MAKING POLICY WORK
Issue No. 176 - 04 March 2015
1 Policy AdviserAustralian Medical Association
LOCATION: Canberra, ACT
CLOSING DATE: 10 March 2015
With a focus on public health, the Policy Adviser will write policy responses and contribute to the development of AMA policy on medical practice and public health issues.
The Policy Adviser will undertake research on and analysis of heath policies and provide advice on the options for appropriate policy positions. The Policy Adviser will assist with the development of strategies to advocate AMA policies and prepare written material to support AMA campaigns and advocacy.
- prepare written material that identifies a policy issue, the relevant facts, the options for policy responses, the logic for the options and the factors for and against the options.
- prepare submissions, media responses, correspondence and other material advocating for AMA policies.
- prepare information to communicate the AMA's activities to its members, other medical organisations and Public Health stakeholders.
- undertake research to inform policy development and review existing policies.
- develop and maintain good working relationships with AMA members and State and Territory AMAs to facilitate the progress of advocacy activities.
- develop and maintain good relationships with relevant government bodies, medical organisations and stakeholders in the health sector to understand the environment and assist in positioning the AMA to take advantage of opportunities to advocate its policies.
- prepare correspondence and respond to verbal enquiries regarding current issues and AMA policies.
- represent the AMA at meetings with external stakeholders.
- provide secretariat support for one or more AMA committees, including scheduling meetings, setting agendas, managing member attendance, preparing meeting papers and minutes and undertaking follow up action.
- undertake other projects, outside the roles and responsibilities outlined above, as requested by the Director, Medical Practice and Public Health.
- Demonstrated ability to contribute to policy development.
- An ability to identify relevant issues and to collate and present information to substantiate policy advice.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, using initiative to solve problems and produce high quality accurate work with a minimum of supervision and under tight deadlines.
- Excellent written communication skills.
- The ability to liaise effectively and build collaborative working relationships with stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a small team.
- Experience in using modern computer software and office systems to analyse data, produce documents dealing with complex issues, and maintain accurate records.
- Relevant qualifications or a combination of qualifications and experience relevant to the role
- A general understanding of Australia's health system.
To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, which addresses each of the selection criteria and an up to date resume. Remuneration for this role will be determined after assessment of relevant skills, experience and qualifications.
2 Senior Policy AnalystBankstown City Council
LOCATION: Sydney, NSW
CLOSING DATE: 12 March 2015
We are the proud winner of the prestigious A R Bluett Memorial Award, making us the most progressive council in NSW for 2014. This massive achievement is a credit to the dedicated staff who make Bankstown City Council such a great place to work. We are well on our way to realising our vision to be a Culture, City and Place of Excellence and invite you to join us at this exciting time.
- Provide high level strategic advice to the Office of the General Manager & Executive Leadership team. This position will include liaison between the Mayor/General Manager internal and external stakeholders and case management of key issues.
- Assist in preparation & review of all Integrated Planning documentation
- Assist in the implementation and / or monitoring of adopted Strategies, plans, policies
- This position will have a planning focus and work across the Office of the General Manager and the City Planning and Environment division providing recommendations in relation to development applications, strategic planning and urban policy matters.
- Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience
- Demonstrated experience in a senior advisory or policy development role
- Knowledge of public policy, media, communication and business relationship building
- Exceptional communication written skills
- Experience in application of research/consultation methods and analysis of data.
Only applications submitted online via our website will be accepted. Applications should include the PV number (S100-15-981) and address the Essential Criteria in your covering letter made available in the Position Description upon commencement of application.
Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information contact Alia Karaman (Manager Strategy Policy and Governance) Ph: (02) 9707 9615
3 Senior Policy OfficerDepartment of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
LOCATION: Adelaide, SA
SALARY: $83,174 to $88,274 p.a.
CLOSING DATE: 14 March 2015
The Senior Policy Officer is responsible for providing expert policy and legislative advice related to key Murray-Darling Basin water resource management reforms. This exciting position offers the opportunity to capitalise on your skills in critical policy analysis, technical research, and policy development; and contribute to the implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan; specifically in relation to constraints management, environmental watering and river operations issues, in collaboration with government, industry and community stakeholders at the state and federal levels.
Enquiries to: Christopher Wright, Manager, Environmental Water, Trade and River Operations, firstname.lastname@example.org, Ph:84636899
To apply and for more information visit the Notice of Vacancies website: www.jobs.sa.gov.au and search by vacancy number.
4 Senior Policy OfficerNSW Government Department
LOCATION: Sydney, NSW
CLOSING DATE: Unspecified
Focus on policy and strategy development for various projects within this busy department. This area that is undergoing significant change and as such will require someone who is flexible, hardworking, tenacious, and with an ability to work well in changing environment.
The Senior Policy Officer will initiate, develop and implement strategic policies. You will have exposure to work across three different policy divisions and will have an opportunity work in a cross functional team and improve policy application.
- Project manage and review projects and polices to evaluate and improve effectiveness of service delivery and policy development.
