduate students or
c) students who will graduate December 2012 or later

AP will select as many as 20 interns.

U.S. internships are available in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. International locations are Jerusalem, Johannesburg, London, Mexico City, Moscow, New Delhi, Rome, Sao Paulo, Seoul and Tokyo.

You must be able to start the internship in June.

Applications for the 2013 internship open Jan. 2, 2013, on careers.ap.org. Required documents must be submitted online by Jan. 16, 2013, and include:

A 300-word autobiographical essay on this topic: "The Associated Press seeks to recruit and retain a workforce that embodies a wide range of talents, experiences, achievements and journalistic skills. Please describe the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to the company as an intern."
A resume and cover letter (please include your projected graduation date).
Three to five examples of your work (links to a website of your clips, photos, multimedia work and video are preferred).
Two letters of reference, one from a professor or faculty adviser on college/university letterhead and the second from a previous internship or former employer.
For questions, email internship(at)ap.org.

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Job: Program Officer (Research), Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (Dakar, Senegal)

Deadline: 28 February 2013
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) invites applications from African scholars to fill a vacant position of Programme Officer (Research) in its pan-African Secretariat located in Dakar, Senegal. This position is categorized as belonging to the senior staff of the Council and as such is filled on the basis of an international announcement. The successful candidate will work as a member of the Secretariat under the overall supervision of the Executive Secretary of the Council.
Candidates wishing to apply for the position are requested to note the following:
The Programme Officer (Research) works under the supervision of the Senior Programme officer and of Head of Research, and has as his/her primary responsibility the day to day management of a cluster of programmes within the Research Programme of CODESRIA that may include some of the following programmes: the National Working Groups; Comparative Research Networks; Multinational Working Groups; the Academic Freedom Programme; the African Humanities Programme; the Health, Politics and Society Programme; the Programme on Children and Youth; the Economic Research Programme; the Governance Research Programme; the Emerging Powers Programme; the Lusophone Initiative; the Arabophone Initiative; and the South-South Tri-continental Collaborative Programme. The Research Programme also organizes major conferences tied to the Council's programmes and strategy.
In addition to his/her specific responsibilities, the successful candidate will be called upon to perform the following functions: initiate, develop and, where appropriate, manage new projects and programmes; lend support for the realization of the other scientific activities of the Council; organize academic and policy meetings; promote contacts with researchers, professional associations and regional organizations; prepare research and funding proposals on themes connected to their areas of expertise as may be requested by the Executive Secretary; and where appropriate, liaise with funding organizations under the direction of the Executive Secretary.
More information on CODESRIA and its Research Programme can be obtained from the Council's website: www.codesria.org. It is CODESRIA policy to reflect the disciplinary, gender and linguistic diversity of the African social research community in its structures. In this connection, female candidates are especially encouraged to send in their applications for consideration for this position.

QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must:
•Have a sound university education and post-doctoral working experience in a research and/or training environment;
•Have a good knowledge of CODESRIA and possess a demonstrable ability to mobilize and promote the work of African researchers;
•Know and be familiar with the African and international scientific community;
•Have a proven experience of management in an academic environment;
•Be experienced in fund-raising, resource management and the preparation of reports for donors;
•Have a distinguished record of publication in peer-reviewed journals;
•Be fluent in French or English and have a good working knowledge of the other language.
WORKING CONDITIONS The salary level that will be offered will depend on the successful applicants' experience and qualifications, and will be comparable to those of similar posts in other international organizations that apply the UN salary grill.

HOW TO APPLY All applicants wishing to be considered for the position are required to supply the following documents:
1. A written application;
2. A detailed CV describing the candidate's professional experience;
3. Three reference letters, two of which must come from people living in countries other than the applicant's country of residence;
4. Three or four of the candidate's recent publications.
5. Copies of relevant academic certificates The reference letters in support of candidates must be sealed and sent under separate cover and marked 'Confidential Reference'. The application letters and other supporting documents of candidates should be sent in a sealed envelope marked 'Application Documents'. Both the application and the reference letters should be sent to: The Executive Secretary CODESRIA Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop X Canal IV P.O. Box 3304 CP 18524 Dakar/SENEGAL Email: executive.secretary@codesria.sn
CLOSING DATE All applications must be received by 28 February 2013. Any application received after this date will not be considered.

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Call for Applications: Arab Water Governance studies in Berlin as part of Erasmus Mundus

Arab Water Governance studies in Berlin as part of Erasmus Mundus
Deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Details:
Arab politicians, scientist and governmental advisors have become increasingly aware of the situation. Changing patterns of domestic need, population growth changes in agricultural practices, new irrigation schemes, water pricing, water sector reforms, decentralisation, Integrated Water Resource Management and participation are some of the buzzwords that have marked recent developments in the regions but their actual effects and underlying drivers are in fact often unclear.

