ENERGY AND NATIONAL SECURITY PROGRAM - PROGRAM COORDINATOR, CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, WASHINGTON, DC
The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Since 1962, CSIS has been dedicated to finding ways to sustain American prominence and prosperity as a force for good in the world. After 50 years, CSIS has become one of the world’s preeminent international policy institutions focused on defense and security, regional stability, and transnational challenges ranging from energy and climate to global development and economic integration.
B.A./B.S. required, as well as 1-2 years related research and administrative experience. Strong interest in policy-related research and energy issues. Ability to work closely and cooperatively with a range of individuals with diverse interests, backgrounds, dispositions, and executive levels. Ability to write concept papers, proposals, business correspondence, etc. Must possess strong communication skills including the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from constituency groups, media, governmental entities, and the general public. Must be computer literate including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet.
CSIS is seeking a Program Coordinator to join the Energy and National Security Program. The Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the successful administration of all aspects of the program. Responsibilities cross all program components, including program organization, outreach, and administrative support.
Description of Duties:
- Manages event logistics, including site selection, invitations, speaker requests, media requests, summary reports
- Drafts and responds to correspondence and inquiries from program stakeholders
- Prepares and distributes development related documents
- Maintains corporate and program files (e.g., activities, expenses, conflict areas)
- Oversees the fiscal management of the program
- Serves as point of contact for press and outside program contacts
- Supervises and coordinates intern staff in day-to-day activities
- Contributes to the development of the overall program agenda
If interested in applying for this position, please submit a letter of interest and resume: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to include the position in the subject section of the e-mail. CSIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Deadline: June 8, 2012
SENIOR RESEARCHER/RESEARCHER ON PEACE OPERATIONS, STOKHOLM INTERNATIONAL PEACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
SIPRI is seeking a Senior Researcher or Researcher to join its Armed Conflict and Conflict Management Programme, taking particular responsibility for peace operations.Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is an independent international institute for research into problems of peace and conflict, especially those of international security, armaments and disarmament. It ranks as one of the world’s foremost research organizations focusing on these issues.
The Armed Conflict and Conflict Management Programme provides the main platform within SIPRI for critical research, analysis and recommendations in relation to the nature, major actors, and overall trends in conflict and armed violence. As a part of its work on conflict, the Programme has established a strong reputation in the study of peace operations and post conflict
In 2012 SIPRI launched a new initiative, The New Geopolitics of Peacekeeping, to examine the impact of the changing international security environment on the nature, location, scale and aims of peace operations with a focus on the perspectives and policies of emerging powers. Through a series of regional dialogue meetings, the initiative aims to explore the shifting normative and
practical landscape related to the use of force to manage conflict. The Programme develops and hosts the SIPRI Multilateral Peace Operations Database (http://www.sipri.org/databases/pko/), a unique source of information on various peace operations around the globe. SIPRI is committed to strengthening its work related to peace operations. The person appointed to this position will be expected to play a major role in developing and managing an expanding range of activities in this area, including the New Geopolitics of Peacekeeping initiative.
- Taking the lead, in coordination with the Programme Director, in developing a research agenda and set of activities (projects, meetings, publications) to explore the key issues and challenges of contemporary peace operations and peace building and to strengthen the international profile and reputation of the Programme;
- Bringing forward initiatives and project funding proposals to support the Programme’s existing initiatives and new activities;
- Managing staff involved with peace operations work in the Programme;
- Promoting work on peace operations across the institute, including through advancing initiatives to establish new expertise at SIPRI and secure the resources to support new posts related to peace operations issues;
- Producing on a regular basis high-quality publications of international significance;
- Managing the Peace Operations database;
- Representing the Programme in meetings, conference, seminars and other relevant forums;
- Strengthening existing contact networks with policymakers and experts and build new ones;. Responding to media and public queries.
The successful candidate will have:
- A minimum level of experience (five years for a Senior Researcher and three years for a Researcher) in academic research or policy work related to peace operations, including a record of high-quality (peer-reviewed) publications;
- An advanced academic qualification (a PhD is preferred) in international relations, peace and conflict studies, political science, or related social science discipline;
- A track record of successful fund raising to support research;
The ability to work independently and as part of a team in an international environment;
- Effective communication skills; Proficiency in written and spoken English.
To apply: Applicants should submit a CV and a one-page cover letter to Ms Åsa
Agréus (email@example.com), Human Resources Officer. All correspondence
should include the job reference CP2012.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
Deadline: June 29, 2012
DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY / OPERATIONS MANAGER, ACDI/VOCA, HAITI
Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 93 projects in 40 countries and revenues of $124 million.
We are currently seeking a DCOP/Operations Manager for an anticipated Title II Development Food Aid Program in the Southeast of Haiti. This multi-year, non-emergency program will be a follow-on to ACDI/VOCA’s current Multi-Year Assistance Program (MYAP) in the Southeast of Haiti which is due to end in 2012. The new program will be integrated with USAID strategies to address the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity. The program’s ultimate goal is “to reduce food insecurity, prevent malnutrition, and increase resiliency in vulnerable rural households in Haiti.” The program will focus on strengthening livelihoods, improving health and nutrition among pregnant and lactating women and children under two, and improving institutions and communities’ abilities to respond to shocks as part of the program’s early warning system. The DCOP/Operations Manager responsibilities and qualifications for this program include but are not limited to the following:
- Provide support to programmatic teams, including identifying and promoting clear communications on issues of budget management and programmatic activities, compliance, monitoring and evaluation and documentation.
- Liaise with governmental agencies and USAID offices in Haiti and Washington, DC. Communicate regularly and share program information with other USAID project managers, bilateral donors, UN organizations and other indigenous and international NGOs to ensure visibility of ACDI/VOCA activities.
- Represent ACDI/VOCA at meetings, workshops, and other events.
- Ensure compliance among key staff with all corporate and local ACDI/VOCA policies and procedures.
- Contribute to the development of reports for the donor, the host country and/or ACDI/VOCA.
- In coordination with the COP, oversee budgets to ensure all expenditures are in compliance with ACDI/VOCA and donor policies and regulations as well as within the scope of the program budget.
- Monitor budget, fund disbursal and financial records to ensure that project expenditures are in compliance with ACDI/VOCA and USAID policies and regulations.
- Ensure timely cash flow analyses and projections to be provided to the donor as necessary and for internal management purposes.
- Review and oversee financial management and administrative procedures and recommend and oversee implementation of changes/improvements in procedures.
- Supervise program administrative, human resources and financial staff. Manage and evaluate staff as necessary to ensure program success. Oversee staff capacity-building.
