MAKING POLICY WORK

Domestic and international policy-related career opportunities

Issue No. 154 - 30 July 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. ACMA Temporary Register
    Australian Communications and Media Authority
    (Public sector/Various)
  4. Non-ongoing Temporary Employment Register
    Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal
    (Public sector/Melbourne or Sydney)
  5. General Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment Register
    Department of Human Services
    (Public sector/Sydney)
  6. Senior Policy Officer
    Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development
    (Public sector/Canberra)
  1. Policy and Procedure Writer
    Mission Australia
    (NGO sector/Sydney)
  2. Research and Policy Officer
    First Nations Foundation
    (NGO sector/Melbourne)
  3. Policy Officer
    Department of Housing
    (Public sector/Perth)
  4. Public Policy Researcher
    The Centre for Independent Studies
    (Private sector/Sydney)
  5. Graduate Policy Officer
    Department of Finance and Services
    (Public sector/Sydney)
  6. Manager, Policy Research & Government Relations
    World Vision
    (NGO sector/Canberra)

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Head of Public Sector Integrity Programme
    Transparency International
    (NGO sector/Berlin, Germany)
  2. CSO Engagement Associate
    Fair Labor Association
    (NGO sector/Bangladesh)
  3. Senior Programme Officer
    United Nations Relief And Works Agency
    (NGO sector/Jordan)
  4. Development Director
    Architecture for Humanity
    (NGO sector/Dresden, Germany)
  5. Development of a Sexual Harassment Policy for MCAs
    Millennium Challenge Corporation
    (NGO sector/Washington DC)
  6. Program Officer Inclusive Modern Markets
    (IMM) Vredeseilanden
    (NGO sector/Tanzania)
  1. Head of Science Programmes
    International Council for Science
    (NGO sector/Paris, France)
  2. Programme coordinator
    Catholic Organization for Relief and Development Aid
    (NGO sector/Central African Republic)
  3. Global Digital Coordinator
    350.org
    (NGO sector/global)
  4. Traineeship in Communications (Multimedia) ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
    (NGO sector/Bonn, Germany)
  5. Knowledge Management Specialist
    Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)
    (NGO sector/ Bangkok, Thailand)
  6. International Development Manager
    UNETE (NGO sector/Mexico)

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 The ACMA Temporary Register
Australian Communications and Media Authority

LOCATION: Various

SALARY: $55,713 - $133,747

CLOSING DATE: 10 October 2014

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SUMMARY:

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is responsible for the regulation of broadcasting, radiocommunications, telecommunications and the internet. From satellites in space to the submarine cables that carry communications, the ACMA touches virtually every aspect of modern digital life.

We seek to attract, develop and retain a diverse, enthusiastic and high-performing workforce. To help us in achieving this, we maintain a register of interested applicants for use by managers to fill temporary (non-ongoing) roles up to a maximum period of 12 months. The register is used on a needs basis to fill positions at the Australian Public Service (APS) 1 to APS 6 classification or Executive Level 1 to Executive Lev-el 2 classifications. The positions may be full time, part time or casual depending on business needs.

More details about terms and conditions of employment with the ACMA can be found in the AC-MA's Enterprise Agreement 2011-2014.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The ACMA offers employment opportunities across a wide range of functions:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Administration
  • Communications and Media
  • Compliance and Regulation
  • Education
  • Engineering and Technical
  • Governance and Performance
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Information Management
  • Legal
  • Organisation Leadership
  • People
  • Policy and Research
  • Project Management

Applications will remain valid for up to six months from the open date of the current register - 11 April 2014 to 10 October 2014.

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

To be eligible for temporary (non-ongoing) employment at the ACMA, applicants are required to:

  • hold Australian Citizenship or have the legal right to work in Australia
  • be willing to undergo an Australian Federal Police (AFP) records check
  • be willing to complete a Health Declaration and if required undergo a health check
  • be willing and eligible to obtain a security clearance to the appropriate level if applicable to the position.
  • Applications can be submitted using our online application process which can be accessed here. More information about the ACMA can be found on our website www.acma.gov.au.

4 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.


5 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.


6 Senior Policy Officer
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development

LOCATION: Canberra, ACT

SALARY: $93,254 - $100,382

CLOSING DATE: 4 August 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Financial Framework Management and Insurance branch is seeking an experienced officer with expertise in the provision of policy and technical advice in relation to legislation development and policy implementation. As part of a small team, the successful applicant will undertake work on a wide range of insurance matters including implementing the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme; continuing the establishment of the National Injury Insurance Scheme in the Territory; progressing reform of the ACT Compulsory Third-Party (CTP) Insurance Scheme and monitoring of, and advising on the operation and effectiveness of the CTP Insurance Scheme. The officer will be required to provide strategic and high quality advice, exercise initiative, use good judgement and liaise with stakeholders and the public on insurance matters. The successful applicant will have well developed policy, legislation development and implementation skills, and the demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a small team environment, plan work, balance competing priorities and meet deadlines. You will have high level written and oral communication skills, including liaison and negotiation skills.

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Tertiary qualifications in law, business or economics are highly desirable. A background in dealing with insurance issues would be well regarded.

Contact Officer: Andrew Philip (02) 6207 0018 andrew.philip@act.gov.au

For further information, please visit www.jobs.act.gov.au


7 Policy and Procedure Writer
Mission Australia

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 25 July 2014

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SUMMARY:

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian community service organisation that has been helping people regain their independence for over 150 years. Our nationwide team of over 3,500 staff offers a wide range of solutions over the long term, through early learning and youth services, extensive family support and homelessness initiatives, employment and skills development, to provision of affordable housing. Importantly, we're all guided by a single objective – to stand together with Australians in need, until they can stand for themselves.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

We are looking for a Senior Policy and Procedure Writer to support the performance of the business by reviewing business operations and the production and maintenance of policies and procedures.

