MAKING POLICY WORK

Domestic and international policy-related career opportunities

Issue No. 152 - 16 July 2014

DOMESTIC OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment Register
    Torres Strait Regional Authority
    (Public sector /Thursday Island)
  2. 2014 Temporary Employment Register
    Attorney-General's Department
    (Private sector/Various)
  3. ACMA Temporary Register
    Australian Communications and Media Authority
    (Public sector/Various)
  4. Non-ongoing Temporary Employment Register
    Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal
    (Public sector/Melbourne or Sydney)
  5. Communications Officer (Research and Policy)
    Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation
    (Private sector/Perth)
  6. Senior Policy Adviser
    Department of Premier & Cabinet
    (Public sector/Melbourne)
  1. Policy Officer - Land Use
    Logan City Council
    (Public sector/Brisbane)
  2. Senior Policy Officer
    Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association
    (Public sector/Canberra)
  3. Policy Officer (Graduate)
    Royal Australasian College of Physicians
    (Private sector/Sydney)
  4. Policy and Research Analyst
    Australian Academy of the Humanities
    (Public sector/Canberra)
  5. Policy and Projects Officer
    NSW HMMS State Council
    (Public sector/Sydney)
  6. General Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment Register
    Department of Human Services
    (Public sector/Sydney)

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Communications Intern (Volunteer)
    Malaria No More (UK)
    (NGO sector/London, UK)
  2. Finance Assistant
    United Nations University (UNU)
    (NGO sector/Malaysia)
  3. Head of Public Sector Integrity Programme
    Transparency International
    (NGO sector/Berlin, Germany)
  4. Administrative Assistant, Refugee Representation
    Human Rights First
    (NGO sector/ Washington, DC, USA)
  5. Policy Advisor, Governance and Security
    UN Women
    (NGO sector/Bangkok)
  6. Regional Campaign Consultant
    UN Women
    (NGO sector/Bangkok)
  1. CSO Engagement Associate
    Fair Labor Association
    (NGO sector/Bangladesh)
  2. Programme Support Assistant
    United Nations University
    (NGO sector/Dresden, Germany)
  3. Program Coordinator
    International Youth Foundation
    (NGO sector/Jordan)
  4. Internship/Traineeship Multilateral
    Diplomacy Programme UNITAR
    (NGO sector/Switzerland)
  5. Senior Programme Officer
    United Nations Relief And Works Agency
    (NGO sector/Jordan)
  6. Development Director
    Architecture for Humanity
    (NGO sector/Dresden, Germany)

DOMESTIC OPPORTUNITIES

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

LOCATION: Thursday Island, QLD

SALARY: $41,914 - $128,875

CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2015

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

SELECTION CRITERIA:

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

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

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

Notes

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

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

APPLICATIONS:

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


2 2014 Temporary Employment Register
Attorney-General's Department

LOCATION: Canberra, ACT

SALARY: $43,957 - $131,869

CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

Notes

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

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

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

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


3 The ACMA Temporary Register
Australian Communications and Media Authority

LOCATION: Various

SALARY: $55,713 - $133,747

CLOSING DATE: 10 October 2014

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SUMMARY:

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

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

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

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

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

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

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW or Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: $55,911 - $119,577

CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

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

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

SELECTION CRITERIA:

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

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

APPLICATIONS:

Please click here to apply online.


5 Communications Officer (Research and Policy)
Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation

LOCATION: Perth, WA

SALARY: $60,000 to $70,000

CLOSING DATE: 18 July 2014

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SUMMARY:

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) is the Native Title Representative Body for Pilbara, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia and provides a range of professional services to the Traditional Owners of these regions. YMAC represents 24 different groups, all with their own culture, language, and traditions. YMAC's representative area covers over 1 million square kilometres. YMAC provides anthropological and archaeological research and heritage service provision on behalf of claimants for the purposes of Native Title and heritage protection and undertakes one of the largest heritage survey programs in Australia.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) is currently seeking a full time (75 hours per fortnight) Communications Officer (Research & Policy) to join the team in our Perth office. Your duties will include:

Research and summaries of key issues

Preparing correspondence and governments sub-missions.

Briefing notes and reports to senior management and our Board of Directors.

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

Ideally you will have relevant background in law, public affairs or government. Working knowledge of the native title system. Excellent communications skills both written, interpersonal and oral.

The successful candidates will be rewarded with an excellent remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus salary sacrifice options. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative and supportive team that is dedicated to protecting the rights of Traditional Owners and their country.

Applications for this position close on the Friday 18 July 2014.

To apply for the position and obtain a Job Description please visit our website www.ymac.org.au , or contact Human Resources on (08) 9268 7000 or email jobs@ymac.org.au.