- Research and analyze national and international trends
- Prepare Policy advice, in the form of briefs and discussion papers to the Executive
- Previously Experience Acting as a Grade 9/10 In a Senior Policy role ( Infrastructure background preferred, but not essential)
- Solid background in drafting policy development, analysis and research
- Government experience preferred
- Excellent stakeholder management skills
- Demonstrated project management experience
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work in a environment that is going through change and restructure
Please send your resume to email@example.com
5 Policy OfficerSydney Opera House
LOCATION: Sydney, NSW
SALARY: Base salary of $109,523 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation contribution
CLOSING DATE: 09 March 2015
The position implements a program to develop and maintain a suite of policies and procedures and associated controls to support and guide the effective and efficient governance and operation of the Opera House. This position protects the Opera House’s interests by providing expert policy and compliance advice, documentation and support to the Sydney Opera House Trust, Executive Team, Management and staff across a wide range of policy and compliance topics.
- A minimum of seven years’ experience in a role working with legal, corporate or government policy. Tertiary legal qualifications highly desirable.
- Knowledge of NSW Government Sector policy and standards as well as the State and Commonwealth Legislative environment.
- Substantial skills and a proven track record in the provision of advice and management of policy, legislative and regulatory compliance and risk management .
- Demonstrated ability to prepare high-quality written materials including policies, procedures, reports, briefs and advice.
- Demonstrated high-level written and oral communication skills for including the ability to communicate complex policy issues is a clear and consistent manner to a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
- Dynamic and highly developed interpersonal and relationship management skills, with strong team orientation and experience advising all levels of management.
- Excellent research and analytical skills and problem solving ability.
- Highly energetic approach to work, well organized and able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure
To be eligible to apply for this position, applicants must have existing Australian work rights. Applications will not be accepted from recruitment agencies
All applications MUST be submitted at http://jobs.nsw.gov.au/
Only applicants who apply online will be considered for this position. For any technical enquiries please contact the Jobs NSW Helpdesk on 1800 562 679. Submit a copy of an up-to-date resume and a cover letter (maximum of 2 pages) which outlines your experience against the Essential Requirements (note: you are not required to address the Key Accountabilities of the role)
For Further Information, Contact Rebecca Taylor (Manager, Planning and Projects) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
6 Legislative Policy ManagerNational Transport Commission
LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC
SALARY: Up to $150k package
CLOSING DATE: Unspecified
Charged with improving the productivity, safety and environmental performance of Australia's road, rail and intermodal transport systems, the National Transport Commission (NTC) is an independent statutory body that works across state jurisdictions. With more than 40 staff in its Melbourne office, the NTC plays a key role in coordinating, monitoring, evaluating and maintaining the implementation of approved reforms.
An opportunity currently exists for an experienced Manager of Legislative Policy to join the Reforms Team on a permanent basis, working with stakeholders across all states and jurisdictions and advising on legal, policy and strategic issues. As an integral member of their legislative reform team, you will be tasked with managing the development and implementation of a number of key legal and policy reforms. Essential to your success will be your ability to listen and empathise, while adopting a truly collaborative approach as you develop relationships with government and transport industry stakeholders
Engaging your deep understanding of policy concepts and legal frameworks, you will provide authoritative, timely and strategic advice on complex policy issues. A Bachelor or Master of Laws, you will have highly developed report writing skills, and ideally have experience in drafting legislation which clearly reflects agreed policy positions.
To register your interest please apply online today, or call Richard Dias on 03 9604 9503 with any questions. Confidentiality is assured.
Reference Number: 1569936
7 Policy OfficerAboriginal Health Council of Western Australia
LOCATION: Perth, WA
CLOSING DATE: 19 March 2015
The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia is a peak body supporting, advocating for and providing quality services to its 21 member Aboriginal Medical Services across the state of Western Australia.
The Policy Officer is accountable to the Operations Manager and will report to the Principal Policy Officer, providing support in relation to National and State level Policies that will have an effect and impact on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities in WA. The occupant will assist the Principal Policy Officer to monitor National and State Government Health Policies ensuring that the views of the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector in WA are represented at various levels of policy debate and discussion. As well as contribute to the planning and development and implementation of Aboriginal Health Policies and programs at a State wide level.
- A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline and/or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience
- Sound research, analytical and problem solving skills with experience and exposure to policy development and implementation
- Considerable skills and experience in the formulation, analysis and evaluation of policy
- Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to prepare high-quality written materials including submissions, position papers, briefing notes, reports and correspondence
- Highly developed interpersonal skills including negotiation and consultation skills and the ability to proactively establish and sustain effective stakeholder relationships
- Excellent time management skills, with the ability to manage competing priorities and meet strict deadlines
- A sound understanding of the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector and relevant health policies
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and credibly with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to ensure that their views are incorporated into health service planning, development and implementation
Applicants should request a copy of the full position description and application requirements from email@example.com or 9227 1631.
A formal application can be forwarded to Andrew Webster via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Mail: PO BOX 8493, EAST PERTH, Western Australia 6849.
Applicants must provide the following information in their application:
- Completed Application Form
- Cover Letter addressing ALL of the Selection Criteria
- Current copy of Resume
Please note that the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) is an equal opportunity institution, providing educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, colour, gender, age, or disability.
AHCWA reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and evaluate past employment records of applicants selected for interview. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.
8 Research & Policy AnalystTransport for NSW
LOCATION: Sydney, NSW
SALARY: $101,764 - $113,975
CLOSING DATE: 08 March 2015
Transport for NSW is driving the creation of a coordinated and efficient transport system, focused on meeting the needs of customers and supporting the development of the State. The organisation is responsible for improving the customer experience, planning, program administration, policy, regulation, procuring transport services, fleet assets, infrastructure and freight. It provides exciting long-term career opportunities.
