UN Women: HeForShe Global Youth Engagement Intern - New York (source: UNIFEM)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:18
Application Deadline: 2 June 2015
Post Level: Intern
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Gender Responsive Budgeting Expert for municipalities Odzak and Lukavac - home-based (source: UNIFEM)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:18
Application Deadline: 3 June 2015
Post Level: National Consultant
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Political Empowerment Associate- Female Only - Kabul (with possible travel to provinces) (source: UNIFEM)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:18
Application Deadline: 10 June 2015
Post Level: SB-3
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Communication Expert (Gender and Constitutional Reform Process) - Monrovia (source: UNIFEM)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:18
Application Deadline: 4 June 2015
Post Level: International Consultant
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Gender Responsive Budgeting Expert for municipalities Samac and Prijedor* (municipality to be confirmed) - home based (source: UNIFEM)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:18
Application Deadline: 3 June 2015
Post Level: National Consultant
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Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing: Artistic Director (source: Third Sector Jobs)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2015-05-28 00:00
c £60,000: Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing: Founded in 1904, the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is one of the world’s leading dance examination boards with members in over 75 ... London (Greater)
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World: Associate Director, Economic Empowerment for Europe, the Middle East and Asia (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2015-05-27 23:12
Country: World
Closing date: 30 Jun 2015

Organizational OverviewIn countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.

Since 1993, Women for Women International has served more than 407,000 women in 8 conflict-affected countries, including Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan.

The Women for Women International (WfWI) Europe, Middle East and Asia Regional Office oversees Country Office programs in the Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq and Kosovo.

Purpose

The Associate Director, Economic Empowerment guides implementation of Women for Women International’s economic programs in Europe, the Middle East and Asia (Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, and Kosovo). This position is heavily focused on program and proposal design. The Associate Director holds overall responsibility for inspiring innovation, ensuring quality, and encouraging learning on all areas related to economic empowerment including but not limited to: market based approaches, savings and loans, financial inclusion and literacy, vocational training, business and numeracy training, and entrepreneurship. This position will be based in the Europe, Middle East and Asia Regional Office. On occasion, the Associate Director may be requested to take on global tasks or to support proposal or program design in the Africa region.

Responsibilities and Duties

Program and Proposal Design (50% of time):

  • Lead program and/or proposal design teams working on economic empowerment initiatives, resulting in high quality proposals, program documents, and accompanying budgets.
  • Work with Country Offices to identify opportunities across various value chains leading to improved efficiency, performance and resilience of women participants.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of international developments, best practices, and innovations in entrepreneurship, economic skills training, business development, financial inclusion and women’s empowerment.

Grant Management and Program Oversight (30% of time):

  • Help Country Office staff to create implementation work plans for the economic empowerment portions of all grants, including core 12 month training program.
  • Monitor the implementation of grant-funded economic empowerment activities, and help the Country Offices identify solutions to rectify any delays or other challenges in implementing activities funded by grants or unrestricted funds.
  • Ensure that Country Office staff have programmatic guidance and oversight to enable them to complete grant deliverables.
  • Serve as the primary support for technical assistance, and monitoring point of contact for economic empowerment in the Country Offices.
  • Advise Country Offices in the development of annual operational plans.

Quality of Economic Empowerment Program (10% of time):

  • Provide substantive advice to help ensure the quality of economic empowerment programming, including the core 12 month training program, in the Europe, Middle East and Asia Country Offices.
  • Carry out regular monitoring and technical assistance visits to Country Offices to support the effective implementation of their economic development programs, including the core 12 month training program.
  • Review and analyze global and country-specific outcome indicator data, and other evaluation reports related to economic empowerment programs.
  • Provide strategic advice to regional and senior management to guide policy, planning and on-ground program delivery.
  • Monitor adherence to program guidelines.

Capacity Building and Staff Development (5% of time):

  • Provide training to Country Office staff and contracted trainers on training content, delivery and quality as well as on operational tasks.
  • Link each office with local, regional, and international training development resources.

Leadership and partnership (5% of time): Establish and cultivate relationships with economic teams and relevant stakeholders in the region to include other NGOs, donors, regional trade initiatives, private sector, etc.
Liaise with donors to cultivate new business opportunities.

Coordination with other departments, including Sponsorship, Grant Management and Monitoring and Evaluation as well as the other Regional Offices.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience in international development, with emphasis on grassroots development.
  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, economics or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Working experience in Europe, Middle East and/or South Asia preferably at a regional level with oversight to multiple country offices.
  • Proven experience leading development of proposals, project implementation plans and budgets that win funding from USAID, DFID, EU, and other bilateral or multi-lateral donors.
  • Successful at establishing internal and external relationships, building trust, and inspiring;
  • Very strong skills for, and experience with, staff development and capacity building in program design and implementation;
  • Good judgement skills, positive attitude to work, demonstrates initiative and problem solving skills;
  • Commitment and respect for Women for Women International’s mission and values;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; knowledge of local languages would be an advantage.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, internet, email applications.
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 40% as needed.

How to apply:

All interested qualified candidates should submit an updated CV, cover letter including contact information for three (3) professional references to Women for Women International’s career page at: https://careers-womenforwomen.icims.com or you may send the required documents to EMEAjobs@womenforwomen.org (with Associate Director, Economic Empowerment in the Subject line).
Application Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; we are seeking to fill this position as quickly as possible.