6 Senior Policy Adviser
Department of Premier & Cabinet

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: $$83,749 - $101,330

CLOSING DATE: 21 July 2014

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SUMMARY:

The Infrastructure and Planning Branch of the Department of Premier and Cabinet is looking for multiple smart and enthusiastic Grade 5 Senior Policy Advisers. Our Branch is broadly responsible for advising the Premier on policy proposals and major projects in the portfolios of the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. We are a team of 15 to 20 with a flexible structure that seeks to get the best work from of all of our team members, while giving all members the broadest possible opportunity to do the work that is most meaningful to them.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The work will vary from day to day, but will include:

  • complex research and analysis of current and potential government policy;
  • relationship management with other branches, other departments and non-Government organisations;
  • correspondence on sensitive issues for the signature of the Premier and Secretary, and any supporting analysis; and
  • continuous improvement of the culture, processes and performance of the Branch and the Department.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Competitive candidates will demonstrate:

  • composure under pressure;
  • experience working through complex policy issues; and
  • interpersonal communication and writing skills.

These roles are an opportunity to build on these skills and to get an inside view of how policy is made and how Victoria delivers its infrastructure.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications including a statement addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description are to be submitted online by selecting the ‘Apply Now' button here.

Other relevant information:

For further information regarding the Department of Premier and Cabinet, please visit our website at www.dpc.vic.gov.au

For any addition enquiries regarding the position please phone the contact on the position description. If you experience difficulties in applying online, please contact HR Shared Services on 1800 039 411.

The Department values the contribution of all employees and fair and equitable treatment of all people is integral to all activities. As such the Department offers Reasonable Adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.


7 Policy Officer - Land Use
Logan City Council

LOCATION: Brisbane, QLD

SALARY: $54,000 - $77,000

CLOSING DATE: 16 July 2014

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SUMMARY:

Logan City is Australia's fifth largest local government area and is one of the most dynamic young cities in Australia. Enviably positioned only 20 minutes from Brisbane and 30 minutes from the Gold Coast. Logan City Council offers a work environment and lifestyle that is rare in South-East Queensland. Our 1,600 staff take pride in offering outstanding service to our community through innovative and operational-focused solutions.

Council's Growth Management and Urban Design Branch are currently seeking the services of a professional and experienced Policy Officer - land use to join a diverse team of strategic planners, urban designers and infrastructure planners.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

In this role you will have a major contribution to Council by being heavily involved in the development and implementation of strategic planning policies and projects. On a daily basis you will be providing input towards a variety of policies and projects such as the new Logan Planning Scheme, local area plans and the implementation of master plans. A key aspect of this role will also involve participation and contribution to the positive team based culture.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

The ideal candidate will hold a relevant degree qualification and have a working knowledge relevant to the position. This role will consider a variety of experience to match in with the team, it is imperative to have high level written and oral communication skills while being able to positively contribute to the team. You will also have well developed computer skills relevant to the position.

The successful applicant will thrive in a challenging role with an organisation that values professional contribution and personal wellbeing. Logan City Council actively encourages a healthy work environment through its Team Top Health Program, as well as personal and professional development, study assistance and a tangible focus on creating a great place to work.

APPLICATIONS:

If viewing on Seek, the position description can be found under the vacancy on the Logan City Council Careers site. If you require more information about the role, please contact Anthony Jones on (07) 3412 4378. Applications Close: 5 pm, 15 July 2014, with proposed interview dates from Wednesday 23 July 2014.

Find out more about Council's streamlined application process here.

Applications via recruitment agencies will not be received.


8 Senior Policy Officer
Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: $85,000 - $95,000

CLOSING DATE: 11 July 2014

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SUMMARY:

AIDA is the nation’s peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors and medical students, and advocates for improvements in Indigenous health in Australia. We are working towards improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, reaching parity of Indigenous health professionals across the entire health sector and creating a health system that is culturally safe, high quality, reflective of need, and respects and integrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural values.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This position will form part of AIDA’s Policy and Programs team and requires:

  • A strong commitment to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • Experience with policy and project work;
  • Proven ability as an effective communicator; and
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a changing and challenging environment

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

If you have excellent written and verbal skills, proven ability to work within a small and dynamic team, then we would like to hear from you.

The AIDA Secretariat is based at Old Parliament House, Canberra, ACT

As an Indigenous organisation we strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position.

