Emergency Support Manager – Burma
Fixed term appointment for 12 months
Salary: £24, 392 - £27, 368 pa incl LA
Based in Location, Waterloo, but must be able to travel extensive
Closing date: 5pm, Sunday 8 June 2008

This is an exciting and challenging one year post in which you will be required to play a lead role in the management, development and coordination of Christian Aid’s response to the Burma Cyclone Nargis. You will be responsible for the day to day management of the Burma emergency programmes and grant management. You will be required to liaise with Action by Churches Together (ACT) and other donors, play a part in advocacy and policy work and represent Christian Aid at external meetings and with the media. As part of your work you will ensure that the that the emergency response, rehabilitation and any Disaster Risk Reduction programmes are in line with the overall regional and country strategies and Christian Aid’s corporate emergency response strategy. You will be a member of the Humanitarian Division in the International Department of Christian Aid. In this post you must be able to travel extensively between London and within the region

You need to have substantial overseas experience in the management role and experience of working with emergencies including the management of staff and resources. You will have experience of programme management, project appraisal, monitoring and evaluation. You need to understand the partnership approach to emergency work and the experience of working with local partners. This will be particularly relevant to the Burmese context and the need to be patient and sensitive to their work and your involvement. You must have experience in the management and monitoring of large budgets and institutional donor contracts. Lastly, you must be educated to degree level or equivalent and be fluent in English.

We value the contribution each and every one of our people makes to the success of our organisation. That’s why you can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

You will be required to have a standard disclosure check from the CRB.

As this post is UK based, non-EC nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK, as the Department of Employment will only issue work permits in exceptional circumstances and for limited periods only.

To apply for this post, please download an application pack and email your completed form to: recruitment@christian-aid.org (quoting the reference number), or send by fax to 020 7523 2004. Alternatively, your completed application form, together with the equal opportunities form, can be printed out and posted to us at:

Christian Aid
35 Lower Marsh
London SE1 7RT

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date you should presume that you have not been short listed.

Job reference: 1680/OK
Closing date for applications: 8 June 2008
Interview date: 12 June 2008

Manager - Analysis and Methods subprogramme
Location: Bonn, Germany
Last Date: June 3, 2008
Email: vacancies@unfccc.int





Analysis and Methods subprogramme

POST NUMBER: FCA-2932-P5-003
INDICATIVE NET ANNUAL SALARY: US$ 75,432 to 80,842 (without dependents)
US$ 81,197 to 87,304 (with dependents)
(plus variable post adjustment, currently 71.9% of net salary) plus other UN benefits and pension fund
DURATION OF APPOINTMENT: One and a half years, with possibility of extension
DUTY STATION: Bonn, Germany


The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the focus of the political process to address Climate Change. The Convention secretariat is supporting the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol by a range of activities, including substantive and organizational support to meetings of the Parties.

The Adaptation, Technology and Science programme supports Parties in assessing and developing strategies and actions to meet their specific needs and concerns relating to adaptation and mitigation to climate change, impacts of the implementation of response measures and technology transfer. The Analysis and Methods subprogramme aims to support the intergovernmental negotiations on matters relating to mitigation of climate change.


Under the guidance of the Coordinator for Adaptation, Technology and Science, the Manager of the Analysis and Methods subprogramme is responsible for leading the team that will implement the secretariat’s work on land use, land-use change and forestry related issues (including deforestation, forest degradation, sustainable forest management); on analytical and methodological aspects (including development of methodologies) of climate change mitigation, on areas such as the IPCC sectors (Energy; Industrial Processes and Product Use; Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use; Waste) and on emissions from international aviation and maritime transport. The Manager will also ensure further progress in the work on research and systematic observation and will enhance the cooperation with relevant international scientific organizations working on climate change and contribute to the actions to be undertaken by the ATS programme towards making climate neutral secretariat activities. In particular the Manager will be

• Leading and managing staff of the subprogramme, managing the subprogramme’s workplans, providing technical, policy and administrative guidance to staff, delegating relevant responsibilities to them and advising on the team’s work strategies to achieve the subprogramme’s goals, monitoring activities and the performance of staff, raising supplementary funds as needed, monitoring budgets and expenditures and deciding on relevant follow-up action.

• Providing substantive leadership and policy guidance to the subprogramme; managing support for the intergovernmental negotiations on the agenda items under the subprogramme’s responsibility; managing the organization of intersessional activities, such as workshops, expert meetings and informal consultations; and developing and implementing measures for quality control of the subprogramme’s outcomes, including official documents and communications with relevant external actors.

• Ensuring synergy and coordination of the work of the subprogramme with that of other organizational units in the ATS programme and in other programmes within the secretariat; and in the same context providing substantive and organizational support to the coordinator to achieve internal consistency in approaches related to the areas of responsibility of the subprogramme in the secretariat while contributing to the overall strategic goals of the secretariat.

