MAKING POLICY WORK

Domestic and international policy-related career opportunities

Issue No. 174 - 17 December 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. Community Safety Policy and Planning Officer
    Wyndham Council
    (Public sector/Melbourne)
  1. Research Officer - Policy
    Cane Growers
    (Private sector/Brisbane)
  2. Policy Officer - Animal Biosecurity
    Department of Environment and Primary Industries
    (Public sector/Melbourne)
  3. Senior Policy Officer
    Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
    (Public sector/Adelaide)
  4. Policy and Project Officer
    Agforce
    (Private sector/Brisbane)
  5. Electorate Officer
    Office of Cathy McGowan MP
    (Public sector/Shepparton)
  6. Manager – Social Policy & Programs
    WACOSS
    (Not-for-profit sector/Perth)

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Human Rights Advisor
    OSCE/ODIHR
    (NGO sector/Warsaw)
  2. Capacity Building Officer
    Baytna Syria
    (NGO sector/Turkey)
  3. Project Manager – Emergency Education
    United Nations Relief And Works Agency (UNRWA)
    (NGO sector/Lebanon)
  4. Field Program Manager
    International Development Law Organization
    (NGO sector/Lebanon)
  5. Correspondence Analyst
    CAMRIS International
    (NGO sector/Washington DC)
  6. Lusophone Reseacher
    Human Rights Watch
    (NGO sector/South African)
  1. Insight Analyst
    Greenpeace
    (NGO sector/Phillippines)
  2. Senior Associate
    Development Gateway
    (NGO sector/Washington DC)
  3. Senior Policy Advisor
    CAMRIS International
    (NGO sector/USA)
  4. Communication Officer
    The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC)
    (NGO sector/Bangkok)
  5. Communications Experts
    International Budget Partnership
    (NGO sector/Kenya)
  6. Development Officer
    Indochina Starfish Foundation
    (NGO sector/Camboria)

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 Community Safety Policy and Planning Officer
Wyndham City Council

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: $84,469

CLOSING DATE: 11 December 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Would you like the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team and work with the community to build safe, healthy and engaged communities?

Wyndham City is looking for an energetic and creative individual to contribute to the development of Council’s social policies and plans.

Key priorities of the position include:

  • Delivering a comprehensive approach to community safety in the municipality.
  • Planning for a range of services and systemic responses and prevention strategies that contribute to the enhancement of real and perceived safety in Wyndham.
  • Working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders to identify emerging community safety issues and to develop collaborative responses.
  • Supporting the successful operation of the Wyndham Community Safety Round Table.
  • Supporting the development, implementation and review of a robust and community engaged community safety component of the Wyndham Community Health, Wellbeing and Safety Plan.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Your passion for robust processes to deliver effective outcomes, along with your relevant tertiary qualification, experience in community safety and public policy, ability to use your initiative and to be part of a team will be key to your success in the role.

To be considered for this role, applicants must clearly address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the online questionnaire.

APPLICATIONS:

Your passion for robust processes to deliver effective outcomes, along with your relevant tertiary qualification, experience in community safety and public policy, ability to use your initiative and to be part of a team will be key to your success in the role.

To be considered for this role, applicants must clearly address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the online questionnaire.


7 Research Officer (Policy)
Canegrowers

LOCATION: Brisbane, QLD

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 12 December 2014

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SUMMARY:

The Australian sugar industry annually generates income of around $2.5 billion for the country’s 4,000 sugarcane farms and the 10 sugar milling companies, refiners and distillers. CANEGROWERS is the peak representative organisation for Australian sugarcane growers and one of the leading agricultural organisations in Australia. Over 80% of Australian sugarcane growers are members of the highly successful lobby, representation and services group.

Based in Queensland, the State that produces around 95% of Australia’s raw sugar output, the-CANEGROWERS national office represents the interests of cane growers Australia wide. CANEGROWERS Queensland comprises the State office in Brisbane and a network of 13 autonomous district companies. There are 86 Directors (elected representatives) and 90 staff across 14 office locations.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The position works closely across all policy unit activities, providing research support and assisting the team to develop and implement a comprehensive set of policies to achieve CANEGROWERS’ strategic vision and goals. The Policy Research Officer will assist other policy unit members and CANEGROWERS management in carrying out their tasks, as directed.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

The successful candidates will have high level policy and business skills and experience in areas relevant to the duties and responsibilities listed above. Members of the policy group should have skills in the following:

  • Data collection and management.
  • Modelling and analysis.
  • Report and submission preparation and communication.
  • Knowledge of government procedures and structures.
  • Policy development.
  • Ability to engage with senior management.
  • Good industry knowledge and or knowledge of government procedures and structures an advantage.

CANEGROWERS preference is for candidates with a breadth of knowledge and interest in areas relevant to agriculture. Post graduate qualifications are most desirable, as is experience and interest over a wide area.

APPLICATIONS:

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8 Policy Officer
Department of Environment and Primary Industries

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: $72,584 - $82,354

CLOSING DATE: 10 December 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Policy Officer – Animal Biosecurity contributes to the effective development and consistent interpretation and implementation of legislation and regulatory standards across the State for disease control, animal welfare and product integrity programs administered by Animal Biosecurity.

The role provides advice and analysis to both the Principal and Senior Policy Officers – Animal Biosecurity and cooperates within and across Divisions in the Regulation and Compliance Group to provide information, and inform policy and program development.

The role contributes to the effective administration and consistent interpretation and application of the Livestock Disease Control Act 1994, Livestock Management Act 2010, Stock (Seller Liability and Declarations) Act 1993, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986, and Agricultural, Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1992 and the Food Act 1984, and regulatory standards and codes of practice across the State.

The Policy Officer – Animal Biosecurity contributes to the development and improvement of legislation required for exotic animal disease emergency management preparedness. You will provide advice, reports and briefings on complex issues to inform decision making in Animal Biosecurity and related service providers.

This is a full time fixed term position for a period of 3 years.

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria and any job requirements specified in the position description.

To apply online and for further information on position descriptions and selection criteria visit the Department’s website.


9 Senior Policy Officer
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

LOCATION: Adelaide, SA

SALARY: $81,145 to $86,121

CLOSING DATE: 19 December 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Senior Policy officer is responsible for the development of policy and provision of expert policy, legislative and management advice related to key water resource management programs in South Australia.

