Deputy Chief of Party, Uganda
Company Profile: Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. Today, it has over 100 projects under management worldwide and its technical expertise
has been expanded to include implementation of a range of analytical and field projects in democracy and governance, economic growth, organizational capacity building, education, and natural resource management. At the beginning of 2008, MSI joined Coffey International,
Ltd., a global multi-disciplinary professional services organization with offices in 20 countries around the world. MSI became a part of Coffey International Development (Coffey ID), one of seven divisions
which comprise the Coffey Group. Together, we aspire to create extraordinary outcomes for our clients, our staff and the communities in which we work. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at
Management Systems International/MSI (www.msiworldwide.com), an international development consulting firm based in Washington DC, is recruiting for a Deputy Chief of Party with substantial experience in
monitoring & evaluation, health reporting, project management, web-based performance monitoring, and other IT solutions. This position will be based in Uganda.
* Support the Chief of Party in functions related to project oversight
* Serve as a resident technical advisor in health reporting and data management
* Demonstrate professionalism and leadership with local partners and target groups
* 5-7 years experience designing/managing M&E systems required
* Experience working with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and other international donors
* Experience with performance monitoring for international development programs, experience monitoring performance of grantees preferred.
* Good project management skills
* Experience working with both public and private sector agencies
* Ability to communicate and work well with clients and stakeholders
* Experience working with civil society stakeholders
Only Ugandan citizens are eligible for this position.
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
Deputy Chief of Party
Management Systems International
Last Date: August 19, 2008
Title: Special Events Associate
Reports to: Senior Manager, Special Events
Location: New York, NY
The Rainforest Alliance (RA) is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. Based in New York City, with offices throughout the United States and worldwide, the Rainforest Alliance works with people whose livelihoods depend on the land, helping them transform the way they grow food, harvest wood and host travelers.
The Special Events Associate will be responsible for providing support to the Sr. Manager, Special Events. S/he will help plan fundraising and cultivation events, meetings, conferences, auctions and other events as they are scheduled. S/he will recruit for and facilitate a volunteer program that helps prepare for the organization’s annual Gala and other events as needed.
• Work with Sr. Manager on event planning;
• Coordinate event related logistics including database management, assist with management of tracking sheet and coordination of vendors/event arrangements;
• Run queries using Raiser’s Edge database to create event invitation and mailing lists;
• Draft and coordinate paper and electronic mailings including event related solicitations, invitations and acknowledgement letters and other correspondence/mailings;
• Identify and research new event supporters, attendees, sponsors, honorees and celebrity hosts/entertainers using print and electronic resources;
• Design paper and electronic event materials and other communications as needed using Adobe PhotoShop and Kintera;
• Recruit, interview and train 15-20 volunteers to help prepare for the Gala; schedule and organize volunteer meetings;
• Coordinate all logistics related to the Gala Silent and Online Auction including database management, and tracking and acknowledging donations;
• Identify, research, cultivate and recruit new auction/gift bag donors;
• Organize donations to create auction packages, displays and bid sheets;
• Collect payments and coordinate fulfillment of auction items; and
• Other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree required;
• Minimum two years fundraising experience with demonstrated experience in event planning and volunteer coordination; minimum one year administrative experience required;
• Strong computer skills (Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required); demonstrated experience with Microsoft Outlook, Kintera, Adobe PhotoShop and Acrobat; Lexis Nexis; Researcher’s Edge and Raiser’s Edge donor tracking software preferred;
• Must be comfortable promoting events and asking for in-kind donations;
• Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills required;
• Must have excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals;
• Strong attention to detail and deadlines; must be able to work independently and on a team; and
• Knowledge of and commitment to environmental issues and sustainability practices preferred; and
• Not-for-profit experience preferred.
Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package provided.
Send resume and cover letter to Human Resources, Rainforest Alliance, 665 Broadway Suite 500 New York, New York 10012. Fax: 212-677-2187. E-mail: Personnel@ra.org.
The Rainforest Alliance is an equal opportunity employer
Special Events Associate
Location: New York, NY, USA
Last Date: August 19, 2008
Senior Project Design Expert, Sudan
Company Profile: Management Systems International (MSI) is a global
international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing
specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. Today, it has
over 100 projects under management worldwide and its technical expertise has been expanded to include implementation of a range of analytical and field projects in democracy and governance, economic growth, organizational capacity building, education, and natural resource management. At the beginning of 2008, MSI joined Coffey International, Ltd., a global multi-disciplinary professional services organization with offices in 20 countries around the world. MSI became a part of Coffey International Development (Coffey ID), one of seven divisions which comprise the Coffey Group. Together, we aspire to create extraordinary outcomes for our clients, our staff and the communities in which we work. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com
MSI has a 3-year contract to provide mission-wide support to USAID/Sudan in program and project evaluation and designs, MIS management, translation services, facilities management, VIP hosting, and research.
An in-country team, based in Khartoum, Juba, Kurmuk, and Kadugli, will
provide these services, supplemented by short-term technical assistance.
