MAKING POLICY WORK

Domestic and international policy-related career opportunities

Issue No. 165 - 15 October 2014

DOMESTIC OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment Register
    Torres Strait Regional Authority
    (Public sector /Thursday Island)
  2. 2014 Temporary Employment Register
    Attorney-General's Department
    (Private sector/Various)
  3. Non-ongoing Temporary Employment Register
    Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal
    (Public sector/Melbourne or Sydney)
  4. General Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment Register
    Department of Human Services
    (Public sector/Sydney)
  5. Temporary Registry
    Murray-Darling Basin Authority
    (Public sector/Canberra
  6. Non-Ongoing Employment Register
    Cancer Council
    (Public sector/Sydney)
  1. Principal Policy Officer
    Department of Premier and Cabinet
    (Public sector/Sydney)
  2. Policy Officer
    Australian Communications Consumer Action Network
    (Public sector/Sydney)
  3. Executive Policy Officer
    Ashfield Council
    (Public sector/Sydney)
  4. Lecturer in Politics and Policy Studies
    Deakin University
    (Public sector/Melbourne)
  5. Policy Officer – Environment and Communities
    SA Chamber of Mines and Energy
    (Public sector/Adelaide)
  6. Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Manager
    Save the Children Australia
    (Public sector/Melbourne)

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Monitoring and Reporting Specialist
    Management System International
    (NGO sector/Beirut)
  2. Intern
    International Labour Office
    (NGO sector/Bangkok)
  3. Coordinator
    Roma Education Forum
    (NGO sector/Kosovo)
  4. UN-REDD Programme Policy Board Rapporteur
    Food and Agriculture Organisation
    (NGO sector/ Home based)
  5. Research Assistant
    United Nations University
    (NGO sector/Helsinki)
  6. ETC NGO-Coordinator
    NetHope
    (NGO sector/Central African Republic)
  1. Junior Project Officer
    IICD Foundation
    (NGO sector/Ethiopia)
  2. Prevention Coordinator
    Mentor Initiative
    (NGO sector/Central African Republic)
  3. Senior Governance Programme Officer (Local Governance)
    Oxfam GB
    (NGO sector/Yangon, Myanmar)
  4. Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Consultant
    UNICEF
    (NGO sector/ Home based)
  5. Socio-Economic Water Expert
    Global Water Partnership (GWP)
    (NGO sector/Palestinian Territory, Occupied)
  6. Researcher
    ReSet
    (NGO sector/Spain)

DOMESTIC OPPORTUNITIES

1 Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment Register
Torres Strait Regional Authority

LOCATION: Thursday Island, QLD

SALARY: $41,914 - $128,875

CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2015

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

TSRA maintains a register to assist in filling non-ongoing (temporary) employment opportunities that may arise. The register is used to allow TSRA Managers to search for suitable candidates when a vacancy arises.

Positions that are office based and may be filled at the APS 1-6 level or Executive 1 and 2 levels. Positions may become available in a range of disciplines including; Human Resources, Records and Information Management, General Administration, Finance, Executive Assistance, Information Technology, Policy Development and Implementation, Project Management, Legal Services (Native Title), Natural Resources Management/ Environmental Management, Procurement and Contract Management, Economic Development

This is a register for non-ongoing employment only. Vacancies may be filled as the need arises.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

TSRA is an EEO employer, committed to the principles of workplace diversity. Staff are employed under the Public Service Act 1999.

To be eligible for non-ongoing employment at the TSRA, applicants should:

  • hold Australian Citizenship or have the legal right to work in Australia;
  • be willing to undergo an Australian Federal Police Check with a satisfactory result;
  • be willing to undergo a health check with a satisfactory result; and
  • be willing and eligible to obtain a security clearance to the appropriate level if applicable to the position

Notes

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

These vacancies are non-ongoing (temporary) employment opportunities and contracts may vary from a few days up to no more than 12 months depending on the business requirement of TSRA. The positions may be full time, part time or casual. Casual positions can be of an intermittent nature with hours and working days varying as required.

APPLICATIONS:

For application process please email HumanResources@tsra.gov.au


2 2014 Temporary Employment Register
Attorney-General's Department

LOCATION: Canberra, ACT

SALARY: $43,957 - $131,869

CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Temporary Employment Register is open for candidates to register a general expression of interest (EOI) for employment with the Attorney-General's Department by submitting your details, and resume using our online recruitment system. The Temporary Employment Register enables the Department to access appropriately skilled and experienced individuals at short notice. You should indicate the area of work you have expertise in, the areas you are interested in, and also your educational qualifications, experience and skills. Your registration in the employment register will remain active until 31 December 2014. After this time you will need to renew your registration by re-applying. The Attorney-General's Department will review the register when a need arises to fill non-ongoing or temporary positions. Listed below are the work and disciplines found at AGD.

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Administration
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Intelligence
  • Legal
  • Ministerial and Parliamentary
  • People (Human Resources)
  • Service Delivery
  • Strategic Policy, Research, Project and Programme.

AGD is committed to workplace diversity and aims to create an environment that values and utilises the contribution of its people from different back-grounds, experiences and perspectives.

Notes

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Opportunities will be offered for varying periods for approximately 3 to 12 months (dictated by operational demands).

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

The Department is the central policy and coordinating element of the Attorney-General's portfolio, for which the Attorney-General and Minister for the Arts; and the Minister for Justice are responsible. We encourage and value a diverse workforce and offer a wide range of challenging and exciting career opportunities. Visit our website at www.ag.gov.au or email HR.Assist@ag.gov.au


3 Non-ongoing Temporary Employment Register
Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW or Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: $55,911 - $119,577

CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal provide an independent and final merits review of decisions made in relation to visas to travel to, enter or stay in Australia. We review decisions made in relation to a range of visas including visitor, student, family, business, skilled and refugee visas.

We are seeking expressions of interest from persons who are interested in being included on our temporary employment register. The roles include:

  • Registry Operations
  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Policy

We anticipate that most opportunities will be at the APS3 and APS4 levels working in the district registries in Sydney and Melbourne. This work involves client contact, corresponding with clients, processing review applications and assisting with hearing arrangements. Other opportunities will arise from time to time.

