MAKING POLICY WORK

Domestic and international policy-related career opportunities

Issue No. 161 - 17 September 2014

DOMESTIC OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment Register
    Torres Strait Regional Authority
    (Public sector /Thursday Island)
  2. 2014 Temporary Employment Register
    Attorney-General's Department
    (Private sector/Various)
  3. ACMA Temporary Register
    Australian Communications and Media Authority
    (Public sector/Various)
  4. Non-ongoing Temporary Employment Register
    Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal
    (Public sector/Melbourne or Sydney)
  5. General Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment Register
    Department of Human Services
    (Public sector/Sydney)
  6. Principal Policy Analyst
    Department of State Development, Business and Innovation
    (Public sector/Melbourne)
  1. Policy Specialist
    UnitingCare Children
    (Public sector/Sydney)
  2. Policy Adviser
    NPS MedicineWise
    (NGO/Sydney)
  3. Senior Media and Policy Advisor
    Department of Finance
    (Public sector/Perth)
  4. Policy Advisor
    Victorian Healthcare Association
    (Private sector/Melbourne)
  5. Policy Advisor
    NSW Business Chamber
    (Private sector/Sydney)
  6. Temporary Registry
    Murray-Darling Basin Authority
    (Public sector/Canberra

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Communications and Outreach Officer
    Internews
    (NGO sector/Juba, South Sudan)
  2. Women’s Economic Empowerment Specialist
    UN Women
    (NGO sector/Cambodia)
  3. Program Director
    Adventist Development and Relief Agency
    (NGO sector/Philippines)
  4. Gender Mainstreaming Advisor
    UNDP
    (NGO sector/Indonesia)
  5. Communications and Knowledge Building Program Coordinator
    AWID
    (NGO sector/Canada)
  6. Agricultural Officer (Social and Economic Impact)
    Food and Agriculture Organisation
    (NGO sector/Rome, Italy)
  1. Principal Programme Officer, Analysis
    ECOWAS
    (NGO sector/Nigeria)
  2. Gender Mainstreaming Advisor
    UNDP
    (NGO sector/Indonesia)
  3. Education Programme Officer
    Aga Khan Foundation
    (NGO sector/Geneva)
  4. Senior Research Specialist
    Princeton University
    (Private sector/ New Jersey)
  5. Environmental Expert
    Mekong River Commission
    (NGO sector/Lao)
  6. European Public Partnerships Officer
    Conservation International
    (NGO sector/Brussels, Belgium)

DOMESTIC OPPORTUNITIES

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

LOCATION: Thursday Island, QLD

SALARY: $41,914 - $128,875

CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2015

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

SELECTION CRITERIA:

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

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

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

Notes

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

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

APPLICATIONS:

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


2 2014 Temporary Employment Register
Attorney-General's Department

LOCATION: Canberra, ACT

SALARY: $43,957 - $131,869

CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

Notes

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

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

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

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


3 The ACMA Temporary Register
Australian Communications and Media Authority

LOCATION: Various

SALARY: $55,713 - $133,747

CLOSING DATE: 10 October 2014

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SUMMARY:

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

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

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

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

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

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

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW or Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: $55,911 - $119,577

CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

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

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

SELECTION CRITERIA:

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

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

APPLICATIONS:

Please click here to apply online.


5 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.


6 Principal Policy Analyst
Department of State Development, Business and Innovation

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: $102,725 - $137,467

CLOSING DATE: 22 September 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (DSDBI) is the Victorian Government's lead agency for the promotion and facilitation of the State's economic development. The Department develops and implements a diverse range of programs and projects designed to attract and facilitate investment, encourage exports, generate job opportunities, stimulate innovation, and promote Victoria nationally and internationally.

The Principal Policy Analyst will report to the Director, Strategic Policy Energy and Earth Resources (SPEER) within the Energy and Earth Resources Di-vision (EER) of DSDBI. SPEER guides the development and implementation of the Government’s high level strategy to: ensure that Victoria’s energy supplies are secure and efficient, safe and reliable, accessible and affordable, and increasingly sustainable; and develop strategy and policy for key earth resources, sectors and issues.

This role is responsible for setting policy direction and providing strategic policy advice to the Minister, Secretary, Deputy Secretary and senior executives from across EER on diverse, complex and challenging policy and legislative issues facing Victoria’s energy and earth resources sectors. The Principal Policy Analyst will work closely with, and provide leadership to, a high performing, engaged team, fostering a culture of excellence, responsiveness and flexibility.

This role will also be required to represent the Department in senior internal and external forums and to build and maintain strong, extensive networks.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

The successful candidate will have a substantial knowledge government policy in the energy and earth resources sectors. They will be strong analytically and have a proven track record of being able to present thoroughly researched and pragmatic policy solutions to satisfy a complex group of stake-holders. They will need a solid understanding of policy concepts and an ability to apply sound economic frameworks to the preparation of strategic advice.

APPLICATIONS:

For a confidential discussion, please call Mayuran Sivapragasam on (03) 9092 2090. For further information on the position, including a position description, and to apply please visit www.careers.vic.gov.au.

Applications close midnight 22 September 2014 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.


7 Policy Specialist
UnitingCare Children, Young People and Families

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 22 September 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

UnitingCare Children, Young People and Families is a not-for-profit organisation who provide a range of services for children, young people and families throughout New South Wales.

We have a unique opportunity for a Policy Specialist who will be responsible for the development and quality control of all levels of organisational policy. You will also be accountable for driving and map-ping the policy structure, as well as the main contact for policies across the organisation.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

The successful applicant will require:

  1. Formal qualifications in Business, Communication or Information Management
  2. Proven experience in organisational policy and procedure writing of at least 3 years
  3. Exceptional verbal and written communication and negotiation skills
  4. High level of skills in consultation, collaboration and finding solutions
  5. Demonstrated project management experience skills
  6. Proven ability to set work priorities and meet agreed deadlines
  7. Advanced proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite
  8. Valid Drivers’ license and the ability to undertake intrastate travel as required.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications Close 9 am 22 September 2014

For more information and to apply please visit our website www.getacareerthatmatters.com.au

We will require a “Working with Children Check” under the Commission for Children and Young People Act 1998. It is illegal for Prohibited Persons to apply. We are accredited as an EOWA employer of choice for women. We are an EEO Employer and are committed to principles of Diversity.


