MAKING POLICY WORK

Domestic and international policy-related career opportunities

Issue No. 139 - 16 April 2014

DOMESTIC OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment Register
    Torres Strait Regional Authority
    (Public sector /Thursday Island)
  2. Temporary Employment Register
    Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
    (Public sector/Various)
  3. 2015 Graduate Program
    Attorney-General's Department
    (Public sector/Canberra)
  4. Treasury Graduate Program 2015
    Department of the Treasury
    (Public sector/Canberra)
  5. Australian Customs and Border Protection Service 2015 Graduate Program
    Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
    (Public sector/Canberra)
  6. Indigenous Australian Government Development Programme
    Various
    (Public sector/Various)
  1. Assistant Policy Officer
    ASA
    (Public sector/Sydney)
  2. Policy Officer (part time)
    Outdoor Media Association
    (Public sector/Sydney)
  3. Strategy and Policy Analyst
    Talent International
    (Public sector/Sydney)
  4. 2015 Graduate Program
    Department of Communications
    (Public sector/Canberra)
  5. Non-ongoing Employment Register
    Cancer Australia
    (Public sector/Sydney and various)
  6. 2014 Temporary Employment Register
    Attorney-General's Department
    (Private sector/Various)

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Sri Lanka Programme Intern
    Minority Rights Group International
    (Not-for-profit / London)
  2. Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Civil Society Support Program
    Management Systems International (MSI)
    (Private sector/Cambodia)
  3. Senior Analyst, West Africa
    International Crisis Group
    (NGO sector/Senegal)
  4. Research Associate
    Asian Institute of Technology
    (Public sector/Thailand)
  5. Field Coordinator
    ACF
    (NGO sector/Iraq)
  6. Programme Officer
    UNEP-WCMC
    (NGO sector/United Kingdom)
  1. Individual Giving Coordinator
    Transparency International
    (NGO sector/Berlin, Germany)
  2. Monitoring and Evaluation Director
    International Youth Foundation (IYF)
    (NGO sector/Barbados)
  3. Advocacy Adviser for Global Advocacy
    Center for Reproductive Rights
    (NGO sector/Switzerland)
  4. Senior Research Fellow
    Institute for Economics and Peace
    (NGO sector/Australia)
  5. International Capacity Building Expert
    Mekong River Commission
    (NGO sector/Cambodia)
  6. Campaigner – Sudan and South Sudan
    Amnesty International
    (NGO sector/Kenya)

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 Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment Register
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

LOCATION: Various

SALARY: $55,291 - $85,274

CLOSING DATE: 30 June 2014

View full details of this position.

SUMMARY:

ACLEI is an agency within the Attorney-General’s Portfolio, established to support the Integrity Commissioner in carrying out his or her responsibilities for detecting and preventing corrupt conduct, and investigating corruption issues, in prescribed Australian Government agencies with law enforcement functions. The Integrity Commissioner has extensive powers, including the ability to hold hearings, and ACLEI operations staff are able to use a range of law enforcement powers to assist in the Integrity Commissioner’s investigations.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

ACLEI offers a range of opportunities for people looking for casual, short-term, or project based work. These vacancies are non-ongoing employment opportunities and contracts will vary from 3 to 12 months.

To be considered for future employment opportunities at ACLEI, we invite suitably qualified and experienced applicants to submit an expression of interest (EOI) for the following areas:

  • Operational Staff (Investigation and Intelligence sections);
  • Finance;
  • Human Resources;
  • Administrative Support;
  • Internal Audit;
  • Legal;
  • Policy;
  • Speech Writing; and
  • Corruption Prevention.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

All ACLEI positions are Designated Security Assessment Positions. It is a minimum requirement of employment that all ACLEI staff obtain and maintain an AGSVA NEGATIVE VETTING 2 (NV2) security clearance.

Notes

All applications must include a concise Expression of Interest, a current CV, and a completed ACLEI personal particulars form.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Opportunities will be offered for varying periods (dictated by operational demands).

APPLICATIONS:

Please visit http://www.aclei.gov.au/ to apply online.


3 2015 Graduate Program
Attorney-General's Department

LOCATION: Canberra, ACT

SALARY: $55,139 - $56,515

CLOSING DATE: 27 April 2014

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    SUMMARY:

    Are you looking to Grow your Career in the Australian Public Service? Look no further, the Attorney-General’s Department is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic graduates to join our 2015 Graduate Program.

    The Attorney-General’s Department delivers pro-grams and policies to maintain and improve Australia’s law and justice framework, strengthen our national security and emergency management, and provide support for arts and culture. If you are interested in being at the forefront of this important work, this is the graduate program for you!

    Our Graduate Program provides a 12-month development opportunity where you will have the chance to participate in three work rotations across various areas of the department. You will also receive extensive support including mentoring, access to learning and development activities and exciting career opportunities at the end of the program.

    We are seeking graduates from all university disciplines including arts, business, commerce, communications, economics, humanities, international studies, law, management, and science.

    The department offers more than just a graduate program. We offer tomorrow’s leaders a long term career path contributing to the lives of everyday Australians, the opportunity to make lifelong friends and a great working environment which values people and endeavours to inspire, encourage and empower them to achieve quality outcomes.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    A Graduate may be required, under general direction, to:

    • undertake a variety of administrative tasks
    • actively participate in team, department, branch and/or division activities, including attending various meetings, training programs or information sessions
    • contribute to the development and implementation of policy and/or program initiatives
    • undertake analysis and research assignments
    • monitor media articles
    • coordinate requests for information across the work area
    • undertake secretariat work
    • assist with project management, and
    • prepare briefing material, submissions, reports or ministerial correspondence.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    Eligibility

    Applicants must be Australian Citizens and have, as a minimum, completed a qualification equivalent to a three year Australian undergraduate degree no more than five years prior to commencement.

    Notes

    Please note that the Attorney-General’s Department is currently negotiating their Enterprise Agreement.

    This vacancy has been nominated for filling within the agencies graduate program. A graduate program is a structured, on the job program, designed to introduce graduates to an APS organisation. Successful applicants receive training and development, mentoring and on the job support.

    APPLICATIONS:

    RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the position. For more information see: http://www.apsc.gov.au/disability/recruitability.