The temporary employment register is used by the tribunals to source suitable candidates to fill short term or temporary vacancies. Opportunities will be offered for varying periods from 1 to 12 months. There is no guarantee that an offer of employment will be made. Applications will remain valid until 31 December 2014.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

To be eligible for non-ongoing (temporary) employment, a person:

  • must be an Australian Citizen
  • must satisfy a National Australian Federal Police Records check
  • must satisfy any mandatory qualification requirements as applicable to the position for which they are being considered.

APPLICATIONS:

Please click here to apply online.


4 General Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment Register
Department of Human Services

LOCATION: Various

SALARY: $45,263 - $132,809

CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Department of Human Services is responsible for the development of service delivery policy and provides access to social, health and other payments and services. We are the largest Australian Government Department and deliver services Australia-Wide.

The Department of Human Services is seeking registrations from eligible candidates for non-ongoing (temporary) employment and intermittent/irregular (casual) employment opportunities across a broad range of classifications, business areas and locations across Australia.

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

To be eligible for all non-ongoing employment (temporary and casual), applicants must be an Australian citizen.

Candidates are required to undertake a National Criminal History Records Check (NCHRC) prior to engagement.

Notes

Non-ongoing (temporary) employment opportunities may be offered on a full time, part time or intermittent / irregular (casual) basis. Positions may be filled across the Department Australia wide. On occasion the department may offer weekend or extended hours work.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Non-ongoing (temporary) employment opportunities will be offered for a specified term, for the duration of a specified task, or for duties that are intermittent/irregular.


5 MDBA Temporary Register
Murray-Darling Basin Authority

LOCATION: Canberra, ACT

SALARY: $64,055 - $134,170

CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority is establishing a register of people interested in temporary vacancies in Canberra. The register will be used to fill short term vacancies across a range of work areas including:

  • Policy and Planning;
  • Environmental Resource Management;
  • River Management;
  • Corporate Services including legal.

Non-Ongoing vacancies may become available at any time and all positions are located in Canberra. Suitable candidates will be contacted as employment opportunities arise. Your application and resume will remain valid in the register until the Authority re-advertises, or until you notify the Authority that you are no longer actively seeking employment.

Please note that by registering here, your application and resume may be viewed by any Authority manager who may need to fill a non-ongoing vacancy. Any personal details submitted to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority Non-Ongoing Register will only be used for the purpose for which they are provided. We will not use your personal details for any other purpose, and will not disclose them, without your consent.

Your application will remain on the Non-Ongoing Employment Register will remain active for 4 months. After this period the register will be cleared and re-advertised. If you wish to remain on the register you will need to re-apply.

Please note this Non-Ongoing Employment Register is for job seekers only. We do not accept unsolicited resumes or application from recruitment agencies and/or search firms and will not pay fees to any such organisations without prior agreement.

Notes

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Opportunities will be offered for varying periods for approximately 3 to 12 months (dictated by operational demands.)

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

Please visit http://mdba.gov.au for selection criteria and applications.


6 Non-Ongoing Employment Register
Cancer Australia

LOCATION: Surry Hills, NSW

SALARY: $56,520 - $133,373

CLOSING DATE: 30 January 2015

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Cancer Australia is a high-performing, specialised agency comprising staff with expertise in a range of areas, including epidemiology, clinical practice, re-search analysis, data, population health, public health, policy, health promotion, and financial and project management. Cancer Australia supports staff with a dedicated staff development and train-ing scheme and opportunities for learning on the job. Well located close to transport on the edge of the city, Cancer Australia is committed to its vision of working to the benefit of all Australians with cancer and their families.

Cancer Australia is seeking interest from suitable candidates for temporary short-term employment (up to 12 months) when we require the services of additional staff or need specialist expertise.

Cancer Australia offers employment opportunities across a wide range of functions, including:

  • Cancer Care
  • Service Development and Clinical Practice
  • Policy and Strategy
  • Knowledge Management
  • Executive Support
  • Health Promotion and Communications
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Finance

SELECTION CRITERIA:

To be eligible for temporary (non-ongoing) employment at Cancer Australia, applicants should:

  • Hold Australian Citizenship or have the legal right to work in Australia
  • Be willing to undergo an Australian Federal Police Check
  • Be willing to undergo a health clearance
  • Be willing and eligible to obtain a security clearance to the appropriate level, if applicable to the position.
  • Hold relevant tertiary qualifications, where required.

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should complete a registration form and provide a current resume and the names of two referees. More details may be requested from applicants at a later date for specific positions as they be-come available. Registration forms and details about employment terms and conditions (in Cancer Australia’s Enterprise Agreement) are at http://canceraustralia.gov.au/about-us/employment-opportunities.

Applications: Can be submitted electronically to recruitment@canceraustralia.gov.au or posted to Cancer Australia, Locked Bag 3, and Strawberry Hills NSW 2012.


7 Principal Policy Officer
Department of Premier & Cabinet

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: $145,124

CLOSING DATE: 20 October 2014

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SUMMARY:

The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) supports the Premier and Cabinet by providing thought leadership across the public sector and driving Government objectives to facilitate effective outcomes for the community.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

We are currently seeking a Principal Policy Officer to support the operations of the Behavioural Insights Unit within the Communities and Social In-vestment Group of the Department. The Behavioural Insights Unit aims to encourage and support people to make better choices for themselves, apply behavioural science to policy design and delivery,; and champion the use of scientific methodology to bring greater rigour to policy evaluation.

The Principal Policy Officer, Behavioural Insights Unit, is to oversee the delivery of assigned projects and staff, undertake complex policy, expand report-ing systems encompassing service delivery reform projects within the Group and across DPC as well as provide well researched and sound options on which the Department can rely on for effective deci-sion making.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Key requirements to be successful:

  • Excellent understanding of the behavioural sciences and how to apply this to complex policy problems.
  • Strong understanding of how to conduct randomised controlled trials to test policy interventions.
  • Extensive successful experience in project management and leading service delivery reforms, strategic initiatives or interagency projects.
  • Excellent knowledge of workings of government processes and systems, including policy and legislative processes.

APPLICATIONS:

Your application should include a covering letter [maximum two pages] briefly responding to the key requirements detailed above, and an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly de-tails your skills and experience as relevant to this position.