If you would like to discuss this position please do not hesitate to contact Ms Sam Crossman on (02) 6273 5013 or via email at samc@aida.org.au

Duty Statements & Selection Criteria can be found at http://www.aida.org.au/positionsvacant.aspx

Applications marked “Confidential” should be ad-dressed to:
     Ms Susan Granger
     PO Box 3497
     MANUKA ACT 2603
     or by email to: susan@aida.org.au
      by Close of Business Friday 11th July 2014


9 Policy Officer (Graduate)
Royal Australasian College of Physicians

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: $85,000 - $95,000

CLOSING DATE: 16 July 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The College’s Policy and Advocacy Unit provides policy advice to enable the College to engage in health policy debate as it affects the Fellowship and trainees, and to influence health policy in Australia and New Zealand. You will support this program through research, evaluation, development and implementation of policy and projects related to health issues and systems.

The Policy Officer will provide support to the Divi-sions, Faculties and Chapters, in particular the Paediatric and Child Health Division and the Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare correspondence and briefs to in-form decision making;
  • Remain well informed in relation to relevant policy issues and developments;
  • Engage with College bodies including Divisions, Faculties and Chapters on defined policy issues;
  • Support Senior Policy Officers on major projects as required;
  • Assist with the preparation of submissions, reports, applications and other documentation; and
  • Administrative tasks as required to sup-port the Policy & Advocacy team.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

This position could suit a fairly recent graduate, and our ideal person will have relevant tertiary qualifications in health or a related discipline and will also possess:

  1. Skills in preparing policy documents and briefing papers;
  2. Policy research skills including the ability to assess and critically evaluate evidence in the Australian and New Zealand health policy context;
  3. Strong stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills; and
  4. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

APPLICATIONS:

In return for your commitment the College offers you the chance to join a prestigious international organisation. As an educational body, the College encourages its employees to continue their education through our professional development funds and internal training opportunities. Employees of the College also receive access to a range of benefits, including additional paid leave between Christmas and New Year and exclusive employee discounts.

To apply, please send your resume and a short cover letter addressing the dot points under “The Successful Candidate” by 18 July 2014

For any further information please call Stephanie Handel on 02 9256 5488


10 Policy and Research Officer
Australian Academy of the Humanities

LOCATION: Canberra, ACT

SALARY: $88,692 – $95,074

CLOSING DATE: 24 July 2014

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SUMMARY:

The Australian Academy of the Humanities was established in 1969 as an independent body to ad-vance scholarship in the humanities in Australia, to promote understanding of the humanities in the Australian community, and to act as an advisory body to governments, industry, the media and the public on matters concerning the humanities. One of Australia's four Learned Academies, it currently comprises over 550 of the leading scholars and practitioners in the humanities and allied fields. It runs projects and programmes to promote excellence and interest in the humanities, and maintains links with similar bodies abroad. It is supported by a small Secretariat located on the ANU campus in Canberra. More information on the Academy and its activities can be found at www.humanities.org.au

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Responsibilities include:

Making a high level contribution to the Academy's research, policy formulation and advocacy roles by providing advice, research and analysis on a range of national and international policy areas of interest to the Academy.

Developing high quality written material including responses to government reviews and inquiries, Council briefings and meeting papers, Academy projects, reports and correspondence, and other communications as directed.

Contributing to research projects of strategic interest to the Academy, including responsibility for reporting to external funding sources, and arranging stakeholder consultations.

Experience in the higher education policy and re-search, including international research policy is desirable.

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

To apply please provide a brief CV and a covering letter addressing the Selection Criteria.

Applications close 24 July 2014.

For the selection documentation, please telephone or email:
     T: (02) 6125 9860
     E: enquiries@humanities.org.au

The Australian Academy of the Humanities is an equal employment opportunity employer.


11 Policy and Projects Officer
NSW HMMS State Council

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: $66-68k

CLOSING DATE: 16 July 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

A new opportunity has arisen for a Policy and Projects Officer to join our team at Home Modifications Australia (MOD.A).

MOD.A promotes the efficacy of home modifications in achieving independence for people with disability and in the provision of wellness and re-ablement for older people. We provide advice and information to Home Modification Services and deliver training and education.

We require a dynamic and motivated individual to assist with implementing a new project to improve the information provided to people on the benefits of home modifications and how they are done to individual specifications and to a high standard. Reporting directly to the Senior Policy and Projects Officer, you will undertake research projects and actively contribute to our policy and position statements, particularly in the context of the current re-forms in aged care and disability services.

Our ideal candidate will have experience conducting research or working on research projects in the community and human services sector and is committed to the provision of quality services that assist people to live in their home for as long as possible.

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

For a position description and details on how to apply for the role, please contact info@nswhmms.org, or call (02) 9281 2680.