Potential topic areas:

•Understanding and evaluating recent reforms in water governance in the region from an institutionalist and governance perspective, with a focus on, for example:
•private sector participation, decentralisation
•irrigation management reform, groundwater and surface water
•pollution governance,
•participation, new water management and planning regimes
•initiatives to introduce collective or collaborative water management at the level of single irrigation schemes, groundwaters or (sub-)basins
•management of the water - land use - agriculture nexus
•implications of renewable energy production schemes for water management.
•Understanding and evaluating the implications of climate change for water governance.
•Understanding and explaining cross regional disparities in performance with the aim of deriving determinant factors.

The implementation of this research line in its first phase will extend over four years (2013-2016). Research and teaching activities shall be combined wherever possible, and preferably should apply interdisciplinary approaches.

•Who should apply?
Proposals are welcome from students (Diploma, Master, Candidates of science/PhD, Post-Docs) and scholars from all participating universities and beyond. Local studies and projects in the region and Master thesis to be developed together with scientific supervisors familiar with the subject are welcome! Similarly, students and scholars from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and German students wishing to join Humboldt Universität for their thesis work are invited to develop appropriate projects and to submit their application.

•How to apply?
Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and Master students with interest to work on the above and related questions are requested to submit their applications. Doctoral and postdoctoral students should provide a 1200 max. words research proposal that outlines a problem settings, research questions, research design and methodology and a motivation letter; requirement for admission to doctoral studies at Humboldt is a degree equivalent to a German Master's degree concluded with "good" as final mark - please provide copies of certificates of previous degrees as part of your application; Master students should provide a motivation letter and a brief topic idea for potential research)

In case of further questions, please contact:

•Prof. Dr. Andreas Thiel: Email: a.thiel(at)hu-berlin.de, heading the research group on Environmental Governance at Humboldt with scientific interest in the transformation of water governance, natural resource management and climate change policy (http://www.environmental-governance.hu-berlin.de/)
•Prof. Dr. Matthias Weiter, e-mail: matthiasweiter(at)googlemail.com Active in technology and resource management in the tropics and subtropics working towards a bilateral masters program "Integrated Water Resources Management".(http://www.agrar.hu-berlin.de/fakultaet/departments/daoe/ihe/Mitarb)
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin offers its collaboration to the best projects. Students might be involved, upon their selection in the EM "Peace" or "Al Fihri" call, in English language Master courses such as "Integrated Natural Resource Management", "Agricultural Economics" or "International ERASMUS Mundus Master in Rural Development" at Humboldt Universität for one or two semesters or for studying towards a Master degree at HU, visiting scholars could be invited for doctoral or post-doctoral research.

For further information on the application procedure contact the coordinator of the consortium alfihri(at)deusto.es and at Humboldt-Universität erasmus.mundus(at)hu-berlin.de
Please, also check this website www.international.hu-berlin.de/erasmusmundus

More info at the following pages:

Announcement PEACE EMA2 Lot2 Arab Dec 2012
Fields of studies and offers to EMA-2 mobilities at HU
PEACE_Call for applications guidelines.

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Job: Strategic Planning Advisor, UNDP, Yangon, Myanmar


Location : Yangon, MYANMAR
Application Deadline : 14-Jan-13
Type of Contract : FTA International
Post Level : P-5
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : One year

Background

Myanmar consists of diverse ethnic groups and poverty levels are currently at an estimated 26 per cent of the population.

Myanmar is at an historic stage in its development. Parliament and governments have been formed at the national and region/state levels, and the new Constitution provides for basic principles of democracy, human rights, and social services. The Government has expressed its interest to work with the international community to help advance the reform process, and a number of positive reform steps have already led to increasing engagement with the international community.

Conflicts occur in many parts of the country. Violence has resulted in internally displaced persons, curtailed basic services and limited economic opportunities. This is against a backdrop of severe vulnerability and poverty in these underdeveloped areas of Myanmar. The country is also highly vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events, as the devastating Cyclone Nargis of 2008 showed.

Ceasefires have been successfully negotiated with 10 non-state actors and talks are underway with the 11th non-state actor still yet to sign the agreement. The Government has recently established the Myanmar Peace Centre as a one-stop shop for liaising with the international community on peace building initiatives.

Natural disasters and human-induced humanitarian crises are likely to put sustainable development at risk. Sustained transition should aim at a seamless process of scaling down humanitarian assistance (an exit strategy) and a scaling up recovery and reconciliation linked to longer-term development goals. Such process needs to be articulated jointly by humanitarian and development actors, within a single and integrated strategy that shifts the analytical perspective from the symptoms of the crisis to the underlying causes, and from short-term to medium-term and long-term objectives.