8 Policy Adviser
NPS MedicineWise

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 18 September 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Drive our organisational involvement in government and stakeholder policy engagement and provide the organisation with timely and relevant analysis and advice to inform business planning and operations. The organisation is going through an exciting period of change against a backdrop of a changing health system and communications environment. The role has the ability to lead new opportunities in policy communications, developing and refining relationship management and environmental and policy analysis processes.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. At least 3-5 years relevant experience in a similar role
  2. Excellent policy analysis skills and a demonstrable knowledge of policy processes and levers, particularly within the health sector
  3. Influential communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills
  4. Excellent project management, time management and analytical skills
  5. Demonstrated team player with a strong solution-focused approach
  6. A degree in social science, health policy, public health, business, strategy, communications or other relevant field
  7. Knowledge of the health sector and, ideally, the communications environment

APPLICATIONS:

Independent, evidence-based and not-for-profit, NPS MedicineWise helps people make the best decisions about medicines and other medical choices to achieve better health and economic outcomes.

We provide consumers and health professionals with practical tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests. Our vision is to be an innovative change leader, trusted for our objective, collaborative and evidence-based approach to medicines and other medical choices.

http://www.nps.org.au

Help make Australia more medicinewise.

For a full position description which outlines the specific role requirements and to see why NPS MedicineWise is such a great place to work, please visit: http://www.nps.org.au/careers

Contact: Hayley Robertson on (02) 8217 8784 for more information. No agencies please. You must be eligible to work in Australia.


9 Senior Media and Policy Advisor
Department of Finance

LOCATION: Perth, WA

SALARY: $90,000

CLOSING DATE: 18 September 2014

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SUMMARY:

This is an opportunity to work with an energetic Member of the House of Representatives in a challenging, fast-paced role – involving lots of multi-tasking.

This job involves assisting the Member to generate and promote campaigns of local, State-wide and national significance, engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, from constituents to counterparts in political, industry and academic offices.

SUMMARY:

Responsibilities will include:

  • Frequent travel to Canberra overseeing parliamentary, policy and community activities
  • Provide political and policy advice, research and briefing on a wide range of policy areas
  • Liaise closely with caucus members and their staff about issues in their electorates
  • Organise events
  • With the Researcher, provide input on speeches, media releases and public comment on a wide range of issues
  • Prepare briefing materials for the Member ahead of public events (attendance at events as required)
  • Planning and participating in community events
  • Overseeing the operation of the electorate office
  • And other duties as required

SELECTION CRITERIA:

What we are looking for:

Intelligence

Progressive values

Passion for policy and politics

The ability to write with flair

Strong IT skills, and

An understanding that politics is not for the faint-hearted

APPLICATIONS:

The position is offered under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 and conditions are outlined in the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2012-2015.

A commencing salary of more than $90,000 will be paid, comprising $81,209.00 salary and an allowance of between $11,394.00 and $15,191.00, in recognition of, and as compensation for, reasonable additional hours of work.

A probationary period of three months will apply.

Applications setting out details of experience and the names of two referees should be forwarded to: colleen.thornton-ward@aph.gov.au

Applications close on Thursday 18 September, 2014. For further information please contact Colleen Thornton-Ward on 08 92723411 -0407752815.


10 Policy Advisor
Victorian Healthcare Association

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 22 September 2014

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SUMMARY:

The Victorian Healthcare Association is the industry association for public and not-for-profit healthcare providers in Victoria. Our members include public and not-for-profit hospitals, rural and regional health services, community health services, aged care facilities and Medicare Locals.

SUMMARY:

We're looking for a skilled policy professional to join a growing team of policy advisors responsible for driving the VHA's policy and advocacy activities. This role is an exciting opportunity to influence health policy and work with some of the most senior figures in the public health sector in Victoria. You will report to the Director, Policy and Strategy and work closely with other members of the policy and strategy team.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Well-developed conceptual, analytical, re-search and evaluation skills
  • Outstanding communication skills, including the ability to forge and maintain effective relationships with a range of stake-holders
  • Experience of an area of VHA policy activity. Applications from individuals with knowledge of health integration or primary and community health will be particularly welcomed.

APPLICATIONS:

A salary commensurate with skills and experience will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

For a position description and key selection criteria, please visit our website at www.vha.org.au/jobs

Applications should include:

  • A short cover letter
  • A response to the key selection criteria (maximum two pages). Applications without this response will not be considered.
  • A current CV

11 Policy Advisor
NSW Business Chamber

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 23 September 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

An opportunity has become available for a Policy Advisor based in North Sydney within the NSW Business Chamber (NSWBC). This is an ideal position for a candidate wanting to use their expertise to assist in developing and advocating policy positions and advance the interests of businesses in NSW.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Policy, you will be responsible for providing research, analytical, writ-ing and organisational support to the wider NSWBC Policy Team. To be successful in this role you will have already established a solid professional network and career working history within policy. Key activities of this role will involve producing reports and briefs on business policy issues, as well as monitoring developments of relevant policy areas and working to address identified NSWBC member concerns.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

To be successful in being considered for the shortlist for the role you will have met the following criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline – business, economics, law, public policy or communications
  • 5 years or greater experience working in policy and advocacy
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills and ability to develop quality policy assistance and communication
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of issues impacting business across NSW
  • Demonstrated capacity to establish, manage and influence a wide range of stakeholders including Government representatives
  • Previous experience working within a member-ship organisation or a political office would be favourably regarded

APPLICATIONS:

If you believe you are what we are seeking, we would like to hear from you. Please take the time to either call Elle Akari on 02 9458 7660 to discuss or you can email enquiries to elle.akari@nswbc.com.au. You can also apply directly by clicking here.