The Sudan SUPPORT Project will be conducting a feasibility analysis that will consider the lessons learned from the Diaspora Skills Transfer Program (DSTP) pilot program completed in 2007 by AED, among other examples of Diaspora initiatives, and provide clear recommendations for the design of a follow-on initiative that would be responsive to the strategic objectives of USAID/Sudan.
The team members shall prepare an analysis of the feasibility of the
program described in draft H.R. 3054. The analyses shall be undertaken
in two phases: the first in the US and the second in Juba, Southern
The team of professionals chosen to complete the analyses required will do so within three months of the task order being signed. This position is expected to begin in July/August 2008.
Phase one will entail the production of a detailed analysis, to be
conducted in the United States, of the willingness of Southern Sudanese
residents in various communities throughout the U.S. to participate in a
program which would support their return to Southern Sudan to assist in
post-conflict reconstruction efforts in the education sector; the
constraints various demographic groups of Southern Sudanese face which
could inhibit their participation in such a program; what measures
(incentives) could be considered to overcome those constraints; and what
training would increase participants' effectiveness in the education
sector and facilitate their re-adjustment to life in Sudan.
Phase 2 will entail a detailed analysis conducted in Southern Sudan to
ascertain the institutional capacity among the Government of Southern
Sudan (GOSS) and at the state government level, to support the
implementation and administration of a program through which Southern
Sudanese from the United States would return to apply their skills in
the post-conflict reconstruction efforts in the education sector in
Southern Sudan. The analysis should also examine the ability and
interest of non-governmental organizations and/or the private sector in Southern Sudan to support the implementation and administration of such a program.
The required qualifications for the team members are as follows:
- Education: Master's degree in social science (such as sociology).
Minimum of ten years experience in design, implementation, and
evaluation of overseas development projects, including at least five
years in post-conflict settings.
Knowledge and experience of different social science techniques
including focus group research, key information interviews and surveys
Experience in Southern Sudan highly desirable
Experience with Diaspora communities and/or program highly desirable.
Experience as team leader desirable
Proven writing skills
Ability to work on short deadlines
Adaptability to work well under difficult physical circumstances
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
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
Senior Project Design Expert
Management Systems International
Last Date: August 19, 2008
Chief of Party, Civil Society
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Last Date: July 15, 2008
Pact values and supports a diverse work environment.
Position Summary: Pact seeks applicants from qualified candidates for a Chief of Party position, responsible for direct implementation of a civil society strengthening program in Ukraine. The COP will coordinate and oversee the work of the Pact team and provide technical assistance in organizational development to local CSO partners. S/he will also ensure compliance with all USAID programmatic, financial and other requirements. The COP bears responsibility for coordinating and integrating the different elements of the project, adapting the program design as appropriate, establishing and maintaining a close partnership with USAID and other USG actors, and facilitating communication among a diverse set of stakeholders.
Core Values: Pact employees embrace the following core values as representatives of the institution:
• all people have a right to participate in decisions affecting their lives
• gender equity is mandatory for social transformation
• resources are allocated in a transparent manner, guided by accountability to our clients and Pact’s role as steward of resources intended for the poor
• diversity in background, gender and age strengthen our capacity to be wise managers of public and private funds
• teamwork and collaboration shape our day-to-day working relationships
• innovation and risk taking to achieve impact and broad scaleable results drive strategic priorities
• gathering and sharing information are primary roles for all employees
• staff growth and advancement are a priority, including training and professional skills building to increase knowledge and competence and to stay abreast of new developments, especially in technology
• a healthy balance between work and life outside of work must be maintained for work satisfaction and fulfillment
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
A. Program Leadership and Management
• Serve as team leader charged with the day-to-day execution of the project.
• Coordinate the development, implementation and reporting on all work plans.
• Provide, coordinate or arrange all technical assistance and administrative support activities under the project.
• Ensure that all project deliverables are met in a high quality and timely fashion.
• Ensure compliance with all donor-related, Pact, and project-specific policies.
• Supervise and mentor technical and management staff.
B. Capacity Building and Sub-grant Management
• Supervise and coordinate the sub-grant management process, including:
• Managing the sub-grant cycle from pre-award to close-out
• Assessing the programmatic potential of proposed grants
• Assessing organizational development issues and training needs of the grantees
• Establishing and maintaining procedures for the awarding and monitoring of institutional, consultant and pilot activity subgrants made under the project.
• Establishing and overseeing monitoring procedures for all subgrantee activities.
• Coordinate with Pact Ukraine finance and administration staff to ensure that policies and procedures are clearly communicated to staff, and are respected
• Provide financial and administrative information as required.
• Review financial reports to ensure accuracy and completeness.
• Ensure compliance with all donor-related, Pact, and project-specific policies.
• Represent the project with the donor office in the assigned country.
• Represent the project with current and potential donors, the government of the assigned country, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, and others working in the assigned country.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Perform all work safely and maintain a safe working environment.