• Formulating and developing cooperative programmes with relevant United Nations agencies, research institutions, and other relevant governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations in all areas of responsibility of the subprogramme.

• Participating in the overall management of secretariat-wide and programme-wide activities, including through serving as member of relevant management committees as assigned, providing advice to the coordinator, deputy executive secretary and executive secretary, as appropriate, supporting the coordinator in managing the financial resources of the programme; representing the secretariat externally, and deputizing for the coordinator as needed.

• Performing other duties as required.

• Advanced university degree in engineering, environmental sciences, social science, economics or a related discipline. A combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced.
• At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional experience, including on issues related to climate change and complex negotiations in an international context.
• Fluency in written and oral English and working knowledge in another UN language highly desirable.

Evaluation criteria
• Expert knowledge in the field of work under his/her responsibility.
• Ability to produce high-quality outputs on key technical issues.
• The capacity to review, evaluate and direct the technical work of staff under his/her supervision.
• Ability to identify key strategic issues.
• Tact and negotiating skills.

Commitment to Continuous Learning:
• Extremely proactive in the understanding and promotion of new developments in the appropriate field of work.

• Excellent spoken and written communication skills, ability to defend and explain difficult issues with respect to key decisions.
• Proven ability to communicate complex concepts orally.
• Willingness and ability to act as a spokesperson and promoter both internally and externally.

Technological Awareness:
• Good conceptual understanding of technology in the workplace and ability to use relevant software and other applications and equipment relevant to the post.

• Good interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural organization.


• Excellent judgement and proven decision-making skills.
• The capacity to analyse problems and develop innovative, effective solutions.
• Ability to display initiative, resourcefulness and imagination.
• Ability to harness and direct resources to best effect.

• Proven managerial and leadership skills.
• Ability to integrate professional knowledge together with pragmatic objectives to produce a results-orientated work programme for individuals and teams.
• Proven record of building and managing teams and creating an enabling environment.
• Excellent proven ability to lead, supervise, mentor, develop and encourage good performance.

To apply

Quoting Vacancy Announcement Number 08/E045, applicants are requested to complete and submit a United Nations Personal History form (P11) to be found on our website unfccc.int - at this stage no signature is needed on the P11 form - preferably via email to vacancies@unfccc.int or by fax/regular mail to:

Chief Human Resources Unit
Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC)
P.O. Box 260 124
D-53153 Bonn, Germany
Fax (49-228) 815-1999

Please note:

1. Qualified women candidates and candidates from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
2. Service is limited to the UNFCCC Secretariat
3. We will confirm receipt of your application. However, only candidates under serious consideration and contacted for an interview will receive notice of the final outcome of the selection process.



The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) assists countries and societies pursuing accountability for past mass atrocity or human rights abuse. The Center works with societies emerging from repressive rule or armed conflict, as well as in established democracies where historical injustices or systemic abuses remain unresolved. The ICTJ is committed to building local capacity and generally strengthening the emerging field of transitional justice, and works closely with organizations and experts around the world to do so.

Founded in 2001 with a mission to promote justice and reconciliation, the ICTJ is a dynamic international human rights organization. In less than eight years, it has grown to a staff of nearly 125 working in more than thirty countries around the world


The Security Sector Reform (SSR) Program of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) promotes a “justice-sensitive” approach to SSR to prevent the recurrence of human rights violations, to promote social reconstruction, and to build the rule of law in countries emerging from conflict or authoritarian rule. The Director will need to operate effectively at the intersection between the fields of human rights and SSR to promote reciprocal learning and an accountability-based approach to improving both the legitimacy and the efficacy of security institutions.

The SSR Program assists governments, international organizations and civil society organizations around the world with security sector reform. The Program also supports the United Nations, in particular its Department of Peacekeeping Operations, to develop policies, procedures, and training tools. ICTJ also trains UN personnel and provides advice on justice-sensitive SSR to UN peace operations on the ground.

The Director is a member of ICTJ’s management structure, supervises the Center’s SSR Program, and reports to the Director of Thematic Programs of the ICTJ.


ICTJ seeks a director to lead a staff team in developing a strategic vision for justice-sensitive security sector reform and integrating that plan into the larger institution. The director will oversee the design and implementation of all in-country SSR projects and will be the central contact for regional and thematic staff at ICTJ regarding SSR. Together with the SSR staff, the Director will continue to build a network of partners globally in the transitional justice and security sector reform communities.

The Director will also oversee the development of a fundraising plan for the program and be willing to approach potential funders on behalf of the ICTJ’s SSR work.

