MAKING POLICY WORK

Domestic and international policy-related career opportunities

Issue No. 170 - 19 November 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. Non-ongoing Temporary Employment Register
    Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal
    (Public sector/Melbourne or Sydney)
  4. General Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment Register
    Department of Human Services
    (Public sector/Sydney)
  5. Temporary Registry
    Murray-Darling Basin Authority
    (Public sector/Canberra
  6. Policy Advisor
    Fairfield City Council
    (Public sector/Sydney)
  1. Policy and Compliance Coordinator st bartholomews
    (Public sector/Sydney)
  2. Development Policy Planner
    City of Onkaparinga
    (Public sector/Adelaide)
  3. Senior Policy Officer
    Department of Environment and Primary Industries
    (Public sector/Melbourne)
  4. Senior Policy and Research Officer Department of Justice
    (Public sector/Melbourne)
  5. Team Leader Strategic Policy
    City of Gold Coast
    (Public sector/Gold Coast)
  6. Adviser Public Policy
    Australian Industry Group (Private sector/Sydney)

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Field Officer
    Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development
    (NGO sector/ Myanmar)
  2. Education Specialist Commonwealth of Learning
    (NGO sector/ Canada)
  3. Programme Officer
    International Center on Small Hydro Power
    (NGO sector/ China)
  4. Communications Intern
    ALNAP
    (NGO sector/London)
  5. Program Officer
    International Youth Foundation
    (NGO sector/Morocco)
  6. Women's Protection and Empowerment Coordinator
    International Rescue Foundation
    (NGO sector/Russian Federation)
  1. Syria Programme Coordinator
    SPARK
    (NGO sector/ Turkey)
  2. Economist
    Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
    (NGO sector/Egypt)
  3. Capacity Building Coordinator
    Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC)
    (NGO sector/Afghanistan)
  4. Communications Consultant For TI’s Climate Finance Integrity Programme
    Transparency International
    (NGO sector/Berlin, Germany)
  5. National Consultancy for Political Participation of Women Interventions
    UN Women (NGO sector/ Bangladesh)
  6. Emergency Program Manager
    Action Contre la Faim
    (NGO sector/Sierre Leone)

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 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.


4 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.


5 MDBA Temporary Register
Murray-Darling Basin Authority

LOCATION: Canberra, ACT

SALARY: $64,055 - $134,170

CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority is establishing a register of people interested in temporary vacancies in Canberra. The register will be used to fill short term vacancies across a range of work areas including:

  • Policy and Planning;
  • Environmental Resource Management;
  • River Management;
  • Corporate Services including legal.

Non-Ongoing vacancies may become available at any time and all positions are located in Canberra. Suitable candidates will be contacted as employment opportunities arise. Your application and resume will remain valid in the register until the Authority re-advertises, or until you notify the Authority that you are no longer actively seeking employment.

Please note that by registering here, your application and resume may be viewed by any Authority manager who may need to fill a non-ongoing vacancy. Any personal details submitted to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority Non-Ongoing Register will only be used for the purpose for which they are provided. We will not use your personal details for any other purpose, and will not disclose them, without your consent.

Your application will remain on the Non-Ongoing Employment Register will remain active for 4 months. After this period the register will be cleared and re-advertised. If you wish to remain on the register you will need to re-apply.

Please note this Non-Ongoing Employment Register is for job seekers only. We do not accept unsolicited resumes or application from recruitment agencies and/or search firms and will not pay fees to any such organisations without prior agreement.

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:

Please visit http://mdba.gov.au for selection criteria and applications.


6 Policy Advisor - Recreation and Open Space
Fairfield City Council

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: $71,372 to $76,860

CLOSING DATE: 28 November 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Council is seeking suitably qualified and experienced applicants for the position of Policy Advisor – Recreation and Open Space.

This position contributes to establishing Fairfield City as a place with a diverse range of leisure and recreation opportunities to enhance the quality of life for residents, workers and visitors.

Key responsibilities include preparing programs including the identification of funding sources, identifying community needs for recreation facilities and services and the establishment of effective community consultation with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

The Policy Adviser – Recreation and Open Space, leads coordinates and delivers a range of projects that have a direct impact the provision of open space and recreation in the City of Fairfield.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Professional skills, qualifications and/or experience relevant, including one of more of the following fields of expertise:

  • Open space/urban design, leisure and recreation;
  • Asset planning and management;
  • Social health and wellbeing

The Policy Adviser – Recreation and Open Space is energetic, seeks community engagement and has a diverse set of professional skills including project management with experience and capacity to man-age multiple projects with competing demands.

Demonstrated experience and skills in policy and planning with a focus on strategic outcomes. The successful applicant will have strong teamwork, interpersonal, community negotiation/engagement skills with demonstrated success in generating income by securing grants.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications must address the knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience set out in the position description. A position description is available from the contact person listed above, or from Council’s Website.

To apply online, visit Council’s Website www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au and select the Quick Link for Career Opportunities. Applications should be addressed to the undersigned and received by the closing date. Applicants must be prepared to undergo a medical examination at Council's expense. Fairfield City Council is a smoke-free work-place and is an EEO employer.


7 Policy and Compliance Coordinator
st bartholomew's house

LOCATION: Perth, WA

SALARY: $65,763-$69,083

CLOSING DATE: 17 November

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SUMMARY:

St Bartholomew's House Mission:

To assist the homeless of today to rebuild their lives and act to prevent the homelessness of tomorrow.