    4 Treasury Graduate Program 2015
    Department of the Treasury

    LOCATION: Canberra, ACT

    SALARY: $59,608

    CLOSING DATE: 11 May 2014

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    SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The Treasury offers graduates the opportunity for a challenging and rewarding career with the potential to shape Australia’s future through policy analysis and advice. The Treasury’s Graduate Program offers graduates three 6-month rotations. During your three rotations you will participate in the Graduate Development Program which provides you with formal in-house and external training to ensure that you have the necessary skills to succeed in your role. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in key events such as the Budget lock-up and post-Budget question time. During your third rotation you will undertake a group project with graduates from other groups within the Treasury, which you will present to a panel of senior Treasury managers.

    While participating in the Graduate Program you will be supported by your team, division and senior managers. In addition you will have a senior executive mentor who will assist you in your professional development, and a project mentor who will guide you through your group project. We treat our graduates as colleagues, not trainees, which means you will be involved in challenging and rewarding work right from day one. Our graduates have had the opportunity to work on a variety of tasks and projects including the Federal Budget, G20, superannuation and retirement policies, tax legislation, market regulation, internal financial reporting, communication policies ... the list goes on.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    Our Graduate Program is open to both policy and corporate services graduates. We are seeking graduates with strong academic standing in one or more of the following:

    economics or econometrics; psychology; law; mathematics; statistics; human resources; business; commerce; IT; finance; accounting; public policy; political science; web/graphic design; marketing or related disciplines.

    In addition, the capacity to demonstrate effective written and oral communication; output management; conceptual and analytical thought; judgement; leadership and people skills.

    To be considered for employment with the Treasury you must be an Australian citizen. This is a designated security assessed position, and applicants must be willing to undertake a security clearance process.

    Notes

    Please note Treasury Graduate positions are located in Canberra, ACT and will commence in February 2015.

    This vacancy has been nominated for filling within the agencies graduate program. A graduate program is a structured, on the job program, designed to introduce graduates to an APS organisation. Successful applicants receive training and development, mentoring and on the job support.

    APPLICATIONS:

    Please visit http://www.graduates.treasury.gov.au/ to apply online.


    5 Australian Customs and Border Protection Service 2015 Graduate Program
    Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

    LOCATION: Canberra, ACT

    SALARY: $53,127 - $61,970

    CLOSING DATE: 4 May 2014

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    SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    Applications have now opened for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) 2015 Graduate Program. ACBPS manages the security and integrity of Australia's borders. As a law enforcement agency, there is an organisational and public expectation that the ACBPS will adhere to the highest standards of personal and professional integrity.

    ACBPS are looking for graduates with a variety of qualifications including: business, commerce, accounting, engineering, information technology, intelligence and counter terrorism, international relations, law, psychology, and security analysis.

    The minimum educational requirement for the Graduate Program is a three-year bachelor degree that is recognised in Australia. ACBPS values graduates with highly developed research, analytical, policy, strategic thinking and communication skills.

    Participants in the Graduate Program will gain the following benefits:

    • a sound understanding of legislative frameworks;
    • an understanding of operational environment is-sues and challenges facing ACBPS;
    • skills and knowledge to operate effectively within the Australian Public Service; and
    • a foundation for development as future managers and leaders.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    To be considered for the Graduate Program at AC-BPS, applicants must:

    • be an Australian citizen;
    • have recently completed a minimum of an under-graduate degree that is recognised in Australia;
    • be a minimum age of 18 years;
    • agree to model the ACBPS values and behaviours;
    • obtain and maintain an Organisational Suitability Assessment (OSA);
    • obtain and maintain a security clearance to Negative Vetting Level 1 before the commencement of the Graduate Program; and
    • pass a pre-employment medical examination.

    APPLICATIONS:

    Upon successful completion of the Graduate Pro-gram, you will be assigned to a Customs Level 2 (APS 5 equivalent) position located in Canberra. To apply for this exceptional opportunity or for more information please visit the ACBPS website, www.customs.gov.au. Alternatively, if you have a specific query which has not been satisfied by our FAQ page please contact DFP Recruitment on 1300 558 870.

    This vacancy has been nominated for filling within the agencies graduate program. A graduate program is a structured, on the job program, designed to introduce graduates to an APS organisation. Successful applicants receive training and development, mentoring and on the job support.


    6 Indigenous Australian Government Development Programme
    Various

    LOCATION: Various

    SALARY: $59,400 - $61,870

    CLOSING DATE: 28 April 2014

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    SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The Indigenous Australian Government Development Programme (IAGDP) is an integrated employment and development programme, delivered over a fifteen month period. Positions on the IAGDP will be available in our partner agencies, the Department of Education and the Department of Employment and a number of other Australian Public Service (APS) agencies at various locations around Australia.

    During the course of the programme, in addition to ongoing (permanent) employment, participants will undertake a Diploma of Government qualification. They will also be provided with other professional and personal development opportunities to enhance their capability to undertake a career within the APS.

    Agencies participating in this programme include:

    • Prime Minister and Cabinet
    • Health
    • Education
    • DFAT
    • Employment
    • DHS
    • Finance
    • DSS
    • IP Australia
    • Bureau of Meteorology
    • Australian Crime Commission
    • Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Re-view Tribunal
    • Murray-Darling Basin Authority
    • Industry
    • Defence
    • CASA
    • Fair Work Ombudsman
    • Australian Financial Security Authority
    • Australian Financial Security Authority
    • Austrade.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    Key requirements

    The programme consists of three main components:

    • A Diploma level qualification
    • Fifteen months practical work experience incorporating on-the-job-training, and
    • Defined complementary structured learning and development opportunities.

    In order to successfully complete the programme, participants will be required to complete each of these components and remain in an approved full-time work placement for the entire fifteen month period.

    In addition, IAGDP participants will also be required to:

    • gain an understanding of their roles and responsibilities as APS employees
    • demonstrate and uphold the APS Values, Employment Principles and Code of Conduct
    • abide by the values and behaviours, policies and procedures of their employing agency
    • demonstrate a commitment to the success of the programme, and
    • participate in the performance management requirements of their employing agency.

    The specific workplace duties and activities under-taken by participants during the course of the IAGDP will be defined by their employing agency consistent with the programme’s objectives and guidelines.

    Previous programme participants are not eligible to apply.

    Fields of study

    A key feature of the IAGDP is the opportunity to undertake a diploma qualification that is linked to the participant’s and the work area’s capability requirements.