Provide research and policy development assistance across a range of projects associated with road user and community attitudes and behaviours towards road safety and driving practices to develop, inform and support policy and other initiatives designed to influence and change driver behaviour and improve road safety.
- Relevant tertiary qualification in public policy, research or behavioural science or related discipline or equivalent experience.
- Experience in research and development of behavioural change programs.
- Ability to conduct research and analysis based on sound principles and methodologies, an ability to interpret complex information rapidly and accurately and a capability to develop policy from this information.
- Sound understanding of the policy development cycle and ability to contribute sound research to effectively support policy development work and Government objectives.
- Well developed oral and written communication skills including the ability to prepare concise, accurate briefing and option papers and reports for executive management.
- Well developed interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to represent and advocate Government position and build relationships to achieve objectives.
- Well developed analytical, numeric and conceptual skills.
Please note that candidates must respond to selection criteria as part of their application. Please apply online through www.jobs.nsw.gov.au. For enquiries please contact Vicki Grozdanovski on 02 8574 3739 and quote 00003I06.
9 Academic Policy Administration OfficerUniversity of Queensland
LOCATION: Brisbane, QLD
SALARY: $77,183.19 - $84,418.09
CLOSING DATE: 05 March 2015
The School of Medicine is a leading provider of medical education and medical research in Queensland, with the country's largest medical degree program. The program is the country's largest graduate entry, integrated, case-based/PBL four year MBBS degree. The School is a diverse enterprise operating over multiple sites, with Queensland Health and private health service providers as major partners. Geographically, the School extends throughout Queensland with major sites in Brisbane, the outer metropolitan areas, and a number of rural and remote area facilities throughout the rest of the state including the UQ Ipswich campus. The UQ medical degree is also delivered overseas in Brunei and the United States of America, emphasising the global nature of the School.
The primary purpose of this position is to co-ordinate and support academic administration activities for the School of Medicine under the direction of the Manager (Student and Academic Administration). The position provides high level support to the Deputy Head of School (Academic Programs), the Director of the MD Program, and the Academic Integrity Officer, and is responsible for the School's processes for students' academic progression, sup-porting the School's Teaching and Learning Committee and managing all administrative aspects of the School's Notice of Concern and Student misconduct processes.
To be successful in this role you must ideally possess a degree with at least four years subsequent relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. Ideally candidates will have experience in the interpretation and application of university rules, policies and procedures relating to student and academic administration as well as experience with the supervision of staff. The successful appointee will have excellent interpersonal and communications skills; well-developed analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with staff, students and external clients.
To discuss this role please contact Mina Singh on +61 7 3346 5074 or email@example.com
All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.
10 Policy Officer, Media, Public Affairs and CultureDelegation of the European Union to Australia and New Zealand
LOCATION: Canberra, ACT
CLOSING DATE: 08 March 2015
An opportunity is available for a Policy Officer, Media, Public Affairs and Culture at the Delegation of the European Union to Australia and New Zealand in Canberra.
We are looking for an energetic and highly motivated Policy Officer to devise and execute the communication strategies and cultural activities of the EU Delegation in Australia and to raise awareness and a better understanding of the EU and its relations with Australia. The selected candidate will play a key role in all aspect of media relations of the Delegation and in drafting and editing all outside communication of the Delegation.
A degree in the relevant sector (journalism, public relations, political science, history, international relations or related fields). Candidates should possess at least 5-10 years' experience in the field of media, journalism, public relations. Excellent knowledge of Australian politics, government processes and the Australian media landscape is essential. In depth knowledge of the European Union and its policies would be an asset. Communications skills and fluency in English are essential, and proficiency in other European languages would be an advantage.
All applicants must address the job requirements with specific and comprehensive information. Please forward your application (including a motivation letter, a CV and examples of your work: articles, publications, etc.) indicating "application Policy Officer Media" on envelope to the following address:
The Head of Administration, Delegation of the European Union to Australia and New Zealand, 18 Arkana Street Yarralumla ACT 2600
Or by email to delegation-australia-HOA@eeas.europa.eu
11 Senior Policy OfficerNSW Trade & Investment
LOCATION: Sydney, NSW
SALARY: $97,883- $107,863
CLOSING DATE: 08 March 2015
NSW Trade & Investment is the lead economic development agency in New South Wales, responsible for driving sustainable economic growth across the state. We achieve results by collaborating with and supporting businesses, industries and communities to advance investment, trade, innovation, productivity and regional growth across all sectors. We work with local, national and international customers to deliver our services. Our purpose is to develop a competitive and sustainable NSW economy. Our vision is a strong NSW economy built on resilient communities.
The Resources & Energy Division has five key business units that work together to deliver policy, programs and compliance for the NSW Government across the minerals and energy sector. The division plays a key role in delivering the NSW Government's priorities for economic growth under NSW 2021 by working to develop thriving resources and energy sectors for NSW.
Provide strategic policy and legislative advice, and undertake complex research and analysis for the development, coordination, implementation and re-view of policies.
To succeed in this role you will have:
- Detailed knowledge of the machinery of Government, including Cabinet and legislative processes.
- Demonstrated ability to understand and interpret a wide variety of legislation and expertise in policy development, implementation and review.
- High level of understanding of resources and energy issues and the relevant policy and legislative framework
Applicants should demonstrate their suitability by addressing the following two targeted questions in a cover letter [maximum two pages] as well as sup-plying an updated copy of their resume with relevant skills and experience and how these relate to the capabilities of the role.