  • Make a Difference to People's Lives
  • Non for Profit Industry, helping the community
  • Strong Culture with core values of Justice, Dignity, Privacy and Excellence

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Tertiary qualification in relevant area, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 4 years experience in a policy or compliance role
  • Demonstrated capacity to interpret legal and policy documents, including legislation
  • Well developed knowledge of and experience in policy review, drafting and development
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake research, analyse relevant information, and present findings in a coherent way
  • Demonstrated high level organisational, administrative and project management skills
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, written, presentation and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and policy trends in relation to homelessness
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office pro-grams, including Word and Excel
  • Current valid WA Drivers Licence (Class C)
  • Applied First Aid Certificate (with at least four months validity)
  • Current police clearance certificate not more than three months old

APPLICATIONS:

In addition to providing your CV, all applicants must address the job criteria in a separate document of no more than a total of two pages and complete a St Bartholomew's House Job Application form.

All applicants can access an Application form and Job description from www.stbarts.org.au

Please email your application pack to the HR Admin Officer Sandy Lopez via email: hradmin.officer@stbarts.org.au or telephone: (08) 9323 5121.


8 Development Policy Officer
City of Onkaparinga

LOCATION: Adelaide, SA

SALARY: $79,000 to $84,000

CLOSING DATE: 24 November 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The City of Onkaparinga has never been so accessible following the recent completion of the Southern Expressway duplication and electrification of the Seaford railway line, providing access to our Noarlunga Office in 45 minutes from the Adelaide CBD. We are the largest metropolitan council in South Australia, supporting over 166,000 residents and managing some 518 sq km of diverse landscapes from hills, beaches, coastal and rural lands to activity centres, employment precincts, urban suburbs and master planned residential estates.

You are invited to join our dynamic team of development policy planners and to help shape the future form and function of this diverse and changing city. Key policy issues to be addressed over the coming years include urban infill and regeneration, rejuvenation of activity centres, enhancement of township character, facilitating sustainable tourism, and protection of rural character and heritage.

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

The position is responsible for overseeing strategic and development policy related projects including Development Plan Amendments and associated investigations, studies and research. The successful applicant will provide professional planning advice to elected members, external stakeholders and other sections of the organisation – demonstrating their ability to formulate policy that provides a balance between the economic dimensions of urban and rural policy whilst addressing community and political expectation.

Applicants are asked to prepare a concise application letter (maximum two pages) to accompany their curriculum vitae. The letter should address the position’s major accountabilities and responsibilities, skills, knowledge, experience and qualification requirements. The position description is available to download from www.onkaparingacity.com/jobs


9 Senior Policy Officer
Department of Environment and Primary Industries

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: $83,749 - $101,330

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

An excellent opportunity exists for an interested and suitably experienced individual to join the Department of Environment and Primary Industries’ Biosecurity Division.

The Senior Policy Officer – Chemicals provides high level policy advice to senior departmental management to inform the development and review of chemical policy as it relates to plant and animal chemical control of use regulation in Victoria.

The role works closely with other specialists in the department to develop, guide implementation and evaluate agricultural and veterinary chemical policy and regulatory standards.

This position also works with other key staff to en-sure national chemical policy issues are effectively influenced and, where appropriate, integrated into state policy.

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:


10 Senior Policy and Research Officer
Department of Justice

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

The Senior Policy & Research Officer critiques policy and undertakes complex research on issues relating to disability and mental health. The Senior Policy & Research Officer works closely with the Advocate Guardian and Volunteer Programs to ensure the systemic advocacy of the Office is informed by a strong evidence-base and incorporates the experiences of people with disability. The Senior Policy & Research Officer exercises leadership in the analysis of complex policy issues, conducts complex research that provides evidence for the positions of the Office, provides expert advice to senior management, prepares submissions and other policy documents and engages with internal and external stakeholders.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

In this role you will:

  • undertake and initiate complex independent research and analysis on policy change topics consistent with the Office’s priorities
  • use awareness of current policy issues and research relating to disability, mental health and ageing to provide OPA with innovative thinking and analysis on issues affecting the lives of people with disability
  • initiate and maintain relationships with senior internal and external stakeholders, including people with disability, community representatives, researchers, government representatives and families and carers
  • manage and lead allocated research and systemic advocacy projects.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  1. demonstrated specialist knowledge and understanding of policy issues relevant to people with disability
  2. demonstrated experience in undertaking complex research and policy analysis
  3. interpersonal skills – builds strong relationships and develops an understanding of others in order to motivate them and confidently addresses conflict and other difficult situations
  4. stakeholder management – establishes effective relationships with stakeholders, and assesses, develops and negotiates innovative solutions to complex issues. ves and families and carers.

APPLICATIONS:

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be up-loaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats. Applicants must succinctly address the key selection criteria.


11 Team Leader Strategic Policy
City of Gold Coast

LOCATION: Gold Coast, QLD

SALARY: $83077.63 to $87941.57

CLOSING DATE: 28 November 2014

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SUMMARY:

If you are passionate, enjoy a challenge and want to work for one of the fastest developing cities in Australia, if excellent working conditions and exciting project work is something you find attractive, we have an opportunity for you.

We are working hard to build a vibrant city, maintain our enviable Gold Coast lifestyle and ensure our city will be thriving, sustainable and attractive into the future.

The lifestyle opportunities, weather, career development and growth are some reasons why working for Gold Coast City Council may be the best decision you've made. We're making our mark on South-East Queensland... come and make your mark with us.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The City of Gold Coast's Planning and Environment Directorate is looking for an experienced town planner to fulfil the role of Team Leader Strategic Policy within the Regional Planning team. This team sits within the City Planning Branch and is responsible for the initiation, development and management of key strategic projects related to strategic land use planning for the City.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Essential: Do you have a tertiary qualification in Urban and Regional Planning?

