Logistics / Maintenance Clerk - Cairo (source: UNIFEM)

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Application Deadline: 17 August 2014
Post Level: SB-2
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Malawi: Procurement Officer (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-07-30 21:11
Organization: Ayala Consulting
Country: Malawi
Closing date: 15 Sep 2014

Ayala Consulting offers unique professional opportunities to gain experience in social protection, work with high-profile international organizations and national governments, and aid poor and vulnerable populations.

The Procurement Officer will be responsible for planning and controlling the finance function of the program. This position is for a minimum 1 year assignment.

Ayala Consulting

Ayala Consulting specializes in the design and implementation of Social Protection programs including Conditional/Unconditional Cash and In-kind Transfer programs, Cash for Work programs, and National Registries. Our principal clients include the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, UNICEF, Department for International Development, and various national governments worldwide. We are committed to fostering a culturally diverse work environment and providing opportunities for dedicated individuals to grow with the company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Procure goods and services according to donor rules and procedures
  • Participate in the preparation of bidding documents, tendering, evaluation of proposals and selection of successful bidder
  • Prepare draft contract documents for Internal Procurement Committee (IPC)’s consideration
  • Maintain minutes of IPC meetings
  • Establish and update an effective inventory control system
  • Establish a procurement planning and monitoring system in line with donor templates
  • Ensure value for money and establish cost controls
  • Facilitate and guide all implementers in making the right decisions on procurement of goods and services
  • Prepare annual/ quarterly procurement plans and reports for timely submission to Government of Malawi and donor organization.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management, Economics, Business Administration, Accounting or its equivalent.
  • At least three years experience in performing procurement related activities in reputable and high performing public sector organization
  • Demonstrate extensive practical experience and skills in all aspects of International and National Competitive Bidding and experience in procurement procedures with regard to KfW and EU-funded programs and Government of Malawi procurement procedures.
  • Computer literate. Good knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Excellent communication, writing and reporting skills.

How to apply:

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should e-mail their application letters enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae (CVs), plus references to: Juan Carlos Silva: jsilva@ayalaconsulting.com.ec.

This is an immediate opening, and selection will be made as soon as possible.

This is a unique opportunity for the right candidate to gain experience in the field. The ideal candidate is motivated to assume responsibility and provide high-quality work to consolidate their career in the finance within the development and social protection fields.

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Guatemala: Communications Officer - Antigua, Guatemala (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:58
Organization: Constru Casa
Country: Guatemala
Closing date: 18 Aug 2014

About Constru Casa:

Constru Casa is a non-profit organization, founded in 2004, that aims to improve the quality of life among Guatemalans living in extreme poverty through the provision of basic housing, support programs and community development projects related to health and education.

We work in collaboration with two overseas foundations, Stichting Constru Casa in Holland and Friends of Constru Casa in the USA. These foundations, in addition to international foundations and organizations, generous donors and volunteers, enable Constru Casa to reach the most needy in Guatemala.

For more information please visit: www.construcasa.org.

The office of Constru Casa is located in San Pedro Las Huertas, La Antigua, Guatemala, however the organization carries out projects throughout the country.

Position Summary:

Constru Casa is an established organization in Guatemala with an amazing potential for growth. We are looking for a skilled, strategic and dedicated candidate to take the responsibilities of the Communications Officer.

This position within the organizations is closely linked to fundraising for our projects. Our Communications Officer holds a key position within the organization due to the responsibility related to information dissemination as well as building and maintaining the relationship of Constru Casa with our donors and supporters. In addition to Communications the candidate holds a key position in the area of Marketing and Promotions becoming this way an important asset in our fundraising efforts and activities. The incumbent will work closely with the General Manager and other team members and will be in regular contact with our fundraising partners in Holland and the USA to manage a robust and cohesive marketing program.

Role and Responsibility for the Communications Officer:

Manage and execute a creative marketing and communications strategy relying on the Fundraising and Communication Plan of the organization. The Communications Officer is expected to supplement existing strategies with innovative campaigns, designed to contribute to the growth of the organization and increase awareness in Guatemala and abroad related to the work and achievements of Constru Casa, the housing situation for communities living in extreme poverty in Guatemala and their further needs for schools, clinics and other community centers.

The position occasionally requires some flexibility outside normal working hours to meet donors or volunteers, and take part in events in

Antigua or possibly Guatemala City. Some local travel may be required at times to visit beneficiary families, community constructions or partner social work organizations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1.Communications:

· Contribute to the expansion of Constru Casa’s local and international supporters and donors through regular communications, events and media outreach.

· Create social media strategy and timeline including managing various postings scheduled for outlets such as Facebook, Website, and other channels of communication.

· Communication with partner funding entities and program Ambassadors to meet fundraising goals and raise awareness overseas for Constru Casa.

· Coordinate website maintenance and continue to develop the website’s overall theme.

· Coordinate and write reports of funded projects to donors.

· Write regular e-newsletters.

· Manage our CRM database (Salesforce) for communications with donors and donor statistical reports.

· Generate and monitor media coverage and expand both regional and international media exposure.

2.Marketing and Promotions:

· Coordinate and oversee projects related to promotional activities and marketing.

· Take lead in production and editing of promotion materials, as well as graphic design.

· Design and carry out projects related to marketing brochures, events etc.

· Coordinate organization of special events, (inaugurations, raffles, presentations, etc) aimed at fundraising.

· Create and schedule email fundraising campaigns throughout the year.

· Perform other tasks as required.

Position requirements:

· Positive attitude and sensitivity towards Constru Casa's mission and the housing problems in Guatemala.

· Minimum commitment of 1 year.

· University degree in or educational background related to communications/ marketing/ public relations.

· Relevant experience in marketing, communications, and/or promotions. (Direct marketing or events fundraising would be particularly desirable).

· Proactive, dedicated, enthusiastic person with strong administrative and organizational skills, a practical mindset and an effective problem solver.

· A team player who is able to fit into a largely Guatemalan team; highly developed interpersonal and organizational skills.

· Ability to multi-task and effectively and efficiently handle multiple tasks with consistent attention to detail.