When the UN System works together to provide a well-coordinated, focused, and coherent response to the country's priority problems, the impact it can have is much greater than when UN agencies work alone. No single agency has the range of funds, skills, knowledge, and experience to tackle the multi-dimensional causes of poverty. Working together, the UN System can provide advice and assistance in a wide range of issues, and can ensure that the support provided by each agency is complementary, rather than duplicative.

Enhancing the prospects of a seamless transition requires a correspondingly strengthened coordination support capacity for the role of RC, and it should be performed in close collaboration with the OCHA who plays the same role for the HC.

Post Category

Development Project Funded (DPF) post

Duties and Responsibilities:

As the designated representative of the Secretary-General, and team leader of the UN system organizations, the Resident Coordinator assumes overall responsibility for and coordination of the operational activities for development of the United Nations system carried out a the country level, in conformity with the objectives and priorities of the Government and mandates and objectives of United Nations system organizations.

Under the direct supervision of the RC/HC, and in collaboration with other RC Office staff, and with OCHA and joint UNCT working groups as relevant, the incumbent's key functions are to :

-Provide advice on policy development and planning
-Provide input and guidance to the design of UN strategic plans
-Strengthen coordination mechanisms
-Oversee the operations of the RCO

Policy Development and Planning:
-To support and facilitate needs assessment processes and any other analytical work to help determine the UNCT strategy and priorities, reflecting the overall framework of the Millennium Development Goals;
-Where relevant, liaise closely with OCHA to ensure complementarity in policy advice, coordination mechanisms and field presence
-Facilitate and monitor quality of UN contributions to internal and external medium to long term needs assessment exercises and other similar analytical work;
-Reinforce capacity of the UN Country Team to analyze political, social and economic trends, including support to preparation of key periodic situational analyses;
-To support and facilitate the definition of the UN's strategy, role, and common priorities.
-To support various coordination mechanisms including support to lead agencies of Theme Groups and Inter-Agency Task Forces;
-To facilitate, at the request of the RC and UNCT, consultations with the Government, donors and organizations of the UN system, and provide technical support for policy and programme development and related strategic initiatives. At the request of the RC or UNCT, represent the RC or UNCT in various national and UN meetings as well as in regional coordination of UN activities; liaise with the UNSG's Special Envoy's Office as and when needed;
-Where appropriate, work with the political actors in the country to ensure a coordinated and complementary approach to recovery and reconciliation.

Provide input and guidance to the design of UN strategic plans:
-Support the RC in the preparation and coordination of UN strategic plans (such as the UNDAF or similar), based on needs assessments, analysis and other identified priorities and strategies;
-To support the RC and UNCT in engaging bilateral and multilateral donors, including for resources mobilization, and to direct the initiation and development of related preparatory and follow-up action; --Provide input and guidance in the development of appropriate modalities for a multi-donor trust fund and or resource mobilization mechanisms;
-Support the RC and the UNCT in the preparation of a Common Country Assessment (CCA) and a UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), when appropriate;
-Where relevant, liaise closely with OCHA to ensure complementary in policy advice, coordination mechanisms and field presence;
-Ensure appropriate linkages are made to other ongoing initiatives - e.g. the preparation of the national budget, I-PRSPs or donor strategies.

Coordination Mechanisms:
-Ensure efficient secretariat functions are provided to the UNCT;
-Coordinates the development and implementation of cross-cutting and management policy among the various components of UNCT, when required;
-Ensure that advice and information on cross-cutting issues is coordinated with all relevant components of UNCT. Ensures effective functioning of coherent communications structures and systems and serves as the focal point for communication with United Nations Headquarters in New York;
-Strengthen the RCO's information and reporting systems, ensuring efficient flows of information between the RC and the UNCT as well as the UN Global system including DOCO;
-Ensure M&E systems are in place for the purpose of the UN Strategic Framework and recovery related activities in the UN & Partners work plan;
-Monitor relevant developments in the Security Council, and within the Peace and Security departments of the United Nations HQ;
-Support the UNCT in the development of a common work plan ensuring timeliness, coherence and quality of results and the promotion and development of proposals for UN System capacity building initiatives in order to achieve shared results;
-Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with Agency representatives, UN Colleagues and Government counterparts of all levels;
-Ensure that information regarding planning and programming activities of the UN system is conveyed in a transparent manner to all UN Agencies and Partners;
-Support the RC and UNCT in engaging bilateral and multilateral donors, including for resource mobilization, and direct the initiation and development of related preparatory and follow-up action;
-Provide input and guidance in the development of appropriate modalities for resource mobilization mechanisms;
-Support the RC in identifying and managing required resources for coordination; Where the UNCT decides to promote joint programmes in a given area, support the elaboration, negotiation and implementation of these programmes through concrete and immediate support on operational and substantive issues as required;
-Establish system to effectively monitor and report progress of UNCT against jointly agreed results including regular reports such as: reporting against conference declarations, producing the RC Annual Report, UN Thematic Reports, Unified UN Development Reports, inputs to the Secretary-General's Quarterly Reports to the Security Council;
-Serve as interface with the Development Group Office.