Essential: Do you have experience in the application of land use planning principles and methods? Please provide details.

Essential: Do you have experience leading and managing project teams? If so, please outline your experience.

Essential: Do you have a good understanding of the legislation influencing planning, development and the environment within South-East Queensland?

Essential: Do you have experience in strategic planning? If yes, please detail your experience.

APPLICATIONS:

Please click here to apply online.


12 Adviser Public Policy
Australian Industry Group

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

There are few professional opportunities as fulfilling as representing industry on the major policy issues facing Australia. Translating the industry perspective on disruptive technologies, the digital economy, regulatory reform, product stewardship, broadband and other infrastructure and many other issues helps to increase and sustain national economic prosperity.

The Australian Industry Group, which leads the creation of policy on behalf of Australian industry, is seeking a new adviser to join its policy team and help influence the national policy agenda.

Reporting to the Principal National Adviser, Public Policy this position will be responsible for co-ordinating policy work relating to the digital economy and digital technologies, convening regular industry forums for the digital, appliance and consumer electronics sectors and contributing to the organisation’s broader national policy agenda. The right person will have strong public policy instincts and be comfortable, fluent and strategic in communicating with major external stakeholders in business, government and beyond.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

To be effective, you will most likely be degree qualified in economics or political science, and have previous experience in public policy, particularly relating to the digital economy. Importantly, you will also understand that the Ai Group is committed to playing an apolitical role in working with government at all levels.

APPLICATIONS:

If you have those special qualities that will deliver success in this role, then please send your application to Paul Wearing, Senior Human Resources Generalist, atwork@aigroup.asn.au.


INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

13 Field Officer
Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development

LOCATION: Myanmar

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 19 November 2014

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SUMMARY:

NICCO is currently implementing a project for the improvement of hygienic environment and the pro-vision of primary health care in the border areas in the Kayin State through the capacity building of lo-cal persons and communities.In addition to the on-going project components such as training of health volunteers and construction of small scale medical facilities, NICCO plans to introduce Eco San Toilet* into our project sites as anew component. (*Eco San Toilet or Ecological Sanitation Toilet has urine-diversion systems and makes organic manure and fertilizer from human wastes. Eco san toilet is considered to be a possible approach to sanitize human excreta and recover nutrients for agriculture.)

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The key role of this position is to undertake planning, coordination, delivery and evaluation of the project components to build the capacity of target communities under the direct supervision of Field Coordinator. In order to play this pivotal role, the successful candidate is well-planned, well-coordinated and attentive to the community needs.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Be the initiative lead to strategically plan, implement and monitor the activities for the improvement of hygienic environment.
  • Plan, organize and deliver training to the community members in cooperation with Myanmar government and relevant actors.
  • Develop and maintain relevant training materials based on the communities’ needs.
  • Coordinate with local health organizations and other relevant actors.
  • Identify difficulties and constraints encountered and report to Field Coordinator with suggestions and possible solutions.
  • Assist Field Coordinator in developing NICCO’s project plans and progress reports of field work in accordance with the set work plan, and conducting ongoing needs assessments as required.
  • Instruct and train Field Assistants and manage their tasks.
  • Prepare monthly work plan.
  • Write weekly activities report.
  • Perform the other duties as required.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • A certified civil engineer.
  • At least 5years of relevant experience.
  • Previous working experience in a rural setting, and ease in dealing with rural communities.
  • Understanding of challenges faced by rural communities in relation to poor health and lack of knowledge.
  • Able to work both independently with limited supervision and as a part of team, particularly,in a remote area.
  • Able to frequently travel to the project sites located outside Hpa An.
  • Able to live and work with minimum available basic facilities in the field.
  • Excellent Inter-personal skills, communication skills, problem-solving skills and non-judgmental attitude towards people with different ethnic back-grounds.
  • Experience of working in cross-cultural environment.
  • Able to work under pressure and manage schedule to meet deadline.
  • Excellent spoken and written skills in English and Burmese (Sagaw and/or Poe Kayinis a plus).
  • Good computer skills(Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point).

APPLICATIONS:

Interested persons should submit a CV and a Cover Letter together with a recent photo by email to: nicco.hpaan@gmail.com before 31st October 2014.


14 Education Specialist
Commonwealth of Learning

LOCATION: Vancouver, BC, Canada

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 24 November 2014

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SUMMARY:

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) helps governments and institutions to expand the scale, efficiency and quality of learning by using new approaches, appropriate technologies, and open and distance learning (ODL) methodologies. Headquartered in Vancouver, COL promotes innovation and works with national and international partners to facilitate learning in support of sustainable development goals.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

COL is seeking an eminent and senior professional to join as an Education Specialist – Healthy Communities to lead and manage a portfolio of activities around the Commonwealth in the use of mass media and other appropriate technologies in support of community health leading to sustainable development. This involves advising governments, institutions and organisations on policy and the use of appropriate technologies for developing skills in community health.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Applicants should have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience working in open, distance and technology-mediated learning and training re-lated to community health. The position requires proficiency with office technology and a readiness to travel internationally.

Must be a Commonwealth citizen, with ability to network across multilateral organisations and to work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds. An ability to exercise professional judgment, diplomacy and work in a team, while representing COL’s interest internally or externally, is paramount to this role.

APPLICATIONS:

Interested applicants must provide a resume and cover letter highlighting their professional back-ground. Applications must be submitted by email to opportunities@col.org While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, those who have not been contacted by January 31, 2015, should consider that there will be no follow-up to their application.

Applications from women candidates are particularly encouraged.