· Good communication and social skills, as much with international donors, local managers, social workers, volunteers, as with our recipient families.

Skills:

· Fluent verbal and written communication English; working knowledge of Spanish.

· High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office, web applications (Joomla!), social media outlets (Facebook)

· Graphic design skills are a plus.

· Detail oriented and with the ability to handle multiple deadlines and a variety of tasks.

· Experience and ability to use web-based research software and databases (experience with CRM databases / Salesforce is a plus).

Compensation and timing:

Constru Casa offers a small stipend to cover a part of the living costs in Antigua. We will take into consideration the relevant experience and the length of contract. The work travel expenses in Guatemala are covered by the organization. International travel, medical insurance, etcetera will be responsibility of the incumbent.


How to apply:

Please contact Hermona Kadija at hermona@construcasa.org and Caitlin Bonney at relacionespublicas@construcasa.org sending us your CV and a motivation letter explaining why you would be a good candidate for this position. The deadline for this application is 18 Aug 2014.

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Jordan: Water Sector, Chief of Party, Jordan (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:53
Organization: Tetra Tech
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 31 Aug 2014

Tetra Tech ARD, a leading US-based international development consulting firm, headquartered in Burlington, Vermont, is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Chief of Party candidates for a potential USAID-funded water project in Jordan. The project’s objective is to improve water sector management and governance through supporting the Government of Jordan and Jordanian water and sanitation utilities and service providers in sector and institutional reform, policy development and implementation, and capacity building.

Qualifications:

*At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience managing water and/or energy programs in highly natural resource constrained environments, including: institutional support, reform and restructuring; sector policy and governance; public outreach and stakeholder communication; utility management, operations and commercialization; conservation and demand management; and agricultural water management and efficiency.

*Demonstrated ability to navigate and achieve results within complex political landscapes including longstanding entrenched vested interests;

*Demonstrated ability to work effectively with senior national and local government officials, public interest and community groups, and private industry representatives, which often hold opposing views or interests;

*At least five (5) years of progressively responsible supervisory work experience including direct supervision of professional and support staff; and assembling and managing teams including consultants.

*At least five (5) years of relevant management experience in Jordan and/or the Middle East and North Africa region;

*Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations is preferred;

*Outstanding communication, management, and reporting skills;

*Master’s degree in water, energy, or natural resources management, public health, engineering, public affairs, or related field of study; and

*Fluency in written and oral English is required; Arabic is a plus.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:

*CV in reverse chronological format

*A list of at least three professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference.


How to apply:

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s ad posted.

Apply on-line at: http://bit.ly/ULEUGM

Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

Tetra Tech is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations- in the U.S and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workplace. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. Tetra Tech is proud to be an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.

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South Sudan: Admin/HR manager, Nutrition Emergency Team (NET) – South Sudan (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:40
Organization: Action Against Hunger-USA
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 13 Aug 2014

Reports to: Deputy Country Director (Programs)

Location: Juba, South Sudan – with frequent travel throughout South Sudan

Length of assignments: 6 months

Action Against Hunger is part of the ACF International network which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, & food security. ACF-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries. ACF-USA, has over $45 million in programs, approx. 55 staff based in NYC, 100 expatriate employees in the missions, & over 1,200 local staff.

Summary of activities

ACF has deployed a dedicated Nutrition Emergency Team (NET) in Juba, South Sudan to ensure the organization has sufficient capacity to quickly assess and respond to changing humanitarian needs. As a leading humanitarian agency in the nutrition sector, ACF conducts initial assessments in response to reports of deteriorating conditions. Where appropriate ACF may also be requested to start initial activities or provide expertise to assist other implementing partners.

The Nutrition Emergency Team currently includes an Emergency Coordinator, Nutrition Specialists, a Finance/HR Manager, & an Emergency Logistician who:

  • oversee the design, management and analysis of rapid assessments
  • work closely with other agencies to maintain close surveillance of all nutrition and WASH needs in at-risk counties within South Sudan
  • provide organizational & technical support to other agencies identified to respond to identified humanitarian needs
  • liaise with the permanent South Sudan country team to determine ACF’s capacity to respond to priorities identified in any assessments

We are planning expansion of this project and hence looking at adding an additional NET Team.

Essential requirements – all candidates

  • At least 2 years’ experience working in humanitarian emergencies
  • Strong organizational abilities, excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Knowledge of & genuine commitment to Action Against Hunger’s humanitarian principles

Essential requirements – specific roles

Admin/HR manager

  • Reports to NetCo, with technical support from the Finance & HR Coordinators
  • Responsible for all HR management within the NET; including hiring of daily laborers, & casual or temporary staff
  • Responsible for finances and payments related to NET (including cash management)
  • Must follow accounting as per ACF rules, using SAGA (so that NET activities can be easily integrated into mission accounts)
  • With support from the program team, is responsible for preparing cash forecasts

* Note: Please make sure to mention in the cover letter the specific position you are interested in. This recruitment is in anticipation of receiving a grant we are currently pursuing *

All candidates should apply online at www.actionagainsthunger.org/about/employment/job-opportunities by selecting the profile that meets your area of expertise.

ACF-USA provides all field-based staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. ACF-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


How to apply:

Apply with resume and cover letter at http://actionagainsthunger.theresumator.com/apply/K2EyWT/AdminHR-Manager...

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United States of America: Associate Director, Food Security Monitoring & Evaluation (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:36
Organization: Save the Children - US
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Aug 2014

The Associate Director supports monitoring and evaluation of the Department of Hunger and Livelihoods’ (DHL) large USAID/Food for Peace-funded Title II portfolio. S/he leads development of M&E systems and processes, for building M&E capacity both in the department and for food security programs in the field. S/he supports partnerships with universities and other research organizations to develop our evidence base and writes proposals to support the department’s food security research agenda.

The Associate Director works to maximize quality programs and ongoing learning at Save the Children.

