MAKING POLICY WORK
Issue No. 130 - 4 December 2013
1 General Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment RegisterDepartment of Parliamentary Services
LOCATION: Canberra, ACT
SALARY: $54,762 - $107,944
CLOSING DATE: 28 February 2014
The Research Branch of the Parliamentary Library is seeking expressions of interest for its Temporary Employment Register. This Register is for people interested in non-ongoing short-term employment, of-ten at short notice, when we need the services of additional staff or special expertise. Positions range from PEL1 Senior Researcher and Senior Law Librarian roles to the APS2 Section Assistant level.
The Branch provides high quality information, analysis and advice to Senators and Members of Parliament in support of their parliamentary and representational roles. This includes responding to individual client requests and the preparation of a range of publications and other resources.
The Branch requires expertise across the full range of government activity. Currently, the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Section is seeking to fill two defence specialist positions—a PEL1 Senior Re-searcher position for immediate start until 9 August 2013, and a PSL6 Researcher position for a period of 12 months from mid-March. Vacancies in the Economics Section and in the health area of the Social Policy Section are also expected over the next 6 months. Existing valid applications on the Register will be considered, but applicants who have not renewed their application in the last twelve months are encouraged to do so.
Relevant qualifications may be required for some of the roles identified within the Temporary Employment Register.
Click here to apply online.
2 Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment RegisterNational Health and Medical Research Council
SALARY: $48,539 - $132,364
CLOSING DATE: 31 January 2014
The National Health and Medical Research Council(NHMRC) is Australia’s leading expert body promoting the development and maintenance of public and individual health standards. The NHMRC consolidates within a single national organisation the often independent functions of research funding, consideration of ethical issues, development of ad- vice and regulation of sensitive research activities. Information about how to apply for NHMRC vacancies is included in our Applicant Kit which is available online (www.nhmrc.gov.au) or by phoning the contact person for the job.
As part of our commitment to helping employees lead a healthy lifestyle, the NHMRC has a smoke- free workforce policy that applies to all employees during working hours.
POSITION DESCRIPTION:NHMRC is seeking people from a range of disciplines who are interested in filling non-ongoing employment opportunities that may arise. The Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment Register is primarily used to fill short term temporary positions, and sometimes these positions may be required to be filled at short notice. The positions may be filled on a full time, part time or casual basis depending on business needs.
Positions may become available across various areas including program and project management, policy development and implementation, research, legal, general administration, executive assistance, corporate services and compliance and evaluation.
Positions may be filled at the APS 2 to APS 6 level or Executive Level 1 and 2. Candidates should also be aware this is a register only and that you will only be contacted regarding your application if a vacancy arises that matches your skills, qualifications and/or experience.
Non-ongoing vacancies may arise at any time. The majority of positions are located in Canberra with less frequent opportunities available in Melbourne.
SELECTION CRITERIA APPLICATIONS:
Applications must be submitted using our online application system and will remain valid for up to six months from the commencement of the register – 15 July 2013 to 31 January 2014. Application renewal is required on a six monthly basis to ensure that you are still interested in working for NHMRC. You can update your resume online at any time and you can withdraw your application if you are no longer available to work for us. This register is intended for non-ongoing opportunities only and applicants should have no expectation of gaining ongoing employment. Please note this Non-ongoing Employment Register is for job seekers only. NHMRC will not accept unsolicited resumes or applications from recruitment agencies and/or search firms and will not pay fees to any such organisations without prior agreement. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. Please refer to our Indigenous Employment Strategy which is available on the NHMRC website at http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/about/jobs/index.htm
3 Temporary Employment RegisterDepartment of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport
SALARY: $43,963 - $131,883
CLOSING DATE: 21 February 2013
The Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport is seeking people from a range of disciplines who are interested in filling non-ongoing employment opportunities that may arise. The Department will maintain a Temporary Employment Register which will be used to allow Managers to search for suitable candidates when a vacancy arises. The Temporary Employment Register is primarily used to fill short term temporary positions, and sometimes these positions may be required to be filled at short notice. The positions may be full time, part time or casual depending on business needs.
The Department is interested in hearing from people with skills in the following areas:
- Accounting, Finance, Economics/Statistics;
- Administration, Information Management, Security, Evaluation/Audit;
- Project Management and Programme Management;
- Procurement/Contract Management;
- Human Resources, Legal Services, Parliamentary Services;
- Policy Officers;
- Information Communication Technology (ICT);
- Communications; and
- Arts/Culture, Sport/Recreation/Tourism.
Positions may be filled at the APS 1-6 level or Executive 1 and 2 levels as the need arises and you may be contacted to assess your suitability and availability should a vacancy arise at anytime.
The Temporary Employment Register will be re-advertised every 6 months. At the end of each 6 month period you will need to re-apply to the new register if you are still interested in non-ongoing employment with the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.
Candidates may be contacted to assess suitability and availability as employment opportunities arise.
Applicants for positions in the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport must be Australian citizens and be prepared to undertake a security clearance. Starting salaries will be within the range specified for the APS level and will depend on experience. The Department encourages applications from people with a disability, Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and members of the GLBTI community.
For more information and to apply online please visit http://www.regional.gov.au/
4 Temporary Employment RegisterDepartment of Health and Ageing
SALARY: $25,185 - $133,777
CLOSING DATE: 14 March 2014
SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Department of Health and Ageing aims to pro-vide, better health and active ageing for all Australians.
The department is seeking registrations from eligible applicants for non-ongoing (temporary) employment. Positions may become available from APS Level 1 to Executive Level 2 classifications (or equivalent) across a broad range of business areas including;
- Accounting and finance
- Communications and marketing
- Compliance and regulation
- Corporate and administration (including call centre services)
- Information and communications technology
- Legal and parliamentary
- Monitoring and auditing
- Project and program
- Science and health
- Strategic policy and research
The duration of a non-ongoing vacancy may range from a week to several months. Applicants will be engaged for a specified term or task. Positions may be available as full time, part time or casual in all major capital cities as well as Townsville and Alice Springs, depending on the employment opportunity. Applications will remain valid for six months from the commencement date of this register. The salary and employment conditions will be based on the department’s Enterprise Agreement . Please note: registration on the Temporary Employment Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.
Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term
Non-ongoing positions will be offered for a specified term, task, or for irregular/intermittent.
To be eligible for non-ongoing employment with the department, applicants must:
- be an Australian Citizen
- satisfy a police records check
- hold a security clearance (for certain positions).