- Provide an example of your recent experience in policy development, and describe the process you undertook in analysing, developing and implementing the policy or project.
- Provide examples of how you ensure stake-holder collaboration within policy development and implementation, highlighting your communication skills.
Applications must be lodged electronically via the “apply online” link on Jobs NSW. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted. A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for temporary roles of the same standard that may be-come available for filling over the next twelve months.
12 Policy Graduate Program (2016)Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
LOCATION: Canberra, ACT
CLOSING DATE: 16 March 2015
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is seeking outstanding graduates from a range of disciplines to participate in its two year Canberra-based professional development program.
The department’s role is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves working to strengthen Australia’s security; enhancing Australia’s prosperity; delivering an effective and high quality aid program; and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas.
Policy graduates undertake a two-year professional development program in Canberra, combining work placements with formal training modules. The program commences in February with a comprehensive induction program and a first placement. On completion of the program, graduates are eligi-ble to apply for overseas postings.
Policy graduates work to advance Australia's interests across a broad range of areas — from security to human rights, international trade to development and aid management, and represent Australia in a formal capacity while serving overseas.
The department is seeking to fill a number of graduate positions with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. People with disabilities are also strongly encouraged to apply for these vacancies. RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the position.
- Qualifications and knowledge
- A strong record of achievement in academic and other fields.
- Completion of a three-year bachelor degree, as a minimum, by the end of 2015.
- Knowledge of Australia’s foreign, development and trade policy interests, including the inter-national and domestic policy contexts.
- An understanding of, and interest in, the work and goals of the department.
- An understanding of the issues affecting Abo-riginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Written and oral communication skills
- Ability to write clearly and persuasively.
- Ability to communicate orally with a range of audiences and with influence.
- Effective consultation, liaison and negotiation skills.
- Ability to engage sensitively and effectively with people from different cultural back-grounds.
- Conceptual and analytical skills
- Ability to analyse events and issues in context and to develop recommendations accordingly.
- Ability to comprehend complex and diverse in-formation and identify critical issues quickly.
- Effective working relationships
- Ability to interact effectively with others and to work as a member of a team.
- Demonstrated self-management skills.
- Self-awareness, reliability and discretion.
- Potential to supervise and train staff.
- High standards of professionalism, integrity and probity.
- Sensitivity to cultural and other diversity.
- Flexibility, adaptability and initiative
- Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.
- Ability to identify opportunities and anticipate challenges.
- Ability to prepare for and undertake new and unfamiliar tasks and adapt to different work environments.
- Willingness to work overseas.
Applicants must be Australian citizens at time of application and must have finished at least three-year bachelor degree by 31 December 2015. If you only hold a qualification from an institution based overseas, your application will only be accepted if Australian documentation recognising your qualification is submitted with your initial application. Applications should be lodged online, using the application form at www.dfat.gov.au/careers/current-vacancies. Information on the program is available at: www.dfat.gov.au/careers/graduate-recruitment. Should you have any difficulties lodging your application, please contact the department’s HR services provider, Clarius, on (02) 6260 7533 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
13 Senior Policy AnalystMinistry for Primary Industries
LOCATION: Wellington, NZ
SALARY: $80,000 - $100,000
CLOSING DATE: 16 March 2015
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Policy Analyst in the Environmental Economics Unit in the Resource Policy Directorate at the Ministry for Primary Industries.
The Environmental Economics Unit is at the forefront of freshwater and resource management policy in New Zealand. The Unit works closely with central government (such as Ministry for the Environment, MBIE, and Treasury), regional councils, industry, and other stakeholders, and delivers leading edge solutions and studies that bring together science, policy and economics.
We want an engaging, incisive, results focussed senior analyst who can lead projects intellectually, and work strongly across diverse partnership groups. You will need an ability to learn on the fly, excellent relationship building skills, a degree in economics or high level of comfort with economic concepts, and highly developed oral and written communication skills.
If you have drive and passion for growing the New Zealand economy we would like to talk to you. The role is Wellington based but will build and maintain relationships with industry, science and economics organisations and professionals, and will regularly require some domestic (generally day return) travel.
The primary industries lie at the heart of New Zealand’s economy. The Ministry for Primary Industries plays a key role in partnering with those industries to enable their success. The Ministry’s priority is to improve the primary industries’ growth and productivity, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk.
Working at the Ministry for Primary Industries puts you at the centre of government processes. As a large organisation we encourage and support our people to be the best they can. This position provides the opportunity to demonstrate and enhance a wide range of skills and make a real difference!
Please apply online with your CV and Cover Letter. For further information please email email@example.com quoting reference number MPI15/1150013.
14 Strategic Policy PlannerHauraki District Council
LOCATION: Waikato, NZ
CLOSING DATE: 20 March 2015
Would you would like to enhance your career in a positive friendly environment and know that you are making a real difference in the community, working for Local Government to deliver the essential services that make New Zealand a great place to live?
If you have a flair for strategic and corporate planning backed up by a relevant tertiary degree then this could be the opportunity you are looking for.
As the Strategic Policy Planner you will be involved in the strategic and corporate planning functions so that Council plans a sustainable future in partnership with the Hauraki Community.
You will advise on internal and external planning issues and be instrumental in the production of key policy approaches and documents for the Council.
A working knowledge of the Local Government Act and the ability to interpret legislation and apply it to processes and procedures will need to be one of your strengths. Excellent communication and the ability to form technically sound opinions and conclusions will be essential skills.