    While the diploma fields and delivery modes (i.e. online, face-to-face, etc.) are to be confirmed they are likely to include:

    • A Diploma of Government with fields of study in Procurement and Contract Management, Project Management or Community Capacity.

    APPLICATIONS:

    Applications for the programme should be lodged via the online recruitment system, eRecruit. This system enables us to not only track and assess applications as they are submitted, but also helps us to better manage your recruitment experience by keeping you up-to-date with any programme changes, such as new partnering agencies and/or vacancy locations.

    Candidates can access eRecruit through our website at www.education.gov.au/iagdp or www.employment.gov.au/iagdp

    We recognise, however, that there are circumstances which may prevent some candidates from utilising our online system to submit their applications. If this applies to you, applications can be submitted either via email to: iagdp@ssc.gov.au or by post to:
        IAGDP Programme Manager
        GPO Box 9880
        CANBERRA, ACT, 2601

    If you do submit an application via email or post, please ensure you include:

    • Your responses to the application questions (max 450 words per question)
    • A current copy of your resume
    • A completed IAGDP Application Form (please contact iagdp@ssc.gov.au or (02) 6240 3737 for a copy)
    • Confirmation of your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage

    7 Assistant Policy Officer
    Australian Society of Anaesthetists

    LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

    SALARY: Unspecified

    CLOSING DATE: 22 April 2014

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    SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The Australian Society of Anaesthetists requires an Assistant Policy Officer to join its North Sydney based team. The position is designed to assist the Policy Manager.

    It is a multifaceted role with a strong emphasis on secretariat administration and health related membership enquires with some additional scope for policy research. The key deliverables of this role include:

    1. Handle day to day member enquiries
    2. The provision of secretarial support to senior policy committees
    3. Co-ordinate the review and preparation of the Relative Value Guide (RVG)
    4. Contribute effectively to the Policy Team

    SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

    The ASA is seeking someone with a suitable university qualification and ideally 1 to 2 years' experience in a membership or health related organisation. Experienced in committee management an advantage.

    For further information on this role please contact Mr Chesney O'Donnell on 8556 7000 with any inquiries.


    8 Policy Officer (part time)
    Outdoor Media Association

    LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

    SALARY: Unspecified

    CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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    SUMMARY:

    Reporting to the Senior Policy Adviser, the position holder is responsible for assisting with developing policies and procedures for the Outdoor Media Association (OMA) that align with its government relation strategy. These include assisting to manage a range of stakeholders and providing advice about town planning and other policy areas. The position holder will have an active role in issues as they arise, including playing an active monitoring role for local government.

    The position holder will represent the OMA in stakeholder consultation and assist with the development of fact sheets and issues papers that support the industry’s position on various topics.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    To assist with the development of policies and position papers that support the industry’s goals and objectives.

    To provide planning advice to the OMA and members, including active monitoring of local governments around Australia.

    To assist the OMA with issues and crisis planning for its members as required.

    To represent the OMA in stakeholder consultation as required.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    Essential:

    Demonstrated skills and experience in town planning and policy development.

    Demonstrated knowledge of local government pro-cesses and decision-making.

    Demonstrated skills in stakeholder consultation.

    Demonstrated ability to think strategically, and identify risks and opportunities as they pertain to the industry.

    High level written and oral communications skills.

    Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion in the management of information and execution of duties.

    Ability and willingness to travel interstate for meetings when required.

    An understanding and commitment to EEO, OH&S Policies and other relevant HR and ethical practices’ requirements.

    Desirable:

    Appropriate tertiary qualifications.

    Experience working in, or in close association with the local government in either a policy or external consultation role.

    Knowledge of the outdoor industry and workings of industry trade associations and membership structures.

    APPLICATIONS:

    Click here to apply online.


    9 Strategy and Policy Analyst
    Talent International

    LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

    SALARY: Unspecified

    SALARY: Unspecified

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    SUMMARY:

    An excellent opportunity exists for a Strategy and Policy Analyst who is interested in expanding their knowledge by working on a high profile program of work. The successful candidate will have top notch analytical skills, a background in policy and strategy and be a self starter with strong problem solving techniques.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    Support the Strategy and Policy Manager in achieving the work stream’s deliverables

    Specifically responsible for business functions, processes and policy related deliverables provide strategic decision-making and planning support through policy, customer, operational and financial analysis

    Support achievement of work-stream deliverables through organising meetings/workshops as necessary, developing options papers, reports and presentations

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    • Required experience:
    • Have come out of or currently be in a similar role for at least 4 years
    • Stakeholder management across multiple organisations, particularly in the context of organisational change
    • Identification, development and documentation of business policies
    • Data modelling e.g. financial and or cost / benefits analysis
    • Strategic decision support through policy, business impact and financial analysis
    • Effective business documentation, such as reports, briefings, presentations and options papers
    • You will have:
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Strong analytical skills – both qualitative and quantitative - with the ability to assimilate information quickly, and present findings in a concise and meaningful way
    • Excellent Microsoft Office skills especially Visio, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    • Good facilitation and negotiation skills
    • Strives to overcome obstacles and where appropriate employs problem-solving techniques in a pragmatic and collaborative manner
    • Experience in the support of programs or projects and ability to manage multiple tasks without requiring regular supervision
    • Ability to take input from manager and appropriately and accurately applies comments/feedback
    • Actively develops good working relation-ships with all stakeholders and is motivated by the shared experience of working towards a common goal
    • Customer focused with a strong service ethic.

    APPLICATIONS:

    Click here to apply online.


    10 2015 Graduate Program
    Department of Communications

    LOCATION: Canberra, ACT

    SALARY: $56,711

    SALARY: 27 April 2014

    View full details of this position.

    SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The Department of Communications is inviting high-performing graduates to join its team to help manage the Australian Government’s priorities for:

    • developing policy in relation to broadband
    • advancing community understanding of online security issues
    • providing advice on strengthening our national broadcasters.

    The key to the Graduate program experience is variety.

    The 11-month program, commencing in January 2015, includes extensive learning and development opportunities involving:

    • a comprehensive orientation week
    • three different work rotations, with opportunities to contribute to policy development, program management and administration
    • a comprehensive training schedule.

    The Department’s size means that graduates get to work closely with senior staff during the program, and opportunities for skills development and learn-ing are easily accessible. You have the opportunity to develop valuable contacts and a profile across the Department.