For more information and to apply online please visit http://www.health.gov.au/
5 Irregular/Intermittent Employment (expected vacancy)Department of Human Services
LOCATION: Perth, WA
SALARY: $56,069 - $62,492
CLOSING DATE: 19 December 2013
The Department of Human Services is seeking enthusiastic, committed and skilled candidates who are interested in non-ongoing irregular / intermittent employment Australia wide should opportunities become available.
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.
Jobs within the Department of Human Services will vary and may involve contact with a range of customers, health professionals and other third parties handling a variety of matters regarding eligibility, participation and ongoing access to payments and services. Interactions can be through the telephone, face to face, or online and processing of claims or managing correspondence in respect of their payments and/or personal circumstances.
Duties of jobs within the Department of Human Services will vary. Key duties may include but are not limited to:
- Effectively administering programs in line with Department business requirements;
- Engaging with customers and third parties in a range of environments including communicating with people from diverse backgrounds;
- Providing a high level of service by managing sensitive discussions and making appropriate decisions regarding government payments and services based on acquired knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and policies;
- Successfully transitioning customers and third party providers to ongoing use of online and tele-phone based self services;
- Investigating, interpreting and evaluating information using computer systems and online reference material;
- Operating as a member of a team, contributing to the achievement of team business outcomes.
To be eligible for irregular / intermittent employment, applicants must be an Australian citizen.
Candidates are required to undertake a National Police Check prior to engagement.
Please click here to apply online.
6 Policy Liaison & Quality OfficerRoyal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
LOCATION: Sydney, NSW
CLOSING DATE: 9 December 2013
The College’s Policy & Advocacy unit develops medical and health policies, leads the College’s advocacy initiatives and provides advice on policy so that the College is positioned to influence medical and health policy in Australia and New Zealand. The College is actively engaged in health policy debate as it affects the Fellowship and trainees and the patients and communities that they serve.
The Policy Liaison & Quality Officer reports to the Director, Policy & Advocacy and is a key leadership role within the Policy & Advocacy unit. You will ensure all College policy and advocacy activities are of a high standard and comply with the appropriate College By-Laws and policy approval processes. This will include initiating and leading quality assurance and improvement processes. This position will also have responsibility for managing one Senior Administration Officer.
The successful candidate will have previous experience in managing administration staff as well as relevant tertiary qualifications. You will also have experience working in a policy environment, with a demonstrated understanding of related processes and the ability to coordinate and support Policy & Advocacy staff to ensure quality outcomes.
Additionally, experience in project management and problem solving to provide quality assurance and overall process improvement will be integral to this role. You will be a sound negotiator with the ability to influence at all levels and your prior experience managing complex governance and approval processes will be key to your success in executive level committee management.
Please send your resume and a short cover letter addressing the attributes outlined under “The Successful Candidate” to firstname.lastname@example.org
7 Advocacy, Policy and Research ManagerThe Fred Hollows Foundation
LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC
CLOSING DATE: 6 December 2013
Come and join our international development organisation where we are ensuring that the vision of Fred Hollows lives on. We are working to eradicate avoidable blindness by 2020, and are committed to working with partners to bring about change that is sustainable and reaches even the most vulnerable communities.
As part of our recent growth and development, an excellent opportunity exists for a highly qualified and experienced professional with substantial policy experience to join our team. As the Advocacy, Policy and Research Manager, this role will work to strengthen The Foundation’s policy and advocacy position to ensure we are recognised globally as a leader in the elimination of avoidable blindness.
In this newly created position your skills and expertise will be used to provide strong leadership in the areas of Advocacy, Policy and Research ensuring that we build world class global policy and advocacy capacity consistent with The Foundation’s vision. In this busy and varied role you will be responsible for building our policy team, providing advice and support to staff and leading activities in the areas of advocacy, policy and research. You will oversee the development and implementation of key global campaigns in areas such as financing, aid effectiveness and access to health care.
To be successful in this role, you will have experience in developing effective global policy, initiating and overseeing campaigns and managing highly influential advocacy processes and systems. You will be an accomplished people leader and manager and possess outstanding knowledge of policy and re-search principles, techniques and design, along with public sector policy, public health or clinical expertise. Excellent communication skills, an acute eye for detail, together with a positive disposition will also be essential in order for you to influence change at a senior level, across the Foundation and across a wide network of professionals.
The ability to travel internationally will be essential. Ideally this position will be based in our Melbourne office, however Sydney based applications will also be considered.
For a detailed Job description and for information on how to apply please visit our website www.hollows.org.au/get-involved/Australia. Applications should include a resume and covering letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description.
Alternatively for a confidential discussion, please call Victoria Cawley, Recruitment Specialist on + 61 (02) 8741 1962.
8 Non-Ongoing RegisterMurray-Darling Basin Authority
LOCATION: Canberra, ACT
SALARY: $57,355 - $134,170
CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2013
SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Murray-Darling Basin Authority is establishing a register of people interested in temporary vacancies in Canberra. The register will be used to fill short term vacancies across a range of work areas including:
- Policy and Planning;
- Environmental Resource Management;
- River Management;
- Corporate & Business Services including legal.
Non-Ongoing vacancies may become available at any time and all positions are located in Canberra. Suitable candidates will be contacted as employment opportunities arise. Your application and resume will remain valid in the register until the Authority re-advertises, or until you notify the Authority that you are no longer actively seeking employment.
SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:
Please note that by registering here, your application and resume may be viewed by any Authority manager who may need to fill a non-ongoing vacancy. Any personal details submitted to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority Non-Ongoing Register will only be used for the purpose for which they are provided. We will not use your personal details for any other purpose, and will not disclose them, without your consent.
Please note this Non-Ongoing Employment Register is for job seekers only. We do not accept unsolicited resumes or application from recruitment agencies and/or search firms and will not pay fees to any such organisations without prior agreement.
9 National Policy AdvisorPeople Fusion Recruitment - Our client is a National provider of disability support services
LOCATION: Newcastle, NSW
CLOSING DATE: Unspecified
Our client is a National provider of disability support services. This position will be based out of Newcastle and will be responsible for the development of national programs policy positions, articulation into policy statements and support for implementation, application and considerations of pol-icy and practice interface.
The National Policy Advisor will also be accountable for the provision of advice relating to policy statements, policy directions and policy positioning in respect of core and future service delivery.
Key responsibilities include of the position include:
- Identify and articulate the organisation’s policy positions relating to programs and client services. Provide advice, support and assistance to policy development activities in other streams or organisationally.