The Senior Policy Officer develops policies and plans that are consistent with state, national and international frameworks and agreements.

The position assists with the agency’s contribution to national and state level water policy and legislation, in particular in relation to strategic water re-source planning and the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement.

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

Enquiries to: Christopher Wright, Manager, Environmental Water, Trade and River Operations, christopher.wright@sa.gov.au, 8463 6899.

To apply and for more information visit the Notice of Vacancies website: www.vacancies.sa.gov.au and search by vacancy number.

Applications Close: 5pm 19 December 2014

Safety is a core value of the South Australian Public Sector. The South Australian Government is an Equal opportunity employer.


10 Policy and Project Officer
AG Force QLD

LOCATION: Brisbane, QLD

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 22 December 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

AgForce is Queensland's leading rural lobby group, representing the beef, grain and sheep and wool industries. An opportunity has arisen to join the policy team at AgForce (Brisbane office) as Policy and Project Officer to cover an internal appointment for a 6 month vacancy. The position is responsible for planning, development, delivery and administration on specific project outcomes pertaining to protected areas, and review policy advice on general policy issues and relevant projects affecting all members of AgForce Queensland.

More directly, this position involves managing a Queensland Government funded project pertaining to protected areas across the Queensland broadacre sector, providing research support to the AgForce policy team, assisting in administering AgForce's policy processes together with representing Ag-Force in a range of forums to external agencies or bodies and liaising with member, public and private sector bodies to ensure a clear understanding of is-sues and clear enunciation of AgForce policies.

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

**Essential that this be addressed in order for an application to be considered**

  • Understanding of, or ability to rapidly ac-quire knowledge pertaining to protected areas within a broadacre context.
  • Broad understanding of contemporary is-sues confronting broadacre industries at regional, state and national levels and an insight into emerging policy trends.
  • Oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated success in a range of styles, contexts and settings.
  • Demonstrated capacity to carry out re-search, prepare issues papers and develop policy options, whilst managing outcomes from project funding schedules.
  • Demonstrated capacity to represent Ag-Force in a range of forums, to external agencies or bodies and in meetings with AgForce members.

Remuneration will reflect the nature of the position and the skills and experience of the successful applicant. This position is to cover a period to June 30, 2015.

Applications must address the selection criteria and should be forwarded to the General Manager, Policy at recruitment@agforceqld.org.au or PO Box 13186, George St Brisbane, Q, 4003 by 22 December 2014.


11 Electorate Officer - Assistant Policy Adviser and Constituent Enquiries
Office of Cathy McGowan MP

LOCATION: Shapparton, VIC

SALARY: $48,017 to $64,532

CLOSING DATE: 5 January 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Applications are invited for the above full-time position based in Wangaratta.

The duties of the position include researching policy, managing constituent enquiries, liaising with Government departments and organisations, preparing correspondence, and organising community forums.

SELECTION CRITERIA and APPLICATIONS:

Tertiary qualifications and/or policy development background in; infrastructure, transport, agriculture, telecommunications or manufacturing is desired, but not essential.

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 between $48,017 to $64,532 p/a (plus superannuation) will be paid. In addition a generous allowance is payable in recognition of, and as compensation for, reasonable additional hours of work.

A probationary period of 3 months will apply. Employment is conditional on the granting of security clearance at the required level.

Applications setting out details of experience and addressing each of the Selection Criteria should be forwarded marked confidential to: Jill Smith, Office Manager, Office of Cathy McGowan MP, 117 Murphy Street Wangaratta Vic 3677; or emailed to: jillian.smith@aph.gov.au

Applications close on Monday 5 January 2015 at 12noon. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14 January 2015 in Wangaratta.

The Position Description, which includes the Selec-tion Criteria, is available at www.cathymcgowan.com.au/employment. For further information or enquiries please contact Jill Smith on 03 5721 7077.


12 Manager – Social Policy & Programs
WACOSS

LOCATION: Perth, WA

SALARY: $88,335.55

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

The Western Australian Council of Social Service Inc (WACOSS) is the peak council of community service organisations in Western Australia. WACOSS is part of a national network comprising ACOSS and the State and Territory Councils of Social Service, which represent the interests of low in-come and socially disadvantaged people across Australia, and assists and supports the community sector with the delivery of community services.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

As Manager, Social Policy & Programs, you will be playing a central role in the management and implementation of a number of exciting initiatives working with community organisations delivering innovative services to disadvantaged and vulnerable people. This includes some ground-breaking initiatives in early childhood development, collaborative service design and place-based collective impact.

You will be working closely with key stakeholders including senior managers within Government, industry, local government and community sectors (including members of the Partnership Forum and the WACOSS Children's Policy Advisory Council). As part of the social policy team you will also contribute to the identification and analysis of emerging issues for vulnerable Western Australians and the community services that support them ahead of a major community sector forum in early April.

The role will see you providing and managing policy development, advice and advocacy that will strengthen the non-government community services sector's capacity to represent the social needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged West Australians.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

To be successful you will need demonstrated policy, research and analytical skills together with outstanding communication skills including the ability to produce high quality reports, submissions, tenders and strategic plans. You will also have a sound knowledge of current Federal, State and non-government social policy issues, experience in either management or service delivery in the non-government sector, the ability to work within a community development framework, sound computing skills and the capacity to work in a fast-paced and changing work environment.

APPLICATIONS:

To apply please submit an application addressing the selection criteria in the job description together with a concise CV. Applications can be lodged by either emailing info@wacoss.org.au or via the SEEK apply for this job link below.

To download a copy of the job description form visit: http://www.wacoss.org.au/about_wacoss/jobs_at_wacoss

No closing date is set for applications and we are looking to appoint someone as soon as possible. WACOSS will contact applicants and conduct interviews when sufficient appropriate applications are received.

For enquiries only please contact: Director of Social Policy, Chris Twomey on (08) 9420 7222 or email chris@wacoss.org.au


INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

13 Human Rights Advisor
OSCE/ODIHR

LOCATION: Poland

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 22 December 2014

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SUMMARY:

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. The ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law.