12 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.


INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

13 Communications and Outreach Officer - South Sudan
Internews

LOCATION: Juba, South Sudan

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 18 September 2014

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SUMMARY:

The Communications and Outreach Officer works closely with all project departments, coordinating both internal and external communications for the Internews South Sudan project. This position creates communications strategies and delivers tools and materials to maximize the external outreach for Internews’ work. The ideal candidate will have experience with multimedia reporting, an excellent experience and track record in public relations, as well as an appreciation for Internews’ mission. The work produced will be suitable for a range of audiences and uses.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Create strategies to socialize reports, stories and other materials generated from the project to an external audience, within the context of current sensitivities related to privacy, protection and the nature of the current conflict.

Be responsible for drafting timely accurate press releases for key events, publications and advocacy issues as they arise.

Work closely with M&E team on donor reporting, and dissemination of research and project outputs.

Create multimedia content, including print, web, photos, video, audio interviews, and edited multi-media pieces that promote the project to external target audiences.

Author and edit project related success stories that demonstrate impact and potential for scaling up best practice.

Create and manage contacts and media database, (including entering and maintaining data and running reports, etc.).

Coordinate the logistical planning and execution of public events such as panel discussions, and forums. Work with project teams to coordinate publicity of event, manage registration, coordinate event follow-up, and other tasks related to event management.

Lead in drafting internal and external written communications, including web content, print material, and social media content.

Assist in the implementation of organizational policy changes related to corporate branding and identity, social media policies etc.

Be responsible for program photo archives and internal information management tools.

Design, manage, and edit internal monthly project newsletter and other communication tools, such as weekly email project updates, etc.

Build and manage staff bios and database.

Establish contact with international media on the ground and pitch story ideas to reporters as appropriate.

Train project staff on photography, success stories and other relevant skills.

Liaise closely with the communications team in HQ to identify possible story pitches and web content.

Create social media content for Twitter, Facebook, etc. and ensure presence of Internews South Sudan project across all relevant social media platforms.

Arrange interviews with headquarters and field staff; create media strategies; and respond to general press inquiries as assigned.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Excellent written, verbal and overall communication skills in English.
  2. Demonstrated skills in photography, video production, and video editing (portfolio requested).
  3. Ability to write compelling and engaging stories for print, online, and social media, with journalistic accuracy and extraordinary attention to detail. (writing samples requested).
  4. Experience of Public Relations, and media / advocacy strategy development and management.
  5. Experience living and working in Africa and/or conflict/post-conflict environments.
  6. Ability to adjust to shifting political circumstances and create programming accordingly.
  7. Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics in the work place and experience supervising staff.
  8. Must be self-reliant, resourceful, good problem-solver, good humored, and flexible.
  9. Possess organizational skills and ability to prioritize work-load and meet deadlines.
  10. Minimum of 3-5 years of communications, outreach experience.
  11. Bachelor’s degree required in relevant subject area.
  12. Experience with all relevant software, such as InDesign, Photoshop etc.
  13. Ability to work independently, efficiently and reliably, to a high standard and to deadline.
  14. Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff.

APPLICATIONS:

Please visit Internews' website to apply https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH17/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=INTERNEWS&cws=1&rid=342 Or http://www.internews.org/jobs


14 Women’s Economic Empowerment Specialist
UN Women

LOCATION: Cambodia

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 4 September 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

As the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, UN

Women’s vision is of a world in which women and men have equal opportunities and capacities, where women are empowered and where principles of gender equality are firmly embedded in all efforts to advance development, peace and security. The fundamental objective of UN Women is to enhance national capacity and ownership to enable national partners to formulate gender responsive laws and policies and to upscale successful strategies to de-liver on national commitments to gender equality.

The work of UN Women Cambodia is informed by the Strategic Plan of UN Women 2014-2017 and its Annual Work Plan for Cambodia 2014-2015. Specifically, UN Women’s priorities in Cambodia include increasing and supporting women’s participation in public decision making processes, including in peace building and governance (with a particular focus on young women in governance); enhancing economic opportunities including the empowerment of women migrant workers and women’s rural livelihoods; strengthening mechanisms for the protection of women’s human rights with a particular focus on CEDAW; engendering Cambodia’s national response to HIV/AIDS; and preventing and responding to violence against women. UN Women strives to strengthen women’s voices and to ensure that women have the capacities and opportunities to influence the decisions that affect their lives.

The UN Women Cambodia Country Office’s (CCO) work on Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) in 2014 and 2015 is informed by the thematic priorities of the country office being transparency and prevention. In addition, this period sees a transition for the CCO into a leadership role on supporting the Government’s approach to WEE. Having supported the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to develop an Operational Strategy on WEE for the period 2014-2018 (OS-WEE), national and bi-lateral instruments to in-crease protection of women migrant workers (Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training), and mechanisms to increase coordination and cooperation on the prevention of labour trafficking (Ministry of Interior), the CCO wants to strengthen its strategic and technical policy advice to the Government for the prevention of economic and labour exploitation of women across sectors, especially migrant and domestic workers.

In addition to supporting the Government to strengthen the frameworks for the prevention of exploitation of migrant and domestic workers, the CCO also works with civil society organizations (CSOs) to increase their capacity to support migrant and domestic workers to protect themselves, through being able to monitor and report their experiences, and connect with and support each other.

In strengthening its support of the Government and civil society in preventing the exploitation of migrant and domestic workers, the CCO will continue to expand its programme in this sector. This will involve increasing resource mobilization through strategic communications and other strategic approaches, whilst connecting with Beijing Platform for Action plus 20 and Sustainable Development Goal processes.