- Contribute to the identification of new business opportunities for ACDI/VOCA that further ACDI/VOCA objectives and complement other ACDI/VOCA projects and programs.
- Minimum of 5 years overseas managing large, multi-year USAID funded projects with multiple implementing partners.
- Minimum 10 years relevant food security/livelihoods experience;
- Experience developing and managing programs related to integrated rural development with experience in Haiti or Francophone Africa is preferred.
- Familiarity with commodity management best practices under P.L. 480 preferred.
- Demonstrated proficiency in the field of people and project management, as well as strategic planning, sustainability and exit-strategy implementation.
- Prior experience with USAID Title II projects, procedures, policies and reporting requirements is required.
- Effective record of building relationships with governmental organizations as well as private and community organizations is required.
- Established track record of achieving results within difficult working environments is required
- Masters degree in a pertinent field (for example: social research, project management, international development, international business) is highly desirable.
- Fluency in both English and French languages is required; Haitian Creole is highly preferred.
Contact: Lars Volz
Please apply online at http://acdivoca.maxhire.net/cp/?E5556D361D43515B7E59192F77561C680262774B. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.
Deadline: July 22, 2012
GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE PROGRAM COORDINATOR, THE AMERICAN REFUGEE COMMITTEE, BANGKOK, THAILAND
ARC Thailand’s Gender-Based Violence (GBV) program has a mission to strengthen the capacities of community stakeholders to prevent and respond to Gender-Based Violence in five ARC-serviced refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border through constituent-driven, quality programming.
Primary Purpose of Position:
The GBV Program Coordinator is the key manager of ARC’s GBV program in Thailand. The ARC GBV program is responsible for GBV prevention, response, and capacity building activities with an emphasis on careful and well-planned capacity building with national/local partners and the promotion of sustainable community-led interventions. This contributes to ARC’s mission by delivering high quality and lasting impact programs, thus enhancing the self-sufficiency of our constituents.
Major Areas of Accountability:
- Program Management, Development, Monitoring and Evaluation 25%
- Financial Management 10%
- Human Resource Management 25%
- Coordination & Advocacy 25%
- Head of Mae Sariang Office Responsibilities 15%
MPH, MSW, or similar degree or experience required.
- At least 2 years program management experience, including 1-2 years managing GBV or similar program with internally displaced populations, refugees, or other post conflict settings desired.
- At least 2 years experience with capacity building of local organizations- technical and program development.
- Experience working with budgets.
- Direct experience and skills in GBV prevention and response using a survivor-centered approach.
- Thorough awareness and knowledge of reproductive health and gender issues as well as GBV.
- Skills and experience in group facilitation and conducting trainings.
- Thorough understanding of the principles of counseling and ability to adapt psychosocial knowledge and skills to cultural context; counseling experience preferred.
- Experience supervising, guiding and training staff, individually or in groups.
- Excellent computer, writing, and communication skills, including proven report writing skills.
- Experience planning/collaborating with government officials, other health profession staff, and organizations.
Key Behaviors and Abilities:
- Ability to work independently and be flexible.
- Willingness to work in another culture, in a complex emergency environment with basic/limited local resources and infrastructure.
- Ability to work in a team and promote team-building through coordination and communication skills.
- Grant writing experience preferred.
- Commitment to gender equality.
- Willingness to travel extensively throughout the region.
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, ENERGY AND NATIONAL SECURITY, COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, WASHINGTON, DC
The Council’s Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program’s aim is to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.
As part of the Studies Program, the research associate will support several fellows and adjunct fellows whose work focuses on the nexus of energy and national security with particular (but not exclusive) focus on oil and gas. The major responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:
- Researching specific areas, finding articles, writing research briefs, and tracking news as requested by the fellows
- Assisting with fact-checking, proofreading and editing of op-eds, journal articles, and other written materials
- Coordinating events, including sending invitations and managing RSVPs, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
- Managing budgets, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information and writing reports and requests
- Providing administrative support to the fellows, including scheduling, booking travel, handling correspondence, and responding to requests for information
- BA in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, or a related field, with high academic credentials. Candidates with a BA in a natural science and a strong background in international relations or political science will also be considered
- Two years related administrative and/or internship experience
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong research, proofreading, and editing skills
- Strong organizational skills and multitasking skills with a keen attention to detail
- Ability to meet deadlines and work calmly in a fast-paced environment
- Background in U.S. foreign policy and/or energy strongly preferred.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. Founded in 1921, CFR is dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens to better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. CFR, with headquarters located in New York City and an office in Washington, DC, conducts outreach programs to target constituencies nationwide. The organization’s 4,500+ members are leaders in global issues and include representatives from a broad range of fields. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on international affairs. CFR provides commentary and analysis about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org, on ForeignAffairs.com and through social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
There are three options for submitting your application for open positions in either the New York or Washington, DC, office:
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Preferred method)
By Fax: +1-212-434-9893
By Mail: Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Department
58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.
SENIOR ANALYST, CHINA, INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP, WASHINGTON, DC.
Reporting to the North East Asia Project Director/China Adviser, and working closely with other research and advocacy staff in the organisation, the successful candidate will develop and enhance Crisis Group’s research capabilities as they relate to the role of China in conflict prevention and resolution issues in the region and around the world. The successful candidate will research and produce reports on Chinese policy on political, social and security issues in countries in the region and around the world. The position requires strong field research, analysis, drafting and editing skills, and an understanding of international conflict dynamics. While the analyst will be based in Beijing, travel within the region and internationally will be required, sometimes under demanding conditions; the ability to work under tight deadlines in a team as well as independently is essential.
- Providing analysis and advice on key issues linked to Chinese foreign policy, particularly as they relate to conflict issues in the region and around the world;
- With minimal supervision, leading reports and briefing papers through the entire writing and publication process, from conceptualising to research, writing, and assisting with advocacy efforts, both locally and, when appropriate, internationally;
- Briefing the North East Asia Project Director/China Adviser and other Crisis Group staff on China-focused developments, and working closely with Program and Project Directors to provide input into Crisis Group publications as required;
- Developing ties with Chinese government officials to maintain a dialogue on conflict related issues in the region and around the world, with a focus on Asia but also Africa and the Middle East;
- Developing ties with other researchers and analysts in China and abroad looking at China’s growing role around the world, particularly in relation to conflict;
- Maintaining communication with Crisis Group’s New York and DC offices to monitor Chinese positions on issues covered by the UN Security Council and other UN bodies;
- When the China Adviser/North East Asia Project Director is away, may be required to supervise a small research staff and field office.