For further details or to apply electronically please visit our website www.hauraki-dc.govt.nz or contact Sue Greenville on 07 862 5024 or Julie Sweeney on 07 862 5023
15 Policy PlannerWhakatane District Council
LOCATION: Bay of Plenty, NZ
CLOSING DATE: 13 March 2015
The Whakatane District Council is looking for an experienced planner to join our friendly and professional planning team. If you would like to help shape the future of the Whakatane District by enabling economic development, while protecting the natural and cultural values that make our region special, then this role is for you.
The Policy Planner will help develop the Council's District Plan, which is currently under review, and will also contribute to the development of other strategic planning documents and policies.
A relevant tertiary qualification, proven experience in resource management planning, strong analytical skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong partnerships and working relationships are all key requirements for this full-time, permanent role. This is a great opportunity to build your career in a superb lifestyle location.
Working for the Whakatane District Council means being part of a motivated, professional and customer-focused team in one of New Zealand's sunniest locations. You will be working with enthusiastic and talented people who like to have fun and make a difference to the community we serve.
To apply for this job go to: www.whakatanecareers.co.nz and enter ref code: 2020397.
16 Policy AnalystMinistry for Primary Industries
LOCATION: Wellington, NZ
CLOSING DATE: Unspecified
The Ministry for Primary Industries have an exciting opportunity for two Policy Analysts to join the Food Policy team within the Ministry of Primary Industries. The team is expanding to include a focus on critical strategic work and how they can improve the food system, including the regulatory regime.
The credibility of the system is fundamental to NZ's reputation as a world leading supplier of safe, quality food both here and overseas.
The Ministry for Primary Industries provide policy advice to the Minister for Food Safety and Minister for Primary Industries. They work across the Ministry and food sector, with other government agencies, and with overseas counterparts.
They are fussy, they want smart and enthusiastic people who can think clearly and write superbly. You will need to work to tight deadlines, and to plan and deliver work over longer timeframes. You will be comfortable dealing with ambiguity and open to learning. As a Policy Analyst you will be expected to deal with issues relatively independently and to demonstrate initiative. You will have the ability to challenge the status quo and to look for innovative solutions to problems. The role involves working across the Ministry, with other agencies, and engaging with industry, so you will also have the skills and/or experience in managing relationships and successfully consulting with others.
To submit your application, in strict confidence, please apply online using the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Rebecca Wilson in our Wellington office on 04 917 9270 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting Ref No. 9L/22800
Your interest will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
17 Research AnalystPursue
LOCATION: Beirut, Lebanon
CLOSING DATE: 06 March 2015
Pursue is a Lebanon-based development consultancy committed to empowering local communities and beneficiaries in conflict, post-conflict, and fragile areas through the provision of evidence-based programmatic interventions, policy recommendations and training services.
Pursue’s approach relies on combining mixed-methods research with strong, consistent engagement with local communities and stakeholders to bridge the gap between the aspirations of local communities and the priorities of governmental and multilateral actors, thus informing the design and implementation of relevant programming. Utilising innovative quantitative and qualitative social science methodologies to generate data, we analyse and synthesise results, brief clients and beneficiaries, deliver interventions and measure impact.
Pursue’s main areas of focus include refugees and IDP issues, youth empowerment, sexual and gender-based violence, institutional reform, democracy and governance, countering extremism, and human security.
Pursue has had a registered office in Lebanon since 2010 employing a multinational core staff and has access to a wide network of national, regional, and international consultants. The company has an established track record of delivering projects and programmes for diverse clients in Lebanon, including the UK Government, US Government, UN agencies, the EU and others.
We are looking for a research analyst with a back-ground in research methods and analysis, able to operate and write fluently in both English and Arabic He/she will work with our senior research analyst and provide input to the Country Manager in writing proposals, periodic analytical reports and in meeting any other reporting requirements.
- Write analytical reports about the Arab World, with a particular focus on Lebanon, the Palestinian camps in Lebanon and Syrian refugees in Lebanon which are clear, concise and professionally and methodologically rigorous in their production.
- Contribute to the regular monitoring of events concerning Lebanon, Syria and the Levant, including political, social, conflict and economic aspects.
- Contribute to network mapping, social media analysis, narrative and summary reports and Pursue programming outputs, as well as thematic situational reports, and other products designed to capture and visualise data and attitudes related to conflict, security, justice and governance dynamics in the region.
- Remain updated on events in Lebanon and the broader MENA region, and effectively utilise Arabic primary and secondary source material in analytical reports produced.
- Engage in rigorous professional conduct, creative enquiry and the highest standards of research and analysis design, ethics, conduct and report writing.
- A minimum of three years’ experience in undertaking qualitative and quantitative research activities and report production, preferably in the MENA region. Master’s Degree highly regarded.
- Experienced in the use of statistical analysis packages (e.g. Stata, R, and SPSS). Knowledge of GIS is an asset.
- Degree in relevant field of study – Political Science, Development Studies, Arab Studies, International Relations.
- Experience in the Arab world and and/or expertise on Lebanese/Levantine politics and society would be an asset.
- Spoken and written fluency in English and Arabic, to a publishing standard. This will be formally assessed. Knowledge of French is a plus.
- The ability and willingness to travel and reside in a variety of countries in the MENA region including Lebanon. Turkey, Jordan, Iraq/KRG and the United Arab Emirates.