- Provide advice relating to policy positions, statements, directions and policy positioning in respect of current and future services.
- Maintain current knowledge of developments in the human services sector.
To be considered for the position, we are seeking an individual who can meet the following criteria:
- Competence to develop policies relating to programs and clients.
- Proven experience in undertaking research and relating the findings to policy.
- Ability to communicate effectively to a range of audiences and for diverse purposes.
- Ability to undertake effective consultation and engage stakeholders.
- A well-developed ability to problem solve, use initiative and think laterally and strategically.
- Relevant tertiary qualification.
- Experience in the development, implementation and application of policy in the non-government sector.
- Experience in the human services sector is desirable
For a confidential discussion please call Olivia O’Brien on 4929 1666 or click apply here.
10 Water Policy Officer (Aquifer Interference)NSW Trade & Investment
LOCATION: Parramatta, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo or Newcastle
SALARY: $83,962 - $92,940
CLOSING DATE: 15 December 2013
NSW Trade & Investment drives sustainable economic growth in New South Wales. We do this by working with and supporting the vast range of businesses and industries across NSW to advance investment, innovation, activity and improvements across all industry sectors. The NSW Office of Water is part of the NSW Trade & Investment cluster and is responsible for the Government’s lead in policy and reform agenda for water management.
This position provides advice on policy development and implementation for water management initiatives and legislation, with a particular focus on managing aquifer interference activities. Specifically, key duties for this role will include:
- Conducting negotiations with staff, agencies and stakeholders on the development of groundwater policies
- Undertaking an analysis of proposals, reports, working papers and related information to identify issues and make recommendations for managing aquifer interference activities
- Preparing Cabinet submissions, Ministerial briefings and correspondence, including press releases and speeches on groundwater management issues particularly aquifer interference; and
- Monitoring by means of updates on the progress on key implementation strategies against set key performance indicators.
- Applicants are required to address the selection criteria below and attach their response as part of the online application process.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understand-ing of the State and Federal Governments’ water reform agenda, in particular for managing aquifer interference activities.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the machinery of Government and its legislative framework, in particular the Water Management Act 2000.
- Experience in developing and implementing Government policy, including preparation and explanation of policy for non technical staff, other agencies and stake-holders.
- Excellent written communication skills including a demonstrated ability to prepare Cabinet submissions, ministerial briefings, press releases and speeches.
- Excellent oral communication skills with the ability to negotiate and influence successfully.
- High level analytical and complex problem solving skills.
- Demonstrated ability to manage workloads over multiple projects to achieve results.
- Proven ability to work with and relate to a diverse range of individuals and groups.
Applications must be lodged electronically via http://www.jobs.nsw.gov.au/ or by clicking “Apply Now”. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted. An eligibility list may be created to fill future permanent, temporary, full time or part time positions as they arise. If you experience difficulties whilst submitting your application online at JobsNSW please contact the support team on 1800 562 679.
11 Policy and Research AdviserBusiness SA
LOCATION: Lunley, SA
SALARY: $57,355 - $134,170
CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2013
Business SA is the largest business membership organisation in South Australia, assisting organisations of all sizes to manage people and tackle the issues faced in today’s competitive corporate environment.
We are seeking a motivated candidate to represent the interests of South Australian businesses by engaging and informing members on relevant business related issues and assisting with policy formation.
- Conduct policy related research which includes monitoring of various statistical data and economic forecasting.
- Assist in the development of policy and position statements on behalf of Business SA to represent the views of business in the State.
- Prepare submissions on relevant discussion and issues papers to ensure that employer interests are known and represented.
- Represent employer interests on relevant boards, committees and working parties.
- Ensure Business SA Survey of Business Expectations remains relevant to industry needs.
- Contribute to the preparation of speeches and briefings for media releases (including on economic statistics) and articles.
- Tertiary qualifications in a relevant area such as public policy, economics or commerce or the equivalent experience.
- Demonstrated experience in policy research and analysis.
- High level written and oral communication skills.
- Computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office software and internet research applications.
- Analytical and problem solving skills.
- Knowledge of the Australian and South Australian economies and of major policy issues affecting South Australian business.
- Knowledge of political processes.
- Ability to use political awareness in planning and negotiations.
For enquiries please contact Rick Cairney, Director of Policy on 8300 0060.
To apply or to view a detailed position description, please visit our website, http://business-sa.com/about-us/careers/positions-vacant
Applications close Monday 9 December 2013.
12 Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment RegisterTorres Strait Regional Authority
LOCATION: Thursday Island, QLD
SALARY: $41,914 - $128,875
CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2015
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.
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
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.
For application process please email HumanResources@tsra.gov.au
13 Education Specialist - Teacher EducationCommonwealth of Learning
LOCATION: Vancouver, Canada
CLOSING DATE: 6 December 2013
SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Position: COL is seeking an eminent and senior professional to join as an Education Specialist – Teacher Education to manage and direct initiatives aimed at expanding teacher education through open and distance learning (ODL) and technology-enhanced education and training. The job holder will be required to advise Commonwealth governments on policy development at the highest levels (i.e. by advising ministers), assist institutions to develop ODL policies for teacher education and work with institutions for pre-service teacher training and continuing professional development. Extensive hands-on experience in the use of ODL solutions for teacher education is required.
The applicant must be committed to development and be able to respond innovatively to the application of learning technologies. A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the use of ODL for development is required. The position requires proficiency with office technology and a readiness to travel internationally.
The person must: be a Commonwealth citizen with the ability to network with a wide range of stake-holders and to work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds; have the ability to exercise professional judgment, diplomacy and be a team player, while representing COL’s interests internally and externally.
A full job description is displayed on the COL website at: www.col.org/opportunities. Interested applicants must provide a resume and cover letter highlighting their professional background. Applications must be submitted by email to email@example.com with the subject: Education Specialist–Teacher Education position, at the latest by December 06, 2013. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, those who have not been contacted by January 31, 2014, should consider that there will be no follow-up to their application.
14 Research AssociateUnited Nations University (UNU)
LOCATION: Tokyo, Japan
SALARY: JPY450,000 per month
CLOSING DATE: 6 December 2013
United Nations University objectives
The UNU is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate training and the dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States. The University functions as a think tank for the United Nations system, contributes to capacity building, particularly in developing countries, and serves as a platform for new and innovative ideas and dialogue.
UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP)
Located in Tokyo, UNU-ISP was established in January 2009. UNU-ISP takes an innovative, integrated approach to sustainability — one that encompasses global change, development, peace and security. The Institute bridges these cross-cutting issues through research, educational and collaborative initiatives with the aim of solving current problems and anticipating future challenges. UNU-ISP works in collaboration with other UNU institutes as well as through co-operative relationships with the global academic and policy-making communities.
UNU-ISP launched its Master of Science in Sustainability, Development, and Peace postgraduate pro-gramme in September 2010. This programme addresses pressing global issues of sustainability, cli-mate change, development, peace building and human rights through an innovative interdisciplinary approach that integrates the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. The programme, intended for recent graduates, professionals and practitioners, offers the unique opportunity to study at a global university within the framework of the United Nations. UNU-ISP also launched its PhD programme in Sustainability Science in September 2012.
The programme aims to produce scholars who will become key researchers in the area of sustainability science. For more information on UNU-ISP Postgraduate Programmes, please visit http://isp.unu.edu/grad/index.html.
Under the overall guidance of the Director of UNU-ISP, and under the direct supervision of the Academic Officer of the Institute, the Research Associate will assist in the implementation of the overall goals of the Institute, and assist in the operation of various programme activities. Specific tasks will include the following:
- Support the academic staff in development, planning, organization, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of academic and research activities as well as publication and dissemination efforts of the Institute, especially for the project on “Enhancing Resilience to Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Semi-Arid Africa: An Integrated Approach (CECAR-Africa)”*;
- Assist the UNU-ISP Postgraduate Programme in preparing and teaching postgraduate modules, and engage in capacity development work;
- Plan and organize scientific meetings and workshops;
- Draft and edit scientific reports, articles and descriptions of the research programme activities for dissemination purposes;
- Provide inputs to UN system, international platform based on programme results;
- Assist in fund raising for UNU-ISP projects, including project proposal development, contacting and maintaining a dialogue with potential donors, and other work related to fund-raising;
- Perform other duties as may be assigned. * “Enhancing Resilience to Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Semi-Arid Africa: An Integrated Approach (CECAR-Africa)” is a project selected under the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) Pro-gramme, which is conducted through joint collaboration between Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). For details, please refer to the website: www.jst.go.jp/global/english/kadai/h2302_ghana.html.
- A PhD degree or equivalent in the field of development studies, environmental science, environmental governance, environmental economics, sociology, or related discipline;
- At least two (2) years of work experience in an academic or research institution; programme management experience is an asset. Work experience in an international organization is preferred;
- Computer and web literacy required. Strong IT skills would be an asset;
- Excellent communication skills with fluency in both oral and written English. Excel-lent communication skills are Japanese is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an asset;
- A good team player with strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated by the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (to firstname.lastname@example.org), and must include the following:
- a cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position;
- a curriculum vitae and a completed and signed UNU Personal History P.11 form (download at http://unu.edu/about/unu-services/hr/applying-for-a-position#files). Please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organizations;
- full contact information of three (3) referees; and
- an indication of the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2013/UNU/ISP/PSA/RA/52(1)).
Please note that this position is being re-advertised; previous applicants need not reapply.
15 Education Specialist - Higher EducationCommonwealth of Learning (COL)
LOCATION: Vancouver, BC, Canada
CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2013
The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) helps governments and institutions use technology to expand the scope, scale and quality of learning. Head-quartered in Vancouver, COL promotes policies to make innovation sustainable and works with international partners to build systems and applications that facilitate learning in support of development goals. It is financed by voluntary contributions from Commonwealth governments.
COL is seeking an eminent and senior professional to join as an Education Specialist – Higher Education to develop and manage programme initiatives aimed at policy development at both national and institutional levels to improve higher education in Commonwealth countries. The job holder is expected to provide advice to ministers, university presidents and other senior government officials and act as COL’s expert in open and distance learn-ing (ODL). Extensive hands-on experience in the use of ODL is required.
The applicant must be committed to development and be able to respond creatively to the challenges related to higher education. A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the use of ODL is required. The position requires proficiency with office technology and a readiness to travel internationally.
The person must: be a Commonwealth citizen, with ability to network across multilateral organisations and to work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds; have the ability to exercise professional judgment, diplomacy and be able to work in a team, while representing COL’s interest internally and externally.
A full job description is displayed on the COL web site at www.col.org/opportunities. Interested applicants must provide a resume and cover letter high-lighting their professional background.
Applications must be submitted by email to email@example.com with the subject: Education Specialist–Higher Education position, at the latest by December 31, 2013. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, those who have not been contacted by January 31, 2014, should consider that there will be no follow-up to their application.
Applications from women candidates are particularly encouraged.
16 Multiple PositionsUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
LOCATION: Kabul, Afghanistan
CLOSING DATE: 15 December 2013
SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks applicants for the following positions for a possible USAID-funded Strengthening Tertiary Education Program – University Partnership for Afghanistan (STEP-UP). Please note these positions are contingent upon funding.
- Graduate Education Senior Advisor - responsible for identifying and creating a range new undergrad and graduate degree programs and assist with developing policies, procedures, curricula and academic administration processes for these programs. S/he will also assist with creating joint faculty/employer advisory group including curriculum review committee to build communication, understanding and ways of linking curriculum to the needed skills and knowledge required by employers.
- Curriculum and Pedagogy Senior Advisor – responsible for developing, facilitating and implementing professional development activities designed to improve the pedagogy and assessment skills of faculty members in Afghan universities. S/he will also work with National Curriculum Committee to incorporate effective teaching methods for underpinning strengthened curriculum.
- Academic and Career Counseling Senior Manager – responsible for helping establish Career and Partnership Centers at each university to formalize and sustain relationships among business leaders, public sector officials, entrepreneurs, and academic leaders. S/he will also assist with creating alumni network, linking students to internships and work-study opportunities, offer job counseling services and career support, and, more generally, encourage greater private sector engagement within the university.
This proposed project is part of an overall USAID program to help Afghanistan’s higher education professionals effectively manage the growth of tertiary education while improving academic quality. Building on the successes of the Afghanistan Higher Education Project (HEP, 2006-2014) and other initiatives, the project will improve the management capacity of the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and up to 10 public universities. It will help the MoHE implement key strategies designed to ensure quality education and employment for a larger number of Afghan men and women. It will enable universities to manage and expand education re-sources in ways that encourage effective governance structures. It also will assist in developing learning environments that foster well qualified and professional faculty members, highly capable and motivated students, diverse and market-oriented academic programs, sustainable public-private collaboration, international university partnerships, and other innovations that move Afghanistan toward the higher education system it deserves.