Oversee the operations of the RCO:
-Provide leadership, coordination and effective oversight to established coordination structures;
-Set priorities, supervise and ensure follow-up and feedback;
-Provide strategic advice and technical support to RC, and other heads of agencies on transitional and development issues;
-Provide direction and guidance on the transition from humanitarian to recovery and development led coordination;
-Manage and coordinate the preparation of the RC Annual Plan and Report, ensuring an inclusive process to capture the key outputs of the UNCT's work;
-Financial management: Establishes and implements adequate internal controls to ensure the integrity of financial transaction, systems and reports consistently applies rules and regulations;
-Prepare proposals for the allocation of RC and UNDG funds. Monitor and control the usage of these funds, review transactions and prepare expenditure reports;
-Serve as interface with UN Development Group Office;
-Coordinate and prepare inputs into reports of the Resident Coordinator.

Competencies:
-Strategic vision and strong technical and analytical capabilities. Good political judgment.
-Excellent organizational and management skills.
-Ability to negotiate at decision-making level.
-Ability to handle effectively multiple tasks without compromising quality, team spirit and positive working relationships.
-Ability to operate effectively in a changing and complex environment, and to produce results under stress.
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
-Proven experience of UN coordination and working and working with UN Country teams.
-Proven experience in humanitarian resource mobilization and preferably transition coordination.
-Good knowledge of UN system, procedures and operational activities for development. Previous experience in UNDAF planning/strategic UN planning of development or recovery plans will be considered as plus.
-Knowledge of results-based management, monitoring and evaluation.

Required Skills and Experience:
Education:
Master's degree or higher, in development, economics, political science, statistics, international development, management, coordination and related disciplines.

Experience:
Senior grade advisor with at least 10 years work experience in development and/or transitional operations. At least four years work experience in the field, ideally in a post-conflict setting.

Language Requirements:
Full proficiency in English.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

To apply, visit: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?cur_job_id=34755

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Job: UNICEF Chief Child Protection (Myanmar)

Apply by January 17, 2013

Purpose of the Position
Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative, you will be accountable for the development, design, planning, implementation and management of the Child Protection programme within the country programme.

As head of section, you will direct, lead and manage a group of professional and support staff to develop, manage and administer the sectoral or inter-sectoral project/programme.

Key Expected Results
1. Programme Planning, Development and Management.
Enhance effective sectoral or inter-sectoral planning, development and management by leading, guiding, coordinating and supporting the timely completion of the Situational Analysis and its periodic update through accurate and complete monitoring and analysis, and the timely preparation or finalization of sectoral input. Provide substantive advice, recommendations and input in the formulation of country programme documents and plans of actions relating to Child Protection programme.

Takes primary responsibility for the development of the sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for programme management, implementation and monitoring of assigned sectoral activity, in compliance with the defined programme strategies and approaches.

Monitor developments at the international, regional and provincial levels; develop methodologies and new approaches for improving Child Protection programme effectiveness.

Provide seasoned technical recommendations and advice on major programme directions and on introduction of new initiatives in the country.

2. Promotion of UNICEF Global Goals.
Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through advocacy and policy dialogue in the Child Protection sector through active engagement in communication, networking and participation at every opportunity inside and outside UNICEF, leveraging the strength of UNICEF mission, goals and programmes.

3. Knowledge Management.
Promote knowledge management by exchange of knowledge, information, situation analysis, experience or lessons learned; promote knowledge sharing and technical input or recommendations on major programme directions and on introduction of new initiatives in the country.


4. Rights-Based Projects through Results-Based Approach.
Promote the quality of rights-based Child Protection projects and programmes through the formulation of project goals and strategies and approaches. Bring coherence, synergy and added value to sectoral or project management processes using a results-based management approach to planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

5. Sectoral Work Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring.
Responsible for development of the sectoral work plan as well as implementation and monitoring of assigned project/sectoral activity, ensuring compliance with project strategies and approaches; provide training, support and guidance to sectoral team. Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender/sex disaggregated data.

6. Project Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting.
Ensure project, sectoral or inter-sectoral efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation. Participation in major evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sector review meetings with government counterparts. Ensure the preparation of annual Child Protection sector status reports.