In accordance with the ODIHR’s mandate, the Human Rights Department (HRD) assists participating States in fulfilling their obligations to protect and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms. Areas of work covered by the Department include monitoring and analysis of human rights developments in the OSCE area and the provision of expertise and technical assistance to enhance compliance with human dimension commitments; supporting the development of effective human rights education and capacity building; enhancing the protection of human rights while countering terrorism; addressing the relationship between human rights, gender and the security sector; and promoting freedom of religion or belief.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under the general guidance and supervision of the Deputy Head, Human Rights Department the successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  1. Monitoring and analyzing implementation of OSCE Human Dimension commitments related to human rights and fundamental freedoms, including related national legislation and policies, with a view to identifying key areas of concern, providing advice and recommendations, and preparing general and issue-specific reports and/or other background material;
  2. Planning and co-ordinating the deployment of human rights monitoring missions, including in situations of heightened risk and/or as part of the ODIHR’s freedom of assembly monitoring work; deploying as part of these missions, providing guidance, as relevant, to other members of the monitoring team;
  3. Identifying, developing, and implementing programmatic activities and projects on key human rights areas of concern for/with non-governmental organizations, governmental authorities and OSCE staff and missions;
  4. Building alliances and networks with independent experts, international and national governmental and non-governmental actors, to exchange information, share best practices, co-ordinate activities and implement common pro-grams;
  5. Responding to requests to the ODIHR on information about implementation of OSCE Human Dimension commitments related to human rights and fundamental freedoms in key areas of concern;
  6. Performing other related duties as assigned.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. University degree in law, political science, international relations, or social sciences, with a specialization in human rights;
  2. A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible and relevant professional experience in the field of human rights, including experience at the international level in an advisory function;
  3. In-depth knowledge of human rights monitoring and reporting methodology and practice.
  4. Excellent knowledge of UN, Council of Europe and OSCE human rights standards;
  5. Experience in designing and implementing projects; knowledge of results-based management is an asset;
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; knowledge of Russian is desirable; knowledge of other OSCE working languages is an asset;
  7. Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural back-grounds;
  8. Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  9. Ability and willingness to deploy to the field, sometimes on short notice, for different types of monitoring missions, including in situations of heightened risk.

APPLICATIONS:

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years. Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.


14 Capacity Building Officer
Baytna Syria

LOCATION: Turkey

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 15 December 2014

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SUMMARY:

Baytna Syria was launched in 2013 as a networking, training, and grant-making facility for Syrian civil society organizations, offering support to CSOs based inside Syria and the neighbouring countries.

Baytna Syria’s new management is seeking to recruit a Capacity Building Officer (CBO) to develop the capacity building programs, to assess the institutional needs of CSO, and to design tailor made support.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  1. Identifies capacity building needs with beneficiaries; prepares Terms of Reference for Training Experts;
  2. Supports the design of strategies and technical issues concerning capacity development and institutional strengthening (including curricula for organizational development or public policy; different formats of training such as Training of Trainers; different channels of training such as online learning platforms);
  3. Supports the design of the training and capacity development activities of Baytna Syria implementing partners based inside and outside Syria;
  4. Coordinates capacity building activities inside Syria through the designated Field Program Officers based inside Syria;
  5. Works closely with the Grants Officer to identify potential funding needs and opportunities of institutions;
  6. Prepares documents to support the training and capacity development activities and establishes and maintains an electronic filing system to monitor training provision, maintaining new and archiving old training material;
  7. Maintains effective partnerships with stake-holders, institutions, implementing partners to ex-change critical and technical information and resolve program/project implementation issues to en-sure results are achieved as planned;
  8. Tracks trainings income and expenditure (where applicable) and contributes to tracking and management of the training budget, working closely with the Finance and Administration Unit;
  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. At least three years of relevant experience, including at least one year of experiences in CSO management with focus on capacity building, staff development, etc.
  2. Extensive experience in technical support work preferably in an international development organization.
  3. Experience in drafting capacity building modules in a participatory and needs-based manner, including their proper monitoring and evaluation.
  4. Experience in developing online learning platforms and other forms of learning is an asset.
  5. Minimum Bachelor degree in a relevant study area such as education, political science, development studies, humanities, economics, business administration or related fields; post graduate degree is preferred.
  6. Professional experience in Project Cycle Management (PCM)
  7. Familiarity with the Syrian conflict, Syrian CSOs and stakeholders; personal aware-ness and engagement.
  8. Arabic and English are required, Turkish is an asset.
  9. Readiness to relocate to assigned location(s)

APPLICATIONS:

Please send your CV and cover letter via-email to hr.baytnasyria@gmail.com by 15 December 2014 and include the Vacancy Reference number in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


15 Project Manager – Emergency Education
United Nations Relief And Works Agency (UNRWA)

LOCATION: Lebanon

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 6 December 2014

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SUMMARY:

UNRWA is the United Nations agency responsible for the protection, care and human development of a population of some 4.6 million Palestine refugees living in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, and the Syrian Arab Republic. The Agency is committed to assisting Palestine refugees in maintaining a decent standard of living, acquiring appropriate knowledge and skills, enjoying the fullest possible extent of human rights, and leading a long and healthy life. UNRWA is by far the largest UN operation in the Middle East with over 29,000 staff. Most of the staff members are refugees themselves, working directly to benefit their communities – as teachers, doctors, nurses or social workers.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

As of mid October 2014, a total of 6,500 Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) students have enrolled in UNRWA schools for the academic year 2014-2015. UNRWA has been responding to the education, recreation and psychosocial needs of PRS children of schooling age (from Grade 1 to Grade 12) since October 2012. UNRWA Education emergency education response for the PRS was divided into 3 phases. The first phase focused on providing a safe environment, psychosocial support and recreation activities to the children. During the second phase, from January 2013, PRS pupils were provided with more formal schooling and instructional material were prepared by UNRWA Lebanon Field Office in coordination with specialist in the Syria Field Office and Head quarters. During the past scholastic year the Agency developed a dual track approach.

Those pupils who could be integrated into regular classes were admitted into the Agency schools along with their fellow pupils. Where this was impractical given the limitation in infrastructure, the number of pupils involved and the differences between Syria and the Lebanese curricula, special classes were opened in order to provide academic support to PRS children. For the current scholastic year, all PRS pupils are being integrated into UNRWA regular system, undergoing the same rules and regulations and sitting for the Lebanese government exams. The implementation of the emergency education pro-gramme has been possible thanks to the contribution of several donors and partners.