15 Programme Officer
International Center on Small Hydro Power

LOCATION: China

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 28 November 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

International Center on Small Hydro Power (IC-SHP) is a public and non-profit institution directly under the auspices of United Nations Industrial and Development Organization (UNIDO), China’s Ministry of Water Resources and Ministry of Commerce. ICSHP serves as the headquarters of the International Network on Small Hydro Power (INSHP), which is an international organization with more than 400 members from 78 countries.

World SHP Development Report Project:

The first World Small Hydropower Development Report (WSHPDR) will be published in the last quarter of 2013. The report includes country reports for all countries from all regions of this world that use or have small hydropower potential. Related to this ICSHP has collected case studies that need to be published separately.

There is an opportunity for two self-motivated team players to join the Secretariat to help with the Report. The work location is at ICSHP and successful candidates will support the publishing process related to the WSHPDR. As the secretariat communicates globally with francophone and Spanish-speaking countries, additional language skills are desirable. The role would suit a recent or experienced graduate in one of the following fields:

  • Journalism
  • Mass communication
  • Desktop publishing

Tasks include:

  • Editing/copy-editing and proofreading exist-ing articles
  • Concept development and follow-up research for new publication
  • Division support (e.g. project proposals, translations, newsletter, website contributions)
  • Maintaining contact with network members

SELECTION CRITERIA:

A Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) with a minimum of two years work experience in one of the following areas: journalism, publishing, environmental policy, renewable energy, engineering, international relations and economics.

Essential skills:

  • Native English or very good English level
  • Editing and proof-reading experience
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time
  • Ability to work autonomously and research given topics
  • Excellent communication skills to maintain relations with network members or other internation-al institutions
  • Excellent computer skills. Skills in desktop publishing software and knowledge and/or experience in the publishing industry is a plus

Desired skills:

  • Other languages
  • Project management
  • Desktop publishing/writing/editing
  • Ability to work in a team

APPLICATIONS:


16 Communications intern
ALNAP

LOCATION: London, UK

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 28 November 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

ALNAP is looking for a communications intern to provide social media, web and publications production support for our research and global events.

ALNAP is a unique system-wide network dedicated to improving humanitarian performance through increased learning and accountability. It was established in 1997, as a mechanism to provide a forum on learning, accountability and performance issues for the humanitarian sector, following the Joint Evaluation of Emergency Assistance to Rwanda (JEEAR), which led to demands for increased professionalisation of the humanitarian sector. ALNAP members span across the humanitarian sector, from UN and Red Cross organisations to governments and the private sector.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Essential

  1. Experience with social media and communications for non-profit/research organisations
  2. Fluent in English with excellent written communication skills
  3. Attention to detail, organisational skills and flexibility
  4. Cultural sensitivity and tact
  5. Self-motivated and enthusiastic about learning

Desired

  1. Familiarity with humanitarian work
  2. Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from undergraduate (have completed at least three full years of their programme) or master's programme
  3. Written language skills (particularly French, Spanish and Arabic)
  4. Experience with infographics and publication design
  5. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator)

APPLICATIONS:

In addition to a 2-page CV, please state your availability and ideal starting date, answer the following questions in a 1-page letter expressing your interest in an internship at ALNAP and send to Maria Gili (m.gili@alnap.org). We'll process applications on a rolling basis


17 Program Officer
International Youth Foundation (IYF)

LOCATION: Morocco

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 7 December 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 engaged citizens. IYF programs are catalysts for change that help young people obtain a quality education, gain employability skills, make healthy choices, and improve their communities. To learn more visit www.iyfnet.org.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Program Officer will support IYF’s Improved Livelihoods for Foum el Oued program in Foum El Oued. The purpose of the program is to help increase the standard of living of residents in Foum el Oued through building the organizational, income-generating, and youth outreach capacities of the region’s largest cooperative “Foum el Oued.” The Program Officer (PO), in close coordination with the Program Manager (PM), will support the develop-ment of a Rapid Community Appraisal (RCAs) and a Community Action Plan (CAP) for the area. The PO will then support IYF teams in building the capacity of local partners to implement youth friendly services. Hiring for this position will be contingent upon funding.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Work closely with the PM to support the implementation of the Improved Livelihoods for Foum el Oued program being implemented by IYF.
  • Support the timely implementation of an RCA and support the development of a CAP for the Foum el Oued cooperative that is consistent with project aims.
  • Support the design and delivery of capacity building workshops targeting the Foum el Oued co-operative and any other CSOs targeted by the program.
  • Support program M&E efforts, as required.
  • Contribute to periodic program reports which describe challenges facing the program.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • BA/BS in related technical field.
  • Three years of experience in planning and implementing youth programs, in either formal or non-formal settings in Morocco and/or the Middle East region.
  • Work experience in entrepreneurship and/or workforce development programs, including performance measurement and training, preferred.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the youth sector, including issues confronting young people in regards to their work-readiness, preferred.
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English, and fluency in French and Moroccan Arabic.
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to identify and set priorities and attend to all details in a professional manner.
  • The ability to work successfully within a variety of cross-cultural settings and make judgments in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent computer skills using MS Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

APPLICATIONS:

Please submit the following documents in English via email to jobs@iyfnet.org with "Morocco – Program Officer-Foum El Qoued" in the subject line:

  • Completed IYF Field Office Application for Employment
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

To be eligible for this position, applicants must have the legal authority to work and reside in Morocco; this position is a local hire position.

The International Youth Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


18 Women's Protection and Empowerment Coordinator
International Rescue Foundation

LOCATION: Russian Federation

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 22 November 2014

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SUMMARY:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is recognized globally as a leader in preventing and responding to violence against women. Our comprehensive approach supports the pursuit of the IRC’s broader vision: a world where women and girls live free from violence as valued and respected members of their community.