7. Effective partnerships established for child protection in development, emergency, conflict, post conflict and peace building context
Ensure partnerships for child protection take into account cutting -edge knowledge and practice in development, emergency, conflict, post-conflict and peace building contexts.

8. UNICEF and Government Accountability.
Coordinates with Operations and Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to management in compliance with the regulations and guidelines.

9. Communication, Collaboration, Networking and Partnership.
Provide technical and policy advice to the Senior Programme Officer on Child Protection project or sectoral strategies, planning and implementation; provide interpretation of guidelines and organizational policy, contributing to the development of new guidelines through the programme cycle.

Ensure exchange of information, experience, identify new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve delivery of services and achieve Child Protection programme requirements and objectives. Provide authoritative advice/guidance/interpretation of programme policy and guidelines.
Conduct field visits to monitor programmes and gather information. Conduct periodic programme reviews with Government counterparts and other partners.

Collaborate with Programme Communication Officer to ensure development of effective communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and social mobilization efforts.

Coordinate with Regional Advisers and HQ Officers. Collaborate with other Project or Programme Officers to ensure the integration of the project/sectoral programme with other sectors.

Collaborate with the Operations Section and Government authorities to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of Child Protection project or sectoral planning and implementation, to coordinate financial and supply management requirements as well as to ensure accountability.

Interact with Government and other partners, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of Child Protection programme/project implementation to follow up on agreements and recommendations. Provide technical support and guidance on appropriate technical, financial and institutional capacity building measures to achieve Child Protection programme goals. Conduct orientation and training programmes targeted to Government authorities.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Advanced university degree, preferably in the social sciences, law or other relevant field.*
Ten years of relevant work experience at national and international levels, relevant to international development assistance. in the areas of child protection.
Background/familiarity with Emergency.
Fluency in English and a second UN language.
Local working language of the duty station an asset.

*A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.

Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.

Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.

Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.

Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.

Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.

Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.

Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://careers.unicef.org/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_posting_app...

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Research Fellowship: Mercy Corps, Inter-Religious Peacebuilding in Northern Nigeria (DC Based)

This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in the field(s) of international development, monitoring and evaluation, conflict management and/or peacebuilding initiatives to work closely with experienced staff while getting hands-on field experience.

Position Description

Position Title: Inter-Religious Peacebuilding in Northern Nigeria (IPNN) Research Fellow
Duty Station: Washington, D.C.
Position Category: Full-time Part-time AND Regular Temporary
Duration: 18 Months
Application Process: Please submit CVs and Cover Letter by February 1, 2013
Program/Department Summary:

Mercy Corps works almost exclusively in high‐risk conflict and post‐conflict environments. We currently have programs in more than 40 countries; the vast majority of these fall into the category of fragile or critically weak states. While we recognize that these are difficult places to operate, we believe that transitional environments - countries affected by civil wars, economic and political crisis, or natural disasters - also offer tremendous opportunities for positive change.

Helping people find ways to break the cycle of violence and promote peaceful change is at the heart of Mercy Corps' mandate. Mercy Corps' Youth and Conflict Management team is responsible for helping Mercy Corps' field offices design and implement programs in a broad range of conflict and post‐conflict settings. We currently support over 40 conflict management and peacebuilding programs world‐wide. Our approach is built on three core foundations. First, we work with local leaders and communities in conflict‐affected societies to help them gain the tools and skills they need to re‐establish trust, rebuild relationships, and talk about the difficult issues that have led to violence. Second, we help our local partners implement development programs that address the underlying issues that are fuelling violence, whether competition over access to land or water, youth unemployment and alienation, or political and economic discrimination. Third, we actively seek to measure the impact of our programs, learn which approaches work (and which do not), and disseminate our findings to the broader development and policy community.

General Position Summary:
The Research Fellow will work closely with the Director of the Youth and Conflict Management team and the Nigeria field team to assist in the implementation of a grant received from the GHR Foundation, entitled Inter‐Religious Peacebuilding in Northern Nigeria (IPNN). The IPNN project will strategically build on a three‐year DFID‐funded program that aims to resolve pastoralist/farmer conflict in Northern Nigeria. The DFID project will: 1) strengthen the capacity of local leaders to resolve conflicts through negotiation training and mentoring in dispute resolution; 2) support the sustainability of dispute resolution through joint economic and natural resource initiatives; and 3) raise awareness of the economic costs of conflict and promote long‐term policy solutions through research and advocacy. IPNN will be implemented together with this DFID grant as a single, coherent program. However, it will explore the inter‐faith dimensions more closely.