The incumbent will manage the portfolio of emergency projects of the Education Department focusing on providing assistance to the Palestine refugees from Syria.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

(A) Academic and Professional:

A University degree in Education, Educational Management, Managerial, Political or Social Science Development Studies or Business Administration.

(B) Experience:

At least five years of professional work experience in project management, preferably in education, particularly in relation to monitoring, evaluation and needs assessment.

(C) Language:

Excellent command of written and spoken English.

(D) Skills and Competencies:

i) Ability to develop clear goals and prioritize activities and assignments;

ii) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in a team environment and with people of diverse backgrounds, culture and nationalities;

iii) Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, other staff, outside collaborators, including NGOs, academia, private sector and government departments;

iv) Experience and ability to devise, manage and analyse accounting systems and budget management;

v) Ability to develop, manage and implement monitoring and evaluation frameworks in project environment.

APPLICATIONS:

If you have the skills and experience required above, and want to make an active and lasting contribution to improving the lives of Palestine refugees, then register on http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing the UNRWA Personal History Form; it is the responsibility of the candidates (internal and external) to make sure that their Personal History Form is duly completed with the needed information before they apply as amendments to the Form will not be accepted after the deadline of the vacancy announcement. Only applications received through this website will be considered and the system will not allow applications after the deadline. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Candidates may also be invited to take a technical exam in order further evaluate their qualifications for the post. Due to a high volume of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted . The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. The United Nations does not concern itself with information on bank accounts.

For any queries please send an email to:recruitmentquestions@unrwa.org. Please apply as requested above, do not send your CV To this email address, all cvs sent to this email address will be automatically ignored. or contact the recruitment unit on 009611840490.


16 Field Program Officer
International Development Law Organization

LOCATION: Yemen

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 15 December 2014

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SUMMARY:

The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to pro-mote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. We contribute to creating stable and inclusive societies where every person can live free from fear and want, in dignity and under the rule of law.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

THE CONSULTANCY:

Reporting to the Regional Program Manager, the Yemen Field Program Manager will be expected to work in close collaboration with IDLO Headquarters and field office. Key responsibilities include:

  • Oversee, Manage IDLO’s projects in Yemen, including providing input into the management of the complete work-plan, design and management of the monitoring and evaluation plan, internal and external reporting;
  • Manage the Yemen program team in daily implementation issues, including inter alia revisions to project design, work-plans, budgets and recruitment of experts;
  • Identify and report to HQ in a timely manner any difficulty or possible change in project strategies, objectives, results or activities, and make recommendations for timely and optimal course corrections;
  • In cooperation with the Country Representative, Yemen and IDLO Headquarters, identify new program opportunities and develop project proposals for funding especially with reference to international partners (including performance indicators, monitoring and evaluation frameworks, work-plans and budgets) ;
  • Represent IDLO – as directed by the Regional Program Manager and in close coordination with the Country Representative - in program events, co-ordination meetings with donors, UN agencies, and other implementing organizations in the rule of law field, meetings with beneficiaries;
  • Lead the preparation of donor narrative re-ports in collaboration with MENA Program Associate at IDLO Headquarters;
  • Oversee the budget and finances of the Yemen Office in collaboration with the Field Office Finance and Administration Officer. Monitor expenditure and be responsible for the monitoring, updating and submit the financial forecasts, identify areas of under or over spending to the attention of HQ and reports to HQ;
  • Monitor the program implementation environment, including security, political, development and personnel issues that may affect implementation of IDLO projects;
  • Act as the Deputy for the Country Representative, as required.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Education:

  • University degree in Law or International Relations with specialization in law related matters or alternatively, an equivalent combination of related education and professional experience.

Experience and Technical Competencies:

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in the international development sector in project management, preferably for rule of law/protection/access to justice projects, at a mid-level position with progressively increasing responsibilities.
  • Experience in report writing, budget development, project design, financial forecasting and us-ing monitoring and evaluation tools is necessary.
  • Proven knowledge of Yemen’s legal and political system and relevant institutions.
  • Experience in managing Legal Aid Projects is a definite advantage.
  • Experience working in the MENA region, particularly Yemen, is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated donor relations skills.

Language:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge Arabic, would be an advantage. Behavioural competencies
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Enthusiastic and proactive attitude in building partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders and driving results, including at the senior level.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit. Ability to respond timely to queries and provide feedback.
  • Self-motivated and dynamic with a willing-ness and ability to use initiative to assist the organization to achieve its objectives.
  • Willing to live and work in hostile environments.
  • Keen sense of ethics, integrity and commitment to IDLO's mandate.

APPLICATIONS:

IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome and encourage diverse applications.cTo apply, please visit IDLO’s employment website at http://www.idlo.int/jobs.


17 Correspondence Analyst
CAMRIS International

LOCATION: Washington DC, USA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 28 December 2014

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SUMMARY:

This position is located in the Executive Secretariat (ES) which facilitates and expedites the decision-making process within USAID and serves as the channel of communication between the Office of the Administrator/Deputy Administrator and the Agency senior staff. The incumbent serves as a Correspondence Analyst responsible for providing support services in communications analysis, tracking, and quality control for the Administrator, Deputy Administrator, and other designated Senior Staff.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  • Assists in the/Responsible for emailing the event information, with all pertinent background, to ES for assignment.
  • Serves as the point person for receipt and appropriate disposition of all electronic briefing mate-rial, as well as for the daily talking points required for the Secretary of State’s morning meeting.
  • Serves as the liaison for National Security Council’s Principal and Deputy Committee meetings.
  • Assists with/prepares a technical review of USAID-related correspondence prepared for signature of organization executives to assure consistency with agency procedures on completeness, timeliness and format standards.
  • Provides assistance to staff to ensure that the tailored responses to inquiries from agency clients or interest groups on special matters are appropriate and in compliance with executive preferences and policies.
  • Ensures that background and supporting information is provided in correspondence package.
  • Provides/Manages correspondence services for an organization with a mission that affects a wide range of operations in other agencies, a large segment of the public, or the business community.
  • As necessary, coordinates with a variety of individuals inside and/or outside of the organization to determine the appropriate person for responding to incoming correspondence, based on personal knowledge of organizational programs, priorities, goals, and objectives.
  • Assist in assigning/Assigns action responsibility to the appropriate bureau or independent office for the preparation of the (full) response, designating the information and coordinating offices and bureaus.
  • Establishes a due date for final reply, taking into account the degree of urgency, the estimated time required for collecting the necessary information and drafting/clearing the response.
  • Provides the action organization any special instructions deemed necessary for completion of the assignment.
  • Monitors preparation of the final reply to assure that the established deadlines are met.
  • Provides assistance regarding substance, format, style, clearances and negotiates submission deadline changes, as appropriate.
  • Reviews outgoing correspondence prepared for signature by the Administrator, Deputy Administrator, or other designated USAID official.
  • Ensures that the proposed outgoing reply (1) is responsive to the questions or issues raised in the incoming correspondence; (2) adheres to Agency policies; (3) is clearly and concisely written in a style and tone deemed acceptable for the signing official; and (4) has been properly cleared throughout the Agency.
  • Ensures that basic tracking and status information are input into the Agency Correspondence Tracking System, that overdue and problem cases are brought to the attention of the supervisor, that required records are kept, and that copies of actions are properly distributed to concerned officials and to the daily logs maintained for selected Senior Staff.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • The GS 9 position requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of analytical experience (analysis, tracking, and quality control) OR a Master’s degree and a minimum of 1 year of analytical experience; the GS 11 position requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of analytical experience (analysis, tracking, and quality control) OR a Master’s degree and a minimum of 2 year of analytical experience.
  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills are essential.
  • Candidate must have strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of Google and the Microsoft Office Suite is required; experience in the use of data base applications is recommended.
  • Candidates must be willing to work full-time.
  • A Secret security clearance is required and must be obtained.
REQUIRED LANGUAGE SKILLS

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • Strong oral and written communications skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals is required.
  • The candidates must possess the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

REQUIRED MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • The ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to reports and financial tracking systems is required.
  • The candidates must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REQUIRED REASONING ABILITY

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • The ability to apply common sense under-standing to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form is necessary.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • None required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

APPLICATIONS:

This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.

CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at https://careers-camris.icims.com CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


18 Lusophone Researcher
Human Rights Water

LOCATION: South African

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 22 December 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking a Lusophone Researcher for its Africa Division. The Re-searcher will be responsible for developing and implementing a research and advocacy agenda focusing on human rights conditions in Angola and Mozambique. The position reports to the Southern Africa Director leader in the Africa division.

Responsibilities:

  1. Research, monitor and document human rights abuses by collecting and analyzing information from a wide variety of sources including governments, local media, NGOs, victims, witnesses, journalists, diplomats, security forces and others in the field;
  2. Conduct fact-finding missions in Angola and Mozambique;
  3. Write and publicize reports, briefing papers, letters, news releases, op-eds, and submissions to international bodies based on the findings of your research;
  4. Develop and implement local, regional, and international strategies to change abusive laws, policies, and practices;
  5. Present human rights issues and concerns to government officials, opinion leaders, inter-governmental agencies, and the media;
  6. Work closely with colleague non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local human rights organizations to ensure that HRW’s work complements and enhances their own work;
  7. Respond promptly to queries from the media, public, and colleagues in the human rights community and take initiative to project concerns in public debate;
  8. Liaise effectively with HRW staff located in multiple locations throughout the world to ensure effective coordination and delivery of activities;
  9. Travel domestically and internationally, as required, to conduct fact-finding missions;
  10. Carry out any other duties as required.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Education: An undergraduate degree is required. An advanced (graduate) degree in international relations, journalism, law, social sciences, or related studies is desirable.

Experience: Minimum three years experience work-ing on human rights or related issues in southern Africa, preferably in Angola or Mozambique.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

  1. Ability to identify, research, analyze and effectively communicate human rights issues in the area of specialty in a rigorous, timely and sophisticated fashion is required.
  2. Ability and sensitivity to conduct interviews with a wide range of people, including victims and witnesses are required.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Portuguese are required.
  4. Ability to develop and implement realistic and effective local and international advocacy strategies in order to identify and seize advocacy opportunities is required.
  5. Knowledge of and experience working in international human rights and familiarity with international human rights law is required.
  6. Solid field research and documentation skills are required.
  7. Strong initiative and follow-through, the capacity to think creatively and strategically, excellent writ-ing and editing skills, and a dynamic public speaking ability are required.
  8. Strong interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively within HRW, as well as with external partners, are required.
  9. Ability to work quickly and effectively under pressure with a broad range of people and as part of a team.
  10. Demonstrated ability to think strategically about the global and local media environments and how to use the media and electronic media to further advocacy goals is desirable.

APPLICATIONS:

Contract Duration: Initial fixed-term contract for a two year period. Renewable dependent upon availability of continued funding.

Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. HRW will pay reasonable relocation expenses; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, a brief writing sample (unedited by others), and contact information for three references to africajobs@hrw.org. Please use “Lusophone Researcher REF: AFR-14-1058-A” as the subject of your email.

Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.


19 Insight Analyst
Greenpeace

LOCATION: Phillippines

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 19 December 2014

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

He/she will be GPSEA’s engagement data-driven systems analyst, responsible for collecting data on the effectiveness of engagement and making that data useful. You will expand indicators to monitor GPSEA’s engagement in the region and provide in-sight on data from various sources to improve our Programme work. He/she will play a significant role in translating data into valuable messages that can be used to further advance our objectives and support the engagement strategies for our projects.

This is a full-time position based in Southeast Asia, with an initial 2 year contract.