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Côte d'Ivoire: Côte d’Ivoire: Project Director (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2015-05-27 22:33
Organization: Internews Network
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Closing date: 27 Jun 2015

BACKGROUND

Subject to donor approval Internews will be implementing a five month media program to provide civic education, electoral and political information up to immediately after presidential elections in October 2015. The program will prioritize the use and monitoring of online and social media.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support and supervise all aspects of program implementation;
  • Ensure compliance with donor and Internews administrative and financial procedures;
  • Hire and manage local project staff;
  • Set up programmatic and administrative structures;
  • Liaise with donors and other international and national organisations implementing election -related media activities to ensure effective coordination and complementarity;
  • Organize and participate in training, production and outreach activities as required;
  • Maintain and develop working relations with Ivorian media, electoral bodies, government and civil society organisations and political parties;
  • Write regular activities reports and ensure timely M & E inputs as required by Internews and its donor;
  • Represent the program with donors and other organizations as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ten years’ media development experience, preferably in Africa;
  • Five years' active involvement in setting up and providing content for online and social media;
  • Professional journalism skills, especially in providing civic education and political information for media coverage of elections;
  • Proven training and mentoring abilities, preferably including training of local partners and staff;
  • Degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited university, or equivalent experience;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Ability to interact effectively with local and international partners, staff, and government officials;
  • High-level knowledge of political, economic, media and social issues in Côte d’Ivoire;
  • Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics in the workplace;
  • Fluent in written and spoken French and English;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

How to apply:

Please visit: https://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=INTERNEWS&cws=1&rid=429

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Regional Vice President - Pact - Washington, D.C., United States (source: The Communication Initiative Network)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2015-05-27 21:13
VACANT POST - BASIC INFORMATION Organisation:  Pact Location: 

Washington, D.C., United States

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow.  The promise of a healthy life.  Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities.  Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.

Submission Instructions: 

To apply for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org

Regional Vice President - Pact - Washington, D.C., United States

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United States of America: Senior Project Associate (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2015-05-27 21:12
Organization: Management Sciences for Health
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Jun 2015

The Senior Project Associate (SPA) provides financial monitoring and logistical support to the SIAPS program under the supervision of the SIAPS Deputy Director, Finance and Operations. This includes two primary areas of focus: (1) program management support; and (2) financial and contractual compliance management. The Senior Project Associate aids U.S.-based health element leads, the award-level Project Director, and short term technical assistance (STTA) activity leads by providing budget monitoring advice and reports for inclusion in budget decisions for these specific portfolios. He/she coordinates with assigned team members, as needed, from the Atlas FP&A unit for all other financial management needs. He/she works with SIAPS project directors or activity managers in the planning, implementing, and monitoring of technical activities as needed and appropriate. He/she supervises and mentors the SIAPS Project Associates(s) (PA).

The SPA works as part of the SIAPS portfolio management team to facilitate project operations. In particular, he/she supports SIAPS technical managers in monitoring program budgets for core, regional and STTA buy-ins, as well as consultant agreements, and all other contracts and procurements across SIAPS. The SPA adheres to MSH procurement integrity standards in all activities.

The SPA works with technical staff in the design and implementation of SIAPS activities and provides support to program implementation activities as needed and appropriate. This may also involve communication and coordination with USAID and other client organizations, field staff, and collaborating organizations.

Specific Responsibilities

Project Management (70%)

  • Work as part of the SIAPS project director’s team to assist in the development of project strategies and work plans. Collaborate with staff to ensure that work plan budgets for core, regional and STTA buy-ins are adequately developed, include the necessary operational support to implement technical activities and are in compliance with SIAPS and USAID standards and requirements.
  • Assist in developing and implementing project management systems to support technical activities.
  • Coordinate with Country Operations Support Teams, as appropriate, in areas such as project start up and close out.
  • Coordinate with various Atlas units, such as Corporate Accounting, Contracts, and FP&A, to ensure that issues impacting SIAPS directly are adequately addressed.
  • Manage the PAs in their coordination of all project logistics support.
  • Supervise tracking, to include travel and support with deliverables, against approved work plans as part of agreement compliance.
  • Support in ensuring that required program files are appropriately maintained as part of agreement compliance.

Financial and Contractual Compliance Management (30%)

  • Support the SIAPS managers to monitor annual work plans and budgets for core, regional and STTA buy-ins to ensure adequate funding and resources are available. Assist with preparation of financial reports for these buy-ins and investigate any variations from planned spending and integrity check MSH accounting data, ensuring issues are resolved, where needed.
  • Assist SIAPS core, regional and STTA buy-in managers in the analysis of trends and issues in award spending and budget performance, and in forecasting projections. Serve as a resource to technical staff in interpreting financial reports and using budget data for portfolio management for the specifically referenced specific buy-ins.

Other Duties as Assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required preferably combined with international development operations experience.
  • At least two years of experience.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Supervisory experience preferred;
  • Experience with USAID highly desirable;
  • Demonstrated excellence in effective writing and verbal communication;
  • English required; language competency in French or Spanish is a plus;
  • Demonstrated strong computer skills in all Microsoft Office applications, particularly in Excel.

Competencies

  • Demonstrated programmatic, management, and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with other professionals and key stakeholders engaged in health care and international development work.

Physical Demands

  • Keyboard use, pulling drawers, lifting papers <10 lbs., travel requirements.

Notes

Please upload your cover letter and resume as one Word Document when attaching your resume to your online application.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

Reports To

SIAPS, Deputy Director, Finance and Operations


How to apply:

Visit the MSH website to APPLY!
https://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/8281/senior-project-associate/job

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United States of America: Operations Officer (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2015-05-27 21:09
Organization: Tiyatien Health
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Jun 2015

About Last Mile Health

Founded by survivors of Liberia’s civil war, Last Mile Health (LMH) is committed to saving lives in the world’s most remote villages. Working in remote jungle communities cut off from even basic life-saving health services, LMH is building a health system that reaches everyone—by bringing health care to villagers’ doorsteps. We train community members to be health practitioners for their villages and then we connect them with rural health clinics to offer every person access to the care they deserve. These Frontline Health Workers are able to prevent, diagnose, and treat the top ten most life-threatening health conditions.

Founded by survivors of Liberia’s civil war, Last Mile Health’s (LMH) mission is to save lives in the world’s most remote villages. LMH specializes in developing and managing Frontline Health Workers (FHWs) who bridge the gap between clinics and remote villages, bringing essential primary care services to the doorsteps of people living in the last mile. Our programs are implemented hand-in-hand with community members, local government officials, national policy makers, private sector and global partners to ensure sustainable impact.