This position reports to the National Operations Manager and will work closely with the Housing's Senior Management Team in order to analyse, design and produce various forms of policies and procedures for audiences at all levels of the housing business.

The position will have ownership of all Mission Australia Housing Policies and Procedures and be responsible to ensure the policies and procedures comply with all legislative requirements.

The successful candidate will work to ensure effective and efficient operational governance and documentation control, ensuring policies are reviewed on a regular basis and adhere to all relevant regulatory and registration requirements and work closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure policies align with industry "best practice". Some of these stakeholders include: MA Finance and Group Shared Services Teams, Commonwealth and State Governments, industry associations and Property Investors.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

A Bachelor's degree or higher in English, Journalism, Communications, Legal Studies or related discipline is essential.

Additionally, Experience in the community or pub-lic housing sector with a working understanding of the residential tenancy Act's and regulations for Vic, Tas and NSW will be highly regarded. Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Visio, and Access are required.

APPLICATIONS:

For further information please read the attached position description and apply on line. Applications close COB Friday 25th July 2014

Click here for position description.

We value that your time is precious, so in your cover letter, rather than address all the selection criteria, simply summarise why you are applying and your resume will support your experience.

Mission Australia is dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Learn about our Reconciliation Action Plan, a strategy to reduce the gap in living standards between Aboriginal people and their fellow Australians


8 Research and Policy Officer
First Nations Foundation

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: $70,000

CLOSING DATE: 18 August 2014

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SUMMARY:

First Nations Foundation (FNF) was established in early 2006 by a group of respected First Australian leaders, with the vision of enabling First Australians to make informed decisions about their financial wellbeing, in turn securing a sound economic future for themselves and their communities.

FNF is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and is an income exempt charitable institution, set up with the support and assistance of Credit Union Australia, Arnold Bloch Leibler, ANZ and Indigenous Enterprise Partnerships.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The First Nations Foundation is providing an exciting opportunity to work with its team as part of its future direction and forward thinking around developing specifically tailored programs aimed at meeting the financial education needs of Indigenous Australians on a national level.

We focus on strategies that encourage and increase financial inclusion and build financial literacy and confidence. We play a vital leadership role in promoting the development of strong and sustainable relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the financial sector.

The primary role of the FNF Research and Policy Officer is to support the FNF Team to undertake de-tailed research, develop specific policies and processes and manage the partnerships in place to deliver the Financial Education Program.

There will be a strong focus on providing the evidence base to support specifically tailored programs to meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the FNF Financial Education Program nationally.

The FNF Financial Education Program will be sup-ported by a Communications and Branding Strategy

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

Application Process:

All applications must address the Selection Criteria as outlined within Position Description

For further enquires and Position Description contact:
      Nathan Banicevic
      Ph: 03 9670 5904
      Email: admin@fnf.org.au

Applications Close: Friday 18th of August 2014


9 Policy Officer
Department of Housing

LOCATION: Perth, WA

SALARY: $78,782 - $87,070

CLOSING DATE: 11 August 2014

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SUMMARY:

Thank you for you interest in the Policy Officer pool with the Department of Housing. We are currently seeking applications from people interested in permanent or fixed term or employment on a full time, part time and casual basis.

Suitable applicants will be placed into a pool and may be offered opportunities as vacancies arise.

The pool will operate for a period of twelve months from the initial placement into the pool. There are currently two full time permanent positions available for immediate filling.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

These positions contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence based pol-icy options that are aligned to government policies and priorities.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Policy Development
  2. Contributing to the development of innovative, evidence based policy options that are aligned to strategic government policies and priorities; and assessing policy options against required outcomes.
  3. Policy implementation, project coordination, and monitoring and evaluation of policy performance.
  4. Communicating effectively (both oral and written) and coordinating stakeholder engagement strategies.
  5. Building and maintaining relationships with team members; and internal and external stakeholders.
  6. Public service professionalism and probity, and self-awareness and commitment to personal development

APPLICATIONS:

If you decide ‘this job is for me’ , then you will need to demonstrate that you have the skills, knowledge and experience to meet the job related requirements.

Interested applicants are asked to submit a comprehensive resume and a two page summary outlining your key responsibilities and achievements you have had during your career. In your summary please be sure to relate your information in the context of the Selection Criteria (as per above and cur-rent JDF) therefore, demonstrating your ability to undertake the role. Please refer to the attached Job Description Form for further job related information.

On offer for the successful candidate is a work – life balance, flexible leave options, salary packaging and the opportunity to work in an environment that supports diversity and rewards innovation and excellence.

To apply for this role, download an Application Kit by visiting www.jobs.wa.gov.au or for specific job information please contact: Jacqui Herring, Manager Housing Policy on (08) 9222 4502.


10 Public Policy Researcher
The Centre for Independent Studies

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 18 August 2014

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SUMMARY:

The Centre for Independent Studies (CIS), Australia's foremost independent public policy think tank is seeking a person with an background in economics to join our research team. This position will suit a person with a strong interest in promoting market-based solutions for public policy and is looking for a career challenge. We are particularly interested in a person who has skills and an interest in the area of labour markets and productivity.

Our work is both rigorous and practical and the person we are looking for will be able to drive a re-search project, engage with the media and policy community to communicate the findings and propel changes in thinking on important policy issues.