The Director’s responsibilities Include:


• Manage the SSR Program.
• Represent the SSR Program in ICTJ’s management structure.
• Build and oversee a global team of 5-10 staff.
• Maintain productive working relationships with the regional and thematic directors of the ICTJ.
• Supervise consultants.

• Lead the development of the Program’s strategic vision and workplan.
• Oversee the design and implementation of all in-country SSR projects.
• Direct the process of conceptualizing justice-sensitive SSR and supervise the design and implementation of all SSR research projects.

• Oversee the design of the Program’s fundraising plan.
• Conduct fundraising activities for the Program and maintain contacts with relevant donors.
• Oversee the drafting of grant applications and grant reports.

• Continue to build a network of partners in the TJ and SSR communities.
• Cultivate relationships with implementing partners, including multi-lateral organizations, especially the UN, governments, and civil society groups.
• Encourage and facilitate exchanges/conversation between the SSR community and the human rights/transitional justice community.
• Conduct regular travel to countries of engagement for project supervision.
• Represent the ICTJ SSR program externally.


To direct its SSR Program, ICTJ seeks a candidate with:

Education: An MA degree or equivalent in international relations, law, political science or related field.

Experience: Familiarity with and commitment to issues of security, human rights, law, public policy and international affairs. A minimum of 5 years of relevant international experience involving senior management responsibilities.

Skills and Attributes:
• Experience in project and program management.
• Capacity to interact effectively in both the human rights and SSR communities.
• Familiarity with fundraising.
• Professional level English language skills.
• Proficiency in French highly desirable; Spanish also a plus.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Collegial leader with the ability to work with a globally diverse team
• Ability to multi-task.
• Strong analytical and organizational skills.
• Ability to work quickly under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines.
• Sense of humor.


ICTJ seeks exceptional candidates and offers competitive compensation and generous employer-paid benefits. ICTJ will pay reasonable relocation expenses. ICTJ endeavors to attract and retain a diverse, international staff.

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, an unedited writing sample and contact information for three references by June 30, 2008 to: Sharlene Williams, Human Resources Manager, ICTJ. E-mail: hr@ictj.org

Director, Program on Security Sector Reform
International Center for Transitional Justice
Location: New York, NY, USA
Last Date: June 30, 2008
Email: hr@ictj.org

Regional Director, East Africa
Salary: Competitive
Location: Kenya

Traidcraft is the UK¡¦s leading fair trade organisation, which combines a fast growing fair trade business and an award winning International NGO.

Our East Africa programme works to enable poor producers to grow their businesses, find markets and engage effectively in trade. Our work is focussed on key themes important in the East African context. This includes the tea, cotton, crafts, dairy and honey sectors; working to promote the availability of appropriate business services to small businesses; and working to support the fair trade movement in the region. The scale of our work in East Africa has grown in recent years and now covers Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. We are looking to accelerate this growth in the years to come.

We are looking for a dynamic and creative leader to run our East African office and take our development work to new heights. This is a senior role in the International Development Department. It offers the opportunity to shape the work of our fast growing charity and to make a major difference to our work in the region.

You will be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline with at least 3 years recent and relevant experience of working as a leader in a managerial position and of living and working in a developing country. You will be entrepreneurial and resourceful with excellent project design, interpersonal and communication skills. Above all, you will want to use your skills to make a difference to the lives of the poor in East Africa.

In return we can offer a competitive salary with 25 days annual leave plus public holidays and flexible working arrangements as well as a contributory pension scheme (where applicable) and free life assurance.

Interested? Please visit the Traidcraft website to learn more about our organisation http://www.traidcraft.co.uk/international_development/. A full job description, application form and equal opportunities monitoring form can be found on http://www.traidcraft.co.uk/about_traidcraft/job_vacancies/vacancies/.
To Apply: Please submit a completed application form, attributes checklist and equal opportunities form by e-mail to recruitment@traidcraft.co.uk. The subject line of the e-mail must include your name. CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 1st June 2008
Provisional times for interviews: Telephone interviews are planned for 12th and 13th June 2008. Final interviews will take place in either the UK or Kenya on 8th and 9th July 2008.


Job Title: Regional Director, East Africa Department: International Development
Reports to: Head, Africa Programmes Responsible for: Programme Officer, Administrator and other staff as recruited
Job Holder: Date: May 2008
Location: East Africa Regional Office, Nairobi

Role Responsibility
To lead and manage Traidcraft Exchange¡¦s East Africa Regional Programme, ensuring continued growth and a scaling up of impact, whilst maintaining the highest standards of quality and professionalism. The post-holder will be a senior member of Traidcraft Exchange staff. They will represent Traidcraft in East Africa and the region at the highest level