Recently, a historic outbreak of the Ebola virus devastated West Africa and tragically demonstrated that weak, inequitable health systems leave everybody vulnerable. Though Liberia has been now declared Ebola-free by the WHO, the work to build a resilient and comprehensive health system is just beginning. LMH has partnered with the Government of Liberia and global stakeholders to launch a significant national expansion of our FHW model over the next 7 years, making a lasting and transformative contribution to the lives of those in Liberia’s most remote communities. The goal of this project is to deploy a comprehensive health system—from life-saving essential primary care services in remote communities all the way to strong inpatient Ebola and tertiary care in regional hospitals—for approximately 150,000 rural Liberians, and to work with the Liberian government to sustain that system and expand it to the rest of the country over the coming years.

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

The Operations Officer manages the international portion of the LMH supply chain. The Operations Officer is responsible for coordinating across teams to ensure that Last Mile Health is resourced with the supplies and equipment needed for successful execution of projects in Liberia. In addition, the Operations Officer will help create and improve operational systems to address gaps as appropriate.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

· Assist in the operational planning and forecasting process

· Develop sourcing and inbound logistics plans to meet projected operational needs

· Execute international procurement and work with vendors to manage inbound logistics.

· Coordinate with the finance team to ensure timely payment to vendors

· Improve systems to enable better supply chain transparency and financial planning.

· Contribute to the development, distribution, and implementation of Operations SOPs.

· Ensure all shipment to Liberia have required documentation to enable customs clearance

· Assists in ensuring that LMH complies with requirements for international procurement

· Carry out vendor rating analysis and obtain approval based on performance, reliability and other procurement factors

· Produce procurement status reports on demand and monthly

· Prepare Monthly Procurement Plans

· Manage procurement processes and documentation to ensure compliance, accountability and effective procurement.

· Check all procurement requests and ensure necessary descriptions, coding, budgetlines and signatures are in place before procurement

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Deputy Country Director

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Procurement Manager, Operations Officer - Liberia, Director of Finance and Administration, Director of Budgeting and Reporting, Medical Director, Director of Private Partnerships

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

Above all, this position requires knowledge of operations and supply chain management , being able to develop and enforce LMH-specific checklist for controls. The successful candidate will need to be able to support and motivate a dynamic and culturally diverse team, embodying LMH’s values of Service, Science, Courage, and Love. In reviewing applicants we will be seeking a demonstrated record of assuming significant professional responsibility and delivering on complex organizational goals with integrity and grace.

Additional knowledge and experience:

  • Required Bachelor's degree in Management or Logistics
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in logistics, operations, or another relevant field; Private sector experience in these areas is desirable but not required
  • Keen attention to details with analytical ability to ensure the accuracy smooth process flow
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to communicate clearly and concisely to all relevant stakeholders.
  • High level of initiative to innovate in remote and resource-limited settings
  • Prior experience in a remote setting or prior experience in Liberia is a plus
  • Commitment to health and social justice
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including across cultures and backgrounds
  • Flexibility and ability to handle multiple tasks at one time in time-sensitive manner
  • Comfort working with a casual but high-performing team.
  • High degree of English fluency required

SUCCESS FACTORS:

The successful Operations Officer will skillfully strengthen and implement internal controls to ensure LMH’s financial systems are fostering integrity and sustainability.

Commitment: Minimum 12-month commitment

Location: Boston, MA

Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience


How to apply:

Apply via Last Mile Health website.

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South Sudan: Deputy Project Director-Operations & Administration (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2015-05-27 21:05
Organization: Winrock International
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 12 Jun 2015
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

****Deputy Project Director – Operations and Administration****

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for ****Deputy Project Director – Operations and Administration**** with the Room to Learn South Sudan project with responsibilities, duties and qualifications as described in the attached position description.

****GENERAL:****

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

****SALARY:****

The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: Deputy Project Director – Operations and Administration, Room to Learn South Sudan

LOCATION: South Sudan

GROUP: Civil Society and Education

REPORTS TO: Project Director

BACKGROUND:

Room to Learn South Sudan will offer safe access to quality education for children and youth, with a special focus on increasing access to the most disadvantaged groups: girls, the disabled, pastoralists, returnees, internally displaced individuals, and others suffering from poor quality, disrupted, unsafe, and/or total lack of access to education. Room to Learn South Sudan will use a community-based approach to rapidly reach out-of-school children with an emphasis on early grade literacy, gender equity, conflict mitigation, and reaching marginalized populations. The project aims to reach children, either directly enrolling them in school, improving retention by addressing the quality, safety and relevance of their instruction, or via distance learning, such as radio instruction, for the hardest to reach populations.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Deputy Project Director – Operations and Administration will be responsible for overseeing Operations, Security, Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources for the Room to Learn South Sudan project. He/she will work closely with the Project Director and the Deputy Project Director – Programs to ensure that the operational and administrative units provide support to Programs team in order to ensure successful programmatic implementation and achievement of targets. He/she will provide compliance oversight over departments under his/her authority and ensure adherence to both organizational and donor rules and regulations.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Supervise the finance, HR, procurement, and operations and security departments ensuring that standards for documentation, reporting, management of relevant databases, and analysis are adhered to.

· Design and implement financial systems and procedures following Winrock and US government standards adapted to handle specific country constraints and conditions, yet ensuring effective internal controls and minimizing risks.

· Work with the Project Director, finance and administration staff and technical team on integrated management of project finances to ensure effective use of resources to achieve RtL objectives in compliance with all donor requirements.

· Strengthen capacity among managers in financial monitoring and budget tracking and assist program teams in troubleshooting financial/operational challenges as they arise.

· Prepare and update reports as needed by the Project Director and submit month-end reports to HQ according to financial procedures.

· Review monthly Financial Reports from sub-grantees for completeness and accuracy and ensure appropriate budget approvals.

· Support financial and administrative aspects of the project, including managing the budget and ensuring compliance with established Winrock accounting principles and USAID regulations.

· Work closely with the Project Director and the Human Resource Unit to develop uniform personnel standards and practices that apply to all partner organizations within the RtL consortium.