• Strong leadership and communications skills
• Demonstrated ability to design programs and carry-out CSO training activities
• Demonstrated ability to lead a consortia and manage relations with US and host-country governments
• Consensus-building, strategic envisioning, and creative problem-solving skills
• Fluency in Russian and/or Ukrainian preferred
Education and Experience Requirements:
• Master’s Degree or equivalent in international development, law, political science, public policy, management, conflict management or related field
• A minimum of six years management experience as Chief of Party, Director (or position of similar responsibility) in complex development environments (experience in the NIS preferred)
• Experience in a wide range of organizational capacity development activities as described above in the description of the program
• Experience in multiple sectors of civil society strengthening such as legal rights education, civil society legal and regulatory environment, international laws and best practices, local government engagement and cooperation, media
• Experience in overseeing the implementation of financial and grant-making systems to responsibly manage USAID funds
This job description summarizes the responsibilities assigned to the position; however it does not contain an all-inclusive list of responsibilities. Periodically, employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Employment at Pact is a voluntary ”at will” relationship.
To Apply: Please visit our website at www.pactworld.org and fill out an online application. No phone calls please
Title: Chief of Party, Civil Society
Supervisor: Senior Technical Advisor, Democracy and Governance
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Effective Date: July 15, 2008
Democratic Governance Practice Leader
Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP
Location: Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Last Date: July 11, 2008
DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE PRACTICE LEADER
Location : Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC
Application Deadline : 11-Jul-08
Type of Contract : 200 Series
Post Number : 6799
Post Level : L-6 (ICS-13)
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : one year
The Bureau for Development Policy (BDP) is responsible for articulating UNDP’s development policy, using evidence gathered through country applications, regional experiences and global interactions. BDP has a key role to play in helping country offices to accelerate human development by supporting the country offices in the design and implementation of programmes and projects that effectively contribute to the national-level policies and results. Driven by demand, and working through the Regional Bureaux and the RSC, BDP provides the tools, analysis and capacities that country offices need to make a real difference in UNDP’s practice areas.
BDP’s support of UNDP’s strategic plan 2008-2011 is focused in 4 practices (Poverty Reduction, Governance, Environment and Energy, HIV/AIDS) and 2 thematic areas (Capacity Development and Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment).
The practice management structure at the Regional Center-level is composed of a dedicated Regional Practice Leader (RPL) for each practice/thematic area and a Knowledge Management Team Leader (KMTL) at the 6 RCs in Bangkok, Bratislava, Cairo, Dakar, Johannesburg and Panama City. The RPL coordinates the regional community of practice, regardless of funding source, to promote consistency and coherence within the practice.
Democratic Governance Approach
UNDP’s democratic governance practice focuses on fostering inclusive participation, strengthening responsive governing institutions, and promoting democratic principles. Inclusive participation expands equal opportunities for engagement by the poor, women, youth, indigenous people, and other marginalized groups who are excluded from power. Efforts in this area aim to strengthen opportunities for civic engagement in the core channels linking people and the state, at the national, regional and local levels.
Work on governing institutions has traditionally emphasized the design and functions of the core pillars of the state, including the legislative, executive and judicial branches, at national, regional and local levels. Strengthening responsive governing institutions entails promoting the core channels of representation and accountability in the state at the national, regional and local levels. Responsive institutions mean that the state reflects and serves the needs, priorities, and interests of all people, including women, the poor, youth, and minorities.
Supporting national partners to strengthen democratic practices grounded in human rights, anti-corruption and gender equality require UNDP leadership in promoting integration, coordination and information-sharing of policies, practices, and strategies strengthening democratic governance within and outside of the UN family.
In order to provide timely and quality policy advisory services and knowledge products in democratic governance, the Democratic Governance Group (DGG) has organized its work and its staff along these three main clusters.
A core group of policy advisers representing capacity along these three clusters are based in Headquarters (New York, Geneva and Brussels) and in the Oslo Governance Centre, with a specific mandate of providing policy advisory services, knowledge management as well as partnership building and advocacy. As part of the practice architecture, which allocates decentralized capacity to the Regional Centers and Sub-regional Resource Facilities, a number of policy advisers are based in Johannesburg and Dakar (for Africa), Bangkok and Colombo (for Asia and the Pacific), Panama and Port-of-Spain (for Latin America and the Caribbean), Bratislava (for Europe and CIS) and Beirut (for Arab States).
The Bratislava Regional Centre (BRC) is UNDP’s main knowledge and advisory hub for the 31 countries serviced by UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS (RBEC). It connects the region to a global network of development experts, to build knowledge and capacity, and to forge partnerships to meet the development challenges of a large and diverse region. The BRC works to codify and disseminate development successes and best practices in the region, and to improve the impact of UNDP’s work through effective communications and advocacy
The BRC employs a team of in-house policy advisers, backed by an extensive roster of outside experts. Policy advisers provide user-driven advisory services, access to knowledge and technical expertise to RBEC country offices (and other UNDP and UN clients) in a timely and responsive manner. Specific services include diagnostic missions, on-site support to UNDP Country offices, programming and project formulations, expert referrals, capacity development, the development of briefs, strategies, and presentations for UNDP senior management, training and applied policy research. Policy advisers are also responsible for establishing and maintaining active regional communities of practice in their respective areas of expertise, as part of the global Community of Practice. Sub-practices in each thematic area also manage the Regional Programme, including project formulation and implementation.