- Excellent knowledge of China and extensive contacts with government officials and non-government actors such as think tanks, media and academia;
- Bilingual-level fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese;
- Minimum of 6 years of professional experience working in government, academia, international organizations, NGOs or journalism; with field experience in China;
- Masters degree or PhD in international relations, political science, journalism, law, sociology or equivalent through experience;
- Excellent English research, writing, editing and critical analysis skills, and ability to formulate well-targeted policy recommendations;
- Extensive knowledge of Chinese foreign policy issues as well as experience in international policy analysis, security policy analysis and conflict prevention;
- Proven track record in writing well-structured and peer-reviewed policy reports;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including public presentation skills and a very strong capacity for effective teamwork;
- Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment and under tight deadlines;
- Willingness to undertake travel and conduct field research for 1-2 weeks at a time.
Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, cover letter, and contact details of at least three referees and two writing samples. In the cover letter (which should be submitted in the body of the e-mail) the candidate should briefly propose her or his own ideas on themes for two future China-focused Crisis Group reports, and briefly describe how she/he would research them. Please refer to Crisis Group's website for previous publications: http://www.crisisgroup.org.
Please send applications by email to email@example.com “Senior Analyst, China" in the subject line of the e-mail. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Recruitment will remain open until the appropriate candidate is appointed. No phone calls or emails please.
VALUE CHAIN AND PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, SOUTH SUDAN, ACDI/VOCA, SUDAN
ACDI/VOCA is seeking a long-term Value Chain and Private Sector Development Specialist for a current five-year, USAID-funded project in South Sudan. The project’s goal is to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and food production in the three Equatoria states of South Sudan, with a value chain focus on smallholder production of staple crops. The anticipated start date for this position is mid-July 2012. Please note that this is not a family post.
- Provide overall leadership in applying a value chain approach and learning process to ensure project interventions are targeted and responsive to evolving market requirements and upgrading needs.
- Coordinate with other project staff to support farmer and producer organizations in evaluating market requirements and developing responsive production plans.
- Facilitate linkages among lead farms, producer organizations, wholesalers and traders to make local production competitive with imports in domestic markets.
- Provide assistance in conjunction with other technical staff to build the capacity of producer organizations to perform marketing functions.
- Strengthen farms, associations and rural enterprises to improve post-harvest handling and value-added services including drying, milling, processing and storage.
- Support retailers and wholesalers in developing market associations to promote a more transparent and equitable system of market fees and ensure a reliable flow of local production to market.
- Work with local government to facilitate efficient market access for local production.
- Minimum 7-10 years of experience working on agricultural development and competiveness projects.
- Master’s degree in relevant technical field.
- Demonstrated understanding of the value chain approach, ideally in an African context.
- Experience with post-harvest handling a plus.
- Experience implementing activities in large, complex projects in challenging environments.
- Fluency in English required.
Please apply online at
http://acdivoca.maxhire.net/cp/?E5556D361D43515B7E59192F77561A690762774B. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.
Deadline: July 22, 2012
PROJECT ASSOCIATE, RESULTS, WASHINGTON, DC
RESULTS Educational Fund (REF) is seeking a Project Associate to support managing all aspects of the Executive Director’s portfolio. Based on capacity and proactive engagement, the Associate will have the opportunity to engage in high-level planning and strategy discussions, and support the planning and execution of projects. The Associate will be exposed to confidential and sensitive information, thus discretion and confidentiality is absolutely mandatory. This is a full-time position based in Washington, D.C. Salary and benefits package are competitive and based on experience.
The Project Associate will report directly to the Executive Director and responsibilities will include:
- Events Management and Support: Coordinate projects and events including National Director and Board of Director’s meetings and events - securing venue, catering, and travel arrangements; developing materials, agenda and other resources; and, taking minutes and tracking next steps as appropriate. Administrative/Logistics: manage ED calendar and schedule appointments for internal and external engagement, draft external correspondents and emails, provide monitoring and evaluation support, attend domestic and international conferences and provide support to the ED and team as needed at these conferences, ensure flawless logistics and travel support for ED and other representatives and allies for high-level meetings.
- Communications/Material Development: Develop, contribute to, and edit various materials, including grant reports to partners and donors about project activities; briefings materials for meetings, events, and advocacy opportunities; strategy documents and implementation plans for campaign activities; website content; and, high-level partner communications.
- Program Development: Support project expansion and program development areas under the direction of the Executive Director and Director of Program Development. This includes researching, advancing and managing potential opportunities for new funding opportunities, developing, writing and editing presentations, award nominations, concept notes, proposals, and other materials to advance the impact and reach of the project and organization.
- Staff Recruitment: Assist departments in positing and editing job descriptions, screening applications, scheduling interviews and service as point person for shortlisted candidates, and potentially conducting first round interviews.
- International Conference: Manage corporate and non-profit sponsorship campaign for the International Conference (IC), coordinate external outreach and attendance at IC congressional reception, coordinating Capitol Hill meetings for ED and high level participants, coordinate RESULTS and REF annual board meeting, and provide overall support for the ED at the conference including drafting statements, constructing presentations, supporting donor engagements, and managing ED’s agenda.
- Undergraduate degree, preferably in a related field.
- Minimum of three years of related experience preferably working in a non-profit organization and/or in international advocacy, public policy, public health, etc.
- The ideal candidate will be able to ‘manage-up’- not only will the position need to manage its portfolio but the Executive Director’s portfolio as well
- Exceptional writing and editing skills and ability to communicate effectively with different audiences in the US and internationally.
- Superior organizational skills, attention to detail, with experience in managing multiple deadlines, complex assignments, and competing priorities.
- Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment, as well as independently and collaboratively in a professional manner with team and partners- with moderate supervision.
- Flexibility- position may or may not have long term projects but a number of short term projects- looking for a candidate that can adapt.
- Self-starter willing to take initiative and do what is necessary to complete the job.
- Ability to travel (domestically and internationally) on short notice.
- Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.
- Commitment to the mission of the organization.
- Familiarity with global health and foreign aid funding mechanisms desired.
The hiring process will be expedited and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged. Interviews are scheduled to begin in the first week of June. Please e-mail resume, cover letter specific to this position, and a relevant writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications without these materials will not be considered. Please include “Project Associate" in the subject of your email. No phone calls please.
RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual preference.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, GLOBAL ISSUES GROUP, BRITISH EMBASSY WASHINGTON, DC
The British Embassy is looking for a dynamic and capable Executive Assistant to provide support to the Counsellor for Global Issues. The Counsellor heads the 20-strong Embassy Global Issues Group (GIG), one of the most varied and fast-paced departments in the Embassy, leading on UK-US relations on energy, environment and resource security; trade negotiations and business policy, innovation, science and technology; transport policy; and liaison with the business community in Washington DC. In addition, the Counsellor manages staff at other consulates, including the Science and Innovation Team located across the network. This is a busy and interesting job, working closely with colleagues from a cross-section of the British and US governments, staff across the Embassy, the US network and other key stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage all aspects of the Counsellor’s schedule, including activities with the US Administration, the Hill and other relevant external stakeholders
- Develop constructive relations with the staff and offices of the Counsellor’s key stakeholders and contacts in the Embassy, in DC, across the US and in London; Maintain contact database
- Assist with management of the Counsellor’s workflow, such as inbox management and drafting and editing correspondence, while exercising judgement to ensure priority issues are attended to, particularly when Counsellor is on regular work related travel
- Provide research assistance, including trip and meeting preparation and background.
- Co-ordinate the Group’s budget forecast, monitoring and reporting
- Act as a central point of contact for the group within the Embassy; Other administrative duties as assigned
- A minimum of 2-3 years relevant experience
- Excellent organisational skills and a keen eye for detail
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize and exercise judgement in the face of conflicting priorities and competing demands
- Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to be professional, courteous and deal directly with key players at a senior level inside and outside the Embassy
- Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite
- Previous experience with or knowledge of the US government and/or the Hill an advantage
- Demonstrated interest in or knowledge of issues handled by Global Issues Group an advantage
Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A visa holders*. If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at www.ukinusa.fco.gov.uk. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.
*A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas.
The British Embassy Network offers a strong benefits package. This package includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package.
INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT AS TEAM LEADER, UN WOMEN VIET NAM COUNTRY OFFICE HANOI, VIETNAM
The international consultant will work:
To gather data from all UN agencies on all contributions to the One Plan 2016 and rank the activities on a scale of the level of gender mainstreaming , using a UN agreed criteria. To annotate a logical framework in colour coding indicating the ranking To analyze the data and develop key synthesis and graphs of areas of greatest work To present the material to the Informal Gender Programme Coordination Working Group for discussion and amend if necessary.
Duration Of Assignment And Duty Station
The time required for the consultancy is estimated at 12 full-time working days within the period from June to July 2012 (Tentative). The following framework identifies the time required per consultant:
1. Working with the UN programme staff, either gender focal point, or other staff directed by the UN Agency head to develop One Plan colour coded document for each of the three focus areas of the One Plan 2012-2016 2. Compile information into focus area, with graphs and analysis and present to Informal Gender PCG working group. 3. Present to Informal Gender PCG working group 4. Finalise after feedback from informal Gender PCG working group TOTAL IV. CONTRACT SUPERVISION
Degree Of Expertise And Qualifications
Applications are sought from suitably qualified candidates in Viet Nam and internationally. The time required for the consultancy is estimated at 12 full-time working days within the period from June-July 2012. The following framework identifies the time required per consultant: Essential Master's degree in international development, adult education, sustainable development or related field. At least 7 years of professional experience in the area of gender and international development. Substantial consultancy experience with a record of providing high-quality, gender analysis work with UN agencies. Good working knowledge on gender programming and UN agency work in Viet Nam Familiarity with the One Plan 2012-2016 for Viet Nam. Desirable Vietnamese language
Interested applicants are requested to submit documents listed below to UN Women via email email@example.com and CC firstname.lastname@example.org: Updated CV Proposed daily consultant rate
Interested applicants must also submit their CV to http://unifembkk-roster.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: June 6, 2012
IOM SEEKS HEAD, COMMUNITY STABILIZATION UNIT
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), and in coordination with relevant units and departments in IOM Headquarters (HQ), in particular the Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) the successful candidate will manage the Unit that provides support to programmes that largely, although not exclusively, correspond to the programmatic areas covered by DOE. Particular attention will be paid to post-conflict programming, including but not restricted to transition programming, security sector reform, community recovery and rehabilitation efforts, elections support work, repatriation and reintegration, and property claims.
He/ she will manage the coordination of programme support activities within the scope of the Unit, as well as financial reporting and reimbursement, with pertinent agencies and departments of the United States Government, and other US-based donors, stakeholders and programme partners. Core Functions/ Responsibilities:
- Support IOM's contacts with US Government departments, bureaus, and offices and counterparts responsible for US Government programming in areas of preparedness, response, transition and recovery.
- Ensure that the Unit gathers and disseminates to IOM missions information pertaining to US Government policies, procedures and funding priorities relevant to IOM's organizational priorities, objectives and mandate.
- Update IOM field missions about changes in the US Government's modus operandi and funding priorities when appropriate and provide assistance upon request to individual missions in the development of proposals for funding.
- Assist IOM field missions when necessary in the development and submission of programme proposals and establish an understanding of and contacts within relevant US Government counterparts in order to lobby for support of IOM programmatic initiatives.
- Serve as a liaison between IOM field offices and the US Government in programmatic areas within the scope of the Unit; in particular, manage the overall framework of the IOM 4-Corner Terms of Reference applicable to USAID/OTI-funded programmes
- Develop an understanding of, and relationship with, other US Government-funded entities in the Washington area to seek potential funding opportunities.
- Create and implement an outreach strategy to raise the profile of IOM with Washington based groups (contractors, NGOs, think tanks etc.) so as to take advantage of future programme possibilities, including participation in Indefinite Quantity Contracts (IQC) consortia.
- Develop tools and procedures to enable IOM to participate and coordinate with outside partners on IQCs.
- Support IOM's relationship with the Department of Defence and the general military establishment with a focus on civil-military affairs. Maintain similar relations with NATO Supreme Allied Command Transformation.
- Collaborate with the Donor Relations Division (DRD), Human Resources Management Division (HRMD) and Accounts Unit (ACO) to cultivate an understanding of relevant regulations pertaining to finances, staffing, grant and cooperative agreement management and contract management and disseminate such information to relevant IOM missions and audiences.
- Ensure compliance with the requirements of USG financial reporting mechanisms, as well as the Letter of Credit (LOC) and Payment Management System (PMS); in coordination with relevant units of HQ, Regional Offices and Administrative Centres, ensure the reimbursement of receivables at appropriate levels for US-funded programmes through the LOC and PMS systems.
- Oversee the development, maintenance and utilization of a database for the tracking of US-funded projects in order to monitor programme implementation and compliance with US government requirements; coordinate programmatic information with relevant IOM units including DOE, DRD and Project Information Unit (PIU).
- Provide advice to IOM missions with active US Government funding on how to improve coordination and interaction with US Government counterpart entities. 14. Undertake temporary duty to IOM field missions requiring assistance with emergency and/or development situations where programs covered by the unit are being developed and/or implemented.