· Ensure that RtL complies with all legal and regulatory requirements, including human resource management and labor laws.

· Oversee the establishment of an efficient and compliant procurement systems (including a procurement database), with appropriate documentation and control measures in place.

· Ensure that RtL staff develop procurement solicitations and recommendations for potential providers of goods and services in accordance with US government and Winrock rules and regulations.

· Ensure that appropriate financial, procurement and logistical plans and procedures are developed and complied with for grant implementation.

· Ensure that non-grant related contract and sub-agreement documents and procedures are completed in a timely and correct manner and comply with Winrock and donor policies.

· Ensure recordkeeping meets the requirement of Winrock, auditors and government agencies.

· Provide operational and administrative support to field activities, particularly the Hub Leads and County Teams, ensuring that field office management standards for security, inventory management, operations, and finance are implemented and adhered to.

· Participate in the development and preparation of work plan, quarterly and annual reports, budgets, pipelines, as well as institutional forecasts.

· Any other tasks as assigned by the Project Director.

QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:

Required Skills and Expertise

· Master’s Degree in a relevant field.

· Minimum eight years of experience working on donor-funded projects in a related role and a minimum of 3 years of significant demonstrated supervisory and management experience.

· Experience with USAID

· Significant field experience in managing major complex programming involving small grant activities including in-kind and cash grants implementation.

· Experience with overseeing budgetary, operational and HR program policies and their applications.

· Experience with activity design, work packet breakdown, and development and management of community based projects.

· Familiarity with or experience in political process and early recovery-type projects

· Ability to understand and analyze national, regional, and local politics.

· Experience in key administrative/ management functions such as systems, office set-up/close-out, and asset disposition.

· Proven ability to lead effective and harmonious team work.

· Previous experience working in developing countries, preferably in fragile/security challenged or transitional country environments.

· Complete fluency in written and oral English required.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

· Prior experience in South Sudan

· Project Management certification

· Knowledge of Arabic or Juba Arabic


How to apply:

****APPLICATIONS:****

Applicants may go to Winrock’s job link at www.winrock.org to complete an online application, submit a current resume and cover letter referencing ****Deputy Project Director – Operations and Administration*.*****

Winrock International is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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United States of America: Digital Communications Specialist (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2015-05-27 20:45
Organization: FHI 360
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Jun 2015

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Digital Communications Specialist

Description:

The Digital Communications Specialist will develop and manage social and digital media activity within FHI 360’s Social Marketing and Communication (SMC) Department, reporting up to the Associate Director. This team member will play a key role in leveraging social and digital media to increase the reach, engagement and results of social marketing and communication campaigns for SMC clients, ranging from government agencies to foundations, non-profits and associations.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Provides strategic planning, content creation, and day-to-day management of social and digital media activity within behavior change and outreach campaigns. Activities range from online community management to digital product development to website development.
  • Contributes actively to business development efforts, including proposal strategy and tactics, partnering recommendations, pricing and writing technical sections.
  • Develops evaluation plans and actively measures and monitors social and digital media through analytics platforms (Radian6, Facebook Insights, etc.)
  • Develops and manages budget allocations of social and digital media activity
  • Manages website development, testing, design, and launch of digital products.
  • Takes responsibility for monitoring developments in social tools, applications, channels, design and strategy. Makes recommendations and advises on new strategies and tactics based on emerging trends.
  • Translates data from monitoring and evaluating social/digital media activities into solid recommendations to strengthen program and campaign results.
  • Develops social media/web content and engagement strategies for diverse clients along with Project Directors within the department.
  • Develops and delivers trainings for clients, colleagues, and partners about social and digital media topics.
  • Drafts proposals, budgets, staffing plans and timelines.
  • Works collaboratively with departments across the organization to increase social/digital media capacity.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field; Master’s preferred
  • 5-8 years of experience using digital media for social/behavior change and social marketing campaigns
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, writing, and oral presentation skills
  • Excellent problem solving and program management skills
  • Broad and deep knowledge of the digital media landscape; enthusiasm to stay abreast of digital trends
  • Demonstrate experience successfully multi-tasking across projects and delivering results within very tight deadlines.
  • Strong leader and problem-solver; ability to navigate various viewpoints to develop consensus
  • Experience working with graphic designers and web developers to create digital products (infographics, GIFs, memes, etc.)
  • Expertise in website development process, including planning, strategy, user experience, information architecture, and usability testing
  • Demonstrated experience in online community building and management
  • Experience in executing digital ad buys with Google, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, and CMS systems (WordPress, Drupal, etc.)
  • Working knowledge and prior application of social media analytics tools (Facebook Insights, Twitter Analytics, Radian6, etc.)

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.


How to apply:

https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15660/digital-communications-specialist/job

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South Africa: Technical Adviser, SRH/HIV. East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO), Johannesburg, ICS-12 (P-5_ (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2015-05-27 20:43
Organization: UN Population Fund
Country: South Africa
Closing date: 08 Jun 2015

VACANCY NO.: Job ID 3002

CLOSING DATE: 8 June 2015 (5.00 p.m. New York time)

POST TITLE: Technical Adviser, SRH/HIV

CATEGORY: ICS-12 (equivalent to P-5)

DUTY STATION: Johannesburg, South Africa

POST TYPE: Non-Rotational

DURATION: One year (renewable)[i]

ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO)

****BACKGROUND INFORMATION:****

The Technical Adviser, SRH/HIV post provides strategic technical, policy and programmatic leadership for the region in the area of HIV Prevention and Linkage of SRHR and HIV prevention to ensure that the RO, and COs remain abreast of the Fund’s policy and programme policies as well as current thinking and academic advance in HIV prevention, and linkage with SRHR, affecting the ICPD Programme of Action beyond 2014. S/He maintains primary responsibility for coordination of provision of technical assistance and policy and programme support to the countries of the region in the area of HIV prevention and HIV/SRHR integration. S/he analyses continental trends more generally and East and Southern Africa regional trends more specifically and contributes to strategic actions in response of these, contributing to the monitoring of UNFPA substantive areas being firmly placed within national development frameworks and programmes, including the achievement of the MDGs and the definition of the Post 2015 development agenda.