    The Department makes a significant investment in you during the year, and we want you to learn and develop as much as possible. When the program ends we want you to have a great position and to see a future within the Department.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    In order to apply for our program you must meet the following criteria:

    • have or will complete a generalist undergraduate degree by January 2015
    • have completed your undergraduate degree since January 2009
    • be an Australian citizen, or going to be granted Australian citizenship before commencement on the Program and be able to provide evidence of this
    • maintained a credit average throughout your university degree
    • be willing to relocate to Canberra.

    APPLICATIONS:

    Click here to apply online.


    11 Non-ongoing Employment Register
    Cancer Australia

    LOCATION: Sydney, NSW and various

    SALARY: $56,520 - $133,373

    SALARY: Unspecified

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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, research analysis, data, population health, public health, policy, health promotion, and financial and project management. Cancer Australia supports staff with a dedicated staff development and training 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

    We are currently recruiting for the following positions :

    For details on current non-ongoing vacancies please refer to the Non-Ongoing Employment Register Job Description on our website at http://canceraustralia.gov.au/about-us/employment-opportunities or contact Recruitment on 02 9357 9400.

    If you have the necessary skills and qualifications and are interested in being considered for these current opportunities, please note this on your registration form.

    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 .


    12 2014 Temporary Employment Register
    Attorney-General's Department

    LOCATION: Canberra, ACT

    SALARY: $43,957 - $131,869

    SALARY: 31 December 2014

    View full details of this position.

    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


    INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

    13 Sri Lanka Programme Intern
    Minority Rights Group International

    LOCATION: London, United Kingdom

    SALARY: Unspecified

    CLOSING DATE: 19 April 2014

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    SUMMARY:

    Minority Rights Group International is looking for an intern to support their Sri Lanka programme, to help develop new projects and programmes of work.

    You will need to have permission to work in the UK. MRG is able to apply for a Tier 5 (Unpaid Charity Workers) Visa on behalf of the successful applicant.

    We welcome candidates of Erasmus and other ex-change programmes.

    MRG covers travel expenses (up to £8) and lunch (up to £5) daily. Other than that the internship is unpaid.

    Candidates need to have either a good knowledge of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka or experience having worked in Sri Lanka on a relevant programme. You will also need to have good Microsoft Office Excel skills to be able to help develop budgets for new programmes. You will need to liaise with our partner organisations and with MRG's networks in the region, which constitute national and community organisations working on human rights is-sues. You will also be expected to provide the team with administrative support. We are currently running an innovative project using cultural methods (poetry, art, drama) to involve Sri Lankan women in participatory information collection. We are also developing a new project on minority rights in Sri Lanka.

    You should also have an interest in human rights and issues affecting minorities.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    Tasks would include:

    • Researching minority rights issues in Sri Lanka.
    • Liaising with MRG in country partners.
    • Research on thematic issues MRG works on.
    • Helping to design budgets.
    • Administrative and logistical support to the programme coordinator and assistant (helping to organise events and trips)
    • Media monitoring.
    • Assist in drafting, word-processing and formatting lengthy documents and proposals.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    Essential skills/qualifications:

    • A university degree level qualification.
    • Knowledge of or work experience on Sri Lanka.
    • Fluency in both Tamil and Sinhala
    • Good research and analytical skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Understanding of human rights issues.
    • Very good English language skills.
    • Good Microsoft Office Excel skills.

    Desirable skills/qualifications:

    • Understanding of minority rights.
    • Understanding of conflict prevention issues.
    • Experience of organizing events, using databases.
    • Fundraising and/or programme design experience.
    • Any experience on working on cultural and/or arts-related projects in Sri Lanka.

    APPLICATIONS:

    If you would like to apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter explaining how your skills and experience would be an asset for this programme, and indicating when you are available to start, how many days a week you could work, and any other information that you think is relevant, to recruitment@mrgmail.org

    Please mark clearly in the subject area "Sri Lanka Intern Application". Start date: as soon as possible.


    14 Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Civil Society Support Program
    Management Systems International (MSI)

    LOCATION: Cambodia

    SALARY: Unspecified

    CLOSING DATE: 19 April 2014

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    SUMMARY:

    MSI is a Washington, D.C.-based international development firm providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. Since its 1981 founding, MSI has grown in size and technical scope, now implementing and managing more than 70 projects worldwide. More than 30 are long-term, many in conflict-prone or fragile states that include Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and South Sudan. Today, our range of technical expertise includes analytical and field projects in democracy and governance, economic growth, strategic planning, organizational capacity building, health and the justice sector. MSI focuses on helping our local partners foster progress, manage change and improve the effectiveness of development assistance. We expanded our global footprint in 2008 by becoming part of Coffey, a leading geoscience, international development and project management firm, and a publicly traded company on the Australian Stock Exchange. Alongside the international development arm of Coffey, MSI has corporate offices in 17 countries. Together, MSI and Coffey employ more than 2,000 professionals worldwide. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    An anticipated five-year USAID-funded program will focus on strengthening organizational capacity and skills of civil society organizations (CSOs) through training, technical assistance, and financial support. The program also will assist USAID with managing a grants program, managing a legal defense fund, and supporting innovative initiatives in improving government responsiveness and accountability to Cambodian citizens.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    • Bachelors or advanced degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field. An advanced certificate in M&E preferred.
    • Minimum of five years of proven successful professional experience in a senior position responsible for implementing M&E activities of international development projects.
    • Knowledge of and experience with the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies
    • Professional proficiency in English and Khmer required.

    APPLICATIONS:

    Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com


    15 Senior Analyst, West Africa
    International Crisis Group

    LOCATION: Senegal

    SALARY: Unspecified

    CLOSING DATE: 18 April 2014

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    SUMMARY:

    Based in Dakar, Senegal, the successful candidate will research and produce reports on security, conflict, local politics, governance, social and development issues, analysing long and short-term challenges to stabilisation, security and development in Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso, and recommending measures to achieve these goals.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    • Conducts extensive research into prevailing security, political and social conditions in Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso;
    • Provides analysis and advice on key security issues facing Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire to promote stability, security and development;
    • Prepares at least three detailed reports per year or the equivalent in briefing papers, setting out relevant research findings and policy recommendations;
    • Carries out advocacy and media work to disseminate research findings and recommendations;
    • Works closely and liaises with representatives of governments and international and local organisations in gathering information, seeking input and feedback, and supporting the distribution of Crisis Group reports and recommendations.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    • Extensive knowledge of politics and society in Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso, with significant field experience in the region;
    • Experience in political analysis and conflict prevention;
    • At least five to seven years professional experience in government, academia, international organisations, NGOs or journalism;
    • Excellent writing, editing and analytical skills and ability to formulate well-targeted policy recommendations;
    • Written and spoken fluency in English and French required and proficiency in a local language preferred;
    • Masters degree in international relations, political science, journalism, sociology or equivalent through experience;
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including good public presentation skills, and a very strong capacity for effective teamwork;
    • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment.