Key Result Areas % of time spent
1. Programme leadership, development and management
„X Provides leadership and overall management support for the East Africa regional programme in line with organisational policies and strategy.
„X Establishes Traidcraft as a leading organisation in the sectors within which it operates, recognised and respected for the quality, effectiveness and the impact of its work.
„X Ensures year on year growth of Traidcraft¡¦s programme in East Africa through expanding the scale of project activity.
- Identifies and develops excellent projects in collaboration with partner organisations
- Proactively seeks new opportunities for funding of projects
- Wins funding for new projects, working closely with the fundraising team in the UK as appropriate and necessary.
„X Ensures the effective management and delivery of Traidcraft projects.
„X Ensures the fulfilment of Traidcraft¡¦s contractual obligations to donors, including the provision of operational and financial reports as required.
„X Ensures the appropriate monitoring and evaluation of projects. 40%
2. People and resources
„X Manages Traidcraft staff and consultants.
„X Maintains a healthy relationship with tenants and strategic partners
„X Ensures an appropriate organisational structure for the growth and delivery of the regional programme.
„X Grows organisational resources (staff, volunteers, funds, collaborators etc) and capacity as required to successfully expand and deliver the regional programme.
„X Ensures maximum cost-recovery for the East Africa office. 20%
3. External relations
„X Represents Traidcraft in the region.
„X Builds and maintains positive and professional relationships with existing and possible new partners.
„X Proactively networks and builds relationships as required in order to raise the profile of Traidcraft, enable collaboration and enable the appropriate development and delivery of the programme. 15%
4. Operations and finance
„X Supports the operations of other Traidcraft departments in the region (MAC, Policy Unit, plc).
„X Manages the Traidcraft office in the region, including relationships and agreements with tenants.
„X Maintains an overview of the political and security context in the region noting how developments may affect programme work.
„X Ensures appropriate security plans and procedures are in place and regularly reviewed in order to secure the safety of all staff at all times.
„X Ensures the proper financial management and control of the programme¡¦s finances in line with financial procedures & guidelines.
„X Ensures compliance with statutory regulations/obligations in Kenya. 10%
5. Information and learning
„X Monitors and evaluates project outcomes and identifies learning.
„X Undertakes programme impact assessment studies.
„X Disseminates learning across Traidcraft.
„X Proactively draws on learning from across Traidcraft and elsewhere to improve performance and impact.
„X Liaises with TX staff to ensure that they (and in particular the Director of IDD and Head of Africa programmes) are informed and aware of developments and opportunities in the region.
6. Personal and team development:
„X Continually seeks and acts upon opportunities for personal and team development.
7. Miscellaneous
„X Carries out other duties, which may or may not be related to the job, as reasonably requested by management.

„X To manage Traidcraft staff and consultants.
„X To manage income and expenditure including project budgets.
„X To represent Traidcraft in the region as agreed.

Skills and Aptitudes
„X Entrepreneurial flair and creativity, able to identify and realise opportunities.
„X Strong leadership skills with an ability to inspire confidence, commitment, motivation and passion in others
„X Excellent influencing and networking skills.
„X A commitment to excellence and continual improvement with a strong ability to generate creative ideas and innovative solutions
„X Builds strong relationships with stakeholders
„X Strong team working skills with an ability to work well as a mobiliser of teams, as a team leader and as a team member.
„X Demonstrates self-awareness of strengths and limitations and actively develops skills and attributes of self and others through training and development
„X Excellent planning, co-ordination and prioritisation skills.
„X Strong language and numeracy skills, including excellent written English and proven understanding of financial management.

Qualifications and Experience
„X Educated to degree level.
„X At least three years experience living and working in a developing country, preferably in Africa.
„X An experienced leader and manager of people, with at least three years experience of senior level management.
„X Extensive experience of planning, designing, managing and monitoring donor funded development projects.
„X Significant experience of proposal writing with a track record of success in winning donor funding for development projects

„X Post-graduate qualification in an appropriate discipline.
„X Recent experience working in the enterprise development sector, up to date with current thinking and best practice concerning value chain development, business development services and making markets work for the poor.
„X Management experience in an NGO
„X Experience working in the private sector
„X Experience and understanding of fair and ethical trade
„X Kiswahili speaker

Personal Qualities
„X Passionate about Traidcraft¡¦s mission and ethos, with high levels of energy and drive to make a difference to the lives of poor people.
„X Motivated by the opportunity to make a significant difference to the work of Traidcraft in the region
„X Willingness to travel within the region.

Traidcraft is a Christian response to poverty. We welcome applicants from all faiths or none, but it is important that all staff members understand and sympathise with the Christian vision, ethos and culture of Traidcraft. However it will be a genuine occupational requirement that a practising Christian is needed for some specified roles. This is not a requirement for this role.