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

LOCATION: Various

SALARY: $45,263 - $132,809

CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

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

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

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

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

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

Notes

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

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

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


INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

13 Communications Assistant
Malaria No More (UK)

LOCATION: London, UK

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 29 July 2014

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SUMMARY:

We exist to make malaria no more. We use stories to inspire the public to rally behind the fight; encourage the UK government to lead the charge and fund innovative, impactful programmes to save lives in Africa. This is one disease we really can beat – you can help make malaria no more in your lifetime.

We are looking for a bright, motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our small and dynamic team (the charity has 10 members of staff) to support our digital and communications activity. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to gain experience in, and understanding of, this area of work within an international development charity.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

During your internship you could spend your time:

Updating & conversing on social media platforms, including sourcing and creating content Working with the Digital & Projects Manager to monitor, evaluate, research and develop our digital activity

Assist in compiling and managing press lists

Support the comms team with writing and participating in ideas generation activities Supporting all team members in our small busy office as needed

SELECTION CRITERIA:

The skills and experience we are looking for

  • Motivation and enthusiasm for working in a communications role in a charity
  • An interest in malaria and/or international development
  • Conversant in, and enthusiastic about, using social media platforms, ideally in a workplace or volunteer role
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; be able to articulate clearly verbally and in writing
  • Able to conduct research using a range of different media, and a willingness to learn new systems
  • You must know how to use Microsoft Office pro-grammes, in particular Word and Excel
  • Motivated, pro-active, well organised, reliable and willing to work flexibly to meet the needs of the charity

What you can gain from the role

  • Specific experience in communications and using social media platforms
  • A chance to develop your research and communications skills in the workplace
  • As we are a small tight-knit team you will gain an insight into all of the charity’s main areas of activity
  • The opportunity to play a role in the global movement to help end malaria deaths

APPLICATIONS:

Click here to apply online.


14 Finance Assistant
United Nations University (UNU)

LOCATION: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 21 July 2014

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SUMMARY:

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

We are looking for outstanding individuals with strong commitment to customer service and the potential to bring a significant contribution to the worldwide expansion of UNU’s operations.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Finance Officer, the main duties and responsibilities of the Finance Assistant include the following:

  • Verify and assist in the preparation of sup-porting documents of vouchers and/or journals;
  • Assist in extracting information and generating information from the ERP financial system, per-form preliminary analysis of the extracted information generated and highlight areas of concern;
  • Prepare monthly schedules and routine re-ports for both financial and management reporting;
  • Respond to routine inquiries and information requests, including drafting routine written responses, as required;
  • Create projects in the ERP financial system, prepare budget revisions, revise project awards and update project status;
  • Assist with the preparation of budgetary analysis and reports to monitor the financial situation of projects in the financial system;
  • Support the IPSAS implementation team in the coordination and preparation of IPSAS project plan and monitoring report;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Minimum diploma/advanced diploma in Finance or equivalent field of study;
  • At least two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in a related area;
  • Good Excel spreadsheet skills and experience in handling ERP systems;
  • Fluency in both oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an asset;
  • Result-oriented, self-motivated and “hands-on” with the ability to prioritize work and multi-task;
  • Proven interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

APPLICATIONS:

Interested applicants should submit their applications, preferably by email (to finasst.psa@unu.edu), and must include the following:

  • a cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position;
  • 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 (2014/UNU/HQ/FIN/PSA/FA/42).

15 Head of Public Sector Integrity Programme
Transparency International

LOCATION: Berlin, Germany

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 31 July 2014

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SUMMARY:

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

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

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

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

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

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

SELECTION CRITERIA:

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

APPLICATIONS:

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

Deadline for applications is July 31st 2014.

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


16 Administrative Assistant, Refugee Representation
Human Rights First

LOCATION: Washington, DC, United States

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 20 July 2014

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SUMMARY:

Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. Over its 35-year history, Human Rights First has earned a reputation for pragmatic, results-oriented advocacy that is politically astute, grounded in facts, and driven by sophisticated legal and policy analysis. Human Rights First is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a track record of success in delivering change that has made a meaningful difference in people’s lives.

The organization is led by President and CEO Elisa Massimino. A lawyer and activist with more than two decades of experience in the field, Massimino has been recognized as one of the top 20 public advocates in the country. Massimino leads a team of more than 70 talented and committed activists based in New York City and Washington, D.C