Learn more: Please review the Role Description. For enquiries regarding this position, please contact Jeevani Korathota on 02 9228 5308


8 Policy Officer
Australian Communications Consumer Action Network

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: $56,346.16

CLOSING DATE: 17 October 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

You will undertake policy work to ensure consumer communications issues are advanced. Your knowledge of communications in particular broadband issues as well as excellent analytical and stakeholder liaison skills will be the key to your success in this role. Your capacity for strategic issues management will ensure that ACCAN is dynamic and responsive to emerging issues. You are committed to consumer rights and have a passion for social justice and fair markets. A background in economics would be highly desirable.

Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, ACCAN, is a not-for-profit organisation and Australia's peak body representing the interests of all consumers in communications issues. ACCAN is an important voice promoting accessible, affordable and available communications services that enhance the lives of consumers.

You should have relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in a communications policy role.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Essential Skills for position

  • An understanding of communications policy issues generally and broadband issues specifically, or the capacity to quickly acquire this knowledge
  • A commitment to the effective representation of consumers
  • Knowledge of public policy processes
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good analytical and research skills
  • Proficiency in information and communications technology
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Capacity to work independently with minimal supervision Desired Skills for position
  • An academic background in economics
  • Understanding of the needs of people with disabilities
  • Knowledge of and experience of working in the community sector

APPLICATIONS:

This position attracts a salary starting at $56,346.16 per annum plus superannuation. In support of a work/life balance, benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

A position description, including selection criteria, can be obtained from our website at www.accan.org.au/jobs

ACCAN is an EEO employer: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, persons with disabilities and people from culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

If you would like to apply for this position, please email your CV and covering letter identifying the position, and addressing the selection criteria to recruitment@accan.org.au by 5pm, Friday 17th October 2014.


9 Executive Policy Officer
Ashfield Council

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: $68,920.42 - $80624.76

CLOSING DATE: 27 October 2014

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SUMMARY:

Ashfield Council has been recognised for its innovation, community focus and organisational excellence. With beautiful contemporary office spaces situated on train and bus lines less than 10km from the Sydney CBD, Ashfield is one of the most progressive Councils in NSW.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

An integral part of the General Manager's Office, this position is responsible for corporate planning and reporting, high order corporate policy and the design and delivery of executive projects.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

The ideal applicant will have tertiary qualifications in public policy or a discipline relevant to Local Government, high order understanding of Local Government operations and strategic issues and superior project management expertise and experience.

A salary range between $68,920.42 pa - $80624.76 pa is offered depending upon competencies, knowledge and experience. Our Council is centrally located in Ashfield shopping precinct, close to rail and bus lines and with parking close by. We offer flexible working hours and employment based on EEO principals led by progressive management, with a strong safety focus.

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should first obtain a comprehensive job information package by visiting our website www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au

Specific Enquiries can be directed to Vanessa Chan, General Manager on 02 9716 1901.


10 Lecturer in Politics and Policy Studies
Deakin University

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: $85568 - $101379

CLOSING DATE: 2 November 2014

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SUMMARY:

The Lecturer will be required to teach, undertake research and publish in the area of politics and policy studies. The appointee will promote the School and maintain links and partnerships with relevant academic, industry and professional communities. The appointee will make an independent contribution to the School's teaching, research, and program development.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR

  • Teaching in the area of politics and policy studies at the undergraduate and post-graduate level that is consistent with the University's principles of teaching, learn-ing and the student experience
  • Developing learning environments that are flexible, student-centred and accessible, utilising appropriate technology
  • Contributing to building an active (nation-al) research record, including publication and the generation of external research in-come
  • Participating with colleagues in develop-ing and maintaining links and partnerships with industry and the wider community.
  • Undertaking appropriate administrative tasks

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. PhD in a relevant field (or equivalent).
  2. Demonstrated ability to contribute effectively to both the Faculty's undergraduate teaching program and its postgraduate teaching program in a manner that influ, motivates, and inspires students to learn
  3. Demonstrated ability to develop and ad-minister assessment regimes and provide feedback that fosters independent learning
  4. Proven research activity in politics and policy studies, including a sound record in publishing in highly ranked academic journals.
  5. Capacity to supervise research students in politics and policy studies.

APPLICATIONS:

For a full copy of the position description and to apply online, please visit www.deakin.edu.au/careers-at-deakin

All applicants are encouraged to provide a separate statement addressing each key selection criteria in addition to providing resume.


11 Policy Officer – Environment and Communities
SA Chamber of Mines and Energy

LOCATION: Adelaide, SA

SALARY: $40,000 to $50,000

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) is SA's peak body representing the mining and energy industry. The chamber aims to promote the long term sustainability of the re-sources industry in South Australia.

We are seeking a graduate Policy Officer – Environment and Communities to assist the Director, Corporate Social Responsibility deliver policy and programs in the areas of community engagement, environment, OH&S, and Aboriginal Relations.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Key areas of responsibility include-

  • In the area of community engagement-
  • Developing strategies to build community trust in the sectors social and environmental accountability.
  • Reviewing and updating industry codes and associated guidelines and tools.
  • Measuring the codes against community engagement strategies around Australia.
  • Contribute to environmental policy including energy, climate change, water management and natural resources management.
  • Contribute to projects in the area of Aboriginal Relations.
  • the preparation of industry supported submissions to government on government policy, new legislation and reviews of legislation.
  • Act in the capacity of executive officer to SACOME's Sustainable Development Committee and sub-committees.
  • Assist with the planning of the Mine Res-cue Competition in SA.
  • Planning and organising events and in-formation to inform and educate the resources and energy sectors in community engagement, environmental policy and legislation and Aboriginal Relations.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Have a tertiary qualification in a relevant degree
  2. Be a team player and work with all other members of the SACOME team
  3. Strong research, organisational and planning skills;
  4. Well developed oral and written communication skills;
  5. Ability to work both independently and as an effective member of a team;
  6. Effective problem solving and analytical skills, including the ability to exercise in-dependent judgement;
  7. Aware of the Resources and Energy Industries in South Australia

APPLICATIONS:

For further information or to request a full Position Description contact:
Nigel Long at nlong@sacome.org.au
Ph: (08) 8202 9999

To apply please forward a covering letter and CV to: John Cocks at jcocks@sacome.org.au


12 Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Manager
Save the Children Australia

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 27 October 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Save the Children is one of Australia’s largest aid and development agencies dedicated to helping children. We protect and support children in need. We save lives in emergencies. We stand up for children’s rights. Save the Children Australia seeks a Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Advisor to join its Public Affairs team.