- Replace the Chief of Mission in her/his absence.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
a) takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism; b) works effectively with all clients and stakeholders; c) promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly; d) takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management; e) plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility; f) displays mastery of subject matter; g) contributes to a collegial team environment; h) creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA); i) incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation; j) displays awareness of relevant technological solutions; k) works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
a) effectively interfaces with government officials of appropriate level on matters related to substantive migration issues and the work of IOM; b) effectively applies knowledge of migration issues within organizational context; c) correctly frames migration issues within their regional, global, and political context.
Desirable Qualifications and Experience
a) completed advanced university degree from an accredited academic institution, preferably in Political/ Social Science, International Relations, Migration Studies; b) eight years of relevant professional experience (or ten years for candidates holding a first level university degree) in international affairs or project management; c) six years of experience working with IOM in programmatic areas covered by the Unit; d) five years of experience in managing US Government-funded programmes a strong advantage; e) familiarity with United States Government departments and agencies that fund IOM in emergency / post conflict settings; f) knowledge of UN Civil-Military Coordination guidelines, and in particular US Government mechanisms for coordination of civilian and military assistance efforts.
Thorough knowledge of English. Knowledge of other IOM/ UN official languages an advantage.
1. The tenure of contract of staff members holding a regular contract will remain unchanged. How to apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by June 08, 2012 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
Deadline: June 8, 2012
UN JOB POSTING - FORMULATION OF POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT FOR WOMENS PROGRAMME IN LILONGWE, MALAWI
Duties and Responsibilities
Composition of the Formulation Team:
A Local Firm will be identified to provide two consultants: a team leader and a team member who should have expertise in Gender equality, Gender Mainstreaming, Gender Machinery, Women’s empowerment, democratic governance, programme formulation and management.
Specific Responsibilities of Team Leader:
The Team Leader will be responsible for providing leadership in the following key tasks:
- Preparation of a synthesis of situation analysis, main lessons learnt, key issues and relevant recommendations in the areas of political empowerment of women;
- Drafting of the inception report and programme document outliner;
- Articulation of the linkages between MGDS, UNDAF and CPD outcomes related to women’s empowerment;
- Develop the methodology for conducting the programme formulation exercise;
- Presenting inception report and draft reports to the National Reference Group and use feedback to make necessary revisions;
- Data collection and analysis;
- Drafting the main formulation document;
- Presenting the final draft to the Local Project Appraisal Committee (LPAC);
- Preparation and submission of report for the LPAC meeting.
Specific responsibilities of the Team Member:
- The team member will provide support to the Team Leader in designing the programme elements in their respective areas. The key outputs are:
- Provide input to the inception report on scope and design of the programme;
- Collection of documents and information for specified project/output areas of focus;
- Drafting of designated sections of the programme document; and
- Taking notes for meetings with stakeholders or reference groups and participation in meetings as needed.
- Demonstrates commitment to human development principles and values;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- Shares knowledge and experience;
- Provides helpful feedback and advice;
- Strong analytical skills;
- Plans and produces quality results to meet established goals;
- Generates innovative, practical solutions to challenging situations;
- Conceptualizes and analyzes problems to identify key issues, underlying problems, and how they relate;
- Demonstrates substantive and technical knowledge to meet responsibilities and post requirements with excellence;
- Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
- Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.
Required Skills and Experience
A local or international consulting firm should adequately cover competencies in Gender equality, Gender Mainstreaming, Gender Machinery, Women’s empowerment, democratic governance, programme formulation and management. The international consultancy firm should include local expertise. The team should comprise the following set of consultants:
- Possession of at least a Master’s Degree in gender, social science or any other development- related discipline;
- At least ten years’ experience in the field of political empowerment of women, preferably in the Sub-Saharan Africa Region and other developing countries;
- Demonstrable experience with programme/project formulations andresults-based management;
- Demonstrable experience with activities related to Gender Mainstreaming and strengthening of Gender Machinery;
- Experience with building multi-sectoral partnerships, including Development Partners, Government Institutions and Civil Society Organizations and resource mobilization;
- Excellent reporting and writing skills in English;
- Experience and familiarity with UNDP programming and funding procedures/modalities will be an added advantage.
- Possession of at least a Master’s Degree in political science or any other development - related discipline;
- At least three years’ experience in the field of Democratic Governance, including a particular focus on electoral processes, parliament, civic and voter education and/or women empowerment in Malawi or the Region;
- Demonstrable experience with program/project formulations and results-based management;
- Demonstrable experience with Gender Mainstreaming in Governance Structures;
- Experience with building multi-sectoralpartnerships, including Development Partners, Government Institutions and Civil Society Organizations and resource mobilization;
- Excellent reporting and writing skills in English;
- Experience and familiarity with UNDP programming and funding procedures/modalities will be an added advantage.
"LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR - POLITICAL, PEACE AND SECURITY, HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS," GENEVA
The objective of the Leadership Development Coordinator is to ensure that Resident Coordinators, Humanitarian Coordinators (the most senior United Nations officials in most field duty stations) and other identified senior United Nations (UN) leaders have the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively perform humanitarian coordination leadership functions. She/he does so by identifying, developing and providing learning opportunities to Resident Coordinators (RCs), Humanitarian Coordinators (HCs) and other identified senior United Nations (UN) leaders in cooperation with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) partners (United Nations agencies, funds and programs, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Red Cross/Red Crescent movement, and International Organisation for Migration (IOM)) and other United Nations bodies such as United Nations Development Operations Coordination Office (DOCO), United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Department of Political Affairs (DPA), Department of Safety and Security (DSS), and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Within limits of delegated authority and the area of responsibility, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will fulfil the following main functions: Develop and regularly update a strategic plan for humanitarian coordination leadership strengthening; Develop professional development, learning and training activities on humanitarian issues for RCs, HCs and other identified senior UN leaders in coordination with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) partners, United Nations Development Operations Coordination Office (UNDOCO), United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), United Nations Department of Political Affairs (DPA), United Nations Department for Safety and Security (DSS), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations System Staff College by: liaising and consulting with partners, identifying learning objectives, designing learning programmes and interventions, producing learning and professional development materials, i.e. session outlines and facilitators' guide identifying qualified facilitators, resource persons and presenters and providing guidance and support to their work, integrating best practices and new policies and practices into programmes. Oversee the organisation of workshops, professional development and other learning events on humanitarian issues for Resident Coordinators (RCs), Humanitarian Coordinators (HCs) and other identified senior United Nations leaders by providing guidance to the training assistant and other team members. Facilitate workshops, professional development and other learning events on humanitarian issues for Resident Coordinators (RCs), Humanitarian Coordinators (HCs) and other identified senior United Nations leaders. Manage the members of the leadership development team to ensure that workplan objectives are achieved and assist in any other matters related to Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) strengthening, when necessary.