Specifically, IPNN will: 1) deepen the program's interfaith activities by supporting 50 religious leaders to discuss religious tolerance and implement faithbased peacebuilding activities in their communities; 2) support rigorous evaluation of the role of religion in peacebuilding in northern Nigeria and the impact of interfaith activities on peacebuilding outcomes;and 3) broadly disseminate the program's findings to policy makers and practitioners. The IPNN Research Fellow will be responsible for monitoring and evaluation activities under IPNN and all related outreach efforts to donors and policy audiences.

Specifically, the Research Fellow will:
1. Conduct an assessment of religious dynamics, leaders, and tensions in northern Nigeria.
2. Work with the Director of Y‐CM, the Nigeria field team, and a board of advisors in Nigeria to
refine research questions and develop appropriate research design and data collection tools
3. Participate in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis on the impact of IPNN.
4. Write up quarterly reports to the donor.
5. Assist in the development of fact sheets and success stories
6. Write up final research results.
7. Create an interactive map of peacebuilding projects in Nigeria
8. Help organize donor meetings and other public events related to disseminating research results
programs.
9. Other tasks, as requested.


Knowledge and Experience:

Excellent quantitative and qualitative research and analysis skills, including strong knowledge of statistics.
Excellent writing and computer skills required
Excellent organizational abilities required.

Success Factors:
A successful candidate for this position will be highly motivated and interested in helping create a body of information about Mercy Corps conflict programs that will be used for years to come. Candidates must be creative, self‐motivated and capable of working in a situation where the supervisor may be traveling frequently. This position will require frequent travel to the field and a successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the ability to work in developing countries and less secure environments.


Organizational Learning:


As part of Mercy Corps' agency‐wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are
responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non‐formal professional learning
activities.

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position currently holds no supervisory responsibility.

Works Directly With:
Director, Mercy Corps Youth & Conflict Management Team
Nigeria field team, members TBD

Living Conditions:

The Fellow will be based in Washington, D.C. and will travel periodically to field locations in Nigeria.
Mercy Corps' head office in Nigeria is in Abuja where security is generally good although petty crime can be a problem. Housing, health care, water, electricity and consumer goods are all reasonably accessible and there are good international and domestic travel options from Abuja Airport. Access to field sites can be restricted based on security constraints.

Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Staff are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps' policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in‐country venues.

Application Process

Those interested in this fellowship should submit a resume and a statement of interest to Mercy Corps' Metrics and Internship Officer at internship(at)mercycorps.org by February 1, 2013. In your statement, you are encouraged to discuss any experiences directly relevant to the projects outlined. You may wish to describe your career interests (specifically as they relate to conflict management, peacebuilding, or development) and discuss your previous work and educational experiences demonstrating these interests.

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Research Fellowship: Mercy Corps, Inter-Religious Peacebuilding in Northern Nigeria (DC Based)

This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in the field(s) of international development, monitoring and evaluation, conflict management and/or peacebuilding initiatives to work closely with experienced staff while getting hands-on field experience.

Position Description

Position Title: Inter-Religious Peacebuilding in Northern Nigeria (IPNN) Research Fellow
Duty Station: Washington, D.C.
Position Category: Full-time Part-time AND Regular Temporary
Duration: 18 Months
Application Process: Please submit CVs and Cover Letter by February 1, 2013
Program/Department Summary:

Mercy Corps works almost exclusively in high‐risk conflict and post‐conflict environments. We currently have programs in more than 40 countries; the vast majority of these fall into the category of fragile or critically weak states. While we recognize that these are difficult places to operate, we believe that transitional environments - countries affected by civil wars, economic and political crisis, or natural disasters - also offer tremendous opportunities for positive change.

Helping people find ways to break the cycle of violence and promote peaceful change is at the heart of Mercy Corps' mandate. Mercy Corps' Youth and Conflict Management team is responsible for helping Mercy Corps' field offices design and implement programs in a broad range of conflict and post‐conflict settings. We currently support over 40 conflict management and peacebuilding programs world‐wide. Our approach is built on three core foundations. First, we work with local leaders and communities in conflict‐affected societies to help them gain the tools and skills they need to re‐establish trust, rebuild relationships, and talk about the difficult issues that have led to violence. Second, we help our local partners implement development programs that address the underlying issues that are fuelling violence, whether competition over access to land or water, youth unemployment and alienation, or political and economic discrimination. Third, we actively seek to measure the impact of our programs, learn which approaches work (and which do not), and disseminate our findings to the broader development and policy community.