In this regard, UN Women CCO seeks the technical and strategic services of a consultant to support the continued growth of its programme in relation to migrant and domestic workers.

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

Submission of application

Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to Cambodiaco.unwomen@unwomen.org and hr.bangkok@unwomen.org no later than 2 September 2014. Late application submission will be rejected.

Submission of package

  • Application letter explaining why the candidate is the most suitable for the work ;
  • CV;
  • Personal History Form (P11). The P11 Form can be downloaded from the following website: http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/about-us/jobs
  • Financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount breaking down the professional fee by day.

All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV, P11 and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further processing.

For more details visit: http://www.unwomen-asiapacif-ic.org/docs/tor/2014/KHM/20140827_KHM_TOR_WEE_Specialist_Extension.pdf


15 Program Director
Adventist Development and Relief Agency

LOCATION: Philippines

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Expected Outcome 1. ( Human Resources )

Program team members are qualified, have the opportunity to develop experience, access to adequate resources, and deliver expected individual and program results.

  • Support the Country Office (CO) in the recruitment of key program personnel, coordinators, specialists and project managers.
  • Provide appropriate program or project orientation to all program team members.
  • In collaboration with the Finance Unit, ensure the provision of logistics, procurement, and financial training to appropriate project team members.
  • Together with HR, periodically assess the performance of CO program team members and project managers.

Expected Outcome 2: (Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E))

Program and project progress, challenges and constraints are regularly assessed, communicated to relevant internal and external stakeholders for improvement and learning.

  • Regularly monitor project progress and advise project and CO management of areas for improvement and follow-up.
  • Maintain and update the program dashboard and reporting schedule, and shares them with team members as appropriate.
  • Oversee the program database development and management to ensure proper storage and use of project related documentation and programmatic analysis and learning.
  • Maintain donors informed of program and project progress, and any amendments needed in terms of project scope, targets, budget, and possible extensions.

Expected Outcome 3: (Govern-ment/Community/Church Relations)

Relationship building and regular liaison with key stakeholders is very important in this role.

  • Become an active member in INGO meetings such as PINGON, PHILCAN, etc. as appropriate.
  • Liaise with government, cluster groups, SDA institutions and churches, NGOs, and local communities in meetings and events.
  • Develop relationships with potential donors such as ECHO, OCHA, WFP, OFDA, JICA, USAID, etc., in the region with the objective of seeking more funding and opportunities of interventions.

Expected Outcome 4: (Program Management)

The Development and Emergency Program/projects are well implemented with a compassionate and Christian approach meeting the needs of the beneficiaries as well as of the donors.

  • Mentor and assist program members and project managers throughout the project cycle management steps:
    • Selection and validation of beneficiaries
    • Detailed implementation plan
    • M&E requirements
    • Logistics/Vehicle management
    • Activity implementation
    • Financial disbursements
    • Sourcing/Procuring of materials
    • Team meetings
    • Troubleshooting
  • Monitor projects on a regular basis and share monitoring reports with project managers and the country director. Areas for improvement will be considered and followed-up.
  • Ensure donor progress and financial reports are submitted according to submission schedule.
  • In coordination with the MEAL coordinator, ensure that project baseline, mid-term and final evaluations as well as lessons learned workshops are conducted and results disseminated.
  • Organize best practice and lessons learned results to be published to the ADRA network, donors, and local government.

Expected Outcome 5: (Business Development)

Future Development and Emergency projects are developed in consultation with key stakeholders and team members.

  • Drive the development of programmatic strategies with CO leaders and program team members.
  • Take primary responsibility for the development and quality control of proposals. This will be done in collaboration and coordination with the Business Development Coordinator.
  • Lead the overall planning for field assessments and ensure that processes are adequate and produce necessary information for proposal development.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. 7+ years of demonstrated experience in significant emergency response management roles
  2. Proficient program management and implementation skills
  3. Demonstrated experience with the undertaking of community assessments and analysis
  4. Demonstrated proposal development skills with a track record of many approved project proposals by a wide range of donors.
  5. DRR, finance, logistics and procurement knowledge and experience.
  6. Demonstrated mentoring, coaching, and team leadership skills
  7. Community Development and/or Disaster management degree from a tertiary academic institution
  8. A passion for social justice and community service delivery
  9. Proven experience of using MS office application (Word, Excel, Access)
  10. Willingness to frequently travel, sometimes under difficult conditions

Desirable

  • Masters degree in Community Development, Disaster Management or similar field.
  • Proficient verbal and written Tagalog language skills
  • Program Management/Implementation experience
  • Program Development Experience
  • Logistics, procurement and budget management experience
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to coach and train
  • Computer and data base management skills
  • Monitoring and evaluation experience
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Positive attitude and team player skills

APPLICATIONS:

Send your Cover letter and complete updated CV/resume including at least 3 character references with their contact numbers.

Through the following:
Addressed to:
Human Resource Officer

  • By email: humanresource@adra.ph
  • Walk-in or by post mail

Country Office

  • ADRA, JP Rizal St. Brgy. Sabutan, Silang, Cavite 4118

The position will be filled immediately once qualified applicant has been selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.


16 Gender Mainstreaming Advisor for REDD
UNDP

LOCATION: Indonesia

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 9 September 2014

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POSITION DESCRIPTION and APPLICATIONS:

Description of the assignment: Gender Mainstream-ing Advisor for REDD+

(National, 1 post)

Project name: REDD+

Period of assignment/services (if applicable): October – December 2015

Proposal should be submitted by email to redd-bids.id@undp.org cc to yusef.millah@undp.org; aryani.amir@undp.org; and t.wikaningtyas@undp.org no later than 9 September 2014.

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the ad-dress or e-mail indicated above. UNDP will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.

    1.DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUB-MITTING THE PROPOSALS.

    Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

    1. Proposal:

      (i) Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work

      (ii) Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work

    2. Financial proposal
    3. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references

    2.FINANCIAL PROPOSAL

    • Lump sum contracts

    The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a break-down of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).

    Travel:

    All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.

    In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed

    For more information: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=17721


    17 Communications and Knowledge Building Program Coordinator
    AWID

    LOCATION: Canada

    SALARY: Unspecified

    CLOSING DATE: 21 September 2014

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    SUMMARY:

    The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international feminist organization working to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of women's rights advocates, organizations and movements internationally.

    Recognizing that religious fundamentalisms are gaining ground all over the world with particularly negative consequences for women’s rights and gender equality, the Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms (CF) thematic area aims to contribute to greater strategic thinking, dialogue and advocacy on religious fundamentalisms by women’s rights and other social justice organizations and movements. Launched in 2007, the CF initiative has three main areas of focus:

    • Ensuring that women’s rights activists and allies have access to high quality and strategic information on emerging trends, developments and analysis to better inform their responses to religious fundamentalisms
    • Strengthening the capacity of women’s rights activists, groups and allies to understand, analyse and develop more effective strategies to challenge religious fundamentalisms
    • Opening up spaces for dialogue and strategizing on the issue of religious fundamentalisms that cut across generations, contexts, regions, issues and religious contexts.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms – Communications and Knowledge Building Program Coordinator is a full-time position reporting to the CF Manager, who will support the strategic objectives of CF with an emphasis on religious fundamentalisms and the international human rights system. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the following main functions:

    • Knowledge-Building and Exchange: Produces well-written and timely analysis of the use of religion, culture and tradition to undermine the universality of rights and violate women’s human rights. Conducts research, writes updates, articles, briefs, urgent action statements, develops advocacy tools and produces short publications. Supports capacity building initiatives/activities. Takes a lead in the development an online platform to monitor the impact of religious fundamentalisms in the human rights system.
    • Partnerships, Collaborations and Alliance-Building: Participates in efforts to expand and deepen AWID’s engagement and collaboration with actors from women’s rights, human rights and other social movements working on issues of religious fundamentalisms particularly those engaged in the international and regional human rights processes. Strengthens collaborations and alliance-building through proactive formal and informal communications with external stakeholders and key allies.
    • Convening Dialogues and Strategic Conversations: Engages in external dialogues and convenings; facilitates working groups, consultations or caucuses as needed. Contributes to CF strategic convenings by developing presentations and sup-porting written materials.
    • Advocacy and Action: Strengthening advocacy, exchange and action for positive change with regards to women’s rights, human rights and religious fundamentalisms in international policy spaces
    • Organizational Processes: Contributes to the monitoring and evaluation processes of the program and contributes to funder reports and internal reporting processes.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    Experience:

    4-6 years experience:

    • Working for a non-profit organization in a related role:
    • writing and editing a range of high quality products related to women’s rights, human rights and/or religious fundamentalisms
    • analyzing key issues and themes related to women’s rights and human rights
    • engaging with international human rights bodies and venues
    • alliance building and building collaborative processes and advocating to effect change (in regional and/or global spaces)
    • working in a multi-cultural team and/or one located in diverse locations
    • working in or with organizations based in the Global South and/or Central and Eastern Europe

    Required Knowledge

    • International human rights system and processes particularly in relation to women’s rights and human rights
    • Complex intersections of issues that relate to religious fundamentalisms, women’s rights and human rights globally
    • Familiarity with international and regional women’s rights organizations and networks working on women’s rights, sexual and reproductive rights, LGBTQI rights, human rights, and religious fundamentalisms

    Academic Qualifications:

    • University degree in related field: social science, political science, international relations, development, gender studies, religious studies, human rights, etc.

    Expertise & Skills:

    • Excellent written and communication skills in English (e.g. articles, analytical pieces, report writ-ing, position statements)
    • Experience conducting advocacy on issues of religious fundamentalisms, women’s human rights and gender equality
    • Strong public speaking and facilitation skills
    • Ability to navigate international policy spaces
    • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills, ability to navigate complex relationships and work with multiple stakeholders in a coalition and partnership
    • Innovative, flexible, manages change
    • Demonstrated capacity to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate a work plan with multiple deliverables and deadlines
    • Strategic & forward thinking abilities
    • Displays good judgment, sensitivity and attention to communication
    • Strong time management, detail orientation and thoroughness of work
    • Ability to prioritize, multi task, and manage stress
    • Results-oriented, and takes initiative
    • Problem solving and decision making abilities
    • Superior knowledge of the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel PowerPoint), internet and email
    • Knowledge of latest ICT’s for raising awareness and advocacy, building online communities, information sharing
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to work remotely as part of a virtual team

    Other Requirements:

    • Able to travel internationally (at least 5 weeks per year)
    • Committed to the principles and values of feminism and anti-oppression

    Assets:

    • Bilingual (written and spoken) in French, Arabic or Spanish
    • Graduate degree in related field
    • Courses or certificates in Women's/Feminist studies, Political Economy or Human Rights considered an asset
    • Proficient in the use of ICTs, web 2.0 and web utilities to effect change
    • Trilingual (English and any combination of Spanish-French-Arabic-Russian)

    APPLICATIONS:

    Please submit in English, a current CV, along with a cover letter (no more than two pages) that addresses how you meet the necessary qualifications to:

    • Fax: +416 594 0330
    • E-mail: jobs@awid.org (please include “CF – Communications and Knowledge Building Program Coordinator” in the subject line)

    In addition please include a response to the follow-ing question (no more than 300 words): "What would you consider are the key challenges in protecting the universality of human rights?"

    The application closing date is Sunday, September 21, 2014.