Regional Director, East Africa
Location: Kenya
Last Date: June 1, 2008
Email: recruitment@traidcraft.co.uk

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, fosters sustainable economic growth in developing countries by financing private sector investment, mobilizing private capital in local and international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. IFC’s vision is that poor people have the opportunity to escape poverty and improve their lives. Supported by donor partners operating under the umbrella of the Mekong Private Sector Development Facility, IFC manages a substantial advisory services program in the countries of the Mekong (Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Vietnam).

IFC is recruiting key positions in Advisory Services in the Mekong:

Project Manager, Access to Infrastructure Program
International Finance Corporation
Location: Vietnam

Project Manager, Access to Infrastructure Program – Job#081056 (based in Vietnam) to lead the work in expanding access to reliable infrastructure services by helping governments develop sustainable public-private partnerships. Key selection criteria include strong financial modeling skills, knowledge of power and water sectors, experience in investment banking, business consulting, project finance, and/or infrastructure economics, and strong sense of service to clients.

Advisory Services Country Coordinator
International Finance Corporation
Location: Lao PDR

Advisory Services Country Coordinator, Lao PDR- Job#081057 (based in Lao PDR) to oversee all IFC advisory activities in Lao PDR, including strategic development of programs, and build-up of relationships with key stakeholders, including the government, business community, donors and other IFC clients. Key selection criteria include proven project management experience, particularly in designing and implementing complex programs, sound knowledge of policy and legal/regulatory issues in the region, and strong analytical skills and ability to prepare project proposals.

In addition to specific technical skills, candidates should demonstrate outstanding interpersonal, leadership, and management abilities. Experience in international development, emerging markets, and the region is highly desirable. The position require an advanced academic degree in business, economics, finance, or related field and the ability to travel.

IFC offers challenging and rewarding careers and great opportunities for professional and personal growth. Please go to www.ifc.org/careers then browse for current opportunities for full job descriptions and to apply online. Deadline is 06 June 2008.


This is review of service offered by Online car insurance quotes.

The purpose of this article is to examine proposals on how to create an auto insurance quote. Let's talk specifically about using the Internet as a way to do so. Even if you do not know how to get the real Internet will be surprised how easy it is to focus on auto insurance quotes.

1st First, you need to do is to define their objectives for car insurance affordable. Believe or not, the price is not the only reason for doing so. Some people are not satisfied with their current insurance company, and in May the mood to shop.

Of course, the monthly premium, but this service, which offers auto insurance. The only way you'll know better when she goes to several new appointments.

2nd Thanks to the Internet as a great way to research quotes as you can from different companies very quickly. Log into your favorite search engine and enter words in auto insurance quote. Then begin to see different sites and appeal to you.

3rd It is indeed possible to save you hundreds of dollars on their next vehicle. Before you and spend all their savings to review its current policy and compare it with what we offer different activities. As with buying something that it is important that you compare apples with apples, and you'll receive adequate coverage for your needs.

4th Internet allows you to a company offers, which can not match. It is therefore important that you learn a little about the stability of the company. Just because you have not already heard about them, does not mean that they are suitable for you.

Of course, we all heard about GEICO, Progressive, as well as other national brands, but they have never heard eSurance.com. This will be an example for the quickest way to build a cheap car from the insurance company, which specializes in doing just that. If you do not have the Internet may not have heard about them.

The four Online car insurance quote tips may be helpful for you. Like all of you buy online, it is important that you take your time and do adequate research to confirm its decision before the money.

Team Leader, Grants Under Contract
Washington, DC

Company Profile: Management Systems International is an international development consulting firm based on the D.C. waterfront with offices around the globe. For over 25 years, MSI has worked to improve the daily lives of people in many of the most impoverished and conflict-ridden places of the world through partnerships with domestic and foreign government agencies, corporations, and non-governmental organizations. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Position Summary: MSI is currently seeking an experienced grants manager to provide oversight to the grants program of an upcoming project focusing on expanding civic participation and fostering democratic transition in Cuba. The position will be based in Washington DC for at least the initial period of implementation.


Provides oversight to Grants program;
Subject to the overall coordination and control of the CTO, advises and assists in the design, development and implementation and program monitoring and evaluation of grant-making authority and grants management policies, procedures, and practices;
Provides policy guidance and interpretation for program staff as well as sub-grantees;
Analyzes and evaluates grant applications, proposals and awards to ensure adherence to grants management policies;
Ensures proper negotiation of the terms and conditions for sub-grants and reviews and analyzes budget estimates for allowability, allocability, reasonableness, and consistency


5 - 10 years experience in grants design and administration to management and oversee distribution of grants as well as subcontracting;
Knowledge of USAID contract management and grants management policies and procedures; Grants under Contract experience preferred;
Proven record of excellent management, leadership and interpersonal skills;
Proven ability to work with diverse international teams;
Prior experience working in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as proficiency in Spanish preferred;

Chief of Party/Project Director
Washington, DC

Company Profile: Management Systems International is an international development consulting firm based on the D.C. waterfront with offices around the globe. For over 25 years, MSI has worked to improve the daily lives of people in many of the most impoverished and conflict-ridden places of the world through partnerships with domestic and foreign government agencies, corporations, and non-governmental organizations. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Position Summary: MSI is currently seeking an experienced Chief of Party to provide general management of an upcoming project focusing on expanding civic participation and fostering democratic transition in Cuba. The position will be based in Washington DC for at least the initial period of implementation.