Sound understanding of humanitarian coordination and leadership functions, the Resident Coordinator (RC) system and the humanitarian architecture (including UN, NGOs, Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement); Knowledge of learning and training methodologies and organisational development. Sound knowledge of and exposure to a range of humanitarian assistance, protection and human rights issues, strong analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response; ability to identify issues and to use sound judgment in resolving a wide range of problems; including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources to assess the impact of the humanitarian situation in assigned country/area.
PLANNING AND ORGANINSING:
Ability to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; ability to foresee risks and allow for contingencies when planning; and, ability to identify priority activities and adjust them as required. COMMUNICATION:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (spoken/written), including the ability to listen to and incorporate the views of stakeholders; Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (both verbally and in written); ability to tailor language, tone, style and format to match the audience. MANAGING PERFORMANCE:
Ability to delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; ability to ensure that roles and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; ability to monitor progress against milestones and deadlines; and, ability to judge the amount of time and human resources needed to accomplish a task and match task to skills.
Strong organisational and managerial skills, including ability to coordinate and lead the work of others; Empowers subordinates to translate work's targets into tangible results; is pro-active in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in training and professional development or related area that includes specifically leadership development. Experience in working with senior leaders. Experience in UN organizations, both in HQ and in the field, is highly desirable. Experience in humanitarian action is highly desirable.
English and French are both working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is an asset.
Deadline: June 9, 2012
NATIONAL PROGRAMME OFFICER - INTEGRATED FOR WOMEN IN POLITICS AND DECISION-MAKING, DILI
UN Women is currently seeking to hire a National Programme Officer to support the development, implementation and close monitoring of the planed work on the WPDM project. The National Programme Officer will be supervised by the Country Programme Manager (CPM). S/he and will ensure project efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting, in alignment with the defined project strategies and approaches. Applying concepts and methods of Results Based Management, s/he will perform the following tasks: ï‚· Project Management and Coordination: o Ensure the sound management of the project from planning to evaluation o Develop all necessary plans (Annual/quarterly, Disbursement, Procurement, Communication…) and continuously update the implementation plan for the WPDM project and ensure its timely execution o Draft TORs, concept notes, activity summary, contracts and all other documents in relation to the implementation of WPDM project activities, plans and budgets, ensuring their compliance with UN Women rules and procedures o Coordinate the implementation of the project activities by implementing partners o Coordinate with UNMIT and the other UN agencies intervening in the elections support process o Ensure sound budget planning and management ï‚· Technical support: o Support the implementing partners to achieve results in a timely manner through the provision of technical guidance and support for capacity development o Facilitate training workshops and conduct training on election, political systems and decision-making as appropriate ï‚· Monitoring and Reporting : o With support of the Monitoring and Reporting Officer, develop a Monitoring plan and ensure implementation of the defined monitoring activities o Monitor the overall allocation and disbursement of project funds, making sure that funds are properly allocated, monitored and liquidated. Propose to the CPM appropriate actions to optimise use of project funds o Prepare for the due date quarterly and annual project reports that include regular tracking of progress towards the achievement of outputs o Contribute to the preparation of the UN Women Annual Report by providing substantive inputs related to the project ï‚· Knowledge management: o Build database of relevant technical resources on WPDM that are relevant to the context of Timor-Leste including guidelines, training resources, policies and plans o Contribute to the exchange of information and knowledge products within the project and outside o Serve as a resource person on capacity development activities on gender in politics and other gender sensitive democratic issues upon request. ï‚· Partnership and advocacy: o Facilitate the building of partnerships among civil society organisations, women's groups, academia and elected bodies and government partners o Support the Country Programme Manager in pursuing linkages between WPDM activities and the other programmes being implemented in UN Women Timor-Leste o Contribute to the development of communication, advocacy and fund-raising material as requested ï‚· Perform other tasks as requested by the CPM
Recruitment Criteria Competencies and Qualifications Corporate Competencies Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN values and ethical standards Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UN Women Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability Treats people fairly and without favouritism. Strong organisational and planning skills Strong analytical and writing skills Results orientation Ability to multi-task management Ability to work in busy and high pressure environment without losing focus on the objectives and priorities Ability to interact with different level of people, including government high-level officials Adaptability Team spirit Substantive knowledge and understanding specifically on gender equality issues as well as more broadly, human rights and development cooperation Demonstrated experience in politics and democratic governance Familiarity with women political participation concepts and application Strong knowledge of Results-based Management (RBM) and Human Rights-based Approach to programming (HRBA) Knowledge of Timor Leste governmental institutions and legislative framework, including political and social situations of the country Strong research skills Ability to coordinate and organise meetings as well as trainings Dynamism and initiative to coordinate with the team Familiarity with Timor-Leste legislative framework Familiarity with UN mandate and work
Master's degree from a recognised university in Politics, International affairs, Public Administration , one of the Social Sciences and/or other relevant field A combination of a lower-level academic degree with an extensive relevant experience will considered in lieu of a Master's degree A minimum of two years of relevant experience in programme/project design and management. Previous employment experience on gender and democratic governance with international organisation a strong asset. Previous experience in politics, parliamentarian support, civic education or elections an asset Good computer skills in Windows environment, knowledge of internet communication and command of MS office application (Word, Excel, Power Point) Previous experience in the UN, Government or International development agency an asset Strong writing, analytical and communication skills in English Fluency in Portuguese and Tetum Knowledge of or Bahasa Indonesia is desirable
National of Timor-Leste, or Long-term Resident in Timor-Leste (proof of long-term resident status will be requested for application consideration)
How to apply: Interested candidates meeting the qualification criteria should apply by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and P11 form to Ms. Belo at email@example.com and CC to firstname.lastname@example.org
CONSULTANT, PROGRAMME ANALYST, TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE, PEACE AND SECURITY SECTION, UN WOMEN, NY
UN Women as the UN system leader on women’s access to justice is increasingly focused on galvanizing a coordinated and strengthened response on post-conflict justice for women, gender-sensitive transitional justice mechanisms, effective and inclusive reparations programmes and strengthened accountability and prosecutions for crimes committed against women in the course of conflicts. Increased capacity is needed to support ongoing global policy developments as well as technical support to international and domestic institutions of justice and UN Women’s field offices in countries recovering from conflict.