Program Summary:

The IRC’s Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) program in Chechnya, Russia, began in 2010 and continues to work towards enhancing the protection and empowerment of women and girls through supporting local organizations to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. The IRC is supporting an emerging network of women’s organisations by providing technical sup-port and guidance on network, partnership and co-ordination building, developing a common voice, vision, mission, and strengthening solidarity be-tween them. The IRC has also been supporting these local services providers through strategic, needs-based, practical capacity building initiatives on a range of areas, including holistic models for supporting GBV survivors, women’s protection and empowerment, and administrative, organizational and financial development and sustainability.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The IRC is aiming to a) continue strengthening its partnership, mobilisation and movement building work with the emerging network of Chechen women’s NGOs, b) extend this work to support inter- and intra-regional networks and coalitions addressing women’s protection and empowerment across five republics in the North Caucasus, including Chechnya. As part of this process, the IRC is seeking a WPE Coordinator with experience in rights-based initiatives, civil society, gender, and women’s mobilisation, organising or network building to provide technical support, guidance and oversight to the IRC WPE program and its NGO partner organisations. The WPE Coordinator will ideally have experience working in the post-Soviet and post-conflict context, especially on issues affecting women, girls and civil society, or in similar contexts to Chechnya, North Caucasus.

The WPE Coordinator is key in leading programs implementation, providing technical support and guidance to IRC’s WPE staff, local women’s NGO partners, and ensuring the delivery of quality programming and activities. The WPE Coordinator re-ports to the Head of Office.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Advanced University degree in social sciences, humanities, human rights, gender, or other relevant field or the equivalent in professional work
  • 2 + years work experience with civil society, specifically women-focused groups or organisations, participatory methods of community mobilisation or network/coalition/movement building
  • Strong experience and skills in facilitating practical workshops, providing guidance, and educating others on rights, network building, GBV, specific issues affecting women
  • Demonstrated experience of facilitating and promoting activities on well-being, self-care, safety or integrated safety for women/girls, women’s NGOs/groups
  • Clear understanding of how power, inequality, violence, and oppression impact upon the lives of women and girls and those working with them
  • Strong ability to respect differences of culture, opinion and lived experiences while upholding rights-based principles and women’s protection and empowerment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, positive and professional attitude, ability to lead and work well in a team setting and with multiple partners
  • Strengths in listening, empathy, flexibility, and creativity
  • Experience of working in the post-Soviet space - strongly preferred
  • Fluency in English Language - essential. Russian language skills – desired

APPLICATIONS:

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

To Apply: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/apply.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=11162


19 Syria Programme Coordinator
SPARK

LOCATION: Turkey

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 23 November 2014

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SUMMARY:

SPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship, so that young ambitious people are em-powered to lead their conflict-affected society into prosperity. SPARK is a dynamic and growing not-for-profit development organization with 80 staff members that helps young entrepreneurs to start or grow their own businesses. SPARK is achieving its mission by organizing business plan competitions, business skills training, SME coaching and mentoring, business incubation, SME financing, intensive higher vocational summer courses, curriculum development and quality assurance at universities and higher vocational education institutions.

SPARK focuses on small and growing businesses, in post conflict states such as, and not limited to: Burundi, Kosovo, Liberia, Mali, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Somalia and South Sudan.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

SPARK is currently looking to fill the position of:

Syria Programme Coordinator

The Syria Programme Coordinator (SPC) will be assigned to work under supervision of the Senior Programme Manager on SPARK’s programme in Turkey and Syria. The SPC will have overall responsibility for coordinating SPARK’s educational projects aimed at supporting Syrian youth affected by the conflict in Syria, as well as projects aimed at entrepreneurship and private sector development in Turkey and Syria. The position is based in Gaziantep, Turkey with travel in the region and Syria (depending on the security situation).

Responsibilities:

  • Under supervision of the Programme Manager, ensure smooth management and implementation of SPARK projects (PCM);
  • Supervise financial and administrative management of SPARK office in Gaziantep;
  • Maintain relations with the cooperation partners (including Turkish authorities) and donor community;
  • Provide organizational and logistical support for other missions and ongoing activities in the region;
  • Continuous fundraising and proposal development;
  • Other tasks as required.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Educational background or relevant experience in Middle Eastern studies, Higher Education, International development or a related field;
  • Practical experience in a prior comparable position is an advantage;
  • Thorough knowledge of the political and economic situation in the MENA region;
  • Good knowledge of legal and regulatory frame-work in Turkey;
  • Proven organizational skills and the ability to work independently;
  • Accurate, structured and precise;
  • Multitasking;
  • Flexible and responsible;
  • Fluent in English and knowledge of Arabic. Turkish language skills are an asset;
  • Strong writing and reporting skills;
  • Good communication and social skills and the ability to work in a multicultural setting.

APPLICATIONS:

If you are interested, please send your letter of motivation and your CV (in English) to vacancy[at]spark-online.org with Reference: Syria Programme Coordinator For questions, please contact Kaan Ozdurak: +31 (0) 20 753 0311.