If interested, send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com by March 6, 2015, clearly stating the job title in the subject line. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
18 Policy AssistantThe Law Society
LOCATION: London, UK
SALARY: £29,625 - £34,835 per annum
CLOSING DATE: 08 March 2015
The Law Society represents solicitors in England and Wales. From negotiating with and lobbying the profession's regulators, government and other decision makers, to offering training and advice, we're here to help, protect and promote solicitors.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Policy Assistant to work for the Law Society based at Chancery Lane in London.
As a Policy Assistant (corporate & commercial) your role will be to assist in developing the Law Society’s strategic and policy approach to tax, corporate and commercial law and policy, publicising the work of the Society in these areas and helping to develop its public profile. You will have experience in these (or related) policy areas.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and experience:
- An understanding of legal practice and knowledge of the legal environment and the role of the legal profession in it;
- Relevant experience of working in a policy or business development environment with experience in the relevant area of law/practice/geographical region;
- Ability to assimilate new issues quickly and analyse complex issues with an understanding of the policy implications of proposals;
- Ability to research and prepare policy papers and to explain complex issues clearly and concisely;
- Ability to draft for online communications;
- Tact and diplomacy in dealing with a wide range of individuals;
- Awareness of the interests of others in the organisation;
- Shows reliability and resilience in difficult circumstances.
19 Communications OfficerEducation Development Center
LOCATION: Bangkok, Thailand
CLOSING DATE: 31 March 2015
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 manages 250 projects in 35 countries with more than 1,350 employees worldwide.
The USAID-funded Connecting the Mekong through Education and Training (COMET) project will help universities and vocational centers to in-crease the number of skilled workers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Ac-counting and Tourism (STEM+AT) fields in the Lower Mekong countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. COMET seeks to bridge the gap between the private sector, universities and vocational centers in order to ensure the supply of skilled workers meets the demands from local businesses. The project will rely on mobile technology, online learning, and traditional in-person workshops to promote regional networking in ASEAN and to help people from rural and marginalized areas access educational services.
Over the course of the five-year project, vocational centers and universities will be strengthened so that they can help future leaders develop the skills needed to catalyze job growth in high demand industries in the sub-region. This project will ultimately empower the Lower Mekong countries with a work-force that can bridge the development gap within ASEAN and take advantage of the benefits under the ASEAN Economic Community.
Under the guidance of the DCOP-Operations, the Communications Officer, residing in Bangkok, Thailand, will lead the day-to-day communications activities of the project. The Communications Officer is expected to collaborate effectively with partners and United States Government (USG) representatives as well as other stakeholders in the Lower Mekong partner countries on all matters related to the communications, messaging, and information outreach activities of the project.
- Manage external project communications including Internet-based messaging, social media and print and non-print (video/audio) materials;
- Serve as a communications liaison between the project and USAID/RDMA;
- Work closely with diverse array of stakeholders/partners such as universities and training institutions, private sector, government institutions, and learners to develop relevant and exciting success stories and other communications products
- Serve as liaison to partner to support partner communications;
- Manage and continually update the project communication tools;
- Design and develop branded materials for high-level, high visibility program events;
- Ensure communications materials are branded according to USAID instructions/policy;
- Research and write success stories and snapshots demonstrating the impact of the project outputs and deliverables;
- Conduct interviews, record quotes and take action-oriented photos to augment content;
- Provide technical/editorial web support, updating content, publishing news stories and blogs;
- Develop social networking site content as appropriate;
- Develop and maintain program communication-related vendor relationships (ex. print, web, and database-related outsourcing);
- Develop templates and production guidelines to ensure quality and consistency
- Contribute to project reporting;
- Coordinate with project monitoring and evaluation staff to incorporate data in impact pieces.
- Coordinate with training staff to incorporate relevant training curriculum and other content into communications products
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, or similar field with 6 -7 years of relevant experience;
- Master’s degree preferred with 4 – 5 years of relevant experience;
- Ability to effectively work under tight dead-lines and manage activities independently;
- Management experience related to communications including developing and executing communications strategies, and advising on communications strategy and content development;
- Successful writing and editing experience (externally focused) with a variety of online communications media platforms, and audio and video messaging;
- International development experience preferred, including proven success creating and communicating content with respect and sensitivity with diverse ethnic and cultural groups, as well as with public and private sector;
- Familiarity with USAID branding and marking guidelines highly desirable;
- Experience using Photoshop or other graphic imaging software preferred;
- Experience with USAID funded programs focused on youth development, education, and training programs in strongly preferred;
- Strong attention to detail;
- Knowledge of and active engagement in social media platforms;
- Ability to work independently and also as part of a team;
- Fluency in English required, with excellent verbal and written communication skills; Proficiency in other relevant languages a plus.
Interested qualified candidates are requested to submit their CV and cover letter to COMET_Jobs@edc.org To ensure the timely review of your credentials, please insert “Communications Officer” in the subject line of the email.Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
20 Partner Network ManagerSTIR Education
LOCATION: Kampala, Uganda
CLOSING DATE: 22 March 2015
Over the last decade, substantial progress has been made across the developing world in improving access to education. Yet such improvements in access and resources have not been matched with an equivalent increase in education quality and outcomes. Over three hundred million children across the developing world are now in school but simply not learning. Adults are responsible for this crisis, not children. We know that the single biggest determinant of a child’s success in school – and there-fore in future life – is the quality and commitment of his or her teacher. And yet one in four of India’s approximately 8 million teachers are absent on any given school day. Even when they are in school, only half of their time is actually spent teaching - and even that is half-hearted and usually of poor quality. Professional morale and motivation could not be much lower. How can a teacher, who essentially holds a child’s life chances in their hands, abdicate their personal, professional and even moral responsibility in this way? It’s incredibly easy to despair.