Key Duties

  1. Analytics Development & Delivery
    • In collaborating with others, drive the collection of engagement data across organizational functions, integrating knowledge from a variety of data sources
    • Perform regular analysis and reporting on data for various colleagues and key stakeholders to advise project strategies
    • Identify methods to promote the use of our data and audit information to ensure relevancy, reliability, and usability
    • Understand the market dynamics in Southeast Asia and prepare benchmarks to track and evaluate GPSEA performance, with particular emphasis in online benchmarking
    • Support the development of trends and the communication of this knowledge across departments
    • Expand engagement performance indicators and reporting; maintain dashboards to measure and track KPIs
  2. Project Delivery & Knowledge Sharing
    • Provide insight about local and regional trends and audience behavior to colleagues and project teams based on our data
    • Develop practices to build the analytical knowledge in GPSEA for engagement and promote our growth as a data-informed organization
    • Solicit feedback and input from regional and national colleagues and project teams to share best practices for engagement
    • Clarify and communicate the meaning behind data and how our audience engages to feed this in-formation into all project work and organizational outputs, including the development of strategy
    • Collaborate with colleagues to identify key markets in the region and shape opportunities for growth
    • Support the monitoring & evaluation process for projects
  3. Other duties as directed

SELECTION CRITERIA:

He/she will be GPSEA’s engagement data-driven systems analyst, responsible for collecting data on the effectiveness of engagement and making that data useful. You will expand indicators to monitor GPSEA’s engagement in the region and provide in-sight on data from various sources to improve our Programme work. He/she will play a significant role in translating data into valuable messages that can be used to further advance our objectives and support the engagement strategies for our projects.

This is a full-time position based in Southeast Asia, with an initial 2 year contract.

Key Duties

  1. Analytics Development & Delivery
    • In collaborating with others, drive the collection of engagement data across organizational functions, integrating knowledge from a variety of data sources
    • Perform regular analysis and reporting on data for various colleagues and key stakeholders to advise project strategies
    • Identify methods to promote the use of our data and audit information to ensure relevancy, reliability, and usability
    • Understand the market dynamics in Southeast Asia and prepare benchmarks to track and evaluate GPSEA performance, with particular emphasis in online benchmarking
    • Support the development of trends and the communication of this knowledge across departments
    • Expand engagement performance indicators and reporting; maintain dashboards to measure and track KPIs
  2. Project Delivery & Knowledge Sharing
    • Provide insight about local and regional trends and audience behavior to colleagues and project teams based on our data
    • Develop practices to build the analytical knowledge in GPSEA for engagement and promote our growth as a data-informed organization
    • Solicit feedback and input from regional and national colleagues and project teams to share best practices for engagement
    • Clarify and communicate the meaning behind data and how our audience engages to feed this in-formation into all project work and organizational outputs, including the development of strategy
    • Collaborate with colleagues to identify key markets in the region and shape opportunities for growth
    • Support the monitoring & evaluation process for projects
  3. Other duties as directed

APPLICATIONS:

Interested candidates are requested to write a letter of introduction, read the Recruitment Pack, and fill-up the application form, which you can download from http://www.greenpeace.org/seasia/about-us/Work-for-Greenpeace/Insight-Analyst/ and email by the closing date to: jobs.ph@greenpeace.org

(Deadline of applications: December 19,2014)


20 Senior Associate
Development Gateway

LOCATION: Washington DC, USA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 2 January 2015

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SUMMARY:

Job Title: Senior Associate

The organization you want to work for

Development Gateway (DG) is an international nonprofit organization that increases the impact of international development activities through innovative, sustainable information management solutions and services. Development Gateway empowers people to accelerate change and transform their societies: www.developmentgateway.org

We are a creative and dynamic group of people based around the globe. We value hard work, innovative thinking, a commitment to teamwork, and a good sense of humor.

The location to brag about:

The Senior Associate may be based in either Washington, DC, or Dakar, Senegal.

Development Gateway is a part of the OpenGov Hub, located in the heart of DC, a short walk from the White House and a myriad of good lunch options. The OpenGov Hub is home to a community of organizations focused on the open government agenda. This creative space allows for collaboration and innovation within and among the different organizations. The space also hosts several brown bag lunches, happy hours, and other focused events from thought leaders in the arena. Development Gateway also maintains staff hubs around the world, including in cosmopolitan and coastal Dakar, Senegal.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Senior Associate will manage projects aimed at strengthening the ability of governments and donors to make use of data on government resources (internal and external) for more informed decision-making. Primary areas of responsibility include: client relationship management, project and technical management, product innovation, documentation, training, and business development. One of the prime qualities of DG is an environment where a wide degree of creativity, latitude, and responsibility is expected, as is a proven elixir for wanderlust – international travel is expected with this position.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

The education and experience you have and we need:

  • Master’s degree required in international development, public policy, or related field.
  • 5-8 years of proven project and technical management experience.
  • Prior experience working with partner governments on public financial management a plus.
  • Prior experience working in the area of results-based management and/or monitoring and evaluation, a plus.
  • Fluency in English and French OR Spanish required; additional languages a plus.
  • Experience working in Francophone Africa a plus.
  • Effective project management and presentation skills.
  • Service-oriented, proven ability to manage client relations.
  • Excellent analytical skills and commitment to continuous product and process improvement.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Entrepreneurial attitude and skills a plus.
  • Understanding of Internet-based applications development lifecycle and technologies. Open Source preferred.
  • Familiarity with performance management frameworks, project monitoring plans, and development evaluation methods
  • Ability to communicate easily with both technical and non-technical staff and to maintain good communication with geographically dispersed team.
  • Good organizational skills to manage a broad and unpredictable workload and meet deadlines and work under own initiative.
  • Ability to work effectively both autonomously and as a team player influencing others' attitudes and behaviors through example.
  • Excellent (written and verbal) communication and customer interaction skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Project, Visio, Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Understanding of business relationships and concepts.
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally.

APPLICATIONS:

Please send a CV and cover letter to jobs@developmentgateway.org.