    We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please. AWID encourages, promotes and supports diversity in all aspects of its work. To learn more about AWID and our programs, please visit our website at www.awid.org


    18 Agricultural Officer (Social and Economic Impact)
    Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

    LOCATION: Rome, Italy

    SALARY: Unspecified

    CLOSING DATE: 15 September 2014

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    SUMMARY:

    The Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP) promotes the sustainable intensification of crop production. This requires the integration and harmonization of all appropriate crop production policies and practices in order to increase production in a sustainable manner in order to eradicate hunger while preserving the natural resources and environment for future use.

    The post is located in the Pesticide Risk Reduction Team (AGPMC) one of six teams in the Division. AGPMC provides advice, technical support and guidance to countries aimed at improving pesticide life-cycle management in line with the International Code of Conduct for Pesticide Management (the Code). The team supports projects globally as a field programme related to practical implementation of the Code.

    The post will support the implementation of the EC-FAO partnership project “Improving capacities to eliminate and prevent recurrence of obsolete pesticides as a model for tackling unused hazardous chemicals in the former Soviet Union” (FAO Project GCP/RER/040/EC). The project operates in 12 countries of the region and covers the complete pesticide life-cycle with an emphasis on assessment of the Social and Economic dimension of pesticide use in the region.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    • Collection and analysis of information, data and statistics and project / meeting services to sup-port programme projects, products and services
    • Collects and analyses relevant technical, social, economic, environmental, institutional and technology related information, data and/or statistics to support the delivery of programme projects, products and services
    • Undertakes analysis, provides technical input for plans and reports and edits/revises technical/scientific documents.
    • Participates in the development of improved work methods, tools and systems
    • Updates databases and web pages
    • Participates on multi-disciplinary project/work teams
    • Collaborates in the development of training tools and materials and the organization of work-shops/seminars etc.
    • Participates in the organization, conduct and follow-up of meetings, consultations and conferences, the development/production of required materials and the provision of information and assistance to partners

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    Minimum Requirements

    • Advanced University degree in Economics or related subject;
    • Three years of relevant experience economic and social impact assessment to include one year experience in development and implementation of EU visibility plans;
    • Working knowledge of English and Russian and limited knowledge of French, Spanish, Arabic or Chinese an advantage.

    Competencies

    • Results Focus
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Building Effective Relationships
    • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

    Technical/Functional Skills

    • Work experience in more than one location or area of work in particular Eastern European, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) region is desirable;
    • Extent of experience in the development, implementation and monitoring of work plans in complex partnership projects;
    • Extent of experience in working with FAO technical and operations divisions, European Com-mission, National governments in the EECCA region and the United Nations system;
    • Extent of experience in implementation of work related to policy, programme or research in social protection with an emphasis in youth employment and / or child labour;
    • Extent of experience on development and implementation of communications and visibility materials.

    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. no. AGP-64-PRJ-14

    E-mail: VA-64-14-PRJ-AGP@fao.org

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


    19 Principal Programme Officer, Analysis
    ECOWAS

    LOCATION: Abuja, Nigeria

    SALARY: USD 52,273 - USD 59,100

    CLOSING DATE: 29 September 2014

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    SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    Reporting to the Director, Early Warning Directorate, the job holder will be required to conduct a range of professional & technical duties such as:

    • Identification and implementation of programmes relating to ECOWAS Protocols and poli-cies.
    • Preparation of documentation for political decision-making.
    • Identification and follow-up on sources of funding.

    He /She will also

    • Assist in monitoring for analysis, the security situation in the sub-region in association with CSOs.
    • Collect and update data provided by CSOs and field monitors or any other partner.
    • Participate in formulating recommendations for policy decision.
    • Coordinate tasks assigned to the units within his / her division.
    • Coordinate and manage analysis activities within the situation room.
    • Perform any other tasks assigned.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    Qualifications/Experience/Skills

    A Bachelor of Science degree in any of the Social Sciences: Law, Political Science, Arts or Business Administration or its equivalent plus a minimum of ten (10) years relevant professional experience or a higher degree in any of these disciplines plus eight (8) years relevant professional experience.

    Competencies (Skills, Knowledge and Abilities)

    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools such as Word, Excel, Ms Power Point, Access.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skill in English / French / Portuguese with a good work-ing knowledge of the second official language.
    • Encouraging Innovation and Managing Change: Commitment to challenging the status quo and look for new and better ways of delivering the objectives. Apply interpretative and creative think-ing in relation to the scope of Programmes and demonstrate a proactive and enthusiastic approach to embedding this in practice. Able to adapt and deal with situations and manage expectations during periods of change, especially in the eyes of the stakeholders and can take account of the broader perspective and how it affects the individual Projects and wider Programme priorities
    • Working Together: Able to create a shared sense of purpose and commitment amongst the disparate members of Project teams through networking and sharing best practice across the Pro-grammes. Able to secure active stakeholder management/ownership of the Programme and broker relationships at all levels. Can demonstrate the sensitivities required to balance and resolve the ten-sions in working with a wide range of contacts (both internally and externally at senior levels) and preserve the Programme’s key objectives through effective consultation and negotiation to achieve the right perspective and the required outcomes.
    • Achieving and Improving: Can take personal responsibility for successful management of Centre’s programmes and for ensuring these are focussed on delivery of set objectives. Actively co-ordinate each programme, the relationship with other programmes and the interface to Centre’s mandate. Understanding of budgetary control and resource allocation procedures. Maintains a key strategic focus by effectively identifying, analysing and prioritising risks/issues external to the Pro-gramme and reconciling these with internal priori-ties. Provide delegated authority, as required, to en-sure the Programme meets its objectives and achieves the right balance between quality, time, cost and risk. Can challenge where necessary to continuously improve working methods, systems and processes.
    • Communicating Effectively: Able to effectively represent the Centre’s objectives and explain its purpose/benefits to the ECOWAS community clearly and positively to internal and external customers/stakeholders. Able to demonstrate an under-standing of the broader and strategic context of Programmes and be able to interpret, influence and apply that into effective outcomes. Persuade stake-holders/customers to accept a particular way for-ward, sometimes dealing with resistance and negotiating to reach an agreed way forward.
    • Leading and Managing Others: Effectively de-ploy leadership qualities and management skills to ensure that Programmes stay on track. Able to effectively draw upon the various skills and talents of different people both within and outside the Programme Implementation team to achieve programme deliverables. Communicate a clear vision of the future direction and role of Programmes Implementation and provide constructive and positive support when things go wrong so that lessons can be learned and improvements made. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the principles of managing people by valuing diversity and encouraging and supporting staff.