Responsibilities: The Chief of Party will provide overall technical and administrative management for the project; hire, manage and mentor field staff; and maintain accountability to headquarters office in the United States and to USAID in the field. S/he will ensure that programs and activities are responsive to US foreign policy and USAID strategy for Cuba as interpreted by the Director of the Cuba Program. Additionally s/he will ensure program coordination across teams and that programmatic and financial procedures are established.


10 years experience supervising complex and challenging operations in unstable developing or transition countries;
Proven record of excellent management, leadership and decision-making; demonstrated success managing international development projects of this scope and complexity;
Experience interacting with developing country governments, international organizations, other bilateral donor and civil society representatives, and senior government officials;
Prior experience living and working in Latin America and the Caribbean;
Fluency or professional proficiency in Spanish preferred.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

To apply, please visit our website: www.msiworldwide.com

Team Leader, Quick Response Platform
Washington, DC

Company Profile: Management Systems International is an international development consulting firm based on the D.C. waterfront with offices around the globe. For over 25 years, MSI has worked to improve the daily lives of people in many of the most impoverished and conflict-ridden places of the world through partnerships with domestic and foreign government agencies, corporations, and non-governmental organizations. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Position Summary: MSI is currently seeking an experienced Team Leader to design, implement, monitor and evaluate the programmatic activities of an upcoming project focusing on expanding civic participation and fostering democratic transition in Cuba. The position will be based in Washington DC for at least the initial period of implementation.


5-10 years experience with project design, development and management with development-type projects;
Demonstrated experience managing reasonably complex projects and teams working with senior officials of foreign and U.S. governments and agencies;
Prior experience in project operations, administration and program coordination, preferably with a USAID-funded project;
Knowledge of USAID regulations and procedures;
Considerable experience in overseas development activities;
Knowledge of program start-up under limited time constraints preferred;
Prior experience working in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as proficiency in Spanish preferred;

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

To apply, please visit our website: www.msiworldwide.com

Our client, Greenpeace, is an independent global campaigning
organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace. Greenpeace is currently setting up an Africa office in Johannesburg, South Africa and two West and Central African countries and seeks to appoint a

The Communications Manager will be responsible for: Developing and
implementing communication strategies and creative concepts for high
potential communications projects integrated with fundraising activities and raising the Greenpeace Africa profile; serving as Greenpeace Africa spokesperson on Greenpeace programs and activities, as well as on
breaking news events and special features; developing potential story ideas and communication projects in order to enhance the image of Greenpeace Africa and its campaigns with media and the general public.

Candidates must have a Masters degree or equivalent in journalism
or similar and at least 5 years professional experience in PR, a press
office, agency or other media relations environment. A proven success
record in campaign based PR and branding and experience in working in an
international environment as well as coordination of rollouts across
global markets is also essential. Fully bi-lingual French/English is
required and Portuguese would be useful.


Interested candidates should email a CV and letter of motivation by
Wednesday 21st May 2008 to:
ACTION APPOINTMENTS email: lisa@actionappointments.co.za

Communications Manager
Greenpeace / Action Appointments
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Last Date: May 21, 2008
Email: lisa@actionappointments.co.za

Senior Associate / Health Economist
Abt Associates, Inc.

Location: Bethesda, MD
Work Authorization Required

The Senior Associate / Health Economist (home office support) for PATHS 2 in Nigeria is responsible for a broad range of planning, monitoring, coordination, capacity building, and implementation of tasks related to health financing reforms in Nigeria, namely expansion and strengthening of public health insurance and improving the allocation and management of health sector resources. The Health Economist will also be responsible for the design and follow-up of a demonstration activity in selected pilot Governorates/Districts, emphasizing the development of financing mechanisms, global budgeting, health insurance plans, analysis and costing of benefits, performance based contracting, utilization of services, reimbursement, and quality monitoring. The Health Economist will work with the Program Director, Resident Health Advisor and Federal Ministry of Health (MoH) and State Government and Local Governements of Nigeria.