Policy advisory services within BRC are grouped into practice areas forming organization units of the Centre. The Democratic Governance Practice concentrates expertise in, and provides advisory services on main priority areas in the region: public administration reform; anti-corruption; decentralization and local governance; and human rights and justice. In 2007, advisory support services provided in response to requests from Country Offices and other clients in democratic governance was equivalent to 850 person days.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Practice Leader’s role is to lead and strengthen the global practice architecture in the region, with emphasis on practice co-ordination with connection to global experiences. The incumbent will ensure the quality and relevance of programme and project services in the Democratic Governance practice in the RBEC region, ensuring consistency at the global level. To that end the PL ‘s functions are fully integrated in the Regional Service Centre structure, results planning and delivery. As a result, the incumbent will be accountable for the delivery and quality of results to both the Deputy Regional Director (DRD) at the RSC and the Practice Director (PD) in BDP, NY.
In addition, the Practice Leader will
Lead and manage, both substantively and operationally, large Regional Programme(s) for the Regional Bureau on which reporting will be only to the Director of the Regional Bureau;
Manage a large volume of financial resources being invested in the region from multiple sources with a high degree of accountability for delivery of those resources;
Manage, lead and coordinate several Policy Advisors at the L-4/5 level (5-22 – varies by region);
Manage the substantive area of work in a politically complex environment - crisis/conflict/post-conflict situation; and
Lead the practice area in the region ensuring UNDP’s credibility to deliver on a highly visible programme which in turn links to UNDP’s capacity to deliver on its Strategic Plan 2008-2011.
This integrated approach translates into joint work planning and joint performance assessment. The Career Review Group will take place in the RSC with the participation of the Practice Directors, who can ensure consistency between PL’s in the different regions and provide advice on learning and career development in the practice.
The incumbent will be responsible for the following functions:
Policy Advisory/Programme Support-Delivery;
Quality Control and Assurance; and
Policy Advisory/Programme Support-Delivery
Provide policy advisory services to the Governments and other partners in the region in democratic governance;
Provide policy advisory services on the Bureaux’s regional programme;
Contribute to the design and formulation of CO programmes/regional programmes drawing upon lessons from programmes and other initiatives in the region and from global experiences;
Provide effective support and backstopping for, and timely feedback and reporting on implementation of programmes in support of the practice architecture;
Strengthen internal CO capacity on the use of UNDP corporate practice development frameworks;
Promote the utilization of financial resources mobilized and allocated for practices in regional and country programmes and in HQ, thematic trust funds, ensuring that all policy advisors are able to facilitate access to these funds by country offices and regional projects;
Provide guidance on cross thematic issues and lead the development of cross practice synergy.
Develop corporate policy and guidance in focus area with the Practice Director (PD) BDP NY;
Provide substantive inputs to international fora to help shape global and regional development strategies, policies, norms and standards.
Practice Management and Co-ordination
Provide substantive and managerial leadership of the practice team and coordination for all personnel engaged in related operational activities in the RSC including on the regional programme;
Lead advocacy in the practice area in the region including promotion of the practice’s global policies, norms and standards and the sharing of the practice’s global experience;
Collaborate with the PD and policy advisors in headquarters to ensure that the RSC-based practice team is up to date on evolving policies;
Lead the practice area in the region ensuring UNDP’s credibility in delivery on a highly visible programme which in turn links to UNDP’s delivery on its Strategic Plan 2008-2011;
Lead and manage the Regional Programme with accountability for delivery.
Coordination and Management
Develop and implement practice/cluster work plans including for the Regional Programme;
Provide practice/cluster programme management oversight including development/management of regional and global programmes;
Consolidate and anchor the practice architecture in the regions to support country offices;
Liaise with country offices to support the inclusion of practice areas at the planning stages of country offices (and regional programmes);
Identify sub-regional and inter-country development and integration opportunities and translates them into capacity development initiatives to address cross border issues;
Support the Global Tracking system for the practice;
Manage all activities related to the practice functions at the RSC including direct supervision, when appropriate, of the policy advisors and specialists, (approximately 12 professional and support staff) create positive team environment and ensure access to learning opportunities for all staff;
Ensure coordination and management of all related human and financial resources in a politically complex environment including the regional programme.
Mobilizing the Community of Practice
Promote the development of a community of practice (COP) at the regional level and catalyze and connect to global experiences including cross-regional/practice collaboration;
Coordinate and capitalize on the approaches and tools in other practices.
Provide substantive and content leadership in UNDP corporate discussions and Inter-Agency coordination on practice issues;
Represent UNDP (and UN partner organizations) to advocate practice messages in the international development for a discussion;
Mobilize external partnerships behind UN/UNDP initiatives.
Effectively position UNDP’s practice capacity within the UN system to foster consistency in approach, within the regional level by scanning and assessing activities of non-UNDP players in local context and in support of UNCTs and UNDP CO programming arrangements with government counterparts;
Provides guidance and leadership for the engagement of civil society in regional and country programmes, the promotion of civic engagement and the establishment of strategic partnerships;
Engage national and regional partners in practice policy and programme responses under the leadership of the country offices and the UNCT;
Lead regional partnership building with regional and local institutions and consultancies;
Develop with staff an expert roster for the region in the practice area;
Develop multi-partner programmatic initiatives;
Lead the formulation and implementation, in the practice areas, of the regional partnership to support the practice area and support resource mobilization strategies in liaison with the Regional Bureaux and other concerned units;
Scan partnership opportunities and donor intelligence and inform DRD of new partnership developments – e.g. donor priorities; pledges, new donor funding modalities, etc. ensuring that this supports the practice area;
Maintain and strengthen partnerships with key multilaterals (BWIs, Regional Banks, etc) and key regional institutions to support the practice architecture.