Responsibilities of the Technical Adviser, SRH/HIV include: to support the elaboration of the UNFPA strategic plan in the region; to identify new and emerging needs and new delivery modalities for technical, policy and programme guidance and support; to develop and maintain technical partnerships in the region; and, to ensure that technical, policy and programmatic knowledge is updated, generated, collected and disseminated for effective technical, capacity building and policy dialogue.

In all activities, s/he works within an inter-disciplinary team providing integrated programme and technical support to the region. S/he also liaises with other units at the HQ level, such as the Programme and Technical Divisions and the UNFPA Technical Network, ensuring the timeliness, adequacy, relevance and quality of technical support to UNFPA operations.

The primary roles of the Technical Adviser, SRH/HIV are:

A. Strategic technical, policy and programme development, monitoring and oversight,

B. Quality control of the technical support and capacity development

C. Evidence and knowledge development and dissemination

D. Management and coordination of knowledge networks

E. Technical representation

****ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:****

The position of Technical Adviser, SRH/HIV will function out of the ESARO in Johannesburg (South Africa) within an integrated and high level technical, policy and advocacy Unit on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights**.**In general, the position is expected to focus on engaging political and technical arms of intergovernmental sub regional and regional organizations as well as sub regional and regional academic and research institutions, relevant NGOs, professional associations, regional economic commissions (RECS) and international development agencies. The purpose of the engagement is to get**HIV prevention and linkage of SRHR and HIV**, particularly within the context of PMTCT, youth programmes and programmes for key population groups, the ICPD beyond 2014 outcome and MDG issues (including post 2015 development agenda) into their policy focus, decisions and programmes to strategically position and create visibility for UNFPA. The functions of the position will also extend to UNFPA country and global programmes, in the context of the enhanced but supportive role that ESARO is expected to assume.

****MAIN ACTIVITIES / EXPECTED RESULTS****

Under the overall leadership of the ESARO Director and under the direction and supervision of the ESARO Deputy Director, the position, will:

  1. Contribute to active environmental scanning on situation of HIV and AIDS and linkage with SRHR at regional level, in order to identify opportunities and gaps to facilitate timely UNFPA interventions.
  2. Contribute inputs into identification and synthesis of substantive trends in order to produce new and cutting edge knowledge for programmes.
  3. Assist with analysis of UNFPA HIV prevention strategy and Linkage of SRH and HIV Prevention for adaptation to the region, ensuring operational integration into regional programmes.
  4. Contribute into proposals for UNFPA interventions on linkage of SRHR and HIV prevention in emergency preparedness, humanitarian assistance, recovery and transition and relief efforts;
  5. Contribute inputs reflecting the HIV prevention and linkage with SRHR perspectives within the lCPD beyond 2014 agenda , MDG goals, aid effectiveness agenda and Post 2015 development agenda and through regional strategic planning and policy documents of assistance to intergovernmental organizations, as part of strategy to spotlight, UNFPA comparative advantage in the global and regional HIV-AIDS and linkage of SRHR and HIV responses;
  6. Contribute to maintaining and utilization of network of sub regional and regional experts and institutions as part of the larger objective of capacity building and transfer of skills and programme ownership to beneficiaries;
  7. Document and disseminate HIV Prevention and Linkage of SRHR and HIV programme delivery experiences, lesson learned for capacity building, advocacy and policy making and effective programming;
  8. Participate in implementation of regional collaboration schemes with UN agencies, academia, research and training institutions, think tanks, centres of excellence, professional societies in furtherance of UNFPA Strategic Plan and the advancement of ICPD agenda beyond 2014 and MDG goals;
  9. Collaborate closely on an intra and inter Thematic Unit basis, to communicate and exchange information and situational analysis with concerned parties and stakeholders, as follow-up and programmatic/technical response;
  10. Contribute regional perspective into the preparation, revision, adaption of training materials, manuals and tools, ensuring their availability and monitored use in order to assess their effectiveness for programme implementation;
  11. Contribute to the development of Theories of change for HIV related outcome and outputs of the regional programme and also support country office to do the same for country level outcomes and outputs;
  12. Contribute to promotion of technical knowledge, programme evidence, lessons learned and success stories for use in improving programmes, maintaining accessible data bases on best practices and innovation;
  13. Prepare HIV Prevention, including SRHR and HIV Linkages, documents such as briefing materials, best practices, innovation initiatives, lessons learned and success stories for policy dialogues at sub regional, regional and global levels.
  14. Carry out any other duties as may be requested.

Within the context of an enhanced ESARO support to Country Programmes

  1. Contribute inputs and if assigned, participate in activities to strengthen national capacities, assuring collaboration with CO, the substantive hands-on involvement of national experts and institutions as integral part of the programming, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes;
  2. Contribute inputs into mobilization of social and political actions for national policies and programmes, promoting data for development approaches for policy making, programming and programme assessment activities;
  3. Assist to identify key entry points, partners and approaches for mainstreaming HIV prevention and SRHR and HIV linkage strategies;
  4. Provide tools and work with country programmes to analyze data for anticipating needs for technical;, policy and programmatic assistance;
  5. Assure familiarization with UNFPA HIV Prevention and SRH and HIV linkage strategies and broader UN investment frameworks and progamme action areas, ensuring interventions that are integrated into country programmes;
  6. Provide inputs, as assigned, into the processes for preparation of national development frameworks, national HIV and AIDS and SRH/HIV linkage strategic plans, country action plans and all related documents as well as assuring in the process, substantive hands-on involvement of national experts and institutions as integral part of the activities;
  7. Assist with review and if needed, undertake in collaboration with country offices, preparation of the country-level proposals and resource mobilization strategies to assure expected standards and quality;
  8. Contribute to promotion of technical knowledge, innovation, programme evidence, lessons learned and success stories for use in improving country programmes
  9. Assist with clarification to existing UNFPA HIV Prevention and SRH/HIV linkage policies and UN system wide agreements as well as in respect of new approaches and techniques where related precedents or guidelines are generally unavailable;
  10. Provide support inputs into the adaptation and use of programming, monitoring, research and evaluation and reporting guidelines and tools for HIV Prevention and SRH/HIV linkage.