Under the supervision of the Programme Specialist on Rule of Law and Transitional Justice, the consultant will work on UN Women’s Global Programme on Women’s Access to Justice in conflict and post-conflict contexts to organize UN Women events in this area, develop knowledge products, initiate a community of practice for country offices working in the area of transitional justice, and provide support on justice issues for UN Women offices in countries emerging from conflict.
- Support the organization of a high level side event on women’s access to justice during the High Level Debate on Rule of Law of the UN General Assembly, September 2012.
- Support the organization of an international meeting related to women’s access to justice through international courts
- Develop a community of practice for UN Women and partners involved in gender-sensitive transitional justice programming, to share research, good practices and lessons learned and facilitate identification of future needed research and programming
- Update a review of UN Women support to past truth commissions and commissions of inquiry in order to develop guidance for future programming.
- Support knowledge products being developed by UN Women consultants on gender-sensitive transitional justice.
- Maintain a watching brief on events and knowledge development in the area of transitional justice in order to bring issues to the attention of the Programme Specialist and Chief Advisor. To this end, produce regular updates and attend relevant meetings.
- E. Undertake other tasks as needed and requested by the Chief Advisor of Peace and Security or Programme Specialist on Rule of Law and Transitional Justice
Work experience: Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in one of: Rule of Law/human rights, peacebuilding, transitional justice, or development. Established gender expertise. Programme and policy analysis, project management, and field experience in peacebuilding settings. Experience working with women’s organizations and governments and in the field desirable.
Technical expertise: Knowledge of rule of law programming, including transitional justice notably in post-conflict contexts. Knowledge of mechanisms for preventing SGBV through rule of law responses. Experience in knowledge management and generation including via communities of practice and publication track record. Ability to work as a member of a team. Excellent writing and communication skills.
Academic background: Advanced University degree (Masters Level) in law, social sciences, political science/ international affairs (i.e. international development studies, gender/women’s studies) or a related technical field.
Languages: Fluency in English is required. Fluency in French, Spanish or Arabic is a significant asset.
To Apply: To apply please submit CVs to email@example.com
Deadline: June 15, 2012
HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER - POLITICAL, PEACE AND SECURITY, HUMAN RIGHTS (P-4)
This post is located in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Regional Office located in Cairo, Egypt. They incumbent reports to the OHCHR Head of Office.
• Reviews, monitors and evaluates activities relating to the implementation of international human rights instruments, including recommendations of treaty bodies and mechanisms of the Human Rights Council (HRC).
• Supports the work of treaty-established bodies and extra-conventional mechanisms and special procedures.
• Prepares relevant human rights parts of reports for the General Assembly, HRC, etc. notes on the status of ratification of human rights instruments, etc.
• Meets regularly with national officials as well as Military and Police officers to plan projects and review project activities.
• Works with UN and non-governmental programmes in the country/region to integrate human rights, including their gender dimensions in their programs; helps design and implements the human rights program and designs the organization and focus of the evaluation.
• Ensures up-to-date information regarding substantive matters in the field of human rights and makes recommendations on actions to take.
• Makes contact with other sectors of the UN, other international organizations and governments on coordination and policy matters; brief representatives and provides, as appropriate suggestions and recommendations.
• Assists national stakeholders to develop and implement a training program in the field of human rights, international humanitarian law, democracy and the rule of law, with attention to gender perspectives.
• Serves as team leader with responsibility for carrying out, in consultation with the Regional Representative , work coordination and administrative functions relating to the staff, planning and budget.
• Trains and supervises new/junior staff.
• Performs other related duties as required.
Work implies frequent interaction with the following: Counterparts OHCHR, Representatives of Governments, Staff of specialized agencies, representatives of non-governmental organisations, regional intergovernmental organisations, etc., University professors, students and interested public,
Results Expected: Takes a lead role in identifying the underlying cause of human rights violations; negotiates with national stakeholders to identify causes of human rights violations and discusses possible bases for resolution. Serves as an effective spokesperson, and forms strong partnerships with relevant parties involved to engender support for and advance the institution’s human rights agenda.
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of and exposure to a range of human rights issues including approaches and techniques to address sensitive and complex human rights problems in their political, ethnic, racial, gender and socio-economic dimensions. Knowledge of institutional mandates of human rights organizations, prevailing policies and procedures. Ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the human rights situation in the region or country of assignment, including the political environment and legal statutes as they pertain to human rights. Ability to complete in-depth studies and reach conclusions on possible causes and solutions to human rights problems in specific societies and systems. Demonstrated skills in training civil authorities and members of advocacy groups to recognize warning signs of civil unrest and take preventive action to avert hostilities. Ability to relate to human rights issues and perspectives, including their gender equality dimensions, to political, social, economic and humanitarian programmes in affected countries and areas. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
COMMUNICATION: Proven ability to speak and write in a clear and concise manner, including the ability to draft a variety of reports. Conceptualization and presentation skills.
TEAMWORK: Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural environment across organizational boundaries. Ability to handle effectively multiple tasks without compromising quality team spirit and positive working relationships.
PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Excellent ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work plans; to organize competing demands and work under pressure.
CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area. Experience in UN field work, and in particular sensitivity to Middle East issues required. Demonstrated ability to conceive, draft and supervise technical cooperation projects and experience in monitoring human rights situations required.
Fluency in English and Arabic (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French desirable.
Deadline: June 22, 2012
FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, INTERNSHIPS,
SCHOLARSHIPS, AND ACADEMIC
INTERNATIONAL SECURITY INTERNSHIP, THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL, WASHINGTON, DC
Interns for the Program on International Security at the Atlantic Council are vital contributors to the program's fast-paced activities.
The mission of the Atlantic Council is to renew the transatlantic community for 21st century global challenges. The Program on International Security addresses critical issues in international security relevant to the United States and its European allies and partners. This includes a particular focus on the NATO Alliance, European security and defense policy, U.S. national security policy and decision-making, ISAF's mission in Afghanistan and functional issues such as cybersecurity, maritime security, and post-conflict operations.
The Program conducts research and project activities on these and other topics, which includes public speeches by senior U.S. and international policy makers and military commanders; off-the-record briefings, dinners and strategy sessions with senior U.S. and international policy and military officials; research and writing for publications, issue briefs, and the New Atlanticist policy analysis blog; drafting proposals for fundraising efforts, and other associated activities.
The program seeks well-organized, highly reliable, motivated candidates who thrive in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate initiative.
The position is non-paid, but candidates gain valuable skills, experience, knowledge, and contacts in the Washington, DC policy community.
Interns for the International Security Program provide important research and logistical support to assist these efforts and support program staff. Interns work closely with the Program Director, his deputies, and the Senior Fellows from the U.S. military and State Department in supporting the activities of the Program. Interns are also encouraged to pursue their own research projects and to write and publish their own policy briefs or blog posts.