Responsibilities

Support Global Programs:

  • Develop and support quality, standardized M&E systems in a global food security and livelihoods portfolio with a strong focus on Food for Peace Title II programs.
  • Develop clear and standardized M&E guidelines, protocols, templates, and activity schedules for field-based M&E teams to ensure the quality and regularity of program monitoring data.
  • Identify common issues related to M&E across programs and work with leadership to address as necessary.
  • Lead the effort to develop or adapt appropriate electronic beneficiary tracking technology for incorporation across the portfolio.
  • Provide remote and in-country TA to both M&E staff and technical program leads.
  • Represent the Hunger and Livelihoods Department externally to donors; participate in working groups and M&E conferences as appropriate to identify trends and support department programs.

Support Technical Leadership and Quality Programming:

  • Receive and manage data from the field, analyze it, and produce/contribute to reports (including PREPs and ARRs) for senior managers, donors and external audiences.
  • Support data collection and analysis to evaluate program outcomes and impact including baselines, mid-term and final evaluations as well as annual surveys and special studies.
  • Conduct internal data quality audits.
  • Participate in the planning and delivery of M&E training for DHL staff and others

Program Learning and Innovation:

  • Build partnerships with research organizations
  • Support growth and development of food security evidence base
  • Systematize the identification, documentation, and sharing of program-related better practices in the agency.

Resource Mobilization:

  • Assist in program design and developing M&E frameworks and implementation plans for livelihoods and food security proposals.
  • Write proposals in conjunction with partner research organizations

Represent Hunger and Livelihoods at the agency level and contribute to agency-wide M&E and research best practices:

Required

  • 5+ years of experience in international development, including 3 years of experience in design, monitoring, and evaluation of international programs;
  • Successful research and learning-oriented grant writing experience required;
  • Experience with tablet-based data collection software a plus;
  • Experience with programs funded by USAID’s Food for Peace and/or the Bureau for Food Security preferred;
  • Experience in designing research programs;
  • Experience in developing training programs including curriculum design, presentation and teaching skills, and training-of-trainers methods;
  • Master’s degree in international development or related field required.
  • Foreign language skills (French preferred or Spanish) a plus.

Employee Type:Full time

Save the Children*is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. Each year, we reach tens of millions of children in need in the United States and around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.*

Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more.

Save the Children provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


How to apply:

https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH07/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SAVETHECHI...

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South Sudan: Emergency Logistician, Nutrition Emergency Team (NET) – South Sudan (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:34
Organization: Action Against Hunger-USA
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 13 Aug 2014

Reports to: Deputy Country Director (Programs)

Location: Juba, South Sudan – with frequent travel throughout South Sudan

Length of assignments: 6 months

Action Against Hunger is part of the ACF International network which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, & food security. ACF-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries. ACF-USA, has over $45 million in programs, approx. 55 staff based in NYC, 100 expatriate employees in the missions, & over 1,200 local staff.

Summary of activities

ACF has deployed a dedicated Nutrition Emergency Team (NET) in Juba, South Sudan to ensure the organization has sufficient capacity to quickly assess and respond to changing humanitarian needs. As a leading humanitarian agency in the nutrition sector, ACF conducts initial assessments in response to reports of deteriorating conditions. Where appropriate ACF may also be requested to start initial activities or provide expertise to assist other implementing partners.

The Nutrition Emergency Team currently includes an Emergency Coordinator, Nutrition Specialists, a Finance/HR Manager, & an Emergency Logistician who:

  • oversee the design, management and analysis of rapid assessments
  • work closely with other agencies to maintain close surveillance of all nutrition and WASH needs in at-risk counties within South Sudan
  • provide organizational & technical support to other agencies identified to respond to identified humanitarian needs
  • liaise with the permanent South Sudan country team to determine ACF’s capacity to respond to priorities identified in any assessments

We are planning expansion of this project and hence looking at adding an additional NET Team.

Essential requirements – all candidates

  • At least 2 years’ experience working in humanitarian emergencies
  • Strong organizational abilities, excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Knowledge of & genuine commitment to Action Against Hunger’s humanitarian principles

Essential requirements – specific roles

Emergency Logistician

  • Reports to NetCo, with technical support from Logistics Coordinator
  • Responsible for logistics of the NET when they are in Juba (possibly managing a guesthouse or suite of hotel rooms, coordinating rental vehicles in Juba)
  • Ensures equipment procurement & maintenance of NET team’s assets
  • Responsible for logistics while the NET is in the field. This includes managing office & living arrangements, movements, & setting up communications with little or no infrastructure in place
  • Manages field contracts for any construction work undertaken by the NET
  • Must be comfortable following kitlog 3 & donor regulations

* Note: Please make sure to mention in the cover letter the specific position you are interested in. This recruitment is in anticipation of receiving a grant we are currently pursuing *

All candidates should apply online at www.actionagainsthunger.org/about/employment/job-opportunities by selecting the profile that meets your area of expertise.

ACF-USA provides all field-based staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. ACF-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


How to apply:

Apply with resume and cover letter at http://actionagainsthunger.theresumator.com/apply/2IPveQ/Emergency-Logis...

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United States of America: Associate Vice President, Humanitarian Response (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:30
Organization: Save the Children - US
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Aug 2014

Save the Children USA is embarking on an exciting phase in humanitarian response. Our goal is to become the leading NGO responding to humanitarian crises for children worldwide. We've joined forces with Save the Children International, Merlin, and other Save the Children members to deliver full spectrum programming. We are looking for an Associate Vice President, Humanitarian Response to help us shape our 2016 -2108 strategy as well as manage a robust humanitarian response department. We need your emergency background and thought leadership on world trends in humanitarian response for the following key areas:

  • Strategy and operational planning
  • Emergency response at home and abroad
  • Public and private account management, resource mobilization and innovative partnership
  • Leadership and support for quality programming and continuing process improvement
  • Leadership within Save the Children's international humanitarian work
  • Management leadership and staff development