The position is based in Sydney and the CIS will consider applicants looking for full-time or part-time work.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  • Work with other CIS researchers on our economic and welfare research program with particular emphasis on labour markets and productivity.
  • Undertake research projects and develop evidence based policy recommendations presented in multiple formats (reports, commentary and multimedia)
  • Write research papers that are accessible to the general public.
  • Communicate the research work to CIS supporters, business, government and the general public through public presentations and speeches.
  • Articulate CIS policy positions through media appearances and interviews on television and radio
  • Write opinion pieces for hard copy and online newspapers and blogs
  • Contribute articles to CIS publications such as Policy magazine and our web-based newsletter 'ideas'
  • Engage with supporters on Facebook and Twitter
  • Ability to work well within a small team.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. A degree in Economics or a related discipline. Higher level degrees will be looked on favourably. We will not be interviewing graduates who have just completed their degree.
  2. At least 3 years' experience in a role that required rigorous analysis, writing and communication of research material. Applicants without strong previous experience will not be considered for the role.
  3. A range of writing skills including writing opinion pieces, journal articles, online publications and substantive research papers
  4. Experience working in academia, business, government, volunteer sector or in think tanks
  5. A strong interest in contributing to the public policy debate
  6. Strong communication skills particularly with media
  7. Good analytical skills
  8. A genuine interest and understanding of the philosophical direction of The Centre for Independent Studies

APPLICATIONS:

For an informal discussion about this position, candidates are welcome to contact Jenny Lindsay on 02 9438 4377

Written emailed applications only. Please include a cover letter addressing the position criteria, your CV and three referees.


11 Graduate Policy Officer, ICT Strategic Policy
Dept of Finance and Services

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: $63,445- $69,468

CLOSING DATE: 8 August 2014

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SUMMARY:

  • Kick-start your career and assist in making significant change across the whole of NSW government ICT policy
  • Develop the knowledge and theory you gained at University
  • Permanent position, Sydney CBD

The Office of Finance & Services, Strategic Policy, has a unique opening for a recent university graduate to join the Policy Business Unit.

The NSW Government ICT Strategy sets out and plans to build capability across the public sector in support of better, more customer-focused service delivery, and to derive better value for the $2 billion annual investment in information and communications technology.

By joining Strategic Policy as a graduate you will be provided with the opportunity to support your career growth and development, learning from a diverse, successful and passionate team.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Working closely with and reporting into the Director of Information you will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the development of strategic information management and open data policy, common standards, resources and guidelines across government.
  • Supporting working groups as required, ensuring a whole of government perspective on policy development
  • Complying with best practice guidelines for policy and regulatory development, including researching emerging and contentious issues and policy options.
  • Adhoc policy, research and administrative tasks

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Completed your bachelor degree in either 2013 or 2014 with a minimum of a credit average.
  2. A key interest in ICT policy
  3. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Strong analytical skills
  5. Ideally, some working experience in a commercial or corporate environment
  6. A willingness to learn, develop and progress through practical experience

APPLICATIONS:

For enquiries regarding this position, please contact Dawn Routledge, Director -Information on (02) 9372 7785.

Apply now at Jobs.NSW Your application should include a covering letter (maximum one page) and an up to date resume that details your skills and experience as relevant to the position.


12 Manager, Policy Research & Government Relations
World Vision

LOCATION: Canberra, ACT

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

Why World Vision Australia?

At World Vision Australia, our staff are empowered, engaged and inspired to build brighter futures for communities in need around the world. In working with us you will have the opportunity to use your depth of expertise in an environment where your values align to our shared cause of helping to change lives.

About the team

The Government & Multilaterals department leads our engagement with the Australian Government and other international organisations and donors, to help benefit lives of children and their communities through policy influence and program development. Within this, the Policy Research & Government Relations team is critical for building World Vision Australia's understanding of key supporters and policy priorities within the segment, for overseeing the development of public policy positions that inform World Vision Australia's advocacy engagement, and ensuring World Vision is credible, authoritative and influential on issues of global poverty and development.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Director, Government & Multilaterals, the Manager, Policy Research & Government Relations, will provide leadership to World Vision's establishment of mutually beneficial relationships and policy influence, particularly with the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, but also other departments and prioritised multilaterals/international organisations.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

As the successful applicant, you will hold relevant Tertiary qualifications in Political Studies, International Relations, International Development or similar. You will be able to utilise your previous experience partnering with government or multilateral agencies, including leading a portfolio of relation-ships. You will have an in depth understanding of structures and processes of the Australian Government, public service, and/or other international organisations, as well as an understanding of the international aid landscape.

APPLICATIONS:

World Vision Australia has created a culture that is inspired by our core values and our work. To find out more go to www.worldvision.com.au.


INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

13 Head of Public Sector Integrity Programme
Transparency International

LOCATION: Berlin, Germany

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 31 July 2014

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SUMMARY:

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 100 chapters world-wide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

Public sector integrity has been a cornerstone of Transparency International’s work since it was founded 20 years ago, and the Public Sector Integrity Programme represents a continuation of these efforts. Public Sector Integrity is one of six Key Programmes (thematic focus or practice areas), outlined in Transparency International’s Implementation Plan 2015.

The programme currently has four main thematic focus areas: procurement, open governance, local governance and political corruption. Based around clear principles and standards in each of these areas, the programme supports the Transparency International Movement (chapters) to undertake effective national level diagnostics and assessments of the existing situation in public sector integrity and the development and implementation of solutions and accountability mechanisms to address identified gaps. The programme also undertakes global advocacy, drawing from our work on the ground, and develops external partnerships with other organizations.

The Programme identifies and promotes the replication of effective existing approaches and tools for improved Public Sector Integrity and develops new ones where required. This is achieved through support to innovation and learning throughout the Transparency International Movement, technical assistance to implementation (developing of supporting materials, training, etc.), securing adequate human and financial resources and coordinating advocacy.