The overall responsibilities of the Senior Associate / Health Economist activities include:

• In close collaboration with Program Director and Health Financing Advisor in Nigeria, provide strategic inputs for the PATHS2 Project in Health Financing and Health Economics, assuring responsiveness and quality, resolving problems, and ensuring that project work produces the required output results.
• Serves as the key liaison for all PATH2 strategic health financing and health economics issues.
• In collaboration with the project team and the client, develops scopes of work and work plans that clearly identify short and long-range achievable, sustainable strategies for improving financial systems in the Nigerian health sector.
• Identify technical assistance expertise required for the field activities, prepare scope of work, identify right consultants, review consultant reports for quality.
• Represent the PATHS2 Project, IHD and Abt Associates at international meetings, seminars and conferences in the areas of expertise along with program director and or Nigeria- based Health Financing Advisor.
• Keep informed and collaborate with other international donors and development agencies.
• Produce analytic papers and products related to specific international health topics and field work.
• Contribute to brainstorming and development of research agendas and special projects for improving health systems.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

Technical Support, Implementation, Monitoring and Dissemination:
• Consult with the Programme Director (PD), COP, Resident Health Financing Advisor and other US-based experts, take the lead in day-to-day contacts with health financing counterparts in the FMoH at the central, State Level and Local Governement level, and the Health Insurance Organization, and in monitoring their progress in implementing tasks in accordance with the implementation plan and other agreements.

Work in close collaboration with the PD, COP, HFA, to provide technical support for the following project activities:
• Building financing and insurance administration capacity.
• Developing benefit packages and corresponding financing schemes.
• Pilot testing of new components of the insurance model that expand consumer choice and the mix of contracted providers.
• Building capacity at Federal, State, Local levels to implement and sustain financing reforms.
• Building capacity in resource management at the central FMoH and pilot Governorates.
• Developing new methods of budget preparation, allocation, and monitoring.
• Institutionalizing and building capacity in National Health Accounts (NHA).
• Plan and coordinate appropriate workshops for training and building capacity of counterparts on their roles and responsibilities in the area of financing reforms.
• Provide technical guidance and respond to inquiries from the FMoH and DFID and represent the PATHS2 at workshops and meetings of other projects and donors, as they relate to the area of financing reforms.
• Participate in the development of work plans, technical reports, training materials, and other project products.
• Help maintain and ensure excellent working relationships with all in-country counterparts.

Project Management:
• Assist the Program Director in the management of the PATHS 2, including
• Identifying appropriate staff, consultants and in-country organizations.
• Drafting annual implementation plans, developing scopes of work, managing health financing budgets.
• Monitoring and evaluating progress and impact on country program.
• Assuring on-time completion of planning and implementation.
• Prepare SOWs for Short Term Technical Advisors (STTA) and provide the operational support to enable consultants to accomplish their work (includes setting schedules, organizing meetings and site visits, providing debriefings and answering questions).
• Supervise consultants as required and insure they fulfill the terms and conditions of their contracts, including review of all deliverables as specified therein.

Skill Requirements:

• Masters Degree (minimum) or a PhD (greatly preferred) in Economics, Public Health, Public Policy, Business, or other related field.
• 13-15 years of relevant professional experience with a Masters Degree, or 8-10 years with a PhD. Relevant experience includes health economics, health financing, decentralization, research, survey design, evaluation, reform design and implementation, and community-based health insurance.
• Experience with international donor organizations is highly desirable, especially with DIFD or other European donors.
• Superior writing, research, and presentation skills.
• Ability to convey highly technical material in a clear manner to a non-technical audience.
• Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills are required.
• Able to produce results within tight deadlines.
• Willing and able to travel frequently on short-term assignments to Nigeria.

If interested in this opportunity, please e-mail resume to: NigeriaJobs@abtassoc.com

Senior Associate / Health Economist
Abt Associates
Location: Bethesda, MD, USA
Last Date: June 5, 2008
Email: NigeriaJobs@abtassoc.com

Project Officer – Economic and Social Affairs

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest of the German political foundations committed to the values of social democracy. Established in 1925 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization, its primary purpose today is the education of people from all segments of society in the spirit of social democracy, and the strengthening of international cooperation to further peace and development. In its international work, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation has a strong emphasis on development issues and maintains a network of offices and programs in more than 80 countries, mostly in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific.

The New York Office is located close to the United Nations in New York and serves as a liaison between the United Nations, FES field offices and partners in developing countries. It contributes to the debate on globalization by annually organizing and convening some 30 high-level seminars, conferences and roundtables and by publishing briefing and occasional papers on global policy issues.