20 Economist
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

LOCATION: Cairo, Egypt

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 30 November 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Applications from qualified women as well as from qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged Persons with dis-abilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the overall guidance of the Assistant Director General/Regional Representative (RNE) and the Water Scarcity Initiative Delivery Manager and the direct supervision and guidance of the Project Manager/Chief Technical Adviser and in close collaboration with the Water Scarcity Initiative Delivery Team, the Economist will contribute to the implementation of the project “Support Cooperation on Water Resource Management in the Lower Mesopotamia (Tigris and Euphrates basin in Iran, Iraq and Syria) “. In particular, the incumbent will:

  • Assist with the coordination of the different activities of the project, in particular the establishment of hydroeconomic modelling for the lower Mesopotamia region and its sub-basins, including hydrologic and environmental risk assessment”, and monitor delivery of results;
  • Analyze relevant agricultural, economic and social related data, statistics and information for in-put in various documents participate in the preparation and revision of technical documents in accordance with standards and requirements ;
  • Contribute to the formulation and implementation of ground projects and to assess the socio-economic impact of the introduced interventions;
  • Support the coordination of and serve as a re-source person at the different training programmes, workshops and expert meetings of the project;
  • Perform any other duties as required

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Advanced university degree in agriculture economics and/or water resources management
  • Three years of relevant experience in the field of agricultural water management in one or more of the following areas: water economics and development programs in water management, economics policy and institutions, agricultural water economics issues
  • Working knowledge of English Selection criteria:
  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable
  • Extent and relevance of academic qualifications
  • Extent and relevance of experience in review-ing and analyzing issues related to development of agricultural water economics and extent of knowledge of different water issues in the Near East and North Africa Region and in Lower Mesopotamia specifically including experience in watershed modelling and integrated economic modelling;
  • Good knowledge of statistical software (SPSS, Stata, SAS, R-Project) and familiarity with mathematic modelling software. knowledge on FAO soft-ware (CROPWAT, AQUACROP, MASCOTTE) is considered an asset
  • Demonstrated ability for analytical work related to agricultural water economics
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Limited knowledge of Arabic is desirable

Please note that all candidates should possess computer/word processing skills and should be capable of working with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

* The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to the extension of appointments

APPLICATIONS:

For guidelines to applicants, please visit the Application Toolkit at http://www.fao.org/employment/current-vacancies/project/en/

Send your application to:
     V.A RNE-89-14-PRJ
     Operations Unit
     11 El Eslah El Zerai Street, Dokki 12311 Cairo, Egypt
     P.O. Box 2223 Cairo
     Fax: 002 02 37495981; 002 02 33373419
     e-mail: RNE-89-14-PRJ@fao.org

Please note that FAO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director-General and may be assigned to any activities or office of the organization.


21 Capacity Building Coordinator
Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC)

LOCATION: Kabul, Afghanistan

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 30 November 2014

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SUMMARY:

Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a non-profit international development agency,working in Asia and Africa to find sustainable solutions to the complex problems causing global poverty. Established in 1980, AKFC is a registered Canadian charity and an agency of the worldwide Aga Khan Development Network.

The French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) was founded in 2006 in a unique public-private partnership between the Governments of Afghani-stan & France, a French NGO – La Chaine de l’Espoir/Enfants Afghans and the Aga Khan Development Network through the Aga Khan University Hospital. The Institute has risen to the challenge of charting a course towards sustainable health solutions for Afghanistan. The FMIC provides modern pediatric surgery and will later offer obstetrics and neonatology services in order to contribute to the international effort to reduce maternal and infant mortality.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The primary responsibility of the incumbent is to develop tools for the capacity building interventions of the institution with the focus on training needs identification, planning and implementation of the training programs. In addition, the incumbent will also develop and implement Job Grading and staffing tools and process improvement.

Key Responsibilities include:

  1. Develop capacity building plans in line with the HR strategy and current and future needs of the institution.
  2. Suggest process improvement, in line with HR policies based upon the experience and cultural need.
  3. Ensure smooth HR operational support in var-ious facets of HR but not limited to recruitment, compensation, training, performance management and employee relations.
  4. Evaluate the quality of training programs and recommend the improvement initiatives
  5. Report the capacity building activities, challenges and recommendations on monthly bases to the senior management against planned activities
  6. Coordinate with IT or other resources to initiative e-Human Resources including training database

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Masters Degree in Human Resources.
  • At least 4-6 years’ of relevant experience.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and spoken
  • Excellent report writing skills, with proficiency in Microsoft suite
  • Strong relationship building skills and be a team players
  • Good analytical skills including ability to analyse and report data in a cohesive manner

APPLICATIONS:

How to Apply: https://akfc-recruit.fluidreview.com/

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an online application including their CV (not exceeding 3 pages), contact details of three professional references, example(s) of their written work and a covering letter explaining why they are best suited for the position. Deadline: Sunday November 30th, 2014 by 11:59pm EDT

To Apply:

You must login or register to submit an application. If this is your first online application please refer to the F.A.Q section for steps on how to apply for a position on our career site. If you have previously applied to a position on our website; login using your e-mail address and password to access your profile. Once logged in, you will be able to see the status of your prior applications and apply for new positions. Please note: applications submitted by email, mail or fax will not be reviewed.

Please note that due to the nature of funding for this position, the placement is only open to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Aga Khan Foundation is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network.


22 Communications Consultant For TI’s Climate Finance Integrity Programme
Transparency International (TI)

LOCATION: Berlin, Germany

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 26 November 2014

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SUMMARY:

Transparency International (TI) is the civil society organisation leading the global fight against corruption. TI currently has about 100 National Chapters around the world. Its International Secretariat is based in Berlin, Germany. Fighting corruption is crucial to achieving sustainable development and warding off human rights abuses.

TI’s Climate Finance Integrity Programme aims to ensure that public climate finance is safeguarded against corruption, misuse and other factors diluting its effectiveness of meeting climate change goals. The programme thus pursues policy and practice level solutions to enable greater transparency and accountability at all levels – from multilateral climate funds to project implementation. Since 2010, TI National chapters in more than 14 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia Pacific are engaged in supporting national climate policy development and monitoring decision-making and project financing in climate-related sectors. At the global level, TI aims to advance climate finance policies based on findings and recommendations concluded from TI’s anti-corruption assessments of seven multilateral climate funds.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

To help support this global and national advocacy and communications work, TI seeks aCommunications Consultant. The consultancy is envisaged to provide support of approximately 100 days over a six to eight month period beginning in November 2014. The selected candidate will be expected to be present in Berlin for a minimum of two days each month.