    APPLICATIONS:

    Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Commission; English, French and Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage.

    To apply: http://comm.careers.ecowas.int/applications_system/index.php?p=mail_application_form


    20 Gender Mainstreaming Advisor for REDD
    UNDP

    LOCATION: Abuja, Nigeria

    SALARY: Unspecified

    CLOSING DATE: 29 September 2014

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    SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The main responsibility for the Church Strengthen-ing Facilitator is to organize churches in Bicol ( Camarines Norte ) and train them towards disaster preparedness and mitigation and to build their capacity to actively respond in the event of disasters.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Have a vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ
    • Christian commitment to serving the poor and in full agreement with FH Christian foundation and beliefs as expressed in our Vision, Mission and Values.
    • Knowledge and experience working with other cultures helpful
    • Computer Literate (Word, Excel, and Power Point)
    • Strong decision maker
    • Ability to improve, innovate and solve problems.
    • Proven advanced project management skills
    • Self starter, innovator, able to work independently with creativity
    • Fluency in programs and participatory development methodologies.
    • Demonstration of good administrative skills, report writing, including knowledge of developing and reporting on log frames.
    • Good health

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor Degree or Masters Degree in a relevant field (eg Theology, Sociology, Community Development, Social Work).

2 years minimum experience in development or humanitarian programs; training in an area related to Leadership and or Church Strengthening (Busi-ness, Theology, Sociology, etc.)

APPLICATIONS:

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21 Education Programme Officer
Aga Khan Foundation

LOCATION: Geneva, Switzerland

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 26 September 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Opportunity for an outstanding senior professional wanting to make a lasting difference at child and policy levels to join the small dynamic education team at the Headquarters of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) in Geneva. AKF’s goal is to ensure that children and young people are equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to help them interact effectively with the world and be contributing members of society.

AKF’s education portfolio has almost doubled in 7 years and is concentrated in disadvantaged areas of South Asia and Central Asia, East and West Africa and the Middle East with some work in Europe. AKF is one of a number of agencies within the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) involved in the field of education. AKDN is a group of non-denominational development agencies whose mandates range from health and education to architecture, culture, rural development and the promotion of private sector enterprise and civil society. AKDN’s education work spans early childhood programmes; primary and secondary education; non-formal education for children, youth and adults; and tertiary education including that of the Aga Khan University and the University of Central Asia. AKF’s education programme works with multiple entities across the Network. The successful candidate is expected to enhance the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of AKF supported education programmes as well as working in close collaboration with other education agencies and institutions within the AKDN.

The successful candidate will undertake analyses and provide professional support and technical inputs in support of education programmes across countries in order to improve educational access and quality. This will involve support to programme conceptualization, planning and implementation, as well as monitoring, evaluation and research. AKF supported programmes operate at multiple levels – from the classroom, school management and community through to system strengthening and policy. Innovative learning opportunities for students and teacher training/ professional development and mentoring initiatives is key. Partnerships with governments, academic institutions and civil society organizations are central.

The post involves on-site support in order to ensure quality, assess progress, address challenges and participate in policy discussions. Close collaboration with and support for colleagues in a range of countries and the ability to work effectively at multiple levels are central. The successful candidate will also work with colleagues in Geneva and the field to facilitate analysis of key trends and issues as well as draw out lessons learned from AKDN and other education initiatives. This is used to contribute to policy dialogue at both national and international levels. The position will also require participation in resource mobilization (including support to proposal preparation), communication and representation activities, and other programme-wide support activities.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We are seeking an energetic self-starter with a significant track record demonstrating capability, commitment, communication/ negotiation skills (oral and written) and creativity. He/She must be a team player and work effectively in multi-cultural environments, and have extensive experience in low/ middle-income countries and with at least one highly regarded organization/ institution. The ability to work effectively at multiple levels (community through to policy) and in a complex institutional environment is key. Candidates must be prepared to travel away from Geneva for 100+ days per year. The successful candidate will have substantial class-room/ teacher training/ school improvement experience at primary and/or secondary levels. Fluency in English is required; other languages such as French, Portuguese, Farsi, Arabic or Urdu are an advantage.

APPLICATIONS:

Qualified applicants are invited to apply via the AKDN Career Centre via www.akdn.org/careers


22 Senior Research Specialist
Princeton University

LOCATION: New Jersey, USA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 26 September 2014

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SUMMARY:

Innovations for Successful Societies (ISS) develops case studies of institutional and policy reform. Our case studies serve reformers in developing and fragile states, those who advise them, and scholars of international development.

ISS case studies explore the mechanics of reform to understand how success happens and how obstacles are overcome. Case studies are based on field-based interviews with those responsible for designing and implementing reform, and are written from the reformer's point-of-view.

Please visit the ISS website at http://www.princeton.edu/successfulsocieties for examples of the program's work.

SUMMARY:

The Senior Researcher will be responsible for re-searching and writing case studies on topics of interest to the ISS audience, as defined by the program's directors. The Senior Researcher will develop background research, participate in the preparation of scripts, build a network of key contacts, help identify field sites, plan and organize overseas re-search trips, conduct interviews with key reformers abroad in fragile state settings, draft case studies and memoranda, and carry out a variety of other related tasks.

The Senior Researcher recruited for this position will be responsible for the development of case studies about institutional and policy reform.