21 Senior Associate
Development Gateway

LOCATION: Washington DC, USA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 2 January 2015

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SUMMARY and POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Senior Policy Advisor is a member of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health’s (PRH) Front Office team and plays a critical role in coordinating legislative and policy responses and initiatives for the Office. S/he helps ensure that these responses and initiatives are coherent, technically well-informed, consistent with the laws, policies, and norms guiding the Agency and the Office, and appropriate to family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) program implementation in developing countries. The Senior Policy Advisor builds and maintains a wide range of relationships and net-works both inside and outside the Agency, which are essential to achieving policy consensus and creating a supportive environment for USAID’s family planning and reproductive health program.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Senior Policy Advisor, working under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director, Office of Population and Reproductive Health will:

Internal Policy Analysis, Coordination, and Guidance (50%)

  1. Coordinate PRH legislative activities and Agency and PRH policy activities, to include:

    a. Coordinate responses to new and ongoing legislative and political issues and policy-related inquiries from Congress, other parts of government, and external organizations, working together with senior Office and Bureau for Global Health (GH) leadership, the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA), Office of the General Counsel (GC), the Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL) and other technical colleagues within USAID as necessary. Facilitate preparations for Congressional briefings, including drafting talking points, position papers, and testimony for Agency and Global Health Bureau leadership. Participate in Congressional briefings when appropriate;

    b. Contribute to development of Agency and U.S. Government (USG) policy statements and guidance documents for FP/RH assistance, working closely with relevant USAID counterpart staff in GH, GC, LPA, and regional bureaus as well as counterparts in other USG agencies as needed. Participate in interagency discussions and working groups related to the integration of HIV/AIDS and family planning activities. Review internal program documents and USAID-supported technical reports for consistency with Agency and USG policies and programmatic priorities; and

    c. Stay current with global programmatic models and best practices for improving access to family planning information, services, and commodities, including integration with other health topics and development sectors. Stay current with international and national-level policies affecting access to voluntary family planning and consistency with Agency policy and program priorities.

  2. Lead an intra-agency, multi-disciplinary team of technical and legal colleagues that provides assistance to USAID mission staff to maintain compliance with applicable requirements and implement programmatic practices that promote voluntarism and informed choice of family planning, i.e., the Agency FP/RH Compliance Team. Lead the coordination of actions necessary for PRH and Agency compliance with abortion, voluntarism and informed choice legislative and policy requirements that guide U.S. foreign assistance and FP/RH assistance. Assist USAID missions to develop and implement systems for routine program monitoring for compliance with applicable requirements. Organize and conduct regular internal and external trainings and briefings on the USG abortion, voluntarism, and informed choice requirements.

    Interagency Policy Coordination and External Policy Communications (35%)

  3. Serve as principal day-to-day liaison with the State Department Office of Population, Refugees and Migration (State/PRM) on matters related to USG population policy; work with State Department and PRH colleagues on USG participation and support for the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals process, annual UN meetings such as the Commission on Population and Development and the Commission on the Status of Women, and other UN initiatives that include FP/RH components. Li-aise with State/PRM and the State Department’s Bureau for International Organizations on matters concerning UNFPA and serve as the Agency point of contact on UNFPA Executive Board matters con-cerning USAID programs.
  4. Lead a PRH team that implements strategic and technical collaborations with UNFPA head-quarters programs. Lead and participate in bilateral and multilateral donor and private sector partner-ships as needed.
  5. Participate on PRH Communications and Out-reach Team, to collaborate closely with the Senior Technical Advisor for External Affairs and other PRH Front Office staff in all aspects of communications and outreach to outside groups involved in legislation and public affairs, including preparation of educational materials and reports for public dissemination. Represent PRH at external meetings and make presentations on USAID FP/RH policy and program priorities. Respond to and coordinate Freedom of Information Act requests and Office of the Inspector General program audits.
  6. Prepare and supervise drafting of speeches, briefing materials, policy memoranda, and analytical reports for senior USAID officials for both internal and external use. Supervision and Mentorship (15%)
  7. Supervise and mentor Population Reference Bureau Policy Fellow and other junior staff in the PRH Front Office. Includes fostering the Fellow's professional growth and ability to take on compliance-related projects on her/his own, as well as assisting the Fellow in pursuing technical interests within PRH.
  8. Contribute to and provide backstopping in other selected areas in line with special interests or areas of expertise, such as individual countries, technical working groups, multilateral agencies, or coordination with other donors.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Minimum qualifications for appointment to the foreign service at the FS-02 level.

    a. FS-02: A relevant Bachelor’s degree plus eight (8) years of relevant experience in communications, analysis, and/or research related to population, family planning and reproductive health policy of which four (4) years is overseas professional experience (to include residencies and consultancies); OR a Master’s degree in a relevant major such as policy sciences or international public health with specific relevant background in demography, international public health, economics and/or international development plus six (6) years of relevant experience of which four (4) years is overseas professional experience (to include residencies and consultancies); OR a Doctoral degree in a relevant major with five (5) years of relevant experience of which four (4) years is relevant overseas professional experience (to include residencies and consultancies).

  2. Familiarity with key actors in the policy arena.
  3. Knowledge of and experience with current issues in policy and program implementation affect-ing USAID’s FP/RH programs in developing countries.
  4. Demonstrated superior oral and written communication skills.
  5. Capacity to work in and lead teams.
  6. Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines.
  7. Ability to negotiate sensitive issues with diverse audiences.
  8. Strong interpersonal skills.
  9. Willingness and ability to travel to developing countries up to 2 weeks/trip for a total of 8-10 weeks/year.
  10. U.S. citizenship required.
  11. Ability to secure a top secret security clearance required.
  12. Foreign language fluency, e.g., Portuguese or French, preferred.

APPLICATIONS:

Interested candidates should apply on or before the deadline at: https://careers-camris.icims.com. Application materials consist of a letter, a resume and at least three references, sent via email in email attachments in MSWord or as PDF files. The letter should be addressed “To Whom it May Concern” and should make specific reference to this position (Senior Policy Advisor, USAID Bureau for Global Health). The letters should be sufficiently detailed so that the committee reviewing the candidates will be able to make an initial assessment of the candidate’s qualifications for the position and under-standing of the assignment. Candidates should take care to include contact information (email or phone) so that they can be contacted for interview. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.


22 Communication Officer
The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC)

LOCATION: Bangkok, Thailand

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 21 December 2014

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SUMMARY:

RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests holds a unique and important place in the world of forestry. It is the only international not-for-profit organization that specializes in capacity development for community forestry and devolved forest management. RECOFTC engages in strategic net-works and effective partnerships with governments, nongovernment organizations, civil society, the pri-vate sector, local people, and research and educational institutes throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. With over 25 years of international experience and a dynamic approach to capacity development—involving research, analysis and synthesis; strategic communication; training and learn-ing networks; and piloting and demonstrating—RECOFTC delivers innovative solutions for people and forests.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Communication Officer works at RECOFTC headquarters in Bangkok under the direction of the Communication Manager, Strategic Communication and in liaison with relevant program officer(s).