The successful candidate will have a combination of both subject matter expertise and managerial/organisational skills. An entrepreneurial, creative and opportunity-driven mind-set combined with being very organised and having a talent for working well across diverse teams, interests and countries will be critical to success in the position.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  • Enhance the Transparency International movement’s ability to share good practice, leverage existing tools and/or develop new ones and utilise relevant expertise (both within and outside of the Transparency International movement) to address corruption in the public sector
  • Promote and coordinate collective action initiatives (e.g. campaigns, advocacy, launches) around key issues related to public sector corruption emerging from the programme
  • Represent Transparency International in external fora (conferences, media, outreach to companies, etc.)
  • Develop and secure significant funding for new projects and initiatives
  • Strengthen Transparency International’s ability to demonstrate impact and learn in the area of public sector corruption
  • Manage programme resources, ensuring that objectives, as well as donor obligations, are met to quality, budget and time
  • Manage, develop and support the Programme team

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • University degree or professional qualification in social science, public policy or administration, business administration, economics, management, or another relevant field
  • Minimum 7+ years of relevant experience in public sector, international or bilateral organizations, and/or an international NGO engaged in similar work
  • Strong technical background or knowledge of at least one of the programme priority areas, with basic knowledge of the other areas and/or ability to learn them quickly enough so as to oversee their implementation
  • Managerial and organisational skills, including project development and fundraising
  • Excellent team and networking skills and ability to work well across diverse teams, interests and countries essential
  • Entrepreneurial, creative and opportunity-driven mind-set
  • International experience with field experience across diverse regions and contexts (highly desired)
  • Fluent English (required); knowledge of Spanish, French and/or Arabic (desired)

APPLICATIONS:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, mentioning the origin of the application, and CV in English – in a single PDF file - to: headofpsip@transparency.org

Deadline for applications is July 31st 2014.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about Transparency International, visit our website at www.transparency.org.


14 CSO Engagement Associate, South Asia
Fair Labor Association

LOCATION: Washington, DC, United States

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 1 August 2014

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SUMMARY:

The CSO Engagement Associate for South Asia, will be part of a global team responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with, and information about, relevant civil society organizations in the South Asia (most specifically India and Bangladesh) region that are working on the issues and/or sectors within which FLA operates. The CSO Engagement Associate will report to the Director of CSO Engagement and will be based in one of the relevant South Asian countries.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  1. Identify and engage with civil society organizations including labor unions, NGOs, and academics, in the South Asia region working on issues and sectors within which FLA operates.
    • Maintain frequent and active communication with local civil society organizations, so that they are aware of FLA activities and the FLA is informed of the perspectives and issues faced by workers and their advocates, and are therefore better equipped to address issues in a timely manner.
    • Communicate FLA’s safeguard mechanisms pro-actively to CSOs and how best they can go about using them.
    • Develop ongoing relationships with local civil society organizations that have significant interest in FLA-related issues and engage them proactively to develop collaborative efforts.
    • Take an active role to ensure that insights and concerns of civil society organizations in the relevant regions can be advanced and addressed through the FLA.
    • Attend meetings, conferences and other events representing the FLA, its work and perspective and to better understand perspectives from various stakeholders.
  2. Understand and drive collaborative efforts to advance priority issues identified by local partners.
    • Research and conduct gap analysis to enable the FLA to play a constructive role in raising and developing collective action around an issue.
    • Organize local or regional stakeholder convenings.
    • Develop and manage issue-based research? projects and reports.
  3. Contribute to the evaluation of FLA’s programs, ensuring that insights and concerns of CSOs are well represented in those processes, and a mechanism is in place for their engagement and participation.
  4. Assist in relevant third party complaints and other safeguard actions and assist in dealing with other labor dispute cases as necessary
    • Act as liaison and point of contact for CSOs in the South Asia region

SELECTION CRITERIA:

KEY SKILLS/ABILITIES

  1. Effective and excellent communication, interpersonal skills and presentation skills
  2. Ability to work under pressure
  3. Willingness to learn and take direction from the program manager

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Understanding of all businesses in the supply chains
  2. Two-to-three years of experience working with companies and factories
  3. Knowledge of manufacturing/sourcing, preferably with compliance/auditing experience
  4. Should have practical business experience

APPLICATIONS:

Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary history resumes@fairlabor.org. Include CSO Engagement Associate in the subject line. Your application will not be considered if you do not submit salary history.

The position is based in India and may require some domestic travel.

Fair Labor Association

1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 401 Washington, DC 20036 202-898-1000 (tel.) 202-898-9050 (fax)


15 Senior Programme Officer
United Nations Relief And Works Agency

LOCATION: Jordan

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 3 August 2014

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SUMMARY:

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions. For its international team, UNRWA is seeking to employ a qualified:

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director of Planning, the Senior Programme Officer is responsible for supporting UNRWA’s continued efforts which foster an enabling environment for informed, evidence-based decision making. The incumbent’s efforts will be chanelled through intra-Agency coordination on planning, monitoring and reporting in addition to enhancing tools, techniques, guidelines and capacity building materials for all facets of programme and project cycle management. In accordance with the established Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent will:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the application of Project/Programme Cycle Management (PCM) in UNRWA through assistance to Programme Departments and Field Offices in carrying out all phases of PCM with due focus on project management; facilitate results-based programme monitor-ing and plans built on evidence and logical frame-works that can be used as a basis for evaluative services; incorporate efficient use of inputs, indicators of impact, outcomes and outputs;
  • Assist the Deputy Director of Planning in the de-sign, periodic update and coordination of pro-gramme performance results and reviews in the fields of health, education, relief and social services and micro-finance, incorporating relevant thematic priorities, and draw upon relevant UN, public and private sector best practices;
  • Provide guidance and support to the HQ Departments and Field Offices to enhance quality of results-based management (RBM), including periodic updates to the RBM system and ensure effective re-turns from capacity and skill building including periodic trainings on PCM as needed;
  • Maintain an active role in ensuring thematic priorities (gender, protection, disability, and youth) are captured in UNRWA’s planning, monitoring and reporting process.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Professional Knowledge and Experience