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  • Assist in managing the administrative/clerical needs of the of the refugee representation work:
  • Data entry, updating, maintenance, and retrieval, including the entry of new cases and con-tacts into the database, and coordinating with relevant staff on database and technology issues;
  • Maintain and organize files, including legal representation files, legal publications, training materials, etc., and coordinate the case closure process;
  • Coordinate meetings, trainings, and relevant events, including scheduling, compiling agendas, materials, etc.;
  • Assist in responding to requests for assistance and other communication;
  • Assist with the administrative elements of hosting interns;
  • Conduct research, as assigned;
  • Assist with maintenance and reporting of relevant statistics and facts, including foundation re-porting and other communications.
  • Other duties as requested based on department and/or organizational need.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • A bachelor’s degree preferred and at least one year of working experience in a related field;
  • Demonstrated interest in human rights issues, informed interest in asylum and/or refugee issues strongly preferred;
  • Strong written and oral communication, re-search, and analytical skills;
  • Excellent organization skills, including the ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously, work under pressure, and meet deadlines;
  • Capacity to take initiative, prioritize duties, and work independently while functioning as a member of a team;
  • Ability to communicate patiently, respectfully and empathically with individuals from a variety of backgrounds;
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of database, word processing, and spreadsheet applications;
  • Good judgment and attention to detail;
  • Fluency in a relevant language, particularly Spanish, French, Amharic, Kinyarwanda , or Arabic is welcome.

APPLICATIONS:

Please complete the online application found at our website www.humanrightsfirst.org under ABOUT US / JOB OPPORTUNITIES links.

You will be requested to provide:

  • Resume (upload)
  • Cover letter (secondary upload*)
  • Names and contact details for three (3) refer-ences (enter online)

*After completing the initial application and uploading your resume, please select VIEW PROFILE and UPLOAD ATTACHMENT to upload additional documents. You can also log into your profile from the top of the Job Opportunities page. When logged into your profile, you can upload cover letter and any other relevant documents by selecting UPLOAD ATTACHMENT at the top of the page.

Applicants will receive a confirmation email with their username and password once they’ve created a profile. Please keep this information to access your application and make changes at any time. Only selected applicants will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington DC. We build respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence.

Human Rights First is committed to recruiting, retaining, developing, and promoting staff across all programs and departments from a diversity of backgrounds, including members of racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTI people, people with disabilities, people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, people of all nationalities, and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. We believe that a diverse staff and an inclusive work environment that welcomes a range of perspectives help make our advocacy work stronger and more effective.


17 Policy Advisor, Governance and Security
UN Women

LOCATION: Bangkok, Thailand

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 16 July 2014

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SUMMARY:

Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations (UN) System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender main-streaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leader-ship in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil soci-ety and other relevant actors.

The scope of work of the Governance and Security Adviser in the UN Women Regional Center for Asia and the Pacific requires experience and in-depth understanding of gender equality, women’s political participation, democratization and peace and security issues, to translate UN Women's strategic plans in the area of Governance/Political Participation and Peace and Security into effective pro-grammes and results. It also requires developing mutually reinforcing partnerships with relevant Government counterparts, UN organizations, and CSOs.

Under the supervision of the Regional Director, the Governance and Security Adviser based at the Regional Center in Bangkok is expected to engage proactively with local and regional women leaders and UN Entities (including relevant Divisions, Sections, and Country Offices within UN Women) to ensure gender issues are addressed on efforts related to political participation processes, peace-making, peacekeeping and peace building, such as formal mediation processes with UN’s involvement, transitional justice mechanisms set at the country level, security sector reform processes, among others relevant in the region.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under the supervision of the Regional Director, and in consultation and ongoing dialogue with relevant Divisions and Sections in UN Women HQ and Country Representatives in the Region, the Adviser is responsible for the following key functions:

Analysis and monitoring of trends, opportunities and challenges:

  • Provide policy recommendations, strategic advice and proposed courses of action to the Regional Di-rector and Country Representatives;
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of regional developments in political participation, governance and peace and security and events and integrate information and analysis in support of policy development, analysis, outreach and advocacy;
  • Prepare analytical reports, briefing notes, back-ground papers, summaries, talking points and others as required by senior management;
  • Establish and maintain close working contacts with key national, regional and local stakeholders from Government, Civil Society, Regional Organizations and other relevant international actors to build up and strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships on women, peace and security issues and initiatives;
  • Represent UN Women at inter-governmental and regional meetings on political participation, governance and peace and security issues in the region, as requested by the Regional Director;
  • Work closely with colleagues of UN Women's Peace and Security and Leadership and Governance Sections and the Policy Division to identify promising practices, technical expertise, and strategic opportunities for addressing women’s empowerment and gender issues in the area of peace and security;
  • Engage in regional post-2015 discussions dealing with governance, conflict and personal security.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Education:

  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in social sciences, international development or related field.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years progressively responsible experience in the area of women, peace and security, preferably with 5 years field experience in the Asia Pacific region;
  • Experience working in large multicultural development agencies a distinct advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and oral English is essential.