****REQUIRED COMPETENCIES****

****Required Competencies:****

i) Values: Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, Embracing cultural diversity, Embracing change

ii) Core Competencies: Achieving results, Being accountable, Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen, Thinking analytically and strategically, Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships, Communicating for impact

iii) Required Skillset:

Knowledge and understanding:

 Demonstrated knowledge and an understanding of the social, political, economic, dimensions (milieu, context) of policy making and programme implementation generally and in ESARO region.

 Knowledge and experience of work in development assistance programming processes;

 Ability to lead and drive for results with a strong knowledge of results-based management.

Cognitive skills:

 ability to identify the relative merits of different policy arguments in the broad or specific thematic area, applying principles and reasoned personal view in a logical and coherent way including presentation of reasoned choice between alternative opinions and solutions;

 Ability to conceptualize and to integrate knowledge with broader strategic, policy and operational objectives;

 Capacity to interact with public and NGO officials in programme countries and credibly influence their senior decision makers and other international development organizations in regard to ICPD agenda and MDG goals

Communication:

 ability to organize information using appropriate mode of presentation and style and to communicate effectively, illustrating relevance of information to the intended audience;

 Strong analytical, negotiation and communication skills, including ability to produce high quality practical advisory reports and knowledge product

 Ability to promote knowledge management and a learning environment through leadership and personal example

Working with others:

 Demonstrated ability to work with and within inter-disciplinary and multicultural groups to find agreed solutions to set problems and to accept responsibility and accountability for performance on any aspect of a team task;

 Demonstrated ability to provide constructive coaching and feedback;

 ability to reflect critically on own performance up to identifying issues on which assistance is needed and to obtain such assistance;

 Excellent negotiating and networking skills.

Qualifications, skills and experience required:

****Education:****

Post-graduate University Degree or equivalent (preferably Ph. D.) in public health, medicine, sociology, HIV prevention work (including linkage of SRH and HIV), demography, gender, economics, international relations, international development, public administration, management or other field directly related to the substantive area identified in the title of the post

****Knowledge and Experience:****

  • 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive area, of which at least seven years are at the international level;
  • Demonstrated expertise in the substantive area of work; and programme experience;
  • Strong track record of technical leadership, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results;
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills in English. French and/or Portuguese are assets
  • Demonstrated ability to network within the academic and development community;
  • Familiarity with management and monitoring tools is desirable;
  • Familiarity with ICT/ERP is an asset;
  • Field experience is strongly desirable

Languages:

Strong written and spoken skills in English; French and/or Portuguese desirable.

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender quality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.

We offer an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the position. The package includes a competitive salary plus housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits.

[i] No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulation 4.5


How to apply:

UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy.

Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at

http://www.unfpa.org/employment/

Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process.

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV or AIDS status.

In accordance with the rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, are required to renounce such status upon their appointment. Exceptions to this rule are very limited and can be made only for: (a) stateless persons; (b) newly appointed staff members who have applied for citizenship by naturalization, when such citizenship will be granted imminently; (c) acting staff members in the General Service and related categories with permanent residency status, on promotion to the Professional category; (d) staff members appointed under a temporary appointment. Please understand that UNFPA is not in a position to provide advice on or assistance in applying for any citizenship.

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United States of America: Communications Specialist II (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2015-05-27 20:35
Organization: FHI 360
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Jun 2015

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Communications Specialist

Description:

The Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA) improves nutrition and food security policy, strategy, and programming, and provides technical support to USAID and its partners, including host country governments, international organizations, and NGO implementing partners. Focus areas for technical assistance include maternal and child health and nutrition, HIV and other infectious diseases, community-based nutrition programs and interventions, and food security and livelihood strengthening. FANTA develops and adapts approaches to support the design and quality implementation of field programs, while building on field experience to improve and expand the evidence base, methods, and global standards for nutrition and food security programming. The project, funded by USAID, is a five-year cooperative agreement.

Position Summary:

FANTA is looking for a Communications Specialist to join the FANTA Communications team. The Communications Specialist works to present and disseminate project results to a wide range of stakeholders including USAID Washington, USAID Missions, partners, multilateral agencies, and nongovernmental organizations working in the global nutrition and food security fields. Working collaboratively with FANTA team members, s/he contributes to the development, design and production of compelling print and digital products. The Communications Specialist is responsible for graphic design and multimedia, as well as maintenance of the project’s websites, social media and email distribution channels, and monitors and uses analytics to inform digital strategies. S/he is responsible for enhancing and guiding digital presence and strategies to ensure that project findings are packaged appropriately and disseminated across all communication channels.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

Graphic design and multimedia

  • Design infographics and publications including training materials, job aids, posters, and reports using Adobe Creative Suite or Microsoft Word. Enhance presentations created in PowerPoint. Contribute to storylines and manage production of multimedia presentations.

Website management

  • Manage the project website in Drupal 7 working with an in-house Drupal developer as needed. Curate content for the website as well as contribute to writing web blogs and project updates. Manage search engine optimization, 508 compliance, website statistics. Lead the development of microsites, online toolkits and other digital products, as needed.

Dissemination

  • Develop targeted dissemination strategies through email marketing, blogging, social media and other channels. Manage the bi-monthly FANTA Update e-newsletter. Work collaboratively with partners to increase reach and engagement of audiences.

Knowledge-sharing events and webinars

  • Support knowledge sharing through events and webinars by developing content, and repackaging project materials for various electronic and social media platforms. Contribute to brownbags and trainings to staff about communications and digital media topics. Assist FANTA staff with video, digital and recording technology during brownbags, meetings and conferences.