  • Advanced university degree from an accredited educational institution in development studies, public administration, economics, social sciences or other related field;
  • At least eight years of progressively responsible experience, including, a minimum of two years of supervisory experience at the international level, in a large public international or non-governmental organization or an academic institution , involving monitoring and evaluation, policy formulation, research and analysis and other related functions, two of which should be at the international level, outside one’s home country;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Competencies
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Positive attitude and strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant international normative standards and “good practice” and participatory “good practice” policies monitoring and evaluation systems and approaches;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive situations diplomatically and tactfully;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate and manage a diverse array of responsibilities;
  • Excellent report writing skills.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Knowledge of UNRWA Rules and Directives, and of the sources from which they are compiled;
  • Certification in a recognised project management association (e.g. Prince2);
  • Working knowledge and experience of the Agency’s operations in the Middle East;
  • Working knowledge of other UN languages, especially working knowledge of Arabic.

APPLICATIONS:

To start the application process, applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for UNRWA vacancies, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted.

The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, testing, interviewing, etc). The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank ac-counts.


16 Development Director
Architecture for Humanity

LOCATION: San Francisco

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 30 July 2014

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SUMMARY:

Architecture for Humanity creates solutions to global humanitarian challenges using the power of design. We provide vulnerable communities with vital, innovative and most of all community-driven architectural, planning and construction services. Our key focus areas are educational spaces, community recreational facilities, Disaster reconstruction and resiliency.

Over the past fifteen years we’ve built schools in Haiti, completed sports based community centers across Africa in partnership with FIFA, built new, more resilient housing in the Gulf Coast in response to Katrina and been a leader in the global conversation in humanitarian architecture and sustainability.

Our 15-year anniversary is an exciting moment of transition to a new future for the organization. We’re looking for a Development Director to be a part of our new leadership team who will take the organization to the next level.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Development Director serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting Architecture for Humanity. In partnership with the ED, this position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build Architecture for Humanity’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. The Development Director also will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support.

The Development Director will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $12M budget through the solicitation of major gifts, corporate and foundation support, special events, and federal and state grants.

S/he will expand and diversify Architecture for Humanity’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, the Development Director will work closely with the board of directors and support board members as they take on a more ac-tive fundraising role.

It is expected that the amount raised by Architecture for Humanity will increase in future years as the Development Director systematically and effectively strengthens the organization's overall fund-raising capacity.

Responsibilities

  • Works in partnership with the ED and board members on all major fundraising initiatives
  • Direct fundraising efforts with support from the ED and Board of Directors to implement a comprehensive development strategy to include corporate, foundation, government grants, etc.
  • Have primary responsibility for development and execution of all proposals
  • Oversee research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position Architecture for Humanity ahead of major funding changes or trends
  • Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to board and senior leaders
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program
  • Identify, develop, and mentor the development team (projected to be three full time staff)
  • Working closely with our Public Relations Consultant and in-house Communications staff, produce PR/Communications that facilitates the above goals and goals of the organization.
  • Creating and maintain a culture of development within the organization – a team builder

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • 10-plus years of increasing responsibility in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources)
  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships
  • A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fund-raising initiatives and who is willing to be hands on when necessary
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Architecture for Humanity
  • High energy and passion for Architecture for Humanity's mission is essential
  • Ability to construct, articulate, and implement annual strategic development plan
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Bachelor's degree required

APPLICATIONS:

If interested, email a cover letter and resume to jobs+devdir@architectureforhumanity.org. Please include Development Director in the subject line.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin.


17 Development of a Sexual Harassment Policy for MCAs
Millennium Challenge Corporation

LOCATION: Washington DC, USA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 11 August 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

MCC is a U.S. Government corporation whose mis-sion is to support economic growth and poverty reduction. It provides large-scale grant assistance in the form of 5-year Compacts, or agreements, that fund large-scale development projects in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to good governance, economic freedom, and in-vestments in their citizenry. MCC Compacts are implemented by host governments through legal entities that they establish (referred to as Millennium Challenge Accounts or MCAs). Typical MCC Compacts include projects in agriculture and irrigation; energy; transport infrastructure; land rights; health; and education.

In accordance with the MCC Environmental Guide-lines and Gender Policy, MCC is developing a policy, procedures, and tools for addressing sexual harassment in MCAs. In support of this effort, MCC seeks a short-term consultant with in-depth knowledge of and policy development experience in the area of workplace sexual harassment, particularly in the context of large-scale international development projects. The consultant should have extensive familiarity with the application of US and international legislation and policies regarding work-place sexual harassment. The consultant will provide technical assistance to MCC and MCAs in developing policy documents and related protocols and training materials against sexual harassment to support a safe working environment in MCAs.

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

The scope of this consultancy is to support the development and implementation of a MCC Sexual Harassment in The Workplace Policy for application to MCAs, including related protocols and training materials. The Consultant shall report to the Social and Gender Assessment (SGA) Senior Director and Practice Lead, in the Department of Compact Operations but will consult with other MCC staff, particularly staff from the Office of the General Counsel and the Environmental and Social Practice Group. International travel to project sites may be required.