Quality Control and Assurance
Provide Quality Assurance to ensure alignment with global development policies, norms and standards;
Co-ordinate delivery of demand-driven service delivery to country offices and regional programmes ensuring professionalism in support – e.g. timelines, responsiveness, quality in deliverables, etc;
Promote quality standards including long-term locally driven initiatives;
Ensure cross-practice approach and cross-regional collaboration back into the global practice level.
Knowledge Management (KM)
Develop with the Knowledge Management Team, in co-ordination with the Practice Director, region-wide lessons learnt, best practices and generate knowledge needed and lessons learnt to shape UNDP’s global strategies in the region;
Lead local KM sharing events and support the corporate KM agenda;
Support the development of a knowledge system and support the utilization of KM strategies and tools;
Link KM to business processes
Promote UN wide Knowledge Management Strategies
Impact of Results
The Practice Leader’s role will impact the strengthening of the global practice architecture of UNDP, the quality and relevance of programme and project services in the practice area and the results of UNDP’s programmes in the region in the practice area. In turn it will impact on UNDP’s capacity to deliver on its Strategic Plan 2008-2011. It will also determine how effectively UNDP fulfills its responsibilities within the UN agencies/partners and the division of labour in the sub-region and delivers on the practice architecture in the region.
Demonstrates integrity and fairness, by modeling the UN/UNDP’s values and ethical standards;
Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Strong ability to apply various governance related development theories to the specific context, including translating practice principles into effective policy and programme interventions in the field;
Strong substantive knowledge of governance and ability to link knowledge to UN/UNDP global policies, treaties, processes and frameworks;
Capacity to interact with senior officials and credibly influence senior decision makers in UNDP programme countries and other international development organizations;
Strong analytical, negotiation and communication skills, including ability to produce high quality practical advisory reports and knowledge products, represent the organization and present global policies, norms and tools;
Professional and/or academic experience in one or more of the areas of the democratic governance practice.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to provide credible leadership;
Innovative approaches/experience on global development issues;
Demonstrated intellectual leadership and ability to integrate knowledge with broader strategic overview and corporate vision;
Demonstrated flexibility in leadership by performing and/or overseeing the analysis/resolution of complex issues;
Strong managerial/leadership experience and decision-making skills with proven track record of mature judgments ;
Ability to conceptualize and convey strategic vision from the spectrum of development experience;
Knowledge and expertise/recognized expert in practice area;
Proven ability to lead a practice area and drive for results;
Demonstrated ability to be accountable for practice’s global policies.
Demonstrated well developed people management and organizational management skills;
Strong ability to manage teams; creating an enabling environment, mentoring and developing staff;
Excellent negotiating and networking skills with strong partnerships in academia, technical organizations and as a recognized expert in the practice area;
Strong resource mobilization and partnering skills and ability to accept accountability for management of large volume of financial resources.
Ability to address global development issues;
Substantive knowledge and understanding of development cooperation with the ability to support the practice architecture of UNDP and inter-disciplinary issues;
Demonstrated substantive leadership and ability to integrate knowledge with broader strategic, policy and operational objectives;
A sound global network of institutional and individual contacts.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Ability to strongly promote and build knowledge products;
Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example;
Seeks and applies knowledge, information and best practices from within and outside of UNDP;
Provides constructive coaching and feedback.
Mature judgment and initiative;
Proven ability to provide strategic direction in practice area;
Independent judgment and discretion in advising on handling major policy issues and challenges, uses diplomacy and tact to achieve results.
Required Skills and Experience
An advanced university degree in a development related areas – Governance, Public Pokicy, Development Management, International Relations.
15 years of overall relevant professional experience as well as a proven professional record in the practice area;
Proven professional credibility, as well as senior-level working experience in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization, in both developed and developing countries;
Work experience from a developing country context is highly desirable;
A sound track record of extensive national and international working experience with increasing managerial responsibilities in the development arena and UNDP’s practice areas and the ability to link to global policy development for UNDP;
Experience in leading/managing knowledge product development and dissemination.
Fluency and proficiency in English; working knowledge of Russian is desirable, command of other languages of the region is an asset
APPLY AT: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?job_id=5345
Financial Controllers / Project Administrators
Euroconsult Mott MacDonald and BMB Mott MacDonald
Last Date: July 23, 2008
Euroconsult Mott MacDonald and BMB Mott MacDonald require the services of financial controllers/ project administrators for projects in Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia for both short and long term assignments.
We require specialists with at least 10 years experience with International Donor Agencies such as EU (EDF), DFID, World Bank, Regional Development banks, Governments. Minimum qualification of BA/ BSc.