The project officer on economic and social afairs reports directly to the Director of the New York Office. The position´s specific responsiblities include:

Conceptualizing, planning and preparing seminars, conferences and roundtables in the field of international economic and social policy;
Maintaining and expanding the network of contacts to relevant UN departments and agencies, UN member state representatives, civil society groups and think tanks;
Following and reporting on recent developments in the United Nations and the Bretton Woods Institutions in the field of global economic governance, development policy, international social policy, and international financial markets;
Assisting with administrative duties at all levels, including event management, editing of articles for publication, website maintenance and planning of visitor programs.
The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:

University Degree (B.A./M.A.) in a relevant field, preferably in Economics, International Development Studies or International Relations;
Proficiency in English and good writing skills;
Sensitivity to communicate and work in an intercultural and international context;
Relevant work experience, preferably in an international non-profit setting, would be a plus;
German language skills would be an asset but are not a must;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; working knowledge of ACT and Dreamweaver would be beneficial but can also be acquired on the job.
We are looking for a dynamic, hard-working and good-humored (but firm) individual who is able to work in a small team dealing with multiple tasks and responsibilities. We are offering a salary that is commensurate with experience and an attractive benefits package.

The initial appointment will be temporary (for a period of 10 months); a transfer into a permanent appointment is likely.

To apply, please send a letter, CV and two references to:

Jürgen Stetten
Friedrich Ebert Foundation Inc.
747 Third Avenue, 22b
New York, New York 10017

Project Officer – Economic and Social Affairs
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
Location: New York
Last Date: June 2, 2008

Head of Programs
American Red Cross
Location: New Delhi

Job Title : Head of Programs
City New Delhi
Country India
Employment Status Regular
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
% of Travel Required 60-80%
Relocation Benefits Available? Depending on suitability of candidate

Job Description/Qualifications


The American Red Cross seeks an experienced Head of Programs to develop and carry out objectives of American Red Cross support to the longer-term recovery and mitigation framework of the Indian Red Cross Society in Tamil Nadu-India, to provide similar support to efforts in Anjar District of Gujarat, and for a Disaster Center project based in New Delhi and Chennai, TN.

The Head of Programs oversees Tsunami Recovery Program (TRP) projects implemented through the India Red Cross Society in Tamil Nadu. S/he directly supervises project officers and provides oversight and technical assistance, ensuring impact and timely delivery of a several million-dollar, multi-year integrated tsunami response project in the sectors of health, psychosocial support, and disaster planning and preparedness. The Head of Programs also supports the management of other portfolio projects in India, S/he prepares and reviews reports (including financial), and records of activities to ensure progress is being accomplished toward specified program objectives and institutes changes as required to achieve objectives.

The Head of Programs also provides technical assistance and quality assurance to the projects implemented in Anjar, Gujarat ensuring similar interaction and dialogue with the project specialists in Tamil Nadu. The Head of Programs leads the implementation of the cross-cutting themes for projects, coordination of the monitoring and evaluation, retains overall responsibility for the baselines, midterms and final evaluations of both projects.

The Head of Programs reports directly to the American Red Cross Senior Country Representative for India and as requested, will support the Senior Country Representative as a liaison with other Red Cross and Red Crescent partners, and others involved in related tsunami response and other programs. S/he may serve as acting Senior Country Representative when needed, and may be asked to accept more senior management roles in the future.

Advanced degree in social and/or management sciences, public health, and minimum of ten years’ related experience required in progressively more responsible positions, including at least five years’ experience managing multi-million dollar, multi-year relief or development programs overseas. Field experience internationally in managing large-scale operations, including project/program management, design, monitoring and evaluation of multi-sectoral programs, budgeting and financial experience, program supervision, general office processes/systems supervision, and compliance required. Significant experience in community development (including community mobilization and various PRA techniques). The Head of Programs will have line authority over a roster of national staff and must be prepared to enhance teamwork and coordination between project teams in different locations. The successful applicant will demonstrate considerable experience conducting and/or supervising needs assessments and surveys, data analysis, project design, and evaluation, preferably for both emergency and development programs. Previous experience as a trainer is preferred. Solid project management experience with a proven track record of successful teamwork needed, preferably in a large PVO. Excellent English verbal and written communication skills required. This position will be based in New Delhi but will require up to 60-80% percent travel to project sites in India.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates may send in their applications through email to vacancy@amcrossasia.org . Please specify the position applied for in the subject of the email.

Closing date of receipt of resumes is May 10, 2008. Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Subject Matter Specialists
PRADAN (Professional Assistance for Development Action)
Location: Project Locations in District Dindori (Madhya Pradesh)
Last Date: May 15, 2008
Email: dindori@pradan.net

Responsibilities: Plan, implement and manage activities in the specific subject area.

Essential Qualifications: (Candidates having any of the qualifications mentioned below are eligible to apply)
1.For SMS (Watershed) – B.Tech.(Civil/Agri), Diploma in Civil Engineering
2.For other positions - Graduate/Post graduate degree in the relevant subject - Agriculture/Social Work/Rural Development/Veterinary

Desirable Experience:
1. Two years of experience in the relevant subject area


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