The purpose of the position is to lead Save the Children Australia’s humanitarian advocacy work, with a view to influencing the policy and practice of the Australian government and international institutions. The Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Ad-visor will have a solid understanding of humanitarian issues and develop policy and advocacy products, as well as engage in direct lobbying, to engage and influence key stakeholders including the Australian Government, the media and broader Australian community to ensure that children’s needs are met and heard in humanitarian emergencies.

This is an exciting time to join the organisation as we leverage our significant global experience to maximise our impact for children, both in Australia and overseas.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Highly developed policy analysis skills, including the ability to analyse complex policy issues and adapt for a variety of audiences.
  • Understanding of advocacy and of how to capitalise upon key influencing opportunities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to adapt writing style for a range of audiences and products including government submissions, internal policy briefs and media.
  • Ability to network and build relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Significant experience in humanitarian programming and/or policy, including at least 3 years in an emergency/conflict environment.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of humanitarian policy issues.
  • Experience in policy analysis and advocacy.
  • Post Graduate degree in international relations, law, development or related topic.

We are looking for someone who shares our vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

APPLICATIONS:

To apply please submit your cover letter addressing the above criteria and Resume via our careers page http://www.savethechildren.org.au/about-us/careers

Applications close 27 October.

International applications are welcome to apply, however all applicants must be eligible to work in Australia when applying for this role. All applicants must undergo a National Police Check and sign the Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.


INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

13 Monitoring and Reporting Specialist
Management System International (MSI)

LOCATION: Beirut, Lebanon

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 20 October 2014

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SUMMARY:

MSI is an international development firm in the Washington, D.C., metro area with a 30-year history of helping to deliver results across the developing world. In 2008, we became part of Coffey International Limited. Since that time, we have greatly expanded our ability to respond seamlessly and flexibly to client needs with Coffey's international development offices in the United Kingdom and Australia. We operate in some of the most challenging political and economic climates in the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and South Sudan. MSI currently employs 800 development experts in the fields of public sector management, monitoring and evaluation, governance, and anti-corruption. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer the Monitoring and Reporting Specialist will support programmatic and technical aspects of the LCRP Project by assisting with monitoring and evaluation approaches and tools and working closely with the LCRP Project team to implement these techniques. The position is based in Beirut.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with implementation of initiatives to strengthen the LCRP Project’s technical approach to program design, monitoring and evaluation (including adoption of standardized indicators and benchmarks; performance M&E plans, activity and indicator tracking tools; and evaluation approaches).
  • Assist in identifying and refining impact indicators for individual LCRP activities, the LCRP pro-gram in relation to its overall goal and objectives, and specific project initiatives.
  • Assist with designing, testing, implementing and reviewing routine project monitoring and re-port forms and data flow mechanisms and oversee the management of data for regular reporting on program progress.
  • Assist in development and design of questionnaires, survey polls, focus groups and other quantitative and qualitative tools for monitoring and impact measurement purposes.
  • Assist with file management, photos, public events and write talking points and briefers.
  • Actively contribute to information sharing within the LCRP Project.
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the Chief of Party and the Operations Manager.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in monitor-ing and evaluation of development projects.
  • Experience with data input and program reporting.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and detail-oriented skills.
  • Ability to travel country-wide to project activity locations.
  • Proven ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Fluency in English.

APPLICATIONS:

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com


14 Intern
International Labour Office

LOCATION: Bangkok, Thailand

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 18 October 2014

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SUMMARY:

The ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR is responsible for maintaining the institutional relationship with constituents and for the implementation of the ILO’s work as agreed in the respective Decent Work Country Programmes. The Office is responsible to ensure that ILO constituents are provided with high-quality, timely, well-coordinated and integrated services responsive to their needs and tailored to their realities.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The intern will be responsible for:

  • Support the work of the Country Office, including advocacy events ad hoc meetings. Liaise with meeting participants and organizers on relevant matters of such meetings/seminars;
  • Revamp the Country Office public website to ensure it effectively functions as an outreach advocacy tool in line with the ILO programme of work in the countries covered by the Office;
  • Monitor and update news through social media;
  • Provide other support and assistance, including preparation of documents, proof-reading corresponding and research work;
  • Monitor and compile information on political and economic developments in the countries covered by the Office.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Current enrollment in a masters or equivalent degree in Economics, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences or related field or completed one of the above master programmes in the year preceding the application.
  • Demonstrable skills in analytical thinking, communication, and research;
  • Good speaking, writing and editing skills in English and other languages as mentioned above ;
  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of automated systems; knowledge of web content management would be an advantage;
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with ability to work under pressure within an international setting; and,
  • Ability to perform a variety of substantive and organizational tasks. Interns’ Expenses:
  • Interns are not financially remunerated by the ILO. However, a stipend to cover basic subsistence costs will be paid by the ILO. For more information please visit the ILO website at: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/pers/vacancy/intern.htm#q4 Subsequent Employment:
  • The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with the ILO but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.

APPLICATIONS:

Click here to apply online.


15 Coordinator - Scholarship Program and the Grant Program
Roma Education Fund

LOCATION: Kosovo

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 20 October 2014

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SUMMARY:

REF seeks applications of candidates for coordinating its activities of the Scholarship Program and the Grant Program in Kosovo

The Roma Education Fund seeks a consultant for coordinating the Scholarship Program’s and Grant Program’s activities in Kosovo to provide support to local organizations, regional and national educational institutions, and the responsible governmental body. In addition the candidate will participate in the implementation of the tertiary education scholarship program, in close cooperation and under the supervision of REF headquarters office in Budapest.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Main tasks according to grant program related work:

  • manage to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment, troubleshoot and follow projects through to completion, with strict deadlines and without loss of attention to detail, budget and reporting;
  • good knowledge and understanding of the education system in Kosovo and equal opportunity measures supporting the integration of Roma/Ashkali/Egyptian (RAE) communities; support REF in identifying project opportunities with local stakeholders including donors;
  • provide information on how to prepare a proposal to organizations preparing proposals for REF financing;
  • provide support to organizations implementing REF projects including the participatory preparation of different documents (ie.:Project Implementation and Monitoring Plan, or the Project Results Frame-work);
  • arrange and pursuit REF monitoring visits in Kosovo;
  • support REF efforts to gather data on RAE communities if requested,
  • provide inputs for updating REF country strategy in Kosovo;
  • update REF Headquarter on any legislative changes, policy issues, events that might affect RAE Inclusion in the education systems;
  • prepare short, lively stories for REF reports/ website about REF financed project
  • attend and actively participate in conferences, meetings, seminars, on RAE inclusion or on education reforms and provide information on REF;
  • facilitate in country coordination between REF grantees;
  • organize round tables, seminars, training sessions or other events, if requested;
  • be fluent in Kosovar language, and have excellent command of English, both written and spoken. Speaking Romani is considered as an added value;
  • excellent written, verbal, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • good computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office and experience with internet research and database management;
  • good communication skills with high sensitivity to cultural differences;
  • effectively work both in team and independently with a high-level of self-motivation and ability to set and meet goals;
  • show discretion and ability to handle confidential issues;
  • thorough knowledge of key organizations and education networks active in the field
  • pleasant, diplomatic manner and disposition, driver license is an added value

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • BA or equivalent degree;
  • Relevant experience in grant making, project management and a sound understanding of the higher educational programs, relevant policy frameworks and their implementation;
  • Work experience in academic /educational pro-gram administration and coordination;
  • Strong experience in project monitoring and evaluation tools (M&E);
  • Experience and competencies in working in a multicultural environment;
  • Extensive program administration and planning skills, experience in operating with databases; NGO experience is essential;
  • Strong background with programs advancing education through community organizing, legal advocacy, research or policy reform work;
  • Fluency in English and in the country language;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • High level of computer proficiency;

Knowledge of Romani language is considered an added value.

APPLICATIONS:

Application package should be composed of europass format CV, motivation letter, and Letter of support from former employers. The full package should be sent to ebader@romaeducationfund.org with `KO-SOVO CF and CC` in the subject line.


16 UN-REDD Programme Policy Board Rapporteur
Food and Agriculture Organisation

LOCATION: Home based

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 25 October 2014

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SUMMARY:

General Description Of Task(S) And Objectives To Be Achieved

The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (UN-REDD) in developing countries. The Programme was launched in 2008 and builds on the convening role and technical expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The UN-REDD Programme supports nationally-led REDD+ processes and promotes the informed and meaningful involvement of all stakeholders - including indigenous peoples and other forest-dependent communities - in national and international REDD+ implementation.

The UN-REDD Programme’s Policy Board (PB) meets twice a year. Its upcoming 13th meeting will be held in Arusha, Tanzania from 3 to 7 November 2014. To ensure that the discussions, proceedings, decisions and conclusions of the meetings are captured accurately, it is essential that a dedicated Rapporteur undertakes the specific tasks outlined below.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Rapporteur will work under the supervision of the Senior Officer.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

  • Prepare draft report template with all information at hand prior to PB meeting
  • Take notes and prepare summary for all meeting sessions.
  • Collect all notes from individual session note-takers.
  • Collect speeches, opening remarks, session presentations, other notes/papers that will assist in drafting the PB report.
  • Ensure and secure audio recording of meeting proceedings.
  • Put together first draft report on the PB document template for review by the Secretariat within one week after the Policy Board meeting (by 14 November).
  • Liaise and work closely with Documents Officer on editing of report
  • Resolve clarifications/comments received from Secretariat staff, Agencies, MPTF-O, etc.
  • Review, discuss, adjust and incorporate comments from Strategic Group, Management Group, co-chairs, PB members and observers.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Academic Qualifications

  • Relevant degree and/or post-graduate degree in Journalism, Communications, Social Sciences, etc.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluent level of English (Level C)- French and Spanish (good understanding)

Technical Competencies and Experience Requirements

  • Proven experience in rapporteur work
  • Able to analyze, summarize and coherently report on diverse perspective
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight time-lines
  • Previous experience at international conferences is an asset
  • REDD+ or climate change experience preferred

APPLICATIONS:

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17 Research Assistant
United Nations University

LOCATION: Helsinki, Finland

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 23 October 2014

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SUMMARY:

The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States.

UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) UNU-WIDER is a leading international development economics research and training centre. The Institute uses approaches and methodologies from economics and other sciences to conduct research oriented to key development issues and policy challenges affecting the developing world. UNU-WIDER aims to stimulate international policy research, provide an effective global research network, and deliver impact, quality, and opportunities. UNU-WIDER’s audiences include national and international policy makers, bilateral and multilateral development organizations; and development researchers, especially in the developing world. UNU-WIDER strives for excellence in all activities, and the Institute was ranked seventh international development think tank in the 2013 Global Go-To Think Tanks Report.

UNU-WIDER is looking for two (2) outstanding individuals with strong commitment and potential to support the research and training programme of the Institute. For more information on UNU-WIDER and its work programme, please visit www.wider.unu.edu.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under the supervision of the Director of the Institute, the Research Assistant will perform the following duties:

  • Support UNU-WIDER and UNU-WIDER Research Fellows under the 2014-2018 work programme, including research and teaching;
  • Prepare papers for the UNU-WIDER discussion paper series and subsequent journal/book publication.
  • Construct and maintain databases and to collect research materials for the research team.
  • Participate in selected UNU-WIDER conferences and seminars.
  • Participate in the organization and teaching of the joint WIDER-HECER Master’s Program in Development Economics.
  • perform other duties as requested by the supervisor related to research of UNU-WIDER.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • A master’s degree with strong analytical and quantitative skills in economics or related field. Persons, such as final year students who are close to getting their master’s degree can also be considered. Preference is given for those who have started their doctoral studies in economics or related field and have some experience in conducting research;
  • Excellent drafting skills and fluency in both oral and written English. Knowledge of other official UN languages would be an asset;
  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

APPLICATIONS:

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18 ETC NGO-Coordinator
NetHope

LOCATION: Bangui, Central African Republic

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 5 November 2014

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SUMMARY:

The ETC NGO-Coordinator will serve as an active member of the ETC Team, through deployment to the C.A.R. Emergency Response and will be responsible for the coordination of NGOs operating in C.A.R. by aggregating common ICT requirements and leveraging the capabilities of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster to provide common inter-agency services. The candidate will also work to broaden the engagement and participation of NGOs with the cluster, with a goal of leveraging information & communications technology (ICT) to sup-port and enable effective humanitarian assistance. Furthermore, the ETC NGO Coordinator acts as the project manager for the deployment of security and data communication infrastructure for the NGO community, provided through a grant from OFDA to NetHope.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Based in Bangui, under the supervision of the ETC Coordinator, the candidate will be responsible for the following duties:

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Develop, enhance and maintain relationships with the ICT focal points within the NGO (local) community that allows for collaboration on common projects. This involves initiating regular contact and direct engagement with NGOs.
  2. Engage with the NGO community to conduct requirements analysis, determine and aggregate demand for common ICT infrastructure & services in operational areas and prepare appropriate plan which feeds into the ETC Response Plan and Budget.
  3. Facilitate and coordinate the portfolio of ETC projects across the NGO community in C.A.R..
  4. Manage the security communication and data communication improvement projects NetHope is running in C.A.R. through funding from OFDA.
  5. Review the efficiency and effectiveness of common ICT services provisioned to the NGO community by the ETC and provide feedback to the ETC Coordinator.
  6. Coordinate relevant documentation and reporting for key projects and engagements and share documents on the ETC website. This documentation includes, but is not limited to, assessments documents, project plans, budgets, project reports, transition plans and lessons learnt.
  7. Develop a communications plan, in collaboration with the ETC Public Information Officer, and ensure communication of relevant information and updates to key stakeholders within the NGO community. This includes ensuring that the NGO community is fully aware of the role and activities of the ETC as well as the services that are available or can be made available to NGOs.
  8. Establish, build and maintain relationships within the humanitarian aid community operating in the disaster areas in coordination with the ETC. The humanitarian aid community includes National Government Agencies, local and international NGOs, NGO consortiums, UN, IFRC, academia, technology vendors and other stakeholders.
  9. Attend and contribute to the local ETC Working Group meetings and the global ETC teleconferences representing common interests of the NGO community to the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster. Also encourage NGOs to directly attend the local ETC meetings.
  10. Document and communicate any lessons learnt to the ETC community. As a result, contribute to the enhancement of ETC strategies, policies, processes and standards.
  11. Facilitate development of a long-term NGO collaboration forum, as part of the Local ICT Working Group, for ongoing coordination of common ICT programmes.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Education & Knowledge:

  • University degree in computer science, telecommunications or another related field or relevant experience.
  • Project management training preferable.
  • Successful completion of the IT Emergency Management Training (IT EMT) or similar training and/or extensive experience.

Language:

  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and preferable proficiency in one of the other UN languages utilised in affected country.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years, progressively responsible professional experience with NGOs and/or the UN in support of IT humanitarian services.
  • Experience working in developing countries and challenging environments. At least must have experience working in one humanitarian emergency operation.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to plan and organise own work programme.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision under own initiative.
  • Tact and ability to work harmoniously with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to identify, research, analyse and synthesise complex development issues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and demonstrated ability to write concise and analytical reports under time constraints.
  • Ability to organise, assess and co-ordinate the work of others.
  • Ability to work under pressure and on multiple tasks.

APPLICATIONS:

Inquiries, applications and CVs should be submit-ted to Joe Simmons (NH) josimmons@nethope.org and Gisli Olafsson (NH) gisli.olafsson@nethope.org


19 Junior Project Officer
IICD Foundation

LOCATION: Ethiopia

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 16 October 2014

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SUMMARY:

IICD Foundation is a Dutch-based NGO active in the field of ICT for development.

IICD is specialised in the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a tool for development and is active in Africa and Latin America. We bring about technical and social innovations that create and enhance development opportunities in education, health, economic development and water and climate resilience. For maximum impact, we work closely with partners from the public, private and non-profit sectors. More information about IICD can be found at http://annualreport.iicd.org and www.iicd.org.

In Ethiopia IICD is partnering in the project CommonSense, an innovative project implemented by a public-private partnership between NGOs, private companies and the Ethiopian and Dutch governments. In this project we explore together new business models in the Agriculture and Water sector us-ing satellite data to improve livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Ethiopia. The role of IICD is to facilitate the integration and introduction of smart ICT solutions for farmers to be able to access real-time information as well as the capacity development of target groups to be able to introduce and apply the-se solutions.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Summary of key responsibilities

  • Assist the IICD Country Representative in the design and implementation of the project by translating thematic knowledge into the ICT component of the project;
  • Assist in planning, budgeting and reporting of all capacity building activities;
  • Coordinate all ICT capacity building activities with consortium partners and target groups;
  • Assist consortium partners and target groups in making informed decisions on appropriate interventions and technologies and human resources requirements as part of the implementation processes;
  • Identify and support effective partnerships with local advisers and trainers (individuals or companies) who provide advice and training to target groups;
  • Support local advisers and trainers on effective advisory and training methodologies and appropriate instructional materials, with a focus on integration of ICT;
  • Contribute to the generation and dissemination of lessons learned with regard to capacity building activities and change management processes.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Specific knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • At least 2 years of experience in developing and implementing projects for development in the Water or Agricultural sector;
  • Proven experience in conducting and coordi capacity development programmes and in particular training programmes;
  • Affinity with / exposure to ICT in projects in one or more of the thematic areas: Agriculture, Water and Climate Resilience and/or Economic Development;
  • Good IT skills is a must, as well as interest in of state-of-the-art ICT tools;
  • Highly organised, able to work in a fast-paced interdisciplinary and multicultural work environment;
  • Experience in coordinating partnerships, facilitating and chairing project meetings, reporting and monitoring. Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • (At least) Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Social Science or related fields, with expertise in Water or Agriculture;
  • Up-to-date knowledge of recent developments in international development and ICT4D-related is-sues;
  • Fluent in Amharic and English (speaking and writing);
  • Highly organised, able to work in a fast-paced interdisciplinary and multicultural work environment;
  • Self-motivated, responsible, with proven commitment to continuous learning and self-development;
  • Independent worker able to create and maintain a network;
  • Positive, enthusiastic, smart, sharp, flexible and perfectly able to adapt to fast changing (work-ing) environments;
  • High degree of professional versatility and hands-on capability;
  • Convincing presenter for small and large groups;
  • A team player;
  • Availability per November 1st 2014;
  • Reside in Ethiopia, preferable in Addis Ababa.