Key deliverables:

In consultation with TI Secretariat and national chapters, specific deliverables will be agreed at the outset of the consultancy. The range of deliverables will be focused on media and programme visibility work.

This will include:

  • Working with the Programme Team to identify suitable topics and from there work to produce blog posts and news features for the TIS website, in conjunction with Programme Team and TIS Communications staff. These will form the content of three programme newsletters in the period November 2014 to end April 2015.
  • Also working with the Programme Team to support the preparation of press releases, speeches, and other communications products which will be identified in principle at the outset of, and refined at periodic intervals throughout, the consultancy.
  • Relay national (led by TI chapters) and region-al advocacy campaigns to international level.
  • Provide advice on national and local education campaigns, and promote their visibility globally.
  • Tracking, monitoring and reporting on new developments in climate governance and associated events.
  • Identify opportunities for further public relations work around the climate finance integrity work of the programme.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • At least five years of work experience related to journalism and communication, as a press/media/outreach officer in an international NGO or in the financial, private or public sector.
  • Good knowledge of and strong interest in cli-mate change, governance and corruption issues.
  • Excellent creative/journalistic writing skills, and creative approach to communications. Ability to conceptualise and develop visual media products, an advantage.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Excellent written communications in English.
  • Fluency in French and Spanish would be a dis-tinct advantage.
  • Dynamic self starter; highly motivated, comfortable in taking initiative and able to work with minimum supervision.

APPLICATIONS:

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably via email, a cover letter, CV, writing sample of published work (1,200 words maximum) and a financial proposal to: climateadvocacy@transparency.org.

Deadline for applications: 26 November 2014. Applications received by this date will take priority; however, late applications will be considered if the position has not been filled.

Please label the application documents as follows:

  • Last-name_Firstname_CFIPCommunicationsConsultant_Letter
  • Last-name_Firstname_CFIPCommunicationsConsultant _CV
  • Last-name_Firstname_CFIPCommunicationsConsultant _Sample

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The final selection process may involve timed performance tests and interviews.

Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about Transparency Inter-national, visit our website at www.transparency.org

For More Details: http://www.transparency.org/files/content/work/ToR_Communications_Consultant_CFIP_final.pdf


23 National Consultancy for Political Participation of Women Interventions
UN Women

LOCATION: Bangladesh

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 24 November 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Bangladesh is one of the growing democracies with a population of 166,280,712 of which male female ratio is 100% and 95%1, i.e. almost half of the population is women. Thus, there is enormous significance of this mass of women population to be participating in the decisions influencing their lives, specially, at the political arena.

In terms of governance structure Bangladesh is a two-tier parliamentary democracy with a unicameral central legislature. The central legislature/Parliament is elected through direct elections based on universal adult franchise for a tenure of five year. The Prime Minister leads the government and is the head of the party/coalition that forms the majority of the Parliament. The Parliament has 350 seats including 50 reserved seats for women, occupied by members elected from single-member constituencies for a 5 year term. The President is the constitutional head of state but this is mainly a ceremonial post elected by the Parliament. The country is divided into seven Administrative Divisions: Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Barisal and Sylhet, and Rangpur. Each Division is placed under a Divisional Commissioner and is further divided into Districts (Zila) headed by Deputy Commissioners. The Districts are further divided into Thanas or sub-districts, and Thanas are divided into Unions or rural micro-areas, which are divided into villages. Governance at the local level in rural areas is entrusted to Gram Parishads, Union Parishads, Thana/Upazila Parishads and Zila Parishads, while in urban areas it is entrusted to Wards, Pourashavas/Municipalities (for which three classifications exist based on size of population) and City Corporations.

Constitution of Bangladesh in 1972 stated that women’s rights in all spheres of national life must be ensured. Article 9 states that the state shall encourage local government institutions composed of representatives of the areas concerned, and in such institutions special representation shall be given as far as possible to peasants, workers and women. While quotas for women in the Parliament were introduced in 1972, total 50 seats were finally reserved for women’ representation in the parliament through evolving process. The Local Government Ordinance of 1976 was the first ordinance to be issued with a provision for increasing women’s representation in local governance. The Local Government (Union Parishads) (Second Amendment) Act of 1997 increased the number of seats in the Union Parishad to twelve and kept the number of seats reserved for women at three. However, it introduced direct elections for the three reserved seats, along the same lines as the elections to the general category seats. Additionally, the Act divides the union into nine wards for the election of the nine general category seats (one seat from each ward). For the three reserved seats, the union is divided into three wards, each of which is formed by grouping together three of the nine wards for general category seats. Following this, several circulars have been released by the government with the intention to assign more responsibilities to women in committees by including them in bigger numbers and giving them the chair of committees on particular issues such as primary education, old age benefits etc. Committees such as the Village Social Development Committee are also headed by women, and deal with issues such as collection of information on births and deaths, education, health awareness, family planning, violence etc. However, in practice how much women are in power exercising in decision making in those committees is a matter of further understanding.

Women’s opportunities and public participation have gone through significant changes in Bangladesh in recent decades. At the policy level, the government has brought in a strong gender equality agenda, e.g., the National Policy for Women’s Advancement, National Action Plan to strategically implement the policy, gender responsive budget etc. Government is keen on gender equality and gender mainstreaming and therefore, in planning the 7th five year plan is planned to be developed using a gender lens and hence out of 28 technical background papers one is exclusively focusing on gender equality to prioritize the dimensions of it in multi-sectoral planning.