S/he shall have strong analytical capabilities and proven skills to deal with Financial Management issues innovatively and independently, capacity to function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, understanding of information systems and ability to communicate effectively with Donors¡¦ representatives and project beneficiaries.
Major tasks will be:
„X financial management of projects;
„X the setting up of accounting and financial control systems (following donor guidelines);
„X initiating and follow-up of tender procedures (following donor guidelines);
„X developing of procedures for auditing of projects;
„X auditing of projects;
„X the preparation of budgets and financial reports;
„X the provision of guidance and training of regional and/ or local administrative staff;
„X financial and administrative skills training of project beneficiaries.
The specialist must be fluent in oral and written English. Knowledge of French, Spanish, Arabic or other major language(s) and experience with NGO¡¦s are considered to be an asset.
S/he must also count with excellent computer skills in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and various accounting software packages, etc.
Interested candidates are invited to send their updated Curriculum vitae to email@example.com.
For more information please contact Mr Piet de Wildt, Operations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Technical Advisor - Governance and Public Administration Reform
Location: Cao Bang, Vietnam
Last Date: July 31, 2008
Senior Technical Advisor
Governance and Public Administration Reform in Vietnam
Helvetas, the Swiss Association for International Cooperation, is currently looking for an experienced and output-oriented national or international Senior Technical Advisor with a strong development background and proven experiences in governance and public administration reform. He/she will support, coach and facilitate the Project Support Unit and the provincial implementing agencies of the project “Supporting Public Administration Reform in Cao Bang” (SPAR) in project management: planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The Senior Technical Advisor works under the direct supervision of the National Project Director and in close collaboration with the National Project Manager. This project is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented by the Province of Cao Bang. The position is open for national as well as for international candidates.
• Assist the Project Support Unit in all aspects of project cycle management and provide advice on strategic issues related to the project management: planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
• Contribute to improve the project implementation, especially in providing assistance for implementation process design, mobilisation of required technical assistances , documentation, coordination, networking and information exchange.
• Assess the capacities of the provincial implementing agencies and organize with the Project Support Unit team the capacity building for result-oriented planning and implementation of the project.
• Advise on Governance and Public Administrative Reform issues for SPAR project and different other Swiss funded projects.
• Masters degree in a development related topic (eg. development studies, rural development, political sciences, international relations, public adminstration, or others)
• Minimum 10 years of relevant advising and coaching experiences in Governance and Public Administration Reform related projects/programs in Vietnam and/or South East Asia
• Proven qualities in result-oriented planning and implementation, institutional and organizational development (training and coaching), and policy advice
• Ready to travel frequently to remote areas
• Strong communication, facilitation and networking skills
• Excellent spoken and written English, knowledge of Vietnamese language is an advantage
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products
Workplace: based in Cao Bang
Working time (%): 100%
Duration: one year (with an option for extension)
Starting date: January or February 2009
Application deadline: July 31, 2008
Please send your complete application (CV/diplomas/reference letters)
By E-Mail to: email@example.com (HR Manager; phone: +41 44 368 65 05), with a cc to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Programme Coordinator), and a cc to: email@example.com (Programme Director)
or by ordinary mail to:
For international candidates: Helvetas, Mrs. Esther Kühne, Weinbergstrasse 22a, P.O. Box, CH-8021 Zürich, Switzerland
For national candidates:
Helvetas Vietnam, PO Box 81, A2 Van Phuc, Kim Ma Street 298F, Hanoi Vietnam (Tel +84 4 843 1750)
Director of Finance & Administration
American Institutes for Research
Location: International Offices
Last Date: August 1, 2008
Position: Director of Finance & Administration
Location: International Offices
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a premier research organization specializing in education, educational assessment, and other social policy issues. Headquartered in Washington, DC AIR has over 1,300 staff serving in more than 25 locations world-wide. AIR is recruiting candidates for the position of Director of Finance and Administration for its international development efforts.
The Director of Finance and Administration will design, implement and supervise adherence to financial policy, budgets and internal control measures. This position will oversee the overall administrative and financial management function, produce timely financial reports, lead the preparation of budgets, and ensure compliance with USAID regulations regarding accounting, auditing and financial management requirements. In addition, the Director will be responsible for the in-country accounting procedures at all levels of the project—headquarters, provincial/area, and division. S/he will ensure transparent financial transactions are allocable, allowable, and reasonable.
The successful candidate should have thorough knowledge of not-for-profit accounting principles, and best practices in the profession. In addition, the Director should have good knowledge of USAID policy, procedural and reporting requirements, as well as knowledge of U.S and local accounting practices and relevant laws. A graduate degree in accounting or business administration from an accredited university and a minimum of 5 years of experience in project administration is required. Significant overseas experience required.
For more information, please contact Lesley Sepanloo at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please visit the Careers section of www.air.org and search by job # 5567. EOE
PMI Malaria Advisor
Location: Cotonou, Republic of Benin
Last Date: July 29, 2008
Ladies and Gentlemen:
SUBJECT: Solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC) – PMI Malaria Advisor Position, USAID/Benin
Solicitation No.: PSC 680-08-008
Issuance Date: June 30, 2008
Closing Date: July 29, 2008
Closing Time: 12:00 noon local time
USAID/BENIN is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Persons with disabilities will be assisted and receive reasonable accommodation.