Other duties as assigned

  • Assist fellow FANTA Communications team members in providing support related to internal communications, print production, event logistics, Sharepoint and activity tracking, as well as administrative tasks, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred in communications, knowledge management, public health, or a related field, and at least 5 years of demonstrated experience in supporting and/or implementing communications, global health, or international development programs.
  • Capacity to work independently and to manage several assignments at once on a daily basis with minimal supervision to meet tight deadlines.
  • Keen attention to detail and advanced skills in organizing/presenting information clearly and concisely.
  • Excellent problem solving and program management skills.
  • Experience in re-purposing information for different audiences into shorter pieces or infographics.
  • Knowledge of USAID preferred, along with familiarity of health-related programming and implementation.
  • Experience in managing and curating website content. Expertise in website development process, including planning, strategy, user experience, information architecture, and usability testing.
  • Experience in using social media platforms and social networking for communicating professional and technical information. Working knowledge and prior application of social media analytics tools.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, Drupal, as well as Microsoft Office 2013 and Sharepoint. Experience with audio, video, and animation is a plus.
  • Experience in online community building and management a plus.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.


How to apply:

https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15741/communications-specialist-ii/job

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United States of America: Research Assistant Internship (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2015-05-27 20:05
Organization: Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Jun 2015

INTERN: Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict (www.watchlist.org) is seeking an intern to work between 10 and 15 hours a week from June 2015 through December 2015, with the possibility of extension.

ORGANIZATION:Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict (‘Watchlist’) is an NGO network that monitors and reports on violations against the security and rights of children and adolescents in specific situations of armed conflict. Watchlist uses this information to urge action by the UN Security Council, UN agencies, and appropriate governments. Watchlist also provides support to local NGO partners in areas of conflict to build sustainable, grassroots monitoring, reporting, and advocacy networks related to violations against children in armed conflicts. Watchlist is a fiscally-sponsored project of the Tides Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the nation’s largest fiscal sponsor.

During the course of the internship, the intern will work on research related to Watchlist’s process evaluation of the U.N. Secretary General’s Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM) for grave violations against children in armed conflict. The intern will support the lead researcher in background research, data analysis, and administrative/logistic tasks. The intern will have the opportunity to receive training on research methods and global humanitarian and human rights mechanisms and policies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with research pertinent to the drafting and publication of Watchlist’s research report on global MRM processes and creation of a M&E framework
  • Support the Lead Researcher in preparation for field research in two countries
  • Conduct data analysis and visual representations of the results of qualitative interviews and direct observation and possible quantitative surveys
  • Assist with development of tools and creation of a M&E framework for the global MRM system
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Watchlist’s advocacy with respect to the research report and M&E framework, including outreach, dissemination, tracking for impact, launches and other tasks
  • Draft social media messages and other communications materials
  • Support the preparation, and possibly attend, dissemination events for the Watchlist report
  • Assist with administrative tasks and other special projects when necessary

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduate student in international relations, law, human rights, public health, or relevant field
  • Strong research and analytical skills and experience with qualitative research and/or monitoring and evaluation
  • Strong interest in issues related to children in armed conflict, child protection, human rights, and humanitarian concerns
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

PREFERRED/DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with NVivo, CSPRO, or other statistical software highly desired
  • Spanish language proficiency a plus

How to apply:

Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please email your cover letter and résumé to:

Ilan Cerna-Turoff, Lead Researcher

it2208@caa.columbia.edu

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Nepal: Fund Development & Reporting Officer - Nepal (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2015-05-27 19:56
Organization: Build Change
Country: Nepal
Closing date: 30 Jun 2015

WORK FOR AN AWARD-WINNING NON-PROFIT SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

Job Title: Fund Development and Reporting Officer - Nepal

Industry: Non-profit/International Development

Function: Fund and Partnership Development and Reporting

Employer: Build Change

Job Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Start Date: Immediate

Term: At will employment

Salary: Competitive, with emergency evacuation insurance, medical insurance and housing stipend

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Founded in 2004, Build Change is a non‐profit social enterprise whose mission is to save lives in earthquakes and hurricanes. Build Change designs safe buildings, trains homeowners, builders, engineers and government officials to build them, works with governments to develop and implement building standards, partners with the private sector to improve building materials quality and create jobs, and facilitates access to incentive-based capital for reconstruction and retrofitting by partnering with financing institutions and government subsidy programs. Build Change started its work in Aceh, Indonesia, after the 2004 earthquake and tsunami, and since has expanded to include programs in China, Haiti, Colombia, Guatemala, the Philippines and Nepal. Build Change has trained more than 23,000 people on earthquake-resistant design and construction techniques, and has provided technical assistance for more than 47,000 safer homes, impacting an estimated 235,000 people.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
For the position of Fund Development and Reporting Officer - Nepal, Build Change is seeking an experienced, innovative, outgoing, bilingual individual with a proven track record of raising funds, winning contracts, building partnerships and brand recognition for an international non-profit social enterprise. The successful candidate should have documented success in researching, positioning, writing and winning technical grant and contract proposals for donors such as USAID, World Bank, American Red Cross, UN agencies and others. The successful candidate should also have proven experience in negotiating partnerships with corporations, multi-laterals and NGOs and a prior track record of leading the development of a portfolio of grants and contracts of at least $2M per year.
This position reports to the Country Director - Nepal, with frequent interaction with the CEO.