We seek skilled and experienced professionals who are familiar with Afghanistan or other conflict-affected regions, with a preference for individuals who have worked on large-scale development education projects.
Afghanistan is a non-dependent post. Anticipated start date for these 2 to 3 year positions is on or about January 1, 2014. A full set of benefits is provided including housing in Kabul and regular regional and international leave.
- Preferably a PhD from a recognized (accredited) university with a minimum of a Master’s degree in relevant content area.
- Significant experience working in developing countries, particularly in conflict-affected regions, and ability to live and work in difficult and some-times dangerous context.
- Evidence of appropriate technical experience related to at least one of the following areas: project management, capacity building in ministries of higher education, academic program development, curricula and faculty development, labor market analyses and or career development.
- Knowledge of political and social features of Afghanistan or similar post-conflict countries and the issues involved in improving higher educational systems.
- Evidence of experience in program/project management.
- Experience working on large-scale USAID-funded projects is desirable.
- Demonstrated high levels of maturity & emotional intelligence and ability to problem solve and interact well with others.
- Demonstrated strong analytical, managerial, leadership, communications and interpersonal skills.
- Willingness to live and work in a challenging hardship post
CVs and letters of interest must be submitted to the following email address for consideration. To facilitate review, please include names and contact in-formation for relevant references. The title of the position being applied for must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank all individuals for their interest, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
17 International OfficerBeyond 2015
LOCATION: Remote working is an option, Belgium
CLOSING DATE: 6 December 2013
SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Beyond 2015 is recruiting an International Officer to support the work of the Beyond 2015 campaign, specifically in terms of communication, translation, website and the “Supportive States’ initiative”.The International Officer will be responsible for the translation of all relevant documents into French and Spanish, the development and maintenance of the Beyond 2015 website in three languages, the co-ordination of the ‘Supportive states’ initiative and the ‘Lead with the Leaders’ webinar series. S/he will also support the International Coordinator in communication with the whole campaign, and may be required to represent Beyond 2015 internationally.
Please click here for selection criteria.
To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to email@example.com by COB 6 December 2013. Please put “Beyond 2015 International Officer” in the subject line.
18 Research CoordinatorInternational Water Management Institute (IWMI)
LOCATION: Colombo, Sri Lanka
CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2013
The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), explores and supports a paradigm shift in sustainable intensification of agricultural production systems through placing natural resources at the forefront of our production systems. WLE is organized into five Strategic Research Portfolios (SRPs), namely Irrigated systems, Rainfed systems, Resource recovery and reuse, River basins and Information systems. In addition to the five SRPs, WLE has established two crosscutting themes that will influence and enhance its research: i) Ecosystem services and resilience, and ii) Gender, poverty and institutions.
The research efforts of WLE will primarily be concentrated in four priority focal regions (Nile, Niger/Volta, Indus/Ganges and Greater Mekong), each with their own regional representation structures which will report to the Research Coordinator on behalf of the WLE Management Committee, and four further regions (Andes/Central America, Limpopo/Zambezi, Tigris/Euphrates and Amu Darya/Syr Darya) where research activities relevant to the program are undertaken at a lower intensity.
The Research Coordinator will have overall responsibility for assisting in the development, implementation and coordination of the research-for-development agenda of WLE, ensuring that the research programs in each of the regions have clearly identified pathways to achieve impact that are in line with WLE’s vision and strategy.
The position holder will report to the Program Director – WLE and be based at the headquarters of IWMI in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
- facilitate the planning, processes and program strategies to implement WLE’s research-for-development agenda that will contribute to development outcomes in each of the focal regions, based on the overall direction provided by the WLE Steering Committee;
- support the development and setting up of processes and structures for representation of WLE in all the focal regions;
- coordinate and manage representation in the focal regions;
- assist leaders of the SRPs in the development and implementation of mechanisms linked to WLE impact pathways to ensure accountability for deliverables and to manage performance, including points for review, assessment and refinement;
- assist the Program Director – WLE in the development and implementation of transparent processes to align resource allocation to performance, and delivery of outcome-oriented research-to-impact pathways;
- assist the Program Director – WLE in representing the program with external constituency groups, including community, governmental and private organizations, and research and development partners;
- liaise and coordinate with related activities of other CGIAR Research Programs operating in the same geographical areas;
- maintain existing relationships and build new ones with public and private funders, and take the initiative to generate leveraged funds for the activities of the focal regions in consultation with the re-source mobilization units of IWMI and other participating centers;
- manage internal relationships within the program in relation to work in the focal regions;
- facilitate interaction among researchers across the partner centers and SRPs to ensure that their work aligns with the focus of WLE’s research efforts, fostering collaboration and synergies where possible; and
- participate in the WLE Management Committee as a resource person.
- a PhD or similar experience in the areas of agriculture, natural resources or the humanities;
- a minimum of 10 years of postdoctoral or similar experience with considerable research experience on water, agriculture, natural resource management or humanities in developing countries;
- a demonstrable publications record, re-search impact and other acknowledgements;
- a clear understanding of development challenges, especially in relation to sustainability, poverty alleviation and food security;
- work experience in at least two of the focal regions;
- strong client orientation and commitment to demand-driven research that supports decision making and delivery of outcomes;
- a demonstrable track record of coordinating teams to deliver high-quality outputs on time and within budgets; and
- excellent communication and project management skills.
This is an internationally recruited position with a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a housing allowance, transport, education, shipping assistance, annual home leave, retirement and health insurance package. IWMI’s policy is to appoint staff initially on three-year contracts which are subject to renewal, depending on performance and the Institute’s needs.
The International Water Management Institute (www.iwmi.org) is an international, non-profit research organization dedicated to improving the management of land and water resources for food, livelihoods and the environment. IWMI is a member of CGIAR, an international consortium of agricultural research centers.
IWMI is an equal opportunity employer and is keen to further diversify its staff in terms of both gender and nationality.