The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Benin is seeking applications (Optional Form 612 or Standard Form 171) from qualified U.S. Citizens, U.S. Resident Aliens, Third Country Nationals (TCNs), or Cooperating Country Nationals (CCNs), interested in providing the services described below.
Any questions as well as submission of applications in responses to this solicitation must be directed to:
Cosmas Apedo, Acquisition and Assistance Specialist
Office of Acquisition and Assistance
Rue Caporal Anani Bernard
01 BP 2012
Phone (229) 21-300-500, ext. 2112
Cotonou, Republic of Benin
Email address: email@example.com
USAID/Benin anticipates awarding one (1) U.S. PSC, a TCN, or a CCN PSC contract as a result of this solicitation, subject to availability of funds. USAID/Benin reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of this solicitation. This solicitation does not represent a commitment on behalf of USAID. The US Government is not obligated to make an award or to pay any costs associated with the preparation and submission of a proposal in response to this solicitation. Full solicitation can be downloaded from the following USAID/Benin website address: http://www.usaid.gov/bj. Please select “USAID/Benin Solicitation for a Personal Services Contract (PSC) – PMI-Malaria Advisor Position” under “Contracting” from the home page to download the solicitation.
1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC 680-08-008
2. ISSUANCE DATE: June 30, 2008
3. CLOSING DATE: July 29, 2008 12:00 noon Local Time.
4. POSITION TITLE: PMI Malaria Advisor.
5. MARKET VALUE: GS-14 (US $81,093 to US $105,420) or FSN Grade-11
6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: 24 months with possible extension for two
7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Cotonou, Republic of Benin.
8. SUPERVISION: USAID/Benin Family Health Team Leader.
9. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: U.S. Citizens, U.S. Resident Alien, Third
Country Nationals (TCNs) or Cooperating Country Nationals (CCNs).
OVERALL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Malaria Advisor will collaborate with the USAID personnel managing the health portfolio, and provide technical and administrative guidance as needed. Concurrently, the Malaria Advisor, in collaboration with the PMI CDC Technical Advisor, and the Cognizant Technical Officers overseeing the Mission’s PISAF and IMPACT activities, shall oversee the planning, implementing, and monitoring of the PMI Initiative. He/she will be the point person to liaise with backstops for the PMI in USAID/W, in CDC, and in the USAID/Benin Family Health Team.
Specifically, the Malaria Advisor shall provide:
1) Management of Activity Implementation (30%)
The Malaria Advisor, in collaboration with the NMCP, will provide technical guidance to collaborating agencies, to ensure sound management of malaria interventions implemented under the PMI. This includes but is not limited to malaria prevention and control activities such as behavior change and communication activities, bednet purchase and distribution through the existing health services and at the community level, antimalarial drug purchase and distribution through the existing health services, IPT coverage and the diagnosis and treatment of acute malaria, and the indoor residual spraying conducted under the initiative. The Malaria Advisor, in collaboration with the PMI CDC Technical Advisor and the Family Health Team Leader, will also act as CTO of PMI implementing instruments and be responsible for monitoring and reporting the results for all PMI activities. He/she will ensure that PMI activities and other activities being implemented in the Family Health portfolio are mutually reinforced.
2) Activity Development and Design (25%)
The Malaria Advisor, working in collaboration with the NMCP and PMI staff will be responsible for developing annual Malaria Operational Plans (MOP) in line with PMI objectives and goals. This will include but is not limited to case management of malaria in health facilities and at the community level, distribution of malaria commodities and LLINs through health facilities, large-scale campaigns, and work with the private sector, intermittent preventive treatment of pregnant women, indoor residual spraying, and development of information, education and communications materials to promote the use of these interventions. Indoor residual spraying will be implemented in targeted areas as indicated by the NMCP.
3) Partner Relationships (25%)
Successful performance in this position depends upon establishing and maintaining productive collaborative relationships with a wide range of partners and stakeholders, the MOH, the regional health officers, local governments, the World Bank, the Global Fund, WHO, UNICEF, other Donors, and NGOs dealing with issues focusing on malaria. The Malaria Advisor shall, therefore, develop and maintain relationships with these partners and stakeholders in order to effectively ensure that all of USG PMI activities are complementary and enhance all other malaria activities being implemented in Benin. He/she will participate in meetings hosted by the NMCP on malaria.
4) Coordination with Other PMI Personnel (10%)
The Malaria Advisor will be required to communicate regularly and work jointly with other members of the USAID/Benin Family Health Team, USAID/Washington Global Health Bureau, and CDC Atlanta.
5) Monitoring and Evaluation (10%)
Monitoring and evaluation is a key component of the PMI. The Malaria Advisor shall be responsible for working with the PMI CDC Malaria Technical Advisor to develop a monitoring and evaluation plan in line with the PMI targets, as well as ensure that PMI partners develop project monitoring plans and reports in a timely manner on their activities. It is also expected that the Malaria Advisor shall provide expert advice and practical experience in helping the MOH, the NMCP and other partners to monitor inputs and outcomes, and progress towards PMI goals. The Malaria Advisor will collaborate with the World Bank Malaria Booster Project to conduct joint monitoring activities that involve the appropriate NMCP staff members.