General Position Summary:
The Research Fellow will work closely with the Director of the Youth and Conflict Management team and the Nigeria field team to assist in the implementation of a grant received from the GHR Foundation, entitled Inter‐Religious Peacebuilding in Northern Nigeria (IPNN). The IPNN project will strategically build on a three‐year DFID‐funded program that aims to resolve pastoralist/farmer conflict in Northern Nigeria. The DFID project will: 1) strengthen the capacity of local leaders to resolve conflicts through negotiation training and mentoring in dispute resolution; 2) support the sustainability of dispute resolution through joint economic and natural resource initiatives; and 3) raise awareness of the economic costs of conflict and promote long‐term policy solutions through research and advocacy. IPNN will be implemented together with this DFID grant as a single, coherent program. However, it will explore the inter‐faith dimensions more closely.

Specifically, IPNN will: 1) deepen the program's interfaith activities by supporting 50 religious leaders to discuss religious tolerance and implement faithbased peacebuilding activities in their communities; 2) support rigorous evaluation of the role of religion in peacebuilding in northern Nigeria and the impact of interfaith activities on peacebuilding outcomes;and 3) broadly disseminate the program's findings to policy makers and practitioners. The IPNN Research Fellow will be responsible for monitoring and evaluation activities under IPNN and all related outreach efforts to donors and policy audiences.

Specifically, the Research Fellow will:
1. Conduct an assessment of religious dynamics, leaders, and tensions in northern Nigeria.
2. Work with the Director of Y‐CM, the Nigeria field team, and a board of advisors in Nigeria to
refine research questions and develop appropriate research design and data collection tools
3. Participate in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis on the impact of IPNN.
4. Write up quarterly reports to the donor.
5. Assist in the development of fact sheets and success stories
6. Write up final research results.
7. Create an interactive map of peacebuilding projects in Nigeria
8. Help organize donor meetings and other public events related to disseminating research results
programs.
9. Other tasks, as requested.


Knowledge and Experience:

Excellent quantitative and qualitative research and analysis skills, including strong knowledge of statistics.
Excellent writing and computer skills required
Excellent organizational abilities required.

Success Factors:
A successful candidate for this position will be highly motivated and interested in helping create a body of information about Mercy Corps conflict programs that will be used for years to come. Candidates must be creative, self‐motivated and capable of working in a situation where the supervisor may be traveling frequently. This position will require frequent travel to the field and a successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the ability to work in developing countries and less secure environments.


Organizational Learning:


As part of Mercy Corps' agency‐wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are
responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non‐formal professional learning
activities.

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position currently holds no supervisory responsibility.

Works Directly With:
Director, Mercy Corps Youth & Conflict Management Team
Nigeria field team, members TBD

Living Conditions:

The Fellow will be based in Washington, D.C. and will travel periodically to field locations in Nigeria.
Mercy Corps' head office in Nigeria is in Abuja where security is generally good although petty crime can be a problem. Housing, health care, water, electricity and consumer goods are all reasonably accessible and there are good international and domestic travel options from Abuja Airport. Access to field sites can be restricted based on security constraints.

Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Staff are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps' policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in‐country venues.

Application Process

Those interested in this fellowship should submit a resume and a statement of interest to Mercy Corps' Metrics and Internship Officer at internship(at)mercycorps.org by February 1, 2013. In your statement, you are encouraged to discuss any experiences directly relevant to the projects outlined. You may wish to describe your career interests (specifically as they relate to conflict management, peacebuilding, or development) and discuss your previous work and educational experiences demonstrating these interests.

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Fellowship: Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The U.S. Department of State Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program was renamed the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program to honor one of the most distinguished and capable American diplomats of the latter half of the 20th century. Mr. Pickering held the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest rank in the U.S. Foreign Service. He served as Ambassador to Nigeria, El Salvador, Israel, India, and the Russian Federation, finishing his career as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. For more information on Ambassador Pickering, please visit the US Department of State website.

The Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Department of State seeks a Foreign Service that represents America in world affairs with citizens who reflect the diversity and excellence of our society. The Program seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Fellowship develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.

The Award

For the 2013 Fellowships, financial support of up to $40,000 per academic year for each of a two-year master's degree program will be provided for:

Tuition costs (first priority)
Room and board
Books
Mandatory Fees
One round trip ticket between Fellow's residence and his/her academic institutions
Internships

Graduate-level Fellows receive stipends during participation in one ten-week domestic summer internship between the first and second year of graduate school, and one ten-week summer overseas internship following the second year of graduate school. These internships provide students with valuable work experience in Foreign Affairs as they engage in the teamwork, the challenges, and the skills needed to perform the duties of a foreign service officer.

Mentoring

Guidance from a Foreign Service officer is provided during graduate school.

Testing

Fellows must meet Department of State Foreign Service entry requirements and take both the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) and the Foreign Service Oral Assessment (FSOA) at least once prior to the completion of the academic requirements of the Fellowship.