    APPLICATIONS:

    Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, cover letter, contact details of at least 3 referees and two short writing samples pertaining to conflict issues in Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso. In the cover letter the candidate should briefly pro-pose his or her own ideas on themes for two future Crisis Group reports relating to conflict in Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso and briefly describe how she/he would research them (in no more than two pages). Please refer to Crisis Group's website for previous publications.

    Please send applications by email in PDF format to open.positions@crisisgroup.org, including "Senior Analyst, West Africa" in the subject line. Please state where you viewed this vacancy announcement.

    Recruitment will remain open until the appropriate candidate is appointed. Please note, only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.


    16 Research Associate
    Asian Institute of Technology

    LOCATION: Thailand

    SALARY: Unspecified

    CLOSING DATE: 17 April 2014

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    SUMMARY:

    The Water Engineering and Management Program at AIT is currently implementing several sponsored research projects and training courses. It is need of a Research Associate who will work on these projects as a member of WEM.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    • Assist in the implementation of research project activities
    • Networking and liaison with research or project partners
    • Prepare research and other (e.g., workshop, training courses, etc.) reports
    • Assist in the organization of workshops, training courses, and similar activities
    • Assist in the preparation of scientific articles for publication
    • Perform other tasks assigned by the immediate supervisor

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    1. Masters degree or equivalent in water re-sources engineering and management or related fields
    2. Proficiency in computer applications such as hydrologic (or relevant) modelling soft-ware, climate change analysis tools (e.g. SDM), GIS, and statistical tools
    3. Strong research and writing capabilities
    4. Experience in organizing workshops and training courses is added advantage
    5. Able to conduct research independently with minimum supervision
    6. Ability to work under time pressure and in international multi-cultural environment
    7. Articulate, ability to work both independently and in a team
    8. Excellent command in written and spoken English

    APPLICATIONS:

    To apply, please register online and complete the registration form at http://www.hro.ait.ac.th/job/. You may be required to create your own user name and password, once completed, go back to the advertisement page and click "Apply Now" button. Use MOZILLA FIREFOX for a full functionality of the system.

    Please do not forget to download your comprehensive resume with complete names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three referees, including a short cover letter detailing your suitability for this position.


    17 Field Coordinator
    Action Contre la Faim (ACF)

    LOCATION: Iraq

    SALARY: Unspecified

    CLOSING DATE: 18 April 2014

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    SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    SEL Responsibilities:

    • Overall management of the programmes:
      • Participate and contribute to the development of new projects including feasibility study, draft of concept notes and LFA
      • Work in close collaboration with the programme management team on the implementation of policies and practices. Ensuring the documentation of experiences and lessons learnt for the betterment of the programme;
      • Ensure that objectives, planning and budget agreed with donors are followed
    • Overall management of support functions:
      • Coordinate closely with the Finance Manager and the HR manager ensuring good lines of communication between administration and all projects and adherence to administration procedures and policies;
      • Supervise logistics, HR and administrative reporting
      • Supervise implementation of logistics, HR and administrative procedures
    • Overall management of security:
      • Directly manage security incidents and reporting
      • Be the focal point for security management at the base
      • Validate field movement planning according to security plan
    • Continuous strategic analysis of the security and humanitarian context
    • Representation and Coordination
    • Human Resources Management
    • Reporting & Communication

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    MA in Humanitarian Program Coordination, Inter-national Development, International Relations or equivalent desirable. At least three years of field experiences in operational management of humanitarian programs. A proven track record on project management cycle, reporting, proposal writing, needs assessment. Excellent capacity of strategic humanitarian context analysis. Proven record on base management in emergency and post-crisis settings. Strong management skills and leadership, pro-activity. Strong communication, networking and representation skills including with donors and authorities. Experiences in capacity building of national staff required. English, fluent.

    APPLICATIONS:

    Apply online at http://www.actioncontrelafaim.org/en/content/field-coordinator-1


    18 Programme Officer
    UNEP-WCMC

    LOCATION: United Kingdom

    SALARY: Unspecified

    CLOSING DATE: 20 April 2014

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    SUMMARY:

    The person appointed will play a key role in the Climate Change and Biodiversity (CCB) Programme, which currently comprises 18 staff. The Programme aims to provide authoritative information to support decision-making at the intersection of climate change and biodiversity conservation policies. Its work covers the impacts of climate change and re-lated policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and the role of biodiversity and ecosystem services in climate change mitigation and adaptation. The main purpose of the job is to implement projects addressing some or all of these issues and to lead one or more small projects.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The key areas of responsibility are to:

    • Make substantial contributions to the implementation of projects and other initiatives that support effective decision making on biodiversity and climate change policy, with particular emphasis on: reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), mitigation impacts (including biofuels), and ecosystem-based adaptation. This may include:
      • Developing and implementing effective work-plans
      • Convening workshops, drawing on expert input, and analysing or synthesising data to produce accurate and clearly written publications, reports, web materials and other outputs.
      • Visiting partner countries to work collaboratively on joint initiatives and contribute to capacity building
    • Contribute to the development of new CCB projects as above
    • Manage E-grade staff and work alongside other colleagues, including experts on REDD+ and adaptation, economists and GIS technicians
    • Contribute to the smooth running of the pro-gramme by taking part in strategic planning and taking on a limited number of non-project tasks, as needed
    • Represent UNEP-WCMC to external audiences and partners, including at relevant international Convention meetings, conferences and workshops

    SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

    If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging post within a group of like minded people working at the science-policy interface, and have the necessary skills and experience, we want to hear from you. Please complete our application form (download at http://www.unep-wcmc.org/medialibrary/2014/03/21/a06f867a/AD823%20APPLICATION%20FORM.doc) and send this with a CV and covering letter to recruitment@unep-wcmc.org by 20th April 2014.