More detailed information about this consultancy can be found here - https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=a3e7c7ce430bd5f1401f1a6e225fcda7&tab=core&_cview=1


18 Program Officer Inclusive Modern Markets
Vredeseilanden

LOCATION: Tanzania

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 31 July 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Responsibilities

  • plan, implement, monitor and adjust innovation/change pathways in inclusive business models in selected pilot chains within the IMM program in the country
  • plan, coordinate, implement and monitor activities leading to set structural changes for inclusion of smallholder farmers at national level Outputs/services at pilot level
  • develop, strengthen and support business linkages between FOs and private companies (facilitation and brokering role)
  • strengthen the entrepreneurial attitude, skills and capacities of FOs (business plan development, offer of business support services to its members, commercial accounting, access to finance, quality control systems, Global Gap approval, production planning)
  • provide strategic and technical guidance to FOs ensuring their inclusion in the chain
  • design, test, and validate change/innovations in the linked business models
  • monitor and document the change/innovations processes in the business models, the changes in behavior at the level of the involved FOs and companies, and the results of these in terms of improved small-holder livelihoods, and draw lessons
  • make inventory and document experiences of other organizations with inclusive business models in the country
  • Contribute to the organizational development and strengthening of farmer organizations and export companies. Outputs/services at structural change level
  • document and translate the outcomes of the pilots as evidence for achieving structural changes and up-scaling at national level
  • coordinate/implement the actions of/with the various partners in the achievement of the structural change agendas
  • build up a close relationship with private companies interested in sustainable sourcing from small-holder farmers
  • network with other organizations that have a stake in the structural change agendas
  • analyze and document the changing national con-text in relation to the business environment, the value chain, the market … and with regard to opportunities with/demands from other companies
  • monitor and document the achievement of the national structural change agendas
  • provide information, analysis, lessons learned to allow program management to readjust its programs

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Knowledge and skills :

  • Has an in depth understanding of the functioning of value chains from production to consumption and of their institutional environment
  • Has a good understanding of sourcing policies of companies
  • Has a good understanding of and experience working with farmer Organizations
  • Has a good understanding of national and global market dynamics
  • Can apply methods to improve professionalism in all parts of the chain.
  • Communicates clearly in a variety of settings and styles and has good networking skills
  • Listens actively
  • Can persuade and inspire individuals and groups.
  • Can get messages across that have the desired effect
  • Is creative and has a sense for innovation and experiments
  • Experience in the horticultural sector and various types of certifications particularly Global GAP.

General skills:

  • Good computer operation Word, Excel, Power-Point
  • Good proficiency in English (speaking and writing)
  • Good knowledge of Swahili for the function in Tanzania

Attitude:

  • Entrepreneurial approach
  • Communicative networker
  • Systematic and analytical
  • Result-oriented
  • Facilitating
  • Flexible
  • Sensitive, perceptive
  • Team-oriented
  • Learning-oriented

Education:

Masters in Agriculture, Economics, or equivalent by experience

Experience:

  • At least 3 years in value chain development in East- Africa, working with Farmer Organizations and private companies.
  • Experience as entrepreneur or farmer is an asset.

APPLICATIONS:

Send your application letter and cv to mary.ngido@veco-eastafrica.org


19 Head of Science Programs
International Council for Science

LOCATION: Paris, France

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 11 August 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

CSU is a non-governmental scientific organization with a global membership. ICSU members include 121 national scientific bodies (mostly national academies of science), 31 International Scientific Unions, and 22 International Scientific Associates. Activities focus on three areas: International Research Collaboration; Science for Policy; and Universality of Science. This position offers a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to support global scientific collaboration, join the ICSU management team and further ICSU’s mission to strengthen international science for the benefit of society.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Head of Science Programmes will manage the development and implementation of ICSU’s scientific and science for policy initiatives, as defined in its Strategic Plan. He/she will line manage the science staff and take on project management responsibility for specific projects. He/she will also be responsible for sup-porting two of ICSU’s policy committees (the Committee on Scientific Planning and Review and the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science), collaborating with the Chairpersons to help the committees meet ICSU’s strategic needs. He/she will work closely with the Executive Director and the other members of the management team, for example on strategy development, providing the scientific input for fundraising and media engagement.

The ICSU Secretariat, located in Paris, is a small international team of 18 people and currently also hosts the interim Secretariat for Future Earth. The ability to work in close cooperation with others is essential, both with Paris-based staff and with ICSU staff located in the three regional offices (South Af-rica, Malaysia and Mexico). International travel will be necessary in this role.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

ICSU is seeking candidates with the following:

Qualifications and knowledge

  • An advanced scientific degree (Doctorate or equivalent) in a relevant natural or social science discipline and a broad interest in science and science policy.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in international research management and coordination.
  • Experience of working with stakeholder groups, including policy makers, businesses and civil society with a particular emphasis on improv-ing the relationships with the scientific community.
  • Knowledge of relevant intergovernmental partner organisations and processes, including UN structures, would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated team management experience.
  • Full command of written and spoken English; working knowledge of French and knowledge of other languages is considered an advantage.

Skills

  • Ability to turn abstract concepts and early ideas into implemented projects.
  • Analytical skills and ability to summarise scientific information.
  • Action-oriented and able to work on own initiative.
  • Excellent skills in consensus-building across diverse communities, in a complex, international and interdisciplinary environment.
  • Proven writing skills.

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants are requested to address the above description, qualifications, knowledge and skills requirements in a cover letter and attach a curriculum vitae with the name and contact details of three referees. They are invited to indicate how serving in this position would support their own future science management career objectives. Applications (preferably in one combined PDF file) should be sent via email, with ‘Head of Science Programmes’ in the subject line, to recruitment@icsu.org and addressed to Dr Steven Wilson, Executive Director, International Council for Science (ICSU). Please indicate where you saw this job advertisement. The closing date for applications is 11 August 2014 (midnight CET).


20 Programme Coordinator
Catholic Organization for Relief and Development Aid

LOCATION: Central African Republic

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 25 July 2014

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SUMMARY:

Cordaid believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for a just and sustainable society where every person counts. We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between ac-tivists and policymakers. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion divide societies, we connect people and communities. We stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across borders. We make a difference where it is most needed.