Contractual Agreement

Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of three years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer. Candidates must be able to obtain medical, security, and suitability clearances in order to remain in the program. Candidates who do not successfully complete the program and fail to meet Foreign Service entry requirements may be subject to a reimbursement obligation to the U.S. Department of State.

For more info, and to apply, visit:
http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_grad/program.php


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Job: Logistics Manager, Haiti

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 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.

Logistics Manager, Haiti

We are currently seeking a Logistics Manager for The Expanded Food Security Safety Net Response for the Southeast Department of Haiti project. The Logistics Manager's responsibilities include managing the overall design, implementation, and reporting of the project's non-food item (NFI) management and distribution in the field. S/he will be responsible for overseeing and implementing non-food item distribution activities and for the transport and dispatch of all NFIs, including oversight of distribution of agricultural inputs, hygiene and sanitation items, tools for rehabilitation of health fixed points, and tools for Cash for Work activities. The Logistics Manager will work closely with the Chief of Party and the office staff in Jacmel and Port-au-Prince throughout the program implementation in the Southeast Department of Haiti. The Logistics Manager will supervise the Field Logistician.

Responsibilities:

Provide management and technical oversight to all NFI management related activities.
Responsible for non-food item distribution schedules for all program activities managed by ACDI/VOCA and setting up tracking systems for non-food items and all electronic NFI reporting.
With the Procurement Manager, the Logistics Manager is responsible for negotiating with private contractors, coordinating delivery of NFIs to field sites and signing off.
Work closely with agricultural extensionists, ground organizers, nutrition coordinator, and financial and administrative staff to ensure proper receipt and use of non-food items.
Ensure appropriate systems are in place for proper warehousing, transport and distribution of non-food items.
Ensure proper inventory control and reconciliation at warehouses and distribution points.
Make frequent visits to the field, warehouses and distribution points to oversee non-food item distributions and other logistics, and to ensure compliance with accepted procedures and principles.
Supervise the field logistician and assist her/him in the coordination and processing of final distributions.
Ensure that financial and administrative staff have adequate knowledge in non-food item management, end-use monitoring, record maintenance and report preparation.
Report to the Chief of Party on technical and administrative aspects of the project, as well as all issues related to community relationships.
Cultivate good relations with local Haitian authorities, REPONSE Seed Network, and beneficiaries in targeted communes. Develop, liaise and maintain relationships with other organizations to enhance program development, as appropriate.
Oversee budgets to ensure all non-food item management activity expenditures are in compliance with ACDI/VOCA and donor policies and regulations as well as within the scope of the approved program budget and program implementation timeframe.
Coordinate and communicate with the program staff, stakeholders and partners involved in project implementation including progress updates, revisions to pipelines and timely contributions to donor reports.
Ensure quality development of project reports, contracts, and other programming documents, and monitor ongoing activities to ensure they are achieving the intended objectives and are in full compliance with donor regulations.
Ensure implementation of donor regulations and ACDI/VOCA non-food item management for proper management and control of NFIs from warehouse to beneficiaries.

Qualifications:
Minimum of 10 years overseas experience in the international development field is required
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., logistics, supply chain management, business management or other related field) is highly desirable
Experience in supply chain management in an emergency environment, including procurement, transport and distribution, warehouse and stock management. Work experience in the evaluation of emergency programs in Haiti or Francophone Africa is required.
Demonstrated proficiency in the field of people and project management
Prior experience with USAID projects, procedures, policies, and reporting requirements is required; prior experience with Title II projects is highly preferred
Effective record of building relationships with governmental organizations as well as private and community organizations is required
Established track record of achieving results within difficult working environments is required
Fluency in French and Creole is required. Working knowledge of English is an asset.

To apply, visit:
http://www.fpa.org/jobs/?act=show_job&job_id=1799

Job: Investigator, Democratic Republic of Congo, Global Witness

Global Witness is a dynamic international organisation that campaigns to prevent natural resource-related conflict and corruption and associated environmental and human rights abuses. We collect irrefutable evidence through our investigations and combine it with powerful advocacy to force change.


Global Witness is looking to hire an investigator for an exciting project for up to 23 months, starting earliest February 2013 and ending 31 December 2014, based at its London office. Applicants must have strong experience as a journalist or researcher and good French. Salary will be competitive.


For full details about this vacancy, visit http://www.globalwitness.org/about-us/jobs/investigator-democratic-republic-congo.


To apply for this position, please send a CV and covering letter, neither of which should exceed two-pages, to recruitmentcampaigns@globalwitness.org. For this vacancy only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date of 15th January 2013.

Email:
recruitmentcampaigns@globalwitness.org
Deadline:
15th January 2013
Salary Range:
£37,236 - £41,000

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