Responsibilities

  • Lead Save the Children US' (SCUS) cross-departmental Humanitarian Business Team to develop and execute the cross-functional humanitarian response strategy. In coordination with Save the Children headquarters and country offices, mobilize and coordinate all SCUS resources to humanitarian crises worldwide
  • Proactively engage and support the success of the Save the Children International (SCI) humanitarian response strategy through strong participation in the SCI Humanitarian Executive coordination body and ensuring a continued robust SCUS role
  • Mobilize resources for domestic and international emergency responses
  • Prepare the agency for emergency response, promoting continuous process improvement
  • Represent Save the Children with external stakeholders in the U.S.on international and domestic humanitarian work.
  • Ensure strong relations with major humanitarian donors for which SCUS is responsible, including OFDA, BPRM, UNCHR
  • Lead, manage and grow the DHR team, including effective staff development

Requirements

  • Bachelors required, masters preferred
  • At least 15 years’ experience in humanitarian response and strategizing both internationally and (preferred) domestically. Strong headquarters and field management experience
  • First-hand experience of international emergency responses in the field
  • Experience or interest in managing domestic emergency responses in the U.S.
  • Advanced level of leadership to develop and execute strategy in comlex global organization.
  • Deep cross functional/cross business unit knowledge and experience
  • Proven ability to lead and manage staff.
  • Ability to identify, attract and select and develop high caliber staff
  • Familiarity with programmatic content/issues in the emergency response/relief/development industry, including knowledge of major funding sources
  • Proven ability to expand and diversify portfolio
  • Willingness to travel to remote, potentially dangerous locations as well as deploy occasionally to lead international or domestic emergency reponses, real time reviews etc.

Employee Type

Full Time
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.

Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


How to apply:

https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH07/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SAVETHECHI...

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South Sudan: Nutrition Specialists (3), Nutrition Emergency Team (NET) – South Sudan (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:26
Organization: Action Against Hunger-USA
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 13 Aug 2014

Reports to: Deputy Country Director (Programs)

Location: Juba, South Sudan – with frequent travel throughout South Sudan

Length of assignments: 6 months

Action Against Hunger is part of the ACF International network which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, & food security. ACF-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries. ACF-USA, has over $45 million in programs, approx. 55 staff based in NYC, 100 expatriate employees in the missions, & over 1,200 local staff.

Summary of activities

ACF has deployed a dedicated Nutrition Emergency Team (NET) in Juba, South Sudan to ensure the organization has sufficient capacity to quickly assess and respond to changing humanitarian needs. As a leading humanitarian agency in the nutrition sector, ACF conducts initial assessments in response to reports of deteriorating conditions. Where appropriate ACF may also be requested to start initial activities or provide expertise to assist other implementing partners.

The Nutrition Emergency Team currently includes an Emergency Coordinator, Nutrition Specialists, a Finance/HR Manager, & an Emergency Logistician who:

  • oversee the design, management and analysis of rapid assessments
  • work closely with other agencies to maintain close surveillance of all nutrition and WASH needs in at-risk counties within South Sudan
  • provide organizational & technical support to other agencies identified to respond to identified humanitarian needs
  • liaise with the permanent South Sudan country team to determine ACF’s capacity to respond to priorities identified in any assessments

We are planning expansion of this project and hence looking at adding an additional NET Team.

Essential requirements – all candidates

  • At least 2 years’ experience working in humanitarian emergencies
  • Strong organizational abilities, excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Knowledge of & genuine commitment to Action Against Hunger’s humanitarian principles

Essential requirements – specific roles

Nutrition Specialists (3):

1 x Nutrition Specialist (nut assessments)

1 x CMAM Specialist

1 x IYCF Specialist (possibly with Psychosocial & Care practices experience)

  • Candidates must be validated Program Managers (or above) with emergency experience
  • Roles will report to NetCo, with technical support provided by the Nutrition Coordinator
  • Experience conducting nutrition rapid assessments & nutrition surveys using SMART methodology is essential
  • Experience setting up and managing:
  • CMAM programs in a setting with very limited resources, and/or
  • Infant and Young Children Nutrition (IYCF) in emergency programs, possibly with mental health and child care practices experience in emergency (establishment of baby friendly space)
  • Experience in working with limited resources. Nut specialists must be comfortable managing & coaching staff who may have limited experience & training

* Note: Please make sure to mention in the cover letter the specific position you are interested in. This recruitment is in anticipation of receiving a grant we are currently pursuing *

All candidates should apply online at www.actionagainsthunger.org/about/employment/job-opportunities by selecting the profile that meets your area of expertise.

ACF-USA provides all field-based staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. ACF-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


How to apply:

Apply with resume and cover letter at http://actionagainsthunger.theresumator.com/apply/Hih793/Nutrition-Speci...

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Senior Nutrition Advisor - The Manoff Group - Mozambique (source: The Communication Initiative Network)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:22
VACANT POST - BASIC INFORMATION Organisation:  The Manoff Group Location: 

Mozambique

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The Manoff Group, Inc. is recruiting a Senior Nutrition Advisor for a potential five-year project in Mozambique. Hiring is contingent on contract award.
 

Submission Instructions: 

Qualified applicants are invited to send a CV and a cover letter to manoffgroup@manoffgroup.com.  The position will remain open until filled. No phone inquiries will be answered.

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United States of America: Project managers (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:22
Organization: Chemonics
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 08 Sep 2014

Chemonics seeks multiple project managers based in Washington, D.C., for our Afghanistan regional business unit. The managers will support our dynamic portfolio and new business efforts in the region. The successful candidates will exemplify leadership and diplomacy and bring proactive problem-solving skills. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • ​Provide day-to-day support to project teams and the client, including communicating and assisting with field-office requests and overseeing field teams' adherence to contract requirements and government regulations, including allowances, quarterly reports, and inventory reports
  • Oversee financial aspects of a project’s contract by reviewing monthly invoices to ensure accuracy and compliance with contract provisions
  • Liaise with project subcontractors, managing subcontract administration issues, budgeting, and invoicing reviews, and reviewing deliverables to ensure they meet technical and quality standards
  • Conduct periodic field visits to monitor project administration, including conducting training, conducting or responding to audits, providing input to work planning, conducting technical research, and performing other operational tasks
  • Supervise, develop, and evaluate assigned staff
  • Foster and demonstrate a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovating, and exceeding expectations

Qualifications:

  • ​Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum three years of relevant project management and staff supervisory experience
  • Thorough understanding of USAID requirements and preferred methods of business
  • Understanding and fluency in administrative, accounting, and management systems, with a demonstrated ability to mentor staff in these areas
  • Demonstrated leadership on a project management team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of four to eight weeks per year; experience living or working in developing countries preferred
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Language proficiency in geographic area preferred

How to apply:

Apply through our Career Center at https://www1.apply2jobs.com/Chemonics/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.SearchJobs​ by September 08, 2014. No telephone inquiries, please. Only finalists will be contacted.