The position is based at Princeton University, with periods of travel ranging from 2 to 4 weeks for a total of roughly 10 weeks overseas in the course of a year. Overseas travel is an essential part of the job.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Ability to research, evaluate, and organize information;
  • Strong interpersonal and interview skills;
  • Strong writing skills and flexibility to match the ISS writing style;
  • Capacity to work without extensive direction;
  • Ability to produce quality written work to tight deadlines;
  • Understanding of the challenges facing develop-ing and fragile states.
  • Experience researching and/or working in developing countries is required;
  • Master's or PhD in history, politics, economics, public policy, international development or a related field preferred, but very talented candidates with B.A.s are welcome to apply;
  • Experience in advising, designing, and implementing national development strategies or other familiarity with public management is a definite plus.

APPLICATIONS:

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23 Environmental Expert
Mekong River Commission

LOCATION: Vientiene, Laos

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 18 September 2014

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SUMMARY:

The role of MRC is to promote and coordinate sustainable management and development of water and related resources for the countries’ mutual benefit and the people’s well-being

MRC Secretariat is now recruiting highly qualified consultants for the following consultancies

SUMMARY:

Develop criteria to: (i) identify the significance of pressures and impacts in riverine systems; and (ii) determine environmental objectives/thresholds (physico-chemical; chemical; biological) for the risk assessment;

Support the TL in the development of the overall method for impact analysis and risk assessment;

Develop an approach to validate the results of the risk assessment with monitoring data for water quality and aquatic ecosystem health;

Under the steering of the MRCS’s EP staff, design the monitoring programme and network for the selected pilot basins in order to validate the results of the risk assessment; Support the selection of one or two Lower Mekong Sub-basins for pilot-testing;

Support trainings regarding the project’s method and all technical approaches towards capacity building;

Support the TL in preparing the interim reports and the final report through writing and technical input to in a structured and concise way; and

Support the TL with technical contributions for workshops and national/regional consultations.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. At least 10 years professional international/regional experience and a higher degree in environmental sciences, water/natural resource management and/or ecology/hydrobiology;
  2. High-level knowledge and proven applied experience in relation to pressure/impact analysis and risk assessment in riverine systems;
  3. Very good applied experience in criteria setting to determine the significance of physico-chemical, chemical and hydro-morphological pressures as well as impacts on riverine systems;
  4. Very good knowledge on international best practices on impact analysis and risk assessment;
  5. Very good experience in designing riverine monitoring networks and programmes to assess water status/water quality, aquatic ecosystem health and impacts from water uses taking into account biological, physico-chemical, and chemical parameters;
  6. Good experience with the design of trans-boundary/international monitoring pro-grammes including quality assurance aspects;
  7. Familiarity with the Mekong monitoring programmes and components;
  8. Good knowledge with the MRC Procedures and Technical Guidelines on Water Quality;
  9. Experience in training and capacity build-ing in particular as demands of this project;
  10. Proven experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams and the ability to get things done in a complex technical, organisational, and international environment;
  11. Demonstrated ability to write technical reports which can be readily understood by decision makers and the general public;
  12. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
  13. Familiarity with working in the LMB region, including knowledge on its fisheries and roles and activities of the Mekong River Commission.

APPLICATIONS:

The Term of References and other information can be obtained at MRC website working-with-mrc/employment http://www.mrcmekong.org/. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Application procedures:

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


24 European Public Partnerships Officer
Conservation International (CI)

LOCATION: Brussels, Belgium

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 9 October 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International (CI) empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the well-being of people. Founded in 1987, CI is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area and employs more than 800 staff in 30 countries on six continents, and has nearly 1,000 partners around the world.

CI Europe leads CI’s engagement with European partners, including European Union institutions, European governments and other key stakeholders on policy, collaborations and funding opportunities relevant to CI’s global mission.

The Governments of Germany and Norway are global leaders in biodiversity conservation and cli-mate change issues. CI has a history of collaboration with both countries and is implementing innovative projects under the Germany's International Climate Initiative and Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative, demonstrating new approaches in REDD+ and Ecosystem-based Adaptation and generating a body of knowledge that is contributing through practical examples to international climate negotiations. Additionally, CI has established relations with British stakeholders and is eager to in-crease its strategic engagement in the UK.

Conservation International is seeking a European Public Partnerships Officer to maintain and further develop relationships with the German and Norwegian Governments. The position will also be tasked with reaching out to relevant European Foundations and the private sector to establish new partnerships. The European Public Partnerships Officer will also seek opportunities to increase engagement with the Government of the United Kingdom. S/he will raise CI’s profile with key agencies through strategic dialogue and will monitor the execution of projects to ensure commitments are met. Based in CI’s European office in Brussels, this role complements on-going similar efforts with the French Government and EU institutions.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Required

(Applicants who do not meet these minimum requirements will not be considered)

  1. Graduate degree in environmental studies, public policy, international relations/development studies or natural re-source management and minimum 5-8 years of relevant experience.
  2. Excellent knowledge of the German and/or Norwegian institutional frame-works and extensive contacts in the German and/or Norwegian government sector and associated development communities.
  3. Proven ability to fundraise and network, developing and managing partnerships across a range of stakeholders.
  4. Excellent understanding of conservation, development and political issues in Germany and/or Norway, in Europe and globally.
  5. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  6. Strong proven interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  7. Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment that requires collaboration and networking with others in dispersed locations.
  8. Willingness to travel frequently to Germany, Norway, the USA and other locations.
  9. Excellent command of both German and English is indispensable. Preferred
  10. Excellent knowledge of both German and Norwegian institutional frameworks and extensive contacts in both governments and associated development communities.
  11. Knowledge of the UK’s institutional framework and contacts in the UK government sector and associated development communities.
  12. Knowledge of one or more additional European language.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications are to be submitted through the careers section of the CI website (http://www.conservation.org/careers). Within this online application system, please make sure to upload your CV and cover letter.


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