However, even after all these efforts and even after women leading the national parliament and different Ministries, the overall participation of women in politics is still low due to many factors such as, 1. absence of an enabling environment for women’s political participation: 2. Patriarchal structures and bias against women’s participation in the public sphere 3. Women lack political linkages and con-tacts, 4. Lack of economic resources, 5. Lack of education and training, 6. Security concerns. As a whole the enabling environment is yet to be developed for more women to come in political leadership and decision making process in practice. The Representation of People’s Ordinance (RPO) 2013 (third amendment) requires all political parties to have at least 33% of women at all levels of the party (including in the Central Committee) and as candidates, by 2020. However, there are no mechanisms in place to monitor progress, and it appears that few parties have taken any specific measures to implement this. With this broad spectrum of political participation of women and women’s actual position in it, UN Women Bangladesh has a mandate to strengthen women’s decision making role in the society along with positively influencing women’s political participation and empowerment of women through change in policy and legislative framework, social norms and practice by working closely with politicians at different levels, civil society and rights- holders and duty-bearers at all stages directly or, and indirectly.

Building on the recommendations emerging from the BRIDGE Gender and Elections workshop implemented in Dhaka in 2013, and the findings of a study on gender and elections commissioned jointly by UN Women and the Embassy of Sweden, UN Women BCO will use the BRIDGE Gender and Elections module to build local level demand and capacity for implementing the requirements of the RPO.

For the purpose to initiate and continue its function as a catalyst and norm-setter on political participation of women Un Women is going to recruit a consultant organize events and facilitate the process of coordination for the thematic area of political participation and decision making of women.

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

Under overall guidance of the UN Women Country Representative and direct supervision of the UN Women National Programme Officer, the consultant will perform the following tasks:

Task 1: Support to organize the BRIDGE training

Task 2. Develop concept note and capacity on the is-sue of political participation.

Task 3: Coordination among different stakeholders at different levels and facilitating actions..

III. Duration of the assignment: 01 December, 2014 to March 31, 2015;

Duty station: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Expected places of travel: Divisional cities where the BRIDGE ToF is organized

For more information visit: http://www.unwomen-asiapacif-ic.org/docs/tor/2014/Bangla/20141112_Consultant_Pol_Participation.pdf

Submission package

  • CV
  • Letter of Interest containing the statement on candidate’s experience related to the ToR and expected fees.

Application to this vacancy should be sent to bangladesh.registry@unwomen.org by 24 November, 2014. Please insert Vacancy Announcement Number in the subject line of the email. Applications without the Vacancy Number or with incorrect Vacancy Number will not be accepted


24 Emergency Program Manager
Action Contre la Faim

LOCATION: Freetown, Sierra Leone

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 13 December 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The position: To implement and manage pa community based approach and support to local partners programme for Ebola response

Establish and supervise activities in the framework of Ebola response project

  • Define and implement the emergency operational strategy for ACF Ebola response in Western area
  • Construct a strong community based approach methodology and operation on health and hygiene EVD concerns
  • Assess and develop support to national/District stakeholders on Ebola Response
  • Develop operational and project cycle tools and implement
  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of the implemented activities
  • Monitoring his/her budget and targets achieved with reference to the project submission, and making any necessary adjustments in consultation with the Field Coordinator and the finance teams
  • In keeping with the policy of ACF as a learn-ing organisation, contributing to building on good practice, experience, and assessments

Strategy and project elaboration

  • Elaborate needs assessments and related re-ports
  • Provide gaps analysis for western area Ebola response
  • Collaborate on internal and external workshop on EVD response in Western area
  • Participate to project definition and writing as per needed

Supervision and team management

  • Organising and leading meetings with the team and individual staff members, on both a regular and ad hoc basis
  • Creating and supervising action plans for individual team members
  • Managing overall planning and the division and coordination of work in collaboration with his/her deputy
  • Lending support to teams in the organisation and coordination of their work
  • Resolving problems arising in the teams with the support of team managers and, when necessary, in consultation with mission Human Resources
  • Assisting with the team members' routine questions (on technical matters relating to Ebola response)

Represent ACF and develop emergency coordination for area of operation

  • Representing Ebola response community based approach at the level of the programme and the geographical area of intervention in district co-ordination meetings, meetings with the authorities and visits by funding bodies and partners
  • Identifying and closely coordinate with partners and other agencies in the area
  • Ensuring that the relationship established with partners respects the principles and values of the ACF partnership policy (currently being developed: trust, respect, common purpose, complementarily, transparency, mutual dependency and shared learn-ing...)
  • Closely coordinating with other ACF projects/sectors on external relations dynamic and partners

SELECTION CRITERIA:

You hold a master degree in humanitarian project management, international relations, health or re-lated relevant field, with a previous field experience in emergency (minimum 2 years) health, hygiene or disease outbreak response with at least one proven emergency implementation project management experience.

Recognized for your capacity to work under pressure and in different levels of coordination, you have developed good diplomatic communication, organizational skills and team management.

Good experience in emergency coordination settings, you are also able to manage stress linked to Ebola outbreak and precaution requirements. Previous experience in West Africa would be an advantage. Fluent in English required.

APPLICATIONS:

Volunteer status (VSI) or salaried status depending on relevant experience

Gross monthly salary ranging from €1600 to €1975 or €838 of VSI indemnity per month Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective accommodation and medical insurance

25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year

Pre departure training, at the HQ in Paris (1 to 2 weeks)

To Apply please visit: http://www.actioncontrelafaim.org/en/content/emergency-program-manager-freetown


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