​​​​​Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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United States of America: Project management associates (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:18
Organization: Chemonics
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 08 Sep 2014

Chemonics seeks project management associates for its Afghanistan regional business unit to support its dynamic and growing portfolio. Ideal candidates will exemplify leadership and diplomacy and bring demonstrated and proactive problem-solving skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide day-to-day support to project teams, including communicating and assisting with field office requests
  • Recruit and field consultants
  • Liaise with home-office support divisions on contract-related procurements, accounting, personnel issues, and travel
  • Maintain project files
  • Participate on proposal teams and new business initiativesQualifications:
  • ​Bachelor's degree in international development or relevant technical field required
  • Minimum one year of experience in international development
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills
  • Proven problem-solver with exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong organization skills and ability to multitask in a fast-moving team
  • Experience in conflict or post-conflict areas, especially Afghanistan, is highly preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Willingness to travel to Afghanistan

How to apply:

Apply through our Career Center at https://www1.apply2jobs.com/Chemonics/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExte... by September 08, 2014. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.​

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.​ ​

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South Sudan: NET Coordinator, Nutrition Emergency Team (NET) – South Sudan (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:16
Organization: Action Against Hunger-USA
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 13 Aug 2014

Reports to: Deputy Country Director (Programs)

Location: Juba, South Sudan – with frequent travel throughout South Sudan

Length of assignments: 6 months

Action Against Hunger is part of the ACF International network which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, & food security. ACF-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries. ACF-USA, has over $45 million in programs, approx. 55 staff based in NYC, 100 expatriate employees in the missions, & over 1,200 local staff.

Summary of activities

ACF has deployed a dedicated Nutrition Emergency Team (NET) in Juba, South Sudan to ensure the organization has sufficient capacity to quickly assess and respond to changing humanitarian needs. As a leading humanitarian agency in the nutrition sector, ACF conducts initial assessments in response to reports of deteriorating conditions. Where appropriate ACF may also be requested to start initial activities or provide expertise to assist other implementing partners.

The Nutrition Emergency Team currently includes an Emergency Coordinator, Nutrition Specialists, a Finance/HR Manager, & an Emergency Logistician who:

  • oversee the design, management and analysis of rapid assessments
  • work closely with other agencies to maintain close surveillance of all nutrition and WASH needs in at-risk counties within South Sudan
  • provide organizational & technical support to other agencies identified to respond to identified humanitarian needs
  • liaise with the permanent South Sudan country team to determine ACF’s capacity to respond to priorities identified in any assessments

We are planning expansion of this project and hence looking at adding an additional NET Team.

Essential requirements – all candidates

  • At least 2 years’ experience working in humanitarian emergencies
  • Strong organizational abilities, excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Knowledge of & genuine commitment to Action Against Hunger’s humanitarian principles

Essential requirements – specific roles

NET Coordinator

  • Will function essentially as a Field Coordinator, reporting directly to the Deputy Country Director (DCD) or Country Director (CD)
  • Responsible for overall coordination of the Nutrition Emergency Team, ensuring that work plans & deadlines for all responses are met
  • Will manage contacts & coordination with UNICEF, Nutrition Cluster & other nutrition partners at Juba level (in liaison with Nutrition Coordinator / DCD as needed)
  • In areas of operation responsible for:
  • liaison with partners & other actors
  • negotiations & relationships with authorities & community leaders
  • Negotiating access to areas with humanitarian needs
  • Experience managing security essential
  • Candidates must have a strong understanding & experience of humanitarian principles

* Note: Please make sure to mention in the cover letter the specific position you are interested in. This recruitment is in anticipation of receiving a grant we are currently pursuing *

All candidates should apply online at www.actionagainsthunger.org/about/employment/job-opportunities by selecting the profile that meets your area of expertise.

ACF-USA provides all field-based staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. ACF-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


How to apply:

Apply with resume and cover letter at http://actionagainsthunger.theresumator.com/apply/bpN4Io/NET-Coordinator...

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Libya: Finance Specialist - Libya (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:49
Organization: International Foundation for Election Systems
Country: Libya
Closing date: 31 Aug 2014

Position: Finance Specialist

Division: E&A

Location: Libya

About IFES:

IFES is an international, nonprofit organization that supports the building of democratic societies.IFES provides targeted technical assistance to strengthen transitional democracies. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries.

Project Description:

The Accountant/Finance Specialist will assist in managing all financial and administrative aspects for IFES projects in Libya related to technical assistance in elections and support to civil society organizations. Contract extension is based on availability of funding. The Accountant/Finance Specialist will be responsible for financial, sub-grant and administrative functions according to the regulations, policies and procedures of donors, the Libyan government and the organization in support of IFES' programs in the region. This position is based in Tripoli, Libya and reports to the Chief of Party in Libya.

Position Summary:

-Act as liaison with IFES headquarters finance and program staff on finance and grant compliance issues.