APPLICATIONS:

  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment.;
  • Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

Candidates are encouraged to submit the application electronically along with an uploaded resume at https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?cur_job_id=47741


18 Regional Campaign Consultant
UN Women

LOCATION: Bangkok, Thailand

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 10 July 2014

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SUMMARY:

UN Women is implementing the global “Beijing+20: Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture it!” campaign in the context of the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women (1995), held in Beijing where the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) was adopted. The Beijing +20 campaign was launched on May 22, 2014 and will gradually build momentum into 2015. The campaign will engage a wide range of constituencies on the Beijing Conference’s overall theme of women’s empowerment and gender equality and its 12 critical areas of concern. The campaign will be punctuated by a large-scale celebration in March 2015 during the Commission on the Status of Women and culminate in a high-level event at the UN General Assembly in September 2015. More infor-mation on the campaign can be found at beijing20.unwomen.org

In this regard, the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is seeking to engage a broad range of stakeholders in the region - including governments, CSOs, the private sector, International Organizations, UN agencies and the media - to re-connect, regenerate commitment, charge up political will and mobilize the public through a series of campaign activities and outreach, including through conventional and social media platforms.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Communications Specialist, with matrix supervision by the Regional Strategic Planning and Coordination Specialist, the consultant will be responsible for the coordination, planning and execution of the region-al component of the campaign. The duties include:

Communications and coordination support to en-sure effective implementation of the campaign (timeline of deliverables, 01 August 2014 – 01 May 2015)

  • Establish and coordinate routine internal and intra-agency communication and sustain strong commitment on the implementation of the campaign
  • Develop and sustain close collaboration with the global and country campaign to strengthen messaging and outreach in the region and ensure consistency of messaging between global, regional and country-level campaigns;
  • Provide substantive inputs into global events, re-ports and other results; and strengthen information-sharing and learning across countries in the region
  • Coordinate the development and execution of key activities to be achieved, ensure synergies with other initiatives, partners involved, seeking and incorporating inputs from concerned stakeholders and ensuring alignment of campaign messaging
  • Support liaison with administrative and support staff for the contracting of goods and services need-ed to implement the campaign
  • Liaise and consult with UN Women and inter-agency colleagues, in particular those working in the areas of communications (UN Communications Group), as well as leading practitioners from civil society and other stakeholders, to achieve the above and related tasks.
  • Prepare campaign-related reports, concept notes, presentations, guidance materials, fact-sheets and other tools
  • Support campaign related events including the planning and logistics for the event, invitations and post event follow ups.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Education: Master's degree or equivalent in Communications or related field.

  • Experience with writing short, captivating texts for a variety of audiences.
  • Proven experience in implementing and coordinating campaigns and outreach activities.
  • Have strong skills and good judgment for tracking and monitoring media, key message development, strategic positioning, advocacy and community and issue engagement.
  • Substantive knowledge in gender issues and familiarity with the Asia-Pacific region preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience, preferably from the UN System, international organizations or NGOs.

APPLICATIONS:

Candidates are requested to send their cover letter, CV’s and an indication of their daily fees to hr.bangkok@unwomen.org by close of business (Bangkok time) July 10th 2014. Please use ‘Consultant B+20 Campaign’ as the subject heading of your application. To be considered for this contract, kindly submit your expression of interest along with your P11 form http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment/) and an indication of you expected monthly remuneration. Payment will be on a monthly lumpsum basis.


19 CSO Engagement Associate, South Asia
Fair Labor Association

LOCATION: Washington, DC, United States

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 1 August 2014

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SUMMARY:

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

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

SELECTION CRITERIA:

KEY SKILLS/ABILITIES

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

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

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

APPLICATIONS:

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

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

Fair Labor Association

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


20 Programme Support Assistant
United Nations University (UNU)

LOCATION: Dresden, Germany

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 20 July 2014

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SUMMARY:

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.

United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)

The mission of UNU-FLORES is to contribute to the development of integrated and sustainable management strategies for the use of water, soil and waste resources, in particular in developing and emerging countries, in scientific, educational, managerial, technological and institutional terms. Potential issues of focus include urban water management, nutrient cycles and budgets, methods for reclamation and rehabilitation of degraded sites, site-specific river-basin-scale water management; inter-action of land use management and water inventory under differing climate conditions, and efficient site-adapted waste management strategies, among others. The Institute will develop innovative concepts for target- and region-specific knowledge transfer as well as appropriate methodologies and approaches for postgraduate and professional education. The Institute is located in Dresden, Federal Republic of Germany.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under the authority of the Director of UNU-FLORES and direct supervision of the Manager, Office of the Director, and Academic Officers, the Programme Support Assistant is embedded in the Office of the Director providing programmatic and logistical support to the academic units. The successful candidate shall carry out the following tasks:

  1. Doctoral and educational programme and support
    • Support the overall management of the joint doctoral programme;
    • Support the drafting of materials for the web-site on the doctoral and other educational pro-grammes;
    • Provide support with general correspondence and queries of the doctoral programme;
    • Provide administrative support to other educational programmes as assigned;
    • Conduct other tasks assigned on the doctoral programme.
  2. Support for the organization of conferences, meetings and workshops
    DNC support
    • Organize the meetings of the steering, scientific and organizing committees;
    • Contribute to the preparation of respective documents and minutes for these meetings, as re-quired;
    • Communicate with the participants, and pro-vide information on the logistics and programme of the DNC;
    • Keep track of submissions and registrations and their further documentation;
    • Update the content of the conference homepage and the conference management system;
    • Conduct other tasks that are related to the organization of the DNC. Other logistical support
    • Provide support for organizing internal and external meetings, possibly involving high-ranking officials;
    • Provide logistical support to the workshops and meetings organized by the academic units, including drafting invitation letters, note verbales, arrangement of accommodation, transport, meeting rooms, preparation of the group duty travel plans as well as other meeting- and travel- related tasks;
    • Preparing reference folders, collecting, dis-tributing and archiving documents and background papers.
  3. Provide general and programmatic support to the academic units
    • Research, compile, analyse, summarize, and present information/data on specific topic/projects when required;
    • Act as requisitioner for the academic needs, e.g., procurement and travel and their follow-ups;
    • Track documents that are being edited or need regular revisions;
    • Provide support with correspondences when required;
    • Assist with preparation of PowerPoint presentations;
    • Take notes and prepare minutes of meetings when required;
    • Update the Institute’s calendar based on the activities of the academic units;
    • Support the dissemination of information;
    • Maintain all files or records (filing system) on various matters and the reference files of various subjects, and register, index and route incoming correspondence and other materials related to the academic programmes and the institute.
  4. Other
    • Assist in the other administrative tasks concerning the academic units and the institute;
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor or required by the institute.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • First-level university degree (bachelor’s or equivalent) in business administration, political science, economics, public policy, public administration, law, education or other related field;
  • Minimum one (1) year of professional work experience in a programme/office support function;
  • Proficiency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN language would be an asset; knowledge of German would be desirable; knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset;
  • Ability to work within agreed timelines;
  • A good team player with strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Knowledge of the UN or other international organizations would be an asset.

APPLICATIONS:

Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (to hrflores@unu.edu), 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 (down-load 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
  • the email subject must comply with the format:

Last Name_First Name_RA_2014/UNU/FLORES/PSA/PSA/45.

A written test may be required to screen the writing ability of the candidates.


21 Program Coordinator, BADIR
International Youth Foundation (IYF)

LOCATION: Jordan

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 28 July 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 em-powering youth to be healthy, productive, and en-gaged 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

With funding from The Starbucks Foundation, the International Youth Foundation (IYF) is implementing BADIR, an innovative program designed to equip young Jordanian leaders with the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to strengthen and scale up their social change projects. Offered in both Arabic and English, the program will provide the young leaders with social innovation skills and management training to help them strengthen and expand their projects. Through the program’s Innovation Fund, participants will be eligible to receive a monetary award. The intent of the program is to strengthen the youth leadership sector in Jordan through investment in young leaders who are creating significant impact in their communities.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support BADIR recruitment and selection processes including: receipt of applications, coordination of judging process, and communications with newly-selected Fellows.
  • Responsible for all logistical details related to BADIR’s bi-annual training retreats and other events, including: invitations, travel arrangements, consultant agreements, hotel and meeting space, meals, follow-up and reimbursement.
  • Responsible collection and processing of all BADIR program awards documents and contracts to ensure timely receipt, approval, processing and payment.
  • Maintain and contribute relevant content for electronic and virtual communications vehicles such as: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, GoToWebinar, BADIR website and blog.
  • Work closely with BADIR fellows to capture learnings, trends and challenges of the youth social entrepreneurship sector in Jordan.
  • Develop original public content to share best practices and highlight fellow success stories
  • Support evaluation activities through collection and analysis of program survey instruments.
  • Manage strategic social media content engagement across all social media platforms through development of monthly editorial calendars, analyzing platform reach and growth, and preparing quarterly analytic reports for funder.
  • Lead & collaborate with the fellows to prepare the site visit calendar.
  • Responsible for in-person site visit activity which includes: video and photo collection, fellow/beneficiary interviews, writing post-visit status reports.
  • Responsible for all scheduling, agenda development, note taking, and follow up communication for monthly and weekly reporting calls with funder.
  • Support on the University connect program in which BADIR partners with the University of Jordan for a peer to peer learning experience between fellows and graduate students. Support includes application collection, matching fellows & students, schedule introductory meetings, & support overall launch of this program
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing or communications, a social sciences discipline, or similar field.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in the use of social media platforms and online communications software is preferred.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and diplomacy in a multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Computer literate in Word, Excel and Power-Point.
  • Fluent in English and Arabic, both written and oral.
  • Must be a self starter who takes initiative and is able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time within Jordan.