Together with more than 800 organizations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America we structurally improve the living conditions of the poorest and most excluded populations - the bottom billion. We do that where natural disasters strike, where conflicts tear up communities and where under-development keep families in extreme poverty. In the Netherlands we are known as Cordaid Memisa, Cordaid Mensen in Nood, Cordaid Kinderstem and Cordaid Microkrediet.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Programme Coordinator Bozoum is primarily responsible for implementing, managing, fundraising and coordinating the Cordaid’s emergency aid and recovery plan for Bozoum (Ouham Pendé) and for supporting the capacity building of local partner organisations in these areas. Cordaid collaborates for Bozoum area directly with local partner Caritas Bozoum. Secondly,he (she) will also do regular missions to supervise programmes in other areas like Bossangoa (Ouham), and/or Bouar. In addition, he/she participates in relevant platforms, networks and clusters for emergency response and recovery when are related to Bozoum emergency aid and recovery programme.

The Programme Coordinator Bozoum will report directly to the Cordaid Emergency Programme Co-ordinator in CAR.and to the Cordaid Country Director and will liase closely with the programme manager for emergency and recovery in the Hague.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Academic degree in development/humanitarian aid studies or other related field;
  • At least 3 years proven experience with developing, managing and monitoring emergency aid and recovery programmes, preferable on emergency aid, recovery and food security;
  • Excellent French language writing and communication skills is required; an English language skill is an asset;
  • Experience in rapid needs assessments and project cycle management;
  • Experience of working with Institutional donors such as EC (DEVCO and ECHO);
  • Experience of ECHO’s e-single form, UN funding mechanisms, CAP and cluster approach;
  • Experience using relevant humanitarian international standards such as sphere;
  • Experience in working with local NGOs and other structures at local or national level, preferably with communities in conflict-affected states;
  • Experience in working with Caritas is an asset;
  • Be diplomatic, culturally sensitive and result-oriented;
  • Experience in working in security sensitive environment in complex (post)conflict situations.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be forwarded before 25 July 2014, attn of mrs. Annie Léfevre, Country Director Cordaid CAR. An assessment may be part of the procedure.

Please note that we accept applications through our website only: www.cordaid.org (>Working for Cordaid> Vacancy Overview, then select the relevant vacancy, and click on the ‘solliciteren/apply’ button).


21 Global Digital Coordinator
350.org

LOCATION: Global

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 21 August 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Core Responsibility

The Digital Coordinator will support 350.org’s staff and network to engage people around the world in climate activism and build a broader and deeper climate movement.

Main Roles

  • Train, onboard, and empower our staff with tools and strategies for effective online campaigning.
  • Develop clear, scalable online systems to sup-port a growing staff and movement.
  • Coordinate our email and social media content-calendar.
  • Craft online content for compelling climate campaigns -- primarily email blasts and social media.
  • Support strategic development of short and medium-term online campaigns in key countries around the world.
  • Occasionally support staff with technical assistance, including HTML, graphic design, database management
  • Track advancements in digital engagement from other organizations and movements.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the climate issue and of the social, political, legislative, regulatory and economic framework relevant to the climate movement.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • 2-5 years of experience on issue advocacy and online campaigning.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with fluency in English
  • Problem solving and strategy development expertise.
  • Highly organized and competent at managing multiple projects at once without sacrificing quality.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team working remotely.
  • Commitment to empowering others and building grassroots power as a means to affect change.
  • Willingness to travel for site visits, training, re-treats, and events and ability to work well from re-mote location. Highly Welcome Skills and Qualifications
  • Training, coaching, and facilitation skills and experience
  • A global perspective on climate change and current events.
  • Relevant experience in social media, and online campaigning
  • Experience with coalition and/or multi-stakeholder campaign planning and implementation.
  • Coaching, training, facilitation and online-to-offline strategy development skills.
  • Basic front-end web development skills -- HTML and CSS
  • Knowledge of databases and SQL language.
  • Graphic design skills and competence with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

APPLICATIONS:

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and link to a design portfolio or other samples of work to jobs@350.org with "Global Digital Coordinator” in the subject line. Position open until filled.

  • Position Type: Full time
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Until Hired
  • Start Date: May 15, 2014 (flexible)
  • Compensation: Commensurate with experience
  • Reports to: Digital Director
  • Location: This position can be located remotely. For timezone reasons, ideal locations include Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, or South East Asia.

350.org wants to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a workplace where everyone’s treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out its work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to women, people of of any ethnic background, people of any age, Indigenous people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people, disabled people, and other under-represented communities in our kind of organisations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice. If you have suggestions for us on how to do this better, we really value your input and strongly encourage you to write to us at jobs@350.org with the subject line ‘Hiring Feedback’.


22 Traineeship in Communications (Multi-media)
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

LOCATION: Bonn, Germany

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 8 August 2014

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SUMMARY:

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is the world’s leading association of more than 1000 metropolises, cities, urban regions and towns representing over 660 million people in 85 countries. ICLEI promotes local action for global sustainability and supports cities to become sustainable, resilient, resource-efficient, bio-diverse, low-carbon; to build a smart infrastructure; and to develop an inclusive, green urban economy with the ultimate aim to achieve healthy and happy communities.

We are offering a

Traineeship in Communications (Multimedia)

The successful candidate will be a part of the ICLEI World Secretariat based in Bonn, Germany. He/she will join the Global Communications team which is responsible for communicating ICLEI’s work clearly and appropriately to broad audiences through various products and services.

The traineeship position is for someone with a communications and/or visual design background who is looking to enhance his/her skills in online communications, particularly in web and multi-media, while contributing to the Communications functions at ICLEI.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Understanding the importance of web and multi-media tools in relation to ICLEI’s work.