The Malaria Advisor shall make sure that a coherent monitoring and evaluation plan is in place to track PMI activities results and impact for reporting to USAID/Washington. Significant results and impact data should also be presented to the NMCP twice a year.
PERIOD OF SERVICE TO USAID/BENIN, SECURITY AND MEDICAL CLEARANCE:
The Contractor's period of service shall be approximately two years from the effective date of the contract with a possibility of renewal for two additional years. Extensions will be contingent on availability of funds and USAID approval. The individuals must be willing and able to spend as much as 20% of his/her time traveling.
US Citizens need to obtain a Security Clearance from SEC/STATE and a medical clearance from State M/MED. TCNs and CCN must obtain an employment authorization from the U.S. Embassy Regional Security Office and a medical clearance from a qualified doctor prior to the issuance of a contact. Former or Current TCN and CCN serving with the Federal Government need to submit all previous security clearances and/or police records with a completed local security clearance form.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE, TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND VALUATION CRITERIA:
Applicants meeting the required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application and obtained through reference checks. USAID reserves the right to conduct telephonic interviews with the most highly ranked applicants and make the interview a deciding factor in selection.
1) Experience – 45%
The Malaria Advisor must have at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in designing, implementing and managing malaria and other health programs in developing countries, with a preference given to candidates working in African countries. Demonstrated technical leadership, program management, strategic planning, policy experience and problem solving skills, working on complex projects in a highly sensitive environment are required. Professional experience in maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS is also highly desirable.
The Malaria Advisor will also have the following:
(a) Knowledge and skills in quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods; experience in designing and evaluating malaria activities in Africa. The Malaria Advisor must have proven skills in capacity building and mentoring local staff in a developing country (20 points).
(b) Skill in conceptualizing programs, policies, and plans and developing strategies for their management and implementation. The candidate must be able to integrate short and long-range objectives of the USAID Family Health Team and the PMI with the organizational needs of the government of Benin (15 points).
(c) Analytical ability to interpret public policies and assist in the development of revised policies as required improving the policy environment related to malaria in Benin. Management skills required to develop and implement effective malaria prevention and treatment program activities involving financial and human resources. Administrative skills are required to assist in the oversight of cooperating agency technical advisors and institutional contractors (10 points).
2) Education – 20%
Minimum of a Masters Degree in public health, international health, or social sciences from a recognized institution and/or clinical qualifications is required. Specialized training in malaria is required, mainly in areas including but not limited to vector control, entomology, clinical case management of malaria, and epidemic surveillance and forecasting.
3) Language, Communication, and Computer Skills - 20%
The Malaria Advisor must have the following (these sub-factors are of equal weight and importance):
( a) Excellent verbal communication skills (English and French at the 4/4 or equivalent level), tact and diplomacy are required to establish and develop sustainable working relationships at the highest level and a high level of trust with public/private organizations. Verbal communication skills are also used to negotiate activity plans and resolve activity implementation issues with counterparts, partners and team members. Ability to communicate technical information to health and non-health audiences is required. Excellent written communication skills are required to prepare regular and ad hoc reports, activity documentation and briefing papers.
(b) Excellent computer skills: An applicant will not be considered if s/he does not meet the minimum requirements:
Fully functional in Windows, MS Outlook, word processing, and spreadsheet software is required.
Full functionality in using the internet to solve problems and research information, such as USG and USAID regulatory guidance, best practices and latest trends relating to malaria and public health is required.
4) Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills – 15%
Excellent leadership, communications and interpersonal skills are critical to this position. The Malaria Advisor must have the following (these sub-factors are of equal weight and importance):
(a) Must be able to work effectively with a broad range of USG personnel and partners, and have demonstrated skills in donor coordination and collaboration. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment to achieve consensus on policy, program and administrative matters will be preferred.
(b) Ability to work effectively under pressure and in a team environment and communicate highly technical health information to both health and non-health audiences, and achieve consensus on policy, project, research, and administrative matters.
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: USAID reserves the right to obtain from previous employers relevant information concerning the applicant’s past performance and may consider such information in its evaluation.
Applicants are encouraged to write a brief appendix to a resume, OF-612 or SF-171 to demonstrate how their previous experience and skills are suited for this position. Applicants must provide names and contact information for at least two references. The highest ranking applicants will be interviewed in person or by phone.
Application forms: Standard Form 171 can be obtained from http://www.jobs.bpa.gov/How_To_Apply/forms/sf171.pdf and Optional Form 612 can be obtained from the USAID website http://www.usaid.gov/forms/of-612.doc or at federal offices.
Applicants should retain for their record copies of all enclosures that accompany their proposals. Please reference the number of this solicitation when sending your application. Submissions made via e-mail MUST be Word 2000 or PDF format. Electronic submissions will be accepted.
Note: Please mark submissions "PSC 680-08-0088". Late applications will not be accepted. Applicants are requested to provide their full mailing address and contact information (including fax, telephone and/or e-mail where available). No response will be sent to unsuccessful applicants.