APPLICATIONS:

Please submit the following documents in English via email to jobs@iyfnet.org with "Jordan-PC - followed by your name" in the subject line:

  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. Cover Letter
  3. Resume

Jordanian nationals are encouraged to apply.

The International Youth Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


22 Internship/Traineeship Multilateral Diplomacy Programme
UNITAR

LOCATION: Switzerland

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 20 July 2014

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SUMMARY:

The Multilateral Diplomacy Programme (MDP) of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) maintains an internship/traineeship programme for students and recent graduates interested in gaining professional experience in a multicultural environment and enhancing their understanding of the United Nations system.

MDP designs and delivers Core Diplomatic Training activities (CDT), consisting primarily of orientation briefings and short, intensive skills development workshops which benefit cumulatively some 2,500 diplomats yearly at the United Nations Head-quarters and other venues where the Organization maintains a significant presence. Parallel to CDT, MDP develops and delivers face-to-face training activities at country and regional levels in close partnership with national training institutes, universities and selected international organizations.

MDP activities also include e-Learning courses and activities; special projects, including advisory services related to the curriculum development of diplomatic academies; and the development of other training tools, including the much acclaimed Glossary for UN Delegates and a Manual on United Nations Conference Processes, Procedures and Negotiations.

MDP welcomes qualified interested candidates to apply for two separate internships/traineeships, for a period of four and six months respectively, on an unpaid basis at UNITAR headquarters in Geneva. A monthly stipend for transports will be provided. The first internship/traineeship will start in June, and the second one in mid-August 2014.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The interns/trainees will assist in the development, coordination and implementation of on-line and face-to-face training events for the Multilateral Diplomacy Programme.

Tasks assigned to the interns/trainees will include the following:

  • To provide support in the coordination of Customized Training activities, including preparation of training materials, coordination of logistics before and during workshops.
  • To assist subject matter experts with the development of participatory training activities.
  • To support the monitoring and evaluation processes, including compilation of evaluation results and evaluation report writing.
  • To facilitate e-Learning courses and help customize selected e-Learning courses to support the face-to-face training.
  • To maintain and develop UNITAR’s communication database to ensure the efficient and effective dissemination of information and coordination amongst the global diplomatic community.
  • To draft programme proposals for further corporations.
  • To assist the MDP Team for core and specific activities

The tasks assigned may be reviewed during con-tract period to reflect changes in programme needs and priorities.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Candidates should possess a university-level undergraduate qualification (Bachelors degree, licence or other) in relevant field such as; communications, human rights, education, political science, social science, international relations or event management.

Candidates do not necessarily need to be enrolled in a post-graduate programme at the time of application and during the internship/traineeship. Please note that the status of intern is granted to candidates still enrolled in a post-graduate programme, while candidates having completed their education are considered as trainees.

Candidates should have: a good knowledge of the United Nations; ability to write in a clear and concise manner; strong analytical and research skills; administrative and organizational skills to assist in the organization and coordination of training activities; average computer skills (to deal with e-learning tools, word processing, excel, power point, internet search, etc.) and a high level of individual responsibility, commitment, creativity and initiative.

Excellent knowledge in both oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is an ad-vantage. Candidates should furthermore have an interest in participatory training methodologies and instructional design as well as be motivated to work with monitoring and evaluation.

APPLICATIONS:

Please send your CV and motivation letter to andreas.holtberget@unitar.org with the following subject line: “UNITAR’s Multilateral Diplomacy Programme: Internship–Training opportunity”. Please also indicate which of the two internship positions (June or mid-August) you are applying for.

The deadline to apply for the first internship is Sun-day 18 May 2014.

The deadline to apply for the second internship is Sunday 20 July 2014.
23 Senior Programme Officer
United Nations Relief And Works Agency

LOCATION: Jordan

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 3 August 2014

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SUMMARY:

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

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

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

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

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Professional Knowledge and Experience

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

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  • Working knowledge and experience of the Agency’s operations in the Middle East;
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24 Development Director
Architecture for Humanity

LOCATION: San Francisco

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 28 July 2014

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SUMMARY:

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

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

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities

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

SELECTION CRITERIA:

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

APPLICATIONS:

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

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


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