RECOFTC’s Strategic Communication (StratCom) unit supports RECOFTC’s overall objectives through enhancing awareness, attitudes and behavior among target audiences by working toward the following communication objectives:

  • Increasing awareness among key regional and national audiences on the benefits of community forestry and empowering local people to effectively and equitably engage in the sustainable management of forested landscapes.
  • Promoting RECOFTC’s role as a capacity development organization and knowledge hub on CF in Asia-Pacific
  • Encouraging internal communication and promoting effective knowledge sharing
  • Supporting effective, country-specific communication activities and tools, emphasizing tools in national languages

SELECTION CRITERIA:

The Communication Officer will have the following minimum qualification and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, journal-ism, or related field
  • Minimum five years experience working in communication of environmental, climate and/or social development issues in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Indonesia or Viet Nam
  • Sound understanding of strategic communication planning
  • Solid understanding of community forestry and human rights issues in Asia
  • Experience in developing and implementing a variety of communication tools: publications, event management, social media and website management
  • Experience in coordinating translations of communication tools in regional languages
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Fluent (written and spoken) in one of RECOFTC’s focal country languages (Thai, Khmer, Burmese , Laos, Bahasa Indonesia, or Vietnamese); excellent writing and editing skills in that language
  • Able to travel regionally

APPLICATIONS:

position along with salary requirements and current contact details of three referees, including recent supervisors to HR@recoftc.org. Please quote the position title in the subject line of the email. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. RECOFTC has a competitive compensation package. However, offers shall be based on salary history, relevant experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.

To learn more about RECOFTC, please visit our website www.recoftc.org Women and candidates from the Asia-Pacific region are strongly encouraged to apply. RECOFTC is an equal opportunity employer and the successful candidate will be selected based on merit.

Note: RECOFTC retains the right to offer the position at a certain grade dependent on qualifications and experience required by the position.


23 Communications Officer
International Budget Partnership

LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 1 January 2015

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SUMMARY:

The International Budget Partnership (IBP) Kenya is developing a database of communications experts in Kenya. We aim to establish a comprehensive pool of experts to provide technical assistance to IBP Kenya’s civil society partners in the areas of media and communications strategies at the national and county level.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Experts in communications should fullfil the following requirements:

  • A minimum of a Masters’ Degree in communications or related discipline and/or more than 10 years’ experience in communications. Experience in the development sector in Kenya is preferable.
  • Demonstrable experience in writing for various audiences, especially in producing published communications products in English and other local languages.
  • Expertise in designing and delivering media and strategic communications training programs to civil society groups.
  • Expertise in developing communications training materials for civil society.

APPLICATIONS:

Please forward two to four page curriculum vitae outlining your professional expertise according to the above requirements to Vivian Magero at magero.documents@gmail.com. You will receive a confirmation of your application. Please do not contact the IBP Kenya office regarding your application, once IBP Kenya has compiled your information we will contact suitable candidates directly with any questions or clarifications.


24 Development Officer
Indochina Starfish Foundation

LOCATION: Cambodia

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 23 December 2014

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SUMMARY:

ISF provides education, healthcare and sporting opportunities to disadvantaged children in Cambodia. In addition ISF provides support services to the families of the children in our education pro-gramme to enable them to break the cycle of poverty they are currently trapped in.

Through ISF’s Education Programme, which is a community based model, services are provided to children and their families within their communities, thus preventing the children from being unnecessarily institutionalised. This model provides opportunities to the children and their parents to empower them to change their own circumstances. The parents are also involved in the key decision making of ISF which provides them with dignified support that respects them rather than providing hand outs and creating dependency on ISF.

The intended benefits of the programme to every child we work with is that we give the foundations of an education, improve their health and nutrition, give them confidence and give them the opportunity to aspire to a better life. We support the students through to gainful employment.

ISF has grown from providing basic education opportunities to 18 children in 2006 to over 500 in 2014. Our plan is to take an additional 100 students into our education programme each year. Through the services provided to the families of the children ISF works with, almost an additional 2,000 people are supported.

ISF, in partnership with the Football Federation of Cambodia, plays a key role in providing grassroots footballing opportunities to some of Cambodia’s most disadvantaged children. This programme has grown from 50 players in 2006 to almost 3,500 in 2014 including deaf, hearing impaired players and players with intellectual and physical disabilities.

ISF is seeking to strengthen its development team in order to ensure the sustainability of its programs. ISF is looking for a highly motivated individual who can fullfil the position Development Officer and work in close cooperation with his/her colleagues. The successful applicant will be a person who is highly motivated to learn and further develop their skills working for a NGO non-profit organisation.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

You will be responsible for managing a portfolio of donors to include managing donor communications, producing reports and researching and developing proposals for new funding opportunities. You will also play a key role in donor communications. Working with a team of foreign and local staff to ensure the smooth running of all activities associated with the ISF Development Team and to maximise fundraising opportunities and income.

In the absence of the Development Manager and when appropriately appointed, this role will require you to oversee the work of the Development Team in Phnom Penh and perform the relevant duties required to ensure the continued smooth running of donor communications and fundraising activity.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Have a Bachelor Degree or higher qualification in business, marketing, communications, development, or other related field (desirable)
  2. Experience managing relationships with stakeholders/clients (desirable)
  3. Understanding of administration, fund-raising and development (desirable)
  4. Understand budgets (desirable)
  5. Fluent in English and able to write in English to a very high standard (essential)
  6. Self-motivated, outgoing, friendly and persuasive (essential)
  7. Comfortable meeting new people and be able to positively impress and motivate ISF’s current and potential partners (essential)
  8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills (essential)
  9. Keen to progress and commit to new challenges (essential)
  10. Work collaboratively and be a team player (essential)
  11. Able to work effectively cross-culturally (essential)

APPLICATIONS:

Interested candidates are requested to send Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to Jeni Gwynn at jg@indochinastarfish.org.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. All successful applicants will be required to provide references, relevant certificates and a back-ground police check in line with ISF’s Child Protection Policy.


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