- Conduct research to support the activities of the Director and his deputies.
- Produce the daily international security news brief.
- Manage program contacts and knowledge.
- Draft correspondence and take notes at Council roundtables and strategy sessions for program archives.
- Handle logistical issues for program events and activities.
- Write analytical pieces for publication on the New Atlanticist blog.
- Help draft policy briefs and task force reports.
- Must be at least a college junior in good standing, a graduate student or a recent graduate.
- Must demonstrate proven interest in international affairs and international security.
- Must work well with others and interact professionally with senior figures.
- Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution.
- Must be eligible to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the cover letter, please explain how you became interested in the program and share with us what type of job you would like to have five years from now. In the subject line, please indicate which program you are applying to.
FALL INTERN, CENTER ON THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE FOREIGN POLICY PROGRAM, BROOKINGS INSTITUTION, WASHINGTON, DC
The Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) at Brookings seeks an intern for the fall semester, approximately 35-40 hours per week, to provide research assistance, coordination, and programmatic assistance for the Center’s research projects, events, and outreach activities. The intern will also provide occasional administrative support to CUSE staff and visiting scholars.
CUSE fosters high-level U.S.-European dialogue on the changes in Europe and the global challenges that affect transatlantic relations. The Center offers independent research and recommendations for U.S. and European officials and policymakers, and it convenes seminars and public forums on policy-relevant issues.
The internship, consisting of approximately 70% research assistance and 30% administrative support and events coordination, has these specific duties and responsibilities:
A minimum of a BA in history, international affairs, political science, public policy, or related area with emphasis on Europe or transatlantic relations. Preference will be given to current MA candidates or recent graduates. Previous experience in research, event coordination, office management, and professional communications is helpful.
Professional proficiency in French and English required. Superior research, writing, and editing ability. Excellent organizational, reasoning, and analytical skills, and acute attention to detail are integral. Keen ability to understand foreign policy issues, along with good interpersonal skills, flexibility, discretion, and capacity to handle and respond appropriately and professionally in a fast-paced and highly productive atmosphere.
Send a cover letter and resume to: Rémy Haentjens at: email@example.com
(with “CUSE Internship – Fall 2012” and your name in the subject line)
For international applicants, Brookings is not responsible for providing student or work visas; you will need to make your own visa arrangements. Only those applicants selected for further discussion will be contacted. The internship is unpaid.
WOMEN'S INCOME GENERATING GROUP COORDINATOR INTERNSHIP, THE SHANTI UGANDA SOCIETY, UGANDA
The Shanti Uganda Society is seeking an energetic, innovative Women’s Income Generating Group (WIGG) Coordinator to expand our impact and contribute to the long-term sustainability of an organization committed to maternal and infant health. We improve infant and maternal health, provide safe women-centered care and support the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS through the operation of an off the grid solar powered Birth House in a remote village in Uganda. Shanti Uganda is founded on the yogic principles of selfless service, we embrace mother-centered care and we are a grassroots, small organization with a big on the ground impact.
- Provide training and workshops on entrepreneurship, business management, savings, health, and literacy and numeracy skills
- Plan, schedule, attend, and facilitate weekly WIGG meetings
- Coordinate Buying Days and shipment of WIGG craft products to Shanti Uganda Canada
- Set goals with the women, both savings, business, and personal goals; assist the women
- in meeting goals
- Assist women in the management of their savings plans
- Distribute and record monthly vitamin supplement distribution
- Identify problems and issues with the WIGG should they arise, and facilitate group problem solving; meet regularly with group leaders to monitor progress
- Monitor and evaluate the progress of each woman and ensure she is on track to becoming self-sufficient; follow up with absences and individual issues as necessary
Quality Control and Product Development
- Develop, implement, and monitor plans to continue the improvement of production efficiency and quality control
- Develop seasonal/topical products and promotions in cooperation with Shanti’s
- Ensure quality of all purchased products as per guidelines and communication with WIGG
Follow up with current pending Fair Trade Certification and monitor implementation of
- Trans Fair's suggestions
- Research similar income generating groups to identify means of improving and expanding the program
- Identify relevant conferences and events and facilitate the women’s presence at these events to generate sales of craft products and bring awareness of the Shanti Uganda
- Develop marketing materials for Shanti products sold locally and internationally
- Collaborate with Shanti Canada (Community Director, Volunteers) to increase sales of
- Shanti products in Canada and worldwide, including online
- Monitor and evaluate the progress of the Women’s Incoming Generating Group as a
- whole and make improvements
Qualifications & Experience
- Degree in International Development, or demonstrated interest and related experience
- Experience in community development and income generation projects
- An interest in the evaluation and measurement of progress in programs relating to health
- Demonstrated interest in women's health, human rights, community development and/or
- Demonstrated ability to work with people of varying socio-ethnic backgrounds
- Open minded, flexible, and patient
- Possess excellent inter-personal and networking skills
- An independent self starter
- Possess creativity and have vision
- Excellent organizational skills
- Experience working for a non-profit an asset
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Ability to multi-task
- Experience working in the Global South - an asset
This is a funded volunteer internship position with a minimum stay of 6 months. Applicant will be provided with accommodation throughout the duration of placement and is expected to work a 40hr work week.
THIS INERNSHIP WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED.
Please apply with resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
LATIN AMERICA INTERNSHIP, FREEDOM HOUSE, WASHINGTON, DC.
Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, Nations in Transit, and Countries at the Crossroads. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.
The Intern will assist the Latin America team with the implementation of projects related to human rights and democracy in the region. He/she will provide administrative and logistical support, including maintaining databases, assisting with financial management and performing general administrative duties. This internship will require a commitment of 40 hours per week and will report to the Director for Latin America programs.
Some Duties and Responsibilities
- Support program staff with administrative duties, including database management, financial documentation and general office support
- Assist with preparing events and travel logistic arrangements
- Research and write on topics related to democracy and human rights in Latin America
- Assist with the maintenance of a website and with writing and translation assignments in both English and Spanish on related issues
- Other related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree or current college or graduate student
- Strong ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish, both verbally and in writing
- Familiarity with democracy and human rights issues in Latin America
- Proficiency with MS Office Suite
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Excellent research, analytical, and writing skills
- Ability to work independently under minimal supervision
- Strong ability to ask questions, learn, and work in a fast paced environment
We invite qualified candidates to send a resume, and cover letter to: email@example.com or fax at (202) 822-3893, Attention: HR Dept., referencing 2012-051 LAC Intern. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.