    Please note that this is not a UN post and we can only accept applications from those eligible to work in the UK.

    WCMC is a UK charity, based in Cambridge, which supports the United Nations Environment Programme. We work in collaboration with UNEP, under the banner of UNEP-WCMC. Our mission is to evaluate and highlight the many values of biodiversity and put authoritative biodiversity knowledge at the centre of decision-making. Since our establishment in the 1970s, the Centre has been at the fore-front of the compilation, management, analysis and dissemination of global biodiversity information, and has an outstanding record of achievement.


    19 Individual Giving Coordinator
    Transparency International

    LOCATION: Berlin, Germany

    SALARY: Unspecified

    CLOSING DATE: 4 May 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.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    • Participation in the development, implementation and management of individual giving strategies, in particular digital and social media, focused on fundraising from the public;
    • Maintain and further develop existing relationships with individual donors;
    • To develop appropriate donor data analysis and market segmentation analysis that allows for targeted fundraising.
    • To coordinate public fundraising campaigns across the movement.
    • Provide fundraising support to other TI-S departments and to Chapters within the TI movement;
    • Develop compelling fundraising propositions, marketing materials, cases for support, and donor communications;
    • Act as focal point for a designated donor port-folio.
    • Provide high quality stewardship to existing individual donors;
    • Organise events for current and potential individual donors;
    • To work with and support the Resource mobilisation teams as directed.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    • University degree (or equivalent relevant experience) preferably in Business Administration, Corporate Responsibility, Communication, Market-ing or Public Relations;
    • 5 years Marketing / Fundraising / Campaign-ing experience.
    • Track record of 3 - 5 years in coordinating fundraising from individuals;
    • International experience an asset;
    • Strong organisational skills;
    • Hands-on team player;
    • Flexible, capable of working under pressure and against deadlines;
    • Excellent communication, impeccable presentation and strong networking skills;
    • Ability and track record in developing and writing public fundraising materials (in English);
    • Fundraising event experience is an asset;
    • Ability to work with budget and financial reports;
    • Proficiency with fundraising software (Raiser’s Edge) an asset;
    • Complete fluency in written and spoken English is essential; other languages are a definite asset

    Other information about the post and the location: Transparency International and its global network offer an inspiring work environment with real learning opportunities and support. Berlin is an attractive metropolitan city with relatively low cost of living.

    APPLICATIONS:

    Qualified candidates should submit, preferably via email, a cover letter and CV to: individualgivingjob@transparency.org

    Deadline for applications is 4 May 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.


    20 Monitoring and Evaluation Director
    International Youth Foundation (IYF)

    LOCATION: Barbados

    SALARY: Unspecified

    CLOSING DATE: 15 May 2014

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    SUMMARY:

    The International Youth Foundation (IYF) invests in the extraordinary potential of young people. Founded in 1990, IYF builds and maintains a worldwide community of businesses, governments, and civil society organizations committed to empowering youth to be healthy, productive, and engaged citizens. IYF programs are catalysts for change that help young people obtain a quality education, gain employability skills, make healthy choices, and improve their communities. To learn more visit www.iyfnet.org.

    Supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), if selected, IYF will manage the Barbados and Eastern Caribbean At-Risk Youth Program to address challenges facing at-risk and marginalized youth in the region. These challenges include, but are not limited to, vulnerable backgrounds and environments, poor education, high unemployment, a fractured juvenile justice system, and increasing crime and gang violence. IYF’s program approach will build from its USAID-funded Caribbean Youth Empowerment Program and expand further to target at-risk youth by providing training and job placement services, preparing them for the world of work and promoting youth to serve as positive change agents in their communities.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Director will lead all monitoring and evaluation activities for an anticipated USAID-funded Workforce Development program in the Eastern Caribbean region. The M&E Director will provide day-to-day management of the program’s monitoring and evaluation activities working with the program staff, external consult-ants, implementing partners and key stakeholders. S/he will design a system to support continuous adaptive learning and management throughout the project’s lifetime.

    The M&E Director will be based in the Eastern Caribbean (exact location TBD) on a full-time basis. S/he will manage a team to support M&E activities. The M&E Director will report directly to the project Chief of Party (COP). Hiring for this position will be contingent upon securing funding from USAID for this activity and USAID’s approval of the candidate for this position.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required; a Master’s degree is strongly preferred.

    • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing monitoring and evaluation programs in a multi-stakeholder environment, monitoring program performance, and carrying out evaluations with inter-national, non-profit organizations.
    • Experience with USAID programs and systems/regulations preferred.
    • Knowledge of/experience with programs that support youth employment, entrepreneurship, and/or social services (e.g. education, health) preferred.
    • Academic training or specialized coursework in monitoring and evaluation is strongly preferred.
    • Experience with monitoring and evaluation of programs in the EASTERN CARIBBEAN region.
    • Excellent leadership, management and coordination skills particularly with multiple stakeholders.
    • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, presentation, and analytical skills.
    • Experience monitoring complex, multi-year technical assistance programs preferred.
    • Experience successfully working with public sector, civil society organizations in designing, managing and/or implementing M&E systems with related capacity building support.
    • Experience developing clear and comprehensive reports on a complex portfolio of activities.
    • Strong computer skills particularly in spread-sheets and database management.

    APPLICATIONS:

    Please submit the following documents in English via email to jobs@iyfnet.org with "BEC- M&E Director" followed by your name, in the subject line by 15 May 2014:

    1. Completed IYF Field Office Application for Employment (download at http://www.iyfnet.org/sites/default/files/IYF_Field%20Office_Application%20for%20Employment.doc)
    2. Completed Biodata Form (download at http://www.iyfnet.org/sites/default/files/Contractor_Biographical_Data_Sheet.doc)
    3. Cover Letter
    4. Resume

    Applications will be reviewed as received.

    To be eligible for this position, applicants must have the legal authority to work and reside in the Eastern Caribbean; this position is a local hire position and local country nationals are encouraged to apply.

    The International Youth Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    21 Advocacy Adviser for Global Advocacy
    Center for Reproductive Rights

    LOCATION: Switzerland

    SALARY: Unspecified

    SALARY: 1 May 2014

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    SUMMARY:

    Center Background: Founded in 1992, the Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is a non-profit organization that promotes women’s equality world-wide by securing reproductive rights in constitutional and international human rights law. Its mis-sion is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental rights that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect and fulfill. The Center is unmatched as a reproductive rights organization in its expertise in U.S. constitutional law, comparative law, and international human rights law.