  • In coordination with IFES/HQ, development of administrative, financial, and personnel /HR policies and procedures for IFES Libya.
  • Management and supervision of all field office expenditures.
  • Maintain the integrity and ensure accuracy of all financial data including reviewing and posting entries to QuickBooks.
  • Ensure all accounting records and systems are in compliance with funder requirements as well as requirements of Libyan government.
  • Ensure compliance with programmatic objectives, financial obligations and reporting requirements according to grant agreements.
  • Assist with the effective functioning of the office support systems including negotiations with the landlord, vendors and other service providers in the most cost effective manner.
  • Assist with maintaining internal controls to ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that procurement & expenditures are in accordance with USAID and IFES policy and regulations.
  • Collect office bills and preparing check/wire requests for regular office expenditures and submit them for approval to the Chief of Party.
  • Prepare vouchers and receipts for all deposits and withdrawals to and from the project accounts, and recording them in the pre-defined chart of accounts in the system.
  • Prepare, in close cooperation with the Chief of Party, monthly financial reports for all accounts with necessary reconciliation and bi-monthly closing entries.
  • Monitor and reviewing petty cash custody and the petty cash. Reconciliation on a bi-monthly basis.
  • Maintain proper and confidential filing of finance related documents, office asset register and project equipment inventory list.
  • Perform a quarterly count of the office equipment and updating inventory list accordingly.
  • Review employee monthly payroll in accordance with approved timesheet.
  • Track vacation and sick leave accrual sheets.
  • Monitor contract’s expiry dates and renewal.
  • Monitor contracts payments and contract ceiling.
  • Assist in general office administration as needed/requested.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, economics, or related field
  • Minimum 4 - 6 years of experience with accounting management

Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing

  • Mastery of MS Office Suite, specifically Excel and Word
  • Prior experience working with NGO accounting in a fast paced finance department
  • Knowledge of Libyan accounting and financial laws
  • Knowledge of USG financial and reporting requirements
  • Knowledge of all accounting principles, GAAP, and automated accounting systems
  • Ability to analyze financial information efficiently and accurately
  • Ability to effectively write reports, maintain documentation, and complete required forms
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times

Applying:

Applications will be accepted online only, through the IFES website. To apply visit our careers website at http://www.ifes.org/About/Careers.aspx. Then follow the instructions on how to upload your resume and answer prescreening questions. A cover letter is welcome and can be placed in the applicant notes section.


How to apply:

Applying:

Applications will be accepted online only, through the IFES website. To apply visit our careers website at http://www.ifes.org/About/Careers.aspx. Then follow the instructions on how to upload your resume and answer prescreening questions. A cover letter is welcome and can be placed in the applicant notes section.

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Czech Republic: Finance & Administration Manager - Czech Republic (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:43
Organization: International Foundation for Election Systems
Country: Czech Republic
Closing date: 31 Aug 2014

Position: Finance & Administration Manager

Division: E&A

Location: Czech Republic

About IFES:

IFES is an international, nonprofit organization that supports the building of democratic societies.IFES provides targeted technical assistance to strengthen transitional democracies. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries.

Project Description:

In early 2014, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) began implementation of a technical assistance project with the overarching goal of strengthening capacity among electoral actors in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia to carry out their responsibilities effectively and in accordance with global election standards and best practices. IFES seeks a full-time Finance and Administration Manager to join this program.

Position Summary:

Reporting directly to the IFES Eurasia Regional Director, and directly supporting efforts of the program team, job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

• Oversee and manage IFES Prague’s field office finances;

• Maintain office accounting, including funding requests, bank account reconciliations, local staff payroll and benefits, tax obligations, petty cash accounts, expense reports, financial reports, vendor payments, and other financial issues;

• Manage procurement process and maintain procurement records;

• Manage grants and sub-awards made to local and regional organizations;

• Support business development efforts by conducting donor research and working with IFES headquarters program and business development teams on cost proposals;

• Maintain registration, audits, and other required acts with respective government authorities;

• Coordinate preparation of USAID financial reports and accruals with HQ team;

• Assume responsibility for submitting financial, audit, and tax reporting to the Government of the Czech Republic in a timely manner;

• Manage all office administration, such as supplies, rent/leasing, utility maintenance, transportation and other arrangements;

• Monitor changes to host-country rules and regulations relating to banking, taxation, and financial reporting by international non-governmental organizations registered in the Czech Republic;

• Maintain personnel and inventory files;

• Provide overall administrative support to projects as assigned;

• Perform other tasks at the request of the Eurasia Director.

Requirements:

• Familiarity with USAID funding rules and regulations as well as those of other major donors such as the EU;

• Ability to work in MS Office, Word, Excel, and QuickBooks;

• High-level command of English language a must; proficiency in Russian highly desired;

• Detail-oriented and highly-organized;

• Motivated self-starter able to complete tasks on schedule with limited supervision;

• Collaborative, team-oriented individual able to work effectively within a multi-national team;

• Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines;

• Ability to exercise the utmost discretion with proprietary financial information, communications, and work products;

• Flexibility to work on events conducted on weekends and in the summer holiday months; and,

• Must be legally authorized to work in the Czech Republic.

Applying:

Applications will be accepted online only, through the IFES website. To apply visit our careers website at http://www.ifes.org/About/Careers.aspx. Then follow the instructions on how to upload your resume and answer prescreening questions. A cover letter is welcome and can be placed in the applicant notes section.


How to apply:

Applying:

Applications will be accepted online only, through the IFES website. To apply visit our careers website at http://www.ifes.org/About/Careers.aspx. Then follow the instructions on how to upload your resume and answer prescreening questions. A cover letter is welcome and can be placed in the applicant notes section.

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Yemen: Finance & Administration Manager - Yemen (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:40
Organization: International Foundation for Election Systems
Country: Yemen
Closing date: 31 Aug 2014

Position: Finance & Administration Manager

Division: MENA

Location: Sana’a, Yemen

About IFES:

IFES is an international, nonprofit organization that supports the building of democratic societies.IFES provides targeted technical assistance to strengthen transitional democracies. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries.

Project Description:

The Finance and Administration Manager is responsible for all Yemen-based financial and administrative functions in the Yemen country program, including accounting, procurement, payments and banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, grants financial management and financial analysis. The Finance and Administration Manager ensures compliance with donor regulations as well as IFES’ internal policies and procedures, and provides timely reports, advice and assistance to the Chief of Party and the DC-based team to ensure that financial and administrative resources are planned and used efficiently, effectively, transparently and accountably. S/he will supervise the IFES Yemen Finance and Administration Officer.