Please submit your application online at: www.iwmi.org/jobs
Complete Application Form + attach your résumé + attach your letter which addresses IWMI’s requirements shown above with names and email addresses of 3 professional referees, to be contacted if you are short-listed
Your application will be acknowledged automatically within 24 hours. If not, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
19 Advocacy CoordinatorCampaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
LOCATION: Beijing, China
CLOSING DATE: 20 December 2013
The Advocacy Coordinator (AC) is responsible for supporting the program activities of TFK’s (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids) China work. He/she assists with implementation and coordination of TFK’s China Program and will coordinate a portfolio of grants to non-governmental organizations (NGO), civil society groups and governmental agencies. This position requires constant communication with partners and grantees in China and co-ordination of grantee activities with Campaign efforts and other international partner organizations. Coordination activities may include: identification and coordination of resources, technical assistance to grantees, and to Campaign activities. The China Advocacy Coordinator reports to the China Director. The position will be based in Beijing.
- Under the supervision of the China Director and in coordination with other China Team members, support the development of TFK’s China portfolio.
- Identify and work with potential grantees to develop effective advocacy grant proposals.
- Work with the TFK Grants Unit and China Director to ensure the successful implementation of grants projects in China. This may include helping to negotiate grant proposals, assessing grant proposals and plans, monitoring funded projects, organizing appropriate technical assistance and training, and assisting grantees to achieve their project goals through appropriate program design modifications.
- Support the TFK Grants Unit to assist grantees to establish and maintain sound grants management practices and to submit reports consistent with approved program work and budgets.
- Coordinate the activities of the China team and the Campaign’s International Resource Center staff to assure the provision of focused advocacy, media, research and legal support.
- Assists the China Program Assistant in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual narrative; assists in responding to other donor requests and inquiries.
- Strong program or grants management experience.
- Five (5) to seven (7) years related work experience in advocacy, international grants, global public health, public policy, media, or research, or some combination thereof.
- Demonstrated excellence in communication and in working with people from diverse cultures.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and perform effectively under pressure.
- Master’s degree with equivalent work experience in a public interest, health, or international field required.
- Experience working in China.
- Ability to travel domestically and internationally as necessary.
- Knowledge of and proficiency with a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.
- Proficiency in English, including speaking, writing, and editing skills.
- Fluency in Mandarin required; additional proficiency in Cantonese desired.
- Chinese citizen desirable
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, including salary history, and attach your resume to: email@example.com. Please reference the position code: ACCP-08 in the subject line of your email. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Or mail your information to:
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
1400 Eye Street
Washington, D.C. 20005
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity. No phone calls please. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the United States and around the world. By changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco, the Campaign works to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from second-hand smoke. A non-profit organization established in 1996, the Campaign works with a wide variety of organizational partners, including public health, medical, education, civic, corporate, youth and religious organizations. The Campaign does not accept any government or tobacco industry funding.
20 Program AdministratorPurdue University
LOCATION: West Lafayette, United States
CLOSING DATE: 14 December 2013
SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:
In collaboration with the principal investigator and associate dean, provide assistance in the day-to-day management of projects managed by International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA). Initial portfolio of projects will be to work mainly with programs related to Afghanistan. Key functions are to work with the principal investigator and associate dean to provide logistics support for on-campus and in-country’s various activities. Communicate with the various US collaborating institutions and other in-ternational departments in various activities and provide program assistance to those involved in the various programs funded by, but not limited to, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and State Department.
- BA/ BS Degree.
- Two years’ of project management experience.
- Budget management experience.
- Willing and able to travel to project countries, notably Afghanistan at least once a year.
- Cultural awareness.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Represent the University with tact and diplomacy at all times.
- Proficiency in software: MS Office
- Experience and knowledge of Purdue University policies and procedures.
- Experience with policy and procedural issues be-tween Purdue University and other partner countries.
- Demonstrated knowledge of University procedures related to sponsored programs.
- Demonstrated knowledge of applicable law, rules, and regulations of sponsors.
- A background check will be required for employment in this position.
- FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
- Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
- Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer.
To Apply: http://bit.ly/1gGgYgL
21 International Program CoordinatorFoundation for Sustainable Development
LOCATION: Regional / Global
CLOSING DATE: 1 January 2014
The International Program Coordinator (IPC), under the supervision of the Program Director (PD) of the country program Site Team and with guidance from the International Programs Officer (IPO) and Team (IPT) members in the San Francisco Office (SFO), provides necessary support to ensure the de-velopment of FSD volunteers, support to host organizations and host families and support to FSD’s Programs.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
A. Volunteer Support (approximately 40% LOE)
- Participate in placement activities, matching volunteer skills and interests with community and partner organization priorities.
- Assist volunteers in improving their skills development, project development, social and cultural adaptation through the provision of technical support, cultural insights,and direction to relevant and available resources.
- Travel regularly and extensively throughout the program area to support volunteers at their sites and in their home stays.
- Assess and address issues of communication and work relationships between host organizations and interns to facilitate development of community-driven projects and successful completion of pro-gram plans with mutual satisfaction of the intern and host organization.
- With the Site Team, identify, maintain and distribute, as appropriate, relevant educational information and materials to volunteers through orientations, workshops, weekly talks and other appropriate avenues.
- Be thoroughly versed in FSD policy and procedures and communicate and enforce policies accurately to volunteers, partner organizations, and host families.
- With Site Team and in coordination with PD, promptly support safety and security procedures and documentation.
- Document and maintain updates of all participant activities for SFO.
B. Administrative Support (approximately 25% LOE)
- Assist with and maintain Program records and files, and perform routine administrative tasks.
- Contribute to Site Team routine communications to SFO on details of the Program activity.
- Assist in the collection and analysis of data on Intern, Host Family, and Host Organization performance, and in the preparation of reports on Program development activities.
- In coordination with the PD, review Program related correspondence and ensure interested parties are kept informed.
- Provide translation support when necessary.
C. Project Planning and Support (approximately 15% LOE)
- In conjunction with the PD, develop internship and home stay opportunities following the established requirements for internship sites, housing and safety.
- Assist the PD in maintaining communication with organizations and institutions working in the field of community-based, locally-oriented, sustainable development.
- Provide support to PD in the development of community-based organizations, including supporting capacity building activities for local NGOs.
- Assist in preparation of program documentation, including: Host Organization Profiles; Pre-Departure Country Packet; Program Proposals; Program Guides;Internship Project Plan; Bi-Weekly Monday Reports to the SFO; Program Evaluations and Reports; Grant Project Evaluation and Follow Up Reports; and information on the Program for potential applicants.
D. Training (approximately 15% LOE)
- Support the development and implementation of high-quality, technical trainings for volunteers, partner organizations and host families. Trainings include, but are not limited to: strategies for cross-cultural integration, FSD program requirements, project development and management, and grant writing.