    The Center works across the globe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information. In the U.S. Legal Program, the Center’s preeminent litigation team has helped millions of women and their families by securing government funding for abortions, striking down abortion bans and other access restrictions, and protecting teens’ access to emergency contraception and confidential reproductive healthcare services and information. The Center’s complementary legislative advocacy initiatives and strategies have helped local advocates fight restrictive abortion legislation in over 25 states as well as promote reproductive rights and access to health care for millions of women. Through our human rights advocacy, the Center has been able to promote the integration and adoption of human rights principles in the domestic sphere while systematically norm-building and elevating local reproductive health issues within international treaty monitoring bodies and partner organizations.

    The Center’s Global Legal Program has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. committees, and regional human rights bodies, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in over 50 countries. Our Government Relations Program, based in Washington, DC since 2009, focuses on both U.S. domestic and foreign policy, providing leadership within the community of reproductive rights allies. In recent years, the Center has been able to dramatically expand its pro bono support from U.S. and non-U.S. based law firms, supporting not only the work of our U.S. Legal Program, but also our Government Relations Program (engaged in federal advocacy in Washington D.C.) and our Global Legal Program (engaged in advocacy and litigation before the United Nations and var-ious regional and national bodies throughout the world).

    The Advocacy Adviser will be joining the Center at a critical time for reproductive rights globally. As opponents of women’s rights are mounting a scorched-earth campaign to turn back decades of hard-won progress, the Center is fighting back with short-, medium-, and long-term strategies, to re-verse the erosion of reproductive rights protections across the U.S. and establish the right to affordable reproductive healthcare in the U.S. A key component of our strategic plan is to restore heightened protections for abortion rights, as promised to American women in the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade (1973).

    To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go to www.reproductiverights.org.

    The Center seeks an Advocacy Adviser for Global Advocacy who will support the Global Advocacy Team in the Global Legal Program and will report to the Director of Global Advocacy.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The Advocacy Adviser for Global Advocacy’s primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Support the Director of Global Advocacy with the implementation of the Strategic Plan.
    • Monitor events, developments and initiatives within the UN Human Rights Council and its mechanisms (including UPR, HRC Advisory Committee, and Special Procedures), UN agencies and UN human rights treaty-bodies, and report back to Director on upcoming advocacy opportunities in Geneva;
    • Identify strategic entry points for advocacy initiatives, set priorities, plan and execute advocacy strategies with UN bodies and mechanisms in Geneva, including the UN Human Rights Council and its mechanisms (e.g. UPR, HRC Advisory Commit-tee, and Special Procedures), UN agencies, UN human rights treaty-bodies;
    • Support and develop Center input on General Comments, OHCHR reports and other technical and legal documents;
    • Meet with key governmental delegations and advocate for inclusion of reproductive and sexual rights within initiatives at the international level;
    • Build contacts with key stakeholders at the UN in Geneva, including permanent missions and other non-governmental organizations;
    • Bring key reproductive and sexual rights issues to the attention of UN experts, including Special Procedure mandate-holders and members of the human rights treaty-bodies;
    • Promote collaboration on reproductive rights and related issues through outreach to both NGOs and government, in order to create greater awareness and stimulate positive action;
    • Liaise with Geneva NGO representatives on implementation of advocacy strategies;
    • Serve as a key contact point for the Center in Geneva;
    • Assist with the planning, logistics and implementation of events in Geneva conducted by the Center;
    • Where needed, develop communications on the work of the Center, including successes and issues of interest for different audiences. This includes communications, materials, and updates for social media and for e-mail listservs of allied organizations;
    • Support the development of Center publications on key and emerging reproductive rights issues;
    • Liaise with other departments in the Center as needed, including Communications and Government Relations;
    • Represent the Center at meetings and events in Geneva as instructed;
    • Report to the Director of Global Advocacy and assist with the supervision of fellows, interns, volunteers and pro bono lawyers;
    • International travel is required.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    Strong commitment to the Center’s mission, purpose, and values.

    • Knowledge of the international human rights framework and women’s rights and experience using the UN human rights system. Experience of re-productive rights work is a plus.
    • Capable of complex legal analysis, and development of legal submissions to UN bodies a plus.
    • Advocacy experience, including as part of NGO coalitions.
    • Possesses excellent writing, editing, research, oral advocacy and interpersonal skills.
    • Self-motivated, strong work ethic and attention to detail.
    • Fluency in English required; Spanish or French language skills are a plus.
    • Excellent presentation, writing and communication skills.
    • Have the ability to organize and drive projects to a timely completion.
    • Must be outstanding with analytical, problem-solving, and creative thinking abilities.
    • Ability to work collaboratively, to multi-task, and to work under pressure.
    • Degree in law (Juris Doctor or LLM) required, preferably with a focus in human rights.
    • Minimum 3-4 years related professional experience.

    APPLICATIONS:

    How to Apply: Send cover letter, résumé, a relevant writing sample for this position and contact in-formation for three references (email preferred) to: resumes@reprorights.org. Applicants must indicate “Advocacy Adviser for Global Advocacy” Last Name, and code 237” as the subject of emailed applications. The cover letter, resume, writing sample, writing sample and reference information should be sent as attachments. Please mention in your cover letter where you saw this opportunity.

    Mailing address:
         Center for Reproductive Rights
         Attn.: Director of Global Advocacy - Code 237
         120 Wall Street, 14th Floor
         New York, NY 10005

    Deadline for applications: Applications will be re-viewed on a rolling basis as they come in and we will not hold the position open for any specific time period. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by 1 May 2014.

    The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.


    22 Senior Research Fellow
    Institute for Economics and Peace

    LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

    SALARY: Unspecified

    SALARY: 2 May 2014

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    SUMMARY:

    The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) is a non-profit research organisation dedicated to shift-ing the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress.

    Rated in 2014 as the world’s 15th most impactful think tank with a budget under $5 million and a think tank to watch by the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To Think Tank Index, the Institute is looking to expand its research team.