At STIR, however, we believe there are significant grounds for optimism. We share Jeff Skoll’s adage that people are basically good. And we have been developing a model – which we have successfully piloted, learned from and iterated upon in India – that turns the traditional role of teachers in address-ing the learning crisis on its head. Traditional approaches seek to impose even more top-down ac-countability measures (which teachers learn quickly to game), or start paying teachers financial bonuses (which can be unsustainable and have mixed results), or expect training without genuine teacher commitment to yield results (Indian government teachers now receive more than 20 days of superficial, mandatory ‘training’ each year).
In contrast, we have created a model that empowers teachers to fundamentally re -imagine their role in leading change in their classrooms, schools and the wider education system.
We start with the ‘bright spots’ – identifying teachers who have even a small, initial spark of commitment and innovation – and use recognition, peer pressure, soft incentives, certification, (offline) social networking and cross-sector partnerships to bring about a teacher-led movement for change within the existing system. Our vision is therefore two-fold:
- To build a movement of teacher changemakers who develop innovative micro-solutions (‘micro-innovations’), implement effective practices, and influence peers and policy makers – all to improve children’s learning.
- To catalyse a surrounding ecosystem of partners – from NGOs, government and the private sector – to support and sustain this movement of teacher changemakers.
STIR has an aggressive expansion plan and by 2017 wants to touch 30000 teachers in India and Africa and impact outcomes for 1 million children. In order to meet the same STIR is currently looking to hire partner network managers for the partner program.
The partner network manager plays a critical role in executing the STIR program within the partner organization. Ideally they are responsible for end to end functioning of 5-6 networks and work with various partners. They essentially have to work closely with partner resources and play a key role in their training, project planning and actual delivery of program through them. The role would require to exhibit exceptional ability to influence and motivate people (some of whom will not be formally reporting to them), to manage people operating in different organisational cultures and to build very strong relationships with partner organisations.
The role would be based out of Delhi but would re-quire periodic traveling to sites where the projects would be executed.
As a partner network manager, you will have three key priorities:
- Provide Education Leaders with the support and challenge required to create dynamic, effective teachers’ networks
- Hold Education Leaders to account for providing STIR with key data, feedback and stories about micro-innovations being implemented in STIR networks
- Develop and share a knowledge base about what makes an effective Education Leader and STIR Network
The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years in grassroots education, a strong demonstrated interest in the education sector either through their work or as a volunteer and clear leadership and management experience.
- Experience of managing a team who are based ‘in the field’ for the majority of the time
- A clear understanding of the challenges our teachers and schools face
- Experience of developing people to become excellent people managers themselves
- Experience of overseeing multiple projects simultaneously
- Experience managing change, supporting others to do so and an ability to help people solve problems and overcome challenges
- Experience in building and maintaining relationships with multiple key partner organisations
- Knowledge and understanding of the factors that will enable change in a variety of contexts
- Experience in managing the collection of data
- Demonstrated ability to provide useful feed-back to team members
- Experience in building a team and ensuring team members are able to learn from each other
- Sensitive to the different level of support people need and able to provide the necessary support
- Data driven - make decisions based on numbers and information available
- Share your latest resume
- Share a write up on below questions ( each in not more than 50 words ( either in Hindi or English)
- What according to you are major causes for low learning outcomes in current schools?
- “Teachers are Changemakers” – whats your opinion about the statement with respect to the real scenario in Indian schooling system?
- Why are you suited to this role and what strengths do you bring to the STIR Team?
21 Development OfficerInternational Crisis Group
LOCATION: Brussels, Belgium
CLOSING DATE: 08 March 2015
As a member of the Development Team, the Development Officer will be responsible for managing a portfolio of government and foundation donor relations as well as monitoring and implementing obligations under grant agreements, identifying prospective donors, writing proposals and reports, and contributing to the organization of events with a view to maintain and increase Crisis Groups donor base internationally.
- Conceptualize institutional fundraising strategies and develop quality concept notes tailored funding proposals, liaising with the finance department to develop detailed budgets, for submission to current government and foundation donors, under the guidance and supervision of the Director, Government & Foundation Relations;
- Establish and cultivate close relationships with current donors, responding to their requests, updating them about the work of the organization, and organizing grant reviews;
- Coordinate and prepare advocacy visits for Crisis Group program staff and senior staff with government and foundation donors;
- Participate in donor meetings as necessary, including periodic travel outside of Brussels;
- Prepare specific project-based reports for submission to current government and foundation donors;
- Review grant agreements, including initial re-view, feedback to donors and amendments;
- Conduct research on prospective government and foundation donors, proactively formulate rationale for funding, and work with the Director of Government & Foundation Relations to develop a strategy for cultivation and solicitation;
- Contribute to the planning, management and execution of Crisis Group events.
- Provide some administrative support and conduct other tasks as required by the Director;
- Uphold data management and monitoring as needed;
- If requested supervise the work of interns in the unit.
- Three to five years of fundraising experience in an NGO environment, preferably working with institutional donors;
- Excellent, demonstrated English language writing skills;
- Attention to detail, ability to work independently with tight deadlines;
- Well organised, communicative and interpersonal working attitude, keen to take initiative and collaborate in a team environment;
- Knowledge of French or other European languages is highly desirable; and
- Experience in planning events or conferences would be an asset.