Position Summary:

Duties and Responsibilities include:

Responsible for overall financial management and administration of the IFES Yemen office;

• Ensure that all policies and procedures are in compliance with donor and IFES policies, procedures, and requirements;

• As required and in collaboration with the COP, establish finance and administrative policies, systems and procedures, and direct or perform their development, documentation, and implementation;

• Provide project management and staff with monthly actual-to-budget expenditure reports and analysis;

• Ensure semi-monthly financial reports are completed according to schedule, are accurate, and contain all necessary supporting documentation.

• Closely monitor all financial and administrative activities, and proactively keep the COP advised of all situations which have the potential for a negative impact on internal controls or performance;

• Ensure proper and confidential filing of finance- and procurement-related documents, office assets register and project equipment inventory list.

• Maintain current knowledge of local government requirements related to financial matters and ensure compliance with tax regulations and other legal requirements;

• Supervise all project bank relations and bank account activities including negotiation of fees, interest and currency exchange rates;

• Design, implement, and monitor systems, procedures and reporting necessary to maintain on current basis accurate forecasts of cash requirements for meeting future spending, including commitments entered into and which obligate the project to future spending;

• Work with IFES-DC and the Yemen field office to establish and execute a process for monitoring sub-grant awards, including the review of financial and programmatic reports received from sub-recipients, facilitate sub-recipient requests for funding, and ensure sub-recipient compliance with donor and IFES regulations.

Requirements:

• 5-10 years of experience in successful management (financial, administrative, logistical) of international projects

• Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related field preferred

• Deep understanding of policies and regulations related to USAID project funding, procurement, sub-contracting, and reporting requirements

• Demonstrated skills in financial and administrative oversight of USAID and non-USAID funded projects.

• Prior experience with Quickbooks strongly preferred.

• Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills in English required; highly efficient, detail and goal oriented.

Applying:

Applications will be accepted online only, through the IFES website. To apply visit our careers website at http://www.ifes.org/About/Careers.aspx. Then follow the instructions on how to upload your resume and answer prescreening questions. A cover letter is welcome and can be placed in the applicant notes section.


How to apply:

Applying:

Applications will be accepted online only, through the IFES website. To apply visit our careers website at http://www.ifes.org/About/Careers.aspx. Then follow the instructions on how to upload your resume and answer prescreening questions. A cover letter is welcome and can be placed in the applicant notes section.

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United States of America: HR - Recruitment Specialist (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:28
Organization: International Foundation for Election Systems
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 31 Aug 2014

Position:HR - Recruitment Specialist

Division:Human Resources

Location:Washington, DC

About IFES:

IFES is an international, nonprofit organization that supports the building of democratic societies by providing targeted technical assistance to strengthen transitional democracies. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries.

Project Description:The HR - Recruitment Specialist will be primarily responsible for conducting full cycle recruitment, as well as providing support on other HR initiatives to various project teams, including reporting, tracking, and other metrics activities using our internal applicant tracking system. Manages the effective implementation of human resources (HR) initiatives, policies and procedures, including compliance, employee onboarding and exiting, performance management, training, compensation, affirmative action planning and employee safety. Performs work that is varied and usually involves partnering with various business units to meet their needs. Job Responsibilities: · Conducts full cycle recruiting, and employs creative recruiting techniques including internet ad placement and resume searches, job fairs, college recruiting, referrals, networking and cold calling/direct sourcing of passive candidates; also develop and drive internal programs related to recruiting.

· Maintain effective working relationships with hiring managers to ensure understanding and support for short and long-term recruiting needs. Collaborates with managers to design specific recruiting and selection processes, effectively administer selection and placement processes to meet those needs.

· Develop and maintain a broad range of external networks, research and source new recruiting avenues within specialized Fields; develop and sustain internal and external contacts.

· Upholds compliance with all legal and professional standards and ensure they are followed during the entire recruitment process (requisition through hiring).

· Participate in the implementation of maintenance of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action strategies and programs in all aspects of recruiting and hiring.

· Create dashboard measurements, turnover metrics and presentations. Evaluate, track and monitor acquisition and retention activities against identified metrics.

· Stays informed of trends and innovative recruiting techniques in order to be competitive in State-of-the-Art recruiting practices.

· Responsible for partnering with teams on decisions relating to hiring, terminating, compensation and performance evaluation.

· Fellows and Intern Training and Management. Responsible for developing and maintaining the program that focuses on filling slots for fellowships and internships.

· May perform other responsibilities as assigned. Qualifications: · Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) required. Masters in Human Resources or Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation preferred.

· Minimum of 5 to 7 years of related experience of tactical recruiting experience in a fast-pace environment. Basic familiarity, or strong desire to learn HR best practices and employment laws.

· 3+ years of experience with recruitment/talent acquisition required; experience in an international NGO context highly desired.

· Ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret business documents in varying circumstances, effectively provide solutions to varying unique challenges and respond to sensitive issues, complex inquiries or complaints.

· Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines.

· High degree of attention to detail and excellent organization skills; proficient at handling high volumes of work and multi-tasking; high degree of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality.

· Partnering, collaboration, communication, continuous improvement perspective (always ready for change).

· Strong written and verbal communication skills.

· Strong Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills required.