    IEP achieves its goals by developing new conceptual frameworks to define peacefulness; providing metrics for measurement; uncovering the relation-ship between peace, business and prosperity, and by promoting a better understanding of the cultural, economic and political factors that drive peacefulness. The research outputs of the Institute have been featured in leading media internationally, from the Guardian, the Economist, Huffington Post, Washington Post, CNN, and BBC and are widely cited by intergovernmental organisations and in academia. Current partners include numerous leading organisations internationally, such as; the United Nations Development Programme, Chatham House, Economist Intelligence Unit, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the Club de Madrid, and the Commonwealth Secretariat. The Institute is a non-partisan and not-for-profit organisation with offices in Sydney and New York.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The Senior Research Fellow will be an experienced and senior expert with a track record of conducting quantitative research in the social sciences, development studies, statistics, economics, and peace and conflict studies. S/he will be able to lead new and ground-breaking thinking on conceptualising frameworks and measurements for creating more peaceful societies. S/he will have experience engaging with high level stakeholders in international organisations and understand current debates in development, peace and conflict studies, and in relevant international forums.

    The Senior Research Fellow will conduct research on topics related to the Global Peace Index, peace economics, development studies, and peace and conflict studies. This includes writing, advanced statistical analysis, participation and leadership in the dissemination, communication, and presentation of IEP research findings. Ideal candidates will have a deep interest in peace and development issues, be open-minded to multidisciplinary approaches in the social sciences and be well-travelled.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    1. Master’s degree (PhD an advantage) in a combination of economics and/or statistics, international relations or other social sciences discipline.
    2. Minimum of five to seven years professional experience conducting empirical research and quantitative data analysis specifically related to a combination of social sciences, development studies, economics, statistics and peace and conflict studies.
    3. Experience working with governmental and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on peace economics, peace and conflict studies, and international development issues.
    4. Experience handling large datasets and knowledge of R, SPSS, STATA, and other related econometric packages is required. Ability to write code for R, SPSS or STATA and advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
    5. Track record of demonstrable analytical and data visualisation skills.
    6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Competence to undertake research assignments and project manage teams with minimal supervision.
    7. Experience in writing grant applications to large donors and intergovernmental organisations highly desirable.

    APPLICATIONS:

    CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria and desired personal qualities to Lucie Paleckova on info@economicsandpeace.org


    23 International Capacity Building Expert
    Mekong River Commission

    LOCATION: Cambodia

    SALARY: Unspecified

    SALARY: 21 April 2014

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    SUMMARY:

    The role of MRC is to promote and coordinate sustainable management and development of water and related resources for the countries’ mutual benefit and the people’s well-being. MRC Secretariat is now recruiting highly qualified consultants for the following consultant.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    Conduct and formulate the Training Need Assessment (TNA);

    • Develop the Capacity Building Plan (CBP) for the implementation up to the end of 2015, including provisions for the next NAP 2016-2020. The Plan should cover capacity building approaches, methods, outputs, activities, time frame and budget;
    • Provide guidance on the work by the Regional Expert;
    • Liaise with the National Navigation Coordinators, the National Mekong Committees and the relevant Line Agencies;
    • Develop the methodology to conduct the TNA approved by the NAP;
    • Conduct review, interview, consultation work-shops and finding presentations NAP, National co-ordinators and NAP stakeholders in the member countries;
    • Prepare draft and final reports for the TNA and CBP as agreed with NAP.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    • Degree as Master Mariner, Degree in Port Engineering, Marine Transport, or Civil Engineering with specialisation in waterborne transport, water-way safety, and training management;
    • 15 years experience in the transportation sector;
    • 5 years experience in the inland waterway transportation sector;
    • Highly qualified in Master Planning;
    • Trainer in the fields of navigation and port operations;
    • Project assistance and - management experience in shipping;
    • High knowledge of Inland waterway transport on the Mekong River;
    • Operational rules and regulations related to water way transportation, safety of boats, crews, aids to navigation;
    • Excellent knowledge of international standards including ISM Code, ISPS, SOLAS, Collreg, and MARPOL;
    • Excellent computer skills;
    • Excellent knowledge of project planning, implementation and monitoring;
    • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English is absolute requirement;
    • Working Experience in the region is an advantage.

    APPLICATIONS:

    The application should include (i) a cover letter out-lining clearly how the candidate meets the requirements of the position, (ii) a detailed CV, and (iii) MRC Personal History Form. The position title and section/division must be indicated in the cover letter.


    24 Campaigner – Sudan and South Sudan
    Amnesty International

    LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya

    SALARY: Unspecified

    SALARY: 11 May 2014

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    SUMMARY:

    The mobile revolution. Geopolitical power shifts. A radically altered global economy. The world is changing, and so is the way that people fight for their rights. In order to be effective, Amnesty Inter-national’s (AI) International Secretariat needs to change how we work. That’s why we have opened a Regional Office in Kenya. And why we need your campaigning expertise with us on the ground.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    Our South Sudan and Sudan Campaigner will tackle issues like protection of civilians in armed conflict, criminal justice reform, and freedom of expression and association. As a Campaigner, you can expect to have a direct impact on these key areas, as well as on our overarching regional campaigning and re-search strategies. Focusing mainly on South Sudan and Sudan you’ll develop effective, strategic campaigning plans and work with both AI colleagues and external partners to deliver them. You’ll also create clear and compelling campaigning materials for a range of audiences, writing reports and public statements, making videos and web features, and raising awareness and mobilizing our members to effect human rights change. And you’ll constantly look for ways to improve your work too, research-ing effective campaigning methods, monitoring impact and staying up to date with the latest human rights developments.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    A practised campaigner, you’ll know how to create successful campaign strategies and build awareness through powerful actions and recognized techniques. You’ll also understand the importance of flexibility and be ready to adapt and evolve your plans. We’ll expect you to understand human rights and the political landscape within the East and Horn of Africa, both in general terms and specifically, with knowledge of South Sudan and Sudan and key thematic areas. You’ll be able to translate that knowledge into campaign materials and creative initiatives that inspire activism online and off, and have the fluency to express complex ideas in English and Arabic. You’ll have a network of civil society and government contacts and the clout to represent AI to audiences ranging from civil society groups and governments to our global membership. Beyond that, you’ll be a real team player relishing close collaboration with our researchers, colleagues and partners.

    APPLICATIONS:

    To apply please visit https://careers.amnesty.org/vacancy/598/description/


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