Responsibilities:

· Secure at least US$2M per year in grants or contracts

· Develop at least 2 major funded partnerships per year with corporations, governments, multi-laterals, NGOs, or other agencies

· Work with CEO and development team to develop, diversify and execute Build Change’s annual fundraising plan for Nepal, and exceed fundraising goals

· Perform grant and award research, cultivation, positioning and proposal writing for unrestricted funding from foundations, HNWIs, corporations and other agencies

· Perform research, cultivation, positioning and proposal writing for program funding from partner agencies for Build Change’s program in Nepal; work with local staff to translate proposals into local languages if needed

· Work with the Nepal Country Director to build relationships with partner institutions and market Build Change’s design services, technical resources, training programs, DRR programs, and PPP incentives programs to other humanitarian, multi-lateral, and non-profit agencies

· Write applications for technical/housing awards

· Work with CEO and HQ staff to identify and cultivate HNWIs with interest in supporting Build Change’s Nepal program

· Prepare and submit fund development pipeline reports and partnership tracking reports to Nepal Country Director, CEO and Board of Directors

· Use and regularly update Salesforce, Constant Contact, and other donor databases and marketing tools

· Work closely with program management, structural engineering team leader and construction training team leader to produce on-time, high quality grant and progress reports

· Lead the development of success stories, promotional videos, and other fund and partnership development collateral and regularly interface with HQ staff for dissemination of such materials through website, social media, and other channels

· Work with HQ staff to update professional marketing packets aimed at multi-laterals, governments, corporations, NGOs, INGOs, UN and other agencies rebuilding or retrofitting houses and schools in earthquake-prone emerging countries

· Represent Build Change in networks and meetings with such organizations

· Advocate for Build Change’s strategic priorities and interests with governments, multilateral agencies and large funders

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Minimum 5 years professional experience in a similar position with demonstrated fund and partnership development

• Professional experience in proposal writing for an international non-profit social enterprise or similar private sector business, with proven record of winning grants and contracts and exceeding fundraising or business development goals

• Outstanding, outgoing interpersonal skills, high energy level, and ability to speak persuasively in front of large and small groups

• Competency with social media, donor data management systems and e-newsletters (such as Salesforce, Salsa, giving websites)

• Superior professional writing, presentation, and communication skills

• Ability to work independently, willingness to work evenings and weekends and travel as needed

• Knowledge of and passion for Build Change’s mission

• Understanding of basic engineering and construction principles is a strong plus

• Work experience in Nepal or other emerging nations a plus

• No ego, drama, or pessimism; the successful candidate will be flexible, humble, patient, and have a good sense of humor

• Fluency in English required, in both verbal and writing skills; fluency in Nepali a plus.


How to apply:

To Apply:

Go to www.buildchange.org/about/careers and select the link for this position. Applications will be accepted until filled. Qualified women and citizens of Nepal are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

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Nepal: Design Engineer (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2015-05-27 19:11
Organization: Build Change
Country: Nepal
Closing date: 30 Jun 2015

WORK FOR AN AWARD-WINNING NON-PROFIT SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

Job Title: Design Engineer

Industry: Non-profit/International Development

Function: Technical

Employer: Build Change

Job Location: Based in Kathmandu, with possible travel to other areas of Nepal

Start Date: Immediate

Term: At will employment

Salary: Competitive, with emergency evacuation insurance, medical insurance and housing stipend

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Founded in 2004, Build Change is a non‐profit social enterprise whose mission is to save lives in earthquakes and hurricanes. Build Change designs safe buildings, trains homeowners, builders, engineers and government officials to build them, works with governments to develop and implement building standards, partners with the private sector to improve building materials quality and create jobs, and facilitates access to incentive-based capital for reconstruction and retrofitting by partnering with financing institutions and government subsidy programs. Build Change started its work in Aceh, Indonesia, after the 2004 earthquake and tsunami, and since has expanded to include programs in China, Haiti, Colombia, Guatemala, the Philippines and Nepal. Build Change has trained more than 23,000 people on earthquake-resistant design and construction techniques, and has provided technical assistance for more than 47,000 safer homes, impacting an estimated 235,000 people.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
For the position of Design Engineer, Build Change is seeking an exceptionally competent engineer with experience designing earthquake-resistant buildings. In addition, the successful applicant will have a proven leadership and teamwork abilities and a demonstrated ability to communicate technical terms and concepts to non-technical persons.

This position reports to the Lead Structural Engineer in Nepal.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Develop a thorough, comprehensive understanding of the structural engineering design resources developed by Build Change for stone masonry, confined masonry, reinforced masonry, multi-story reinforced concrete frame, timber frame, and retrofitting solutions.

• Assist in the development of Nepal-specific technical resources, such as new construction guidelines for different local building types, retrofit guidelines, construction quality checklists and bill of quantity templates.

• Assist in solving problems and generating solutions in the field for special cases.

• Assist in the revision or development of new structural and architectural drawings, bills of quantity, construction checklists, and training materials as necessary, for partners and clients.

• Assist in controlling the quality of design information & implementation for projects in Nepal.

• Ensure technologies and solutions are consistent with Build Change’s philosophy of earthquake- resistance, sustainability, and cultural appropriateness.

• Assist in training local engineers, architects, drafters, and other technical staff, including the development of training materials and presentations.

• Prepare monthly reports and contribute to internal and external project reporting.

• Work on technical tasks for other Build Change programs as directed by the Lead Structural Engineer - Nepal or the Director of Engineering.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Structural Engineering and a minimum 1 year professional experience in structural engineering or a Master’s degree in civil/structural engineering, with a strong emphasis on seismic engineering principles. Experience in designing and supervising construction of earthquake-resistant buildings in a developing country is a plus.

• Demonstrated experience working successfully in a team environment.

• Understanding of earthquake-resistant design and construction of stone masonry, confined masonry, reinforced masonry, and timber buildings for both new and retrofit buildings.

• Familiar with international building codes and guidelines.

• Cost estimating, structural design software, and 2d AutoCAD literacy.

• Hands-on construction experience in masonry, reinforced concrete, and carpentry is helpful.

• Project management skillset that includes ownership over milestones, work plans, reporting, using computer tools such as Excel and PowerPoint.

• International development experience and willingness to live and work in a post-disaster setting for at least twelve months; experience in Nepal is a strong plus.

• Fluent English is a requirement. Excellent, professional communications skills are required. Fluency in Nepali is a strong plus.

• No ego, drama, or pessimism; the successful candidate will be flexible, humble, patient, and have a good sense of humor.


How to apply:

To Apply

Go to www.buildchange.org/about/careers and click on the link for this position. Applications will be accepted until filled. Qualified women and citizens of Nepal are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

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