Applying:

Applications will be accepted online only, through the IFES website. To apply visit our careers website athttp://www.ifes.org/dc_employment.html. Then follow the instructions on how to upload your resume and answer prescreening questions. A cover letter is welcome and can be placed in the applicant notes section


How to apply:

Applying:

Applications will be accepted online only, through the IFES website. To apply visit our careers website athttp://www.ifes.org/dc_employment.html. Then follow the instructions on how to upload your resume and answer prescreening questions. A cover letter is welcome and can be placed in the applicant notes section

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Mozambique: Senior Nutrition Advisor (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-07-30 18:46
Organization: Manoff Group
Country: Mozambique
Closing date: 31 Dec 2014

The Manoff Group, Inc. is recruiting a Senior Nutrition Advisor for a potential five-year project in Mozambique. Hiring is contingent on contract award.
Known as the Strengthening Agribusinesses and Fostering Rural Alimentation Project, one focus area of this planned U.S. Agency for International Development initiative is improving nutritional status and promoting healthy behaviors (particularly related to nutrition, water, sanitation, and hygiene) in households, especially among children and women. To this end, the Senior Nutrition Advisor will build on existing, evidence‐based interventions in community child health and nutrition models that have been shown to prevent and adequately address under-nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life, from conception to two years of age.
Overall, the Senior Nutrition Advisor will oversee the project’s nutrition-specific interventions, ensuring also that household nutrition needs are recognized and promoted through all project activities supporting the productivity and competitiveness of Mozambique’s agribusiness sector. Candidates for this position should thus have the following qualifications:

Education

Master’s Degree in Nutrition, Public Health or a relevant field

Work experience

  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in community-based nutrition programming.
  • Experience working on complex development projects
  • Experience with programmatic responses to rural gender disparities at the household and community levels, and knowledge of approaches to promote women’s leadership and participation in food security programming.
  • Strong Social and Behavior Change Communication skills.
  • Experience with USAID or other donor-funded programs is strongly preferred.

Supervisory experience

At least 5 years of progressively responsible supervisory work experience, including: direct supervision of professional and support staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables; and project management under contracts.

Language proficiency

  • Portuguese fluency
  • Advanced-level English

How to apply:

Qualified applicants are invited to send a CV and a cover letter to manoffgroup@manoffgroup.com . Please put "Senior Nutrition Advisor Mozambique" in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled. No phone inquiries will be answered.

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United States of America: New Business Analyst (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-07-30 18:42
Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Aug 2014

Since 1963 and in 146 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 societies. ACDI/VOCA has approximately 70 projects in 35 countries and total revenues of approximately $173 million.

We are seeking a D.C.-based New Business Analyst who will be responsible for identifying, tracking, and pursuing proposal development efforts under the New Business Development (NBD) team. The New Business Analyst reports to the Senior Vice President, New Business Development.

Responsibilities include:
• Support new business activities by networking with partners and consultants, collecting preliminary documentation, and tracking potential new business leads
• Participate in market reconnaissance and field research activities
• Conduct proposal-specific or general research on topics related to potential or actual proposal efforts, such as competition, potential partners, country context, or technical issues affecting potential program implementation
• Support proposal manager or senior proposal coordinator, as necessary
• Track proposal inputs by the proposal team; follow up with proposal contributors throughout process to ensure deadlines are met
• Ensure timely information flows (subcontractors, recruitment, and production)
• Support, as necessary, the drafting of non-technical proposal sections, including such items as corporate capabilities, personnel profiles, transmittal letters, relevant text boxes, PPRs/CPRs, organizational charts, and other such pieces
• Support cost proposal development, including but not limited to: prepare budget notes as needed; oversee the collection of 1420s and their accurate completion; ensure client requirements are met; ensure that the cost proposal reflects the proposed technical approach
• Provide quality control by ensuring compliance with client instructions both prior to and after production; ensure all technical inputs are properly prepared and produced
• Assist with production and delivery of proposal (formatting, printing, binding, etc.), as necessary

A master’s degree in business, English, economics, agriculture, international relations, or other related field, with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in proposal coordination/management (USAID experience preferred). Additional years of experience in lieu of a master’s degree will be considered. Candidates must have familiarity with donor programs and/or their procurement processes. Candidates must have demonstrated experience writing and editing proposal narratives and strong verbal/written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required. French language skills preferred; Spanish language skills a plus. Finalists will be required to submit a writing sample.


How to apply:

Please apply online at http://www.acdivoca.org/jobs or respond with résumé, cover letter and salary history to Attn: HR/SLD, 50 F Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C., 20001 or fax +1 202 469 6255. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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United States of America: Senior New Business Analyst (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-07-30 18:42
Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Aug 2014

Since 1963 and in 146 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 societies. ACDI/VOCA has approximately 70 projects in 35 countries and total revenues of approximately $173 million.

We are seeking a D.C.-based Senior New Business Analyst who will be responsible for identifying, tracking, and pursuing proposal development efforts under the New Business Development (NBD) team. The Senior New Business Analyst reports to the Senior Vice President, New Business Development.

Responsibilities include:
• Support new business activities by networking with partners and consultants, collecting preliminary documentation, and tracking potential new business leads
• Participate in market reconnaissance and field research activities
• Conduct proposal-specific or general research on topics related to potential or actual proposal efforts, such as competition, potential partners, country context, or technical issues affecting potential program implementation
• Support proposal manager or senior proposal coordinator, as necessary
• Track proposal inputs by the proposal team; follow up with proposal contributors throughout process to ensure deadlines are met
• Ensure timely information flows (subcontractors, recruitment, and production)
• Support, as necessary, the drafting of non-technical proposal sections, including such items as corporate capabilities, personnel profiles, transmittal letters, relevant text boxes, PPRs/CPRs, organizational charts, and other such pieces
• Support cost proposal development, including but not limited to: prepare budget notes as needed; oversee the collection of 1420s and their accurate completion; ensure client requirements are met; ensure that the cost proposal reflects the proposed technical approach
• Provide quality control by ensuring compliance with client instructions both prior to and after production; ensure all technical inputs are properly prepared and produced
• Assist with production and delivery of proposal (formatting, printing, binding, etc.), as necessary

A master’s degree in business, English, economics, agriculture, international relations, or other related field, with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in proposal coordination/management (USAID experience preferred). Additional years of experience in lieu of a master’s degree will be considered. Candidates must have familiarity with donor programs and/or their procurement processes. Candidates must have demonstrated experience writing and editing proposal narratives and strong verbal/written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required. French language skills preferred; Spanish language skills a plus. Finalists will be required to submit a writing sample.


How to apply:

Please apply online at http://www.acdivoca.org/jobs or respond with résumé, cover letter and salary history to Attn: HR/SLD, 50 F Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C., 20001 or fax +1 202 469 6255. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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