APPLICATIONS:

To apply please e-mail your Cover Letter plus CV to: Ms F. Alvarez (Sr. HR Adviser) at vacancy@iicd.org. For more information about the position, please contact: Ms F. Alvarez +31 (0)70- 311 73 11


20 Prevention Coordinator
Mentor Initiative

LOCATION: Central African Republic

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 10 November 2014

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SUMMARY:

MENTOR Initiative is looking to recruit a Prevention Coordinator (PC) for the organisation’s mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) where MEN-TOR has been implementing community based health care in the North West since 2008. Following the past year’s increasing political instability, the MENTOR Initiative is undergoing an important expansion of activates both in terms of geographical coverage and scope of health care. The PC will, with support from the Medical and Technical Coordinator, the Medical Coordinator for Health Facility Support and the Country Director, be in charge of malaria and other Vector Borne Diseases (VBD) prevention activities in the MENTOR programme in CAR with a particular emphasis on distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs), implementation of Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) campaigns, sensitisation through related IEC/BCC activities and potentially participation in operational research studies in the sub prefectures of Batangafo, Paoua and Markounda. In addition, if required, support may be required for the other areas where MENTOR Initiative is operational. He/she will bring sufficient experience and skills to ensure the correct delivery of prevention programme activities for the MENTOR mission in a very challenging security context.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The main responsibilities of this post include the following:

Ensure the compliance and implementation of the following prevention activities as per grant contract obligations in the target areas:

LLINs

  • Organise and implement large scale LLIN distribution campaigns in a very challenging context. This includes recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers; close collaboration with local authorities, iNGOs, and international humanitarian agencies involved with the planned countrywide net distribution in CAR; ensure sensitisation pre, during and post campaign.
  • Responsible for appropriate preparation of LLIN campaigns including population census, elaboration of IEC material as required, (in close collaboration with the Logistics department) oranise for transportation of LLINs to the designated distribution sites
  • If required and feasible and with support from the technical team in CAR and MENTOR HQ, organise for post distribution LLIN retention surveys.

IRS

  • In close collaboration with the MENTOR technical team and base coordinators in CAR, identify and map areas where IRS is the most appropriate feasible prevention means against malaria and other VBDs.
  • In close collaboration with the logistics team, ensure proper storage and maintenance of all IRS equipment.
  • Directly responsible for set up of contingency plans in case of rapidly increasing number of malaria cases in the target areas.
  • As required and with approval from the CD and the Medical and Technical Coordinator, organise for trainings of stakeholders in IRS techniques and potential pre-positioning of contingency stock if applicable.
  • Directly responsible for organising and over-seeing IRS campaigns implemented by MENTOR Initiative.

IEC/BCC

  • Develop sensitisation material as required and adapted to the local context (with varying degree on visual, oral and or written information).
  • Work in complete coordination with the MENTOR technical team as well as MENTOR base coordinators on integrating all IEC/BCC material with in the community based and health facility support for health care.
  • If required and feasible, participate actively in the implementation of KAP studies in the target areas.

Other

  • Recruit, train and directly manage local prevention supervisors (MENTOR Initiative salaried local staff members) to support prevention activities in the mission.
  • Adhere to and fully respect all general security rules as communicated by the CD. In the highly in-secure context in CAR, any prevention campaigns must be approved by the CD prior to implementation
  • Adhere to and fully respect the MENTOR code of conduct and Sexual Harassment Guidelines. And ensure the same from all staff under his/her direct supervision.
  • As required, assist in the creation of viable new proposals and budgets in liaison with the CD in CAR.
  • Represent MENTOR Initiative at relevant district/regional level meetings with the government and NGO partners to help inform and support a co-ordinated approach to prevention of malaria and other vector born disease in CAR.
  • Maintain up to date information on areas covered by vector control campaigns.
  • Preparation of relevant sections for weekly, monthly, and other ad hoc reports
  • Support the CD in assessment missions when required.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Medical and Technical Coordinator and agreed with the CD.
  • Includes the possibility of transfer to another similar post in another MENTOR Initiative country programme within the period of this contract agreement.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • At least 2 years field experience as technician or logistician for prevention programmes in humanitarian settings (preferably in emergency settings).
  • Advantage: Good experience with implementing LLIN and/or IRS campaigns.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent French
  • English an advantage
  • Team player
  • Disciplined
  • Ability to work long hours
  • Honest, conscientious and reliable
  • Proven capacity to train others
  • Flexible and willing to learn
  • Practical, hands on approach
  • Drivers licence B

APPLICATIONS:

Send a CV and letter of motivation to recruitment@mentor-initiative.net


21 Senior Governance Programme Officer (Local Governance)
Oxfam GB

LOCATION: Myanmar

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 20 October 2014

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SUMMARY:

Oxfam is a leading International NGO with a worldwide reputation for excellence and over 70 years of experience. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. With enough wealth in this world to go around it’s unjustifiable. It’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. Our humanitarian, development and campaigning projects change lives around the world, and with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The role:

  • To work with Oxfam’s partners organizations and networks in Myanmar to develop Social Accountability approaches specifically related to public finance management (at local and sub national level)
  • To perform a key coordination and facilitation role among partners, civil society actors, respective local governments, line departments and Oxfam in respective pro-gram coverage areas
  • To perform a mentoring, accompaniment and training function and governance technical support directly with partner organisations as well as working closely with the Oxfam technical team.
  • To support women decision making leadership within CSOs and partner organizations
  • To ensure lessons are learned and shared with others for improvements suggested from this learning are implemented appropriately.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Essential:

  • At least 5 years experience working in the community-based development and in sensitive contexts
  • Significant knowledge and understanding, and experience in governance, gender, public finance management and social accountability
  • Understanding of political economy and power analysis, gender analysis and contextual aware-ness on Governance, decentralization, and local governance
  • Ability to conduct capacity building training, mentoring and coaching
  • Have experience of project budget management and communication directly with donor agencies
  • Influencing and negotiation skills, with a demonstrated capacity to balance flexibility and tenacity
  • Good administration and information management skills
  • Good coordination and communication and facilitation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both Myanmar and English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as, ability to work independently
  • Experience in partnership with civil society organisations have some capacity building and OD knowledge
  • Good organizational skills and willingness to learn
  • Computer skills (familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel)

Desirable:

  • A willingness to travel,
  • Relevant master degree holder
  • Experiences working with MPs and local government official is an advantage
  • Respecting and value of diversity

APPLICATIONS:

Please state applied position in email subject line and send to Human Resources Department through myanmarhr@oxfam.org.uk

(OR)

Oxfam office, Lanmadaw Plaza, Tower A- #02-01, #02-02, Tower B- #02-01, Corner of Lanmadaw Street and Mahabandula Road, Latha Township 11131, Yangon, Myanmar. Phone: +95 (0)1 378794 to 96 and 379 936

https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/1641/description

Detail and complete job profile is available upon request. We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


22 Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Consultant
UNICEF

LOCATION: New York, USA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 20 October 2014

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SUMMARY:

Shocks including natural hazards, armed conflict, epidemics, economic downturns and food price hikes, are eroding rights and reversing development gains; stresses such as, violence, unplanned urbanisation, rapid population growth, climate change and environmental degradation, are compounding vulnerability, reducing resilience and increasing the impact of shocks. Moreover, amid advances in development, the benefits of rapid economic growth have not been equally shared and disparities have increased. More than ever before, many of the most vulnerable children face increasingly high levels of risk. UNICEF definition of resilience is ‘The ability of children, communities and systems to withstand, adapt and recover from stresses and shocks, advancing the rights of every child, with special attention to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children.’ Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), peace building and conflict all contribute to strengthening resilience. UNICEF has enhanced its new Strategic Plan (2014-2017) to include resilience into development programs in risk prone and fragile settings. It’s efforts to strengthen resilience for children will seek to advance three distinct, mutually reinforcing results:

  • A reduction in the likelihood that girls, boys and families feel the effects of shocks and cumulative stresses;
  • Minimize the consequences for girls, boys and families when shocks and cumulative stresses do occur and acceleration of recovery; and,
  • Strengthened capacities of governments and communities to sustain the resilience of families and children over time.

Key approaches that have been demonstrated to contribute to resilience include the promotion of adapted community based social services that both reduce risk and continue to deliver in the face of shocks and cumulative stresses; social protection systems that support a minimum level of household assets and an appropriate social safety net; and disaster risk reduction and peace building.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Activities Include:

  • Lead to develop a concept note and plan of action (based on existing plans) in partnership with UNICEF offices and NGO/UN partners for UNICEF’s engagement in the Sendai World Conference on DRR
  • Lead the coordination with NGOs and the Major Group on Youth and Children (MGYC) on advocacy and activities (including a forum and high level event) related to children and youth prior to and during the Sendai World Conference
  • Lead, together with PD-Education, and in partnership with the Global Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction in Education (GADDRES), the development of a high level advocacy session at the Sendai World Conference
  • Support the development of communication materials and briefing notes etc. for the Sendai World Conference
  • Attend, support UNICEF engagement and draft a brief report on the Sendai World Conference
  • Lead in the development of 5 good practice studies potentially on Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) and CC programme linkages, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) /Peacebuilding (PB) linkages, DRR as a component of resilience, risk assessment informing sector plans and impacts of DRR measures in health and education.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Advanced university degree in a related field.
  • Good knowledge of DRR policy and practice
  • 5 years of operational experience in projects sup-porting the implementation of disaster risk reduction, resilience, programs and policies or similar;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong organizational, written and oral presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work under deadlines, handle multiple tasks, and take initiative;
  • Proven ability to work in a team and intercultural environment, with minimal supervision;
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to development work
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written). Knowledge of French and Spanish languages is highly desirable.

APPLICATIONS:

Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV and P 11 form (which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc) to pdconsultants@unicef.org with subject line “Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Consultant” by 20 OCTOBER 2014, 5:00pm EST.

Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.


23 Socio-Economic Water Expert
Global Water Partnership (GWP)

LOCATION: Palestinian Territory, Occupied

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 16 October 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Request for Offers:Socio-Economic Water Expert for the technical work of the Palestinian Policy Dialogue on water governance and financing

In the context of the MedPartnership program activities, GWP-Med intends to employ a Socio-Economic Water Expert for the technical work of the Palestinian Policy Dialogue on water governance and financing.

The work can be performed by a consultant and/ or a consulting company, which will be selected under the present procedure.

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

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24 Researcher
ReSeT

LOCATION: Spain

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 5 November 2014

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SUMMARY:

ReSeT, Centre for Research on Security and Trans-national Governance, is launching a call for candidates for its new group of researchers in the fields of international relations and cooperation. The Mayet Group is a network of young researchers and development practitioners set to start in January 2015. It provides a platform for young researchers to further develop their knowledge and apply their ideas to practical challenges.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Role description

  • Online debates are held on topical issues in the field of international relations and cooperation between Mayet members, with the participation of ex-perts on the topic.
  • The Mayet Group will organize real-life events oriented towards developing projects, sharing experiences, providing mutual support and publishing articles.
  • Mayet members will have the opportunity to develop projects in the field of international relations and cooperation. This could take the shape of development projects or academic publications for the ReSeT website and partner organizations. Members will be supported in the whole process of applying for funding, developing a proposal and finding the right contacts.
  • Find and employ resources to further develop professional skills and interests

SELECTION CRITERIA:

What we are looking for

  • Proactive individuals with good analytical skills and knowledge of international relations and cooperation.
  • Experience in fields of interest is strongly de-sired, although other experiences will also be considered.
  • Good English communication skills and an internet connection.
  • Knowledge of fundraising, communication, IT, project-management are desirable but not mandatory.

APPLICATIONS:

The start date for this position will be January 5th 2015. The Mayet Group offers the possibility for researchers to develop their own projects.

If you are interested, please send your CV including any publications or personal projects, a short letter expressing interest and online availability for the project in the next year to Touraj Eghtesad or Marie Ndenga Hagbe at mayet.group@resetweb.org.


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