- Participate in the evaluation of each volunteer, host family and host organization as well as the assessment of the training design, and recommend improvements.
- As instructed by PD, support volunteers in the development of competitive grant proposals submitted to SFO.
E. Other Duties and Activities (5% LOE)
- Perform other related duties as assigned by the Program Director or International Programs Officer.
- Provide relevant feedback to SFO for programs strengthening.
- FSD is represented in program site locations as a technically sound, operationally efficient, professional community-based development program that brings added value to program partners and communities.
- Volunteers are supported in development of technical skills for supporting community-driven sustainable projects.
- Volunteers are provided with forums for education, knowledge exchange and reflection.
- Program documentation is well organized and maintained.
- Volunteers have viable, practicable assignments that are aligned with volunteer objectives and competency, host organization’s capacity and priorities, and the community needs and resources.
- Trainings address volunteer, partner organization and host family needs and prepare them for successful internships and family home stays. Trainings set realistic expectations, provide accurate information in a timely manner and enable volunteers with strategies and tools to manage challenges and achieve program objectives.
- Safety and security issues are addressed in a timely manner, documented and communicated to SFO.
- New partners are thoroughly prepared for work with FSD Interns and Volunteers, meeting FSD internship site, housing, and safety requirements.
- Good working relations are developed with sponsoring organizations, institutions, host families, and communities.
- All FSD policies and procedures are implemented and reinforced.
Supervision and Guidance:
The International Program Coordinator functions under the direct supervision of the Program Director and in coordination with the International Programs Officer and Executive Director.The International Program Coordinator performs many of the designated job functions with general independence. Performance Planning and Reviews will be conducted to assist in successfully meeting the objectives set out in this Position Description. Evaluation of the position will be provided on an annual basis.
- Education: A university degree in International Development, International/Regional Studies, Business or related field.
- Prior Experience: Minimum of 6 months working internationally, or within a development organization or similar experience. Experience in a leader-ship position.
- Language Proficiency: Spoken and written fluency in Spanish and English for sites in Latin America; Spoken and written fluency in English for Africa & Asia.
- Knowledge: Good working knowledge of sustain-able development and the host-country’s culture/history/current events;
- Skills and Abilities: Ability to represent FSD effectively with host organizations, host families, local officials, FSD Interns, and International Sponsors (Donors, Academic Sponsors). Capability to supervise FSD Intern job performance and provide technical assistance as needed. Ability to guide FSD Intern job performance. Counseling ability in Cross-Cultural and performance evaluation situations. Organizational and administrative skills. Excellent computer skills in word-processing and database management. Motivation and commitment to work effectively as part of an inter-cultural team. Excellent interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment under normal as well as complex and often stressful conditions. Demonstrated ability to maintain working level contacts with NGO officials and host families. Strong skills in facilitating training events.
- Special consideration will be given to applicants who have prior experience with FSD.
Instructions to Apply: Send your cover letter and resume via email with the position and your preferred site as the email subject line (example: IPC-JODHPUR). If applying to a site in Latin America, submit application in both English and Spanish. If applying to multiple sites, please list your preferences in the body of your email. Application deadline: January 1, 2014.
22 EOI: Lead the DEC Response Review to PhilippinesDisasters Emergency Committee (DEC)
CLOSING DATE: 12 December 2013
SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Call for expressions of interest to lead the review
In response to the massive destruction to Philip-pines wrought by Typhoon Haiyan the Disasters Emergency Committee [DEC] launched the Philippines Typhoon appeal on 12th November 2013 to raise funds to support the activities of its 14 members. All 14 member agencies are responding to the humanitarian situation in a range of locations across the country. In early March 2014 the DEC will coordinate a mission to Philippines to review the response.
Terms of Reference will be drawn up early in the New Year, once the agencies’ response plans have been submitted; in the meantime expressions of interest are invited from consultants interested in leading the Response Review team. The team will comprise a representative from the DEC member agencies in UK and potentially one from partners in Philippines. A member of the secretariat will also accompany the team.
We are looking for someone with: experience of leading such a team for a response review or RTE in a humanitarian crisis; a sound understanding of the context in Philippines; a broad appreciation of urban and rural response issues, linking relief and early recovery and partnerships; an understanding of the DEC and its members.
To submit an expression of interest please send 1) a current CV. 2) a covering note setting out how you meet the criteria set out above. 3) An indication of your daily rate [including all additional costs] 4) confirmation of your availability in March 2014.
Send to: Annie Devonport, Disasters Emergency Committee firstname.lastname@example.org by 12th December 2013
Based on the criteria above, a selection of consultants from those who express interest will be invited by the Secretariat to submit full proposals, including methodology.
23 Project CoordinatorEducation Development Centre, Inc.
LOCATION: Cebu, Philippines
CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2013
SUMMARY:Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) seeks one Philippines-based Project Coordinator in Cebu City, to serve as a full-time technical team member for the anticipated JPMorgan Chase Foundation-funded, Accelerating Work Achievement and Read-iness for Employment (AWARE) project. The AWARE project aims to equip youth with work readiness skills and experiences needed to gain and sustain employment through EDC's Work Ready Now! (WRN!) curriculum and course materials. WRN! is EDC’s curriculum and approach for delivering effective work readiness training to youth. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with Bangkok-based project managers and a local Curriculum Development Specialist/Workforce Development Manager to support the implementation of AWARE project activities in the Philippines.
About EDC: Founded in 1958, EDC is an international non-governmental organization that works to build bridges between educational research, policy and practice. EDC’s headquarters is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, with additional offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Nairobi, and Bangkok. EDC has over 350 projects in 35 countries with approximately 1700 employees worldwide.