- Non-EU nationals will require current and valid permission to work in Belgium.
Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, cover letter, and contact details of at least 3 referees. Please send applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org including "Development Officer" in the subject line. Please note that only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
22 Food Security and Livelihood Program ManagerACTED
LOCATION: South Sudan
CLOSING DATE: 05 March 2015
ACTED is an independent international, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non discrimination.
ACTED was created in 1993 to support populations affected by the conflict in Afghanistan. Based in Paris, France, ACTED now operates in 30 countries worldwide, with over 200 international and 3000 national staff. ACTED has a 100 million € budget for over 350 projects spanning 8 sectors of intervention; including emergency relief, food security, health promotion, economic development, education & training, microfinance, local governance & institutional support, and cultural promotion.
For more information, please visit our website at www.acted.org
Under the supervision of the Area Co-ordinator for Unity and the Country Director, the Program Manager, Food Security and Livelihoods will be responsible for implementing a program in newly-constructed refugee camps in 2 locations in northern Unity State. The Program Manager will be responsible for a program whose main components are: (1) distribution of seeds and tools to refugees; (2) distribution of vegetable gardening kits and training in vegetable gardening and (3) start-up of Savings and Loans Associations.
- Minimum of 1 year of progressive previous experience with other NGOs or UN agencies in food security and livelihoods
- Degree in agriculture or agronomy preferred; degree in relevant subject (international development, economics, sociology, humanitarian situations) a must
- Knowledge of project management techniques and demonstrated ability to manage
- Strong analytical capacity
- Significant experience in finance and logistics
- Computer knowledge is a must (Excel, Word …etc.).
- Ability to work under stressful conditions.
Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to email@example.com
23 Media and Field CoordinatorJust Vision
CLOSING DATE: 19 March 2015
Just Vision (www.justvision.org) is a nonprofit organization that informs local and international audiences about under-documented Palestinian and Israeli grassroots efforts to end the occupation and build a future of equality, freedom, dignity and human security for all through unarmed means. We are based in East Jerusalem, Washington, DC and NYC. We are nonpartisan and religiously unaffiliated.
The Media and Field Coordinator, based in the Occupied Palestinian Territories or Israel, will play a primary role in writing articles for publication in international and local mainstream media outlets highlighting grassroots mobilization and unarmed resistance efforts as well as stories that illuminate the challenges these efforts face in the broader context of what is happening in Israel-Palestine today. S/he will also liaise with journalists and strategic delegations visiting the region. The Media and Field Coordinator will report to the Executive Director and will coordinate with the entire staff. This role requires fluency in Arabic and English and a deep understanding of Palestinian society and current grassroots and political developments in the region.
- Superior writing skills with deep passion and experience in journalism and storytelling;
- Fluent in English and Arabic, with experience engaging Palestinian communities, activists and leaders;
- Must be ambitious, creative and a strategic thinker who enjoys a challenge and is motivated by results;
- 1-3 years of professional experience in journal-ism, media and/or public relations.
- Charismatic public speaker capable of interact-ing effectively and sensitively with a wide range of audiences from varying professional and cultural backgrounds.
- Demonstrates deep commitment to supporting grassroots efforts to end the occupation and to build a future of equality, freedom, dignity and human security for Palestinians and Israelis.
- Has a deep familiarity with the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as the contemporary political, cultural and media landscape in the region.
- Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work virtually with team members based overseas.
- Problem-solving skills, ability to work independently and with a team.
- Extremely detail-oriented and organized with a track record of consistently meeting deadlines.
- Photography and/or videography abilities is not necessary, but a plus.
To apply, please submit a resume, three single-page writing samples, three references, links to public speaking or media appearances if any, and a cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please note that we prefer applications by email.
Because of the volume of applicants we anticipate, we cannot respond individually to each application. We will contact those applicants that are of interest to the Search Committee directly.
24 Water Distribution Program ManagerACTED
CLOSING DATE: 10 March 2015
ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Our interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context. Our 3,300 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to support-ing recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development.
Our teams in the field implement some 340 projects in 34 countries covering the following sectors emergency relief, food security, access to health, education and training, economic development, micro-finance, advocacy, institutional support, and regional dialogue, cultural promotion.
Based on considerable experience addressing the needs and situations of vulnerable communities, ACTED contributes to the international agenda to-wards reaching the Millennium Development Goals, through a wide range of partnerships, innovative initiatives, and campaigns. For more information, please visit our website at www.acted.org
The Program Manager will contribute to the development of his project, which is a constitutive part of the country strategy, and subsequently manage its implementation.
The PM Distribution will be in charge of:
- Participating in an initial assessment to deter-mine the most vulnerable among the refugees and design targeted distribution strategies for them
- Supervising the provision of water to the refugees
- Preparing the distribution sites
- Supervising the distribution
- Overseeing the post distribution process
- Writing the lessons learned
- Masters degree
- Excellent analytical skills
- Experience in distribution/ beneficiary selection
- Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting on programme financial performance;
- Ability to monitor and evaluate financial and monitoring skills of communities through capacity-building efforts;
- Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environ-ment requiring flexibility;
- Familiarity with the aid system, and under-standing of donor and governmental requirements;
- Prior knowledge of the region an asset;
- Fluency in English required
- Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management software
Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to email@example.com
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