The final objective would be mastering the follow-ing tasks:

  • Using web and multimedia such as typo3, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Vertical response, for management, development and production of communications materials
  • Supporting the team in managing web content, and in designing and creating institutional and marketing communications products such as presentations, flyers, webpages, newsletters, video clips
  • Supporting the production of photo stories and short video clips including uploading photos and videos online and converting them into different file formats

Learning to exploit the full potentials of social media tools to effectively communicate ICLEI’s themes and messages

The final objective would be mastering the following tasks:

  • Using social media tools such as Twitter, hoot-suite, Tweetreach, Linkedin, Flickr, youtube, slideshare, canva, etc. to reach out a variety of audiences
  • Supporting the maintenance of ICLEI’s online reputation by maintaining ICLEI’s web and social media channels
  • Monitoring the reach and impact of ICLEI’s communications activities on social media Organizational knowledge – facilitating the workings of an international local government organization

The final objective would be mastering the following tasks:

  • Sharing knowledge across global and regional offices, e.g. editing content and files on the organizational intranet
  • Monitoring ICLEI’s representation on mass and online media
  • Supporting ICLEI’s broader media outreach by updating ICLEI databases (media and contacts database), online channels and repositories (clip-pings repository)

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Degree in a relevant subject such as, Visual Design, Media Studies, Journalism; or with a strong interest and proven experience in communications work with a degree in Politics, Public Policy, Inter-national Relations/Development or similar.
  • Very good oral and written communication.
  • Editing skills with an attention to detail.
  • Ability to transform technical documents into easy to read and catchy text formats suitable for a diverse range of communication products and needs.
  • Creative, motivated and pro-active attitude.
  • Organized working style, ability to follow through and deliver results.
  • Excellent command in English (written and spoken); proficiency in another language is considered as an additional asset.
  • Computer skills: Adobe Creative Suite, SEOs, HTML, MS Office; experience with web content management (preferably Typo 3); experience with databases would be an advantage.

APPLICATIONS:

By email to jobs.bonn@iclei.org, or fax to +49–228 / 97 62 99 01. Please include “Communications Trainee (Multimedia)” in the subject line and send us:

  • A letter of motivation
  • Your recent CV (3 pages at most)
  • Examples of work
  • Indication of possible start date
  • Indication of citizenship (and if non-EU, whether you are holder of a work permit for Germany)

Be aware that applications are reviewed continuously upon arrival, therefore submitting your application as soon as possible is advisable. The ICLEI World Secretariat will only contact those applicants shortlisted for this position.

Application Deadline 8 August 2014


23 Knowledge Management Specialist
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

LOCATION: Bangkok, Thailand

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 23 August 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Background & Rationale

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) was established in 1986 to support the advancement of safer communities and sustainable development, through implementing programs that reduce the impact of disasters upon countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific.

ADPC is recognized as the premier regional resources center for disaster risk reduction (DRR). Over the past 28 years, ADPC has collected a considerable amount of DRR knowledge and best practices from the region under the various projects and programs. The ITCU has been playing the important role of documenting project outcomes and disseminating our professional practices and knowledge to our partners and stakeholders in the region as part of ADPC’s Core Principles. We are looking for a Communication Specialist to join our team that will further strengthen the work we are doing in the region.

General Requirements:

  • Operate within all ADPC Guidelines & Procedures/ Policies.
  • Provide ongoing capacity building training & development to ADPC staff as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Knowledge Management Specialist will be the key actor in knowledge assimilation and dissemination, as well as introducing new tools that can enhance the work of the organization. The Knowledge Management Specialist will work together with various stakeholders of ADPC to identify best practices, lessons learned, challenges, and possible ways for-ward for future projects of ADPC.

The Knowledge Management specialist will have the following responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of a knowledge management strategy and associated implementation plan for ADPC.
  • Develop a comprehensive mapping of ADPC project experience in the region to effectively collect and disseminate lessons learned from ADPC.
  • Capturing and documenting key successful interventions of ADPC and packaging them into knowledge products such as success stories, case studies and newsletters for dissemination to relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop a fully operational knowledge management system in which relevant data information and knowledge on DRR and issues are systematically acquired, continuously upgraded and disseminated internally and externally to counterparts, partners, donors, media and other stakeholders.
  • Oversee capacity building and support for internal knowledge acquisition, management and sharing.

Support development of staff to become “knowledge professionals” through the identification of learning opportunities to ensure a pipeline of professional expertise and advice on all aspects of knowledge management as required.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Degree in disaster management, or related subjects.
  • Minimum of 5 years of international experience in similar capacity.
  • Demonstrated experience in knowledge management of multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills with capacity to communicate effectively with different audiences.
  • Advance understanding of disaster risk reduction and risk management.
  • A high level of computer literacy and excellent command in English language. Proficiency in any other languages will be an additional qualification.
  • Experience in writing project proposals.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A positive and flexible work attitude.

APPLICATIONS:

How to apply: Please send your application (using ADPC format) with a detailed C.V. and a brief cover letter explaining why you think you are an outstanding candidate for this position at adpc-jobs@adpc.net before 12 aug 14. Please indicate the professional affiliation and Position Title in the cover letter clearly.


24 International Development Manager
UNETE

LOCATION: Mexico

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 9 August 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  1. The International Development manager is responsible for achieving the UNETE´s operating international fundraising targets and supporting the executive director in his responsibility to achieve the UNETE´s capital fundraising targets.
  2. The International Development Manager fullfills his responsibility by successfully executing a international fundraising program in accord with the international fundraising strategy established by the Board and through the Executive Director´s direction and. As such, the International Development Manager coordinates the following:
    • Cultivation of a large pool of committed international donors
    • An international annual fund drive
    • An international annual fund raising event, e.g., gala or auction
    • Support for the executive director and any related capital campaign
    • All other operational international fundraising efforts at UNETE
  3. Is responsible for tracking and cultivating international donors.
  4. The International Development Manager carries out his responsibilities with the awareness that he is fulfilling UNETE´s bylaws and objectives.

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