- Provide technical assistance to local partner Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools
- Support and monitor delivery of the WRN! training at partner TVET schools in Cebu in conjunction with EDC's Curriculum Development Specialist/Workforce Development Manager
- Develop and implement strategies for strengthening collaborative partnership networks in Cebu, including three TVET schools in Cebu, employers, and local government counterparts with respect to "work-based learning" program formation and capacity building for TVET teachers
- Manage Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and Contracts that define roles and expectations between partners TVET schools and local employers in Cebu
- Assist with identifying and preparing employers for the work-based learning project component in conjunction with TVET schools and EDC's Curriculum Development Specialist/Workforce Development Manager
- Monitor and evaluate the work readiness trainings and work-based learning components with three TVET schools in Cebu
- In conjunction with EDC's Curriculum Development Specialist/Workforce Development Manager, prepare periodic progress reports and annual reports showing achievements against set targets
- Participate in inter-agency coordination meetings, and special activities or events as appropriate
- Participate in internal administrative and operational meetings, as required
- Facilitate arrangements for organizing meetings, trainings and workshops
- Perform other duties as may be assigned
- University degree, preferably in communications, social sciences, international relations, development studies, or business management
- At least 3 years work experience, preferably in an NGO, international organization or business
- Demonstrates understanding of international development, vocational training, workforce development, and technology and entrepreneurship for micro-enterprises, that are specific to the Philippines and in Asia
- Experience and/or training in career guidance and counselling or human resources management desired
- Experience working with youth and teaching or facilitating experience desired
- Computer literacy, preferably including data-base applications and knowledge of website management
- Excellent communication and report writing skills, experience in proposal writing is an advantage
- Strong interpersonal communications, negotiation, presentations skills and experience working in a multi-cultural environment
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to work on multi-tasks and to meet deadlines
- Fluent in Filipino and English
Application Instructions: This is a local hire position and is open to Philippine citizens and non-citizens with valid work authorization. A competitive benefits package and salary will be provided in local currency. This is a full-time position for 12 months with the possibility of extension based on availability of funding.
Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to email@example.com before 31 December 2013, referring to this advertisement. All candidates are kindly requested to specify their availability date in their cover letter. Please insert “AWARE Cebu Project Coordinator” in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
24 Inter-Governmental Public Finance Adviser (International)Second Local Governance Support Project (LGSP-II)
LOCATION: Dhaka, Bangladesh
CLOSING DATE: 12 December 2013
SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh has received a credit (IDA Credit No. 5019-BD) from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of Second Local Governance Support Project (LGSP-II) and intends to apply a part of the proceeds to cover eligible payments under the contract for providing consultancy services by hiring an Inter-Governmental Public Finance Adviser for the project as an individual inter-national consultant.
The scope of work includes but not limited to: Working under the direct supervision of the Na-tional Project Director and Deputy Secretary/Joint Secretary, LGD responsible for fiscal transfers and in collaboration with national consultants employed through LGSP II, the international adviser on inter-governmental public finance will be expected to undertake the following tasks:
(i) Technical support for Component 1 (fiscal transfers) of LGSP II, which will include (but not be limited to): (a) Reviewing and fine-tuning the allocation formula for BBGs and PBGs; (b) Providing advice so as to ensure the predictability, transparency and timeliness of BBG/PBG disbursements; (c) Review-ing and fine-tuning fund flow arrangements for Component 1; (d) Developing and fine-tuning the UP performance assessment methodology (performance indicators, scoring, assessment process, results analysis, etc.).
(ii) Technical support for LGD's Medium Term Budgetary Framework (MTBF)- with respect to fiscal transfers to all local governments (City Corporations, Pourashavas, Upazilas, UPs) in Bangladesh, the international adviser will provide LGD with technical support in developing, updating and operationalizing its MTBF.
(iii) Technical assistance for institutional reforms, which will include (but not be limited to): (a) Advising LGD on institutional arrangements for a dedicated fiscal transfers unit within the existing institutional structure of the LGD; (b) Drafting Terms of Reference for members of the fiscal transfers unit; (c) Drafting annual work plans for the fiscal transfers unit; (d) Providing support for the functioning of the fiscal transfers unit.
(iv) Analytical work on inter-governmental fiscal relations and policy, which will involve overseeing, supervising and conducting analytical work on a range of issues linked to inter-governmental fiscal relations in general and UPs in particular, including: (a) Reviews and assessments of current inter-governmental fiscal transfers to all levels of Bangladesh's local government system; (b) Reviews of cur-rent sector financing arrangements at the sub-national level; (c) Reviews of expenditure and revenue assignments for local governments; (d) Analysis of local government own-source revenues.
(v) Technical assistance for the design and management of inter-governmental fiscal transfer systems, which will involve the provision of advisory services to LGD in order to establish a coherent system of inter-governmental fiscal transfers for all levels of local government in general and UPs in particular. Among others, the following issues will be covered: (a) The size of the overall funding pool (vertical gap); (b) Formulae for determining allocations (both discretionary and earmarked) among lo-cal governments (horizontal gap); (c) Performance-based incentives; (d) Fund flow mechanisms; (e) Monitoring and reporting arrangements. In addition, the international adviser will be expected to provide LGD with other technical inputs as required.
Details are provided in the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the assignment.
* At least a post-graduate degree in Public Finance, Public Policy, Economics or related discipline;
* At least 15 years of relevant experience working on fiscal decentralization and/ or inter-governmental fiscal issues with at least 7 years experience in the context of developing countries;
* Proven track record of successfully working with national and / or sub-national governments in developing countries in an advisory capacity;
* Fluent spoken and written English;
The Local Government Division now invites eligible Applicants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Applicants are invited to provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (complete CV with copies of relevant certificates and expected remuneration).
The Consultant will be selected using the Selection of Individual Consultant method in accordance with the World Bank Guidelines on "Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011". It is expected that the services will be commenced on October, 2012 and shall be completed on June, 2016 at the office of the undersigned. The Duration of the assignment will be as follows:
In total, and over a four year period, the international adviser will provide 300 working days of services. Indicatively, these will be distributed as follows:
Year 1 – 90 days (75 days in-country, 15 days from home base)
Year 2 – 90 days (75 days in-country, 15 days from home base)
Year 3 – 60 days (50 days in-country, 10 days from home base)
Year 4 – 60 days (50 days in-country, 10 days from home base)
The precise timing of any missions to Bangladesh will be discussed and agreed with LGD. The international adviser will be provided with an initial contract for 180 days of inputs, which will be extended to 300 days subject to performance.
Interested Applicants may obtain the Terms of Reference (TOR) upon request from the address provided below either by e-mail or in person during the office hours. The TOR is also available at the LGD website (http://www.lgd.gov.bd).
Expression of Interest (EOI) must be submitted by the applicant on or before 12 December 2013 either in a sealed envelope delivered to or through e-mail sent to the undersigned and be clearly marked "Expression of Interest for Inter-Governmental Public Finance Adviser".
The Procuring entity reserves the right to accept or reject any or all EOI's received without assigning any reason thereof.
(K M Mozammel Hoq)
Additional Secretary, LGD
and National Project Director
Second Local Governance Support Project (LGSP-II)
Room No. 625, Building No. 7
Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka-1000
Tel: +88 02 9558727
Fax: +88 02 9558727
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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